Lets Play / Necroscope 86

Necroscope86 (real name Richard), from the Yorkshire town of Leeds, is a prominent English member of the Let's Play community on YouTube, known in equal parts for his easygoing, relaxing style of commentary, his almost complete aversion to profanity, and his tendency to randomly quote Resident Evil. Or break out into song. Even when one counts his year-long hiatus in 2010 and the removal of virtually all of his content before that point, his video library is immense, spanning over 4000 videos (a mark he reached on the 9th November 2013) and virtually every genre of game.

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Necro and his girlfriend Rose discussing mental health

Some of his more noteworthy playthroughs as of this writing include, but are most certainly not limited to:


This Let's Player provides examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Manga Minx "Minxy".
  • Anti-Hero: Necro's ubiquitous player avatar in his Bethesda series, Harry, is played strongly as a Pragmatic Hero.
  • Badass Baritone: Between this and his accent, Necro's voice is instantly recognizable.
  • Berserk Button: Child killers, abusers, and generally anyone who would hurt a kid. Also religion on occasion, as his LP of Fallout: New Vegas proved in two separate instances.
  • British Accents: Suffice it to say he's unmistakably Yorkshire.
  • Catch Phrase: He has several.
    "That's what she said."
    "I've said that before."
    "Another one bites the dust" (in singing).
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The final chapter of his Walking Dead LP becomes this in fairly short order, as a testament to just how much the game affected him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Necro has admitted to a long history of self-harming and mental health issues, including anxiety and clinical OCD. He and Rose, who has similar troubles, have discussed these things openly in a number of videos.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A comparatively lighthearted example.
  • Epic Fail: His Let's Fail series are dedicated to these by default, as are some of his Strange Game Saturdays.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: In the name of avoiding profanity, Necro relies on a combination of this - sometimes almost verbatim - and a vocabulary of rather creative substitute expletives, e.g. "funk" and "fuzz" for the obvious.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Pretty much any time he gets the chance, with Harry being the gold standard.
  • Nice Guy: Definitely one of the friendlier, more jovial members of the Let's Play community, in contrast to his tendency to play thieving vigilantes whenever presented the opportunity.
  • One of Us: Goes without saying. Even putting aside the video games, he's proven himself to be a massive fanboy of Disney, Warhammer, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and countless other cornerstones of nerdiness.
  • Papa Wolf: Very much so. Having a young daughter himself, Necro admitted that his paternal instincts translated to him being fiercely protective of Clementine in The Walking Dead.
    • This trait has either increased or shown more after he deleted and began replaying his L Ps. In particular, in his Let's Play of Final Fantasy 8—in the original, he hated Laguna in his original recording, and continued to in his redo—right up until the Winhill flashback where Laguna is seen acting as a surrogate father to Ellone and is instantly redeemed in Necro's eyes.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Stands firmly by this policy in RP Gs. Notable examples include killing Danny St. John in The Walking Dead and, even more brutally, massacring Roy and the Tenpenny ghouls wholesale in Fallout 3.
    Necro: Butcher the building.
  • Precision F-Strike: On very, very rare occasions, Necro has been known to let an f-bomb or two slip when a game gets particularly intense.
  • Save Scumming: Good god but is Necro the reigning master of this trope.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: And he has the horror Let's Plays to prove it. Rose often shows him up with her nerves of steel in their horror videos and streams.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Necro and Rose are an amazingly sappy couple.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Announced his retirement from YouTube in late February of 2016. Come mid-March of the same year, sure enough, he was back, albeit on a relaxed schedule. Also, he never actually gave up streaming.
  • That's What She Said: A catch phrase of his, in amongst the Resident Evil quotes.
  • Wham Episode: Part 7 of his Civilization I LP.
    "A sneak atta— WHOA!
    ...The Indians just nuked us..."
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