Lets Play: NintendoCapriSun
"Howdy guys, it's NintendoCapriSun here!"NintendoCapriSun
— NintendoCapriSun, opening almost every video ever
(real name Tim Bishop) is a popular Let's Player
, with over 300,000 subscribers. He is very prolific, having made full Let's Plays of dozens of different games, and working on a 3-heart run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
.. On December 15, 2010 he announced that he had been made a YouTube Partner. In 2011, he joined a new LP collective called The Runaway Guys
along with ProtonJon
In addition, he has two separate YouTube
channels, one titled BreakingNCS
, where he posts video blogs and other miscellaneous videos. The other one, which actually predates NintendoCapriSun, is JealousGuy
, and features more of rants and short film stuff. He is also a member of Polaris.
Games NintendoCapriSun has Let's Played:
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Mega Man series
Final Fantasy series
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Super C
Donkey Kong Country
His Let's Plays provide examples of:
- 100% Completion: NCS didn't think he could get everything in Donkey Kong 64 because some of the golden bananas were extremely difficult for him to get, not to mention the Nintendo and Rareware coins, but he persevered and got everything. He was in complete shock.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Describes himself in part 5 of his Metroid LP as once having been able to do "it" with his thighs and not his hands, going to great lengths to avoid saying exactly what "it" is.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: At the end of the final boss rematch in Super Mario Galaxy 2:
Right in your face, man, right in your armpit
! How many different places on Bowser's beaten, battered, bruised, beleaguered, bludgeoned body can we hit next? (Beat
) Those are all actually words, too.
- Adorkable: Somewhat. He is a man in his 30's who enjoys video games and is generally a nice guy. The videos where he shows his face demonstrate how awkward he can be as well.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Invoked in Episode 6 of his Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door LP. After making a joke, he deduces that Koops is in an abusive relationship with his girlfriend.
- Berserk Button: Green rupees.
- Big "OMG!": In his Let's Play of Mother 3, Part 51, where he went through a door and the Ultimate Chimera was waiting behind it.
- Big "WHAT?!": He gets a really good one in his The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess playthrough here.
- Big "YES!" : He's done this in the past, but when he discovers the Great Mighty Poo...
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Likes to do this with other LP'ers' catchphrases, especially HC Bailly and Lucahjin.
- Call Back: After he fails to grab the last Green Star and falls into a pit in Clockwork Ruins Galaxy:
- His LP of Super Mario Bros. 3 is subtitled "The StupOid Run," which is a call back to his first four videos, " Super Mario Bros. 3: The Stupid Run"
- Candid Camera Prank: He secretly filmed himself with the other Runaway Guys and Masae Anela playing Fibbage, though ProtonJon apparently did notice the camera early on and just decided not to tell the others.
- Catchphrase: Quite a few:
- "Better get some more toilet paper"
- "(Yoshi!) So happy!"
- "You bite, you die!" (originally about the Piranha Plants from Super Mario Galaxy 2)
- You know, IN THE BATHROOM! note
- And more recently, due to Chuggaa's attempts to popularize the "D'OH I MISSED!" phrase in The Runaway Guys videos, he's started using that one as well.
- "A secret <X>!" in the same fluctuation HC Bailly does it. Also, "STAY AWAY FROM THE SUMMONER!"
- "You tell that asshole!" appears frequently in his Let's Plays of dialogue-heavy games.
- Will often end sentences with "...lemme tell ya!"
- "<X> THOOOOOUUUUUSAND <X>!" Another Shout-Out to HC Bailly.
- "Name that movie."
- "Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookay everyone I'm back."
- In some of his Legend of Zelda LPs (such as Wind Waker and Twilight Princess for two), he has "Oh my God! Can't wait to see!" when opening a chest.
- He's prone to singing the lyric "I keep forgetting we're not in love any more".
- "The fur-hur-hur-hur-nace!"
- "A BEE?!"
- "Two times in a row, man! Try to take a drink of water and it drips down the left side of my faaaaaace!"
- "The armory, the bakery, the armory, the bakery"
- (from his vlogs) "You're crazy, man! You're crazy!"
- "Smells like burning deodorant!"
- "I could sleep here." Lampshaded in part 6 of Secret of Evermore, when Tim remarks he's amazed the LP has lasted this long without a mention of it.
- "DAT ASS!" note
- He shouts a long, exasperated "DUDE!" whenever he repeatedly messes something up (especially in Cloudberry Kingdom).
- Call Back: In Part 31 of Link Between Worlds, he references the speedy intro he did in Snake Man's stage.
- Cliffhanger: In this video, he takes on a timed mission in Banjo-Kazooie, and he comes within one second of failing and the video cuts off.
- He also has done several in Final Fantasy IV, exactly where one would expect them. Cutting off before Rydia re-joins the party is one he claims he's wanted to do his whole life.
- Creator In-Joke: "A BEEEEE!" It apparently came from an old home movie of his family's where he was freaking out over a bee.
- Really, a lot of his catch phrases come from his old tapes.
- Cross Player: For his Omega Ruby playthrough, NCS decided to play as the female character, naming her Tim His Wife.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory: With all of the Zelda videos he's made introductions to, it's no surprise that he sometimes introduces a different game entirely as "The Legend of Zelda: [Game Title]" by accident.
- Determinator: NCS is very skilled at some games, but he is capable of beating even those ones he isn't very good at, just because he NEVER. GIVES. UP.
- Digging Yourself Deeper: During one boss fight in Donkey Kong Country 3, he admits that knowing a certain song makes him feel "kind of gay." He immediately backs up, saying "Not That There's Anything Wrong with That," then goes on to try and explain himself, then gives up because he's just making it worse.
- Disability Superpower: Kind of. His tendency to Fail A Spot Check coupled to his Determinator tendencies means that he has sometimes managed to beat stages or games without needing some item or ability that's supposed to be required. This in turn means he's good at Self-Imposed Challenge runs.
- Epileptic Trees: Invoked in his Super Mario 64 LP, where he indulges in this, theorizing that Princess Peach has an Evil Twin who is Bowser Jr.'s mother.
- Evil Laugh: He's not particularly evil, per se, but he does have a very distinctive laugh with which you'll become familiar after watching a few videos.
- Failed a Spot Check: Multiple times in Yoshi's Story. Melons tend to get "camoflauged" in his fruit border, but one time he missed a melon right in the middle of the screen (and added an annotation pointing out his flagrant missage). In another episode, he spends several minutes in a panicked state, looking for eggs, without realizing that he has a full egg train following behind him.
- Also happens quite often in his blind run of Conkers Bad Fur Day. He got a lot of flak one time for not immediately realizing he had to take cheese to a mouse.
- In general, forgetting the obvious is quite common in his Let's Plays. His The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess LP features him buying a fire-resistant shield before entering the Goron Mines and then forgetting to equip it for the entirety of that dungeon. Amazingly, he manages not to lose his wooden shield despite nearly every room of that place containing fire and/or lava in abundance.
- In the Starfruit minigame in Plants vs. Zombies, he continually fails to realize he has enough Sun to start planting them. He adds in annotations from the Starfruit, getting increasingly annoyed as NCS fails to plant him.
- During his mostly-blind run of the final stage of the Lost World of Donkey Kong Country 2, after getting through a chunk of the stage, he wonders if there's a checkpoint. While it's right in the middle of the screen. Again. Cue more annotations. Another life later, he drops into the checkpoint STILL without noticing it, leaving him surprised to spawn there after he died once more.
- In his blind run of DKC 3, during the run of the last world, he failed to note in Lightning Look-Out that the little lightning was the warning for the big lightning. He only noted this during a bonus game, 11 minutes into the video. During the same chapter, in Koindozer Klamber, he was desperately looking for a Bonus Barrel in the 2nd half of the level, and when he arrived to the screen of the Bonus Barrel, he kept throwing himself into the holes without noting the Bonus Barrel being just there. He just noted that like one minute later.
- Also in his Mario Party 2 solo run, while he dominated the competition (See Crowning Moment of Awesome above), he forgot to show us the detailed stats for the Mystery Land board.
- It's somewhat of a running gag in the DK64 LP, but an egregious example can be seen in Part 16. He ended a Bonus Stage with Diddy, but then, he leaves behind the Golden Banana without picking it up. As he put it out (a comment about that action in-video): "Umm... forget something?"
- In the same LP (Part 43), in Crystal Caverns while he was getting a balloon for Tiny (which is in the same area as Diddy's blueprint), he got the balloon, but missed the obvious Tiny Pad, which leads to another Golden Banana. Approximately two minutes later, when he returns to the same area with Diddy to get the blueprint, he realizes he missed the pad while he was using Tiny, leading to having to return to the same place with her later on.
- Again, during the DK64 LP (Part 67), when he was in Hideout Helm for the first time, there was a Pineapple Switch in plain sight (this switch allows you to progress further into the dungeon). He missed that switch various times. NCS changed his character from Lanky to Chunky... and he KEPT missing the switch, and he even got back to almost the beginning, being stumped. When he FINALLY found the switch, which was his excuse? The room was too dark to allow him seeing the switch.
- In part 56 of the Pokémon Sapphire blind LP, he forgot to heal before the final battle against Champion Steven. He caught on that mistake just when he entered the room.
- Fat Slob: See below.
- That said, he's lost a LOT of weight through 2012.
- Five-Man Band: His Pokemon team in Pokemon Sapphire tends to evoke this:
- The Hero: Tom Hanks the Swampert, as starter Pokemon tend to be.
- The Lancer: Toiletface the Breloom, who can always be relied on to provide solid backup.
- The Big Guy: Auron the Aggron, for being the biggest and tankiest of the party.
- The Smart Guy: So Happy the Gardevoir, both because he's a Psychic type but also because NCS likes him for the trickery his Confusion can cause.
- The Chick: Elektra the Electrike, who is strong but a bit of a one-tricky pony and thus often vulnerable.
- The Sixth Ranger: Gilshanks the Flygon, who was a later addition to the team, but a tough one. There's also Regina the Shiny Azumarill.
- Fridge Logic: Invoked when he named the Aeon Cindy after Dario in his Final Fantasy X LP.
- Four More Measures: He makes this kind of mistake when he tries to sing along with The Great Mighty Poo. Then once the song properly starts, he doesn't attempt to sing at all.
- Gasshole: He has active bodily functions, and he'll mention when they act up.
- Extremely prevalent in his Skyward Sword LP where he seems to be invoking this trope.
- Gentle Giant: He's about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds, but is probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
- He has lost over 100 lbs since starting his gym runs, but it hasn't affected his kindness one bit.
- Get a Hold of Yourself Man: Twice during Chapter 6 of Mother 3. With very good reason.
- Played with in the Conkers Bad Fur Day finale. Comments were saying it was okay to cry in the ending cutscene where Conker states he'd give up everything to have Berri back. He never did (if he did, he held it in), but did finish it off with a "You can't end the game like that!!"
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: His signature Unusual Euphemism, "Frick-frack."
- Got Me Doing It: Lucahjin's Catch Phrase/Verbal Tic "Sir?! Sir?!" rubbed off on him, and he admitted that she'd got him started on saying it.
- Heroic BSOD: After calling the parrot to the stand in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, he loses it and laughs for about 5 minutes, noting he hasn't laughed that much since the Great Mighty Poo.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Appears to be building this kind of friendship with Empolo18, to the point where he trusts him enough to give him his Youtube password to update NCS's LP's while he's away.
- Hilarious In Hind Sight: NCS made a Conker episode called "Dick for Progress" where he made no progress... except for telling us the next The Runaway Guys LP is Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Ho Yay: In-Universe, when he brings his real-life friend Malinda in to co-commentate on Ni no Kuni. He offhandedly mentions that he hasn't seen Marcassin's swimsuit in Castaway Cove yet. Malinda then proceeds to milk the implications of this little comment for all it's worth.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All of his Shadow of the Colossus videos are named after episodes of LOST.
- Imaginary Friend: "Prugga" and "Choton" from his Mario Party 2 videos. He starts referring to the CPU versions of Mario and DK as his absent friends, and starts talking to them, spouting their catchphrases for them, and even telling them to stop fighting.
- Incredibly Long Note: In this video, NCS sings Happy Birthday to Lucahjin and on the final line, proceeds to hold the "to" note for over 28 seconds.
- In the Style of...: Much of his Final Fantasy IV LP has HC Bailly-style cliffhangers.
- It Runs in the Family: From the hints he's dropped over the years, it seems as though his whole family is made up of skilled gamers.
- Large Ham:
"CURSE YOU, CAPRISUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNN!!!!
- To clarify: He hammed up Ganondorf's voice so much that he lost his voice after yelling this line.
- Late to the Punchline: In episode 30 of Plants vs. Zombies, He got caught up on the name of the Plantern that he had gotten some twenty episodes earlier, and had a small laughing fit.
- Let's Play: Obviously.
- Line-of-Sight Name: This is where his username came from. Also referenced in Pokemon OmegaRuby Part 7 where he names a pokemon "Cheez-It" after a nearby box of Cheez-Its. "That's how you come up with the names!"
- Madness Mantra: You didn't just knock me in the pit.
- Metaphorgotten: A convoluted example from part 4 of Castlevania:
"You can't hit me twice! You already got your turn! You already got your piece. You're like that kid who eats two pieces of pizza. Not that there's anything wrong with that, because there's probably two pizzas and five kids. So there's enough for each kid to have, like, two slices. Well, I don't have ten slices! I have sixteen, and you get four, so you actually ate eight slices! You know what, screw you. Maybe you should go to the gym."
- Mind Screw: From his Super Mario Galaxy 2 Let's Play (Episode 4):
"It's like I got squashed against the ground by a Thwomp, but both me and him were upside down when it happened. I just can't explain that, the absurdity of it all."
- Motor Mouth: Slips into this at times; in one episode of his Mega Man 3 LP he does it throughout the video.
- The Movie Buff: Quotes movies constantly, and has a fondness for obscure or subtle lines that only the equally dedicated will catch. It's especially evident in his Willow LP, as the game is based on one of his favorite movies, and he explains many details from the game as they connect to the movie.
- Musical Episode: Sort of, with Part 9 of his Plants vs. Zombies playthrough, where he "sings" most of his commentary to the game's music.
- A mild example, but he also has a tendency to randomly sing a few lines of a song in some episodes of his LPs.
- My Greatest Failure: A relatively lighthearted example, but he'll never forget the "I'll take Tyson" incident from his childhood. He's even mentioned that he cringes whenever his sister brings the sentence up.
- Named After Somebody Famous: His Yoshi partner in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is named Denzel.
- Narrative Filigree: In part 4 of Super Star Wars he expresses his fondness for this as he starts talking about throwaway lines that build a world.
- Nice Guy: Multiple people who know NCS in real life describe him as the single nicest guy they've ever met.
- Nice Hat: He made one for his Flag Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies
- Nostalgia Level: Discussed during Throwback Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2, which is almost a carbon copy of the second world in Super Mario 64.
- Then, when he got to Whomp's Fortress in Super Mario 64, he talked about Throwback Galaxy some.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In his Mario Party 2 "Let's Mess Around On," he bemoans how he lost his recording of Space Land, which he'd beaten with an incredible SIX! STARS! He then beats Mystery Land with eight stars.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction to Lucas being cornered by the Ultimate Chimera in Mother 3: "HOOOOOOOLLLLYYYYY SHITI'MGONNADIE!!"
- A much smaller example was when he realized he slipped off the bridge in Gerudo Valley and left Epona up there.
"Goodbye, my horsey. Goodbye!"
- In one of his Plants vs. Zombies videos, he was feeling very happy because the game's composer (the one responsible for the "There's A Zombie On Your Lawn" song) found one of his videos and liked it. He was happy for a few minutes before he realized she'd heard him singing his gross toilet-based lyrics over her awesome music. His mood flipped around rather quickly.
- Painting the Medium: When text boxes in games have proper nouns in different colours, he sometimes says "COJIRO!" as a Call Back to a joke he did based on this in Ocarina of Time.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: "Mutilatingly," apparently.
- Platonic Life Partners: He's good friends with female LetsPlayer Lucahjin, and they've co-commentated on each other's videos multiple times. One question in her FAQ is if she's dating him (or any of the other popular YouTube Let's Players), and the answer is a simple one-word "No." (However, in one interview, NCS admitted his feelings for her weren't entirely platonic, but due to a number of factors, they both knew it wouldn't happen.)
- Precision F-Strike: And when he does use it, he usually apologizes for it.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: Amazing at Nintendo Hard older platforms, utterly terrible when he has to play with a control stick.
- Pun: He doesn't partake in these often himself, but the titles of his videos are usually good for a few chuckles, such as "Dude, Where's Makar?"note and "Take A Drill Pill"note .
- Running Gag: He has a few.
- Calling Bowser a float in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Lampshaded the second time he does so, asking "Will this be the running gag for this LP?" No, it wasn't. In the final battle, there was no mention of floats.
- IN THE BATHROOM!
- "So happy!"
- "You tell that asshole!", when he agrees with a character's dialogue.
- Whenever he works his ass off and finally finishes a Nintendo Hard Segment or Sidequest, and the reward he gets is incredibly miniscule or undeserving, he has an understandably peeved reaction. (here's another for good measure)
- "Better get some more toilet paper." and the like when tackling a tough challenge.
- Has a habit of titling a video "Super <X> Massacre" when it involves lots of death, either the mooks or himself.
- "Is this okay, Mommy" became one during the Majora's Mask LP when he noted that if you caught something in a bottle, you held it up to the screen as if to say the phrase.
- Sometimes, when a game gets Hijacked by Ganon (or Dr. Wily), he'll edit in Iago saying "Oh, there's a big surprise! I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!".
- "There's that glass of milk again..."
- Ending every video of Ni no Kuni with the camera positioned inside a plant. And if no plants are available, editing in fake ones.
- Scenery Porn: Loves pointing these out, and has a particular Catch Phrase used to describe it: "I would sleep here." Especially for places with a cozy atmosphere.
- In Ni no Kuni, he goes gaga for it, and develops the Running Gag mentioned above, where he ends every episode with the camera positioned behind a plant. It originally started as a way to show off the detail in said plant models.
- The Scream: He's got a very distinctive one.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of Final Fantasy IV, Palom mentions showing a girl his "fire rod" and leaves the game, no longer able to play. He comes back though.
- Self-Deprecation: He's gotten into the habit of bashing himself for his poor performance in The Runaway Guys LPs and will usually chide himself for stupid mistakes quite harshly. This makes his fans very happy when he succeeds at something.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: He's done quite a few already. He beat Contra on the hardest difficulty without losing a life, played The Legend of Zelda's Second Quest without the sword, and played the same game on a 3-Heart Run. Damn.
- Shaggy Dog Story: Part 52 of Pokémon Sapphire. He spends the entire video (which is over twenty minutes long) trying to catch Regice. And then Regice faints, rendering the whole thing pointless.
- Shout-Out: Starts one video in his Banjo-Tooie LP with the same intro Chuggaaconroy uses.
- His Twilight Princess LP starts by making an Incredibly Lame Pun about "living on the edge", and saying it's "better than living in the fridge".
- He occasionally uses some of HC Bailly's Catch Phrases.
- In general, he seems to spout off random lines from shows, movies and games whenever he thinks about them. Trying to name them all would take quite a while.
- In his Let's Play of Super Mario 64, he references Electrical Beast's own Let's Play ("TELEPOR'!")
- His status on his channel is one to the song 'Afterimage', by Rush.
- The "Mega Man! Mega Man!" running joke in Skyward Sword comes from Egoraptor's Sequelitis video about Mega Man X.
- He seems to be a big fan of Egoraptor, as he's referenced Game Grumps in his Donkey Kong 64 playthrough and a couple of Runaway Guys videos.
- In his Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door LP, during the annoying back and forth portion of Chapter 4, he names his videos The "Bored" Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum, and Legacy after The Bourne Series.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Inverted! For a guy with over 300,000 subscribers, he's awfully humble and has agreed to Let's Plays with many lesser-known LPers.
- Smoking Is Cool: Subverted, he spent a long while trying to quit his habit, even continuing it after posting the first video where he declared he would break it. Fans congratulated him on his eventual success.
- Sophisticated as Hell: At times, he will start reciting the eloquent in-game dialogue, only to get sick of reading and crudely paraphrase the rest, such as from Part 23 of his Wind Waker LP:
Quill: What an eerie isle this is... Everywhere else boasts clear skies and calm seas, but around here it just sucks!
- Spoonerism: "Prugga and Choton" from LMAO Mario Party 2.
- Strategy Schmategy: In Ocarina of Time, he theorizes that his own clumsy playing is the main reason he's never had much trouble fighting the infamous Dark Link.
- Take That: From the Majora's Mask LP:
Alright, that's not funny, that's just obnoxious. I don't wanna turn into Chuggaaconroy here. OOOOOOHHHH! ...Sorry.
- Tempting Fate: In the 4-way Battletoads race. He dies before he can even finish his sentence. ProtonJon even gives him an achievement for it.
- Thing-O-Meter: When he feels one of his Catchphrases will get excessive use in a particular LP, he will create a counter for every time he says it.
- Conker got an "IN THE BATHROOM" meter, which ended at 134.
- Skyward Sword got a "SO HAPPY" meter, after its absence in Yoshi's Story.
- Skyward Sword also got a "Mega Man! Mega Man!" counter as a joke at one point, due to Tim saying that every time Fi said something obvious.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Discussed in part 65 of Majora's Mask. He points out how "I'm on a boat, bitch!" is more emphatic than "I'm on a boat, motherfucker!"
- Toilet Humor: Many, many examples of this throughout his Let's Plays. He's gotten better over time, however.
- A lot of fans expect him to go right back to stage one with his Conkers Bad Fur Day LP, he even has a meter for how many times he says "In the bathroom".
- Later on, he forgot what number his meter was up to and started it at 9001 because it was OVER 9000!! The actual final "In The Bathroom" count is 134.
- And when he meets The Great Mighty Poo, his life was fulfilled.
- Not to mention all the rest of his songs about taking dumps.
- His Gag Dub of the infamous laughing scene from Final Fantasy X replaced the laughs with belches.
- Too Kinky to Torture / Wasn't That Fun?: He'd only ever played the first couple of levels of Battletoads before taking part in the first four-player race. His reaction to the later levels of this notoriously Nintendo Hard game? Saying how fun it was and how he wished he'd played it growing up, to horrified reactions from the others.
- The Unintelligible: His take on Professor Owlan in Skyward Sword has him speak in very fast gibberish.
- Unusual Euphemism: "Frick-frack," which he usually drops in place of the typical F-Bomb, unless the situation is really dire.
- Verbal Tic: A few, the most notable one being "jeez", which can be heard in every video at least once.
- When he reads out Kaepora Gaebora the owl's exposition in Zelda games, he adds a 'hoot hoot' tic every so often.
- Another one that appears often is "I tell ya!"
- Wham Line: In part 56 of the Pokémon Sapphire Blind LP: "Go! Go onwards! The CHAMPION is waiting!". Needless to say, NCS's reaction at this was priceless.
- With Lyrics:
- Zonk: His stock reaction to whenever a game does this to him (most common in his Zelda LPs) is to continuously scream "AAAAAAAAAAAAA" as long as he can.