Lets Play / PewDiePie

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Ha-ha-ha-how's it goin', bros?

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePienote , is a Swedish YouTuber widely known for his Let's Plays of a wide palette of games (some of which aren't even video games). His Italian girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin, is also a very popular fashion/beauty Youtuber with her own page here.

He was born on October 24, 1989 to an award-winning CIO mother and a CEO father, and initially set out to pursue a degree and career in business (to specify, industrial economics and tech management), but decided to throw it all away when he dropped out to focus on his YouTube career.

He got a huge following primarily from his horror Let's Plays, with his reactions, recurring characters (usually resulting in Funny Schizophrenia), eternal hatred of barrels, tendency to curse, exceptional hamminess, and general randomness carving a fairly prominent niche to his content. However, his following didn't come without controversy that surfaced around the frequent rape jokes he'd make (to the point where he decided to stop them entirely) and an infamous reply to a hater in which he implied that he was Only in It for the Money.

Pewdie is currently the owner of the most subscribed-to channel on YouTube (over 39 million subs, or "bros", and over 10 billion video views) and has received a Guinness World Record for it. He is known for having an exceptional amount of power, to the point where his coverages of obscure games result in extreme Colbert Bumps. This has in turn made Pewdie the most polarizing Youtuber alive, with him gaining both a sizable Hate Dumb and Fan Dumb (especially when a hater ever surfaces in the comments), with the "real fans" somewhere in a middle ground. It got so bad that in August 2014, he decided to take out his comments entirely, since his comment section had devolved to a wall of noise and spam and people feeding the trolls.

Pewdie has also done some philanthropy. In February 2012, Pewdie ran for the online contest of King of the Web, losing the overall title but winning in the "Gaming" subsection. He tried again in the following voting period and won the title, donating all of his cash winnings to the World Wildlife Fund. Additionally, he has also started multiple charities for causes from kids with cancer to providing clean drinking water, raising over a million dollars altogether.

In December 2014, Pewdie announced that he'd be working with indie game developer Outerminds to create a video game themed in his likeness, allowing his bros to channel ideas for the game. That initial announcement turned into PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, which is now available for iOS and Android devices for $4.99.

Along with many other Youtubers, Pewdie has also written a book, a demotivational self-help book called This Book Loves You, which you can pre-order here from Amazon or here from Barnes and Noble.

In late 2015, after YouTube announced their subscription service YouTube Red (allows exclusive access to series and such for $10 a month), Felix announced that he would be starring in a show called Scare PewDiePie made by the creator and executive producers of The Walking Dead, where he goes through real-life places or "levels" that are designed after the horror games he's famous for playing, with some of Felix's friends like Markiplier coming to help him occasionally. The announcement was met with quite a fair share of split opinions, and now that an episode is available to the public (albeit not the first, strangely), people are even more divided over the show's quality and whether it's worth paying for.

In early 2016, Felix announced that he would be founding a creator network based around gaming, music, and entertainment called Revelmode. Current members of the network are:
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His Let's Play videos include instances of:

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Pewds is certain that the ghost from the ventilation shaft in Exmortis 2 wanted to make out with him.
    • Jennifer is an immobile one.
  • Accidental Aiming Skills: How he once managed to chop off the head of a man with one swipe of an axe while flying out of his chair in fright.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: More then once has managed to win a difficult section by merely doing a stupid thing, that ended up being both smart, and crazy.
    • Hilariously his Outlast videos are a example. Early on he accidentally exited his Locker while a enemy was right in front of it with his back turned. Pewdie quickly hid in the one next to it, only for the enemy to check the locker he was originally in.
  • Aerith and Bob: His Mooks in Pulse: Jennifer, Lisa, Marcus, Annabelle... then Bengt and Fuckface.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Happened in-universe with Duck in the Walking Dead. Despite constantly hating on the character and showing visible disappointment when he wasn't killed on two occasions, Pewdie made it clear that he didn't want to shoot the infected Duck, showing surprise that he wasn't happy to see the kid die.
    Pewds: I'll let you be Robin next time. I'll let you be Robin.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Neither Jennifer or Piggeh get the love they want from Pewdie, no matter how often they try.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Stephano once slept with a Bro's girlfriend, Pewdie admires the asses of the grunts as well as the "assets" of any female he comes across, and Piggeh often tries to seduce Pew.
  • Amusing Injuries: His tendency to kick his table when he gets scared. Most notably when reading the story of the Bong Cheong Dong ghost.
  • Angrish: Is literally reduced to a mix of this and Laughing Mad when playing Unfair Mario.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Piggeh got stuck with his head in a chest twice, and hoped that Pewdie would take advantage of the situation. He was disappointed.
  • Animal Motif: Felix seems to be associated with ducks quite a lot.
  • Arc Symbol: The brofist.
  • Arc Words: He's been saying "100%" a lot as of late.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In his Trials Evolution video, he begins to wonder what the point of some things are, gradually escalating until he begins to question the meaning of life...and then he questions the meaning of vegetables, since they taste like shit.
  • Artifact Title: He frequently lampshades how much he doesn't release Fridays with PewDiePie videos on actual Fridays.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign:
  • Ascended Fanboy: Falcon Lover. One of his comments was noticed by Pewdie, and he later turned into a fairly important meme of his.
    • His girlfriend, CutiePie AKA Marzia, was originally just a fan he would talk to over Facebook.
  • Aside Glance: He does these when completely dumbfounded.
  • Atomic F-Bomb:
    • In episode 27 of his Calling playthrough, after a botched attempt to teleport to the basement using Hina's cell phone.
    "AHH! NO! I'm sorry! I didn't mean to do it! Please don't kill me! NO, NO, NO! AH, NEJ, NEJ! AHH, NO! NOOOOOOOOOO! I DIDN'T SAAAAAVE! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!"
    • Many of them in his The Impossible Quiz playthrough. A very notable one is on question 98, when he is asked to re-input the "blue, red, blue, yellow" code, only to get a game over right when he was going to input "yellow".
  • Audience Participation: Pewdiepie loves interacting with fans and sometimes asks the viewers what he should do next in games that give him choices. During his Dark Souls playthrough he even asked fans in the comments for hints or tips to help him progress through the Nintendo Hard game.
  • Ax-Crazy: When the game he plays allows him to be insane(r), he will try it out. Taken literally with his Condemned LP and the fire axe.
  • Awesome McCool Name: "Felix Arvid Ulf" translates to "Happy Forest Wolf".
  • Bad Santa: A really sadistic Santa in Happy Wheels.
    Run you dirty peasants/little shits!
  • Bag of Holding: The new PewDiePie backpack, if Pewdie is to be believed.
    • In the video, the backpack contained graphic novel, a guitar, a little Smough statue, a skateboard, Maya, a Jake the Dog hat, and a pair of glasses.
  • Beat: "PewDiePie Processing Mode"
  • Berserk Button:
    • The mere sight of BARRELS!
    • In his walkthrough of The Walking Dead, he becomes very attached to and protective of Clementine, the little girl the player character takes in. Her being in danger often gets always gets a spazzy scream out of Pewds.
    • You can make fun of his hair all you want, but do not make fun of his hare. He'll fucking stab a bitch.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For Clementine and Ellie most obviously, but also for Jodie. This is most glaring when Jodie has her shower scene and rather than eating the eye candy, he comments on her drying method.
  • Big "NO!": Sometimes even in Swedish.
    • Happened while playing "Limbo", when he thought in the end that he had gone to where he started from and thought he'd have to do it all again. Luckily, he didn't.
    • Occurs in "Ikenie No Yoru: Night of the Sacrifice", when the yellow character which Pewds named Stephanie (because she resembles Stephano) jumps off a cliff, killing herself. Pewds is heartbroken at this.
    • He lets out a very prolonged one in Corpse Party when he discovers that Mayu has been smashed against the wall and turned into a shapeless pile of gibs.
    • He does one at the end of "Pizza Delivery".
    Pewdie: I was a pizza all along! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO—
    (THANKS FOR WATCHING!)
    Pewdie: --OOOOOOOO! Actually, that's a good thing.
    • In his video of I Am Bread (he's playing as a cracker), he spends a lot of time in the start struggling to locate the cheese. When he finally does (after struggling to get on the table), he finds another challenge in that the cheese is under a lid that he must remove. When he finally does remove the lid, the cracker he's playing as breaks apart, getting him an F. He lets out of one these that is so long it starts breaking up like a glitch.
    • In his Can Your Pet? video when he selects the exercise bike and watches his chick Stephano getting shredded up between two sawblades.
    • The ending of "EXPLODING NIPPLES", where Pewdie hits #1 on the leaderboard of his Agar.io server, only to be promptly eaten.
    • A Swedish variant in his Cat Mario 3 video when he decides not to trust a purple pipe and jumps onto the floor next to it, which then collapses.
  • Big Word Shout: As a general rule, most of the things that come out of Pewdie's mouth are shouted. However, he was prone to shouting "STEPHANOOO!" and "PIGGEEH!" especially loud almost every time he encountered them in earlier playthroughs. His most well known shout, however, has to be BARRELS!.
    • "Holy shit! I can't fap! I CAN'T FAP! I CAN'T FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!"
  • Big "YES!":
    • He dropped many of these during the Ao Oni playthrough whenever he managed to escape from the titular Oni.
    • Subverted at one point in the same walkthrough, when he's hidden behind a chair and thinks that the Oni has disappeared. He raises his arms up and begins to shout "YES", only for another one to blast through the closet and start the chase again.
      Pewdie: Da FUCK, Man? Da FUCK?
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • The Italian spoken at the menuscreen in the playthrough of Afraid Of Monsters. Pewdie didn't know what was said either.
    • Anytime he finds Martin or a POLISBILnote , he will speak Swedish.
    • Sometimes he curses in Italian, like in the first episode of the Unfair Mario playthrough and in his Get On Top video, where he said "Vaffanculo" ("fuck you") a few times, and often curses in Swedish when exasperated.
    • He has a habit of cursing in Swedish.
    • "Felix", "arvid", and "ulf" (his first name and two middle names) mean "happy", "forest", and "wolf", respectively.
  • Bishōnen: He is pretty damn fabulous, after all.
  • Bittersweet Ending: His Journey playthrough. Part four (the penultimate episode) has a jarring Downer Ending when Pewdie's accomplice Bengt freezes to death on the mountain, but part five concludes the series with bucketfuls of Sweet Dreams Fuel, and Pewdie manages to complete the game for Bengt.
  • Black Comedy: He tends to lapse into this at frequent intervals.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Infamous for frequently joking about it in his pre-Retsupurae videos. People who watched the parody were appalled at how often Felix made jokes along these lines (in their 7.5 minute video montage, he said it at least twenty times, the first of which is the second word he says), and expressed disdain for him accordingly. After the incident, there was enough of an outcry against this line of humor that he decided that he would stop making rape jokes.
  • Blatant Lies: During his playthrough of Cat Mario 3, Pewds promises not to swear after doing so quite a bit for the first half of the video. After 15 deaths in a very short amount of time, he predictably snaps and lets loose a lengthy Cluster F-Bomb.
    • Then there's this gem:
    Marzia: Felix?
    Pewdie: Yeah?
    Marzia: Are you using my high heels?
    Pewdie: ...no. [beat]
  • Body Horror: Too many instances to count, whether it be thumbnails or in-game.
  • Book Ends: His 2015 New York vlog starts with him pulling the camera from his mouth, and ends with him pulling the camera into his mouth. The same sound effect is used for both instances.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    • In one of his own custom mods.
    "You wake up with a pounding head, a slight pain in your neck and a swollen penis."
    • Letting Piggeh talk for too long causes this.
    • His response to Dan and Phil's 7 second challenge app, which has him naming three things that would ruin a wedding.
    "Too much alcohol, diapers, and...dead babies."
  • Broken Tears: At the end of the first part of his Dark Souls II LP.
    • At the end of the Luna Game video, where he gets caught off-guard by a huge scare at the very end while trying to do the outro.
  • Bumbling Dad: Up to Eleven with Pewdie's voice over.
    Son: Dad, I lost my arm!
    Dad: I DON'T CARE!
  • Buxom Is Better: Rebecca from Nosferatu strongly motivated him to play the game.
  • Call Back: In his Outlast LP, Pewdie comes across a wall of rocks that are blocking his path. He then says "Jennifer has fucked us."
    • When he finds a giant boulder in Goat Simulator, guess what he calls it?
  • Camp Straight: Despite his Bishōnen persona, going to the extents of crossdressing at times, he is straight and has had a girlfriend for several years.
  • Catchphrase:
    • In almost every video: "H-H-How's it going, bros? My name is PeeeeewDiePiiieee!"
      • Double Subverted in a couple of Happy Wheels videos: "My name... why do you always need to know my name? Of course my name is PeeeeewDiePiiieee!.
      • Subverted during his playthrough of McPixel, where he opened one of his videos with "My name is Macpewdie and welcome back to more McPixel."
      • Subverted during his newer videos, where he says "My name is (gibberish)".
    • Another main one is "And welcome toooo...(name of game)!"
    • "Notice me, senpai!"
    • When playing horror games, he often says "Hello?"
    • Whenever he dies in Alice: Madness Returns, he'll say "I became a butterfly!"note , and eventually it made its way to other series.
    • In The Last of Us, while using the El Diablo gun he'll say "EL DIABLO!"
    • When he picks up a confidential in Outlast, he'll say "Confidential? Not anymore!"
    • "I DON'T CAAAAARRRRE" for Irresponsible Dad.
    • Piggeh has "I'm Pumped!" and "Yeaaahh."
    • Stephano says "Allos, Pewdie" so often that it could be considered his catchphrase.
    • THAT'S HOW I ROLL! That's how I get all the laaadieees!
    • He tends to call people/things "little shits" quite a bit.
    • "What is this? What is all of this?"
    • When waking up in Lucius, Pews will say "Waking up in the Morning, not giving a single Fuck."
    • He will often yell "SHUT UP!" at things that scare him, animate or inanimate.
    • "That's how we do it in the PewDiePie town!"
    • In Cry of Fear and Afraid Of Monsters at least, he tends to say "Oh no no no no senoritas everywhere!"
    • "Genius Pewds strikes again!" when solving a puzzle.
    • BARRELS!!!
    • "So kawaii!"
    • In Alice: Madness Returns, he yells "I'M ON MY PERIOOOOD!" whenever he activates the "Hysteria" power.
    • He will often say "DEUTSCHLAND!" to Edgar.
    • "THAT'S HOW WE DO IT IN THE POODIEPIE TOWN!"
    • A new one as of late is "Alright, alright, alright", in reference to Matthew McConaughey's Catch Phrase.
  • Catchphrase Spouting Duo: Pewdie and any character he manages to get hold of.
  • Chainsaw Good: He's positively ecstatic when he finds the bloody chainsaw weapon in Rise of Nightmares.
  • Character Development:
    • Deciding to stop making rape jokes after the internet's outcry grew high enough.
    • His playthrough of the Five Nights at Freddy's games show him becoming progressively less scared of the Jump Scares, to the point where he straight-up believes the games aren't scary and that he really just can't get scared of horror as much as he used to. And a lot of his fans keep on wanting him to play horror games.. The only time he did have genuinely scared reactions was playing the first game, and that was since he knew nothing about the game going into it.
    • His playthrough of Sonic.exe as well; when he is greeted with the "I AM GOD" picture, Pewdie doesn't so much as freak out as he just gives the picture a solid look and then going, "Okay, I mean, Sonic, you're not that beautiful. Let's be honest."
  • Christmas Episode: He has many. Usually he plays a Christmas mod or Christmas-related game, but sometimes he pays homage to classic carols and classic TV shows.
  • Cloning Blues: In Pewdie's take on the Charlie Charlie Challenge, the pencil moves because an offscreen second Pewdie is manipulating it. Pewdie verbally reprimands his clone for making the two of them look bad, and forces him to leave the room.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Pewdie invokes this heavily, whenever he isn't in the company of one of his many "friends."
    Pewdie: Don't be hating, I'm a fucking unicorn.
    • Its been shown that, despite Marzia (CutiePie, his girlfriend) has acted as the "straight girl" when both play a videogame, she's more likely to fall into this territory.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Both in English and Swedishnote . Expect this trope to come into play during rage games.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In his playthrough of Thirty Flights of Loving:
    Pewds: "Wanted: Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Forgery, Bootlegging. Winston Borges." What? Your name's Winston?? You LIAR!
  • Companion Cube: Pewdie has a lot of these.
    • Stephano is a "talking" golden statue that shares most of Pewdie's fan art, and is usually found early on in custom stories made specifically for him.
    • Before he found Stephano, he would sometimes carry a human skull, Skully, who shared the same exact voice.
    • When Stephano is otherwise unavailable, Pewdie seeks the company of a diverse array of other characters, such as Piggeh (a dead pig), Mr. Chair (a chair) and Jennifer (a rock).
    • In his playthrough of Ghost Hunt, a survival horror map made with Garry's Mod, he calls the ghost detector Herky. He's apparently afraid of ghosts.
    • Segway Guy really like his vehicles, but especially Vespanote .
    • Subverted in his Black Snow playthrough
    Pewdie: "Alright flowers, tell me where your leader is."
    *beat*
    Pewdie: "Forgot flowers can't talk, shit!"
  • Control Freak: Has subtly admitted to being one in an interview, considering that he prefers to work on his videos and content independently, and whenever he has to cooperate and collaborate to produce a video, it can turn into a nightmare. On this note, Felix brought up the "STORMTROOPERS VS PEWDIEPIE" video.
    Disney recently sent over a bunch of people dressed as Stormtroopers to make a video together with me, for charity. First of all, they got upset when they found out that there was no specific room for them to change clothes. And then, they didn’t agree to do basically anything in the video because it was not OK with “The Star Wars universe”. It all turned into chaos and it took a very long time. Finally, we ended up with something that they were going to edit but it was so bad I had to do it over and edit it myself. Furthermore, I don’t want Pewdiepie to be some kind of trademark that I loose control over …so well, OK. Perhaps a bit of a control freak.
  • Country Matters: Doesn't say it as much, but still drops it occasionally.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass / Obfuscating Stupidity: Usually when he plays Trouble in Terrorist Town, he starts shooting people almost instantly regardless of whether or not he's innocent, gets killed, and causes the others much headache. However, in "PLEASE GIVE ME A LARGER PENIS", he acts innocent and maneuvers the others into killing each other off, with Ken being the only one left. Then he hunts down Ken, much to the surprise of everyone else.
  • Crossover: Pewdie played Dead Island together with Morfar, another Swedish Let's Player with a similar fan-artistic, yet smaller, fanbase. He also played the Co-op mode of Cry of Fear and is playing an ARMA mod called DayZ together with Cry, aka Chaotic Monki. Recently, Pewds did the co-op of Survivors with Ken aka Cinnamon Toast Ken and played GTAIV with Ian and Anthony from Smosh. Strippin also joined him and Ken for an episode of "Best Fiends".
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • The scenario in his Babysitter Bloodbath video where he ends up having to press a key with rapid succession, which (on camera) makes it look a lot like he's beating off.
      • Doesn't help that he gets gradually faster each time, to the point where the camera starts trembling.
      • The captions even lampshade this.
    • A Does This Remind You of Anything? moment in The Impossible Quiz where he has to stroke a lightning rod to the point where it conjures white lightning.
  • Defictionalisation: A Bro sent him a real Stephano statue for Christmas 2011. He's also received a Barrel candy.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Bengt's death in the Journey LP.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: During his LP of Siren:
    "Oh no, you scared my dog! YOU WILL DIE FOR THIS!"
  • Delayed Reaction: While playing Outlast: Whistleblower he was forced to watch a torture scene happen to two male hostages with the villain calling them by girl based nicknames but when he escaped the villain by climbing into a vent and looked at what he presumed were hanging women's corpses on the ceiling, he slowly realised that was no women in the asylum, only men and further realised that the villain was preforming fatal unprofessional sex changes.
    "So he did it to women too? Or did he give them tits? I think those are (fully realises) fake tits, oh my god, I see it now."
  • Distaff Counterpart: Subverted with Cutie Pie, aka Marzia, Felix's girlfriend's channel. While Pewdiepie does let's plays, she herself mostly does blogs on fashion and makeup tutorials. She actually made a video explaining that she was her own person and people shouldn't subscribe if they expect to see Pewdie all the time.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Frequently.
    • If he manages to catch a glimpse of a grunt's butt, he is immediately distracted by it.
    • His first goal in Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi was to find Rebecca and her titties.
    • He agreed that "Santas wife" was a beautiful woman.
    • Motorboating Sophie's titties in Cry of Fear was decidedly something he wanted to do.
    • In part 7 of his Lucius playthrough, Pewdie frequently lost himself in the middle of commentary to stare at the naked maid in the bath.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Happy Wheels, when the Son gets the upper hand, he will try to lash out against his dad.
  • Don't Try This at Home: When he's about to start his walkthrough of Bully: Scholarship Edition, he also states that it's not a good thing to be a bully in real life.
  • Driven to Suicide: He once got so surprised by a jumpscare in one of his Amnesia LPs that he jumped out the window and killed himself in-game.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: An In-Universe example. During his playthrough of The Witch's House, when he reads the 'Funny Story' book and the chair laughs at the ending, Pewdie gets angry.
    Pewdiepie: YOU EVIL BITCHES! THAT IS NOT A FUNNY STORY!
  • Epic Fail:
    • One jumpscare in Ao Oni had him jumping in fright, alt-tabbing out of the game, revealing the walkthrough he was using.
    • In general, jump scares leave his leg in pain a lot, especially in the reading of Bongcheon Dong Ghost were he had to get a pillow in case another jump scare happened during the reading. He was right.
    • In general, first person jump scares is something Pewdie is terrible at, but even moreso First Person Platform Jumping. Once, he wound up hitting the "record" button by mistake as a result, which meant about a minute of game footage wasn't recorded (his webcam, however, was still on).
    • During the playthrough of Condemned: Criminal Origins, crashes caused him to cut the video short twice—in a row.
    • During his No Swear Electric Challenge, he manages to save himself from saying "fuck" via Last-Second Word Swap...only to swap it with another swear ("fine ass bitch").
  • Even the Guys Want Him: RoomieOfficial (a fellow Swedish Youtuber) made a whole song about how goddamn fabulous Pewdie is.
  • Everyone Is Bi: It appears to be so with every male character.
  • Everything's Cuter with Kittens: Occasionally after a couple bad jump scares, he'll go into "cat therapy" and search up cats and kittens on Google Images.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Piggeh. He'll even put the moves on barrels.
  • Eye Scream: His Surgeon Simulator 2013 eye transplant video. Poor Bob.
  • Famous Last Words: Captioned when Pewdie says "Please don't find me" while playing Amnesia: Killings in Altstadt.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Literally, his fans are known as "Bros", sharing the same name as the nicknamed Amnesia enemies. He also tend to call the skullhand from Afraid Of Monsters "Ruben", and then there's all the other characters he's made up.
  • Fan Disillusionment: He made a comment on the Retsupurae mocking him that implied he was Only in It for the Money. This upset some of his fans quite a bit. Weeks later, he made a video clarifying the comment in question and attempting to provide damage control.
  • Fan Disservice: His LET ME BE YOUR HERO! video. It's just Pewdie singing a cover of Enrique Iglesias' "Hero" while walking around and skipping stones—as well as groping, licking, and caressing his sex toy named Jerry. It gets kind of hard to watch.
    • Also, his Loadout video. Just watch it.
    • His Harlem Shake video, which featured him dancing in women's underwear. Through the underwear, his penis was rather...er...noticeable in the original video (which got flagged), so he had to re-upload it with a big censor on the spot.
  • Filler: Often, when he plays an Amnesia mod that is short in time length, Pewds would play another Amnesia mod, or, on one occasion, plays another horror game.
  • Flanderization: Compare Pewdie thennote  and Pewdie nownote .
  • Flipping the Bird: In his first Obscurity video at the end after a bad Jump Scare.
  • Follow the Leader: To be blunt: a shitload of Swedish newbie Let's Players have popped up, and all of them advertise themselves in comments on Pewdie's videos. All Swedes.
  • Foreign Cuss Word:
    • "Vaffanculo!"note . Greetings from Italy too, PewDie.
    • He also has a tendancy to say jävla helvetes, fan, and fitta. note .
  • Foreign Language Tirade: Dark Souls is so rage inducingly difficult for him that he spends most of the first episode speaking Swedish.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: TELEPORTING NAKED GUYS!
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A common feature in his montage videos, usually poking fun at what Pewdie is saying or doing.
    • In select videos, you will see his desktop and you might be able to see some folders containing various types of porn.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason Irresponsible Dad is so....irresponsible towards his son is because Santa didn't give him any presents during his childhood.
  • Funny Foreigner: Boy howdy.
  • Fun with Acronyms: While playing To the Moon, Pewdie pronounces ADG to stand for "Angry Dinosaur Guillotine".
    • Similarly, in his playthrough of Slender: The Arrival, he pronounces PFD to stand for "PewDiePie's Fucking Dick".
    • Additionally, in his playthrough of The Crooked Man, he pronounces AED to stand for "Angry Evil Dick".
    • And then in the video "THE ILLUMINATI REVEALED", he pronounces Illuminati to stand for "I Love Louis's Uncle Man I'm Not A T It".
  • Fun with Subtitles: He'll usually subtitle his Swedish swears into English, and add little comments when something doesn't make sense. His early montage videos wrote what he and his characters said, but sometimes replaced words with images and punctuated with emoticons.
  • Gainax Ending: Occasionally.
  • GASP!: One of Pewds' default reactions to a jumpscare.
  • Gay Moment: For Valentine's Day, Pewds and Cry read a fanfiction about themselves.
  • Genre Savvy: Pewdie can generally predict certain twists in stories, such as Takuro actually being a traitor after having miraculously escaped the Oni. He's also this way about his fans' behavior in response to his actions, stating that he'll get "fifty-million comments about it" when he forgets the name of a game in his Shadow of the Colossus walkthrough.
  • Gilligan Cut: After recieving a ceramic barrel and a ceramic Slender Man, he tries standing Slendy upright in the barrel. One cut later, and Slendy's head first instead.
  • Giver of Lame Names: QWOP named his cat Rickulus, if Pewdie is to be believed.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Pewdie wanted to make babies with Stephano after surviving House of Creeps 3. Stephano reacted with disgust and anger... but after 15 seconds he said the exact same thing to Pewdie.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "HOT SAUCE FAIL", where Pewdie decided to do a challenge where he'd have to eat some hot sauce every time he swore. (Doesn't sound like much until you realize that Pewdie got this sauce from a guy in a back alley, had to sign a contract, and was advised to never eat more than a toothpick's worth.) Eventually, he does swear, and after taking the sauce he is too distracted by the pain and agony to swear. He does eventually acknowledge this.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Has a habit of slipping back into Swedish and, oddly enough, Spanish, French or Italian. Despite this, in his Swedish commentary of Happy Wheels, Pewdie slips some English words in by accident several times.
  • Gratuitous German: Occasionally. "EDGAR! DEUTSCHLAND!"
    H-M 
  • Kick the Dog: His Calling LP was loaded with him saying how he didn't care about Reiko, who was already Driven to Suicide.
  • Knife Nut: This is what happens when any game decides to give him a knife.
    YOU SPEAK CHOPNESE!?
  • Lampshade Hanging: The ending of the first episode of his Conker's Bad Fur Day LP has Pewdie inviting Conker to do the outro. Pewdie then lampshades that he's voicing Conker doing the outro, claiming he's trying to be funny.
  • Large Ham.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: The No Swear Electric Challenge is chock full of them, natch.
  • Leave the Camera Running: At the end of episode 8 of Shadow of the Colussus, after doing his sign off, Pewdie gets pranked by his girlfriend.
  • Lecherous Licking: He does it a lot. Taken to disturbing extents in "LET ME BE YOUR HERO!".
  • Left It In: He has a habit of saying things like "Pewds of the future, edit this part out", or some variation, usually after messing up or saying something bad.
  • Left the Background Music On: In "NEW VIRAL DANCE MOVE", Pewdie wakes up in a joyful mood with background music accompanying it, only for him to angrily yell "Turn that shit off!" and go back to sleep.
  • Lucky Translation: The statues have been known to shout "Hallo!", which means "hello" in German. It's pronounced almost exactly like the Swedish "Hallå!", which has the same meaning. What makes this so lucky is that during one of these custom stories, he promised to speak only in Swedish!
  • Made of Explodium: A series of shelves with chemicals in part three of Ghost Hunt. Cue explosion and ringing.
  • Manly Tears: Pewds cries on-camera for the first time during one of the particularly heart-wrenching moments during his walkthrough of The Walking Dead. The second time he cries, during the same walkthrough, he actually has to look away from the camera.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: When he and his girlfriend play Amnesia together. While Pewdie Screams Like a Little Girl, she laughs.
  • Mathematician's Answer: In his second Cleverbot video, he asked "What about you?" and it came out as "What about your ear?" Cleverbot replied "Yes."
  • Megane: Goes on and off, he doesn't really need the glasses.
  • Mind Screw:
    Disguised fake Pewds tries to poison Pewds 1 in cinnamon challenge. Disguised fake Pewds is actually Hitler Pewds PLOT TWIST Hitler Pewds tries to finish Pewds 1 off. Pewds 1 escapes without Hitler Pewds notices by replacing himself with Ragdoll Jerry. Hitler Pewds gets shot by Pewds 1. Hitler Pewds is actually in love with Ragdoll Jerry PLOT TWIST. Pewds 1 finishes Hitler Pewds off and dies much drama Pewds 1 steals Ragdoll Jerry for his girlfriend. A few days later ragdoll Jerry is depressed and thinks of the times him and Hitler Pewds had together. Ragdoll Pewds kills himself. Pewds 1 realizes he is broken/dead. The universe get's altered. Alpha and Omega. All that shit. The End.
    • The TIME FOR REVENGE! video, which is a sequel to the aforementioned video, features two new versions of Pewds as well as Pewds 2 aka Hitler Pewds. He goes into a bathroom, shaves, and becomes a priest. Then the video ends on a Cliffhanger.
  • Mr. Fanservice: What can we say, the man's fabulous.
  • My Greatest Failure: Pewdie truly regrets that infamous comment he made in the midst of the Retsupurae controversy.
    N-T 
    U-Y 
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Pewdie's rendition of the Irresponsible Dad from Happy Wheels is a homophobic, abusive, uncaring Jerkass. Yet everything he says is hilarious.
  • Unusual Dysphemism:
    • He likes saying "penis" in place of random words.
    • There is no color called red; only period.
    • One was lampshaded in a Rise of Nightmares video.
    Pewds: I'm so fucking sweaty I could eat a diarrhea. That doesn't even make sense.
  • Urine Trouble: In TIME FOR REVENGE!, as one version of Pewds eats soup, his mother (who isn't even his actual mom) tells him that she peed in the soup.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: He's quite abusive towards his Mokos in Pulse. One example:
    (after leaving one of his Mokos to be killed) "Nice going, Lisa! Are you angry? Hey, Lisa, I didn't mean to throw you away." (monster comes back)) "OH SHIT I'M SORRY EAT LISA!" (Lisa dies)
  • Violation of Common Sense:
    "Should I really go down here? I don't think it's a good idea... but let's do it anyway!"
    • Stephano frequently warns Pewdie that looking back never works in Amnesia. And immediately after he warns Pewdie, guess what Pewdie does?
  • Visual Pun:
    • In "HOW TO SMILE!", Pewds lists "foot tattoos" as one of the Little Reasons to Smile. We then see a close-up of Pewds' face, and then it zooms out to show an actual drawing of a foot on his forehead. He then says "I don't get it."
    • In "8 MILLION BROS!", one Pewdie says how much he loves playing Candy Crush Saga. Another Pewdie says how much he loves crushing candy (with a hammer).
    • At the end of "YOUTUBE COPYING!", Pewdie is shown copying...with a copier.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Pewdie and his dog Edgar. He dedicates many a tweet alternating between how he thinks Edgar is a demon sent to make his life a living hell and how much he loves him nonetheless.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Downplayed in the disgusting bean challenge, where Pewds doesn't actually vomit but goes regurgitate..something.
  • Wham Line: Just imagine the initial thoughts and emotions felt when seeing a video titled "Goodbye Forever Comments."
  • Wham Shot: Pewdie breaking down in tears after having Clementine shoot Lee in The Walking Dead. It's currently the page image for his tearjerker subpage.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: "Chair Mode Activated. Boop." However, due to various invocations of Artificial Stupidity, this sometimes turns into Heart Is an Awesome Power, like in Ao Oni, where Chair Mode kills either Pewdie or the Oni, depending on whether or not Pewdie is in the room.
  • What The Hell, Viewer?: What we are greeted with in his Miley Cyrus' Twerk Ball video.
    "You clicked on a video called "Miley's Twerk Ball". (Sarcastic Clapping) Congratulations, you must be bored out of your fucking mind."
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Videos like "Harlem Shake FAIL" and some "Fridays With Pewdiepie" have involved him in womens' underwear.
  • Yandere: In "Flirting With Evie".
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In his I Am Bread video (he's playing as the cracker), he struggles to get on top of the table to reach the cheese, and then struggles to remove the lid that the cheese is under. When he finally does, the cracker breaks apart and he gets an F.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Said verbatim in "BARRELS!" by a demonic Justin Bieber.
    Your soul is mine now, bitch!

Alternative Title(s): Pew Die Pie

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