Lets Play: ProtonJon

Proton Jon (real name: Jonathan Wheeler) is a Let's Player, part of the original group of Video Let's Players from Something Awful. Like most of them, he created a YouTube account to host the videos he made. One day, he posted a two part LP of a level from Kaizo Mario World. It became a huge hit, and one of the seminal LP videos on YouTube.

Many LPers, some of whom have become quite popular in their own right, list him as an inspiration. His commentary style alternates between wry, witty commentary and hysterical, profane, and incomprehensible rambling, sometimes in the same sentence. Many of his unique turns of phrase have gone viral.

His most popular videos are his Super Mario World romhack LPs and his posts of Super Smash Bros. Brawl matches with his friends. Both of these are on indefinite hiatus, though he continues to LP other games.

In addition to his Let's Plays, he also does an occasional brief review series called "You Should Play/Avoid This", starting with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Additionally, he cohosts a weekly gaming podcast called Top Down Perspective and regularly streams games on Twitch, often doing "Fortune Cookie Streams" where he randomly picks games via his Backloggery account for people to vote for him to play.

He became a YouTube partner on October 18, 2010. Along with Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun, he is also part of a collaborative LP group known as The Runaway Guys.

Not to be confused with Jontron, who is someone else entirely.

When it's done:

  • Superman 64Explanation 

Proton Jon's Ongoing Let's Plays:

Games Proton Jon has Let's Played:

His Let's Plays and other videos provide examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: DeceasedCrab hooked him up with a Knytt Stories game entitled "Don't Eat the Mushroom". Guess what you have to do to advance the game. After being surprised by The Burger King in front of a background of fire while "What Is Love?" plays on infinite loop, he's legitimately delighted by DC's discovery.
    ProtonJon: Wha—aw, cool! This is awesome! Why couldn't the real game have been like this?
    YOU SON OF A BITCH!!! *chuckles* Okay, that was kinda funny.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-universe, he and Jirard—after discussing whether M.Bison is an easy boss or not, decide to then use the other definition of 'easy' and claim that M.Bison Really Gets Around. "After all, he wears a lot of red leather!"
  • And That's Terrible: The original quote, given a shoutout in Superman 64 part 4.
  • Angrish: When he gets really frustrated, he sometimes lapses into this. The entire second half of Kaizo Special Stage 2 is basically one long string of it.
  • Appropriated Appellation: According to an interview he gave, the name "ProtonJon" started out as a mildly insulting high school nickname based on the weak connection that Jon was a fan of Proto Man from Mega Man (Classic) and they were studying protons in physics.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From the end of Super Kaizo World Part 1:
    Jon: Oh fu-hu-hu-hu-hu-huck, I didn't imagine that! Oh, what the hell! I have to do all that over again... rewind! (beat) ...I'M OUT OF REWINDS! AAARRRGH, I gotta do all that over again! ...and the phone's ringing!
  • Ascended Fanboy: From Jon's livestreams on Bomberman: Act Zero: Jewker, who was originally just someone following Jon's cookie streams who sniped his way into a (semi-)private match between Jon and his friend John(gamertag: GermanFatass). He's since gone on to become a major player in reviving B:AZ, a chat favorite and something of a Foil/Rival to Dan (who coincidentally enough ALSO falls under this trope), and has even done live match commentary alongside Jon himself.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: A rather literal example in Resident Evil 5. Both Jon and especially Jake have a tendency to, if they think they see the telltale glint of a treasure, forget everything they're doing and focus on getting the treasure. Including when they're in the middle of a boss battle.
  • Author Appeal: Jon has several favourite pop culture figures he will sometimes structure projects around, including Batman, Captain Falcon, Robocop and the Ninja Turtles.
  • Author Vocabulary Calendar: Jon really likes the word 'sassy'.
  • Battle Cry: Since Resident Evil 5 he has started using "FOOOTBAAAAALL!" for this. note 
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In this video, Jon says he approves of the romhack level made by one "Xanaboy", and recommends that he make more. Xanaboy does indeed make more, as can be seen in this video.
  • Berserk Button:
    "Stop it with the invisible coin blocks. They're not fu- shit."
    • He heavily dislikes people that send him ROM hacks with level designs that have a Game-Breaking Bug that prevents him from progressing, forcing him to edit the level himself to fix it. Protonjon also gets upset when people copy and paste the original Super Mario World level designs into their ROM hacks, citing this as lazy.
    • People demanding new uploads for the Superman 64 LP also triggers this. While people have made cracks at Jon for his upload schedule for a while, Superman 64 has run into several snags and some time ago Jon ran into technical issues that have prevented new videos from happening. He's made a Facebook post about it, has mentioned it in the description of every video he's put out since the problem came up and brings it up often in his livestreams, but people keep asking him. In a recent stream he talked at length at his frustration about the comments and the situation in general.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Reading the page, it should be obvious which LP this came up in.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Often. Whenever he plays a game blind, you're guaranteed to hear lots of these.
  • Born Unlucky: Though not so much a Running Gag as it is in his Runaway Guys co-ops, it occasionally shows up in his solo work, such as in Yoshi's Island, where Jon picks the same panel in three playings of a minigame and hits the Kamek (automatic fail) option every time.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: "Is it a secret? Is it pizza? Is it secret pizza?"
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Jon always pronounces "Bubble Bobble" in a Brooklyn-like accent.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: As mentioned on the page itself, Jon will occasionally give out Type 2s:
  • But Thou Must: In one Super Mario World ROM hack, there's a level that is called "Don't go here". Jon decides to ignore it and go there anyway, only to fall into a bottomless pit as soon as the level, causing him to say "Fine, I won't go there!" When Jon played a custom Knytt Stories level called "Don't Eat the Mushroom", he decided to listen to the title, only for the game to suddenly finish for doing so. The former had him go with logic and listen while the latter reverses the trend.
  • Canada, Eh?: He hails from the Great White North, and therefore draws out his "a"s and "o"s, and pronounces "z" as "zed", which occasionally results in ribbing from his American peers. It's worth noting, though, that Jon was born and raised in Newfoundland, home to perhaps the most inscrutable dialect in the English language, but he doesn't really talk like that at all.
    • In the Battletoads race, the other three racers got two achievements for dying 100 and 200 times, "All About The Benjamins" and "The Franklin Twins," in reference to American $100 bills. Jon's two achievements, on the other hand, were "All About The Bordens" and "The Borden Twins."
  • Casual Danger Dialog: In part 26 of Resident Evil 5, overlapping a bit with Dull Surprise:
    Jon: (after the giant Uroboros boss forms itself) Jake?
    Jake: Yo.
    Jon: Run.
    Jake: Okay. Right when it lets me. (Beat) Jon?
    Jon: What?
    Jake: Run.
    Jon: I can't, I'm on the ground.
  • Catch Phrase: Many are associated with him, even if he only said them once (or in only one video):
    • "NOW I'LL SHOW YOU!" and "SHOW ME YOUR MOVES!" (Super Smash Bros. Brawl taunts of Sonic and Captain Falcon, respectively)
    • Oh, come off it...
    • Rewind space-time...
    • Thank you and good night!
    • Once more with feeling.
    • Bye guys!
    • FOOTBALL!!!
    • It's still anyone's game!
    • Because why not...
  • Celebrity Resemblance: The first time Jon streamed Wheel of Fortune, he and his co-commentators decided that his player avatar looked like Slowbeef in a red suit and and referred to him as such for the rest of the stream.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Parody: Batman and the Chocolate Factory, courtesy of Pcull44444.
  • Chewbacca Defence: In Resident Evil 5, Jon and Jake explain away any unrealistically badass feats of their characters with "because football" and "I'm Little Red Riding Hood!" respectively.
    • Jon will often comment on something illogical in a game with "Because...videogames" in a Dull Surprise tone.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: He will lapse into this whenever sufficiently pissed off, the Kaizo traps in Kaizo Mario World and Mario's Wacky World being two shining examples.
  • Comically Missing the Point: From his 2010-2011 holiday special:
    Jon: ♪We wish you a merry Christmashanukkahkwanzaafestivusholidayseason, we wish you a merry Christmashanukkahkwanzaafestivusholidayseason...♪ Uh, no. Hmm, maybe if I say Kwanzaa first...
  • Corpsing: Happens to Jon when he sees what the Panda's alternate Nintendo costume is in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Cosmetic Award: Given out like candy on Halloween in the Battletoads LP.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Averted often; many of the plans he comes up with backfire quite a lot (such as the time he tried to fire a homing pigeon in midair, only for it to blow him up, or when he tried to use a Chargin' Chuck as a springboard to help clear a gap, only to fail over and over again).
  • Cursed with Awesome: Happens in one match of Bomberman: Act Zero when agumegaru123 runs into a Good Bad Bug. invoked Thanks to a connection glitch, the player character becomes unable to drop bombs, pick up items...or get hurt by explosions, which allows agumegaru123 to win the match without even trying.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he isn't raising his voice, he usually talks in this mode, along with the occasional helping of Self-Deprecation.
    • When discussing Xanaboy's romhack, he makes the following quote:
    "I'm sorry if this is news to you, but 111 is more than 84. I may have blown your mind. I'm sorry."
  • Decided By One Vote: A literal example in one of Jon's streams, when he sets up a poll for whether to play more Bomberman Act Zero or do something else, and the incredibly narrow result is decided by one vote out of over 200 cast.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "Ridiculous? That's ridiculous! Nothing can be as ridiculous as ridiculousness! ...How ridiculous are you?"
  • Didn't Think This Through: Jon's reaction to a certain broken puzzle by Xanaboy1. "You didn't think this through at all!"
  • Documentary: His Superman 64 LP is like this.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: His Let's Play of Mario's Early Years with Kelekin had the two of them rolling in a fit of laughter when the game's fill in the blank displays "The Princess has a big _____"
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Invoked.
    • One episode of his Superman 64 LP introduced the "random asshole comment count".
    • His overall reaction to Yanama during the final part of his Notte Luminosa Let's Play.
  • Edutainment: He and his roommate Kelekin tackled a pair of Super NES preschool games called Mario's Early Years.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Carlton, as revealed in a stream. Fresh Prince jokes instantly flooded the chat. Jon justified it as being his father's name.
  • Family Theme Naming: He revealed in a livestream that his older sister's name is Jen ("the 'Proton' and everything").
  • Feed It with Fire: "Now, Mother Brain is blue, so we have to warm her up WITH MISSILES."
  • Fission Mailed: After Lucahjin, Masae Anela and Pcull44444 all distracted Jon from gameplay in a stream with their teasing, he tried making them leave the stream by pretending to Rage Quit and putting up the end-of-stream screen. Lucah sees through the ploy immediately.
  • Follow the Leader: YouTube LPers probably owe more to him than anyone else.
    • A few years later he did the same for Twitch livestreams, establishing a format for them that has inspired many other LPers.
  • Fountain of Memes: His picture when he was 18 has attributed to this trope. For which Jon is forever haunted.
  • Genre Savvy: Becomes this in response to his repeated exposure to Kaizo Traps. In this video, he sniffs one out like a pro.
    "You guys aren't going to get me with that trap any more, you have to understand that."
    • Elsewhere, he says that if you ever want to play Mario professionally, just play a bunch of romhacks because you'll be forced to learn all the tricks.
  • Growing Up Sucks: Toyed with. Prior to the release of Superman 64 part 2, Jon wrote a message saying he'd stop LPing due to how he will inevitably mature... until it was revealed to be a fake letter.
  • Guest Star Party Member: Becomes this for "The Completionist" in the Gunstar Heros review.
  • Ha Ha Ha No: A variation in part 4 of Resident Evil 5:
    Jake: *points his gun at a rat, then walks past it* I thought that was a thing, but it was only a rat.
    Jon: Only a rat?
    Jake: *warily* Are rats something I need to be worried about too?
    Jon: Dun dun du- no.
  • Heads Tails Edge: In his Furious Mario LP, he tried to decide what path to take by flipping a game cartridge:
    "It landed on its corner."
  • Hell Is That Noise: In-universe, "I'm not sleeping tonight, guys, this is my nightmare sound."
  • I Broke a Nail: Jon paused his livestream of Pepsiman due to breaking the nail on his middle finger.
  • Iconic Outfit: His "classy hobo" hoodie and toque hat.
  • Idiosyncratic Wipes:
    • His Superman 64 LP parodies the well-known Adam West Batman version with the zoomed-in-and-out logo and spinning background, except with the Superman logo instead. This is used whenever he has to reset the game and start again due to showing off a Game-Breaking Bug (or coming across one accidentally).
    • A similar one is used in his Donkey Kong '94 LP, but with an 8-bit Mario sprite zooming in and out accompanied by the sound effect from collecting a coin in Super Mario Bros.. This is used whenever his Super Game Boy crashes and he has to restart. Which is often.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Battletoads has the "Alcoholic in Training" achievement: "This game stops sobriety." Of course, they're all just drinking water/soda pop, but the trope is clearly invoked.
  • In-Series Nickname: In a glitched runthrough of Super Mario Bros. 3, he and the others refer to Rotodiscs as "disco waffles".
  • Inferred Holocaust: invoked Jon points out that should Pepsiman succeed at giving people in the middle of the desert Pepsi in Level 3, they would most likely die from dehydration anyway.
  • Insistent Terminology: In Resident Evil 5, Jon refers to the Majini as "not-zombies", "zambies", or occasionally "not-zambies".
  • Kaizo Trap: His reaction to the Trope Namer made them famous.
    • And in another project: "What's up here? Is it a secret? Is it pizza? Is it secret pizza? It's... A KAIZO TRAP! You sadistic son of a bitch. I didn't fall for that."
  • Kubrick Stare: His banner on YouTube is of Ryu from Ninja Gaiden doing a particularly epic one of these.
  • Lampshade Hanging: This video Has Jon talking about his ancient, somewhat malfunctioning NES, when he says this line:
    "My NES is somewhat like my update schedule, it only works every six months."
    • Also during his Superman 64 LP, after completing the 1st level of the Gameboy game: "Thanks for hanging around for the first stage. See you again in 2 months when we do stage two."
  • Large Ham: From his rage from his earlier Mario Rom Hacks to him yelling "FOOTBALL!"
  • Leap of Faith: He's made his fair share of these. It even became one of his catchphrases.
  • Lemony Narrator: In the 4-player Battletoads race, the achievements start doing this, especially in the later stages:
    • After Jakenote  gets stuck on Karnath's Lair for an entire video, Jon remembers an easier way to beat the stage and tells Jake, who berates Jon for not telling him sooner. This earns Jon the achievement "My Bad...: Should've said that sooner".
    • Late in the race, Jake turns out to have been ignorant of the fact that Battletoads has a 2-player mode. This earns him the achievement "That Other Health Bar?: Totally there for looks".
    • In Level 12, Patricknote  is killed over and over by a cloud enemy. Jon proceeds to kill it on his first try and brag about it, earning him the achievement "Wow: This guy sounds like a dick".
    • Also, when SuperJeenius is ranting about how the sprint always kills him, he proceeds to say it's the one thing that always gets him. The achievement that follows is "I Thought It Was Snakes?: You were thinking it too".
  • Let's Play
  • Literal-Minded: A Running Gag in his Wheel of Fortune streams is when someone wins a foreign trip as a prize, Jon interprets the illustrative picture or video overly literally. (Video of the Pyramids) "You won the Pyramids!" (Picture of a deckchair on an idyllic beach in Cancun) "You won A CHAIR!"
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Mentioned by name during his LP of Super Mario TKO.
  • Madlibs Catchphrase: "I know how to X", where X is a grammatically imprecise reference to what he's about to do in a game, e.g. (playing a racing game) "I know how to CAR!"
    • "Because...X" as an 'explanation' for It Runs on Nonsensoleum events, most usually "Because...Videogames".
    • Occasionally he will use an edited version of the Wesker "YOU WILL GIVE ME AN EGG!" clip as his stream new subscriber sound, with 'egg' replaced by something related to whatever game he's streaming.
  • Man Child: In Part 2 of Let's Play Donkey Kong '94, Jon calls himself this after saying that the crocodile creatures from Donkey Kong Jr. resembled the alligators from Gator Golf.
  • Mind Screw: While recording a Let's Play episode with small time Let's Player AriZonia there was an exchange between the two because Ari had used terminology from the N64 era without ever playing the system or it's games:
    Ari: well, I'm finally at Baby Bowser- er. Bowser Jr. actually.
    Jon: You know what, I always call him Baby Bowser all the time even though I know he's Jr. It's just this weird thing, you're so used to from the older games.
    Ari: That's the thing. I've never played them.
    Jon: *Beat* wait what?
    *Ari laughs*
    • Happens again on 12-16-14 during a poker night stream with Super Jeenius. Ari Zonia was let into the call to play a round as one of the random chat participants. She had been extremely nervous and when Jon tried to reassure her by confirming she had played poker before, he was quite surprised when she admitted she never played before in her life.
    • And yet again during that same stream the two times Ari manages to win a hand when the odds were stacked against her and she had been running low on chips. Especially since both times the other person had been confident they were going to win.
  • Mood Whiplash: In the first six minutes of cutscenes in his blind LP of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Jon sees a gritty, action-y game that revolves around murder. He gets ready to play, and then stereotypical helicopter music starts playing.
    Jon: "Oh my god, REALLY?" laughs "Not the song I expected."
  • Mundane Made Awesome: One level of a Super Mario World romhack consisted of nothing but sliding down a few slopes... which Jon happened to play while the Super Smash Bros Brawl remix of "Gourmet Race" blared on in the background. "SO FUCKING METAL!"
  • Mushroom Samba: Three Words: What Is Love?
    Proton Jon: Do mushrooms actually do this to people? I gotta start taking drugs to check this. If I took a hit of acid, and suddenly saw the Burger King on fire, singing What Is Love?, I'd be amazed.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A non-angst filled example, he does however regret inspiring people to go out and get their hands on Superman 64.
  • Nice Hat: His toque hat that he's almost always wearing in fanart.
  • Nintendo Hard: His NES LPs.
  • No, Except Yes: Getting damaged by a flying Cheep-Cheep in Mario's Wacky World:
    "That did not help! ..Maybe it did."
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: During Resident Evil 5 when Super Jeenius starts fantasizing over Chun-Li.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Invoked Trope in his Let's Play of the original Yoshi's Island; after Jon found Yoshi's New Island disappointing compared to the original game, he decided to go back to it to see if his fond childhood memories held up.
  • Older Than They Think: Invoked. In his Let's Play of the 1994 Donkey Kong remake, he demonstrates that many game mechanics thought to have been introduced elsewhere later on appeared here first. Including Donkey Kong's tie (introduced five months before Donkey Kong Country)!
  • Overused Running Gag: Bomberman: Act Zero works "It's still anyone's game" to death and back.
  • Percussive Therapy: Jon hammering the save state key in frustration whilst playing Kaizo Mario.
  • Pet Peeve Trope: In-Universe example; oh, how Jon hates invisible coin blocks. He considers them Fake Difficulty, as most of the time they're used for traps that can't be avoided unless Jon already falls into them. Yet, he keeps seeing this on a regular basis.
  • Platform Hell: Kaizo, of course. Many of the other romhacks he plays also try for this, with varying degrees of success.
  • Player Tic: During his play through of the Ninja Gaiden series on the NES, he climbs a wall to the top and constantly jumps up from it after killing a boss as his way of doing a victory pose.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "MOVE FASTER POKEY!" has been subject to a few Sparta remixes - the most popular of which was actually taken down due to Creator Backlash.
  • A Rare Sentence: In the first part of Superman 64's Stage 6: "Oh no, I pushed him through the wrong part of the floor! ...Never thought I'd say THAT."
    • In the second part: "Is that forklift humping that robot?!" Which cues a "Never Thought I'd Say That" counter.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In the 4 player Battletoads race, Jon and NintendoCapriSun are the blue oni to Super Jeenius and Pcull4444's red oni.
  • Running Gag: Sort of. Any time Leet Lingo happens, Jon reads it as if he doesn't understand it.
    • Invisible coin blocks.
    • An occasional one is Jon reacting with exaggerated shock when a character 'dies' in game, especially if it's in a very cartoonish fashion that you wouldn't expect to take seriously. Also shows up in The Runaway Guys.
    • Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 5 supposedly being an (American) football star.
    • Jon glitching a game during a stream to the point where people have begun asking for a protonGlitch emote.
    • People say #Proton______ with the blank being something relevant to the current stream
      • In the same vein, people will often subscribe to Jon's Twitch channel with joke usernames based on whatever stupid/hilarious thing just happened/is happening in the stream, because Jon has to thank them by name and give them an egg. Also, the vast majority of these are done by the same guy. Since subscribing to Jon costs $5, he must have spent hundreds by now.
    • During the streams, whenever the fortune cookie results in some odd choices for games being played (such as a Kim Possible game, or Jon himself picking the infamously terrible Bubsy 3D), someone in the chat will always point out how said game is in the Top 20 or so most viewed games on Twitch.
    • People Photoshopping 18-year-old Jon's face onto people/characters/things. For extra weirdness, sometimes present-day Jon's face is Photoshopped onto someone/something else in the same picture.
  • Save Scumming: Justified, as many of the romhacks in which he does this are designed to be nigh-impossible to beat without gratuitous use of savestates.
  • Schmuck Bait: During the "Bad Place Mario" romhack, one of the levels is labeled "Don't Go Here." He immediately goes there. It sends him instantly tumbling into the pit, making him lose a life. "Fine. I won't go there."
    • In the "Don't Eat the Mushroom" level for Knytt Stories, Jon proceeds to listen to the level's title and avoids picking up the mushroom. This results in the game ending extremely quickly after only playing for 2 minutes.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe, he hates Lois Lane, to the point that he refuses to give her a proper profile in the level featuring her.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: About a third of the way through Act 5 of Ninja Gaiden 2, Jon quits for a few minutes, and Ryu replaces him with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Self-Deprecation
    • "My NES is like my update schedule; it only works once every six months."
      • A lot of Stage 7 of his Superman 64 Lets Play was spent apologizing about his release schedule.
    • After singing something: "I'm pretty sure I'm about to be arrested by the SPCA for killing cats."
    • Before The Runaway Guys' Thrown Controllers panel at PAX: "Welcome to the biggest trainwreck in history."note 
    • At the end of episode 20 of Resident Evil 5:
    Jon: We're going to use this week's "What We Missed" to cover...how you're actually supposed to play the game, because if I've learned anything from watching back this footage and editing it together...it's that we don't play this game right at all.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Defeating Wesker in Resident Evil 5 only using rotten eggs.
  • Shout-Out: Each Superman 64 ring stage clip ends with a screen tallying up the rings Superman has flown through, with the Sonic the Hedgehog theme playing as a Take That.
  • Shown Their Work: His Superman 64 LP has much more sophisticated editing than usual, not to mention the detailed trivia and history sections throughout each video. Case-in-point: episode 5. To top it off, his e-mail interview with Eric Caen (the game's producer) became cited as a source for the game's Wikipedia article.
  • So Proud of You: Pwning Ridley with super bombs:
    "MOAR EXPLOSIONS! Michael Bay would be proud of me!"
  • Sound Defect: Jon usually plays the "you will give me an egg" soundbite from Resident Evil 5 for new subscribers, but several times has played the wrong sound clip by accident.
  • Springtime for Hitler: Jon starts his Runaway Guys stream by making Chugga play Wheel of Fortune, both to troll Chugga and because the fans enjoy watching Chugga screw up in a funny way, as he invariably does. Chugga proceeds to win the game.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Groove faster, Pokey!
  • Sturgeon's Law: Many of the hacks he's asked to play fall under this.
  • Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors: In one of Superman 64's many, many glitches, he demonstrates that an innocent bystander seems to be completely impervious to Superman's attacks, including when he throws an exploding crate at her, but immediately keels over if she's even grazed by a Dark Shadow attack.
  • Take That: In response to all the ROM hacks he received that heavily relies on invisible blocks, Protonjon created a level that was filled with over ''300'' invisible blocks just to show people that levels would get as bad as that if people don't stop relying on invisible blocks. Protonjon also had two of his friends play the level so that they could get extremely pissed off at the level design, which would drive the point home. In short, the level was a big middle finger to everyone that relied on invisible blocks because everyone else was doing it.
  • Taking You with Me: In his Bomberman Act Zero livestream matches, ACFan120 (the guy who does the cartoon head logos at the end of Runaway Guys videos) AND Dan The Enigma (though not to the level of ACFan120) keep trying to do this to Jon.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Lampshaded.
    • Jon also attempts this on his second Yoshi's Island video by trying to guess what the comments on the first video would be like, but doesn't do particularly well (lampshaded by the "Future Jon" annotations).
  • That Came Out Wrong: In episode 4 of his Donkey Kong '94 LP, he refers to a British Challenge Gamer website called "Cyberscore" and describes using it as "Cyberscoring". After a moment he realises how much this sounds like an Unusual Euphemism...
  • Third-Person Person: Jon does this when he commentates a Bomberman: Act Zero multiplayer stream he's playing in.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: During his stream of Pepsiman, he says this word for word when he sees an extremely narrow level full of conveyor belts.
  • Tournament Arc: On February 11th 2014, Jon held a 32-man Bomberman: Act Zero one on his twitch channel which was won by Dan The Enigma.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: During Stage 5 of Superman 64, he essentially interrupted the game (though you could still see him playing it in the picture-in-picture) to do a full LP of the Game Boy version of Superman, returning afterwards to show all the glitches he missed.
  • Undesirable Prize: Jon and his roommate created a custom prize list for their Deal or No Deal PC game. Nearly everything on the list was an Undesirable Prize— top contenders are "Hepatitis A-G", "Wet Cardboard Box", and "A Golden Shower from R. Kelly". Other gems include a year's supply of calendar, Howie Mandel's haircut, and "1337 5P34K 13550N5".
  • Unperson: In an "Un-game" example, whenever his Fortune Cookie chooses Battletoads as an option (which is surprisingly often), Jon acts as though nothing has happened and goes to another option.
  • Verbal Tic: He calls these "word of the week", because they change over time. In the specific LP where he mentions this, the tics are "boogie" and "EXTREEEME!", as he himself points out.
  • Very False Advertising: "This means today is the SAMUS ARAN BOMBING POWER HOUR. ...Even though it's only 10 minutes."
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: He normally doesn't indulge in this sort of thing, but the absolutely hilarious results of crashing on a water slide caused him to dedicate part of his Dead Or Alive 2 playthrough to causing Tina to crash as much as possible.
  • Visual Innuendo: In "Mario's Early Years," he and Kelekin notice that one stage puts a "Box" in a... very inopportune location on Princess Peach's body. They fall apart laughing.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: After the end of Kaizo World Special Stage 2: "THERE! I GOT PISSED! YA HAPPY?! ...Well, that was fun. I wonder what the next stage is like? :D"
  • Walking Techbane: Considering how much he glitches games and has technical issues in general, he certainly counts as one.
  • Waxing Lyrical:
    Chuggaconroy: "Just the two of us."
    ProtonJon: "We can make it if we try."
  • Weaksauce Weakness: "Apparently he's found my one weakness: simple jumps."
  • What Would X Do?: While battling the Masked Devil in Ninja Gaiden (NES):
    "There was a really good strategy someone showed me once. ..It was so good I forgot it."
  • With Lyrics: Seen here in the Kaizo LP: "This is the castle... A FUCKING HARD ONE..."
  • Word Salad Lyrics: His (surprisingly catchy) improvised lyrics to "Reptilia" by The Strokes:
    ♪ Come on, come on, now / Let's keep moving now / Why is this so slow / Don't make me fast-forward / Because it really sucks / Can I jump over here / No I prob'ly can't / Goodbye Yoshi, I hate you / AH I GOTTA RUN / Didn't make it in time / Rewind space-time
    ♪ Wish these lyrics would be on the screen so I'd know them / I - hate - make-ing - up - stuff / because my voice goes outta tune ♪
  • You Bastard: ProtonJon's reaction after Super Jeenius dumped him into a pit of spikes for an instant Game Over in their Let's Play of Resident Evil 5 with Super Jeenius laughing at the whole thing because he did it on purpose. Granted, they just reached a checkpoint so nothing was lost, but Jon wasn't too happy at first.
    ProtonJon: *falls into a pit of spikes and dies* WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!?
    Super Jeenius: WE GOT A CHECKPOINT!
    ProtonJon: You're a dick...
    Super Jeenius laughs uncontrollably

Alternative Title(s):

Proton Jon