Lets Play / Roahm Mythril

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Warning: Here there be dragons! Well... maybe just one...
Hello, Roahm Mythril here once again and it's time to begin our next project

A dragon who makes Let's Plays. Being a dragon, he is easily distracted by shiny objects.

His most well-known project is a series of Perfect Runs (No Damage, Buster Only, No Charge Shots) of the Classic Mega Man games (and also Nezumi Man). Games he has completed perfect runs for include:

     Perfect Runs 
Unless otherwise noted, Roahm has only completed Perfect Runs for Robot Master stages. Exceptions to the "Buster Only" rule are made if it is impossible to proceed without a special ability.

He has also performed "blind" runs of various games (where he goes through each game sight-unseen for the first time). Several of them are Mega Man related, and with most of these he does plan to play them again as Perfect Runs.

     Blind Runs 

Roahm has also tried his hand at many other games. His projects and playthroughs include:

His videos are found here and he has his own website here.

This LPer and his LPs have displayed the following Tropes:

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Discussed in-universe, the 1-Ups of all things. As Roahm views it, 1-ups are Evil little things that want you to die so you can use them, making them useful.
  • Arch-Enemy: Quick Man, the definitive Nightmare Boss. Quick Man is the standard that all other Perfect Tens have to meet or exceed.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Mentions the trope by name when discussing the mental ward inmates of Silent Hill: Origins: a pyromaniac, a paranoid, violent nutcase, a self-mutilator, an anorexic and... a crossdresser.
  • Artificial Stupidity: He gets rather annoyed when this happens, Maria (from Silent Hill 2) even got him to the point of having revenge against her.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Whenever something shiny is around, Roahm usually takes a moment to admire said item, later to come back to his senses and (if possible) collect the shiny.
    • The Jewel Man Perfect Run really dishes this one out, as he keeps track of his saying of the word "Shiny". Foolishly, he displays the final count as Chaos Emeralds, which quickly adds an extra one at the end of the video.
    • During the Metal Man Perfect Run, which is actually featured on this trope's quotes page:
    "Now, the key word here in the Metal Man stage is caution. Ooh! Shiny! ShinyshinyshinyshinyMINE! Uh, yeah. Caution."
  • Badass Beard: In real life, Roahm has an awesome beardstache.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Due to constant asking, he does not like being asked about perfect running Mega Man X.
      • He even went and had his YouTube page designed to say this, along with making an entire video to say that he won't do them. His friend Shagg also made a song as well.
      • In an interview, Roahm said that he and his friends came up with the conclusion that if he set his main page video to the "I WONT PLAY MEGA MAN X", his background image to the same, he would still get asked to play Mega Man X. After this batch of science, he still gets asked.
    • He hates Hopeless Boss Fights.
    • Do NOT ask Roahm when the next video is going to be released.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Roahm often disparages his ISP, without which he couldn't post his videos. Then again, said ISP sells them a package with bandwidth limits, and it's satellite Internet, so it's prone to disconnecting whenever a cloud gets between his dish and the satellite. He only puts up with it because there's no better option where he lives.
  • Brick Joke:
    • First being forced by an agent of his [known later in the finale of his Silent Hill 4 LP to be 'Deckard'] to do an Elecman Perfect Run against his will by using an electric device (later known as a "Dragon Prod") against him, which he got revenge for in the Brightman Perfect Run by getting a Pikachu to be his other agent (and using an Electric Attack on Deckard), Then he made a callback to this joke here.
    • In his LP of Mega Man Battle Network 2, at one point he's forced to leave behind a bit of mystery data because he didn't have room in his inventory. In The Stinger for the very last video of that LP, he's shown going back to finally collect it.
    AAAAAAAAHHH! Completion! SHINY!!! [grabs the data] There, I feel much better now.
  • Butt-Monkey: Green Ogmo in the Jumper 3 run, whose frequent deaths compared to the others soon become a Running Gag. Similarly, the sprite ("Pranko") in Secret of Mana.
  • The Cameo: He appears as a boss in Pink Rose Garden Touhou.
  • Catch-Phrase: Quite a few:
    *"Bugger!"
    *"Hello, Roahm Mythril here once again..."
    *"Until then, fare thee well!"
    *"Ooh, Shiny~!"
    *"...I say that now."note 
    *"Case in point."note 
    *"You do not like ____."note 
    *"_____ is kind of a thing..."
    *"You pest!"
    *"...Charming."note 
    • Borrowed Catch Phrase: In his Wind Man video, he borrowed several catch phrases used by his friend and fellow LPer Shagg, keeping track of each one he used. In that same video, he also borrowed a catch phrase from another LPer, Kit, and got buzzed for that one.
    • Subverted Catch Phrase: In his run of Mr. X's Castle Stage 2, he was fed up enough with the tediousness and lag brought on by the stage boss to close out the video with: "Until then... bloody Power Piston!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: He normally prefers to use melee weapons over ranged weapons in the Silent Hill games, because melee weapons don't run out of ammunition (on top of a general case of Does Not Like Guns). However, in the Silent Hill 3 LP, he used guns quite a bit. And in Silent Hill 4, there were a couple points where he went with the Silver Bullet to avoid fighting some of the tougher ghost-victims; he also used guns against the horde of Twin Victims at the end of the Water Prison Revisited.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He does this on occasions to something he finds cute, such as a Mettaur. A few Mega Man Battle Network Characters also fit, specifically Roll.EXE and Toadman.EXE.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: From his Imperishable Night LP:
    "That's the annoying thing about Reimu. She fires homing shots that follow you!"
  • Determinator: After giving up the first time on a difficult jump in Mega Man 4, Cossack stage 3, he is directed to a video of seeing this jump in perfect execution. Not to be outdone, Roahm attempts the jump 50+ times before finally nailing it, thus requiring a redo video getting the perfect run of that stage...for REAL.
    • Roahm tackles even the absolute worst of sidequests in his search for completion. Feebas, PopUp, Bass, Punk, nothing can stop the dragon!
  • Did Not Do the Bloody Research: Averted with "bugger" and "bloody". Played straight with "spaz".
  • Didn't Think This Through: In the boss rushes for Mega Man Powered Up, he first tried to go through the rush using Fire Man, because Fire Man's weapon was strong against the Yellow Devil. He forgot that the second-to-last boss, CWU-01P, is underwater (dousing Fire Man and reducing his power), and there's no way for Fire Man to recharge after that fight. As a result, he had to run it with a different Robot Master—and because the Robot Master in question (Cut Man) had been used in a previous rush (of Robot Masters), he had to re-do that run with Fire Man, making the old Cut Man run a bonus feature "from the cutting room floor".
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He pulls this off in the most literal possible sense in Part 28 of Silent Hill 0rigins, defeating Alessa's Dream unarmed while playing the Punch-Out!! theme in the background.
  • Does Not Like Guns: Despite his family owning a gun repair shop, he tends not to use guns in Survival Horror games, preferring melee weapons (except for cases where a melee weapon is clearly impractical; see Combat Pragmatist).
  • Escort Mission: As noted in Silent Hill 2, Roahm refers to the escortee as "baggage" since they tend to get in the way without helping you.
  • Fan Art: Got to a ridiculous point where it created great amount of drama between the viewers AND slowed down the videos production, even when there were videos dedicated ONLY to show and thank all the fan art made by the viewers, Nowadays, the problem has been Fixed by making "Gallery Updates" at his website.
  • Follow the Leader: Roahm has made it quite plain that he will not be doing the Mega Man X series because he simply does not enjoy it. Kevvl14, who does enjoy it, asked permission to do perfect runs of the series in a Roahm style, with outtakes and similar. Roahm agreed.
  • For Science!: "Science!" is Roahm's shorthand for any sudden inspiration to investigate something in a game.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: One of Roahm's outtakes against Elec Man in Mega Man Powered Up showed one of his fights ending more or less this way:
    ...Wait, what? What?! Oh...seriously, are you kidding? Ahhhh... behold, Elec Man's ultimate attack! Shorting out the battery! *cracks up*
  • Funny Background Event: At the beginning of part 20 of his Spyro LP, a "chicken" (fodder) walks onto an electric plate and gets zapped.
  • Furry Fandom: He's a Dragon.
  • Game-Breaker: Invoked. He mentions that he's not a fan of these [i.e. he thinks the Metal Blades in Mega Man 2 are way too overpowered due to causing so many breaks in the boss chain]. He also mentions in Street Fighter X Megaman that it's charged buster shots seem to be expected to be used a little too much [he also mentions how they can flat out destroy and pierce certain enemies' shields].
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Roahm doesn't swear at all, to show displeasure, he shouts "Bugger!" or "Bloody bastard!"
    Roahm Mythril: Well, Bugger!
    • He did use to swear a mild bit in early videos (just "bastard" during his nightmare boss outtakes), but after a certain point this stopped. A little funny when, as he reads the dialog for the games he LP's, in Aria of Sorrow he refuses to say it, even though the game does.
    • Possibly invoked at the end of his Metroid LP. When he tries the memetic password "Engage Ridley Mother Fucker," he censors the last word with Ridley-X and admonishes anyone trying to use the password. "Remember kids, cursing gets you nowhere."
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Every April 1st, he releases his non-Perfect Run-related outtakes (usually of him screwing up royally, verbally or ingame) as a collection called the Gag Reel. His reactions to his screwups are often just as hilarious as the outtakes themselves. An excerpt:
    Roahm: Hello, Roahm Mythril here once again, getting back to the Wily 1 Mega Something blah? *beat* Words? Line?
    • His Perfect Run videos also contain outtakes, which become hilarious generally where he dies or fails because of something really weird, or when he takes his REVENGE!! on a particularly tough stage or boss.
  • Humble Hero: He feels weird considering himself famous, and doesn't think much about how many fans he has. He just enjoys what he does, and is very flattered by his fanbase.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming:
  • Insistent Terminology: It doesn't matter what the Random Drops actually are, they are always called "Shinies".
  • The Nicknamer: Generally towards objects, tropes and occasionally characters.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: At the beginning of Part 5 of his Metroid II 100% run, he started the video with an angry red Virtual Boy palette...and immediately said that he couldn't do that to his viewers.
  • No Sense of Direction: As showcased and lampshaded in the Gag Reel.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: As time went on, Roahm got more and more comfortable with making videos, and, to reflect this, his voice got louder and he spoke a bit faster in later videos. So when you hear the first several seconds of this video, you know something bad has happened.
  • Oh, Crap!: Every so often, when he encounters something in a game that he wasn't expecting. For example, in his Silent Hill 4 run, he was dismayed to learn that a certain invincible stalker ghost was wielding a chainsaw.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Though he "shows" the usual traits of a Dragon (Hoarding Treasure, Capable of Flight, Powers over Ice/Fire) he clearly states that he's not a vicious dragon, and is... in fact, quite friendly.
    WARNING
    Here there be dragons!
    Well... maybe just one...
    A friendly Scottish dragon what draws and plays video games...
    Um... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
  • Overly Long Gag: In "The Healing Process" video for Silent Hill 2, the Hyper Spray demonstration. There was some time compression involved in that particular demonstration (to shorten the video), yet it still took nearly 2 minutes!
  • Pungeon Master: Can't avoid making puns here and there, even when he doesn't want to.
    Roahm Mythril: "Did I just screw myself over...? ...I think I have..."
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • He ended his Silent Hill 3 series with a fashion show of all of Heather's outfits, complete with a makeshift runway for Heather to walk on and soft pop music.
    • Also, his love of Mettools from the Mega Man franchise, declaring them cute even when they try to kill him.
    • His fondness for the little mice (and one confused kangaroo) of Nezumi Man is hard to miss.
    • In his Silent Hill: Shattered Memories LP, he ended up getting a pink shirt as Harry's outfit after Harry wakes up in the hospital after nearly drowning.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He kinda snaps in his attempt at Ring Man's stage, and started rambling "Revenge! Revenge! Sweet *insert name of item*-y Revenge!" Kinda absurd when he showcases the Balloon item and screams "Sweet Balloony Revenge!"
    • He makes a cathartic video where he proceeds to determine how effective the various weapons are at killing Maria. He dubbed it The Healing Process.
  • Running Gag: Several.
    • The most known is the "1-Up Curse", which originated from his Perfect Runs, as most of the time a 1-up was dropped by a random enemy at a random chance, it usually lead to failure by either falling down a Bottomless Pit, falling on spikes or getting hit by an enemy (one rule of the Perfect Runs is that he isn't allowed to take damage). Shown to a ridiculous extent during an outtake on Skull Man's Stage where he ends up collecting four 1-ups before failing to the curse.
    • Another would be in his Secret of Mana LP, in which shortly after starting he rants a bit about RPG's and he inserts a picture of what appears to be him about to snap in rage [1](Skip to about 9 minutes in). 40 parts later, in the same LP, that same image returns.
      • It returns once again in Nezumi Man after Delay Nezumi gets his revenge.
      • And now, in part 41 of his Eternal Darkness blind run, this picture makes its triumphant return. After clearing out a room and costing his character all of his sanity in the process, Roahm inspects the room to find that there wasn't even anything in it to begin with. Cue Roahm rage face.
      • And in part 4 of his Blind Run of Megaman Unlimited, he rolls a die to determine where to go... He ends up getting the first three robot masters he already defeated. Cue Roahm rage face, holding a die.
    • The Bomberman Elevator Sequence, started by Shagg. Every time one in the group hits an elevator, this seems to crop up.
    • The first time Roahm encounters Higsby in each of his Battle Network playthroughs, you can expect to see a closeup picture of Higsby's awesome hair soon afterward.
    • Throughout his playthrough of Silent Hill 4, whenever starting a new recording session or getting back from a refreshing pause, he would greet an object in Henry's apartment with his Tommy Wiseau voice.
      • Also, quite a few times when he stomped a Hummer, he'd punctuate it with "Bacardi!"
    • During each Halloween project from Silent Hill 2 onward, a short skit takes place regarding Roahm's visit to the eponymous town. An exception was made for the first Resident Evil.
    • "...a dog." (Apparently a reference to a Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch game with his friends.)
  • Ruptured Appendix: Had this happen to him in Real Life around Thanksgiving time. Thankfully, he was quickly rushed to the hospital, and made a full recovery sometime later.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Proclaimed by Troperdom as the god of this trope.
    • His claim to fame are his no damage, buster only, no charge shot Mega Man runs. Perfect Runs, as he calls them. He later expanded to the Fortress Stages under a Minimalist No Damage rubric.
    • He also has his "No Evolution" run for Pokemon Emerald, where he can only use Pokemon that...
      • Are capable of evolving but can't evolve.
      • Weren't a Pokemon he trained prior to the run.
    • Plus his Minimalist Run of The Legend of Zelda.
  • Shout-Out: He does an occasional one to his friends every now and then, but his run of Wind Man's Stage is filled with ones to Shagg.
  • Tempting Fate: In Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! episode 14, he plays a minigame in which he chases a bomber. The bombs don't damage; they just send the player back to where they find the bomber to start over, so in a no-damage run, it won't count. He then gives this line, which is then lampshaded by post production text:
    Roahm: Not that I'm gonna get out of my way and get hit or anything like that.
    FATE TEMPTED
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • After completing his Legend of Zelda Minimalist Run, he showed a reel of outtakes taken from failed runs and practice fights against Ganon. The first one captures his reaction to finding out that direct contact with Ganon (who is invisible) kills him in one hit: "...Oh, that's not gonna be fun..."
    • He also has this reaction twice during the Wallace battle in Emerald. First when Wailord outspeeds Sahara and KOs with Blizzard, and second when he sees Milotic use Recover.
  • Waxing Lyrical: He quotes some lines from "Can't Beat Airman" during the Heat Man perfect run.
  • Weapon of Choice: A katana, of course.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He reveals in the Champion battle of Emerald that Milotic instils this reaction in him due to it constantly ending his runs in Battle Tower and the like.
    • From the Mega Man series, he has birds (mostly Pipis) and any incarnation of Quick Man.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Roahm's run of the first Make A Good Mega Man Level Contest caused a surprising amount of Internet Backdraft toward the game makers and judges. Despite Roahm's requests for civility, the comments got worse, with the venom reaching new heights during the third and fourth Wily stages. At this point, the comments sections of the videos had gotten so bad that Roahm nearly cancelled the project (and actually did briefly cancel it, before conversing with the judges who had borne the brunt of the attacks and deciding to reverse that decision), instead opting to disable the comments section of the remaining videos in the series.

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