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
His most well-known project is a series of Perfect Runs (No Damage, Buster Only, No Charge Shots
) of the Classic Mega Man
games. Games he has completed perfect runs for include:
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.
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.
- 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 Deggert), Then he made a callback to this joke here.
- Butt Monkey: Green Ogmo in the Jumper 3 run, who's frequent deaths compared to the others soon become a Running Gag.
- The Cameo: He appears as a boss in Pink Rose Garden Touhou.
- Catch Phrase: Quite a few:
*"Hello, Roahm Mythril here once again..."
*"Until then, fare thee well!"
*"...I say that now." / "Case in point." (sometimes used in similar situations)
*"_____ is kind of a thing..."
- 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: In the Silent Hill 4 LP, he used guns to avoid fighting some of the tougher enemies.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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: His episode titles for the Mega Man Unlimited and Mega Man Rock Force blind runs are song titles.
- 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 Sense of Direction: As showcased and lampshaded in the Gag Reel.
- OOC 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.
- 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.
Here there be dragons!
Well... maybe just one...
A friendly Scottish dragon what draws and plays video games...
Um... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
- 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.
- 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, though 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 (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.
- 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.
- 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.