forums. He has (as of this time of writing) completed 23 Let's Plays (or, strictly speaking, 21, as two of his Let's Plays cover two games each). 21 of them are featured on the
- Aborted Lets Play: At the end of his Clock Tower 3 LP, Id showed off what appeared to be an LP of Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven. As of 2013 though, nothing has come of it.
- Final Fantasy X initially ended this way as well after the death of Id's PlayStation 2. As of September 30 2015, however, it's subverted as he picks up where he left off.
- The Fallout LP had to be ended because, in his words, "my life is a goddamn mess right now".
- Actually Pretty Funny: Even Billy Fucking Coen finds it amusing when Rebecca shoots him in the ass with a grenade launcher.
- Air-Vent Passageway: In the Resident Evil playthrough, he gives us this gem:
- Resident Evil 2 has a similar line when he hears the sounds of something stalking him through an air vent:
"Don't be another giant mutant. Please be Gordon Freeman. Please be JC Denton
. Please be Frank Zappa
. Don't be another giant mutant... (It's the mutated G-Birkin)
Ah shit! It's never Frank Zappa."
- All-Powerful Bystander/Spirit Advisor: As a result of The Id playing Resident Evil with both Chris and Jill concurrently as if both characters are present in the mansion and exploring it at the same time (in order to follow the game's canon), a rather strange entity represented by static keeps following Chris and repairing gameplay-induced plot holes by warping reality around him while speaking in odd riddles and nursery tunes.
- All There in the Manual: Id doesn't like that much of the backstory of The 3rd Birthday is hidden in the main console.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: He does this a lot.
- Most notable of all, in Resident Evil 4, Verdugo, Salazar's right hand, is re-imagined as Leon's monster half-brother Todd, who convinced Leon to try auditioning for the main character role in the next Resident Evil game. Leon froze him and threw him off the Golden Gate bridge after walking in on him making out with Claire Redfield, who dated Leon for a while. And Chief Bitores Mendez is a fan of the Green Bay Packers and even wears a Packers cheese hat (thanks to Luis calling him the "big cheese.")
- Resident Evil – Code: Veronica: Steve Burnside is an Emo Teen and has hormones that are playing havoc on his mind, his dad is an abusive git even when zombified, Nosferatu/Alexander Ashford is a very upper class, polite, monocle-and-top-hat-clad gentleman reminiscing about his ancestry, and the T-078 Tyrant is Mike Tyson.
- Resident Evil 0: Billy FUCKING Coen is a Jewish uber-Jerk Ass who bullies, threatens, and treats Rebecca like a pack mule, Marcus' love for his leeches reaches a disturbingly sexual level, the leeches are portrayed as Gang Bangers speaking Ebonics straight out of Boyz n the Hood, and Rebecca kills Billy at the end of the game for all his mistreatment of her.
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis: The eponymous Nemesis is a mutant who thinks he's a Blaxploitation character who thinks he's a Californian governor who thinks he's a Super Saiyan. And then he becomes a freakish amalgamation of all three (plus Bert) at the end. And Nicholai is nigh-on indestructible to the point where when Jill blows up the chopper he's riding out on, Nicholai is instead sent blasting off again.
- Resident Evil 2: Leon's just getting into his RE4 action hero groove and won't stop shouting Ada's name no matter how annoying she finds it, Claire doesn't seem to mind showing Sherry all sorts of traumatizing things they can find within the RPD and making her feel even more unwanted, and William Birkin makes eye puns, divorces his wife Annette monster-style (and muttered that he should have gotten one before he injected himself with the G-Virus), and is most likely into incest. Also, Mr. X is now Señor X, is mostly Spexican and, courtesy of Leon throwing it out a window after their first encounter, is constantly looking for his hat. At the end, he finally gets a new sombrero, loses it, and gets another one made of fire... and speaks English, much to Leon's surprise.
- Resident Evil: Chris starts out mildly grumpy, goes through a Yawn-poison-induced acid trip, and later becomes a Man Child after an herbal binge with Rebecca, said medic keeps trying to convince Chris that her adventures with leech-men and trains really happened, Barry ends up with captains-at-attention at inopportune times, and Billy FUCKING Coen is now a ghost who annoys Rebecca and Chris, sexually harasses Jill, takes various shapes, learns how to possess monsters, and eventually takes control of the Tyrant.
- Clock Tower 3: Corroder is a door-to-door salesman who constantly espouses the virtues of acid-based cleaning systems, even in the middle of his boss fight.
- Drakengard: Inuart is a loser that Caim only tolerates as a pack mule, Verdelet is an old racist obsessed with whining about doom and destruction (and by the sequel is the true villain of the game for his various fuckups), and Caim and Angelus are Vitriolic Best Buds For the second game, Nowe is an utter moron who is clueless on just about everything, including things that as a Knight of the Seal he should already know (granted, this isn't that big of a change from his actual portrayal). Eris, Urick, Legna, and even Seere, however, are the Only Sane Characters (except that Eris is mildly pyromanical and Legna's contempt for humanity is a lot less veiled).
- In the Drakengard 3 LP, so much has been written up about Four's personality as she tries to justify herself as a pure, chaste woman while really being a mental trainwreck — though, again, it isn't far off from her actual character. Just slightly more subtextual. Slightly.
- Chrono Cross: Serge has a voice, and is the Only Sane Man in a world where everyone else's traits are Flanderized. ZOAH becomes his Captain Obvious wing-man.
- Dirge of Cerberus: Vincent Valentine gets a lot more sarcastic, and his self-loathing switches from "I hate my crappy life" to "I hate my crappy game". Cid Highwind, on the other hand, is just stunned in disbelief at both Deepground's absurd plan, and the fact that the planet is stupid enough to fall for it. Meanwhile, Reeve is secretly in love with Cait Sith and constantly trying to pass off the first game's events as a "war" so he can pretend he's a grizzled veteran.
- Xenogears: Fei and everybody else become far more sarcastic, and Citan is quite happily the biggest dick on the planet. Also, every outlandish thing he does, he learned in medical school.
- Onimusha: Samanosuke inadvertently advertises for top of the line scowls and is very disapproving of Kaede; Kaede, in addition to being the worst ninja ever, has knee problems preventing her from jumping when it would be helpful; Yuki is selectively lazy; Tokichiro is a paedophile; Marcellus is an emo; and Fortinbras states the obvious constantly.
- Metal Gear: Ghost Babel: Black Arts Viper is a raving lunatic constantly shouting out his desires for revengeance. Snake's patience for bad guys and their sob stories slowly dwindles even as he continues to find himself asking his support staff about them beforehand, and Weasel is the only member of his support team who really knows what he's doing half the time, constantly telling Snake he should just shoot the bad guy dead.
- Tenchu: Rikimaru is a bit of a nut with a stabbing obsession.
- Final Fantasy X: Elma treats Solid Chocobo like a vengeful beast whose blood lust cannot be sated.
- For The 3rd Birthday, the reason Hunter "Boss" Owens really wants to kill Aya is because he's stuck in a shit game. As for Maeda, the reason he's now a pervert is that he's a self-insert of Scenario Director Motomu Toriyama.
- Alternate History: According to TDI, in a world where Caim's parents were not killed by The Empire and he went on to inherit their kingdom, he would have become Vlad the Impaler.
- And the Adventure Continues: The finale of the Resident Evil remake's LP has Chris, Jill, and company riding off into the sunset following the destruction of the mansion, as Chris stares into the sun... then cut to Chris staring into the sun in Kijuju as he starts once again hearing the voice of Billy FUCKING Coen.
- Animated Music Video: A bizarre variant, considering The Dark Id does screenshot LPs, but they usually start up when one character sees a rocket launcher and mistakes it for a boombox or a microphone. This pops up in...
- A Rare Sentence: Comes up fairly often in Limbo of the Lost.
I wonder if Jesus had alcoholic snot...? I can't believe I just typed that sentence.
The burly brawl in this room concludes with a pair of upgraded Rollers coming in to play. Their efforts at attack are thwarted by some well-placed baby-back rib walls blocking their advance toward Aya and friends. \\ Beat
Video games make you type some weird fucking sentences...
- Artistic License – Geography: Id, as well as thread posters who are from New York City, call out The 3rd Birthday on mangling the game's version of the city.
- Art Evolution: Starting with Drakengard, the chapters section was much more elaborate; also, the humor was less gross and juvenile than it was in the previous Let's Play.
- Atomic F-Bomb: Id lets one out in Onimusha when he sees he can't change the controls from D-pad to analog.
- He lets one out in Nier after the conclusion of the Runaway Son quest.
- Back to Front: The Resident Evil series (starting with then-most-recent Resident Evil 4, and ignoring side games other than two of the Survivor games) was played by him in reverse order release- and timeline-wise, with the exception of Dead Aim and then Zero after 2 and 3, and the first's Nintendo GameCube remake instead of the original.
- Badass Boast
: SHOW ME WHAT THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE ON THIS PLANET IS... TEACH ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE 'ALIVE!!!' Serge
: Dunno much about teaching people to be alive. But, I'm getting *pretty* good at teaching 'em how to be dead. Wanna lesson?
- Badass Decay: How Id feels about Aya's characterization in The 3rd Birthday.
Have you ever played Metroid: Other M
? You know Samus Aran’s shitty portrayal in that game? Yeah. She may as well be fucking Ellen Ripley
compared to Aya in The 3rd Birthday. It's incredibly bad!
- Berserk Button: Ada doesn't quite like Leon constantly shouting her name.
- Big "NO!": When, at the ending of Limbo of the Lost, a character suggests they sing.
- Near the end of I Am Setsuna, Id gets very upset that the Time Judge brings Reaper/Fides back to life!
Oh for FUCK SAKE! No! We killed this guy... He evaporated into magical energy dust. That’s been the universal symbol for magic dude death in this game. C'mon!
- Big "WHAT?!": Not only Id, but the entire Drakengard 3 LP thread had this as a response to Nier 2 being revealed at E3 2015.
- In his Xenogears LP, he has this reaction to Chu-Chu growing to Gear size.
- He also has this reaction on finding several giant Emil heads in NieR: Automata.
- Big "YES!": He has this reaction after finally getting everyone's ultimate weapons in Final Fantasy X, especially all the lunacy involved in getting them to begin with.
- He also had this reaction after finally getting to properly play in Disc 2 of Xenogears after spending so much time in the Narration Zone.
- Bizarrchitecture: In The 3rd Birthday, Id points out how Club Sacrifice is so much bigger than any nightclub in New York City ought to be to the point it's taking up at least two city blocks. One example is that the fire escape is so big that he could do a three point turn with a car on just the landing.
- In Resident Evil Zero, at one point Id takes an elevator in William Birkin's very much underground laboratory... and it deposits him right at the flaming train wreckage at the start of the Management Training Facility despite this being impossible if given even a little bit of thought.
We are back at the train wreckage in the basement of the Training Facility... Which means the training facility is apparently built right on top of the warehouse to Birkin's lab and is, in turn, right on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Except, we rode a cable car, underground again, mind you, from this facility to the same point as the elevator we just got off of. (puts up the usual Psyduck emoticon of pure confusion.)
- Black Comedy Rape: Makes several jokes of this nature during Resident Evil 2 due to Brian Irons' brand of lunacy. The crowner has to be this, when a note addressed to him claims that "Annette will continue to be your contact throughout this affair":
Birkin: P.S. Affair as in shady dealings. Do not rape my wife. Thanks.
- Bowdlerize/Gosh Darnit To Heck: Parodied in this exchange in the Ghost Babel LP:
: Metal Gear's development was a classified Army project. Even the CIA is not aware of all the details. Ronard "Weasel" Lensenbrink
: In other words, you know jack. McBride
: Yes. Thanks for the clarification for the audience. You know, just rephrasing the obvious in a rude and suspicious manner doesn't make you clever. It makes you an asshole
: Identifying assholes
outlaws. There's one thing the CIA excels at. McBride
: It doesn't take CIA Intel in your case. It's written all over your face. Where'd you get the beauty scar, tough guy? Eatin' pussy
pineapples. Mei Ling
: That's enough you two. Rated E. For 'Everyone'! Enough of the colorful language!
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Has this to say about Ada Wong's questionable choice of attire in Resident Evil 2:
Is there some mandate that all women in this city dress ridiculous or like hookers? Or like ridiculous hookers, in certain cases?
- Breather Episode: After suffering through The 3rd Birthday, Id's Livestream of Metal Slug was this to him.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Let's just say the fiend invasion after the Blitzball Tournament, as well as Seymour summoning Anima, was enough to turn Bobba and Jimma's pants different colors.
- Manah runs into this problem when she encounters Caim in Drakengard 2.
- Brad can be seen with pee photoshopped on his pants at one point.
- Late in FFX as the Fahrenheit passes by Sin at Zanarkand, Brother, in Al Bhed, blatantly mentions it. You'd fudge yourself too if you flew by the local Eldritch Abomination.
- Broken Aesop: His LP of Chrono Cross makes a major point of calling out just how extremely broken the Green Aesop is.
: In order to survive, all living things in this world fight desperately and devour those they defeat... Must one kill other living things in order to survive? Must one destroy another world in order to allow one's own world to continue? The wounded in turn wound and torment those weaker than they themselves are...
There are only the killers and the killed... The sinners, who are judged, and the victims that do the judging... What meaning is there to such a world? Serge
: Oh my GAWD!! I. Do. Not. Give. A. SHIT!
Shut up! GOD! Can none of you lousy demi-god things go more than three minutes without droning on and on about weak ass pseudo-stoner philosophy bullshit?! Good lord!
- Brown Note: During Branch D of the Drakengard 3 LP, one of the links is a video where the cover is from Drakengard 1's Branch D. Subverted when the note in question is actually Mikhail singing a cute song about Zero.
- But Thou Must!: The trope is mentioned by name a few times.
Fei: I think this is one of those ‘but thou must’ sort of pleas for assistance.
- Cain and Abel: Leon and Todd. Years ago, Todd convinces Leon to try to audition for the main character part of the next Resident Evil game. Leon gets the part and goes to tell Todd... only to find him making out with Leon's ex-girlfriend, Claire Redfield. Leon, angered, lays a trap for Todd, using a liquid nitrogen canister to freeze him and then lobbing him off the Golden Gate Bridge. 6 years later, Todd's now working for Ramon Salazar as his "right hand."
- Call-Back/Brick Joke: Many and often, even across certain LPs.
- Call-Forward: The first half of Resident Evil 3 has a number of these to Resident Evil 2.
- The Cameo: When Weasel suggests that Snake play a Link Battle with a friend in the Ghost Babel LP, Seere chimes in with:
Seere: No, Weasel. My mom wouldn't put out for a link cable to play Pokémon. She's certainly not doing it for Metal Gear Solid.
- Catch-Phrase: Quite a few:
- <Character> is loving this shit! (Usually in regards to a character displaying a look of much glee on their face)
- "<Character> is not amused", in regards to a character displaying a displeased or utterly uninterested look on their face.
- Lampshaded in his LP of NieR:
"How did that become the running gag for all my avatar changes, anyway? You guys are silly."
- Likewise, parodied in his LP of Onimusha:
"Guildenstern is loving this shit. Or...he just doesn't have lips. One of the two."
- Continued after the death of his PS2, where until the Drakengard 3 LP started, his avatar on Something Awful was changed to an image of one with an Informal Eulogy stating "it loved the shit so that others would not have to"* .
- "X out of fucking nowhere!" whenever someone or something suddenly appears without warning.
- Drakengard! (Said in, quote unquote "The tone of a kooky sitcom catchphrase. Pretend someone is looking at the camera with a goofy face and shrugging their shoulders while saying it. In other words, it is not to be mistaken with abject rage as "NOOOOOOOMMMMMMMUUUUURRRRAAAA!!!" was...")
- When characters die in Drakengard 2, they let out <Barf!> as a death cry. It briefly shows up in the first game's LP as well.
- "Cavia hates children" as well as "Trolled by Cavia!", which in Drakengard 2 is occasionally turned into "Trolled by General Gismor".
- It gets used again in Drakengard 3 when Zero fakes having a split personality to get info on where her other two sisters are. After stabbing Four, that's when we get TROLLED BY ZERO!
- To the posters he likes in the thread: "I like the cut of your jib."
- When faced with an excessively cheesy moment, he would describe it as "So cheesy I just shat pepperjack."
- He also tends to describe various Nintendo Hard segments in games and various parts of games he utterly detests as "like having (his) dick in a vise".
- Darkly-dressed characters such as Vincent Valentine with equally-dark personalities also tend to get described by TDI as "So goth they shit bats."
- "So (adjective) s/he shits (noun)" could also be considered a Catch-Phrase. In Chrono Cross, he describes Harle's accent as "So French she shitz les baguettes."
- Characters generalized as completely useless or counter-productive are described by him as "As useful as an asshole on my elbow".
- No, fuck you, dad!
- In his Resident Evil playthroughs, the appearance of a sub-boss, boss, or just a particularly-nasty regular enemy is usually followed by "Run away! RUN AWAY!" Like above, lampshaded in Resident Evil 1 when, following the appearance of Lisa Trevor, he precedes his use of the phrase with "what's the phrase I'm looking for, here?"
- Sure, Sure, Why Not?
- Frequently used by the characters in the games he plays: "I hate my life."
- Every boss fight in Clock Tower 3 is preceded by the game overlaying the phrase "JUDGEMENT" on the screen; for the first few, TDI responds with "HEAVEN OR HELL?! LET'S ROCK!!"
- With that said, let's (verb synonymous with "continue").
- Caustic Critic
- Child Hater: Cavia is presented as this, due to their propensity towards children dying violent deaths in their games, from Arioch being a Baby Eater, Caim chopping down Child Soldiers, and Nier cutting down baby Shades and the game's equivalent of Hogarth and the Iron Giant. Add Leonard's pedophilia and...
- Cluster F-Bomb: Billy FUCKING Coen. The progressive form of the F word's even his middle name now, more or less.
- In Clock Tower 3, when learning that he can carry only one Rooderstone in the Rooder Tomb area, Id lets off a most impressive one.
You can only carry one FUCKING stone at a FUCKING time. At no other time in the FUCKING game do they pull any sort of FUCKING inventory restriction malarkey. In fact, Alyssa is currently carrying eight FUCKING bottles of Lavender water, four FUCKING Sigil stones, three FUCKING invisibility bands, and enough FUCKING arrows to break FUCKING Legolas
' FUCKING gay elf back! To make no mention that you can still easily be carrying the huge ass compass thing from earlier. BUT ONLY ONE FUCKING STONE AT A TIME!
- There's another in Limbo of the Lost, in response to the Sequel Hook.
"--oh FUCK YOU!!! FUCK YOU FOR EVEN THINKING YOU COULD PULL THAT OFF!!
Fuck you ya stupid motherfucker you could research your goddamn way through a third grader's book report your untalented shit! (Angry Fist-Shake)
And fuck you and your smug douchebag Briggs voice and your mumbling mush-mouth Nilmates voice and that was the only two shitty voices you had you cunt! (Angry Fist-Shake)
- Continuity Nod & Mythology Gag: Some of his LPs make slight references to his previous LPs.
- At one point in the first Drakengard LP, Caim mentions having fought alongside a guy with a bitchin' moustache who took an arrow to the throat. He's talking about the Onimusha depiction of Oda Nobunaga, the first game of which The Dark Id had earlier LPed.
- Caim tells the story of how an ogre grand wizard approached him in the forest one day, offering him "some jewelry or gauntlet or bracelet" (which he thought was lame, so he killed them). Later, when Angelus reads the mind of a dying ogre, amongst many repeats of "stab" she notes the dead ogre as thinking "give gauntlets out to those who scowl". Another Onimusha reference, this time to the hero Samanosuke, whose possession of a magical gauntlet given to him by a Clan of Ogres and constant scowl did not evade Id's notice.
- When pointing out how the world of Drakengard is basically Europe turned 180 degrees, he gives the in-game versions of the various countries alliterative variants of their names — except for the Empire, situated in upside-down Spain, which he dubs Notspain.
- The epilogue of Drakengard 2 mentions how Gismor rented out his old clock tower to one Lord Burroughs, the principal villain of Clock Tower 3, although Gismor can't quite read the name.
- Every so often, an update for the NieR LP will begin with a conversation between the ghosts of Caim and Angelus as Caim searches the world for Hymir's Finger and his other lost weapons.
- In Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, when Snake expresses surprise at Delta Force being easily wiped out, Colonel notes that "Well-known elite special forces units are to Metal Gear related incidents as helicopter pilots are to bio-organic weapon related incidents." This is shortly followed by Id himself making a few more RE references, such as noting how the "jungle" in the first stage is suspiciously shaped like a hedge maze and reminiscing on the last time he LPed a game with a hedge maze in it (Resident Evil 4) and noting that, while Chris Jenner from this game being a woman in Delta Force is impossible in reality, it's at least still more plausible than Jill Valentine being former Delta at 23 years old. And to add to that, during Jack's special missions training, No. 4 makes mention of two deceased Black Chamber members that consisted of "[the] mercenary who claimed to be able to summon the spirit of a 1800s sea captain lost on a doomed voyage to change fates on the battlefieldnote , or the one who wore a straight jacket all the time but used robot arms that came out of his back to shoot pistols in battle. He also wore a jockstrap... on his face... Nobody knew why. note
- Near the climax of his Resident Evil 2, Ada mentions to Leon she's HIV positive. In the LP of the Remake, Jill finds John's letter where he mentions he got his test results back which told him he had "full blown AIDS." He then recommends Ada go for a test too.
- Another Let's Player, ddegenha, did an LP of Fallout 2, and he referenced Charlie from Id's Fallout LP.
- In a meta sense, yet another Let's Player from Something Awful, Feinne, has been described as being to the Neptunia series as The Dark Id has been to Drakengard.
- Two from his Chrono Cross LP:
- At one point after accidentally making a remark to Skelly about his fate that he didn't like, Serge backpedals and hypothesizes that he was thrown into a vat of acid by a "disgruntled English showerhead salesman" — in other words, Corroder from Clock Tower 3.
- When Serge-Lynx first meets Draggy, the adorable baby dragon asks where his family went, to which Serge-Lynx claims that they were killed by "[...]this angry quiet guy rolling through the area a few years back... REALLY wasn't a fan of dragons... Or non-humans... Or soldiers... Or really anything in general... But especially dragons. Which was weird because he rode a friggin' red dragon..." In other words, everyone's favourite murder-happy asshole, Caim from Drakengard.
- During an endgame sidequest in FFX, he tells a kid to get away from giant flowers.
- Curse Cut Short: Nearly every time he's Trolled By Cavia in Drakengard 2.
- Darker and Edgier: Although Drakengard 2 is Lighter and Softer than its predecessor, the LP's humor is far more scathing and ranting than previous LPs, mainly due to Id's utter fury at the sheer Idiot Plot.
- Deadpan Snarker: Besides the man himself, he interprets the cast of Xenosaga as a world-weary gaggle of Jerks With Hearts Of Gold who have truly Seen It All.
- Death by Adaptation: Rebecca kills Billy at the end of the Resident Evil 0 LP. He comes back as a ghost in the RE1 LP, replacing Wesker as the Big Bad and possessing the Tyrant for the final boss battle.
- Department of Redundancy Department: Used for comedy in the "tune in next time for" section at the end of one Clock Tower 3 chapter, where the mentioned items include "BLIND PEOPLE! OLD PEOPLE!! DEAD PEOPLE!!!", all three accompanied by different pictures of Ray Charles.
- He points out that the names "Nero the Sable", "Rosso the Crimson", and "Azul the Cerulean" mean "Black the Black", "Red the Red", and "Blue the Blue" respectively. "Weiss the Immaculate" could be taken to reference purity, which is usually represented by the colour white, but not one to be outdone, TDI names him "White the Clean" amongst others.
- Deus ex Machina: Literally in the REmake LP. Since the RE canon states that both Barry and Rebecca survive, but in-game you can only save one or the other, Rebecca's death triggers the appearance of a literal living deus ex machina that rewrites reality to ensure her survival.
- Happens again in FFX when Rikku pulls out a flashbang during the wedding scene despite never having done so anywhere else in the game or ever again.
- Didn't Think This Through: After finishing the first branch in Drakengard 3, he then realizes he's still got to not only do all the other branches, but also do the Downloadable Content.
- Dirty Old Man: One of the things Maechen is looking forward to with the prospective wedding between Yuna and Seymour? Bridesmaids with low self-esteem.
- Doomed Hometown: The aversion in Chrono Cross is lampshaded.
Our hero resides in the quaint idyllic fishing village of Arni. Despite being a remote, harmless berg full of peaceful folk living simple lives alongside Serge, shockingly enough nothing bad ever happens to Arni. Really. It's never razed to the ground by an evil empire, its citizens are never butchered by raiding hordes of monsters, and Serge is never even exiled from the place. It just remains a chill little town. I know, it's bananas!
- Driven to Suicide: At the end of Episode 15 of his Limbo of the Lost LP, upon reviewing the notepad and seeing the list of locations in Darkmere, and realizing that a lot of backtracking is about to ensue, a long silence follows... followed by a declaration of "END OF LP..." and the "Suicide is the best side." Emoticon.
- Also, the final posted image for the same LP is of somebody holding a gun to their own head.
- Dull Surprise: In NieR: Automata, before taking on the "Culinary Researcher" quest, Id has a picture of 2B with a flat expression surrounded by bacon.
"YoRHa No. 2 Type B. The Face of Gastronomy. You heard it here first, folks. You can see it on her face. Clear as day. Quite the foodie here."
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Often, be it due to The Dark Id having some form of fondness for a character (or just making them more fun to read about), some characters become this. Examples include:
- Everything's Better with Penguins: In his LP of I Am Setsuna, Id's version of Endir is very reluctant to kill Pengys in the tutorial level.
- Eye Scream: Constantly in Resident Evil 4.
Leon: WHY DO YOU PEOPLE HATE MY EYE?!
- Fan Nickname: After the point when Alfred Ashford starts talking in his imitation of his sister Alexia's voice, Id begins referring to him as Alfrexia. And photoshops makeup onto his face.
- And when Id decides to do Survivor as an MST gag, Claire and Steve decide to refer to Ark Thompson as "Hernando" until further notice. Once he is called Vincent, they switch to that whilst putting in surnames like McMahon, Vega, Price, and Valentine.
- Freudian Excuse: Weasel gives Solid Snake some grief for this after more or less demanding to hear why Weasel killed his own brother.
: Sheesh. Don't you get enough sob story monologues from the people you kill? What's with you anyway? You always leave the people you fight with enough juice to verbalize a damn novella before they croak. You need to get with the program, guy. Two in the chest. One in the head.
Ain't nobody weeping about how mermen raped their mother or their puppy was run over by an American diplomat as a child they were cursed by Poseidon when they get a good old fashion Mozambique Drill.
- Fluffy the Terrible: In his LP of Nier, Id points out that the sheep in that game are evil bastards who can knock him ten feet across the field.
- Freudian Slip: During Xenogears, Bart calls Fei "Nowe" after the latter makes a particularly stupid statement.
- From Bad to Worse: During the latter half of Drakengard 1 with the Grotesqueries invading the world, Id wonders how much worse it can get. Cue the Mother Grotesquerie.
- Fun with Acronyms: Pulls this off with Nicholai when he points out Jill being with S.T.A.R.S, the R.P.D's special forces:
: I'm with U.I.'s U.B.C.S. on a mission to rescue civilians from R.C. with orders to move A.S.A.P. Jill
: So what's the situation? Nicholai
- Done again in the LP of the first game's Remake, during a puzzle revolving around people's initials:
Alex Bechet has a spastic colon
Clark David is inflicted by chronic man sausage gobbling syndrome, doing immense damage to his esophagus.
Ed Fisher drinks like a fish, because he works at Umbrella and this is not only acceptable behavior, but encouraged. Unfortunately, this is killing his liver.
And finally, Gail Holland took up chain smoking waiting around for someone to find the other red gem to get into the office every morning. This has had ill effects on her lungs.
Thus, we get our answer: (image of Cell) John was a dork.
- Funny Background Event: There are several going on when Leon and Todd head to the sequel department to try and get Leon a new role (during a flashback in the Resident Evil 4 LP), such as Solid Snake sneaking around in a box, or Mario staring at Taki's ass as she bends over to pick up a can of soda, then she spots him and drags him through the window to slam him to the ground.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: After getting the Fahrenheit in FFX, Tidus is now able to at least understand Al Bhed due to all the Primers he's been picking up.
- Gang Bangers: How the leeches from Resident Evil 0 are portrayed here, speaking quite like typical gangstas out of Boyz n the Hood amongst others.
- Nemesis himself actually talks like a Pimp.
- Genre Savvy: Pretty much the entire cast of Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, up to and including Snake. He still lets defeated bosses exposit their backstories, but shows mounting irritation as he does so, lighting up a cig- I mean FOGGER in anticipatory annoyance. Campbell points out how when it comes to Snake's type of adventures, world renowned special forces agents meet the same fate as helicopter pilots in the Resident Evil series. Snake even points out exactly how his adventure will go. However, none are more so than Ronard "Weasel" Lensenbrink, who commonly extolls the virtues of just shooting the bad guy without even giving them a word in edgewise. This reaches a point when, at the very end, when Brian McBride holds the entire support team hostage, having been working for Black Chamber all this time, Weasel comes out of his bathroom break to find McBride waving a gun around and ranting about "revengeance" or some rot. Without even giving McBride another second, Weasel kills him instantly with a textbook Mozambique Drill (two shots in the chest then one in the head). He even not-so-sincerely apologizes to Snake for not letting McBride give his backstory.
- Gilligan Cut: Done in the Clock Tower 3 LP when Alyssa finds a crowbar. Id says "I wonder how that got in there... Oh well, I'm sure nobody else is going to need it." Cue cut to scene from Half-Life 2 as Gordon Freeman runs out of ammo, finds he's lost his crowbar, and is killed by headcrab zombies.
- Here We Go Again: He has this reaction with the final boss of Drakengard 3. Especially since it's a rhythm game like Drakengard 1's final boss was.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Several Alternate Character Interpretations create characters like this. Billy FUCKING Coen, Serge, and Caim are the main ones, though in Caim's case all it took was a few pieces of internal monologue.
- High-Class Glass: Donned by El Gigante and Nosferatu/Alexander Ashford.
- Hurricane of Puns: Fires off one in his REmake LP:
If there's a survivor
in this residence, then I hope they have dead aim.
Personally, I would give them zero
chance against any evil nemesis
they might encounter. I couldn't fit Code Veronica
into a silly sentence, I tried.
- Speaking of Code Veronica, he fires one off there, this time referencing a bunch of Valve Software titles.
- And a smaller one early on when picking up a keycard...
...anyway, this goes to the Indigo
card reader from earlier. At least, that's the prophecy
at the moment.
- The same game again gives us a file written by a guy who makes dozens of zombie puns.
- RE Zero gives us this threat from Billy to Rebecca who tries to avoid checking if a steam jet is hot, saying that it's steam so of course it's gonna be hot.
: Check if the steam
is hot or I'm going to shove the inevitable red valve
up your fucking source
- Hypocritical Humor:
- In Leon's earlier game, TDI notes at one point that the autopsy room in the police department would be the last place any sane person would go to during a Zombie Apocalypse. He then immediately states that the only reason Leon isn't entering it at that moment is that he doesn't have the key, and then he takes both Claire and Leon into that room as soon as he grabs the key.
- An excerpt from the FFX LP, while discussing the rules for suggesting new names for Shiva:
No puns! We used a pun name last time! And there’s ten billion ice/snow puns out there thanks to Batman & Robin
existing. Puns are officially on ice.
- During the final exchange between Snake and Black Arts Viper from Ghost Babel, Snake calls out Viper's use of the word "Revengeancenote " with:
Snake: You cannot smash two similar words together on the spot to place extra emphasis. The English language does not work that way! That is retardumb!
- I Call Her "Vera": The shotgun in Resident Evil 0 is named Dixie by Billy.
- I'm Standing Right Here: One sidequest in Nier is started by talking to a man at the bar Devola is playing in. He wonders if they've done...other things together. She shouts out she's right here.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Id expresses this after particularly unpleasant stretches of gameplay or irrational plot points. States his intentions as such after his Dead Aim and Clock Tower 3 LPs.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: With a few exceptions, almost all of the updates for Final Fantasy X are titled in the format of "(Verb) My (Noun)", following the pattern set by the thread title (Listen to my story). Now that the LP has finally caught up to Zanarkand, each update is now titled "Our X Y".
- Idiot Plot: The main reason that Drakengard 2 and the main characters are despised is because the story revolves around Nowe and Manah's idiocy dooming the world. While Manah is secretly guided by The Watchers in her actions, Nowe has no such excuse except for The Dulcinea Effect.
- One of the most constant irritations in the Resident Evil series is the nonsensical plots, such as Los Illuminados actively trying to prevent Ashley from being rescued despite the goal of their plan being to insert her as a sleeper agent in the White House.
- Imagine Spot: Frequent in a few, most notably Dirge of Cerberus.
- The Resident Evil ones had entire sequences, including Chris Redfield's acid trip (he ended up in an old-style text adventure) and a truly bizarre showdown with Billy Coen's ghost in Resident Evil 1, culminating in a battle that goes through 2D sprite style, The Movies, and SoulCalibur 3.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes:
- Dirge of Cerberus had an entire segment devoted to mocking Nomura's character designs, lovingly titled "Fuck Tetsuya Nomura". His only reaction to Vincent's Chaos form was derisive laughter and a "fuck you" to Nomura.
- And he's back at it again in his Final Fantasy X Let's Play.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Inverted for Alfred Ashford, who is a horrible shot with his custom sniper rifle that has a laser aiming module AND a scope. With a rather...strange set of crosshairs. Much jokes about Alfred's inability to aim are made.
- In Which a Trope Is Described: This is how Id titles each update in his Drakengard LPs.
- It Can Think: This exchange between Caim and Red in the opening scenes of Drakengard.
Angelus: Kill me if you desire. But, you can never dirty my soul, wretched human.
Caim: Holy shit, dragons can TALK?!
Angelus: Holy shit, the hairless monkeys can think?! Color me surprised.
- Id gets like this towards things that annoy him, i.e. most everything he LPs. Everything else is free of it, though.
- The most notable ones in his Let's Plays would be Billy FUCKING Coen, who spends two LPs insulting, harrassing, and trying to kill the heroes for little to no reason; and Benjamin Spooner Briggs, whose crowning achievement of dickery was slamming a clamp over some poor bloke's eyes with no provocation, just to get a pen to attack a monster that had done nothing wrong to him.
- Karma Houdini:
- In Drakengard 2, Nowe and Manah manage to get a happy ending in the Third Ending of the game, despite being responsible for practically everything wrong.
- Krelian gets to go off with the Wave Existence at the end of Xenogears despite 500 years of scientific atrocities and being responsible for helping to kill off nearly all humans on the planet.
- Laughing Mad: The Dark Id is reduced to this at the very end of his Limbo of the Lost LP.
- Let Me Get This Straight: For the FFX LP, Id lists all the bulletin points about what's wrong with Operation Mi'ihen before it even starts.
Id: So let me get this straight… The Crusader’s plan is…
Gather a bunch of boss monsters and sentient doom whale dandruff. Possibly poke them with sticks.
Wait around in hopes Sin gets pissed and lumbers over.
Shoot Sin, the creature that can level entire towns by just floating near it, with Al Bhed machina.
So is “Mi’ihen” an old Spira name meaning “Red Shirt
” or am I just terribly pessimistic here…?
- Happens again in the Endgame of FFX.
And that concludes our business in Bevelle. So the plan is, if I understand it correctly:
1. Have everyone in Spira sing the Hymn of the Fayth.
2. Hope that is enough to lure out Sin and calm it down enough so we can attack it.
4. Get inside Sin and kill Yu Yevon.
I think that's it. I think that's the plan. Kind of unclear on the whole breaching the doom whale's armor and crawling around in its guts to find some kind of immortal summoner dude in the center. But hey. I'm sure Final Fantasy X will bullshit a way.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Id has this reaction in NieR: Automata after discovering the Emil graveyard.
OK. 2B’s just going to go ahead and shove herself in the nearest vending machine, never to speak of this again. What? You have questions about the giant Emil head graveyard in the desert? You know... some things are best left unanswered. Maybe one day we’ll sit down Emil and find out what in the flying fuck that was all about. And maybe that region will become relevant later. Much later. Like towards the end of the LP later. For now, let’s uhh... let’s just get the hell out of here and finish this photograph quest, eh?
- Lighter and Softer: Although NieR is just as depressing as Drakengard, if not more so, Id's Let's Play of it is much easier on the snark and rage than his previous LPs, as he actually enjoyed the game. He also takes a moment or so in the introduction to gush over the game, noting how it does everything Drakengard got wrong right and finishing up by calling it his game of the year.
- Made of Iron: The moment Id finds out Nicholai Ginovaef survived being blown up in a gas station, he ends up joking about his almost ridiculous unexplained survival in this way after his second meeting with Jill in a shack (which also helps explain how he would survive to write a file in Survivor).
The Dark Id regarding Nicholai: Thus, Nicholai abruptly departs. Along the way he falls into a sink hole, lands in a sewer passage full of poisonous gas. This gas also happens to be flammable and the place goes up like a match when Nikkie stumbles over a stick of TNT left by bank robbers who's heist ran afoul due to the viral outbreak. He is then blasted clear across the park and lands in a ravine filled with bees. Zombie bees. He will emerge without a scratch in the final act.
- And during said final act, when Jill blows up his chopper after negotiations fall through, Id instead decides to conclude said skirmish not with Nicholai getting fried with the chopper, but with Nicholai blasting off again.
- Malicious Misnaming: Near the end of I Am Setsuna as Fides joins the party, Id/Endir names him "Dingus" instead.
- Man Child: Chris Redfield becomes one midway through the Resident Evil 1 LP, thanks to brain damage from going on a herbal binge with Rebecca Chambers. I need an adult!
- Meaningful Name: The title of his The 3rd Birthday LP makes so much more sense when Eve has to kill Aya to keep the Twisted from happening.
- Most Annoying Sound: In his LP for Drakengard 3, he got very annoyed with Decadus reminding him to stay in the shade in Chapter 4-3.
- Happens again in FFX when having to go through Home and the announcement that's always playing, even in combat.
- MST: His treatment of Resident Evil: Survivor midway through the Code Veronica LP. Whilst their cargo plane is being flown remotely by Alfred Ashford, a bored Claire and Steve discover it gets cable TV. Claire notices the title screen of Survivor as Steve flicks through channels. Cue the two hitting Survivor as a regular Mike and Crow as they rename Ark Thompson to "Hernando" and upon him being called Vincent, give him surnames from every other Vince they know of, take the Andy route (since it fits the tone of the game best), mock the Cleaner enemies, reusage of character models, and other such stupidity.
- Mushroom Samba: In Nier Automata, 2B ends up in one of these after taking an E-Drug. She finds out what happened after it's over.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: From his Chrono Cross New Game+;
After the battle, Solt and Peppor come to investigate the unstoppable end game squad that could murder their entire army busting through the front gate. And Pierre.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "My name is Fei Fong Wong." "...Really? That's what you're going with?"
- Never Heard That One Before: Yes, he's well and fully heard of Drakengard 3!
- Nice Hat: Señor X's sombrero, which he spends the whole LP looking for thanks to Leon trying it on, not liking how it looks, and tossing it out a window after the first encounter.
- And later on he gets a second sombrero within the underground lab and when Señor X becomes the Super Tyrant, he gains a sombrero made of fire.
- Nosferatu/Alexander Ashford dons a nice top hat upon freeing himself from the basement of the Antarctica base.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- In Two's Prologue in Drakengard 3, Id is very upset at Cent for the reason Two went into a catatonic state.
- In Final Fantasy X on the boss fight during the SS Liki, Id thinks that Sin was gonna leave the ship alone until the pesky humans went and stuck him with harpoons, leading to it destroying Kilika.
- No Cutscene Inventory Inertia: The Dark Id makes his feelings on Resident Evil 4's TMP clear (he thinks it's a waste of money). Naturally, every single cutscene featuring actual shooting arms everybody with them. Even Leon.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: Id's made it clear that he will not be going through all of the other difficulties in The 3rd Birthday, so he just shows off all the outfits you get in-game.
- Nominal Importance: Elly during the Xenogears LP sadly notes over a dying soldier: "I'm afraid he lacks a character portrait. It's no use..."
- Non Sequitur: Id starts putting these in place of the magic attack description for most of Drakengard 2's weapon stories, because 90% of the weapons have the exact same magic attack. By the end he's gone off on a tangent about Street Fighter II spanning multiple updates because the magic attack in question is named "Sonic Burst", which prompted him to respond one time with "go home and be a family man".
- No Smoking: Metal Gear: Ghost Babel's replacing Solid Snake's cigarettes with a "fogger" device that looks and acts like a cigarette. Played with at one point:
Snake: Well, I did manage to smuggle in a pack of ci-
Snake: Er...right...I have the FOGGER.
- Oh, Crap!: Id has this reaction in NieR: Automata when the machines decide to "become as gods."
"Oh CHRIST! The robots have already jumped to the death cult phase after two days of finding religion. Pascal, we’ve got to fucking cheese it out of here NOW, my dude!"
- Only Sane Man: Id's version of Endir in I Am Setsuna is this.
- Parental Neglect: In a late-game sidequest in FFX, Id calls out a mother on why letting her son wonder around the Macalania Forest is a bad idea!
Jesus H. CHRIST, lady! What the fuck?!
This is woods full of literal monsters
. The vengeful souls of the dead twisted into grotesque creatures that live only to kill the living. There is a living crystal groundhog that is four feet tall! A creature the size of a bear with scissors for hands! Lizards the size of a large dog. FOOT SIZED WASPS! A flying set of geometrical shapes that just drowns people with its mind. That's all it does! That's its purpose. Wandering human drowning. It just does that! Those are all in these woods with your child!
- Parrot Exposition: Eventually, Serge and Harle get so sick of this in Chrono Cross that they start following up repetitions of plot points by repeating them AGAIN, with as much sarcasm as they can manage (and they can manage quite a lot).
Radius: Only the dragon sword, Einlanzer, can break the seal of Masamune.note
Norris: The Einlanzer? The sword forged by the ancient Dragonians?note
Radius: Yes... The legendary holy sword, forged by the Dragonites...note
Harle: Monsieur Lynx, did jou know ze legendary zword Einlanzer waz forged by ze Dragonianz?
Lynx: No way!
Harle: Oui! Zes iz true!
Lynx: Get out of town! The ancient sword I've been hearing so much about. Forged by the Dragonities, if you didn't know. Amazing!
- Plot Hole: During the Bevelle Cloister of Trials in FFX, Id considers it this since for all the talk about the Church of Yevon being anti-machina, the Bevelle temple is full of machina.
- Rage Against the Author:
- He displays a venomous attitude towards Steve Bovis, the director of Limbo of the Lost, at the end of the game's LP.
- He also went into a massive one during the credits of The 3rd Birthday, going off on every single one of the staff... with Nomura ironically getting the least flak.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
: Your discrimination over de country of my origin is most disrespectful, mah. At least I can hold a job. What are you doing, eh? Lost your job on your first day? Itz pathetic, ese. What kinda cop are you? Leon
: Shut up! Shut up! I hate essays!
I cheated on my final exam at the academy! No... I never even went to an academy. I got my certification on some website I Googled. I put down I had 20 years of law enforcement experience I was on a Counter-Terrorist team on my application... That was a fucking Counter-Strike
clan... How was I to know they'd actually hire me?! Señor X
: Man, too much information
- Id himself delivers one towards Capcom near the end of the Code Veronica X LP. After putting up with the game's copious Fetch Quests and backtracking surprisingly well, he finally snaps when a puzzle element forces him to backtrack through most of the Antarctic base to deliver two gems to a room just a few steps away for a puzzle literally copy-and-pasted from an earlier part of the game.
- Revolvers Are Just Better and Shotguns Are Just Better: His opinion of Resident Evil 3 starts off favorably when he acquires both the shotgun and the revolver within the first three updates.
- Running Gag:
- Random interludes made in Garry's Mod.
- Plenty in the Xenogears LP:
- Citan Uzuki being a dick who ducks out of boss fights, as well as explaining how he knows various things or how to perform/operate outlandish stuff as having learnt them in medical school.
- Fei forgetting Billy's name.
- Everyone thinking Fei's name is just a really bad alias (see Names to Run Away from Really Fast above).
- Comparing Rico to Blanka.
- Characters (usually Elly and/or Bart) bringing sandwiches when there is a long cutscene.
- Grahf adding the word POWER!! into his speeches at every opportunity.
- Fei's confidence that the next plot point can be cleared up with a good fighting tournament.
- In Chrono Cross:
- Kid constantly accusing Leena of being a sex-crazed country girl with low morals. It's a minor example since Kid disappears for a considerable portion of the game, but it's almost heartwarming when it comes back.
- His utter disdain for certain characters, in particular Poshul, Korcha, and Stevenote .
- Lynx temporarily doing CSI sunglasses one liners.
- Serge/Lynx reminding ZOAH to "use his indoor voice".
- In his LP of Dirge of Cerberus, he constantly draws attention to the fact Vincent's only real potential love interest who wasn't dead, gone, unavailable, or Yuffie was Shelke... who has the body of a nine year old...
- Not appearing in the next update of Clock Tower 3: a clock tower. Eventually killed when a clock tower does indeed appear much later on.
- Resident Evil 4: Ada running into and killing very perverted Merchants. Played with a few times when one of them merely offers to sell her weapons, simple as...only to get a bowgun bolt to the face when commenting on Ada's "black panties." Finally played with when Ada encounters the last Merchant and readies her gun. He resignedly tells her to Get It Over With...and she just throws an egg in his face. He thanks her for it.
- Final Fantasy X has Tidus constantly asking "Is X is even a thing in Spira?" after mentioning something inspired by technology that probably isn't present in developmentally-stunted Spira (things like notepads, pizzas, Star Wars...).
- The 3rd Birthday has "refreshing vulnerability" during any moments when the former badass Deadpan Snarker queen Aya Brea's Chickification rears its ugly head. The phrase itself is taken from a blurb from one of Aya's many uncharacteristically Stripperiffic alternate costumes. Specifically, the Swimwear costume.
- Sarcasm Failure: The endings to Dirge of Cerberus and Limbo of the Lost were so bad that the commentary devolved into "I have no words for this", followed by Cluster F Bombs directed at the cast & crew.
- Say My Name: "NOMURAAAA!"
- Schedule Slip: Played for laughs in his FFX LP when he jokes that him not finishing the game is what caused Final Fantasy XV to be stuck in Development Hell.
- The Scottish Trope:
- The Scrappy: A lot of characters end up as this, due to The Dark Id's hatred for them. These include:
- Steve Burnside and Rebecca Chambers.
- Verdelet, Inuart, Seere, Nowe (though Seere in Drakengard 2 eventually becomes the Only Sane Man by the endgame)
- Poshul, Steve, Pierre, Korcha
- Rico, Citan, and Chu-Chu (Though Rico is disliked less for personality than his prohibitively slow movement in battle and boring introductory level)
- Cent is on this list for not only acting like he's smarter than he is, but for using a bit of Two's song magic to make her soldiers stronger, which resulted not only in them turning into zombies, but all of her orphans becoming a congealed... mess of whatever it is, enough to break her mind as she puts it down.
- Parker is this to him.
- Hunter "Boss" Owen jumped onto this list for gassing the control room as well as leaving Aya to die in the past. All because he'd rather have a desk job during the apocalypse! Maeda now makes this list due to going from well-meaning scientist to creepy pervert between Parasite Eve 1 and this game.
- Kir is this not only because his physical attacks hit like a wet noodle, but also because he's a squishy mage even when buffed, and his spells aren't that useful. Fides now joins the list not just for being a blatant Magus expy, but also for joining the party at the final dungeon just before the final boss and not even having much to do with the endgame.
- He really hates Big the Cat.
- Jean Paul not only for the fact he sees him as an overblown windbag, but for the fact that he did his quest chain long before he found out there was fast travel and is most definitely not bitter about it.
- Scrappy Mechanic: The box puzzle in Metal Gear: Ghost Babel damn near drove him into a frothing rage.
- He really doesn't like using the chakrams in Drakengard 3.
- Also from Drakengard 3, he really hates Chapter 3-3 and Chapter C-1 for not only how large the levels are, but for the gimmicks of health draining unless you're in the shade in the daytime or by a torch at night. He also doesn't like the Guide Dang It needed to find the chests for that level, including one that has a weapon in it.
- The Bevelle Cloister of Trials is this for how slow and tedious it is, even with a guide in front of you. It also gets worse when it's found out that in FFX-2, all those floors Tidus rode over are solid and he could've walked over them!
- Screaming at Squick: Samanosuke has this reaction at seeing Hecuba's transformation from human form to insect form. Especially since her abdomen comes right out from between her legs!
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After the final battle with Adam in NieR: Automata, 2B gives 9S a What the Hell, Hero? and a "The Reason You Suck" Speech before leaving him to die while getting Ending I.
- Serial Numbers Filed Off: Id points out that even for I Am Setsuna using Chrono Trigger's combat system and overworld map, the plot in general is pretty much like Final Fantasy X.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and British Stuffiness: El Gigante. All of them. Except Mid-boss.
- Show, Don't Tell: Lampshades the violations of the rule during his LP of Xenogears. Unfortunately, the game gives him quite a lot of opportunities to do so, especially in disc 2.
Shevat lackey: Your majesty, the Omnigear underground is moving! The girl named Elly was nearby and it reacted to her!note
Queen Zephyr: Is that so? How did it react?
Shevat lackey: No clue, your majesty. We're violating the hell out of the "show, don't tell" rule the next few scenes.
- Show Within a Show: His treatment of Resident Evil: Survivor with a dash of MST in the middle of his Code Veronica LP. While their cargo plane is being controlled remotely by Alfred/Alfrexia, a bored Claire and Steve discover it gets cable and Claire spies the title screen to Survivor as Steve flicks through channels. Cue the short playthrough...
- He later transcribes the entire IdeaSpy radio play found in Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, with the eponymous spy 2.5, his ex-girlfriend Call Now, and his ally 714 played by Gillian Seed (wearing a moustache), his wife Jamie, and Jonathan Ingram (also wearing a moustache) respectively.
- Shown His Work: His LP of NieR shows incredibly detailed information on the backstory garnered from Grimoire Nier.
- Soft Glass: Discussed, lampshaded, and averted in the Chrono Cross LP.
Serge: GAAAAAAHHHH!!! THIS HURTS WAY MORE THAN IT LOOKS IN THE MOVIES!!! WAY MORE!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!
- Solve the Soup Cans: A pet peeve of his; especially the more ridiculous (and unnecessary) ones.
- Spexico: How Mr. X/Señor X is portrayed: Wearing a sombrero in his first and last appearances, sporting a bandito moustache, and speaking Spanish right up to the final fight against Leon. Leon is stymied by Señor X's guttural babbling.
- Squee!: Id pretty much loves Mad Max: Fury Road.
- After playing the demo for NieR: Automata, he's pleased that Weapon Stories from other Drakengard games are back.
- He has a big one in finding his favorite weapon, Iron Will in Nier Automata.
- The Stinger: The final scene of the Resident Evil LP is of Chris waking up in Kijuju just in time for Resident Evil 5, with the voice of Billy Coen ringing in his ears.
- Sudden Downer Ending: Id finishes the Fisherman's Gambit chain in Nier and finds out that the old man who teaches Nier how to fish suddenly died offscreen.
- Sugar Apocalypse: After reading the Snow Chronicles segment of Serendale, Id has this to say.
I’m just picturing a Berserk
style hyper violent town massacre
of the villagers by mascot character penguins, cutesy beach ball seals, and derpy walruses. Someone with some art talent get on illustrating that.
- Sunglasses at Night: Wesker gets put through the wringer with this. Id usually notes his creepy habit of wearing them at 11PM, and in Code Veronica makes it a point to photoshop various bits of eyewear on Wesker's face, up to and including Cyclops' visor (complete with the reveal of Wesker's cat eyes briefly being played with when he reveals a spare set of shades he had on...which Chris promptly punches off as well), and by the LP of Resident Evil 1, Id makes a tiny running gag of Wesker bumping into things due to still wearing his sunglasses in the rather dark Spencer Mansion.
Wesker: Still securing the area. It's proving to be a bit more difficult than anticipated. Keep bumping into things for some reason. Wonder what's up with that.
- Id also points out that Auron does this in Final Fantasy X, noting, "Auron will wear his sunglasses at any hour he damn well pleases."
- Take That!: To the Resident Evil movies, ironically during two of his RE LPs. In the RE4 LP, Ada finds a locked door and says she hears someone whimpering on the other side (it's Ashley) and Id quips that "Someone has just finished watching the Resident Evil movie." In RE Zero, when Rebecca stumbles upon a hidden torture chamber, one of the torture instruments is a portable DVD player showing the first RE movie.
- Also, this gem in his Drakengard 1 Let's Play:
Caim: Heh. Ooh! Tell him if Furiae and Inuart were to enter the seeds together, the best he could hope to produce would be an effeminate mullet sporting nancy boy that was so gay everyone would see him and just go "no way!"
Angelus: "Come on, Caim. No need to stoop to notions so childish. That's just absurd."
- Another small one during his Fallout LP:
Charlie the Vault Dweller
: One more thing. Do you know what a Water Chip is...? Shady Sands resident
: I know about the Potato kind. I hear they still eat ‘em way out east
. Pre-war bags. Decades old. They just shove ‘em into their mouths. Charlie the Vault Dweller
: That does not sound wise or healthy.
- Take Your Time: While it still applies to the endgame sidequests of I Am Setsuna, Aeterna is upset that the party isn't immediately dealing with the Dark Samsara after clearing their way through the Time Judge.
- That One Sidequest: Id loathes many of the sidequests for ultimate weapons in Final Fantasy X. The Lightning Dodge and Butterfly Catching ones caused him a lot of stress.
- The "Life In The Sands" quest for Nier is this big time. After all that toil and frustration, he only gets a 10,000 gold reward.
- The "Speed Star" quest in NieR: Automata really made Id's blood boil due to it being a Luck-Based Mission even when you have the max dash speed.
- They Fight Crime!: How he pitches the idea of Mikhail wearing the Experimental Weapon Headgear, which is pretty much Emil's head.
- This Cannot Be!: Id has had this reaction ever since Drakengard 3 was first announced. He still has it even after finally finishing off Branch D.
- Title Drop: Happens in his The 3rd Birthday LP. Specifically, the title of the LP turns out to be the very last moment of gameplay. Nobody is pleased, especially Id.
- To the Pain: In I Am Setsuna, during the Fridging Caves, the party catches up to a weakened Reaper. Endir has all sorts of ideas about how to deal with the annoying jerk who's been trying to kill them all game long.
Endir: But I don’t play that kinda game. Life is cheap, dirty, and can be ended for a reasonable price in my book. Let’s finish him off. Step aside. I’ll make it quick. Wanna test this new blade anyway. I betcha I can cleave his head off in one swipe.
Setsuna: What? No!
Endir: Oh. You want it to be drawn out? Right to the gut, good disembowelment. Y’all gonna need to step back. The blood spray from those kinda wounds can get real messy.
Setsuna: No, Endir. We’re not go—
Oh... Huh? You wanna go the savage route, huh? Take off all four of his limbs but suture the wounds so he doesn’t bleed out, then let nature take its course with one of those bearmen
wandering the cave descending upon him and ripping him open like a meatbag? That’s a bit cruder than I usually operate. But this guy does kinda deserve it...
- Trivially Obvious: In Limbo of the Lost, when Briggs is about to do The Summation at the end of the Darkmere chapter.
"This should be... Well... It should be a thing..."
- Twinkle In The Sky: Nicholai suffers this courtesy of Jill blowing up his chopper with him in it at the end of the Resident Evil 3 LP, mainly thanks to Nicholai's newly found invincibility.
- Unfortunate Names: The main villain of Clock Tower 3 is "Dick" Hamilton (not Richard, the game never calls him Richard) who discovers he is a descendant of the late Billy Brown. The Dark Id realizes that this means that with the game and Dick's insistence on using the name "Dick", his name is essentially Dick Brown.
Does he have a cousin named Penis von Fecal?
- Unusual Chapter Numbers: Episode VI.5 of Limbo of the Lost, which only consists of the rotten floor puzzle being solved and the encounter with the demon dogs.
- Verbal Tic: James Marcus ending most of his sentences with "Leeches!!" or some variant. Soon enough, it slips into some of Id's own sentences. LEECHES! Billy FUCKING Coen's "Bwahaha!" might also count.
- To say nothing of Decadus' masochistic groans of pleasure. Unngh...
- Villains Out Shopping: At one point, the Gazel Ministry are shown playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
- Wham Line: In the Resident Evil 4 LP, when Leon meets Verdugo for the first time...
Todd Kennedy: It's been a while... Leon...
Leon: You! But it can't be!! You were...
Todd: Killed? Now... no need to bring up the past... dear brother.
- Welcome to Corneria: In the FFX LP, Dona can't get past the Crusader checkpoint with the guard only able to say "Sorry ma'am! No exceptions!"
- Wham Episode: The Reveal in The 3rd Birthday that you're actually playing as Eve, a 12-year old girl in Aya's older body did not sit well with everyone in the thread!
- What the Hell, Hero?: Id's party in I Am Setsuna is quite peeved that Setsuna wants to spare Reaper, someone who's been trying to kill them all game long.
- Where Are They Now: Drakengard 2 ends with a Fallout: New Vegas-style epilogue.
- Final Fantasy X has Yuna giving Tidus a good catch-up on what's happened since the events of FFX-2. Especially since Id has made it clear he's NEVER doing a Let's Play on that game.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Id wonders who the hell would name their son Blind.
- Who Writes This Crap?!: Some of the more random/nonsensical in-game dialogue gets called out on, with the characters usually offering the excuse of "That's what the script tells me to say."
Elly: The translation for after that boss made NO sense.
Billy: My apologies. I’m just starting here. I...kind of have to stay on script...
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: If his Resident Evil LP's are anything to go by, TDI is not a fan of spiders and insects.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Weasel commonly tells Snake to stop wasting time letting the bad guys give a sob story and just straight up shoot them.
- Why Won't You Die?: His Nier LP has this to the Disc-One Final Boss of the game, Jack of Hearts.
- You Bastard: In his LP for NieR: Automata, he considers anyone who killed the Party Tank to be monsters.