note Insofar as I understand the history, which isn't much...When Minecraft proved to be too tame, Vechs came along with his Super Hostile series to destroy all you hold dear. He challenged you with scorching lava. With endless ocean. With floating islands and trap-filled caverns, shadowy deserts and sinister trees, varied landscapes with severely limited resources and sunny tropical islands bereft of normal foliage.And Vechs looked on all he had created, and laughed, and said, "They will never make it out alive."But then came Zisteau, and he looked upon these challenges and said, "Feel the power of the Sign."note A literal sign. He hits things with it.Zisteau has finished his LPs of:
Angrish: He makes very strange noises when flustered or freaking out, variously described as "panicking in high-speed Morse code" and "lapsing back into his native tongue."
dogdoc: I thought zombie pigmen just went uweee! uweeeek! Nimmrod: That's only when they're pissed off. Zisteau: ...That's what it sounds like to the layman. Stickicide21: It's actually a sophisticated language. Consisting of lower and higher pitches of uweeks.
Ascended Fanboy: Vechs gives a Shout Out to Zisteau in several of his maps. In one, when giving you an early weapon, he notes "He'll probably still use a sign." In another, he lays out a lot of early resources, but sets aside one chest with nothing but a sign, a stick, and a pair of "man pants," labeled "Zistonian Equipment Station" (?).
Newer maps have chests filled with nothing but leather pants and an enchanted sign, labeled Zistonian Battlesign
Also in Ultra Hardcore Season 5 Episode 3 he finds another player, runs for them (taking fall damage while jumping off a cliff to get to them) attacks and... finds himself dead.
Improbable Weapon User: Given nothing at the start of Kaizo Caverns, he plucks the nearest sign from the wall, and history is made.
Break down your tree with a sign, like God intended.
Precision F-Strike: He sounds like a pleasant, mild-mannered, amiable uncle, even chatting away with the creepers he's killing... but he swears abundantly when things go wrong. Not in an angry way, usually, but it's still enough to offend a 7-year-oldnote my nephew.
Sequence Breaking: A pit of lava between you and that tree. A clearly marked tunnel to the left. Digging to the right reveals a lava trap. Give up and go where you're told? Never! Zisteau digs his way right up and around to the left, over the tunnel entrance. Through sandstone, with his bare hands. He not only avoids the tunnel entirelynote never goes through the entire thing, but checks enough to be sure he's not missed any treasure, but finds a secret room in the process.
I have managed to completely avoid that jumping trap—and, more important than avoiding this lava trap, I'm avoiding going the direction that the map designed to kill me intended for me to go. There's a small victory there, I think.
Shoot the Dog: Quite literally in Life on Bogota. Several times, actually.
Super OCD: Is very notable for this. Brutally exploited by Team Canada in their prank.
For example, the time he cheerfully hops a minecart track off to parts unknown, notes "this may be a bad idea," and soon is bathing in lava. Laughing while he dies.
Too Dumb to Live: In Season 6 of Ultra Hardcore, Zisteau goes to take a bathroom break, unfortunately, he stands on top of a tree in a forest he'd just set on fire, in plain sight. Cue Kurt sniping him with a bow and wondering why he's not moving.