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TJ Omega
TJ Omega, real name Tyler James, is an internet reviewer, and member of Reviewtopia. He got his start reviewing toys (mainly Transformers) and had a YouTube show called Plastic Addict in which he featured particularly bad examples of the brand. Since then, he has begun doing the more standard types of reviews. In addition to that, he also has a review show focusing on kids shows called TJTV. He's stated that every 10th episode of TJ TV (ep 10, 20, etc) will be a review of a Transformers cartoon. His 10th episode was of Transformers Armada, and his 20th of The Transformers.

Now with a recap page in desperate need of assistance.

This show provides examples of (YMMV goes here):

  • Aborted Arc: Was forced to cancel several of his ongoing storylines due to various reasons that prevented him from doing them in a way that he felt would be entertaining, as well as the fact that they were getting in the way of reviewing things that he really wanted to review.
  • Affectionate Parody: Does this frequently.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Bad Boss: To his "transformation staff". Between firing them and/or blowing them up for thinking they've mis-transformed a bad toy. This comes back to bite him in his Plastic Addict review of Energon Grimlock and Swoop.
    • Inverted with the Ride Bucket (the bucket he uses to demo Rider drivers), who's agent apparently has TJ paying it way more than it should.
  • Berserk Button: Do not insult Kamen Rider Decade.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: TJ is a nice guy who loves his fans, but do not piss him off. Ask the Shadocon staff and a scam artist who tried to screw him over and tarnish his name. Both got incredibly detailed The Reason You Suck Speeches dismantling every last mistake they made.
  • Blatant Lies: Claims in his crossover with The Shades that he kicked his ass in RXW. The two have only had two matches, one of which was tag match with their partners being the ones to end it (Apollo Z. Hack pinning EZ Rider) and the other one with Shades winning the match.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In his "Armada Sideswipe" review, he gets into an arguement with the opening! In the end, he fires it.
  • Catchphrase: "I stay addicted so you can stay away!"
  • Cloning Blues: One of his storylines involved a clone he made reviewing videos. TJ tried to kill him (which he apparently already did with several other clones) but the clone escaped and tried to kill him in return. After beating him, TJ decided to spare his life...but the clone is still plotting to kill him regardless.
  • Cool Sword: Has a sword collection which he uses to often open packages. He's also wielded roleplay swords as weapons in his skits.
  • Crossover: Recently did one with fellow Reviewtopia reviewer The Shades to review the Kamen Rider Decade and Kamen Rider Double Crossover.
  • Deadpan Snarker: TJ gets into this, particularly for Plastic Addict.
  • Eye Am Watching You: Done to his clone when he sees him outside his window.
  • Expendable Clone: Made some. Most of them were wiped out...except for the one that got away and is still trying to kill him. At first, this wasn't too bad since he tried to kill the clone first...except he finally spared him and the clone is still after him.
  • Five-Bad Band: TJ's top five worst Transformer toys almost fit this trope, though there isn't really a fit for Evil Genius:
    • Big Bad: Titanium: G.I. Joe Megatron, at the number one spot - the character of whom is the general Big Bad of the franchise.
    • The Dragon: Built To Rule: Hot Shot, at two. It's essentially Armada Hot Shot, who took over command of the Autobots during Optimus's temporary death in that series. Also Beast Machines: Supreme Cheetor, at three. Cheetor, had gone from being the immature rookie in Beast Wars to a smart, capable commander (and was second-in-command of the Maximals) in the sequel series.
    • The Brute: Revenge Of The Fallen: Demolisher, at four - a large, powerful constructicon from said live-action film (who may or may not be lacking in intelligence).
    • Dark Chick: Animorphs: Deluxe Tobias, at five. He is the least awful of the group...which still doesn't bode well for him. Also, Tobias himself is something of a tragic character in the Animorphs series.
  • Homage: His Plastic Addict review of Beast Machines Silverbolt is based entirely off The Raven.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: TJ's evil descendant from the future, after finding out that TJ's still trying to get over having to review Sonic Underground, attempts to review the first episode of Super Human Samurai Syber Squad. He gets as far as the series overview. Unfortunately for him, TJ came back.
  • I Hate Past Me: Reviewed his first Plastic Addict video and spends ninety percent of it harping himself and finally disowned himself.
  • Insult to Rocks: TJ states that Titanium Megatron has more in common with a brick than a Transformer...and ends up apologizing to the brick he used for the gag.
  • Is That the Best You Can Do?: After the clone tried to kill him with a Dopant Memory using Invisible, TJ stops him easily and asks him if that was the best he could come up with.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His Plastic Addict/TJ TV persona amps up the anger and snarker-y but retains his appreciation for his fans.
  • Jump Scare: TJ's review of Transformers: Prime, Beast Hunters, Deluxe, Bumblebee, arguably achieves some of these, due to sudden closeups of the terrifying robot mode head, with creepy music accompanying it.
  • Living Toys: Sometimes the toy he's reviewing (or another one) starts talking or tries to kill him.
  • Love It or Hate It: TJ acknowledges in-universe how the Mega Man cartoon has had this reaction with the fanbase, adding that it has the secondary effect of "making you throw rocks at whoever disagrees with you".
  • More Dakka: One of the things he absolutely loved about Mad Blender is how many guns he's got.
  • Mugging the Monster: A scam artist tried to screw TJ over (in real life) and slander him. TJ tore his slander to pieces in a half hour video presenting concrete, well researched evidence.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: TJ opening the box containing Armada Hotshot is accompanied by this... Which only plays when the box is open and stops the moment it's closed.
  • Rule of Cool:
    • Pretty much the reason TJ uses his collection of Cool Swords to open new toys he's gotten. Are there much more practical ways to open a box? Yes. Would they be anywhere near as awesome? No way!
  • Running Gag: His early Kamen Rider toy reviews normally ended with the toy blowing up or being used to blow up a Transformers toy. He lampshades this the last time it happens.
  • Satire: Plastic Addict is meant to be this of the toys reviewed. It annoys TJ a bit when people actually take them seriously after he's pointed out several times they're simply satire and meant to be funny.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Played for Laughs with Armada Hotshot complete with Ominous Latin Chanting.
  • Self-Deprecation: Reviewed his own first toy review and pretty much chewed himself out for 90 percent of it. He ends up disowning himself at one point.
  • Shout-Out: To this very website, in his Mighty Ducks review for TJ TV.
  • Story Arc: Tends to have running storylines when it comes to Kamen Rider roleplay weapons and other toys.
  • Suckiness Is Painful: Happens from time to time, most notably on Titanium Megatron, a toy so unbelievably horrible that it burns TJ's eyes just to look at it.
    TJ Omega: I'm sorry everyone, I did not properly prepare my eyes to see this in person. Luckily, converstion to Youtube nulifies the effect...mostly. If you smell a burning sensation, that's your retinas catching fire, find a bucket big enough for your head.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Deals with R.I.D. Bruticus by siccing an even worse toy on him.
    TJ Omega: Don't mess with somebody that knows worse toys than you!
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to the Shadocon staff for gross incompetence in his "Shadocon 2012" V-Log. This was not a skit, it was his genuine feelings. In particular, he called them out on their treatment of their performers and guests, both of which were atrocious, and in the latter case, downright dangerous.
  • They Just Didn't Care: In-Universe, TJ hates the Built To Rule line for this, especially when he shows some glaring obvious flaw in the design that it took him about one second to figure out how to fix.
    TJ: (Double Face Palm) This is how much thought went into these, people!
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Tells the audience this before his review of Transformers Convoy No Nazo.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-Universe, he's very freaked out by the fact Animorphs Tobias' human head looks way too much like his own.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Clone!TJ. After TJ finally decided to spare him, the clone is still plotting to kill him. Ok, yes, TJ tried to kill him first, but still.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: By this point, TJ doesn't seem suprised by any of the crazy stuff that happens anymore. For example, his reaction to a sphere of fire and light erupting out of his chest and floating nearby? "Oh, what now?" in a rather annoyed voice.
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