Trivia: Chuggaaconroy

  • Big Name Fan: Some time after revealing (via Twitter) that he is a fan of the game commentary group BrainScratch Commentaries, Chugga has since met up with the quartet of un-professional commentators to do matches of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and co-commentating Super Mario Galaxy.
    • He's considered to a BNF for the games he plays, particularly the MOTHER series, Ōkami series, and Xenoblade.
  • Colbert Bump: A number of games have experienced a surge in popularity after Chugga LPed them.
    • Ōkami in particular got a lot more sales after he started playing it. Coincidentally, Ōkamiden was released near the end of his series, and likely gained popularity thanks to the first game's new fanbase.
    • Plus, several other LPers like BrainScratch Commentaries and Masae Anela have gotten more popular when Chugga collabed with them.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Zig-zagged; he regrets creating the "Steve" meme and wants to move on from it, but on some occasions he still indulges the fans with shout outs to him:
      Emile: NO, no, nothing is named Steve!
      • He's made a bonus video of Pikmin's challenge mode and gone all the way to 60% of completing the main game in Pikmin 2 at the time of writing without going much further than calling leaves stupid, though if you listen closely, you can hear him stopping himself.
      • In another episode of Pikmin 2, he actively tries to put the Steve business to rest by saying the odds of any Pikmin being the same from the first game are near impossible.
      • The Stinger of one Pikmin 2 episode features one of Pikmin 2's intro scenes, with tons of red leaf Pikmin piling onto the Nintendo logo. Chugga proceeds to say:
      • In Episode 6 of Majora's Mask, he finally caves in...BIG TIME!
    • Despite all of the above he has referenced him in a more positive light in other videos:
      • He finally makes an offhand reference to Steve in Episode 40:
      Emile: Ironically he was not a red leaf though so he was not an idiot like, you know, typically though, but then again, red leafs can be heroes when they really try in very specific situations... as many as you happily recall...
      • And then continues it again, in a later episode, twice. Once was when a Bulbmin continued attacking the Man-At-Legs despite the whistle (and staying alive), Chugga commented he should turn the Bulbmin into a red Pikmin. The other time was when he said that day was the birthday of a hero of some kind. The day he updated (or at least the day he recorded) was the same day his first episode of Pikmin 1 came out, and when Steve was first plucked.
      • And in the finale of Pikmin 2, Chugga lets a red leaf carry back Louie after the final battle. He even says "Go ahead and say hi!"
      • In The Runaway Guys Subspace Emissary videos, ProtonJon takes great pleasure in bringing up Steve when Olimar is introduced, even forcing Chugga to play as him. Chugga is NOT happy about this. To make it even more ridiculous, the gag begins with a cutscene where Captain Falcon accidentally kills all of Olimar's Pikmin except...
      Jon: He saved Steve, just for you!
      Tim: Awwww!
      • In part 16 of Pokemon Emerald he battled a Pokémaniac named Steve. The battle ended with this:
      Chugga: OH MY GOD! HE'S OUT TO GET ME!!! He wants to get revenge on me for hoping he would die! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! He's forever registered in my cell phone!!
      • Chugga then stated he would Sleep With One Eye Open since Steve seemed to be less than pleased about being a meme...
      • He got a call from Steve in episode 42 while Steve was in a battle with two Lotad. He said he would try to catch the winner. Chugga responded with: "Oh no... HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD!"
      • And finally, in the last Bonus Episode of Pokémon Emerald, Chugga re-battles Steve and beats him easily, with Steve now saying he's a fan. It seems that Chugga and Steve have finally made amends.
    • In his fifth anniversary video, Chugga reveals that he personally thinks his early Lets Plays suck, mainly because he was so afraid to be himself back then.
  • Creator Breakdown: Apparently went through one during the Super Mario Sunshine LP for health reasons. He didn't let any of it show, and only mentioned this well after the Let's Play was over with, during the Majoras Mask play-through.
  • Development Hell: His video showing the library and backstory to Super Luigi Galaxy. It was supposed to be posted within a few days of the end of the regular LP — instead, due to illness and starting a new LP, he didn't even start working on it until nearly 2 months later.
    • His video showing off the Nintendo Gallery in The Wind Waker. He has completed 17 LPs since TWW, with still no sign of the video.
    • He originally planned to show off some items in his Mother LP, but he forgot to do so. He eventually released them as Part 37 of his LP... which came out on his 3-year anniversary, 2 years and 8 months after he finished the Mother LP (which was his second LP).
    • The Super Paper Mario LP. He meant to do it since the beginning; along with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Paper Mario, and it took him four freaking years for him to finally release it. Granted, he did two Paper Mario games close to each other, so he didn't want to overdo it.
    • Bonus videos for his LPs in general tend to go through this. He even lampshades it in more recent projects.
  • Flip Flop of God: During his Super Mario Sunshine LP, he stated that he did not intend to LP Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Galaxy, due to those games being, in Emile's opinion, over-LPed (and in the case of 64, overrated as well). Technically, he kept his word; he has since LPed Super Luigi Galaxy and Super Mario 64 DS.
  • In Memoriam: Though not dead, he has one for the Tentacool he catches in an episode of Emerald when he decides to leave her in his character's PC for the whole game and not on his team.
    Episode 7 - Episode 7
    • Back from the Dead: Mentioned by name in Episode 41 when he starts using it as a slave for Dive. Later, he returns to Slateport City and visits the Name Rater offscreen. Enter ACOOLSLAVE!
    • On a more serious note, Chugga dedicated Chapter 6 of his MOTHER 3 LP towards Hinawa (Lucas's mother who died early in the game), dead relatives/friends of his viewers, and his uncle.
    • In Super Paper Mario, in Chapter 8 after the presumed deaths of Bowser, Peach, and Luigi, he puts a picture of the respective hero over his video ending sequence, giving off definite vibes of this.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
  • Meme Acknowledgment: "Nintendo of Europe supports the No Coin Left Behind movement!"
    SlimKirby: No coin left behind? Yet they forgot the star coin.... X_X
  • Needs More Love: He tends to LP games that he considers underrated.
    • While he never directly says this about Flannery, on the video of his Emerald LP where he says she Needs More Love, one of the comments said he loves her because she's a redhead.
    • This is funny, since Flannery has became more popular with her 'hotter' redesign in the remakes.
  • One of Us: He wound up outing himself as a tropernote  in his videos of The Runaway Guys, mainly, his repeated usage of saying "Press A to not die" (and on the guys' SSBB LP, "Press Start to not die").
    Emile: "Tim has finally gotten the concept of pressing A to not die, but now there's a twist, it's 'Press Start to not die'! Can you master the art of 'Press Start to not die', Tim?"
    Chugga: I don't know who runs my TV Tropes page, but I gotta say this: I have undying respect for whoever you person or persons are because you keep that thing updated like nuts. Especially the Funny page. My god, it's nuts.
  • Schedule Slip: In July 2013, his LP of Super Mario 64 DS took an unexpected ten-day hiatus after an illness ruined his voice AND a lightning strike knocked out his Internet connection.
    • His Xenoblade Chronicles LP suffered through this massively. It took over a year to finish due to multiple issues, the biggest factor being an infection which caused him to stop updating for over three months.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: A vague legal issue he was not permitted to disclose prevented LP #29 from being released on time, forcing it to take over a month past its scheduled release.
    • Xenoblade Chronicles took a three-week hiatus due to real-life shenanigans, including travel and an unexpected illness. And during PAX Prime 2014, his illness has returned causing a 3 month delay.
  • That One Boss: In-universe.
    • The third fight with Mimi killed Chugga twice, and then reduced him to low HP even on the successful run.
    • Disciple Lorithia from Xenoblade Chronicles. Easily his least favorite character plot-wise AND as a boss. Her battle arena is surrounded with ether, which causes damage when traversed, and the AI party members aren't smart enough to avoid it altogether. Chugga didn't have any Terrain Defense gems equipped to mitigate this either. She also summons minions (with a relatively short cooldown, no less!) that give her a huge defense buff and must be killed to nullify it. She also has the ability to inflict Confusion and Topple on the party to keep you flailing helplessly. To top it off? You hear "You'll pay for your insolence!" so many times, it will drive you insane. If it weren't for that last detail, he would've easily dismissed it as simply "an annoying boss fight."
    • Considers the Clockwork Soldiers from Luigi's Mansion to be this.
  • That One Sidequest: He sees the Dog Racing Track as this. It takes him a whole ninety minutes to complete it. Of real time. invoked
  • The Wiki Rule: Right here (yes, seriously).
  • What Could Have Been: In an interview with LPCatchphrases, he mentions that some of his early plans for Let's Plays that never materialized included Yoshi's Island (he tried a few videos and wasn't happy with the result) and Eternal Sonata, which would have been the first LP of a game not available on a Nintendo console.
    • He also planned to do Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin earlier than he did, but was put off by the (then) YouTube time limit.
    • Kirby's Epic Yarn was originally supposed to be a collaborative LP on The Runaway Guys, but was rejected due to the 2-player mode not working very well, specially due to the fact that they could not screw each other over in gameplay. So Chugga decided to do it alone.
      • He still showed off two-player mode with ProtonJon at the end though.