- 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.
- 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.
- There are many games that Emile says outright he's playing because he personally loves them and wants more fans to either know about the game, or convince his fans to give the game a second chance to impress them.
- Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: In Episode 79 of Pokémon Platinum, he claims Regigigas was foreshadowed in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire due to the Sealed Chamber saying, "We feared it", and not "them" for the Regi trio. However, this pronoun was only added in the English translation - no pronouns (singular or plural) were used in the original Japanese, making it seem less likely the message was referencing anything but the Regi trio.
- 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!
- In The Runaway Guys's New Super Mario Bros. Wii LP, the gang decided to name everything that killed the characters. One of the members suggested Steve and Emile immediately rejected it.
- 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:
OKAY FINE! STEVE! THERE YOU GO! HAPPY?! I SAID IT! IT STOPPED BEING FUNNY AFTER THE PIKMIN 1 LP!
- 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:
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...
- He finally makes an offhand reference to Steve in Episode 40:
Emile: HE KILLED EVERYONE BUT THE JOKE!Jon: He saved Steve, just for you!Tim: Awwww!
- 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...
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!!
- In part 16 of Pokemon Emerald he battled a Pokémaniac named Steve. The battle ended with this:
- 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.
- 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:
- Creator Breakdown:
- He 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 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask play-through.
- He underwent another one in late February of 2016, due to the passing of his cat, Teddy. The title of his first video since his week-long grieving period was titled "With us in Spiritomb," while the ones following "Quantum of Solaceon" were titled "Where the Lost Ones Go" and "Rainy Mood." For reference, his other video titles (including the aforementioned "Quantum of Solaceon") are lighthearted in tone, with the occasional Shout-Out. Since those videos were prerecorded, it's mainly the titles that gave an indicator of his emotional state. Luckily, following his return to his channel on February 29, he seems to have gotten better.
- Creator's Favorite Episode:
- Chugga has said in his opinion his Ōkami Let's Play was one of if not his favorite, since not only did it let him show off a game with an in-depth story, but also allowed him to showcase one of his favorite games of all time that he knows full well many people had never heard of before. He also laments the fact this is very much his own opinion, and many of his viewers (in particular his younger ones) weren't fans of the Ōkami franchise.
- The above also holds true for his Xenoblade LP, as he is a huge fan of the series, and was thrilled to play such a long and in-depth game for his fans who likely overlooked or outright missed the game when it was first released. Again fan reaction has been mixed, in much part due to just how long the LP ended up being.
- 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 TWENTY-ONE 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.
- I Knew It!: Hours before his announcement of his Let's Play of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, GreatMomemtsInLPing, a channel dedicated to moments from various Let's Players, released a video of a moment from Chugga's Majora's Mask playthrough in which he was playing Skyward Sword before going into the episode proper. The description ponders whether it would be a future project.
- 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. However, 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!
ACOOLTENTEpisode 7 - Episode 7
- 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.
- Meme Acknowledgment: "Nintendo of Europe supports the No Coin Left Behind movement!"
- Missing Episode: His first videos of Pokémon Platinum, which consisted of the important fights (Rival battles, fighting Team Galactic, Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Frontier Brains) and capturing the legendary Pokémon. He eventually started a proper, higher quality playthrough of Platinum in 2015. However, on June 15, 2016, he brought back his old Platinum vids due to fan demand, and the playlist can be seen on his channel.
- Most Annoying Sound:
- 'In-universe', so to speak. Chugga hates the Woodfall Temple's music and the noise that Odolwa makes.
- He hates That One Boss from Xenoblade, Disciple Lorithia, and her constant repetition of "You'll pay for your insolence!" just makes it that much worse.
- Most Wonderful Sound: In-Universe examples:
- The screeching noise that the Grabbing Ghosts make just tickles Chugga.
- In the sequel, it's the scream soundbite the Creeper ghosts can make.
- Claims this in Pokemon Emerald whenever he gets to do the voice of Mmaxie from Teamm Mmagmma!
- In The Runaway Guys Mario Party 4 Let's Play, he mentions that he really likes the sound Yoshi makes when it's throwing up in Super Mario Sunshine.
- 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 TVTropes 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.
- Made more obvious in Episode 16 of The Runaway Guys' New Super Mario Bros. Wii LP, where he comments, "Josh, according to TV Tropes you're the girl."
- In Ōkamiden, he even mentions reading his own pages and having major respect for the people who edit them so fast.
- Fellow Runaway Guy NintendoCapriSun outed Chugga as a brony in a video on his BreakingNCS channel.
- In Part 17 of TRG's Sonic Adventure playthrough, he mentions being the page quote for Cave Behind the Falls.
- As of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Chugga is prone to mention many tropes by name that likely are only known by tropers who visit this website often, implying that Emile may have spent much more time on This Very Wiki than he lets on.
- 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.
- He was not able to update his Pokemon Platinum LP regularly partway through it due to his cat Teddy dying and traveling to make sure Teddy can see all his family members one last time. In fact, he's had multiple delays in the project due to some of his videos taking a long time to edit.
- In general, this happens frequently during his playthroughs, whether it's due to an illness, travel, or just being unable to finish editing the planned video on time.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: A vague legal issue he was not permitted to disclose prevented the Superstar Saga LP from being released on time, forcing it to take over a month past its scheduled release.
- 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 Level: He considers Route 217 in Pokemon Platinum to be this, since it involves having to walk through deep snow which slows the player down in an already slow game. Because of this, he didn't realize how good this route's music was for a long time.
- That One Sidequest: He sees the Dog Racing Track as this. It takes him a whole ninety minutes to complete it. Of real time.
- 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, especially 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.
- In his Pokémon Let's Plays, he's mentioned a few Pokémon he's considered for his teams, such as Omanyte for Fire Red, Lileep for Emerald, and Houndour and Froslass for Platinum. The most prominent example would be Duskull. He had considered using it for not only Emerald, but also for XD and Platinum. The reason he didn't go with it is because he tried using it on his team in off-camera playthroughs, but he felt it wasn't too usable for the main story; however in Episode 53 of Platinum, he finally decided to use Dusclops to make up for being left out. In Bonus Episode 2, he mentioned that he wanted to use Toxicroak instead of Gallade, but due to having Zubat planned for his team, he ultimately went with Gallade for type diversity.