Trivia / Diamanda Hagan

  • Adored by the Network: Defied. Her videos on That Guy with the Glasses are released at a constant, steady rate, starting with The Black Gestapo, as it was the first episode to feature any sort of continuity. She also does not release commentaries of her own work on TGWTG because she considers them supplemental material for hardcore fans.
  • Colbert Bump: Featuring / promoting lesser-known critics is a staple of her show.
  • Creator Breakdown: Her theory as to why The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak's second half includes among other things pony girls - he drove himself crazy trying not to direct porn for the first half of the film.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Out of character, Hagan is very friendly and humble, frequently thanking her fanbase for their support.
    • In her review for Battle for the Bone, she even breaks character to say that the reason she does these reviews is to try to get more visibility for these obscure features and at least gen up some level of interest, and that while the film in question is shit, it serves as a unique example among the usual product of Northern Irish films and the creators could possibly do better with some money and support.
    • On his Tumblr, Kyle Kallgren spoke of her as "Not [intimidating in real life] in the slightest. Voice like a rocking chair, demeanor of a kitten, that one." Hagan herself tested out that comparison.
  • One of Us: Diamanda references video games, comic books, manga, trope names, and of course, Doctor Who every so often. She also checks into the TGWTG forum page every so often to say hi and announce videos. Plus, she occasionally uses trope names, such as citing a Roaring Rampage of Revenge in ''Where the Dead Go to Die.
  • Promoted Fangirl
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • In an interview she said her brother plays the main minion (presumably Teddy/Tiberius).
    • The Omega is her wife.
  • Reality Subtext: A recent crossover with the Omega has Diamanda call her "adorable" and Omega finishing the review with: "Yes! I think she likes me!". Giovanni the talking lobster also suggests why the two don't just get married already.
  • Rule 34 Creator Reactions:
    "someone asked for hagan/ nostalgia chick/ marzgurl slash THIS AMUSES ME"
    • What's more: when the prompt was filled, Aleister did a dramatic reading of it.
    • When Hagen found that a deviant art user had made a series of rule 34 pictures of her she gave him a shoutout in her "Lesbian Talk" podcast.
  • Stroke Country: She's from Londonderry/Derry.
  • Twofer Token Minority: That Guy with the Glasses' first openly gay (If not LGBT) and Northern-Irish member.
    • She stated on Twitter that she's "more than two minorities", but didn't elaborate to keep up the mystery. Later added it's "at least four or five"
      • One of the minority factors might be that she's of Scottish descent; another that she was raised in accordance with the teachings of the Bahá'í faith, which she has left behind later in life.
  • Talking to Herself: Any scene with Diamanda talking to Aleister, or Nina Galas. She takes this one step further when her voiceover self and on-camera self both start talking to each other in Preaching to the Perverted and Emmanuelle 5.
    Diamanda: Voiceover version of me, are you sure that's the right part?
    Voiceover: Do you want to do this? I could stand in front of a camera, looking all glamorous if you'd rather stand here, yelling into a microphone for no credit at all!
    • This gets taken up a notch in the Tribulation review, where voiceover-Hagan and the on-camera-Hagan take out the writer-Hagan, and they both end up being unfunny and awkward, not knowing what to do next because writer-Hagan is the one who writes how they behave.
    • Last House on Dead End Street has voice and on-camera being the same, but their rage against the writer backfiring. Also, The Island Of Dr Moreau starts with the four Hagans arguing with writer-Hagan asking how such a crossover is possible.
  • What Could Have Been: Laments that Mr. Copper from "Voyage of the Damned" was never made a full Doctor Who companion.