Does anybody else even use these troper pages anymore?
Kadorhal provides examples of:
- Ace Pilot: I'm a pretty decent pilot in video games, though I'm not really the best among my group of friends - a few I used to play HAWX with are at least as good as me, probably better, and T1migi is better with helicopters than me.
- The Alcoholic: Looking through old works I made, it seems every other self-insert I made was this. It seems I honestly believed I would become this - ironically enough, when I finally became old enough to legally drink and had my first real beer, it tasted terrible.
- Arch-Enemy: Helicopters in Call of Duty, particularly multiplayer ones called from killstreaks. They will not shoot anyone other than me.
- Arc Number: 23, which I have personally seen affect reality. It's recently brought a pair of friends with it: 9 and 108.
- My own personal one is 125. On occasion, 8 as wellnote .
- Badass Longcoat: A coat whose color I'm not entirely sure of, it seems to change every time I move from one room to another, though it seems to default to brown when I'm not wearing it. I also had a green one that fit a little better, but I let my brother have that one.
- Better than a Bare Bulb: I tend to endlessly lampshade things other people do in chats rather than actually add to the conversation in a meaningful way. This, combined with constantly telling everybody how much I suck, is probably why I never feel welcome in such chats.
- Berserk Button: Within this very wiki, people generally having no clue how to actually write and format pages (to the point that I'd probably get edit-banned again if my edit reasons didn't disappear entirely if there's an F-bomb within them).
- Any mention of the alt-fire of Half-Life 2's pistol, if only because anyone who does mention it on this wiki seems to believe it was an intended feature that is still in the game, and not a glitch that was patched out one goddamned month after release.
- Outside of this wiki: People using rocket-propelled grenades (in particular the RPG-7) to kill me in video games even if I am the only person within the blast radius and not in a vehicle. Mostly because of very bad experiences in Call of Duty 4's singleplayer campaign. For that matter, having to use the RPG-7 at all, typically because it's inaccurate as hell simply because Call of Duty 4's RPG-7 was.
- People with egos bigger than my own, though since my own ego is, despite all the Self-Deprecation, pretty damn big at times, this rarely comes up with people who I am actually able to lay the verbal smack-down on.
- Blatant cheating in multiplayer games, particularly, again, Call of Duty - it's pretty hard to enjoy class-based multiplayer and gradually unlocking new weapons when, no matter what set-up you pick, you're killed by someone that always knows where you are and kills you in a single shot to any part of the body from any range with any weapon.
- Beyond the Impossible: Inversion with extraordinary sniper/marksman shots made in video games; two are listed in order under Improbable Aiming Skills, with the first being the first I ever made and the second being about a year or two later. A third shot, just two weeks after the second, was simply two Clot headshots with a single revolver bullet, which somehow gave me an achievement for an entirely different weapon.
- Catch Phrase: Usually when I notice I've ended up with one, I end up never saying it again under any circumstances. There's a few that have stuck around, though:
- Continuity Nod: A lot of things my friends and I make refer to other things we've done before, regardless of whether the intended audience gets it or not (which is to be expected from in-jokes between a group of friends).
- Cue the Flying Pigs: As mentioned below, my Call of Duty 4 Let's Play was the first I actually finished. Postal 2, started a year before it was and then on hiatus for nearly three, has finally joined it as a thing I have finished, and my classic Call of Duty thread also had timely updates with more than one video per update, without any delays before it was finished. And Jedi Academy, though delayed half a year, has joined that list.
- Discontinuity: I'd like to pretend nothing that happened to me during 2007 actually happened, except for the bits involving Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Uncyclopedia, and Steam. I don't remember why that is anymore, or if the above things even happened then and not in 2008, so I guess that means it's working.
- Egopolis: Kadorholland, a fake country whose name is attached to every server I host for any game (which is not very many at all). A forum I regularly visit also has "Kadorhal Inc.", referring to how my computer(s) tend to malfunction in impossible ways in an attempt to stop me from LPing anything.
- Everybody Remembers the Stripper: As you can tell from the below quote, I'm the one who added the House of the Dead: OVERKILL example on that page.
- Follow the Leader: I've dabbled in a little bit of everything, mostly due to seeing someone else do something and becoming popular through it and deciding "hey yeah I could do that too". This almost always results in things that should not exist, followed by me giving up on it after a month or two. Even the things I do stick with are more for the fun I manage to derive from simply putting them together; a strange refusal to do any real self-promotion (ignore making a trope page for that shitty Gmod comic nobody read) and still not being any good at whatever-it-is means I couldn't possibly make a popular thing even if I still wanted to.
- Gay Option: Apparently, having an actual female even want to be friends with me would break every law of the universe all at once, so the only people who have shown any romantic interest in me in over a decade are men - and even then, they're always only pretending just to piss me off.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: It's probably saying something that, not only do I have more friends over the Internet than in real life, but most of them are from northern Europe (particularly the Netherlands and British Isles) and Canada.
- Youtube analytics claim Denmark and Thailand are the non-English-speaking countries my videos are most popular in. It doesn't actually give any sort of data on how many viewers are from there, of course (that would be useful and is therefore banned from ever being a functionality for Youtube analytics), so for all I know it's just counting it because one person watched five seconds of a video, heard English audio, and went "fuck, another American".
- Gratuitous German: I tend to sprinkle German phrases into my sentences (particularly variations on "ja", "nein", or "danke"), ever since playing a ton of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory with my buddies. Has since been dropping off because I'm too lazy to learn any more German beyond that.
- Gun Porn: I should probably be scaring myself with how much I know about firearms, particularly pistols. Although the facts I spout are only actually correct when someone actually asks, and since nobody actually cares, nobody ever asks.
- Hurricane of Puns: Every interaction with T1m results in this, enough that I've got a text file of multiple hilarious things we've said to each other, starting around mid-2007 or 2008.
- I Have Many Names: WolfZword, Kadorhal, Caleb Wolfwood, Gordon Threemen, plus different ways to shorten "Kadorhal"... At one point it got so ridiculous I managed to confuse myself:
Random TF2 player: your
annoying agent Me:
oh for a second I forgot my name's not Agent G
anymore. :V Friend:
...I did too, actually.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: In ARMA 2, I once shot down a Hind with a single bullet to the engine with a Barrett M107. This has been referenced at least once as the single most awesome thing I have ever done.
- There was also a much more recent shot with an M21 in Call of Duty 4, where I nailed two headshots with a single bullet. Granted, killing two people with one sniper bullet is an actual challenge in that game, so I can't be the only one who got that lucky with it.
- I was on the receiving end of such a shot a month or so after the above: on the very same map I made my M21 shot in, while trying to crawl across a bridge to avoid snipers, I decided to just get up and dash across at the halfway point, only to immediately stand up right between an enemy sniper and an ally he was aiming for.
- At one point while using the auto-shotgun in House of the Dead: OVERKILL, I managed to acquire a Goregasm and hold onto it by never missing a shot again for nearly ten minutes. This included throughout the boss fight against something that teleports and is very rarely on-screen.
- ARMA II again: I recently managed to shoot down and destroy a Hip with a single bullet to the rear rotor. Since then, I went into the editor and did some tests to find out how to best take out Russian choppers with small arms.
- Back to Call of Duty 4, there was one occasion, again on the same map as the above (Overgrown), I managed to get the kills to call in a helicopter, and it proceeded to make nothing but headshots on every enemy it bothered to shoot.
- Let's Play: I do these now. Games I've done include Blood 2 (unfinished), Postal 2 (finished after two years of hiatus), Call of Duty 4 (took a year to finish), Blood (alongside CoD4, unfinished), Call of Duty 1 and 2 (finished in a timely fashion), Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (also took a year to finish, though for different reasons) and Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend (finished after ignoring it for two months).
- Love Will Lead You Back: An old friend of mine was in a situation like this - she had a boyfriend over the Internet who disappeared shortly before I met her, and refused to go out with anyone else in case he returned. Looking back on it, I think she only even tolerated me because of how similar I apparently was to her old boyfriend.
- Little Boy Seeks Big Girl: I was 13 at the time, while she was 17. I think she was the first girl I truly fell in love with; it's also very telling that it didn't end well.
- Mind Screw: Another thing I apparently really like, considering of all the LP's I made Postal 2 and Jedi Academy are the only ones where it was 100% guaranteed that what the viewer saw and what I reacted to were one and the same.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: My old character WolfZword was a half-human half-wolf with dual Desert Eagles and a five-ton sword, created by science, who somehow became a kitsune, had a kid who became 20 in about three weeks and tried to kill him, lost his left arm in a fight and got a magic automail replacement, used a lot of dark magic in a fight against Giygas and gained a Superpowered Evil Side who could appear anywhere he wanted, got hired by the UAC and started killing zombies and demons as a job, learned how to control and then gave up the Force, twice, died in a weird internet accident, came back a week later with his natural left arm back, learned how to control the Force yet again, built a pair of Enforcer pistols with techno-magic ammo replenishers built in, attempted a brief anti-keyblade user campaign, turned into a Zoanthrope with the help of his Mad Scientist friend, built an HEV suit with stealth-oriented modifications, and then fused with his dark half after it basically blew itself up trying to control a magic crystal that had been in the above-mentioned sword, resulting in an automatic ammo-regeneration power, Nigh-Invulnerability, and actual magic at the cost of his Force-sensitivity, again. And now you know why the very name WolfZword is an Old Shame I never use anywhere anymore. I was going to reset the character and try to be a little less ridiculous, but I stopped roleplaying entirely before I got around to it.
- One of Us: Well, obviously, but making references to this site was literally a necessity at the time I joined the Let's Play Forum, hence all of my LP's make reference to tropes as applicable. Hell, the Cool Guns pages are even one of my two primary information sources for my infodump-heavy Call of Duty threads.
- Player Tic: For some reason, I seem to really enjoy shooting guns in time to "shave and a haircut, two bits".
- Power Trio: The superego to friend T1migi (id) and brother Mabley (ego). Named as the "Threemen Brothers" as part of an in-joke in Synergy. note
- Pungeon Master: If a pun comes to mind, I will make it, and with any luck at least one person will think it's funny. Though I'm not nearly as worthy of the title as, say, a certain nun I used to play Killing Floor with.
- Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: Those helicopters I shot down with .50 BMG rifles will never be forgotten. Primarily because I won't shut up about them.
- Running Gag: An infrequent one wherein T1m will suddenly stop the conversation and burst out "holy shit your HAIR! It's BLUE!" We've also exaggerated just how big the above-mentioned Funny Afro was on multiple occasions.
- Sad Clown: I believe the period in which I was as funny as I could be was in my mid-teens, shortly after having moved from a school where the majority of the other students made fun of me, the teachers never carednote , and the few friends I did have started abandoning me because people started making fun of them too (can't say I blame them for that one, but it's still a little depressing to know that being friends with me isn't worth even a little name-calling). I attribute it to having briefly gone the funny kind of insane from both having to deal with all that for at least four years and the sudden realization that it was over. When the people at my new school decided after less than a month that they didn't like me either, I pretty much gave up on socializing and, by extent, being funny.
- Saw "Star Wars" Twenty-Seven Times: Raiders of the Lost Ark, actually, when I was like 3 years old. I don't remember it now, but I had apparently watched the film so often that I had memorized every line spoken in the film.
- Schedule Slip: I am incredibly lazy. Notable instances of both on- and off-schedules:
- There was a period in 2008 where I was making Grand Theft Auto City 17 and I managed to upload one comic every Friday for seven months, before putting it on hiatus after I ended up posting filler that basically consisted of "there's no comic today because I'm out of ideas" four times within six weeks. One notable exception was a period where an update to Garry's Mod made it impossible for me to load HL2 maps through it for a month, forcing a temporary hiatus. Promptly made four comics within a week once this was fixed in the next update, plus the usual Friday update.
- Joined the Let's Play Forum in early 2009, started Blood 2. Five updates within a 31-day period, before constant bad recordings and issues trying to get the videos up on Viddler stole all my interest in showing off the game and I dropped it.
- Started Postal 2 shortly afterwards. Four months of bi-weekly updates, with few exceptions, and 10 videos uploaded until computer issues deleted everything and I lost my copy of the game.
- Started Call of Duty 4 in mid-2010, with a side-order of Blood because one of my buddies was mad that Call of Duty 4 wasn't Postal 2. At best, I was managing one update every month and a half up until the last month or so. Recorded all of Blood Episode 3 in a week, then put it on hiatus after dying repeatedly in the first level of Episode 4. Went on to finish Call of Duty 4 with finally timely updates, just over a year after it started.
- Re-started Postal 2 in early 2012. Seven more updates in just over one month, finally finished it.
- Started Call of Duty 1 and 2 in early 2012. 53 videos, weekly updates of three videos average, no delays. Finished in exactly four months.
- Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Nine weekly updates to start, before indefinite hiatus due to my decision to get a guest for the Hoth level combined with absolutely every potential guest's microphone or computer short-circuiting at the exact same time. Started Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend after three weeks of no Hoth, but without intention to frequently update that until after Academy finished. And then my editing programs refusing to work on Windows 7, a fire at my house, and shitty replacement Internet at the new one halted all production entirely for six months - eventually, a further month after all issues were fixed yet I was still unable to secure a guest, I just went ahead on my own and finally finished it, once again nearly a full year after I started.
- Apocalypse Weekend following this. Re-started for a bad games thread on Something Awful, three weekly updates followed by a notice that there might be a slight delay. Two months of ignoring the game entirely followed, though eventually I put the rest of the videos out within a week or so.
- Self-Deprecation: I have an incredibly low opinion of myself, which both was caused by and exacerbates other people's already-low opinions of me. Though, I'm finally meeting a lot of people in succession who end up liking me, so this might eventually just become a joke (an actually funny one at that, if I end up not feeling the need to make it every five seconds).
- And then nope. Pretty much everybody just ignores me unless I talk to them first (and even with that most of them continue ignoring me). I'm not sure if I'm just a terrible, annoying person or if everyone else is an asshole (it's probably the former).
- Single-Issue Wonk: It's pretty easy to tell what I've recently got into simply by what I start adding examples about on this wiki.
- Sleeps with Everyone but You: It's like I'm in some form of Hell where the concept of love exists solely to make me feel alone and left out.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Despite (or perhaps because of) hating myself more than anything (other than the RPG-7), I have a massive ego and assume everything everyone does has something to do with me. Also, I edit this page way too often even though nobody ever reads it (which is probably for the best though, I've likely admitted more than I really should at this point).
- There was a too-long period both on Uncyclopedia and even a stint on 4chan where I seemed to believe I could become the Next Big Thing of the internet just by virtue of... shit, I dunno, my personality or something? Anyway, this resulted in shoehorning quotes from myself on Uncyclopedia pages and trying to become an Epic Fail Guy expy on 4chan. It didn't take, obviously. It may be part of what convinced me to stop using the WolfZword name, now that I had associated it with self-aggrandizement on the worst corners of the Internet (assuming anyone even really cared, which they didn't).
- The End of the World as We Know It: A regular occurrence after I met T1m, thanks to the power of imagination.
- The Unpronounceable: There doesn't seem to be a set way to pronounce "Kadorhal", leading to all sorts of different ways to shorten it into a nickname (Kad, Kado, Kade, Kador, etc.).
- The Quiet One: I don't talk very much, almost to the point of being The Voiceless, mostly because I'm rarely engaged in vocal conversation with people who care what I have to say.
- Let's Plays, on the other hand... I'm actually considering an LP of F.E.A.R. 2 primarily because I would have to do subtitles for it, because otherwise I'm never going to bring myself back to doing those.
- Trope Maker: I have no actual proof beyond the inability to find anything dated earlier (which says more about Google's shitty search algorithms than anything), but I think I started the "<video game character> plays <unrelated video game>" fad on Youtube.
- Unknown Rival: As a joke, I see myself as this to Tehzim, the Something Awful goon who had done a Postal 2 LP while mine was on hiatus - to me, he's a rival for the title of "only decent Postal 2 LP on Youtube" (I'm winning, of course), to him (and the rest of Something Awful), even after joining SA myself I might as well not exist.
- Unsound Effect: I am very fond of doing these.
- Unusual Euphemism: "Poking" used to be one, normally to refer to healing teammates in Killing Floor, which eventually mutated into a sexual thing - mostly of the gay variety in my case, because only one person in the usual group was female and nobody else would heal anyone other than her. At the very least, it helped me level the Medic perk pretty quickly.
- Textual Tic: "yes" and ":V" are the most common. Animal sounds are pretty common too.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: I seem to have the uncanny ability to find people who completely fucking hate each other, and somehow become very good friends with both of them despite this (it helps that I'm at least smart enough to not bother deliberately bringing them together for things).
- Walking Techbane: 95% of technology seems intent on doing the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do just to piss me off.
- Even video editing programs, the one thing I can usually get to work properly, are beginning to do this - convert parts of an .avi file to .gif in VirtualDub, watch as it drops four-fifths of the frames while saving.
- Weapon of Choice: Any of the three major NATO battle rifles, or anything with a three-round burst mode. Good luck having a game let me actually use them, though, and even when I can I'm usually terrible with them (fire rate caps are the bane of my existence). Shotguns, particularly double-barreled ones, were this for a long while thanks to Doom, and are now making a resurgence alongside any pistols firing .45 ACP. Once again, I'm rarely any good with them, though this time it's usually not my fault.
- Flight sims have more leeway - the F-15 is my all-time favorite, but I'll basically fly anything so long as it matches or surpasses that.
- As far as non-gun destructive implements go, remote explosives (particularly C4) are the best. Metal Gear-style laser-trip claymores are quickly earning the number two spot, as well.
- What an Idiot: Despite the name "WolfZword" being an Old Shame, it is still my username pretty much everywhere I go that's not here, the Let's Play Forum, or Something Awful. Even places that I know I signed up for after T1m suggested the new name.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: It took all of the first chapter of my Blood II Let's Play before I started throwing as much random shit as I could into the videos, the sole explanation for why being that there were poisonous spiders in the second chapter. Granted, I had a reasonable excuse the first time (the biggest bit of drug-trip was a replacement for footage in which I somehow managed to not record any audio, for instance), but after that I've been looking for any excuse I can to show everything except the game I'm trying to play.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: I will give my character in a video game blue hair if I have the option. The sole exceptions are if I'm trying to recreate a character from another medium (assuming I don't recreate just the costume and keep said blue hair with it, which is all the time).