Tropers/SamMax, on cleaning duty and making sure that things are [[ShownTheirWork accurate]] in this wiki. He may not always do a good job, but he'll at least try!

If you feel that he is not doing a very good job, please state why in the discussion board. No Troper Bashing please. That's not what [[TvTropes this wiki]] is built for.

All lists he's made below. They are not important, just something he felt like doing.

[[folder:Pages he is watching]]
* DarthWiki
** DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible
* ''TheInheritanceCycle''
* SoBadItsGood
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shows, Movies, Games and Books he likes at the moment, or in some cases, did at one point]]
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape''
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''
* ''CodeGeass''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
** ''VideoGame/{{Donkey Kong 64}}''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound''
* ''EarthwormJim''
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''
* ''{{Franchise/Godzilla}}''
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
* ''HyperdimensionNeptunia'' (considers it a GuiltyPleasure)
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio''
** ''Jet Set Radio Future''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* ''{{Klonoa}}'' (both the games and the webcomic)
* ''Manga/KOn''
* ''Franchise/LupinIII''
** ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket''
** ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo''
** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''
** ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine''
** ''Anime/GravestoneOfDaisukeJigen''
* ''VideoGame/{{MDK}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{MDK2}}''
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan''
** ''Manga/MegaManMegamix''
** [[ComicBook/MegaMan The Archie comics based on the Classic Series]]
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}''
** ''[[Manga/PokemonSpecial Pokemon Adventures]]''
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''
* ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven''
* ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''{{Solatorobo}}''
* ''StarWars''
* ''VideoGame/WarioWare''
* ''{{Yotsuba}}''
* ''ZombiePanicInWonderland''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stuff he wants to play/see/read]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ApeEscape Saru Get You]] [[TheAnimeOfTheGame -On Air-]]'' ([[NoExportForYou Sadly unlikely to come to the states]], so I may have to watch a FanSub to see it)
* ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' (Too bad it was [[NoExportForYou never brought over to the states]])
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' (He would like the [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate Edition]])
* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' (Is getting a re-release via Creator/DiscotekMedia, thankfully)
** ''Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket''
** ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure''
* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' ([[FanNickname or]] "''Turkish Star Wars''")
* Works in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' and the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' world.
** ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars''
** ''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir''
* ''TailConcerto''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Stuff he's looking forward to]]
* ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII Kingdom Hearts III]]''. Release Date: [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever When it's]] [[DevelopmentHell done]]!
* ''[[MegaGirl Mega Girl R]]''. (He doesn't care that it's a fan game!) Release Date: [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever When it's]] [[DevelopmentHell done]]!
* The next ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Writers, Artists and other creators that he likes the works of (Links lead to what they worked on unless they have their own articles)]]
* Creator/DiscotekMedia
* Creator/DougTenNapel
* Creator/GeorgeLucas
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki
* [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Ian]] [[ComicBook/MegaMan Flynn]]
* [[AzumangaDaioh Kiyohiko]] [[{{Yotsuba}} Azuma]]
* Creator/MichelAncel
* [[VideoGame/EarthwormJim Nick]] [[VideoGame/{{MDK}} Bruty]]
* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto
* [[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Steve Purcell]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Pages he created and/or heavily contributed to]]
* ''ComicBook/DreamwavesMegaMan'' (Created)
* ''VideoGame/{{MDK}}'' (Didn't create, but it needed lots of {{Trope}}s in its page)
* Creator/ShinyEntertainment (Created)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Things he ought to get around to]]
* Hm...
[[/folder]]

!!Tropes associated with Tropers/SamMax

* TheArtifact: His very username has become this; he barely even thinks about ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' anymore, but he came up with the username while he was big into it. For what it's worth, without revealing anything, he uses a different, more timeless username in other places. He won't reveal what it is.
* TheAtoner: If he does something particularly bad, he ''must'' do what he can to make up for it, even if it kills him!
* AuthorsSavingThrow: If he feels there is an issue with his statements, he will at least try to fix it.
* BerserkButton: Sexist and racist people. He views them as assholes at best, especially when it's a time when they ''should'' know better.
** Betrayal. If you betrayed him...why? He trusted you...
** Being a new user on a forum and being accused of being a ban-dodgeer right out the gate. Especially if he tells the mods...and their response is to do nothing; not even a "we can't/won't do it" response. Without them, he has literally no way to prove he isn't ban-dodging, so it's really infuriating.
** People who blame others for the consequences of their own actions don't get any sympathy from him.
** It seems seeing Amitie suffering CharacterDerailment or something else that doesn't get her character has become one. [[DudeNotFunny Even if it's done as a joke, he isn't laughing]]. Still best thing to do is to end it here; probably the source of mockery as it is.
* CloudCuckoolander: At times.
* DoingItForTheArt: It goes without saying that any piece of fanwork is this by default; he can't legally make money off it, so he does it for his own pleasure.
* FalseFriend: He's had a few. Very rarely do we go back on good terms after TheReveal, and even ''then'', there's no guarantee that they've actually learned their lesson.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: He doesn't usually do this, at least not at first; they have either do something particularly awful and/or refuse to learn even after they've been given a chance at redemption. Either way, once he decides he can no longer give them any more chances, he slams the door on them, feeling he gave them enough opprotunities to do a HeelFaceTurn, only for them to keep blowing it.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[TakeThatMe You'll see it on some discussions on this wiki]].
* InformedFlaw: Unless you met this guy in person, at least some of these tropes would appear as such.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: He's prone to this at times. Hope he won't have to rely on bootlegs...he'd rather avoid bootlegs if at all possible. Otherwise...damn you distributors/[[ScrewedByTheLawyers lawyers]]/whoever is to blame!
* LoonyFan: May not appear as such on the interweb most of the time, but in RealLife...depending on the work in question, [[{{Understatement}} that could be putting it lighly]]. He's been mellowing out over the years, but shades of it are still there.
* MoneyDearBoy: Gotta work to pay the bills, after all. Hell, lately, it's been his only remaining motivation for staying at his workplace; if not for that, he'd have left by now.
* MotorMouth: Can be this when talking about a VideoGame, a {{Film}}, a ComicBook, a piece of {{Literature}}, or even a FanFiction. At least, in RealLife.
* OldShame: Most of his fanfiction. He is ''so'' ashamed, he prefers not to speak of them, and he is very grateful that he wasn't dumb enough to post them on the internet. They are happily lost in the midst of time!
** He also typed in a DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck for ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare WarioWare Touched!]]'' [[CanonDefilement It was poorly thought out headcanon]] speaking in a time when he hadn't gotten a sufficient understanding of actual canon, and he feels that's not good enough to warrant a DMOS. It was removed as a result.
** Even some entries on this page have become this; let's just say he's become a bit more sympathetic or the FanDumb and HateDumb. Sure, what they do is still wrong, but he now has firsthand experience as part of those. As a result, those ignorant parts of the PetPeeveTrope entry are gone.
* OutOfOrder: He's [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] this from time to time. It boils down to him playing the sequels before starting the original.
* PeripheryDemographic: As time goes on, it's becoming rarer and rarer that he's even part of the target audience for a series. At most, he ''was'' part of the target audience when he first got into it.
* TheRedStapler: If a character he likes doesn't have a plush...he may commission one special, though he's gotta keep his finances in mind.
* SelfDeprecation: He likes to do this a lot, to ensure he doesn't have [[SmallNameBigEgo an enormous ego]].
* SoapBoxSadie: He doesn't like seeing this, but admits that he's fallen into that trap more than once. He hopes it never, ever happens again, but he can't say for sure.
* SophisticatedAsHell: He may not use it, but he finds it [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny]].
* ThirdPersonPerson: This article only, though it slips up from time to time.
* TraumaCongaLine: Has been through waaaaaaay too much betrayal in four months alone. And it wound up getting worse, and then better, and then worse again. It's a miracle he still has any sanity left!

!!Tropes Related to his Opinions on Works

* AtLeastIAdmitIt: See EvenEvilHasStandards below, but basically, while you shouldn't show blatant disregard for the fans, if you're gonna do it anyways, ''at least'' be honest about it right from the get go.
* AwesomeArt: There are various works he feels have this...
** Be it old or new, ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' can almost always be counted on for this.
** While the ConspicuousCG of ''[[Anime/{{Metropolis}} Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis]]'' is [[TechnologyMarchesOn rather dated]], the traditional animation holds up ''very'' well, even beating many modern anime productions.
** Creator/StudioGhibli. Hands down.
** Many comic books have this. Special mention goes to almost anything drawn by Ben Bates, but there's so many other artists as well.
** While the {{Fanservice}} may be problematic at times, there's no denying that the ''[[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Hyperdimension Neptunia]]'' franchise has very well done art, even if it seems to suffer from OnlySixFaces syndrome at times.
** ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has some of the best animation, not just in the franchise, but in anime in general.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: His most polite interpretation of Creator/KeijiInafune, and that's assuming he was ever [[DoingItForTheArt what the fans thought of him as]] rather than always being [[MoneyDearBoy in it only for the money]], seeing as how he was against Capcom's money grabbing ways, only to employ them himself when he left. Of course, if Creator/HidekiKamiya's words have any relevance, it can't have started later than in the 2000s, and that itself is being optimistic.
* BetterThanCanon: Feels this way in regards to ''VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' video game, which he feels was a much better sequel to [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan the first film]] than [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 the actual film sequel]].
* BigYes: When he learned ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'' shut down. Unfortunately...
** BigNo: Funimation had to lose some ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' licenses on the same exact day.
* BrainBleach: Some FanFic are so [[NightmareFuel ridiculously]] [[NauseaFuel disturbing]], there isn't enough of it in the ''world'' to remove it! Movies like ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' have [[FanDisservice certain scenes]] that require it as well. Also, he wants to use it to forget ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman'''s mere existence.
** And don't forget some of the more horrifying examples of...some things he's seen. Especially when some of them clearly put a horrifying situation...and ''make fetish art out of it'', creating a TearJerker for [[TheWoobie the victim of the situation]] and making him create mental situations where whoever set it up '''[[LaserGuidedKarma really]]''' [[LaserGuidedKarma gets what's coming to them]] rather than [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it with no repercussions]], as is unfortunately the norm.
* BrokenPedestal: Sega had been heading this way a while...then ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'' happened, destroying what pedestal there was left ''to'' destroy.
** Creator/KeijiInafune managed this within far less time, yet in far worse ways; he made promises for ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'' he couldn't keep, either being broken completely, or being so badly fufilled as to kill goodwill otherwise. ''VideoGame/RedAsh'' having a Kickstarter ''before'' ''Mighty No. 9's'' release did not help him one bit; if anything, it gave him a reputation as a con man.
* CrackPairing: Has come up with a few. However, among the pairings he doesn't like, he considers [[VideoGame/MegaMan Bass x Roll]] one, because he doesn't see why on Earth Roll would want to go out with someone who hates her brother and wants to kill him.
* CreatorsPet: Despite (or maybe even ''because of'') his constant losses, he feels Ash Ketchum from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has become this, simply for sticking around as the main character long after his time should have been up.
* DorkAge: Where this started for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is a source of debate. He's not sure where it started exactly, though he will say that in hindsight, despite [[HopeSpot what it seemed like at first]], ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' were but lucky flukes rather than a true return to form, seeing as how they didn't take long to go back to old habits [[WhatAnIdiot despite having no reason they wouldn't know that it's a bad idea]]. If anything, [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]] after ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''.
** The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime never seems to wanna end its Dork Age, especially with the writers ''really'' believing in the AnimationAgeGhetto and the FleetingDemographicRule to the point of insanity. It's far too late for it to end with even ''some'' of its dignity intact now, and it's pretty clear the Dork Age will never end, at least not without [[TakingYouWithMe taking the anime with it]].
** Even the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' films weren't safe, and he says that as a ''fan'' of [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII the third film]]. It started when Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 got his mitts on them]], and [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows the fact that it got a sequel]] makes it clear it won't end soon, though that one being a BoxOfficeBomb may or may not bring hope.
** He now feels the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is entering one, with many entries starting to feel similar to each other. This started with ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and while ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' proved that the franchise still has some fight left in it, it's obviously not as good as it was, and now he's not pumped for each new film anymore. Many of it boils down to just how ''[[ItsTheSameNowItSucks similar]]'' the films began to feel.
* EpicFail: ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''; you know the TroubledProduction is this when even Sega, the company that signed off on ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'', is mocking you alongside everyone else.
* EvenBetterSequel: The original ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' was already a great game, but ''Puyo Puyo Tsu'' made it even better. On a very related note, ''Puyo Puyo Fever 2'' is the best game in the entire series, in his opinion, though ''Puyo Pop Fever'' gets this for introducing [[TheCutie Amitie]] to the world.
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand4'' is this to the previous games. Its own successors haven't matched its greatness, though ''VideoGame/WarioWorld'' comes pretty close.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'' was an unacceptable reskin that should have never been made, it at least told fans to stay away right out the gate, unlike ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'', which made several promises to fans that were either never delivered upon, or delivered upon very badly. Either way, while ''Cranky Food Friends'' was the worse idea, ''Mighty No. 9'''s execution and TroubledProduction actually makes ''CFF'' look good next to it.
* FandomRivalry: While ''VideoGame/MightyNo9's'' YMMV page lists specific examples, since he's never actually bumped into many, if any of ''Mighty No. 9's'' defenders, it looks to him that the conflict is more between ''Mighty No. 9'' fans and fans of ''[[UpToEleven literally everything else in existence]]''! [[CurbStompBattle Obviously, the former group is losing very badly, especially since most of the latter group's members don't even realize they exist, let alone that they're trampling them]].
* FanonDiscontinuity: Would like to inform you that ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth'' doesn't exist! Sonic never wore boots that slowed him down, and even if he did, it wasn't a VideoGame! On a related note, there was no [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]] [[PortingDisaster version]] of ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. Only the WiiU version exists.
** ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman'' is just some poorly written DarkFic with its plot in [[RandomEventsPlot Crazyland]] most of the time. Even at their worst, {{Creator/Capcom}} would never approve of a ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' comic with nudity and violence, especially if it had [[NightmareFuel mutilation of girls]] involved in some form.
** What is this "''[[VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise Wario: Master of Disguise]]''" you speak of? There wasn't a Wario game that forced you to use poorly implemented touch screen controls. Ever.
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen was]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in the works]]...but only survived in the form of [[VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan a video game]] which, bizarrely enough, is advertised as being based on [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan the first film]]. Spider-Man himself would have to wait four more years before he appeared in [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar another movie]], and another year to get [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming another film to himself]].
** As for the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', it's [[InvertedTrope inverted]] because, while the new stuff is definitely {{Canon}}, many of the old stories are still at least [[BroadStrokes partially canon]].
** ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' had its bathtub scene removed during production. [[BrainBleach Thank goodness for that]]!
** What is this "''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]''" you speak of? Nobody in their right mind would ''dare'' to make a DolledUpInstallment of the ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' series in this day and age, nope. Especially not one that looks generic as hell.
*** [[HilariousInHindsight Hilariously]], since the game's official servers are down, this part of the franchise's history is easier to ignore, at least where playing the games is concerned...though he'll never allow Sega to [[NeverLiveItDown live it down]].
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp''; it ''is'' ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5'', after [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles first]] [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII four]] [[WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}} films]]. He just didn't realize it until it was [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 too]] [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows late]] to truly savor it.
*** And with that in mind, [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014 the Platinum]] [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows Dunes films]] do not exist; ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'' was the last film, and the aforementioned ''Smash-Up'' was the last thing connected to the films that wasn't a re-release.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Many a franchise has gotten worse over the years, or even in only two years...and at least some of them are thanks to issues that have been there from the start.
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' had some issues with characters that could be unlikeable at times, and a dependency on romance. However, he didn't feel like it got in the way the first time. ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', unfortunately, didn't actually fix these flaws. More like, made the characters more unlikeable and the romance arc [[RomanticPlotTumor took up too much screen time as well as being more badly written than before]]. Basically, the film didn't fix the problems of the first movie, but rather added to them.
** The Pokemon anime always had issues with Ash being an idiot. Thing is, in the earlier seasons, it was somewhat forgiveable when you remembered that he was only getting started. Unfortunately, he's had years of experience and ''still'' makes newbie mistakes.
** Despite what [[NostalgiaFilter some nostalgics]] say, the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series never had the most consistent quality with its games. However, it used to be that at the very least, the poorer quality ones were spinoffs. Unfortunately, as time went on, the lower quality actually bled into the main installments.
** ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' had issues with the DolledUpInstallment trope. But at least ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' and ''[[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Kirby's Avalanche]]'' had the excuse of it being TheNineties, where it made sense to alter it due to the need for it to sell, and in the former's case, the need to purge it of [[GirlShowGhetto that dreadful cuteness]] in favor of other things; this was the era of Creator/RobLiefeld. We also didn't have much, if any access to the internet. ''Cranky Food Friends'', on the other hand, came out when the internet had become widespread, and when it was no longer viable to make a DolledUpInstallment. It died a quick death, [[WhatAnIdiot but Sega really should have]] [[DidntThinkThisThrough thought about it for five seconds]].
* GatewaySeries: The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' film was SoCoolItsAwesome that at one pint, he actually collected graphic novels of the [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy comics]], and was thinking of getting a subscription to them. Sadly, the subscription never came to be, and eventually, he lost interest.
* GuiltyPleasures: He finds ''HyperdimensionNeptunia'' to actually be enjoyable in spite of its flaws.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Once ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' and the 2017 game were announced, a lot of people seem to have automatically regained faith in Sega. He can't bring himself to believe that, and is baffled that people would so easily fall for the same tricks despite this. This was after ''Cranky Food Friends'', so he's under the belief that they'll throw away fans' trust the minute they think it's okay. In the meantime, let the fans believe that Sega means it this time when they say they're getting better; they're quite gullible anyways.
** Fans of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime seem similarly gullible; they seem to think the status quo will change despite ''years upon years'' worth of signs that it won't. Even when it seems like it might, everything reinforces that it won't. Even if it's at the last minute. How the fans keep hope forever remains a mystery, since they make even the past him, more idealistic and naive, look like the most cynical person on Earth on comparison.
* HypeBacklash: He's getting more and more tired of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as time goes on, to the point to where a friend telling him to go see ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' and hyping it up actually made him ''less'' eager to go see it. He feels with very little in the way of viable competition, they've gotten ''way'' too cozy in their position.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Part of why he's into the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise is because of [[TokenMiniMoe Roll]]. On an unrelated note, thanks to [[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} the 2014 film]]'s announcement, he's gotten into [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} the]] TropeNamer [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} himself]].
** He admits [[{{Moe}} the modern artstyle]] is part of why he's into the ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' series. Especially [[TheCutie Amitie]]. She's just too great a character in his eyes.
* LighterAndSofter: He feels that ''Anime/GravestoneOfDaisukeJigen'' is this compared to ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', which it has a similar artstyle. Granted, it's still a fair bit DarkerAndEdgier and HotterAndSexier than the typical ''Franchise/LupinIII'' fare, and it has moments of MindScrew, but nowhere near as much as ''[=TWCFM=]'', and rather than being a PsychologicalHorror of sorts, it feels more like a darker version of a traditional ''Lupin'' story.
* MagnumOpus: He once considered ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' to be one not just of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, but of '''[[BoldInflation ALL]]''' the [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] movies ever made! [[SoCoolItsAwesome He loved the film that much]]...but now he's not sure where that honor goes to for Marvel films in general, though he feels for the MCU, at least, ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has taken that spot.
** In terms of individual characters of all the fiction he's seen, while he can't pinpoint it, he considers [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Amitie]] to be the greatest character of them all. Of course, that's his opinion. But she is great.
* MercyKill: He considers ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]''' severs shutting down, [[LostForever thus leaving only the news posts and reactions as the only evidence that it ever existed]], to be this; it was a game that should have never been made, for [[WhatAnIdiot they should have realized]] that failure was basically a ForegoneConclusion if they made another DolledUpInstallment in this day and age. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Who knows]] if a straight translation of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo Quest!]]'' would have been a success, but he assures you, it probably would have had more popularity than the boneheaded decision they went with.
* MoneyDearBoy: Believes ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'' to have been made solely for Creator/KeijiInafune to fatten his wallet, despite initial reports that he was DoingItForTheArt. To say [[BoxOfficeBomb it failed]] would be a happy understatement.
** The only possible explanation for ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]''' very existence. Obviously, this only makes him angry, and was quite happy to hear it was [[BoxOfficeBomb a massive failure]] instead.
* MyRealDaddy: While he certainly ''likes'' the Creator/{{Compile}}-era ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' titles, he feels this way towards the Creator/{{Sega}} era games, if mainly because of Amitie being created in the latter era.
* NarmCharm: Lupin's cheesy romantic dialogue in the Animaze dub of ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' is undeniably awkward, but given [[CasanovaWannabe who he is]], it fits him perfectly. Creator/DavidHayter's fantastic performance as Lupin firmly sells it as this.
** As noted under SuperlativeDubbing below, he loves Amitie's voice in the English dub of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Pop Fever]]''; it sure sounds corny at times, but it fits her perfectly. While he's kinda sad Evelyn Huynh didn't return to the role for ''Puyo Puyo Tetris''' dub, [[TheOtherDarrin her successor]], Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos, not only did a fine job taking the role, but actually ''surpassed'' her predecessor!
* NeverLiveItDown: ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'' may be LostForever, but he will ''always'' use it as a case against Sega. It shouldn't have been made in the first place.
* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: He can call ''Cranky Food Friends'' a lot of negative things, but [[LyingCreator dishonest]] isn't one of them. For this reason alone, he holds a but more respect for it than ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''.
* PetPeeveTrope: A few, at least when poorly done:
** AbusiveParents: When it's there just for the sake of being there. He feels it should send AnAesop if it's done at all.
** AdaptationDecay: Downplayed, for while he does have some problems with it, he'd still take a well-written InNameOnly adaptation to a faithful adaptation that suffers from BadWriting.
** DarkerAndEdgier: Again, downplayed, because it can be done well, but it can be ''really'' jarring and nonsensical that the story would even ''exist'' if it's done badly.
** DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: If it's ''too'' dark, he'd much rather not bother with it.
** DevelopmentHell: Depending on the circumstances, this can range from understandable to just plain irritating.
** IHaveNoSon: If it makes sense, it's not a problem (like when the parent's a good person while the offspring is an irredeemable CompleteMonster), but he hates it when he believe the reasons are stupid and/or jerkish at best. The latter tends to be in anime, and it's likely he'll think there's no reason the story couldn't work ''without'' it. He's tried to chalk it up as ValuesDissonance, but he can never get past the petty reasons for it, leading him to see the parents as {{Jerkass}}es and [[TheScrappy Scrappies]], especially since [[KarmaHoudini it's rare that they even get called out for their bullshit, let alone punished for it]].
** TheMasochismTango: Yes, he hates that {{Trope}}.
** NoExportForYou: If the products are said to be good or I am wanting it bad. If the products are bad, however, then it does not apply here.
** OutOfOrder: He hates it when box sets, like some of the older ''Film/JamesBond'' Blu-Ray box sets, do that. At least with those, the film's were in individual cases so you could follow [[WebVideo/YouKnowWhatsBullshit the Bullshit Man's]] suggestion and throw out the boxes, put the films in their proper order, but unfortunately, it doesn't apply to all of them.
** RonTheDeathEater: Rarely is this even understandable, like when "being evil" is all we had when the fanfic was written, [[JustifiedTrope thus making it accurate to what existed at the time of its writing]], or more understandable motives for seemingly evil actions are [[AllThereInTheManual in a manual]] not everyone read. These are inexcusable most of the time, however. More frequently than not, this tends to happen to characters who, if they were in that situation in canon, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy would want their beloved to be happy]], rather than [[CharacterDerailment turn into psychos]]. Seriously, why do that?
*** Naturally, this ''really'' grinds his gears when he adores a character for their canon portrayal, and has done his damndest to do justice to the character in his own writings. Needless to say, seeing that character portrayed that way does ''not'' sit well with him ''at all'', [[DudeNotFunny not even as a joke]].
** SmallNameBigEgo: When it applies to RealLife, but fiction can be bad about it too.
** TrollingCreator: Unless there's a [[FanDumb good reason for it]]. Or his trolling just makes him/her all the more loveable.
* PortingDisaster: He feels ''[[Franchise/SlyCooper The Sly Collection]]'' is this on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3; while the games are certainly ''playable'' in this form, there are many audio glitches that simply didn't exist in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 release, and as a result, he believes that if you still have the PS2 releases, you should just stick with them.
** A more minor case is this with the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight''; it has a lower framerate than its console versions, but while he ''does'' believe the Vita could have done a better port, if you want to play the game on the go, you're still gonna have an amazing time with this version.
** The UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' is also this, though people exaggerate the extent; it's mainly lower framerate and lower quality graphics, but it's still very playable and the game is intact. ''That said'', unlike ''Child of Light'' above, it doesn't have the advantage of being playable on the go, so if you have even one of those consoles, it might still be best to get the UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube or UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} version instead.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: He's gonna get mauled for some of these, but...
** ''[[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective]]'' is a pretty poor game with poor graphics and bad gameplay. On the plus side to it, however, it ''does'' follow the plot of the first season pretty faithfully...but even then, if you want to relive season one, you'd be better off buying the UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} and/or UsefulNotes/BluRay releases instead.
** ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' is a pretty boring action game. He doesn't see what everyone else saw in it.
** ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'' was also a pretty boring action game. Yeah, given the gap between [[Film/{{Tron}} the original film]] and [[Film/TronLegacy its sequel]] both [[TimeSkip in]] and [[SequelGap out of universe]], an {{Interquel}} was probably necessary, but it could have been better.
** While not a straight example of a licensed game, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' technically qualifies, at least in its original UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance form; he felt the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version was ''better'', but still retained many of the faults of the handheld version.
* TheRemake: He views ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'' as a remake of [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles the 1990 original]], due to sharing much of the same plot with each other. Of course, he feels it's such a bad remake that anyone who's seen the 1990 film ought to just stick with it.
* TheScrappy: Many parents in anime who [[IHaveNoSon disown their kids]] for stupid or petty reasons, especially since [[KarmaHoudini being called out, let alone being punished for their bullshit is at best a rare occurrence]]. Not to mention when they ''do'' get punished, we're supposed to see it as a ''bad'' thing. [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Instead]], he thinks [[KickTheSonOfABitch they got]] [[AssholeVictim what was coming to them]]. In fact, [[UnintentionallySympathetic he tends to feel more for the disowned offspring even when they're the]] DesignatedVillain.
** Also, that slug...[[BuffySpeak thing]] from the ''Anime/DiGiCharat'' specials, due to the fact that a joke involving him just wouldn't stop. By the time it did, it was several minutes too late to save it. Thank goodness the remaining specials [[PutOnABus got rid of him]].
** Gwen Stacy entered this realm in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', thanks in no small part to her [[TookALevelInJerkass taking a bit of a level in jerkass]] since [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan the last film]]. Being one of two member's of the film's RomanticPlotTumor doesn't help one bit. Shame, really; she was fine enough [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan last time]].
** Nearly everyone in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' is this. He finds the characters to be unpleasant and not very entertaining, with many of them, at best, being made up of the worst aspects of many cartoon characters without many, if any of the redeeming aspects, and at worst, [[RomanticPlotTumor shoehorning romance subplots]] in a show that would still have too much to juggle even without them. It's to where [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy he doesn't give a shit about who wins or loses, or who gets together]]; he just wants them all to [[KillEmAll die]]. This contributes greatly to [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim him wondering what people see in these characters]].
** DependingOnTheWriter, [[Franchise/LupinIII Fujiko Mine]] can be this; usually when she's really whiny. Needless to say, he prefers the more competent, less whiny version found in some episodes of ''[[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket Green Jacket]]'' or ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine The Woman Called Fujiko Mine]]''.
** The Frankensteins in the ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo Fever]]'' duology. Not only did they pick on [[TheCutie Amitie]], unlike [[AlphaBitch Raffine]], they weren't even entertaing about it. Needless to say, it was quite satisfying when she beat them in a game of Puyo.
* SeasonalRot: The ''Pokemon'' anime, from what he recalls (though maybe his NostalgiaFilter is talking; wouldn't be the first time) started off good...then [[StatusQuoIsGod the status quo became unbreakable]] to the point of irritation. Even in the ''Black & White'' seasons, he didn't see a whole lot change. The fact that the writers seem to be big believers in the AnimationAgeGhetto doesn't inspire his confidence even a tiny bit.
* {{Sequelitis}}: As seen in FanonDiscontinuity above, he doesn't consider ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' to be a very good movie. Contrast [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan its predecessor]], which, while not a masterpiece itself, was still a decent flick. To be exact, it didn't actually fix the first film's flaws at all. Rather, [[FranchiseOriginalSin it took the first film's flaws and made them worse]]. While he would have given ''Franchise/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries'' another chance, he wasn't sad to see it go in favor of an [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] [[ContinuityReboot reboot]], starting with Spidey's appearance in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' and continuing in the solo film ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''.
** Another example is ''[[VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise Wario: Master Of Disguise]]'', a game with bad touchscreen controls you're forced to use whether you want to or not. Even sadder since we had to wait a long while between this and ''VideoGame/WarioWorld''. You can believe after the long wait, he expected better.
** The 3DS version of ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' had terrible level design that made the WiiU version (a decent, if not great game) look like a downright masterpiece in comparison. Sad, since the 3DS version of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' was a fun game in spite of its flaws.
** Some regard ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' as [[EvenBetterSequel a better film]]. He, on the other hand, thinks it's a worse film due to EndingFatigue where the movie seems like it'll end, but then it doesn't. It occurred too frequently not to notice, to the point that when the credits finally ''did'' roll, he was surprised because he expected another fakeout. Fortunately, [[TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies the next film]] fixes that problem, and is a better film for it. Though sadly, since it's necessary set-up for the third film, you can't just [[FanonDiscontinuity skip it and call it a day]], or you'll be missing much needed info for the third film.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' was most certainly this following up from the original. The card-based battle system was more intrusive than fun, for one. The story wasn't so bad, but he feels you could skip it and not miss ''too'' much, especially with recaps. The UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version, for what it's worth, he considers the better version, but still retaining a lot of the handheld version's faults.
* {{Shipping}}: He dabbles in it from time to time. Favorite parings include [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Amitie x Sig, Arle x Schezo]], and [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Spike x Helga]].
* SoBadItsGood: He's a big believer in it. Films like ''Film/PlanNineFromOuterSpace'' and ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' are contenders.
** The English dub of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Pop Fever]]'' is most certainly cheesy, but it fits the LighterAndSofter tone of the game perfectly. Amitie's voice in particular is a favorite of his.
* SoOkayItsAverage: ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' isn't a ''bad'' show, but it's nothing special, either.
** ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Game & Wario]]'' is the weakest in the series, but it's not bad. That said, it has moments of uneveness that bump it down to this, for while it has some of the series' best minigames, it also has some of its worst.
** ''Anime/LupinIIIAlcatrazConnection'' qualifies; it's always awesome to see Lupin and the gang pulling heists, but unfortunately, it's bogged down by forgettable villains, a boring story and Fujiko being whiny.
* SpiritualAntithesis: Views ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' as this to ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''. Both feature Lupin in his [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket series 1 Green Jacket]] and reference the original show in various ways. ''Cagliostro'' had a SaveThePrincess fairy tale plot that's one of the [[LighterAndSofter lightest entries in the franchise]]. It may also be set near the end of Lupin's career. ''Fujiko Mine'', on the other hand, is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest entries in the franchise]], set before the original series, and is more of a FilmNoir type of plot.
** ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Pop Fever]]'' can be considered this to the first ''Madou Monogatari'' game; both have cute protagonists in school trying to succeed in their goals. But the former is a [[LighterAndSofter lighthearted adventure]] with the scariest creature still not being very scary, and the tone is overall pretty silly. The latter is not only a DarkerAndEdgier adventure with monsters and sights that are pure NightmareFuel, but certain versions can even go so far as to be BloodierAndGorier. The kicker? One can assume they're set in the same continuity. Also, Amitie is a teenager in ''Puyo Pop Fever'' (and all games afterward), while Arle is a little girl in the first ''Madou Monogatari'' game.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' can be seen as this to ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', seeing as how they both have Lupin in his [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket series 1 Green Jacket]], and is actually fairly close to ''Cagliostro'' in tone, and even has Lupin in his yellow fiat in a car chase scene. The [[AwesomeArt animation quality]] is even close to ''Cagliostro''.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: He's seen cartoons where the KidHero disobeys an order from an older figure in order to save the day. They usually respond by berating him for disobeying the order, and the kid either responds by sighing or running away in anger. More frequently than not, it's the older figure we're supposed to side with...but it falls very flat, because more frequently than not, if the kid ''didn't'' disobey them, they'd be '''dead'''. Thus, instead of the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Reasonable Authority Figures]] we're supposed to see them as, they come off as [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]] who can't even be bothered to acknowledge when their judgement is wrong. Couldn't sometimes [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight doing the right thing even if it goes against orders]] be a good message in itself? If you said yes, then you're not the writers of those cartoons.
* SuperlativeDubbing: He's usually tolerant of even highly contested dubs, but there are a few he feels '''really''' hit the ballpark.
** If nothing else, Amitie's voice actress, presumably Evelyn Huyhn, in the English dub of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Pop Fever]]'' absolutely '''nails''' the role, capturing her bubbliness and cheerfulness and even her irritation at things perfectly. Then again, he adores the character, so he may be biased.
** On a related note, Amitie had [[TheOtherDarrin a completely different voice actress]] picked for ''Puyo Puyo Tetris's'' dub. Who was Evelyn's successor? Why, none other than Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos! She's absolutely ''perfect'' for the role, since she voices [[NiceGirl Nice Girls]], and has her own charm. And she sounds appropriately cute and wonderful. Amusingly, however, it even manages to work in continuity with Evelyn Huyhn's; Christine's Amitie can actually be heard as a slightly older version of the same Amitie rather than two completely different people voicing the same character. After hearing more however, she has officially ''surpassed'' her predecessor in every way, doing justice to Amitie while putting her own spin on her.
** ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' has an amazing dub cast, with Creator/SonnyStrait's Lupin perfectly capturing the silly charm of the character, Creator/ChristopherSabat's Jigen, if nothing else, perfectly fitting him in the darker setting, Creator/MichelleRuff as Fujiko herself, and Creator/RichardEpcar as the more badass Zenigata. They nail it very well, and feels that Sonny doesn't get enough respect.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: While he actually doesn't consider ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' a bad game, [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 its sequel/reboot]] fixed its flaws and improved on what it did right.
** After ''finally'' getting to play ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt'', he can definitely say that while it's not as good as past ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' games, it's a ''huge'' step up from ''[[VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise Wario: Master of Disguise]]'', mainly because it's better designed and utilizes the gimmicks a lot better.
** As he noted up in the {{Sequelitis}} entry, ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' had serious issues with EndingFatigue. Thankfully, ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' cured the series of that, and was much better off for it.
* TakeThat: In this article a few pop up; ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' and ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Cranky]]'' ''[[DolledUpInstallment Food Friends]]'' seem to be his favorite targets (the latter definitely).
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with ''VideoGame/SonicRiders''; he's seen people say it's a ripoff of ''VideoGame/MarioKart''. He thinks they might have actually made a better game if they actually ''did'' copy ''Mario Kart's'' formula.
* TooGoodToLast: Considers Website/ShiftyLook to be this, especially their ''{{VideoGame/Klonoa}}'' and ''Franchise/WonderMomo'' comics. It only lasted three years, making the loss even sadder.
** ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo]]'s'' North American run as a whole qualifies as well. Damn you, Sega! However with ''Puyo Puyo Tetris'' being brought over and sounding like it did at least moderately well, things may turn around, yet. But only time will tell for sure.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: This is how he feels about the cast of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. He hates the film, but the acting isn't one of the reasons; he feels the actors did a good job with the poor material they had.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: This most frequently occurs when ValuesDissonance occurs. Be it another culture or [[FairForItsDay another era]], characters we were supposed to side with just come off as {{Jerkass}}es here today.
** UnintentionallySympathetic: The side effect of this is that the people they're against, instead of being evil like they're [[DesignatedVillain supposed to be]], [[TheWoobie just look like the victim instead]], with the [[DesignatedHero supposed hero(es)]] or [[WhatTheHellTownsPeople the towns people]] being bullies.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Had ''Cranky Food Friends'' managed to last up to ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'''s release, he could have made this TagLine for it; "''Cranky Food Friends''; [[OurProductSucks we suck]], [[AtLeastIAdmitIt but at least we're not]] [[LyingCreator dishonest]] [[AtLeastIAdmitIt about it like]] ''[[TakeThat Mighty No. 9]]''!
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: He's heard that ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' [[DeaderThanDisco has been losing fans]] due to SeasonalRot. He considers ''Total Drama Island'' (the first season) to be one of the worst cartoons out there, thanks in no small part to [[UncannyValley ugly character designs]], [[OffModel poor animation]] and [[TheScrappy unlikeable characters]], making him less interested in how it's losing fans and more interested in how it ''got'' those fans in the first place, seeing as how hearing about the SeasonalRot sounds less like [[JumpingTheShark a good show gone bad]] and more like [[SerialEscalation something that was unwatchable to start with somehow becoming even more unwatchable]]. Basically, it went FromBadToWorse, which is actually impressive, all things considered.
* WinBackTheCrowd: At least, ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' won him back on Creator/{{Sega}} as a whole. [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Sadly]], [[SoOkayItsAverage it]] [[VideoGame/SonicBoom didn't]] [[ObviousBeta last]] [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo too]] [[DolledUpInstallment long]].