Would you believe he's 28?
Otherwise known as Phil Lester
. He's been making YouTube
videos since 2006, is intensely adorable, and also possibly insane.
He also co-hosts a weekly radio show on BBC Radio 1 with fellow YouTuber and heterosexual life partner danisnotonfire
Tropes used by Amazing Phil:
- Adorkable: Practically the epitome of the trope.
- American Accents: Phil is quite good at imitating an American accent. Not so good with a Texan accent though.
- Catch Phrase: "Hey guys!" As of late, Less Amazing Phil's has become, "Try new things!"
- Celeb Crush: He has a bit of a thing for Buffy Summers/Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- Clothes Make the Legend: He is known for his love of colourful shirts and mismatched socks, and his trademark 2007 emo fringe.
- Color-Coded Characters: To some extent when he is paired with Dan, who is particularly fond of dark and ironic clothing. However, they still look very much alike.
- Covert Pervert
- Creepy Child: Phil may have been this, if his stories from The Rabit iz comin to get youu are anything to judge by:
All that was left of Adam was a pool of bludd
. The police came, and said they couldn't find Adam's body enywere
. After that the school was shut down, and the monster that kild
Adam still lives under streets. One of the man in seuwer
got hold of monster fayse
. The face was a mask. Under the mask was Adam's teecher
. After that he went to prisun
One sunny day a little girl came up to the rabbit and patted it. The next thing she knew the rabbit bit a hole in her neck and she was dead. Then the police came to arrest the rabbit, but the rabbit bit a hole in every policeman's neck and they all died. One day because the rabbit had killed all those people, the army had to come with their big tanks and shoot him, and that was the end of the rabbit.
- Crossover: With danisnotonfire. All. The. Time.
- Cute and Psycho: Older videos showcase a bit of Phil's... weirder side.
- Cute Clumsy Boy: Says so in several videos
- Eskimos Aren't Real: As a child, Phil used to think that seahorses were mythical creatures until he saw them at an aquarium.
- Friend to All Living Things: He loves animals (especially lions), and will try to cuddle any pet he encounters.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He intentionally swears very little, a good foil to Dan's foul mouth.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With danisnotonfire- although many fans are determinedly blind to the "heterosexual" part.
- Keet: He's like a walking anime character.
- Man Child: While an actual 20-something adult, he retains an almost-innocent essence to his personality.
- Midnight Snack: Both Phil and Dan have mentioned numerous times his habit of eating Dan's cereal directly from the box at any given time of the day.
- Nerd Glasses
- Old Soldier: Although his personality is anything but that of a broody sergeant, he is quite the Youtube veteran, as he has been making videos since 2006 and became quite popular before the rest of the British Youtube scene.
- Once per Episode: "Hi guys!" and Draw Phil Naked.
- One of Us: Enjoys anime, Pokemon, video games, and Adventure Time, among other things.
- Oop North: His first videos showcase his Northern accent.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: His default state of existence.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's ridiculously pale and dyes his hair completely black.
- Real Person Shipping: Fans tend to ship Phil with Dan, despite their persistence on the two not being romantically involved. The issue of "Phan" is a bit of a hot topic on sites such as Tumblr.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Self-explanatory. Don't let his childlike personality make you forget that he is 6'2''.
- That Came Out Wrong: All. The. Time. Don't forget he's a Covert Pervert.
- "You've lost one of your ball sacks."
- Those Two Guys: With Dan. Contrary to most Youtube duos, they originally weren't an double-act and rose to fame on their own respective channels. However, it is becoming rarer and rarer to see one without the other : they live together, very frequently appear in each other's videos, have created two collaborative side channels, got their own radio show on BBC 1, were offered a dual cameo by Disney in the UK version of Big Hero 6, have hosted award shows together, and pretty much always appear side by side for interviews or conventions.
- Weirdness Magnet: Phil appears to have a tendency to attract/encounter strange, possibly paranormal things wherever he goes, from his parents' house to his own apartment to anywhere on holiday.