Web Video / Amazing Phil

Would you believe he's 29?

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/roommate/best friend danisnotonfire. He and Dan also share a gaming channel at Dan And Phil Games. Any tropes relating to those videos should go on that page.

Tropes used by Amazing Phil:

  • Adorkable: Practically the epitome of the trope.
  • Amusing Injuries: In "Another Sleepless Night with Phil" when he spins around and bruises his leg when he hits it off a door.
  • Animal Motifs: There is a lion motif in his videos, such as his toy lion who is a Deadpan Snarker and makes comments about Phil's stories through annotations, his "Draw Phil Naked" fan pictures often feature lions, he has a few videos dedicated to lions or at least features a lion in the title, and his Krave Challenge onesie is a lion.
  • Black Comedy: In the "easter nests" baking video, they use a Bain-marienote , and Phil suggests that the hypothetical "Bain-Marie" for whom it could be named, died this way. Occasionally, Phil will lapse into black comedy without even knowing it.
  • Butt Monkey: He tends to be Dan's primary prank and abuse target and tells many stories of having bad luck. That doesn't mean Dan isn't equally matched in those respects.
  • Call Back: In the video where he, Dan, and Louise play "Obama Llama", Phil remarks that the intense yelling has broken the sound barrier. Dan corrects him, reminding him that the sound barrier is broken by extreme speed, and says they've had that conversation multiple times prior. One of those instances was in the seventh "Phil is Not On Fire".
  • Catch Phrase: "Hey guys!" LessAmazingPhil's has become, "Try new things!"
  • Celeb Crush: He has a bit of a thing for Buffy Summers/Sarah Michelle Gellar. He draws the line at Sarah Michelle Gellar with a giraffe-neck, though.
  • 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: While he may be a sweet and innocent personality, he definitely makes some of his celebrity attractions clear.
  • 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 for life.
    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.
  • Creepy Doll: When on tour in America, he discovers that his room has quite a few old-fashioned jester dolls in it. He resolves to sleep on the sofa for the duration of his stay.
  • Crossover: With danisnotonfire. All. The. Time.
  • Cute and Psycho: Older videos showcase a bit of Phil's... weirder side.
  • Does Not Like Spam: It used to be bananas (he's grown past it), but he still hates cheese, tomato juice, and carbonated water.
  • Epic Fail: When a creepy old woman comes to his door inviting him to meet "The Holy Mother", he refuses by saying "maybe next time".
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: As a child, Phil used to think that seahorses were mythical creatures until he saw them at an aquarium.
  • Footsie Under the Table: This happened to him when he was on an elementary school pizza date.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He loves animals (especially lions), and will try to cuddle any pet he encounters.
    • This was also shown in Phil's baby video where it iss revealed that he had a "house rabbit", which is his pet rabbit that lived in his house because she didn't like living in a cage.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He intentionally swears very little, and when he does (Rarely), he normally beeps it out, serving as a good foil to Dan's foul mouth.
  • The Insomniac: Not chronically, but he sometimes has sleepless nights, which he's turned into a vlog series.
  • Keet: He's like a walking anime character.
  • The Klutz: Says so in several videos and occasionally demonstrates it.
  • Malaproper: He'll occasionally say very different things from what he intended to say (Which sometimes sound inappropriate), which doesn't pass sometimes dirty-minded Dan without a lampshade.
  • Man Child: While an actual 20-something adult, he retains an almost-innocent essence to his personality.
    • Lampshaded by Phil himself in his LOST AT THE MALL! video.
      "Can Mr. and Mrs. Lester please collect their 6'2"-tall man child from the information centre as he has lost you."
  • Midnight Snack: Both Dan and Phil have mentioned numerous times his habit of eating Dan's cereal directly from the box at any given time of the day.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Phil is often the victim of this whenever Phil and Dan are together in a video. The best example of this was when Dan and Phil challenged each other to see who was recognised more by the fans which resulted in Dan being recognised faster than Phil.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: He was voted Sugarscape's Hottest Lad of 2013. But he also has an undergrad English degree, a postgrad Theatre, Film and Television degree, and getting a MFA in Video Postproduction.
  • Nerd Glasses: He has them, but rarely wears them in videos when he's not being Science Phil.
  • 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.
  • Older Than They Look: Don't be fooled by the baby face: as of 2016, he's just one year shy of turning thirty.
  • Once per Episode: "Hey guys!" and Draw Phil Naked, the latter having been discontinued as of September 2015.
  • Oop North: His first videos showcase his Northern accent.
  • Pretty Boy
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's ridiculously pale and dyes his hair completely black.
  • Real Person Shipping: Fans tend to ship Phil with Dan.
  • Running Gag:
    • Phil's obsession with buying house plants.
    • Sneaking ingredients in the baking videos, to the point where Dan had to prepare and get a new bag of marshmallows because Phil had eaten all but one from the bag they already had.
  • Spot of Tea: Phil meets the epitome of this trope on an airplane: The Tea People, insane passengers who drank gallons of tea, and, of course, frequently interrupted him with their bathroom breaks.
  • 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. His personality is quite innocent, but the way he words things turns normal sentiments into innuendo for anyone above the age of 12.
  • Those Two Guys: With best friend 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 BBC1, were offered a dual cameo by Disney in the UK version of Big Hero 6 and it was a disappointment to many USA phangirls who wanted to see them in a movie, 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. Tea People, the Holy Mother, you name it, he's run into it.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: The Kool Katz. A club which Phil was a part of when he was 11. It was a Kool Gang which he made after he was removed from the other group on his street "THE BOYZ". His friend Jessica was a part of this club and was the leader and treasurer. Soon the boys left and the girls talked about boys and makeup and also had a new mascot called Ci Ci. Phil ended up leaving his shoes behind.