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Web Video: Jesse Cox
aka: OMF Gcata
Jesse Cox is a Youtube personality whose channel is focused on gaming (more specifically, Let's Play). Originally under the name of OMFGCata, it started out as a center for comedic Let's Play videos and coverage of of the World of Warcraft Cataclysm beta. Since then, he has branched out into other games such as Minecraft and Terraria. Since the channel was founded, several other members have joined the Jesse's adventures, including Pride (aka The Smoking Gamer), Blondie, the Co-Dependent Girls (Aevynne, Trish, and Chiib), Cloudcuckoolander Crendor and the regular builders of the Minecraft RPG Makers series. While he does frequently collaborate with various people, he primarily focuses on single player games, with his comedic style relying on portraying himself as his character's inner voice or an observing bystander.

A member of Polaris, and frequent collaborator with fellow members TotalBiscuit, Wow Crendor, and occasionally the Yogscast.

You can find his YouTube channel here.


Tropes that apply to Jesse Cox:

  • Accidental Pervert: While explaining why he has pinkish sheets on his bed, one of the reasons he gives is "so that [girls] don't suspect that I'm a sexual predator," which is immediately followed up with "WAIT NO- WAIT, I- ...umm, ignore that. Ignore that."
  • Apologetic Attacker: Especially when he hits an enemy in the "crotchular area."
  • Arch-Enemy: Declares himself to be one with Husky Starcraft, whom he interacted with for one of the first times on video in the second The Game Station podcast. Husky's reaction? He's cool with it.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: In many of his collaborations with others (especially with TotalBiscuit), he will get on his partner's nerves with his antics... only for them to end up laughing too hard to tell him to shut up.
  • Artifact Title: See Non-Indicative Name.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • It took a few episodes before Thomas (aka Omzit, aka Cookie Monster) got a speaking role in the RPG Maker's Series.
    • Pride also started off as a guest host before joining the team.
  • Ascended Fanboy: The character Genji in Awesomenauts was voiced by Jesse, and the character's backstory is basically Jesse's Giant Space Butterfly Running Gag.
  • Asshole Victim: Jesse's attitude towards the kids in Fahrenheit's flashback sequence. He constantly calls them "Little asshole kids."
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Combined with Jesse's Kleptomaniac Hero playing style causes quite a bit of distraction.
    • Brought up to eleven in his Skyrim Let's Play, where Jesse insists on following every fox he sees for no particular reason even though he acknowledges that they almost always lead him into trouble, especially the white ones.
    • This extends even to the way he speaks, since he has a large propensity toward random tangents. TotalBiscuit has called Jesse's ability to derail conversations second to none.
  • Author Appeal: He (hopefully) jokes that tentacles is one of these for him.
  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: DJ Jazzy Worm Jeff. Also, Frankenstein Joe and his many album names.
  • Berserk Button:
    • "SO MANY FREAKING SQUARES!"
    • And for Meeuwes: "Danish....DANISH!?!?!"
    • Lest we forget the infamous blow up during a Gamestation Podcast during discussion of the morality of day-one DLC: "HOW THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW THAT, YOU COCKGOBLIN!!"
    • There's been more than a few times in which Jessie and TB have gotten into more than a heated debate about difficulty in games. Though it seems to have died down lately because TB has came out against Nintendo Hard difficulty, it hit its peak when TB announced that he was done playing World of Warcraft due to nerfing of dungeons, which Jessie made a counter video to (which never mentioned TB by name though many could suspect that since TB was the elephant in the room during the debate, Jessie was mainly targeting him with the video).
    • Final Fantasy XIII seems to be one. Especially Lightning Returns, which sent him on a 10 minute rant.
    • He vehemently rails against anything that Damon Lindelof is involved in, mostly regarding the way he handles story endings.
    • Purposefully asking your fanbase for donations when you're already making ad revenue. Explained on the 38th Co-Optional Podcast.
  • Black Comedy: Dead Necromorph Baby Comedy in Jesse's Taking Care of Babies PSA.
    "How many times in life are you going to hear someone say 'I'm gonna stomp this baby.'"
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Male Version. The 6th Podcast has Jesse, TB and Simon Lane respectively, Badass Beards and all.
  • Buffy Speak: Jesse sometimes veers into this when he gets excited.
    Jesse: Oh! Oh! That was like what's-his-face in that movie! Where he does the thing to the guy!... Troy, that's the movie.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: During a section of The Stick of Truth which features, among other things, a little boy being abducted by aliens and rather forcefully anal probed
    Jesse: For those of you who've never seen South Park, this is probably horrifying. For me, this is season one.
  • Catch Phrase: See the bottom of this page.
  • Chainmail Bikini: While trying to name a Fantasy/Adventure game, he settles on "Ladies in Tiny metal".
    Jesse: *laughs* I imagine you know what I was going for there, but, like, their armor—*continues cracking up*
  • Chaotic Neutral: He invokes this by claiming he's alignment this when playing games that allows ambiguous moral choices, but Dodger disagrees, saying he is straight out Chaotic Evil.
  • Couch Gag: The end of every Saints Row: The Third video has Jesse and/or Crendor trying to rap (with varying levels of success).
  • Cluster F-Bomb: During his nineteenth episode of his Shadow Warrior Let's Play (aptly named "RAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!"), he became infuriated when the controls wouldn't work correctly. What followed was an unapologetic flood of cursing and insulting the game.
  • Cuckoolander Commentator: Especially when paired up with more serious players like TotalBiscuit.
  • Cultural Translation: In the fourth episode of The Game Station Podcast, Jesse, and friends conclude that Canada either has ultra-violent or super-stereotypically-nice versions of games.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • "Lizzie" (Derkeethus) is described in this way in the Skyrim playthrough, often keeping a straight face in the middle of Jesse's silly antics and mentally retorting to Jesse's bad jokes. But he doesn't actually talk outside of "personality".
    • Kiskae would like to think of himself as one, making subtle remarks in the chat for anyone with a keen eye during the "RPG Makers" videos and invoking the trope directly with a Shout-Out to this very page. But like Lizzie, he doesn't actually talk, and it's difficult to communicate sarcasm through telepathy and texts.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Invoked in his The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim LP when Meeko does a Heroic Sacrifice to save Jesse, which happened a few episodes after he is betrayed by Lizzie/Derkeethus. This causes Jesse to no longer care about helping the people of Skyrim and to join The Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves' Guild. Naturally this is soon Played for Laughs.
    Jesse: Bad Dovakin!
    • On the Co-Optional Podcast, when his followers on Twitter were unfollowing him and following Dodger instead. As one person said: Jesse broke.
  • Determinator: Jesse's mission statement for his channel is that whenever he starts a new series, he will see it through to completion, no matter how bad it gets (with the exception of Lightning Returns, see below.) One example is when he hit a Game-Breaking Bug during the final battle of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which nearly caused him to stop the entire Let's Play right there. Eventually, however...
    I give up on giving up. I am a gamer. I CANNOT walk away from this stupid ass boss. BUG OR NO BUG. I will win.
    • He then works out a way to do it by changing resolutions multiple times during the final boss fight.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Most of his fails in Terraria can be chalked up to this, especially his attempts to assassinate TotalBiscuit, which usually either fail or get HIMSELF killed.
  • The Ditz: Jesse. It's bad when even "leading" the RPG Makers, people doubt his intelligence.
    Omzit: When Jesse knows more than you, there's something wrong. [1]
    Jesse: Seriously.
  • Eagleland: Frequently invoked and parodied by Jesse. Especially on the RPG Makers.
  • Epic Fail: In a few games, but mostly throughout the Terraria series.
    • For example, every time either TotalBiscuit or Jesse try to kill each other with bombs. They manage to spectacularly fail and only kill themselves each and every time. It would help if they realized that you can't kill people in your own team with explosives, only yourself.
    • And finally, every episode of Terraria is called "Jesse is bad at _____"
    • The finale of Game Dev Tycoon takes this to a whole new level: He loses ALL of his money (roughly $5.5 billion) in about two minutes.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: The generic "Nordic/Viking" are in the RPG Makers that is meant to emulate... Nordic/Viking culture. With long houses, tribal fishing villages, and the like.
  • Five-Man Band: Sort of...
  • Fun Personified: Jesse Cox is a Real Life example.
  • Funny Background Event: We figured out where Laelette's head went after Jesse cut it off: Rolling into a lake during a serious mob uproar.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The "OMFG" in OMFGCata is explained as meaning "One Moderately Funny Gamer".
    • Backronym It originally stood for Ohh My Freaking God, Cataclysm!, it was changed after the Cataclysm Beta was concluded.
  • Genre Savvy: He has been commented by fans and friends alike that he has a knack of figuring out the plot twists of games far before the game itself reveals them. Examples include:
    • Almost as soon as he meets the resistance in Dishonored he predicts they will betray him. Guess what happens in Part 38.
    • In his Bioshock Infinite playthrough he is able to figure out the alternate universe themes of the game just by a few early moments of foreshadowing.
    • Displays a fair amount of savvy throughout his play through of Outlast. In particular in Part 12, he declares, with fair reason, that the next door will reveal the big twist. The door opens into an area unlike any other in the game so far.
  • Hidden Depths: Jesse was a Theater and History major in college, and in fact used to teach history to troubled teenagers. If you were in doubt of his History Major, look here.
    Dodger, quoting Jesse regarding the map in her room: "If there's a country I can't find on a map, it's probably because they've changed their name since I learned about it."
    • He has a plaque given to him by his former school district as being rated the best history teacher in it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He's mentioned random non gameplay-related tangents during Let's Plays as being one of his pet peeves, which TotalBiscuit reminds him half of their Video Game/Terraria series is basically that.
  • Identical Stranger: A rare Real Life example. It was discussed in the 6th podcast that Jesse and Simon Lane are eerily similar in looks.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming:
    • All of the Dishonored videos are titled with a "Dis-" prefix. It culminates in the finale - "DIS is the End". Averted, however, in the DLC, which has no such system. To be fair, by this point, Jesse has exhausted every possibility of "Dis-" prefixes.
    • Every episode of Far Cry 3 is named after an episode of LOST.
    • Every episode of his Let's Play series of Terraria with TotalBiscuit is subtitled "Jesse is bad at [X]".
  • I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: Jesse plays with this in Diablo III, questioning why anyone would want to live in a place called the Fields of Misery.
    Jesse as father: Come on kids, we're moving to the Fields of Misery!
    As kids: Yay!!
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Meeuwes during their Payday: The Heist series.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Jesse drops them on occasions.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • He keeps calling Ghostz_eu 'Comrade Creeper' when his avatar is essentially a communist slime. Ghostz used to correct him before but now has given up. He still refers to Lewis' avatar, the same but in a lab coat, as "Dr. Slime", and upon the Fridge Logic being pointed out to him in an episode, it's become evident that he's continuing to do it to prompt angry buttclenches from many of the viewers.
    • He also calls Derkeethus "Lizzie", due to his apperance.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Much to the butt-clenching of fans and friends alike (either for too much of this or too little), Jesse plays his characters this way. See his Let's Play of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Witcher 2, RAGE, Skyrim, Dishonored... actually, see any playthrough with a looting system.
  • Large Ham: After all, he is CRIMNOX THE SORCERER!
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Jesse is actually a professional voice actor (having around 4 notable voice personas with the rest being a mashup from them or movie references).
  • Misplaced Nationalism: Invoked and parodied by the crew (especially the RPG Makers), because of how there's just as many Europeans as Americans working together. Even though they're all good friends having fun, there's very likely to be some mention of another country followed by pointing and laughing. Especially Denmark and America.
  • Missing Episode: The three lost Terraria videos. All of them had the videos lost (the second and third by accidental deletion on TB's part) but the audio saved, and TB has released the second and third lost episodes (meant to be before episode 32) as an audio podcast. The first one, meant to be before episode 13, has not been released, according to TB the audio is so corrupted it's irreparable.
  • Moment Killer: Whenever Dodger and Strippin have a cute moment, he tends to comment "GAAAAAAAYYYYY!"
  • National Stereotypes:
    • Numerous are played with. Especially prominent in the RPG Makers series, where half the on-screen cast is from America and an increasing majority are from mainland Europe: they will jibe on stereotypes, such as Omzit demanding that Jesse "give him his money" because of America's debt.
    • Jesse in return has an exaggerated "Durka durka"-type voice impression of Sweden, Holland, Finland, and even Germany.
    • Also includes self-lampooning, such as Mike's legendary ironic phrase "Trust us, we're Americans."
  • Nazi Grandpa: Omzit's great-grandfather.
  • Neologism: Jesse has a habit of making up words then when told that's not actually a word, he will usually respond "It is now!", optionally adding a Trade Snark or telling people on the internet to make it a thing.
  • Non-Indicative Name: While OMFGCata obviously stood for "OMFG + Cataclysm", the channel has since expanded into general gaming content, with World of Warcraft content eventually fading out. As Jesse has posted on his FAQ on top of the channel box, OMFGCata stands solely for World of Warcraft in the same way that TotalHalibut is about fishing. It has now been extended to, as of the second Game Station Podcast, "One Moderately Funny Gamer Constantly Annoying Those Around."
  • Older than They Look:
    • Jesse is, unbelievably enough, a 33 year old man who still keeps in step with teenagers today on internet fads. Lampshaded by TotalBiscuit, who is 30 and still more mature than Jesse, in their Terraria Let's Play.
    • Further Lampshaded in the 6th Podcast, when Jesse comments that TB sounds like an old man reminiscing on the old days of online play, TB snarks that among he, Jesse and Let's Play/Simon together, he's the youngest male there.
    • Jesse has started transcending into Man Child territory with the 8th podcast, when he showcased a video by Lucahjan that contained nothing but testicle jokes, and TB starts questioning his maturity.
    Tag Line: Jesse Cox, he's hip to the kids!
  • One of Us: He refers to Real Is Brown in the first episode of his Omikron: The Nomad Soul LP.
  • Only Sane Man: Jesse himself acts as this, surprisingly, when put together with Clint Hackleman from Myndflame, Chiib and Trish from Co-Dependent, and Crendor, although he occasionally slips back into his usual quirky self. Footage here and here cements it.
  • Parodies of Fire: In Episode 27 of his Dead Space 2 playthrough.
  • Patriotic Fervour: Briefly becomes a patriotic, bomb-throwing Texan in his Terraria series.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Invoked. Apparently the main reason that TotalBiscuit puts up with Jesse is comedic relief, mainly in the latter's funny voices and tangents.
  • Rage Quit: There is only one game that he considers to have ever truly quit, and that is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. And by the time the game footage cuts out to Jesse's explanation (In which he spoils the game so don't go looking for it if you want to learn for yourself) as to why it is over he's completely furious. The last episode of the three part series is appropriately named "THEN WHAT'S THE F*$#ING POINT?!"
  • Rated M for Manly: the opening sequence for this series
  • Running Gag:
    • Can you hit a lick on some brick and go ham on it?
    • Meeuwes has diamonds on his neck, bitch. Seen mostly in his Minecraft skin.
    • Danish?!
    • Omzit and his supposed diet of shark balls.
    • Cloud McLongfoot.
    • '"Oooh! My butthole is so clenched with anger!"' invoked
    • Jesse's and TotalBiscuit's ineptitude with explosives in their Terraria Let's Play.
    • Jesse constantly falling to his death in Terraria. Especially after TB got a Lucky Horseshoe that he had earlier promised to give to Jesse to prevent such occurances.
    • When he was doing videos of the Worgen starting zone in the Cataclysm beta, any mention or meeting with Darius Crowley is accompanied by a clip of "MISTER CROOOOOOOOWWLEY" *bum bum bum* Later on, in any number of different videos on a variety of games, Jesse would break out a verbal "MISTER CROOOOOOOOWWLEY! BUM BUM BUM!" whenever the name "Crowley" makes an appearance.
    • "Oh, Garlic! I can use that for crafting!"
    • His playthrough of Dead Space had him jumping in fright whenever the other two crew members contacted him, eventually driving him to scream "STOP DOING THAT!" at one of them when it happened for the umpteenth time.
  • Rule34 Creator Reactions: Jesse knows there is Rule 34 about him and TB, and his response: Write more and add tentacles and Warcraft females. TB's response, meanwhile, is a Flat "What." and declaration of losing the will to live (more-so than usual with Jesse).
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Jesse in his Amnesia: The Dark Descent Let's Play, starting at part 20.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Basically the whole Terraria series with TB, and a significant portion of the Saints Row series with Crendor. Ironically, Jesse claims these are his pet peeve when watching gameplay videos, since he thinks the game should be the focus instead of just a background for whatever you feel like talking about.
  • Self-Deprecation: The 6th podcast (a.k.a. the one with Let's Play/Simon), Jesse wholeheartedly declares that that episode was his 'last day on the internet', himself as 'the American Simon', and that [to Simon] "I'll never be better than you!!" Oh, come on, you know he's lying!
  • Serial Escalation:
    • Just look at the progress that has been made in the RPG Makers series.
    • Jesse intends to do everything there is to do in Skyrim. His response to those who doubt him? Bitch, please, I'm doing everything.
  • Shock and Awe: If there's a skill/spell in a game that lets you use lightning, most likely Jesse will be using it. And he will say UNLIMITED! POWAAAAH!
  • Shout-Out: Mentions that Freddy, Jason, both Alien and Predator, and even the sharks that ate Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea can climb ladders when the Co-Dependent girls ask what monsters can in his Amnesia: The Dark Descent Let's Play, part 20.
  • Shown Their Work: Jesse knows quite a bit of American history while playing BioShock Infinite. He notes that the "Battle of Wounded Knee" was really a massacre of innocent families, and is able to name a great deal of presidents when he encounters the Patriot Heavy Hitters.
    • Worth noting he knows these things having been a history teacher in the past.
  • Sore Loser: Jesse does NOT take defeat well. He has stated many times that the primary reason he refuses to play competitive games is because it stresses him beyond tolerable levels and that losing, especially in front of an audience, makes him incredibly depressed.
  • SpaceX: Used in the description for his Dead Space series, and occasionally used for some of the enemies in the game. The first game features "space babies" and "space butt" prominently, and the sequel adds "space raptors".
    • Let's not forget the great Space Butterfly. May its wings flap eternally, as it dreams the world we live in.
  • Special Guest:
    • In the "Eye of the Creeper" video, SlyFoxHound (from Machinima Realm) drops by to offer Jesse some advice on Minecraft. And also to blow up his shanty. Later, Sly pops in on an RPG Makers Minisode, only to get shot at by arrows as the crew test out their newly trapped puzzles.
    • The Yogscast did as well for one episode, also trying to give Jesse Minecraft advice.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Felicia Day. Leads to a Crowning Moment of Funny when they meet on the 27th Game Station podcast.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: Jesse manages to be both sides of this with different people - he plays the wise guy to TotalBiscuit's straight man, but also plays the straight man to Crendor's wise guy. Lampshaded in the 17th podcast with all three people mentioned above as guests.
    TB (Inquiring about Jesse and Crendor's Saint's Row LP): Who gets to play the incompetent one and who gets to be the douchebag?
    Jesse: Oh, oh! I'm you! I'm YOU!
    TB: Oh.
    Jesse: I dunno how it happened, I became you!
    TB: This is how the pyramid works...
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: His UFO Commander song, which was made by splicing a bunch of voice clips from his Game Dev Tycoon playthrough and setting it to very catchy music.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Tries to invoke this in his and TotalBiscuit's Terraria playthrough, in which he attracts the attention of a Wyvern and tries to make it kill TB. It doesn't work.
  • Take a Third Option: Invoked brilliantly at the climax of Deus Ex: Human Revolution's The Missing Link DLC: When presented the final choice of diverting gas to save the scientist or the prisoners, Jesse reasons out that one could simply shoot the gas-dispersal method after wandering around brainstorming.
  • Tempting Fate:
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Pretty much defines Jesse's attitude to playing Dead Space.
    • After the first big jump scare in the introduction movie.
    "OH SHIT! *Hysterical laughter* Ohhhh, fudge. *Laughs* Ohhh my god, are you kidding me? You guys suck, I hope you understand that."
  • Too Dumb to Live: In Amnesia: The Dark Descent part 22, Jesse tries to climb inside of and close the doors of an iron maiden. And then he tries to do it again so that he could read the text that appears upon clicking on the thing normally. Not 5 minutes later, he tries to jump inside of a brass bull. Lampshaded by the Co-Dependent girls on both occasions.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Totalbiscuit's Terraria playthrough, for the first thirty-one episodes he is less advanced than TB, having a double jump in comparison to TB's grappling hook, no mana, and less awesome gear. Over the course of the two lost episodes in between 31 and 32, Jesse gains 40 mana points, an Orb of Light spell, and rocket boots and a lightsaber.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After drinking way too much Irn Bru! that was sent from a fan in the 39th The Game Station Podcast. #worsejesse
    • Also during Dodger's 12 hour live-stream where Jesse declared war against Dodger. Which led to Crendor, Myndflame, TotalBiscuit, and Husky being casualties of war. Completely Played for Laughs but some people took it too seriously.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Seeing the trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII sends him into one during TGS Podcast #39
  • The Uriah Gambit: Jesse attempts one of these in Part 34 of his Terraria Let's Play, luring a Wyvern into combat in an effort to kill TotalBiscuit. This being Jesse, however, it backfires, with the Wyvern murdering Jesse twice and wreaking havoc within the duo's base.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a few but the most prominent is "And that's a thing"; other members of Polaris like TotalBiscuit and Dodger seem to have picked it up from him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • Jesse with TotalBiscuit. Even his video announcing him joining The Game Station mentioned how he hated TB.
    • Jesse has a one-sided "love" of Trish. They are genuinely friends though, or so they say...
  • Why Did It Have To Be Sharks: Jesse. HATES. Sharks. According to him, it most likely comes from an incident very early in his childhood, one of the earliest memories he has in fact, where a babysitter plunked him down in front of a movie so she could talk to her boyfriend or something. Said movie was Jaws 2.
  • Wise Guy:
  • Your Mom: Subverted in the "Clint, Cox, and Crendor Play Diablo III" video.
    Crendor: Who're you talking to?
    Jesse: Your momma!
    Crendor: ...what'd she say?
    Jesse: ...she'll be home soon. She loves you.

"And as always...to be continued."
MISTER CROOOOOOOOWWLEY
Husky StarcraftCreator/PolarisJoshJepson
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alternative title(s): Jesse Cox; OMFG Cata; OMFG Cata; Jesse Cox
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