Web Video: The Completionist

My name is Jirard "Dragonrider" Khalil, and I am... The Completionist.

The Completionist is part of the That One Video Gamer community.

Jirard "Dragonrider" Khalil is The Completionist, an internet reviewer who is partnered with Polaris. His show is the flagship show for his own community, That One Video Gamer. Every week, he completes a game 100% and then reviews it, detailing the quality of the game overall, and whether or not the payoff is worth the hours spent on completing it. Jirard is usually joined by his producer and partner in crime, Greg Wilmot, The Mediocre-ist, who provides much of the comic relief and later with Alex Faciane of "The Dex". Refreshingly, Jirard uses very little (if any) profanity in his reviews, making them reasonably family friendly, as well as informative and entertaining. As the series continues, the reviews become much more plot-focused, with Wham Episodes and Cliffhangers galore.

His reviews are divided into the following segments: Story, Presentation, Gameplay, Final Level, The Struggle and the Completion Bonus, before Jirard gives his final "Completionist Rating".

All four seasons (so far) of the show can be watched from start to finish here.

In November of 2012, Jirard and Alex started a spin-off show named Super Beard Bros, which was later rebranded "Super Beard Bros. Deluxe" when Greg joined the two. The show was called a "journalistic approach to Let's Plays". In 2013, the show was cancelled, and its run was ended in early 2014, after month of delayed episodes. However, the show was rebooted entirely in April of 2014. The show now consists of subseries where they look at certain aspects of gaming, along with the regular Super Beard Bros. Let's Plays. For more information, see Super Beard Bros.

Since then, the brand name "That One Video Gamer", while originally only used for those two shows, has become a collection of web series, including "Super Bunny Hop", "Satchbag's Goods", "The Dex", "The TOVG Podcast" and even a Completionist-themed comic. The official site, which serves as a hub of sorts for all TOVG series can be found here.

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This show provides examples of:

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  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jirard, his dog and Greg deliver one to Sneak King before burning it. It involved The People's Elbow.
  • Overly Long Gag: Many, thanks to Greg:
    • Basically all of the "But Beardman!" sections, but most notably in "Sonic 3 and Knuckles".
    Greg: But Beardman! SEGA stopped making consoles since the Dreamcast. Why are they still a company? Haven't they made like 150 Sonic games? Why is he blue? Is Tails into dudes? What's an echidna? How old is Sonic? Why is Doctor Robotnik weird? What the hell is Team Chaotix? What if Sonic and Mario fought? Smash Brothers! I didn't know Sonic liked sports— Mario vs Sonic at the Olympics. Sonic is a werewolf? Why is Sonic in Agrabah? Aliens! BIG THE CAT!
    • In "Sonic Adventure":
    Greg: But this is America! Home of baseball! Apple pies! Hamburgers! Shoes! ...Backwards hats! Candy necklaces! Post-it notes! Tissue paper! Twist-ties! ...Metronomes! ..Ch—... Cheese! ...And... Ovens! AMERICA!
  • Once an Episode: When introducing the game of the week, Greg will say "BUT BEARDMAN!" before asking some silly (but sometimes interesting) questions. He's supposedly predicting what the video's comments section will be saying. Lampshaded in the Breaking Bad episode, which Greg is absent for due to his wedding. Jirard takes this role in the Mediocre-ist episodes by saying to Greg, "But Clean-Shavedman!"
    • At the end of the episode, Jirard will ask viewers to "FaceTwitTambleGram" him before saying "Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to do X".
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Jirard and Greg both have it for Catherine with a C in the Catherine review.
    • Comes to a head in the Yoshi's Island review, where Jirard falls into a depression over her, binging on Chex Mix.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Jirard's dog which occasionally makes an appearance.
  • Rule of Three: From the Shovel Knight episode.
    Greg: YOU! You measly turnips are no match for my shovel! Onions quiver at the sight of my spade! Also, a third clever vegetable reference!
  • Running Gag: Oh so many. A few memorable examples include...
    • BUT BEARDMAN!Appearances 
    • It's Neeko! The Price-Gouging Cat!Appearances 
    • Gitches, with Old Man Snitches!Appearances 
    • BEARS!Appearances 
    • Shirraco, the Laser Clown!Appearances 
    • BIG THE CAT!, whose existence Jirard desperately tries to gloss over in "Sonic Adventure".Appearances 
    • Greg’s insanity being fuelled by his addiction to smoothies.Appearances 
    • Clean your room, America.Appearances 
    • Getting sandwiches has popped each episode since Greg's return in the Jumping Flash! review.Appearances 
    • Time Out (with Greg)!Appearances 
    • "So Jirard, you ever going to do the Mario All-Stars pack?"Appearances 
  • Sanity Slippage: Jirard, during the X4 review, as a direct consequence of Greg managing to beat Red Dead Redemption in the previous episode.
    • Jirard goes through this again during "Breaking Bad" when Greg leaves and Jirard is led to believe that all of Netflix is a game, and successfully tries to complete it.
  • The Stinger: Occasionally pops up to introduce next week's game. A notable example at the end of the Sonic Adventure 2 Battle episode, with Jirard tossing and turning in bed, agonizing over which game to do next for Sequels Month... Then Greg appears behind him, and simply says... "BEARS!", indicating that they've chosen Banjo Tooie.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: It appears as a Running Gag for (fittingly) the review of the Trope Namer.
  • Wham Line:
    Jirard: Wait... you completed a game?! But you're the Mediocre-ist... That means if you're the Mediocre-ist, what does that make me?
    Greg: Well, you're still the Completionist.
    Jirard: Who am I? I gotta be someone else... I can't be the Completionist anymore... Means I gotta be the Comportionist... Tell you how to eat... How to eat your two thousand calories worth of daily intake...
    • "Super Mario 64" has two, both in onscreen text:
    Dark spirit n00bhunter1138 has invaded!
    The Completionist died.
    Jirard: This game should BURN IN HELL.
  • Wham Episode: Any of the reviews that are focussed on plot become these compared to the normal reviews.
    • "Super Meat Boy": Jirard completes the game at long last, but not without dying in the process. Greg valiantly takes over the show, declaring himself the Mediocre-ist. Luckily it turns out that Jirard had just passed out, but this episode still marked the birth of the Mediocre-ist.
    • "Red Dead Redemption": Greg actually completes Red Dead Redemption, and Jirard goes completely insane as a result, abandoning his "Completionist" persona completely.
    • "Megaman X4": As Jirard's review becomes less and less coherent, he eventually goes into "Beard Hibernation Mode", rendering him completely frozen and unresponsive. However, when Greg attempts (and fails) the first level of Megaman X4, Jirard breaks out of his comatose state and, after regrowing his beard, gets ready for a second season, becoming The Completionist once more.