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* Except in the first few episodes, which use quite a lot of offensive content. Thankfully, a "remastered" version of the first episode (which was the worst offender) has been release, replacing some of the more tasteless/dated humour and censoring the remaining swearing. in his reviews, making them reasonably family friendly, as well as informative and entertaining. As the series continues, the reviews become much more plot-focussed, with Wham Episodes and Cliffhangers galore.His reviews are divided into the following segments: Story* An introduction to the game's plot and characters, Presentation* A look at the game's graphics and music, Gameplay* A look at the game's gameplay and controls, Final Level* Detailing the final level and boss in a spoiler-heavy but skippable section, The Struggle* A look at how hard the process of completing the game is, added in Season 2 and the Completion Bonus* A look at the bonus received for achieving 100% Completion, anything from a secret weapon, to a new game mode, before Jirard gives his final "Completionist Rating"* On a rating scale as follows:"Complete It", "Finish It", "Play It", "Look At It", "Burn It".All three 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.
A Day in the Limelight: All of the episodes involving The Mediocre-ist ("TMNT", "Pokemon Snap", "Red Dead Redemption") are this for Greg, usually serving to showcase how bad he is at gaming, except "Red Dead Redemption", in which he fully completed the game 100%, leading to Jirard's Heroic BSOD in the Season 1 finale.
All Men Are Perverts: Greg falls into this more often than Jirard. Though Jirard is far from immune.
Jirard: ... Can I touch your boobs?
Anachronic Order: Not the show itself, but over the course of the series, Jirard has reviewed the first four Megaman X games (X, X2, X3 and X4) out of order, as Episode 1, 71, 99 and 41 respectively.
In "Pokemon", Jirard and Alex both wear shirts with colours matching the games they are playing (Red and Yellow respectively). Then Greg walks in, wearing a black shirt despite the fact that he is playing Blue Edition. Jirard and Alex get extremely angry at him, since Alex had to buy a yellow shirt specifically for the occasion. At the end of the episode, Greg can briefly be seen wearing the same shirt with a piece of paper reading "Blue Shirt" taped onto it.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) 100th episode special, the side story involving the office trying to free Jirard from the game case brings them to contact the Continue? crew; they decide to not help, claiming Jirard owes Josh twenty dollars. Fast-forward to when Greg tries to convince Jirard to not complete the game's DLC...
Greg: You don't have to do this! You don't owe this game anything! You don't own ANYONE anything, except for ME a party hat... and Josh twenty bucks.
"Red Dead Redemption": Jirard goes insane when Greg actually manages to complete Red Dead Redemption, calling himself "The Comportionist".
"Super Mario 64": A mysterious figure appears behind Jirard and backstabs him, trapping him inside Dark Souls.
"Spyro The Dragon": Jirard storms off, fed up of Greg making fun of the wings he's wearing due to a lost bet. Then the Xbox 360 that trapped Jirard in Dark Souls appears behind Greg and traps him inside Conker's Bad Fur Day.
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Blind reviews are indicated by the thumbnail of his videos being purple, whereas games he has played in the past already are blue. Yellow indicates that the review is a special of some kind (so far only used for Halloween specials Banjo-Kazooie and Dead Space, as well as Final Fantasy VII Month) and turquoise means the game is part of a collection pack.
In his 100,000-subscriber special, Jirard gets invaded and stabbed in the back before he can finish his review of Super Mario 64 and ends up inside of Dark Souls, a game that never ends. In the next episode, after Greg stabs Jirard's Xbox, he comes back to reality to give his final rating for Super Mario 64.
Heroic RROD: Parodied in the Super Meat Boy episode. Jirard beats the game, and collapses, presumably dead. Greg prepares to take over the show and do the outro... When Jirard wakes up, having just taken a nap. Greg carries on regardless.
Played straight in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) episode Jirard beats the game's DLC, but at a high cost - he is wiped of all of his memories and starts roaming the earth.
Important Haircut: In the God of War episode, Jirard discovers and opens Pandora's Box. Inside is an enchanted razor which shaves his beard into a goatee resembling Kratos'. In addition, when competing in the King of the Web campaign, Jirard shaved his head, causing Greg to refer to him as "King Baldman" for the rest of the month.
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".
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.
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.
"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.