No, not those guys.The Zeldathon Team is a group of gamers who play the Legend of Zelda games for charity (and sometimes other games as well.) They are located in Pennsylvania and host marathons twice (or more!) a year, one in winter and one in summer.So far they have had twelve marathons:
Zeldathon For Charity - Raised $300.00
Zeldathon for the American Cancer Society - $3,322.18
Skypeathon by the Zeldathon Team for Child's Play - $5.01
Zeldathon for the American Diabetes Association - $4,001.00
Amusing Injuries - The viewers could donate to have Alex get punched in various areas depending on the amount donated. This resulted in a lot or arm punches, chest punches and one Groin Attack.
This was one of the themes of the Punishment system introduced in Zeldathon for Child's Play. People could make the team do various things depending on the amount donated, like having a Shout-Out, or having the Zeldathoners dance. One time, Mike got so much slaps in the face that it was completely numb. Mike later got his revenge though.
When they were aiming to meet a $15,000 goal for Child's Play, Silver was slapped repeatedly too. One chat member figured that it would be around 65 or so slaps in order to make it.
Andy: And down goes the Swede.
Subverted during Lives when MC Gamer tripped and injured his knee, and had to be taken to hospital to get crutches and a cast on it. The chatroom had to be locked down to prevent mass hysteria as thousands of fans wanted to know what had happened and wanted to wish him well.
Also during the Zeldathon for Child's Play, Mike, Andy, MC, and Silver had to be slapped, so they coordinated the 4-Way Slap: Mike slapped Andy who then slapped Silver who then slapped MC who then slapped Mike, and then back around.
Also, Ezlo from Minish Cap is a hate object of Silver's
Brief Accent Imitation - While playing Twilight Princess during Zeldathon for Child's Play, Mike proceeded to voice act for many of the characters. The accents ranged from British to Australian to just a really high squeaky voice for the villain.
Charissa also voiced Midna for a little while, and Mike was very freaked out by it when she started.
Silver voiced Ghirahim during Zeldathon Lives to very humorous results.
Crowning Moment of Funny - Randy would dance to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance in a skirt if $1000 was raised before midnight of the second day. They did.
During Zeldathon for Child's Play, about 3 hours before midnight of the 5th day, Andy brought up a challenge that he had planned a few days before. Specifically, that he would dress up as the Great Fairy from Ocarina of Time if the donations reached $10,000 before midnight. Cue 1,000 dollars being raised in those three hours, of which a quarter of that was raised in the last 15 MINUTES.
Dance Party Ending - After Mike conquered the Cave of Ordeals in Twilight Princess, during the Zeldathon for Child's Play.
Some of the donation incentives during Zeldathon Lives and St. Jude were to have a 'couch dance party'.
Knee-capping - MC Gamer is put temporarily out of action during Lives when he badly injures his knee after tripping on something and has to go to the hospital. He returns a few hours later with a pair of crutches and a cast.
Large Ham - Silver. Oh my Gardevoir, Silver. Oh, and MC too.
Planet of Hats - The ratio of people wearing hats at Zeldathon is almost 1:1, and with various types of hats as well.
Self-Imposed Challenge - During Zeldathon: Child's Play, not only did Silver do a 3-heart run of Minish Cap, he did its first dungeon blindfolded (being guided by MC), the second dungeon upsidedown and the third dungeon wearing a Steve-head.
The subject of quite a few punishments that involved the player playing the next room with the controller by their head, while blindfolded, while upside down, or with one hand. Or several of them simultaneously.
Shout outs also was a punishment for Zeldathon: Child's Play and subsequent ones so far.
Song Parody - A very large donation was received requesting MC to sing Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". The issue was that they couldn't have copyrighted content on the stream, but MC recalled that parodies fall under fair use.
MC: I want your donations, as long as they're free. I want your cash. Cash, cash, cash!
Tempting Fate - If viewers could raise $27,000 for Zeldathon Water before the game was finished, Mike was to do another 3 heart run of the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Cave of Ordeals. He confidently said raising the remaining $7,000 during a single game had never been and wouldn't be done. 12 hours later, he got to eat his words.
Nearing the end of Zeldathon Water, Mike agreed to dancing with his shirt off if they could get the total to $45,000 before the stream ended. Cue viewers raising the remaining $2,000 in about 10 minutes.
Quite a few times during Zeldathon Lives, including early in the morning when Mike challenged that he would do the Cave of Ordeals (as always) if they broke the total of Zeldathon Water. This was when they were already a few dungeons into Twilight Princess. Their donations at the time they brought it up? $35,000. And they did it. note With the help of at least two $1,000 dollar donors.
Mike: Come on guys, we are still $10,000 away from reaching the goal for Cave of Ordeals! Make me eat my words!