Berserk Button: While in Ring of Honor it was messing with Daizee Haze, after the two were paired together by IWC, ICW and IWA Mid-South. Delirious's feud with Rhett Titus began when Rhett claimed to have filmed himself having sex with her. It was later shown how far gone Delirious was when he didn't care about Haze being hurt anymore but he eventually turned on the stable after Jimmy Jacobs attacked her, showing he was back to his old self.
"Age Of The Fall is falling down! I was lost but now I'm found!"
Bookends: The Irish Luchador Billy McNeil was his first and final opponent in Gateway... if you count the Dynamo Pro GCW reunion show (otherwise his final match was against Dingo). Delirious won the first but lost the last.
Character Filibuster: During their fourth match tiebreaker at IWA Mid-south No Blood, No Guts, No Glory '05 CM Punk talked about IWA M-S being "His house" which caused Delirious to go off on Punk for two straight minutes.
Clothing Damage: His first mask was ripped by Matt Sydal, who turned Delirious's own stake against him in GCW. His next mask was torn in a ladder match with Jimmy Jacobs for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight championship. His first challenge for Bryan Danielson's ROH title was stopped by the referee to Delirious's torn mask (and skin)
Color Motif: Started with a blueish green tail on a black and white mask but then settled on the on green and black getup he would become best known for until when he was forced to join the BDK and wear white again. He wore red during his feud with the Hangmen 3 and was forced to wear black by The Order Of The Neo-solar Temple, while encouraged to wear black in Age Of The Fall. Silver was added to the usual design in Incoherence.
Confusion Fu: TNA played up his offense this way, his fighting style has been called "unpredictable scientific virtuoso".
Continuity Nod: He retains his dislike of all the wrestlers he feuded with in previous promotions he worked for, even if they have no current kayfabe reason to be against each other. Especially if it is Evan Bourne.
Cool Teacher: Ring of Honor has promoted him as such when advertising for their school.
Crazy Consumption: He's been known to try and eat unattended food or drink out of containers left behind by fans if he happens to end up outside of the ring during matches. There were apparently no bugs are the NWA Wildside arena because Delirious at them all. In IWA Mid-South, commentator Jim Fannin would urge him to "eat the air". In Ring Of Honor, he had been seen chewing on the ring ropes and once tried to eat the tassels hanging off his own mask!
"Bah, Bah, Bah, Bah!" It seems to be something he screamed at a Gateway event that the GCW faithful started yelling at him ever since, quickly spreading to many other promotions. In Chikara Delirious adopted it as his battle cry against UltraMantis Black.
The ROH bots had a tendency to chant "You got cock blocked" at Delirious while he was feuding with Rhett Titus.
Distaff Counterpart: Delirious brought out a woman who would be dubbed "Shelirious" wearing a replica of his mask in order to mess with CM Punk. It was Daizee Haze
Do Not Call Me Paul: Yeah, Delirious would not be very happy if he read the title of his trope page.
The Dragon: In The Age of the Fall. He and MsChif would alternate between being the big bad and the dragon of Diablic Khaos. (If Delirious asserted himself, she would 'listen', otherwise they mostly followed MsChif's plans)
Dreadlock Warrior: His mask has attachments meant to look this way, although his first mask had "hair" that was more like a ponytail.
Ear Ache: Delirious bit Adam Pearce's ear to get back at being stapled by him.
He did briefly put aside his differences with Matt Sydal to challenge the Iron Saints for the IWA-MS tag team titles but they went back to being enemies after this. Matt Sydal and Daizee Haze did keep Fast Eddie from interfering when Delirious and Jimmy Rave were the last two wrestlers in the NWA Super Indy Elimination match, so there was precedent for it. They also teamed up against the Briscoes at Ring Of Honor's Survival Of The Fittest but immediately went back to fighting each other once that was done.
Also in Ring Of Honor with Jerry Lynn because of mutual enemy Rhett Titus
Et Tu, Brute?: A brief case of it regarding MsChif when she accidentally hit Delirious with a cookie sheet at GCW Adults F-N Only 3 he took it as a shocking betrayal. This lead to an exchange of moves capped off by colliding drop kicks and simultaneous head spring kip ups that got standing applause...for heels. She kicked him in the crotch at the end of the match, reflexively, while he was trying to help her up from behind.
Extreme Melee Revenge: After taking up the color red, this became his calling card. Jimmy Jacobs encouraged Delirious to go beyond the what was necessary when getting revenge on Rhett Titus, in order to bring him into Age Of The Fall.
Evil Mentor: To the Batiri (Obariyon, Kodama and Kobald) for a while.
Fashionable Asymmetry: He wears more accessories on his left arm and the left side of his mask is more detailed. His Incoherence Mask has a silver lens over the left eye and an open right.
Finishing Move: Along with the to a bent over back splash (Shadows Over Hell, see below) Delirious also has the Bizarro Driver (Fisherman driver), Chemical Imbalance(pump handle driver), Chemical Imbalance II(double pump handle wheelbarrow driver-he called it Stem cell research in the NWA), Cobra Stretch(modified cobra clutch) and briefly the Praying Mantis Bomb (he was forced to use it)
Flipping the Bird: When questioned on Jimmy Jacobs during Edge Of Sanity: The Delirious Story, Delirious's response was to raise his middle finger, he then lowered it and apologized to the interviewer.
Friend to All Children: When Incoherence won the Chikara Campeon De Parejas, they brought in a bunch of kids to celebrate with them in the ring.
Funetik Aksent: Some GCW editor had fun with this after the promotion's signature match, the light heavyweight four way dance, could not happen at Adults F-N Only 7, because Billy McNeil was beaten down by Delirious and Outtkast prior.
At From Zero to Hero (& Castagnoli), Delirious ended his and Hallowicked's promo by referencing Booker T's infamous botched promo from WCW Spring Stampede 97 by saying, "Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, we coming for you, n-word!". Yes, Delirious said "n-word," not the actual word Booker had made the mistake of saying nine years earlier.
Along similar lines, CHIKARA refers to one of his signature moves, commonly known as Shadows Over Hell, as "Shadows Over Heck," or "Shadows Over Hades."
Improvised Weapon: Delirious reached outside the ring and grabbed a knick knack cabinet at GCW Adults F-N Only 2. This came back to bite Diabolic Khaos when Billy McNeil and Matt Sydal made use of its broken splinters.
In the Hood: In Ring Of Honor, starting with his switch to Red.
Jobber: This was his role in TNA, where he couldn't even beat other jobbers in dark matches, and dark matches is where he spent most of his time. This was also his role in Ring Of Honor better in the sense had more taped matches, worse in the sense that meant more people were seeing his losses, though it didn't really detract from Delirious's popularity. Eventually, Jim Cornette gave him a "win or be fired" ultimatum, which made Ricky Reyes his first ROH victory. After that, Delirious was allowed to win more ROH matches and became more of a jobber to the stars. Upon entry to the International Wrestling Cartel he was able to shed his jobber image almost completely.
Laughing Mad: Whenever Delirious has a tendency to talk to himself and chuckle during the parts of the match where he isn't taking any offense.
Man Bites Man: Delirious and Jimmy Jacobs degenerated into biting one another during their IWA M-S first blood match. Delirious was accused of being literal minded when he bit Cheeseburger at Elite Wrestling.
Maniac Tongue: Not all the time, but he has stuck his tongue out for no reasons several times. Sometimes there is one, such as Blowing a Raspberry to the camera or try to taste some food but usually it seems to be a spontaneous thing.
Mask of Power: According to his own site, Delirious lost his previous identity trying to emulate what they thought the mask represents but gained a sense of power and a false sense of security from it. If Chris Jericho is to be believed, he used to be an auctioneer.
No Sell: Delirious and Hallowicked no sold the chops of Chuck Taylor and Icarus, letting Friends In Similar Tights know they were going to have to work extra hard to retain their titles (which they did not)
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Delirious has never been treated like a complete joke, but after being broken out of his Brainwashed and Crazy status due to the Eye of Tyr, he has been stalking UltraMantis Black looking for revenge, and come across as a major threat.
One Steve Limit: Homicide and Samoa Joe have both wrestled in some of the same promotions as Delirious and have a move known as the face wash but while they repeatedly rubs their boot across a person's face, Delirious just touches them with his hand after sucking on it.
Out Of Character Is Serious Business: As a member of The Order Of The Neo-Solar Temple Delirious was not nearly as erratic or hyper active. Ares released him from Ultramantis Black's control he went back to his running, rambling self.
Paper-Thin Disguise: He tried to duplicate CM Punk's hide in the crowd spot by stealing an audience member's hat. Not only was this tactic questionable since CM Punk is used to using it himself but Delirious's mask with ropes dangling off it made it even more obvious.
Parts Unknown: "The Realm Of Insanity", "The Edge of Sanity," "Dante's Inferno", the closest thing he's been given to a tangible hometown is "The Swamps Of Florida."
Pass the Popcorn: At the GCW Adults F-N Only 6 Elimination match, Jack Adonis and Billy McNeil sat back and watched while Delirious and Dingo wrestled what amounted to an amateur match. Later in the match, McNeil and Delirious sat on the turnbuckles while Adonis broke chairs by power bombing Dingo on them, hitting Dingo with chairs of their own when he got close.
Poisonous Person: Delirious broke out a version of the mist called the "Red poison" against Hangmen 3, which seemed to temporarily close their airways so they could not breathe. This was revenge for them trying to hang him.
Diabolic Khaos was a power stable for part of its run when MsChif brought in Jackal and Cabal, the tag team known as Nightbreed. Cabal turned on the rest of the group and Jackal would not join Delirious and MsChif outside of GCW.
Put on a Bus: After becoming head booker he stopped wrestling for ROH, presumably to prevent any conflict of interest (which is something that people like Kevin Nash would have been wise to do in the past). After getting a win over Austin Aries in a steel cage, Delirious has since stopped regularly performing at ROH shows, usually only popping up for special events such as when he wrestled Colt Cabana in a match dedicated to the late Larry Sweeney or Jay Lethal in a match dedicated to the Ultimate Warrior.
In Gateway he had a rivalry with Diamond Back Dingo, whom he trained. Delirious also faced off with one of his own trainers, Kid Kash (the trainer/student dynamic was not mentioned very often in Gateway however)
He had a significant feud with Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) that started in Gateway but spread across several different organizations.
CM Punk specifically in IWA Mid-South. Punk's last match for the promotion was a one hour time limit draw with Delirious.
Tyler Black, in IWA Mid-South, FIP and Ring Of Honor in particular and particularly during the Age Of The Fall mess, where they seemed to alternated between friend and foe almost at random if you watched all three.
No matter how heated or personal his feuds with Jimmy Jacobs get, the two always seem to end up back on the same side, some way or another.
Austin Aries hasn't been a particular bitter enemy (though there was that time he kicked Deirious's throat in and that time he kidnapped Daizee Haze), but he has been a consistent one, perhaps surpassed only by Matt Sydal and Jimmy Jacobs in the amount of times they've faced each other, though they have worked together too in DP Associates. If Aries isn't #3 throughout the various promotions Delirious has been through, then it is probably Roderick Strong. Even Aries found Strong attacking an unconscious Delirious unconscionable.
Sanity Slippage: In Ring of Honor when Hangmen 3 stapled his mask to his face...he did not take it too well.
Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: While on commentary at GCW Adults F-N Only Sean Vincent who was expecting not to have to wrestle, took off his referee uniform to chants of "Put your shirt on." with five claps in between. Delirious sang along with them, and "sang" the claps.
Signature Move: In Vitro Fertilization (gut wrench cutter) Multiple corner clotheslines (Never ending story) Panic Attack (running knee to someone sitting in the corner), banana phone (small package)
Slasher Smile - Even as a face, there's something unsettling about Delirious's smile.
Stunned Silence: When Steven Prazak tried to interview Delirious, to get his thoughts on being the first NWA Wild Side Super Indy Challenge Champion, he got no response from the wide eyed Delirious, who he noticed was drooling, copiously. When Delirious eventually opened his mouth he still could not find any words.
Team Pet: To the BDK. Even acknowledged as this by the announcers due to Ares dragging him around with a chain around his neck.
Tournament Arc: Besides NWA Wildside's Super Indy Tournament in 2004, he was also in ROH's Survival of the Fittest in 2006 and the Ted Petty Invitational hosted by Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South. He's also won the International Wrestling Cartel's Super Indy 5 Tournament. He joined with Eddie Edwards to compete in the 2011 Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League held by Pro Wrestling NOAH.
Trash Talk: Large amounts of it, not that most people can understand or even realize he is doing so. After being freed from the eye of Tyr he did slow down enough so the audience can hear why the other guy is so upset, especially when Delirious was a rudo.
He tends to talk very fast and repeat himself a lot and while sometimes what he says doesn't actually resemble words, if you listen he is able to put his overall point across. That said, his team with Hallowicked and Frightmare was called Incoherence for a reason. Until he destroyed the Eye of Tyr at CHIKARA The Thirteenth Hat January 28, 2012, and shouted "I REMEMBER EVERYTHING!". He would speak intelligibly for the rest of his CHIKARA run, where he made clear that he wasn't happy about what he went through while brainwashed by it.
Even after the Eye of Tyr broke, Delirious's handwriting and typing remain unintelligible, even moreso than his speech used to be.
Use Your Head: His Sternum Headbutt, for starters. At GCW No Pain No Gain he countered Kid Kash's double under hook piledriver by bringing his head up between his legs.
Villainous Crush: Daizee Haze and Delirious did not start off as allies in GCW, incidentally, but she was made his 'translator' in ICW and Delirious eventually fell for her, though Haze preferred they stay "Just Friends". In Ring Of Honor he even found himself siding with her against his long time partner MsChif, though Jimmy Jacobs put him between them on purpose.
Weapon of Choice: A wooden stake in GCW. The green mist everywhere. He brought the stake back in IWA Mid-South to use on Jimmy Jacobs in a first blood match.
Would Hit a Girl: If he was going to be true to the Ultimate Warrior, he had to go after "Sherri" at the ROH tribute show. Also when he was a part of Age Of The Fall, Delirious would attack women at Jimmy Jacob's command. Outside of those roles, Delirious is a lot more reluctant. His solution to Mike Bennets meddling manager Maria was just to kiss her, for example.
You Taste Delicious: Delirious started pulling out and eating referee Don Matthew's hair in his Elite Wrestling debut.