YMMV: Chuggaaconroy


  • Accidental Innuendo:
    • Frequently, which is especially funny because he has many very young fans who would never even notice - if he didn't stop to dwell on the innuendo he'd just made every single time.
    • At one point, he claimed that he makes too many innuendos in general, especially in Real Life, and would start trying to cut back - but he was back at it again in the very next video.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Many of the later bosses in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga ended up going down in one or two turns due to the Brothers' powerful stats and equipment, especially the last battle with Fawful, who even Chugga admitted is usually That One Boss.
  • Arc Fatigue: Some viewers felt this way about Xenoblade. A number of fans were happy that they could experience a game that can be difficult to get ahold of, but due to a number of unannounced hiatuses and the fact that Chugga did his usual 100% Completion on a game much bigger than any other he's LPed, some were worn out.
  • Archive Panic: At a whopping 117 VIDEOS (this is after YouTube removed its time limit), his Xenoblade playthrough certainly takes the cake (and 17 of those are just bonus episodes). Upping the ante is the fact that each video ranges from 10 minutes to nearly an hour.
  • Awesome Music:
    • At the ends of his Majora's Mask videos, he features a ZREO remix of a song from the game relevant to the events of the episode. And, in general, he tends to pick pretty good music whenever he needs to speed up footage or make a montage, often using rock covers of video game music by CarboHydroM and CSGuitar89.
    • He also points out game music he considers to be examples of this trope.
    • He really likes Miror B.'s music from Pokémon Colosseum.
    • He considers the music in Jolly Roger Bay from Super Mario 64 as one of the best songs he has ever heard.
    • He considers the star shooter music in Kirby's Epic Yarn to be the most uplifting music ever.
  • Broken Base: Fan response to his Sonic Colors was rather mixed, which he mentioned in one of the last episodes of that LP. Complaints ranged from how Chuggaaconroy is wasting time on a non-Nintendo game, Chugga's lack of skill regarding the game, to Chugga choosing to do Colors when there are far superior Sonic games out there.
    • Either Xenoblade Chronicles was Chugga's best LP, or his worst LP.
    • Pango and Croque ended up being his least popular villagers in his New Leaf LP, however many also feel he unfairly chose them as the designated bad guys of the village after bad first impressions and at times had to bend over backwards to keep that narrative going. To anyone that knows how the Animal Crossing games and AI work, his treatment of them is actually very unfair, as what the villagers say is completely random and beyond their control, which he even brings up in regard to Pango in episode 40, saying that he didn't want to talk about the personality types feeling that it would make the animals seem too artificial. Even taking this into account that one is supposed to treat the villagers as real, some still feel he treated them a bit unfairly, as he seemed to be either intentionally twisting whatever they say to be as negative as possible, or that he was legitimately being too sensitive, on several occasions even shooting Croque down whenever he actually attempted to befriend Emile.
    • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was a rather quick LP because of how powerful Chugga has made the Mario Bros. Some wish he'd try impair himself to drag it out a bit more, while others (particularly those who lost interest in Xenoblade) are grateful for the pacing.
  • Creepy Awesome: His profile icon during Majora's Mask, and his one for Pokémon Emerald to a lesser extent.
  • Discredited Meme:
    • Steve the Trooper. Chugga hasn't named any Pikmin Steve in his Pikmin 2 LP, and heavily implies that he is tired of all the fan attention the throwaway gag got. Though he indirectly made jokes about him during the LP, even in the finale. This trope is officially Zig Zagged. Chugga now acknowledges Steve exists, but he has a spirited reaction when someone other than himself (usually ProtonJon) brings it up. He ends up bringing the meme up again in his Pokémon Emerald LP when he ends up fighting PokéManiac Steve, especially after this exchange:
    Steve: Don't forget what you've done to me! I'll make it so you can't forget!
    Chugga: ...Oh my God! HE'S OUT TO GET ME! HE WANTS TO GET REVENGE ON ME FOR HOPING HE WOULD DIE! NOOOOOOOO! HE'S FOREVER REGISTERED IN MY CELL PHONE! Ahhh...we found a Carbos, that'll raise overall speed...oh my God, I gotta start sleeping with one eye open...
    • "D'OH I MISSED" also seems to have somewhat slipped into this territory, since Chugga has barely said it for a while and when he does say it, he sounds a bit reluctant.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Steve the red Leaf Pikmin for being a trooper once had a Facebook page. In the finale of Pikmin 2, after going the entire game trying to mention him as little as possible, he gives in and lets him have the honor of carrying the lightweight and final treasure in the game.
    • Slavinator (his Zigzagoon HM Slave) is the fan favorite of his Emerald team for similar reasons as Steve, but not to the same extent. Fans must've learned how Chugga takes things like that.
    • His Pokémon Colosseum LP gave us Affection the Misdreavus. Part of the reason for her nickname was to acknowledge how popular she was.
    • Marshall the Quagsire, for the spectacular last battle against Evice.
    • Roary and Darmani (his Arcanine and Donphan in Crystal) considering how difficult it was for him to capture them. Along with Methane, his shiny Weezing.
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf gives us all of his villagers aside from Pango and Croque. Stinky and Pietro a masked wrestler and a clown sheep with rainbow wool respectively stood out the most alongside Molly, a friendly duck.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • When he talks about the "theme" of Majora's Mask along the lines of Link getting progressively less small and scared. It's not a bad idea, but it's largely Wild Mass Guessing since there's no real evidence of this, taking a lot of the meaningfulness and emotion out of it since it's really just Chugga's made up theory. It's not helped by the fact that part of the theory relied on Link's personal feelings, none of which are ever displayed and doesn't really contribute much to the game.
    • Chugga's theory that Wes from Colosseum was originally supposed to be the Big Bad of Pokémon XD. Unlike many of his other well-researched info about the games he Let's Plays, there doesn't seem to be any Word of God anywhere supporting this, and yet Chugga still passes it off as fact.
    • Chuggaaconroy's take on what each of Yami's forms symbolize doesn't seem to have any factual basis. It's actually become a Berserk Button in the Okami fandom due to so many people accepting it as canon.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Chugga's fans vs. SlimKirby's fans. Slim and Chugga themselves aren't hostile at all, though, with Chugga even referencing Slim pretty often in The Runaway Guys' Mario Party LPs.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Some of his fans think he and female LPer Masae Anela would be adorable together. They even call her a female version of him.
    • Who was Chugga's partner during The Runaway Guys' Mario Kart: Double Dash!! tournament? Masae Anela. The commenters went crazy.
    • It also doesn't help that Masae is often hanging out with Chugga at his home, as seen in Stephen Georg and NintendoCapriSun's vlogs.
    • Chugga visited her town in his Animal Crossing: New Leaf LP. The commenters went crazy...again. It even got to the point that when Chugga said he had a very special announcement (which turned out to be that Amelia was living in Masae's town), many people thought it was gonna be that they were together.
  • Fountain of Memes: His team in Pokemon Emerald so far already have a page on Facebook for his Lombre and at least two pages for his Zigzagoon, Slavinator.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In Part 48 of the Pokémon FireRed LP, Chugga joked how trainers and their monsters should just die to save him the annoyance of dealing with them. Two seconds later, he bumped into a guy mourning his Onix. He lampshades his horrible timing.
    • His Super Mario Sunshine LP can be painful to watch if you know that he was suffering a Creator Breakdown at the time and was trying to hide it.
    • A lot of his earlier Let's Plays (and one video from The Runaway Guys' Mario Party 4 playthrough) feature him doing witty impressions of Bill Cosby. After the 2014 rape allegations against Cosby and the 2015 publication of Cosby's admission in 2003 to obtaining Quaaludes for sexual purposes, those impressions have become really tough to swallow.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:In an Animal Crossing video, Stinky sneezes in his face and Chugga hopes he's not coming down with some kind of "kitty flu" and talks about how unsanitary Stinky might be due to all the bacteria growth underneath his mask. Chugga ends up getting sick during the LP and then there was his absurdly long infection during Xenoblade.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Chugga once hated his real name Emile and as a child he wanted to be called Steve. When Mimi reveals her true form, he remembers why he hated Emile and his nickname.
    • In episode 3 of his Super Mario Sunshine LP, he said that he had no plans to do Super Mario Galaxy. Three guesses what happened afterwards, and the first two don't count.
    • He also stated that he had no plans to LP Super Mario 64. Technically true; his Super Mario 64 DS playthrough began on April 23, 2013.
    • Also, in 2009, Chugga comments in a video of his SMS game "...I'm surpised PETA hasn't gotten on this game, yet." Another Mario game would become a target of PETA later, being one of the targets they make a mock game for meant to show the animal cruelty the game is "promoting".
    • In his The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask LP, a Running Gag was that he'd kill the bosses by 'chopping off their toes'. Then Skyward Sword came out, and it was revealed that the first step to beating The Imprisoned boss was to literally chop off its toes.
    • In one of his Super Luigi Galaxy videos, he gets a coin and a star together and jokingly says he got a Coin Star and won Mario Party. Fast forward to 2011, and we have The Runaway Guys.
    • "This is the moment that starts it all." He says this while the camera focuses on a planted red leaf Pikmin.
    • His first use of the now-famous name is when he says "We'll just call him Steve and we're not going to like him." Let's just say the "not liking him" part would turn out to be an understatement.
    • In his Special Features video for MOTHER 3, Chugga announced that EarthBound would never be re-released outside of Japan. 4 years later, Nintendo announced they would do just that. Chugga's response on his Twitter:
    "How I wish I recorded my little girl scream from the reveal of EarthBound Wii U coming to the US."
  • Ho Yay:
  • Humor Dissonance: His puns, especially those involving the names of characters in Pokémon Colosseum. Are they incredibly witty considering how quickly he comes up with them, or is he trying too hard and spoiling the few genuinely good ones that he comes up with?
  • It's Short, so It Sucks : What some of his fans cry whenever he posts videos that are usually less than twenty minutes long. He calls them out on it when he points out that for his earlier LPs he couldn't even go past ten minutes due to YouTube's restriction at the time, so they should be happy that he can post longer videos now.
  • Magnum Opus: His Super Mario Sunshine LP has gotten many more views than all of his other LPs.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: See "Funny Aneurysm" Moment above. In his Majora's Mask LP, he mentions that he doesn't consider Super Mario Sunshine one of his best works, since he was going through Creator Breakdown at the time and faked most of his enthusiasm.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Steve.
    • His Majora's Mask LP has a lot: Jim, Deku Link's snot, the Postman, and himself as Goron Link.
    • His Zigzagoon in Pokémon Emerald (who is named Slavinator) is slowly becoming one, by staring down at Brawly's Makuhita while ACOOLTENT (Chugga's Tentacool) chipped away the last of its HP via poison sting. It gained four levels just by staring at him.
    • Nothing affects Misdreavus. Nothing.
  • Memetic Loser:
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Steve the Red Pikmin. Regretted and sometimes lampshaded by Chugga. Chugga lampshaded this with Bulby the Bulbmin.
    • The "No coin left behind movement". Much like Steve, Chugga regrets saying it and thinks his fans are absolutely insane for actually doing it.
    • If you see someone doing the Russian dance in a similar manner to the ReDeads in Ikana Castle and someone else starts singing MOSKAU! MOSKAU! I DON'T KNOW THE FRIKIN' WORDS!, you now know why.
    • There's a picture going around of the time Emile made a funny face during a StephenVlog video.
    • The episodes of Pikmin 2 when he encounters the Waterwraith.
    • It doesn't affect Misdreavus...
  • Most Annoying Sound: His habit of smacking in his earlier LPs.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Like ProtonJon and "move faster pokey" before him, Chugga has the same negative reaction whenever the name 'Steve' is mentioned near him.
    • On the giving end, Chugga pulled one on fellow LPer The Khold One in Pokémon FireRed: in Khold's LP of the game, he traded a Spearow for a Farfetch'd only to complain about how much the Farfetch'd sucked. Chugga eventually names his Spearow Khold to show him what "he could've had". Considering how awesome the Spearow note  is, it freaking works.
  • Nightmare Retardant:
    • Trying to make conversation with the moon while he's bored and waiting for aliens to attack the ranch. "...read any good books? Ah, the chapter in the bible on the apocalypse. Ah."
    • There was also the Tanetane Island Mushroom Samba from Mother 3; in the game, it's utterly horrifying. Chugga ruined it by acting like a stoner through the entire thing. This was so bad he actually uploaded a second video with his commentary completely muted to preserve the original atmosphere.
  • Player Punch: In the Animal Crossing; New Leaf LP, Biskit suddenly moving out with no warning after Emile took every precaution he could to prevent it feels like one, especially with the way Emile's voice just loses all the joy from it.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Chugga mentions in Colosseum that most of the time in his Pokémon playthroughs, his last Pokémon in his team tend to end up as The Scrappy to most... but in fairness he usually has good reason for each of his choices for all his Pokémon, and his last Pokémon on all his teams have been no exception.
    • Shari is a humorous example. Chugga is creeped out by Shari's appearance and dismayed by the fact that she's the animal whose emotionally closest to him.
      • In the Animal Crossing finale, however, he admits that he's more fond of her than he let on much of the time, and even goes as far as to call her his best friend.
    • If YouTube comments are any indication, it seems Trifecta the Dodrio is getting this, due to her getting destroyed in nearly every major battle.
    • An interesting case happens in Ōkamiden. Manpuku is considered The Scrappy of the game by fans, Chugga included; however, Chugga also argues for Manpuku's good aspects, like going to save his mom for his actions.
    • Croque, a grumpy villager who really lives up to his namesake, Chugga's spent every video since he moved in trying to have a pleasant conversation only to be repelled by Croque's backhanded insults and condescending personality. Starting on Croque's birthday, Chugga started actively abusing him to try to run him out of Palette. Even in the finale while Chugga was showing off his heartfelt and tearful farewell letters to all of his villagers, his letter to Croque was a bold-faced threat to his being.
  • Spoil At Your Own Risk: Early in his Xenoblade LP, he flat-out said that he will ban anyone that posts spoilers for the game in the video comments. Sadly, that didn't stop them.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guys: In Pokémon Emerald, he seems to treat using items in battle as cheating.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • In his Paper Mario LP, he related an anecdote about a lesbian he knew, and stated that "it's totally her choice." What he meant was that he had no problem with her sexual orientation, but some commenters misinterpreted his words and accused him of saying that homosexuality is a choice.
    • Played for Laughs whenever he feeds a Hungry Luma in his Super Luigi Galaxy LP. He points out that he's actually making it obese and driving it to suicide.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: He doesn't hold back the tech lingo or obscure game references. Most of the time it's Okami.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Some people who've subscribed to him later on went back to watch Pikmin just to see who this Steve person everyone talks about originated from.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Searching for "Move Faster Pokey!" in the YouTube search bar now yields "move faster pokey chuggaaconroy" as the second most popular search.
  • The Woobie: Chugga himself. His deleted 50 facts video revealed that he had four siblings that died in miscarriages, he nearly died from an allergic reaction as a kid, and he was bullied in school. He's also admitted that he was only pretending to be enthusiastic in his Super Mario Sunshine LP since he had been worrying about health problems during it.
    • The video has been reuploaded by another YouTuber and can be watched here.
    • Parodied by lamenting the apparent death of a Koopa in Chapter 2-1 of Super Paper Mario, how the Koopa drowning instead of getting jumped on was the saddest thing ever.
    • In the finale of Link's Awakening, he rather offhandedly mentions that he suffers from nightmares often.
    • Being the only gamer in his family isn't bad, except half of his family thinks video games are from the devil despite the fact that his dad does drugs while the other half are casual gamers who otherwise think video games are a waste of time.
    • After coming back from Nerd HQ in San Diego, Chugga started to get really sick causing a massive delay in his Xenoblade LP. And while his condition improved for a bit, it got worse when he went to PAX Prime 2014. His video where he explains why there hasn't been any new videos in a long time is sad to watch as he mentions he doesn't know when he'll get better. It really is heart-wrenching seeing someone who's normally full of energy, have none and sound miserable.
  • Yoko Oh No: While many fans love the idea of Masae Anela and Chugga together, there are some vicious Jon Chugga fangirls who have sent nasty comments to Masae. Conversely, quite a few of Masae's fanboys have sent hatemail to Chugga for daring to date their precious Masae.