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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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Chuggaa's lack of skill regarding the game, to Chuggaa choosing to do Colors when there are far superior Sonic games out there.
  • Creepy Awesome: His profile icon during Majora's Mask, and his one for Pokémon Emerald to a lesser extent.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, he states that the player can go back and fight in the Glitz Pit after completing Chapter 6, when in reality, the player can go back before starting chapter 4 (the player does have to return to Rogueport first).
    • In Super Paper Mario, he worked his way up to one of the Securimeows in Fort Francis and entered the wrong passcode to be sent to the dungeon where Carrie is imprisoned stating "that's how Nintendo intended for you to do it", even though if you were to check with Merluvlee, she tells you to flip into 3D and walk behind the first door after the entrance (without opening it) to access a warp pipe that will take you to the basement and allow you to recruit Carrie all the same, in less time.
  • 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 Pokemon 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 Dark Horse:
    • 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 Wheezing.
    • 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.
  • 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 MasaeAnela 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? MasaeAnela. 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 Chuggaa 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.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment / Mood Whiplash:
    • 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight / Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Chugga once hated his real name Emile and as a child he wanted to be called Steve.
    • 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 the Super Mario 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."
    • In Super Mario 64 DS, Chugga talks about how maybe at E3 2013 there would be a multiplayer 3D Mario Game. He was right.
    • Chugga talking about how changing someone's name while their knocked out as a joke becomes really funny after the same thing happens to him in Dokapon Kingdom Episode 3.
  • 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 it 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 Brawley'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.
    • Legendary Gerbils was born when Chugga got annoyed at people contesting that the three legendary beasts were always referred to as dogs/cats, mentioning this on a forum is a good source of Internet Backdraft.
    • There's a picture going around of the time Emile made a funny face during a StephenVlog video.
    • 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.
    • It doesn't affect Misdreavus...
  • Most Annoying Sound: His habit of smacking in his earlier LPs.
  • Narm / Wild Mass Guessing: 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.
  • 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 Pokemon Fire Red: 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 Pokemon playthroughs, his last pokemon 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 Pokemon, and his last Pokemon 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.
    • 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 Okamiden. Manpuku is considered The Scrappy of the game by fans, Chuggaa included; however, Chuggaa 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.
  • Serious Business: He takes background music very seriously. At one point in Pokemon Emerald, he has called the person in charge of assigning certain songs to certain locations an idiot for having a happy song play outside of a cemetery location. A bit much, given that the location's role as a travel route had priority.
  • 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 Pokemon Emerald, he seems to treat using items in battle as cheating.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • He does tend to (jokingly) insult females a bit too much.
    • 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 Xenoblades 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.
      • Iron Woobie / Stoic Woobie: He doesn't talk about it or let it stop him from being the goofy, nerdy gamer we all know and love.

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