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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Smiffy's Minecraft persona. Some people see him as a griefer, and others as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Awesome Music: The guys make their own music for their videos, and some of it is incredible.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • One episode of Skyblock, as the trio continues to build and gather items, a 4th player named Ceji appeared in the game (he is an admin of the Hatventures server the trio has open to the public) without warning and it caused everyone else to be confused by it. Once the player left, the trio resume playing as normal without ever mentioning the incident again.
    • Trials Evolution part 3 causes a lot of these because the party they're in is open to the public and it caused a lot of people to join in then just as quickly leave.
  • Broken Base:
    • Really only a slight fracture, but most Hatters, when asked, will admit to being loyal to one particular Sir, whether it be the Bearded One, the Walrus, or the Green Fury. Twitter wars have been played with, and the Hatventure forums have established cults inside the archives. It's not so much the base is broken as it's the lines have been drawn, everyone knows who's standing where, and should the Hat Films ever have a public in-fighting, their Hatters are ready for the war.
    • Their behaviour in Trouble In Terrorist Town, while generally agreed to be funny, has led to some worry in terms of yet another Colbert Bump where people randomly join and begin killing other players for no reason. For context, similar things have happened with SeaNanners and his friends, although the fracture is made significantly smaller by their videos with Sips, where their behaviour is better.
    • While the guys themselves actually get along well with the Yogscast and have done since before they officially joined, a small portion of the fandom is not happy about them having joined. While the majority seem happy, some of them are worried about a perceived change in content.
    • Turps and Sips joining the Sirs for Grand Theft Auto V has split the base a bit. Read They Changed It, Now It Sucks.
  • Chaotic Good: Smith's ultimate goal appears to be to get a laugh out of the other two any given episode, which is good; but he's willing to try just about ANY kind of joke to get it, no matter how filthy or mean spirited.
  • Common Knowledge: There is a rumour in certain fan circles that Smiffy is in the Territorial Army (basically the British equivalent of the National Guard). Not only is Smiffy not in the British Army at all (in reality, all the pics of him in camo gear are from him playing Airsoft), but the Territorial Army does not even exist any more, having been replaced by the Army Reserves. He addresses it in this video and on Twitter.
  • Ear Worm:
    • From Filfy' Animals: "Hi, my name is Geoff and I'm a glitchy silverfish. Not much else left to say..."
    • The main Hatventures theme.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Geoff in the "Filfy' Animals" series has quite the fan base, most likely because he is glitchy and sets everything on fire wherever he goes. On the public Hatventures server, there's a large statue modeled out of Geoff's likeness.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Fans of Hat Films do not seem to get on well with fans of Game Chap. This is in part due to the latter's falling out with the Yogscast, which the former are members of, and in part due to Ross openly (and repeatedly) bashing the duo on Twitter.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Even before Hat Films joined the Yogscast, their fandoms got on extremely well. The news that they were joining was greeted (mostly) positively. Since then, their fans and Sips' have developed a good rapport, in no small part due to the latter and former appearing with each other all the time.
    • Also with Area 11, due to the two groups being good friends and Hat Films having a brilliant cameo in their "Monopoly" sketch.
  • Ho Yay / Faux Yay: If this isn't somehow (jokingly) apparent, you're not watching Hat Films.
  • Memetic Mutation: "EAT SHIT", or any variation, since Ross shouts it in Garry's Mod.
  • Neutral Good: Though he's hardly a saint, Trottimus still most easily fills this position.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Sirs appear in the Area 11 video "Monopoly", where they behave like prima donna versions of themselves. It's not a long cameo, but it's a funny one.
  • Pet Peeve Trope: The trio hate custom tracks in Trials Evolution that abuse Checkpoint Starvation. The group gives tracks that have lack of checkpoints the "Fuck You Buddy Award".
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guys: While the Sirs are mostly competent, albeit with their own quirks, they do have complaints about this from time to time:
    • On Sips' channel, Smith ghosted once, during an episode of Murder, and for humour. Immediately, a stupidly vocal part of Sips' fandom starts calling Smiffy an asshole and cheater, calling for him to be removed from the videos. Never mind that they usually follow the rules and are playing on their own server. Then he got complaints about taking the game too seriously!
    • During SHATBlock, Sips got this in turn when he nerdpoled (read: kept jumping and placing dirt below him to make a quick platform) to get past a jumping puzzle. The fandom again started calling Sips an asshole.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: When Sips and Turpster joined the Sirs for their Grand Theft Auto V, fan reaction was a little mixed. The former mostly went down okay despite some grumbling, but the latter has caused the most complaints. Hat Films did acknowledge this in their September edition of Hat Chat and basically told the fandom to calm down, saying that just because the formula changes, it isn't a good reason to be mean.
  • True Neutral: His neutrality is more or less what makes Ross the 'leader' of the group, as he's non-biased in most decisions; however, he still can be extremely influenced by the other two.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The general consensus of the ending of their Slender's Forest playthrough.

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