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YMMV: Jimquisition
  • Awesome Ego: While there are people who decry Jim for being an egotist (despite that being the whole point of the joke), there are plenty of people out there who, when Jim goes into ego mode, agree with him.
  • Awesome Music: His theme tune, "Born Depressed" by Drill Queen.
  • Ear Worm: Older episodes used "Life Is Beautiful" as the background music. Later episodes including his first few years with The Escapist, utilise various tunes from the Final Fantasy IX soundtrack, usually Zorn And Thorn's theme and the Tantalus theme. Expect to be whistling any one of these tunes a lot when watching the Jimquisition.
  • Growing the Beard/Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Jim was despised by The Escapist community at first, who found his persona too abrasive and arrogant. Once Jim ramped up the arrogance to comic degrees and retooled his performance to include more structured discussion, the community warmed to him and many comments describe how they went from hating to loving the show.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "Defending Call Of Duty", he plays a role as a mocking art critic, asking, "Where's the tutorial that teaches you the exact opposite of what you're supposed to do?". He pretty much pre-emptively summed up a key element of the central premise of Antichamber.
  • Nice Guy: It's hard to argue that, when he sets aside the persona and actually talks of issues that are close to his heart, Jim Sterling is nothing but this. This video shows this off quite well, as he simply implores people to consider that the developers they're spewing at are people, and casually hints at his first few months on The Escapist.

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