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Broken Base: Very mildly. Fans tend to disagree on which Hardcore series was the best.
According to fans, Dean is either annoying and slows the group members down more than he actually helps them, or brings a new style of humor to each hardcore and makes them even more entertaining to watch.
The new dubstep intro for Terraria Hardcore #2 is either a nice, catchy change of pace, or an annoying and unnecessary change to the iconic Hardcore intro theme.
Crosses the Line Twice: In his "Top 10 Jerks" video, not only does he kill all the kids in Skyrim, he piles them on a fire.
Crowning Moment of Awesome: Against all odds, the disease-ridden McJones and PBG successfully escape from the cave in Episode 13 of MineZ Hardcore.
Despite dying at the end, McJones's effort against the Wall of Flesh in Terraria HC #2 is incredible, bringing it to only 350 HP when he had a relatively short bridge.
Ear Worm: "I Like to Ski", from The Top Ten Jerks in Gaming.
The "Smash The Truck" rap from the My Sims Agents review.
Him singing "Riding Dirty" in his Hacking Wind Waker video qualifies both as this and a CMOF.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Kyrak Jellyman. Despite his relative obscurity and only appearing in a handful of PBG's episodes, he has been well-received. His mellow personality makes for a nice contrast with PBG's more boisterous and jovial nature, and their effortless chemistry makes it a shame the two of them haven't done more videos together.
Fridge Brilliance: ProtonJon's funeral in Terraria HC #2 is already pretty hilarious, but keep in mind that if it had happened just a few episodes later, Jeff and McJones would have been dressed up, respectively, as the Grim Reaper and a ghost.
Harsher in Hindsight: In Episode 4 of Minecraft Hardcore 2, there's a joke about "Forever Alone Barry" that takes on a whole new light when he ends up being the last survivor in the finale. It even applies to the last episode of Minecraft #1. Barry won his and Jon's duel at the end, meaning he was the sole survivor of that season too.
McJones shouting "YOU TRAPPED ME IN" in the intro for Minecraft Hardcore #3 gets a lot darker when you realize it's what he says before Shane inadvertently traps him in a room filling with lava, leading to his death. Downplayed slightly in that McJones would probably have still died even if Shane hadn't trapped him.
The description for the first season of Terraria Hardcore reads, "The guys venture forth in the strange land of Terraria. Will they conquer all the bosses? Or will they all fall one by one to the dangers of zombies, blobs, and the ever treacherous falling damage? ...Only time will tell". Fall damage doesn't end up being a problem in that season, but in the second season of Terraria, three people die from falling too far and a fourth (Dean) almost dies from it.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In his "Top 10 Suckiest Enemies in Video Games" video, PBG said this: "Usually I don't talk about the Zelda CD-i games. Like Nintendo, I just prefer to pretend like they never existed.” Two years later, he did a video on The Faces of Evil for Zelda Month. And then he did The Wand of Gamelon for the following Zelda Month.
Memetic Badass: Smooth McGroove quickly became this, thanks to his Only Sane Man role. You Tube commenters put him on the same level as Barry and claimed he'd be the last man standing. They turned out be completely correct, as he outlived Shane by a few minutes.