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YMMV: PewDiePie

  • 8.8: When Pewdie asked Pitbull (via Twitter) to rate a sculpture he made of him on a 1-10 scale, Pitbull actually responded with a measly 7.5. Pitbull then stated some methods that would've gotten him a higher rating.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Innuendos are often intentional, but once he gets scared he spurts some more honest ones.
    • And now we will ride Farsa!note 
    • Whenever he says Condemned, it sounds an awful lot like "condom".
    • In one video, Pewds and Marzia were playing Super Smash Bros.. During one match, while she was playing Kirby, Marzia ended up saying "You came in my mouth!" Needless to say, the rest of the match got quite awkward...
  • Archive Binge: As of October 1, 2013, there are over 1480 videos on his channel. Happy catching up.
  • Awesome Music: Now with its own page.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: For a brief period of time (emphasis on "brief"), Pewdie tinkered with his Twitter to make it appear like a fake Twitter for Aaron Paul.
  • Broken Base: Considering the gaming industry is the most polarizing thing on Youtube, and that Pewdiepie is the most predominant gamer...
    • Some fans really don't like that he's doing an LP of the first Silent Hill game, mostly because Silent Hill is a psychological horror, which goes against the previous horror games he played which mostly feature Jump Scares. His usual silly attitude doesn't help this.
    • Another example is how some of his fans seem to absolutely loathe Cry ("Chaotic Monki"). Despite the two LP'ers actually being friends.
    • Pewds Does Everything.
    • Pewdie himself is probably the Base Breaker of Youtube as a whole.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: A general complaint from people that dislike him was that he frequently made rape jokes. He decided to stop using them after this became prominent enough.
    • He disabled the comments in his videos after a troll started using them to spread rumors that he was beating his girlfriend. Needless to say, Pewdiepie was not amused.
  • Ear Worm: All of Pewds' songs can be classified as this.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mr. Chair. While being just a chair, and not doing much except just laying there, fans have responded very well with it, making fanart with his catchphrases. Much of the reason is that Pewdie will call every single chair on every single game "Mr. Chair", making him probably the only character present in almost every Let's Play he makes (because, lets face it, there's probably at least a chair in EVERY video game).
  • Fandom Rivalry: He and Uber Haxor Nova have garnered some debates over whose Happy Wheels Let's Play is better. Same goes with whos Amnesia LP is better: PewDiePie's or Tobuscus's. The rivalry exploded when Nova did a short-lived Slender playthrough.
    • One started between PewDiePie fans and Retsupurae fans, due to the latter making a video criticising the former. A majority of the discussion brought about by the rivalry takes place on the Retsupurae videos.
    • Felix really doesn't like these debates, and went out of his way to tell his fans to stop the petty fandom fights.
    "Who is the best Youtuber? No one gives a shit..."
    • This tends to happen when Felix plays an indie game, instigating a Newbie Boom. Generally, the original fanbases tend to dislike the overwhelming presence of PewDiePie fans. See "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" below for details.
    • He also made a video where he played 3 free games, not knowing about Nerdł's 3 Free Games series which was essentially the same concept. Felix addressed this retrospectively in the video's description.
    "So I didn't know Nerdcubed had a similar series a while ago. And even if I did, what's the big deal?"
  • Fan Hater: Due to the above, many people despise PewDiePie's fans as much as, if not more so than PewDiePie himself. Indeed, many people who are otherwise indifferent to Felix's videos end up criticising him out of frustration at the actions of the fans. Currently, they are 25 million+ subscribers to him and that's a lot of crazy fans.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of his Pewds Does Everything videos, his inspirational message is that the next time you drop your ice cream, "YOU PICK IT UP AND YOU EAT IT!" In Marzia's spring 2014 vlog, Pewdie is enjoying some ice cream...when he drops it.
    • The same thing in Saddest Story Ever.
  • Ho Yay: Now with its own page.
  • Hype Aversion: A number of people choose not to watch him because of the way his fans idolize him.
  • Internet Backdraft: When PewDiePie plays obscure games, they tend to explode in popularity. The fans of those games don't take it too well. Usually this is in fear of the Lowest Common Denominator of the Bros joining their communities and multiplayer sessions.
    • Jim Bonacci, the guy behind Happy Wheels, has stated that he doesn't like PewDiePie (and other commentators, for that matter) Lets Playing his game.note 
    • Atlus asked Pewdiepie to do videos on a game they were helping to publish called Daylight. Turns out Atlus fans really don't like Pewdie, going as far as tearing into his channel and ripping Atlus apart on social media. Atlus' response was apologizing for not knowing their audience and promising to do more research next time (if there is a next time).
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: He's become the most popular Let's Player on Youtube. Almost every other LPer that has voiced an opinion on him at all has made it quite clear they hate him, and consider his videos an affront to the format (and, naturally, they hate his fans even more). This all culminated in the infamous Retsupurae video mentioned elsewhere. Though it is worth noting that Pewds has never once referred to himself as a "Let's Player" and does not seem to consider himself one.
  • Love It or Hate It: PewDiePie himself. The vast majority of people tend to refer to him as being one of the best things on YouTube, or he (and his fans) as being one of the worst (even going as far as to list him with things as notoriously hated as Fred and Justin Bieber). There is next to no middle ground between the fans and the anti-fans, other than the small group of people who just consider his videos to be So Okay, It's Average.
  • Memetic Badass: Mr. Chair.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Ao Oni wants to sleep with you.
    • Piggeh, who seemingly wants to molest everyone.
    • The Bros, as one video said: "There you are, cheese-tits! Now KISS ME!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: Now with its own page.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Arguably the main appeal of videos, turning normally horrific moments into gut-busting laughter, whether it be his Consuela-esc female voice acting, his hilarious reactions to being scared, or just his general wackiness.
  • Older Than They Think: An unprecedentedly popular Youtube-based Let's Player whose wacky antics, comedic presentation, and high-pitched voice have set new trends in the Let's Play format, attracted a surge of imitators, and created a mass dichotomy of those who think he's funny and those who think he's just annoying. Wait, are we talking about Pewdie, or DeceasedCrab?
  • One-Scene Wonder: Averted with all the character he made for the objects; he speak with them every time he can, and anything that bears a resemblence to them too.
  • Sacred Cow: The "Bro Army" tends to get pretty defensive against people who raise slight negative feedback.
  • Self-Fanservice: While Felix isn't unattractive by any means, he's not the typical Bishōnen he's usually depicted as in fanart either.
  • Special Effect Failure: Obvious green screen is obvious.
  • Squick: Several of his jokes are dripping with this.
    • When Piggy stops simply yelling "I'm Pumped".
    • Follow the period! It's what his mom always said.
  • What an Idiot: Even some of his fans mentioned that his way of replying to Retsupurae's parody wasn't a smart move, given his use of the Don't Like, Don't Read argument and the infamous comment implying that he was Only in It for the Money. He himself admitted that it was a stupid thing to say and apologised for it.
  • The Woobie:
    • Timmy, the son from Happy Wheels, who gets blown up, shredded, impaled, yelled at, and forgotten on an alarmingly frequent basis.
    • Felix himself on occasion. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether to laugh at his horror or sympathize with him.

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