YMMV: Rooster Teeth

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  • Base Breaker:
    • #FeministRoosterTeeth vs #Hugs4Ray exemplify the way that Ray could be seen as this; some people believe he, above the other Achievement Hunters, has gone too far with some of his jokes. In recent videos Ray can be seen trying to appease the latter side of the fanbase, as in Let's Play Minecraft episode 82 where he says, "I punch like a girl," but immediately backtracks, "A little girl. Not a woman. Women are strong."
    • Lindsay Jones, Ashley Jenkins, and Meg Turney are mostly liked by the fans, although there are a very vocal group of sexist fans who believe they only got their jobs by dating someone in the company.
  • Broken Base:
    • Some people's reaction to The Gauntlet falls into this. They either think it was a great idea or really annoying.
      • The divide has increased in 2013, with fans of the show now split between those who were glad there was a second season and those who thought that one season was enough, on top of the already existing Broken Base.
    • The acquisition of Rooster Teeth by Fullscreen. Many fans see this as a way to make the quality of their productions a little better, especially with the upcoming Lazer Team. Other fans feel that Rooster Teeth is going to be censored and ultimately lose everything should Fullscreen decide to shut everything down. This is despite the fact that one of Fullscreen's franchises is Cyanide and Happiness which makes even the most vulgar of RT look tame.
    • Some of the potentially more offensive jokes fall into this, particularly ones involving issues such as the mentally handicapped and sexual assault and/or rape. While some feel that joking is not the same as endorsing and thus acceptable for comedy, many others (notably women on the latter issue) feel that such humour is unwelcome. Notably, on a post Barbara made to try and engage female viewers by seeing what they wanted most, the highest rated comments typically said something along the lines of "no rape jokes". On The Spot #10 in particular has been very divisive, in part due to the humour but also due to the fact that it was age-restricted by request on Youtube and had a warning that may or may not have been too vague.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Jack's phone number being given out at RTX 2013 by Joel.
      • Well, Joel had switched the SIM cards for Jack's phone and gave out the new number, so it is all fine.
    • Ryan joking that Murder Is the Best Solution in The Gauntlet, which itself led to a series of jokes about how if a team gets eliminated he then kills them.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • "Connect the Hots", a game Gavin and Geoff play that was discussed in Podcast #222 and Let's Build #9: Portal House. If they saw an attractive woman on their way to work, and she was facing right, they would go right. If they see another attractive woman facing left, they would go left. Rinse, repeat until their destination was reached. The fandom interpreted that as stalking, and the ensuing blowback prompted Geoff to remove all mentions of CTH and issue an apology. It was explained in greater detail on the podcast (in the Let's Build, Geoff had made it sound like they followed the girl until they found another one) that they didn't follow the girl, but the way it was explained on the Let's Build episode made everyone take it as them stalking the girl. Heck, even on the podcast everyone else thought it was creepy.
    • The segment in On the Spot #10 where Gavin and Geoff made some rape jokes resulted in a fairly notable backdraft on Youtube, Tumblr and Redditnote , with numerous fans declaring that Rooster Teeth had gone too far and demanding that they be refunded their sponsorship fee.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • JJ, despite not actually appearing in videos personally, is very popular due to his... creative editing of Let's Build when he still worked for AH. He's actually since appeared in a few recap videos, and the one where he ambushes several RT members has become very popular.
    • Luis from Season 1 of The Gauntlet, as a Badass Grandpa Cool Old Guy who was also One of Us.
    • Miles Luna. Thanks to being an absolutely brilliant writer and voice actor. His anecdotes on the podcast are often so well told that they make for some great animated adventures.
    • Since it used to be a side project, Achievement Hunter was originally this until they became one of the core focuses of Rooster Teeth.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: The fandom frequently asks if Gavin and Barbara are dating, and encourages them to just as frequently. Finally lampshaded after several podcasts.
    • Her adamant admission on The Rooster Teeth Podcast that she and Gavin have not and will not date each other has done nothing to quell the fandom.
  • Freud Was Right:
    • Whenever Gavin is on the podcast, there is an almost guaranteed conversation about genitalia.
    • Barbara is surprisingly good at drawing penises and draws them rather often.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Fans of Smosh and SeaNanners tend to like Rooster Teeth, owing to the collaboration between Rooster Teeth and both aforementioned groups. The same goes for Video Game High School and iJustine.
    • In spite of some friction, there are quite a few people who are fans of both the Yogscast and Achievement Hunter. Gavin himself seems to be a fan of Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley, if his Twitter account is any indication, and vice versa.
    • Overlapping with Red vs. Blue, many Rooster Teeth fans are Halo fans and vice versa, owing to the source material for RVB.
    • Fans of Arby 'n' the Chief are also fans of Rooster Teeth. Jon Graham and the guys at RT actually get on extremely well, and have worked together many times.
    • Potentially the case with Spill.com, a movie review website that also operates from Austin, Texas. Spill even hosted their annual fan convention (SpillDotCon) jointly with Rooster Teeth during RTX.
    • Some with Game Grumps, due to Ray being a huge fan, as well as Monty Oum having influenced both Arin and Ross.
  • First Series Wins: Even to this day Rooster Teeth will always be known to various people and news sites as "the creators of Red vs. Blue", even with the current huge popularity of RWBY and Achievement Hunter's Let's Plays. The machinima series was even the most consistently-mentioned RT-produced series when news sites spread the word of the studio's acquisition.
    • See Periphery Demographic below for the inverse, mostly among newer fans, or their fans who show complete disinterest in Halo.
  • Growing the Beard: The reaction towards Season 2 of The Gauntlet is considerably more positive than the reaction towards Season 1. It probably helps that there's a mix of people besides community members.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Michael talking about Rooster Teeth on his personal channel before he was officially hired.
    • In The Gauntlet, Team Internet Celebrity claim they'll go on to be the winners of the tournament. They come last in the KOTH match in Halo, and are the first to be eliminated- with Gavin of all people managing to beat iJustine in spite of, one, a massive time delay for AH because Michael had lagged behind a bit, two, Gavin being an iffish gamer, and three, Greg Miller having gained a huge head start on the other teams.
  • Ho Yay:
    • To an extent, the entire Rooster Teeth crew toward each other, particularly among the Achievement Hunter group. They will often make homoerotic comments/jokes about each other and themselves, especially since the discovery of Michael/Gavin (and shipping in general).
    • Played for Laughs in this RT Recap. Jessica Nigri appears wearing various cosplays... except in the end when she's naked and covered with a black censor bar, leaving her to question what she's cosplaying right now, causing the numerous RT men (aside from Brandon who is just staring) filming and taking pictures of the shooting to stutter and run away in fear. Kara is also among their number.
  • Jumping the Shark: Some Rooster Teeth fans are already calling the studio a "sell out" after their acquisition. However, there are some ex-fans on the Internet who say that the company had already jumped the shark well before November 2014.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Gus Sorola is well on the way to becoming this. On The Gauntlet, he's been portrayed as a cunning Manipulative Bastard who plays mind games with the others.
  • Memetic Badass: Really, any member of the Rooster Teeth staff that is seen on a somewhat frequent basis can get turned into this by fans. A few examples:
    • Geoff, owing to his laugh.
    • Burnie, having punched out a horse.
    • Jack, due to his Badass Beard. Ryan claims it is the source of his prowess at Trials HD.
    • "Mogar", Michael's warrior alter-ego. Michael himself as well from Rage Quit.
    • Ray, thanks to his various Catch Phrases and his status as The Ace.
    • Joel gets this less than others, but still counts. Due to him playing the president in the Angry Birds (fake) movie trailer and at least one Animated Adventure, fans will often say "Joel for President" and variations.
    • "#DanTheMan".
    • Mark Nutt is to Gavin what Mogar is to Michael.
    • Ryan slowly made his way toward this. He regularly proves to be a tough competitor in the Let's Plays, and was capable of defeating Team Nice Dynamite in Let's Play Minecraft Episode 36.
      • As well, agree with what he says if he raises his voice even a decibel. There's also a running joke that if somebody is missing, he's killed them, and when the Internet team for The Gauntlet showed up people joked that had they tried doing that to Ryan, he would have killed them.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Misblamed: In general, if there's a change to Red vs. Blue, Burnie will get the blame for it, even though he doesn't write the actual scripts any more — that job goes to Miles. Burnie does green light things, but still doesn't deserve the blame for changes (granted, Miles doesn't either).
  • Most Annoying Sound: Michael's screaming during Rage Quit and other times when he's frustrated can be very grating, and a Running Gag in his Resident Evil: Revelations Let's Play was that sometimes when playing as Jill he would squeal "Barry!" in a really high-pitched voice.
  • Never Live It Down: Gavin made a slip up on "headlight fluid" once. He's been given stuff so extreme as death threats for the odd slip up.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Being a murder mystery, Ten Little Roosters is rife with this:
    • The first episode has the ten employees getting locked inside the office, one of them a murderer intending to kill them all. The simple concept of this is frightening.
    • The second episode's character death: the two Gavins run into each other - literally - over a set of multiple mousetraps. We then see their bloody flesh get tossed around in slow motion as the mousetraps chew them up. Not even the Black Comedy of their snapped-off arm Flipping the Bird can alleviate the horror.
  • Periphery Demographic: A very small part of their fanbase loves everything RT puts out, but avoids or refuses to watch Red vs. Blue, the thing they are most well-known for. This is most likely due to the (incorrect) assumption that one must like or know quite a bit about Halo to enjoy it, something that may not be true of a fan who got into RT through, say, Achievement Hunter, the podcast, or RWBY, instead of Red vs. Blue. Even among these fans, some only enjoy Achievement Hunter, some are only interested in RWBY, etc.
    • In terms of age groups, a disturbing number of kids below 13 years old love their shows, even though they shouldn't be watching them. Michael Jones has expressed his dislike of having young fans of his Rage Quit series come up to him with their parents beside them for autographs. Geoff Ramsey has even stated he goes out of his way to make sure his daughter Millie doesn't watch any of his videos because he knows how foul mouthed he gets.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: The most popular is Mavin (Michael/Gavin), and they are fully aware of it.
  • Squick:
    • When Gus got the shingles, Gavin lost a bet that he himself made and had to lick his infected leg.
    • Somebody sent gorilla poop to the office.
    • A dead bird was found on Monty's car, with flies hanging around it and when Kathleen picked it up, maggots crawled out of it. Link here for those curious.
    • Podcast #203 when Gavin mentioned the video of an R.O.V. that had made a cut into an oil pipe at a depth of 3000 feet. As this happened, a hapless crab came along and got sucked into the tiny slit the sawblade had made due to the intense ΔP (differential pressure). We're talking a hard-shell crab being sucked in through an opening no more than two centimeters wide.
    • As with any case of Real Person Shipping, the fact that some fans do this squicks the fans who are against the practice.
  • The Woobie: Hearing all the trouble Gavin suffered while trying to get the chance to work at Rooster Teeth — losing his gamer friends as they all got into drugs while he refused, getting rejected and dismissed by film crews due to his age, the trouble with the visa demands requiring stuff he didn't have, his various medical issues, and everything else — it's very easy to consider him a Woobie. Albeit, a Troll Woobie with a tendency towards the stupid.