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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: It is revealed they are the sons of Strawman and one of the female ninjas from MortalKombat, and they are out to avenge their father, destroying video arcades to mock Bob.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: It is revealed they are the sons of Strawman and one of the female ninjas from MortalKombat, ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', and they are out to avenge their father, destroying video arcades to mock Bob.


* HiddenDepths: Reveals he finds Navi attractive, apparently dated [[PeterPan Tinkerbell]], and is a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Brony]].

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* HiddenDepths: Reveals he finds Navi attractive, apparently dated [[PeterPan [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbell]], and is a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Brony]].


* BadAss: Ivan takes over Robothinker's body to aid his comrades in battle.



* BadAss: Defeated the Overthinker and sent him to Wario's Woods within a matter of moments and then took over his show for three months.



* BadAss: Appears out of thin air, [[CurbStompBattle slices the Anti-Thinker to pieces and then blows up his corpse]].


* AdvertisingCampaigns: The Overthinker flips out when he watches an Activision advert featuring Oliver North, an American war criminal.

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* AdvertisingCampaigns: The Overthinker flips out when he watches an Activision advert featuring Oliver North, an American soldier he considers to be a war criminal.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Becomes a being of consciousness in the big finale.



* BerserkButton: He hates what he views as [[StopHavingFunGuys hardcore gamers]], the "douchebag" generation introduced with the Playstation (although he likes the console), Xbox Live trolls, Creator/MichaelBay, and any movies that do terrible jobs of adapting comic books to the big screen.

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* BerserkButton: He hates what he views as [[StopHavingFunGuys hardcore gamers]], the "douchebag" generation introduced with the Playstation (although he likes the console), Xbox Live trolls, Creator/MichaelBay, Creator/MichaelBay (but has since come to view him in a more favourable light), and any movies that do terrible jobs of adapting comic books to the big screen.screen or make painfully immoral choices in their casting or stories.



* DeadpanSnarker



* FilmsDiscussedByMoviebob: See here for the films he has discussed in ''Escape To The Movies''.
* GenreSavvy: Takes a lot of events in his stride. He uses his teleportation device the "right way" by using it to regain the magic gems, send Plasma Thinker to prison, and removes Robothinker's gem.
* GuileHero

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* FilmsDiscussedByMoviebob: See here for the films he has discussed in ''Escape To The Movies''.
Movies'' and subsequent shows.
* GenreSavvy: Takes a lot of events in his stride.stride during his show. He uses his teleportation device the "right way" by using it to regain the magic gems, send Plasma Thinker to prison, and removes Robothinker's gem.
* GuileHeroGuileHero: Willing to cheat, compromise, and fight dirty to stop his enemies.



* HeroicBSOD: When he learns his favourite video game arcade, the Sharkcade, is destroyed by Pyrothinker.

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* HeroicBSOD: When he learns his favourite fictional video game arcade, the Sharkcade, is was destroyed by Pyrothinker.



* KilledOffForReal: Briefly murdered by the Anti-Thinker only to be resurrected by divine intervention. He was supposed to die in the original timeline of the Omegathinker's history, only to be saved by his pink-haired descendant. [[spoiler: Killed again in Episode 98 by the Ultrathinker and sent to hell.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: Briefly murdered by the Anti-Thinker only to be resurrected by divine intervention. He was supposed to die in the original timeline of the Omegathinker's history, only to be saved by his pink-haired descendant. [[spoiler: Killed again in Episode 98 by the Ultrathinker and sent to hell.]]hell, but returns yet again.



* OccidentalOtaku
* PacmanFever: A huge fan of video games released in the 80s like Mario, Zelda, and Mega Man.
* ProudToBeAGeek
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Has a habit of doing this to anyone who he hates, usually hardcore gamers, and the "douchebag" generation of gamers introduced with the Playstation and Xbox Live, though most of the time he tries to justify his reasonings.

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* OccidentalOtaku
OccidentalOtaku: A fan of Japanese culture, including Kaiju, HumongousMecha, and anime.
* PacmanFever: A huge fan of video games released in the 80s like Mario, Zelda, and Mega Man.
Megaman.
* ProudToBeAGeek
ProudToBeAGeek: As it says on his blog's banner.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Has a habit of doing this to anyone who he hates, hates or disagrees with, usually hardcore gamers, and the "douchebag" generation of gamers introduced with the Playstation and Xbox Live, though most of the time he tries to justify his reasonings.reasonings. Called out for his scathing of entire parts of society.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: His reviews of ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', ''Film/GreenLantern'' are essentially this, and the choice to use Oliver North in an Actvision advert campaign.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: His reviews of ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', ''Film/GreenLantern'' are essentially this, and the choice to use Oliver North in an Actvision advert campaign. Further extended in his reviews of ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (being perhaps his most infamous review), and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.



* ExpositionFairy

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* ExpositionFairyExpositionFairy: Provides details on the more fantasy-based elements of the mythos.



* FairyCompanion

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* FairyCompanionFairyCompanion: Bob's intern and sidekick.



* PsychicPowers



* ByTheBookCop

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* ByTheBookCopByTheBookCop: Despite living in a world of elemental superhumans and video game monsters, Bunnyface follows the law to the letter.



* DaChief

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* DaChiefDaChief: The chief of the Boston police force. And a rabbit.



!!The Anti-Thinker
The Overthinker's EvilTwin, the Anti-Thinker comes from the [[MirrorUniverse Antiverse]]. He banishes the Overthinker to Wario's Woods and temporarily takes over his show. He is sent by his MysteriousEmployer to kill the Overthinker, leading to a climatic battle between the two.
* Anti-Hero: [[spoiler: Becomes this as of Episode 87.]]

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!!The Anti-Thinker
Anti-Thinker / Broseph
The Overthinker's EvilTwin, the Anti-Thinker comes from the [[MirrorUniverse Antiverse]]. He banishes the Overthinker to Wario's Woods and temporarily takes over his show. He is sent by his MysteriousEmployer to kill the Overthinker, leading to a climatic battle between the two.
two. An idiotic douchebag, the Anti-Thinker loves all the things about gaming and culture that Bob hates. He appears as an identical twin of Bob, but his true form is a skull-faced humanoid with sickles for hands.
* Anti-Hero: [[spoiler: Becomes this as of Episode 87.]]



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Revived by the Ultrathinker to get revenge on the Overthinker, but he is killed quickly by the Omega Thinker. He has returned again as of Episode 87, he is back and busts Retrothinker out of confinement to aid Bob.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Revived by the Ultrathinker to get revenge on the Overthinker, but he is killed quickly by the Omega Thinker. He has returned again as of Episode 87, he is back and 87, busts Retrothinker out of confinement to aid Bob.]]Bob, becoming his reluctant ally.



* CoolGuns

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* CoolGunsCoolGuns: Uses handguns in combat.



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To the Ultrathinker prior to his second defeat.]]

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To the Ultrathinker prior to his second defeat.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Takes one in Episode 87, freeing Retrothinker from prison and going with him to the Overthinker's house after the Ultrathinker destroyed the Antiverse.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Takes one in Episode 87, freeing Retrothinker from prison and going with him to the Overthinker's house after the Ultrathinker destroyed the Antiverse.]]



* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: Becomes this after the Ultrathinker destroys the Antiverse.]]

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* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: Becomes this after the Ultrathinker destroys the Antiverse.]]



!!Pyrothinker and Cryothinker / [[spoiler: Plasma Thinker]]
A pair of colour-coded ninjas who attack and destroy game stores and arcades using their fire and ice-based powers. They use a fire gem and an ice gem.
* [[spoiler: AnimateInanimateObject: Revealed to be made from living straw.]]

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!!Pyrothinker and Cryothinker / [[spoiler: Plasma Thinker]]
Thinker
A pair of colour-coded ninjas who attack and destroy game stores and arcades using their fire and ice-based powers. They use a fire gem and an ice gem.
gem. Not very bright.
* [[spoiler: AnimateInanimateObject: Revealed to be made from living straw.]]



* DumbMuscle: Bob compares them to Bebop and Rocksteady since they spend so much time celebrating their victory over the Overthinker rather than destroy him.. Even Anti-Thinker calls them both "dumber than a sack of doorknobs".

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* DumbMuscle: Bob compares them to Bebop and Rocksteady since they spend so much time celebrating their victory over the Overthinker rather than destroy him.. him. Even the Anti-Thinker calls them both "dumber than a sack of doorknobs".



* FusionDance: [[spoiler: Due to a botched teleportation device used by Dr. Beardo, the two brothers are summoned at the same, fusing together into Plasma Thinker. The Overthinker and his allies have a serious OhCrap moment.]]
* GratuitousNinja

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* FusionDance: [[spoiler: Due to a [[NiceJobBreakingItHero botched teleportation device device]] used by Dr. Beardo, the two brothers are summoned at the same, fusing together into Plasma Thinker. The Overthinker and his allies have a serious OhCrap moment.]]
moment.
* GratuitousNinjaGratuitousNinja: Your traditional ninja albeit the colour coded outfits.



* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Plasma Thinker is frozen by the Overthinker and sent to prison, until the brothers split and become Lieberson's bodyguards.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: It is revealed they are the sons of Strawman and one of the female ninjas from MortalKombat, and they are out to avenge their father.]]

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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Plasma Thinker is frozen by the Overthinker and sent to prison, until the brothers split and become Lieberson's bodyguards.]]
bodyguards.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: It is revealed they are the sons of Strawman and one of the female ninjas from MortalKombat, and they are out to avenge their father.]]father, destroying video arcades to mock Bob.



* BreakTheCutie: Outright horrified by the current world and tries to commit suicide until the Overthinker and Ivan stop him. Retrothinker then goes off on his own to see what happened to Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, but probably found VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 judging by his reaction and falls into despair.

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* BreakTheCutie: Outright horrified by the current world and tries to commit suicide until the Overthinker and Ivan stop him. BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: As Necrothinker, Retrothinker then goes off on becomes a cynical, hateful being who loses all optimism and hope for gaming and vows to destroy it entirely by bringing back dead franchises from his own happier days.
* TheChosenOne: Revealed
to see what happened be worthy to Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, but probably found VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 judging by his reaction and falls into despair.wield the Golden Axe.



* DealWithTheDevil: Becomes the Beast's servant to destroy modern gaming.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Becomes the Beast's Ultrathinker's servant to destroy modern gaming.



* DrivenToSuicide: Averted by Bob and Ivan.



* FaceHeelTurn

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* FaceHeelTurnFaceHeelTurn: Turns into Necrothinker upon losing hope in the progress of gaming.



* HeroicBSOD: Upon discovering what happened to Sonic and parodies the ending of ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: As Necrothinker, he wants to destroy modern gaming by resurrecting forgotten retro characters, believing the medium has lost its way in the present day.
* HeroicBSOD: Upon discovering what happened to Sonic and parodies Sonic, parodying the ending of ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.



* LaughTrack: Occurs whenever Retrothinker appears after his arc.

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* LaughTrack: Occurs whenever Retrothinker appears after his Necrothinker arc.



* NostalgiaFilter: The basis for Necrothinker's mindset.



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: A short-term version. Retrothinker froze himself with the intent to waken in 2025 hoping to experience a golden age of gaming but woke early with the destruction of the Sharkcade. Bob and Ivan talked him down from committing suicide and Retrothinker left to find his place in the world, only to discover [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 06]] and had a mental breakdown. The Ultrathinker than preyed on his nostalgia and hatred, transforming him into Necrothinker.



* TheFuture
* FutureBadass

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* TheFuture
FishOutOfWater: To an extent in the present day, though not as prominent as it is with Retrothinker.
* FutureBadassTheFuture: Comes from a billion or so years into the future where humanity live in caves.
* FutureBadass: Can fly, has superpowers, and takes out the Anti-Thinker in two moves.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Abruptly beheaded by Sergeant Slicer in Episode 99. However, appears minutes later as an angel to meet Bob when he is summoned to heaven.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Abruptly beheaded by Sergeant Slicer in Episode 99. However, appears minutes later as an angel to meet Bob when he is summoned to heaven.]]



* MasterSwordsman: Wields a sword in battle, able to take out Anti-Thinker is two moves.

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* MasterSwordsman: Wields a sword in battle, able to take out slicing and dicing the Anti-Thinker is two moves.like a pro.



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
Hair]]: Bob wears a fabulous pink wig whilst in character.



* ChekhovsGun: After the air gem is removed, Robothinker returns without a magical core. Ivan uses this to his advantage to take control of his body.

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* ChekhovsGun: After the air gem is removed, Robothinker returns without a magical core. Ivan uses this to his advantage to take control of his body. His technology was also used to create the J.I.S.M. drones.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: He was sent into space by NASA, then exposed to cosmic radiation that allowed him to become a being of great power.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: He was sent into space by NASA, then exposed to cosmic radiation that allowed him to become a being of great power.]]



* CosmicEntity: [[spoiler: Became one after being flung into deep space and exposed to cosmic radiation.]]

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* CosmicEntity: [[spoiler: Became one after being flung into deep space and exposed to cosmic radiation.]]



* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Of [[Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes Caesar]] and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Simion]].]]
* IWantMyJetpack: [[spoiler: As a scientificaly-enhanced ape, he helped improve electro-video technology and hoped it would lead humanity into a new era of development. After becoming a cosmic entity he discovered humanity had created video games from his creations, vowed to destroy gaming in retribution, and punish humanity for their lack of vision.]]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Of [[Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes Caesar]] and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Simion]].]]
Simion]].
* IWantMyJetpack: [[spoiler: As a scientificaly-enhanced ape, he helped improve electro-video technology and hoped it would lead humanity into a new era of development. After becoming a cosmic entity he discovered humanity had created video games from his creations, vowed to destroy gaming in retribution, and punish humanity for their lack of vision.]]



* KillerSpaceMonkey: [[spoiler: As revealed in Episode 96. Bob didn't see that coming.]]

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* KillerSpaceMonkey: [[spoiler: As revealed in Episode 96. Bob didn't see that coming.]]


* AffectionateParody: Of [[TheTerminator Kyle Reese]] and DragonballZ.

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* AffectionateParody: Of [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator Kyle Reese]] and DragonballZ.''Anime/DragonballZ''.



* AffectionateParody: Of TheTerminator.

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* AffectionateParody: Of TheTerminator.Film/TheTerminator.



* {{Expy}}: Based on [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Miles Dyson]] and possibly [[Franchise/MegaMan Doctor Light]].

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* {{Expy}}: Based on [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Miles Dyson]] and possibly [[Franchise/MegaMan Doctor Light]].


A self-proclaimed "Z-list internet celebrity", Bob Chipman is a video game and movie critic who hosts the shows ''Escape To The Movies'', ''The Big Picture'' and ''Intermission'' on Website/TheEscapist, and ''The Game Overthinker'' on his own blog. On ''The Game Overthinker'', Bob plays the titular character, who analyses video games, their culture and industry through in-depth discussions. As more plot-like arcs developed, the Overthinker became an ally to Police Commissioner Bunnyface to deal with video game monsters slipping into the real world and other such villains.

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A self-proclaimed "Z-list internet celebrity", Bob Chipman is a video game and movie critic who hosts formerly hosted the shows ''Escape To The Movies'', ''The Big Picture'' and ''Intermission'' on Website/TheEscapist, and ''The Game Overthinker'' on his own blog.blog, and now ''In Bob We Trust'' on Screw Attack. On ''The Game Overthinker'', Bob plays the titular character, who analyses video games, their culture and industry through in-depth discussions. As more plot-like arcs developed, the Overthinker became an ally to Police Commissioner Bunnyface to deal with video game monsters slipping into the real world and other such villains.


* {{Expy}}: Of [[TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]].

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]].


* HeroicBSOD: Upon discovering what happened to Sonic and parodies the ending of PlanetOfTheApes.

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* HeroicBSOD: Upon discovering what happened to Sonic and parodies the ending of PlanetOfTheApes.''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.


* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinjas

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinjasGratuitousNinja



* GratuitousNinja: [[spoiler: Turns out he's not a real ninja, but Dr. Beardo in disguise.]]



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinjas: [[spoiler: Turns out he's not a real ninja, but Dr. Beardo in disguise.]]


* RunningGag: Sees ShigeruMiyamoto and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Princess Rosalina]] as [[PhysicalGod gods]].

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* RunningGag: Sees ShigeruMiyamoto Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Princess Rosalina]] as [[PhysicalGod gods]].


* ActingForTwo: Bob performs just about every role in the ''Game Overthinker'' series aside from the onscreen Commissioner Bunnyface (played by his brother's pet rabbit) though he does the voice acting, and some of the costumed badguys are shared with his brother Chris. Lampshaded in ''Ask Ivan II''.



* ChannelHop: ScrewAttack, The Escapist (for his other shows), and most recently Blip. Rounded back to YouTube after it was announced Blip was ditching his show.


* JerkAss: Apparently doesn't want to be on the show nor does he think he has any nostalgic value for the Overthinker. And he gets really ticked off when the Overthinker makes a reference to DoctorWho.

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* JerkAss: Apparently doesn't want to be on the show nor does he think he has any nostalgic value for the Overthinker. And he gets really ticked off when the Overthinker makes a reference to DoctorWho.''Series/DoctorWho''.

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** As early as his second appearance, he was already presenting his analysis of fantasy escapism as a coping mechanism for nerds who feel marginalized by mainstream society, albeit couched in his simplistic and derogatory language. His anti-intellectualism is mostly an affectation; as the Overthinker's counterpart he could hardly be genuinely stupid. He's the Antithinker not because he's anti-thinking, but because he's the Thinker from the Antiverse.

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