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*During the last chapter of Dragon Age II, he's trying to fix up his house so he can sell it. At the end of one part, part of his ceiling literally collapses right next to him. He promptly has a HeroicBSOD and ends the part without any of his usual commentary. The next few parts also deal with his house problems, and he freely admits on twitter that he's using the game review as therapy.

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* His departure from Channel Awesome in March 2018.

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* Chuck has repeatedly mentioned that he has children; twin boys, to be precise. However, in the "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E21RealLife}} Real Life]]" review, he takes a break from the Doctor losing his daughter in a holographic simulation of family talk about how his sons were born ten weeks early and at two pounds each. He talks about how the second worse pain is when they stop breathing and you hope for them that they'll continue. Fortunately, they were able to beat the 49% survival probability.
** Knowing this, his off-handed comment in the "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E12TheBegotten}} The Begotten]]" review about his experience with childbirth suddenly hits a '''lot''' harder...
* In his third 'phase' of VOY reviews -- the others comprising his early [=YouTube=] videos and the re-uploads tailored to Janeway as a cosmic fascist--he's begun to go easy on the VOY crew. In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS7E15Workforce}} Workforce Part II]]", he reminds viewers that "Evil" Janeway is but ''one'' of two interpretations of Janeway's character, and takes a minute to soliloquize on the scope of Janeway's plight:
-->"People have their limits, period. Picard had his in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E2Family}} Family]]", or Sisko had his in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E01E02Emissary}} Emissary]]". Given the choice between watching your crew die one after the other--year after year--with home still decades away and [[HurtingHero a self-imposed isolation]], or thinking that she could've resigned and taken a job on Earth with a husband and a pile of dogs, well... There's a lot of days where the former makes the latter look pretty damn good."
* After his review of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS01E13DearDoctor}} Dear Doctor]]", Chuck shows a clip on Benjamin Sisko from "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E19InThePaleMoonlight}} In the Pale Moonlight]]" where he says that saving a huge number of people is worth a guilty conscience...and then a clip of Phlox from Dear Doctor saying how Captain Archer now has his respect for [[WhatTheHellHero letting an entire species die.]]
* Janeway refusing to listen to Seven's request to save her father, who she's just reunited with in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E25S4E1Scorpion}} Scorpion Part II]]".
* Several of his tributes:
** The tribute montage to ''TNG'' set to [[Music/{{Queen}} "Under Pressure"]] in the "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings}} All Good Things...]]" review.
** The tribute for Data in ''Film/{{Nemesis}}'' was ''much'' better then the movie allegedly gave to him.
** The salute to the missing Series/DoctorWho episodes, set to Music/PaulWilliams and Series/TheMuppets singing "Sad Song".
** His dedication to the memory of Creator/ElisabethSladen at the end of the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom Seeds of Doom]] review.
** The coda to his ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' review, a two-minute montage set to [[Music/{{Journey}} "Faithfully"]], that does more to honor the legacy of James T. Kirk then the entire film managed.
** The coda to the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace]]" is a montage, set to "Say Something" by A Great Big World, of various beloved companions departing the Doctor's side.
** [[ His tribute]] to Creator/LeonardNimoy set to [[VideoGame/{{Civilization}} "Baba Yetu"]].
* The end of the ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' review, where he has an utterly beautiful soliloquy about Creator/TerryPratchett's own appointment with the Reaper Man. It actually sounds like he's choking back tears at one point.
** In his review of "Going Postal," he shows that this might be the case: He considers one of the greatest moments of his life the day he completed his collection of hardcover Discworld books, and still hasn't read the last Discworld book because he's terrified that once he puts it down, it'll all be over- there will never be another Discworld book to read.
* The end of his review of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' episode 10 [[ showcasing the relationship and love between Madoka and Homura....set to 'Time After Time' by Music/CyndiLauper.]]
** In his review of episode 9 when Madoka is trying to reach Sayaka, Chuck's voice seems to break a bit when he says it's not working, as if he was hoping it would despite knowing that it wouldn't.
* The opening to the new ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' subseries, Music/JeffBuckley's cover of "Hallelujah" from ''Music/{{Grace}}'' played over the scene of a middle-aged Bruce shutting down the Batcave for the last time, is oddly affecting.
* His somber reflection on the meaning of Veteran's Day in "Sugar Dirt."
* His coda for ''Enterprise'' in his review of [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E22TheseAreTheVoyages "These Are the Voyages..."]]. Going out of his way to point out that the excuses fans made over the years don't justify the series's quality because the issue was in the leadership: Berman had too much control and refused to change the series to match the times and that when Manny Coto finally took over and updated the show to match the era, the damage was done. And at the end of it, pointing out that because it was ''Star Trek'' it had the guarantee of running for a few years while better shows (even deliberately singling out Braga's ''Series/{{Threshold}}'' series) didn't get ''one.''
* In 2014, he confided that [[ his wife]] suffers from mental illness and has been known to disappear for extended periods of time. Although the marriage is a very loving one, Chuck lives in dread of his wife ''not'' returning home. [[PapaWolf He's more worried about his children than himself.]]
** HarsherInHindsight: In the TOS episode, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E7WhatAreLittleGirlsMadeOf}} What Are Little Girls Made of?]]", he took umbrage with Nurse Chapel's admonishment of Spock over a (supposedly) garbled recording of her long-lost beau. "Have ''you'' been engaged?," she asked. Chuck shot back that if ''his'' wife left him for 5 years, he'd be grasping at straws and interpreting any, ''every'' voice as hers. This was closer to truth than we knew at the time...
* His review of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS7E23Endgame}} Endgame]]", the ''Voyager'' finale: he ends lamenting that the show had everything it needed to become a fantastic show, but never reached for it.
* The opening to the review of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil}} Skin of Evil]]", set to "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Music/BobDylan is a far more effective tribute to Tasha Yar than Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration managed itself. He even bemoans [[WeHardlyKnewYe how little Tasha footage he had to utilize]].
* In "Rise and Fall of the Comic Empire" Part 8, the fate of Mark Gruenwald at Marvel, a sensitive man whom it fell to to inform Marvel employees they had been laid off due to the company's troubles in the '90s, and to add insult to injury, seeing his favorite character, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, subjected to the ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' Creator/RobLiefeld reboot. Gruenwald went home from work one Friday with the Liefeld penned preview issue on hand, didn't show up on Monday, and shortly thereafter was found dead from a heart attack. "And plus, it should be noted and I'm actually being serious here, ''Rob Liefeld made a comic so bad '''it may have killed a man!'''''"
** Also, in the series Afterword, on whether print comics could continue to be viable: "But I fear that Image may have the last laugh, with [[ComicBook/TheWalkingDead their number one book]] being of a creature lurching on year after year, unaware that it's already dead."
* In August 2016, Russian hackers took down Chuck's website, and while he was dealing with that, he was forced to go to the emergency room when he suffered a stress-related medical incident.
* This one mostly works so well due to set up. In his run-down of the events behind the scenes of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', he keeps bringing up how Creator/GeorgeLucas threw himself into the films' productions to help fund Skywalker Ranch, every time mentioning the extensive library with 'A beautiful stained-glass roof.' At the end, Chuck reveals that George's devotion to the films, the business, and the ranch drove his wife to have an affair with [[HarsherInHindsight the man who designed the stained glass ceiling he wanted so badly.]]
-->"And now, every time he looks at the crowning monument of the ranch, he'll always be reminded of the man who took his wife from him."
* The end of 2017 was rough for Chuck, thanks to VidMe shutting down (meaning he had to change platforms for the ''fourth'' time) and Patreon's new fee structure messing with his fan donations. He eventually found a new platform on Vimeo and Patreon quickly reversed their new policy, but still, the man goes through enough making his content and taking care of his family. He doesn't need his livelihood threatened like this.

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