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1[[quoteright:350:]]²²->''"We watch crap movies, we play crap games.''²->''There's too much out there, causing us pain.''²->''The actors are rancid. The plot is stale.''²->''Necro is here to put an end to the fail.''²->''The Necro Critic is in!"''²-->-- '''[[ExpositoryThemeTune The Necro Critic's theme song]]'''²²The Necro Critic is a VideoReviewShow starring Gareth Van Camp as the [[TitleCharacter Necro Critic]], [[LonghairedPrettyBoy a long-haired]], [[CoolShades sunglasses wearing]], [[FrothyMugsOfWater root beer drinking]] CausticCritic who attacks his review subjects with cold logic and common sense.²²What sets him apart from other internet reviewers is his lack of a specialty. While other reviewers tend to have a specific focus, like certain movie genres or retro video games, Necro is more of a JackOfAllTrades critic, talking about movies, video games, anime, and even the occasional TopTenList. His style is also much more down-to-earth and logistical than others, [[TheStoic allowing him to defend his opinions in a much more calm and relaxed manner.]] At least until something pushes him past his [[RageBreakingPoint breaking point…]]²²While he doesn’t have many episodes, nor is he as popular as other more famous reviewers, he has a very dedicated cult fanbase.²²You can see his videos [[ here]].²²----²!Tropes:²* AbsurdPhobia: Necro has a really nasty fear of babies. Implied to be caused by the [[UncannyValley giant robot baby]] from Film/BabyGeniuses.²* ActuallyPrettyFunny: {{Inverted}}. Film/BabyGeniuses had a scene that he considered to be this, until said scene was repeated not 5 seconds later. ²* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[ Mana Energy Potion is a real energy shot.]] It is quite potent[[labelnote:*]]75mg of caffeine[[/labelnote]] with an extremely strong sour flavor, which makes his reaction to it quite legit.²* {{Angrish}}: He gets so fed up with the "awkward groping" running gag in ''Eiken'', that near the end of the video, [[FreakOut he completely loses it]] and starts yelling insane gibberish before repeatedly screaming the word "PAIN" and having to be sedated off-screen.²* BigDamnHeroes: He has a tendency to emphasize these moments with the Franchise/IndianaJones theme.²* BigNo: Him discovering that there's another game mode in ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}''. It actually extends past the end credits.²* BrokenRecord: "Magical Heart?"²* CatchPhrase: [[ImHavingSoulPains "Oww... My soul!"]]²* [[CatharticScream Cat-thartic Scream]]: He has a tendency to scream into his cat the same way one would do to a pillow. Oddly enough, the cat doesn't seem to mind it too much.²** She even has a credit in some of his videos as "[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Shampoo]] the Stress-Relief Cat"²* CausticCritic: He reviews both bad movies AND bad videogames. He occasionally reviews anime too.²* CaffeineBulletTime: See KlatchianCoffee.²* CoolShades²* DidntThinkThisThrough: He mentions how [[WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment Dr. Jekyll's]] EvilPlan to kidnap and brainwash Queen Victoria into being his bride is horribly flawed. There's no way he'd be able to keep up killing someone every night in order to keep making his potion, and said potion only works during the night, so there's the question of what he's going to do with her during the daytime when she's back to normal. There's also the fact that someone just might happen to notice the sudden disappearance of [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria QUEEN VIC-FUCKING-TORIA]].²** The boy from ''The Christmas Shoes'' decides to collect cans and recycle them in order to buy the titular footwear. Necro does the math and points out that he'd need to collect 400 cans[[labelnote:*]]450 if you account for sales tax[[/labelnote]] to pull that off.²* DidntWeUseThisJokeAlready: Necro's reaction to the second time Carl said the "I'm not a monk, I'm just a friar" joke in ''Film/VanHelsing''²-->''"Oh, come on! It wasn't funny the first time! Why the HELL would it be funny the second time!?"''²** ''Film/BabyGeniuses'' reapeated the one semi-decent joke it had almost verbatim not five seconds after the first time, resulted in Necro's first and only voided PWN'D stamp.²** [[Anime/SchoolDays MAGICAL WORD!]]²* DisorganizedOutlineSpeech: Necro Critic states three things that could've been done to fix Spider-Man 3 (paraphrased)²-->1: Use any villain other than the Sandman.²-->B: Stop focusing on Uncle Ben.²-->Finally: Save Venom for the sequel.²** In fact he's been doing the "1, B,..." thing in a lot of his videos.²* DistractedByTheSexy: In his ''[[Anime/SchoolDays School Days OVA Double-Feature]]'', he shows a scene of four girls doing a TransformationSequence while the narrator explains their identity and mission. Afterwards, Necro paraphrases what the narrator said, since several of his viewers were most likely too distracted by the [[{{Fanservice}} hot naked girls]] to read the subtitles.²* DrivenToSuicide: At the end of his ''WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment'' review, he swears to chug a bottle of cyanide if he ever sees another ''Film/VanHelsing''-related media. [[spoiler:Suddenly, the ''Van Helsing'' tie-in comic magically appears in his hand, and he follows through on his promise. Unfortunately, what he drank ended up being Diet Mountain Dew, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments which is an even more excruciating fate]].]]²* EveryEpisodeEnding: "This is The Necro Critic, saying..."²* ExpositoryThemeTune²* FreakOut: During his VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}} review, his player character dies permanently, forcing him to level up the other character separately to beat the final boss. He takes it about as well as you'd think...²-->'''''"TAKE THIS YOU FUCKER!!! DIE!!! DIE, YOU DEAD BASTARD, DIE!!! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIIIIEE!!!"'''''²** During his Film/{{Zardoz}} review, he [[ItMakesSenseInContext puts a blanket over his head to see if it will uncover repressed memories]]. After a brief pause, he sees the giant robot baby from Film/BabyGeniuses. His immediate response is to throw the blanket off of him and shoot it repeatedly, screaming like a maniac the entire time.²** Pretty much his entire [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Eiken]][[invoked]] review.²* FrothyMugsOfWater: He is often seen drinking bottles of root beer or cream soda and treats them like they're alcoholic. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he was 19 when he started making his videos.²* FunnyBackgroundEvent: His ''Film/TheSantaClause2'' review begins with him getting ready to review ''VideoGame/RedNinjaEndOfHonor'', only to throw it away upon the realization that it's Christmas. If you look carefully, you can see the game box hitting the light fixture behind him and busting open.²* GainaxEnding: The ''Jekyll + Hyde'' review ends with Necro [[spoiler:killing Devil Critic only to be killed by the '''real''' Necro and Devil, who reveal that the previous Necro and Devil were [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext robot clones of them from the future]], only for the living Necro to reveal himself as a robot. Afterwards, a guy watching the video decides to leave a nasty comment on it, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou only for Necro and Devil to appear behind him]] and torture him by forcing him to watch ''The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006)''.]]²* HellIsThatNoise: '''[[Film/BabyGeniuses BABY WANT A HUG!!!]]'''²* IAteWhat: PlayedWith in his WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment review, where Necro opts to drink a bottle of cyanide rather than talk about the Film/VanHelsing comic book. After seeing and hearing him writhing in absolute agony, we get this reveal:²-->[[spoiler:'''Devil Critic''': ''(opens fridge)'' "Cyanide? Where the hell is my [[TakeThat Diet Mountain Dew]]?]]²* ImHavingSoulPains: His CatchPhrase is the page quote for this trope.²* IncrediblyLamePun: He has a tendency to spout these on occasion, immediately followed by [[CollectiveGroan the audience booing]].²** He jokingly admits to getting [[LamePunReaction death threats]] for the joke at the end of ''Call Me Tonight''.²-->''"This is The Necro Critic: reminding you to always wear protection during phone sex. It's the only way to prevent hearing AIDS"''²* InflationNegation: Briefly mentioned in his ''Christmas Shoes'' review.²-->'''Kid:''' ''[Five dollars] is a lot of money. A real whole lot.''²-->'''Necro:''' ''Yeah. During TheFifties, maybe.''²** To be fair, the movie was set during TheEighties, but even then $5 wasn't considered a "real whole lot of money".²* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Discussed in his ''[[Film/TheSantaClause Santa Clause 3]]'' review.²** Said review also provides an interesting subversion: Necro's existence has practically no bearing on the world whatsoever. The only thing that changes is the fact that Devil is running the show now. [[spoiler:Of course the guy telling him this was just lying to make him miserable before killing him.]]²* ItWasHisSled[[invoked]]: This is the reason why he refuses to talk about the infamous ending of Anime/SchoolDays, as a favor to people who haven't seen it yet.²* JekyllAndHyde: Subverted. [[{{Sidekick}} The Devil Critic]] is introduced this way[[labelnote:*]]appropriately enough in a two-part Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde movie review[[/labelnote]], but he's later revealed to just be his brother taking over for him [[ItMakesSenseInContext while he's in an energy shot induced coma.]] [[spoiler:[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext And then it revealed that they were both warring robot clones from the future.]]]]²* KlatchianCoffee: Mana Energy Potion, which gave him the energy-rush needed to plow through [[VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}} Ehrgeiz's]] Quest Mode. He tried to use it again to get through ''The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006)'', but [[ItMakesSenseInContext since he wasn't gaming]], it turned him into Devil Critic. [[spoiler:Or so you'd think. In actually, it just made him crash so hard that his brother was forced to cover the next review for him.]]²* LargeHam: Devil Critic²* LargeHamAnnouncer: "Bukkake Death Race 2011"²* LongHairedPrettyBoy²* MadeMyselfSad: From his ''Film/{{Sleepwalkers}}'' review.²-->''"What? Graveyards are a very romantic place for a date! I mean, I always take'' MY ''girlfriends on dates to graveyards. ({{beat}}) God, I'm lonely..."''²* ManOnFire: Abused so much in ''Film/VanHelsing'', that he started a Burning Man Count in the same vein as [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's "Fuse Box Count"]]. He's reused that same counter in a couple of other videos.²** Apparently [[{{Film/Sleepwalkers}} cats]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext are extremely flammable]].²** Taken UpToEleven in ''WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment''.²* NoodleIncident: His Eiken review opens with him and Devil returning home from [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome apparently saving Christmas]]. They are both horribly bloodied and bruised, [[HeroicSacrifice someone apparently died,]] and they vow [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never to speak of it again.]]²* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Parodied in his ''Film/SpiderMan3'' review, where he constantly refers to [[ComicBook/GreenGoblin New Goblin]] with sequel names of increasing ridiculousness; including [[Film/TheMatrixReloaded Green Goblin: Reloaded]], [[Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo Goblin 2: Electric Boogaloo]], and [[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Harry Goes To Hell: The Final Goblin]].²* OffendingTheCreatorsOwn[[invoked]]: {{Averted}} in his Christmas Shoes review. He begins the video by directly pointing out that he is a practicing Methodist in an attempt to avoid the inevitable criticisms that he is only hating on the movie for being a Christian film.²* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: See NoodleIncident.²* OneDegreeOfSeparation: He directly references the SixDegreesOfKevinBacon game to point out how ludicrously convenient it is how every character in ''The Christmas Shoes'' just happens to know each other.²* OverlyLongGag: [[Anime/SchoolDays MAGICAL HEART!!!]]²* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: PlayedWith in his ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheAmericanRabbit'' review, where he calls the titular hero "the worst America-themed, AnimalSuperhero ever conceived", directly comparing him to [[ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Yankee Poodle]].²* RedOniBlueOni: Devil Critic is extremely hammy and outspoken compared to Necro's much more subdued demeanor.²* RefusalOfTheCall: His ''[[AprilFoolsDay Boku no Pico]]'' review, presented in its entirety.²--> ''[[spoiler:"No." [[labelnote:*]]"The show is literally gay kiddie porn. Seriously, what the fuck, guys?"[[/labelnote]]]]''²* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: When Jack Frost from ''[[Film/TheSantaClause The Santa Clause 3]]'' points out how Santa has his own holiday as well as a great life, he asks what he has in comparison. Devil responds by listing [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei the]] [[Literature/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus sheer]] [[WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians amount]] [[ComicBook/TheInvisibles of]] [[Creator/RankinBass media]] [[Film/JackFrost1997 influence]] [[Film/JackFrost1998 the]] [[Music/JethroTull character]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 has]].²* RunningGag: He has a couple.²** "GIANT _____ OF DEATH!"²** *clap* [[SarcasmMode Makes sense to me!]]²** Burning Man Count²** "But just in time!" ''(cue Franchise/IndianaJones theme)''²** "FEAR MY TENTACLES!!!"²** [[Film/{{Zardoz}} "Pointless! How pointless!"]]²** [[Film/{{Slither}} "Well now, THAT is some fucked-up shit."]]²** "Aww... What could possibly ruin this touching moment?" ''(one scene later)'' "That could."²* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/TheNecroCritic Has its own page.]]²* {{Sidekick}}: The Devil Critic.²* SillinessSwitch: The only fun he has with ''[[VideoGame/VanHelsing Van Helsing: The Videogame]]'' is by toying around with the game's numerous graphics-altering cheats (which are, strangely enough, found as random collectables throughout the game).²* {{Squick}}[[invoked]]: His reaction to the idea of [[WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment "an old man getting it on with an elderly fat lady in the body of a 20-year-old girl."]]²* SunglassesAtNight: He once wore pair of reading glasses on top of his trademark shades.²* TakeThat: [[ Apparently,]] WebVideo/TheIrateGamer once sent Necro an unsolicited video cameo, asking him to feature it in one of his reviews. He even told him what context to use the cameo in as well as suggesting what specifically to review. Needless to say, Necro was very offended by this gesture. So instead, he used the cameo clip in his Film/TheSantaClause2 review in a joke at IG's expense.²-->'''Necro:''' Not to make accusations or anything, but [Toy Santa] is one tommy-gun away from [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} blatant plagiarism]]! And believe me, as an internet reviewer, I know a thing or two about blatant plagiarism.²-->'''IG:''' ''(looking up from playing a video game)'' Are you talking about me?²** He followed up on it with a similar joke in the next video, also from the footage sent to him.²-->'''Devil:''' That's right, folks. The titular [[Film/TheSantaClause Escape Clause]] was just a poor excuse to make this movie into a cheap, crappy knockoff of Film/ItsAWonderfulLife. And trust me, as an internet reviewer, I know a thing or two about cheap, crappy knockoffs.²-->'''IG:''' ''(indignant)'' Really?²* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In order to get out of reviewing ''WesternAnimation/VanHelsingTheLondonAssignment'', he tries to destroy the DVD by repeatedly punching it, stabbing it, hammering it, throwing it on the ground, stomping on it, smashing it with a sledge-axe, running over it with a lawnmower, setting the debris on fire, baking the ashes into a cake, eating it, crapping it out, burning it AGAIN, selling the ashes to a coke-head, shooting him after snorting it and then planting the gun in his hand, and blowing up the guys house. [[spoiler:It wasn't enough to get rid of it.]]²* TheStoic²* TrainingMontage: He did two of these while playing ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'''s infamous Quest Mode. One while progressing a character to the end of the game, and a second one maxing out the other character's levels by hilariously exploiting a GoodBadBug. Both done to the tune of [[Music/{{KISS}} Paul Stanley's]] "Live To Win".²* UnintentionalPeriodPiece[[invoked]]: In his ''Call Me Tonight'' review, he straight up breaks into song[[note]]to the tune of the Hallelujah Chorus[[/note]] about how blatantly and hideously [[TheEighties '80s]] the characters' fashion choices were. ²* VideoReviewShow²* VisualPun: He very vocally enjoys eating a piece of cheesecake while watching a scene in ''Call Me Tonight'', where the female protagonist is out int the rain with a [[SexySoakedShirt wet, clingy, transparent shirt]].²* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Occasionally, [[ this happens]] to him whenever something he's reviewing causes an [[FreakOut insane breakdown]], immediately followed by a brief scene of him [[IntoxicationEnsues after the off-screen sedatives have kicked in.]]²* WidgetSeries: His ''Top 10 Weirdest Anime'' list is comprised mostly of these.²----


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