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Sometimes it's a joke, sometimes it's a criticism. Whatever the case, Phelous has come up with a large amount of depictions and perceptions of the characters in the movies and TV shows he's reviewed.

  • In his review of Anaconda, Phelous theorizes that the reason the anaconda is attacking isn't because it's hungry, but because Jon Voight has been strangling people with his legs and framing the snake and because Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube were the heroes.
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  • Benzaie and Phelous both believe the Professor in Humains drags his son along on the expedition because he hates him and just hopes he'll die at some point.
  • In his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde review he states that Lanyon died not because of the maddening revelation but of the fact that he snorted the rat poison he found in Jekyll's cabinet. Or it was because of that conversation he and Jekyll had.
    • He also portrays the Nanny as a psychopath who nonchalantly tells horrifying tales of murder to children.
  • In his review of the Mortal Kombat: Conquest episode Thicker than Blood, he believes that Scorpion is in love with Siro's brother Cassar, and the reason why he kills said brother by the end of the episode is because he broke his heart by leaving him for the good guys.
  • In Pulse 3, suggests that Justine's bad attitude towards everyone, being a Zombie Advocate, destroying the cure for the internet ghosts because one guy was a dick to her, simply proves that she's her mother's daughter. Her mother being an unstable, neglectful parent who tried to murder her.
  • In his review of GoodTimes' Beauty and the Beast he sees the Bumbling Dad who's dim but ultimately loves his daughter as a selfish, entitled, stupid and emotionally manipulative Jerkass who guilts his daughter into a possible deadly situation and reaps the benefits of poor business dealings and incompetent parenthood.
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    • Beauty, meanwhile, is interpreted as being a vapid airhead who started falling for the Beast simply because he decided not to kill her.
  • King Mah God from Lion and the King is depicted as a stoner.
  • In The Real Ghostbusters A Christmas Carol episode "X-Mas Marks the Spot," Phelous remarks that the real villain is the butcher who gave Cratchit and his family the smallest bird possible, since it's so tiny that it could have been a baby pigeon. And it was an accomplishment to being even more evil than the actual Scrooge in the episode.
  • In some of his Mortal Kombat Conquest reviews, he often expresses that Kung Lao is a lazy bum who would rather spend time doing stupid antics with Siro and Taja than take his responsibilities as the Mortal Kombat champion and training fighters for the next tournament.
  • In his "Cricket on the Hearth" review, he believes that the reason why Caleb was in such a merry mood when conversing with the titular cricket (who speaks in this adaptation) was because of the knowledge of his daughter's fiance leaving for the British Navy for 2 years.
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    • Similarly, he decides that Cricket Crockett is a Jerkass who brings Caleb's family nothing but bad luck (or at least saves all the luck for himself).
  • The figures shown on Bootleg Zones are constantly subject to this. For instance:
  • According to his Magic Gift of the Snowman review, Snowden is a pedophile and Princess Electra is a tyrant who uses mind control on her subjects.
  • Maria from the Anime Beauty and the Beast is a troll whose request for a rose was actually her messing with her father.
  • In his review of Prom Night III: The Last Kiss, he points out how the alleged "likeable hero" Alex as a Villain Protagonist for cheating on his girlfriend with no hesitation, is completely unconcerned about Mary Lou's murder except for self preservation and never gets called out on it in the film proper. As such he doesn't see the ending with Alex stuck down in Hell as a downer ending but a cathartic one.
  • In his review of Goodtimes' Cinderella, he doesn't buy that Cinderella's father ignored the cruel actions of his new wife and daughters towards Cinderella, instead thinking he's actively allowing them to abuse Cinderella. Even Old Man thinks that her father is terrible in The Stinger.
  • He interprets Old Bush from the Dingo Pictures version of Pocahontas to be a bloodthirsty (figuratively and literally) monstrous abomination.
  • He interprets the kid lead from Pulse 1980 as suicidally depressed.
  • According to him, the incarnation of Esmeralda from Burbank's second adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame actually is a witch.
  • The voice-over he gives for the lamp in his Amityville 4 review depicts the lamp as a Psychopathic Manchild who does everything For the Evulz because "no one suspects the lamp!" Also, the lamp really is Nancy's husband and the father of her children.
    • Much like the Dr. Jekyll example listed above, he questions if the tar and sewage in the plumbing was due to the lamp's influence and suspects it was because the sinks apparently lead to a dead end pipe.
  • In his review of Nice Cats, he speculates that Ms. McDonald is actually trying to get away from a rabbit criminal syndicate/hate group/paramilitary.
  • The father in the Little Angels is a neglectful father who left his kids in a hovel in the middle of nowhere and leaves them to die in the cold. With the nearest town being one mountain, and one river away.
  • One-Eye from the GoodTimes adaptation of White Fang is an incompetent buffoon who is constantly mocked by his mate and offspring for his numerous failures as a hunter.
  • He interprets the Dingo version of Balto as a callous jerk who's obsessed with diamonds and doesn't care if children die, partly because he has the same voice as the Black Panther from "Lion and the King".
  • According to him, the Jetlag version of Snow White isn't just naïve and innocent but outright Too Dumb to Live.
    • He also thinks the Magic Mirror should be considered an accessory to the Queen's murder attempts, since it proved that it did have the power to stop her at the end.
  • In his review of Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa, he suggests Ricky deliberately dropped his letter to Santa Claus in Nicole's yard to guilt-trip her.
  • He repeatedly suggests that the main characters of The Christmas Light and its sequel are a bunch of sociopathic Bitches in Sheep's Clothing; particularly Isaac the elf and Santa Claus, who would have outright killed someone had it not been for the intervention of Jennifer. He also suggests a handful of times that Burton's Heel–Face Turn was possibly due to brain damage/mental trauma from the multiple painful situations he gets himself into in Light (falling into his toy machine, shattered to pieces, transforming into the snowman Big Bad, and melting as Jennifer talks him down).
  • He accuses Bevanfield's portrayal of Goldilocks in their Three Little Bears adaptation of being a destructive Idiot Houdini Designated Hero who ultimately ended up making life worse for the bears (she somehow ends up causing structural damage to the entire house just from running around in a blind panic after being found by the bears) no matter how much the story tries to paint her as just an innocent but clumsy girl who cannot help the trouble she causes. It doesn't help that the story (intentionally or not) implies a few times that Goldilocks is fully aware of how destructive her "visit" to the bears' house is.
  • He took pretty much every character in Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer to be an idiot and/or jerkass in some form or fashion. For example:
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