These people are all Rooster Teeth employees who work specifically for the Achievement Hunter division. To see AH's leader Geoff Ramsey, one of the Original Six Rooster Teeth guys, click here. For frequent AH collaborator Kerry Shawcross and former AH crew members Kdin Jenzen, Caleb Denecour and Mica Burton, click here. The members of Team Lads (Gavin Free, Michael Jones, and former cast member Ray Narvaez Jr.) each have their own Creator pages.
Due to the sheer amount of content Achievement Hunter produces on a regular basis, spoilers are unmarked from this point forward. Beware!
Tropes about the cast of Achievement Hunter in general:
- Bunny Ears Lawyers: They are a very foolish group of video gamers, but are nonetheless competent at both gaming (when they feel like it) and video editing. Regarding certain members, Gavin is considered an expert in slow-motion video, Ryan has web designing chops, and Matt is a master Minecraft map designer.
- Cloudcuckoolanders: If the stories they tell on Off Topic and during gameplay are any indication, the group tends to get foolish and weird if left to their own devices.
- Commonality Connection: For multiplayer games they divide themselves into teams based on age, with Team Lads (Gavin, Michael and Jeremy (formerly Ray)) versus Team Gents (Geoff, Jack and Ryan).
- Fatal Flaw:
- Each member suffers from various problems whenever they're playing video games: Geoff isn't good with platformers and tends to be a Dirty Coward, Gavin is too reactionary and prone to attempting Awesome, but Impractical stunts without the requisite skill to pull them off, Michael has his rage problems, Jack can descend into troll levels if pressed, Ryan Haywood Stops To Cheat, Jeremy tends not to think his moves out thoroughly, Lindsay does poorly in games that involve more advanced skills, and Trevor, Alfredo and Fiona fall apart in games they're not used to.
- As a group, the gang has a terrible amount of Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! as it's not uncommon for the gang to speak over each other and go do their own thing when working together as a team will pull them through.
- Five-Man Band: After Ray's departure, this breaks down roughly as follows:
- The Leader: Geoff. He founded Achievement Hunter and is usually the one organising things, giving instructions and trying to keep the others under control.
- The Lancer: Gavin. Constantly ignoring Geoff's instructions (and screwing up in the process) and the two of them have a clear love-hate relationship.
- The Smart Guy: Ryan. The most intellectual and academic of the crew (mocked by the others for having gone to college) and a skilled web designer.
- The Big Guy: Michael. Louder and more aggressive than any other Hunter, and also tends to be the best at melee combat in game. Generally speaking.
- The Chick: Jack. Usually a calming influence on his teammates, and tends to play as a female character.
- The Sixth Ranger: Jeremy. Received a surge in popularity after Ray left and he became more prominently featured in videos; rewarded by being given a permanent spot on the team.
- And as for the secondary talent (after Fiona's recruitment), here's how it breaks down:
- The Leader: Trevor. He's the current boss of Achievement Hunter.
- The Lancer: Lindsay. The Wild Card of the group, she's essentially the Distaff Counterpart to Gavin in terms of gaming style.
- The Smart Guy: Matt. He's a prodigious game map designer - especially in Minecraft, Mario Maker and Golf It - and he frequently serves as the Game Master across various games as a result.
- The Big Guy: Alfredo. Easily the best FPS gamer in the office, Alfredo rivals Michael and Ryan in terms of in-game combat skills.
- The Chick: Fiona. The newest and (arguably) the sanest member of the crew.
- Hidden Depths: Despite their goofy personas, each of the crew can display a surprising array of knowledge about a variety of topics. Geoff was an Army journalist as well as working a number of different jobs before founding Rooster Teeth, Gavin is acknowledged as an expert in high-speed filming, Jack is heavily involved in charity and community outreach, Michael is a former electrician with a fair amount of handyman experience, and Ryan is...well, Ryan. Also extends to the secondary casts, with Trevor having gotten a degree in aerospace engineering.
- The Hyena: At least one of the group will break into hysterical laughter once a video. Geoff and Michael have very distinct cackles, Jack can brought to crying from laughing so hard, Jeremy has a yelping laugh, and Gavin squeaks through his laughs. Even Ryan has a distinct chuckle when something is funny enough to him.
- I Am Not Spock: They are quick to mention that, despite their entertainment personas being similar to their actual personalities, they do not always behave the way they do onscreen. This has caused some issues with fans, who sometimes believe them to be just as wacky all the time.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: One of their trademarks. At times when the gameplay footage they're recording is relatively boring, clips will still make it through editing because they're having an amusing conversation about something or taking the piss out of someone for the dumb thing they just said.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Compare the length of this page to their parent company's Characters page, or Hell, just look at their Creator pages. These guys are a powerhouse within the company.
- They've become so popular that they've recently hired a production manager, just to make sure they stick to recording and release schedules.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They will all take the piss out of one another and even hit one another from time to time, but at the end of the day they're good friends. This is particularly true with Team Nice Dynamite (Gavin and Michael), who frequently argue (and Michael has actually physically tackled Gavin to try and stop him getting an achievement), and Team Building Exercise, who spend entire Let's Build episodes bickering, but are still good friends.
- True Companions: Going along with their Vitriolic Best Buds elements, the crew will give each other no end of shit, but will always make it clear by the end that they truly do appreciate one-another.
The faces of Achievement Hunter and the ones who appear the most frequently in their videos, especially all their Let's Plays. As said above, three of them (Geoff, Gavin, and Michael) have tropes about them on other pages.
Geoffrey Lazer "Geoff" Ramsey (born Geoffrey Fink)
The Leader and co-founder of Achievement Hunter. He, along with Jack, created the website in 2008 based on his passion for earning for achievements on Xbox Live Arcade, but finding no good community-based website based around them. Before the site, he was known as the voice of Grif and for being one of Rooster Teeth's co-founders. For this reason, the tropes relating to him are over on The Original Six page, rather than on this page.
Jack Shannon Pattillo
The Number Two of Achievement Hunter and The Lancer for Geoff, Jack supervises the daily shenanigans of the AH crew and acts as a straight man to their antics. He's the other co-founder of the division and appears in their first video guide. Also notable for being one of the original Rooster Teeth employees after the original founders.
- The Ace: While not normally known for this, he did become this for a brief time in late 2015 where he was Tied with Jeremy in this role, even being the Always Someone Better to Jeremy on occasion. Especially in GTAV, where it was usually him or Jeremy taking the win. This died down sometime in 2016 though.
- Ace Pilot: In GTA whenever the job requires flying, chances are he'll be the one doing it.
- Acrofatic: He's not the lightest or heaviest dude exactly, but you'd be wrong to say that he's skinny... or that he's slow, as his tennis match against Gavin proved.
- This is until he started to diet in 2016, together with frequent gym visits, which lead to him losing in fat and gaining in muscles. The other Achievement Hunters frequently voice their regret that they can no longer make fat jokes about him.
- The Archer: Let's Play Minecraft episodes 29, 37 and 46 prove that he's lethal with a bow and arrow.
- Arc Number: For some odd, uncanny reason, he has a habit of winning the Tower of Pimps whenever a Let's Play Minecraft episode title has the number 4 in it. In total, he's won it in episodes 34, 40, 44, 45, 48, 54, 64 and 74.
- Broken when he won episode 80... which is still divisible by 4. This was broken for good by episode 100, though... though it, too is divisible by 4!
- Completely broken when he won episodes 87, 93, and 119.
- Has won "the centennial episodes", as in episode 100, 200, and 300.
- Atomic F-Bomb: Well, Atomic GODDAMMMITTTTTTT!!! from the second LP of Fuel, when a frustrated Jack spent the latter half of a 90 minute video trying to drive out of the same crater.
- Author Appeal: Is a big fan of beards, to the point of having "Beard" somewhere in his username on a lot of PC Games. If he can't make a female character in a game, odds are that he'll have a beard as magnificent as his real-life one.
- Badass Baritone. Much like his vocal twin, Ryan, Jack has quite the deep voice and has a recurring tendency to use it in either a comical or menacing fashion. Gameplay wise, in the early years, his skills were subpar at best, but now he's is reliant as the team medic/support and his own trial and error gameplay in his Twitch streams have assisted immensely in the group's Sky Factory series, being essentially Ryan's equal in terms of knowledge and leading the sextet.
- Badass Beard: According to Jack, he feeds it the blood of virgins. It even has its own shirt in the Rooster Teeth store, and its own Twitter account. And it keeps getting bigger."Why is a bear telling news on AHWU? I thought Jack did that."
- It's had habit of getting so long that eventually people will start begging him to shave it, saying it has gone from badass to slightly disgusting. They're fine when he shaves it (at least until it grows back to the same length). It's gotten so bad that sometimes on live podcasts it causes his microphone to get loud bursts of static. Not good for headphone users.
- Sadly it was shaved off during the 2015 Extra Life Stream, but due to the stream raising over $300,000 in charity money. So not a badass look anymore now that he looks like, in his own words, "a thumb", but definitely for a badass reason. It has since grown back.
- Bait-and-Switch: During the RTX 2013 podcast, it looks like he's about to give out Joel's number in revenge for him giving out Jack's. He starts with the first couple of digits... then says "I'm not going to do it because I'M NOT AN ASSHOLE!"
- Big Eater: The others claim that he became so big by eating tons of meat and next-to-no veggies, to the point that an episode of Let's Play Minecraft was called "Jack's Nightmare" because it involved gathering edible plants. Played for Laughs.
- Big Good: Jack runs and hosts Rooster Teeth's annual Extra Life charity stream, and does everything he can to get money raised for the kids. His even sacrifices his precious beard for the audience once the donation count hit $300k on the 2015 stream.
- Boring, but Practical: In general, Jack's approaches to challenges are methodical and well thought-out compared to the others' antics. Sometimes it proves to be too slow, sometimes it's exactly what's needed.
- In Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, Jack decides to build a fort so he and Caleb can snipe their enemies from a distance. By the end of the episode, Jack and Caleb lasted the longest out of the three teams, and they ended up winning.
- In episodes 39 and 40, Jack uses the strategy of mining methodically rather than quickly, and with an emphasis on keeping it easy to navigate. This puts him at a distant second to Michael and Ray, both of whom were tied with three gold blocks apiece and one away from winning. Jack rightfully decides to mine at the top of his monolith (where most of the ores are, as it turns out), whereas Michael and Ray chose the lower sections. The random digging leads to Ray getting lost and Michael flooding himself, allowing Jack to slip away with the win and his second Tower.
- Jack wins the Enchantment challenge (episode 47 and 48) by simply digging as far away from the others as possible so they can't find him and just mining his way to Level 30, as opposed to fishing or fighting mobs. He does get really lost, but when he finally emerges he has so much equipment made that no one can physically stop him from winning.
- It's gotten to the point where Jack's name is synonymous with excelling at mundane but practical tasks. During the Spring Harvest (episode 93), the others remark how farming is "a very Jack-like task" and that "Of course Jack wins the farming competition!"
- It came to a head when Jack utterly curb-stomps the others in Episode 100, where he completed the challenge before anyone could even get halfway through. The others cited Jack's great memory of previous episodes, sense of direction, and knowledge of the map (all Boring, but Practical skills) as the reasons he won.
- In the GTA videos, Jack is most often trusted with aircraft or with important vehicles because his asset is being a great driver. Still extremely valuable because everyone else sucks at piloting or driving without crashing.
- Boring Invincible Hero: In the early days of Achievement HORSE on Halo: Reach it was just Jack and Geoff versus each other, but the series eventually began having new competitors because Jack always kept winning. See Took a Level in Badass below.
- Especially in the early AHWU videos, where he'd frequently get slapped. Nowadays it's more often stuffed animals or toilet paper being thrown at him.
- Second only to Gavin when it comes to this trope on The Rooster Teeth Podcast, to the point that he would sometimes just walk off the set midway through when he was getting shit on particularly bad. He could barely even propose to Caiti without Gavin and Burnie affectionately taking the piss. It has gotten better for him since the early days, though.
- Captain Obvious: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 30, he notices things that were always in the game, prompting the guys to say some variation of "Always been that way".
- "So as far as news goes this week..."
- "Goddammit!" seems to be his expletive of choice.
- "What's up, guys? It is Jack and Geoff from AchievementHunter.com, and Geoff we are doing Fails of the Weak Volume [number]." He almost always said this exact opening spiel at the beginning of Fails of the Weak videos.
- "Aloha!" is his greeting when Geoff introduces the video.
- He likes saying "Immediately" a lot of the time. Unlike most, however, he uses it when it's appropriate.
- "You don't wanna (innocuous action that led to a player's death)." Or "you gotta watch out for (usually harmless object that suddenly killed a player)." Both are common in Fails of the Weak, where the slightest action means death.
- "I'm going to go build a house" (and variations thereof), a running gag from the early Let's Play Minecraft episodes.
- "Boooo" is Jack's standard response to an Incredibly Lame Pun, especially from Gavin or Barbara.
- He's also fond of the phrase "arrows will blot out the sun" when he's using a bow.
- The Chick: Not his role in the group itself, but he usually ends up playing the female characters in Let's Plays.
- Combat Pragmatist: During Let's Play Minecraft episode 44, the pieces of the Tower are scattered and being constantly swapped between two players. When Jack is able to grab two pieces, he hides them in his own chest until he can get a hold of the others.
- Comically Missing the Point: Sometimes does this deliberately, seemingly taking up the mantle from Ray.Geoff: [You all owe me] APOLOGIES!!Jack: Thank you for the apology, Geoff!
- Commonality Connection:
- Team Angry Fat with Michael.
- Team Same Voice with Ryan.
- Team OG with Geoff.
- Team OGG/Congress, in reference to one of the old offices, with Geoff and Gavin.
- Team Biggie Smalls (alternatively, Team Jumbo Shrimp) with Jeremy.
- Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: When Matt challenges Gavin to Dragon Ball Xenoverse, he keeps calling it "Dragonball Fifteen", reading the "XV" as Roman numerals.
- Critical Research Failure: He tends to forget the names of important units, and it was thus a Running Gag on Fails of the Weak that he could never tell the Hornet and the Falcon apart.
- Cross Player: Frequently plays as a female character whenever the game allows. He's explained that he'd rather look at a female character than a male one if he has to stare at a character model for an extended period of time. He's also customized some of them to more resemble his wife, like his Wheel of Fortune avatar.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In spite of being the butt of many jokes, Jack's a competent gamer. One moment of particular note was when he managed to shoot Ray from across the map in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37.
- Deadpan Snarker: At first, when he's going to be the butt of a joke. Later on he started quipping at other's people expense too.
- Does Not Like Spam: Is not a big fan of eating veggies. Played for Laughs.
- Driven to Suicide: Played for Laughs.
- In VS episode 5 featuring Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion, after having his character, Captain Planet, use a rainbow as an attack, Jack was so ashamed that he threw his character off the arena.
- After his Epic Fail in Thread The Needle, Jack went straight into the lava similarly out of shame.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: His middle name Shannon. Subverted, because he's not ashamed of it. Geoff on the other hand...
- Epic Fail: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 14, Jack was chasing Gavin to make sure he couldn't get the Tower of Pimps. He showed up, raised his sword, yelled out "Surprise motherfucker!"... and fell in a hole.Gavin: I literally didn't have to react to that in any way.
Jack: "We have to land in that circle there?"Ray: "That's a square, Jack."
- During "Trials Evolution - DLC", he bailed out just before the finish line, but he went over the finish line, so it didn't count.
- An odd case of an Epic Fail also qualifying as badass. In Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, he was shooting arrows at Ryan, but he hit Michael and Gavin instead.
- Falling off the arena by missing the first sky block, right as the race started.
- VS episode 5. Not only did Ray completely avoid Jack's second special attack, but the floor dropped out from under Jack as soon as the animation finished.
- Thread The Needle. Either Jack has poor eyesight, poor knowledge or a poor choice of words.
- Let's Play Minecraft episode 61, he realizes that Gavin never went up to the skybox in building his tower and is in the process of taking Gavin's win. He screws up, falls a couple of feet and dies.
- "Let's Play: Madden NFL 25 - Super Bowl Edition" has Jack throwing eight interceptions. Geoff cannot believe that "the football guy" got crushed that bad by rival quarterback Gavin a Brit with weak knowledge of American football, let alone the video game.
- Behind the scenes example: Early on, RT got loaned a very expensive piece of equipment, which was stolen when Jack left it in his car. Jack assumed he was going to be fired, so he left the company and literally moved out of state without checking with anyone. Jack came back after a few months when the others got a hold of him and told him that no one was mad.
- Fat and Skinny: Downplayed as his weight has gone down and tends to fluctuate, but he's the Fat to Geoff's Skinny.
- Foregone Conclusion: Gavin and Geoff decided to air Things to Do in Minecraft: "Slice of Hell" before episodes 45 and 46 were released on YouTube. In fact, the final minute of the video was a preview to episode 46. In it, you can hear Jack gushing over the Tower of Pimps. If you pause it just right, he actually has the Tower of Pimps on his Obsidian block. No prizes for guessing who's won it in episode 45.
- Formerly Fat: Zig Zagged. His weight fluctuates but overall he's not as big as when he started at Rooster Teeth.
- For the EvulzRyan: "Ahh! Why 'you hittin' me for?"
Jack: "'Cause I... you deserve to die!"
Ryan: "I don't have a spawn! You asshole!"
- General Failure: Believe it or not, when he played quarterback in the "Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl Special", he actually proved himself to be even worse than Gavin. He gets a grand total of seven interceptions, and he was so ashamed that he actually left the room. Ryan had to replace him as quarterback.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Averted but joked about. Jack, being a very outspoken liberal man, does not hate women and is very supportive of women. However, because he was the most vocally critical of the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, the others began joking that he was a misogynist, which now pops up whenever Jack is in the same video as anything related to women (and even when he's not).
- He's Back: This is certainly the effect in VS episode 9. After losing spectacularly in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion to Ray and spending two weeks in Australia, he comes back in style for episode 9 with Mortal Kombat II. He flattens Ray.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Geoff, and occasionally joked about, as seen above in Geoff's entry.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Him and his wife, Caiti.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick/Number Two: To Geoff. While Geoff isn't incompetent at being the boss of AH, Jack is the one that keeps the division running day-to-day whenever Geoff's off being... Geoff. Geoff has compared Jack to the Hand of the King, a comparison that Jack seems to like greatly. This has faded more and more over time as AH acquired more administrative staff, letting Jack focus on being on-screen talent.
- The Hyena: Not on the same level as Geoff, but when he laughs, he laughs. And a lot of those times, it's because of Gavin's failures. He's also laughed himself to tears after witnessing Geoff's spectacularly poor record in mini-golf games. Case in point, he had this to say in Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf: Course 4:
- Jack: [catching his breath] I never thought that a golf game could bring me to fucking tears.
- Hypocritical Humour: After being the victim of having his phone number given out, he refused to give Joel's phone number out after faking it because "I'm not an asshole". While it's true Jack isn't an asshole, he did give out Gavin's email address once.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He loves cats.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After killing Geoff in "The Hidden", Jack decides to drag Geoff's corpse around. He dies immediately afterward. Michael and Gavin pointed out how he gave his position away with the dragging of a corpse.
- In Far Cry 3, after a dog attacking Ray is killed, Jack tells Ray that he saw the dog but did nothing to help. Not long afterwards, he gets run over by a truck. When Michael revives him, the truck backs up, running Jack over a second time.
- The Load: Becomes this to Ray along with Gavin during "Let's Play Black Ops 2 Part 2". It should be pointed out, though, that Jack does not do nearly as bad as Gavin.
- Manly Tears: He has no shame about crying at his wife's touching words at the end of each Extra Life stream, and a few more moments during the streams themselves.
- Mundane Made Awesome:
- He dominates Ryan in VS Episode 53... using his typing skills in Typing of the Dead.
- He usually dominates in trivia-related games, or at least is in the running for first. Victory through... knowing things.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Way back in the first episode of Let's Play Minecraft, Jack was the one that hit Michael onto the lava and indirectly prompted Michael to spawn inside of a house boiling with lava.
- Not So Above It All: Normally he's even-keeled and generally unamused by the others' antics. However, Jack oftentimes reminds everyone that he's just as capable of being a Troll or laughing at someone's expense as they are.
- Only Sane Man: He used to be the most straight-laced Achievement Hunter and the one who keeps everybody on-task as they work. Although he plays the role on occassion still, he has embraced being goofy on-screen talent and AH has other staff keeping everyone on task.Jack: (extremely un-amused) I have to work with these people...
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's actually a really competent Minecraft player, when it concerns mining, crafting and building. The problem is that he's also playing with Geoff (who screws himself over a lot), Michael (better at combat), Ryan (who is more pragmatic), Gavin (who screws everyone else over) and Ray (who's smarter and more skilled than the others), so it isn't until episode 34 that he wins the Tower of Pimps. Of course, he has since overshadowed everyone else in the game.
- Precision F-Strike: More controlled in the swearing department than everybody else.
- The Quiet One: Moreso early on, though he still says less overall than everybody else. He managed to weaponize this as what Gavin calls "the Jack tactic" by staying quiet whenever he has a lead that he's looking to keep a secret from the others. Since he has become more outspoken and and as much of The Hyena as Geoff, him going quiet again is a now dead giveaway to the others.
- Rage Quit:
- After tossing a whopping seven interceptions in their Let's Play of Madden NFL 25, Jack was so ashamed that he actually walked out the room and had Ryan take control.
- In the Achievement Hunter Hockey League runner-up finale, after Jeremy scores four goals, Jack gets so frustrated, he just takes a nap through the rest of the first round. Oddly, his players do well without him!
- Sanity Slippage: He doesn't take having his lead in Let's Play Minecraft episode 39 erased because of a brief power outage very well.
- Say My Name: "Oh, goddammit, RAAAAAAAAAY!!!"
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!:
- Jack had a tendency to walk out on earlier podcasts when he was being shit on really badly. Those days have passed, though they still get mentioned from time to time.
- Jack also had a tendency to simply stop competing in early Let's Plays mid-video when he had no chance of winning or got too frustrated with everyone else, contributing to the "I'm going to build a house!" meme.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: With Gavin. The two antagonize each other so much during Let's Play Minecraft that if you didn't know better you couldn't tell that they were actually friends.
- Sore Loser: Much more noticeable in the earlier episodes of Let's Play Minecraft but Jack has a hard time letting things go, especially if he was this close to winning only to get screwed over. If Jack has a primary flaw, it's this.
- The Southpaw: It doesn't show up often, but Jack favours his left hand for throwing and playing tennis.
- Straight Man: To Geoff.
- Tempting Fate: "Surprisingly, I have not found any lava... and by saying that, I know I'm jinxing myself."
- Toilet Humor: There's a monolith of Jack behind his house in Achievement City... and it has a wooden extension from his crotch area capable of dispensing water (ostensibly as a fire extinguisher). Sometimes this gets taken further and it dispenses lava instead.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the early Achievement HORSE videos, he was constantly beaten by Geoff, their highest gap being five games lost in a row. Then something happened and people have given up counting what the current score is now, because Jack always wins. It proves that he's incredible in obstacle courses, but close to irrelevant in straight-up gunfights.
- Lampshaded in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37. When Jack has trouble getting far in the obstacle course, Geoff muses, "Has the Jack of three years ago come back?"
- For the longest time, Jack's had the distinction of being one of the few guys who hadn't won the Tower of Pimps, until episode 34. As of now, he's won it a grand total of ten times, overtaking Ray for first.
- Took a Level in Kindness: While Jack has always been kind, he has significantly relaxed and become less serious and uptight. Michael mentioned that if 2012 Jack met 2018 Jack, the former would hate himself.
- Troll: Has definitely become AH's premier troll from 2016 onwards, as he admits he delights in saying the right things to "poke the bear". This bear is usually Ryan. Even earlier on, though, Jack had his moments:
- Dragged Geoff's corpse around in "The Hidden" for no other reason than to fuck around with him. Also teabagged Geoff after killing him earlier.
- Sending Gavin off the Mushroom tower in episode 35 of Let's Play Minecraft.
- When Lindsay put waxed tape on Gavin, Jack decided to help out. He grabbed hold of Gavin's arm and the tape. He began a countdown to prepare Gavin for the removal of the tape. He says "One".... and ripped it off immediately.
- When Ryan went down in Black Ops 2, Jack threw grenades at him to delay his revival.
- Pushing Gavin in a hole during Let's Play Minecraft episode 38.
- When Gavin was forcing a Creeper into a trap, Jack punched it, prompting the Creeper to turn around and blow up the trap.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: While this is true of everyone, he's had to clarify online that he and Gavin are actually friends many times. He admits he may have gone a bit too far from time to time and is trying to make up for it.
- A very straight example comes from him and Geoff. Everybody knows that Geoff loves to fuck around and screw with Jack, the original purpose for Achievement City was to prank Jack on a single misplaced block. However everybody also knows that him and Geoff are best friends in real life.
- Vocal Evolution: Slowly went from rarely speaking and barely emoting when he does to talkative and jovial during videos.
Gavin David Free
The British Hunter who's known for being both a troll and a victim of trolling. Good at Minecraft, but you wouldn't know it from the way he behaves. He's so popular and has done so much more than just Achievement Hunter things (such as having directed a season of Red vs. Blue, creating, hosting, and filming The Slow Mo Guys, etc.) that he has his own Creator page.
Michael Vincent Jones
The Rage Quit guy, who also has a podcast called the Internet Box which other Rooster Teeth members sometimes appear on. He is Lindsay's husband and the Lads' de facto leader. Hair-Trigger Temper and Sir Swears-a-Lot incarnate. He is currently dividing his time between Rooster Teeth and providing his voice in the FUNImation dub of Fairy Tail, and has his own Creator page.
James Ryan Haywood
Initially hired as one of the early Support crewnote , Ryan was promoted to main talent after fluking into a guest talent spot and turning out to be wildly popular. A web designer and the resident PC gamer and tech guy in Achievement Hunter - Ryan was also a rotating host on Rooster Teeth's gaming podcast, Glitch Please. Has established himself as a "virtual sociopath", but outside of Let's Plays Ryan tends to be the most normal member of the main group. Most of the time.
- Absentee Actor: He's missing from episode 74 of Let's Play Minecraft owing to his baby daughter being born; specifically, they were filming episode 74 in the Galacticraft mod, then had to rush off as his wife was giving birth, forcing the team to delay it until he returns from paternity leave. They quickly substituted something else for that week.
- The Ace: While maybe not to the same degree as Ray, Ryan has proven himself quite capable in games (when he's actually trying, that is). He's won the Tower of Pimps a fair number of times, has the second-longest running streak in VS, and even Ray admits he might be better than him at Halo. Even if he's not used to a game, he can adapt with time.
- He also has the longest winning streak in Minecraft, winning episodes 76 through 79 for four Towers in a row.
- He has also won the most "King" episodes (King Geoff, King Michael and King Gavin). It's tough to beat the "Mad King".
- As of April 2015, he's the all-time VS Champion, having surpassed Ray in total wins for good after the latter left the company. This distinction was later taken by Jeremy, the second Ace to join the main six.
- Achilles' Heel: Ryan usually performs poorly in Nintendo games, mainly because his gaming experience has mostly been on PC, Xbox, and Playstation.
- Apologetic Attacker: He could not stop apologizing after he drowned Gavin in Let's Play Minecraft episode 53.Michael: Ryan's too nice to work at Achievement Hunter.
- Appropriated Appelation: "Mad King" has been adopted by fans (and other members of the AH crew) after the revelation of Edgar and his hole.
- Ascended Extra: He started as a tech guy for the team, but Minecraft quickly caused him to become their Sixth Ranger, eclipsing the niche that Caleb was carving for himself. Case in point, he wins the Tower of Pimps and ended up getting his own house.
Ryan: (enthusiastically) PIGS! Pigs have spawned! Things to murder! Murdermurdermurder! C'mere pig! I'm gonna stick my axe in you!
- Becoming increasingly obvious as Minecraft and GTA go on. Usually kept subtle... usually.
- Badass Baritone: To go along with being a gaming badass. For reference, he has the deepest voice overall in Achievement Hunter, which helps to differentiate it from Jack's voice a bit. (When surprised/yelling, Jack's voice jumps in pitch while Ryan's stays the same. Jack's pitch overall is actually slightly higher than Ryan's.)
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Poor Edgar is probably the most notable example. He also murdered Matt's horse multiple times to the point of watching their own videos just to locate and nuke it.
- Bash Brothers: With Jeremy, forming Team Battle Buddies. If Ryan and Jeremy are playing in the same game, expect them to try and form a truce with each other to take out everyone else. They even got their own spinoff series.
- Becoming the Mask: Though he initially denied it, he has since embraced his role as the Token Evil Teammate.
- Berserk Button: Played for Laughs and caused via Flanderization over the course of mere minutes; when Gavin asks Ryan what kind of music his kid listens to, Ryan snarks that his kid is only two and listens to "whatever the fuck he can hear". Cue everyone instantly declaring asking Ryan about his kid (or asking him questions in general) to be a surefire way to piss him off.
- Brick Joke: He got asked that at the AH panel at RTX 2013. Apparently his son's music taste is now terrible and largely based around Elmo.
- Whilst it doesn't extremely piss him off, Ryan is obvious to show his displeasure whenever a shirt displaying one of his 'quotes' is produced and advertised on AHWU.
- Crates with wheels have quickly become this to him in the Let's Watch Uncharted 4.
- Beware the Nice Ones: One of the nicer cast members and surprisingly deadly too. He's starting to lose this image, though, as he plays up his Mask of Sanity more and more as the Let's Plays go on.
- Big Eater: In some of the Let's Plays, he becomes a bit more preoccupied with lunch than playing, sometimes actually eating during the games. His preoccupation with food becomes more apparent during Off Topic, because it's filmed around lunch time. Upon learning that Panera Bread offered mac and cheese bowls:Ryan: That's how I've just chosen to die, at the bottom of a mac and cheese bread bowl!
- Black Comedy: If the snarking suddenly goes morbid during a video, it's usually because of Ryan. It's been noted that Ryan will rarely start the dark or disgusting conversation, but he will make it far worse with his involvement.Ryan: I dont put the train on the track but Im gonna drive it.
- Blunt "Yes": A variation.Jack: Did someone just put a tree next to me?
Ryan: Yeah, I did.
Michael: Whoa. Instant admission.
- Brave Scot: His Minecraft avatar is a red-haired, blue-eyed highlander in a kilt and he gets referred to as "the Scotsman" on occasion when differentiating avatars.
- Also wears a kilt in Ten Little Roosters.
- The Game Of Life was not kind to him. Er... the board game, where the guys constantly stole his money, he lost his high-paying job, and ended in last place, despite his strong start. His implied threats that they're messing with the wrong person ended up being completely ineffectual. In any board game video game, Ryan tends to have his stuff stolen, even when's no longer in the lead (like in Mario Party).
- He's also completely incompetent at Mario Kart, though his controller is part of the blame for it.
- This streak continues in his terrible performance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
- Ryan has poor luck with Nintendo games in general, as seen in his rather lackluster performance in the aforementioned games, the original Smash Bros, and Mario Party.
- In 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, if it isn't Geoff getting unlucky, it's usually Ryan. Lately, Ryans' been using it as an excuse to start going after the other players.
- The Cake Is a Lie: Pulled off brilliantly at the end of "Mad King II" (Let's Play Minecraft episode 90). After Ray wins the body-switching challenge and claims his fourth gold block, Ryan reveals that "those gold blocks were kind of falsey", and that the winner of the final challenge will take the throne and the Tower.
- The Caligula: Let's Plays in which he is King are aptly titled "Mad King Ryan". Ever since the infamous Edgar incident he's ramped up the madness and few of his challenges don't involve copious amounts of killing.
- Call-Back: In episode 52, he was this close to winning had he found a cake. He never did. So he kidnapped a chicken and a cow and sealed them within glass just in case he needs cake again. Furthermore, the cow is in a hole underneath his room. The other guys are rightfully disturbed.
- Calling Your Attacks: He's developed a Running Gag in recent Minecraft episodes where he will throw a random item and shout out its name, such as "Flesh!" and "Steak!" This has extended to other games such as shouting "Shovel!" in Call of Duty and "Bip!" in Golf games when he hits other players ball.
- Cassandra Truth: Early on, Michael expressed suspicion that Ryan's really "a closet whack-job" rather than just being a Nice Guy. Many episodes of Let's Play Minecraft and Let's Play GTA V have made it abundantly clear that Ryan revels in video game cruelty and dark humor, proving Michael right.
- YOOOUUUU!!! (insert rest of accusatory declaration)
- Cavemen vs. Astronauts Debate: Ryan will often get into these arguments with Gavin, to the point where the other Achievement Hunters will start yelling at them in order to stop the argument. Probably the most infamous one is the coin argument, which spanned across at least three different videos.
- Chaotic Neutral: He claims In-Universe to aim to be Chaotic Neutral, but the others think he doesn't quite meet the criteria.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Ryan is not above betrayal (or attempted betrayal) if it's expedient, pragmatic, or funny. Best seen in the GTA Heists.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He has his moments. Take, for instance, his prompt for Patrick to draw on Quick Draw:A surly looking wizard astride a blue chase lounge. He should be wielding a taco, magical, in one hand... and a wizened weasel, non-magical, in the other. He is beset by a hobo-ninja with scoliosis, but a positive outlook on life... and a surprisingly vindictive pumpkin pie. I look on from on top of a nearby grassy hill. I sit beneath a solitary leafless tree, wearing a suit of armor made entirely of rubber ducks. In one hand, I hold the fate of the planet. The other hand is idle, but interested
- Combat Pragmatist: Halo-wise, he prefers to fight at long distance so he doesn't have to deal with melee juggernauts like Michael.
- He'll also steal your kills to ratchet up his point total.
- Pushing the guys the sky blocks so he could take the lead. Also qualifies as Trolling.
- During Let's Play Minecraft, Ryan has been known to attempt Exact Words and other loopholes to achieve victory.
- Commonality Connection: The only one that doesn't really make sense is "Team Love & Stuff" with Gavin.
- Companion Cube: His stuffed ferret when playing D&D during Heroes & Halfwits.
- Crazy-Prepared: After the "Shopping List" nightmare, he now keeps a chicken in his house so he can make a cake in an emergency.
- In the same vein he's got a chest full of gubbins buried near Edgar's living area. He uses them to encase Edgar's hole in iron blocks.
- Deadpan Snarker: Second only to Ray in sharp quips, and his are generally of the darker variety.
- One particularly big one during Let's Play Minecraft episode 28.Gavin: Did you take all my fish?
Ryan: No. I haven't needed to take your fish.
- Another moment came in their second Let's Play of Madden NFL. When Gavin ripped the San Francisco 49ers for having a team whose name wasn't a real word, Ryan quipped, "Who are you to complain about fake words?"
- One particularly big one during Let's Play Minecraft episode 28.
- Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: He was this close to winning the Tower in episode 37, but he disqualified himself after he broke the ice block that Michael was standing on. Geoff chose to restart the game on account of Ryan "tainting" his victory.
- Ryan might have had a chance to win episode 93 if he just focused on buying and growing his crops instead of trying steal from Geoff's store. He first wastes time building an elaborate sky scaffold to try to drop onto the store, only to fall to his death. The second time, he tries digging underneath the store and accessing the Chest... only to be discovered instantly.
- Often while playing minigolf games Ryan will decide to "bip" the others costing them both strokes.
- Didn't Think This Through: Ryan attempts to pull off a Joker in Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V: "Heist", killing Geoff after everyone else is taken out by their own incompetence or the police, only to realize that Geoff took the money with him when he died.
- Diminishing Villain Threat: After he trolled one too many times, Ryan loses much of his mojo halfway through Let's Play Minecraft episode 37. The last time he makes it near the Tower, it was after Gavin sealed the victory... for Ray.
- He returns to being a major threat in episode 61 with the now infamous "Edgar is the one in the hole" moment.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Inverted. His middle name is Ryan but he prefers it to his actual first name of James. Not that James is a bad name; it's just personal preference.
- Epic Fail: Accidentally releases a pig that he was trying to mount on. As the pig hauled ass away, Ryan tries to give chase, only to get blocked by his own fence.
- Gets himself burned by his own lava bucket in Let's Play Minecraft episode 35.
- He tried to erect the Tower of Pimps in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, but he somehow put the first block on the ground when he meant to place it on an Obsidian block.
- Trying to lead a Creeper into a trap leads to the Creeper blowing up, destroying Ryan's trap and releasing a spider from the next cage over.
- Challenges Jack to Typing of the Dead in VS episode 53 and gets demolished in the single most one-sided episode yet. He gets three words typed the entire time—Jack just scoops up the rest with his fast typing.
- The Everyman: Past all the craziness, this is usually his role.
- Evil All Along: 2013 is credited as the year that "Ryan lost his damn mind", mostly attributed to sleep deprivation from having a child and a long commute. In reality, it was just the point when the Achievement Hunters grasped the depths of his insanity, as seen with "Patient Zero" (November 2012) and "Kill The Meme" (December 2011).
- Evil Genius: When Ryan put a device he created to vibrate Gavin's desk, we get this little gem:Jack: You're an evil genius.Ryan: I hope so.
- In general, Ryan is quite smart, though he puts a lot of his efforts into less-than-heroic methods, such as his knowledge of Redstone. His establishing moment in Things to Do in Minecraft is devising an elaborate Anvil on Head trap. Why? Because he wants to crush skulls.
- Evil Laugh: Let's one out at times, mostly when he turns troll. Perhaps his most memorable Evil Laugh was during The Reveal at the end of the "King Ryan" episode, which, for once, dwarfed Geoff's hysteric laughter. Since then he invokes this when he's being particularly dickish and/or psychotic.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: Tends to do this in the live action videos when something gets his attention. Even his picture in the group photo above has him cocking his eyebrow.
- Faux Affably Evil: In his earlier appearances, Ryan seemed like the nicest member of Achievement Hunter. This was soon revealed to be a façade that covered the fact that Ryan is actually the most evil member of the entire group.
- Forthe Evulz: A lot of things that Ryan's prone to are because of this. For instance, he devised a Redstone mechanism to drop an anvil on someone if they ring the house's doorbell. Why? "Because I needed to crush someone's head."
- Friend to All Living Things: Animals have an unusual attration to his house. Edgar III (the chicken) is the only one Ryan deliberately trapped - the rest came voluntarily. The going theory is that the house is responsible but that doesn't explain the deer in 7 Days to Die, or the bird in The Forest.
- Golden Snitch: How he ends "Mad King Ryan II", after pulling off a stunning The Cake Is a Lie. The next Tower and throne go to the person who can kill (Kerry dressed as) Edgar.
- Got Me Doing It: In episode 62 of Let's Play Minecraft, after he confuses Gavin by saying arable, Gavin says that he is going to give Ryan grief about using real words because everyone else gives Gavin grief about using real words. Ryan immediately starts to trip over his sentences. Twice.
- Griefer: He's very likely to steal your kills at Halo 4.
- Half Truth: Sure, there was no rule saying that you couldn't break the sky blocks, but there wasn't any rule that said you could either.
- The Heart: Invoked and Defied. Michael refers to Ryan as the group's moral compass during Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV: "Bike Bat". Ryan is shocked and confused by this accusation.
- Hidden Depths: People are often surprised that he knows quite a bit about anime and Japanese culture, as he doesn't talk about it often aside from a few surprising remarks. He also surprises people with having sprinkles of knowledge in unexpected places, such as the technical aspects of theater. Also, when Ryan demonstrated both theoretical and practical knowledge of how to throw knives:Gavin: How does Ryan know little bits of information about everything?
- High-School Sweethearts: In "Achievement Hunter Presents: Sunday Driving", Ryan reveals that he and his wife were this, starting in his sophomore year. Subverted, in that they dated on-and-off before parting ways after graduation. They didn't get back together until he was finishing college, marrying when they were in their mid-to-late 20s.
- Honor Before Reason: In Let's Play Minecraft: "Cloud Down", Ryan takes a commanding 2-1 lead on everyone else. One more and he wins the Tower of Pimps. Out of sportsmanship, and likely out of confidence that he'll win, he allows Michael to get on the board by scoring the first time... and then Michael wins the Tower, having swept the final three rounds of the video.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game:
- The first challenge in "Mad King Ryan II" starts with him methodically suiting up in diamond armor and Kerry counting down from thirty. It takes Michael exactly three seconds to figure out what's about to go down.
- In "Let's Play Minecraft: The Most Dangerous Game" based around this with Ryan being the first hunter.
- His suggestion in Million Dollars, But... was hunting and tagging people who wore socks with their sandals.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In The Gauntlet, he's probably the only one to go for the objective and capture the hill for them. He also proves a serious Spanner in the Works to Team Internet Celebrity.
- In general, he started out as this to Matt. He's obviously been promoted over him, though.
- Hypocritical Humor: He used to give Gavin a lot of shit for flubbing his lines and making up dumb-sounding words; now he seems to trip himself up talking at least Once an Episode and if anything makes up more dumb words than Gavin.
- Ineffectual Death Threats: Michael notes that outside of the GTA, Ryan usually doesn't carry out on this threats (such as "Shenanigans episode 1").
- Irony: He tried to lure a Creeper into a trap by hitting it so it follows him. Didn't work. Jack used the same tactic on a spider (one that used to belong to Ryan, mind you), and it was successful.
- I Was Quite a Looker: As much as he loathes to admit it, he used to be a handsome lad, so much so that he had a few appearances in magazines as a model. He's not ugly now, just older. Ironically, when the group released body pillow covers as merch* , he was very amused and proud to find out that his image sold out on day one.
- Knife Nut: Knows how to throw one. He points out to Gavin how knives aren't supposed to be thrown by the blade and how your average kitchen knife isn't meant to be thrown because it's not balanced at the hilt, then proceeds to show Gavin the proper way to throw a knife by sinking one into their corkboard of fan art. He also keeps a regular collection at his desk and it's grown to the point that a fan sent him a case specifically for them.
- Knight of Cerebus: While most of the 'King" episodes are typical light-hearted fare that includes harmless and silly challenges, Ryan's first episode ended on a legitimately disturbing note and his second one turned the normally harmless challenges into a twisted combination of The Most Dangerous Game and Saw. Culminating in the Let's Play's first ever Boss Battle.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Every time he falls to his death (or gets pushed off) not too long after knocking the other guys off their sky blocks.
- After killing a zombie that Ray wanted to get, Ryan finds a spider and quickly finds difficulty in trying to trap it. The spider even manages to attack Ryan and chase him around the map.
- He used his challenger rights in VS episode 2 to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to Michael. The next episode, Jack uses the same tactic against him.
- In the "Shopping List" episodes of Let's Play Minecraft (52 & 53), Ryan causes Gavin to drown in order to sabotage his (then substantial) lead. Despite feeling really bad about it, Ryan then roared into first place... and then gets slammed with an incredible streak of bad luck in which he is unable to find a normal chicken (the only thing separating him from the win) for close to forty-five minutes. This delay allows every other player to catch up, and then Gavin beats him to the finish line, throwing an extra egg at him for good measure.
- The Leader: For Let's Play Minecraft: "Zombie Apocalypse", and the Galacticraft episodes.
- Leeroy Jenkins: In Spartan Ops, Ryan runs towards a Promethean Knight and immediately gets bisected.
- Legacy Character: He reveals that Edgar is one, in the most hilariously terrifying way possible.Ryan: No, you don't understand. Edgar is the one in the hole.
- Licked by the Dog: For some really strange reason, animals seem to be drawn to Ryan and his house. Played with in that the animals are... not a very good judge of character when it comes to Ryan...
- The Load:
- He sucks at running with the ball in "Let's Play Madden NFL: Super Bowl Special". He barely gets four-to-six yards total before Michael or Ray take him down each time.
- His terrible Mario Party skills led to disappointment in his teammates during multiplayer minigames.
- Literal-Minded: When a Zombie Apocalypse-edition Creeper blew it, blood was spurting out. Ryan couldn't figure out the innuendo Gavin threw at it. Alternate interpretation is that Ryan was just punning around.Gavin: The wall just did a period.Ryan: It had punctuation?
- Loophole Abuse: He constantly insists that breaking the sky-blocks was never stated to be against the rules.
- In general if anyone will work around the stated rules, it'll be Ryan or Ray. Ryan calls it "creative thinking" and believes that "a creative answer is much more fun than a plain one", while Michael calls him "the loophole guy." Apparently he was always like this, since in college he was "that asshole who delivered exactly what the professor asked". It gets to the point where Geoff tells Ryan specifically the only way to kill people in Let's Play Minecraft episode 101 because he knows he's going to find loopholes (such as drowning people in melted ice.)
- Mask of Sanity: Michael refers to him as a "closet whack-job", and insists that, despite his Nice Guy personality, he's actually completely insane. He seems to be increasingly correct, if the dungeon Ryan made for Edgar the Cow is anything to go by.
- Mistaken for Romance: Played for Laughs between Ryan and Meg Turney - since both of them work together frequently on "The Know" and are regular hosts on "The Patch", the two of them end up working together a lot, causing the Achievement Hunter guys to tease Ryan endlessly about their "relationship", (particularly since Meg is the girlfriend of fellow AH member Gavin). It became a Running Gag since Meg had a dream involving Ryan saving her at a party and the fuel kept coming withFree Play which they co-host. The joke has since been dropped or least brought up much less after her departure from the company and her voicing her discomfort with it.Jeremy: Has Ryan ever been to your house, Gavin?Gavin: No.Jack: Are you sure?
- Moral Myopia: Calling Gavin a bully for punching him off the sky blocks. Keep in mind that Ryan had already punched Gavin off the arena before the race started.
- Mr. Exposition: During Let's Play Minecraft episode 34, since he made its obstacle course.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Played for Laughs (hopefully):
- When Michael is beating Geoff in a fishing game, Ryan claims the only way to win is to find Michael's boat and kill him.
- He (hopefully) jokes about this when he says that this would be a good way for Team AH to win The Gauntlet. Later, when that idea is dashed, he proposes just stealing the trophy.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- When he poured lava all over the Nether Fortress, it surrounded Jack and Geoff's Nether portal. When Geoff spawned inside Nether, he was burned by that same lava.
- In Let's Play Minecraft episode 41, he's trying to trap creatures in glass blocks, like everyone else, so he decides to create such a trap at the very edge of his area, which gives him a lot more space to work with. However, his plan involves hitting the creatures when they show up, so they could chase him into his trap. Predictably, it doesn't work nearly as well as he thought, because the creatures either beeline for whoever else hits them, get stuck in the other guys' houses or swarms over Ryan in groups.
- Obviously Evil: In GTA V, where he's almost always wearing a skull mask. Underneath the mask isn't exactly pretty either, with white, red, and black facepaint.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. Ryan's had many jobs prior to Rooster Teeth and is generally unashamed of them... except for his brief stint as a teen runway model. No, seriously.
- Older Than They Think: Much ado was made about Jeremy getting promoted from Support to Main. Ryan had actually done the same thing several years before.
- One-Man Army: In Halo and Minecraft, Ryan is damn near unstoppable and will often strike out on his own. His demonstration of Halo on The Gauntlet proves this, as he holds the hill longest out of anyone on his team and wipes out at least two teams worth of people in a single life.
- Perma-Stubble: It's not that easy to see, but Ryan neither grows his beard out nor stays clean-shaven.
- Phrase Catcher:
- "Ryan the [X] Guy". It was even made into a shirt.
- "Ryan's going psycho again." For many post-mental state GTA V videos.
- After Achievement Knievel —wherein a certain sequence was repeated six times to show the perspective of each Achievement Hunter— Ryan was dogged by variations of "I'm still in the air!", especially when he himself accidentally used it in more innocuous circumstances.
- Properly Paranoid: Ryan's gotten rather wary of being sent on Uriah Gambit missions or otherwise preemptively betrayed in GTA missions, to the point that he refuses to leave Michael alone in the Heist planning room, citing that every time this happens, he will die violently. Michael concedes this point, but notes that Ryan tends to die violently anyways.
- Psycho Smirk: In the intro of VS episode 30 (Gavin vs. Michael), Ryan's over in the corner, hugging a giant block of gold plushie with the most creepily warm grin. Over half of the available images of Ryan smiling that can be found online are smirks with varying levels of psycho from a general confident smirk (see above) to a full-out slasher smile (see here )
- Rage Breaking Point: Ryan seems to skip straight from "pissed off" to "shouting at the top of his lungs" when he's sufficiently provoked.
- Replacement Goldfish: It doesn't matter to him which cow was the first Edgar, Edgar is the one in the hole.
- Sanity Slippage: He seems to have gotten considerably crazier since his second child was born. He blames it on sleep deprivation, something presumably not helped by the fact that he used to have a two hour commute each way from home to work. It's gotten to the point that when Ryan's being particularly crazy or uncooperative, the rest of the Achievement Hunters start accusing him of having a third secret newborn.
Ryan: That stuff can only make me as I exist today look worse...
- When the guys talked about giving him a house in Minecraft, Ryan said "If it's to mirror the office conditions, I should be somewhere in a dark hole with no sunlight". Where does Edgar live?
- Ryan's very self-deprecating about his appearance, particularly whenever his modelling career is mentioned.
- Serial Escalation: Since his debut episode as King, Ryan seems to have embraced his "soulless animal abuser" image. During his second reign in Episode 89 (dubbed Mad King Ryan), he jacks the animal torment up several levels by having a "collect the most Beef" contest... by dropping dozens and dozens of mobs to their deaths everywhere, including various other farm animals and monsters alike. Everyone immediately joked how screwed up the whole thing was.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Ryan has the largest vocabulary out of the Achievement Hunter's, and quite possibly all of Rooster Teeth. Gavin has noted that whilst he can use overly long words or even scientific names and the such, he does have a penchant for "flubbing" the more shorter and simpler words. Regardless, he is indeed very learned in his verbose perspicacity (many worded insightfulness), and yes the editor for this did just display such a thing himself, because why not.
- Sixth Ranger: Replaced Caleb for this spot. This trope was such in play during their days in the original office that he never had a desk in it; his was in the RT general staff area, and he recorded videos from the couch with a TV tray. He finally got a proper desk when they got a new office, and held onto the position until Ray left. At that point, Ryan settled more firmly into The Smart Guy role and Jeremy replaced him as the Sixth Ranger.
- The Smart Guy: He was AH's actual tech guy, and still does a lot of technical work around the office. He sometimes takes it to Evil Genius levels.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He used to be in the running for the quietest of the otherwise extremely hammy Achievement Hunters, and infamously psycho. Ryan's levels of volume and psycho can vary drastically from video to video, but he's definitely become more hammy.
- Sophisticated as Hell: "Why are those clouds still here? Fucking cumulonimbus bullshit."
- Spanner in the Works: In The Gauntlet, to every single other team. Ryan grabs a Ghost, runs over at least seven players in a row, and then allows his team to seize the hill, causing Team Internet to fall into last place instead of close the gap between them and the other teams. It's ultimately meaningless, as Team RTX Community wins and therefore everybody else is vulnerable, but it allows them to recover a shred of dignity back.
- The Stoic: At the start of his tenure, he didn't freak out nearly as much as the rest of the AH guys do. During the potion-brewing challenge of Let's Play Minecraft, everyone else ran around screaming bloody murder trying to stop each other toward the end of the video while he just calmly put stuff together in the Nether and made actual progress. Even when a Ghast blew up his Brewing Stand, his reaction amounted to, "Well, time to start over." He has since become much more expressive and loud.
- Stupid Evil: In GTA, he has a tendency to shoot random NPC's and gain Wanted ratings, even if it's detrimental to his team's effort or for whatever plan they're following. It's gotten to the point where Geoff will not get in a car with him unless he absolutely has to.
- Perhaps his most stupid dick move was in "Heist", where he kills and betrays Geoff at the end to become the Sole Survivor, only to realize that Geoff took all the heist money to the grave. He attempts this again during his own heist by aiming for Ray and saying the same Pre-Mortem One-Liner before Ray guns him down first. In both cases everyone immediately calls him out on it.
- Super Villain: Claims to want to be one in "Let's Play Cloudberry Kingdom Part 3", instead of eventually a Serial Killer. Michael says he already is. Come late 2014, he is playing one as "the Mad King"... essentially As Himself.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Subverted. His voice sounds a lot like Jack's, so you can be forgiven for getting them mixed up. Other than that, you'll find that Ryan is much more of a Troll, as well as a trash-talking extraordinaire.
- Sweet Tooth: According to Michael, he loves pastries and candy. Michael had once brought in a half-dozen donuts, he ate four of them. In an episode of Off Topic where they had a bunch of cupcakes, he spent some of the time eating them. After all, his Trademark Favorite Food is Diet Coke.
- Talking to Himself: Gets a very odd moment concerning the Let's Play of RWBY: Grimm Eclipse as the other players tell Ryan to shut up whenever Professor Port talks.
- Team Pet: He insists on keeping a Minecraft cow as his designated pet. Everyone else... is hesitant to use the word "pet". He calls it Edgar because of a perceived lack of Edgars in the world.
- Team Killer: Frequently does this, allegedly by accident in Grand Theft Auto.
- The Quiet One: Well, only at first. Geoff and Ray address it in Let's Play Minecraft episode 36. Followed into genius territory. Look above for details. Nowadays, much less so, as he's now pretty damn Ax-Crazy.
- Third-Person Person: His "Detective Roger Davis" character bit in Dead by Daylight and Trouble in Terrorist Town always refers to himself by name, almost to the point of Pokémon Speak.
- Token Evil Teammate: With the imprisonment of Edgar, and his generally dark commentary, he can lapse into this. It's Played for Laughs.
- Tongue-Tied: Ryan is the most likely to use longer and more complicated vocabulary in normal conversation. Ryan is also the most likely to mess up said vocabulary - he's done it so often that it's become a running gag amongst the others.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Diet Coke.
- Tranquil Fury: Ryan once got pranked into changing his gamertag from "BM Vagabond" to "GiveMeYourMilk". He was not happy at the least, though his voice didn't go a decibel higher than normal.
- Troll: Not as frequent as Gavin, but rather prominent nonetheless.
- Ended a video on MLP:FiM mods for Skyrim with a player getting beheaded. Michael was not pleased.
- During "Let's Play Trouble in Terrorist Town", he had a habit of killing people partially out of paranoia and partially For the Lulz.
- He blows up Kerry's melon in the middle of a Trouble in Terrorist Town game.
- He created a house that drops a Minecraft anvil on peoples' heads in "Ding Dong Dead". His reasoning? "I need to crush someones' head."
- When Gavin was killed by Jack and respawned away from the Pig Olympics course, Ryan elected to teleport Gavin back to the tournament... while in the air. Gavin consequently fell straight to the ground and died again.
- Pushing Ray off the gigantic Mushroom tower, sending him to his death.
- Opened up a chest that Michael was standing on. His goal was to force a Jump Scare and send him back like Ray.
- Punching Gavin off the arena in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, before the race even started. Also threw in an Evil Laugh for good measure.
- Breaking the ice block that Michael was standing on. Cue another Evil Laugh.
- Using bone meal to grow a tree in front of Jack's glass block traps in episode 41.
- In his second reign as king, makes everyone go through insane challenges before revealing that all the gold blocks collected during them mean nothing, and the final challenge is the only one that matters.
- In minigolf games his goal is often to knock the other players ball off course often costing them precious strokes.
- Tsundere: Not referenced by name (though he would know about it), but he subtly describes his mercurial behavior during Let's Plays this way.Ryan: (helping Gavin out after previously killing him) I need to mix things up a bit [so that] you never know if you're gonna get the kiss or the punch.
- Upper-Class Twit: Exaggerated for laughs. Ryan continually gets flak from the others just for having gone to college, especially when he mentions anything indicative of it or anything intelligent.
- Villainous Breakdown: After Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat, Ryan starts screwing up a lot more, so his frustration shows up a lot more frequently. You can tell he's hit one of these when one of the things out of his mouth is "YOUUUUUU!"
- Villain Decay: Downplayed and lampshaded by Michael in "Let's Play Minecraft Episode 217". Despite Ryan's persona, he usually doesn't carry out his threats unless it's in GTA. He specifically brings up the Shenanigans episode where he had swore terror raining lose but over the year, he has yet to carry anything out.
- Vocal Evolution: Went from having a flat voice and being quiet to becoming easily one of the most talkative of the Main Six. Before both he and Jack underwent Vocal Evolution, they really did sound the same a lot of the time. Ryan's versatility with his voice has allowed him to switch on command and has six notable voices: his "Professor Port" voice in RWBY, "Deep South idiot" in Nomad of Nowhere, "Old Timey Ryan" in Minecraft, the "Herbert the Pervert voice" and grizzled "Detective Roger Davis" voice during Dead By Daylight, and then his maniacal "Mad King Ryan" whenever he goes full Ax-Crazy.
- Weaksauce Weakness: As we learn in Skate 3, pretty much his only weakness throughout gaming is... having to obey the laws of gravity.
- Worthy Opponent: Ray openly admits that when it comes to Halo, Ryan may very well be better than him.
- "You!" Exclamation: A running gag seems to be that Ryan will start a tirade or accusation with "YOOOUUUU [did X, said X, etc.]"
Edgar the CowA Minecraft cow, Edgar is the long-suffering, unofficial Team Pet for Achievement Hunter, who was trapped by Ryan after he failed to get the resources he needed in a Let's Play.
- Butt-Monkey: With all the memes about him and Ryan's general treatment of him, it's hard to not see why. Even Ray starts abusing him from time to time, going so far as to have sex with him at one point.
- Cassandra Truth: Ryan keeps insisting that the reason that Edgar is really caged to protect everyone from Edgar. He turns out to be right when the Final Boss of "Mad King Ryan" is revealed to be Edgar's One-Winged Angel form, a bipedal cow clad in Diamond equipment and several speed potions (really Kerry in a cow skin). Everyone dies several times to Edgar in his subterranean labyrinth before he's slain.
- Chekhov's Gunman: During the Enchantment challenge (episode 47), Ryan offhandedly mentions the cow that took up residence in his house and how he's going to call him Edgar. He returns with more significance later on in episode 60.
- Final Boss: Of "Mad King Ryan". The first person to kill "Edgar" (Kerry using a cow skin) wins the entire challenge.
- Distressed Dude: He's been trapped for several episodes now, with little chance of breaking free.
- Killed Off for Real: Edgar 1 is presumably dead, as Geoff killed a cow not far away from Achievement City after Michael broke him out. Edgar 2 is definitely dead, as Gavin gave him a Mercy Kill.
- Legacy Character: There have been at least three versions of Edgar trapped in the hole now one is definitely dead, with the first probably dead. This leads to Ryan proudly declaring that "Edgar is the one in the hole". The current version is a Mooshroom.
- Lightning Bruiser: Kerry!Edgar becomes this during the last challenge of "Mad King Ryan" when the objective is to kill Edgar. Kerry equipped diamond armor and a diamond sword in addition to chugging several swiftness potions, making him highly deadly.
- Mercy Kill: Edgar 2.
- One Steve Limit: Averted, as there are several animals Ryan calls Edgar, including a trapped chicken. The only difference is that Ryan puts numbers on the end of their names or refers to them as Edgar the (whatever animal they are), unless they are "the one in the hole," in which case they are just called Edgar.
- One-Winged Angel: After Kerry becomes the new Edgar, he decks himself out in full diamond armor, drinks some swiftness potions, and gets up on two legs.
- Running Gag: His existence and perpetual imprisonment. Ryan even creates a tiny island in Sky Factory for the express purpose of putting another Edgar in a hole.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: According to Ryan.Ryan: Edgar isn't trapped to harm Edgar, it's to protect you!
- Team Pet: A virtual one for the group.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: Edgar started out as a cow that moved into his house and wouldn't leave no matter what, leading Ryan to just adopt as a pet. The others don't quite believe him. Played straight again when Michael tries to free Edgar, but the thing still wouldn't leave until Michael smacked it a few times.
- They Killed Kenny: Edgar has died and been replaced many times, in some cases even being saved owing to the save system not saving after he gets killed.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: It looks like Edgar is going to escape his cell thanks to Michael's help, then it seems that Geoff kills him accidentally. To make matters worse, Ryan reveals that he was going to make the hole nicer for him, but since Michael let him out...
Jeremy Nicholas Dooley
Before his hiring, Jeremy created the fan series Epic Rap Battles of Rooster Teeth - a parody of Epic Rap Battles of History based on Rooster Teeth's employees and their shows' characters. He also frequently starred in Matt's MegaCraft on the Community Hunter channel. He was officially hired as a Rooster Teeth employee on July 6, 2014 during RTX, alongside his partner Matt. He also hosts new series called Imaginary Achievements, which was on Community Hunter like MegaCraft. Along with the rest of Team Building Exercise, he has recently begun hosting Let's Build and appearing in Let's Plays with the main Hunters. As of Episode #177 of Let's Play Minecraft, he now owns the new house in Achievement City and is a member of the main group.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 198 of Let's Play Minecraft, Geoff and Gavin decided to give Jeremy the reigns to the video, leaving Jeremy dumb-founded.
- The Ace: Seems to have inherited the role from Ray, being the best of them at FPS's and having the longest VS streak in AH history, surpassing even Ray's own. Though in the past, Jack would frequently gives him a run for his money. And nowadays Michael is often his fiercest competitor (Even if Jeremy has a comfortable lead in points.
- In Snipers Vs Stunters he and Jack end up being the best of the bunch, the two of them either being the one who snipes all/the most or the one who knocks off people.
- An interesting contrast between himself and Ray is that while Jeremy has a longer vs streak, he's not quite as consistently reliable as Ray was and thus lacks his Memetic Badass status. Instead coming off more as a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass (Case in point: many times during their mid 2017 run of Rainbow Six Siege, the team would be frequently paired down to just one man. Even if that one man was Jeremy, the team knows he's doomed whereas Ray was often believed to be capable of overcoming even THOSE odds.)
- This is very apparent in Prop Hunt and Obj Hunt videos where he's usually the best at hiding and hunting, often being the hunter with the biggest kill count and normally lasting the longest when hiding, even if he's not actually a prop.
- Outside the Achievement Hunter "universe", he is an avid rapper and has a Rap Rock side project called 1551.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Lil J". He tries to incorporate it into their team names when he can, such as "Little Britain" when he's tag-teaming with Gavin and "Team g" for when he tag-teams when Gavin and Geoff.
- The Alcoholic: He drinks an absurd amount of Maker's Mark and other alcohol when he's on Off Topic or On the Spot. He also played Minecraft while completely trashed from two and a half cans of Four Loko, which is equal to about 14 drinks.
- Bald of Awesome: After a failed haircut that occurred around mid-2017, he decided to shave his head completely bald.
- Bash Brothers: With Ryan, forming Team Battle Buddies. If Ryan and Jeremy are playing in the same game, expect them to try and form a truce with each other to take out everyone else. They even got their own spinoff series.
- Berserk Button:
- When hiding goes into massive trolling levels, he will blow up.
- Implying that he's a furry or attracted to Bird People is a guaranteed way to make him annoyed and angry.*
- Big Eater: Some of the stories he tells on Off Topic involve him being very hungry and eating ridiculous amounts of food.
- Blood Knight: During some of the gameplay in GTA or shooter games, he's usually the first to try to get into fights or eliminate the other players. In Achievement Haunter's storytelling recaps, his first thought is to fight a ghost or punch a ghost train.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's considered the strongest member of the group and just as energetic. The role he adopts in Achievement Haunter is that he's always and gleefully ready to punch and fight a ghost, up to and including his insistence that he could punch a train. In a Reddit post, he straight up admits that he loved getting into fights when he was younger for the adrenaline rush but grew out of it.
- Butt-Monkey: While building the Halloween Spooktacular, he's rather pissed off since he can't download the Halloween texture pack but the game keeps on telling him to. He also can't make Matt and Kdin invisible anymore since they are now aware of milk's abilities to cure the effects of potions.
- In 1.8.8 Appreciation, Gavin started placing insulting signs at Jeremy's stand. All of them being variations of mocking Jeremy's height. Highlights include "Wee Prick", "Shrimp Dick", and "Pocket Sized J".
- Michael has also mentioned that, now that he has a wife and daughter, he isn't as quick to volunteer for the dumb stunts the gang often gets roped into. Now, that role falls to Jeremy. Many Between the Games and Shenanigans episodes feature him getting messed with in one way or another.
- Catchphrase: "I am MONSTER TRUCK!"
- Commonality Connection: Mostly plays on his short stature:
- Consummate Liar: This mostly comes out in 2018's "Deceitober" games, which were all themed around trickery and misleading each other. Jeremy utterly stomps for a few rounds of Deceit before the rest of the crew decide to just play it safe and never trust Jeremy ingame. This eventually becomes his downfall when people start using their universal distrust of Jeremy to turn everyone against him.
- Game Master: Since his hiring, he and Matt remade "Storm the Tower", which was originally planned by Geoff and Gavin but never finished, and is now part of Let's Build. He's also the one who figures out the gameplay and explains it to everyone else.
- Height Angst: He's 5'4, and gets teased frequently by the other Hunters for his small stature. He takes it in stride, mostly, but was rather upset when Geoff pointed out that the Grunts from Halo are technically taller than himnote .
- The Hyena: He's probably on par with Geoff and Gavin for frequency, and has a yelping laugh can be as loud as Michael's, especially during party games.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Sometimes laments the fact that he isn't in any other Rooster Teeth productions, like RWBY or Lazer Team. He finally got his wish such voicing the character Daggerknife in Red vs. Blue Season 14 and doing two ending songs for Camp Camp.
- In-Series Nickname: Is sometimes called "Lil' J".
- Meaningful Rename: Changed his gamertag from "Jerem6401" to "JDoolz" after being promoted to main cast member.
- Mr. Exposition: He's usually the one explaining and figuring out the gameplay controls for the others.
- Oxymoronic Being: He jokes that people get mad at him for being this, as he "raps but doesn't listen to rap, and has a book but doesn't read".
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As the second shortest member of Achievement Hunter and the shortest male member of the team, he's also quite the strong man. He's even shorter than Millie.
- Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: He tends to miss most movie and television references as he doesn't watch them. He also tends to place poorly on most trivia games. It's all the more ironic that he wins most of their Trivial Pursuit games because the others fuck up just as spectacularly or through sheer guessing.
- Pungeon Master: In any PC Minecraft videos or games with chat windows, he tends to show it, either for mocking somebody or just cracking jokes in general. If attention gets called to it, he often fires off another one for the hell of it.(In RWBY: Grimm Eclipse chat) Getting insulted by Ryan? www.StillInTheGlare.com.
(In the Minecraft chat) Want to look more like Gavin? www.NoseNoBoundaries.com
- Promoted Fanboy: In-Universe, he went from creating a fan series of Rooster Teeth employees and characters to one of the main six of Achievement Hunter.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Matt's blue, due to his shorter fuse and tendency to goof around with potions.
- Renaissance Man: Gavin once noted that Jeremy has the most 'talent' of the group. Technically as part of Achievement Hunter he's both a comedian and a professional gamer, and is generally considered to be one of the funnier and most competent players with a fairly diverse skill set. Outside of this, he's also a self-published science fiction writer and a talented musician, specifically in Rap Rock music, and he's spoken in the past about having been quite athletic in school, being on both the football team (which is impressive given his short stature) and the gymnastics team, and is still in pretty decent shape.
- The Rival / Worthy Opponent: For awhile, Jack was Jeremy's toughest opponent, especially on GTAV where many games often come down to a final showdown between them (notable example include Offense Defense, where Jack started out as the Always Someone Better to Jeremy, and Snipers vs Stunters). Nowadays, this role falls to Michael. Frequently the fiercest and most neck and neck battles in Achievement Hunter are between those two.
- Running Gag:
- Using potions, particularly invisibility ones, to screw with people while building.
- Writing puns framed as fake website advertisements in game chat.
- Sixth Ranger: As of Let's Play Minecraft Episode #177, he's officially replaced Ray as part of the main six.
- Tempting Fate: As a joke, he claimed he could axe kick Gavin's already-damaged desk and break it. He's adamant that his kick isn't going to break it at all despite the fact that they put an ax through it. He breaks it and both he and Gavin are dumbstruck over it.
- Third-Person Person: Jeremy does this very occasionally, but still frequently enough that pointing it out is a Running Gag for the others. His Gang Beasts character always refers to himself as "Toothpaste" in a goofy voice.
- Took a Level in Badass: Jeremy started off as Butt-Monkey when he and Matt were hired. But after being added into the VS rotation, he's been able to carry The Ace status that Ray left behind, such as having the longest VS winning streak, having his very own house in Minecraft (said house being the one the guys spent 3 full parts making together) and is a strong performer in the GTA videos
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are noticeably stubby, although not dramatically so. Exaggerated in animations.
- The Unintelligible: In the Let's Play of RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, this is essentially his "Weiss voice".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He suffers from acrophobia, but not acute enough so that the other Hunters can erect his desk about 20 feet off the ground.
- Younger Than They Look: At age 27, he's one of the youngest members of the cast, although you could be forgiven for thinking he's a bit older due to his built appearance.
Secondary TalentThe members of Achievement Hunter who typically do not headline the division, but appear frequently in videos. They usually fulfill support roles, but appear frequently enough to have their desk in the Talent office.
Lindsay Elise Jones (née Tuggey)
The voice for Ruby Rose, former Rooster Teeth Podcast editor and Achievement Hunter editor and was Geoff's successor as head of Achievement Hunter management. She's also Michael's wife. She frequently appears in the RT Recap and films and edits most of the division's Behind the Scenes segments. Lindsay has also begun appearing in VS starting with episode 49. She also participates in GO!, though not as often as the others.
- Ascended Extra: Became a full-time part of Achievement Hunter and a (on-and-off) main character after having worked with them on several Let's Plays as an editor, map-builder, or extra to fill a team out.
- Badass Adorable: Has her moments, such as when she trash-talks in a semi-tough, semi-cute tone of voice.
- Bi the Way: Has confirmed on Twitter that she's bisexual.
- Big Fun: Along with being tall and bulky, she's adorable and hilarious.
- Big Sister Bully: Has confessed to being one in her youth. A noteworthy example being when her younger sister inherited her Barbie dolls; she hung the Barbies from her sister's ceiling fan with shoelaces, then when her sister woke up yelled "Time to die!" and turned the fan on to let them spin around the room by their necks.
- Button Mashing: Lindsay's "crack hands" are unrivalled in any game involving rapid button presses. Put her in front of any minigame or Quicktime Event that requires it and she's unstoppable.
- The Cameo: Had a voice in Season 10 of Red vs. Blue as one of the Gatling Good Insurrection members. (She has gone on to play a larger role as Vanessa Kimball since Season 12.)
- Cloudcuckoolander: Rivals Gavin in this respect. She thought homeless people were living in her and Michael's attic and eating their food. Michael has even described her as "a foreigner to Earth."
- Consummate Liar: Burnie and Barbara claim she's "the greatest straight-faced liar" on an RT Podcast. Burnie mentions an incident where he came in feeling under the weather and Lindsay offered him a pint glass of orange juice to help him feel better with no conceivable tell that it was anything else. It was actually filled with egg yolks.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Her competency in video games is really weird. Put her in Halo or Grand Theft Auto and she's The Load. Put her in Mario Kart or Mario Party and she will dance rings around you.
- Deadpan Snarker: Though not as much as the rest of the Hunters.
- Dull Surprise: According to one of The Rooster Teeth Podcast episodes, her reaction to Gus accidentally walking in on her in the bathroom (the occupied lock was broken) was a slow, soft and bored "Gus, nooo..."
- Dye Hard: She's naturally blonde, but as her picture shows, she's more known to the fans as a redhead and alternates between the two shades.
- Epic Fail: In terms of playing Halo, she may actually be worse than Barbara. In her appearance in the "Crimson Map Pack" Let's Play, she killed one person and died twenty times.
- Friend to All Living Things: Loves cats - even if they've been playing in the sewer.
- The Gadfly: As highlighted in the "Lindsay Wins" videos, in which she takes brutal advantage of the mandate that she finish in first place by screwing everyone else over.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: When she appeared on VS, she challenged Gavin to a game of Catlateral Damage. Obviously, she forgot that wrecking stuff is Gavin's specialty.
- Just for Fun: She's an editor for The Rooster Teeth Podcast (formerly) and Achievement Hunter videos. Normally she's very professional. When she decides to have more fun with it though, well it varies.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Loves Joe the Cat. In her appearance as a contender in VS she challenges Gavin (also a Kind Hearted Cat Lover) to a cat-related game and it's revealed that her VS image has a cat on her shirt. She's joked that she's more like a Crazy Cat Lady and her clothing collection are all decorated with cats.
- Official Couple: With her husband, Michael.
- One of the Boys: She likes to pull pranks (like on Kara and managed to pull one on Burnie), and she's just as crude as Michael if you watch some of their personal videos, Off Topic, and listen to the Internet Box podcast.
- She once put Michael's Fluttershy figure in jello while he was out of town.
- It's often mentioned that she used to be an elementary school bully by beating up most of the boys at her school.
- Out of Focus: Lindsay essentially disappeared through the latter part of 2015 and the early part of 2016, mostly due to commitments with working on RWBY.
- Perpetual Smiler: She describes her normal expression as "resting smiling face" with her chipper and goofy personality.
- The Pollyanna: Even when she's losing she tends to be chipper and goofy, unlike the others who tend to fall closer to the Sore Loser side of the scale.
- Seventh Ranger: Has been gradually gaining more appearances in the Let's Plays since mid-2013. She even took over Minecraft construction duties for Geoff and Gavin.
- In 2014, she joined Achievement Hunter's VS. Though she hilariously lost to Gavin in a game involving cats due to Gavin having an unfair advantage in his ability to wreck stuff. Then in episode 57, she beat her future husband in Dead or Alive 4.
- At one point, The Other Wiki's article on AH listed her among the above six men as a main host, calling her one of the seven "most prolific employees".
- Her's was the first desk moved into the main talent room, initially being placed at the end of the row, perpendicular to Jeremy's and Geoff's desk.
- In general, she spent years as the only Secondary Talent, which caused much confusion online since Secondary Talent didn't solidify as a role until 2018/2019.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the sole female on-screen cast member.*
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Barbara's girly girl among the Internet Box members.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her return in VS 57 and 58 shows off the work she's put into Dead or Alive. She lost her first match to Michael, but took the game, the belt, and the shirt off his back. Her next episode with Geoff was a Curb-Stomp Battle, after which she had a three-win streak that ended in episode 60. When Geoff brings Dead or Alive back in episode 86 as a grudge match, Lindsay still manages to win despite Geoff having prepared in advance.
- Troll: As with everybody else, she has her moments. It's best exemplified in "Lindsay Wins", when the guys take pity on her poor driving record and try to get her into first place each time. She repays them by deliberately tanking several of the races.
- Wild Card: Describes herself as such. When participating in Lets Plays, she generally just picks a direction and goes, usually ending up failing miserably but occasionally, through sheer luck, inflicting a Curb-Stomp Battle on the other players to their absolute bafflement.
- This especially comes up in Worms, where she pulls off stunts like accidentally missing grenade tosses and blowing up the wrong people, launching grenades backwards into the ceiling, and managing to send a Player-Guided Missile spiralling out of control by "spinning the thumbstick in circles like in Mario Party 1". She still hits two enemy worms with it.
- Woman of A Thousand Voices: She has impressive range. Hard to think Ruby, Space Kid, Kimball, and Hilda are the same person.
Matthew "Matt" Bragg
Matt is one of the only other guys that has interacted with the crew during some early Let's Play Minecraft episodes. An apparent friend to Caleb, he made a few of those early Minecraft multiplayer maps for Achievement Hunter. While the man is a Minecraft mastermind, he also likes to see what other players have made. Thus, he hosts his own series called MegaCraft, which was originally on the Community Hunter channel. He was officially hired as a Rooster Teeth employee on July 6, 2014 during RTX, alongside his partner Jeremy. Along with the rest of Team Building Exercise, he hosted Let's Build and with Episode 104 of VS, was part of the rotating match up.
He was formally promoted/transferred to talent in 2019 after the B-team roster was solidified.
- The Ace:
- He's the best Mario Kart driver of all the gang, consistently getting first place. This drives the bigger Mario fanatic Michael up the wall. When Matt finally lost a race, Michael starts bragging about his own statistics. Matt still has 45 more wins under his belt than Michael.
- He's also the gang's best Smash Bros. player, usually delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle to everyone who plays him. Naturally, when the division held a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, he went to win the whole thing, defeating Jeremy, Chad James, Michael, and a level 9 CPU.
- His cat got second place in a Mario Kart tournament featuring other RT pets on auto-play.
- Big Eater: Jeremy enjoys using this to mess with him on occasion.Jeremy: I turned to Matt and said "Hey, Matt. Did you know there's a triple Whopper?" And he went "There's a-" and got up, and left to go get one.Jeremy: Matt, what are you having for dinner tonight?
Matt: Oh, shit.
Jeremy: What're you having for dinner tonight?
Matt: Shut up. You're being mean.
Kdin: What is he eating later for dinner tonight?
Jeremy: What are you eating?
Matt: ... I'm eating breadsticks.
Jeremy: How many breadsticks did you order?
Matt: ... I ordered forty-eight. And they were like, "That's a lot of breadsticks."
- Butt-Monkey: When he isn't filling his role as The Ace in certain games, he often times ends up filling this role.
- He became the target of a "Shenanigans" video, where after having his desk in the Support office since his hiring, his desk was moved to the main room...while omitting out the fact that his desk was replaced with a comically tiny shelf and chair that would force him to stand.
- The Let's Roll episode of Red Dragon Inn is part Drinking Game, so both Ryan and Geoff, who don't drink, pick him as their drinking stand-in. He subsequently gets completely obliterated from whatever liquor they kept on hand.
- His desk (the real one, not the gag one above) has become the gang's new favorite target to throwing moonballs at. As retaliation for being The Ace in a Super Smash Bros. tournament, his desk gets pelted with them by the losers of each round. The gang has even mounted a basketball hoop over his desk for them to aim at.
- Book Dumb: While Matt has demonstrated some phenomenal creativity in problem solving skills, he seems to be ignorant of some basic science. For example he thought Dinosaurs and Humans once coexisted because that's how it is on TV, and doesn't seem to know the difference between the large and small intestine.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In The Raft Let's Plays, he significantly out-weirds everyone else by declaring himself a "Shark Mage" and wears a shark head over his own head. Jeremy repeatedly calls him a freak throughout the gameplay.
- Cool Mask: His Minecraft skin wears one.
- Game Master: He made three Minecraft multiplayer maps for Let's Play Minecraft a race track, a Grifball court and an NFL field well before his hiring.
- Since his hiring, he and Jeremy remade "Storm the Tower", which was originally planned by Geoff and Gavin but never finished. He hosted Let's Build and took over Things To Do in Minecraft, expanding it into Things to Do in games in general.
- His main role in the group is designing, building, and curating gameplay modes in Halo, Minecraft, GTA, and other customizable games. Because of this, it's spawned a Running Gag that if there's a very hard level of gameplay in a game, the group claims he made it. And with maps that he did make, they'll claim that he found it instead.
- Guttural Growler: While he does have a normal speaking voice, Matt can deepen his voice for comedic effect, attaining a gravelly lilt. He does so in The Raft when he became the "Shark Mage" and any other time when he plays a villainous role. Surprisingly enough he can also do a near impersonation of The Claw from Inspector Gadget.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He enjoys making custom golf courses in Fore Honor that are so fiendishly difficult no one can beat them. Of course, since he's usually playing the game alongside his coworkers, he can't beat them either.
- Mr. Exposition: He usually explaining how to play custom maps and what the objectives are.
- Full-Name Basis: He tends to be referred to by his full name in videos. In the gang's Smash Ultimate tournament, he's listed by his full name, rather than first names like the others. It also helps to distinguish him from other Matts working in Rooster Teeth, namely CEO Matt Hullum and Funhaus's Matt Peake.
- Hidden Depths: In one of his solo Minecraft streams on the AH channel, he revealed that he actually has a background in electrical engineering, but admits he hasn't used it since his hiring.
- In-Series Nickname: Because his first on-camera appearance in AH videos was him awkwardly saying his name in an AHWU episode, Trevor nicknamed him "Myatt" and it caught on with everyone else. The gang have also called him "Matt Brank" after Gavin accidentally called him that in a video.
- Phrase Catcher: "Bragg about it," whenever he brings up his extensive knowledge of Minecraft.
- Picky Eater: He's apparently particular about what he'll eat, but is rather indiscriminate about sweets.
- The Quiet One: Before being hired, he never talked while hosting some of the multiplayer maps in Let's Play Minecraft, likely because he wasn't in the room. He did speak with Caleb, who repeated his answers to questions via Parrot Exposition, but we never heard him actually speak.
- This continues after his hiring, as he remains the member of Team Building Exercise who is least likely to talk during Let's Build.
- Averted, however, during Let's Plays he is actually a part of; he is just as talkative as the other hosts.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Jeremy's red, due to remaining calm far more frequently and usually leading the crew when building.
- Skunk Stripe: After growing his hair back from shaving it for Extra Life 2015, he began dyeing a chunk of his hair in a bright neon color.
- Sweet Tooth: In a pilot episode of Off Topic, he admitted that he basically subsided on junk food like donuts, cake, and cookies. He also joked that if he switched from soda to water, he'd probably die.
- He once tried eating a cookie on top of pizza, just to see what it was like. However, even he refused to try it when the gang tried to put cotton candy over corn dogs.
- His custom mini golf maps. They range from just very difficult to unwinnable, driving usually Geoff, into a rage. Gavin and Jeremy have reported him for grief because of these maps. He's claimed that the creators of the game are apparently familiar with him because of how often his maps have been reported.
- Set him loose in Super Mario Maker and you'll see Michael return to his Rage Quit voice, especially after Matt hid a Yoshi in a section of a level and then cleared the section without the Yoshi.
The current head of Achievement Hunter and the former Lead editor of Achievement Hunter videos, regular on The Stream Team, and part of the rotating line-up in Let's Plays. A frequent collaborator of Jeremy and Matt when they were community members, he was hired shortly after they were.
- Beleaguered Boss: As the head of the division, his job is to keep everything running smoothly. Despite being just as happy to participate in the lunacy, destruction, and chaos, he has shown on several occasions that some of their antics, Geoff's in particular, become too much for him. On AHWU #438, he's shown facepalming and muttering "I hate" when Geoff pops a can of soda with a sword and spills soda everywhere. One story he told on Off Topic was when he and Geoff went to a magic show together, and he was alternately mortified and entertained by Geoff heckling the magician for the entirety of the show.
- Color Blind Confusion: He's red-green colorblind, and occasionally has shown difficulty telling different shades apart in Let's Plays. In one GTA Let's Play with the Derp Crew, he accidentally team-killed Chilled Chaos because he couldn't see what color Chilled's car was and the poor lighting wasn't helping.
- Does Not Like Spam: He hates pickles. Naturally, some of the Ready Set Show food challenges involved pickles and he had to eat them, much to his disgust. He was forced to try a cotton-candy covered pickle on Off Topic and ran off gagging.
- Even the Guys Want Him:Geoff: He's tall and dark haired, and he's got a whole thing going on. If I wasn't married...
- Hidden Depths: Majored in what is effectively rocket science (aerospace engineering), but is currently paid to edit Michael and Gavin's screaming and organizing what the gang should film.
- Identical Stranger:
- When he bleached his hair, Michael commented on Off Topic #93 that he practically looks identical to Aleks from Cow Chop.
- Aside from a difference in skin tone, he and Alfredo look eerily similar. In fact, when Trevor first saw Alfredo's picture, he mistakenly thought it was himself. This has lead to jokes about them being twins and the realization that they're the same size.
- Improbable Piloting Skills: As proved by the GTA V - Cock Pit let's play, he is remarkably adept at evading constant attacks from multiple people on the ground.
- In-Series Nickname: Frequently called "Treyco", which is sometimes shortened further to "Treycs". He also gained the nickname "White Alfredo" as a counterpart to Alfredo's "Ethnic Trevor".
- Official Couple: For Valentine's Day 2018, Trevor revealed that he's dating Barbara Dunkelman.
- Pretty Boy: Any video that he appears in can be guaranteed to have comments about how attractive he is, both by commentors and coworkers.
- The Rival: He and Jeremy became this to each other when he played Prop Hunt with each other, being the best players on either team and both having extensive knowledge of the map. They trash talked each other more than anybody else.
- Those Two Guys: With Alfredo, due to their resemblance and the fact that they are the newest recurring Hunters.
A former IGN employee and well-known streamer, he was hired on August 11th, 2017. He was already familiar with the main crew and contributing to videos throughout most of 2017 prior to being hired and knew them through his best friend Tim Gettys. He is quite possibly the best gamer to join the crew since Ray, and will be handling the Streaming duties for the crew, as well as providing much-needed fire support in first-person shooters.
- The Ace: Alfredo is a highly skilled gamer, with the sheer amount of time he has put into First-Person Shooters (including more than 600 hours in Rainbow Six: Siege) making him a great resource. The main cast has joked about this, with Michael and Geoff noting that Alfredo could likely take down the rest of them by himself in Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. Averted, however, with most other genres.
- Ambiguously Brown: He is noted to be of Filipino, Mexican, Chinese, and African-American heritage.
- Anti-Climax: How he was hired. While Jeremy and Matt were jokingly hired during a panel at RTX, Alfredo was hired by Geoff casually saying "I'll see you when you move" after lunch one day. It took Jack congratulating Alfredo for him to actually realize he was being hired.
- Badass Baritone: Interestingly enough, to go on part with his own gaming skill (having been placed on the dominating team during the collaborative PUBG Let's Play), Alfredo has quite a deep and enriching voice in comparison to the other younger staff.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite his gaming prowess, he does occasionally get the short end of the stick when it comes to games that he's not familiar with, like golf, racing, or platforming games. He mentioned on Off Topic that Gavin figured out that a certain spot on the wall will land a moonball right onto his desk, making him an unfortunate victim to the moonball chaos. He's also the newest victim of Ryan's bipping during golf games.
- Casual Kink: Noted in his first Off Topic appearance as an employee that, during his move to Austin, his large collection of sex toys nearly spilled out over a gas station during a stop.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He's an expert at first-player shooter games, but has trouble with other game genres, especially platformers, mini golf, and racing games. It was to the point that when he played against Geoff and Gavin in Jeopardy, he bombed his score so hard that he wasn't even eligible to play the final round.Ryan: (baffled) Were you born in a tube to play Rainbow Six?
- Encyclopaedic Knowledge: Of the map in Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, to the delight of the rest of the AH Crew.
- Establishing Character Moment: While his FPS skills were known from the get-go, his legendary rage against Ryan in The Salt Raid has been said by many to be the part where he officially became part of the team.
- Even the Guys Want Him: When Ray made a special appearance on Off Topic, he chose Alfredo as his "Fuck" option when presented with Jeremy, Matt, and Alfredo in a game of "Fuck, Marry, Kill."
- Identical Stranger: Aside from a difference in skin-tone, he and Trevor look very similar, to the point that, prior to meeting him, Trevor was shown a picture of Alfredo and legitimately thought it was a photo of himself for a moment. In one episode of Off Topic, he and Trevor play this up by swapping shirts and places throughout the episode
- In-Series Nickname: "The Sauce" due to his name, as well as "Ethnic Trevor" by Michael.
- In Minecraft, he's earned the nickname "Mr. Magoo" for his uncanny ability to bumble around the server through perilous moments without dying, while for the most part being completely oblivious. This was cemented when he became the Sole Survivor of Ya Dead, Ya Dead's 2019 run, having not lost either of his two lives while all of the veteran Hunters were all double-dead.
- Keet: When he's not playing seriously, he tends to be incredibly energetic and excitable.
- The Klutz: Despite being in good shape, he's very clumsy. His run during the "Lava Chickie Doo" challenge left both Michael and Jeremy's desks totally destroyed.
- Lovable Coward: He fully admits that he's an even bigger chicken than Gavin when it comes to creepy horror games, adamantly refuses to be in Achievement Haunter, and admits to being terrified of cockroaches and other bugs. One story he told on Off Topic was when his girlfriend surprised him with a skydiving trip for his birthday and she ended up going alone because he absolutely refused to participate. Naturally, for his first experience in VR, Ryan forced him to play a horror game.
- Mr. Exposition: During the Leviathan Raid due to being the only one who knows how to do each section.
- Mr. Fanservice: Much like Trevor, Alfredo is a good-looking guy, a fact which both the fans and the crew have noticed. Michael even mentioned that, before Trevor dyed his hair, that the two looked very similar from the back. See here for a comparison.
- One-Man Army: He's a force to be reckoned with in PUBG, at one point winning an entire game on his own (much to the chagrin of Michael, who died before firing a single bullet.)
- Only Sane Man:
- On Off Topic, he tends to look at the others with skepticism when they go into their more bizarre and outlandish stories, despite being just as weird.
- He also adamantly refuses to join in on Achievement Haunter because he dislikes the idea of hunting ghosts and is far too aware of what happens to the non-white characters.
- During the sillier live action videos, he tends to be the only one sitting at the back of the room actually trying to get some work done (and thus a constant magnet for the video objectives). He admits that while he's itching to join in on the insanity, work needs to get done first.
- The Quiet One: Compared to the other Hunters, he tends to speak the least in the Let's Plays or gets drowned out the most by the others speaking. This once lead to his Rage Breaking Point below.
- Rage Breaking Point: While the Leviathan Raid in Destiny 2 was this for everyone, Alfredo arguably had the best explosion of rage. After trying to explain how the Raid worked several times and constantly getting interrupted, he finally explodes at Ryan.Alfredo: [screaming at the top of his lungs] Who's been carrying you through this goddamned raid?! Who's been sitting here telling you how to whack your own goddamned dick, Ryan?! It's been me!!
- Red Baron: The Sauce
- Sixth Ranger: He's the only member of the support crew who was hired to act primarily as an additional talent.
- Those Two Guys: With Trevor, due to their resemblance and the fact that they are the newest recurring Hunters.
- Token Minority: One of the two non-white members of the gang. He joked in the Candy Land Minecraft Let's Play that he's adding color to their pasty world. He's also aware of what happens to people of color if they go ghost hunting.
- Ambiguously Brown: She's half-black and half Italian.
- Audience Surrogate: Occasionally on Off Topic, her admitted unfamiliarity with AH's history will prompt the others to explain some of their stories to her, especially if some of the newer fans are also just starting to dip their toes in.
- The Baby of the Bunch: At the time of her hiring, she was 22, which makes her the youngest of the group. In her first appearance in a Trivial Pursuit LP, she says she graduated high school in 2014. Michael commented on Off Topic #179 that Lindsay informed him that Fiona was 14 at the time he was first making Rage Quit, and thus grew up with it. He immediately felt old after realizing how long he's been making videos.
- Black and Nerdy: She's apparently very good at Tetris 99, enjoys cosplay and anime, and one of her first appearances was on the Achievement Hunter twitter discussing the Bowsette meme with the gang. Her favorite game is Persona 5, and some of her solo livestreams on the AH channel was her playing it as well as Corpse Party.
- Brooklyn Rage: She lived in New York City* before being hired and has threatened to beat Michael up for not knowing characters from her favorite game, Persona 5. According to Michael, she also takes her frustration and anger out on Gavin and Matt Bragg.
- Butt-Monkey: Since she joined, her inexperience with a lot of the groups' favourite games lead her to having a rough time, with the others then being quick to tease her about her losing streaks and difficulties.
- Expy: She's similar to Mica in that she's black and female, and is starting out handling streaming duties for the group. Fiona has also worked as a sideline host in e-sports competitions, which is Mica's current career.
- Hidden Depths: French is actually her first language, and Lindsay mentioned that on one babysitting occasion, she asked Fiona to read French children's books to Iris.
- Ms. Fanservice: She enjoys cosplaying and tends to wear crop tops and other tight clothing in her on-camera appearances.
- Naïve Newcomer: Being the newest member of the group and self-admittedly unfamiliar with their preferred stable of games, she tends to fumble in gameplay videos until someone points her in the right direction.
- Only Sane Woman: On her few appearances on Off Topic, she tends to look suspicious and bewildered at some of the more ridiculous stories being told. She also tends to look bewildered at the shenanigans that happen on AHWU. One instance on AHWU had her look disapprovingly at the camera when she opened one of the fan packages and discovering that it's a glittery dragon dildo, and Trevor and Alfredo comment about how to remove glitter.Fiona: [After Gavin shares another one of his strange tangents] You guys are weird.
- Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: She came in last in a Trivial Pursuit LP because having grown up in Europe and being much younger than the others, she was unfamiliar with much of the subjects in the game.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's black and female, which makes her stand out among the crew.
Support CrewThese are the other members of Achievement Hunter who typically do not appear either on camera or through voice recording. These Hunters are mainly support coordinators and/or video editors for the group. They are located in the Post Production office next door.
An active community member, regular on the Internet Box podcast, and good friend of Michael Jones. He appeared infrequently in a few AH videos before being hired as an intern at Rooster Teeth in 2015 and officially as an assistant editor in 2016. Despite not being one of the main members of the group, every now and then he pops up in some AH videos as the Sixth Ranger and even sometimes competes in GO!
- Ascended Extra: Previously a longtime community member, and was seen a couple times in past AH videos. After being hired, the number of times he's been in a video has increased, usually because he subs in if there's no one else available to fill a slot. He's also a frequent participant on On The Spot.
- Butt-Monkey: Carrying over from Internet Box, Michael always insults him at any opportunity and he's not too bright on On the Spot.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He's a self-admitted complete lightweight. Michael posted a video on his personal channel of Andy completely wasted after only three drinks. For comparison, Lindsay and Michael had drank more than him and were caring for him in their hotel room.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: In most of his Let's Play appearances, the name on his footage is rainbow-colored.
- The Quiet One: While he has his moments, he's noticeably more docile than the rest of the crew.
- Too Dumb to Live: His appearances on On The Spot paint Andy as someone with surprisingly little understanding of common words of phrases, much to Michael's annoyance.
- Mondegreen: He commonly misinterprets everyday phrases, such as mistaking "The birds and the bees" for "The birds and the beets", and confusing Genghis Khan with Kangaskhan.
Steffie HardyThe division's social media community manager -formerly production manager, hired in late 2014.
Larry MatovinaThe current head editor.
- Butt-Monkey: Is usually on the receiving end of a few pranks, including having all but one of each of his Lootcrates in Overwatch opened while he's away and having an airhorn taped to his chair that goes off whenever he sits down in it.
- In-Series Nickname: "Shifty Larry" which was started by Jack and Caiti during a game of Werewolves in Extra Life 2015.
- Mr. Exposition: For the Let's Roll board game episodes, he explains the gameplay of each board game before the gang starts playing. He also keeps track of the rules during gameplay.
Kent CookAn editor in the division.
Ashley DillardAn editor in the division.
- The Voice: She's the silhouette who debriefs Ryan and Jeremy in Battle Buddies episodes.
Alec AgabonAn editor in the division and current AHWU and Between The Games cameraman.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Alec gets put through a lot while filming AHWU, namely getting hit with moonballs, but never gives any indication that he's in pain. He also didn't react when he got slapped in the crotch with Chad's pummel horse during Extra Life, only wincing and made faces afterwards.
- Cloudcuckoolander: During the Off Topic panel at RTX 2019, Jeremy and Michael described him as a freak who eats more sugar than Matt Bragg, and edits their videos while halfway sliding out of his chair. Trevor described him as "living in a whole other reality".
- The Quiet One: He rarely makes a noise while filming AHWU and Between the Games aside from an occasional comment. During the "Stealth Ball" Between the Games, he yelped loud enough when he got hit that everyone noticed he was down.
- Sweet Tooth: Lindsay has said that whenever she brings cupcakes to the office, Alec is usually one of the first people to grab several of them.
Sarah WeemsThe division's production manager and associate producer, hired in March 2018.
- Beleaguered Assistant: She's often seen in the background of their live-action videos shaking her head and sighing at their antics, or delivering lunch to them. If she's mentioned in a video, it's because she's trying to keep production on track and on time.
- A Day in the Limelight: When Barbara and Mariel took over the Off Topic set for a day, they convinced her to stay on the set and get drunk alongside with them.
- The Scapegoat: If things go haywire behind the scenes in videos, Michael or Trevor will try to pin it on her.
Jarren MartinezAn editor for the division. He also helped Alfredo with the streaming duties until Fiona was brought on as the assistant streaming coordinator.
Jacob McDuffeeAn editor in the division.
OthersThese people are either not official Hunters but frequent with them, are part of Achievement Hunter but are not a cast member, are related to a Hunter, are a former member of Achievement Hunter or are just Super Powered Alter Egos.
Not one of the official Achievement Hunters, but frequently joins in with and even edits some videos for them during RWBY's off-season. Go to the Rooster Teeth: Others page and look under the "Other Staff Members" folder for more info about him.
Millicent "Millie" Ramsey
Geoff and Griffon's daughter. Geoff brings her in as an honorary achieve-me-ent hunter every so often.
- Badass Adorable: She's absolutely precious when she records with Geoff. And apparently, she's also picked up pressure tactics from The Godfather.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: She acts the part, constantly snarking at and insulting Geoff, though in other ways she's much more amicable.
- Cheerful Child
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As a child she had her weird quirks, such as believing Jack is the guy designated to take her to barbecues. She also seemed to believe that only her dad was aging but not her mom, fearing he would get too old and have to be replaced with a new dad.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Geoff brought her in when the rest of the staff was busy with other projects.
- Little Miss Snarker: As she's gotten older, Millie's become a Deadpan Snarker to rival her father. Appropriately, most of it is aimed at him.
- Morality Pet: With friends Geoff is a nice though slobby fellow, fond of drinking, teasing, and swearing. With Millie he turns a lot friendlier, and he's become very defensive of any harm directed at a child, notably with the Dead Island trailer.
- She's a Morality Pet for big brother Gavin, as well.
- They Really Do Love Each Other: For all the insults she gives her father, it's clear they're very close.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: One time she wanted to watch a movie, but Griffon said no for the time being. Millie responded with, "Mommy, it would be sad if you broke your nose. [...] That would hurt." Griffon and Geoff were unnerved, to put it lightly.
Ray Narvaez, Jr.
An ace gamer, Ray handled most of the achievement guides for the crew and covered Easter Eggs from various games. After an announcement the week before, Ray left Rooster Teeth on April 17, 2015 in order to do full-time video game livestreaming. For that reason, please add any tropes for him over on his own Creator page.
Previously known in a prior Internet life as Tatsudoshi, Kdin was an editor for Achievement Hunter and the creator and host of the Coming Soon series, as well as a member of "Team Building Exercise" with Lindsay, Matt and Jeremy. Kdin left Achievement Hunter on March 19, 2016, but is still a member of Rooster Teeth and now does work for The Know. For this reason, tropes and information relating to her are over on the Rooster Teeth: Others page.
The former Community Manager of Achievement Hunter, Caleb previously showed up on occasion in Let's Plays, then became mostly involved with keeping the community under wraps after a pair of incidents severely reduced his on-screen appearances. At some point in 2016, Caleb moved up to managing all Rooster Teeth's social media platforms. For more information on Caleb, please see his entry on the Rooster Teeth: Others page.
- Gamertag: micachuu
One of the newer members of the Rooster Teeth family and daughter of LeVar Burton. After appearing in guest spots in various Let's Plays, Mica was officially hired on May 17, 2016. Originally hired as a member of Achievement Hunter, she later moved to become part of "The Know". For more information relating to Mica, please see her entry on the Rooster Teeth: Others page.
Neal WerleAn editor in the division. He served as the cameraman during tapings of AHWU and transferred to The Lab in May 2018.
Brandon "Fragger" Light
While he's played in several games with the crew, he only ever appeared when it was to fill in the commentary quota for Caleb. Occasionally joined in on community playdates as well. Stopped appearing sometime in 2013.
- Deadpan Snarker: Moreso than Caleb.
- Recurring Extra: Rarely takes a prominent role.
- Let's Play: Does these on his YouTube channel for Something Awful.
- Those Two Guys: With Caleb.
Franco ScarcelloAnother active community member. He is the creator of the "Five Facts" series of videos on the Achievement Hunter channel. He departed from RT and AH in May 2016.
J.J. CastilloA former editor. See Rooster Teeth: Others for more about him.
X-Ray and VavThe Super Hero alter-egos of Ray and Gavin. X-Ray has X-Ray Vision (so he can witness crime happening but do nothing to prevent it) and Vav has slow-mo vision, (so he can watch as enemies punch him and do nothing to stop them). The two characters were later adapted into an animated series in 2014, though the departure of Ray from Achievement Hunter has largely ended the original X-Ray and Vav jokes in those videos.
The tropes listed below are for the characters pre-series (when they were just in-jokes). Any tropes related to them in the series proper go over here.
- Ascended Extras: Originally started off as the dumb answers to a "what superpower would you have" question and eventually became a Running Gag as Ray and Gavin's sometimes joked-about secret identities. Then they became Gavin and Ray's team name across all Achievement Hunter videos. Now they have their own animated series.
- Camp Gay: Both of them but Vav to a greater extent. His power involves him pelvic thrusting the enemy. Not to mention all the Ho Yay he causes.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Vav is definitely this. His vehicle of choice is a Pogo stick with a filing cabinet on the back. When X-Ray points out that the filing cabinet will just weigh down the Pogo stick, Vav decides his vehicle should be a wheel chair with a filing cabinet.
- Guest Star Party Members
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Or not.
- Idiot Hero: Both of them admit that they're this, and proud of it.X-Ray: Sometimes you just gotta do something stupid to make progress!
- I Know Mortal Kombat: X-Ray claims to be "a Parkour master". Vav's reaction to his, er, demonstration is less than enthusiastic.
- Mythology Gag: Most of the X-Ray and Vav "canon" is taken from random jokes or references in Achievement Hunter videos that reached memetic status, most prominently the names of the superheroes themselves. On the flipside, RWBY (another Rooster Teeth production) references them in a Freeze-Frame Bonus as the cover of Jaune's comic book.
- Superheroes: Both of them. Ryan may or may not be their Arch-Enemy.
- Theme Tune: The duo made up a joke one by repeatedly hitting a Minecraft note block (the equivalent of sliding one's hand across a piano) and singing "X-Rayyyyy andddddd Vavvvvvv! [repeat]". The animated series adapts the "lyrics" into an official theme song with less Stylistic Suck.
- Those Two Guys: They're the resident Superhero duo.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Vav's emblem is the Union Jack and he describes one of his powers as "being British".
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: X-Ray's X-Ray Vision allows him to see crime through walls and Vav's Slow Mo Vision allows him to see crime happening in slow-motion, but neither of them can actually do much about it.
- Wonder Twin Powers: Ray and Gavin transform into their superhero forms by... running toward each other and bumping knobs (penises if you don't speak British). This was initially an Epic Fail moment when they dressed up in real life, though this seems to have been adopted as canon.
- X-Ray Vision: X-Ray's only power. Also counts as What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?.
MogarThe Proud Warrior Race Guy Super-Powered Alter Ego of Michael. Usually depicted as the form of an enormous biped bear or Hulked-out Michael in a bear pelt based on his Minecraft avatar. While he started as a Running Gag of Michael's warrior name in Minecraft, he has also become a character in X-Ray & Vav.
- Bears Are Bad News: Battling Mogar is generally not a good idea.
- The Berserker: It's joked that Mogar comes out when Michael goes full victory or death in Minecraft combat.
- Catchphrase: Either "MOGAR IS READY!" when Michael's getting pumped or "MOGAR, BITCHES!" when slaying people.
- Third-Person Person: Sometimes speaks this way.
Rimmy TimA mysterious superhero wearing a purple, yellow and orange zentai costume, mostly seen in Grand Theft Auto: Online Let's Plays, but has made appearances in other videos as well. Is totally not Jeremy wearing a mask. Nope, not at all.
- Blatant Lies: Jeremy insists that the true identity of Rimmy Tim is a secret to everyone. It's not Jeremy underneath that mask, it could can be anyone! Honest!
- Open Secret: It's pretty much canon that precisely no one is fooled by this and everyone knows it's Jeremy. They still play along with it to humor him though.
- Color-Coded Secret Identity: When he's not in disguise or dressed up like Rimmy Tim, Jeremy's default outfit in GTA:Online is a purple jacket over an orange t-shirt with yellow pants and yellow-tinted sunglasses.
- Flat Character: Gavin eventually lampshades that Rimmy Tim's color scheme is the most definable characteristic he has.
- Thememobile: Besides his Rimmy Tim-mobile (an X-80 Proto), Rimmy owns a fleet of vehicles that would make Batman envious, all with the same eye-searing purple, yellow and orange color scheme. Currently this includes the Armored Tim (an Armored Kuruma), the Rimmy Hog (a motorcycle club bike), the Rimmy Tron Bike (a Nagasaki Shotaro), the Rimmy Turtle (a BF Raptor), the Swimmy Tim (a Blazer Aqua), the Rimmy Track (a WWII Bravado Half-track), the Rimmy Sky (a Volatol stealth bomber) and the Rimmy Time (a Deluxo), the Rimmy Command Center (an armed mobile command center) along with several other un-named sportscars.
GarbomanA grotesque creature made to promote sales, it may or may not be Michael in a trash bag with a pair of googly eyes on the front. Now featured on the Rooster Teeth Store!
- Comically Small Demand: A variant, wherein the sales he promotes are absurdly small, such as 1% off.
- Death Glare: Gave an absolutely terrifying one to Jeremy after he asked how to spell "Garbo."
- Hell Is That Noise: His voice. As Jeremy puts it, it sounds like he's constantly vomiting.
- Incoming Ham: His first major appearance has him bursting into the scene, shoving Jeremy and Gavin out of the well, and yelling at the camera.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Became extremely popular with audiences in late 2017, resulting in a wide array of appearances.
GerkiA Chaotic Neutral Rogue who frequents taverns with other fantasy heroes, and proceeds to try and get them drunk and take all their coin. Michael's character in Red Dragon Inn episodes of Let's Roll, who he quickly crafted a...unique, personality for. Michael's brought the persona into other games since, in order to creep the others out.
- Anything That Moves: And anything that doesn't, either. Gerki is eager for anything.
- Black Comedy Rape: His intent. Fortunately he's not succeeded, having lost both rounds they played, but his goal in the game was to get one of the others so drunk they pass out so he can take them to his room and have his way with them.
- Depraved Bisexual: Is into both men and women, and is very depraved. So much so even Ryan's character seemed morally sound by comparison.
- Everyone Has Standards: Even he didn't care for Matt's Bard character.
- Extreme Omnisexual: He was quick to harass both of Jeremy's characters in both games. One was a Buxom Is Better Amazonian Beauty, while the other was a heavily bearded male Dwarf. Gerki didn't care, both were equally attractive.
- Professional Gambler: Seemingly. A lot of his cards are designed to enable him to succeed at gambling or avoid losing gold during games. In both rounds, Gerki was defeated by drinking him under the table rather than depriving him of his gold, as he'd quickly accumulate most of the other players' gold through gambling.
- Red Baron: Thanks to the above, he quickly earns the title 'Master of Coin'. Its self-given, but to his credit well-earned.
- Slipping a Mickey: This was one of Gerki's action cards in-game, but after Jeremy identified the poison as a roofie, Michael/Gerki explained it was actually his own creation, a concoction he calls 'Gerki', which he makes himself. From his penis. Yep, his semen is a sedative.