These people are all Rooster Teeth employees who work specifically for the Achievement Hunter division. To see AH's co-founder and superintendent 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/talent of Achievement Hunter in general:
- Badass Armfold: Some of the cast will occasionally take this pose when being photographed for new AH merch in the RT store.
- Badass Crew: Whenever the team is planning a heist in GTA Online.
- 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 had computer animation, coding and web designing chops, and Matt is a master Minecraft map designer.
- Catchphrase: Each of them has their very own catchphrase (a very popular, funny saying they're very well known for).
- 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.
- Cluster F-Bomb: It's worth noting that these guys are notorious, frequent cursers. Despite hardly ever saying the F-word on camera, even Gavin himself occasionally says "shit", "bitch", "asshole", etc.
- Commonality Connection: For multiplayer co-op games in FPS, they divide themselves into two teams of three based on age, with Team Lads (Gavin, Michael and Jeremy [formerly Ray]) versus Team Gents (Geoff, Jack and Ryan). Since Ryan's departure, the group has since moved on from the Lads and Gents groupings.
- Deadpan Snarker: All of them (the group as a whole).
- Everyone Has Standards: No matter how mean their "bullying" may seem, it's not out of malice. They will always draw a line and apologize if going too far (notably censoring racist, homophobic and extremely personal insults in videos). And the cast were also definitely unhappy with Ryan's misactions.
- 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 Stopped to Cheat, Jeremy tends not to think his moves out thoroughly, Lindsay does poorly in games that involve more advanced skills, and Matt, 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: Between Ray and Ryan's respective departures, this breaks down roughly as follows:
- The Leader: Geoff. He co-founded Achievement Hunter and is the obvious boss of the group, dealing with The Chains of Commanding burden (extremely stressful and burdensome) weighing down on his shoulders as he is Surrounded by Idiots and Enraged by Idiocy. He is usually in charge of the group by organizing 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 was the most intellectual and academic of the crew with the best PC knowledge (mocked by the others for having gone to college with a degree in computer animation and animation editing), as well as a skilled web designer, coder and machinima animator.
- 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. He is also a skilled and elite FPS gamer in the AH office with formidable in-game combat skills.
- 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 (during Fiona's employment), here's how it broke down:
- The Leader: Trevor. He's the current boss of Achievement Hunter.
- The Lancer: Lindsay. The Wild Card of the group, they're 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, Super 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 is on-par with Michael and Ryan in terms of in-game combat skills.
- The Chick: Fiona was the newest and (arguably) the sanest member of the crew. As a production coordinator, she helped with organization and production, and was Trevor's assistant.
- The Sixth Ranger: Larry. He was the team's lead editor for some years before becoming the host/rules wizard of Let's Roll and gaining more appearances after the fans took a liking to him.
- 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 an expert in high-speed filming and knows how to film (and edit footage from) a slow motion camera, Jack is heavily involved in charity and community outreach, Michael is a former electrician with a fair amount of handyman experience, Jeremy's a skilled rapper and a self-published author, and Ryan was a machinima animator, animation and VFX editor and technical director for Season 10 of Red vs. Blue when he finally got officially hired at RT. Also extends to the secondary talent casts, with Trevor having gotten a degree in aerospace engineering, Alfredo working at IGN and Lindsay having earned a finance degree.
- 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 and Alfredo have yelping laughs, while Fiona and Gavin squeak through their laughs.
- 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While they seem like a bunch of cheeky, ignorant and foulmouthed, shit-talking assholes, they are truly well-intentioned underneath this demeanor.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Yup, definitely qualifies. Despite their flaws, they're still the best at what they do.
- 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.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Jack, Geoff and Michael are this. While Ryan swore moderately, Gavin hardly ever swears on camera though.
- 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, becoming so popular that they've long since hired a production manager, just to make sure they stick to recording and release schedules.
- Took a Level in Badass: All of them over the years but notably Geoff, Michael, Jack and Gavin. It's shown that Gavin's video game skill and logistics as actually quite good and he is capable of winning as long as he actually tries and focuses hard.
- Troll: All of them are this by pranking on each other (especially Gavin). Their trolling tendencies especially come out during Let's Roll games, where they will try to screw each other or themselves over.
- 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.
- From the day Fiona Nova was hired, she immediately developed this dynamic with Gavin, which becomes especially apparent during Gmod videos. When they both appeared on Always Open, she mentioned that due to their European backgrounds, they were either going to be enemies or best 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. They've mentioned on Off Topic that they'll regularly hang out offline and outside of work.
The main cast of Achievement Hunter are 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 Ramsey (born Geoffrey Paul Wright, later Geoffrey Paul Fink)
The Leader and co-founder of Achievement Hunter. He, along with Jack, created the website in June 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. Geoff has now shifted focus on other Rooster Teeth productions (occasionally including AH) due to him focusing on his executive managerial and directorial duties at RT in general as of September 2019, but still continues to swing by the AH office as often as possible and is currently regarding as a recurring cast member.
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. His swearing tends to get louder as he gets more frustrated in gameplay.
- 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.
- Bad Liar: In G Mod games, it's usually pretty obvious when he's a Traitor (he's a lot better about it in Murder than he is in TTT though). As Trevor once put it, "When the octaves go up, Jack's innocence goes down".
- Averted normally when playing Coup, mainly when he's the one claiming an Assassin; when he loses a challenge regarding his assassination target having a Contessa he reveals the Assassin as the casualty.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Hello!" whenever he suddenly appears in front of someone.
- 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.
- "Hey, [Name], what are we doing?" when a Let's Play starts. At various volumes and levels of intelligibility.
- 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. It fits his female character in GTA V very well, especially in Ray's heist, in which everyone went by their middle names.
- Epic Fail:
Jack: "We have to land in that circle there?"Ray: "That's a square, Jack."
- 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.
- 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.
- In Even MORE Halo, but in Gmod, Jack tried to silently kill Fiona with an explosive barrel, forgetting how potent they were and killing himself too. He also killed people twice after they asked him to, despite this basically outing him as a Traitor each time, and ran around with a barrel despite being the Killer.
- In Waluigi is the ULTIMATE Weapon in Gmod TTT, he tried testing the Waluigi Launcher and blew himself up.
- 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.
- Everythings Better With Dragons: His usual model in Gmod is the Ender Dragon.
- 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.
- Forgetful Jones: An issue that Jack runs into several times during 'TTT videos is an inability to remember what the customized roles are able to do, often needing certain character functions re-explained to him (such as what makes the Swapper different from the Jester) at the start of a video.
- 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.
- Giggling Villain: When Jack goes into Troll mode, listen out for his quiet little "hee hee!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- He believes himself to be this in Gmod games, though he's not incapable of pulling off some good plays, particularly as a Jester.
- 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.
- Old Retainer: Rooster Teeth employee #9.
- 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 occasion 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 was 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 bar possibly Gavin.
- 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 (one of which Michael returned for a touchdown, and an eighth interception was negated by a penalty) 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.
- 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 was 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.
- Especially true in when he's in a Let's Watch. Jeremy has noted there's a clear difference between normal Jack and "Let's Watch" Jack.
- A good rule is to listen for Jack's delighted giggling when something happens, because it's usually a sign that he did something to piss someone else off.
- He loves running around with explosive barrels in Gmod. Sometimes this works out for him, but usually it gets him blown up. Even without barrels he's a significant pain as a Jester or a Swapper.
- The Unintelligible: Jack's Let's Play intros ("Hey, Geoff, what are we doing?") have become more and more garbled and nonsensical as time has gone by.
- 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.
- Younger Than They Look: He's actually a year and a half younger than Ryan. When Fiona was first hired, she legitimately thought Jack was 45 and was shocked to learn that he's not even 40. One AH Animated highlights how much he reminds Fiona of her actual father.Fiona: 38?! Jack, you remind me of my 66-year-old father!
Gavin David Free
The English-born British Hunter who's well 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 elsewhere at Rooster Teeth (hosting, producing, filming and starring/appearing in RT shows, videos and Rooster Teeth content/series ranging from Live action, animation, and podcasts) including Achievement Hunter shows(having directed Season 7 of Red vs. Blue and it's miniseries Relocated, creating, hosting, editing, 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.
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, and is Michael's wife. They are also non-binary and use they/them pronouns alongside she/her. As of 2020, Lindsay is one of the main talent, having formerly edited many of the group's videos and was a recurring player in VS and GO!.
- 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.
- Achievements in Ignorance: They won a round in the Switch version of Trivial Pursuit by picking out soccer team nicknames based entirely on things they liked, not knowing they were real nicknames.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: They have fully admitted that they get easily distracted and rarely pays attention to conversations in-game, and is already thinking about a million other things by the time they bring up another random tangent. They have since confirmed on Twitter account to have symptoms of ADHD.
- Badass Adorable: Has their moments, such as when they trash-talk in a semi-tough, semi-cute tone of voice.
- Big Fun: Tall, bulky and often hilarious, including a rap video!
- Big Sibling Bully: Has confessed to being one in a child. A noteworthy example being when their younger sister inherited their Barbie dolls; they hung the Barbies from their sister's ceiling fan with shoelaces, then when their 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 them in front of any minigame or Quicktime Event that requires it and they're unstoppable.
- The Cameo: Had a voice in Season 10 of Red vs. Blue as one of the Gatling Good Insurrection members before going on to play a larger role as Vanessa Kimball. Also on Lazer Team along with the rest of Team RWBY as cheerleaders.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Rivals Gavin in this respect. They once thought homeless people were living in their attic and eating their food. Michael has even described them as "a foreigner to Earth."
- Consummate Liar: Burnie and Barbara claim they're "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: Their competency in video games is really weird. Put them in Halo or Grand Theft Auto and they're The Load. Put them in Mario Kart or Mario Party and they 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, their reaction to Gus accidentally walking in on them in the bathroom (the occupied lock was broken) was a slow, soft and bored "Gus, nooo..."
- Dye Hard: They're naturally blonde, but as their picture shows, they're more known to the fans as a redhead. They tend to alternate between the two colors, although they occasionally will use wigs or dye their hair other colors (including Blue).
- Epic Fail: In terms of playing Halo, they may actually be worse than Barbara. In their appearance in the "Crimson Map Pack" Let's Play, they 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 they take brutal advantage of the mandate that they finish in first place by screwing everyone else over.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: When they appeared on VS, they challenged Gavin to a game of Catlateral Damage. Obviously, they forgot that wrecking stuff is his specialty.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Loves Joe the Cat and has joked that they're more like a Crazy Cat Lady and had a line of shirts that were all decorated with cats. In their appearance as a contender in VS, they challenged Gavin to a cat-related game and it's revealed that their VS image has a cat on their shirt.
- Official Couple: With their husband, Michael.
- One of the Boys: They like to pull pranks (like on Kara and managed to pull one on Burnie), and they're just as crude as Michael if you watch some of their personal videos, Off Topic, and listen to the Internet Box podcast. They once put Michael's Fluttershy figure in jello while he was out of town.
- It's often mentioned that they used to be an elementary school bully by beating up most of the boys at their 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: Their normal expression has been self-described as "resting smiling face" with their chipper and goofy personality.
- The Pollyanna: Even when losing, they tend 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, even taking over Minecraft construction duties for Geoff and Gavin until Matt and Jeremy were hired.
- In 2014, they joined Achievement Hunter's VS, though they 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, they beat their future husband in Dead or Alive 4.
- At one point, The Other Wiki's article on AH listed them among the above men as a main host, calling them one of the seven "most prolific employees".
- They were 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, they spent years as the only Secondary Talent, which caused much confusion online since Secondary Talent didn't solidify as a role until 2018/2019 when Trevor, Alfredo, and Fiona were upgraded to Talent.
- The Smurfette Principle: They were the sole female on-screen cast member until Fiona was hired in 2019.*
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Barbara's girly girl among the Internet Box members.
- Lindsay also gets this dynamic with Fiona when starring in videos together, again as the tomboy of the pair.
- Took a Level in Badass: Their return in VS 57 and 58 shows off the work they put into Dead or Alive. They lost her first match to Michael, but took the game, the belt, and the shirt off his back. Their next episode with Geoff was a Curb-Stomp Battle, after which they 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, they have their 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, so they repay the effort by deliberately tanking several of the races.
- Wild Card: Describes themself as such. When participating in Lets Plays, they generally just pick 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 they pulls off stunts like accidentally missing grenade tosses and blowing up people they weren't even aiming for, throwing 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". They still hit two enemy worms with it.
- Woman of A Thousand Voices: With an impressive range, it's hard to think Ruby, Space Kid, Kimball, and Hilda are the same person.
Matthew Ringer 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.
- He's also the group's most devout and competent Pokémon player.
- Big Eater:
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?
- He fully admits that he eats a lot, even eating an entire stack of pancakes and a serving of toast throughout Off Topic #254.
- Jeremy enjoys using this to mess with him on occasion.
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.
- His recent Minecraft appearances have shifted him to this role more than ever, especially when his animals are involved. The "Galacticraft" series in particular saw Ryan engaging in increasingly-elaborate and destructive means to blow up Matt's horses until Matt was forced to hide his third horse in a pocket dimension to keep Ryan from killing it.
- "Matt's Song" from Achievement Hunter: The Musical is basically just Matt lamenting this about himself.
- One clip posted to the AH Twitter was Ryan simply just chucking a moon ball right into Matt's face.
- During TTT episodes, it's either him or Gavin that gets killed for no reason. During one bonus round, Matt spawns as a traitor and before he does anything, Jeremy immediately deagles him.
- If Gavin is not in a GTA episode, then Matt becomes the main target for muggings as the card collecting episodes indicate.
- 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.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He doesn't like drinking beer, so when he drinks, it's usually harder liquor and he gets obliterated after a couple of shots.
- 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 as it's the Jack of Blades from Fable.
- Definitely Just a Cold: Notably coughs a lot when recording which Michael ribs him on as Matt doesn't believe anything to be wrong.
- Determinator: During the second series of Galacticraft he goes to extreme lengths to keep his third horse (Sugarcube) and second Mini-Me safe from Ryan, who goes to equally absurd lengths to try to kill them.
- Does Not Like Spam: Despite his Sweet Tooth, he apparently doesn't like cotton candy.
- Epic Fail: He's done this on occasion in TTT.
- In Batman Doesn't Do That! he killed fellow Traitor Jeremy, assuming he was the Glitch since he hadn't killed anyone yet, then fell to his death, ending the round without any innocents dying.
- In Hunting for Tiny Traitors, he as the Detective wound up killing most of the Innocents. The only reason the Traitors killed people was because he killed Phantom Fiona. Ryan wasn't too happy with him.
- 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.
- 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-perfect impersonation of The Claw from Inspector Gadget.
- His pirate voice in Sea of Thieves is quite gravelly.
- Hidden Depths:
- He actually has a degree in electrical engineering, but fully admits he hasn't used it since his hiring.
- He has a fairly decent baritone singing voice, as shown in his Butt-Monkey song in Achievement Hunter: The Musical. In an old live event with Rock Band, he can keep in tune with singing "Bad Romance".
- He revealed on CHUMP that he was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do until he got to college.
- 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.
- In-Series Nickname: Because his first on-camera appearance in AH videos was him awkwardly saying his name in an AHWU episode, Trevor and Fiona 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.
- Let Me Tell You a Story: According to Jeremy, he was notorious for this during their Community Hunter days. A big reason why Jeremy ended up working with Matt so often compared to the others was because he was the one least afraid of getting stuck in a tangential conversation with him for hours.
- Mr. Exposition: He usually explaining how to play custom maps and what the objectives are.
- 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 barring cotton candy.
- 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.
- The Rival:
- The fact that he's the best Mario Kart racer in the group drives Michael up the wall. Therefore in races, it paints a target on his back for the others to attempt to take out. Despite this, he has admitted that he's nowhere near as good as Tom Fawkes as indicated in their races with the Derp Crew.
- He and Michael are also on par for their love of The Legend of Zelda, which led them to Matt guiding Michael through Ocarina of Time: Randomizer.
- 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 or bleaches it.
- 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 Lindsay tried to put cotton candy over corn dogs and pickles.
- Those Two Guys: Was originally this with Jeremy.
- 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. He also co-hosts Red Web with Alfredo.
- Affectionate Nickname: Barbara often calls him "Sweetness".
- 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.Trevor: (walking up to see the gang dousing themselves with jugs of water) Are you waterboarding each other for fun?!
- 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.
- The Ditz: Mostly during Trouble in Terrorist Town matches. He never seems to realize he's talking to a traitor until far too late and failed to realize that the Killer role * was not an innocent role like he thought.
- 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 away screaming. He even hates the mere mention of them.
- 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.
- The Hyena: While not to the extent of Geoff and Jack, Trevor is prone to this on multiple occasions, and he has a very distinctive high-pitched cackle when something is funny enough to him.
- 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 commenters 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 Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Averted, however, with most other genres.
- Achievements in Ignorance: During Minecraft videos, because he doesn't really pay attention to what the others are doing and wanders off on his own, he'll stumble onto things that even the others marvel at. He managed to trigger a Pillager Raid on an NPC village because he unknowingly cleared out a Pillager Tower. His oblivious screwing around is the reason he somehow won YDYD 2.
- 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.
- Black Dude Dies First: Alfredo is constantly aware of this trope and lampshading it during anything horror related.
- Blood Knight: He especially loves attempting to kill other players when he turns traitor during TTT, Murder, Fall Guys, and Among Us video
- 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.
- Another story he revealed on Always Open was when he and his girlfriend were still living in San Francisco, they once got frisky in Golden Gate Park.
- He's not above joining the gang in talking about butts, and in one of his earliest On the Spot appearances, he chose the team name "#GoFastEatAss".
- Consummate Liar: He's just as good at lying as Jeremy, albeit in a different manner. During Gmod and Deceit, he'll straight up admit he's a liar, or that he won't lie to them, causing everyone, Jeremy especially, to be wary of his actions. He'll especially admit that he's screwing with the gang whenever he's on Chump, or Push The Button.
- 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?
- His difficulties with mini-golf games may have been due to Ryan more than personal skill.
- The Ditz: He pretty much knows next to nothing if he plays trivia games and any questions he gets right is through sheer luck or guessing.
- 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."
- The Fool: When Alfredo gets lucky, he gets it in spades. He has survived numerous near death experiences and has found treasures and in game tools that would make things easier for him, all the while everyone at AH don't or worse. It has gotten to the point that every time these luck moments happen for him, everyone tells him to stop Magooing his way to victory.note
- Friendly Sniper: In any FPS game, he'll joke around and be nice to people before blasting them in the face. He especially loves doing this in TTT games where he's the traitor.
- Green Around the Gills: He gets motion sick very easily. When watching Fiona play Try to Fall Asleep, he has to briefly leave the call to take an anti-nauseant medication, and after a particularly dizzying section of the game, he spends the rest of the video with his eyes closed trying not to throw up.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tim Gettys from Kinda Funny, since their days in high school and at IGN. Several stories that he's told on Off Topic involved the two of them getting into all kinds of trouble.
- 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.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He arguably pays the least attention of anyone whenever he appears in Minecraft, often wandering off and screwing around on his own while the others are planning out their courses of action. In fact, his oblivious and carefree bumbling around in the game is somehow the reason he's the Sole Survivor in Ya Dead, Ya Dead 2.
- 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.
- Made of Iron: During Extra Life 2019, a game of Werewolves had Alfredo die twice and be punished for it. He ended up rolling "chopped by Xavier Woods". Twice. And took it like a man. Not only that, he had been given two options as his punishment: getting hit with paintballs or getting chopped by Xavier, choosing the latter.
- 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. His first appearance on the RT Podcast had him twerking.
- 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.) This goes the same for TTT, where his skills with the sniper rifle are easily the best of the group and on one occasion when a "lightning round" got called, he proceeded to drop everyone else in mere minutes, including turning around and shooting Gavin in the head at point blank range without missing a beat.
- 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.
- The Rival:
- In their Deceit videos, Jeremy and Alfredo are always accusing each other of lying and attacking each other regardless of whether or not they're one of Infected.
- To Michael in Minecraft for melee combat. YDYD 4 opened with the two of them killing each other.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: He can get very panicked when playing horror games.
- 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.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Outside of being scared of VR games, he also has acrophobia.
- Wild Card: In games that center around lying, such as One Night Ultimate Werewolf or Push The Button, Alfredo will often claim that he's the bad guy even when he isn't. He's especially unpredictable during Let's Roll, where he's pulled moves that baffles the others. During the gang's Stoneblock 2 series, he picks a direction to screw around in, from either helping the others or when given a rail gun, shoots whoever he sees.Alfredo: Look, he gave me a gun with a scope. What am I supposed to do, not let it rip?
Extended CastThe following members are also considered part of the Achievement Hunter family, but are on a more recurring basis due to living out of the Austin area.
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 also a main cast member of the main talent group. He also hosted the live action Ready, Set, Show! with Trevor, and hosts his own game show on the main Rooster Teeth network called CHUMP.
After relocating to his home state of Massachusetts during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jeremy announced on May 26, 2021 that he and his wife Kat were making their stay permanent, and he would no longer be a full-time member on Achievement Hunter. However, he says he will still appear in as much content as possible by appearing remotely.
- 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, especially as he's admitted that he was starting to go balding.
- Bash Brothers: Was this with Ryan, forming Team Battle Buddies. If Ryan and Jeremy were playing in the same game, viewers would expect them to try and form a truce with each other to take out everyone else. They even had 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:
- He's fond of lying and tricking the others during games of Gmod or other games that require some degree of deception. This is most noticeable 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 in-game. This eventually becomes his downfall when people start using their universal distrust of Jeremy to turn everyone against him.
- His love of lying to people has even led to him create Chump, Rooster Teeth's version of Would I Lie to You?.
- 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 . Conversely, he was more offended when he discovered that a so-called "biography" website listed his height as unknown.
- Hot-Blooded: He's usually the first and as quick as Michael to get loud and excited during gameplay.
- 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, and host his own game show, CHUMP.
- I'm a Humanitarian: As promotional pictures and the trailer for Hardcore Minigolf imply, he went insane and became a cannibal, requiring a muzzle and shackles. (He later stated on Off Topic episodes that he was actually cosplaying Hannibal Lecter.)
- In-Series Nickname: Is sometimes called "Lil' J".
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He adores his three cats, Booker, Zipper, and Scooter, often mentioning them on Off Topic. In fact, during one live recording of Chump, Booker wanders on screen and gets petted before getting carried off screen. Not the only time one of his cats ended up on screen, they've been doing so on his Twitch streams before then.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: He's fascinated by different genres of porn, has no qualms about looking at porn, and got very excited over receiving a Spyro-themed Gag Penis in the mail. In the now-deleted House Party Let's Watches, he was the most enthusiastic one egging Ryan on to get the protagonist laid. Michael tries to use the topic of boobs to try to interest him in anime. Despite this, he's actually very Happily Married and devoted to his wife, being mortified at the idea that he would even cheat on her in Larry's Extra Life fanfic reading.
- 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.
- The Napoleon: He's the shortest guy in the group and although his fuse is longer than Michael's, he's just as easy to rile up and anger.
- 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 as he played football and gymnastics in high school. He's even shorter than Millie.
- Pokémon Speak: Has a tendency to exclaim his name or the name of his character during times of stress, triumph, elation, playfullness or... just about any time, really.
- 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 a while, 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.
- In their Deceit videos, Jeremy and Alfredo are always accusing each other of lying and attacking each other regardless of whether or not they're one of the Infected. They also accuse each other of lying during Gmod rounds
- Running Gag:
- Using potions, particularly invisibility ones, to screw with people while building.
- Writing puns framed as fake website advertisements in game chat.
- In GTA, his endless fleet of Rimmy Tim-colored vehicles and their awful names.
- If the gang is playing Prop Hunt, expect Jeremy to spend at least one round hidden as an undisguised old man. The success of this maneuver varies.
- 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.
- Those Two Guys: Was originally this with Matt. It was years before Jeremy was brave enough to admit that they weren't the Heterosexual Life-Partners that they used to appear to be.
- 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".
- Unishment: When the crew raised his desk 20 feet in the air He thought it was awesome.
- 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: Until Fiona's hiring, he was the youngest of the on-screen crew, although you could be forgiven for thinking he's a bit older due to his built appearance.
On March 8, 2021, she announced that she would be departing to work for the rebooted G4TV while remaining on board as Agent One. She also continues to appear frequently in Gmod videos.
- Ambiguously Brown: She's half-black and half Italian.
- Audience Surrogate: Occasionally on Off Topic, her admitted unfamiliarity with RT and 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.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: C'mon.
- Badass Adorable: Jeremy has outright stated she's a better sniper than him in TTT, and her status as The Baby of the Bunch, her friendship with Gavin, and her drunken moments berating Gavin and Jack are just adorable.
- Bare Your Midriff: Fiona almost always wears some sort of top that leaves her midriff exposed.
- The Baby of the Bunch: At 24, she's the youngest and newest member of the group, and it's been mentioned that Geoff is at least twice her age. 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. She also legitimately thought Jack was 45 when she first started.
- Black and Nerdy: She's apparently very good at Tetris 99 and Overwatch, enjoys cosplay and anime, and her first Trouble in Terrorist Town skin is Bakugo from My Hero Academia before rotating in other skins and settling on Po. One of her favorite games is Persona 5, and some of her solo livestreams on the AH channel was her playing it as well as Corpse Party. Since her favorite show is SpongeBob SquarePants, she always tries to sneak a reference when she can, even singing of "This Grill is Not a Home" in a YDYD episode.
- Brooklyn Rage: She lived in New York City* before being hired and has often snapped back at Michael for snarking at her. She once threatened to beat Michael up for not knowing characters from Persona 5, and also takes her annoyances 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.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As time has gone on, her personality, especially in TTT, has shifted to a much more Surreal Humor vibe. Take the Dunder Mifflin episode as a whole, especially her "existential crisis" in the mirror.
- Culture Clash: Not a major case, but having spent the first ten years of her life in Europe, some traditionally American concepts can fly over her head. When playing the Jackbox Party Pack game Push the Button, she was immediately labelled the alien when she answered the question "what's the best thing you can get Trick-o-Treating" with "Lollipops", while everyone else answered "full-size candybars", something Michael was especially furious over, especially when it turned out she was humannote .
- Early-Bird Cameo: Before she was officially hired, her first ever appearance was on the Achievement Hunter twitter discussing the Bowsette meme with the gang.
- Expy: She's similar to Mica in that she's black, female, and LGBT, 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.
- Friendly Sniper: She can hold her own in shooters and can chat and joke with someone before shooting them point blank. In one round of Trouble in Terrorist Town, she swiftly eliminated everyone as the traitor while singing.
- 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.
- According to her she currently can speak five different languages.
- The Hyena: She can be heard laughing in the background whenever she handles streams. She's also prone to bursting into hysterical squeaky laughter akin to Gavin's own squeaky laugh to the point of tears, especially if she witnesses his antics.
- In-Series Nickname: The gang often calls her "Fifi".
- Lipstick Lesbian: She's openly gay, and is notably one of the more feminine RT ladies.
- 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.
- Omniglot: She can speak French, English and Italian with French being her self-admitted best.
- Only Sane Woman: On her 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.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Her French will start to slip in whenever she's panicked, harried, or otherwise worked up. She also has trouble pronouncing "Jeremy" without dragging it out.
- 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. She also occasionally demonstrates unfamiliarity with the gang's preferred pop culture subjects on Off Topic, prompting the others to explain it to her.
- Sentimental Drunk: Infamously barged into the room after getting drunk on the Always Open-Off Topic crossover, and though talks like she's upset seems more giddy than anything.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Has this dynamic with Lindsay when starring together in videos, with Fiona as the girly girl.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's black, female, and bisexual (with a preference for women) which makes her stand out among the crew.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gavin, especially during Gmod videos, earning them the team name "Chungə (Chungschwa)", derived from her fondness for the Big Chungus meme, his fondness for the schwa symbol, and their general ditziness towards each other. When they both appeared on Always Open, she mentioned that due to their European backgrounds, they were either going to be enemies or best friends. She also has a folder of bizarre pictures and memes that she specifically sends to Gavin at random times of the day.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The Weeping Angels in TTT terrify her and she'll honestly begin begging for someone to take her out rather than remain stuck with one.
Ky CookeAlso known by her online handle DefinedByKy. A Twitch streamer based in New York, she's a regular guest on their streams and has made occasional guest appearances in other programming before formally announcing on June 3, 2021 that she has joined the gang on a recurring basis.
- Black and Nerdy: Her TTT skin is Inkling Girl and she occasionally drops anime references.
- Genki Girl: She's quite cheerful during her appearances.
- Promoted Fangirl: She was a long time fan and was active in the community before catching their attention. In her first TTT video, she trolled Jeremy by revealing that she already knew how the roles worked after he explained them to her because she had watched their videos.
Ify NwadiweA writer, actor, podcaster, and comedian, he co-hosts F-ing Around with Ify and Fiona and is a regular guest in their videos and streams. He hosts his own film podcast, The Untitled Ify, Drea, & Alonso Project on Maximum Fun, has a supporting part in Dead Little Roosters, and currently writing for Apex Legends.
- Black and Nerdy: Loves anime and video games, and regularly appears on comedy podcasts and hosts his own podcast.
- The Hyena: Tends to break into wheezing laughter whenever he plays TTT with the gang.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Frequently jokes about trying to get laid and getting featured on the website Wikifeet. He also claimed on Chump to have been visited by the FBI because of his cybersex activities. It's a true story that happened when he was 12.
- Trigger Happy: In 'TTT, even if he's innocent, he starts blasting away and shooting anyone he sees. One instance was when he was the Detective, and shot Michael, thinking it was Gavin, and gets killed for it. Another instance was when he was in a corner of the map and didn't notice Jeremy heading his way. The sudden appearance shocked him so much he blasted Jeremy to pieces.
Post TeamThese 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. They also have their own weekly livestream, Post Team Does Stuff.
Steffie HardyThe division's social media community manager -formerly production manager, hired in late 2014. She also cohosts the weekly RT Community and Coffee livestream to discuss the RT community.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She clearly relished the opportunity to shock Gavin and Jack for all its worth. She even got Gavin to yell "WHO DO YOU WORK FOR?!" at his own arm.
- Gavin: Christmas cards are out of the question!
Steffie: You've never given me a Christmas card. [Gavin and Jack scream in agony]
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Played for Laughs. She's a former pastry chef and was challenged by Jeremy and Trevor in "Weird Chocolate Roulette" to deliberately make bizarre flavored chocolates for them to try.
Larry MatovinaAn editor in the division and producer for "Let's Roll", he's also the former lead 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. The 9-person Among Us video opened with him lamenting that he's going to be the first one killed each time.
- Cloudcuckoolander: His appearance on CHUMP shows that his thought process is a little strange, aptly befitting his "Shifty" nickname.
- 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.
- Overly Preprepared Gag: Bought five copies of Coup just to play an all-Dukes prank.
- Sixth Ranger: With Andy's departure, he's the closest thing to a sixth support talent. He occasionally appears in gaming vids, but he appears in live action content fairly often, even co-hosting AHWU #541.
Ashley DillardThe current lead editor of the division.
- The Voice: She's the silhouette who debriefed Ryan and Jeremy in Battle Buddies episodes.
Alec AgabonAn editor in the division and current AHWU and Between the Games cameraman. He also hosts the weekly Role Initiative livestream as the campaign's DM.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Alec gets put through a lot while filming AHWU, namely getting hit with moonballs (one was legitimately by accident - Trevor was aiming for Jeremy), 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 pommel horse during Extra Life, only wincing and made faces afterwards.
- Big Eater: He apparently has no qualms eating any of the bizarre food combinations that Trevor and Jeremy come across. He also did bring his frying pan and a bag of potatoes to the office.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even for Achievement Hunter standards, he's considered odd. During the Off Topic panel at RTX 2019, the gang described him as a freak who eats more sugar than Matt Bragg, edits their videos while halfway sliding out of his chair, dresses like "a beach wizard", and generally "living in another reality". In fact, when Trevor and Jeremy asked him to show them some of his stuff, his first thought was to slam his frying pan onto the table.
- 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. Presumably by taking a Trevor-thrown Moon Ball meant for Jeremy to the back of the head.
- Sweet Tooth: Lindsay has said that whenever they bring cupcakes to the office, Alec is usually one of the first people to grab several of them.
- Much to Jeremy and Trevor's protests, he even sampled Steffie's chocolates that she filled with tabasco sauce and mayonnaise.
Sarah WeemsThe division's production manager and associate producer, hired in March 2018. She co-hosts OT3 with Steffie and Ashley, where they discuss fanfiction and books.
- 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 perfect example was when a drunk Fiona barged into the main room while the guys were trying to film an Astroneer LP, with Sarah bolting in right after her and carting her out twice.Jeremy: Sarah, some would argue you have the worst job at Achievement Hunter.
- Bookworm: On her first CHUMP appearance, she mentioned that she obsessively read books so much in high school that she would get her books taken away from her. She also openly professes to reading fanfic so much that she, Steffie, and Ashley created the show OT3, where they could discuss fanfic.
- 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.
- As part of AH's appreciation for the Post Team, she cohosted AHWU #542 and argued with Gavin over spoons.
- Identical Stranger: She has been occasionally mistaken for Lindsay due to their similar body types and dyed hair. One failed prank story Lindsay told on Off Topic was that they attempted to pose as Sarah in the support room, but quickly realized they didn't know any of her mannerisms and gave up.
- Malaproper: One of the main reasons Michael and Jack in particular, like to make fun of her for was her tendency to accidentally mix up the names of games or add extra letters to titles.
- The Scapegoat: If things go haywire behind the scenes in videos, Michael or Trevor will try to pin it on her. One time this happened to her was in Minecraft #336, being blamed for a Gavin-thrown moonball that hit Lindsay in the face.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She loves ranch dressing. As part of Extra Life 2019, Jarren created a challenge where she had to try different foods covered in ranch dressing while blindfolded.
Jarren MartinezAn editor and occasional cameraman for the division. He also helped Alfredo with the streaming duties and runs the backend of Post Team Does Stuff.
- A Day in the Limelight: Jarren edits the Gmod series, and was roped in to fill a slot on one episode because no else was available.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His first on-camera appearance was in "Let's Test Wipeout X" when he was an intern and had not yet been hired. He was also the only one of the support crew to successfully complete it.
Jacob McDuffeeAn editor in the division.
Aaron PorterAn editor and producer for the division. He previously edited for the Know and Inside Gaming before transferring over in October 2019.
Kaden HildrethA junior editor in the division, hired in 2020.
- Name's the Same: While their name is spelled differently than Kdin's, the pronounciation is the same. They even appeared on a "Stay Zen" episode together.
Former Cast and Crew
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 RT Core in May 2018, where he edits the RT Shorts.
Kent CookAn editor and producer in the division who primarily organized the division's sponsored videos. In January 2021, he announced he was transferring to the Sales department of Rooster Teeth.
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! It was announced on September 12, that Andy was sadly let go due to budget cuts and RT's parent company restructuring.
- 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.
- Odd Friendship: Despite all the insults from Michael, they've been close friends for years and he lived with Michael and Lindsay when he moved to Austin.
- 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.
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.
James Ryan Haywood
Ryan was initially hired part-time by Geoff on June 14, 2011 (via the discovery of a Craiglist ad placed by Geoff and Jack online) as one of the early Behind the Scenes Editing/Support crew, he was responsible for remotely managing, overseeing, editing and running the Game Fails YouTube channel as a part-time job remotely as he lived in Corpus Christi at the time, about three hours away from the RT office.
In late August 2011, Ryan and his wife Laurie moved to Austin, where he was brought into the RT Animation department to focus on animating Red vs Blue Season 10, which was already in production at the time of his full-time hire at RT in early September 2011. Around late 2012/early 2013, Ryan was promoted to the main cast/talent status after guest-starring in AH videos occasionally throughout Spring and Summer 2012, and turning out to be a wildly popular fan favorite. 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.
On October 6, 2020, after multiple substantial allegations of very inappropriate behavior towards fans came forth, he was released from Rooster Teeth and has been Unpersoned from the group.
- 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 not to the same degree as Ray, Ryan proved himself quite capable in games (when he's actually trying, that is). He won the Tower of Pimps a fair number of times, had the second-longest running streak in VS, and even Ray admitted he might be better than him at Halo. Even if he wasn't used to a game, he could adapt with time.
Jeremy: Ryan, how do I throw a spear?Ryan: Same way you throw a trident.
- 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 was tough to beat the "Mad King".
- As of April 2015, he was 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 cast.
- While not particularly outstanding in any single game consistently, it was widely agreed that Ryan had the best manual dexterity of the crew, being very proficient at handling a variety of real-life weapons (see AH Unboxing Stream - Test Range).
- Achilles' Heel: Ryan usually performed 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" was 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 won 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!
- Became increasingly obvious as Minecraft and GTA wore on. Usually kept subtle... usually.
- Ryan abandoned all pretense in Dead by Daylight, where he gleefully went full psycho whenever he played as the killer. For one killer character, he even adopted a Creepy High-Pitched Voice that makes the character even creepier.
- Similarly, the Hobo skin in Gang Beasts led to him becoming this.
- He actively admitted that he preferred playing the Traitor roles in TTT, and during one video where he was Innocent the entire time except the last one (and got found and killed depressingly quickly) he expressed his annoyance several times. He's also pretty trigger-happy as a Detective and armed bystander.
- Badass Baritone: To go along with being a gaming badass. For reference, he had 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, and Jack's voice has a slight drawl while Ryan's voice lacks it.)
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Poor Edgar is probably the most notable example. He also murdered Matt's horse in Galacticraft multiple times — to the point of watching their own videos just to locate and nuke it.
- Bash Brothers: Was this with Jeremy, forming Team Battle Buddies. If Ryan and Jeremy were playing in the same game, viewers would expect them to try and form a truce with each other to take out everyone else. They even had their own spinoff series.
- Becoming the Mask: Though he initially denied it, he later 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 asked Ryan what kind of music his kid listens to, Ryan snarked that his kid was 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 was now (at the time) terrible and largely based around Elmo.
- Whilst it didn't extremely piss him off, Ryan was obvious to show his displeasure whenever a shirt displaying one of his "quotes" was produced and advertised on AHWU.
- Crates with wheels quickly became this to him in the Let's Watch of Uncharted 4.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Supposedly one of the nicer cast members, Ryan could be surprisingly deadly too. However, he lost this image after playing up his Mask of Sanity increasingly over the years.
- Big Eater:
Ryan: That's how I've just chosen to die, at the bottom of a mac and cheese bread bowl!
- In some of the Let's Plays, he became a bit more preoccupied with lunch than playing, sometimes actually eating during the games. His preoccupation with food became more apparent during Off Topic, because it's filmed around lunch time. Upon learning that Panera Bread offered mac and cheese in bread bowls:
- In a clip that was posted to the Achievement Hunter Twitter, he counted off the food he ate that day: three donuts, two kolaches, a burger with fries, and some Honey Nut Cheerios. The list was why he was refusing to eat canned rattlesnake meat.
- His idea of the best day ever according to their 2018 holiday video? Going to an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse. He also noticeably perked up at the mere mention of said restaurant.
- Black Comedy: If the snarking suddenly went morbid during a video, it was usually because of Ryan. It's been noted that Ryan would 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 who got referred to as "the Scotsman" on occasion when differentiating avatars.
- Also wore a kilt in Ten Little Roosters.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All the Achievement Hunters are this to some extent, but Ryan's competence in any given subject fluctuated wildly from "doesn't know how to move properly in a game" to "landing four headshots in a row". Often his competence directly scaled with how confident he was at any given time. This was probably why the other Achievement Hunters avoided making him angry: he was more likely to successfully execute his revenge.
- 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 tended to have his stuff stolen, even when was 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.
- In 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures, if it isn't Geoff getting unlucky, it was usually Ryan. Ryan later used it as an excuse to start going after the other players.
- In The Deputy Knight, Ryan was consistency Innocent or the Detective rather than a Traitor role that he preferred. The first time he got a role other than that, he's the Glitch, and accidentally killed himself by shooting two explosive barrels and launching a third straight at him to kill him. When he finally was a Traitor, he's sussed out pretty quickly and killed, to the point that Michael felt bad doing it.
- 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 ramped up the madness to the point that very few of his challenges didn'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 developed a Running Gag in later Minecraft episodes where he would throw a random item and shout out its name, such as "Flesh!" and "Steak!" This had extended to other games such as shouting "Shovel!" in Call of Duty and "Bip!" in golf games when he hit other players' golf balls.
- 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 made it abundantly clear that Ryan reveled in video game cruelty and dark humor, proving Michael right.
- "YOOOUUUU!!! (insert rest of accusatory declaration)"
- "Cavemen vs. Astronauts" Debate: Ryan often got into these arguments with Gavin, to the point where the other Achievement Hunters would 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 claimed In-Universe to aim to be Chaotic Neutral, but the others thought he did't quite meet the criteria.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Ryan was not above betrayal (or attempted betrayal) if it's expedient, pragmatic, or funny. Best seen in the GTA Heists and Gmod.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He had 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 preferred 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 had been known to attempt Exact Words and other loopholes to achieve victory.
- Commonality Connection: The only one that didn't really make sense is "Team Love & Stuff" with Gavin.
- Companion Cube: His stuffed ferret when playing D&D during Heroes & Halfwits.
- Consummate Liar: Not nearly to the same extent as Jeremy or Lindsay, but whenever he played a "traitor" role in games like Trouble in Terrorist Town or One Night Werewolf, he was capable of amazing feats of deceit, playing on everyone else's paranoia rather than not having any particular tells himself.
- After the "Shopping List" nightmare, he kept a chicken in his house so he could make a cake in an emergency.
- In the same vein, he had a chest full of gubbins buried near Edgar's living area. He used them to encase Edgar's hole in iron blocks.
- Deadpan Snarker: Second only to Ray in sharp quips, and his were 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 decided to "bip" the others costing them both strokes.
- Didn't Think This Through: Ryan attempted 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 lost much of his mojo halfway through Let's Play Minecraft episode 37. The last time he made it near the Tower, it was after Gavin sealed the victory... for Ray.
- He returned 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 released 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.
- Got 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 lead to the Creeper blowing up, destroying Ryan's trap and releasing a spider from the next cage over.
- Challenged Jack to Typing of the Dead in VS episode 53 and gets demolished in one of the show's single most one-sided episode. 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 was 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 put 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 was devising an elaborate Anvil on Head trap. Why? Because he wanted to crush skulls.
- When Ryan put a device he created to vibrate Gavin's desk, we get this little gem:
- Evil Laugh: Let one out at times, mostly when he turned 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 invoked this when he was being particularly dickish and/or psychotic.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Ryan was the craziest of the Hunters during his time, and his voice was the deepest of them all.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: Tended 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.
- For the Evulz: A lot of things that Ryan's prone to were 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 had an unusual attraction to his house. Edgar III (the chicken) is the only one Ryan deliberately trapped; the rest came voluntarily. The theory was that the house was responsible but that didn'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 confused Gavin by saying arable, Gavin said that he was going to give Ryan grief about using real words because everyone else gives Gavin grief about using real words. Ryan immediately started 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 referred 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 revealed 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 allowed Michael to get on the board by scoring the first time... and then Michael won the Tower, having swept the final three rounds of the video.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game:
- The first challenge in "Mad King Ryan II" started with him methodically suiting up in diamond armor and Kerry counting down from thirty. It took Michael exactly three seconds to figure out what's about to go down.
- "Let's Play Minecraft: The Most Dangerous Game" was 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 was 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; he then seemed to trip himself up talking at least Once an Episode and if anything made up more dumb words than Gavin.
- Ineffectual Death Threats: Michael noted that outside of GTA, Ryan usually didn'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 kept a regular collection at his desk and it grew 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.
- Kubrick Stare: When he really played up the psycho, his facial expression became this. When the group did a poster of themselves as their GTA characters, his unmasked portrait was him staring creepily at the camera.
- Laser-Guided Karma:
- Every time he fell to his death (or got pushed off) not too long after knocking the other guys off their sky blocks.
- After killing a zombie that Ray wanted to get, Ryan found a spider and quickly found difficulty in trying to trap it. The spider even managed 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 caused 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: Was this for Let's Play Minecraft: "Zombie Apocalypse", and the Galacticraft episodes.
- Leeroy Jenkins: In Spartan Ops, Ryan ran toward a Promethean Knight while calling this and immediately got bisected.
- Legacy Character: He revealed 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 seemed to be drawn to Ryan and his house. Played with in that the animals are... not a very good judge of character when it came to Ryan...
- The Load:
- He sucked at running with the ball in "Let's Play Madden NFL: Super Bowl Special". He barely got 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 insisted that breaking the sky-blocks was never stated to be against the rules.
- In general if anyone worked around the stated rules, it was Ryan or Ray. Ryan called it "creative thinking" and believes that "a creative answer is much more fun than a plain one", while Michael called 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 got to the point where Geoff told Ryan specifically the only way to kill people in Let's Play Minecraft episode 101 because he knew he was going to find loopholes (such as drowning people in melted ice.)
- Mask of Sanity: Michael referred to him as a "closet whack-job", and insisted that, despite his Nice Guy personality, he's actually completely insane. He was proved 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 worked together frequently on The Know and were regular hosts on The Patch, the two of them ended 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 with Free Play which they co-hosted. 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: Called 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: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 34, since he made its obstacle course.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Played for Laughs (hopefully):
- When Michael was beating Geoff in a fishing game, Ryan claimed the only way to win was to find Michael's boat and kill him.
- He (hopefully) joked about this when he says that this would be a good way for Team AH to win The Gauntlet. Later, when that idea was dashed, he proposed just stealing the trophy.
- Nice Hat: From roughly 2016 until his departure, he took to always wearing a gray baseball cap with the AH logo.
- 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 was trying to trap creatures in glass blocks, like everyone else, so he decided to create such a trap at the very edge of his area, which gave him a lot more space to work with. However, his plan involved hitting the creatures when they show up, so they could chase him into his trap. Predictably, it didn't work nearly as well as he thought, because the creatures either beelined for whoever else hits them, got stuck in the other guys' houses, or swarmed over Ryan in groups.
- No-Sell: Didn't even flinch upon being tased by Fiona. This lead to the stunned onlookers questioning if she even hit him.
- Obviously Evil: In GTA V, where he was almost always wearing a skull mask. Underneath the mask wasn't exactly pretty either, with white, red, and black facepaint.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. Ryan 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 was damn near unstoppable and would often strike out on his own. His demonstration of Halo on The Gauntlet proved this, as he held the hill the longest out of anyone on his team and wiped out at least two teams worth of people in a single life. In one memorable session of Gmod, he was brought back by Michael as a Traitor and promptly unleashed four headshots on the Innocents and won the round.
- Perma-Stubble: It's not that easy to see, but Ryan neither grew his beard out nor stayed 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 had gotten rather wary of being sent on Uriah Gambit missions or otherwise preemptively betrayed in GTA missions, to the point that he refused to leave Michael alone in the Heist planning room, citing that every time this happened, he would die violently. Michael conceded this point, but noted that Ryan tended 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 seemed to skip straight from "pissed off" to "shouting at the top of his lungs" when he was sufficiently provoked.
- Replacement Goldfish: It didn't matter to him which cow was the first Edgar, Edgar was the one in the hole.
- Sanity Slippage: He seemed to have gotten considerably crazier since his second child was born. He blamed 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 got to the point that when Ryan was being particularly crazy or uncooperative, the rest of the Achievement Hunters started to accuse 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 seemed to have embraced his "soulless animal abuser" image. During his second reign in Episode 89 (dubbed Mad King Ryan), he jacked 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 had 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. Geoff, Jack, Michael, Gavin and Ray all had their gaming desks set up in the original 636 office by the Summer of 2012, Ryan never had a desk in it; he was busy animating and editing RvB S10 at the time, so his desk was in the RT general staff area (editing room of the RT Animation studio with props, green screen sets, animators and behind the scenes RT editors), and he recorded AH videos sitting on the couch with a small portable TV tray that had his Gaems case with his Xbox in it. He joined AH full-time around late 2012/early 2013. This made the AH 636 office very cramped. He finally got a proper desk with when AH moved into Stage 5 in April 2014 and 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 initially hired part-time by Geoff in mid-June 2011 as AH's actual behind-the-scenes tech guy, and did a lot of technical work around the office throughout his time. He sometimes took it to Evil Genius levels. He was even given his own tech show, the now-deleted Technical Difficulties, where he got to show off odd gadgets and indulge his For Science! tendencies.
- 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 varied drastically from video to video, but he definitely became 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 grabbed a Ghost, ran over at least seven players in a row, and then allowed his team to seize the hill, which caused Team Internet to fall into last place instead of closing the gap between them and the other teams. It was ultimately meaningless, as Team RTX Community won and therefore everybody else was vulnerable, but it allowed 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 became much more expressive and loud as the years wore on.
- Stupid Evil:
- In GTA, he had a tendency to shoot random NPC's and gain Wanted ratings, even if it was detrimental to his team's effort or for whatever plan they're following. It got to the point where Geoff wouldn't get in a car with him unless he absolutely had to.
- Perhaps his most stupid dick move was in "Heist", where he killed and betrayed 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 called him out on it.
- Super Villain: Claimed 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 played 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: Got 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 insisted on keeping a Minecraft cow as his designated pet. Everyone else... was hesitant to use the word "pet". He called it Edgar because of a perceived lack of Edgars in the world.
- Team Killer: Frequently did this, allegedly by accident in Grand Theft Auto.
- The Quiet One: Well, only at first. Geoff and Ray addressed it in Let's Play Minecraft episode 36. Followed into genius territory. Look above for details. Much less so in later years, as he became pretty damn Ax-Crazy.
- Third-Person Person:
- His "Detective Roger Davis" bit in Dead by Daylight and Trouble in Terrorist Town always referred to himself by name, almost to the point of Pokémon Speak.
- His "Hobo" character in Gang Beasts always called himself "Hobo" or some variation whenever he changed the skin.
- Token Evil Teammate: With the imprisonment of Edgar, his generally morbid jokes, and tendencies to shoot first and talk later in games, he leaned into the shtick until the end of his tenure.
- Tongue-Tied: Ryan was the most likely to use longer and more complicated vocabulary in normal conversation. Ryan was also the most likely to mess up said vocabulary; he did it so often that it became 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 was 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 dropped a Minecraft anvil on peoples' heads in "Ding Dong Dead". His reasoning? "I need to crush someone's 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.
- Pushed 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.
- Punched 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.
- Used bone meal to grow a tree in front of Jack's glass block traps in episode 41.
- In his second reign as king, he made everyone go through insane challenges before revealing that all the gold blocks collected during them meant nothing, and the final challenge was the only one that mattered.
- In minigolf games, his goal was often to knock the other players' ball off-course, often costing them precious strokes. He termed this "bipping" them.
- Tsundere: Not referenced by name (though he would know about it), but he subtly described 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."
- Unperson: Due to his inappropriate behavior scandal, his presence has been gradually hidden away from view after his departure. Achievement Hunter has since declared that they will be gradually scrubbing him completely from their content and refuse to acknowledge him once the extent of his behavior was revealed. Additionally, on the October 14, 2020 livestream addressing the controversy, Jack and Michael went out of their way not to refer to him by name when talking about him directly.
- Upper-Class Twit: Exaggerated for laughs. Ryan continually got 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 started screwing up a lot more, so his frustration showed up a lot more frequently. You could 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 didn't carry out his threats unless it was in GTA. He specifically brought up the Shenanigans episode where he had sworn terror raining loose but over the year, he never carried 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. Because of his theater background and versatility with his voice, he had shown up in other Rooster Teeth productions. He had six notable voices: the bombastic "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 went full Ax-Crazy.
- Weaksauce Weakness: As we learned in Skate 3, pretty much his only weakness throughout gaming was... having to obey the laws of gravity.
- We Used to Be Friends: Basically the entirety of his former group of coworkers has denounced him since his controversy. They have since made it very clear that they want nothing to do with him and do not want him returning to the public eye in any way.
- Worthy Opponent: Ray openly admitted that when it came to Halo, Ryan may very well be better than him.
- "You!" Exclamation: A running gag used 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...
OthersThese people are either not official Hunters but frequent with them, are part of Achievement Hunter but are not either a cast member or related to a Hunter. We also cover some cast members' alter egos here.
Chef Mike HaraczFandom VIP and former head chef of McDonald's. Has since appeared in content.
- Fandom VIP: He's a professional chef and is a big fan of Achievement Hunter and RT content, regularly hanging out in the livechats during streams.
- Identical Stranger: It's not lost on anyone that he looks like a taller and older version of Jeremy. One AH Animated clip simply made Jeremy's model taller to represent Chef Mike.
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.
Andrew Panton/Raymond SomerA longtime friend of Geoff and Caleb, he is occasionally mentioned by the others and sometimes helps out during gameplay. He has since made his presence known on the audio-only F**kface podcast with Geoff and Gavin.
- The Ace: Geoff and Burnie have mentioned that he's very good at playing games and according to an old Reddit comment by Caleb, he's probably even better than Ray. Heck, he successfully completed the Crota raid solo.
- Book Dumb: On one episode, he admits he has no idea where Hawaii is located, and believed that if he just kept flying northward, he'd eventually land back in Texas.
- Canada, Eh?: He lives in Canada and at the end of "King's Fall Raid Part 1", the guys are at the airport waiting for him.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He apparently rivals Lindsay and Gavin for bizarre thinking and getting himself into comically weird situations, as the F**kface podcast indicates during his conversations with Geoff and Gavin. How much of his conversations is true or if he's just lying varies on the listener.
- The Ghost: He's never seen on screen (in person; he's appeared a lot in Gmod via being Geoff's spray), but he's often mentioned by the group and often assists Matt in designing and testing his custom maps, Things to Do, or other curated maps. The only time he's ever been seen on-screen is when the gang flew him in from Canada to replace Jeremy in the King's Fall raid.
- Overly Pre-Prepared Gag: If any of his conversations on F**kface are any indication, his modus operandi is to go to absurd lengths for a joke or a few seconds of payoff, that even Geoff and Gavin are impressed.
- When a snowstorm in Austin prevented an episode of the podcast from releasing on time, he filled in the content gap by revealing this name to actually be Raymond Somer, which he's kept secret for at least twelve years.
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. Jeremy has since mentioned on Twitter that Rimmy Tim is non-binary, from Australia, and an ex-KGB agent.
- Thememobile: Rimmy owns an enormous (58 as of 2020), ever-expanding fleet of vehicles that would make Batman envious, all with the same eye-searing purple, yellow and orange "Rimjob" color scheme, as well as their own distinct (and often punny) name, which Jeremy has actually admitted to having an entire Google Doc spreadsheet list for him to keep track of them all. He's even made a "Garage Tour" video listing each one.
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."
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Became extremely popular with audiences in late 2017, resulting in a wide array of appearances.
- Hell Is That Noise: His voice. As Jeremy puts it, it sounds like he's constantly vomiting. Michael claims that the trick to doing the voice is understanding that "life is pain for Garboman."
- 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.
- Stylistic Suck: He's intentionally crappily designed and the Garbo mug is just as intentionally crappy.
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.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Every time Gerki loses it's because he's forced to drink himself unconscious. It says something that he has a number of cards that allow him to avoid drinking.
- Casanova Wannabe: Despite his Anything That Moves mindset, he's never succeeded at bedding anyone, as he passes out and loses each time. When Gerki finally wins one in the two-part Let's Roll at the start of January 2021, it's commented on that Gerki is actually probably a virgin and doesn't know what to do with the three passed out players now that he has 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.
- Put on a Bus: For the fourth Red Dragon Inn edition of Let's Roll, Gerki is absent. Michael said this was because of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Gerki is incapable of social distancing.
- 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.
Old MenMichael and Jeremy in old men masks. Stemming from an AHWU episode, these two old men appear at random to lament their lives and wander around with their walkers.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Most of what they're saying is incoherent sentences with no real logic behind them.
- Grumpy Old Man: They love complaining about everything.
- Scratchy-Voiced Senior: They speak with low raspy voices as the years have clearly worn on them.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: They do whatever they want, including screwing with RT Core.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: They really want to die but according to Jeremy in a Reddit post, they've been cursed with immortality.
Detective Roger DavisA Private Detective character invented by Ryan during the gang's Dead By Daylight matches that carried over in their Trouble in Terrorist Town matches. The character has been briefly mentioned in other videos before making a full in-character appearance on Good Morning From Hell.
- Ambiguously Human: Clayton refers to him as a demon, and he doesn't correct him. However, he doesn't seem to display any demonic characteristics, has the ability to safely travel between Heaven, Hell, and Earth, and worked cases for Heaven and prefers to stay on Earth. He even calls himself "trans-dimensional."
- Badass Baritone: The detective speaks with a firm and grizzled tone that occasionally dips in Guttural Growler, indicating his no-nonsense nature when speaking to Clayton.
- Occult Detective: He calls himself a "trans-dimensional detective", who works part-time in Hell investigating crimes, but tends to stay on Earth and has worked several cases for Heaven as well.
- Third-Person Person: During gameplay videos, the detective tends to refer to himself by name.
- Undercover Cop Reveal: During one Dead by Daylight match, a female character Ryan was playing was revealed to be the detective in disguise.