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The creator and arguable main character of the "50 ways series." Also known as Jay.
  • Author Avatar: jayRiott is the player name for the creator of the series.
  • Berserk Button: Overlapping with Green-Eyed Monster, he gets outright furious at the sight of other people with Silver Play Buttons, something he has never received. Slo-Jo learned this the hard way.
  • Die Laughing: Suffers a terrifyingly realistic one in Forgotten Fables. When he wishes to be funny, he slowly makes a hilarious (in his own way) sentence....that slowly devolves into manic laughter. One can even hear poor Jake trying to gasp for air as the screen gets greyer and the laughter becomes more desperate. Jake Eyes scrapped this death for being way more dark than he expected.
  • Dreadful Musician: Exaggerated; hearing his voice on the mic is enough to kill an entire karaoke bar's worth of an audience.
  • Only Sane Man: He's usually the voice of reason whenever he shows up, though this isn't always the case.

The brother of Jake and the series' prime prankster.
  • Karma Houdini: He gets away with a lot of his pranks, especially in the earlier episodes, however...
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: ...there have been a couple of times his pranking cost him a death, either when he was caught in the destruction of his own prank or someone caught onto it and turned it around on him.
  • Palette Swap: He has the same skin as his brother, except he has a black dice-head and blue limbs, whereas Jay has a white dice and orange limbs.
  • Signature Laugh: He lets out a mischievous "Heheheh...." whenever someone falls for one of his tricks.
  • Shout-Out: At one point in part 14, he makes fun of Nagase. This gets him shot down by every Ace Combat player.
  • Troll: He is most commonly known for pranking others in various deadly ways.

    Redstone Ned
A brilliant but very snotty redstone engineer.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has the most deaths out of any character.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tries bringing up the correct definition of insanity to Vaas Montenegro, despite the fact it's not the right situation to bring it up. Take a guess what Vaas does in retaliation.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: He acts like this whenever he's with Stu. Most of the time, his outbursts result in him dying by his own hubris.
  • Grammar Nazi: True to his nature as an Insufferable Genius, Ned will always correct someone on either a spelling mistake, an improper definition of a word, or even just a single letter written wrong. No one is safe from his criticism, not even a title of a death. Unsurprisingly, he will always be killed for it.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Whenever he exclaims "There are no X in Minecraft", he is immediately corrected by said object, sometimes of an exaggeratedly large size, killing him.
  • Insufferable Genius: His defining personality trait. He's a stick-up know-it-all who's knowledged in building redstone contraptions. He's constantly acting like he knows everything, which usually ends up getting him killed.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: While it's not that pronounced, he does have a bit of a nasal inflection.
  • Too Clever by Half: It's hard to convince Ned he's in the wrong. Once after wishing a genie to grant him immortality, he realizes that this will likely result in a And I Must Scream scenario, and demands the genie remove his immortality immediately. The Genie tries to tell him that he should probably leave the lava pool he's sitting in, but Ned doesn't listen and continues demanding the wish to be removed. No points for guessing how this one ends.
  • Won't Get Fooled Again: When Snaik kills him by removing the water from the TNT Cannon, Ned bites back, setting up a trap for Snaik when he tries pulling it again. He even throws Snaik's Signature Laugh back at him.

An idiotic noob.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Stu, despite his stupidity, was somehow able to get a full inventory of Totems of Undying, play Minecraft on a calculator (despite mistaking it for a Game Boy Color), and equip a full set of diamond armor enchanted with Thorns 86 and Protection 93. It's also implied he has Lyme Disease, yet somehow is still alive, even taking in the ticks that gave him the disease as pets.
  • Foil: He is this to Ned, the Insufferable Genius. Whenever they're together, they make the Smart Jerk and Nice Moron duo.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Stu may be dumb as cobblestone, but he's very friendly and cares a lot about his friends.
  • Simpleton Voice: He has this, making him sound like Patrick Star.
  • Super Gullible: Oh, most definitely. His most notable feat involving this trope is trading his entire inventory packed with Totems of Undying for a single cookie.
  • Taking You with Me: Accidentally does this to a vampire, who bites him just before he talks about his pet ticks. Cue an 'Oh, Crap!' face from the vampire, who dies of lyme disease instantly.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: Whenever Snake or Ned try to trick him into killing himself, he fails at the task so horribly that it doesn't work or it results in one of the other two trying to demonstrate and getting killed themselves.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He is the living embodiment of this trope. He's constantly getting himself killed by his own stupidity, so much so that he currently holds the highest number of deaths in the series.

A normal man who's quite a tech fan. Often accidentally sends missiles to his house.

A pastiche on nearly every generic Testosterone Poisoning first-person shooter protagonist in some of his proper debuts, but he seems to have settled down as Brandon's possible housemate.

    Feed Me
A resident server troll.
  • Amusingly Awful Aim: One of his deaths features him trying to shoot someone with a crossbow as a 'prank'. He misses the shot despite being only a few blocks away, giving them time to shoot so hard he gets knocked off the mountain cliff.
  • Hate Sink: You are not meant to like this guy in any circumstance. He bullies villagers, litters in the ocean, and is an overall dick to everyone around him.
  • Troll: A Ruder and Cruder one, though his tricks just pale in comparison to SnaikTheJaik.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Victim to this alot. He punches a villager only to get flipped into the sky by an Iron Golem. Subverted when he's instead faced with a Snow Golem, who he relentlessly mocks while beating up a villager... then Double-Subverted when the Snow Golem pulls a gun on FeedMe.
    • He's also thrown a snowball at someone… who then makes a snowball rivaling the Spirit Bomb in size, and tosses it at FeedMe, squashing him flat.

The guy who always wears an elytra.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: "Looking up with an Elytra" has him get distracted by an airplane while flying around, resulting in him looking up and losing speed, falling to his death in the process.
  • Butt-Monkey: His entire theme is his using his elytra. This never goes well for him.
  • Epic Fail: After a long string of deaths about him misusing his elyta and suffering fatal consequences for it, "Doing Absolutely Anything with an Elytra" has him bake cookies with his elyta on. He spontaneously dies from this.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His entire idea is that he always misuses the elytra, and is the only character depicted using it. His name? ThatGuyWithTheElytra.

The lead for most Nether-related deaths, a hooded guy who has an affinity for The Nether.
  • The Beastmaster: Shows shades of this, owning a Strider named Hiryu and a dragon named Netherwrath.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When he places down a torch in Part 1's death 48, it's conveniently over a bridge of gravel. And gravel falls apart when faced with heat sources.
    • Victim to this nearly all the time, even. For example, death 8 in Part X has him forget to leave the Nether before tp'ing home, instead tp'ing right above a lava pit.

A first time player, whose attempts at surviving any of his first times in Minecraft end in getting swarmed.

An adventurous man. One of the only people who at least attempts playing the game like it's singleplayer.
  • Bluff Worked Too Well: His Pillager disguise in Part 15 is absolutely flawless; that an Iron Golem mistakes him for a real Pillager and kills him.
  • The Chew Toy: Most of his deaths are caused by the natural world or just the bizarre mechanics of Minecraft. This happens so frequently that he has the 2nd highest death count of 61, just a few behind Stu.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Gains one in Part 14, a black woman wearing green clothing named CinnTheSinn.
  • Failed a Spot Check: He didn't account a sniper getting the jump on him during death 16 in Part 6. He also didn't account trying to put out his campfire with what he thought was water, but was actually somehow 100 litres of bottled aircraft fuel.
  • Too Dumb to Live: While most of his deaths aren't his own fault, one death in Part 6 is probably the most literal and extreme example of this trope: He literally forgot how to exist and disappeared.

A wizard and an expert in enchanting.
  • Beyond the Impossible: The level of enchantments he puts on items almost never go below 100. It's impossible to get a enchantment level higher than 3-5, depending on the enchantment, without hacking or using commands.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: He was much more bloodthirsty in his debut than he is now, and his enchantments actually averted Gone Horribly Right below, like a bow with Power 224 which craters when it lands a hit, and a sword enchanted with Knockback 63 that sent an unlucky fellow to space.
  • Forced Transformation: A lot of his enchanted items cause him to turn into a block or an item. Wearing an Aqua Affinity 255 Helmet turned him into a fish and was fed to a cat, a chestplate with Thorns 255 turned him into a cactus, and a set Blast Protection 145 armor turned him into a block of obsidian.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The enchanted items he creates are so impossibly high-leveled that they work too well and end up killing him. This was once subverted during part 6 when he used a Efficiency 255 Pickaxe with no ill side-effects or unforeseen consequences (which he lampshades), before being killed by a jealous try-hard for mining faster than him.
    • Averted in Part 7 death 26, where he mows a man down with a bow enchanted with Efficiency 255 without any consequences.

    Gingerbread Man 
A Gingerbread Man. Always brags about how fast he is, but always gets caught and killed.

A young girl who cares for a pack of wolves. Sister to Lil' Timmy.
  • The Beastmaster: Has a pack of wolves at her beck and call, something that Jerkwad found out too late.
  • Driven to Suicide: A cut death in Forgotten Fables has her jump into a pool of lava after hearing the story of the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In the first few videos, she appeared as a normal sized player, as tall as any of the other characters, before being shortened down in later videos.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Deaths 33 and 34 in Part 12 has her kill her parents.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Downplayed. While there are plenty of other female characters in the series, she's the one with the most lines and is considered to be a part of the main cast.
  • Vague Age: It's unclear if she really is a little girl or is just using an avatar of one, considering one of her usernames is PawsterMom and the fact that she appeared as a normal sized player in the earlier videos.

    Lil' Timmy 
A young boy. Brother to BlondWolfGirl/PawsterMom.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: Invoked. Timmy says "diaper biscuits" on a Christian Minecraft server, referencing the "Swearing on a Christian Minecraft server" meme, before being drowned by thousands of comments that requested the death.
  • Non-Indicative Name: A few of his appearances have him appear as a normal sized player.
  • Vague Age: Just like his sister, since he has appeared normal-sized and the little we hear of his voice is more fitting of a teenager, it's never correctly stated if Timmy is really a little boy or just using an avatar of one.

    Norman 298 
An ordinary man minding his own business.
  • Absurd Phobia: Implied to have one of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • The Chew Toy: When he's trying to do something ordinary, you can expect something to happen that will eventually kill him. He's currently in 4th place of the people who've died the most at 47, 4 away from Ned, but 12 times behind Brandon.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: Parodied. Norman apparently believes the earth is round, in contrast to the real-world "earth is flat" conspiracy.
  • Flame War: Poor guy accidentally instigates one a few times, and then is unwillingly dragged into the literal crossfire.
  • Only Sane Man: Probably the only one left save for Jake Eyes.

    Mark Luther/bizboy89/Beeswaximillion 
A businessman who manages the TNT Warehouse.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tried putting an eviction on a Nether Fortress. It didn't go so well.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Not to Stu's extent, but he can be dense at times; such as the above-noted attempt at trying to foreclose a Nether Fortress, and he also tried polling a Wither.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He does make bad decisions, but seems to be blinded by corporate opportunities. He also doesn't know his warehouse always finds ways to blow up.

A rich, overconfident, greedy jerk.
  • Greed: Jerkwad's defining feature. Despite his obvious wealth, he is always looking to get more. This flaw of his is the cause of many of his deaths in the series, with one of his earliest deaths literally being titled "Greed".
    • He'll sometimes steal diamonds from other players to get richer, even from children like BlondWolfGirl. This didn't turn out well for him, as her army of wolves jumped and killed him after she hit him.
    • Another notable example is when he tried to trick the Tooth Fairy into giving him free money with a fake tooth (for the second time apparently), resulting in the fairy filling his house with lava as he slept.
  • Jerkass: I mean... what would you expect with a name like "Jerkwad"?
  • Money Fetish: Jerkwad loves his treasures, so much so that he lives in a giant room made entirely of gold, emerald, and diamond blocks. Sometimes he has a hard time letting his riches go, like when he jumped into the void chasing after a falling diamond.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Having your home made out of nothing but precious jewels might attract thieves, as Jerkwad found out.
  • Too Clever by Half: The man is very overconfident. At one point, Redstone Ned tries to stop him from falling onto a bed from a extreme height, telling him that beds don't negate fall damage as well as reminding him that Jerkwad tried this before, but Jerkwad doesn't listen and follows through with it. Jerkwad manages to click on the bed and sleep in it before landing, stopping his velocity and saving him, before dying anyways moments after, much to Ned's confusion.

A witch known for making potions that often backfire whenever she drinks them.

    End Guy 
Has no currently revealed name yet, but he is recurring so screw it. As his moniker says, he's a man whose deaths mostly relate to The End and his various attempts at beating the Ender Dragon.

A tusked pig in a soldier suit who defends his local village from raiders.
  • Badass Normal: THE ONLY true badass in 50 Ways not utilizing enchantment or some sense of supernaturalism so far. He's only had a record of 2 deaths, and is one of the few to have the honor of purposely killing someone in self-defense. He even tells a billboarding Guardian building to stop staring at him; and it somehow does.
  • More Dakka: Carries around a maxigun should anyone challenge him to a fight, as Heavy found out.
  • Pig Man: an anthropomorphic pig.
  • Sinister Swine: Downplayed and inverted. While he is crass and arrogant, he's not entirely a bad guy, just a bit on the Jerkass level. And one of his first major appearances is him fighting against a Pillager raid, meaning he has some senses of heroism.

    Laughing Person 
A Blue Guy known for laughing so hard he dies. Also has a job as an insurance worker.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may seem like an odd sight to see in an insurance company, but he is good enough at his job to understand that insuring a TNT warehouse is a very laughable idea.
  • Die Laughing: His defining trait.

     Farmer Brown 
A farmer tending to his animals.
  • Funetik Aksent: His accent apparently bleeds into his typing, as when he tries executing a command to get rid of a creeper, he accidentally commits a Total Party Kill instead.
  • Running Gagged: One of his main gags is that he'd die relating to his overabundance of chickens. This gets capped in Part 5 death 47, where the shockwave from Breadstick's Sweeping Edge 255 swipe kills him and all his chickens.
  • The Friendly Texan: The little we hear of his voice has a bit of a Texan accent to it, and he's not the meanest character in the series by a long shot. He does kill Stu for messing around with his farm, through.

An up and coming Youtuber.
  • Ambiguously Related: To Stu. While they haven't interacted yet, both share similar traits to each other; both having an S in the start of their name, are very dumb, and both have the same derpy face expression and blonde hair.
  • Killed Offscreen: His fate in Part 12 death 32, with his camera having to cut to a Technical Difficulties screen to mask… whatever the very pissed off Jake Eyes did to him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Opens a crate of starved Siberian tigers with full knowledge of it in his first appearance.

A fisherman down on his luck, desperate to do anything to raise it.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Somehow hooks a clownfish laced with nitroglycerin. And just before that, thanks to his Lure 173 Fishing Rod, he hooks a very fuckin' big shark in a pond, witch isn't a place sharks dwell at at all. It continues in Part 7 death 38, where he hooks up a diamond block, this time using Luck Of The Sea 255.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Much like Breadstick and Sabrina before him, the Fisherman's enchantments to his fishing rod work way too well in his favor.