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JonTron Era (July 18, 2012 - June 25, 2013)

    Suzy the Goose 
Jon and Arin's pet goose.


    Fuckin' Larry


Appearing in their Jeopardy series, Fuckin' Larry proved to be a worthy foe for the Grumps, showing them up multiple times. Unfortunately, his difficulty in spelling 'South America' almost led to his downfall.

  • Ditzy Genius: He knows a lot of trivia and can remember it near-instantly, but if he doesn't know the answer he will still buzz in anyway and just spout gibberish.
    • Apparently he does know the answer (note how the gibberish in the quote has letters from South America,) but since he apparently wasn't programmed to give actual wrong answers, most of the letters are just replaced with random characters.
  • Odd Name Out: The players in Jeopardy are Nixon, Dixon, and... Larry.
  • The One Guy: Nixon and Dixon are girls, by the way.
  • The Bus Came Back: Mentioned on-the-spot in Part 5 of Super Mario Bros., and apparently will go to a senior prom with Arin the next day.

    Gloop the Fish

"I dunno, I feel like they're just using me for my farts..."

Gloop the Fish, appearing in Banjo-Kazooie, is a depressed teenager whose farts can get you high. His friends exploit this, and are only his friends because of this, always trying to get him to come to parties just so he can fart for them. His cousin is Beesenbatz.

  • Ascended Extra: Plays a very insignificant part in the actual game, but the grumps give him a time to shine.
  • The Eeyore: Constantly depressed, but only his Twitter followers seem to genuinely empathize with him.
  • Fantastic Drug: His farts.


"At least I'm not Pangea...."

Moundo, a mini boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, is not a rock. He is a grouchy mound who can't deny that he has a weight problem yet can't work out... since he's not human. If he were to be chiseled, it would hurt. The other rocks make fun of him because his mother was bad at naming.

  • Expy: His personality was based off of Biggoldick, a character Arin made up at some point.
  • Sweet Tooth: Apparently likes a kind of rock-filled ice cream (called Rocky Road, of course). He justifies it by claiming to have 'reverse diabetes' (or 'Rockabites').

    Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is... Well, you should know who he is. But Jon and Arin discuss a very different DK to the one you may be familiar with.

  • Too Dumb to Fool: According to the Grumps, DK is too stupid to be affected by hypnosis.

Bill is Arin's psychiatrist, briefly showing up in Sonic 06.


    The Drakkhen Cast

"I'm still fucking pissed with other Bill, he's wearing my outfit!"

The main protagonists in the Grump's playthrough of Drakken. Brian-Frank-Steve-Willard-Johnathan-Mike The IV-Mike The III-Michael Jordan-Scott, Bill, Langley, and Big Bill (Bigger Bill) are on a journey to find a 7-11 and beat up random monsters.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Bill.
  • Badass Boast: Defeated is the monster! I've done my part, I've saved the kindgom!
  • Hidden Depths: Brian likes to twinkletoe while the others are not watching, though the others are aware of it and it weirds them out.
  • I Have Many Names: Brian, mostly because Arin and Jon can never remember what his name was beforehand.
  • Kiss of Death: Apparently one of Big Bill's attacks. After smooching a monster, it started to twitch around the room aimlessly.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Their quest to find the 7-11 in the middle of nowhere, fighting ECH'ing monsters Made of Explodium.
  • No Name Given: Inverted and subverted: The game gives them the names of Arthur, Hecate, Merlin, and Hermes. But, they were playing on a Japanese cart, so their names were written in katakana. Which lead to the new names.
  • Running Gag:
    • Brian's numerous names.
    • The Grumps can't ever tell if Bill is a woman or an old man.

A mainstay of all their Mario Party games and always set to 'hard.' Later shows up much more frequently as Dan's character of choice in several side-scrolling Mario games. Usually accompanied by another computer player set to 'easy' to balance things out and make fun of how stupid their other opponent acts.

  • The Ace: Constantly a thorn in the side of the other three players.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: As the mayor.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Seemingly knows what to do a little too often.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Super Mario Bros. 2 features Luigi as their player character.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Super Mario 3D world after Danny decides to use Toad due to Luigi's terrible traction and medium speed causing problems for him.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: For Princess Peach in Super Mario 3, who only cares about Mario and treats Luigi with comical apathy.
    • It notably happens in Starbomb's Luigi Ballad song when Peach has to choose between him and Mario. She eventually choses Toad for some reason.
    • Subverted in Super Mario World where in spite of a relatively dispassionate "Oh, it's you", she gives Luigi a kiss and they leave the castle with Yoshi and the eggs seemingly having left Mario behind at the castle's entrance. She's also apparently got her hand on his ass/fondling his dick in the THE END picture.
      "I know you're the one that really saved me. Pat pat."
  • Hyper Competent Side Kick: If neither Grumps read the instructions and are not paired with DK/Birdo.
    • Is also this to Mario. He beat Wart and took out Bowser twice in the Grumps playthroughs.
  • Mistaken for Gay: By his parents, until he brings home Daisy.
  • Nice Guy: Of the frustrating sort according to Jon and Arin.
  • No Respect Guy: Guy saves the day in Super Mario World and doesn't even get MENTIONED for his help in the ending blurb.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: "A fine day for mayoring, if I do say so myself. Ohh- death approaches!" (slams door shut)
  • Talk About the Weather: Princess Peach only talks to Luigi in either small talk or questions about Mario. She even does talk about the weather at one point.


"Just a heads up, the coffee's poisooooned!"

A recurring boss through the Grumps' playthroughs of Castlevania games, Death is a businessman with a windy cape even though he's inside a castle. He likes to keep skeletons on his boss arena to show off his work.

    Tyrone the Black Magician 

A hypothetical stereotypical black magician, appearing in Part 3 of their Shatterhand gameplay.

  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Says this after revealing the secret of his tricks to the audience.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: An audience member always shouts out the question for how he does his tricks, which he answers calmly, then regrets it afterward. Almost all of his tricks incorporate trap doors, even when it wouldn't make sense.

"Hey... there's something wrong with your Miis." - Jon

"I've discovered the formula!" - strgg

The collection of Miis that were found in Arin's second-hand Nintendo Wii that were showcased in "Funny Mii Thing" and occasionally reappear whenever the Grumps play Wii games that use Miis as characters. They are; t, ffzho, yty, tr7rfy6ftf, ffm, ftt, srty, strgg, e4io, d677, sr677, fd, cfgh, and ft776yhu.

  • Aerith and Bob: E4io (pronounced "ee-for-ee-o") almost sounds like a real name according to Arin. Jon thinks it sounds like "euphoria".
  • Arc Number: 677 appears twice which makes Jon suspect there is some kind of conspiracy going on.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: T and cfgh.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Strgg, In-Universe Jon said it might be his favorite Mii. In their Pokemon Emerald playthrough, they name their Nincada after strgg.
  • Expy: Rt776yhu looks like Steve Urkle according to Arin.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Arin and Jon assume the Miis' names are all abbreviations. Srty stands for "sorry really, thank you" and cfgh stands for "crappy farts, go home".
  • Gonk: Most of the Miis look pretty standard but some like ffzho, tr7rfy6ftf, and cfgh are quite ugly.
  • In-Series Nickname: D677 is called "Granny d677" by Arin and cfgh is called "The Ant Lord" by Jon.
  • Nerd Glasses: Strgg and rt776yhu.

    Fuck, I's Pokémon Team 

Soon? the Torchic

  • Power-Up Letdown: Doesn't evolve and gain its boosted stats or secondary Fighting type.
  • Static Character: Never evolves because Jon loves how cute Torchic is and keeps denying its evolutions for being less cute.

Bakuhaku♀♀ the Poochyena

GeorgLopez the Lombre

  • Meaningful Name: A portmanteau and corruption of Gyorg, the Gargantuan Masked Fish from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and George Lopez, on account of the fact its face vaguely resembles the comedian's and the Pokemon is already based off a Spanish mariachi motif.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When it evolves from Lotad to Lombre. He apparently becomes a talk show host (a reference to Lopez Tonight). More specifically, a host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Or as Jon puts it, he evolves into Racism.

CHINA the Slakoth

nooooooooo the Zigzagoon

  • Comm On: The reason behind its name.
  • The Unfavorite: Not really meant to be caught and promptly dumped into the PC.

Compmsgcii the Shroomish

STRGG the Nincada

  • Meaningful Name: Named after a Mii from the "Funny Mii Thing" video showcasing all the funny/bizarre-looking Miis in the secondhand Miiverse profile on a Wii Arin bought from GameStop.

Lotad (unnicknamed)


  • Treecko, the unpreferred starter Pokemon the Grumps don't want to pick as opposed to Torchic and Mudkip, and whose sprite has its arms defensively outstretched, like he knows he's going to be rejected and is saying, "Hear me out, guys."..."This is why you should choose me."..."Just wait."
  • Jon's Malicious Misnaming of wild Whismur, calling one a "Pumbloom" (which enrages Ego), and then another "Gamsmash", which he says evolves into "Dangledore" (an intentional skewing of "Dumbledore").

Danny Era (June 25, 2013 - Present)

    Glittery Jim 
A nickname given to a shiny soldier in Jackal giving In-Universe a weapon upgrade.

"I'm very proud of you for discovering Australia... now go somewhere else."

A stereotypical overbearing Jewish mother of seemingly Arin, Ross, Dan, and Barry, who wants to make sure her children live up to their potential during part 3 of the Civilization V playthrough. Would very much like to see a Notre Dame built in Tokyo.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Even if he is actively trying to destroy their nation, she has to admit she finds Augustus Caesar to be a very attractive young man who has wonderful hair.
  • Jewish Mother: With a very thick accent
  • So Proud of You: For all of her nagging, she still insists that the important thing is that her son tried to build the notre dame, even if Augustus kills him before he finishes it.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Is constantly comparing them to other neighbor kids who "built a stone henge in Canada!"
    • Also makes another appearance Super Castlevania IV Part 8 to badger Arin over how much damage he's taking, and how "his cousin" would've found more hidden-chicken, finished the boss faster, and probably would've dodged his fire attacks better.

    Augustus Caesar 
"You're settling very close to my lands. I can see your drab clothing..."

The Emperor of Rome, and a general dick to Arin, Danny and Ross in the Civilization V playthrough.

    The Unmet Player 
The enigmatic fourth party whose leader is never revealed in the Civilization V playthrough, because Ross's Rage Quit spelled an early end to the playthrough before the leader was encountered. That is, until Barry provides a surprising twist.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Mochi and Mimi are apparently working together in tandem as The Unmet Player.
  • The Juggernaut: Even more skilled and threatening than Caesear or Gajah Mada the Pious of Indonesia.

    Sad Hoshi 
"Are these 16 year olds? Hoshi's looking much better!"

An example of a sad Asian man, apparently one of the most depressing sights you can see. He starts out a completely lovable and sympathetic character with all his misery being out of his control, but is eventually revealed to be a pedophile.

  • Gender-Blender Name: "Hoshi" is actually a girl's name.
  • Guilt Complex: Feels guilty about his company losing billions of dollars and getting his co-workers fired, but it turns out it was completely out of his control. His co-workers blame him, to compound the sadness.
  • Happily Married: His wife tries very hard to console him, as well as tolerate his magazine addiction.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: He doesn't even get to enjoy the ice cream, since his wife ate the last of it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As the joke progresses, Danny lampshades how he started out as a completely unbreakably sympathetic character until his pedophile tendencies are revealed. When he makes a return in Kendo Rage, this has more or less become his defining feature.

    Mike Aruba 
A grey alien from the game Out of This World who helps out the main protagonist, Lester. Canonically, his name is Buddy, but because of the noise he makes when you first met him, the Grumps have grown quite attached to him.

    Mr. Wilson
"My name is Mr.Wilson and I'm here to say, I'm gonna smack your ass in a major way. What are you doing in my basement? Get outta here. (Beat) GET OUTTA HERE!"

Dennis the Menace's Grumpy Old Neighbor. He scares the Grumps in the Dennis the Menace Game when he randomly comes on screen and carries off the eponymous character. He has a tendency to reappear often, such as in Kirby's Epic Yarn Part 12, Super Mario Sunshine Finale, Castlevania X Part 3 (as Jesus) and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (as Orca).

  • Animal Hoarding: Has a significant amount of purple cats in his house.
  • Berserk Button: Dennis the Menace in his Basement. GET OUTTA HERE!
  • Boastful Rap: He's gonna smack your ass in a major way.
  • Call-Back: The Grumps love to bring him back in several episodes, especially with his catchphrase of "GET OUTTA HERE!"
  • Catchphrase: GET OUTTA HERE!
  • Cool Old Guy: Depending how you define cool. He did fight in Korea, and can rap.
  • Dirty Old Man: He's implied to have sexually molested Dennis in the past, and it may be ongoing.
  • Fingore: Lost three off his right hand in Korea.
  • Gratuitous Rap: And it's hysterical.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Exaggerated. Mr. Wilson was already ill-tempered in the source material, but the Grumps make it so much so that he screams at people to "GET OUTTA HERE!", and even Dennis' mother is scared of him.
  • Haunted House: In addition to his Cats, inanimate objects like teacups, record players, stoves, and buttballs want Dennis dead.
  • Jerkass: Both towards Dennis the Menace, and towards his brother as Orca in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
  • Kick the Dog: After lying to Dennis' mother that Dennis fell down the stairs (see Cut Himself Shaving above), Mr. Wilson tells Dennis' mom to put Dennis in ballet class, seemingly just because Dennis would hate it.
    "You should probably put him in... BALLET! That would embarrass- I MEAN, make him better at balancing!"
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: His intention to show Dennis "how to play Butt Ball".
  • Memetic Molester: Invoked. Plans to play "Butt Ball" with Dennis. Rule 1 is to never tell his parents. Rule 2 is to NEVER TELL HIS PARENTS!
  • No Indoor Voice: Except when rapping, oddly enough. Played straight in his ASMR recordings.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: While everything else in the game is stylized to some extent, Mr. Wilson is just a pixellated Walter Matthau head attached to a bathrobe.
  • Piss Take Rap: He's an old, grumpy man from a 50's TV show. Not the type you'd expect to hear a rap from.
  • Recurring Character: Of all the made-up characters on the show, Mr. Wilson has reappeared the most often in one form or another.
  • Running Gag: "GET OUTTA HERE" in Mr. Wilson's voice has been used many times in many episodes, usually when one of the Grumps or a character in a game says "Get out of here/there" in another context.
  • Time Travel: His future self sent him one of the greatest sports of the future, Buttball.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Shows up out of nowhere, and Dan and Arin decide to give him a rap song.

    Racist Bassist and Bummer Drummer 
A pair of bandmates Arin and Danny made up, Racist Bassist started as a character Danny and Arin came up with off-screen, who was mentioned in their Super Tennis Vs. video. Bummer Drummer was added during that same video. Both are Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

Racist Bassist

"Man, I love ice cream. Do you know who else likes ice cream? Fucking dirty Mexicans."

Makes racial slurs while slapping riffs on his bass guitar.

  • Aggressive Categorism: Thinks women can't play tennis because they don't have strong wrists.
  • Greedy Jew: Thinks this about his accountant.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: In a weird case, he hates possibly every major group (Blacks, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, and Caucasian, along with women and gays).
  • The Klan: He's a part of it.
  • Leitmotif/Sting: His specialty is being racist and playing the bass at the same time. Therefore, all his hate-speech is usually followed by some low end notes. Danny realizes near the end that he has to include a bass-line in every racist remark, or else it counts that time.
    "I sure hope the Racist Bassist episode of Super Tennis has come out by the time this one does, otherwise won't we be in an awkward pickle..."
    -Danny in Episode 17 of Super Mario Sunshine after something about China having too many Chinese people.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Averted. Danny loves this one.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's a member of the KKK, and as well as being racist, he's also homophobic and sexist.
    • Hypocrite: He's also apparently self-loathing, as Danny uses him to make a joke about Arin being 'just another honky cracker.'
  • This Song Goes Out to TV Tropes: Tries to call out to Houston, only to encourage them to hate gay people.
  • Yellow Fever: Subverted.
    Racist Bassist: "You know, I really love that Chinese food, but... who wants to fuck 'em?" *bass riff*
  • You Are a Credit to Your Race: Enjoys Chinese food, but hates the Chinese.
  • You Know What They Say About X...: Thinks black people are prone to making double faults in tennis.

Bummer Drummer

"Are you guys having fun at this concert? Or did your girlfriend who you hate drag you here?"

A bandmate of Racist Bassist's, Bummer Drummer is chronically depressed and keeps saying things that bring the mood down.

  • All Drummers Are Animals: Completely averted, to the point that Danny wonders if he's so depressed that all he can hit is a hi-hat.
  • Angst: Seemingly lives in an eternal state of it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Both his wife and his son have died.
  • The Eeyore: Has a tendency to bring up how sad he is.
  • Leitmotif/Sting: Like the Racist Bassist, his lines are usually followed by a drum-solo (usually a hi-hat ride).
  • Heavy Sleeper: Far too depressed to wake up in the morning.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: His lines don't go anywhere or add anything, and primarily serve to depress.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In the space of his short time on the show, his wife has left him, his dog ran away, his child is dead, and he has cancer.

The computer player in Wheel of Fortune Junior. He wins in the first episode.

"I know all knowledge. I have all of the knowledge. I have detailed files!"

  • The Ace: While he sometimes has bad luck with his spins, when he attempts to solve the word, he's never wrong. And he has an annoying tendency to solve the word just before Danny or Arin can do so.
  • The Ahnold: Apparently, this is his voice.

    Dinkles (Dink Elles) 
On Steam Train, an incredibly nerdy bully who apparently picked on Arin as a kid.

  • The Ace: Gets good grades, is incredibly popular, and really good at sports. Nobody picks on him.
  • Barbaric Bully: Opposite in terms of intelligence, but he's 8 feet tall.

Introduced in Kid Icarus Episode 3, Han is a Japanese man who gets so excited about something that he literally bursts into a music video.

    Batman/Bruce Wayne 
The original caped crusader. But like the other non-original characters, very different from his canon personality.

A many-chinned Mii that Ross created for Fortune Street. Arin thinks he looks familiar, but he can't really explain why. Arin "realizes" it's of him in the last episode, based on the fandom's joke of his many chins

  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a pink shirt, and even gets first dibs on it over Arin, who also wanted to wear a pink shirt.
  • Recognition Failure: Everybody claims he looks familiar, but nobody can place who it reminds them of. Until Arin mentions it's a deformed version of him. Everybody immediately sees it.
  • Simpleton Voice: With a light dash of a Cockney Accent.

    The Spinnakers 
After Dan and Arin decide the word "Spinnaker" sounds like a racist term, it becomes the go-to race to insult on show when there is a joke about racism. Because it is a completely made up race, the Stereotypes about them are made up on the spot, and get progressively stranger and stranger.

    World Famous Pugilist Tommy Ray Handley 
A 'famous' pugilist from the twenties, whom Danny makes reference to during Super Mario Sunshine, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Wind Waker HD, and Super Metroid.

  • When I Was Your Age...: He's Danny's go-to parody of senile a old man trying to remember random things from his youth.

    Vanna White 
The Lovely Assistant from Wheel of Fortune. But when Danny and Arin play Wheel of Fortune on Playstation, she is instead the Game Show Host, and apparently, a Jerkass one at that.

    Buttlet and The King of Red Lions (a.k.a. Boat) 

The protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, named by Arin. His thoughts are narrated by the Grumps.

  • Audience Surrogate: Arin notes that Buttlet tends to have sassy facial expressions while he himself is being sassy.
  • Big Brother Instinct: One of the few traits he shares with his canon counterpart.
  • Death Glare: When walking near an enemy, or simply a town resident he doesn't like.
  • Fan Disservice: When crawling through a shaft out of prison, the audience gets a close up of his Grundle.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Buttlet is a name Arin chose. Past Links from other games have been Spiarmf and Groomp.
  • Heroic Mime: Except when the Grumps voice him. In the actual game he is this.
  • Infectious Enthusiasm: When using the Wind Waker, he'll get really into the performance.
  • Just a Kid: He tends to get this treatment from King of Red Lions, even after he has completed the Tower of the Gods and rescued Aryll. When Tetra is revealed to be Zelda, King of Red Lions forgets Buttlet is even there, then asks Buttlet if he wants gumdrops.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Has sexual desire for pretty much every female in the Legend of Zelda universe except for his grandma.
  • Parental Incest: Is attracted to his own mom. At least Arin is, anyway. To Buttlet's mom.
  • Jerkass: Especially to the King of Red Lions.
    • He insults Medli's "gross duck beak", hurting her feelings but when they're alone, he insists on getting a blowjob.
  • Sassy Black Woman: When conducting his Wind Waker.
  • Something We Forgot: His own sister in Ganon's clutches. He very determinedly adventures to rescue her, but forgets all about her in the excitement.
  • Standard Hero Reward: Rescuing any female will lead him to want to have sex with them.
  • Teeny Weenie: "It's okay, just put your hand on my TINY dick!" He is a child after all.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He flirts and wants to have sex with every female character in the Zelda Universe, including his own mom and sister.
    • In fact, he himself curses his age and that he's not old enough to have sex, yet has all the adult desire and knowledge of it.
  • Unfortunate Names: Though an extremely adorable one.

The King of Red Lions/ King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule/Boat

The talking Boat in The Wind Waker. The Grump's interpretation of him is very unique.

  • Animate Inanimate Object
  • Authority in Name Only: "Buttlet, don't go! You're the only one who believes I'm the king of anything!"
  • Bad Liar: When asked where the other Red Lions are, that he's king of, he says that they are all at a Baseball game at the moment.
  • Butt-Monkey: At one point, the Grumps threaten to leave him behind in exchange for another boat that doesn't talk.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Danny disregards the fact that the King of Red Lions is really the king of Hyrule, preferring to believe him as just a boat.
  • Cool Boat: In fact when his human form is revealed, Buttlet (Link) is angry that he's no longer a boat.
  • Dirty Old Man: Especially in the ending, when he keeps making Double Entendre , but made jokes like this before.
    King of Red Lions: (when taking Buttlet and Medli to the Earth Temple) "Oh boy! Now there's two children in me!"
  • Everyone Went to School Together: He was apparently college roommates with Valoo and Jabun, complaining that Jabun was "always like this- even with Christine, you were always like this!"
  • Insistent Terminology: His name is 'Boat', according to Dan. Not anything else, just 'Boat.'
    Arin: I'm just gonna go back to my friend the Red King, or whatever the fuck his name is, I don't give shit.
    Danny: What, Boat?
    Arin: OH, YOU MEAN BOAT! Don't try to humor him by making him think he's a person.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Being a boat, he has nothing to contribute in a fight.
  • No Respect Guy: "I am the King of Red Lions!" "BYE BOAT!"
  • Single Specimen Species: The Grumps point out that, for being a King of Red Lions, you never see any other red lions anywhere. They conclude the entire shtick is simply to impress people despite being a boat.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: The Grumps joke that he doesn't actually understand what Valoo or Jabun are saying, he just wants to sound impressive.
  • The Reveal: His real, non-boat form.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's constantly bragging how he's the king, but being an inanimate boat, he has no real power.

    Bill (yes, again) 
A friend of Harry's from Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, who calls him (or just leaves a message) at the worst of times, usually to ramble about applesauce.

  • Innocently Insensitive: "Hey, didn't you say your wife was dead? I've always liked your wife." By the way, this comes completely out of the left field.
  • Mood Whiplash: His main purpose.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Invoked by Danny when the game gets too scary for him.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Because he's intangible, he can no longer eat applesauce, which is why he instead looks for "demon applesauce".
  • Skewed Priorities: He's also trapped in Silent Hill, and while he seems to understand the situation better than Harry does, all he cares about is the fact that the vending machine's run out of applesauce.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Applesauce.

    Mill F. and Tumpynutsメ 
The two Vacationers in the Game Grumps Christmas special Go Vacation playthrough, played by Arin and Danny, respectively. Mill F. is a hot mom while Tumpynutsメ is a short, racist Grandpa. Hilarity Ensues.

    The Walking Robot 
A robot encountered in Super Metroid who walks and...well that's about it. But damned if he isn't enthusiastic about it!

A contestant Arin & Danny face off against in "Jeopardy."

    Punch Out!! Characters 
Little Mac

The player character of Punch-Out!!, a boxer from New York who works to become the greatest fighter around. The Grumps' interpretation of him is a little... different.

  • Absurdly Youthful Father: According to the Grumps, he's said to have had (and abandoned) a kid. Since the kid is able to talk (or at least write sentences), the youngest Mac could've had them is around thirteen years old given the fact that he's seventeen.
  • The All-American Boy: His winning animations seem to give off this vibe to the Grumps.
  • Blood Knight: Opens episode 2 cheerily while in the midst of punching Disco Kid.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: See above.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: All the blows to the head have had an... interesting effect on him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Plows through his opponents effortlessly in his NES incarnation.
    • Also applies to Mac himself when Mike Tyson returns the favor. Multiple times.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Well he is a boxer...
  • Heroic Second Wind: Ends up giving him the win against Great Tiger.
    • Later, leads to his victory over Mr. Sandman.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: The Grumps theorize that all the blows to the head have had this effect on him.
    This is for you, King Ghidorah!
  • Parental Abandonment: The Grumps say that the "Daddy, please come home!" statement was directed towards him.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Has one towards Doc after getting thrashed by Mr. Sandman.
    Yeah Doc, why don't you stop calling the shots when I can't stand 'em?!
  • Simpleton Voice: Whenever he gets a particularly savage beating.

Doc Louis

Former boxing champion turned coach, the Grumps characterize him as being generally unconcerned with Mac's safety, despite not actually believing much in him.

  • Author Avatar: Arin identifies with him and voices many of his opinions through him.
  • Dirty Coward: Expects Mac to live up to his boasts, no matter how badly he's beaten.


The various politically incorrect boxers Danny faces as Little Mac.

    Miltons and Maury 
Milton asks Milton about his Milton manufacturing business. Milton kindly explains.

    The Flying Hamburger a.k.a. 'Burgie' 
A flying hamburger that has shown up in several episodes, and, well...what else is there to say, really? He's eventually christened Burgie by Arin.

  • Ambiguous Gender: It is a hamburger after all. How are you supposed to tell?
    • It's revealed in the "I 🍔 Burgie" commercial that Burgie is male.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: He's a hamburger with eyes and a mouth.
  • Berserk Button: Hotdogs, as to him they're taking all the jobs and are ruining the country.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Briefly gains a pair during Secret of the Magic Crystals (they quickly fall off, though).
  • Catchphrase: BEEFY!
  • Darker and Edgier: Appears in Super Mario 64 as a zombie burger, which Arin immediately calls "Zurgie."
    • Demon Burgie in the All Hail Burgie commercial.
  • Demonic Possession: By the evil artifcat Ross brought over after saying Beefy he comes Demon Burgie.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against Hotdogs.
  • Flying Face: ...On a hamburger.
  • In-Series Nickname: In Heart of Darkness episode 14, Arin calls it "Burgie".
  • Kick the Dog: Arin gets mad at Burgie for interrupting him during his Sanity Slippage during Heart of Darkness, making Burgie sad.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's almost never seen with any other expression. Except for a frown in its debut and a sad face when an enraged Arin declared "Fuck the burger!" during Heart of Darkness.
    • Burgie sports a frown with a scowl as Demon Burgie in the All Hail Burgie commercial.
  • Secret Identity: Suzy theorizes that Burgie is Barry in disguise, since their names are similar.
    • Many fans have also started to theorize this as Barry voices Burgie in the "I 🍔 Burgie" Commercial but makes no appearance in person.
  • Sizeshifter: When it shows up in Fire Red, it has inexplicably doubled in size since its last appearance. When it shows up again in Heart of Darkness, it takes up the entire screen.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In the "I 🍔 Burgie" commercial.
  • Theme Naming: They eventually named the burger Burgie, a while after they named the happy-faced subscribe button 'Scribey.'
  • The Other Marty: Subverted as Barry was probably already chosen to be the voice of Burgie but in the behind the scenes footage he apparently couldn't make the Sketch film date and thus Burgie was controlled and voiced by Ninja Brian (as his not ninja self) during the live shoot as a stand in with Barry voicing Burgie in the commercial proper.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Its vacant, unblinking gaze can only make one wonder what horrors this hamburger has seen.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Emo Teen Dan in the "I 🍔 Burgie" commercial.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He's cute, adorable and small (sometimes) so you imagine his voice would be high pitched. Nope it's deep and gravely.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The burger looks... noticeably different in the first episode of the Super C playthrough.

    Gulorful, Makoto and Akira 

Gulorful is the protagonist of Go! Go! Nippon!, named by Ross. He's visiting Japan and living with Makoto and Akira, two sisters and native Japanese who have taken him in.

  • Weapon of Choice: Golorful and knives.
  • Yandere: His urges to pounce on the girls are something Gulorful suppresses. Arin and Ross joke about how he's trying to avoid murdering the girls. As the episodes go on, it comes increasingly more apparent.
    Let me take you back to the house and make you feel accepted...with my knife...I'm sorry, with my life

Makoto and Akira

Two sisters who are hosting Golorful during his stay in Japan.

  • Bifauxnen: Akira.
  • Easily Forgiven: Makoto quickly forgives Golorful for walking in on her naked. Arin and Ross joke that it's because she's lusting after Golorful and wants to hook up with him.
  • Engrish: Makoto and Akira, moreso with the latter.
  • Otaku: Akira.
  • Toilet Humor: Apparently, Akira has a bad habit of making stealth farts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Akira and Makoto, respectively.

    I never's Pokémon team 

I never

The Pokémon Trainer of the Pokémon FireRed playthrough. She doesn't really get enough time in the limelight as most of it has been mooched by your regularly scheduled grumps.

Sch the Charizard

I never's first Pokémon.

  • Decoy Protagonist: While Sch didn't die, he has taken backstage to the other mons like Buntd, and TurntSNACO. After he evolved, he regained his protagonist status somewhat, until being retired due to forgetting Flamethrower.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Took a Level in Badass: Upon becoming a Charizard, he gained a significant stat boost. However, Arin accidentally forgot Flamethrower when learning Wing Attack.
  • Put on a Bus: In Pokemon Mansion to make way for SPLAART to come back.

Buntd, the Beedrill

First caught as a Weedle in Viridian Forest.

  • Creator's Pet: In-Universe example, Arin stated that Beedrills are his favorite Pokémon. He's almost always first out in battles, even with a type disadvantage.
  • Lethal Joke Character: See below in addition two his two main attacking being Twinneedle and Pin Missile.
  • The Scapegoat: Becomes the Buntd, of many jokes because competitively, Beedrill is one of the worst choices. Yet he's one of Arin's favorite Pokémon, and after a bit of annoyance, including some jackass rudely calling him out on the Last Unicorn tour for using it so much, Arin decides to taunt the viewers by keeping it in his party non-stop and making it his go-to Pokemon.
    • As of Gen VI, a Beedrill that can Mega Evolve, however, turns into a ferocious Glass Cannon, but since this is a Gen III game, this is before Mega Evolution was introduced, and Buntd, can't do so (unless Arin were to do a multi-game Pokemon transfer across Gen III to IV to V to VI.) When he first learned of its Mega Evolution Announcement, Arin reacted with glee.
  • Took a Level in Badass: With the newest playthrough Buntd, has suddenly become a beast. So much that he's almost outgunning the level 50 Articuno for screentime. In fact, he tore through many trainers at Sabrina's gym, and two of the leader's own Pokemon, with little effort.

SPLAART!!! the Pikachu

A Pikachu that I never caught in Viridian Forest.

  • Badass Adorable: Of course, she's a Pikachu.
  • Can't Catch Up: Arin's weakest Pokémon. Aside from maybe Knurt.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Danny jokingly discusses what a Pokémon War might be like, with SPLAART!!! saying this word-for-word.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Arin hasn't bothered trying to let her evolve yet.
  • Put on a Bus: After falling behind in level, SPLAART was exchanged for IM SORRY.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Not as bad as Fuck King, as Danny notes it's a female Pikachu just before Arin catches her, but after that she gets called a boy a few times.
  • Shock and Awe: It's a Pikachu, what did you expect?
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Seems to get more focus, and love, than Sch. Not that all players treat their starter as their hero.
  • The Bus Came Back: Arin used the Pokémon Mansion to attempt to level up SPLAART. It... didn't work so well, but SPLAART remained on the team.

Knurttt the Rattata

I never's first capture.

TurntSNACO the Graveler

Captured as a Geodude in Mt. Moon.

  • Body Horror: Due to the ambiguity of his backsprite, Danny interprets a raised arm as growing out of Turnt's forehead.
  • Inherently Funny Words: His name.
  • The Big Guy: One of I never's most physically powerful mons.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Magnitude is one of his most-used moves, and is eventually upgraded to Earthquake.
  • Power Up Letdown: Arin considers trying to hook up his Gameboy Advance to perform a trade evolution to get Golem and fully evolve TurntSNACO, but never gets around to the effort of doing so.

Fuck King the Vileplume

A Gloom that I never caught to better prepare her team for the Cerulean Gym.

Buttnuttz! the Dugtrio

A Dugtrio that I never caught in Diglett's cave.

  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Disc-One Nuke: When captured, he was ten levels higher then the rest of I never's team, making him their most powerful Pokémon. Arin, however, was under the impression he'd disobey orders if the correct Gym badge wasn't collected (this only affects traded Pokémon), so he didn't use him very much. He was later surpassed by the other Pokémon and then put into the PC.
  • Put on a Bus

Boogston the Mankey

Captured in Rock Tunnel.

IM SORRY the Goldeen

One of many, many Pokemon caught in the Safari Zone.

DRATINI the Goldeen

MR. MART the Golduck

Captured as a Psyduck in the Seafoam Islands.

  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Although he knows Surf, Arin consistently chooses to use Confusion in battle, even when Surf would be more effective. Arin seems to believe Golduck is part-Psychic, but even if that were true Surf would still be the more powerful move - meaning that MR. MART is usually being held back in battles.
  • Making a Splash: The current Surf user.
  • Sixth Ranger: Hasn't been around as long as the rest, and hasn't quite endeared himself to fans the same way Arin's earlier captures did.
  • Took A Level In Bad Ass: When it evolved. Mr. Mart had little trouble catching up to its teammates in level.

BLUPL the Articuno

  • Big Brother Instinct: Danny refers to BLUPL as the stronger Big Brother of their Pokémon.
  • Call-Back: Was originally meant to be named "BLURPL," per Danny's suggestion, but Arin forgot the R. In the Super Metroid series, Danny mentioned that if he could name a color, he'd call it Blurpl.
  • Olympus Mons
  • Disc-One Nuke: Not quite 'disc one' anymore, but the capture of BLUPL provided a significant advantage at a time when Arin only had five badges.
  • Energy Weapon: Spamming Ice Beam results in this, possibly in reference to the Pokémon anime where Ice Beam is depicted this way.


  • Take That!: Dan adores the fact there's a Pokemon that's a pony and verbally forces Arin to catch it when he doesn't want to. Now you can understand why Arin gave it the name he did.

LOMSTER the Moltres

  • Olympus Mons
  • Significant Anagram: "Lomster" is just the letters in "Moltres" rearranged.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: I never's second Fire-Flying Pokemon, replacing their starter, who was also Fire-Flying. Mainly because Arin deleted his best move, Flamethrower, which Moltres already knows, and it was an easier solution than the hassle of getting the Flamethrower TM or seeking out the Move Relearner.

GREG the Zapdos

  • Aerith and Bob: After the oddly named BLUPL and LOMSTER, we get GREG.
  • Meaningful Rename: Danny and Arin originally made plans to name GREG "JINKWAD", but Danny admitted they'd almost certainly forget by the time they got to Zapdos, even when they could review their old videos and learn what it was meant to be called. Sure enough, they did. But when one realizes that it is an accidental Brick Joke (see below), the name becomes even more fitting than "JINKWAD".
  • Mythology Gag: Shares the name of the protagonist from "God of War: Legend of Greg" first brought up in the Sonic '06 playthrough. Because who exactly this "Greg" fellow was never elaborated on, GREG the Zapdos could very well be the protagonist!
  • Olympus Mons

    Wander, Dormin, Agro, and the Colossi 
The cast of Shadow of the Colossus. The Grumps' interpretation for them is... somewhat unique.
  • Girly Run: Wander's tendency to do this has not gone unnoticed.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Agro can be said to be smarter than his master, Wander.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Wander takes a lot of physical abuse in his quest, from falling long distances, to almost drowning, to getting a face-full of Malus magic, to finally getting possessed by Dormin... all to revive the girl he loves.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Danny's tendency to call for Agro instead of jumping results in him being portrayed as one.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Who'd have thought that the same idiot who calls for his horse instead of jumping would succeed in releasing (and getting possessed by) Satan?
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Dormin's body is scattered as fragments in each of the Colossi (which do not hesitate to strike Wander).
  • Simpleton Voice: All of the Colossi have one.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: One of Agro's many skills.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Wander is FAR more idiotic here, performing such blunders as calling for Agro when attempting to jump. To some extent, the Colossi too (they weren't exactly intelligent beings already, but all of them are given a slow-minded personality with a simpleton voice).

    Spore Creature 

The Spore Creature: Spikemunch, Monovision, legs fo days, arms fo mins, George fo days, Nick Trickle, Dickus Erectus Boneritis, Clyde n' Slide, Gentle Genus, Ridin fo DAYZ (DIRTY), Sexy Pizza Ass

The Steam Train conductors' phallic Spore creature that went through various names through its evolution.

  • Badass Biker: Ridin fo DAYZ (DIRTY) could be considered this if you use the term loosely.
  • Gag Penis: The Nick Trickle form in particular is gigantic, with a huge "neck", but stubby limbs attached to the "thighs"
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not a dick. It's a monster created in the Spore Creature Creator engine.
  • Non-Indicative Name: A few of its forms were this way. For example, "legs fo days" had no legs, and was just a simple cock-and-balls with a mouth the moment it walked on land. Next evolution they added legs but no arms and named it "arms fo mins".
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Often ended up being the case, with the creature attacking whatever it sees. Attempts to make it sociable have thus far backfired. Gentle Genus was meant to avert this, but that too didn't result in any befriending.

The Game Grumps end slate/subscribe button, added to the end of the videos since Part 8 of the Sparkster playthrough.

  • Missing Mom: Arin reveals in a one-sided conversation that his parents are dead, but can be revived if the audience subscribes.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: The Grumps occasionally talk to him, but he never says anything back. They speak for him.

The avatar Arin and Danny made for Disney Princess.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: At the end of episode 3, it's concluded with her repeatedly firing magic at Cinderella, who comments, "I'm...sure she'll grow out of it."
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: With bright blue eyes, no less.

A helpful alien creature from Heart of Darkness.

    Derek Stiles and Angie Thompson 
Dr. Derek Stiles and nurse Angie are the lead characters of the Trauma Center playthrough. Because of their focus, they've been given quite a few changes to their characters.

  • Action Girl: When Angie reveals she conveniently studied Akido, the Grumps go ahead and make her also be a heavyweight MMA champion, a Nth degree ninja, and a prize-winning rifleman.
    Danny!Angie: I'll suplex this door!
  • Abusive Parents: Derek's mom beat Derek in this version.
  • Alternate Universe: The failed missions and Game Overs are treated as this by Arin.
  • Black Comedy: To the shock of the Grumps. Angie eavesdrops on the conversation between a woman who attempted suicide, and her parents.
    Angie: "...I didn't hear anything worth dying over, though."
  • Catchphrase: Derek's Angie!
  • Characterization Marches On: Angie's characterization was closer to her in-game status as Derek's Only Sane Man. Later episodes have her acting as a Woman Child, with Derek being the Only Sane Man.
  • Comically Inept Healing: Derek usually can't succeed in surgery without killing the patient five or so times in a row. Highlights include using the defibrillator on his own feet instead of the patient's heart, and sneezing into a patient's open eyeball and mouth.
  • Faux Symbolism: In-universe. When she's told that GUILT is attacking Derek's heart, Angie misses the point and declares that it's symbolic of his love for her. And that, if they cut him open and saw the Kyriaki, they'd have her face.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Weirdly, because Arin and Danny are working together and would often fail at coordinating, or from the difficult missions later on, the Game Over screens stating that Derek should never have been operating become very accurate. Arin and Danny are not cut out for surgery.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Angie keeps her anger and seriousness from the actual game when she confronts her Disappeared Dad.
  • Office Romance: Their feelings for each other flip-flop, but they usually default to Belligerent Sexual Tension. Derek might flirt with other women though.
  • Ship Tease: Both in-game and by the Grumps.
  • Surfer Dude: Derek often speaks like one.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Derek tells Angie that surgeons aren't equipped to heal psychological wounds, especially Angie. Angie seems to not even notice.

    Doctor Robert Hoffman 
The grouchy, elderly doctor from Trauma Center Second Opinion. With the usual Grump twist.

  • Ambiguously Gay: After he observes a patient seems "stable", he wants to ask him out.
  • Backseat Driver: During surgery, he constantly criticizes Derek (and the Grumps) on their performance while standing over him. He also drops food into the patient's wound by accident.
  • Big Eater: Especially during surgery. In particular, cranberries.
  • Breakout Character: Is one of the Grumps's most popular interpretations of an in-game character. A compilation of his moments even lasts to nearly 50 minutes. Danny also notes that if the time between episode releases were seasonal gaps, Hoffman's return would surely invoke Studio Audience cheers.
  • The Cameo: When Danny sees that a lake in Deadly Premonition is named "Lake Cranberry," he briefly brings back Hoffman.
  • Characterization Marches On: The first few times he appeared Arin gave him a deeper old man voice and he was more of a jerk with some weird streaks rather than being outright senile. Then Dan did his signature old man voice and created the insane senile old man we all know.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Routinely goes on tangents about the good ol' days, cranberries, and talks to stuff animals and trees. He may be the strangest, wackiest, least lucid character ever to be seen on the show.
  • Companion Cube: Talks to stuffed cats and dogs, and it's implied he has an "old friend" who is a tree.
  • Deal with the Devil: "The devil! He's here?! I still owe him a soul!"
  • Flanderization: In his first appearance(s), he was slightly kooky and explained that he had Alzheimer's, so it was completely understandable. Later on, however...
    Dr. Hoffman: "Your nose-grabbing days are over Stiles! I'm smelling the sweet smell of justice! And I'm doing that with the NOSE that I've Got!"
  • Grumpy Old Man: Makes fun of Derek and tries to convince him not to join Caduceus.
  • Healing Hands: He has "The Healing Touch", which the game can't seem to decide whether or not is a secret the player shouldn't know. He can't actually use it anymore, because of his hook hands.
  • Hook Hand: Both hands, as of Episode 31. They are tangled up behind his back, which is apparently why the player never sees them.
  • Malaproper: Constantly mispronouncing words, such as license (as lick-ence) and menace (as men-a-ché).
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents were brutally murdered in front of him. Although he was actually thinking of Batman instead of himself.
    Dr. Hoffman: "It was right outside Gotham theatre! I always had an aversion to bats."
  • Percussive Maintenance: If you fail at surgery, he'll attempt to save the patient's life. By punching them in the face repeatedly.
  • Potty Failure: "Pooped'em. Pooped my pants."
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: Falls asleep constantly.
  • The Stoner: He frequently called people out for Bogarting roaches in college.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: "I can't send you to Caduceus! Then you'd eat all the cranberries." "Do you have any cranberries? I love cranberries. You have a letter! It's "C". For Cranberry!"
  • Unwanted Assistance:
    Dr. Hoffman: "How can I help? I'm here too!"
    Dr. Kasal: "Continue eating your pudding."
    Dr. Hoffman: "Okay! I'm good at that!"

    Miles Upshur 
The protagonist of Outlast. With three people (Arin, Barry and Suzy) deciding his personality, he's taking his Survival Horror game quite well.

  • Ambiguously Gay: He kisses almost any patient he runs into, but it's (usually) not for romantic or sexual purposes. He does seem interested in Trager's butt, though.
  • Unfazed Everyman: At most, he's very blase about being trapped inside an asylum, and spends a lot of time making friends with the patients. He's only troubled when enemies are attacking.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He's furious with Trager, until he notices his well-shaped butt.


Arin and Danny's puppy protagonist in 'The Dog Island', a white Pomeranian.

  • Determinator: After being told the weather is too hazardous to go to Dog Island, what does PRINCEF TAAANKS do? Jumps off a boat in the middle of a giant storm!
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Her family look exactly like her, only with accessories to tell them apart.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Well, duh.
  • Real Person Cameo: Slightly named after Danny's dog, Princess Tinkles, and they share the same breed.
  • The Speechless: "A woman of few words," as described by Danny.

    risky biznu 

A computer-controlled opponent in Monopoly. He's set to easy, yet remarkably he does much better than his set-to-hard counterpart Rad Tad, and becomes Arin's strongest opponent.

  • Artificial Stupidity: Subverted, although Arin and Dan assume he'll act stupidly due to his AI settings, he fares really well overall.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Frequently mentioned, and said just as a noun, through the course of the game. Originally his name was going to be Risky Business, then Risky Bizniz, then Risky Bisnuts and (after they found out how many letters were allowed in a name), Risky Biznu.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being set on easy difficulty, and being characterized as an idiot by Arin and Dan, he still makes reasonable business decisions, doesn't fall for Dan trying to trick him with terrible trade offers, does much better than Rad Tad (who does the worst despite being set on the hardest difficulty), and comes in second place overall. Although he does pester Arin with terrible trade offers, repeating the same rejected trade offer multiple times.

    rad tad 

The second computer-controlled opponent in Monopoly. He's set to hard, and was meant to be a challenging opponent, but he ended up doing worse than anyone else.

    Ama Farrssapitch 
Ross's avatar in "Amazing World". Ross and Arin used her to troll what seems to be a little girl, into thinking that Ama is actually an alien.

    Knuckles the Echidna 
Arin and Dany's main character in their Sonic Boom playthrough. Originally considered to be their worst player character, they learned of a glitch that made him very fun to use.

  • The Ace: He's the one doing everything this time around.
  • Body Horror: His gross echidna penis.
  • Butt-Monkey: A big source of jokes were at the expense of his intelligence and perceived uselessness. Subverted once the Grumps learned of his glitch and exploited it. Now he's The Ace.
  • Compensating for Something: According to Arin and Danny, he made himself muscular to make up for his bizarre penis.
  • Darkhorse Victory: There was a large door that Sonic asked Tails and Amy to handle, while Knuckles was supposed to stay out. Knuckles instead flies over the door and bypasses the puzzle entirely, much to the shock of Sonic and co.
  • Gonk: Possibly to the Grumps, who like to point out how weird his body is, or how sausage-y his fingers are.
  • Good Bad Bugs: His ability to jump really high and stay up, it's essentially like flying. Arin absolutely loves using him because of this.
  • Story-Breaker Power: His jump glitch, which actually allows them to skip through planned events and puzzles.


Arin's character from Wrestlemania X8. Her...unique looks made her a major hit among fans.

  • Artistic License – Biology: There's no way something with her anatomy would be able to live.
  • Body Horror: See the above. Danny often makes comments about how disgusting her proportions and figure are. He grows more and more horrified as the series goes on. He comments that her tiny shins should snap in half at the rest of her.
    Arin: I simultaneously skip, but also never miss leg day.
  • Fan Disservice: She wears a leopard print thong bikini...and, well, everything else about her.
  • Gag Boobs: They're Eiken-level giant.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her name is Stanley, which is obviously a name reserved exclusively for men.
  • Groin Attack: Did this to Chris Jerico in episode 2.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Taken up to eleven and to its logical extreme. Literally every single part of her body is built upon extreme contrast of thickness and thinness as Arin basically alternated between absolute values for all of the size settings, creating an abomination of nature that should not be able to exist.
  • Mystical White Hair: Arin comments she looks like a jacked-up Paula Deen.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Stanley's stage name is Stanley.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her stats are geared towards simply overpowering her enemies, rather than doing complex maneuvers or strategies.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: And Arin chooses her to give her a very hideous and revealing outfit.


Dan's character from Wrestlemania X8. Her alias is "RoboNarples$".

  • Body Horror: All the character creation sliders are turned down to their lowest setting, creating a stick-thin freak of nature.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: Her hands and feet are huge, leading to this effect.
  • Noodle People: She is freakishly skinny.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: Why a woman who is clearly starving is participating in a wrestling match is anyone's guess.
  • Waif-Fu: Despite appearing to weigh around fifty pounds, she can take on Stone Cold Steve Austin in a tag-team match.

    The Two Steves 

The hosts of "Two Steves". They're both named Steve, and that's all there is to them.

    Editor Larry 

The 'third editor', which is supposedly Barry and Kevin's fake persona with red Comic Sans, green drop shadow font that they use to mess with Arin and Danny.

    The Denizens of Barbie's Island 
The various animals (and two humans) that live on the island in the Barbie as the Island Princess tie-in game. As the norm for tie-in games, the Grumps ramp up the Alternate Character Interpretation and hilarity ensues.


Prince Antonio

  • Distressed Dude: Implied by the objective of winning 12 island roses, though he shows up in the Crocodile minigame.
  • Jerkass: He tried to hit Barbie with a rock a few times.
  • The Reveal: Antonio was really gay.


  • Double Entendre: Has a fun time belting out these at Barbie when giving her advice regarding what she has to do. Especially crabs.
  • Fantastic Racism: The Grumps concluded that Azul is specist.
  • Finish Him!: Says this at one point in Part 1.


a spunky 30 year old with a high pitched Texan voice. Named after Dans dad mispronounced Pewdiepies name.

    Pro Jirard The Finishist 
A fusion of Jirard the Completionist and ProJared, originally said in confusion over which person they were referring to. While he hadn't been mentioned before, he finally appeared and played Turtles in Time with Ross.

  • Ascended Meme: It was originally a joke when during filming, Dan got the two mixed up and called Jared "The Completionist" and they took the joke and ran with it, making up the name. The joke spilled over into their other shows when they mentioned either Jirard or Jared. Then they had both of them on the show at once and referred to them as a single person.
  • Fusion Dance: How he came to be.

The Super-Persistent Predator robot from the Grumps Sonic Adventure playthrough of Amy's story. Unlike the other boss fights in the other stories, the Grumps seem to like Zero enough to voice him for almost the entirety of the fight, turning him into a somewhat depressed guy who doesn't understand his arousal at Amy's inexplicable Panty Shots.

  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: His voice goes from high to low with every phrase.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot : It's not so much that he turns against Eggman, the fact that he can't register so many different things (arousal, getting knocked into shit, etc.) apparently ends up becoming a huge disadvantage for him.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Does not register trash talk well, except for his Precision F-Strike below.
  • Death Seeker: Welcomes his exploding death as it comes with his final thoughts being of Amy's panties.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Seems to be this for the Grumps. Most of the boss fights in Sonic Adventure DX that the Grumps play have them talking about something off-topic, and occasionally talking about the boss (especially with the many repeat fights), compare that with Zero, who they voice for almost his whole fight and focus on (Danny even almost says that its a good combat-centric fight before shifting his attention).
  • Interspecies Romance: Might have feelings for Amy, but aside from that, his father was a Gameboy and his mother was a tin can.
  • Jump Scare: Tries to do this throughout Amy's play through. It doesn't work because The Game Grumps are too distracted to notice.
  • Large Ham: With such lines as "You are stupid...STUPID!!!" and "PANTYSHOT OVERLOAD!!!"
  • Machine Monotone: Being a robot, he's got this.

    Loafus Cramwell 
The main character of A Link Between Worlds. He was named by Danny

  • Awesome McCoolname: Unlike the other Links, Loafus' name is considered more silly and cool than just silly. He is also the first of their Links to have a last name, having bee dubbed Cramwell by Danny.
  • Badass Normal: He was just an apprentice blacksmith.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Implied.
  • Cool Old Guy: Averted with Sahasrahla who he has some disdain for.
  • Legacy Character: Like with all previous Link characters from previous Zelda playthroughs, he was given a rather unique name.

The main character of the Super Mario games. Naturally Arin and Danny have given their own interpretation of the character

  • Always Someone Better: He is this to Luigi but is then inverted when after Luigi gets a hot new girlfriend(Daisy) Mario starts living in his shadow.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Subverted; He cares about Luigi but this doesn't stop him form being annoyed at having to save him from the Ghostly Galaxy.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Gives several of these in the finale of Super Mario Galaxy
  • Break the Cutie: Ross's and Jirard's Mario Maker levels have broken Mario's spirit.
  • Catchphrase: Doubles as a Brick Joke, as often they have Mario react to everything (mundane to incredibly disturbing) with an even-toned "awwwww" followed by "I'm-a guess I'm-a go fishing" from Mario's Game Gallery.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: After rescuing the princess oh so many times he desires more than the Standard Hero Reward, but he still is a hero.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Grump's Mario occasionally slips into this, most commonly when he starts delivering his trademark "Wah-hoos" and "Yipees" with absolutely no emotion at all.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Super Mario Bros 2 and Super Mario 3D World for Luigi in the former and Peach and Toad in the latter.
  • Determinator: He will save the day no matter long as he gets a nice reward.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Knight in Sour Armor: The grumps usually portray him as this with him being tired and annoyed by Bowser, Peach and Toads but he still saves the day (usually)
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: A Running Gag during their Super Mario Galaxy playthrough is that Mario continuously wants to ditch his mission to save Peach in order to hook up with Rosalina.
    • Subverted in the finale when he immediately goes back to pinning for Peach after Rosalina shows she's much taller than he thought.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Every time he dies and comes back to life in Mario Maker to experience the level all over again.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: He claims he doesn't want to date at the moment when Rosalina shows her much bigger size.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sometimes when the challenge proves annoying.
  • Sir Swearsalot: In Super Mario 64 part 38, Arin spends most of the episode doing a very profane imitation of Mario.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Another alternate interpretation the Grumps have for Mario is that he's been through so much that everything barely even registers with him by this point, pretty much turning him into The Stoic.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They point out how secretly disturbing it is that in Mario Galaxy the first couple missions involve Mario killing children (children monsters, but still), and say the only reason the game gets a pass is because of its cheerful, colorful style.

    Peach and the Toads 
The Ruler of the mushroom Kingdom and her loyal servants and citizens. Since they appear in most Mario games the grumps have given them distinct personalities.

Princess Peach


  • Breakout Character: Danny usually plays either Yoshi or Luigi in Mario games. However he switched to Toad in Super Mario 3D World and never changed back.
  • Jerk With A Heartof Gold: He has heroic traits but is a dick to people especially Mario.
  • No Indoor Voice: He does not have a quiet voice.

    Leonardo da Vinci 
The legendary Renaissance artist, scientist, engineer, hat salesman, discoverer of America, funk bass player, quarterback, actor, YouTube animator, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and President of the United States. Danny and Arin send him a text while playing Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.

  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He's a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: He's had quite a lot of careers in his time.
  • Julius Beethoven da Vinci: In addition to being Leonardo da Vinci, he was also Christopher Columbus, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, Hugh Grant, and Ross. He played bass on "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder, and for Herbie Hancock's "Headhunters". He starred in The Notebook, The Lion King and all two-hundred episodes of Titanic. He also invented grapes.
  • Master of Disguise: He can take many forms.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In his masquerade as Ross, he looks quite young for his age.

    The Whap Goblin 
An alter ego of Frank West, established when the Grumps found a goblin mask. He really likes whapping people.

Seems to spend more time telling Star Wars-related jokes then training jedi.

    Laura Schmits 
A television character that stars in sitcoms/reality shows.

  • All Women Are Lustful: A recurring theme. She even describes the premise of one of her new shows as simply, "I like having sex."
  • Cliché Storm: Most of her shows are by-the-numbers slightly-raunchy sitcoms about a small town girl trying to make it in the big city.
  • Fangirl: Writes to Johnny Depp on a daily basis.
  • Larynx Dissonance: At best she sounds like Roz but deeper. Half the time Arin voices her by just groaning and retching in pain.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: One of her otherwise normal sitcoms is titled "All Jews Must Die."
  • Small Town Boredom: An element in a lot of her sitcoms. In one of them she moves to an even smaller town, befriending a sloth in Madagascar.

    L&L Diving Sevices 
The rather quirky protagonists of Endless Ocean 2.

Haley Easternr

The game's protagonist.

  • Ambiguously Gay: The Grumps seem to think that she and Oceana have something going on.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's named after Hayley Westenra.
  • Replacement Goldfish: After Oceana gets lost in Deep Hole, Jean-Eric decides that Haley will be his new granddaughter, giving her Oceana's clothes and even calling her "Oceana."


The old, gruff and slightly mad head of the company.

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: He gets aroused talking about the Deep Hole and retreats to his bunk...which is only a few feet away from Haley, so she can hear him masturbate.


Jean-Eric's granddaughter and L&L's only diver besides Haley.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Apparently has a crush on Haley, but also wishes that there were some boys on the island.
  • The Ditz: She "don't think good".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Her immediate reaction to seeing a distraught humpback whale is "LET'S GO IN ITS MOUTH!"

The protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a young boy who has to save the world. Once again Arin and Dan give their own interpretation.

  • Running Gag: Like with all previous Links, this Link was given a...unique name.

The princess of Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda with the usual Grump twist.

  • Ax-Crazy: Demands that Slurmp grab a baseball bat and beat Ganondorf to death right in her father's court.
    • Subverted in Breath of The Wild when Zelda's diary reveals that she does not approve of Seal Team Six's deadly missions to murder innocent people.
  • Badass Baritone: As Sheik.
  • The Bully: Tetra's Deadpan Snarker attitude is ramped Up to Eleven by Danny and Arin, thus turning her into a colossal asshole who mocks Buttlet for being sad about having a dead grandmother and a possibly dead sister.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Is pretty much insane and schizophrenic with how she often talks about a mysterious dream she has about a crab (FUCK YOUR FATHER FUCK YOUR FATHER FUCK YOUR FATHER). The reason why she's against Ganondorf? Because of the way he slurps his soup.
  • Covert Pervert: Zelda outright tells Slurmp that if he had the Spiritual Stone of the Forest that she'll give him a blowjob right there. She also offers premarital sex to Slurmp (when they're older of course).
  • Deadpan Snarker: A trait kept in the playthrough of Wind Waker when she was Tetra.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She fights against Ganondorf because he is ginger and he eats soup like an asshole.
    Zelda: That's Ganondorf. Though he swears his allegiance to my father, I'm sure he's not sincere. I mean look at his fucking outfit! He looks evil for sure! Have you seen his hair? My dad always said "Never trust a ginger!"
  • Gasshole: Zelda lets out a big one while unconscious in Hyrule.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She trusts Slurmp to keep the secret of the Sacred Realm despite the fact that he declines to do so twice. Though right after she tells him, she threatens to have someone "wring [his] fucking neck" if he ever told anyone else.
  • The Ophelia: As said above, she's absolutely insane, but she's the Implied Love Interest of Link/Slurmp/Buttlet.
  • Ship Tease: Expectedly, with Link/Slurmp/Buttlet.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The Grumps make Tetra become more callous and demeaning towards Buttlet.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The weird shit she does in the examples above? The majority done while she was a child.

    Ted Zombie 
The security officer in charge of the emergency bunker underneath Fortune City.

    Roople Pooples 
The protagonist of Devil's Third, Ivan, who Dan and Arin interpret as a simple-minded man with a stereotypical russian accent.

  • Bond One-Liner: After killing an enemy and throwing him over a rail:
    "Hope you can swim while dead."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: No matter what the situation, he tends to have some rather...interesting things to say.
    "I named this barricade 'Barricuda' after my favorite fish, and my favorite song by my favorite band Heart, which is my favorite organ to pull out of the chest of my enemies. Lots of favorites today. Must be good day."
  • The Comically Serious: Everything he says is delivered in a deep, deadpan monotone. And it is always hilarious.
    "You think tarp will save you. Please poke head out. Because yes, tarp will save you."
    "Spider-Sense may be tingling."
    *Girl reaches up to touch Ivan in a gas mask, as she lays dying. Ivan stares blankly* "No, germs."
  • Funny Foreigner: Most of the comedy stems from his stereotypical Russian accent.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Portrayed in the game's intro as rocking out on drums while having flashbacks of his awful life? Bummer Drummer might be canon after all...
  • Running Gag: He perpetually lacks the understanding that Planes and Helicopters are not just different kinds of birds.
    *Helicopter arrives* "Look, giant bird! Should I shoot, then we eat?"
  • Self-Made Orphan:
    "This is fun. Haven't had so much fun since I killed parents. Man, what a day."

    Thomas the 18th Century Boy Who Doesn't Realize He's About To Be Killed By His Dad 
A young boy character created by Danny whose constant innocent outlook keeps him from realizing his dad is about to kill him.

    Mr. Mrs. Dr. Plurmp Dangerfield "Dankenstein" Mc Flurnten the Cat the Monkey, Esquire Junior Senior 
Their player character in Sonic Forces.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: She picked up the Dankenstein on the streets, which she doesn't like to talk about.
  • Fail O Sucky Name: To the point that they doubt they'll be able to remember it after coming up with it. Also note that "The" is actually part of the name and not an article, and the first N in McFlurntin is silent.
  • Genius Bruiser: A lawyer who's also the star of an action game.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: They get around the game's mandatory clothing on the female characters by making her jumpsuit the same color as her fur, letting her look just as naked as the guys.
  • Otherkin: A cat who identifies as a monkey.
  • Overly Long Name: As a result of Arin and Danny forgetting it every episode, her name got longer every time.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Arin's insistence on outfitting her with the goofiest new accessories after each level gives the impression that she constantly cycles through any weird clothes she can find trying to create some kind of iconic look.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Amy suspects she's after Sonic.
  • Uncanny Valley: Deliberately designed to be as off-putting as possible, with a garish color scheme and lifeless red eyes.

President of the Doki Doki Literature Club!. Clearly not a robot trying to suck her clubmates' brains out.

    Sayori, Natsuki and Yuri 
Monika's clubmates, who all have their share of strange eccentricities.

The player character of Doki Doki Literature Club!.

    Captain Motorcycle 
A superhero who offers quick and fuel-efficient transportation.

  • Casanova Wannabe: Tries to pick up high-school girls. Fails miserably at actually getting a date.
  • Cool Bike: He sure thinks he has it! The girls he tries to pick up don't seem to agree, though.
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to himself exclusively in the third person.
    • Even lampshades this:
    "Captain Motorcycle thinks he's awesome. You can tell because Captain Motorcycle talks about himself in the third person."
  • Totally Radical: Tries to attract young children with motorcycles and denim on denim. "Cuz he knows that's what the ladies love!"
    "I think this was more cool in, like, the 80s and 90s, and now it's just like, I dunno, there's a stigma..."
    —One of the girls he's flirting with

    Diddle Kid and The Diddler 
A hero and villain who are obsessed with diddling. Go here for more tropes.

Tropes that apply to Diddle Kid:

  • Character Title: Diddle Kid’s debut episode is his name.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Implied to be the case when Cop!Dan shields his girlfriend from him, and when he and Cop!Arin are disappointed that after using the Bat Signal, Diddle Kid shows up instead.

Tropes that apply to The Diddler:

    Sugar Bear 
The mascot of Sugar Crisp.

  • Comedic Sociopath: Sugar Bear puts Granny through all sorts of torment just to get her Sugar Crisps.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Breaks into Granny's house, threatens her with a gun, and attacks her with a panzer tank; all for the sake of her Sugar Crisps.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Via Sugar Crisps.
  • Jerkass: Not only is he a self-important jerk, but he's willing to screw over anyone that gets in between him and his Sugar Crisps.
  • Lack of Empathy: Sugar Bear never feels the slightest bit of sympathy towards Granny.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: He constantly goes on about his political views when he talks with Granny, such as his views on gun reform.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: The reason why he acts so self-important? He got verified on Twitter.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: While he may sound cool and relaxed, Sugar Bear's willing to have hundreds die if it means getting those Sugar Crisps.
  • Stepford Smiler: Despite his relaxed demeanor, Sugar Bear is absolutely depressed by the current political climate.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sugar Crisps, of course!

    The Grid of the Ancients 
An entity summoned by cheat codes that terrorizes the world of Simpsons: Hit and Run.

  • Always a Bigger Fish: It was actually created by Barney. A "Grid-lord" is also prayed to by Homer when he decides to go into the Grid to rescue Bart.
  • Cloning Blues: Creates replicas of people in Springfield and then destroys them for kicks.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It's everywhere, it's incomprehensible, it can't be removed and interacting with it can have a variety of unpleasant effects, such as being "pulled under" (this was the fate of Maude Flanders and Bart).
  • Evil Overlord: Homer calls it one and states that it has come to "check on human race".
  • Master Computer: Possibly, if the theory that Springfield is a computer simulation is correct.
  • Razor Floss: Ned warns Homer that you can "cut yourself real good" on the Grid.
  • Sinister Geometry: It takes the form of flat shapes on the ground and red strings attached to Springfield that lead into the sky.
  • Soul Eating: It "latched onto" Springfield to consume the souls of all living things within.

    The Catchy Ghost 
A ghost that follows Danny around and whispers "Catchy" into his phone. He is very shy, and doesn't want to show up on camera, even when Danny and Arin acknowledge his existence.

  • Friendly Ghost: He's a nice guy who just wants to tell Danny about how good his taste in music is.
  • Pokémon Speak: Can only say the word "Catchy".

    Barack Obama 
Arin's take on the 44th president of the United States, who he characterizes as a horny man and a surprise Game Grumps fan.

  • Accidental Misnaming: He refers to Arin as "Arnold", "Armin" and "Arliss".
  • Ambiguously Bi: He loves his wife Michelle, but admits to thinking the Grumps' editor Kevin is adorable.
    "The ladies love him, and I do not blame them. If I were a lady, I'd love him. Hell, I'm a boy and I love him!"
  • Catchphrase: As of the Super Rubber Ross World playthrough, he frequently says "Mommy milkie!"
  • Covert Pervert: To everybody's surprise, he has a lot of "awesome president sex."
  • Fanboy: He watches Game Grumps consistently, and even avoids spending time with his family at the beach so he can catch up on Game Grumps episodes. Despite this, he still gets Arin's name wrong.
  • Raging Stiffie: Being the president gives him an erection.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: He speaks with Obama's calm and formal tone of voice while talking about his sex life or calling the Grumps "fucking idiots."
  • Straw Fan: Despite finding the Grumps' jokes funny, he also has a troll account where he calls them idiots and spouts off the most common criticisms of the Grumps' gameplay.
    "You only get three Ultra Shrooms in the entire game. The fuck is wrong with him? How does he not know this thing about this game he's never played?"


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