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    Arin Hanson (Egoraptor) 
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HEY I'M GRUMP
"I'M THE VIDEO GAME BOY! I'M THE ONE WHO WINS!!"

Arin "Grump" Hanson ("Arin the Bandit" on Steam Train/Steam Rolled), also known by his internet alias, Egoraptor is the co-founder of Game Grumps. He is an accomplished and popular web animator, best known for the Awesome Series.

  • Accentuate the Negative:
    • Does this with games he REALLY dislikes, particularly Sonic.
    • Does this with fan reactions to their playthroughs as well; case in point, their Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is ridiculously popular and Arin is very aware of this, but instead of talking about how people enjoy it, he instead will talk about how people complain venomously if they put the game on hold to update something else, or calls out fans for giving them angry and aggressive hints. At the very least with the latter one, he does explain that he understands many people don't realize they film several episodes at a time, so by the time they get the hints they've already figured it out on their own, and while it can be annoying, he genuinely appreciates the feedback ... he just loves be callous about it.
  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: Ego Raptor practically invented it with his Awesome Series, perfected it with Girlchan in Paradise!!, and takes it Up to Eleven here.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: In real life, Arin's blonde streak is on the right side of his head, but his Grumpface in the standard intro has it on his left for the convenience of showing it off. This is reversed whenever he hosts on Steam Train/Steam Rolled, where his Grumpface comes in from the left.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He admitted to having touched penises with another man. When Jon asked if that was a joke or not he purposefully said "it's up in the air, now!"
    • This was later confirmed (and even corroborated by Suzy!) during Ninjabread Man. When Arin was younger, he and some friends were mocked for being gay when they weren't. To assert their confidence in their sexuality, they would regularly compare (and at one point swordfight with) their penises just to go "Yep. Still not gay." Danny remains skeptical.
    • Arin has also jokingly stated that he's attracted to Robert Downey Jr., LL Cool J, Danny, and Markiplier.
    • He also has a list of male celebrities he would have sex with, and in his mind he's always the bottom.
    • Arin has also stated that he once questioned his sexuality toward a male online friend, and wonders what could have been had he acted differently (in a nature vs nurture kind of way).
    • His and Suzy's playthrough of Metal Gear Solid V has a lot of banter between them about how he's attracted to Snake, would "get all up in Ocelot's business," and would have sex with Snake if it was to "save America". Lampshaded in episode 11:
    Suzy: You're being very sexually ambiguous.
    Arin: That's fine. You know what? That's fine.
    Suzy: Yeah, because it's nobody's business.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Arin can basically inflict this on command.
    Jon: I always forget how good of a voice actor you are, until you start doing that.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Like Ross, he has ADD and takes medication for it.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Has cross-dressed before (he mentioned once winning a Ladyboy crossdressing contest), and does so prominently in the Mycaruba T-shirt sketch.
    • Pre-Game Grumps, he also dressed in drag as Vitalya, the co-host/wife of JonTron's character Malkovich, on the JonTron episode "Malkovich's Gaming Game Show". (The bit in their Mario Party 2 playthrough with the "Spider economy" is a Call-Back to these characters.)
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: When him and Ross are alone and playing a game on Steam Train, it's much more clear that they are good friends, and the normal insults toward Ross are just for fun.
  • Axe-Crazy: If the ending to Spice World is anything to go by.
    Arin: I have fun, have fun, I have FUN.
    Arin: THROWING YOUR BITCH ASS! AH, IT'S NO USE! IT'S NO FUCKING USE! (laughs maniacally) IT'S NO USE! ARGH! YOU'RE DEAD, SON! YOUR MOTHERFUCKIN' DEAD, SONIC! I WIN! MY WIN! ARIN WINS, SILVER WINS, SONIC WINS!
    • When he loses to Il Piantissimo in Super Mario Sunshine, he threatens to decapitate him and murder his family. Because he insulted Arin.
    • After he ACCIDENTALLY hits "End" instead "Continue" in Battle Kid Fortress of Peril...
    Arin: NO! I HIT END! I HIT END! NO! NO! NO-O-O-O-O-O! F-U-U-U-CK! FUCK EVERYTHING! BATTLE KID, FUCK YOU! (inaudible) suck my (inaudible) CHODE, YOU PIECE OF HAIRY GARBAGE! I'LL FUCKING KILL YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: When hijacking Steam Train, he wears one.
  • Battle Couple: With Suzy in the Rayman Legends: Kung Foot Polaris tournament.
    • It happens again in the soccer segment of Tiny Brains.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Whenever Arin and Danny are playing a game based on a game show or board game, Arin will usually insist on playing with an AI on the hardest possible difficulty for the challenge. This has more than once led to the AI being the final winner, much to Arin's frustration.
  • Big Bad: Of the Betrayal at House on the Hill episode of Table Flip, when he becomes the traitor.
  • Book Dumb: He can be very smart in fields he knows about, but being a high school dropout has put holes in what is generally considered common knowledge. However, it was later revealed that he didn't drop out of school due to incompetence, but that he was transferred to a bad school which his mom encouraged him to drop out of and got his GED instead.
    • It leads to some hilariously awkward moments in the comments when people say "Arin's so dumb! Did he even finish high school?" and people reply "Well actually..."
    • Subverted in the You Don't Know Jack episodes so far, because he knows how to "think like the game".
    • Arin has mentioned at panels that whatever project someone wants to pursue, they should "just do it" because then they'll have something tangible to improve on in the future. As a result, Arin's become something of a Renaissance Man thanks to his own gumption (animator, voice-actor, music video director, rapper, dancer, game theorist, etc etc).
    • He has a solid, if rudimentary, grasp on Japanese, to the point that he is able to read Kanji.
  • Catchphrase: He often uses "epic" as a synonym for "awesome", especially in a silly-sounding, singsongy, high-pitched voice. He admitted that he used to say it ironically, but later used the word unironically. This is mainly because no one actually says "epic" in that context anymore, so he has the freedom to make it his catchphrase.
    • "Dang ass"
    • "Fucking" or, "Fuckin'..."
    • "Can I just say... [Statement Arin wants taken seriously]"
    • "ARIN WINS!"
    • "How d'you like that shit?" is slowly making its way to this status.
    • One of his most oft-used insults is to call someone a "fucking clod."
    • He considers "Absolutely" one of his, despite almost never actually saying it.
    • variations on "OH SNAP!" including "Snippity Snap", "Snip-Snap with the grizzity grap" (that one a reference to a Remix made of something Dan said), and "Oh Dayum, son!".
    • He lampshades how "Assitry" is becoming one of these for him.
    • "Look man." Usually before a defense (or excuse) for having difficulty with a game.
    • Starting with BurgerTime: "You see that shit? All those Magic Mike fingers going up your COOOOOOTER!"
    • "Go dry up!"
  • Characterization Marches On: At the start, Arin was significantly more mellow, playing the straight man to Jon's antics. As the show developed, Arin gained many notable moments, but was still mostly Jon's straight man. However, when Danny came on the show, he turned out to be almost as much of a straight man as Arin, pushing Arin to become a lot more wacky as a result.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Arin's ability to beatbox was casually referenced early on, but became a lot more prominent with the introduction of Danny.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: "What the fuck are you talking about?" is bordering on a Catchphrase for Danny, and for good reason.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Arin's favorite color is pink, and he'll always dress pink in games that allow it. His face-paint in the Monster Hunter series is also hot pink, as is his character in Starbomb.
  • Commander Contrarian: In the context of the Ego/Jon relationship. Make a drinking game for how many times Arin entirely shoots Jon down when the latter talks about a game he thought was good and you're bound to need multiple liver transplants.
  • Cuteness Proximity: At one point in the Kirby's Epic Yarn playthrough, he can't bring himself to abduct a cowering Waddle Dee for this reason, only for Danny to do it for him. Arin wanted to spare the little guy.
    • Also in Super Mario Bros 3, Part 12, Arin squees over some little flying turtles Mario has to jump on, and says he wants to hug them.
  • Death Glare: He has recently learned he is extremely good at this, as mentioned in a video.
  • Death Is Cheap: He killed himself three times and he was shot by Ross in the tiebreaker for the first episode of Table Flip - despite that, he's around for the next episode.
  • Determinator: When Arin wants to do something he will most certainly keep trying the best examples would be trying to get Helana to partner up with him in Dead or Alive Xtreame 2 and Ross's Mario Maker levels.
    • A more Heartwarming one is where, during the one year he and Suzy were not dating, he would send her letters and talk to her almost everyday to get her back. It worked.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: During Super Mario Sunshine, he threatens to kill Il Piantissimo AND his family just because he beat Arin in a race and called him a pokey little flab biscuit.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He's almost always seen barefooted in the live-action videos. He outright confirmed his dislike for them in episode 6 of Brutal Mario World on Grumpcade.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: invoked In part 4 of Sonic Mania Dan makes a joke about Arin being racist. While meant in good fun, Arin becomes immediately defensive and uncomfortable about it and tells Danny not to turn that into a thing (a fair request, since the things the Grumps say have a tendency to quickly becomes memes and then become assumed facets of their characters, to which being racist against black people is not a good personality quirk to have).
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Jon's fat. Reverse with Danny.
  • The Gambling Addict: Thankfully not with actual money, but it turns out in Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 he has an issue with not restraining himself at the casino. Especially when Dan isn't around to rein him in. He wins big in episode 3, but later, he sheepishly admits to Dan that he spent all his cash on gambling, much to Dan's amusement.
  • Gasshole: He's the burping type to Jon's farting type. After Jon's departure, it seems he's taken on farting duties as well ... and once a shart.
  • Femme Fatale: Cross-dressed as this in the Noir styled Mycaruba T-shirt video.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Despite not being actually related to either Danny or Jon, weirdly enough both:
    • The Responsible to Jon's Foolish.
    • The Foolish to Danny's Responsible.
  • Happily Married: Arin is married to fellow grump Suzy.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Any time the D-Club is brought up, Arin extensively reminds everyone that it's not gay and is meant to be a heterosexual bonding experience. Danny doesn't buy it.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: He can be heard fuming like a kettle after Ross takes all the toilet paper to shamble about like a mummy for his own amusement in the Goddammit Ross T-shirt ad.
  • Hypocrite: Arin's stated opinions on game design and gameplaying are not well-reflected by how he conducts himself on the show. When questioned about it, he claims that on-camera he's usually too busy trying to be funny to actually play intelligently.
    • He is annoyed at Suzy for declaring that a final versus round is the 'winner takes all' round after he's beat her in both prior matches. He later pulls the same stunt on Danny in the finale of Kirby's Dream Course.
    • In Twilight Princess 10, Arin brings up the idea that the Hero’s Shade could be a past Link, stating he think’s it be cool. Then in episode 16, Dan tells him that he was right, with Arin suddenly changing his outlook claiming that there was no hint towards his identity and that the idea is idiotic.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: Arin mentions now and then that he used to be in really good shape, but has as of lately gained a lot of weight. He has determined that he is going to make him and Danny get "jacked" someday.
  • Insult Backfire: During part 6 of Kirby's Epic Yarn, Arin traps Danny under a platform after he dies in the lava stage, preventing him from coming back to life. However, the rising lava catches up to Arin as he's standing on said platform, killing him too.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He is rarely seen without nail polish on and has taken an interest in Suzy's makeup.
  • Freudian Slip: During Betrayal at House on the Hill, Arin makes this gaffe during his speech when he becomes the traitor.
    Arin: I can taste that beautiful man-meat now.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arin can be very unforgiving when it comes to video games and things he hates in general but he is a very nice and caring person when it comes to his friends and fans.
  • Killed Off for Real: According to his panel at Shadocon, Egoraptor's suicide (at the end of Rugrats in Paris: The Movie) is canon in the Game Grumps continuity, and he's now a ghost.
    • Back from the Dead: He seems to be alive now, considering he's displayed a desire to kill himself again as a result of Mega Man X 7.
    • He kills himself yet again in one episode of Super Mario Sunshine, only to return a few seconds later into the proceeding video.
    • He hung himself after playing Teletubbies, believing himself to be living in an Orwellian dystopia.
    • And then he's shot dead by Ross at the ending of the Cards Against Humanity episode of Table Flip, only to come back for the next episode. Basically, zig-zagged.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: He owns two cats named Mochi and Mimi.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: It's become a common joke in the fandom that Arin has many double chins, which Arin eventually embraces and uses as a self deprecating joke himself.
  • Large Ham: This is Egoraptor, after all. Fellow Grumps Jon and Dan match his hamminess, however.
  • The Leader: More or less the driving force for the entirely of the Game Grumps channel.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A minor one but after he found out Ross hadn't taught him there was more to WoW than buttonmashing and fighting monsters in Guild Grumps he realized he was judging and hating on the game when it wasn't the games fault but Ross's.
  • Never My Fault: When the Grumps make critical misunderstandings of how a game is played (Milky Way Wishes, Naughty Bear, Wario World), Arin typically blames the game for his mistakes. Contrast Jon, who typically mocks himself for such a mistake, and Danny, who's so chilled he doesn't care either way. This stems from his opinions in game design theory; Arin believes that games should be intuitively designed with minimal text direction. However this means that anything so much as a tutorial screen can be enough to draw his ire.
    • Subverted occasionally, such as in Star Fox 64 where he admits that he's terrible at the game. He was also humble enough to publicly apologize after receiving a lot of flak for his terrible performance during Wind Waker.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Possibly? He finds the demonic eyeless corpse bride from Run Saber fairly attractive despite her face, even though he declared Rouge the Bat and Elise to be unattractive solely because of their faces.
    • On Steam Train he also said that he would give the protagonist of They Bleed Pixels a kiss. The protagonist is a Perky Goth girl who has crustacean claws and is an expert killer.
    • And in the Power Rangers episode he called Eye Guy cute.
  • Official Couple: With his wife, Suzy.
  • One Head Taller: Without pumps, Suzy barely scrapes past his chin.
  • Only Sane Man: The only only member of the Grumps Team who pointed out that, as opposed to sneaking in, Ross would just let them use his pool.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghost!Arin is still able to hold a controller and play games after his suicide in the Rugrats episode.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Literally. In their promo video for their DENOUTTADEN shirt, Arin wears a trucker hat with the words "CHRISTMAS HAT" written on it in paper.
  • Pet the Dog: When Arin and Ross are playing a game on their own, Arin is much more friendly than anybody else is on the channel towards Ross. Mostly.
  • Potty Failure: Sharts himself in Parodius Part 6. No, seriously.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Playing the Captain Planet game for too long leaves him driveling on for a minute about what direction his life had to take that lead to this horrid game. At the end he screams after noticing that they're out of Lucky Charms (causing Danny to scream too).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Not only has he said that he identifies with a female perspective on most things, but he's also expressed a skill at cooking and has stated his favorite color is pink. He also enjoys nail polish and makeup.
    • During Hello Kitty Seasons, he admitted to knowing a great deal about Sanrio characters, and was having fun with the game. He could have easily turned it into a multi-part series... but Danny was not as enthused.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In terms of playstyle he's the blue oni in regards to Jon and Danny, as he's much more focused and reserved than either of them, and of course is more likely to play games that require an extreme amount of episodes to complete. However, in terms of personality he's a red oni, as he's much more animated than the others, and is more prone to fits of rage and manic excitement.
  • Renaissance Man: Voice-actor, animator, director of Ninja Sex Party's videos, rapper/co-lyricist for Starbomb, Lets-player, President/Co-Founder of Game Grumps, dancer, has produced videos with compelling arguments about game design, etc etc. He's undeniably a Cloud Cuckoolander but when Arin has the time in his busy schedule to focus exclusively on something, he usually excels.
  • Sanity Slippage: Lampshaded in part 35 of ''Super Mario Sunshine'', where Danny points out that a few episodes ago they were super excited to be playing the game again, but by the start of this episode Arin is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
    • Part 14 of Heart of Darkness has Arin slowly descending into madness as he gets stuck on the same two screens over and over again.
    • Happens again in Battle Kid part 3 where it starts off with him being normal and by the end of the episode he has LOST IT AND IS FUMING WITH RAGE.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He drops LOTS of F-bombs.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Really has it out for Il Piantissimo in Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Sore Loser: Whenever he loses at a video game, don't be surprised if he starts screaming, swearing, and throwing around insults. Usually Played for Laughs.
  • Straight Man: With Jon, due to his extreme levels of energy overpowering even Egoraptor. With Dan, Arin becomes a lot more bombastic in contrast to Dan's laid-back qualities and is no longer the straight man.
  • Take That!: Arin frequently is the one to call out bad games or videos on the show, and is known for criticizing a game mercilessly if it does not meet his standards of game design.
    • Arin and the rest of the Grumps have been calling out YouTube more and more due to the fact that it's nearly impossible for independent animators and other high quality shows/internet productions to make a living anymore, something Ross and Arin know personally, as well as the fact they aren't allowed to sing copyrighted songs thanks to Youtube's new copyright policy.
  • Take That, Audience!/Self-Deprecation: After returning to Super Mario Sunshine, Arin keeps making fun of the people who were ridiculing his skills during his first play-through.
    Arin: Is there anywhere I can get water? People at home are like THAT THING YOU JUST PASSED, IDIOT!
    Danny: GOD YOU'RE SO STUPID!
    Arin: WHY DON'T YOU KILL YOURSELF?!
    • In Bloodborne Arin tells the perfect way how to deal with negative comments he and the other grumps get with Danny by reading them in the voice of Dale Gribble from King of the hill.
    Danny: (Dale Gribble voice) Arin is not good at video games!
    Arin: (Also in Dale Gribbles voice) I miss when Arin used to animate. Whatever happened to that sellout?''
  • Talkative Loon: When recording after midnight, there are times when he sounds even more surreal than raocow. Plants vs. Zombies and Yoshi's Cookie are both standout examples.
  • Team Dad: Invokes this in the 2014 Game Grumps T-shirt commercial, where he and Suzy play father and mother to Danny, Ross and Barry. Arin plays up the Standard '50s Father stereotype, and Dan calls him "Dad" and "Pop".
    • In the actual videos, he also fits this role to an extent, leading the Grumps and organizing the channel and everything was originally filmed in his house.
    • He also serves this role to Youtube animators as one of the reasons he brought back weekly Game Grumps animated was to give them work.
  • The Teetotaler: Has stated on the show that he doesn't like drinking and almost never does, contrast to Jon, who is borderline The Alcoholic. Arin has made jokes calling him out on it.
  • Tempting Fate: He did that twice in a row in the Mario Party 4 Steam Rolled finale, asking Suzy to not do a 1 then Ross to not pick up the extremely rare 100 coins golden ball at the lottery (which they both did).
  • Third-Person Seductress: Favors playing as girls when games give him the option, and flat-out said in the first Resident Evil video that he picked Jill over Chris because of her butt.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After taking a LOT of crap from the fandom for how poorly he was playing Super Mario Sunshine, Arin went out of the way to practice his skills before the Grumps came back to it after a short break. Come part 15, and he's using the FLUDD spray to slip-slide around the levels like a pro, and gets the Pina Park red coin star - which he previously couldn't do in a full-length episode - in half the time.
    • Competed in the 2015 Nintendo World Championships and managed to pull in at 5th place out of 16 contestants.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: With Jon, Arin was generally the straight man to Jon's insanity and occasional Jerkass tendencies, but after he left, Dan's friendly and docile attitude left the position of Jerkass for grabs. After a period of time where Arin and Dan are the friendliest possible towards each other, Arin has made a regular joke of mocking Dan, repeatedly calling him an idiot. It's all obviously Played for Laughs.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Oreos, apparently. He speculates (as a result the release of limited-edition triple-stuffed Oreos) that they may one day sell the creme and the cookies separately, so people can regulate their personal perfect creme-to-cookie ratio.
    • Monster Energy Drink might count as well.
  • Tranquil Fury: After finding out from Holly to have special abilites and buffs that require more than button mashing in Guild Grumps He tries to kill Ross and tells him in a calm voice "I hate you. I want you dead".
  • Troll: It's very obvious, in certain Game Grumps episodes, that he enjoys messing with Danny, and to an extent Ross as well.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Very prone to this in the Vs. Episodes. Super Mario 3D World is a prime example.
  • Weapon of Choice: The bow. Not an official choice, but this was his weapon in Monster Hunter and Trine, and he was the winner of Tower Fall (a game with nothing but archers).
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Both in the traditional sense during the Mycaruba T-shirt ad, and as a Third-Person Seductress during any game that gives them the option of doing so.
    • Here's a great example. He's actually pretty cute.
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    Leigh Daniel "Danny" Avidan (Danny Sexbang) 
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I'M NOT SO GRUMP!
"You Piccadilly WHOOOOOORE!"

Danny Sexbang is the Third Grump, replacing Jon in Year 2 of Game Grumps as "Not-So Grump". He's a member of Ninja Sex Party, a musical comedy duo. He costars alongside Ross of Rubber Ross on a new show called the Steam Train.

  • The Ace: Does very well on the first few games he plays, showcasing tremendous skill, but he points out that they specifically chose games he's skilled at. As a result, this trope has ultimately been transferred to Barry before being abandoned entirely. He still demonstrates an extreme amount of skill in playing video games, but only older ones from the NES, SNES and DOS era.
    • He also does really well with point and click adventure games.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: In the Wii Punch Out playthrough, he didn't realise he could duck or regain health during a match until the fans pointed it out to him in the comments just before the fight with Bald Bull. Because of that, he developed amazing timing so he could nail his opponent before they performed moves he thought were unblockable.
    • It happened again in the Paper Mario Thousand-Year Door playthrough, wherein he forgot the normal Guard was something you could do and so instead learned the considerably more difficult Superguard timing.
  • Actual Pacifist: He quit karate lessons as a kid because he didn't want to hit people. He took up dancing instead.
  • Aerith and Bob: In the first intro, the Grumps are labeled with their internet handles Egoraptor and JonTron. However, Danny's internet handle only changes his last name. So the second intro has Egoraptor and Danny.
  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: In Pokemon Fire Red part 87, he talks about how being of Ashkenazi descent gives him stomach problems and that, as an ethnic group, they're rather closely bred. It's also pretty much guaranteed that Barry's Ashkenazi, too.
  • All Jews Are Cheapskates: Mentioned on the first Castle Crashers episode of Steam Train. Who the heck DOESN'T like money?
    • That being said, Steam Train has shown us that he's more than okay to embrace the Stereotype for comedy.
    • And then again with the coin cascade in Super Mario 3D World.
  • All-Loving Hero: Taken to ridiculous extremes on occasion. During their playthrough of Katamari Forever, he mentions that he even feels bad for MMA fighters getting hurt.
  • Alter Kocker: "You lied to me!"
    • His impressions of his dad fall into this. Humorously, the accent and abundance of "eh"s is not exaggerated at all.
  • American Accents: He is from New Jersey and finds that he sometimes lets out its accent, such as in Katamari Damacy Part 16.
  • Angst: As "Emo Teen Dan" in the I Burgie Burgie and All Hail burgie commercials. In real life, he's pretty damn chipper.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: A common joke of his is to use this. As a more actual (though downplayed) example, his referring to game levels as "boards" hasn't been common in decades.
  • Ascended Extra: In a sense. He was briefly mentioned in many moments with Jon and Arin before given his speaking role on Game Grumps (here's an example). The Steam Train promo on Ross' channel also gave people the impression that Danny was originally going to be exclusively on Steam Train before Jon left.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: His "accent" for various foreign characters, be it they're French, Italian, Spanish, etc., they all sound like the exact same voice.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Averted, as Danny makes a notable effort to keep irrelevant chatter to a minimum in comparison to Jon and Arin, who would spend entire episodes not talking about the game.
    • Though he does invoke the trope during their Versus episode of Gundam: Battle Assault 2
    "[Normal conversation] Ooh! Big Zam"
    • Played straight at Magfest 2014.
    Fan: How long do you spend filming and editing Game Grumps?
    Arin: Well, we record like a shitzillion episodes. It's been kinda free-form lately because of all the events and shit we've been going to, so-
    Danny: Dude, they got Cheese Nips back here, excuse me. (walks over and grabs box).
    • Made even more beautiful due to the fact that they were Jon's. As soon as the fans told him, he made a huge show out of eating them in the most orgasmic way.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: You can't get more awesome or hornier with a last name like Sexbang.
  • Badass Mustache: Thank you, Attitude City video, for that biker 'stache. And this.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In the Gundam: Battle Assault 2 video, during each character select, Danny makes it look like he's going to try a new character...before selecting Big Zam again.
    Danny: Akahana looks pretty cool...hey, Big Zam!
  • Becoming the Mask: Danny notes that the character of Danny Sexbang (who is a sex-crazed and successful womanizer) and the real life Dan Avidan, (who's a friendly, geeky, shy individual who hadn't lost his virginity until 23) are slowly becoming the same person in terms of their bizarre sex life.
  • Berserk Button: Ninja Brian has proved that one of the only certain ways to piss him off and drive him over the edge is to joke about giving him blowjobs.
    Danny: While we were on tour, Ninja Brian who constantly threatens to... just do horrible homosexual things to me''
    • Ninja Brian more specifically pushes his button, due to his non-stop threats of blowjobs and such. Danny and Arin quite often bring up beejs to each other in casual play, acting hurt if the other says something disparaging to the offer, but Brian takes it to a such a trolling, demanding levelnote 
    • The questionable heterosexuality of the D-Club seems to the be the only thing that Danny repeatedly argues and disagrees with Arin over.
    • Ross and anything related to Ross's worst traits especially his Mario Maker levels.
    • Suggesting that his double-tracking (singing in multiple layers) is autotuning.
    • A minor case, but Dan has little patience for crazy conspiracy theories of any type, ranging from stuff with The Reptilians to Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory theories about children's cartoons.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Arin has commented that Dan's extreme Sweet Tooth leads to some funny conversations.
    Arin (in Dan's voice): Okay, I'm going to need a break and a handful of lucky charms.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Happens courtesy of Arin on Steam Train, whenever Arin is playing with Ross instead.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "Next time on Game Grumps" in the same way Jon did when he was Not-So Grump.
  • Break the Cutie: Ross's Super Mario Maker levels have been not been kind to him.
    • Jirard's levels have been no better on his psyche.
    • He really didn't like what happened in their playthrough of Doki Doki Literature Club!.
  • Brooklyn Rage: He often gives characters the voice of a tough, gruff New Yorker. He himself grew up in New Jersey.
  • The Cast Showoff: Being part of the musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party outside of Game Grumps, he is very good at singing and making up beats on the fly.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Unlike most examples, it's because he's an oddball, not out of disrespect or a bad relationship. When he learned to speak, he learned to call his parents by their names (Debbie and Avi) and refer to his grandparents as "mom" and "dad."
  • Catchphrase: Dan has a lot of recurring "Dannisms" that he drops when they're pointed out to him before he develops new ones. A small list of them include:
    • "Get outta here!"
    • "Totally!"
    • "Hellooooo..." (When they find an NPC in an odd location) and "See ya later..." (When an NPC says/does something odd and then simply leaves)
    • Next time on Game Grumps! We'll (something silly and usually unrelated to the next episode)! This was borrowed from Jon.
    • "Jams" or "Jimmy-Jams" when he doesn't know what word to use.
    • "Shakeh-shakeh-shakeh-shakeh". Arin's acknowledged this as his favorite "Dannyism".
    • "EAT A DICK!" when fighting/killing enemies in the game.
    • "Mazel tov!"
    • "Yeah, did it!" immediately after failing.
      • "Nailed it!"
    • "Aaaaaand... you're dead."
    • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: If (something related to the discussion), Like, Comment and Subscribe!
    • "Oh noooo!"
    • He likes calling levels "Boards".
    • "Does that do anything for you?"
    • "Ain't that some shit?"
    • "How about some.... MORE (something Arin doesn't like)!!"
      • Though he actually got THAT one from the South Park episode "Cow Days", specifically when the boys go through the House Of Farts and the not-so-terrifying voice goes "How about some...MORE FARTS!!" in roughly the same tone of delivery.
    • "Wait: maybe it's friendly."note 
    • "Bringing it home!" or "You really brought it home".
    • "He's on his backo!"
    • In one episode, he imagines the day when he is phoning it in to such an extent that he was literally been replaced with a soundboard, wherein the buttons say things like "Totally!" and "Skittles!".
    • "Playin' the Feud!"
    • "Ouuuu-CHA"
    • "Oh, goooood for you!"
    • "Not a hundred percent in love with your tone right now."
    • "Everything's fine! EVERYTHING'S PROBABLY FINE!!"
    • When playing competitive games, he will often spam an attack while saying "You/they can't penetrate this wall of (weapon)".
    • "You son of a bitch!"
    • From Sonic Adventure DX: "HaCHIkaaaannn~"
    • He often comments on how a stressful situation or bad game is "giving [him] agita."
    • Although it's not super common, if Dan is playing a game that he doesn't "get" at first, expect a "Now we are cooking with gas".
    • When Game Grumps VS happens he'll often manage to slip in a cry of "WE'RE PLAYING THE FEUD!"
    • "It's the best/worst."
    • Phrase Catcher: This exchange whenever they bring up their social media manager, Byron:
    Danny: Oh yeah, Ninja Byron!
    Arin: HE'S NOT A NINJA!
  • Celeb Crush: With Cameron Diaz. Also anybody else who was in a relationship with Justin Timberlake, apparently, but Cameron Diaz in particular has been mentioned several times.
  • Cerebus Retcon: When he first mentioned going to France as a foreign exchange student, it was treated as just another one of Dan's wacky moments from his past. Later on, it's revealed that Dan suffered through depression during his younger years, and his trip to France was the final moments of his personal arc of getting through it.
  • Character Development: When he first became Not-So-Grump, Arin's homoerotic teasing made him uncomfortable and he was always quick to affirm that he wasn't gay. Almost three years later, he's straight-up said, "What if we just fucked one day?" and even made Arin flabbergasted by the suggestion of "giving each other hot blowies."
    • Joked about when Danny and Arin talks about being weirded out by older videos where their voices and mannerisms were different, especially those early videos where Danny sounded a lot like that JonTron guy.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Being a friend of Ego, he was mentioned several times in the show prior to his promoted Grump status.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Seems you can't be a Grump without it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In part 35 of Super Mario Sunshine, after Arin has his mental breakdown where he rambles on about crack cocaine, selling his body for cash to pay for said cocaine, being fucked in the ass and comparing it all to the game.
    Danny: "You covered a lot of ground there...all I heard was, like, 'butthole'."
  • Cosplay: Has cosplayed, but only Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, or "scraggly Jew". There has been some fan speculation Spike is Jewish himself, though.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: His favorite color is blue, and he'll always go for the blue option of clothing in video games he plays. He's even wearing blue in most Ninja Sex party videos, and in Starbomb.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Compared to Jon and Arin anyways. The games they play so far tend to be ones he is incredibly familiar with or has been playing multiple times days before. This seems to have drastically lowered the amount of one-offs ending with confusion from the players.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He demonstrates impressive and extraordinary skill in older games from the NES, SNES and DOS eras of gaming, but has very little skill in any game made after that point. On a video game show, this leads to him laying back passively while Arin plays, and every once in a while impressing the audience by playing an older game really well.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In general, any time Danny sees something cute, he's VERY quick to start fawning over it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He struggled with mental illness in his late teens/twenties, but came out of it better than ever.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: During their Versus mirror match in Ballz between Divine and Divine. The "combat grunts" end up arousing him more than you'd expect from characters Arin says "look llike Dippin' Dots."
    "Let's end this episode, so I can go do some things alone..."
    • Later during Wind Waker, they come across a photoshop of Karen Vi nude on Google images, leading them both to want to pretend it's her. Dan says he wants to go "pretend in the other room".
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In the Steam Train shirt advert:
    Danny: "That's a sweet shirt Ross, but talking won't make our dinner faster! That's a sweet shirt."
    • Also in the Game Grumps for Charity! video:
    Danny: (listing games to play) We've got Glover, uhh, Glover, um, here's a Glover.
    Arin: (sarcastically) Do we have any Glover?
    Danny: Let me check. No, I don't see- [holds up seven Glover cartridges] OH MY GOD!
  • Determinator: It seems to take a LOT more to get him to rage quit a game than it took Jon. He also beats them a lot faster.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In a Ninja Sex Party video (also starring Jon, Ross, and Barry), the ending has a split second image depicting Danny, Brian and Arin's band, Starbomb, which would not be announced properly until December. However, as Steam Train hadn't begun and Jon hadn't left, it also foreshadows Danny's collaboration with Arin on Game Grumps.
  • Embarrassing First Name: While he always goes by the name Dan, which is his middle name, he reveals in this video that Daniel is actually his middle name, and Leigh (pronounced "Lee") is his actual first name, which he dislikes for being spelled in a feminine way.
  • Emo Teen: He potrays one in the I Burgie Burgie and All Hail Burgie commercials.
  • Erotic Eating: In Steam Train, he asks Ross if he's ever had sex with food involved. Ross answers no, which makes Danny admit ashamedly that he's had relations with a woman with whip cream involved. And he fucked a cantaloupe once.
  • Establishing Character Moment: 'You Piccadilly WHOOOOOORE!', he says as he bumps action figures of Cyborg009 together. There's also his first outing in the Grump field, where the first few seconds into Punch-Out!!, there's a loud burp from him.
    • Mayor Luigi is considered by many his breakout moment that firmly established him as a worthy successor to the Not-So-Grump title.
  • Ethical Slut: Danny is very honest about his sexual history. He admits that he can't seem to hold relationships, and in the Singles Train special he admits he doesn't mind being single. That said, he still has standards about honesty and isn't against monogamy, saying he admires people such as his parents and grandparents for being together and genuinely in love with each other for so many years.
    • Recently he said (on top of not doing relationships) he gets antsy if he goes longer than a month without sex. By contrast, when a fan proposed to his long-time girlfriend at the Game Grumps PAX panel, Dan was squeeing more than anyone else on stage.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Danny has quite the fan following of more than just women.
    I gave my wife a hall pass, she chose Danny. She gave me a pass, I also chose Danny - Youtube comment on NSP's Def Leppard cover.
  • Expansion Pack Past: Almost every episode Danny is in contains a funny or interesting story from his past, which is quite complicated and varied. A small few notable examples are his studying of flowers in France, wrestling in Alligator while stoned in the everglades, and having his Bar Mitzvah in Israel.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Not in real life but he makes a lot of jokes about him being one which ties in with his Danny Sexbang persona. A notable example is from the beginning of Steam Train's Barbie Dreamhouse Party playthrough.
    Danny: I would fuck everything on this screen including the animals and the bicycle! note 
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: In regards to video games, at least. He stopped playing video games for a long time and hasn't kept up with video games since then, so he missed out on a lot of stuff and as such is often astounded whenever they play newer games such as Bloodborne or Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He's eaten some questionable things in his life, including chapstick, Play-Doh and entire bowls of Lucky Charms marshmallows.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Arin's Foolish.
  • Forgetful Jones: Is notoriously forgetful, viewers noticing if two particular games were being played on the same day, Danny very well may start telling the exact same story in both episodes. For the most part Arin just plays along, although he will occasionally call Danny out on it ... only for Danny to say 'whatever' and tell it again anyway.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Arin pulls this on him in Kirby's Epic Yarn part 23 after he continues to refer to the Waddle Dees as monkeys despite Arin telling him their real name over and over. Naturally, it's immediately Played for Laughs and turns into a discussion over Danny's name.
    Danny: Goddamn these firemen monkeys.
    Arin: [beat] Dammit, Daniel! [Danny is laughing] Daniel. S. Sexbang.
    Danny: Daniel Y Sexbang.
    Arin: "Daniel Y?"
    Danny: My middle name is "You," so the "Danny Sexbang" name can be enveloping "you" in a sensual manner when you say my name. Know what I'm saying?note 
    Arin: "Daniel U?"
    Danny: "Daniel You Sexbang." Y-O-U.
    Arin: I don't get it [Danny sighs]. Oh! So your name is enveloping "you!"
    Danny: Yes!
    Arin: A-ha!
    [Less than a minute later after laughing over this]
    Arin: Get your fuckin' ass up here, I swear to god[...] These monkeys are not gonna throw themselves.
    Danny: Oh, yay! See, they're monkeys!
  • Gasshole: Just like Arin, he burps frequently.
  • Gender-Blender Name: His actual first name, Leigh, pronounced "Lee" but spelled in the feminine way. Hence why he goes by his middle name, Dan.
  • Genre Blind: After the last episode of their Gradius V playthrough is done, he and Arin spout inane car facts until Danny asks if this will be part of the episode. Even though discussions like these have been heard over the end slate for as long as there's been an end slate, it doesn't occur to him until Arin points it out that that's probably what will happen with this conversation.
  • Graceful Loser: He's no Sore Loser. There probably isn't a defeat that can keep him down for long.
  • Guyliner: He's worn heavy eyeliner in the Burgie skits and while performing with Ninja Sex Party; the general consensus among fangirls is sparkling approval.
    • And then there's that time he just decided to have a makeup artist give him very pretty eyes just because he could.
  • Hardboiled Detective: During the Mycaruba T-shirt ad, entirely filmed as a film noir.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Zigzagged, he is perfectly willing to play along every so often with Arin's very ambiguously gay humor ... but is more often than not the first one to blink and shut it down, or remind the audience that he does, indeed, only like girls. To be fair, Danny sort of has to invoke his trope when he engages in a game of Gay Chicken with someone so willing to take it as far as he needs to to win, like Arin.
  • I Call Him "Mr. Happy": He named his nuts Alpha and Omega, and his penis Excalibur.
  • Insult Backfire: If Ross makes fun of him for being cheap, because he's Jewish, he'll embrace it every time.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • Just as Jon often used "Legitimately" and got made fun of in both comments section and by his friends, Danny comes to the same realization with his catchphrase "Totally". The conversations discussing both are nearly identical.
    • Jon, a big fan of the Alien movies, repeatedly expressed shock that Arin had never seen Aliens. Sure enough, in the first episode of Journey to Silius, Danny finds out that Arin (still) hasn't seen it. The conversations are almost identical.
    • In Super Mario Sunshine, Danny has to deal with Arin having multiple nervous breakdowns, much like Jon did during Sonic '06.
  • Hidden Depths: The amount of literary references he makes shows that he is fairly well-read.
  • It's All About Me: Whenever he starts a tangent about himself, he'll interrupt whatever topic his co-host is on to finish it. One notable exception is his hooker story in Leisure Suit Larry, which he kept forgetting to finish.
  • Keet: Generally a very whimsical and animated fellow who doesn't anger easily. So far only Ross has been able to successfully troll him via reading some Ninja Sex Party fan fiction that involved Ninja Brian giving him a blow job.
    • Even when brought to the point of angrily giving up with Super Mario Maker levels designed to troll, Danny is still laughing good-naturedly as he cusses out Ross and threatens him with death for making them.
    • In Zelda II, there is a rare case of Dan absolutely irate:
      Dan: WOULD YOU BREAK, YOU FUCKING BLOCK?
  • Large Ham: Again, looks like you can't be a Grump without it.
  • Legacy Character: Adopts the title of Not-So-Grump in the intro.
  • The Load: He is utterly incompetent at Kirby's Epic Yarn, as well as Rescue Rangers.
    • When they played Portal 2 Arin completely carried Dan throughout the early levels. He helped more with problem solving later, but Arin was in control for basically all of it.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He seems to be the only one who has no idea who 'Him' is during the Cards Against Humanity episode of Table Flip.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: On the border of this. It seems like he brings up sexual topics and stories much more frequently than the other Grumps. He is Danny Sexbang, after all. He acknowledges this himself, calling himself a slut.
    • If his stories he tells Arin and Ross are true, he can pretty much definitely be this. He's been invited into at least two threesomes, took part in one of them, experiments with food, dislikes being in long-term relationships, and was invited into a secret orgy club for beautiful people.
    • Funnily enough, he once explained how he was a late bloomer who didn't have sex until he was 23, which surprised a lot of people because of his current personality.
  • Magnetic Hero: Because of his friendly personality, empathetic qualities, comedy chops, and musical talent, pretty much everyone likes or is friends with Dan. Taken to the logical extreme when Markiplier and Jacksepticeye (both of whom have three times the YouTube followers the Grumps do) talk about him all the time. Hanging out with Dan was one of Jack's top priorities when he was visiting from his native Ireland. Even during the initial awkwardness of JonTron leaving the channel, Jon had nothing but nice things to say about Dan and said he missed hanging out with him.
  • Messy Hair: Seems to get more and more unwieldy with each appearance. During a Q and A video on Polaris he spent quite some time casually adjusting his thick giant hair into increasingly ridiculous shapes.
  • Meta Guy: Is becoming this in his guest appearances on Table Flip. In the first Cards Against Humanity, he's the only one who questions the sudden appearance of 'Him'. In the second episode, he lampshades how Arin was killed in the previous episode. Both times, no-one else seems to notice or otherwise be bothered by either of these facts.
    • On Game Grumps as well, he tends to explain the schedule they use to film things, and various behind the scenes aspects of the show to the audience, much to Arin's displeasure of keeping these aspects mysterious and unknown.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Tall, skinny, and pretty to begin with, but he sometimes likes to wear very little clothing in NSP videos (and elsewhere) and just randomly strip to the waist at concerts. A lot of screaming ensues.
  • Nerd Glasses: Just bought some. Rather Adorkable, really.
  • Nice Guy: With Arin and the fandom. The only exception is with Ross.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, he has an embarrassing story about going to New Orleans and spending $700 on strippers and champagne. But because the game interrupted him in the middle of it, we'll probably never hear it.
    • Subverted when we do eventually hear the rest of the story, thanks to Ross' insistence. After several interrupted opportunities, the story was finally told two episodes later.
  • N-Word Privileges: Dan opens up his Castle Crashers video warning that he's Jewish, so he will probably be making a lot of Jewish jokes. Even on the show in general, he's thrown around terms like "kike" and "shifty-eyed Heb" as a joke.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's at least 6 years older than Arin, and possibly more, which has lead Arin to joke about their age difference. Parodied in Kirby's Epic Yarn when he talks about Tommy Ray Handley,
    Danny: Listen; I'm just trying to keep the dream alive. From the 1920s. Of everybody's favorite pugilist.
    Arin: You mean when you were 47?
    Danny: Yes, when I was 47, yes. I am...let me do some quick math...380 years old.
    • For those who are curious, his birthday is March 14, 1979. He is now 40 years old. He even had to use his then-current age (34) while playing Smarty Pants as putting in a false older age gave him questions he was unprepared for.
  • Out of Focus: He's been conspicuously absent from Steam Train for a good part of 2014, with his only appearances usually occurring alongside Arin's 'hijackings'. Most of the other episodes have been just Arin and Ross exclusively.
    • With the anniversary of Steam Train they updated the intro to convey the show is more centered on "Ross with a guest" than specifically "Ross and Danny" because of this.
    • Grumpcade started in January 2015. Danny didn't appear in a episode until November of the same year.
      • He wasn't even there for the announcement of Grumpcade, he had to be edited in later.
    • And now he finally came back to film King's Quest. It was even Lampshaded by Ross.
  • Only Sane Man: During Table Flip, he is the only person who is at all concerned that a mysterious unnamed figure in black appears when summoned and then leaves a loaded gun on the table.
    Danny: HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD? Like, who IS that guy?!
    Barry: (ignoring him) Whose turn is it?
    Danny throws his cards on the table.
    • In his second appearance on the show, he asks Arin how he's still alive if he was shot in the last episode. Again, everyone overtly ignores the question.
    • In the February 17th, 2015 Game Grumps T-shirt ad, he's the only one weirded out by the others throwing stuff at the T-shirt instead of wearing it.
  • Papa Bear: In Dead Rising 2, he's more concerned about Katy's wellbeing than Arin.
  • Perpetual Smiler: An audible example: despite all the various emotions he displays on Game Grumps, he generally always sounds jovial, even when pissed off. He admits it takes a lot to get him to become genuinely mad.
    • He brings up in Super Mario Sunshine Part 38 that even when he's genuinely mad, it has trouble getting across in an audible way, because he simply doesn't shout (he tends more to seethe). However, he can be heard losing his mind in the finale of Strider.
    • He sometimes gets noticeably frustrated with Ross during some Steam Train playthroughs, but even then it's very light and unnoticeable.
  • Pretty Boy: His Messy Hair, cute smile and nice eyes makes him popular on Tumblr.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Suffers one at the hands of Arin the Bandit, whenever he takes over Danny's position on Steam Train.
  • Private Detective: In the Mycaruba T-shirt ad.
  • Raging Stiffie: Right at the start of the infamous Battle Kid finale, he announced that he had an erection for no apparent reason. Since he wrote the song No Reason Boner, we can assume this is common, like that time he turned himself on and then had to hug a lady friend (who he only had platonic relations with) goodbye.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Dan explained on Reddit that his disappearances from Steam Train/Steam Rolled during 2013 were because he was dividing his time between a full-time day job, Game Grumps, Ninja Sex Party, Starbomb, and other projects he was working on. Needless to say, he was very busy and needed a break once in a while. He eventually came back, though he has since gone Out of Focus again for reasons unknown, despite having apparently quit his day job specifically to focus on Game Grumps.
    • There have been several episodes where Arin has had to record solo due to Dan being unable to join him; this has sometimes happened because of illness on Dan's part, but also because of conflicts with a much busier touring schedule now that Ninja Sex Party has become increasingly popular.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In terms of playstyle he's typically more of a red oni, as he's more unfocused and likely to just mess around, and normally only plays games himself that can be completed in a couple hours (not to mention he prefers to play games he's actually beaten before). However, in terms of personality he's very much a blue oni compared to Arin, as he normally comes off very relaxed and jovial, and rarely reacts to anything in actual anger, normally amusement to annoyance instead.
  • Repetitive Name: Dan Avidan.
    • It's only made funnier when you consider the names of his father (Avi Avidan) and his sister (Dana Avidan). It would appear that the Avidan family loves their 'da-' and 'avi-' sounds.
  • Replacement Goldfish: When Arin, Barry and Suzy cry over the lack of Jon, Danny steps in to replace him.
  • Retro Gaming: While Jon and Arin enjoy older games, Danny's affinity for them is a lot more apparent. The first ten games played on the show since his arrival are all NES games. It's been acknowledged on the show that Retro games are really the only games he's good at.
  • Running Gag: Throwing wolfjob into a joke out of nowhere. At this point it has its own running gag, where instead of using the original image, Barry uses images of wolves photoshopped in ways to imply that they have jobs (EG: a firefighter with a wolf's head in Skyrim)
  • Sanity Slippage: He averts it most of the time unlike Arin or Ross but it is very much played straight in Action Girls Racing where its very clear he's losing it.
    • Super Mario Maker has Dan slowly losing his mind thanks to Ross's combining Nintendo hard with his Trolling nature.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Sometimes uses it with Ross, though when he's being serious and genuinely sarcastic can be hard to pick out.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a scar on his right eyebrow that has become very iconic. He got it from falling off of a box at the age of 3, though he initially claimed it was from a fight with a puma.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Throws a tantrum and runs off after Suzy informs him he they won't logistically be able to film on the moon.
    • Pulls this again after being eliminated from the Rayman Legends tournament.
    • He threatens this during his breakdown in Wheel of Fortune, but comes back and actually ends up winning the round.
    • And in Guild Grumps, he leaves on Day 3 after being overwhelmed with WoW and Starbomb.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Ninja Sex Party videos have shown off his truly unlimited wardrobe.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Danny's sister used to punch him as a child. When it finally started to hurt as she got older and stronger, he called in his dad, who told him to 'hit her back.' Danny punched her right in the back, causing her to cry. Apparently his dad didn't mean to do it unprovoked. This was the first and last time he ever laid a hand on his sister because her crying upset him so much.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: His speaking, contrasted to Jon's Malaproper, is to say things in a very proper and formal manner. The type of things discussed on the show are unchanged, leading to this.
  • The Starscream: After Arin gets hit in the stomach in the February 16, 2015 T-shirt ad, Danny proclaims that he'll be both "Grump" and "Not So Grump".
  • The Stoner:
    • While he states he doesn't do drugs anymore, he makes it clear he's had a history with marijuana. Certain stories involve him being stoned, such as the story of the time he wrestled an alligator in the everglades. He also regularly lampshades how he doesn't blame people for mistaking him as a pothead.
    • In the first episode of Skyrim, Dan admits at twenty-four his life was basically smoking pot and playing lots of Morrowind.
  • Straight Man: After replacing Jon, he took up this role from Arin.
  • Super Gullible: Dan is very easy to lie to and screw around with, and his friends know this. For example, Ross told him that Lucario was not a character from Pokemon, but the fursona of a kid who was a huge Smash Brothers fan and his dying wish was for his fursona to be a playable character in the game, and that his real name was Blueberry Coyote. Dan actually believed this, and wanted to know if the kid at least got to see his fursona in Smash Brothers before he died.
  • Sweet Tooth: In his own words, he eats like a disgusting person who has 5 years to live.
  • The Teetotaler: Has stated he can't drink due to an unspecified illness.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: During Wheel of Fortune, Danny keeps going on about how angry he is about the fact he keeps spinning 'Lose a Turn' spaces, usually while stifling a laugh.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: In the original intro of Steam Train videos starring only Arin and Ross, Danny gets shot in the head by Arin in the intro of every one.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Danny admits he's only really good at playing video games from the NES, SNES and DOS era, which has led to either him laying back passively and commenting while Arin plays the game, or the Grumps going out of their way to play a lot of older games so that he has a turn.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Skittles.
    • Part 6 of Mega Man 2 confirms it by actually having him stating that they're his sole "vice," due to the fact that he doesn't do drugs and can't drink alcohol for a while because of an illness.
    • When someone posted this picture on Reddit and titled it 'I think I found Danny's perfect woman', Danny himself responded with:
    Danny: There's a woman in this video?
    • He jokingly said that, thanks to the sheer amount of skittles that he gets from fans, he now has a lifetime supply.
  • Tranquil Fury: Unlike Arin, who screams and speaks in Angrish when angry, when Danny is angry his voice becomes softer and defeated, best seen in Punch-Out and Super Mario Maker.
  • Unfortunate Names: When losing at You Don't Know Jack, he receives the consolation prize of being referred to as "Fucbad" (pronounced Fuck-Bad) for 5 hours.
    • After the loser of You Don't Know Jack is revealed to receive the prize of being referred to as "Fucbad", some fans insist on calling him that long after.
  • Unkempt Beauty: He's very attractive, but a common joke is that he's some homeless guy who wandered into the Grump's office and they let him stay.
  • Verbal Tic: If you take note of how often he says "like" in a single sentence, it becomes pretty evident.
    Well that's the thing, like, if they're evolutionarily designed to fight like that, like, 'what the fuck'? Like, I guess they must be shielded from it in some way. Like maybe they have thicker skulls or something?
    • Dan also makes a recognizable half-retching noise mid-sentence on many occasions. According to him, it's because he "feels things strongly" and uses the awkwardness of that noise to kill the mood of a discussion that gets too serious.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ross on Steam Train. Lampshaded in the third episode of Super Metroid: as they were talking about Steam Train, Danny admitted that even though he loves Ross like a brother, he can drive him insane sometimes.
    • Increasingly has become this with Arin, being (jokingly) ridiculed and called an idiot more and more lately.
  • Why Did it Have to be Sharks?: He doesn't like sharks. This makes playing games like Endless Ocean and its sequel much more fun.
  • Yiddish as a Second Language: Averted. His father is Israeli, so he speaks no Yiddish (his Hebrew is pretty rusty as well, but that's neither here nor there).
  • Younger Than He Looks: In the I Burgie Burgie and All Hail Burgie commercials he portrays himself as being an angsty emo teen who is 15 years old.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Singles Train 2016 went from being a shitty playthrough to a fairly deep conversation between Kevin and Dan, in which Dan revealed that he's cheated on some of his girlfriends before. He explained that it was almost 15 years ago and the product of him not loving himself or the women he was with, and emphasized that people need to be honest with themselves and their significant others, too.

    Ross O'Donovan (RubberRoss) 
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He bought too many games. Now we gotta play them all.
"I open my mouth and then things bad happen."

The other half of Steam Train, along with Danny. Also makes animations on his channel.

  • Adorkable: Just watch any episode of Steam Rolled, or his run of VVVVVV with Arin.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: He made it all the way to the finals in the Table Flip Poker Championship, and was responsible for every single bust along the way, before finally losing to Danny. Ross has never played a game of poker in his life.
  • Ascended Extra: In a sense. He was frequently mentioned by Jon and Arin as a joke long before he got a speaking role on the spin-off show Steam Train (here's an example). He was also a literal Extra in a T-Shirt commercial they did.
    • Jon jokingly broke into his house to obtain the cels for Dragon's Lair.
      Ross: Jon what the fuck are you doing in our house?!
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    • Ross mentions that, because he has ADD, he can't concentrate long enough to read books.
    • In the Skyrim playthrough, Danny and Ross have a quick conversation discussing his ADD and his medication. Quick, because Ross keeps getting distracted by something else or saying the opposite of what he just stated, which Danny acknowledges.
    • Forgot to tell the grumps in Guild Grump that they have special abilities that require more than buttonmashing though he thinks its not a big deal.
  • Audience Surrogate: Lately becoming more of this. With Arin developing several traits making him controversial with a portion of the fans, Ross has started calling him out on them (such as declaring the final round of a competitive game "winner takes all" and calling every thing "George".
  • Awesome Aussie
  • Big Bad: Of the Super Mario Maker videos, in a sense. (He's the one who made the levels, which he designed to be sadistically difficult.)
    • While they weren't unbeatable, they were difficult enough to earn Ross villainy points on other channels. Markiplier played Ross's levels in his run on Super Mario Maker, and Mark would eventually go into meltdown from the frustration and Rage Quit that series.
  • Blessed with Suck: In Castle Crashers. His power is mediocrity.
  • Blood Knight: He turns down Caesar's truce because he really wanted to kill him.
  • Blue Oni: To Danny.
    • In terms of temperament, he is. However, in terms of playstyle, Danny is more the Straight Man Blue Oni who wants to play the game correctly, and Ross is the Red Oni who occasionally (and intentionally) takes the dumbest path.
  • Blush Sticker: Notably on his Grump face, which no other Grump shares.
  • Body Horror: As a baby, he had his entire cheek slashed off by a cat, and he had to get it surgically reattached.
  • Born Lucky: According to Arin, whenever Ross rolls a die, it will show up with whatever number he wills it to. This proves true for most of Mario Party 4. At least until the final, most important tie-breaking die roll against Barry, which Ross fails horribly at.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: It's lampshaded by Danny when Ross uses the phrase "Eat a Dick."
  • Butt-Monkey: Even before he started on Steam Train, Arin and Jon made fun of him during their play sessions. Now he's the Grump collective's go-to guy for when someone needs to be made the whipping boy. It's so bad Arin and Danny make fun of him on their show when Ross isn't even around.
  • Catchphrase: Choo-choo!
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first episodes of Steam Train, with Castle Crashers and Hotline Miami, the dynamic between Ross and Danny seemed to be completely Vitriolic Best Buds, insulting each other's nationalities mutually (Ross making fun of Danny's Judaism, and Danny making fun of Ross being Australian). This relationship was phased out pretty quickly in favor of a one-sided abusive relationship towards Ross, and for being bad at video games instead of for his nationality. And just recently we're seeing more of his Troll-ish nature, like spitefully screwing over other players in multiplayer games, and playing up his Manchild tendencies for laughs.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's a friend of both Arin and Jon, so long before his appearance on the show they mentioned him frequently. They made fun of him for being Australian. Now he's in the spin-off. He has also made a brief physical appearance in a Game Grumps T-Shirt commercial.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His "Rossisms", his strange philosophy. For example: "Genius in ignorance, could technically be called out-gnorance." When compared to the others (who take frequent trips to cuckooland themselves) everything he says is this.
  • Cool Car: His wife owns a DeLorean.
  • Crazy-Prepared: In Skyrim, Ross has memorized a ton of exploits and glitches to progress through the game faster, plays the game before to test most of them before the show, and has an extremely meticulous and detailed list so he can keep track of them. Danny mentions that the level of preparation he has undergone is very unusual for his usual level of disorganization.
    • Shows up in full force with Guild Grumps, where Ross gets the other Grumps to play World of Warcraft, a game and a franchise about which he's incredibly passionate. In the first episode he's prepared a mind-blowing slate of information to introduce the group to their characters' classes and the Warcraft lore. This is Subverted later in Guild Grumps when it was reveled Ross had only shown them one pat of the game not realizing they might enjoy other aspects and also forgot to tell them they have special abilities they can use.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Much like Arin, he's almost always seen barefooted in the live-action videos.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the May 2013 t-shirt commercial.
    • Even earlier than that, he showed up on screen in Pocky and Rocky Part 4 in the footage of Jon's birthday. Even back then he was still the Butt-Monkey, as he gets hits by the camera.
  • The Everyman: Subverted. Ross might appear at first to be laid back without the same level of hyperactivity that Arin and Dan possess, and might even seem average and level headed at first, it really doesn't take long to realize he's quite a troll with a bizarre outlook on the world.
  • Fantastic Racism: He has a huge disdain towards stingrays, because they're 'fucking murderers', likely a reference to Steve Irwin.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In the Duck Dynasty Game, Ross expresses his disgust with hunting and hates the idea of being forced to shoot Ducks. This same disgust for hunting is strangely absent in their playthrough of Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Played up in the "Goddammit Ross" T-shirt ad, and he's constantly being insulted by the other Grumps even when he's not around. Subverted ultimately, when the insulting is almost always followed up with "I love Ross, he's such a great guy" or something to that effect.
    Danny: I have never loved anyone who is so infuriating in so many different situations.
  • Responsible Sibling: To Danny's Foolish.
  • Funny Foreigner: From Australia, which leads to many jokes about his accent. He also occasionally plays up his lack of knowledge about the United States, knowing nothing about the geography or customs of the country (and believing the first president was George Bushington)
  • The Gadfly: Loves to troll his friends when he fails a game or otherwise gets the chance. According to Dan, he's even a self-admitted sadist.
  • Gasshole: He also burps just as much as Arin and Danny.
  • General Failure: The entire Guild Grumps miniseries could be considered a testament to Ross' lack of leadership skills. For the first few episodes he forces the other Grumps to complete quests in order to grind exp without letting them do anything else, which quickly wears down everyone's morale and ends with Danny quitting prematurely. Their attempts to take down Warlords of Draenors first boss ends with them all getting curb-stomped again and again and results in Suzy leaving as well. The fourth episode in which Holly joins the group reveals the source of most of the Grumps problems with the game: Ross never actually taught any of them how to play. For the past four episodes the Grumps had just been hitting buttons at random, thinking that was all there was to the game. Even worse, Ross forgot to inform Arin, their tank, that he had buffs which could have helped the boss fight from the previous day go much smoother. Upon learning all of this, Arin and Barry are both suitably pissed and Holly is downright exasperated at how Ross has been leading them.
  • Hidden Depths: Their Monster Hunter and Skyrim playthroughs show that Ross can be a very educated and disciplined gamer when he chooses to be...it's just that he just usually doesn't.
    • Certain playthroughs, like Drunken Robot Pornography and Amazing Princess Sarah, especially with Barry, he's shown to be a very calm and interested exploring game design, and seriously analyzing aspects of a game.
    • According to Dan, Ross can suddenly become very eloquent when talking about something he cares about, such as animation.
    • Pokemon Art Academy has shown more of his depth with him spending over 20 minutes on most episodes drawing Pokemon even though they're ridiculous because, as he explained, his real passion is being an artist and an animator and that he loves video games but they're not his passion.
    • Anytime he and Dan play Sierra games, Ross is usually calm and not as trollish as he normally is.
    • The Entire Undertale playthrough, as Ross is the one to suggest for Barry to play the pacifist path rather than the genocide and he clearly loves every aspect of the game, particularly the brothers Sans and Papyrus.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has the only Grump face that has an eye colour other than black.
  • Jerkass: Played up in the Goddammit Ross T-shirt commercial, and in the Fortune Street Steam Rolled.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Has a black cat named Orph or Doctor Orpheus.
  • Land Downunder: Stereotypes of Australians are mentioned and disproven. Like the fact that they say "Prawns" instead of "shrimp".
  • Leave the Camera Running: He's been the subject of this kind of gag in two seperate videos:
    • In the Ice Bucket Challenge video, he stays in the room long after everyone else runs out, even after they turn the lights off.
    • At the end of the music video in Stout Train 2017, he remains in freeze frame after everyone else resumes normal conversation.
  • The Leader: Ross tried to get the others to play World of Warcraft (during the Guild Grumps run), only for the situation to spiral very quickly out of his control even as he tried to force it very quickly into what he wanted to do. It was a glorious disaster.
  • The Load: In most games, handing Ross the controller is almost certainly going to doom the Grumps to failure. Notable in Steam Train's VVVVVV playthrough, where Arin needs to take away control from Ross in order for any progression to be made.
    • Fortune Street Part 10 is specifically named "ROSS PRESS TWO." Ross had been losing the game and was intentionally slowing progress by not confirming the onscreen messages (pressing 2 on a Wii remote) to the point where halfway through the video he's pushed off the couch and Arin forcibly takes the controller from him in order to end his turn.
    • The Goddamnit Ross t-shirt commercial plays him up as this for laughs.
  • The Loonie: If there's a silly and probably unlikely to succeed method of progression, Ross will probably be for it.
  • Manchild: Ross' usual demeanor is very immature and child-like. Just watch him in the Fortune Street Steam Rolled episodes. Taken Up to Eleven in the Goddamnit Ross t-shirt commercial, especially when he asks Suzy for some milk.
  • Meta Guy: He has started acknowledging, and making fun of, potentially seen flaws in the show.
  • The Millstone: Particularly in their VVVVVV play through, where Arin needs to confiscate the controls from Ross for any progress to be made in the game.
  • Moment Killer: He tells a story of how he was having a romantic moment with his wife, and ruins it himself by bringing up David Tennant.
  • Most Annoying Sound: invoked Ross's voice, according to Danny.
  • Never My Fault: He barley blames himself over the rest of the grumps getting frustrated in Guild Grumps with WoW even after it was revealed he hadn't taught them their proper abilities and only showed them one aspect of the larger game.
  • Nice Guy: Arin and Danny mention at one point that he's an extremely accommodating guy, which they then exaggerate for comedic effect.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: As mentioned above, his Grump-face possesses a lot of features that Arin's, Jon's and Danny's don't, including slightly more realistic eyes.
  • Not the Way It Is Meant to Be Played: For the Skyrim playthrough, he utilizes a lot of exploits and Speedrun tactics to get through the game as fast as he can. He's not doing a speedrun himself which allows him to not time himself and occasionally do things to make the video more interesting. He just wants to show off the unusual way of playing the game.
  • Only Sane Man: In Guild Grumps, he's the one seriously trying to play World of Warcraft while the others goof around and mess with him. Ross says "it was like herding cats" and claims that he's seen seven-year-olds who played the game better than them.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Apparently, seeing Ross sad makes you KNOW something went horribly wrong.
    Danny: There is nothing more heartbreaking than a sad Ross.
  • Opposites Attract: With his wife Holly, She is very professional when it comes to her work and while she can be silly she is very in controlled and tame about it while Ross is Ross.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the first episode of Table Flip as he was portraying (or at least cosplaying) the 10th Doctor, but he shoots Arin without a shadow of hesitation to win the game.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Joked in the Steam train Leisure Suit Larry playthrough, when he's asked who his favourite sexual partner is, he answers "Batman". It comes back to bite him in a hilarious way.
  • Phrase Catcher: God DAMMIT, Ross.
  • The Pollyanna: To the point where seeing him sad is apparently the most depressing thing you can see.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: It becomes apparent in their Hotline Miami playthrough that Ross sucks at making these.
  • Sadist: Considers himself one, though he's more of a Troll than anything else.
  • Sanity Slippage: You can see him him crossing into this as he does progressively worse and worse at Fortune Street.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: With Danny in the Rayman Legends tournament after they lose.
  • Self-Deprecation: He sometimes gets in on his own Butt-Monkey status.
    Arin: (after winning in Mario Party alongside/despite Ross) I have no sense of satisfaction. Ross is a FUCKING IDOT! [Beat] Sorry, buddy.
    Ross: It's alright, man.
    Arin: But it's true.
    Ross: I know, it's true.
  • Shipper on Deck: While playing The Sims 4 and creating Dan and Arin, he immediately proceeded to get them to start dating. Upon seeing them kiss for the first time, he acknowledged it was actually pretty cute to watch.
  • Sore Loser: In the Game Grumps AMA, this is revealed to be the reason why despite everyone being very good friends with him, he is labeled as obnoxiously infuriating and the group Butt-Monkey. His tendencies are brought to light in the Fortune Street videos, and early on Suzy and Arin had reservations of playing this with Ross due to his actions when they all played the game previously.
    • One of the earlier onscreen indicators of this would be their Civilization run which ended when Ross in a stress-and-rage induced fury decided to kick at the computer and accidentally crashed the game.
  • Starving Artist: He jokes that, being an animator, he has no money.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: What Danny tells Ross to do in the Steam Train shirt advert.
  • The Stoic: In the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, he takes his bucket like a man and just stands there with arms crossed (while everyone else is shivering).
  • Subverted Innocence: Ross mentions that this is what really scares him in Part 8 of Steam Train's DreadOut playthrough. He forgot about grasshoppers, it seems.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: When playing with Arin alone on Steam Train, he temporarily loses his Butt-Monkey status.
  • Tickle Torture: Inflicted by Holly in an attempt to keep him from monologuing. It does not work at first, and he keeps rambling in a high-pitched voice.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Milk is his, at least in the "Goddammit Ross" T-shirt commercial. Justified in a later episode where it turns out that due to a botched surgery when he was younger whenever he eats sugar he has to wash his mouth out with milk. With how much unhealthy food Arin and Suzy collect, his milk intake rapidly increases whenever he visits.
  • Tranquil Fury: After he loses the first round of the Rayman Legends Polaris tournament against Arin and Suzy, Ross looks like he's about to explode, but doesn't say anything.
    "Ross has gone into, like, silent anger. That it the most terrifying type of anger"
    -Danny
  • Troll: In retaliation of his Butt-Monkey status, Ross will intentionally start playing bad whenever he feels like it.
    • During their Space Quest playthrough, Ross reads Ninja Brian's Fanfic about giving Danny a blowjob, despite him objecting to it several times. Danny's anger only causes Ross to read more.
    • Ross tells the story about how, at PAX, he placed a Game Grumps sticker on Arin's back so that people would always instantly recognize him and stop him no matter where he's going. When Arin finally figures out what Ross has done, Arin gave him a death glare.
    • In the Game Grumps AMA, when asked "We all love Ross, but have you ever wanted to punch him for his excessive backseat gaming?", Danny and Arin explain that it isn't his backseat gaming that infuriates them, but his Trolling tendencies. Especially noted is his tendency to Troll people in multiplayer competitive games by influencing one side to have an advantage if he himself isn't going to win. We get to see an example of this in Fortune Street, when Ross spends the last part of it purposely wasting time to screw with the others, and then lands on Arin's squares specifically to screw Suzy over because she's winning.
    • Guild Grumps has to be a new record for him. He got all of them to play World of Warcraft on the Alliance side, just so he could switch sides and lead the Horde to kill them all in the last episode.
    • He also made brutal levels in Super Mario Maker for the sole purpose of seeing Arin and Dan (especially Dan) rage over them. Arin even mentions that when he played his first few levels and didn't find them as hard as he expected, Ross was "crushed".
    • Ross was the one who insisted Arin and Danny keep going on Doki Doki Literature Club!.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Danny on Steam Train.
    • Also with Arin. When asked "We all love Ross, but have you ever wanted to punch him for his excessive backseat gaming?", Arin answers a confident Yes before the question was even finished being read, so that he's answering "Yes" to wanting to punch Ross in general. "Any opportunity is a good opportunity to punch Ross".
  • Wild Card: The other way to say 'troll' once he starts losing he goes into chaos mode and messes with everything and everyone.
  • Why Did it Have to be Crickets?: Ross is afraid of crickets, and very similar looking bug monsters become Goddamn Bats during their Metal Slug 3 gameplay on Steam Train, causing him to temporarily freak out and lose his skills while fighting them. He admits it's an irrational fear, but that knowing that doesn't make it any less real.

    Suzy Berhow (Mortem3r / Meeperfish) 
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Old-fashioned games!

"I don't think we're going to be able to film on the moon, it's just not in the budget."

Suzy ("Suzy the Outlaw" on Steam Rolled) is the wife of Arin and the star of three Youtube channels, Meeperfish (an animation channel), Mortem3r (a channel giving advice on outfits, makeup and unboxing lootbags), and KittyKatGaming (a gaming channel where she's the main host), and has also claimed to be the Game Grumps secretary. She is also a fashion model. She previously made minor cameos in some episodes (part 4 of Chulip and Super Castlevania IV), but has since made a full-fledged appearance on Steam Rolled, and co-hosted the show Table Flip with Barry on Polaris and along with the other grumps appears on Grumpcade. She's also made a Game Grumps Animated on her Youtube channel.

  • A-Cup Angst: Subverted. She is perfectly content with her figure but a few different times said she wouldn't mind having a different figure such as Morrigan's from Darkstalkers in order to cosplay her.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Since no outfit is complete without Nice Shoes, a huge part of her fashion vlogs are about the shoes she buys. Some of her favorites are massive designer pumps that somehow don't induce Agony of the Feet.
  • Always Identical Twins: She actually has one who looks and sounds exactly like her. They do, however, dress and style themselves differently.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: For her 2016 April Fools' Day video on KittyKatGaming, she debuted a series called KittyKatASMR where she deliberately talks very quietly and sensually as her voice flows gently between the left and right channels. The comments on the video are a mix of turned on, freaked out, or both.
  • Ascended Extra/Bob from Accounting: Parodied in her intro in Steam Rolled, where she's seen balancing the Grumps' books and says they can't afford to do an episode on the moon. Cue Danny leaving in a huffy rage and Arin asking if she wants to take his place on the couch.
  • Battle Couple: With Arin in the Rayman Legends: Kung Foot Polaris tournament.
    • They're once again on the same team in Tiny Brains.
  • Beetle Mania: Most of the stuff she sells on etsy are made from insects, from butterfly wing necklaces to pinned beetles, flies, and the occasional scorpion. Contrast to Kevin, who is terrified of all bugs.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite coming off as a typical Girly Girl and being very sweet and polite to everyone, she has a mean streak. She sasses Danny and Ross something fierce during the Rayman Legends tournament, and makes a joke about 'stamping out' puppies during Mario Party 4.
    • Her winning streak through the majority of Fortune Street lets her be smug and enthusiastic while maintaining her usual polite demeanour. Usually.
    Ross: "Augh, this game is just going to bend me over."
    • Then there's this gem from the first episode of Table Flip:
    Danny: "Suzy, you're like the nice mom of the group. Like, 'all of you are so smart and good. This answer's going right up on the fridge.'"
    Suzy: "You guys are all gonna die before you're 40."
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's been mentioned by Arin, Jon, and Danny in several episodes and can even be heard in a few of them, but her role on the show dramatically increased with Steam Rolled.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: when given the chance she can be just as crazy as the rest of the grumps.
  • Cosmetic Catastrophe: Arin does this to her in one of her videos, "My Boyfriend Does My Makeup".
  • Covert Pervert: She was determined to sleep with everyone in her HuniePop playthrough and Really likes Snake's butt.
  • Crossover: With Game Grumps, in a sense. Her voice is briefly heard in one of their videos, just as their voice is heard in the background of a Mortem3r video. It makes sense, since they used to film at Her's and Arin's house before moving to the Studio that they currently use.
  • Cute and Psycho: Becoming steadily apparent as she appears more often in Steam Rolled, most recently threatening to cut off Ross's thumbs and using them to press the 2 button during Fortune Street.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She squees over the Boos in Mario Party 4 several times. The fact that she thinks they're adorable is the entire reason they play Boo's Haunted Mansion.
  • Day in the Limelight: Was featured instead of Danny in the Mario Party 4 Steam Rolled series, and every Steam Rolled after so far. Fortune Street especially counts as a Day in the Limelight because it's the first game where she completely crushes the competition.
    • Even more is Table Flip, the tabletop game spin-off show that she hosts along with Barry. The two even sing the theme song.
    • Another example is Date Grumps, uploaded on Valentines Day, where she temporarily replaces Danny and plays games she's specifically good at. It's the only 2 person Grumps show she's been on, and unlike Steam Rolled and Table Flip, she doesn't have to talk over a large group of people and can finally tell jokes and stories like everybody else.
    • Grumpcade as also allowed her to have more time to shine.
  • Domino Mask: Her Grump face has one, along with a fedora.
  • The Dreaded: In the Fortune Street playthrough on Steam Rolled, every single episode has a glum acknowledgement from everybody else that Suzy will definitely win in the end. Ultimately subverted as Arin wins.
  • The Fashionista: Her job as a model, in addition to doing Outfit Of the Day on her channel.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: Administered by Arin during Fortune Street.
  • Gamer Chick: On her channel, she seems equally excited as Arin about video game swag (perhaps even more so), and in this video they star in together, she brags she can beat him at every game (though her specialty is puzzle games and not fighting games). In Mortal Kombat, while she never plays against Arin, she does a lot better than he does.
    • She's also on the show playing games with Arin, Ross and Barry on Steam Rolled, and it's clear she's passionate about video games.
  • Girly Girl: Her channel is about make-up and fashion, which should tell you enough.
  • Gratuitous Panning: Her KittyKatASMR April Fools' Day video has her talking softly and sensually as her voice flows between the left and right channels to create the "real ASMR experience".
  • Happily Married: With Arin as of October 25, 2013. Arin discussed this with Jon before they married.
    Jon: "Do you just see a girl you wanna marry, because I'm worried for you if you're walking around being all like, 'I wanna marry her!"
    Arin: "No, not in public, in my house! Because she lives with me."
  • Hidden Depths: She's an avid taxidermist and has graduated from a three-week student course at an actual taxidermy school.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In the Game Grumps Reddit AMA, Arin and Dan call Suzy and Barry the glue that holds the channel together, and without them it would crumble.
  • Letters 2 Numbers: Suzy's main Youtube moniker, Mortem3r, with the 3 pronounced like an "E". Arin pronounces it Mortem-Three-er.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As a model, it's her job, but she tries not to objectify herself sexually. For example, with her skimpy cosplay of Quiet in episode 20 of MGS V, after a couple seconds she starts trying to look as gonky as possible before berating the audience for thinking they were going to see a sexy clip.
  • Nice Girl: Makes Dan tea during Super Castlevania IV.
    • Interrupts Arin and Ross during VVVVVV to ask if they want anything from Starbucks.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: During the Grumps' second 3 Ultimate session for Polaris, everyone else is fawning over how cute the Barroth is when its sleeping, comparing it to a sleeping dog that likes to roll in the mud. She casually spouts this one off:
    Little does he know, he'll never wake up again.
    • At the end of the tenth part of Fortune Street, she jokes about killing Ross and using his fingers to press buttons.
    • And in the Outlast playthrough, she's always eager to confront monsters and jump right into things. She serves as a foil to Barry, who just wants them to leave the asylum and go home.
    • In the Plants vs. Zombies Session, she expresses her preference of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens due to its much, MUCH darker themes than the Disney version.
  • Not So Above It All: While she can be considered the most normal of the grumps she is far from being totally normal having a dark sense of humor, saying how she wishes she could take amazing craps like guys and referring to Kiefer sutherland as a potato.
  • Official Couple: With Arin.
  • One of the Boys: Has outright said she considers herself as such.
  • Only Sane Woman: In The Stinger for the Table Flip promo.
    Suzy: You guys are fucking weird. *Beat. Looks at the camera and points at the guys* Weirdos.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She has two Youtube channels of her own with completely unique content, but rarely are the comments anything other than "She's Egoraptor's fiancée/wife?"
    • It seems to have started to be an averted trope as she has grown more popular since becoming a regular on Grumps.
  • Parenting the Husband: Jokingly invoked in part 35 of Super Mario Sunshine when Arin's having his mental breakdown.
    Danny: SUZY! I NEED AN ADULT!
    • Invoked again during the Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 finale, wherein Arin has yet another breakdown over being repeatedly rejected by Helena. Danny eventually has to try to console him with a hug, all the while calling for help.
    Danny: Suzy... Come get your man...
  • Perky Goth: She does taxidermy and her 2016 new year's resolution was "to wear more black and be creepier," but she's a peppy sweetheart through and through.
  • Precision F-Strike: She doesn't actually hold back her swearing, yet the comments section is usually filled with timestamps followed by "OMG SUZY SWEARED!" most likely due to her adorable voice. Just look at the comments in their Towerfall Steam Rolled.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Like Barry, she's now appearing on Steam Rolled and Steam Train.
  • Rip Van Winkle: Except instead of sleeping, it was deciding her outfit.
  • Sexy Secretary: Evokes this look in her introduction to Steam Rolled.
  • Shipper on Deck: Stated during a livestream that she ships Snake/Miller over Snake/Ocelot, and continued on the topic with Barry for a bit. During the Metal Gear Solid V playthrough, she also states that she feels that Snake "swings both ways" and has a love triangle going on between himself, Kaz and Ocelot.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Woman: In her HuniePop playthrough, which leads her and Arin to gravitate towards the nicer characters.
  • Team Mom: Seems to be one to the rest of the Grumps. She often interrupts recording sessions to get them coffee or food, and they regularly comment on how loving and attending she is to them.
    • Invoked and played for laughs in the Goddamnit Ross t-shirt commercial when Ross asks her for milk, acting like an ill-tempered child and treating Suzy like she's his mother.
    • Even further invoked in the Game Grumps 2014 Calendar commercial, where Arin and Suzy act as Father and Mother to Danny, Ross and Barry during a Christmas unwrapping.
    • In the first Cards Against Humanity game on Table Flip, Danny outright says Suzy's like 'the nice mom of the group.'
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female regular on the Game Grumps channel.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her first few playthroughs with Steam Rolled had her fall behind Barry and Arin in the competition, but crushes them all in Fortune Street. Though she still loses, sadly. Thanks a lot, Ross.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: She states that she's really good at Puzzle games, and it becomes clear she was telling the truth when Fortune Street finally comes around.
  • Too Much Information: Her first time on the show? To tell us Barry is pooping.
  • The Watson: Has little to no experience with Mario Party 4, and frequently asks for rules to be explained to her. However, this is generally a good thing considering that the others usually speed through or outright ignores instructions.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Engages in a surprising amount of shit-talking against Danny and Ross in the Rayman Legends tournament.
    Suzy: Anytime you wanna send (the ball) over here, Ross, I'm open.

    Brian Wecht (Ninja Brian) 
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He's killed infinite people on a livestream once. Click to see him without his mask. 

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The other half of Danny's band, Ninja Sex Party, as the silent Ninja Keyboardist. In reality, he's also a theoretical physicist. He's been mentioned on the show many times, and has appeared in Ross' advertisement for Steam Train; for a while he never spoke and only assumed a background role, but as of late has become a regular on Grumpcade. Has also composed the music for the Mycaruba Shirts promo video. On November 5th, 2015, he was finally put as an official member of Game Grumps.


  • The Ace: The Other Wiki lists the following occupations for Brian on his page: Musician, songwriter, comedian, record producer, Internet personality, writer, actor, social media manager and theoretical physicist. Basically, Brian's pretty damn versatile.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Zig-zagged. Originally they would talk about him more in-character, for example joking about him being psychotic and being able to teach them Ninjutsu. Lately, this has been subverted more often then not.
  • Ax-Crazy: As Ninja Brian.
  • Badass Beard: Over the course of April 2016, he grew a thick beard. The last time he grew one (about eight years ago) it was all black. Now he's got a lot more salt in his pepper.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a professor of theoretical physics, and as Ninja Brian has killed the Slenderman in a Ninja Sex Party video.
  • Badass Mustache: In early June, he shaved his chin, and then converted what remained into a bushy handlebar.
  • Berserk Button: Brian has an intense loathing of pseudoscience and other things that can't be proven, such as astrology, color therapy feng shui.
  • Blazing Inferno Hell Fire Sauce: According to this episode of Hot Pepper Gaming, Brian himself is the sauce.
  • Canon Immigrant: From Ninja Sex Party.
  • Crazy Awesome: A teacher of Theoretical Physics at the University of London, and yet he's made so many butt sex jokes on the NSP Twitter that he registered the domain "buttsex.info", which leads to the NSP YouTube page.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: As Ninja Brian, his deadly stare is one of his defining character traits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Big emphasis on deadpan, he keeps a very cool, monotonous tone while making fun of Arin, Danny, and Game Grumps as a whole.
  • Death Glare: This seems to be the only facial expression he's capable of.
  • The Dreaded: All the Grumps so far joke about his ability to kill them all instantly. He's apparently saving it for a rainy day.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Arin insults Brian, saying he's "not even a very good Ninja", only to immediately take it back.
  • Exposition Fairy: One episode of Steam train's Castle Crasher's playthrough has Brian whisper advice to the duo in order to complete a boss.
  • Gay Bravado: Writes Fan Fic about giving Danny a blowjob just to make him angry.
    • On the road during a Ninja Sex Party shoot, he asks Dan to call himself a "Sexy Widdle Baby" much to everybody else's amusement and Dan's own discomfort.
    • In fact, in the episode they discuss this, apparently Ninja Brian constantly sexually harasses Dan in many creative ways.
  • Genius Bonus: invoked He's able to point one out in Pacific Rim, where a chalkboard of elaborate equations apparently adds up to "1+2=3".
  • The Ghost: He has apparently been sitting with Danny and Ross through a lot of the Steam Train recordings, but has never spoken on the show.
  • Flipping the Bird: As Ninja Brian, considering he doesn't have many ways to show his rage and contempt as a silent character usually just refers to flipping off the audience when NSP does announcement videos.
  • Happily Married: Although it doesn't stop him from routinely sexually harassing Dan for the laughs.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Whenever he sees even the slightest excuse to begin "Math Grumps".
  • Insufferable Genius: He's not mean or bragging, but apparently Danny finds it annoying that he's smart enough to solve any math or science problem instantly. After he officially becomes a Grump, this trope is Played for Laughs.
  • The Loonie: Apparently, when asked to come up with a band name, he can up with a long list of 70. All of which were completely unusable. Examples include Placentimeter, Whitney Houston We Have a Problem, Wet, and Nope.
  • Magic Versus Science: Danny mentions that any supernatural claim, like psychics, piss him off because he is firmly on the science side, which is ironic considering in-character Brian uses psychic powers to blow up buildings. He's also pissed off by pseudoscience, like antioxidants and homeopathic remedies that claim to hold health benefits despite no evidence to support the claims. He does, however, like free radicals. Because they're radical.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Apparently, all of the Grumps' best jokes were from Brian, who held up cue cards for them to go off of.
  • Masochist's Meal: He guest hosts an episode of Hot Pepper Gaming, wherein he then eats a pepper whole, stem and all, silently reviews an entire game, doesn't blink his eyes for the whole duration of the three minutes or otherwise show any sign of being disturbed by the pepper he ate. Just to spite it, he then gives the pepper a 0/5 for hotness. And it was confirmed at the Magfest 12 Ninja Sex Party panel that Brian did in fact eat the pepper (unlike what a few theorized he did, believing he simply stuffed it in his mask) and the entire shot of him not blinking was NOT edited in any way.
  • Memetic Badass: Invoked as part of his character.
  • Neck Snap: Has a rather odd habit of neck snapping people who see him.
  • The Omnipotent: When a fan asked how many people Ninja Brian has murdered, he claimed to be able to see the entire universe from infinite past to infinite future.
    Brian: (So) the answer is infinity.
  • Parents as People: He's very frank about being a parent and won't bullshit anyone about it being easy or anything less than anxiety-inducing. Plus, the audience knows him more as Brian the professional weirdo than as Brian the dad.
  • The Silent Bob: As his character in Ninja Sex Party, they joke that he never speaks, and conveys every thought he wants to with his eyes alone.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: As a Theoretical Physicist and all-around smart guy, he's very well spoken (when he does speak), but the Ninja Sex Party twitter account, which he alone maintains, is mostly just various blunt sexual innuendos and many uses of "#butts" and "#buttsex" over and over.
  • Suddenly Voiced: During the Ninja Sex Party and Steam Train panel at Magfest 2014, he did break character and talk to answer some questions, though he did answer a few as if he were still in character.
  • Team Dad: Being the oldest Grump (5 years older than Danny), he's this by default. In Dr. Mario, he threatens to turn off the game music completely if Arin and Barry don't stop yelling about which track is better.
  • Troll: In real life, Brian is apparently this to Danny big time. Examples include 'The Beej' and the 'sexy widdle baby' story.
    • According to a story told during a Game Grumps livestream, his crowning moment of trolling Dan was when he got over two hundred people to text Dan the word "beej" at the exact same time. He described Dan's reaction as "genuinely offended" and apparently has it on video on his computer.
  • The Triple: The first sentence of his Twitter bio is "Musician, Comedian, Theoretical Physicist."
  • The Unsmile: He's got a knack for creepy smiles.

    Vernon Shaw (VernonShaw) 
One of the co-creators of Hot Pepper Gaming. Vernon was announced to be joining Team Grump on January 25, 2016 through social media, and had previously appeared on Table Flip. His role is on the creative/production side of things.

  • Adorkable: Oh, big time.
  • Aerith and Bob: Unlike everyone else, his internet/Twitter handle is just his name, not even a nickname like Danny's.
  • Asian and Nerdy: It's not immediately obvious, but he's half Filipino on his mother's side. And he's a huge dweeb.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: His role is to help everyone focus in on ideas in the midst of everything they have going on because, as Suzy puts it, the Grumps are too ADD and have too many projects.
  • Gay Bravado: Unlike Brian, who has the harassing/trolling type, Vernon's just hip to esoteric internet humor that usually manifests in calling the other men (mostly Brian) "daddy" and pretending to be obsessed with Dan.
  • Masochist's Meal: Naturally, as he helped create Hot Pepper Gaming.
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    Jack "The Intern" Walsh (JackWa1sh) 
A Northern Irish director and photographer who is responsible for the live action Grump work. He's really behind the scenes, more so than Vernon, and most often found on streams, candid videos, and on his own social media. Not to be confused with Jacksepticeye.

  • Drinking Game: For Stout Train 2016, he taught everyone present the douchiest drinking song/chant ever.
  • Hidden Depths: The intro for Stout Train 2017 revealed he has a LOVELY singing voice. Who knew?
  • One Steve Limit: When Jack first joined the team, Ross thought that he was going to meet Jacksepticeye, whose real name is Sean. Whoops.
  • Perma-Stubble: He's a little bit beardy, but nothing bushy. His Grump Head has a solid beard.

    Brent 

The behind-the-scenes manager for the Grumps. Just like Grant, he doesn't appear in any episodes, is rarely mentioned, and appears in various live streams. His duties are basically to keep the Grumps on track and organized.

  • Harassing Phone Call: According to Matt and Ryan, he always starts a phone call with "what are you wearing?"
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Suzy, kind of. Since Suzy's original job and Brent's current job are described as making sure all of the Grumps' keep their pants on.

    Ben 
The fourth and current editor after Matt and Ryan left Game Grumps to focus more on their own channel, Super Mega.
  • Fan Boy: He has a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic desktop in the background of his introduction video. It's unconfirmed if he's actually a brony or he had this up just for laughs.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: His primary source of humor, sneaking in subtle edits and sound-effects. A good example is changing Phoenix Wright's name to "Peenix" for one text box after Arin and Danny joke about it.
  • Laughing Mad: How he's introduced. Turns out to be for a gag, since he's really super nice.
  • Stealth Expert: His edits are very subtle and rarely prompted by Arin and Dan (at least directly), but don't go unnoticed by the fans.

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Former Grumps

    Jonathan "Jon" Jafari (JonTron) 
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The former not so grump.
"BUMP BUTTS WITH HIM! BUMP BUTTS WITH HIM!!"

Jon "Not-So-Grump" Jafari, also known by his internet alias JonTron, was the first co-star of Game Grumps, alongside Arin Hanson. He is known for his show, and has left to New York and continues to work on his show again.

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: Does it even more than Ego.
    Arin: Dude, what is with your enunciations?
  • The Alcoholic: He frequently tells stories about drinking, especially on an airplane. He made fun of himself for drinking excessively, and Arin has even jokingly called him an alcoholic. Contrast to Arin, who is The Teetotaler.
  • Animal Motif: With birds. Calls himself a "bird fanatic" and a "bird whisperer". He also seems drawn to cute bird characters, like in the movie Rio. Then there's Jacques.
  • Axe-Crazy: Less so than Arin, but it's definitely there.
  • Big "WHAT?!": All the time.
  • But Now I Must Go: As of June 25th 2013, he retired from Game Grumps to focus on his own channel.
  • Catchphrase:
    • ECH ECH
    • This "X-ass-Y". Sometimes taken a step further with "this X-ass-Y-ass-Z."
    • "OH, IT'S [silly nickname made up on the spot]!"
    • "Dude, real-talk... [something silly and inconsequential]"
    • "WHAAAAAAT?!?!?!"
    • "Next time on Game Grumps-!"
    • He also likes saying "squander" a lot.
    • "Don't worry about it."
  • Carpet of Virility
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: An even bigger one than Arin.
  • Commander Contrarian: Not as big of an example as Arin since he's usually agreeable. However, he is prone to this occasionally, especially in certain Game Grumps Vs. episodes where he repeatedly claims to hate the game within the first five minutes without bothering to give it a chance. Case in Point: Ultimate Muscle on the Gamecube along with a few others.
  • Determinator: Refuses to ragequit Sonic 06, despite Arin's multiple objections.
  • Ditzy Genius: While he's pretty knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics, he gets bogged down in misconceptions and Malaproper a lot.
  • Fat and Skinny: The fat to Ego's skinny.
  • Foolish Sibling: To Arin's Responsible.
  • The Gadfly: Has admitted when he demands to be handed the controller after Arin dies in a game just to get him worked up.
  • Gasshole: He's the farting type to Arin's burping type.
  • Keet: Has an extremely jolly temperament, especially compared to (and sometimes to the annoyance of) Arin.
  • Large Ham: It's extremely rare that an episode goes by without Jon screaming something. Even his beard is hammy.
  • Legacy Character: He passes the title of Not-So Grump down to Dan Avidan.
  • No Indoor Voice: One of the defining traits of the Jon era of Game Grumps was the sheer volume.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catchphrase: "Next time on Game Grumps!" Sometimes saying what will happen, but usually just ending without actually saying anything.
  • Prophet Eyes: When possessed in a short advertising The Merch.
  • Put on a Bus: He left Game Grumps to put focus on his main channel again.
  • Red Oni: Jon is much more prone to shout and yell on the show than Arin is.
  • Self-Deprecation: Prone to spoofing his own habits and mocking himself in general. When the Grumps make critical misunderstandings of how a game is played (Milky Way Wishes, Naughty Bear, Wario World), Jon will openly insult himself, usually with a joke. Contrast Arin, who typically blames the game's conveyance instead.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: The handful of non-game footage Game Grumps typically sports him wearing a nice black button shirt and compared to Arin's laid back and comfy pajama pants that's plenty sharp.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: You would have no idea that someone with his speaking voice would have such an impressive singing voice.
  • Sore Loser: Has shades of it. Also a bit of a sore winner, which invariably came up because the majority of the time, Jon would beat Arin in Vs. (causing Arin to spawn the "Jon wins: as usual" joke)
  • Unperson: Since his departure, Arin and the new cast have gone out of their way to not mention Jon in their newer videos.
    • Arin made a Reddit post stating his reasoning isn't malicious, but simply because he doesn't want to drag Jon back into the show when he wants to move on, and so Jon himself isn't a looming specter that pops up every time he's mentioned on Grumps. While speculation continues as to how much of Arin's reasoning is true or whether there's actually bad blood between them, it's the only on-record thing he's said about Jon since his departure.
      • Jon himself has since commented on this and stated that Arin was being dishonest and he looks back on his time with Game Grumps as a good part of his career and doesn't mind it when people want to talk to him about it or mention it to him, but can't say anything else on the subject (possibly due to legal reasons such as a non-disparagement agreement.)
    • Despite Jon leaving, his voice can still be heard in the little "Boodily Bip Boop" intro for Game Grumps Animated segments that are officially hosted on the Game Grumps channel.
    • After more than two years, Jon was finally acknowledged by name in Pokemon FireRed Episode 109 (The episode which officially broke Sonic 06's record for longest Game Grumps series), when Danny asks Arin if he thinks Jon will be upset that his record has been broken.
    Danny: You think Jon's going to be sad that he no longer holds the record?
    Arin: Probably.
    Danny: No, he'll be fine.
    Arin: No.
    Danny: He loves it. Wassup, Jonny boy, we love you, girl!
    Arin: Hey, baby!
    Danny: How you doin'! Mmm, gimme some of yo sweet sexy!
    Arin: Hey, stop.
    Danny: Oh, I'm sorry! I got carried away there.
    Arin: That's for me! He doesn't have that for anyone else but me!
    • As of Zelda II Part 15, it seems that they've abandoned this idea, as Jon has been mentioned infrequently during newer episodes (Dan even mentions visiting Jon once.)
      • And in Super Mario Maker part 30, they joke about Danny "sounding like JonTron" when it comes to the pre-Danny episodes, before Dan says "Jonny, I love ya."
  • Voice of the Legion: When possessed in a short advertising The Merch.

    Graham Nicastro (Teddy Gram Esq) 
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"I basically make sure everyone keeps their pants on."

The behind-the-scenes Lawyer for the Game Grumps. So far he has not appeared in any episodes, is mentioned extremely rarely, and appears alongside the Grumps at live events like E3 and RTX. He also played along side them when they were streaming Destiny on Twitch, and has briefly taken over the official Game Grumps instagram.

    Kevin Abernathy (earth2kvn) 
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The second editor, originally brought in as an intern to lighten Barry's workload. Formally introduced in the intro to Domino Rally. As of Katamari Forever Part 26, it was revealed that he had left the team a couple weeks prior to its filming, passing the torch to two new editors, Matt and Ryan, in favor of leaving to cut trailers.


  • Adorkable: Being the youngest and newest member of the team, he was incredibly warmly received, and affectionately nicknamed "Baby Grump" by fans.
  • The Apprentice: Was this to Barry in a training montage.
  • Ascended Extra: Similarly to Barry, he started as the editor but now appears in more live action videos like their Q&A videos and he starred in 2015's Stout Train alongside Barry and Ross.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Danny has identified him as Filipino.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Played with. Arin says to him, "Show your favorite band. I hate that band." Between those two sentences, Kevin shows the cover of Starbomb's latest album.
  • Butt-Monkey: Already, Barry apparently left him in the office overnight to watch episodes render, and Dan has casually mentioned how they planned to fire him if he wasn't good enough as a replacement editor.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Got drunk faster than Ross and Barry while he was on Stout Train. Three videos for "Stout Train" went up his first year and Kevin was only in one (which was recorded first) because he was busy puking in the bathroom after that. He managed to hold it in better the next time.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Unlike Barry's signature yellow text on screen, Kevin's is a light blue. In We Love Katamari episode 13 the two colors sword-fight.
  • The Chosen One: There was apparently a "profecy" Dan had that stated he'd be the next Game Grumps editor.
  • Day in the Limelight: Kevin had his first appearance in-video on the "Swat the Fly" episode of Stout Train, made more amusing since he was clearly drunk at the time.
  • George Jetson Job Security: Dan casually joked about firing him in the short time he'd been on board, continuing the tradition Barry has started.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Defines 35 as being super-old...not realizing that Danny is around that age.
  • Manipulative Editing: Even more than Barry, has sentence-mixed Ross saying he'll pay Kevin $100 if Arin hiccups again. Repeatedly.
  • Mustache Vandalism: Did this to a picture of Dan in his introduction episode after Dan mentions his George Jetson job security. He undoes it when Dan says he was only joking.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Has quite hilariously been the Zoidberg in some scenarios, such as in his first Stout Train video where his Grump Head was lazily edited in at the end instead of actually being a real part of the intro. The same gag was reused for Kevin's first Steam Train video, and it's likely to become a Running Gag.
    "..also Kevin. (Kevin's Grump Head awkwardly floats in)"
  • Older Than He Looks: Many fans legitimately thought Ross and Barry were giving alcohol to a minor when Kevin showed up on Stout Train. His youthful face, small stature and higher voice didn't help matters. Kevin is actually 24, which interestingly makes him older than Jon was when the show first started.
  • Only Sane Man: Has shown shades of this in the Grumps Q&A videos.
  • Passing the Torch: Barry does this to him, relinquishing his editor position. In his introduction, a computer screen behind them shows a torch moving closer to Kevin from Barry. He later passed off his duties to two new editors so that he could start editing trailers instead of Grumps videos.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a genuine fear of insects. All of them.

    Barry Kramer (Razzadoop) 
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And new-fashioned friends!
"I've been fired like eight times today."

Barry Kramer ("Barry the Coal Shoveler" on Steam Rolled) is the first editor of both Game Grumps and Steam Train, both processing the footage and uploading every episode to Youtube as well as adding his own visual additions to enhance a joke when needed. He has been editing since the Game Grumps Yoshi's Island playthrough, and his presence was originally a secret, but over time the Grumps became more and more comfortable with acknowledging him that he is now a mainstay on the show, making his presence and personality known through his edits. He has ceased to be the editor of the shows, and was promoted to show host of Steam Train, Steam Rolled, and Table Flip. He has since passed the torch of editor onto Kevin. On December 21, 2017, he announced his departure from the show via Twitter.

  • A God I Am Not: Barry mentions he's very aware fans tend to see him as such a god during the Table Flip AMA with Suzy, and it seems to even embarrass him the more he talks about it to the point he eventually trails off and more or less curls up into a ball on the couch, insisting he's not that awesome.
  • The Ace: Often seen as this in the eyes of the fans. If Steam Rolled is any indicator, he also seems to be the best player of the group.
  • Achilles' Heel: For all his gaming prowess, Barry is ridiculously bad at handling stress, which is best seen in the Grumpcade playthrough of Dr. Mario. Every time Barry makes a mistake, he immediately begins to panic,leading to more mistakes, which results in a curb stomping from both Arin and Brian.
    Barry: I was thrown off my rhythm and now everything's scary.
  • Adorkable: Seen especially so here.
  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: Unlike Dan, he's not explicitly confirmed his heritage, but "Kramer" has Germanic, Dutch, and Ashkenazic roots. Although in episode 28 of Pokemon Art Academy he casually mentions that he's Russian and Austrian, and that his family changed their name when they came to the US.
  • Ascended Extra: Up until recently, Barry's appearances were few and far between, and reserved for Steam Rolled and Table Flip. However, since Cliff Horse, he's been a regular fixture in Steam Train as commonly seen as Dan and Ross.
  • Badass Beard: Always perfectly trimmed. You can even see how he does it.
  • Badass Mustache: Complete with a badass wiggle in the Mycaruba t-shirt promo.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: His first official Grump face has one.
  • Berserk Button: Ross mentioning how much he likes Del Taco.
    • To a lesser extent, when the other Grumps mention the meme that Barry wins every game.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Jon and Arin agreed that Hop or Pop from Mario Party 4 was impossible for the spike ball to win, as it has extremely limited movement. Barry wins with relatively little effort.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After suffering a near-emotional breakdown trying to beat the Pachinko machine in Super Mario Sunshine, Arin gets Barry to do it during a time-skip, after sarcastically pretending that he did it himself.
  • Brought Down to Normal: So Barry is a badass who wins every game, right? Fortune Street on Stream Rolled proves there are certain types of games he doesn't know or understand, and he's just as capable at falling behind as anybody else.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Grumps often joke that he hates cleaning up after them like they are crazy rock stars.
  • But Now I Must Go: He's one of the people who left Game Grumps.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Fans see him as this at least.
  • Canon Immigrant: Before Game Grumps, he was more associated with JonTron, being a writer for the show (and Jon's roommate). After Jon left the show to go to New York, Barry fully transfered over from JonTron to Game Grumps and got an apartment with Danny, the new host, hilariously enough.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm good at videogames!" has become one.
  • Caption Humor: Sometimes speaks by including yellow captions in the videos, dating back to the JonTron videos, but still used by Barry and Jon in their respective series today.
  • Carpet of Virility: Quite obvious due to his liking of button-down shirts with the top few buttons open, and described himself as "hairy all over" during a livestream conversation on the topic of who is hairier, him or Brian.
  • Censorship Bureau: Is this for the Grumps, although he pretty much only deletes the N-word, or anything else they ask to be removed.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Revealed in an episode of Super Mario Sunshine, Barry's favourite color is purple. His character's face-paint in Monster Hunter is purple, and in Steam Rolled's Fortune Street, his Mii is purple.
  • Companion Cube: It's unclear what his relationship is with the Pacific Rim action figure, but they are one and the same.
    • The dog cane from Table Flip, which has been given multiple names.
  • Continuity Nod: During Plants vs. Zombies, this exchange happens when Barry makes a terrible pun:
    Arin: Barry, what did I tell you?
    Barry: You told me never to speak out loud.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Barry's first time playing a game on the show? Beats Arin and Danny at Quake 9-3.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Barry is now officially an Ascended Extra who is commonly on Steam Train, but before it was very infrequent to hear him speak. Barry first got a role playing games and interacting with the Grumps in real time in the Steam Rolled segment.
    • He also now hosts the Tabletop Gaming spin-off show Table Flip with Suzy, and even sings the theme song.
    • Single Train, where he temporarily replaces Ross, uploaded on Valentines Day, also qualifies. It's the first 2 person show on Grumps he's able to speak on, and unlike Steam Rolled and Table Flip, doesn't have to talk over a large group of people to be heard.
  • Dirty Cop: Plays one in the Mycaruba T-shirt ad. Possibly.
  • The Dreaded: On Steam Rolled, as he's won the first few games they've played.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Apparently has a penguin calender, where he himself places a speech bubble reading "SQUARK!" on every one.
  • George Jetson Job Security:
    • Jon fires Barry or threatens to fire him pretty often, usually without any reason whatsoever. Apparently, Jon's first response to Barry sleeping with his girlfriend would be "you're fired."
    • When Arin threatens to fire Barry on Steam Rolled, Barry's response is "I've been fired like 8 times today."
  • Heroic Mime: At least for the first few episodes of Steam Rolled.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: For the videos, he handles the editing, uploading, naming, scheduling... in his own words, he does literally everything except the actual grumping about.
    • For two of the three rounds of Steam Rolled, he gains the majority of the points for his team.
    • In the Games Grumps Reddit AMA, Arin describes as "so helpful and accommodating and focused, hardworking" and that the company would crumble without him.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Implied on Steam Rolled. Arin theorizes that Barry could be a lot more skilled because he's not splitting his attention to trash talk like the others, and he can concentrate. Barry then types that "I'm doing both, bitch".
  • I Call It "Vera": His dog-headed cane in Table Flip, though its name changes every episode. So far names include Charles Barkely, Benedict Cumberbark, Avon Barksdale, Fidonkers, Brad Pittbull, and Mark Ruffalo.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: The original Jew of Game Grumps, eventually followed by Danny.
  • Knife Nut: Danny tells a story of how he joking plays "Knifey-Grabby", a game where he makes a stabbing motion towards somebody while they try and grab it.
  • Male Gaze: When he selects a female character in Quake III, they all call a short cease-fire to stare at his ass.
  • Memetic Badass: invoked Invoked by Suzy, who references the meme that Barry wins every game in Starwhal, and uses defeating him at Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo as an example of how good she is at the game (leaving out the fact Barry has never played it before).
  • The Mentor: Is this to Kevin, the second editor.
  • Messianic Archetype: Joked by the fans calling him a God. A few animations portray him as a cosmic being.
    • On the Steam Train, they seemed to have embraced this idea. In their Skyrim playthrough, when asking Barry to fast-forward footage, the make their character look up to the sky as if praying to a God. A few episodes later, they talk about how Barry knows all and sees all.
  • Mis-credited: Some fans have begun calling Wolfjob "Barry's meme", despite the fact that Dan was the one to introduce it, undoubtedly because of the Catchphrase associated with it: "Barry, put up a wolfjob!". Barry himself has noted this and said it confuses him.
  • Ninja: Arin compares him to one several times on Steam Rolled, because of his deadly skill and inability to speak. Ross also calls him a "fucking cold-blooded assassin."
  • Nice Guy: Confirmed in the Game Grumps Reddit AMA. When asked "Has Barry always been that awesome?", neither Grump hesitates to completely agree.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: His persona during the first episode of Table Flip.
  • Passing the Torch: When Barry gave the job of Show Editor to Kevin, an edited video plays behind them of a torch moving closer to Kevin's side of the screen.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Barry! [insert (often unreasonable) editing request here.]"
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In the first edition of Steam Rolled, which is his first time actually playing in a Game Grumps channel show.
  • Silent Partner: At least for the first few episodes of Steam Rolled.
  • Silent Snarker: Occasionally his text captions can be pretty sarcastic, and he manages to be a decent trash talker on Steam Rolled, entirely through text chat.
    Arin: "I think Barry has an advantage because he doesn't have to, um..."
    Danny: "Trash talk?"
    Arin: "Yeah."
    Danny: "He can concentrate."
    Barry: (through text chat) "I'm doing both, bitch."
  • Suddenly Voiced: At the end of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive episode of Steam Rolled.
  • Stylistic Suck: His Game Grep animated, done on April Fools.
  • Temporal Paradox: Apperently, while on Steam Rolled, asking himself to edit something in later will cause this, leading for his nose to bleed.
  • That Poor Cat: His voice is this during karaoke.
  • The Voiceless: Was originally enforced by Arin, who wanted him to remain silent even when Jon wanted to put the footage of him performing Karaoke, so instead his singing voice is Cats meowing. The first two episodes of Steam Rolled had him speak entirely through text options. However, it was subverted to great fanfare at the end of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive episode. This continues through into the Worms Armageddon video and onward, where Barry jokes that he's finally figured out how to "use his vocal box".
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Danny tells a story about how, when they were opening Game Grumps fan mail, everybody got multiple presents and Barry received only one package with his name on it. Inside the package were several gifts for everybody else, with a note saying "Barry, pass these around to everybody."
  • You Know I'm Jewish, Right?: Jon and Arin laugh realizing the irony of asking him to edit replacing "Down's Syndrome" with "Jew", because he's (or at least was at the time) the only Jewish member among them. He does it anyway.

    Matt & Ryan (Super Mega) 

The third editors for the channel, taking over for Kevin after he left to cut trailers. On top of playing games on their channel SuperMega they also do comedy sketches on the channel Kids W/Problems.

  • Animal Motifs: Penguins, after getting banned from playing "Club Penguin" for swearing.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: They'll make fun of NSP, Starbomb and both Arin and Dan every chance they got in their editions. They're specially keen on putting deformed edited out Grumps faces in random places.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: It's kind of their thing. Jokes about Hiroshima, GamerGate, Matt's mom, nothing is off limits to them.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Were mentioned in about a month's worth of videos before Arin and Danny formally announced they had taken over for Kevin. They also played "Circus Games" with Arin and "No Man's Sky" with Barry and Brian, respectively.
  • Expy: Since SuperMega is still a relatively young channel and both guys are in their early twenties, they have a lot in common with early Grumps.
  • Gay Bravado: According to Dan they sexually harass each other a lot for laughs, even if no one else is in the room. "We may just be actually gay," said Matt.
  • He Also Did: Both are former members of Cyndago and used to edit for Markiplier.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: They're frequently and anti-climactically tacked onto the very end of a Game Grumps intro.
  • Those Two Guys: So far there hasn't been a single video (either on their channel or on the Grumps' channel) where they haven't appeared together.
  • Your Mom: They're huge fans of these kinds of jokes, to the point where Matt's dad texted Ryan saying he was going to kick his ass if he kept it up.


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