Jerma985, despite being primarily being a voice commentary channel by one man, is developing a wide cast of characters, primarily through Jerma Rumbles. For a more comprehensive look at the cast of the Jermaverse, the Jerma Wiki is here.
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The creator and star of the channel from Boston, Massachusetts. He is also both the commentator and a contestant in the Jerma Rumble Wrestling League as two different people. He started out with Team Fortress 2 commentaries (favourite classes are the Engineer and the Spy), but made strange, hilariously bad Indie Steam games his primary channel focus before shifting to a full-time Twitch streamer with a vague plot arc and a highlights channel that serves as his main Youtube channel since 2016, 2ndJerma.
- Affably Evil: He assumes this personality in his streams, where he cracks jokes with his audience as well as murdering Santa Claus and several memes that were shown to be sentient.
- Ambiguously Human: It's clear that something is not quite right with Jerma physiologically. The video "Patch Notes" indicates he has wires in the back of his head that allows him to be updated, he sold his soul to Satan in 2018 for special powers, he's died and come back to life multiple times (most noticeably succumbing to a universally-enforced death on January 23rd, 2019 and then forcing his ghost to go back into his body, presumably turning him into a zombie), and he possesses the ability to create numerous clones of himself to fill in during various streams.
- Angrish: Usually provoked by STAR_.
- Anti-Hero: A Nominal Hero. Jerma is a lunatic, but compared to the likes of Demon Lord Zeraxos, The Green Screen, and The Pencil, he's the hero, and will at least generally act on threats to the universe, such as The green screen nearly destroying reality itself.
- Announcer Chatter: In Jerma Rumble.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Occasionally with Live Commentaries.
- Ax-Crazy: Both within games and within universe, Jerma is prone to random psychotic freak-outs and ramblings, and is easily drawn to murder at slights against him or his own personal amusement.
- Bad Liar: When he's attempting to downplay or excuse his psychotic actions, it's generally incredibly inconvicing. Per example, he continually and desperately denied resorting to cannibalism and committing murder while on the Hot Air balloon while dropping numerous hints that he participated it regardless.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Averted. Jerma's a strong animal lover, and despite being an easily-angered murderous lunatic, refuses to harm them.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Make no mistake, despite his humorous, fun-loving personality, Jerma can and has done absolutely horrifying things, such as murdering Santa Claus and the memes, breaking state border laws by illegally traveling in an air balloon and murdering and cannibalizing several people, and unleashing the eldritch creature known as "The Green Screen" onto the world.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Plays this most often with STAR_ or Grandpa, although which role he fills depends on the video.
- Brought Down to Normal: In Jerma Rumbles 1, 2 and Jermania, Wrestler Jerma was a huge and muscular caricature of his real self, and was one of the largest competitors. In Jerma Rumble 3, he is inexplicably much smaller and skinner, reflecting real human proportions and looking much more like his real life counterpart. He even fails to do more than one push up. And gets eliminated immediately by Gabe Newell.
- Cat Boy: Temporarily became such after losing a wager against chat. He put it off for a long amount of time until doing so in the "Bugleberry Potion Stream". Also an unusual example as Jerma was 35 at the time.
- A very warm and sincere "And of course, take care, everybody". Has recently been subject to being mangled by himself or STAR_ ("fake hair, everywhere").
- "Jerma vs. STAR_, Jerma vs. STAR_, everybody wants to see this happen!"
- Combat Commentator: Does Team Fortress 2 commentaries, explaining the action, and serves this as the announcer of Jerma Rumble.
- Contagious Laughter: He's pretty quick to laugh at most things.
- Cuteness Proximity: If he sees a dog in a video game, he immediately gushes and attempts to pet and/or play with it, regressing into his cutesy Otto voice.
- Determinator: When he makes a video where he sets out to do a certain action (like Stipulation Team Fortress 2 videos) or to make a certain joke, he won't stop until he's fulfilled his purpose.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially as the announcer for the Jerma Rumbles, but in most videos he's fairly snarky.
- The Ditz: He can be so scatterbrained playing certain games that a common inside joke amongst the fanbase is the suggestion that he must be pretending for the sake of a cheap laugh.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's grown increasingly cruel and sadistic in-universe on his stream, but it's made clear that his love for his fans and family has not faltered.
- Even Evil Has Standards: His reaction to the mass genocide of defenseless animals in the Duck Dynasty video game is just pure disgust. He spends most of the stream attempting to kill the cast before they kill any more animals and his reaction to them blowing up a beaver dam with dynamite is to immediately skip the cutscene in shock.
- Evil Laugh: A heavily distinct, almost silent yeeze that he uses during both casual, silly interactions and horrific atrocities.
- Evil Luddite: at one point during his Ultrakill stream he expressed the opinion that humans should go back to what amounts to an Amish way of life after repeatedly losing to a boss.
- Expy: He looks and sounds very similar to the Scout from Team Fortress 2. He's even from Boston. For a subscriber milestone video, he even dresses up as him.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's played as this instead of plain Affably Evil sometimes, most notably when he brutally murdered several memes pleading for their lives and pretended it was a funeral, taking sadistic joy in their deaths.
- The Gambling Addict: He has a tendency to make strange bets in games, which he tends to end up on the wrong end of.
- This is actually present in his pre-streaming persona, where he often made bets with STAR_ during 1v1 gamesnote . Lampshaded in "1v1 Ratz Instagib" where he makes a bet with STAR_, then immediately gives in to STAR_'s demandnote noting how he always loses.
- In early 2021, a Running Gag was for him to jokingly make increasingly ridiculous wagers of Community subscriptions if he couldn't complete an (often simple) challenge in the game he was playing. This led up to a stream of Noita where he bet 500 MILLION community subs (about $2.5 billion US) if he couldn't hit the next shot. He then misses a set-up point-blank shot.
- Hartman Hips: A rare male example, as he has been noted and commented on his "enormous dump truck ass".
- Height Angst: Played for laughs in his streams, to the point of being one of the recurring jokes, due to a picture of him crouching that made him look incredibly short. He later completely ran with the joke, with people claiming him to be a microscopic size. In reality, he's around 5'8, which is below average, but not hugely.
- Hidden Depths: He's silly and funny, but is also a professional voice actor, and demonstrates amazing talent every once in a while.
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: In his Watch_Dogs 2 stream with Etalyx, he accidentally shoots a dog attempting to shoot Etalyx, specifically a dog he just spent time bonding with. He immediately blames it on Etalyx.
- Keet: He's very excitable and passionate about playing strange games.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In Jerma Rumble 3, he just immediately eliminated by Gabe Newell, paying him back for his jerkish behaviour in all previous Jerma Rumbles.
- Laughably Evil: Not initially, but he evolves into this during streaming from late 2017- early 2018 and has stayed there since.
- Only his Jerma Rumble contestant persona, who both trash talks other fighters, fights with underhanded tactics, and freaks out and smashes Glue Man's face through a car door in a temper tantrum he threw when he lost.
- Even the Announcer trash-talks the fighters, who have no trouble hearing every disparaging remark he makes about them when he calls them "shitty characters".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jerma's In-Universe personality is a deranged, murderous greedy lunatic, make no doubt, but it becomes clear that even despite this he does truly care about Otto, Etalyx, Star and the chat, and has several lines that even he isn't willing to cross.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the streams. He starts off by killing Santa by accident, but later decides he has to clean house by killing several memes he had grown tired off. He decides to do this by brutally murdering all but one of them. He doesn't get any better after this.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: His video/stream personality becomes increasingly villainous and psychotic, but he's actually a huge sweetheart.
- Misplaced Retribution: After being eliminated from the second Jerma Rumble, he vented his anger on Glue Man, who didn't even participate in the rumble, and smashed his face through a car door.
- Morality Pet: His dog Otto and fellow streamer Etalyx serve as this in-universe, being the only people he prioritizes above himself and doesn't indulge into psychotic violence against or is willing to if pushed far enough.
- Nervous Wreck: Have you seen him play PUBG?
- Nice Guy: The videos where he isn't in character show that he's friendly and uplifting. He also volunteers at an animal shelter.
- Nominal Hero: Jerma is pretty much only the good guy as a result of being willing to act on universal threats such as Demon Lord Xeraxos or The Green Screen, and is unlikely to act genuinely altruistic outside of the presence of those obvious threats.
- Older than They Look: Would you believe he's almost 37 in this image? Justified, as he has been widely speculated to possess supernatural powers.
- Only Sane Man: Often with STAR_, or as the announcer in Jerma Rumbles.
- Our Goblins Are Different: He has frequently been compared to a goblin by his fanbase as a result of his short height and extreme gambling addiction.
- Pet the Dog: Literally, as he is a huge animal lover, especially towards dogs. He loves his dog, Otto, very much, and every time he sees a dog in a video game, he attempts to pet it. Dogs are also seen In-Universe as an Unacceptable Target for his usual sociopathy.
- Precision F-Strike: Gives one immediately following him telling somebody else "Don't say swears!"
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Always a Blue Oni with Grandpa, changes depending on the video when he's with STAR_.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Often has this dynamic with Etalyx in tense games, whether that be horror games like Finding Bigfoot or especially Player Unknowns Battlegrounds where Jerma spends most of the stream being a Nervous Wreck while Etalyx is The Comically Serious.
- Signature Laugh: He has a wheezy laugh that's barely audible for the beginning of it. If the video goes nearly silent for a few seconds, you know he's in a laughing fit.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: In Jerma Rumble, Captain Crunch and Glue Man.
- Sore Loser: His elimination in the second Jerma Rumble led him to ambush Glue Man, where he smashed his face through a car door in a fit of rage.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Especially while playing with STAR_, Jerma can sing and beatbox in a falsetto voice while improvising lyrics.
- Took a Level in Badass: Inverted. In the Jerma Rumbles, he starts out as a musclebound hunk, becomes slim by the events of the third Jerma Rumble, and arrives at the latest one terribly overweight.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: His stream personality is generally a lot meaner acting, up to the point of killing people, although he's usually as friendly as ever.
- Villain Protagonist: Hes intentionally fallen into this role in-universe in his streams, starting with a gradual shift into his characterization as more easily angered and unhinged, before the infamous plot arc where he decapitates Santa Claus with a 2x4, ending Christmas, and then proceeds to brutally murder 29 sentient memes because they personally annoyed them, (Although he was later forced to revive them) and unwittingly unleashes the universe-destroying green screen and barely manages to contain it with the Super JEX form.
- Vitriolic Best Buds:
- With STAR_.
- And now with Etalyx.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
This folder is for characters who have made their debut in videos before the Jerma Rumbles.
MLG GrandpaJerma's Grandfather who lives with him. Used to do tutorials on First Person shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warefare, on Machinama Respawn, and now is a recurring character on the Jerma channel.
- The Alcoholic
- The Announcer: During a Subscriber Milestone Pie eating contest.
- Alter-Ego Acting: Subverted, Grandpa is totally not a character Jerma plays. They've even been in the same room on camera!
- Back from the Dead: See below. More literally, he returns in a zombified, demonic state for Jerma Rumble Live Action.
- Bargain with Heaven: In his Draw My Life video, he apparently died and went to heaven, which is a high school, and traded his Lunchables to have 5 more years on earth. The only problem? When he realizes he should have died in 2007. With his senility, the validity of this is obviously doubtable.
- Blatant Lies: Usually when claiming to be the best at a game.
- Burger Fool: In one video, ran a burger stand horribly. One example of a mistake he made was putting an entire head of lettuce between two buns and serving it.
- Christmas Songs: He wrote an entire Christmas Album in 2012.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Because of his senility.
- Cluster F-Bomb
- Cool Old Guy: He plays a lot of video games for somebody his age.
- Deader than Dead: Comes back as a demon powered zombie in Jerma Rumble Live Action, but dies of a heart attack.
- Dirty Old Man: Extremely rarely, but sometimes.
- Double Vision: During his Face-Cam video, Jerma totally isn't using this to be seen alongside himself playing Grandpa the character. Grandpa is NOT a character.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Jerma Rumble 3, he's effortlessly defeated (and implied to have been killed) by Demon Lord Zeraxo. It's barely acknowledged by Jerma.
- FaceHeel Turn: Grandpa was never really a great dude, but he turns into a literal demon from hell after being revived from Demon Lord Zeraxo's army.
- Grumpy Old Man: He is the grumpiest.
- How the Character Stole Christmas: In the Animated Christmas special, and it ends up putting him in prison. He was also on drugs during it.
- I Have Many Names: In a Sims video, he claimed Grandpa is his first name, with an unknown last name (which he speculates is either "Rocko" or "Yombo"). In an early Machinama Respawn video, he is called Hill Dougal. In his "Draw My Life" video, he claims his name is Hilfred J. Steelhelm. Possibly a Retcon, or possibly Grandpa's senility.
- Jerkass: As the multiple tropes on this page shows, he's pretty rude.
- Killed Off for Real: Possibly in Jerma Rumble 3, by Demon Lord Zeraxos. Averted, as he is alive and well in " TF2 - Boxes." He later returns from Hell itself, but shortly dies yet again.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: While playing games, he'll usually boast himself as the best gamer alive, while giving obviously horrible advice.
- One-Winged Angel: Becomes a powerful Demon when he returns from Hell with Lord Zeraxos.
- Origins Episode: His "Draw My Life" apparently.
- Out of Focus: He was once Jerma's most prominent character, and the main person for him to play off of. Now that Jerma has STAR_ to play this routine more naturally (with probably a lot less editing involved) Grandpa has faded into the background, now seen primarily in Jerma Rumbles.
- Save Scumming: Resets the recording of his gameplay every time he makes a mistake in older videos. Yet usually, the audience is able to see his mistakes.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot
- Super Mode: Demon Grandpa.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: He sings a Christmas Album of songs, and while playing Flight Simulator (in a video that was taken down for unknown reasons).
- Took a Level in Badass: Demon Grandpa proves pretty much unstoppable, being able to No-Sell every attack thrown his way and dish it right back.
- Uncertain Doom: In Jerma Rumble 3, he gets thrown into hell by Demon Lord Zeraxos. It's unclear if he was killed. He lives as of " TF2 - Boxes"
Burgah BoyJerma's childhood best friend, has shown up in person to a few videos but is mostly referenced.
- Big Fun
- Big Eater: When he's referenced, it's usually in reference to how much he can eat.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Forget shoes, he doesn't wear pants.
- Fat Slob
- Modesty Towel: Strangely, wears one and nothing else for Jerma Rumble 2. Jerma remarks how it's ANYTHING BUT modest, since he's wrestling borderline completely naked.
- Pants-Free: In every Jerma Rumble, he is either in his underpants or wearing a towel. He doesn't care.
- Vomit Discretion Shot: He throws up in response to jumpscares in horror games Jerma plays with him on Scare Saturday. Multiple times.
Otto the DogA dachshund Jerma owns. Occasionally goes on adventures.
- Canine Companion
- Foil: Similarly to Jerma, he's very short and compact for his species, but he is an incredibly pure and kind-hearted individual as opposed to Jerma, who is a deranged lunatic.
- Gasshole: Jerma has uploaded a video where he blames Otto's farting for his inability to play Smite.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: If we're to take "Otto's Big Adventure" as evidence, Otto is not smart even by dog standards, but he is a very sweet boy.
- Out of Focus: Jerma explained that the reason Otto hasn't been in any recent videos is because of Otto's epilepsy, and the camera might trigger seizures. Otto's last appearance on the channel was in 2013, though he has reappeared after getting his medical issues sorted out.
- Morality Pet: Since 2017, Otto has served as one of the few people that Jerma will absolutely not harm in any fashion, and he consistently demonstrates the softer sides of his personality around him.
- Nice Guy: There is not a mean bone in Otto's body.
- Precious Puppy
- Simpleton Voice
- Stylistic Suck: The Otto's Big Adventure "movies" are about a minute long of dogs doing dog things, and professional movie credits at the end.
- Tournament Arc: There was once a video of him playing with Jerma's cat, which Jerma dubbed with fight commentary as if it was a Duel to the Death. The video has since been removed.
The EggA strange fixture of Jerma's channel since a subscriber milestone video, who hasn't appeared again until being a part of every Jerma Rumble.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is white. Goes with being a human egg.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Even when Zeraxos is killing Jerma Rumble contestants in Jerma Rumble 3, The Egg still gets cheap shots in. Jerma calls him out for it.
- Commuting on a Bus: His entrance in the Live-Action Jerma Rumble comes with the title card "MIA For Five Years".
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Averted, and Jerma points out that he was expecting the egg to get killed offscreen, and is happy he didn't. He also narrowly avoids getting murdered by Lord Zaraxos in Jerma Rumble 3.
- Actually does happen to him in Live Action Rumble, where he's killed by Carl Griffinsteed running out of the ring to fight Zeraxos.
- Freak Lab Accident: In his debut, Jerma hints that he was once a normal person, and just "an accident" happened that turned him into The Egg.
- Happily Married: When Captain Crunch wasn't around to fight Jerma in Jermania 2014, The Egg was considered as a replacement, but was having dinner with his wife. Their dinner can be seen in The Stinger for that episode.
- Large Ham: Does things with larger than life gestures, despite not saying much, and in Jerma Rumble 2, his entrance is ascending from a pit of Hell.
- Meaningful Name: He looks like a giant, human egg.
- Shower of Angst: In his debut, when Jerma kicks him out, he takes one. Jerma apparently knew it would happen.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs.
The ByeahsA species originally seen in Grand Theft Auto 4, they are giant, fat, surly, slob-like and strange. There are apparently thousands of them.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Jerma clearly couldn't find any actors fat enough to properly resemble a Byeah for the Live Action Rumble.
- One of them is skinny!
- And Show It to You: One Byeah gets this courtesy of the Magician during the Live Action Rumble.
- The Alcoholic: Apperently it's an entire species of them.
- Fat Bastard: Every single one of them.
- Fat Slob
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: They're all the same overweight, long-haired, bearded, tattooed old man. They also have all the same interests.
- Pokémon Speak: Often repeat their name "BYEEEAH", although are capable of regular speech.
- Real Men Wear Pink: The Byeahs enjoy manly things like burgahs, barfighting... and also bug collecting.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mcdonalds "Happy meals".
- The Smurfette Principle: There so far has existed one female byeah, in the Judge Dredd game. note
- You Are Number 6: Byeahs are associated primarily with numbers, although apparently they don't actually like it, and prefer to have individual titles reflecting who they are, like "Sexy Byeah" and "King Byeah".
- Verbal Tic: "BYEEEAH". Which was originally just a guttural noise they would make.
Captain Humphries/ Captain Ol' Bones/ Captain BlackbeardA pirate who exists in Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed Black Flag.
- Dead Person Conversation: He may be dead and buried. It's hard to tell.
- Dressed to Plunder
- Ghost Pirate: He might be dead, with how he refers to himself after his death.
- I Have Many Names: Changes his name from Captain Blackbeard, after it doesn't fit on the name entry screen in Assassin's Creed, to Captain Humphris. Jerma also refers to him as "Captain Ol' Bones."
- Money to Throw Away: In the Jerma Rumble, his entrance is accompanied with showers of gold the audience is encouraged to grab.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: All he seems to do is tell stories about his Ol' Booooones.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: He continually introduces the story of his ol' booooooooones, but never gets to telling the actual story.
- Talk Like a Pirate
- Verbal Tic: Ol' BOOOOOOOOOOOOONES.
- Artificial Stupidity: His AI suffers the most from this in Jerma Rumble, which led to his character.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In the first Pac-Man game Jerma plays for his channel, "Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures", you control Pac-Man by throwing things to get his attention, and he gets distracted easily. Jerma describes his attention span as "A goldfish in the first grade".
- Big Damn Heroes: Is the one to throw the Magician out in Live Action Rumble, just because he wanted his seat.
- Chaotic Stupid: Invites Blinky over for Halloween, and punches him in the face. For no reason.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: He and Sonic the Hedgehog work over Gabe Newell with a chair before their match even starts, but it doesn't do them any good when Gabe Newell wins regardless. Technically not cheating, since Jerma Rumble has no rules, and they weren't disqualified.
- Cloudcuckoolander: One of the biggest in Jerma Rumble. He picks up a chair to defend a team-mate in Jermainia, than watches in awe as Gabe Newell eliminates them both.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: He and Sonic the Hedgehog can a headstart on beating up Gabe Newell before their match even starts. It's unknown if this actually affected the fight in any way.
- Foreshadowing: An unintentional prediction, Pac-Man asks to be in Super Smash Bros. in Jerma's Ghostly Adventures playthrough. About a year later, he is confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, which Jerma plays on the show.
- Heroic BSoD: When facing off against Gabe Newell in Jermainia.
- Idiot Ball: Picks this up in Jerma Rumble, and doesn't stop Gabe Newell from eliminating both him and his teammate Sonic at the same time.
- Manchild: In the Halloween video.
- Silly Walk: In Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures.
- Precision F-Strike: To Sir C: "You know what, Fuck you. I'm not keeping it PG in Pac-Man."
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers this to Sir C in The Ghostly Adventures of Pac-Man. "Hey, don't you scold me! You're the asshole who put the minimal amount of lemons and pineapples on the arcade machines. You are a tyrant and a scumbag. Good day. No, you know what? Fuck You."
- Simpleton Voice: Jerma gives him this voice in Pac-Man and the Ghostly High-School Reunion video.
- Those Two Guys: He is apparently really good friends with Sonic the Hedgehog, and the two team up, unsuccessfully, against Gabe Newell.
- The Voiceless: In most of his appearances, including his live-action Halloween video. Only in The Ghostly Adventures game video.
The "Monopoly Guy" from Spy PartyIn the game Spy Party, while playing with STAR_, the meta of the game evolves around selecting the character Jerma dubs "The Monopoly Guy" every time, and the opponent instantly shooting him in the head for being the obvious, and most funny, choice.
- Boom, Headshot!: Happens to him every game.
- Confusion Fu: The sole purpose for selecting him over and over again is for Jerma or STAR_ to wonder if the other one really was stupid enough to choose him again and be obvious.
- Flat Character: He is nothing but a player avatar in Spy Party, and gets no further characterization in his Jerma Rumble appearance.
- Pretty Little Headshots: There's no blood in spy party.
- Nonindicative Name: Jerma acknowledges, in Jerma Rumble 2, that he looks nothing like the actual Monopoly Guy, and he more closely resembles Sir Topham Hatt.
- One-Hit Kill: Constantly suffers this in Spy Party.
- Rule of Funny: While playing the game seriously, it would be detrimental to be predictable and to select the same spy every time. For Jerma's comedy videos, it's the most entertaining option. For the sniper of the game, it's detrimental to try and blindly shoot a certain character on instinct without observing their character traits, but instantly shooting The Monopoly Guy is what both Jerma and STAR do best.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: After the update to the game improves the graphics, The Monopoly Guy is removed from the game. Jerma then picks "The Morgan Freeman Guy" who serves that purpose before they go back to the old graphics.
- They Killed Kenny Again: At the start of every round, he gets headshot by a sniper again.
Demon Lord Zeraxos"The Lord of All Hells and Demons and Hatred". Originally took over Jerma's show to play Five Nights at Freddy's, and shows up in Jerma Rumble 3.
- Affably Evil: He is very polite, provided nothing gets on his nerves.
- Badass Cape: Wears one that's clearly actually a towel.
- Badass Long Robe: Trades his cape out for a full-body robe in the Live Action Rumble... and boxing gloves.
- Berserk Button:
- Merely seeing the Slim Jim Guy set him off.
- The Live Action Rumble has him nearly destroy the entire event over not being invited to it.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Looks exactly like modern depictions of Satan, and apparently rules over multiple Hells. He even steals Jerma's soul temporarily.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: His sheer power forces Mr Sneakman to take him out, because nobody else was strong enough.
- The Dreaded: For good reason. After going on a rampage and murdering several fighters, Jerma contemplates calling the army to stop him.
- Evil Overlord
- Evil Sounds Deep
- For the Evulz: His reason for taking over Jerma's show.
- Game-Breaker: He himself points out In-Universe that his extreme power levels makes things unfair for the other fighters. He's right. He almost ruins the entire Jerma Rumble.
- God of Evil
- Hero Killer: Murders several big-name characters in Jerma Rumble 3, including MLG Grandpa, Sonic the Hedgehog, Candyman, The Slim Jim Guy, and Count Chocula.
- Hostile Show Take Over: To play Five Nights at Freddy's.
- Jerkass: When he gets frustrated and angry, he stops being formal and polite.
- Laughably Evil
- Let's Get Dangerous!: After seeing The Slim Jim Guy in the Jerma Rumble, Not that he wasn't already a massive threat.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: "The Lord of All Hells and Demons and Hatred", occasionally just "Lord of all Hells."
- Offing the Annoyance: Kills The Slim Jim Guy and Jerma because they pissed him off
- Ominous Visual Glitch: When he starts casting a powerful spell and gets interrupted during the spell in Live Action Rumble.
- Really 700 Years Old: It's not surprising he's been alive for so long, being a Demon Lord. He's apparently had a feud with the Slim Jim Guy for 2000 years.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With the Slim Jim Guy.
- Story-Breaker Power: His sheer power level, combined with his ability to instantly kill any other fighter makes even himself bored in the Jerma Rumble.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: He's not scared at Five Nights at Freddy's. YOU were scared. He wasn't. Totally not scared.
- Unstoppable Rage: Seeing the Slim Jim Guy provokes him to go on a killing spree, killing characters who had nothing to do with anything.
- Victory Is Boring: After killing Grandpa and Sonic the Hedgehog without any effort, he eliminates himself from the fight because he was bored.
Frank Pizza of the Boston CelticsA player on the Boston Celtics basketball team in 1997, and fellow player of Gabe "The Glue Man" Degrossi.
- Flat Character: He doesn't demonstrate a lot of character, especially compared to Gabe Degrossi.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Subverted. His entire team, in particular Gabe Degrossi who taught them this technique, have the ability to throw the ball from one end of the court to the other and make it into the basket each and every time, never missing. When Frank Pizza tires, he misses, and breaks the streak of his team.
- One-Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Frank, a friend of Grandpa, who appeared in a few MLG Grandpa videos.
- Silly Walk: Jerma dubs his run the "I have a dump in my pants run".
- We Used to Be Friends: He used to play with Gabe Degrossi on the Boston Celtics, and in the Jerma Rumble, they fight after Gabe becomes Glueman.
Dick "Dastardly" RichardsA notorious thief from Jerma's masterpiece Rat Movie: Mystery of the Mayan Treasure. For his appearances in the Rat Movie series, see here.
- Affably Evil: He is fairly well-mannered for a thief.
- Back from the Dead: Jerma Rumble 3 ignores him being struck down by the Giant Rat.
- Brown Bag Mask: Demon Lord Zeraxos even nicknames him "The Guy with a Bag on his Head".
- The Dreaded: In Jerma Rumble 3, Jerma is terrified of him.
- Expecting Someone Taller: Inverted, Jerma was expecting him to be shorter, and he turned out to be quite tall.
- Informed Ability: Jerma speaks highly of Richards' as a threat, but all we've seen of him is getting killed by rats and fairly easily defeated in the Jerma Rumbles.
- In-Series Nickname: Demon Lord Zeraxos refers to Richards as "The Guy with a Bag on his Head".
- Karma Houdini: Richards receives no comeuppance for attempting to sell the fake Noah's Ark Toothbrushes to the Cat Police in Rat Movie 2: The Movie.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He shows mercy on Candyman in Jerma Rumble 3, and is repaid for his kindness by a swift elimination from Candyman.
- Pet the Dog: His evil nature is emphasized by Jerma, but strangely, he goes easy on Candy Man and doesn't eliminate him immediately when he has the chance. Jerma notes this is a rare moment of compassion.
- Repetitive Name: The name "Dick" is short for Richard. In other words, his full name is Richard "Dastardly" Richards.
- Unexplained Recovery: Dick "Dastardly" Richards reappears in Jerma Rumble 3, despite being killed by the Giant Rat in the first Rat Movie.
Giant RatIn Rat Movie: Mystery of the Mayan Treasure, the Giant Rat makes all of the rules for his rat followers. Him and his rat allies attempted to steal the Mayan Treasure, succeeding right until the Cat Police apprehend him. The Giant Rat has also appeared in Jerma Rumble 3 and the Live Action Rumble. For his appearances in the Rat Movie series, see here.
- Affably Evil: In Live Action Jerma Rumble, he attempts to befriend the Bottom Half of The Two Person Horse.
- Badass Adorable: He may be a big, dopey rat, but he's also super strong and can kill people in a single pounce.
- Befriending the Enemy: In the Live Action Jerma Rumble, he attempts to befriend the Bottom Half of The Two Person Horse, but Winston interferes before he's able to do so.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He may act like a harmless idiot, but he's still a large rat with Super Strength, as Dick "Dastardly" Richards learns the hard way.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The Giant Rat is eliminated from Jerma Rumble 3 almost immediately by Count Chocula, despite having high stats.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: He attempts to befriend the Bottom Half of The Two Person Horse during the Live Action Jerma Rumble.
- Simpleton Voice: He has a dopey voice and a personality to go with it.
Baby ShpeesSpies from Team Fortress 2, reimagined as a species who hatch from eggs. Baby Shpees are Spies before they learn how to backstab, disguise, go invisible, or do anything useful for their team. Actually noobs given a baby-voice by Jerma.
- Animal Motifs: Of birds.
- Baby Talk: How they communicate, and how Jerma talks to them.
- Boom, Headshot!: Happens to them often, due to how they stand still for long periods of time.
- Endangered Species: Because they get killed so easily, Jerma takes it on himself to protect them. With poor results every time. Apparently, over 700 shpees are born every second, but only 2 survive to adulthood.
- Growing Wings: Apparently, according to Jerma, they do this after getting their first kill.
- Noob: What they actually are.
- Oh, Crap!: Flocks of them, or "adult" spies, can be terrifying, provoking this reaction from Jerma.
- Little Bit Beastly: They have no actual animal appearances, but they act as if they belong in a species instead of the human race.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Subverted, they look identical to French backstabbing smartass assassins. But their voice is beyond adorable.
Mr. SneakmanA Superhero character who made he debut in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online videos, he teaches the audience how to be sneaky, although what he does isn't very sneaky, and usually amounts to walking in traffic.
- Badass Cape
- Big Damn Heroes: He swoops in to save the day from Lord Zeraxos in Jerma Rumble 3.
- Catchphrase: "Hey it's me, Mr. Sneakman. Today I'm going to ____"
- Department of Redundancy Department: "It's Mr. Sneakman Part 2 the Sequel!"
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He is the only one strong enough to take out Demon Lord Zeraxos.
- Domino Mask
- Gonk: His Jerma Rumble appearance is very strange.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To stop Demon Lord Zeraxos from destroying the entire Jerma Rumble, he grabs him and drags him off the arena, eliminating them both from the competition. Zeraxos had already eliminated himself, but Mr. Sneakman did manage to hurt Zeraxos' leg badly enough so he couldn't come back.
- Made of Iron: He gets run over by cars, crashes while on a motorcycle, and crashes while driving a car while flipping people off, but he doesn't seem to die.
- Nonindicative Name: He doesn't sneak, he's more of a dare devil who endangers his life by walking in traffic.
- Signature Laugh: He has a gleeful chuckle.
- Simpleton Voice
- Taking You with Me: When his fight with Zeraxos isn't looking good, he throws both himself and Zeraxos out of the ring at once, disqualifying both of them.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: He himself admits he's not very sneaky.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Strangely wears very feminine high heels as part of his costume, but nothing other than that.
FrankA friend of MLG Grandpa's, who has appeared in Grandpa's Christmas Album and an MLG Grandpa instructional video for Modern Warfare 3.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the Christmas Album in 2012, he is one of 4 characters the channel has heard from. He has not been heard of in a long time.
- Grumpy Old Man
- One-Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Frank Pizza of the Boston Celtics.
- Out of Focus: Since Grandpa himself is out of focus, his friend Frank is as well.
- Satellite Character: Around Grandpa.
The School PrincipalA character Jerma invented, who is an angry school principal. He debuted in a Team Fortress 2 Demoman Tip video in 2012, appeared in Grandpa's Christmas Album later that year, before disappearing completely.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Has never appeared again after the Christmas Album.
- Dean Bitterman: Gives vibes of this.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: He shows up from nowhere, has zero justification for his existence, and disappears as soon as he came.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: As soon as he leaves, Jerma remarks how strange his appearance was and that they'll return to the video they had started.
- Mad Mathematician: Assigns math problems to Jerma as punishment for not including him in the video.
- Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: His whole appearance borders on Big-Lipped Alligator Moment if not for Jerma calling himself out shortly afterward.
- Non-Giving-Up School Guy: All he wanted was to help Jerma teach the audience how to play Demoman in Team Fortress 2. Jerma made him disappear by chanting "homework sucks".
- Sadist Teacher
- Weaksauce Weakness: Chanting "Homework sucks!" repeatedly sends him away. It's his "only weakness".
JexJerma's alter-ego who can actually properly play video games.
- Badass Normal: Technically still Jerma, and therefore a completely normal human.
- Messy Hair: Distinguished from Jerma by his greasy, Gary Oldman-esque haircut.
- Shonen Hair: Being essentially a very silly anime hero, he has this.
- Super Form: After being defeated by Green Screen, Jex was revived and became Super JEX in order to stop him.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Inverted. JEX is considerably more moral than Jerma is from what we've seen of him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Is this for Jerma.
Bean Bag SonicJerma's most famous pet in Monster Hunter, named for resembling a bean bag form of Sonic and constantly dabbing.
- Badass Adorable: Easily the best fighter JEREME ever gets, and fairly cute, albeit in an odd fashion.
- Broken Pedestal: Suffers this after nearly dying due to JEREME sending him out on a mission, growing to despise him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Starts out with rather mediocre stats, but quickly becomes an incredibly fighter.
SheetoAn Otomatone that Jerma bought that was introduced when he streamed Celeste.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Invokes this despite being a plastic toy that makes notes.
Sims Murder House ResidentsThe numerous residents of the modded Sims 4 streams, where Jerma specifically modded the game to let it kill people in a wide variety of ways.
- Bloody Hilarious: The entire point of the streams.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Garret, the closest to a normal person, serves as this for the entire group.
- Jerkass: They're all sociopathic mass murderers who are almost exclusively rude to each other. Some are worse then others, though.
- Laughably Evil: The entire point of the stream is to have them murder each other and others in the most insane way possible.
- Not so Above It All: Garret is basically a normal person, but still occasionally engages in mass murder.
B.F. BugleberryEasily Jerma's shittiest character yet, Bugleberry is an old man (in fact a rubber mask with a voice changer) who likes to read TERRIFYING stories to Jerma's audience.
- Evil Old Folks: He really wants to be this, but he's not really evil in any fashion.
Mr. Green(z)A horrifying, obese Goblin-like creature who constantly makes ridiculous gambling bets, representing Jerma's internal dark side and severe addiction to gambling
- Asshole Victim: Downplayed in that he never actually dies, but it is clear that Mr. Greenz' lifetime of smoking and obesity has not left him in a healthy state, several times vomiting all over himself and the Blackjack table, and suffering near-constant heart attacks that he barely survives each time.Mr. Greenz: Deaugh! I think my heart just-ugh, I think I might have...my s-...something just exploded in there, I felt it, I could feel it!
- Determinator: You have to hand it to him, he will not give up gambling, even as he has his third heart attack in three days and vomits the entire contents of his stomach onto the blackjack table.
- Fat Bastard: He grows increasingly obese and blob-like as he continues gambling.
- Jerkass: He's incredibly rude and obnoxious towards everyone and spends all night hogging the blackjack table.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When begged by a woman who had helped him previously to give a small amount of money to save her child's life, he considers it for a second before screaming at her to leave.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Fat Bastard that he is, his life of selfishness, smoking, and gluttony has caught up to him in his years, leaving him an obese wreck who has at least one heart attack per day and vomiting the entire contents of his stomach the moment something goes wrong.
- Narcissist: He constantly brags about how he's the greatest person at gambling that has ever lived even as he constantly loses.
- Pet the Dog: He demonstrates a kinder side around his assistant Steve, even giving him extra money, complementing him and letting him gamble for him.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Is able to acquire an ungodly amount of money with minimal effort... and then immediately gamble it all away.
- Our Goblins Are Different: He's green, greedy and has a long nose like most goblins, but instead of stealing the money, he just constantly gambles and is morbidly obese.
- Spell My Name with an S: The original stream that Mr. Green originated from used both "Green" and "Greenz" as spellings for his name, although "Green" is used more often when referring to him.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Even more so of a nice guy than the film versions of Jigsaw. Here, his traps are relatively easy to escape and aren't even that life-or-limb (most of them just involve gases of some kind).
- Affably Evil: Just like his movie counterpart, Jigsaw is charming and friendly, but still puts people in death traps.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Most of his traps are easily escapable, with the punishment always being gas of some sort.
- Expy: His dynamic with Jerma is very reminiscent of Star.
- For the Evulz: In Watch_Dogs 2, Etalyx stunned a husky and ran over a dog on the beach just to mess with Jerma.
- Mad Libs Dialogue: Jerma's infamous(ly hilarious) Army of Two stream involved him playing with "Etalyx".. clips being played from a soundboard.
- Moral Event Horizon: Tazing a husky Jerma attempted to pet in Watch_Dogs 2.
- Not so Above It All: He has a tendency of playing along with Jerma's nonsense, or intentionally pushing his buttons.
- Straight Man: Usually to Jerma's buffoonery.
- Troll: Occasionally messes with Jerma for giggles.
Gabe Newell (from Valve Software)The creator of Team Fortress 2 and CEO of Valve, and is the only character other than Jerma to compete in every single Jerma Rumble fighting event.
- Beard of Sorrow: Grows one for Jerma Rumble 3, where he looks a lot more mentally unhinged as a result of previous failures.
- The Berserker: Becomes this in Jerma Rumble 3, giving a loud scream and quickly annihilating contestants left and right.
- Berserk Button: Apparently, getting Half Life 3 announced. And hearing people trash-talk the End of the Line update for Team Fortress 2.
- The Bus Came Back: After not making an appearance at Jermania since Jerma Rumble 3 in 2014, he, along with his archnemesis, The Pencil, returned in Jermania 2020.
- Crack Defeat: In Jerma Rumble 3, despite easily defeating the previous wrestlers, he's ultimately defeated by The Pencil, who's weaker and less experienced than Gabe. Though he would've defeated The Pencil had he not fell for The Pencil's Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
- Determinator: He lasts a very, VERY long time in every Jerma Rumble he enters. He gets eliminated ultimately each time, but his fighting spirit has not gone unnoticed.
- Dudley Do-Right Stops to Help: In the third Jerma Rumble, he falls for The Pencil's Wounded Gazelle Gambit and tries to help him get back on his feet, leading to The Pencil blindsiding and eliminating him. On the other hand, his actions caused The Pencil to reveal his true nature to the public.
- Failure Is the Only Option: The poor guy can't seem to catch a break, except in his 1v2 match against Sonic and Pac-Man. He would've won Jerma Rumble 3, if The Pencil hadn't tricked him and cheated his way to victory.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In the third Jerma Rumble, he attempts to help The Pencil get back on his feet after seemingly injuring him, and The Pencil rewards him with his sportsmanship by blindsiding him.
- One-Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his first name with Gabe "The Glue Man" Degrossi.
- Show Stopper: Every time he appears, the audience goes nuts.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Becomes this with Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Signature Move: The Power-bomb, which he uses on Sonic the Hedgehog multiple times.
The BLU Spy (from Team Fortress 2)One of Jerma's favourite Team Fortress 2 classes, on the offensive team. Now a recurring character in Jerma Rumble.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Gabe Newell from being triple-teamed by Sonic, Pac-Man and Gordon Freeman in Jermania 2014.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Against Gabe Newell. Sometimes it looks like they'll team up, with Gabe Newell as Spy's creator and boss. Spy will turn on Gabe pretty quickly, since in Jerma Rumble, there are no teams.
- Drop the Hammer: He wields a sledgehammer in Jermania.
BatboyA bat who is also a boy, and the first "shitty character" to enter The Jerma Rumbles.
- Back from the Dead: He was apparently Killed Offscreen by Benjamin Franklin by being run over by a truck. He comes back in Jermania and Jerma Rumble 3.
- Bat Out of Hell: He's not actually scary, just....lame.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets trash-talked, run over by trucks, and has the over-all lowest stats of all the characters.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Apperently Killed Offscreen by Benjamin Franklin, which Jerma is really happy about. He did come back.
- Freak Lab Accident: He was created in a lab, by scientists trying to create a super hero.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: He was created to be a Super hero, but was despised for just how lame and annoying he is.
- Original Character: He is the first ever character created JUST for the Jerma Rumble, not from a previously existing franchise or Jerma video.
- Unexplained Recovery: Somehow from being killed by Benjamin Franklin. Jerma is shocked.
- Winged Humanoid: He doesn't seem to be able to use them.
- Darker and Edgier: In Jerma Rumble Live Action he shows up with a cigarette in his mouth, throws an empty bottle into the audience, and flips everyone off.
- Jerkass: As a result of continued series failures, he's become increasingly cruel and bitter.
- Killed Offscreen: As of Jerma Rumble 3.
The ChickenA disturbing chicken-like wrestler.
Gabe "The Glue Man" Degrossi / GluemanFormerly the greatest basketball player of all time, Gabe Degrossi was able to not only hurl the ball from the other side of the court and land it in the net, but train the rest of his team to do so perfectly.
However, Gabe suffered a horrific lab accident, which granted him "glue powers" at the cost of his basketball prowess. He later joined the Jerma Wrestling Foundation, where he earned the moniker of "Shittiest Character."
- Body Horror: His glue powers(?) give him a bright white skin color, as well as a grossly misshapen head.
- Breakout Character: He was initially a Joke Character in the first Jerma Rumble that Jerma said had won a Twitter poll on the shittiest character in the event. However, after almost winning Jerma Rumble 1 and becoming The Rival to JWF!Jerma in Jermania 2014, he has since become a consistent recurring character in the JWF universe and even made an appearance alongside Jerma in Vinewrestle 2019.
- Freak Lab Accident: Turned him into glue and cost him his sporting career.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: He was the greatest basketball player to ever live.
- The Rival: After Jerma defeats him for the Jerma Rumble 1 title and later assaults him after being eliminated in Jerma Rumble 2, he returns in Jermania 2014 announcing he will be his opponent during the event until Jerma Rumble 2 winner Cap'n Crunch interrupts the main event and proceeds to win instead.
- Took a Level in Badass: Glue Man actually manages to eliminate some people in Live Action Rumble and stays in for an impressive amount of time.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: His voice is weird, even by Jerma standards.
Gordon Freeman (from Half-Life)The main character of the Half-Life series.
The 30s MilkmanA character who resembles a milkman from the 1930s.
- Anti-Climax: Enters the ring in Jerma Rumble 3 and is almost immediately eliminated by Count Chocula about 30 seconds later.
Super Mario (Byeah?)The real Super Mario, through and through. Probably not a Byeah in a costume.
The RED Heavy from (from Team Fortress 2)A wild Russian man who is a powerful defense class in TF2.
The CoathangerA boxer who puts extra care into improving his upper body's physique.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His body is structured as though he had a coat hanger in his jacket.
Captain CrunchThe mascot of the classic Cap'n Crunch breakfast cereal.
The TurkeyA mysterious avian wrestler who resembles The Chicken.
Bill the Co-AnnouncerJerma's co-announcer.
Turtimos the Adolescent WarriorA character who is not affiliated with or related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in any way.
Count ChoculaThe mascot of a previously popular cereal brand which has since been discontinued and restricted to being seen on Halloween. Included after Captain Crunch's stunning win in Jerma Rumble 2.
- Determinator: Despite primarily being included to advertise cereal characters after Captain Crunch's win, he currently holds the record of the all-time best performance in Jerma Rumble 3, and one of the best in the entire Jerma Rumble series, tallying in at 5 eliminations and clocking in at just under 10 minutes of ring time, even despite being interrupted by Demon Lord Zeraxos.
Candyman (from Lethal League)A strange mutated man that has a big smiley face for a head from the abstract fighting game Lethal League.
The MimeA classic mime.
The Slim-Jim GuyThat one weird guy who appeared in commercials for Slim Jims (and not Randy Savage).
Miserable Mikey / Mickey MouseAn odd Mickey Mouse lookalike who's much more cranky.
The PencilA pencil-shaped wrestler that originated from "Your neighborhood classroom". He participated in the third Jerma Rumble as the fifteenth competitor, where he survived the rumble long enough until only him and Gabe Newell were left. When Gabe Newell overpowered him and gave what appeared to be a devastating blow to The Pencil, he fakes a leg injury so he could blindside Gabe and eliminate him, which he succeeded in doing so. While his actions were controversial, his fake injury was still technically legal, and he was crowned the winner of the third Jerma Rumble. For reasons unknown, he has yet to make a reappearance in the future Jerma Rumble events.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Averted. The Pencil isn't disqualified for blindsiding Gabe Newell, and wins the rumble without even a slap on the wrist.
- Combat Pragmatist: When it becomes clear that Gabe Newell is too much for the pencil to handle, he resorts to pulling a Wounded Gazelle Gambit in order to blindside Gabe.
- Dark Horse Victory: Absolutely no one expected The Pencil to win the third Jerma Rumble. Though the only reason he wins is because he uses a Wounded Gazelle Gambit, and would've lost had Gabe Newell saw through it.
- Dirty Coward: Cheats Gabe Newell instead of fighting him properly.
- A Dog Named "Dog": He's a humanoid pencil that goes by the name of The Pencil.
- Gonk: He has a very long and deformed face.
- Hated by All: Absolutely no one was cheering for him when his Wounded Gazelle Gambit causes him to win the third Jerma Rumble.
- Hate Sink: Disgracefully steals the competition from fan favorite Gabe Newell via manipulation.
- Informed Ability: According to Jerma, The Pencil had sharpened his head prior to the third Jerma Rumble to the point where he could stab someone in the heart and instantly kill them. However, his head looks circular and dull, and he never attempts to stab anyone during the rumble.
- Jerkass: Widely regarded as the meanest character in the Jermaverse, surpassing Demon Lord Xeraxos and Jerma himself. He knocks out fan-favorite Gabe Newell by feigning injury, causing universal hatred from Jerma and everyone else.
- Joke Character: The announcer makes it clear that The Pencil was created purely as a cheap gag. He becomes a Lethal Joke Character when he wins the rumble, abet via trickery rather than strength or skill.
- Jobber: Like many characters, The Pencil was created as just another gag character for the other wrestlers to beat. Unlike many characters, he subverts this trope and wins the rumble via trickery.
- Karma Houdini: Despite how repulsive his moves were, it was still technically legal in the game, and he won as a result.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: He makes his comeback in the 2020 Rumble, after several years of absence... only to be thrown out of the ring by a 13-year-old Fortnite gamer.
- Noodle People: His body is very skinny, to the point where he's deformed due to how stretched out he is. This ends up working against him, as he's effortlessly overpowered by the more well-build Gabe Newell, and only a Wounded Gazelle Gambit stops him from losing.
- One-Hit Kill: According to Jerma, The Pencil is capable of instantly killing an average person by using his head to stab them in the heart. Despite this, The Pencil never tries to stab anyone during the rumble.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's always has a frown on his face, even when he's smugly celebrating his victory in the third Jerma Rumble.
- Sequel Non-Entity: For reasons unknown, he had yet to make a reappearance in the future Jerma Rumble events, despite winning the third rumble. This is noticeable since Jerma and Captain Crunch won the first and second Jerma Rumble, and they both made at least one reappearance afterwards. This was speculated to be because of Jerma's disgust with him, although he latter reappeared in the 2020 rumble and was promptly defeated in a few minutes by a 13-year old.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He celebrates his victory at the third Jerma Rumble as if he won by a landslide, while in reality all he did was blindside a wrestler that would've effortlessly defeated him in a fair fight.
- Ungrateful Bastard: At the end of the third Jerma Rumble, Gabe Newell attempts to help The Pencil get back on his feet after seemingly injuring him, and The Pencil shows his gratitude by blindsiding him.
- Unsportsmanlike Gloating: In a non-verbal example, he smugly celebrates after winning the third Jerma Rumble, a victory that he didn't earn.
- Use Your Head: Subverted. Jerma states that The Pencil is capable of instantly killing an average person by using his head to stab them in the heart, with the obvious implication that The Pencil would do so during the rumble. At no point in the rumble does The Pencil attempts this.
- Walking Spoiler: A lot of the tropes involving him spoil his victory in the third Jerma Rumble, as well as the fact that he resorted to using a Wounded Gazelle Gambit in order to do steal victory from Gabe Newell.
- Weak, but Skilled: Due to being a Noodle People, he stands no chance against wrestlers that are more well-build, and he uses dirty tatics to make up for this. This is demonstrated when, after Gabe Newell overpowered him, he uses a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to blindside him.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: At the end of the third Jerma Rumble, he fakes a leg injury so he could lure Gabe Newell into helping him up, then blindsides him.
Sonny the Cocoa Puffs BirdThe mascot of Cocoa Puffs cereal for a while.
Tony the TigerThe mascot of Frosted Flakes cereal.
The Disco DiaperA disco-goer dressed in little but a diaper.
- Mercy Kill: Gets one from Carl Griffinsteed early in the fight.
- Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Is the only contestant still in the ring after The Bottom Half of the Two-Person Horse trips on his corpse.
Jerma's GTA Online character. Debuted in the Live-Action Jerma Rumble.
The hero of the game Castle Griffinsteed. Debuted in the arena in Live-Action Jerma Rumble, but has his own short film.
- Anti-Hero: He has no actual interest in stopping the castle's evil for moral reasons and kills his Great X17-grandfather for a month's supply of chips he eats in 6 seconds.
Audience MemberA member of the audience who was *ahem* lucky enough to join the Rumble.
- Audience Participation: Brought into the ring through this.
The AppleAn apple-themed wrestler.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up to save the Live Action Rumble from Zeraxos, dragging him backstage and disappearing.
The EMTA medic who joined the Rumble when they were short wrestlers.
Winston (from Overwatch)The hyper-intelligent gorilla who's part of Overwatch.
The Two-Person Horse
A pair of men in a horse costume.
- Two Men, One Dress: Their gimmick, allowing two people to enter the ring as one contestant.
- Negated Moment of Awesome: The bottom half came within inches of winning the Live-Action Rumble, only to trip over the Disco Diaper's corpse.
The MagicianA seemingly harmless show magician.
- Knight of Cerebus: The minute he shows up, he starts pulling various competitors' organs out of his hat.
The Christmas TreeA wrestler who is dressed like a spruce tree and adorned with ornaments.
Demon GrandpaThe resurrected MLG Grandpa, back from hell to wreak havoc with his new demonic powers.
- Anti-Climax: Dies of a heart attack after tricking Winston by faking one.
Flanker (from Sorcery!)A shadowy assassin and thief from Sorcery!
The Analander (from Sorcery!)The hero of the Sorcery! series.
- Big Good: The enemy of the serpents in the source material, and he and the Fire Serpent are the final contestants in the rumble. Due to his prior battle with Frogmin, however, he loses swiftly.
Jerma MoonA moon with arms and legs and Jerma's face printed on it.
- Token Heroic Orc: Suggested by Jerma to be a serpent due to both being huge figures and having a moon theme.
The Serpents (Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Moon, Sun, and Time) (from Sorcery!)The seven elemental Serpent enemies from Sorcery!
- Arch-Enemy: Tooth Goblin for Air Serpent, Jerma Moon for Time Serpent in the second rumble, and the Analander for Fire Serpent in the second rumble. The serpents all defeat their enemies. In addition, Dr. Oetker seems to be this to them as a group, as he viciously attacks them, but they do not seem to share this view.
- Berserk Button: The Goblin seems to be the Air Serpent's, as in the first rumble the Air Serpent never stops attacking him, and in the second, the mere sight of the goblin flings him into a rage.
- Big Bad: Collectively, they seem to take this role for the first ever Stream Rumble.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Fire Serpent secures their victory in the second rumble, while the first one crashed before he could even show up.
- The Brute: Time Serpent, who takes on an incredible amount of damage and takes out multiple contenders in the second stream.
- Evil Versus Evil / Enemy Civil War: In the second rumble, Sun Serpent and Moon Serpent go to war with each other, and Time Serpent later steps in and deals with the winner. In addition, the serpents all first appeared fighting each other, but this may have been some form of training.
- Evil Genius / Manipulative Bastard: Possibly the Fire Serpent, if you believe that he manipulated Frogmin and the Mystery Fighter into ensuring his victory.
- The Heavy: Air Serpent in the first rumble, Time Serpent in the second. Ultimately, Fire Serpent was the one to win.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Sun Serpent seems to have been this as he was in the source material, not appearing in the first Serpent Fight. Evidently, he was unsealed in time for the rumble.
- Willfully Weak: What many streamgoers seemed to believe was the case for the Time Serpent, possibly due to rumble rules. It matters little, anyway, as the Fire Serpent won.
Dr. OetkerThe inventor of baking powder and founder of an eponymous line of baking goods.
- Arch-Enemy: Seems to really hate the Serpents.
- Determinator: Lasts a long time in both Rumbles, rivaling Gabe Newell.
- The Hero: Seems to take this role, defeating many villainous enemies, especially the Serpents, fighting even when badly hurt and tired, and beloved by stream and Jerma both, notably being the first contestant in Jerma Wrestling Federation history to ever eliminate two people at the same time. Unfortunately, he is defeated, letting the Serpents claim victory, possibly through subtle manipulations of Frogmin and the Mystery Fighter.
Easy Pete (from Fallout: New Vegas)A friendly old man from Fallout: New Vegas.
FrogminJerma's character from Dark Souls III.
- FaceHeel Turn: Several streamgoers screamed that he was a betrayer when he seemingly decided to help the Serpents in the second rumble, and Jerma even believes that it was his fault that the Fire Serpent won.
Archmage of Mampang (from Sorcery!)The creator of the Seven Serpents from Sorcery!
- Arch-Enemy: After their failed pre-rumble match, Lorag.
Lorag (from Sorcery!)A character from Sorcery!
- Arch-Enemy: After their failed pre-rumble match, the Archmage.
Andrew Jackerry JackedJerma's character from Fallout 4
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is eliminated just as the next contestant comes in.
- Composite Character: " It's Andrew Jackson, It's John Kerry and he's jacked!"
VR GuyA guy wearing a VR headset.
- Captain Oblivious: Wears a VR headset, and thus is completely unaware that what's happening is real. Also appears to be wearing no pants.
Agent 47 (from Hitman)The main character of the Hitman series.
SluggoA man of diminutive stature coated in slick slime. Described by Jerma as "A melted action figure."
- Killed Off for Real: Dies before the main event in Jerma Rumble 2017 and has not been seen since.
- The Grotesque: He's absolutely malformed, yet bizarrely endearing
Snattacat (from Sorcery!)A feline enemy from Sorcery!
Tooth GoblinA summoned goblin companion from Sorcery!
Mystery CharacterA random, evidently very powerful character created by one of Jerma's friends, his true identity, purpose, and name being a complete mystery.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Fire Serpent shortly deals with him after arriving in the arena, making it clear he is the true final villain.
Widowmaker (from Overwatch)The dangerous sniper assassin of Talon.
- Oddball Doppelgänger: Appears a bit more masculine and... "big-boned" than the Widowmaker featured in Overwatch.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is eliminated a few seconds after coming into the ring
A seemingly unstoppable contestant that appeared halfway into the 2018 Rumble. He quickly proved himself to be nigh-unstoppable and the single most dangerous villain in the Jermaverse.
- Big Bad: Takes this role for the 2018 Jerma Rumble, defeating the rest of the cast in the first rumble, and revealing universe-destroying capabilities in the second. It took the creation of Super JEX to finally stop him, but who knows how long until he returns...
- Breakout Character: Originally just a filler and representative of the Green Screen Stream Jerma had done, he got to stay around and got several matches starring him because of how much ass he kicked and how he refused to stay down.
- Chroma Key: The basis of the character, and apparently also what made it so powerful. Anything can be in that green space, and thus he can copy anyone's power at his leisure.
- Darkest Hour: He flings the Jermaverse into one, where he conquers one timeline and destroys another, and threatens to do the same to a third unless the heroes can find some way to stop him.
- Godzilla Threshold: His arrival and destruction of the second timeline make him this. It takes the resurrection of JEX as a superhuman being to finally defeat him, but even that may be temporary.
- The End of the World as We Know It: His mere arrival in the second rumble of 2018 destroys the universe he's inMeta note .
- Hero Killer: Slaughters many skilled contestants in his first arrival, ultimately winning the match atop a pile of the others' corpses. In the second rumble, he goes a step beyond and erases the timeline he's in from existence, effectively killing everyone in the Jermaverse, from Burgah Boy to Demon Lord Zeraxos. In the third timeline, he kills Jerma, Adam Sandler, and even JEX, though the last was revived as Super JEX.
- Inexplicably Awesome/The Spook: Demon Lord Zeraxos is a lord of hell. JEX is a genetically engineered super cop. The Serpents are the creations of an archmage. The Green Screen dwarfs them all in sheer power, yet nobody knows who he is or where he came from, only that he is here to kill and destroy. He is speculated to be an embodiment of the end of worlds, but even that is a mere theory.
- Kick Them While They're Down: One of his trademark moves, as he likes stomping on his lessers as he destroys them. He is also prone to taunting his enemies while they are helpless.
- The Omnipotent: Speculated to be so powerful because hey can use Chroma Key to gain the abilities of anything that exists. When taking his BSOD form, he seems to embody the destruction of all reality via the power of a blue screen of death.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He desires nothing more than the end of everything.
- Outside-Context Problem: Many contestants in the Jerma rumble were created to be powerful, like the Serpents, JEX and Zeraxos, among others. Green Screen was created as a joke, born from recent green-screening Jerma had actually done, and yet this joke proceeded to evolve into an unstoppable monster.
- Power Copying: The power of Chroma Key is speculated to let him simply copy anything and anyone in power and skill, and he doesn't stop at simply one copied fighter at a time, letting him run roughshod over everyone.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The earliest rumbles had no villains at all, and if they did, the villain was usually dealt with rather quickly. The first ever stream rumble had the Serpents, but they only won through trickery and deceit, with their Big Bad, Fire Serpent only reigning victorious because he appeared last. Green Screen however ripped his way through a small dozen valiant warriors elected for the most prestigious tournament in the Jermaverse, and then later revealed he had the power of universal destruction. It took a godly, perfect being to defeat him, and even then, he came back for another round...
- Super Mode: Has one in the form of BSOD, a blue version of him that embodies his sheer reality-destroying force. It was only activated once Super JEX defeated his original green form.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Of a sort. He was once a normal green screen, but being morphed into a humanoid form gave him limitless power that he soon abused.
- Villainous BSoD: Well, in a literal manner of speaking...