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Maxwell "Max" Allan

I see the title. I see the menu screen. And I know I'm about to play this. But still, I have to ask: what am I doing?

The creator of the channel and main LPer. When on his own, he's a Deadpan Snarker who mostly reacts to the game; when more people join him, he acquires traits of Cloud Cuckoo Lander and Large Ham, which increase based on the amount of people with him. He often takes up a host role as well, particularly in Minecraft Party (and most other Minecraft things for that matter).

Also goes by: RLYoshi, RLY0shi, RLYoshi1, and IAmSciencePony.

  • Achievements in Ignorance: Quite a few.
    • He beats Dan in the first game of Battle Chess: Game of Kings in four moves, without really realizing what he was doing.
    • Pretty much all of his combos in HuniePop are accidental. And at least once, he won without having been keeping track of his score.
    • He tells a story about how, one time, he beat Queen Bean over the course of at least an hour by only using hammer attacks (which deal one damage each), because he didn't realize you could (let alone were supposed to) jump on her arms, then when her crown falls off, jump on her head to deal a more normal amount of damage.
    • He gets through the first two missions of Master Spy without knowing there's a flip jump.
  • Adorkable: Sure, he can be loud, but his hammy, ditzy, yet intelligent personality is very endearing, and he doesn't look half bad either.
    • It helps that he's into My Little Pony, loves dogs and cats, and can be emotional about topics on social media.
    • In part 5 of HuniePop, he lists off a few pickup lines he's apparently used in the past. He also heavily implies they never worked.
    Think you can take time out of your busy schedule of looking pretty to go out with me?
  • Always Someone Better: Pretty much everyone comes across as this to him; it's not that he's bad at games, it's just that everyone else is usually better.
    • Courier Dan and Rhino are the primary examples in early races, but now he's more on par with them.
    • Dokapon Kingdom is the first time he's been this to someone else; Rhino and Tim seem to never be able to catch up with him. Max remarks how even he has no idea how he retains such a lead!
  • Animal Motifs: Wolves. Fitting, as much like a wolf, Max is friendly and playful in the right company but is dangerous when provoked. A few examples of when the motif shows up:
    • His obsession with wolves in Minecraft, which extends as far back as The Drawing Board.
    • His favorite movie is Alpha and Omega, a movie that focuses primarily on wolves.
    • Apparently his long hair, fast sprinting speed, and Beware the Nice Ones attitude earned him the nickname "the big bad wolf" in school.
    • His favorite The Legend of Zelda game is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which is also one of his favorite games of all time. Twilight Princess is the game where, of course, Link turns into a wolf.
    • While not exactly wolves, he has many dogs in real life.
  • Asexuality: While he still has romantic interests, he's made it clear on social media and in some videos that he has no interest in sex. In HuniePop, this leads to him either feeling uncomfortable or choosing to Ignore The Fanservice when a particularly saucy image comes up.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Has a tendency to not focus and get distracted by other things.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a naturally deep voice, which he can make go even deeper. Depending on what he's going for, it can sound make him sound calming, evil, or just older and more mature. It gets utilized in a lot of his character voices.
  • Badass Beard: He was growing a cool one by not shaving for a whole year, though shaved it off in late 2015, going back to his former Perma-Stubble.
  • Berserk Button: He has quite a few.
    • People goofing around in recordings and hindering progress.
    • People being a Sore Loser. When someone gets bad luck, Max usually seems to feel bad for them, but that goes out the window if they take it badly.
    • Constantly calling upon Future Max for random things.
    • Being interrupted when he's trying to explain something. Especially if the person who interrupts him proceeds to explain the exact same thing.
    • A very minor one is people not calling him "Max" in videos; he's clearly relieved when Rhino calls him Max instead of Yosh in Minecraft Party, and he expresses irritation when somebody begins calling him by a new nickname.
    • In one Fortune Street board, he offers Rhino a trade that benefits both of them, arguably Rhino even more so, mostly in a desperate attempt to avoid ending the game in last. Rhino tries to up the trade in his favor significantly despite being far ahead of Max. Max doesn't take this lightly.
    • When a game seems to favor someone through RNG, while he sticks to Tranquil Fury, he makes sure it's clear he isn't happy. The end of Mt. Magmageddon in Fortune Street, where Rhino is handed a very quick victory jog, or the end of Delfino Plaza in the same game, when a random event deliberately gives Jero thousands of dollars to give him the win after a close match between everyone, are good examples of this.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's far from a pushover despite his nice demeanor. Extends to role-playing or decision-based games, such as The Walking Dead or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where he'll be as nice as he can to literally everyone to the point of seeming submissive, then turn around and be absolutely brutal with them when conflict passes a certain threshold - usually as soon as the option to fight them comes up, but as seen with Nick or Carver, he'll settle for just being a dick to them in dialogue if they piss him off enough.
  • Book Dumb: In gaming videos, he seems like this, considering in Board Game Online he got mass and weight confused, saying that the Earth's weight can't be figured out, when in actuality it is weightless due to floating in space.
    • Subverted when he has time to think. See Cutie Mark Laboratories or any time a topic of his interest comes up.
  • Boss Battle: He takes on the role of the Overseer at the end of Vault 14 in Minecraft Party, becoming this for the winner, Rhino. He chases the competitor around a small maze, can only be harmed from the back, and will easily lose track of the competitor while chasing them.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a goofy, somewhat Ax-Crazy gamer and brony who loves making inappropriate jokes and yelling at people. He's also a social media manager for Legends of Equestria, a voice actor in various projects, and an extremely talented director, writer, and editor for his projects that require any such skills. "Writer" also works for stories and fan fiction.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He was born in Canada and mentions that, due to his ancestry, he's also part Spanish, German, French, Irish, English, and Romanian (and possibly Italian). However, downplayed, as he never really shows any indication of this, aside from using a few Spanish, German, or French words just for fun.
  • Butt-Monkey: Subverted as of late, but in earlier videos he was typically on the receiving end of Peter's abuse, Zero's wisecracks, and general bad gameplay.
    • A bit deconstructed now, since he's said on social media that he hates being this and/or The Load in games, causing it to come out as irritation or unfunny trolling (which makes his attitude in Castle Crashers make more sense). He's been taking measures to specifically avert this now.
  • Canada, Eh?: Born in Alberta and currently lives in Ontario. He often makes Self-Deprecation jokes about Canadian stereotypes.
  • Catchphrase: Several, some specific to each let's play. Recurring ones include:
    • "What's up, YouTube? This is RLYoshi as usual. I'm Max..."
      • A frustrated "AND..." when trying to get other people to introduce themselves.
    • "...I think that's gonna be it for this episode."
      • Was formerly "session" instead of "episode" before he started recording episodes individually, as opposed to recording a long session and just having the episodes be the session chopped into roughly thirty-minute segments.
    • "Doo do-doo do-doo~" See Not So Innocent Whistling below.
      • He also sometimes does the same with the Christmas carol Deck the Halls.
    • "WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOR?!"
    • "Koyaanisqatsi..." seems to be his go-to Ominous Latin Chanting. Doubles as a Shout-Out to the movie of the same name.
    • "How much you wanna bet that..." before giving a likely, or unlikely but funny, scenario.
    • "That's the good stuff." When something goes his way, or something happens that he likes.
    • "Excuse you..." When a character in-game (or, rarely, a co-commentator) makes a crack at his expense or says something inappropriate. May have picked this up from Zero.
    • "So, how bout them sports?" In a game with other people when nothing's happening.
    • "Don't ask questions you don't want answers to." Said when someone asks a question that Max either doesn't want to answer (usually because he finds it funnier that way), or just doesn't know the answer to.
    • "It was thiiiiiis big!" whenever a character has their arms held out and hands spaced apart.
    • "Shotty some bodies!" when grabbing a shotgun.
    • "If you don't know what that is, Google it" whenever he mentions something (including the name of the game he's playing) that he doesn't feel like describing.
    • "Five. Five. Five. Five. Five. Five. Five. Five." Explanation 
    • "'So what did you do on your summer vacation?' 'I [insert description of weird in-game event].'"
    • "You/I solved the puzzle." in sarcastic response to himself, or someone he's watching playing, performing a simple task in a game that regardless yields a reward (such as pulling a switch or killing an enemy).
    • "Alright, game; I'll play your game." in response to the game taking him by surprise with difficulty, either by blindsiding him with a twist or just being harder than it looks.
  • Character Tics: Tends to have his arms crossed over his chest if he's talking and not using them to make gestures to emphasize his point. This eventually faded, though.
    • Also, unless laughing, he rarely has a full smile; only the left side of his mouth goes up, resembling more of a smirk.
    • Ever since switching to a headset microphone, you will often hear quiet scratching sounds as he readjusts the mic for no reason whatsoever. This, thankfully, disappeared after he once again switched microphones.
  • Child Hater: Downplayed. He's mentioned at least once or twice that he isn't good with children, nor does he enjoy interacting with them.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: When playing video games. Unless he's on his own.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His main color is blue, specifically a dark shade, and yellow is his secondary color.
  • The Comically Serious: Yes, he manages to pull this off, though only on occasion. Usually it's in the form of Deadpan Snarker commentating on a game when solo, or sounding completely serious when saying something ridiculous or untrue to his co-commentator.
  • Cross Player: If he thinks a game doesn't require much immersion, but offers character creation, he'll often play a female just to shake things up. Apparently he does this so he can feel more creative with how he makes his character look, because when he plays a male he feels compelled to just make them look like himself.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His gaming skill is infamously subpar, but when a game comes up that he's good at, he suddenly becomes a major threat. He dominates quite often in 100% Orange Juice! for the first half, and is The Dreaded in Dokapon Kingdom.
    • Bear in mind his gaming accomplishments: beating the Undertale genocide boss, beating Battletoads (with infinite lives, but still), one hundred percenting Fallout 3 numerous times within his first year of playing it, building numerous complex games and contraptions in Minecraft, and becoming a genuinely promising competitive Overwatch player. And that's not even counting his improvised ideas and puzzle-solving skills in, well, puzzle games (and the Legend of Zelda series), his consistent Genre Savviness even in games he's never touched before, or his apparent potential as a competitive Pokémon battler.
    • Let's just say you can mock him all you like, but if you want to fight him in a video game, you'd better be careful what game you pick.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He has bad insomnia that causes him to fall asleep very late, and makes it very common for him to stay up all night. So, he invokes this trope crossed with Mundane Utility, and uses these all-nighters to continue editing videos, allowing him to finish faster overall.
    • The trope still applies, but judging by Max's Twitter and Tumblr accounts, as well as his own tales of experience with insomnia, he does not consider it to be a blessing. At best, he considers it to just be him making the best of a bad situation.
  • Cuteness Proximity: The Remlits in Skyward Sword end up reducing him to baby talk.
    • Pip, his cat, steals all of his attention when she wanders in during a game of Fibbage.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Determinator: He will always succeed. Eventually.
    • His fight against Queen Bean, as seen under Achievements in Ignorance above, shows he's been like this for a while.
    • Him managing to build not only the Minecraft Party boards and minigames, but also a puzzle adventure map. Of note is when he mentions one puzzle in the map (the ice sliding one) took him literal days to program all the command blocks.
    Max: (paraphrased) Every possible direction you can push the block, from every possible position it can be in, has about six or seven command blocks needed to make it work.
    • Applies to real life, particularly his work. It doesn't matter if he's sleep-deprived, sick, otherwise busy, or what have you; Max doesn't fall behind schedule.
      • One particular example: after getting his wisdom teeth removed, Max got home and immediately went back to recording, just letting the numbness in his mouth go away as he talked. Anyone who's had their wisdom teeth removed knows this isn't exactly easy; even the simplest, most painless of procedures require you to take a few days off and get some rest for the day. Max didn't even let it last an hour.
    • He plans to get first-playthrough 100% Completion on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Embarrassing Ringtone: Subverted. His ringtone is Space Unicorn (though according to this tweet it's been replaced, at least for the time being, with Invisible), but he shows no signs of being embarrassed by it and is just as amused as anyone else when it rings during recording.
  • Epic Fail: Listing them all would take up this entire page. Let's just say the Crowning Moment of Funny page is about ninety percent his own failures.
    • One particularly big one that deserves special mention: the reason his Fallout 3 let's play went on hiatus after the sixth part. Max went back to record more a couple weeks after recording with Dan, but couldn't find his save file, because they were all named either "RLYoshi" or "Max" and he saved so often that he had tons of save files at level seven (which he was at when he ended the sixth episode). He checked all the files, but found nothing, and decided he'd have to just play back up to the point he was at and follow alongside his let's play so far. Several weeks later, he loaded his let's play up, started playing...then wondered, "How come I have a different Xbox profile picture in the video? Oh right, I used a different account so I could get achievements." Five seconds pass. "What the fuck."
  • Eyes Always Shut: He often squints to the point of looking like this trope is in effect if there's a decent amount of light.
  • The Gadfly
  • Genre Savvy: Though sometimes Wrong Genre Savvy due to overthinking it. He's gotten much better over time.
  • The GM Is A Cheating Bastard: Zero accuses him of this jokingly during Minecraft Party. Averted, though.
    • Actually played straight at times; he changes rules involving paths on a dime just for simplicity, and decides out of nowhere that the Creeper Player can use mobs on the board. These are arguably minor examples, though, and this disappears in later boards.
  • Grammar Nazi: He points out just about every single onscreen typo when playing video games.
  • Guile Hero: He's actually rather clever, and during multiplayer games, he can use his words to make deals or cause influences that benefit him. For example, he manages to get people to pick his Fibbage lie by "offhandedly mentioning" that only two of them make sense (his lie and the truth), resulting in him swiping first place.
    • Subverted somewhat in Fortune Street in that, while he is still good at making deals, he typically gets screwed over by the bad luck of people not landing on his spaces, thus resulting in him losing anyway.
  • Hates Being Touched: Played straight at first, but he later revealed that he isn't particularly uncomfortable with physical contact unless it's unexpected.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: As seen in his BronyCon 2015 vlog, when he puts on a suit.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With tons of the group, naturally, but particularly has this dynamic with Peter, Zero, Dan, Tim, and Rhino, regardless of how long he's actually known them.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He's overcome by Cuteness Proximity by just about any dogs, virtual or otherwise. Possibly stems from the fact that he has several dogs in real life and has lived around dogs for as long as he can remember. (Though he seems to prefer cats as of late.)
  • Hidden Depths: For a guy whose main traits are gaming and goofing around, he has a lot.
    • The obvious one is his video editing skills, which nowadays practically isn't even "hidden" anymore, but it still applies since it only becomes apparent in Cutie Mark Laboratories and special videos, such as Minecraft Party.
    • He's got some surprising Minecraft building skills, particularly with pixel artwork, as seen on his Tumblr when he occasionally posts pictures of his builds.
    • He's very logical and calculating in real life when he isn't doing let's plays, despite being Book Dumb. Just see Cutie Mark Laboratories.
    • He has far more patience and creativity than one would expect from him, considering he built Minecraft Party - the board, all twenty-three minigames, the tutorial, and came up with the rules - in only three days.
    • He used to be skilled at poi and clay sculpting. He's also a visual novel programmer off and on.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Type 2; he's used a computer for years and certainly knows his way around various programs, but fully admits he has no idea of how computers and other technology actually works or what to do if stuff goes wrong. To the point where, for example, the process of setting up a second monitor for his computer took months.
    • Somewhat present with Minecraft circuitry as well. He knows the basics of how stuff works and can use that to create amazing things, but show him something already built - even if it's something similar to what he's done himself - and he can't make heads or tails of it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He often criticizes Rhino's GTA Online driving tendencies despite often crashing quite a bit himself and going out of his way to bump motorcyclists or run over pedestrians.
    • He complains about Rhino's Wrong Genre Savvy tendencies in Ocarina of Time, despite doing something similar in Breath of the Wild (both being overly analytical of certain areas and sometimes missing obvious solutions).
  • Iconic Outfit: His dark blue hoodie. And to a lesser extent, a hat, though the actual color and design of it tends to change; currently it's black with the Overwatch symbol.
    • In Minecraft, his golden pants; originally just an unfortunately bright shade of yellow chosen for his pants to keep his blue-and-yellow theme going, it's become a Running Gag to say he's wearing golden pants or leggings, and he even recreates this in other games when he can.
  • Ignore The Fanservice: Being asexual, he tends to not bat an eye at erotic or sexy moments or characters in games. If he does acknowledge it in any major capacity, it's usually due to him feeling awkward or uncomfortable with it.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: When customizing a character for a game, he has a tendency to make them look as much like he does in real life as he can. Sometimes he'll add one extra element, like the robot visor in Stardew Valley, or have some alternate outfits, like in Grand Theft Auto V. Obviously this goes out the window if he plays a female.
  • The Insomniac: Not too bad early on, but over time it became rather prominent outside of his videos; he makes frequent tweets and blog posts early in the morning, does a lot of recording when tired (and does a good job hiding it most of the time), and brings it up a lot in videos. He supposedly takes sleeping pills, but keeps needing to raise the dosage because his body is slowly developing an immunity to them.
  • Jerkass: Subverted. He used to have a rather bad streak of this, particularly in 2015, but it's lightened up considerably since then.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He likes cats just as much as dogs, if not more so. (Seemingly more so.)
  • Least Rhymable Word: He subverts this when the topic comes up by thinking of "close enough" rhymes with words that are actually impossible to rhyme (or only have one or two perfect rhymes, like purple and silver). While the legitimacy of some of his rhymes is debatable, the majority are excusable (for example, some rhymes with orange: storage, porridge, forage, and mortgage).
  • The Load: In most early multiplayer games, such as Castle Crashers and, before he changed characters, Borderlands 2.
  • Made of Iron: Takes a lot of abuse in real life and just rolls with it.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He can come up with new voices on the fly that are, while similar to one another, at the very least distinguishable. Being a voice actor does that.
    • As a good comparison, throughout Phoenix Wright: Justice For All, he provides fitting voices for Winston Payne, Mia Fey, Ini Miney (actually Mimi, but still), Wendy Oldbag, and Matt Engarde (before and after The Reveal). All of whom have personalities and tones all over the spectrum.
    • The only thing he can't do is a high-pitched voice (as in he's physically incapable of it, as opposed to just being bad at it).
  • Motor Mouth
  • Never Gets Drunk: Downplayed; in the Worms Revolution Let's Drink, despite drinking a lot of apple cider (and some beer) and it being his absolute first time drinking, the only signs that Max is drunk are the fact that his vision swims when he moves around and he will sometimes say a word wrong, only to immediately notice and correct himself. He acts just the same otherwise, though it's up for debate whether or not this is saying much.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nightmare Fetishist: His favorite Pokémon is none other than Litwick. He finds it cute because it steals people's souls to fuel its flame. That's right; not despite doing that, because it does that.
  • Not So Innocent Whistling: Not actual whistling, but he'll often hum "Doo do-doo do-doo!" (in tune to a slowed down version of the theme from the first level of Super Mario Bros. 2) before or after doing something dickish or screwing up. Sometimes he'll hum Deck the Halls for a similar reason.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: While still energetic and fond of the Deadpan Snarker routine, he's much less crazy and a lot more restrained in real life than in videos.
  • Only Sane Man: When not playing video games, he can come across as this to anyone else with him.
    • Sometimes in video games, outside of his commentary, he takes this role. He usually remains rather grounded if he isn't deliberately messing around.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When he goes from cheerful Large Ham to being snappy and irritated, leave him alone.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Pretty much any time he attempts an accent, it will fail. See What the Hell Is That Accent? below.
    • Subverted with southern, British, and Irish accents; while heavily exaggerated in most cases, they're at least recognizable. He can also do a decent Austrian accent when he tries to do an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation.
  • Perma-Stubble: This is how his facial hair appeared on camera before he stuck to clean-shaven. He claimed that it was an actual beard at least sometimes, though.
  • Properly Paranoid: As a result of being both Genre Savvy and a hater of being taken by surprise, a lot of things in games - especially The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - cause him to worry, and for good reason. Wide-open spaces make him nervous due to the possibility of sudden attacking monsters from nowhere (which do exist, albeit in smaller quantities than he believes), he's skittish around Guardian corpses due to worrying about them springing to life (which some do), he frequently avoids combat (a lot of enemy groups have the capacity to overwhelm the average player), and he's very hesitant to approach anything that seems out of place (in that game, if stuff seems out of place, it's either important or dangerous, not to be taken lightly in either case). A good specific example is when Max spots something demonic-looking on Mount Lanayru early game that he at first thinks is a shrine, before promptly deciding to avoid it entirely; said thing was Naydra the dragon.
  • Pungeon Master: Many times, in and out of videos.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Rhino, Tim, and Dan, but blue to Jero and Peter.
  • Self-Deprecation: Part of his routine.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Gluttony. Not necessarily food-oriented (though he does eat a lot), he tends to bite off more than he can chew and frequently overextends himself for better rewards.
    • His virtue is Chastity. Being asexual, he tends to Ignore The Fanservice, no matter how blatant it gets.
  • Slasher Smile: He can certainly make one when he tries.
  • Spanner in the Works: This is the role he takes on in Fortune Street, or at least Castle Trodain. After he decides he likely won't win, he instead focuses on just messing around and taking huge risks without really caring about increasing his own net worth, such as buying out people's shops. This results in Rhino losing his lead to Jero, and since Max by this point is actively trying to go bankrupt to end the game, he ends up putting himself on one of Dan's high value properties while Jero is winning the tug-of-war for the lead with Rhino. Max goes bankrupt and loses, Jero wins by default, and Rhino ends up in third because Dan got propelled into second from Max landing on that one property, meaning Max pretty much completely scrambled how the game seemed to be going halfway through.
    • Seems to be a pattern with him. He's rarely, if ever, a real contender for the win; however, he does influence the games a lot with his trades and properties.
  • Super OCD: Not as prominent in games, but in some Minecraft builds it is. He'll also be quick to notice if there's something off about an area, which can lead to realizing there's a trap, puzzle, or hidden item.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Compared to his multiplayer let's plays, his solo ones usually have him as much more competent; however, when he plays a game blind, he'll often start out failing and get better over time, so the trope is zigzagged.
    • Fortune Street had him as basically the Spanner in the Works who would decide the winner based on who he trades stuff to or chooses to land on. In the first several episodes, he won only one board mostly due to luck, and was constantly in last. Then something must have happened, because he dominated Peach's Castle, Alefgard, and Super Mario Bros, being the first of the group to win twice and then three times in a row, pushing him up to tie with seemingly invincible Jero.
    • When round 2 of 100% Orange Juice started, he was doing surprisingly poorly considering his performance the first time around. Then one game, he decided to go "chaotic neutral" and just focus on fighting and killing everyone. Suddenly he became a lot more dangerous, and it became apparent very quickly that he had adapted overnight to Suguri's intended playstyle, starting to score wins frequently and posing a significant threat even when he doesn't win.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Peanut butter cups.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Deliberately played up if this is against a computer opponent, but averted entirely against other people.
  • Verbal Tic: "Alrighty", referring to people as "dude", and filling silences with "uhhh..." even when there's nothing to make him think.
    • If he's complaining about something, usually something that he finds doesn't make sense, you can expect him to cut himself off just a few words before the end of his sentence and go "Whatever" without missing a beat.
    • With few exceptions, when saying "Mario", he rolls the r slightly, making it sound almost like a d.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Hoo boy. Alright, let's go down the list.
    • Peter is the original example in very early videos. They insult one another a fair amount and have even gotten physical over the games. This still happens in modern videos with Peter's return to being a channel main.
    • His teamwork with Zero is not to be underestimated, regardless of how often he trolls Zero and Zero insults him.
    • The same as the above can be said for Dan as well, though Dan doesn't insult him so much as he just responds with trolling of his own and snark at his (lack of) skill.
    • Rhino and Max often seem like they're on terrible terms in videos, with how much Max yells at him, but they actually get along very well.
    • Tim and Jero are both subject to being made the Butt-Monkey for Max's amusement, and similarly will not sugarcoat anything they say about him.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: One of the main reasons he constantly fails at video games is that he doesn't do well when being rushed, yet a lot of the games he plays require doing things quickly. This, coupled with the fact that he's too impatient to not do things that involve rushing, tends to spell failure.
  • Weapon of Choice: In early shooters, he had a tendency to go for submachine guns and/or assault rifles. He has since moved on to shotguns; the combat shotgun is his favorite Fallout 3 weapon, and he uses shotguns frequently in Resident Evil 6 and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.
  • Wham Line: In the finale of Vault 14 for Minecraft Party: "The Overseer doesn't want you to leave, Rhino!", thus kicking off the Boss Battle.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: He has a standard North American way of speaking, but this trope takes effect when he attempts a Brief Accent Imitation; unless it's southern, British, or (sometimes) Irish, it'll somehow quickly slip into some sort of Italian vampire, possibly with a side of mob boss.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: In Dokapon Kingdom. You'd think a luck-based board game with RPG style battles, with Rhino as an opponent, would curbstomp him, but nope. Within two episodes, he puts himself at a huge advantage and manages to kill Rhino before even leaving the tutorial map. Rhino and Tim have to strike an unwritten alliance just to avoid falling even further behind as Max sweeps up towns and wins.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Majorly aquaphobic. This apparently stems from a series of bad water-related events when he was younger, and is so bad he can't even stand being in a public swimming pool.
    • He also has a severe fear of heights, or at least of falling. And a rather justifiable one of bugs and spiders, though ones in video games don't seem to get to him.
    • And then, of course, his fear of Jump Scares.
    • He also has a fear of big cities, which doesn't extend to video games.
    • As we learn in Breath of the Wild he's also afraid of giant things, and while not explicitly afraid, he's unnerved by birds.
  • Workaholic
  • Young and in Charge: Peter, Jerry, and Wren are the only ones confirmed to be younger than him (the former two by no more than a year and a half). The others have all been confirmed to be older by up to six years. And he runs absolutely everything. This may be a contributing factor to being...
  • Younger Than They Look: As mentioned on the main page, people tend to think he's in his twenties when he's only in his late teens. He acknowledges this whenever it comes up and notes that it's rather common. It didn't help when he grew a beard and now looks even older.
    • It isn't even just looks; his voice, personality, and intelligence were surprisingly mature even back when he was maybe sixteen.
    • Someone once believed he was 27 when he was 18 at the time, if that tells you anything.
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    Rhino 

Ryan Sullivan (Rhino)

I was trying [to give an intro] but nobody would shut up.

Originally a member of shorter videos such as Screencheat, he later went on to appear in numerous things, claiming a role as The Ace with a very deadpan form of commentary that works well with others. Often commentates on games with Max, typically serving as a Mission Control who advises Max on collectibles. He eventually gained his own series, "Rhino Plays", where he plays games with Max nowhere to be found (except sometimes as a co-commentator).

Also goes by: Rhino600, Rhinowolf, and RhinoTim.

  • The Ace: Wins very often, to the point where others will specifically team up or target him so someone else wins to keep it from getting boring.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Any "Rhino Plays" series.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Badass Beard
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Big "WHAT?!": It's practically a Catchphrase for him at this point.
  • Boring, but Practical: There's nothing too specific about it; in basically every game, his playing style is very simple, but effective.
    • Particularly evident in Fortune Street; he takes longer than anyone else with making decisions, and he will never do anything that could be considered "risky".
    • Him playing magic-based classes in D&D and Card Hunter falls into this, as while wizards, warlocks, sorcerers, and mages are usually complex on paper due to their numerous spells, the only battle strategy he applies when using them is "stay away from enemies and cast whichever one of two or three damage-dealing spells works best". Subverted with Dranthar Virlight, who's a fighter-warlock hybrid and so gets right in enemies' faces.
    • He's started to try riskier things in some games, such as Dokapon Kingdom, but he still falls back on this if he feels in danger.
    • Subverted in the first season of Minecraft Hardcore. While he starts the series off strictly with housework, usually farming, he's quick to take up the more active roles when player numbers start dwindling, and he serves as an effective team leader. Defied completely in the second season, as he takes an active role from the start.
  • Born Lucky: As Max would put it, games love to "coddle" Rhino, if they aren't screwing him over, by pretty much handing him small victories through RNG that help him ease his way forward faster than the others, who fight tooth and nail just to catch up. Fortune Street and Minecraft Party are good examples, and it's this very trope that makes the others tired of Rhino winning.
  • Born Unlucky:
    • Not him, but when he switches from Stella to Kiryl in Fortune Street, Kiryl is apparently this - Max did a test before the game to make sure Kiryl's color was green (Rhino and Dan wanted to switch and coordinate colors due to the confusion from the previous game of them having each other's colors), and in the turn order roll, Kiryl rolled a three, when the maximum you can roll is ninety-nine. Then during the actual turn order roll for the episode, he rolls a zero. And then proceeds to go bankrupt within four episodes.
    • His dice rolls in D&D are usually abysmal. This gets referenced in the "Museum of RLYoshi" video, where one exhibit in his room is a six-sided die, with the opportunity to "test Rhino's luck" by rolling it. It always rolls a 1.
    • In Mega Man Battle Network he finally gets a chance to use an advance ability, the chance of which is random and extremely uncommon... only for an attack with random placement to hit the spot he moves to and kill him.
  • Breakout Character: There's a reason he was the first to get his own series apart from Max.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "That would be silly!" when referring to either something normal (in which case it's Sarcasm Mode), or referring to a silly alternative to something else that's stupid (in which case it's in-character Hypocritical Humor).
    • "Reeeeeeally?"
    • "THE BOX!" Pretty much any time a box or boxlike object has importance, especially in (and caused by) the Ace Attorney games, when he realized almost every case involves a box (or boxlike object) as a main piece of evidence.
    • "You can't see me! My time is now!" whenever stealth is used, or a character mentions an (in)ability to see someone else.
    • "I would like to suggest..." followed by, well, whatever he'd like to suggest.
  • Character Development: From "quiet guy who always wins" to a Deadpan Snarker who can be excitable if he wants, and despite what everyone says, he loses about as often as he wins. And then from there to someone who is generally cheerful, with a bit of snark, who just so happens to play in a Boring, but Practical way.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His color in Minecraft is green, which is easy to remember due to his skin.
    • Irony: He plays the Zeta version of Pokémon Zeta and Omicron, which is colored purple, while Omicron (played by Max) is green.
  • Cowardly Lion: He often plays games very carefully, sometimes overly so, to the point of the others chiding him on cowardice. A good example is in Card Hunter when he frequently uses time trying to move away from any amount of damage rather than actually fighting (or letting someone else take the turn to fight). But he's very effective when he actually gets involved in the battles himself, and he's the group strategist in many (non-Card Hunter) games.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Drives Like Crazy: In GTA Online. He goes off road whenever possible no matter the terrain, never bothers turning to avoid anything that won't actually stop him, and once somehow got his car to briefly dance around a pole. Even within the Grand Theft Auto universe, his cars would not be in an acceptable shape upon reaching their destination - if they reached it at all - if the car he drove wasn't always the virtually indestructible Armored Kuruma or Insurgent. Amazingly, he's still considered their de facto driver for any vehicle - granted, he does get them there fast, if not unsettled.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: He seems to find amusement in making fun of Max's aquaphobia or attempting to deliberately trigger it. If you know the reasons for Max's phobia, this comes off as horribly insensitive. Max is rarely amused by this.
    Rhino: (upon entering Zora's Domain, mockingly) Uggg, water, it's so triggering for you.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Granted, he's been established for years, but his first solo series is Mega Man Battle Network, an RPG that generally relies on patience and luck to win battles, both of which he has in spades. It helps show new viewers what Rhino's playstyle is like.
  • Glad I Thought of It: A variation. From time to time, when Max suggests theories in Ace Attorney games, Rhino will cut him off partway through to finish suggesting the theory himself, occasionally with a change or two.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In competitive games, he'll often point everyone at whoever's in first to try and target them, and often talks about how there's no targeting specific people, just targeting whoever's in first. When he's in first, he'll immediately switch to trying to distract people, pushing them to target each other and ignore him.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: A Running Gag is his attacks in Dungeons & Dragons missing.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: When something is described with an adjective, Rhino often chimes in with a mockingly-interested "How [adjective] is it?"
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: As shown in the Ace Attorney playings. He doesn't give as many wacky voices as Max, but he has just as much of a range, and tends to play far more characters. For comparison, in a standard courtroom scene, Rhino plays every character barring Phoenix, witnesses (most of whom are played by Rhino anyway), and - if she's summoned - Mia Fey.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, Max has a tendency to never let Rhino forget about his eating or falling asleep on recording and chides him for it frequently, even though he hasn't done either in a long time.
  • Nice Hat: He unironically likes fedoras, and he outfits his Grand Theft Auto V character with one when he's not in full body armor.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Sort of. His full name is known, as seen above; but in videos, he's simply referred to as Rhino.
    • He's notably the only frequent player, besides Zero, who never goes by his real name (though he can be prompted to, unlike Zero). Dan prefers his nickname, but even he frequently uses Alton or Arron.
  • Opposing Sports Team: This is how everyone treats him a lot of the time due to him frequently winning.
  • Take Up My Sword: Inverted; he forcefully takes the leadership role in the first season of Minecraft Hardcore after Max dies, even literally taking Max's sword. He's effective at it, though, so besides some complaints from Silver and Jero at the beginning, no one minds.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Drink, actually; milk is mentioned often as something he is very fond of.
  • The Rival: To Max, for the most part. Jero also treats him as one to an extent.
  • Running Gag: He seems to always have something happening that annoys Max and others in the video:
    • For the first while, he would fall asleep in the middle of recording.
    • Then he started eating during recording. Very loudly.
    • Then he moved on to getting strings of hiccups at random times.
    • And consistently throughout all this is him getting phone calls during recording, and proceeding to answer them right away instead of waiting for the episode to end (though he's started waiting if the call isn't urgent).
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Sloth. Besides his obvious sleepiness during recording, he's also infamous for taking the Boring, but Practical routes.
    • His virtue is Temperance. Rarely does he get angry, almost always remaining calm and thinking rationally.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In Grand Theft Auto V a lot of the time, though he switches to body armor in heists.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Link and Midna most prominently, but he's dipped into it for other characters of other games as well, some jokingly and some seriously.
  • Sleepyhead: There's a bit of a Running Gag of him falling asleep, or at least getting tired enough that he wants to, in the middle of videos.
  • Sore Loser: In the Pokémon Showdown Tournament, he seems to give up during his second battle with Zero and practically sounds depressed, even though he made it to third place.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In the multiplayer games, he's constantly the calmest, and aside from some odd snarky remarks, is easily the sanest of the group. The reason he's not listed as an Only Sane Man is because he's really just overshadowed by everyone else's goofiness, as seen when he's on par with Max in terms of banter and confusion when it's just the two of them.
  • They Just Dont Get It: For a time in Fortune Street, he never understood why stock prices went up after the somewhat rare event of someone buying stocks and then selling them in the same turn (such as by passing the bank, buying stocks, landing somewhere and paying money, and selling stocks to get out of debt immediately). It's because the stocks bought were a higher amount than the stocks sold, and it doesn't play the "stocks raising" animation (for buying stocks at the bank) until the end of the turn, something Max tries explaining in varying degrees of detail. This doesn't get through to Rhino for several boards, though as of now it's sunk in.
  • Troll: His messing around before Minecraft videos start is usually for this purpose. Or just to cure boredom.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Max, even more so than anyone else. They will argue frequently and Max yells at him a lot, and he also takes losing to or being upstaged by Rhino far worse than when it happens with someone else, like Dan or Zero. Yet the posts Max makes on social media heavily imply that the two are above and beyond best friends (which is supported by Max, despite his tendency to get mad at Rhino, bringing him on for just about every multiplayer game he plays despite the usual rotating cast).
  • The Worf Effect: In the Pokemon Showdown Tournament, he loses twice to Zero. While Zero has been on the channel before and is known to be good at games, this is the first time he's shown his Pokemon skill - however, see the same trope under his own entry below.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy:
    • His suggestions on what evidence to present in Ace Attorney games hinge on the idea that Max can freely state how said evidence relates to the topic at hand, forgetting that the games require that the evidence speak for itself.
    • More like "Wrong Time Savvy", but in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time he treats the game as a modern-day open-world game, looking for secrets in every room, making combat more complicated than it needs to be, and searching for far more depth than necessary. In something like Skyrim or even more recent Zelda games, this would be a good idea and shows how thorough he is. However, Max has to constantly remind him that this game was made in 1998, was one of the first 3D games ever, and is actually very simple by today's standards.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He's behind for the first two episodes of Portal 2, then claims the lead about five minutes into the third episode. Max takes the lead back a little over forty minutes later and runs with it, once again pulling at least a whole test ahead of Rhino.

    Dan 

Alton / Arron "Dan" Barak

We can't play baseball with two players!

One of the earliest players to still be around, often participating in co-op games with Max, such as Resident Evil. He and Max have good chemistry and can easily banter when it's just them, though Dan noticeably gets salty (sorry, it's not salt, it's anger) rather easily when there's multiple people involved. He got his own series after Rhino did, "Dan Plays".

Also goes by: Courier Dan, hartles90, Garino, and DanielJinjo.

  • The Ace: At Rope Racing in Worms. Also at the game in general, at least compared to Max.
    • Same with Resident Evil 5, though he has his moments where this gets dropped.
    • He also beats Max in literally every game of Battle Chess they play after the first one. (Except one where he deliberately lost, as he was showing Max what "fool's mate" was.)
    • In the Battletoads race as well. To elaborate: he basically gives everyone else a twenty-minute headstart, has to restart the entire game halfway through, and upon reaching the final boss, he pauses and goes to beat the arcade version before coming back and beating the final boss. All in less time than it took anyone else to reach two thirds of the way into the game.
  • Achilles' Heel: See Weaksauce Weakness below.
    • Also, he's extremely good at fighting games... but for some reason, he greatly struggles to beat Max, who is unskilled at them at best and constantly loses to other people that Dan can beat.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Any "Dan Plays" series.
  • American Accents: He has a subtle one that seems to be a mixture of Dixie and Texas Drawl. Justified, as he stated in the comments that he is originally from Texas. It isn't as noticeable in later videos, though.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Alton and Arron are both pretty neat as far as first names go (though the latter is his middle name). The reason he goes by Dan instead is because nobody ever pronounces Alton right and no one ever spells Arron right.
  • Badass Beard
  • Born Unlucky: The reason his anger flares up in luck-based games: said luck is never on his side. See his D&D rolls as an example - he rolled more Nat 1s in a single session than everyone else combined all campaign.
  • Catchphrase: Has a couple.
    • "I was gonna/about to say..." followed by something he was trying to say, but got interrupted.
    • "I can neither confirm nor deny those allegations." When someone accuses him of something, this is typically his response if the accusation is true.
    • "How irksome."
  • Characterization Marches On: He used to be very careful with his swearing, and made a point of not using particularly bad words simply out of habit; he even would give himself a Sound-Effect Bleep in place of swears. A year or two down the line, while he isn't one of the most hard-swearing people on the channel, he doesn't restrain himself as much even when not annoyed, casually tossing around phrases like "Let's do this shit" and "He got fucked up".
  • Chekhov's Gun: He mentions during one Worms Reloaded match that, apparently, you can use lightning to revive a dead worm. This comes in handy the very next match, when he revives one of his worms and defeats Max with that worm.
    • Chekhov's Gunman: The worm that was revived, Trixie, actually died very early on and didn't get anything done. But thanks to the revival (and Max accidentally healing her), she won the match for Dan.
  • Cross Player: Plays as Sheva in Resident Evil 5, and later Helena in Resident Evil 6.
    • He generally plays females rather often, such as in GTA Online despite a male option being available.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Delayed Reaction: Because of the connection problems in Worms Reloaded, it seems like he has these to Max's moves, as he won't react to one of his worms getting hit until a couple seconds after they do.
    • Five-Second Foreshadowing: The above is inverted when it's his turn, as he reacts to things before we see them on Max's screen.
  • Epic Fail: He's not immune to these either. His crowning moment would have to be in the second episode, where he and Max go on Fort; he uses an Earthquake that manages to drown two of Max's worms, but at the cost of three of his own, leaving only one worm that Max easily picked off.
    • He attempts to snipe a BSAA emblem on a distant roof...with a handgun. He misses about ten times before Max walks up and snipes it properly.
    • Let's be honest here. Getting checkmated by Max in four moves in Battle Chess was just bad.
  • First Name Ultimatum: Early on, he referred to to Max as "RL" or "Yoshi". But when particularly annoyed, or just laughing too much, he'd use Max's real name. Now he just uses his real name all the time anyway.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Not exactly an animal, but in Courage is Magic, he's an ultra-powerful earth pony with shadow tentacles that wields, among other things, an entire freaking tree and a Buster Sword. And he's named Dan.
  • Genre Savvy
  • The Hyena: Very prone to bursting into laughter, either by just in-game happenings or Max utterly screwing up.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Since Max is playing as Chris, the main protagonist, in Resident Evil 5, while Dan is playing as his partner Sheva, he takes this role most of the time. Carries over to Resident Evil 6, but not as obviously.
  • I Have Many Names: See above. Max, of all people, points this out.
  • Mathematician's Answer: A Running Gag of his is to give these, often by saying "yes" whenever anyone asks a question between two or more choices.
  • Metaphorgotten: His famous "salt rant".
    Dan: Don't say I'm salty. It is anger. Salt is what you put on your food to make it taste better! If you put me on your food, I will not make it taste better! Nine times out of ten, your food will not even be there!
  • Mr. Exposition: Since Max is unfamiliar with the Resident Evil games, he fills this role on explaining how things work in Resident Evil 5 that aren't already outright stated. He also is the only one to stop and read the documents so viewers can read them as well.
    • Again has this role in Resident Evil 6, though more due to noticing things first or just explaining things from past games.
  • Noodle Incident: We don't know why him saying "CHEEEEESE!" the way he does is some sort of in-joke that makes Max crack up laughing literally every time, but it is.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gives off a couple good ones, especially when he learns that Max just used "Armageddon".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His name is not actually Dan; it's Alton (though he prefers his middle name, Arron). As far as we can tell, Dan is just a name that he likes (and originates from his own channel's Fallout: New Vegas let's play, where he calls himself Courier Dan).
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Commonly, when startled. He can also do it on command.
    • This moment from Cuphead is arguably the pinnacle of it.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Despair (the less common "eighth sin"). He falls into it quite often when losing, and can lead to mood shifts of varying degrees, none of them good.
    • His virtue is Kindness. Assuming it isn't a direct competition, he does his best for everyone around him and sometimes acts as a mediator.
  • Ship Tease: Some of his remarks end up hinting towards shipping with Wren. Who is about half his age. It's specifically as a joke, their relationship is nothing but platonic, and when comments start making it out as something else someone will quickly put their foot down before viewers can go nuts.
  • Shout-Out: In the second match, he and Max exchange several The Runaway Guys references, due to his team being called "The Runaway Guys" and his worms being named Emile, Tim, Jon, and Josh.
    • Which even leads to the game itself seeming to join in, as Emile just barely avoids getting hit by Max's bazooka and Tim blows himself up early on.
    • In Resident Evil 5, he also makes several references to ProtonJon, who also played the game. He and Max even have to restrain themselves from stealing Jon's "football" joke, which they seem to have replaced with baseball references instead.
    • He makes a Game Grumps joke in Battle Chess by opening up the video with the Steam Train intro.
  • Sore Loser: Oh, is he ever. Just listen to his reactions when it looks like he's going to win, then loses by the skin of his teeth.
    • Strangely only applies to the majorly multiplayer games; when it's just Max, Dan takes losing in stride and never gets annoyed. (Except when he falls being in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 race, but that's justified due to him being frustrated with the game itself.)
  • Berserk Button:
    • Competitive games that have player VS player combat such as Splatoon 2, Dead by Daylight.
    • In particular, Dynamo Rollers in Splatoon 2 absolutely infuriate him to the point of ragequiting the game as a whole for a limited time. This is not helped by the fact that Peter uses a dynamo roller as one of his main weapons.
  • Super Strength: His character in the original cut short run of Courage is Magic. While he only has three points in strength, due to a racial trait and a chosen merit, instead of a +3 to strength checks, he gets a +13 whenever the strength check is for pushing, pulling, sliding, or lifting. And, thanks to Dan's heavy use of wordplay and Loophole Abuse, he's able to make this apply to a lot of stuff.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Less "took" and more "regained". After a long while of constantly losing and raging every time, particularly after Pallet Town in Minecraft Party, they started the Let's Race of Battletoads, and he proceeded to remind us that he is a very good gamer. See The Ace above.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Games with typical mechanics and traits such as Resident Evil, Worms, and even Battle Chess? He's a natural. Games where the focus is on random knowledge or funny/inappropriate comments such as Fibbage, Cards Against Humanity, and Quiplash? Don't expect him to win much, if at all.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Victory is commonly snatched from him in games like Fibbage and Quiplash; either he does terribly or just decently throughout, or he does good but chokes at the last minute.

    Tim 

Tim Thissen

It's always amazing when you discover you nearly died.

One of many Cards Against Humanity participants who later became a frequent participant in just about everything multiplayer. Also chosen by Max to be his co-host for the Pokémon Showdown Tournament, and part of his Mission Control team for Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, marking his first appearance in something that isn't massively multiplayer. Has a dry wit and very even temper, but also tends to be the target of a lot of abuse.

Also goes by: Blue Breeze, zeldamaster52, and HitTheKench.

  • The Ace: In SpeedRunners. Max even remarks he never thought the day would come when it'd be predictable for Tim to win.
  • Achilles' Heel: See Weaksauce Weakness below.
    • Also, in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, while he does well with the modules he has to solve, throwing a new one on him in the middle of deactivation seems to make his brain shut down.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Zelda: Breath of the Wild playthrough gives him great focus, as it's often him and Max that do most of the commentating, with Rhino contributing surprisingly little outside of major events. It helps that he acts as Mission Control.
  • Aerith and Bob: Downplayed; he's the only one to have a common name and not frequently refer to themselves by a nickname, though other people do one or the other.
  • Alliterative Name: Tim Thissen.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: More than anyone else, he takes potshots at Max's videos and channel a fair amount. Max's responses vary between Actually Pretty Funny and Dude, Not Funny!. Most everyone else just insults Max himsef (not that Tim doesn't do that too).
  • Butt-Monkey: He's usually the subject of ridicule, more so than the other four main players; but this is subverted in regards to his actual skill at the games they play, as he actually does rather well.
    • In Minecraft Party, even the tutorial treats him as this; the "NPC" version of him explains iron spaces, which have no effect and therefore gives him nothing to talk about, and he's the victim of the "Ice Melting" demonstration. Subverted later in the actual game as he begins giving the others a Curb-Stomp Battle...then double subverted when he hasn't won a board since.
    • In the Pokémon Showdown Tournament, he is constantly made fun of for slipping up when talking about Pokemon, such as saying "snow type" instead of "ice type". He also is easily beaten by Squillistipated and Rhino, his only victories being against Spark and Max.
    • In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, he's given the least amount of stuff to do, and occasionally referred to as "moral support" rather than any specific bomb deactivation job. Subverted as what he has to do is just as important as everything else (no modules are optional), he never messes up or takes an abnormally long time while both Dan and Rhino have done one or the other, and arguably the "hieroglyphics" could be pretty difficult, since it amounts to "understanding what Max is describing". As of writing this, everyone has been the cause of a failed bomb defusing attempt, directly or indirectly, except for Tim.
  • Catchphrase: "Easy peasy."
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Averted. His nickname is Blue Breeze, and his Minecraft skin is of a blue Deadpool, but since Max has already claimed blue, his color is yellow.
  • Covert Pervert: Granted, with the jokes on the channel, "covert" is only really by comparison...but in On The Spot (their nine-year anniversary special), when asked to define "Asshole Chair", without hesitation, he describes a stool used to give rimjobs.
    Tim: (casually) Well, with all the porn I've watched... (everyone cracks up)
  • Deadpan Snarker: Virtually every time he speaks when not spoken to, it's for a witty or sarcastic remark.
  • Gentle Giant: His preferred D&D character type is a strong melee attacker (such as a barbarian or fighter) who often stays quiet and polite, if sometimes snarky, in social interactions.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Brice, Jero, Rhino, and Max, having known them all for an unknown amount of years before the videos started.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He and Enigma lose Strife Clouds in Minecraft Party because of the way the Bonus Ice was counted up, and it was done in the way that he voted for.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Believes himself to have terrible aim with a bow, but not only do we not see any examples, he actually has pretty decent aim the few times he uses one and is really good with Ender Pearl aiming.
  • Irony: Despite being color deficient, in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one of his main jobs is translating the Simon Says module, which is all about pressing four colored buttons in the right order. (Fortunately his part of it doesn't require recognizing based on color, just the name of it.)
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": His last name is pronounced "Tea-son". This is likely the cause of the Spell My Name with an "S" below.
  • Mission Control: During Zelda: Breath of the Wild, his knowledge of the game (and looking things up during recording) lets him direct Max when he gets lost, helps him figure out what to do next when he has no immediate goals, and gives (non-spoilery) advice for upcoming challenges to help Max prepare and steel himself.
  • Only Sane Man: Even more than Rhino, with his only moments out of it being occasional trolling in Minecraft Party.
  • Pungeon Master: We don't see much of it in videos, but apparently he was this for the group long before Max showed up.
    • Started picking this up more post-2014.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the blue to Max's red much more obviously than others. Their personalities, senses of humor, and slight Troll tendencies are extremely similar, with the only difference being that Max is more talkative and sometimes loses his train of thought.
    • Becomes much more apparent when the two of them are the hosts of the Pokémon Showdown Tournament.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Lust. A bit of a stretch, but he indulges in sex-related humor far more than anyone else.
    • His virtue is Patience. Tends to shrug off inconveniences, losses, and insults.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Max misspelled his last name as "Thiessen" in Cards Against Humanity for a while.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: A competitive variant rather than a cooperative one. You know how he typically does average, maybe above average, in most games? Speed Runners comes around and he decimates everyone despite not playing it previously. For bonus points, he even plays as a character in a shark costume.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He's overall rather competent, only really being screwed over by bad luck...except when a challenge requires color identification (he has color vision deficiency, by his own admission). This greatly screwed him over in at least one Minecraft Party minigame and appeared to handicap him in other ones.

    Jero 

Jeronimo Ramirez

Originally a player in Wheel of Fortune and Cards Against Humanity, he later went on to become a core member of multiplayer games, such as Borderlands 2, Fortune Street, and the remastered version of Castle Crashers. Likes to play himself up as insane and is very loud and energetic. Tends to have extreme luck...in either direction.

Also goes by: Jero1331 and Shadow Breeze.

  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Jeronimo Ramirez.
    • And it's not even pronounced like it's spelled; his first name is pronounced with the J as an H, and the i more like ee.
  • Butt-Monkey: Max especially likes taking shots at him. For example, in the Pokémon Showdown Tournament, Rhino beats Jero, and Jero tells Rhino he wants him to win. Max proclaims "With Jero's power at your back, which weakens you..."
    • Similar to Tim, he's usually the target of various quick insults. A mildly offended-sounding "HEY!" is practically his Catchphrase.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He shouts "Banhammer! Banhammer!" when using his ranged magic as the Blacksmith, since it consists of him throwing flaming hammers.
  • Catchphrase: "God dammit man!"
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His usual color is purple, though if that color is unavailable (usually due to someone else taking it, due to Zero and Jerry also using that color at times), he'll take gray.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He plays as the loud and violent bandit Krieg in Borderlands 2 and the evil-looking Blacksmith with a horned helmet in Castle Crashers, but in both cases he's still on the same side as the others.
    • Also applies with Waluigi in Fortune Street, and being dressed as Taskmaster or Deathstroke in Minecraft and Wheel of Fortune respectively. On one hand, these are competitive games, and so he can be seen as an enemy; on the other hand, aside from in-character jokes, he doesn't play the game any more ruthlessly than anyone else.
  • Keet: Very excitable.
  • Large Ham: Occasionally, but especially in Borderlands 2, with this being his portrayal of Krieg.
    Jero!Krieg: I HUNGER FOR FIGHT!
  • The Nicknamer: In Borderlands 2 as Krieg, to play up his Dumb Muscle role, he rarely calls anyone by their names and instead comes up with recurring nicknames. For example, Salvador (Max) is "tiny man".
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Wrath. He's a Boisterous Bruiser, reacts violently, and solves many in-game problems - jokingly or seriously - by attacking whatever's annoying him.
    • His virtue is Diligence. Perhaps fitting with his role as the muscle, he rarely, if ever, backs down from a challenge or obstacle.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In Grand Theft Auto V, more so than Rhino, as he keeps the outfit or variations of it on heists.
  • Third-Person Person: His portrayal of Krieg. Also slips into this when impersonating Waluigi.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: He likes punctuating sentences with "bitch" in the 2014 Christmas special, or at least throwing it into sentences.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In Wheel of Fortune, while going against Rhino, The Ace, and Max, who's played the game numerous times, it's expected that he does terribly... until the third game, where he wins the whole thing, bonus puzzle included.
    • He also proves to be very good at Fibbage despite having a poor track record when it comes to winning things, such as in Cards Against Humanity.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Comes across as this next to Max and Rhino, as his Xbox avatar heavily resembles Deathstroke and Rhino at one point asks him not to kill anyone; Jero's response is "No promises".
    • Also, his Minecraft skin is of Taskmaster. Before he changed it to also be Deathstroke.
    • In general, he fits this role, playing up the role of being anywhere from an Anti-Hero to downright evil depending on the game. If there's a villainous character, or even just one who looks evil, he'll likely play it. Examples include Krieg in Borderlands 2, Waluigi in Fortune Street, and the Blacksmith in Castle Crashers (Remastered).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Max, Rhino, and Tim.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: A constant cause of these. Examples include:
    • In the 2014 Christmas special, his footage was apparently corrupted at points and unusable, making it impossible for Max to cut to his screen the majority of the time.
    • In the Minecraft Party series, about halfway through, he has to stop recording due to being very low on computer memory. His screen is replaced with a TV test pattern.
    • He's the reason for several minutes being cut out of one of his matches in the Pokémon Showdown Tournament when his browser temporarily freezes.
    • It's unclear if he was the cause of them, but he seemed to be having internet issues during Wheel of Fortune before the game started desynchronizing and forcing them to abruptly stop recording.
    • He failed to record his screen for the first few episodes of Borderlands 2.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He gets called out in an early Borderlands 2 episode for not only killing an enemy Max was trying to get a kill revive on, but he then is too slow to revive Max and Rhino, causing them both to die.
    Max: Jero, you are not a bro!

    Peter 

Peter Best

Max's Cloud Cuckoo Lander friend, formerly his go-to guy for a co-commentator. However, ever since 2014, he's faded out considerably due to his busy life, but he still makes appearances often enough.

Also goes by: MechaMario64 and 256spam.

  • A Day in the Limelight: He plays during the entire second Surgeon Simulator 2013 video. Max only watches.
    • For the first bit of Sonic Boom his gameplay is what gets recorded (as player one plays on the gamepad, while player two is on the TV), until they eventually switch. Which arguably keeps this as an example, because while his playing isn't recorded, this makes him player one.
    • He gets this every second episode of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse since he and Max alternate who plays each episode.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Moreso than Max, even.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Getting beaten by computer players.
    • Bad framerate. Despite the myriad of problems with Sonic Boom, this is undeniably the thing he goes off on the most, not to mention his first complaint.
      • On the topic of Sonic Boom, he detests Knuckles' redesign, and most if not all of the writing. The "Wait, there are presents?" joke is an especially good example.
    • Technical issues during recording attempts or livestreams.
  • Butt-Monkey: Very early on, before disappearing.
  • Catchphrase: "Clearly.", "Can you don't."
  • Character Tics: His eyes going wide if he's annoyed, angry, or scared - either legitimately or jokingly.
    • Burying his face (or entire head) in a pillow or blanket if he's frustrated...or just for the hell of it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Cheshire Cat Grin
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • Playing competitive games such as Splatoon 2 or Overwatch.
    • When it comes to designing large technical things such as Redstone in Minecraft, such as most complicated Redstone circuitry in any Minecraft-Party map.
    • Fighting Max in any episode of Super Vexation Saga, takes it incredibly seriously and actively tries to win, despite the odds.
  • Demoted to Extra: Zigzagged. He used to be the main commentator besides Max himself. Then he got busy and disappeared for a while. He eventually returned, just in fewer projects than before, but consistently enough that Max considers him a main member again.
    • The number of involved projects has recently gone back up to being in atleast 50% or more of videos, and several times Max has stated Peter might as well be second in command of the channel. There have even been whispers of him assisting in editing videos for the channel.
  • Flanderization: He was on par with Max in terms of craziness back in Ocarina of Time, but come Skyward Sword and he's the main Cloud Cuckoo Lander of all the guests. Finally subverted as he's arguably become one of the more sane ones since 2014.
  • Funny Background Event: He often does stuff that we can't see, but Max can, leading either to Max describing what happened or leaving it as a Noodle Incident.
  • The Gadfly
  • Gentle Giant: He stands at six foot seven and absolutely towers over Max in real life parts of videos. Still a rather nice guy, if louder than most examples.
  • Loophole Abuse: When he appears in Pallet Town in Minecraft Party, he abuses any lack of wording for minigames, such as using F3 to count cows in Cow-nting. He mentions he does this specifically so Max can prevent it in the future, though.
  • Madness Mantra: "I need more coins" in Globe Trot in Wii Party.
  • Non Sequitur: Just see his quote. He says stuff like that without any warning whatsoever.
  • Rage Quit: In Super Mario Bros. in the Super Vexation Saga. He hasn't done this since, however.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He used to be always red, but since 2014, he's become a lot more sane and is often the blue to Max's red, such as in Sonic Boom.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Pride. While he doesn't necessarily boast, he tends to play up his skill in games and isn't afraid to mention his experiences.
    • His virtue is Faith (the less common "eighth virtue"). Even when things are going bad, he holds out hope for it to get better.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Toned down recently, but he was easily the most foul-mouthed in the early days.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: See Flanderization above.
  • Trigger Happy: In a couple live-action videos where he has a Nerf blaster. For whatever reason.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to say "worst" when "worse" would be grammatically correct instead (for example, "it got even worst").
    • Also says "Can you don't." frequently, but this appears to be done on purpose.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Max.
  • Younger Than They Look: A year or two younger than Max, but like him, gets mistaken for being a fair amount older.
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    Zero 

Zero

A snarky and calm Hypercompetent Sidekick to Max, often portraying Mirror in Mirror and Sol alongside Max as Sol. They often pair up in co-op online games, though Zero's appearances have fluctuated between "frequent" and "infrequent" for a good couple years.

Due to moving to a location where his internet was too weak to connect to Max in any games, he has been confirmed to have indefinitely left the channel, though he and Max still interact and he could come back in the future if his internet gets sorted out.

Also goes by: Zerosaga1, UltHaxor, UltHaxor1337, and Mirror__Image.

  • Always Someone Better: To Max in Minecraft.
    • Squillistipated is played up as potentially being this to Zero in the Pokémon Showdown Tournament; both of them are incredibly good battlers with well-thought out strategies, but subverted when Max points out that while Zero has defeated Rhino and Jero, Squill had only defeated Tim and Max. Double subverted when Squill manages to stomp Zero when they finally face off...and officially becomes a Zig Zagged Trope when Zero then comes back and wins their rematch.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Has a thing for putting on a Scottish accent at random occasions.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "This guy..." or "These guys..."
    • In Minecraft Party: "Rigged!"
    • "'Scuse you" or "'Scuse me" when someone says something he doesn't like.
      • "Would you..." also tends to suffice for this purpose, as well as the (frequent) times when Max doesn't follow him or does something to briefly prevent progress.
    • "YOOOOOOSHIIIIIIII!"
    • "Rude!" since his return.
  • Character Development: He started off calm, deadpan, and quiet. He's still the first two, but less so now that he has his own Large Ham moments, and has developed more into being an ace gamer rather than just a smarmy co-commentator.
  • Character Tics: Moving his mouse side-to-side so his character's view moves left and right constantly in Minecraft. This is likely because if someone looks at his in-game avatar as he does this, it looks like he's shaking his head in disappointment or annoyance.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He effectively departed from the channel during the latter half of 2016 and most of 2017, due to moving to Puerto Rico and as a result no longer being able to connect to Max over the internet.
    • The Bus Came Back: He returned, with promises of being more frequent again, right at the end of 2017.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Friendly Sniper: When armed with a bow in Minecraft.
  • Humiliation Conga: Throughout the first board of Minecraft Party.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Max. Though the "sidekick" part is only because the videos are from Max's perspective.
  • The Lancer: Initially.
  • My Hero Zero: His name and gaming skill both apply.
  • Not So Above It All: While he always keeps a grip on reality, he does dabble in goofing around on occasion. This has become more prominent recently, especially in sillier games like Fibbage.
    • In the 2014 Christmas special, before the Spleef match, he took all the shovels from the chest. He then turned around and started throwing them all over the other players, cheering "Yaaaaay, Christmas for all!"
    • Throughout games like Gauntlet or BattleBlock Theater, if he's not explaining what to do or making a plan, he's finding silly ways to entertain himself, like running in circles waiting for Max or spamming voice commands.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name even gets bleeped out when it gets said.
    • Out of the most frequent players, he's the only one whose real name is outright unknown, as opposed to just rarely used.
  • Only Sane Man: Used to be, but see Not So Above It All above. He still can take this role easily for the same reasons as Tim.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Max's red, red to Rhino's blue.
  • Sixth Ranger: His less frequent appearances make him this nowadays in groups.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Basically the original channel example with Max. He takes many jabs at Max, who replies with endless trolling, but their teamwork is not to be underestimated.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets beaten in the Pokemon Showdown Tournament by newcomer Squillistipated, and in their rematch, his eventual victory is very close. This is after being on the other end by beating Rhino twice and Jero once.

    Endorb 

Endorb

A viewer who participated in season 2 of Minecraft Hardcore before appearing in numerous other projects as well, being officially integrated into the group.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Formerly a fan of the channel, he was accepted into a Minecraft Hardcore season, and promptly began appearing more often.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Normally very relaxed and comedic. Then in 100% Orange Juice he plays as Marc, and delights in shooting missiles at everyone.
  • Blood Knight: Constantly going after fights in 100% Orange Juice. You can probably count the number of times he willingly goes for stars instead on one hand.
    • Justified due to Marc's playstyle. Her hyper allows her to get guaranteed kills at no risk, as well as costing a lot of stars to use. Plus, her stats reduce the risks of combat.
  • Canada, Eh?: The first Canadian to join the channel since Max and Peter.
  • Large Ham: He can dip into this at times, getting deliberately over-the-top.
  • Mad Bomber: The "mad" part is downplayed, but in 100% Orange Juice he utilizes Marc's ultimate to the same extent that Brice did.
  • Punny Name: Not "Endorb" itself, but he (and others) tend to come up with names along the same line, such as "Startcube" or "Finalsphere".
  • Running Gag: He has been jokingly "banned" from the channel multiple times. This has been coined as "Endorbanned" by Max.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His early death in Minecraft Hardcore season 2 foreshadows that the Nether is going to be particularly dangerous this time around.

Infrequent or Former Players

    Silver 

Tory (Silver)

And then there's this asshole.

A friend of Jero's. Mostly takes part in party games such as Cards Against Humanity and Fibbage, but recently became Rhino's co-host for a Rhino Plays series and is a consistent Overwatch participant.

Also goes by: Silverwing, Quicksilver Koko, Silverwing the Adamant, and Silverwingbrony.

  • Ascended Extra: He wasn't really an "extra", but he got brought on as co-commentator for the first Rhino Plays series, marking his first non-massively multiplayer debut.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: See all his names above.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Because you touch yourself at night."
    • "And then there's this asshole."
  • Deadpan Snarker: He somehow manages to make this work while being excitable.
  • Demoted to Extra: Subverted. He used to appear only rarely, after having been a main member on the failed Boofs channel, but now he's a main member in his own right.
  • Keet: Less than Jero or Jerry, but still there.
  • The Leader: In Overwatch competitive matches, he tends to be the shot caller, at least between himself, Max, and Peter.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Silver, or even gray, are rarely used as his colors. Justified in that they're not actually available as colors in any of the games he's appeared in.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Zigzagged. His real name, Tory, is known, but he prefers to be called Silver...but some people, like Jero, pretty much ignore this wish.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Envy. While he knows when to accept defeat (see below), he does get sour when specifically upstaged, and targets whoever's doing the best.
    • His virtue is Humility. He doesn't exaggerate his abilities, and knows when to accept defeat.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Had this dynamic with Max for a while in Cards Against Humanity, and the two were even sometimes referred to as "Team I'm-Gonna-Slit-Your-Throat" and variations.
    • He instead now has this dynamic with Jero, especially in Minecraft Party.
  • That's What She Said: He has a very memorable one in a Fibbage episode, in response to this:
    Courier Dan: (after seeing Silver's rather long nickname) How did he fit all that in there?
  • Troll
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Take a shot every time Silver punches Jero off a ledge in Minecraft Party or vice versa.

    Jerry 

Jerry Walmer

An excitable keet who sometimes seems to be lost in his own world.

Also goes by: Jelly, Jellydrive, JerryAWPA, and Pika-Pikachu!

  • Animal Motifs: Downplayed and only temporary. In one Drawful game, he gets two drawing prompts in the same game that are wolf-themed. And this is in the same game where his nickname was "Werewolf".
  • Ascended Extra: He used to just be another player who sometimes showed up, but nowadays is probably the most frequent participant in games besides the main five.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Drawful, his (lack of) drawing skills usually cause a mass cluster of laughter and demanding what the hell it is he drew, and he is often mocked for this.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: ...yeah.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He often suggests clearly terrible plans or ideas in this way, though "deadpan" might be stretching it.
  • Keet: It's hard to imagine most of what he says without a :D emoticon after it.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His color is pink, or specifically, magenta.
  • Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Heavenly Virtues:
    • His sin is Greed. In games where it allows him to do so, he tends to hoard things a lot.
    • His virtue is Charity (yes, he embodies this and its opposite). He often goes out of his way to help others and typically plays healer-type roles.
  • The Southpaw: Uses left-handed controls in Minecraft after their introduction, and is the same in real life.
  • Spoiled Sweet: While an odd example compared to others, this nevertheless applies to him in Vault 14 of Minecraft Party. He fits the carefree and optimistic role, he ends up constantly having more money than everyone else and only brags about it jokingly, and he makes some decisions and moves near the end of the game that result in a potential victory being stolen from him, but this doesn't detract from his behavior.
  • Straight Gay: Aside from his color being pink and him having an overall carefree and happy personality (which isn't uncommon on the channel), there's really no clues to his sexuality in the videos.
  • Weapon of Choice: Not a weapon, per se, but he has an odd fascination with shields in Minecraft and dual-wields them throughout the 2016 Christmas special.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The Vault 14 board of Minecraft Party ends with him losing the ice he has due to two consecutive Ice Meltings, and the massive amounts of money he had been boasting about having end up doing nothing for him.
    • He dies mere minutes away from being one of the survivors of the first season of Minecraft Hardcore.
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    enigma Mystere 

enigmaMystere

A player from various gaming videos, becoming more frequent as of late 2014. Appears primarily in Screencheat and was one of the four players of Castle Crashers (the original full let's play, not the remastered version or unfinished ones).

  • A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma: His username sounds like a downplayed example of this.
  • Author Appeal: Invoked during the very first Cards Against Humanity when one player plays a Vinyl Scratch card, knowing that she's E's favourite pony. Naturally, he picks it instantly.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Doesn't appreciate when any sexual or threatening comments are made in regards to his sister Wren. (For the record, this only happens due to Cards Against Humanity card combinations, so don't worry.)
    • He's also one of the first to put his foot down if any Ship Tease remarks are made between her and Dan.
  • Butt-Monkey: Evolved into this.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Subverted in the Pokémon Showdown Tournament. Squillistipated had become sort of the Opposing Sports Team, with only Zero being considered on par with him. However, for various reasons Enigma was considered the most likely candidate to stop Squill. Instead, he was eliminated without winning a match.
  • Character Development: Went from just being "the quiet guy" to "the snarky guy with strings of bad luck" over the course of 2014.
  • Cool Shades
  • Cross Player: His character Ruby in Courage is Magic is female. He is the only person to play a character of the opposite gender in that game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: From time to time.
    • Increased significantly as of Castle Crashers and anything after it. For example, this quote from You Don't Know Jack:
    Max: There's, like, spray-on- [everything] there's spray-on clothes.
    Enigma: Yeah. Yeah, there are. It's called paint.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His name clearly isn't actually "Enigma".
  • Perma-Stubble
  • The Quiet One: Pretty much his defining character trait at first, but this has been all but dashed recently in favor of being a snarky Butt-Monkey.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to his sister Wren's red.
  • Sore Loser: When he loses both his battles in the Pokémon Showdown Tournament, he's not happy. At all.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Downplayed. He was the person who recommended Max play Part Time Job, which Max previously had never heard of, and we all know how that turned out.
  • Weapon of Choice: In Screencheat, the "hobby horse" is usually his go-to weapon.

    Sparknanator 

Sparknanator

A very, very loud person. Typically just referred to as Spark. First appeared in Cards Against Humanity and in some other things later on.

While details are vague, Max has confirmed that Spark will not return to the channel; the only information he will give is that the two of them didn't have a falling out, but instead, Max just determined Spark was "not someone [he] want[ed] to be associated with" and seemingly severed ties.

  • Abusive Parents: They don't go into detail, but his mother is mentioned to be very abusive and the guys unanimously refer to her as Satan. His father, meanwhile, is never mentioned.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently has weird, silly, or just plain bad things happen to him.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Just look at his lies in Fibbage. And the things he picks as a truth.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Subverted in a funny way; in the first part of Fibbage, his color is orange while Jero's is light blue, even though it's apparently usually the other way around. This causes some confusion, such as Max getting annoyed at Spark for not putting in a lie when it was actually Jero.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite messing around a lot, in Towers of Torment in Minecraft Party, he wins the most minigames, and the only reason he didn't win is because people kept stealing his ice; he finished with only two less ice than first place, and was stolen from at least twice.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When not yelling.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Sort of in the BronyCon 2015 vlog. He definitely looks nice, but his hat kind of makes it a little weird.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently has a photographic memory; in the Rainbow Collection minigame in Minecraft Party, it's common for the winner to only have three or four colors correct. Spark gets every single one right. (Though there is debate on whether or not he cheated by taking a snapshot, but everyone in the video except Dan gives him the benefit of the doubt.)
  • Lame Comeback: His main insult is "You're a [X]", with [X] replaced by something that was just said. Even if it makes no sense at all.
  • Large Ham
    • Incoming Ham: His introduction is screaming "HEY GUYS THIS IS SPARKNANATOR!" at the top of his lungs.
  • No Indoor Voice
    • Averted in Minecraft Party. He gets loud when excited, but the rest of the time is fairly laid-back.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Possibly, seeing as Max has confirmed they can have decently intelligent and calm discussions offscreen.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot
  • Troll:
    Spark: Future Max! Baby goats!
  • Unperson: After Max severed ties with him, references to him in videos recorded before the fact are either edited out or few and far between and reacted to negatively by Max.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Type 2. His dog is named Sparky, and the name "Sparknanator" came from a (likely) misspelling of what he called his dog while watching The Terminator.

    Wren 

Wren

Enigma's younger sister.

  • Big Eater: Her character in Courage is Magic certainly is.
    • Her often talking about food puts her into this category in real life too, though we haven't actually seen her eat on camera.
  • Establishing Character Moment: A twelve-year-old girl first seen playing Fibbage with rather foul-mouthed individuals at least six years older than her and keeping up with their humor.
  • I Have Many Names: And all of them are "[adjective/noun] Wren(ny)".
  • Little Miss Snarker: Thirteen years old and matching wit with everyone else.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to her brother Enigma's blue.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Lampshaded; she's the first, and currently only, female to appear in Max's videos.
  • Younger Than They Look: When she appears on camera in Courage is Magic, she looks to be in her mid or even late teens, despite being twelve at the time.

    Brice 

Brice Kilmurray

A Scottish lad who first appeared in the original Castle Crashers playing, then later was brought back for multiplayer games such as Quiplash and Board Game Online. He later replaced Dan in 100% Orange Juice!.

Also goes by: Ice.

  • A God Am I: Played with, but mostly downplayed in 100% Orange Juice, when he gets his Hyper card, especially if he gets multiples of them.
    Brice: So, now that I'm basically God...
  • An Ice Person: Well, it's his nickname, at least...
  • Blood Knight: See his above quote.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like most people on the channel, but with him, he pretty much never switches out of it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was used as one of the "pieces" of Minecraft Chess alongside other frequent guests, shortly before he got a bigger role by competing in 100% Orange Juice.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tim. It's stated they've known each other longer than pretty much anyone on the channel.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is one letter off from containing "kill", which is very fitting for how he plays 100% Orange Juice.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: See Meaningful Name above.
  • Spanner in the Works: His self-appointed role in 100% Orange Juice. He plays not to win, but to kill people, and can enforce major setbacks on people with his Hyper.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's not so much loud and angry as he is just gleefully Ax-Crazy. During 100% Orange Juice he states he isn't even focusing on winning so much as just having fun, which to him means "kill everyone multiple times".
  • Who's Laughing Now?: He started the series off with the others making jokes at his expense due to his lack of experience with the game, having only had one win and a few days of practice. He was also taking over from Dan, who was the Butt-Monkey of the four and consistently losing. Then Brice got his Hyper at a high level. Multiples of them. It is now not uncommon for people to try and get on Brice's good side early in the game, or just avoid confrontations with him, in hopes of him not blasting them later on.

    David 

David (Shonenjumpboy)

I don't care. I'm not American.

A British man with a very dry sense of humor.

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He consistently picks very wrong answers in Fibbage, though it's all but certain at least some of it is Obfuscating Stupidity for humor.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Incredibly Long Note: He holds the last syllable of their "Hello" introduction in Drawful for about fifteen seconds or so and doesn't seem even remotely out of breath.
  • Not So Different: Despite his snarkiness typically being directed at Spark, the two have this going; they're both snarky yet odd and typically do consistently the worst in Fibbage, but have some of the funniest lies. The only difference is that David doesn't yell.

    Schuyler 

Schuyler Allan (Circuit Board / Fulton)

Max's older brother.

  • The Ace: He's got some platforming skills, especially compared to Max.
    • He's almost always topping the leaderboards in Left 4 Dead 2.
  • Badass Baritone
  • The Big Guy
  • Catchphrase: "The legend never dies!"
    • "Get good, son."
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being the first guest Max ever had in a let's playing video and the most frequent throughout Ocarina of Time, his appearances rapidly dwindled until soon he was practically forgotten.
    • This was subverted with his appearances as a consistent player in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2, and Monaco. Then it was double subverted when these series' got paused and he hasn't appeared in anything else.
    • He made an unexpected appearance when Max and Peter did the "Do You Know Your Friend?" challenge as Max's first video of 2015. He gave Max a birthday present and then immediately left. After that, he finally made an actual reappearance in a video with Max on Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His appearances seem to be not so much "current" or "former" as they are just "very infrequent".
  • The Comically Serious
  • Deadpan Snarker: The original example before Max took the role, but he still has a grip on it whenever he shows up.
  • Demoted to Extra: See Chuck Cunningham Syndrome above.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Max.
  • Irony: He is Max's older brother, but in New Super Mario Bros. Wii he plays as Luigi, Mario's younger brother. Mario is played by Max.
  • Only Sane Man
  • Pungeon Master: Runs in the family.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't talk much, leading to less commentary when it's just him and Max. Though part of that could be attributed to him focusing on the game more. Averted as of 2015.
    • Another problem was that he wasn't close enough to the microphone, so Max's voice overpowered his. This has been slightly remedied.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He was a brony before Max and is implied to have been the one to convert him.
  • Red Baron: "The Witch Hunter" in Left 4 Dead 2, though it's mostly in-universe and downplayed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Max's red.
  • The Stoic

    Mobius 

Mobius (19MobiusSeer46 / Mobius of THE MOBIUS)

Joined Max and Zero for their LMAO of the Ultimate Tree Survival custom map in Minecraft and later joined Max to create the short-lived Short, Sweet, Stupid. Was originally planned to appear in Left 4 Dead 2, but was replaced with Alec. After a long period of absence, he came back as a relatively frequent participant of Fibbage and Drawful.

  • Arc Words: The word "Mobius" is in all of his names. Subverted nowadays, though he will often use "Mobi" somehow.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Okay, yeah, it's a nickname, but "Mobius" is a cool name to have.
  • Butt-Monkey: Before the guys can even make an introduction, Zero punches him off the tree.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Finally subverted in 2015, after two years off the channel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Greatly increased as of his 2015 return.
  • One Steve Limit: His real name is Ryan, as is Rhino's, and the two appear in videos together on occasion. However, downplayed or subverted, as neither of them are actually referred to by their real names.
  • Only Sane Man: While Max is off constantly dying and Zero is just sighing at said dying, he's actually getting stuff done.
  • Repetitive Name: His username on OMGPop when doing Short, Sweet, Stupid is "Mobius of THE MOBIUS".
  • Slow Clap: Lampshaded when, after Max does something stupid, he asks who normally does the slow clap. (It's Max who normally does it. And he then does.)
  • The Stoic: He's become this ever since his return. At least in terms of his voice.

    Blake 

Blake (Edgewoodblake83)

An occasional participant in multiplayer games such as Cards Against Humanity.

Other

    Mirror and Sol 

General

The ponysonas of Zero (Mirror) and Max (Sol), whom they choose to portray when playing adventure maps in Minecraft. They are also occasionally joined by Cypress Grove (formerly Arcane), played by Rhino.

  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: Sol believes this of "Mirror and Sol".
  • As Himself: Mirror and Sol are the same as Zero and Max respectively in all but name.
    • Same applies to Rhino and Cypress.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": It's implied that their adventure maps are actually performances or plays of some sort, leading to this occasionally when Sol has to remind Mirror to say his "line"; i.e. the text automatically created by command blocks in the Herobrine's Return adventure map.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Mirror, much like his controller, is rather skilled with a bow, while Sol uses swords more often.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The color of their coats matches the main color of their player.
  • Hand Wave: As of Herobrine's Return, whenever Max starts lagging or glitching, it gets passed off as Sol hallucinating - see G-Rated Drug above.
    • If one of them doesn't feel like trying to catch up to the other, they use the "/tp" command and say it's a teleportation spell. Fitting, as they're both unicorns.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Both of them in "City of Love". Sol in particular when he picks out his outfit for his wedding day.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Though the "heterosexual" part is often made deliberately ambiguous for laughs.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: Some swears and phrases are replaced with pony equivalents, though often not until after the human version has already been said.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: After killing Discord, Sol attempts to eat the flesh he leaves behind. He can't, because his food bar is full and he's stuck in permanent regeneration.
    • Both of them are omnivores (due to Minecraft's food system mostly revolving around meat) and frequently eat the flesh of creatures that are sentient in the Friendship is Magic universe, such as cows. They also eat rotten flesh from zombies on occasion.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Their fight against Tarov. Once Archangel Thannos gets seemingly killed, as soon as they get out of their imprisonment, they slaughter him effortlessly.
    Sol: HI BUDDY!
    Mirror: DESTROY YOU!
    Sol: Right in the corner where you belong!
    Mirror: Got five thousand health, but it doesn't matter, cause he's getting wrecked!
  • Meaningful Name: Mirror Image is a good name for a pony who's part Changeling. Winter Solstice is just as good a name for a pony who's part Windigo. Cypress Grove also works for a pony who's part Timberwolf.
    • "Mirror and Sol" also makes sense when you think about it. Sol is pronounced as "soul", and it's a common saying that "a mirror reflects your soul". Mirror sure seems like a reflection of Sol...in that he's the opposite.
  • Playing with Fire: Mirror apparently can breathe, or at least sneeze, fire.
    • Sol sometimes dips into this by grabbing a flint and steel, despite fire being his main weakness. He justifies it as a "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" type of thing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sol is red, Mirror is blue. When Cypress is around, he's blue to both of them, putting Mirror in the middle.
  • Those Two Guys

Mirror Image (Mirror)

  • The Ace: Especially at parkour.
  • All There in the Manual: He's part changeling and part dragon. The first part is mentioned occasionally, while the second is just implied through his ability to eat gems and his immunity to fire and lava.
  • Berserk Button: Boats, apparently, since he and Sol seem to have a lot of trouble not getting into crazy adventures on them.
    • Sol in general applies.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Since Sol's viewpoint is what we see, Mirror comes across as a sidekick and is definitely more competent. Though technically, Sol is the sidekick to Mirror, or at least The Lancer.
  • Informed Ability: His immunity to fire and lava. He's just as vulnerable to it as Sol, just doesn't seem to mind it as much.
  • Not So Above It All: Mirror is definitely more sane than Sol, but that didn't stop him from attempting to wear leggings as a helmet.note 
    Sol: You were trying to wear pants on your head!
    • He also fails to notice the rather obvious entrance to a mine. And, in that mine, as soon as he reaches two levers, he flicks one without thinking and kills several villager children.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's more levelheaded and intelligent than Sol (usually), and is noticeably shorter than him and Cypress.
    • Somewhat played with in that, while Cypress's model does definitely make him larger than the other two, Mirror technically isn't shorter than Sol; the pony mod turns normally-human characters into ponies, which makes them shorter due to standing on four legs, but their camera perspective remains on the same level, which ends up being above their head. So from Sol's perspective, Mirror is a fair bit shorter, but if we were to see Mirror's perspective, it would likely be the other way around.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Gems of any type. Also, apples.

Winter Solstice (Sol)

  • An Ice Pony: Sol is part Windigo.
  • Bad Boss: Played for Laughs with Sol in Galacticraft. Mirror is on a dangerous quest to acquire materials, yet Sol just keeps yelling at him to come back home with specific things.
  • Berserk Button: Sol gets pissed when Mirror causes the deaths of several children by flicking a lever without thinking. Whether what angered him was the children dying or the fact that Mirror caused them to fail the sidequest is up in the air.
    • When Mirror and Cypress ignore and talk over him, he gets increasingly frustrated, before just going completely silent and waiting for them to actually be quiet, at which point he (in a very irritated-sounding tone) points out the puzzle solution.
    • Cypress getting smug and hypocritical during the Forest Temple in Templars of Hyrule really sets him off.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's at least as capable of solving puzzles as Mirror and Cypress (especially since Max, his player, pretty much makes adventure maps himself), but comes across as an idiot and a goof the rest of the time.
  • Faking the Dead: Sol has to fake his death via drug usage at the end of "City of Love", since he'd gotten married to let himself and Mirror escape the city.
  • Freak Out: He has one whenever he gets set on fire.
  • Kill It with Fire: His main weakness.
  • The Load: Treated as this in "There Is No Learning Curve", but really, he isn't one. He does solve or contribute to solving numerous puzzles, and points out simpler solutions that the others just ignore. A good example of this is when the three of them have to run through separate obstacle courses to help each other along; both Mirror and Cypress (at the time Arcane) mess up and cause them to fail numerous times, while Sol only does a couple times, and one of those times is due to him checking a hole in the floor believing it to be a secret passage. Yet immediately after, when they get sent back in time to the dinosaur era, Cypress wheels on Sol and demands "Did you fail that hard?!"
  • Mr. Exposition: Sol becomes this due to being the one to read all the books and quests.
    • He also takes this role in Galacticraft due to Max being familiar with the mod.
  • Taking You with Me: Inverted. While killing Dina Bone, Sol runs into the gas chamber to activate it, not realizing it's already been activated, and gets himself needlessly killed alongside Dina.
    • Though since Dina actually escaped the chamber during the countdown, if one assumed that Sol lured her back in, it could be considered an unintentional straight example, as well as Heroic Sacrifice.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He calls out those who press his Berserk Button in both examples under it above.

Cypress Groveformerly 

  • All There in the Manual: He's part timberwolf, which isn't said in an actual video. It's implied better with his new name.
  • Freak Out: Like Sol, has one when nearly set on fire, followed by crouching in a corner and growling at it.
  • Odd Name Out: Subverted now, but back when he was Arcane, he was the only one of the trio whose name did not represent his non-pony species.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the other two.
  • Retcon: His name in There Is No Learning Curve was Arcane. It changed to Cypress Grove in Templars of Hyrule, with no explanation, and instead just a Lampshade Hanging from the other two's confusion.
  • The Smart Guy: When they come to a three-pony challenge with the roles of Power, Wisdom, and Courage, he takes Wisdom. However, he's the Triforce of Courage in Templars of Hyrule, due to Sol stepping his game up.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Templars of Hyrule, in the Forest Temple. For no known reason, he gets very smug whenever he's proven right, and offhandedly makes remarks at the other two for not coming to help with a puzzle he found, instead focusing on a room they found. And when it turns out he was in the wrong room, he ignores Sol's "I told you so" with a verbal shrug, continuing to belittle him time and time again afterwards. To top it off, he completely ignores when Max breaks character to mention he has bad lag problems at the moment, and just continues to insult him for being slow (though apparently he just thought Max meant he had an in-game "slowness" potion effect, which is somewhat understandable given how Max kept calling it "slowdown" rather than lag).
    • It continues a bit in the Fire Temple, particularly in one puzzle where he pays little attention to the puzzle itself, then gets annoyed when he asks a question in a confusing manner and Sol's response is to try breaking it down to understand better.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name was spelled "Cyprus" in the video descriptions for a bit (as well as on this wiki) before Max silently went back and fixed it. While technically both spellings are accurate, "cypress" is the more commonly-used one.

    Future Max 

Max in the future editing the video. Tropes pertaining to Max himself go in his designated folder; this is specifically for "editing Max".

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His onscreen text used to switch between being yellow with a blue outline, or white with a black outline. Usually the former was for comments coming directly from him, while the latter was to give information or correct something someone says. Nowadays he does everything with yellow and blue text, excluding brief hidden messages or quick captions directing people's attention somewhere, which are white.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lots of his text comments are snarky.
  • I Have Many Names: Aside from "future Max", he's sometimes called "editing Max", or in the Let's Drink for Worms Revolution, "sober Max". Before any of these monikers, he'd jokingly be called "Barry" in reference to Game Grumps.
  • The Insomniac: He apparently does a lot of editing late at night, even past three or four in the morning. He'll sometimes use this as justification for not following through on one of the recording participant's requests.
  • Mr. Exposition: He'll often put text onscreen explaining something if someone in the video got it wrong or called on him to do so.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He's just Max editing the video later on. But the way people call on him to do things as though he's a god, as well as calling him "FUTURE MAX!" makes it out as a lot more impressive.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Technically, by the time the video comes out, he's Past Max - he's Max editing the video, and the video's been edited by the time it comes out.
  • Only Sane Man: He is, quite simply, the only "person" in any of Max's videos who is completely sane. Even Zero and Schuyler have their moments, while he's just the editor.
  • Phrase Catcher: "FUTURE MAX!"
  • Running Gag: Being called on by people to put in a picture of baby goats.
  • The Stoic: It's not tough to imagine him speaking in a monotone yet irritated voice literally any time he "says" anything.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He gained voice clips at one point, which have been used off and on since. They're similar to Navi, being Max saying something like "Wait", "Here", or "Yeah" (with an echo to distinguish from the Max actually in videos) depending on his message. Eventually, the custom voice clips got dropped and replaced with actual Navi clips, typically "Hey" and "Listen".
    • Sometimes inverted, as occasionally text will show up without a voice clip. If the text is only onscreen for a very short time, such as a quick correction, that's usually when there won't be a voice.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: When people start calling out for him in Fibbage.

    Pip the Kitten 

Max's cat. She occasionally paws at his door to get in during videos, though most of the time she just gets mentioned.

  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed. Max has mentioned that Pip isn't particularly attached to him (usually she wants to get into his room just to sit on the window sill), and she used to bite and claw him a lot. Also played for laughs when she appears in Twilight Princess in that, rather than being mean, she seems to do everything she can to interrupt the video.
  • Cute Kitten: Well, duh.
  • The Ghost: Barring the sounds of meowing in the background in as many videos as you can count on one hand, she's never actually appeared, but is brought up frequently in conversation.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her full name is Pipsqueak, but she's only ever called Pip.

    Derek the Hand Puppet 

A hand puppet (or rather, a picture of one) voiced by Max. He's vulgar and insulting, and sometimes has duels with his archnemesis, Gary the Glove (voiced by Dan).

  • Anti-Hero: Acts like a douche, but fights against the (supposedly) evil Gary the Glove. Though sometimes it's implied Derek is the real bad guy.
  • Insistent Terminology: While technically a sock puppet, he's only to be called Derek the Hand Puppet.
  • Jerkass
  • Large Ham
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: His introduction was Max randomly just declaring at the start of a Wheel of Fortune video that there was a fourth player, who was Derek the hand puppet, with no leadup whatsoever and promptly dropped right after.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot

    Canadaman 

Max's alter ego in Grand Theft Auto V Online, where he dresses in red and white warm clothing and fights for Canada.

  • Ambiguously Evil: Sure, he's supposedly a superhero, but he is pulling off very illegal heists. That said, his primary role is in the Humane Raid, which is possibly the heist where your actions are the least evil (stealing the data for nerve gas from a seemingly evil lab).
  • Canada, Eh?: It practically doesn't even need to be listed here. Though his accent is no more prominent than Max's.
  • Catchphrase: "Canadamaaaaaaan!"
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Looking for him? Look for red and white.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Max assembles the outfit for him just before the Prison Break finale, but due to having a preset outfit for that, he can't wear it until they start the Humane Raid.
  • Enemy Mine: When Jero dresses up as "Americaman" (star-patterned red white and blue outfits with an eagle mask), Canadaman sees working with him as this.
  • Famous Last Words: He's technically Max at the time, but before Rhino kills him and he becomes a ghost: "We just missed each other completely!"
  • Irony: He apparently lives in Missouri, not Canada. Within the game, he lives in Los Santos (the game's version of Los Angeles).
  • Killed Off for Real: He's apparently killed after the Humane Raid heist, as his ghost then follows the others around.
    Canadaman: (ominously) I've come to haunt you, ehhhhhhh?
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Good luck not figuring out that he's Max. The costume not being very good at concealing that is the least of his problems.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Like Max, he loves his green juice.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: His whole costume resembles the Canadian flag, but he also sometimes wears an actual Canadian flag parachute bag. He even gets upset when the game doesn't let him put it on within a heist, and when it later substitutes a regular black parachute bag for him.

    The Science Pony 

The pony in Cutie Mark Laboratories, portrayed by Max and bearing a heavy resemblance to Sol from Mirror and Sol. Naturally, is a scientist who often utilizes logical thinking in his videos. Has an ask blog on Tumblr.

  • Berserk Button: In general, repeated criticisms. People telling him he pronounced "allele" wrong over a year later kind of gets to him. On a related note, people demanding more episodes.
    • Being asked if he bleaches his mane resulted in this.
  • Cerebus Retcon: At the end of his video on AppleDash, he (seemingly jokingly) requests not to be shipped. Naturally, people begin shipping him. Later, a couple posts on his ask blog reveal that he doesn't "have a lot of good experience with dating", and he seems uncomfortable with the idea, implying either social awkwardness in that field or an outright romance-oriented Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On numerous occasions. Sometimes, as seen in the quote above, he'll keep the snark while being falsely enthusiastic.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wears a pair of safety goggles in the thumbnails of episodes, as well as the intro sequence, for no apparent reason. His human counterpart does the same. During the rest of the episodes, he just wears regular glasses.
  • I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: Lots of people see the Science Pony as just being Max himself with pony sprites, rather than his own character. Justified, since Max had never really been trying to build him up as his own character until season two.
  • Insufferable Genius: Definitely smart, but also snarky and likes to take time to mock the dumber part of the fanbase when they act up.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Never seen without a white lab coat, just in case you hadn't gathered that he's a scientist.
  • Meaningful Name: His show started out as a scientific look at Equestria, and his name is Science Pony.
  • Medium Awareness: Is heavily implied on the Tumblr blog to be another citizen of Equestria who happens to know that their world is fictional.
    • He's also aware of his own fictitious nature. He refers to Max as his "creator" and acknowledges that his cutie mark is just a placeholder until a better one is designed.
  • Mistaken for Racist: He deliberately averts a variant of this, stating at the beginning of his episode on Rainbow Dash being autistic that he himself is autistic, and apologizes in advance for anything he says that could be construed as being offensive.
  • Motor Mouth: He gets a lot of information out in short amounts of time.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to most ponies; his horn is curved up rather than straight, which many viewers have noticed.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Max only refers to him as "the Science Pony", or just Science Pony, and the fans typically just call him RLYoshi after the channel name. It's unknown what his real name is, but Max insists that despite appearances, he isn't Winter Solstice.
    • He is referred to as both RLYoshi and Max by Dan in his appearances, but this has been confirmed to be non-canon, and the "five facts" episodes can be seen as a side series within the show that the Science Pony isn't actually a part of.
  • Serious Business: He takes a kid's cartoon show about ponies and scientifically analyzes it, from applying real world physics to it, to delving into genetics with the characters, to outright determining the reason bronies love the show as being about the use of coloration.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Can use big words and metaphors while talking about, you know, cartoon pastel horses.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Peanut butter cups, apparently.
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