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Here's a character sheet for Retsupurae, including the duo themselves, guestsupuraeyers, subjects, and alternative characterizations. Note that these tropes concern the personalities and characters as described on this show, not on other channels or works.

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    The Duo 


  • Deadpan Snarker: Speaks with a stoic voice while making wisecracks. Also there's his answer from a question asked to him on
    Anonymous question: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
    Diabetus: Functional pancreas.
    • Indeed, many of his most well-liked answers on the aforementioned page evoke this trope. Check 'em out!.
  • Deep South: Hails from Alabama and his heritage is a recurring subject of jokes.
  • Large Ham: Far less often than slowbeef, but he has his moments. Especially when he decides to do the "Ridley voice".
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He's pretty good at imitating other characters in wrongpuraes, and does such a good imitation of The Sergeant at Arms that he's able to trick slowbeef into thinking it was actual dialog a few times.
  • Meaningful Name: He actually IS diabetic.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to slowbeef's red.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": People often write his name with an extra "e" (Diabeetus) due to how it's pronounced.
  • The Stoic: Something really silly has to happen to make him lose his calm and sarcastic behavior.


  • all lowercase letters: His moniker.
  • Angrish: slowbeef will occasionally get into this mode if something particularly ridiculous happens.
  • Berserk Button: Not always, but doesn't shy away from expressing his fury if someone makes a bad LP of a game he likes a lot, such as Snatcher or Contra 3: The Alien Wars.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Naturally. He however, is prone to more critical, cynical commentaries than Diabetus.
  • Hidden Depths: slowbeef may come across as a short-tempered person with a bit of Jerkass tendencies, but he did take down several videos when the person riffed asked him politely. He all, but flat out said that the reason they're not doings as many retsupuraes as before is because they are concerned about people hassling the ones they riffed. note 
  • Large Ham: Often gets loud whenever something amuses him or annoys him.
  • The Leader: Since he runs the channel.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Diabetus' blue.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Compared to his earlier retsupuraes, where his commentary would be more acidic and filled with F-Bombs, slowbeef has grown to be considerably more tolerant and less angry than he used to be.




Chip Cheezum


General Ironicus










  • Animal Motif: As his icon and several pieces of fanart show, he loves dogs.
  • Bald of Awesome: At the rare chance he shows his face, it is shown that he has a bald head.
  • Corpsing: Is very easily prone to bursting into hard laughing fits, with very notable examples being this, this and this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In spite of the below, he is fond of doing this:
    (sees lava in Real Horror Stories) Oh, no, Sauron fell over.
  • Large Ham: Is very jovial in spite of his overall sarcastic and ironic mannerisms.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Relishes in this, even more than other RPers. This is at extreme levels during his playthroughs of Putt-Putt.


    Retsupurae Subjects 



  • Motor Mouth: He was under a time limit (Youtube's) to finish the game as quickly as possible and possibly spoke even quicker. He almost beat it.




  • The Eeyore: A depressive let's player that even has the duo feeling sorry for him, leading to them urging their followers to give him encouragement.



Quadraxis 14


The Let's Player of a rather infamous Eternal Darkness playthrough.
  • The Chew Toy: Became one after the riffing of her playthrough, with Retsupurae followers bullying her. The duo weren't amused.
  • Large Ham



Mike Dawson

  • Catch Phrase: "Did you kill Rita?"
  • The Chew Toy: Everybody hates Mike, and Slowbeef and Diabetus love to make fun of him for practically everything he does.
  • Loser Protagonist: Painfully so, especially in Dark Seed II.
  • invokedThe Scrappy: On top of being one to them, the duo notes that almost everyone in the game world hates him as well.

Eike Kusch

The main character of Shadow of Destiny.
  • Butt-Monkey: He dies to a ridiculous amount of things. Ending C pretty much cements him as downright unlucky.
  • Complexity Addiction: The duo repeatedly lampshade that he could have taken simpler ways to save himself. They are in complete disbelief in particular when he disguises himself as a juggler to tell his past self to get protection - in the form of a frying pan - when he could have skipped the first part altogether.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Dies a lot, often in pretty stupid ways, too.
  • Idiot Hero: Not exactly the smartest protagonist, much to Slowbeef and Diabetus' amusement.

John Hopkins FBI

The main character of the titular game.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Regularly steals things from his girlfriend's place, even after her death - which he caused no less.
  • Catch Phrase: "I have to go."
  • invokedDesignated Hero: The commentators note that he's arguably done just as much, if not more damage than the villains and is completely incompetent as a hero.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The longplayer actively attempts to thwart Samantha's death by getting Hopkins to check the target she's stuck behind. Hopkins claims that there's nothing there.
  • I Work Alone: Mr. DJB speculates that the reason why he goes after Bernie on his own is because getting the rest of the force involved would lead to an investigation over all the stuff Hopkins stole.
  • Idiot Hero: Willingly follows the instructions of a terrorist and falls for an obvious twist - a twist that the player controlling him actively attempts to thwart no less.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Slowbeef and Mr. DJB think that he's a bit too much of one, even by adventure game standards.
  • Police Are Useless: He allows the bank robbers to get away from the scene - after killing several hostages no less - and continually proves that he's incompetent, which makes the commentators wonder if he's only being kept on the force for his one genuinely good case.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Aside from his Catch Phrase, Hopkins also attempts to resign from the force and Mr. DJB and Slowbeef interpret the island section of the game to be him giving up and going on vacation.
    Slowbeef (as Hopkins): I give up! I just want to play Game in the mountains and be happy!

Bernie Berckson

The main villain of Hopkins FBI.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: When he starts gloating over tricking Hopkins into killing Samantha, Mr. DJB and Slowbeef actually agree that it's pretty hilarious.
  • Impossible Thief: More like Impossible Killer. Mr. DJB notes that his methods of killing and hiding people is fast and absurd.
    Mr.DJB: This is the most effective killer in the goddamn world.
  • Wicked Cultured: A pretty quick and talented sculptor on top of everything.

John Parker

The main character of Shadow of the Comet, who is prone to doing rather silly things.
  • The Comically Serious: Does completely silly antics like somehow flying with wax wings while keeping a completely straight face.
  • Cowardly Lion: The duo characterizes him to be easily frightened after he fainted looking at a constellation but he's still willing to take on the forces of Cthulhu.
  • Lame Comeback: Is rather bad at doing insults.
  • Ship Tease: After characterizing the character Jugg as a Stalker with a Crush for Parker, the duo are genuinely pleased when Parker states he's getting revenge for Jugg.


One of the characters from Shadow of the Comet, reinterpreted to be a Stalker with a Crush for Parker.
  • Dirty Old Man: Some of his flirts with Parker head into this direction.
  • invokedEnsemble Dark Horse: The duo seem to like him and continue voice acting him long after his death and are genuinely pleased when Parker deals with Narackamus in his name.



One of the boss characters from Tattoo Assassins, immediately embraced by the duo due to a vague resemblance to Crystal Boy.

Edward Carnby

The main character of the first three Alone in the Dark games.
  • Christmas Episode: Dresses up as Santa Claus for a good part of the second game.
  • Drunken Master: With drinking flasks being the method of healing, he gets characterized as this pretty fast.
  • Only Sane Man: His constant drinking could be interpreted to be his reaction to the game's events.

Mike's Friend

The unseen main character of the Car Escape series.

Alexander Morris

The main character of Dracula Unleashed; not to be confused with Prince Alexander.
  • Failure Hero: He fails to save a lot of characters, usually due to the below trope.
  • Genre Blind: Is remarkably blind to the completely obvious clues that someone is a vampire and has an inability to catch on to what's happening in the plot.
  • Idiot Hero: See above.
  • Knife Nut: Has no problem threatening people with a knife.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: He tends to fall asleep on guard duty, which screws over the other characters.

Brent Halligan

The protagonist, for lack of a better term, of Mystery of the Druids.
  • Clueless Detective: For lack of a better term. His best idea of following a clue is to blindly believe in a local superstition regarding an ancient mausoleum, and throw salt at it.
  • invokedDesignated Hero: Despite him being a detective working at Scotland Yard, he not only has an awful sense of logic, but a profound disregard for the law. This can be best demonstrated when he poisons a homeless man with laboratory alcohol,note  (granted, Halligan had just survived drinking a bunch of it) in order to get his spare change for a phone call. While he does get scolded for it from Chief Inspector Miller, he doesn't really suffer any major consequences. The Retsupurae crew, however, give him all kinds of shit.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Remarkably averted. At one point in the game, it's implied he ate human flesh. He has no reaction to it, however, and invokedit is not mentioned for the rest of the game.
  • Idiot Hero: In spades. He pulls a lot of insane leaps of logic throughout the game. This ranges from not knowing what "Initiation" means to hiding a MacGuffin on a ship when he simply could store it on his person, thus leading it to be stolen.
  • Police Are Useless: Barely averted with Halligan; while he is an absolute moron, he still manages to make progress in the story. A better application would be for half of his colleagues in Scotland Yard; Detective Landry is a rude prick who got an innocent man executed,note  while Chief Inspector Miller is a Pointy-Haired Boss that deliberately gets in the way of Halligan's case.
    • Though it's shown that he is personally responsible for making the entire police force wade through a ridiculous amount of red-tape, having tried to get an arrest warrant for Prince Charles after the death of Diana as a joke, and wasted tons of department resources meaning that they now have to fill out a form and get the Chief Inspector to sign it to simply get stuff like scissors.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody in Scotland Yard likes him, treating him as an imbecile and a slob barely worthy of the badge. Not that they're wrong.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Upon hearing that Halligan poisoned a homeless person to get his spare change, Chief Inspector Miller calls him out for it.

Jack Orlando

The apparent hero of Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure. Somehow manages to be even worse than Halligan.
  • invokedDesignated Hero: Let's see... beating a man up to steal his crank, using homophobic slurs, being racist, and loads of other pleasant things. Where Halligan was generally just an idiot, Orlando is simply a horrible person. Halligan gave a homeless man laboratory alcohol (that he himself had survived drinking) in order to steal his money, Orlando beat up a homeless man to get some rope. By the end, the Goons actually wanted him to get arrested, and say they at least thought Halligan was something of a loveable goof at times.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Uses homophobic slurs and believes the world would be better off without Chinese laundries.


Ted Harthrup

One of the main characters of the Ambition series.
  • Arc Welding: The duo reinterpret the Ted that appears in Sir Basil Pike to be the same Ted in Ambition, and that he still secretly holds his psychotic tendencies.
  • Mad Bomber: The duo continually maintains that he is crazy, in spite of the game's claims that he's actually sane.
  • Never My Fault: The duo note that the series takes this approach toward Ted, blatantly trying to apologize for his actions and blaming them on others even when he's blatantly in control. Ted himself further blames Bridget and/or evil forces for his own actions.
  • With Friends Like These...: They point out that Ted repeatedly threatens people that are the least bit close to him.

Duke Crabtree

One of the main characters of the Ambition series.
  • The Chewtoy: Pinstripe Hourglass really likes taking the options that hurt him.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He succeeds at getting information the protagonist can't get and is accomplished at being a marriage counselor.
  • Manchild: Gets characterized as such due to his voice.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Slowbeef and Diabetus speculate that he's being controlled by the green light that appears most of the time when he kills the protagonist.
  • Wham Line: "Because I'm a terrorist!" It was probably meant to be dramatic but the delivery of the line sent the duo and fanbase into hysterics.


    Crappy Pastas and Other 

George "NAVGaTR" Wood

Actually two people. George Wood was the host of a small video game review show called Gaming in the Clinton Years and NAVGaTR is simply a YouTube channel that happened to archive them; this gets clarified from Final Fantasy VI and onward.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Aside from his "great game ideas", much of his commentary is outlandish at best.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: They speculate that he's a Rinoa fanboy, and that his negative assessments of Squall, Zell, and the game in general are out of spite.
  • Dirty Old Man: The Retsupurae Live 2016 panel showcases a game show that George Wood held where they joked he was going to sexually harass the boy contestant as a prize. The uploader of the video ends up creating horrible implications by blurring the screen while the two go backstage.
    • Then there's the weird out-of-nowhere segment of his wrestling game review in George Wood's WWE Dream Matchup where he compliments the game for making it possible to set a match between 'three fat black ladies and one skinny white turd', whose footage just keeps going after he finishes talking and ends up taking the majority of the video's total run time. Makes it hard to imagine that as anything but his fetish.
  • Disney Death: The 2016 Retsupurae panel briefly shows a video that claims that George Wood is deceased, though Diabetus affirms that he's alive (at the time).
  • Driven to Suicide: George Wood declares that he'll do this if Final Fantasy IX doesn't have voice acting, which prompts bafflement and concern from them; they hilariously note the invokedHilarious in Hindsight in that voice acting only came a game after.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: The duo mistake both entities to be the same thing until they went back to commentating on the shows.

Paul "Gally Banish/Vanish Gregman" Eiding

On the one hand, a voice actor well-known for voiceover roles like Perceptor and Colonel Roy Campbell. On the other, a space-bounty hunter who likes booze and is on the job to stop a powerful entity. It's hard to tell the two apart.

John Jenkins

The subject of three Kickstarters Nonstarters: one for "Busco Quadnary" (binary on base 4 instead of base 2, which will make programming twice as fast), one for his take on unified field theory (which he came about while playing an online game and trying to convert his opponents to Christianity), and one to write a movie script for "the black James Bond".
  • Berserk Button: Repreatedly hits slowbeef's, with his ignorance of how computers actually work.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His actions and attempted kickstarters are bizarre, to say the least.
  • Insane Troll Logic: It's safe to say that merely introducing a kickstarter for a 4-dimensional operating system is the least nonsensical thing he's rambled about.

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