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This is the Characters sheet for the six co-founders of Rooster Teeth Productions, who originally founded the company under the website, DrunkGamers.com. They've worked on their company's productions to varying degrees since their founding in 2004.

One of the people listed below, Geoff Ramsey, also runs the company's Achievement Hunter division.


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    Michael "Burnie" Burns 

Michael "Burnie" Burns

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The former CEO of the company, Burnie heads most of the productions that aren't related to Achievement Hunter. He penned most of Red vs. Blue (before passing the baton off to Miles) and co-directs with Matt, while providing the voice for Leonard Church and Lopez. He's also the voice of Taiyang Xiao Long in RWBY, and was a competitor in Season 28 of The Amazing Race.
  • Badass Bookworm: May come from having a dad who was a physicist (and a priest.) He may just seem like a smart guy, but he punched out a horse with one punch.
  • Badass Labcoat: In "Immersion", as he's "playing" a scientist or at least research leader.
  • Bad Boss: Played for Laughs in the Rooster Teeth Shorts and The Gauntlet. According to Geoff, he really was in the early days of the company.
  • Berserk Button: Not a fan of animal cruelty.
    • In a more comical example, any time Gus brings up iPhones or digital media on the podcast, things can quickly turn ugly.
  • Big Brother Bully: His brother was one, at least according to many of the stories he's told that have became Animated Adventures.
  • Big Eater: He jokes about this frequently, and has admitted that he basically eats whatever is in front of him, even when full.
  • Do Not Try This at Home: His and Gus' advice about the anarchist's cookbook. They're dead-serious about it, too. Many recipes have been badly edited to the point that many people have died BEFORE testing their stuff. To clarify, this is a book about making bombs.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Admits that he has trouble keeping mum about projects in development and that he tries to give Ashley Christmas presents the moment he buys them.
  • Cavemen vs. Astronauts Debate: Frequently gets into these with Gavin or Gus on the podcast, and frequently to the point of shouting. Barbara has noted that Burnie and Gavin often argue vociferously about two different arguments simultaneously.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Somewhat in the Immersion videos, with Gus (and sometimes Micheal and Geoff) often playing the straight man. Whether or not this is scripted or actually how he acts on occasion is up to debate. It's notable that this trait doesn't really seem to show up elsewhere however.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Admits to this after Joel calls him a bad driver.
  • Formerly Fat: He's lost a fair amount of weight since the beginning of Rooster Teeth. However, his animated incarnation still shows him as chubby.
  • Got Me Doing It: One instance, he's talking about Gus and his newfound love for flight sims. He ends up saying "But, before you take off on this..." and Barbara catches it, leading him to meekly and embarrassingly say "Yay..."
  • Heel Realization: During a segment of Screw Attack's The Worst EVER on Bosses, Geoff tells the story of how he was called in to join in with something with Microsoft. Turns out Burnie and Matt were drunk off their rocker, didn't want to look stupid and brought Geoff in to screw with him. To make matters worse, Burnie went and stuck his big toe into Geoff's burrito, forcing him to throw it away. Geoff's more than certain that that moment was where Burnie realized he was a Bad Boss and promoted Matt to be CEO.
  • Hidden Depths: Occasionally pulls out some hefty knowledge in a surprising area (like medical chemistry or house construction), owing from one of his prior jobs or something he studied in university.
  • The Hyena: Often with Gavin.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Don't insult Joe the Cat.
  • One Steve Limit: Burnie is the owner of www.Burnie.com and has been approached by the city of Burnie, Tasmania to relinquish access to it. He's not particularly inclined to hand it over, however.
    • Ironically, his "first" name came around from the fact that there were so many Michaels in his class.
  • One-Hit KO: Delivered this to a horse.
  • Papa Wolf: To his kids, and even to Joe the Cat.
    • To the staff themselves, especially the younger ones. He's acknowledged that, having interacted with Barbara since she was 15 via the community site, he's very protective of her, especially when she was first hired.
  • Perma-Stubble: To the point that if he's clean shaven, it must be old footage (either early in the company or before he founded it).
  • Repetitive Name: Caused by him going by the nickname based on his surname.
  • Raised Catholic: He mentions quite often that his dad was a priest before he was born. Nowadays he doesn't seem that devout, if at all, but he admits that he would struggle to throw away a Bible if asked to.
  • Self-Deprecation
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches. His antics in the Rooster Teeth Shorts are often spurned by him stealing someone's sandwich, and the office tour on the Rooster Teeth DVD has a Excuse Plot of Burnie about to give a tour only to collapse for lack of sandwiches.
  • Troll: He tried to be this during Michael and Lindsay's wedding, hoping that Gavin's ridiculous ringtone would interrupt the vows and trying to trick Monty into eating the wedding cake before the couple did. Gavin's panicking over his phone foiled the ringtone and Monty's wife catching him saved the cake.
  • Too Dumb to Live: As a kid, as summed up in this video here, he describes himself as falling into this. Not so much nowadays but he was damned lucky- and he admits it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He doesn't seem to get along well with horses. Not only did he once have to punch one, as noted above, but another time one got loose and started chewing on his car, leaving bite marks all over the metal.

    Matt Hullum 

Matt Hullum

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The current CEO of Rooster Teeth. One of Joel's college friends, the two went on to collaborate on several projects and Matt met Burnie through Joel. Along with Burnie, he helped to produce the first four seasons of Red vs. Blue and also worked on visual effects during Blood Gulch Chronicles and Reconstruction. Also directed the series along with Burnie, and helped Monty with the effects. Most importantly, he voices Sarge and Doc.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Matt's not immune to these moments either. In one Animated Adventure, two standout examples are him deciding to buy 30 strangers dinner spontaneously and nearly getting kicked out of a bar for telling the (female) bartender "Nice tie, did you get it for Father's Day?".
  • Bad Boss: Played for Laughs. During a special recap he gets ambushed by JJ and goes "you guys know I can fire you, right?" in order to get out of it. In real life he's a reasonable guy- not this trope, as a few stupid people claim.
  • Hidden Depths: Nobody expected him to break out a guitar and sing Hallelujah to wrap up Extra Life 2016, and fairly well too.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He is described as being "the closest Rooster Teeth has to actual voice acting", in terms of its regular staff at least. There are now voice actors in a lot of their productions, but at the time most voices were done by him (he still voices a lot of characters, though, the most prominent of which are Sarge, Doc, O'Malley and Wyoming).
  • Nice Guy: Often claimed to be the nicest of the original 6 founders, and a good contender for least asshole-ish person in the company. Fittingly, he played the part of Jesus during one RT Holiday music video.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Rooster Teeth Shorts... mostly.
  • Out of Focus: Due to his busy workload behind the scenes, he's rarely on-screen but does show up in live action videos from time to time, and also cameos in RT's animated series (aside from RWBY, where the crew wants to give him a significant role).
  • The Perfectionist: A nice version. Gus and Burnie describe Matt's direction style as someone who will continue to do takes past a "perfect" one, because it's possible to be better than "perfect". In their opinion, the thoroughness pays off.
  • Precision F-Strike: If he swears, you've probably done something mind blowing (either in a stupid way or hilarious way).
  • The Smart Guy: A role he used to share with Gus. Gus is best at the technology stuff, but Matt was the go-to guy for visual effects until Monty Oum joined the team. Nowadays he sticks to directing with Burnie, and also works with Monty on the visual effects (though he supervises for the most part).
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Switches from speaking in a really smart way, to randomly swearing from time to time.
  • The Stoic: While he smiles quite a bit, he's a very serious person.

    Geoff Lazer Ramsey 

Geoffrey Lazer "Geoff" Ramsey (born Geoffrey Fink)

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The leader and co-founder of Achievement Hunter, as well as the group's Team Gents, and the voice of Grif in Red vs. Blue. These days, he doesn't like to appear in anything that isn't either Achievement Hunter or voice acting related. In February 2017 Geoff announced he would be taking a sabbatical of unknown length, which turned out to last for about a year. He was still appearing on Heroes and Halfwits however.
  • Adult Fear: Geoff has an adorable little girl, Millie, which ends up skewing his view of games when they involve kids. He's admitted to not finishing Dead Rising 2 and when he saw the Announcement Trailer for Dead Island, he stopped the video 15 seconds in and went to Google who created the game, ready to give them a piece of his mind.
  • Ain't No Rule: Not as often as Ryan, but he does this from time to time in Let's Play Minecraft, especially considering he makes the rules most of the time and it lets him pick out loopholes. In the first part of King Ryan, he points out to Gavin that the rules state that they can't kill each other in the palace... but that doesn't say anything about stealing the Iron Ore that Gavin was smelting.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Played for Laughs during some short vids with Jack, where he'll do nothing but make odd, somewhat confused faces into the camera.
  • Adorkable: When his daughter Millie is around.
    • Also showed signs of this when he first rode horses in Minecraft.
  • Amusing Injuries: When he gets hurt, it's mostly hilarious as he normally isn't too badly hurt.
  • The Alcoholic: Averted, but joked about, such as toward the end of the Game Fails announcement. He used to drink a lot more though in the earlier days of Rooster Teeth, to the point that whiskey is associated with him to this day.
    • He gave up drinking completely in mid-2017 after voicing concern that it was getting away from him.
  • Arc Villain: Invoked for episodes 15, 16 and 17 of Let's Play Minecraft. He grew sick of his work as the Game Master, so he decided to be the challenge for the crew. To that end, he stole the Tower of Pimps, barricaded himself in a floating continent and turned into an Implacable Man Hero Killer.
    • The Bad Guy Wins: Not that he's a villain per se. Only in the sense that he's an antagonist. Nevertheless, he still succeeded in stacking the Tower of Pimps for himself by the end of episode 17.
  • Author Appeal: In Fails of the Weak, his favorite fails are "dick bounces", i.e. grenades getting bounced off of a player's crotch into other players.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted completely. Of the main six, Geoff is usually the butt of everyone's jokes (when it doesn't apply to Gavin) and tends to be The Load or be dead last in competitions, so much so that GAVIN tends to do better in their competitions. The only saving grace is that he's still better than Lindsay.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: His middle name is Lazer, though he legally changed it as a joke. He was initially changing his last name to match his stepfather's, but found out that it actually didn't cost extra to change one's other names.
  • Badass Beard: Averted. His hobo beard really didn't look that great, and unfortunately it came back.
    • Badass Mustache: He's rocked a fantastic handlebar (seen in the above image) that looked ever so slightly like it just time jumped out of the Civil War. It's worked out much better for him than the beard, but as mentioned above, he's decided to go back to the beard.
  • Bad Boss: Played for Laughs among the Achievement Hunter crew.
  • Batman Gambit: When Gavin stole from him again in Let's Play Minecraft episode 9, Geoff knew that Gavin, the kleptomaniac troll that he is, would steal from him again, so he took the fourth and final gold block from his chest and left some token armor pieces in it. Gavin fell for it, and Geoff finished making his Tower of Pimps, winning the round.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 13, when he hid the Tower of Pimps away from Achievement City, Geoff made nine different tower decoys to throw them off (i.e. one glass block tower, one diamond block tower, five yellow wool block towers).
    • Call-Back: Gavin once made a gigantic tower of sand blocks to get him onto a tree. Geoff left it in for episode 13.
  • Berserk Button: Whenever someone messes up something that Geoff has put hard work into, he will make them pay for it. Just ask Gavin.
  • The Big Guy: Though eventually he moved up to...
  • Blatant Lies: This video, talking about the team's poor run in the Taken King expansion of Destiny pins the blame squarely on Jeremy for it, when it was all Geoff's fault. Played for Laughs, though.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: There have been a number of times (usually involving Gavin) where Geoff almost shit his pants in the middle of recording.
  • Bumbling Dad: When he tells stories involving parenting his daughter, it usually ends up with her getting the better of him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seriously, he probably gets hurt the most out of everybody on the team.
    • There's also the Minecraft mod Sky Factory. In short order, he: loses two trees he planted that Jeremy decided to cut down after Geoff calls them "national monuments", then (partially) loses the replacement trees he planted to Michael's Muchdew, then Ryan accidently dumps liquid ender (a fluid that teleports anything it touches) on Geoff (who promptly winds up over a bottomless pit and falls off the world. The guys also keep on unintentionally killing his chickens and messing up his farm and he sometimes throws his chicken eggs instead of placing them. While the others occasionally suffer some misfortune, if something unpleasant happens, expect it to happen to Geoff. His status as this is further solidified when most of the community's weekly highlight videos contain at least one "Geoff getting screwed in Sky Factory" moment. It got so bad that as of episode 36 of Sky Factory, Geoff decided to leave and start his life far away from the other guys. And then Jeremy finds him in the next episode by flying the his pet dragon, one of the very creatures that made him want to leave in the first place, to Geoff's location.
    • Taken up a notch for their Grand Theft Auto V let's plays. Particularly Cunning Stunts, where in he never wins a set, which even Gavin has done. Either he gets spun out by the others, he crashes into a wall, or he goes flying over the railings, or, in cases with the Rocket Voltic, boosts into the ground and explodes
    • In their minigolf videos, he's Ryan's favorite target for bipping him off course, costing him valuable strokes. It's gotten to the point where they have a facecam on him when they play minigolf, just for his reactions.
  • Captain Crash: "Things to do in GTA V - Hungry Hungry Choppers" revealed why Geoff doesn't fly the Cargobob as he ends up dunking four of them into the ocean.
  • Captain Obvious: In "The Hidden", he noticed the invisible Knife Nut moving a small box. Geoff yelled out "He's over by a box!", in a room filled with boxes. Ray even addresses it.
  • Can't Catch Up: In the early Let's Play Minecraft episodes, Michael was still getting used to the game, Jack was a weak performer, and despite Gavin's familiarity with the game, his trolling made it impossible for him to win. Geoff's only consistent competition was Ray, and even then Geoff was not that far behind him in Tower of Pimps wins (Geoff and Michael once tied for three for the longest time). Since then, however, Michael and Jack Took a Level in Badass, Gavin is often a Spanner in the Works who fails narrowly, Ray remains first and is still a strong competitor, and to make matters worse, Ryan has proven to be a badass on par with Ray or Michael. It also doesn't help his case that he tends to work as the Game Master or the cameraman, so he's not as acclimated to the courses as Michael and Jack.
    • It also applies to HORSE as well. In the first 4 HORSE episodes, Geoff beat Jack every time. After that, though, Geoff lost to Jack consistently. He has only won like twice against Jack since then and both times were PIG. This even applies to other competitors and Trials as well. If Geoff wins a HORSE episode, expect there to be thousands of comments expressing shock.
    • It also doesn't help that he helps make many of the Minecraft challenges which means he cannot participate in any challenge where knowing details in advance would give him an advantage.
    • Averted as of late. Geoff has gotten been doing a lot better in the Lets Plays. While he still doesn't compete all the time, he has won the Tower twice in the past few months which is more than he has one in over a year He has also come close to winning a couple of Minecraft Lets Plays, most notably, King Ray which he only lost due to an Honor Before Reason moment. He has also started to do better in a lot more games, including the Sochi Olympics which he took 3rd in. He even managed to sweep Jack in an episode of HUNT, which is something he was never able to accomplish in HORSE.
    • Played straight in VS, where Geoff easily trails the rest of the guys in win-loss percentages. Even Lindsay, who joined VS a year into its run, was able to overtake him in victories within the span of a few months. By the time of the third cycle, he decided to take himself out of competition, though a lot of this was also due to them adding Matt and Jeremy to the roster.
    • Also played straight in their Grand Theft Auto V videos, especially Cunning Stunts where even GAVIN has won an entire set (multiple times in fact). Geoff either finishes in last place or does not finish. The only saving grace for him is that sometimes they play with Lindsay who, as Michael put it, "makes Geoff look good".
  • Catch-Phrase: "...as dicks." This is both good and bad. There is no rhyme or reason. There is only dicks. For instance, he has used both "fun as dicks" and "boring as dicks" in the same video. There's even a compilation.
    • "WHAT HAPPENED?! WHAT HAPPENED?!" Usually when things don't go his way.
    • "OH GEOFF!" Whenever he screws up.
    • "...wish it was on Xbox." Whenever he experiences a good game that is not on his console of choice.
    • "That's the funniest thing I've seen/done in my life!" Usually after a fit of being The Hyena, with a handful of variations.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Has exhibited various flashes of this in games that require patience and investigation, such as their Let's Plays in The Ship where he's killing anyone he can find, even when it puts him way far behind in score, or in "Trouble In Terrorist Town" where he even killed the ''other two traitors, who were on his team." This is best explained by what he said in The Ship:
    Geoff: I'll kill anyone, I don't give a fuck!
  • Comedic Sociopathy: When asked if he ever regrets his moments of Super Dickery or Comedic Sociopathy, he says "I don't think honesty is a good way to answer it."
  • Commonality Connection:
  • Crazy-Prepared: He registered the YouTube channel "Let's Play" back in 2006, seven years before he started to use it.
  • Crying Wolf: A Running Gag in the GMod Murder! videos is that Geoff immediately becomes paranoid of everyone else, and will often call out the first person he sees as the murderer without any proof whatsoever. It gets to the point where, whenever Geoff makes a knee-jerk accusation, the rest of the crew will swiftly take the other person's side and call out Geoff as a more likely murderer instead. Even at times where Geoff turns out to be Right for the Wrong Reasons in pointing out the real villain, the other players will usually acknowledge this in an apathetic fashion.
    (Following a round where Geoff correctly identified Jeremy as the killer before getting taken out with no one noticing)
    Michael: What I really liked was when Geoff was like, "Quebec! Quebec's the killer!" And then Jeremy immediately killed him as Quebec, and then you guys laughed at Geoff for, like, two minutes.
  • Cut a Slice, Take the Rest: One RT Short titled "Cooking With Geoff" had Geoff teach viewers how to make cornbread that would get them drunk. After putting the cornbread in the pan, he instructs to pour a tiny bit of whiskey into a measuring cup... then promptly starts drinking from the bottle itself.
  • Death Glare: It's heavily implied he flashed such a look when Gavin forgot to record the first ten minutes of "Let's Play Trials Evolution - DLC".
  • Did Not Think This Through: It's obvious that, by episode 12 of "GO!", that his idea of a pizza party for everyone who reaches five wins is going to be a painful one - for his wallet.
  • Dirty Coward: In games like Trouble in Terrorist Town or Dead by Daylight, Geoff is known to do things like shout out "I'M NOT THE KILLER!" or abandon allies in their time of need. They do get back at him, though.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Assaulting Gavin for killing him in Minecraft, even if he is a troll overall.
    • Also taunted teachers with the knowledge that he knew of the "Anarchist's Cookbook", by reciting a recipe as to how to make napalm. Thankfully he has grown out of this.
    • Punched Gavin in the stomach for winning the Tower of Pimps... completely legitimately, too.
  • Do Not Try This at Home: See Too Dumb to Live. Also gave a comment of the same sort about his bet that he could earn 10,000 gamerscore in one week, as he was exhausted and wanted nothing but some fresh air.
  • Doting Parent: Despite his goofy, semi-alcoholic persona (at least before his sabbatical), he absolutely adores his daughter Millie, and is extremely protective of her. It's even theorized that his sabbatical was partially caused by Millie's casual jokes that she and Geoff were growing apart.
  • Dull Surprise: During some episodes of the Weekly Update, his portions can consist of mostly staring slackly and saying "Uuuuuhhhh..." into the camera. Inverted in episode 93 of Let's Play Minecraft. Geoff reacts relatively calmly when Ryan drops out of the sky then later pops up from the ground beneath him (in ham-handed attempts to steal from the store). It isn't until Ryan just walks up to the store as a customer that Geoff gets startled.
  • Epic Fail:
    • He is unbelievably atrocious in Ultra Mini Golf Part 2. Cataloging his fuck ups would take up most of the page, but suffice to say, at the end of episode three, he is now 61 over par.
      • This has eventually reached a point with golf games in general that they've wisely started setting up a "Geoff Cam" to capture his freak outs when he inevitably screws himself over.
    • In Armageddon Episode 2, he was just about to punch Michael's worm off a cliff, but jumped over him by mistake, fell off the cliff and hit a tree. In the same game, he brought up a bazooka that would launch a homing missile, but he shot himself.
    • In "The Hidden", Geoff gets sliced by Jack, who's invisible, so Geoff's response is to run into wall and shoot blindly at the wall, when Jack was right behind him.
    • At the very end of Worms Revolution, it was Geoff vs Michael each with one worm left. What does Geoff do on his turn? He manages to shoot himself with a missile and gives Michael the win.
    • Let's Play Minecraft episode 4, Geoff gets a bucketload of wood for tools, so he uses it.... to make sticks. The guys, namely Gavin, Ray and Michael, make sure to keep him from living it down.
      Geoff: "Where did I...? What happened to my wood? Oh, I made a billion sticks. Fuckin'... This is my idea! How did I fuck that up?"
      Gavin: "It's like you've blown your own mind with how stupid you were."
      Ray: "Dude, I got sixteen sticks!"
      Geoff: "How did I - how did I lo-"
      Michael: "Are you serious? You still can't grasp this? You can watch the video."
      Ray: "I can't wait to see the sixteen sticks in his inventory and he's like What the fuck?!"
    • In Ender Pearl Race, he was the first to mine the Tower of Pimps. As he looked up, he accidentally fell into the water, threw an ender pearl at a ramp.... and teleported in lava. He did it a second time too, though fortunately he didn't have the Tower this time.
      Michael: Well, there goes the Tower!
    • In the "Things to Do in Grand Theft Auto V - Skee Ball", he's the only one who doesn't get any points, and he's the guy who made it!
    • Back in 2013 Geoff established a King game in Minecraft (and one time in GTA) , wherein everyone must compete in a set of challenges as ordered by the "King", the winner of the game gets to be the "King" in the next game (basically, the last "King" gives his throne to the next "King"). Geoff was the first king... and has yet to win his throne back.
  • Fat and Skinny: With Jack in Achievement Hunter, though downplayed as Jack's weight has gone down and Geoff isn't really that skinny.
    • The fat to Caleb's skinny, relatively speaking.
  • Gasshole: He has a tendency to fart a lot during videos, so he decides to take his farts out on Gavin or the rest of the office if they anger him enough. During the Let's Roll of "House on Haunted Hill", he let one rip so bad that three people were forced to flee the room in search of fresh air.
  • Genre Savvy: During Let's Play Minecraft episode 25, the guys were following Gavin's instructions to meet up with him. He was mining two blocks behind Jack, in case Jack fell to his death. He was right.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 30, Gavin tries to get Geoff to "walk to the back wall". Geoff's response is a blunt "No". When Gavin asks why, Geoff says "'Cause I'm not a fucking moron."
  • The GM Is A Cheating Bastard: Rare non role playing version. His role in episodes 15 to 17 of Let's Play Minecraft basically involved him setting himself up with as unfair an advantage as possible, loading himself with lava buckets and arrows galore, as well as putting himself in a miniature floating continent.
    • Less so than it may seem, actually. It should be stated that Gavin, Jack, Ray, and Michael had several opportunities to win that would have ended in at least taking the tower away from Geoff (Geoff accidentally falling off his tower; finding the mark for a hidden supply of diamond tools; Gavin suiting up and hiding to kill Geoff at the last second; etc.). They just couldn't follow through.
    • Actually the game was heavily tipped in Geoff's favor. The hidden supply of tools was not hidden right behind the out of place cobblestone. It was hidden three blocks over to the right behind a seemingly normal block of dirt. Gavin would not have been able to kill Geoff as well because all he had was an iron sword and Geoff had all diamond. Lastly, Geoff's fall from the tower was completely unplanned which meant that the game was intentionally rigged.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Whenever his young daughter's part of a video, he avoids profanity totally and sometimes resorts to this when he would normally curse.
  • Griefer: Watch him play New Super Mario Bros. U and place blocks in everyone's way while laughing manically.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • To Jack or Gus, depending on the video. In the "Headlight Fluid" Animated Adventure, he and Gus are jokingly labeled "Best Couple". With Jack their relationship goes more in a Vitriolic Best Buds route, with Geoff joking that the stress from HORSE has caused them to "sleep in separate beds now".
    • Also with Gavin since he lived at his house for a few years, helped him plan most of the Minecraft builds for the first several episodes into the series, and if Geoff does co-op videos with one other person, it's almost always with Gavin (he's also done some co-op videos with Ryan, filling in for Nice Dynamite in Play Pals on occasion). He and Griffon have outright said in public that they consider him part of the family.
  • Hidden Depths
    • Geoff has sometimes shown himself to be a huge comic book fan, as shown during their X-Men Arcade playthrough, in which he references several well known Wolverine plots and makes the odd Shout-Out to his various Pre Ass Kicking One Liners.
    • He's also well-read in classic literature. Between Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen and Disney's Frozen, Geoff has expressed a strong preference for the former (though he can get a little harsh about it at times). He also immediately knew that Henry David Thoreau was the author of Walden in a Wheel of Fortune Let's Play.
    • In general, when it comes to trivia games that require a foundation of basic knowledge of historical figures or events, Geoff is likely to be one of the first ones to know the answer, and will often get annoyed with the rest of Achievement Hunter for not knowing these things. Emphasized at points in the Jeopardy! playthrough, where, for example, Geoff became annoyed that the guys briefly struggled in identifying the hallmarks of Jackson Pollock's paintings.
    • While Happy Hour may seem like a simple show, the RTX panel showed that he (along with Griffon and Gavin) actually do put a lot of thought into it and their philosophy of "If it makes good footage."
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Ender Pearl Race, the lava pool he falls into twice? The "Hop 'Til You Drop" obstacle course he made. Also counts as a Chekhov's Gun and Chekhov's Boomerang.
    • He does it again in VS. Episode 58, not only getting the block and counter buttons reversed while playing Dead or Alive 5, but choosing a character whose combat style is way off the norm.
  • Hypocrite: During Part III of Achievement Hunter's first Assassin's Creed Let's Play, Geoff(who at the time is losing badly to Jack and Gavin, and just barely keeping level with Michael) becomes quite sour, saying that the points don't matter and actively mocking Gavin when he tries to explain that they count towards the private leaderboard. However, when Jack and Michael proceed to easily kill him a few seconds later, Geoff makes fun of them for only getting a few points from it.
    • He once made fun of Jack for never winning a King game in one of their Minecraft let's plays. Jack immediately points out that he did win the GTA king that Geoff set up and the others side with Jack by pointing out that Geoff never won a King game either. Ultimately, the joke was on Geoff as Jack would win a King game in the Minecraft mod Sky Factory (which was also the 300th episode), whilst Geoff has yet to win.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He has a go at Jack for having a beard that's too long, but at one time Geoff had a beard of his own that wasn't exactly the tidiest. Thankfully, he shaved it off and went for a mustache.
  • The Hyena: Has led to his laugh being called a cure for all things horrible.
    • His audio in Let's Play Forza Motorsport 4 (which was taken down, but others reuploded the video) contains almost no real words and is almost entirely him laughing.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: After watching Titanic!
  • Insane Troll Logic: On more then one occasion Geoff has brought up his status as "The Boss of Achievement Hunter" to keep someone from fucking him over when playing a game. This tactic fails every time he tries it.
  • It Amused Me: After Gavin and Michael find him, Geoff decides to barricade his hideout with TNT, laughing his ass off as: Gavin burns himself upon igniting the TNT; Ray freaks out at Geoff's decision; and Ray gets killed as the TNT explodes. He's laughing so hard that it allows Michael to kill him not too long after. His reason for it was "entertainment".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Subverted, seeing as more often than not the "Jerk" part is Played for Laughs.
    • He's shown to be ecstatic that gay marriage was legalized in the United States in 2015.
    • He bought his employee Michael Jones $150 worth of Grand Theft Auto V money so that Michael could get an in-game gold luxury jet for his birthday.
    • He not only adores his wife and daughter, but will often come through for his employees.
  • Laughing Mad: During Halo: Reach Fails of the Weak, he spends at least three quarters of the time laughing his ass off, and the other quarter expressing disbelief at what just happened. See It Amused Me as well.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 17, after winning the Tower of Pimps and taking it from Ray, he (naturally) bragged about it. Ray won it back in episodes 19 and 20.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, after indirectly killing Ray and losing the round for shits and giggles, Geoff gets major lag issues after he respawns, delaying him from watching the rest of the game until the very end.
    • After taking the Tower of Pimps from Gavin and taunting everybody by sneezing into it (it was cleaned, don't worry), Ray wins in the subsequent episode and takes the Tower from Geoff again.
    • In Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV Races, he gives up the third race and decides to be a troll, ramming Gavin and causing him to lose first place. Later on, he rams Ray, causing him to lose third place. Ray responds by shooting at Geoff as he comes back around, nailing him perfectly and killing him.
  • Manly Tears: In Happy Hour #28, we see Geoff at his Manly Teariest as he attempts to explain to Griffin what set him off with watching Titanic (1997).
  • Mark of Shame: After his and Millie's team of kid gamers lose to the Achievement Hunter crew in Schooled, Geoff has a tattoo of Gavin's nose on his left shin with the phrase "Loser" on it.
  • Never My Fault: If he's doing badly at a game he often blames the controller or the game for it, such as in 3D Ultra Mini Golf when he blames his controller when he barely taps the ball, instead of admitting he was taking his finger off too soon.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted. A large number of videos feature Geoff talking about how he has to use the bathroom.
  • No Indoor Voice: Frequently happens in Achievement Hunter videos, where the other Hunters will complain that he's too loud and/or ask him to back off the mic.
    "You can't turn this down!"
  • Not So Above It All: Hates Pokémon with a passion. Still plays Pokémon GO with the rest of the company, though the Let's Play Minecraft episode "Triathalon" reveals that Geoff hasn't played it much after the initial pop.
  • Papa Wolf: Extends to being completely unable to deal with little girls in sad or upsetting situations. Watch him freak out at the Dead Island trailer.
  • Paper Tiger: He acts tough, and to be fair, he is tough. But besides Gavin, when the AH crew plays horror based games he usually starts slightly unnerved and then proceeds to be the most terrified by the time the video's over.
  • Potty Failure: Over the course of a year, he shit his pants twice. And another time, Gavin, trying, and failing miserably, to play a baseball game with him got him so close to it that he thought he did and had to leave right before the end to check.
    • Though Gavin beat his record, as discussed in Let's Play Titanfall part. He beat Geoff's record three times over over the course of 24 hours.
  • Porn Stache: At times, he shaves his beard and lets a mustache grow out instead, bordering on this at its longest.
  • Retired Badass: Of all the staff members, he actually served in the military. And he's still a pretty good shot.
  • Running Gag: Geoff has quite a bit of trouble getting the others to shut up and pay attention to the the rules at the start of each Minecraft episode, the point where he frequently gives the reigns over to a co-GM or jokingly threatens to fire people.
    • He also seems to chronically have trouble finding coal compared to the others and will express irritation when someone inevitably brags how much they have in excess.
    • Let's not even get started on the trouble that he has with lava.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Geoff utterly freaks out during the Survivors Beta 3 Let's Play.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Normally, but he goes out of his way to defy this trope when he's with his daughter, as some viewers pointed out during some of their father-daughter Achievement Hunter commentary.
  • Sore Loser: In Minecraft, he has a tendency to get annoyed if he gets undermined. Case in point, episode 23 when he punches Gavin in the gut for winning.
    • After Ray once again takes the Tower of Pimps back from Geoff, he slaps around Ray's toys in protest.
    • Completely averted in Black Ops 2 Part 2. Geoff even says he is cheering for Ray(despite the fact that Ray is an enemy) and when Ray does it, Geoff is one of the first to congratulate him.
    • Geoff has really been averting this as of late. There were several times that he came extremely close to winning and he has not become upset that he lost. Take King Ray, for example, where he ultimately screws himself out of a win by honoring his earlier deal with Michael and telling him that he found diamond, even though Michael can easily kill him. Despite the fact that he came so close to winning the Tower for the first time in months, he did not seem upset at all that he lost and even said that he had no regrets.
    • Came back in full force in his match with Jack in Week One of the Achievement Hunter Hockey League tournament where Geoff gets really angry as he's scored against and, when he loses, accidentally breaks his controller.
  • Stationary Boss: Let's Play Minecraft episodes 15 - 17 have him hiding in a Sky Fortress, protecting the Tower of Pimps. He pours lava all over the fortress and fires arrows to keep Gavin, Ray and Michael away.
    • Subverted; he actually fell off the fortress, allowing Ray to take the tower, so he was forced to fight on foot. It succeeded.
  • Stealth Expert: Calls himself one. Can't live up to it, though.
  • Sweet Tooth: After he gave up drinking, he seems to have a developed a penchant for sweets, especially Laffy Taffy, popsicles, and Diet Coke.
  • Tempting Fate: "Aw, fuck. Where am I gonna land?" Turned out to be lava.
  • The Stoic: Weirdly enough, he has started to fall into this when Gavin burns something down; this is possibly a sign he's become fed up with it or just gotten used to it.
    • Subverted. He still freaks out when his shit gets lit on fire without warning, like the library in Let's Play Minecraft episode 26.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally, but usually in Minecraft, such as when he says, "Things are not going well for Geoff."
    Gavin: "It's possible that Geoff forgot what he had already done and put two [towers of glass]."
    Geoff: "Nah, nah, Geoff had a lot of resources."
  • Too Dumb to Live: A variation during military school that the Darwin Awards would dub "survivor at risk". He tried huffing gas when he was told to siphon gas out of several lawnmowers, with the result that he went to hospital.
    • In episode 29 of Let's Play Minecraft, he deliberately barricades the front of their cave with TNT... which Gavin promptly sets on fire and detonates, with the result that Ray dies and he gets beaten to death by Michael while laughing.
  • Tranquil Fury: Double Subverted in episode 9 of Let's Play Minecraft; when Gavin kills him and steals his six gold blocks, Geoff starts beating him up in real life - and not just tackling him to the ground; actually punching him to the point where it can be heard over the microphone. After this, while still very pissed off, Geoff rarely says a word until after he wins the round.
  • Troll: Trust us. He has his moments.
    • During Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, Ray tries to ride a mine-cart to the arena. Geoff deliberately gets in his way several times over, forcing Ray's cart back repeatedly. Later in the same episode, he puts a load of TNT in front of Ray when they're cornered by Gavin, which gets him killed.
    • Let's Play Minecraft episode 30. When Jack kills a Spider, Geoff comes over to steal an experience point that Jack would've gotten instead.
    • As the Game Master in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, he was the camera man, so he could fly around the map. He used it to scare Jack.
    • As the Game Master again in episode 41, he uses sprint to get to an area. When he happened to use sprint on the air in front of Gavin, the latter understandably didn't like the Jump Scare.
    • Geoff was given the gamepad for the New Super Mario Bros. U Let's Play. He immediately used his block-spawning powers to actively hinder the team for the entire game. All while insisting that he's "just trying to help."
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 47, he turned on invisibility and spent half the game haunting the players, spawning gravel, flint and chickens behind Jack, Ray and Michael.
    • In GTA IV Races, during the last couple races, Geoff quickly abandons the race and rams into the other players instead.
    • Similarly, in "Let's Play Forza 4: Car Soccer", Geoff starts off as the only player with a Hummer. As such, he simply rams into the Lads' players, destroying their cars and allowing the Gents to win.
    • Let's Play Minecraft episode 99, full stop. Not only did he turn invisible and haunt Gavin and Michael by placing insulting signs behind them, but he became very accustomed to the "Teleport to Me" option...
    • Since AHWU turned into Achievement Hunter's mailbag show, Geoff has shown his willingness to spray anything around the room, regardless of how it smells (see: the fart bombs/sprays/powders) or how hard it makes it to breathe (see: the Febreeze sent in by fans to neutralize the previous).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gus, which carries over to why they play Those Two Guys in Red vs. Blue.
    • Also with Gavin. For all the crap that the two put each other through, Geoff has likened their relationship to having a younger brother or an older kid.
  • Wham Line: He drops a massive one in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37.
    Gavin: (after stacking the tower) "One, two, three, four! Suck my nut!"
    Geoff: "Gavin wins it for Ray by erecting the Tower on Ray's place!"
    Ray: "YES! YES!!"
    Michael: "You FUCKING idiot!"
    Jack: "Goddammit!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Michael gives one to Geoff during their Let's Play of Quiplash when two answers in a row insult Gavin harshly.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Geoff is really afraid of snakes, so when it came to playing Snakes and Ladders he had to have it renamed.

    Gustavo "Gus" Sorola 

Gustavo Raul "Gus" Sorola

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One Gus to rule them all...
The resident computer and technology whiz and the voice of Simmons for Red vs. Blue. The butt of many jokes.
  • The Alcoholic: Right up there with Geoff.
    "I'm already mostly liquor anyway. I've replaced all the water in my body with alcohol."
    • In the Podcast he's mentioned that during a checkup he was told he had one of the healthiest livers the doctor had ever seen and it looked like he hadn't had a drop of alcohol in his life... He then said that "It was the worst thing he could of told me because after that I drank so much I couldn't remember the following week."
    • In early 2016, after an off-hand comment from Geoff, his wife insisted that they go two weeks without alcohol to prove they were not in fact alcoholics. And he succeeded!...He then immediately got himself a drink the minute the clock struck midnight on the fourteenth day.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: There's several hilarious stories of drunk Gus on the podcast. The one moment to rule them all, however, was mega drunk Gus on the 2015 Extra Life stream.
    Miles: Look at me! Gus, look at me! Who are you?
    Drunk!Gus: I am the Cheese Master!
  • Badass Beard: It's treated as such in the shorts, to the point that Burnie steals it in one of them.
  • Badass Bookworm: In Immersion. He turns out to be quite good with a pistol, despite having not even trained with them in earlier life. The entire point of said video was to prove that the average person would have trouble adjusting to weapons they weren't used to. He also trained with shotguns in earlier life.
    • He also proves a reasonably competent gamer, as shown in The Gauntlet.
  • Berserk Button: Gavin always wears his podcast headphones back to front, which always sets Gus off without fail.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Enough that his Animated Adventures avatar was eventually redrawn to include them.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Back when he was effectively the tech guy for Rooster Teeth, the others antagonized him knowing full well he controlled the office's internet connection and everyone's computer usage. Case in point, the "Burnie.com" incident was induced by Geoff and Burnie taking the piss out of his very first website, a Blue Oyster Cult fanpage.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Prone to these during the Podcast, especially when incensed about something.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often when around Barbara and Gavin.
  • Do Wrong, Right: When Gavin goes out of his way to do something stupid and trollish, such as when he gets Gus killed in The Gauntlet even when it's not helpful.
  • Fan Disservice: He ends up shirtless a lot during the shorts, and it is always nightmare inducing. In a perfect display of their signature weirdness, it was announced on the RT Podcast that a sexy pin-up calendar of him was in development.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has a habit of getting quite annoyed (or just interrupting) if he hears stuff that he finds odd or stupid. Lampshaded during the live podcast at RTX when he begs the others to stop leaping on his stories, and they reply that he does it all the time.
  • The Hyena: Often when Gavin does something stupid.
  • Hypocritical Humour: He evicted Joe the Cat because he apparently stank, then started brewing beer on the podcast. Played for Laughs.
    • In general he regularly calls people out for shit that he himself does. Usually played for laughs.
  • Moment Killer: He saw Michael sending a heartwarming tweet to Lindsay, and immediately sent a reply with a walrus shouting "gay".
  • Only Sane Man: On the podcast.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's always drawn frowning in the Animated Adventures.
  • Preacher Man: Okay, he doesn't practice ever, but he got technically ordained online by the Universal Life Church, giving him the authority to marry Geoff and Griffon as well as Jack and Caiti.
  • Pungeon Master: Not as much as Barbara, but it's there.
  • The Smart Guy: Knows his way around science and film production.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Burnie mentions Las Vegas one too many times.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: He's fine with the rest of the Rooster Teeth staff, but he admits that he's rather awkward interacting with people elsewhere.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Can rant about science and production with smart terms while cursing suddenly.
  • Super OCD: He doesn't have full-blown OCD, but he is very... particular about certain things. The crew once drove him crazy by sending him instant messages with quote marks for a week, and for a time Gavin infuriated him by constantly putting his headphones on backwards.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Burnie are very good friends but they insult each other regularly and get into vicious-sounding arguments over tiny things.

    Joel Heyman 

Joel Pearce Heyman

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An actor that used to act in Hollywood before joining the team, he and Matt went to college together and as a result have known each other for some time. You'd know him best as Caboose from Red vs. Blue or an exaggerated version of himself in the shorts.
  • Adorkable: A Cloud Cuckoolander who loves Minecraft and has a large variety of bizarre anecdotes. How can you not love it?
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Giving out Jack's phone number at RTX 2013 might be a good example, and it was quite obvious Joel had drank a bit by that point. It turns out the prank may have been prepared, as Joel switched his sim card so as not to give his REAL number out, but he still chose to do it under the influence.
  • Amusing Injuries: Often in the shorts.
  • Butt-Monkey: Moreso on the podcast than in other times.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He sometimes plays this up for laughs, but other times he says (and does) the weirdest stuff with no warning. Case in point, "If we were people..."
    • A good example of this is when he joins the Achievement Hunter team in Let's Play Minecraft for an episode; the rest of the guys spend their time trying to get the "On A Rail" achievement, while Joel walks far away from the others and starts doing stuff on his own, refusing to tell the others where he is. Whenever the screen cuts to him, he's always doing something completely different, from mining to stacking blocks underneath himself to get up into the sky.
    Jack: "Joel's in the fucking clouds!"
    Joel: (referring to a floating dirt block) "I wanna get to that block."
    (everyone laughs)
    Michael: "The block owes him money."
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Played for Laughs. He jokingly owes a problem that the podcast LP team have to "scheming Republican kittens". Burnie has said that if one of Joel's more serious theories turns out to be true and Joel declares "I was right", Burnie plans to say "yes, but you did not say this would happen", just to kill his mood.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he cameos in the Achievement Hunter series Fails of the Weak, he has his moments of this.
    Jack: "Something's wrong with this Wraith, Joel. Can you tell what it is?"
    Joel: "Uh, it's on fire."note 
    • He also is apparently like this in real life; on the Rooster Teeth podcast, it's stated that when his UPS started beeping and Burnie went over to help out, Joel replied that he didn't want help, he wanted this to last as long as possible.
    • His commentary for the Gauntlet often extends into this, as best shown by Left 4 Dead 2.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His punishment to Gavin for insulting his Halo 2 gametype was to flip Gavin off his chair, then stack that chair and another one on top of him.
    • At RTX 2013, Joel really wanted to sign his name onto the 15ft tall Tower of Pimps replica that Jack had lovingly made. Jack adamantly refused, not wishing for Joel to deface his work for the sake of a Running Gag. In retaliation, a drunk Joel gave out Jack's real phone number during a live podcast (to an audience of 400+) which was also being livestreamed online (to an audience of 4000+). It took a mere ten minutes for Jack's phone to blow up under the sheer volume of text messages and voicemails. And the cherry on the cake? It was all a prank: Joel secretly switched Jack's SIM card for a fake one (with a new number) and gave that one out.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's incredibly calm about that Far Cry 3 video of him running people over with a boat.
  • Genius Ditz: He may be strange, but he's actually pretty well read about economics.
  • Hidden Depths: Unless you follow his twitter, you'd be surprised that he's so focused on economics.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In the shorts he'd often get a scene where he wouldn't be wearing a shirt.
  • Never My Fault: His videos with Adam have him like this for comedic purposes. Whenever something bad happens he will constantly blame Adam, even if Adam had nothing to do with it.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually in his early forties, though you wouldn't be blamed for saying he looks like he's in his early thirties.
  • Out of Focus: Although he's still involved with behind the scenes work, his on-camera appearances have become more limited, save for his acting roles and the occasional On The Spot appearance. He's also very rarely brought up in articles about the company, save for a mention that he's one of the founders.
  • Self-Deprecation: He's not very positive towards himself.
  • Properly Paranoid: During Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Minecraft, he refused to give away his position for fear of Gavin's destructive Trolling methods, and makes every effort to shut up whenever Burnie begins questioning him on the podcast.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not always, but many of his best stories are peppered with curses. Alcohol is usually a factor.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: He does sometimes do this and randomly throws a swearword (or many), often while discussing economics.
  • Squee!: His reaction to meeting Chandler Riggs was this in spades, to the point that they made a Minecraft video together.
  • Troll: He'll occasionally come into the Achievement Hunter office just to mess with them while they're filming.
    • In The Gauntlet, he pops up randomly during an episode introduction to distract Ali, the host.
    • In the livestreamed RTX 2013 podcast, he gave Jack's phone number out. It got bombarded with so many voicemails and text messages that it went dead. It was all a prank: Joel had secretly switched out the SIM card in Jack's phone and gave out the fake number.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: A self-inflicted and very literal version. He and his brother dumped a python in a pool, only to be traumatised when it pooped in the pool.
    • He also has a slightly more justifiable one with panthers, and while the fear isn't exactly crippling you'd have to be a stone-hearted bastard to not understand why.
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    Jason Saldaña 

Jason Saldaña

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The voice actor for Tucker and resident pervert of the RT. It's unknown how he met up with Burnie and the others, but he has been at the company since the beginning. Married in October 2012.
  • Awesome, yet Impractical: His car, if the shorts are to be believed.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: In the shorts.
  • Reclusive Artist: In a way, given he seems to focus more on his band (which does tour and such to make him less reclusive) than RT. His Twitter account is even named after the group.
  • The Sixth Ranger: The odd one out in terms of his audience persona. As in, he doesn't have one: His only acting roles are Tucker and two RT Shorts, he never appears on any of the podcasts, and in fact, the only reasons we even know what he looks like is the aforementioned short and his profile picture on the RT website. Many were surprised Jason decided to appear at RTX 2017. According to the RT Subreddit, it's all just because he doesn't like "office life," nor the bustle of internet fame.

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