- For the Team Four Star Dragonball Characters go here
- Team Four Star Xenoverse Playthroughs
- For the Team Four Star Nuzlocke Characters go here
- Team Four Star Nuzlocke Playthroughs
- For the TFS at the Table Characters go here
- TFS at the Table
Nick 'Lanipator' Landis
- Back from the Dead: He and Kirran are randomly killed by Dumplin and sent to the Fuck Box at the end of The Adventures of Dumplin episode 39. The next episode begins with Taka and Kaiser using the Dragon Balls to bring back Lirran, who immediately defuses into Lani and Kirran.
- Country Matters: Probably his favorite swear word.
- Damn You, Muscle Memory!: At some point in Xenoverse 2, he got messed up with the controls from playing Budokai 2 so much.
- Earlier in The Adventures of Puddin, he botched a mission that had Puddin fight Cooler and Freeza on Namek for the first time because of this. After Freeza had been dealt with, Cooler was preoccupied with fighting Gokū, leaving him wide open to be attacked by Puddin. She was just about to finish him off with the Last Blast, then Lani instead used "The Savior Has Come" by accident.
- Failed a Spot Check: Lani is notorious for overlooking and missing vital pieces of information and basic stuff that the games give the player, leading to many instances of him making it harder than it should be and complaining Guide Dang It! about something he lacked the patience to pay attention to.
- Find Out Next Time: Is usually the one to call out the end of the video with this.
- Happily Married: To his wife Erika.
- Large Ham: He is VERY loud.
- Leeroy Jenkins: This is his usual style for video games, and he refuses to block during fighting games like Budokai 2.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: He is versatile and does a lot of voices for a lot of characters. His Vegeta, Krillin, and Piccolo voices for Dragon Ball Z Abridged are often heard when they play Dragon Ball video games.
- Never Live It Down: In the early days of his Internet fame, his computer burned out and his crowdfunding attempts to pay for some replacement parts this proved far more successful than expected, which inadvertently led to a reputation for being the biggest money-grubbing member of TFS.
- No Indoor Voice: A given considering who he voices in DBZ Abridged. Often lampshaded.
- The TFS streaming couch has a special seat reserved specifically for him simply because its microphone is the only one tuned to his volume.
- Only in It for the Money: He had an undeserved reputation early on in his Internet career for being a greedy money grubber who always looks for opportunities to demand more cash from others. This is occasionally mocked, like in a pre-stream skit in which he falls for an obvious "dollar on a fishing lure" trap and refuses to let go of the dollar even when his arm gets trapped in a door.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He has noted that nowadays, the only people who don't regularly call him "Lani" are his family and his wife.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: All of them have no problem with cursing, but Lani in particular is the most frequent swearer and the one who enjoys it the most.
- Time Stands Still: He has often mentioned that his favorite superpower in video games is time manipulation, especially of this variety.
- Token Evil Teammate: Played for Laughs, though a better term would probably be "More Evil Teammate". Lani, when he is the player, tends to make more evil choices and come up with more unhinged interpretations of their Player Characters. For an example, when Frogurt was invented by Kirran and Grant they were a genuine hero, but when Lani joined, they became a paranoid Knight Templar.
- World Building: He has mentioned that he is a big proponent of establishing lore and backstory for their OCs whenever they make one for Let's Plays.
Kirran 'LordMoonstone' Somerlade
- Back from the Dead: He and Lani are randomly killed by Dumplin and sent to the Fuck Box at the end of The Adventures of Dumplin episode 39. The next episode begins with Taka and Kaiser using the Dragon Balls to bring back Lirran, who immediately defuses into Kirran and Lani.
- Butt-Monkey: Is often the one to flub the nicknaming Couch Gag and embarrass himself in the process.
- Collective Identity: For "TFS Plays BATMAN Telltale", Kirran and Grant are collectively referred to as the "World's Greatest Detective", as in a single detective (not to be confused with a certain two-in-one detective from a franchise Kirran is a fan of), with Batman as their protégé.
- Crutch Character: In episode 15 of "TFS Plays BATMAN Telltale", Kirran is absent and his spot is taken by hbi2k, while Grant takes hold of the controls for the first time when Kirran would normally be the one handling the quick time event gameplay. It soon becomes apparent that Grant is not nearly as skilled as Kirran is in that department, and he ends up getting Batman killed multiple times.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Not really, but when his parents made a bet with each other and his mom called him to ask what childhood shows he'd get tattoos of if he had to, he said his first two picks would be of Barney the Dinosaur and the Power Rangers (which she guessed correctly).
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lani and Grant, the latter of whom he shares an apartment with as well as certain tastes in anime.
- The Hyena: All of them laugh a lot, but Kirran in particular laughs like a hyena.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Played for Laughs. For some of the licensed video game adaptations of anime series like Naruto or One Piece, Kirran will claim to be the "lore-master" despite knowing very little of what he's talking about and pretend to know things about canon that are clearly, hilariously incorrect.Kirran: I will deliver any tutorial. I am the One Piece lore-master.
- Mistaken Identity: A lot of fans who have seen him or met him for the first time have almost always confused him for Taka, due to both of them having long hair and glasses. Which has led the fans and the team itself to make nicknames for him like "Takahata102", "Kirrahata", "Twokahata", and etc.
- In fact in one Team Four Star's panels due to sitting right next to each other, Kirran just steals Taka's microphone and introduces himself as Taka instead.
- Another one in the same Panel, where one of the Con-Goers asks if Taka and Kirran would fight, what would happen. One person in the team (Howard) states that they would probably fuse together to become the Original being they once were, Takahata100.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Inverted. Kirran does have an Internet username (LordMoonstone), but is rarely addressed by it in commentary, and unlike most other Team Four Star members, is probably better known by his real name than his alias. He shares this distinction with Grant.
- Speedrun: Kirran is a known solo speedrunner of various video games on his own time and will sometimes apply his skill and strategies for those to games he plays with TFS, with varying degrees of success.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Kirran has hydrophobia, specifically being unnerved by deep bodies of water. He says that he's fine if you can see the bottom (like a swimming pool), but deeper or murky waters bother him. The guys will occasionally tease him about this, but for the most part they just try to reassure him (as seen in Fallout 4 when they have to go swimming to progress the game).
William Grant 'Master Wuggles/Master WGS' Smith
- The Ace:
- In general, Grant is often considered and/or joked by the audience to be very funny, smart, and handsome, and his resultant popularity has been brought up occasionally.
- When it comes to their Bloodborne/Souls playthroughs, Grant knows the most about the lore of the games and is usually the one to defeat the most difficult bosses. By the end of their Dark Souls 3 playthrough Grant's killed twice as many bosses as both Lani and Kirran.
- Grant plays Super Smash Bros. competitively, and is consistently shown to be one of the best of the couch at playing fighting games, alongside Kirran.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Grant's not really a fan of DBZA's style of comedy, but he has admitted to being amused by some of the jokes in it. For example, he liked the scene in Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan Abridged with a Sissy Fight against Broly using pitifully ineffectual slapping sounds made by KaiserNeko's hands.
- Breakout Character: Was such a popular guest on the TFS Plays videos that he became a full time member and now essentially composes the Face of the Band regarding gaming content alongside Lani and Kirran.
- Butt-Monkey: Every time he tries to roll the dice in their DnD campaign it almost always ends terribly.Grant: If Grant had a character sheet, luck would be 0.
- Catchphrase: "I'm Grant, by the way," in his earlier appearances.
- Caustic Critic: Prior to joining Team Four Star, he had unintentionally gained a reputation for hating everything, and it was only brought to his attention after his So Okay, It's Average reaction to the finale of Jojos Bizarre Adventure Abridged was met with Howard saying that of course Grant hates it. This was due to him being a naysayer who used to criticize new episodes of DBZA on forums in response to the praise they was getting.
- Collective Identity: For "TFS Plays BATMAN Telltale", Grant and Kirran are collectively referred to as the "World's Greatest Detective", as in a single detective, with Batman as their protégé.
- From episode 15 onwards, Kirran is absent and his spot is taken by hbi2k, who becomes "0.27 of the World's Greatest Detective" while Grant remains as half of said detective.
- Critical Dissonance:
- Deadpan Snarker: Most TFS members in general qualify as this to some degree, but Grant's commentary in particular oozes this dryness.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Initially a guest commentator for their Bloodborne streams before joining the team fully.
- Hanlon's Razor: During a Tuesdayhem stream, the audience wanted to vote Grant for the Dirty Dan award because he completely ruined Kirran's strategy during a game of Yu-Gi-Oh! in a previous stream, to which Grant pointed out that the Dirty Dan is supposed to penalize malicious acts of unfairness, whereas his screwing over Kirran was an honest mistake borne from his own ignorance of the game.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lani and Kirran, the latter of whom he shares an apartment with and has similar interests in anime.
- Honorary Uncle: Is considered one of Puddin's "grandfathers" despite not being present for the creation of her father, Dumplin.
- Hype Backlash: Grant is actually not a fan of the comedy in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, despite becoming a member of Team Four Star and being close friends with the show's creators.
- Informed Attractiveness: A Running Gag with him is that he is considered by the audience to be smart and handsome.
- Leeroy Jenkins: During "TFS Plays Legacy of Goku 2", he insists on letting the near-death Piccolo charge into battle against Cyborg Tao whenever they recover the slightest bit of health despite Kirran repeatedly pointing out that it would be smarter to just wait and let Piccolo regenerate a more substantial amount of health before fighting Tao again.
- Level Grinding: The story of why Lakigr's Spearow (later Fearow) is named "Alex" involves Grant in his childhood doing this to a Spearow that a friend named Alex tricked him into taking out of a lousy trade for a much better Pokémon. With enough Level Grinding, Grant's new Pokémon wiped the floor with Alex's team and secured his revenge.
- Nostalgia Filter: Zig-Zagged and played with in "TFS Plays Shadow the Hedgehog". He fully admits that the game is not good, but remembers having been an impressionable youth who thought the game was awesome for its attempts at Rated M for Manly. He also recalls being somewhat of an apologist for the game who's able to appreciate parts of it despite the game being bad, but when they're actually playing the game, it turns out to be much worse than he remembered.
- Only in It for the Money: Joked about in the Abridgimon Movie April Fools video where Devimon (voiced by Grant) decides to join the Four Dark Masters (voiced by Kaiser, Taka, and Lani) while stating that having money was more important than his actual opinion on the productnote .
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Inverted. Grant does have an Internet username (Master Wuggles/Master WGS), but is rarely addressed by it in commentary, and unlike most other Team Four Star members, is probably better known by his real name than his alias. He shares this distinction with Kirran.
- Only Sane Man: Tends to be a bit less insane than Lani and Kirran, though downplayed as he often goes along with their insanity.
- Phrase Catcher: Fuck you, Grant! Lirran says this to him when he keeps asking questions that put Lani and Kirran out of sync. While announcing that Dragon Ball Z Abridged will be put on hiatus, Lani pulls out Grant and blames him for it, claiming to the audience that Grant deleted the scripts, smashed the editing rigs, and broke KaiserNeko's hands for good measure, saying, Fuck you, Grant, before sending him off. Later that week, when Grant shows up for the Hurricane Harvey relief charity stream, the audience quickly fills the chat with Fuck Grant for that reason. They even have an audio clip on the soundboard for this exact phrase (which, for added humor, is said by Grant himself).
- The Reliable One: Comes into play for some of the games they play like Dark Souls, Pokémon, and Hitman (2016). Grant typically knows the most regarding strategies for the games and provides input for whoever tends to be running the controller.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When an audience vote to rename the Spray & Pray in "TFS Plays Fallout 4" chooses "Pecking Order", a DBZA reference, over the second place option, "Ye Not Guilty", which Grant much preferred, he jokingly pretends to get fed up and leave the team.
- The Smart Guy: While the handsome part of his reputation for being "smart and handsome" is subjective, he definitely makes the more intelligent decisions during games.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: In the early parts of the Vampyr playthrough, he ends up struggling for an introductory nickname because Lani just so happened to use the same vampire reference he was going to make.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: In "TFS Plays Fallout 4", after seeing the titular nuclear fallout, Grant is reminded of and recounts an incidentnote in eighth grade when he demonstrated this and was immediately sent to the principal's office for it.
Ben 'hbi2k' Creighton
- Collective Identity: After Kirran leaves the "TFS Plays BATMAN Telltale" series, Ben takes his place. Since Kirran and Grant were referring to themselves as the "two halves of the World's Greatest Detective" taking on Batman as their protégé, Ben ends up being 0.27 of the world's greatest detective in Kirran's absence. By the end of The Enemy Within, he is .69 of the world's greatest detective.
- Deadpan Snarker: Frequently gives this kind of comedy in the commentary.
- Guest-Star Party Member: His initial inclusion in part 15 of "TFS Plays BATMAN Telltale" treated him as this, though he stuck around for the rest of that series while Kirran was absent.
- Old Shame: Throughout his and KaiserNeko's playthrough of No More Heroes, he looks up some old blog posts he made analyzing the game as True Art when he first played it and recites the words of "pretentious 2008 Ben" in a faux-intellectual, sophisticated-sounding manner of speaking.
- Raised Catholic: Sometimes mentions his Catholic upbringing, like when he refers to the symbol on the back of the hospital uniforms in the Hokkaido level of HITMAN as the Eucharistic bread.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: KaiserNeko describes "pretentious 2008 Ben" as this, and his blog posts show that he was trying to invoke this as a way of Feigning Intelligence.
- Sixth Ranger: He doesn't appear as much as the main trio, but he has joined in on numerous Let's Plays enough to count as this.
Scott 'KaiserNeko' FrerichsCo-Writer, Co-Creator and Main Editor of Dragon Ball Z Abridged. He's originally a member of "TFS Plays Classic" Crew alongside Lani, Taka, and Ganxingba. Also he's a part of the Furry Fandom
- Butt-Monkey: Gets a lot of crap from his teammates in the early days. And he alongside Taka where pretty much the unluckiest players when they play Left 4 Dead 2, one particular moment was that he was soaked in Boomer bile AND pounced by a Hunter, almost simultaneously.
- Critical Dissonance: Scott stated in DBcember 2017 that, unlike the majority of Western fans, he believes that the first half of Dragon Ball is the series best as opposed to Dragon Ball Z.
- Deadpan Snarker: Oh so much.
- Embarrassing Nickname: While Scott doesn't mind being called "Kaiser" he has admitted that he regrets adding the "Neko" part of his screen name believing that it was him pandering to meme culture and wishes he could retroactively remove it.
- Happily Married: To his husband, biology instructor Cristopher J. Kirkhoff.
- It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: Due to growing up watching the original Dragon Ball in Japanese, he is more accustomed to using Japanese pronunciations, such as calling Tien, "Tenshinhan" and emphasizing the final vowel in Goku's name (it's supposed to be Gokū).
- Old Shame: Scott is not fond of his old Lupin III abridged series believing that it was mostly just a bunch of memes strung together.
- During the 10th Anniversary Stream of DBZ Abridged, Scott spends almost the entirety of the first season's portion cringing and face palming at how bad he thought everything looked and sounded in hindsight.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Like most TFS members, he is better known by his username than his real name.
- Sixth Ranger: He's usually too busy editing DBZA to join in the games as frequently as the others, but he participates every now and then.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Due to favoring the original Japanese version of Dragon Ball, he exhibits a few examples of these. He's the one who insists on spelling Freeza with two Es and avoids the Funimation spelling with an i. In one of the Episode Breakdowns, he even reveals that he types Krillin's name as Kuririn when writing the script for DBZA despite the name always getting pronounced like in the English dub when they record the lines.
- Straight Gay: He's not very campy himself, but he's Happily Married to Cristopher J. Kirkhoff.
Curtis 'Takahata101' Arnott
One of the leading members of Team Four Star (Being the co-writer & co-creator of Dragon Ball Z Abridged, and creator & writer of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. Originally a member of the "TFS Plays Classic" Crew and also a member of the Ustabiaz
- Ambiguously Bi: Even Kaiser is somewhat stumped.Kaiser: We have Lanipator, who's comfortably straight. We have Masako X, who's painfully straight. And then we have Takahata who's...straight?Taka (chuckling): It's true.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Tends to derail the subject during a conversation. He reveals during their Memestream that he bought himself a fidget spinner for his ADDD.
- Badass Baritone: He's very good at this when voicing Cell in Dragon Ball Z Abridged and Alucard in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
- The Bad Guy Wins: During the Panzermadels playthrough, Taka wants Erwin to end up with Shenanigans-chan(IS2) while Zito wants Tina (Tiger). Taka goes to great lengths to sabotage Zito's dates with Tina, finally succeeding on the last episode of the playthrough.
- Big "OMG!": When an Attack on Titan Abridged reference is made by the Gunnery Sergeant in Panzermadels.
- Blood Knight: In TFS Plays Classic, he has a habit of trying to fight practically everyone and everything. Ranging from his enemies, to the local wild life, to his allies.Lani: Taka, why!? Why do you keep fighting things!?Taka: (In a low gravely voice) I don't fight them, they fight me.Lani: Stop it!Gan: (Trying to hold back laughter) And they win apparently!Lani: They win a lot!
- Butt-Monkey: Gets a lot of abuse in the early days, mostly due to his own stupidity or Gan deliberately trying to hurt him, or actively trying to get him killed, or Gan just outright trying to murder him.
- Especially in their MemeStreams concerning PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, it's usually him who get's killed first.
- Canada, Eh?: Taka is Canadian and records his side of the commentary from Canada, while Zito records from New York.
- Chainsaw Good: Always gets excited at the prospect of getting a chainsaw, as he puts it in his own words:Taka: I'm an artist with a chainsaw!
- Deadpan Snarker: Both Taka and Zito frequently indulge in this, especially in the visual novels in any way related to catgirls.
- Foil: Is this to Matt when a member of the Ustabiaz.
- The Gadfly: When something enrages Zito, Taka tends to pour salt in the wound by bugging Zito about it.
- Laughing Mad: Very prone to it, either out of his Gadfly tendencies or due to crossing the Despair Event Horizon.
- Leeroy Jenkins: During his old TFS Plays Classic days, he had a habit of charging in head first into combat whilst everyone is trying to catch up to him, which predictably ends up badly of him.
- Mistaken Identity: While it doesn't happen to him vice versa, a lot of people to tend to mistake Kirran for him.
- Motor Mouth: He tends to talk
A LOT.There's a reason why we call him, Talk-a-lot-a101.
- Never Split The Party: In the old Left 4 Dead and Evolve playthroughs he almost always splits up with everyone, usually ending up with him either incapacitated or dead.
- Screaming Warrior: Screams a lot in combat during The Classic days, especially when he gets a Chainsaw in Left 4 Dead.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: His and Zito's thing in a nutshell. He's more often than not the Wise Guy.
- Tempting Fate: During an episode of Corona Blossom Vol. 1, Kumiko claims she can pull a maneuver while piloting the robot. Taka, believing the image will stay static, says he will jerk off to Nekopara porn if the robot moves on-screen. Guess what happens
Taka: I should've stipulated that it had to look real!
- Too Dumb to Live: Tends to do the stupidest decisions that almost always end with him dead in The Classic Playthroughs.
- Angrish: A lot.
- Berserk Button: Any fetish in a visual novel that involves what looks like underage girls, along with female characters that either come on too strong, adhere to the tsundere archetype, or are Cat Girls.
- As of recent TFS at the Table streams, whenever accidentally popular NPC Pistachio is brought up, as it could potentially be a repeat of what happened with Grammy, a one-shot character who proved so popular with the players and chat that she ultimately became part of the party's crew, with Zito completely unprepared for how she even looks like, for starters.
- Deadpan Snarker: It almost seems like a job requirement for TFS at this point.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it during Episode 8 of Corona Blossom Vol. 1 and frequently commutes to and from it afterwards.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Tends to chug down drinks when encountering outlandish elements, to the point where he jokes his body has become 95% booze, achieving immortality.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Very often.
- Memetic Mutation: In the TFS streams of Civilization VI, his nation's motif is memes.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After losing a Tuesdayhem and his championship to Lani, he gladly proclaims that he gets to go home next week instead of having to go to work. He still shows up next week at the start of Tuesdayhem purely to shot Taka with a Nerf gun and run home.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Taka's Wise Guy.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Though he and Taka are often ribbing each other, the two are rather good friends.
- Manchild: He loves pressing buttons, violently plays with a giant stuffed Dumplin, almost completely ignores Takahata until he threatens to turn him into glue like his father and grandfather. It's quite a shift from the personality Chris Zito normally shows.
- Somewhat Meaningful Name: Bojack Horse-chan has a horse's head. However, despite being referred to with "-chan," Bojack is clearly a man.
- Non-Human Head: As suggested by his name, Bojack has a horse head.
- One-Scene Wonder: Shows up for a few minutes at the beginning of Takahata and Chris Zito's Persona 5 stream.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: While better than most examples of this trope, the fact that he is actually Chris Zito in a horse mask is still pretty obvious from their shared clothes, the fact that Bojack left just before Zito entered, and the fact that he appeared on a Taka/Zito "memestream".
- The Voiceless: Presumably due to having a horse's head. Or it's just Zito trying to keep some semblance of Kayfabe.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of these tropes have spoiler tags to hide the fact that Bojack is just Chris Zito in a horse mask.
A mysterious woman who is supposedly Hbi's ex-wife, despite the fact that he has never been married. Apparently, Hbi does not miss her.
Protagonist of the Bloodborne playthrough.
- The Alcoholic: Every resurrection he experiences is similar to a shot of whiskey to the body. By the end of it all, its amazing how he or any of the people controlling him haven't died of alcohol poisoning yet.
- BFS: Eventually takes up Ludwig's Holy Sword as his Weapon of Choice and favors the Great Sword mode. It's eventually max leveled.
- Cloning Blues: Clone of Captain Ravager III.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?:
- Is married to Ebrietas and apparently fighting is foreplay. Doesn't stop him from killing her, though.
- His second wife is Adeline who is a hideously deformed woman with an oversized brain who drinks brain juice.
- Full-Frontal Assault: For awhile, he spent most of his time fighting in his boxers. Eventually they decided to dress him up.
- Gonk: Was deliberately created to be as weird looking and bizarre as possible.
- Glass Cannon: They put most of his stats into attack and very little into defense. While he has decent HP, he can't take hits very well.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Once Grant takes control with his high experience with the Dark Souls Series, it's a sure bet that Stiltskin will obviously up his game! Mainly because the boys don't want to die to alcohol poisoning.
- Nominal Hero: He's a 'hero' in the sense he's fighting maneating monsters, but he's not a good person. For reference: he literally murders nearly every NPC in the entire game that's killable except his wife just because he can. Lampshaded by the hosts, who note he was a monster.
- Sole Survivor: Credited as the Survivor of Earth due to being cloned by Captain Ravager (Himself the sole survivor of Vault 111) and sent to a new world, presumably to ensure human life could continue despite the irradiated wasteland the Earth had become.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His skill stat was badly neglected in favor of strength and vitality. This is an issue, considering there's a good chunk of gear he's literally too dumb to use.
Captain Richard Ravager III
- Ax-Crazy: Kills about as many innocents as he does actual threats.
- Blood Knight: Frequently murders just for the hell of it.
- Character Overlap: Meets Dumpae in episode 13 of the Dark Souls III Playthrough.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He betrays just about everyone he works with, from the Minutemen to the Brotherhood of Steel. The only faction he is shown to have a shred of genuine loyalty towards is Captain Ironsides and the robots that serve as the crew of the U.S.S. Constitution, and even then he doesn't hesitate to rob Ironsides' private quarters when he gets a key.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Has bleached white hair and dark skin mostly because the guys thought it looked funny.
- Disproportionate Retribution: All over the place, as normally his justifications for mass murder range from petty slights to flat out Insane Troll Logic (like walking in front of someone firing a gun and then being surprised when he's shot), with the most notable instance being the slaughter of Vault 81 over a kickball.
- The Dreaded: After Piper turns on him in the Vault 81 incident, the Captain lives in fear of her and looks over his shoulder paranoid that the Silver Shroud will come back.
- Et Tu, Brute?: This was his reaction to Piper shooting him when he started slaughtering the people of Vault 81.
- Evil Is Petty: He is a very petty man with the flimsiest of reasons for his actions, murderous or otherwise. For example, after killing the inhabitants of Vault 81, including her parents and pet cat, just because Erin didn't give him the kickball she promised, he turned over a waste bin in her classroom and tried to put it on her head like a dunce cap.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Does incredibly tacky things with the corpses of his victims. Like rubbing them in the face of loved ones, or plopping them on a student's desk and telling them to dissect it.
- Fallen Hero: Goes from somewhat a somewhat noble Jerk with a Heart of Gold Nominal Hero to far worse with next to no hope of return by the end of the playthrough.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates (dirty, fucking) synths with a passion. He explains it as his disgust for robots pretending to be humans and being dishonest with their true nature. Actual robots who accept their own mechanical nature (such as Ironsides) he's fine with, and Nick Valentine he seems to be relatively ok with.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: While he used guns at the start of the playthrough the Captain eventually switched over to exclusively using his fists to solve his problems.
- One of his Weapons of Choice is a mechanical, arm-mounted battering ram called the "Sinister Mr. Fister", and enemies that fall victim to it are considered "fisted".
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Again, kickball.
- Hidden Depths: It's implied several times during Nuka World that the only reason he continues to take chems, murder everyone who slights him, and eat people is because he's afraid what will happen if he stops and realizes just what he's become.
- Hot-Blooded: It doesn't matter how impractical it is for him, how hard it would bite him in the future, or how much of his own fault it is. If someone even slightly crosses The Captain, them and everyone nearby is going to die.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Bitch, he eats people.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": The "r" at the end of his last name is silent as opposed to the hard "r" usually associated with "Ravager"
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After the Vault 81 incident, the Captain hurled himself off the slippery slope and never looked back.
- Legacy Character: He passes the mantle of the Silver Shroud to Piper after completing the required challenges, and dons the costume of Grognak the Barbarian the remainder of his journey.
- Morality Pet: Initially, Piper Wright was the closest he had to this, and he would sometimes send her away before doing something terrible that she'd hate because he wanted to romance her. It's not until his love of kickball snaps him out of her seduction and she turns against him to side with the Vault 81 inhabitants he's slaughtering that he gives up on trying to impress her and fully embraces his monstrous Ax-Crazy side.
- My God, What Have I Done?: TFS theorized during the Nuka World playthrough that one day he's going to encounter something, like a lone kickball rolling by, and snap back to reality out of the sheer realization of how far he's fallen.
- Never My Fault: He'll assert up and down that whatever Disproportionate Retribution he dished out was the fault of whoever slighted him, even if he was doing something stupid like standing in front of an Operator's line of fire during target practice.
- He actually blames the entire Vault 81 community for their deaths by his hands, claiming that they fostered an environment which raised little Erin to be a lying, ungrateful piece of shit who won't hold up her end of the deals she makes, stiffing the Captain out of the kickball she promised him.
- Nominal Hero: Back in the early days of the playthrough as the Captain tended to have a Hair-Trigger Temper and would often murder people if they looked at him funny but at the very least he was still somewhat loyal to certain sides. However by the time he kills his son twice and massacres the residents of Vault 81 any traces of goodness vanish completely and he becomes the Villain Protagonist for the remainder of the playthrough.
- Nuke 'em: One of his final kills against Vault 81's inhabitants is launching a mini nuke at the small group of them cowering behind the large generators.
- Offing the Offspring: Remorselessly kills off Father, the leader of the Institute and progenitor of the human-based Synths, on first sight. When given the chance to restart, he hears out the guy's backstory which confirms that he is indeed the Captain's long lost son Shaun
and then kills him again.
- By extension, the human-types among the dirty, fucking synths he hates with a passion are his biological descendants, including Paladin Danse and Magnolia, who he killed.
- Only in It for the Money: When asked to do a favor by anyone, his immediate first reaction is to haggle for increasing payment.
- Rage Breaking Point: Reaches it at the end of Nuka World, and by proxy the end of the entire LP, when he realizes that none of the rides in Nuka World work except for one. The last we see of him is him charging out of Dry Rock Gulch screaming and killing everything in his path.
- Reckless Gun Usage: After killing Father, the leader of the Institute with the Sinister Mr. Fister and stripping his corpse down, he later fires the Pecking Order machine gun at the undressed corpse repeatedly to make it move across the floor and dance. He ends up shooting himself in the leg during this.
- Screaming Warrior: Picked up a habit of screeching like a fucking raptor when going into battle after getting his Deathclaw Gauntlet.
- Serious Business: Kickball is such serious business for him that he slaughtered the people of Vault 81, including Erin's parents and her pet cat Ashes because little Erin gypped him out of a kickball she promised in exchange for him rescuing her cat, and Piper's seduction could no longer keep him in line after that.
- Stupid Evil: The Captain tends to make decisions when he's calm based on For the Evulz. When he's angry (which is so easy, you'd be forgiven for believing he's just making up an excuse to do it), he'll just kill everyone within a 500 mile radius. Either way, consequences and reasons be damned.
- Too Dumb to Live: Some of the things the Captain does are absurdly stupid to the point of being suicidal.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Goes from "slightly noble" to "the only thing keeping him from being a Hate Sink is just how goddamn funny he is" and even that doesn't save him from making some people despise him.
- Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: That's Mr. Mrs. Sir Knight Lord Lady Fairy Prince Kentucky Fried Flying Rocket Rocketeering Ravishing Rez Monster Monk Super Silver One Punch President Mayor Doctor Chief Parker Master Champion Coach Professor General Honorary Lieutenant Bachelor Barbarian Pirate Ex Husband and Former Father Captain Richard "The Raptor" Ravager III, to you.
- Villain Protagonist: While a lot of Team Four Star's playable characters have notable dark sides to them, Captain Ravager III stands out as the most unrepentant and psychotic of them all, perfectly willing to murder, and eat, anyone at the drop of a hat for the most minor of reasons. Please keep in mind that this includes Dumplin, who is not only a demon god but turns out to be a pre-timeskip Popo.
- Weapon of Choice: He acquires a few throughout his adventures.
- His very first one is a set of bladed knuckles, though he only uses them during the start of his adventure and they are retired after the Sinister Mr. Fister is acquired.
- Divorce, a pistol taken from Kellogg. Named after the fact that Kellogg used it to murder Nora.
- A power fist named the "Sinister Mr. Fister", taken from the lake monster Swan. Imagine a mechanical gauntlet with a pneumatic battering ram built into it, and chained to the end of the piston is a block of concrete with pipes haphazardly embedded in it. When the Captain uses it on his victims, the process is referred to as "fisting" them.
- An alien blaster pistol taken from the site of a UFO crash, which was soon labelled "Standard Dildo+". It was with this weapon that Captain Ravager officially began his massacre of Vault 81, starting by blasting the head of the cat he just rescued for Erin with this weapon.
- A tommy gun that was previously called the "Spray & Pray" before getting rechristened as the "Pecking Order". Grant, who is decidedly not a fan of the show that name is a reference to, was not amused with the new name.
- General Chao's Revenge, a sword that is particularly effective against robots, which is quite useful in killing synths.
- "Fisters sister claw or jus" a modified Deathclaw gauntlet that was named by audience vote. Sorta. They audience wanted to pick either "Fister's Sister's Claw" or just "Fister's Sister". The guys tried to fit the most liked comment into the name.
- Wild Card: He makes unpredictable decisions and betrays sides at the drop of a hat.
- Would Hit a Girl: Your gender will not spare you if you piss him off.
- Would Hurt a Child: The only reason that all the children survived the Vault 81 massacre (despite one child's actions being the cause of the Captain's anger) is because the game did not allow them to be killed.
Protagonist of the Dark Souls III playthrough.
- Action Girl: Is the only female protagonist of the Ravager clan.
- Bearded Lady: Has a bushy green one.
- Blind Weaponmaster: She can't see because her gigantic forehead ridge covering her eyes, but she's still effective in combat.
- Book Dumb: Is pretty dang strong and unlike her father fairly skilled in combat, but her intelligence is abysmal.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Is noted as being the very different than her father, and grandfather for that matter. For starters, she generally doesn't murder innocent civilians or allies at the drop of a hat.
- Death Glare: Her face is pretty much molded into one.
- Gonk: Like her father, her face is horribly deformed and in fact, it might even be worse! While Dumplestiltskin's face was square, her head is pretty much flattened.
- Its Pronounced Tro Pay: or rather DOOM-PAY
- It's Personal: With Yhorm after he kills Siegward, who she was actually friends with. She even trades out her signature hat for Siegward's helmet in his memory.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Uses a katana as one of her main weapons. It's also got a fire attribute to it, at least until they trade it out.
- Multi-Melee Master: Each of the players have a different weapons preferences, so she has multiple weapons she cycle through. Her most often used weapons are a katana, a pair of knives, and a BFS with a small side dagger.
- Only Sane Woman: Out of the Ravager Clan, being actually serious. She's also not as prone to murdering innocent civilians as her kin, which gets lampshaded.
- Playing with Fire: Knows pyromancy and her katana had a fire attribute.
- Required Spinoff Crossover: Finds herself face to face with her Grandfather Captain Ravager!
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Yhorm after he kills Siegward.
- Spin-Offspring: Dumple's daughter, which makes her the granddaughter of Captain Ravager by means of her father's origins
- Top-Heavy Guy: Thin legs, but muscular chest and arms.
- Ugly Cute: Shares the same deformities as her father.
- White Sheep: She's the only member of the Ravager Clan who isn't a murderous psychopath.
The first samurai protagonist of the Way of the Samurai 4 playthrough, who came to Japan as the very first weaboo.
- All Men Are Perverts: He futilely attempts to hit on every woman after a lucky first try leads to an invitation for a night of loving, and he is easily convinced into trying to protest against a hospital being built because "the fair maidens" at the shogunate don't want to pay taxes for its construction. It gets him killed.
- Blatant Lies: Claiming to be Hijikata of the Shinsengumi is his trademark way of picking up women, which really only worked the first time.
- Catchphrase: "I am Hijikata of the Shinsengumi" is his go-to pickup line when trying to flirt with women. When talking to people in general, he tends to say, "I'm allowed to kill you if I want to."
- Dirty Coward: He chickens out and abandons the shogunate at the cave where the xenophobic nationalists were hiding, leaving them to their demise.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Played for Laughs, as he learned from manga and anime and his completely lost in actual Japanese conversations.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: He randomly switches sides between the xenophobic nationalists and the shogunate.
- Naked People Are Funny: He sold all his clothes to buy a boat and then wrapped the boat's sail around his crotch as his only remaining clothing.
- Occidental Otaku: The very first weaboo ever.
- Robbing the Dead: The hospital apparently looted his corpse after he died tried to close it down, and Billygetsu later buys his stuff from a merchant outside the hospital.
- Serial Romeo: He hits on every woman he sees, with limited success beyond a lucky first try.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies a pitiful death at the hands of Melinda Megamelons while trying to prevent a hospital from being built only three episodes in.
The second attempt at a protagonist for the Way of the Samurai 4 playthrough, who lasts significantly longer and is slightly more successful than his predecessor, fellow San clan member Joeymaru.
- Catchphrase: "I'm allowed to kill you if I want to," is how he interviews new recruits for his dōjō. This becomes the creed of the dōjō.
- The Ditz: He forgot to bring a sword when he went to Japan, and during his first fights, he keeps tripping over bodies and falling down.
- Naked People Are Funny: Like Joeymaru, he wears little besides undergarments. Unlike Joeymaru, he wears actual boxers.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He sides against the xenophobic nationalists not for any noble reasons, but because they oppose Western trade, and he needs a source of profit when he builds his criminal empire.
- Robbing the Dead: A pupil of his dōjō ran up to him and reported about them getting challenged only to be run over by a random train right in front of Billygetsu. Billygetsu then takes his sword and bamboo.
- Superior Successor: His tenure is much longer than Joeymaru's, and his overall evaluation at the end of his life ranks one level above Joeymaru's.
Ben's character for the Morrowind Multiplayer Stream, a Breton knight traveling the land of Morrowind alongside his two companions Dindal and Granticus III. He may or may not be Emperor Uriel Septim VII.
- King Incognito: Possibly. He first says that he is close personal friend of the Emperor of Tamriel and then later claims that he actually is the Emperor.
Kirran's character, a Bosmer pilgrim traveling alongside Drake. He is known to pray to Y'ffre (The God of the Wood) for blessings.
- A God Am I: The stream ends with Dindal becoming a God and ascending into the heavens.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He is clearly the most eccentric of the group.
- Naked People Are Funny: He spends the second half of the stream completely naked except for a pair of expensive shoes.
- Younger Than They Look: While he appears to be the same age as the other two, he is actually only twelve years old.
Grant's character(obviously), an Argonian traveling alongside Drake.
- Ambiguously Gay: While exploring a Dwemer ruin, he and Drake start making out on a bed, but he claims that they are merely playing a game of Gay Chicken.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Tries to kill Drake over a bad pun.Drake: Yes, do you not see after we murdered this innocent passer-by, we were set upon by... bad kwama.Granticus: ...for that you must die!
- Forgot About His Powers: Inverted. He says that as an Argonian he can breathe underwater but later discovers that particular passive ability is in Oblivion and Skyrim, but not Morrowind where it's a racial spell that only lasts for 120 seconds. As a result, he almost drowns.
- Legacy Character: He is the third Granticus in a line of murderers.