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    Rob Walker/The Other Guy 

Rob Walker/The Other Guy

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A fictionalized version of Doug's brother and Channel Awesome VP, Rob Walker. Older brother to the Critic and Ask That Guy. He is sometimes a dinosaur. Has a monthly show called "Fanscription" where he and Walter will Fix Fic a movie.

  • Affectionate Parody: Dark Rob is a parody of Dark Nella, he has the look but he's actually far more pathetic and weak than his usual Manipulative Bastard self.
  • The Alcoholic: In the “Awesome Comics” promo, he orders coffee with six shots of bourbon.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Although when your little brothers are insane, you can't really blame him.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: Rob in real life isn't a controlling Evil Overlord, as much as he likes to joke that he's a dick.
  • Bad Boss:
    • He'll always bring the Critic back when he tries to get away from a review, sometimes violently, and he gives Todd's feminist thesis to the "more intelligent" 90s Kid.
    • His boss, Mike "M" Michaud, is a shadowy, malevolent figure who kidnapped Rob to get him to work for him.
  • Big Brother Bully: Played for Laughs. He even shot the Critic in the head at one point, although accidentally. And even though in reboot he Took a Level in Kindness, he still wants Doug as a sidekick so he can be free to abuse him. Also alluded to in Small Soldiers as a Played for Laughs Noodle Incident when Critic says that leaving a younger sibling tied up is typical sibling response.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Scooby-Doo gets in a sweet moment by having Rob tell Critic he's been trying determinator-like for five years to get him to join a poker game. Critic finally accepts.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dark Rob gets his ass kicked by the Critic for no reason.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm a dinosaur."
  • The Casanova: After getting spooned by Spoony in SWS3, his main reaction is “I have done way better than you”.
  • Cooldown Hug: When Critic works himself up into a state about Surf Ninjas, he pushes him gently back down on the bed.
  • Cosplay: Once dressed up as The Emperor in the review for the other animated Titanic movie. Rob has stated that the Emperor is one of his favourite characters in any movie ever. And guess which role he's spoofing in To Boldly Flee?
  • Determinator: He tried for five years to get Critic out of his funk and into a poker game with friends. What would have been the Bittersweet Ending of the series is Critic at long last joining in, being told he was always welcome.
  • Dull Surprise/Unusually Uninteresting Sight: "Hey. I'm a dinosaur."
  • Evil Makeover: Dark Rob looks a lot like Edward Scissorhands. Funnily enough, Elisa (who plays the Makeover Fairy) said on a stream that she was impressed by how well the boys did his make-up. In The Force Awakens behind the scenes, Rob brings “Evil Rob” up when he's bitching about having to wear make-up for the second time (in contrast to Doug, who only complains about having to get all of it off otherwise the comment sections insult him).
  • Evil Overlord: When he dresses up like Palpatine, he says he's the dark, controlling overlord in real life too.
  • Facial Dialogue: How he shows in Hyper's second vlog that he holds vast amounts of scorn and disgust for her.
  • Fat and Skinny: While playing Analyst 1, his being the “fat” one to Doug's skinny was lampshaded in The Monster Squad review, as he says he's of considerable girth.
  • Fetish: In the beginning of Jurassic Park III, he's seen randomly reading Cthulhu Sex Magazine.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to the Nostalgia Critic's foolish.
    • He's the calm brother who's fine with being a dinosaur randomly.
  • Genuine Human Hide: Reboot continues the Darker and Edgier-fying of every character by having Dinosaur!Rob admit casually in HFG's second vlog that he wears human skin around his crotch.
  • Going Commando: According to Hyper's second vlog, he doesn't wear boxers or briefs. Her camera immediately goes down to see.
  • Heroic BSoD: When he sees the Critic dead and bloody in the shower at the end of IT.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • He's only shown concern for the Critic twice when he was conscious. The other times he was dead, too drunk to recognize anyone or passed out.
    • The beginning of Jurassic Park III has him sitting by Critic while he's sleeping, assuming nightmares (and Critic said later that those happen a lot), although he still complains when Critic wakes up and interrupts his porn.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: As well as being Critic's Bad Boss who controls him, according to the Speed Racer deleted scenes he's also the one to cover Critic's fuck-ups with bribes to the police.
  • Lack of Empathy: When Doug fucks Walter up for revealing that he's a Manchild, Rob comes in on the heap and steals the latter's hat.
  • Man Behind the Man: In the Other Titanic Movie, he in Palpatine gear calls Critic his Darth Vader, and brags that he controls him, "just like in real life".
  • Manipulative Bastard: In his own words, he's the dark, shadowy puppet-master who controls the Critic.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He's the only person who wants to soak up the meteor's powers for good in the Fantastic Four (2005) review, and ends up just being able to play a game well.
  • Only Sane Man: In the reboot. Complains about Critic wanting to recreate his Glory Days in such a half-assed fashion, doesn't pretend to like Hyper but doesn't give her the attention she wants like Critic, and keeps trying to tell Critic/Tamara/Malcolm in Fantastic Four (2005) review that they're acting like dicks.
  • Pet the Dog: He looks after the Critic whenever he's really upset.
    • Scooby-Doo reveals that he's been trying "every night for five years" to get the Critic out of his shell and join in a poker game, but he never listened.
  • Poisonous Friend: In Mamma Mia!, Critic's worried about saying what he actually thinks of the audience because he doesn't want to lose them, and it's Rob calling him a pussy and giving him a Dope Slap that makes him do it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rob and his characters are blues to Doug's reds.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to the Nostalgia Critic's Sensitive Guy.
  • Split Personality: Hyper's second vlog establishes that dino!Rob and Rob think they're two separate people.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Both in-universe and real life, he's a lot more masculine, calm and has his brain in gear better than Critic and Doug.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Played for laughs in the Top 11 Christmas Specials, as Critic calls him a jackass and says he has trouble being free of him.
  • Token Good Teammate: Gets A Day in the Limelight in the Fantastic Four (2005) review, as Critic, Tamara and Malcolm get superpowers that even when they do use them, they get used for bad, and he tries to tell them they have responsibility to the world.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In prime, he bragged about being Critic's controlling Evil Overlord. In reboot's Fantastic Four review, when Critic and co are unrepentant about being dicks, he becomes the Token Good Teammate. He's still not all good though, the in-universe vlogs having him abuse Doug and punishing Critic for making him deal with all the legal shit.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting, Involuntary Shapeshifting or Baleful Polymorph: Its unclear which, but he's a dinosaur.
  • The Unfavorite: Inverted, as both Critic and Ask That Guy are his brothers and got tons of abuse from their parents, but as he's not the main character of anything, has no issues and so can be assumed to be the favorite.
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    Santa Christ 

Santa Christ

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What you get when you fuse Santa Claus and Jesus Christ together into a divine mix of awesome. Santa Christ first appeared in The Nostalgia Critic's review of The Star Wars Holiday Special to erase his memories of ever having seen the Special and cure his undiagnosed diabetes. He has since made appearances in Kickassia, the You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard holiday special, and the review of the 1980's Santa Claus. Santa Christ is played by Doug's brother, Rob Walker.

  • Advertised Extra: One of the Characters shown in the 2017 intro but rarely shows up anymore.
  • The Alcoholic: He likes his eggnog a bit too much. Tamara even asks Rob in a behind the scenes if Santa Christ has a drinking problem because she assumes he does. In The Passion of the Christ, he tells the Devil that he was up drinking so much the previous night he can't even remember his own name.
  • Alien Blood: Befitting his obsession with pancakes, he bleeds maple syrup instead of actual blood.
  • Badass Beard: Though Rob doesn't seem to think so, as it gets in his mouth and makes him sound like he's coughing up a hairball in the Rotten Dirty Bastard bloopers.
  • Badass Santa/Kung-Fu Jesus: Both!
  • Beneath the Mask: In "Real Thoughts" of Devil, Rob talks about how Santa Christ is human and the mask of niceness drops whenever Critic is around.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In a commentary, Rob calls him a tad messed up when he's been pushed too far. And while understandable, shoot him and he'll hold a hell of a grudge.
  • Big Damn Hero: When Critic is begging to be saved from the Star Wars Special, Santa Christ comes in to erase his memory, cure his diabetes and give him a hug.
    • Subverted in the Son of the Mask review; Critic calls Santa Christ for help, but Santa Christ himself isn't powerful enough to stop that movie. He does pull a Big Damn Heroes moment, but it fails.
  • Big Good: Up until To Boldly Flee. Then he was like the very sweet delivery man for Critic's present to his still living friends (while Critic became the Big Good). And then that sweetness ebbed off when Critic came back, being replaced with Fallen Hero.
  • Blood Knight: Even in the situation that Devil put them in, quite a few lines of his suggest that he just really wants to stab Critic until he bleeds.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: What originally spurred his creation.
    Critic: Help me, Santa! Help me, Jesus Christ! Help me...Santa Christ!
  • Break the Haughty: He gets tortured to death in The Passion of the Christ, and it's his past treatment of Critic that sets off Critic betraying him.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Rob calls him human in the real thoughts on Devil, and Devil Boner blows him away without a second thought in Freddy vs Jason.
  • Demoted to Extra: He used to be the most seen side character but after Malcolm and Rachel (and later Tamara) joined in he rarely shows up anymore.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: His theme song. He also likes pancakes.
  • Evil Laugh: Turns his affectionately hammy "ho ho ho!" Catchphrase into one when he tricks Critic into accepting a burning hot DVD with his bare hands.
  • Fallen Hero: Ever since the events of Kickassia, he's become more and more of an asshole with every appearence, from the not so subtle implication that he's an alcoholic, to his constant manipulative and trollish attitude towards others, especially Critic. It comes to a head in Son of Mask, where he says without a hint of irony that he would gladly use the satanic DVD's power for evil if it wasn't taken from him. Its amazing how much getting shot can change a man.
  • The Fog of Ages: According to Rob, Santa Christ is over 2000 years old, and started losing his memory around 1200.
  • Foil: For Critic in reboot, to highlight just how bad they've both fallen from being big goods. The Mexican Standoff in Devil sums it up, with Santa Christ wasting no time at all with turning his candy cane thing into a spear and wanting to stab Critic, while Critic just as quickly takes out his gun and doesn't trust Santa Christ at all.
  • Friend to All Children: Even when he's an asshole to everyone else, the children look up to him because he gives them Sega Genesis consoles.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He saved puppies from a fire and reads to sick orphans.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He actually acts dumber the more levels of jerkass he takes, by Devil he's as Trigger Happy as Critic.
  • Glass Cannon/ Squishy Wizard: Despite having great powers, Santa Christ can be killed by a single bullet.
  • Healing Hands: Uses these to cure the Critic's undiagnosed diabetes.
  • Hidden Depths: When he appears in the show after Kickassia, he's not quite so warm to the Critic.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: In The Passion of the Christ, he arrogantly assumes that neither Snob or Critic would betray him. Critic, who he's treated badly for a few years, is a Dirty Coward anyway and wouldn't want to be tortured for him.
  • Large Ham: Complete with mugging of the camera.
  • Lead Bassist: He played bass for Aerosmith.
  • Leitmotif: A rock remix of The First Noel. "Santa Christ, Santa Christ, we all love Santa Christ..."
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Despite being one half Jesus Christ, turns out he doesn't actually know if there is a God or not.
    Mario: That was a stupid joke he just said!
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: "He is Santa and Jesus, goddammit he's Santa Christ!"
  • Not So Omniscient After All: In Christmas Story II, Santa Christ tells Critic that “last [he] heard, Hyper was flying through the air completely set on fire, and isn't that punishment enough”, but the way Hyper tells it she just had a nice trip and will never learn her lesson.
  • No Sympathy: Given their history, he's not exactly the best person for Critic to talk to when Critic feels guilty for giving Hyper "The Reason You Suck" Speech and indeed he makes Critic think that he's the bad guy in all this. It doesn't help that Critic glosses over the actual bad Hyper's done.
  • Only in It for the Money: In the promo for Brad's Jesus, Bro! film, he admits he's only in it to get paid.
  • Pet the Dog: He's still snarky and bitter in Christmas With The Kranks, but he puts a reassuring hand on 2007 Critic's shoulder at the end when he's taking him back to his own time.
  • Raised by Wolves: As a baby, his basket was found by the Coca Cola bears and they taught him how to sled and ride with penguins.
  • Really Gets Around: In an Obligatory Joke during the Christmas Story II behind the scenes, he likes his “hoes hoes hoes”.
  • Reality Warper: Rob confirmed in the Scooby-Doo commentary that Santa Christ had warped the events of "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard" into existence because he was still mad at Kickassia, swinging a perfect Author's Saving Throw for why everyone (especially Critic) was so mean in that special.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Unlike other examples, Santa Christ must wait three days to revive.
  • Sugary Malice: He tells Critic he was meant to suffer in the most comforting dad voice possible. It comes off especially cruel that way, even if Critic was immeasurably stupid in coming down from being God.
  • Sword Cane: He smashes his literal candy cane in Devil to reveal there's a jagged spear inside, and that he's more than happy to poke Critic full of holes.
  • Team Dad: He takes care of the Critic (to a point) and firmly but kindly tells the TGWTG crew in Kickassia that they're being idiots.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: He's a lot colder in reboot than he was in To Boldly Flee and previously. In the TMNT crossover, he ends up wanting to make Critic and Nerd Merchandise-Driven because that's the heart of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: As he turns into more of a jerkass, his intelligence decreases. When even Rita Repulsa is yelling at you for a stupid screenplay, it's a long way down from his old talent of knowing exactly how to comfort people.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Presumably starting from when he found out his efforts to bring the Critic a(nother) Sega Genesis, which included struggling through multiple harsh weathers, was All for Nothing.
    • In Son Of The Mask. Aside from burning Critic's hands just for giggles, we also find out that he's good friends with Satan. Rob has actually said (in a Midwest Media Expo panel) that he enjoys episodes like Devil better than Santa Christ's old characterization because acting the prick is fun. He's also called the still of using Doug's tie as Necktie Leash one of his favorites.
    • He's not exactly nice in the review, but in the Christmas Story II behind the scenes he doesn't even let Critic tell him about the horrible things Hyper has done to him, interrupting every few seconds to call him a douche.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He really likes likes pancakes. He also makes really good fondue.
  • Troll: The behind the scenes for A Christmas Story 2 give off the impression that he isn't actually on Hyper's side, just wants to screw with the Critic, as in-character (if played for laughs) he says he's so used to her being a douche, tells her to watch Home Alone as it'll cure her of her douchery, and that there's no excuse for her in general.
  • We Used to Be Friends: They made up for the Kickassia shooting in To Boldly Flee, as Critic became god to Santa Christ's Jesus and asked him both to bring Spoony Back from the Dead and make sure everyone else was okay, but Critic fucked it all up again when he came down, so by Son of the Mask Santa Christ is openly telling him he deserves to suffer.
  • White-Dwarf Starlet: Essentially. The only reason he likes Hyper Fangirl (and thus is on her side against Critic) is because she squees enraptured over him like all the other producers used to. He also likes Critic and Nerd calling him "master" in the TMNT crossover.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He's married to a Mrs Christ (according to him The Da Vinci Code got it wrong) but also Really Gets Around.

    Impractical Joe 

Impractical Joe

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A parody of Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road. Pursues the Critic after finding out he likes Beyond Thunderdome better:

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Basically any thing Joe's men-including Devil Boner-do during the chase.
  • Fanboy: Impractical Joe and his men, along with Devil Boner, are fanboys of the film.
  • Fastball Special: Joe launches his men onto the Critic and Curiosa's car.
  • Lighter and Softer: While there's plenty of misogyny, Testosterone Poisoning being treated as a bad thing, Impractical Joe is not a rapist like the character he is a parody of. Most likely for the best.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Weird Ass Guitar Guy's reaction (through strumming his guitar to make an "uh-oh"-like sound) when he realizes Joe is going to use him as ammunition.
    • Joe also has this reaction when he's about to crash right into Weird Ass Guitar Guy as well.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Obvious considering who he's based on, but he also calls Curiosa a whore and it's just as satisfying when she sets up killing him.
  • Shout-Out: Devil Boner calls him "Skelatrucker" as a reference to Skelator from Masters of the Universe.
  • Subverted Catch Phrase: Constantly says "Mediocre", except during the based of the one where Immortan Joe did, where he says "grossly inadequate for the task at hand".
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Impractical Joe along with his war-boys only love the film because of that and react Faux Horrific to Pitch Perfect 2 beating it.
  • Villain Ball: Joe launching all his men at the Critic not only does nothing of use and leaves him without any Mooks, but it also lead to a Hoist by His Own Petard moment when Weird Ass Guitar Guy accidentally kills him after being launched out.
  • We Have Reserves, Joe launching his men at the Critic, but subverted when he has no more left.

    Chart Guy 

Chart Guy

A corporate stooge who speaks in constant monotone and rarely ever shows emotion. Has devoted his life to making hit movies by going strictly by the numbers as his precious charts dictate.

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Malcolm Ray's Characters

After Demo Reel ended, Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz started to perform in The Nostalgia Critic's skits and storylines, playing different characters.

    In General 

In General

  • Action Survivor: While he loses, and is a Non-Action Guy most of the time, he puts up a much longer fight against Dante Basco than Critic did, and Critic actually seems sincere when he says he assumed that Malcolm could sort it out himself.
  • Adorkable: Even with The Resenter issues coming into play and making him do some morally shitty things every now and then, his shy revealing that he's “coming to terms” with his crush on the Critic is really endearing.
  • The Alcoholic:
    • In the The Christmas Tree review, it turns out that when Critic doesn't need him, he drinks from a flask that he tries to hide when Critic bursts in.
    • In The Adventures of Pluto Nash, he keeps a champagne bottle in hammerspace and gets wasted with Tamara on their days off. When she asks where he gets the booze from, he tells her she doesn't want to know.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: At Connecticon, Malcolm said that aside from the Devil, his favorite 'character' to play is this exaggerated version of himself.
  • Amazon Chaser: Not to the extremes of Critic, but he prefers to let the more dominant Rachel or Tamara lead the way.
  • Angry Black Man: Occasionally, like in The Monster Squad where he edgily asks if the confederates were popular in the 80s, and the white guys try to hide evidence that they were. And while it's not angry, Carrot Juice's reason for being so happy in Alice in Wonderland (2010) is there finally being a main black man in a Tim Burton movie.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: What's under the Stepford Smiler trait. His pretentious Contemplate Our Navels in Matrix Month is about how life is full of lying to yourself and that the past informs the present, but spinning it in a positive way.
  • Badass Boast: After saving him in Matrix Reoaded, he tells Critic to never deny his pretentiousness again, while putting his katana sword back in its sheath. It's cooler than it sounds.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Doug likes putting him in snazzy suits (even saying at a con, quite rightfully, that he fills them out beautifully), see the characters of Satan, Carrot Juice and Black Willy Wonka, all of whom command authority.
  • The Bait: Critic uses him as such in “The Best Avatar Episodes”, starting with We Need a Distraction against Dante Basco, pretending he's going to fight behind him and leaving him to fend for himself. He also gets used by Dante, telling Critic that everything's fine (when it's not) to lure him out.
  • Batter Up!: His Weapon of Choice is a baseball bat, and he's given Critic a couple of no holds barred beatdowns with it.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Talks the most to Hyper because she compliments him and calls him pretty. Note that he still thinks she's slightly scary.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: More so than Tamara or Rachel. In “The Best Avatar Episodes”, he has to be the target practice for Dante's firebending, and when Critic is an Ungrateful Bastard saying “you can't get good help these days”, apologizes for being weak.
  • Bi the Way: Played for Laughs, but he thinks Critic is fuckable despite all the abuse Critic gives him, and he's the one thankful for gay marriage being legalized while nobody else cares. He's also into Shaun Mendez.
  • Black and Nerdy:
    • When Critic chases him through the woods because Black Dude Dies First, he tries to counter with movies where the trope isn't true.
    • In The Smurfs, Andre The Black Nerd shows up, and Malcolm thinks Tamara's talking to him when she calls the former “black nerd”.
  • Black Best Friend: For a loose definition of “best friend”. He's one of the only people that Critic even talks to, and the fact that he's treated as a Token Minority is lampshaded pretty often. Given The Smurfs, he might have been kidnapped just for this purpose.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the original Face/Off video, Rachel and Tamara's fighting ended up giving him bruises. This is generally par for the course for his characters as he often plays the Straight Man.
  • Boomerang Bigot: His TMZ character is a black man who wants to wipe out the Chinese.
  • Break the Cutie: In the same vein as Rachel and Tamara, Critic has made him more fucked up and desperate for boss's affection, and he went from only helping Critic out because it might lose him his job otherwise (Shining) to dealing with Dante's fire-bending alone because Critic was a coward (Best Avatar Episodes).
  • Captive Date: Somewhat platonic, somewhat not, as Critic kidnapped him for the job and Malcolm isn't allowed to leave Chicago, but fancies Critic.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Wearing the Sokka costume in “The Best Avatar Episodes” makes him go from an Extreme Doormat Non-Action Guy to willing to fight against someone with fireball powers. And when Critic abandons him, while he's really afraid and of course loses, he still holds out for a while.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: In Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, he's the one in charge of keeping Critic under control, in the abusive but well-meaning use of the trope. This comes back in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, when he keeps trying to push a broken Critic to suicide, but in better ways that won't leave gore everywhere.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: He's in love with the Critic and wants to help him out (usually this ends up in getting used), but also wants him to suffer. So essentially he's a typical person with a Critic crush.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: When he's brainwashed in Matrix Month, he relishes every opportunity to have a rambling speech.
  • Control Freak: In Hyper's fourth vlog, he wants to be able to read minds and control matter. It gets darker when he talks about evolving and breaking down the matter while you're controlling it.
  • The Corruptible: Because he's an Extreme Doormat who needs affection, he can switch from following Tamara and punishing Critic for being awful, enabling Hyper Fangirl when she wants to force Critic to love her (because she's been nice to him), or being on Critic's side and acting just as sexist to Tamara as he is.
  • Cowardly Lion: He might be Weak-Willed, but he fends off against Dante Basco's firebending for a decent amount of time because Critic asked him to help but proved how cowardly he was by leaving him to it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: When playing the Eartha Kitt Catwoman.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He hid a whiteface costume in the woods just in case a “crazy white person” tried to kill him. And because both Critic and Rachel are racist white people, they don't recognize him.
  • Creepy Good: Carrot Juice freaks out Critic with a dead-eyed smile and popping right up in his personal space, but tells him not to be upset and that it's “the greatest day ever”, shows everyone Critic's home movies (not in a malicious way) and was just happy to have representation.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He goes all gooey with Tamara over the young Attorney General of Crimea, wanting to eat her up.
  • A Darker Me: With Critic lampshading You Look Familiar, there's a strong implication that Malcolm and Carrot Juice are the same person, or at least the latter is Critic's version of the former.
  • Desperately Craves Affection:
    • He doesn't particularly like the Hyper Fangirl (for obvious reasons), but her complimenting his clothes and camera gets him acting a lot nicer to her.
    • 2007-Critic uses this to his advantage, preying on his and Tamara's need to be included by promising them he'll use them more than present-Critic. He uses Malcolm as a table.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Comes off as the case when he's friends with Rachel up until hitting on her and getting blocked by Critic, but then just not caring when she leaves.
  • Disguised in Drag: Malcolm had to play Eartha Kitt for the Catwoman review.
  • Distressed Dude: In Bridge to Terabithia, he plays a poor crying random who is tied to a chair by Rachel!Leslie and is starved and tortured with scrotum waxings.
    • Critic chases him through the words, trying to kill him because he's black, and he dresses up in whiteface to escape it.
    • Apparently Critic kidnapped him for this gig, as in The Smurfs, Black Nerd makes to call the police saying “Critic kidnapped another black guy again”, and Malcolm looks alarmed, say it's true, and gets punched by Critic to make him shut up.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: invoked Plays parodies of this. Although as Malcolm IRL has noted, the parodies can sometimes end up redundant and therefore just as racist.
  • Even the Guys Want Him:
    • Judging by the “Awesome Comics” promo, he seems to fancy Shaun Mendez, wanting a pervy magazine with him in it and calling him the “future of America”.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • When Hyper asks him at Midwest Media Expo to give her Critic's hotel room number, he thinks that's going too far and outright runs off when she's still oblivious. He also backs off very quickly (helped on by Rob urging him to run) when Hyper tells him she likes him more than she does Tamara.
    • He might like Critic taking him out for dates to assuage his White Guilt, but during Planet of the Apes, he moves in and gives him a Death Glare when he has no idea what he's talking about regarding slavery, and punches him when he gets a patronizing “boop” on the nose.
    • There's a running joke that he has some weird fetishes, but even he's disgusted at the prospect of shipping a sister and brother.
  • Extreme Doormat: For the most part he either just takes Critic's shit (with some Everyone Has Standards) because it's easier that way, or combats with passive-aggressiveness. He's also the one enabling Hyper the most (like telling her they're friends when clearly not meaning it) because he wants affection even though he finds her disturbing, although it's not like she understands when he even tries to stop her doing anything.
  • False Friend:
    • Acts like a Nice Guy to Critic's pain in The Wicker Man (2006), but is really on Tamara's side and is all too happy to torture him with a bat. Also doubles as Kick the Son of a Bitch as Critic had always been abusive and wanted to kill him in The Shining just because he was black. He deserves some retribution.
    • More understandably, while he's nice to Hyper (and tries valiantly to ignore her more disturbing comments), he's not actually her friend. When she asks him to be, his reply is a very halting “...s-sure?”.
    • He's turned on Tamara quite a few times as well, mostly because Critic is being mean to her but treating him nicer in comparison.
  • Fanboy: In Ghost Dad he turns out to be a big fan of Sam & Max, and tells Tamara how to do both voices right. In Disney Afternoon, he also likes Transformers and has an Optimus Prime action figure.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: While he's probably the least aware of the fourth wall than other characters, he still recognizes in the “Top 11 Worst Avatar Episodes” that there's two minutes left in the episode and something will go wrong.
  • Fragile Flower: He breaks down sobbing on Tamara's shoulder just because Nash told him there's going to be a review of Highlander.
  • Genre Savvy: In The Shining Mini-Series review, Malcolm was hesitant of returning to Psycho-Critic, because he knows what happens in these kind of movies to the black guy. Promptly, he only returns with an armor on and a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant disguise in store.
  • Good Is Not Soft: When Jason is wearing a Confederates hat at the end of The Monster Squad, he very happily waves a gun in his face while also slinging a friendly arm around him. It gets the message across.
  • Handsome Lech: At the end of Jurassic World, he joins Critic in leering at Tamara, wanting her to be the Ana in the 50 Shades review, even though she makes it very clear she doesn't want to.
  • Hidden Depths: He's reading “Understanding Human Behavior And The Social Environment” at the end of “Disney Afternoon”.
  • Hood Ornament Hottie: Rare Male Example Played for Laughs, as his clip in the Moustache music video is him working on a car and shaking his ass at the camera.
  • Hunk: He's never in the fanservice role for Critic, that's always Doug or Rachel/Tamara, but he still has those muscled arms, pretty smile and big eyes. It's worth noting that at least twice Doug has put on a costume that Malcolm filled out nicely, and it completely swamps him because he's a twig now.
  • Identical Stranger: Fans noticing that Malcolm looks like Dule Hill was lampshaded in one throwaway line during the TMNT movie crossover.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He tells Hyper in her fourth vlog that he wants to live in the Marvel universe because that would mean he has powers. Telekinesis to be exact.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In Disney Afternoon, he praises Doug and tells Critic unknowingly that it “must have had some impact on [his] life”. Critic reacts violently. The same happens when he reminds Critic of the DuckTales theme song.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Not as extreme as Critic, but still there. Like when he's reacting to the obnoxiousness of Schnookums And Meat, he's clinging to Pinkie Pie's doll like she's a Security Blanket.
  • Instant Expert: In the TMNT crossover BTS, he's shown to be almost perfect at wielding nun-chucks. Doug on the other hand, sucks at that and deprecates he's better at posing like a cheerleader with them, Foot Popping and all.
  • It's All My Fault: He's the first one to think in The Last Airbender that Critic is a Failure Hero, but when Rachel admits that he's pathetic, he blames himself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Issues aside, he has Love Martyr affection for Critic and tries to take care of him in ways he knows how, is reasonably optimistic about chances for anything, and when he senses Rachel is hurting in The Shining, invites her out for pumpkin stuff.
  • Joke Character: Subverted in the Fantastic Four (2005) review, he gets the power to turn objects into video game characters. It's a joke ability (if based on him being a Control Freak) and is treated as such even in-universe. That is, until he becomes a Lethal Joke Character, when he defeats Cthulhu by turning him into a video game character. Effectively making him the strongest member of the team.
  • Kubrick Stare: Mixing with Slasher Smile at the end of The Swan Princess, as when Critic learns he has to do The Lorax, Malcolm grins, cocks his head down and glares evilly at him beneath his eyebrows.
  • Large Ham
  • Love Martyr: He knows full well how abusive and awful Critic is, but by the Hyper Fangirl's vlog, he's realized he also thinks Critic is really cute.
  • Made of Plasticine: In comparison to most other TGWTG characters at the very least. While they can take much worse punishment without a scratch, Critic can beat on him and he'll be in bruised/bleeding pain for the rest of the episode.
  • Manchild: While he gets annoyed at Critic's mid-life crisis affecting his life negatively, he also wants to stay in his childhood.
  • Manipulative Bastard: While he needs a boost from Tamara, he does a good job playing friendly and supportive when Critic is crying from not knowing what meme to use when in reality he just wants to hurt him.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: While with much screaming at Critic for being a coward, he still distracts Dante Basco with being target practice for at least five minutes, and even apologizes to Critic's ungratefulness for being “weak”.
  • Momma's Boy: Disney Afternoon has him beaten hard enough to get bruises all over his face, but the only thing he gets angry about is Critic using his mom for his Hollywood Midlife Crisis illusion.
  • Morality Pet: While he doesn't make Tamara a nicer person generally, when he cries or gets hurt she's always comforting him or wants to help. Reversed every so often though, like when Critic is vulnerable and she's the one who has to tell him to stop taking advantage.
  • Non-Action Guy: In contrast to Tamara's Nerves of Steel during Disney Afternoon, he is far more helpless and keeps glancing over to her when Critic is sticking a gun in his face. And while he puts up a good fight against Dante's firebending, he obviously didn't last.
  • Not So Different: In Bridge to Terabithia he tells Critic to live his childhood fantasies at some other time, but then does the exact same thing. He's not as bad as Critic though, because when Critic does it again, he agrees with Rachel that they should try working for ''CollegeHumor'.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: A lot of the time he plays stupid or harmless to make Critic feel like the boss. At the end of The Swan Princess he outright tells him that they've been out of the Closet Sublet for a while and just making him think that they hadn't. In Matrix Month, being brainwashed and so clearly knowing something Critic doesn't, allows him to take the lead and show off.
  • Only in It for the Money: In ''Blue Brothers 2000”, he comes around to Critic's thinking when Critic shows him that just saying the word “pony” gets them views and cash.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Carrot Juice. As grouchy Critic asks, “what's he so happy about anyway”? It's revealed in the end that he's just happy that Alice in Wonderland (2010) had a black man in a main role.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: As Malcolm!Sokka
  • Poisonous Friend: Will occasionally enable Critic's need for money and anger at his audience. Notably though, the first time he did this, Critic lampshaded that he'd mind raped him and Tamara into being his scientists.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Not as bad as Critic, but he's still willing to be misogynist to curry favor with his boss, reminding Tamara that “girls suck!” after the first time they're terrible to her in The Monster Squad review.
  • Power Fantasy: He shows a little too much joy at the thought of torturing someone (and it couldn't be anyone else than Critic) with telekinesis in Hyper's fourth vlog.
  • Properly Paranoid: He buried a whiteface kit in the woods just in case the white people he works with went crazy. He was right to do so.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Critic's (and sometimes Tamara's) red. This even goes for cartoon shows in Disney Afternoon, as Critic likes the energetic timeless cartoons, while Malcolm likes the more suburban laid-back ones like Pepper Ann, Goof Troop and unfortunately for him, Doug.
  • The Resenter: The conflict part in his Conflicting Loyalties. Being chased through the woods and nearly dying just because you're a black guy would give anyone resentment issues, even if you're a Love Martyr.
  • Security Blanket: While both Jason and Critic borrow it, he spends most of The Monster Squad, both when he's Stepford Smiler mode and when he's depressed, cuddling the Appa plushie.
  • Servile Snarker: But never on his own. If Rachel or Tamara are in a snarky mood, he'll join in. He's too scared of/in love with the Critic otherwise.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter:
    • In the fifth vlog, Hyper says she's going to go off and stalk the Critic again and he responds with quick approval (even if he's disturbed by how she even gets into the studio so much) before going back to talk about his voiceover work.
    • Played for laughs in the Event Horizon behind the scenes, as he has one of the site's Critic t-shirts and jokes that he's selling out for the company.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In the two episodes where Critic changes his and Tamara's personalities because he's just that lazy with his job, he switches out Malcolm's usual casual clothes for suits and Lennon glasses.
  • Skewed Priorities: He thinks Pinky And The Brain splitting up is depressing enough to be considered America taking steps back after the plus of legalizing gay marriage.
  • Slasher Smile: As much as Critic deserves it, he sure looks pleased at the thought of torturing his boss with a baseball bat.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In the Fantastic Four (2005) review, he whores himself, Critic and Tamara out to the press, saying they're still amazing even when they've done nothing, and when press calls him out on it, he turns the guy into a video game character.
  • Sour Supporter: It's clearly not her reasoning, otherwise she wouldn't be so desperate to 'help' Critic, but Rachel only convinces him to go back to their boss by saying they could be out of a job if something bad happens. This is justified, as he's more than aware of racist tropes in scary movies and funnily enough doesn't want to die.
  • Stepford Smiler: Check out his blank happy smile even when The Monster Squad reveals that “Scary German Guy” is a holocaust survivor, or when they're trying to stop reality from getting to them. And while reality's Mind Rape makes him stop, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer shows he still has this trait, telling Tamara that Critic's solution for being mentally ill should just be repression.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: According to The Smurfs, Critic kidnapped him, and according to the first Hyper vlog, he's also Malcolm's Closet Key.
  • Straight Man: Most of his characters.
  • Straw Feminist: In Ghostbusters, he's on the side of Critic is sexist because he maybe didn't like the new movie and not for the actual sexist things he's done.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: When Tamara dresses up like a cowboy in The Monster Squad to get into Critic's boy club, it fools everyone and has Malcolm thinking “he's” hot. Rare example where the male character is (in-universe) Bi the Way already.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Befitting his role as Non-Action Guy and Stepford Smiler, he saves Critic from Schmucker by blowing up the latter's henchmen with babbling about nihilism.
  • Token Minority: He's the Black Kid in The Monster Squad review, and shows in the opening to Jupiter Ascending that he's irritated with people treating him like he has to represent all black people.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • In Care Bears Nutcracker, he gleefully tells Tamara that he likes the White Guilt films because Critic will be nice to him for a while and take him out for dinner after. She congratulates him on this plan. The end of The Matrix Revolutions is something similar, as after reassuring Critic that it won't be anything heavy, he and Tamara get their abusive boss to agree to have coffee with them and talk like equals for once.
    • In Demolition Man, his seashell idea makes Critic want to marry him and he's celebrated at a con. note 
    • In Planet of the Apes, when Critic makes racist comments and condescendingly boops him on the nose, he gets to punch Critic in the face with no repucussions.
    • According to twitter, Critic, in-universe Malcolm and in-universe Tamara are in a relationship, so he got the "bromance" and more with Critic that he'd wanted.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Althought is played as an episode joke, Malcolm wants to find all the pumpkin goodies he can find during The Shining Mini-Series review. Subverted in The Happening, as he's suddenly obsessed with oranges but that's just because he's being controlled by them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: While he latches onto Tamara like a Replacement Goldfish, he was friendly with Rachel yet happily tells Critic in Face/Off after her video that he's more interested in Cage month than missing her at all.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While he's unsettled by it, he makes Hyper think that her wish to Mind Rape Critic into loving her is totally okay, which is most likely the final push she needed to kidnap Critic at the end of Small Soldiers.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In Fantastic Four, along with Tamara and Critic, as he whores them out to the press and turns anyone who criticizes them into a video game character.
  • Waistcoat of Style: In Jurassic World, he looks very handsome in a brown waistcoat.
  • Weapon of Choice: Rebecca's baseball bat, fittingly enough. He's hit Critic in the face (and the groin) with it at least twice.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser:
    • In the Pixels behind the scenes, he says he's lost count of how many times he's been in drag.
    • In Jem, he happily takes Critic's and Tamara's place in drag and a wig for the executives to make a crappy 80s movie at the end.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In Eight Crazy Nights, Critic says you can click away from the review, and it cuts to Malcolm getting with Rachel. Critic, being a dick, separates the two and doesn't even let Malcolm get any booty from him either.
  • Younger Than They Look: In the Garfield behind the scenes where he's getting wrinkle make-up, he jokes about looking aged is a side-effect of working in CA.
  • You Know I'm Black, Right?: The thought is clearly on his face when he sees Fat Grandma for the first time.

    Satan 

Satan

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Made his debut in the Critic's review of Son of the Mask, where he tried to raise his daughter Evilina into a real spawn from Evil.

  • Adorkable: Shows his softer side every now and then, with Real Men Wear Pink thrown in there too. For example, the Spawn ending has him dancing with an army of Kermits and even Critic thinks it's endearing.
  • Affably Evil: He is both pleasant and cheerful when he runs into Santa Christ, giving the impression that he'd be someone you wouldn't mind meeting while he's not there to collect your soul.
  • Anti-Hero: How Malcom sees him at least, keeping the balance between Hell and everything else.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: In every appearance.
    • Satan arrived in time before the Son of The Mask DVD could destroy Santa Christ and the Critic.
    • Arrived in time before Peter the Producer could show Critic and Evilina all the Dr. Seuss movies and collects his soul as payment for his Deal with the Devil.
    • Was pursuing Shyamal-Amon who escaped from Hell in the Devil review and apprehended him once he revealed himself before he could talentbend Critic.
  • Badass Baritone/Evil Sounds Deep: Played straight for the most part, except when he says "what" in a normal tone.
  • Breakout Character: Alongside Santa Christ and Rick, Satan appears as a character in Jesus, Bro!.
  • Chick Magnet: Surprise, the Hot as Hell devil in a nice suit gets a lot of ladies.
  • Deal with the Devil: Pretty obvious, though in this case he was responsible for Critic's great Zod impression and Souless' success with bad Dr. Seuss movies. He also gave Aunt Despair demonic powers and would be more than happy to give Hyper Critic if she sold her soul over.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: People started to see him this way after the Shyamalan movie so he responded by acting like the devil from Spawn unfortunately he took inspiration from the movie instead of the comic
  • Domestic Abuser: The emotional kind. As stupid as Kim is made out to be, she still doesn't deserve to be called a whore for wanting her daughter to be good, and he and Santa Christ laugh about how he's never kind to her.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His Kermit the Frog form from the "Spawn" review.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted. Since he's trying to convert his daughter into Pure Evil, he's disgusted by cute shows like My Little Pony, The Care Bears and Dora the Explorer, while Bratz is not that bad for the purpose.
    • Played straight when he's shocked to learn that the Critic doesn't think Mike Myers was as funny as people tend to remember. Moreover, he's not exactly fond of the Dr. Seuss movies either, and seemed actively disgusted by Soulless.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: According to a panel at Midwest Media Expo, Doug apparently fangasmed over how cool Malcolm looked as the devil when he first saw him.
  • Fair Weather Friend: He and Critic might have a villainous friendship, but Malcolm says that he'd still hand Critic over like a toy to Hyper if she were to sell her soul.
  • Hero of Another Story: He tends to make appearances when the villains who make deals with him get out of hell or when their time is up. And with Malcolm headcanoning that he keeps the balance between hell and everything else, he comes off a lot more heroic than Critic or Reboot!Santa Christ.
  • Hot as Hell: It's lampshaded that he's sexy, and Doug had Even the Guys Want Him feelings when seeing Malcolm in the suit for the first time.
  • Hunk: While it's really Shya-Amon talking, Devil lampshades his attractiveness by having him be proud of his “pretty profile”.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Doug's Creator Thumbprint so even a devil has this trait. In Spawn, he feared he wasn't as popular as he used to be, so took notes from the movie even though it's awful.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Like Sage before him, is delighted by Critic's pain.
    Satan: (hears Critic scream in fear from fanged baby in Son of the Mask) That's my music!!!
  • Manipulative Bastard: At Midwest Media Expo, Malcolm-as-Satan says he would know exactly how to make Hyper make a Deal with the Devil: give her Critic's soul and let her play with him.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He dresses in a very sharp and stylish suit.
  • Mister Seahorse: In the shocking twist at the end of the fourth Nostalgic Commercials video, he reveals that he's pregnant!
  • Nice Hat
  • Only Sane Man: In reboot's Dysfunction Junction, he stands out at being good at his job, is happily evil yet a cool and collected Manipulative Bastard, and the only time he displayed issues was when he was Not Himself.
  • Papa Wolf: He's very involved with his daughter's upbringing as the Spawn of The Devil.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: When he casually sets his hell up in Critic's ass, he spends most of his time putting in nice plants. He also has a girly notepad in Spawn, and when Critic side-eyes, fiercely says to not judge him. He also has an adorable pink tentacle pen.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Thanks to his Nice Suit and red dress shirt.
  • Satan: Just not the horned devil kind.
  • Slasher Smile: In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, when he's proud of Evilina growing up so fast, i.e making Joe's life a misery (and mutilating him somehow) with her mind.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Satan Is Stylish. At Connecticon 2016 Doug said that it's actually Malcolm's own suit, and "it wears him beautifully".
  • So Proud of You:
    • He likes the way Critic's sadistic mind works. Critic hearing this and fluttering happily tells you all you need to know about where his brain is at.
    • He also tells Evilina this in Ghost Rider II, when she's learned to do horrible things to Joe with her mind.
    • At Midwest Media Expo, after Tamara says that Hyper would get Critic if she sold her soul, Malcolm-as-Devil tells her he likes the way she thinks.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: At the end of Dawn Of The Commercials.
  • Tough Love: He sent Evilina on a trip to Texas to help her grow up and hone her skills better, while still keeping contact and telling her how proud he is.
  • Transgender: Not confirmed one way or another, but Critic watches Mamma Mia! and because of the suffering involved, assumes he's actually female in a man's body.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Malcolm doesn't seem to think so. He posted a video debating whether it's OK for Satan to be a black guy.
  • Villain Decay:
    • Subverted in the review of Devil-it seems like he's lot more silly and stupid than normal... except the one who acts stupid is actually Shyamalan, while the real one is quickly shown to still be a Magnificent Bastard.
    • Played straight in the Spawn review, though, where his idea of taking over the world is getting multiple Kermit the Frogs to sing and he needs to be reminded how to be a devil just because a bad movie stopped making people take him seriously.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Critic sold his soul to him in The Cat in the Hat review, and Malcolm thinks that his character has power to give said soul away to, for example, Hyper if she wanted to Deal with the Devil.

    Dog Johnson 

Dog Johnson

Michael Bay's ghetto roomate.

    The Breaking of the Wind 

The Breaking of the Wind

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The mystical, living personification of the Fart Joke.

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    Shyamalan 

Shyamalan

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A once-promising film director who now prides himself on plot twists he likes but others find convoluted and lame. He appears wearing a mask and wearing a dark robe.

Played by Malcolm, Voiced by Rob.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Compared to the real-life Shyamalan, this one actively enjoys making awful films and revels in the destruction of the Avatar franchise.
  • Adorkable: When he's given the chance to, he shows he's actually adorably enthusiastic about his movies, despite not being good at them.
  • The Artifact: He wears an Amon mask since his first review was the Critic's The Last Airbender review, but he continues to wear it in later appearances that have nothing to do with Avatar.
  • Back from the Dead: In The Happening, Critic asks how come Shyamalan keeps coming back after dying at least twice in his reviews.
  • Beneath the Mask: Literally at the end of Lady in the Water, as he takes off his mask when Critic/Tamara/Malcolm indulge him, and is revealed to be genuinely excited about movies (if awful at them).
  • Big Bad: Of the much anticipated The Last Airbender review, and of the Devil review.
  • Black Cloak: Combines it with Malevolent Masked Man.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He boasts about being able to strip good actors of their talent and openly admits to making bad films on purpose.
  • Characterization Marches On: Before he actually appears in the The Last Airbender he appeared to be a Fire Lord Ozai parody, but when he actually showed up became a Amon parody.
  • Composite Character: He's based in appearance and methods on The Legend of Korra's Amon, wearing a black robe and mask and delivering a video taped threat similar to Amon's addresses to Republic City.
  • Creepy Monotone: He never raises his voice above a monotone, just like Amon.
  • Death Is Cheap: He reappears in the review of After Earth, where the Critic says he's already killed Shyamalan twice. Shyamalan proclaims that anything with his name attached to it makes no sense, and to go to a Linkara video if he expects continuity.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After his Villain Decay in After Earth, Critic helps him in Pixels to “sandlerize” Peter Dinklage instead of “shyamalanize”, and for his part he's thankful.
  • De-Power: He has mastered the art of "Talentbending". Just like Amon can strip benders of their Elemental Powers, Shyamalan can strip people of their acting ability.
  • Devil in Disguise: Inverted. He was disguised as The Devil in the "Devil" review.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Implied at the end of The Happening, as he sulks that Critic probably hates the movie, and when Critic says he finds it enjoyably bad, he's pleased and says he doesn't have to Mind Rape anyone else then. Confirmed at the end of Lady in the Water where Critic, Malcolm and Tamara give him the attention he wants, and he takes off his mask and talks excitedly about his movies.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As useless as he's portrayed, he's still the only enemy able to make Critic a literal Empty Shell, and would have done it again in Devil if he hadn't been stopped.
  • Past Victim Showcase: He shows Critic a talentbended Wahlberg in an attempt to get him to stand down, and shows Critic himself to Malcolm and Rachel before he tries to take their minds away too.
  • Red Baron: The "Fuck-Up Lord", as a parody of the Fire Lord from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During the shows original run when he reviewed Signs, the Critic expressed sympathy and pity for Shyamalan, claiming he has genuine talent for writing, acting, and directing, and made several great films, but was brought down to a joke due to a string of half-baked film ideas that flopped. Since the revival, Shyamalan is actively trying to the destroy the Avatar franchise, boasts of his ability to strip actors of their talent, and is generally a Card-Carrying Villain when it comes to being a horrible filmmaker.
  • Villain Decay: Starts off a a genuine threat in his first appearances, but latter grows harmless.
    • In the The Last Airbender and Devil reviews, he is depicted as terrifying everyone around him and require a Deus ex Machina to defeat him each time.
    • In After Earth, he just trolls the Critic rather than harming him and exits by doing a Woody Woodpecker-esque laugh and jumping through the ceiling.
    • In Pixels the Critic helps him “Sandlerize” Peter Dinklage, and he is thankful. Once he sees the results of this, even he thinks it is awkward.
    • In The Happening Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim get Shyamalized but Shyamalan is not directly responsible this time, and once the group finds out they are immediately cured. The Critic then admits that he likes The Happening in a So Bad, It's Good way, and Shymalan agrees to not Shyamalize anyone again. invoked
    • In Lady in the Water he genuinely seems to enthusiastic describing his movie idea to the director's at the poker game, even through they think his ideas are ridiculous. When the Critic summons him, the Critic and group are willing to talk to him about and Shymalan is eager to explain them.

    Bennie 

Bennie

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The Hitman Hyper-Fangirl hired to keep the Critic a Captive Date.

  • The Alcoholic: He agrees with Hyper that it's never too early to start drinking.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted in "Old vs New: Evil Dead", when he comes to save a hostage Critic from Hyper Boner, but gets distracted by the movies.
  • Big "WHAT?!": When both Critic and Hyper-Fangirl are lost for words during a stupid scene, Bennie is the first to voice a confused "What?!"
  • Bi the Way: According to Malcolm, Benny's the one he'd pick to play a male version of Stalker with a Crush to Critic, and in The Princess Diaries 2, he threatens to shoot Critic if he doesn't share the Playboy cartoons.
  • Cool Shades
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: He starts out just pointing his gun at the Critic completely deadpan. As the review progresses, he joins them with the commentary.
  • Guttural Growler: He's got a very gruff voice. It makes his Real Men Wear Pink shtick all the funnier.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While only a Punch-Clock Villain in the first place, he goes from indulging Fangirl's obsession by keeping Critic at gunpoint and forcing him to be a Captive Date, to blowing the lid on her plan and siding with Critic when he's telling her that what she feels isn't love.
  • Hired Guns: He's literally there to follow Hyper around while she makes Critic do whatever she wants, and to shoot Critic if he doesn't comply. Hyper thinks he blends into the background after a while, Critic doesn't quite agree.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Well, more of a heart than his employer, at any rate.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's good at his job. Really good. Insanely good.
    Nostalgia Critic: (picks up phone) Bennie, I need you!
    Bennie: (on the phone) I'm already there.
  • If I Can't Have You...: When Hyper replaces him with Devil Boner as her outlet for violence, he tries to assassinate her.
  • In Love with the Mark: At Midwest Media Expo, Malcolm said he's perfectly willing to play a male Stalker with a Crush to Critic, and thinks Benny would be the one to do it. So it's more like... “thinks the mark is hot but doesn't actually care about him”.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: To a much healthier, balanced extent than Critic. Bennie is Real Men Wear Pink, while Critic's issues with masculinity could go on for pages.
  • Lack of Empathy: Aside from the Pet the Dog moment at the end of Princess Diaries 2, he's Only in It for the Money and had no qualms about helping Hyper do whatever she wants to Critic for two weeks as long as he was paid.
  • Lima Syndrome: Malcolm said at Midwest Media Expo that he'd totally be fine playing a male stalker of Critic, and teases that Benny should be the one to do it.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Despite agreeing with Critic that Hyper is wrong, he really does think that the signs of a good relationship are bickering, manipulating, lying and insulting each other. To his credit he's embarrassed by it.
  • Moment Killer: For the good, as if he hadn't found the Transformers 4 tape, Critic would have kissed Hyper and completed the falling into Stockholm Syndrome.
  • No Social Skills: More than his employer, but he's far more likely to get what he wants by using his gun than actually even saying anything to the other person (who is usually Critic).
  • Not So Above It All: In Old vs New Cinderella, he proves he's not quite so Only Sane Man, trying to kill Hyper because she doesn't need him anymore, and having a dude-fight with Devil Boner.
  • Not So Stoic: Downplayed when he starts quivering at the idea that Hyper doesn't need him anymore, but played straighter when he has a great time talking about Evil Dead with Hyper Boner and laughs out loud with them.
    • He's surprised at how beautiful Hyper looks in her wedding, and looks choked up multiple times during the ceremony.
  • Only in It for the Money: When he's irritated at Fangirl for never learning her lesson about not leaving Critic alone, she gives him ten grand and he says he'll be there in ten minutes.
  • Only Sane Man: His calm demeanor is a welcome distraction from Hyper Fangirl being crazy and Critic being a (lampshaded) sexist hypocrite.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: The moment he sees a knife, he's ready to plunge it into Critic's back. Hyper has to be the one to stop him.
  • The Omniscient: He claims to know where everyone is at a given moment.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only takes part on kidnapping the Critic because Hyper Fangirl hired him. Outside of that, he is seen enjoying the testosterone collection with the Critic and even does jobs for in Spawn and (briefly) "Old Vs New Evil Dead."
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He admitted that he was crying like a bitch during Runaway Bride. When the review is over, he joins the Critic to watch The Expendables 3 while reading Jane Austen.
    • This evolves into a running gag, as he is seen in the Christmas Story II review cleaning a gun and reading Emma lamenting the fact that "Clueless is a fucking ripoff."
    • In Hyper's Q & A vlog, she says he lives with her and Devil Boner in their basement, and spends most of his time reading Jane Austen and polishing his guns.
  • Villainous Friendship: According to The Phantom of the Opera (2004) behind the scenes, Devil and him get on decently, and he spends his vacations down there.
    • He befriends Devil Boner at the end of "Old Vs New Cinderella" and betrays Critic's request for help to spend time with him and Hyper in "Old Vs New Evil Dead". According to Hyper, he lives with them and all are happy in this arrangement.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a completely black suit. This might be one of the reasons why Hyper thinks “he blends into the background after a while”. In the episode's commentary, Doug says that Malcolm looking handsome in the suit is why the character got popular in the first place.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: So good at stealth that he pulls one of these on Devil Boner while he was looking directly at him.
  • The Stoic
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He agreed (and bonded) with Critic in the end of Princess Diaries II that what Hyper was feeling wasn't love, but is back helping her in Christmas Story II. Lampshaded as Hyper says she'll never learn her lesson, and for ten grand neither will he.
  • Wild Card: He's on the side of whoever can pay him best.
  • Woman Scorned: A male example but his reaction to Hyper replacing him with Devil Boner is to try and kill her.

    Pencilhead the Troperaiser 

Pencilhead the Troperaiser

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A spoof of Pinhead, with pencils instead of pins.

  • Everyone Has Standards: He explains in great detail how great Stephen King's cliches are, and even he's bored by Critic's patentedly sappy speech at the end of the movie.
  • Humanoid Abomination
  • Shout-Out: He's a parody of Pinhead from Hellraiser.
  • The Spock: Says “this is fun” in a completely deadpan manner, and obsesses over Stephen King tropes instead of critically enjoying the movie.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: He loves Stephen King movies because the tropes bring him pain.

    Black Willy Wonka 

Black Willy Wonka

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  • Affably Evil: He makes no promises to not destroy anything, and suggests to caramelize Hyper's insides, all with a laidback smile.
  • Batman Gambit: Analyst Two is really Black Willy Wonka. He set out to make the horrible Dr. Seuss movies to make sure people remember the books, and will appreciate how great they really are now that they're contrasted against the adaptations. Though given that we later find out he likes to just be a dick for no reason and make up excuses after the fact, this might not be true.
  • Book Dumb: He's cunning, manipulative and has fourth wall powers, but thinks a passage from ''A Midsummer's Night's Dream” is rap lyrics.
  • The Chessmaster: He made the Seuss films purposely terrible and dated, assuming everyone would hate them (despite the review of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! having the moral be “you can like it if you want to”) so they would appreciate the books more.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Killing “the man who had got what he always wanted” and stealing all his belongings implies that the guy he killed was the original Willy Wonka.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is initially presented as the mastermind of The Matrix films at the end of the Reloaded review, but admits he was just working under orders from someone else.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: According to Doug he's married to Analyst 1 and does actually love him.
  • Evil Feels Good: He created all the bullshit around Ghostbusters because "being a trolling asshole is fun".
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: In “Spider-Man: Old vs New”, he calls himself a “popular holdover from the last review”, and in Matrix Reloaded he takes the place of Doug as a “creator” Critic talks to. Also in the 2015 DVD, he mind rapes Critic to get him to do what the audience wants.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In the tranquil fury sense. He'll caramelize anyone who disagrees with his views.
  • Magical Negro: Played with a little because his Dissonant Serenity is meant to be creepy, but his whole purpose is to make things go the way Critic wants them to and stroke his ego.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Played for laughs in Critic's review of his home movies, as he quite literally decides he should have Mind Rape powers.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: They had only just met for five minutes and he ends the Lorax review giving an uncomfortable Critic a big hug. As he'd also just told him he'd killed a man, this is most likely just to freak him out.
  • Only Sane Man: If only Critic had listened to his initial suggestion of just unfriending Hyper when she's trying to guilt him into being with her. Of course the second suggestion, liquefying her insides, isn't exactly sane, but Critic ends up wanting to do that more than once.
  • Scary Black Man: In a Soft-Spoken Sadist “acts like he's on your side but probably isn't” kinda way.
  • Softspoken Sadist: He speaks in a quiet, lilting voice, but he still killed a man and stole all his possessions.

    Barack Obama 

Barack Obama

     Cliff 

Cliff

  • Creepy Child: Unlike his nicer but traumatized sister(s), he gets excited about animals being hurt and has a concerning fascination with naked Barbies, though this has been downplayed from the Monkeybone review onwards.
  • Kid-anova: In a creepy way, as his 'playing' with a Barbie in Conquest Of The Commercials doesn't bode well for how he'll treat human girls.
  • Momma's Boy: In Lady in the Water, Aunt Despair is wrecked as ever and falls over, but he's still glad it's better than nothing.
  • No Name Given: Up until Hulk where it's revealed his name is Cliff.
  • Security Blanket: When Aunt Despair is pathetically reading him a bedtime story, he clings to a Waddles plushie.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: His sadism and harassment of the aforementioned Barbie were concerning enough, but assuming he's her only brother, Old Vs New Evil Dead suggests he once buried Hyper alive.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: It's only when his parents start scaring him more often does he go into enjoying animals being abused and being disturbing with Barbie dolls.

     D-Bag 

D-Bag

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  • The Antichrist: By the end of the I'll Be Home for Christmas review, it is revealed that D-Bag was the Devil's nephew.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: On the way to the Critic's place, he comes across a little kid who pours his heart out to D-Bag about how he could not go home for the holidays and be with his family. In reaction, D-Bag then burned the boy's house down just 'cause.
    • Somewhat deconstructed in that he deliberately wants people to hate him, but the Critic finds that far too easy to do and that his attitude isn't worth it.
  • Sadist: By every meaning of the word.
  • Strawman Political: Subverted in that he says nothing political while being evil, but from the way Critic treats him it's clear he's meant to be to a Trump supporter stand-in.

    Bill 

Bill

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  • Asexuality: Doug and Rob joke on the ReLife Project livestream that Bill is asexual.
  • Nice Guy: Every character he interacts with loves him and praises how nice he is. In "Flinstones: Viva Rock Vegas'', Critic says he's the only Bill he knows who isn't a cheater or a rapist.
  • Parody Sue: Let's see: He gets introduced without us knowing who he is, gets along with everyone due to him being a super nice person, can solve Hyper's and Devil Boner's relationship issues via convenient cuople therapy skills, was briefly the king of Iceland, and dresses in an over the top colorful fashion, similar how most Mary Sues are designed. He fits the bill.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He's created to mock this trope, appearing for the first time as the Critic asks him why movies don't introduce new characters and just assume viewers know them, though Critic insists he's always been there. He also turns out to be Benny's brother.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: His costume is best described as throwing whichever props were available on Malcolm and see which one sticks.
  • The Shrink: He works in therapy and is the only one who can handle Hyper Boner's crazy.
  • Talking with Signs: He does this at one point to give away subject of the next review.
  • Team Dad: He helps Hyper Boner's relationship, is the daddy in Harley's Daddy Little Monster shirt, and Critic freaks out because without Bill nobody will look after him.
  • The Voiceless: He communicates entirely in hums of varying pitch and tone.

Rachel Tietz' Characters

After Demo Reel ended, Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz started to perform in The Nostalgia Critic's skits and storylines, playing different characters.

    In General 

In General

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Rachel as herself.

  • The Alcoholic: According to The Christmas Tree review, she drinks right from the bottle in her spare time.
  • All Women Are Lustful: In Dawn of the Commercials, Rachel's Wicked Witch of the West is trying to seduce a henchman, the Critic and Marknote  from The Room and none of them catch on.
  • Attention Whore: When it comes to singing at least. During her and Malcolm's song in the Les Misérables review, she keeps trying to hide him from Critic's view with her fan.
  • Berserk Button: She'll put up with almost anything, but don't condescend to her. During The Shining review phone call, when Critic is being disgusting, she goes from guilt over 'abandoning' him to meta-ing that he's a horrible person. Of course she goes right back to “it's not his fault!” after he hangs up on her.
  • Bi the Way: Just a throwaway joke unlike Critic or in-universe!Malcolm, but she still had (disappointed) sex with the female Eight Crazy Nights.
  • Brainless Beauty:
    • Kim Kardashian, who attempts to cut an apple with a pizza slicer.
    • Also Tina A. from the Pearl Harbor review, the one flipping her hair in Dog's face all the time.
    • Because Doug admitted Put on a Bus to Hell, Rachel herself in the original Face/Off review.
    Rachel: I don't think this is what I signed up for. I mean, you have to act, remember lines, and create new characters every week.
    Tamara: That is what you signed up for. That is acting.
  • Break the Cutie: There was a trend to have her or her characters abused until tears or humiliated in some way, and the original Face/Off review had her tell Tamara this isn't what she signed up for.
  • Broken Bird: Working with Critic gave her some issues, as shown by her willingness to kill him in Master Of Disguise and how quickly she becomes a real Hysterical Woman in The Shining. Thankfully she gets better once she's free of him, and is more relaxed when it's just her and Malcolm.
  • Catchphrase: Tietz out.
  • The Chew Toy: Critic liked to dominate and toy with her the most while she was around, and when she left, moved onto Malcolm. (He fucks with Tamara too, but that's more of a Combat Sadomasochist thing.)
  • Characterization Marches On: She went from a Broken Bird to a lot more... Donnie Dupre-ish when she returns in the Nutcracker 3D.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As the Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman for the Catwoman review.
  • Converted Fangirl: In real life, Rachel didn't have much clue of Doug's work before Demo Reel, and in a vlog asked for entertaining Critic reviews. Signs became her favorite.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Not shown as much as Malcolm (who was only allowed to make it a clear character trait when RL!Malcolm improv'd in the vlogs), but she really wanted a “Happy Birthday” from Critic, and needed his attention in the Les Misérables review. She didn't get either.
  • Distressed Damsel: Given Malcolm is apparently only with Critic because he's been held hostage, it's safe to assume that she was with him for the same reason. Would explain the Break the Cutie and Sanity Strengthening when she got away from him.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: When Critic is locked in another room and Malcolm's around, she pretends that she was fine all along. But when Critic is scaring her again and Malcolm's gone, she goes back to a panic fit, and then switches to being in control when Malcolm comes in again.
  • Doting Parent: Kim Kardashian showed her little girl "age appropriate programming".
  • Drunk with Power: Justified reasons aside, she enjoys the ability to torture Critic with bloodbending way too much.
  • Dull Surprise: As Tara Reid.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Hyper Fangirl is a Female Misogynist who would rather bother all the men than have anything to do with Tamara, but thinks Rachel is beautiful and gets an interview with her.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She really tries to let Critic prove himself as the hero for the majority of The Last Airbender, but when his answer to saving the franchise is “do nothing”, she gives up and admits he's useless.
  • Forgotten Birthday: Ticks her off during the Master of Disguise review, and she tries to kill Critic several times.
  • Gag Boobs: Exaggerated with Tina A.
  • Girl in a Box: The original ending had Critic sending her off to California in literal shipping.
  • Guilt Complex: Even when she gets treated like shit in The Shining, she still calls Critic to make amends, feeling really bad for “abandoning” him.
  • Hair Decorations: Rachel!Katara instead uses big bows on her hair.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her big problem. Even in the Shining review, while she knows at heart that Critic is a horrible person, she keeps having faith in him, even saying it's not his fault after their abusive phone call, and he keeps failing her.
  • Hysterical Woman: In The Shining she's terrified to the point of tears and huddles in a corner having a panic attack while he tries to get in. It says something about the episode though that she still manages to be the Only Sane Woman too.
  • Informed Flaw: Doug in The Wicker Man (2006) commentary said he wrote her as very mean and brainless, but for the most part she was sensible and the Token Good Teammate, just had to play bitchy beauties in Critic's sketches.
  • Identical Stranger: In his review of The Uncanny Valley, Critic wonders what her character's job is (as it's never mentioned) and assumes she works as a Maggie Gyllenhaal stand-in.
  • Innocent Bigot: She has no idea what happens to black guys in movies and doesn't much care, and her first insult back to the (trans male) Critic is calling him a PMSing girl.
  • Large Ham: Given the website is home to both Diamanda Hagan and Team NChick, her overacting is in good company.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Was cast as a Hysterical Woman or a little girl personality a lot of the time, and usually had Hair Decorations/Girlish Pigtails coding to hammer it in.
  • Love Martyr: To less extent than Malcolm (who also knows at heart that Critic is awful and deserves to suffer) but it's notable how she immediately goes to “something must be hurting Critic” in The Shining review after he's abusive to her.
  • McLeaned: Critic's invoked “great idea” for her goodbye was to kill her gruesomely. For obvious reasons she doesn't want to come back and reshoot that.
  • Morality Pet: For Malcolm. She's nicer and more sensible than he is, so following her lead ends up in him doing the right thing, whereas with Tamara he shows off more a darker, more cynical side.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even the child character (Evilina) is sexualized with her bust accentuated.
    • In a commentary, Doug explained that he had a lot of problems finding a dress for Rachel to wear as Evilina, seeing how most women's costumes he could find were of the "slutty [character name]" kind.
    • Rachel talked about this in her vlog with Tamara, saying Doug was genuinely upset that they couldn't find any decent clothes for her and always asked if she was okay.
  • Nerd Nanny: She never got to be a fangirl of anyone or anything (not even RL!Rachel's love of JR Tolkien came through), mostly because she was having a horrible time, but Malcolm and Tamara have a bad time as well and they at least get to fanboy/fangirl occasionally.
  • Never My Fault: Being the Token Good Teammate she doesn't have a lot to feel bad for, but she blames Malcolm and Shyamalan for her torturing Critic with blood-bending, and her trying to kill Critic in Master Of Disguise on less that he's broken her and more that he just forgot her birthday. Speaking of breaking though, between The Last Airbender and The Shining, this trait was eroded and she has a well-trained Guilt Complex instead.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She wanted to help Critic in The Shining because she was positive that it wasn't actually his fault that he was acting so awful (even though he's been abusive to her before) and all she gets is abused even more.
  • Only Sane Man: Gets this role in The Shining, insisting that the Critic find something the miniseries did better than the Kubrick movie, as well as pointing out that his craziness is satirizing the movie rather than the miniseries.
  • People Puppets: Rachel!Katara makes the Critic review The Last Airbender.
    • Her abilities didn't work on Shyamalan, thought. His logic-defy was stronger than her blood-bending.
    • Sometimes she made the Critic hit himself just for fun.
  • Put on a Bus: As of the Face/Off review, Rachel has moved out to California.
    • Put on a Bus to Hell: Her original send-off, with Doug saying later that he'd written her as "being very mean and brainless" and is still upset that they had to do something else nicer because he'd deleted it accidentally. Also, the Ghost Dad-starting credits only have scenes of her being abused and crying, and not even Malcolm mentions her after she's gone.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: She's the only one who can see how Jack is far better in the mini-series than the Kubrick film, because she has enough empathy to see the tragic progression of a man who wanted to be good but was doomed to fail.
  • Sanity Strengthening: She's a lot better away from Critic, as when she's in California resting in the sun, she's able to not bow down to his demands to come back. In a later behind the scenes, Doug admitted to actually being jealous of how healthy and relaxed she looked in that footage.
  • Servile Snarker: Occasionally when she's reached the end of her patience with Critic. She mostly does it in The Shining review, which might tie in with how badly she gets treated later.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: Implied with her and Critic in a not particularly healthy way, as they slip extremely easy into abusive husband/abused wife whenever they're alone together, and she's both relieved and hiding her real pain feelings whenever Malcolm is in the picture.
  • Team Mom: Deconstructed. Plays Katara in The Last Airbender with a vengeful side, is Malcolm's Morality Pet but is also an Innocent Bigot, and doesn't want Critic to hurt himself even when that's not the case and he's just hurting her.
  • Territorial Smurfette: As shown in the Face/Off recreation, originally she would have tried to sabotage best friend Tamara being in another review because she wanted Critic for herself.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Every time she tries to kill Critic in Master Of Disguise, until he yells at her and she's just awkward.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • After suffering a lot of abuse from Critic (The Shining review in particular) and wanting to leave by Bridge to Terabithia, she gets to escape to California and due to Reality Subtext doesn't give into his demands of coming back and reshooting her sexist farewell.
    • Speaking of The Shining, while she has to deal with a lot of shit, she gets to deliver the speech at the end, and she and Malcolm are free from Critic for a while.
  • Token Good Teammate: She has her own issues and a vengeful side, but compared to Critic's Villain Protagonist, Malcolm being Weak-Willed and Tamara's sadism, she's the nicest and most willing to see the good in people.
  • Unfortunate Names/Never Heard That One Before: Yes, she's aware of her last name being like boobs thank you.
  • Valley Girl: Voices Kim Kardashian like this.

    Evilina 

Evilina

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Satan's spawn of Hell. Outside of that, she's like any other little girl who enjoys My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic a little too much.
  • Affably Evil: She is, basically, a happy-go-lucky adorable child. It would probably be easy to get along with her in a conversation if you didn't know she were a spawn of Satan and ignored her creepier comments.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Spends a lot of time staring into space with a vacant-eyed grin while her parents talk about her and while she's had some Cruel Mercy manipulation moments, doesn't have a whole lot of intelligence in her brain.
  • Anti-Villain: She's the Devil's daughter who knows how to hurt people, especially when it's Cruel Mercy, but she also gets lonely, cries when she's hit by the Critic, and isn't immune to just wanting to see women like her in a movie.
  • The Bus Came Back: She comes back for one scene during the Ghost Rider 2 review. Apparently, the Devil sent her off to Texas, where she learned to cause suffering to others through her mind. Which she demonstrates by dropping a jet onto Angry Joe.
    • She comes back again for the Ghost Busters 2016 review to tell the meninists how much she loved the movie.
  • The Cameo: In the review of Ghost Rider 2 she makes a brief appearance to cause Angry Joe some trouble.
  • Cool Crown: Wears a tiara.
  • Creepy Child: Can sound nice and innocent, then say something really disturbing, in the exact same tone as before.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her response to seeing an evil worse than Hasbro is an excited "ooh!".
  • Perpetual Smiler: Aside from when she's with Critic, she always has a happy face and perky voice no matter if she's being creepy or not.
  • Princess Phase: Yes, even the Spawn of Satan can go through this.
  • Put on a Bus: Possibly averted; apparently Rachel took the costume with her when she moved to California, and in commentaries Doug has mentioned the possibility of her still making appearances.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While still cutesy and Ambiguous Disorder, time away from Daddy (and Critic's abusive babysitting) has got her being able to torture people with Mind Rape, specifically Joe.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Was never all that bright, but at least got to be a Meta Girl Manipulative Bitch at the end of Son of the Mask. After that her intelligence steadily decreased.
  • True Blue Femininity: Wears a blue dress.
  • Vague Age: Doug has been unclear whether she's meant to be a little girl and Rachel is Dawson Casting it, or she's an actual grown woman who just acts like a young girl. The latter would make the Male Gaze slightly less creepy and would at least explain why she gets abused by others so much. Ghostbusters confirms she's supposed to be a young child around the same age as the little girls they show in the pictures.
  • Villain Decay: She definitely has a lot less agency in The Cat in the Hat than she did in Son of the Mask, and in Devil, where she started to play with the buttons instead of letting Critic and her dad leave the elevator.

    Rita Repulsa 

Rita Repulsa

The original Power Rangers villain who seeks to make the world suffer by airing Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie over the airwaves. She's played by Rachel, with Doug (badly) dubbing her voice.

  • Acceptable Targets: invoked The entire review is her trying to remind the world how stupid the show was.
  • D-Cup Distress: For a throwaway gag in Devil, she looks insulted when Santa Christ keeps taking pictures of her chest.
  • Disposable Woman: Double subverted. She dies first in Devil and the three men (Santa Christ, Critic and Shya-amon) who have all seen and done horrible things are disgusted by her dead body, but The Stinger has her alive and really Chultu in disguise.
  • Fan Disservice: Rachel wearing an outrageously pointed version of Rita's spiral-cone breastplate.
  • Hong Kong Dub: Parodied to a ridiculous extent. Doug doesn't even try to match Rachel's lip movements.
  • Large Ham: Just like the original, just exaggerated.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe. Zordon tells the Critic that Rita is their most embarrassing and pathetic enemy.

Tamara Chambers' Characters

After Face/Off, Tamara Chambers replaced Rachel Tietz as the Token Actress of the show. She also appeared as one of the Cat-Women in said review.

    In General 

In General

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Tamara as herself.

  • Break the Haughty: Critic tries to do this to her to in Ghost Dad as punishment for torturing him, but she gets her sadism back when he tells her he wasn't actually dead.
    • Crossing over with Break the Cutie because the episode shows off her Hidden Heart of Gold the best, but Disney Afternoon has her suffering a lot. Not in a physical way like Malcolm, but she's scared of Critic the moment he mood swings into anger with her, keeps getting her boundaries crossed (making her scream even), is concerned for Malcolm's abuse and gets mocked for 'only' sculpting a pick up truck out of rubber and ice.
    • Jurassic Park III implies that he may have actually succeeded a little bit, as he's always tried to degrade her by treating her like a little girl, and in said review she asks him to check her stomach because she's feeling sick, when she could clearly sort that out herself before.
    • In the TMNT Christmas Special, she suffers pretty badly (given that Malcolm's an unavailable zombie), in pain because of the apocalypse that Critic created and used as his footstool when she collapses. To her credit it doesn't take, as she snarks at him even when he's kicking her in the back.
    • In Demolition Man, she's scared of Critic's torture threats and is the one to get Police Brutality at the end while Malcolm gets (relatively) positive attention from Critic.
  • Broken Smile: As noted by Doug (who felt bad but not enough to stop), her smile gets more and more forced every time Critic insults her for what she's doing in The Wicker Man (2006). When he offers her a job, both her voice and face relax.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's both a Manipulative Bitch and far more honest than other stepford and repressed characters. She'll quite happily tell Critic how bitter she is against him and that she wants her revenge, or taunt him about how insane he is when nobody else wants to say anything.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In the beginning at least, as Critic's Victim Blaming at the end of Ghost Dad initially upsets her, but then she Tranquil Fury decides to make him wish he were dead.
  • But Now I Must Go: After she got the Critic to comment on the "Not the Bees!" meme with torture she departs the studio to go get others to watch The Wicker Man. Subverted in five minutes when the Critic catches up to her and offers her a job.
  • Buxom Is Better: She gets the most cleavage shown in Catwoman and ergo the most gaze.
  • The Cast Show Off: invoked As Anne Hathaway!Catwoman, when she started to sing about her shattered dreams.
    • Again in the Editorial of "Let It Go."
    • She sings a Groin Attack version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” while beating the shit out of Critic at the end of Ghost Dad.
    • The Phantom of the Opera (2004) gives her three songs, along with an Incredibly Long Note at the end of "Hyper Fangirl", and the commentary has Beth and Doug gushing over how amazing her voice is.
  • Cathartic Scream: When they're beating on Critic's character in a Rise Of The Commercials skit, she screams in his face while he's cowering on the floor.
  • Cat Smile: She has a very Natalie Dormer-like smirk in instagram pictures.
  • Celeb Crush:
  • Character Development: In Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, she's completely naïve to Critic's Christmas crazy and has no clue how to cope with Malcolm taking advantage. By Rocky and Bullwinkle she does.
  • Church of Happyology: Seems to be a member of the "Church of Wasted Lives".
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: By The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, she's become Critic's carer when he goes whacked out, while Malcolm takes advantage and tries to get him to kill himself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: To go with Critic's Combat Sadomasochist. Even her suggestions in The Swan Princess are for Odette “to sneak up behind him and knock the fucker out” or for Rothbart to threaten someone she loves so she'll have to do what he wants.
  • Comfort Food: In Disney Afternoon, when Malcolm has been beaten so badly he's unconscious on the couch and she tries to get him to the hospital but Critic stepfords that it's not allowed, she grabs a chocolate bar, obviously stressed.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: When she's shyamalanized in The Happening she spews a load of it about the ramifications of evil.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: Though not by choice. Critic makes her wear a “sexy Dorothy” costume as both “punishment” and finding it appealing to humiliate her.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: In Hyper's second vlog, she wants to remake Cats Don't Dance into a live-action film because “serious whisper I love cats”.
  • Crosscast Role: Skits where Doug is the adult and she's playing the younger version of him are common.
  • Crossdresser: In The Lorax opening she is dressed as a young boy who is hanging around a Giving Tree-like tree. In The Monster Squad, she dresses up like a cowboy to get in with Critic's “boy club”, and is good enough to fool the idiots. When she acts like this is important at the end, Critic dismisses her because in his world crossdressing is just casually done. RL!Tamara lampshaded this, saying you could probably guess what gig was the girly pretty commercial and what was the Critic shoot.
  • Cute and Psycho: Tortures Critic in The Wicker Man (2006) review, knocked out Rachel in the original Face/Off storyline, and was just as crazy as the other catwomen.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's the shortest member of Critic's team, yet is the one to give the most No Holds Barred Beatdowns. Mostly to Critic himself.
  • Dark Action Girl: Her first two choices for what fictional world she wants to live in is either Lost or The Hunger Games, both franchises where Everything Is Trying to Kill You.
  • Defiant Captive: In We Wish You A Turtles Christmas, she still snarks at Critic even when he's using her a footstool and kicking her every time she speaks. Sure she gets eaten by Malcolm-Zombie, but so does he.
    • While Malcolm's afraid of Film Brain in Dreamcatcher, she very easily gets away and manages a Brexit reference while she's at it.
  • Desperately Craves Affection:
    • In a tsundere fashion. She's disgusted by Critic majority of the time, but still wants his care and to work for him.
    • 2007-Critic uses it to his advantage when she's about to shoot him with a bow and arrow, promising her and Malcolm that he'll use them more than present-Critic. She just gets used as a tripod.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In The Fly (1986), she looks up who's playing the woman and gets distracted by the Geena Davis pretty.
  • The Ditherer: In the fourth vlog, Hyper complains at her for not being able to make up her mind on what fictional universe she'd rather live in.
  • Dominatrix: RL!Tamara fueled the ship by 'revealing' in her answer video that her character beats up Critic every week, the audience just doesn't see it happen for... reasons. She's also joked about wanting to make a video where she walks Doug like a dog.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She defeated the reality monster, got a new laptop and crossdressed to be in Critic's boy club, but he dismisses everything she did for him.
  • Empty Shell: Joked about (but assured on Instagram that she wasn't) in Army of Darkness when she says her slogan should be "I'm Tamara and I feel nothing".
  • Establishing Character Moment: At the very start, she really enjoys creeping Critic out, but also wants him to remember and praise her.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: When Critic gets Malcolm's mom in at the end of Disney Afternoon, she squees about the possibility of him getting her mom as well.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's upset and wants to call an ambulance when Critic punches Malcolm so hard (for reminding him of the DuckTales theme song) that he's unconscious and Critic has blood on his hands.
    • While she loves torturing, dominating and insulting Critic, she's disgusted by, in “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”, Malcolm making him Not Himself and docile by giving him a chill pill patch. But thing is, she ends up regretting this when she bears the full brunt of Critic's insanity.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: There was apparently a #GayForTamara hashtag on Twitter after she posted pictures of herself as Wonder Woman for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She refuses to be Ana for a Fifty Shades of Grey review, much to Critic and Malcolm's perverted annoyance. (Although she would have been happy with a Gender Flip version.)
  • Evil Laugh: She has a very scary laugh...what's more, it's her normal laugh.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When she's brainwashed as Tammity, her voice is much lower even before Critic and the audience find out she's evil.
  • Fangirl: She loves Frozen enough to dress up like early!Elsa and tease Critic about the extreme number of “Let It Go” videos. Disney Afternoon has her also being a fan of My Little Pony, reconnecting with her childhood through a Pinkie Pie doll.
  • Female Misogynist: The cat-women hated Halle Berry and each other, and the original goodbye storyline for Rachel had her and Rach be just as catty to each other (in real life they're best friends) because Tamara wanted to be in Critic more.
  • Friendly Enemy: She and Beth Elderkin from Shark Jumping (who, like Rachel, is good friends with Tamara in real life). They sing about it to the tune of "Defying Gravity".
    Beth/Tamara: It isn't right, but I guess we're frenemies/The stupid plot has made us frenemies/ I think we'll have to become frenemies/Cause girls can't get along.
  • Friend to All Children: From her Cuteness Proximity over a singing fetus in the Frozen video, and squeeing with Malcolm over the young attorney general of Crimea, she seems to have a soft spot for kids.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Stops and pushes back The Wicker Man (2006) ending credits (with no sound and the regular Slasher Smile) to torture Critic some more.
  • The Gadfly: When there's no danger of anyone else (especially not her) suffering for it, she takes great, almost fetishy, joy in fucking with Critic's head.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Doug confirms in the Disney Afternoon commentary that while she has plenty of problems, she's still better than Critic.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: When she's brainwashed in Matrix Month, she's in a leather catsuit that barely does up over her cleavage and, when it rips, Critic takes a peek at her ass. At least Malcolm could move freely in his Morpheus costume.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: In The Adventures of Pluto Nash, she's upset that she can't have a day off to 'get drunker than someone who's watched the movie'. And in the "Third Titanic Movie", she and Malcolm drink Critic's Jagermeister planet.
  • Hates Being Touched: Critic just putting his hand on her shoulder makes her give the look of death, and his childishly hugging her makes her feel even worse.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Hyper asks her if her Official Couple thing with the Critic is just for show and she angrily replies that everyone keeps asking her this and she has a RL boyfriend.
  • Hero Antagonist: She really does have things wrong with her brain and her methods are extreme, but Doug confirmed in the “Disney Afternoon” commentary that between her and Critic, she's the one people are meant to root for.
    • For The Monster Squad, she saves Critic from crushing depression because reality seeping in (literally, “reality” is the monster) and is never thanked. In fact he denies she even did anything.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: For all her evil and snideness, her childhood is still ponies, she's excited to potentially see her grandma, and she's genuinely concerned for Malcolm after Critic beats the shit out of him.
  • Hot Scientist: In the two episodes when Critic ramps her and Malcolm's intelligence up because he's lazy, Malcolm gets to wear a nerdy suit while she's - while obviously sciencey - in fetishy gloves at the end of Food Fight and a corset that goes full Male Gaze in The Swan Princess.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's half the height of Critic, which makes it worse when a Doug character is scaring her, but better when she has the upper hand.
    • The Princess Diaries II lampshaded and exploited how intimidating the height difference can be, with the camera angles making him looking taller and her even shorter while he looms over Hyper and yells.
    • Possibly learning from how freaked Rachel was from filming The Shining, the behind the scenes of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” reveals that Doug wasn't actually screaming in Tamara's face and filmed her reaction separately, avoiding the uncomfortableness of this trope in real life at least.
  • Hypocrite: She's pretty sexist herself, wanting to Cat Fight Rachel originally because for some reason she wanted the token chick space on Critic, and also using a misogynist stereotype to lure men in during The Wicker Man (2006) review, but hates Hyper Fangirl's sexism. (mostly because it's directed at her)
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She's the only one allowed to fuck with Critic's head and hurt him it seems. She's legit concerned about someone doing harm to him at the end of “Top 11 Worst Avatar Episodes”, she saves him from reality making him depressed in The Monster Squad, and she's disgusted with Restraining Bolt Malcolm put him in during Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
  • Identical Stranger: Critic calls her Ayra Stark in her first review appearance, likely referring to the similar personality as well as the babyface.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Aside from wanting to live in Lost or The Hunger Games, she wants to be in the Marvel universe so she can have a power, or be Kim Possible.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In The Monster Squad, she outright asks Critic and company if she can join with her own midlife crisis. It's only when they insult her does she get guarded again.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While they hurts her enough to make her eyes roll back, she defeats the “reality monster” in The Monster Squad with internet comments.
  • Innocently Insensitive: While it's not really on the same level as what he did to her throughout Disney Afternoon, and it's not serious mocking like she's done in other episodes, she laughs and pushes Critic when his mom (Doug's actual mom note ) yells at him to do his homework, having no clue about the extent of/reason behind Critic's Mommy Issues.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Played with. She's not even the bad guy (as Doug points out, you're meant to be on her side rather than Critic's) and her stepford gaslighting shtick in The Wicker Man (2006) was just a shtick, but she does genuinely have issues and they usually manifest in being violent.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Despite her short stature, she still manages to pull off playing Wonder Woman, arguably the most iconic Amazonian Beauty.
  • The Lad-ette: When Critic girls her up in "Disney Afternoon", she immediately complains about having to wear loads of Hair Decorations.
  • Large Ham: She manages to be even more hilariously exaggerated than Rachel.
  • Loads and Loads of Roles: Lampshaded in The Exorcist, where she came off filming Freddy vs Jason that had her in lots of different make-up, and apologizes for her face looking so scrubbed.
  • Loony Fan: She's introduced with a psychotic love for The Wicker Man (2006) remake, though she's a regular fangirl for other things.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: While holding Critic up for torture in The Wicker Man (2006), she goes between pleasure at his pain and business-like telling him to do what she wants. No wonder he ended up thinking she was Abusively Sexy.
  • Made of Iron: After drinking Critic's Jagermeister planet, she and Malcolm end up drunkenly flying into the sun. Pretty sure they'll be fine.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In The Wicker Man (2006). Malcolm lampshades this by defending his actions to Critic with “she was very persuasive!”
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Critic. She's a ladette sociopath who would rather crossdress than be the Ms. Fanservice, while he consistently either doubts his own gender or feels uncomfortable in it, and crossdresses plenty too.
  • Meta Girl: She gets the most invoked fandom nods regarding Critic being a dick, like taunting him on his Gilded Cage in The Wicker Man (2006) and bemoaning that she thought she'd like him better dead in Ghost Dad.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Catwoman loved her cleavage, Critic takes her on because he thinks of her as Abusively Sexy, and she almost successfully flirts with Spoony and Snob to make them do Wicker Man reviews. She's also exploited as "Sexy Dorothy" in Ghost Dad. And to generate hype for the game show, Tamara tweeted a picture of herself in a Little Black Dress, heels and pink handcuffs. And another one, in an even more cleavage-happy dress.
  • Mysterious Woman: There's a lot of questions raised but unanswered with her. For example, in The Monster Squad, she's terrified of “reality” but it never gets said why. Compare that to when Critic sees the monster, and he gets taunted by all his money problems.
  • Never Heard That One Before: Her response to being called a "hobbit chick" in the hate comments video is this along with "do you write for Family Guy.
  • Nerves of Steel: Disney Afternoon. While she's obviously afraid and not having a good time when Critic gets in his Psychopathic Manchild mood, she knows what the wrong thing would be to say unlike Malcolm (who innocently presses his berserk buttons and gets punished), and keeps her cool even when he points a BFG at her.
  • The Nicknamer: She talks in Blazing Saddles about how, like Doug, she doesn't retain names all that well, and also how, like Doug, the comments are sure to violently correct her.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: There's a Hidden Heart of Gold buried in there somewhere, but most of her personality and typecasted characters are based around how strange and creepy she is.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: At the end of The Swan Princess. Different from her usual Evil Laugh, as it's more a high-pitched cackle at getting one over Critic.
  • The Nose Knows: While played as a joke, she's the only one who realized that the studio smelled of dynamite before Film Brain told them. note 
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: Reality in The Monster Squad makes her scream and run away at first, and she's clearly still scared when she confronts it, but is able to defeat it with internet comments and save the boys (who treated her awfully and it's not like she had to help them).
  • Not So Above It All: In Disney Afternoon, while she's pissed off and awkward with Critic playing with her and Malcolm for his re-enacting the afternoon's theme song, she's just as into it as he is when the Gummi Bears theme song plays.
  • Not So Different: A common trend between her, her characters and Critic. She screws with the forth wall in The Wicker Man (2006), he literally blows it apart in every instance of the opening theme. Malice asks him three times in Alice in Wonderland (2010) if he's sure he's not as crazy as her, and ends up thinking he's more psychotic than she is. Even goes into the Hyper Fangirl where her choice to stalk Critic is shot like a "Review Must Go On" parallel, and 'Tamara' is as frustrated with her as Doug is with Reboot!Critic. Tamara even mocks him for it in the first review, saying they're both too crazy and he'd need to bring a ton of sane and rational people in to level out their insane playing field.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: The Swan Princess gives her a white corset, and camera shots go right to her bust with not even her face in frame.
  • Older Than They Look: She's in her mid-twenties, but has a babyface that makes her look younger. Lampshaded by Jon Bailey when he did a voiceover for her make-up tutorial.
  • Only in It for the Money: She only goes along with the Humiliation Conga of Ghost Dad because she'll be out of a job otherwise. And in Robocop 2014 she works with Critic and the chart guys to make big return movies with as little effort as possible.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Saying something about rl!Tamara's abilities, they managed to do this early on. Having the character be scared of Critic in Disney Afternoon even just a minute in, shows how deep in Sanity Slippage he's being.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When she gets Super Strength in Fantastic Four (2005) review, she immediately destroys a building and calls herself the clobberer.
  • Poisonous Friend: Has poked Critic's bitterness and Fatal Flaw of being desperate for money ever since she arrived, sometimes just to fuck with him, other times because he's reality warped her into enabling him, and every so often she's into Money, Dear Boy herself. In The Smurfs, he eventually punches her out for non-stop telling him to do Fantastic Four (2015) movie.
  • Properly Paranoid: In the “Top 11 Worst Avatar Episodes”, she's worried that someone out there will do something bad to the Critic because of the title. He dismisses her, but she's right. the someone is Dante Basco.
  • Reluctant Beauty: She joked in Young Frankenstein that her reaction to getting hit on in real life is usually a pained face and a wary groan.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: By the fifth hyper vlog (at which point she's been working with him for a year), she's so frustrated by all the make-up and slutty costumes Critic makes her wear that she's desperate for another girl to talk to. And later when she learns that Linkara's characters don't have to wear Poison Ivy costumes, she wants to work for him.
  • Replacement Goldfish:
    • While we get no insight into them other than how they revolve around Critic, she could be considered as Malcolm's replacement for Rachel. It would explain why he got attached to her so quickly and always follows her lead.
    • She's a short psychotic brunette who Critic wants to make him suffer and also push her temper. It's like a much more abusive, much less equal version of his pre-comeback relationship with the Chick. There's also Alvin and the Chipmunks, where he misses Chick and there's Tamara in his tie and dancing/song-battling him at the end like he did with the former in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Hollywood Personality Disorders: She's introduced with a glee for sadism and will go to extreme manipulative lengths to get a man in pain, which Critic harnesses both to be a Bastard Girlfriend for him and to push her buttons by exploiting the vulnerable side of her that appears more later on.
  • Sad Clown: The Nostalgia Critic 2018 intro seems to hint that Tamara is one, going from laughing and smiling in her intro credit before chugging down a bottle of alcohol.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Stated as much by Critic at the end of The Wicker Man (2006), as he wants someone there to just obsessively hurt him (and be punished likewise) because views go up when he's in pain.
    • Noticeable in “Ghost Rider 2”, where she only has two short appearances as two different characters, and they're both a fuck-buddy to a Doug-played character. (both also either get killed or left with a smoking vagina)
    • Possibly lampshaded when Tammity (who is clearly Tamara) ends up telling Critic she's madly in love with him, much to his and Malcolm's annoyance. She also tries to grope him later.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: She's wearing Critic's tie when she's acting as his (sorta) chipmunk-Distaff Counterpart in the Alvin and the Chipmunks review.
  • Shipper on Deck: She tells Malcolm “good job” when she learns that every time Critic watches a film about racism, he takes Malcolm out on a date to dinner.
  • Skewed Priorities: When she thinks she, Malcolm and Critic are going to die at Film Brain's hand, she's at least glad that Pinky and the Brain are still together.
  • Slasher Smile: Has one on for most of the The Wicker Man review.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In “Are You Sick Of Let It Go”, she sings “I don't care, I sing it so well, I'm like Idina Menzel”, complete with Hair Flip.
  • The Smurfette Principle: As much as she dislikes Hyper, she missed her while she was gone because she was tired of being the only girl.
  • Stealth Expert: Hyper must have got lessons from her, as she's constantly just behind Critic in The Wicker Man (2006).
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Her reintroduction in The Wicker Man review.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: Justified in Disney Afternoon, as even though she's apparently a sculptor who can make cars out of ice and this never comes up again, she was new at this point and so could still be fleshed out, has low self-esteem about it for some reason, and Critic crushes her even more.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Pretty much. Replaces Rachel as a Cute and Psycho Ms. Fanservice Token Chick, but while Rachel also got Break the Cutie, Tamara is Darker and Edgier.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After all her frustration at being the only girl in Critic's sausagefest, the Shark Jumping Glee musical review has her sing with Beth Elderkin about being friendly enemies, and said review even lampshades how fucked up it is that she's so isolated.
  • Tranquil Fury: Her reaction to Critic trying to Break the Haughty in Ghost Dad is to go from upset to a very calm deciding to bring all the pain possible.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: While it's justified because of him trying to Break the Haughty, when she grabs the Idiot Ball (like in “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” removing Critic's Restraining Bolt) it's a lot more noticeable because she was in so much control in The Wicker Man (2006) review.
  • Tsundere: The harsh kind. She'll tell Critic off for his crap, mess with his head and dominate him, but she melts when she thinks he's saying he needs her in The Monster Squad, and cares about him in a Hidden Heart of Gold sense.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: In The Wicker Man (2006) review. It's just a The Vamp act though, and while she is indeed crazy, she's actually The Lad-ette.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, she thinks she's in a Christmas special where cynicism takes a backseat for once in favor of the truly holiday spirit, but Critic makes it rapidly clear she's actually in a show with someone who is really fucked up and is only going to get worse at Christmas.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She's completely fine with the idea of Malcolm being the Ana to Critic's Christian, but only gets upset when both men want her to be the Ananote 
  • Yandere: In the original Face/Off video she knocked out Rachel and eventually succeeded in replacing her all because she wanted to be on Critic again and Critic liked her being more of a Bastard Girlfriend than Rachel's often Hysterical Woman. (which was his own fault)
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In the end of Disney Afternoon, she's excited to potentially see her mother, but as Critic was too lazy to get her from California, she gets Fat Grandma instead and looks disgusted with it.
  • Yoko Oh No: In-universe, Hyper treats her like this because her Masochism Tango with Critic, and doesn't believe He Is Not My Boyfriend.
  • Younger Than They Look: Much like Malcolm's joke up above of working for CA ages you, Rob did the same for Tamara in age make-up. She joked that at least she managed to hold out for a while.

    Malice 

Malice

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  • Affably Evil: She's sweet and friendly a good chunk of the time, but is also an escaped mental patient who will casually and brutally murder people for the pettiest of reasons.
  • At Least I Admit It: While she is indeed crazy and dangerous, she makes it quite clear that Critic is far more broken than she is.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For a value of “nice”. While she's being patient, she's perfectly friendly, but piss her off too much and she'll kill you horribly. Critic even complains that she'd be really sweet if it weren't for the whole murder thing.
    Malice: Well. I tried to be nice. Excuse me.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: As the review goes on, she gets more and more blood on her. Critic's creeped out, but she's done it so much she doesn't mind.
  • Cute and Psycho: She is even stated to have escaped from the American McGee Mental Institute to try and prove she's not crazy. Her apron also shows this by having a kitty emoticon on one side and an angry face on the other.
  • Cuteness Proximity: While she used her Knife Nut side to make it happen, she's genuinely endeared by Critic's Burton shrine.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Before she displays politeness and concern for him being okay, she's first seen towering over Critic, unsmiling, with Dramatic Thunder and fog behind her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's a psychotic killer but she also gets panicky at Critic's Underland rant, hides behind her hair when he goes as far as to say “Care Bears In Wonderland” was a better adaptation, and is certain he's escaped from an asylum when he gets Pretty Fly for a White Guy.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: The red and black eyeshadow is a clue that she's not as polite and nice as she seems at first.
  • Expy: Of the version of Alice from the American McGee's game.
  • Fake Brit: Invoked.
  • Hates Being Touched: The only time when she starts losing her composure, in a nod to the abuse in the game where she's from, is when Critic grabs her shoulder and stays touching her while having a rant.
  • Hidden Depths: Even before she hides her face with her hair, Critic raising his voice in his rant about Underland while also gripping her shoulder gets her notably distressed. As she's based on the sequel for American McGee's Alice (as she mentions escaping from the asylum and she thinks Critic has as well) which has a sexually abusive doctor, it's understandable for her to be so.
  • Knife Nut: She kills everyone with a giant knife. She even holds it up to Critic when he hits her and makes him back off, and again when she has his home videos. She quite happily stabs Dorothy to death in "Freddy vs Jason''.
  • Long-Lost Relative: All the creators involved like the idea that she's the long lost sister of Evilina.
  • Meaningful Name: A character called "Malice" isn't a Nice Girl, what a shock.
  • Meido: She's anything but invoked moe and subservient, but the way she's dressed resembles this style and immediately makes Critic (who had already been dressing Tamara up in outfits that would embarrass her) assume she's from The Addams Family maid café.
  • Morality Pet: They're awful together, but she's willing to destroy the world to make Carrot Juice less sad.
  • Psycho for Hire: As a one-off moment, she and Critic get attacked by a monster who writes bad movies, and all he has to do is nod to her and she destroys said monster with Giant Foot of Stomping.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Exaggerated, as she has a Girly Run, a posh accent and a polite disposition while showing that she's also an Ax-Crazy Knife Nut who can make Critic whimper when he tries to assert power over her.
  • Softspoken Sadist: Even when she's torturing people she keeps her prim and proper demeanour, and hides behind her hair when Critic goes on a rant.
  • Stealth Expert: Parodied when she kills Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp in the split second that Critic turned his head away.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Alice in Wonderland (2010) had a lot of parallels to The Cat in the Hat, and Malice is like a smarter, more-in-control version of Evilina that Critic can soapbox his points to.
  • The Bus Came Back: She made a return appearance in Critic's review of Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Vague Age: Tim Burton calls her a creepy girl of indiscernible age.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Exploited with one of Tamara's profile pictures.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She's back in the studio with Critic at the end of Alice in Wonderland (2010), and they even have a bit of Villainous Friendship going, but she's never been seen again aside from being in the theme montage. She does cameo in "Freddy Vs Jason", but her relationship with Critic still isn't explored. Although she did made a recent appearance in Critic's review of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

    Hyper Fangirl 

Hyper Fangirl

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  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • When Critic realizes that she likes him, he immediately Oh Craps and tells her he's not going to have sex with her before trying to get rid of her feed.
    • As vlogs went on, and while he's her main obsession, her targets expanded beyond Critic, and none of them were interested. Snob only agreed to go on a date with her because he's bored, Malcolm talks the most to her but he's still made uncomfortable, and both Spoony and Linkara think she's gross.
  • Abusive Parents: According to Doug and Tamara at Connecticon, they like the idea of Hyper being Aunt Despair's daughter, which would explain why she (Hyper) gets randomly angry when Critic calls AD a bitch even when he's had a phone dropped on his face. In Cinderella Old vs New, while Critic identifies with "gaslighted from childhood", she relates to "fragile Control Freak parent pushing towards abuse".
    • In her Q&A, this becomes canon onscreen, yet she doesn't seem to consider them abusive and calls them great.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: In her third vlog, her glasses slip when she has a rare moment of confessing she finds it difficult to get through the weeks, and she pushes them up by the corner with her whole hand before going right back to blissful ignorance.
  • Aesop Amnesia:
    • A running theme seems to be her getting pouty at Critic's rejection, and then five minutes later deciding she needs to stalk him harder.
    • In the Phantom commentary, anytime she comes up, Doug talks about how he fretted about having her regress because he loves HyperBoner so much and that it was good she moved on, but decided to do it anyway because watching Hyper chasing Critic with the knowledge that she's happy with Devil Boner makes her behavior all the more tragically/hilariously awful.
    • In her Q and A video, referencing the end of Princess Diaries 2, she says she didn't even need to learn anything, but Critic needed the love lesson.
  • The Alcoholic: At the end of Cinderella Old vs New, she admits she's always drunk. Her Q&A also establishes her as enough of a lightweight that she gets drunk after a can and a half of light beer.
    • She also seems to drink a lot with Devil Boner, having been drunk on their hot air balloon date and drinking nightly in their hot tub. The first thing they do after getting engaged and after getting married is go get drunk.
    Hyper: Hooray for booze!
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The Pretty Boy Onceler, the emo version of Spider-Man, and of course Critic. When Critic yells in her face for getting into the studio, she just wants to marry him all the more.
    Critic: [seeing the “marry me/hold me” text on the screen] ...this can't end well.
    • Played with in regards to Devil Boner, who's definitely an Ax-Crazy bad boy, but she only gets into him after his feminist rant and they genuinely love each other.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Towards the Critic, who only wants to be very distant friends, while still being very creeped out by her. But when she gets worse with the stalking, that False Friend act dies and he threatens to kill her. She still adores him.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: In a parallel to the post-TRMGO Doug/Critic relationship, she has interaction with Tamara who treats her like she's an obnoxious child. This morphed into quasi-girlfriends, with Tamara wearing Hyper's shirt and Hyper showering at her place.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Downplayed, since she's clearly okay identifying with the label of "girl", but seems pretty loosely connected to that, crossdressing as Spider-Man and Critic and mentions that she wants to grow stubble. At the end of "Old vs New: Cinderella'', she's grateful at Devil Boner considering her "an honorary dude" sometimes and female at other points.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She's definitely not well, but it's hard to pin down what mental illness she has outside of having delusions, violently not being able to cope with reality, and not understanding the most obvious of social cues.
  • Anti-Role Model: Like Douchey being a lesson in the wrong way to tell Doug about the mistakes he's made, she's a lesson in how not to express love for him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Tamara's very blunt about considering the character "a crazy bitch". She wouldn't be remiss without the standard Misery reference.
    Critic: And did that dream also involve toe decapitation?
    Hyper: Sometimes.
    • A good random example would be in the Anime Midwest video, where she sees Doug walking by and suddenly decides to freak him out by pretending to recreate the Psycho shower scene with him.
  • Bad Liar: In her third vlog she says she has loads of questions to ask, but her caption immediately clarifies she doesn't really and she's “lying so hard”.
  • Bi the Way: Despite her misogyny and latching onto men, the only nice things she's said about other women is their attractiveness: Velma's her “homegirl” who she based her look on, and all she can say about Mary Jane Watson and Rachel Tietz is that they're hot. Even with Tamara, she steals the Seuss-zero drink just because it came out of her ass. Her Q&A removes the ambiguity, as she openly admits to having multiple girl crushes and settles on Carrie Fisher as her biggest one.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Tamara, Rob and Doug have all tried very hard to convince people that she's a horrible person, and for all her deluded cutesyness, she's demonstrated time and time again that she doesn't give a crap about what Critic actually wants. For example, in a panel (and vlog, she asks him to build a snowman with her and he says “if I say yes, will you go away and never bug me again?”. She very happily says no. he gives her a hug and they go off together, but he runs back after having pushed her off the balcony.
  • Blind Without Them: When her Nerd Glasses fall down accidentally, she says she's gone blind.
  • Broken Smile: The end of Old vs New: Spider-Man has the camera staying on her face with a blissed out frozen grin at how she's wearing Critic's clothes and the thought of forcing him to love her. The same in Small Soldiers when she's standing over Critic's bed and is about to kidnap him.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: She gets drunk off her "adult beverage of choice", two cans of light beer.
  • Can't Take Criticism: If Critic calls her out on her taste in movies or on her awful behavior, she'll either ignore it or have a complete meltdown. She also nearly killed herself over a bad review of her fanfiction, and when Devil Boner criticizes the original Evil Dead, she covers her ears and tries to drown him out. When she did a video responding to hate comments, at least half of the comments weren't even actual hate, with one comment upsetting her because they called her "fun and cute" without mentioning her other good qualities.
  • Catchphrase: Both in the beginning of the Old vs. New Spider-Man video and in her now real Facebook page, she's ended quite a lot of her posts with "Don't ask why!"...DON'T ASK WHY!
  • Celeb Crush: She falls hard enough for Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road that she leads a cult worshipping him, though she gets turned off by him being a method actor. She's also happy to admit in her question and answer video that Carrie Fisher is the OG girl crush.
  • Character Blog: Tamara created one just a couple of days after the Spider-Man review (which is currently inaccessible), and Tamara's personal channel hosts the Hyper vlogs and some other content involving Hyper.
  • Character Development: Zig-zagged in The Phantom of the Opera (2004), as while she at least finally apologizes to Critic for what she did and is happily dating Devil Boner, she's still chasing the former despite his protests (singing that she'll use coercion to own him again), he even calls her out on the Self-Serving Memory when her apology involves the implication that she remembers their history better than he does, and she gets angry whenever he doesn't do what she wants.
    • Her development in general is realistically two steps forward, one step back, as she's over Critic but still is possessive and keeps him as a kink for her and her husband, is happier but still an Ax-Crazy narcissist, and has a Family of Choice (plus is less misogynistic) but can't get her parents are monsters.
  • Characterization Marches On: While there are a lot of lines in "Old vs New: Spider-Man" that foreshadow her later actions, and she's still plenty mentally ill, the Split Personality and Hearing Voices “of a loved one tormenting [her]” never came up again. Her original obsession with the Onceler has yet to be brought up again.note 
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: During the forced Falling-in-Love Montage, she swaps out out her usual orange shirt for a blue “HE'S MINE” one, despite the fact that Critic has never been hers and never will be. Even after getting over him, she doesn't want him to date anybody else.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her brother buried her alive, but she loves her two younger sisters, Melody and Bum Jr.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Of the evil sort. The analysts in The Lorax probably didn't think that their chosen easy to manipulate fangirl spokesman could kidnap men she wanted or have already blackmailed them into giving her a house and money.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: She doesn't get that being Buried Alive by a brother is not a normal thing. Even Critic, who has his own conditioning issues, is disturbed.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: She's obsessed with Critic and usually forgives him for everything, but she can't deal with him bashing the Raimi Spider-Man films because she wants Spider-Man to treat her like a goddess.
    • Similarly, despite hating having to fight with him, she can't get over Devil Boner preferring the remake of Evil Dead to the original.
  • Control Freak: A way of showing how her obsession with Critic isn't love, but what she has with Devil Boner is healthy. The only way she can be happy with Critic is forcing him to do what she wants, either as a hostage boyfriend or forced Butler Of Honor, but she and Devil Boner get to do their own evil thing and she's more relaxed.
  • Cosplay: In a video on Tamara's personal channel and later in the Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins review, she puts together a Velma Dinkley cosplay, though it's just modification of her regular outfit.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: She puts on Critic's outfit over her Spider-Man cosplay as an indicator that she's completely gone off the rails. Much later, she and Devil Boner go out on Halloween with her dressed as Critic and him dressed as her. It's their favorite day of the year.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She sulks that "weirdos have stories too", she says the only time she's been happy is when she's holding Critic captive, and Doug has (as well as Christian Grey) compared her to Harley Quinn, his go-to character for what abusive relationships can do to you, so there's obviously been some tragedy in her life. The specifics given so far are the behind the scenes talk that confirms Aunt Despair as her mother, and "Old Vs New: Evil Dead" heavily implying she had an abusive brother as well.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: In The Phantom of the Opera (2004) behind the scenes, Doug notes Tamara's improvising of Hyper looking happy at disturbing older men liking her, and Tamara says that Hyper likes all praise. In-show, she doesn't seem to understand if the praise is forced (like when Critic is being made to call her kidnapping him “delightfully quirky”) or sarcastic either, just takes it as sincere.
  • Disney Death: Lampshaded in Princess Diaries 2, where Critic says whether she's dead or not depends on if the fanbase wants to see her back again. (Given there's already a lot of “The Review Must Go On” references with her, she will most likely return.) she's not dead, she's in the hospital.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Douchey McNitpick, with the difference that she is a fangirl obsessing over the Nostalgia Critic.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Deconstructed in that she'd love to think she's this, but her actions aren't nice in the slightest. Even when she's keeping Critic as a Captive Date, he notes that she wants him to call what she did “delightfully quirky”.
  • The Dreaded:
    • She finds out the days when Critic is filming and hopes he's ready for her because she'll be there.
    • In the fifth vlog, she's delighted that Critic doesn't know she's there yet, and lunges at him at the end while he's trying out the cheerleading skirt.
    • When she rushes into a panel (pre-planned obviously), he tries to hide behind one of the chairs.
  • Drama Queen: Critic gets annoyed because all her Facebook status had "[Something depressive and sad], DON'T ASK WHY!!"
  • Driven to Suicide: The 2014 Anime Midwest panel had Lewis and Doug think that making her suicidal (and mixing her with the suicidally depressed Straw Fan persona that Doug for some reason wants to have) would be a good funny idea.
    • According to her Todd in the Shadows cameo, she nearly threw herself into a jet engine because she got a bad comment on her fanfiction and only changed her mind because of a Good Charlotte song. When Todd says the song isn't that good, she starts berating herself and looking for another airport until he takes it back.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: If Rachel had wanted to stay, her Straw Fan in “The Top 11 South Park Episodes” would have returned to be the resident stalker.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: She did actually get that tattoo of Critic's neck on her face, and while she loves it, everyone else thinks it makes her even crazier.
  • Entitled to Have You: When Critic rejects her, she spends ages in passive-aggressive waves of self-pity, and when he wants to be friends (his usual type of 'friends' these days but she doesn't know that), she acts like she's been friendzoned.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • Even before full-blown stalking happens, Critic tells her straight off that he's not going to have sex with her and she completely ignores his refusal to either keep trying or guilt him into it.
    • Even gets a re-introduction moment in A Christmas Story 2, as after she sadly waves to the Critic and he drops to the ground out of fear, she miserably walks into the distance... but then she stops, turns with an angry look on her face and looks for a reason to stalk him again.
  • Even Bad People Love Their Parents: After confirming that Aunt Despair and Uncle Lies are her parents, she says they're great despite treating her siblings so badly.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Even with all her stroking of male ego (something Tamara calls her out on), when dino!Rob tells her he wears human skin instead of boxers or briefs, all she can muster up is an “...oh”.
    • She tortured Critic at least once during the time she kept him as a Captive Date, and hired Benny to keep him at gunpoint, but is confused and horrified when he gives her a knife and turns his back. When Benny is all too willing to plunge it in there, she stops him and tells him “be cool”.
    • She gets angry at Critic calling Aunt Despair a bitch in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). This makes sense with the confirmation that Aunt Despair is her mom, who Hyper thinks is great.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She genuinely thinks that love is just “enjoying the same things” (not even that, as she was just pretending to like what she thought he might like), and even when Critic tries to get it through to her that it's actually about challenging someone and making them want to be better, doesn't want to know.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Nella. Nella's fangirling was charming, adorable and involved plenty of squee to lighten up Chick's Broken Bird, but the Hyper Fangirl intentionally looks like a mess, only gets into franchises for the pretty boys, and is The Mentally Disturbed.
  • Expy: She's got a lot of Annie Wilkes qualities, being an insane kidnapping Loony Fan who thinks she's in the right, made especially prominent at the beginning of The Princess Diaries 2 when they reference her torturing Critic as Offstage Villainy. To add to the mix, Rob and Doug at Midwest Media Expo agreed that her logic is of Christian Grey's, and Doug in Island Adventure compares her to Harley Quinn in that she crosses moral event horizons to try and get a horrible person to love her.
  • Fangirl: She's a personification of the worst traits of his fangirls, just like how Douchey was a personification of the worst traits of his fanboys.
    • She goes nuts over several fandoms besides Critic; Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man, and Disney in general seem to be her favorites.
  • Female Misogynist:
    • All it takes is Tamara having no romantic feelings for Doug and the Hyper Fangirl immediately wants to shun her. In the second vlog, Tamara calls her out on the male-centric questions and asks if they're meant to be against an attack on Tamara (who is clearly the Yoko Oh No in Hyper Fangirl's eyes). Hyper Fangirl quickly moves onto the Critic.
    • Also visible in this post, where she twists support for Tamara not wanting to wear make-up in vines (because she doesn't care about attracting more male followers) into again refusing to believe that Critic doesn't want her.
    • There are times when it seems like she doesn't even want to be a woman, like when she dresses up in Spider-Man's outfit and acts like the costume's pecs are her own, dresses up like Critic when she decides to stalk him harder, and tells Malcolm in a vlog that she's trying to grow stubble.
    • By her Q&A, however, she seems to be growing out of this, having a rant about how much she loves women, including her younger sisters. She and Tamara are also casual girlfriends who share shower facilities.
  • Femininity Failure: While she's in princess gear for Cinderella Old vs New, she's late for Critic's request because she's not used to wearing heels. And in the Phantom behind the scenes, Rob thinks her in the Belle dress looks so unnatural that it's like she's been assaulted.
  • Fetish: According to the third vlog, she has a thing for necks, telling Malcolm that she has to leave halfway through the day because she wants a tattoo of Critic's.
    • "Old Vs New: Evil Dead" confirms that she and Devil Boner have a thing for tying up Critic, that "[they're] bound tighter when [he's] bound tighter".
    • In Tamara's Velma cosplay video, she calls up asks Devil Boner in a hushed tone to do something they had discussed last night. The thing in question is to scream "Scooby Dooby Doo!"
    • Even in her wedding episode when she's rightly focused on her main love, one of her stims is at Critic being the butler of honor and thus having to do what she says.
  • Freudian Excuse: Parodied at the end of Old Vs New Evil Dead. Apparently her need for attention comes from a past of wrestling polar bears.
  • Genki Girl: Particularly when the less-creepy side of her fangirling comes out.
  • Gun Nut: While she says she doesn't like having guns in her house, that's relative to Devil Boner and Benny. She glees at the Wall of Weapons, hugs a big gun in an instagram picture and kisses DB's dick gun.
  • Happily Married: To Devil Boner, as of the Chipwrecked review.
  • Has a Type: According to her Q&A, Devil Boner is a departure from her usual type and she usually is attracted to less masculine guys, like Once-ler or Critic.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: While she still lunges at him, it's notable that the only time she's weirded out by Critic and gets all sneery is when he's seeing how the cheerleader skirt looks on him.
  • Hipster: She adores hipster characters (she even made a tumblr for The Once-ler), and falls for the Critic because she thinks he is this for his obsession with old media and his clothes.
  • Hypocrite: Complains about Cinderella's Love at First Sight when she wanted to bang Critic as soon as she saw him (Critic calls her out on this one) and claims to love Tom Hardy's feminism when all she cares about is his good looks (which she acknowledges as hypocritical but swears that isn't her reasoning).
    • In Old Vs New Evil Dead, she calls Devil Boner out for gloating when he wins one round, but rubs it in every time she wins a round and has an over-the-top victory dance when the original film wins the match.
    • In her Q&A, she insists Critic wants her even though she's no longer attracted to him, and calls that "kind of pathetic".
  • Hysterical Woman: She's a mentally ill person who hears voices, has a Split Personality, wails melodramatically when Critic doesn't want to bang her and convinces herself by the end of Old Vs New Spider-Man that he's just lying to himself and totally loves her.
  • Ignored Epiphany: She has a brief moment of guilt when Critic asks who would be desperate enough to use gender manipulation to get what they want, but then she distracts him with Playboy cartoons. The second time he starts to realize, she's just worried that her plan will fall apart and has an insane relieved smile when he's distracted again. And when he actually tells her off, she has a Villainous Breakdown and desperately tries to make him watch the movie again.
  • I Just Want to Be You: At the end of the Spider-Man review she has a copy of Critic's clothes (and dresses as him for Halloween according to her Q&A), and it's probably this mixed with hate for her own gender that she's trying to grow stubble.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She's so desperate that she calls the questions asked by other fans “her little friends” and says they get her though the week.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: She says things like “when I win, we all win”, and is a vindictive Sore Loser, but she dehumanizes herself as much as she does Critic, saying she's like his pet or even his animated sidekick. Also a case of her dodging responsibility and being his Self-Proclaimed Love Interest, as he's made it very clear he doesn't want her in any capacity and that she should own up to what she's doing.
  • Innocent Inaccurate: Going with the "No" Means "Yes" belief, in a Shark Jumping episode she talks about kissing Critic's face “like an aggressive pet”, and doesn't seem to understand the assault implications.
  • Lack of Empathy:
    • Her reaction to Snob telling her she shouldn't have brought his dead cat up is to immediately fangirl over how “sensitive” he is and how much she loves him.
    • At the end of the second vlog, Malcolm has an invoked Throw It In! moment of playing a Two-Faced Tacoma saying in hushed slightly evil tones that bad things are happening to the Demo Reel cast. Hyper quite happily doesn't care.
    • In Old vs New Cinderella this is played with, as she still doesn't care about what she did to Critic, thinks the animated Cinderella is weak and is most interested in Costume Porn, but she's sad over Prince dying, and has compassion for both Cinderella and Lady Tremaine in the new one.
    • It appears that Devil Boner is the only one Hyper has any empathy for, as she genuinely looks worried when he's about to cut his hand off, apologizes immediately when her joke about the "dead" Mini Boner upsets him, and really doesn't enjoy fighting with him.
  • Laughing Mad: In the A Christmas Story 2 vlog, she says Critic doesn't know she's there yet, and giggle squees that “surprising” him will be great.
  • Lazy Bum: She puts a lot of effort into stalking and fanning, but admits she doesn't have a real job.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: She says in "Cinderella Old vs New'' that she's always drunk, Aunt Despair is her mother, and it's well-established that woman has never been sober. They're also both manipulative (towards Critic in particular, albeit for different reasons) with little concern for others' well being. Hyper herself claims that she inherited being awesome and beautiful from her mom.
  • Likes Older Men: Stalked Joe Dante who is almost fifty years older than her, and actually smiled when she heard 65-70 year olds had taken an interest in her. Despite everything, Critic and Devil Boner are at least age appropriate (though Critic is still ten years older than her and Devil Boner's age is unconfirmed).
  • Loony Fan: Douchey may have been prone to Slut-Shaming the Critic and Chick for no reason, but at least he didn't think he actually had a chance of getting into either of their beds.
  • Love Hungry: Don't (...well) worry if you don't love her though. She'll delude herself into thinking that you do.
  • Love Makes You Evil: We have no idea when or where her stalking tendencies come from, but Critic isn't even the first man she's stalked, and he's tried desperately to make her see that kidnapping someone and forcing them to take part in your delusion isn't love.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: If the second vlog is any indication, she can actually have some lucid moments until she thinks about Critic and turns deluded again.
  • Love Martyr: Aside from her Mad Love with Critic, there's a trend of her idolizing or at least blindly following horrible people who don't value her (the chart guys and her Abusive Parents) just because they give her the slightest bit of attention. Thankfully her relationship with Devil Boner doesn't follow this trend.
  • Loving a Shadow: The Princess Diaries 2 makes it very clear that she has no actual affection for Critic, and would rather have him as a stockholming Captive Date than be a person with his own thoughts and feelings. By her Q&A she can admit she just wants/wanted him because she thought he was hot.
  • The Mad Hatter: She only rarely has moments of depressed lucidity (like admitting that fan questions get her through the week) before going right back into giggly insanity (like right after sing-songing that they're like her friends).
  • Mad Love: In the Island Adventure vlog, when they're talking about Sadie trying to force Lars to love her by lying to him and keeping him somewhere he doesn't want, Doug compares her to Harley and Hyper in that she did a really fucked up thing to try and get someone who is a horrid person anyway.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Enforced and subverted, as when she's holding Critic prisoner and forcing him to do boyfriend things, she makes him call her actions “delightfully quirky” when they're clearly not.
  • Made of Iron: She's been exploded with a PS3 and has been pushed off a balcony by Critic, and she's shown up perfectly fine and still cheerfully bugfuck right after both of those.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Less off the rails and more cunning than she appears. In Princess Diaries II she proudly tells Critic that she got the Big Fancy House and the money to hire Benny from her blackmail of a previous stalking victim.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She fails at being One of the Boys and Critic has always tried to overcompensate being male, but he's the one bothered by gender constraints and can act like a Gold Digger tease, while she gives him things to make him love her and bashes a woman because she “friendzoned” a guy.
  • Messy Hair: In The Lorax behind the scenes, Doug makes an effort to choose the most unwashed-looking wig he can find for her.
  • Narcissist: She fits NPD, with overinflated self worth to compensate low self esteem, and ties herself up in knots to avoid apologizing to Critic even though she knows full well she did bad.
  • Nerd Glasses: The chunky black plastic with thick lenses kind. When Tamara wears the costume without the glasses but with a stalkerish expression in the Jupiter Ascending BTS, Doug says she actually looks even scarier.
  • Never My Fault:
    • She never actually says anything when Critic tries to get her to understand that they aren't gonna be a couple and what she did was wrong, just looks sad and makes non-committal bobs of the head. She also doesn't believe he doesn't like her until he screams in her face (and he's threatened to kill her if she doesn't leave him alone before), and tells Benny she hasn't learned a thing.
    • Plus in the accompanying vlog, she sees Critic talking to Santa Christ, and goes from happy when Santa Christ calls him a douche, to put out when Critic mentions the horrible things she's done, to happy again when Santa Christ assumes he's still in the wrong. Also in the behind the scenes, when Rob as Santa Christ says he's used to her being the douche, played for laughs when she in character shouts “hey!” from the other room.
  • Nightmare Fetishist:
    • Critic carries on the yelling in the Hyper Fangirl vlog 2, even threatening to stab her in the stomach if she keeps going near him, and that just makes her like him more.
    • She squees really hard at art of Disney Princesses dead from a huge battle and imagining herself as the victor.
    • She gleefully enables Devil Boner's violent nature throughout their relationship: in "Old Vs New Cinderella", she stares lovingly at him as he plans to start a random war with Jamaica and gives him a gun with more bullets when he goes after Benny (which she kisses!), in "Old Vs New Evil Dead" they have a mutual thing for holding Critic hostage, and in "Green Lantern" she squees with delight when he proposes to her with a Deadpool cosplayer's severed finger. Not to mention how cute she finds all his violent nicknames for her.
  • No Name Given: She even calls herself “Hyper Fangirl”. The Phantom of the Opera (2004) explains it as less her real name, more of an identity that she can't let die, and in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins she responds to Roger questioning her name with, "It's a way of life." Tamara added on that she's repressed her real name: Joan or Ruth.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: With Critic, as much as No Hugging, No Kissing can allow. In The Princess Diaries 2, she sits as close to him as possible and is about to feel him up when he stiffly leans in for a kiss, and in A Christmas Story 2, she has to get a snuggle in when he's asleep but has tried again to convince her she can't have him.
  • Not Good with Rejection: As in literally denies that it exists. Critic pulls a gun on her in the third vlog and she screams and runs away, but is still deluded to be getting a face tattoo of his neck afterwards.
    • After Critic drops to the floor when she waves at him (before he reverses time), she puts on a meek face and leaves. But five minutes later, the music stings and she has an angry expression. Note this is before she knew what he was reviewing.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She's batshit insane and severely deluded, but she's not as gullible as she first appeared, having blackmailed another victim into giving her a Big Fancy House, and having the sense to keep Critic captive while forcing him to call her Misery-like behavior “delightfully quirky”.
  • Obliviously Evil: She has no clue how obnoxious she is, nor fully comprehends even when kidnapping someone how wrong her actions are, it's just she also has no idea of when people are angry with her or want her to leave them alone. The Princess Diaries II commentary has Doug compare her to a confused child who just keeps fucking up and doesn't understand why she's being told off for valid reasons. In her Q&A, she still considers herself a hero and can't even comprehend people thinking of her as a villain...as the screen shows a picture of Critic tied up and handcuffed from "Old Vs New Evil Dead".
  • Only Friend: In The Phantom of the Opera (2004) behind the scenes, Tamara says that Hyper only has two numbers on her phone, and one of them is Benny's.
  • The Peeping Tom: In her Midwest Media Expo video, she freaks someone out by saying her biggest exploration has been Critic's bedroom, and in her Q&A, she nonchalantly recalls a time she watched Critic showering through his window.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: She gushes over the hipster looks of the Onceler when she debuts in the review of The Lorax, and in the next episode she has self insert art shipping herself with Spider-Man.
  • The Pig Pen: In the behind the scenes where she's being created, Rob imagines her as unwashed, and when she shakes Trevor's hand in Anime Midwest, he's disgusted.
  • Praising Shows You Don't Watch: In-universe, she's only excited about Shark Jumping because she hasn't actually watched their show and thinks they're about sharks.
  • Princess Phase: She never left, with an Elsa crown, wanting to live in a castle, Critic insulting her for taking Disney too seriously and even Devil Boner mocking her belief in Happily Ever After.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: In the review of Christmas Story II even though the only boyfriend duties he had were at gunpoint and he's still adamant she'll never get him, he calls her his psychotic kinda ex girlfriend.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: In her fourth video, Malcolm is made uncomfortable by her squeeing about wanting to Mind Rape the Critic into falling in love with her and having no idea how twisted that is.
  • Silent Partner: In Critic Tank, she has an assistant who never speaks while she's a Motor Mouth.
  • Skewed Priorities: Forgives Critic for actually shitty stuff he says and isn't sorry about, but would be willing to liquify his insides for different opinions about movies.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: No matter what Critic does in order to try and convince her otherwise, she'll believe even the most violent refusals are a sign of his love. By A Christmas Story 2, he's been broken down enough (while still hating her) to believe this too, and calls her his psychotic kinda ex-girlfriend.
  • Self-Serving Memory:
    • Proving Santa Christ wrong about her being punished enough, she refers to her breakdown then explosion as “sailing over the air”, “exploding a little bit” and mostly just as a trip.
    • A focus of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) episode, as she angstily sings about her and Critic having fun (when he was kidnapped and when he was guilted into apologizing to her) and Critic even tells her at the end that he remembers these events differently.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Blackmailing Joe Dante gave her the available cash to get whatever she wants. Like when Bennie calls her out on still stalking Critic, she's able to casually throw ten grand at him to get her way.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Devil Boner. Whenever they're on screen together in "Old Vs. New: Cinderella", they give each other cutesy nicknames, to the Critic's chagrin.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Like Tamara's caption says, it's best not to mess with her.
    • Also in the beginning of the It (2017) review, after she warns the audience about the review having opinions and they heckle her over it, she (at Devil Boner's suggestion, naturally) shoots them down.
  • Small Name, Big Ego:
    • Word Of Tamara is that Critic grudgingly asking for her help stroked her ego enough to create a (now defunct) Character Blog. Actually getting noticed by people inflates it even more.
    • She also says at Anime Midwest that everyone loves her, when in reality most of the people she ambushes are either really scared, angry in Doug and Critic's case, or trying desperately to be polite.
    • She tells her silent assistant in Critic Tank to make a note that she's great, and assumes a random trophy is for her.
    • Critic in the Phantom review casts her as Carlotta, and she has no idea why “[he] would cast her as an egocentric prima donna”. He responds with pretending to not speak English.
    • In her vlogs on Tamara's channel, it's become a mild Running Gag that she sees herself as a famous "YouTube sensation" with tens of millions of fans.
    "I always thought that I was universally loved...and I still do."
  • Secret Keeper: She gleefully agrees to keep both Jim's and Malcolm's crushes on the Critic to herself, squeeing those are her favorite type of secrets.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Critic is shocked that she can afford a Big Fancy House with a ton of comics, and she tells him that she got it and a lot of money from stalking Joe Dante.
  • Selective Obliviousness:
    • Aside from refusing to believe that Critic doesn't want her, her first vlog clearly shows Malcolm and Jim (and Doug) being intensely uncomfortable with her being there, but she refuses to budge until Malcolm squirms that they're friends.
    • As Critic vehemently points out to her in Christmas Story II, she thinks every attempt of his to ignore her is him hating the movie instead of her, even though she knew full well that his “I hate Christmas” was just hyperbole and she told Bennie she just wanted to bother him somehow.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She stuns the audience in Chipwrecked when she walks down the aisle in her wedding dress and veiled tiara. Benny calls her beautiful and Critic even gives a reluctant smile.
  • Sore Loser: Gets really upset when she has to admit defeat on anything, even something as small as the original Spider-Man films not getting the point for best romantic interest, even when the only nice thing she can say about Mary Jane is that she has pretty hair.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's not quite clear whether her surname is two words or one. It's typically spelt as "Hyper Fan Girl" on social media and in the titles of in-character vlogs, but a few spell it as "Hyper Fangirl" (such as her Q&A video). Hyper lampshades in her hate comments video how many fans misspell her name, but she singles out "Fan Girl" as the misspelling, despite that being the spelling used in that same video's title.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She really doesn't care that Critic would rather be very distant friends with her (because he wants the ego-stroking she gives him but doesn't want her), and plans to stalk him even harder by the end of Old vs. New: Spider-Man video.
  • Static Character: In Christmas Story II, she proudly tells Benny that she'll never learn her lesson about Critic not wanting her. Deconstructed in the song “Hyper Fangirl”, as the analysts want her to always stay like how she is, as there's no use for her anywhere else. She buys it.
    • Subverted now that she's no longer desperately chasing Critic, even when her husband isn't around, but she's still convinced that he wants her to pursue him and still enjoys dragging Critic into her life.
  • Stealth Expert: When she wants to be. In the MME vlog, she dances behind Todd and blows kisses at his head, and he legit didn't know what was happening.
  • Stepford Smiler: In The Lorax commentary, Doug said that while she tries to be positive and happy and enjoy everything, she's mean and bitter at heart and obviously her stalking is a sign of how bad she really is. A good example of the stepford act breaking is in Princess Diaries II where she's all smiley about how it's her dream to watch a bad movie with him, and when he asks does her dreams involve torturing him (which she has done), her face falls and admits sometimes.
  • Straw Feminist:
    • The instant he complains about Tobey Mcguire's crying scenes in the Raimi films, she accuses him of having something against boys having feelings in movies. She only does this so he can say he doesn't have any problems with that, he in fact relates to hating your job.
    • Double subverted in Mad Max: Fury Road, as when Critic tells her off for not caring about actual feminism but just her physical attraction to Tom Hardy, the meninists get mocked more because they butt in to call the girls feminazis, but the fact that she gives feminist cookies to Hardy for basic decency while being squicked at Patrick Stewart is still meant to be a bad thing.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Doug admits in The Lorax that she's meant to be a replacement for Douchey, just female, dangerously in love with him and mentally ill.
  • Sympathetic P.O.V.: Inverted by her vlogs. Not that she's not portrayed as fucked up and in the wrong on Critic, it's just that her delusions, inability to read social situations that aren't actually in her favor and her complete disregard for Critic's feelings are more blatantly obvious when she's the one holding the camera.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Everything in the house during The Princess Diaries II is just trying to manipulate Critic's Stockholm Syndrome and she has no clue what he actually likes, but her first two episodes show that she does actually like mostly gender neutral stuff (Matrix, Alf, X-Men, Lord Of The Rings, Transformers) with the occasional girly thing like The Jonas Brothers and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave:
    • To everyone in the studio except for Jim and Barney. Critic wants to kill her, Rob and Tamara think she's annoying, Doug too but he's too much of an Extreme Doormat to say anything, and Malcolm is only polite to her because she gives him the affection he needs.
    • Crosses over to Shark Jumping, partly because she wants to change Beth and Tim's house into a Stalker Shrine for Critic.
    • Several episodes imply that she hangs around even more than what we see.
  • Tragic Villain: She has severe issues like mental illness, a Dark and Troubled Past and zero actual friends, plus Doug says you should pity her, but it's made pretty clear both in-universe and out that it doesn't excuse what she's done to Critic or that she's 'owed' him.
  • Troubled Abuser: Her Dark and Troubled Past is vague, but she clearly has one, and everyone in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) behind the scenes seems to think she's been abused herself. Tamara says she likes all praise, even from creepy old men.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Even Critic giving in on something very minor gets a smug “when I win, we all win” comment from her.
    • In Old vs New: Evil Dead, her film wins and she's literally victory dancing as an angry Devil Boner has Critic shoved up against the wall and is about to kill him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Completely loses it when Critic rejects her (in a pleading way this time, not using her or being violently willing to shoot her like the past six) in Princess Diaries 2 and ends up electrocuting herself by trying to play the movie again.
  • Villain Protagonist: Every vlog of hers counts as A Day in the Limelight for her, and shows off her fucked up point of view. Episodes where she's on Critic's side may qualify her as a Villain Deuteragonist.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Even if you're Tamara, don't imply that Devil Boner needs better gun skills.
  • Weakness Turns Her On: She initially just wants to have sex with Critic because he's pretty, but the more he tries to get her away from him, the more she tries to delude herself that she's actually in love with him. She finally admits in her Q&A video that a big reason why she liked him was because he was feminine and subby.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: In the Princess Diaries 2 commentary, Doug talks about how she just doesn't understand romance, and even though she does terrible things because of that, she's meant to be pitiable. He also said he'll bring her in for any “abusively done love story” movie.
  • Womanchild: She still acts like an Emo Teen, but is as at least as old as Tamara.note 
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She has a talent for gaslighting Critic into thinking he's the bad guy for not wanting her, mostly through self-pity and manipulation. Mostly in the Christmas Story II ending/accompanying vlog, but this trait was apparent even back in Old vs New: Spider-Man where she guilt-tripped him for two weeks because he said no to going on a date with her.
    • Similarly, she threatens suicide when Todd in the Shadows insults a song she likes, but when he backtracks and calls it the best song ever, she drops the act immediately and just glares at him.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: In the first vlog, she squees when Malcolm admits he has a crush on the Critic, and again when Jim implies the same.
  • Yandere: Critic waving a gun in her face and shouting that he'll get a restraining order makes her think he's choosing her as a sidekick, even when she screams and runs away. That's one of many examples of this trope from her.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In The Phantom of the Opera (2004), the ending reveals that she's still dating Devil Boner while trying to get Critic. When the latter calls her out, she condescendingly tells him she has a life outside of him. In Connecticon 2016, Doug and Tamara laugh about Hyper being smitten with Devil Boner, but still wanting to "play the field/keep her options open".
  • You're Just Jealous: She even made a "haters gonna hate" cake for anyone who doesn't like her,note  thinking they're just angry because she gets to be 'with' Critic and they don't.
    • Post-Hyper Boner, she insists she's no longer into Critic, but thinks he's jealous and still wants her, though he obviously doesn't.

    Astronaut 

Astronaut

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  • Fish out of Water: She's been in hypersleep for the past fifteen years and is confused about all the reboots.
  • No Name Given: She's not Tamara the character, as they lampshade, but she never gives her name. Critic mocks her situation by calling her Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Only Sane Woman: Breakdown at the end aside, she stands out for not having any of the usual Tamara-character psychotic tendencies while also lampshading a Critic-review's tropes (in this instance how lazily he goes from conversation to review like the person he's not talking to isn't there).
  • Rage Against the Heavens: She has a Planet of the Apes-parody breakdown when she realizes they're remaking Jem and the Holograms.
  • Trigger Happy: When Critic does a clumsy Review And Story Segregation, she shoots him four times in the leg for just abandoning her in the middle of a conversation.

    Curiosa 

Curiosa

  • Bald Woman: As close to the look as they could without Tamara having to shave/cut her hair.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In the commentary, Doug talks about how sometimes he'll put Tamara in a badass role and she'll struggle a bit because she says she's too girly, but as soon as she got in the Furiosa outfit she was there instantly.
  • Handicapped Badass: If you look at behind the scenes photos on facebook, you'll see Jim (who made it and the sets) looking very proud of the prosthetic arm he made for Tamara. She also saves the day in the review, and the meninists (who have already been implied to be the part of the audience that Doug doesn't like so much) whine that she should have let Critic do it.
  • Meaningful Name: Is the only one in the Mad Max: Fury Road review willing to listen to Critic.
  • Not So Above It All: She's irritated by the fangirls swooning over Tom Hardy for basic decency to women, but gets into Devil Boner for the same thing.
  • Straw Character: Unlike the acknowledged many creations that are just there to prove him right and have no argument of their own, Curiosa averts this in that she listens to Critic, but she defends her movie and changes his mind on a lot of points, including on the film's quality as a whole.
  • Women Are Wiser: Not that she doesn't listen to Critic as well, but out of respect to how cool everyone thought Furiosa was, she's the smartest in the review and changes Critic's mind on a lot of points.
  • Women Drivers: Downplayed, because she's more interested in defending how good her film is rather than driving when they're under fire.

    Aunt Despair 
A heavily-wrinkled, alcoholic woman and wife of Uncle Lies, who often shows neglect to her children.
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  • Abusive Parents: Though more Jaded Washout neglect than the active abuse her husband gives. Malcolm calls it going into Honey Boo Boo territory.
  • The Alcoholic: Doug reckons she's never been sober, and that she's a “recovering alcoholic” because she's recovering with alcohol.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Like Critic's mom. She drinks straight vodka and it effects her quite badly.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Zig-zagged. She usually gets along fine with her husband, but she also has this to say as the lunch lady in Hop:
    You want it to be so boring you'll forget it even entered you? Ha ha ha- Don't get married.
  • Bad Liar: She's way too drunk to be any good at it, not that it stops her from bullshitting about studio connections. Her daughter calls her out on how many facts she gets wrong when "recapping" Critic's Balto review. In the Home Alone 2 review, she swears she didn't leave behind Bum Jr. even though her husband later admits that they did.
  • Beauty Inversion: An impressive make-up job makes Tamara look at least twenty years older.
  • Casual Kink: A one-off line in Film/Hop implies she drinks Uncle Lie's urine.
  • Consummate Liar: Despite being terrible at it, Tamara's first name for her is Aunt Deceit and in Phantom she keeps trying bullshit lies on Critic, and tries to convince Bum Jr. that she wasn't abandoned in Home Alone 2.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: She claims 9/11 was a fraud put on by Satanists.
  • Deal with the Devil: She has satanic powers that allow her to put words on the screen. How she got them, we don't know.
  • Drink Order: Doug makes sure that it's always straight vodka that Tamara is "drinking".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She and Uncle Lies do think that homeless people should be given proper care and she apparently tries to teach Cliff lessons of accepting others' opinions.
  • Evil Aunt: Her name according to Tamara is “Aunt Despair”, and treats all the children under her care with slurred contempt.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • Proves herself as much of a jerkass as her husband in the Cats & Dogs review, as she makes Critic both act like a cat and a dog, and uses the footage to make a clickbait negative review of Deadpool so everyone will hate him and Fox will take his job away. She also takes a long time to abandon her daughter in Balto, with even Uncle Lies asking what took her so long.
    • They kidnapped Mr T’s son for kicks, and blame Critic for it, happy to see him get beaten up.
    Aunt Despair: He’s the Nostalgia Critic and he remembers it so you don’t have to, though probably not for long.
  • Gaslighting: She and Uncle Lies tell Bum Jr. she didn't abandon her in the Balto review and that it was probably another kid, though her husband at least remembers.
  • Glurge Addict: As horrible as she is, her main outfit is a purple dress with a twee picture of deers in snow.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: More than likely was one when she was younger, and the only The Phantom of the Opera (2004) song she takes part in is the bouncy “Metaphor”, complete with her vodka bottle.
  • Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: By virtue of Tamara having a ton of wrinkles drawn on her face and Doug's only difference is a bad sweater, slicked back hair (later replaced with a toupee) and larger glasses.
  • Iconic Item: A cigarette is always hanging from her mouth. In a behind the scenes, Doug loves it because it adds that extra dose of pathetic to anything she says.
  • I Have Many Names: The Cats and Dogs behind the scenes calls her “Aunt Deceit”, The Phantom of the Opera (2004) review calls her “Aunt Despair” and the behind the scenes of that calls her “Hyper Grandma”. All three are fitting descriptions, though "Aunt Despair" has been canon since the Balto review.
  • Jaded Washout: According to Doug, she gave a fuck at one point but doesn't anymore.
  • Jerkass: Fittingly she treats Critic as badly as she does her kids, relishing making his life difficult and once deliberately dropping a phone on his face before staggering off.
  • Lethal Chef: Implied in the Labyrinth behind the scenes, as she apparently eats cold hot dogs because she can't even cook those. Confirmed in “Cats And Dogs”, when daddy asks what's for dinner and she replies that it's cold hot dogs again.
  • Lower-Class Lout: She's like the embodiment of "white trash", and Malcolm makes it explicit in one of the behind the scenes when he compares her to Honey Boo Boo's mom.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In Balto she manipulates (badly) her daughter into thinking they're in the future and Critic's dead, and when gets caught out, tries to excuse her lying by saying she at least learned something.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: In The Phantom of the Opera (2004), she names herself "Aunt Despair".
  • Office Lady: Her job is a vague "does shift work"note , which after the third shift she needs some booze.
  • Outlaw Couple: With Uncle Lies in X-Men where they're being chased by cops and bringing prostitutes back to life.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's only smiling when she's fucking with Critic or being condescending to her kids.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted, as she pays lipservice to not wanting to get in trouble for hurting her kids, but really just wants an out to plead innocence.
    • Played straight in the Home Alone 2 review where she concedes to the Bum family's different opinions and then lets Critic scream at her and her family for hating Christmas Crunch and assures him that they don't hate him for it afterwards, even calling him a good kid.
  • Politically Correct Villain: She, along with Uncle Lies, think the homeless deserve to be treated as equals.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Implied in “Cats And Dogs”, as she says “make America great again”, a phrase that's been heavily connected with Republican politics and Donald Trump.
  • Vague Age: She is at the very least over fifty, though all the wrinkles make her look older.

     Abused Daughters 

In General

Red Jumpsuit/Bum Jr

  • Affectionate Nickname: Chester renames her Bum Jr.
  • Author Avatar: In-universe, as Critic's the one writing the sketches, she's most like him as a kid, from being scared all the time, to a cuddly Security Blanket, to even just being female as he was Raised as the Opposite Gender for a while. Lampshaded in Balto when she identifies with him and really wants him to be her new dad.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Her being the subversion (screaming that her parents suck) is what causes Uncle Lies to punish her with scary movies in the first place.
  • Fangirl: She gets all starry eyed about the Critic, which Aunt Despair manipulates in the Balto review and tries to pawn her off at the end.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In the Labyrinth review where she's particularly child-like. Also because Tamara's hair had grown to the length where pigtails can be done.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She has a teddy bear that she clings to when she's scared.
  • Hair Decorations: She always has a big pink bow in her hair, and she's far girlier than her older sister.
  • Happily Adopted: Despite being dirty and homeless, she's far sunnier living under Chester and Doe than she ever was with her birth parents.
  • Has Two Mommies: She's adopted by Chester in the Balto review who identifies as her mother, and Doe.
  • Hikikomori: In the behind the scenes of Labyrinth, Tamara improvises her as someone who never goes outside and wants a facebook.
  • No Name Given: Lampshaded in Balto when Aunt Despair tells her she'll drink to forget her name, of which we don't know.
  • Parental Abandonment: Both her parents apparently died in erotic asphyxiation and Aunt Despair ditches her immediately after telling her this. Luckily Critic offers Chester as a Parental Substitute.
  • Security Blanket: She ends up clinging and rocking with her teddy bear in Labyrinth. She's clinging to it again and trying to not cry when Aunt Despair abandons her in Balto.
  • Tears of Fear: Her sobbing "no Daddy no!" when he tries to force her to love the Barbie doll is genuinely hard to hear.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She's confused and upset and will probably go back to her horrible family, but the end of Balto gives her actually loving parents with Chester and Doe.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to Rise Of The Commercials, her favorite food is Campbells Soup.
  • Vague Age: She's at the very least younger sounding than her siblings, as she has a lisp in Jurassic Park III, plays with dolls and stuffed animals, wears a onesie and has a tantrum in Labyrinth.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite Aunt Despair constantly calling her an idiot, she's bright for a small child and can call out plot holes.

Melody

Heather Reusz

Along with Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz came from Awesome Comics and plays either a Town Girls group with her and Tamara, or her main role as Doe, Chester's girlfriend.

     Doe 

Orlando Belisle Jr.'s Characters

Orlando Belisle Jr. is one of the recurring guest actors for the show, better known as Roger The Guardian Angel and Malachite from Suburban Knights.

    In General 

In General

    Roger 

Roger

An angel-in-training that "helps" the Nostalgia Critic in the 2010 Christmas Special, officially called "You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard", and returns in the review of Scooby-Doo.

  • Butt-Monkey
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: His attitude tends to change depending on how Critic is acting like. In Santa-Christ-created "Rotten Dirty Bastard", Critic is being a prick so Roger thinks it'd be best to kill him. In Scooby Doo, he grudgingly praises Critic for saving the world, and in Scooby Doo 2, where Critic has got dumber and meaner, it's back to murder.
  • Light Is Not Good: Unless God Is Evil, killing the guy he's supposed to be looking after would have immediately made him "fall".
  • Parody: Of Clarence from It's a Wonderful Life
  • Took a Level in Badass: He explodes into a ninja costume and proceeds to whup the Critic's ass once he realizes that he would become God's number one man and buddy if the Critic did not exist.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Returned back to life in the second Scooby-Doo review, as per tradition, nobody gives a damn about him, or how he got out of purgatory in the first place.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: And he still fails.

    Peter Soulless 

Peter Soulless

A studio executive who purchased the film rights to Dr. Seuss' books, and highlighted Michael Bay's previous films in the 90's. Appears in the review of Pearl Harbor and The Cat in the Hat.

    The Angst 

The Angst

A parody of 90s and early 2000s film superheroes who repeatedly invokes and lampshades the expected tropes of the genre at the time. Appears in the Daredevil review.

  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Has a giant "A" emblazoned on his mask and chest.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Meta-example. The role was written for Malcolm, but he was going to be unavailable, and thus Orlando stepped in. Even when Malcolm got to stick around after all, Orlando played the part.
  • Dramatic Thunder: It strikes whenever he says his name.
  • Handicapped Badass: Parodied in reference to Daredevil being blind but having supersenses to the point he might as well be able to see. The Angst is deaf, but his superpowers include superhearing.
  • I Have the High Ground: He loves to pose dramatically on rooftops.
  • Large Ham: Orlando leaves no scenery unchewed; he's constantly grandstanding and talking in a dramatic fashion.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: A parody of them.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: And purple.
  • Wangst: invoked Per his insistence, he has to angst and brood all the time, even if he has nothing to angst and brood over.

Jim Jarosz's Characters

     In General 

Also known as The Ghost of Christmas Future, and Quinn from Demo Reel, Jim also does the photoshop tricks for the show and minor characters for the sketches.

  • The Ace: He's cast as the cool kid in The Monster Squad review, and in the Truthful Preview at the start of Planet of the Apes, gets called “that one guy who's better than everyone else”.
  • Distressed Dude: In the Pop Quiz Hotshot pilot, while he's not seen after that point, he's kidnapped to design the game show set.
  • Fair Cop: In the Demolition Man review, he's the guard that “arrests” Tamara. More clear in the behind the scenes where they jokingly flirt together regarding those pink handcuffs.
  • Gun Nut: According to Doug in behind the scenes, all the guns on the Wall of Weapons are his.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's meant to be the coolest one in The Monster Squad, and the Lock-and-Load Montage has him unsheathe a katana.
  • Hunk: He's Doug's go-to guy in clipless reviews for a eye-candy male character, like Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, or Kevin in Ghostbusters (2016).
  • Identical Stranger: Tamara in her review of Army Of Darkness asks if him and Jim Carrey have ever been seen in the same room.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Like Hyper Fangirl and Malcolm he's got a crush on the Critic, unlike those two he's fine with keeping it a secret and just enjoying the eye candy.
  • In the Hood: As Ghost of Future Christmas.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: You can't help feeling sorry for Ghost of Future Christmas for not succeeding to scare the Critic, even Critic himself offers to review any movie he wants, even if it was How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He wears a lot of tight t-shirts in The Hyper Fangirl vlogs and she loves him showing off his amazing muscular arms. Plus in The Force Awakens, he plays Kylo Ren to prove Critic's point that the character is really pretty.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He takes zumba dance classes, and says they have more twists than Shyamalan does. In real life, he's the prop designer, set designer and make up artist.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In the Rise Of The Commercials behind the scenes, Doug tells him he wears suits really well.
  • Those Two Guys: He's generally the second silent guy in the sketches and usually accompanies Doug or Rob.
  • Trans Equals Gay: Averted. He told Malcolm he was a trans guy, and he let Hyper know he had a crush on Critic, but they're treated as two different things.
  • Transgender: According to Malcolm in Jupiter Ascending, Jim told him while drunk that he's actually a trans man.

    Harvey Levin 

Harvey Levin

The editor of TMZ.

  • Da Editor: For the TMZ sketch.
  • Jerkass: As the Chief editor of TMZ, the way he tries to dig up people's secrets.
  • Large Ham: As Harvey Levin in the A.I. review.

    Malachai 

Malachai

Issac's dragon.

Walter Banasiak characters

    Father Venkman 

Father Venkman

A man who's so obsessed with Ghostbusters he built a religion around it.

    Zack Snyder 
  • Adaptational Wimp: The Snyder in this version is a nasal voiced dweeb obsessed with pandering and embelishment.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Along with Michael Bay, they both have a fascination for Female Fanservice, and the trailer narrator suggests that this is a way to overcompensate... while showing clips from both their movies showcasing even more Female Gaze on muscular men.
  • Bad Boss: He has to have a Christmas Carol parody to get him to be nicer to his underlings.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Michael Bay, since both love explosions, loose source material, slow motion, poor representation of military forces and overuse of Fanservice.
  • Camp Gay: He's bi, but he's completely the jaunty scarf and nasal voice stereotype.
  • Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: When he notices that Aiyanna is a girl, he makes her cry by instantly switching her from Captain America to a skimpy Wonder Woman outfit.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Bay love explosions and fighting, but would never actually fight each other.
  • Giftedly Bad: He's completely naïve about what makes decent film-making, but thinks he's amazing.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: In his Q&A, he clearly loves Bay but squirrely denies that they're together.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He really wants you to reassure him that he's cool.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: To him, Batman and Superman have been stone cold killers for years.

Groups

    The Meninists 
A group of mens rights' activists that debuted in Mad Max: Fury Road who do nothing but rant about the feminist agenda in movies.

    "Aww" Girls 
Debuted in the Alvin and the Chipmunks review, they only watch the Chipmunk movies because they're addicted to all things cute. Alvin and Tthe Chipmunks: The Squeakquel introduced the "D'aww" Girls, who are the exact same characters.

Recurring Actors

    Jori and Jason Laws 

Jori and Jason Laws

Better known as the crazy family from Demo Reel and the Adventure Time VLOGS co-hosts, they also contribute as background characters for the sketches. Their daughter Brianna also participates in some of the sketches as well. The two of them also maintain their own movie review site, Forced Viewing.

  • Audience Surrogate: In the AT vlogs, whether it's confused, irritated or uncomfortable, Jason's reaction to Doug's behavior will usually mirror the person watching.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Doug says in “Root Beer Guy” that Jori's got the curves of Mrs Incredible and means that as a compliment, but she doesn't like the comparison.
  • Disposable Woman: Jori juices herself at the end of “Too Old” and Doug/Jason act like she's dead (or that her laughing is another voice of Jason's) in a joke that they both admit got milked dry really fast.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Played for Laughs in “Betty”, as Jason says while he hates kids and old people, Doug is a horrible person for not wanting to take care of his wife if she was mentally sick.
    • As he says, he'll rag on Doug because it's fun to see him defensively rant for ages, but will stop and reassure him about whatever when he needs it.
  • Female Misogynist: Jori isn't really, but the Adventure Time vlogs have Doug and Jason mock her for it whenever she Ron The Death Eaters Princess Bubblegum, or when she called Flame Princess the creepy stalker while Finn was just "lovestruck".
  • Happily Adopted: Jason talks about it in The Visitor, saying also he's met his birth mom and they get on, he considers his adoptive family his real family.
  • Hysterical Woman: Jori (with plenty of helpful mocking from Doug) plays this up a lot in the vlogs, especially with her hatred of Bubblegum that she says in "Lady And Peebles" isn't completely genuine.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Bri's (Jason and Jori's daughter) a teenage girl who (good-naturedly of course) teases Doug for his memory issues, and crows to her mom about everyone else liking Bubblegum in “The Suitor”.
  • Mama Bear: In contrast to her Demo Reel counterpart, Jori's an awesome one. In "Princess Cookie", she says that if Bri were one of the hostages, she'd slit Cookie's throat in front of Bubblegum.
  • Nice Guy: Jason was asked once why he did the vlogs when he doesn't get paid, and replied he just wanted to help out a friend who needed it. There's also all the times when Doug will apologize for something minor (like even just a different opinion) and Jason will reassure him that it's okay.
  • Not So Different: At the end of "Lady And Peebles", Jason reminds Jori that, like PB, she's nice but also knows how to defend herself. Jori then leaves upset at the realization that she and Bubblegum have something in common. She also joke-pouts when Jason calls her Bubblegum for correcting Doug on sciencey things in "Jake The Dad".
  • Obsessed with Food: Jason's role as the “Fat Kid” in The Monster Squad review is to eat as much as humanly possible.
  • Parental Substitute: Both of them act like it to Doug in the Adventure Time vlogs, with Jason calming him down a few times by telling him he's still cute and Jori grounding him in "Hitman" and "Too Young".
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: In the Monster Squad Review, "Fat Kid" is a South Confederate.
  • Ron the Death Eater: invoked Jori is so willing to blame Bubblegum for every little thing and act like all the problems are her fault that in "Burning Low" she actually gets pissed off when PB is in the right the whole time.
    • Doug has a rant at her when she doesn't know why Ice King likes Betty in the first place because she's apparently “not sweet enough”.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: invoked Jori explains in “The Tower” that she wants Bubblegum to be a nice sweet princess, and feels like that's how she's supposed to be (even when everything in the show says she's actually Good Is Not Nice), and so that's why she's so against the character normally. It's basically a case of Black and White Morality goggles.
  • The Smurfette Principle: From "Lady And Peebles", Doug likes to tease Jori by saying she's only there in vlogs to "represent all women's opinions".
  • Straight Man: In Web Weirdos, Jason points out that Doug's the animated workaholic cloudcuckoolander of the two of them and he's just there to listen, help with the vlogs and reel him back when "[he's] all over the place".
  • Token Good Teammate: Jason lampshades in "Who Would Win" that he's the one in vlogs that fans want to kick the least, as Jori gets both sexism and complaints about her "Bubblegum is the devil" Single-Issue Wonk, and Doug/fandom issues don't need to be documented any further.
  • Tough Love: Jason's specialty. As he said in “Jake The Dog” and other episodes, Doug's a good guy who should be allowed to rant about whatever he wants without being mocked or feeling the need to apologize, but needs to brought back to reality and called out whenever he acts stupid.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jason is frequently seen drinking Mountain Dew in the vlogs.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jason's secondary purpose on the Adventure Time vlogs, after helping Doug analyze the show, seems to be bringing him back (or at least trying) whenever he acts too crazy or jerkish.
    • Notably in “Holly Jolly Secrets 2”, when Doug is obsessing over the glasses and not the big reveal; Jason notes that as the show goes on he's less making himself get upset over the deep things in the comedy (like in "Donny") and more trying to hide in focusing on things like fries and glasses.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: The boys want it too, but Jori is the first one to ask for Slash Fic of Jason and Doug, and enjoys a particularly clingy hug between the two of them at the end of "Hug Wolf".
    • In "BMO Lost", she wants Jason to "hit Doug sexy-like", and Robin (Doug's wife) agrees with her that should happen.
  • Your Cheating Heart: As two of the TMZ reporters.
  • Yes-Man: Both of them as the TMZ reporters for the Chief Editor.

    Barney Walker 

Barney Walker

Doug and Rob's father. He does many of the behind scenes work (instrumentals, costumes and props) and some extras.
  • Ascended Extra: Lately, he is very prominent in commentaries and background characters in both the show and the anniversary specials.
  • Cool Old Guy: Malcolm and Tamara love him, and he's very nice to them.
    • Half his contributions to the commentary on the Disney Afternoon is trivia about the history of Disney, some of the voice actors, and previous inspirations for the shows. He's pretty interesting to listen to.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly at Doug in behind the scenes for various reasons, but there's a nice moment in Midwest Media Expo 2015 talking about the Troubled Production of Pop Quiz Hotshot and how “benevolent overlord” Michaud just ordered a set built.
  • Dirty Old Man: Clearly not in real life, but he's supposed to be a bit creepy when in the fifth hyper vlog he tells her he's applauding her stalking efforts and he's her biggest fan.
  • Papa Wolf: According to Doug in The Christmas Tree review, he joined the navy to help support his family.
  • Super OCD: Doug apparently inherited it from him, as he says in a panel that he likes the way comic panels are set up because it soothes his OCD.
  • So Proud of You: Inverted for laughs in the Fantastic Four making of, when Doug is wearing his costume, he says “you know fathers always want to be proud of their sons, but what can I say about Doug?”
  • Team Dad: Literally. When he's on set and Doug/Rob get into bratty fights with each other, he'll yell at them and they'll stop.
  • Troll: In the Last Jedi behind the scenes, he puts a rebel sign on Malcolm's imperial hat to see if anyone would notice. Rob and Doug complain that they get enough shit for "getting things wrong" as it is.

Real people as themselves

    Spoiler Character 

Mara Wilson

"Well, so long, Critic. I'm sure now the that the public have seen your brilliant choices as a child, they'll be just as accepting as you were of mine."

A certain nostalgic person, playing herself in a... rather different persona than the roles she's known for. Also currently The Nostalgia Chick's new neighbor.

    Spoiler Character 

Dante Basco

"The time has come to reclaim my honor you dishonorably dishonored by honorably honoring my honorable honor!"

A cast member from Avatar: The Last Airbender, he attacks the Critic in his countdown of the Top 11 Best Episodes of the show.

  • Adam Westing: Plays himself as a delusional nutcase that thinks he's his character, and plays said character as an over-the-top parody of the show's version.
  • Berserk Button: Two. Dishonoring the Avatar franchise, and, even when he think he's his character, being confused for another role he's played.
  • Be Yourself: The Lesson the Critic teaches him. It doesn't stick.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: "You man! You stupid, stupid man!"
  • Calling Your Attacks: Shouts "HONOR!" as he shoots his fireballs.
  • Catchphrase: "HONOR!"
  • Composite Character: In-universe, of a sort. Though Dante is quite obviously playing like he thinks he's Zuko, there's a bit of Rufio in his behavior too, and at the end of the review he starts to think he's Jake Long instead of Zuko. Additionally, his portrayal of Zuko is heavily taken from the Ember Island Players in-universe portrayal of Zuko as an honor-obsessed Emo Teen.
  • Determinator: No matter how much the Critic keeps running, he keeps up the pursuit.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's only attacking the Critic for dishonoring the Avatar franchise with his previous Top 11 Worst Episodes list. The Critic eventually talks him down and they settle things peacefully. And when he's not attacking the Critic, he seems perfectly nice to other people as long as they aren't in his way. He's certainly nicer to Malcolm and Tamara than Critic is, sympathizing with the former while Critic's a coward, and telling Tamara that dressing up like a ninja is a nice try while Critic condescends to her.
  • No-Sell: The Critic's firebending in the form of Mario-like fireballs didn't hurt him at all.
  • Not So Different: “pandering to the base by acting like a character the fandom can't get enough of” is an awful lot like what Critic has freely admitted to doing post comeback, and it's just lucky that his projecting apparently fits what Dante is doing in the episode.
  • Playing with Fire: He can firebend.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Takes a time-out from attacking the Critic to read an Avatar comic and enjoys it.

    Don Bluth 

Don Bluth

  • As Himself
  • Cool Old Guy He can beckon people to the computer through Dragon's Lair symbols and take over TV channels, though it's not quite explained yet how.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He pulls no punches in mocking the Critic while playing 'Dragon's Lair'. Goes into Shut Up And Talk as well, as he sarcastically (but affectionately) praises Doug for “not staying on any image longer than a nano second”.
  • Death Glare: Intimidates the Critic throughout Conquest of the Commercials with nothing but a hard, piercing gaze.
  • The Quiet One: The only time he speaks in Conquest of the Commercials is him saying he's waiting for the Critic to make his move.

Other Characters

    Superman 

Superman

Played by Rob Scallon and Angry Joe.

    Ghost Pony Rider 

Ghost Pony Rider

A pony-fied version of the Ghost Rider, a skeletal unicorn with a leather jacket and flaming skull who appears for related jokes.

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    Zack the Psycho Maniac 

Zack the Psycho Maniac

A grown-up version of "Zack the Lego Maniac" from the old Lego commercials of the '90s. He still lives with his grandmother and has graduated from building Lego sculptures to building bombs, which he uses to take revenge on anyone who's slighted him. Played by Jay Chapman.

     Ma-Ti 

Ma-Ti

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The TGWTG version of the Captain Planet character with the power of heart (or at least someone CLAIMING to be him), as played by Doug's friend Bhargav Dronamraju. Appears in the Nostalgia Critic's Captain Planet review, the anniversary brawl video, NC's Battlefield Earth review, Kickassia, and Suburban Knights. Might actually just be a delusional Indian guy with a mysterious grudge against Ted Turner and a completely unrelated magic ring, nobody's quite sure. Sadly, his actor has left the series.

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