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The Runaway Guys is a collaboration between Chuggaaconroy, ProtonJon, and NintendoCapriSun. They Let's Play games together, and have had special guests for many of their projects. There are many tropes about them, now the player-specific Tropes go here.

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  • Adaptational Jerkass: Both Chugga and Jon act more rude and obnoxious on this channel than they are on their solo channels.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Chugga went from a fan of Jon's to his best friend he trusts enough to put up a Vitriolic Best Buds act with and admits having Big Brother Instinct for. Likewise, Tim was a fan of both Emile and Jon, and is now a Big Brother Mentor of sorts they ask for advice. He clearly enjoys himself and even trusts them enough to trick them sometimes.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Guys provide a gender-inverted example of this trope.
    • Emile: Brawn. The most excitable and gung-ho of the Guys and physically the strongest.
    • Tim: Beauty. The most calm and rational of the Guys who has a keen sense of observation.
    • Jon: Brains. The most street smart and realistic of the Guys and sports a cynical worldview.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Tim and Jon are this towards Emile in their Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Metroid let's plays. It's kinda the point.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Tim. He — as Yoshi — has been attacked by steam in Luigi's Engine Room, chased by a giant boulder in DK'S Jungle Adventure, bitten by a Pirahna Plant in Peach's Birthday Cake, and eaten by a giant fish on Yoshi's Tropical Island.
      • He also got the first Game Over in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. And got killed by the first Goomba. Appropriately, he's playing as Luigi.
      • And the first death in Subspace Emissary.
      • A large portion of the Great Maze can be summed up by "TIIIM!"
      • During Dokapon Kingdom, Tim gains an amazing shield at the beginning of an episode... only for Chugga to destroy it at the end.
    • In Mario Party, the lone CPU gets this in an actual round. One round actually has the guys forming an Anti-CPU alliance. To date, the CPU's victory count is one, on the first board of 5.
    • Jon tends to be the most skilled of the three, but sometimes gets screwed by poor luck, like in Wheel of Fortune and Mario Party during DK's Jungle Adventure. Then Yoshi's Tropical Island. Then he won.
      Jon: GAAAAAAME!
      • Mario Party 3 hates Jon. He just can't catch a break, and the game seems to take every chance it can to give him the worst of all possible outcomes.
      • Mario Party DS appears to have a personal vendetta against Jon, with him being shut out for the first time in any of their Mario Party playthroughs. Seemingly every negative thing that can happen in the game happens to him at some point.
    • Chuggaaconroy has spells of being this every now and again, especially in Fortune Street Fortune Street, Wheel of Fortune, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mario Party 5, 6 and 10. He also gets on the receiving end of many jabs from Jon and Josh in New Super Mario Bros. U.
      • He tends to be on the receiving end of the most verbal abuse of the group, due to poor teamwork skills and lame puns.
    • In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Josh Jepson gets his turn at this; while NCS tends to die as often as him, he at least gathers more lives, meaning Josh usually has the least lives and the most deaths.
    • Sonic Adventure marks a rare time where all three of the guys end up sharing this position, as all three of them end up having some pretty embarrassing moments. Highlights include Chugga dying on the very first boss in the game on its first attack, NCS drowning as Big the Cat, and Jon being the only one of the three to get a Game Over, and in the game's Hub Level of all things, although this was down to bad stage design rather than being his fault.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Both in terms of characters in New Super Mario Bros. and of names in Brawl, Chugga is Red (the fearless leader), Jon is Blue (he tends to be more proficient and knowledgeable of the games than the other two), and Tim is Green (the most laid-back and gentle of the three). Josh even fulfills the Yellow fourth member part of the trope.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All three are varying levels of displaying sarcasm and dry humor, with Jon being the most prominent.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Downplayed. All three are mentally stable, but all three happen to be neurodivergent. Emile has Autism, Tim has Asperger's Syndrome, and Jon has ADHD.
  • Evil Laugh:
    • Chugga has done quite a few. One of the best was when he won in a Tug-o-War game.
      • Made funnier by how whenever the character in the Bowser suit wins a Tug-o War game, they do an "evil laugh" animation.
    • NintendoCapriSun also makes a few, often when the other two are yelling.
    • In Episode 14 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Jon used one after royally screwing everyone over. Considering how it sounded, though, maybe it would be more accurate to call it a Troll Laugh.
    • Mario Party's Pot o' Skills has another fantastic one after Jon beats everyone in Tug of War.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: Inverted, the main guys are Kindhearted Cat Lovers and their most appearing female guests (Masae and Lucah) love Dogs. Although, Masae appears to be (and according to Lucah, is) a Friend to All Living Things, and Lucah grew fond of cats after befriending Emile's cat Kirby, to the point that she and Jon adopted a Handicapped Cute Kitten named Big Boss Bagel in 2016. On the guy side, Tim seems to be a Friend to All Living Things, and Emile finds dogs cool, but prefers cats.
  • Freudian Excuse: Why do the Guys come keep on coming with suicide jokes even though many viewers get offended by them? All three of them have been suicidal in parts of their lives. Jon talks a bit about it in a Yoshi's Island episode, in which he says it helps talking about it.
  • Genre Savvy: The Guys are well aware of some of their fanbase's... peculiarities... and in particular, when Jon and Chugga argue, they often exploit it by challenging the fans to make embarrassing fanart or fanfiction of the other.
    Jon: And you wonder why there's slash.
  • Griefer: Chugga plays this role very well.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: All 3 are cat people.
  • Large Ham:
    • Chugga is a pretty big Large Ham, as per his usual LPs where he sends his mic levels skyrocketing into the red zone. He really doesn't like it when things don't go his way.
    • Whenever things don't go Jon's way in Mario Party, he shouts "GAAAAAAAME!" He also has quite a few freak-outs like this during other boards, especially Eternal Star, and is arguably the Largest Ham of the group, frequently sending everyone into laughing fits whenever he hams it up.
    • Josh Jepson appears to be one as well.
  • Magic Knight: Emile and Jon both fit this role in Castle Crashers.
  • Manchild: They can be incredibly childish sometimes. Part of the charm.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: All the guys are sensitive guys to Masae's manly woman.
  • Motor Mouth: NintendoCapriSun talks real fast. Chugga does this as well, though mostly due to having a ton of things he wants to say.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Tim is the nice, Jon is the mean, and Emile is the in-between. However, this is all an act, as all 3 are Nice Guys in real life, so this trope is purely Played for Laughs.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted with all three, as they call each other by their real names (Emile, Tim, and Jon) quite often.
    • Played straight with Emile in earlier projects where he's primarily called Chugga.
  • Power Trio: Seems to border on Knight, Knave, and Squire at times.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Chugga and Tim could be seen as this trope, while Jon rapidly switches between red and blue at times. The other two are always red and blue, though.
  • Sad Clown: all 3 are this, they're happily mostly not sad during most of the LPs, but one can see shades of it.
  • Tempting Fate: All of them have done this — sometimes accidentally, sometimes on purpose to the other Guys. Jon in particular seems to have mastered weaponizing it against Emile, but Emile has done this to Jon on occasion as well.
  • Those Two Guys: If some of them are likely to fight, it's Emile and Jon. If two of them are likely to sing, it's Jon and Tim (both of which are actually pretty good in different ways). And if two are likely to make puns, it's Tim and Emile.
  • Token Trio: they enjoy parodying this with Emile being the Token Minority by often mentioning being Mexican but Jon using a Mexican accent at times for fun and often being one for being one being Canadian in USA at times and also Tim when in Canada. Both Jon and Tim as the Token Majority switching on wherever they're in USA or in Canada. And Tim as the Token Female by playing as a woman in Wheel Of Fortune and sometimes being called 'Tim, his wife' when "needing" a woman, including one time he wanted to be in the same "team" as Masae and Lucah..
  • True Companions: They're willing to travel across the continent just to hang out, and they always have each others' backs, even if they do ham up the Vitriolic Best Buds thing.
  • Verbal Tic: Chugga has a habit of suddenly saying "Luigi!" whenever NCS does something of note in the New Super Mario Bros. Wii videos. Josh also did this a couple of times.
    • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Chugga does the same thing, but with Dedede rather than Luigi.
    • NCS tends to fill any dead air with tics like "Holy crap", "Oh my God", and "This is crazy", while Josh does the same with "Oh my goodness".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The relationship between Jon and Chugga has definite shades of this.
    • Especially prevalent in New Super Mario Bros., with them repeatedly trying to kill each other.
    • Guess what was Jon's and Emile's most common death cause at the end? ...EACH OTHER. In both NSMB Wii and U. Summed up well in this conversation:
      Jon: (to Emile) I hate you.
      Emile: No, you don'-
      Jon: YES, I DO!
    • In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Josh also joins in this relationship with both Jon and Chugga. Tim is the only one not hit by this.

Tropes pertaining to the main three Guys:


The first of the main three Runaway Guys, Chugga is usually the best or at least better players of whatever game the group is playing. He is the loudest and most energetic of the three main guys. He also tries to annoy ProtonJon as much as possible and allow for situations where the viewers can laugh at the group's collective suffering. In the Mario Parties (up to Mario Party 4), he played Donkey Kong. In Mario Party 5, he switched to Daisy. In Mario Party 7, he switched again to Toad. In Super Smash Bros, he played Ness. In Mario Kart 64, he played Wario. In the New Super Mario Bros. series, he played Mario, but switched to Yellow Toad in New Super Luigi U. In Kirby's Return to Dreamland, he played Kirby. In Fortune Street, he played Bowser Jr. for the first three boards, then switched back to Donkey Kong starting from Slimenia. In the Tournament Arc of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he played Lucas. In Mario Power Tennis, he played Bowser Jr. In Mario Kart: Double Dash, he played Toad on Team Streetpassers with MasaeAnela. In the Rayman series, he played Rayman. In Castle Crashers, he played Red Knight. In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, he played Red Link. In Secret of Mana he played the Boy note . In 100% Orange Juice!, initially he played as QP, but later switched to Sumika.

Wins: Mario Party note , Super Smash Bros. Brawl SSE note , Super Smash Bros Brawl Free-for-all note , Mario Party 2 note , Mario Power Tennis tournament note , Wii Party note , Fortune Street note , Burnout Revenge note , Mario Party 3 note , Mario Party 4 note , Wii Party U note , Mario Party 7 note , Mario Party 8 note , 100% Orange Juice!note , Mario Party DS note 

  • The Ace: Not normally, but in Mario Power Tennis. To the point where Rodri is praised for being the only player to NOT be curb-stomped by him. Indeed, the guest players seem to see him as the Opposing Sports Team.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: Not Chugga himself, but the fact that he plays as Donkey Kong in the Mario Party games contrasts with his individual channel where he's never played a Donkey Kong game or even a game that has Donkey Kong as a playable character.
    • Daisy takes this role in Mario Party 5 and 6.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Acts like one in early let's plays, but later grows out of it. He still has some shades of it in in the Super Mario 3D World let's play, but then it was combined with him being a Cloud Cuckoo Lander so he went too far ahead of the others, only to complain about them being slow.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He has a habit of being distracted, such as pointing out how nice the background looks, while in the middle of gameplay.
    • This habit of his leads to some very strange trains of thought on his part, like concluding that making pizza by going to the bathroom is an awesome power and that the final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land is the king of Hawaii.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When Jon and Tim are asked on their formsprings what they genuinely like about Emile, they both say this is one of his best traits here and here. Since he's the one who provides detailed information on every game and edits all the videos, this is to be expected.
  • Bad Impressionists: An oddly specific example; whenever Chugga does any impression, Jon always thinks it sounds more like Scooby-Doo than whoever Chugga was trying to do. One can only imagine what would happen if Chugga tried to do an impression of Scooby-Doo...
  • Berserk Button: Steve, as usual.
    • He also gets annoyed whenever Jon mocks him with the Anime Cat Girl noise he accidentally made.
    • And when people take his friendship with Jon the wrong way.
    • When he (and Jon) appeared in World's Most Frustrating Game Show, Emile's only moment of anger (symbolized by changes to their face sketches at the bottom of the screen) was when his partner, Derek the Bard, was unable to recognize a piece of music from Mario Party. While Derek is Rapid-Fire Name Guessing, Emile is giving him a silent (and exaggerated) Death Glare.
    • He really doesn't like Mario Party 10. See Rage Breaking Point below.
    • Implying that Paper Mario: Sticker Star was a good game. Every time the game is brought up in even the slightest positive lightnote  Chugga will almost always go flying into a rageful rant about why Sticker Star is a worst game he's ever had the "honor" of playing. A notable moment was from their Super Metroid LP, where, when Chugga wonders if there were any other games he brushed off because of his impatientiness, Jon ends up citing Sticker Star as an example, at which point Chugga practically explodes at the comment.note 
  • Better than a Bare Bulb: If there is any form of coincidence, irony, or status quo change in either the game or with the three of them, Chugga will point it out sooner or later.
  • Born Lucky: As per his normal LPs, Chugga normally has the greatest luck of the three, especially in the first Mario Party, including winning the majority of the boards, having his stars switched with the leader at the last second thanks to Chance Time, and running into multiple Star Spaces in one turn. Subverted concerning the dice rolls that determine turn order, as he keeps getting to move last.
    • Also, in the sequel, getting a last second hidden star on the final turn in Pirate Land, ultimately leading to his victory.
    • Jon points this out in Horror Land of Mario Party 2 and refers to it as Chugga's "stupid luck".
      • Chugga himself lampshades this in Fortune Street by yelling "SUPER LUCK ACTIVATE!" when gaining a free teleport to the bank. inverted due to him being consistently dead last for the entire game.
    • He claims that when he was a kid, he never knew that Game Guy in Mario Party 3 took away all of your coins if you lost until he played with friends, because he never lost.
    • And in Mario Party 4, he wins Bowser's Gnarly Party thanks to getting three Happening spaces in a row to get the Happening Star, and Reversal of Fortune actually working in his favor.
    • Subverted in Wheel of Fortune, where he manages to get some fairly good spins which allow him to often get the first chance to solve the word puzzles ahead of Jon and Tim, but this only results in him being humiliated much more often with his bizarre guesses.
  • Big "NO!": The only member who does this constantly, especially during Chance Time.
  • Book Dumb: Says he's dumb because he doesn't read (books), Jon is skeptical to this.
  • Buffy Speak: Has begun doing this as of late.
  • Butt-Monkey: Normally not nearly as much as the others, but in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he becomes the subject of plenty of verbal abuse from Jon.
    Chugga: Hey!
    • Even Tim gets in on this:
    Chugga: I'm the American...person.
    Jon: Dream? You're the American dream?
    • In general he tends to be the target of a lot of sarcastic comments, especially when Masae gets involved.
    • He becomes one in Wheel of Fortune when his unfamiliarity with the show and lack of expertise at word puzzles lead to "Calibrary Cuff Paula Deen." Chugga is genuinely embarrassed about it, and Jon's mocking doesn't help.
    • After the first Runaway Guys stream, jokes about his lack of noticing innuendos has also become a trend.
    • Chugga also has this role in a good chunk of Sonic Adventure, in which he has the most deaths, including on the game's Warm-Up Boss of all things and has several glitches happen to him; however, it's downplayed as both Jon and Tim have their difficult moments as well.
    • He ends up like this in Super Mario Bros. 3 due to him not having as much experience with 8-bit games. He ends up with over four times the amount of deaths than both NCS and Jon combined.
    • Mario Party 5 does not treat Chugga well, constantly screwing over his chances of victory in favor of either Jon or the AI. Unlike the previous Mario Party games, where he managed to win at least one board (even in Jon's near sweep of Mario Party 4), by the end of Mario Party 5, everyone BUT Chugga won at least one board, including the AI.
      • Mario Party 6 does nearly the same thing as above, since he is abused over capsules and will have his winning chances be screwed over by Jon or the AI. Like the previous games, he and the AI does not win any board at the end.
    • invokedSpecial mention goes to the May 2016 Runaway Guys livestream. At the end of a Bowser Party in Mario Party 10, he, being the last one alive, fails a luck-based minigame and is launched right into Bowser (played by Jon), where he subsequently launches into an extremely loud, salt-induced rant about how badly skewed Bowser Party is in Bowser's favor, and that he has never played a game of Bowser Party where Bowser lost. When Chugga inevitably loses to Jon, Jon and Masae suggest letting him play as Bowser for the next Bowser Party as catharsis. He proceeds to witness Bowser losing in a Bowser Party for the first time in his life — while playing as Bowser. It's so bad that #HugsForChuggs and variations thereof started flying around Twitch chat because the game was just that cruel to him.
  • Call-Back: Chugga has referenced the Runaway Guys videos in his then-current solo LPsPikmin 2 and Luigi's Mansion. He specifically references "Don't Eat The Mushroom" whenever a poison mushroom shows up in the mansion.
    • This has continued into later LPs as well.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • "Might as welllll JUMP!"
    • It's almost always him saying "DOH I MISSED".
    • "That is not the point" is his usual rebuttal when Jon wins an argument with him.
    • "WHERE YOU AT?" whenever something goes his way.
    • Likes to say "Maybe-possibly-almost-not-quite" instead of just a simple "maybe" (or anything similar).
    • In the Mario Party LPs, whenever he's the 1 in a 3-on-1 minigame he declares "Everyone against the monkey!"
    • "Plot Twist!"
    • "We weren't recording!?!"
    • "[Winner] takes it!" whenever a minigame or tournament match is won.
    • "Got it!" whenever he gets something.
    • "Oh baby," in precarious circumstances.
    • "I have tears in my eyes right now," for when he finds something particularly funny.
  • Character Development: He's a real person and not a character, but this is the closest trope. He starts out in Mario Party rather normal, only having occasional Large Ham or Cloud Cuckoo Lander moments, with pretty much the only real humour from him coming from his rivalry with Jon. By New Super Mario Bros. Wii, however, he's become much more entertaining.
    • Another example, from New Super Mario Bros. Wii onwards, he indeed starts playing up his rivalry with Jon, trolling him for viewer enjoyment, making bad puns and references, etc. By the time Josh returns for New Super Mario Bros. U, Josh seems the most openly annoyed by this, and by the end of the LP, and ever since, Chugga has toned it down and become more cooperative. Lampshaded in the credits for New Super Luigi U when Chugga himself admits that he was becoming more "grating" to listen to during video editing.
  • Character Exaggeration/Flanderization: After the incident in the first LP about him never having seen an Indiana Jones or Back to the Future film, Jon now reacts with exaggerated shock every time Chugga mentions he's seen any film.
    • Similarly, in Mario Party 2, Jon likes to exaggerate Chugga's love of the Wario "DOH, I MISSED" catchphrase (together with Chugga's encyclopaedic knowledge of games) by claiming Chugga has an annotated list of every single situation in the game where the catchphrase appears.
    • Chugga himself seems to deliberately play up his own Large Ham, Leeroy Jenkins and Book Dumb / Popcultural Osmosis Failure tendencies to contrast with Jon more. There is quite a noticeable contrast with his solo LPs.
      • On the other hand, it's been stated that Chugga is a lot more hyper and awkward in a social setting, which explains the difference between the channels.
      • Masae mentioned on her ask page that he tenses up when the recording is turned on. As seen in Tim's secret recording of them playing or in Tim's vlogs where he's not stressed.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Jon informs us that Chugga has one of these.
    • Referenced again in Subspace Emissary 5.
  • Children Are Innocent: He cites himself as this. Josh laughs.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Exhibits traits of this. Mentioned in Fortune Street Mario Stadium:
    Jon: Have we come to the realization that Emile just lives in his own world when it comes to commentary?
    Josh: Yeah...
  • Crazy-Prepared: He states himself as such here because he practices for his LPs months in advance while talking to someone else. This is so he can adjust to the multiple factors that come with other people being around while focusing on playing the game. He also keeps everything super organized according to Jon and Tim and is usually the person with the most knowledge of their current project.
    • This is most noticeable in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where Chugga plays pretty well despite stating elsewhere that he isn't good at 2D Mario games. In a later LP, he mentions that he's incapable of beating New Super Mario Bros. Wii when playing alone, which you wouldn't expect from his performance in the LP.
    • He is the only member who has played "Little Big Planet 2"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not stupid, per se, but tends to not play too well in Subspace Emissary. However, when they reach normal matches rather than platforming, he proves to be quite competent.
    • He shows this even more in the bonus battle and tournament, doing amazingly well in both. He wins both of their matches in the bonus battle, and reaches fourth place in the tournament. And he likely could have gotten even higher, if he hadn't lost his first match due to a rolling crate spawning and ramming him offscreen.
  • Cuddle Bug: Loves hugging the others. With his Friendless Background in elementary school, it may not be that weird.
  • Culture Blind: A common Running Gag is that Jon or Tim will make a joke or reference about a popular movie or TV show, only for Emile to reveal that he's never seen the movie in question.
  • Curbstomp Battle: He's on the delivering side in Mario Power Tennis, constantly. He was one of the only ones to practice, though.
  • Cute Bruiser: He's socially awkward and doesn't resort to violence, but this doesn't mean he isn't powerful, as he goes to the gym on a regular basis to psyche himself up for recordings. This is exemplified best in the June 2022 TRG meetup when the Guys played a punching bag arcade game. Tim's strength was measured at 507, Jon's strength was measured at 523, and Emile's strength was measured at a whopping 666. A second punch scales his strength at 786.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost as much as Jon.
  • Determinator: According to Jon's Formspring, Chugga really wanted to be Player 1 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land since the three of them hadn't changed player numbers since the beginning, despite not being terribly good at the game. So he allegedly powered his way through the game in order to prove to Jon that he was capable of being Player 1. And he was, once the project began.
    • Refused to let his shot go to waste and end up in the gutter in Kirby's Dream Course that he jumped around for a minute until he managed to get out. Tim even started singing Neverending Shot!
  • Failed a Spot Check: Very prone to doing this, if his stories about why he didn't get very far in Banjo-Kazooie and Metroid Prime as a kid, as well as only realizing that there was a run button in Donkey Kong Country Returns five worlds in during their playthrough of it are any indication.
  • Fragile Speedster: Later on in their 100% Orange Juice playthrough, Emile switches to Sumika, who has +1 to attack and evasion but -1 to defense.
  • French Jerk: Sometimes acts like one for funs and giggles with a thick but not very good accent, much to Jon's annoyance, but it's treated as kinda okay expect not really, as he's part French and all.
  • The Gadfly: He loves to annoy Jon, because he thinks it's funny, and he'll often act weird just to get a reaction.
  • Grammar Nazi: Is the first to correct Jon whenever he says something like "Tim and me", reminding him to say "Tim and I" instead.
    Jon: Thank you, Grammar Nazi.
    • Turns out it's practically a reflex: Episode 60 of his Xenoblade Chronicles 1 LP reveals that while English is his first language, it was a secondary language for most of his family growing up, and they would ask him to correct their English to help them learn.
  • Griefer: Usually the one that screws the other guys out of victories.
  • The Hero: The unofficial leader, due to his gaming skill. Furthered by him being Player 1 in many of their LPs.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • With Jon, off-screen.
    • In 2022, Tim became his roommate.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In episode 3 of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, it's mentioned that he can beatbox.
    • In Wheel of Fortune, he reveals that, despite doing poorly in school overall, he was top of his class (or close to it) in History/Geography.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tortures Jon with the "Move faster Pokey" line for fun, but reacts in pure agony whenever Jon mentions Steve.
  • Iconic Outfit: His polo shirts, which Jon tries to exaggerate into a Cargo Ship. Even the game Wii Party joins in by randomly assigning a striped colour scheme to Chugga's Mii in one minigame, making it look like he's wearing a polo shirt.
  • Innocently Insensitive/Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: The poor guy can't catch a break! That Lucahjin finds Accidental Innuendos in everything he says doesn't help.
  • Jack of All Stats: In 100% Orange Juice he first plays as QP, who has a 0 in all stats and 5 HP, making him a bit more balanced than Jon (Stone Wall-slash-Glass Cannon combo Kyousuke) and Tim (the Fragile Speedster Suguri)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He tends to act even more obnoxious than on his main channel, and has too much fun annoying his teammates, especially Jon, but he does care about them, and has also given some nice gifts for them on several occasions.
  • Large Ham: Just like on his main channel, Emile is very cheerful and upbeat, and it shows up even more here than on his own channel. Jon pointed out on one of his streams that Emile is more boisterous when there's two or more people around him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Many of the other Guys' and Guests' deaths are due to Chugga running ahead and scrolling them offscreen.
  • Lethal Chef: A bumper for Colosseum 2021 shows off his lack of cooking talent as Masae challenges him to make cookies without looking up a recipe. He joked about adding dill pickle mustard, the dough behaved like a batter, and the result was a nearly raw slab that smoked.
  • Magikarp Power: In the guys' Super Metroid LP, he starts the game having never played past the first 5 minutes due to missing an obvious path. By the time he finishes the game, he pulls of several difficult sequence breaks; has gotten quite accomplished at Bomb Jumping, Wall Jumping, and Shinesparking,; and managed to not only beat many of the game's more difficult bosses on the first try, but also would've beaten the escape sequence at the end first try with a split-second to spare were it not for a single poorly-timed button press right at the very end.
  • The Medic: During New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he usually pops the other players' bubbles.
  • Manchild: Played for laughs, and done intentionally, but his childish humor easily fits this trope.
    • Somewhat appropriate since he is the youngest of the three members.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: His friendship with Masae is this dynamic, one can hear it well sometimes where he Screams Like a Little Girl while she comes with Mighty Roars.
    Jon: What was THAT?!
  • Mr. Exposition: He is often the one to know the most about the game they're LPing, and will supply information about its details and background as they play.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Not really mundane but he mentions he thinks that a group of people manages to improvise a song and melody that works to be really cool. After asking him a bit more about it, the group's biggest music fan, Tim agrees.
  • Narrating the Obvious: Of the three, his commentary tends toward this the most.
  • No Indoor Voice: Utterly screams whenever something really good or bad happens.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: He occasionally becomes angry or irritable, despite usually being the cheerful one. Most prominent examples are Bowser Land of Mario Party 2, the Precision F-Strike example below, and the Super Smash Bros. Brawl recording failure story listed on their Epic Fail page.
  • Phrase Catcher: Jon and some of the tournament guests have taken to calling him "Mr. Conroy" in a crotchety old man voice.
  • Poke the Poodle: His revenge on Jon for trying to kill him is to not replace the batteries in Jon's controller until after the game is over.
  • The Pollyanna: Chugga maintains a positive attitude in most everything he does. It's incredibly noticeable during Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where the guys are forced to repeat Stage 2 of Egg Engines to try and get 3 of the 4 Energy Spheres*, where Jon sounds incredibly frustrated, and Tim sounds relieved that it's over, Chugga is still his upbeat self.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • After they get a Star Coin which took them quite a while to get, only to have the only one alive, Jon, die at the end...
    Chugga: I speak for everyone when I say this: Fuck you, ProtonJon.
    • Also, twice in episode 20 of New Super Mario Bros. U.
    • Drops one to Jon at the beginning of "Cruise Week" during Wheel of Fortune when Jon brings up one of Chugga's many bad guesses.
    • A rather unenthused Chugga responds accordingly when Mario Party 10 shows Chugga how many spaces he was to winning Bowser Party.
      Chugga: Fuck you, game.
    • Mixed with Cluster F-Bomb in Mario Party DS when he finds out that DK's Stone Statue did not have a cap on how many stars you can buy at once when he had initially assumed there was.
  • Player Tic: He tends to idly thumb at the A button when it's not his turn in games, this usually ends up biting him in games with shared text boxes or when pressing A advances to the next box and losing him and the others out on pertinent information.
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: When it comes to things he's not interested in. He seemingly blocks it out, probabably so he won't Complain About Shows He Doesn't Watch.
  • Pungeon Master: He loves to crack hilariously bad puns at the other guys' expenses.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: At one point, though we can only take the word of the other players.
  • Rage Breaking Point: In a livestream, while playing Bowser Party in Mario Party 10, throughout the game he (along with Tim, Masae, and Tom Fawkes, while Jon is Bowser) are subject to the mode's various imbalances, which Emile takes with amusement at best and annoyance at worst. But when he reaches the end of the board, as the last one alive with very low health, fails a luck-based minigame against Bowser Jr. that sends him back to immediately fight Bowser, and the severely broken (in Bowser's favor) Clawful Climb is chosen as a minigame, he absolutely snaps harder than he's ever even faked anger in any video, his or the collab's.
    Emile (screaming): WHY?! WHY?! Okay! Legitimately! Why is it cool, to hate Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, but it's not cool to hate THIS GAME?!
  • Read the Freaking Manual: Tries to get away with not doing this, under the pretense that nobody else does it either. He pays for it each time.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Shaves his legs. Something Jon didn't notice before Emile told him, Tim noticed when he gushed over Daisy's legs.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to all the guys as the loud and easily excitable one.
  • Sadist Teacher: Claims in high school during the third Holiday Wheel of Fortune to have had several of these who bullied him regularly including one who almost made him give up, considering he, at one point wanted to end his life (see above, just like Tim and Jon) one has to wonder if this is the reason he wasn't a very good student.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Before the Precision F-Strike example, but after Jon died, Chugga goes into this territory.
    • Episode 10 of Subspace Emmissary, when having to confront a red Pikmin.
  • So Proud of You: In the second episode of Super Metroid where he not only manages to get the rythm to bomb jump very high, but manages to get the health tank he couldn't reach in the first episode, which can't be obtained in morph ball form and manages to get out of it in a split second, and this within only 5 minutes (some use years to pull it off). The other two then declare how proud they're of him.
  • Spell My Name With An S: Despite him and his friends always shortening his nickmame to Chugga, many refer to him as Chuggaa.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: In one of his Plants vs. Zombies Let's Play videos, Tim says that while he isn't gay, he thinks Chugga is gorgeous.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In an inversion of what normally occurs, Chugga claims this during Episode 10 of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl LP.
    ProtonJon: Oh, so you're the one saying [you're] surrounded by idiots now!
  • That's What She Said: His version is to say " bed" in a suggestive tone.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After failing to win any of the main boards in Mario Party 5, Chugga wins the Minigame Circuit board as a consolation prize.
    • After failing to win any main boards in either Mario Party 5 or Mario Party 6, Chugga finally wins boards again during Mario Party 7, and even wins the project by overall stats.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He's more competent in New Super Luigi U than the other New Super Mario projects.
    • In Castle Crashers, he really starts to make progress once he learns how to use his magic.
    • And in Round 2 of Wheel of Fortune, he does much better even winning three rounds.
    • In the PS1 version of Wheel of Fortune, he wins the whole game. No, really.
  • Troll: It's difficult not to imagine Chugga making a trollface when he makes an Incredibly Lame Pun or screws Jon over. His teachers always said (and he agrees) that he does not work well with others, which explains why he acts differently than in his solo videos.
  • Try Everything: His strategy for Wheel Of Fortune whenever there's one letter left.
  • Unfit for Greatness: As far as the Kirby's Return to Dream Land LP goes. He fancies himself the leader at all times, but he doesn't know Kirby nearly as well as other games or as much as Jon knows Kirby. Still wants to be the leader. See Determinator above.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Of the magical variety in the Castle Crashers LP. He has the highest magic stat of the group, and the lightning magic of the red knight he plays as is considered by Jon and Jake to be some of the best in the game. However, he rarely thinks to use his magic until near the end of the game, is almost never able to hit when he does use it, and uses only the first spell of the red knight for the majority of the project.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Given that his tastes lean towards the obscure, and his tendency to gush over things he likes, expect a lot of references that may not seem familiar at all.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: He seems to want to impress ProtonJon (his inspiration to be an LPer) in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl playthrough.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He does not like the Scarfy enemy from the Kirby series at all, mainly because of its' nightmare face.
  • Young and in Charge: He is the youngest of the three core members, and he is also the one in charge of maintaining the YouTube channel, editing the footage (until they hired MotionDan), and uploading the videos.


The second of the main three Runaway Guys, NintendoCapriSun (also just "NCS" or "Tim") is the quietest and nicest of the three. This usually means Chugga and Jon will beat him, though he's not by any means bad at games. In the Mario Parties, Mario Kart 64 and Fortune Street, he played Yoshi. In the New Super Mario Bros.series, he played Luigi. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he played King Dedede. In Super Smash Bros, he initially played Yoshi in his match against Chugga, then switched to Fox for the remainder of the video. In the Tournament Arc of Super Smash Bros Brawl, he played Diddy Kong. In Mario Power Tennis, he played Yoshi. In thr Rayman series, he played a Teensie. In Castle Crashers, he played Green Knight. In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, he played Green Link. In Secret of Mana he played the Sprite note . In 100% Orange Juice!, he plays as Suguri.

Wins: Mario Party note , Mario Kart 64 note , Fortune Street note , Wii Party note , Mario Party 3 note , Mario Party 4 note , Mario Party 5 note , Mario Party 6 note , Wii Party U note , Mario Party 7 note , Mario Party 8 note , 100% Orange Juice!note , Mario Party DSnote 

  • The Ace: Lampshaded by Emile in Banjo-Kazooie. Tim has a reputation for casually saying he can do something that everybody else is incapable of doing, only for said people to not believe him, until he not only pulls it off, but exceeds their expectations by a landslide.
    • Also in Wheel of Fortune, where his guesses have been so good that many commenters, as well as fellow Guys, have encouraged him to audition for the show.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: In one episode of The Subspace Emissary, Tim makes one hell of a recovery as Captain Falcon without even knowing he was playing as him. (He thought he was Donkey Kong, who was Jon's character)
  • Apologetic Attacker: If he hits a teammate by accident.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It's been theorized by the other Guys that the reason he keeps dying in the games is because he's not paying much attention as he plays.
    • This was definitely present in the final stages of Subspace Emissary, where Tim died or caused the others to die constantly. Reached its logical conclusion in this superb Non Sequitur right at the end.
    • And in Rayman Orgins, it's been revealed he has been suffering from sleep apnea, which makes his lack of focus make more sense.
  • Badass Adorable: In his own way, this grown man manages to be adorable and a badass at video games if he goes serious.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being likely the nicest of the trio, he has his moments of awesome. He also shows this in real life, such as when he got tired of a troll starting an argument in the comments of an episode of LittleBigPlanet and stepped in to shut them up.
  • The Big Guy: Type II. Adapts this role on the team as he is known for being a Gentle Giant. And he has played the more bulky characters in playthroughs.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Mixed in with some Trickster Mentor for Emile and Jon. Jon often asks him for advice which he's more than willing to give, although he often plays tricks on the two as well (like a real big brother would).
  • Born Unlucky: Has the worst luck of the three by far, which leads to him finishing last in many Mario Party boards.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tim will usually finish last most the time, especially in Mario Party and The Subspace Emissary. This does cause the others to go easy on him.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • Aside from the ones from his regular playthroughs, he has taken to usually using a simple "Dahh!" when he screws up, rather than yelling, cussing, or narrating what just happened like Chugga and Jon.
    • Whenever a beach level appears, he often makes the same "Son of a beach!" pun.
    • If he makes a reference that someone else points out, he has a tendency to say "I'm afraid so."
    • He often responds to Chugga's puns with a distinctive "Augh!"
    • "What the balls?"
    • Whenever things don't go Tim's way, he tends to sigh "Man, oh man".
    • Every time he sees Emile hugging (or attempting to hug) Jon, he says "I'm witnessing something...".
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Somewhat. He tends to talk to himself in the background, usually while others are talking over him, so viewers will often only catch snippets of what he's saying and wonder what the hell's running through his mind. This can often lead to an Orphaned Punchline.
  • Cold Ham: As The Quiet One does he not speak up as often as you'd wish but when he does it almost always hammy. When brave enough does he get a Large Ham enough to beat both Emile and Jon's, and they love it.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Tends to play better when everyone else has died and he's the only player left on screen.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Usually averted, a lot of his problems stem from lack of experience with the games the Guys are playing. New Super Mario Bros. U is an exception though—he has played it enough to have practically memorized it (as Jon points out) and it shows.
    • After faring poorly on the first two Mario Party games thanks to lack of experience, he practiced Mario Party 3 for a year before the LP (according to Chugga). The result? He won the LP.
  • Cross Player: In LittleBigPlanet, he is a Sack Girl he calls "Victorian Lady Gaga." In Wheel of Fortune, he uses a female avatar. In Rayman Origins, he starts out as a regular Teensie but eventually switches over to the Princess Teensette costume.
    • This is a reference to the In-joke "Tim, his wife" according to a Wheel of Fortune video.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Teased for Yoshi's Tropical Island, but Jon won instead. Tim did, however, win earlier at Wario's Battle Canyon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, but definitely not as much as the others.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the Pikmin let's play, Tim doesn't give anywhere near as much info about the game to Jon as Emile does, and he doesn't give that much commentary either, leaving several episodes where the amount of times he speaks is in the single digits.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Chugga joked about pee. Tim, known for his Toilet Humor, thought it was disgusting.
  • Fragile Speedster: Plays as Suguri in 100% Orange Juice, who has +1 to attack and +2 to evasion, but only 4 HP and -1 defense.
  • Funny Background Event: If a viewer listens closely, Tim can be heard saying some weird stuff.
    • Averted in newer as Emile bought microphones for them all so one can hear them all, so when he comes in puns in reaction to Emile's and they don't respond is it because they can't hear it rather than them ignoring him, because he speaks softly close to the mike making it seem he speaks as loudly as them.
    • During Colosseum 2022, he began almost every segment he was on doing an extended Pog expression as others introduced the segment.
  • Gasshole: NCS belches several times in just about every video.
    • Lampshaded once when they pointed out that someone other than him belched.
    • On Yoshi's Tropical Island, once the rest of the group got a whiff of something, he admits he'd passed gas three times by that point.
    • During the Robbin Hood Ruins board of Fortune Street, Tim rips one so violent that Chugga refers to it as "Tectonic Gas" and Lucahjin likens it to being hit by a paintball. Jon then notes to her that it's just an average session of The Runaway Guys.
  • Glass Cannon: In contrast to his Stone Wall strategy in Castle Crashers, Tim spends much of Dokapon Kingdom focusing on his offensive capabilities.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: In 2022, he became roommates with Emile.
  • Hidden Depths: He shows that he is very skilled at button mashing in Mario Party 2. He even avoids being caught by Chugga in Crane Game, when Chugga had 40 seconds to go. This shows up again in Mario Party 4 where, after Chugga talks about how he has improved his button mashing skills through training and hopes the minigame "Domination" comes up so he can demonstrate this, it does so - and he's still beaten by Tim.
    • He's also turned out to be incredibly skilled at Wheel of Fortune, frequently figuring out puzzles with only a handful of letters revealed. Jon and Chugga have both suggested that he try auditioning for the show.
    • In the intro to the Mario Circuit board of Fortune Street, after two of the dice rolls give the number 43, he notes that that is the atomic number of technetium.
    • It is noted in certain series that he's actually a really competent gamer, just not in the games that are typically played for the channel. Namely, he has great skill in most of the older 2D platformers, which he demonstrates in the Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Metroid runs.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Eventually, he keeps making his 'in the bathroom' joke, but replacing the last word with anything relevant.
    • He also does this with his "A bee?!" catchphrase, switching it out with anything relevant that rhymes, such as "A key?!"
  • Magikarp Power: After struggling through much of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii run, he ends up practically carrying the team come the final stage.
    • As the guys make more projects, his overall skill seems to be slowly improving. He was rather clumsy and incompetent during Mario Party 1, less so in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, was able to hold his own in Mario Party 2, had the fewest deaths for a decent chunk of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, ended LittleBigPlanet with the second-fewest deaths... time will tell if he will be able to challenge Jon as The Ace.
  • Nice Guy: Tim is very gentle compared to the others, only stealing from the CPU during Mario Party. He also never dicks over anyone else during NSMB Wii, either by intentionally using them as springboards or grabbing them and throwing them down pits.
    • This also adds a bit of Fridge Brilliance as to his low score on Mario Party; nice guys finish last.
    • He's begun abiding by this a bit less in later playthroughs; while he doesn't act like a total jerk and avoids screwing with the others when they need to use teamwork, he has stopped going easy.
    • He starts to subvert this a bit in New Super Luigi U.
    • Jon notes in a stream a double-edged sword of his: he can't say "no" to people.
  • Only Sane Man: Almost the entire time in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Also during other games, though to a somewhat lesser extent.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Any time NCS sends his voice skyrocketing for one reason or another (to the extent he outdid even Chugga) usually ends up catching everyone involved off guard.
  • Phrase Catcher / Say My Name: Chugga has a tendency to shout "(Go) Tim!" (or "Luigi!" in the New Super Mario Bros. Wii LP) whenever NCS does something noteworthy, either good or bad.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: NCS is normally a very good gamer, having done quite a few Self Imposed Challenges and the like note . However, since the Mario Party LP started, he's been the Butt-Monkey of the group, having both lost more coins than he's earned and placing in dead last in at least half of the boards.
    • He got this in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. So far, he's died on the first Goomba, lost more lives than anyone else, and was the first player to have to use a continue. This can mostly be attributed to his nice guy nature in refusing to use everyone else as springboards, and falling to his death (except once). And as Josh Jepson pointed out in a comment, he actually feels he's doing worse than Tim because Tim never uses the bubble mechanic. On the bright side, he's collected a good majority of the Star Coins so far. After a certain point, he started to do better than Josh, but he was still miles behind Chugga and Jon in the long run.
    • This was lampshaded in a Facebook post:
      [Chuggaaconroy]: Tim can do 3-heart runs of Zelda, beat Contra on Hard with no continues, and even beat Super Ghouls & Ghosts, yet despite all this, he does not understand the concept of pressing A to not die.
    • Chugga finally came out and just asked him about it, and Tim responded that it's the control sticks in general that mess him up so bad. The evidence matches up, as all the games he's pulled off incredibly well were before the advent of analogue sticks. Also, the fact that there are more players on the screen was mentioned.
    • He did somewhat better in Mario Party 2, but unfortunately the Random Number God is still causing his overall performance to suffer. Sadly he didn't win any boards on that one.
    • Mario Party 3 became his turning point, where he won three out of the six main boards.
    • Completely averted when the 3 play Super Mario Bros. 3. He's incredibly skilled at 8-bit games and gets the chance to show off how good he is.
  • Pungeon Master: Not to the same extent as Chugga, but he does make quite a few puns. And they're generally given a warmer reception.
  • The Quiet One: A common complaint in the earlier Mario Party videos is that the normally very talkative NCS was being far too quiet; all three contributors promised that he would come out of his shell in later videos. And so he did, but he's still definitely the quietest of the three.
    • He does do a lot of talking, though, but mainly to himself in the background.
    • Inverted twice in the filler videos. In the Super Smash Bros.. round-robin tournament, his "Let's get ready to RUMBLLLLLLLLE!" was so loud and long that it left Jon and Chugga dumbfounded, then when he won in the lost recording of Mario Kart 64, his Big "YES!" reached Chugga levels of loud.
      • Jon also mentions in his interview with LPCatchPhrases that NCS is a generally quiet and shy person, so part of it is probably him warming up to his new team members.
    • It is mentioned in "Wheel of Fortune - Happy Holidays" that NCS' microphone is usually cranked up more than the others' in order to make up for his soft-spokenness.
      • In that same video, NCS' quiet voice actually works to his advantage: at one point he unknowingly gives away a big hint to a puzzle, but Jon and Chugga don't hear it (while the viewers can thanks to his mic) and thus screw up their attempts at solving it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Always blue. Even calmer and more careful than Jon was in Mario Party. Plus, it sticks during the transition to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • Smug Snake: Not normally, but his loss in Fortune Street's Delfino Plaza was in part due to him being arrogant while bidding on one of Chugga's shops, causing him to spend too much and blow his lead.
  • Stone Wall: Puts a lot of emphasis on mostly Defense to his character in Castle Crashers.
  • Straight Man: Of the Rayman Legends let's play.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In 100% Orange Juice, Tim wins the Treasure Island board with 821 stars.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He has unusually good luck during Bowser's Pinball Machine, where he racks up a large number of stars and wins the board, breaking Emile's streak from the previous boards in Mario Party DS. This is quite a contrast from his normal luck, even earlier in the same game, he found a hidden block that contained a Ztar which deducted a star from his total.
  • Token Good Teammate: Tim is usually the only guy who won't resort to messing with his teammates, and helps them out when they need it, especially in New Super Mario Bros. U where he kinda functions as the Only Sane Man.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • While still the only one to never win a match, he did KO Jon once or twice during the Smash Bros. filler video, and then won Rainbow Road during the Mario Kart video.
    • He's also gotten loads better as of Mario Party 2. However, due to Jon and Chugga also being a bit better and luck usually not going in his favour, this tends to not show as well as it should.
    • The Mini-Game coaster showed that he got exceptional in playing the mini-games, particularly Hot Rope Jump. The challenge is that you have to jump fifty times and he did it on his first try!
    • And in Fortune Street, he was consistently staying in first place with a huge lead, and then, he won even when Jon seriously threatened his victory. Emile did cheer Tim on and strategically put what little money he had into Tim's stocks at the end, but it was mainly Tim's own win over the usual ace of the team.
    • He plays very well in New Super Mario Bros. U. As of episode 14, he has the second least deaths and is actively gunning for the star coin lead.
    • By Mario Party 3, he won Deep Bloober Sea due to a Hidden Block and good use of his items. He then won Spiny Desert, and as if that weren't enough, he THEN won Woody Woods by a mere 21 coins! That makes him the victor of more boards than the previous 2 Mario Parties COMBINED.
    • Mixed with troll in Four Swords Adventures where a force gem worth a 1000 appears but behind some trees so they can't get it. The others stress and try to get to the next screen so Tingle won't take it. Tim slowly walks up to the gem and uses the boomerang to get it.
  • Troll: Avoided getting an extra life in their Sonic Adventure let's play to screw Jon over as it was his turn afterwards. It resulted in him getting the only Game Over in the LP.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He gets insane luck in Mario Party 8's first board, even getting triple sevens, he still got second to last.


The third of the three main Runaway Guys, Jon is also a great player, but is usually messed up by the game or Chugga. Tends to act like he's Surrounded by Idiots. In Mario Party 1, Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 2, and Super Smash Bros. 64, he played Mario. In the New Super Mario Bros series, he played Blue Toad. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he primarily played as Meta Knight note . In Fortune Street and all Mario Party titles starting from 3, he played Waluigi (or Rosalina in games where she is available). In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he played Ike. In Mario Power Tennis, he played Luigi. In the Rayman series, he played Globox. In Castle Crashers, he played Blue Knight. In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, he played Blue Link. In Secret of Mana he played the Girl note . In 100% Orange Juice!, he played as Kyousuke before switching to Sora (Military).

Wins: Mario Party note , New Super Mario Bros. Wii note , Super Smash Bros 64 note , Mario Kart 64 note , Super Smash Bros Brawl SSE note , Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament note , Mario Party 2 note , Kirby's Return to Dreamland note , LittleBigPlanet note , Wii Party note , New Super Mario Bros. 2 note , Fortune Street note , New Super Mario Bros. U note , Castle Crashers note , Mario Party 3 note , Mario Party 4 note , Mario Party 5 note , Mario Party 6 note , Wii Party U note , Mario Party 7 note , Mario Party 8 note , 100% Orange Juice!note , Mario Party Superstars note , Mario Party DSnote 

  • The Ace: Although bad luck or his teammates tend to screw him over. Cemented when he won the Brawl Tournament Arc. He also took the longest out of the three guys to get shut out during a Mario Party collab, with Tim getting shut out in Mario Party 2, Emile in Mario Party 5 and Jon himself in Mario Party DS.
  • Apologises a Lot: Interestingly in the The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures let's play, even many times that aren't even his fault but rather the controls.
  • Berserk Button: His old catchphrases, such as "MOVE FASTER POKEY!"
    • Insulting his mother is shown to be one in the first episode of Horror Land.
    • He also hates when people take his relationship with Emile the wrong way, since the two are actually best friends in real life.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Comes along with feeling like a Big Brother Mentor for Emile.
  • Big Brother Mentor: If Emile wonders what anything means, Jon will tell him, even though Emile could easily have searched for it online. Emile even does just that when even Jon and Tim doesn't know.
    • This trust even goes to when Emile heard that in a Digimon season the kids evolve into Digimon, and Jon believed this to be the third season, and even though Emile felt that he was wrong (and he was, the season the kids mainly evolve into Digimon is the fourth season), Emile chose to trust him.
  • Born Unlucky: In complete contrast to Chugga, Jon sometimes has horrible luck, especially in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party DS; and if a roll of the dice has the potential to screw him over, it's probably going to.
    • Inverted in Mario Parties 4-6 and 8, where he wins the most boards on those games, and shutting out Emile in 5 and 6.
    • Zigzagged in Mario Party 7, since he, Emile, AND Tim each won 2 of the 6 boards, with him winning Grand Canal and Windmilleville, but having random moments of bad luck, such as Peach constantly dueling him in Pagoda Peak, despite Emile being in first place most of the game, and losing a minigame of Catching Tunes in Pyramid Park due to Yoshi (played by Tim) getting the last note bouncing off Waluigi's head.
    • Mario Party DS takes this to new heights not seen since 3; Jon is constantly screwed over by the game on just about every board of the game in one way or another, be it constantly landing on hexes that cost him stars, ending up with less than desirable items, having opportunities to gain stars taken away from him, and even having one potential victory ripped away from him due to misinformation from Emile, and scoring no victories on any of the boards.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • During Mario Party, he says "PENTAGON PUNCH!" a few times, referring to Mario's rather pentagon-shaped glove.
    • During New Super Mario Bros. Wii, his main catchphrase was "Bye guys!" when he ran further from the rest of the pack.
    • He says "Thanks, X!" after someone references X person or media, and sometimes says "...Really?" when Chugga makes a reference or joke he considers to be a bit of a stretch.
    • "Only you." whenever Emile does or says something weird.
    • "Oh my God, Emile!" Whenever Emile says something embarrassing.
    • Tended to use "Happy Birthday!" to Chugga whenever screwing him out of a collectable in the Kirby's Return to Dream Land run. Well, during the period immediately surrounding Chugga's real life birthday.
    • Another one used for The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard scenarios is "I call shenanigans!"
    • Whenever Chugga calls him out on his trolling, Jon usually replies with "what?" or "I don't know what you're talking about".
    • He also has taken up the habit to respond to Chugga's "WHERE YOU AT?!" with "Over here, can't you see?"
    • Whenever he has bad luck or Chugga has good luck (i.e. saying that they need a certain dice roll number to land on a particular space, and then getting it), he says "'Course!"
    • "You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!" throughout Mario Party 3.
    • "Slippery shoes!", "I hit bubble!", and "WHAT?!" (all angrily) throughout New Super Luigi U.
    • "Waluigi number X" whenever something good happens to him while playing as Waluigi, where X is a word (not necessarily a number) related to his feelings on the matter. Lampshaded in Shy Guy's Jungle Jam Part 5 when Jon says that "Everything's a number but an actual number to Waluigi."
    • "GO TEAM!" when everyone screws up at once in a Total Party Kill in the New Super Mario Bros LPs.
    • "Luck be a lady tonight" when he's trying to get a dice roll he needs (or similar).
    • "Come off it!" has started popping up lately as his new "getting screwed over" phrase, particularly in Mario Party 5.
    • Sometimes, he'll shout "Good morning!" at something or someone randomly.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's not nearly as much of a Token Evil Teammate, Large Ham, or Deadpan Snarker in Mario Party as he is in future playthroughs.
    • Him being a hardcore troll set on killing Emile fades after the first New Super Mario Bros. Wii (though in U he had to make an active effort to avoid this). In later games, he only targets Emile if there's a valid reason.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: More often than the other two main guys.
  • Crass Canuck: Jon has garnered a reputation for himself of not only being a Canadian content creator, as Emile loves to point out, but also for having a very noticeable Hair-Trigger Temper over how unlucky (espcially in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party DS) he gets.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Jon Paula in the Mario Power Tennis project, Only to immediately be on the receiving end of one from Emile.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As per his usual LPs:
    Emile: I FEEL LIKE A MAN!
    Jon: It's about time.
    Emile: ...Shut up.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The reason he's trying to kill Chugga's player avatar in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is for Chugga throwing a pillow at him. Though he did get a black eye from it, because it wasn't a normal, "fluffy," type of pillow. It was one of those hard cushions used for back support.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: As mentioned above, he does not take kindly to Chugga making fun of his mother.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his jerkish persona, whenever Chugga accidentally or purposely makes a racist or sexist joke, Jon will usually call him out on it. Biggest example is in "Minigame Island" where Chugga's incessant repeating of "Knock Block Tower" in a stereotypically Asian voice, causes Jon to finally snap and when Chugga fails, he says "That's what you get for racism!" Chugga rarely does this anymore, but whenever he does, Jon will usually call him out on it.
  • Flanderization: In Mario Party, he tends to be a jerk sometimes, but only when it's justified or Played for Laughs. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he becomes an outright Token Evil Teammate whose sole purpose is to kill Chugga.
  • For the Evulz: After getting over Chugga nearly giving him a black eye in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, he's still determined to make Chugga use a continue. When asked why, he simply says "Because I can!"
  • Freudian Excuse/Parental Neglect: Played for Laughs in Mario Party 3's Spiny Desert.
    Chugga: And I'm special. My mommy says so.
    NCS: Yeah, so did mine. What a coincidence.
    Jon: I don't think mine ever did. *Beat* That explains a lot about me, actually.
  • The Gadfly: During his solo play, he loves it when games glitch up on him and will often try to invoke ones he finds particularly amusing, or will abuse regular functions of games to the same effect. As a result, he's adopted this role for his turns during the Guys' Sonic Adventure LP, spending the entirety of Episode 3 messing around with a statue of an old man with very little progress to show for it.
  • Glass Cannon: In 100% Orange Juice he plays as Kyousuke. While Kyousuke is a Stone Wall by default, his Hyper allows him to swap around his -1 attack and +2 defense stats around, becoming this.
  • Handicapped Badass:
    • During the Smash Bros. filler video, he beat Chugga and Tim, while using a controller he wasn't used to.
    • During the Tournament, it was revealed that he didn't get a lot of sleep and was tired beforehand. And he won anyway.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Emile in real life. Though some fans seem to ignore the "heterosexual" part.
  • Hidden Depths: Actually likes puns and wordplays, but only clever ones. Chugga's are often too forced for his tastes, which is why he prefer Tim's.
  • Hipster: Repeatedly calls himself as such. Especially in LittleBigPlanet, where he enjoys sticking hipster glasses on everything.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: During Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He has to point things out to Chugga, who insists on still leading the team.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He hates puns and gets annoyed when Chugga makes one, but while playing Quiplash on a stream, he answered that Big Bird's last words would be "Actually I 8 9".
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: In June 2022, Jon discovered that the activity that relaxes him the most is painting his nails, as it forces him to not do anything else. He even managed to get compliments from strangers who thought his nail designs looked beautiful, and a Target clerk near where Emile lives while he was visiting him pointed Jon towards an online nail polish shop that offers unique paint designs and tutorial sessions.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Invoked.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be mean to Chugga, but he really does care about him.
  • The Lancer: Will usually plays the more snarky and cranky second banana to Chugga's hyper goofball nature.
  • Large Ham: Oh so much, so much that the others collapse by laughing, particularly in the later playthroughs and especially in Fortune Street.
  • Lethal Chef: While Emile sucks at baking, he can cook really good meals. Jon, on the other hand, has self-admitted that he sucks at making food period. This is best shown off during his My Disney Kitchen stream, where he goes out of his way to make the messiest and most disgusting food possible, and even Lucah, his own wife, has summarized his cooking talents with this GIF.
  • Little "No": He often gives one with a sigh when he fails at something in-game, especially if he was pessimistic about his prospects to start with.
  • Luck Manipulation Mechanic: Switches to Sora (Military) in 100% Orange Juice, who can use her Hyper to roll 5's for every action until her turn ends.
  • Manchild: This song he sang during the Four Swords Adventures says it all:
    Jon: You guys are bad at exploring, you guys are bad at exploring~!
  • No-Respect Guy: The running gag in ''Four Swords Adventures'. Mainly because of a glitch that sometimes messes up the votes.
  • Not So Above It All: He's usually sane, at least compared to Chugga, but he still can be hammy and crack jokes about the game.
  • Official Couple: With Lucahjin. They are married as of September 2018.
  • Only Sane by Comparison: While for the most part, Jon tries to be the most sensible one of the group, he's infamous amongst his Twitch audience for actively enabling chaos, which is much more prominently seen during TRG Colosseum.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The role he's playing of sorts. One can actually see the switch flip in this StephenVlog.
  • Pungeon Master: Of the Rayman Legends Let's Play.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Tim, but Blue to Chugga. He's the calm and collected one during Mario Party (most of the time). Switched to red from blue when New Super Mario Bros. Wii started up. Ironic, considering he plays Blue Toad. Yes, Jon not only shares this trope with another Runaway Guy, but has actually been on both ends of the trope's spectrum.
  • Ron the Death Eater: In-universe during Kirby, he's hit hard with this by Chugga, who thinks that everything Jon does or says is taking a shot at him. Even lampshaded in Episode 12.
  • Running Gag: An occasional one is him reacting with exaggerated emotional shock when a character 'dies' in-game, especially if it's in a very cartoonish way that you would never take seriously. He does this for Wario in Mario Party 1, Ike in Brawl and Tim in Wii Party (where the Guys react to Tim falling into a volcano as though he's died and gone to Hell).
  • Say My Name:
    • In Mario Party, he does this to the game itself.
    • In Subspace Emissary, he repeatedly yells "TIM!" due to Tim's frequent screw-ups.
    • In Fortune Street's The Observatory, he ecstatically yells his own (character's) name when Tim lands on his shop and has to pay him 841 G, complete with the trademark Mexican-ish accent: "WALUIGIIIIIII!"
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: His frequent "Bye guys!" moments in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
    • Also occasionally jokingly does this later on, such as near the end of the first episode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land:
    Chugga: (trying to wrap up the episode) This has been...
    Jon: Me flying away. (as he does just that)
  • Scunthorpe Problem: During Colosseum 2021, Golf With Your Friends censored his name, making it appear as P***nJon, as "Roto" is a profanity in Chile.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Downplayed. He sometimes uses more complicated or specific terms and doesn't use Buffy Speak as much as the others.
  • Sleepyhead: At least according to Chugga, who repeatedly claims never to have seen Jon fully awake. Subverted in their play through of Sonic Adventure during which Jon was fully awake. He apologized for it profusely.
  • The Smart Guy: He knows a lot about most of the games they play and serves as the lead MC on Thrown Controllers panels.
  • Stone Wall: He plays as Kyousuke in 100% Orange Juice, who is this by default. At least until Cast Off/True Reflections is used.
  • Straight Man: Jon is one as the other two are pretty out there, Tim sometimes tries when Jon's not with not as much luck. This also means that even Jon can come with puns and word play that slip under most listeners' radar. This seems intentional as Jon does it in some of his own streams and even where he has invited the other Runaway Guys and neither them or nof co-comentators point the puns out out.
  • Take That, Audience!: Chugga has his fun sometimes, but Jon makes fun of the Fan Dumb among the Guys' fanbase more than anyone else.
  • Third-Person Person: When playing as Captain Falcon in Brawl.
    • Also to a lesser extent when playing as Waluigi in Fortune Street and Mario Party 3 and Mario Party DS.
    "Waluigi crank that real good! Take that, Soulja Boy."
  • Token Evil Teammate: During New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Especially towards Chugga after the pillow incident.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Goes from somewhat annoyed with Chugga in Mario Party to outright trying to kill him (and occasionally Josh) in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Even more after Chugga accidentally gives him a black eye.
    • He goes back to "normal" in Subspace Emissary, though he still tries to annoy Chugga whenever possible.
  • Troll:
    • In episode 14 of Mario Bros., he actually starts being more annoying again because he hasn't "been trolling enough" apparently.
      • He tries very hard in the last videos to get Chugga killed enough times to have to use a continue. He even asked Josh and Tim to help. (It failed.)
      • He had the most teammate kills, and was Chugga's leading cause of death.
    • Not to mention his tendency to bring up the Steve meme at every available opportunity.
      • Comes to a head when he finally plays Pikmin, and he decides to name a single red Pikmin Esteban.
    • In the finale of New Super Mario Bros. U, he kills everyone else at the same time during the first part of the Bowser fight. The cutscene prevented everyone from bubbling after he pushed the switch to collapse the floor.
    • Jon tends to do this a lot during the Thrown Controllers segments as he often takes pleasure in throwing out curve ball challenges (such as being blindfolded) or impossibly difficult questions.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: For Colosseum 2021, Jon spends a couple days as his stream mascot RosaJon. The viewers reacted favorably, Adri notes how he looked a lot better than she would, and Chugga responds with "OH NO HE'S HOT!".

Tropes pertaining to guest Guys:

    Josh Jepson 
"Geez it's thrusting!/Jesus frosting!"

The special guest Runaway Guy during the New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U LPs, where he played Yellow Toad. He also played as Link in Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament, Koopa Troopa in Mario Power Tennis, Luigi in Super Smash Bros. 64 and Mario Party Superstars, Donkey Kong in Fortune Street, Bowser Jr. in Mario Kart: Double Dash (on Team The Jepsons with NCS) and was a participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament.

Wins: Mario Party Superstars note 


The Guys' first official female guest, and second guest in a main project overall (LittleBigPlanet). Like JoshJepson, she eventually returned for the game's sequel. She also played as Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Peach in Mario Power Tennis, Jigglypuff in Super Smash Bros. 64, Daisy in Fortune Street, Koopa in Mario Kart: Double Dash (on Team PressBallsToContinue with Dodger), and was a participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament. She also usually helps them with their Thrown Controller panel, usually being the one to pick the contestants.

  • Always Someone Better: In Fortune Street Tim claims that she goes even further with Toilet Humour than him, although Lucah herself says he's just as bad.
  • Beginner's Luck:
    • Says she's trying to invoke this in Fortune Street, which she's never played before. She manages to finish in second place.
    • Inverted in Burnout Revenge, where she has an Epic Fail on the first stage but does respectably well on the next two.
  • Big Eater: Digs in when the other members fill in the home screen with chocolate chip cookies.
  • Butt-Monkey: Loses almost every time during the first round in the tournaments.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: She claims to be wearing Josh Jepson's socks, making her better at Mario Power Tennis.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Jon jokingly claims that Mal 'corrupted his wife' during Colosseum inducting her into the 'Apple Watch exercise cult' that had already claimed his three fellow Disc Only hosts.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of two in the Brawl tournament.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has some moments, mainly when things end up loud or chaotic.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Bizarrely manages to make one in Wii Party, albeit with a male avatar, when the computer is asked to pick a random name for the Guys' fourth AI player and picks "Luca".
    • In the Minigame Island videos, the Guys mention seeing a drug dealer outside their window who looks suspiciously like her.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": As in her solo LPs, but a particular running gag in LittleBigPlanet2, where she can find an Innocent Innuendo in almost everything Chugga says.
  • Large Ham: Seems to be a requirement.
  • Lovely Assistant: Plays this role for the Guys in the second Thrown Controllers segment (Jon even calls her 'the lovely Lucahjin' in Game Show Host fashion).
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: During her first match of Brawl.
  • Noob: The Observatory playthrough is her first time ever playing Fortune Street, and Jon acts as Mr. Exposition to explain it to her. (They note that this is actually a good thing, since in the previous playthrough, the Guys launched straight into the game without much explanation of the rules, and many fans unfamiliar with the game got confused by its mechanics).
  • Official Couple: With Jon. Eventually became Happily Married as of September 2018.
  • One of the Boys: Amusingly in contrast to previous guest Josh being treated as the girl of the team.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Most of the time, though Jon does call her by her real name (Reese) a few times in LittleBigPlanet.
  • Ship Tease: With NintendoCapriSun in earlier videos. Subverted, once she started dating Jon.
  • Tempting Fate: She predicted that her first death in Brawl would be within seconds of the start of the match.
  • Toilet Humour: She's known for making raunchy jokes, some of which involve bathroom humor.
  • Trauma Conga Line:
    • In the Brawl tournament, she loses two battles in a row, both of which are curb-stomps, and to Lucas, a character she apparently hates.
    • And again in the Smash 64 tournament, where she uses Jigglypuff and gets absolutely destroyed in her first match, then loses to Donnabellez in the loser's bracket after stalling for a good few minutes (although they were both apparently a tad drunk at the time).


Playing as the Orange Knight, he was the Guys' third main guest for their LP of Castle Crashers. He also played as Zelda/Sheik in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario in Super Smash Bros. 64, and Stella in two Fortune Street boards.

  • Big "NO!": A humorous Double Subversion during Fortune Street's Delfino Plaza:
    (Chugga's Venture Card forces all other players to only move one space on their next turn)
    Jake: OH NOOOOO—Actually, that's... NOOOOOOOO!
  • Butt-Monkey: Seems to be something of a tradition for the Guys' guests...
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: Comes back to bite him in Castle Crashers after he puts all his levelling points into strength, and ends up dying a lot in episode 5 due to low defence.
  • Cross Player: Played as Zelda/Shiek during the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament and as Stella in Fortune Street.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jon even points out that he has less of a need to say anything to Chugga with Super Jeenius around.
  • Fountain of Memes: In-Universe, half his conversations are references to memes.
  • Glass Cannon: Puts all of his skill points in strength in Castle Crashers... it doesn't really work out.
  • Hero Killer: The only guest competitor to knock out one of the Guys in the first round (during the Brawl tournament).
  • Irony: He was the one to suggest they do Castle Crashers, but turned out to be probably the least good at the game, as pointed out in episode 5. However he does improve during the LP and ends up with the second highest level and was the only other guy aside from Jon to win multiple PVP matches even though he still died the most.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In Castle Crashers, he has a habit of rushing into danger and getting immediately punished for it the most.
  • Large Ham: At times, especially in his second battle.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He starts out his Brawl matches as Zelda and plays rather poorly. However, when he switches to Sheik, he starts kicking ass.
    • Happens again in the Smash 64 tournament, where JoshJepson is winning by two lives but Jake pulls it out in the end.
  • Noodle Incident: Parodied, regarding a bondage incident.
  • Offscreen Romance: He briefly came back to the internet out of nowhere during one of Jon's streams, and he revealed that in the time he was away, he got married.
  • Only Sane Man: In full effect during the Delfino Plaza board in Fortune Street.
  • Precision F-Strike
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Does a couple to Chugga, rather calmly.
    Jake: Goodbye. Nice knowing you.
  • Put on a Bus: To a degree. Since he moved to Japan, he's been unable to be in any of the tournaments after the Smash 64 one. He's also the only guest Guy listed here who hasn't participated in Colosseum. Furthermore, he hasn't uploaded a video since 2017 indicating that he's retired from making content online. He briefly came back during the second Sticker Star stream, much to the genuine surprise of both Jon and Emile. note 
  • Tempting Fate: Gets hit with Mario's Final Smash after someone pointing out how no one went for the Smash Ball.
  • Troll: Kind of a mixture between Chugga's style of trolling and Jon's.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Though not a villain, he came off as rather upset by losing.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jon sees him as this during the Brawl tournament, even though they never fight each other.

"Oh you jerk!"

She finally became the fourth main guest joining the guys on their LP of Super Mario 3D World playing as Peach. Before that she made multiple appearances on the channel when she played Koopa in MKDD, on Team Streetpassers with Chuggaaconroy, appeared as guest in Burnout Revenge, played Carver in Fortune Street: Mt. Magmageddon, and was a participant in the Bomberman and Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournaments. She also was also with the guys during the third and fourth streams they did on Twitch and regularly assists them for their Thrown Controllers panel. She is also a guest for the Pikmin Adventure portion of Nintendo Land.

  • Action Girl: She usually plays as hulking characters in the LP's she guest stars in.
  • Apologises a Lot: sometimes she'll apologise for things that aren't her fault at all. To the point Tim and Jon has to tell her that it's okay and no big harm done.
  • Badass Adorable: She shows some great skill in pretty much every tournament she's been in, especially the Smash Wii U torunament.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Chuggaaconroy, which, of course, leads to Ship Tease.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Lifts "Bye guys!" from Jon whenever she rushes ahead. Usually because the others aren't moving at the same time as her, due to her playing as Peach (who is the slowest of the original four player characters).
  • Breakout Character: Due to being close friends with Chugga, she's been more active in their projects than any other guest.
  • Butt-Monkey: If Chugga's not taking the verbal abuse in 3D World, odds are Masae is.
    • Although she's not only on the recieving end, she's also on the giving end.
  • The Cameo: In 100% Orange Juice, Emile's custom damage sprite is him getting punched in the face by Masae.
  • Character Catchphrase: "Oh you jerk!"
  • Character Development: When she first appeared on the channel she mainly interacted with Chugga who she already knew well, but over time she has also developed a rivalry with Jon (which has also appeared off the channel as they are both active Twitch streamers).
  • Cross Player: Plays as Carver in Fortune Street and Bowser in the Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When Emile's involved she can rival Jon in this. Like with Super Jeenius, Jon points out that he has less to say when Masae is involved.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being their most regular collaborator in the 2010s, Masae’s frequency of appearances would plummet in the early 2020s when she had a falling out with Emile. Afterwards, Masae’s, presence would be limited to charity streams.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Notable for being the first guest to appear as a guest in a Runaway Gaiden, a Fortune Street Board, and a livestream before becoming a special guest for a main LP. Also appears as a Mii during their Wii Party LP.
  • Entitled Bastard: Acts this way in Super Mario 3D World. When Jon was required to stand on a button to activate a Green Star, and everyone else was making things difficult for him, he required that they all needed to stand in a corner. Emile was the only one who complied and got the Green Star as a result, while Tim was attempting to be a Karmic Trickster and ended up dying as a result. Masae, on the other hand, attempted to throw Jon onto the button saying she listens to no one, and true to his word, he throws her off a cliff. Post-stage, Masae tries to say that Jon was a dick for throwing her off, with him retaliating that he gave his word and that she was being disobedient, which Masae vehemently tries to deny to the very last minute.
  • Large Ham: She gets really loud in the Double Dash tournament and during the endgame of Mt. Magmageddon.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In Super Mario 3D World, despite playing as the slowest character, she'll frequently rush ahead of the group and often take power ups when others need it, accidentally cause the deaths of others, or cause the group to miss collectibles.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Claims to be manlier than Chugga, something which no one else denies.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Prior to the Super Mario World Crowd Control segment of Colosseum 2022, she had never even seen a Crowd Control run, much less done one.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Downplayed; in a Runaway Guys livestream, the Guys, playing Bowser Party on Mario Party 10, decide to use the Slow Block in order to land on a space that will launch them forward. Masae is the one to hit the block, but as she's used to Slow Block timings of older games, she hits the block a number too early, causing the rest of her team to chew her out. Downplayed in that the space before the one they wanted was still a regular space, so it wasn't too much of a setback.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Is never called by her real name, Shauntelle.

  • Put on a Bus: In January 2024, Masae released a statement that said that she would no longer participate in any events Emile was present for, which heavily implies she won’t be returning for any future TRG Colosseum events.
  • Ship Tease: With Emile, until she began dating BrettUltimus.
  • Sixth Ranger: Has pretty much become this. She appeared in most of Jon's livestreams with the guys and is seen helping out at every "Thrown Controllers" Panel.
  • Sore Loser: She usually doesn't take not getting the crown in 3D World well, and even worse if she actually does get the crown and loses it later.
  • Tsundere: Observed and lampshaded when Chugga points out she gets angry when he calls her cute. She insists it's only Chugga, but when Jon does it For Science!, she looks pissed off for a split second before thanking him for the compliment, which they caught.
  • Tomboy: Jon observes that she has better muscle definition and could easily beat Chugga in a fistfight. She's also a blackbelt in karate.
    • In Fortune Street, she plays as Carver, whom the Guys portray with a Testosterone Poisoning persona. She almost beats the other guys with Carver.
    • She also got in on the punching during the stream on Jon's channel, cheerfully asking if she could punch Emile.

    Stephen Georg 
Stephen is the fifth main guest, joining the guys for their LP of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures as well as for Fortune Street. Before this he played Baby Luigi in MKDD on Team Stephenplays with his wife Mal in MKDD and was a participant in their Smash 64 and Wii U tournaments as Ness as well as their Bomberman tournament. Stephen also was with them during their fourth Twitch stream. In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, he played Purple Link. In Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, he played as Yellow Kirby.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: His portrayal of Luigi as an Explosive Breeder in Fortune Street.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Jon and Jake, but it's definitely there.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Which makes him miss many a treasure.
  • Failure Hero: Despite being a self-professed bomb maniac, Stephen always gets "least enemies defeated" in Four Swords Adventures.
  • Forgetful Jones: His notoriously poor memory is a Running Gag, and also part of the reason for his "Grandpa" nickname.
  • Happily Married: To Mal.
  • He Also Did: He and Mal made the Runaway Guys' current logo, and he also made the bumper skits for Colosseum 2019 due to his filmmaking background. TRG also obtain a new editor in 2019, Dan, through his friendship with Stephen and participation in Colosseum 2019.
  • Large Ham: Sometimes, and when that happens he manages to out-ham Jon, whom has the same reaction as others has to his. Stephen is argurably more cheesy.
    Jon: "Why is this so funny?!"
  • Mad Bomber: Subverted. He usually gets the bombs in Four Swords Adventure, and goes nuts with them to the point where the other guys actively try to stop him from doing so and/or upgrading them to be better, out of fearing what he'll do with them in the level they're playing. That said, for all the gusto Stephen puts into getting explosives, he doesn't have a good track record of actually using them, as he never kills many enemies with them in contrast to the other guys.
  • Naïve Newcomer: He suggests the guys use teamwork in the first episode of Four Swords Adventures. They laugh and boo him before remarking that he has no idea what he's talking about.
  • Old Friend: Has been friends with Emile since they were both teenagers.
  • Shout-Out: Chugga (and later Tom) are known for referencing jokes from Stephen's channels even when Stephen isn't there:
    • "I'm Waddle Dee!" in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
    • "Big Friend" (Stephen's name for Hagrid from Harry Potter) and Peggy (his Eldritch Abomination stream mascot), both in Nintendo Land.
    • Tom even does one to Stephen's involvement in Four Swords Adventure during one of his Custom Smash episodes.
      Tom: Stephen, you had bombs!
  • Signature Laugh: Like on his own channels, he'll break out in a very distinct cackle whenever something hilarious happens.
  • The Strategist: In his first Fortune Street board, he shakes up the Guys' usual way of playing by organising trades early on.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Tries to kill off some bees that are trying to kill them by blowing himself up near the bees. Obviously it doesn't work.
  • Taught by Experience: "I know that, because it has happened before."
  • That Reminds Me of a Song: Has a tendency to suddenly sing, not unlike Emile Suddenly Shouting, Tim making an obscure reference, or Jon taking a bite of the scenery. This is even a donation incentive on his personal streams.
    • He and Dan's song Pears and Pork gets remixed in the 2022 Colosseum TRG Makes Music segment.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Stephen loses the first round of Smash 64. After that, he keeps on winning and manages to make it to the finals of the loser bracket before being beaten by Pcull. Keep in mind that Jon considers Pcull a Worthy Opponent so that really says how impressive Stephen did.
  • Unfit for Greatness: In Double Dash he never lets Mal drive. The reason for this becomes clear in a later video series he does with her where they play versus matches of different Mario Kart games - Stephen thought he was better than Mal at Double Dash. As that video series shows, he was wrong.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Doesn't show up much in commentary, but he mentioned in a comment that he often votes Emile as a "bother" at the end of stages in Four Swords Adventures because he knows him better and feels less guilty about it.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Whenever Stephen gets any explosives, his solution to solving any problem at hand is to use said explosives. See Stupid Sacrifice above for a good example.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In Four Swords he's at first associated with bombs, but later on also with the lamp.

    Tom Fawkes 
Tom Fawkes is a guest for Rayman Legends as well as for Fortune Street. Before this he was a Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament. He also joined the guys for their fifth twitch stream, regularly makes fan animations from audio of the guy's videos, and temporarily joined them for their Thrown Controller panels for the 2016 MomoCon run. He has also been the guest for Overcooked! and the Pikmin Adventure portion of Nintendo Land. He played as Slime and later Jessica on Fortune Street and as Daisy on Mario Party Superstars.

Wins: Fortune Street note 

  • The Ace: Finishes third overall in the tournament including a victory against a skilled Masae.
    • Also becomes the first and currently only guest to win a board on Fortune Street.
  • Amicable Exes: With Donnabellz.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's made several fan videos before becoming a guest in the Smash Wii U tournament, though he does have his own Let's Plays and even has been part of Jon's streams.
  • Back from the Brink: Despite having 66% damage to MasaeAnela's 0%, he somehow hangs on to his last stock and wins the match.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: During Overcooked!, Tom was somewhat drunk after a single drink.
  • Cross Player:
    • Primarily plays as Barbarian Princesses during the Rayman Legends project.
    • After playing Slime for earlier games of Fortune Street, he swapped to Jessica in Bowser's Castle and Good Egg Galaxy.
  • Gag Censor: In his vlog, he censors the name of the game he's playing with the Guys with other games like Goof Troop and Call of Duty.note 
  • Incoming Ham: When he speaks up is it always hammy, always.
  • Large Ham: Especially as LORD DONA'TOR during the TRG Colosseum.
  • Madness Mantra: "I'M TOM!" During Disc Only at Colosseum 2023.
  • Manchild: He rightfully mentions that they all are.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He has such an impressive range of voices that he could easily become a legitimate voice actor.
  • The Quiet One: Started off this way in his earlier appearances, but has since become of the Guys' most energetic guests.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After becoming the first person to go bankrupt on Fortune Street, Tom returns on his next appearance and manages to beat the main guys.

Tropes pertaining to Tournament Guests:

    Debuted in the Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament 

Donnabellez (played Yoshi in SSBB, Kirby in SSB)

ALoyalGamer (played Marth in SSBB, played Mario in Mario Power Tennis)

  • Captain Oblivious: Seemed to know the least about Brawl.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Loses his tennis match against PurpleRodri quickly enough that they still had time to include it in the same video as Josh and Lucah's incredibly long match.
  • The Quiet One: The least vocal guest during the SSBB tournament.
  • The Stoic: Not entirely, but definitely the closest example so far.
  • Tempting Fate: How he ultimately loses.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Jon.

Diabetus (played Mario in SSBB and again in Mario Kart DD on Team Retsupurae with slowbeef)

  • The Ace: Somewhat; he made it to the semi-finals through the loser's bracket and was responsible for the elimination of two main Guys, so he definitely has enough skill to be classified as this.
  • Berserk Button: He freaks out when he finds out the guys had a Battletoads event during Thrown Controllers and wasn't told.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: Chugga regards him as "The Jesus of Let's Playing" (as Slowbeef is the God of Let's Playing).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given what he's made himself known for, it's not a surprise.
  • Foreshadowing / Lying Creator: The Guys mentioned at one point that they'd meet up with him, and later it was confirmed he would not be their guest player. And here he is now. Not lying per se, but it was tricky.
  • Funny Background Event: He keeps getting invested in one of these (the polar bear on the Ice Climbers' stage).
  • Handicapped Badass: Does well in the tournament, despite being sleepy.
  • Hero Killer: Defeats Chuggaaconroy for good in sudden death, even after Chugga was buying himself time to kill him there first, and previously Diabetus had knocked Tim out of the Tournament. He's responsible for two out of three Runaway Guys losing the tournament.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Loses a life (and his first match) by trying to grab a Bob-Omb.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Cracked a few during his second match.
  • The Lancer: To slowbeef. As shown during the MKDD tournament.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Realizes that the cost of winning another match means he'd have to stay awake late at night for even longer.
  • The Quiet One: Not as much as ALoyalGamer, but more than other guest fighters, he likes to be quiet and focus on playing. He eventually makes some jokes and puns starting with his second match. In the MKDD tournament, he is by far the quietest person in his race as Slowbeef spends most of their turn yelling.
  • Running Gag: Mentioning that he's sleepy and that he's playing while asleep.

SxKArmedageddon SyKhotic (played Lucas in SSBB)

  • The Ace: Aside from Jon, he is the only competitor to have never lost a match. At least until he fought Jon. Twice.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the giving end, to Lucahjin. Of course, there is a lampshade hung. And later, on the receiving end from Jon. Twice.
  • Flat "What": See Mind Screw below.
  • I Have Many Names: He calls himself several different names during the match.
  • Mind Screw: In-universe; considers SuperJeenius's dodging of the lava wall in Norfair to be this, if his flabbergasted reaction is anything to go by.
    SyKhotic: What.
    SuperJeenius: Problem?
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't say much in his first or third battle, but opened up more in the second.
  • Running Gag: Introducing himself by several different names (all of which actually apply to him) at the start of his battles.

    Debuted in the Mario Tennis Tournament 

CloudFangLP (Played Shy Guy in Mario Power Tennis, played Luigi in MKDD, on Team Curly Mustaches with GaiaCrusher9)

  • Ascended Fanboy: He went from uploading clips of the Guys' videos, to participating in one of them, though he did already have his own Let's Plays.
  • Hero Killer: Defeats NCS in the first round of Mario Power Tennis.

PurpleRodri (Played Daisy in Mario Power Tennis, Kirby in SSB, Koopa in MKDD, on Team Purple Pwniez with SullyPwnz)

  • The Ace:
    • Reaches second place and comes exceptionally close to beating Chugga, who won his previous matches via Curb-Stomp Battle.
    • Later, during the Smash 64 tournament, He manages to reach the Winners Semifinals, though it may or may not count since several of his wins had him relying on in-game items.
    • And in the Mario Kart Double Dash tournament, He makes it to the semi-finals losing to the Koopa Krew.
  • Cross Player: Played as Daisy in the tennis tournament.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one unto ALoyalGamer in their tennis match.
  • Hero Killer: Was responsible for NintendoCapriSun's defeat in the Winner's Bracket of the Smash 64 tournament. And his team defeat's Chugga's team in Mario Kart: Double Dash.
  • Person as Verb: Chugga and Josh say, "Ready to Rodri."

Jon Paula (Played Mario in Mario Power Tennis)

  • Deadpan Snarker: Quite a bit in his match. For example, after someone points out how Jon is Luigi and Jon (himself) is Mario:
    JP: Yeah, that makes sense.
  • Funny Background Event: Himself. All of the tennis players are in the same room, and he shouts during matches he's not involved with frequently, as opposed to most everyone else being silent.
  • Handicapped Badass: Finishes second in the Bomberman: Live Tournament losing only to Jon, despite never having played the game before.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from losing the first round in Mario Power Tennis to finishing second in Bomberman: Live.

    Debuted in the Super Smash Bros 64 Tournament 

Tyler Sederwall (Formerly Attacking Tucans) (Played Link in SSB and was a participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

  • Always a Bigger Fish: Even a bigger Manchild than Chugga, who comes off as staid and restrained compared to him.
  • Beginner's Luck: Possibly. He does rather well in Smash 64 for someone who's never played the game before (although he has played the others in the series).
  • Camp Gay
  • Fake Boobs: Tyler stuffs his shirt during Werewolf to play Lucah during Colosseum 2023.
  • Handicapped Badass: In Smash 64, he claims to have never played the game before. In his match against Josh, he wins without losing a single life.
  • Large Ham: Especially in the first round of the Smash 64 tournament.
  • Naked People Are Funny: His introduction during the 2019 Colosseum has him half-naked.
  • No Indoor Voice: He can take it all the way up into the red. A decibel tester during a Colosseum reveals he's even louder than Chugga.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: As Chugga put it: "In case you haven't guessed, Tyler is very vulgar."
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: When asked to name a Psychic-type Pokemon in Colosseum 2021's Family Feud segment, both he and Jules respond with Gengar.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: How he wins against Josh.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Donnabellez during their match. Jon is shocked by how they treat each other. Anybody who's seen Super Mario Galaxy Versus is not.

Mal ( Mal played Pikachu in SBB and Toadette/Paratroopa on Team Stephenplays alongside Stephen and both were participants in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

Wii Rike to Pray (Tyler, Tyson, Spencer and Chris) (Tyler and Tyson played Pikachu, Spencer played Captain Falcon, and Chris played Fox in SSB)

  • The Ace: The group of four are considered the most likely to win as they play Super Smash Bros. a lot.
    • Tyler went undefeated during all the tournament, he was the responsible of knocking out two of the three main Guys, and additionally, he won the Smash 64 Tournament. A first in TRG, where someone else other than the main Guys ended victorious in a tournament.
  • Butt-Monkey: Chris and Spencer are both eliminated without a single win.
  • Childhood Friends: According to Tyson did they first meet during 2nd or 3rd grade.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Tyson and Chris return in the Bomberman Live tournament, but Tyler and Spencer do not.
  • Handicapped Badass: Tyler is colorblind.
  • Hero Killer:
    • Tyler defeats Chugga, then Jon in both the Winners Bracket finals and in the Finals rematch.
    • Tyson defeats Chugga in the elimination round.
  • Honor Before Reason: During his match with Jon, Tyler manages to get the Hammer which would have given him a clear advantage, but intentionally waits until the powerup times out so he can fight Jon fair and square. He wins anyway.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike/Shared Family Quirks: Tyler and Tyson both use Pikachu. The two also share a cousin so they're related in some way.

Pcull44444 (played Ness in SSB)

  • The Ace: His only loss in the 64 tournament is to Jon. Jon even considers him a Worthy Opponent.
  • Berserk Button: He does not like having his name compared to Twilight.
  • Handicapped Badass: During the recording, he was suffering from mononucleosis. But he still finishes third.
  • Troll: Part of his commentary style. In particular, when it's pointed out that a certain randomly chosen stage keeps showing up in fights with Pcull (one where he keeps using the mechanics of the stage and Ness' abilities to help him win) he claims that he's hacked the game to make it happen.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Jon.

    Debuted in the Mario Kart Double Dash Tournament 

SullyPwns (Played Paratroopa in MKDD, on Team Purple Pwnies with PurpleRodri and was a participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

  • Irony: He plays as Paratroopa while the Koopa Krew never use any of the Koopas.
  • The Lancer: To Rodri in the MKDD tournament.
  • Yes-Man: He takes the backseat throughout most of the tournament while Rodri gives him commands.

Jirard the Completionist (Played on Team Beard Willis with Proton Jon in MKDD)

  • The Bus Came Back: After only having appeared in the Mario Kart Double Dash tournament, he reappears as a surprise guest in Colosseum 2021 and a full participant in Colosseum 2023.
  • The Cameo: Shows up at The Runaway Guys Colosseum 2021 to share stories with Jules during the Banjo-Kazooie Bonus stream.
  • First-Name Basis: Is more known by his real name Jirard.
  • Funny Background Event: During the Werewolf segment where all of TRG impersonates each other, he spends the entire time drumming while playing Jerod.
  • The Lancer: To Jon in the MKDD tournament.

MunchingOrange (Played Baby Luigi in MKDD, on Team Orange Yoshis with YoshiToMario)

  • Butt-Monkey: Gets eliminated in the first round in both the tournaments he's been in.

Slowbeef (Played Luigi in MKDD, on Team Retsupurae with Diabetus, Recurring part of Thrown Controllers)

  • Big Good: He is this to the Let's Play Community, being the one who brought the concept to life.
  • Born Lucky: Got to participate in every Thrown Controllers he's been in so far.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in two Thrown Controllers panels before appearing in the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Tag Team Tournament.
  • Graceful Loser: He even congratulates the other team afterwards.
  • I Have Many Names: In PAX East 2012, he claimed to be Oyster from Something Awful. And in PAX Prime 2014, he said he was DarkSydePhil before saying he wasn't.
  • Large Ham: By far the loudest person in their races. He even starts shouting to the rooms next door when they point out how loud he's being.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: When racing in Mario Kart Double Dash during Thrown Controllers, he goes the wrong way and pretends he has no idea what he's doing.
  • Running Gag: Always somehow ends up as part of the Thrown Controllers panel whenever he's there either as a participant or a player in an audience challenge
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: After their races against Team 41 Pimps is over, Slowbeef is heard congratulating the other team while they can barely be heard saying how excited they were to finally meet him.

MadameWario (Played Wario in MKDD, on Team 41 Pimps with ShadowMarioXLI)

KoopaKungFu (Played Diddy Kong in MKDD, on Team Koopa Krew with SirEnobMort)

  • The Ace: Wins the entire Double Dash Tournament after a close final battle.
  • Irony: Neither SirEnobmort or him plays as Koopa or Paratroopa in their races. Though it's subverted in the final round.
  • Large Ham: Both his partner and him get pretty rowdy when they face each other in the finals.
  • Worthy Opponent: To the Purple Pwnies and SirEnobmort.

SirEnobmort (Played Toad in MKDD, on Team Koopa Krew with KoopaKungFu)

  • The Lancer: To KoopaKungFu during the MKDD tournament. The two having a number of collabs together even before the tournament.
  • Large Ham: Gets pretty loud in the final round.
  • Worthy Opponent: To the Purple Pwnies and KoopaKungFu.

    Debuted in the Bomberman Tournament 

Brutalmoose (Participant in the "Bomberman" tournament)

  • The Ace: Finishes third overall and does well in each of his matches.
  • Sassy Black Woman: His persona during the tournament.

    Debuted in the Super Smash Bros Wii U Tournament 

Yoshiller 2 (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

  • The Ace: During the Smash Wii U tournament, he showed a lot of skill and managed to eliminate Jon who is generally considered the best Smash player out of the main guys, and eventually made it to the finals where he lost to PKSparkxx.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: At one point during his match against Lucah, he decides to take a break for a dance-off. Yet despite this, he's a skilled Smasher and finished second overall.
  • Hero Killer: Eliminated Jon during the qualifiers and then Lucah in the first round

JonTron (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

  • Put on a Bus: So far the only tournament guest who had to leave early.

PKSparkxx (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

  • The Ace: Eliminates many people throughout the tournament, including Cobanermani, who is generally considered a very good Smash player, and eventually making it to the finals and defeating Yoshiller. Granted, he does play competitive Smash extensively and is very good at it.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Cobanermani.

Smooth Mc Groove (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

Cobanermani 456 (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

Some Call Me Johnny (Participant in the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U" tournament)

Tropes pertaining The Runaway Guys Colosseum Guests/Characters:

    Adriana Figueroa 
Known as "Adrisaurus" on YouTube, Adriana is a singer who appears on TRG Colosseum as a musical guest. She and Jules also act as prize givers for Thrown Controllers, and have appeared as the opening act for Thrown Controllers Live!.
  • Amicable Exes: With Jules, after their breakup.
  • Animal Lover: She's genuinely fond of animals, to the point where she even owns a little pet snail. She also once had a yoga session with a baby goat.
  • Audience Participation: When she performs "Fangirl" for Colosseum and Thrown Controllers Live, she gets the audience and her fellow guests to chant "Wonderful, hey!" and "Yeah yeah yeah yeah!" when prompted.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For as sugary sweet as Adriana is, she does not take betrayal well. When being killed by Masae in Among Us, who she trusted up until that point, she dropped everything she was doing, went into Masae's Twitch chat, and made a caps-locked rant at her. When Masae denied having done anything wrong, all Adriana could do was scream at the top of her lungs.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: In Colosseum 2019, she wears a little bunny hat that can flop its ears whenever she tugs its paws.
  • The Cutie: She's known for her sweet nature and quirky personality. It's really saying something when even Masae finds her adorable.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: She loves Dachshunds, as seen on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. She later adopted a Pomeranian named Marnie, who features in a 2022 Colosseum bumper.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She's best friends with MasaeAnela. Whenever there's a team or partner-based game involved, they're usually paired together.
  • Let's Duet: During her concert, she sings "Ballad of the Goddess" with Masae and "Lifelight" with Chugga thanks to some donation incentives.
  • Precision F-Strike: She usually doesn't swear during Colosseum, but when she hears Emile cuss at the end of Jon's Fortune Cookie stream, she jumps on the wagon with a little "Bitch!" Both Masae and Emile find it more adorable than jarring.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Jules' Savvy Guy. In contrast to how brooding and inquisitive Jules is, Adriana is perky and always full of energy.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Masae's Tomboy. This is parodied in a bumper where she gleefully gives Masae a warm hug, and clings onto her leg until the latter sternly tells her to get off.
  • Undesirable Prize: For the Animal Crossing: New Horizons segment in Colosseum Direct, she holds a contest to see which player gets the most votes to win her coveted prize: a golden toilet.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Wins the second round of Werewolf (1997) in the 2019 TRG Colosseum due to being assigned the Tanner card and being selected as the first one to die.

Jules Conroy is an electric guitarist who covers video game songs on YouTube. He appears on TRG Colosseum as both a musical guest and the host of the "Werewolf" segment. As mentioned above, he usually gives out prizes during Thrown Controllers alongside Adriana.

  • Amicable Exes: With Adriana, after their breakup.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: A running gag in Colosseum bumpers. In 2020, he has a bowl of Cheez-Its with milk and ketchup, and in 2022, he drinks a mix of ketchup, garlic salt, oil, and protein powder.
  • Determinator: Despite all the donor-prompted resets against him, he still attempts to finish the Super Mario 64 race against Masae.
  • Eye Scream: His bit in the Colosseum 2019 intro has him spraying his hair in the bathroom. During one of the takes, he accidentally sprays himself in the eyes, and Stephen found it so hilarious that he used it for the final cut. Defied in a 2023 Call-Back bumper, where he puts on a pair of goggles prior to applying his hairspray.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He loves Pomeranians; he was a co-owner of Adri's Pom Marnie until their breakup, and adopts his own Pomeranian, Yuna, in 2023.
  • Iconic Item: His Necklace. He never takes it off.
  • Mythology Gag: One of his bumpers in Colosseum Direct focuses on him changing his doorbell chime, continuing the Running Gag from his own channel. This time, however, he rigs it as a bomb and accidentally blows himself up.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Played for laughs during the second TRG Colosseum. One of the stretch goals was specifically to get him to smile.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Damn, that's crazy."
    • His stream chat commenters like to post the madlib "Random: Cadence of Hyrule Guitarist [is / does thing]", inspired by a strange Nintendo Life headline reporting on Jules' opposition to time travelling in Animal Crossing.
  • Pretty Boy: He seems pretty attractive.
  • Roommate Drama: Parodied in a bumper with him and Jack. Apparently, Jack's tendency to "open up this pit" makes him a little difficult to live with.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Adriana's Energetic Girl. Adriana is always lively no matter what the situation, whereas Jules always takes a more reserved and pessimistic output.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: During a race against Masae, he chooses to do a 70-star run against Masae's 16-star run.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's one of the more vulgar members of TRG, and can have trouble reining himself during Colosseum events.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Played for Laughs. He's sometimes portrayed as one for Josh Jepson due to the latter unintentionally screwing him up during the first Super Mario 64 race. This escalates to a new level when a Direct bumper reveals that Josh was the one responsible for locking Jules out of the Star Door back in Colosseum 2019.
  • Spiky Hair: His most notable feature. In the sitcom intro for Colosseum 2019, he's shown tending to it with hairspray.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: When asked to name a Psychic-type Pokemon in Colosseum 2021's Family Feud segment, both he and Tyler respond with Gengar.
  • String Theory: In a Colosseum Direct skit, Jules uses a string board to conclude that the Star Door incident from the year prior was entirely Josh's doing, not Jack's.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Mathanthor, his character for Stephen's Dungeons & Dragons session in the first Colosseum, has the donor-requested trait of shouting a person's name rather than saying it.
    "Mathanthor": My name's... MATHANTHOR!
  • Swirlie: On the receiving end of one from ToxicXEternity due to a donation goal, Played for Laughs.
  • Troll:
    • His Mario 64 race allows him to reset the other player's console if enough donations are made and vice versa.
    • For Jerod's concert in 2019, Jules secretly put his video, "WARIO LAUGHING (METAL)", onn the song list. Not only did this surprise everyone in the room, but Jerod immediately knew that Jules was responsible for it.

ToxicxEternity (real name Jack Fliegler) is a guitarist who frequently does heavy metal covers of video game songs on his YouTube channel. He made his TRG debut in Colosseum 2018, and had appeared in every Colosseum since to perform alongside his fellow musical guests.
  • Black Comedy: His story in Stephen's "Baron Munchausen" segment has him playing a character who picked poisonous flowers before a rock concert and accidentally killed the entire crowd. At the end, he declares that fateful evening as "the night that death metal was invented".
  • Candlelit Ritual: Parodied in his credit shot for the 2019 sitcom intro. He's shown kneeling before a pentagram surrounded by amiibo and fog (really vapor) before he looks up at the camera and shrugs innocently.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • "Hell Yeah Dude!"
    • "Let's open up this pit!"
  • Heavy Metal: His music style of choice, contrasting Jules' Punk Rock style.
  • Mellow Fellow: Definitely one of the most chill guests on the channel, often speaking in a very cool and relaxed tone. He's a lot more energetic whenever he performs, of course.
  • Metalhead: Certainly looks the part, complementing his style of music.
  • Roommate Drama: Parodied in a bumper with him and Jules. Apparently, Jack's tendency to "open up this pit" makes him a little difficult to live with.
  • Swirlie: Gave one to Jules after a donation goal was met on Jules's segment for day 3. Played for Laughs.

Making his debut at the first The Runaway Guys Colosseum event in May 2018, the dreaded LORD DONA'TOR is a hooded fiend who "was first conceived after Tom Fawkes put on a bathrobe". His twisted goal is to kidnap the Lamp.
  • Arc Welding: LORD DONA'TOR initially had nothing to do with The Lamp, but the 'storylines' ended up crossing over.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Of Thrown Controllers, apparently.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: LORD DONA'TOR takes the lamp again near the end of the second Colosseum, having won it fair and square in Thrown Controllers.
    • Apparently undone by the time of the Colosseum Direct, where Stephen and Mal have the lamp now. When asked about it, LORD DONA'TOR explains that he left it at Myrtle Beach.
  • Big Eater: Implied when LORD DONA'TOR orders huge amount of food when StephenPlays takes him to a fast food chain, in a skit from The Runaway Guys Colosseum 2019. He gets called out by Stephen for it, then orders something smaller and more reasonable.
  • Bold Inflation: LORD DONA'TOR.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: Inverted. When LORD DONA'TOR leaves and Tom re-enters, he'll occasionally make a comment like "Did you see that weird guy?".
  • Cargo Ship: In-Universe. During The Stinger of Colosseum 2019, LORD DONA'TOR is shown in bed with the Lamp, which he won fair and square in Thrown Controllers, and he fondles it before turning out the lights. Then, in Colosseum 2022, a bumper is shown of LORD DONA'TOR going through his mundane daily life, clearly not happy, but when he returns to his apartment flat and sees the glow of the Lamp, his face lights up in happiness.
  • Classic Villain: LORD DONA'TOR has the trappings of one, though he rarely does much in the way of villainy beyond being the real one behind the theft of The Lamp.
  • Costume Evolution: The first DONA'TOR costume was merely a bathrobe that Tom happened to bring with him for the trip. In Colosseum 2019, he swaps it for a maroon monk robe.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Colosseum Direct, LORD DONA'TOR's presence was largely relegated to his Hostile Show Takeover and a two second bumper of him laughing evilly.
    • Arguably taken another step further in 2022. While he appears in a bumper or two, LORD DONA'TOR appears in only one segment (despite the event being in person) with no storyline unlike in previous in-person events.
  • Does Not Like Spam: LORD DONA'TOR has a strong distaste for pickles, as is shown by one of the skits in The Runaway Guys Colosseum 2019 when Stephen takes him to a fast food restaurant.
  • Evil Virtues: Generosity, to an unhealthy degree. LORD DONA'TOR has given away all of his money to charity, leading to all his lamps being repossessed before Colosseum 2021.
  • Exotic Detective: When the Guys and their friends make it a donation goal to hire a P. I. to find the missing lamp, it turns out that LORD DONA'TOR is also a P.I...
  • For Want Of A Nail: Like The Lamp, he became big in the chat for small reasons LORD DONA'TOR happened because Tom came downstairs wearing a bathrobe that had a hood and was reading donations, and when a chat user complimented the robe, he pulled the hood up and took on a dramatic voice. The name came a bit later.
  • Friend of Masked Self: Played with. When Tom is in the room and needs to pass on a message from LORD DONA'TOR, he claims the latter has texted him. Apparently one-sided, as Tom at one point replies telling LORD DONA'TOR to stop messaging him and wondering how he got his number.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: LORD DONA'TOR participates in Thrown Controllers after viewers donate to have him play. In a bizarre twist of fate, he ends up winning.
  • Hidden Eyes: The hood on his robe always conceals his eyes to give him an ominous appearance. And to hide the fact that he's To- er, to hide his true identity.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: He briefly hijacks Colosseum Direct and twists it into his own stream, "LORD DONA'TOR Direct". He finally buzzes off when Emile, of all people, successfully manages to annoy him off the stream.
  • Improbable Weapon User: DONA'TOR tried to use The Lamp as a weapon against Tim Skywalker's lightsaber. He lost.
  • Incoming Ham: FOOLS! IT IS I, LORD DONA'TOR!
  • In the Hood: DONA'TOR's outfit is mostly comprised of a maroon hooded bathrobe.
  • Large Ham: Even outside of his arrivals, LORD DONA'TOR is ridiculously hammy. When he demands one hundred donations of thirty-three dollars each to return the lamp...
    Jon: That's a weirdly specific amount!
    LORD DONA'TOR: (wheels on Jon) SILENCE!
    Josh: (both laughing and surprised Oh god!
  • Leitmotif: Bowser's theme from the first Mario Party plays when DONA'TOR is onscreen during the second Colosseum.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Tom as LORD DONA'TOR, though the chat jokingly predicts anyone other than him might be LORD DONA'TOR's identity.
  • Puff of Logic: LORD DONA'TOR's biggest weakness is existential dread. If he questions his existence or stops believing in himself, he'll temporarily phase out of reality.
  • Refuge in Audacity: DONA'TOR's plan in the second Colosseum to steal the lamp is to literally waltz in, unplug and take the lamp, and demand $100,000 dollars for it. It works.
  • Reset Button: Nobody seems to remember LORD DONA'TOR getting unmasked at the end of Colosseum 2018.
  • The Reveal: After the stream hits $100,000 donations, LORD DONA'TOR is unmasked as... Tom Fawkes!
  • Shout-Out: When ordering at the drive-thru with Stephen, DONA'TOR repeats Big Smoke's enormous Cluckin' Bell order from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Stephen stops him halfway to tell him that he "can't conceivably eat that much food".
  • Split Personality: One bumper in Colo 2019 heavily implies that DONA'TOR is indeed a separate personality within Tom.
  • Throw It In!:
    • In-Universe, after the chat became fascinated with The Lamp on the first day, the Guys and their friends planned a storyline for it going missing for days two and three; however, Tom's spur-of-the-moment creation of LORD DONA'TOR (based purely because he had come down while wearing his robe) meant that that storyline rapidly went off the rails.
    • After a commenter mistakenly calls him LORD DOMINATOR, LORD DONA'TOR says that that's his cousin, who's 'into some weird stuff'.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Was defeated by Tim Skywalker upon the 100k goal in the second Colosseum on Day 3... Later, he appears to play Thrown Controllers that same day. The explanation was that "he got better".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Downplayed. LORD DONA'TOR wears a robe that covers his torso, but he's shirtless underneath, which is sometimes visible.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: DONA'TOR thinks the extra donations gotten for his ransom of the lamp justified him stealing it.
  • You Fool!: LORD DONA'TOR's catchphrase. "FOOLS!" Even when he's not shouting and in casual conversation, he will tend to refer to the person he's talking to as "Fool."
  • Your Mind Makes It Real:
    • According to a bumper from Colosseum 2019, LORD DONA'TOR appears to be a figment of Tom's imagination who anybody can see, so long as he and Tom aren't in the same room together. Tom is seen having a Seinfeldian Conversation with LORD DONA'TOR, but as soon as Josh walks in, LORD DONA'TOR disappears into thin air.
    • Revisited during Colosseum 2022, where Tom shrugs off LORD DONA'TOR's existence as a figment of his imagination, causing LORD DONA'TOR to vanish in a Puff of Logic after being dumbfounded at Tom's claim.

    The Lamp
Alongside LORD DONA'TOR, The Lamp also made it's debut in the first Colosseum event, stealing the show alongside LORD DONA'TOR despite being a seemingly ordinary lamp. It hides a sinister secret.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Stephen likes to portray the Lamp this way. Its scene in the 2019 sitcom intro shows it eerily sitting in a pitch black room (heavily contrasting the intro's cheery tone), while its bumpers in Colosseum 2020-2021 portray it as an outright horror figure.
  • Arc Welding: LORD DONA'TOR initially had nothing to do with The Lamp, but the 'storylines' ended up crossing over.
  • Ascended Extra: The Lamp, which was literally just a lamp in the background of the first day of the charity stream which the chat became fascinated with.
  • The Cat Came Back: A 2021 bumper has Stephen getting rid of the lamp due to it being evil. Despite putting it in a box, adding tape, and adding a chain, it still appears awaiting him as he returns home.
  • Cargo Ship: In-Universe. During The Stinger of Colosseum 2019, LORD DONA'TOR is shown in bed with the Lamp, which he won fair and square in Thrown Controllers, and he fondles it before turning out the lights. Then, in Colosseum 2022, a bumper is shown of LORD DONA'TOR going through his mundane daily life, clearly not happy, but when he returns to his apartment flat and sees the glow of the Lamp, his face lights up in happiness.
  • Companion Cube: The chat instantly grew fond of The Lamp, treating it as if it was it's own character.
  • Darker and Edgier: The two bumpers starring the Lamp, simple titled "The Lamp" and "The Lamp II" respectively, are the only Colosseum sketches that are played purely for horror rather than comedy (and given their length, they're actually more akin to short films than sketches). There's no dialogue or funny gags, the Lamp itself is portrayed as a sentient phantom that can't be truly defeated, and the sequel even ends on a grim and unsettling note. Suffice to say, the "Lamp duology" is definitely the darkest of all the bumpers.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Lamp only made sporadic appearances in Colosseum Direct, since it was left in Stephen and Mal's possession and they rarely appeared onscreen throughout the event. It was the main focus of Stephen's bumper, but starting in 2022, its appearances became even less story-driven, and it was mostly relegated to background decoration.
  • For Want Of A Nail: Like LORD DONA'TOR, The Lamp made it big in the chat due to small reasons. The Lamp was just sitting there, off, when one person donated money during the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past randomizer race to turn it on for no apparent reason. The guys then jokingly decided it would cost a hundred dollars to turn the lamp on or off... and the chat delivered.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: During the Introduction of Colosseum 2, the video glitches out when showing The Lamp.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or in this case, red lights. Stephen's bumper in Colosseum Direct has him unplugging the Lamp after it repeatedly turns itself on. This proves to be unsuccessful as the Lamp still manages to turn on, except now the color of its light is a dark bloody red. Apparently, it didn't appreciate that at all...

Jerod "8-Bit" Collins is a Twitch streamer who specializes in performing live, high-energy drum covers of miscellaneous video game songs (and the occasional meme song). He first debuted in Colosseum 2019 after being invited on by Jack and Jules.
  • The Ace: When it comes to Stepmania, as shown in Colosseum Direct. He can pull off some of the game's hardest songs (over 200 BPM), sometimes without even looking at the screen!
  • Ascended Fanboy:
    • Has discussed how he was a fan of many of the other TRG crew before he became a prominent streamer himself.
    • Got the chance to co-stream alongside "Protonathon Jonathon" as the pair revisited the infamous "Kaizo Mario", with Jon reliving all the pain from over a decade ago as Jerod hit the same pitfalls he did. This included the meme-time that was "Special Stage 2"...
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • One specific to the 'Enter / Exit the Gungeon' segment in Colosseum Direct is a pre-emptive snapped "THAT WAS NOT A COMPLAINT!" immediately after saying something negative - due to chat donating for Erika to spray him with water every time he complains about something in-game.
    • He is also heavily associated with Wario screaming, having it as a Bit Cheer alert and later a Sub Bomb alert.
  • Contrived Coincidence:
    • Both he and Jon introduced Goldman memes / alerts (from House of the Dead 2) in their streams days apart from one another. Some of them even involve the same scene!
    • He also shares the same birthday as his wife and one of his moderators.
    • His wife, Erika, was planned to be named "Jared" if she was male, which, while not exact, is very similar to Jerod's name. Jerod was going to be named "Erika" if he was female. Perhaps them getting together was fate.
  • Failed a Spot Check: His viewers tend to make good-natured jokes about this trope when Jerod misses something obvious.
  • Flat "What": His inital reaction to the Game Boy Player Disc Only.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Has a big collection of plushies that accompany him on streams, as well as a menagerie of pets at home, including a cat, a dog and formerly a snake. He also gets frequent visits from wildlife on his casts, usually lizards and spiders.
  • Fun Personified:
    • His friends won't deny that he has naturally good energy that never turns off. It's hard to find a video where the guy isn't smiling or laughing.
    • This extends to his charity work, where he never fails to meet a charity goal or challenge, giving back to his community and even to random people. Towards the end of one stream as he was wrapping up he was called by Erika for the purpose of ordering Domino's Pizza; he then proceeded to order pizza on cast, while his chat paid per slice with cheers and subs. To top off the 30 minute overtime session, he gave $300 as a tip to the delivery driver, which after ordering for himself, his wife, and one of his subscribers ended up being over 350% of the total order cost!
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!:
    • He tries to never say any profanity, even on the Twitch streams of people who do swear. This is parodied in a bumper where he explains "alternative swearing", in which any word can sound like a swear with the right inflection.
    Jerod: Oh EGGS!
    • 8 Bit engages in what can best be described as "G-Rated Swearing", befitting his family friendly persona, the curses he uses tend to be "Frick", "God dang", and "Crap".
  • Happily Married: With his wife and fellow Twitch streamer, Erika, who accompanies him for Colosseum Direct. This trope definitely applies, since he used to keep a list of qualities he wanted in a future wife when he was young, and Erika checks every single one.
  • Hidden Depths: Not many drummers would have a vast interest in dreams and lucid dreaming, which he has brought up on the Disc Only Podcast on occasion.
  • Keet: Hyperactive, full of energy, and brightens up any room.
  • Large Ham: He has an infectious amount of energy whenever he performs, a necessity for any rock drummer.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Sometimes played with, like him initially being unaware of the background to the 'Game Boy Player Disc Only' shenanigans and assuming there was a secret game on the disc.
  • The Pollyanna: As Jon put it in a stream when someone did an egg video referencing a Jerod meme:
    Jon: Somewhere, Jerod is happy...though that implies he can feel any other emotion.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing:
    • Downplayed in that we're not talking a full keyboard, but rather the four arrow keys. He's incredibly good at the game StepMania, and makes short work of some brutally fast songs throughout his playthrough.
    • Same goes for Friday Night Funkin', arguably the spiritual successor to Stepmania.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Is a self-proclaimed Christian Drummer, having started his channel drumming in a church.
  • Signature Laugh: Gather a crowd of a thousand people, have them all laugh and you'd be able to hear Jerod a mile away. His reaction to Jules' accidental Eye Scream is a prime example.
  • Signature Song: Is particularly associated with Megalovania from Undertale due to how often versions of it are requested in his streams. He currently has 34 covers of different versions on Youtube.
  • The Sixth Ranger:
    • Openly considers himself to be one of the newest members of the TRG crew. To quote MasaeAnela, he "fits in like a glove".
    • Jon asked him to be one of three colleagues to be part of his Chaos Fortune Cookie stream for Colosseum Direct (the others being Tom Fawkes and Stephen Georg) because he felt they had good comedy synergy, which ultimately led to the four of them starting the Disc Only podcast.

Erika, Jerod's wife, and a streamer in her own right. Begins appearing in Colosseum after it goes virtual in 2020, and finally appears in-person in Colosseum 2023.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Often serves as this for Jerod during their segments together. Her title on the TRG website is even "The Voice of Reason."
  • Happily Married: To Jerod. It's how she became associated with TRG.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being dubbed "The Voice of Reason", she has a mischievous streak. One instance in a Colosseum 2023 bumper has her prepare a cup of coffee for her husband and adding random condiments to it.
  • Toilet Humor: Colosseum 2023 reveals her favorite Splatoon weapon is the Bloblobber, which she affectionately calls "the toilet."
  • You Say Tomato: Her pronunciation of Mario as "Mare-io" is highly contentious.

Known on YouTube for his multi-instrumental music covers, Carlos Eiene first appeared in Colosseum 2019 as a musical guest. He's known for specializing in multiple instruments, most notably the saxophone and piano.
  • alllowercaseletters: In case you hadn't already noticed, his YouTube name is strictly in lowercase with no space inbetween the words.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Both he and Sab Irene are the youngest members of the group, who are both currently college graduate students. This is Played for Laughs in Colo 2019 whenever his friends use the phrase, "Did you know that ten years ago, Carlos was ten years old?"
  • Computer Voice: Well not exactly, but he owns a talk box and uses it to mimic the sound of a computerized voice. This allows him to perfectly imitate K.K. Slider's voice when he performs K.K. Cruisin'... live.
  • Renaissance Man: Of the musical variety; he can play the saxophone, piano, drums, bass, and a slew of other instruments. On top of that, he's also a skilled conductor and composer. And a speedrunner of Wii Music.
  • Running Gag: The aforementioned "ten years old" joke. He also likes to poke fun at the Lick, to the point where he made a $25 incentive just to force him to incorporate the Lick into whatever song he was currently playing.
    • There's also a running trend of Carlos getting new alter egos/celebrity parodies, such as Carlos G, an Affectionate Parody of Kenny G, and insaneintheharvey, one of Steve Harvey.

    Sab Irene 
A good friend of Carlos, Sab is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who first appeared alongside the former in Colosseum 2019. Outside of TRG, she frequently collaborates with Carlos, Adriana, and Jules.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: As mentioned above, she and Carlos are much younger then their fellow collaborators, who mostly range from their late twenties to early forties.
  • Bilingual Bonus: She speaks Japanese, a skill highlighted in several TRG bumpers, including one where she teaches some "simple phrases" like "Did someone play the Lick?"
  • Iconic Outfit: Her Piplup onesie. It's been used as a donation incentive and also has appeared in bumpers.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She only goes by Sab across all platforms. Chugga got confused by this and once addressed a parcel to her username, assuming it was her real name.
  • Renaissance Woman: Also of the musical variety. Her resume includes flute, trumpet, saxophone, and piano, not to mention she's also a singer, composer, and as of recently, a Pokemon speedrunner.
  • Signature Song: Best known for her collaboration with Adri, Carlos and Jules on "Polyanna" from Mother, although she's also associated with Chrono Trigger.

Creator of the Pokémon fansite, Devin is usually in charge of the Pokémon-related segments for Colosseum. He's appeared in every charity stream since 2018, but is Put on a Bus starting in 2021's Colosseum.
  • Character Catchphrase: "Damn!", which came to be after he used it in-character during a round of "Baron Munchausen".
  • Curse Cut Short: His bumper in Direct is essentially a mock PSA where he states that he "does give a damn" when it comes to donating money for an important cause. It gets cut off when he starts getting a little too profane.
    Marriland: While it is true that I do give a damn, I need it to be extremely clear that I do not give a fu- (cue color bar screen)
  • Funny Background Event: During Josh Jepson's bit in the 2019 sitcom opening, Devin can be seen in the background giving the camera a cheeky grin while typing on his laptop.
  • Overly Long Name: He gives his "Baron Munchausen" character the hilariously absurd name, "Hi I'm West Couch, from West" ("West" being the country that he's from).
  • Outlaw: "Hi, I'm West Couch" is characterized as a gunslinging Western bandit who robs the Number 5 Train with "only five men, five bullets, and five minutes".

The main editor of TRG and a frequent Colosseum participant. Outside of TRG, he's also the editor for Emile, Tom and Stephen, the producer of Disc Only Podcast, and a frequent participant in StephenPlays and StephenVlog.
  • Character Catchphrase: His "I AM DAN" catchphrase from StephenVlog is occasionally referenced.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally inserts snarky text into the videos he edits.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Says some... questionable remarks about RosaJon during 2021's Chaos Fortune Cookie.
  • Fun with Subtitles: Not exactly a subtitle, but in Episode 25 of Banjo Kazooie, when Jon tells Chugga that you can pick pooped eggs back up, he reacts in shock when this is demonstrated to be true along with Chugga and Tim by inserting some small, signed white text onto the screen.

The Senior Broadcast Producer for Direct Relief, and the founder of Colosseum. He keeps the ship running during events while occasionally participating in segments himself. He's also founder of Zeldathon and frequently streams on Twitch.
  • Big Good: The TRG website refers to him as "The Gaming Guardian Angel," and he's also often known as the "Stream God."
  • Born Unlucky: Implied during his Colosseum 2022 bumper with Chuggaa, where he can't pull a single rare out of his Pokémon card packs. Although this could simply be because Emile gets them all.
  • Fandom VIP: Of The Legend of Zelda considering his work on Zeldathon.

     The Event Staff 
The technical support behind Colosseum, they keep the stream running during the event and work with Direct Relief. Made up of MC, KampyDK, and Jyggy. As of 2023, they're joined by Bassoonify and klinkit.
  • Ascended Extra: Jyggy goes from a tech team member to hosting his own segment, That's My Jam, starting in 2022. He also guest sings "Jump Up, Super Star!" during 2023's Colosseum Band Concert.
  • ASMR Video: Parodied by klinkit during the Nap Time segment.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: MC and Kampy plan some unique donation incentives during a Colosseum Direct bumper.
    MC: For $35, Jon will carry Emile into the woods and leave him there for 24 hours.''
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: A Running Gag in Jyggy's bumpers.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: By nature, most of their work is this.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In the behind-the-scenes bumper for Colosseum 2023, Bassoonify is introduced with the subtitle "No, we're not holding him hostage."
  • Sticky Situation: An incentive for Nap Time during Colo 2023 involves wrapping the couch in cling wrap. Poor Kampy attempts to save the Lamp from falling and ends up getting wrapped himself for the entire rest of the segment.

Making her live-action debut in Colosseum 2021, RosaJon is a mysterious spacefaring woman who bears a striking resemblance to Jon and Rosalina, except "bigger".
  • Alternate Self: She's an alternate dimension counterpart to ProtonJon.
  • The Cameo: Cameos in a 2022 bumper when Jon calls tech support in regards to glitching reality and he briefly becomes her.
  • Flipping the Bird: Done this twice in response towards Emile.
    • When asked to have her character be AI controlled, she frees up her hands to hug her Bagel Luma. When Emile thought she'll be putting her hands somewhere else, she responds with this gesture.
    • The second time she does this, it's in response to Emile suggesting a donation goal to have her boobs exposed.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her magic nunchucks. They're nunchucks with a pair of magic wands affixed to them, one of which fell off during the Hiker Dance.
  • Rage Against the Author: Caught Jon shirking Colosseum duties by claiming there's an emergency involving Picross. She forces him off the couch using a Nerf gun.

    Light-Gold Bold Text 
First appearing in 2021, Light-Gold Bold text is, as the name implies, bolded text in a light-gold color. Introduced when technical difficulties resulted in an extended break between segments, LGBT provided updates on the situation and helped keep viewers entertained while they waited for things to be fixed. An immediate hit with said viewers, LGBT continued to make appearances throughout the event, usually during breaks but occasionally within segments as well.
  • Ascended Extra: The text was originally used to tell viewers what was going on during unexpected downtime caused by technical issues. Its sudden popularity resulted in it continually showing up for the rest of the event.
    • Funnily enough, becomes Demoted to Extra in 2023, as much of the break screen time is instead spent by members of the team reading more donations.
  • Breakout Character: Who would have thought a text window would become so popular?
  • Fun with Acronyms: When abbreviated, it becomes LGBT.
    • Doubles as a Stealth Pun, because MC is usually the one behind LGBT, and is gay himself.
  • Version-Exclusive Content: Most of LGBT's presence was during breaks, and thus not included in the YouTube uploads.

Tropes pertaining to other characters:

    The CPUs 

The fourth player in each board game they play, which varies on each board and game. This applies to both Mario Party and 100% Orange Juice!.

Wins: Mario Party 5note , 100% Orange Juice!note 

  • Accidental Misnaming: Jon refers to Koopa Kid as "Kid Koopa."
  • The Ace:
    • Mario, who has managed to net at least one of the Bonus Stars on each board he's been on prior to Mario Party 6.
    • There's also Mario's insane luck with Game Guy and his very last second victory in Mario Party 4's Fish n' Drips. (volume warning)
    • In Mario Party 5, Mario becomes the first AI to win a main board.
  • Artificial Stupidity: The AI can sometimes make a great deal of embarrassing mistakes. Exaggerated with Wario in Chilly Waters; he frequently moves away from the star, goes to doors with no Skeleton Keys, and used a Dueling Glove to duel Jon (who had 69 coins) instead of Chugga (who had over 300) for one coin.
    • Wario soared to this in the last board of Mario Party DS, owing to a particular bit of programming when it comes to the Grab Bag. In short, the AI will always target the player who's listed last in the character select so long as they have items. Throughout most of TRG, Emile is pegged as Player 1, Tim as Player 2, and Jon as Player 3, so by default, the AI would always target Jon's items so long as he had any, in spite of the opponents having better items.
  • Ascended Extra: Daisy becomes Chugga's character of choice in Mario Party 5. Toad, who he was planning to play as before the Daisy memes started, eventually got his time as Emile's character in Mario Party 7.
  • Big Bad: They are probably the closest equivalent to one in the channel whenever they show up as them winning means a loss for the guys as a whole.
  • Born Lucky: Mario, who managed to get 596 coins from a Game Guy minigame. Not even Chugga's had that kind of luck. His max was around the 300's on Chilly Waters. He wins on Mario Party 5's Toy Dream, beating Chugga by one coin.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • All of them, seeing how none of them have won a real board in the main Let's Plays yet until Mario won the first board, Toy Dream, of Mario Party 5, but special mention goes to Wario.
    • Luigi is the butt of a lot of jokes, as expected.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Predicting what the AI is going to do at any given point is near impossible.
  • Character Catchphrase: "D'oh! I missed!" for Wario.
  • Characterization Marches On:
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Chugga points out that when being attacked by Boo, the AI can button mash faster than humanly possible.
  • The Chew Toy:
    • In Mario Party 1, where the guys team up against the AI.
    • Boo being chosen as the CPU for Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6's led to him becoming this, as he was the most common target for being attacked by Chain Chomps.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Wario gets two when the Guys pick him in 1's Minigame Island and 2's Minigame Coaster.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Jon originally played as Mario, but in Mario Party 3 he switched to Waluigi.
    • After two losing streaks in a row, in Mario Party 7, Emile abandons Daisy for Toad (and he plays this out like a break up).
  • The Ditz: Wario and Daisy, especially in Mario Party 4 for the latter.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Peach, to the point where the three guys would often team up against her in Mario Party 1.
    • In Mario Party 5, Chugga claims that Boo has become the new Peach. His performances have proven otherwise.
  • Fat Idiot: Wario, whose weight and Artificial Stupidity are the subject of a lot of jokes in the first game.
  • Final Boss: Peach acts as this for Mario Party 1, 2, and 4 being the CPU for the last board. In Mario Party 3 and DS, this was given to Wario. In Mario Party 5, Koopa Kid became the CPU for the last board. In Mario Party 6 it was taken by Toadette, who ended up reprising her role in Mario Party 7. In Mario Party 8, the role was given to Hammer Bro.
  • Flat Character: Toad and Koopa Kid haven't shown as much personality as the other CPUs since their debut in Mario Party 5. Didn't help that Emile eventually started playing as the former, and the latter was dropped.
  • Forgot About His Powers: The Guys joke that Boo could easily win certain minigames by floating or turning intangible.
  • I Hate Past Me: Mario is often referred to as "Past Jon", and Jon usually gets this way whenever Mario screws him over.
  • The Jinx: Chugga never won a board after switching his character to Daisy in Mario Party 5. Daisy is such a jinx that by stats, Emile won the first game he stops playing as her, and even then still won two boards. By proxy, this makes Toad an inversion.
  • Karma Houdini: The reason why the Guys refuse to have an AI opponent in Dokapon Kingdom is that they fear the AI would become this as it would cheat mercilessly and basically get a clean sweep no matter what they do.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: In-universe, Wario's "Doh I missed!" is this for Chugga.
  • Out of Focus: Luigi in the first Mario Party since he didn't have evil AI or an amusing catch phrase.
    • Luigi in general seems to be the least interesting out of all the AI, not being stupid, evil, lucky, or shipped with Chugga.
      • Outside of Mystery Land in Emile's playthrough of Mario Party 2 with MasaeAnela, that is.
  • Promoted to Playable: Toad, Boo, and Koopa Kid become playable in Mario Party 5, but since none of the guys play as them they join the ranks of the other computers. That is, until 7 where Toad became Emile's character (and Koopa Kid stopped being playable at all).
  • Ship Tease: Daisy with Chugga after one too many innuendos.
  • Team Rocket Wins:
    • In Jon's Mario Party 6 livestream, Daisy wins Faire Square with a ridiculous amount of stars.
    • Mario wins the first board of Mario Party 5.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Usually the reaction of whoever gets stuck with them in 2 vs. 2 minigames unless it's a case of The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Wario finally wins a board in Mini Mushroom Mayhem in Mario Party 4.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The three make note of how the AI in Mario Party 5 is "particularly brutal." The winner of the first board in that project is Mario.
  • The Worf Effect: With Mario setting the bar so high at the start in Mario Party 5, the rest of the AI does not do nearly as well.

    Old Man Mannequin

A mannequin of an old man in Sonic Adventure that Jon obsesses over.

  • Ascended Extra: Was nothing more than just a prop in the game, but has been given an identity thanks to Jon.
  • Breakout Character: How the guys became fixated on him is a mystery.
  • Companion Cube: A lifeless dummy that Jon tries to take with him on his adventures.
  • Filler: Most episodes featuring him have this.