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    The THAC Boys 

Tropes Applying to Them As A Whole

  • As Himself: All their videos where they aren't blatantly playing other characters have them as heavily fictionalized versions of themselves. Slightly subverted in that the end credits of their videos usually credit them with a funny title relating to what they did in that video, but it's very clear they're playing themselves, so to speak.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A number of the videos portray them as this.

Troy Wagner

The titular founder of Troy Has A Camera, Troy is the reason the group got together and shot to (semi-)internet stardom. He was the one who conceived the original idea for Marble Hornets, and has since gone on to promote his own projects through this channel. He knows a lot about the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

  • Butt-Monkey: All the boys have their share of getting their asses handed to them in the videos, but poor Troy tends to get the worst of it, having been killed and dragged out into his own car, slicing his face off with a razor blade, and having his best friendship with Joseph rejected for Tim (who moved in with Joseph instead).
  • The Leader: Seems to have fallen into this by default of him being the reason for the group's conception and the creator of the channel (having it named after him, after all), though he notably isn't the lead actor or host in everything on the channel.

Joseph DeLage

Troy's best friend, who was roped into Marble Hornets as an aside and went on to play a big role in the production and performance of the show. Despite having a background in music performance (he plays trumpet), Joseph is now a dedicated member of the THAC team, where he acts, writes, produces and edits. He likes Pokémon, and despite staring in a horror series, is easily scared himself, epitomized in a side-show he occasionally streams on the channel called 'Wimpsday With Joseph.'

  • Conspiracy Theorist: Enters the room in 'Cookie Crisis' saying he's getting a lot of buzz for an article he wrote on chemtrails.
  • Dreadful Musician: If his trumpet skills in 'Joseph Plays Trumpet' and 'Joseph Starts a Band' are anything to go by. note 
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Joseph usually a very chill guy, which is a stark contrast to his most well-known role as Alex Kraile, the murderous villain of Marble Hornets, as well as some of his roles in the channel.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Has a breakdown that summons Tim from miles away when Troy reveals he's moving out.

Tim Sutton

Another of Troy and Joseph's best friends, Tim started off with a bit-part in Marble Hornets which grew to the point where he became the protagonist of the series and had a large hand in writing and developing the show. This inspired him to study acting at college, and has now joined as one of the founding members of THAC. Known for his glorious sideburns and love of his dear friend, Brian (yes, THAT Brian for you Marble Hornets fans). His tumblr account is also quite well-regarded.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Is by far the most sarcastic of the group when he wants to be. His Tumblr account is a prime example of this.
  • Sanity Slippage: In each 'Tim Opens a Present' video, you can see him becoming more and more worn out by the insane things that happen each time he opens one.
  • Something Person: His superhero alter-ego, Timman.
  • Troll: If his Tumblr and Twitter accounts are anything to go by.

Noah Scammon

The newest addition to the team and so far the only non-founding member, nor one who appeared in or wrote for Marble Hornets, Noah was first introduced as the dungeon master for THAC's Dungeons & Dragons series "We're on a Quest!" and revealed to be joining the team full-time. Unlike the others, Noah already had a career as a writer and actor before joining THAC, having already done scripts, acting, voice-over work, and soft tender hugs as you feel emotions with... one... another...? He is most known for his luscious beard and chocolatey voice.

  • Badass Beard: Considering the rest of the crew 'found' him on a site called 'Big Broad Bearded Bear Men', it comes part in parcel.
  • Big Entrance: Punching open a tiny cardboard box and then climbing out of it.
  • Big Fun: Judging by his Computer Jym videos and the fact that whenever he appears on screen during "normal" THAC videos, something like this happens.
  • The Big Guy: As above, 'Big Broad Bearded Bear Men.'
  • Nice Guy: By no means are the other members not nice, but Noah takes the cake, being extremely bubbly and energetic. In one podcast he's even described as being the happy member of the group to counter the rest of their cynicism and snarkiness.
  • Sixth Ranger: The newest member of the THAC team and so far the only one to not be a founding member, nor appear in Marble Hornets (though he is playing a role in it's spin-off sequel Clear Lakes 44).
  • The Storyteller: He loves to write and tell imaginative stories, as best shown by him being the dungeon master of 'We're On a Quest!'

    Characters 

Craig Digsby

"No-one knows where trees came from...think about it."

The super nice if completely head-in-the-clouds presenter of the show 'Nature Break'. Craig Digsby knows everything there is to about nature, from how many countries use dirt as their official currency, to the ruins of ancient druids from 1997. He's very suspicious of moss, though...it only grows when no-one is looking at it.

Played by: Troy Wagner

  • Adorkable: He's such an idiot and a clutz, but gosh darn is he isn't a sweetheart when he is.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Dear god yes. Out of all the regular THAC characters, he's by far the most loony.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Part of his shtick is his love of animals.
  • Nice Guy: If you can say one positive thing about Digsby, it's that he's at least super swell and cheery.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Notably, he can speak bee.

Owen Hankinson

"Now, some of you may have gathered by now that I am a handyman, which means I am handy to have around, and that - no matter what my ex-wife says - I am a man."

Host of the DIY series 'Fixin' a Fixit', Owen Hankinson is a soft-spoken but by no means simple man who is surprisingly handy with tools. And exorcisms, apparently. Despite this, he struggles to film his show, considering security won't let him bring his tools into the studio, for some undisclosed reason.

Played by: Joseph DeLage

Morningstar Sinclair

"You wanna do it instead? Do you think you're ready for that responsibility? This show goes out to 10,000 homes every f***in' week, you think you're ready for that? Space Time express with f***in' Louis...whatever, what's your last name? Actually, forget it. Bring my f***in' blood pressure medication, I can barely stand to look at you."

Host of public-access astronomy show Space Time Express, Morningstar Sinclair is an insufferable astronomer and aspiring health food and supplement designer. A firm believer in pseudo-science, the information about space he gives on his show is...questionable, to say the least.

Played by: Tim Sutton

  • Bad Boss: Louis, the poor guy behind the camera, cops a lot of flack from him, culminating in him getting flat-out assaulted by Sinclair in episode 5, causing him to leave.
  • Bungling Inventor: Seems to be trying to break into the health and supplement industry on the side of his show. He doesn't seem to be doing well though.
  • Jack Ass: The biggest out of the four THAC boy's alter ego characters.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Hosts an astronomy show that presents absolutely no factual scientific information, yet acts like what he says is gospel. The THAC team have described him as being borderline wilfully ignorant, essentially spouting his own rhetoric to spite more famous and successful astronomers. He is also firm believer in pseudo-science and holistic medicine.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His defining character trait along with Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
  • Stylistic Suck: His videos are done in the format of a crappy 80's science show, complete with VHS quality and visual tears. He also has a blatantly terrible bluescreen.
  • Too Much Information: In the second episode, he's having some sort of disgusting health smoothie. He tells his assistant it's because he's had trouble staying regular for a month.

Computer Jym

"Computer Jym! I love you! Stay safe! The internet is a shithole!!!"

All the way from Cybo Computer Land - the world of the future - Computer Jym has come to teach us about the dangers of the internet and how to protect yourself from them. All while selling you his amazing computer protection products.

Played by: Noah Scammon

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The first lesson in his second video, which he titles 'laser lessons.' In the same video, he later shows is 'Processor Product Palace', in which he sells his 'Many Many Money Maker.'
  • Counterfeit Cash: In his second video, he sells his 'Many Many Money Maker,' which is awfully suspect. Of course, he's from the future, so it could be legit where he comes from.
  • The Future: Apparently comes from it, which is why he knows all about how to protect yourself from the dangers of the internet.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: This gem from the second episode:
    ''I'm here to fill up your ports with the compu-info knowledge... or 'common knowledge!'
  • Infomercial: His videos have this feel. The first one even finishes complete with an infomercial-style end card.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his blatant ignorance in all things technologically-related and Snake Oil Salesman pitches, Noah describes Jym as a benevolent if over-enthusiastic dude who genuinely wants to protect people from the dangers of the internet.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: 'I mean, what do I know? I'm just a space warrior from the future...WHO CAN PRINT MONEY!'
  • Signing-Off Catchphrase: 'Computer Jym! I love you! Stay safe!'
  • Snake Oil Salesman: All his videos usually end in sales pitches of questionably authentic products.
  • Stylistic Suck: As with his THAC alter ego compadres, his videos are made to look intentionally dodgy. In Jym's case, they look like something straight out of a terrible instructional VHS with an 80's neon future-inspired aesthetic. Noah has stated such videos were the inspiration for the character in the first place.
  • Techno Babble: If this trope had a physical form, it would be Computer Jym. Slightly subverted in that a lot of the terminology he uses is actually real, he just ''violently'' misuses it.
    See that jam? It's malware! That junk is covered in open-source bad cookies!
  • You Keep Using That Word: It's pretty obvious that his first video is more than just an animated gif, amongst other blatant misuses of computer-related terminology.

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