Character Pages Directory
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Red
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Emerald
- Twitch Plays Pokémon FireRed
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Platinum
- Twitch Plays Pokémon HeartGold
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Black
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Black 2
- Twitch Plays Pokémon X
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Omega Ruby
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Red Anniversary
- Twitch Plays Touhoumon and Moemon
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Colosseum
- Twitch Plays Pokémon XD
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal Anniversary
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Brown
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Randomized Platinum
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Prism
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Sun
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Waning Moon
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Chatty Yellow
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Blazed Glazed
- Twitch Plays Pokemon White 2
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Pyrite
- Twitch Plays Pokémon Theta Emerald EX
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Dual Red And Blue
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Storm Silver
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Bronze
- Twitch Plays Pokemon Randomized Y
The Streamer / Streamer-senpai / The Creator / The Admin
A mysterious Australian who created, hosted, and moderated the original Twitch Plays Pokémon. Since then, he has taken on several helpers, including a chat bot, as well as continued to revamp the stream to ensure it remains popular. He was responsible for running the actual games, as well as running Modbot until stepping down in November 2017 for the Ultra Sun run, passing the streamer role to Aissurtievos.
- Adorkable: Due to his mysterious and quiet nature, it can be pretty jarring and sweet when he comes in just to excitedly comment on a Slowpoke appearing (as it's his favorite Pokemon due to having "a well-defined personality").
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: As the Mob are Unown, it is often assumed the streamer is an Arceus. With glasses.
- Annoying Video-Game Helper: Had to remind the Mob that they were well aware that the DS had a touch screen.
- Subverted when he eventually does enlist help from dekuNukem (TwitchPlays3DS) and EliteAnax (ProjectRevoTPP).
- Author's Saving Throw / Deus ex Machina: Averted. His admin powers have been used extremely sparingly, in order to make sure the mob beats the games themselves. His only known contributions have been introducing Democracy mode, reverting to a previous save after the mob accidentally reset Pokemon Red, manually taking Red out of a Pokemon Center he couldn't coordinate to walk out of, and finally cutting the mob's control for good once Red beat the Elite Four.
- In an attempt to make Democracy more palatable, he also briefly introduced Demarchy mode, potentially inviting comparisons with Old Amber...
- He intervened again halfway through the Crystal playthrough when, after defeating the Elite Four, The Mob accidentally started a new game, overwriting the save.
- Diabolus ex Machina: After the mob's most successful early attempt to face Red at the end of Gen 2, a hard limit of almost 7 days was added to the remainder of the play through. Twitch Plays Pokémon Emerald will not start if Red and his team have not been beaten.
- Finally invoked on a world-saving scale on the 18th day of TPP Emerald. Try as hard as the A-Team tried, they couldn't defeat the Elite Four within three days. Just as the time limit ran out, the Admin stopped the game and gave everyone 3 more days.
- During Platinum, he rescued the Mob when they got trapped by a slot machine, which needs the usually-disabled Y button to use. He also reverted the save when Napoleon got stuck laying in a bed.
- He permanently disabled the C-Gear in Black when constant trips in and out of the Entralink completely halted the game's progress.
- In Black 1, after noting how trolls had prevented every evolution attempt, declared that he would put a force-evolution code into Black 2 if no mon evolved in Black 1. His word was kept, completely negating trolls' attempts to prevent subsequent Black 2 evolutions.
- Awesome Aussie: The only thing he has divulged about his identity is his Australian nationality.
- Backhanded Compliment: Admits we exceed their expectations. Just not often enough◊.
- Big Damn Heroes: One interpretation◊ shows the Streamer suddenly appearing to rescue Jimmy and the Mob from Fennel's C-Gear, wielding an Action Replay.
- Cosmic Deadline: Has invoked these twice.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes has shades of this during their rare appearances.(After the Mob reset Emerald just a minute after beginning) Not off to a smooth start...
- Dissonant Serenity: The Streamer has a default "Be Back Soon" screen for use when something needs updating or fixing. It also thanks you for watching.
- Divine Intervention: The Streamer is often depicted as an Arceus and sometimes intervenes with the stream when something halts progression, e.g. adding Democracy when the Mob got stuck in Red and removing the C-Gear function in Black after the Mob kept going to the Entralink. Lore of Arceus-Streamer-Senpai has pretty much solidified after the Streamer himself inputted commands during Pokémon Conquest to link with Arceus, when doing either in Democracy or Anarchy is pretty much impossible.
- Everyone Calls Him Streamer: Well, there's nothing else to call him.
- Good(?) Counterpart/Mirror Self: To Bill of Lore. Both have control over someone to some capacity (Bill by manipulation, the Admin by manipulating the user interface), are capable of manipulating the world around them (Bill by creating Wonderland-Kanto, the Admin by coding) and have constant access to a PC which they can use to interact with others.
- The Ghost: Never seen in lore, but always referred to by the Mob.
- Averted to an extent. Streamer has often now appeared in lore as an Arceus who jumps in only to save the Voices and their Host from otherwise game-breaking mechanics. He is often referred to as an australian llama, his anonymous identity still showing through to this universe. It is unknown how a world where Helix and the other fossils are Gods would react to Streamer's true divine power over their entire universe.
- Averted to a greater extent (as far as lore goes, anyway), now that the Streamer has appeared ingame◊.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Has remained anonymous for quite some time.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: One interpretation for accepting to give the Mob a few more days to finish Emerald, the other being that it was part of the plan all along.
- I Know Your True Name: Enforced. He can force off bots, but only if he knows their names◊.
- It Amused Me: His reason for creating the stream? He just wanted to see what would happen.
- The Man Behind the Man: Set up the system the Mob uses to control the protagonists.
- Mr. Fixit: Capable of modifying Pokemon ROMs to do just about anything the stream requires.
- Mysterious Employer: To the Mob, at least.
- Later to Deku and Revo, as well.
- Mysterious Watcher: Usually never does anything directly, nor make their presence known during the game. the only time you hear anything from them is at least once in the chatlog, and even then they only tend to give Wham Lines. Wrap this up with their ambiguous nature and you've got a pretty mysterious onlooker.
- The Quiet One: Rarely talks, and when he does so, he's curt and to-the-point.
- Reality Warper: In the context of the game, at least. They've proven that they could shut down the entire TPP universe if Red's defeat does not happen within seven days.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When The Mob was frustrated with their lack of progress, he created the Democracy mode. When they reacted negatively, he instead made Democracy optional.
- In Crystal, however, Democracy started at the beginning of every hour (and only at the beginning of every hour), whether the mob liked it or not.
- In the climax of TPPC, the Creator removed Democracy and started a seven day time limit within which the mob had to defeat Red, or no Pokemon Emerald. He's gone from simply playing this trope straight to downright inverting it.
- Reclusive Artist: Invoked. Wishes to remain anonymous. Has been successful in doing so.
- Sempai/Kohai: Apparently has this relationship with the entire userbase of TPP, with him in the "Sempai" role.
- Surreal Symbolic Heads: Other than an Arceus, some interpretations have the Admin be an average-looking fellow with the Twitch logo for a head.◊
- Timed Mission: Has invoked these during the final days of the Crystal, Emerald, FireRed, Platinum, and HeartGold runs.
- Top God: If the Arceus-Streamer depiction is anything to go by, this is how he's seen.
- Trolling Creator / Exact Words: Invoked often.
- Says that he will skip Pokémon Emerald and go straight for Pokémon Diamond instead. However, it turns out to be the bootleg version known as Telefang.
- After letting the mob play Sonic Advance, he comments on the lack of progress and says that they might need to cancel Emerald.
- In the days leading up to Emerald, he made the mob play Dogz, Catz and Hamsterz.
- He loaded the Emerald ROM one day and eleven hours early, much to the surprise of the Mob. However, he disabled button input until the actual start, allowing the intro to run over and over again. This has since become a tradition.
- The mob sure loves anarchy, doesn't it? After the first fall of Lord Helix to AJ's team, The Streamer disabled democracy. In Emerald, democracy was permanently disabled (until a puzzle came up that made passing without democracy nigh-impossible).
- The streamer set a 3-days time limit to FireRed in Emerald. Twitch failed to make it on time, and the stream was paused... only for the streamer to announce that it was "never intended to be a hard limit".
- After nearly three games of b-trolls blocking evolutions, the Streamer finally disabled the B button by popular request... while the Mob were in between Pokemon games (thus making the evolution issues moot, for the moment) and immediately crippling the Mob in minigames that required the use of B.
- True Neutral: Is neither for or against anarchy or democracy. He just sets the games up and observes.
- Villain with Good Publicity: In-universe. Despite the fact that he is directly responsible for the Mob's possession of each protagonist, the Mob regards him fondly, and there seems to be no lore blaming him for anything (possibly due to the fact that he provided them with the games in the first place).
dekuNukem / twitch_plays_3ds / 3DStreamer
In the early days of Twitch Plays Pokémon, dekuNukem set up his own channel, twitch_plays_3ds, where he demonstrated proof of concept of his rig of a Nintendo 3DS hooked up to a computer, allowing 3DS games to be played over the Internet without need for emulation.
Somewhere before or during gen V, Streamer and dekuNukem held backroom negotiations. The two decided that streaming gen VI games would be dekuNukem's responsibility. dekuNukem was subsequently made a mod on the main channel, responsible for banning trolls and spammers whenever Modbot is down.
Deku used to be responsible for the actual streaming of Twitch Plays Pokémon to Twitch, but gave up that responsibility following the Alpha Sapphire run due to moving. Deku still moderates the chat, and runs a backup moderation bot in the event the main modbot goes down.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Like Streamer is depicted as an Arceus, dekuNukem is depicted as a Zygarde.
- This is in part due to the fact Deku joined the Streamer specifically to play Gen 6, where Zygarde was a legendary.
- Ascended Fanboy
- Divine Intervention: He actually disabled the coordinates for release during X, then re-enabled them in OmegaRuby. Both per the Mob's request.
- Him stepping in to handle moderation whenever Modbot goes down.
- When the power temporarily went out at Streamer's house, Deku kept the stream online so people did not think TPP had "Ended."
- Establishing Character Moment: Before the start of X proper, he held an ocarina concert, after which he let The Mob run loose in the 3DS's home menu.
- A video of the concert has been saved here.
- Phrase Catcher: Appearances of Deku in chat are always followed by a chorus of "Wow Deku OneHand."
- Troll: During the intermission between Black 2 and X, they serenaded The Mob on an ocarina... before rickrolling them.
- During Omega Ruby, the Mob accidentally turned on the 3DS's camera at the Contest Spectacular. What was the 3DS pointed at? A picture of Rick Astley.
- After Omega Ruby, he created a program to automate shiny farming in Gen 6 games and streamed it on his personal channel. The poor hosts of this mechanical farming machine? Richard and Arty.
ProjectRevoTPP / Revo / EliteAnax
Following a statement by the Streamer that he would like to play Battle Revolution if someone were to make it compatible with his software, Reddit user EliteAnax created Project Revolution TPP and created the ProjectRevoTPP account to stream tests of the game. Eventually making the game usable for TPP, he was promoted to Moderator and Battle Revolution replaced Pokemon Stadium 2 for intermission betting.
Revo was then tasked with creating a special 151 hack of Pokemon Red, which he did with help from Pigdevil 2010 (Pigu) and a variety of beta testers from the TPP community. The hack would go on to be used for the Anniversary Red run.
Currently Revo is the chief hacker for TPP, and also handles the donation system the stream uses.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Like Streamer and Deku before him, Revo is often depicted as a Pokemon in artwork. In his case, a Jirachi.
- This supposedly comes from the fact he granted the Mob's wish to play Battle Revolution instead of Stadium 2.
- Thanks to the Randomized Alpha Sapphire run, he is now depicted in at least two other forms: a Ferroseed and a Cacturne.
- This supposedly comes from the fact he granted the Mob's wish to play Battle Revolution instead of Stadium 2.
- Ascended Fanboy
- Divine Intervention: Became famous during Anniversary Red for providing quick fixes to the various glitches the Mob uncovered. Including fixing the Battle Tent several times in conjecture with Pigu
- Mean Boss: Has done this a few times, even once threatening to take the Battle Tent out entirely because it kept having glitches even after being "fixed."
- Mr. Fixit: Capable of modifying Pokemon ROMs to do just about anything the stream requires, much like Streamer before him.
- Undisclosed Funds: As part of running the donation system, Revo is the only person who actually knows how much money TPP makes. And is not telling.
s_SoNickAfter DekuNukem gave up the job of streaming Twitch Plays Pokémon, the Streamer picked s_SoNick as his replacement. Unlike the other members of the Team,SoNick tends to keep a lower profile.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Like the other members of the Team, SoNick is commonly represented by a Pokemon in lore and artwork. A Shaymin is commonly used for this purpose, due to Shaymin's Hedgehog-like appearance combined with the fact SoNick sounds like Sonic.
- Ascended Fanboy: Was a longtime part of the Subreddit prior to becoming part of the Team.
- Recognition Failure: Most people don't realize SoNick is part of the Team despite his moderator badge in chat.
Addarash1 / AddaA high-profile member of the Mob, notable for being the highest-ranking TPPArena player. They were then promoted to a community moderator position.
AissurtievosThis Mob member constantly showed off live updates and other interesting information of a TPP run on their Twitch page. Later on, they were promoted to community moderator. As of the Ultra Sun run in November 2018, they are the new streamer after the original streamer stepped down.
Chauzu_VGC / ChauzuA popular member of the Mob who consistently participated in chat leading and on the subreddit. They were eventually moved to the community moderator position.
- Ascended Fanboy: Very popular and active Mob member who was made into a community moderator.
The Fossil Pantheon
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: The lore has them take the form of ancient Pokémon for interaction with mortals, but they can take on truly Eldritch forms like the one taken by Dome upon being released by Alice's defeat in HeartGold.
- Depending on the Writer / Depending on the Artist: Due to TPP's Ascended Fanon nature the exact roles, appearances, and membership of the Pantheon varies pretty much person-to-person.
- The most frequent inclusions made to the Pantheon are Lord Drive (God of Imbalance), Arceus (The Streamer), Zygarde (DekuNukem), and Jirachi (ProjectRevoTPP)
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Upon being freed they show Bill why it's not a good idea to anger them.
- God: Are this in the TPP universe.
- Holy Halo: Most artwork depicting them involves some kind of holy halo or aura around them.
- The Magic Comes Back: Aooo defeating Alice on Mt. Silver returns them to their full power.
- Messianic Archetype: Frequently take on this role, either on their own or through a Prophet or Archangel Com Mon.
- Odd Job Gods: In addition to Helix and Dome being gods of Anarchy/Chaos and Democracy/Order (respectively), in some lore they are also the gods of fun (Helix) and sports (Dome).
- Root is the god of the Chat speech while Claw is the god of Chat silence.
- Skull and Armor are the gods of the Stadium, later Battle Revolution, and according to some the gods of Luck and Skill, respectively.
- Cover and Plume are the gods of Life and Death respectively, as well as patience and progress (Cover) and plague and the Entralink (Plume).
- Jaw and Sail are the gods of the future and past respectively, as well as technology and interactivity (Jaw, later Sail) and isolation and longing (Sail, later Jaw).
- Order Versus Chaos: The struggles between Lord Helix and Lord Dome are seen as one of these, with Helix representing the chaos of Anarchy Mode, and Dome representing the order of Democracy Mode, and the Old Amber representing the balance between the two.
- Many of the Fossils can be paired up in X VS Y situations. For instance, Root and Claw represent Speech VS Silence, while Jaw and Sail represent Interactivity VS Isolation.
- Big Bad: In Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal, where he was blamed for the deaths of the Admiral and Prince Omlette and declared evil by the Mob.
- There's some debate to if the countdown timer at the end of Crystal was also Helix's doing, or the result of some other force.
- He turned out to be Good All Along however, with his defeat at the hands of AJ being a gambit for the Mob to forsake their religion and so not commit further atrocities in his name. Ever since, Lord Helix has been kind and benevolent,as well as maintaining the fun violence of anarchy.
- In Twitch Plays Pokémon White 2, it was believed that Lord Helix disguised himself as a Cubchoo named Good Lord. Good Lord played his tricks on Alek (the player character) so that Alek releases OG (a Sandile) to make place for Good Lord in his party. Rumors said that Cubchoo would evolve into Omastar. However this was proven wrong when Cubchoo evolved into Floatzel and so Good Lord could not be Lord Helix in disguise.
- Big Good: To the mob and majority of the lore. Even after the Rage Against the Heavens that is the Crystal run he still gets the most praise out of the entire pantheon.
- Death of the Old Gods: AJ had to defeat Lord Helix himself atop Mount Silver.
- Happily Married: To Lady Helix as of Twitch Plays Pokémon X.
- MayDecember Romance: He's an ancient god from the beginning of time, she's a baby that was born around the time of the X run. Do the math.
- Heavenly Blue: Lord Helix is more of a aqua color, but he's still blue.
- Face-Heel Revolving Door: At the very least he suffers from this, perhaps due to his chaotic nature. He began as the God to Bird Jesus' Messianic Figure in Red, then swung to being the Big Bad of Crystal, before returning as a Big Good in a very literal sense in Heart Gold.
- Mad God: He is the god of anarchy and chaos after all.
- Taken up to eleven when he goes mad some time between Red and Crystal (seemingly), when a young man from New Bark Town had to defeat him.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Is known as Lard Helix in Heart Gold due to his Thick Fat ability. He apparently got better in time to marry Lady Helix.
- Big Bad: In Twitch Plays Pokemon Red.
- Enemy Mine: Teams up with Helix to defeat Bill, in spite of their Order Versus Chaos relationship.
- Good All Along: Sort of. Its portrayal has largely shifted from evil to more morally ambiguous. This may be because of democracy mode actually being needed in some parts or possibly Alice picking the Dome in Fire Red.
- HeelFace Turn: Goes from Big Bad in Red to Enemy Mine in Heart Gold, then all the way to Big Good in Anniversary Red.
- Irony: The Kabuto line is Water/Rock, but Dome's prophets have all been Fire-types, weak to both of those types, while his Archangel is a Grass-type, the line's greatest weakness.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Bill leaving it trapped in the PC led the Dome to turn from his former ally and assist his fellow gods in defeating him.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In Fire Red it was left in the PC and remained there ever since. The Mob made no attempt to retrieve or release it, and Bill often taunts it about its impossibility to escape.
- The Scapegoat: Early on Dome was blamed for the mob's releasing of numerous Pokémon. Over time the blame would later shift solely to Bill.
- Token Evil Teammate: After Fire Red it began working with the rest of the pantheon in hopes of stopping Bill, despite having tried to conquer them before.
- Villain Decay: Initially it was the true Big Bad behind Bill, but after its defeat in Crystal Bill took on the Big Bad role for Emerald and beyond. The Dome almost made a comeback after being chosen by Alice in Fire Red, but its randomized form as an Ariados was deemed so weak that it was left in the PC and forgotten about. He then undertakes a HeelFace Turn and helps defeat Bill.
- In Anniversary Red he goes all the way to Big Good when Abe chooses him and also he helps Abe defeat the first Elite 4.
- A God I Am Not: Humbly downplays their divine status sometimes, stating that they are simply a Pokémon like the rest. Being the keeper of balance, they may also represent equality, believing Gods, Humans, and Pokémon are one and the same.
- Balance Between Chaos And Order: Represents this median.
- Disney Death: Was killed during Crystal as the second casualty of the "Kill the Gods" quest, but it returned in Fire Red resurrected as a Charizard. It may or may not be the same individual.
- Lore has since accepted that the randomized forms are canon.
- Evil Counterpart: Lord Drive has turned into this for him, in a Balance VS Imbalance situation.
- Final Boss: In Crystal it was the final mon sent out by Champion Lance, in Aerodactyl form. Lord Amber took no chances with Lazor Gator, blasting it immediately with Hyper Beam... but it wasn't enough, as Lazor Gator held on with just 6 health left and finished off Lord Amber with Icy Wind.
- Golden Mean Fallacy: Demarchy Mode was supposed to balance Anarchy and Democracy, taking votes once every five seconds instead of every half minute. Regardless, the Mob despised it anyway.
- Good All Along: In Crystal the Mob was suspicious of it due to an Aerodactyl being owned by the Champion, Lance, as well as it possibly being responsibly for the much hated "Demarchy" mode. Then in Fire Red they came in possession of the Old Amber, resurrected it, and discovered it to be a Charizard descended from their first starter Abby. While it never joined their party Amber-Charizard joined the pantheon in the fight against Bill in Heart Gold.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Wasn't taken out of the PC by Alice, but it's been depicted in lore as exiting it later.
- Out of the Inferno: Some even say Lord Amber tore its way out of the Storage System forcefully by destroying it from the inside.
- Superpower Lottery: Bill's randomizer was meant to weaken the gods, putting Lord Helix and Lord Dome in the bodies of a Quilfish and Ariados, both mon with lackluster stats. Lord Amber got lucky and become a powerful and rare starter Pokemon, with full access to its mixed powers of Anarchy and Democracy.
- Super Mode: As of Pokémon X, Lord Amber gained the ability to Mega Evolve, which some see as a divine ascension. When Mega Evolved, Lord Amber's appearance shifts to that of a much more rocky appearance, obsidian-like stones erected across its body.
- Amber is also the only Fossil God to have Mega Evolution as of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
- True Neutral: But of course.
- Top God: Often depicted as such during the early runs, before the pantheon grew in size.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: TwitchSpeaks, a community member and side-streamer, may actually be a prophet of Root. Since their stream plays the Twitch Chat through a Text-to-Speech program.
- The Muse: Became adopted by the TPP artist community as their secret deity, inserting icongraphy of Lileeps into their artworks while proclaiming: "There is no Lileep."
- Nature Spirit: God of the earth and plants.
- Talkative Loon: He is the god of the Chat speech after all.
- The Ghost: Never appears in the entirety of the Bill saga. This is probably because he is stuck doing every other Gods' job while they are out in the mortal plane. He later appeared as part of Roxanne's team in Blaze Black 2.
- Nature Spirit: God of sky and animals.
- The Silent Bob: Often depicted as being silent, though it may be able to talk.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Subverted with his normal appearance, which doesn't have a trace of blue on it but is the patron god of the Blue team. Played Straight with his shiny appearance however, which is blue.
- Gladiator Games: Both he and Skull are the gods of the Pokémon Stadium and Battle Revolution.
- Came Back Strong: If he is indeed Xerneas in X after dying as Tirtouga in Black.
- The Fashionista: Enjoys wearing pretty bows.
- Irony: If indeed he is god of patience and progress, the Mob chose the fossil more unsuited to their abilities in Pokemon Black.
- Also was the only Fossil God to be Killed Off for Real by means of release. The God of Life was the only one to die (save for Helix, but that was for other in-story reasons and he revived a few times).
- Ninja: Associated with them. Somehow.
- Ambiguously Evil: Considering his spheres of influence, the Mob in particular having been trapped in the Extralink for days on end. This may be what led to them not choosing the Plume Fossil in Pokemon Black.
- Everybody Hates Hades: If the above is true.
- Plague Master: Is responsible for spreading Pokérus.
- Playful Hacker: Hacks the universe to make things easier for the mob.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Apparently got stuck with pirates just because Cover wanted ninjas.
- Determinator: The god of them.
- Retcon: Started as purely future, later shifted to a technology bend with Wi-Fi and ineractivity through O-Powers and trades. Then got his and Sail's domains switched.
- Swapped Roles: At some point Jaw was given an association with Isolation despite Sail once having that association.
- It is believed this is due to the Mob picking Sail and wanting to associate Wi-Fi with the fossil they had chosen.
- Put on a Bus: In fossil form, it was given to Lady Helix and both were stored in the PC without any hope of a rescue.
- Retcon: Started as purely the past, later shifted to a philosophy of playing the game without help from outside the chat (i.e. through Wi-Fi or streetpass). Then got her's and Jaw's domains switched.
- Swapped Roles: At some point Sail was given an association with Wi-Fi despite Jaw once having that association.
- It is believed this is due to the Mob picking Sail and wanting to associate Wi-Fi with the fossil they had chosen.
- Big Bad: Has become this to the Pantheon after Bill was defeated.
- Deus ex Machina: Taken literally, as Team Plasma resurrected this ancient creature, gave it robotic parts, and then proceeded to mount a drive-operated energy cannon into its back.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Not seen usually as part of the pantheon, as it is not a fossil. It is, however, an ancient Pokémon revived from the Paleozoic Era by Team Plasma, meaning it had to be a fossil at some point.
The Voices / The Mob / The Twitch
The bickering horde anywhere from 500 to 100,000 strong that are controlling their various hosts' every move and action. It works out about as well as you'd expect. They are referred to as the mysterious entities known as "The Voices" within TPP Lore, and are often depicted as a swarm of Unown that follows the player.
- Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times they've been burned by the PC, no matter how many fan-favorite Pokémon get released or deposited, the mob just keeps coming back to it. To wit:
- Their initial attempts to release Flareon during the Pokemon Red stream ended in two of their main party Pokemon being accidentally released. When they tried to do the same to Lazorgator in Pokemon Crystal, it ended exactly the same way.
- In Emerald, any use of the PC ends with hours lost to the "Claw Game" and at least one 'Mon released. They just keep coming back.
- Accessing the PC in general just happens to be a morbidly stupid idea that has lead to the release of many fan favorite Pokemon. While they called a truce after the events of Bloody Sunday, during Crystal the Mob went right back to wasting countless hours every couple of days attempting to navigate that sacrificial silicon altar.
- Every run has at least one PC trip in it, even the runs where nobody's released. Often times it ends with a brand new party, as the old one is impossible to safely retrieve.
- Almighty Idiot: Capable of exercising effective omniscience over their Host, but mostly uses it to walk in circles for hours on end.
- Anarchy Is Chaos: It leads to the Mob undoing each other's good work, walking in circles and accidentally releasing Pokémon.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The Mob struggles to stay committed to one action for very long. This is why Democracy doesn't always work out for them.
- In the Black run, the Mob became obsessed with the C-Gear, and often prodded it. The results are often riots for the banning of the C-Gear's power switch, which they eventually did get.
- Berserk Button: Don't even think about pressing the B button before a Pokémon that's ready to evolve levels up.
- Ledge Trolls and B-Trolls in general invoke this.
- Some users get VERY adamant about lore, and often dislike it when people hype false lore in the chat, such as Giratina being the 'True False Prophet'.
- Don't even bring up the topic of "Forced Lore" on the subreddit.
- Black and White Morality: Their treatment of most things in accordance to their Intellectual Property Religion. Anything good or beneficial is the will of the Helix Fossil. Anything hindering or infuriating is the will of the Dome Fossil. If anything deemed evil turns out to be Good All Along (like Flareon), it will immediately be hailed as a secret envoy of the Helix Fossil.
- As of Twitch Plays Pokémon FireRed, if the hero actually chooses the Dome fossil, they aren't necessarily bad people and only choose it to fight against other, eviler envoys of the Dome Fossil.
- Similarly, the Mob will sometimes forget certain aspects of protagonist-based lore so they can sympathize better with the protagonists. In once case, they retconned several days' worth of lore because if they continued with what they had, the main character would have been a sociopath.
- HeartGold continues this notion, as one story even mocks the notion that anything bad that happened was the fault of any of the protagonists by putting such claims in the mouth of Bill.
- Black and White Insanity: Their common sense is occasionally overshadowed by their sense of ideology.
- The line between the "good Mob" and "bad Mob" has gotten clearer as the runs progressed. During Red's time the Mob was a swirling storm of Grey and Gray Morality due to 80% of the inputs being random ones. As time went on only the more chaotic ones left and most dedicated remained, leaving those who were trying their hardest to help the protagonist proceed and those who were trying their hardest to sabotage their efforts.
- Cargo Cult: Worships either the Helix Fossil, Dome Fossil, or Old Amber as gods, with associated saints, martyrs, and villains.
- "GET WRECKED/REKT!", mostly evident during Elite Four battles.
- "ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ RIOT ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ", whenever the stream goes down for ANY reason, including positive reasons like beating the game.
- "The Run!", and variants on it, are commonly used upon reaching the Champion fight in each game. Usually it ends up being "not The Run".
- Became so popular it had a song made about it.
- Character Development: They have shown to be much more forgiving towards the Pokemon when playing Crystal whereas they were quick to blame certain Pokemon for any and all misfortunes surrounding the PC. Hell, they're even nice to AJ's Eevee.
- Yoyo Plot Point: Their old Pokémon-blaming ways have resurfaced nastily in the form of the plot to murder Laser Gator, and again in their cries to release Zexy the Torchic shortly after getting him.
- Unlike Red and AJ, where the Mob were using them as means to an end, they seem to be much more concerned about A's interests and success.
- Since Emerald the Mob has switched very much to a pro-Host viewpoint. Focusing instead on defeating a variety of Arc Villains instead.
- Democracy Is Flawed: It's safer than Anarchy, and more likely to get tricky puzzles done, but it's so slow that the Mob starts to rebel.
- Then Democracy became "corrupt" after bots began using it as a way to exercise near-dictatorial control over the stream.
- Demonic Possession: A possible interpretation of the nature of the Mob.
- Determinator: The mob have proven they WILL finish the game or die trying.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Mob is an entity beyond anyone's comprehension in the Pokemon world. It inhabits the mind of one person at a time for an unknown amount of time, telling them what to do and driving them beyond the brink of madness until it accomplishes what it sought out to accomplish and moves onto its next host. Fanart has depicted the voices leaving Red's mind when he finally became the champion, while the image on Crystal's workpage shows the new chosen victim.Blue: Well, congrats. Who would have thought? So how does it feel to be the new Pokemon Champion?
*Red closes his eyes for a moment of reflection and hears the voices fading*
- Enemy Mine: Despite their differences, the Mob will work together to prevent disastrous actions to be done when the trolls get out of control.
- They will even use Bots to help defeat a larger Bot Network.
- Even Extra-Dimensional Horrors Love Their Mamas: "It's Mother's Day? Let's backtrack all the way to Twinleaf to say hi to Johanna!"
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Typically, the Mob is represented as a swarm of chaotic, fun-loving, and sarcastic Unown. However, in fanworks, the Mob is portrayed as something different in every run, normally in line with their protagonist (often called a 'Host').
- In Red, they take on the form of Red's schizophrenia.
- In Crystal, they are Unown that follow AJ around.
- In Emerald, they sometimes take on the form of the seven Ret Gone characters lost at the start of the run.
- In FireRed, they sometimes take on the form of A, Emerald's protagonist.
- In Platinum, they either take on the form of Napoleon's frustration or his gambling addiction.
- In HeartGold, they either take the form of Unown like in Crystal or Missingno.
- In Black it's Unown again, but they also tried appearing as Combee, Klink, Bouffalant, Litwick, Ducklett, and Vanillite before sticking to Unown again in one piece of fanart.
- Since Black the Unown viewpoint seems to have become the standard. Including an event where community members drew themselves as Unown.
- The Fundamentalist: Given that they are the ones that started the Church of the Helix, spread its will through Red's team, and constantly try to recruit more members throughout Kanto, they can be interpreted as this.
- Then they inverted it the very next run when they led Lazor Gator on a quest to destroy the Helix.
- Then double-inverted it with a side helping of Zig-Zagging in their future runs. Returning to their Religion, but without an emphasis on spreading it. Also they added several more Gods to their Pantheon.
- Then they inverted it the very next run when they led Lazor Gator on a quest to destroy the Helix.
- The Gambling Addict: Became this after the introduction of Pokémon Stadium's derby-style betting table.
- Humans Are Cthulhu: One of the few examples where humans are on the receiving end as well.
- Hypocrite: Thanks to its absurdly high level, Feraligatr of Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal is hated by the Mob to the point where there are groups within the userbase looking to actively release him. Similarly high-leveled Brian, however, is revered by the Mob, and is constantly referred to as the Second Coming of Bird Jesus of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red.
- I Have Many Names: While the usual name for the userbase is "The Mob" or "The Stream", they're also known as "The Hive Mind", "The Chat", "The Bickering Horde", "The Voices", "Legion", or simply "Twitch".
- The most common ones are "The Community" when discussing the players outside the stream, "The Mob" when discussing them playing the game, and "The Voices" when discussing them in Lore.
- Jerkass Gods: From the point of view of Red, AJ, Camilla A. Slash, and Napoleon, the Mob is a pantheon of nasty, bickering voices which possesses people for no obvious good reason.
- Has become somewhat less Jerkass as Emerald dragged on. Even wanting to continue Emerald after the timer ran out just to ensure Camilla had a happy ending.
- Averted, as of Platinum, somewhat. The stream has become less cynical to their subjects, and often seeks to help the hosts, and even hook them up with other characters, take them on adventures, and even buy them ice cream sometimes.
- Inverted in the Black run, when the host GMYC (Known as Jimmy in the lore), who is a huge fan of the Voices, is chosen to be their host. Although not many cared about him, his kind nature to the voices was enough to possibly kill Tepig.
- Since Black, they've become much less Jerkass overall. Including going the next two runs without releasing anyone.
- Just One Second Out of Sync: Most of the problems with controlling the characters come from the fact that the stream is delayed about 30 seconds. Even when they catch up to the stream they are a couple of seconds out of sync with the TPPverse.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: As much as the Mob likes to shoot itself in the foot as a result of in-fighting, if push comes to shove, they can and will put their differences aside and enact democracy mode long enough to get past a particularly dangerous spot.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: "Guys, we need to [action] [character]". It started as "Guys, we need to beat Misty!" (long after Misty had been beaten), but then degenerated. It tends to involve female gym leaders.
- "ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ [X] OR RIOT ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ" is also a popular thing to say in response to a particular thing the Mob wants. This can range from games played to wanted Pokemon to playable characters.
- When the chat-to-voice was introduced to the Mob, it didn't take long before it was making the voices say some popular catchphrase in it with one of more of the words replaced with "potato".
- Marionette Master: Control the various protagonists.
- Meaningful Name: "Mob" and "Legion" are two possible English translations of the name of a demonic Hive Mind from The Bible which possessed an innocent human, drove him insane and eventually released (and killed) all his pigs. Sound familiar?
- Mind Control: Are thought to be exercising this over Red, AJDNNW, A, and Napoleon in some form.
- Mind Hive: Deconstructed. The individual minds within the Mob all retain individual sentience, and it turns out that this makes it impossible to work together for more than a few seconds.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After Bloody Sunday, they came to realize that no one Pokémon was responsible for the release of Red's Pokémon, and many have started making amends to Flareon since.
- Suffered this after failing to beat Emerald in time. Needless to say, they're doing everything possible to beat it in 6 days.
- Most releases result in this reaction, especially if the Pokemon was their starter.
- Never My Fault: They tend to blame others for their mistakes. When ABBBBBBK( and JLVWNNOOOO were released, the blame was put on Flareon for happening to be in the party when it went down. After realizing that mistake, the blame was shifted to the PC and/or Bill. When something goes awry or not as planned, their shortcomings are usually blamed on the Dome Fossil. If Democracy mode is spammed, it's the bots' fault, and so on and so forth.
- When Togepi was released by the "Gator Haters" in Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal, they still blamed Lazor Gator for it.
- They later based Crystal's whole lore off that moment, blaming Lord Helix for it.
- Following Bill's death in HeartGold, they've shifted blame to the resident Evil Team of the Region they're in.
- In Anniversary Red they've taken to blaming everything on Glitches.
- Following Anniversary Crystal, they shift the blame to OLDEN.
- When Togepi was released by the "Gator Haters" in Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal, they still blamed Lazor Gator for it.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Most of the bad things that happened were more or less the fault of the mob and their inability to coordinate.
- Including leading with AA-J the Level 81 Zapdos in the final battle of TPP Red, and then training a level 81 Feraligatr to fight it in TPP Crystal, unintentionally setting themselves up for Elemental RockPaperScissors difficulty... and many more instances.
- Nominal Hero: In Crystal, the mob has been both an aid and major antagonist to AJ. They set him on the path to becoming champion, but it is also because of their influence that AJ turns to vengeance. During the final battle with Red, the Mob sides with AJ, desperately working with him to bring down their former host, but only so that they may move on to Emerald.
- Not So Different: Previously, the stream dealt with Destiny, a rival streamer looking to sabotage Twitch Plays Pokémon Red's runthrough by deliberately trying to release Red's strongest Pokemon, which he claimed would make things more interesting. By the time of Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal, members of the Mob deliberately started spamming controls at the PC to ensure that AJ's Feraligatr gets released or at least boxed into the PC for the exact same reason.
- During Twitch Plays Pokémon Emerald the mob talks about releasing M4 the Azumarill even when they're miles away from a PC.
- Orwellian Retcon: If a plot point in lore does not fit with current lore, it will be written out, and the Mob will go on like it never happened.
- Rage Quit: In X, the Mob can trade and battle online. While losing badly to a trainer's (appropriately-named) Flareon, Charizard, and Hitmonlee, the Mob determined that their opponent must've been cheating by watching the stream (which may as well have been true) and chose to flee.
- Right Hand vs. Left Hand: A consequence of the delayed stream and throttled control input means that even well-meaning inputs can make life even harder.
- Running Gag: They have a habit of calling any dog-like Pokemon "Doge", up to and including the Legendaries of Gen II.
- Sanity Slippage: Not even the Mob is exempt from this. Some speculate the intermission games to be the Mob losing their grip on reality in-between the time it takes transferring from AJ's consciousness to Camilla A. Slash's.
- And of course during the final countdown to the "end" of Emerald. It reached such a point that the Mob's only plan was to "keep trying and hope we win."
- Save Scumming: The Mob has a massive urge to save, even immediately after saving.RED HAS SAVED THE GAME ... "GUYS WE NEED TO SAVE"
- Self-Deprecation: In most fanworks, the Mob tends to portray themselves as either assholes, trolls, or downright vicious entities.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: They seem to have finally milked Whitney... only to keep spilling their milk for some reason.◊
- Sore Loser: Whenever the protagonist enters contests and predictably loses, there's much shouting for the death of the judges.
- Squick: They don't seem to be fond of Incest Yay Shipping, or at least Elsanna.
- Strategy Schmategy: Some of the players have a plan, others want to halt progress, and still others type in commands randomly. When there isn't really a battle plan or the Mob can afford to fool around a little, gameplay usually looks like this.
- Suddenly Voiced: The Dogz Fashion intermission had the chat hooked up to Microsoft Sam, making the group sound a lot like this.
- Happened again during the Rocket Hideout section of FireRed, which went on for more than a day. The programmer later added a timer: at the top of the hour, chat-to-speech is activated for a short duration of time, during which the Mob loves to spam silly and dirty phrases.
- Theme Naming: Their naming theme in Red Version was mostly based on religion, and in Crystal Version it seems to be based around military/sci-fi.
- After finally deciding on the police force theme, Pokemon on the side of the Elite Four started to gain FOXHOUND-esque codenames.
- The characters they control all have names beginning with A, including AJ, A, Alice, Aoooo, Artemis/Arty, and Abe. Subverted with Red, though "Akai" is one way of translating the color his name is based on into Japanese. Completely Averted with Napoleon,Jimmy, Cly, and D however.
- Platinum seems to be using a Sun-based motif, with Sunbrella, Sunshine the Shinx, and Solaireon the Sun Prophet.
- Troll: A good portion of the Mob is just out to mess things up, only adding oil to the fire of the chaos that's already going on.
- Throw It In!: Some mob members, rather than playing the game proper, like to contribute to the lore of the game. Taken up to eleven when they often repeatedly try to force lore into the story, and even edit trope pages to justify their headcanons.
- The Unpronounceable: Most of their hosts suffer from this, leading to nicknames like "Richard" for their X protagonist, d.
- Unreliable Narrator: They are mostly responsible for the lore of the runs. What happens is usually fought over by the many users until they can agree on the events. Even after agreeing they fight over how the events went down.
- Later runs abandoned any sense of agreement, usually resulting in multiple similar dueling headcanons for their lore.
- We ARE Struggling Together: The Mob does not get along very well.
- Wild Card: Considering how chaotic the control scheme is, they can very easily ruin what had been a successful run.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: A possible reason for their changes in appearance in each game lore-wise. Some have said that the appearance of the Mob is merely the host's interpretation of it, and that what the Mob actually looks like is far too incomprehensible for them.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Invoked with the attempted release of Feraligatr, as a faction in the mob had decided he had gotten too powerful and thus needed to be "killed" so the rest of the team could level up.
- Invoked again with the deposit of Ace the Raticate at the end of Crystal. His slot in the party was never filled.
- Then invoked a third time with XX the Wingull during Emerald. He was eventually replaced by a wild Hariyama, Annie.
- Invoked in a slightly more meta sense with each host. At the end of each game they abandon their host to move onto whatever their next story is.
The Bots ("Skynet", "Autobots and Decepticons", "The Patriots / La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo")
Hackers that flood the IRC client with commands to enforce their will, even if it goes against the rule of majority consensus. They thrive on democracy when they are able to control moves precisely, forcing the mob to revert to anarchy.
- The Assimilator: While the population for TPP slowly began to decrease, the bots just kept growing in numbers. By the time the Mob reached Ever Grande City, they made up more than 80% of all button inputs.
- Godzilla Threshold / Beat Them at Their Own Game: The bots that threatened to use to PC to release mons in democracy were beaten by bots that restored anarchy.
- Implied Death Threat: In TPP Red they threatened to release Bird Jesus and John The Zaptist, though it never came to that. In TPP Emerald without making any threats they took control and lead A to the PC. No one knew why, but the prevailing assumption was that they would release M4, the level 100 Azumarill, while trying to beat the Elite Four.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: They are partially responsible for the cancellation of several evolutions. In Platinum, they have become capable of single-handedly halting progress due to a combination of the game's difficulty and unevolved Pokemon having horrible stats compared to their opponents in late-game situations.
- Troll: The mob universally hates them.
- Unwanted Assistance: The Mob usually despises bots, and sometimes retaliates by deliberately undoing whatever the bots did for them, even if it results in resetting an hour of progress.
- Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Democracy is supposed to be used to get through mazes, puzzles, and other in game obstacles that require planning and precise movements. Sometimes it's used by the mob to carry out agreed upon complex operations, but a lone hacker with bots can abuse the system to do whatever they want on their own. The mob will abandon operations to revert to anarchy mode.
Shared by Many Games
- Ascended Extra: In most runs, he's just there to provide the player character with exposition, give them their first Pokemon, and nag them about items. But thanks to a hack in FireRed, he easily becomes Abe's most dangerous opponent in the last moments of the run.
- Badass Bookworm: In Anniversary, thanks to his status as True Final Boss.
- Berserk Button: Using items you're not supposed to be using at the moment.
- Blatant Lies: He tells Alice her Machop is "really quite energetic". Its ability is Truant.
- Cool Old Guy: Had a rivalry with Elite Four Member Agatha in the past of FireRed and still puts up enough of a fight in Anniversary to be the True Final Boss for Abe.
- Mr. Exposition: Introduces Red, AJ, Alice, Aoooo, and Abe to the Pokémon world and explains the basics. Even gives Alice instructions on how to battle.
- Old Master: He's still got that Pokemon training juice flowing even after all these years, as Anniversary Red shows.
- Parents as People: Due to the disappearance of Blue/Green's parents, he basically functions as the guardian of him and his sister. In FireRed's run especially he seems to care a great deal for the boy, but he puts so much focus into watching over Alice's journey that it seems like he's not making much time for Green. Some interpretations say that he feels that he cares about Alice more than him.
- Stern Teacher: He constantly chastises Red, AJ, Alice, and Abe for using items that aren't supposed to be used, and after the final battle in Red and FireRed criticizes Blue and Green for how they treat their Pokémon. Justified since he's a Pokémon professor, having been around long enough to see many different trainers go through their journeys in his lifetime.
- True Final Boss: Of Anniversary Red.
- Unreliable Expositor: Not normally, but a few times he claims that a fight with a wild Gastly is not the time to use the Silph Scope... which identifies ghosts and is the only reason Red can fight wild Gastly at all.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: No matter where Red, AJDNNW, or FireRed's A are, if they use a Key Item Oak will comment on it.
- Weirdness Censor: The chaotic world of FireRed and HeartGold doesn't faze him, and he casually gives away a nigh-useless Machop with Truant as a starter. Using key items, however...
The Mad Collector, the One who would do anything to get his hands on rare Pokémon, and the Dome's former secret top agent and acolyte. He is the true mastermind responsible for the release of many of Red, AJ, A, Alice, and Aoooo's Pokemon. Was eventually defeated by the Pantheon after Aoooo defeated Alice on Mt. Silver.
He also has a version in Season 2 that is much more mellow, even saving Abe from poison at one point.
- Above Good and Evil: While his allegiance is with Dome, all but his most ardent supporters have disowned him after he was uncovered, in turn building him up to be a force of neutral evil pitting Helix and Dome against one another, with an endgame of overthrowing Anarchy and Democracy entirely and becoming the Scion of Destiny. YMMV on how successful he is, or if that is even to be interpreted as such in the lore.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Twice: While he's usually depicted with green hair compared to the games' brown hair, the Bill of FireRed is a brunette.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the games, he's just a programmer whose name homages Bill Gates. In Twitch Plays, he's an amoral pagan god-worshipper/usurper who creates evil machines but is famed as a "hero".
- Affably Evil / Faux Affably Evil: In the game he appears to be a genuinely nice person, but fan art usually portrays his niceness as mocking.
- Except to Alice.
- Ambiguous Robots: Some believe that Bill himself is an android controlled by the PC.
- This came up again in Anniversary Red, when some believed Abe killed Bill and he was replaced by the PC.
- Apple of Discord: Showed us Eevee and its evolutions, and our first motivation of using the PC.
- Archnemesis Dad: If he truly is Alice's father.
- Backstab Backfire: In the Crystal run, he gave AJ an Eevee while posing as a friend, most likely in an attempt to repeat the Flareon incident. The Eevee did not betray the team - instead he came to be known as Burrito.
- Badass Pacifist/Non-Action Big Bad: Exploited. By not forming his own Pokemon team he therefore has no battle data, and thus can never be fought or defeated in a fair duel.
- And he never was battled, despite being the main villain for three different runs, and a supporting villain for two others.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: After 2 seasons of eluding the Mob's desire for vengeance and justice for his crimes, Anniversary Crystal added him as a Bonus Boss with a team of all 6 Gen 2 Eeveelutions.
- The Bad Guy Wins: By the time Twitch Plays Pokémon FireRed begins, he has already turned Kanto into his own personal Wonderland (and an actual one at that).
- Big Bad: Takes center stage as this in the Gen III playthroughs, and once again for HeartGold.
- Cat Smile: Both his anime self and G1 art have this trait.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Let's see now.... he's backstabbed Dome by randomizing the world and trapping him in the PC, backstabbed Red by giving him the False Prophet, attempted to backstab AJ by giving him Burrito, and has tried to backstab his own subordinates multiple times.
- Death Is Cheap: It might not be possible to kill him. He already tried.
- Deal with the Devil: One interpretation involved him making a deal with Dome to bring his daughter back to life.
- Deceptive Disciple: Apparently a loyal servant to Dome, he instead Randomized the world to trap Dome in the PC.
- Depending on the Artist / Depending on the Writer: Due to how long Bill's been around, he suffers from these worse than the Fossil Pantheon. His appearance, his personality, his role, and even his ultimate fate varies wildly person to person.
- Gets even more complex when you consider there may be multiple Bills, including Bills of different timelines, with their own personalities and storylines.
- Devil in Plain Sight
- Does Not Like Spam: According to the Fame Checker, Bill can't stomach milk at all.
- They've attempted to use this as a Attack Its Weak Point during FireRed
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Boy is he ever. Once assumed to be a simple PC moderator, Bill subsequently was held responsible for the Bot spam of Red and Emerald, the randomization of FireRed, the overleveled Pokemon the Elite Four wield, and generally everything else that goes wrong in the runs.
- For those who think he is an innocent party, however, Bill acts as both Dragon and Scapegoat to his own creation.
- The Dragon: Was one to the Dome Fossil. After its defeat in the Crystal arc, Bill became a Dragon Ascendant and became the main villain with Lanette as his own Dragon.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If A is his daughter, it's implied he created this project for her. Also has relatives who live in Goldenrod.
- Evil Brit: Lore most often uses his anime incarnation, who has an English accent.
- Evil Overlord: In many pieces of fan art he is referred to as "Lord Bill" and more or less fits the bill for this trope.
- Face Death with Dignity: In The End he only makes a brief quip before Domealakazam murders him like so many others.
- False Friend: He gives Red the S.S. Anne Ticket and the two part as friends. Red would only too late learn the truth about Bill.
- For the Evulz: If he really is at fault, does he really have any reason to be screwing with random children's Pokemon?
- With the lore developments in Fire Red and Heart Gold, he's picked up a bit of a Freudian Excuse for why he does what he does.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: He has found us...
- Freudian Excuse: His beloved died due to residual byproducts of the battles between Gods.
- Friendly Enemy: In Crystal, even though he killed the Admiral before they met, Bill talks to AJ as if they are friends. He even gives AJ his phone number so that they can chat whenever he likes. Moreover, he also gives AJ an Eevee, who in stark contrast to Flareon becomes a symbol of hope for the run as Espeon.
- Gambit Roulette: There is no way that Bill could have planned the entirety of the Bloody Sunday Massacre even if you believe the Scion of Destiny talk, but it turned out pretty well in spreading his Paranoia Fuel around, and was but a few steps away from any number of rare and valuable Pokémon in our own collection.
- The Ghost: He's not encountered in Emerald, but plays a major role in the lore anyway.
- Hate Sink: Regardless whether you blame Flareon for Abby and Jay's deaths, or Zapdos for Bloody Sunday, everyone can unanimously agree upon how much they hate Bill and the PC as the common thread between them all.
- Arguably the only reason he became such a major player in the lore at all. So much hate got put on him over Red and Emerald that the logical next step was to try and kill him.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: The jury's still out on whether he's power hungry, an obsessive collector, an Anti-Villain who wants to stop the gods destroying the world, a father just trying to save his daughter, a manipulative Sociopath doing it For the Evulz or something else entirely. Bill himself seems to revel in encouraging this uncertainty as much as possible.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Multiple ways:
- The villainous teams are usually usurped by Bill in terms of plots.
- The Emerald Elite 4 was also Hijacked by Bill.
- Sometime between Crystal and FireRed Bill seems to have pulled this on Dome.
- Lanette, the PC Moderator of the Hoenn region, was thought to be the main villain of Emerald until lore refashioned her as The Dragon to her husband.
- The Bill of Wonderland has been thought to have been possessed or replaced by his Red incarnation.
- Surprisingly, this can even happen to himself- There are theories surrounding him saying that he was either under the control of Giovanni or Ghetsis the entire time.
- There is speculation that he was in fact manipulated by Dark Helix, who may have masqueraded as Bill's grandfather or the Dome Fossil to take away suspicion from himself.
- The villainous teams are usually usurped by Bill in terms of plots.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In The End he ends up getting murdered by his own creation, Domealakazam.
- Hope Spot: In the randomized world of Twitch Plays Pokémon FireRed, The mob tricks him into sealing himself (while still in Clefairy form) inside his own vile system, and points A out the door. Unfortunately, re-entering his house shows him standing in the middle of the room as if nothing had happened, having somehow escaped offscreen. A literal Karma Houdini.
- Similarly, There was thought that FireRed's Bill was a nicer, possibly more helpful incarnation until he was supposedly suffocated in the transporter that our Bill seemed to have emerged from.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: The Bill of FireRed bears a striking resemblance to him, allowing our Bill to use him as a Scapegoat for all of his crimes.
- The Bills of Season 1 and Season 2 also, though they are actually the same person just in different timelines.
- Karma Houdini: Red and the other protagonists simply can't directly defeat Bill. He has no battle data, so even if they hacked the game he's unable to be fought.
- So they had him killed by the Gods after Aoooo defeated Alice.
- Kill and Replace: A possible explanation for how Bill in Clefairy form managed to escape the transporter. The Bill of the Wonderland universe actually did suffocate, after which Bill disposed of him and took his place to get closer to Alice.
- Killed Off for Real: According to two interpretations, he was finally killed in the epilogue to HeartGold. In "Bill Is Dead", 4 catches up to him as Bill tries to escape to Unova and stabs him with his/her scythe. In "Bill-Sanctioned Shenanigans - The End", Lord Dome storms his lighthouse base with the spirits of all the released Pokemon, overwhelming his guards, cornering him at the top, then possibly killing him offscreen.
- Love Makes You Evil: If Bill really is Alice's father, it's possible that all of his evil actions are motivated by love for her.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: FireRed's lore suggested Bill is Alice's father, though the jury was out on if he actually loves her, is still out to corrupt her, or is unaware that she's his daughter By HeartGold, they know, and there is at least some recognition of a filial bond, even if it's not enough to stop Bill.
- The Man Behind the Man: Created the very PC that releases the protagonists' Pokémon.
- Macguffin Delivery Service: Forms a symbiotic relationship with the entire Pokémon trading world, in that all Pokémon captured beyond your original team of six go through him, on his network. Meaning if he wanted to poach rare Pokémon off a stupid kid who couldn't work the PC properly, he could very well do so.
- Manipulative Bastard: He tricked FireRed's A into going to the Sevii Islands to fix his PC. She rejected his initial offer, but he laid in wait at the Pokemon Center knowing she had to heal. She talked to him and said yes, and was immediately dragged off to the islands. If she doesn't help him, she can't go back and beat the Elite Four.
- In HeartGold, the Mob had gotten a Surfing Groudon. Bill personally gave them a near-worthless Level 5 Gloom that could ALSO learn Surf, thus making Groudon vulnerable to release.
- Never My Fault: Inverted. If something goes wrong in the LP, it's probably him, even if it's something inconsequential.
- Oh, Crap!: The Bill Sanctioned Shenanigans series of screencap comics, Bill received an increasing number of these as his agents start deserting him or are taken down.
- Eventually culminates in a Villainous Breakdown.
- Outside-Context Problem: Downplayed in TPP Red, where he was encountered but could not be fought. By TPP Emerald he isn't even seen.
- Paranoia Fuel: There is reason to believe that he may have been the one who started or invoked the original Legion experiments on Red, and if rumors are believed, he very well could have skipped town and started up shop in Johto, dragging even more trainers into his demented games.
- Pervert Dad: He calls Alice (who may be his daughter) "beautiful". Possibly hints at Parental Incest/Villainous Incest...
- Pet the Dog: Attached an explosive collar to Alice in HeartGold in an attempt to prevent Aooo from defeating her, but ultimately didn't have it in him to press the switch and kill his own daughter. It was a dud anyways.
- The Scapegoat: Regardless of if he's evil or not, the Mob tends to blame him for any problems with the PC. Even in games where he's not there.
- In some cases, Bill can be a scapegoat to himself, if the Bill of FireRed is a different entity from the Bill of lore.
- Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: Accidentally combined himself with a Clefairy during a teleporter accident. Unfortunately, the player has no choice but to help restore him to human form in order to get the required S.S. Anne ticket.
- Southern-Fried Genius: In the English version of the original games, he's given a southern accent. Might count as a Corrupt Hick if you believe the whole "Scion of Destiny" thing.
- Tom the Dark Lord: In particular when his underlings refer to him as "Lord Bill". If you're around TPP long enough, the name actually starts to sound more terrifying than it is.
- Troll: Some believe that he deliberately created the PC to be a crapshoot for kicks.
- Unholy Matrimony: He's supposedly married to Lanette of Twitch Plays Pokémon Emerald, another person in charge of the PC.
- The Unfought: Bill has no battle data, so even if they hacked the game he's unable to be fought and defeated.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: For the more charitable interpretation, this is a man who had no idea his convenient computers would be so hard to use by a dude possessed by a hundred thousand conflicting voices who are 30 seconds behind what he's actually doing.
- Unwitting Pawn: While some believe that the PC is doing the will of its creator, others say that Bill is merely a pawn it its regime.
- Villain with Good Publicity: To the voices and the protagonists, Bill is the antagonist responsible for 'releasing' the protagonists' Pokemon, randomising Kanto, and frustrating Mob's efforts at every conceivable opportunity. To the world at large, though, he's a respected computer engineer, and just generally a real stand-up guy.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The Clefairy Bill was combined with was never seen after they decombined.
- A Wizard Did It: Anything that goes wrong in the runs or any plot holes in lore is usually blamed on him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Appears to be suffering one in HeartGold lore as Aooo continues defying his agents and the anti-Bill coalition destroying his network of agents.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Old Amber theorized that Bill's endgame is to get rid of the Voices, permanently.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The Mob tends to use Bill's appearance in the anime◊, where he's seen with green hair, in fanworks.
- In part motivated by the availability of anime screencaps for comic purposes.
- Your Soul Is Mine: One belief is that he uses the PC for harvesting the souls of released 'mon. Because of this, Zexxy's "death" angered Bill greatly, as the Torchic's soul was rescued by Shedinja and began sharing her body.
For tropes relating to Red's time as a playable character, see here.
The player character of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red, he has returned as a boss battle numerous times—as of Anniversary Crystal, there had been 14 Previous Player Character Cameos and 4 of them belonged to Red whereas no other Player Character had more than 2. Furthermore, whereas in Season 1 he was often absent from inter-run crossover lore due to his characterization at the time being The Quiet One and a a loner, Season 3 has seen him become the go-to character for appearing alongside the current host in new lore.
- All Just a Dream: The battle with Red in Anniversary Red.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Seems a bit obsessed with Helix in recent fanon portrayals.
- First Installment Wins: Possibly. 3 out of his 4 reappearances were in situations where it made sense (one of them being a situation where all previous protagonists reappeared), but as of Season 3 he's starting to become a tad overexposed.
- Flanderization: The likely cause of a lot of the tropes not related to his in-game appearances. While his tendency to consult inanimate objects started the idea of the Fossil Pantheon in the first place, his current persona is obsessed with Helix above all else (the rest of his team rarely even appears in many of them) and tends to want to push his beliefs on other hosts as well.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In Anniversary Crystal. Most of the other twists were rather predictable: the "Red" at the top of Mt. Silver would be Abe; there would be a battle looking under the bed (and BABA was the most likely candidate); Oak would be battled again after completing the Pokédex, etc. AJ showing up at the Trainer House was surprising, but made perfect sense when you stopped to think about it. Even Azure ending up as the true champion wasn't terribly surprising, though the fact that it made her the sixth battle in what was traditionally a five-battle gauntlet was somewhat surprising (and also it made for a better story to interpret her as quite possibly being dead). Red just showed up out of nowhere and forced a massive reworking of the universal theory by not being labeled a "Dream" like he had in Anniversary Red.
- Good Is Not Nice: His current fanon persona is rather abrasive.
- Hero Antagonist: In Anniversary Crystal, when he tries to stop Evan at the foot of Mt. Silver. Possibly also in Crystal; it's a bit murky. It was played as Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome during the run, but then HeartGold took on a storyline of restoring the power of the gods that AJ had brought down so it seems that history sees Red as the heroic one.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: The Red faced on Mt. Silver in Crystal used his team.
- Legacy Boss Battle: Technically wasn't this in Crystal because he'd never been a boss before, but the trope then applies to his subsequent appearances in Black 2, Anniversary Red, and Anniversary Crystal.
- Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: May have been this in Crystal, or may have been Hero Antagonist. See above under that trope.
- The Unexpected: His original Previous Player-Character Cameo was at least somewhat predictable, and even "Dream Red" wasn't a total Shocking Swerve because the Mob knew there was a special boss and the nature of the run made Red the most likely candidate, but the PWT in Blaze Black 2 was a complete surprise and Red showing up at the foot of Mt. Silver in Anniversary Crystal, which had already had two former hosts appear as bosses (one optional, one not) and was likely to have Abe waiting at the top of the mountain, was truly shocking.
The Pokédex is often accidentally accessed by the players when opening the start menu, and being that Bulbasaur is Pokédex number 001, its profile got accessed often in Red, Anniversary Red and FireRed. In later runs, due to not using the Kanto Pokédex and the Pokédex remembering what the last Pokémon accessed was, whatever Pokémon was seen was significantly more random.
- Brick Joke: After many, many times of asking if Bulbasaur's cry changed at all, Pokemon X had all the gen 1 Pokemon's cries updated...including Bulbasaur's.
- The Constant: Bulbasaur was seen as a 'pseudo team member' by some, because regardless of who gets released, at least the Bulbasaur Pokédex entry never will.
- It Was with You All Along: Professor Oak said that Alice left his lab with Bulbasaur.
- Paranoia Fuel: Some have taken to think that Red and Alice checked Bulbasaur's cry so often because they were worried that it would change.
- Stock Scream: Bulbasaur's 'cry' sound has become this for many players.
- What Could Have Been: Another interpretation is that Red checked the entry so often because he wondered if things would've gone differently if he had chosen Bulbasaur◊.
Zexy (R-Ceus)A´s Torchic in Emerald, who reincarnated as R-Ceus in Alpha Sapphire after being released. After having his god-like powers sealed away, his Torchic form faded away, revealing him as a Lampent.
The PC (The Black Hole, "The Blood God", The Claw Game)
Bill's storage system on every personal computer in every region and the bane of many Pokémon's existences. In the third generation, Lanette modified it to make it even more difficult to use. From Gen 5 onward, the PC now had the ability to be used with coordinates; making it both more convenient and more dangerous.
- Achilles' Heel: From the second generation onwards, it's mail. Was FINALLY used in Platinum, with most of the main team having mail equipped, protecting them from the PC forever (or at least until somebody takes the mail away from them)
- The third generation adds a new weakness: Surf and Dive. Cirno eventually exploited this fact to defeat the PC.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It is implied to be perfectly sentient and determined to ruin everything.
- Dissonant Serenity: It sure sounds happy when Pokémon are released.
- The Dreaded: We don't touch the PC unless ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. GOT IT?
- Evil Counterpart: To the PC at Red's home, as the one at Red's home can only be used to deposit and withdraw items (and has been used as a safe way to deposit the Poké Flute).
- Game Changer: This entity is singlehandedly responsible for destroying teams.
- Genius Loci: The Distortion World is the PC.
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Many say it grew beyond its simple storage and releasing functions, gaining a mind of its own and a penchant for screwing trainers over in the process.
- Fisher King: Before the PC's rise to power, Pokémon Centres were identified by a sign simply reading "Poké". In the later generations, Pokémon Centres have "PC" emblazoned across them, so you know who's in charge.
- Hero Killer: Exaggerated. It is literally the one and only reason why Anyone Can Die. Each time Red, AJ or A is done interacting with it, somebody in comments always proclaims that he should never use it again. Many good Pokémon have been released while attempting to rescue them from the PC's clutches. Even Red's item-only PC caused trouble, as Strength was deposited by mistake and while trying to retrieve it several valuable TMs were lost.
- Zig-Zagged in Generation 3, where the PC had this reputation until the mob discovered that it poses no real threat of releasing Pokémon anymore... then they were proven horribly wrong as Zexy, yet another Fire-type starter, was released.
- Further Zig-Zagged in Gen 5 and 6 where convenient "Release Coordinates" meant that the PC became even more dangerous than before, but also made it easier to pick Pokemon to withdraw. Entirely blasted to bits and then haphazardly patched up once Cirno defeated it in season 2.
- Zig-Zagged in Generation 3, where the PC had this reputation until the mob discovered that it poses no real threat of releasing Pokémon anymore... then they were proven horribly wrong as Zexy, yet another Fire-type starter, was released.
- I Have Your Wife: In Gen III and on, while it was harder to release Pokemon, it became much more adept at trapping them.
- The Man Behind the Man: The PC is at times thought to be the true evil in the canon, as exemplified with these◊ comics◊.
- Nasty Party: It released 12 Pokemon on Bloody Sunday.
- Nerfed: During X the coordinates to release Pokemon were actually disabled from the input system, essentially rendering the PC safe. Until outrage over the game being too easy led to release being re-enabled for OmegaRuby.
- Omnicidal Maniac: It has no qualms releasing Red and AJ's Pokémon, from the little-used ones collecting dust in the PC Boxes to the high profile ones.
- Pet the Dog: So far, only one casualty has occurred during the FireRed run, and it's thought of as returning the Lovable Traitor Zigzagoon back to him.
- Ron the Death Eater: In the canon games, it's just a tool. In Twitch Plays however, it's likened to an Eldritch Abomination and considered the most dangerous entity in the entire game.
- Sadistic Choice: It's holding your spare Pokémon. You can leave it be, or you can try to withdraw them, but risk releasing them. Also responsible for: Bloody Sunday (The Zapdos Purge). Taken to a new level in Platinum, where it is required in order to obtain the Bike and progress through the game.
- Tempting Fate: Fueled by the success of the collaborative effort in navigating their way to Zapdos and capturing the legendary Pokémon with the Master Ball, the hivemind pushed their luck and went to the nearest PC to update their party roster.
- Fueled further in the Emerald run wherein catching a new Pokemon + half the mob's urge to put it into the party = a chance for the PC to jumble up A's party.
- It's become a tradition that after catching something, a portion of the Mob will try to tempt fate to get it.
- Ten Little Murder Victims: Started out simple enough. The first Pokémon to get released were hardly fan favorites and mostly just fodder monsters caught at the Safari Zone. Then they lost Cabbage... then Dux... and more, and more. Twelve victims in total.
- Became even worse in TPP Red Anniversary, one single run released more Pokemon than all of Season 1's runs combined.
- Villain Decay / Took a Level in Kindness: In the first season, the PC was the biggest source of Nightmare Fuel in the game, and managed to kill over twelve Pokemon. In the second season, the PC only took out four named Pokemon. In Emerald, it now gives its users the option to withdraw Pokemon without having to worry about releasing them.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Its turn for kindness in Emerald was all a ruse. It reminded everyone that it and Bill were still the top villains when Zexy was released. It's still not quite the threat it used to be, but it's far from docile.
- Platinum zig-zags this once again. The PC in theory gets a more legitimate Villain Decay thanks to "Yellow Hand Mode" which allows a Pokemon to be selected and moved without the "Withdraw, Store, Move, Release" menu showing up. However, the streamer disabled the "Y" button needed to activate yellow-hand mode, so the PC remains a very real threat (as the release of Chimchar and Oreo has proved).
- However in Black, the PC is back to its old bloodthirst, having taken the entire team sans a freshly caught newbie. This debacle contributed to the one time it was fully defeated in Black 2, where CLY didn't release any Pokemon out of fear.
- Seems to also have been defeated in X, in which d went the entire run without releasing anything (he did trade away several Pokemon but general consensus is that it doesn't count as the Pokemon being dead).
- And played straight again in Omega Ruby, where the starter, a Shiny Beldum, and several other Pokemon were released on the first day.
- Continued in Anniversary Red, where 44 Pokemon were lost to it, including no less than four Total Party Resets.
- Cryo-freezed together with some English beef in Touhoumon. It was decidedly playing on Normal like a sensible person, and got slapped.
- Sun raised it to a new level. It now takes only a single input to release a Pokémon, while it can steal Pokémon from the party remotely.
A group of evil ledges intent on making the Mob fall over them. Repeatedly.
- Anti-Climax Boss: In-universe. Despite its superior length, the final form of the ledge on Route 22 was walked by Red in a matter of minutes.
- Averted for Alice, though.
- Also Averted for Abe, who took hours every time he tried the ledge. Didn't help that Victory Road had Pokemon in their 80s.
- Climbing the Cliffs of Insanity: Red struggles to surpass his climbs past the ledges.
- The Precarious Ledge: These ledges would be trivial for any normal human. Only the Mob's lack of coordination makes them a challenge.
- Puzzle Boss: To surpass them, the mob has to figure out how to work together.
- Super Mode / One-Winged Angel: The infamous long ledge on Kanto Route 22◊, situated on Red's path to Victory Road and the Kanto Pokémon League headquarters.
- For Napoleon, the Mt. Coronet ledge◊ qualifies. The mob must enter exactly three Down commands - no more, no less - and then precariously tread right, then use Rock Climb to ascend.
- Deadpan Snarker: She goes to this when she's captured by Team Galactic.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Worked at Hoenn's Pokemon Centers before moving to Kanto, and then Sinnoh.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Like the Nurses, appears the same in every Pokemon Center. Whether she only works in one Center or the Center the host is currently in is up for the viewer.
- Interpol Special Agent: One theory.
- The Lancer: May be this to Looker.
- Only Friend: Seems to take this role towards Alice, or at least puts up with A's bizarre rants.
A creation of Bill's that consists of a fusion between a Kabuto and an Alakazam that advocates for Democracy...and murder.
- Ax-Crazy: Well he does go around murdering people for little to no reason.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: In the end, Domealakazam murders Bill in HeartGold.
- Catchphrase/Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "How do you feel about...murder?"
- Canon Foreigner: The only character of TPP that is exclusive to the lore and has never appeared in the game or stream itself.
- May not be the only due to the Voices, but that's Depending on the Writer.
- However at one point during the online postgame of Twitch Plays Pokémon X, a potential trade partner offered an Alakazam holding a Dome Fossil, though the trade was cancelled.
- In a more meta sense, Domealakazam has since been imported into several different Writers/Artists works since his introduction as part of Bill-Sanctioned Shenanigans.
- Corrupt Politician: Once ran for Senator. And won.
- Also was involved in a Presidential Debate.
- In the Back: Domealakazam prefers to attack from behind.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: It is an Alakazam with the face of a Kabuto. According to the author of the comic, it was once an ordinary Alakazam until it was mutated upon witnessing a crack in reality much like the one where the Voices came from... and from where worse Eldritch Abominations lurk.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning / Glowing Eyes of Doom: Like Kabuto it has glowing red eyes.
For tropes about The Mysterious Bird's role in Prism, go here.
An unidentified bird found at the end of Crystal Anniversary and Brown, finally confronted in Prism. Believed to be the true form of OLDEN.
- Feathered Fiend
- Knight of Cerebus: Especially if it's OLDEN. Even if it isn't, however, its first appearance came in the Unown Dungeon, which was the point where it became evident that it would no longer be the sole responsibility of the mob to make the lore dark.
- The Unfought: Until Prism, that is.
Ghetsis (Dennis)The unofficial leader of Team Plasma and main villain of Black and Black 2, following Bill's defeat at the end of HeartGold.
- Arc Villain: For Black and Black 2, perhaps even longer if he was responsible for Bill all along.
- Artificial Stupidity / Villain Ball: Ghetsis had a fail moment when he had Eelektross out against Tranquill. Eelektross is an Electric type, which is strong against Tranquill. Instead of using an Electric move, Ghetsis used Acrobatics. GMYC then won the fight.
- Big Bad: In-game.
- The Comically Serious: In fanart.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Showed up during the opening sequence to the game, which was playing hours before the game started.
- Hate Sink: If something bad happens in Unova, it's probably being blamed on Ghetsis. Even during Black, before The Reveal.
- Leitmotif: Doubles as a Fan Nickname. The chanting at the start of his battle theme has been misinterpreted to be "Dennis, Dennis..."
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated N and Jimmy into summoning the Legendary Dragons Reshiram and Zekrom. Convinced Team Plasma that they were actually a PETA organization. And convinced Colress that he actually cared about research. All so he could become the unopposed King of Unova.
- Villainous Breakdown: Had one after his defeat to GMYC, and another after his defeat to CLY. The latter ends up shattering his mind completely, leaving him nothing more than a raving, broken old man.
- There was much fun had with Ghetsis' insane rantings, ham never tasted so good.
NIn Black, he is the "King" of Team Plasma and adopted son of Ghetsis. With the ability to speak to Pokémon, N became obsessed with ideals. In Black 2, he has left Team Plasma and aids CL Y ., in opposing his father.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Zig-Zagged, he was crowned so many times during the leadup to the Black run that it eventually turned into a Gonna Need More X joke.
- Came Back Strong: After being defeated in Black, N misses out the entirety of Black 2 until the climax. When he stops Ghetsis from freezing Cly with help from Zekrom.
- Commonality Connection: Some speculate that he is controlled by a different group of voices, based on his One-Letter Name the fact that he can hear things nobody else can hear, and his habits of constantly changing his team and releasing his Pokémon.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Showed up during the opening sequence to the game, which was playing hours before the game started.
- Friend to All Living Things / Fluffy Tamer: Considers the Lovecraftian Voices to be just as much of his "friends"◊ as any other Pokémon.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: He proved to be a far bigger challenge than the actual Big Bad, Ghetsis.
- Gonna Need More X: N seems to have a bit of a crown obsession, according to Reddit. He was crowned over 400 times due to the short intro playing for 21 hours.
- Long-Lost Relative: Possibly the long lost brother of A from Twitch Plays Pokemon Emerald due to their many similarities.
- Not So Different: With Jimmy C, the main character for Black. As it turns out, they both share a belief in Team Plasma's ideas, both oppose Ghetsis, both change their parties frequently, and both may be possessed by a group of Voices.
- Eventualy leads to a Heterosexual Life-Partners relationship in Black 2.
- One-Letter Name: Suspiciously reminiscent of the kind of name the voices favor.
- Phrase Catcher: The "We need to [x] [y]" meme has been applied to him, with the chat saying they need to milk N.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Ghetsis has... an odd taste in names for his adoptive son.
A scientist and inventor of the C-Gear in Black and Black 2. She gave GMYC his C-Gear, setting the stage for him to become hopelessly trapped inside the Entralink before the streamer disabled it.
- Depending on the Writer: Much of Fennel's lore comes from the Red, Gold, and Green series due to it establishing her as a villain prior to the C-Gear got disabled.
- Has Two Mommies: If she is indeed the child of Alice and Teala through the former's science exploits.
- Mad Scientist: Gave GMYC the game-halting Entralink.
- Obfuscating Insanity: While there's definitely something wrong with her head, Fennel is far, far more on the ball than she appears. To most people, however, she's a genial, relatively harmless eccentric who occasionally lets their mental problems get the better of them.
- Psychotic Man Child: One particularly popular depiction of her character.
- Serial Killer: In the Red, Gold, and Green series, there's a storyline where Fennel has a secret identity as the serial killer Flak.
- Single Line of Descent: Chat has responded to what she (inadvertently or not) caused with the Entralink by claiming that she must be a descendant of Bill destined to oppose the Voices. Bill's only child according to lore is A/Alice, so Fennel must be her child or other direct descendant.
- With the disabling of the C-Gear, this view has somewhat faded outside of certain stories.
- The Sociopath: Deeply manipulative, highly narcissistic, utterly ruthless, and completely without empathy or morals. Fennel entertains herself by befriending people, and then murdering them in the most terrible ways possible.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If you don't think she planned it.
- Villain Decay: After the C-Gear got disabled, she very quickly fell from Big Bad to a side character.
- Yandere: Possibly one towards GMYC, if she is purposely trying to trap him with the Entralink.◊
BCCDDD ("Michael Catson")A kitten that a girl named OOOBBC adopted when Twitch played Catz between the Crystal and Emerald playthroughs. A glitch caused him to get stuck walking on the same spot for over 6 hours.
The Bowling Pins TeamA Charmander named AAAAIID and a Squirtle named ncccccc.! from Twitch Plays Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue, in-between the sessions with FireRed and Platinum.
- Almighty Idiot: They literally just charge up to growl, tackle, whip, shoot bubbles and fire at the walls for no apparent reason.
- Decoy Protagonist: A save glitch made the game reset three times, replacing the protagonist (first there was a Mudkip, then the crowd-beloved Squirtle, and finally a Pikachu).
- No Indoor Voice: aaaaaaaa is interpreted as just screaming its name at anyone who will hear.
- Replacement Scrappy: aaaaaaaa, the Pikachu. Everybody wanted the Squirtle back and screamed that the new player character must die.
- Ret Gone: Trolls deleted the post-HeartGold save file, erasing Team z33k.
- Spiritual Successor: To Red's Abby and FireRed's Shellock Holmes. Some of the mob say these are Abby and Shellock Holmes, teaming up to defeat Bill.
- Went further with the second playthrough of Mystery Dungeon after HeartGold. The chat used Democracy to name their Charmander "Abby", their Magnemite "Wattson", and their group "Team z33k", after a prominent Twitch Plays Pokémon member the other players viewed as one of the several 'chat leaders'.
LuigiThe Player Character during the intermission for Mario Party DS. Luigi as a penchant of doing nearly nothing in certain mini-games, setting himself up for constant losses. This does not stop him from trying.
- Achilles' Heel: Any mini-game that requires the use of the touch-screen outside simple tapping is impossible with the program the streamer uses. This causes a number of guaranteed losses.
- Arch-Enemy: To Peach and Toad, at least according to the mob. Their constant victories over a nearly-comatose Luigi probably helped.
- Ascended Meme: Played straight, but with an inverted outcome. Luigi did not in fact win by doing absolutely nothing.
- Crazy Enough to Work: Sometimes not moving can create victory. Other times, the plan is overly crazy and fails.
- Determinator: No matter how many times Luigi loses, he constantly gets back up for more.
ABnp3a (Lady A.B. III)The main character in the livestream of Pokémon Conquest, during the intermission between Black and Black 2. She has been interpreted as an ancestor to several characters, including Napoleon and Bill. Her Eevee evolved into Vaporeon.
- Loose Canon: Her entire game represents this, with it's exact status being still debated. Is Lady A.B. a canon host? Was she not a host but her story canon? Are all intermission games non-canon? Due to the Ascended Fanon nature of TPP, we may never know.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Inverted. Despite the 1500s Japanese get-up and motif, it is hinted that Pokémon Conquest takes place in the modern day, one of the rival warlords making an off comment about how, in far off lands, Pokémon Trainers use Pokéballs to carry Pokémon, which is a very recent invention.
- Lady of War
- Les Yay: Implied between ABnp3a and Oichi.
- Making a Splash: Used a Vaporeon.
- Pals with Jesus: Linked with Arceus, who is commonly associated with being the Streamer themselves.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: While generally considered a true host of the voices, just like Red and the others, the different setting and gameplay of her game makes her adventure with the voices far different.
Orlando (Orlando Birch)The host of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo, and thus treated much like A.B. III: as a true host, but not from one of the main series games.
- Beach Episode: Often took breaks from the action to just splash around running on the beach.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Kept dragging Steven all over the islands during the demo for a solid 24 hours, despite Steven repeatedly reminding him to go home and get some rest.
- Determinator: He will not give up on a battle, no matter how many times he blacks out when he loses. In fact, the last thing he does before the Omega Ruby demo ends is go up against another wild Pokemon despite his low HP and PP.
- Generation Xerox: May have summoned the Voices to choose him as a host, just like his mother/sister-in-law, A. Also picked the Torchic-line starter like she did, though his evolved.
- Kid from the Future: Often interpreted as the child of Camila A. Slash and Brendan T. Birch, though other intepretations state him as being Brendan's younger brother, and by extension A's brother-in-law.
- An Ice Person: He usually fights most of his battles with a Glalie by his side.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: With Arty, as the Mob picked the male host for Omega Ruby proper, too. Somewhat justified when one of the two most prominent theories places him as Arty's great-uncle and the other is tied to the theory that Arty is a clone of Orlando.
- Mentor Ship: Steven took him in and acted as a mentor and assisted him in his tasks, and in some interpretations they became an Official Couple.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: After the defeat of Bill and Cly's encounter with Celebi, the hosts had united to fix the splintered timeline; Orlando's trip to the past is often seen as the last thing that needed to be done to fix the timeline (though other worlds getting messed up and then converging kind of undid that).
- Strong Family Resemblance: To his father, Brendan, given that his character design is a revamp of Brendan's.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Like Lady A.B. III, he's not from a main series game (but he is from a demo of one), giving him some different adventures...
GanondorfWielder of the Triforce of Power and recurring vessel of the Demon King Demise's Utter Hatred towards the Chosen Hero of the Triforce of Courage and Hylia's Human Avatars across space and time.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He was the first guy to knock out Master Hand, What do you expect?
- Trademark Favorite Food: According to the Mob, he's grown a fondness for Cheese ever since his days pasteurizing spoiled milk into the stuff, to the point where He often cooks Lasagna for his men! He even cooks cheeseburgers for the Smashers he rooms with, What A Guy!
NessA youth with the borrowed psychokenetic powers of his friend Paula. Among a few weapons, Ness wields yo-yos and Ness' signature baseball bat... although these were never used.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When the mob finally managed to maneuver through the menus to get online, a member of the chat had also joined in and only used the Mr. Saturn shirted Ness while winning constantly with the use of only two heavily spammed moves, PK Fire and PK Thunder. The chat could not escape due to the lack of being able to cooperate and spam the B button to leave the character select screen until one of the streamers themselves bailed them out due to high demand. The phrase PK Riot was used throughout to express how annoyed the mob was.
King DededeThe Self-Proclaimed King of Dream Land was seen as a favorite to use in Super Smash Bros. 3DS. It is unknown if the king was really happy about this.
- Achilles' Heel: Stages that move by itself... did not go well with the voices.
- Combat Pragmatist: Throws an onslaught of Gordos at his enemies.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Ends up happening to him.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: Super Dedede Jump. Rather useful, powerful, and covers a lot of distance. Sometimes too much.
- No Indoor Voice: Dedede makes his presence known with demonic, alien-sounding screams.
Bowser Jr.The son of Bowser, and a formidable foe in Smash Bros. 3DS.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Took many, many attempts to unlock.
Master HandThe surpreme deity of the Super Smash Bros. Universe and presumably, the Twitch Plays Pokemon Universe
- Always Someone Better: Oh, Good gods, is Master Hand this to the Streamer.
- Kingof All Cosmos: as the Fandom Arson of Pizzawinners has proven.
- Humanity Ensues: Some interpetations of the the Lore claim him to be the one behind the humanizations of all the hosts.
- Reality Warper: Even Moreso than, again, the Streamer.
- Too Spicy For Yog Sogoth: The Master Core, Holy Hell, The Master Core. Lord knows if it would lead into something interesting in ORAS.