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AKA Vinesauce's look-alike, Vinny acts as the audience's portal into the world of Tomodachi Life. Effectively Vineland Island's mayor and landlord, he controls the day-to-day activities of his islanders. Vinny and Vinesauce are effectively interchangeable, to the point that Vinny often refers to Vinesauce as himself.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Southbird tends to call him Vin.
  • As Himself: As the series progresses, he begins acting "in-character" as Vinesauce's look-alike more frequently, particularly during the Jahns' story arc. This extends to art segments otherwise unrelated to Tomodachi Life.
  • Audience Surrogate: Often mirrors the viewers' reactions to the islanders' oddness. Best seen in the intro to episode 50, where he's confused by the sudden presence of Mulder and Scully, as well as the equally sudden reappearance of Wario.
  • Author Appeal: Several characters from games and TV shows he likes have appeared as characters in the streams.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Memes. Specifically, meme islanders. As of the start of the Survivor Edition, only Ben remains. In episode 49, while suffering from the Jahns' mind control, a Freudian Slip implies that he sees all the islanders as memes.
    • If the game spells something out instead of pronouncing it, he tends to get annoyed (particularly with Two Faced's catchphrase and HOTDOG's nickname).
    • Various islanders' voices tend to get on his nerves. While Seabiscuit's voice had the excuse of genuinely hurting his ears due to the way it frequently spikes in pitch and volume, the rest are hated for other, less painful reasons.
    • As the series progressed, he started to get easily irritated whenever an islander farts, good examples being Dolan and Vineschnoz. This wasn't the case earlier in the series, because Witch once caused him to burst into laughter and most other occurrences simply got a brief comment if they weren't completely ignored.
      "Did Dolan just fart? Because I think it might be time to evict him, too."
      "Nice fart, Vineschnoz. I really hate this Vineschnoz guy."
  • Big "NO!": A common response when he strongly disagrees with an in-game event, most notably when the game almost makes Vinesauce and Alpaca a couple.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Prone to this when the game catches him off-guard (which is often).
  • Big "YES!": Does this when Alpaca informs him that she and BonziBUDDY are going to have a baby. He also reacts this way when his Mii gets together with Cling On.
  • Brainwashed: The Jahn Army appear to be doing this to him. He occasionally shows signs of resisting, but still shows no recollection of the destruction he is wreaking amongst his islanders.
    "I feel like I've been doing terrible things... but I have no recollection...."
  • Catchphrase: He has his Mii say "Good" because he himself has a tendency to say it. Early in the series, he says the word multiple times in a row.
  • Comical Overreacting: A common result of in-game events, such as when he found out that the beach apartment he gave to Waluigi contained a live crab.
  • Cruel Player-Character God: He can go into this very easily. Some of his crimes include purposefully feeding someone their least favorite food, giving them embarrassing outfits or bad apartments, refusing their requests for food and other things, deliberately failing their marriage attempts, and evicting them for doing something that slightly annoys him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Likes to crack quite a few quips.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Episode 48 has him speaking of the Jahns with noticeable reverence, making sure to take care of them. Combined with their in-game Assimilation Plot, it appears that they've got to him. The next episode shows that he's just straight-up snapped.
  • Heel Realization: After Walrus is spurned by Two Faced, a montage shows the two drifting further apart, after which Vinny silently gives Walrus a sausage to cheer him up, and subsequently a new apartment.
  • The Host: Of the main series and the Collection corruptions episode.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • He often expresses a dislike of certain options when the game gives him a say in something (usually involving relationships with his Mii or Two Faced), but chooses them anyway. An exception would be when the game asked him if he was OK with his Mii dating Alpaca, and he actually told the game he wasn't.
    • When Hailey was born, he told the game he didn't care if she ended up being a boy or a girl, but said otherwise afterward:
      Lamb Chop: Are you hoping we had a boy or a girl?
      Vinny: "I don't care...." (Picks "Either is great!")
      Lamb Chop: "It's a girl!"
      Vinny: "Goddammit, I wanted a boy!"
  • In-Series Nickname: He's almost always called Vinesauce's look-alike by the islanders. The only exception would be that he's referred to as "Vinny's spitting image" in the Tomodachi Collection corruptions (his Mii in that game, which wasn't made by him, isn't named Vinesauce).
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Could have easily discouraged Two Faced from confessing to Walrus, but he let them get together just so that something interesting could happen on the island. Which eventually did happen, but in a way Vinny never expected.
  • Kayfabe: The whole "Jahn mind control" bit.
  • Laughing Mad:
    • He does this after giving Two Faced a ridiculous outfit in Episode 42. Southbird puts some emphasis on it with a "!!Maniacal Laughter Alert!!" (exact wording).
    • Shortly after beginning Quirky Questions in episode 49, we get this gem:
      "Heh... haha... there's three... there's three — FOUR Jahns!"
  • Little "No": Some in-game events provoke a far more subdued response than his many over-the-top reactions, such when he saw that Steve's Tomodachi Collection save file contains a Mii based on Kappa, the infamous Twitch emoticon (this was after he started using Twitch's chat feature more than Chatango).
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: He does some pretty spot-on impressions, including those of Mario and Luigi (in their Super Mario Bros. Super Show incarnations), Toad, Pee-wee Herman, Gordon Ramsay, Karl Pilkington, and more. His Stephen Merchant impression seems to be perpetually angry, however, and his attempt at a stereotypical cop impression sounds like Peter Griffin instead.
  • Reality Warper: As the player, Vinny has complete control over the island, though he rarely uses it for anything other than evicting islanders. Until the David Bowie special, where he makes the rash decision to reset the game on his own accord after a disastrous proposal attempt. This is the only time a dimensional split has been caused by him rather than Jesus/Isaac.
  • Reflexive Response:
    • He's shown a habit of displaying the top screen more prominently than the touch screen when recording, particularly earlier in the series, because the former is the primary screen in most 3DS games and he does this with most 3DS games he streams. However, this game uses the touch screen quite heavily both as a display (particularly for text) and for controlling the game, so he later started zooming in on it as much as, if not more than, the top screen. In many of the videos Southbird made for in-game events using footage from multiple episodes, the bottom screen appears to gradually grow larger as the videos go on.
    • Earlier in the series, he tends to refer to the island as a village and the islanders as villagers, due to his past experiences streaming Animal Crossing games (Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released outside Japan about a year before Tomodachi Life), and acknowledges the latter in Episode 24 when he's giving Lamb Chop a hot dog costume. He later does the opposite and refers to his Animal Crossing: New Leaf villagers as islanders when streaming that game in May 2016.
  • Sanity Slippage: Episode 49 shows him losing it several times (leading him to kill Wii Fit Trainer, change the island's name's pronunciation to "Jahnland Island", and almost delete all of his save data.
  • Straight Man: Acts as this to virtually all of Vineland Island.
  • Unreliable Narrator: His viewpoint is often distorted. For example, his exaggerated loathing of Walrus lasts until Two Faced betrays him in episode 37, and he repeatedly denies sabotaging Two Faced and Vinesauce's respective attempts to propose. Fan art often depicts him as a cruel god because of this.
  • The Voice: Subverted. While he's the one playing the game and he generally doesn't use a facecam (unlike some of the other Vinesauce streamers, like Fred), a number of segments using the 3DS's camera caused him to end up having a few onscreen moments regardless of this.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Parodied. He freaks out when he sees that Waluigi's beach-themed apartment contains a live crab.

    Captain Southbird

A Vinesauce fan that indirectly contributed to the series via his "SB Edits", condensed versions of each stream that also add some things. Managed to get directly involved after Vinny discovered him via an unrelated project of his. Self-admitted Cling On fanboy.

  • Audience Surrogate: Serves as this in the SB Edits.
  • Author Avatar: A roboticized Southbird. It occasionally makes cameos in the SB Edits.
  • Becoming the Mask: The reason Southbird gave a disproportionately large amount of attention to Cling On in the SB Edits was because he wanted to see if it would have an effect on the character's popularity (as Vinny disliked her a lot at the time); it wasn't because of being a fanboy of her. The scheme worked a little too well, causing her to become Southbird's favorite by the time the original run of the series was nearing its end. Within months of Vinny's discovery of Southbird and the SB Edits, she began to grow on him as well, leading to him actually getting excited when his Mii successfully asks her out, even telling the game he's OK with it (in contrast to his Mii's encounter with Alpaca).
  • Call-Back: Likes to reference earlier parts of the series whenever relevant.
  • Caption Humor: One of the major additions in the SB Edits is Southbird's commentary in the form of onscreen text. Often leads to this, given the nature of the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tends to put in a snarky comment whenever Vinny says or does something stupid or morally questionable, or whenever the weirdness of the series shows itself. He provides snarky commentary with his actual voice during the "Totally Normal Visit to the Island" video, in addition to giving the video itself a Sarcastic Title. In the comments for the "Totally Normal" video, at least one person joked that Vinny's snarkiness rubbed off on him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In Episode 8, when Vinny firsts hears Cling On:
    Vinny: "Oh, is that a horrible voice!"
    Southbird: [via text] (I think the voice is adorable. Maybe we'll compromise with adhorrible?)
  • Fanboy: Of Vinesauce as a whole, but especially this series. Not to mention his extreme love for Cling On.
  • The Host: Of all of the episodes in his copies of the game, though the only one he commentated in was the Totally Normal Island (which also features his brother, Zydelski, who had previously helped with Super Mario Bros. 3Mix).
  • In-Series Nickname: His islanders erroneously refer to him as "BootlegVin's look-alike" because most of his copies started off with his Vinny knockoff rather than a Mii of himself. When Zydelski joins him in his non-Vinesauce streams, such as the "Totally Normal" Tomodachi Life episode, the two are often referred to as "SB+Z" in the videos' titles.
  • Manipulative Editing: Sometimes, his edits directly change parts of the series. A good example is how, in the full streams (specifically, Episodes 46-47), Vinny simply pretends to forget Skelorita, and adds HOTDOG the next episode and pretends he's always been around. In the SB Edits, Skelorita's eviction is covered up in-universe via a news broadcast saying that she never existed, but HOTDOG has always been around.
  • Mister Exposition: The SB Edits intend to make the series much more clean and understandable (often in the form of cutting less important content, such as Vinny changing Miis' settings), making him serve as this. Also, he makes sure to point out which islanders are assimilated during the Jahn Invasion (as well as Tucker's seemingly random change in apartment), something that can be confusing in the full stream.
  • Mythology Gag: Southbird clearly knows about Vinesauce history, and will reference Vinny's other streams at times.
  • Promoted Fanboy: invoked By the time the Survivor Edition starts, he is an official stream editor, attends the streams live as a chat mod, and has some control over the series' direction.
  • Only Sane Man: While he can't show it as much as Vinny (and isn't as much of a Straight Man), Southbird is decidedly the most rational character in the series, even if he's just an outside observer. Especially when Vinny gets mind-controlled during the Jahn Invasion.
  • Sensory Abuse: A huge fan of this, especially whenever a doorbell sounds. It's all for humor potential.
  • The Voice: Unlike Vinny, he doesn't make a proper appearance in the series, only commenting via captions added to the shortened versions of the streams. He also hasn't shown his face online, in contrast to how Vinny had shown what he looks like even before his 3DS's camera caused him to appear within the game itself. It got to the point where when he made a Miitomo account, he used Cling On as his look-alike Mii instead of a Mii of himself, while his European and Japanese copies of Tomodachi Life have BootlegVin set as his look-alike. However, he does use a Mii presumably of himself on Nintendo Network and Miiverse. He did finally speak during one of his strangest out-of-band videos.


Southbird's brother and "co-host" of some of Southbird's non-Vinesauce streams. His only Tomodachi Life-related appearance came in the form of comments made during Southbird's "Totally Normal" Tomodachi Life stream.

  • Deadpan Snarker: It seems to run in the family, because while he doesn't provide as many voiceovers as Southbird as he's presumably not actually in control of the game at any point, he still cracks a few quips at times, such as sarcastically clearing his throat after a bizarre occurrence of an islander claiming to be offering a gift despite being the one who wants something (which Southbird described as the islanders "being sly about it" after it happened again).
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He left YouTube comments for SB Edits of Vinny's streams before actually having a role in a stream himself.
  • The Host: He often provides additional commentary when his brother streams independently of Vinesauce.
  • In-Series Nickname: He and Southbird are referred to as "SB+Z" in the titles of some of the latter's videos.
  • The Voice: We don't actually see him in Southbird's streams.

Miscellaneous in-game characters

    Non-Mii characters (in-game) 

Sometimes, the insanity isn't limited to just the islanders. Characters built into the game are just as subject to Vinny's warped imagination.

Tomodachi Life shopkeepers

Frightening creatures with wooden blocks for heads, appearing only in the North American version of the game. Despite looking like hellspawn, they run the island's shops while the islanders are busy.

  • The Blank: Their faces are wooden blocks with vaguely defined features.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Vinny was creeped out by them upon seeing them and considers them to be abominations.
  • Out of Focus: The SB Edits rarely show them, particularly after the island's population becomes large enough that they don't need to run the shops as often.

Scrumin' Birt

A constantly wailing crow that sounds like a person being murdered. Often served with rau meet and live feesh.

  • Ascended Extra: First introduced a standard Tomodachi sound clip (which sounds like screaming) that Vinny found particularly stand-out, which turned out to be coming from a bird (hence the name).
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saved Vinesauce from marrying Balegdah by causing a coaster derail. To date, this is the only time it has appeared on-screen. It's later inverted, as its arrival during Vinesauce's proposal to Cling On distracted the latter and prevented things from getting any better afterwards.
  • Creepy Crows: It's a crow whose cry sounds like screaming instead of a brief "caw" sound, and it's been shown to be a hazard at the amusement park.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After previously stopping Vinesauce from marrying Balegdah, it stopped Vinesauce from marrying Cling On during the David Bowie special. However, this goes by Vinny's views, otherwise it's just a particularly chaotic neutral.
  • Feathered Fiend: In addition to terrifying the populace, it also caused a deadly roller coaster crash. It also was the start of a chain reaction that led to the island's third dimensional split.
  • Funetik Aksent: Based on a non-native English speaker's pronunciation of "screaming bird" (a name that originally belonged to a dish served at the restaurant the person in question was advertising).
  • Hell Is That Noise: The first time Vinny heard it, he freaked out.
  • In-Joke: Its name is derived from a commercial for a medieval-themed restaurant that became an in-joke for Vinny.
  • The Reveal: We finally get to see what it looks like when Vinesauce fails to propose to Balegdah in Episode 31.
  • The Voice: Subverted; while it took just over 30 episodes before we actually get to see it instead of just hearing it, we finally do see that it's just a crow in Episode 31. The main reason it freaked Vinny out was because he didn't know the noise was simply a bird call.


Vinesauce's dog, standing in for Vinny's (sadly deceased, as of 2016) real dog. Prone to glitching on-camera.

  • Artificial Stupidity: Sometimes, she'll just wander in circles or stand completely still.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Vinny has made fun of her seemingly poor coding, particularly regarding her behavior, such as how she often either runs around in circles.
  • Legacy Character: Molly isn't one dog, per se, but whatever dog Vinesauce is renting at the moment. As such, her color and even breed change.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The in-game dogs come from small breeds and the real Molly was fairly small herself.

Sad Seagull

A juvenile herring gull captured in an "artsy photo" by Lamb Chop, which was titled "Surrounded by Sadness". The Sad Seagull is, as you'd expect, surrounded by sadness.

  • The Eeyore: Constantly portrayed as depressed in fan art, leading to depictions of it with the Bootleg Mario Bros.
  • Expy: Could be considered Sponge and Pretzel's answer to Yoshi, as in some fan art, it's portrayed as being large enough to ride on. Miis are depicted as being very small in Tomodachi Life, as seen in several news reports (such as one that features them using leaves as boats), so a realistically proportioned gull would be rather large in comparison.
  • Fan Dumb: invoked Southbird initially connected it to a Vinesauce fan who insulted Vinny for evicting Dolan (one of the least-liked islanders in the series).
  • Feathered Fiend: Southbird once interpreted it as the Vinesauce fan who got angry at Vinny for deleting Dolan.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The original photo, "Surrounded by Sadness", had a completely random name that Vinny found amusing and viewers took as referring to the gull's mood. This isn't the only randomly named photo, as Bub Skebulba ended up titling photos "Springtime Meanie" (a picture of a tree) and "Street-Corner Horror" (a picture of icicles).
  • Power-Up Mount: It's been depicted as Sponge and Pretzel's counterpart to Yoshi.

Tomodachi Collection shopkeepers

Bag-headed kurokos (Japanese stagehands) that run the shops in Tomodachi Collection, corruptions or not. In Tomodachi Life, they only appear in the Japanese release.

  • The Blank: Unlike the "Blockheads" from the North American release of Life, they just wear paper bags on their heads with no features at all.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Even more so than the Blockheads from Tomodachi Life, in Vinny's eyes. He actually thought they were corruptions at first.
  • Out of Focus: They gradually drift out of the spotlight once Vineschnoz starts to replace them at the shops.

Vuntt Sk'dilda

An imperfect tulpa of Vinny. His hands are the ones that appear onscreen and he is the one who informs the islanders if they have something stuck to them.

  • Adapted Out: Though he was occasionally referenced and even quoted in the full stream, only a single reference made it into Southbird's condensed stream.
  • Ascended Extra: Vinny didn't decide that the hands in the game belonged to another one of his doppelgangers until very late in the series.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Blankfaece interprets him as being very bizarre-looking. He's not evil, though.
  • Inherited Illiteracy Title: His first name resembles a mistyped version of Vinny's.
  • Nice Guy: He's always willing to assist Vinny in helping the islanders (including the less friendly ones) with any of their problems, no matter how trivial.
  • Overused Copycat Character: Vinny came up with him after we already had Vinesauce, Vlinny, and Vineschnoz. BootlegVin came not long after.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's over 5,000 years old, despite Vinny being 30 when he came up with him.
  • Tulpa: Blankfaece's art of him refers to him as an imperfect tulpa of Vinny, not elaborating further than that.
  • Vocal Evolution: Vinny uses an accent of unspecified origin even before deciding he's a separate character, though the accent is the primary difference from Vinny's normal voice early on. By the time he's established as a separate character, the voice Vinny uses changes to one closer to the one he used in a Duke Nukem parody video he made before starting Vinesauce.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Whenever Vinny quotes him, he does so with the foreign-sounding accent, despite him not sounding much different from Vinesauce in-game. Around when Vinny decides the voice is coming from a separate character, the voice has become similar to the one he originally used in a Duke Nukem parody video for Duke himself (instead of Duke's usual American accent).


An unseen character repeatedly referred to by the inhabitants of Southbird's "Totally Normal Island".

  • The Ace: Everyone on the Totally Normal Island has great respect for them and great concern for their health.
  • Eldritch Abomination: They don't actually appear in the episode, reality is apparently decaying around them, and merely saying their name causes the game to glitch, with the text-to-speech program simply skipping it.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Gaben once caught them eating something that wasn't edible.
    Gaben: Take that out of your mouth, ⍰⍰⍰! It's not edible!
  • The Ghost: Never seen at all; their name is also skipped over entirely when used in conversation.
  • Glitch Entity: On a coding level, ⍰⍰⍰ only exists to prevent crashes. If an islander's Mad Libs Dialogue mentions a Mii, but the game can't process which Mii is being mentioned, then it places the three question mark blocks there and skips over the name.Further explanation 
  • My Name Is ???: Technically, their name is three question marks in blocks ("⍰⍰⍰"). This isn't pronounced, so the text-to-speech engine skips over it entirely (not unlike what the game normally does with Greek and Cyrillic letters).
  • Mysterious Stranger: The only clue to their identity is that they're not Dolan (who denies being them at one point, for no real reason, adding that Southbird is the only one who "doesn't know what's going on"). It's possible there are even multiple ⍰⍰⍰s, as Little Mac mentioned them three times in a row in a single line of dialogue, with the middle one being colored green in text.
  • Mythology Gag: Mayor Vine visits multiple hacked dream towns called "⍰⍰の" in an early 2016 stream focusing on hacked Animal Crossing: New Leaf towns.

    One-off Miis 

Somewhere, in a more pixelated world, another island (whose name is unknown) full of freaks can be found. In many ways, it is like Vineland, but prone to nightmarish anomalies.

Meanwhile, on another island named SB Eurolan, the residents are multilingual and English in particular is spoken with an upper-class British accent and in a very refined manner. The first to move in is another Vinny doppelganger. Said doppelganger then moved to yet another island in Japan (whose name is never shown), where people have robotic-sounding voices.

An American island known as the Totally Normal Island (seen here) features islanders who continually move oddly and engage in "rap battles" featuring lists of tropes. The residents also seem to be obsessed with "coming up here to fart" (despite "fart" being a banned word). Another American island, whose name is unknown, appears in Southbird's "Metadachi Life" video and features characters who parrot YouTube comments, which leads to a greater amount of self-awareness and fourth wall-breaking than in the base game.

Weinerless Steve

"Is Vinny's spitting image a nocturnal person?"

  • Source: Real person (The corruptions' provider)
  • Debut: Tomodachi Collection corruptions
  • Creator: We-Steve (Weinerless Steve)

One of the site's zanier fans, responsible for sending Vinny crazy corruptions and shovelware shit.

  • Author Avatar: He's the Mii of the person who provided the game's corruptions for Vinny.
  • Mythology Gag: On the old Vinesauce forums, Steve said he based his Mii on his avatar on various sites, which is a screenshot of Link from one of Vinny's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time corruption streams. The huge eyes and lips were the closest he could get to the image of Link with mouths for eyes and a distorted mess for a mouth, respectively.
  • The Noseless: He doesn't appear to have a nose.
  • Smug Smiler: His default expression has a huge, big-lipped smile.

Jahnette (Jahnette Jahn)

"I'm still up..."

  • Source: Jahn
  • Debut: Tomodachi Collection corruptions
  • Creator: We-Steve (Weinerless Steve)

A renegade Jehn who may have been exiled to the island, Jahnette was originally the only female Jahn to exist. She is also the only Jahn to reside on the Corrupted Island.

  • The Corruption: She breaks the game more than her neighbors.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Originally, she was the sole counterpart to the Jahns, who were all male at the time.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Considering that female Jahns are called Jehns, it seems that Jahnette's name is actually a name instead of a species/title. This makes her the only named Jahn other than Lumber Jahn.
  • The Smurfette Principle: "The Jahnette Principle", that is. She was the only female Jahn until Episode 48 of the main series, when the Jehns came with the Jahn Army.

Kappa (Josh Kappa)

"Vinny's spitting image! It's been a week since I met you."

  • Source: Twitch
  • Debut: Tomodachi Collection corruptions
  • Creator: We-Steve (Weinerless Steve)

The chat's insipid sarcasm in human form. Can be summoned by typing "greyface" (with no spaces).

  • Ascended Meme: After being posted about five hundred times a minute, every stream, ever, it's finally his time to shine... or not. An unintentional reference to his inspiration appeared in a Tomodachi Life stream, when Cling On was given "Qapla" as a catchphrase, which she pronounced more like "Kappa".
  • The Dreaded: Parodied; he's the living embodiment of a meme that Vinny has to put up with every day. As such, when they meet each other, Vinny lets out a Little "No" and refuses to check on Kappa for the rest of the stream.
  • The Generic Guy: Nothing of note happens to him during the stream. He is also the most "normal"-looking islander.
  • Mythology Gag: "Kappa" is an incredibly infamous emote on Twitch (the site Vinny streams on), being the go-to sign of sarcasm. Here, his first name being "Josh" is a reference to Josh DeSeno, the Twitch employee whose face is used for the emote.
  • Out of Focus: Vinny isn't terribly fond of the fact that he's here, so he had an opportunity to cause trouble. He squanders it by doing nothing. Instead, most weirdness was from Vineschnoz, who ended up being Out of Focus himself in the main series.
  • Troll: He owes his existence to this.

Vineschnoz (Vine Schnozz)

"We've got hot news."

  • Source: Original character (Based on a real person)
  • Debut: Tomodachi Collection corruptions
  • Birthday: Unlisted
  • Personality: Fun — Shiny
  • Blood Type: Unlisted
  • Creator: We-Steve (Weinerless Steve)

Another Vinny clone, this time with the correct mouth but a massive nose. Don't ask him about his former career as a baseball player.

  • Berserk Button: He hates being reminded of his fans, and even the word "fan" angers him.
  • Breakout Character: He steals the show during the corruptions episode, which is probably why he managed to get off it and into the main cast.
  • Canon Immigrant: Moves to Vineland Island in Episode 50.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs most businesses on the corrupted island, especially the local news network. Since he's associated with data corruption, he's corrupt in more than one sense.
  • The Corruption: Not to the same extent as Jahnette, but the simple act of giving him a fan crashed the game. In addition, at least two news reports (presumably by him) ended up with severely corrupted graphics and text.
  • Creator Backlash: In-universe, he came to hate baseball and everything about it, refuses to speak about it. That doesn't stop him from wearing his own jersey, though, and his hatred seems to be more focused towards his fans.
  • Evil Knockoff: Of Vinesauce. Unlike Vlinny from Vineland Island, he seems to have significant control over the corrupted island's commerce, as he operates the stores to some extent and has a near monopoly on the news media. Then, he moves to Vineland Island and, shortly afterward, makes it clear that he thinks it would be a good idea to delete the island.
  • Fan Dumb: invoked When he was a baseball player, his fans got crazy and he ended up despising them as a result.
  • Fan Hater: invoked He hates his own fans because they got too overwhelming for him during his baseball career.
  • Gag Nose: His defining feature.
  • Gratuitous English: When forced to sing in English, he doesn't do very well. In addition, Tomodachi Collection's awkward fan translation makes the game's description of his own personality sound odd. However, he learns proper English by the time he leaves for Vineland Island.
    "kick へ baby Go go go kiss へ toilet"
  • Gratuitous Japanese: "We've got hot news. Rank! DESU. MASU. This is the end of our hot news. Schnozz reported."
  • Intercourse with You: His new song seems to about him getting a blowjob from Dolan for his birthday.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Baseball player, news anchor, cashier, singer....
  • Occidental Otaku: He's a clone of a white American man, but that doesn't stop him from using Gratuitous Japanese and singing enka.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Creepy, easily enraged, and with a honking duck bull for a nose.
  • Spell My Name with an S: For unknown reasons, his last name has two Zs, while his nickname does not. For consistency, this was carried over when he appeared on Vineland Island.
  • Vague Age: He's among the few residents of the corrupted island whose full profile is seen and it's shown that Steve left his date of birth (as well as his blood type) completely blank.
  • Verbal Tic: He inserts random "e" ("へ") sounds into his song lyrics.
  • Worst News Judgement Ever: His "news" reports tend to be a mix of word salad and conspiracy theories.
    "We've got hot news. ents!"

Jabba (Jabba Pug)

"I'm practicing winking."

  • Source: Vinny's Nintendogs corruption stream
  • Debut: Tomodachi Collection corruptions
  • Creator: We-Steve (Weinerless Steve)

Vinny's faithful canine companion. Wherever corruptions go, Jabba will follow.

BootlegVin (Bootleg Vinny)

"Quality expected."

  • Source: Original character (Based on a real person)
  • Debut: Euro Vineland Island Episode 1
  • Birthday: November 5
  • Favorite Color: Dark Green
  • Personality: Outgoing Trendsetter
  • Creator: Unlisted (Captain Southbird)

QR Code (Mii Maker QR Code)

A Vinesauce knockoff from an alternate Vineland Island that's located... somewhere in Europe. Later moved to another alternate island in Japan, seemingly serving as an ambassador. He also popped up on a "totally normal" island, which is American like the original Vineland Island.

  • Catchphrase: When he's happy: "Quality expected". Only in the European game.
  • Cloning Blues: Averted; he knows that he's a knockoff of Vinny, but he's more than fine with it. This sentiment is shared by most of the other bootleg islanders, with the exception of Dheerse, who seems to desire being real.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Salami is his worst and oranges are his worst ever.
  • Fake American: invoked Despite being established as being European, he speaks with an American accent on the Totally Normal Island, though he does so perfectly.
  • Good Counterpart: To Vineschnoz. While 'Schnoz is completely bonkers, ill-tempered, runs most of the services on the corrupted island, and butchers his speech, BootlegVin is normal, calm, generally leaves the islanders to their own devices, and is 100% fluent in at least six languages. In addition, both were created by Vinesauce affiliates; Vineschnoz was made by Weinerless Steve (a zany fan who typically makes corruptions for Vinny), while BootlegVin was made by Captain Southbird (a more level-headed partner who focuses on stream highlights and programming). He also lacks Vlinny's Ambiguously Evil nature; whereas Vlinny is portrayed as evil, despite rarely showing it, BootlegVin is only portrayed in a positive light.
  • I Am Very British: The real Vinny is American, while the various Miis based on him had previously only spoken American English (in the main streams) or Japanese (in the corruption stream). This version of Vinny is introduced giving a news report spoken in English with a Received Pronunciation accent, though he lacks this trait when speaking other languages and speaks American English on the Totally Normal Island
  • Mythology Gag: Using "bootleg" to describe anything applicable is a Running Gag on Vinesauce as a whole, though it tends to be more associated with Joel (who's streamed several counterfeit video games) than Vinny.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The only person on the foreign islands (barring Bootleg Ben Drowned, who only appears on the European island) that looks different from their normal Vineland version. This is because a "look-alike" islander can't be created with a QR Code, as players don't have access to the Town Hall until after creating two islanders.
  • Omniglot: When on the European island, he shows himself to be fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian (Southbird said that Dutch was supposed to have been added in an update, but we never see him speak it). He can also speak Japanese a hundred times better than Vineschnoz can and can also speak with a perfect American accent.
  • Only Sane Man: Seems to be the most normal of all the Vinny clones, lives on the most refined of the islands, and is trusted enough to be an ambassador and representative. He's also the only one even trying to understand what's going on at the Totally Normal Island.
  • Perma-Stubble: Averted, as he lacks the trademark stubble that Vinny, his Mii, and all the other copycats have.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Despite his upper-class manner, he has no problems with singing "Right Em' in the Wrong Hole" in his refined voice.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Seems to share Vinny's affinity for pizza, due to incorporating it into a zoom quiz. He also likes crab enough to go out with Witch when she offered it to him.
    • Popcorn is his super all-time favorite. As his all-time favorite doesn't exist in the North American version, which is the version owned by the creators of most (but not all) of the Miis in the main series, he doesn't have an all-time favorite food when added to that version.
  • What Does He See in Her?: Witch initiates a relationship with him on the Japanese island, even though Vinesauce and Witch have never been anything more than Just Friends on the normal Vineland Island. Maybe the gift of a crab was just too tempting.

Bootleg Ben Drowned

A knockoff of Ben Drowned on the European island. Has absolutely no presence there.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: On the Japanese bootleg island, he's replaced by the "real" Ben Drowned. Judging by the order islanders are shown in the "Islander Greetings" video, Alpaca was added second, but she has her own Mii, meaning Southbird must have deleted and replaced the second islander he was required to add.
  • Creepy Child: Averted; from what can be seen of him, he looks significantly less unsettling than his normal counterpart, including lacking the Slasher Smile.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: According to him and DK, Ralph putting hot mustard into a tomato is grounds for arrest. Then again, considering how peaceful and normal SB Eurolan is, this may be considered a serious offense there.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The only way to catch him in the Euro Vineland Island miniseries; he's in the graphic that accompanies BootlegVin's report about Ralph being arrested.
  • No Name Given: Since he's never seen in his apartment or talked about by other islanders, his actual name and nickname are never given out. If it weren't for Southbird mentioning him in comments, he wouldn't have any sort of title.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like BootlegVin, he's different from the original Ben because he was the second islander; adding a second islander is required by the game and can only be done by making a Mii from scratch or importing one from the system's internal Mii Maker, as the in-game QR Code scanner isn't available at that point in the game.
  • Out of Focus: Makes exactly one appearance in the four Euro videos, despite being there since the beginning, and he doesn't even get to speak.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted; he seems to be a member of SB Eurolan's police force alongside DK, and they both successfully arrest Ralph, who was putting hot mustard into tomatoes for some reason.

Other characters

    Non-Mii characters (other) 

Sometimes, characters don't even need to appear in Tomodachi Life or its predecessor to become part of the series.

Ricky and Steve

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the only friends of the island's resident roundy, baldy-heady twat. They have not appeared on the island, but are frequently mentioned in relation to Karl.

  • The Ghost: Unlike Karl, they never became islanders, so Vinny speaks for them.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Vinny's version of Steve seems to be easily angered, particularly by Karl.
  • No Indoor Voice: Vinny has admitted that his Stephen Merchant impression is at its best when done in an angry tone. As such, he's always exasperated with Karl.
  • The Quiet One: Ricky rarely speaks, as Vinny isn't proud of his impression of the man. This has been less pronounced as the episodes entered the thirties, but has not completely been faded out.
  • Talking to Himself: In-Universe, when Karl and Steve argue, Vinny does both voices.
  • Those Two Guys: While Vinny will talk about their careers individually, they always appear as a duo when in-character.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Karl admits that he needs them in a series of Quirky Questions.

The Memelord

A being of infinite malice, the Memelord resides in Hell and demands sacrifices in the form of tired old jokes. He grows hungrier with every new day, and the only things that can sate him are spicier memes.

  • Arc Welding: He is depicted as ruling over the corrupted island, meaning the Tomodachi Collection corruption stream is canon and takes place in Hell. His existence implies sinister things about the Jahn-Isaac alliance and the timeline split. A piece of fan art that appeared during the Survivor Edition's run depicts him as wanting Vineschnoz (who first appeared on the corrupted island) to be protected.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Along with the second Captain Jahn, he is the first real "evil" power in the series, especially since Satan turned out to not be very intimidating.
  • Big Red Devil: He's depicted as a red demon with large horns in fan art.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He is never mentioned by Vinny during the Survivor Edition, despite it having a focus on evicting islanders that presumably go to him. This could be because Jahn #3 or another rogue Jahn is manipulating Vinny into evicting islanders, though that also goes nowhere.
  • Discredited Meme: invoked His role in the streams is to get rid of dead Vinesauce-related memes.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He doesn't actually appear in person, though nevertheless his tendency to get rid of old memes is acknowledged.
  • Hell: Has his own special realm for Vinesauce memes, Vine Limbo.
  • Hero Killer: Before the series even began, he claimed Crackhead Johnny and Vinelady, among others. BonziBUDDY and Dolan, possibly others, were the next to fall.
  • Meaningful Name: His name refers to his role in getting rid of dead memes.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Prefers to get Vinny to do his dirty work.
  • Offscreen Villainy: Vinny lets the fan art community illustrate what the game can't (particularly because he never appeared in Mii form), and then incorporates what he likes into the narrative.


Vinesauce's resident streamer potato, who was somewhat involved in the Jahns' backstory.

  • The Fool: This Darren is essentially a caricature of the real Darren.
  • Funny Foreigner: He seems more out of it than the real Darren, and is also not from the same country as Vinny (he's Irish).
  • The Ghost: His involvement in the plot only comes up because Vinny mentioned it, due to the latter's policy against adding Miis based on other Vinesauce streamers (due to his belief that doing so would be playing favorites). The only other streamers mentioned in the series are Joel (for his cover of "Dragon's Dilda" and him sending Vinny an image of a Mario bootleg cartridge that Vinny interpreted as featuring the son of Witch and Waluigi) and Hootey (for his brief comment that a corrupted Mii looked like Glover in the Tomodachi Collection corruption stream).
  • Poor Communication Kills: After the Jahns failed to get cutlets from him (because he doesn't know what they are), they went overboard in trying to get them, all because they didn't know they could simply be bought.
  • The Scapegoat: Vinny claims the Jahn invasion happened because he doesn't know what a cutlet (the food the Jahns were desperately searching for) is. Vinny doesn't recognize that he's partly to blame because he gave Jahn #3 (the least mentally stable Jahn) the authority to call an invasion in the first place.
  • Stealth Insult: He appears to have been the target of one, as Jahn #2 (who would later reform and become Lumber Jahn) used "potato" as an insult at one point.


An angel under the service of Lady Palutena and the protagonist of the Kid Icarus series. One of Vinny's mains in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He comes out of nowhere after Vlinny defeats Two Faced during Episode 54's Battle Royale, being controlled by Vinny in one final test to see if Vlinny can stay. End result: Pit gets trounced.

  • Butt-Monkey: Just like in his home series; despite his minor presence, he manages to qualify because he gets beaten by Vlinny in his first and only battle.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He completely vanishes after Vlinny curbstomps him. Justified, because he's not an islander and his only purpose was being a living plot device.
  • Mythology Gag: Vinny is a fan of Kid Icarus: Uprising and the Kid Icarus-related content of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is primarily based on that installment.
  • The Worf Effect: Vinny's good at Smash, right? Not as good as Vlinny, apparently.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Since Vinny didn't set his controls properly, Pit wasn't nearly as strong as he could've been. This was a major factor in him losing.

Mayor Vine

The incredibly irresponsible mayor of the town of Da Burbs, who was previously the mayor of a town called Vineland (no relation to Vineland Island). As the main character of Vinny's Animal Crossing: New Leaf streams, he is only tangentially connected to Vineland Island... until the semi-canon crossover episode brings him there in an odd way.

As the crossover isn't considered a part of the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life series, tropes relating to Mayor Vine are found on his series' character page.

    Sponge-verse characters 

Thanks to Sponge being such a Breakout Character that is based on Mario, it's not surprising that the Super Sponge Bros. universe has its own share of quirky characters. Note that Sponge, Pretzel, and Banana (possibly) are a part of this universe, but they are also islanders and thus are on that page. The Sad Seagull, sometimes considered a Sponge-Verse character, is in the above folder.

Other Bootleg Mario Bros.

The epitome of taking a joke too far, Poptart is a hypothetical Mario Brother along the lines of Sponge and Pretzel. He is Vinny's go-to example for bad islander suggestions and his potential existence was Vinny's primary criterion for him ever liking Pretzel until Pretzel eventually grew on him.

Popcorn also received a one-off mention after the appearance of popcorn in the game led to Vinny considering that to be the name of another Mario Brother, while Vinny joked that someone should make a Mii based on Nario (a bland Mario knockoff who stars in a bad Game Maker fan game called Super Nario 64, which Vinny played in the second episode of The Shit Show).

  • Adaptational Villainy: Some fan artists portray Poptart as evil, though Vinny himself never gave him many traits other than a name and he primarily exists as a joke.
  • Camp Gay: Poptart is traditionally portrayed as a pink, frilly fairy.
  • Depending on the Artist: The lack of Miis for Poptart and Popcorn means that no standard design exists for either, in contrast to how Tucker's Mii led to an increase in popularity for Blankfaece's design for him. Clothing colors are generally given as pink for Poptart and yellow for Popcorn, but their other physical features are more varied.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Poptart and Popcorn were probably named after food because Pretzel, who was added around when Vinny thought of them, is named after food as well.
  • Expy:
    • Averted with Poptart and Popcorn; they're the only Sponge-verse characters who don't fill any Mario-verse characters' roles.
    • Played straight with Nario, whose creator wasn't even trying to make him much different from Mario.
  • Joke Character: Poptart and Popcorn are so terrible that they will never appear in the game. Vinny's opinion of Nario is roughly the same, regardless of how seriously he was taken by his creator.
  • Overused Copycat Character:
    • Poptart is basically a Sonic OC in Mario form. However, the fact that Popcorn only got a brief mention led to fan artists mostly ignoring him after the stream he was mentioned in.
    • Nario's clothing colors are the only way he differs from Mario in appearance.
  • Take That, Audience!: If your character is compared to Poptart, you have officially goofed.

Grunge and Schnitzel

The Wario and Waluigi to Sponge and Pretzel's Mario and Luigi. They were accidentally brought into existence after Vinny offhandedly suggested a Wa-Pretzel.

  • Depending on the Artist: No design has stuck for them yet, especially because such a thing would require the existence of officially approved Miis. Vinny couldn't be happier, as that means their popularity won't spiral out of control.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Pretzel and Schnitzel, who are counterparts to each other, are both named after foods from German-speaking countries.
  • Evil Counterpart: They're rivals to Sponge and Pretzel, similarly to how Wario and Waluigi are evil counterparts of Mario and Luigi.
  • Expy: Of Wario and Waluigi, being Evil Counterparts to Sponge and Pretzel, who themselves are expies of Mario and Luigi.
  • Fat and Skinny: Grunge and Schnitzel differ in weight in a similar fashion to Wario and Waluigi, who they're based on.
  • Joke Character: Vinny came up with them in a throwaway line and resented ever since.
  • Overused Copycat Character: As if Poptart wasn't bad enough. For those keeping score, Schnitzel is a copy of a copy of a copy.
  • The Pollyanna: One interpretation of "Wasponge" (AKA Grunge) depicts him as being constantly happy, the opposite of Sponge's perpetual sadness.

Apple Dave

A shirtless man with an apple for a head and a beautiful singing voice. Said to be the Sponge version of Toad. Associates of his include Pear Joe, Kiwi Kylie, and Star Fruit Blaze.

  • Ass Shove: One piece of art depicts Princess Chocolate as using Apple Dave as a hand puppet (imitating Princess Peach's Toad counter in Super Smash Bros.), putting her hand "up Apple Dave's apple ass" as Vinny put it.
  • Breakout Character: He quickly became a hit on the Vinebooru, and still pops up long after Vinny stopped doing regular Tomodachi Life streams.
  • Canon Immigrant: Apple Dave was eventually was "adopted" by Mike (a longtime friend of Vinny's) and GPM (a Vinesauce streamer who was inducted in 2016) to serve as a mascot. GPM had an avatar that resembled a purple, muscular version of him when he joined Vinesauce.
  • Cool Shades: They all have fruit heads, musical talent, and sunglasses as shared traits.
  • Expy: Of Toad, as both are short and have food-shaped heads. The other fruit-heads can be compared to alternate Toad colors.
  • The Man Behind the Man: This piece of art implies that he was the one who orchestrated most of the islanders' deaths, up to and including Dheerse, at Vinny's request.
  • Overused Copycat Character: He came about after copies of Mario and Luigi already existed, and when a character is described as "Wa-Wa-Wa Toad", something has gone wrong.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Pear Joe: The head of a pear and the voice of a rap superstar.
  • Professional Killer: Apple Dave's own creator, Lamango, interprets him as being hired to kill Birdo.
  • The Rock Star: Star Fruit Blaze: The head of a star fruit and the voice of a rock star.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, Vinny regards him as a "wretched creature". This only encouraged people to draw him more, despite his creator discouraging the creation of more knockoffs.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Apple Dave: The head of an apple and the voice of an angel.
  • Teen Idol: Kiwi Kylie: The head of a kiwi and the voice of a pop star.
  • Troll: Similarly to Poptart, Apple Dave's prominence can be attributed to Vinny being disgusted by him, naturally causing a massive fan art wave purely to anger him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Apple Dave's wardrobe doesn't include shirts.

Princess Chocolate

A hypothetical Princess who Pretzel wants to be married to. Vinny suggests her existence in Episode 54.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Most (though not all) of little fan art she has depicts her as dark-skinned (sticking with the "chocolate" theme), but since Kraskatalia is a fictional country, what race she would be is unclear.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Pretzel and Chocolate are both named after foods, both of which are often paired, not unlike the characters.
  • Expy: Vinny says she's one of Peach, but her connection to Pretzel, rather than Sponge (who was already associated with a deceased princess), makes her more similar to Princess Daisy. Unintentionally, her name is similar to that of an existing Mario-universe princess; Princess Shokora, the princess from Wario Land 4, has a name that's a transliteration of the French "chocolat" in Japanese.
  • Happily Married: Pretzel just wants a princess that can come around to his house and watch Netflix with him.

Sponge's Princess

The unnamed princess Sponge aims to rescue in Super Sponge Bros., replacing Peach from the vanilla Super Mario Bros.. At the end of the game, it turns out that she died waiting to be rescued.

  • Arc Welding: Often suggested to be the same princess that Sponge sings about in his ballad. Except she didn't leave him — she died waiting for him.
  • Damsel in Distress: The goal of Super Sponge Bros. is to rescue her, similarly to Peach in the game Super Sponge Bros. is derived from... only unlike Peach, she doesn't survive to be rescued.
  • Expy: Of Princess Peach, both being princesses the main characters must save.
  • I Will Wait for You: She died waiting for Sponge to save her.
  • No Name Given: Not named in her origin game, and none of the fans bothered to name her.
  • Posthumous Character: Only seen as a skeleton at the end of World 8-4.