Nicholas "Nick" Landis (born September 28th, 1988), better known amongst the internet as Lanipator (pronounced lan-ee-pah-TOR) is the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged, a member of Team Four Star, the group behind Dragon Ball Z Abridged, and was also affiliated with That Guy with the Glasses, with his show Outside the Otaku. He was also hired by Hi-Rez Entertainment to provide the voice of Rama in Smite.
He was one of the original participants in The War of the Abridged Series Creators, which started when he hung up on DAN GREEN (who was calling from the the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2nd anniversary party). This was also the point where Lanipator coined the phrase "Lanipwnd".
He has also done Let's Plays for the following games:
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- The Justine DLC
- As well as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
- Rise of Nightmares
- Dragon Ball Z - Ultimate Tenkaichi
Recently, he's begun a Twitch tabletop series called Role With Me
Roles aside from the above:
- The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Konishi Jaquim, Maeno Nagayasu, and Tomizuka Motoshige
- Assassination Classroom: Hashizume, Additional Voices
- Atop the Fourth Wall: Allen
- Borderlands 3: Ace, Bandit Zealots, Goremask, Additional Voices
- Chaos Dragon: Fugaku
- Death Battle: "Vegeta vs. Shadow" and "Goku vs. Superman": Vegeta, "Power Rangers vs. Voltron": Hunk
- Devil's Dare: Additional Voices
- Dragon Ball Kai: Reenactment Vegeta and Piccolo (for the original version of the scene)
- Fairy Tail: Rala the Hammer
- Gangsta.: Additional Voices
- Garo The Animation: Additional Voices
- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: Additional Voices
- Heavy Object: IU Officer
- Kyochuu Rettou: Kamijo Atsushi
- Ninja Slayer: Quicksilver
- Ping Pong: Additional Voices
- Rio -Rainbow Gate!-: Charlie
- RWBY: "Angry Businessman", Yuma, Ramen Shop Owner
- One Piece: Doma, Mendo
- Smite: Rama, Seventh Avatar of Vishnu
Provides examples of:
- Annoying Laugh: He's clearly good at it, take a listen to his laugh for Rama in Smite.
- Atomic F-Bomb:
- Detonates a nuke in this reaction video to TeamFourStar's Youtube account suspension. WARNING To say it reached Memetic Mutation levels would be putting it mildly.
- The F bomb was originally used in his review of Final Fantasy: Unlimited when he learns the two most annoying characters in the show share an episode together.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Discussed in his Berserk review, though dubbed Dynasty Warriors Syndrome therein.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: His original Amnesia LP was this before March 2016. It was among the large amount of gaming content that was removed from blip.tv, and it was never uploaded to Youtube, but Lani uploaded the episodes to Youtube after a fan sent him his archive of the videos.
- No Indoor Voice: His alternate persona, Magnus, because he's EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME!
- Man of a Thousand Voices: He provides voices for five Abridged Series:
- Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged, mostly a solo effort with help from his girlfriend and the occasional guest voice actor
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged, as Krillin, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Popo.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, as Lector.
- Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show, as Zabuza.
- Kämpfer Abridged, as Kämpfer Mikoto and Strangled Stray Dog.
- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged as The Major.
- He also does a pretty good impression of Marlon Brando.
- He voices Rama in Smite. May also double as Playing Against Type, since Rama is very calm and quiet. Except when he laughs.
- He voices multiple characters in RWBY, both playing for and against type: the enraged Ramen Shop Owner in Volume 5 sounds almost exactly like Abridged!Piccolo, while also playing the much quieter and sinister Yuma.
- Parody Sue: His custom character Spudz from his Ultimate Tenkaichi LP. He's constantly giving him absurd backstories like being the bastard child of Goku and Mr Popo (and somehow, Piccolo) and being half-dragon.
- Rated M for Manly: Magnus is EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME! and doesn't let you forget it. Azumanga Daioh is EXTREEEEEEEEEEME!Tomo: The sky is blue!Magnus: FUCK YEAH IT IS!
- The Scream: Seems to be a specialty of his. Two of the characters he's played have had extended, epic screams. He's also delivered one while not in character (see Atomic F-Bomb above).
- Shout-Out: A number of them. Like in his Let's Play of Justine, he tells his character to "Wake up. Grab your brush and put on a little make-up."
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: In his Amnesia: The Dark Descent Let's Play.
- Alexander: Do you truly see no good in me, or evil in Agrippa?Lanipator: No, all I see is your wang! Put some clothes on!
- Training Montage: Lanipator works out to Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk just to build up the strength to lift Guts' sword.