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Man on the Internet (Alex Beckham) is a YouTube channel in the vein of Brentalfloss specializing in lyricizing music from video games. Two of his works, Undertale the Musical and Chrono Trigger: The Musical, have their own pages.

This creator provides examples of:

  • Arc Words: All the Super Paper Mario songs have at least one utterance of, "Three cheers for the count". The only exceptions are Count Bleck and Dimentio’s songs. In Dimentio's case, it hints towards his status as The Starscream. In Bleck's case, it represents his self-loathing, because he can't even bring himself to cheer himself on.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Phosphora in Kid Icarus Uprising Bytes - Lightning Battle is openly hateful of humanity. In canon, she never displayed such traits, she just worked for Viridi and her opinion of humanity was unknown.
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  • Ascended Extra: Despite not having her own song, Nastasia gets her own song in the Super Paper Mario Musical Bytes by using the "Castle Bleck" theme.
  • As Long as There is Evil: 02 gives a line to this effect:
    For as long as there is fear
    The creeping shadow shall draw near
  • Awesome Aussie: Dingodile. Man on the Internet admitted to trying to fit in every bit of Australian slang he could that wasn't cursing (or vegemite).
  • Ax-Crazy: A majority of the antagonists have a few screws loose.
    • Ridley stands out even among the villains as his entire song is an ode to violence, death, and destruction.
  • Badass Boast: Bowser's verse of 'In the Final' is pretty much a long string of these.
    Bowser: I have conquered galaxies, Now I've stepped down to see, If a shadow can bleed!
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • In Battle of Award 42, shortly after the 3 minute mark, DJ Grooves and the Conductor sing different lines simultaneously. At this point, the on-screen lyrics become yellow for the Conductor and red for DJ Grooves.
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    • In Rush Hour, the on-screen lyrics are black outlined in yellow for the chorus, purple for the Empress, and orange for Hat Kid.
    • In Palutena vs Medusa, Palutena uses green subtitles while Medusa uses dark purple ones.
  • Corpsing: Alex begins to lose it during his Mario.Exe reading after he hears "Don't you see? The devil wants to help your death!"
  • The Corruptor: Dark Samus and Snake Man, the former through absorbing and consuming everything they come across, the later taking a page from The Megas and trying a We Can Rule Together speech.
  • Creepy Circus Music:
    • Jevil's song, "The World Revolving".
    • "It's Showtime" and "The Ultimate Show", as discussed by Dimentio in both of his songs.
      From the void, the circus horns will sing a song of nothing!
    • Combining the above, "The Ultimate World Spun ft. Marx", which has the Dimentio, Marx, and Jevil sing together.
      So join the spiral!
      The tempest surge
      Will end the world!
    • "Meat Circus" takes Peter McConnell's energetic theme for the titular level and twists it, with the singers excitedly singing about the deadly and dangerous stunts Raz performs along with both his and Coach Oleander's traumatic childhood memories.
      Your life turned upside-down
      The circus is in town!
  • Dark Reprise: "The Ultimate Show" echoes the lyrics to both "Brobot Battle" and "It's Showtime", both Mr. L and Dimentio's battle themes. Fitting, for what is essentially a fusion of both of them.
    Mr. L: Up and a-down on this merry-go-round, so merrily we go!
    Dimentio: We perform, strike back at the norm of running right and jumping / From the void, the circus horns will sing a song of nothing!
    Super Dimentio: Up and down on this merry-go-round / Destinations you'll never know [...] We perform, we rewrite the norm, and sing a song of nothing / From the void, the circus horns proclaim the power rushing!
  • Driven by Envy: The lyrics to "Vs. Marx" imply that this was Marx's motivation for manipulating Kirby into enabling his scheme.
  • Dumb Muscle: O’Chunks proudly proclaims throughout his song that he’s "Muscled up, brawn over brains!"
  • Gag Dub: Fumbled Scooby Minute, which consisted of minute-long videos dubbing over episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. The episodes have since been removed/unlisted from the channel.
  • Idiot Ball: Alex chastises the protagonist during his reading of Mario.Exe for multiple stupid descisions, the stupidest of all being the fact that he downloaded the Super Mario Bros. game off a sketchy MediaFire link.
  • Insult Backfire: "Dingodile" claims that he does not mind being called "a bogan": "that's fine; it's me slogan". Though it sounds less like a brag and more like allowing his opponent that one when he gets to the idea "That I'm a psycho? Eh, fair dinkum."
  • Halloween Episode:
    • The channel tends to upload covers of spooky video game themes during October.
    • During October, the channel had previously aired a series called "Freaky Fettucine", which were (usually) short videos of Alex doing Dramatic Readings of amateur Creepypasta. The series was likely inspired by Bad Creepypasta.
  • Hey, You!: In "Meat Circus", Coach Oleander is never referred to by name, just with descriptors like "butcher's boy" and "bunny child". Likely because his name lacks enough syllables.
  • Jump Scare: That picture of Marx snaps onto the screen at "'CAUSE THIS IS MY FANTASY!"
  • Knight of Cerebus: A constant for Man On The Internet's works. Chrono Trigger: The Musical has Lavos, Undertale the Musical has Flowey, Chara and W.D. Gaster, and Smash Bros Musical Bytes has Dark Samus.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The "Gruntilda Battle with Lyrics" video is positively loaded with this, befitting the game it came from.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: One that transitions into the main chorus.
    O'Chunks: Yer a goner, lad, I'm gonna kick your / I'm muscled up, brawn over brains...
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Their "Dingodile" song's upbeat melody contrasts boldly with horrific lyrics about Dingodile burning you to death.
    You'll be taken in by me toothy grin / While the fire bubbles and broils your skin
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: A running joke of various unlikely figures singing something along the lines of "Megalovania" culminated in "Wrongovania", a whole production with a huge gang of unlikely characters battling (and in customized Smash Bros. footage, beating the crap out of) the murderous Fallen Child while clambering to sing the now-familiar tune. Somehow, it still ends with Sans getting killed... After, some of them wonder what that kid's problem was and wander off to get some shwarma.
  • MST: Freaky Fettucine is part this, part Dramatic Reading. In this case, Alex usually reads the Creepypasta straight (with the occasional snarky aside) while floating text does most of the snarking for him. In the longer episodes, the floating text is usually forgone.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: If there's ever instances of typos, messed up grammatical structures or generally terrible sentences in Freaky Fettucine, Alex will make sure the audience knows that he wasn't speaking incorrectly and that's actually what the author wrote. Case in point, during Sonic.exe:
    Alex: [reading] "You're too slow! Wanna try again?" I didn't actually add the "you're too slow", that one's actually in the— in the script!
  • Omnicidal Maniac: They write several songs about such characters, most notable are: Lavos, Bleck and his minions (especially Dimentio), Marx and Ridley. But there are others.
  • Only in It for the Money: "Rush Hour" and the Nyakuza:
    Sound the alarm, nobody gets away
    Empress wants her head on a plate
    Put up a bounty, we'd retire in days
    Saddle up, cats — we're GONNA GET PAID!
  • The Paladin: Simon and Richter Belmont.
    To hell with your heresy! This will not stand!
    I'll save my country as God commands!
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: The Boss Battle that "Battle Of Award 42" originally played during was a case of Static Role, Exchangeable Character where you would fight either DJ Grooves or The Conductor depending on your score in their respective levels. Rather than make two versions of the song to reflect this, MOTI's take on it is instead a Quarreling Song between the two that seems be sung over a Mêlée à Trois between them and Hat Kid
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: The subject in Ridley's song. It recounts his invasion and the subsequent massacre of the K-2L space colony Samus was born to in the official manga.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: One of the Legendary Bytes, Groudon vs. Kyogre, portrays the titular legendaries as an antagonistic (to each other) example of the trope, with Groudon portrayed as the harsh and loud red oni to Kyogre's liquid-smooth and calm blue oni.
  • Spiritual Successor: In an unintentional way, his Wood Man with Lyrics video could be one for Hyadain's Mega Man 2 Robot Master videos, as he hasn't done Air Man or Wood Man's videos, and Air Man's already known for a song about his difficulty.
  • Shout-Out: In his Freaky Fettucine videos, the voice he does for Jeff the Killer is the same Northern English accent that the Bad Creepypasta guys gave him.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: Used rather creatively in "BIG SHOT", with Spamton's particular way of speaking.
    My name is Spamton and I am here to sell
    Those who live in darkness will get dragged to [HEAVEN]
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: During his Sonic.exe reading, Alex proposes an alternate ending where the protagonist gets a virus trying to download the haunted disc onto his computer because Sega Genesis games are not .exe files.
  • Take That!:
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • Many of the Megalovania clones are jabs towards the incessant complainers who wanted him to do more Megalovania covers.
    • "Among Us The Musical!" was a Take That! towards the people who wanted him to do an Among Us music video just because the game was popular, despite the game lacking any real soundtrack. It's a four-second video of Alex singing "Hey, somebody's dead!" to one of the game's musical stings. Lampshaded in the video description.
      Description: Based on the music of the hit video game, Among Us!*
      * Among Us does not have music
  • Villain Team-Up: "The Ultimate World Spun", sung by Dimentio, Jevil, and Marx.
  • Villain Song: Many of them. Just to name a few - Dimentio, Marx, Ridley, Dingodile, the Snatcher, Molgera, Gruntilda, Dark Samus, and Plague Knight.
    • In the "Behind the Lyrics" video to Super Paper Mario Musical Bytes, he admits, "I write a lot of villain, a lot a lot of villain songs". (In context, it's a note that the theme running through Count Bleck's "Champion of Destruction" is different from what he calls a "big, bombastic villain song".)
  • Villainous Breakdown: There's a bit at the end of "Dingodile".
    Mate, now I'm rapt! Dingodile's snapped!