SungWon Cho (known online as ProZD) is a popular online voice actor, known for taking requests and dubbing comics, but also for creating his own works, mostly short sketches, which are often based around video game and anime clichés, to the point where several arching stories are going on at once and a few of them have even crossed over. He has been known in the past for doing song covers in a Goofy voice. He also has a gaming channel, Press Buttons 'n Talk, with his friend Alex.
His stories include:
- The King Dragon Canon
- The Tomoko Chairem Anime Canon
- The Commander Fistfight vs. Doctor Mean Canon
- An unnamed series about a misunderstood mobster
- Videos about his Real Life persona
- And more!
His characters include:
- Dennis (The Player)
- Dennis (Dennis's Player Character)
- Archibald (A sword-wielding Crutch Character)
- Lysanderoth (In-Universe Obvious Judas)
- Sonia-Rica (The Chick)
- King Dragon (Big Bad)
- Prince Horace (Distressed Dude who will never be saved)
- Sosuke-Bosuke (Male lead in an In-Universe Romance anime)
- Tomoko-chan (Female lead in said anime and protagonist of a reverse Harem anime)
- The twins (Sentient Chairs)
- Lamp-senpai (Sentient Lamp)
- Refrigerator-senpai (Sentient Fridge)
- Commander Fistfight (Superhero)
- Dr. Mean (Supervillain)
- Mobster (Good Dad and also a Mobster)
- And many, many more!
His other acting roles include:
(Full list available here)
- Anime Crimes Division: Detective Joe Furaya
- Camp Camp: Brian
- gen:LOCK: Henry Wu
- Nomad of Nowhere: Governor Toro
- OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: Johnny, Jack Whacky
- Radiant: Master Lord Majesty
- Red vs. Blue: King Atlus Arcadium Rex
- 2064: Read Only Memories: JJ the Froyo Guy, Hybrid Bouncer, Starlight Bouncer, NSFPD-72, and NSFPD-83
- Apotheon: Zeus
- Attack of the Earthlings: Dennis Dickinham
- Battlerite: Sirius
- A Hat in Time: Express Owls, Spaceship Intercom
- Paradigm: Weird Guy on Radio
- Unavowed: Kalash
- Ace Attorney Investigations 2 fan translation: Gregory Edgeworth
- Monster Prom: Brian/Green, The Interdimensional Prince
- Chilling Tales For Dark Nights: Mr. Styx
- DC Abridged Universe: Talon
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged: Whis, Ryu
- Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged: Dio, Godo Kisaragi
- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged: God, Incognito
- Homestuck: Now Those Are Some Tunes announcer
- Minecraft Diaries: Gabriel
- So This is Basically...: Various roles
His skits include the following tropes:
- Actually Pretty Funny:
- let's read 5 youtube comments has him respond to four comments attacking his weight, looks, and ethnicity with "you should suck my dick". The final one, which calls him a weeaboo, he agrees with.
- In nerdy t-shirt designers, SungWon comes up with a t-shirt combining Overwatch and Sesame Street into "Groverwatch", before breaking character and admitting that he'd actually buy that one.
- Badass Mustache: Archibald is this in-universe. His younger self doesn't have it and that makes it so rare that Sun Wong was willing to just drop money for the chance to have him.
- Bi the Way: Dennis (the player character) and possibly Archibald, according to dating mechanics in JRPGs.
- Biting-the-Hand Humor:
- youtube has some thinly-veiled complaints towards the website's treatment of channels such as his vs. that of Logan Paul's following the Suicide Forest incident in early 2018.
- Any skit that happens to be sponsored will invariably be taking the piss about whatever is sponsoring it. Crunchyroll sponsorships will make fun of anime, Shadowverse videos lampoon trading card games, etc.
- Brick Joke: About two and a half years after Sidetracked by sidequests, where he's trying to find pinecones, he one-shots the Final Boss with a slap of doom in facing the final boss after doing every single sidequest and finally has possession of all 900 pinecones.
- But Thou Must!: In games where your choices don't actually matter, Lysanderoth kills Archibald no matter which branch of the Dialogue Tree the player chooses.
- Calvinball: The ProZD universe features a bizarre and unexplained collectible card game based around the dairy industry, which features as a stand-in for Magic: The Gathering or other card games.
- Captain Ersatz: While most skits either involve his parodic characters or directly reference specific shows, sometimes one of these pop up. For instance, "trying to guess anime character ages" features a teenage ex-Child Soldier who now works "at a post office or something"... named "Azalea Evergreen".
- Cargo Ship: In-Universe, the entire premise of Chairem Anime.
- Catchphrase: Archibald has this with "Hyaa, I think that villain got...the point!"
- Cerebus Syndrome: Chairem Anime seems to be hit by this hard, going from a fun harem comedy about a young woman surrounded by sentient furniture who all seem to be in love with her to a gritty drama involving conspiracies, murders, and the main character becoming a warrior and the President.
- Clickbait Gag: His video "Clickbait" shows an article called "Pedro Pascal Joins Wonder Women 2" get ridiculously mutated by an editor into the completely non-indicative and exploitive "YOU WON'T BELIEVE". The article's author tries to argue that the title is stupid, but it gets thousands of shares from dipshits before he can finish his sentence.Thomas Dipshit, Facebook User: I mean, it said I wouldn't believe it!
- Cluster F-Bomb: In official subs vs fansubs, spoofing the Fan Translation tendency to Spice Up the Subtitles.
- Continuity Snarl: The King Dragon Canon refers to one or more handheld or console games with an anime spinoff starring King Dragon's son, not related to Chairem Anime except for the non-canon anime crossover movie Chairem Anime: Sofaden: The Movie: Dragon Clash in the Kingdom of Ice featuring an Ice Dragon that may be the same Ice Dragon working for King Dragon in one of the RPGs which may or may not be the same as the beatemup or tile matching game. If they are separate games, they may share the same plot points, making their true canon status debatable.
- Creator Thumbprint: Most of his videos revolve around video games, anime, and doing silly voices.
- Cute Kitten: Effie, a black cat who occasionally stars in his videos. And sometimes just happens to be there. And Sophie too!
- Easily Forgiven: "when everyone forgives the bad guy even though he did horrible shit"The Chick: Vegetalo, we'll be glad to have you on our team!
Vegetalo: Thank you.
Sosuke Bosuke: Guys, Vegetalo killed my entire family. Remember that scene where he was like:
Past Vegetalo: Look upon your dead family, Sosuke Bosuke! Every single one of them slain by my hand! Fuck you, Sosuke Bosuke! Your family sucks! I will never regret doing this!
Sosuke Bosuke: I think he's getting off a teensy bit scot-free...
- Epileptic Trees: Parodied in anime fans. A titular fan gives various reasons for the fan service in the show involving the heroine involving symbolism, meta commentary, and allusions to classical literature; meanwhile, the guy who actually made the show outright says he just put it all in to see tits.
- Evil Knockoff: He mocks that some of the Marvel movie villains are merely copies of the heroes with "evil" qualities tacked on.
- FaceHeel Turn: Somewhere along the way in "Chairem Anime," Refrigerator-sempai did this.
- Fan Myopia: Parodied in "casual vs diehard kingdom hearts fans watching new trailers. The casual fan enjoys the inclusion of Frozen among other things, while the diehard fan weeps at "Aqua getting Norted", which the casual player has no idea what that even means.
- Feghoot: harem anime where everyone but the protagonist is sentient furniture ends with SungWon saying "More like chairem anime."
- Gameplay Roulette: Parodied in games that think more gameplay mechanics equals more fun.
- Genre Shift: Chairem Anime starts out like a typical harem, but then Refrigerator-senpai kills Lamp-senpei and goes on the run, starting a chain of events that lead to Tomoko becoming a legendary warrior and also the President.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: games that think more gameplay mechanics equals more fun:Game: Speaking of eggs, don't forget to find all 800 eggs scattered throughout all the worlds!
Player Character: Is that optional?
Game: Oh yeah, sure, it's optional.
Player Character: Oh, okay.
Game: Yeah, sure, if you don't care about seeing the true ending.
Player Character: [angrily] Alright! I guess I'll-
[10 hours later]
- The Ghost: The Living MacGuffin of his RPG sketches is Prince Horace.
- Growing the Beard: "trying to convince your friend a character gets better later" deals with the awkwardness that results from one person knowing this trope is coming for Benji-ku, the whiny cowardly Scrappy, but having to explain to the person who hasn't seen the show yet that he honestly does get better.
- Guide Dang It!: "super mario odyssey" has him searching on the internet for the last moon. It turns out that he has to stare up at the sky to a floating taxi for five seconds and it'll pop up.
- Harsher in Hindsight: In-Universe, "replaying a game and knowing all the plot twists" renders much of what Lysanderoth says this after he shoots Archibald dead.
- High-Class Glass: His wealthy characters (as well as some of his villainous characters) tend to wear monocles as well as spectacles.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Hey Bryce? Eat David.
- Improbable Age: Discussed in "Trying to Guess Anime Characters' Ages". The shell shocked veteran who has 1000 kills? 14. The world weary pianist? 8. The one character to act childish? 1000.
- Informed Ability: Played for Laughs in "when you start a new game and you meet the character you know is going to betray you" with the player being the only one who sees that Lysanderoth is Obviously Evil yet his status as The Mole is treated as a shocking twist that he hid by being a master of deception.
- Just One More Level: "I could be playing Pokémon right now."
- Kaizo Trap: "rhythm games":Make sure not to miss
A single note or you will
Fail the full combo
Now here's the ending of the song!
Psych! Just kidding! [MISS]
- Killed Mid-Sentence: King Dragon in "facing the final boss after doing every single sidequest", where Dennis, thanks to lots of incidental Level Grinding while collecting all 900 pinecones, kills him with a single slap in the middle of dialogue:
- Last Lousy Point: The Super Mario Odyssey spoof has Mario take five hours to find the Apartment Kingdom's last Moon, located in a faraway flying taxi.
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: In-universe, a Parody Commercial promotes a Chairem Anime boxset containing all the episodes, and several pointless feelies.
- Monochrome Past: In "when an anime is clearly padding for filler time" for an event that happened roughly 25 seconds ago.
- Mood Dissonance: cutscenes that keep the stupid clothes you put on your characterDying Father: I have one final wish. Let me look into your eyes, one last time.
[Cut to the player character wearing a tuque and sunglasses as the music swells and the camera zooms in on his sunglasses]
Dying Father: You have your mother's eyes.
Player Character: [weeping and wiping an arm across his face] Father !
- Mood Whiplash: games where only the cutscenes have full voice acting, as a dramatic scene goes from voice acting to Voice Grunting.
- Non-Player Character: Some skits poke fun of the idea of NPCs, especially for doing things like repeating lines, and standing around in one place forever.
- Non-Serial Movie: The King Dragon Canon/Chairem Anime crossover movie appears to be independent of the game and anime series timeline.
- Nice Hat: Hat Archibald is basically this."Hyaa, I think the enemy saw...my hat!"
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: a villain who unintentionally always does helpful thingsVillain: The city is doomed, Commander Fist Fight. I've poisoned the water supply!
Commander Fist Fight: Actually, because you poisoned the water supply, we discovered that the city's pipe infrastructure is really severely outdated. So thank you for bringing our attention to that, millions of people could've gotten really sick over the next few years. Secondly, because you snuck past the security system so easily, we found out that funds specifically for that security system were being embezzled by government officials, so we've busted a major fraud ring. And finally, the pathogen you unleashed does give people mild diarrhea, but we've found it also is a great source of Vitamin C.
Villain: Okay, whatever. Take this!
[the villain shoots Commander Fist Fight]
Commander Fist Fight: ..You fixed my shoulder!
Villain: GOD DAMN IT!
- Obligatory Swearing: Parodied in "official subs vs fansubs".
- Obvious Judas: Lysanderoth from when you start a new game and you meet the character you know is going to betray you.Lysanderoth: This world is imperfect. If only I could wipe away the impurities, and make it as beautiful as me!
Sonia-Rica: Lysanderoth!??! YOU were behind all this?
Lysanderoth: Yes it was I, my machinations lay undetected for years, for I am a master of deception!
- One True Threesome: His suggestion on anime love triangles.
- Overly Long Gag: "open world games" mostly consists of SungWon slowly walking around the in-game area, with multiple time skips to show his progress.
- Rainbow Pimp Gear: Point out when it's suspected how people would actually react to a PC.King: So you finally... arrived. What the hell are you wearing?
Hero: It's my ass-kicking outfit bitch!
- Reality Ensues: "If the Pokemon TV show were like the games" shows what would happen if the battles in Pokémon played out like it was on one of the games with the Charizard's trainer using a Full Restore, and that for Ash to give up, they not only have to pay $1200, but then black out.
- Really 700 Years Old: In"Trying to Guess Anime Characters' age". The "baby" is 1000 years old.
- Running Gag: In his "behind the scenes" skits involving attempts at clickbait or attracting an audience, at some point one of the executives or performers will yell out that they have to "tickle their balls a little!"
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Archibald's sword and pistol in defective weaponry.
- Shipping Goggles: His shipping video has a guy claiming two characters are "fucking" simply because they greeted each other.
- Skewed Priorities: Yugi willing to risk his soul for "a card he can buy on Amazon for fifty cents". Turns out he gets off on the danger, which even creeps out the villain.
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein: "when you know only the random English parts in a non-English song pt. 2"
- Spice Up the Subtitles: Parodied in "official subs vs fansubs", in which the hypothetical fansubber throws a bunch of swear words in just to make the dialogue sound more "mature".
- Spin-Offspring/Time Skip: "anime timeskips and spinoffs" has this parodied with Chairem Anime showing it happen with the timeskip to Chairem Anime: Sofaden. The next one after that suddenly has Tomoko with an Eyepatch of Power and her daughter Bomoko, then another timeskip and Grandma Tomoko's about to introduce her granddaughter Gromoko.
- Take That!: "5 HUMILIATING mistakes in Disney's Zootopia" parodies CinemaSins-style "nitpick" videos; three of the titular mistakes are simply the fact that animals can't talk in real life, one is an actual goof about the main character turning a page in her file that seems to disappear, and the final one is cut off when the sexy tiger dancers at the end seem to provoke a homosexual furry awakening in the narrator.
- Too Awesome to Use: Parodied when it comes to a pretty basic item and circumstance.Mage: I'm out of MP.
Fighter: Then use an Ether!
Mage: But- but you can't buy Ethers.
Fighter: It's the final battle!
Mage: But I only have 85 of them.
- Too Long; Didn't Dub: "official subs vs fansubs" has the personal pronoun "ore" untranslated for no real reason, and retains "nakama" with a screen-filling Translator's Note explaining what it is and why they didn't just translate it to "friend" or something.
- Unprovoked Pervert Payback: In "when an anime is clearly padding for filler time" one of the techniques to drag on the episode is to have Tomoko slap Sosuke Bosuke for supposedly looking up her skirt even though he clearly didn't.
- Villain Song: The focus of one skit. The hero stabs the villain in the middle of it.
- Voice Grunting: "games where only the cutscenes have full voice acting" has this happen in the last 4 seconds once the cutscene ends.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Labor Day Archibald."Hyaa, I think that workers have contributed to... our country."
- Welcome to Corneria: Upon victory, a sword-wielding character exclaims, "Hyah! I think that enemy got... the point!" The player finds the line funny at first, but the character repeats it after every combat, so it soon becomes annoying.
- Younger Than They Look: trying to guess anime characters' ages has this played for laughs with the first being Azalea Evergreen who killed 1000 soldiers in a civil war and now works in a post office...and she's 14. Next is Sosuke Bosuke who was a piano prodigy who left the competition due to psychological trauma...and he's 8! The last one inverts it when she says she's a little baby girl who's a thousand, making SungWon turn it off.