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"I'm going cakeless!"

Ray Narvaez Jr. (born September 15, 1989) is an American Let's Player, livestreamer and voice actor who was known for being one of the main cast members of Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunter. An ace gamer previously known as "BrownMan" (before changing his gamertag and Twitch username to his real name in mid-2020), Narvaez handled most of the achievement guides for the division and covered Easter Eggs from various games. Before his fame, he was a GameStop employee who was very active in the Achievement Hunter community. He was (and remains) good friends with Michael Jones, who helped him get hired by Rooster Teeth to join the AH crew. Narvaez is also a regular on Jones' Internet Box podcast, and along with Jones and Gavin Free, he was a member of AH's Team Lads.

Narvaez left Rooster Teeth on April 17, 2015, after announcing his departure the week before, in order to do full-time video game livestreaming on Twitch. His spot in the AH crew was later taken by Jeremy Dooley. Despite this, he continued to voice his X-Ray character (alongside Free's Vav character) in Rooster Teeth's X-Ray & Vav for season 2.


You can find his Twitch channel here and his YouTube channel here.

Shout out to TV Tropes for the trope list:

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  • The Ace:
    • Very skilled at just about every game he plays. He has a Gamerscore of over 1,500,000 points with hundreds of games at 100% completion.
    • This definitely applied back in Achievement Hunter; while it still applies to him as a streamer, it's noticeably gone down, as he now plays games for fun and doesn't focus so much on trying to win. Thus, he has plenty of failures or moments of confusion.
  • Berserk Button: Aside from the ones listed under the Achievement Hunter folder, which only applied to those videos, he finds it very annoying to be bombarded with his own memes or questions about why he left Rooster Teeth. Downplayed as he'll usually ignore these on camera, or just briefly mock them.
    Ray: (in response to someone asking if Ray hates Gavin) Yes. I hate him so much I made a show with him.
  • Catchphrase: Loaded with 'em, though he would later tone back on saying them and some are rarely if ever used. Ever since he became a streamer, numerous ones dropped entirely; those ones are listed specifically under Achievement Hunter.
    • "[username], thank you for subscribing! Enjoy your brown crown and your emotes, and welcome to the Rayders." When someone subscribes to his stream.
      • "[username], thank you for the [number] months of support!" if it's someone renewing their subscription.
    • "Let me tell ya' about my man JC!" Whenever Jesus is mentioned.
    • "What just happened!?" Whenever he unexpectedly dies, or something extremely odd happens.
    • "Never forget!" whenever a tragedy (or "tragedy") is referenced.
    • "Same." A sarcastic reply to someone else saying something happened to them, when such a thing has obviously not happened to Ray; or, alternatively, just when someone flubs their words and gives up the sentence, or when someone (usually an in-game character) doesn't talk at all and instead just has something out of the ordinary happen to them.
    • Variations on "You didn't expect [X]!", wherein [X] is something pointless he just did, sometimes accidentally. Variations include "Did you expect [X]?", "Nobody expected [X]", or "Were you expecting [X]?".
    • "Nailed it." Said either as Sarcasm Mode when he messes up, or Blatant Lies when he barely pulls something off.
    • "First try!" When he finally does something that he had been failing at.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Plays it up in Achievement Hunter. In streams, he can come across this way if left to ramble on for a bit, though at least half of it is sarcasm and/or deliberate.
    Ray: (while playing Until Dawn) Where's the nerd? I can't identify with any of these characters! That's not true, I can probably identify with that fucking badger who wants to get out of the cabin. (Beat) I now sexually identify as a badger.
    • Characters he plays in games on streams will, if he has the opportunity to do so, come across as this. Bully is a good example, as after classes he has Jimmy dress up in weird outfits and run around town doing errands.
  • Comically Missing the Point: A Running Gag is that, when someone else makes a reference to something, Ray will pretend he doesn't get it and thinks it's from something else. Often by saying something along the lines of "I get it! It's a/an [X] reference/joke!", whereas [X] is not what's being referenced.
  • Creator Backlash: When questioned on his about having to do anything during his time at Rooster Teeth that he wouldn't have done if he had a choice in the matter, he responded by mentioning an incident in which an unnamed executive kept pressing the Achievement Hunter crew to do...something. Geoff fought the executive on the matter for weeks, until said executive brought the foot down and said they were contractually obligated to do it. The team (minus Gavin, who was filming in the U.K. at the time), then ended up doing something that luckily never saw the light of day, but was still bad enough for Ray to describe the experience as "fucking embarassing".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Was the biggest example of the Achievement Hunter team and keeps it up solo.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Whenever anyone (including himself) makes a pun/joke/reference, you can bet that Ray will quickly add the explanation, even if it's highly obvious. Somehow, he manages to make it funnier this way.
  • Happily Married: As of March 2nd, 2020, Ray has married his girlfriend of six years, fellow streamer Tina Dayton.
  • Nice Guy: After all the jokes, he does seem to care about people and thanks his fans pretty much every time he talks to them.
  • 100% Completion: This is Serious Business to Ray, since he strives to have as many games on his Gamercard fully completed as possible (i.e. damn near all of them), to the point where he'll use an alternate account if he doesn't feel like he will get all the achievements and/or be interested enough to play all the way through. So far he has hundreds of games fully completed and over 1,500,000 points in achievements.
  • The Perfectionist: In a sense. If he gets his hands on a game, he's GOING to get 100% completion from it.
  • Precision F-Strike: He's quite controlled in this department, so if a swear word does come your way you've probably done something very stupid.
  • Serious Business: His Gamerscore. Specifically, the "achievement completion" percentage on his main account, "BrownMan". If Ray is ever asked to play a game where he feels he will not get all of the achievements (either because of disinterest or because it would be too finicky) then he will use his alt account "FluttershySucks" so it won't drag down his average. This bothers him so much that, in the third episode of GO!, his biggest obstacle wasn't choosing a game that would make it easiest to win, but choosing a game he disliked but would be forced to register on his main account.
  • The Teetotaler: Doesn't drink, though will sometimes joke that he does; for example, when alcohol is being pulled out of a bag at the RTX 2014 Cards Against Humanity table, Ray says "That's for me" in regards to each bottle.
  • Verbal Tic: When a word or name pops up that he doesn't know how to pronounce, he'll make a quick incredulous "Mmm" sound before attempting (or shortening/replacing it with something easier). This most frequently happens with the usernames of people on streams who donate or subscribe.

  • Big "WHAT?!": He reacts with two of these in quick succession on his first stream when he receives a donation of $1,000, followed immediately afterwards by a donation of $1,500.
    • He was visibly taken back by Geoff and Jack's cameos in Red Dead Redemption 2.
    • He was rendered speachless when a Red Vs Blue skit popped up during the 2020 Game Awards, and turned incredulous when he realized it meant he might be able to play as his ex-boss in Fortnite.
  • Brick Joke: At the start of his Until Dawn playthrough, he states he originally wanted to faintly play "Spooky Scary Skeletons" on loop in the background to invoke Nightmare Retardant, and sings/hums it a few times during tense situations. At the very end, as the credits roll, he starts the song up to try and break the tension from the final part.
  • Brutal Honesty: If he doesn't like a game, he makes that very clear. He constantly insults Life Is Strange and its characters, for example; he mentioned on his Ask once that his idea of a perfect ending would be a Kill 'Em All, with the only survivor being Frank, whom Ray finds hilarious.
  • Due to the Dead: During a Spongebob stream, he sets up a Puerto Rican Salute note  for the late user Chexmix and offers a genuine "rest in peace" instead of his usual jokes of "ripperoni" or "RIP in peace".
  • Face Palm: He does this after finding out his co-op partner (who is sitting next to him) has been inadvertently sabotaging their progress, through accidentally 'right-ing' instead of 'left-ing'.
  • Manly Tears: He narrowly avoids it, but has to get up and walk around for a while to prevent it after two giant Twitch donations in a row. See Big "WHAT?!" above.

    Achievement Hunter 
  • Abandoned Catchphrase: Used to have multiple catchphrases during his time at Achievement Hunter, although as time's gone on he's retired a large number of them. The reasons for these vary; some were retired after he left, some he just stopped using, and he stopped using "YOLO" among other catchphrases thanks to fans quoting it to him ad nauseum and annoying him repeatedly.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Whenever the team is doing a Let's Play Minecraft episode and things really haven't gotten started yet, he tends to push his avatar into a corner, switch to third person, and pretend to masturbate by rapidly switching between items in his hotbar. He even does the sounds for it!
  • The Ace: While he has poor showings from time to time, he regularly whoops the other guys in competitive multiplayer.
    • Ray's taken the Tower of Pimps in Let's Play Minecraft a whopping fifteen times, for a long time most among the Achievement Hunters, including back-to-back victories in episodes 19 and 20, as well as episodes 37 and 38 and episodes 145 and 146.
    • Here's a perfect example of his gaming expertise at Minecraft. He won all three fighting rounds in episode 19; finds the Tower of Pimps in episode 20; curb stomps Caleb's team in episode 22; won the Kerplunk match (he was the only one that didn't get eliminated); and won both rounds in the reenactment video of Felix Baumgartner dropping from space. Notably, he outdid his own first round in "Felix Baumgartner", as Michael matched Ray's first-round drop.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the Halo 4 multiplayer videos, where he has yet to place lower than THIRD, taking first place in over half the games. The only consistent competition he has comes from Ryan and Michael, with Michael being an inconsistent performer outside close-range and Ryan being vulnerable to sneak attacks due to spending most of his time scoped-in. Ray is easily the best all-around combatant.
    • That is not Up to Eleven. His performance at the end of Lets Play Black Ops 2 Zombies Round 2 when he's the last one alive inspires open awe from the rest of the crew, including Michael, who started off rooting against Ray.
      Michael: "If Ray doesn't win this, it's a travesty."
      Geoff: (upon Ray winning) "If that is not a testament to why Ray deserves citizenship, I don't know what is!"
    • Then in the Halo 4 bonus episode, he gets a Perfection medal.
    • Ray's skills at games are so prominent that many tropers have essentially given up trying to chronicle all of his Moments of Awesome since he does so well in the Let's Plays and VS on a consistent basis.
    • Gavin in particular has begun to lament the fact that Ray wins at absolutely everything, even utterly mundane games like Rock Paper Scissors.
      Gavin: (regarding Hot Hoof) "How does Ray win at a game that doesn't involve touching the controller?!"
    • His expertise doesn't end at video games it seems. In episode 15 of VS, Jack challenges Ray to be the first to win a prize from a crane game. Not only does Ray win a prize first, he wins two at once.
      Jack: "What game is he not good at?!"
    • Ray went on to win several weeks of VS in a row when the rest of the group thought they might be able to take him on in an even playing field by finding an obscure game he hasn't played yet. In every situation, it was discovered that not only had he played their games, but he'd gotten 100% completion in each of them years before.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His Minecraft avatar is Tuxedo Mask, of course he's this.
  • Berserk Button: Cake in Minecraft. It is Played for Laughs though.
    • Cheaters. While Ray is normally a pretty Graceful Loser, he got pissed off when Gavin screwed him out of a win in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37 and actually started to act like Gavin.
    • Do not destroy roses in front of him in Minecraft. A lot of the time the Achievement Hunters will destroy the roses that he uses to mark his territory to annoy him but rarely when he's around. He does not take it well when Caleb chucks roses into lava to "get rid of crap".
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Played for Laughs in Let's Play Minecraft episode 76, when he jumps into Edgar's hole and starts pretending to hump him.
  • Breakout Character: He has a large number of fans, mostly for his gaming badassery, love of roses, in-depth knowledge of the RT community's many terminologies (which made him one of the more interactive members of the Achievement Hunters), general affability, and self-deprecation.
  • Butt-Monkey: In Minecraft. Gavin and Geoff built everyone a nice house with lots of amenities in Achievement City. Everyone except for Ray, that is, who got a tiny house made out of dirt and containing only a single torch. There was a bed in it, then it got removed.
    • Ray is this for Let's Play Minecraft episodes 35 and 36. While he has had some poor showings before, this is probably the most notable case. Ray nearly gets Death by Genre Savviness, he is killed by Michael twice, is the only one who does not orignally spawn in the fortress, and he is the only one who does not come close to winning through out the entire thing. But then again, he did become a Spanner in the Works for both Gavin and Michael.
    • "Slice of Hell" has Geoff, Gavin and Ryan equipping Ray's house with dispensers that shoot out ten thousand pieces of cake at him. His Freak Out was incredible.
  • The Cameo: He reappears as his classic Minecraft character in the credits of Let's Play Minecraft episode 201 for two seconds, standing by his farewell picnic and throwing roses everywhere.
  • Captain Ethnic: His character for Let's Play WWE '13 is a musclebound Masked Luchador with a sombrero and patterned shorts. Ray wholly embraces the stereotype for laughs and called him "Papa Brownman" despite being Puerto Rican, not Mexican.
  • Captain Obvious: He mocks Jack over it by saying "Holy shit! Has "A" always been jump?"
  • Catchphrase: Has plenty from the Achievement Hunter days that have not reappeared since he left:
    • "Friendly?" His way of checking to make sure someone won't attack him. Jack says it occasionally as well.
    • "Shout out to [something relevant]".
    • "Sweet I love [something irrelevant]."
    • "GOT 'EM!" anytime someone gets burned or tells a lame joke at the expense of someone else.
    • "LLLLLLLET'S PLAY!" Ray himself has stopped saying it but Gavin recorded a sound-byte of it and played it in the introduction to Let's Play videos before Ray left.
    • "YOLO." Ray has not said it in a long time and has sworn that he will not say it again. (See the Achievement Hunter Trivia page for why.)
    • "Is there fall damage?"
    • "Parkour!"
    • "ENDERMEN!"
    • "Cut/edit that out." His way of saying edit out a mistake he makes that doesn't qualify for an Epic Fail. Except we always end up seeing it.
    • "Walk it off." When he survives a near fatal encounter.
    • "YES! YEEES!!" Whenever he wins.
    • "May or may not have..."
    • "Excuse me, sir. Excuse me!" Whenever he tries to sprint through someone or something (i.e. his teammates, a zombie horde).
    • "Man, that's/this is a [X]" to express disapproval or anger in something. Examples include "map" in HORSE, and "spawn" in death matches.
    • "Rookie mistake." Often when he screws something up, particularly in commentary, such as saying something and then discovering he was wrong.
    • "Don't I/you look foolish."
    • "Oh. Well. ... Y'know." Used when he's asked a question and can't quite explain something.
      • Alternatively, just "Y'know", either for the above reason or when someone asks him a question and he doesn't want to answer, usually because keeping it secret gives him an advantage (such as his current location).
    • "LOSER! YOU'RE A LOSER!" He tends to do it as a late reaction whenever the rest of the Hunters are making fun of someone for seriously fucking up. Usually Gavin.
    • "JUST BLAZE!" Used in reference to weed and 420, but becomes a pun whenever actual Blazes are involved, as well as other things that rhyme with "blaze". Over time became more of a joke of how fast he could say it, going from "JUST BLAZE!" to "JUBL" to just an incoherent grunt, before he stopped saying it almost entirely due to it getting old; however, he does bring it back very rarely, such as in Assassin's Creed Unity Co-Op (as a joke before using a smoke bomb).
    • "Game changer." Or, sometimes more specifically, "[X] is a game changer." Used whenever something comes into play that isn't a game changer.
    • While it's more of a Phrase Catcher from Ryan, Ray is usually the one to say "Ryan the [X] guy", typically more often than the others.
    • "Now pass me the rock..." Pretty much whenever passing or rocks are mentioned.
  • The Chessmaster: During one Regicide match in Halo 4, knowing Gavin's been using the Active Camo, Ray sends a Hologram down a hallway he suspects Gavin is in. When Gavin charges the Hologram going for an easy kill, Ray effortlessly beats him down.
    • In the bonus rounds of the Altar of Pimps episode of Let's Play Minecraft, he often avoids confrontation by simply surrendering his pieces of the tower. That player will then get in another fight with somebody else, leaving one of them dead and the other wounded, only for Ray to swoop in and pick off the survivor.
    • In Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV: "Races", he delays starting a race and lets the other guys bunch up and screw up allowing him to pass them individually. He ends up winning the race by over a minute.
  • Combat Pragmatist: What makes Ray The Ace. In Let's Play Minecraft episode 13, Ray found the Tower of Pimps, mined it, and went on his way without saying a word to alert the others.
    • In a Halo Let's Play, Ray retreats whenever he suspects that he will not win a fight. He also avoids using vehicles in favor of sniping his enemies from afar.
    • In the Zombies Let's Play, Ray is the first person to start tossing grenades at the other team to bring them down. He also exploits the enemy AI by getting huge swarms of zombies to chase him and he can turn away.
    • Let's Play Minecraft episode 37. He was trailing Michael by a couple blocks, so once he caught up with Michael, he knocked him off to his death, granting him the opportunity to mine the Tower of Pimps for himself and tie with Ryan. Michael was not happy.
    • Let's Play Minecraft episode 96. Ray stops Gavin from making any further progress at building the tallest Tower of Pimps by putting a block of indestructible Bedrock on top of his tower. There Ain't No Rule saying that you can't put blocks on top of someone else's Tower, though normally that'd only be a momentary annoyance to get rid of because of their Diamond Pickaxes. However, there was a rule that the gold blocks had to be stacked in order, so Gavin promptly Rage Quit when he couldn't proceed.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In Let's Play Minecraft Episode 46, "Cloud Down", Ray finds the Chest that contains the bow and arrows, and one block of sponge. He got the sponge and left the weapon in the chest for someone else to take.
  • Commonality Connection:
    • The R & R Connection with Ryan.
  • Consummate Liar: He lies fairly often. Although they're usually harmless lies for laughs, he sometimes uses them to great effect in winning Let's Plays.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 25:
    Geoff: (after dying and finding himself in the middle of nowhere) Is there not a goddamn tree on this planet?!
    Ray: "No, there's no trees anywhere." (cuts to him strolling through a forest)
  • Covert Pervert: In Worms, he named his characters after porn stars. He did it again in Worms Revolution, his team being named "Nice Girlz Deux".
    • In general he started off as this when he was quieter and more serious-seeming at the start. Several "jerking it in the corner" moments have made it apparent that Ray can be just as perverted as everyone else.
  • Epic Fail: He's not immune to these either.
    • In their Let's Play of Worms 2: Armageddon, Ray used a banana bomb to kill two of Geoff's worms... but a couple flew up in the air and hit Ray instead. Geoff's worms survived with fairly minor damage, while Ray accidentally killed one of his own worms.
      • Also happened in the first Worms Let's Play. At one point, Geoff and Gavin's worms were out in the open and his worm, being above them, had a perfect shot. However, when Ray called in an air strike, it absolutely leveled their position... except, that is, the two spots both worms were standing on. Epic Fail indeed.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 23, his entire fight with the Enderman. He somehow went from fighting the Enderman, to glitching on a wall repeatedly.
    • In "The Hidden", where the main target is an invisible Knife Nut, you can see an outline of the Knife Nut's invisibility readings. Ray saw it and fired a clip at it, except it was the air coming from the AC vent.
    • Misplacing the first gold block in front of the Obsidian block, just like Ryan. Only this time, he mined the block next to the gold one by mistake.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 47, Ray mined sixteen levels worth of experience out of the thirty needed to win, then dug straight down into lava.
    Ray: There was redstone, I got greedy.
  • Evil Power Vacuum: Not "evil" per se, but fits nonetheless. Entering Let's Play Minecraft episode 23, Ray was eliminated by Jack ten minutes into the video. With The Ace out, it opened up a huge window of opportunity for any of the other guys to lay claim to the Tower of Pimps. In general, any episode where death is NOT cheap, people will usually try to get rid of Ray first since doing so eliminates the number one threat.
  • Exact Words: Part of why he wins so much in Let's Play Minecraft is that he interprets the rules rather literally. In the King Ryan challenge, he used everything in his inventory to his advantage unless specifically told he couldn't, whereas everyone just thought it was implied that they couldn't.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 4, he makes a big deal about the lack of trees in their starting biome, slowing everyone down in their challenge to reach bedrock since wood's pretty important. Geoff later reveals there was a tree right there at the starting spot (not 10 blocks away), Ray just missed it.
  • Flanderization: In the Wipeout-style course in Minecraft, Ray had the chance to heal himself with cake, but chose not to take it because eating it would make him waste time. Since then, Ray (or people in general) "going cakeless" has basically become a meme, and Ray now treats cake in Minecraft like some sort of Berserk Button.
    • In episode 33, part of the boat course involves a giant cake, and Ray comments how he's going through it with his eyes closed so he doesn't have to see it. A little later, Gavin puts a cake down, and Ray instantly breaks it.
    • In Things to Do in Minecraft episode "Slice of Hell" (later appearing in episode 46 of Let's Play Minecraft), he has a major freakout when Geoff and Gavin reveal that they set up a massive cake dispenser in his house, leading him to start digging out of his own house just to get away from them.
    • During "Thunderdome" (Let's Play Minecraft episode 43), Ray finds the chest with a cake in it. He places the cake and smashes it.
    • Subverted with how often he chooses the color brown - it functions as a running gag of his Puerto Rican descent, but he's also stated that brown is actually his favorite color.
  • Genre Savvy: Whenever he somehow finds the Tower of Pimps, he makes sure not to say a word, so as not to alert the other guys.
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, he barricades his and Geoff's hideout with sandstone. Somehow, it absorbed the explosion from the TNT that Geoff placed beforehand, keeping Ray and Geoff uninjured.
    • In episode 35, he set up his Nether Portal a small distance away from the tunnels everyone was mining in, with the idea that the others likely wouldn't find it and follow him in. However, this nearly led to a Death by Genre Savviness when the portal spawned him right in front of a pair of Ghasts.
    • In episode 36, Ray immediately notices that Ryan is being quiet. As soon as he points this out, he speculates that Ryan might actually win the game. Turns out, he was right; Ryan did win.
    • In episode 47, Ray is the first to correctly deduce that invisible!Geoff is the one "haunting" him.
    • Even earlier in episode 5, he hid his workbench and his forge inside a hill, so that the other players wouldn't be able to find it and sabotage him.
    • In episode 8, he waits till dawn to try and find gold rather than attempting to mine blind in a monster infested wilderness.
    • In general, most of his sucess can be attributed to him being Genre Savvy.
  • Graceful Loser: Ray is usually calm when loses. He was the only one who was not pissed off at Gavin winning in episode 23 of Let's Play Minecraft, and he was the one who lost the tower.
    • Averted with episode 37 of Let's Play Minecraft. He steals the controller from Gavin and removes the batteries before Gavin can erect the tower. Justified in that Gavin had intentionally nudged Ray's controller at an earlier point in the video.
    • Subverted with his loss at the end of the "Mad King Ryan" two-parter in "Let's Play Minecraft", when he wins the game but has his victory taken away when Ryan introduces a final challenge that Gavin wins. Ray is graceful to Gavin and congratulates him on his win, but brings up the loss over the next few episodes in ways that insinuate he feels robbed. Played for Laughs, of course.
    • Averted in "Ice Cube X". He won the first round in a short amount of time, which pissed off Geoff because it wasn't long enough for a video. Geoff's response was to take victory away from Ray, claim the first round was for practice, and have them do it again with the inside blocks and traps being shuffled. This didn't sit well with Ray especially when Ryan won and was declared the true victor.
    "People wonder why I don't participate because when I win I lose and when I lose I lose."
  • Healing Shiv: Works to his advantage when, in the Sudden Death of the final Worms 2: Armageddon match, Michael hits his last worm with a lightning bolt... and it gets healed rather than damaged, letting Ray take the final round.
  • The Hero: During Black Ops Zombies 2. Bar none. He does it again at Black Ops 2: Nuketown. There's a good reason why of all the games he's great at, he's still termed "The Black Ops Guy".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ray is a total completionist. He refuses to let any game on his primary Xbox account ("BrownMan") go without 100% Completion. Geoff uses that against him in one episode of GO!, leaving Ray helpless as he's trying to find a game that he can play to get an achievement and not have it left uncompleted.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Ever since Ray became a Memetic Badass with the fans, it has become a Running Gag in the comments sections to use Ray's name in the form of some kind of pun. Now some of the guys start doing it during the Let's Plays.
    • Notably, his "Best of" tribute videos are titled "The Raytage".
  • In the Back: If there is a chance for Ray to creep up behind someone and get an easy insta-kill, he will probably take it.
  • Jump Scare: When an Enderman kills him from behind, Ray freaks the fuck out.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: In Minecraft, sometimes.
  • Knife Nut: Has a tendency to switch to sharp melee weapons from all his Call of Duty experience, when he's not being a Combat Pragmatist (or sometimes because he's being a pragmatist). This usually leads to him yelling out "Puerto Rican with a knife!" or a similar weapon.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Occasionally the others will joke that yellow flowers (based on his love of roses) and cake (based on Flanderization of the one time he refused cake) are Ray's Kryptonite.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He tries to break Gavin's Tower of Pimps. Gavin kills him with a sword before he succeeds. He also spawns all the way back at "Capture the Tower", for good measure.
    • In "Let's Play Far Cry 3 Part 1", Ray makes a Michael Vick joke when he shoots a dog. It immediately decides to maul him.
    • In "Part 2", when Ray taunts Jack after the latter was run over by a truck, Ray gets attacked by an enemy dog.
    • In "Part 6", he gets chased by a dog 'til it decides to go after Geoff instead, he realizes this and laughs at Geoff instead of helping him. A few minutes later Ray is walking along a wall saying he is just waiting for more dogs to show up, as soon as he says it he rounds a corner and sees TWO dogs, and promptly is mauled to death.
    • In episode 43, Ray is given a piece of cake, which he promptly destroys out of disgust. Jack completely demolishes him without suffering a speck of damage.
      • Not that anyone else would've been able to damage him, as due to an odd glitch Jack became immune to all attacks period.
    • Ray starts jokingly petitioning for The Strangerhood Season 2 which takes off amongst the fans. Burnie gets him back by promising four episodes as a Lazer Team stretch goal.... where Ray appeared As Himself, and was repeatedly acknowledged by the Credits Gag (with the animation team in particular sending him a "fuck you" because machinimating The Sims is hard!).
  • Loophole Abuse: How he wins the "King Ryan" episode. He would always use materials he had unless he was told otherwise, which helped him against Gavin who assumed it was always implied.
  • Meta Guy: As far as a real person can be instead of a fictional one. Ray is the one most in-touch with the community and fan-base and will often inject fan terms into videos.
    Ray: You guys are Team Mavin!
    Michael: What's that?
  • Motifs: As a fan of Sailor Moon, in particular Tuxedo Mask, a lot of his stuff is themed around him: his Minecraft character wears a tuxedo and he's very protective of the roses, when he played in PAYDAY: The Heist, his call sign was Muxedo Task and the Let's Play of Worms 2: Armageddon revealed his Xbox Live avatar is dressed up like Tuxedo Mask.
  • Nice Guy: He's a Deadpan Snarker and Combat Pragmatist through and through but he is genuinely a good person. He rarely brags about his victories or attack other players without provocation or necessity. On Rooster Teeth Podcast #179, everyone remarked that Ray was a great person to hang out with:
    Gus: "Why you making Ray clean your spit?"
    Gavin: "No, he just came up and, well, I don't know why he helped me."
    Burnie: "Because he's nice."
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 41, Ray decides to build a glass block house and lure creatures inside, so he would trap them in one of the corners and make room-cages. It looked like a sound plan, until you actually see it play out. When he does lure a zombie in, he gets trapped within his own house. The zombie kills him, which promptly drops his glass block stack inside the room with the zombie.
  • The Nicknamer: A veritable fountain of memes and catchphrases, many of which end up on the merchandise.
    Ray: (Regarding a miniature head in the corner of his house) That's, uh, Pat. Pat the Head.
    Michael: You made up just now, didn't you.
    Ray: No, I- yeah.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Especially noticeable in Black Ops 2 Zombies. No matter how many times his teammates get incapacitated, he'll run across the map to save them, even long after it becomes obvious that they're only slowing him down.
  • Not So Above It All: He normally can't be bothered to troll, but on Minecraft he's proven that he is definitely willing to do it. Also, despite being one of the most ostensibly even-keeled and earnest competitors during Let's Play's, he's shown on several occasions that he can be just as immature, perverted, and just plain weird as the others. It just happens in short bursts.
  • Not So Different: When Gavin screws Ray over in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, Ray gets pissed off at Gavin and starts acting more like a troll. At the end of the video, he even takes the controller from Gavin and removes the batteries to prevent him from winning.
  • But Now I Must Go: Ray leaving Achievement Hunter was this, according to Off-Topic #177. Geoff admitted he really didn't want Ray to leave, but at the same he was so happy to see him do his own thing.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's not immune to these either.
    • His reaction to an enemy dog taking a beeline from Geoff to him in "Let's Play Far Cry 3 Part 2".
    Ray: "OH NO! (The dog pounces on him) NO! AHHHHHH! GET IT OFF! GET IT OFF!"
    • He flips out when he finds out that Geoff, Gavin and Ryan put ten thousand cakes in his house in Minecraft.
    • Every reaction to seeing an Enderman is this.
  • One-Man Army: Especially notable in the Call of Duty franchise.
    • First, in the AH Let's Play Black Ops 2 Zombies game, both teams end up stuck repeatedly dying on the same wave over and over again, unable to continue or end the game until one team survives. Ray ends up winning with almost no help from his team, killing 623 zombies in total. This is over three times the amount of the next best player, Ryan at 190.
    • Next, as the crew was very much aware of Ray's status as The Ace, Geoff organized a VS game for five people; Ryan, Michael, Jack, and Gavin against Ray in a simple deathmatch game. The final scores were 8 to 19, with no one on the group team scoring more than four kills.
  • Only Sane Man: In Achievement Hunter, occasionally shared with Jack.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When he does get angry, that's usually bad news. For example, his reaction to Gavin's trolling in the third part of Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV: "Cops and Crooks".
    • Taken Up to Eleven at the end of Countdown: "Top 12 Most Satisfying Guns in Video Games". Ray sounds legitimately pissed when he realizes that Kdin's footage of the Farsight gun from Perfect Dark, the so-called "Second Most Satisfying Gun in Gaming," is very misleading (instead of showing off the Farsight gun's ability to lock onto people through walls, he just showed himself no-scoping the enemies with a gun that fires slow). Ray gets so angry that he refuses to talk about the Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2 and even goes so far as to say the number one choice was wrong.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Everyone in the office likes to assume Ray's hella-poor and lives in a dumpster. Expect the others (and himself) to crack jokes whenever he does something that can be turned into a "poor Hispanic immigrant" stereotype like hopping fences (border crossing) or making a big deal about finding food.
    • This is probably the reason his Minecraft house in Achievement City was intentionally built poorly (it looks like it took less than 5 minutes of effort and is made up of Cobblestone and Dirt) and doesn't even have a bed in it. 80 episodes later it's furnished a bit (with mostly stolen stuff) but the house itself is still crap. Even in the Dark version of Achievement City Ray's house is made out of Soul Sand, still making it the worst house by far.
    • Especially present in "Let's Play Monopoly", where they emphasize how his source of nutrition is generally $1 meals from Carl's Jr.
  • Pragmatic Ruthlessness: Ray's a Combat Pragmatist, but only when there's something to be gained from it (which is most the time) and generally refrains from killing people For the Evulz. Otherwise he's the Nice Guy. Best shown in the Let's Play Minecraft Enchantment episodes, where he doesn't kill Gavin because he'd gain nothing for it and tells the others where his lucrative cave was since he knew that he screwed himself out of a chance to win.
  • The Quiet One: Moreso early on, though he talks as often as everyone else, he was just this compared to how how loud they were being.
    • Fans have noticed that he's gone back to being this in the Minecraft videos, as of 2014. While Ray himself has mentioned he's somewhat bored with the game, there's a much more serious reason for it. Look at Took a Level in Jerkass and Berserk Button above for details. As of Top Chef, he's much more talkative than before, and actually cares more about playing the games, so he may have gotten over it at last.
    • Ray manages to weaponize this. He will often refrain from yelling things out and using the lack of information to his advantage (like when he finds the Tower of Pimps or if he's about to get the jump on someone). Hey, there Ain't No Rule saying that you must call things out like the others do.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": His reaction during their Forza Motorsport 4 video, when he sees Geoff in his Hummer H1 bearing down on his disabled hatchback.
  • Running Gag: "Is there fall damage?" He always says this after jumping off a high surface in a Let's Play. Eventually, this induces an implied facepalm for Geoff.
    • In Minecraft, Ray has a disdain for cake. Every time he sees it he either ignores it or destroys it. When others eat cake he expresses disappointment at them.
    • He also has a Freak Out every time he sees an Enderman.
    • In "Let's Play Far Cry 3 Part 1", he gets attacked by a dog that he shot. In "Part 2", he expresses fear of getting mauled by another dog again, and gets attacked by two more dogs.
    • His (deliberate) inability to understand Shout Outs to pop culture; see Comically Missing the Point above.
  • Schmuck Bait: Has a tendency to randomly bring up certain shock sites or other mentally-scarring images and encourage the audience to Google them. It's definitely this when someone (usually Jack or Ryan) quickly warn the audience not to, or when Ray adds "Safe Search off, don't be a bitch/pussy!"
  • Sdrawkcab Name: His PSN name, as well as the name he uses in a couple videos of games like Drawful and Fibbage, is naMnworB, which is, of course, BrownMan spelled backwards.
  • Self-Deprecation: Despite being such a badass, he is actually quite modest. He always claims that he's actually not very good at video games and sets a pretty high standard for himself.
    • In "Splinter Cell: Spies vs Mercs", he apologizes for his poor performance and promises to do better despite being the only one to have not lost a game. Everyone else, including Ryan (who has played Splinter Cell a lot), has lost at least once.
    • Less seriously, he constantly takes potshots at himself for laughs (with various levels of truth), especially regarding his former poverty, his Hispanic ethnicity, his lack of a social life, and his virginity.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Episode 90 of Let's Play Minecraft turned out to be this when Ray won the last piece of Mad King Ryan's tower, only for Ryan to pull a twist and reveal that, to truly win the Tower, they had to fight Edgar. Ray dies during one attempt and Gavin takes the win.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He was the shortest regular Achievement Hunter cast member. It's not that noticeable, but people (and himself) will exaggerate his shortness for laughs.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Whenever his girlfriend, streamer Tina Dayton, sends him a message via Twitch's tip system.
  • Spanner in the Works: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 36, he follows Gavin and Michael to the Overworld after they get the Blaze Rod. They had diamond swords and he only had iron armor, but his game starts lagging, so when they attacked him, Ray would not die until three minutes later. It was a big reason as to why Gavin and Michael weren't able to snatch a win.
  • The Smart Guy: For Achievement Hunter, at least at the gameplay stuff. He's responsible for videos concerning achievement guides, general how-to's, and not-so-well-known info about games.
  • Something About a Rose: Always carried around roses during Let's Play Minecraft; Caleb tosses them into lava in episode 22 and he takes it poorly, needless to say.
    • When Caleb does the unthinkable and "gets rid of crap".
      Ray: (sees Caleb approach the lava with his roses) "If you throw ro- don't you fuckin'- I will mur-" (Caleb throws them in) "Your family is dead tonight".
  • Sore Loser: He could've won the Tower in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, but Gavin screwed him over. When Michael lamented the fact that he was just behind Jack, but fell off before he could catch up, Ray makes his frustration known.
    Ray: "I don't wanna hear it. I don't wanna hear any of it."
    Michael: "Ray, don't be such a poor sport."
    • Right before Gavin stacked the Tower of Pimps, Ray wrestled the controller from him and removed the batteries. Completely legitimate, too, 'cause Gavin had kept him from winning twice beforehand.
      • I'd say it's more justified revenge than being a sore loser. Gavin didn't just keep him from winning, he cheated to do it. He also prolonged the game from ending by at least 15 more minutes.
  • The Spock: Of Team Lads. If anyone can be counted on to have a plan or stay focused on the objective, it'll be Ray.
  • The Stoic: He's almost always level-headed and keeps his cool while the others are all screaming at each other.
    • Not So Stoic: Rarely, but if he's seconds away from completing something and his efforts get shot down, there is a chance that he will get quite annoyed. Like in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37 or Black Ops 2.
    • During "Black Ops 2 Zombies Part 2", Ray loses his temper at his two teammates that keep dying on him, Jack and Gavin when Jack complains about Ray dying for the third time as the last man standing. No one can really make a comeback either since it's obvious Ray is doing all the work. His kills are more than Geoff and Michael's kills combined!
    Jack: (After Ray dies) "Aww, goddamnit."
    Ray: "GODDAMNIT, WHAT? Do something! I can't survive forever..!"
  • Tactical Withdrawal: Part of what makes Ray so deadly is that he knows when he can't win and will usually withdraw (when possible) rather than go down swinging like everyone else does. Partly to preserve his K/D ratio and partly because he knows that by waiting, he can go back in at a better time, like how he tends to leave melee clusterfucks then go back in to pick off the wounded survivors.
  • The Stoner: Parodied. He makes a very big deal about 420, but as far as we know, he doesn't actually do drugs.
  • Tempting Fate: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 34, Ray takes part in a pig racing tournament. He says "Richard Phist V2 is doing grea... oh, you're in the water, you fuck."
  • Took a Level in Badass: Remember how in Episode 9 of VS, Jack delivered a complete Curb-Stomp Battle to Ray in Mortal Kombat to end his winning streak? Well, Ray faced off against Jack in Mortal Kombat again in Achievement HUNT Episode 4 a few months later, except this time, Ray ends up delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle of his own.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starting in October 2014, Ray seemed to become increasingly snide, confrontational, angry and bitter in almost every video he was featured in, especially in the Let's Play Minecraft and GTA videos. Possibly justified, as he was still recovering from the infamous Twitch Debacle and, in the case of the aforementioned series, was beginning to feel burnt out on them. Thankfully, he returned to his normal self in time to be able to depart AH on good terms.
  • Token Minority: Frequently referred to himself in these terms at least for AH, as he was the sole Puerto Rican in an office full of white guys. Ray made a lot of 'green card' jokes at his own expense, which doesn't actually make sense seeing as Puerto Rico is legally a part of the United States.
    Gavin: (regarding Black Ops 2) Who's going to use a bloody axe in a shooting game?
    Ray and Michael: Puerto Ricans!
  • Tranquil Fury: You could feel his frustration when Gavin keeps him from winning twice in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37. Look at Sore Loser for details.
    • Again during "Hit List", when Ryan accidentally cakes Ray's house (see Slice of Hell), Ray was on a quiet rampage for the remainder, which lead to him breaking his losing streak and winning the Tower.
  • Troll: Not even Ray's immune to this sort of behavior.
    • There was one time Ray fell through the same hole twice, which had Gavin at the end. Ray picked up a bunch of sand and sent it down the hole, suffocating Gavin.
      Michael: "Where? You mean the hole you're filling in right now?"
      Gavin: "What? Oh no-" (gets suffocated)
    • He tries to break down Gavin's Tower in Let's Play Minecraft episode 27. Failed the first attempt, succeeded the second. Runs around with it for a while, with Gavin giving chase and Michael disapproving. When he finally did stop, he started mining it back on Gavin's obsidian block, but he intentionally screws up the design by turning the Tower into an upside-down "L".
    • In Let's Play Minecraft episode 31, after everyone jokes that Gavin will immediately murder everyone the second they leave the "safe zone", Ray murders Gavin the second they leave the safe zone. That said, his next action is to give back the tools he looted from Gavin's body, saying that he "just did it for the lulz".
    • In DeathCraft II, he threw a grenade at Gavin, engulfing the latter character on fire and killing him. Also taunted him with "Oh, I'm sorry. I'll stop the bullying."
    • In the Spartan Ops Let's Play for Halo 4, Jack picks up the Incineration Cannon and asks what to do with it. Ray tells him, in a completely straight voice, to shoot it at his feet and rocket jump with it. Of course this kills Jack, leaving Ray with an Incineration Cannon for the taking.
    • On its release day, Ray tweeted about Let's Play Minecraft episode 52 never coming out because they stopped making Let's Plays. He then proceeds to be deadpan serious about it never seeing the light of day, shrugging off threats from angry fans. It came out.
      • Michael and Ray did this again on the day Let's Play Minecraft episode 88 was released.
    • He tends to troll around the office quite a bit as well. He tends to mess with people's computers while they are away, doing things such as pulling up Meat Spin the moment someone leaves their computer or grabbing a random object and flipping it upside down.
  • Vocal Evolution: Ray's voice in videos started from quiet and generally un-emotive to being much more energetic, to the extent that newcomers sometimes fail to recognize Ray in the early videos after being so used to how he sounds now.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Ray likes to joke that cake is this. He claims that the reason he did not win Minecraft competitions for a while was the addition of the cake machine to his house.
    • An actual weakness of Ray's in Minecraft videos is when he has to interact with creatures in the wildlife. He lost fishing jamboree because he gave up when he realized that he was catching fish slower than the others. He put up a poor showing when he was forced to work with Richard Phist. He was the only one to not finish the obstacle course with a cow (he ended up killing his several times). He kept losing his wolf in "Wolf Spa". Finally, both times he had to trap monsters ("No Petting Zoo" and "Creeper Census"), he ended up coming in last or tied for last.
    • He has also admitted that he is too impatient, which explains his above weakness as well.
    • Who would have thought that Ray's biggest weakness would be Hangman?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He gets a silent one from the rest of Team Lads (along with Ryan and Jack) when Ray wins the first pizza party in GO! and, when he's told to choose a friend to go celebrate it with, he chooses Kerry, who hasn't even been in the games.
  • With Friends Like These...: Gavin and Jack become such a burden to Ray during "Black Ops 2 Zombies Part 2" that he ends up getting into trouble trying to save them. And in Gavin's case, when Ray does save Gavin, Gavin dies ten seconds later. It gets to the point where the normally calm Ray starts to lose his temper and ultimately decides to stop reviving his teammates.
    • You can tell he's getting frustrated when he starts liberally cursing.
    Ray:" "Uh, you guys are really fucking me in the mouth here."
    Ray: "Gavin, I swear to fucking Christ. I swear to Christ, Gavin. PLEASE, stay up!" (two seconds later, Gavin dies again) "GAVIN, COME ON!"
    Ray: "Geoff, what have you done? Geoff, what have you done?! NO, never forget!" (dies)
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After getting attacked by one, Ray fears running into an enemy dog in Far Cry 3.
  • Why Won't You Die?: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 36, Ray's game glitches out and he is able to survive being wailed on by diamond swords for over three minutes.
  • Worthy Opponent: When someone emerges as the only one who can consistently go toe-to-toe with Ray at a particular game (Michael at Worms, Ryan at Halo, etc.), he acknowledges them as this.

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