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Blake Mulder, AKA Shadowxx25, is a content creator on YouTube. His videos are mostly Let’s Plays but he’s made a couple countdowns, and plans to do commentaries and reviews as well.

Shadow is also a founding member and second in command of The Chaotic Crusaders, which does group Let’s Plays, Races, and other similar projects.

A link to his channel can be found here.[1]

    Let's Plays 
  • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
  • Virtue's Last Reward
  • Puzzle Agent 2
  • Puzzle Agent
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • Owlboy
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • AI: The Somnium Files
  • Shovel Knight
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Dishonored 2
  • One Shot
  • Dishonored
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Sonic Forces
  • Dangan Ronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
  • DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
  • Hotline Miami 2
  • Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Zero Time Dilemma
  • Undertale
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Hotline Miami
  • BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend
  • Octodad Dadliest Catch
  • Gunpoint
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Sonic Heroes
  • Sonic Generations
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Minecraft Hexxit
  • Pokemon Reborn
  • Super Meat Boy



  • Aborted Arc:
    • Super Meat Boy: Cancelled after having the game glitch out on him to the point of not being able to play properly
    • Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Cancelled after feeling that episodes dragged on without much interesting happening.
    • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Cancelled after feeling that not much progress was being made considering how long he had recorded and spent editing.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • In his Danganronpa 2 Let's Play Nagito, Hiyoko and Fuyuhiko are this for him to some degree, the first because of how much Nagito creeps him out, the other two because of how much their personalities irritate him
      • It's so bad that for Hiyoko and Fuyuhiko he often voices his desire to punch them in the face
    • Carl was this during BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for no other reason then that Shadow finds him annoying, especially when Carl gets emotional

  • Berserk Button
    • Any time he encounters lag in his recordings he gets very frustrated
    • Just about his entire Super Meat Boy series

  • Brother–Sister Team
    • Shadow’s Undertale playthrough was this when he had his sister Allison on, she was the one that played for most of the game but Shadow took over from time to time
    • Allison came back for a playthrough of Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, with Allsion completely blind while Shadow helped when necessary
    • Occured once more with Allison for a playthrough of Ori and the Blind Forest, this time with both of them being completely blind, swapping control between the two of them between episodes.

  • Captain Obvious
    • Shadow has a tendency to state things that either just happened, or are very straightforward as if it’s something super confusing.
  • Determinator
    • Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 are this, no matter how many times he runs face first into death he WILL… run right into it again and again until he finally doesn’t die
    • Averted with Super Meat Boy as the game eventually broke on him and his annoyance at it caused him to put the series on hold indefinitely.

  • Drunk with Power
    • Somewhat occurs when Shadow is playing a visual novel, he will on occasion rant about how him pressing the A button is the only thing keeping the story going

  • Early Installment Weirdness
    • His earlier videos do not include his facecam or his Blue Yeti microphone. his first Let's Play was recorded using a Mac Book Pro as his Mic!
    • Now funnier as his L Ps no longer feature a facecam at all as of Shovel Knight.

  • Fan Boy
    • A major one of ATLUS, Nintendo, Spike Chunsoft, Zero Escape and numerous other video game companies or franchises.

  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He actively tries to avoid swearing, he often says this trope word for word minus to heck when things go bad in his Let's Plays
    • While he still personally doesn't swear, in his LP of Virtue's Last Reward Shadow read out Sigma's dialogue, swears and all, somewhat averting this trope.
  • I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: Oh boy this doesn’t even begin to sum up Shadow.
  • Idiot Hero: Shadow can be VERY stupid; one key example being when he started Danganronpa 2 and said that Makoto from the first game and Nagito were actually the same person

  • Incredibly Lame Pun
    • He often uses these in his titles for Let's Plays and makes them in the videos a lot.

  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has a reaction somewhat to this degree at the end of chapter 4 of Danganronpa 2 as he was under the impression that the character that was the murderer was alive in Danganronpa 3.

  • Sanity Slippage
    • Shadow shows signs of this, in his earlier let's plays he's much quieter and calm but in some of his more recent videos he's done some crazy things and it's hard to find a video where he doesn't go into a fit of laughter or confusion.

  • Stronger Sibling
    • Shadow is this in the Undertale playthrough, compared to Allie he knows what he's doing and only struggles because he's out of practice and for a while attempts to use a controller to play instead of the keyboard

  • Talking Is a Free Action
    • Averted in Hotline Miami 2 as sometimes he will enter a room or just stand still in an area he believes safe only to be jumped by an enemy while he's talking or observing the area
    • Played straight with DR2, Neptunia, and BlazBlue, if he needs to get a point across to the viewer he will stop advancing the dialogue until he's done

  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!"
    • Mention Zero Escape and he will freak out.
      • Now also includes AI: The Somnium Files.

  • Top Ten List
    • He tries to make these from time to time but so far has only put out two.

  • Tranquil Fury
    • Unlike other YouTubers he tends to go into this when he’s angry instead of swearing and screaming a bunch

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