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Bitten by a radioactive tomato, this mild mannered gamer was transformed into the gaming hero CaptainSauce!

Captainsauce is a Let's Play channel found on YouTube ran by a man from Newfoundland, Canada who prefers to have his real name remain anonymous. It can be found here.

He is best known for his series "The Life of Kevin", based in The Sims 4. He uploads one video each day, ranging from one-of flash games, to Life is Strange.


His channel banner portrays his superhero character sitting on a couch with characters from his most popular series. Including Barbara the Shark, Fluffles, a red peasant, JobBot, The Neighbor, Amy, Cuphead and Mugman, Walt, Ted, Aria The Sauce, Kevin and Emma Sauce, Bendy, a battle cat, a pink slime, Kyu, Six, The Artist, and a panicked and bloody Nigel Burke.

Captainsauce provides examples of:

  • Adorkable: Cap.
  • Badass Beard: He always has a short beard. He's very fond of it.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His superhero avatar wears a red S in a yellow circle. It is also the channel's logo.
  • Bowdlerise: While previously no stranger to cursing himself, Cap has had to censor some dialogue from dating sims when reading them to the audience. This is largely because of YouTube's demonetizing of creators deemed too controversial.
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  • Break the Cutie: When fighting Grim Matchstick in Cuphead, Cap had to completely shut down any commentary to focus on him. While he usually remains upbeat even when frustrated, he remained completely quiet and maintained a stoic face after trying for two hours to beat the boss.
  • Catchphrase: He doesn't promote it but he tends to say "Waaaoooooww" when reacting to the ridiculousness of the games.
    • Also, the phrase 'Okay, you know what?' is commonly said multiple times throughout every video. Seriously. Watch a few videos and count.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Seems very susceptible to cooing over cute animals, including hunter slimes, a stray puppy, and even the sound of a beam being deleted.
  • Curse Cut Short: His outrage towards temp bot for interrupting his intro.
    Captainsauce: And for today's episode, we are gonna be returning for more gourmet chef because...
    Temp Bot: *Splashing his cup of coffee towards his face*
    Captainsauce: Listen, I've been trying really hard to do this intro for about five minutes now and I swear to god if you splash yourself in the face with that cup one more time, I'm gonna take it, I'm gonna shove it so far up your little floating a...Like I was saying, more gourmet chef.
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  • Has Two Thumbs and...: "Guess who has two thumbs and just figured out how to record flash games??" *cut to pointing thumbs at self and smiling*
  • Ice-Cream Koan: this game on his '3 Random Games' features one thanks to the awkward wording of the game's end title. Captainsauce is as confused as his audience.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Whenever a pun shows up, Cap has a tendency to give remark on it usually with exhaustion. Riddle School provided him with multiple examples, as it tends to start out with some huge stinkers.
    Phil Eggtree: That was a SHARP idea!
    Captainsauce: The puns, they just-they just never end!
  • No Name Given: Captainsauce himself. The only personal information he gives out is that he's a proud Newfie. He keeps his real name, city, and workplace anonymous, and will ban anyone who reveals his personal info on his channel. He does this so he can maintain his privacy.

The Life of Kevin and spinoffs provides examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: The Reapers' butler, Gurt Gurt, gets an episode in which she has various adventures on a day off. Truly it has to be seen to be believed.
  • Alien Abduction: This is a part of the game itself; it's a given that it will happen in this series.
  • Alliterative Name: Debbie Death, Grim's replacement as the soul reaper.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: At one point, the then-teenaged Sauce kids hold a house party while Kevin and Emma are out on a date. When Emma comes back early, she decides to join the twerking teenagers on the dance floor, quickly breaking up the party.
  • Anything That Moves: Claire Reaper once she's a teenager, based on the finale of their series.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Both Kevin and Emma. Both of them are good, kindhearted people who will not hesitate to go full papa/mama bear on anyone who's threatening their children, even when they're grown up. Oh, and if the world needs saving, no one will jump into action faster.
  • Black Comedy: Moments of this in in all of the series, but Grim Parenting takes this **much** further.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gurt Gurt.
  • Chick Magnet: Tommy. And how! He seduces a great many women throughout the series.
  • Crossover: At one point in Grim Parenting, Debbie Death and kids visit the Sauces.
    • The Sauces in general sometimes show up in the background of other series.
  • Cute Witch: Amy Willow.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Played for laughs and not touched on much with Kevin, but it's there. Apparently his family died in a llama-related accident, leaving him all their money, which is why he starts off the series fairly wealthy.
    • The above is retconned into a legitimately dark and troubled story later.
  • Death Is Cheap: As with the original game, the fact that characters can cook up Ambrosia to resurrect the dead is very helpful. Several secondary characters and even a few protagonists bite the dust, but thankfully they're resurrected. Sometimes.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Nina and Katrina Caliente smash Tom Sauce's doll house. In ensuing episodes, Emma locks Nina on the second floor and starves her, then feeds Katrina to the cowplant.
    • Tommy seems to have inherited this from his mother. As vengeance for the Goths stealing his family's art, he seduces Bella and breaks up the family.
    • Over at A Bad Witch, this happens to a frightening degree. Amy and Company are disturbed by loud neighbors. They go over to complain, and while doing so, Chucky (who was indeed annoyed with the sound) starts a fire and murders the neighbors' daughter.
    • Rounding out the trifecta, this also happens in Grim Parenting. Sort of. Originally, Cap was thinking about sparing Lily Feng, just locking her in the basement or something. And then she picked her ear while making a garden salad for Grim and his quadruplets.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Neither Kevin's formal nor his party attire feature shoes.
    • Tommy shows up shoeless as well a few times.
  • Dude Magnet: Gurt Gurt. No, really.
  • Enfant Terrible: Amy Willow and company in A Bad Witch end up babysitting a toddler named Chucky Doll. The results...aren't pretty.
    • The Reaper quadruplets are rather dangerous as toddlers/children as well.
  • Ethical Slut: Tom Sauce, the eldest of Kevin's children. Mostly...barring the few married women he's seduced.
  • Fountain of Youth: Kevin is accidentally aged back to a child due to a wishing well error in one episode.
    • All of the Sauces end up as toddlers in another episode. Evie has a very interesting day.
  • Funny Background Event: A staple of the series. Hard not to be given it's the Sims, and many of the characters seem to have minds of their own.
  • Gilligan Cut: Another staple of the series.
  • Gold Digger: Grim in Grim Parenting ends up being this with Lily Feng as the Meal Ticket. It...doesn't end well.
  • Happily Adopted: Barbie, by Emma, technically. They even spend Mother's Day together at one point.
  • Happily Married: Kevin Sauce and Emma Jagr.
    • Apple Sauce and Evie Hunter.
    • Eventually, Grim Reaper and Debbie Death.
  • Hot Scientist: Barbie works as a scientist and is quite a looker.
  • Idiot Hero: Kevin. Most definitely.
  • Idiot Savant: Kevin seems to have this going for him a bit. For example: while still unable to get the hang of washing dishes in the kitchen sink, he nonetheless is able to get to level 10 piano with no prior indication that he's had any experience.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Why does Will Smith work with the alien queen? He wants to take over the series!
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There are five or six main characters per series after long shenanigans, with boatloads of secondary characters in each, as well as a laundry list of recurring characters, celebrities, et cetera.
  • Love at First Sight: Apple and Evie, pretty much. Captainsauce didn't even intend them to get together, they just happened to start flirting.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: We don't see anything, as the Sims censors everything, but Kevin randomly gets naked at one point in a club. In public. his children are present.
  • Mama Bear: All three of the people Emma kills/causes to die early on in the series when Tommy was young were either bothering him or harming his possessions.
    • Later, when Barbie and Emma are out on Mother's Day and see Barbie's biological mother (who makes a point of making fun of them), Emma freeze-rays her. It's bizarrely heartwarming.
  • Mister Seahorse: Kevin himself in the main series as a result of an alien abduction. This results in Barbie Q. Sauce
    • Grim in the main series as well, with quadruplets. The other parent is Barbie or so it seems; it's actually her mother.
    • Luc in A Bad Witch, resulting in Orion.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Emma Jagr, the most attractive member of the Sauce family who dresses in the most appealing wardrobe of any of the women.
    • Debbie Death in Grim Parenting is quite attractive as well.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Grim does this to Victor Feng. Well, really, he has Claire do it, but all the same, it's to get to Lily. Not really for the right reasons, as you can see above.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Hoo boy is this averted. While no celebrities are part of the main cast, quite a lot of musicians, movie stars, fictional characters, and even politicians appear.
  • Odd Friendship: At one of the parties, Johnny Bravo and Dr. Evil show up cloudgazing together. Captainsauce even lampshades it!
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Emma has a literal clone.
    • Also averted in that Princess Leia shows up as a character, and that one of Tommy's girlfriends is also named Leia.
    • The Sauce's cowplant is named Faith. So is Amy Willow's neighbors' daughter.
    • Technically played straight, as Grim's clone is really named "Sergio", but given he appears as "Grim Reaper" on the job, this is still in play.
  • Polyamory: Tommy and the rest of the Woohooers appear to have something like this going on, frequently woohoo-ing with one another with relatively little jealousy (mostly because Tommy hasn't quite maxed out on the "Serial Romantic" achievement yet).
    • Amy, Luc, and Holly from A Bad Witch appear to have something like this going on as well. April too to a lesser degree.
  • Punny Name: Kevin and Emma's eldest daughter, Apple Sauce.
    • Kevin's alien daughter, Barbie Q. Sauce, as well.
      • It should be noted that he has stated Tom Sauce's name is short for Tomato.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Downplayed with Evie Hunter, who gets the least amount of characterization. It's not as if she has none, but significantly less than Kevin, Emma, Tommy, Barbie, or Apple.
  • Serial Escalation: The first few episodes follow Kevin as he moves into a new neighborhood, courts a pretty neighbor, gets married, and starts a family. He and his girlfriend/bride Emma occasionally get up to silly shenanigans like covering Justin Bieber's house in rotting fish tacos or starting a human zoo. Later episodes feature the Sauces fighting off aliens and robots, using time travel, hunting vampires, facing shapeshifters, dealing with fairies and genies...some of this is justified by the additions of game packs. Some of this is...not.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: For Kevin, Justin Bieber.
    • For Grim, his coworker Andy.
  • Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Even more dramatically than usual sim occurrences. Apple Sauce is a child only a few *minutes* after she is born. Captainsauce doesn't really like Sim babies, which is why this happens.
  • Spin-Off: The main series has two spinoffs, A Bad Witch and Grim Parenting.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Grim and Debbie. The former is a faceless, chubby individual with odd-looking hands. The latter rivals Emma in looks.
  • Villain Protagonist: Grim in Grim Parenting, which has a significantly higher body count than either of the other series. Captainsauce has even stated in one that Grim and his children "are not good people".
  • The Wiki Rule: here. Needs a lot of love.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Grim to Barbie, as it turns out. To make it worse, it's with Barbie's mom. Eww.
    • Poor Barbie has bad luck with this. Her rebound guy, Patrick Flaherty, ends up doing this too though she's the mistress this time, as Captainsauce finds out while trying to resurrect Patrick.
    • Tommy Sauce has caused this a few times. The first marriage he breaks up is between Mortimer and Bella Goth as vengeance for them stealing the family's art. He then does this to Patrick Flaherty and his wife...only for this to be subverted when Patrick walks in on him kissing Allison and cheers Tommy on.

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