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Christopher Odd is a Canadian, YouTube-based Let's Player and photographer who focuses on blind playthroughs of horror, sci-fi, and role-playing games, though he has covered many other types of games. As of 3rd of June 2018, he has around 368,112 subscribers. Christopher tends to adopt the persona of the character he plays as, and tries to make the choices he thinks they would in any given situation.

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  • Audience Participation: In his XCOM series. He used to be a moderator for Gray Lines gaming, where he headed the XCOM Role-play series. Even now, Viewers can send soldiers to his character pool website who they want to appear in the series.
    • During Season 1 of XCOM 2, he made an offhand comment during a retaliation mission, saying "Somebody should write an obituary to their parents." And of course, commenters did so.
    • This has since expanded to After Action Reports from soldiers either celebrating flawless missions, particularly if there were some close calls, expressing frustration at failed missions or mourning fallen comrades.
  • Author Appeal: During his playthrough of Life Is Strange he'll occasionally explain the camera equipment used in the game as well as some effects used in the photography.
  • Big "NO!": He lets off an epic one during Bloodborne after Vicar Amelia kills him just before he can finish her off. It lasts for thirty solid seconds.
  • Big Damn Hero: They appear quite often in his XCOM Playthroughs, and they totally outperform pretty much everyone else in the campaign. Standouts include: Grelite the Sniper, Buck Buttridge the Psionic Support, and Jahana Locksley the Sharpshooter.
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  • Brief Accent Imitation: In his play through of We Happy Few, after the Maidenholm update, he begins the third episode by putting on a Received Pronunciation accent.
  • Buffy Speak: Refers to the Snarks from Half-Life as "shitty ladybugs."
    • He also generally talks like this, as he forgets the proper terms for things pretty easily.
  • Canadian Accents: Compared to most well-known Canadians, Mr. Odd has a very noticeable and somewhat stereotypical-sounding accent. As in, it sounds like a mild version of the typical caricature of Canadian accents.
  • Canada, Eh?: Born in Saskatoon, currently lives in Montreal.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Super time" and "That's what she/he said".
    • "Sleep..." when performing a stealth kill.
    • "Set(ting) the vibe", which means to maximize one's immersion while playing or watching a game. This is best accomplished, according to Christopher, by doing so in the dark while wearing headphones on high volume.
  • Genius Ditz: Christopher is known for giving thoughtful explanations for his decisions in games, particularly those concerning strategy and tactics, even if he later turns out to be wrong. He's also known for missing very obvious things that cause him to die, have to backtrack, or get stuck, much to the chagrin of his viewers. To his credit, Christopher is fully aware of this.
  • Genre Savvy: Christopher has played enough games that he can see some twists before they happen.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Christopher himself in his gameplay videos, as he doesn't use a face cam, thus making him The Voice. Adverted in his streams though.
  • Nice Guy: Christopher will often base his decisions in a game by what he feels the moral thing to do is.
  • Overcrank: Happens a lot whenever Chris dies in a game. Sometimes used to replay a moment in the episode (usually an amusing death) as an outro.
  • Precision F-Strike: After saving an autistic man from being horrifically tortured in Mass Effect 2, reads an email from the Illusive Man criticizing his actions. Cue the usually self-censored Odd laying one of these down.
  • A Rare Sentence: Referring to the jump pads in Half-Life:
    Christopher: These little alien sacs are really beneficial! That's a sentence I never thought I would say.
  • Squishy Wizard: At least in his LPs of Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Inquisition; Chris played a Vanguard!Shep and Mage!Inquisitor respectively. While he fares well with either class in the games' story modes, he dies a lot in the multiplayer for ME3, which later led to him experimenting with other classes. He even lampshades this trope during one of the multiplayer missions.
    Chris: Man, I am so squish right now, it isn't even funny.
  • Tempting Fate: At one point during his playthrough of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, he asks if the flickering lights are a signal for something. (Which they sometimes are because they're reacting to the Compound X in the Manpigs, which means that there's probably one nearby.) Cue Manpig - and Christopher fleeing in terror.
  • Title Drop: Christopher often titles his episodes after a quote from that particular segment, be it from the game itself or something he said.
  • Total Party Kill: Experiences one during his XCOM: Enemy Unknown series, and has experienced another in the second season of his XCOM 2 series.
    • Experiences another in Season 4. He got one turn in before it happened.
  • Undercrank: Used to avoid wasting time when he dies and has to repeat a section or when he gets lost for extended periods. Sometimes used solely for comedic effect.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: Chris more often than not goes for the nice and moral options in the games he plays. Most notably, in his playthrough of Spec Ops: The Line, he does his damnedest to avoid using the white phosphorus, trying out whatever alternative solutions he can think of until it becomes clear there aren't any.
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