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A Canadian (former) Let's Player on YouTube who refers to himself as The Great Clement (real name Jamie Clement), he's a bit different from the rest; where most LPers chronicle their various screw-ups and play their ineptitude and frustration up for humor, Clement focused on providing informative commentary on the game itself, including such things as the story, the level design, the characters, the game play, and so on and so forth. But I digress, he has a penchant for going off on weird tangents, though, and he's not above making horrible jokes when the opportunity to do so arises. He also worships Dr. Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Most of his LPs focused on the Mega Man and Sonic series, with occasional dabbling in Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Bros., and other assorted video game series.

On January 30th, 2021, he announced that he would be taking a break for an indeterminate amount of time so that he could focus on upgrading his equipment for better LPs and videos. The following April, he announced that his hiatus was over and his upgrades were complete.

On September 20th, 2021, he announced that he would be moving away from LPs after his LP of Steambot Chronicles in favor of video-essays and opinion pieces like his Final Fantasy retrospective.

His page can be found here.

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Games/topics The Great Clement plans to review:

Tropes expressed in The Great Clement's LPs:

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Clement admits his younger self was like this in "How (and Why) I Got Into Gaming" regarding video games, losing all interest in anything else upon seeing a new game he hadn't played yet, to the point of not wanting to do anything else on a family trip to Marineland Canada upon spotting an arcade that wasn't featured in commercials.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He's not too fond of the missions in Shadow the Hedgehog where you have to kill every enemy in the level and must backtrack if you miss even one.
    • Do NOT defend Sonic '06 in front of him. Or acknowledge that it's bad, but suggest that there are worse Sonic games. Or think that he only feels this way about it because of the glitches.
    • While he's willing to defend Lost World on the Wii U, the 3DS version is basically one long stream of frustrating levels after Windy Hill, especially Frozen Factory Act 3.
  • Big "NO!": In his Mega Man 3: The Wily Wars LP, upon reaching the Wily 2 Boss, Clement did this after realizing that the boss was the Yellow Devil MK-II. Repeated (in a sense) during his Mega Man X5 LP, where Clement went into a rant on how he left the Classic series behind after he performed this trope upon reaching the Shadow Devil. Later, during the Sonic 06 Review Finale, Clement did this again after losing all his lives in the final segment of the End Of The World stage.
    • Before this when he dies from a cheaply-placed hazard in the otherwise easy Sonic Man race. He also claimed to have screamed this off-camera when he found out that his game over in Kingdom Valley would force him back through Three Trials of Soleanna because the game doesn't autosave, and joined in with Shadow's (who belts these out whenever he falls into Bottomless Pits) when an invisible wall stops him over a pit.
    • At the end of Shadow the Hedgehog's The Doom, he gives two of these in sheer disbelief that people could claim to like the game.
    • You can expect a Big No from Clement whenever he encounters the Yellow Devil.
    • He gives one in Mega Man Zero 2 when Elpizo destroys X's original body and frees the Dark Elf.
  • Big "WHAT?!": He gives one in part 7 of Sonic Forces when Amy informs everyone that 80% of the Resistance's forces have been wiped out.
  • Broken Tears: Played for Laughs at the beginning of his Sonic Genesis video, where Clement breaks down and cries when he realizes he's been LP'ing Sonic games for over two and a half years.
    Clement: In reality, it's just a port of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, the original classic game that started the series off, the first Sonic LP I did back on February 6th, 2010! ...Wow! I've being doing Sonic games since February 6th, 2010. [pauses, then cries]
  • Call-Back: In "Clement Remembers Final Fantasy VII Remake", most of Clement's dialogue in the game's synopsis is lifted verbatim from, is similar to, or references points and jokes made in the Final Fantasy VII video's set-up (fitting the game's status as a Video Game Remake of the first half of Disc 1). Of note is the point after the second bombing mission where Cloud falls into the church and onto a bed of flowers; in both videos, "Fallen Down" plays as Aerith stands over him.
  • Canada, Eh?: Mostly averted (Clement does have a mild accent), unless Clement is actively defending or poking fun of his nationality.
  • Catchphrase: He's got several, including...
    • "Aloha! It is I, the Great Clement." - upon starting an LP.
    • "But I digress..." - after wrapping up one of his many oddball ramblings.
    • "Until then, toodles." - after completing an LP.
    • "I hate that game." - referring to Mega Man X6 while not playing it.
      • "I hate this game." - referring to Mega Man X6 while playing it.
    • "Fuck that game." - referring to Sonic '06.
    • "Uhh… A Wizard Did It!" - when trying to explain an odd happening, such as how a dragon managed to trap citizens in crystal.
    • Similarly, in his collaborations with BrainScratch Commentaries, "It's a video game!" whenever somebody starts overanalyzing things that don't make any sense when you apply real world logic to the game.
    • "And that's no good!", usually during his Sonic LPs.
    • "Oh [character], you ignorant slut!", when poking fun at someone saying something foolish.
  • Challenge Gamer: Clement's a veteran at the Mega Man series, so he tends to make it look easy. It's not, as he doesn't hesitate to point out.
    • Perhaps as a result of this, Caro points out in the Sonic Mania Plus LP that the stages he made for Super Mario Maker 2 are much harder than normal, to the point that it took her an hour and a half to beat one.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: He lets out a series of "What the fuck?!"s when Final Fantasy VII Remake reveals that Sephiroth is the Final Boss (of a game that adapts the story of the first half of Final Fantasy VII's first disc of three; Sephiroth was originally first seen in person via flashback right after the point where Remake ends and was only truly fought as the final boss in his Bizarro and Safer forms).
  • Critical Backlashinvoked: Clement sees Sonic Labyrinth and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric as just mediocre, and doesn't believe they deserve their reputation as some of the worst Sonic games.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves to point out when the characters are being idiots. In particular, he never stops making fun of how helpless the Resistance would be without the titular character of the Mega Man Zero series, nor does he allow Knuckles to live down his moments of extreme gullibility.
    • He goes on a small tangent in part 9 of the Fear Effect LP:
    Clement: the way, Hell has good cell phone reception, doesn't it? [laughs] I mean, yeah, there's all this horrific imagery with hanging corpses and everything, but... damn, Verizon! You-you got your shit going here, y'know? Does this place have free wi-fi? That'd be awesome! Oh, you're in Hell, but hey, free wi-fi! Can't go wrong with that.
  • Deliberate VHS Quality: Justified at the time of recording the Mega Man 9 LP. Clement didn't have access to digital video capture equipment for the task, so the game was captured on a VCR. It was received positively by viewers due to the game itself being a Retraux throwback to the NES era of Mega Man.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Lampshaded in his Sonic Rivals 2 LP:
    Clement: All of the returning modes return... [realizes what he said, chuckling] "All of the returning modes return"... I am so good at commentary!
  • Drinking Gameinvoked: Done exclusively with Super Meat Boy, where he would take a shot of cherry whiskey every time he died. He only made it to Chapter 3 before he was totally wasted and couldn't continue. He finished the rest of the game (without the imposed challenge) once he recovered.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He starts drinking cherry whiskey during the Sonic 06 review because he'd run out of pills to control his Sanity Slippage.
  • Dull Surprise: At times.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Back when he first started, Clement played a lot of crappy licensed games and a bunch of others instead of favorites like Sonic or Mega Man. His voice also used to be a lot more calmer and he didn't have any live-action segments.
    • He used to regularly feature a Dr. Eggman plush doll in his videos that talked with him (and was voiced by him), to the point of having two separate Running Gags centered around it, before it was quietly phased out. As he explained in his 10 Year Retrospective video, he included it as a joke that he wasn't all there, as seen when the doll talks to him in his Sonic '06 review once he starts undergoing Sanity Slippage. He still has the doll, but as of that video, he's officially retired it.
  • Epic Fail:
    • In Part 9 of Sonic Adventure 2, Clement, who was trying to A rank every level, dies near the end of Eternal Engine, thus resetting his score to 0 and getting an E rank.
    • During the Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X LP, Clement dies to Chill Penguin, which is worse than Johnny nearly dying to Storm Eagle in the BrainScratchComms playthrough of Mega Man X or Ryan dying to Toad Man. Later, during the Vile playthrough, Clement dies to Chill Penguin... AGAIN. However, all of this is topped by Clement dying to Storm Eagle. BrainScratchComms said it best in the comments.
    Ted: You died? To him? ...It's Storm Eagle, Clement!
    • Clement later dies to Spark Mandrill during the boss rush of the Vile playthrough.
    • In his Sonic the Hedgehog 2 LP, he dies to the Egg Mobile-D. Yes, the painfully easy boss of Emerald Hill Zone.
  • Evil Laugh: Goes into one after beating all of Johnny's records. Can overlap with Laughing Mad.
    • He pulls another impressive one while showing off the Shining Laser in Mega Man Legends.
  • Fanboy: Of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, without a doubt. He also is a big fan of Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and Panel de Pon.
    • He's also this towards Dr. Eggman of the former franchise.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Of BrainScratch Commentaries, usually for Sonic the Hedgehog games.
  • Hope Spot: During his Sonic '06 review, he brings up one level of the game he claims to like, which is Sonic's Tropical Jungle level with Elise. He looks like he's enjoying it... until a spring he bounces to glitches and fails to launch Sonic, causing him to lose a life and rage.
  • Irony: His favorite Super Smash Bros. character (before 3DS/Wii U) is Mario.
  • Identical Stranger: Noah Antwiler could be Clement's brother.
  • Implausible Deniability: During the Shadow the Hedgehog LP, he spends the entirety of The Doom ranting about how terrible the already tedious missions are in the level's labyrinthine structure, and loses his shit at the end of the Dark mission when complaining about a glitch that extends the time any unwitting player will spend stuck on the level. After all this, he claims that he's not actually angry.
  • Insistent Terminology: Fenri Lunaedge is "Not Blizzard Wolfang".
  • Large Ham: Not during his LPs, but when he's on camera, he pulls no punches.
  • Last-Name Basis: Rarely is he ever called Jamie; the Brainscratch Crew always calls him Clement.
  • Laughing Mad: Twice in the Sonic 06 review. The first was after learning the lack of autosave means dying in Wave Ocean forces him to start at the very beginning of the game, and the second is when he dies in End of the World and has to go through the entire Last Story again. Both are followed by a scream.
  • Let's Play: His channel mostly consists of these.
  • Madness Makeover: He undergoes Sanity Slippage throughout his seven-part review of Sonic '06, his hair becoming more wild as the review progresses.
  • MSTing: Clement MSTs the "Day Of Sigma" short included with Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.
  • Mellow Fellow: Clement is noted for being a relatively quiet yet cheerful fellow, which makes his Let's Plays very pleasant to listen to.
  • Nice Guy: He's a pretty friendly dude.
  • Nostalgia Filter: During the Pac-Man World LP, he admits this might be the reason he likes the original Fear Effect and Pac-Man World more than their sequels.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Clement has to say this in regards to Lightning becoming a model for fashion brand Louis Vuitton.
  • The One Thing I Don't Hate About You: Admits that for all his vitriolic hatred of Mega Man X6 and Sonic 06, they do have great soundtracks.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: During his playthrough of Guts Man's scenario in Mega Man Powered Up, he briefly stops to call bullshit when Wily claims that he has no use for Guts Man, considering how many times Wily has used either Guts Man himself or weapons based on his appearance throughout the Classic series.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: Clement fast-forwards the Boss Rush part of Mega Man 2 to the tune of "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: He specifically notes, in his extra video of Mega Man ZX on Aile, that she and Vent essentially play the exact same way and with the same story, save some slight playable, dialogue and side-quest differences, along with changes in where their story focuses: Vent on the backstory and Aile on the potential future.
  • Review Ironic Echo: This moment at the end of "Clement Reviews Sonic 06! (Part 2)":
    Clement: And now, Miles "Tails" Prower reviews Sonic 06!
    Tails: This is terrible!
  • Rooting for the Empireinvoked: Clement roots for the Eggman Empire specifically during his Shadow the Hedgehog LP, and in one stage where you can choose to side with either the Black Arms or Dr. Eggman, he's reluctant to show the Dark mission which involves blowing up Eggman's fleet.
  • Rule 34: During the Sonic 3 & Knuckles playthrough, he learned of the echidna's Exotic Equipment:
    Clement: So yeah, Knuckles has four penises. I want fanart of that, dammit! [chuckles]
  • Running Gag: Again, he's got several...
    • He repeatedly screws up the name of the "Sniper Joe" mooks from the Mega Man series. So far, he's called them Cotton-Eyed Joes, Pink-Eyed Joes, and Bazooka Joes, among many other things. (He lampshades this at a couple of points, too; he actually knows what their name is, but gets it wrong anyways just to be funny.)
    • He frequently uses Sarcasm Mode, such as when he comes across Yoku Blocks in a Mega Man game:
    Clement: And it's those disappearing-reappearing blocks that I love oh so very much.
    • The clip of Knuckles the Echidna shouting "SHUT UP!" is used frequently during the LP of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (or whenever he calls Knuckles stupid or dumb in future LPs). This gag also popped up in BrainScratch Commentaries' LP of Sonic '06 in which Clement is a guest commentator.
      • This gag also plays out in his LP of the X-Files game where he has the player character, Agent Craig Willmore, say "Shut up!" instead of Knuckles whenever Clement insults him.
    • At the end of his Sonic LPs, a Dr. Eggman plush exclaiming "Son of a bitch!" and occasionally going into a quick rant. Subverted at the end of the Sonic Heroes playthrough, where Clement explains that he's still running from Team Chaotix (since he didn't pay them). Also subverted in Riders, as he claims the carpet he gained makes his home cozy, making it a success.
    • In his Sonic LPs, the Eggman plush announces the name of any boss, stage, or vehicle beginning with "Egg".
    • He's also started adding Vile's freakout about X's Charge Shot.
    • In Shadow the Hedgehog, yelling "CHAOS CONTROL!" at the top of his lungs whenever he uses said ability.
      • Appears again in Sonic and the Black Knight when he plays as Sir Lancelot.
    • In his LP of Sonic and the Secret Rings, Clement will always exclaim "Make beliefs reborn!" upon returning to the menu after completing a mission.
    • In his LP of The X-Files Game, Clement tends to show his badge to everyone he meets, even though he knows the responses are all the same. He's stunned when he shows it to a hobo and the man actually takes it.
    • His LP of the MMPR Movie game has him intentionally refer to it by its full title, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers The Movie: The Game - Featuring Ivan Ooze" whenever he brings it up.
      • Similarly, in The Hobbit (2003), he refers to each of the dwarves in Bilbo's group by name whenever he mentions them.
    • In the Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X LP, Clement's higher amount of Epic Fails, such as dying to Chill Penguin as X, dying to Chill Penguin AGAIN as Vile, and dying to Storm Eagle as Vile.
    • He has a habit of calling big, dangerous attacks, weapons, or enemies "this big 'fuck you!' [X]".
    • Any time he drinks alcohol, it's usually in the form of cherry whiskey.
  • Sanity Slippage: After failing to best Johnny at City Escape, Act 1 in Sonic Generations. Probably playing it up for the camera, but it's still very creepy.
    • Goes completely off the edge in part 1 of his Sonic '06 review where he lost all of his lives in Wave Ocean (mostly from the game killing him with glitches) and then sees the opening cutscene play again and realizing that the game did not save at all (Sonic '06 does not have autosave). Knowing that he has to do everything all over again, including the required introductory town missions full of Loads and Loads of Loading, he breaks into laughter before spilling over into rage.
    Clement: STILL. LOADING!
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: While Clement managed to complete all of Gal*Gun Returns, he stops playing Gal*Gun: Double Peace and Gal*Gun 2 due to coming across something in both games that he becomes disgusted with due to Unfortunate Implications (in the former, the Sisters route that sees Houdai getting with both Shinobu and Maya, due to the latter's young appearance and Houdai seemingly brainwashing them into accepting with the Doki-Doki Field after they rejected him; in the latter, a DLC outfit that covers the girls in bubbles with a pacifier in their mouth).
  • Shout-Out: During his Shadow the Hedgehog LP, a reference to Egoraptor's Awesome Chaotix is made, in regards to Charmy Bee being the hero side ally of the Prison Island level.
  • So Bad, It's Goodinvoked: He considers Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing to be this. Even though he admitted that it was technically worse than Sonic '06, the fact that it never frustrated him like the latter did is what prevents him from ranking the game lower in his eyes.
  • So Okay, It's Averageinvoked: His opinion on Sonic Labyrinth and the Sonic Rivals games.
  • Squee: When he heard that Mega Man will be in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, he audibly squees.
    • According to him, he also had this reaction when Sonic was revealed for Super Smash Bros Brawl.
  • Squickinvoked: Reacts this way to many of Brentilda's Gruntilda secrets, but especially when he finds out that her party trick is performing a scary striptease.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequelinvoked: Clement's overall opinion of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is that, while it's not a great game, it addresses many of the criticisms of XIII, and pleasantly surprised him, as he'd set his expectations low following the previous game.
  • Take That!: He once made a video that gave a pretty interesting Take That! to some people in the Mega Man fanbase and the Capcom fanbase in general, namely to their reactions to the cancelled Mega Man games and their claims that Capcom is ruined. In a nutshell, he accused them of having a sense of entitlement while also going into the difficulties in making games, the possibility of Mega Man being a niche market, and the good stuff that has come out of Capcom. Unfortunately, he has since removed it from YouTube.
    Clement: I've never had a problem with Storm Eagle because Storm Eagle is really predictable and easy to beat. And if anyone else got beaten by Storm Eagle... [Evil Laugh] Sorry! I don't know where that came from.
    • Ironically enough, Clement later loses to Chill Penguin twice before dying to Storm Eagle.
  • Take That, Audience!: In Clement's video review on Sonic Genesis, he explains the reason it took so long to get a video of the game uploaded was because the slowdown from said game was so bad that it took forever to get all the footage he needed. Clement then ends the aside by giving viewers the middle finger and telling them "Also, go fuck yourselves!" for all the complaining and accusations that he was purposely delaying the review of the game.
    • At the end of his Sonic 3D Blast LP, he mercilessly insults the viewers who prefer the Saturn version of the game over the Genesis version, to the point of telling them to unsubscribe. He apologized for this in his Sonic 4 Episode I LP.
    Clement: Oh, shit! I just invalidated everything you believed in! I'm such a douchebag! [starts Laughing Mad] I'M SUCH A PRICK!
  • That Came Out Wrong: All the innuendos in his Mister Mosquito LP, especially during the bathroom level.
  • Trademark Favourite Video Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. His LP of it consisted largely of him saying variations on the phrase "I love this game!"
  • Truer to the Text: He praises Final Fantasy VII Remake for being faithful to the characters' original personalities, in contrast to previous works in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, which he felt displayed inaccurate characterizations (pointing out that in Cloud's case, it completely ignored his Character Development from the original game).
  • Verbal Tic: He has a habit of chuckling during and after humorous asides, something he lampshades in his 10 Year Retrospective video.
  • Waxing Lyrical: During part 7 of his Sonic 06 review, after Mephiles kills Sonic:
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Happens twice during The Doom in Shadow the Hedgehog, though he really wasn't getting any angrier than his rant throughout the rest of the level.
    • Part 1 of the Sonic '06 review ends with Clement Laughing Mad before a scream of undiluted fury when he learns that he has to start the game from the very beginning when he dies in Wave Ocean's Mach Speed Zone. The following screen tells the viewer to go to Part 2 while Clement deals with "temporary insanity".
    • After one too many annoying time restrictions and sidequests in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Clement lets out a Big "NO!" cut off by one of these featuring a Fat Chocobo. When he returns, Clement remarks that he's broken out the cherry whiskey.
  • Why Did It Have to Be the Yellow Devil?: Absolutely fears the Yellow Devil and all Devil robot series.