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John Romero: We're here to talk about the greatest and most misunderstood FPS of all time. And you don't set the rules of this LP. I do. So get ready to suck it down, bitch.
—Proteus' fictional narrative for this LP

In 2007, a Goon by the name of Proteus4994 bought Daikatana and planned to make an LP out of it. However since he, in his own words, sucks at FPS games, and can't carry commentary on his own, he strongarmed/persuaded Suspicious, back then known for Let's Playing several classic First-Person Shooters on the highest difficulty setting, into doing the LP with him. This translated to Suspicious playing through the game in advance in single player mode and then walking Proteus through it in co-op mode.


Hilarity Ensues as the duo, eventually with third commentators coming along for the later episodes, discovers just how "expert" this Expert FPS really is.

The LP is available on the LP Archive, with the actual videos hosted on

This LP of Daikatana contains examples of:

  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Proteus is pretty abusive towards Suspicious and their guests. When they do fight back, however, this trope is subverted, as Proteus is seen to follow The Golden Rule; he encourages his guests and Suspicious to treat him no better than he does them, and by the second-to-last episode Suspicious and Frankomatic (their guest-of-the-episode) kill him numerous times out of revenge.
  • Bag of Spilling: They had to start over several times, either unintentionally from crashes, or intentionally from episode changes. Proteus lost his Daikatana experience every time they did since there's no way to cheat it back.
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  • Berserk Button: Straight Man Suspicious kills Proteus when the latter tells him to do a complete single player Let's Play of the game.
    Suspicious: No, and fuck you for even suggesting it.
  • Big "NO!": Several times over the course of the playthrough, usually when learning about a stupid new mechanic.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Proteus as the Boke and Suspicious as the Tsukkomi.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While Proteus has his share, Suspicious embodies the trope a lot more.
  • Determinator: First and foremost, Suspicious. Despite the numerous bugs he plowed through a game which didn't even have a full walkthrough anywhere on the net, writing a walkthrough for himself as he went at it. But Proteus gets credit as well, as they had to play through numerous maps more than one time since the game crashed on them several times.
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  • The Gadfly: Proteus plays this part against the more introverted Suspicious, who doesn't rise to it at all... most of the time.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Suspicious.
  • The Quiet One: Guest Veotax in the Alcatraz episode, who barely speaks at all during the entire playthrough, which annoys Proteus.
  • Self-Deprecation: As per Proteus's style, despite his Jerkass exterior. Also see the second entry in A Taste Of His Own Medicine above, given that version of John Romero is fabricated by Proteus himself.
  • Straight Man: Suspicious, again.
  • Odd Couple: Suspicious is introverted and always polite. Proteus says offensive stuff to get a rise out of people and is an all around extroverted dick. The two of them became friends after the LP and did a couple more LPs together, including a Spiritual Successor LP of Quake II for a 2011 megathread espousing 2007-style LPs.
  • The Stoic: Suspicious, mostly.

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