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"WHAT UP!? IT'S DASHIE! And welcome to my TV Tropes page-a! Shage-a! Trage-a!"

DashieGames (real name: Charlie Guzman) is a Dominican-American Let's Player who is known to be loud as hell, being quite Hot-Blooded, and excessively swearing.

He plays many video games of almost every genre, but his more popular playthroughs include Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, Life Is Strange, Geometry Dash, Until Dawn, Grand Theft Auto V, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Happy Wheels.

Though he is a gamer, his main channel is actually called DashieXP, where he puts up videos of skits and other sketches. He also has a general main page that can be found here.

"Without further ado!...LET'S TROPE THIS SHIT!"

  • Achievements in Ignorance: While playing Life Is Strange Dashie managed to save Kate without using a walkthrough and completely on accident. This caused Life Is Strange to become one of his most requested playthroughs, garnering tens of thousands of likes in less than an hour.
    • Special mention goes to how the last choice was made: Dashie only chose "Matthew 11:28" because he knew a Matthew and because it was 11:30 when he was recording the video.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Dashie's sense of humor is not above a few dirty jokes here and there, mainly (but not entirely) regarding female characters.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Seems to have a bit of a crush on Link from the The Legend of Zelda games.
  • Angrish: Much of his appeal comes from hearing him try (and often fail) to speak coherent sentences during his rages.
  • Animal Nemesis: Donkey Kong seems to be Dashie's worst enemy.
    • Barney as well, to a degree.
  • Ascended Meme: The title of Dashie's "ORENGE YOSHI VS. DONKEY B#TCH ASS!! MARIO KART 8", stemming from his infamous misspelling of the word "oranges" as "orenges" in his "Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune" episode.
    • He even cracks a joke about the name "Orange Yoshi", saying that it was misspelled.
    • Extends to other games too. For example, in Among Us, his Crewmate/Impostor is always the Orange one.
  • A-Team Firing: Downplayed. While Dashie does manage to get hits sometimes, he frequently lampshades and proves that his aim is "fucked up."
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Considering who we're talking about, basically every F-bomb he drops is this.
  • Ax-Crazy/Sadist: Often attacks, or attempts to attack, any NPC, friend or foe.
    • He also enjoys killing his enemies as brutally as possible, as seen with him constantly trying break the legs of the zombies in Dying Light and really enjoying the fatalities in Mortal Kombat X.
      " I should've shot the motherfucker, rewound time, shot him again, rewound, and shoot him one more time and rewind."
  • Berserk Button: While he already has a Hair-Trigger Temper toward almost everything, Donkey Kong's presence is the most specific way to get him to lose it.
    • Specific to Geometry Dash: Dashie HATES when he dies right before the beat drops in a song, always resulting in a very large Big "NO!".
    • Specific to Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker 2, he hates it when levels have “dev exits,” which is when the creator puts a secret path that leads directly to the goal. If he finds one, or if his fans find one and tell him about it, he’ll blacklist the creator of the level and not play any of their levels again (not that that helps much because the creator can just change their name and delete the offending level).
  • Big Fun/Fun Personified: You'll rarely see a serious moment with this one, folks. The "big" part has been downplayed in recent videos, as Dashie shed a signifigant amount of weight in 2020 for health reasons.
  • Big "NO!": Done frequently when he knows he's about to be screwed over.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Done regularly when he sees something bewildering. His best (and arguably loudest) one is probably in his Until Dawn playthrough when Josh is revealed to be the "killer".
  • Big "YES!": Also done frequently when he succeeds, usually against some odds.
  • Bile Fascination: Will sometimes LP games with bad reputations, just to see what all the fuss is about. E.g., Bad Boys: Miami Takedown. invoked
  • Blood Knight: Up to eleven (see Ax-Crazy.) In-game of course.
  • Buffy Speak: When he's explaining something, expect all the nouns to be replaced with "shit."
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be a Hot-Blooded Cloud Cuckoo Lander... But he's also a pretty-talented gamer and video-editor, and can drop pretty-sick rhymes when he feels like it.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He portrays himself as this in some of his live action videos. It's also worth mentioning that he'll often hit on female NPCs. Regardless of whether or not hooking up with them is an option. This is especially evident in his Huniepop gameplay. And yes, if there's a female killer/monster/etc. in one of his Survival Horror playthroughs, expect him to give her the You Sexy Beast treatment.
  • Catchphrase:
    • His intro. "WHAT UP?! It's Dashie, and welcome (back) to [name of game]-uh, [noise or word that rhymes with game]-uh."
    • "And welcome back! Yes, BACK! To Super Mario Maker! Oh, you know, I know you know, the game where ya make me levels, tweet 'em to me, I play 'em, AND I RAGE THE FUCK OUT! Without further ado—WAIT, WAIT A SECOND WAIT! Uhhhh, Ma boys, (announcement about upcoming games or events)
    • "WITHOUT FURTHER ADO!...(runs while looking to either side of him)LET'S DO THIS SHIT!"
    • "Holla at yo' boy! FUUU!"
    • (hums to the stage complete tune of Super Mario 3D World) HOES!"
    • (when he dies in a super mario world-based level) Duka-dukka-dukka-dukka-dukka-dukka-dukka-dukka-dun. Bitch
    • "Fuck a stamp!"
    • "Bap, bap, bap" when he's getting into the rhythm of something or a hearty "BAP!" when striking down his enemies.
    • "(name of character)-Bitch Ass"
    • "Pause", usually in response to something that could have a sexual meaning.
    • "Hold up, baby girl!"
    • "NOOOOO!"
    • "WHAAAT?!"
    • "I'll stop," for whenever he makes a very bad pun.
    • "This is that bull-bull/bullshit!"
    • Going up... on a Tuesday!
    • "Dachie! Dachie! Why haven't you played X?" whenever he's imitating his viewers questioning why he hasn't played game X some time.
    • "My blood pressure!" Whenever a game or level gets very intense and drives him to frustration.
    • "It's Monday, everybody's favorite day of the week." Says this at the start of his Happy Wheels videos, which he releases on Mondays.
    • "My boys, m-, m-, my boys." Whenever he is in an unavoidable situation. He says this despite there being one character on the screen at that given time.
    • "Puh" and "diugh" for female and male genitalia, respectively.
    • When Dashie dies on a Mario Maker level that is too difficult for him, he'll Rage Quit and show it by yelling "NEXT!" on the last note of the game over tune.
    • "A'ight, y'all!"
    • "Ghetto parties and bottles of water!" Said in a British accent whenever Britain is brought up.
    • "Gimme something juicy!" When running through a Mario Kart item box. Is sometimes said with "juice" replacing "juicy".
    • "Damn, I'm smart!" Whenever he solves a puzzle or difficult situation in a game, usually in Super Mario Maker.
  • The Chew Toy: He even lampshades this during one Super Mario Maker playthrough:
    Dashie: That kind of shit only happens to ME!
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Known for his weird movements during his intro and outro and his over-the-top reactions to dying in a game.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Most of his videos have more instances of the word "fuck" than an Eminem album.
    • "Shit" seems to be his favorite word, since he uses it as a substitute for a majority of nouns.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: See Ax-Crazy. That behavior is more often than not Played for Laughs.
  • Cowardly Lion: Constantly Screams Like a Little Girl in his Survival Horror playthroughs, yet keeps trucking on through them for his viewers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite being known for being quite loud, he does occasionally have the deadpan moment.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Oh, is he ever. See Male Gaze.
    • Happens a LOT during his Bayonetta 2 playthrough, to the point where it's as ridiculous as the actual game's sexuality.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Dashie's earlier gameplay videos are much more calm and he had a less obvious blood lust. This is noticable during his videos in 2014, where Dashie's voice gets more louder.
    • And Dashie made playthrough videos on the Donkey Kong Country games, which was before his hatred for DK arisen in the Mario Kart playthroughs.
      • The Mario Kart 8 videos themselves show this. Newer fans might find it odd that in the first few episodes, Dashie not only didn't hate Donkey Kong, but actually liked him!
    • Before, Dashie would use the Face Cam seldomly, usually for Horror Video Games; nowadays, the majority of Dashie's videos utilize the facecam.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: In-Universe examples.
    • In stark contrast to his Donkey Kong-hate – he's taken quite the shine to Yoshi, who's become his go-to character in games like Mario Kart 8.
    • In this episode of Mario Kart 8, he admitted that he was okay with Lakitu beating him, since he had cool goggles that he liked and because he played as Lakitu once and thought he was a "cool nerd."
  • Epic Fail:
    • At the end of this video (playing games based on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune to show everyone that he's smart), Dashie manages to misspell "oranges" (spells it like "orenges"). As of now, it looks like his fans aren't gonna let him live that down.
    • Here (playing a game based on Family Feud), he initially loses 189-320; but retries, not wanting to "leave on this L"... And loses again, by 0-403; leaving him in a Heroic BSoD for the rest of the video.
  • Face Cam: Originally reserved mainly for Horror Videogames, but eventually became a staple of the channel.
  • Fake Difficulty: Recently, the Super Mario Maker levels he's been playing are all made ridiculously hard for Dashie but contain shortcuts to the end that the level designers put in so they can beat the level quicker and get it online faster. However, Dashie's been finding a lot of these shortcuts lately, and he's not afraid to call people out on it.
  • Fast-Forward Gag: In his World's Hardest Game video, there's a part where the footage is sped up and Dashie's voice is pitched up like a chipmunk. Nowadays, when he makes footage faster all audio stays at normal pitch.
  • For Want of a Nail: If only due to his way of going about doing it, Dashie ultimately wound up saving Kate because of the time of day he was recording the video.
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe; in his second episode of Audiosurf 2, Dashie plays one of his songs, which has a chorus that goes, "This too hot, so call the ambulance". Dashie pauses and states that if it's too hot, then they should call the fire department.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • As of now in his Super Mario Maker series, Dashie is extremely keen on tricks in levels that his fans make for him.
      • Him trying to find invisible power-ups is basically an instinct.
      • When levels start, he'll immediately run to the left to avoid the falling Thwomp that fans often put above the spot where Mario begins.
      • Since people tend to cheat while making levels (giving themselves shortcuts to beat them easier), Dashie is also very observant when he sees what he considers to be a shortcut.
    • In one GTA V video, Dashie sees a cat and aims his gun at it, but decides not to follow through because he knows his fans will be mad at him for killing an innocent animal.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't seem to take much to frustrate him, at least during a gameplay.
  • Heroic BSoD: Sometimes after a particularly bad (or repeated) fail at a Super Mario Maker level, Dashie won't throw a fit and instead just quietly and blankly stares off into space.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his constant yelling, Dashie is legitimately capable of freestyle rap at almost any time.
  • Hot-Blooded: Something Dashie shows a lot in his gameplays.
  • The Hyena: When he does laugh, Dashie often becomes this.
  • If It's You, It's Okay:
    Dashie: (hits Link while using the star in Mario Kart 8) I'm sorry, Link! I love you! (Beat) Call me later!
    • His first Breath of the Wild gameplay is basically 12 minutes of him gushing about how "beautiful" Link is.
    • In his Amazing Spider-Man 2 playthrough, he constantly stops to talk about Spidey's physical appearance, only to backtrack and deny any attraction towards him.
    Dashie: Oooh, he's lounging. Hold up man his penis is all up-ALRIGHT, not that I'm looking! Hold up man, calm down! I don't have a thing for Spider-Man. Man, y'all crazy. It's all in your imagination. But really look at his arms and shi-WHAT no! Man, stop.
  • I Hate Past Me: He is annoyed by how calm and uninteresting he was in his older videos.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Frequently points out his mistakes as well as certain characters seeming lack of common sense.
  • Large Ham
  • Later-Installment Weirdness: His earlier Let's Plays (especially LPs during 2011-2013) have way less screaming and shouting. Invariably, there will be a comment by a user flummoxed at the video starting with "What up? It's Dashie." rather than "WHAT UP? IT'S DASHIE!!!!!!"
  • Little "No": Happens as frequently as his Big Nos, for the same reasons.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac
  • Male Gaze: Dashie is not shy about looking at the ladies, to say the least...
  • More Popular Spin Off: Dashie's gaming channel has over 2 million subscribers while his main channel has only 1.6 million.
  • My Greatest Failure: He has 2 major examples that are Played for Laughs.
    • His inability to save Chris in Until Dawn. This has become a running gag in a lot of his videos on choice-based games. Though, he did manage to correct his mistake during a live stream, it's still held against him to this day.
    • His humorous misspelling of the word "Oranges" as "Orenges" during his Wheel of Fortune gameplay. This has since become one of the biggest memes on his channel, with another WOF gameplay being made simply to correct his mistake prior.
  • Never Bareheaded: Dashie always wears a hat or beanie in his videos.
  • Nice Guy: Despite what some of the more negative tropes on this page might suggest, Dashie is still a laidback, easygoing, and even affable guy.
  • No Ending: The 98th ''Super Mario Maker'' episode abruptly ends with Dashie so exasperated from a particularly difficult level that he doesn't do his Signing-Off Catchphrase.
  • No Indoor Voice: Dashie yells more than he talks normally.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Will sometimes force himself to stop wasting time – by saying something like, "Just be a thug about it!" And if he's on an especially brutal streak – he'll say something like, "I DON'T PLAY!"
  • Older Than They Look: Looks like he just graduated high school, and sounds like he's in his 20s. Is actually pushing 40.
  • Overcrank: Has sometimes slowed down parts of a video for comic effect or to show something happening more visibly. He has also slowed down his signature "YEAH!" at the end of a video, as well as an Atomic F-Bomb.
  • Overly-Long Gag: His reaction during his Life Is Strange walkthrough when it is revealed that Mark Jefferson is the true villain of the game.
  • Psycho for Hire: In certain Let's Plays.
    "I don't give a damn about justice! I'm in it for blood!"
  • Pungeon Master: Dashie has a knack for puns, albeit tending to pat himself on the back for them before swiftly apologizing. Many of them are worthy of the apologies he'll give, but on other occasions he does manage to make some genuinely smooth impromptu wordplay.
    Dashie (during the course overview of Music Park, after seeing the music note obstacles): Yo that's a song that I don't wanna hear! But maybe, we can remix this! HWHAT-! Okay I'm sorry!
  • Rage Quit: Especially in his Super Mario Maker playthroughs, courtesy of some particularly Trollish levels (many of which, are created specifically for him – at that).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dashie is the Red to RunJDRun's Blue. Dashie is more loud, rowdy and rambunctious while JD is calm, level-headed and sensible.
  • Rooting for the Empire: In-Universe. During the Final Battle in Tattletail, he invokes Alternative Character Interpretation – that the Tattletails are Ungrateful Bastards toward Mama Tattletail – and decides he now wants her to win... despite the former trying to stop the latter from killing him.
  • Running Gag: He has so many, they needed their own page.
  • Sanity Slippage: He gradually loses his mind in more or less every Super Mario Maker video as his reactions get more and more crazy and his edits get more and more bizarre.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: More often than not will refer to an item in a video game by the sound effect it makes (i.e. calling a star in Super Mario a "Dadadadadadadadada" or the finish line in Happy Wheels a "Dadada").
    • Amusingly, he refers to pipes, power-ups and power-downs in Super Mario Maker all as "trounch-trounch-trounch" because all of them make the same sound effect.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe examples.
    • Dashie cannot stand Donkey Kong—especially in Mario Kart 8. Everytime he shows up in any of his gameplay videos, he frequently voices his dislike of the character, often calling him "Donkey Bitch-Ass".
      • In his second "reacting to old gaming videos" video, Dashie stated that he actually enjoyed Donkey Kong before Mario Kart 8 came out, and played a lot of his games.
    • Dashie highly dislikes underwater Super Mario Maker levels, which fans often include as a part of (if not all of) their levels for him.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Sometimes, when he's stressed, scared, or surprised, he'll let out a small, girlish shriek.
  • Self-Deprecation: Dashie's not afraid to poke fun at himself and often points out his bad habits.
  • Shameless Self-Promotion: Since Dashie came out with merchandise, he's been finding ways to self-plug during his videos.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: In one episode of GTA Online, Dashie gloriously subverts this trope by killing his friend runJDrun with a shotgun even though he was some distance away. Immediately lampshaded by JD:
    "The fuck kind of shotgun is that?"
  • Signature Laugh: Ironically, the ultra-loud and ultra-energetic Dashie has a suppressed wheeze for a laugh.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Like you have no idea. He even lampshades it himself and tells his younger audiences to not repeat it to least when no one's around to hear them.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Donkey BITCH-ASS rapidly ascended to this status for Dashie as a whole thanks to his repeated comically timed misdemeanors against Dashie throughout Mario Kart 8. Even when he isn't doing much of anything (yet), expect Dashie to maintain a constant lookout for him when playing any game featuring the ape, even beyond Mario Kart.
  • Smash Cut: Every video starts with a preview that ends with one, and the clip will be shown in the video proper.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Link.
    • Spider-Man to a lesser extent.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: In-Universe. Here, one of his post-death Cutaway Gags ends with Foxy attacking the Jerkass grandma who keeps harassing Dashie. invoked
  • Taking You with Me: One of his GTA V videos concludes with him surrounded by cops – and standing right-next to a large, flammable tank. Do the math.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Dashie normally calls him a BITCH-ASS, but on numerous occasions he has referred to Donkey with friendlier terms, something that's especially visible in episodes like his first attempt at the 50cc Leaf Cup in Mario Kart 8.
    *obtaining a Piranha Plant from an Item Box* "Okay use it right now, fuck it. At least you'll get a li'l boost..." *seeing Donkey, beginning to rapidly chomp with the plant* "AY AY, my FRIEND! MY FRIEND!"
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: How his sentences frequently end.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Whenever he knows he's about to die – he'll say something like, "Welp!" or, "It's a wrap!"
  • We Used to Be Friends: Played With and a meta example. As mentioned above, before Mario Kart 8, Dashie would play Donkey Kong games like Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Nowadays, Dashie would wring Donkey's neck if it were possible.
  • Worthy Opponent: Whenever Lakitu beats him in Mario Kart 8.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not in real life, but in video games? It's free game. He has gotten lots of flak for this in his GTA V videos (that and his tendency to shoot innocent animals), to which he has responded on multiple instances by saying that it's just a video game.
  • Xanatos Gambit: In a playthrough of EA Sports UFC 2 – he has two versions of his in-game self fight each other, and declares it technically a win-win for himself.

"Holla at ya boy... YEAH!"