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Pictured above: Pink Kitty Rose, Cat Gamer. Pictured below: Pink's human avatar, alongside Meatball. Not pictured: Tracker.

Pink Kitty Rose (real name: Sammy) is a Canada-based Let's Player who does playthroughs of video games on YouTube and Twitch, primarily retro games with a few more modern entries thrown into the mix.

Early in her gaming career, what made Pink unique from the Eleventy Zillion other Let's Play accounts was two things. First, most of her early videos included captions or annotations explaining what to do in that game instead of relying on verbal commentary. note  Second, she was one of the few successful enough to warrant a website to showcase her works, though it has closed down as of fall 2018.

Her YouTube account can be found here, and her Twitch page can be found here. The VOD Garden, which can be found on YouTube here, serves as an archive for past livestreams starting from late December 2021.

She now has a fangame. See here for more.

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Tropes applying to her or her playthroughs:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Downplayed. When doing a crossover randomizer for Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, she employs a voice-activated tracker created by a member of the randomizer community. Said tracker is known to have sass, calling out Pink for logic breaks or asking to track something completely minuscule.
  • Alliterative Name: Pink's island in New Horizons has what she dubbed "Cervine Coast", home to her cervine villagers Lopez, Erik, Fauna, and Fuschia.
  • Alliterative Title: Most of the Worms Armageddon themes she has play this straight: Rock n' Ruin, Burn Baby Burn, Windy Wonder, Jetpack Jamboree, Escalating Ensemble, Massively Multiplayer, Countdown Catastrophe, Melee Massacre, Grenade Grab-Bag, Banana Breakdown, and Moles Moles Moles.
  • All There in the Manual: A lot of information about Pink herself can be found in her explanatory video, and prior to 2018 on her website as well.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: invoked
    • To Pink, the new ghost-slamming mechanic in Luigi's Mansion 3 is seen as Luigi having enough of King Boo's shenanigans and wanting to let it out.
    • During the August 7, 2023 stream, Pink interprets the Space Pirates as very brazen individuals, especially when it comes to science.
  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: During one SMZ3 run, Pink tells Tracker that she has infinite content. Tracker's snarky reply is that she's the new Queen of England, a comment that was deemed Dude, Not Funny! by the chat on account of the then-recent passing of Elizabeth II. The comment was clarified by Tracker's programmer as unintentional and unrelated to that event due to it having been programmed in at some point previous.
  • Animesque: Her human avatar above has been described as resembling something out of a 1990s-era anime.
  • April Fools' Day: For her stream on April 1, 2023, not only does she play a game associated with an April Fools gag (The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog), but she also placed her avatar upside down. Even Meatball was upside down with her.
  • A Rare Sentence:
    • These crop up quite frequently in her Super Mario Sunshine videos. Context helps... somewhat.
      "If you're holding on to fruit, the fish is not able to actually gobble at you!"
      "So we're gonna take these bananas, and we're gonna go see the world!"
    • Another one turns up in her playthrough of Wario Land II, in relation to the game's transformation mechanic:
      "Remember to always hydrate your Warios."
    • And one more when Pink discovers the prize for finding all of the graffiti in Hi-Fi RUSH:
      "Why are we a banana?!"
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: In her April 29, 2023 stream, Pink talks about the partying college students from when she was in school. Meatball comes in at a rather hilarious time.
    Pink: Them wild university parties, man. I emerge out my dorm room at the start of the day and everybody's just like...
    Meatball: (being summoned by a chat member) Mmmm, fresh meat!
  • Berserk Button: Pink does not like double-tap dashes and ridiculous grinding in a game (Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is a hilarious example of the latter).
  • Big "NO!": During one attempt at a 100% run of Pizza Tower, Pink blasts two of these—one short and intense, the other slightly more drawn out—in quick succession when the run fails at the last possible tenth of a second, leaving her with 99%.
  • Canada, Eh?: Subverted. Pink almost never does or says anything stereotypically Canadian unless it's just for grins and giggles. Although, during her playthrough of Mega Man 6, she does take the time to lampshade the stereotypes in Blizzard Man's stage.
  • Character Catchphrase:
  • Cat Girl: Her fursona of choice. In addition, after a March 2023 update, her virtual model gained the ability to switch between human and cat ears whenever she sees fit.
  • Character Portrait:
    • Sometimes accompanies a caption, illustrating her feelings on that particular part of a playthrough. Sweat Drop is a frequent sight, and Red Eyes, Take Warning happens when she's really mad.
    • More recently on her streams, she's been using a Vtuber-type virtual avatar. For a few months she was using a default avatar and rig known as "The Gremlin", but partway through January 2021 a full custom rendition of her human avatar debuted.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She usually has them on her avatar, be it feline or human.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Pink is known to delve into this from time to time.
      Video Announcer: "If you find yourself speaking with a person who does not make sense, in all likelihood, that person is not real."
      Pink: "Okay, calling out all Facebook, why don't ya?"
    • This trope is her SMZ3 Tracker's default mode. Half of the things she says are at Pink's or the seed's expense.
      (after Pink collects a Reserve Tank) "I reserve the right to not care."
  • Determinator:
    • Successfully cleared I Wanna Be The Guy in one sitting. This isn't the same as clearing it on Impossible, but this feat still takes a lot of both skill and nerve.
    • Displays this during Splatoon Hero Mode when obtaining the scrolls. The fifth one, in particular, appeared closed off since the sponge block was full, and there are no enemies in sight. She was eager to find another way to get to it... and she succeeded.
    • Another case is during her fight with the Lost Kin in Hollow Knight, defeating it after many deaths with only the barest equipment. As seen here.
    • Has also cleared the Tower of Fate: Ascent stage of Shovel Knight without taking damage, which took her fifty recording attempts. She admitted in response to a YouTube comment that it was mostly stubborn determination that carried her through.
  • Didn't See That Coming: During one SMZ3 randomizer run in late spring 2022, this was Pink's response to her auto-tracker referring to the High Jump Boots as "Air Jordans".
    (laughs) "I wasn't expecting that one!"
  • Didn't Think This Through: After seeing the "Self-Destruct" FAIL from the Henry Stickmin Collection, Pink notes the reference to the Worms series' Suicide Bomber and wonders what good poison was going to be against the Right Hand Man—who, in that timeline, is half-robotic.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Pink will often show off powers that are usually discarded as useless that are actually amazing once you figure out how to use them. The Top Spin from Mega Man 3 is the most prominent example.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She hates vegetables. In an August 2022 stream, she stated that she can only eat a few of them if they're prepared a certain way, and "raw" is not it.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her preferred weapon in most games, mostly Kirby.
  • The Elevator from Ipanema: During her Luigi's Mansion 3 streams, she would cue up elevator tunes from other games to play when using the elevator in game.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Pink has expressed very low patience towards Gabriel and Zinnia from Stardew Valley's Adventurer's Guild Expansion Game Mod, to the point where she gets vocal about the former's angst handling and the latter's ditziness and tells them off whenever she can. When a cutscene shows how their mother died, Pink notices the mother realizing she forgot her sword, and concludes that idiocy runs in the family.
  • Everybody Knew Already: A Running Gag for her Stardew Valley streams has her declare Lewis and Marnie's Secret Relationship as very transparent.
  • Evil Laugh: She sports an amazing evil laugh. This is more prominent in her livestreams when she picks up a favorite weapon of hers.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: In her "Feed the Beast: Interactions" streams:
    • Late in her "Feed the Beast" streams, she acquires and raises an ice dragon that she names Blep.
    • She also obtains a charmed Wither which she named Darth Googly (named after the eyes it possessed).
    • Out of revenge for being very feisty, the hippogryph in her "Feed The Beast" revisit gets named Randy.
  • The Gadfly: Has her moments. When viewing the Walkthrough FAIL during Completing the Mission, after the dialogue loops a few times, she takes the opportunity to take a short break and leaves the FAIL running instead of clicking out of it, much to the annoyance of a few in the chat.
    (after returning) "Why do I do this? Because sometimes I must lean into cruelty."
  • Gamer Chick: From YouTube to Twitch, she's been playing games and taking names since 2007.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Played with regarding Deer Force, a rock band that she makes up for her cervines in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As she sees it, Lopez is the Lead Drummer, Fauna plays the keyboard, Fuschia plays the electric guitar, and Erik is the vocalist.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Courtesy of post-production in The Stinger of part 28 of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Pink sings along to the Death Mountain theme, then the view distorts with a sound effect of a window cracking. A few seconds after she stops, the video shatters.
  • Guide Dang It!: Referred to by name in regards to part of the final dungeon in Zelda II.
  • Helpless with Laughter: During the Thief/Dead route of Completing the Mission, after she has Henry engage in Politeness Judo with a Toppat guard, the guard's response leaves her in stitches. While she's able to collect an Among Us figurine at the next prompt, she continues cracking up the entire time until after the FAIL that follows, and it's not until after she attains the path's ending that she discovers that she completely missed the second prompt.
    Reginald: Heading straight for the rocket?! Close the main door! Immediately!
    Pink: (still laughing) Wait, what's even going on right now?!
  • Heroic BSoD: It's possible to break her for a few minutes by leaving a large money donation. She'll still play the game fine in the meantime, though by her admittance this is mostly autopiloting.
  • Hidden Depths: During her run of Shredder's Revenge, Pink is amused by an altered Channel 6 poster featuring a happy Bebop in chef's attire.
    "All this guy's wanted to do all his life is host a cooking show!"
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Her Shovel Knight and Super Mario Sunshine have outtake reels at the end of the episodes, unless there isn't any to show off.
  • Irony: During her A Super Mario Thing playthrough, Pink swore she never had or would play a Touhou game. One month later, she did the eighth game for a live broadcast and shortly after that, a playthrough of Mega Mari. Then her fans created Pink Rose Garden Touhou.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Loves cats, as admitted during her Cat Cafe Manager streams, and cites a lack of space as the primary reason why she doesn't own one.
  • Left It In: During Part 20 of her Super Mario Sunshine run, the boss music usually reserved for her outtakes reel starts playing too early, and she states that she'll Fix It in Post. She then acknowledges that it might not be so easy to do. The final video still includes the flawed music cue, and a lack of music cue in the place it was supposed to be.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: More of the Straight Gay Distaff Counterpart take on this trope than the girly-girl take.
  • Little "No": Has one of these, almost unheard, when she witnesses Charles's fate in the Valiant Hero route of The Henry Stickmin Collection.
  • Luminescent Blush: Pink's Vtuber avatar is capable of sporting this when she's overwhelmed or otherwise flustered by whatever is happening during the stream. An example can be seen in one of her clips here.
  • Madness Mantra: While following the "Insane" ending in The Stanley Parable, she takes note of the clocks in one of the endlessly looping rooms. The resulting mantra persists off and on for the rest of her playthrough.
    "1, 2, B, 4! ...1, 2, B, 4! ...1, 2, B, 4! ..."
  • Malicious Misnaming: During randomizers for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, she occasionally refers to Young Princess Ruto as Princess von Bitchface.
  • Me's a Crowd: One of the options for point expenditure on Pink's channel allows for the playback of a random Luigi soundbite, of which there are a decent variety. Provided that enough viewers are willing to give up a large quantity of points in short succession, and taking into account the option's lack of cooldown, it's possible to create this effect. A demonstration is available here.
    Pink: "This stream brought to you by too many Luigi noises!"
  • Mind Screw: Her thoughts on the final Zelda II dungeon as a whole.
  • Moment Killer: During one serious moment mid-SMZ3 seed where Pink thanks her viewers for their support, Tracker chimes in with an "Are you lost?" on account of the game being paused for ten minutes. This gets both Pink and the chat to tell it to shut up.
  • No One Could Survive That!: During Yakuza 0, Pink lampshades any instances of goons being in a state in which survival is improbable by referencing a meme regarding Kiryu in a Suspiciously Specific Denial manner.
  • Odd Name Out: Her work golems in the "Feed the Beast" streams are named based on their tasks (such as Treebert and Lumberjohn)...except for Toppy, who was instead named after an odd quirk in which it twirls constantly.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction to a 1st turn Armageddon in Worms, thanks to CutManMike. She has this reaction to varying degrees any time someone breaks out Armageddon or a Banana Bomb, but as Pink notes in the video, the sheer improbability of actually getting a first turn Armageddon...
  • One-Steve Limit: Unintentionally averted in Stardew Valley. When she introduces a child into the farm via adoption, she named her Kali without realizing that it's also the farm cat's name. Pink jokes that her ingame character will have some explaining to do when the child gets older.
  • Orphaned Series: Pink has practically relocated to Twitch, and cited lack of interest in continuing using YouTube during a January 2020 stream, leaving her Metroid Prime playthrough orphaned.
  • Player Tic:
    • Pink has been known to fire in time to the music when she's not doing anything else of note onscreen.
    • She also makes Mario duck in time to the music in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and makes Yoshi stick his tongue out in time to the music in Yoshi's Island when doing an Auto-Scrolling Level.
    • When entering the Etecoons' shaft in Super Metroid, she'll always make Samus or one of her many stand-ins mimic the Etecoons' actions the best she can before she wall jumps out.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • She refers to the Zelda II scorpions as being "bloody annoying".
    • She occasionally swears in live streams and Mega Man races. Deliveries have become common when donators to her Twitch channel get a bit too generous.
  • Pun: Typically on the receiving end from her friends and those who watch her live streams. As an example: during Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, one of the sub-quests required her to master four different weapons. While carrying out this lengthy task in a room full of minotaurs:
    Roahm: I knew Wind's quests were full of bull, but this is ridiculous.
  • Punny Name: Her space headquarters in "Feed the Beast" is dubbed PAWSA, as a pun on NASA.
  • Rage Quit: Pink is calm and patient enough to avoid this during her live streams. That being said, she came fairly close to losing it a couple of times:
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: She's normally pretty good about not adhering to this viewpoint, but she's got this serious beef against skirts. Might be more her distaste for gratuitous fanservice than anything.
  • Replacement Goldfish: From her "Feed the Beast: Interactions" streams.
    • Once her ice dragon Blep ate Gertrude, one of Pink's sheep, she designs a shelter...and spawns another sheep and names it Gertrude.
    • Her colosseum has an NPC that she dubs "Emperor Pawpatine". Occasionally he would die from rogue enemies when she battles, and each time she spawns a replacement. She finally gives the latest iteration, Totally Not Zombatine, an invisible barrier.
    • In the revisit streams, her attempt at summoning a meteor for radioactive materials caused Randy the hippogryph to explode, even though she set him as far away as she could. Seeing how the respawn point set for him did not work properly, she cheats in another hippogryph and calls the new one "Randy v2.0".
  • Running Gag:
    • Again in the Worms videos: Pink forgetting that the Banana Bomb's great explosion radius was not increased by a Double Damage powerup.
    • Shagg's and Mike's girder shananigans. They use girders more than any other player by far, and woe to everyone if either should get a starter pack....
      Zack: "Next time on Worm Ball Z, more girders."
    • Running prevalent in her Super Mario Maker streams, Pink breaking levels.
    • In later Jackbox games, CutmanMike joining the game using variations of his handle (GutsmanMike, PlugmanMike, etc.)
    • During her live streams of randomizer runs for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, race or otherwise, any seed with early Pegasus Boots is declared cursed. This slowed down some at some point after she stopped doing race-centric speed-running, with the SMZ3 seeds having the Boots deliberately placed in the Sanctuary.
    • In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, each time she catches a black bass, she cues up metal music.
    • Pink bickering with the tracker she uses for her SMZ3 randomizers. This is common when she breaks logic to Tracker's disbelief.
    • Related to the above is one where Tracker mishears Pink's "Jonathan's spinning" catchphrase as a request to stop keeping track of the Morph Ball.
    • The chat spamming Luigi voice clips whenever he makes an appearance, and sometimes even when he doesn't.
    • Pink finding ways to break games, intentionally or otherwise.
  • Say My Name: After dealing with one too many puns during a live stream of Undertale:
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Discussed. There are points in a game where she does not like certain mechanics in a game. Double-tap dashes and motion controls are an example of this.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Pink adds commentary after recording, sometimes months after, and sometimes comments on the crazy stuff she did. The best example is her Yoshi's Island videos were recorded significantly before she started adding commentary and she admonishes her "past self" for the more unusual behavior.
    • During a March 2023 stream, Pink utilizes this trope when talking about why she strictly used text-based commentary during her first few years on YouTube, stating that at times her voice sounded like a parrot's squawking and chuckling about it afterward.
  • Sequence Break:
    • A Running Gag during her Super Mario Maker streams. If she finds a way to skip sections of a course, she will use it.
    • In some episodes in her Super Mario Sunshine, she used shortcuts to obtain some of the Shine Sprites, then shows off how to play those courses normally. One instance is in Episode 18, in which she glitches her way to a pool using bananas.
    • In Metroid Prime, the Space Jump is normally obtained late in the game. Thanks to a glitch in the Gamecube version, which Pink is using, that involves an attemped scan while moving, it's the first item she obtains.
    • Frequently seen during her randomizer runs. If there's a way to get someplace well before she should, she will most often take it. If the automated tracker is present, expect some snarky Lampshade Hanging from said tracker.
  • Shout-Out:
    • During her Metroid: Other M broadcast on the now-defunct, some of the others began singing the Forklift song from the MST3K episode of Fugitive Alien.
    • During a final round of Quiplash on a live stream, the prompt was about what you wouldn't find in a fortune cookie. The answer she submitted? "Waluigi's gonna help you get married!"
    • Her island theme in New Horizons was set to Metroid's Item Get! theme for a time. She later changes it to Epona's Theme.
    • In the "Feed the Beast" revisit, her hippogryph is dubbed Randy. She even made asides regarding Randy's coffee and temper as a nod to his namesake.
    • When her Virtual Youtuber model got an update prior to the March 21, 2023 stream, she also has access to emotes on the avatar that reference Animal Crossing, complete with sound effects.
    • When on a desert stage in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, one Wonder section had time speed up. As Pokeys were present in that stage, Pink makes a nod to ProtonJon's "Move faster, Pokey" line from one of his old Kaizo playthroughs.
  • Signature Laugh: Has a distinct chuckle-giggle that she uses whenever she finds something sufficiently amusing, and sometimes when she's annoyed or irritated. It turns up frequently enough that when she stops laughing over a prolonged period, something about the situation has gotten serious.
  • Signing Off Catchphrase: As of late 2020, she closes out most of her YouTube videos with "Take care!"
  • Spanner in the Works: Farming materials from Ender Chickens using liquid antimatter in a "Feed the Beast: Interactions" stream went south after an enemy skeleton destroyed a block of antimatter, causing like blocks to crumble. This triggers Disaster Dominoes that resulted in a hole in the world that Pink had to patch up.
  • Spare Body Parts: Defied. When her model was updated in March 2023, she has the option to flip between human ears and cat ears at will, though she and her artist made sure that neither set will appear at the same time as the other.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Has a liking for Mega Man 3's Top Spin, Mega Mari's Rolling Slash, and spinning attacks in general.
  • Symbol Swearing: Only happened once, and that was when she was really, really mad.
  • Take That!: Mostly at things agitating her in the game she's playing. Much more frequent and about other things in the live broadcasts.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: In-Universe, Pink expresses her disdain for Klariskrays in Phantasy Star Online 2 due to her personality. During episode 2 when she's an enemy, Pink prioritizes her and vows to kick her like a football. She's even willing to smack around clones created from her.
  • That One Level: invokedAdmitted that her Super Mario Maker 2 level, "Tubular Terror", is one, due to bully wrangling, wall jumping, and other sorts of acrobatics, combined with a clear condition that doesn't allow landing after a jump. She'd show bewilderment when she gets a notification that someone is taking a crack at it.
  • Theme Naming: In her "Feed the Beast" streams:
    • Cats are named after the idols from Splatoon: Kali (after Callie), Marie, and Pearl are tabbies, while Marina is a black cat.
    • Parrots are named after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villains: Bebop and Rocksteady.
    • Golems are given Meaningful Names, typically based on their designated tasks. Toppy is an odd subversion to the theme.
  • True Companions: The only way to describe her relationship with Roahm Mythril, Shagg, Kit and BlackRaiden, to the point where she refuses to name one of them as her best friend.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her Vtuber avatar sports these by default.
  • The Voiceless: Never spoke at all on her YouTube channel prior to 2012. During a March 2023 stream, she stated that she initially stuck with text-only commentary on account of not being happy with how her voice sounded, an attitude that she fully overcame by the time of her playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
    • Subverted in her Worms videos, her Phantasy Star Online, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Shovel Knight, and Super Mario Sunshine playthroughs.
    • Zigzagged in her Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin videos. In the main hub world, she follows this trope and uses text boxes to narrate. She gets Suddenly Voiced in the painting portions and towards the end game, though, with Roahm as a guest commentator.
  • Wingding Eyes: Another expression that her Vtuber avatar is capable of: when something happens in a game she's playing that makes her particularly happy, it goes starry-eyed. One example of this crops up while playing The Henry Stickmin Collection, after she witnesses Henry's "Stickmin Punch" in the aftermath of his Captain Falcon-related FAILs.


Video Example(s):


Blinded By Politeness

PinkKittyRose plays the Henry Stickmin Collection's "Completing the Mission" and gets blindsided by niceties.

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