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SuperJeenius (Jake Middleton) is a Let's Player on Youtube. He is also partnered with The Game Station.
After taking part in several of The Runaway Guys' tournaments, he has since joined them as a full guest for their LP of Castle Crashers.
Games SuperJeenius has played:
Games SuperJeenius has streamed in full and then uploaded to YouTube:
Games SuperJeenius has played with others:
Tropes that apply to SuperJeenius:
- Achievement In Ignorance: He kills Mendez in Resident Evil 4 with nothing more than the stock pistol and a grenade.
- Actually Pretty Funny: He finds several traps in Eryi's Action too entertaining to get frustrated with them.
- American Kirby Is Hardcore: In a reversed version of the trope, in one of his Japanese vlogs Jake shows how the Japanese cover art of Lollipop Chainsaw eliminates any reference to chainsaws.
- Angrish: Pretty much the entirety of the Battletoads race. At one point, he gets too angry for Angrish, instead letting out a scream of pure rage.
- It happens a couple times, actually. The second time, it's so loud that he gets a unique achievement for it.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: At one point in his Persona 3 Let's Play, he points out his own forgetfulness, before being distracted and forgetting what he was talking about.
- "Okay, well that is problematic. We have to contend with someone else who's in here, possible threatening Nanako's life as we speak. There's no time to waste, let's hurry. *beat* (Gasp) Another gold shadow!"
- "I want to collect all the rewards from the quests I've been—- Puppy!"
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jake is typically a very nice, friendly guy, and he tends to respond to aggravating or challenging things with either exasperation or enjoyment (see Challenge Gamer). When he gets mad? He gets mad. The Battletoads LP has him expressing the most Angrish at the loudest volume... while in the company of Proton "FUCK OFF WITH THE COIN BLOCKS!" Jon and P Cull 44444, two Let's Players renowned as much for their angry ranting as they are for their skills.
- Bookends: Part 25 of New Super Mario Bros. 2 begins and ends with Jake exclaiming "World Six!"
- In the ending of his Persona 4 Golden Let's Play, he rewatches the game's intro and talks about all the hidden symbolism and foreshadowing it contains.
- Big "NO!": In Part 2 of his NSMB 2-LP with Josh, he lets one of these out.
- Brain Bleach: He expresses very obvious disgust when he meets Sal Manela the first time in his Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney LP.
- Buffy Speak: Very high amount of this, especially when talking to enemies or objects in the games.
- But Wait, There's More!: In his Mario Party 9 co-ops with JoshJepson, when Toad describes the level at the start and uses the phrase "And that's not all!" they repeat it in an advertising-spiel voice.
- Catchphrase: Several.
- "It is what it is".
- "Holy... crow!"
- "I can't even spell 'jeenius' right."
- "How sad, bad dad." (Created with JoshJepson in between episodes of DK Country Returns)
- "Ow! My most-of-me!" (when he gets hit)
- "'I see' said the blind man, as he pulled out his X and Y" note
- "He chose poorly".
- "This is danger-town, danger-zone, danger-danger-danger!"
- "BOOM BANNED" whenever he bans a spammer or bot.
- There are a few both he and JoshJepson use in their Donkey Kong Country Returns co-op, such as "Props where credit is due", "I sacrificed my body" (when one of them grabs a collectible and dies in the process), "NOPE--Chuck Testa", "True-ché", "My body is/isn't ready" and "X for DAAAAYS".
- Some of these reappear in Rayman Origins, along with others such as "Balls on chair--now I'm ready for some things", one of them referring to 'lumms' and the other correcting the pronunciation to 'looms', and mispronouncing the word 'Origins' in the title in different ways.
- Challenge Gamer: In Donkey Kong Country Returns, bordering on Nightmare Fetishist for some of the more Nintendo Hard levels. An occasional catchphrase is variations on "That is SO hard! ...I LIKE it!"
- Charlie and the Chocolate Parody: "Willy Whompa and the Fortress Factory" from part 17 of New Super Mario Bros 2.
- Chewbacca Defense: He will often attribute things going wrong or unexpectedly to "science".
- Cliffhanger: In his blind LPs of well-known games such as Final Fantasy VI, he coins the idea of a 'reverse cliffhanger' - when the audience mostly know what's going to happen next, but Jake himself doesn't.
- Cool Sword: Owns one, as shown in one of JoshJepson 's vlogs. They use it to cut fruit. And then try to kill each other. Obviously.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Comes out more in his Persona LPs.
- Cross Player: Plays as Sheva, and later, Jill during the Resident Evil 5 playthrough with ProtonJon.
- Dramatic Irony: During case 3 of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Jake jokes that he'll defend Edgeworth and find him innocent during Turnabout Samurai. Guess what happens in Turnabout Goodbyes?
- El Spanish "-o":
- Establishing Character Moment: An aversion; many viewers' first exposure to him was through the Battletoads race, in which the usually very even-tempered Jake is constantly raging and swearing at the game.
- Epic Fail: In episode 17 of his Blind LP of Final Fantasy VI, Jake equips the newly-recruited Celes with full relics and decent equipment... except for a weapon. He continually goes back to the equipment screen for other reasons, but never notices Celes has no weapon. This is even present when he receives a "Thunder Rod" and thinks its a weapon. He goes to Celes's weapon slot to equip it. His cursor hovers right over the RegalCutlass, highlighting statistical increases in yellow, and he exits the menu, still leaving her weaponless! He subsequently gets Curb Stomped by the tunnel armor boss. In the opening to the next video, Jake himself notes how dumb a move this was.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: Every episode of New Super Mario Bros 2 seems to end with Josh laughing.
- Evil Twin: Jake's evil side comes out in force during his stream of a Max Chaos Run of Catherine.
- Flat "What": Jake's default reaction to some of the wackier situations and characters in Ace Attorney.
- Forgot About His Powers: In his P3 FES Let's Play, he complains that one of the Guardian bosses in Tartarus would be so much easier if he had access to a party healing spell. Several parts earlier he showed off Cadenza, a fusion spell that heals the whole party. Not once in his many attempts to defeat the boss does he remember this, which is most likely understandable considering the requirements may be more trouble than it's worth.
- Happens again in episode 15 of the Crash 3 Let's Play, where he goes through all sorts of hell trying to get the gems in Future Frenzy. Just about all of the parts he failed at would have been no problem at all had he remembered that defeating N. Gin gave him a bazooka that he could have used to blast away the problem enemies instead of attempting to spin or evade them and getting killed in the process. He recognizes this in the next episode when reaching a part that actually forces him to use it.
- Fountain of Memes: In-Universe, Jake himself is this trope for existing memes.
- Genre Savvy: He is the very DEFINITION of this trope in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. He's able to guess correctly the fact that the characters are all on TV by the end of the FIRST CASE, the fact that Chihiro is a boy before the investigation for Chapter 2 is even over, and THE ENTIRETY OF CASE ONE'S MURDER CORRECTLY!
- Good with Numbers: Or at least he makes a lot of maths-based references and jokes.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Heroic BSoD: He gets very quiet in episode 60 of P3. For a good reason.
- The Battletoads race may have brought the worst out of him.
- Heroic RRoD: In the sequence of events immediately following his below-mentioned Large Ham moment, his voice is pretty hoarse, something that he himself comments about.
- Hilarity Ensues: Jake wanted a zombie-themed game to LP alongside Persona 3, so he went and picked up the only one that looked interesting to him for a blind LP. He picked Lollipop Chainsaw. His reaction to the intro video alone is enough to let everyone involved know what they're in for:
"So... Holy cow, what have I gotten myself into?"
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Mentions in one of his Japan vlogs that he was able to navigate his way around Shibuya, despite never having been there before, purely from having played The World Ends with You.
- I Like My X Like I Like My Y: In episode 15 of Super Mario 64:
- Insistent Terminology: In his Super Mario Galaxy 2 race with Argonmatrix, they both refer to Lubba (the fat Luma on Starship Mario) as "Chugga".
- In Persona 4: Golden, he refers the Courage stat as "Interior Crocodile Masculinity".
- Incredibly Lame Pun: When he maxes out the Knowledge stat in Persona 3, he says that he is not just a "genius" now, but a "super genius".
- It Is Pronounced Tropay:
- A Running Gag in his Final Fantasy VI blind LP is him pronouncing "Sabin" about five different ways and randomly switching between them.
- He often pronounces "risky" as "risqué".
- As JoshJepson is fond of pointing out, he pronounces "barely" as "barrel-y", and Josh always thinks he's making a 'barrel' pun, even when they're not playing Donkey Kong Country Returns.
- Joke and Receive: In his Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc LP, he manages to correctly guess that Hifumi would be murdered by Celeste while he was making a joke.
- Large Ham: Really hams it up during Kefka's famed "HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE" Madness Mantra. After said mantra, he can be heard quietly Lampshading it:
"Wow... I kinda got into that."
- Late to the Punchline: The "O, Carina!" Incredibly Lame Pun in episode 9 of the Four Swords co-op.
- Manly Tears: What Jake is reduced to during the "Eyes on Me" scene in Final Fantasy VIII and again during the ending of said game, among other occasions throughout his LPs.
- Metaphorgotten: This happens more often than not whenever he uses an expression.
- Name McAdjective: Often used as a component of his Buffy Speak, such as referring to Diddy Kong's jetpack as "the Hover-hover McHover-hover".
- Nice Guy
- One Steve Limit: Enforces this for his Ace Attorney LP. He's none too pleased about sharing a name with Jake Marshal, and renames him "Bill Marshal."
"We're just gonna call him...um...Bill. 'Bill Marshal.' We're retconning
- The Nicknamer: He refers AkuAku as "Wutebega", after the sound he makes. Note that the name is a product of his childhood.
- The Paranoiac: Jake jumps immediately into this mindset upon discovering the true nature of the "school life" in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, assuming that nobody else in the group can be trusted, and already planning how to murder someone else (or avoid getting killed himself). Ironically, this is the exact opposite attitude of the one the in-game protagonist, Makoto, takes.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: The Mario Party 9 co-op with JoshJepson gives us "strategery", "automagical" and "vocabulous".
- Perverse Sexual Lust: A Running Gag in Rayman Origins is him having this for all the nymphs.
- Player Archetypes: In the Persona LPs, He's The Roleplayer answering NPCs in character.
- Precision F-Strike: During Case 5 Part 38 of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
"Oh Gant, just go fuck yourself."
- Rapunzel Hair: He gushes about the nymphs' long hair during Rayman Origins.
Her hair is fantastic!
- Running Gag: Him completely ignoring Kanji's Social Link, so much that there's always someone bringing that fact up in every video of this LP.
- And when he started his Social Link with Kanji, he later calls Kanji "Kanju" instead due to a typo in the game.
- Another one for Persona 4 Golden: Consistently not having enough courage (or rather, interior crocodile masculinity) to pick a dialogue option despite wanting to, with only a different stat popping up once or twice.
- In Dangan Ronpa, Jake's thumb keeps slipping and touching the touch screen, causing him to accidentally skip text.
- Also in Dangan Ronpa, Jake making the thumbnails show Hiro. This inexplicably happened in Chapter 3 when all his thumbnails coincidentally showed either Hiro or Sakura, and he started rolling with it since. As of June 15, 2017, there have been 37 videos where the thumbnails are in-game screenshots. 20 of them (more than half) are of Hiro.
- Shout-Out: "No meat, no grains... that's about time that we take the whole town and we push it somewhere else.
- Signing Off Catchphrase: "...and I hope you're having a fantastic day."
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Usually averted, but played straight in the Battletoads race.
- Spoonerism: In the Four Swords co-op, as often as not they refer to the game as Sore Fords.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: When he teams up with JoshJepson for collabs, he's usually the Wise Guy to Josh's Straight Man.
- Super Title 64 Advance: "Mario Sunshine 64 Versus Galaxy Party Trozei" from part 17 of New Super Mario Bros 2.
- Surrounded by Idiots: As shown below, from Four Swords Episode 1.
PCull: *Singing the Spectrum Song*
Josh: The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round...
SuperJeenius: AHHH! I'm trapped in a room with morons!
- Tempting Fate:
- In episode 17 of New Super Mario Bros. 2, Jake dies, leaving Josh to take only one of two possible routes. "Well, let's hope there's not a coin th—" (star coin appears on other route)
- During his battle with Nerapa in Final Fantasy VI, Jake declares that there's no way he's going to sit through the cutscene leading up to it again. Not a second later, Nerapa one-shots his last party member with Fire 3. Jake is so stunned that he just repeats "Fire 3?!" for a good twenty seconds.
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: A component of his Buffy Speak is referring to people and things in games as "Mister (name)", sometimes just "Mister Man".
- Token Evil Teammate: Pcull 44444 gets this reputation in Four Swords.
- Jake himself isn't received much better by the other players.
- Verbal Tic: "Gladly", "Truly", "Nice!", "Sad.", etc.
- He also says 'however' a lot to fill gaps between sentences.
- Weapon of Choice: In his co-op Resident Evil 5 LP on Proton Jon's channel, Jake enjoys using the stun baton and will attempt to use it on an enemy at least once per part. Leads to Irony when he starts frequently encountering enemies who also have a stun baton and manage to get him with it.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Well, for Insects instead of snakes: Resident Evil 4 got a lot less fun for him at Episode 16.
SuperJeenius: Did he say 'insects'? Cuz I really hate bugs...
- More specifically he really doesn't like spiders, which comes up in his Resident Evil 5 co-op with ProtonJon.
- It's practically becoming a running gag in the RE 5 LP that whenever Jon starts to give warning about a new enemy type being introduced ("One of your favorite enemies from Resident Evil 4," "A traditional Resident Evil enemy," etc.), Jake pretty much always thinks it's spiders, even after they've already encountered them.
- It's so extreme that he turns the camera away from the spiders in Final Fantasy XIV.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shown to have blue hair in some parts of JoshJepson's week 10 vlog.