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...but more on that later. Yes, I'm a moron, but that's for later.

Oh, who is this loser? Why, it's just Tails Firaga, of course.

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He is "a weird guy with no self-esteem and a bunch of weird hobbies." Does Let's Play videos over on Youtube. Here they are in case you were wondering for some crazy reason. Started his YouTube channel in early 2007, and started his Let's Play career in 2010. His most notable playthroughs are probably Power Rangers Time Force for Game Boy Advance and Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis for Game Boy Advance, though he's done playthroughs of many other games over the years, ranging from the dark and serious to the bright and cartoony. His preferred commentary style is a mix between Deadpan Snarker tendencies and occasionally going off on strange tangents, though he tries his hardest to focus on the game while keeping his sanity. Has a love of cutesy, cartoonish games and is a lifelong Nintendo fan, but will try any game once.

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In addition to his Let's Plays, he's also done a few collaborative videos with his younger brother, titled "Dueling Idiots," in which they tackle either childhood favourites or recent fighting game releases. He also occasionally does gaming races against either fellow LPers or friends from various websites. When he's not doing Let's Plays on YouTube, he occasionally streams over on Twitch, including games like Terraria , Dead Space and Overwatch .

In 2013, he partnered under TGN.tv

That's about it. All you need to know.


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List of current and upcoming projects:

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     Finished Let's Plays (Including deleted content) 

     Competitive Projects 

     Games played on Dueling Idiots 

     Other Multiplayer Projects 

     Other/Dropped Projects 
  • Sonic Advance (More of a side-LP than anything else. No plans to finish at the moment.)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Plans to finish eventually.)
  • Sonic Adventure (Very first LP, done with camcorder. Video no longer available on YouTube.)
  • Plants vs. Zombies (Dropped due to lack of interest.)
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (On hold)


His Let's Plays provide examples of the following:

  • Apologizes a Lot: One of his ending quotes has him saying "I'm really, really sorry." This started appearing in his Power Rangers: Time Force playthrough note , and occasionally rears its head from time to time.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: At the end of his first Super Mario 3 D World video, he becomes increasingly distracted by the sound of an invisible coin somewhere on the world map while he's trying to do his outro.
  • Attention Whore: In-Universe, he considers himself one sometimes and generally jokes about it.
  • Author Appeal: A big fan of glasses-wearing girls in general, most specifically Miyuki Takara from Lucky Star.
    • Has expressed interest in samurai culture, medieval knights, and Dracula in various Battle Network 5 videos.
    • Ice levels, if only for the appearance.
    • Foxes, according to Part 10 of Sonic Adventure. Apparently they're cute and fluffy.
    • Part 10 of Billy Hatcher has him go on a tangent about The Pillows. It's not because the area reminded him of anything, it's just that he really likes The Pillows.
    • His reason for liking Kokonoe in BlazBlue appears to mostly be based on the fact that "she's a kitty."
    • Appears to have taken a shine to Refia in the remake version of Final Fantasy III. Becomes more obvious when Part 12 introduces the option for her to wear glasses.
    • In terms of games, he loves cute, cartoony games.
  • Berserk Button: The first half of Moon 2 from Gunstar Super Heroes, at least on the Hard difficulty, is one of these. It's partially due to the amount of button mashing required to clear it, and partly because its gameplay style clashes with the rest of the game.
    • In Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, sections in which the player has to roll an egg down a rail while separated from it is one. It doesn't help that in most cases, pushing the egg too hard will cause it to roll off the edge, and other cases have it where the egg can potentially fall through the start of the rail itself. Worlds 4 and 5 seem to compliment this mechanic with "patented SEGA camera angles" that seem to get stuck in walls.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis is an entire game that seems to be one.
    • Had a recent meltdown on Twitter about the last main world of New Super Marisa Land, specifically the collection aspect. His new stance is along the lines of "It'll be done when it's done."
  • Catchphrase: Adopted "So Much Balls" during older Let's Plays, was eventually phased out. His opening of "Hola Amigos!" might count as one, as could his apologies at the end of recent videos.
    • "Don't quite know, and I don't quite care." has popped up in recent years.
    • As of Sonic Adventure, he's taken up "Question! And I'm raising my hand for this one." when pointing out stupid things in the game.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: A mild example, but he's not above getting on strange tangents. This came up a lot more often in older videos, but still takes effect from time to time.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Fond of doing this with the word "Shit" when things go wrong.
  • Cross Player: Plays Sheva in the Resident Evil 5 videos.
    • For the most part in Final Fantasy III, he keeps Refia in the front of the party.
    • His favourite character in BlazBlue is Kokonoe, and his favourite character in Ultra Street Fighter IV is Ibuki. For guests in his multiplayer videos, his friend Steven/ZeroAce is fond of picking female characters in fighting games, as seen in the Capcom vs. SNK 2 video.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A minor example, but has his moments. He claims to be not that great at fighting games, but his "Scrublord Showdown" videos, which have him beating opponents on the hardest difficulty, are meant to show his rare flashes of competence.
    • While he generally acts a bit silly, he does do fairly well in many of the races, such as coming in first for a few of them.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Absolutely adores New Super Marisa Land due to its cutesy art style. Part 1 of the series is even titled "The Game of Cute."
    • In his Billy Hatcher playthrough, he seems to really like the Egg Animal Peliwan. For reference, it's a puppy mixed with a pelican.
    • In a Super Smash Bros. video, he squeals with glee as an Eevee appears on the stage, even going as far as to take an in-game snapshot.
  • Darker and Edgier: His Resident Evil 5 playthrough, though just the game in itself. It's generally filled with the same humour he usually has, despite the game's violent content, enough to where he puts a warning before each video.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as some, but it comes through from time to time. If there's a situation where he's not complimenting or raging at a game design choice, it's often this.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A mild example, but given that he has no qualms about using profanities in his videos, he was still nice enough in Mario Party 2 to warn viewers that he does not have control over what his brother or their friends say in the videos, and that viewer discretion is advised.
  • Failed a Spot Check: His videos of Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg have a cropping problem that... Well, crops up in some of the episodes. He finally started noticing it was the fault on his end a full LP later.
  • Fantastic Aesop: From Final Fantasy III (PC), Part 14:
    "Ladies out there, just remember... You don't have to wear scandalous outfits or anything. If you have glasses and the ability to light people on fire, I will love you. For eternity."
  • Glass Cannon: Uses this kind of setup in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each part of his Mega Man X2 playthrough is named after a Michael Jackson song.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Delivers a particularly painful one in his Dueling Idiots for Super Street Fighter IV after winning a few rounds with Hakan, complete with shitfaced delivery.
    "Oil try to refrain from doing those jokes!"
    • His commentary during the Chill Penguin fight in Mega Man X1 is mostly made of ice puns.
  • It's Personal: His reason for taking on Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis is because he had bought the game as a kid and felt ripped-off.
  • Manchild: Has a tendency to play more cutesy, kiddish games, so he could come across as this. He even considers himself one.
  • Mood Whiplash: Talks for a while in Final Fantasy III (PC)'s seventh part about Robin Williams' death and his own personal talks of depression. In the next episode, he ignores most of that and spends a bit of time making fun of himself for talking of it.
    • Basically any time he starts talking about his personal life or history with depression, expect him to change things up a few moments later.
    • He's actually stated that he wishes he was better at doing these.
  • MST: An odd example, he riffed on one of his old Donkey Kong Country videos, tearing it apart due to its lack of content and video sync problems. In a more traditional version, he used to run a riff channel with another moderator from the Mega Man Battle Network: Chrono X fangame project.
    • His playthroughs of the Arise games could count as this.
  • Network Decay: A somewhat interesting case. The first videos he uploaded were random videos of Rockman EXE 4.5: Real Operation, before switching to original videos using clay figurines of enemies from the Battle Network games. After that, the channel then started to produce Youtube Poop videos, before settling on gaming content again, all within the span of seven years.
  • Never Trust a Title: In "The Mildly Irritated Game Review Guy," he's actually relatively chill about things, instead of showing any signs of irritation.
    • His channel name itself is possibly one; Most of the games he's done playthroughs on have been of Mega Man, not Sonic or Final Fantasy.
  • Older Than They Sound: Jokes about how he sounds like an eight-year-old, but is actually 21 as of this writing.
  • Once per Episode: "Hola, Amigos!" at the beginning of videos.
    • More like a "Once Per Let's Play" thing, but if an emulated game is long enough, expect at least one moment where he has to cut away to reconnect his controller.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Is generally the Blue Oni to his younger brother during Dueling Idiots sessions, being calmer and more careful about his words. He's not above hamming it up when he feels he needs to, but he generally rages a lot less if he realizes the problem is his own.
    • Flip-flops between colours during races.
    • Resident Evil 5 also shows him as being a little bit more calm than his brother.
    • Is shaping up to be the Red Oni in comparison to his friend for Mario Bros. U due to his impatient nature.
  • Running Gag: His controller disconnecting during Let's Plays of emulated/PC games.
  • Save Scumming: His early Let's Plays have a lot of this going on. Still uses save states occasionally to keep progress for games that lack a save feature.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: In-Universe, his opinion of the "Red rails" in Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, due to the game often pairing them with bad camera angles.
    • His opinion on Red Star collecting in New Super Marisa Land also seems to be this, as he loves the game otherwise.
    • Also seems to be his opinion on the fact that Final Fantasy III's Phoenix Downs are in limited supply. He's very stingy when using them, and for good reason.
  • Self-Deprecation: Indulges in this from time to time.
    • One of his most common sayings is referring to the viewers as something along the lines of "The two or three people that watch this shit."
    • He apologizes in the outros of certain videos, mostly seen in his Power Rangers Time Force playthrough.
    • Has been popping up a bit more in recent playthroughs. He has a tendency to make fun of himself whenever he rambles on about his depression.
  • Shout-Out: Uses the word "Stupoid" occasionally as a shout-out to NintendoCapriSun.
  • Sibling Team: With his younger brother for the Resident Evil 5 playthrough, and again for Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn and Halo.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Not entirely prevalent in his own Let's Plays, but compared to his opponents in various races he's more inclined to cut loose and let out a few profanities. He doesn't have many qualms with using profanities, but doesn't necessarily need to.
    • When it comes into play in his videos, he's generally not above using stronger language.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe, his opinion on the Irate Gamer seems to be this. Also overlaps with Guilty Pleasure, since he said he used to legitimately enjoy those videos as a kid.
  • The Smart Guy: During many multiplayer games, he tends to know a lot about the game they're playing, but doesn't always have the skill to play well. Comes up a lot in Dueling Idiots videos.
  • The Load: In Halo: Combat Evolved, he doesn't get into the action nearly as much and has poor accuracy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In older LPs, his gameplay was reliant on Save Scumming. For his redo of the Mega Man 3 LP, there's much less use of save states for a more "genuine" feel to it. And then there were the Mega Man 4-6 races, where he consistently places at least second. While it's still nothing huge and noteworthy, it does show how far he's come from his roots, especially when you factor in his competition. The Kirby's Nightmare in Dream Land race also has him winning first place, as does the Mega Man 6 race.
    • Seems to be attempting this for his Wind Waker 3-Heart Run.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Is much more snarky now than in his very old Let's Plays, and is willing to poke fun at poorly-done elements of video games he plays. Though he's not necessarily a mean person, just a bit more sarcastic.
  • Too Much Information: From Part 2 of Sonic Genesis, his "therapy session" intro has him claiming to have an unhealthy sexual attraction to anime catgirls.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Grunt Punching" in the Halo 1 playthrough, which has multiple possible meanings.

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