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Watch Girls Play is a YouTube channel that was created on January 17th, 2013 by a group of girls who play video games. The idea of the channel was suggested by a friend of the original girls. The group originally consisted of Amber, Stacy, Kelli, Ceccelia, Mariya, Renae, and Sydney. They uploaded their first video, Cat Mario, on March 20th, 2013.

The channel usually plays any game that is suggested to them, but they mainly stick to the horror genre. They have played both indie games and console games. The channel soon branched out into other things such as Reactions, Challenges, Karaokes, and many more. As time went on, girls began to leave the channel with the group bringing in new girls to replace them.

Currently, the group consists of (in order of their joining) Sydney, Skyler, Maddie, Liv, Bella, Niki. They initially uploaded their videos sporadically, before settling for a Monday, Thursday, and Friday schedule. This soon changed to all five days of the week with the occasional Sunday videos, before changing to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday schedule; although Saturday videos are rare.

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The channel currently have over 200,000 subscribers on Youtube, over 2,500 followers on Watch Girls Play Twitter and over 2,400 followers on Instagram. They also have over 1,700 likes on the Girls Play Facebook page.

In May 2015, the channel began doing livestreams on Twitch and on Youtube where they play various games, usually sticking with their horror genre, and have chats with the fans. They usually stream throughout a whole month and sometimes do special giveaways. They also have a Wikia and have self branded merchandise.

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    Core Members 
  • Bellanote 
  • Livnote 
  • Maddienote 
  • Natnote 
  • Sydney (founder)
  • Nikinote 
  • Skyler
  • For more information, see their Characters page.
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    Guest Members 
  • Kylie
  • Jessie
  • Lexie
  • Rosie
  • Skynote 

    Past Members 
  • Alexa
  • Amber (founder)
  • Briana
  • Ceccelia (founder)
  • Cori
  • Dani
  • Dreanote 
  • Kaylee
  • Kelli (founder)
  • Kenzienote 
  • Marsnote 
  • Mary
  • Mariya (founder)
  • Mitchie
  • Molly
  • Rashae (founder)note 
  • Renae (founder)note 
  • Stephanie

    Games Played 

These gamers provide examples of:

  • '80s Hair: Called "Kenzie hair" by the girls and their fans.
  • A-Cup Angst: Mars seems to suffer this as evidenced in the Three Year Anniversary video.[1]
    Mars: You can try (squeezing) all day, there's not much there.
    Drea: All you need is a handful.
    cue Mars/Drea high five and fist bump
  • Accidental Misnaming: Kenzie could not get Springtrap's name right.
    • It happens again to Kenzie in Afterlife: The Game, where she repeatedly calls Flappy Birds "Angry Birds".
  • Ascended Fanboy: Steven Chung, a subscriber of the channel and a YouTuber himself, began editing the girls's livestream videos and even appeared, in person, in an update video.
    • Mitchie also counts as this, having appeared on both the livestreams and the channel.
    • Countless fans of the channel appeared in the channel's "Greater Than Three" video to congratulate the girls on reaching three years.
  • Action Girl: A majority of girls counts as this, especially if said game contains weapons or any form of violence.
    Girls Play - Outlast - 1: Some girls hide... Stacy goes hunting.
  • Adorkable: Just about any time one of the girls decides to do a little dance after completing a level in a game. Renae, Kenzie, and Mariya tend to do this the most.
    • This trope describes Mars in general. Especially when she starts "singing", freestyling, dancing and/or rambling. Notable in some of the recent React videos, and the FNAF 4 playthrough.
  • Affectionate Parody: Drea, Mars and Renae tend to make songs about the game they are playing.
    Renae: I can shit on your world. Shining, shimmering, shitting
    Renae: I believe I can fly. I believe I can shit across the sky.
    Renae: What does the fox say? I'M A DICK! I'M A DICK! I'M A DICK! I'M A DICK!
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Andrea, during the playthrough of Uncraft Me, has this. She claims that it makes her better. It doesn't and she lampshades it.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Most of the girls seem to feel this way.
    Drea: He's in the back of a police car so of course I think he's hot. Story of my life.
  • Angrish: All of the girls except Sydney enter into this during difficult games that throw things at the player when they least expect it. Particular examples go out to Andrea, Mariya, and Renae.
    • Kaylee also had bouts of this due to Cat Mario
    • Both Mars and Maddie were rendered gibbering wrecks during the FNAF 4 playthroughs the ladies filmed.
    • Instead of speaking Angrish, Sydney's voice tends to shift to a redneck accent when very frustrated. This happened throughout their FNAF 4 playthroughs.
    Sydney: (Upon discovering Foxy in the closet on night 6) "GO BACK TO BEING NICE AND FLUFF-AY".
    Sydney: (Upon dying at 5am on night 5) "NOOOO! IT WAS FIVE!!".
    • One notable case crops up in the Neverending Nightmares playthrough, when Drea ends up getting cornered by two Nightmare Gabbies at once.
    NO, BITCH, NO! AAAAAARGH IDONTKNOWWHATODOIDONTKNOWWHATTODO! IDONTKNOWWHATTODO! THEREARETWOFTHEMIDONTKNOWWHERETHEYRECOMINGFROM! (Beat) I'm okay.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted with Ceccelia, and played straight with Andrea.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Renae during the playthrough of Smile.exe
    Renae: What? This is beep creepy! What the beep just happened? Why is my hair straight?
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Normally after the girls have been playing for hours, one of them (excluding Sydney) will let one of these loose if something goes wrong. By that point, they are no longer laughing/scared. Renae puts it perfectly in Girls Play Outlast - 7
    Renae: I’m not scared anymore. I’m just fucking pissed!
  • Badass Adorable: All of the girls count as this during the "Outlast" and Outlast Whistleblower playthroughs.
  • Badass Boast: Most frequent near the ending of the first Girls Play - Outlast saga.
  • Bad Santa: Sydney, Renae, Andrea and Mariya go through this phase during the Girls Play - Happy Wheels - 3 video.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Drea, occasionally.
  • Berserk Button: There are many things that'll set off Drea into a rage, although she doesn't really go "berserk", rather she gets very sassy.
    • Sydney doesn't like it when children get hurt over the course of a game; her reactions can range from shell-shocked horror (as is the case with Happy Wheels and The Park) to screaming rage (as is the case with Layers Of Fear.
    Sydney: (after hearing the alcoholic main character abusing his daughter) ...YOU ARE FIRED AS A FATHER!
  • Big "NO!": Renae lets one out as she gets killed by Slenderman in their first Slender: The Arrival video.
    • Sydney did this twice during the fifth night of FNAF 4. note 
  • Black Comedy: Their videos of Happy Wheels takes it Up to Eleven.
    • Their playthrough of Slaughterhouse Escape featured them being made to eat a piece of bacon every time their character (a pig) got killed by the various devices in the titular slaughterhouse. No-one got grossed out at all, let alone became vegetarian, due to doing this - indeed, everyone (even Sydney) enjoyed it.
    • Their 14th reaction video featured some great jokes from the girls.
    Sydney: (after watching a pony remove some intestines from another pony) "No! We don't play "Operation" like this!".
    Andrea: (after noticing the gutted pony's lack of a stomach) "Oh, look at how skinny she is now! Diet tip!".
    • Their playthroughs of the various "Whack Your ..." games feature this trope prominently.
  • Blatant Lies: Most of the girls have done this, especially during the Girls Play - Outlast saga
    Andrea (reading a note onscreen): Dear God, I think I’ve seen the- That was the Walrider? That wasn’t very impressive. Not very scary…
    Cue a slow motion playback of Andrea screaming in terror at the Walrider coming towards her character.
    • Also, in the channel trailer, you know it's a lie when the video starts out with "Fearless" then cuts to Drea losing her shit during the Girls Play: Outlast video
  • Boyish Short Hair: Maddie qualifies for this one, so does Renae.
  • The Bus Came Back: While Kaylee appeared here and there in multiple outtros, she makes a full return in the Bean Boozled Challenge after two years.
    • In their podcast interview video, Molly appeared as one of the two interviewers. note  Molly later returned to the livestreams in December 2016 and appeared in a few videos on the channel.
    • After being gone from Watch Girls Play for a little over a year. Renae makes a surprise return, with the promise of being back for a short while, during the girls' May 19th, 2016 live stream on Twitch. Which also happens to be Mariya's (and this troper's) birthday.
    • Rashae made a surprise appearance in the April 15th, 2017 livestream alongside her sister.
    • Mars made a guest appearance again in their Open Wide video alongside Molly
    • Skyler makes a return to Watch Girls Play and changes from a guest to a regular
  • Catchphrase: "Less Than Three"
    • Mackenzie tends to say "You must be out your damn mind".
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Stephanie resembles Maude Garrett from SourceFed (minus the accent, of course). note 
    • Additionally, when Mars has blonde hair, she bears more than a passing resemblance to Barbara Dunkelman of Rooster Teeth.
  • Child Hater: Drea. Her hatred of children is shown very prominently in their Happy Wheels videos. Averted in The Walking Dead where she adores Clementine.
    • Also averted in real life, where she is okay with the children of her fellow girls and her step sister.
  • Cuteness Proximity: This is how all of the girls except Rashae and Andrea start off Smile.exe before realizing what the game is.
    • Also the very beginning of the second Cat Mario video starts before the girls get into it.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Most of the girls, bar Sydney, tend to let these loose when they get very frustrated at a game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Many of the girls are well known to do this whenever something annoys them.
  • Delayed Reaction: Some of the girls tend to stare blankly at the screen after something happens to their character. Usually if their character dies and they're having a Flat "What" reaction.
  • The Determinator: Sydney; the only WGP lady with nerves strong enough to complete FNAF 4's toughest three nights (including finishing Night 4 in one shot). See her role in the group's Five-Man Band entry.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: Collectively, fans of the channel are called the "Nerd Herd". Individually, they are "nerds".
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
  • Dramatic Reading: Parodied in the first Uncraft Me video.
    • Their Creepypasta readings play this one straight.
    • Rashae also parodies this in the Smile.exe playthrough.
    • A few of their livestreams contained a few fictional stories being told in similar fashion to said trope by Drea.
  • Dr. Jerk: Taken up to eleven anytime the girls play Surgeon Simulator.
  • Early Installment Weirdness
    • For those more familiar with the girls’ more recent videos, it may come as a shock seeing the earlier videos in which you could see much more of the room and even the computer, the channel also filmed from the side of the girls rather than directly in front.
    • The earlier videos also had captions which were dropped after the first Happy Wheels.
    • Their first video features none of the current group. The early videos would also end with a question session about the game they just played, which were dropped after Bromancing Saga 2.
  • Epic Fail:
    • Mariya attempts to play Five Nights at Freddy's 2... and lasts less than 10 seconds. note 
    • While playing The Walking Dead, Drea not only died at the first opportunity, she somehow managed to crash the game.
    • Sometimes, the girls would jump or rage so hard that they either break or exit the game, Drea being a prime example.
    • During an outtakes video, Nikki ends up falling out of the chair while messing around
    • Bella started a react video only to realise she forgot to plug in the headphones she was wearing
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: This happened pretty frequently when the videos had captions in them, a girl would make a noise and the subtitles would just consist of question marks.
  • Everyone Has Standards
    • Especially Sydney and except Drea.
    • All the girls (even Drea) are disturbed over the ending of Among the Sleep.
    • At the end of Barrel Detective, the girls last objective was to sacrifice a baby which Maddie refused to do. Instead she decided to leave with the baby.
    • From the start to finish of Face Dance, Liv refuses to play the game and just sits there saying "No".]]
  • Evil Laugh: One of Drea’s favorite pastimes during scary games.
    • Made worse when the Evil Laugh isn’t faked, but is the real deal.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The girls frequently miss things during gameplay that the viewers notice when the video is uploaded. Safe to say, the girls learn from their mistakes.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: How both of the Give Up playthrough ended.
  • Five-Man Band: Their longest-lasting lineup so far (October 2015 to August 2016) breaks down as follows:
  • Flat "What": Done several times with any variation of the girls in any of the videos. Especially troll games.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Stephanie almost always has them.
    • Drea (of all people) sometimes sports them, as does Sydney (unsurprisingly), and even Mars on select occasions.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Sydney to a tee. While she has sworn in a rare few videos, she's nowhere near as vulgar as the rest of the girls. note 
    • There are very few other girls that also never cursed in their videos, namely Ceccelia and Skyler.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl/The Alcoholic: It's hard to tell which fits Drea better.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Drea has a leather (or at least faux-leather) outfit she occasionally wears, often referred to as her dominatrix outfit.
  • Heroic BSoD: Renae does one after dying during the Unfair Mario level one playthrough. She gets better.
    • The first half a minute of their third Happy Wheels video featured one from Drea. note 
    • During their Timore Inferno video, Maddie manages to soldier on despite her obvious fear of dolls... right up until a horde of giant spiders appear; after trying to fight, scream and cover her eyes at the same time, she ends up with a game over and spends the next minute covering her eyes and screaming into her hands, before refusing to continue playing. As such, this particular video is simply titled "Breaking Maddie."
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Any time the concept of eating people comes up, Drea always considers it a good idea.
    Drea: My problem with children is I've never been able to finish one.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Kenzie's eyes are greyish-blue, as are Mars's.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Drea will occasionally lapse into these in scary moments, as is the case with the playthrough of The Park.
    Drea: I am brave.
    (Ominous sound effects follow, concluding with the sound of the gate creaking shut behind her)
    Drea: I AM NOT THAT BRAVE.
    • And again in Timore Inferno.
    Drea: I'm a badass! (loud burst of static frightens her) AAAAAAARGH! I am not a badass! I am scared!
  • In-Series Nickname: Most of the girls use shortened names.
    • Alicia -> Liv
    • Andrea -> Drea
    • Belladina -> Bella -> Bells
    • Mackenzie -> Kenzie -> Kenz -> Ken
    • Madison -> Maddie -> Mads
    • Mariah -> Mars (see One Steve Limit)
    • Mariya -> Riya
    • Renae -> Nae
    • Stephanie -> Steph
    • Sydney -> Syd
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Sydney and Maddie - though Maddie's are not too innocent.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Many of the girls’ lines in their videos tend to fulfill this trope. If a viewer were to watch the video and not see the gameplay but only the girls, they would wonder at many of the things being said.
    • Some videos even invoke this trope, having the video go black with just the audio playing.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: Usually by one of the girls saying, "That's what she said." Kenzie tends to simply say, "Dirty."
  • Meganekko: Every core member, aside from Sydney, when they don't wear contacts.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Never Live It Down: Arguably, each of the girls of have something that they will never live down.
    • Though it happened off camera, Renae once got locked in a bathroom somehow.
    • Drea once broke a keyboard during their QWOP playthrough, and it's not the first time she broke a keyboard by her own admission.
    • Maddie will reportedly never live down her reaction to a rather infamous jumpscare in Nox Timore, as Drea and Maddie herself note in their intro to Timore Inferno
    • During a livestream, Stephanie accidentally broke one of the chairs''
  • Not What It Looks Like: Fans have told many stories of sharing what their favorite channel is to their friends, only to get the response of: "Is that a porn site?". This gets addressed in the girls's 19th AFK video.
  • One Steve Limit: Mars' real name is Mariah, so she goes by Mars to avoid confusion. Subverted with the similar Alexa and Lexie, with Alexa sometimes being referred to as Lexie. Though it could be argued that it wouldn't cause any confusion since the former is no longer part of the channel.
  • Screaming Woman: Mars, Kenzie and especially Drea qualify as this, whilst Sydney and (to a lesser extent) Mariya do not qualify.
    • Bells takes this up to 11
  • Sibling Team: Renae and Rashae, they're twins.
    • Also in a What's In My Mouth? Girls Play AFK video Kenzie's older sister Alexa guest starred as well.
    • BEAN BOOZLED CHALLENGE | AFK | 10 has sisters Mariya and Kaylee against sisters Sydney and Skyler.
    • Drea and Kenzie's sister, Mary and Alexa respectively, have appeared on the channel and streams.
  • Special Guest: Nausicaagamer joins the girls (remotely) for their playthrough of Five Nights at the Chum Bucket.
    • LittleRedLupa guest stars in the girls's Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 2 react video.
    • Fans of the channel have also appeared on the channel or helped the channel in some way, most notably Steven Chung, Mitchie and Nikinapalm
  • Statuesque Stunner: Played with by Mariya, who once claimed to be 6'0" (though she seems to be the shortest of the girls). Played straight with Drea, Kenzie, Mars and Liv.
  • Tempting Fate: Andrea seems to do this the most. A particularly good example during their play of Five Nights at Freddy's when she says: "Nothing's going to get me, I'm impervious." and than not even one second later, gets jumped by Foxy.
  • Token Minority: Drea after Ceccelia left.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Drea. Lampshaded by Renae:
    Renae (After being told she was the 'Anti-Christ' by a female AI): I'm not the Anti-Christ! That's Drea!''
    • Prior to her departure, Renae was arguably second to Drea in this area - especially in the Happy Wheels videos she featured in.
  • That Came Out Wrong: The girls tend to catch the things that come out of their mouths and exclaim that they did not mean for what they said to sound so bad.
    Andrea: "You are going down! You are going down on me! Well, no, probably not with those teeth, but you're going down UNDER me. STILL not what I meant. You're going down BY me! Just ignore that whole spiel, I don't know where I was going with that."
    • Sydney gets in on it in Five Nights At Freddys 3, when referring to her desire to see Springtrap attack her from the doorway.
    Sydney: I wanna see you come. (Beat) That sounded awful.
  • Un-person: Since her departure, Stephanie seems to have become this due to her behaviour since.
    • Andrea has also become this after becoming banned from the WGP Streams as the girls don't want to associate with her anymore.
    • Renae also qualifies for this as she has become blocked by WGP on Twitter and Instagram accounts.
    • All videos linked to Renae and Drea have been hidden or removed from the channel (same goes for solo play or co-op videos starring Kenzie, Mars and Mariya)
  • Walking Tech Bane: Drea has a tendency to break equipment and trigger whatever glitches might exist in a game. She's earned the nickname Glitch Queen for it.
  • Where's My Gun?: Renae pulls an almost word for word of this (complete with commentary of losing her weapon right in the middle of a fight) during the playthrough of The Forest.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Maddie really hates dolls, which naturally becomes a problem in the doll-oriented horror game Timore Inferno. Halfway through the game, it turns out that she's also arachnophobic - and the appearance of several giant spiders prompts her to exit the game.
    • Renae mentioned she's scared of being buried alive which happens to her during Outlast II''
    • During Bewilder House, Mariya mentioned she has a dislike to clowns when she has to face the evil clown during their playthrough''
  • Would Hurt a Child: Drea. Point blank.
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