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Ris Grestar
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Ris Grestar is a Let's Player on YouTube. After a recommendation from his younger brother, he decided to do a Let's Watch of ScrewAttack's "Death Battle" series, upon which would boost his popularity skyward. Thanks to a Colbert Bump from the makers themselves, his viewership nearly doubled within a week. He notably uses a webcam to give a picture in picture view of himself as he plays and watches.

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Tropes that apply to Ris Grestar

  • Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Discussed in Yang vs Tifa, noting how fictional works with ridiculous feats are going to have to take these, since by real-world logic, characters like Yang and Iron Man would have to be a lot denser or heavier to tank all the things they've endured if they were real.
  • April Fools' Day: Ris has pulled some impressive April Fools' Day pranks faking gameplay.
  • Character Development: Likes noting these in his videos. In his reaction to the original Death Battle videos, he notes the Early Installment Weirdness of Wiz and Boomstick.
  • Determinator: The guy beat I Wanna Be the Guy, that seriously takes commitment and patience. His death counters regularly went into the triple digits on that one.
  • Graceful Loser: Takes his losses and misjudgments of fights pretty well.
  • Grammar Nazi: He tends to be polite about it but Ris is a stickler for proper grammar in game text.
  • Has a Type: By his own admission he seems to gravitate to tsundere characters in his Visual Novel playthroughs.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Often uses a unique voice for each character when reading the speech text in Pokemon games.
  • Nice Guy: Notable for always warning audiences before showing titillating images (like the thumbnails from most Girl-vs-Girl Death Battles), for the benefit of audience members who might find those offensive or inappopriate. Furthermore, he might very well be the first and only Let's Player to date to go into The Walking Dead and treat the entire cast with the same level of respect and kindness - even characters otherwise despised by the fandom, like Lilly and Ben.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: By his own admission, he doesn't watch television or read comics very often, and is unfamiliar with video games he doesn't own, so he's often in the dark about characters in Death Battle until he sees and hears their bios. Despite being a fan of Batman, he's not familiar with a lot of the characters. When Death Battle mentioned how Son Goku from Dragon Ball was based on Sun Wukong from Journey to the West, he didn't know what that was. While he knows what One Piece and Fairy Tail are, he stopped watching them after the first few episodes, so he's unfamiliar with Roronoa Zoro and Erza Scarlet. He added that he's unlikely to watch the two shows because of how many episodes they have. When Death Battle announced a match between Natsu from Fairy Tail and Ace from One Piece, he recognized Natsu, but called Ace, "cowboy guy?"
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He is fully and unashamedly a brony.
  • Take That!: While watching Death Battle's Wolverine vs Raiden video, he commented that everything past the first half-hour of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was garbage.

"So thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed that, and if you did, of course feel free to like, comment, and if you're new, even subscribe! It means a lot, really helps me out, and I would love to have you guys. So tune in next time for my next video, and until then, take care."
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