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We are Ninja Sex Party!
Musically seducing all the hotties!
Brian's a ninja!
Danny's a hot Jew!
And we are best friends!
Yeah! We are best friends, it's true!

Ninja Sex Party is a musical comedy duo that formed in 2009 in New York and is currently based in Los Angeles. The duo consists of singer Dan Avidan and keyboardist Brian Wecht, although they adopt the respective characters of "Danny Sexbang" and "Ninja Brian" in their music, which they base most of their comedy on in writing humorous lyrics and concepts.

Danny Sexbang is a Jewish man who is the world's most handsome, erotic lover, according only to himself. To this end, songs often involve Danny's humorous attempts to flirt with and impress a girl, which amount to crude sexual advances and aggrandising of his own achievements, often to the level of absurdity. Ninja Brian is a homicidal, sociopathic and incredibly deadly ninja with an array of killing methods both mundane and fantastic, and a bizarre obsession with Danny, which often results in most people around him dying in horrific ways. He is never seen without his mask (with a sole exception, listed below), and many videos also end with Brian killing Danny.

In addition to the main NSP releases, the duo also has a separate series of non-comedic cover albums of classic rock and pop songs from the '70s and '80s titled Under the Covers, with usual backing instrumentation from the Canadian group Tupper Ware Remix Party (better known as TWRP).

Their YouTube channel can be viewed here, and their first two albums (NSFW, Strawberries and Cream) are available on SoundCloud. They are also on Twitter and Instagram.

Danny and Brian are also both members of Game Grumps. Danny has co-hosted the main show with Egoraptor as "Not-So-Grump" since 2013, when the original "Not-So-Grump" (JonTron) left, and additionally co-founded its sister show Steam Train. Brian is the most recent addition to the show, becoming an official Grump in November 2015. The band with the addition of Egoraptor also formed the supergroup Starbomb.

Danny is also currently part of several musical projects outside of NSP — Skyhill, an alternative/downtempo band with Peter Lennox that was originally active from 2006 to 2008 but reunited for single releases in 2015 and 2020, announcing work on a new album with the latter release; and Shadow Academy, an alternative band with NSP producer Jim Roach that formed in December 2021 and released their debut single "White Whale" in January 2022.


  • NSFW (2011)
  • Strawberries and Cream (2013)
  • Attitude City (2015)
  • Under the Covers (2016)
  • Under the Covers, Vol. II (2017)
  • Cool Patrol (2018)
  • Under the Covers, Vol. III (2019)
  • The Prophecy (2020)
  • Level Up (2021)
  • The Very, Very, Very, Very Classy Acoustic Album (2021)

They also did the opening theme for Mighty Magiswords.

Their music contains examples of:

  • Achievements in Ignorance: When they covered "Africa" by Toto, Danny was completely unaware that the verses and choruses were originally sung by two different people with very different vocal ranges, and sang both parts by himself.
  • Affectionate Parody: "6969" is a sex-themed parody of Rush's 2112 (fitting, considering Rush is Danny's favorite band).
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Danny tries to impress a girl who's "played it safe" all her life on their first date by breaking the rules - which escalates into breaking the law and killing five people in one night. Backfires when she falls for the more evil and violent Ninja Brian instead by the end of the song.
    • "Cool Patrol" is basically an ode to this as well.
  • Album Title Drop: They do this a lot:
    • In "Unicorn Wizard":
      Then we retire to the Chamber of Passion
      And bathe in a pool of strawberries and cream
    • The title track of Cool Patrol, naturally.
    • A borderline example occurs in their cover of "Your Love" by The Outfield, off of their first Under the Covers album:
      I ain't got many friends left to talk to
      No one's around when I'm in trouble
      You know I'd do anything for you
      Stay the night, but keep it under cover
  • Ambiguously Gay: Roger in "You Can Do Us!".
  • Anachronism Stew:
    • Quite a lot of this in "Dinosaur Laser Fight", where they fight with lasers, in space (which was invented by Albert Einstein), with robots and sharks.
    • Samurai Abstinence Patrol lived in "the tall skyscrapers of ancient Japan".
  • Animated Music Video: for "Release the Kraken", "First Date", and "Welcome to My Parents' House", among others. Downplayed with "The Mystic Crystal" and "Heart Boner", as they switch between animated and live-action
  • Anyone Can Die: To be more acurate, anyone can get murdered by Ninja Brian. Especially Dan.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Rhinoceratops and Superpuma caused a lot of collateral damage, including pissing on Cuba, killing a million people... and stepping on Dan's lawn and scratching his car, which Dan says is the worst.
  • Artistic License – Music:
    • Danny's signature instrument is a blue electric guitar. At least, it's played as one. It's actually a bass. Most notably in the video for "The Manticore", where Danny inexplicably plays a face-meltingly awesome guitar solo on the bass's higher frets.
    • Danny mentions it as a bass guitar in Rhinoceratops Vs. Superpuma, though the previous instances of it being used as a guitar remain unexplained.
    • It returns to being a guitar in Danny Don't You Know.
  • Art Shift:
    • Their music video for Take On Me is a huge departure from their usual style. Instead of intentionally cheap green screen and post production effects, it's a mostly serious affair that uses an abundance of strobe lightning, lens flare, neon colours, and fade transitions to create an 80s-inspired music video (which makes sense considering the source material). This is also the debut of Danny's sequin and glitter-laden version of his classic spandex suit.
    • Their second music video for Under the Covers, a cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", is another stylistic departure for the band. It's shot as a 'behind-the-scenes on a tour' music video opening on the outro to their Take On Me cover transitioning to footage on a lavish tour bus, complete with film grain. To complete the feel, Brian actually takes off his mask and plays himself in the video.
  • Asbestos-Free Cereal: Invoked in "I Own a Car". Dan describes his car with as if it's amazing, while bragging about things that any car would be expected to have. This includes windows you can see through, pedals you can push with your feet, and seats that you can sit on.
  • Aside Glance / Death Glare: There could be a pretty lethal drinking game made out of all the unamused glares Ninja Brian has given to the camera.
  • Ass Kicks You: The legendary Manticore will "Kick your ass in with his feet, and then kick your feet with his gigantic ass". Although in the video all he does during this line is stick some fried eggs in his pants and flex his crotch until they come out scrambled.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "I Don't Know What We're Talking About" Dan gets distracted from a date by a daydream about a Pterodactyl called Lamar.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The entire concept of Eating Food in the Shower. It gets worse as Danny tries to cram more and more objects and people into it.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: From the official Ninja Sex Party website:
    "Danny also has an unnamed medical condition that causes him to pass out from the sheer awesomeness of being in his own presence."
  • Bad Future: The future of the song "6969" is placed in the year 6969, where alien overlords have outlawed all sexual relations to maintain their 1000 year spell on humanity.
  • Balcony Wooing Scene: In the video for "Three Minutes of Ecstasy" Danny and Brian get a woman's attention by throwing roses through her window and standing outside with a boombox. Danny then manages to throw himself through her window, much to her displeasure, so they can have their "three minutes of ecstasy".
  • Bears Are Bad News: In "Dragon Slayer", the dragon has an army of awesome karate bears defending its lair.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening Ninja Brian seems to be one for him as he immediately kills the entire Dick Council after their leader says they were going to kill him and Danny.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The bridge of Release the Kraken is accompanied by an epic fight sequence in the music video, which ends with Tupper Ware Remix Party swooping down in the time machine spaceship from 6969 and blasting the Manticore just before it can eviscerate Danny.
  • Bilingual Bonus: In Everybody Shut Up (I Have An Erection), Ninja Brian slices up the judge's robe thrown at Danny to form a kanji at the end. The kanji in question? Wood.
  • Blatant Lies: Danny's prone to these.
    • The entirety of Dragon Slayer has Dan lie about his accomplishments in order to try and sleep with an attractive lady. Among other things, Dan claims to have won the Super Bowl alone, that he cured all disease, that he can bench press an entire continental shelf, and that he killed the dragon. The last one even gets some Suspiciously Specific Denial when the dragon shows up, with the dragon saying that he's not "some guy Dan met at the bus station in a dragon suit" without being prompted.
    • The intro cartoon to NSP concerts says that Dan met Ninja Brian after climbing Mount Everest naked and coming back from banging a planet of space ladies to find Brian playing keyboard in an alley, so Dan took pity on him and brought Brian to one of his many space mansions. If Brian's recollection is any indication, they actually met when Brian applied for a newspaper ad that Dan put out for a ninja best friend.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: When Ninja Brian guest hosted for Hot Pepper Gaming, he IS the pepper, to the degree that the one he ingested didn't even cause him to blink through the review (whereas most people paused quite a few times and gave their peppers a five out of the possible five and Arin Hanson gave the Habanero pepper like a thousand), rating the pepper 0/5.
    • During the Ninja Sex Party/Steam Train panel at MAGFest 2014, Danny and Brian (out of character) confirmed that Brian really did eat the pepper rather than keeping it in his mask (as some had suspected) and that the lack of blinking was real and not a post-production edit. Apparently everybody present was way more impressed at how long he went without blinking than they were that he ate the pepper.
  • Bohemian Parody: At one point in "I Don't Know What We're Talking About", Ninja Brian starts repeatedly playing the same note as Danny sings the next verse in a different style to the rest of the song. The music video accompanies this with a shot of 4 different versions of Danny's face on a black background.
  • Boldly Coming: After taking a cross-country tour and sexing it up with every state in the US, Danny decides that the only way to top this is to go into space and bang alien chicks. Unfortunately, Danny never gets the opportunity to actually do this because he throws himself out of the airlock without a spacesuit on.
  • Bookends: Every original album since Strawberries and Cream has had the two main words of the album title used as an Either/Or Title for the intro and outro, respectively.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Brian's been known to do this, such as the end of their video for The Ultimate Sandwich, where he is shown to read the on-screen subtitles while Danny speaks in Spanish.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In the intro to Attitude City, Danny says that at some point during the album you should be balls-deep, unless you're a pair of sexy lesbians, "in which case - please call me." In the second-last track of the album, "6969", when Danny seduces the sad-eyed girl, she invites her friends over to join the fun and Danny sings "Oh shit, they're girls!"
    • In the music video for "Orgy for One," Danny randomly throws a Frisbee on and off the screen, finally throwing it in anger out of shot. Later in the song, for no reason at all, the Frisbee comes flying back in.
  • Bridal Carry: Danny is carried this way by the princess in The Mystic Crystal, after he got his legs shattered and back broken by The Necromancer.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Danny seems to take great enjoyment from insulting Ninja Brian during their songs, NSP Theme, If We Were Gay and The Decision being the most notable examples of this. You'd have thought that he would have learned not to mock the murderous ninja guy (Brian's retribution is always swift and deadly, though not usually permanent).
  • But Not Too Gay: If We Were Gay is a speculative song about what the world would be like if the duo was gay. However, Danny's quick to assure us that if they were, it'd be mostly Brian.
  • But Thou Must!: In FYI I wanna F your A, on the PTAnote  application, the three choices are "Yes", "Hell Yes", and "I Already Am".
  • Butt-Monkey: Ninja Brian gets the short end of the stick very regularly from Danny.
    • Barry has been beaten up or murdered just as often as Danny, and sometimes even by Danny.
    • In The Mystic Crystal, both Danny and Ninja Brian get this. Danny gets both of his arms broken when traveling through dimensions, shot in the back with four arrows by Ninja Brian to his annoyance. After his hug of the Necromancer is rejected, the Necromancer shatters both of his legs and then Ninja Brian beats the Necromancer to death with Danny's body, breaking his spine as well. At "The treacherous Cliffs of Erectile Disfunction", Ninja Brian, and only Brian gets Erectile Disfunction. It's notably the only time during their journey to the Necromancer that Ninja Brian loses his Death Glare. They both get healed at the end by the King's wizards.
  • Call-and-Response Song: Parodied. In the song "I Own a Car", Danny asks "the boys" what he owns. However, the boys guess it on the second try, which completely takes the wind out of Dan's sails.
    Dan: Guess what I own, boys!
    The Boys: Is it a phone?
    Dan: No!
    The Boys: Is it a car?
    Dan: No— Oh. Yes, actually.
  • Call-Back: So much in Dragon Slayer, like the animal costumes from the Starbomb previews, Danny's "Stuff that Totally Happened" book is written by Mike Aruba, and the return of the Manticore.
    • The Ultimate Sandwich has a moment during the animated part featuring cameos from the Manticore, one of the dinosaurs from Dinosaur Laser Fight, the two gay ninjas from If We Were Gay, and the Sextron 3000 from Sex Training and The Sacred Chalice.
    • Danny's pile of 'business stuff' in Eating Food in the Shower includes the cookie suit from Cookies!, the camel from Cool Patrol, and his captain's tricorn from When I Cry.
    • At the beginning of Release the Kraken, Danny is holding the Sacred Chalice of Ragaloh; later in the song we see that the Army of the Damned includes among its ranks Rhinoceratops, Superpuma, and the Manticore. Also, during the fight sequence, Tupper Ware Remix Party arrive in the time machine spaceship from 6969 to pull a Big Damn Heroes and save Danny from being eviscerated by the Manticore.
    • "The Decision: Part 2" contains to numerous previous NSP songs in its second verse. It also reuses the "Brain has an STD" line from the first Decision song.
  • The Cameo:
    • JonTron, of the titular channel and Game Grumps fame, guest-starred in "Let's Get This Terrible Party Started".
    • Arin, Ross and Barry, Dan's mates from Game Grumps appear in the videos for both Party of Three and Dragon Slayer, with Arin playing the "dragon". Ross and Barry also appear in Let's Get This Terrible Party Started. Arin appears as Dan's only friend in "Danny Don't You Know".
    • Zan Alda appears as a waiter in Party of Three. He reprises the exact same role in Eating Food in the Shower.
    • The girl Danny's trying to seduce in Dragon Slayer is comicbookgirl19.
    • Arin and Barry have also appeared in Attitude City as members of Danny's gang, and as backup dancers in Road Trip.
    • Steel Panther appear at the beginning of Road Trip. Also inverted, as Ninja Sex Party has played onstage with Steel Panther at least once.
    • Jack "Jacksfilms" Douglass appeared in Cookies! as one of Brian's victims.
    • Ross, his then-wife CommanderHolly, and Markiplier appear as gods in Peppermint Creams.
    • 6969 features appearances from Arin, Ross, Barry, and Kevin from Game Grumps as the Council of Dick Elders, while fellow Grump Suzy and CommanderHolly play citizens in the dystopian future, and Markiplier appears as a reporter. Steel Panther provides the vocals mouthed by the aforementioned Dick Elders.
    • Jacksepticeye plays a major role in Cool Patrol, and Markiplier and the new Game Grumps editors Matt and Ryan (known for their channel Cyndago as well) play members of the titular Cool Patrol. Vernon Shaw also appears as an extra.
    • Mark, Matt and Ryan return in Eating Food in the Shower.
    • Finn Wolfhard plays young Danny Sexbang in Danny Don't You Know. In the same video, Markiplier plays a centaur that adult Danny rides on. Likewise, Nathan Sharp plays young Danny's bully. And one of his chanting fans is played by Lasercorn.
    • The Mystic Crystal brings back Markiplier as the villain, Necromancer; Ross and Jacksfilms as wizards (the latter of whom is murdered once again by Brian); and Jacksepticeye as Danny's and Brian's roommate. Additionally, Dave "Boyinaband" Brown plays the king, while Lloyd "EpicLLOYD" Ahlquist appears briefly as a knight.
    • In the music video for the Level Up remix version of Dinosaur Laser Fight, Arin—who animated the video for the original version of the song—is the most-prominently-featured guest star as one of the dinosaurs, and Ross also reappears (as a shark). Other fellow YouTubers appearing as guest stars include Alanah Pearce as a shark as well, Jacob "Alpharad" Rabon and Nate Harlan as robots, Pamela Horton as another dinosaur, and Maxine Hupy as a dancing dinosaur (though she's wearing a mask).
  • Cannibalism Superpower: One of the instructions in "Cool Patrol" is to grab a bird from the sky and to eat it whole to absorb its power of flight. We'll also be able to dive bomb fish because our vision's enhanced (this is the Cool Patrol dance).
  • Careful with That Axe:
    • The first chorus of "Cookies!" is directly followed by a horrific scream from Danny as he's being attacked by demons.
    • The loudly screamed choruses of "Peppermint Creams".
  • Cargo Ship: Invoked and taken to an absurd degree with Objects of Desire, where Danny confesses to his girlfriend that he's had sex with every single inanimate object in her house.
  • The Casanova/The Pornomancer: Zig-zagged. Danny certainly thinks himself this, but the results vary from song to song. He's certainly attractive at face value and gets a lot of dates, but whether he reaches his ultimate goal of slammin' depends on the song, and even if he does he sometimes reveals some of his more...eccentric qualities during or after the act, usually turning them off and ruining the magic.
    • A general, but not absolute, rule is that if the song is sung in first person (You Can Do Us, Three Minutes of Ecstasy, Objects of Desire) Danny either immediately turns the women off, seems to get initial interest only to confuse or weird them out with bizarre fetishes, or (rarely) succeeds in sleeping with them but leaves them disappointed. If the song is in 3rd person (Samurai Abstinence Patrol, and implied by the women on his throne in Release the Kraken), Danny is a much more successful Pornomancer. Exceptions exist.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The essence of Danny's shtick, though he does get more sex than most examples. Many songs consist of Danny boasting of his sexual prowess, only to be utterly unsuccessful. If he is successful, he usually does something weird to turn off his lovers. And most of the times he does get sex, it's under outlandish, possibly made up circumstances.
  • Casually Powerful Giant: Played for Laughs in "Release the Kraken", especially in the animated music video. The Kraken, who is much larger and stronger than any of the humans or demons involved in the battle, ends up turning the field into chaos when he does things like "get a splinter", which is actually stepping on and ripping up a small tower, playfully splash two ships around like a toddler in a bathtub, and fall over into the water, creating a tidal wave.
  • Challenging the Bully: The premise of Cool Patrol is Danny Sexbang teaching a high school boy getting picked on how to deal with bullies. The training consists of learning a silly dance, but gives the kid enough confidence to approach the bullies with an implicit challenge... before he's promptly beaten up and possibly killed.
  • Changing Chorus
    • "Danny Don't You Know" changes its chorus three times as the older Danny encourages his younger self that he's cooler than he thinks he is, starting with Danny in his early pubescent years:
      Danny, don't you know that you are hot as fuck on the inside?
      Everybody knows the best bananas will be ripe with time
      Danny, don't you know that you kick so much ass on the inside?
      Then his teenage to young adult years
      Danny, don't you know that you are cool as fuck on the inside?
      You're just going through an awkward phase from 12 to 29
      Danny, don't you know that everyone feels weird on the inside?
      Then finally, his current rock star adult self
      Danny, don't you know that we're all rad as fuck on the inside?
      Now it's time to rock the show, come on you are a star tonight
      Danny, don't you know that you're a spandex butterfly for life
      The one similarity is that each chorus ends with a repetition of "Danny don't you know" three times.
    • "Heart Boner" changes the chorus three times, featuring slightly different Double Entendres in each one. The first chorus:
      I've got a heart boner for you
      I stand before you stiff and true
      I wanna blast a load of feelings onto you
      This heart boner's for you
      The second chorus
      I've got a heart boner tonight
      Feel my love pants growing tight
      I wanna plug you with respect all through the night
      I'll bust a nut of joy and light
      And the third one, which is more similar to the first chorus
      This heart boner's for you
      I stand before you thick and true
      I'll shoot a wad of gleaming romance just for you
      This heart boner's for you
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Ninja Brian fits this trope to a T. He's either killing someone, or thinking about killing someone. Usually someone nearby. Usually Danny.
    • Best Friends Forever directly addresses this and how big of a problem it is for Danny, since Brian ends up killing all his friends (and then him).
    • The Mystic Crystal more-or-less lampshades it. Throughout most of the video, the only person Brian is shown killing is the bad guy, and his only other act of violence was firing a few Annoying Arrows that hit Danny. So at the end, just before the pair goes home through the magic portal, Brian kills one of the wizards who healed Danny (played by Jacksfilms) for no other reason except "to make sure he maintained his rep".
  • Commitment Issues: Seems to be part of Danny's character; he's rarely ever dating the same girl for long. In fact, the reason Danny goes on his road trip in the titular song is because he's going out with a girl he actually likes and gets scared it'll become a meaningful relationship, so he decides to journey across America and bang as many girls as possible to get the commitment out of his systemnote .
  • Continuity Cavalcade: During the time machine scenes in 6969, the monitors in the time machine show clips from earlier NSP videos.
    • The Decision Part 2: Ten Years Later is the band's tenth anniversary celebration song, and throws in a glut of references to the band's previous songs as Danny recounts what they've been up to for the past decade.
  • Cool House: "Mansion Party" takes place in a house with such features as a diamond fridge that costs more than the entire country of Peru, an entire battle arena just for watching pandas engage in gladiatorial combat, and a tiger. It's so huge that just getting to the dance floor requires elaborate directions and possibly a horse.
    Hey, girl, heard you couldn't find the dance floor
    Just walk right past the garden, go through the Spanish French doors
    Turn right at the seventh bathroom, then a left at my laser car
    You can ride my purebred stallion, if you hit my moat you've gone too far
    (You've gone too far)
    Take an upside down left at the M.C. Escher stairs
    Okay, you're almost halfway there
    • Averted in My Parents' House, in which he brings his date home to...well, his parents' house, and points out how mooching off them is cool, ending with getting into arguments with both his mom and his dad.
  • Costume Evolution: Danny's initial costume is a plain blue with a plain six-pointed star. The blue is eventually replaced with a glittery teal, and the star later replaced with a fancy five-pointed star. Ninja Brian gets a subtler upgrade as well, going from snakes to dragons, and different kanji
  • Crazy Is Cool: Invoked; whoever wields the chalice will become this.
  • Creator Provincialism: Not so much for NSP proper, but TWRP and Rush are both from Toronto, which is certainly a contributing factor to there being at least one Rush song on each volume of Under the Covers. This is aided by Rush being Mr. Sexbang's favorite band, of course.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Brian's large, pale blue eyes definitely go well with his murderous personality.
  • Crying After Sex: The song "Why I Cry" is about Danny Sexbang trying to pick up a woman that "only dates nice guys". He goes on to explain how "sensitive" and "romantic" he is, culminating in the fact that he is so sensitive, that not only does he cry after sex, but he also cries during sex, before sex and even when he sees something that reminds him of sex.
  • Dagwood Sandwich: The Ultimate Sandwich, which is 5X3 feet and piled with vast amounts of meats both exotic (bear, panther) and mundane (chicken, ham, duck, clams), Carolina Reaper peppers (the World's Hottest Pepper), and sun dried tomatoes, and is as much endurance test as it is a meal. It's "as dense as an anvil and as big as a raft" and is served with a 5-gallon pail of ranch dressing.
  • Dance Sensation: Cool Patrol is all about Danny teaching an elaborate dance sequence to a bullied kid to win over his bullies.
    Danny: You get all that, kid?
    Bullied Kid: That wasn't actually very helpful, that was just like an instructional dance.
    Danny: Hell yeah!
  • Dangled by a Giant: In the video for their cover for "Pour Some Sugar On Me" the band is playing the song inside a gingerbread house for some giant women in candy studded bikinis. At the end, one of the giantesses pinches the back of Dan's unitard and carries him out of the gingerbread house. The way it's shot, the audience is led to believe she's about to eat him, but instead she just gives him a big smooch.
  • Death by Music Video: The music video for Everybody Shut Up ends with Danny being gunned down by the President's bodyguards.
    • Mansion Party ends with the camera cutting out moments before Danny gets mauled by a psychotic panda.
  • Death Is Cheap: Dan and Ninja Brian have both died countless times over their adventures. Never seems to keep them down for very long.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In "The Decision - Part II", it's been ten years since Danny and Ninja Brian have seen the song's subject. In that time, Danny admits that they've grown a lot as people, as musicians, and also as people.
  • Depending on the Writer: What the Danny Sexbag character is In-Universe depends on the song. Sometimes he's a badass Ninja/superhero/rockstar/Sex God with an Awesome Ego who gets into a lot of high-octane, low-budget misadventures. Other times these stories are all made-up and he only thinks that he's all these things, being repeatedly abused by his only friend Ninja Brian and rejected by a growing list of women who find him obnoxious.
    • To be fair, some of the songs (such as "Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma") seem to hint that Danny is an Unreliable Narrator. So, it might be the songs where Danny is a superhero Sex God might him making stuff to make himself look cooler.
  • Determinator: "Peppermint Creams" has Danny chronicling his trial-filled adventure throughout the land, always being motivated by the chance to experience the titular creams of the princess. They're actually her boobies. Or ass.
  • Deus ex Machina: After Danny brings back sex in 6969, the Dick Elders corner Danny and his girl, and capture Brian. They then say they're going to kill Danny right after they kill Brian. Brian then kills them all in about 2 seconds.
    Danny: Goddamn, Brian! You killed them all! Now the empire will fall! I have to say in retrospect, that was easier than I thought!
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: During the outro for Let's Get This Terrible Party Started, Brian stabs and kills Slender Man, who is generally considered unkillable in his own mythos.
  • Dining in the Buff: The video for "Eating Food In The Shower" has Danny and his girlfriend, well, eating food while taking a shower, in his attempt to spend more time together. It goes about as well as one would expect.
  • Dissimile: A variant near the end of "The Decision":
    "Everyone in the band has an STD / except for me!"
  • Distinction Without a Difference: "Oh, hey, Ninja Brian, that came out wrong. I didn't mean to call you fat. I meant stupid. And ugly. And fat."
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Danny is known to don one at times.
  • Distressed Dude: Danny, in "The Hit," a cross over with TWRP. Danny takes a lady home, but he gets kidnapped by assassins. Lucky for him, TWRP and Danny's new ladyfriend come to save him.
  • Downer Ending: "Everybody Shut Up (I Have An Erection)" ends with Danny being shot by what seems to be the Secret Service after Danny interrupts the President's speech to talk about his boner. The chorus' ending line "Please hold your applause" is repurposed when Danny is only able to say "Please hold your—" before he gets taken down, which implies that it could be seen as "Please hold your fire".
    • Release the Kraken ends with King Danny's forces losing the war against the Army of the Damned.
  • Do Wrong, Right: When Ninja Brian kills Ninja Jim in Best Friends Forever.
    Danny: Really, Ninja Brian? During the chorus? *scoff* I can't stay mad at you.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • The first music video, "I Just Want To (Dance)". It's not as overtly sexual in subject matter as their future songs would be, with Danny even implying he's not interested in romance anymore. Ninja Brian is also unmasked and singing at one point. Just as well, Danny states that prior to becoming Danny Sexbang, he'd been "the toughest fucking ninja that you've ever seen", even saying this to Ninja Brian, who doesn't seem to object. Word of God would later confirm that the song is about Danny, but he decided to give all that up and focus on getting laid.
    • Similarly, this "less horny" Danny spends the entirety of "No Reason Boner" being extremely embarrassed about getting an erection at inappropriate times, while the later song "Everybody Shut Up" is entirely about him demanding that everyone (including the President of the United States) immediately pay attention to his dick.
  • Epic Fail:
    • In the song "Dragon Slayer", Danny Sexbang is chatting up a girl at a party, and trying to get her to go out with him by telling ridiculous tales about himself (like that he slew a dragon). In the end, the girl decides to go home with everyone except Dan.
      Danny: Oh, I see you've chosen the football player... and the scientist... and apparently the weightlifter as well... and the dragon... and Ninja Brian... and the Manticore? He wasn't even in this song!
    • In "The Mystic Crystal," Danny charges the evil necromancer, but realizes too late he doesn't have any weapons. The necromancer immediately breaks Danny's back and paralyzes him.
  • Epic Rocking:
    • "6969" clocks in at eight-and-a-half minutes, unusual for a band whose songs typically don't go much longer than three minutes.
    • "The Mystic Crystal" clocks in at just under twelve minutes, making it the longest song in NSP's entire catalog.
  • Erotic Eating: Implied during one of the verses in "Unicorn Wizard".
    Then we retire to the chamber of passion
    and bathe in a pool of strawberries and cream
    The strawberries rub and exfoliate gently
    The cream travels places you can't even dream
  • Establishing Series Moment: The intro to NSFW and/or "NSP Theme Song" functions as a great mission statement for the band.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite the increasing illegality of Danny and his date's activity during "First Date," Danny decides that murdering ten people is a bit much for a first date, and settles for stopping at five.
  • Evil Costume Switch: The Girl of the Week in "First Date" becomes a Good Girl Gone Bad whose pink coat over dark dress gets replaced with an open black jacket, white shirt, black pants, and black choker as she starts enthusiastically taking part in Danny's and Ninja Brian's murders.
  • Evil Counterpart: According to Danny, NSP has a rival group called Samurai Abstinence Patrol. They appear in "Attitude City": Arin Neverbone and Samurai Barry.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The leader of the Dick Elders in "6969"
    "Shoot the fucking lasers, WAY MORE FUCKING LASERS AT 'EM!"
  • Evil Is Sexy: In-Universe in "First Date", which is kinda the whole point. Danny is sporting a murderous new attitude to impress a girl, and the Good Girl Gone Bad gets an Evil Costume Switch as she starts getting into it. She ultimately hooks up with Ninja Brian.
  • Evil Feels Good: The leader of the Dick Elders says as much in 6969.
    "Why does being evil always feel so damn good!?"
    • Also in "First Date", where Danny, Ninja Brian, and Danny's date commit a number of increasingly serious and violent crimes as Danny sings about how much fun they're having.
      "We're young and alive~! Which I can't say for that guy!"
  • Eye Beams: Ninja Brian apparently has these, and they cause whatever he hits to explode.
    • Danny has these in one part of "The Mystic Crystal"
  • Eye Scream: In "First Date", Danny shoots cocaine in his eyes, jabbing a pair of needles directly into his eyeballs
  • Fat and Skinny: Brian and Danny were this for a while until Brian's weight loss. Now it's more "average build and skinny".
  • Fanservice: The bikini-clad girls often used in videos and album art.
    • Lampshaded in the cartoon segments in The Ultimate Sandwich with a closeup of thong-clad booty labelled "gratuitous ass shot."
  • Fighting Panda: Danny stages Gladiator Games between two battle-pandas in "Mansion Party".
    Danny: You've really got to agitate the pandas to get them to engage in combat. They're very docile by nature. I laced their bamboo.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The "Unicorn Wizard" fights evil with the help of his hellhounds: Tinkles and Gary.
  • Flipping the Bird: Ninja Brian does this almost constantly. Even while meditating at the beginning of "6969," he's flipping a double bird.
  • For Doom the Bell Tolls: In "The Mystic Crystal," Danny and Brian reach the necromancer's lair on Mount Nasty. As they walk in, Danny sings that "we felt no terror as we entered the cave; unless the Bells of Doom tolled, we knew we'd be safe". Cue the Bells of Doom tolling.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In the aforementioned Let's Get This Terrible Party Started video, there is artwork of Danny, Brian, and Egoraptor in futuristic TRON-esque suits, foreshadowing Starbomb.
    • In The Ultimate Sandwich video, before the actual song begins, the background music is the same that was used for the Starbomb song, The Simple Plot of Final Fantasy VII.
    • Danny has mentioned on a few occasions that Ninja Sex Party have a rival gang named Samurai Abstinence Patrol. They appear in Attitude City.
    • In "The Second NSP Album Is Here!", the music playing is actually the music for Starbomb's "Mega Marital Problems".
    • The second chorus of "NSP Theme Song" talks about making the decision of who to have sex with, Danny or Ninja Brian. On the NSFW album, that song begins the album, and the next track is "The Decision", which is a more in-depth account about making said decision.
  • Foil: Works both ways. Brian's stoic personality is a foil to Danny's goofiness and ever-present horniness, and Danny's otherwise normal social standards contrast with Brian's crazy homicidal tendencies.
  • Free-Love Future: "6969" has Ninja Sex Party traveling to the titular year expecting this trope only to discover that human touch has been outlawed. The rest of the song follows their attempt to start a sexual revolution and overthrow the Council of Dick Elders.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The Kraken, as opposed to what King Danny describes throughout his song.
  • Fright-Induced Bunkmate: In "Attitude City", Danny openly admits to running to his parents' bedroom whenever he has "scary dreams".
  • Funny Background Event: Practically one of Ninja Brian's side jobs.
  • Fun with Acronyms
    • The entirety of "FYI I Wanna F Your A".
    • Their first album is called NSFW, which according to Word of God actually stands for Ninja Sex For Women.
  • Gag Penis: Downplayed a small bit in "No Reason Boner", played completely straight in "Everybody Shut Up (I Have An Erection)".
  • Genius Bruiser: Ninja Brian is a theoretical physicist.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Brian does this to Danny in Why I Cry, when the latter starts crying before having sex with a woman, and during and after sex too.
  • Girls Like Musicians: In "Dragon Slayer", Danny attempts to score with a woman by making up lies about how awesome he is. One of his attempts has him pointing out that he's in a band. The woman is still unimpressed.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The "armies of the damned" attacking the realm is this in "Release the Kraken". It may be considered a subversion in that the Kraken despite being a nice guy, is incredibly incompetent. He ends up doing at least as much damage to King Danny's army (who were already at a disadvantage) as it does to the enemy and King Danny's forces lose the war.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Danny hires a mariachi band in Eating Food in the Shower. As things go to shit towards the end of the song, a band member screams 'señor!' and they play a riff from the Mexican Hat Dance.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body:
    • Brian takes this up to eleven in Samurai Abstinence Patrol by stabbing, in the song's own words, "a random guy with a different guy."
    • In the final showdown with the Necromancer at the climax of "The Mystic Crystal", Brian uses Danny's body "like a club to beat our enemy to death." Danny doesn't feel any pain because the necromancer broke his back.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Danny at the end of "The Ultimate Sandwich", as a result of I Ate WHAT?! below.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Sexually Active Today?: Basically every song the band sings involves Danny trying to get laid.
  • Heavy Mithril:
    • Peppermint Creams, about a crusading Knight-Errant motivated by the desire to worship the princess' royal rack. Or booty, he'll decide when he gets home.
    • Dragonslayer, about, well, killing a dragon to impress a chick.
    • Release the Kraken, about a kingdom *trying* to Superweapon Surprise an army of demons, orcs, and the undead with an absolute cinnamon bun of a sea monster.
    • Mystic Crystal, about a war over a magic crystal.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Danny used to be just as psychotically violent as Brian, but changed his ways when he decided he'd rather dance.
  • Hellish Horse:
    • Danny and Brian ride zombie horses with burning manes during their apocalyptic rampage in "Cookies!".
    • The Necromancer's steed in "The Mystic Crystal" is a horse skeleton with a mane of magical green fire.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Danny and Brian.
  • High-Five Left Hanging: In "Orgy For One", Danny and Ninja Brian are both relaxing and talking in bed. While there, Danny tries to have a high-five with Brian, who is watching him intently. Danny smiles gleefully as he raises his hand, only for Brian to have no reaction, and for Danny to immediately and awkwardly turn away. Subverted later, as another shot shows them having an actual high-five.
  • Hiroshima as a Unit of Measure: "I Just Want To Dance" cuts to disasters like the Hindenburg crash with a casualty counter to convey the raw sexual power of Danny's pelvic thrusts.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: "Smooth Talkin'" consists of one Unusual Euphemism after another, under the presumption that they count as seductive wordplay.
    • "Thunder and Lightning," a song named, and containing copious slang terms for Danny's storm-empowered testes.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Ninja Brian seems to have many more amazing skills and powers than Danny has.
    • Psycho Sidekick: He's also murderously insane.
    • Bumbling Sidekick: Inverted; Brian seems much more successful at his chosen skill set (a.k.a. murdering) than Danny is at his (a.k.a. seduction).
  • I Ate WHAT?!: The look of Ninja Brian's eyes says it in "The Ultimate Sandwich!" when Danny mentioned that for practice, he screwed Brian's blueberry muffins, when he's eating one at the moment.
    Danny: Oh... but... not the one you're eating right now, Brian... Alright, I fucked that muffin too!
  • I Banged Your Mom: As "The Ultimate Sandwich" begins, Danny Sexbang has just had sex with your mother. That's right - yours.
  • I Can't Dance: Ninja Brian's awkward as hell shuffling during the dragon dance in Dragon Slayer.
  • I Come in Peace: The Martians made that approach to the laser-toting dinosaurs. They got themselves obliterated instead.
  • Imagine Spot: Subverted. In "Road Trip", Danny asks a guy from Steel Panther if he had a great year of banging, to which he responds with "Oh Yeah". There's a musical cue and he looks up above him, prompting an expectation that we'll see a flashback, but it never happens, and he just stands there staring at the ceiling. Everyone else walks away, and we never see that flashback.
    • Played straight with the rest of the song, as it consists of Danny's flashback to his previous year of boning. Or, at least, what he claims he did over the past year.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Done twice in "Three Minutes of Ecstasy" by Danny, with the second example being much more violent (then again, that's what 3 minutes of one thrust per second does to you) and immediately followed by Danny falling asleep.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In the video for The Decision, Danny throws his dog at a mugger.
    • Also from the same video, Brian murdering Danny with his keyboard.
    • In Party Of Three Brian notably uses a pool noodle as a blowgun to kill Egoraptor, and in the same video uses another to strangle people.
    • In Dragon Slayer, Danny claims to have swung his unicorn like a club to slay the dragon. This supposedly caused the sun to explode.
    • In Samurai Abstinence Patrol, Brian stabs a random guy with another guy.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog:
    • During No Reason Boner. Lampshaded a few lines later when he admits it wasn't his best lie.
      Danny: I have to go...I have a, uh, doctor's appointment at the dentist.
    • Again, during Three Minutes of Ecstasy.
      Danny: I have to go to the... uh... the pudding store, for... uh... for pudding.
    • Played for laughs in "Orgy for One". The excuses the girls give for not showing up to Danny's orgy range from the believable ("I have a headache") to the outrageous ("my dad exploded").
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Danny, all throughout Why I Cry.
  • Informed Attribute: Invoked. Danny is the world's greatest lover...according to himself.
    • King Danny spends the majority of Release the Kraken explaining how the Kraken is a bloodthirsty fiend born only for murder... but the Kraken only seems to care about making friends and offering them sandwiches.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Invoked in "First Date", in which Dan takes his new girlfriend on a destructive crime spree in order to get her in the mood for love. She decides to hook up with Ninja Brian instead.
  • Intercourse with You: Most of the band's songs involve Danny attempting to have sex, to varying degrees of success.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence:
    • "Party of Three" is a serenade Danny writes for his hot date as they go through an astoundingly romantic night, all while Ninja Brian murders everyone in their vicinity.
    "Do you see what I mean?
    Nothing's more romantic than a murder in the second degree!"
    • "First Date" has Danny taking a girl on a destructive crime spree that ends in them committing 5 murders, so he can invoke In Love with Your Carnage.
  • In-Universe Factoid Failure: In Dinosaur Laser Fight, "Dr. Sexbang" informs the class that Albert Einstein invented space, and that dinosaurs fought aliens from Mars who played guitar solos. Even the kids in the class Danny's teaching point out how ridiculous that sounds.
    Student: Dr. Sexbang, did this really happen?!
    Danny: ...Yeah!
  • Jumped at the Call: Parodied. In "Unicorn Wizard", Danny states that he's willing to be the hero that the world needs... except on Sundays, because Game of Thrones is on that day.
    • Also parodied in "Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma", when Danny and Brian are contacted by the President of Space to stop the rampage of the two titular monsters. Danny and Brian EVENTUALLY show up to help after taking some time to make some baked potatoes and stop for ice cream.
  • Kaiju: Rhinoceratops and Superpuma are two giant feuding monsters that cause huge amounts of collateral damage to earth whenever they fight.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Danny in Everybody Shut Up (I Have An Erection).
    For one nation, indivisible under God
    We all stand together and peep my glorious rod
    Hey those guys look fun, oh wait, are they holding guns?
    Please hold your-
  • Killer Rabbit: Swamp-dwelling Death Hamsters maul Danny in the video for "Peppermint Creams".
  • Lame Pun Reaction: In No Reason Boner:
    Zookeeper: Hi! Welcome to the zoo!
    Danny: Great! I love the zoo! Look at all those monkeys!
    Zookeeper: Actually, those technically aren't monkeys, they're macaques!
    Danny: Wow! Macaque's really hairy! *snickers to self*
    *The zookeeper just stares at Danny*
  • Leet Lingo: FYI I Want to F Your A
  • Live Album: The Very, Very, Very, Very Classy Acoustic Album, an [Unplugged Version Unplugged]]-style show recorded in the latter half of 2021 after the band were forced to cancel a 2021 tour due to The Backstreet Boys Reunion Tour. Unusually for a live album, there was no live audience present for the show.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: In The Mystic Crystal, Danny and Brian have to travel past the Cliffs of Erectile Dysfunction. This gives Brian erectile dysfunction (only Brian though). The king later fixes it at the end.
    Danny: I know, it's weird.
  • LOL, 69: As such a joke, they go to the year 6969 figuring it's the sexiest year ever.
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Road Trip and Next to You.
  • Lousy Lovers Are Losers: A recurring theme of the songs and music videos is Danny's inability to get with or have actual sex with a girl (with his escapades being referred to as "almost sex" at one point). "Three Minutes of Ecstasy" in particular is about his refusal to have sex for longer than three minutes, with the girl being confused and unsatisfied in every scene. This being Ninja Sex Party, it's Played for Laughs to show Danny as just being clueless about romance and having massively Skewed Priorities, rather than him being a jerk.
  • Lovecraft Lite: Rhinoceratops vs Superpuma starts out with the two titular monsters threatening the earth in their "massive-ass brawl", but The Power of Rock saves the day... by influencing them to have sex with each other. Lovecraft doesn't get Liter than this.
  • Ludicrous Speed: 6969 contains the following line:
    The speed of light's for pussies
    We're going at the speed of Brian!
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Many, many examples, usually involving Brian killing Danny in some fashion. The best example comes in If We Were Gay, when Danny just says "ow" and "ouch" repeatedly in a Dull Surprise manner as he falls down a cliff.
  • McNinja: Ninja Brian is "Japanese, or possibly Irish," according to this video (since removed). However, Brian himself later confirmed in a reddit AMA that the Ninja Brian persona comes from Japan.
  • Memetic Badass: Invoked with the Manticore, which figuratively invented death and all things that are bad.
    • Also invoked with Ninja Brian in general, since he has killed several people, including The Slender Man.
  • Mermaid Problem: Subverted in "Courtship of the Mermaid." The problem never comes up, because Danny is so terrible at flirting that the Mermaid ignores him completely and hooks up with a handsome Merman.
  • Metaphorgotten: Happens several times in "The Ultimate Sandwich", since the sandwich is symbolic in a rather phallic sense.
  • Mistaken for Superpowered: In "Thunder and Lightning", Danny gets struck by lightning in the groin, wakes up, and assumes he now has "Power spheres from beyond the skies" with Super Strength and Electric powers. He goes directly to the toughest gang in the city to take them down...only to get his ass kicked, after realizing that "being struck by lighting doesn't give you any powers". As he's lying in the street, he prays to the Gods...and they give him actual superpowers.
  • Mood Whiplash: Meta example; going from Ninja Sex Party to Danny's serious indie rock/electronic-flavored music (Skyhill and The Northern Hues) or vice versa will certainly surprise a few people in how the same guy has sang and composed for all of those acts.
    • In "Attitude City", during the showdown with the guys from the town, the scene suddenly changes from a city slum to a sunny meadow, with all characters adopting appropriate costume. When it switches back it's even more jarring.
    • "Cookies!" alternates between aggressively rapped verses with heavy beats and violent subject matter and happy, upbeat choruses.
    • "Cool Patrol" changes from a group of Badasses telling a kid to be awesome to a high-energy dance number.
    • "Danny Don't You Know" features a chorus break that starts by saying Danny is awesome, then goes into how much he cries all the time.
    Crowd: D-A-N-N-Y! He's a super awesome guy!
    D-A-N-N-Y! He is not afraid to cry! (Danny: What?)
    D-A-N-N-Y! He cries almost all the time! (Danny: Um...)
    D-A-N-N-Y! He cries and cries and cries and cries! (Danny: Okay thank you! Very helpful, thank you!)
    • "Wondering Tonight" is a slow ballad about Danny trying to come to terms with a bad breakup that is legitimately sad and moving, except for the part where, during the chorus, he starts wondering about the increasingly obscene sexual acts his ex is committing with other men.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Admit it; as douchey as he is, Danny is pretty attractive, especially in the video for "Three Minutes of Ecstasy" when he's in his underwear and at the end of the video for "Sex Training" when he's in a thong.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: "Orgy for One" turns masturbation into a pyrotechnic spectacle of incredible proportions.
  • My Future Self and Me: "Danny Don't You Know", where young Danny (played in the music video by Finn Wolfhard) is visited by his future self, who gives him a pep talk about how awesome he is and how he has a bright future ahead of him.
  • Negative Continuity: The outcome of several NSP videos are either really good (such as Danny and Ninja Brian saving the world) or really bad (such as Danny getting killed, usually by Ninja Brian). Several videos also have Danny in various phases of a relationship; some show him already having a girlfriend, and some have Danny looking to get laid. Some have Danny being so rich that he owns a mansion, and others have him so dirt poor that he has to live with his parents. In any case, every video acts as if nothing in any of the other videos happened. The only exception to this is "The Decision, Part II", where Danny references the first "Decision" song and many other NSP songs.
  • Nice Guy: The titular Kraken from "Release the Kraken". Unfortunately, he's too nice and ends up being completely useless in destroying the evil army that he was summoned to fight.
    King Danny: did nothing, the war is lost. Thanks, Kraken!
  • Nightmare Fuel: It's Bedtime is an In-Universe example, where Dan and Brian's attempts to lullaby a child to sleep involve gunfights, pirates, vicious animals and more.
    Danny: I see you're still awake for some reason. Was it the guitar solo? Was it the demons? [Kid nods] Yeah. People have told us that before.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In the band name, as well as quite a bit of their music.
    • Unicorn Wizard is basically this trope in song form.
    • Dinosaur Laser Fight.
    • In Dragon Slayer, Danny claims to have fought awesome karate bears.
    • In Release the Kraken, Ninja Brian is dressed as an actual ninja pirate.
  • Non-Indicative Name: In a Reddit AMA, the question was brought up on how NSP included lots of ninjas in their music videos, but no sex parties.
    Danny: Youtube censorship guidelines. Believe me, we'd LOVE to show our sex parties.
    • In an interview with Brian, he said, "I'm the ninja, Danny's the sex, together we're the party."
  • Not Listening to Me, Are You?: After Danny fails to form a coherent response to his date in "I Don't Know What We're Talking About", she naturally gets upset and ditches him. Danny is so lost in thought he doesn't even notice until the song is over.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In the video for The Mystic Crystal, Danny and Brian pass under the Cliffs of Erectile Dysfunction, and now Brian has erectile dysfunction (only Brian, though). Danny then shoots laser beams at the cliffs and destroys them. The words "This totally happened" then appear on the screen.
  • Not So Above It All: For all of Ninja Brian's characterization as The Comically Serious half of the duo, he's still seen engaging in many of the sexual weirdness that Dan gets involved with.
    • In Attitude City, Danny asks Ninja Brian to play him a 'sick flute solo'. Brian shakes his head, but is later seen merrily playing the flute anyway.
  • Orcus on His Throne: The kraken from "Release the Kraken" is an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, despite being hyped up as a vicious monster. At the end of the song, the kraken has done nothing, and the war is lost.
  • Our Manticores Are Spinier: The namesake of "Manticore" is described as a powerful and vile creature capable of despicable acts such as "inventing death", "killing your sister just for fun", and "making out with your dad". It has been referenced in several other songs and music videos from the group. The funniest might be that despite being described as a 10 feet-tall creature from ancient Greece with eyes of flame and teeth of steel; it is played by an half-naked man with a mask. It also gets chosen by the attractive young lady in "Dragon Slayer," despite not being in the song.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience/Surprisingly Gentle Song: On Christmas 2016, they uploaded a straight-up cover of "Wish You Were Here", with a video of them just playing the song in a recording studio.
  • Overly-Long Gag: The list of things that Brian likes to suck in "If We Were Gay".
    "Dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick dick balls..."
  • Pep-Talk Song:
    • "Cool Patrol" sees Danny and the titular Patrol giving a pep talk to a kid who's being picked on by bullies, telling the kid that "you're basically a superhero now." It gives the kid a boost of confidence, but the bullies still beat him up.
    • "Danny Don't You Know" sees Danny giving one to his younger nerdy self, telling him that things will get better, and that he will one day be Proud to Be a Geek.
  • Psychic Powers: On three occasions, Ninja Brian has shown to have the ability to cause people, buildings, and even the sun to explode with his mind.
    Danny: Alright this party sucks, Ninja Brian, explode this building with your mind.
    • At the end of Unicorn Wizard, He explodes Danny's dogs if the watcher doesn't click the annotations fast enough.
  • Raging Stiffie: Danny tends to get these a lot. Particularly featured in the aptly named No Reason Boner as well as Everybody Shut Up (I Have An Erection).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The whole premise of "Attitude City" is that Danny and his crew are supposed to be an awesome sunglasses-wearing, leather-clad badasses, but it is undermined that their daily lives make them look pretty lame (having a party at the zoo, watering daisies, sleeping with his parents after he has a nightmare, etc).
  • Really Gets Around: Parodied and exaggerated to no end with Danny.
  • Rearrange the Song: The entirety of Level Up. The album features a selection of tracks from NSP's first three albums, with newly recorded vocals by Danny and new back-up instrumentation from TWRP, helping to put these classic tracks at the same level of production as their more recent output.
  • Recurring Extra: Dan Hodapp, known as the character Roger Rogerson, appeared in a lot of their early works. Since joining Game Grumps, Danny's co-stars Arin, Ross, Barry, Suzy, Kevin, Matt, and Ryan, along with other Youtube personalities such as Commander Holly and Markiplier, have been showing up more regularly in their more recent videos.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: In 6969, Danny and Ninja Brian revolt against the oppressive Dick Elders.
  • The Rival: The Samurai Abstinence Patrol, formed by Arin Neverbone and Samurai Barry, are one to NSP. It's made weirder in that SAP come from 500 years in the past through a hole in space-time caused by Danny's rampant boning.
  • Rousing Lullaby: It's Bedtime! provides the opening and closing page quotes. It's a heavy metal song about being "rocked to sleep" by The Legions of Hell while Dan, Brian, the rest of the neighborhood, and a pirate crew do various noisy things.
  • Rule of Three: In the video for "6969", Danny slips on spilled space lube three times
  • Running Gag:
    • Barry has been subject to a Neck Snap in the first three videos for Attitude City.
    • Each video from Attitude City so far has also included at least one appearance by Barry in a unicorn costume (the "Barricorn"). By "Why I Cry", he's starting to look kind of tired of it.
    • Ninja Brian can shave Danny's beard just by slapping him.
    • Danny repeatedly slipping on puddles of Space Lube in 6969.
    • They really love talking about buttsex. So much so, in fact, that searching "" redirects to their Youtube channel.
  • Sadistic Choice: Parodied in "Peppermint Creams", where Danny says he'd rather die than have to choose between boobs and butt.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Danny spends the entirety of Attitude City trying to impress the unnamed pretty blonde woman. She wants none of it and just leaves.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Danny uses this a lot in Ninja Sex Party songs since he's the only one singing, heavily featured in "Why I Cry" and his cover of the theme from The Last Unicorn.
  • Serial Escalation:
    • In "First Date," Danny decides to bring his date out to do relatively minor crimes, escalating all the way up to killing ten people, before deciding to "pump the brakes" because it's their first date and settle for only killing five.
    • Road Trip starts off as just a trip around America to have sex with as many girls as possible. It eventually escalates into a world tour before Danny decides the only way to top that is to go into space and bang hot alien chicks.
  • Sex in a Shared Room: They do provide the page quote. More specifically:
    • In "Next To You", Danny sings about how he's going to be masturbating next to the girl all the time regardless of situation. Then it gets worse, as at the end of the song he spontaneously ends up having a threesome while the girl (and Ninja Brian) are there, right before suggesting the two of them get pizza. This being Ninja Sex Party, the entire scenario is Played for Laughs to make Danny look like a perverted asshole.
    • "Party of Three" is a song about Ninja Brian third-wheeling with Danny and his date, which of course culminates in Brian being "three inches" from the girl's face while she and Danny have sex.
    • In general, Ninja Brian's status as being a silent, ever-angry observer of events means that he's almost always there to watch whenever Danny has or attempts to have sex in one of the music videos, whether in support or just to lurk. It's not usually called attention to either, which makes it all the more absurd.
  • Sex Is Cool: The operating principle of the band. Or at least Danny Sexbang.
  • Sex Tourism: The titular journey in Road Trip.
  • Shaped Like Itself: In the song "I Own a Car", Dan mentions that "the cup holder holds anything, as long as it's a cup" as one of the car's many selling points.
  • Shock and Awe: "Thunder and Lightning" has Danny get struck by lightning, which gives him the power to shoot thunderbolts out of his balls. Except he didn't, because getting struck by lightning doesn't give you superpowers...and then he gets electric powers for real courtesy of Odin.
  • Shoddy Shindig:
    • The entire basis of Let's Get This Terrible Party Started, where Danny hyped up an epic party only to be let down when it just consisted of a few guys playing Dungeons & Dragons. Danny did assume it's a slow start, and did try to make the most of what little he's actually got, but then he tried lightening the mood with a dance break which nobody obliged to. He then concluded that the party sucks and had Ninja Brian destroy the building with his mind.
    • "Danny Don't You Know" has child Danny sending out party invites...which is accepted by "all his friend", played by Arin Hanson. The video has them both looking unhappy as a picture is taken and the party banner falls over.
  • Shout-Out: The video for "The Ultimate Sandwich" has a Training Montage in homage to Rocky that even ends with Danny running up the iconic "Rocky steps".
    • The song "6969" contains the lyric "I know it's most unusual to come before you so", lifted straight from "2112" by Rush, which the song is a parody of.
    • In the music video for "6969", the spaceship passes by a floating fast food restaurant called SpaceBurger, a reference to Monolith Burger from the Space Quest series, specifically the one seen in the third game.
  • Skewed Priorities: A Running Gag in "Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma", as Danny either stops for ice cream while en route to save the world or express annoyance at minor inconveniences like having to re-sod his lawn after the Kaiju step on it.
  • Sleeps with Everyone but You: The girl Danny's trying to seduce in Dragon Slayer ends up going home with the football player. And the scientist. And the weightlifter. And the dragon. And Ninja Brian. And the manticore, who wasn't even in the song until the last line.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Both Danny and Brian are way smarter than they make themselves out to seem. Extremely with Brian who's a frigging theoretical physicist.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: The video for "The Ultimate Sandwich" begins with Danny just having finished having intercourse with a girl, having a cigarette between his lips.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Ninja Brian, particularly in "6969" where he ultimately saves the world by brutally murdering the council of Dick Elders.
  • Song Style Shift: In "Attitude City," after preparing to "throw the fuck down" with some tough guys, the song changes from 80's hard rock to a ballad sung by a wandering minstrel. A few verses later, it suddenly changes back to 80's rock.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Part of the hilarity of "Mystic Crystal" is the mixing of sophisticated fantasy words and lyrics before then adding in something silly or crude.
    "Long ago and far away
    In labyrinths of coral caves
    A mystic crystal was forged in glass
    From magic or some shit like that"
  • Space Is Noisy: Averted and discussed in "Dinosaur Laser Fight":
    "But it was quiet because in space there is no sound."
  • Spark of the Rebellion: in 6969, after learning of the Dick Elders' oppressive rule over the world, Danny says "fuck that bullshit!" and goes to find a girl to have sex with. It ends up starting a billion-person orgy across the world that destroys the reign of the Dick Elders.
  • Special Effects Failure / Stylistic Suck: Invoked as part of the band's visual style in their music videos. It's done intentionally cheap, with D-grade costumes and props, and blatant, obvious use of green screen. They even use MS Paint drawings on occasion for diagrams.
    • The fake life-size stuntman dolls that have been used on multiple occasions in the videos (mostly for Danny). The camera lingering on them makes it clear that they're just dolls, though.
    • The Level Up version of "I Just Want to (Dance)" features very amateurish and clumsy instrumentation during the chorus, presumably to audibly represent the lameness of Danny's dancing, a facet of the original video that didn't come across well in the music.
      Danny: (spoken) That's TWRP, everybody! They've been practicing this song for MONTHS!
  • Speed Sex: Parodied in "Three Minutes of Ecstasy". Danny doesn't see it as a problem, and in fact makes it out like anything more would be too much of a good thing note .
  • Stalker with a Crush: Parodied in Next to You, which consists of Danny stalking a girl while masturbating.
  • Standard Fantasy Setting: The music video for Peppermint Creams depicts the adventures of knight-errant Sir Daniel Sexbang, on his way home from a crusade against The Legions of Hell; battling through a haunted cemetery, a carnivorous gerbil-infested swamp, an abandoned city, and the Realms of Heaven so he can get home and admire the princess' rack.
  • Straight Man: Works both ways. See Foil above.
  • Suddenly Shouting: The chorus of Peppermint Creams is shouted at the top of Danny's voice, out of place in the ballad.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • In "Cool Patrol," Danny and the Cool Patrol advise a high school kid getting beat up by bullies on how to deal with them: inspirational dance and a Dare to Be Badass message. When the kid actually tries it on the bullies, they still beat him up.
    • At the end of "Road Trip", Danny decides to step out of his spaceship without a spacesuit. The song abruptly cuts off as he immediately asphyxiates.
    • In the final verse of "Everybody Shut Up", Danny interrupts a speech by the President of the United States in order to boast about his erection. This results in Danny getting shot by the President's bodyguards.
    • During the last verse of "Thunder and Lightning", Danny notes "turns out being struck by lightning doesn't give you any powers", as when he goes to fight crime, the criminals just beat the crap out of him.
    • In "6969", the giant orgy Danny starts fails to overthrow the oppressive world government. Change only happens when Ninja Brian kills the Council of Dick Elders.
    • In "The Mystic Crystal", Danny tries to defeat the evil necromancer with The Power of Love by hugging him. The necromancer immediately breaks Danny's legs and throws him across the room. In the next line, Danny lampshades that he probably should have brought some weapons.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Ninja Jim in Best Friends Forever, who Danny presents to Brian as a potential best friend. Brian kills him.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • In part 1 of the Sacred Chalice, Danny backpedals after saying he hired a hooker to join the party, saying it was another robot and definitely not a hooker.
    • The dragon in Dragon Slayer is definitely a dragon and not some guy Dan met at the bus station in a dragon suit. (And if it was, that guy certainly wouldn't be Egoraptor, either.)
  • Sweet Baker: Parodied and invoked in "Why I Cry". When Danny is trying to convince a girl he's the most "sensitive man on God's green Earth", one of his actions is to gift her some Creme Brulee he'd just baked... despite that in the video, it's Ninja Brian who actually made it.
  • The Swear Jar: At the end of their music video for Three Minutes of Ecstasy, Ninja Brian has to put several quarters in a "murder jar" after killing a yacht full of people. They also appear to have a regular swear jar, a "stab jar", a "watching dogs bone jar", and a Jar Jar.
  • Take That!:
    • When listing the things that Brian likes to suck (dicks) in "If We Were Gay", one of the images that flashes by is Mel Gibson. As stated on Game Grumps, Danny himself has a strong personal hatred of Mr. Gibson.
    • Another slam on Mel Gibson is done in Best Friends Forever, where the people at Danny's birthday party play "Pin the Tail on the Douchebag", which is Gibson's face pasted on a picture of a donkey.
    • Justin Bieber gets crushed by Superpuma in Rhinoceratops versus Superpuma.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Danny describes Ninja Brian's style of musical writing as mathematical and based in music theory, whereas he does all his writing by ear.
  • There Is No Kill like Overkill: The end of the If We Were Gay video, which has Brian blowing a poison dart at Danny's neck, causing him to have a lengthy fall down a cliff. When Danny reaches the ground, Brian runs up and hits him again.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Brian kills Danny a lot in their film clips, but Danny always comes back.
  • Third Wheel: Brian comes off as a very creepy version of this at times, such as when he's casually sitting next to the bed with Danny and 'your mom' at the start of The Ultimate Sandwich, or when he's hanging out in Danny's bedroom while he's trying to seduce Kristen in The Sacred Chalice.
    • Party of Three is essentially this trope, though Danny seems pretty cool with it. His date, however...
  • Time-Shifted Actor: In the video for "Danny Don't You Know", the young, middle-school-aged Danny is played by Finn Wolfhard.
  • Title by Year: In "6969", the band travels to the year 6969, hoping for some sex-related escapades.
  • Title Track: Attitude City is the name of both an NSP album and its signature song. The song itself is all about how Danny is "the baddest fuckin' dude on the block". Except he's not.
  • Title-Only Chorus: Most of the choruses of Cookies! and No Reason Boner is the song title being repeated.
  • Too Much Information/Saying Too Much: At the end of "The Decision", after spending the whole song convincing the listener that he is the better lover, Danny announces to the world that Brian has an STD. Immediately after he says it, the song abruptly stops and he gently apologizes to Brian.
  • Training Montage: The "Ultimate Sandwich" video has one in homage to Rocky.
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: There's a very brief one in "First Date," after Danny says "let's kill ten guys tonight!" He decides that it's too much for a first date and backs down to five, with the song changing back to its original key.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Danny in Why I Cry, particularly at the end.
    Danny: Sorry, was that too sensitive for you? Don't worry about me, I'll be fine. I'll just be over here thinking about a duckling riding on the back of a puppy. Also the duckling is wearing a... tiny cowboy hat... slightly tilted... [runs away crying]
  • Unicorn: Unicorns and related imagery come up a few times. The above "Barricon", for example. Danny himself is seen in unicorn pajamas in the music video for "Everybody Wants To Rule The World". There's also the song "Unicorn Wizard". Danny's stallion is depicted as a unicorn in the music video for "Mansion Party".
  • Unplugged Version: The Level Up version of "Dinosaur Laser Fight", which began as a live show staple.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Most of FYI I Wanna F Your A, as the translations of Danny's sexual acronyms become more unusual as the song goes on.
    • "The Ultimate Sandwich" is loaded with these, topped off with instances of Metaphorgotten.
    • The choruses of "Peppermint Creams" explain that the titular creams refer to the princess' boobs/ass.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Danny and Ninja Brian. Though it's less verbally vitriolic and more Danny makes fun of Brian and then Brian kills him.
  • The Voiceless: Ninja Brian never speaks, except for the one very brief moment where he did a tiny duet with Danny in NSP's debut video "I Just Want To (Dance)".
    • Beware the Quiet Ones: NEVER mess with Ninja Brian. In fact, even Danny has, on multiple occasions, has been on the receiving end of his wrath.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Danny accidentally(?) exposes himself early on in the video for “Why I Cry”, leading to one of the few times that they’ve had to get out a Censor Box. Sorry, everyone.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: And got immediately offed by Ninja Brian in Party of Three. He was played by Arin Hanson.
    "Yo! I'm the DJ! Who wants to dance— AAUGH!!!"
  • Winged Unicorn: The music video for the Level Up version of "Dragon Slayer" features a unicorn that gains wings halfway through
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Though Ninja Brian has been shown murdering many different people, they've all been male. This is especially apparent in Party of Three, where Brian commits a mass murder at a coed pool party, but only male bodies can be seen lifelessly floating in the water.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Danny says as much to his younger self in "Danny Don't You Know," saying that "we're all cool as fuck on the inside."
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: The Manticore, who will steal your soul, then have a threesome with it and your girlfriend.


"Thunder & Lightning"

Danny is struck by lightning and it gives him superpowers!

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