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  • Big Name Fan:
    • Some time after revealing (via Twitter) that he is a fan of the game commentary group BrainScratch Commentaries, Chugga has since met up with the quartet of un-professional commentators to do matches of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and co-commentating Super Mario Galaxy.
    • He and Jaiden Animations are an unusually bilateral example of this trope: the two are not only subscribed to each other on YouTube, but also follow and occasionally interact with each other on Twitter.
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    • He's considered to a BNF for the games he plays, particularly the MOTHER series, Ōkami series, and Xenoblade.
  • Colbert Bump: A number of games have experienced a surge in popularity after Chugga LPed them.
    • Ōkami in particular got a lot more sales after he started playing it. Coincidentally, Ōkamiden was released near the end of his series, and likely gained popularity thanks to the first game's new fanbase.
    • Plus, several other LPers like BrainScratch Commentaries and Masae Anela have gotten more popular when Chugga collabed with them.
    • There are many games that Emile says outright he's playing because he personally loves them and wants more fans to either know about the game, or convince his fans to give the game a second chance to impress them.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer:
    • In Episode 79 of Pokémon Platinum, he claims Regigigas was foreshadowed in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire due to the Sealed Chamber saying, "We feared it", and not "them" for the Regi trio. However, this pronoun was only added in the English translation - no pronouns (singular or plural) were used in the original Japanese, making it seem less likely the message was referencing anything but the Regi trio.
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    • In an episode of his Super Luigi Galaxy Let's Play, he claimed that Tox Boxes were officially called "Toy Boxes". He acknowledged this error when they re-appear in Super Mario 64 DS.
    • A very minor example, but in Splatoon, he fails to pick up that Spyke is British, instead giving him an Australian accent.
    • In his playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, he calls Wallmasters Floormasters and vice versa. This is probably due to The Wind Waker having only Floormasters and that they act similarly to Wallmasters in that game.
    • In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he claims that if the player loses to Shrowser, they have to go all the way back to fighting Princess Shroob. However, one can clearly see a save album in the room before the fight with Shrowser begins, meaning that as long as a player saves before the boss fight, the only consequence to losing will be rewatching the cutscene that leads to the fight against Shrowser. Granted, Emile did own up to this and acknowledged his mistake the following video.
  • Creator Backlash:
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    • Zig-zagged; he regrets creating the "Steve" meme and wants to move on from it, but on some occasions he still indulges the fans with shout outs to him:
      • In The Runaway Guys's New Super Mario Bros. Wii LP, the gang decided to name everything that killed the characters. One of the members suggested Steve and Emile immediately rejected it.
        Emile: NO, no, nothing is named Steve!
      • He's made a bonus video of Pikmin's challenge mode and gone all the way to 60% of completing the main game in Pikmin 2 at the time of writing without going much further than calling leaves stupid, though if you listen closely, you can hear him stopping himself.
      • In another episode of Pikmin 2, he actively tries to put the Steve business to rest by saying the odds of any Pikmin being the same from the first game are near impossible.
      • The Stinger of one Pikmin 2 episode features one of Pikmin 2's intro scenes, with tons of red leaf Pikmin piling onto the Nintendo logo. Chugga proceeds to say:
        MY NIGHTMARE!
      • In Episode 6 of Majora's Mask, he finally caves in...BIG TIME!
        OKAY FINE! STEVE! THERE YOU GO! HAPPY?! I SAID IT! IT STOPPED BEING FUNNY AFTER THE PIKMIN 1 LP!
    • Despite all of the above he has referenced him in a more positive light in other videos:
      • He finally makes an offhand reference to Steve in Episode 40:
        Emile: Ironically he was not a red leaf though so he was not an idiot like, you know, typically though, but then again, red leafs can be heroes when they really try in very specific situations... as many as you happily recall...
      • And then continues it again, in a later episode, twice. Once was when a Bulbmin continued attacking the Man-At-Legs despite the whistle (and staying alive), Chugga commented he should turn the Bulbmin into a red Pikmin. The other time was when he said that day was the birthday of a hero of some kind. The day he updated (or at least the day he recorded) was the same day his first episode of Pikmin 1 came out, and when Steve was first plucked.
      • And in the finale of Pikmin 2, Chugga lets a red leaf carry back Louie after the final battle. He even says "Go ahead and say hi!"
      • In The Runaway Guys Subspace Emissary videos, ProtonJon takes great pleasure in bringing up Steve when Olimar is introduced, even forcing Chugga to play as him. Chugga is NOT happy about this. To make it even more ridiculous, the gag begins with a cutscene where Captain Falcon accidentally kills all of Olimar's Pikmin except...
        Emile: HE KILLED EVERYONE BUT THE JOKE!
        Jon: He saved Steve, just for you!
        Tim: Awwww!
      • In part 16 of Pokémon Emerald he battled a Pokémaniac named Steve. The battle ended with this:
        Chugga: OH MY GOD! HE'S OUT TO GET ME!!! He wants to get revenge on me for hoping he would die! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! He's forever registered in my cell phone!!
      • Chugga then stated he would sleep with one eye open since Steve seemed to be less than pleased about being a meme...
      • He got a call from Steve in episode 42 while Steve was in a battle with two Lotad. He said he would try to catch the winner. Chugga responded with: "Oh no... HE'S OUT FOR BLOOD!"
      • And finally, in the last Bonus Episode of Pokémon Emerald, Chugga re-battles Steve and beats him easily, with Steve now saying he's a fan. It seems that Chugga and Steve have finally made amends.
    • In his fifth anniversary video, Chugga reveals that he personally thinks his early Lets Plays suck, mainly because he was so afraid to be himself back then. The fact that he was limited to only ten minute videos at the time forced Emile to rush through games rather than show off what they had to offer.
    • In the current playlist description for his Mother LP, he says it's his least favorite of his work.
    • During one episode of his Majora's Mask LP, Chugga admits that he really doesn't like his Super Mario Sunshine series all that much. See Creator Breakdown below for more details.
    • While participating in an interview with Zelda Universe, Emile admitted that while he did enjoy playing through it, he wasn't all that happy with how his Link's Awakening LP went, citing that the game "wasn't a good fit" for him in the end.
  • Creator Breakdown:
    • He apparently went through one during the Super Mario Sunshine LP for health reasons. He didn't let any of it show, and only mentioned this well after the Let's Play was over with, during the The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask play-through.
    • He underwent another one in late February of 2016, due to the passing of his cat, Teddy. The title of his first video since his week-long grieving period was titled "With us in Spiritomb," while the ones following "Quantum of Solaceon" were titled "Where the Lost Ones Go" and "Rainy Mood." For reference, his other video titles (including the aforementioned "Quantum of Solaceon") are lighthearted in tone, with the occasional Shout-Out. Since those videos were prerecorded, it's mainly the titles that gave an indicator of his emotional state. Luckily, following his return to his channel on February 29, he seems to have gotten better.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode:
    • Chugga has said in his opinion his Ōkami Let's Play was one of if not his favorite, since not only did it let him show off a game with an in-depth story, but also allowed him to showcase one of his favorite games of all time that he knows full well many people had never heard of before. He also laments the fact this is very much his own opinion, and many of his viewers (in particular his younger ones) weren't fans of the Ōkami franchise.
    • The above also holds true for his Xenoblade LP, as he is a huge fan of the series, and was thrilled to play such a long and in-depth game for his fans who likely overlooked or outright missed the game when it was first released. Again fan reaction has been mixed, in much part due to just how long the LP ended up being.
  • Development Hell:
    • His video showing the library and backstory to Super Luigi Galaxy. It was supposed to be posted within a few days of the end of the regular LP — instead, due to illness and starting a new LP, he didn't even start working on it until nearly 2 months later.
    • His video showing off the Nintendo Gallery in The Wind Waker. He has completed TWENTY-ONE LPs since TWW, with still no sign of the video.
    • He originally planned to show off some items in his Mother LP, but he forgot to do so. He eventually released them as Part 37 of his LP... which came out on his 3-year anniversary, 2 years and 8 months after he finished the Mother LP (which was his second LP).
    • The Super Paper Mario LP. He meant to do it since the beginning; along with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Paper Mario, and it took him four freaking years for him to finally release it. Granted, he did two Paper Mario games close to each other, so he didn't want to overdo it.
    • Bonus videos for his LPs in general tend to go through this. He even lampshades it in more recent projects.
  • Flip-Flop of God: During his Super Mario Sunshine LP, he stated that he did not intend to LP Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Galaxy, due to those games being, in Emile's opinion, over-LPed (and in the case of 64, overrated as well). Technically, he kept his word; he has since LPed Super Luigi Galaxy and Super Mario 64 DS.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Hours before his announcement of his Let's Play of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, GreatMomemtsInLPing, a channel dedicated to moments from various Let's Players, released a video of a moment from Chugga's Majora's Mask playthrough in which he was playing Skyward Sword before going into the episode proper. The description ponders whether it would be a future project.
    • Many People had speculated that his next LP would be another EarthBound LP due to his constant hints at wanting to redo it for years.
  • In Memoriam:
    • Though not dead, he has one for the Tentacool he catches in an episode of Emerald when he decides to leave her in his character's PC for the whole game and not on his team. However, in Episode 41 when he starts using it as a slave for Dive. Later, he returns to Slateport City and visits the Name Rater offscreen. Enter ACOOLSLAVE!
      ACOOLTENT
      Episode 7 - Episode 7
    • On a more serious note, Chugga dedicated Chapter 6 of his MOTHER 3 LP towards Hinawa (Lucas's mother who died early in the game), dead relatives/friends of his viewers, and his uncle.
    • In Super Paper Mario, in Chapter 8 after the presumed deaths of Bowser, Peach, and Luigi, he puts a picture of the respective hero over his video ending sequence, giving off definite vibes of this.
  • Jossed: In his Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga LP, he jokingly suggests that the disparity between the Luigi's characterization in that game and Paper Mario 64, was because of the events of Luigi's Mansion. Not 24 hours later Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is announced, revealing that Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi take place in separate universes.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Even though his Super Mario Sunshine playthrough is by far the most popular of his LPs, in his Majora's Mask LP, he mentions that he doesn't consider it one of his best works, since he was going through Creator Breakdown at the time and faked most of his enthusiasm.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: "Nintendo of Europe supports the No Coin Left Behind movement!"
    SlimKirby: No coin left behind? Yet they forgot the star coin.... X_X
  • Milestone Celebration: For his channel's tenth anniversary, Chugga made a two-hour long video titled "Creating a Let's Play: What You've Taught Me", where he goes over his process for making let's plays. He would also do a redux of his first Let's Play, EarthBound, for that same anniversary.
  • Missing Episode:
    • His first videos of Pokémon Platinum, which consisted of the important fights (Rival battles, fighting Team Galactic, Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Frontier Brains) and capturing the legendary Pokémon. He eventually started a proper, higher quality playthrough of Platinum in 2015. However, on June 15, 2016, he brought back his old Platinum vids due to fan demand, and the playlist can be seen on his channel.
    • One of his Pikmin 3 Mission Mode episodes was removed as of May 2019, as the episode in question had ProJared as his guest. This was because said guest star was in deep trouble for...controversial reasons involving Jared cheating on his wife.
  • Old Shame: He stated in this panel that, in hindsight, he doesn't look back on Trifecta the Dodrio from his Pokemon XD series fondly.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • In July 2013, his LP of Super Mario 64 DS took an unexpected ten-day hiatus after an illness ruined his voice AND a lightning strike knocked out his Internet connection.
    • His Xenoblade Chronicles LP suffered through this massively. It took over a year to finish due to multiple issues, the biggest factor being an infection which caused him to stop updating for over three months.
    • He was not able to update his Pokémon Platinum LP regularly partway through it due to his cat Teddy dying and traveling to make sure Teddy can see all his family members one last time. In fact, he's had multiple delays in the project due to some of his videos taking a long time to edit.
    • In general, this happens frequently during his playthroughs, whether it's due to an illness, travel, or just being unable to finish editing the planned video on time.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers:
    • A vague legal issue he was not permitted to disclose prevented the Superstar Saga LP from being released on time, forcing it to take over a month past its scheduled release.
    • Episode 39 of his Chrono Trigger LP ended up being delayed due to a legal squabble with Wiz Khalifa of all people, who sampled the in-game track "Schala's Theme" for his song "Never Been" and consequently got Emile's video auto-claimed. The delay was spent arguing against the claim, as Khalifa obviously had no legal ownership of the Chrono Trigger song, meaning that it didn't make sense for him to gain revenue from the video. Emile's video was eventually put up on August 1, 2019, with Schala's theme removed.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Many of his earlier series contain frequent references to (and jokes about) Youtube features that no longer exist, such as Video Responses and the five-star rating system, which may confuse newcomers to the channel.
  • The Wiki Rule: Right here (yes, seriously).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In an interview with LPCatchphrases, he mentions that some of his early plans for Let's Plays that never materialized included Yoshi's Island (he tried a few videos and wasn't happy with the result) and Eternal Sonata, which would have been the first LP of a game not available on a Nintendo console.
    • He also planned to do Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin earlier than he did, but was put off by the (then) YouTube time limit.
    • Kirby's Epic Yarn was originally supposed to be a collaborative LP on The Runaway Guys, but was rejected due to the 2-player mode not working very well, especially due to the fact that they could not screw each other over in gameplay. So Chugga decided to do it alone.
      • He still showed off two-player mode with ProtonJon at the end though.
    • In his Pokémon Let's Plays, he's mentioned a few Pokémon he's considered for his teams, such as Omanyte for FireRed, Lileep for Emerald, and Houndour and Froslass for Platinum. The most prominent example would be Duskull. He had considered using it for not only Emerald, but also for XD and Platinum. The reason he didn't go with it is because he tried using it on his team in off-camera playthroughs, but he felt it wasn't too usable for the main story; however in Episode 53 of Platinum, he finally decided to use Dusclops to make up for being left out. In Bonus Episode 2, he mentioned that he wanted to use Toxicroak instead of Gallade, but due to having Zubat planned for his team, he ultimately went with Gallade for type diversity.
    • He also mentions he considered using Cofagrigus on his team in White. In his 10th Anniversary video, Emile showed off the runner-ups for his White team that he rejected for various reasons. These included Chandelure (dropped for being too over-powered), Accelgor (dropped for filling the same niche as Roc), and Sawk (dropped for having a shallow move pool).
    • In the Momocon 2018 panel, Chugga mentions that he had an LP of an undisclosed Fire Emblem game in the works at one point, but ended up dropping it because he couldn't find a video style that worked for it.
    • During one of MasaeAnela's streams, Chugga revealed he had plans to use MiiVerse drawings at the end of each episode of his EarthBound LP depicting an event that occurred in the episode. It never came to fruition, as MiiVerse had shut down before the LP began.
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