Follow TV Tropes


Web Animation / Doctor Lalve

Go To

Doctor Lalve is a Garry's Mod video creator. He joined YouTube in 2010, but his channel exploded in popularity around the time he uploaded "The Engineer Guide," and his videos (post-"The Engineer Guide") regularly earn views in the hundreds of thousands.

Tropes that appear in this channel include:

  • Absurdly Bright Light: Half Life 3 in Fabulous Life.
  • The Alcoholic: The Demoman, obviously. It's taken so far up that he is usually acting drunk and unable to form coherent sentences, either speaking gibberish or belching, with only a very few discernible words inbetween.
  • Ax-Crazy: Engineer, typically.
    • The Heavy also tends to get this, especially notable in "Heavy Problems" and "Heavy Disaster."
    • The Wheezing Soldier is another example of this trope, but his reason is being the embodiment of those forced to wait for what we desire in our video games.
  • Banana Peel: Played with and very much exaggerated. Instead of banana peels, entire bananas occasionally show up, and whenever a character so much as touches them, they are sent violently flying in random directions, and most likely explode at the end.
  • Bar Brawl: Ultimately subverted in "Heavy Disaster" between the four (well, three, since one of them got crushed by rubble he made.) Snipers and most of the bar attendees, where it's a Curb-Stomp Battle in the former's favor that happens offscreen.
    Super Pro Sniper: Skill always beats luck.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Super Pro Sniper is usually a coward extraordinaire obsessed with "unicorn power" (Heavy Problems and Spooktacular are some good examples of this). Not so much in Heavy Disaster, where he's one of the main villains and a Not-So-Harmless Villain at that. He first helps the Heavy's scheme with capturing the narrator. Then he manages to sneak upon the Engineer and nearly strangle him to death, managing to toy with him afterwards, before pulling out his Sniper Rifle. If it weren't for a Big Damn Heroes moment, Engie's quest could've ended before it begun. He wasn't done there, as he lead a team of Snipers into the bar and quickly take out all the attendees other than Magic Spy, despite immediately being a man down and pissing himself, as per his gag.
  • Big Bad:
    • The Heavy in Heavy Problems and Heavy Disaster.
    • The Pennywise Expy Sniper in Spooktacular.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Pops up occasionally.
  • Big Electric Switch: Dr. Mc Madic flips one in the climax of Fabulous Spook. It makes Merasmus' body disappear, alongside all his minions who were holding the heroes at gunpoint. Oops.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Occasionally pops up, usually using a voice clip from JonTron.
  • Black Comedy Rape: A few times, usually courtesy of a Spy. One example is the instance in Super Pro Sniper where the Sniper gets pinned to a wall, and a Spy grows a knife out of his crotch and proceeds to violate him offscreen.
  • *Bleep*-dammit!: FUCK! *Censor*
  • Bring My Brown Pants: The Super Pro Sniper Dude often deficates a jar of Jarate whenever he's scared.
  • Bullet Catch: The Heavy pulls this off against the Spy in "Heavy Problems." He fires it back, but that gets caught as well by the Super Fabulous Combine Squad X.
  • Advertisement:
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Heavy in "Heavy Disaster". At one point, he even goes so far as to imitate Aku!
    Heavy: EXTRA THICK!
  • Catch Phrase: The dancing Engineers have "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" as one, as it's what they yell while dancing and exploding.
  • Cat Fight: Spy prompts one in Fabulous Spook by calling up Miss Pauling to fight The Other Mother. They even make cat noises!
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Any character in the videos likely has some shades of this, but the Soldier in the "Wait Your Match" series stands above them all with shades of Ax-Crazy.
    • Doctor Lalve himself could be seen as this, because only a madman would make videos like this.
  • The Comically Serious: The Super Pro Sniper, given his whole expert getup as well as his relatively slick visage while he wears the Lilly version of the Cockfighter.
  • Continuity Cameo: ‘’Fabulous Life 2’’ shows up on Soldier’s PC for a second in ‘’Wait No More’’.
  • Continuity Nod: Apparently, all of the videos share a continuity. Heavy Disaster unites them all.
  • Country Matters: Overlaps with Freeze-Frame Bonus in The Scout Guide.
    • i hate the scunt so much.
  • Dance Battler: Hilariously enough, the Engineers, weaponizing the explosions in their square dances.
  • Deranged Animation: Even by Gmod standards.
  • Death as Comedy: But, don't worry. Death is a meme now, too.
  • Death Notification: Let's sing the meme song with my awesome robotic voice.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Heavy kills an Engineer with a literal bullet punch after being called ugly.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Exploited by Francis to knock out a stormtrooper in Star Space Wars
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The Doctor Lalve Love Bucket.
  • Driven to Suicide: Heavy, after finding out that Half-Life 3 has DLC episodes.
  • Dwindling Party: Quite Among Us, which spoofs Among Us, has the mercenaries getting killed one after another until there are only two people left: the Soldier and the Engineer, while it's all made to look like the latter is the impostor, the Engineer actually promptly dies, making the Soldier believe he won, but also gets killed by someone or something unseen.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: In Happy New Yeee! by, who else, the Engineers.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: The closed captions in Meet The Pyro, where trying to translate Pyro's hallucinationsnote 
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Exaggerated in Spooktacular, where the Ghost Hunters' luxurious car manages to explode by merely using its key to unlock it.
  • Evil Counterpart: Super Fabulous Combine Squad X has one in Super Swiggity Combine Squad Z.
  • Excuse Plot: Fabulous Life and its follow up feature a zany telling of Half-Life 3's story, with Heavy's gameplay as a framing device.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The Ghost Hunters in Spooktacular somehow forgot their weapons back at their headquarters, and it's only after they arrived at their point of rendezvous that the Soldier realizes it.
  • Fairy Tale Episode: Little Red Texan Hood.
  • Flat "What": Heavy's reaction when his bullet gets caught.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The Scout regularly gets crap from the other members of the Team, "The Scout Guide" features the one time the Narrator uses outright aggressive language towards its subject in the "Guide" series (and features far more injuries toward the Scout as part of its gags), and the same Guide is also the second-shortest of the bunch (only just barely surpassing the Soldier's).
  • Fun with Subtitles: A common occurrence with sound effects.
    • Something Russian note 
    • Something Scottish note 
  • Groin Attack: Done to Heavy by Bill in Spooktacular.
  • Hat of Power: Magic Spy's hat, which grants him magic powers and enables teleportation.
  • Humanity Is Insane: How Half Life 3 was started and why aliens never visit.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: The Soldier near the end of Fabulous Spook:
    Soldier: Men, these are the facts as I understand them. One: I am not afraid of no ghost. Two: I am scared, you maggots!
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Exaggerated with the entire Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 cast in ‘’Heavy Problems’’, first with Bill, Zoey, Nick and Coach, who go absolutely insane with their bullets yet only get a single bullet on the ground, and then Rochelle who ends up incapacitating all of them except Ellis with a rocket launcher.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The Demoman often speaks in drunken moans and gibberish, but the other characters have no problems whatsoever understanding what he says.
  • Instant Soprano: After Heavy mocks Bill in Spooktacular, he ends up being caned in the balls by the old man, and squeaks out a very high pitched “Pootis” before clutching his groin and doubling over.
  • Kick the Dog: Heavy was about to receive the Heavy Guide in Spookception: The Prequel, only for it to actually be the Scout Guide, with the narrator saying no one liked the Heavy while the Scout laughs devilishly.
  • Leitmotif: Super Fabulous Combine Squad X has the Team Flare battle theme.
  • Limited Animation: Being a Gmod animation it embodies and embraces this trope, being a result of what Gmod animators have to work with and around, it also forms part of the charm of Gmod animations.
  • Mad Scientist: Doctor Mc. Madic, who first appears in Fabulous Spook.
  • Made of Explodium: Usually when the sped-up Square Dance music starts and very fast dancing Engineers show up, things start to explode.
  • Magic Hat: The Spy's hat from "The Spy is so magical."
  • Monster Clown: The Pennywise Expy Sniper who kidnaps Scout and acts as the Big Bad of Spooktacular.
  • No Indoor Voice: Most of the cast, especially the Soldier.
  • One-Word Vocabulary: "Apples," for one of the Snipers in "Heavy Disaster."
    • Often any BLU Snipers that appear only say "Apples".
  • Paranormal Episode: Fabulous Spook, Spooktacular, and Spookception: The Prequel.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite their relationship with the Scout, they go through a fair bit of hell to rescue him when he’s abducted by the Big Bad of Spooktacular
  • Psycho Rangers: The Super Swiggity Combine Squad Z is this to the Super Fabulous Combine Squad X.
  • Random Events Plot: The plots usually tend to start with a basic premise, then go from there.
  • Real Dreams Are Weirder: His Dream Diary series aims to reconstruct the dreams he has. The first (and only) installment is... pretty out there.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Heavy starts his because a Heavy Guide hasn't been made yet.
  • Rule 34: This exists In-Universe for the Sandvich.
  • Running Gag: The Engineer square-dancing and screaming while causing explosions, often with a horde of fellow Engineers.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Heavy in Heavy Disaster when Doctor Mc. Madic walks in on him making two sandviches kiss.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: In Fabulous Spook, after all their efforts to capture the haunted mansion's ghosts, the Ghost Hunters ends up releasing all the ghosts they captured back into the mansion because its owner refused to pay the $400,000 bill.
  • Shout-Out: Outside of the general references to gaming and pop culture as part of one-off jokes, there are some recurring jokes or entire videos that are shout-outs:
    • Inside Fortress.
    • Pyro often quotes Kylo Ren.
    • Several shout outs go to Half Life 3.
    • Joe Barbaro from Mafia II sometimes stars in the videos, saying some variation of his notable quote "Holy shit, what a fuckking disappointment!", which was notably used in Kitty 0706's videos.
  • Spiritual Successor: Lalve is widely considered to be this to the late Kitty0706. A running joke in the comments is he's either him in hiding, his heir, or his reincarnation.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Especially when Engineers are involved.
  • Stylistic Suck: Another Team Fortress 2 Video.note 
  • Sudden Downer Ending: The ending to Wizard School suddenly ends with the implications that the Spy killed his students.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: Both the Super Fabulous Combine Squad X and the Super Swiggity Combine Squad Z have these.
  • Surreal Humor: Try to find something, anything, that makes coherent, long term sense in his videos. You will fail miserably.
  • The Team: Super Fabulous Combine Squad X.
  • Tempting Fate: In Heavy Problems, after the Heavy stops Gordon Freeman, he tells him he needs more men. This is followed by an Engineer showing up and summoning dozens of other Engineers, who proceeds to do their dance that destroy the building, defeating the Heavy.
  • Verbal Tic: Most vocalizations from Demoman, if it isn't drunken rambling, consists of belching, even in his thoughts.
  • Vocal Dissonance: The Super Pro Sniper during the bout with Spy in “Heavy Disaster” speaks with a very high pitched, female voice. The Apples Sniper, meanwhile, has a Badass Baritone.
  • Who You Gonna Call?: The team take this job in Fabulous Spook.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: A Touching Story.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: