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The face of the madness.
Eltorro64Rus is a Russian Garry's Mod video creator. His videos contain a plethora of Deranged Animation and Random Event Plots, in the vein of RubberFruit.

His alternate channel is here, where he posts his self-composed music and early projects, as well as other stuff not suitable for the main channel (like a how-to video for his GMod animations).

Tropes that appear in his videos:

  • Absurd Phobia: For someone named Invincible Nightmare, he sure is afraid of bottlesFor context... .
  • After the End: Most of Ten Thousand Years Of Evolution takes place 1,000 years after a nuclear explosion.
  • Alien Sky: The entire sky in A video about how Soldier drank petrol instead of water. (EARRAEP COLLAB).
  • All Deserts Have Cacti: Oasis, though there's only one cactus on-screen.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • All the named RED Snipers (including the titular character) in Baseball Bibbins's Day Off have their names start with B (Balbo Biggins, Bablo Brabbins, Barple/Barbell Bapkins).
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    • Continuing the B theme, there's also Blasbo Babbins (also a RED Sniper) in Space Fortress (Season 2 Episode 17).
  • Alternate Reality Episode: Prop Fortress, where the human characters are weapons/items/props of their respective now-living props. Also, capture points now chase down players and capture them. This even extends to Eltorro's logo in the outro, a joke which may confuse first-time viewers of the channel.
  • invokedAlternative Character Interpretation: Eltorro's version of Meet The Pyro and Pyro's origins in general as seen in... ''Meet The Pyro''. Apparently Pyros are Extreme Omnivore Scouts who got lightbulbs stuck in their mouths which force them to undergo a class change.
  • Ambiguously Evil: RED Medic in Box of Cox, laughing devilishly with frames of him with wicked smile placed after the suffering of his fellow mercenaries. He also stabs RED Heavy in the eye, which causes him to seemingly be paralyzed and his textures to degrade.
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  • Amusing Injuries: Too many to list.
  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • The RED Heavy has both of his legs stolen by a RED Engineer in Heavy is Bacon.
    • Near the end of Radio, the RED Engineer ends up losing all of his limbs and getting replaced with wrenches.
    • In the beginning of Space Fortress (Season 2 Episode 17), the RED Heavy has his right leg ripped off. Thankfully, it was quickly restored by a RED Engineer.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Pootis, RED Heavy's pet dog in BARBECUE.
  • Animate Inanimate Object:
    • The Solemn Vow (a stone bust) seems to be this in Meet The Pyro, going by how its expression changes.
    • The Mount Rushmore lookalike in Lazy Mountain is apparently alive.
    • TV!Soldier's Pocket Medic (a Medic doll) suddenly comes alive to warn him of incoming danger in TV.
    • All the props associated with their human counterparts in Prop Fortress are this. So, a Sentry builds an Engineer who is then sapped by a nearby Sapper using a Spy.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: In Desert, Demoman feeds Scout's horse with a Dalokohs Bar (a bar of chocolate, which can be toxic to horses). It's not in large amounts, but the potential danger is still there.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Like in Animal Crossing, bananas grow on what appears to be a palm tree in Oasis and consist only of a comb instead of a big bunch held by a stalk. However, considering where the tree is, it might be intentional.
  • Art Shift: In Ten Thousand Years Of Evolution, the ending segment has a scene that's more at home in a synthwave music video, with the cyborg Sniper solemnly driving off into the distance towards a shining city. It is immediately followed by a dressed-up-as-a-woman Sentry Buster beginning its detonation sequence before cutting to the credits.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A giant teddy bear in Box Of Cox.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Heavy, in one sad moment in Scout's Amazing Adventures, ends up being distracted by an extremely expensive watch on the BLU Soldier's severed limb. After taking it, he continues mourning.
  • Author Avatar: A RED Engineer with a train engineer's cap. He appears mostly in older videos, though he is still used as his YouTube icon.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Grandpa Sniper gets revived from his grave in Gravity Fails thanks to an accidental magic blast.
    • The BLU Soldier is capable of this in Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Bag of Holding: Pocket of Holding, in the case of the Engineer/Pocket Scout duo (the former can store the latter without problems, along with several other normally oversized items like a toilet).
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • Soldier's "death" in Desert. It first builds up as a Super Mario Bros.-esque death (thanks to the familiar "bloop" sound from said series) for a few seconds, but instead his death animation ends up resembling the one in Adventure Island instead (complete with the music).
    • In Full of sandwiches, what appears to be an Eye Poke attempt (complete with Scout panicking) done by Demoman ends up with him capturing the mini-capture points that suddenly replace Scout's eyes. Scout thanks him for it.
    • In TV, the Engineer (and the viewer) looks at the Soldier on the couch when the latter calls him. Said Soldier remains still, and it turns out that the "real" Soldier is the one in the TV.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The orange Spy gets turned into a giant pumpkin after the RED Scout dodged the undead Soldier's magic in Gravity Fails.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In The Gift, the RED Heavy suffers from this (after swallowing two people and a machine) before exploding.
    • The BLU Scout instantly gains this from just eating one loaf of bread in Bread Land.
  • Battle of the Bands: Two words: Solo battle!
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Box Of Cox, Scout asks for fire (presumably to cook the mushrooms in front of him) from the "wish anything" crate. What he gets is a lantern that lands on his body, causing him to burn in flames. Doubles as a Call-Back to the prequel video Drugs, where he's implied to hallucinate himself dying from fire.
  • Behind a Stick: A thin BLU Spy in TV emerges from behind a lamp that's even thinner than him.
  • BFS: RED Scout's chosen weapon to deal with BLU Scout in the final moments of Gravity Fails.
  • Big "NO!":
    • BLU Spy near the end of BARBECUE.
    • The RED Scout (now Pyro) at the end of Meet The Pyro. Doubles as a Shout-Out to Star Wars.
    • In Scout's Amazing Adventures, the RED Heavy shouts a long one when he and Spy encounter the Dr's Dapper Topper-wearing BLU Soldier until he's slapped by Spy. Later, both RED Spy and Heavy shout the same way as earlier when they suddenly encounter RubberFruit.
  • Black Comedy: Oh so much, considering that most of the videos feature the Team Fortress 2 cast.
  • The Blank: Near the end of Radio, the RED Engineer is attacked by a group of faceless Snipers.
  • Bloody Hilarious: The videos are primarily inspired by Team Fortress 2, what did you expect?
  • Body Horror:
    • Scout, during his amazing adventures.
    • The undead Soldier in Gravity Fails.
  • Bookends: Scout, before and after his amazing adventures, sits with Spy and plays with knives.
  • Brain Bleach: Scout, when an argument about BloolB and DlelilelD is interrupted by an incoming Demoman.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In Scout's Amazing Adventures, the RED Heavy stole the BLU Soldier's $400,000 watch as part of his "Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!" moment. Near the end of the last part, Heavy is shown wearing it... on his middle finger.
    • During the "island" part of Island, Napoleon Scout's ship gets launched away after an explosion. During the Dance Party Ending, said ship lands on the RED team's base, turning it into an Everything Explodes Ending.
    • Early in Where is Scout's Mom?, a RED Soldier is killed by the BLU Heavy. The penultimate scene shows his spirit (complete with a Holy Halo) in the sky.
    • In TV, the "brain dead" Soldier (and his couch) gets launched away by a kicked Dispenser. Near the end of the video, the couch and the Soldier fly back to his spot, crashing into both Demoman and TV!Soldier who happen to be there.
  • Bring It: The BLU Soldier gives this gesture to the RED Heavy after the latter's "The Only One Allowed to Defeat You" exclaim.
  • Burning with Anger: In Scout's Amazing Adventures, the BLU Soldier, after noticing that RubberFruit remains unflinching even after the former swiped away the latter's hat (he wears another one instead), has steam coming out of his ears.
  • Butt-Monkey: In his earlier videos, Scout seemed to be on the recieving end of most of the slapstick. Later videos has it apply to basically everyone.
    • Iron Butt Monkey: The titular Scout in Scout's Amazing Adventures, period. To measure his toughness, how does 400,000 HP sound?
  • Call-Back:
    • Wormhole buckets are used in the finale of Scout's Amazing Adventures. The same animation of Spy popping out of a bucket is also used in said part, albeit it's the RED Spy instead of the BLU one.
    • The Pocket Scout returns in Radio and Full of sandwiches.
    • Inside Medic's patient room near the end of Scout's Amazing Adventures, there are X-ray images of a Pyro (which shows a Scout with a lightbulb stuck in his mouth, referencing Eltorro's Meet The Pyro) and a cancerous Jarate (Halloween 2012 in a nutshell).
    • Box Of Cox is a sequel to Drugs, so naturally some references to the past video can be seen.
      • The return of the "Not Medicine" drug.
      • Scout dying from fire, only this time for real.
      • Heavy being chased by the small Idiot Box robot, who was last seen during his "Schadenfreude" hallucination.
    • Oasis is implied to take place in the same desert as the one in Desert, as the underground Demoman makes another appearance there, now with the interior view of his home shown to viewers.
    • A few characters from past videosnote  reappear in Space Fortress: The Tumbleweed Awakens Trailer 2015 (Just Parody).
    • Not Medicine returns again for a one scene gag in Bloody Bodybuilding.
  • Captain Obvious: In Gravity Fails:
    Orange Spy: This is a bucket.
    RED Scout: (head still covered with bucket) Yeah, that's right.
  • Cartoon Cheese: Appears in Desert, which is actually a Spyder in disguise.
  • Chirping Crickets: The tumbleweed variant in Steam Group to emphasize the sudden lack of people and the also sudden neighborhood silence outside Eltorro's house. Note that the "tumbleweed" here is just a bush graphic animated like a blown tumbleweed.
  • Circling Birdies: Circling Buckets in Spy's case in Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Coconut Meets Cranium: In Oasis, not coconut, but bananas. Which apparently grow on a palm tree that the poor Demoman crashes into.
  • Couch Gag: Outro reflects ending of a video, following Prop Fortress (or even TV if "clicking off" counts).
  • Dance Party Ending: Island.
  • Deader Than Dead: The poor Engineer in Gravel Poot. First he got his soul punched out of his body by Heavy's ghost. After failing to recover his body (thanks to an enemy Sniper headshotting him from afar), Heavy pushes the already-ghost Engineer away, causing him to fall and die again, releasing another ghost.
  • Death Notification: Soldier gives one to Grandpa Sniper after asking for help. Sniper is not amused.
  • Death Throws: Soldier "dies" this way after getting touched by the Spyder in Desert, complete with Adventure Island music.
  • Delayed Reaction: In the beginning of Scout's Amazing Adventures, it took a few seconds for the Scout to suffer any sort of effect after stabbing himself with a Spycicle during a Five-Finger Fillet game. Further still, the Spycicle takes 22 seconds to freeze him, instead of instantly as it does in-game.
    • Later, Heavy is left staring dumbfoundedly after turning on the radio while the BLU Soldier (who is in front of him) freaks out and explodes into Ludicrous Gibs near Scout, leaving the latter's head as his only remnant. Only after Spy kicked the radio away did the Heavy realize that the two people in front of him have died. Not really. Scout's head is still alive for some reason, while the BLU Soldier reassembles himself later on.
  • Demonic Possession: Happens to Scout in Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Determinator: The BLU Soldier in Scout's Amazing Adventures won't stop and surrender Scout's charred body to the RED Spy and Heavy. This is even more so with his "body part reassemble" ability, and despite Scout's head being what's left of him.
  • Devoured by the Horde: An injured moose in Natural selection ends up being devoured into nothing but a pool of blood by bats and doves.
  • Digging to China: In Gravity Fails, the RED Scout gets pushed through the ground by the tree he's holding onto after Heavy chopped it down. He ends up in what appears to be Japan.
  • Disney Death: The titular Scout in Scout's Amazing Adventures, despite having been reduced to mere head (temporarily).
  • Disney Villain Death: The Scout and the Engineer's ghost in Gravel Poot.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Smallineer is thrown into Mount Rushmore after calling Grandpa Sniper ugly.
  • Distressed Dude: Scout during his amazing adventures, starting from the encounter against the BLU Soldier. It doesn't help that he prefers to run away from his allies after his fiery fate thanks to Heavy.
  • The Ditz: Heavy in most of the videos.
  • Dramatic Red Samurai Background: In Gravity Fails, a variation of this trope appears at the end of the RED and BLU Scouts' anime-style Single-Stroke Battle, appearing as a pink background with Speed Stripes and cherry blossom petals while RED Scout slices through BLU's stomach, both rendered as white silhouettes.
  • Duck Season, Rabbit Season: The exchange between the RED Heavy and RubberFruit in Scout's Amazing Adventures. The former seems to be aware of this trope, as he uses it to his advantage just so the latter ends up surrendering Scout.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Check out The Gift, the very first Eltorro GMod animation ever, and compare it to a later one, like, say... Gravity Fails. In-engine flailings are more common in the former and if there are any stop-motion parts, they tend to be much choppier compared to his newer works (the bizarreness still exists even in the older videos, though). Technology Marches On for Garry's Mod and Eltorro keeps improving on stop-motion. Thus, the animation quality has reached the level you've seen today.
    • For a character-specific example, Medic Soldier as depicted in his debut (Soldier Thinks He's A Medic) looks more like a Medic-wannabe Soldier, complete with a line fitting him ("Doktoberfest, maggot!", his only spoken line), he isn't completely stiff as a board, and it's implied that he has no "treatment" method. Fast-forward to Heavy is Bacon, and Medic Soldier becomes a creepy doctor with a Thousand-Yard Stare who simply slides along the ground on his stiff feet to move around. In fact, his entire body (except his face, but only during his "treatment") is now stiff. His infamous "wasp" treatment debuted in that video too. Zig-Zagged a bit, though, considering that after the latter video, Medic Soldier is shown with the former behavior in Dat Engineer (later release date) before reverting back to his creepy behavior in Meet The Pyro.
  • Easter Egg: Starting from Dat Engineer, Luigi becomes a recurring hidden character in later videos, Freeze-Frame Bonus-style.
  • Everything Explodes Ending:
    • The Mount Rushmore lookalike explodes in the end of Lazy Mountain, destroying everyone and the titular mountain of this video's setting.
    • Other than Dance Party Ending, Island also ends with this.
  • Evil Laugh: Medic's distorted one in Box Of Cox.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • A video about how Soldier drank petrol instead of water. is a video about... Soldier mistakingly drinking petrol instead of water.
    • About how the Soldier kill Scout (sic) is a video about... how Soldier kills Scout.
  • Exact Words: Button has Demoman (later Captain Demo) sticking a "Kick ME!" paper on Soldier's back. The Soldier just goes along with it, following the exact "instruction".
  • Extra Digits: Eltorro's logo.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In Baseball Bibbins's Day Off, the RED Scout doesn't drink. He eats the bottle.
  • Eye Open: Full of sandwiches opens with this.
  • Eye Poke:
  • Eye Pop:
    • The Jump Scare Pyro in Heavy is Bacon.
    • Eltorro's "Oh, Crap!" expression after he accidentally smacked his Sentry in anger in Steam Group.
    • The Soldier in Oasis during his Unsettling Gender Reveal.
    • In Gravity Fails, the RED Scout's eyes pop out through the bucket when he encounters the orange Spy.
    • The BLU Spy's "Oh, Crap!" reaction in Hardhat when a dove (persumably Archimedes) is about to snatch him out of the mud.
    • The Soldier!Boot suddenly sports cartoony eyes when he and Demoman!Stickybomb are going to be attacked by Heavy!Sandvich in Prop Fortress.
  • Eye Take:
    • The RED Scout's "Oh, Crap!" expression in Meet The Pyro when the RED Medic decides to call another Medic. Understandable, since in his case, he'll be treated by a Medic Soldier, infamous for his mind screwy treatment.
    • In Scout's Amazing Adventures:
      • Both RED Spy and Heavy react this way when their screams are stolen by RubberFruit.
      • Later, both the BLU Soldier and RubberFruit react like this to each other after both said "Mine!" at the same time.
      • Spy reacts like this upon discovering that Scout has a Demonic Possession that thankfully restores his body but renders him looking demonic and unable to control himself. And then again when he sees that the weaponized buckets are wormhole buckets.
    • In Box Of Cox, the RED Soldier sports this when he thinks that wearing two helmets before going down the creaky stairs isn't enough. He reacts like this again when he sees what Pyro requested from the "wish anything" crate: A giant, living teddy bear.
    • In Gravity Fails, Scout made the mistake of calling out the undead Soldier after the latter made Max's Severed Head disappear after performing the "pulling a rabbit from the hat" trick. This trope is his reaction.
  • Face Palm: Both Spy and the charred Scout do this after Heavy played the bass guitar awfully in Scout's Amazing Adventures.
    • Spy does this again later. Darn Heavy's Delayed Reaction...
    • And then again after Heavy gets distracted briefly by a $400,000 watch. All within a short timeframe in one video.
    • And once again, much later, when Heavy laments his mistake which caused Scout's amazing adventures to happen in the first place.
    • A final one from Spy is shown after Heavy failed to realize that the apple is still stuck to the arrow before he could deliver the attack. Heavy also gives his final Face Palm after realizing that he just impaled Scout's knee with his arrow, necessitating a visit to the Medic.
  • "Far Side" Island: Island.
  • Fat and Proud: The RED Heavy in Bread Land.
  • Fear Is the Appropriate Response: Scout against an enemy Heavy in Where is Scout's Mom?.
    BLU Heavy: (throws RED Soldier into the sky)
    BLU Heavy: (to Scout) You are next!
    (another Beat)
    RED Scout: AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! (gets glomped by Heavy before escaping)
  • Fingore: The traveling Demoman in Oasis touches a cactus... followed with a close-up of his actually-injured hand, with a bleeding finger being the part that touches the plant. Ouch.
    • Meanwhile, Scout starts his amazing adventures by playing...
    • Five-Finger Fillet: Scout tries this with a Spycicle. It goes pretty well until the Bonk wears off.
  • Flipping the Table: Of all things, the Sentry is the one that did this, as seen in the Steam Group promo video.
  • Floorboard Failure: Happens to the asphalt of all things in Oasis. Then again, falling through that sends you to the underground-dwelling Demoman's home which is mostly hollow...
  • Food Eats You: In Prop Fortress, the Sandvich does this to Heavy. Then again, this is an Alternate Reality Episode...
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The ending of Baseball Bibbins's Day Off. See Gainax Ending below.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • How the viewers can spot Luigi in videos post-Dat Engineer.
    • Some random unique items or characters hidden in certain videos can only be spotted this way as well.
    • Even joke text (hilariously edited in-map text) can only be seen very briefly.
  • Friendly Enemy: The Medic Soldier, who belongs to the BLU team, often helps out the RED team whenever a RED Medic is unable to solve a given medical problem or if a Medic is required when there are no regular Medics nearby. His treatment is another story...
  • Gainax Ending: Eltorro's bread and butter, aside from Random Events Plot.
    • His very first video, The Gift, begins with Engineer receiving the titular gift and ends with a shot of a telephone as Heavy's only remnant after exploding.
    • Sandwich begins with Heavy trying to eat the titular meal (which is then stolen by a Scout who also managed to tear his arm off) and seems to end normally with Heavy finally getting to eat the sandwich... but it actually ends with Heavy's head shrinking and then reappearing as a huge sandwich after he does so.
    • Notch playing Minecraft is mostly straightforward until the end shows Notch/Heavy getting sucked up by a bucket outside his room.
    • Soldier Thinks He's A Medic begins with the titular situation... and ends with Medic Soldier and the Demoman colliding with each other, which results in a brief explosion that kills both.
    • Another successful procedure, meanwhile, has a Gainax Beginning (as well as this, naturally). It begins with RED Engineer's teammates (and a disguised BLU Spy, plus Horseless Headless Horsemann) happily riding a train to their deaths, followed by the Title Drop, then later it ends with the only survivor of the train scene (Horseless Headless Horsemann) having some of his bones stolen by a respawned RED Spy who then simply quips, "Excellent!"
    • Heavy is Bacon starts with Heavy getting bothered by an Engineer (briefly), who then proceeds to steal his legs ("Bacon!"). It ends with Heavy's head getting turned into a stone bust after Medic Soldier's bizarre "treatment".
    • Baseball Bibbins's Day Off at first seems to focus on the titular character (a RED Sniper) skipping the rollcall. However, it ends with more "injured Scout" antics and Medic's Medi Gun sucking up both the doves and the viewer.
    • Dat Engineer, while it has a clear plot, ends with a RED Heavy randomly sliding towards a Sandvich (one of the leftovers after RubberFruit stole the others), tasting it briefly, and saying, "Delicious."
    • Button begins with Demoman tipping over a bucket (which contains a remote control with the titular object). Said object becomes a Red Herring and the "plot" moves on without it. The video ends with the Engineer reciting the first step of Soldier's Penal Zone activation.
    • Radio, already bizarre as it is, also has this. The beginning involves the titular object (both the radio carried by the RED Heavy and (presumably) the Robo-Sandvich (which plays Zombies on Your Lawn)). How does it end? Why, it ends with a random Soldier saying "Beep." followed by a dramatic music playing, of course.
    • Full of sandwiches is like Button as both have the titular object/reference getting ditched shortly after being shown/mentioned in the early scenes in favor of a Random Events Plot. In this case, it ends with Robot Medic getting stuck on a log in the middle of a lake.
    • The best medicine is... begins with a heartwarming tale of a Medic riding a bicycle with an ice cream-loving Scout as his passenger. It somehow ends with a giant watermelon rolling over them.
    • Not A Real Soldier begins with Heavy popping out from a box, spouting mostly gibberish stuff, then getting kicked far away by a Scout (who then conveniently looks as if he's saluting, thus the Title Drop coming from a Soldier who spotted him). It ends with this random announcement:
    "Rochelle has fallen to the box."
    • Oasis is mostly about the adventures of a traveling Demoman who gets lost in the desert. The ending scene ditches all that in favor of a Sniper falling through a thin asphalt when he's trying to cross the street. There, he meets an underground-dwelling Demoman (not the same as the traveling one) whose only offer to help is in the form of Dalokohs Bar, frustrating him until a bus falls down on his body.
    • Lazy Mountain ends with the Mount Rushmore lookalike just randomly exploding after Sniper threw Smallineer into it.
    • Island starts out creepy, then funny. How to top this off? Dance Party Ending, followed with a Brick Joke.
    • Bread Land instantly reverts back into Upward before showing a shot of a strange tree as its ending. And that's after showing a brief scene featuring the BLU Scout just randomly flipping his entire body in place before getting hit by the minecart.
    • Ten Thousand Years of Evolution ends with the Sniper deciding to leave out of annoyance with the Demoman in a car, set to a Synthwave track. The Demoman is naturally confused by this sequence, and then a Sentry Buster falls over and is about to explode. Cut to the ElTorro64Rus logo right before it explodes.
  • Gargle Blaster: RED Sniper's recipe for a "Christmas morning" in Box Of Cox. Well... the "drink" part of it anyway: A can of Bonk! (contains "radiation" as its ingredient), a bottle of Mad Milk (a weapon that's never meant to be drunk at all), a Jarate, and a bottle of scrumpy.
  • Girl in a Box: Male examples:
    • In The Gift, the titular gift is revealed to be a BLU Spy.
    • Not A Real Soldier opens with Heavy popping out of a lone box.
  • Grand Theft Me: Engineer in Gravel Poot, if only for a few seconds.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress:
  • Hammerspace: RubberFruit's body.
  • Here We Go Again!: The ending of Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Heroic BSoD: The RED Heavy in Scout's Amazing Adventures suffers from this after Scout refuses to return to him and Spy and instead ends up being a Distressed Dude, again. During this state, Heavy can only lament his earlier mistake and will refuse any contact. He snaps out of it quickly, though.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Being Garry's Mod animation, this can happen most of the time, even in the middle of all those Mind Screw.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In BARBECUE, one of BLU Spy's plans involves swapping out RED Heavy's Buffalo Steak Sandvich with a rock disguised as said food. He succeeded, but the steak he got ends up being swapped again (by Pootis the dog) without him knowing. Cue broken teeth.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Happens to the elder Scout in Lazy Mountain. Fortunately, he regains his consciousness later.
  • Holy Halo: Scout's Mom in the end of Where is Scout's Mom?, along with the RED Soldier, who got killed earlier.
  • Hope Spot: In Not A Real Soldier, Scout calls for help when Soldier is about to banish him into Penal Zone. Captain Demo shows up... then spontaneously throws Scout into the zone anyway.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Spy finally gets his coveted Buffalo Steak Sandvich at the end of BARBECUE and eats it... before realizing that it's covered in Jarate. Cue Big "NO!".
  • Idea Bulb:
    • The BLU Spy conjures one when he decides his first plan to get RED Heavy's Buffalo Steak Sandvich in BARBECUE. Said bulb is then put in his pocket.
    • The RED Scout in Meet The Pyro when he suddenly gets an idea. He then spots the mysteriously-conjured bulb and decides to shove it into his mouth in hopes of being able to generate another Unusual item. It gets stuck.
  • I Drank WHAT?!: A video about how Soldier drank petrol instead of water. (EARRAEP COLLAB)
  • I Fell for Hours: Briefly seen in Halloween 2012 in a nutshell. After all, the map with this infamous pit debuted in the titular event.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Spy attempted this when he got spotted by Scout after thinking way too long whether to backstab him or not. Even in Demonic Possession, he still responds to Spy calling him. However, unknown to both of them, this buys enough time for Heavy to prepare a weapon to finish him off.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Zombie!Scout and Demoman when stranded on an island.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: In TV, though it's more like "false pacifism":
    TV Soldier: Fight me!
    Engineer: No.
    (long Beat)
    TV Soldier: Well, ba-
    Engineer: (draws Wrench and lunges) HAAAAA!
    TV Soldier: (distorted screams)
  • It Kind of Looks Like a Face:
    • The wall spot in Radio.
    • The strange tree (with a "surprised" expression) at the end of Bread Land.
  • Jump Scare: Usually combined with a Scare Chord. Heavy is Bacon is infamous for this.
    • Box Of Cox ends with this.
    • The wall spot of all things in Radio.
    • An enemy Spy (disguised in a plant pot) scares off the elder Sniper like this in Lazy Mountain.
  • Just for Pun:
    • A moment in Desert consists of puns just for the sake of it, thanks to the voice clips used.
      Scout: Aw, geez! (can be misheard as "cheese")
      (Cartoon Cheese appears in front of him)
      Soldier: No, siirrr! This is spider!
      (a spider with BLU Spy's head gets rid of his cheese disguise)
    • Oasis ends with a bus crashing down into underground Demoman's home. Freeze-Frame Bonus shows that it's driven by a Sentry Buster.
    • In Bread Land, a brief image of Pooh wearing a hat and a pair of boots can be seen on the Dispenser's monitor. The result? "Pooh's in Boots".
  • Karmic Death: A weird and rare example of this happening to someone who is already dead. In Gravel Poot, the Engineer pushes the Scout to his death. At the other end of the video, the Heavy's ghost pushes the Engineer's ghost to his second death.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: The BLU Scout's Weapon of Choice in Gravity Fails.
  • Kitchen Sink Included: In Scout's Amazing Adventures, among RubberFruit's collection of random items in his Hammerspace, one of them is a kitchen sink.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In Hardhat, the RED Engineer accidentally drops his wrench, which ends up hitting his peers' heads (hurts more on the RED Spy, who briefly takes off his hard hat) and ruining a RED Medic's experiment. In the end, he first gets whacked on the head by the RED Medic with his wrench (now made into a makeshift sledgehammer) and then he gets a big cinder block dropped on his head by his peers.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: In Space Fortress (Season 2 Episode 17), Beast/Furry Soldier introduces his crew as Blasbo Babbins (a Sniper), Labalos (a Spy), Dumpy (an Engineer), Gimpy (a Demoman), and Snoopy (actually a wooden cut-out of him lying on top of his doghouse).
  • Level Ate / Wackyland: Bread Land.
  • Ludicrous Gibs:
    • In Scout's Amazing Adventures, the BLU Soldier explodes into this after hearing Rebecca Black's Friday. Unfortunately, the explosion also takes out Scout.
    • Prop Fortress, being an Alternate Reality Episode where the props are the mercenaries, has the Engineer end up like this after getting "sapped" by the Sapper's Spy (who also ends up like this).
  • Mad Scientist: The RED Medic in Hardhat.
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: Engineer in Gravel Poot.
  • Meat-O-Vision:
    • How Heavy sees a cooked/burned Scout in Scout's Amazing Adventures Part 2.
    • In Full of sandwiches, Demoman sees the Ullapool Caber this way before he proceeds to eat it.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: Momma in a Box treats buildings like wildlife animals, complete with Soldier having a childrens' book about buildings and Team Fortress Classic sentries being an endangered species.
  • Mind Screw: Due to the Random Events Plot utilized in most videos (combined with Deranged Animation), this is often the result.
  • Mood Whiplash: Island starts out fairly creepy with a scene involving a badly-starving Demoman and a "dead" Scout. But once Napoleon Scout shows up, the video loses its Nightmare Fuel feel and becomes quirky, typical of Eltorro's other videos.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Invincible Nightmare.
  • Neck Snap:
    • SCP-173 does this to itself when it ends up sleeping in Lazy Mountain.
    • The Engineer does this to TV!Soldier in TV.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: You know, Heavy, if you didn't mention the third "soap", you wouldn't lose Scout again and have him undergo a Demonic Possession after all that trouble.
  • No "Arc" in "Archery": Averted, surprisingly enough, near the end of Scout's Amazing Adventures. When Heavy fires the arrow, it's clear that it flies lower the longer it travels, which is why it landed on Possessed!Scout's knee.
  • No Ending: If a video doesn't have Gainax Ending, it's either a (rare) proper ending or this.
  • No One Should Survive That: The Demoman somehow survived the nuke that kicks off Ten Thousand Years of Evolution with no ill effects whatsoever. When pressed by the cyborg Heavy...
    Heavy: But how did you survive?
    Demo: (shrugs) I was drunk!
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • The BLU Soldier in Scout's Amazing Adventures. Thought he was really dead? He's capable of reassembling his broken body parts to revive himself, and he won't stop until he wins the ownership of Scout.
    • The RED Engineer in TV. See The Stinger section for details.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Spy's reaction to BLU Soldier's guitar prowess and again to Heavy's lack thereof.
    • Spy and Heavy's reaction of Scout's burned corpse coming back to life.
    • Scout's reaction in Island when he finds the island he just claimed is inhabited, and the inhabitants are quite hungry.
    • Eltorro's reaction after he accidentally smacked his Sentry in anger in Steam Group, combined with Eye Pop. Don't worry, it ends up upgrading the Sentry.
    • In Meet The Pyro, the RED Scout's reaction when the RED Medic decides to call another, more reliable Medic after failing to treat his problem... Spoiler: It's Medic Soldier.
    • The RED Engineer's reaction when an ally Heavy calls him from across the building he's on in Gravel Poot. The latter requests moving the Dispenser to his position...
    • The elder Sniper's reaction when he sees the unconscious Scout lying on the floor in Lazy Mountain.
    • The RED Scout's reaction when he encounters the undead Soldier in Gravity Fails. Later, he utters this when a RED Sniper attempts to perform William Telling on him.
    • The BLU Spy's reaction when he spots a dove flying towards him from a distance. It doesn't help that he's only a head for the entirety of Hardhat.
    • The RED Spy panics this way after he accidentally dropped his Red-Tape Recorder on his burger in Bread Land.
  • One-Hit KO: Kingpin Heavy delivers one to Spider-Demoman via a Megaton Punch.
  • Onion Tears: Soldier's proposal to Grandpa Sniper.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: The second encounter against the BLU Soldier in Scout's Amazing Adventures has Heavy smacking his ally Spy away and exclaiming basically this to the Soldier. Cue Curbstomp Battle... with the BLU Soldier dominating. The BLU Soldier would've won if Spy didn't interrupt the fight by throwing a rock at him.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghosts can have ghosts, like the aforementioned Engineer in Gravel Poot.
  • Our Liches Are Different: The undead Soldier in Gravity Fails. He's part zombie, part magician, part... soldier. And despite excelling in firing magic blasts, he still fails to perform the Smoke Out trick.
  • Out of Focus: Pyro and Medic get the least attention his videos.
  • Pain-Powered Leap: Happened to the traveling Demoman in Oasis, albeit leaping backwards.
  • Piano Drop: Three pianos in Scout's Amazing Adventures, among other things dropped onto Heavy's head (and Spy).
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: RED Scout is the last opponent for RED Heavy & RED Spy, after BLU Soldier & Rubberfruit disposed of each other.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat: Done by the undead Soldier in Gravity Fails, only in this case it's Max's Severed Head being pulled out. Scout is not appreciative of it.
  • Rake Take: One such trap appears in Full of sandwiches, with an axe attached to it. When the RED Soldier predictably hits it, all he gets is just a mild headache.
  • Random Events Plot: Almost every video, with few exceptions (BARBECUE, Scout's Amazing Adventures).
  • Recurring Character:
    • Certain characters like Medic Soldier, Pocket Scout, and Grandpa Sniper tend to make appearances in later videos after their debut.
    • Luigi is the Easter Egg version, as he can only be found hiding in various sceneries or appearing in a split second.
  • Red Herring: Many videos are named after a certain subject mentioned/shown in the video only for said subject to be ignored entirely. Hilarity can still ensue, regardless.
  • Rule of Three: Soap.
  • Rump Roast: Off-screen, but it's implied to be this after the RED Soldier accidentally fell into his own fireplace in Box Of Cox.
  • Running Gag: The poor RED Sniper getting run over in Red Scout Redemption; first by the payload, then by demoman, then by an anchor.
    RED Sniper, after the third time: Stop it!
  • Russian Reversal: Prop Fortress is entirely built around this. In total:
    • Sentry Guns build Engineers.
    • Sappers place Spies on Engineers to destroy them and disguise themselves as Destruction PD As.
    • The Scout is now a Sandman ball.
    • The Medic is the weirdest example, having become a gurney with Medic-headed Medigun.
    • Stickybombs deploy Demoman traps, which collapse onto targets.
    • The Soldier is replaced with a boot.
    • Intercom noises are played through the Administrator's heads.
    • The Control Point captures you, not the other way around, as the Stickybomb finds out.
    • The Sandvich eats a Heavy who orders it to kill everyone.
    • The Sniper has become a giant Jarate.
  • Schmuck Bait: Scout should've known better than follow a Sandvich attached to a rope during his amazing adventures... This lures him to the reassembled (sans right foot) BLU Soldier, who places him on the missing foot.
  • Self-Disposing Villains: BLU Soldier & Rubberfruit in the fifth part of Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Sensory Abuse: Every time a character does a high-volume, often distorted, scream.
    • A video about how Soldier drank petrol instead of water. (EARRAEP COLLAB). You've been warned.
  • Shake Someone, Objects Fall: The BLU Soldier does this to RubberFruit in Scout's Amazing Adventures.
  • Sheet of Glass: A pair of Engineers is seen carrying this in About how the Soldier kill Scout. Soldier managed to die from smacking into it.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shown Their Work: Watch the "solo battle" sequence in Scout's Amazing Adventures. Notice how every participant's fingers (including Heavy's) are properly animated and positioned on the bass guitar as if a real person actually plays said instrument. Keep in mind that most Garry's Mod animations (mostly dominated by comedy) rarely put small-but-realistic details like this one.
  • Slashed Throat: How the "sapping" of Engineer is handled in Prop Fortress. Still ends with an explosion, but with bloody results.
  • Smoke Out: The undead Soldier attempted this in Gravity Fails using a magic potion. It backfires badly, knocking himself out.
  • So Much for Stealth: In Lazy Mountain. Little did BLU Spy know that the elder Demoman is still there to notice him after he scared off Sniper. Even worse, when he does abort his mission, he breaks the "plant pot" disguise, leaving him open for capture. He still manages to escape, though, thanks to the elder Medic botching his capture.
  • Sound-Only Death: How Soldier's death by Creeper is played out in Lazy Mountain.
  • The Stinger: TV has it. It turns out that long after the events of this video took place, the trapped Engineer never died. He manages to materialize himself back in the real world (as Pirate Staregineer, as his last appearance before the TV he's trapped in was shut off had him wearing a pirate hat and lacking goggles) and proceeds to transform the "brain dead" Soldier into Medic Soldier. The way he transforms the Soldier happens to involve wasps, which explains Medic Soldier's preferred method of treatment. It also explains why Medic Soldier can be occasionally seen staring at Pirate Staregineer in the past videos (Heavy is Bacon, Space Fortress (Season 2 Episode 17)).
  • Stuff Blowing Up:
    • When Mount Rushmore eats Smallineer.
    • When the BLU Engineer destroys his Dispenser to move the mine cart containing the RED Spy back to its starting point. Then when said mine cart crashes into the BLU Scout, a huge explosion ensues, ruining the entirety of Bread Land.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: A possibly unintentionally creepy example in Gravel Poot. After a Sniper kills the Engineer's body, who the ghosts of a Scout, Heavy, Engineer and Heavy's pet robin were possessing, they look mournfully at it, before the Heavy calls the Engineer stupid and pushes him off the platform, killing his ghost. The video ends with the ghost of the Engie's ghost screaming while the screen fades to GAME OVER in white all-caps text on a black screen.
    • Played for Black Comedy in Red Scout Redemption. The Heavy, main threat of the video, has been defeated and Scout and Demoman hi-five each other in victory... while the latter is flying at high speed towards the ground. Cue Demo crashing into a chair, rendering him "DED", complete with Dark Souls parody Game Over banner.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • Freeze-Frame Bonus one, though. In the 1000 subscribers milestone video, the RED Engineer is briefly labeled "Totally not me" while the RED Spy is briefly labeled "Totally not Sg. Bash"note . Sure thing, Eltorro. Sure...
    • In Steam Group, a brief annotation labels a BLU Heavy as "totally not LongCat :3". You sure about that too, Eltorro?
  • Swallowed Whole: Demoman, Possessed!Engineer, and the sapped Dispenser end up being sucked up into Heavy's mouth in the end of The Gift.
  • Take That!:
    • In Scout's Amazing Adventures, Heavy plays Rebecca Black's Friday. Spy immediately expresses disgust as he covers his ears, while the BLU Soldier ends up exploding.
    • Scout's Nokia phone breaking upon landing on the undead Soldier's cape/armor in Gravity Fails seems to be this towards the "Nokia is indestructible" meme.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Scout tends to get into this situation often.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare:
    • The infamous Staregineer (though this one wears a pirate hat), who makes brief appearances/cameos in his videos. Sometimes accompanied with a Scare Chord.
    • The Medic Soldier's only expression in videos after his debut (sans Dat Engineer).
  • Title Drop: Happens on occasion.
  • Toilet Humor: A brief one in Drugs.
    Heavy: (after having been injected with Medic's "Schadenfreude") ...I soiled diapers.
    Medic: This is unacceptable!
  • Tongue Trauma: Happened to poor Scout in The best medicine is....
  • Too Dumb to Live: In Momma in a Box, Soldier picks up a Mini-Sentry against its will, reads a wildlife book that explicitly says not to do so, and proceeds to continue holding it ignorant of the Mini-Sentry's parents about to ventilate him.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Engineer in TV.
  • Trash Landing: Scout gets launched into an open dumpster after he's bumped by Thomas!Spy in Where is Scout's Mom?.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Happens to Heavy (and the box he's in) in Not A Real Soldier. Poot!
  • Uncertain Doom: RED Demoman during the events of Oasis, who was last seen screaming as multiple Engineer heads in the sand started to appear.
  • The Unintelligible: Heavy lapses into this from time to time.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: In Oasis, the traveling Demoman encounters what appears to be a woman whose part of her face is covered up with a fan. Said woman turns out to be a Soldier in disguise who screams at him, launching him away.
  • Visual Pun:
    • Heavy-duty fridge. (Full of sandwiches)
    • A Sniper plays as himself in Dota 2.note  (Space Fortress (Season 2 Episode 17))
  • Weirdness Censor: Space!Pyro is blissfully unaware of the chaos going on in the rest of the Enterprise-E.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to the heavy use of Random Events Plot, the fates of some characters or the purpose of seemingly important objects are often left out without any explanation because they're often ditched out after being mentioned/shown in the early part of a video. Doesn't detract any amusement factor from the videos, though.
  • William Telling: A RED Sniper attempted this on the RED Scout, albeit disguising his hat as an apple first instead of using a real one.
  • A Winner Is You: In Pocket Scout, Scout's iPad game simply displays a white screen with "YOU WIN" text on it after he beat it.
  • Your Mom: In Bread Land, the RED Spy insults the BLU Scout by referring to a nearby RED Heavy as his mother. Scout screams in horror, but he then quickly admits that his "mom" really is Heavy. That might be subverted, however, with what the Scout does to the Spy immediately after.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: The original line is paraphrased in Momma in a Box.
    Demoman: Thank you Scout! But your momma is in another box!

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