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Jaiden, born on September 27, 1997, known online as Jaiden Animations, is an Arizona-born "animate-my-life" YouTuber, much like Domics, Katzun, Tabbes and TheOdd1sOut. She is also one of the biggest YouTube animators on the site.

Much like them, she covers stories from her life, as well as general small fun facts about herself and then animates them for a YouTube audience. Her videos cover a range of topics like stories about her parents, vacations, her fears, random thoughts she tends to have and her experiences with instruments and reality TV. Along with that, she also does collaboration videos with other YouTubers like TheOdd1sOut and Draw with Jazza, has occasional vlogs with her pet bird Ari and has even made a collection of "I Has Cupquake Animated" videos, which can be seen on her channel.


Jaiden's channel can be found here, Her Twitter can be found here and her DeviantArt can be found here.

Jaiden Animations provide examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Jaiden was genuinely impressed by a seemingly 13 year old's pickup line:
    Kid: Will you hold something for me?
    Jaiden: O-Okay? What is it?
    Kid: My hand.
    ["Careless Whisper" blares in the background]
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-universe; in her Nuzlocke video, Jaiden (somewhat jokingly) interprets Steven Stone's Armaldo as her Anorith having joined up to get revenge for being relegated to the box.
  • Alternate Universe: Invoked in the Platinum Nuzlocke video to explain the elite four do-over after an extremely unlucky bad ending as an "alternate Jaiden" created by Giratina in the Distortion World.
  • Annoying Laugh: At least Jaiden herself thinks so anyways.
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  • Animal Motif: Justified because of her love of birds and there are plenty of references to birds in her videos; as shown by her pet conures, Ari and Tofu. In her Pokemon videos, she's shown to possess bird-themed pokemon. In some videos; you can see 3 small bird tattoos on her right forearm.
  • Animation Bump: A small one in her video "My Opinion on Airports", as it was given by a guest animator. When explaining that moving sidewalks would be a good replacement for cars and roads, she says that you could just run to get to where you want to go extra quick. This is shown with an over the top action shot of Jaiden bursting into a sprint. This follows into her other videos, where the animation can be much more fluid and expressive in some parts; the dance Ranger!Jaiden does to Team Dim Sun's battle theme is a good example.
  • Animesque: The scene in "The History of my Hair" where Jaiden's hairs blow away in the wind is a parody of an anime scene, with cherry blossom petals floating in the air and Jaiden getting large anime eyes.
  • Arch-Enemy: In her Animal Crossing video, a snooty villager named Sue E becomes Jaiden's nemesis due to her rudeness.
  • Art Shift: "Why I Don't Have a Face Reveal" is done in a much less fluid style, with few colors and a more sketch-like feel to it.
  • Ascended Extra: Along with other animators, Jaiden got bumped up from the end credits to the main video for Rewind 2018... while also sneaking in PewDiePie's chair for her segment. Note the smug wink to the camera.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Downplayed, Jaiden and Jaxon (Jax)
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: In "Burnout & Overworking Yourself", a hypothetical friend tells Jaiden that they're going to run fifty miles, and won't eat, sleep, or take care of themselves until they're finished. Jaiden responds that such a thing is a terrible idea... because the person would need sunscreen first.
  • Berserk Button: Jaiden has some strong opinions on impersonators and people who use "KYS" as an insult.
    Jaiden: Don't impersonate people.... Okay, I was going to end this video by saying "Don't impersonate people, and f*ck off" but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: This exchange.
    Fan: Am I baka for having a crush on Ari? >.< Me no baka, chuu~!
    Jaiden: Yikes.
  • Best Served Cold: During a horrendous group project, the girls she was working with ended up giving her a day to finish because of their laziness, and to boot the audio went way over the time limit and possibly had to be processed beyond abridging it, resulting in her spending eight hours working herself half to death. One of the girls checked on the video half an hour before it was due and gave an ungrateful reply when Jaiden confirmed it was finished, and Jaiden was too exhausted for a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, prompting her to create end credits for the video crediting herself for everything except the other girls' narration, apparently including "pain & suffering", as a form of passive-aggressive revenge.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When a Strawman starts acting up, Jaiden pulls out a scalpel and cheerfully asks him what kind of incision he thinks the blade will create on his head.
  • Big Little Brother: Her younger brother Jaxon is depicted as being taller than Jaiden.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
  • Birthday Episode: When it's Ari's birthday, she publishes videos celebrating this.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Her Pokemon Platinum Nuzlocke video ends this way. In-universe, Jaiden realizes she's in an alternate timeline created after Giratina split her in two in the Distortion World; in the original timeline, she wiped out against the Elite Four before she even made it to Cynthia, with her entire team getting killednote . In this timeline, Jaiden wins and becomes the new Champion, but loses half her team to Cynthia's Garchomp in the process. And with the knowledge of both timelines and another version of her losing so horribly, Jaiden is so overwhelmed with guilt that she finds the victory hollow and doesn't believe she deserves it.
  • Censored for Comedy: She hardly ever swears. And if she does, it'll either be a Curse Cut Short or this. In "Things about Relationships I wish someone told me about," she says that one must occasionally look in the mirror and wonder "Am I being an asshole?" Not only is the word censored as "a**hole" in the captions, but the first part of the word is bleeped out by a loud bass tone, with an image of Ari covering the speaker's mouth as they say it.
  • Character Development:
    • It's subtle, but after her boom in popularity, Jaiden has become less and less soft-spoken than in her early videos, showing that her time on Youtube is helping her get over her social awkwardness. Compare "How to be Stupid" with "How to Make Life More Interesting," the former being more laid-back and somewhat mumbling while the latter practically has her shouting every sentence.
    • About a quarter of "Trying To Get Into Fitness and Health" is Jaiden explaining how she's doing since recovering from an eating disorder.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When Jaiden starts training Zipzapzop in her nuzlocke video, she makes a huge rant about the sheer number of Marills she had to kill in order to get Zipzapzop up to par with the rest of the party. While she doesn't explain this (and might not have even realized it at the time), it was the HP EVs from those Marills that gave Zipzapzop enough HP to later just barely tank that quadruple-effective earthquake attack with only 2 HP to spare.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jaiden had a Pirates of the Caribbean-obsessed Keet for a high school art teacher, who often blared random POTC soundtrack remixes to his students' chagrin, randomly challenged students to duels, and at one point, ran into the room dressed as a pirate and ran around like a lunatic, causing Jaiden to drop his class. He was also a tennis teacher, and one day inexplicably tried to jump over the net, causing him to faceplant when his foot was caught on the net and giving him two black eyes. If his ex-wife's reaction to this latter incident is any indication, he had injured himself prior to this.
  • Color Motif: Purple. Many of her thumbnails feature the color purple in some degree, and her toon avatar is typically drawn with a purple shirt in fanart.
  • Companion Cube: Compares her teacher to Oscar the Grouch's hypothetical pet lemon.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Described Ari as being very jealous of anyone who is friendly with her. Especially her mom.
  • Daddy Issues: Averted. In the early days of her channel, some very curious fans were wondering why Jaiden never brought up her father, assuming that something happened that made Jaiden not include him (like divorce or abuse). Turns out Jaiden just hadn't animated anything that involved him yet, which Jaiden lampshaded when she first brought up her dad in a video.invoked
  • Death by De-aging: Discussed/averted in Random Thoughts (Part 2 Edition). Jaiden theorizes that if you sit in the Fountain of Youth for too long, you eventually turn into your own parents.
  • Denser and Wackier: Not that she wasn't funny before, but a lot of her earlier videos were fairly straightforward storytime animations with most of the humor coming from "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer as well as Jaiden's very endearing awkwardness. By now, her videos are all much more cartoonish with exaggerations of actual events, snarky comments, and Jaiden herself moving past her soft-spoken nature to become a Large Ham on occasion.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In her "Random Thoughts" video, she realizes she wrote down "half popped popcorn" down twice.
    Jaiden: I guess past Jaiden felt really compelled to talk about half-popped popcorn. It is really good, though.
  • The Disease That Shall Not Be Named: The eating disorder Jaiden had sounds a lot like bulimia, with excessive fasting and "purging" being the main indicators, but it's never named in any video in which she discusses it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She recalls in her "Substitute Teachers" video where one just looked at a girl choking on a carrot... doing nothing while a kid did the Heimlich .
  • The Door Slams You: At one point in fourth grade, Jaiden was nearly whacked in the face by a bathroom stall door due to an incredibly stupid and inconsiderate girl deciding to kick the door open. The only reason Jaiden was only "nearly" hit in the face is because karate reflexes allowed her to block the door with her arm. She notes that any other passerby probably wouldn't have been able to protect herself.
  • Dramatic Wind: In "The History of my Hair," strands of Jaiden's hair fly away "like burs in the wind," illustrated with pieces of Jaiden's hair dramatically flying away in a stream of flower petels and Jaiden, now with big anime eyes, watching them float.
  • Exact Words: In "My Childhood Obsession with Animals", Jaiden talks about the time she desperately wanted a mouse. She thought that she could force her parents to get her one by writing it on her Christmas wishlist. Her parents did get her a mouse... but it was a computer mouse.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Implied with her Anorith Gary in her Pokémon Ruby Nuzlocke.
    Jaiden: Steven's last Pokemon was Armaldo — Gary's final revenge for getting booted from the team.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: When she was younger, Jaiden went out to walk her dog without telling her parents. For reasons unknown even to her, the sight of some reasonably concerned police officers freaked her out and caused her to book it back home with the cruiser close behind.
  • Flat "What": Her mother when Jaiden jokingly tells her she's a grandmother (to Ari).
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • While searching for "Most Annoying Girl Names" to give to her group project classmates, one of Google's top resulting lists includes... "Jayden."
    • invoked There are several Easter eggs on her shelf in her contribution to Rewind, which includes a Smash letter, a Japanese bonsai tree in reference to the infamous Logan Paul suicide forest video, a boxing trophy based on Logan Paul vs KSI, a "Sociopaths 101" book in reference to Jake Paul, "Submarine 2 PewDiePie", a squirrel in reference to iDubbbzTV, a bowl of spaghetti (actually a reference to "Somebody touch my spaghet!" and not "Bitch Lasagna" like many assumed) and Ugandan Knuckles.
    • In her "I Attempted a Platinum Nuzlocke" video, right near the end, during all of the glitchy animations showing her failed original attempt at the Elite Four, there's one frame where her Togekiss can be seen impaled on some rock spikes right before Aaron's fight.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: In her video about toxic relationships, she states that toxic people fish for compliments rather than responsibility for what went wrong in their life. You have no responsibility for making them happy and you'll drive yourself crazy justifying their actions. If they can't use those experiences constructively or move on from them, then leave.
  • From Bad to Worse:
    • Jaiden gets an Uber driver to pick her up after her trip to Japan, but thanks to vague directions, he drops her off at the wrong house. Jaiden pretends to go inside, hoping the owners don't see her as she hides behind the house, waiting for the driver to leave. After he does, Jaiden crosses the street, tries to get inside her house... and the door is locked. Her roommate is gone, meaning Jaiden has to wait three hours for her to come home. Unwilling to sleep outside the house to pass the time, she ends up catching another Uber to hang out with her roommate, but because she wasn't able to sleep on the plane, she's too tired to even function, let alone enjoy the trip out.
    • During one ski trip when she was 10, Jaiden's dad accidentally brings her and Jax up a double black diamond trail (aptly described by Jaiden as "you will DIE if you go on here as a child"), and by the time he realizes his mistake, it's too late. As he tries to think of what to do, gravity takes Jax and he speeds down the mountain. When he falls to break speed per their dad's instruction, he ends up doing a screaming starfishnote . As people go to help him after he finally manages to stop, Jaiden is freaking out; her only way down is a slope she just watched her little brother plummet down, and she doesn't know if he made it there even vaguely okayish. Luckily, a kind snowboarder helps her down, but that means a slow, terrifying trip sliding inch-by-inch on her butt down a slope she describes as "almost vertical downward death with a bunch of moguls". The poor girl is traumatized and angry by the time she gets down, and judging by her refusal to buy a souvenir, the entire trip is ruined for her.
    • Her debilitating case of hives one year when she visited her family for Christmas. Each flair-up was worse than the last, and just when she thought she'd experienced the worst, an even more intense case sucker-punched her. It got to the point that she was red and itchy and experiencing such intense pain/discomfort all over that she couldn't move, as even the slightest brush to her skin sent shockwaves of pain across her system. Thankfully, a doctor who was also a family friend managed to get her the right medication and diagnosis that kept it from coming back.
  • Gag Haircut: Jaiden discusses how important a good haircut is in "The History of my Hair" because a bad haircut gives off a first impression that you make terrible decisions. This is illustrated by a horrified woman meeting someone with hideously-cut yellow, green, and pink hair.
  • Gender-Blender Name: In "I Attempted my First Pokemon Nuzlocke", Jaiden names a Machop "Chad" even though it is female.
    Oh, you're a girl. Beat DID I STUTTER?
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: She hardly ever swears. She's either used a different word, cut herself off before saying the whole word, or just flat-out censored it altogether. Though, in her video "Flirting & My Stories," she said the word "douchebag" uncensored. Another time in "What my trip to Japan was like" she says "bitch" uncensored twice, though she was referring to PewDiePie's "Bitch Lasagna" in both cases, so it wasn't really her sentiment.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Her Pokemon Nuzlockes humorously depict early battles as picking up her Pokemon and using them to bludgeon the opponent's Pokemon.
  • Hard Truth Aesop: In the video about toxic relationships, Jaiden explains that you shouldn't stay with someone who chooses to wallow in self-pity and grief instead of take responsibility for their own lives. If someone chooses to make you responsible for making them happy, you should leave because you may not have the appropriate skills and qualifications to fix them and you can't ignore your own problems for their sake.
  • Hates Being Touched: Inverted. She's less afraid of being touched and more afraid of her touching someone and freaking them out with how cold her hand naturally is.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Considers loud toilet flushing noises to be this.
  • Heroic RRoD: Describes getting hives like this. Thanks to an apparent combination of stress and overexertion, Jaiden got hives in December 2019. Eventually, she was itching so badly and in so much pain that she could hardly move, to the point of starting to cry from the pain. She describes it as the worst thing that's ever happened to her.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • In her Nuzlocke video, she frames Zipzapzop the Magneton's death as this, pushing Sin the Duskull out of the way of a Solrock's Flamethrower.
    • Failure the Shinx took a fatal attack from a Hail empowered Frostlass so Jaiden could buy time to heal up Squoop the Gastrodon so she could set up Rain Dance and thus negate Hail.
  • High Heel Hurt: Jaiden dislikes wearing heels, though not because they hurt, rather because she's clumsy when wearing them.
  • Holding Hands: She and James did a video doing this on twitter after seeing a petition.
  • Hope Spot: In "The Worst Thing That's Ever Happened to Me", Jaiden appears to have finally gotten rid of hives, but it kept coming back worse than ever before it was finally cured.
  • Illness Blanket: In "Injuries and Being Sick", all the sick people in the video are drawn wrapped in blankets if they're not in bed.
  • Inside Joke: When she was younger, Jaiden spoke with a noticeable lisp and would request her Trademark Favorite Food at the time as "Pathta with No Thauthe". As a result all the way into her adult life, her family would occasionally tease her by reminding her of this Verbal Tic.
  • Instant Expert: She's very good at playing musical instruments. She played the flute for a while because, despite being told that it was hard to play the flute, Jaiden got a note out of the flute on her first try.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: When Jaiden was in fourth grade, another girl at her school inexplicably decided to kick a bathroom stall door open with no regard for passersby... while Jaiden was walking past. Luckily, Jaiden was able to shield herself because she had fast reflexes from karate lessons and the idiot loudly announced "I'm gonna kick the door open!", alerting her to what was about to happen. However, Jaiden got a nasty bruise on her arm, and she notes that had it been anyone else passing by, the poor girl would have taken the full brunt of the door and probably been seriously injured.
  • Jerkass: When recounting run-ins with impersonators, she encountered one particular one on Twitter with a Hair-Trigger Temper and tried pulling a Wounded Gazelle Gambit on her and James (albeit one that exaggerated the harassment Jaiden was trying to apologize over). They even went as far as calling their police due to what is implied to be serious harassment. Albeit Jaiden thought her fanbase telling them to kill themselves as their Internet Counter Attack was going way too far.
  • Kid-anova: In "Childhood Stories", Jaiden mentions having a run in with a kid who seemed to be 13 when she was around 16. She was quite impressed with his pickup line.
    Kid: Will you hold something for me?
    Jaiden: O-Okay? What is it?
    Kid: My hand.
  • Knows a Guy Who Knows a Guy: Jaiden's mom has a network of friends in a variety of occupations. Luckily, one such friend was an accountant who helped Jaiden and her family get the certification they needed to fly out of Minneapolis to Canada after their passports had expired.
    • This trope comes to her rescue again when she visits her family for Christmas, and is beset with a debilitating case of hives. After several doctors can't figure out how to keep them at bay for more than a few hours, a family friend who's a doctor not only gives her the correct medication to keep them gone for good, but seems to correctly diagnose the cause (stress coupled with a glitch in the immune system) and Jaiden has remained hives-free ever since.
  • Love to Hate: In-universe Jaiden loves that Animal Crossing: Wild World NPC's had a lot of snarky jerks that were just fun to hate, particularly Sue E.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: "My Experience with Sports" includes home video and photos of her participating in described sports, including one where Jaiden kept pushing a stage fright-ridden girl to the side during a dance recital.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: "Empty", a full-blown Music Video with Boyinaband about their struggles with eating disorders.
  • Overly Long Gag: In the "Samurai Buyer" video, with each email to Misaki, she adds additional redundant signatures—starting with just "Jaiden, JaidenAnimations" and eventually extending to "Jaiden, JaidenAnimation, JaidenAnimations, Maiden Animations, Jaiden Animation, Jaiden Animates, Jaiden Draws."
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Jaiden once held the World Record for an all Gold Medals Speedrun of Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends...namely cause, she was also the only person to actually do an all Gold Medals Speed Run of the Game, at the time!
  • A Pig Named "Porkchop": A variation in Jaiden's Nuzlocke playthrough of Pokemon Ruby, where she names her Torchic (a Pokemon based off a baby chicken) "Teriyaki," as a joke on teriyaki chicken.
  • Precision F-Strike: Subverted. In the end of her video on impersonation, she mentions that she wanted to say "don't impersonate people and f*ck off" as an ironic twist, but couldn't bring herself to swear un-censored.
    • In "Living With Ari", she plays the first line of iDubbbzTV's RiceGum disstrack, which contains the word "fucked", completely uncensored. This was either done because she figured that since the song wasn't her content, censoring it would seem inappropriate or she forgot to censor it while editing.
    • Played straight, but not in one of her own videos. In the Behind the Scenes video of her music video for Empty, she curses, completely uncensored, when messing up a line. Granted though, this is because it wasn't on her own channel and it may have been due to the content of the line causing a Tongue Twister incident.
    • Jaiden calls her two classmates "twats" in My Horrible Nightmare Group Project due to them being The Load during said project.
  • Race Against the Clock:
    • One of Jaiden's fears is that she can't stand time limits in video games, going as far that she could not get past level two of a SpongeBob game she owned as a kid because of a section of the game where she had only 20 seconds to get to each checkpoint.
    "Our lives are a time limit if you think about it..."
    • "I tried to go to Canada but got stuck in Minneapolis" has this as Jaiden, her mom, and her brother have an ever expanding list of things they need to accomplish in order to renew the kids' passports and get to the airport in time to catch their flight to Canada. Hilarity Ensues as things keep happening to make things more and more complicated, though the end of the video shows Jaiden and her family managed to just barely make it on their flight in time.
    • In college, she had a project due at 6pm and the teacher strictly only allowed them to be ten minutes late at most. She gets done early and lets a friend borrow her laptop to get her own project done. Due to them not paying attention to the time, they suddenly realize it's 5:45 and they have to get to the school computer lab, print off their assignments, and hand them in. And Jaiden's friend wasn't done her project yet. Cue them both freaking out, her friend being forced to cut corners, Jaiden having to scour her room for a title page to be stapled to the front, and them booking it to the lab (and for added stress, Jaiden's friend was having computer trouble when Jaiden herself got there). They get their projects handed in literally at the buzzer, to the point where the professor, upon seeing Jaiden enter the room to hand her assignment in, simply said "Run."
    • Some what Played With in "I Attempted a Speedrun (and got a world record)", While Jaiden is trying to get the fastest time she can, considering that there is no precedent for a speed run time , she was able to be more relaxed with her run.
  • Random Events Plot: The whole nature of her "Random Thoughts" videos is to make video on a slew of completely unrelated and even bizarre contemplations she had one day.
  • Real Dreams Are Weirder: Jaiden's scariest nightmare is this. She was backed up in the corner of a pitch black room, as Dash from The Incredibles, and a shark would periodically try to bite her.
    Jaiden: It sounds so dumb when I say it out loud.
  • Real Person Shipping: Some fans have shipped her with Tony from TonyvToons and James from TheOdd1sOut. So much so with James that there is a petition for them to date, and the two once held hands as part of a charity drive goal.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Jaiden managed to sneak a reference to Pewdiepie in one of the animations she made for Youtube Rewind 2018. This is noteworthy given that YouTube seems to be trying to distance themselves from him in spite of his popularity following several nasty PR incidents of his, and the short segment would probably not have made the cut had it been any more obvious. Nevertheless, Jaiden has received praise, with some comments going as far as to say it's one of the few redeeming moments of the whole Rewind.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Ari, Jaiden's adorable green-cheeked conure.
  • Running Gag:
    • "Burnout & Overworking Yourself" has Jaiden come up with various analogies to make her point about overworking, with the gag being that the subject of all the analogies remark that they really are in the professions she's referring to.
      Jaiden: NO ONE ASKED YOU!
    • Her mom hyperventilating every time something new pops up to trouble her during the stay at Minneapolis.
    • Her Starter Pokemon killing Pokemon she was going to catch in her Pokemon Ruby and Platinum Nuzlockes.
  • Sadist Teacher: As told in her "Crazy Substitute Teachers" video, Jaiden had one teacher who was closer to a military officer then a substitute teacher, going as far as to scold Jaiden for not correcting him when he pronounced her name wrong.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Inverted. She actually prefers to be in second than in first because of the pressure and judgement of being first.
  • Security Blanket: She's mentioned that she loves stuffed animals, and has a hard time going to sleep without one.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: In late 2019, Jaiden completed a Nuzlocke run of Pokemon Ruby and animated the story.
  • Shamu Fu: At one point in her video about Fossil Fighters, Jaiden fights a group of enemies by hitting them with a pliosaur.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When recounting a childhood story about a crazy lady calling her Mabel, presumably confusing her with her own daughter, Jaiden speculates what might've happened to the real Mabel considering how the lady believed she was traveling with a stranger (really Jaiden's dad). Who is represented by Mabel from Gravity Falls.
    • In "Injuries and Being Sick", the school nurse is shown as Nurse Joy.
    • She plays iDubbbzTV's Ricegum Disstrack over Ari dancing.
    • In her fear video, she plays a SpongeBob SquarePants game.
    • In the video about the grumpy teacher, she calls the teacher "Mr. Yet-to-be-Thrown-Out Lemon" because she says that his personality is like that of a rotten lemon that hasn't been thrown out by Oscar the Grouch.
    • When talking about apples, she mentions that "braeburn" is a character from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, showing the character of Braeburn looking at a braeburn apple.
    • In "Things about Relationships I wish someone told me about" Jaiden mentions that most people don't wake up and say "Haha! I'm gonna be super manipulative today" with the stand in character saying this highly resembling Himiko Toga possessing both her fangs and iconic, messy blonde twin buns hairstyle.
    • In "My Childhood Obsession with Animals", Jaiden talks about how she got obsessed with birds and portrayed her character standing in front of a bird cage. The birds are clearly based on the characters from Homestar Runner.
    • In "Things that Happened While I Grew Up", a pile of spaghetti boxes rains down from out of nowhere.Papyrus's face is visible at the top of the pile.
    • In "I Attempted a Speedrun (and got a world record)", which involves doing a Speed Run on Cooking Mama, she begs for forgiveness from Mama, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima.
    • In "What my trip to Japan was like", she mentioned her dad wasn't taken out by the Japanese mafia and showed him waving happily next to both Dabi and Shigaraki.
    • In the now-removed "I tried to beat Minecraft with CallMeCarson", she mentions the moment she learned that YouTube was more than just silly clips to share with your friends to make them laugh, and how the site has "channels, and subscriptions, and most importantly people played Minecraft on it." During this segment several popular YouTubers are shown, including Arlo, Scott The Woz, Life of Boris, Gaijin Goombah, and Domics, the latter of which she points out as being the first storytime animator she watched.
  • Sick Episode: "Injuries and Being Sick" was about sickness. Jaiden was sick while making it, although she got better for the end card.
  • Soup Is Medicine: In "Injuries and Being Sick", she illustrates people being sympathetic for sick people but worrying about contagion with an animation of her giving a sick man a bowl of soup with a stick.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: Lampshaded but ultimately subverted when Jaiden threw Ari his third birthday—Ari had made another bird friend named Baby Jim and the two had a playdate for the party. At one point, both birds start eating the same strand of spaghetti and Jaiden immediately acknowledges the resemblance to Lady and the Tramp. Then, Ari takes the rest of the spaghetti and flies off.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ever since she was a child, Jaiden had a stuffed mouse toy named "Raul" but since she didn't know how to spell Raul at the time, it's spelt as "Raoole".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She draws her parents as older clones of herself and her brother.
  • Take That!:
    • Gives one to SoFloAntonio (and Facebook altogether) in her video on Impersonation.
      SoFloAntonio: I won't lie, this is definitely me when I'm—
      Jaiden: [dubbing over] Stealing all your hard work, ya bimbo!
    • "My Nightmare Group Project" is a big one towards two unhelpful classmates she had to deal with. Though Jaiden did all of the work, her group totally didn't appreciate it, and Jaiden was too exhausted to call them out on it at the time.
    • In "Crazy Substitute Teachers", she remarks that a substitute teacher who failed to react to a girl choking on a carrot should start a reaction channel since he'd fit right in.
    • In Jaiden's Pokemon Ranger Video, When Team Dim-Sun detonates a bomb, the bomb resembles a Wii U!
    • After the release of "The Mind of Jake Paul," Jaiden has a lot of fun referring to Jake as a sociopath.
  • Taught by Television: In "What my trip to Japan was like", she mentions how her family went to a shrine in Kyoto with many statues of Shinto gods, and she said she already knew about Raijin "because it was the inspiration behind Thundurus."
  • Tempting Fate: Her parents warned her to tie her shoelaces so they didn't get caught in her bike's wheels and make her fall over. Young!Jaiden scoffed at the notion...then got her shoelaces caught in her bike's wheels and she fell over.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: In Jaiden's Pokemon Ruby Nuzlocke, she first encounters her Machop picking and wearing flowers. It's a quick indication that the Machop is female.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In "The worst thing that's ever happened to me," Jaiden describes how wonderful she felt after getting an EpiPen for hives that she hopes the viewer almost dies from an allergic reaction too just so they can experience the glorious magic of an EpiPen. She then opens her eyes to find a crowd of audience stand-ins glaring at her.
    Jaiden: I mean... I hope you never almost-die... I'm just sayin'... if you do...
  • Third Eye: In "What my trip to Japan was like", Jaiden mentions she drank from a waterfall that was supposed to grant people wisdom if they drank from it, and she represents this by drawing herself with a third eye on her forehead.
  • Toilet Humor: A decent part of "Ari's Birthday! (again)" talks about Ari's "Morning Poops".
  • Translation Trainwreck: Jaiden downloaded an app designed to translate foreign text through a smartphone camera for her trip to Japan. Unfortunately, when she tried to use it, it seemingly translated each word individually and even translated textures, resulting in complete gibberish.
    Jaiden: I don't speak Japanese, but I'm pretty sure they weren't selling a "surprised egg topping was the first time the first time in fabric... this wife".
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode: "Why I Don't Have a Face Reveal," which deals with Jaiden's struggles with anorexia and self-esteem issues. It's quite different from many of her previous works. She even lampshades this in the following video, acknowledging that many of her followers only concentrate on the fun stuff and aren't really into her talking about personal things.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": In her Ruby Nuzlocke video, she named her Taillow after Ari partly because it's a small bird and mostly because its Pokedex entry described it as "aggressive and screams when hungry".
  • Wham Episode: Jaiden's COVID-19 benefit livestream touted a major secret. Fans began speculating immediately: many guessed that she was a lesbian or that she had become an Official Couple with TheOdd1sOut. At 3:30 PM PDT, she revealed the secret: she now has a second bird named Tofu, who is still a baby.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Jaiden is afraid of loud-flushing toilets, her own hands being cold, and video games with time limits.
  • Workaholic: By Jaiden's own admission, she works way too much. Brought to a Deconstruction in "Burnout & Overworking."
    • Jaiden expresses that working hard can be admirable, but admiring them and pushing yourself too hard are very unhealthy things to do. She makes the comparison that you can admire someone who runs fifty miles, but if that same runner was going to run fifty miles without stopping for anything, even their own health, you should not only not admire that, but try to intervene before they hurt themselves.
    • She once described a typical work day to a therapist, detailing how she wakes up at eight in the morning, goes to bed at 1 AM, and leaves very little time in between that for anything else besides work. As soon as she describes her schedule, Jaiden remarks that she can see what the problem is.

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