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"My name's Lumpy, and I do slightly odd pixel art, animations, and games. Hello."
— The Channel description.

Lumpy Touch is a YouTube channel that focuses on making Eldritch Abominations out of pretty much anything imaginable, most of the time with a comedic tone.

The first video on the channel was, of all things, a video of Smash 4, but his true claim to fame is his Garfield Gameboy'd videos, inspired by the work of William Burke. Since then, he has made a number of different videos and series, including his Mario Bros and Among Us series.

Lumpy often works on drawing his animations and general art over on his Twitch channel found here. He has also made a number of Freeware Games in collaboration with game developers, including Triggore, which can be found and played on Itch.


Lumpy Touch provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass:
    • While in the source material Garfield is just an average cat (Toon Force aside). In the animations, he has been portrayed as: An Animalistic Abomination that easily kills Odie (who's usually been portrayed as nearly-equal or even stronger than Garfield in terms of power), a cat infected with a parasite that turned him into a shapeshifting Eldritch Abomination that has the power to end the world and infinitely regenerate, and an Eldritch Abomination that could potentially consume the universe.
    • Lyman, who, at the end of Garfield Gameboy'd, seemingly turns into a superpowered muscular being with a Battle Aura, although we never get to see his newfound powers so it's unknown how strong did he actually become.
    • Berdly in "Berdly learns to wavedash". While in the original game, he could hold his own against the Chosen Ones, he still wasn't strong enough to beat them, meanwhile in the animation, he managed to lay a Curb-Stomp Battle on all 3 of the Chosen Ones with ease.
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    • Kris in the Omega Spamton videos. Though unconscious for the majority of both, since Spamton stole their soul, they get back up after the others are knocked out, slicing Omega Spamton clean in half with a single strike. Since we never actually see Kris portray this level of power in the original game, as of yet, this fits into the trope.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In multiple animation, certain characters are more evil than in their source material, such as...
    • Garfield in "Gorefield", "Gartype: Rise Of Starbuckle" and "Dr. Garfield". Where he's depicted as an Animalistic Abomination that sadistically kills and eats Odie, an Eldritch Abomination that possibly wants to consume the universe and a Mad Doctor that drugs people to death respectively.
    • Movie Sonic, who's now an Animalistic Abomination that devours people.
    • Batman, who tries to murder Kris as soon as he sees them.
  • Ambiguously Human: Lyman.
  • Ambiguously Related: It's unknown what's the true relationship between Spamton and Scamton, but the fact that Spamton Kart's logo has Spamton in the place of Mario's head, and Scamton in the place of Luigi's head, implies that they may be family.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Invoked with Buzzbound, a prototype for a Darker and Edgier prequel to EarthBound (1994), which is designed to appeal to western audiences.
  • And I Must Scream: The "Super Mario World Purgatory Hell" and "Sonic 3 Purgatory Hell" videos have the titular characters being trapped in their predictaments forever with the former being Buried Alive and the latter stuck on a rotating barrel with nowhere to go.
  • Asshole Victim: In Garfield Gameboy'd, Nermal spent most of his limited screentime coming off as a smug and condescending Jerkass, so it's hard to feel sorry for him when he gets nom'd by Garfield, who even provides an appropriate Pre-Mortem One Liner in response...
    Garfield: I NEVER LIKED YOU.
  • Bad Future: "BUZZBOUND - Cursed EarthBound Prequel" revolves around this, with the premise being that Buzz Buzz didn't go back far enough with his first attempt at time travel, resulting him ending up at a point in time where Giygas' invasion is already well underway and Ness has already been corrupted beyond saving by Giygas. While Buzz Buzz does successfully escape further back into the past since he has Plot Armor due to his appearance in Earthbound's prologue, his encounters with the corrupted denizens of the time period and especially corrupted Ness is implied to be the reason why he was weakened by the time he reached the right time period at the start of Earthbound itself.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Whenever Luigi becomes an Eldritch Abomination, he always spares Mario, with "Luigi becomes an Eldritch God" revealing this is the reason why.
  • Body Horror: "He can't keep getting away with it!" reveals that while Gus may have survived Hector's bomb, the right side of his face is scarred and wrapped in bandages.
  • Bonus Boss: Parodied in "Deltarune Chapter 2 SECRET BOSS - you won't BELIEVE who it is!!". Where Kris ends up in a fight with Parappa and the goddamn Batman.
  • Butt-Monkey: The lime crewmmate in his Among Us parodies often gets the short end of the stick, such as being imposter lunch or being vote-kicked because it was his birthday.
  • Controllable Helplessness: Invoked by the Super Mario World and Sonic 3 "Purgatory Hell" videos, crossing over with And I Must Scream.
    • Mario is stuck in an underground chamber that's barely any bigger than he is. While he has a Poison Mushroom in his Power-Up Reserve, he's just far enough to the left of it that it won't touch him.
    • Sonic, on the other hand, is trapped in Carnival Night Zone, within a long vertical tunnel just wide enough to fit the infamous Barrel of Doom he's standing on. The only thing awaiting Sonic at either end are Spikes that are just out of his reach, and wouldn't even kill him anyway if he has rings.
  • Darker and Edgier: Most of Lumpy's videos cover different, twisted versions of other media. While Garfield is a primary focus, he's also done Sonic the Hedgehog, Aladdin, and even Ski Free.
  • Deadly Game: In Lumpy Excitebike, not only the player needs to constantly flee from a white hungry monster, but if the player doesn't get a good position in the race after passing the finishing line, he is immediately executed by the monster.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The Breaking Bad Gameboy'd series initially focuses on Walter being hunted by a monstrous version of Mike/Finger in usual Lumpy Touch fashion. In the fifth and sixth episodes, Walter uses the Philosopher's Stone to turn himself into an even more monstrous abomination and kill Finger. The seventh episode then switches focus to Jesse, as Walter has now "become the danger" and is hunting Jesse.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite being faced with his beloved dog turned undead monster in Lumpy Duck Hunt, the hunter's reaction is to angrily claim that the creature is not his dog and load his gun in preparation to shoot it right before the ending Jump Scare.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the "Gorefield Horrorscopes LOOT TIER LIST" video, Lumpy manages to kill Cancer Gorefield and turn him into crab soup.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: Invoked in Pokémon Red Anti-Piracy Screen. Before the player can start their Pokémon journey, their avatar trainer is outed as an evil Ditto who stole the identity of Red and is locked away in a Pokeball forever, ending with the game telling the player that is a serious crime to pirate videogames, asking the player to turn off the console and report the stolen software immediately to the police.
  • Downer Ending: A common trope on Lumpy's work,
    • In Garfield Gameboy'd Jon fails to save his friends and fails to kill Gorefield, who traps Jon inside him and begins the destruction of the world.
    • In Lumpy Excitebike, despite managing to end the race, the player is mutilated alive by the monster due to not reaching a good position in the race.
    • In Lumpy Super Mario Land Part 1, Mario is lured right into the plant queen's trap and becomes a victim like many of those before him. Thankfully, the off-screen player shuts off the game before things can escalate. This is downplayed in Part 2 when we discover Mario survived.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Garfield in Garfield Gameboy'd is portrayed as a Lovecraftian monstrosity that takes on many different grotesque forms. Not to mention he is said to have the power to destroy the world.
  • Eldritch Location: Ness' house in "BUZZBOUND - Cursed EarthBound Prequel" has been turned into a distorted version of itself by Giygas.
  • Electrified Bathtub: This is the method the genie of the Lump uses to "grant" Aladdin's wish for power
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Implied in "SWEATY LUIGI". After Luigi turns into Dry Luigi, he seemingly refuses to rehydrate by sucking Mario's fluids (which would be easier, since Mario was right in front of him), instead opting to chase the player to suck them dry.
    • In "Luigi becomes an Elder God", Luigi actually manages to remember Mario in his new state and decides that, since he was always kind to him, he will spare him and actually make him into a superior being like him.
  • Forbidden Zone: In Lumpy SkiFree, due to the ferocity of the yeti, there are some signals in the area advising the skiers to stop skiing and go back. Unfortunately, the skier is unable to see these, and is chased and eaten by the Yeti once the skier passes near the monster's cave.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Two weeks before the events of Garfield Gameboy'd, Lyman is seen on an asylum worried about Gorefield's rise.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: The hunter in Lumpy Duck Hunt certainly loved his old hunting dog, even laughing along with it when it seemingly laughed at him. Seeing it twisted into a zombified monster enrages him.
  • HP To One: In "The Opa! Animation", after the hero does a measely one damage to the Chimera, it responds by bringing him down to 1 HP by dealing 99 damage.
  • Jackass Genie: The genie of the lump deliberately misinterprets Aladdin's wish for power to kill him by plugging a toaster and throwing it onto Al's bathroom while he's using it.
  • Jerkass: Nermal in Garfield Gameboy'd. Even Jon doesn't seem to like him. It's hard to feel sorry for him when Garfield kills him.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: In Breaking Bad Gameboy'd, after being utterly decimated by the mutated Walter, Finger attempts to say "Let me die in peace, Walter", but Walter crushes his head before he can finish.
  • Mad Scientist: Lumpy, as shown in the "CURSED AI MONSTERS" video, as he created a bunch of eldritch-looking monsters inside of a shady lab and may have been doing this since a long time ago if his line "Never happened before"Note  is to be believed.
  • Mad Doctor: Dr. Garfield, an allegedly licensed reskin of Dr. Mario where Garfield orders a fake degree and a bottle of painkillers and solves pretty much all of his problems by shoving pills down people's throats until the issue stops happening. Typically because they've gone into shock from an overdose
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Lumpy himself, as he's a purple-skinned gun-wielding Mad Scientist vampire darkner.
  • Not Me This Time: Within the RELAX, JON series, Garfield is actually an unwitting victim rather than merely the monster. After nearly losing his mind to a sentient video, he was able to cut a deal with it to expose Jon to it so he at least wouldn't be alone.
  • Not Quite Dead: "He can't keep getting away with it!" reveals that Gustavo Fring somehow survived Hector's bomb and is still alive. "Gus Fring's Revenge" shows that it was thanks to stealing an incomplete portion of the Philosopher's Stone and using it on himself that he was able to survive.
  • Photo Montage: The hunter in Lumpy Duck Hunt remembers his dog in this way, juxtaposed by the monster it's seemingly become now.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: At the end of Lumpy Duck Hunt, as the hunter gears up to fight his Lumpified dog.
    Hunter: I don't know what the hell you are... BUT YOU. AIN'T. MY. DOG!
  • "Ray of Hope" Ending: While Garfield Gameboy'd ends with Gorefield consuming Jon (who is still alive) and begins his rampage, Lyman is shown to have escaped the asylum, swearing to set things right.
  • Retraux: Lumpy often uses pixel art and intentionally-bitcrushed audio to make mock-ups of game ideas.
  • Revenge: Fittingly titled "Gus Fring's Revenge," Gus wants revenge on Walter for trying to kill him and taking the Philosopher Stone for himself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can:
    • In Pokémon Red Anti-Piracy Screen, Oak traps the player-ditto into a jail-ball and later saves it on a special containment.
    • Fred Flintstone in FRUITY PEBBLES inflicted this upon himself out of remorse of becoming a cannibalistic monster and killing Peebles.
  • Sore Loser: In "Berdly ragequits", Berdly gets so mad after losing in a videogame against Kris that he smashes the machine to pieces (causing it to Explode) and he leaves the Dark World...somehow.
  • Take That!:
    • "Genie of the Lump" and "Genie Grants your Wish" are potshots at Aladdin (2019), with the subject of the videos being a parody of Will Smith's take on the Genie and the latter having a mock PSA warning against acting in crappy movie remakes.
    • The episode about "Ophiuchus" in "Gorefield Horrorscopes" have a cat from the Cats reboot as one of "the worst things humanity had to offer" that caused Garf to see that humanity isn't worth saving.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You:
    • Played for Laughs in "SWEATY LUIGI", After Luigi sweats out all of his body fluids, he becomes so thirsty that he senses the presence of the player. Mario realizes this and calmly attempts to tell the player to turn the game off before Luigi can get to them.
    Mario: Here he comes! You better watch out! He's gonna suck ya! Turn the game off! Turn it off! Don't let him jumpscare ya! Jumpscare incoming! Look out! Oh no!
    • In "Kirby has a secret", Kirby speaks to the viewer the entire time, and in his transformation, he asks them out of starvation to "climb inside" him, referring to them as meat. During the inhaling, the little box covering the majority of the screen is gone as the view shifts full on to the mouth before falling inside.
  • Thicker Than Water: Mario and Luigi have this bond, as Luigi spares Mario in both "SWEATY LUIGI" and "Luigi becomes an Elder God" because Mario was nice to him.
  • Timed Mission: Some of the missions in the loading screens featured of Garfield Gameboy'd include searching Odie's bones so Liz can create a vaccine to save him or save Arlene from the basement. Both of these missions are failed.
    • Played for Laughs in "SWEATY LUIGI", which has a timer after Dry Luigi senses your presence, with Mario telling you to turn off the game before he Jump Scares you.
  • Tragic Monster: Fred Flintstone in FRUITY PEBBLES. Having become a cannibalistic monster beyond his own control, he used the last ounce of his sanity to chain himself up in a cave before falling into an endless psychological loop of remembering what he did and forgetting it moments later because the guilt was overwhelming.
  • Uncertain Doom:
    • The fate of the hunter in Lumpy Duck Hunt. He loads his gun to fight, the dog covers the screen, and there's no evidence of what happened. Just the dog continuing to bark.
    • In Lumpy Super Mario Land Part 2, Mario is last seen running out of the Toad village with mutated Toads pursuing him. The last moment seen before the game shuts off is "THE HUNT BEGINS".
  • Undead Abomination: Lumpy Duck Hunt turns the Duck Hunt dog, which the hunter's memories confirm is dead by now, into a zombified monster that can still fetch the ducks he shoots.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Implied. Parappa's dialogue before fighting Kris alongside Batman in "Deltarune Chapter 2 SECRET BOSS - you won't believe who it is!!", implies that he doesn't want to kill them, but still goes through.
  • Western Zodiac: The theme of his Gorefield Horrorscopes collaborative series. Also included is the unofficial "thirteenth" zodiac sign, Ophiuchus.