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You don't have to think I'm right. I could be wrong. I could have come to the completely wrong conclusion about what this evidence suggests. but you can find it. It' s out there and it informs your perspective of everything, you know. Maybe some conservatives eat soy and that's fine. In fact, that is the case. I've looked it up and you know, isn't it all nice? Go to the evidence and maybe together we can all live in a beautiful world, soy or not. Any maybe we will be gentler and nicer that way. And if you don't, well I'll own you on the internet.

Harris "H.Bomberguy" Brewis is a left-wing Youtuber known for his videos about politics, and the intersections of politics and media (usually videogames).

HBomb grew into prominence after a series of videos mocking the strained development of The Sarkeesian Effect, the infamously bad documentary made by Youtube reactionaries. These days his videos can be divided into three different categories:

  • His political videos. They usually involve Hbomb responding to either a single or multiple videos from right-wing reactionaries on a general topic, while making a greater point on the topic itself.
  • His media analysis videos. Usually his longest videos (sometimes being feature-length), where Hbomb analyses various games, films, and television shows, which is made all the more interesting by Hbomb's somewhat controversial taste in media.
  • His gag videos, including his Serious Lore Analysis videos, where he gives a Dark Souls-like reading to the lore of games like Sonic and Mario; they often veer off into David Lynch-esque surreality, where the lines between serious analysis, bizarre comedy, and mind-fuckery are intentionally blurred.

As is case with his friend and fellow Youtube leftist, ContraPoints, humour plays a vital part of his videos. But whereas Contra has a dark and highly-polished sense of humor in her videos, Hbomb's humour is more goofy, with a strong streak of Stylistic Suck. Hbomb also often streams with his friends, Shaun and Jen, another big channel in left-wing Youtube.


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  • Adorkable: His on screen persona is very much this.
  • And I Must Scream: Played for laughs in A Second Look at Nintendo Switch, where he gets trapped in the Nintendo Switch.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kevin!
  • Ascended Fanboy: One of his biggest inspirations for his video series was Folding Ideas. Harris and Dan are now friends and collaborate frequently.
  • Bait-and-Switch: SERIOUS LORE ANALYSIS PART 3, titled "IS SONIC 2 AGAINST CAPITALISM?", initially seems to be a satirical analysis of Sonic 2, but then turns into a mix of a surprisingly serious analysis of how gamer comics such as Ctrl+Alt+Del are just manifestation of negative attitudes within the gaming community, and a terrifying, somewhat gorey, story about Harris coming to terms with how unneeded his Serious Lore Analysis videos are, and how he could do much more. Even though he's still going to do them.
  • Bi the Way: In his video on modern adaptions of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Hbomb relates his experiences with discovering his own bisexuality and how it effectively changed his views on the 2008 film Cthulhu.
  • Book Ends: His Bill Nye vs Pseudo-Science two part series begins with a takedown of Armored Skeptic's video, and then finishes with Armored Skeptic taking down a Steven Crowder video.
  • The Cameo: Like Contra, Hbomb often uses other left-leaning Youtubers as cameos in his videos.
    • Dan Olson from Folding Ideas has an on screen appearance in Pick Up Artistry: A Measured Response, where he talks about his attempt to infiltrate a Roosh V meet-up.
  • Corpsing: Sometimes when faced with something absolutely ridiculous, he can't help but laugh. A good example of this is him reading off a list of characters from The Dark Age of Comic Books in his video about how bad The Killing Joke movie was. He can barely get the phenomenally ridiculous "Bloodaxe" out.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: In 'Sargon's Petition: A Measured Response', he repeatedly stated how he wanted to corrupt Kevin's mind.
  • Damned by Faint Praise
    • Hbomb starts both his Fallout 3 analysis and his Sherlock analysis by talking about the positives, but in both instances he can't find much to write home about.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being English, Hbomb does this often and as cuttingly as possible.
    Hbomb: [as PewDiePie] Just one, tiny, multiple slip-ups, and then all the media had to do was report on it. Almost as if that's their job!
  • Despair Event Horizon: Not getting Doomfist's costume in Overwatch. Complete with Hbomb trying to sing Mad World.
  • Deus ex Machina: Parodied in Electionwatch 2017 with the money birds coming back home.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: invoked He mentions in an aside that he had bleached his hair for a video about Milo Yinnopolus, although he never got around to actually uploading the video.
  • Gainax Ending: SLA 3 ends with Hareton Splimby repeating Ethan's death speech from CAD while turning off a light switch. Then Loss gives birth to him and Sonic tells him "It's time." As Hareton screams "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssss!", we're told this is "Happy End".
  • Genre Shift: His Soy Boys: A Measured Response video suddenly turns into an escape story half way through. His Serious Lore Analysis 3 video cuts between him critiquing Ctrl+Alt+Del and a horror film.
  • Gilligan Cut: Done at the end of Antifeminism vs FACTS, where he says that not even Sargon of Akkad is dumb enough to have everyone he disagrees with banned from academia, followed by a shot of Sargon's petition to get Social Justice courses banned from universities.
  • Left It In: A reoccurring joke in the series is Hbomb using a really bad line and then mumbling to himself that he will need to change it later or that the take is bad.
  • Malaproper: From Electionwatch 2017: Crack open a boy with your cold ones.
  • Male Gaze: Explored in Power Fantasy, Male Objectification and Lady-Fanservice.
  • Not So Different: Points out in his "SERIOUS LORE ANALYSIS PART 3" video that PennyArcade shares the same lowbrow humor and annoying self-inserts as the much-maligned CtrlAltDel, with the implication that the latter is merely a more explicit showcase of the toxic aspects of the gaming community. At one point, he even shows that Ctrl+Alt+Del had its own convention similar to PAX.
  • Precision F-Strike: His Sherlock video contains multiple instances of "Fuck off" or "Fuck you, Steve."
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Dan Olson's attempt to infiltrate a Roosh V meet-up in Pick-Up Artists. He had to have an undercover account on Roosh V's forums, buy one of Roosh's books and then journey out to Calgary in the middle of winter... only to find out that no one else has bothered to show up.
  • Shout-Out: The reoccurring gag of him being hit in the face by sausages is a Shout Out to his friend, Lindsay Ellis.
  • Something Something Leonard Bernstein: Hbomb's rendition of Mad World involves him mumbling every second line.
  • Stepford Smiler: According to his Serious Lore Analysis video, Sonic the Hedgehog is one.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Parodied in his Nice Try, Paul video, which suddenly ends with the ominous image of Jeremy Corbyn after Hbomb threatens to take way choice and freedom from The UK.
  • This Loser Is You: The Halcyon Dreams video ends with the conclusion that we are much closer to the forgotten Rick Dyer than the beloved Don Bluth.
  • Transplant: The Angry Games Smasher, which he uses in The No Man's Sky Rant, originally appeared in Folding Ideas.
  • Unexplained Accent: Lindsay Ellis's impersonation of Roosh V is oddly... German.
  • Wrongfully Attributed: A big part of his Halcyon Dreams video is based on disposing the myth that Don Bluth was the main creative force behind Dragon's Lair and instead spends most of the time exploring the story of Rick Dyer, the man that actually came up with the ideas behind the game.

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