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"The world is too damn serious. This is the Kilian Experience. Comedic game reviews that makes you think about the meaning of life. Home of the Garbage Review"
—The description Kilian Experience gives for his youtube channel.

Kilian Experience is a Swedish review show which gives non-serious reviews of different video games. His hallmarks include liberal use of Insane Troll Logic, references to damn near anything he can think of, and a hefty dose of Alternative Character Interpretation. A playlist of the videos can be found here.

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Note: This page contains many unmarked spoilers of games that Kilian covers.

Games that Kilian Experience has "reviewed":

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Tropes Kilian Experience provides an example of:

  • Abusive Parents:
    • In Pokémon Ruby, Kilian states that Spike's parents hate her. They make her sit in the back of the moving van during the move to their house in Littleroot -which Kilian observes only has one bed because families in this world "are a bit too close" - then her mother throws her out of the house right away, then her father chews her out for not yet beating him.
    Norman: "Spike, you need to defeat eight Gym Leaders like me to gain access to the Pokemon League. And right now you're too awful to defeat me. I could defeat my dad when I was six. You are an embarrassment to our family, and to our ancestors, and I hate you."
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    • In Mario Tennis, Waluigi was raised by one of these.
    Official Nintendo Lore: "Waluigi is the bastard son of Nectarin. Every night his father would drown himself in liquor and beat him like a dog."
    Kilian: "What the fuck?! The manual for Mario Tennis did not mess around!"
  • Accent Adaptation: Most of the Avengers pick up rather weird accents in Kilian's attempts to show how Avengers: Endgame will go, including Captain America having a thick Southern drawl, Black Widow an absurd Russian accent, and Pepper Pots having an equally absurd New York accent.
    Kilian: "Before you ask, no I did not get the original actors to do their voices. It's actually me!"
  • The Ace:
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Frequently manages to accomplish impossible tasks through this. For instance, while playing Kerbal Space Program, he reasoned that, since the moon landing was faked, he would instead build a sound stage and fake the moon landing. Somehow, he managed to land the sound stage on the actual moon.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Silver in SoulSilver is turned into HrtGold (so named because he has a heart of gold), the friendliest trainer around, who works with Doctors Without Borders and often manages to quell Chamunda's anger and selfishness with his kind advice.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In "Garbage Retrospective To Harry Potter", Kilian discusses how adaptations gave Dumbledore a hair-trigger temper.
    Kilian: "Albus asks him about it. In the book, calmly. In the movie, he pushes him against the wall. In the game however, he doesn't say anything: Dumbledore just stabs him."
  • A Father to His Men: When escaping from his own prison in Prison Architect, Kilian states that he is unwilling to harm his own employees. (He's lying.)
  • The Ageless: Kilian claims to be this after beating Death in a game of karaoke. It's his explanation as to why he makes so many historical references; he doesn't keep track of what's relevant.
    Kilian: I'm no historians but I was there.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In "The Saddest Story Probably Ever", a gang of raiders called The Wedding Crashers was killed by the colony's turrets. Kilian reveals that every one of those raiders had abusive parents, and that one of them was a talented violinist.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Wine's mother is an alcoholic. So much so that she named her daughter after an alcoholic drink and her husband Cyrus left her because of it.
  • The Alleged Car: The Kilrari, a "slightly bigger car" (IT'S NOT AN RV), which has no windows, jams the signals of all phones inside, and contains a meth lab.
  • Alternate History Wank: In his Hearts of Iron "review", Hitler takes over almost the entire planet. The only two pockets of resistance are New Zealand and Delaware... which both defeat the Nazi Global Empire. In the ensuing peace, Estonia rules over Brazil, Finland rules over North Africa, Sweden became fascist, New Zealand still controls Australia, and North America is now controlled by "the Delawarian Empire.".
  • Anachronism Stew: In several videos, Kilian claims them to have been made some time ago (such as 2006 or 1989), but they still feature references to far more recent events alongside the genuinely timely ones. Sometimes this is handwaved.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: In Subnautica, Greenpeace comes to the water planet with the intention of killing Kilian in order to protect Marcus. He shoots down their ship with a giant alien laser.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Kilian describes the protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Unity as being a block of brie cheese.
    Kilian: "In it you play as brie cheese. They ask him to join the Assassins and he can't decline because Cheese doesn't have opinions. He's in love with a girl but she's a Templar and he's a dairy product."
  • Anti-Human Alliance: In "The Deadliest Zoo", Kilian snaps and tries breeding a race of dinosaurs to wipe out humanity. Grongo, a Brachiosaurus, stops him and then escapes.
  • Anyone Can Die: The death of Cedric in Harry Potter prompts this response, as he notes, terrified, that Seamus could die. (Naturally, this is the first and only time he even mentions Seamus in the video.)
  • Argentina Is Nazi-Land: After he defeats the Queen in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, he says that she should have fled to Argentina.
  • Artistic License – History:
    • During his "guide" to Stardew Valley, Kilian quoted "some Greek philosopher" as saying "First step is to dress nice if you want to make some motherfucking money!". He claims this person built the Colosseum note 
    • He guesses that Crusader Kings 2 takes place "before Pearl Harbor, I wanna say, in the 50s."
    • During his Game of Thrones video, he declares that "In the Middle Ages, soldiers were actually encouraged to hit on the king's wife." Suffice to say this doesn't work out for him.
    • His Europa Universalis IV video has him claim that Christmas was started by Augustus Caesar, who was quoted as saying "It's only fourteen years until the birth of Christ; let's get this party started!"
  • Artistic License – Medicine: About half of his Avengers video is dedicated to the assumption that allergies are caused by bacteria, when they're caused by an oversensitive immune system. Captain America attempts to point this out, before exploding.
  • "Ass" in Ambassador: Donnel Udina, the human ambassador in Mass Effect, is described as such:
    Kilian: "Hundreds of billions of people in the galaxy and he manages to be the biggest asshole!"
  • Assimilation Plot: Santa's plan is to take over the world with one. Kilian unsuccessfully attempts to stop him, before being assimilated by "Christmas Joy".
  • Ass Shove: Much of his Avengers video is dedicated to the tongue-in-cheek theory that Ant-Man could defeat Thanos by going inside his rectum and expanding to his original size. Antman ends up trying to do this to Thanos as payback for killing Pym and Hope... but he ends up doing to Captain America instead, obliterating the latter.
  • Author Avatar: Kilian usually portrays himself as a red panda in a tri-corn hat.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Often tries to go for these, including Dragazo the Conqueror, Spike, THE BAD, and Jeremiah Helldeathrider ("AND THEY TOOK HIS SON").
  • Ax-Crazy: Kilian describes a few characters as this.
    • Lucca in Chrono Trigger is a homicidal maniac. She doesn't rescue Chrono from execution out of concern for his safety - that was just an excuse to go on a rampage. Upon facing the Reptite her first suggestion is genocide.
    • Dragazo the conqueror, the rival in Pokémon Platinum, is "a mental case". The only reason Wine goes with him to get Pokemon is out of fear that he'll murder Professor Rowan.
    • The first plant monster in Super Mario Sunshine throws the severed heads of its family members at Mario, leading Kilian to conclude that it is "one sick son of a bitch".
    • In "Garbage Retrospective To Harry Potter", Hagrid tries to murder Harry and ropes others into this conspiracy.
    • Trent Shepherd in Mass Effect, is a ruthless Earthborn human and the son of a lawyer. He massacres the entire Feros colony just because one of the colonists makes fun of him.
    • Lance, the Pokemon Champion in SoulSilver, robs a small business and orders his Dragonite to use Hyper Beam against the business owner. Said business owner proceeds to bleed out and die in front of Chamunda. Chamunda defeats and kills Lance at the end, and nobody mourns him.
    Lance: "When you are the pokemon Champion, you are above the law!"
  • Back from the Brink: In Hearts of Iron'', Hitler has conquered the entire world apart from New Zealand and Delaware. Those two countries manage to defeat Hitler's empire and save the world.
  • Badass Gay: Duke Steven of Some Place - a genetically perfect leader (Genius, Attractive, Strong) with a good heart (kind, charitable) who was able to successfully defeat every attempt by Kilian's world-spanning empire to invade his island. He's also openly married to Mayor Hierotheos of Deuteron - Kilian's old chancellor.
  • Badass Pacifist:
    • Duke Steven of Some Place. Apart from being a Badass Gay who staves off all invasion attempts from Cornwall, he accomplishes this without any violence at all.
    • Melvin's only "defeat" in his entire career as a champion of Chaos was a mosquito, but he manages to succeed where Archaon failed and throw the world into chaos.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The beginning part of his Game of Thrones video has him talking about how sad it was when the show killed off its main character, who was always such a good guy, and always helping people out... and then reveals he was talking about Tywin Lannister rather than Ned Stark.
    • After his escape plan seems to go to shit, Kilian monologues about how he's going to be stuck in prison for the rest of his life... Only for him to point out the character in his jail cell is Killian (Kilian with 2 Ls). He then goes on to describe how he actually escaped.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comparison:
    "It was pretty weird going from Dark Souls to Mario Sunshine, because one of them is this ruthless unforgiving game that makes you want to destroy your controller, and the other one is Dark Souls.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Spoofed in these videos. According to Kilian, he causes the presidency of Barack Obama, the invention of the internet, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the eventual bankruptcy of Rare Entertainment.
  • Berserk Button:
    Kilian: "When I see a potato in a medieval game it makes my fucking blood boil!"
    • Referring to the "Kilrari" as an RV causes him to devolve into colorful insults.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • In his video "World's Best Smash Bros Player", Nintendo of Japan responds to Kilian's request in an email written in Japanese. Bilingual viewers will recognize the text of the email to be... a section of the Wikipedia page for futanari.
    • According to his video on "Crab Expert Prepares The Perfect Crab", Kilian is the sous chef at the restaurant "Oskalad Brödrost", which means "peeled toaster" in Swedish.
  • Bi the Way: In Fallout 4, Jeremiah Helldeathrider marries a male institute terminator after his wife dies.
    Institute Terminator: "The answer is yes: I will become Mrs. Helldeathrider."
    Kilian: "W-what?"
    Narrator: "And so the hero married."
  • Blatant Lies: Extremely frequent, but his Nintendo Entertainment System video is particularly worth noting for its transparent attempts at claiming that it was made in the 80s (among other things, Kilian refers to himself as "80s Kilian").
  • Blue and Orange Morality:
  • Boisterous Weakling: Kilian is extremely proud of his skills at gaming, even though his actual record is scattershot to say the least. (Rule of Funny means his skills can vary, and he's at times rather good, but he's also flopped out on Easier Than Easy difficulty more than once.)
  • Boomerang Bigot: In his Prison Architect video, one of the prisoners, Adre Gulleford, is "the sole member of this prison's Aryan Alliance." Adre Gulleford is also black. Kilian simply muses "No... I don't know if he knows." Later on, he punches the very white leader of the Ebony Panthers, starting "a distracting and confusing riot."
  • Born Lucky: Harry Potter is described as having fallen into luck potion as a baby, giving him "the power of main character." Drinking Felix Felicis creates no change whatsoever.
  • Brain Bleach: When Flynn gets captured and taken to the Ring of Booty, Kilian at first thinks it's a pirate thing. It's actually a Night Elf Orgy.
    Kilian: "NOPE! NOT LIKE THAT! AH MY EYES!"*later* "That was nasty! Night Elf Druids need Jesus!"
  • Brick Joke:
    • Briefly at the beginning of "Best Theme Park Ever", he mentions that theme parks were invented by The Reptilians to distract humans. The end of the video showed that it was his plan all along that the video would distract you so the Reptilians could take over.
    • "This Is Archaon The Everchosen" begins with Archaon dying of constipation (from eating his enemies raw). It ends with his replacement Melvin dying of constipation (from not eating enough garlic bread).
    • In his Half-Life review, he claims the game is a ripoff of Die Hard because they both have a mostly-untrained guy crawling around in vents with a machine gun after a sudden invasion. Near the end of the video, the Nihilanth explains that the invasion was just a ruse to steal $640 million in bearer bonds inside Black Mesa's vault.
  • The Caligula: When he becomes king in Skyrim. His other positions of authority also often result in this.
    Kilian: Now, I'm High King. And I'm not gonna be a tyrant. (beat) I changed my mind.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit":
    • Kilian calls a Rachni a Crayfish before correcting himself. Subverted moments later, when the Rachni reveals that they actually call themselves Space Lobsters.
    • Throughout his Pokemon Platinum video, he claims that all Pokemon are birds, because they lay eggs. At one point, he forgets that Magmar is a bird, even though it actually is meant to be a bird.
  • Call-Back:
    • In his "Top 5 Zelda Facts I Just Made Up", he claims that the CD-I games were actually universally acclaimed at launch, and are only remembered as bad due to a widespread Nintendo smear campaign. In "The Worst Games of All Time", he considers doing the CD-I Zelda games, but then goes "No, I said bad games, not masterpieces."
    • In "World's Best Smash Bros Player," Kilian complained that he doesn't know how to triple jump and that no-one wanted to teach him how. In the sequel, "How I Became The Best Smash Player In The World," he finally learns how when he became the world's best Smash player after beating the level 2 Pichu bot and achieving Ultimate Tax Evasion.
  • Call-Forward: In “Garbage Retrospective To Harry Potter”, he states at the beginning that he likes Fred, but not so much George, except for his left ear. By Deathly Hallows, Fred dies and George’s left ear is slashed off via dark magic (much to Kilian’s disappointment).
  • Catchphrase: "And that is the Kilian Experience."
  • Charles Atlas Superpower:
    • In "How To Defeat Medium Bots", in a Shout-Out to Hunter × Hunter, he plays seven million matches of Counter-Strike Global Offensive against the easy AI. This leads to him becoming "a CS:GO god", capable of running at the speed of game sound, jumping kilometers, triple-wielding shotguns, seeing in four dimensions, and planting the bomb on hostage maps.
    • He repeats the feat in his Subnautica video, where a Training Montage makes him strong enough to kill Marcus with a knife.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • About halfway into "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim", Sven announces "I know a lizard!" It seems like him just being a Talkative Loon, but later on, he proclaims "I know a Japanese guy!" in response to a siege. Turns out said Japanese guy is Godzilla.
    • At the beginning of his Stardew Valley video, he specifically calls out that he's going to keep the thing he wrote for "Favorite Thing" a secret, so he can use it for The Reveal later. He wrote "No, it's not Hell."
  • Chess with Death: How Kilian was able to obtain immortality, according to him.
    "Well, when you challenge Death, just remember: he's not very good at karaoke."
  • Child Soldiers: Claims that if you didn't play Spyro: Year of the Dragon as a child then you might as well have been one of these.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Italy's historical habit of this comes up in his Hearts of Iron video. Kilian announces that he's gonna need at least one of the Axis Powers to switch sides if he wants to have a chance against Hitler. In the middle of his sentence, Mussolini sends a request to join the alliance, prompting Kilian to exasperatedly note "at least let me finish."
  • Combo Platter Powers: In "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim", due to Kilian outlawing every other religion and declaring Talos to be the One True Faith, Talos ends up assuming the mantles of every other deity. This gets complicated.
    "We shall sacrifice him to the volcano god... Talos. So he can be judged by the death god... also Talos."
  • Comically Missing the Point:
  • Commander Contrarian: Kilian loves to take these positions - for instance, in the midst of backlash against the preorder model, he did "Why You Should Preorder Every Game." Equally, he loves to use Insane Troll Logic to defend these opinions.
    "'But my favorite Youtubers told me to dislike preorders!' Okay, picture your favorite Youtubers. Have you ever seen them in the same room as Hitler?"
  • Conspicuous Consumption:
    • Offshore Resort, a theme park with meat bistros that serve animals hunted to extinction, porta-potties the size of mansions, and a converted aircraft carrier with a roller coaster built into it, which is fully-armed to deal with protestors. The theme park flops, because nobody was willing to pay the one-million-dollar entry fee.
    • Kilian's explicit motivation for buying a solid gold pickaxe in Stardew Valley was that, given that gold is useless for such a purpose, only someone Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense would bother.
  • Cop Killer: In "Garbage Retrospective To Harry Potter", Kilian sees the Dementors as being legitimate police officers of the wizarding world. As such, he's horrified when Harry seemingly kills one.
  • Crack Defeat: Manages to set up a situation where, to be named the best Super Smash Bros. Melee player in the world, the only thing he had to do was defeat a single AI set to the second lowest difficulty and playing as Pichu while he himself was using hacked-in boss character Master Hand (who shouldn't even be able to lose in the chosen gamemode). One offscreen Curb-Stomp Battle later, and a low-level Pichu bot was declared the best Melee player in the world.
  • Crappy Carnival:
    • "Best Theme Park Ever" shows Kilian try to make a good dozen amusement parks, which all fail due to Kilian's laughably bad management. Highlights include a communism-themed park (which had overlong lines and grey buildings), a park for rich people (where admittance cost a million dollars), a libertarian-themed park with a hands-off ruler (which was completely empty) and a retro theme park (what he called "Video Rental World").
    • "The Deadliest Zoo" is Kilian in control of a Jurassic Park island, which naturally turns into this before long. The dinosaurs attack each other and escape their exhibits constantly, and it's noted that Kilian can only stay in the black by selling their corpses for food. Turns into an Amusement Park of Doom towards the end, where he decides to use the dinosaurs to declare war on humanity.
  • Cultured Badass: Subverted. In his "review" of Pokemon Ruby, Kilian states that he is a big fan of classical art ... and that his favorite form of this is memes from 2006.
  • Damned by Faint Praise:
    • His description of the various endings of Shadow the Hedgehog was that they were... "goo—um... all of them, endings."
    • When discussing Castle in Rainbow Six Siege, he noted that many people online called him "good in the right hands, which is another way of saying he's terrible."
  • Darker and Edgier:
  • Dark and Troubled Past: How Mass Effect: Andromeda was made. Allegedly the writers have never talked to another human before and the development lead's parents were killed by animators.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Melvin, who takes over from Archaon, is an Actual Pacifist, a vegetarian, respectful of other cultures, and tends to get people on his side through genuine promises. This is despite the setting much preferring Chaos Is Evil.
  • Deal with the Devil: According to him, Majora's Mask was created on a short deadline through one (as was Ocarina of Time). The price in both cases was that they would have to put the Devil in the game - who, incidentally, looks exactly like Kaepora Gaebora.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Occurs between Altair and Robert de Sablé after their fatal duel. Altair even feels guilty for killing Robert, and Robert actually uses his last words to assuage Altair's guilt.
    Altair: "I guess we have a lot in common. Now I feel like shit for killing ya."
    Robert de Sablé: "Don't Altair, my new friend. The thing is; sometimes you're flush, sometimes you're bust. And when you're up, it never feels as good as it seems. And when you're down you think you'll never get back up again. But life goes on."
    Altair: "Goodbye, my friend."
  • Defecting for Love: Hierotheos of Deuteron, Kilian's Chancellor in CKII, defected from Cornwall to the Duchy of Some Place after falling in love with and marrying it's leader Steven.
  • Defector from Decadence: In "Kilians Game Of The Year 2017", Kilian complains about how the single player campaign is from the viewpoint of an Imperial Pilot but ends with her defecting to the Rebel Alliance. He then states that his dream campaign would involve Iden Versio remaining on the side of the Galactic Empire and shouting "Rebel Scum" to a Rebel Firing Squad.
  • Deprogram: Kilian does this to nine Crimson Cultists in Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: In Prison Architects, when Kilian learns that one of his prisoners is in for pirating video games he refers to the man as a "sick fuck", ramps up security, and installs an electric chair to execute prisoners.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In "Potatoes In Video Games Offend Me", Kilian stated that it was a deal-breaker for a game in a medieval setting to have potatoes unless it also has a mountainous rain forest and a llama. He has to play the game from beginning to end, three times, in order to verify whether or not it meets the requirements. Of course Kilian complains throughout about there being only one overworld theme song.
  • Dirty Coward: Kilian typically only plays heroically when he has to.
    • In Dragon Age: Origins, The Warden Friskies pesters the Prince into dying in his place.
    • In Hearts of Iron, after the Axis has defeated and conquered the entire world, New Zealand (Kilian's Faction) first tries joining the Axis and only fights against them AFTER the Axis refuses to accept them.
  • Dirty Old Man: Kilian suggests that King Guardia XXI is this, as he considers it unreasonable for the King to mistake Marle for Queen Leene, as Marle is ten years younger than Leene.
    Kilian: "Let's be honest here: the King knows, the King doesn't care."
  • Doorstopper: Invoked by Tolkien.
    Tolkien: "You know how fantasy is for children?"
    Publisher: "Uhh ..."
    Publisher: "What?!"
    Tolkien: "It's a musical?"
    Publisher: "What?!"
    Tolkien: "You need to read this bible to understand it!"
    Publisher: "Why?!"
  • Driven to Suicide: In "Garbage Guide To Zelda Wind Waker Story", after Tetra gets kidnapped Toon Link realizes all the work he'll have to do and jumps off a cliff in an attempt to end it all. Tetra catches him instead.
  • Easily Conquered World: In both his Total War: Warhammer videos and his Crusader Kings II video, neither Melvin nor Cornwall has much trouble with taking over the entire planet... well, except for Steven. Subverted in his Civilization V video, where he promises to take over the world in a handful of turns as a nation whose primary trait is having no real military - and fails miserably.
    • The machinima "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim" is about exactly that; not only do a quartet of dimwitted Scandinavians manage to lay low most of Tamriel, but they do it all in a single night. Hammerfell even gets conquered just because a bar there was still open, with the takeover finishing up well before closing time.
  • Easy Logistics: In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, the Rabbit is able to steal and hide 150 eggs in three minutes.
  • The Empire: In "Pokemon Go - The Best Team", Kilian describes Team Valor as this while encouraging others to join said team.
    Kilian: "Obviously I tried to make this guide as unbiased as possible, so Team Mystic if you want to be surrounded by people who won't shut up about eco-friendly Pokeballs, Team Instinct if you want to hear conversations about how good Discovery Channel is now, and Team Valor if you don't want to disappoint your ancestors. And if you're a pure-blood trainer. Also Fire Lord Ozai did nothing wrong."
  • Entertainingly Wrong: He concludes, upon meeting Shaun in Fallout 4, that, given that the Institute is capable of making Ridiculously Human Robots, they could easily have simply made a robot that looks like an older version of him. He doesn't realize he's wrong until he's fired his revolver into Shaun's bleeding head.
  • Epic Fail: Whenever he attempts to do something easy, you can count on him to fail it, typically involving an AI on the lowest level of difficulty. Conversely, whenever he tries to do something really hard or deliberately fail at something, he'll usually succeed with ridiculous ease.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: Kilian has claimed that radiation is a hoax "made up by the radiation suit industry", and dedicated segments of his videos to how Boston, Washington DC, and London were fictional cities. One of his videos also implies he thinks Denmark is strictly from the TV show Vikings, and not a real place. A friend of his, who claimed to be one of Europe's top physicists (and attempted to disprove gravity), doesn't believe in dolphins. Kilian doesn't see this as discrediting him because "that's not physics."
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite doing some bad things in his reviews, Kilian still has his standards.
    • Pokémon FireRed
      • He is disgusted with his rival Clint E. for challenging him to a duel in a cemetery.
      • He is angry at Sabrina for naming her gym the Psychic Gym, believing this is disparaging towards people with mental illnesses. At first Kilian skips her gym in protest; after being told he must win a badge from there to continue he still doesn't beat her, instead he frees all her patients and snags the necessary badge while doing so.
    • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
      • Kilian is repulsed by Moneybags selling you prisoners of wars and stating that you can do "anything you want" with them, stating that "He is one sick sick bear!" He later predicts that the Bear was going to eat the Prisoners if Spyro didn't free them.
      • Kilian does not accept Bianca's Heel–Face Turn because she mutilated an innocent man and turned him into a monster. Or as he puts it, "That is some serious Mengele shit!"
      • Kilian isn't impressed with the world where wizards turned all the animals into crystals, telling the wizard "That's fucked up. You're a Monster!"
    • Despite having himself run a Hellhole Prison, he recognized Azkaban as a deeply screwed-up place.
    • He quickly realizes after tooling around with the idea of a snowy theme park with an electricity theme that calling it "White Power" is a terrible idea.
    • World of Warcraft
      • Kilian accepts with mild disappointment that he's a war-criminal after helping Sylvanas burn the World Tree and using chemical weapons in the following battle. However he is still disgusted when Rastakhan orders him to murder the Crimson Clan cultists and the dock thugs, refusing both orders and non-violently disbands the cult.
    Kilian: "We can help them escape the cult you psychos!" *later* "I slaid the Blood Cult ... with Love!"
  • Everyone Is Gay: A Freeze-Frame Bonus in "Is Shadow the Hedgehog The Best Game Ever?" reveals that Kilian's been reading War and Peace (apparently, no relation to the book), a 560,000-word fanfic whose summary details Sonic, Shadow, Tails, Knuckles, Rouge (noted to have gone through HRT) and Doctor Robotnik all shagging. "It's a lot of shagging."
  • Evil Is Petty: The leader of Team Magma, Maxie, states that using lava to create more landmass is just a harmless hobby... and that he wants a man in his golf club to stop bragging about a beach house.
  • Exact Words: Shows up sometimes.
    Kilian: "I love the trilogy. Mass Effect 2 was amazing and Mass Effect 3 promised an ending we would never forget. They didn't lie!"
    Kilian: "Ruby has a lot of water. I wouldn't lower a review score because of it because that's stupid!" (later) "I liked Ruby, but it needs way more water! 1 out of 10 worst game ever!"
  • Excrement Statement: Tetra only lets Toon Link ride on her ship after the bird postman threatens to make her ship uncleanable.
  • The Faceless: Downplayed. Kilian doesn't show his real face on his normal videos, instead preferring to use his Author Avatar of a red panda. However, he has shown his face a few times on his subreddit, and in a Brick Joke payoff video on his other channel.
    • His status as such is lampshaded when he does a Spit Take joke in "The Most Secure Prison in the World." He explains the joke, and then admits it probably would've been a better visual gag.
  • False Friend: When escaping from his own prison in Prison Architect, Kilian recruits five other prisoners [[note]]Will McCord, Adre Gulliford, Timmy Grant, Frank Leyshan, Mr. GruntelSkoppi to help and to escape with him. In reality he's using them and his plan involves them all being killed.
  • Fantastic Aesop: Believes that Shadow the Hedgehog was trying to show the folly of the government for relying on superpowered hedgehogs, and the absurdity of racism against black aliens that aren't actually black.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    Kilian: "I'm not an android-ist: I own an android! But I do think they should all be scrapped!"
  • Fascist, but Inefficient: In "This is Archaon the Everchosen", this is revealed to be the case for the Empire. Emperor Karl Franz I dedicates all the nation's tax dollars to military development and leaves its actual infrastructure in tatters, and the only thing keeping it together is fearmongering about Chaos being a threat. When Melvin shows up to the battlefield alone, demanding a peaceful debate, the Empire collapses almost instantly and Karl is killed by his own men.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Kilian considers being labelled a "casual" to be this.
  • Faux Horrific: In the Mass Effect recap, Shepard's visions are noted to include "Protheans dying, and then... the 80s. Both things were equally horrible."
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Kilian losing on his first try to medium-difficulty bots in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive makes the front page of every single CS:GO site, in every language, including Esperanto, becomes international news on CNN, and causes the White House to issue a statement.
  • Firing One-Handed: In his Fallout 4 video, he claims that the least realistic part of the game is that anyone would hold a revolver with two hands. A person attempts to point out the advantages of shooting two-handed, at which Kilian shouts that people who don't hold revolvers one-handed have no self-respect.
  • The Fool: Melvin, a Chaos Champion who conquers the entire world of Warhammer Fantasy through a mixture of blind luck, unexpected kindness, and everyone else being incredibly dumb.
  • Forever War: The war between Denmark, Songhai, Canada, the Aztec Empire, and Venice in "Worst Civilization 5 Deity Strategy" lasts 271 turns and just under 400 ingame years.
  • For Want of a Nail: In the Hearts of Iron 4 video, New Zealand declaring independence causes the United Kingdom to be conquered by Nazi Germany, followed by the USSR, and the United States capitulating. Kilian muses that without New Zealand, Britain was basically defenseless.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: How Kilian interprets the execution of Ezio's father and brothers. Ezio's father and older brother were both assassins, and therefore murderers (or accomplices to murder) who deserved to die. And his younger brother ? Well, he was selling military secrets to France.
    Ezio's Dad: "Ezio, Idiota! Can't you see I'm locked up."
    Ezio: "But you're innocent, right?"
    Ezio's Dad: "Mmmmmnnnnnnn"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Whenever Kilian puts up a picture of a news article, you can count on it to be mostly fabricated and to feature a good number of jokes where the article should be. A fair number even chide the viewer for pausing and reading the whole thing.
    • In his efforts to contact various Nintendo branches to get a tournament going, one can see several that don't exist, including Nintendo ISS, Nintendo Czechoslovakia, Nintendo Sealand, and Nintendo DPRK.
  • French Jerk: Ubisoft is represented as a stereotypical French mannote  with the company's logo for a face. He orders Ubisoft Montreal to make Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag just so they can kill Englishmen and Spaniards. Later, Ubisoft orders Ubisoft Montreal to release Assassin's Creed: Unity a year before it was finished.
  • Freud Was Right: Apparently, Sokolov was working with erectile dysfunction before he became a rocket scientist, since they're "surprisingly similar." They needed him because President Johnson reportedly noted that "I need my rocket to go up."
  • Friendly Rivalry: In "Garbage Guide To Pokemon SoulSilver", Kilian downright reveres Chamunda's rival HrtGold. In turn HrtGold tells Chamunda not to let others judge her choice of starter Pokemon, is seen helping others, and Kilian is downright heartbroken when he expresses disappointment in Chamunda for seemingly joining Team Rocket. Of course he still seems to forgive Chamunda afterwards.
  • Funny Animal: Sheep in Kilian's "review" of Hearts of Iron. New Zealand drafts them to fight in the military, and one even becomes Prime Minister.
  • The Generic Guy: Soldier 76 from Overwatch
  • Godwin's Law of Time Travel: At one point Kilian accuses Overwatch Character Tracer of desiring to invoke this.
    Kilian: "Tracer can't even go far back in time to, like, stop Hitler. Or, you know, Help Hitler! Wouldn't surprise me!"
  • G-Rated Drug: In his Stardew Valley video, Kilian made most of his fortune off selling mayonnaise, which is described in the exact same fashion as cocaine, including being shut down by the DEA, Colombians "taking their cut", and lines like "everyone was doing it."
  • Great Escape: Kilian manages to escape from his own prison. In doing so he sets it on fire, gets his five friends killed, and starts a riot that gets over two hundred prisoners killed.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: In Divinity: Original Sin II, the game gets reset by a genie to "revive" everyone Kilian killed so he can get the "pacifist" ending.
    We wake up on a ship with a feeling of Déjà Vu. Why am I level 30 with every upgrade?
  • Guile Hero: How Kilian tries to make his character in Dragon Age: Origins. Naturally, the closest thing he comes to fulfilling that promise is managing to weaponize his poor rap skills.
    Kilian: "Like most RPGs you get XP and levels. When you level up you get attribute points. I never invested Strength or Dexterity; never needed them in real life, won't need them here. I put all my points in cunning: this is a Warden ready for the 21st century."
  • Greed: In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro ultimately succumbs to this by massacring looters and refusing to give the money he took from the Queen back to the people she stole it from.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?: In a light jab at Dumbledore's Word of Gay and the series's recent controversies with failing to raise it above subtext, Dumbledore casually mentions in the Harry Potter video that he has a younger boyfriend in Glasgow and asks how fast his boyfriend moved on after he dies.
  • Hellhole Prison:
    • Kilian's Prison proves to be one of these. It's common for prisoners to die in riots, and snipers kill anyone who tries to escape.
    • In the Harry Potter World, the magical government locks people up and tortures them for the rest of their lives. Kilian considers it a backwards place.
  • He's Just Hiding!: invokedKilian declares that in the "real ending" of Fallout 3, it's revealed that your dad somehow survived being locked in an area full of lethal radiation. "He beat up Death and came back to life."
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: In Kilian's "review" of Hearts of Iron, Hitler and FDR both receive this. The former manages to take over almost the entire world for a few years, while the latter managed to retake the entire United States from just Delaware.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Kilina describes Julius Caesar as being "the most beloved person in the world" and "ancient Tom Hanks".
  • Hollywood Hacking: Parodied in "How To Hack Overwatch."
    "This [blue-tinted starfield] is what the inside of a server looks like. What you see in front of you is not stars, that's programming. Each one of those white dots is one code."
    "Overwatch has a Javascript mainframe firewall! How?! That's military-grade technology!"
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Most of the times Kilian "sings," he's off-rhythm and monotone. The major exception is the "PUBG ways to die" joke from "Garbage Guide to PUBG," where he reveals surprising talent.
  • Hope Spot: The end of "The Saddest Story Probably Ever" is a surprisingly brutal one. For context, a fire has just destroyed the colony where the whole story takes place, and the final survivor has gone inside to try to rebuild.
    He opened the door and SURPRISE! Everyone was fine! It was all just an elaborate ruse for a fun surprise party! This... these are the hallucinations of a cold and starving man.
  • How We Got Here: The Pokémon SoulSilver review starts with the protagonist having reached the Pokémon League, and then flashes back with each battle to explain how she got the Pokémon that won it for her.
  • Hufflepuff House: He describes both the Trope Namer and Ravenclaw as this, next to "Salazar Slytherin and CHAD GRYFFINDOR."
  • Hypocritical Humor: Used in several videos as the source of his jokes.
    • With regard to puns. He complains about a gym leader having a punny name in Pokémon Ruby, but makes puns himself in many other videos.
    • In his Dark Souls retrospective he describes Gwyn as being "generic" and insists the viewer remembers who Gwyn is because he will not remind the viewer about him. Everytime Gwyn is ever mentioned after the intro however, he describes him as "Gwyn, you know, the guy from the opening".
    • When talking about Junkrat in Overwatch, he claims that Junkrat is annoying, overpowered, and nobody likes players of him. Conversely, he says of Bastion that "success breeds jealousy."
  • I Am Not Shazam: Invoked frequently, including with Bioshock and Fallout 3 (where he went so far as to name the protagonist "Fallout 3.") He also thinks that Doctor Manhattan's name was "Blue Watchmen." Subverted in "Top 5 Legend Of Zelda Facts I Totally Didn't Make Up 10 Minutes Ago," where he claims that the protagonist's name was Zelda, the entire time... as in, "Zelda, the entire time." Apparently, this was scrapped because the NES can't render commas. This was also the case with "Ms. Metroid and Lylatwars McCloud."
  • Ignored Epiphany: When the main character (apparently Kilian) of "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim" dies, he meets his god, Talos, and asks him if he is the One True Faith. Talos simply responds "No." Kilian then prepares to murder him for being a heretic.
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked:invoked In his review of Spyro: Year of the Dragon, he reserved special loathing for Bently's Boxing Match, to the point of playing Ominous Latin Chanting over it. When he reviewed the remastered version, he realized it had been tweaked to be less difficult. He was disgusted, as he had nostalgic feelings for hating the boxing match and raging at it, and considered the game to be cathartic "rage fuel."
  • I Love the Dead: One of the prisoners in Kilian's prison, Will McCord, is in for necrophilia. Kilian thinks this to be "what, like a necromancer?"
    • As it turns out, Kilian was fully aware what it actually meant, and part of his plan to escape is deliberately let him into the prison morgue, where the guards would be so distracted "Pulling him away" that they wouldn't notice Kilian escaping.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Hrtgold, the rival in Pokemon SoulSilver. He tells Chamunda not to let other people judge her choice of starter Pokemon, he helps an old man smile again for the first time in a long time, and he pays off Kent's debts so Kent can stop working for Team Rocket.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: When encountering Marcus in Subnautica, Kilian says "Did I leave the stove on? Yeah—yeah, I left the stove on!"
  • Informed Attractiveness: One of the things that makes Kilian dislike Steven is that he has the trait "Attractive", despite looking like this.
  • Insistent Terminology: "What Is The Future Car?" focuses on Kilian building a "future car" that is very clearly an RV. Any attempt to point this out results in angry ranting and insults followed by politely explaining that "it's just a slightly bigger car."
  • Interpol Special Agent: Looker in Pokémon Platinum, who basically subcontracts saving the world to the Player Character.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Plenty of his videos feature this, in particular "Why Video Games Should Be Banned" (which claimed that League of Legends losing popularity at the same time as cigarettes "can't be a coincidence") and "Why You Should Preorder Every Game" (which argued that games that are broken at launch should be seen as fixer-uppers and players are just being lazy for not learning to do so). He also angrily claimed that the starting knife in Counter-Strike Global Offensive was obviously the rarest knife, because in every video he'd seen people talking about rare knives, nobody was using it.
  • Insurance Fraud: When playing Mass Effect, Kilian suspects a colony is only pretending to be under attack for this reason. When he arrives and sees fighting he admits this probably isn't the case.
  • Intrepid Merchant: In Subnautica, Kilian plans on repairing and selling his escape pod. When he finds the Alien Facility, he plans on turning it into a hotel.
  • It's All About Me: Kilian thinks this is why the French people in Assassin's Creed: Unity all have English Accents; he theorizes that Ubisoft Montreal wanted everyone to think that French Canadians were the only French speakers.
  • It's Up to You
    "To get the second sunshine, we have to face this thing. Nowhere in my bloody punishment does it say I have to kill giant plant monsters. I hate being the main character."
    • He also comments on this in Pokemon Platinum, in relation to the main character, a kid, having to stop Team Galactic's terrorist attacks, rather than the adults.
  • It Will Never Catch On: "Garbage Retrospective Of Nintendo Entertainment System", which was (supposedly) made in The '80s, is full of this. Things Kilian stated would fail include Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and The Internet. In fact, he was so incensed at the trailers for Die Hard depicting "a TV actor fighting terrorists" that he swore he'd mail his video collection to Romania if it was successful (given that the video was supposedly rediscovered in the hands of a former Romanian President, it seems he followed through). Conversely, he thought that Excite Bike would last forever.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim", the main character, upon becoming High King, announces that he's not gonna be a tyrant. One second later, he says "I've changed my mind!"
  • Kissing Cousins: Dialga appeared in Eternia City ages ago and told everyone there to marry their cousins (which they suspect may have been added to the legend later).
  • Kraken and Leviathan: Marcus!
  • Metaphorgotten: Kilian describes Cassandra Pentaghast with one.
    Kilian: "She's like ... a Tank. Hard on the outside, but cozy and sweet on the inside."
  • Lethal Chef: Kilian's attempt at a recipe: a crab boiled in Pepsi Max soda for three hours. In the same video, he recommends cooking a baguette upside-down, and making French white wine by mixing American red wine with Turkish yogurt (which somehow worked).
  • Logic Bomb: He attempts to defeat an Institute Terminator with one. It results in the Terminator proposing marriage.
  • Loophole Abuse: Kilian's prison banned planning montages, but it didn't ban explanation montages, which is how he escaped his own prison.
  • Lost in Transmission: When he says Mute's name in Rainbow Six Siege, the audio mutes while the footage keeps playing. About ten seconds later, the audio comes back with "-te, so don't play him. And that midget is still decapitated."
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Cyrus states that he is Wine's father. Kilian does not find this surprising as there are few men on the island.
  • Master Race: Dwarf the Dwarf was named after his race because his parents were nationalists.
  • Militaries Are Useless: He takes this view on the NCR, who, despite having thousands of soldiers with assault rifles, seemingly can't manage to take down convicts armed with tire irons or teenagers dressed as Romans. Eventually, he ends up letting them have Hoover Dam out of pity if they admit that broccoli is actually pretty great. It's noted that the NCR troopers at Primm refuse to enter the gang hideout even after all the gangsters are dead, "because corpses might fight back or something."
  • Misplaced Accent: Kilian States that this trope is his biggest complaint about Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game, he claims, gives English accents to all the characters despite taking place in France. Even the French Version, according to Kilian, uses English Accents. Kilian claimed Ubisoft Montreal did this on purpose to convince people that only French Canadians speak French.
    Ah, sacrebleu innit!"
  • Moby Schtick: In Subnautica, Kilian makes it his mission to hunt Marcus despite the fact that his actual game goal is to escape the planet. He even quotes Moby-Dick several times, and at one point mentions the book ... and how he didn't read it ... because it's long and "boring".
  • Mood Whiplash: "Crab Expert Prepares The Perfect Crab" starts out as an incredibly silly video demonstrating Kilian's Lethal Chef efforts, then in its last part, becomes a surprisingly sincere speech about pouring your heart into your work while never letting it show in the final result.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Quite frequent, but "How To Beat Medium Bots - CS:GO" in particular elevates a fairly basic challenge into a life-or-death battle for the sake of humanity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Subnautica, Kilian's spaceship crashed on the planet because he didn't turn his cellphone off.
  • Noble Bigot: Kilian is prejudiced against Gothenburgers, stating that they shouldn't be allowed in the military.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In the Mass Effect recap, Kilian announces "The ship did it! ...No, really." This is indeed the actual plot twist - that being, Saren's ship is the Reaper Sovereign and the true mastermind behind the game's story, but out of context, it sounds exactly like the sort of thing Kilian would make up.
  • N-Word Privileges: When summarizing Harry Potter, Kilian describes Harry at one point affectionately calling his muggle-born friends as mud-bloods.
  • Obligatory War-Crime Scene: When Sylvanas orders the burning of the World Tree (which was full of civilians), and then orders the use of chemical weapons in a battle shortly afterwards, Kilian states that now they're both war-criminals.
  • Obvious Beta: Assassin's Creed: Unity.
    Ubisoft HQ: "How long until that France game?"
    Ubisoft Montreal: "A year and a half maybe?"
    Ubisoft HQ: "Okay. Release it tomorrow!"
  • Obviously Evil: In Kilian's guide to Mass Effect, Saren uses this as a defense when Shepherd reveals that a witness accused him of attacking a human colony... and has a video recording of him in the act, and semen samples. Later on, a recording is found in which Saren not only admits to the crime but also states his name and social security number.
    Saren: "Council, if I was evil, I would hide it. Currently, I both look and sound evil."
  • Offing the Offspring: In Fallout 4, Jeremiah Helldeathrider shot Shaun in the head after mistaking him for a synth. He felt no remorse for this as Shaun became a scientist instead of a carpet salesman.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During his Crusader Kings 2 video, he resolves to take over the world as the tiny English kingdom of Cornwall, noting that it could take hours. One Gilligan Cut later, and he controls almost the entire known world.
    "That took twenty minutes. Cornwall is surprisingly overpowered."
  • Older Than They Look:
    • Toon Link looks like he's ten, but Kilian guesses that he's actually forty-five.
    • In his review of the Lord of the Rings, Kilian regularly reminds the viewers that fresh-faced Frodo Baggins is in his 50s.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Dwarf the Dwarf exterminates an entire island worth of people ... several times.
    Kill Count (by end of video): 684241
  • One Steve Limit: He renames Henry from Kingdom Come: Deliverance to Pilsner because he already made a video about a guy named Henry.
  • One True Faith: "Four Dudes Conquer Skyrim" has establishing one as the main character's motivation.
  • Only in It for the Money: The Inquisition in Dragon Age: Inquisition was founded as a get-rich-quick scene.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: One of the few times Kilian has ever broken character is the end of "First Dark Souls Remastered Speedrun", where he makes it very clear how annoying gathering the footage for that particular video was.
    Kilian: It took four hours to beat this fucking boss with a club. Seriously, I have four hours of footage of just running in this oversized ashtray.
  • Oop North: In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Tatl speaks with a Northern British accent and calls The Skull Kid "A fuckin' wanker!".
  • Pacifist Run: Kilian attempts one in "The Extremely Overpowered Dwarf". He fails.
  • Pædo Hunt:
    • There are two gags about this in Pokémon Platinum. The company that makes watches also makes a Pedometer. Upon learning this, Wine becomes afraid and runs out of their store. While traveling to Oreburgh, a guy in a cave asks Wine if she wants to "Rock smash" and Kilian suspects he isn't talking about an attack.
    • When the boss of the Noveria Station tries to prevent Shepherd and company from leaving, Kilian states that Shepherd can either do a quest about corruption or go to his room and hide pictures of the Salarian Boy Scouts. Cue Kilian laughing while said Salarian is arrested.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: His profile picture and avatar is a red panda wearing a tricorne and reading a book.
  • Pet the Dog: Apparently Abstergo Industires is a life-saving company. As evidence, Kilian highlights a line from their wikipedia page that describe them as being "the world's largest pharmaceutical conglomerate".
  • Piss-Take Rap: Friskies's rapping in his Dragon Age recap, which consists mostly of the words "I'm Friskies", "Friskies in the house", and repeating the word "yo". It's so awful that it causes Loghain to surrender and Alistair to sacrifice himself rather than experience it any longer.
  • Poke the Poodle:
    • Kilian interprets Bowser Junior's motivation as this.
    "Remember when you tried to kill my dad several times? Well, I'm going to do something equally bad, and ruin your vacation!"
    • His strategy for enraging the dinosaurs of his park into a genocidal rampage? Playing "Take On Me" but cutting out the chorus.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Melvin gets most of the Warriors of Chaos on his side simply by rebranding as "The Defense Force of Disorganization" and referring to their tribes as "communities." To be fair, there wasn't much else to do for them Grim Up North.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In his Assassin's Creed retrospective, Kilian describes the Animus as being "the nastiest sex toy".
  • Putting the Pee in Pool: This is the problem with the pool at the gym in Pastanoria City. It is also because the Gym Leader there takes bribes.
  • Reality Ensues: Sometimes, instead of describing what happens in a game, he'll describe a more realistic outcome.
  • Rebus Bubble: In "This is Henry", General Clavdius's catapult bombardment of Henry's troops is prompted by his mathematics education, which teaches that "one giant rock = big pile of money, and one Saxon soldier = not a big pile of money."
  • Red Scare: According to him, not buying lootboxes makes you a communist - as demonstrated by the fact that it saved him from the orc Vladimir Lenin.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Discussed: He mentions in Pokémon Platinum that people in real life would stop complaining about actual energy company scandals (such as oil spills) if they started dressing in identical uniforms and rambling about destroying and recreating the world.
  • Retraux: His RuneScape video is designed to look as if it was made around 2006, complete with MS Paint-crafted images, random Linkin Park music, and Windows Movie Maker effects.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Enough that picking one up instantly turned Billy Goose into Jeremiah Helldeathrider.
  • Ridiculous Exchange Rates: The prize for the "Not DOTA Tournament" in "How To Defeat Medium Bots" is ten million... Iranian rial. At the time of the video's creation, this was about 320 American dollars (and it's even less as of this writing). Plus, a bag of pistachios, which Kilian actually seemed to consider the better prize.
  • Riddle for the Ages: In the Majora's Mask recap, Tatl asks the giants why defeating the bosses would let them move from then on, if she and Link are just going to reset time and bring the bosses back anyway. The giants refuse to give any meaningful answer, as every time they meet again, they just ramble about their "Giant Twitter" account.
  • Robotic Reveal: He deduced that the Shaun in control of the Institute in Fallout 4 was just one of their many Ridiculously Human Robots, created to trick him, and then shot him in the head. He was wrong.
  • Robot War: Three of the games mentioned in "Kilians Game Of The Year 2017" involve machines rebelling against humanity and destroying the world. Kilian thinks Manatees are the true culprits.
  • Rooting for the Empire: invokedThroughout his Assassin's Creed retrospective, he treats the Templars as the good guys - after all, their motivation is to create stable societies, while the Assassins seem to just run around messing things up.
  • Rummage Fail: In his PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds video, one of the things he notes as a way to die is "use a Molotov instead of your SCAR", in reference to accidentally tossing one in an enclosed space when he meant to draw his rifle.
  • Running Gag:
    • In his Warcraft videos, Khadgar being a "pretty shit wizard" is mentioned more than one time. When he got to Legion he could only express annoyance at dealing with Khadgar.
    • Whenever Kilian has to refer to "the greatest games ever made", it's always the original Halo trilogy. (Conversely, Halo 4 is always treated as an abomination.) One of the sillier instances was when he pulled them up when discussing "the three undisputed greatest games of all time", and started drawing a blank on what they had to do with each other.
    "First thought, they're all shooter games - no, Halo 1 is more of an emotional journey."
    • Overlapping with the above, whenever he brings up the series, you can count on him to say "FINISH THE FIGHT", followed by the "da-dada" fanfare from the Halo theme.
    • Throughout his Pokémon Platinum video, whenever Cyrus starts one of his many monologues, it includes some variation of "Hello, [name]. I'm an energy man."
    • His Pokémon videos have quite a few: picking the female trainer, attempts at naming the protagonist something cool, very obvious hacks, casually finding Legendaries, wasting the Master Ball, bribing/blackmailing/blatantly cheating to win gym badges, and rambling about Digimon Adventure at some point.
  • Run or Die: When Kilian finally faces Marcus. Notably, this is the only time he's actually shown panicking.
  • Sea Monster: Reaper Leviathans!
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: He plays a game of Civilization V on Deity with only Domination victory turned on as Venice. He loses. To Canada!
    • His reasoning for not using the fan patch to fix Blighttown's bad frame-rate? Because he wanted to play it "as the developers intended".
    • He does a more conventional one in the remastered version, both doing a speedrun and playing through as a Deprived wielding a wooden club and wearing no armor besides some pants, believing them to be overpowered. (At the end of the video, Kilian breaks character and explains that getting the necessary footage took way longer than the world record, and he spent hours on Gwyn alone.)
  • Serious Business: Made an entire video about his extreme hatred of the anachronistic presence of potatoes in some medieval-fantasy games.
    "What I'm saying is that if your game has potatoes, but no mountainous rainforest climate, your game is bad and should be illegal."
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: "This is Henry" ends in the titular character's attempt to conquer Rome failing miserably and his entire force being wiped out without even getting near the walls.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: Invoked in his CS:GO video, where he notes with some surprise that you can use those weapon skins people have been gambling on in a real game.
  • Single Line of Descent: Mocked relentlessly in the Garbage Retrospective To The Lord Of The Rings.
    Kilian: "Turns out Strider is Aragorn, a descendand of Isildur... who was alive 2900 years ago, so by now probably every tenth person is a descendant of Isildur."
  • The Slow Path: When Chrono and his friends travel to the future to escape the police, Kilian criticizes him for not traveling to the past on the basis that his enemies can do this. Of course, Kilian is assuming they'll be alive 1,300 years later.
  • Snicket Warning Label: He opens "The Saddest Story Probably Ever" with one, claiming it is so sad not even the Cat March can cheer you up after you watch it.
  • The Sociopath:
    • In Dragon Age Inquisition he initially expected to torture jews in the setting ... and "wasn't that far off".
    • In Video Game/Overwatch, Kilian calls Reaper and Tracer this.
  • Soap Within a Show: Los Amores Los Alpacas, a Peruvian soap opera that Kilian watches while playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
    "Oh, no! Miguel finally loves her back, but she's decided to marry a dolphin trainer, who hates alpacas! How will they solve this; there's only 900 episodes left!"
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: While "reviewing" Dragon Age: Inquisition, he states that you will fall in love with Sera only to find out that she's gay. Apparently this hit a bit too close to home.
    Kilian: *flustered* "Why this keeps happening to me I DON'T KNOW!"
  • Spoof Aesop:
  • So Unfunny, It's Funny: In his Majora's Mask video, the "Giant Meme of the Week" is, er... not what the Giants hype it up to be.
    "So I log into Twitter, right, and I check my Twitter feed, and it says 'The giant cake is a lie!' Aha, ha, get it?"
  • Speed Run: Has attempted to set world records multiple times. He managed it on Super Mario 64... by freezing the game for centuries, causing him to gain the world record for longest time.
  • Springtime for Hitler: In "The Worst Games of All Time", Kilian, after being unable to get past the title screen in Cuphead, decides to play the traditional "worst games ever" and fail at them - reasoning that, if being bad at a good game makes you a bad gamer, then being bad at a bad game would make you a good gamer. As he discovers, though, he is actually fantastic at bad videogames, and easily breezes his way through them.
  • Stock "Yuck!": The Children's Television Treats Broccoli Unfair Faction believes firmly in averting this.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: In his Avengers: Endgame video, he appears to have a crush on Thanos—though he denies that him researching whether Thanos is circumcized was for any purpose other than the video.
  • Swiss Cheese Security: How Kilian describes the security at the Quidditch World Cup.
    Kilian: "Brazil spent 800 million on security. The Quidditch World Cup spent that times zero!"
  • Take a Third Option: In both Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4, he turns down all the available factions: NCR are useless, Caesar's Legion might go through a goth phase, House controls a square kilometer, taking over would be too much responsibility, he accidentally killed the leader of the Institute, he considers Elder Maxson to be everything wrong with Fallout, nobody has ever joined the Railroad, and when he considers joining the Minutemen, he simply goes "No! Nnno! Nnnno!" Eventually, he founds his own faction in the former (the Children's Television Treats Broccoli Unfair Faction) and somehow joined "a real faction" (the Enclave) in the latter.
  • Take That!:
    • "Game Theorizing", a recurring segment that serves as a poke to Game Theory. It normally features bizarre deductions made through Googling, common knowledge being treated as massive revelations, and gratuitous references to Five Nights at Freddy's.
    • His "Why Video Games Should be Banned" is a particularly over-the-top one against Moral Guardians who campaign that very view. He starts the review off by making references to the infamous "vaccines cause autism" myth, and only escalates from there.
    • His recap of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has a brief bit where the game transitions from captured footage to camcorder footage and all the dialogue becomes Kilian complaining about how "WOW THE CONTROLS ARE STUPID." He calls this "Necessary Reference."
    • His recap of Mass Effect features a lot of jokes on the poor reception of Mass Effect 3's ending, including saying "they didn't lie!" when referring to the idea that it would be unforgettable, a jab at portions of the Prothean subplot being on-disk DLC, a colonist explaining the actual origin of the Reapers being dismissed as insane, and having the Reapers say "you don't wanna know" when asked about their motivations.
    • His Avengers: Endgame video concludes with Thanos getting the Nobel Prizes in Medicine, for eliminating half of all diseases, and Chemistry, "because [Vision/Scarlet Witch] had no chemistry, and Thanos fixed that."
  • Teenage Wasteland: Caesar's Legion in Fallout: New Vegas are reinterpreted as teenagers going through an edgy phase. Vulpes Inculta in particular whines about being blocked on Twitter, and claims he's only in the Legion until his band gets discovered. Kilian ultimately turns them down because "they might go through a Goth phase or something."
  • Tempting Fate: One of his hallmarks.
    "What are they gonna do, put a prison owner in prison? That's literally against the laws of physics!" [cue audio of a SWAT raid]
  • Through the Eyes of Madness:
    • Kilian states that McCree has dyschronometria, as evident by him saying "It's high noon" even at midnight.
    • The King of Red Lions is not actually a talking boat, Toon Link is just got a concussion from a nasty fall and is hallucinating.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Henry in Total War, who, to woo a lady, chooses to prove he can provide by becoming a great warrior (rather than learning to grow a turnip), and chooses to do this by conquering the city of Rome with eighty men. His plan was for the enemy general, Clavdius, to assume that the bizarre attack was secretly military brilliance and surrender. It didn't work.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Melvin's favorite dish is garlic bread. He made the mistake of serving it at a banquet to a vampire lord, and dies when all of the garlic farms and bread farms cease producion.
    • Kilian's favorite food is uncooked broccoli.
  • Tragic Villain: In SoulSilver, Kent - the Team Rocket Grunt guarding the stairwell in the Goldenrood Radio Station - is revealed to be this. He apparently only joined Team Rocket to begin with because he desperately needed money to repay his medical bills. He quit when Hrtgold paid off his debt.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Kilian describes New Zealand's defeat of Imperial Japan as Samurai vs Rugby Players.
  • Undercover Cop Reveal: Kilian reveals himself to be one at the end of "The Worst Way To Get Rich".
  • Underestimating Badassery: In "Garbage Guide To Pokemon Platinum", Kilian constantly belittles the Pokemon Magmar because it is a duck and it lacks wings. Now guess who pulls a Big Damn Heroes when Kilian is losing against Cynthia?
  • Unfolding Plan Montage: Kilian specifically banned these from happening in his prison in Prison Architect to make his prison inescapable. The Summation wasn't banned, however...
  • Unfortunate Names: Billy Goose, Bootyetr, Pilsner, Delivery Man, Friskies, Fallout 3, Noswineflufiveme...
  • Unreliable Narrator: Kilian openly admits that his reviews have inaccuracies, calling them "Garbage Reviews" and "Ridiculous Recaps". This also frequently overlaps with the video's events, given the frequency of Blatant Lies to make Kilian look better.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Apparently, while getting a candle from Notre Dame for his Pepsi Max boiled Crab, Kilian knocked over a few other candles in the cathedral, causing the Notre-Dam de Paris fire.
  • Very Special Episode: "Dumbest Fortnite Battle Royale Player" is one of these, delivering a warning against both drugs and empathy.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Happens In-Universe. In his Super Smash Bros. Melee video, while commenting about the characters he doesn't want to main, he claims "I don't trust this guy, or this girl" while respectively mousing over Shiek and Marth.
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, the only world NOT conquered by the Hippo Queen is the ice world ... which is also the only world with cannons everywhere.
  • Vodka Drunkenski: Parodied in the Sims 4 video, where ranks in the Russian mafia are named after brands of vodka.
  • Wardens Are Evil: When designing the perfect prison in Prison Architect, Kilian proves to be a corrupt tyrant. He does not care how many of his prisoners die, so long as he upholds his reputation. Additionally, he practiced tax evasion and bragged about it.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In his Avengers: Endgame video, he theorizes that Thanos is actually allergic to electricity.
  • Whole Plot Reference:
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Melvin, who manages to fill the world with chaos without fighting a single battle. The gods of chaos were not pleased with how he filled the world with chaos, but not with the chaos they wanted.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kilian is not above this.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: In Pokemon Ruby, he obtains the Master Ball and proceeds to use it on the very next thing he sees (namely, a random Electrode in the Team Magma base). In his Fire Red video, he claims that people got mad at him for wasting it, and decides not to make the same mistake again... by throwing it out. He also (apparently through hacking) runs into Kyogres multiple times in Ruby, and treats them like annoying Com Mons rather than the Olympus Mons they are.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In Subnautica, he initially isn't sure if this is the type of game where you die if you touch water.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: At the end of "Garbage Guide To Pokemon Fire Red", Kilian trains a Bulbasaur named "LukeSkywk1" to level 100 and uses this Pokemon to beat the League. After capturing Mewtwo he deletes said Bulbasaur.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Spyro has to rescue the eggs himself because the other dragons haven't invented spades.


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