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Christopher “NearChris” Wengert, formerly SmashMasterShow, is a New York City YouTuber personality who hosts a Video Review Show. The channel offers two main shows: Smash Master Show (the main show, generally game reviews) and Top 10 Lists (self explanatory). In addition, the channel also hosts reaction videos as well as a slew of various videos based on whatever Chris feels like making. In 2013, he opened a second channel called SmashMasterStuff (now renamed "NearChris 2: Now with Extra Beans") where he uploads videos that wouldn't fit on his main channel as well as various old videos of his.

On July 2nd, 2020 during a livestream, Chris confirmed that due to controversies surrounding the Super Smash Bros. community he would be retiring the name "SmashMasterShow" and the nickname "Smash", with a full rebrand to the name "NearChris" happening on August 23rd, 2020.


Find his main channel here, and his second channel here.

List of Episodes:

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    SmashMasterShow era 
As of August 23rd, 2020, every video during this time period was rebranded from "SmashMasterShow" to "NearChris."


SmashMasterShow was Chris' main (and self-titled) show, typically where he would review a game.

Top 10/5 Lists

Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Sometimes were categorized under the SmashMasterShow label.

April Fools Videos

Every year on April Fools' Day, Chris likes to make a video in which he intentionally tries to rile people up.

Reaction Videos

Most times a major video announcement happens involving a franchise Chris is a major fan of (typically Super Smash Bros. or Kingdom Hearts), he will stream his reactions and then upload them to YouTube later.


Videos that Chris has made that don't fit under other categories.

     NearChris era 

Reaction Videos

  • BEST FINAL SMASH! - Minecraft Steve + Alex Smash Ultimate LIVE REACTION

    NearChris 2: Now with Extra Beans 

SmashMasterShow Lost Tapes

Some of Chris' earliest videos that have been removed from his channel]]
  • Stick World HD Collection
  • i dun no howe 2 xsplit
  • Nicki Minaj: The Perfect Alarm Clock
  • Pikachu's Squeaky Voice 2
  • lez pleh skul kidd
  • Could've Had A V8

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Custom Music

Short gameplay clips showcasing music Chris has modded into Smash Wii U.

Miscellaneous Videos

Videos that don't fit into the other categories.
  • Super Bowl XLVIII Highlight
  • Badman really wants to build a snowman
  • "Project #3"
  • I beat Twilight Princess HD 100%......and then the game froze.......
  • Metal Gear Blinking (I Miss You X It Has To Be This Way)

Smash Master Show provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Aborted Arc:
    • He once tried and incorporate a sub-plot into his early videos, but it was ditched as he believed it wasn't going anymore. Not much is known about the sub-plot other than it involved an evil copy of Chris and Chris wearing a glove on one hand for whatever reason.
    • Between 2013 and 2014, Chris had planned on doing a series of reviews on each episode of the High School Of The Dead anime, with an overarching storyline tying them together and his friend portraying the main villain. He made a video on the first episode and later deleted it as he believed it ended up being terrible, scrapping the series and storyline ideas along with it.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Claims that his sister managed to make her way to the final boss of Ape Escape 2 without saving in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases.
  • Affectionate Parody: What The NEW Completionist is to The Completionist.
  • Alcohol Hic: As a stream on April 20th, 2020 demonstrated, Chris gains this after drinking heavily.
  • Anachronic Order: Shrek 2 + Beg For Mercy begins with Chris returning home from MAG Fest, then abruptly jump cuts to him at MAG Fest for a few minutes, then jump cuts back to Chris at home deciding to play a game.
  • Anticlimax: After building up a conclusion to a conspiracy he believed was taking place regarding the final video in his Smash Masters of YouTube video, he promptly declares that he has no conclusion.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His description of how L.A. Noire makes him feel in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases includes that it made him “sad that humanity is doomed to an endless cycle of corruption and racism and bad haircut trends.”
  • Ass Pull:invoked Believes Tsukune being able to use vampiric powers despite never using them previously in the season in Rosario+Vampire Capu 2's series finale is this.
  • Badass Beard: Has had one on occasion.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
  • Berserk Button: Has a few:
    • The mere idea of Smash Ultimate dropping the vocals from the Persona music got him agitated.
    • Audio problems on livestreams.
    • Complicated lore, with special regards to Kingdom Hearts.
  • Beyond the Impossible: In Top 10N Game Overs, Chris fails to stop the moon from falling. This causes the planet to be completely destroyed. Cue famous quote from the Happy Mask Salesman. Yet somehow, he's still able to respond to the quote, claiming he'll walk it off.
  • Big "WHAT?!": His reaction to Mitsuo’s boss fight in Top 10 Persona Bosses.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Chris mentions in My Hero Academia Games that in order to find footage of the Japan-exclusive Clash! Heroes Battle arcade game, he had to type random Japanese into YouTube. While stating this, Japanese text can be seen being typed into the YouTube search bar that roughly translates to "Is this a good enough visual for this??? I'm just an editor, man! I don't know what I'm doing!"
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: The whole opening to Tits n Tanks is essentially just this regarding Nutaku sponsoring him combined with Self-Deprecation.
  • Black Comedy: Used every once in a while. Examples can be found throughout these tropes.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • What immediately precedes his Big "WHAT?!" regarding Mitsuo.
    • He prefaces his Meet n Fuck: Nintendo Christmas video with how great of a year 2016 had been.
    • This line from Top 5 Blind Game Purchases:
      Chris: So I went straight from solving puzzles to solving murders. It's a natural progression.
    • His April Fools videos, naturally.
      • His April Fools 2020 video claims that Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal have many similarities, such as they came out on the same day...note 
    • "Body Measurements and a Vampire" has a totally cool fight scene. Chris even has a screenshot!
    • Claims that only a couple of people had asked him to review Rosario+Vampire Capu 2.
    • Invoked in My Hero Academia Games: After discussing the only My Hero game that released worldwide, Chris decides to just look up gameplay of the other games on YouTube and pretend to know what he was talking about, stating that he had never done before. If his tone didn't tip you off, the images scrolling by listing off various times where he used the same strategy should.note 
  • Brick Joke:
    • If the ending is anything to go by, the Top 10 Persona Bosses video was made so Chris could reiterate his dislike for Sonic the Fighters after putting it in his Top 10 Worst Fighting Games.
      • This is later referenced once again in Top 10 Blind Game Purchases.
    • Halfway through My Hero Academia Games when Chris is saying he can't end the video after only talking about one game, the screen zooms out and "My Hero Academia ASMR" can be seen in the Youtube search bar. Later, when discussing how he needed to search Youtube in Japanese to find footage of Clash! Heroes Battle, Japanese text can be seen being typed into the Youtube search bar with the site instead pulling up results for My Hero Academia ASMR.
  • Broken Aesop: Calls out Rosario+Vampire Capu 2 on this multiple times, especially towards the series finale.
  • Bus Crash: Chris confirmed on a stream that the evil Spanish Chris that lived in his mirror died off-screen.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Occurs in both Smash Masters of YouTube and Top 10 Persona Bosses.

  • The Cameo: Chris has made brief appearances on other channels such as Dex The Swede and Scott The Woz.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Chris removed the first half of his reaction stream to Bethesda's E3 2017 conference from Twitch as he believed it to not be very interesting, as well as him feeling weird about having a stream where he got drunk and berated his chat about the stream's techincal issues.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: The ending of Top 10N Game Overs has the viewer killed by capitalism.
  • Cliffhanger: Kid Icarus Uprising Review and Dragon Ball Z Budokai both end with one. The latter actually had a payoff, whereas the former became part of an Aborted Arc.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He doesn't believe in kids.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: There are at least two separate instances where Chris has killed people for incredibly minor reasons, with this apparently being a go-to plan for him.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Chris compares the Smash Ultimate Adventure Mode "World of Light" to Naruto in that it just keeps on going, with text appearing on screen stating he has never watched Naruto.
  • Damned by Faint Praise:
    • His final thoughts on Rosario+Vampire (in his first video at least).
      Chris: The verdict is: It's stupid. But I like it. Explanations?: Answer hazy. Please ask me again...don't ask me again.
      • His updated thoughts on the first season from Capu 2 aren't much better as he struggles to think of things he genuinely liked about it.
        Chris: Shit, what else did I like? Uh...The first two seconds of the credits song?...Yeah that's- that's about it, really.
    • Does this to his old username in Super Smash Flash Series.
    • Chris says that the The Cat in the Hat tie-in game is better than the film it's based on, before admitting that it's a low bar to clear. He then goes on to state that the game is simply Ok.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In spades.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • In Top 5 Blind Game Purchases in regards to L.A. Noire, he says the game made him feel smart, hopeless, sad, and also smart.
    • Had a recurring stream series known as Smash Ultimate Weekly News Week.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Briefly gets sidetracked in Winter Wonderlands of games by fanart of Rosalina from DeviantArt.
    • Briefly touched upon in Pros+Cons: Rosalina with one of the "pros" being that people have another Smash character to look up the skirt of, before stating to just look up pictures on DeviantArt. The above clip then comes into frame, which he proceeds to hit offscreen.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Used in Top 10 Worst Fighting Games when discussing Sonic the Fighters.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: All of Chris' friends in Top 5IVE Worst [Non-Luck/Injury] Mario Party Minigames ended up suffocating in the box he stuffed them in at the beginning.note 
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • As noted in Aborted Arc above, he tried incorporating a plot into his reviews.
    • At one point he tried to have recurring characters such as a figurine of a Blue-Eyes White Dragon and a Homer Simpson slipper.
    • His lighting in his early videos ended up making him look very orange. He references this in Smash Masters of Youtube:
      Chris: I was so delectably tangy.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Top 10N Game Overs has the moon fall on the Earth, causing it to be completely destroyed. It gets better.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Parodied in Tits n Tanks.
  • Evil Counterpart: The evil Spanish Chris that lives in Chris' mirror.note 
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • At one point in The Wonderful World of Smash Bros Mods he states that he's going to gargle bleach jizz, before immediately explaining that it's jizz that's been bleached.
    • Chris decribes My Hero Academia Tag Card Game as "A card game with cards that you tag."
  • Expy:
  • Fandisservice: Believes that Meet n Fuck falls into this category.
  • Fanservice: Inverted in regards to Rosario+Vampires, as Chris complains about the show relying far too much on this.
  • Follow the Leader:invoked
    • Admits that the only reason he put Chaos Wars on Top 10 Weirdest Crossovers was because of the voice acting, and did this before even knowing that's the only thing people talk about in regards to the game. He even brings up this very wiki in the segment!
      Chris: I am a sheep!
    • States that his review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is merely a formality as everyone else has already reviewed and/or played the game by that point.
  • Gainax Ending: Several videos have had bizarre endings:
    • Kid Icarus Uprising Review: This video becomes this thanks to Chris' Aborted Arc: The camera focuses on Chris' mirror, where an Evil Spanish Chris plots to kill him.
    • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party Review: Chris decides it'd be a bad idea to leave the babies alone, and hires Mizore Shirayuki to look over them, with dramatic music playing as she is revealed. Chris then declares he'll stop making jokes about her eventually.
    • Top 10N Game Overs: Chris says he doesn't need to make good arguments when he can sell t-shirts. Except he doesn't sell t-shirts...yet. The viewer then dies by capitalism.
    • Super Smash Bros 4 Stage Reviews (Part 1: 3DS): Chris ditched his original ending joke, instead deciding on having Kirby fly across the screen again before the video ends.
    • Super Smash Bros 4 Stage Reviews (Part 2: WiiU): The final stage Chris reviews? Obligatory Penis Custom Stage. It consists of Boulevarde of Broken Dreams playing as a picture of Chris looking displeased gets larger, before he declares it a "No" with a fart sound instead of the clip of Peach he used across both videos.
    • The Cat in the Hat: Chris decides to look through an old The Cat in the Hat coupon book. He states he's upset that they're long since expired before listing off a few things he could've bought, the last item being soap to pour into his eyes. The video then promptly ends.
    • Top 10 Persona Bosses: The Phantom Thieves invade Chris' Velvet Room and take Chris' heart, forcing him to admit that Sonic the Fighters is a great game. The on-screen text claims the video was made entirely for this joke.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 50 Nitpick Extravaganza REDUX: Chris' 49th nitpick is that the game should've had more modes, and he gives a sincere explanation of his feelings about the situation. His final nitpick? The fact that a Peter Griffin stage has been in the Top Stages for over a month. The video promptly ends there.
  • Gilligan Cut: Used when referring to the plastic stand recommended for playing Kid Icarus Uprising with.
    Chris: Pfft, I don't need a stand, I'm not soft. I am perfectly capable of playing this game with my own two han-
    *cut to footage of an ambulance*
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Multiple:
    • Slips "Nani" and "Arigatou gozaimasu" into his speech every once in a while.
    • A Running Gag on Chris' livestreams involves him shouting "Sugoi" in a high pitched. For some reason.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Chris' Evil Counterpart that lives in his mirror speaks only in Spanish.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Yungtown in The NEW Completionist: Paper Mario Sticker Star.
  • HA HA HA—No: Done in the Mortal Kombat 4 segment in Top 10N Game Overs.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The now removedinvoked Blooper Reel 2012 acted as a compilation of these.
  • I Can't Believe I'm Saying This:
    • Doubling as a Brick Joke, Chris states he does think the fish from the Cat in the Hat video game would look good covered in batter...cause it implies he'd be dead.
    • In a much more serious example, he states that he hates Suguru Kamoshida in Top 10 Persona Bosses, something he claims to have never genuinely said about a fictional character before.
  • I Hate Past Me: Constantly derides past decisions he has made, including his opinions on Rosario+Vampire in his first video on it and shaving his beard in Super Smash Bros DLC Characters Wishlist.
  • I Knew It!:invoked Joker: One Month Later starts with a montage of all the times Chris wished or jokingly predicted Joker from Persona 5 for Smash Ultimate.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Multiple:
  • It's Easy, So It Sucks!:invoked Used as one of his criticisms regarding the Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase game on PlayStation.
  • Jerkass: Part of the reason he deleted half of his Bethesda E3 2017 reaction stream is because he believed he was acting like this towards his chat. This same reasoning is why Chris cancelled a Kingdom Hearts III Critical Run stream and deleted the video of it.
  • Jump Scare: Used at the very end of his Cyber Chase review. Later mentioned in Top 10N Game Overs.
  • Large Ham: Tends to get bombastic and lean heavily into his New York accent for the sake of comedy.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context:
    • Neither he or the Smash Flash Wiki can explain why Mr. Incredible is in the first Super Smash Flash.
    • The Wonderful World of Smash Bros Mods has two examples from Chris himself. See Noodle Incident below.
    • For some reason, Chris likes to shout "Sugoi" in a high-pitched voice on livestreams.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In the middle of Top 10N Game Overs, Chris fails to stop the moon from falling, causing the planet to be destroyed. His response?
    Chris: Nah man, I'll walk it off.
  • Metaphorgotten:
  • Mirror Universe: Evil Spanish Chris lives in Chris' mirror.
  • Mondegreen:
    • In Top 10N Dead Rising Psychopaths, he can't understand what the vocalist of Adam's theme is saying and tries taking a few guesses as to what the lyrics are.
      Chris: "With a fork"?
    • He admits to mishearing the name of the main antagonist in Terror TRAX: Track of the Vampire as "Dr. Fetus Hemos."note 
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • Invoked at the beginning of Top 10 Game Overs.
    Chris: 2015 is finally here! Another year, another reminder that- We're all gonna die eventually, why the Hell even bother?
    • His description of how L.A. Noire in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases made him feel includes this.
      • The entire Bully segment in the same video is this.
    • A channel-wide example: He released two sponsored videos one after the other in Fall of 2018. The first one was on a Shin Megami Tensei mobile game sponsored by Sega. The second? A pornographic Android game sponsored by Nutaku.
  • Negative Continuity: And how. In fact, it sometimes seems as though Chris explicitly goes against continuity as a Take That! against himself for trying to incoporate an ongoing storyline into his earlier videos. Most of the time, it's just unexplained recoveries, however there are more extreme instances. One video had the Earth get completely destroyed due to the moon falling on it IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VIDEO.
  • The New Adventures: Parodied with The NEW Completionist, an Affectionate Parody of The Completionist.
  • Nightmare Fuel:invoked The whole premise for Top 10N Scary Moments In Video Games (As A Kid) is Chris talking about things that scared him in games when he was a kid.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Contrary to what one would expect, Chris has stated he doesn't talk about Smash Bros. a lot on his channel, and that he is only slightly above average at playing the series to begin with. This had been somewhat rectified later in the channel's life before he rebranded.
    Chris: But this is a show. That part's accurate.
  • Noodle Incident: Two from The Wonderful World of Smash Bros Mods, both of which Makes Just as Much Sense in Context:
    • Chris begins to maniacally laugh as he goes to mod in Undertale music, and the text on screen implies that he ended up killing people because of it.
    • His grandmother has apparently dealt with a fax machine shouting obscenities at her more than once.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Manages to talk about the first season of Rosario+Vampire while only making a few jokes about the fanservice without ever acting legitimately aroused by it, and even criticizes the show's fanservice in his Capu 2 video.
    • Seeing as how he believes Meet n Fuck falls under Fan Disservice, it makes sense that he's not distracted by it when discussing Nintendo Christmas.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • As demonstrated in Top 10 Speedrun Games, the shoulder buttons on his 3DS are so broken that he actually has to blow into them to get them to work.
    • Chris states (in an over-the-top fashion) that yes, a company dedicated to distributing pornographic video games decided to sponsor him in the opening to his Tits n Tanks video.
    • Every entry on Top 10N Scary Moments In Video Games (As A Kid) has Chris try and justify why they scared him as a kid.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Chris references the jumpscare he used back in his Cyber Chase review in in Top 10N Game Overs, stating that his viewers will never let him hear the end of it.
  • On the Next: Dragon Ball Z Budokai ends with a tease for his next video: The long requested Rosario-Vampire Capu 2 review.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Chris has been known to drop his goofy, sarcastic demeanor on occasion, typically when an issue occurs on a livestream. However, this can bleed over into his videos as well, as seen in the Number 1 spots of both Top 5 Blind Game Purchases and Top 10 Persona Bosses.
  • Perma-Stubble: Generally has this when he's not growing out his beard.
  • Previously On…: JACK FROST SAVES THE KIDS starts off with this, using clips from Top 10 Persona Bosses.
  • Pun: Used occasionally, typically with an awkward pause thrown in. Some examples include:
    Chris: Scooby-Doo...not kill polar bears.
    Chris: Cave of Life? More like Cave of Waif...u.
    Chris: Fuuka? More like...she can go Fuuka herself!
    • At one point when discussing the Great Mighty Poo in Top 10 Funny Video Game Songs, Chris says the word "but" with text saying "pun.jpg" appearing on screen.
      • The same image showed up in My Hero Academia after Chris said to "smash" the like button.
  • Pun-Based Title: "NearChris" is a play on the phrase "near miss."
  • Put on a Bus: All of Chris' attempts at side characters were stuffed into a box in Top 5IVE Worst [Non-Luck/Injury] Mario Party Minigames. While most of them were stated to have suffocated, the Homer Simpson slipper was explicitly stated to be an exception. Because slippers don't die.
  • Quip to Black: Parodied when discussing Chef Antoine's death in Top 10 Dead Rising Psychopaths.
  • Overly Long Gag:
    • The “Black Magic” bit in Super Smash Flash.
    • His reaction to the door scene in Meet n Fuck: Nintendo Christmas.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games:invoked Typically his opinion whenever he reviews a licensed game.
  • Rule of Funny: His channel practically runs on this.
  • Running Gag:
    • Video-Specific Running Gags:
      • "Make that Shout-Out." from Smash Masters of YouTube
      • “Monkey flip no…” and the Falcon Dunk from the HARDCORE TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL MONTAGE duology.
      • With it being a 12 Days of Christmas parody, 12 Days of Smashmas is naturally built entirely around running gags.
      • Big Wheel from Top 10 Marvel Video Games.
      • "It's Battlefield, but X" and "I'm from New York, I'm obligated to like this stage" in Every Smash Bros Reviewed in 10 Words or Less.
      • Making fun of Mineta in My Hero Academia games. He even lampshades it at one point, stating the video was just him taking shots at the character.
    • General Running Gags:
      • Bringing up his dislike for Sonic the Fighters.
      • WHAT IS A MAN?
      • Tends to get riled up over video game lore, sometimes seriously and sometimes sarcastically.
      • Yelling "Sugoi" like an anime girl on livestreams.
      • A more recent example is him singing the first few lines to "Life Will Change" from Persona 5.note 
  • Self-Deprecation: Done extensively. Very extensively.
  • Sequel Hook:
    • Both played straight and Inverted at the end of Dragon Ball Z Budokai:
      • Inverted in that he ominously holds up Budokai 2 after questioning why it didn't get an HD remaster, but then says he'll maybe cover it in the future.
      • Played straight where immediately after that, Chris teases his next video to be the long-anticipated Rosario+Vampire Capu 2 video.
    • His review of Kid Icarus Uprising ends with the reveal of an Evil Spanish Counterpart of Chris that resides in his mirror. This was quickly dropped, and was later briefly touched upon in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases.
  • Series Fauxnale: As stated at the end of the video, "Bad Halo Fan Games'' marked the end of the SmashMasterShow name but not the channel as a whole.
  • Sincerity Mode:
    • Chris' plans to put Shrek: Super Slam in Top 10 Worst Fighting Games were dashed when he played the game and realized it wasn't terrible.
    • A darker example is his explanation for why he put Suguru Kamoshida in the number 1 spot in Top 10 Persona Bosses.
    • His explanations on why he bought Bully in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases is this combined with Mood Whiplash.
    • The reason why Chris reviewed the first Super Smash Flash in Super Smash Flash Series is because he found it hard to joke about the genuine passion and effort put into 2.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Chris decribes My Hero Academia Tag Card Game as "A card game with cards that you tag."
  • Shout-Out: A bizarre example in Smash Masters of YouTube, where SmashMaster causes Chris to give out a bunch of shout-outs out of fear.
  • Skewed Priorities:
  • The Slacker: Seemingly the only reason Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown got in Top 10 Worst Fighting Games is because he realized Shrek: Super Slam wasn't terrible, but he already had put Shrek in the thumbnail and he didn't want to change it.
  • Smash Cut: He tends to use these every once in a while for comedic aside.
  • So Bad, It's Good:invoked
    • How he views Terror TRAX: Track of the Vampire.
    • His initial thoughts on Rosario+Vampire could count as this as well.
    • He believes the only good thing about Kasumi Ninja is the character Angus' crotch-fireball move, and says that while it is stupid, that if it were in a better game it might've worked.
  • Sophisticated as Hell:
    • Was this in his now unlisted Smashing Fiction videos.
    • Acts like this briefly during the Sloprano section of Top 10 Funny Video Game Songs.
    • Dons his old Smashing Fiction persona while discussing Persona 5 fanfiction in his Smash Ultimate Joker review.
  • The Speechless / The Voiceless: Surprisingly, the Homer Simpson slipper is one of these. No impression of Homer, no reused audio clips from The Simpsons itself, nothing. Whether or not it is one or the other is unknown, as it's never been stated whether or not it can speak and simply doesn't, or if it is physically incapable. Given what we know about Chris and based on what we've seen of the slipper, it really could go either way.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • His "totally sick screenshot" of a non-existent fight scene in Rosario+Vampire Capu 2.
    • "MAGFest" from the beginning of Shrek 2 + Beg For Mercy.
    • The logo for his former Smash Ultimate Weekly News Week series.
    • Chris openly admits to drawing a picture in Microsoft Paint in roughly 30 seconds in MNF: Nintendo Christmas, as he wanted to show his viewers a bizarre scenenote  that he was unable to show uncensored.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Happens every once in a while:
    • This quote from Pro+Cons after he goes on a rant about the naming conventions in Smash Bros.:
      Chris: And you can fight me on the street, Sakurai! And you can FIGHT ME ON THE STREET SAKURAI-!
    • Chris yells a fair bit in JACK FROST SAVES THE KIDS, to the point where halfway through the video he stops and asks himself why he's yelling.
    • In My Hero Academia Games after giving a (relatively) calm explanation of why My Hero One's Justice starting in the middle of season 2 of the anime because it's predecessor Battle For All covered the first season is ridiculousnote , it suddenly cuts to him shaking his camera while yelling "WHO IS THIS STORY MODE FOR?!"
  • Superior Successor: Chris states in Top 5 Blind Game Purchases that he attempted to invoke this when he was younger, as his sister got stuck on the final boss of Ape Escape 2 and he planned to beat the boss for her.
  • Take That!:
    • Loves to take shots at various things. Notable examples include YouTube, Sonic the Fighters, the Pokémon fanbase, himself, Kingdom Hearts, fan boys, anime, among many others.
    • Chris' April Fools 2019 video is one massive jab at a web personality named LaxChris, who is infamous for churning out videos on fake leaks.
  • Tempting Fate: Claims to not need a stand to play Kid Icarus Uprising.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • His reaction to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD freezing just after he completed the game 100% radiates with this.
    • A darker example is him explaining why he put Suguru Kamoshida from Persona 5 in the #1 spot of Top 10 Persona Bosses, saying that the character and the opening hours of the game in general elicited an incredibly strong emotional reaction from him. He even goes as far to say that he hates Kamoshida, to which he states he has never said that about a fictional character before.
  • Troll: Chris LOVES to mess with people in a variety of ways:
    • There's obviously the April Fools videos that are designed to trick people.
    • He will jokingly insult popular gamesnote  just to rile people up.
      Chris: Everybody knows Smash Bros. isn't a fighting game.
      Offscreen Fanboy: Ha! Damn right!
      Chris: And neither is Pokkén Tournament.
      Offscreen Fanboy: You little fu-!
  • Toilet Humor:
    • The fake sitcom skit Chris used in Top 10N Game Overs involved a man declaring to his wife that he just made some "fresh squeezed lemonade," only for his wife to point out that he came from the bathroom.note 
    • Discusses the Great Mighty Poo in Top 10 Funny Video Game Songs, jokingly calling it the "pinnacle of all poop jokes".
  • Unexplained Recovery: He has been shot, dug out his own eye with scissors, AND had had his heart taken, only to return perfectly fine in the next video. Hell, it doesn't even have to wait until the next video. He once had a moon dropped on him that ended up destroying the ENTIRE PLANET, and he was fine immediately after.
  • Verbal Backpedaling: This bit in Pros+Cons:
    Chris: Or you just easily do what I do and go on DeviantArt- You could do what other people do and go on Deviant- I don't know what other people do.
  • Video Game Perversity Potential: Sarcastically states that one of the pros of Rosalina being in Smash Bros. is that people have a new character to look up the skirt of.
  • Vocal Evolution: Used to be much quieter and tended to "whisper yell" in his earlier videos, however his more recent videos have had him speak louder and deeper and go all in on yelling.
  • Voice of the Legion: Tends to happen when he gets very agitated about something, as seen in McDonald's Games and Super Smash Flash Series.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:invoked Chris claims that Inner!Moka must be high on weed in order to justify her What the Hell, Hero? speech, before immediately backpeddling and claiming that she must be high on blood weed. Because she's a vampire.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: None of the side characters introduced have been seen in years due to Chris finding his own style and dropping a subplot from his videos:
    • Both the Homer Simpson slipper and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon were last seen in Top 5IVE Worst [Non-Luck/Injury] Mario Party Minigames released on April 13th, 2014note . While the former suffocated with most of Chris' friends after he shoved them into a box, the latter is stated explicitly to be the exception due to slippers being unable to die, implying it's still around somewhere.
    • Evil Spanish Chris that resides in Chris' mirror was last seen all the way back in the Kid Icarus: Uprising review on July 3rd, 2012note , with only a very brief cameo in Top 5 Blind Game Purchasesnote .
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one the entire main cast of Rosario+Vampre (sans Tsukune) for their behavior in the episode "Bathroom and a Vampire" as well as criticizing the In-Universe one Inner!Moka gives to Tsukune.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The entire premise of Top 5 Video Game Spoilers is based on this, with his thoughts the final two entries being especially heavy with this trope.
  • Word Salad Title: How he views the name that he has given his channel.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played for Laughs: He threatens to run over orphans if the Persona music added to Smash Ultimate was instrumental.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?:invoked Chris' reaction to the redesigns in Castlevania: Judgment — specifically the ones for Simon Belmont and Grant — as shown in Top 10 Worst Fighting Games.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Ended up telling himself this during an Animal Crossing: New Horizons livestream on March 31st, 2020.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He states that everyone works at McDonald's eventually in McDonald's Games.

The ending joke I originally had turned out to not be that funny. So here's a TV Tropes stinger instead.

Alternative Title(s): Smash Master Show


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