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Pikasprey note , also known by his real name of Christian, is a YouTuber who makes videos about various Video Games, often for the purpose of reviewing, analysing, or playing them.

He has two separate channels:

  • Pikasprey Blue: A Let's Play channel for himself and, occasionally, his brother. Some videos involve multiple games with the same theme, such as Super Mario Bros. fan-games. Games on "Blue" are often later discussed on...
  • Pikasprey Yellow: A game review-and-analysis channel, with multiple series in addition to his other content:
    • "Unused Content", where he explores dummied-out content in games.
    • "Hidden Content", which focuses on hard-to-find secrets.
    • "Odd Fan Games", in which he plays and reviews strange fan-games, good or bad.
    • "Soft-Lock Picking", where he purposefully makes a game unwinnable, and then proceeds to find ways to escape the trap.
    • "Gem Collecting", where he finds obscure and/or unusual games to give them a review and synopsis.
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The games he features fit into a wide range, being anything from Pokémon and Sonic the Hedgehog, to more obscure games like Confess My Love, to fan games, rom-hacks, and parodies; The basic criteria is, if it'll be weird or challenging, he'll play it. This sometimes include setting his own challenges to push the limits of the game, exploiting glitches, or playing whatever his audience requests.

Please note though, some of the games played on "Blue" are NSFW; Only the basics about those games will be discussed when necessary.


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Tropes featured in Pikasprey's work:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Admits that against all odds, he actually enjoyed Uzi's Drugged Adventure, despite how he found the humor to be immature. In that game, he also found the joke of a monster he was sent to kill having actually been dead for thousands of years pretty funny and clever.
  • Blatant Lies: Played for Laughs when he contradicts what happened or is happening within the playthrough, such as insisting in Uzi's Drugged Adventure that he's killing the monsters with love, and that he absolutely did not take more than one attempt to get the good ending of Sleepless Night.
  • Catchphrase: Starts his videos with "Hello, internet users."
  • Constructive Criticism: Despite his penchant for sarcasm, the reviews are quite honest and fair. While any flaws will be explained in detail, any good points will be praised, and in general, he admits he never wants to insult people who try their best in making a game, even if it's a bad one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Christian's commentary is always extremely dry and sarcastic, with lines such as:
    "Point is, I proved someone wrong on the internet. And at the end of the day, isn't that what really matters?"
  • Determinator: In some Pokemon playthroughs, he'll set some utterly brutal challenges for himself, but won't stop trying until he either succeeds or can no longer continue.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • The title for the "Unused Content" series, which is jokingly referred to as "creatively named", is stating the obvious: a series about unused content in games.
    • "Odd Fan Games" is a series about, well, reviewing odd fanmade games.
  • Guide Dang It!: Discussed in "Hidden Content: Mortal Combat's Insane Secret Characters", where he complains about how cryptic and hard it is to unlock the secret Jade and Smoke fights. It's then parodied, where he makes his own Original Character "Donny Rage", who can only be unlocked with an impossible series of steps, including "having an A in your first name".
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Though his characters are usually named "Pikasprey" or "Christian", he sometimes takes advantage of this:
    • He named his silly-looking Duel Masters Kaijudo Showdown character "Cancer the Human".
    • When annoyed with Sleepless Night, he changed the character's name from "Pikasprey" to "I Hate This". In his "friendly" playthrough, he became "Frienderson". In the final run, his character's name was "Bullshit".
  • Luck-Based Mission:
    • His solution for escaping the Lorelei soft-lock note  involves so much luck with RNG that nobody would actually be able to do it- the player would have to miss Rage every turn until running out of PP, a near-impossible feat as Rage is 100% accurate.
    • His attempt to win Pokémon Crystal with just a Ditto eventually became a purely-luck based game, one where everything had to go right for him to win a battle. This becomes Up to Eleven when battling Red, as to even come close to winning, he needed to have impossible luck, such as every electric move hitting, crit-ing, and paralyzing.
  • Mood Whiplash: One of the Sonic.exe fan-games played started off with a relatively creepy and interesting atmosphere, being a first-person adventure game...until a 3-D rendering of Sonic.Exe appeared in a flash, leaving Christian stunned and laughing.
  • Palette Swap: Parodied with "Donny Rage", an Original Character who is nothing more than an all-red Johnny Cage sprite.
  • Record Needle Scratch: Plays during the review of Meteor The Hedgehog when he gets into the first battle and sees the amateurishly drawn OC he's fighting.
    "And in that moment, I thought of all the other things I could be doing today."
  • Sarcasm Failure: The opening cutscene of Mario and Sonic: Revenge Of The Deadly Six leaves him speechless, and he admits he'd run out of jokes to tell.
  • Self-Deprecation: A common joke on the channel is about how the videos aren't that great and that the audience is just there to watch Christian suffer.
    "If you're here, chances are you have an interest in Pokemon, or unused content in games. Or you just typed "mediocrity" into the search bar, but either way, you've come to the right place."
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Invoked.
    • Christian's playthroughs of Pokemon commonly involve a strict challenge for the sake of seeing if it can be done, with a basic rule being that he can't use healing items in battle. These challenges include:
      • A fully-randomized Pokémon Platinum Nuzlocke run.
      • Playing a game with only a team of six Smeargle, or a single Ditto, to use in battle.
      • Setting up traps that would render the game unwinnable, and then attempting to find a way to beat them, such as using only a level 5 Magikarp at the Indigo Plateau.
    • In Bears Love Honey, he became determined to win the game while collecting every single collectable, getting every ending, and in one round, not losing a single jar of honey.
  • Sudden Soundtrack Stop: The background music in his reviews will go silent to emphasize his reaction to whatever is happening, most often a quick and blunt line-of-dialogue that clashes with the original tone of the scene.
  • Take That!:
    • The "How To Become A Sonic Fan" video is a mockery of the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom.
    • He makes a lot of shots aimed at Sonic.exe and its fans, referring to it as an abomination or similar.
    • "It's like...that kayon character maker that all the kids on DeviantArt like to use. Or pretty anybody who doesn't know how to draw likes to use. ...So, yeah, DeviantArt."
  • This Is Gonna Suck: His video on Donkey Kong Country starts with him claiming that the Donkey Kong franchise is perfect and untouchable...until he remembers what the title of his video is, and watches the intro with a Flat "What" and an "Oh, no.".
  • Unwinnable by Insanity: Invoked; in "Soft-Lock Picking", Christian goes out of his way to create traps that'll completely ruin his game. The trope is usually subverted, however, as the point is to try and escape these unwinnable situations without cheating, proving the game can be salvaged with enough patience and effort.

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