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From left to right: Ben Skinner, Desmond Johnson, Mark Phillips and Leland Manigo

RDCworld1 (Real Dreamers Change the World) is a group of YouTubers who are known for creating skits and long form short series based off of pop culture, basketball, anime, video games, and everyday life. The group is composed of Mark Phillips, Affiong Harris, Desmond Johnson, Leland Manigo, Ben Skinner, and Dylan Patel. They also have a reality tv/skit show sponsored by House of Highlights, part of the Bleacher Report sports network.

They occasionally collaborate with their friends and other local youtubers, like King Vader, CalebCity and Kimmie D.

Their YouTube channel can be found here.


The group and their videos contain the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Whenever the group portrays characters from media, expect this trope to be in for the sake of comedy.
  • Berserk Button: Don't tell a J Cole fan that you don't like his music.
  • Brutal Honesty: Their "How Other Marvel Heroes Feel About not Being In Avengers Infinity War/Endgame!" videos has an interviewer trying to calm down the raging Marvel heroes that weren't in the films by explaining the blunt truths about their possible roles conflicting the films' plot, such as:
    • Moon Knight not being a popular, top Marvel character by the time the films were released.
    • Punisher is only a superhero known for his marksmanship and expertise in military weaponry, yet Winter Soldier already fills that role, with the same military weapons Punisher boasted having.
    • Blade is not much of a superhero, he's more of a vampire slayer. And since there are no vampires in Endgame, he doesn't have any plot-relevance.
  • The Cameo: The group frequently make these in King Vader's videos.
  • Caps Lock: Most of their video titles are written with all-caps
  • Celebrity Endorsement: Their videos more often than not, are sponsored by mobile game companies, although the group also include clips where they play the games themselves.

    • Mark was eventually turned into a digital character in the NBA 2K video game series.
    • Mark, Dylan, Ben and Desmond appear in a Viz Media video ad for the dvd release of a season of Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
  • Comical Overreacting: The recurring J Cole fan character. Whenever J Cole releases new music, he begins venting all of his problems while sounding like he's on the verge of crying, only to eventually express optimism that there will be better days ahead.
  • Cosplay: For their anime and superhero-related skits, the boys would sometimes dress up as the character they are portraying as.
  • Deconstruction: Their videos under the format of "How X Be Y" are all about taking the common tropes of anime, films, and video game titles and portraying them in real-life situations, often with humurous results. These videos also overlap with a lot of Lampshade Hanging in the dialogue.
  • Genre Savvy: They tend to act this trope in "HORROR MOVIES THAT WOULDVE NEVER STARTED IF BLACK PEOPLE WERE THE CAST", as they know the plot points that would spell doom for the horror movies' protagonists, such as not watching any old VHS (as a nod to The Ring), and double-checking the GPS when in a crossroads (as a nod to Wrong Turn).
  • Kiai: In "How Marvel Heroes feel about Phase 4", Dylan Patel as Shang-Chi randomly shouts variations of "Waa-taaaa!"! while swinging his nunchuks while being interviewed.
  • Parody: A lot of their comedy skits are parodies of anime, video game, film franchises or deconstructions of the tropes used in these types of media.
  • Parrying Bullets: Parodied in SWORDS IN ANIME, where the villain panics in disbelief at the sight of this.
  • Product Placement: VIZ Media had them advertise a DVD for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime through a skit.
  • Repeat Cut: In the "WHEN PEOPLE TAKE ANIME TOO FAR" series, Mark punches Desmond and the scene replays three times, which Leland lampshades.
    Leland: Damn, he hit that nigga so hard, it replayed three different times!
  • Running Gag: Each of their "How Other Marvel Heroes Feel..." series of videos always includes an instance where Punisher quotes "I didn't know I came here to be disrespected." or a variation of it.
  • Shared Universe: The group appears in videos with King Vader and CalebCity, Caleb have them appear in "When you get too serious playing basketball."
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: "How smart characters be acting in anime" is a deconstruction of The Smart Guy in anime titles. Desmond sneaks into a house, but the owner (Mark) goes into such a long scientifical exposition on how he already knew that the former was hiding there the whole time. It goes long until Desmond got bored of all the mumbo-jumbo and leaves.
  • Take That!:
    • "How Fast And The Furious Movies Be Now" mocks how most of The Fast and the Furious films tend to focus more on action scenes involving fistfights and gunfights than the actual racing.
      Wait, why are we fighting? Shouldn't we be racing this up?
      I-I don't know, that's what they wrote in the script!
    • "How Video Game Companies be Coming Up with New Games" is about the numerous monetization practices in the video game industry (such as the story mode taking the least priority, the abundance of Downloadable Content, making half-finished games) or recent trends like anime Fighting Game titles having oversimplified mechanics, etc... while the only employee who suggests pro-playerbase ideas gets fired by the boss.
    • A heavy one towards the Sequel Gap for Kingdom Hearts III is made in "Video Game House 2":
      Sora: (In response to Link and Master Chief heading off to spy on Ezio) Y'all, alright, I'll go. Lemme just finish my trailer.
      Link: Bro, you've been watching that same trailer for 6 years, the game's not coming out, let's go.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: "How Time Be Moving in Anime" is a parody of this trope; a 10-second bomb's timer barely even moves despite the boys spending a lot of time talking, and driving across town.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When Ghostface barges into their house in "HORROR MOVIES THAT WOULDVE NEVER STARTED IF BLACK PEOPLE WERE THE CAST", the gang simply looks at him flat-faced, no reactions at all, until Ghostface leaves out of boredom.

Video Example(s):


RDC World RPG Battle

Jay's party attempts to defeat Desmond in this RPG-styled battle, but his level is so high it appears as question marks to them.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (3 votes)

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