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Daniel, better known as RTGame, is an Irish Youtuber and livestreamer who primarily does live streams of various games, including Cities: Skylines and The Sims 3. His Youtube content primarily consists of stream highlights, with his older content primarily being based around Team Fortress 2 content. His humor primarily relies on crossing the line twice and exploiting Video Game Cruelty Potential, with hilarious results. His Youtube channel, where he uploads edited highlights of streams, can be found here, with his Twitch here for those that want to see the streams in full.


Daniel's videos consist of the following tropes:

  • Addressing the Player: Played for laughs with Super Mario Maker 2. His viewers left tons of comments directly addressed to him in all of the levels he was playing, which he admits is incredibly distracting (not to mention extra confusing to players that aren't him). The lone exception being that one level where all the comments were addressed to Vinny of Vinesauce instead, prompting Daniel to wonder if all the more famous levels are full of people calling out to their favorite streamers. (Vinny actually made said level, as Dan eventually realized.)
  • Amusement Park of Doom:
    • Whenever he gets a chance to build rollercoasters, RT is going to make them as unsafe as possible. The prime example would probably be this coaster whose tracks can best be described as, in order from start to finish: a wiggly rope, a corkscrew that goes straight to hell, a tied knot, and then a ramp that launches you off the tracks at the top of a rollercoaster that's larger than some small mountains.
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    • Dosneyland in "I asked my Subscribers to build a knock-off Disneyland in Minecraft." It contains hilariously terrifying perversions of Disney characters all over the place, rides designed to kill guests, written messages like "END ME" and "HAVE A GOOD TIME OR ELSE," and a slave shop.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: He's absolutely giddy over Magnus's death in Minecraft: Story Mode, to the point where he plays "Conga" as he lays dying.
    Daniel: Hey Magnus, I got a second F-Bomb prepared, just in case in my back pocket... Go fuck yourself!
  • Arc Words: Go to bed.
  • Back for the Finale: "When City Planning in Cities Skylines floods Atlantis" features at least one element from each of his previous streams on the game.
  • Bad Boss: In his Minecraft streams where he coordinates the rest of the server into building a project, he typically fills this role. No OSHA Compliance is intentionally met, players' attempts to unionize (jokingly or not) are quashed with lava buckets, and (during the stream where the server built an island resort) anyone caught attempting to escape is slain. It goes even further with the Santa/Amazon HQ video, where the entire point of the video is to make them build what amounts to an elf slave camp.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In his six-story hedge maze The Sims 3 video:
    Daniel: I thought for today, we'd revisit [The Sims 3]. And it's gonna be with a very special family that that has long been anticipated to make a return...
    [He scrolls his mouse over the Bob family household]
    Daniel: It's the Connors!
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In the middle of a flood during the first Cities Skylines video:
    Daniel: Look, these people all are complaining they don't have water, so if anything, I'm doing them a favor.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call him British or say that Ireland is part of the UK.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: The video where they "build YouTube in Minecraft" is pretty much nothing but jabs at the platform's more questionable features and predatory copyright system. Naturally, everyone starts joking about how that video is going to be instantly demonetized or outright taken down.
  • Bizarrchitecture:
    • The Bob family lives in a house that's extremely wide but only a few tiles long. Due to the house's gable-shaped roof, it results in a disproportionately giant roof.
    • In his later Cities: Skylines streams, he tends to make towns into this. Case in point: roads that drive up impossibly steep angles, buildings that clip into and intersect with others, residential districts on incredibly steep mountains but with jarringly flat tops, a road "intersection" that's better described as a pile of spaghetti, and the list goes on.
  • Black Comedy: Almost all of the humour in his videos.
  • Busman's Holiday: Discussed in the I forced 200 Minecraft Players to turn an island into Starbucks stream. One person in the chat came back from their work as a barista in Starbucks, only to spend their evening free time watching a Starbucks being built in Minecraft.
  • Character Name Limits: "I Want Die" and "Connor TheAndroidSen".
  • Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: That lighthearted, Irish-accented tone of his persists even as he quips that he's about to obliterate a city via meteor strike, and even helps reinforce the humor.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Daniel accidentally skips the match that would have pit Demise (Ganondorf), Thanos (Falco), Nekos (Rosalina), and Floyd (Toon Link) against each other. Thanos ended up winning the "match", leading to Daniel cracking that he just snapped them.
  • Do Not Taunt The Train God: A Freeze-Frame Bonus variation in his "How to stop the Train Banana Bay Edition" video. After he has the entire server go as Engineers and construct buildings across the entire train track, the train is noticably struggling, and has slowed to a crawl. Then, after one Engineer who was standing right in front of the slowed train does the Schadenfreude taunt, the train immediately accelerates and plows through him and the rest of the buildings, going even faster than it normally does.
  • Downer Ending: His "Bob Family Household" series of The Sims 3 streams ended with everyone in the household (and perhaps even the entire town the streams were set in thanks to the age settings used) dying of old age, and a social worker coming to take away the two horses and the cat.
  • Epic Fail: Him managing to kill Ross Bob from exhaustion soon after starting the first Bob Family Household stream in The Sims 4.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Whenever he's not using Black Comedy, RT titles his videos this. Guess what he does in "I forced my loyal fans to build Ireland itself in Minecraft"?
  • Improbable Weapon User: RT usually turns Agent 47 into this. Muffins, a fish, and a briefcase containing the fish are all things he uses to take out guards.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: In one of his The Sims 3 streams, where he replaced every family in the entire town with The Connor family. And, a single Hank for good measure.
  • Irony: In his Minecraft streams, he'll usually have restrictions as to what people can build (either themed around something - i.e., Starbucks, the country of Ireland - or where they can build - i.e., Terraria). He gave other people complete freedom to build whatever they wanted when he had his fans create Lego, a product known for being sold in kits with a predetermined purpose.
  • Madness Mantra: In "I forced 200 Minecraft Players to turn an island into Starbucks", players made a room in the Starbucks HQ building on the titular island filled with nothing but signs saying "We are good slaves" plastered on every single wall and floor block in the room.
  • Malevolent Architecture: Every house that the Connor family moves into is this, and they have to run through a Death Course just to reach the living space on the top floor. Their first house was a giant "death course" with a Hedge Maze, swimming challenge room, a room full of fireworks, and a room with a narrow passage beside a death pit where RT intended for them to have to sit and get off chairs to pass. Their second house was just a 6-story hedge maze, but the family just bypassed it by glitching up to the top floor.
  • Mood Whiplash: During "When City Planning in Cities Skylines floods Atlantis", Daniel gives a heartfelt speech about how his life has changed since he started streaming... except, as Daniel points out shortly after, while half of the chat was "love hearts", the other half was more focused on destroying Atlantis.
    Daniel: (barely able to avoid corpsing) "RT! REMOVE THE DAM! KILL ATLANTIS!"
  • Monkeys on a Typewriter: The Terraria and Minecraft streams where he bands together 50+ people to play at the same time. They get their goals done. Eventually.
  • Moral Event Horizon: invoked The chat was noticeably upset in "When City Planning in Cities Skylines creates a city in the sky" due to Daniel deciding to hold the chat hostage via the Poophole Estate.
    Daniel: I'm holding you guys hostage until you say nice things about me.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Every video about Two-Point Hospital and Overcooked, some of his Sims videos, among others. A blimp or two in the city not interesting enough? How about over eight hundred?
  • One Steve Limit: Inverted for his Terraria stream, where he played with at least a hundred other players, all of whom set their character names to variations of "Zach".
    • Two members of the Bob family household share the first name "Billy". RT distinguishes them as "Billy" and "Other Billy".
  • Only Known by Initials: "RT" is The Artifact from when his username was "RumbleTumble Games". According to Daniel in his final TF2 stream, that's not what it stands for anymore, leaving it up to the imagination what it does stand for now.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: His TF2 server holds the world record for the highest killstreak ever achieved by a train.note 
  • Playing Against Type: A few weeks after RT's playthrough of Detroit: Become Human, his viewers were once again treated to Bryan Dechart's voice... as RT invited him (as well as Amelia Rose Blair) for a few rounds of Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. Judging by the comments, hearing Connor lob swears, crack dumb jokes, and pull a parodic "WHAT'S UP GAMERS" voice for laughs made for one hell of an experience.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Playing Tropico 6, he ends up, much to his dismay, having to abolish child labor. Because the kids were stealing all the jobs.
  • Press Q to Not Die: Daniel can't just stop himself from name-dropping the trope every time it happens in Minecraft: Story Mode. And it happens a lot.
  • Rapid Aging: To absolutely everyone during "When Playing God in The Sims goes wrong" video. RT sets all the default maturity speeds to their minimum of two days, with the exception of the Teen stage which lasts eight. This results in his town's Sims dying of old age within about 19 days of being born.
  • Repetitive Name: Bob Bob, from the original and The Sims 4 editions of the Bob Family Household.
    • Also, Barbara Barbara.
  • Running Gag:
    • "Take Me Home, Country Roads" being played for any sort of disaster in Cities: Skylines, notably when meteor strikes occur.
    • Killing people (especially any given allied NPC) with a Windblast in Dishonored. Usually accompanied by a Game Over for killing key allied NPCs.
    • In the Minecraft streams, at least one person will build a giant sign somewhere that reads "Help", "Help us", or some variation on that.
    • Having the name "Bob" in some way as the name of nearly of all the Sims he created so far.
    • In one particular Stardew Valley stream, repeated demands of having the other players go to bed.
    • For his Wii Sports Resort stream, he created a bizarre-looking Mii called "I want die." The Mii was the only one on his system (until his Wii Play stream, which introduced "End mii"), causing him to reappear in any stream requiring a Mii.
    • The Dosney Corporation.
    • Whenever he has to mention the name of a small child (usually as part of a hypothetical situation that ends up being bad for the kids), he'll just name the kid "Little Timmy".
    • "David Cage, you've done it again!"
  • Serial Escalation: Standard for repeated streams/videos of the same game.
    • For example, his Cities: Skylines streams escalating from just messing around to erupting poop volcanoes and building (then destroying) Atlantis in an Earth-shaped map.
    • His Sims videos have gone from simply playing God by reducing Sim autonomy and modifing other controls to "recreating the Thanos Snap" and creating hundreds of identical Sims to overrun an entire town.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: When he realizes that Magnus can die in Minecraft: Story Mode instead of Ellegaard, he reverts back to an earlier chapter. Not because he cares if Ellegaard lives or dies, but just to kill off Magnus.
  • Shamu Fu: The fugu is his recurring Weapon of Choice in the Hitman games, eventually culminating in "I killed 553 people using only a fish in Hitman 2". The title is alas not entirely truthful (it counts as a non-lethal takedown, so they actually died of the ensuing Neck Snap) but he does legit slap half a thousand people across the face with a fish over the course of the video.
  • Shout-Out: Some of the members of the Bob family household were Ross Bob (an obvious nod to Bob Ross), Waluigi Bob, and Gruntilda Bob.
  • Sigil Spam: When he asks his Minecraft players to turn a large island into Ireland for St Patrick's Day, it only takes a few minutes for them to cover a sizable portion of the landmass in nothing but Irish flags. Hilarity ensues.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Has a joking version of this trope with Call Me Kevin - amusingly, this is in spite of (or possibly because of) a common joke among fans that both are the same person.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Famously, whenever some wide-scale disaster happens, RT usually plays the fairly mellow Take Me Home, Country Roads.
  • Springtime for Hitler: He cuts off his one-road city from the outside world and tries to drive it bankrupt, only for it to thrive more than any previous point (and it was already far and away his most successful city, surpassing even West Virginia).
  • Take That, Audience!: RT sarcastically pokes fun at the audience about how playing with LEGO isn't entertaining, but apparently watching 100 people slowly dig a hole in Minecraft is.
  • Tempting Fate: During his attempt to recreate the Thanos Snap in The Sims 3, Daniel mentions near the end that despite doing the Snap, no one actually died. Thanos drowns in the pool not too long after Daniel starts a fire to try and kill Sims.
    • In a positive example, when playing The Dalaran Heist, he chooses a card randomly because of it's vague description, sarcastically calling it "The best card in the game". Said card, Wondrous Wisdomball, ends up winning him the entire adventure, resulting in him sincerely declaring it to be the best card in the game.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: 1-3 meteors is usually enough to permanently cripple or outright exterminate a city. He has a habit of raining dozens of them on his cities, sometimes accompanied by extra disasters. At one point, when he uses the Ragnarok Extreme mod (which allows the intensity of disasters to go 500, well beyond the base game's default), he put in so many meteors that he managed to crash the game!
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: The WWMii video pits an absurd number of amiibo fighters against each other, such as TorqueDawg (Samus), The UK (Captain Falcon), and Mr. Bean (Mii Swordfighter). Mr. Bean wins.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Exaggerated with the Connor family in The Sims 3, where it's just one character copy-pasted eight times.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: Despite the stuff he does tending to fall into the below trope, Daniel did legitimately care about most of the members of the Bob family, with him even restarting to an earlier save whenever Ross Bob died, until deciding it would be better to accept his fate and let him go.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Common in his streams, with it happening in almost every single one of his Cities: Skylines streams, usually with the Fallout 76 trailer cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads playing over the ensuing natural disasters. This actually earned him a sponsorship, as Calypso Media, the devs behind Tropico, thought he would be perfect in their series about running a communist dictatorship.

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