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"I am sorry for creating Real-Time Fandub. It was a mistake."
Charley

Real-Time Fandub is a web series created by YouTuber PopelickVA and friends as an affectionate love letter to Gag Dubs and popular television shows. The only main difference is the fact that this series is created and streamed live. Needless to say, Hilarity Ensues. It first premiered on YouTube on June 4th, 2016, and was moved to Picarto on June 29th, due to copyright infringement.

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In mid-2018, Penny Parker began a sort of branch of the series called Real-Time Fandub Games, where, as you might guess, they dub cutscenes of video games. RTF Games episodes are always posted straight to Penny's channel, rather than being livestreamed.

If you're still confused about the premise, just picture an entire series made out of very random and R-rated Hilarious Outtakes.

Cast Members in Alphabetical order:

  • Alex
  • Alfred Coleman
  • Agniya Kuznetsova
  • Arbër Lezi
  • Blue Lennox
  • Brian Corbett
  • Charley Marlowe
  • Chase Young
  • Ella Cesari
  • Haley
  • Hayley Rose
  • Joey
  • Marble Charlotte
  • Oscar
  • Penny Parker
  • Red Van Buskirk
  • Ryan Mitchum (AKA Chongo)
  • Sammi
  • Sara Sarnicki
  • Shelby Sessler

Former Cast Members in Alphabetical order:

Guest Cast Members in Alphabetical order:
  • Malcolm Ray (from The Nostalgia Critic)
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  • Angelina

The series usually starts off asking viewers to verify if they are live and if everyone can hear/see them, by telling them to write a catchphrase in the Picarto chat.

So far the series has dubbed:

     Real-Time Fandub 

  • Action Girl: Lucia, Hayley and Sammi.
  • Anachronic Order: Just about every series, but notably Gravity Falls and Steven Universe were dubbed in a random order, leading to some very bizarre and contradictory continuity.
  • Black Comedy: Mostly of a political and socio-critical nature. Sammi has mastered this. Lucia and Awkward in particular can't dub anything without referencing Donald Trump or communism/capitalism in some way.
  • Corpsing: Since these are done live and unrehearsed, there are plenty of cases where you can hear the cast laughing, wheeze, chortle & chuclkle at each other's jokes and performances. One notable case is the infamous "Pissing On The Moon" scene in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub where a good amount of the cast had to beg to pause the session for a bit to catch their breaths.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Before Gravity Falls, the series was prerecorded and then edited for release.
  • Fun with Foreign Languages: In Back to the Future, Arbër voiced the Libyans by having them shout Real-Time Fandub Running Gags (in Albanian, at that)
  • The Great Politics Mess-Up: For the first Friday of the Fandub Bomb, Lucia portrayed Bismuth as a radical Soviet communist. Then for the next Friday, she played Jasper as a hardcore capitalist. Timeline issues aside, this is especially notable because Russia supposedly doesn't exist in the world of Steven Universe.
  • Metalhead: Brian. He made the metal Gravity Falls-RTF-Opening.
  • The Movie:
  • Never Trust a Title: When the Sonic Riders fandub was released, it was simply titled as "Sonic Riders". There is no mention of Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity being part of the fandub along with the first one.
  • N-Word Privileges: Twice in the dub of "Sock Opera", on-screen text points out that Sammi as Mabel can crack Nazi jokes to the "Aryan" Gabe since she's Jewish.
  • One Steve Limit: There's two Ha(y)leys in the cast.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Ella isn't the best at impressions and doesn't have that big of a range, but she can dub an entire Donald Trump speech on her own.
  • Serious Business:
    • Are you on #TeamGrub or #TeamSnacks?
    • Hayley combined both words in the title her podcast SnubDub, in which Real-Time Fandub cast members are interviewed and doing improv comedy skits. It's the best of both worlds!
  • Soprano and Gravel: Penny, Lucia and Dalton can do both at once.

     The dubs themselves 
  • Animal Motif:
    • Bill Cipher has been repeatedly compared to an ant by both Dipper and himself.
    • Kevin from Steven Universe was turned into a furry due to Penny not knowing what to say and just howling like a wolf.
  • Chummy Commies: Bismuth in the Steven Universe dubs is referred to as Communist Bismuth and is shown to be a mostly friendly Large Ham.
  • Everyone Is Gay: Since a lot of the cast members are gay themselves, they love projecting it onto the characters in ridiculous ways. For example, they made The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya about Kyon coming to terms with his own pansexuality, except not, because the moral of the story is that it's better to stay in the closet(?).
  • No Indoor Voice: "WHYWEREN'TYOUATELFPRACTICE?!?!?!"
  • Robosexual: The crew made Greg Universe sexually attracted to cars. A "car-y" if you will, like a furry but with cars.
  • Running Gag: Too many to possibly list them all, but "Forget about that guy", "We need to kill him" and Communist Bismuth come to mind.
    • Bringing up the year "nineteen-aught-seven".
  • Stylistic Suck: W E ' R E T H E E L V E S
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Agniya, as a Russian, was cast as Bobinsky in the dub of Coraline and tried to voice him with an exaggerated typical Russian accent, like in canon. However she was so focused on getting the accent right that she could barely think of anything to say, despite her normally talking with a Russian accent already.

    Real-Time Fandub Games 
  • Aborted Arc: The dubs can be... rather inconsistent, thanks largely to their improvised nature, and that inconsistancy sometimes takes this form.
    • When Mephiles is introduced, he mentions kinning Shadow, and how his body is morphing to become 100% Shadow. This never gets brought up again.
    • Shadow is unsure what he should do in the dub, and at one point says that his new character arc is him going against YouTube for its algorithm helping make Fortnite: Battle Royale as game of the year. Nothing comes out of his rage against YouTube. Even Shadow comments on it.
    Shadow: I had a YouTube going on...
  • Accidentally Accurate: Happens repeatedly in Adventure 2, due to the fact that several of the cast members have never played the game before.
    • After Eggman warns Sonic and Shadow that "you have thirteen seconds before the island fucking explodes", Alfred has to be informed that that really is what happens.
      Alfred: Wait, seriously—? [the island starts to explode] OH MY GOD, I DIDN'T KNOW! OH MY GOD, I DIDN'T KNOW!
    • Alfred again in the Dark Story, when the Biolizard is unleashed:
      Alfred: [as Eggman] Shadow could have been a true beast, and now you shall die!
      [cut to black]
      Ryan: That's actually the story.
      Alfred: ...is it?
    • During the final cutscene, Rouge refers to Shadow as "Hedgehog Jesus" (It Makes Sense in Context) then openly wonders whether that means he'll come back to life. After recording ends, and Penny notes that Shadow was brought back in the later games...
      Blue: Wait, are you telling me when I called him "Hedgehog Jesus", that was actually like a—
      Penny: Oh, no, it absolutely is.
      Blue: [laughing] That's so fucking funny.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: Due to its Improv nature, some characters are portrayed as being rather dim compared to their originals.
    • In the original Resident Evil 2 remake, Mr. X is a cunning monster who constantly tracks down the main characters. In the dub, he gets completely thrown off by Claire closing a door (due to having No Object Permanence).
    • In the original Sonic Adventure 2 game, Rouge is rather smart and Amy is of average intelligence. In the dub, Rouge can only read basic English and Amy never learned to read at all.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, Eggman is Gerald Robotnik's son, not his grandson. A throwaway line from Shadow suggests that the flashbacks with Maria (likely Eggman's younger cousin in this continuity) happened only ten years prior to the events of the story instead of fifty. Also, Eggman created Shadow (as his biological son, no less), not Gerald.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Silver's fights with Sonic are not murderous here. He's just trying to talk Sonic out of his rap career (because in the future his raps become so lit they literally set the world on fire), and things escalate from there.
    • Mephiles also kills Sonic by complete accident, and is remorseful of it.
    • Clockwerk's schemes in the Sly Cooper fandub, though still petty, are a far cry from his much more ruthless plan in the source material. He isn't even responsible for gassing Sly.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Storm in the Sonic Riders dub, while not a genius, is at least of average intelligence compared to his Dumb Muscle personality in the games. This doesn't make him any less of a Butt-Monkey, though.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the Sonic Riders dub, Jet is a far cry from the cocky Jerk Jock he is in the source material. While he still bickers with Storm and Wave from time to time, he's otherwise much more cordial with everyone, even wishing to be part of Sonic's friend group. Hilariously, in the dub's climax, it's him who calls out Sonic for acting like an ass all the time; had he adhered to his game counterpart's personality, the opposite would be true.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Gerald Robotnik lacks any Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds qualities here, instead intervening in the story after his son's nudes hit the internet.
    • Eggman is too busy drunkenly melting down to help the heroes in the Last Story of the Sonic Adventure 2 dub (at least without counting the behind-the-scenes footage uploaded after the fact). Granted, said breakdown was brought on by the heroes fucking his wife, getting his Twitter blocked, and posting his nudes to Twitter, so arguably the "heroes" are more villainous...
    • Murray falls into villainy after Sly shoots him with a gun. He makes Carmelita disappear, threatens to make Sly disappear afterwards, beats Bentley while humming Pumpkin Hill, traps Bentley on a snowy island so that he can talk with Sly more, forces Carmelita into a dance ray, and gasses Sly when he tries to save her.
    • Though more Adaptational Anti-Heroism than outright villainy, Sly kills the Fiendish Five instead of letting Carmelita arrest them. (Though two of them consented to it.)
    • Sonic might have actually been responsible for the world being destroyed in Silver's timeline, as his rap soundtrack for Shadow's Fortnite ripoff is so "lit" it literally set the world on fire. Though it's implied it might have actually been Shadow's rap that did it. It's not exactly clear.
    • As for Shadow, while it's debatable whether or not he caused the bad future in Sonic 06, it's clear he doesn't regret making it worse with Rouge beyond the fact he feels he failed in his attempt to make a battle royale game out of the city infrastructure, while Rouge is genuinely worried about the greater issue that they somehow made the future worse. Additionally, much of the Dark Story dub from Sonic Adventure 2 is spent with Shadow being a general ass to Eggman; most of the really terrible stuff Eggman does in that dub are a result of the terrible indignities Shadow put him through. And while he's True Companions with Rouge and Omega in the games, in the dub, he treats Omega as a tool purely to aggravate other people and otherwise ignores him, and while he's married to Rouge, he's also far colder to her.
  • Affably Evil: Unlike his characterization in his origin game, Mephiles falls into this trope in the dub. He spends most of his time playing and talking about Fortnite, and later in the dub, becomes a salty ex towards Shadow and starts making his own battle royale game. He even falls into a mental breakdown after killing Sonic on accident, when originally he did so intentionally and did an Evil Laugh afterwards.
  • Age Lift: In the original games, Knuckles is 16, only one year older than Sonic. In the dubs, while no explicit age is given, he apparently graduated from Princeton University in 1907.
  • The Alcoholic: Eggman drinks to soothe his pain throughout the Sonic Adventure 2 dub. The entire rant about pissing on the moon was done while he was incredibly wasted, to the point he doesn't remember it afterward. In the falling action, when he asks for another drink, Tails opines outright that he needs a therapist, not a bottle.
  • And I Must Scream: Downplayed in the Garry's Mod portion of the Sonic Riders dub, where Storm finds himself immobilized, but still able to speak despite his mouth being closed.
  • Angrish: When informed that his Fortnite account is being hacked, Eggman lets out a noise that the subtitles describe as "demonic high pitched screeching".
  • Answer Cut:
    • The Sonic Adventure 2 dub has Tails ask Sonic how to "fuck crops"; one Smash Cut later, he regrets hearing the answer.
    • From the Sly Cooper dub:
    Sly: Why do I have a gun?
    Bentley: Yeah, it's a gun! I made it for you! You're gonna use it at some point.
    Sly: Am I gonna shoot Murray?
    [Smash Cut to Sly holding a piece of paper]
    Bentley: It's a restraining order from Murray after you shot him with the gun!
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Eggman late in Sonic 2006: "Now this isn't the diss I wanted..." and the rest is swearing.
  • Anything That Moves: Among other things, Sonic has fucked Eggman's wife... and his crops. He also had an affair with the President of the United States, and got into a polyamorous marriage with Silver and Shadow. Also, Eggman's wife fucked the world out of some desire for sexual satisfaction.
  • Arc Number: The Sonic 2006 dub has Sonic shout out "one!" whenever he points a single finger.
  • Arc Words: The idea of "carrying on the legacy" crops up several times:
    • Annette asks Sherry to take over her Club Penguin account.
    • Ada encourags Leon to carry on her "feminine message".
    • Tails becomes the new Eggman after the original is presumed dead.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Eggman's plans tend to revolve around this. For example, in the Adventure 2 Hero Story, his plan is apparently to conquer the universe and force everyone in it to... watch his Splatoon 2 Let's Plays.
  • Art Shift: Due to the actual game's climax being in an area bereft of any cutscenes, the climax of the Sonic Riders dub is a Garry's Mod animation.
  • Ascended Extra: The giant mosquito Sly flies on during his showdown with Mz. Ruby is given dialogue and a name (Skeeter).
  • Ass Shove: After Sonic and co. form their plan to stop Gerald Robotnik's destruction of the world, Sonic goes off and shoves an entire bag of jelly beans up his ass.
  • Bait-and-Switch: For no real reason, Shadow has Omega count how much sand is in the desert. Omega then proceeds to start counting from 1, much to Rouge's horror... only for it to turn out that, once Omega reaches 30, he was counting by millions.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Norman "Devil's Breath" Osborn's stank breath, in high enough concentrations, makes people start turning into tables.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Getting cuckolded is this to Dr. Eggman. He posts a massive rant when Shadow fucks and pees on his wife, and in the Sonic 2006 dub, he drops his Cold Ham act and shouts to fire missiles at Sonic when he rescues Elise from him.
    • Mentioning Tails' mother appears to be this for Tails.
      Eggman: Listen to me, Tails... I know who your mother is...
      Tails: DON'T YOU FUCKING LIE TO ME!
    • For Mephiles, disrespecting gamers. He traps Sonic in the hell dimension for this reason, and rants about getting friendzoned for being a gamer. He seems to look down upon non-gamers in general, as he calls Silver a beta cuck after he says he's not a gamer.
    • On the flipside, Sonic hates gaming, shown when he disrespects gamers and gets trapped in the hell dimension for it, and also suggests that Elise blows out the Flame of Gamers.
    • Knuckles is generally pretty easygoing in the dubs, but in the Riders dub when Sonic expresses disbelief that Knuckles managed to learn braille, Knuckles snaps and calls him an "ableist piece of shit."
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Eggman says "shut up" several times in a row as he leaves his intervention during the Adventure 2 dub, culminating in a final loud "SHUT! UP!" Rouge notes that no-one had actually been speaking.
  • Blatant Lies: After Eggman fully learns of how his wife has slept with almost the entire cast of the Sonic games, Sonic promises that they can fix things between them... while giggling.
  • Body Horror:
    • Eggman's penis is shaped like "every Tetris block at once".
    • Mere seconds after his first appearance in the World of Thematic Resolution, Tails is reduced to a pile of mangled limbs on the ground. Not that he's too horrified by it, anyway.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Eggman explaining what his new team is going to do:
    Eggman: Alright, since Team Fur Affinity fucked my wife, I'm gonna have both of you be a part of my team. (...) Listen, we're going to explore this island, you're going to find Sonic! He has all of the weed that you need! The ganja, that Mary Jane, Marij Jamij! All in his pockets! He is your local drug dealer, and I'm going to BLOW UP THE ISLAND.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Two characters do this in the Adventure 2 dub:
    • Eggman points out that an explosion effect is just a JPEG image, asks why the camera is zooming in on him at one point, and directly addresses the audience the first time he's seen out of the Egg Walker:
      Eggman: Bet you didn't think I had legs, did ya?
    • Knuckles also points out a JPEG image (a door, in his case), and then there's his famous "I can't believe your tits are one polygon!" line to Rouge.
  • Brick Joke:
    • At the very beginning of the Sonic 2006 dub, a citizen yells that his bed is made of scorpions, which another citizen suggests he should get fixed. While Mephiles is in the process of turning everyone in the world into his boyfriend, the same citizen notes that his bed has been fixed.
    • Also in the Sonic 2006 dub, Eggman says he is now Todd Howard while discussing his battle royale game with Shadow. Later, when Eggman flies over Soleanna in his ice-cream cone shaped ship:
    • After making it to the Space Colony ARK in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, Sonic realizes he's going to have to take Tails to therapy after explaining how he fucked Eggman's crops. One joke early in the Sonic Riders dub involves Tails being upset that he missed a therapy appointment.
  • Buffy Speak: During the Spider-Man dub, Silver Sable refers to Spider-Man as the "Pew-pew thwip-thwip man" at one point.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Eggman spends three years of his life trapped inside a G.U.N. stronghold, is repeatedly cuckolded by nearly the entirety of the Sonic the Hedgehog cast, his Twitter accounts are screwed with, and his nudes are leaked to the internet (revealing that he has a Tetris-shaped dick). And then someone hacks into his Epic Games account, costing him all his progress on Fortnite.
    • Silver in the Sonic 2006 dub; in addition to being perpetually on the verge of breaking down from depression, he has no friends and gets no respect from anyone else in the cast (not even Blaze) until near the end.
    • Mephiles is trapped in a vape pen/Fortnite update Amiibo for a decade, fully aware of his surroundings but unable to do anything, and when he gets out, he finds himself constantly ignored and belittled by everyone else, his boyfriend cheats on him, and Omega is constantly shooting him.
    • Peter Parker. Everyone he considered a friend reveals they don't consider him one (minus Doctor Octavius, who goes insane, and Miles Morales), Aunt May is constantly using his grief and pain for Vines and social experiments (and monetizes them), and MJ constantly sends him into existential crises, to the point where they had to break up.
    • Mr. X is still a threat in the Resident Evil 2 dub, but he's also turned into a generally unsuccessful Scary Librarian with No Object Permanence.
  • Call-Back:
    • There are multiple references to the Sonic cast sleeping with Eggman's wife Martha in the follow-up to the Sonic Adventure 2 dub.
    • The Hero Story dub has Sonic repeat his "Talk about a low-budget flight!" line invokedafter being ejected from Space Colony ARK.
    • Alfred tries to reference the famous "pissing on the moon" line at the very end of the Sonic 2006 dub (at Ryan's request), but is cut off by the credits before he can get further than "I'M PI—"
      • Omochao, of all characters, references the line during the Sonic Riders dub, appearing on a TV screen and proclaiming, "I'm here to make an announcement... wait, no, wrong script."
    • In general, the entire series is full of this/Running Gags, except some are much easier to miss than others. For example:
      • Shadow shouting at Maria that he didn't fart is a reference to Eggman doing the same capsule sealing to Sonic for farting.
      • S06's "worn out Blazes" is a callback to Eggman doing the same thing in the SA2 dub.
      • Amy calls Knuckles a harlot in the Riders dub. Wonder who called her a harlot in the SA2 dub?
      • Sonic says "I'm not in the sky, dicknips," to Eggman in Riders after Shadow used that exact line on Sonic in Sonic '06. Both times were preceded by the target of the line pointing upward while claiming they were pointing straight at the speaker.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: Bird capitalism secretly controls the world and Shadow thinks regular capitalism will eventually cause him to dissolve into vape juice.
  • Catchphrase: In the Sonic Adventure 2 fandub, Eggman repeatedly says "I am so sick..." in response to the sheer amount of bullshit that he has to contend with. The behind-the-scenes video for the dub shows that there were several instances of the line being cut from the finished video.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Alfred in Sonic Adventure 2 as Eggman. To a point where, for once in the series, they had to pause to stop laughing so hard because of the "pissing on the moon" scene.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • This moment from the Sonic Adventure 2 Hero Story:
      Dr. Eggman: You have thirteen seconds before the island fucking explodes, you Hot Topic wannabe and you blue gumball son-of-a-bitch. You have done nothing but destroy my life, I hope you both die.
      Sonic: HOT TOPIC?!
      Shadow: No! My secret!
    • Rouge shows Eggman a part of the newspaper to prove to him that he pissed on the moon the previous night. However, all Eggman cares to notice from it is that Tails has all of the weed.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Sammi as Carmelita. Based on the trailer for the Spider-Man dub, pretty much any other character Sammi plays, as well.
  • Cool Old Lady: Aunt May, YouTube and Vine e-celeb prankster. Much to her nephew Peter's misfortune.
  • Corpsing: Aside from the gang constantly laughing at each others' lines, Alfred is clearly cracking up when he threatens to shoot Amy in the face unless Sonic leaves.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The dub’s version of Eggman seems to be one of these, albeit one that occasionally goes on drunken rampages and is still discovering his sexuality. His evil schemes, when being carried out soberly, typically revolve around grabbing essential resources to make or engineering advertising for a variety of shady sounding Let’s Plays, video games and consoles, expanding into movies in Sonic Riders, as well as secretly owning RedBox.
  • The Corruptible: Otto Octavius is very easily influenced to do evil, even by his hair, which is why he got rid of it. His heel turn is ultimately cemented when he decides to become an influencer like his idol Aunt May.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: FloppyFeet dies from shitting too much after eating bad Chipotle.
  • Damsel Scrappy: Lampshaded in the Sonic 06 dub.invoked
    Eggman: How many times are you going to run!? I've captured you seventeen different times!
    Elise: I feel like it's gonna be, like, at least eighteen.
    [Beat]
    Eggman: *wheeze* ... The caucasity of this bitch.
  • Death by Adaptation: The Fiendish Five die instead of being arrested.
  • Death Seeker: Storm and Jet as a result of their experiences in the World of Thematic Resolution at the end of the Riders dub, the experience having mentally broken them (especially Storm).
    Jet: Is that fucking Hatsune Miku? Are you asking for death from Hatsune Miku?
    Hatsune Miku: Yep!
    Jet: Me next! Me next! Me next!
  • Depraved Homosexual: Mephiles. By the end of the dub, he takes all of the Chaos Emeralds and forcibly makes every man on the planet his boyfriend.
    Mephiles: Now I have all the colors of the rainbow, and I can unleash my true gay power! (maniacally laughs) NOW EVERYONE IS MY BOYFRIEND!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Due to how comedic things are, it's not uncommon for villains to be characterized as having rather petty motivations.
    • Shadow's reaction to Eggman thinking to use "eatmyasshole" and 69 to access Shadow's Social Security account (and his We Can Rule Together proposal) is to call him fat and fuck his wife.
    • Maria Robotnik traps Shadow in a capsule and sends him down to Earth simply for farting. Even then with how Shadow acted, it may or may not have been even his.
    • Eggman's whole motivation for blowing up the moon in a drunken stupor with his super laser piss is because Shadow slept with (and peed on) his wife. In the Hero Story, he blows it up for not being made of cheese.
    • Gerald Robotnik triggers Space Colony ARK's Colony Drop not to avenge Maria's death, but because Eggman's nudes got leaked on Twitter.
    • Mephiles traps Sonic in the hell dimension for supposedly "disrespecting gamers". Given Mephiles' personality, it's likely even more petty than that.
    • Mr. X is an angry librarian, whom is stalking and trying to murder almost all of the RE2 protagonists. All because they have way overdue library books. Most of them being Children's Books even.
  • Dissimile: During his rant in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, Eggman claims that Shadow's dick is "the size of this walnut" while the screen displays the Space Colony ARK, only to clarify "except way smaller" as it gets zoomed in on.
  • Dumbass No More: Parodied. In the Zero Gravity dub, Amy used the five-year time gap to get a master's degree... in abstract thinking, a new degree which she made herself.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Eggman's wife is actually mentioned twice in the Hero Story dub; once early on and once half the story later. In the Dark Story dub, her and the Sonic cast fucking her becomes a major plot point.
  • The Eeyore: Silver suffers from depression and insomnia. He also frequently complains and belittles himself.
  • Eldritch Location: Mr. Negative's Acid-Trip Dimension, which is apparently Boston.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: Penny's parody version of "His World" includes the line "Here comes a running gag in this dub:", followed by three garbled syllables, the last of which somewhat rhymes with "fits" from the end of the previous line. Turn on the subtitles, and the end of the line is written out as "[unintelligible]".
  • Everyone Has Standards: Shadow is sufficiently horrified when he realizes that he had sex with his own mother.
  • Evil Is Petty: Clockwerk switched Murray and Bentley's bodies and covered up the lesbian affair between Benjamin Franklin and George Washington out of boredom and the hope that it would slightly inconvenience Sly in some way.
  • Famous Ancestor: Downplayed with cousins instead of ancestors. When the Commodore 64 keyboard denied Jet access because he is a bird who is not Falco Lombardi, Jet said "I knew I should have invited my cousin Falco Lombardi!"
  • Foil: Sonic and Jet in Riders. Jet loves making new friends and is totally devoted to Storm and Wave, even if they do bicker frequently. Sonic, on the other hand, is so rigid that he actually has a friendship application process and the arguments he has with his team is much more vicious, culminating in Sonic realizing he hasn't been a good friend.
  • Foreshadowing: Happens quite a bit, either intentionally or unintentionally. You really can't tell with this group.
    • In the Hero Story of Sonic Adventure 2, Eggman tells Shadow that he's ruined his life and he wants nothing to do with him. We find out that, by this point in the Dark Story, he's already slept with Eggman's wife, explaining why he feels this way.
    • In the Dark Story of Sonic Adventure 2, Eggman calls Shadow a "bitch-ass motherfucker" for having sex with his wife. In the follow-up dub, it's revealed that Shadow is Eggman's son, meaning that he did fornicate with his mother.
    • To add onto that, Eggman tells Shadow about how he knows about how his dick looks likes because he created it. However he immediately changes the subject to tell Shadow to stop talking about his Tetris-shaped (here he refers to it as egg-shaped) dick.
  • Forgot I Could Fly:
    • A literal example. When Knuckles arrives at Pumpkin Hill, he's surprised to learn he can fly (well, glide). Justified as Knuckles spends the entire dub stoned out of his mind, not to mention the fact that his voice actress probably genuinely didn't know Knuckles could do that.
    • Another literal example in the Sonic 06 dub. After Tails suggests they go get ice cream, Sonic runs off. Tails flies after him, and makes the same remark as Knuckles in the Hero story dub.
    • Raleigh suddenly remembers he can swim after being defeated by Sly. It doesn't help since Sly murders him shortly after.
  • For the Evulz: Shadow decides to sleep with Eggman's wife, Martha, after Eggman releases him, for no reason in particular than to just be a jackass. Rouge reveals that she did the same in the middle of trying to comfort Eggman.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Between Murray and Bentley in the Sly Cooper dub.
  • Gag Nose: "I want you gone out of my life! Look at the size of my nostril, I can smell you from here!"
  • Gainax Ending: At the climax of the Sonic Riders dub, the characters race towards Astral Babylon, are engulfed in white light... and emerge in the World of Thematic Resolution, where things play out in increasingly bizarre fashion, culminating in the gang taking down a Strider with assistance from a munitions-wielding Hatsune Miku. This was presumably done partly due to a lack of footage of the actual climax, and partly to depict Sonic's inner battle to stop being a bitch, but the net result is both hysterical and bizarre.
    Jet: Where are we? Is this Xbox?
    Sonic: We're in the World of Thematic Resolution, Jet!
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The climax of the Sonic Riders dub ends with a fight against a Strider.
  • Gilligan Cut: One happens in the Sonic 06 dub when Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles go to take down Eggman.
    Knuckles: Hey, don’t take me anywhere-
    (cut to Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles running into the “computer room”)
    Knuckles: AW, FUCK!
  • The Ghost: Martha Robotnik, Eggman's oft-discussed but never-seen wife in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub. Apparently, most of the Sonic cast has slept with her, to Eggman's disappointment.
  • A Good Way to Die: Silver thinks that Blaze got this, for as long as it lasted:
    "She went out the way we all want to... by turning into mist and sparkles after holding two diamonds..."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Omega bombards Mephiles after finding out that he hooked up with Shadow.
  • Harmful to Minors: Eggman's piss rant is displayed all around the city... Which ends up terrifying a little girl who sees it. In the earlier iteration of that scene, Eggman calls her ugly and tells her that he hates her.
  • Hell Is That Noise: After Eggman finds out his Epic Games account got hacked, he makes a noise that the captions can only describe as "demonic high-pitched screaming" and what Eggman describes as "a birth of cactuses out of my asshole".
  • Hidden Depths: Subverted. While the Riders dub reveals Knuckles graduated from Princeton University in 1907, he only remembers learning that he's really handsome.
  • Historical Character's Fictional Relative: The Sly Cooper dub reveals that George Washington is Sly's grandmother, while Benjamin Franklin is Murray's grandmother, making them blood relatives.
  • Incoming Ham: Both of Eggman's news broadcast hijackings in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub start with this.
    Eggman (Hero Story): Hey everyone! Guess what? I know you wanna buy my stocks, but fuck you, I'm keeping the stocks!
    Eggman (Dark Story): I've come to make an announcement: Shadow the Hedgehog's a bitch-ass motherfucker!
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Eggman always refers to Twitter as "Twitter dot com" in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub. In the Sonic 2006 dub, he calls Twitch "Twitch TV dot com".
    • Also, it's "Memphis Tennessee", not "Mephiles", and he will have you respect his name.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: In one scene that cuts from Amy and Elise in the present to Sonic and pals in the future, Amy and Sonic are shown to have the same thoughts on Elise:
    Amy: Aw, fuck it, I can't compete. You have—skin, and—hands—that are like, small, and dainty, and can fit in a butthole!
    (cut to the future)
    Sonic: And she has skin and hands that are small and dainty and can fit in a butthole. She's the girl of my dreams, Shadow!
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: The Resident Evil 2 dub, which features Claire and Leon (somehow) venturing into the mind of Club Penguin user FloppyFeet and encountering manifestations of his personality. This is more or less unrelated to the currently ongoing zombie apocalypse.
  • Large Ham: Alfred's take on Eggman in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, and the Sonic Riders dub to a lesser extent. He takes more of a Cold Ham route with the Sonic 2006 dub, where the character's actions are comparatively less exaggerated and his design is more realistic.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the Sonic Riders dub, Sonic comments that Knuckles did a good impression of Amy, which is funny considering that Amy and Knuckles are voiced by the same actress.
  • Legacy Character: After Eggman seemingly dies halfway through the Sonic Riders dub, Tails decides to become the new Eggman. Shortly after the five-year Time Skip leading into the Zero Gravity portion of the dub, the original Eggman returns and takes back his title.
  • Little "No": In the Resident Evil 2 dub, a prisoner tells Leon that she has some crucial information to tell him. Leon then responds with "No." before invokedshooting her in the face.
  • Long Speech Tea Time: After Eggman's made his speech to Princess Elise in Sonic 2006, says (she did say in the first place "I'm just gonna meditate here...") that she was visualizing a beach out of stress; that's what her father said to do under stress.
  • Love Dodecahedron: A strange one forms in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) dub. Elise is in love with Sonic, who is in love with Shadow, who is in love with Silver, Sonic, and Mephiles, who is trying to put up a front of being in love with Blaze in front of Blaze and Silver, while Amy is also in love with Sonic. Despite Shadow being married to Rouge, the dodecahedron does not extend to her; Shadow and Rouge are comfortable in their relationship together, and Rouge actively helps get Sonic and Shadow married. She doesn't even bat an eye at Sonic and Shadow hooking up with Silver.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: In the Sonic 2006 dub, Eggman reveals that Shadow is his biological son. Shadow, knowing that he slept with Eggman's wife, is unsettled by this revelation.
    Shadow: God, if you're my dad, then that makes the last dub horrifying.
  • Madlibs Catch Phrase: Rouge has variations of 'Hello X,' with X being the pronoun that most fits the category of people or person she's saying hello to, most often in a sultry tone.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: In the dub of Resident Evil 2 (Remake), the Tyrant/Mr. X is reimagined as an implacable, determined librarian who hunts down people for overdue books, a characterization that doesn't change at all when the plot structure is revealed, with absolutely no attempt made to justify why this is the case. If anything, the fact that he doesn't fit in at all makes it even funnier.
  • Mess on a Plate: The Grand Slam that Silver and Blaze order ends up looking like a giant lava monster (Iblis's first form) and is sentient, threatening to consume their souls. They still manage to eat all of it offscreen.
  • Motor Mouth: At the end of the Resident Evil 2 (Remake) dub, the trucker seen at the beginning swiftly drops a last-second explanation as to how Sherry was able to escape FloppyFeet's mindscape despite being a personification of his childhood innocence.
    Trucker: The reason Sherry was able to escape is because childhood innocence is a universal concept and so she was able to exist outside of our world FUCK YOU LEON!
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Considering the fact that it's on Penny's gaming channel, it would make sense that Ryan would reference bad movie tie-in games.
    • The "And then we played Neopets." line at the end of the 06 dub could be a reference to the Neopets: The Darkest Faerie letplay on the Snapcube channel that Penny, Ryan, and Red (who play Sonic, Shadow, and Silver respectfully) are involved with.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Due to Hayley apparently initially mistaking heat distortion for an underwater effect and running with it, Knuckles spends most of his first encounter with Storm drowning in his own lungs, which Storm claims is the power of his Stand. For obvious reasons, this power and his Stand never come up again.
  • Nice Guy:
    • Miles Morales. He's nice to almost everyone, steps up to defend people, and is basically the only person who is both Peter's friend and doesn't become a villain.
    • Sonic is relatively nice to everyone, even Amy, who is obsessed with him, and Eggman. The only people he is rude to are gamers, which is why Mephiles traps him in the hell dimension, and Silver, because he's weird. However, this is averted in the Riders dub, where Sonic has become such an asshole that none of his friends like him, and he has to learn to be a better person.
  • No Body Left Behind: Hatsune Miku's fate while fighting a Strider (though it's not clear exactly what the Strider did to kill her) in the climax of the Sonic Riders dub. The ending implies she either came Back from the Dead or managed to Ascend To A Higher Planeof Existence, seemingly taking control of Astral Babylon.
  • No Object Permanence: Mr. X, who gets thrown off by Claire closing a door.
    ''"Where'd she go?" [Claire opens the door again] "There you are! CLAIRE!" [Claire closes it again] "Where'd she go?"
  • Not Using the Zed Word: Discussed and exploited by Claire and Leon in the Resident Evil 2 dub regarding the zombies. They do refer to the undead as "zombies", and acknowledge the use of this trope in various movies, but reason that since this is happening in real-life, they may as well get to come up with a catchy name for them. After a brief bit of pondering, Claire decides to call them "eaters".
  • Off the Rails: It doesn't take much for the plotline of a game being redubbed to get completely derailed by the dubbers finding a joke and sticking with it, such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 ignoring the overarching Solaris plot (Iblis never gets namedropped and is ignored in most of the scenes it appears in) in favor of the characters racing to make the next big battle royale game. Resident Evil 2 is the biggest example, turning into a Journey to the Center of the Mind story where most of the characters are just mental representations of personality traits and Umbrella's zombie outbreak is left to the wayside.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The Sonic 2006 dub only includes the cutscenes (both in-engine and pre-rendered) for dubbing, with no gameplay present. This leads to several cases of this due to lacking certain scenes, such as Sonic's Radical Train having to be summarized with a text slide (since Penny couldn't find any cutscenes that showed Sonic saving Elise from the train) and Solaris being abruptly killed between shots.
  • Older Than They Look: Knuckles and Amy still look like they're around the age of the other main Sonic characters, but a brief conversation between the two in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub reveals they were alive back in 1907. The Sonic Riders dub takes Knuckles' case even further by revealing he was in college at that time. Eggman's significantly older looking, but he too has been alive (and wanting gamer dick) since then.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Parodied in Adventure 2, in which Eggman is apparently able to do this at will.
    Eggman: [in a video message that's constantly glitching out] I'm taking over the universe! I'm taking over your world! I'm taking your TVs! I'm glitchin' it! They call me the Glitch! You know why they call me the motherfuckin' Glitch? 'cause I glitch the TVs out!
  • Only in It for the Money: Eggman is this by the Riders dub, as after acquiring an IKEA rug signed by Adam Sandler he believes can be sold for a fortune, he’s outright gleeful at the ides of not having to “chase hedgehogs” anymore thanks to the sudden windfall.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • While he does have some Not So Above It All moments, Spider-Man acts as this to those around him, from questioning Doc Ock for making a self-destructive prosthetic for himself, calling out Aunt May for her rather twisted pranks and "social experiments" (that are usually targeted at him), calling out Mary Jane for her using philosophy to repeatedly send him into existential crises (often at the worst times), and getting annoyed at everyone randomly referencing ChalkZone.
    • Elise in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) dub also qualifies, especially in comparison to everyone else. She's the only one who takes Eggman's threats somewhat seriously (though she tends to respond to them by meditating and hoping the problem goes away) and is fully aware of the fact that her character arc is being governed by the narrative around her. She's frequently bewildered by the antics of the other characters, as well. Of course, Not So Above It All sets in at points; she goes through a small hippie phase during the scene that's supposed to take place after Sonic's Tropical Jungle level, and she is rather casual about the fact that she's used to eating rocks whenever she's held captive.
    • Rouge counts too at times. When she isn't high, she's one of the most rational members of the cast, and tends to call others out for beings needlessly cruel or wasting time.
    • Eggman briefly becomes this near the end of the Sonic 2006 dub, being the only person to refuse to join in the attempt to bring Sonic back by humming Pumpkin Hill Zone, and declares that it's ridiculous.
  • Orphaned Punchline: Shadow noting that Sky Rail "looks like Pumpkin Hill", and then singing that level's theme tune, was actually the culmination of an Overly Long Gag in which his voice actor would sing it incessantly during every gameplay sequence, annoying the rest of the cast. Most of the gameplay sequences were then cut, and without them, the scene isn't half as funny as it would have been.
  • Overly Long Gag: In the Resident Evil 2 redub, there's the extended gameplay sequence where Claire confuses Mr. X by repeatedly entering and exiting the room he's in.
  • Phallic Weapon: The Eclipse Cannon is positioned as Eggman's penis substitute in the Dark Story dub. His real penis is shaped like every Tetris piece put together.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Mr. X may be trying to kill Leon, but he still makes an effort to use the right pronouns after Leon gets force-femmed by Ada.
    Mr. X: Literary references won't save you now, little... girl? I'm sorry, I heard you're going by new pronouns, but I still have to kill you.
  • Polyamory: Sonic, Shadow and Silver marry each other before taking on Mephiles. And Shadow was already married to Rouge.
  • Precision F-Strike: When Shadow chastises Knuckles and Rouge for wanting to smoke some weed, he says that they're the only two people present who smoke it. Sonic responds with this:
    Sonic: Speak for yourself, motherfucker!
  • Psychological Torment Zone: The World of Thematic Resolution, a purgatorial realm of paralysis and Body Horror presided over by Hatsune Miku, where Sonic must confess to his poor treatment of his friends and become a good boy before he and the others can leave. Not for nothing does Jet call it a hell dimension.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": The entire crew does this before the infamous scene where Elise kisses Sonic.
  • A Rare Sentence: The one time that the crew find the concept absurd even by their standards in the Sonic Riders dub is the climax where the entire section between Sonic, Jet, and the crew stopping a black hole and the ending is a Garry's Mod animation with a cameo of Dr. Breen and Hatsune Miku and the climax ending with a battle with a Strider. Once that ends, Ryan saids this:
    "I don't use the word "fucking stupid" loosely."
  • Really Gets Around: Eggman's wife, Martha, is fucked by nearly everyone as a Running Gag. It's confirmed that she's been fucked by Shadow, Rouge, Sonic, and Knuckles, much to the dismay of Eggman.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Knuckles, Amy, and Eggman, if their claims about their experiences in 1907 are to be believed.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Carmelita is revealed to be Sly Cooper's grandmother. And also both George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt, and was in a lesbian relationship with Murray's grandmother Benjamin Franklin, making Sly and Murray blood relatives... somehow.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Eggman has one towards Shadow, which ends with him pissing on the moon and cursing out Obama, before threatening to piss on everyone else in 23 hours.
  • Running Gag: Many:
    • In general:
      • The beat of the "Pumpkin Hill" rap, which finds its way into other dubs (including a dramatic instrumental version). A behind-the-scenes video for the SA2 dub revealed that this stemmed from one of the actors singing the beat during every gameplay sequence, even after being asked to stop.
      • The green Chaos Emerald being referred as weed/marijuana and Rouge and Knuckles being stoners across both Sonic dubs.
      • In the same vein, reffering to the Yellow Chaos Emerald as being the "Piss Rock."
      • Even outside of Sonic dubs, references to finding computer rooms occasionally creep their way in.
      • Shadow using Chaos Control is coupled with him shouting "ZA WARUDO!"
      • The date 1907, usually pronounced as "nineteen-aught-seven."
      • In the dark/final story for the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, Alfred sang an improvised song about Hawaii blowing up while Prison Island was actually blowing up. In the Sonic Riders dub, a dramatic orchestral version of "There Goes Hawaii" can be heard as the shell for Babylon Garden breaks and causes a tidal wave and tornadoes.
      • The insult "dicknips" crops up across the Sonic series as well as Resident Evil 2.
      • The jeering phrase of "Say it. You won't." or other similar dares.
      • Both Sonic and Spider-Man have the heroes antagonize the villains by leaking their nudes online.
    • Sonic Adventure 2 dub:
      • Rouge's Gag Boobs being a single polygon.
      • Twitter, pissing on things, and fucking Eggman's wife.
      • Various Sonic characters trying to schedule dentist appointments.
      • Going to Denny's. Blaze and Silver go to get a Grand Slam, while Rouge and Knuckles go to get high.
    • Sly Cooper dub:
      • The papers that Sly finds in the safe that, among other things, tell him to graverob dead family members.
      • Sly saying "I was here" when leaving his calling cards.
      • "SLYYYYY!"
    • Spider-Man (PS4) dub:
      • Martin Li trying to ask Peter a personal questionnote  and getting interrupted every time.
      • Aunt May being an internet celebrity who constantly trolls her nephew Peter for views.
      • Mary Jane's philosophical rants.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) dub:
      • Fortnite, Tilted Towers, and battle royale games in general. Mephiles, Eggman, and Shadow's story arcs all involved them trying to create the best battle royale game.
      • “My name is Memphis Tennessee and you will respect my name!”
      • Elise mentioning that she had been eating nothing but rocks.
      • Shadow being gay.
      • Shadow ordering Omega to count how many things there are in a certain place, usually individual grains of sand.
      • "One!"
      • The Egg Carrier being reimagined as a giant flying ice cream truck.
      • Silver being depressed.
    • Resident Evil 2 (Remake) dub:
      • Club Penguin, which is the favorite game of Marvin Branagh (user name FloppyFeet).
      • Various references to the contents of FloppyFeet's mind, which is where most of the story ends up taking place.
      • Mr. X hounding the protagonists for their overdue library books.
    • Sonic Riders/Zero Gravity dub:
      • The GameCube 2.
      • The Babylon Rogues having to return Grown Ups 2 to Redbox.
      • Referring to Babylon Garden as Pompeii or Atlantis.
  • Say My Name: SLYYYYYYY!!
  • Scary Librarian: In the Resident Evil 2 dub, Mr. X is changed from being Umbrella's Cleanup Crew to being a librarian hounding the cast for not returning their books, even though Leon can't read (but still checks out books anyway) and Sherry only just checked out War and Peace yesterday.
  • Screaming at Squick: The Sonic supporting cast has a predictable reaction to Elise kissing Sonic: abject revulsion.
  • Screw Yourself: Mephiles, after dumping Shadow, creates thousands of clones of himself to fuck because he's "the only one he can trust with his penis".
  • Shaped Like Itself: In one scene, Storm threatens to punch Wave with his fists.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a bit here and there. Which is somewhat expected due to it's Improv nature.
    • In the Sonic Adventure 2 dubs we have:
      • Shadow shouting "ZA WARUDO!" every time he uses Chaos Control.
      • In the Hero Story, Eggman's mad villain laughter while his space station's laser is charging up is interjected by someone in the cast chiming in "Feel Good".
      • After both Shadow and Sonic turn super and take care of the Biolizard. The two have to stop the space station from doing a Colony Drop on Earth. Shadow calls it a moon but Sonic corrects him and says it's not a moon, it's a space station. Funnily enough Shadow misinterprets it as a Star Trek reference.
    • When recounting how Red Box spit a bunch of quarters at him. Jet states he almost drowned like Scrooge McDuck.
    • While Eggman is doing some exposition to Team Sonic and Team Jet, he says his I.Q. had risen due to watching Rick and Morty. Which also had the side effect of making his Tire Robots spout Rick and Morty quotes.
  • Sleeps with Everyone but You: While Martha is constantly cucking Eggman, she'll only sleep with her husband via a robot proxy he created to sexually satisfy her.
  • So Proud of You:
    • Downplayed. Blaze tells Silver that she is almost proud of him after he passes her test of loyalty (she asks him to make sure people remember her by a cool name like "Jessica Grimdark", while Silver states her real name as an example). Even then to Silver that means a whole lot to him.
    • Shadows randomly comes out with this while Rouge is showing off her Fortnite DLC Amiibo.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: After Elise revives Sonic with a kiss, Sonic admits to her that he was gay the entire time.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • Gerald Robotnik wasn't gunned down by a firing squad in the SA2 Dub, instead remotely setting up the events of the Final Story in retaliation for Eggman's nudes being leaked to Twitter. Also he's Eggman's father instead of his Grandfather.
    • Implied with Maria. She isn't shown being killed by GUN, and instead, just sends Shadow down to Earth because he let loose a bad fart.
  • Stereotype Flip: Panda King does a lousy Scatman Crothers impression instead of speaking with a stereotypical Chinese accent. "It's still racist, but it's the wrong race."
  • The Stoner:
    • By her own admission, Rouge. She spends most of her screentime in the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic Adventure 2 dubs high from marijuana. She also tries to press her drugs on other people at times.
    • Knuckles is this as well, saying in Sonic Adventure 2 that he wanted the last thing he breathed to be weed, and that he's "too high for this shit". In Sonic 2006, he claims he's only taking it for his concussion. Rouge seems to be his primary supplier.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: The sexuality of the characters being dubbed are whatever the team finds the funniest at that particular moment. In short, this means that pretty much every character is gay or straight depending on the context. For instance, Mephiles is initially interpreted as an incel at the beginning of the Sonic 2006 dub, but by the end of it, he's gay, not a virgin, and wants everyone to be his boyfriend. Later in that same dub, Eggman inexplicably claims that he desires gamer dick after making a big deal out of his wife's infidelity in the previous dubnote , and Amy declares that Elise is her girlfriend after previously threatening to kill her.
  • Suddenly Voiced: A character being mute, monstrous, or non-sentient in canon doesn't stop the dubbers from giving them a voice, most prominently in Resident Evil 2 where the zombies and Mr. X are very chatty.
  • Take Our Word for It: We never hear how Sonic fucked Eggman's crops, but Tails is completely horrified by Sonic's offscreen description of it. Meanwhile, having sex with plants instantaneously becomes Amy's fetish.
  • Take That!:
    • After Shadow creates drama with Eggman's Twitter account to get it blocked, he makes a snarky remark about Twitter's Skewed Priorities when it comes to banning users.
      Shadow: And yet they still can't figure out how to get Nazis off their site.
    • In the Sonic 2006 dub he has this to say to Omega:
      Shadow: Thank you, YouTube algorithim. Now go ahead and screw over some more creators.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Mephiles' house: "As you can see, I've knocked over many chairs." Attributed to how he gets tilted at the towers.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Shadow describes Eggman's dick in this fashion, with Sonic even calling it "Lovecraftian". Gerald Robotnik decides that it's best for the world that everyone dies by Colony Drop rather than to live with the knowledge of what his son's penis looks like.
    • An earlier example in the Hero Story is Sonic fucking Eggman's crops. Which has now scarred Tails for life to the point he needs therapy, but also given Amy a new fetish.
  • Tempting Fate: Sonic promises Elise that he'll never die after saving her from Eggman's ice cream truck. Mephiles kills him — by accident — in Sonic's very next scene.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Deconstructed with Muggshot's disproportionate physique. Once he finds himself unable to stand after falling down, he asks Sly to put him out of his misery.
  • Troll: Shadow's primary characterization, summarized, is that he's a self-described asshole that likes to stir up trouble with people for his own amusement. A notable case of this happens when Shadow asks Omega to count the number of sand particles there are in the entire desert for no reason other than to annoy Rouge.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Eggman does this every now and then in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub. "Drrroplets" is the best known, but he even adds an r to the word "thot" just to get these going.
  • Urine Trouble: A Running Gag in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub. Shadow confesses to Rouge that one of his heart's desires is to pee in a Hot Topic, before telling Eggman that he peed on his wife (who he already slept with). Eggman's reaction: to piss on the moon. The behind-the-scenes video expands upon this during the Cannon's Core sequence, in which Eggman and Shadow both unload their piss into a Hot Topic... and poor Knuckles has to swim in it.
    Blue: This whole session has just been a piss session.
    • Amy also reveals that because peeing on things is marking territory, she is the true owner of the world because she used to wet the bed. They weren't her own beds though, because she started renting apartments when she was six years old.
  • Verbal Tic: Muggshot ends almost every sentence with "...See?" probably to reference his love for Mobster and Mafia movies.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After Astral Babylon explodes, Eggman celebrates the heroes' imminent deaths before descending into the floor. He isn't seen for the rest of the dub.
    Eggman: Finally, you all can die! Yes! This is the chaos I wanted—see ya!
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Eggman has had enough of everyone's bullshit in the Sonic Adventure 2 dub, he goes on a deranged rant about how his wife is an incredibly promiscuous thot and that he's divorcing her, followed by more incoherent ranting about his state in life.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Martin Li sounded like his adult self even as a kid, due to his oldmanvoiceitis.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • Alfred's take on Eggman in Sonic 2006 is more low-key and sinister-sounding, befitting to the character's more realistic redesign.
    • Penny's take on Sonic goes from an impression of Ryan Drummond (who voiced the character in Sonic Adventure 2) to a deliberately stilted impression of Jason Griffith (who replaced Drummond).
    • Blue's voice for Tails has gotten higher pitched with each fandub.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Skeeter the Mosquito only appears in the second half of the Mz. Ruby fight, and then he dies by an X spell she shoots at him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rouge is pretty good at giving these. The first time in Sonic 2006, she calls out Shadow for arbitrarily telling Omega to count how much sand is in the desert, citing the fact that Omega will just be counting for eternity, and her final line in the dub is her calling Amy out for asking Elise out purely as a means to spite Sonic for being gay.
    • In the Riders Zero Gravity dub, Sonic is constantly called out for his attitude towards his friends throughout most the Riders dubs, and he eventually has to become a good boy to escape from the World of Thematic Resolution.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Silver Sable's accent seems to travel across the globe, ranging from vaguely Eastern European to vaguely Cajun to somewhat Texan. By end, she's not sure where she's from either.
  • Wham Line: Played for laughs at the end of Tails and Eggman's second battle. Nothing comes of it.
    Eggman: Tails, listen to me. I know who your mother is! [dying cough]
  • With Friends Like These...: Character teams and friendships in the dubs tend to not go nearly as well as they do in canon. The evil team in Sonic Adventure 2 quickly turns into Shadow and Rogue repeatedly dunking on Eggman, Sly gets more opposition from Bentley and Murray than he does from the Fiendish Five in Sly Cooper, and all of Peter's friends and family in Spider-Man seem to enjoy tormenting him.
    • By Riders however, most of Sonic's friends don't exactly enjoy being around him due to his being a massive Jerkass. To the point even Amy has dropped her crush and Yandere tendencies on him due to his attitude.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: Your Dad Is Dead News, a channel entirely about how the viewer's dad is dead and never coming back.
  • Yandere: Amy threatens to murder Elise when she learns that she and Sonic have been dating. Oddly enough, they're a couple by the end of the dub.
  • Younger Than They Look: Doctor Octavius seems like an older mentor to Peter, but when a much younger looking woman comes in he identifies her as his mom and whines like a child when she threatens to tell his dad he's been making evil arms again.

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After only using footage from the Sonic Riders games, the ending climax takes a complete 180, by switching to Garry's Mod, where Sonic & co., among many other things, meet Hatsune Miku with a gun. The change is so off the wall, even the actors baffled by it all.

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