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Just your friendly, local African warlord and Chaos God of autistic game reviews.
SsethTzeentach is a Youtube content creator and gamer who has been active since late 2007. Although he started his career with posting League of Legends videos, he deviated from this niche by making his Might and Magic VI review in 2014. Meme-laden and humorously edited reviews of games has since become his main videos on his channel, although many of said games that he reviews are enjoyed by him to the point that he is willing to passionately recommend them to his viewers and goes as far as to give installation advice and his personal game keys. In his early 2019 review of Dwarf Fortress, he declared that he had left his medical job so that he could work full time on his Youtube channel.

The humor in his videos has frequently been described as something originating from 4Chan, having made jokes and satirical potshots against most of the controversial groups of people in the world. He has called himself a Manchild on several occasions and many of his videos have crossed the line at least twice. Indeed, many of his early videos are crammed with so many cropped and edited NSFW images, freeze frames, and memes straight from /v/ that it's not unexpected for multiple viewings to be needed in order to spot all of the jokes and references.

Some of his reviews such as Kenshi, Space Station 13, and Starsector have brought large amounts of new players flocking towards their forums and games, and has gotten to the point where some of the developers have explicitly acknowledged him. For example, the developers of SYNTHETIK put a special weapon in the game named after him.


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Today, I'll be providing the following tropes:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Sseth is an avid connoisseur of hentai, or so he appears to be. Occasionally, snippets of NSFW doujinshi and their hosting websites will briefly flash on-screen before disappearing. Based on his tone of voice, it's very much implied that he does what a normal, sensible person do when they consume such media.
    Sseth: But why would I play this old-ass game a second time, Sseth? I got a lot of "stuff" to do. I got a lot of..."reading" [Secret Journey doujin flashes on-screen]... to catch up on."
    • He's also quite glad that the game Evenicle can be played one-handed. You know, in case he "injured his wrist" or something.
  • The Alleged Computer: Whatever computer Sseth is currently using in a review is rarely ever portrayed in a positive light when seen or mentioned. His laptop in particular is about a decade or two behind planet Earth, covered in a bizarre combination of old stickers and exposed hardware, and in such a poor state of disrepair that Sseth classifies it an improvised taser device in his Underrail review. Its condition only gets worse in later reviews.
    Sseth: To keep it working I ripped out the thermal sensor, which means if I flip it over I can reliably cook eggs on the surface."
    • The laptop's temporary replacement in Sseth's Total Annihilation: Kingdoms review, which he dubs "I Have No Case and I Must Scream", is an even more extreme example, being nothing more than some loose parts wired together lacking so much as a power button, requiring that pins be shorted on the motherboard with a screwdriver to turn the computer on instead.
  • Author Appeal: Sseth has a very obvious bias for sandbox games which feature crafting mechanics (especially with an economy to profit with) and have faction and relationship-based gameplay, especially 4X games. In particular, he loves to hilariously break them or to doom the game world into becoming a cesspool of endless suffering and death.
    • He also mainly reviews PC games, with the only exceptions being Fable (which he played on PC anyways) and God Hand (which he also played on PC through an emulator). God Hand also doubles as the only non-RPG, Strategy or FPS game he’s reviewed.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In his review of The Nations, he jokingly said he made the video of a game his mother enjoyed in case she ever figures out what he's been doing with his time instead of working in finance. Fast forward to 2021 and it turns out the reason he went on a hiatus for a few months is because he accidentally doxxed himself which caused his parents to find out that he was making shitposting reviews instead of still being in medical school, so his internet was cut off while he smoothed things over with them.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Sseth's portrayal of his patreon subscribers (which he dubs, "The Merchants' Guild") is normally negatively played for laughs, being portrayed in the Highfleet review by a short clip of soapy chimpanzees slapping each other and as "either a crossdresser, a trap transitioning into a trap" in the evenicle review.
  • Black Comedy: The usual results of granting him Video Game Cruelty Potential. Or him just playing the game.
  • Blaxploitation / Scary Black Man: Relentlessly parodied in his guide for Jungle Lucian.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He has made numerous jokes about jewish stereotypes, such as referring to his patreon supports as "The Merchant's Guild", but would later reveal that he's actually a German Ashkenazi Jew. Of course it's all Played for Laughs. Also, he might "secretly" be a foot fetishist.
    (From his Crusader Kings 2 review) "Borrow money from the Jews, consider paying them back, keep it instead by expelling the Jews from your country. Don't feel bad about it, we've been expelled so often, you really won't hurt our feelings if you do it again.
  • Broke the Rating Scale: Sseth rarely gives out a quantifiable score for his games. He occasionally gives a game a 10/10, but anything else is "a (very) high score" or some abstract measurement using something from the game, including "250 Wheatstraws/the insane fucking range of Blood Spiders", "ecselent[sic]/however many children [he] tased during [his] playthrough", and "The studio filed for bankruptcy shortly after its release/10". Or he'll plainly admit the score is arbitrary.
  • Buxom Is Better: Despite his Comedic Shotacon tendencies, Sseth also seems to have a thing for the occasional Big Beautiful Woman. His favorite leader in Endless Space 2 is Jenestra Omalfi'Meos of the Lumeris, whom he affectionately refers to as "big tiddy fish mommy".
    "[...] But, I don't care. Because, big tiddy fish mommy is going to buy the galaxy, and I'm going to help her."
  • Call-Back: The end of his Heroes of Might and Magic II video has him bring up a fan who sent him a keyboard "optimized" (read: with every key but "R" removed) if he ever wanted to try playing Spawn Karthus ever again.
  • The Cameo: Ever since fans started speculating him to be the Split Personality of MandaloreGaming, both Sseth and Mandy have been making cameo appearances in each other's reviews.
    Sseth: He made, like, nine takes of this intro. Bless your autism.
  • Catchphrase: "Hey hey, people, Sseth here!"
  • Child Soldiers: He claims to be one in his origin story.
  • Comedic Shotacon: Sseth regularly exploits the comedic value of his attraction to "traps", and he's damn specific about his preferences too, having used images of Astolfo, Hideri Kanzaki, as well as Felix Argyle— the last of which he even has a full-sized hug pillow of, which he bought solely for a video, of course. As it turns out, it's pretty good as a neck pillow. As of his Caves of Qud review, he's seemingly gotten pillows of all three.
  • Confucian Confusion: One of his friends slips into this when playing Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom to explain the concept of Buxom Is Better
    "Confucius says: big tits with no ass will fill your hands, but big ass with no tits will fill your heart"
  • Crapsack World: According to his Outward video, Quebec of all places has become one if these, having split off from the rest of Canada, and simply getting a voice actor into a safe city is a life-threatening venture requiring mercenary bodyguards.
    "You're not gonna survive the first deadzone without a paramilitary escort."
  • Cultural Cringe: His earlier non-League videos tended to feature Sseth and his friends mocking various internet subcultures, including dating websites and sex toy reviewers.
  • Cursed with Awesome: In his Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, he pointed out that God's punishment for Cain killing his brother and having the audacity to lie about it was to give Cain superpowers.
    "Cain, for crimes against your creator, and your fellow man, I sentence you to immortality. I am also giving you superspeed, and super strength. You can also turn invisible. Would you like to Polymorph as well? Sometimes I like to turn into a burning bush and scare the shit out of Moses."
    • However, Sseth points out that the true punishment was giving Cain the ability to sire immortal children, and watch for eternity as his progeny kills each other out of the fear of death.
  • Dead Drop: How Sseth publicly offers to share a (as in, singular) copy of Crusaders King 2 with all the requisite DLC vis-a-vis a semi-concealed flash drive in South East London.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sseth's voice is a flat, monotonous baritone with very scant emotes. Even when he's being particularly snarky or sarcastic, his voice barely changes.
  • Digital Avatar: Both he and his fanbase portray him as a Ugandan Warlord named Mbeke, using the picture of Congolese Lieutenant Kongolo Nadiane, taken from an Al Jazeera article about soldiers serving the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His Youtube profile pic is Bobby Kotick, the current CEO of Activision.
  • Digital Piracy Is Okay: Sseth occasionally includes links to his own DRM-free copies of games he reviews in the description.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Before settling on making comedic reviews, Sseth dabbled in League of Legends videos, reading strange things on the internet and just footage of him screwing around with his friends on online games.
    • His Might and Magic VI review has some humor in it, but for the most part is incredibly serious.
    • It wasn’t until his Elona review that he started videos with his iconic “Hey Hey people, Sseth here”, and Avatar.
    • He's toned down his edgy humor ever since his Morrowind video, which is where he first became popular. While he hasn't completely eliminated telling racy jokes, his humor is now more based around exaggerated and grandiose statements mixed with depraved subject matter.
  • Enforced Plug: His review of a mediocre MMO named Guardians of Ember, which was later revealed to have been made to fund commissions for Rule 34 of Olivia for his God Hand review.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • While Sseth has never had a problem with porn or violence, he easily admitted to finding the brutal (and fully voice acted) rape, dismemberment, and vore of Evenicle to be sickening.
    Sseth: I must... explain something to you that I can't stress enough, this game is not for the faint of heart... I've... seen some shit.
    • He's also admitted to finding the death rattles in Crusader Kings 2 to be disturbing.
  • The Faceless: The most we see of Sseth are his hands while recording himself walking around his flat.
  • Fantastic Racism: Dislikes elves, gnomes, furries, and foot fetishists.
  • Foreshadowing: His Kenshi review ended with a parody of God Hand a few months before it got its own review.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A lot. A lot of his older videos especially will spam the screen with memes, screengrabs, cropped NSFW images, and other vaguely related shit. You'll need to pause frequently to see them all.
  • Greedy Jew: Parodied with his Patreon account: he named his Patrons on the site as the 'Merchants' Guild' and has links on his videos where fans can 'give him shekels' (donate). When his Morrowind review got copyright striked, he revealed that he is a German Ashkenazi Jew. An earlier outro song he used was even the Hava Nagila, perhaps one of the most traditionally-Jewish songs out there. Not to mention this is the stereotype he references the most with his Jewish jokes, sometimes at his own expense.
    (From his Starsector review) "Most of your time, as with real life, will be spent figuring out how to make as much money as possible. You can see why I love this game. It runs in my blood."
  • Game-Breaker: Encourages such tactics to be invoked in any RPG that has them. Indeed, he seems to be under the impression that you aren't a true master of the game until you can not only abuse the most broken units and strategies, but prove "your bullshit strategy beats your opponent's bullshit strategy."
    (on Morrowind) The custom spellmaking, in particular, can be abused to make some disgusting spells, such as the ability to camouflage yourself perfectly 100% for 1 millisecond and steal something right in front of the merchant but just because they couldn't see you physically taking the object, they can't establish causality.
  • Has a Type: Outside of his (possibly joking) enjoyment of feminine men, Sseth seems to greatly prefer large-scale, incredibly complex Strategy and Simulation Games, specifically ones that offer him chances to engage in depravity and tell interesting stories. Examples of this include Starsector, Dwarf Fortress, Endless Space 2, Space Station 13 and more. While Sseth doesn't limit himself to just these games, they are by far the ones he reviews the most.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Sseth revealed in his DLive stream that he actually is a trained medical professional who branched off into pharmaceutical research with a master's degree in cancer immunology, specifically immunotherapy. He ended up leaving the profession out of disgust over the overly corporate nature of the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
    • Despite the jokes he makes about being obsessed with money, he's very firm about his backers getting what they pay for, and feels its important to make stuff how he wants it to be. During a brief period where he was busy with another job, he temporarily stopped receiving patreon support because he wasn't making videos and felt it was wrong to be paid for not producing content, and once, his sponsor told him to adjust his script in a way that ran against how he wanted the video to be, so he refused and rejected the sponsor to stay true to his video.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: On his first-ever run as a traitor in Space Station 13, Sseth attempted to assassinate the chief of security by surgically implanting bombs in a foul-mouthed newbie player, voice-activated by saying the N-word. Sseth gifted his unwitting suicide bomber with dozens of illegal items and sent him on his way, intending him to cause chaos and be arrested by security... only for the newbie to turn around at the last moment and thank him while using the trigger slur. The resulting explosion vaporized the both of them and destroyed the medical bay.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Late in his Space Station 13 video, he warns viewers that those who play Security roles tend to fall prey to Fascistic and Bigoted tendencies that lead them to abuse their authority. Earlier in that same video, Sseth told a story about how he abused his authority as a Security officer to oppress and exterminate homosexual furry players.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Used to describe why he doesn't have evac pods on his ships in his Highfleet review.
    "Think about it. The Titanic would have never crashed if it had no life vessels. If the passengers had no option for retreat, they'd plug the hole with their bloated carcasses and save the day."
  • Klingon Promotion: One of his characters in Dwarf Fortress's adventure mode was a kobold that managed to kill the king. To his surprise, the guards barely even cared, and promptly made him king. He spent the rest of the game telling people that he killed the previous king, which nobody believed.
  • Manly Gay: Sseth's content will sometimes feature very sneaky references to Gachimuchi. As of late, he's seemingly dropped all pretenses, however, and started featuring them prominently, not unlike how MandaloreGaming used to. In fact, this only further fuels the fire for those that believe Sseth is Mandalore's Split Personality.
  • Noodle Implements: According to his origin story, young Sseth created an NVidia graphics card out of some lemons and coal bits he found in the garbage dump.
  • Noodle Incident: He implies that he offended a Space Station 13 server in some manner, which resulted in some of their members having semen delivered to his mailbox.
  • No Party Like a Donner Party: During an attempt to play Crusader Kings II, the Black Death struck Europe and Sseth decided to barricade himself in his royal estate to avoid the pandemic. Once the estate ran out of food, Sseth resorted to killing and eating members of his court, followed by luring outsiders into the court to be eaten as well. After murdering dozens of people this way, Sseth discovered that the plague — despite spreading across the entirety of Europe — never actually touched any of the regions he still controlled.
  • N-Word Privileges: Almost says it his Space Station 13 review.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Sseth has been using this trope more as of his recent videos such as his reviews on Guardian of Ember and Starsector.
  • Only in It for the Money: His channel description reads simply: "I do it for the money!"
  • Really 17 Years Old: Played with, since Sseth doesn't claim to be a certain age to pass for anything. Despite his deep baritone voice, Sseth is apparently 27 years old as of 2022, assuming he's not being an Unreliable Narrator.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: The jokes in Sseth's videos fly by at a dizzying pace, with most of them consisting of hilarious Freeze Frame Bonuses that mean that, unless you literally pause and rewind your way through his videos, you might catch maybe 10% of them in one viewing.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Used frequently in his videos alongside Crosses the Line Twice, but a particularly noteworthy example that was played for laughs was in his God Hand review. After stating that you could emulate the game on PC since you couldn't buy it from the developers anymore as they had gone on to form Platinum Games, he spoke as a viewer inquiring whether he pirated the game or not. He then proceeded to dodge the question by announcing that he had funded over $1,000 worth of God Hand porn using his sponsorship money.
  • Riches to Rags: Happened to Sseth's family in real life. His ancestors were wealthy German Jews living in Tsarist Russia. Hilarity Ensued when the Bolsheviks took over and deported them to Central Asia. What's left of his ancestral estate was then reduced to a dirty pig farm.
  • Running Gag: After years of making videos, he's bound to have at least a few.
    • There is a running gag in the fandom that Sseth is the Split Personality of fellow videogame reviewer MandaloreGaming, akin to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Mandalore being the "sane" half who dominates when he's on medication, and Sseth, being Hyde, emerges whenever he doesn't take his pills and wants to talk about something NSFW. The most unifying aspect of both, which fans have noticed, is their love of Gachimuchi culture. Both are aware of this, and Sseth briefly "turns into" Mandalore at the very beginning of his Evenicle review. Eventually, in his Wizardry 8 review, Sseth imported Mandalore's avatar into the game as one of the party members, and referenced the joke by putting the subtitle "Mandalore has gone insane!" underneath Sseth's own character.
      • To a lesser extent, people have also compared him to Uberdanger, due to their similar accents and review styles. Uber's persona is far less focused on NSFW and a lot more Ax-Crazy, however.
    • He often uses (barely) safe-for-work clips from gay porn that (barely) have relevance to the topic he's currently talking about as (barely) amusing background.
    • Him reviewing games that feature drug smuggling and organ harvesting are more than a little common, having shown how practicing 'non-consensual organ arbitrage' is very profitable in Rimworld and how transporting hashish to the United Cities is a great way to earn fat stacks of cash in Kenshi. His Starsector review featured him heavily using both illegal trades and provided a crossover third example.
    • Using the trademark symbol (™) in his video titles, can be seen in several of his newer reviews; examples include his Morrowind review (A Moon-Sugar Fortified Experience™), his STALKER review (Soviet Survival Simulator™), his Deus Ex review (Stop Globalists™ | Tase Children™), and his God Hand review (Beat Thugs™ | Demons™ | Women™).
    • Sseth pronouncing words with 'th' as 'f'. Examples are him saying 'firty' instead of thirty, and 'eefur wind' instead of ether wind.
    • Sseth pretending to be a former child soldier from a unit called the Trouser Snake in Congo. An African soldier is his avatar for this reason.
    • Not explaining the mechanics of a game, usually saying something to the effect of "I don't have time to explain" or "It's so simple, I don't have to explain it". Usually this is followed up with him providing some kind of build or guide for it that he made, and the instructions usually look unclear or confusing.
    • Using images and clips of League of Legends streamer tyler1 to depict low-intelligence characters or races in certain games.
  • Scanlation: Once did a comedic reading of a pornographic Dōjinshi translated into stereotypically-Australian English.
  • Self-Deprecation: He makes liberal use of the Greedy Jew stereotype while being Jewish himself and at points questions the judgement of people that decide to give him money for his videos.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Part of his comedy comes from his extensive vocabulary contrasting with the silliness he covers. Considering how well read he is and his level of education, it might not be intentional.
  • Shout-Out: He opens his reviews of Bloons TD 6 with a spoof of Patrick Bateman's opening monologue from American Psycho. Sseth's version involves significantly more hard drugs than Bateman's.
  • Stylistic Suck: Sseth's gags usually include very crude Photoshop jobs to replace a subject with a meme or person of interest. Failing that, he will just slap the images he wants on top of whatever's going on. The slapdash nature of these has a charm of its own.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Uses them for comedic effect, among them:
    • Postnatal Abortion
    • Non-Consensual organ arbitrage
    • His description of the sex scenes in Evenicle is made entirely with "Bowling Balls", "Sausages" and "pizza delivery men".
    • Moral relativism for psychopathy.
  • Take That, Audience!: Regularly adds videos of apes doing silly things in the background when referring to the audience in general.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: His review of Might And Magic IX starts with "Sooner or later we had to do it, this is it. This is where I start drinking".
  • Verbal Tic: Pronounces "th" sounds as an "f", as in "firty" instead of "thirty".
    • Also "Gimme a sec" during his streams.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: If Sseth covers a game that allows for some kind of profitable and/or cathartic atrocity to be committed, you can bet he will commit it while showcasing the game. His most preferred one is organ-harvesting.
  • Western Terrorists: The Strange Case of Dr. Jafari and Mr. Hyde sees Sseth threatened by "notorious imams" Sam Hyde and Jon Jafari.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: His "Congolese" accent has been described as "a Canadian imitating a Chinese man imitating an African" in the comments section for his origin story.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: Sseth attributes his charm to being a former healthcare professional who has to articulate specific things to patients.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played for laughs. If a game has, and allows you to hurt, children, you can bet your money on Sseth openly trying to kill at least three of them per review.