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  • Broken Base: The Cargobob incident in "Action Team News Part 2". Some fans blame Gavin for his poor driving skills and not moving away from Jack. Some fans blame Jack for purposely turning his copter towards Gavin's copter. Some fans blame both of them for being terrible flyers. Others just want them to shut up and keep playing.
  • Cross the Line Twice: A standard for Achievement Hunter, but "The Prison Job" pseudo-heist has a running gag about Geoff's dealing with Prison Rape. While it could have easily crossed into tastelessness, especially to fans who don't find Black Comedy Rape amusing at all, it somehow ends up completely hilarious thanks to Geoff's performance combined with the ridiculous prison names he and his cellmate have ('Sex-Butt' and 'Big-Dong' respectfully). Jack's song helped. "Let's all go to the airport, let's all go the airport, let's all go to the airport, and save Goeff's holes from rape!"
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  • Ear Worm: A non-song example; near the end of "Achievement Knievel" when they pull off the "money shot", everyone shouts with whoas and woo-hoos, and Ryan yells his now-(in)famous "I'm still in the air!" line upon being launched high into the sky by Jack's jet. That line and everyone's shouting was replayed five more times in a row.
  • Even Better Sequel: The Achievement Hunter's play through of official Heist was met with mixed reviews at best. The Criminal Masterminds challenge videos however are seen as some of their best work. It helps that the Criminal Mastermind videos are usually spread out to have at least one other GTA Video between them. The main attraction however is that No one can die in Criminal masterminds heists, making them feel more like the Achievement Hunter Heists.
  • Growing the Beard: Doubly so; when the series was Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV, it didn't really catch as much attention until the Lads and Gents played the "Cops 'n Crooks" game mode, which they enjoyed immensely and helped to establish Let's Play GTA as a second flagship series for the AH crew. After it became Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V, the series' popularity tapered off a bit after a few months from the game's release, until they started robbing convenience stores in overly elaborate schemes.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One part of the "Heist" mini-series was called "The Prison Job," which required the gang to break Geoff out of prison. When the actual GTA Online heists were released, one of them was called "The Prison Break", which required four players to break Rashkovsky out of prison. The gang even lampshade this.
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    • In addition, Michael's Heist had them attempt to rob a bank, only to realise the bank isn't open. Guess which bank you rob for the final Rockstar heist?
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: A few episodes from Let's Play GTA IV have a very high HSQ. These episodes being the "Cops n' Crooks" episodes, "Witness Protection", "Lone Wolf Biker", "Wanted", "Wanted X", and "Best Stunt Ever".
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Ryan tries to be one in the "Heist" videos by secretly planning to kill everyone and take the money in the first "Heist" and wanting to shoot Ray so he can be the last person alive with the money in his "Heist". Keyword being "tries".
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    • Michael himself in "Michael's Heist", who planned to get everyone except Gavin killed by planning out every way everyone could die. This included making Ray and Ryan bodyguards so they could either die from the cops or by a hidden explosion in their getaway vehicle and betraying Geoff (whom he made an alliance with before the heist started) by planting explosives on his and Kerry's escape boat. But unlike Ryan, whose plans ended in failure, Michael's plan was a success despite some minor problems, and almost no one saw it coming.
      • Ryan still gets credit here however as it's shown that he actually KNEW that Michael had rigged the car bomb and planned to fake his death and track down and kill Michael and Gavin. Considering that the car bomb was Michael's backup plan and he had no plans for what to if it failed, it's likely that Ryan would have Out-Gambitted Michael once again. The only reason this fails is because Ryan got killed during the firefight, something that neither he nor Michael had any control over.note 
  • Memetic Badass: The "Cops 'n Crooks" games made "MotoCop" out to be one.
  • Memetic Mutation/Never Live It Down: Ryan's "I'm still in the air!" line from "Achievement Knievel", though he didn't say that phrase that often, only once in fact during the recording of the video which spawned the meme. As mentioned in the Ear Worm listing above, though, that one utterance was repeated five times.
  • More Popular Spin Off: The "Heist" videos were meant to be a one-off mini-series to AH's Let's Play GTA V that worked around the then-lack of real heists in GTA Online, but the amount of fan art, fan-created trailers, and the number of tropes on its main page suggest otherwise.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Geoff's "Trevor" voice in Series A Funding.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Go back and watch Ryan at the beginning of "Michael's Heist". Although it didn't stop him from being killed during the actual Heist, he figures out that Michael plans on double-crossing him and Ray.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Any video that involves the Public server. Many viewers (and even the team themselves) absolutely hate it because they can get nothing done because every time they turn around, some player (which many believe are a bunch of fifteen year olds who just want to have their name plastered somewhere in one of their episodes) will constantly kill them while they're in the middle of a mission.
  • Tear Jerker: In ''Let's Play - GTA V - Maximum Multiplayer'', as Ryan's cycling through the other characters, he comes across one that looks eerily like the late Monty Oum. His low "...Monty?" in shock hits home.
  • What an Idiot!: Michael letting Gavin drive the boat in "Michael's Heist". It doesn't kill them, but by the end of it, Michael is clearly regretting his decision.
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