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  • Accidental Aesop: While the initial intent behind the HAACHAMA×Akaihaato arc will be known only to her, several fans have interpreted the whole arc as a metaphor for self love and accepting all sides of one's self, as Akai Haato struggled to deal with her more crazy side of herself, and vice-versa with Haachama, before they eventually learned to coexist.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Bae often unintentionally says something questionable without realizing until chat explains to her afterwards. On occasion, chat even tricks her into saying it. IRyS has the same issue, and at those points chat will be filled with people saying "YabiRyS".
  • Adorkable:
    • Marine Houshou is a Pirate Girl (who's barely a pirate girl) known for her awkward attempts at dancing, general lack of stamina, and Lovable Sex Maniac tendencies. All these and more alongside her giddy enthusiasm are why she is beloved by fans.
    • Towa Tokoyami. From vocalizing a variety of noises that are only comprehensible half the time, to her more childlike curiosity, she's regarded as endearingly cute by many fans.
    • Nene Momosuzu is a very sweet and very strange girl who wears her influences on her sleeve and never hesitates to be fully herself. She's been part of a 3D collab as a 2D cutout, uses poorly-drawn hands to superimpose over her model for different things like riding rollercoasters or drinking, has given herself way too many titles, and is a shameless Fangirl of "mature romantic dramas" like Drake & Josh and Hannah Montana.
    • Calliope Mori swings between confident and panicky at the drop of the hat, usually sitting somewhere in between by being incredibly self-deprecating, laughing at dumb jokes she makes herself, as well as having a penchant for unusual musical instruments and sounds that she tries to use as samples for her music. She is also incredibly awkward around Kiara whenever she gets particularly flirty. Even Calli's attempts to maintain character apply, as it consists of hamfistedly putting "reaper" before normal terms and playing off her part of Hell as being close to Japan.
    • Shien Kageyama, despite claiming to be a tough mafia boss, doesn't do a very good job at cementing it. Some of his antics include:
      • Accidentally getting locked out of his Twitter account (due to putting his birth year as 2020).
      • Getting turned into a muffin on stream.
      • Being too into fishing in Animal Crossing to the point he remained streaming during Tokino Sora’s 3rd anniversary stream whereas everyone else left the spotlight for her.
      • His liberal abuse of the echo effect, from amplifying a sneeze to yelling random things with it on.
      • Clearing Eight Note using only animal sounds.
      • Getting depressed after breaking a bottle of sunflower oil, as well as the television prior during Cooking Simulator.
      • His ability to turn anything and literally anything into fanservice or NSFW because of his tendency to make suggestive noises. Check out the legendary Slither.io stream for proof, and of course, with earphones on.
    • Tenma Kishido's first attempt at doing ASMR has shades of this, with him zig-zagging between being pretty good and then doing random things and laughing, to the amused confusion of his viewers.
    • Pavolia Reine would like to present herself as a cool older sister-type but quickly shows herself to be an easily excitable and teasable dork. Fans like to say about her that she has the mind of a small child in an adult body.
    • Tsukumo Sana is generally very bubbly and excitable already, but also gets very excited when she gets to talk about astrophysics, taking her Genki Girl tendencies to a whole new level when she can geek out to her chat or genmates if the opportunity arrises.
    • Ouro Kronii projects an air of cool confidence, but the second she gets caught off guard she's often reduced to a stammering mess as she desperately tries to regain control of the situation. A number of her genmates have admitted to trying to fluster her on purpose to get a rise out of her.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The entire HAACHAMA×Akaihaato storyline led to many speculative interpretation of the events, which brings with it different views of Haato and Haachama, both morally and mentally. For example: The Reveal of Haachama being Dead All Along back when they were both young. Is she living on through Haato after dying, or is she just a Split Personality born as a result of Haato refusing to move on from losing her sibling?
  • Americans Hate Tingle: A sizable portion of the Chinese fanbase turned away from hololive after an incident back in September 2020 where both Coco and Haato mentioned Taiwan in one of their streams (see the Trivia entry for details). This resulted in their Bilibili accounts getting banned, and the vitriol in the subsequent months, including unsatisfaction at Coco's return from her suspension, led to the dissolution of that entire branch. In fact, as of 2022 the hate is so strong that it cost them one business opportunity involving ASUS. note 
  • And You Thought It Would Fail:
    • The idea of "hololive English" was mocked in some fan forums by people wondering why viewers in English-speaking countries would bother to watch new streamers rather than anyone in the gigantic existing Twitch and YouTube streaming world, with many predicting it would never happen. Once Hololive EN launched, it became a gigantic success; not only did it attract a huge amount of English-speaking viewers, but it also gained a lot of Japanese language-only viewers in much the same way that the non-English branches do. Their combined first day of monetization made nearly a hundred thousand American dollars in superchats alone.
    • Even before their announcement, the concept of holostars English came under fire from almost every direction. Supporters of the JP stars expressed worry over the English talents fragmenting their existing overseas fanbase between them or of the newbies being generally ignorant of their senpais in favor of the hololive side. Detractors of the stars wanted hololive English to maintain its Cute Girls Doing Cute Things status and feared of applicants only signing up to try and get close to their favorite member. People neutral to the stars thought any self-respecting male streamer would join Nijisanji English instead considering the success of their male talents and a fanbase that welcomed them, rather than deal with the same sort of vitriol Miyabi had faced as the first holostar; not helping matters was Cover announcing open auditions for male English talents mere hours after Nijisanji opened their auditions for a mixed-gender English wavenote . Once TEMPUS was announced, they immediately faced derision over their models and were compared to NijiEN's ILUNA wave who were also announced and debuting in the same week. Despite all of that, the boys were met with roaring approval upon debuting with each of them attaining 100k subscribers within their first week and surpassing all the expectations set for holostars.
  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • Astel Leda who despite having lost his ship, his crew and what memories he has of his past life, has been taking all of it in stride in his duties as a Holostar idol.
    • Kageyama Shien originally traveled to our world to find his lost friend, but then apparently he gets too into streaming to remember how he’s supposed to be angsty because of his friend’s disappearance.
    • Mumei Nanashi is a cheerful sort who always looks on the bright side of things, despite having lived a life full of loneliness that has caused her to lose much of her memory, including her original name.
  • Animation Age Ghetto: The debut of hololive EN brought about some controversy with some streamers over the Really 700 Years Old characters that appear child-like (e.g. Gawr Gura) or hololive failing to label itself as a kids' show, mirroring much of the same misplaced "controversies" the anime medium at large often finds itself dealing with.
  • Archive Panic: With over 50 performers with near daily streams lasting several hours, dozens of dedicated clippers, and a cast that keeps growing as more generations get added, it is impossible to keep up-to-date with every single talent. Even getting caught up on just one talent can take an incredibly long time. There's a reason why many fans refer to the process of discovering hololive as "going down the rabbit hole".
  • Author's Saving Throw: Marine once posted a video of herself getting slapped, and while it was meant to be Played for Laughs, it had the opposite effect as it caused fans to be concerned for her which didn't help as it shows her almost being on the verge of tearsnote . She later made another one where the ending has her enjoying getting slapped, and a rather wholesome version where she receives a pat on the head instead.
  • Awesome Art: Everyone in holopro is this to a degree but there are a few stand out examples:
    • The talents who were animated by Keffiy note  are the bounciest and most animated avatars among hololive. Their range of movement compliment their personalities very well.
    • On the other end of the spectrum, Botan Shishiro and Pavolia Reine, animated by tou_ilie, have much more relaxed movement but they are notable for having very expressive mouth movement.
    • Sakura Miko's new 3D model is a significant improvement over her old model (which was really good in its own right). It comes with distinct facial expressions but what really sets Miko above the other home 3D setups is she is the only one with proper eye tracking.
    • Roberu Yukoku is an interesting case among Vtubers as a whole, as his avatar isn't rendered to have soft shading. Instead his avatar is rendered with distinct brush strokes and directional lighting, making him more of a beautiful painting brought to life through live2d.
  • Awesome Ego:
    • Calliope Mori. When she raps, all self-consciousness vanishes underneath an arrogantly smug badass that is very proud of being a Reaper—or as she puts it, a "workaholic business lady gettin’ shit done.”
      "DEAD BEATS" lyrics: We'll lock it down / So when you bitches need me, call / I'll make them never wish they never lived at all (I'll fuck 'em up, Gucci!)
    • Kronii preaches herself as the definition of perfection, and will pray for no one but herself. While her viewers simp her hard, she simps herself harder.
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  • Canon Fodder:
    • The more ambiguous and intriguing details of the backstories of the English branch members is ripe for fan theories.
      • Is Amelia Watson from the past or future? If she's from the past is she the Dr. Watson? She has mentioned a "Mr. Holmes", but is that Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, or someone else completely? In one Q&A stream, she has also referred to how her Watson Concoctions were really liked by a Sherlock, but referred to Sherlock as a "she" instead, adding to the mystery.
      • Is Ninomae Ina'nis really human? What did she look like before touching her Eldritch Tome?
      • What did Calliope Mori look like before acquiring a human body to become a Vtuber? Is the nature of her human body a manufactured Empty Shell or is it a case of Demonic Possession? She has stated that she is "borrowing" it, implying the latter to be the case, but that raises the question of who it belongs to?
      • The Time Abyss history between Kiara Takanashi and Calli is also ripe for fan theories exploring past events between them.
      • What exactly is the exact nature of Gura's species? (As in, is her current form her true form, or A Form You Are Comfortable With?) What is the nature and history of Atlantis? What happens if her pet Bloop is released from its bubble? What has she experienced during her over 9 000 years of life, and has she ever interacted with humans before (for reference, when Gura was born sometime in the eighth millennium BC, humans were still living in caves.)? Also, Amelia mentioned time traveling to meet Gura at some point in the past to tell her that the latter would be in hololive one day, but didn't reveal many details beyond that, leaving the door open to varied interpretations of said meeting. Gura has mentioned watching the 1989 movie Look Who's Talking after coming up on land for the first time (specifically phrasing it as "when I first came to land"), which dates her joining human civilization to late 80s/early 90s at the absolute earliest, which raises the question of what she's been up to before that.
      • IRyS outright encouraged speculation in her debut stream, even after gently Jossing the theories about her parentage. Why is her full name hidden? If this is her second awakening, what event caused her first awakening?
    • Omegaα, essentially the English branch's equivalent of A-Chan, likewise encourages fans to speculate on the lore of its members, even creating a hashtag on Twitter just for fan theories and lore-based tweets, rather than giving answers themself.
    • Kureiji Ollie has a lot of mystery to her backstory as well. How did she die? How did she come back to life? How much time has passed since she first died?
  • "Common Knowledge":
    • A rather persistent narrative that cropped up following the "Taiwan Incident" was that Coco's showing of her channel analytics for the September 25, 2020 edition of Asacoco, just hours after Haato had showed her's, was her way to Draw Aggro from the pro-CCP antis that were harassing the latter. This was unfortunately a narrative spun up by Coco's existing pro-CCP antis at the time, as she had a sizeable hatedom in the mainland due to her being American-born Japanese, for the express purpose of justifying further villification of her and Hololive in general. Coco had been asleep at the time of Haato's stream and, if her reaction to that morning's Asacoco archive being privated is to go bynote , completely unaware of what Haato had done the night before. Furthermore, the reason she was even bringing up the analytics in the first place was in response to an article by Bunshun Online, which talked about the success of Vtubers, but described them and their audiences as 'Japanese'. Coco brought up her stats to show that her viewership was actually pretty varied (only 50% Japanese).
    • It's a well-established "fact" in gossip surrounding the talents that Kanata's relationship with her mother is very strained if not outright hostile. An analysis of the relevant clips indicates, however, that this is at the very least an exaggerated interpretation of her public statements, with the belief caused by clippers trying to Spice Up the Subtitles to dramatize more mundane misunderstandings between the two.
  • Covered Up:
    • Suisei and the 3rd gen's cover of "Saga Jihen" from Zombie Land Saga has more views and comments than the original music video. This led to the hololive version appearing first on the search results for "Saga Jihen", and also made viewers think that Suisei's version is the original when it's actually a cover.
    • The same can be said with her duet cover with Sora with "Hanamuke no Tori" by D/ZEAL is also this, as it was from THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live!. Fans thought it was a Suisei original when it was actually by D/ZEAL. Just like Saga Jihen, both versions of the cover (the solo version being Members only) have more views than the original.
    • Ditto with Towa's "brilliant", which has a lot more views and comments than the original by VOCALOID producer niki with Lily. Search the song on YouTube, and viewers will find Towa's version being almost as relevant as the original as though it were a Towa original even though it's actually a cover.
    • Double with Towa's cover of niki's Error. Fans were unaware that Error was in fact not an original song. Although it does help Towa's powerful singing voice when she performs the cover.
    • Sora's "Alien Alien" and "Solar System Disco", unsurprisingly, get more views than the respective originals. This helps because of the colorful and more animated MV combined with Sora's VOCALOID-like voice for both covers.
    • Botan's "Will" by MeltyCat from her 3D debut. Though the two songs were uploaded exactly within 1 day, Botan's version gets more views due to her soft and cute voice when fans expected her to sing in a more mature voice.
    • Okayu's Shitsuraku Petri by Nanahoshi Kangengakudan gets double the views of the original song thanks to her smooth singing voice.
    • Suisei and Toko Inui's duet cover of Ensemble Stars!'s "Tonight in this Moonlit Mansion" gained over triple the number of views compared to Happy Elements' official MV, and is the top result when searching for the song. Being released for the occasion of Halloween, which the song is inspired by, greatly helped in this regard.
    • Matsuri's "Kokoronashi" gets more views than the original due to Matsuri's emotion behind her vocals.
    • Okayu's "Cat Eye Makeup" gets numerous views faster than the original thanks to her smooth vocals and the lyrics befitting her cat theme.
    • Suisei and Calli's duet rendition of "GETCHA!" got significantly more traction than either the original version or Giga and KIRA's self-cover. This isn't a bad thing, though, seeing KIRA definitely approves the cover and went on to compose Kiara's third original single, "SPARKS".
    • Following Coco's graduation, Kanata's cover of supercell's "Song of the beginning towards the end" immediately shot up to the very top of the search results for that song, reviving interest in the decade-old original.
    • Izuru's cover of "The Streetlight Remains Rusty" gets more views than the original that it would become the top searched version online.
    • Botan's cover of "Creation" sees a significant rise in views compared to the original by LUCAS, a VTuber and VSinger affiliated with LUMINOX.
    • When Amelia had her 3D debut at HoloFes 2022, she sang "Puru Puru Pururin". Many of her JP senpai thought it was original, only to be surprised that it came from an anime.
  • Crazy Is Cool: Ever since Haato lost it and became Haachama, she became both infamous and very popular.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Coco's main source of humor comes from subject matter so blatantly against YouTube Terms of Service that it rolls back over into funny. Unsurprisingly, it's also the reason why she gets frequently banned from YouTube.
      • Her main shtick on AsaCoco revolves around drug abuse, with AsaCoco being a stand-in for various illicit drugs.
      • Shortly before her 300k subscriber milestone she held a livestream where she waxed her whole body. Nether regions included, with a Barbie Doll Anatomy scrawl of herself circling precisely where she was waxing the entire hour. Some detractors of YouTube's AI moderation couldn't help but think that particular ban was warranted, even if the concept of the stream itself was funny.
      • Her 3D debut retrospective has her claim she was getting scolded repeatedly by staff members over her earpiece for all of her "un-idol-like movements" (read: deliberate panty shots and insisting she wasn't wearing any in real life).
        Coco: (imitating staff) "Don't do that move, please. Don't do that move, please. Don't do that move, please."
      • Her 3D "dance lesson" collaboration with Marine was bound to have this happen, given their personalities. Highlights include getting Marine to say "I'm horny!" enthusiastically in English, as well as helping her use Insertion-type Asacoco twice; the first time the screen was blurred out, but the second time it was fully visible; it stands to reason that at that point the supervising staff just gave up on trying to stop them. They eventually revealed that the reason it was allowed was simply that Marine is already considered "impure" enough that it didn't matter that the content was quite sexualized. Had it been one of the more "pure" idol-like members such as Luna, Aki Rose or Sora, the managers would have put a stop to it.
      • She has stated her "tail" is actually a butt-plug, and frequently uses a mouse cursor based off of it, with the plug part being the tip.
    • Ever since Haato started calling herself Haachama, her content baffled viewers so much that many associate insanity as her most known trait:
      • Haachama once decided to eat two bowls of instant super spicy Korean noodles, as part of her tradition of announcement streams being more than just the news. She's already suffering from just tasting the sauce with her finger, says that she thinks the actual noodles won't be that bad and proceeds to eat them. After the first one, she's audibly sick, and near the end of the second one, she finally throws up, which you can hear for yourself as she didn't mute her mic. The real kicker is that after she describes how she filled the cup to the brim with vomit (and a viewer quickly points out we didn't need that information), she cheerfully announces her new song release.
      • She also hosts fan submission review streams, which tend to be anything from singing, horror (either as illustrations or short movies), cooking or fan submitted hentai art of herself, with barely any censoring of the art unless it was particularly explicit, and even then she would show as much as she could within what YouTube allows.
      • Haachama's made a name for herself over her "cooking", creating sickly-looking food that she herself eats. The absolute crown-kicker being on December 19, 2020, where her subject food in question being a goddamn tarantula. Jokes from fans about Haachama picking up this habit from Australia for the sake of survival ensue.
      • One example that doesn't involve her insanity is her high school graduation stream note . What makes it not just a heartwarming moment but also crossing the line twice, stems from Aloe Mano's very serious harassment-induced graduation several months prior note , Haachama's involvement in the Taiwan incident a few months back and being the target of harassment for it, and the subsequent shutdown of Hololive CN and the graduation of its talents following said incident. The entire fanbase has grown fearful of any talent permanently retiring whenever the word "graduation" pops up, and understandably, the phrasing of the stream had the audience worried of Haachama's permanent retirement, until she clarified that she actually meant that she graduated from high school.
    • Anytime Rushia interacts with penguins, particularly in ARK: Survival Evolved, that results in plenty of Black Comedy Animal Cruelty.
      • The first incident has her come across "Penta" and tries to tame him via ARKs taming method for carnivores. That is, attacking them enough until they're unconscious just to feed them. The result? Poor Penta getting clobbered by Rushia as she gets more distressed from trying to tame them. While she did succeed in taming Penta, he died off in another stream separate from Rushia.
      • Rushia's attempts taming "Chataro" go as well one would expect with Rushia's track record. The kicker being she was casually discussing dinner with the penguin in question and at one point cuts off her video feed when she kills him.
      • The third time, Rushia actually tried to tame a penguin in a way that was, theoretically, humane. The only problem being she shot one too many tranquilizer darts at one penguin in a short time span, thus he dies anyway.
      • Her New Horizons steam, Rushia reunites with Penta note . The video as a whole isn't that twistedly hilarious, but the idea she presented being that Penta was reincarnated after he died back in ARK is this when you take into consideration Penta perspective, being forced to face her abusive "owner" after dying to get away.
      • Months after it all started, and she still has trouble with taming penguins, leading to her literally begging them to faint so she could tame them. Having killed 3 in the span of several minutes, she pretty much loses it.
        Rushia: Don't die, please! I've already lost two souls in just a few minutes! Penta, please... (Shoots the tranquilizer arrow that kills "Penta") WHYYYYYY!?!?
      • This doesn't seem like it's restricted to just penguins, either. In a Minecraft stream, Rushia had attempted to claim a fox as a pet. At some point, Konta threw himself onto a fire and died before Rushia could save him. She then pretended he was still following around before creating a small grave for him.
      • And in another Minecraft stream, Rushia tames and claims a Strider, and attempts to bring it home as a pet. While modifying parts of her home to give it a sheltered pool of lava to keep it healthy, she accidentally dumps her bucket of water while trying to open an iron door, and it pours downstairs and kills the freezing Strider.
    • Miko's Grand Theft Auto V streams basically run on this and then some.
    • During Suisei's Project Winter collaboration with Matsuri, Aki Rose, Roboco, Kanata, Coco, Fubuki, and Watame, after she kills everyone else save Watame and Matsuri, Suisei cripples Matsuri, steals Fubuki's clothes, imitates her, and continuously shoots her with a poison dart gun while Matsuri begs for her life and Suisei keeps shooting and finishing Matsuri off with her golden axe while laughing manically throughout the whole thing. And she wonders why people see her as a psychopath.
    • Amelia Watson's debut stream shows off the syringes on her thigh as part of her full body character model; when asked about it, her response is to inject the viewers with it without revealing the contents until they are already in the throes of a Mushroom Samba. Her audience justifiably reacted with horror once realizing they had been drugged. And then there's her various childhood stories, rattled off in an utterly casual tone that makes things like her nearly losing her entire tongue because she slipped in an ice cream parlor and nearly bit through it, or a friend of hers losing a finger to a shopping cart wheel, amusing much to one's chagrin.
    • Amelia's playthrough of Super Mario Sunshine is full of frustration, rage, and some clutch moments. After beating the game, she does one more stream to collect any Shines she missed, including the infamous Pachinko level. To celebrate her finally being done with the game, she ends that portion of the stream by drowning Mario, all while getting a Game Over in the process. She denies that he died though, he simply got "isekai'd into Oblivion" and proceeded to play Oblivion right after.
    • Risu's awareness of the Internet tradition of "No Nut November" had her tweet out towards the end of October that she instead prefers "Nonstop Nut November" as a better challenge, and has since decided to encourage her audience by releasing short daily videos teasing them with nut innuendos over the course of November 2020. And again in 2021.
  • Death of the Author:
    • Calli was on the receiving end of this in regards to her song "Off With Their Heads", where she eventually got so upset with continually telling her fans that it wasn't a diss track at anyone that she eventually gave up trying to correct them and believes her ability to express herself through her lyrics had failed in that song.
    • When Mumei's "Dan Dan" music video was privated due to undisclosed concerns over something in its contents, there was some speculation that the offending scene was the one portraying the explosion of the Challenger shuttle given many people involved in the disaster and/or their immediate relatives are still alive today, unlike the Titanic and Hindenburg disasters portrayed earlier. Making matters worse was the fact that Mumei was holding a bottle of ethanol in front of the shuttle — ethanol breaks down rubbersnote  and (as an alcohol) chills surfaces, making it the perfect substance to sabotage the Challenger and Make It Look Like an Accident. However, the connection was completely unintentional; the bottle references a drunk karaoke stream and only said stream, which animator Kanauru eventually had to point out. Nonetheless, this was one of two scenes (the other being the Hindenburg scene) that was removed in the music video's revised version.
  • Discredited Meme:
    • Sora points out that she does not like being called a Goddess. It doesn't help given that due to her Lonely at the Top issues, she wants to become everyone's equal.
    • While Moona has expressed a dislike towards "HEY MOONA!" spam, saying that she only wants to hear the phrase from Pekora, she allows it under the situation where it actually belongs.
    • Due to how often some of the members end up making memes or jokes that the community falls in love with, it isn't that rare to see push back from people once things get taken too far or get overused. For example, poking fun at Gura and Rushia for being flat-chested tend to garner ire from some fans due to how overused the jokes are and how the jokes go from playful to coming across as rude towards the streamers (some of which are implied to be similar to their avatar in physical appearance). Others include things such as Suisei being called a Shotacon, which she has been very insistent on making clear is not what she meant, as she had said she liked Shonen.
    • Jokes about Ollie's heists have fallen into this territory, as chat goes abuzz (jokingly or otherwise) with accusations the moment she takes or breaks something that isn't hers, which is especially problematic when combined with the increasing amount of backseat gaming she's been receiving. She's gone on record stating that she has asked her senpais about which resources are okay to use, and requests that the jokes be toned down.
    • Fubuki doesn't mind the "Fubuki is a cat" meme when she's actually acting like a cat, but takes issue with people spamming it at her when it's irrelevant to the topic. She felt the need to talk about it after giving serious advice about drawing her fox ears and receiving en masse cat comments in return.
    • As pointed out by Suisei in her interview with Kiara, YAGOO is not good at Tetris as she knows not only is he not good at it, the "YAGOO" in Tetris streams are impersonators stream-sniping her.
    • Kiara found some of the commuunity in-jokes surrounding her content to be painting her in a less-than-favorable light so she discussed her aversion to a few of them after finding her footing as a content creator and feeling like she can provide more than just a few cheap easily clippable jokes.
      • She had started slowly hating the "bottom left" meme regarding herself due to how overused it is and how it flanderizes her. While she doesn't mind with people using it when she's actually being bottom left like in her exaggerated The Sims 4 streams, just spamming it when she's talking about stuff that can be sort of interpreted as being lewd gets to her nerves.
      • She talked about her changing the on-screen dynamic between herself and Calli, putting an "end" to Takamori shipping. She clarifies that there is no bad blood between the two of them, but as both of them have grown as creators, she felt that Takamori shipping was getting a little out of hand and wanted to expand her content beyond that and be known for other things. She expressed that any future collabs with Calli will be, in her opinion, "better," which makes it seem like she felt like she had to force a character when around Calli in order to be entertaining and them being much more natural with one another will lead to a more interesting and different dynamic.
      • She's also put a stop to the "Australia" *wink* gag, mostly due to a real life incident where she met with a friend and her brother, and he was a fan of Kiara, but did not know that the real deal was right in front of him. When her friend pointed out that Kiara is from Austria, he denied it saying "No, she's from Australia!" Feeling embarassed, she chose to end that joke.
    • Marine had also attempted to put a stop to her tendency to come off as a Lovable Sex Maniac by toning down her behavior somewhat, but this was more of a result of her getting tired of the gag. She doesn't mind it being pointed out to her when she's acting particularly shameless but in most instances she doesn't bring attention to it.

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Anemachi, Suisei's older sister. She has only appeared a handful of times but she's very popular with fans because of her funny interactions with Suisei. Many of Suisei's fans hope she gets to cameo more since whenever she does appear, it's a highlight of the stream.
    • In July 2021, Ollie created Olivia, an Alternate Universe and alive persona who also serves as a demure, Shrinking Violet Foil to the loud and hyperactive zombie. Even though she was designed as a character for the one-off stream, Olivia resonated amongst the audience for her peaceful, pacifistic demeanour, getting several memes and fan arts quickly after the stream, and even keffiy, Ollie's Live2D rigger, expressing interest in rigging a model for Olivia to the zombie's confusion.
    • The moment Omegaα showed up, they had over 150,000 followers on Twitter. Their dry humor and deadpan responses in their Marshmallow (a site where people asks questions to the host) made them one of the popular hololive managers, especially in the English branch.
    • Boros, Kronii's pet snake, is amazingly popular to her (joking) dismay. After her 2022 kimono reveal, fans had been attached to Boros since her kimono reveal, and Kronii becoming jealous of it.
  • Evil Is Cool: Gawr, who made her debut on the cover art and the vocals of Gura's first original song, "REFLECT", was warmly received as an interesting and edgy take on Gura that explores the animalistic side of her that is never really discussed on stream before. Not even 24 hours after the song's premiere, Gura's fanart tag on Twitter exploded with artwork of Gawr, with most of these artworks depicting her in a fairly similar fashion to how the Haachama/Haato duality is portrayed (read: very bloody and disturbing).
  • Face of the Band:
    • Fubuki. Two-ways: Mostly by complete accident (that is, by her Scatman vine-like ditty and its remix by Hamburgaga becoming viral), she became this somewhere along February of 2020 by becoming the first hololiver to surpass Sora on subscription numbers and being the first the most recognizable hololiver in overseas markets up to that point. While this is certainly debatable for the fanbase, this was apparently at least hinted at in Hololive's offices themselves. HOWEVER, Fubuki insists this is not the case and its mostly in an unofficial role within the fanbase, most hololivers still looking up to Sora as the de-facto leader regardless of her sub-count.
    • Gura is this for many English-speaking fans of hololive, to the point she is considered an unofficial face of the English branch. She also gained huge traction in Japan, setting a record 407k subs in 9 days and breaking the 500,000 barrier in 2 weeks. Within a month, she managed to decimate the subscriber count, being the third most subscribed channel, and a few weeks after that (in the same month), she'd overtaken Korone and Fubuki to become the #1 subscribed Hololive channel. She was also the first Hololive member to reach the milestone of one million subs. Come January 18th, 2021, she would smash the records again and attain two million subscribers (before the other EN girls had even hit one million). This video graphs out Hololive subscription rates from 11/2017 to 12/2020. Look at how fast Gura shot to the top in just 3 months. 10 months after her debut, Gura would hit a whopping 3 million subscribrs to claim the spot of the most subscribed vtuber channel of all time!
    • YAGOO can certainly be this as his face is the only face identifiable in real life. It's gotten to the point that he doesn't want to go on company retreats because his face would be easily recognizable and fear that because some of the hololive members would go with him, fans would start figuring out the identity of the women behind the avatar.
  • Fan-Created Offspring: In June 2021, fans of holoEN would come up with the hashtag #MythKids to share their drawings of theoretical offsprings between different pairings (and even One True Threesome ships) within the English branch. It initially started out with children created for Ame/Gura before branching out to all possible combinations and has even gone on to involve members from the non-English branches of hololive so long as an English member is one of the parents. The most popular offsprings that have received fanart of their own are Walter note , Clara note , and Sunflower and Lemon Drop note 
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: For a while, there was a popular gossip going around the vtuber community that Hololive talents were not allowed to collab with the men of Holostars. Despite the fact that there have been several Hololive/Holostars collabs for years. The Holostars fandom outright despises this rumor and only since the cross-gen collab ban being lifted from Tempus and them starting to do collabs with Hololive has it finally started to die down.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot:
    • High School AUs starring HoloMyth are fairly popular and frequently share similarities amongst one another.
      • Amelia is usually made out to be a delinquent in love with Gura, who is the popular girl at school initially oblivious to her affection. This mostly stems from a popular cover sung by Amelia, where she sings about Gura not noticing her. The other aspects are references to the former's crazy childhood stories and the latter having the highest subscriber count among Hololive.
      • Kiara either works part-time at a fast food restaurant, in service to her dream of opening her own fast food chain one day, or is a teacher, as a reference to her streams where she teaches the viewers or Gura German or Japanese.
    • Likewise, it's not uncommon to see fanart depicting HoloMyth as a family, with Calli as the stern, responsible father, Kiara as the caring, loving mother, Gura as the cheerful, innocent youngest child, Amelia as the troublemaking middle child, and Ina as the mature oldest child.
    • For some reason, the official backstory for Moona Hoshinova (the human girl Hoshinova is possessed by the ghost Moona while falling into the ocean, they both become moon goddesses thanks to the full moon) tends to be largely ignored by the fanbase, with them rather prefering to swap the positions of host and possessor, as well as make Hoshinova have always been a moon goddess. Atleast the "possessor has always been a moon goddess" part of it is implied to have become Ascended Fanon by the MV of "High Tide".
  • Fandom VIP:
    • Several fan translators are very well-known by the community with some getting official acknowledgment by the girls themselves if they're dedicated to one specific person.
      • lyger, a clipper who dedicates most of his channel to Matsuri content and is responsible for translating her more well-known moments. Outside of his channel, he was also seen as a respectable source of information regarding the Taiwan incident and hololive's history with the Chinese market and has been acknowledged by Matsuri herself enough to be brought on as a channel moderator.
      • NexatG, who's considered to be Kiara's "(unofficially) official clipper", to the point that Kiara commissioned them to make her end of year highlights video.
      • Einnashu, a clipper who mainly clips Aki Rosenthal vids. Many current fans found out about her through his clips of her belly dancing lessons. He also was the one who clipped the video of Aki revealing her worries (which proceeded to ultimately boost her confidence as spark a new period of growth). As a result, a number of RoseTai speak his name with reverence.
      • Jin Teramachi is a clipper that mainly clips Okayu stuff and is seen as an authority on her, like when he stepped in to explain a moment that was clipped by another, but translated questionably at best. He has also made subs for some videos on the main Hololive channel.
    • PlatinumKnight, originally only making "A Special Message For Amelia Watson" (with Big Man Tyrone) as a joke, went on to commission several more videos for the rest of the Hololive EN crew and is recognized widely in the community as well as by official members; Calliope Mori has made a comment on most of his videos, and Coco Kiryu has mentioned and watched his content on Asacoco. When Coco herself was referenced in one of his videos, she was appropriately afraid of what kind of content would be in store for her parody. His content is regarded as the most expensive shitposts that anyone could make, with "A Special Message for Gawr Gura" costing over $1300 alone.
    • Brazilian animator 2Snacks entered the fandom's spotlight after releasing a series of animated shorts featuring Korone, with the most prominent example being of the infamous Eekum Bokum meme. His work quickly gained traction among not just the fanbases of the idols featured in the shorts, but the talents themselves, with Polka and Gura being particularly notable fans. To say that works by 2Snacks are wildly popular would be a severe Understatement, with many of them receiving millions of views at minimum, and lots of attention from Hololive's combined fanbases.
    • Independent artist Walf, originally an equally big-name fan within the Touhou community (and the creator of create.swf, a small Touhou comic-making program) has picked up on the Hololive EN talent and started regularly creating short animations using some of their more memorable moments as inspiration. The designs have been acknowledged by all the talent, with Calliope using several of them as part of her standby screen as well as the stream of her begging for permission to play Persona 3. He has a particular fondness for Amelia Watson note , something the fan community has picked up on and started incorporating his renditions of her into their own art, making "smol Watson" out to be a being of incomprehensible power. His designs were so well liked by the Holo EN girls that they even commissioned him to make models for them, showing them all off in the April Fool's collab in all of their chibi glory.
    • A minor one in well-known superchatter Eating Mike Tyson's Ass. First made himself known by donating to Korone (who thanks to her English studies knew exactly what his name meant), he started spreading around to other members with different results. He even got fanart (which was just a drawing of Korone biting Mike Tyson's butt). He is now considered a living legend among the fanbase, and his presence sends the chat completely nuts.
    • DuDuL has proven himself to be prevalent member of the community with his animations. During Gura's birthday stream on June 20th, 2021, he was among the 250 fans who compiled a book of fanart and letters showing their support for her. She read his letter and started to cry because she rekindled his passion for animation.
    • Kowkarot has been known for compiling clips from multiple streams, creating highlight reels that condense otherwise multiple hours' worth of content. These compilations can go for up to half an hour showing, for instance, how Kiara turned a random village into Phoenixton, or the prep work leading up into EN's showdown with the Ender Dragon. Their efforts would be recognized by the talents themselves as they are credited for editing on "Ame vs the Sun" and the Holomyth anniversary compilation.
    • Apex Legends EU Champion "rpr" first made himself known outside the Apex community as the guy who ended up becoming a fan of Towa and wants to kill off those who killed Towa in the game by taking their names. He ends up playing a session with Towa alongside TrulySquid to act as the translator. By 2022, rpr's vested interest in VTubing led to him debuting as one.
    • Online pianist Pan Piano, known for doing her music covers while cosplaying and never showing her face, was first noticed by the hololive fandom in early 2021 when she covered Ride on Time while cosplaying as Gura. She has since played a number of hololive originals while dressed as the idol to whom the song is attributed, often getting noticed by the idol in question. Miko has actually been a fan of hers for a long time and was elated when Pan covered Sakurakaze and joined her membership just a few days after.
    • DanceDanceRevolution enthusiast-turned-animator Kanauru quickly gained traction in 2021 for his expertly hololive 3D short animations (sometimes featuring other VTubers like Pikamee Amano). The popularity of his 3D animations in the later half of 2021 is such that he was chosen to direct the music video for holoMyth's "Myth or Treat", and later Kiara's and Amelia's "Dreamin Chuchu" and Ame's "Smol Adventures: Link Your Wish", the latter of which was an official advert for holoMyth's 3D performance at the third hololive concert.
    • With only a single fan video, a red superchat to tell Gura about it, and a subsequent appearance at the Dallas Fanexpo, Flurrybolt managed to become a legend in the fan community. He's since made a follow-up video, and it's clearly evident the impact that his own previous video had on it.
    • Japanese pro-wrestler Great-O-Khan is an unabashed Subatomo, one more than happy to share his happiness as a fan on Twitter. He has also incorporated Subaru's improvised hold from Holo no Graffiti into his repertoire as the "Oozora-Style Sheep Killer" and that move has since expanded into a duo move that is named after Subaru, Fubuki and Marine.
    • The 8-Bit Drummer has done a lot of hololive covers and gets honored to cover the then unreleased MiKorone song which he plays in a video recording for the 24-hour MiKorone stream.
    • Max0r is a huge fan of Watame and one of the many Running Gags of his videos is asking, later escalating to outright begging, for Watame to collab with him.
    • Sakuma Daisuke, idol singer and actor from Snow Man, is a bigtime Hoshiyomi who takes after his oshi and promotes her every chance he gets. When she learned that he's her fan and wished him happy birthday, he was floored, ecstatic and wasted no time in talking her up.
    • Kawahara Reki, author of Sword Art Online, is a big 35p. He derailed a stream meant to promote his new book by fanboying over Miko and even mentioned that he finished the draft for said book because that was the only way his editor would allow him to meet her.
  • Fanfic Fuel: Kureiji Ollie's alternate universe counterpart Olivia, as well as her alternate universe itself, is prime fanfic fuel. Although explicitly stated to be non-canon, Olivia's character invites a lot of speculation on how hololive looks like in her origin universe. She mentioned some of her colleagues and genmates, which are all normal humans (unlike this universe's Hololive with zombie, magic-user, and mythological creatures galore) except for Amelia Watson who was mentioned to be the only member of hololive that have a superpower (and implied to be the Amelia Watson from our dimension).
  • Fan Myopia: After Aloe's sudden and unfortunate graduation, it wasn't uncommon to find fans who couldn't let go and move on even months after it happened despite her brief tenure. Perhaps the biggest example can be seen in the assumption that any talent covering "Happy Synthesizer" must have been in tribute to Aloe. Iofi's cover of the song with Pochi used to be flooded with posts mourning Aloe and the former top comment one that chided the community at large for doing so instead of celebrating Iofi's 6th month anniversary. When Kiara did a watchalong for hololive 2nd fes, the overwhelming majority of chat quickly shifted from excitement for Noel and Flare's duet to tearful emojis crying out for Aloe rather than focus on the work they put into their performance.
  • Fan Nickname: Has its own page here.
  • Fountain of Memes:
    • Fubuki's Vine-like covers of songs used in Western memes have, unsurprisingly, gained the affection of many English fans. Fubuki herself is aware of her reputation overseas as "the Meme Queen" but claims to be confused as to why her fans think of her that way.
    • Pekora's Asshole Victim shenanigans often get her put in the Harmless Villain position in many parody videos, especially on the Chinese streaming website bilibili.
    • Roberu has created a ton of meme due to his hyperactivity and weird streaming content. Besides the well-known Winning Son meme, he also created one of the biggest memes in the Among Us fanbase with his horrible attempts at lying leading him to declare there was a "Cafeteria in his soul".
    • Similar to Roberu, Polka's zaniness makes her quite the meme machine, especially when Engrish is concerned.
    • Korone is also definitely one, if you can't tell by her folder in the Memes page, her occasional broken English and overall attitude ends up making her extremely memeable.
    • The majority of HoloEn Gen 1 seem to be aware of how memeable they are to the fandom, and have even deliberately helped create some of their own via exploitable shorts (Gura, Amelia) and greenscreen edits (Kiara).
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Many Hololive fans overlap with fans of rival Virtual YouTuber company Nijisanji. It helps that talents from both companies collaborate with each other quite often.
    • An interesting case of two fandoms for the same work being friendly: there is a surprising amount of interaction between Japanese-speaking fans and English-speaking fans, since many of the idols make an effort to address their overseas viewers every so often and Coco in particular frequently showcases English memes from the r/hololive reddit page, which has made many Japanese fans curious about the other side of the fandom. A twitter account exists which translates the Reddit memes into Japanese, and fans who know both languages frequently make efforts to bring both sides of the language divide closer together. After the debut of the English branch, channels which normally provide English subtitles for the rest of the streamers would add Japanese subtitles for the holoEN content.
    • Due to the collab with Azur Lane and the fact that some members still play it, Hololive and Azur Lane fandoms have some overlap and with demand for a rerun and/or sequel with the newer girls.
    • The 23rd episode of Trash Taste had Calliope as the special guest, bringing the Hololive and Trash Taste fandoms together, especially when the subreddits for both subjects were mentioned. However, it's not perfectly friendly; some members of the Hololive fandom dislike certain aspects of Trash Taste for their own reasons, and vice-versa, but both fandoms have been civil about the collab.
    • There is a lot of overlap between fans of hololive and fans of VOMS Project, particularly between fans of Amano Pikamee and holoEN. The bond between the fandoms was strengthened by Pikamee expressing a desire to collab with holoEN in the future. Which did indeed happen.
    • There is also a sizable overlap between fans of Hololive and VShojo, as well, driven in part by the tendency of certain VShojo talents to reference Hololive's members and various Running Gags associated with them whenever the opportunity arises. This ultimately led to Kiara and Nyanners collabing, quickly followed by Calli and Ironmouse.
    • There's a group of Hololive fans who are also Professional Wrestling fans, as they can appreciate the similarities that Hololive (and Vtubers in general) have with pro wrestling characters. The biggest expression of this is the HoloFightZ Twitch stream account, where they use one of the WWE Video Games to simulate a federation of Hololive talents made through the Create-A-Wrestler mode. This link got even stronger when Miko got a hold of WWE 2K22 and made her own versions of the talents, getting gigantic view counts for her streams (not to mention the resulting clips).

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  • Gateway Series:
    • Fubuki's viral shorts such as "Im. Scatman" serve as this for many overseas fans into hololive. Lampshaded in her 2020 Birthday Stream. She gets a lot of messages from viewers saying that it's thanks to her content that they got into hololive and she's happy that more people are viewing the other idols even if they stopped watching her as a result.
    • Lampshaded by Amelia Watson. Knowing that HoloEN would be a lot of people's first foray into the world of Hololive, Amelia made a PSA at the end of one of her earlier streams encouraging her viewers to read the rules of the Japanese branch idols since V-tuber culture is much different from normal live streamer culture.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Hololive owes its boost in popularity among overseas fans to the many translated clips of the various girls that went viral, some of the Hololivers standing out amongst that particular crowd:
    • Towa Tokoyami gained a lot of attention from the Western fanbase due to an incident in one of her Apex streams that garnered backlash from some Japanese fans but brought sympathy from English speaking viewers, bringing attention to her more cute behavior and Adorkable moments. It's quite telling that on nearly all of her streams, most of the comments are in English. In fact, overseas fans went from making up almost half of her superchats (revenue and number of) for the month of July 2020 to reaching 65% of her superchat income and forming 52% of her total superchats the very next month after her 3D debut and birthday celebration. This sizable overseas fanbase has also been noticed by her colleagues, who sometimes comment on her unusually large foreign fanbase.
    • Korone Inugami has a very sizable Western audience as well, for a combination of reasons. Her enjoyment of Western media, the dissonance between her cute voice and image and her love of horror and horrific things, willingness to engage with Western fans and learn English, and her willingness to try all sorts of different Western game suggestions have quickly endeared her to non-Japanese audiences. Even amongst Spanish-speakers, where virtual idols are just starting to become an extremely niche interest, Korone is noticeably more popular than the rest, thanks in part to clips of her speaking a few simple Spanish sentences.
    • For similar reasons to Towa, Mano Aloe of Fifth Generation quickly gained massive support from Western fans after news spread of the self-doxing incident and subsequent harassment from antis that forced her into a two week hiatus — and later, unbeknownst to anyone at the time, retirement from hololive right before her scheduled return. It got to the point where an entire website dedicated to her was created to host supportive messages, fan-art and even a welcome back video. note  Even long after Aloe's retirement, fan support still persists. From fan-art, yearly birthday celebrations, to the creation of a certain significant mod for Friday Night Funkin' which prominently features her.
    • Aki Rosenthal, ever since an clipper who made her (and her woes at the time) known to the west, she experienced a sharp increase in western fans, many from Reddit. The reasons vary, but it's often a mix of her dancing, music, and how her streams tend to be cozy. Aki has responded to this with learning/using more English in her descriptions and being one of the very first to join Reddit. She also has personally posted comments in vids which have promoted her. These days you can find her stream chats to be often filled with English speakers.
    • Nene Momosuzu also has a noticeable amount of Spanish-speaking engagement in her comments and live chats due to her practicing Spanish on stream.
    • Mori Calliope is surprisingly popular with Canadian viewers, whom had sent red Superchats to her ($100 donation or more). She was so surprised by this that she temporarily had to stop streaming for a bit to scream in happiness.
    • Holostars are more recognizable overseas than its home country judging by the English comments.
    • During the early days of hololive, Miko was at point the least subbed idol of the original generation. Her Grand Theft Auto V streams led to Miko being at one point more popular in 4chan than in Japan itself. While her fanbase's demographic normalized after Miko's subscription numbers kept rising, she's still a big favorite in 4chan.
    • Shishiro Botan is incredibly popular with Russian-speaking viewers, due to her love of First-Person Shooter games and her striped design being evocative of Adidas, which is iconic in Russia. As of 5th Gen's debut, no other member in hololive has such a noticeable Russian-speaking fanbase compared to her, to the point where she is the only one to have a Russian version of the standard streamer rules in her video descriptions.
    • After being featured on an investigative report on a Korean public broadcast, Amelia (and Gura, who wasn't featured) has gotten a lot more Korean viewers and Korean translation clips.
    • Despite only being featured on limited platforming as a result of China's strict internet policy, Yogiri was a fan-favorite among Western viewers for her Delinquent design, her sympathetic Byronic Hero nature, and her absolutely beautiful concerts. When it was announced that Hololive China was dissolving, many of her overseas fans expressed their collective sadness over her departure.
    • In somewhat of a self-looping example, Mumei Nanashi from Hololive English Gen. 2 has a very sizable Japanese fanbase. Due to her being The Cutie of the Council, her forgetful tendencies, and being a member who Apologizes a Lot, the Japanese fandom has embraced her as a Moe, to the point that she's often lumped in with and mentioned by other members of Hololive Japan.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • During Luna and Subaru's VR horror stream where they take turns playing, the former gets so scared she falls back in her chair and hits the ground. It got a few laughs at the moment, but the fact that it resulted in pain so bad Luna needed to be taken to the hospital due to damaging ligaments and irritating previously existing neck pain, and getting put on pain medication that made her sick, it firmly falls into this.
    • For Haato/Haachama:
      • The thumbnail of Haato's debut video shows an image of her from the neck down. While this could be seen as neat little allusion to Haaton, her yellow pig mascot with a notable beheaded mark around their necks note , it becomes a reality in the HAACHAMA×Akaihaato arc where Haato herself is... well, beheaded during her singing stream in February 7th, 2021.
      • In the short video titled "HAACHAMA THE THIRD", the ending scene has another Haato head coming in and knocking the head on Haato away, taking its place in a humorous, nonsensical manner. In the HAACHAMA×Akaihaato arc, Haato being decapitated and subsequently reattaching herself to the body is a major plot point that is both Played for Horror and Played for Drama.
    • After Amelia's tutorial session for Mythbreakers, Kiara joked that her avatar did so much nodding that her neck muscles would be jacked. Cut forward a few days later, and Kiara herself reported that she sprained her neck.
    • Rushia's breakdown after she gets prematurely ejected during her Among Us playthrough (and the 2Snacks animation it inspired) becomes a lot less funny after her actual termination.
    • An example that's more bittersweet than just sad, just three days after Sana's graduation, the leadup to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduced a new Pokémon with essentially the same concept as her bread dog/Sanalite mascot. Especially bittersweet given Sana's reputation as maybe the biggest Pokémon fan in the company and that she wouldn't be around to stream the new games.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: The Hologra episode "Let's Form a Band" has Matsuri suggesting making a band. This actually happens in Suisei's 4th Live concert where she forms a band with Towa, Aki, Matsuri, and Polka (unofficially called STAMP by fans), making this dream come true.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In mid 2020, Subaru on a collab stream made a controversial opinion that spending money on gacha games is a somewhat pointless endeavor since it's "just a card," much to the ire of Fubuki and Suisei, the two most notorious gacha "whales" from the JP branch. Come January 2021, Subaru makes an in-app purchase on Granblue Fantasy while completely in denial about what she had just done.
    • During Hololive's cover of Ochame Kinou, Marine said "Oh my God!" in a similar manner to (Part 3) Joseph Joestar. Come January 2021, Marine made a cover of "BLOODY STREAM", the OP of the Part 2 anime where Joseph is also the main protagonist of.
    • In June of 2019, Haato covered the Vocaloid song "ECHO". Since 2020, the lyrics of the song have been seen by many as startlingly appropriate for the "Haachama taking over Akai Haato" narrative/meme. Come the Haato/Haachama split personality character arc in February 2021, where now the lyrics almost perfectly describe the things Haato is going through; so well that it could be seen as a song that was designed to tie in to said arc, despite being created almost a year before the existence of Haachama as a persona.
      ECHO lyrics: What the hell's going on?! / Can someone tell me please? / Why I'm switching faster than the channels on TV. / I'm BLACK then I'm WHITE no!!! / Something isn't right!! / My enemy's invisible, I don't know how to fight. / The trembling fear is, more than I can take, when I'm up against, echo in the mirror. / ECHO...
    • Fubuki at one point gives a very passionate speech about glasses at an absurd speed, exclaiming that everyone in Hololive should have them. Come the tail end of 2020 and mid 2021, where new outfits for many girls in the Japanese branch have glasses as an equippable accessory.
    • Vergil's katana, Yamato, has its name written as 閻魔刀 in Japanese. 閻魔 ("Enma") is the Japanese name of the Buddhist god of the dead, Yama. The weapon's etymology is even acknowledged In-Universe in Devil May Cry 5 under "The Legend of Sparda" library file; the Yamato was a devil sword of Sparda and is intentionally named to "embody a god of death". Ina's stream manager, ENMa-chan (an abbreviation of "English Manager"), not only happens to have the same name as this god of the dead, but she became famous for killing a Tank in Left 4 Dead 2 with a katana, and is therefore commonly depicted as a katana-wielder. Devil May Cry fans who are also into hololive found it interesting that there are now at least two characters who associate the god Enma with a katana, and thus compare ENMa-chan with Vergil.
    • Speaking of Vergil, Gura played through Devil May Cry 5 throughout most of April 2021. Vergil, the final boss, is introduced with the Boss Subtitle "The Alpha and the Omega". Four months after the end of that playthrough, hololive EN Council dropped a surprise reveal for hololive EN's general manager, Omegaα. At least one piece of fan art lampshaded the coincidence by drawing them doing Vergil's Face-Revealing Turn, and Gura herself doesn't take it too well when one of her chat members speculates that they might be Vergil's VTuber persona.
    • Fan artist AliceMagic created a cartoon where a giant Gura and Ina attacked a ship carrying Marine and Aqua.. Three months after this dropped, Hololive formed UMISEA, a collab group with the four water-themed members. Along with this came a cartoon that has a giant Gura and Ina attack a ship carrying Marine and Aqua.
    • Prior to her debut, Baelz' habit of typing her words upside-down led to some predictable jokes about her being "Australian", which became all the more amusing when her streams began and it was discovered that she really is Australian.
    • Several fans joked that the Tsundere Haato becoming the chaotic Haachama was simply a natural effect that Australia had on people. Cue Baelz, an Australian, canonically being the very concept of Chaos.
    • After all but confirming that she was Austrian, Kiara has jokingly referred to herself as being Austrailian. Cue Council having not one, but two actual Australians in it (i.e. Baelz and Sana).
    • Although made by Ame as a throwaway gag answer in a group Jackbox stream, lo and behold, holoX. Fans are still not sure whether it was sheer coincidence, or if Ame was throwing out spoilers due to her time traveling abilities.
    • Whenever she engages in a no loan word challenge in Mario Kart 8 DX streams, Suisei speaks like a samurai to avoid them and she's done it enough that she is called Bushimachi when it comes up. In one particular tournament, she did it on the Hoshiyomis' urging and got her teammates (including Fubuki, Noel and Watame) to join in. Then in late 2021, hololive would introduce Iroha Kazama, an actual samurai girl for Gen. 6.
    • Coco's original song is titled "Good Morning WEATHER HACKERS!", with "Weather Hacker" being a non-explicit stand-in for the word "Motherfucker". Fast-forward nine months to late March of 2022 with the announcement and debut of Hololive Indonesia's 3rd-gen, and we have ourselves an actual "Weather Hacker", in the form of Kobo Kanaeru, a rain shaman.
    • This fanart involving a mass costume swap between each of the members of HoloMyth was posted on April Fools' Day of 2021. Exactly one year later, Gura's April Fools' stream would have have each of the Myth members using fan-made models of the swapped outfits.
    • Gigguk once stated "VTubers is just wrestling with waifus", comparing the Kayfabe involved in the community to that used in Professional Wrestling. Then, this comparison comes full circle when Miko and Gura started playing around with WWE 2K22, creating wrestlers based off themselves and their peers.
    • Referring to Miko as "Elite" was an ironic running joke in the fanbase for a long time, but it became especially ironic due to her hololive ERROR character/counterpart Sakura Shinomiya, a shrine maiden that becomes extremely ultra-competent later in the series, even if not solely as a shrine maiden. Or, in other words, Sakura is an unironically elite miko.
    • Anya's second outfit has been memed to death because the rigging makes it looks like she's wearing a mask of her own face. A year later, her third outfit is revealed to include a Post-Apocalyptic Gas Mask.
    • Kiara's first stream after returning from her channel termination (which was explained in-universe as her having had to reincarnate and losing her memories as a result) has her redo her original debut in German as a member of the fictional "Hololive Germany" branch. About a year and a half later, she actually did a German debut.
    • Gura's "k" rant during a Minecraft stream turned out to be true when Mumei replied with "K" in response to Kronii's tweet on the owl's "DILEMMA" cover.
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Subscribers who watch Hololive members despite not knowing the language they speak. It might be because they enjoy the streams as a background noise, because they think the member's voice is warm & comforting, or funny, or they like listening to musical streams or when they play certain games.
    • Fans of Suisei will have different reasons for being a fan of hers: Her own hard work for her music content (by choice), her sister Anemachi whenever she is heard in the background or joins in with her sister in games, interactions with other girls, or famously, her Comedic Sociopathy tendencies whether she's playing a game or group talk collaborations.
    • Korone is a meme machine and she has garnered a tremendous following among Western fans to tune in just to see her amusing attempts at Engrish.
    • Many of Botan's subscribers likely have heard about her either through clips of her completely No Selling horror game Jump Scares or multiplayer FPS montages showcasing her skill.
    • Gura became the most subscribed hololive channel a mere 2 months after her debut. For many fans, Gura ended up serving as a gateway to not just hololive but vtubers as a whole. Check her entry under Face of the Band for a more detailed overview of her climb in subscribers. Her streams tend to dominate the viewer count compared to her gen mates, with 10,000 being considered low for her. Her second outfit reveal may very well have achieved the highest live audience in all of Hololive, peaking out at around 194,000 viewers. The very moment that Gura revealed her face (and thus showed the entire outfit), the viewership dropped by 50K in the next two minutes, with the Youtube stats immediately dropping to 178K in the next update. It was clear that people only wanted to see the big reveal and didn't care about anything after. Similar behaviour happened with Ayame, Watame, Calli, Towa, Kiara, Kanata and Ina in the days prior.

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  • Memetic Badass:
    • The girls can get this in terms of games they're particularly good at, including Suisei with games like Project Winter and Tetris, or Gura with Muse Dash or other similar rhythm games.
    • The Hololive EN Manager (or Enma) has gotten this reputation with how well they played during the Left 4 Dead 2 stream, with feats like taking on a Tank in melee with one HP and winning. Thus the name Enma is spoken more like "Judge of the Dead" and is the subject of a number of memes celebrating their badassery.
    • Haachama gets this due to her ability to get away with her extreme stream ideas such a reviewing lewd material of herself. People often say that "Youtube is afraid of her".
    • Kanata gets this treatment, with her "50kg grip strength" being cited as her being strong enough to break anything and everything, with the world being too fragile for her. It helps that she herself reinforces this point by making it her Catchphrase and constantly telling stories of things she's accidentally broken. Many fans jokingly use "getting a hug from Kanata" as an Implied Death Threat.
    • Amelia has been increasingly portrayed as this in fandom, especially since the time travel got incorporated into her lore. She is protrayed as the one who went back in time to shoot down Coco to become part of Hololive and one who regularly hangs out with the supernatural beings of Myth despite seemingly being a mundane human, even keeping them in check sometimes. Not to mention the abovementioned Haachama considers her a spiritual sister. Since Council has been introduced, Tweets and skits have established her as having stolen both from the otherworldy and powerful Warden of Time and Speaker of Space. On a slightly more mundane note, Ame's ability to make things happen has been praised repeatedly, having organized most of the major EN crossovers, even a surprise real-life collab, seemingly largely by herself in the middle of a pandemic despite various challenges. Speaking of Ame, there's also the matter of Smol Ame, who gets this treatment to even greater levels, with the fans depicting her as a lot more dangerous and chaotic than Big Ame. This reached a peak during the 2022 Holive Super Expo when Smol Ame was made into a real life mascot with a suit-actor dressed as Smol Ame at the Expo, leading fans and other talents to joke that Smol Ame crossed dimensions and became 4D, and that soon she would be too powerful to stop.
    • Risu, whose power keeps growing the closer it is to November, thanks to her annual event "Non-Stop Nut November" which Risu fills with nut jokes, the more made the more powerful she becomes.
    • Sora gets a lot of respect from her kohais, which is taken even further by the fandom often depicting her as a literal goddess. Some, like Kugeki Animations of Holo-Chronicles fame, even portray her as one of the stronger (if not THE strongest) members.
    • Over time, YAGOO starts to receive this treatment from the fandom as well, despite also being a Memetic Loser especially amongst his own talent (see below). If anything, he handles his loser status like a champ, something that is a rarity among CEO and leaders in Japan. Being able to keep going and recruit eldritch beings, council of universal elements, and secret society, despite his shattered dreams also ought to qualify. Taken up to eleven after his more frequent public appearance, especially the one where he "saves Christmas" and helps the staff lights up the Christmas tree, to the point that even his own talents are surprised by the reception. He's up there with the ranks of Gabe Newell and Reggie Fils-Aime. Best Girl indeed.
    • Calvin, Calli's Spear Counterpart, can record a rap in mere seconds. He is so overwhelmingly powerful, even Youtube itself choked on the C-Man.
    • Magni Dezmond, who got this status before he even debutted, fans often joke that he possess such great power that is enough to "mag" all over everyone which quickly spawned the "it's magging time" meme. The fact the he canonically invented copium just cemented this status even further.
  • Memetic Loser:
    • If things don't go her way, Pekora is a frequent victim of this due to many factors, such as stream snipers or fans deliberately messing with her. Even when she plays the Only Sane Man, it's her fans or stream snipers that often causes her grief.
    • YAGOO, the girls' boss, falls hard on this whenever the girls display un-idol-like behavior. And this is after he claims hololive is meant to be an idol group similar to AKB48. There are often jokes at his expense whenever the girls have gone to their usual antics, his blood pressure is rising, him in the ICU, or that his idol dream won't come true (especially when Coco is concerned). This reaches an all-time high during Suisei's stream of Minecraft, Haachama and Subaru suggests blowing up a flying meme portrait of YAGOO and themselves (Suisei, Towa, and Watame in question) to introduce themselves to Generation 5, who were also planning to stream Minecraft. And thus, Subaru and Haachama blew YAGOO and themselves up just to introduce themselves to Gen 5. Then after Coco and Haachama returned from their hiatus they celebrate their return by among other things blowing up part of the current one. It's joked upon Miko's Pec-Man note  stream where the viewers dubbed the man as YAGOO having seizures everytime his talents doing un-idol-like things. Taken to an extreme when during the reddit meme stream with Coco and Sora, Sora muttered "Motherfucker" (although Coco did tell her not to say the word again), which coincidentally was followed by YAGOO uploading a video where he said COVER was a "cutting edge 2D entertainment company" leading fans to joke that he admitted that Hololive's not as much of an idol company as it seems. Coco's subsequent upload of her dancing has been interpreted as her "victory dance" for the occasion.
    • Aqua is one of the biggest examples in the entirety of hololive, being the goto Butt-Monkey. Fans meme her as an onion, and nicknamed her "Baqua", due her ditzy nature such as when her pranks backfire, or when she's reduced to Inelegant Blubbering from losing at a game. Aqua also got usurped as CEO from her own AKUKIN company by both Gura and Nene. Poor girl.
    • Kiara's game streams have a tendency to go poorly for her due to either bad luck or a lack of skill, which makes her a frequent joke target for her co-stars. Even her own artist huke is not above trolling her by deliberately giving her bad advice.
    • Miko is on the receiving end of a lot of joke memes that make her a Butt-Monkey. These include her Elite way of speaking that few can understand, leading fans to treat as being a non-native Japanese speaker who is part of the EN branch and that her Japanese places lower than non-native speakers (which keeps dropping lower with the addition of more gens). She is also often called a baby due to the high-pitched tone of her voice and difficulty in clearly pronouncing certain words. Both of these cause her much frustration. Though eventually she ended up embracing the memes, getting a set of baby toys from her mama illustrator including a pacifier and a bottle of milk which she happily showed off, while making a baby Miko statue of herself on the EN server.
    • Calliope's equipment and software tends to disagree with her incredibly frequently, to the point where it's not considered a proper stream without something of hers malfunctioning and causing her undue stress. She is also somewhat infamous for lacking skill in many video games.
      Calli: Here's what's gonna happen, Ina. We're gonna stop this stream here, but it's gonna be 2 AM where I am, and I'm going to start playing this game randomly with randos, and we're gonna play until I get good at the game.
      Ina: Well, cya in ten yea- I mean...
    • La+ Darknesss, who quickly became one of Hololive's biggest Butt Monkeys from both her viewers and her fellow talents. People made fun of her Catchphrase changing "Yes My Dark" to "YMD" and "Yamada", while Yamada became a nickname for her. Then there's the fact her chuuni nature gets ridiculed and La+ gets treated less like a feared demon lord and more like a bratty but cute child, not helped by the fact she keeps ending up in situations reinforcing her childishness like her short height and having her hand held by Choco.
    • Chloe Sakamata. Shortly after her debut, she would shift from The Cutie to The Fake Cutie, and in accordance her chat went from doting on her for being cute to constantly bullying her. Chat likes to spam "PON" in her streams, more so than any other member. Chloe is constantly told to take a bath due to her Hates Baths tendencies, while both her viewers and some members like Marine have expressed their desires to punch her for being annoying.
    • Lovey-Dovey Couples in the Pokémon series have grown this reputation among actual members of Hololive, with the trainer class grossing out Miko, Fubuki, Subaru, Pekora, Rushia, and Lamy for flirting before Christmas. Their chats collectively banded to call Lovey-Dovey Couples "normies" who likely only met each other through dating apps.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Never let Matsuri anywhere near an elementary school. Even though Matsuri herself prefers to keep her perverted antics confined to her channel, her raunchy reputation tends to precede her on several occasions, sometimes to the point where people forget that she can compete with the best of them as a proper idol.
    • Noel also gets this treatments because of her obsession with shotas, earning her the nickname of "Shota Eater". Having onee-chan figure, voice, and behavior doesn't help.
    • Amelia is a non-Comedic Lolicon example. Ever since she made a joke about ground-pounding the chat's mom, the fandom has turned her into a full-blown threat to mothers everywhere.
  • Memetic Mutation: Has its own page here.
  • Memetic Psychopath:
    • Korone's occasional violent behavior and Nightmare Fetishist moments lead to this trope. Some fans joke that she has ties to the yakuza, enjoys cutting off people's fingers due to her catchphrase of "yubi yubi" ("finger, finger"), or that the "Koro" is for "korosu" (kill).
      (During a Portal 2 session) Korone: Ah! Maybe the laser can mur-- d-defeat [the turrets].
    • Suisei is affectionately referred to as "Suicopath" by the English translators for the casual glee and efficiency she displays in violent games. Her Comedic Sociopathy tendencies are so well-known, that she often pretends she has no idea what fans and other Vtubers are talking about when it's brought up, and fans are waiting in anticipation for it whenever she does multiplayer collaboration streams. The official channel even used her brutal murder spree in Project Winter as the "Now" in a "Then/Now" comparison video. This ended up becoming an Ascended Meme where HoloGra would eventually depict Suisei dressed up with a Hockey Mask and Chainsaw.
    • Rushia. When she's not depicted as cute and sweet, then she'll be on the extreme other end and be downright terrifying. She can be yandere towards her viewers or fellow talents for either cheating on her or calling her flat, often brandishing a knife to threaten them with. There's also a Running Gag of her supposed victims ending up stuffed inside her fridge, most infamously Ui-mama.
    • Pekora's wild and occasionally trollish antics, her Verbal Tic/Catchphrase above, and her notable manner of pronouncing words like "Ora!" led to her being portrayed as the antagonist or a chaotic evil force in many meme videos. Especially in Minecraft, where she's characterized as a full-blown Mad Scientist who designs weapons of mass destruction or subjects NPCS to live experimentation/genocide, earning her the title of "War Criminal Rabbit" and Usada Constructions (the group she and Moona forms in-game) having an infamous reputation as a Mega-Corp whose inner circle is entirely composed of lunatics.
    • Speaking of Moona, she was labeled as one not even a week after her debut, already showing off Psychopathic Manchild tendencies as early as her Left 4 Dead 2 and Grand Theft Auto V playthroughs.
    • Haachama is usually regarded as a degenerate at best and an Eldritch Abomination at worst due to her random videos and increasingly unhinged behavior. It's been theorized that Haachama is either a split personality of Akai Haato or a different entity altogether, and has performed a Hostile Show Takeover. The funniest part is that these theories eventually become straight-up canon. The fact that a lot of her fellow talents have been shown to be terrified of her like Gura, Aqua, and Miko just further drives the point home.
    • IRyS is increasingly being portrayed as this thanks to her multiple "Hope has descended and is coming for you" moments between her and her fellow holomems or game NPCs, where she demonstrates an incredible ability to inspire terror in her fellow members even when she's not trying to. Helped along by her Soft-Spoken Sadist moments in her scenarios for her ASMR streams where she's cut off the listener's body parts, as well as her tendency to accidentally kill animals in Minecraft.
    • Mumei got hit with this not too long after her debut due to her nightmarishly cursed drawings, increasing penchant for violence, and surprisingly giddy gameplay as the killer in Dead by Daylight. Her borderline excitement when it comes to horror situations and tendency to say morbid things in the same cute tone she always uses don't help her case.
    • Watame has earned this status through her weekly Girigiri Warukunai Watame series, in which she causes annoyance and misfortune to many of her fellow members. What pushes her beyond just being a Memetic Troll, however, are some videos that show her to have cosmic powers that are capable of destroying galaxies.
    • Temma's status as The Ace in the Killer role in Dead by Daylight — a survival horror game, Consummate Liar in Among Us, and Blood Knight in pretty much every game he plays is such a great contrast to how he is supposed to be a chivalrous knight apprentice lore-wise that it becomes memetic. He even beats his viewers near death in his 3D debut just to test his skill.
    • Much like Temma, Altare is supposed to be The Hero yet has been repeatedly accused of secretly being the demon lord typical of isekai fare because of his tendency to mess with his guildmates in co-op and act otherwise unhinged towards NPCs. It got to the point where he managed to turn the unambiguously-tragic and morally grey Undercover Cop Reveal of A Way Out into a black-and-white twist villain ending that leaves his partner Magni seething (only for Altare to eat his words.)
  • Moe:
    • Ayame Nakiri. From her adorable giggles, and equally cute noises,, to her puppy-like expressions, "precious", "cute" and "adorable" are the strongest words fans associate with her.
    • Korone Inugami. While the Virtual Avatar alone is already cute, Korone's sweet and wholesome disposition make her regarded by many fans as precious and adorable.
    • Towa Tokoyami was already regarded as adorable for her childlike mannerisms among other things, but her 3D debut further pushed this perception from start to finish. From her enthusiastic dancing and singing of "Planet Loop", to her Devilish Deed skits showcasing her "Evil trickery", to her precious smile that earned her the reputation of "Towa Maji Tenshi".
    • Gura Gawr, who hits everyone else with Cuteness Proximity whenever others watch or talk to her. This extends to her fellow talents, particularly her Japanese Senpais who endlessly dote on her for how cute she is.
    • Amelia Watson of the English branch is usually seen as a salty, raging Gamer Chick gremlin, and she definitely has her moments, but she also has a lot of moments where she's incredibly adorable and cuter than usual, often with her giggles and cute sounds. Moments include this one from her AI Dungeon stream where she bashfully denies being called pretty while then freaking out at how eerily close AI Dungeon describes her appearance, her giggles at game jank, and this moment from her new outfit stream where she enjoys a bite out of some pudding. Said new outfit stream was not only very creative, the outfit itself is more casual, with a little Bubba on her hat, it includes a pair of glasses, and she has a pose where she can put her hands up to her face. Her stream end stinger had a close up of exactly that while giving the audience a kiss.
    • Roboco also definitely qualifies, from her signature "Hello-bo!" introduction, to her custom features that give her cat or rabbit ears, to her various short videos that feature her... well, just being her.
    • Usually an older person using slang popular with younger people is the epitome of cringe, but Aruran's enthusiasm and genuine interest during his English slang and meme study streams is incredibly endearing. There's also his commitment to making his streams wholesome and family friendly in contrast to some of the other members. There's a good reason people call him "papa".
    • Mumei Nanashi's slightly depressing backstory had already gotten people's hearts going, and when she debuted with her forgetfulness, nervousness, and quieter/shier personality than her peers, it only confirmed the moe. Her subsequent streams only hammered it in with her childlike curiosity and penchant for making strange and endearing sounds, to the point where fans have already started praising her laughter and other sounds as sacred in a similar vein as Ayame.
    • Kishido Temma is always smiling and cheerful, often makes really cute noises, and his English is utterly adorable. One comment even described his voice as "sunshine and serotonin". His Comedic Sociopathy tendencies while playing games really doesn't do much to change this, and even makes him more adorable in a way.
    • Not only is Kageyama Shien not doing a very good job convincing his viewers that he’s a feared mob boss, but his otaku and chuunibyou tendencies, along with his love for all things cute including animals and stuffed toys makes him seem incredibly endearing in audience’s eyes. We have yet to take his husky-like behaviors, his Expressive Ears and shaking tail into account. Last but not least, he has one of the cutest smiling animations ever.
    • Chloe Sakamata's debut saw her win hearts of the audience en-masse due to her Cute Clumsy Girl and Apologises a Lot tendencies immediately shattering The Stoic characterisation that her official profile contained, with the Vocal Dissonance further opposing the characterisation and design only further cementing her as an Adorkable to the viewers. Then she removed the mask, and the chat almost unanimously declared her as The Cutie.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • A lot of YouTube commenters like to say that some of the girls' giggles put smiles on their faces, particularly Ayame's, Watame's, and Botan's.
    • Amelia Watson has garnered the same reaction from viewers in her early streams. There's also her hiccups, which tends to sent the chat off for how cute they sound.
    • Aki's laughs were cited as a highlight of her episode on Coco's Meme review, along with her "Ara ara" and "Good boy" to the point where even Coco herself was enjoying it.
    • Roboco's talking may qualify as it has this calm sleepy tone that sounds cute at all times.
    • Lamy's voice in general, being the embodiment of Incorruptible Pure Pureness, is regarded as this not only by her fans but also by the rest of Gen 5.
    • For Pekora:
      • Many find amusement in Pekora's unique "directional" laughter.
      • "Hey Moona!" Is a line many enjoy hearing whenever Pekora comes across Moona in Minecraft, said with endearing excitement and joy.
    • Whenever Calliope takes a drink, she gives off a "Guh" sound that her fans find endearing.
    • Fandeads will swear by enjoying Rushia's "death metal" screams and will make comments about maxing their volumes in expectation.
    • Korone's adorable and now-iconic mimicking of the vocalization that Mumbo Tokens make.
      Korone: Eekum bokum!
    • Gura's screams — whether she's shrieking in terror or joy — are often a pure tone, and are unironically pleasant to listen to. The chat often responds with "BLESSED SHARK NOISES" and the like.
    • Mio's wheezing is among the most infectious fits of laughter, and is almost universally recognized as bringing joy to anyone who hears it.
    • While she normally does so in passing gags and doesn't do many dedicated streams to it, Polka has a wonderful singing voice.
    • Of all the debuts of hololive Council, the one who left the strongest impression on everyone's ears was Kronii and her deep, rich, sultry voice coupled with her amazing impression of Japanese meme phrases such as "Ara Ara" and the "Dinner, Bath, or Sex" Offer. Fans are also fond of the "Gwak!" sound she makes when playing games, specifically when she dies or is otherwise surprised.
    • Fans of Mumei will swear by the wide variety of strange and endearing sounds she makes when streaming, especially when she's having fun or being surprised by something.
    • Baelz's laughter where she wheezes like a train is typically done with great amusement and joy from her, a sentiment shared by fans at hearing it.
    • Oga's very deep voice has had a history of melting his viewers into puddles whenever it’s uttered into husky laughters or sultry whispers.

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  • Narm: Some of the avatars can be seen as very uncanny and somewhat hard to take seriously, having odd animation issues that distract from the stream if one looks at them long enough:
    • For instance, Minato Aqua's facial expressions, especially in her debut video (which her current incarnation cringed at during an APEX Legends stream), come off as very uncanny. Even some of her more recent expressions can come off as derpy, especially if she's trying to convey some emotion (this particular one for instance happened when she was upset that she was about to lose a match in Smash Ultimate) and it comes off as her being overly happy due to her smile instead. These expressions (her actually screaming while being burned by lava in Minecraft in two different occasions) also carry onto her casual avatar as well, although it's not as extreme.
    • Matsuri has a similar instance as well, mostly due to her early model's inability to have anything but a wide open mouth when speaking. Her "2.0" Live2D model finally addressed this by giving her avatar more expressions and better face tracking.
    • Watame's default expression is a smile that gives her an almost V-shaped mouth, something that looks very odd when her avatar's mouth moves a lot. She lampshades this in her membership announcement stream and demonstrates a (then-newly developed) expression that turns her mouth into a more natural-looking horizontal line.
    • For the more well-endowed characters, the rigging of their Jiggle Physics makes their chest move like a pair of balloons or something out of a zero-gravity environment, making said jiggle physics more funny or weird to look at than titilating. It's especially noticeable on Kiara and Reine's avatars.
    • The hololive app tends to do weird things with Live2D avatars when trying to interpret blurry frames, usually messing with the eyes. This is most noticeable with Gura's avatar, which starts blinking rapidly and repeatedly if she's not looking directly at the camera.
    • Most of hololive's "Home 3D" models don't track facial movements well. As a result, their faces often get stuck with their mouth either agape or in a toothy grin for long periods of time, making them seem like they're ventriloquists.
  • Never Live It Down:
  • Older Than They Think:
    • While hololive English sparked a lot of excitement for having English-speaking talents, the Indonesian branch debuted five months earlier with multilingual members who also regularly stream in English.
    • Newcomers to the Vtuber community may sometimes associate hololive as the one that popularized the trend of Vtubers swearing and shouting the F-word, especially since the hololive girls' videos appear first when you search "swearing vtubers" on YouTube and Google. The community also has a "FAQ!" catchphrase for it, as popularized by Sakura Miko. This trend actually predates hololive since Kizuna Ai was infamous for her "FAKKYU!" catchphrase from a 2017 playthrough of Resident Evil 7.
    • Contrary to popular belief, HoloEN Gen 1 wasn't the trendsetter for hololive talents to be illustrated by artist who are known for their work in Fate/Grand Order. Many of the pre-HoloEN members have had their character artists work on that game in the past as well, usually as the illustrators of minor characters (Okada Izo, a three-star Servant, was illustrated by lack, who would later go on to design Shiranui Flare and Arurandeisu) and Craft Essences. To its credit, though, HoloEN Gen 1 was the start of the trend for more major character artist to come onto the scene, with huke (Kiara) and Kuroboshi Kouhaku (Ina) being the more notable figures.
  • One-Scene Wonder: "Enma," the manager of Hololive EN, managed to gain a lot of recognition for defeating a Tank with a katana and only a sliver of health during a Left 4 Dead 2 collab stream with her filling in as a 4th member. Before that, she had only been mentioned in passing by Marine when Enma had asked her to say her iconic "I'm horny!" line for her.
  • One True Threesome: Among holoCouncil, Kronii/Mumei/Fauna became pretty well-accepted following the aftermath of the "Council Civil War arc", which built up Fauna and Kronii as rivals for Mumei's affection while having their own Foe Yay with each other. This ended with peace and Fauna stating this trope as her prefered solution to the problem in the future.
  • Periphery Demographic:
    • Given that ID, EN, and the short lived China branches were all created due to the very high number of non-japanese hololive fans, it should come as no surprise that these cute little anime girls, and boys, tend to attract some very diverse crowds. This is in no small part because of the dedicated clipping community who takes interesting moments in hours long streams and cuts them down to bite size segments and most importantly subs them in various languages. Of the various branches Hololive Indonesia takes the cake of most fans outside their intended demographic. This is helped by the majority of the ID talents being very fluent in English as well as collabing the most with other branches and even non-hololive creators.
    • Vtubing as a whole has always been more oriented toward older men as the main demographic, but they have also garnered a smaller but just as dedicated fanbase of women, even someone like Houshou Marine can boast about having a 17% female audience. In fact, a lot of the later generations have noted they were huge fans before joining. This a big part of why Holostars became a thing at all. Calli, in particular, is very popular with women, and she has a 37% female viewership.
    • Holostars' initial target audience was meant to be female, but around 40% of fans ended up being male. Some Holostars members like Roberu and Aruran actually have more male viewers than female.
  • Pop-Culture Isolation: AZKi is actually one of the more popular original talents... as a musician. Gaming content isn't (and has never been) a focus of hers, and her sub count is among the lowest in Hololive, since the fanbase does not translate the same way. On the other hand, she's quite popular and respected domestically. There's a reason, after all, she was able to organize several music programs involving hundreds of VTubers.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: The talents usually come up with a couple name for 1-on-1 collabs which also serves as an #EngineeredHashtag for discussion and fanart related to that pair. Below are several of the most prominent couples.
    • AmeChama for Amelia and Haachama. While fans have used this tag for their collab/fanart before, Haachama herself actually tagged it on her stream name for their collabs.
    • AmeSame or less commonly, GurAme, is actually a Fan Nickname Amelia Watson and Gawr Gura; though it occasionally sees official use by the two. The "Same" part comes from her nickname among the JP branch, "Same-chan" (Shark-chan). "Shartson" (Shark+Watson) was also proposed on Reddit, somewhat as a joke. Fans are split on interpreting them as either a Pseudo-Romantic Friendship or Heterosexual Life-Partners.
    • MiComet for Miko and Suisei
    • NoeFure for Noel and Flare
    • OkaKoro for Okayu and Korone.
    • PekoMiko for Pekora and Miko. These two are mostly depicted as Vitriolic Best Buds.
    • PekoMoon(a) for Pekora and Moona.
    • ShishiLamy for Botan and Lamy
    • TakaMori for Takanashi Kiara and Mori Calliope. This name was announced as the official couple name and hashtag for fanart on twitter.
    • Inafi for Ina and Iofi. Similarly, it's their official ship name and fanart hashtag, though their chats insist on ErofIna (Erofi+Ina).
    • KanaCoco for Kanata and Coco.
    • SorAZ for Sora and AZKi.
    • SubMarine for Subaru and Marine.
    • Sauna for Sana and Fauna.
    • BaeRyS for Baelz and IRyS.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Despite her soft-spoken, comfy nature and kind-heartedness, Ninomae Ina'nis' Eldritch Horror theme is occasionally dialed up to eleven in fanart, depicting her as a malevolent and corrupting being, especially when The Team Normal Amelia Watson is involved.
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  • Self-Fanservice: A number of girls get fan-arts with exaggerated curves, be it already buxom girls getting bigger or some of the moderately sized girls that wear emphasizing outfits.
    • Amelia is one such example as after revealing that she wasn't flat, she is often portrayed in art as on par with Marine/other rather busty members. In a Q&A touching on the subject, she admits that she disapprove of it on matter of personal taste (she apparently prefers them smaller, but not too small).
    • An odd example in the form of Anya, who's suppose to be a small and petite girl but her default model goes at odds with her appearance. As Anya herself clarified, the flat design present in most if not all her thumbnails is how she's supposed to look like; due an error in her Live2D model rigging, the way her front layer of clothing moves and especially bounces gives her the illusion of being rather busty for her size. Naturally, this results in plenty of art of the same calibur or more, playing into the pun of Anya being a "curvy dagger". The misconception around Anya's appearance has even affected her HoloClothing depiction in the hololive SUPER EXPO 2022, her statue having a notable bust comparable to Reine's statue.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: In holoEN fan discords, there is a rather playful shipping war involving different pairings of Gawr Gura, Amelia Watson, and Ninomae Ina'nis (and sometimes Mori Calliope and Takanashi Kiara but not as much). AmeSame (Amelia/Gura) vs. InAme (Ina/Ame) are the ships that have the most rivalry with slight mentions of one member of the ship on the other member's stream is perceived as automatically giving those shippers a leg up over the opposing ship. Though some tend to settle for the One True Threesome known as InAmeSame.
  • Shocking Moments:
    • The 100,000 subscriber milestone is a major one for the hololivers as it means they get their own 3D model. This graph shows how long it took for the earlier generations to reach that milestone — for reference, Noel reached it within 100 days, Coco within two weeks. Lamy reached it within 10 minutes of her debut. Botan one-upped her by reaching the milestone hours before her first video. After HoloEN Myth debuted, virtually all subsequent generations will have the girls reaching 100k either during or before they debuted. In turn, Kobo surpassed that 20 months later by reaching the milestone nearly two whole days before her debut.
    • The first five of the English branch were not to be outdone, hitting 100,000 subscribers within a day of debut. Gura set a new record of 200,000 subscribers in 6 days after announcement — twice as fast Botan, the previous record holder for that milestone! Furthermore, Gura's popularity proved to be unstoppable over the following month, overtaking Fubuki and Korone and becoming the first ever hololive member to not only reach 1 million subscribers, but 2 million right before her 4 month anniversary.
    • The formation of a band consisting of Suisei, Aki, Matsuri, Towa and Polka for the cover of two of RAISE A SUILEN's songs during Suisei's fourth live concert took everyone by surprise, instantly becoming the highlight of the concert.
    • In June 2021, Haato took a brief hiatus, returning in late July that year and returning to her usual business fairly quickly. In the same return stream, she revealed, to the surprised delight of the audience, that she will be picking up the Reddit Shitpost Review, starting from the next day.
    • The ambiguously named "Prelude" was seen by many as a "lore" video expanding on IRyS's backstory, and gained a silly cult for "The Cube" over anything. A couple weeks later, "Omen" debuted, starting a cult for "The Orb"... until the end of the video revealed the silhouettes of the 2nd English generation.
    • The Council went about their generation debut relay like how their many seniors had, ending in a collab between all members at the end. Then, right at the end of this collab, they casually unveil Omegaα, whose existence was not even hinted at.
    • Holomyth's 3D models were announced to be delayed due to COVID-19, but the actual shocking revelation was that the delay announcement came before the actual announcement that Holomyth were getting 3D models in general. Needless to say, the community rightfully responded with confusion. This was followed up with Calli revealing that Myth would be performing in 3Dnote  at the Hololive 3rd Fes concert.
    • The 11/26/2021 announcement of Generation 6 aka "Secret Society HoloX". Unlike the English branch's announcements of IRyS and Council, the latter of which received a lot of build-up leading to their reveal, the Gen 6 reveal dropped with virtually no warning, catching fans completely off-guard, with the first of the five girls having her debut mere hours later.
  • Signature Scene:
    • While plenty of her video game streams stand out, Suisei's Project Winter collaboration with Matsuri, Fubuki, Watame, Aki, Coco, Kanata, and Roboco stood out for the fans for her terrifying efficiency to kill 5 people solo, as well as stealing Fubuki's clothes while Matsuri begs for her life while Suisei imitates Fubuki and laughs manically. This particular moment was so memorable that this is where fans call her "Psychopath Suisei" or "Suiciopath", and the official channel even used Suisei's brutal murder of Matsuri as an "after" scene.
    • Miko has two, both of them involving Grand Theft Auto V; One of which has her dropping the N-word during the ending cutscene of the mission "Franklin and Lamar", much to the bewilderment of the English-speaking viewers and also led 4chan to find her, and another one has her yelling "Stay home!" while sniping people off a construction site (the stream aired during the Covid-19 pandemic in which people are told to stay home). These two moments were boosted by the Youtube algorithm and helped increase the popularity of Miko & hololive for overseas fans, specially the one her dropping the N-word as this was months before Fubuki and Matsuri became viral and, to put it in perspective, two whole months before Korone even debuted.
    • Coco's explanation for why she refuses to stream her Asacoco news program in English (due to dropping a pleasant-sounding Cluster F-Bomb) established her irreverent behavior extremely early on and was indicative on how she would go on to conduct herself in in all future content, continuing to push the envelope on what is allowed by both Cover and Youtube despite looking tame in comparison to what she had done since.
    • Botan's introduction video for her debut struck a lot of fans on how well made it is. The biggest kicker is that Botan made the introduction video herself for her debut. For someone who just started hololive, this is truly impressive.
    • The beginning of Gawr Gura's debut stream, where after being several minutes late from the original start time, she interrupts her pre-stream loading screen to simply utter "a", in reference to her first tweet, before cutting back to the loading screen. Needless to say, it was welcomed quite well by the fandom.
    • Korone and Calliope's collaboration of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes stood out for fans for their funny interactions and also how the first round ended. Korone's parting words ("Oh, I'm die. Thank you forever.") are a popular subject for many fan animations.
    • Sora and Coco's Meme Review collaboration stream where she says "Motherfucker" twice gained attention, where fans immediately says YAGOO's idol dream is officially dead. Note that Sora said it innocently and doesn't know the meaning of the word.
    • IRyS's first contact with Ollie and Kronii in Minecraft. In both instances, the Nephilim awkwardly tries to be welcoming, only to scare her interlocutor shitless by means of a simple misunderstanding, resulting in an epic chase across the EN server. Needless to say, fans had a blast producing content portraying IRyS in a Not Evil, Just Misunderstood light.
    • Risu stealing Moona's piggybank and counted the coins inside it, while blocking off Moona's access to her room (back when Moona, Risu, and Iofi still lived together in one boarding house). It shows Area 15's dynamic, and most of all, it establishes Risu as The Gadfly of the Indonesians.
    • Mumei's cursed portrait from her third Passpartout stream. After getting frustrated trying to draw Suisei, she draws a nightmarish creature that fans describe as "a sleep paralysis demon come to life." While she has drawn plenty of similar "friends" since then, the cursed portrait has become her most iconic, having been turned into the membership emote "Nightmare" that her Hoomans regularly spam.
    • The 3D debuts of both HoloMyth and [=HoloID Gen 1 at HoloFes 3 -Link Your Wish- count as this for the concert, with ID's performances - and Moona's in particular - being considered to the be highlight of the entire two night concert series by many.
    • The one Haachama cooking stream where she introduced a dried tarantula into the mix of her ramen, while also eating it for good measure. Not only did she take her prior perception as a Cordon Bleugh Chef demonstrated from her earlier cooking streams and escalate it to the point of absurity, but it also highlights how far she can with her content, despite many more strange or crazy moments happening since.
  • Signature Song:
    • For Suisei:
      • "NEXT COLOR PLANET", being an original song of hers that she actually won first place for the Vtuber Music awards for original song and third place for original music video. In fact, it's so well known that it has been used in arcades and Joysound karaoke in Japan.
      • Her original fourth song, "GHOST", immediately gained traction after her 4th live concert and third anniversary. When it was released as a single, it quickly topped numerous digital singles charts such as Oricon note  and the iTunes Japan store, the latter of which where "GHOST" from 5th place to 1st within hours.
    • "Happy Synthesizer" for Mano Aloe, being the one of the first covers she's done live and the last song she's ever done in hololive. So much so that as tribute to Mano, Nene made it her goal to practice the song, and later perform it live on Halloween 2020.
    • "-ERROR" for Towa, the song having become so associated with her that many are unaware that it's not an original.
    • "Excuse My Rudeness, But Could You Please RIP?" for Calliope. As the first of her original songs that she introduced in her debut, it has since become her image song, and the most watched original song for any hololive talent. Like "NEXT COLOR PLANET", it (along with her other songs) has also become available in Joysound karaoke machines throughout Japan, and Calli's senpais usually like to tease her by singing the chorus portion of the song.
  • Squick:
    • In spite of being idols, the cast are not afraid of doing some very un-idol like things.
      • One of the relatively tamer examples is Haato playing Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy using her feet. At some point, someone asks her to smell them and she obliges, then immediately regrets it.
      • Almost all of the meals that Haachama produces arguably qualify, but the absolute pinnacle so far has to be her stream from December 18th, 2020, in which she ate a pre-cooked tarantula live on-stream. Kiara, who had already been exposed to her "cooking" before, was utterly horrified and had to cut her stream short due to how nauseated she was feeling at the idea.
      • While playing Minecraft with Calli, Gura asks her if she's ever had to wash her mouse pad. She suggested putting the mousepad up during a shower and watch as all the sweat, grime, various stains, bits of food, and the multitude of colors wash away. Calli was rather intrigued by the idea.
      • During one Minecraft stream, Kanata got to talking about her childhood. Apparently she hurt herself once, and was so enamored with the pain relief patch that she got from the school infirmary that she started intentionally injuring herself to get more of them. The chat called her a psychopath, and the comments on the clip theorized that her infamous grip strength comes from her unknowingly imitating a technique in which fighters intentionally break their bones so they grow back stronger at the age of nine.
    • While Matsuri and Noel's obsessions over lolis and shotas are most likely Played for Laughs, the notion of a pair of adult women lusting over children can come off as creepy and disturbing for some, the western audience in particular.
  • Starboarding: While Kiara/Calliope (aka TakaMori) is a popular ship, there's also a large number of fans that prefer having Kiara be a comically foward Hopeless Suitor to the clearly not interested Calliope.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: Pretty much every hololive girl has had to deal with backseat gamers in chat and on social media complaining about their playstyles for certain games. It has gotten to the point that certain girls have stickied messages in their chat specifically about this. A particularly notable example is when Amelia got severely heckled to play Gwent during The Witcher 3.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: Ayame Nakiri, despite being an oni, has incredibly sweet laughs and is generally one of the cutest talents to watch. It's a common joke among the community that Ayame cures depression.
    • Regis Altare's soft voice is very, very soothing to listen to.

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  • Ukefication: Gawr Gura is subjected to this more often than not in Slash Fics, especially if she's paired with Amelia Watson. When those two are together on stream, Gura is actually the one who makes most of the advances towards Ame (though Ame does occasionally make advances of her own) which even throws off the detective every now and then. Also, Gura plays a lot of violent games on stream where she makes a lot of sadistic and snarky comments, especially when she plays Dead by Daylight and she is pursuing Survivors. Not to mention she's part shark. Despite that, due to her small size and appearance, how emotional she can get note , how Ame takes the lead in any collabs just between the two note , and how Gura tends to gush about Amelia even in her solo streams, fanfic authors and fan artists tend to Flanderize her softer attributes and portray Gura as emotionally insecure and dependent on Amelia (or anyone else she's shipped with for that matter). It's also far from uncommon for fan art to exaggerate Gura's Token Mini-Moe status and have her acting like, looking like, or flat out being a child, despite the fact that she's talked on stream about doing adult things like paying taxes and drinking alcohol.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • Some of the meme review guests may apply, such as Roboco and Aki, though the latter had foreshadowing as Coco has mentioned her name fondly in past meme reviews.
    • Pekora being chosen for a sake collab as she doesn't have the same reputation for drinking as a few others.
    • Roboco's Among Us collab on the 9th of November, 2020 could certainly be a good example due to the rather wide mix of girls in it. Aki, Luna, and Suisei aren't surprising as the first two are the rest of the AnPonTan grouping, and Suisei being a fellow Original Gen idol (also a Project Winter reunion of Aki, Roboco and Suisei). The surprise comes from the rest: Iofi and Risu (Indonesia branch), Nene (Fifth Gen), Calli, Amelia, and Gura (English Branch). Many has raised questions as to how exactly this came to be in the first place.
    • On September 13th, 2020, Mori Calliope asked on stream if anyone could guess who would be her first 1-on-1 Japanese branch collab partner moments before she revealed it. The most popular guesses were Suisei (who has expressed interest in Calli multiple times before), Rushia (who is thematically very similar to Calli and has acknowledged that they look like sisters so they would make a great collab), and even Watame (who doesn't have a strong connection like the previous two but is known for her raps, just like Calli). She gave a hint that her collab partner is learning English (which is still a lot of members) before revealing that it's none other than Korone, who is historically known for being a Shrinking Violet and reserving most of her 1-on-1 collabs for Okayu.
    • While the fandom somewhat acknowledges their friendship based on Twitter and stream chat interactions, nobody had expected that HoloEN's Gura would show up on Shion's 2020 birthday stream, even sending her a short celebratory video message that she had made and translated herself.
    • Roberu's Christmas stream featured him accepting calls, while most people who called were expected (e.g: Other Holostars, and Hololive girls who frequently collab with them such as Fubuki or Matsuri), many (including Roberu) were surprised when Yuki Ono showed up. An even bigger shock came later on when Tokino Sora of all people called up which caught even more people off guard.
    • In the 9th of February in 2021, Ollie hosted an Apex practice stream. It started as a regular Apex stream with her training her skills on the game, until Astel showed up in the middle of it and the stream suddenly turned into an Apex guerilla collab. It's worth mentioning that this was also Ollie's first collab with a member of the Holostars and Astel's first 1-on-1 collab with a Hololive girl.
    • In late-March 2021, Rikka held a 3D live concert to celebrate 100k subscribers. Halfway through, he debuts his new original song "Spiral Tones" a duet song between him and Mori Calliope, not only marking the first collab between holoEN and holostars, but also the first duet original between a hololive and holostars member. note 
    • On April 4th, 2021, Calliope hosted her first birthday call-in stream. While it was an open call that anyone could join, she mentions that she specifically invited everyone she collaborated with by that point note  to come and greet her. Everyone who called in was expected and no one outside of that list appeared until A-chan joined two-thirds through the stream, surprising Calli and the deadbeats with her unexpected appearance and Surprisingly Good English.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Some of the cultural aspects surrounding hololive can confuse non-Japanese fans, especially newer ones.
      • Towa's Yoko Oh No moment on a now-deleted Apex Legends stream note  can seem incredibly petty for people not familiar with the Idol Singer subculture, the Otaku who often follow it, and the expectation for Contractual Purity for these idols. This is because in Japan, idols are essentially characters, so having an idol potentially have a significant other in their life is seen as breaking the illusion of the idol being a pure and idealized character, and since idols are essentially a commercialized form of entertainment, Otaku who become invested in it consider it Serious Business. For western viewers, this kind of thinking is seen as out of place, since while the idols are supposed to be characters, the person voicing them is still a person, and are seen more so as streamer personalities rather than some kind of idealized character. Calli once had to discuss this when someone sent a Superchat telling her she shouldn't associate herself with Trash Taste, at which point she called out the Superchat for telling her what she could, and could not, do.
      • Talking about a talent's past streamer personas and/or the voice actors is guaranteed to spark a debate wherever it happens, even for people who otherwise have no ill intent. This largely stems from streaming culture in Japan (particularly on Nico Nico Douga), where privacy is valued more by their streamers compared to Western ones, to the point where full face masks are a common sight even with streamers who regularly appear on camera. The difference is more obvious with the English branch, who are pretty nonchalant about their past personas off-stream, with some of them even still following their old accounts on Twitter. Calli in particular finds "you're about to accidentally dox yourself" chat comments well-intentioned, but needlessly distressing, and she flat out states "most of you already know what I look like in real life anyway". The amount of backlash in associating who used to be who largely depends on who's the topic of discussion, with opinions running the gamut between "It's basically doxing, respect their privacy" to "it's public information, so it should be shared around". One thing's for certain on all sides of the debate, though — bringing any of this up in the middle of a talent's stream is considered very rude.
      • hololive's talent tends to be wary of parodied content, to a degree that might seem like overreacting to Western viewers. The most obvious example is The Henry Stickmin Collection - every playthrough of the Steam version by HoloJP members had the streamer asking "Is this okay?" repeatedly at the game's myriad parodies. This is mostly because Japanese law doesn't have "fair use" provisions in the same way American law does, only considering copies of copyrighted content "fair use" for private and/or academic purposes.
    • Fubuki's furry self-portrait on the hololive subreddit drew some concern from some of its regular posters, as they've noticed people accusing Fubuki of being on the "overtly sexual" side of the Furry Fandom (especially after getting featured on Reddit's front page), despite her related Tweet insisting otherwise by explicitly separating "furry" and "ero-furry". One commenter in particular noted that this negativity was mostly only seen from English replies on Twitter - fans from other countries didn't see any issue with Fubuki being a furry at all.
  • Viewer Species Confusion:
    • Fubuki Shirakami is frequently mistaken for a cat, since she meows in reaction to a lot of things. Also, her 2D model is very rarely shown from the waist down, which obscures her fox tail.
    • Polka Omaru is often confused for a rabbit due to her big, long ears. She's a fennec fox, a subspecies of fox known for their large ears.
    • Koyori Hakui also experiences this kind of problem, with her even clarifying that she is a coyote, not a cat or a fox.
  • Vindicated by History:
    • When hololive first began, it was seen as a neat but minor and not super popular group, in large part because while its idol focus appealed to the Japanese fanbases, its popularity was dwarfed by other idol groups and people like Kizuna Ai. Flashfoward to 2019, and Hololive has become incredibly popular thanks to its colorful cast of characters, tight-knit community, and the amount of dedicated fan translators to spread the word about the group. By 2020, its become so popular that an American branch has been expressed as an interest by the creators. To put into perspective how much this trope was at play, by the end of 2020, each of the new talent brought in that year had successfully managed to catch up to older members or even surpass them within a few months.
    • Coco's "un-idol" like character as well as her tendency to speak American English meant that early expectations from the fanbase was that she wouldn't be very popular. But those very traits ended up in her becoming extremely popular across a burgeoning worldwide fanbase and becoming one of the fastest growing channels in the group to the point where she became hololive's most Superchatted member, and indeed the most Superchatted youtuber globally.
    • Sakura Miko was originally scouted by YAGOO himself to star in the Sakura Miko Project under Cover Corp to be their direct Kizuna AI competitor in August of 2018. It flopped and she was sent to hololive in a sort of soft-reboot, debuting right as GAMERS was debuting while also not being part of it, which left her in a very awkward spot and unable to get any real traction, being the least subbed hololive vtuber during most of the early days. She even thought about quitting, but Mio and Subaru convinced her to keep going. Then one day, out of a fan suggestion, she decided to play Grand Theft Auto V, went viral, and ended up not only revitalizing her VTubing career outright, but also by her own admission, it gave her a huge confidence boost when she was struggling to grow and planted the first seed to what would later become hololive's big boom in the west. All of this would eventually lead to her being the first hololive member from the 0th Gen to reach the 1 million subs.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Most people who get into watching hololive content likely did so because of the group's wackier personalities (e.g. Matsuri or Korone) rather than anything actually idol-related. It speaks volumes when the more dedicated to "singing and dancing" idols of the group like Sora and especially AZKi get relatively fewer fan clips than the others. EN members', especially Gura, rapid popularity growth is mostly attributed to various memes about them.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?:
    • One of the Haachama Cooking videos, BITCH MADE PASTA, was, for some reason, was flagged by the YouTube algorithm as being childrens' content.
    • Coco's Old MacDonald cover was also marked for kids by YouTube, but it's actually a Subverted Kids' Show; several of the verses include Miko saying FAQ and Coco Kaine also saying nothing but swear words.
    • The Friday Night Funkin' Game Mod HoloFunk has garnered enough sustained attention from those unfamiliar with hololive itself to the point that the idols featured in the mod have seen use in animation channels clearly meant for younger Western viewers. Never mind the fact that by the time HoloFunk note  hit its peak in popularity, hololive had amassed heaps of moments that are decidedly not for a young audience.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:
    • Haachama's videos in a nutshell, both live action and using MMD models of herself. Haachama has frequently posts videos on both styles separately, one making "cooking tutorials" and the other manipulating MMD models (such as this) and viewers have wondered if she has taken too much or not enough drugs due to the frequency she releases them. However, for the MMD videos, it should be noted that they were not made by her, but rather, her fans. She actively encourages the practice of her fans creating whatever they want to show her, and usually it's on the less sane side of things. She does voice and edit the clips to be what can be considered cohesive, though.
    • Subaru's "ASMR" stream was so far from actual ASMR note  that it garnered this reaction from many viewers.
    • Watson's debut stream, the final section involved her injecting the viewers with the drugs in her thigh syringes as 'test subjects'. Subsequently the rest of the stream involved various Painting the Medium elements that one under the influence of extremely strong drugs might suffer, such as the vision splitting into red, green & blue, bouncing in and out of focus and depth perception, going into 3D vision, inverted colors, screen tearing, audio distortions, seeing double, appearing underwater, being on fire, upside down, and screen blurs.
  • What the Hell, Costuming Department?: Some of the outfit variations for individual members have gotten some confused reactions by fans.
    • AZKi's second outfit, while bringing her hair style closer to what it is now, has been questioned for making her dress from head to toe in rubber, which her first and third outfits notably lack.
    • Subaru's casual outfit isn't considered bad-looking, but it's considered a bit puzzling due to downplaying her Tomboy style that her default outfit and School Uniform-style outfit make much more present.
    • The pink hair on Rushia's Necromancer Princess outfit is considered cute, but rather inconsistent when considering how all of her other outfits give her green hair.
    • Kiara and Gura's casual outfits both give them distinct cat motifs. While Kiara is more downplayed due to establishing herself as changing from a phoenix to a cat, Gura is more perplexing since she still retains the shark motif alongside it.
  • Woolseyism: While certain liberties with translations are to be expected from fan clippers, the official Hololive youtube channel will go through the effort of translating their animated shorts into several languages, and are not afraid to take some liberties in order to make the same joke in different cultures and reference that particular language audience's in-jokes in the context of the shorts.

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