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  • Adorkable:
    • Marine Houshou is a Pirate Girl (who's barely a pirate girl) known for her awkward attempts at dancing, her general lack of stamina, and her unconcealed horniness. 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 at all times 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, which is almost constantly when alone with her. Even her 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:
    • 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.
  • 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 the new streamers rather than anyone in the gigantic existing Twitch & Youtube streaming world, with many predicting it would never happen. Once it launched it became a gigantic success, because 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 $100,000 in superchats alone.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Awesome Art: Everyone in holopro is this to a degree but there are a few stand out examples:
    • The talents who were animated by Keffiynote  are the bounciest and most animated avatars among hololive. Their range of movement compliment their genki 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 animated painting.
  • 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!)
  • 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 80's/early 90's at the absolute earliest, which raises the question of what she's been up to before that.
    • 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?
  • 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 over five times more views than the original thanks to her smooth vocals and the lyrics befitting her cat theme.
  • 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 streamnote . 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 priornote , Haachama's involvement in the Taiwan incident a few months back and still being the target of harassment for it, and the recent graduation of Hololive CN. 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 Pentanote . 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 tranq 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 acts like 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • "HEY MOONA!" is a small aversion. 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.

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: A few members of the cast have family, friends or personas make appearances at times that have been meet with immense popularity from fans:
    • A-chan is amazingly popular among fans despite her rather plain appearance, and her only role in hololive is to help with the staff's schedule. Despite the fans clamoring on wanting her to have her own channel, she chooses not to due to her job as an assistant. Even then, joining streams with other girls is the highlight of the girls' streams.
    • Mamasturi, Matsuri's mom. Despite only appearing in a few streams, she's very well liked for not only having an energetic personality not unlike her daughter, but the fact she happily supports Matsuri's streams. If she ever cameos in a video, expect most comments to be about them wishing she would either appear more, or start her own channel to interact with fans. She even got a Live2D model of her own in January 2021.
    • 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, its a highlight of the stream.
    • Pekomama, Pekora's mother. When Pekora made the decision to reveal her status as a VTuber to her mother, she showed herself to be both a loving mother and quite a foil to her daughter and already sparked a mix of fanart.
    • Yagoo himself to the surprise of certain groups has gained a sudden spike of growth in September 2020. His old youtube account called "Tanigox" that he created before Hololive reached 150-thousand subscriber in January 2021 even though he has only 7 videos uploaded. With 3 of them from 4 years ago! To make things even more hilarious, his newest 35 second video where he only greeted people and introduced himself got over a million views in a week. Truly the power of "Best Girl" is terrifying.
    • Hololive EN's Left 4 Dead 2 stream features the branch's manager, who was called to fill in for their missing member to prevent random people from joining the lobby. Within minutes, her unusually good gaming skills, along with her penchant for playing well at near-death (including facing off and defeating a Tank in melee despite her only having a sliver of health remaining) made her the most popular member of the team, to the point of gaining a Fan Nickname as "Enma"note , and getting fanart and memes of her after the stream. Ina'nis, due to popular demand, later drew an "official" character design for Enma during one of her art streams, with input from the person themselves.
  • 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), and it looks like she hasn't reached her peak either. 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.
  • Fandom VIP:
    • Several fan translators are very well-known by the community with some getting official acknowledgement 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 Rosen Tai speak his name with reverence.
    • 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.
    • 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 Watsonnote , 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)
  • 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.
  • 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 definetly one, if you can't tell by her folder in running gags, her occasional broken English and overall attitude ends up making her extremely memeable.
  • 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.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 it's 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Fubuki at one point gives a very passionate speech about glasses at an absurd speed, exclaming 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 equipable accessory.
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Although Miko is not among the first hololive members nor the most popular, Miko was in fact the first hololive member to have any sort of presence in the west thanks to clips of her playing Grand Theft Auto 5 becoming viral, which lead to members of the /jp/ board in 4chan to raid her streams and follow her en-masse and give her a huge subscriber count boost in the early days. The later success of other hololivers in the west can be at least partially attributed to her making the hololive brand actually recognizable outside the standard vtuber niche and opening the door for casual fans, remixers, and translators to discover the rest of the hololive cast, even if by complete happenstance.
    • 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.
    • Invoked by Shishiro Botan. She doesn't particularly care about horror games nor is she fazed by them but she collab streams them just so she (and the viewers) can hear Yukihana Lamy's reactions to scares.
    • Kiara Takanashi's illustrator is huke, who's mostly known as the artist of Black★Rock Shooter, Steins;Gate, or Altera. Fans of those were surprised that huke made a contribution to the Vtuber community, and were hyped for Kiara as a result.
    • Roberu tends to be the gateway for new Holostars fans, due to his creative stream ideas, boundless energy and his eccentric behavior overall. He has one of the biggest foreign fan base, with his 'parents' dedicated to supporting their winning son, and having a large number of translated clips being circulated. It also helps that he has multiple dedicated live translators not only for English, but occasionally to other languages like Spanish and Chinese.
    • Gura's second outfit reveal may very well have achieved the highest live audience in all of Hololive, peaking out at around 194,443 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 behavior happened with Calli, Kiara, and Ina the days before.
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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.
  • 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 displays unidol-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-Mannote  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 hits hard with this whenever her pranks backfire, or when she's reduced to Inelegant Blubbering or when she loses at a game, especially playing online with people. She is even nicknamed "Baqua" for it.
    • 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.
    • 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...
  • 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.
  • Memetic Mutation: See also Running Gag.
    • TeeTee (てぇてぇ) Explanation 
    • "I forgot they're supposed to be idols." Explanation 
    • Ah↓ Ha↑ Ha↓ Ha↑! Explanation 
    • PE↗KO↘PE↗KO↘PE↗KO↘PE↗KO↘ Explanation 
    • The "ahe ahe" challenge Explanation 
    • Big Kusa Explanation 
    • Ui-mama is Watame Explanation 
    • YouTube-kun Explanation 
    • N-Word idols Explanation 
    • Desk-kun -10 HP Explanation 
    • くしゃみ助かる (Thanks for the sneeze) Explanation 
    • Mikoboat. Explanation 
    • Eekum Bokum Explanation 
    • a Explanation 
    • Chibi/Smol Amelia Explanation 
    • Forbidden knowledgeExplanation 
    • Dum Explanation 
    • Bottom-Left Explanation 
    • "Hi, honey!" Explanation 
    • Duck Dance Explanation 
  • 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, that she 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.
    • 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.
    • Moona 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.
  • Moe:
    • Roboco definitely qualifies, from her signature "Hello Boo!" introduction, to her custom features that give her cat or rabbit ears, to her various short videos that feature her... well, just being her.
    • 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".
    • 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. Fittingly, her stream end stinger was a close up of exactly that while giving the audience a kiss.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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:
    • Suisei's actions in multiplayer and singleplayer games where she is allowed to commit brutal acts of violence has fans calling her a psychopath. However she rolls with it and pretends she has no idea what chat and other people are talking about. Not to mention she loves committing acts of violence in those games like it's just a normal day for her.
    • Many fans tend to exaggerate Matsuri's perverted tendencies to the point that she's mostly regarded as a Memetic Molester as mentioned above, despite the fact that she's actually quite chill most of the time. Matsuri herself, much like Suisei, doesn't seem too bothered by it however.
  • 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.
  • 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 who asked her to say her iconic "I'm horny!" line for her.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name:
    • Kiara comes up with these for her duo collab streams such as PolKia for her collab with Polka, MarinAra for Marine's guest appearance on her talkshow, or PekoKia for her collab with Pekora.
    • 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 GurAme for Amelia Watson and Gawr Gura. 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 and depicting them as either a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship or Heterosexual Life-Partners.
    • 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.

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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).
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 fourth song, GHOST immediately gained traction after her 4th live concert and third anniversary. And then it was released as a single where it became one of the top 5 songs in the iTunes store. By top 5, it went from 5th place to 1st within hours. That was a truly amazing feat.
    • 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 one of the most watched original songs for Hololive. Like NEXT COLOR PLANET, it (along with her other songs) has also become available in Joysound karaoke machines throughout Japan.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Suisei's model used in BML 2020 was universally disliked because the concert version that was used for the bilibili stream looked very Off-Model. Fans have clamored why they didn't use hololive's version of her model. Even the Chinese fans are as miffed as the Western fans.
    • Roberu' 3D model in his 3D debut had a few noticeable issues, such as the lack of shoulder joints and having comically large hands. After the debut, Roberu addressed the issue in his next talk stream and said it would be fixed in the future.
  • 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, 2020, 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 pointnote  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 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.
    • 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. 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 doxxing, respect their privacy" to "It's public information, so it should be shared around". One thing's for certain on both sides of the pond, though — bringing any of this up in the middle of the stream is awfully rude.
  • 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.
  • 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 debutting 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 revitilazing 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 (Haato's short cooking videos), BITCH MADE PASTA, was, for some reason, was flagged by the Youtube algorithm as being childrens' content.
    • Coco's OldMacDonald 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.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:
    • The Surreal Humor nature of almost all of the 3D animated skits on the main channel often garners this sort of reaction from commenters, wondering if drugs are involved in the skits' production.
    • Haato's videos in a nutshell, both live action and using MMD models of herself. Haato 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 ASMRnote  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.
  • 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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