- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: "Tarantulas."
- Broken Base: In 2016, Jordan stopped doing reviews, and began posting bizarre little vignettes starring himself or his puppets. This has gone down well with a lot of viewers who love Jordan for his quirky and disturbing style, while others would rather he go back to talking about games.
- Creepy Awesome: Jordan himself. A very in-depth, intelligent reviewer... who just happens to find creepy things really cool.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Some rewatch Jordan's Crimson Peak review simply for Mr. Valentine.
- Funny Moments: The first 90 seconds of It's A Tree are just Jordan trying to decide what he wants to do with a tree in a very silly way.
- Heartwarming Moments: The roof top garden dance at the end of Yume Nikki and Loneliness, where everybody is cosplaying a character from the game. After bluntly stating he has no friends at the start, it's very sweet to see him partying with a few like-minded weirdos.
- It's also just flippin' adorable.
- It's the Same, Now It Sucks!:
- His main complaint about the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise is that the games all feel way too similar to each other.
- He also says that a lot of Slender Man games feel the same, but also claims that he finds them boring, since they give the player nothing to do.
- Jerkass Woobie: Jerkass may be a grand understatement. The Monster from This Is My House traps and devours children, subjecting them to a horrifying fate thanks to it's bizarre digestive system, but it has a desperate urge for love and companionship. It also doesn't understand why having things in it's house doesn't make it happy.The Monster: When your a strange individual, it may be easy to never leave your house. I never leave my house......I feel..cold.
- Memetic Mutation: His When No One Understands You video is way too exploitable. Making it prime shitpost material.
- Moment of Awesome: Mario 64 vs. Depression, which sees Jordan offhandedly countering everything his depressed side throws his way.Depressed Jordan: Hey, how does it feel to watch Mario drown because of you?Jordan: So good. (purposely jumps in lava)Depressed Jordan: I bet it really hurts to burn to death.''Jordan: Or it might feel immensely sexually stimulating.''
- Nightmare Fuel: Once per Episode. Or multiple times, really. For starters, Jordan himself appears in almost complete shadow in every episode.
- His title sequence; managing to make a simple, hanging game controller seem eerie.
- He is completely unapologetic about using creepy imagery and clips in his videos. Something gruesome could fill the screen at any moment.
- To Jordan, the only game that truly scared him to the point he never wanted to play it again was SCP-087-B.
- In his The Cat Lady review, we get introduced to Sad Jordan's Pet Mr. Whiskers.
- It's occasionally implied that Jordan is actually trapped in the basement with his other selves, and he seems to have given up any hope of escaping.
- Basically any vignettes, with puppets discussing depressing themes in front of dark voids.
- This Is My House. A googly eyed puppet monster gives the viewers a tour of its house.
- This Is My Angry Face.The Monster: I'm not myself... When I have my angry face on.
- Nightmare Retardant: Given all the horror games he plays, hes pretty hard to scare. In particular, he does not find Slender Man frightening at all, feeling that the character has been done to death, and that low-quality fan games have only furthered his descent. Jordan does find Marble Hornets rather creepy, though.
- Self Demonstrating: Sad Jordan has a page!
- Tear Jerker: In his "Silent Hill 2 and Depression" video, he talks about how the game mirrors his real life depression through the characters, story, and atmosphere. But that's not the saddest part. At the end,we see text saying that "she," her identity is never confirmed, called Jordan a week before her suicide, and had been calling for two weeks. He never picked up the phone since at the time, he wanted to be alone. He struggles with art, and on many occasions, broke down while trying to make a video for YouTube. After this, he says that despite this Depression and OCD, he will never stop making things, thanks to his fans and Patreon supporters.
- The ending of It's A Tree.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: He comes across a lot of good games with promising ideas, that ultimately either fail in execution, or dont do enough with them, such as "Monstrum" and "Creavures."
YMMV / Jordan Underneath