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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Nico’s Horny Rangers (Chroma Squad) LP is based entirely on his own versions of several game characters.
  • Arc Fatigue: Nico started Kingdom Hearts I in January 2016, and kept playing the other Kingdom Hearts games back-to-back until 358/2 Days, which he finished in August. For the record, that's FOUR games over almost seven months EXACTLY. It would really be easy for a non-KH fan to be tired of the lack of variety Nico's channel had during that time.
    • To a lesser extent, some people felt this way about New Danganronpa V3, which went on for 63 episodes. This on its own wouldn't be so bad, but Nico finished the main story in episode 46, meaning the remaining seventeen episodes were entirely devoted to post-game content, accounting for 27% of the entire playthrough. For comparison, Super Danganronpa 2 had only eight episodes of post-game content.
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  • Ascended Meme: Whether this one is actually ascended or not is up to you, but look at Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School. Notice anything about a certain Ultimate Hope Bagel?
  • Awesome Music: Nico has a few favorites from the games he's played:
  • Author's Saving Throw: Nico stated that his LP of The Great Ace Attorney was meant to appease fans who wanted Nico to turn off the voice acting for Steins;Gate 0 due to the former being a visual novel with very little voice-acting leading into more ab-libbing from Nico as opposed to the latter having all the lines being voice-acted.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Due to Kodaka's track history with previous Danganronpa entries, it was easy for Nico to predict in V3 that Kaede was Rantaro's killer, which was jarring as it wasn't obvious at all to the majority of players. Only thing is, he was technically wrong.
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  • Cargo Ship: Nico’s initial portrayal of Komaeda (Danganronpa 2) having a bagel obsession and the Judge (Ace Attorney) loving turkey sandwiches has since grown into what can only be considered cargo shipping.
  • Crack Ship: On Valentine’s Day of 2015, Nico uploaded a video portraying the fateful encounter of the bagel-crazed Komaeda (Danganronpa 2) and the turkey sandwich-enamored Judge (Ace Attorney). It was thus that the Turkey Bagel Sandwich ship (a.k.a. TurkeyBagel a.k.a. Judgemaeda) came to be. This ship has since continually been referenced in Nico’s videos.
  • Critical Research Failure:
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Certain villains in the games Nico plays like Monokuma and Ace/Gentarou Hongou have their evil deeds downplayed because of how much he liked them. The latter is to the point when the Judge asks if Ace was involved in the Nonary Game: Council of Voices Edition, he replies that Nonary Games are the last thing on his mind after the shit he has been through, despite being the mastermind of one. While this could be referring to how he was tricked into murdering his colleagues in Akane's Nonary Game, the fact that the Bad Boyz (aka a group of detectives) don't seem to suspect him that much can make him this trope.
  • Ear Worm: 24-Hour Cinderella. Nico has yet to get it out of his head as of the Yakuza Kiwami LP's intros.
  • Ending Fatigue: This is what eventually happened with his New Danganronpa V3 LP to some fans when its bonus mode entered the scene. While people were alright with Salmon Mode, the equivalent of School/Island modes from DR 1 and DR 2 respectively, Talent Development Plan took 10 episodes to finish, which split Picky Penguins over people that still wanted to see Nico do more characters and people that just wanted to see a new LP already. It wasn't exactly helped by Nico himself, which on that regard stated that he'll finish this mode "in a few episodes", only further angering the second group. V3 eventually came to an end with 63 episodes.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • From the Danganronpa franchise:
      • Aoi Asahina, or "Ashina", from the first game is a favorite because of how Nico found her positive attitude and hilarious donut obsession endearing.
      • From the second game, Gundham Tanaka became a favorite for being a Large Ham of the highest caliber while claiming to be an Evil Overlord, despite being a blatant Friend to All Living Things, especially to his adorable pet hamsters. In Nico's tier list for the Danganronpa characters, he received a S rank. While a lot of other characters in the S rank or above can be considered as main characters, Gundham is one of the two only students in those ranks to not be a main character.note 
      • Ryoma Hoshi from New Danganronpa V3 is liked for being a Badass Adorable with a Dark and Troubled Past, so much so that he went back to Chapter 2 to complete his Free Time Events. Not to mention that there's this. Also in V3 is Himiko Yumeno for her adorableness and the Running Gag about believing in magic for the most absurd things. She also gets the most amount of ad-libbing in latter parts of V3, including Kokichi professing his love to her.
      • Kazuichi also, just for how much Nico loves to bring him up. Kazuichi has been one of the most memorable characters for Nico, as in Danganronpa: Another Episode, he's the only one he remembers in the top of his head (aside from Komaeda).
    • From Persona 5
      • Hifumi Togo, who's Chuunibyou tendicies made her a very likely candidate for Nico to pick to be his "one true waifu" of the game, and even mentioned she was probably a close second from his actual choice.
      • Kawakami is considered by Nico to be the best girl in the game (or tied with the best girl) and pretty much the only reason Nico didn't date her is because she was also Joker's teacher.
      • "Mo-She-Rige", an NPC in the game became popular to Nico because she continued the Running Gag "Running Moshirige" from Persona 4, and felt she had an amusing Stalker with a Crush character. When it turned out that she had a Mementos request based on her, Nico felt conflicted because despite her Yandere-style actions, he found her pretty funny.
    • In Yakuza we got Yuki from 0 and Kiwami 2, who easily made Nico's favorite hostess in the series for being Adorkable, her comical roles, and having one of the best voice work among the hostess.
  • Fourth Wall Myopia: Nico sometimes falls into this, like for example when he calls out Phoenix in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on not realizing that the diary page was a forgery, something Nico knew himself. When one commenter called him out on this, he admitted that he was needlessly harsh.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In Chapter Three of New Danganronpa V3, Nico jokingly accuses Gonta of being the culprit of that chapter. One chapter later, it was revealed that Gonta killed Miu in which that reveal became one of the biggest Player Punches in the entire game, thanks to his memory loss that made him forget he even committed murder in the first place.
    • In his Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Let's Play, Nico has Link wear a Spooky Mask (which resembles a ReDead's face) and talks to the old man in Castle Town. Nico ad-libs that the Old Man thinks that the Zombie Apocalypse has finally come and shoots Link with a shotgun. The very next episode, Link pulls the Master Sword out of the pedestal and is sealed away for seven years. When he emerges, he goes back to the Castle Town and Nico realizes that the town really did experience a Zombie Apocalypse. Nico even jokes how the old man was right all along.
    • The end of the fourth episode of Yakuza Kiwami 2 has Nico's game crashing on him. While it was funny at first, it became a lot less funny when the crashing became too problematic as Nico ended up having to replay the entire game from scratch to fix the issue and he was nearly considering to cancel that LP.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Danganronpa 2: Part 13: " I would be really sad if you (Chiaki) died." It happened, and he was, but he carried on. When it happened again, on the other hand...
    • In Nico's V3 LP, he felt that the twist of Kaede being Rantaro's killer was too obvious to him personally, even if the majority of the fanbase disagreed with him on that. Come Chapter 6, Kaede was revealed to have been framed and wrongfully executed.
    • In the Breath of the Wild let's play, King Rhoam's harsh treatment of his daughter Zelda got him the ire of the other spirits. In the king's diary, he gives regret and remorse for his being too hard on Zelda, and vowed to be a better father to her right before the Calamity started.
    • In the final episode of the MOTHER 3 LP, Flint says he finally found Lucas' brother Claus (who was the brainwashed Masked Man), who went missing at the beginning of the game. Nico ad-libs as Lucas, saying Flint may have found his son, but he lost another one. In the Final Boss battle only a couple of minutes later, Flint ends up Taking the Bullet for Lucas against Claus, and after Claus himself comes to his senses, he commits suicide in front of his father.
    • Nico posted a comment in his Kingdom Hearts III LP which is basically him stating that he doesn't want the Realm of Darkness to do anything to Aqua. As it turns out, Aqua ended up being corrupted by darkness in this game. Not to mention how that fact was revealed in one of the trailers that Nico did not watch so he ended up being Locked Out of the Loop by the time he posted that comment.
  • He Really Can Act: As silly as Nico's voice acting can get, he definitely has genuine talent - being able to do all of his various voices, half of which he is the wrong gender for, is not an easy task.
    • He also can put a lot of emotion into his acting. See: the Steins;Gate finale.
    • His voice-acting for Kristoph in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is also pretty worthy to take note. Unlike most of the time Nico voices a character, Kristoph was done quite seriously - with almost no ad-lib or over-the-top theatrics. Especially noteworthy considering Kristoph's breakdown. Even when Kristoph shows his true colors, Nico continued to portray him quite seriously. This particular instance was taken note of by the Picky Penguins.
    • He's also gotten quite a bit of praise in the comments for his Blaise Debeste voice due to how it fluctuates from airy and soft to something growling and much more sinister, which gave the character an interesting variation.
    • His acting when Juniper tells Athena her doubts about Hugh in Dual Destinies sounds like real emotion and is genuinely heartbreaking. He puts a similar level of emotion into Apollo's speech in the middle of Case 4, as Apollo reminisces about his time with Clay and finally breaks down as he confronts his friend's death head-on. On a lighter note, his portrayal of L'Belle's breakdown is also more subtle and nuanced than you might expect.
    • His acting as Kokichi in Episode 36 of Danganronpa V3 is masterful, truly encapsulating the terror of the character in that moment.
    • In episode 34 of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, Nico drops the ad-libs as soon as it's revealed that Dhurke was Dead All Along to effectively portray everyone's reactions to this revelation. In particular, his portrayals of Apollo going through an enormous Heroic BSoD and Maya sorrowfully recounting Dhurke's final moments are truly heartbreaking.
  • Heartwarming Moments: In Danganronpa 3 Despair Arc #10, Nico starts crying over Chiaki's death scene. The Picky Penguin's comments on that episode are really supportive and sweet, and Nico even takes the time to thank them in the next Despair Arc episode.
    • His reaction to Danganronpa 3 Side: Hope is quite heartwarming.
    • Upon the start of Part 15 of Investigations 2, Nico has some words to say at the beginning addressing the result of the U.S. Presidential Election where he states that people shouldn't have to feel or be afraid of dark times coming.
      • Also in Investigations 2, he adopts a borderline Papa Wolf attitude toward Sebastian Debeste the minute he goes from vaguely lovable Butt-Monkey to "precious cinnamon bun," even going so far as to demand that someone hug the poor kid.
    • His "Draw My Life".
    • In part 12 of Ni no Kuni, the voices in Oliver's head sing "I Believe I Can Fly" together.
    • A strange (but still fitting) example occurs in Council of Voices 6. After finding a secret room filled with waffles, Komaeda falls into despair, violating his forbidden action and causing his bracelet to poison him. Togami, being nearby, grabs a nearby knife and cuts off Komaeda's arm before the poison spreads all the way. Togami then claims to have only done it for himself (His forbidden action is being in a room with a dead body, as well as him being handcuffed with Komaeda holding the key) with Komaeda quickly calling bullshit due to Togami having instinctively used a tourniquet to slow blood loss. As Togami leaves, Komaeda states "there's still hope for [Togami]."
    • When it became clear to Nico that he had been negatively affected by YouTube's ad revenue policy, he felt he had little choice but to start a Patreon. However, he didn't want to lock any of his content behind a paywall, preventing Picky Penguins who were unwilling or unable to pay from getting the full experience. To get around this, there are no reward tiers; patrons can pay as much or as little as they want. Instead, Nico's Patreon is focused on long-term goals for total amount of money donated, with goals including bi-weekly livestreams, prize giveaway contests, and hiring an editor for The Council of Voices, among others. The fan response was overwhelmingly positive, and within hours, hundreds of Picky Penguins had shown their support, donating thousands of dollars per month between them, achieving most of the donation goals in the process.
    • On April 13th 2019, his channel was terminated because of "spam or misleading content". Immediately the community came together to pour out their support for Nico. Nico tried appealing the termination but it didn't work. Amazingly, a software engineer at YouTube was a Picky Penguin and convinced YouTube to restore his channel.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A lot of Nico's jokes tend to come true one way or another.
    • In Episode 10 of his Super Danganronpa 2 LP, when Komaeda points out that protagonist Hajime Hinata still doesn't remember his alternate talent, Nico says "I'm the Ultimate Ultimate! I'm the Ultimate Everything!" As it turns out, Hajime underwent brain surgery to become Izuru Kamukura, who has the talents of all Hope's Peak students ever.
    • In Nico's 999 playthrough, he jokes about Junpei being Zero, and the whole world exploding from how mind-blowing that kind of revelation would be. In the sequel, Virtue's Last Reward......let's just say Nico has a pretty good memory.
    • Depending on YMMV, this could either be a Hilarious in Hindsight moment or a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment for his Virtue's Last Reward playthrough (Spoilers for a major plot point in Zero Time Dilemma) All those Horny Sigma jokes? All those jokes about Sigma and Phi making out, and making babies, etc, etc? Phi turns out to be Sigma's DAUGHTER. Nico himself even pointed this out.
    • You want more Bug Heartless? (Shadows, not the Re:Coded heartless.) How about an entire swarm of them as the FINAL BOSS of Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage. And it used to be That One Boss before a patch gave them some extra tells.
    • Certain things that ended up happening in his Persona 4 Golden Let's Play and his Persona 4: Arena Ultimax Let's Play became quite ironic in Persona 5.
      • Nico ended up finding a random crow and he made it to the "Crow Social Link". In Persona 5, there is a Phantom Thief who ended up going by the nickname "Crow", so the "Crow Social Link" actually became canon in a way. Part 55 even has Nico lampshading this.
      • In Elizabeth's story mode in Persona 4: Arena, Nico made a suggestion that all of the girls would beat him up for cheating on them on Valentine's Day. This is exactly what happens if you ended up dating all the girls in Persona 5.
    • Also from Persona 5, Nico makes a joke about Igor being at the bottom of Mementos as well him being the Final Boss of the game. Turns out later in the game that "Igor" is indeed at the bottom of Mementos, and he is the Final Boss.
    • In Persona 4, he says a very interesting phrase at a very interesting time in Episode 1: When Adachi runs past to throw up while they're discussing the murder, he jokingly says that he's the murderer.
    • Early on in Danganronpa 3, Nico jokingly stated Kazuo Tengan was the Big Bad of Side:Future, in which the penultimate episode confirmed that he was the mastermind of the final killing game.
    • A lot of things from his New Danganronpa V 3 Let's Play can be viewed as this.
      • Nico's thumbnail for the first investigation in New Danganronpa V3 was Tsumugi Shirogane, the mastermind and true culprit of the first case as revealed in the last trial.
      • Nico calls Maki a "Maki-Roll" in which one episode later, Kaito called her that exact nickname. Bonus points for Kokichi and Himiko stating that nickname towards her as well later in the game.
      • An especially hysterical example occurs in Trial 3 of the same game, where Nico pulls a fakeout during the identification segments and pretends to accuse Gonta, Kaito and Tsumugi. All three of these people are revealed as killers in the latter half of the game. Even better, their crimes are revealed in THAT EXACT ORDER.
      • Korekiyo was given a variation of Yusuke Kitagawa voice. Fast-forward to his execution, Kiyo died in a similar way to Ishikawa Goemon (the person that Yusuke's Persona is based on).
      • Near the end of one episode of V3, Nico remarks on how he is actually enjoying the game even more than the previous two, and it will likely be his favorite game in the series unless something really weird and stupid happens near the end. Those who are familiar with the current state of the fandom will remember that the game's infamous ending is exactly why V3 has been so controversial with the fans. Ironically, while Nico had mixed feelings towards the ending of the game (although he grew to like it more by the official end of the LP), he still believes that it was his favorite game in the series.
      • At the end of Trial 4 Nico mentions that it's hard to imagine Kokichi sacrificing himself, in the next chapter Kokichi willingly let himself crushed to death to create a murder not even Monokuma could figure out in hopes to end the killing game.
      • Nico rationalises Kokichi having Miu build him the Electrohammers as having happened by saying that the game wouldn't fake a flashback. The game later does exactly that, showing a "flashback" in Chapter 6 that features dialogue not in the actual scene, which a great number of fans have suggested indicates that Tsumugi was lying about the case's big reveals. Not to mention the fact that the entire game ended up faking flashbacks via the flashback lights.
      • After the final Monokuma Theater is done, Nico jokes that Monokuma will return in "Danganronpa 35: Komaeda's Return". Little does Nico know that there was actually a Danganronpa 35 in-universe. Also, if he had those numbers around the other way, he would've gotten the actual title of the current killing game. Nico actually lampshades this when this is revealed.
      Nico: "What? I feel like I made jokes about this too. Did I-I- did I make jokes about this shit? Did I say stuff about like Komaeda and like Return of Komaeda or something? I thought I said that... Did I say that? Was that real or was that a lie too!?"
      • Nico spends the first few minutes of Episode 37 talking about how unsurprised he is that V3 takes place in the same universe as the other games, and how he didn't believe Kodaka's claims- or those of the comments- for a second. Those who finished the game at that point grinned with the knowledge that the games '''do''' actually take place in separate universes. Nico definitely ate his words in a big way come Case 6.
      • Around the end of the Let's Play, Nico came-up with a theory that all of the students were mere clones. While this theory is very much wrong, it can be still viewed as this as in the Ultimate Talent Development Plan, any student can come across a doppelganger of themselves.
    • In episode 43 of the Yakuza 0 playthrough, Nico tries to jokingly rationalize how Kiryu did an entire car chase with a myriad of explosions and car crashes without killing anybody. One of his theories involved rubber bullets.
    • In episode 3 of his Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice LP, Nico gives Inga a modified version of the Ace voice, setting him up for a Brick Joke that didn't land until well into case 5: both characters suffer from prosopagnosia, have that affliction used against them, and have an adversary who continues to come after them after being shot several times.
      • Episode 11 has Nico jokingly stating that Acolyte Zeh'lot is going to die when he was actually Dead All Along.
      • When Nico ends the final case, he mentions that the comment sections told him not to check the DLC screen and introduction out of spoilers, which Nico blindly agree thinking that it will be the return of someone he like, like Detective Gumshoe. If only he knew that Larry Butz is coming back after shitting on him every time a faceless NPC talks.
    • In his Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom LP, Nico ab-libs as Evan stating he wishes that his kingmaker was a dragon. Later on, Lofty actually turns into a dragon, making his wish come true.
    • In his Xenoblade Chronicles LP, he jokingly stated that Erik and Monica (aka two minor NPCs) have the most important relationship in the game, and they are going to hook-up by the end of the game. Later on, when Nico does have the chance to hook Erik and Monica up via a sidequest, he actually didn't, and he went out of his way to hook Monica with somebody else.
      • In episode 4 Shulk talks with Dickson about the Monado and Nico jokes that Shulk will "become a god of this world" and that he'll obtain Monado 3. A reminder that at that point of the game it's not even hinted that Shulk will get the second version of his weapon and that you cannot obtain Monado 3 until the final boss fight.
    • In episode 9 of his Hunter × Hunter Reaction Abridged Series, Nico suggests for Gon to play Rock–Paper–Scissors against a prisoner during his match-up in the third phase of the Hunter Exam. Later down the line, Gon eventually gained nen abilities based on that very game.
      • Within the first episode, Nico jokingly refers to Gon as Gonta. This comparison to the entomologist becomes ironic given how one of the major antagonistic factions in the anime were the Chimera Ants.
    • During his watchthrough of Kingdom Hearts χ, Nico made a sarcastic joke about the Master of Masters being actually Xigbar, as a reference to his previously misinformed and wildly inaccurate assumptions earlier on. As Kingdom Hearts III reveals, Nico would have been completely correct if he accused the other dark-coated figure in the story. Also interesting is that he suspected Luxu was actually Xehanort. Had he reverse his accusations, he would've actually been right.
      • At the end of episode 18, Nico mentions that Donald will go super saiyan and unleash his demon power. One word: ZETTAFLARE !!!
    • While playing the Kingdom Hearts series, Nico acknowledges the specific order that every character says the three main protagonists names, "Sora, Donald, and Goofy", with it's own dedicated counter that ticks up every time it is said in that exact order and jokes that if it is ever said in the wrong order the order of the universe would collapse. After three years of keeping track of "Sora, Donald, and Goofy"'s in the games Rapunzel in Kingdom Hearts 3 finally says them out of order which causes a cataclysmic event resulting in Earth's destruction.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: In general, when a reveal truly takes Nico by surprise, it REALLY takes him by surprise. Many notable examples exist, just few of them to name being from games like Steins;GateSPOILER , Virtue's Last RewardSPOILER , Danganronpa 2SPOILER , Zero Time DilemmaSPOILER , Danganronpa V3SPOILER , Spirit of JusticeSPOILER , Xenoblade ChroniclesSPOILER , Kingdom Hearts IIISPOILER , and The Great Ace AttorneySPOILER .

  • Ho Yay: In his Persona 5 Let's Play, Nico has quite the affinity for Yusuke, and states (in full seriousness) that if Yusuke was a Gay Option, he would go for it.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Nico typically avoids playing multiple games in the same series back-to-back partly to prevent this sort of reaction from marring his enjoyment of a game. For example, there is almost always a considerable gap between playthroughs of Ace Attorney games, and on the rare occasion where this is not the case (JFA and DGS), Nico openly expresses disappointment in the lack of changes. There are exceptions to this trend, Kingdom Hearts being the biggest one, but they are few and far between.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Inverted. See Captain Obvious Reveal above.
  • Love to Hate: While Nico has said that he doesn't like Nagito Komaeda as a person, he does like his character and enjoys making fun of him. The same can be said for villains such as Dahlia Hawthorne, Fassad, Shido, Kokichi Ouma, Korekiyo Shinguuji and Monokuma.
    • Interestingly enough, subverted with Junko Enoshima note . In the first game, Nico was okay with her character, but as she continued to be overexposed and hyped as the Anti-Christ, he grew tired of her presence.
  • Memetic Badass: Bisk, Nico's creation during the Deltarune livestream. Capable of lifting Susie by the neck while she lifts them (causing them to levitate) and can defeat Sans and Chara in a single blow, the game had to discard them or there would be no challenge.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Bullshit Powers/Ultimate Bullshit Explanation 
    • Let us beat that rubbish X into submission! Explanation 
    • Hope Bagels Explanation 
    • On The Meat Bone Explanation 
    • The Pancake King!!! Explanation 
    • P.F. Chang's Explanation 
    • Turkey Sandwiches Explanation 
    • I've Still Got a WAAAYYYS To Go!Explanation 
    • Korekiyo's SEESAW! Explanation 
    • Kokichi's Creepy Face Explanation 
    • Really Guy! Explanation 
  • Nausea Fuel: He had to keep pausing Danganronpa 3's episode 7 in the Despair Arc because it was too gruesome for him to handle all at once.
    Nico (in a Tweet prior to the video): Really shouldn't have watched that before dinner...
  • Never Live It Down: Meat on the Bone note . Lampshaded by Nico.
    • Asshole!Phoenix. In Dual Destinies, Nico adlibs Phoenix being an asshole, typically to Apollo, based on how he acted in Apollo Justice. Despite no longer acting like he did then, Nico says that he thinks he was still kind of an asshole, and asshole!Phoenix stuck.
  • Nightmare Fuel: He was genuinely scared and disturbed of certain things in the games he played such as Slender Man, Omega/Photoshop Flowey from Undertale, and Kristoph Gavin's scar on his hand turning into a demonic face.
    • Practically Up to Eleven in his reaction to Danganronpa 3's Side:Despair Episode #07. He was so screwed up by it that he made two messages on Twitter in advance before the video was up that said "God, I really don't want to edit this Despair 7 video... That shit was just too much." and "Really shouldn't have watched that before dinner..." respectively. If that wasn't enough, he even put up a disclaimer at the beginning of his reaction video. It's scary alone that he was THAT shaken by the episode. The song Mukuro was made to sing only made it worse for him because of Soundtrack Dissonance.
      Nico (in his comment): This episode fucked me up, and it wasn't just because of Komaeda's bare ass.
    • As we find out in Despair Episode 10, Despair Episode 7 made him worry about what they were going to do for the episodes after that.
    • In the end of the fourth Council of Voices, a mysterious man dressed similar to Zero is looking over the council and previous episodes through monitors. All he says is the line, "Soon...very soon..." making the scene more unsettling than it already is.
    • From New Danganronpa V3, Nico was unsettled by Tenko's strange expressions, and Kaito's Nightmare Face was enough for him to compare it to Kazuichi's Nightmare Face. Then came along Kokichi's snake-like smirk, which freaked him out so much that he said it was the creepiest expression out of the cast. THEN in the very next episode, Kokichi's next frightening expression turned his skin pitch-black and his hair white, driving Nico to practically beg Kokichi to stop.
      • What's more is that for those who finished the game, they know that it won't be the last Nightmare Face Kokichi makes. And indeed, when Kokichi pulls out his newest one in Chapter Four, Nico actually yells in shock, and is so disturbed he needs to leave the room.
      • However, the above is nothing compared to Kokichi's Nightmare Face in Chapter 5. It's so scare-inducing, that Nico actually dies from looking at it, and Kokichi momentarily takes over his channel. The editing for that particular segment is pretty nightmarish itself - especially combined with Kokichi's laugh.
    • During Nico's update video on February 24 2018, "Zero" from the end of Council of Voices Episode 4 suddenly shows up. With his distorted voice and frigthening close ups, he announces that he's going to host a new Nonary Game with people like the the Council of Voices members as the participants, hoping to have the viewer's "attendance", chuckling as he returns the video back to normal.
    • The Nonary Game itself is proving absolutely terrifying. 'Highlights' so far include Seven turning up dead with a look of horror on his face, Togami having to hack Komaeda's arm off with a knife to save both of their lives, and Joshua being essentially murdered and left all alone to die of a slow-acting, paralyzing poison.
  • The Scrappy:
    Nico: FUCK YOU, RURUKA, FUCK YOU, IZAYOI— (Puts Xs over their faces, then removes the X over Izayoi) Actually, Izayoi didn't do anything wrong; but he loved Ruruka, so fuck him anyway. (Puts the X back on Izayoi)
  • Shipper on Deck: Nico really loves Hajime/Chiaki and Shuichi/Kaede.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The Toilet in Wonderland LP which, despite being extremely bizarre and at times disturbing, was still an entertaining game for Nico and most Picky Penguins.
  • Tear Jerker: So far the few times Nico has actually cried on his channel (though he comes close several times during the Kingdom Hearts series) is with Johnny's memories of River being erased and replaced with fake ones of Joey in To the Moon, and the death of Chiaki in Danganronpa 3, as while he is doing his live commentary of Despair Arc Episode 10, he already gets on edge watching her try to navigate Junko's death trap only to see her end up being impaled with spears when she thinks she finally reaches the end. He then starts breaking down during her final moments with Izuru. By the end of the episode he's quite clearly crying and sounds so absolutely crushed by watching her die that he can't summon his usual muster to do his outro with.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Part 22 of his New Danganronpa V3 Let's Play pretty much has Nico ab-libbing as certain characters with them showing some distaste towards Angie such as Maki stating that Angie annoys her, and Kokichi asking if anybody actually likes Angie.
  • Unexpected Character: In Persona 5, until he made a joke about it, Nico had no idea of "Igor" being the Final Boss, let alone an imposter. Giving this voice to said imposter also means that not only has he unknowingly given the Igor voice to another character, but has created a Vocal Dissonance with said (Unexpected) Character.
  • The Un-Twist: When it comes to predicting Nico's true waifu in Persona 5, a lot of people predicted he was going to be choosing Haru with how many similar traits she had with the type of characters Nico loved in previous L Ps. Doesn't help that he never tried to hide his gushing and praising to Haru throughout her entire time she was on-screen.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Sometimes Nico has no idea what a character's gender is from time to time, especially if they look androgynous or even look like the opposite gender.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with Morgana. Nico goes back and forth from thinking Morgana's a boy to thinking he's a girl as far back as his analysis videos for the Persona 5 trailer up to the beginning of Persona 5. Even when it's confirmed In-Universe that Morgana's male, Nico slips up and uses "she" before backtracking when referring to him almost every time. He even lampshades it in episode 44 of his playthrough, admitting that he's kept mistaking Morgana for a girl constantly up to that point.
    • Luka Urushibara is an even more extreme example. Despite being completely aware that he's a boy, Nico keeps accidentally referring to him as a she because of his appearance, voice and having been a girl in the Beta Worldline.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Viva Reverie has really taken Council Of Voices up to the next level; pretty much all the animation in Episode 7 far exceeds anything previously seen in the series, to the point that it even includes sections of full 3D animation!
  • What an Idiot!: As smart as Nico is, he's had his hiccups from time to time.
    • In Kingdom Hearts II, Nico attempts to try the Cave of Remembrance after beating hard optional bosses, thinking he could now take it. He dies a total of 24 times in a row.
    • In his review of Danganronpa 3, he wonders out loud why the atmosphere for the DR2 students' classroom is so mellow and sad in Side:Despair #04, asking if someone had died. A few seconds later, he remembers that both Fuyuhiko's sister and Mahiru's friend HAD died in the previous Despair Arc episode. Nico himself notes how stupid it was for him to forget.
      Nico!Fuyuhiko: I'm sorry, Nico, I guess the death of my little sister doesn't count for anything, does it!?
    • In Investigations 2, Nico suspects in the final case that Simon Keyes is the mastermind manipulating most of the game's events, based on him and Issac Dover having the same color of hair, thus making him Dover's son. Nico's right, but Dover clearly had brown hair (as shown in the picture of him and Gustavia with the younger Horace Knightly and Simon), and Nico's visual oversight leads him to be confused as to why Knightly is Dover's son instead of Simon, despite the police having already delivered Dover's seal to Knightly, his next of kin.
    • When watching the cutscenes of Kingdom Hearts χ, he suggests that Luxu is Master Xehanort (due to him possessing Xehanort's Keyblade), despite the fact that Xehanort's entire goal is to create a Keyblade War in order to know what happened in it, thus he can't have been Luxu as he was commanded to watch the Keyblade War. (Though to be fair, it's not an entirely unreasonable assumption, seeing as Xehanort DOES have a tendency to turn up pretty much everywhere everywhere in the series.) He also apparently seems to think that the game takes place only shortly before Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, since at one point he guesses that Terra, Aqua, and Ventus are among the Dandelions (though he seems to catch himself on at least this later on). The latter example became pretty amusing when, the very next day, the trailer for Union χ was released, ending with Ventus shaking hands with Ephemer.
    • Whenever he blew himself up with his own bombs in Breath of the Wild.
  • The Woobie: The end of Side:Despair #10 had Nico in absolute tears.
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