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  • Acceptable Targets: Media outlets, Wall Street Journal and Vox Media in particular, mostly for their Insane Troll Logic in painting him as an Anti-Semite and/or white supremacist, bordering on slander. They are the source of many jokes concerning this logic as well as their Critical Research Failure concerning some of the facts in their articles.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Innuendos are often intentional, but once he gets scared he spurts some more honest ones.
    • And now we will ride Farsa!note 
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    • Whenever he says "Condemned", it sounds an awful lot like "condom".
    • In one video, Pewds and Marzia were playing Super Smash Bros.. During one match, while she was playing Kirby, Marzia ended up saying "You came in my mouth!" Needless to say, the rest of the match got quite awkward...
    • In an "attempt" to become more inclusive, the bro-fist is sometimes replaced with the sister-fister.
  • Archive Binge: As of mid-2018, there are over 3500 videos on his channel. Happy catching up.
  • Awesome Music: Now with its own page.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: For a brief period of time (emphasis on "brief"), Pewdie tinkered with his Twitter to make it appear like a fake Twitter for Aaron Paul.
  • Broken Base:
    • Some feel that his 2015-onward videos have declined in quality, due to a reduced focus on gameplay and reactions, and more time devoted to "dramatic" intros on nearly every video and greater "weird" humor just for the sake of it. Others believe this was a major improvement that made the channel more entertaining, with some who used to dislike Felix acknowledging it. Felix himself regards this as better content than the days of "sit down and play a game for 15 minutes", much to the dismay of the former camp. He acknowledged this change in his "WHY I DON'T PLAY VIDEO GAMES ANYMORE.." video.
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    • His enforcement of Ho Yay with Jacksepticeye became this for fans, who more or less either find it endearing and amusing because Jack reacts all casually or playing around with it or those who find it incredibly annoying, unfunny, or borderline Stalker Without a Crush since everything for Felix has to be enforced with Jack (especially considering his Twitter most of the time references Jack and even his location setting on there is "jacksetpiceye replied to me on 12/04"). Some however see it as a a small Take That! comedic approach to the Septicpier ship or trying way too hard to make fun of it.
    • His "feud" against T-Series. Some find that the entire fiasco became overblown over time and has overstayed it's welcome, claiming that Pewds himself is exploiting and shamelessly cashing in the situation. Others find it amusing and join in on the fun whether it's done ironically or not.
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    • The lyrics about India's caste system and poverty in "Congratulations". Many thought it might have been a bit too below the belt in a video focusing on T-Series, while some found them to be a funny jab in an already sarcastic video.
  • Discredited Meme: Felix himself put an end to the "Subscribe to Pewdiepie" meme after multiple incidents of it being used to promote hate, taking away the former fun and joy out of the meme.
  • Ear Worm: All of Pewds' songs can be classified as this.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Mr. Chair. While being just a chair, and not doing much except just laying there, fans have responded very well with it, making fanart with his catchphrases. Much of the reason is that Pewdie will call every single chair on every single game "Mr. Chair", making him probably the only character present in almost every Let's Play he makes (because, lets face it, there's probably at least a chair in EVERY video game).
    • His pugs (as acknowledged here).
    • His pet toad, Slippy. His death at the end of 2017 was a major Tear Jerker for many fans.
    • From his 2019 Minecraft Let's Play:
      • Jørgen, the first horse he managed to tame and ride on an adventure. When Pewds accidentally 'kill' the horse, the fandom mourns and the meme flows.
      • Sven, the favorite blue collared dog also deserves a mention. The Subreddit is filled with memes and request for Pewds to save him when Sven got trapped in an underwater cavern he dug.
      • Lastly, Water Sheep Jeb (or jeb_) for all the wrong reasons.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • He and Uber Haxor Nova have garnered some debates over whose Happy Wheels Let's Play is better. Same goes with whose Amnesia LP is better: PewDiePie's or Tobuscus's. The rivalry exploded when Nova did a short-lived Slender playthrough.
    • One started between PewDiePie fans and Retsupurae fans, due to the latter making a video criticizing the former. A majority of the discussion brought about by the rivalry takes place on the Retsupurae videos.
    • Felix really doesn't like these debates, and went out of his way to tell his fans to stop the petty fandom fights.
      "Who is the best YouTuber? No one gives a shit..."
    • This tends to happen when Felix plays an indie game, instigating a Newbie Boom. Generally, the original fanbases tend to dislike the overwhelming presence of PewDiePie fans. See "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" below for details.
    • He also made a video where he played 3 free games, not knowing about Nerd³'s 3 Free Games series which was essentially the same concept. Felix addressed this retrospectively in the video's description.
      "So I didn't know Nerdcubed had a similar series a while ago. And even if I did, what's the big deal?"
  • Fountain of Memes: There is lots of meme-worthy content in his videos. It doesn't help that he's extremely quotable, as well. See here.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Felix's video on Bear Simulator, which mainly consists of him bad-mouthing the game, became a lot sourer in people's mouths after news got out that the developer of the game had decided to quit making games because of "drama" from the game. Although Felix claims he must not have been the only factor, and the developer didn't directly mention him, a lot of people still hugely attributed the developer quitting to him.
    • Many of Felix's earlier gaming videos and playthroughs became this in light of his "Forced Positivity on YouTube" video where he explains that he faked much of his enthusiasm because he figured that many people on YouTube were drawn to positivity, admitting that it was exhausting at times to keep it up, especially with games he didn't enjoy. Needless to say, it made his shying away from gaming content make a lot more sense.
    • The "Subscribe to PewDiePie" meme became a lot less funny when a gunman referenced it right before committing a livestreamed terror attack at a mosque in New Zealand.
    • "Congratulations" has a line saying he's about "to cause a genocide so you can call me [Hitler]". The song was made in December 2018 and the line mocks comparisons between him and Hitler, but if he had made it after the New Zealand shooting (when it was released), he probably would've avoided references to him causing any type of genocide.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the video "In my defense...", in which Pewds talks about clickbait media and his situation, Pewds outright predicts that 2017 is the year that's going to go bad for him. Ouch.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of his Pewds Does Everything videos, his inspirational message is that the next time you drop your ice cream, "YOU PICK IT UP AND YOU EAT IT!" In Marzia's spring 2014 vlog, Pewdie is enjoying some ice cream... when he drops it.
  • Ho Yay: Now with its own page.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient:
    • Getting Ben Shapiro to host Meme Review.
    • Elon Musk hosting another meme review with Justin Roiland.
    • His 2019 playthrough of Minecraft, his first real gaming playthrough in years and a major case of Revisiting the Roots. Many fans, old and new, were drawn in by Felix's reactions to all the new content since he last played. Felix himself would be surprised at how much he was genuinely enjoying the game, to the point where he would spend hours on and off-camera playing the game.
      Felix (near the end of part 7): I've been playing for 2 hours. (starts chuckling) And I still have so much to do! (laughs)
  • Hype Aversion: A number of people choose not to watch him because of the way his fans idolize him, in addition to being the most subscribed channel.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: When PewDiePie plays obscure games, they tend to explode in popularity. Fans of those games don't take it too well. Usually this is in fear of the Lowest Common Denominator of the Bros joining their communities and multiplayer sessions.
  • Memetic Badass: If there's something that everyone knows about Sven, is that he takes many Creeper explosion in the face and tanks it.
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Ao Oni wants to sleep with you.
    • Piggeh, who seemingly wants to molest everyone.
    • The Bros, as one video said: "There you are, cheese-tits! Now KISS ME!"
  • Memetic Mutation: Has page here.
  • Memetic Psychopath: From his Minecraft lets plays, Jeb (or jeb_) is seen by the fandom as a sadistic schemer. It says that he smirks in joy everytime Sven or Joergen got into trouble.
  • Misaimed Fandom: A select few fans and outsiders seem to be under the impression that Pewdiepie actually hates T-Series and is accusing them of cheating their way to number 1. Pewds and his friends have had to clarify that it's all just in good fun, and while a few jokes have some basis in reality, it's nothing to be angry about.
  • Moe: Sven, the dog that Pewds managed to tame in his new Minecraft lets play can be this.
  • Nausea Fuel: The disgusting jelly bean challenge video, in which Pewds plays a rage game and has to eat a bean every time he dies, with the bean either being a nice flavor or a nasty flavor (for example, white could be coconut or baby wipes). He ends up eating a lot of bad ones, and it gets to the point where he gags severely and almost vomits on camera. However, something does come out of his mouth, which is then ever so graciously shown in a slow-motion close-up.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Now with its own page.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • His rape jokes. Despite making a video apologizing and promising to never make them again, people won't let him forget it in a "You should really feel bad about that" kind of way.
    • If there's one other thing he'll never live down, it would be bad handshakes.
      Pewds: We all had a bad handshake at some point in our life, okay? The problem with me is I'll never forget it. I remember every single detail. I'll wake up in the middle of the night with cold sweat and be like "Fuck! Why did I fuck up that handshake?".
    • Getting dropped by Disney and Google after posting videos that were perceived to be anti-Semitic as far back as August 2016, most egregiously the video that started it all. This even resulted in Scare PewDiePie getting cancelled.
    • Saying the N-word uncensored on a live stream, at a time when YouTube had barely recovered from The Adpocalypse, in part started by his infamous Fiverr request he paid for and reacted to.
  • Nightmare Retardant: The main appeal of videos, turning normally horrific moments into gut-busting laughter, whether it be his Consuela-esc female voice acting, his hilarious reactions to being scared, or just his general wackiness.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Can this video get 1 million dislikes?
  • Older Than They Think: An unprecedentedly popular Youtube-based Let's Player whose wacky antics, comedic presentation, and high-pitched voice have set new trends in the Let's Play format, attracted a surge of imitators, and created a mass dichotomy of those who think he's funny and those who think he's just annoying. Wait, are we talking about Pewdie, or DeceasedCrab?
  • Periphery Demographic: PewDiePie has a lot of young fans, even though his actual videos aren't completely PG.
    • Invoked with the 9 year old moniker. Initially, it's a slander presented by Alinity to insult Pewds primary audience being at the age range of 9 to 12 years old. Needless to say, Pewds and the fanbase ran wild with it.
      "I'm starting to find it weird that I've been 9 for 9 years"
  • Sacred Cow: The "Bro Army" tends to get pretty defensive against people who raise slight negative feedback, thought it become less and less so as the fanbase grows.
  • Self-Fanservice: While Felix isn't unattractive by any means, he's not the typical Bishōnen he's usually depicted as in fanart either.
  • Special Effect Failure: His attempt to do a Double Vision here is obvious.
  • Squick: Several of his jokes are dripping with this.
    • When Piggy stops simply yelling "I'm Pumped".
    • Follow the period! It's what his mom always said.
    • When fans recommended to let him watch a certain infamous "YOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" anime, this is his entire reaction.
  • Unexpected Character: The cohosts for meme review were often already famous people rising to meme status, such as Ben Shapiro, Elon Musk, Justin Roiland, and Mr. Beast with his crew. Then you get “Blue shirt kid”, a random kid who got interviewed for the T-Series rivalry, and rose in meme status on the subreddit, but basically had nothing else that would make him big enough for Meme Review.
  • Unfortunate Implications: "Bitch Lasagna" has the line "I'm a blue-eyes white dragon while you're just dark magician". This references the Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters,note  but some observers think he's mocking Indian people's skin color. Funny enough, this seemed to be mocked in his subreddit before it was used as ammo unironically.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Pewd's cover of "Hej Hej Monika" is going to make the song more likely known as some kind of DDLC parody song rather than a one-hit-wonder from 2004. His cover not only dwarfs an earlier posting of the song by almost 9X, but the Kizuna AI channel did a cover of the song, outright saying it was inspired by Felix.
  • What an Idiot!: Even some of his fans mentioned that his way of replying to Retsupurae's parody wasn't a smart move, given his use of the Don't Like, Don't Read argument and the infamous comment implying that he was Only in It for the Money. He himself admitted that it was a stupid thing to say and apologized for it.
  • The Woobie:
    • Timmy, the son from Happy Wheels, who gets blown up, shredded, impaled, yelled at, and forgotten on an alarmingly frequent basis.
    • The Pewdie clone in the Charlie Charlie Challenge. All he wanted to do was help the challenge, and he got yelled at, forced to leave, and repeatedly called a "fucking idiot". All strung together by some marvelous acting on Felix's behalf.


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