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  • Accidental Innuendo:
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: raocow has been described as a friendly Eldritch Abomination by his fans and not as "Samuel Tanguay".
    • He's reinterpreted X as constantly dependent on Alia's guidance for the smallest of inconveniences, while Alia is a cold-blooded assassin with no qualms about killing anyone and Dr. Cain only speaks in borderline Pokémon Speak where he interjects his own name in place of every noun. Middy is interpreted as somebody's self-insert OC and treats him as the Gary Stu-type that all the characters inexplicably love.
  • Arc Fatigue:
    • His Fantasy Explorer Nitroid went on for quite a while.
    • This plagued a lot of his 2011/2012 videos.
    • His MaGLX2 playthrough didn't seem to ever end, clocking on an impressive 170 videos.
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    • Distorted Travesty 3 lasted around 160 videos. Some were getting rather impatient for the series ending by that point.
  • Archive Binge: Over 6500 videos across three video hosting websites. Have fun.
    • As of 29 May '13, he has over 3k videos on Youtube alone.
    • As far as individual projects are concerned, raocow's "All the Mega Men" series covers the series and has more than 560 total videos.
  • Can't Un-Hear It: His voice for Marisa, despite the hilarious Vocal Dissonance. It's exactly the same as his Bowser voice.
    • He somehow makes Nitori sound not unlike Goofy.
  • Ear Worm: When he starts singing to the level music, he is an Ear Worm God.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • The toy duck that raocow would occasionally squeak during videos became surprisingly popular, to the point that when it suddenly disappeared, hordes of fans started asking where it went.
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    • raocow himself is arguably this for the LP Community. While he hasn't achieved nearly the success of other LP channels, he's been around since the inception of the genre and still makes videos for the fans that support him and out of genuine fun.
    • After many years, raocow eventually changed his avatar to the Carefree Melody charm from Hollow Knight after all the times it saved him during the game.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In his video for 75th place for Vanilla Contest '10, he states that he is glad his cat is not there.note 
    • The tags for MKM vid 20 count not guest-featuring gaston the cat
    • raocow's "hack" with Demo (Not to be confused with A Super Mario Thing, which was a collaboration project by Talkhaus), was this hack called "What the Hell?" Well guess who the Chargin' Chucks were?
  • Growing the Beard: raocow gets through his first LP with a straight-laced demeanour instead of his current wacky self. He starts to get into the swing by his second LP, and the rest is history.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • It's Hard, So It Sucks!: Not from raocow himself, but a good chunk of his fanbase have a tendency to immediately bash the game raocow is LPing as soon as he starts having major trouble with it, even when he admits that it's his fault he's doing badly (which he eventually brings up).
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "I hope I win!" note  While not originating from raocow, it's probably safe to say he made it more popular.
    • "It is now canon that..." A Super Mario Bros X Thing, after a level prominently featuring "Etude No. 12 (Alegro con Fuoco)", included the statement that "It is now canon that Demo enjoys classical music." This led to many fans arbitrarily declaring that something about Demo is now canon.
    • "I'm really good at videogames!" which he says, whenever he dies a not-so-smart death, such as jumping into an easily dodgeable spike.
    • His LP of cat planet involved much repeating of the title, therefore: cat planet cat planet cat planet planet cat cat planet cat planet....
    • "Thank for play", originating from an engrish-tastic end-of-level message from a Super Mario World level contest, to which raocow replied "Thank you for make".
      • Before that, the phrase was a staple of the Karoshi series, which Raocow would later LP.
  • Moe:
    • If raocow was the exact same person except for also being an adorable young girl, he would be the most famous person on the internet. Also most stalked.
    • In the animations at least, some people have said this about Demo.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: His laugh is so infectious, especially when he laughs really hysterically.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: The first level he makes with the Super Mario Bros. X level editor, murder death place zone, is based around a net with the same chasing AI a Boo would have. And then there's DemoWare, which uses the level editor to its full potential.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Most of his Copy Kitty ranting is grade-A hilarity. Then he gets to the fight against Exgal, and it turns into a mix of hilarious and unnerving.
    • "This is the story of a guy who quits history..." What the fuck?
    • In the seventh Super Cat Planet video, his quest to find all the black cats leads him into a hidden area with black backgrounds, white outlines, no music, and basically nothing in it. Well, nothing except for three black cats and a giant cat skull that transforms the angel into some freaky-looking lich thing. The things the cats say don't help matters, either:
      "You shouldn't be here."
      "It's all gone."
      "Don't leave us."
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: The first three episodes of the GMC Jam 16 series.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:
  • The Woobie:
    • The nature of raocow's usual commentary means it's quite apparent when something actually begins to break him. Silent raocow is one of the most heart-wrenchingly sad things you will ever hear. You want to reach over the Internet and give him a cookie or something.
      • Sometimes his silence simply means he's concentrating on a particularly hard segment, though.
    • His woobieness reaches new heights in this video. He just sounds so...dejected.
    • His cat died on June 25, 2010. In this video he sounds like he's sobbing in the background.
    • The Sad Video
    • In this episode of SMWCP, he sets a woobie record. Usually, when he dies at the hands of a rather unfair level, you'll hear him swear in his native French or occasionally a moan or grunt of frustration. In this video (except for one emotional outburst) all of his frustrations are vented through strained, painful whining. It's like watching a kitten fail.
    • This episode of "New! SMW2 Yoshi's Island" (Which is a pretty hard game itself) has also pissed raocow off quite a bit to putting him in a really angry and sad mood. It's pretty painful for him to watch a playthrough of level (Which was actually revised by YoshiFan because he thought the other level before was too easy for an Extra level) where EXACT and precise timing is required, along with unexpected traps that someone playing before wouldn't be aware of.
      "That was the most unfun piece of crap that I've ever played in memory"

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