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  • Adorkable:
    • ShiddyKat's complete and endearing ignorance towards video games in general in slowbeef's Wifestream series could be seen as this.
    • Blister and his corny jokes during the Metroid Prime series for sure.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: He is fond of doing it. Many of these examples are from the Metroid series.
    • Ridley seems to be the favorite target of slowbeef and co-commentators. He's a forum troll, Final Fantasy VI fan, mall cop, train engineer and enthusiast, sitcom star, overworked voice actor, rock collector, owner of his own hotel/resort/casino, guest commentator Vicas's boss, General Ironicus' fiancee, and Ferr's grandmother — all with a screechy Joisey accent.
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    • The Lava Clam (Fan Nickname of the Puddle Spore in Metroid Prime) invoked is an Expy of Eeyore.
    • From Metroid Prime 2:
    • In the Super Metroid Justin Bailey LP, Samus is a Valley Girl/Stripper, Crocomire an Otaku shut-in, Draygon an Overprotective Dad/adulterer and Ridley is a forum troll who's also into online dating.
    • In Metroid Fusion, Adam is a Giver of Lame Names.
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    • During the LP of Dead to Rights, he said that this was how "Slate Views the World" when the NPCs were all named "Target".
    • In the Dead to Rights: Retribution LP, slowbeef interprets Shadow as a demon dog who can teleport, and Jack as an Unreliable Narrator telling his story in every single detail to Faith.
  • Arc Fatigue: The length of the Metroid Prime trilogy takes its toll on him. When he manages to get Proteus4994 to guest on a Corruption video, many of his comments are incredulous that slowbeef is still playing it.
  • Base-Breaking Character: ShiddyKat, slowbeef's wife. Some people love her for her snarky wit and interactions with slowbeef, other people find her significant lack of video game metaknowledge and skill irritating and wish slowbeef would stop bringing her into his streams.
  • Bizarro Episode: In this video the commentary turns into a heated Mac vs. PC debate between slowbeef and guest Proteus4994, respectively.
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  • Can't Un-Hear It: slowbeef's Ridley voice is this for quite a few fans.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The final episode of Dark Souls. After he was harassed through the whole LP over his accidental killing of Eingyi, slowbeef goes back to Quelaag's Sister in New Game+ after getting the Old Witch's Ring. He listens to her dialogue, and then clubs her and Eingyi to death with the Demon's Great Hammer.
  • Discredited Meme: Zig Zagged Trope. Slowbeef mentions in a Retsutalk that he's starting to get sick of the Ridley voice; when he uses it again in an informal "race" of Super Metroid and Ragny calls him out on this, Slowbeef's response is (still in the Ridley voice, of course): "Screw that!"
  • Heartwarming Moments: Quite a few in his Policenauts screenshot LP
    • Finding that Marc Laidlaw snuck in a reference to his pal Dave_o during a conversation the player has with the character Dave Forrest. Slowbeef had asked about it but figured there was nowhere it would fit in. It did have the side effect of Slowbeef forever thinking of Dave having Dave_o's voice.
    • Meeting and taking a photo with a Jonathan Ingram cosplayer at PAX. Especially Slowbeef's glee at finding that said cosplayer even had Jonathan's badge, cigarette and the photo of Jonathan and Lorraine (although he wasn't allowed to bring the gun.)
    • His special thanks to everyone in the thread and his especial thanks to Artemio Urbina for being the center of the Policenauts Translation Project to begin with.
    • His hope that Hideo Kojima will give a nod to, or at least know about said translation.
    • Slowbeef manages to not get terribly attached to most of the doomed cast of Dark Souls, but when he realizes that he has to fight and kill Knight Solaire, his reaction is "The second half of Dark Souls sucks!" It's very easy to tell that he was genuinely upset by it.
    • Pretty much any time he talks about his daughter. His Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism 1cc stream has him turning the game's story into a bedtime story for his daughter.
    • This moment from his Earthbound LP.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the Metroid Prime Let's Play, Diabetus jokingly says he'd like to see Samus in Dead or Alive. Then came the news of a Metroid themed stage in Dead or Alive: Dimensions.
    • At one point Diabetus points out that they're getting the Grapple Beam awfully late, considering Samus started the game with it. "You've beaten Metroid Prime! Your prize: the Grapple Beam!" Compare this with the way Power Bombs are actually treated in Metroid: Other M (unavailable until you're literally in the belly of the Final Boss).
    • Also, Other M's reveal that hearing Ridley's voice is enough to turn Zebesians, among other creatures, violent. Yeah, we can see why.
    • Another one is Slowbeef predicting that the Phazon suit will do a Venom-type thing and turn into an evil version of Samus that you have to fight. Guess what the Metroid Prime uses to turn itself into Dark Samus.
    • Diabetus has a rather uncanny ability to make jokey predictions that turn out at least partially true.
    • Near the end of the first Prime game, slowbeef, Diabetus, and Vicas make jokes about Samus getting malware. Come Sanctuary in Echoes, she does get malware.
    • His comments on Other M become hilarious, since he did a Retsupurae of the Compilation Movie unlocked after beating the game.
    • While Diabetus is struggling with a boss in his Metroid Fusion LP (which was recorded during slowbeef's Metroid Prime LP) slowbeef smugly points out that he hasn't died three times to a boss yet. This is true until the Dark Aurora Unit which takes him six tries to kill.
    • In the LP of the first Dead to Rights, the duo have a lot of fun interpreting Jack Slate as a bloodthirsty sociopath. In Dead to Rights: Retribution, that's pretty much his canon personality.
    • In Dead to Rights: Retribution, both slowbeef and Diabetus joke about the game being a harsh satire of modern military shooters. Just a year later, Spec Ops: The Line would do exactly that.
  • Just Here For Ridley: After the Corruption LP was uploaded to YouTube, the most watched video by far is the Omega Ridley battle, with five times the hits of the videos immediately before and after it. There are also minor peaks for the Meta Ridley fight in the first game and the Amorbis fight in the second.
  • Memetic Badass: His portrayal of Shadow in the Dead to Rights games due to his ability to tear mooks apart and ability to do just about anything Jack tells him to.
  • Memetic Mutation: One particularly humorous death in Dark Souls.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Arguably Toffile, who made his first Metroid Prime LP appearance as a straight man to Khad. His appearances in the Echoes LP were far better, as he served as a knowledgeable and effective guide while telling enough straight-faced lies to make "Toffile lied!" a Running Gag. However...
  • The Scrappy: Khad, according to slowbeef. He was unfortunate enough to make his debut in the Metroid Prime LP in a video that ran through a gamut of technical difficulties. In fact, around 80% of the video is composed of Khad complaining about his audio and slowbeef hurling insults at him.
  • Squick: As explained in supplemental parts of his Policenauts LP, he had this feeling when learning about how the player character could grope various women throughout the game, including Ed Brown's "young adult" daughter. It almost got to the point he considered quitting the project. Eventually it turned out it wasn't as bad as he feared and he decided to press on with programming the translation anyhow, feeling it wasn't his place to decide what players can and can't see.
  • Spoiled by the Format: The Omega Pirate battle in Metroid Prime begins with about eighteen minutes left into the video, and brings him and Samus close to death with a good eight minutes left. Omega Pirate dies two minutes later. The last six minutes are blank filler inserted just to subvert the trope.
    Diabetus: You've created the most suspenseful Let's Play ever.
    • Comes up when slowbeef occasionally uses post-commentary for boss fights in his Bloodbourne playthrough, where Diabetus will point out that the very fact that they're doing post-commentary is a dead giveaway that this will be the successful attempt at it, noting how weird it would be if this wasn't the successful run.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: As discussed in one of ProtonJon's LPs, Slowbeef's Ridley voice is now known to some people unaware of where it comes from (an exaggerated version of Ricardo Irving's voice from Resident Evil 5). One likely cause is its frequent use in Retsupurae videos hosted on YouTube, while the Metroid LPs remained on less-traveled video hosting sites until 2013.
  • The Woobie: Torvus Bog puts him through the wringer, big time.

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