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For the Let's Play series by JoshJepson and AttackingTucans:

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  • Awesome Music:
    • The dubstep music in the intros of the episodes. Especially Galaxy.
    SUPER MARIO GAAalaaaxyyy... BLAST OFF!
    • The last episode of Sunshine Versus 2 has an extended version of its intro. AttackingTucans isn't a bad rapper, we learn.
    • While audience reaction has usually been mixed when it comes to the parody songs Tyler creates for the Wind Waker Versus, general consensus is that the cover of Thrift Shop is this trope. Even Josh comments to this effect in one episode.
  • Broken Base:
    • When Community Versus was officially cancelled, the "final episode" was put up on the same day that Tyler already said he would put up the next Wind Waker HD music video. Said music video went up several hours later, and this caused some fans to get angry about the video "stealing Dmax's spotlight" (as Dmax was the one hosting Community Versus and the finale marked his departure from the Versus channel). Other people remarked how those people were overreacting, seeing as the Community Versus finale wasn't being taken down and the music video had already been promised to go up that day.
    • It got worse when one of Dmax's friends posted an image of Dmax's reaction (warning: explicit language), along with explaining that Tyler had apparently been holding on to the finale for months and not put it out for reasons not stated. In the end, both sides ended up looking pretty bad, Tyler due to his silence on the issue and poor scheduling and Dmax for his... less than calm reaction.
    • Josh's laugh is either beloved or annoying to listen to.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Tyler's pretty out of control through the whole thing, and Josh also has his fun at times.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Chuggaaconroy. He has a fanbase in every race, despite never even appearing in them.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • A light, non-hostile example, and it's invoked. Viewers are told to be on "Team AttackingTucans" or "Team JoshJepson" at the end of the first episode, and not to switch afterward. Then there's "Team Chuggaaconroy".
    • Again in Galaxy: The Tuclan or Bellezbitches. And this time, there are four Dork Horse Candidates, including Chuggaa and Josh.
    • A less lighthearted example: after the Community Versus issue mentioned under Broken Base, we now have people siding with Versus and considering Dmax (along with his various friends trying to defend him) to be an enemy, while some are with Dmax and have more or less departed Versus. After some time, with Dmax and the others seeming hostile towards Versus, they appear to be mostly patched up, with them having amicable interactions on livestreams and in comment sections.
  • Fan Nickname: Matsuda's character is called "Balisong" by some fans, due to his wild antics with his Butterfly knife.
  • First Installment Wins: Super Mario Sunshine Versus and Super Mario 64 Versus. No matter which you prefer the most, Josh and Tyler make the perfect duo for these projects.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Game Grumps.
  • Funny Moments: Here.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Here.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Tyler's Ho Yay moments and the numerous jokes fans have made regarding him have become this with the reveal that Tyler actually is gay.
  • Ho Yay: Part of their sense of humor. Enough moments to fill up a constitution.
  • It Was His Sled: If you've watched the Ocarina of Time Versus before watching any of the others, you would learn that Tyler lost every single versus up to that point.
  • Unexpected Character: A few examples.
    • NintendoCapriSun for "Megaman Versus": Seeing as how Tyler's previous opponents were all either vulgar or energetic, the calm and quiet Tim was quite the surprise.
    • ProtonJon for "Super Mario 64 4-Way Versus": Previous guests have shown to be good friends of both Tyler and Josh, but to the public, Jon hasn't interacted with them outside of The Runaway Guys projects (and, in Josh's case, their Tri Force Heroes playing with Tom Fawkes). Not to mention his personality is vastly different from the usual Versus fare.
    • When a 2-on-2 versus for Subspace Emissary was announced, and Tyler's partner was his roommate Squillistipated, people expected Josh's partner to be his wife Brooke or another friend of his. Brutalmoose came basically out of nowhere.

Super Mario Sunshine Versus

  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Not from this playthrough, but Josh's "it's not supposed to go at an angle" from his original LP of Mario Sunshine is referenced.
    • Josh saying that he eats old men is referenced in The Runaway Guys, in a video that does not otherwise involve him.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Just as Josh beat Bowser, Tyler on his half of the screen lost a life in Corona Mountain.

Super Mario Galaxy Versus


Luigi's Mansion Versus

  • Nightmare Fuel: Episode 5. After Josh dies in the game, his screen turns to static, and we don't hear from him for the rest of the episode.

Super Mario 64 Versus

  • Critical Research Failure: Tyler saying that Super Mario 64 was the fourth Mario game.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Episode 5, Tyler made an impassioned rant about the Wii U, berating everyone who said the console was doomed to fail and insisting its sales would get much better once some high-quality games actually came out for it. This was later proven wrong, as even after several highly anticipated titles were released, the Wii U had still sold by far the least units of any of Nintendo's home consoles note .
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: Josh got this in episode 4 for bashing multiple of the 3D Sonic the Hedgehog games, and then saying even the classic games were horrible to an extent.

Ocarina of Time Versus

  • Jerkass Woobie: Josh in Part 14. The way he acts in the episode, especially to Tyler who was winning (who lampshades this fact since he wasn't acting upset before) ...but then he dies to Twinrova and the way he just says "I got a Game Over..." sounds like his will to go on got shattered... and then Tyler starts gloating about it.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Averted; the different format was generally well-received, especially with Tyler and Josh's justifications for it.

Super Monkey Ball Versus

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Late into the episode as the two approach the end of Advanced, Josh said that it would be cool if there were custom levels. A few years later, people started making custom levels for the original games which would eventually evolve into custom level packs. One could wonder if there would ever be a Versus of notable custom level packs such as Monkeyed Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball 651, and Super Monkey Ball Gaiden. In fact, prior to this episode, Banana Splitz actually did have a custom level feature but the result of that was rather... mixed, to say the least.

Banjo Kazooie Versus

  • Broken Base: Not actually in the versus itself, but related to it; in the comments of the Super Smash Bros. Melee - Classic Mode Versus, Josh posted a comment seemingly raging at the people who kept complaining about Banjo Kazooie Versus's lack of consistent updates, bringing up how he was trying to take a break and spend time with family. This caused several fans to reply, showing displeasure at him "showing [his] true colors" and referring to the complaining fans as "fucking annoying", saying that the fans were just curious and not trying to be annoying. Other fans replied with laughter, taking it all as a snarky joke (which makes sense coming from Josh, though obviously if it's a joke, it doesn't come across too well in text). Still more fans replied to those on either of the aforementioned sides, starting arguments about how the other side was true.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Episode 10, they jokingly have the idea to do Banjo-Kazooie Versus in the first place. Then they decide that if they want to play games competitively, they should play Super Mario Sunshine again (before employing kayfabe to say they hadn't done a Versus series of the game). Later that year, they would actually have a Mario Sunshine rematch.

Sonic Adventure 2 Versus

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: During a particular level in episode 10, Tyler and Reese suddenly start playing the kazoo out of nowhere.

Super Luigi U Versus

  • Broken Base: Tyler's victory was soured by the fact that he missed a star coin in the final level, breaking one of the main rules they put in place. They talked about it later and decided the winner would get to keep his title, making the fans absolutely berserk, accusing the winner of cheating and breaking the rules. This even continued well into the loser's challenge, to the point " Tyler didn't win" was almost a Madness Mantra.

Wind Waker Versus

  • What an Idiot!:
    • Tyler just makes screw-up after screw-up in the finale, and as a result loses the Versus by less than a minute. Especially bad is when he accidentally jumps off the rafters before the final battle and has to climb back up.
    • Josh, in Episode 9 (The Savage Labyrinth), had accidentally went into the light that takes him back to the entrance, meaning he had to go through the whole thing again, so Tyler paused the game so he could catch up. Later in the episode, he does it again.

Splatoon Versus

  • Spoiled by the Format: In the finale, some attentive viewers were able to predict the winner because the game audio (which usually signifies whoever's ahead) stayed on Tyler's side the whole time, despite him falling behind at one point.

For the film:

  • Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack counts.
  • Complete Monster: An unnamed necromancer seeks the power of the Forest of Resurrection. In his first attempt to obtain the power, he kills his own brother and a female seer. For 400 years, he bides his time and waits for his nemeses to reincarnate so he use them in his plans. He eventually becomes a Yakuza boss, credited as "The Man", who buries all the people he kills so he can use them as his attack force. By the time of the film's events, he's killed enough people to form a small army. He ends up luring his reincarnated brother into the Forest, killing a lot of his goons in the process. It is eventually revealed that the plan is to kill his brother, have the girl resurrect him, kill him again and use the resurrected blood to open the 444th portal to the afterlife and Take Over the World. He fails, but continues his quest so obsessively that he destroys civilization.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A cop missing his right hand? Gruesome. Ordering the guy who cut it off to give it back? Moderately funny. Complaining when the hand he gets turns out to be a left hand? Hilarious.
  • Ho Yay: After shooting one of the other yakuza, the yakuza with the glasses (played by Kazuhito Ohba) gets a very suggestive hug from Kenji Matsuda's character. While Ohba's character was visibly disturbed over the shooting, Matsuda's was a notably uncaring character, mocking, shooting and slicing up their other companions for kicks. The tender way he speaks to Ohba at that point comes as quite a surprise to the viewer, who by then is more used to his sarcastically cold way of speaking.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The movie is like this as far as its acting, plot, and setting go. The action scenes, however, are spectacular. Another hallmark of it being So Bad, It's Good is that the commentary features the director, the producer, and three of the actors, and they were probably all drunk when they recorded it. Japanese B movies seem to have an incredible ability to take a really silly premise, fill it with gore then play everything without a hint of irony.
  • Special Effect Failure: The film has a few scenes that fall under this trope, such as The Man's decapitation. Thankfully and fortunately rectified in The Ultimate Versus.

Alternative Title(s): Super Mario Sunshine Versus