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  • 8.8: While Vinny isn't a reviewer per se, he'll occasionally give his opinion on a game, especially if it's at the end of a long-running series. His opinions are generally moderate even if it's obvious he really liked (or disliked) a particular game, which causes some of his fans to lambast him for not worshipping a game or labeling it the spawn of Satan himself. Vinny is often aware of this and tends not to "review" the games he plays as a result, knowing full well the sheer amount of negative attention he gets when he does so. Even then, he'll still get flak for anything he says, such as:
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake: He generally liked the game, but he wasn't blown away by it like he expected to be, and didn't really know what to make of the game's twist ending. Naturally, people put words in his mouth and assumed that he meant he hated the game. Even when the playthrough was ongoing, seeing people take absolutist interpretations of Vinny's responses to various things about the game was common enough to become the subject of mockery by both Vinny and less impulsive viewers, carrying over the "he HATES/LOVES it" meme from Jerma985's fanbase.
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    • Cyberpunk 2077: His first ever video for the game was a silent montage of Good Bad Bugs and Wreaking Havok moments. Subsequently, he spends several minutes in the first proper stream of the game explaining that he was just screwing around and intentionally finding glitches. Despite Vinny's total silence in the montage, people thought he was jumping on the game's hate bandwagon, leading him to have to repeatedly clarify his intentions on-stream after the video was uploaded.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Not a question of if it happens, but when. Streamers say things the chat will eagerly pick up. Members of the chat will always take a screenshot of another's... questionable post when necessary. In many cases, these will be cleverly cropped.
  • Adaptation Displacement:
    • While it's become less of an issue as time goes on (due to things like the increasing prevalence of full stream channels), many people who only frequent YouTube are unaware of the streams and think that Vinesauce is just highlight videos. In particular, many are unaware that most Vinesauce-produced content consists of relatively straightforward playthroughs of games and that things like Vinny's game corruptions and Joel's virtual machine destructions are actually quite infrequent.
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    • Several of Vinny's characters are more well known for appearing in his Tomodachi Life streams than their original appearances. On TV Tropes, before the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life series received its own pages, those characters' sections on the Vinesauce character page covered their incarnations from that series exclusively, and they didn't reappear on the main Vinesauce character page until after that series had ended.
    • Upon the emergence of SiIvaGunner, many people know and recognize Grand Dad from that channel rather than the streams the bootleg originated from.
    • According to Joel, the amount of edits and remixes that his Duwang Dub got over the years ultimately resulted in a large chunk of people being unaware that it was originally his work, inevitably surprising them once they find out.
  • Archive Panic:
    • The average streamer will stream for at least one hour each session, and most go for at least three or four hours (the ones on a less strict schedule, like Ima or Jen, will stream for the entire day if they can), so catching up on anything missed live is a doozy, and newer fans don't even bother and just watch the highlight videos (which leads to things like Discredited Meme usage). Fortunately, since streams are generally less content-dense than something like a Let's Play, it's pretty easy to put one on in the background while doing something else without missing too much. Another problem is that a few streamers don't archive their streams, and Twitch's VOD deletion system means that it's very easy to miss out on one of their streams forever.
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    • Vinebooru has over thirty thousand pieces of art (the first of which is a picture of a ferret uploaded by Direboar in 2013, likely to test the system), and it's not slowing down anytime soon. Looking for a specific piece of art can be tough, though it became a bit easier when the old Booru was replaced with one with a more efficient tagging system. Oh, and there's even more fan art on outside sources like DeviantArt.
    • From its inception in 2015 to its end in 2021, Vinny's Art Corner segments managed to amass 1,570 parts, each wildly variable in length depending on the circumstances of their recording. As such, anyone wishing to binge the whole "series" best have a lot of free time on their hands.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • After dealing with a prolonged Broken Base about the connotations behind the Shovelware Showcase segment and the inclusion of actually good licensed games in it (owing to the fact that the games for each segment are sent in by viewers rather than himself), Vinny decided to retool the idea by opting for more neutrally-named variants, which generally see much less debate as a result.
    • Vinny renamed "Grab Bag Garbage" to "Grab Bag Gamble" after acknowledging that not all of the games seen in this series are "garbage".
    • He later renamed "Failed Mascots" to "Forgotten Mascots" for similar reasons, albeit lampshading it by having the "Failed" part crossed out.
    • Also paralleling the above, Vinny renamed the "Trio of Trash" segment to "Trio of Treasure" to acknowledge that some games submitted for those segments were actually pretty good, while others could still be regarded as "treasures" for the exact opposite reason.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Happens a lot, especially during Vinny's run of The Fantastic Game, as well as other games like it (he has referred to such games as "the egglike genre" due to that specific game's apparent egg obsession).
    • The Vineteam as a whole treat Joel's channel hijacking as one of these, believing that trying to discuss it in the future would still give the hijacker the attention he wanted.
    • In a similar vein, Vinny is also trying to turn the Jefferson County, WA emergency alert system hijacking as one of these, as the perpetrator specifically did it to advertise Vinesauce. At first he didn't believe it and went into his usual Self-Deprecation shenanigans (telling everyone it's not worth subscribing to his channel), but as soon as someone in his chat confirmed it on Twitter, he immediately stopped addressing it in any way, shape or form. Given that it's a criminal offense whose most lenient penalty is five years in prison, it's a fairly reasonable reaction.
  • Broken Base: Bound to happen with such a variety of people at the helm...
    • Between people who prefer Chatango for Vinesauce streams and Twitch chat for Vinesauce streams. Some say Chatango is the "true and proper" Vinesauce chat, while others call it an unmanageable pool of chat wars, preferring Twitch for having mods and being less chaotic. As of the switch to multiple streamer channels, the Chatango has been almost entirely replaced by Twitch chats and now only serves as a standard chatroom, so the argument has mostly become moot.
    • Undertale is especially controversial to the Vinesauce viewership, though more-so the streams of the game than it itself. Many people complained and tried to backseat Joel when he went through the game in 2015, which created a huge rip between how people thought he was supposed to play. While this is not a situation unique to Vinesauce, it did have lasting effects on the channel, including Joel instating new rules to avoid a fiasco similar to it in the future. While it's almost unanimously agreed that the backseating went way too far, there are arguments to whom was to blame, the chat or the actual Undertale fanbase. Another factor that makes it controversial is how Vinny goes about avoiding the game, for example, how sarcastic and dramatic he was at the reveal of Undertale for Nintendo Switch. Some say he's justified that he doesn't care about it but others argue that he doesn't need to be so in-your-face about it.
  • "Common Knowledge":
    • People who only watch the YouTube highlights tend to think that Vinny does corruptions and segments about weird/unusual games far more than he actually does. Both only occur on Sundays, and corruptions in particular are limited to monthly occurrences; Vinny's usual streaming output actually consists of standard game playthroughs.
    • Many think Joel does his computer destructions frequently. He actually only does them about once a year, and only for special occasions at that (usually the charity streams, as of 2014).
    • Many people think the two most popular streamers (Vinny and Joel) are the only streamers period and will only bring them up in conversations, much to the dismay of the streamers and more knowledgeable fans.
    • Some newer fans who have discovered the stream post-Full Sauce are unaware that Vappy manages the Full Sauce channel and, upon coming across his personal account, accuse him of stealing Vinny's content. Never mind the fact that none of the streamers previously had an archive for their full streams, and Vinny has stated numerous times that he doesn't care if people reupload his streams.
    • While it has since faded out, for a while after Vappy's retirement from managing the Fullsauce channel, a large amount of people still believed he was the one running it, in part because of John Fullsauce's greater anonymity (up to and including the "John Fullsauce" nickname). Following the public announcement of Vappy's death from COVID-19 complications, however, John's status as the channel's true manager became better-known among fans.
  • Creepy Awesome: Vinny's games corruptions can veer into this territory at times, featuring garbled audio, graphics, animations, etc. that look downright nightmarish to witness while being immensely entertaining specifically because of how fucked up they get.
  • Critical Research Failure: After being attacked by a wasp during his stream of Game Mod Super Mario Medley, Joel proclaims that wasps "don't really provide a purpose" in the ecosystem other than "destroy". In fact, wasps play a variety of roles in the ecosystem, including fermentation and predation.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A staple source of humor site-wide, though Joel tends to show it the most. Only he can make something like nuclear war hilarious.
  • Discredited Meme:
    • A large problem since most outsiders know the stream from the highly quotable corruptions and replays on YouTube, which if it's just repeating the joke out of context, really wears thin on the streamer.
    • After Rev wished someone a happy birthday by mistake, it became common to joke about it being his birthday regardless of which day it is. This ended up getting old and he became tired of hearing it, to the point of banning people who continue to repeat it even after being asked to stop.
    • For Joel, BonziBUDDY. He made it quite clear in his Windows 7 Destruction stream that it would be the last time Bonzi sees light in his videos. This is discussed during his Windows 8 Destruction stream, in which he explains the reason he doesn't like BonziBUDDY: the reason he found it so humorous at first was not the character itself, but the fact that it was malware trying to masquerade as a kid-friendly cartoon and he feels that by making it a meme, it lost this original point. Vinny came to despise the character around the same time; he was added to the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life streams when he was still considered funny and deleted around the same time Joel got tired of him. None of this stopped Bonzi from appearing in - and eventually becoming the Big Bad of - Meme House.
    • Vinny as a whole seems to have a bit of a distaste for memes in general, and while he overall takes it in stride, he'd rather prevent the creation and overuse of memes, which in itself can lead to more memes.
    • Vinny, despite initially laughing at how it was executed in the repainting of Super Mario Galaxy, has said that he never found any of the subsequent spamming of phrases like "it's hip to fuck bees" and "#beesex" after the stream of said re-painting to be even remotely funny, and considers the meme to be one of the least funny ones he's been a part of. However, his distaste for it lessened as 2016 went on, as he himself referenced it a few times near the end of that year and on rare occasions since then.
    • Vinny has mentioned more than once that he does not want Apple Dave (who was created by fan artist Lamango as a "bootleg" version of Toad, similar to how Vinny's Sponge character is a "bootleg" version of Mario) and someone else can "adopt" him instead. His non-Vinesauce associates, Mike and GPM, are more than happy to take him in instead.
    • Vinny has discouraged the over-use of a "Swole Potter" meme because he finds it hilarious and doesn't want to make it become a discredited meme.
    • Vinny expressed dissatisfaction with "He Thicc", a Mii seen in a Mario Kart 8 stream that spawned three Mario-series ROM hacks. Vinny attributed this to the forced, one-note nature of the character and the poor quality of the first two hacks (he only played the third one because it was a Surprisingly Improved Sequel), and generally reacts to any references to He Thicc with apathetic disgust.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • One of the guest streamers, Stupidface, ended up getting very popular due to his ridiculous voice.
    • Joel's dad is popular among the fanbase, mainly for some of the ludicrous things he's apparently said to Joel in the past and his allegedly Kermit the Frog-like voice. Another popular parent is Imakuni's mom, "Donnakuni", partially for being the only streamer parent to frequently appear and partially for being especially funny.
    • Jabroni Mike became incredibly popular with fans after guesting in several of Vinny's streams due to his boisterous attitude and hilarious commentary, to the point that it led to him launching his own streaming channel. Over time he's eventually become the Sixth Ranger to the Vinesauce team, and regularly does co-op streams with the various other members of the Vinesauce team as well as Vinny.
    • BonziBUDDY is perhaps the most fondly remembered part of one of Vinesauce's most fondly remembered streams ("Windows XP Destruction"), much to the chagrin of Joel.
    • V-Dub. Despite being a joke character, the sheer ridiculousness of his whole shtick made him a hit.
    • Out of all the fictional characters the team have spawned, none have been as popular as the Vinesauce Tomodachi Life characters; Two Faced originated from those streams, while Sponge, who originated as a one-off joke in a Super Mario 3D World stream, gained a more fleshed-out personality as well as a larger presence due to those streams. Vinny was particularly baffled at how popular Vlinny is, since Vlinny's primary physical trait is being a version of Vinny's Mii with a V-shaped mouth, which itself references Vinny's "Shitty Miis" stream.
    • Usually if a certain meme or Running Gag is popular, they'll end up being an emote, which signifies this status to the chat. This can happen to voices that the streamers give, such as Tinky WinkyExplanation  and Mr. Dink or just Funny Moments, like 7 Grand Dad or Mario Pissing. Sometimes, after certain streams, if the chat and the streamer have latched onto a certain character during their play through, they'll be promoted to this status with their own emote, even if it's only temporary. Examples include Brisco from Michigan: Report From Hell and the Undertaker from The Town with No Name.
    • The Shrimp Lady NPC from Vinny's Cyberpunk 2077 became an immediate hit with fans due to her repetitive and strangely-voiced dialogue, her invincibility, and her indifference to all the bizarre Good Bad Bugs Vinny constantly subjects her to. As a result, Vinny's repeated efforts to mess with the Shrimp Lady are considered the highlights of his Cyberpunk videos, moreso than any of his efforts to progress tbrough the game's story. Literally the very first thing Vinny did upon returning from his 2021 hiatus was mess with the Shrimp Lady.
  • Face of the Band: Vinny and Joel are vastly more popular than the other streamers, resulting in many fans only choosing to document stuff about Vinny and Joel across multiple sites (including this very wiki) and leaving the rest of the Vineteam under-represented by comparison.
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: Never act like Vinny and Joel are the only streamers on Vinesauce. This problem is lessening as time goes on, with site growth leading to most of the other streamers becoming somewhat recognized, but it still happens often enough that Vinny and Joel themselves sometimes end up calling people out for this. Confusing Vinny and Joel for each other, despite the two sounding nothing alike, is also prone to annoying viewers.
  • Fountain of Memes: Pretty much anything out of Joel's mouth is guaranteed to catch on.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • There's a fair amount of overlap between Joel's fans and those of Super Mario 64 streamer SimpleFlips, thanks to him being friends with Joel (itself stemming from the "shoutouts to Simpleflips" Running Gag from Joel's Wheelchair Mario stream).
    • Overlapping also exists between Jerma985 fans and Vinesauce fans, on account of Jerma's streaming style being pretty similar to Vinny and Joel's and due to Jerma being friends with the two.
    • Many Vinesauce fans are also fans of the now-defunct Two Best Friends Play, due to similarities in style and Vinny's guest appearance on their podcast and friendship with Woolie. Vinny mentioned receiving a surprising amount of concerned fan mail over his well-being in the wake of their dissolution.
    • A lot of intersection exists between the fanbases for Vinny and RubberNinja of Game Grumps fame, due to their real-life friendship and frequent guest appearances on each other's streams.
    • Considerable overlap also exists between Vinny's fanbase and that of Hatsune Miku of all things, owing to a (mostly) unintentional association between the two that particularly gained traction after Vinny recruited an NPC in Rimworld named after Miku as a result of her prominent twintails. It's not particularly uncommon to see references to Miku in fanart based on Vinny's streams here and there, and people have even made Vocaloid covers of Red Vox songs with Miku's soundfont.
    • A heavy overlap also exists between Vinesauce fans and the game preservation community, owed largely to Vinny's use of Sunday Stream segments based around obscure and unreleased games for older systems, which helps boost their publicity. LuigiBlood, a prominent member of the preservation scene, even worked closely with Vinny to help him set up emulation for the 64DD so he could show off the short-lived device's entire library on-stream.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: During Vinny's first stream of Another Metroid 2 Remake (a fan-made remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus), he repeatedly jokes about Nintendo "celebrating" Metroid's 30th anniversary by issuing a cease-and-desist notice against the game. Less than a day later, the game's staff announced on Twitter that the game actually was taken down by Nintendo.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Vinny commented during a stream of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap that the streams he does incredibly late at night often have several British viewers, due to the five-hour difference between the time zones of New York and the UK.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Has its own page.
  • Ho Yay:
  • Just Here for Godzilla:
    • Theres a handful of fans who only follow Vinesauce for Vinny and Joel. Vinny has stated before that he wishes the other streamers got more recognition by the fandom.
    • Likewise, people who watch Vinny/Joel solely for their corruptions/Windows OS destruction videos respectively, when they make up a very small fraction of their output.
  • Memetic Mutation: Has its own page.
  • Misaimed Fandom:
    • Joel has made it very clear throughout the channel hijacking incident that he doesn't want people, however well meaning, to talk about the hijacker, because even giving him negative attention is giving him the attention he wants. Many fans were less than receptive to this message, and prior to cleanup, every one of these trope pages was littered with hyperbole prominently featuring the hijacker's handle.
    • One formed over the Mii character Vlinny from Vinny's Vinesauce Tomodachi Life and Vinesauce Miitopia streams. Vlinny was a fairly minor villain in the playthrough who later became an Ensemble Dark Horse due to a series of comedic mishaps, but the fanbase subjected him to a truly bizarre degree of Draco in Leather Pants and Self-Fanservice that eventually took on a life of its own. The amount of Loony Fan and Stalker with a Crush-by-proxy behavior involving him bled onto the stream to the point that Vinny himself eventually became disgusted with Vlinny altogether and instituted various changes to keep Vlinny's fandom away.
  • Misblamed:
    • People accused PeanutButterGamer of stealing footage from Vinny when his Super Mario 64 hacking video featured corruptions that had previously been used by Vinny. He is actually a Vinesauce fan and the video in question featured new footage of corruptions Vinny previously used. The situation regarding attribution was rectified by giving the video a description with very detailed information on where the corruptions and the program they use came from. PeanutButterGamer's Ocarina of Time hacking video would later mention the Vinesauce Corrupter by name within the video itself.
    • In a rather ludicrous example, a Vocal Minority of fans got angry at Vinny for not taking more visible action against Joel's YouTube and Twitch channels being hijacked as well as at Joel for keeping a low profile during this entire incident. As the hijacker was trying to impersonate the YouTuber Bastrin, some viewers were angry at him as well. Vinny himself addressed this, stating that they were "the worst kind of Vinesauce fans" and that he believed Google would solve this problem in due time (which, fortunately, is what ended up happening).
    • The uploader of the "Fuck Bees" video (who isn't even the original creator of the video, mind you) is angry at Vinny for its meme status and repeatedly slanders him while trolling Vinesauce fans, despite the fact that Vinny, who streamed the mod but had nothing to do with its development, had nothing to do with its inclusion in Super Mario Galaxy Repainted and would later grow tired of it himself.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Despite the "bee sex" meme being despised by both Vinny and the "Fuck Bees" video's uploader, GPM, Joel, and Vinny's fans seem to be determined to reference it whenever the opportunity strikes, and even Southbird (who edits videos for Vinny) referenced it in a non-Vinesauce video that shows a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf that had the game's text changed to YouTube comments, including comments referencing the meme in question.
    • Despite eventually hating it, Joel's initially positive experience with BonziBUDDY is continually referenced.
    • Rev accidentally wishing someone a happy birthday on the wrong day led to a common running gag of wishing him a happy birthday on the wrong day. He eventually got tired of the joke.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Vinny's jokes about Midna being a cat from his The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD streams aren't something he originally came up with. The villains of Hyrule Warriors, a game Vinny has played, occasionally call her a cat when insulting her.
    • While Joel's reaction to the Flintstones theme appearing out of nowhere in Super Mario 7 was one of his more memorable moments, the song first made a surprise appearance in one of Vinny's streams.
    • A number of newer viewers tend to believe that V-Dub was created to parody the guy who hijacked Joel's channel in November 2015, if only because V-Dub's appearances typically revolve around a fictitious Hostile Show Takeover and the timing of V-Dub's appearance in 2015 was just after the incident was resolved. However, the character stretches back to 2012, long before the channel fiasco occurred, and the motive behind V-Dub's creation was always just to parody Small Name, Big Ego dudebro gamers (as the character debuted during the peak of Call of Duty's popularity and the dudebro attitudes its playerbase is often associated with).
  • Popular with Furries: Vinny's streams, due to a combination of his Animal Crossing playthroughs (itself a series known for this trope) plus the fact that some of his Fandom VIPs in the early days were members of the furry community.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Bunji the Frog from the Gigglebone Gang games, normally a young and playful frog that simply provides assets to mess with on his dedicated screens, thanks to Vinny's absolute dislike to the frog and the fandom running with said hatred, was twisted into a gluttonous villain with a squeaky voice that devours almost everything you can name, if most of his booru art is to go by.
  • The Scrappy:
    • BonziBUDDY is this to Joel. Fans think a bit differently.
    • Vinny vehemently despises Malo. Naturally, like with BonziBUDDY and Joel, the fans tend to deliberately put Malo in art to annoy Vinny, often by drawing other characters (both from Zelda and other series) with his face, such as one piece that makes a play on words by drawing the similarly named Mallow from Pokémon Sun and Moon with Malo's face.
      • Vinny also really hates Bunji the Frog from the Gigglebone Gang edutainment games; finding his voice, mannerisms, and gluttony very annoying and creepy. This resulted in the character's appearance in a few fan games like a Half-Life mod simply titled Kill the Frog and the Vinesauce Minecraft mod had a dream sequence where the player is given a gun and can shoot swarms of attacking Bunji's.
  • Scrappy Mechanic:
    • The old Vinebooru was the most feasible way of hosting Vinesauce fan art (particularly because it was the only hosting site linked to on the stream's home page, and because it was the one streamers paid the most attention to), but it wasn't exactly the most efficient way. After a particularly bad image spamming on it in late 2015, Southbird expressed a lot of his gripes about it (mainly its horrible user-management system) in a now-deleted Tumblr post, and it was ultimately replaced with a new Booru.
    • The forums ended up having to be replaced in 2015 after the old message board was lost during maintenance. Direboar ended up finding out the hard way that the new forum software is more prone to having issues with spambots, as such a thing did happen in 2016, and the forums largely ended up being abandoned in favor of the Vinesauce Subreddit, which Vinny once mentioned as being sort of a replacement.
  • Sequel Difficulty Drop: Vinny mentioned the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of the easier Zelda games when streaming the HD version, so he chose to play the HD version on Hero Mode right off the bat because it doesn't need to be unlocked (in contrast to how it was only possible for him to stream Ocarina of Time 3D's Master Quest mode without streaming the standard mode because he had previously played the standard mode offscreen).
  • So Bad, It's Good:
    • The MIDI rendition of "The Time Is Now" made by a MP3-to-MIDI generator program in "Windows 8 Destruction". Rather than resembling the actual instrumentation, the "rendition" ended up being a cacophony of overlapping piano tracks.
    • Darren's MIDI rendition of the "Do Your Best" song from Super Mario Galaxy Repainted sounds like a horribly off-key piano cover of the original.
  • Spoiled by the Format: In "7 Grand Dad (Real Cartridge) (Part 2 Finale)", Joel promises that he will eat a raw egg if he can't beat the game within the next 2 hours. The title says it's the finale, so that guarantees he'll beat the final boss in the video. The video is also just under 2 hours long (1 hour 57 minutes), and he only makes the bet and starts the timer a good way after starting, so unless you were watching the stream live or not paying attention to the video's length, you'd know there will be no eating of eggs in this video.
    • Anyone who were familiar with the Desert Bus knows that it takes you at least 8 hours for a trip from Tucson Arizona to Las Vegas in 45 MPH, at least it's how the game works. In Joel's "Desert Bus 2 Charity Incentive 2018" full stream video, the video length is only 7 hours. Do the math.
  • Squick:
    • In the Windows 10 Destruction stream, Joel remembers a fetish forum for ice, of all things, and Googles it. He discovers a thread in which the members talk about freezing "milk" (always delivered with a winking face next to it) into ice. The implications alone as to what the "milk" actually is, as well as mentioning mixing it with "lemon", are gross enough, but then one person mentions that he gave some of the "milk" ice to his younger cousinnote ... and Joel promptly goes "Screw This, I'm Outta Here!" after reading that.
    • Most of the Flash games Rev looks at inevitably dip into this, big time.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The transition in late 2014 from a single shared channel to each team member having their own triggered accusations of fracturing the community. That said, this opinion faded fairly quickly, with positive effects like lesser-known streamers becoming more famous (all of the active streamers managed to become Twitch partners in 2015) and chats generally being more organized outweighing the negatives.
  • Ugly Cute: The primary appeal behind the very odd-looking, yet just as adorable Meat.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Ima's act of pretending to be 12 years old throws many off guard. That she uses it for Power Perversion Potential does certainly not help matters even though it's Played for Laughs and she assures that she's just joking.
    • Baby Hazel and friends in the games Rev streams.
  • Unexpected Character: Despite all the backlash from Joel, Bonzi still returns in the last part of "Windows 10 Destruction" to fight Joel another time, thanks to a fan-made program.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Despite the Mario-inspired logo and frequent streams of games rated as being suitable for minors, Vinesauce is definitely not family-friendly, but despite this Vinny has mentioned coming across fans as young as about 10-13 years old.
  • The Woobie:
    • Joel slips into this during his genocide run of Undertale. He makes it very clear that he really doesn't want to kill all the lovable characters in the game and it's audibly painful for him to have to do so.
    • Ima's voice for when she's pretending to be a 12-year-old kid almost always features her character begging for his/her father to stop hurting him/her.

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