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Characters with their own pages

Doug Walker

Team TGWTG

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Characters without their own page

Doug Walker's Characters

Dominic

The host of Video Game Confessions, he's a bartender at a local bar for video game characters. He basically reveals his customers' deepest, darkest secrets. Now part of the lineup on the Blistered Thumbs spinoff site.

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: The basis for the joke, with for example Sonic the Hedgehog becoming a drug addict and Pac-Man a cross-dresser.
    • Special mention goes to Bisexual Link, who yet appeared in almost every episode since his debut, usually in order to seduce some one looking like a guy.
    • For reference: Depending on what barometer you use, the least off-color episode may be about Lara Croft getting breast reduction surgery.
  • Anything That Moves: Double subverted on "Bonk."
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In one episode, Dominic is attacked by a homicidal talking cardboard box with a gun. In the next episode, he finds the plot of Portal incomprehensible. (Though it's played for laughs, of course.)
  • But You Bonk One Goat
  • The Cast Showoff: The videos are inter-cut with closeups of Doug drawing the events he's talking about, with the finished drawing revealed at the end.
  • Catch Phrase: "You see a lot of strange things as a bartender, and you see a lot of strange things at the Pixel Palace. So I see a lot of strange things as a bartender at the Pixel Palace. And that ain't no lie. Swear to it."
    • "So I'm sittin' there tendin' bar, when in walks..."
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Did Not Do the Research: In the Lara Croft episode he both pronounces and writes her name as "Laura".
    • Don't even try to fit his characterisations to canon. For starters, it's about a variety of video game characters drinking their woes away.
      • But then even this is subverted when, after fans wrote in, Dominic realised that Solid Snake's story about his parents being murdered was a lie due to Snake being a clone, and confronted him about it.
  • Fake Brit (Doug puts on what is supposed to be a Cockney accent for Dominic)
    • Later subject to a Take That Me in the Nostalgia Critic's tribute to Siskel and Ebert, when he says something is "about as convincing as Dominic from Video Game Confessions` British accent".
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  Dominic: OI!

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    • Doug (as himself) makes an cameo appearance in a episode of Bad Movie Beatdown, where Film Brain points out that his Cockney accent isn't really good and is then fired (not really) for his troubles.
  • Foreshadowing: The "Princess Bitch" line in the Donkey Kong episode could've foreshadowed the big reveal in the Princess Daisy episode.


Emo Jones

Emo Jones is a character that sits alone in his room, his hair in a ponytail, spouting off random sentences and quips about his life, each punctuated by a whisper saying "Emo..." The delivery of the skit was very much in the style of Conan O'Brien's "Celebrity Secrets" sketches.

Lori Prince

The host of a faux news show created in the wake of The Dark Knight, Lori Prince is an anchorman for Gotham News Network, or GNN, who often finds himself interviewing the likes of Batman and the Joker.

  • Development Hell: They've been promising a third episode of Lori Prince Live for over a year now. We're still waiting. He finally resurfaced in a voice only cameo in the stinger for one of Linkara's episodes, announcing that strange occurences were happening in the Minesota area.

Melvin, Brother of the Joker

  • Basement Dweller
  • Butt Monkey: Both within the context of the show and on the site itself.
  • Canon Dis Continuity: On the Vol. 1 TGWTG DVD Bonus features, during the video "Doug Character Origins" where Doug recalls all of his characters and what inspired them the last character to come up is Melvin. "That never happened." is all Doug says before the video ends.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the charity fundraiser episode.
  • One-Episode Wonder: Don't get your hopes up for an Episode 2.

Tommy Wiseau

Doug portrayed the director/writer/star of The Room in a one-shot that was made in retaliation for the real Wiseau's company taking down the Critic's Room review.

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 Wiseau: Poodles.

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  • Funny Foreigner: Even though he doesn't know what nationality he is.
  • The Other Darrin: Has been played by several other people on the site, including Snob, Linkara, Phelous, Benzaie, Todd, and Jeremiah.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: And he's treated much more gently than John from the same sketch.
  • Ted Baxter: He has no idea how bad his film is.

Black Dog Bill

Host of How to be a Pirate and teller of tales about mighty pirate Blood Beard Joe.

  • Butt Monkey: A constant target of insults from the bar patrons.
  • Catch Phrase: "Black Dog Bill they call me! ...but only because they're drunk, my real name is Howard." and "To Blood Beard Joe! He may not be God...oh wait, yes he is." and "They act like they hate me, but in reality they love me, for I know the stories of Blood Beard Joe."
  • Fridge Logic: Is asked why Blood Beard Joe would make love to a pickup truck. He simply responds, "Why wouldn't he?"
  • Phrase Catcher/Parrot Exposition: Blood Beard Joe?
  • What the Hell Is That Accent??: Doug seems to go between Scottish, Irish and Polish at random in episodes.

General Zod

Host of Merry Zodmas. A disgraced Kryptonian general, who was banished to the Phantom Zone by Jor-El until he was set free during the events of Superman II. He questions many a tradition of this strange Earth holiday we call Christmas, and argues why it should not be so.

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 Zod: Why do you Houstonians find such comfort in this horrible little winter pervert? He is a predator!

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 KNEEEEEL!

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  Today I will talk about...Christmas carols. Fa-la-la-la-la.

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  • You Mean "Xmas": Zod favors his holiday Zodmas over our holiday.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He really can't keep up with our ability to find homoerotic symbolism with everything he says or does.



Other Characters

The Nostalgia Critic's are here.

Giant Robotic Donkey Kong Jesus Riding A Puff Of Smoke

What the Cloverfield monster should have been.

  • Giant Space Flea From Nowhere: Shows up in the middle of the 1st Anniversary Brawl to fight Super Mecha Death Christ for no reason except IT IS AWESOME.
  • Nuke'Em: At the end of its battle with Super Mecha Death Christ, Chicago goes up in a giant mushroom cloud of death and destruction.

Kevin Baugh

President of the sovereign Republic of Molossia. His nation was invaded by the forces of Channel Awesome, who conquered Molossia and renamed it Kickassia, but he repelled them through clever guile as his alter ego, Baron Fritz Von Baugh. The President possesses incredible swordfighting skills and has the power of teleportation.

For character examples about Baugh, go to Kickassia's character sheet.


Behind the Scenes

The people who run things behgind the scenes.

Mike Michaud

AKA M, AKA admin. The administrator of the site and CEO of the production company.

The Other Guy

Robert Walker--Doug's older brother. Occasionally submits his own text reviews, but for the most part works as Doug's co-writer and camera man. Makes frequent cameos, most notably as Santa Christ (and pretty much anyone who ever has to hit Doug with something from off-screen). Recently abducted by M to serve as the producer for a new channel, Barfiesta (which has yet to materialize). He is sometimes a velociraptor; no, we don't know why.

  • Big Brother Instinct: He usually keeps his calm on the forums and if a NC episode didn't turn out quite right, he'll be the first to admit it. But when Fan Dumb goes too far with insulting Doug (like saying he doesn't understand satire or that the Junior review was lazy), he will rage.
  • The Cameo: In the Anniversary Brawl, he's briefly seen kicking a parking meter.
  • Garfunkel: To Doug's Paul Simon. He actually co-writes most of the episodes, minus most of the Top 11's, but some fans tend to forget this. However, if he isn't credited on a movie review, the fans will begin to ask questions.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: To the point where he rivals Doug. He even appeared in the review of The Lost World to coach the Critic with Jeff Goldblum impersonations, and plays Christopher Walken in an NC episode.
  • Nice Hat: A Joker purple fedora. In the third donation drive, it's red.
  • One of Us: Becoming rapidly apparent that he and Doug are, though Rob seems to be more so with him referencing TV Tropes and Doug mentioning that the Dune on the shelf is Rob's in a commentary. He also watches Mystery Science Theater 3000, and various Brit Coms.
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