Loading Ready Run/Characters

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The Crew

Graham Stark

"You guys get out of working on this week's video, you take the operation name you get."

Co-founder of Loading Ready Run, writer, actor, camera man, one of the other hosts of Unskippable, and an anchorman on ENN/Checkpoint as well as the host of the Phailhaüs/Feed Dump! He is most often portrayed as the leader of the gang.

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Paul Saunders

"Maybe you're right. And it would save me from disassembling my mail-sorting rake."

Co-founder of Loading Ready Run, one of the hosts of Unskippable, a writer and actor within the crew. He is usually portrayed as an upgrade-obsessed man of science.

Tropes associated with Paul

Kathleen De Vere

"You film, I'll do the fun part. Here Khaavren! Here kitty kitty kitty!"

A writer and actress within the team and an anchor on ENN/Checkpoint, Kathleen was a latecomer into the Loading Ready Run circle and thus has a slightly askew sense of humour compared to the rest of the group. She is generally no more sane than most of the cast, and has a massive obsession with cats in her Commodore Hustle incarnation.

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James Turner

"You know what? If you want Yoda, get Yoda. If you want James, you take it and like it."

Producer, Editor, and shipping guy, on screen, James is another voice of reason, usually, when Graham's eccentricities are in the way. His wiki page tells him he is a sensible guy. Also known as The Fixer. He's also always the policeman.

Tropes Associated with James:

  • Badass Mustache: He doesn't have a real one, but he sometimes wears a fake one depending on his role in a video. As Graham puts it, he "rocks it".
  • Gay Bravado: Seems to have picked this up after Morgan dropped it off.
  • The Lancer
  • Only Sane Man
  • Straight Man
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2, this is the nature of 95% of James and Matt's interactions with each other to the point where James threatens to kill Matt for visiting his home and Matt haunting James's nightmares.

Matt Wiggins

"Well, as usual, it's all up to Matt."

Actor and guy in charge of networking, Matt is usually portrayed as a self-centered and short-tempered nobody who always comes out on the bottom. Although that is his personality in the shows, he is popular among viewers because he is usually the person who takes the fall and enjoys doing so and tends to go an extra step whether in the sketch or earning money for Child Play during Desert Bus. He joined the crew in the later part of high school and melded in with the group, since then he has been a pivotal asset.

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The Contributors

Alex Steacey

"Hey James, you wanna play Bros Twisting Bros?"

Mostly working as an actor and editor, Alex lived in Toronto (rather than British Columbia with most of the crew) until recently and thus was not a large part of the show; but since has returned and increased his part enormously, thus elevating him into being a fully fledged cast member(source)... until he set off again in an effort to rebuild his solo efforts. In addition to his Commodore Hustle version as the genuine weirdo of the pack, he is also the key person behind the Crap Shots series of ultra-short films.

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Tim Sevenhuysen

"I have created life! I must go."

After bribing his way onto the set of Desert Bus for Hope with a chocolate cake, Tim became a part of the LRR family. Despite some similarities in appearance, he is not a hideous genetic creation created by combining Jer's and Matt's genetic traits. Sadly, recently left the crew to finish his masters, amongst other things. Godspeed, Tim. We all miss you.

Tropes Associated With Tim

Fan: What is your mad scientist character named?
Paul: I dunno. Probably something "Hypno-". Doctor HypnoFlex.
Tim: He walks with a limp.

Morgan vanHumbeck

"Is my love worth nothing to you, Matt?"

Surely the most manly member of the crew, Morgan is perhaps best known as the host of MAN COOKING, but also acts in a variety of parts. He often gets roles of sex-obsessed but slightly pathetic characters or a the victim of the skit's absurdity.

Tropes Associated with Morgan:

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: His appearances have decreased significantly as of late, to the point where he was even taken out of the Commodore HUSTLE credits. Unlike Tim, though, there has yet to be an explanation.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes, but less often of late.
  • Casanova Wannabe
  • Gay Bravado: Morgan has a propensity for "misplaced gaiety", mostly aimed at making the others uncomfortable.
  • Handsome Lech
  • Heavy Sleeper: The only way to wake him up is by uncapping a sharpie in his presence. Anything else, including blowing an airhorn in his ear, just won't do it.
  • Large Ham: Morgan isn't exactly known for his subtlety. Many of his recurring characters and features (particularly, but not exclusively, "Space Jump" and "Man Cooking") are hams of the highest order.
  • Memetic Mutation: Invoked, for the purposes of Commodore HUSTLE's "Viral" segment, like so. The Space Jump in question is an ability in Super Metroid allowing the player to effectively fly, and makes traversal of the levels much easier. In the fake viral, Morgan sits by while Matt steadfastly refuses to use Space Jump, and apparently gets so angry that the veins stand out in his neck.

I don't know if you noticed, but you've got fucking space jump! Just use the Space Jump! If you used Space Jump you would have beaten this site already. For the love of God, use Space Jump right now! Just use Space Jump!

Jeremy Petter

"You have been clubbed, sir."

Writer and actor; often playing roles which portray him as an uber-geek (He's the most enthusiastic table-top role-player of the crew, although many others dabble), but also has a regular role as an investigative reporter for ENN/Checkpoint. Frequently is used as a TV show host, as well. Sadly, left the crew in 2011 to finish his university degree. He has not ruled out returning once he has it.

Has a thing for ducks.

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Bill Watt

"Gay Chicken, is on!"

Bill is not actually named Bill. A very tall man, Bill works with the crew mostly as an actor, and of late has been reducing his involvement. In his Commodore Hustle incarnation, he mostly appears in league with Morgan.

Tropes Associated with Bill:

  • The Big Guy
  • Demoted to Extra: After being a main crewmember for the first six years, he's only been in two videos since 2010, one of which was an uncredited cameo. He is however a staple of Desert Bus, as is his mother.
  • Extreme Omnivore
  • Heavy Sleeper: Nothing short of the presence of a ninja, or Morgan threatening his life, will wake him.
  • Jerkass
  • Those Two Guys: In an LRRcast it was said that Bill almost never appears in a video unless Morgan is there with rare exceptions, especially in commodoreHUSTLE.
  • The Unfettered

Tally Heilke

"Wow. Glad they fixed the Grapple rules in Pathfinder. These 3.5 Grapple rules suck!"

Most often an actor but sometimes a writer in the group, Tally is also a lead organiser on Desert Bus for Hope, to which she brings not only considered organisation but also her formidible crafting skills. When in sketches, she often plays the more innocent member of the cast. She's also one of the best singers in the group.

Tropes Associated with Tally:

  1. As in both Real Life and Commodore HUSTLE