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"This game sucks."
—The AVGN's first spoken words

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN for short, formerly the Angry Nintendo Nerd, often abbreviated as simply Nerd, and the Fucking Nerd) is the titular protagonist of the Angry Video Game Nerd web series, portrayed and created by James Rolfe.

In most episodes he reviews a different variety of video games he considers poorly made, he does this by complaining and overreacting while often shouting and swearing at the graphics, controls, difficulty, music, quality, or gameplay.

Since episode 25 of the Board James series, many viewers believe that the AVGN and Board James character are the same person, however, James Rolfe has said that the two characters are separate characters rather than Board James' split personality. A possible explanation could be that Board James are hallucinating that he is the Nerd.

Physical appearance

The Nerd, true to form, looks the part of a stereotypical nerd. He wears a pair of glasses and dresses in a white dress shirt (sometimes short or long-sleeved). In the shirt pocket, he has some pens tucked away to throw at whatever frustrates him. Lastly, he wears a pair of khaki pants. He would sometimes wears a pair of blue jeans rather than his usual khakis. The Nerd also occasionally wears a silver Atari jacket, and may wear items of clothing appropriate for the time of year, e.g. a Santa hat for Christmas, and even dressed up as a vampire for a couple of Halloween episodes.

The Nerd occasionally wears shorts in Superman 64, Back to the Future Trilogy, The Making of an Angry Video Game Nerd Episode and Fear and Loathing in Vegas Stakes.

During tough fights, the Nerd equips his NES accessories to kick the ass of anyone or anything in his way.

Once he dressed as the "BatNerd" when reviewing various Batman games.

During the RoboCop episode, he is sporting a custom RoboCop inspired costume but with a front-loader NES as the visor and his breast pocket protector.

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Personality

As his name indicates, the Nerd, to put it lightly, has serious anger issues, to the point of even destroying some of the games he reviews. He often drinks beer (either Rolling Rock or Yuengling), attempting to relieve his frustration and sorrow. However, if his frustrations are too overpowering (such as in the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Revisited episode), he will drink from a flask or drink whiskey.

The Nerd's trademark is his filthy mouth. In almost every review he repeatedly swears to insult games. He's often quoted as saying that he would rather succumb to violent and scatological acts than have to suffer through the game he's reviewing. He seems to have few, if any, friends or acquaintances, even insulting children trick-or-treating at his house in the Halloween episode. That being said, the Nerd often acts very mean-spirited and cruel, and is generally unfriendly to most of the guests on his show. Despite all this, the Nerd also does reviews in a positive light on occasion, such as in the episodes: Nintendo Power, Back to the Future Trilogy, Wish List (Part 2) and EarthBound.

It could also be said that the Nerd is a masochist, as he spends his entire life doing nothing but playing video games that he hates. He even indirectly calls himself one at the end of his Super Pitfall review. And he seems to enjoy pain in the end of his second Sonic 06 review. He also mentions it in his Treasure Master review, as he mentions he wants more bad games, but they're all expensive.

More aspects of the Nerd's personality are heavily revealed in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. It is shown that he does have a kinder and more noble side to him, as he has a strong love and care for his fanbase and puts himself in danger quite frequently to keep them safe.

He is also revealed to have a friend in a fellow gamer and fan named Cooper, and that he values video games above other things that most normal people would be more interested in. This is the reason why the Nerd tries to avoid romantic relationships or involvement with females ("Nerds before Birds").

Episodes

He has currently 216 episodes and 18 seasons. His episodes consist of him reviewing the game with guests sometimes showing up in his videos. He also changed his glasses in his newer episodes.

Notable quotes

  • "What were they thinking?!"
  • "I'm Gonna Lay The FUCKSMACK On You!" (Game Glitches)
  • "AAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!"
  • "I'd rather (various masochistic behavior)"
  • "Hey asshole, don’t waste booze! Save this keg till I’m low on beer!"
  • "I'm drinking Rolling Rock...ON THE ROLL'N'ROCKER!" (NES Accessories)
  • "IT'S A SHITLOAD OF FUCK!!"
  • "Shit the Fuck?!" (Intellivision)
  • "You want some shit? Bombs away, Bugs Bitch!" (Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout)
  • "It's like you touch the top of the building, you die, you touch the ceiling, you die, you touch the floor, you die, too far to the right, you die, too far to the left, you die, you die, you die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, die, DIE!" (Silver Surfer)
  • "Cowa-fuckin' piece of dog shit!" (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • "One guy?! NO CONTINUES?! Like, seriously, give me a reason why there's no continues! WHY ARE THERE NO CONTINUES?! WHY ARE THERE NO FUCKING CONTINUES?! WHY?! ARGH!!" (Dick Tracy)
  • "WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS GAME IS AN ASSHOLE!" (Action 52)
  • "DIE, BOOB LADY!" (Action 52)
  • "Welcome to DIE!" (X-Men)
  • "THIS IS A FUCKING 8 HOUR GAME!!!" (Desert Bus)
  • "I'D RATHER PUT MY BALLS, IN A CROCODILES MOUTH, WHILE SHOVING MY HEAD, UP A, UNICORNS ASSHOLE!!" (Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout)
  • "It's just as good for cleaning out your ass!" (Game Glitches)
  • "BECAUSE IT FUCKIN' SUC- 'CAUSE IT FUCK- 'CAUSE IT FUCK- 'CAUSE IT FUCKIN' SUCKS!" (Sega CD)
  • "WHY CAN'T IT BE ONE OF THE FUCKIN' BUTTONS?! HAVIN' THE FUCKIN' UP BUTTON JUMP IS FUCKIN' FUCKED UP!!!" (Batman Part 1)
  • "FUCK!! ASS, BITCH, CUNT, FART! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! THERE WAS ONLY ONE RING LEFT! (Superman 64)*
  • "AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHH!!!! -FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK- SHIIIIIIIIIT!! FUUUUUUCK! DAAAAAAAMN!!!! AAAAAAASSSS!!! YOUR MOTHER!!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!! (Schwarzenegger Games)
  • "Just plain-ass, normal, everyday, no question about it, no NFL, no year, not named after a player, not named after a coach, not named after the referee's pet goldfish, no quarterback, dime back, Nickelback - simple, ordinary, unembellished, unmistakable, crystal clear, as frank as Frankenstein, as blunt as an atom bomb; ONE COMPOUND WORD: IT'S MOTHERFUCKING GODDAMN SONS OF BITCH'N FUCK FUCK FUCKING FOOTBALL!" (Atari Sports)
  • "64 bit. 32 bit. 16 bit. 8 bit. 4 bit! 2 BIT! ONE BIT! HALF BIT! QUARTER BIT! THE WRIST GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!" (Tiger Electronic Games)
  • "WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WOULD NAME A GAME COMPANY STD?!" (Game Boy Accessories)
  • "I WANNA BE SEDATED WITH A GAME BOY!!!" (Game Boy Accessories)
  • "I gotta do it. I gotta do it for Nimoy! FOR NIIIIIIIIMOOOOOOY!" (Seaman; the voice of the "guide" is Leonard Nimoy, who was best known for his role as Spock and Star Trek)
  • "YOUR MOM HAS AN OVERSIZED BOX!" (Earthbound)
  • "Oh my god, my life is complete! It says fuck! IT SAYS FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" (Seaman, when he branches off to the Famicom Disc game Explosive Fighter Patton only to see the phrase "Turn to Side B and Insert to Fucking Box")
  • "What will it be? GRASS OR TURF?!" (LJN Sports Games)
  • "Holy shit...MORE LIKE HOLY PISS!!!" (Kid Icarus)

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