"Hello ladies and Laytons!" - Itionoben's greeting to everyone, with Prof Layton as an homage to the message.
Itionoben, formerly known as The Tree's Apprentice, is a Chaos Theatre Countdown maker since July 30, 2011. Other than countdowns, he's made a few larger random videos, several intros, a few singing videos, a couple music videos, and some few second shorts.
His favorite kinds of videos to make are his countdowns, which are "like his babies...if [he] had any."
My countdowns are:
- Top 22 Yoshi's Island Boss Battles
Top 10 Machines in Video Games Triple Top 5 Pokemon Themes Top 15 Easiest Boss Battles (Collab with HBombCrew)
- My Top 10 Creepiest Things in
Video GamesNon Horror Games Top 10 MadWorld Songs (Collab with RetartedScraggy)
- Top 10 Bosses from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
- Top 10 Special Items from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- My Top 15 Favorite Starter Pokemon
- Top 10 Worst Unova Pokemon (Collab with AnimalGuy001 aka Fawful's Minion )
- Top 10 StarFox 64 Levels
- Top 10 Evil Copies in Video Games
- Top 6 Mario RPGs (Collab with Speedyman153 aka Speedster )
- Top 10 Greatest Moments/Worst Screwups
- Top 15 Gym Leaders (Collab with The Quarter Guy )
- Top 10 Pokemon Spinoffs (Collab with superflipper76 aka The Pheonix King)
- Top 10 Nostalgic Games
- My Top 10 Favorite Franchises
- Top 10 GILBNOEDs (Games I Like But No One Else Does)
- Top 15 Super Nintendo Games (A 16-Bit Legion Production)
- Top 10 Favorite Final Boss Battles
- Top 10 Games I Played in 2012
- Top 15 Favorite Mario Games
- Top 10 Most Wowing Moments in Video Games
- Top 15 Favorite Super Smash Bros. Characters
- Top 10 Favorite Kalos Pokemon
- Top 10 Greatest Moments/Worst Screw-ups TURBO (10K Subscriber Special!)
- Top 20 Favorite Kirby Copy Abilities
- Top 10 Games I Played in 2014
- Top 10 Favorite Female Characters in Video Games
- Top 10 Least Favorite Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Monsters
- Top 9 Favorite Pokémon Boss Battles
- Top 9 Least Favorite Pokemon Boss Battles
- Top 10 Swords in Video Games
- Top 10 Hateable Characters in Video Games
- Top 10 Favorite Monster Hunter Monsters
- Top 10 Unique Mario Powerups
- Top 10 Kirby Games (25th Anniversary celebration!)
- Five Great Spooky Levels in Video Games (First-ever Halloween Countdown)
- Five Moments that Freaked Me out in Video Games
- Five Spooky Things I Like in Video Games
- Five Things I Like in Video Games
- Top 5 Games of 2017
- Five Reasons I Hate Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
- Five Characters I Want for Smash Switch
- Five Things I Love About Persona 5
Other Larger ProjectsEdit
His other larger projects include:
Unscripted Wind Waker Review With VirtualBoyNess Unscripted Mario Sunshine Review With skeletonking1234 Cameo: Top 10 Co-op Games (created by Joshscorcher )
- Kirby's Epic Yarn vs. Kirby's Return to Dreamland
- Mega Man 10 vs. Mega Man X
- Mega Man X Collection Review (X-X4)
- Oscillating Gaming - Kirby Divided By Zero Equals BLOOD
- 'Primordial" - Pokémon RSE Orchestral Medley
- Digging into Shovel Knight
- Song of Flexing
- The Apprentice Reacts to: Top 10 Most Hated Mario Characters
- The Apprentice Reviews: Animal Crossing
- The Apprentice Reacts to: 10 Reasons Why Mario is the WORST Video Game Character
- The Apprentice Reviews: Mario Kart 64
- The Apprentice Reacts to: Top 5 Characters for Smash Bros. 5
- Odin, Selena, and Laslow's Parents - A Fire Emblem Theory
- Fire Emblem Warriors - Discussion with Pavise Productions
- Fire Emblem Direct (1/18/2017) - Discussion with The Flamicon
- Pokemon Sun and Moon - Treeviews
- New Fire Emblem Echoes Details - Discussion with The Flamicon
- Marvel's "The Avengers - Age of Ultron" Cut as a Christian
- Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - Reveal Analysis and Speculation
- Fire Emble Heroes: The Sacred World Banner
- Nintendo Direct 9/13/17 Discussion w/ The Quarter Guy
- Fire Emblem Heroes - Dauntless Crimeans Banner
- How Do Monsters Scare Us?
- A Love Letter to Anohana - First anime review
- Fire Emblem Switch Speculation Podcast feat. Itionoben and some guy named Fish (by ZerkMonsterHunter 4)
- Love Live - Feeling the Beat(Anime Review, Part 1 - School Idol Project)
- Love Live Sunshine - Feeling Failure (Anime Review, Part 2 - Sunshine)
- Echinoderms - Brainless, Spineless, Unstoppable
- Love Live OPs - More Than Just Moe
Me Smashing a...Edit
Aside from making countdowns, one of his hobbies is fruit smashing, He really despises fruit and he started to make videos and each one is more messier, and funnier, than the last! Here are some of his latest:
- SMASHING! (a Collab with Itionobo2) by Vid Monster
Me Smashing My Birthday Cake Me Smashing a Banana...with a Pogo Stick Me Smashing an Orange...with a Hammer Me Smashing an Apple
Replant the Tree's Apprentice Edit
On October 7, 2015, it was announced by fellow countdown artists, Fawful's Minion and Master H , that Ben is currently no longer with us. Apparently, a close friend/enemy of his has reported his entire Internet life to his parents, whom they have little to no interest in his work. When they found out, his Twitter account shut down, and he can't do much on Youtube, It was an unfair, terrible fate for Ben, and his friends are doing whatever they can to help him out.
If you want to get him up and running again (countdowns, reviews, etc) and if you happen to be a fan or a close friend of his, please donate to his Patreon or GoFundMe page.
Please help SillverKeyBlade and MasterTP on their donations:https://www.patreon.com/Itionoben?ty=p
He actually has returned with a bang on December 2016. It was revealed from a friend that his computer was taken for a long period of time, but it'll be nice to still help him out.
Trivia (as if anyone cared)Edit
- He was 15 years old when he started countdown making
- He dedicates his channel to new people in the video making world, supposedly.
- He has near infinite banks of Pokémon knowledge.
- He makes videos of everything he thinks of.
- He was actually going to do a Top 10 Monsters list, as well as Smash Month, but he lost inspiration.
- His first intro was "Soul" from Madworld. His second was the main theme of "Rhythm Thief." His new intro is "Defender" rearranged by Wingus Dingus.
- He's extremely paranoid and easily scared.
- In his Top 9 Favorite Pokemon Battles, Spiritombs always make him laugh! :D
- Favorite Pokemon? Ampharos.
- Favorite countdown of his is Top 10 Nostalgic Games.
- Favorite game of all time of his is Pokémon Emerald. This may have been replaced by Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. His second is his all-time favorite Mario game, Super Mario Sunshine.
- He actually loves touching the Fluffs in Yoshi's Island; he can't get enough of these things!
- He always wishes for a sequel to "Super Mario Sunshine," and/or Professor Layton as a playable character in Smash Bros.
- It was dually noted during Top 10 Mario Powerups that he doesn't want to do Let's Plays cause he's not good at video games. That...could be a lie.
- His repertoire of games isn't very massive like most people. He said in his Worst Screw-ups TURBO they're mostly Nintendo games and rarely branch out to other systems.
- His favorite piece of music in the Kirby series is Crown from Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
- One of the things he personally regrets as a gamer was when he laid his hands on a copy of the nefarious Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood instead of Kirby Superstar Ultra; which escaped his grasp for about four years.
- The first Kirby game he rented/beaten was his nostalgic game, Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland. He was only 6.
- Favorite main series Kirby game: Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. The first game he's owned and played the most in his childhood, even more than Kirby Air Ride.
- Favorite Kirby abilities are Master for Final Abilities along with Master Sword, and his basic copy abilities are Water and Wheel.
- He actually played the Kirby games after he was introduced to him in Smash.
- Favorite childhood show: The Magic School Bus
- He happens to be an anime fan. Aside from Pokémon or Naruto, his favorite anime dub is Toradora
- Most overrated game: Tetris, go figure.
- Favorite YouTube channel: Rabbidluigi. Although his bouts with Fawful's Minion have been inconclusive.
- He's a Marvel movie man; his favorites include the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, and Hulk
- Worst superhero: Hawkeye
- Favorite Live-action movie: Iron Man
- He's not a huge fan of fruit, especially watermelons. Hence, his fruit smashing vids.
- Favorite Gen 1 Pokémon: Nidoran
- He owns a cat named Boomer, as he mentioned describing the Super Bell powerup; he could be one of the shy cats he once mentioned on an old, deleted video of his.
- Super Mario 64 was one of the first games Ben has played.
- The Shadow Temple was considered to be Ben's favorite dungeon not just in Ocarina of Time, but also one of his favorites in the entire Zelda franchise.
- Halloween is considered to be his favorite time of year, much like Logan; ironically he hasn't made any countdowns for it, excepting his terrible list, Top 10 Creepiest Things in Non-Horror Games. Until he made one after being active for more than five years.
- He really, REALLY hates spiders!
- He considers the anime series, Anohana, as one of the most emotionally deep and tragic animes he's ever seen, as well as one of his favorite animes of all time.
- He watched the series about two years ago, around January 2016. And by the end of the series, this was a reminder of the most darkest moments in his life. In late 2015-early 2016, he was fighting and losing a battle with depression and identity. He distracted himself by diving into anime and video games as a way of coping. He can relate to the characters, but mostly Jintan. And this anime alone has changed his life for the better forever.
- Love Live is his favorite anime movie, as well as another favorite anime series.
- He considers the OP to Love Live Sunshine's Season 2 to be the absolute BEST in the series, even though it's actually the last. He also considered the failure of the Idol School Project on saving their school to be the selling point of the series, compared to the success of the original. He said the main point was, "Finding a time to shine by facing failure." Ruby and Lia he considers as the best pairing.
- One of the luckiest things ever happened to him in 30 seconds. On his Twitter, he said on April 2, he went to a vending machine and inserted some money to buy a bag of chips, and the back fell forward and got lodged against the glass, stuck. The macine never gave him any change, and had still 2$ in credit, meaning "it didn't give the money I gave it!!" So he punched in another code and 2 bags of chips fell! Someone watched the ordeal, and he gave them the 2nd bag, "Here, I'll share my good luck with you." A good snack time was had after she got the free bag.