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The Autarch of Flame
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Usernames/Aliases

Alex Rochon, the Autarch of Flame, the Autarch

Member Since

2010

Websites/Channels/Pages

Peanut3423 (YouTube Channel)

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He's cool. Like stetsons.

Alex Rochon, formerly known under the username the Autarch of Flame, was a co-founder of The Chaos Theatre website and admin of the forums until the end of V3, and a video content producer on YouTube.

YouTube

The peanut3423 YouTube channel was originally intended to host short videos and parodies, featuring stop motion videos (notably, one featuring evil peanuts). In the midst of Super Smash Bros. Brawl's popularity, Alex decided to create his first countdown, Super Smash Bros Brawl - Top Ten Music Tracks, which was released on March 21st, 2008. Following the success of this video, Rochon started uploading similar content to YouTube, significantly improving in quality over time.

Countdowns

Alex is most well known for his countdowns. In his countdowns, he describes his favorites (or least favorites) of a specific category, such as video game music, boss battles, etc. He frequently collaborated with friends to give their work a unique spin.

A full list of his vocal countdowns can be found here, organized by date:

​Season 1

​Season 2

​Season 3

"Season 0"

Before switching to fully voiced, fully animated videos, Alex created a significant number text-based countdowns, which he dubbed his "Season 0". These videos are still available on his channel, but he'd prefer if people focused on his more recent work (even more so than with his other countdowns).

Awesome Video Game Music

Alex created the Awesome Video Game Music series (AVGM) in order to keep his subscribers happy until his next countdown. In this series, he uploads songs from video games he enjoys and gives a brief explanation as to why he likes the song in the video description.

Disturbing Video Game Music

A spin-off to the Awesome Video Game Music series, Alex also made a side-series called Disturbing Video Game Music (DVGM). What was supposed to be a short list eventually kept growing and became a yearly Halloween tradition.

​Hades Riffs

On July 8th, 2013, Alex announced a new series, Hades Riffs, of which the first episode came out two days later. In it, he plays the role of the character Hades from Kid Icarus: Uprising, and riffs on a variety of videos. Alex wanted to be a good sport about it , and thus he kicked the series off with a riff of one of his own videos.

Other Videos

Retirement

On September 29, 2015, Alex announced his retirement from making countdowns, mainly due to losing interest and his wish to pursue a career in voice acting. He's still be active within the community, but he's been taking smaller projects such as editing for his friends. He also made some short videos and a few Undertale fandubs.

On the day after his announcement, his final countdown, Top 10 Personal Experiences with Video Games, was published.

The Chaos Theatre

On October 18, 2010, Alex announced the launch of The Chaos Theatre website in one of his videos, along with the reboot of The Greatest Video Game Character.

Main Site

On the main site, Alex was an admin. Many of his posts consist of video content he has uploaded to
Sailor Marth

Probably what he looks like. And what he's saying about me adding this

Blip, reviews, updates and, when they've actually done work on it, The Greatest Video Game Character.

Forums

On the forums, Alex was an admin. Though he was less visibly active by regular members due to a lower-than-average post count, he was mostly occupied with moderation, frequently being the one to stop fights and issue warnings.
Chancemeeting

Autarch IRL For real diz time

Trivia

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Alex the Autarch

  • Has perfect pitch, can sing and can play some guitar.
  • Has a scary amount of traits in common with Joshscorcher, including the above trivia entry.
  • Did not name his YouTube account, and dislikes being called "Peanut" or some variant. He created the completely overblown internet alias "the Autarch of Flame" to compensate.
  • Said completely overblown internet alias is named after Rubicante (a.k.a the Autarch of Flame) from Final Fantasy IV, a favourite character of his.
  • His second favorite could be Hades from Kid Icarus: Uprising. He has done some hilarious riffs with his voice acting as Hades.
  • Ironically, despite his name being the Autarch of Flame, his favorite traditional element is water, and in one of his countdowns (Top 25 Boss Battles) he gains the power of the element of air.
  • He loathes seafood.
  • He is a massive slacker, and often considers himself a real-life version of Scott Pilgrim.
  • He created his now-infamous Beer video for a history project, which his teacher then saved onto his desktop and showed to other classes for no reason other than for the lulz.
  • He is a huge fan of the 1990 TV series Twin Peaks, and had constructed a small narrative at the ends of some of his videos that pay tribute to it.
  • His favorite nostalgic TV show is Digimon Tamers.
  • He is a Ceiling Cat, who hides the fact he's online to spy on others. He does this on both Skype & the Theatre
  • His berserk buttons are math (quote some Sho Minamimoto at him) and the CD-i Zelda games.
  • As revealed in Top Ten Metroid Bosses, the Metroid franchise is his favorite video game series and Metroid Prime is his favorite game.