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CommanderVideo as he appears in BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
First appearance BIT.TRIP BEAT (2009)
MG appearance(s) Fraymakers
Gender Male
Alignment Good
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CommanderVideo is the main protagonist and mascot of the BIT.TRIP series of games, and he appears as a playable character in Fraymakers.

Character description

CommanderVideo is an alien life form of unknown origin. Each of the six games in the original BIT.TRIP saga shows a different development of his life and growth, including being born in BIT.TRIP BEAT, gaining emotions and ego in BIT.TRIP CORE, and learning kindness in BIT.TRIP VOID. After fulfilling his self-discovery, he explores the world to make new friends in BIT.TRIP RUNNER, but after failing to befriend the evil Timbletot, his loss of rationale leads to his death in BIT.TRIP FATE. In BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo reflects on his past life and learns to accept his death, moving on from life and ending his BIT.TRIP.

CommanderVideo's physical appearance is very simplistic, made to resemble the sprite designs used in the first and second generations of video game consoles. He originally featured a purely sprite-based design in which he was a black rectangle with thin black arms and legs and a white visor. However, starting in BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, he was redesigned with a fully three-dimensional appearance consisting of a black cylinder with more refined arms and legs, a sunken white visor, athletic wristbands, and sneakers.

In Fraymakers

MG icon.svg Main article: CommanderVideo (Fraymakers)

CommanderVideo's official artwork for Fraymakers.

CommanderVideo appears as a playable character in Fraymakers and is among the six characters initially revealed for the game. His design is based on his appearance in BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. He features a fast and aggressive moveset consisting of attacks referencing each game in the BIT.TRIP series, particularly BIT.TRIP RUNNER and its successors.


CommanderVideo's cameo on Nintendo 3DS in Super Smash Flash 2.

  • Having first appeared in 2009, CommanderVideo is currently the oldest character to be playable in Fraymakers.
  • Although CommanderVideo does not physically appear in the Super Smash Flash series, he makes a minor cameo in Super Smash Flash 2 on Nintendo 3DS as an icon on the touch screen during the BIT.TRIP BEAT hazard.