"The sensible people that really appreciate what you're doing don't even comment."
Steven Serge, also known as STAR_, ster, or Niichts, is a YouTuber-turned-Twitch-streamer, formerly known for creating gameplay commentaries of Team Fortress 2. He played various video games with Jerma and created the "Jerma is Mad" series. He currently holds over 800,000 subscribers, and was considered one of the most influential TF2 players, if not the most influential. He was, at one time, considered one of Jerma's closest and most reliable friends.

Misadventures With Jerma Edit

Grand Theft Auto Edit

Jerma and STAR_ have played the Grand Theft Auto series a lot, most notably GTA 4. The majority of their GTA 4 videos result in Jerma and STAR_ running around in free mode while STAR_ manipulates the game world using cheats and mods. Annually they include more than one person into their videos, such as the Incredible Orb, but it's a rare chance when they did. It is also where the infamous "Truck Punchline" originated.

Examples of what STAR_ does to mess around in the game are:

  • Spawning in objects, vehicles (mostly trucks), and NPCs.
  • Heavily increasing the speed of vehicles.
  • Glitching into the "Ghost World".
  • Using a variety of mods, such as "Carmageddon".
  • Using Godmode, and manipulating the effects of weapons.

Team Fortress 2 Edit

Besides the "Jerma Is Mad" series, Jerma and STAR_ have played TF2 together on various occasions.

Bloody Trapland and R.I.P.D. The Video Game Edit

Jerma and STAR_ had quite the unique experience when playing the 2-D platforming game, Bloody Trapland. The main point to the game was to make it through excruciatingly difficult obstacle courses without dying. During the second video, STAR_ continued to ask if Jerma would play Rest In Peace Department with him. When STAR_ uploaded the video days later, Jerma pointed out that STAR_ had been asking Jerma to play with him for two weeks, proving his point that it wasn't worth it since the game itself was below average.

Jerma Rumble Edit

Jerma Rumble Edit

STAR_ is involved in this rumble, but looks absolutely nothing like his physical counterpart. This version is African American, wearing casual clothes. Jerma used to do this often to play around with the running gag that people didn't know what STAR_ looked like at the time. He is later eliminated by Danny Devito.

Jerma Rumble 2 Edit

During Jerma Rumble 2, STAR_ had the honor of being the first contestant in the line-up of wrestlers that would later be seen. He is eliminated by Grandpa 5 minutes in.

Jermania 2014Edit

Ster was not a participant in Jermania 2014 but he was part of the audience during Grandpa's Gauntlet match where Grandpa gets angry at him. Ster was having none of that, punched Grandpa in the face, and left the stadium irritated.

Jerma Rumble: Live Action Edit

Ster plays the role of the Christmas Tree in Jerma Rumble 4, and is eliminated by the Giant Rat by being gnawed by the Rat's teeth.

Falling out Edit

On one of STAR_/ster's streams, it was stated that Jerma and ster are no longer friends.

According to a stream on February 12th, 2017, Star's wife Ashley cancelled a doctor's appointment to play Dungeons and Dragons with ster and Jerma. Jerma texted ster midway through the stream, thus beginning the falling out. Most of the stream's off-topic conversations had to do with ster and Jerma, with ster expressing his disappointment with Jerma to the stream's viewers. Jerma then had to last-minute decline the DnD campaign, because Kim wanted to go out for dinner. Presumably, they were mad at ster for being angry about the whole thing, but ster explained on-stream why it wasn't his fault. By the time Jerma got back to him, ster was already streaming, which is when the falling out started. Ster explained that whenever he tries to make plans with Jerma, Kim gets in the way and quote "Somehow makes it as hard as possible for me, so I'm done." Ster hasn't referenced Jerma very much since the incident and when he does he mostly insults Kim for ruining their friendship.

It is unclear if they will ever be friends or collaborate again, but Jerma has confirmed that they at least talk every now and then. Jerma has also stated the two have "moved on" and has overall behaved gracefully about the issue. Many fans of both creator's have disagreed about who really was in the wrong. One thing that is clear is that everybody wants sterma back.

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Trivia Edit

  • STAR_ married his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Lange, sometime during Summer-Fall of 2015.
  • STAR_'s "ster_" nickname is a play on his last name, Serge. By removing the G and the "E" suffix at the end, but combining it with his internet name. "ster" is a result.
  • STAR_ is younger than Jerma by 4 years, 11 months.
  • STAR_ started on YouTube on May 30th, 2007. The first video on his channel is a tutorial on how to play carefully as the Scout on TF2, uploaded January 22, 2011. Although many fans have stated that he had uploaded videos earlier than that.
  • It has been confirmed by the man who plays Carl Griffinsteed that STAR_ is indeed The Christmas Tree in Jerma Rumble - Live Action, Saying: "ster was the christmas tree, he was there day two"
  • STAR_ was previously known to rarely express his feelings towards Jerma, or complement him; presumably he finds this difficult, but he considered him a close friend. This no longer seems to be the case, however.
  • According to Jerma, STAR_ and his wife, Ashley, have 4 kids, with a 5th on the way, all of them named Greg.