Enemy Type
Unholy spirit/Alter-ego
Fan games + See below

Darkiplier is a name that fans use to describe Markiplier when he is not behaving normally, instead opting for a more creepy personality and actively trying to scare his fan base. There have only been a few instances of such behavior, but each instance has ranged from very subtle and effective to very obvious and amusing.

As of late, the fan base has come to acknowledge Darkiplier as a separate being, rather than one of Mark's many alter egos.

Darkiplier makes most appearances in fan fictions or fan games. In these circumstances, he is depicted as being Mark's bad to the bone evil twin brother.


Who Killed Markiplier?

It is revealed that Darkiplier is actually a fusion of Damien, his sister Celine, the body of the Protagonist (the viewer), and the Evil Entity that was held inside the House for decades (characters from the series).

The series started when Mark, out of jealousy for the Colonel's love affair with Celine (his ex), planned to frame the Colonel for his “death” by a game of Russian Roulette, tricking him into thinking he wanted to mend their broken friendship but in reality the Manor itself is a character all it’s own and not only does no one stays dead within it, the longer they stay within the Manor the worst that person’s sanity gets. Mark’s plan for revenge failed when Celine, arrived soon afterwards.

The Entity within the Manor was able to convince Mark to possess Damien’s body as he and Damien were identical in appearance, and then the Spirit was able to take over Celine’s body, they both then trapped Celine and Damien in Mark’s broken body then killed his own empty body to forbid Damien from possessing it. The Colonel believing that the Detective was the cause of the deaths of his friends shot him in a fit of rage, then seconds later accidently shoots and kills the Faceless Protagonist, the Colonel insisting in horror that he didn't mean to do it, as the Protagonist falls over the railing, landing in the Spirit Dimension.

Damien and Celine are waiting for them, before saying that there is no time to properly explain, and that Mark has tricked them all to get revenge. The Mayor and the Seer ask that the Protagonist trust them, but unfortunately the Dark Force inhabiting the House tricks them all into thinking that this was the best way to fix everything, in the end they make Darkiplier: The body is the Protagonist, Celine and Damien’s souls and the Evil Entity. The Protagonist returns to the world of the living as a fusion of all three characters however the Colonel; who’d been staring at their body for the last ten hours and mourning the loss of his friends (cradling Damien’s cane), sees this and laughs the final remnants of his sanity shattering, believing now that death doesn’t matter, that when someone dies, they will just wake back up after awhile, that it was a just a cruel joke. The Colonel, laughing in despair walks off in search of Damien and Celine, believing that they weren’t dead and were in on the prank, fully becoming Wilford Warfstache.

After the departure of the Colonel, The Protagonist walks up to Damien's staff, taking of, the hand then morphed into a male’s hand before the Viewer looks into the mirror and sees that they have taken the appearance of Damien, albeit with dark shadows under his eyes. But the light, the goodness of Damien and Celine now gone, the worst part of them remaining instead. The Protagonist cracks their neck and the mirror shatters and the camera distorts in the traditional Darkiplier style before the Viewer leaves, revealing that the body of the Protagonist, the souls of Celine and Damien and the Evil Entity inhabiting the House make up Darkiplier. The Viewer looks at the their reflection, a blank and sad look in their face before it warps into fury and Darkiplier walks off leaving the Viewer’s mind and humanity trapped within the mirror.

A Date With Markiplier

He also appears as an antagonist in the interactive game. Depending on what play is chosen, Darkiplier appears. After talking for a while, he gives the date a choice. The player can choose to continue the date, which will lead to Markiplier attacking Dark. After some wrestling, the player must decide to shoot the man standing to the left or the right. The choice decides if the player chooses the good or the bad ending.

Markiplier TV

In "Markiplier TV" , what appeared to be Willford Warfstache`s project, Darkiplier is one of the leaders of Mark`s alter egos at the conference, discussing said project (along with Willford, according to Mark). He is shown concerned about their main goal (which is to take back control), but respects and appreciates Warfstache, even calling him Will in rather friendly manner. Dark seems to be the most intellegent and pragmatical among other personalities, his opinion was final to convince Warfstache to leave his idea.

Don't Play This Game

In "Don't Play This Game", Dark is portrayed without eyeliner, unlike "A Date With Markiplier". Markiplier begins to talk with the voice in the game, eventually staring straight into the camera, and switching from "reading" the lines to "acting" them, until the video glitches, and it focuses on the face cam, blocking out the cryptic game entirely. The screen then goes black after he recites the message again, and he speaks directly to the audience. "Do you understand me?" He says. "...Nobody does." and cuts back to Mark. During the outro, the screen turns back to Darkiplier just as Mark says his usual, "Buh-bye!"

Markiplier...My Name is...Mark

In the fan game "Markiplier...My Name is...Mark", Darkiplier is the main antagonist of the game being responsible for all events that occur in Markiplier's dream. He is seen in Chapter 3 where he confronts him and tells Mark that he is like Ying and Yang, complete opposites (Markiplier nice and upbeat and Darkiplier dark and cruel) but are unable to survive without each other. He is then forced to retreat after he is affected by a cross and then pushes Markiplier into a pool waking him up.

Characteristics & Traits

"Darkiplier" is often depicted with a light beaming from below him, creepily smiling towards the screen with his head down and his eyes up, to emphasize the fear factor of his appearance.

"Darkiplier" started as a much darker version of Markiplier, who often behaved in a scary fashion in order to garner reactions from the audience, especially made effective in videos that are already horrific in nature. As time passed, the fan base considered "Darkiplier" to be a separate being from Mark, making varied appearances in several of Mark's videos, and occasionally interrupting a recording with a foreboding message to the audience.

On multiple occasions, "Darkiplier" notes that there is something behind the viewer, and that they would face dire consequences, should they turn around.

Often times, Mark (as "Darkiplier") acknowledges that he is acting strange or creepy - for example, in "Pizza Delivery v2.0", Mark looks to the webcam, making a "scary" face, then continues to turn back to the screen and states that he should be looking at the screen, yet continues to look at the webcam and back.

Darkiplier appearances are also sometimes accompanied by the phrase "I don't quite feel like myself..." taken from the Raspy Hill video.


Darkiplier has appeared in several videos, sometimes alongside Mark himself:

Cyndago Collaborations

Notable examples


  • In Error #53, Mark continuously tries to play off the scary aspects of the game as "glitches" while admitting that the game is supposed to be scary, hinting at "Darkiplier's" influence.
  • In the episode "Mr. Kitty Saves the World", there is a purple face that interrupts the video and says, "Thank you", implying "Darkiplier". Afterward, the video 'resets' and Mark pops up suddenly saying "Help me!", before disappearing.
  • He briefly appears in Mark's second episode of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, along with the text "It's me".
  • In Raspy Hill, near the end of the video, he is shown twitching and his disembodied voice welcomes the fan base to the game. He is also suddenly shown with the face of a Jack-O-Lantern.
  • There has also been noticeable instances where "Darkiplier" has shown up in Mark's normal Lets Plays as brief flashes (which can be seen in the fan made "Darkiplier" compilations).
  • In "The Way Too Serious Dance" is shown that Mark can "summon" him at will by dangerous dance. If not done accurately, the summoning will hurt user.
  • Darkiplier also appears as a character in the fanmade game Markiplier... My Name Is... Mark...
  • In the fanmade game, With the Addition of Markiplier: Dance With Caution, Darkiplier appears as a female version of Markiplier.
  • In "Markiplier RETURNS!!" Mark thinks that Darkiplier looks like emo vampire.
  • Markiplier created a post on his blog acknowledging the "existence" of "Darkiplier":
RE: Darkiplier
For the people picking Darkiplier as their favorite character of mine… I don’t know who Darkiplier is. He is not a “character” I play. I don’t even know when you all started calling him by that name.
You made him real.
And now he knows who you are.
Why did you do this...
Video Moment Date
Don't blink Entire Jun 19, 2012
Don't move Entire Jul 4, 2012
Slender: Elementary (8/8 Complete) 0:17 - 0:23 Aug 31, 2012
160 FLOORS COMPLETE WITH ENDING 0:00 - 2:32 Sep 27, 2012
OCTOBER OF TERROR 0:00 - 0:44 Oct 1, 2012
The Livestream Has ENDED! Entire Oct 14, 2012
October of Terror Ends Entire Oct 31, 2012
Toward the Light 3:23 - 3:50 Nov 17, 2012
Markiplier and Yamimash Play Amnesia! 27:01 - 27:22 Dec 6, 2012
SCARIEST GAME EVER 8:15 - 8:26 Dec 9, 2012
SCARING MYSELF STUPID 13:57 - 14:12 Dec 11, 2012
THE NEW ENDING 5:02 - 5:38 Dec 17, 2012
Sonic.exe 5:40 - 5:53 Dec 24, 2012
White Finger 6:51 - 7:17 Mar 10, 2013
MARKIPLIER STARVES 15:39 - 15:55 May 2, 2013
Markiplier Mail #7 0:00 - 0:29 May 7, 2013
JUMPSCARES AND PONIES 0:53 - 1:21 Mar 4, 2013
Hello Kitty Island Adventure Entire May 28, 2013
SO MANY JUMPSCARES! 10:25 - 10:46 May 28, 2013
BLAME 13:38 - 14:13 May 29, 2013
Pizza Delivery v2.0 7:19 - 7:35 Jun 19, 2013
PIANO MONSTERS!! 11:33 - 11:42 Jun 26, 2013
BROFORCE AND SILLINESS 58:20 - 59:02 Jun 28, 2013
CRAP MY PANTS 3:26 - 3:43 Jul 11, 2013
Mr. Kitty Saves The World 1:01 - 1:55 Jul 23, 2013
Error #53 7:36 Jul 23, 2013
Raspy Hill 1:48 - 2:46 Jul 28, 2013
Shadows Chapter 2 6:02 - 6:26 Aug 4, 2013
JUMPSCARES AND BLOOD 6:14 - 6:56 Sep 18, 2013
"GOOD" END 16:02 - 16:10 Sep 15, 2013
October of Terror! Entire Oct 26, 2013
Are Jumpscares Scary? 0:34 - 1:49 Oct 31, 2013
BIGGEST RAGE IN HISTORY 9:05 - 9:36 Apr 15, 2014
Best Friends Forever Entire May 2, 2014
Jumpscare Friends 3:23 May 12, 2014
Markiplier RETURNS!! 2:46 - 3:03 Sep 2, 2014
Markiplier is SICK... AGAIN!! 0:00 - 0:08 Sep 25, 2014
BATHROOM BLITZ 2:05 - 2:09 Dec 24, 2014
The Five Nights at Freddy's Song 3:57 - 4:07 Mar 21, 2015
The Way Too Serious Dance 0:00 - 0:43 Apr 6, 2015
Freddy & Golden Freddy! 10:45 - 10:55 Jun 4, 2015
DO YOU HAVE SCOPOPHOBIA? 9:02 - 9:06 Jun 25, 2015
MONSTERS IN THE DEEP Description of Video Oct 26, 2015
Surgeon Simulator IN REAL LIFE 5:50-6:15 May 10, 2016
DON'T LAUGH CHALLENGE #3 2:56-3:02 July 12, 2016
relax 0:34-1:07 Aug 14, 2016
A Date With Markiplier Feb 17, 2017
Markiplier TV 7:32-9:56 May 5, 2017
The Voice of Darkiplier - Markiplier ReMIX Jun 29, 2017
Darkpilier VS Antisepticeye 0:06-5:11 Jul 28, 2017
Fischbachs Mark Fischbach | Tom | Mom | Dee | Chica | Buddi
and Crew
Aaron Ash | Amy Nelson | Bob Muyskens | Cyndago (Daniel KyreMatt WatsonRyan Magee) | Ethan Nestor | Kathryn Knutsen | Sean McLoughlin | Tyler Scheid | Wade Barnes
Recurring Collaborators Brooke Lawson | CinnamonToastKen | Cryaotic | EatMyDiction1 | Fine Brothers | Game Grumps | Jesse Busemeyer | Jordan Maron | Latin Goddess | LixianTV | Matthias | PewDiePie | Rosanna Pansino | SeaNanners | TheRPGMinx | Zombiemold | Ohmwrecker
Others Jessica Fossey | Caspie1405 | Coyotemation | Cranbersher | Crown Interactive | Darkiplier | DidYouKnowGaming? | Dlive | Edge | Hot Pepper Gaming | jacksfilms | JeffKyler14 | markiplierSINGSbadly | MatPat | Octobarian | Polaris | RadicalSoda | Random Encounters | shodleech | Sienna Spalding | SuperMega | Tiny Box Tim | Tobygames | Triggerhappy1337 | UberHaxorNova | Wilford Warfstache

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