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Markiplier
MARKIPLIER YOLO
Full Name Mark Edward Fischbach
Years on Youtube MarkiplierGAME: Two
Affiliation Yamimash
Channels MarkiplierGAME

About MarkiplierEdit

Markiplier (Born Mark Edward Fischbach on June 28, 1989) is the younger brother of webcomic author & artist Thomas Jason Fischbach (known for the popular webcomic TwoKinds) and a well-known YouTuber with a rapidly growing loyal fanbase, referred to by different names, most notably as the "Markiplites" (in one livestream, he comments that he grew fond of the name "Markiplier's Heroes", but referred to the community as the "Markiplite community" in a Facbook post). As noted in his Farewell Livestream on February 22, 2014, he is currently 5'10". Mark is currently 25 years of age.

Mark is known for his various playthroughs (Let's Plays) of games in the horror genre, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but he mainly focuses on indie horror games, for the purposes of giving them more attention. He is also known to have played games outside of horror, such as Minecraft (notably seen in his long-running series "Drunk Minecraft", in which he collaborates with his good friends Bob Muyskens (muyskerm) and Wade Barnes (LordMinion777)).

During the course of his channel's run, Mark has released several Sketch comedy videos (one of which his trademark alter ego, "Wilford Warfstache", was born from), commonly collaborating with Cyndago. He currently has over 2,000,000 subscribers (as of April 6, 2014 between 10:16 PM - 11:59 AM) and his channel continues to grow as one of the fastest growing channels on YouTube. He formerly resided in Cincinnati before moving to Los Angeles on March 4, 2014. 

More about Markiplier and his past is shown in his "Draw My Life" video.

ChannelsEdit

MarkiplierEdit

Main article: MarkiplierGAME

Markiplier's current main channel, in which he uploads Let's Plays, sketch comedies and vlog updates.

Original Main ChannelEdit

Markiplier's original main channel, now known as "Please Subscribe to my NEW Channel!"; was probably Markiplier's third channel with VLogs and gameplay videos.

Markiplier 1Edit

Main article: Markiplier 1

Markiplier's first channel; has long since been deleted. Not much is known about this channel.

Markiplier 2Edit

Main article: Markiplier 2

Markiplier's second channel, now deleted. Like Markiplier 1, not much is known about this channel.

Markiplier Livestream ArchivesEdit

Main article: Markiplier Livestream Archives

Markiplier's channel for archiving Livestreams. It has been inactive for some time.

Alter EgosEdit

Wilford WarfstacheEdit

Main article: Wilford Warfstache

Wilford Warfstache is Mark's most widely known alter ego, characterized by his pink flowing moustache and amusing deep voice. He became somewhat of an icon of Mark's channel shortly after the release of The Fall of Slender Man. Since the sketch comedy's release, he has often been associated with seeking answers from the Slender Man about his personal life.

Mark-BotEdit

A lesser-known alter ego, Mark-Bot is simply a robotized version of Mark, speaking in the typical monotone/tri-tone and using hand gestures often associated with the Robot Dance. Mark-Bot has only made minor appearances in a few of Mark's videos, such as his Tekkit For Two livestream.

DarkiplierEdit

Main article: Darkiplier

Darkiplier is similar to Markiplier, but depicted as a being with a much darker attitude, hence the namesake. He could be seen as Markiplier's opposite, displaying behaviour that highly contrasts Mark's more upbeat and happy personality. Darkiplier came to be known after Mark's displays of creepiness towards the viewers throughout some of his videos - at the time, "Darkiplier" merely referred to Mark's creepy side, but the fanbase soon interpreted Darkiplier as a separate personality.

Santa ClausEdit

Main article: Santa (Happy Wheels)

Mark's interpretation of Santa Claus is significantly different to the well-known jolly man, bearing a more disturbing personality, behaving more harshly towards his elves and being a heavy drinker of "eggnog". Santa grew to fame within the fanbase after the release of Mark's Happy Wheels Highlights series.

Livestreams/Fan InteractionEdit

Mark does a variety of monthly livestreams on the video game-streaming site Twitch.tv. During these livestreams, Mark often starts with a simple game of Minecraft as "something slow to start off with".

The majority of Mark's streams act as fundraising events to assist those in need - Mark sets an amount of money to raise for the chosen charity effort (eg. Child's Play, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society, etc.) as a 'goal' to reach during the span of the livestream, where he depends on the viewers to donate to help the cause in question, and occasionally making his own donation to assist. Gameplay is broadcasted for entertainment, and breaks are taken in-between hours to interact with the fans and encourage them to help the charity by donating.

Most of Mark's livestreams are done solo, but other streams see the combined efforts of Mark, Bob and Wade to help in fundraising for the charity efforts, whilst collaborating with each other in a different selection of games.

Occasionally, Mark's streams involve playthroughs of fan-made work. On other occasions, streams are set up to meet with fans in certain multiplayer games and order them to do his bidding (no one objects, however).

Mark also occasionally does fan sessions, commonly on the chat site Omegle, where he meets with and talks to his fans for a minute at a time, often drawing excited reactions from the people he interacts with.

Here is his first Omegle video and here is his second Omegle video

His livestreams can be found here. Currently, some past broadcasts are broken and cannot be viewed in full.

Co-op playsEdit

Markiplier has played collaboration horror games a few times. He first did a collaboration with another popular Youtuber , Yamimash . After this, he continued and played multiple Garry's Mod custom horror maps and and other Indie Games with Yamimash , and played a non-horror game called Castle Crashers with 3 other youtubers therpgminx , CinnamonToastKen , and Yamimash . He also plays other Garry's Mods which are called Trouble in Terrorist Town, Prop Hunt, Murder and Gmod Tower as well as Minecraft with his friends Bob and Wade, CaptainSparklez, PewDiePie, SeaNanners, GassyMexican, EatMyDiction1, and other Famous Youtubers.

While playingEdit

MoodEdit

Markiplier plays with a style contrasting that of many other Let's Players on YouTube while some, such as ChaoticMonki (Cry), play with a subdued, sarcastic, and sometimes panicked mood, and others such as PewDiePie play with a constantly confused, panicked, and action-packed way, Mark plays with a mixture of both. When things are quiet, he thinks and calms down before trying to solve the puzzle.

He commonly takes on an exaggerated facade of courage and bravado when clear of danger, proclaiming his superhuman strength, bravery, and incredible good looks (most prominently seen in his earlier playthroughs). He (jokingly) overstates either his gaming skills, or his incompetence with solving puzzles, and threatens off-screen monsters, and sometimes real people, with a variety of awkward - often chair-related - violence.

Upon the appearance of an enemy in-game, he often panics, giving his trademark screams and fleeing towards the nearest available hiding place. Upon the departing of, or escaping from the threat, his smooth attitude returns and so do his jeers of derison towards the game's antagonist.

However, on certain rage games (e.g. Cat Mario and Give Up), even unintentionally rage-inducing games (e.g. Surgeon Simulator 2013, Amnesia: The Great Work), or during any nonsensical puzzle, he goes into fits of rage, usually due to the difficulty of finding the solution. He is often very fired up while playing such games and usually takes a while afterwards to calm down.

SkillsEdit

Alongside his suave and sonorous voice, Mark has a well-trained eye for quality in games, praising creative or innovative features, especially physics-based examples.

After playing a game, he will often pause for a minute before ending the video to talk about the quality of the game, what the developers did and didn't do well, as well as giving them advice as to how to make the game better.

"Most Caring Youtuber"Edit

From time to time, Mark is referred by some of his fans as exceptionally caring and a lovable person, a reason that has been one of the main reasons his channel is so rapidly growing. Special V-logs in which Mark talks directly with his fanbase are not rare, but on 10/10/2013, after finishing the fan-made game "Ripest of Fears" Mark openly admitted that he has lost some of this contact with his fanbase while doing his best to be a good entertainer and accused himself of giving too much importance to things that really didn't matter, putting his subscribers counting ahead of himself.

Sentimental Mark

Message by Mark at the end of "Ripest of Fears" video

One can see that Mark truly cares for his fans as, closing to the end of the video, he inadvertently showed signs of having cried during his speech and excused himself of making fun of some aspects of the game he was playing, as he admitted that some effort was put into it and that was what really mattered and thanked once more his loyal fans and promised to change back to the way he was, trying harder to reestablish some of this contact he lost by doing more special V-logs and answering more frequently to people.

Games PlayedEdit

Main article: List of Games

Mark's channel consists of a series of games that vary in genre and content. Horror games, such as the Slender series, SCP: Containment Breach and its number of custom mods, and Amnesia, its sequel and various custom stories, make up the majority of Mark's video count. Among the list of games he has played are a number of games that are considered highly difficult ("rage" games) and a number of independent, or "indie", games.

QuotesEdit

  • "Hello!" - When noticing a new presence
  • "So what about that?"
  • "Bing bong! Bring it on!" During SCP Containment Breach
  • "Excuse me? SCUSE ME?!" - His way of showing extreme confusion or fear in some situations
  • "Squeeeeeeeeeaaak" - Whenever he is opening a door.
  • "To infini-nope and beyond." - Steve's Office
  • "Ho Ho Holly Hell!" - Santa Clause - Happy Wheels Highlights
  • "Jingle balls, jingle balls, harpoons up my ass!" - Happy Wheels Highlights #26
  • "Hjababujajebaba!!" - The sound he makes while "shuffling" through the forest in Knock Knock, christened "The Mumble Dance" by many Markiplites.
  • "Can we do it? No we can't! ...Maybe. I don't know, I'm not very committed to this decision, but whatever." - Knock Knock
  • "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!" (innuendo joke that Mark constanly pops up from nowhere in various games)

"I want to dance like an epileptic squid on acid." - Death Dice Overdose

"F you in the A and have a nice day!" (Near Some Outros)

"SHUT UP NURSE! I KNOW WHAT'S BEST!" - Surgeon Simulator

"Holy balls!" -Various Videos

"OH MY NARDS!" - Various Videos

"Oh my God, I am tripping balls right now!" - XCVB (while dosed up with cold medicine)

"Just need one more, open the door, get on the floor, everybody do the dinosaur!" -Slender: The Nine Pages

"Balls to the wall!" -SCP Containment Breach

"I'm back at the red dildo! AGAIN!" -Slender

"Stork flies out of your vagina? Isn't that how it works? Just, "BWAKAAAAW!!!" and then all the sudden you had a baby! And a stork. Better feed that stork." -Ildefonse Part 2

"What rhymes with axe? MORE axe!" -Nightmare House

"Fwiffwow!" - Guaranteed Monster Evasion Technique

"One thing that I liked about being a bartender: if you make people laugh, you get better tips but you will never have better tips than the girl besides you with giant boobs [...] I can make people laugh but God damn I sure wish I had boobs... you can quote me on that" - Ominous

"He is going to nible on your giblets" - Various Videos

"Don't be nibblin on my giblets." - Various Videos

"WHEEEERE'S THE BLAAACKSMIIIITH?!?" - Eleusis

"Let me AXE you a question" -Nightmare House

"I mean what's there to know? Comes out of the vagina like WHOOM BANG! Suddenly you got a baby!" -Ildefonse Part 2

"Let me just hump this until it makes seeeeeense!" (as Santa Claus in Happy Wheels)

"So its da poone run!" (Happy Wheels harpoon run)

"POOF:3!" -Toward The Light

"F*CK!" (after destruction of the crashy mcsplodey)

"DAMMIT WADE, I'M IN A HUMAN-DINOSAUR ROMANTIC SITUATION!!!" (Jurassic Heart)

"EVERYBODY DO THE DINOSAUR!" (needs source)

"HAAA-BERSKY" (needs source)

"I dunno if that's masky or not but i'm just gonna call him the lil` douchebag!" -Slender: The Arrival

"No, thank you! I don't want any!" (towards some monsters)

"Shut up, nurse! I'm a doctor, of course I know what is best!" (Surgeon Simulator 2013)

"Ding Dong Damn it" (source needed)

"Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why...? So many times I aks this question... why?" (needs source)

"Apparently the mechanics of this game is that you need to recharge your lantern, so... GUH-reat, that makes total sense." (Segatakai)

"Nope, nope, nope" (continue as long as panic persists)

"HEY SLENDY! YOU'RE AN A-HOLE! YOU'RE AN ASS!" (Slender: The Arrival)

"Little piggy, no no! Little piggy, go home!" (Started with Outlast)

"I'm just the greatest! And the smartest, the bravest, and the handsomest!" (at a victory of any kind)

"Helloooo, baaaayby! How YOU doin'?" (at any attractive video game female, especially the angel statues in Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its custom stories)

"Let's just nope off to Fuckthatville" (Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs)

"To be or not to F*** OFF!" (Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs)

"GET IN THE HOOOOOLE!" (several situations with Santa Clause in Happy Wheels)

"Hello? Anyone else want to dance? ...I'm great at the tango! ...And the macarena!" (Dead Space 3)

"Hello everybody! My name is Markiplier and welcome to Lets Play...." - Mark's intro quote

"And as always: I will see YOU - in the next video! Bye bye!" - Mark's outro quote

"Markiplier Out!" - Mark's old outro quote, replaced by "Bye Bye!" in newer outro quote.

"WHERE THE F*CK IS JOHN KEITH?" (The Crooked Man)

"Why are there nipple penises?" (Drunk Minecraft | GOKU'S NIPPLES)

"You sun ov-a Bitch" (Vanish and other horror games)

"Little bastard kiddies" (Santa's Rampage)

"Squeee..." (opening various doors)

"YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!" (during SCP-Containment Breach when pursued by an SCP)

"It's so weird!" (almost in every video)

"I knew they would stab me in the back... I'll just have to stab them in the back... I'll stab them in the butt.. That's what I'll do..." -Nether #2 - EVERYTHING GOES WRONG

"Thor! I told thee to calm thine tits! Thine tits are very rambunctious." (source needed)

"EW YOU'RE SO WEIRD." -To a monster in Outlast

"Do it. I am Cornholio." - Turbo Dismount with BOB

"Open the door get on the floor everyone do the dinosaur!"

"Double Finger Defense!" - Amnesia: When life no longer exists part 2

"I'm going to shove this ball so far up your ass your gonna be coughing up green." -Amnesia: Tenebris Lake, Part 6.

"NO THANK YOU." Dungeon Nightmares

"Let a gentleman show you FUCK" Flappy Fedora: Euphoria Overlaod

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TriviaEdit

  • His mother is a nurse. [1]
  • He is half German (father), half Korean (mother) (Source: Draw My Life- Markiplier).
  • He worked as a bartender sometime during his life.
  • Mark has stated in a recent livestream that his middle name is Edward.
  • On October 30th 2013, he earned 1,000,000 subscribers, accomplishing a goal he set for March of the following year.
  • Mark has mentioned on his Facebook page that his birthday is the 28th of June.
  • He has mentioned that he is very afraid of mannequins, which is often demonstrated in his playthroughs.
  • He also stated that he is afraid of dolls, since they are very similar to mannequins. [2]
  • In high school, his nickname was Marklesparkles, because he had long hair and someone threw sparkles in it. [3]
  • As mentioned in the Farewell Charity Livestream, the first time Mark visited Korea was when he was 4-5 years old. He revisited on two other occasions, when he was 9 and then 16. The first time he visited, he remembered fields and crops; on his subsequent visits, he remembered a more urban setting.
  • Mark's mother had always confused him and his brother's name, calling his brother Mark and calling him Thomas.
  • Mark had experienced extreme difficulty in finishing the indie horror game Vanish due to suffering from extreme stress and fear.
    • As of July 7, 2014 (5 days after the official release of the game's Release Candidate, and nearly a full year following his initial playthrough), Mark has completed the game.
  • Markiplier is a Whovian (Doctor Who fanatic), as he stated a reference in his It Moves video: "Face of Boe in this bitch!".
  • In Mark's "MAN TIME!!" video, one part shows him smoking a cigar, drawing questions from fans - he confirmed on the video that the cigar was not legit.
    • During the 12 Hour Charity Stream for Child's Play in late-2012, he confirmed that he does not smoke, but admitted to trying it on one occasion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ao Oni|Part 1| HIDE AND CRY AND DIE
  2. Mad Father|Part 1| THE MADNESS BEGINS
  3. STARGATE|Trouble In Terrorist Town #4
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