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|Date Joined:||May 26, 2012|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
|Schedule:||2-3 videos a day|
Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989) is a YouTube personality who goes under the name Markiplier, who primarily uploads playthroughs of various video games. He has accumulated more than 2 million subscribers, and makes a video every 100,000 subscribers or so to show his gratitude. He is prominently known for his videos pertaining to Slender, SCP: Containment Breach, Drunk Minecraft, Cry Of Fear, Amnesia Custom Stories and Happy Wheels Highlights.
His online handle (Markiplier) is a combination of his first name, Mark, and the word 'Multiplier'. He is half-Korean and half-German. Despite his background, he's only fluent in English (He did attempt to speak Portuguese, but it ended horribly. You may find this in his Pesadelo Let's Play). He occasionally hosts charity livestreams in which he raises money to donate to big charities, as well as his local charities; he has raised $207,221.43, which he raises by playing video games in livestreams.
Prominent video games
Cry Of Fear
1 of Markiplier's earliest, and most popular playthroughs was Cry Of Fear. This playthrough was 1 of the early horror game videos to feature a Markiplier face cam. Originally a Half-Life 1 mod, it has recently become a standalone game. Mark is a big fan of Half-Life and kept up with all the mods for the 1st Half-Life before his youtube days. He was very impressed with the quality of the mod, and the amount of work that had been put into creating original content especially for it. Although stumbling through the 1st couple of videos, he quickly adapted to the game and everything it threw at him. Mark's playthrough can be found here.
A few of Markiplier's most popular videos are those of his Slender playthroughs. He has mastered many of the Slender games, including Prison, Claustrophobia, Hospice, 7th Street, Mansion, and more. After trying a few times, he dedicated a few of his videos to a serious playthrough of Slender: Haunt, which he eventually mastered as well. He has yet to complete the original Slender: The 8 Pages, Slender: The Arrival, Carnival, or Christmas Special. The Christmas Special, (Which replaces Slenderman with a jolly Santa Claus, the grim music with Christmas music, buildings with gift boxes, and static with "Ho ho ho!") Mark says, is truly horrifying in its own way while also apparently destroying his childhood.
He seems to have grown quite fond of Slenderman, as seen in his playthrough of the indie game called Evil, where a gargantuan version of Slenderman was seen. With such appearances, he took to calling Slenderman "Slendy." which is now known as Slenderman's infamous nickname.
Indie Horror Games
Markiplier has played many indie horror games, dedicating multiple playlists to them. He takes suggestions from his subscribers as well as finding them out himself. Sometimes, Yamimash or other YouTubers recommend games to him, or he plays games that other YouTubers played that he finds intriguing.
Though he has received requests to play games built on RPGMaker, such as Ib or Mad Father, he has stated in a video before that he feels that such games are silly, and aren't really his style. However, due to very good criticism about the RPG game The Witch's House, Mark decided to "give it a try". After the gameplay, Mark admitted he had a wrong idea about RPG games and that them too can be scary. Since The Witch's House, Mark has played Paranoiac, Mad Father, Ib, and the Crooked Man, and has asked his viewers to suggest more games to play.
If you wanna check the play list out click here.
While he plays the games he occasionally gives a critique. While playing "Evil," an Indie Horror Game, Mark was not amused. He couldn't find the objective of the game, and while he liked a few mechanics of the game, he did not think that the slow-paced and clumsy controls kept the atomsphere going. Whatever atmosphere the game had grown in the 1st moments of the experience was completely obliterated soon after. A balloon version of Slenderman left Mark confounded, also stating that 1 couldn't just put scary stuff in a game and have it actually scary.
Some Indie Games that he has played include, but are not limited to:
Hide, Stalked, 1 Late Night, Evil, Hyde, Slendytubbies, Inside, The Corridor, Maze, Hylophobia, The Rake: Return to Asylum, The House, The House 2, Where Am I, Bunny Man: Lost Souls, Labyrinth, Labyrinth (as in Greek Mythology), The Rake: Hostel, Which, 1916, Imscared, Resolute Dark, Forest, Lasting, Exmortis, Mental Hospital, Illusion, Pesadelo, Inculcation, Sonic.exe, Dark Ocean, Fibrillation, Dream of the Bloodmoon, and The Grudge.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Often citing Amnesia as a truly terrifying game, Markiplier has dedicated many of his videos to the playthrough of both Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and custom stories made for the game.
So far, his favorite custom stories seem to be: The Things in the Night and The Great Work, and the upcoming A Machine for Pigs. Here is a list of his Custom Story Playthroughs:
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
Markiplier began his A Machine For Pigs playthrough on the same day that it was released, and produced 10 episodes of it. Although very excited for the game, he feels as though it was lacking in the fear factor that made The Dark Descent such a good horror game. That being said, he still appreciates it for what it is.
SCP Containment Breach
Despite saying he won't play this game again, Mark continues to do so. SCP involves different monsters starting with a root SCP followed by some number (i.e. SCP-001). SCP-173 (or 'Billy") is the most common 1 which instantly kills you when your character blinks. He has also played through different mods of the game, including Slender Mod and My Little Pony. He also played a fan-made mod of the game that changed all monsters' textures, as well as many other textures and sounds, to either be related to him or his channel or to be Markiplier himself. After the release of version 0.7.1, Mark started doing videos on SCP Containment Breach again (sometimes "cheating" his way through because the game can be a pain in his butt). He restated that SCP Containment Breach has given him some of the biggest scares. After another hault, Mark came back again with the release of version 0.8.
- "Hello, everybody, and welcome back t—[muyskerm: (something unintelligible)]—SHUT UUUUUUUUP!"
- —from Episode 2
Markiplier's 1st Drunk Minecraft was uploaded to his channel on the 8th of August 2012 and very rapidly became a fan favourite. It mainly features him with his 2 friends Muyskerm (Bob) & Lordminion777 (Wade) playing Minecraft while intoxicated. The 1st season consisted of 32 episodes and ran until early December. After many requests, Mark uploaded the 1st of the 2nd season of Drunk Minecraft on the 21st of March 2013, and in the 2nd season, Mark, Bob & Wade will have objectives to complete competetively to become the winner of the episode, the true winner being determined by their "Eye in the Sky". (Zombiemold a.k.a. "Zombie") Even though it has not been announced how long the 2nd season will run for, Mark revealed in Q&A session that Drunk Minecraft would be interrupted, since Bob moved away to be able to finish Law School. The series returned on October 27, with the episode "DON'T KILL THE CHICKEN." Upon the return, the previous style of Season 2 faded, with a more open theme, without as many contests.
A spin-off serious entitled "Drunk Prop Hunt" also appeared. This has taken place on both the Garry's Mod game and Minecraft maps most likely built by Zombiemold.
Mark has done numerous livestreams on Twitch. He has also done a few major charity livestreams, 1 of them being the $8000 Cancer Research Charity Donation and an almost $7000 donation to an organ charity. In 1 of his other livestreams, held on May 18th, 2013, Mark and his community were able to raise over $20,000 for the "American Cancer Society" charity in under 9 hours. In total, Mark, with the continued support of his loyal subscribers, raised $207,221.43 since the last charity livestream.
Co-op Video Games
Markiplier has played collaboration horror games a few times. He 1st did a collaboration with another popular Youtube Horror Let's Player, Yamimash. After this, he also played multiple Garry's Mod custom horror maps and an Indie Game called Slendytubbies with Yamimash, and played a non-horror game called Castle Crashers with Yamimash, Mangaminx, and CinnamonToastKen.
He has played a game called Primal Fear, which he is considering playing co-op with other Youtubers. However, he has let his subscribers decide.
He also played Trouble in Terrorist Town, Murder and Prop Hunt, with Youtubers such as Mangaminx, Ohmwrecker, Pewdiepie, Seananners, CaptainSparklez, Yamimash, EatMyDiction and Bob and Wade from Drunk Minecraft.
Markiplier plays with a style contrasting that of many other Let's Players on Youtube. While some, such as ChaoticMonki, 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. 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, he often panics, giving his trademark (no pun intended) screams and fleeing towards the nearest available closet. Upon the departing/escape from the threat, his smooth attitude returns and so do his jeers of derison towards the game's antagonist.
However, on games such as Cat Mario or Give Up, or any nonsensical puzzle, he goes into a fit of rage. He is often very fired up while playing such games.
Alongside his suave and sonorous voice, Mark has a well-trained eye for quality in games, praising especially creative or innovative features, especially physics. He's willing to play a game through to it's end despite any faults it may have, even particularly bad ones, showing his appreciation for all games.
After playing a game, he will often pause for a minute before ending the video to talk about the quality of the game, what it did and didn't do well, as well as giving the developer advice as to how to make the game better.
- "Wow... I am actually crying."
- —after he first stops playing the game
In this horror title for the Oculus Rift, Mark got so frightened by the atmosphere and the monsters around him that, when a gargoyle attacked his player character, he actually took the VR visor off. He soon realizes that the experience has caused him to cry.
Nonetheless, Mark finally pulled himself together and finished the game. He later comments that there's a difference between immersion in the game world (a key element in horror) and having "a monster...2 inches from your face."
"Hello everybody! My name is Markiplier, and welcome (back) to [game name here]!"
"I am TOO PRO!"
"I'M SO STRONG/TOUGH/BRAVE/HANDSOME/SMART!"
"I'm not scared. Not even a little bit." Invariably said at start of videos.
"Okay, now I'm scared. I'M SCARED!" Invariably follows above quote.
"Hello Baaaby." Said to any non-corpse/monster female encountered. Commonly said to the angel statues in Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and its custom stories.
"I don't even know what he did, I don't even care!" "Wade!!!"
"Wait a minute... (When he notices something in a puzzle that was in his face all the time)
"Red light. Green light!"
"I'm a spastic saver!"
"Not happy fun times."
"Fuck-a you, exams!"
"Why can't I computer!! (Bashes head into keyboard multiple times) Why!!!"
"Yup. Jumpscares Galore."
"Where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe."
"Fuck you and fuck everything you care about."
"I will first shake his hand for making such an awesome custom story, and then I'll PUNCH HIM IN THE DICK!...I'll punch them in the dick so hard they'll become women!... 'Now I'll get all of my fans go to your house and HOLD YOU DOWN while I punch you in the dick."
"Dick Punching Party!!!"
"I'm a Goofy Goober, yeah!"
"That thing likes to scream in my ear."
"AAHH! That is a beast of legend!" (Labyrinth)
"Wharfstache don't take no shit from no 1."
"Thank you so much."
"I'm rambling on again."
"Sound is everything in a game."
"What is going oAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!"
"I boosh you!"
"I'm King of the Squirrels!!!"
"I'm like the face of Cheez-It!"
"I'm a strong independent woman, WHO DON'T NEED NO MAN!" (Whenever he plays a female character in any game)
"And as always, I will see yooouuu, In the next video! BYE BYEEE!"
"BOXESSS!!!!!!!!!" (Whenever he sees boxes, particularly in Garry's Mod with Yamimash)
"WHEREEEES THE BLAAACKSMIITH?!"
"I CAN FEEL THE TREES!: (Slender: The Arrival)
"NO THANK YOU. I DON'T WANT ANY." Often screamed when faced with a monster.
"Goodie goodie gumdrops"
"Alright alright alriiight! You gon' learn today!"
"Little piggy no no, little piggy go home!" (Outlast & Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs)
"SHUT UP NURSE! I KNOW WHAT'S BEST!" (Surgeon Simulator 2013)
"Open the door, get on the floor, everybody do the dinosaur!"
"Those are people!, Those are people!, I'm gonna go say hi to the people!"
"Brick'd in the dick!"
- "! ...What was that?! What the hell was that?! What did you just throw at me?! ...[I] wasn't ready for that! Jeezus! Calm down!"
- [after finally pushing his first chair; pauses] "...Oh, COME on! How was I supposed to [know I had to] do that?! You son of a bitch!"
- "Why would I trust him?! Why in a million years?! I saw him get garbled!"
- "AHHH! ...Ah, I walked right into him."
- "Damnit, I turned up your mike! Why did I turn it up?!"
- Mark, as showed in his pole dancing video with siennaspaldingtv , can turn his feet nearly 180 degrees.
- Mark has stated in a recent livestream that his middle name is Edward.
- Mark has said that he has worked as a Bartender and a Carpenter.
- He is a big fan of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
- In his most recent vlog, "Moving to LA!!" He said he has plans to move to LA in a few months so he will be able to be closer to "the heart of YouTube" and be able to collaberate with fellow YouTubers more often.
- He is addicted to Cookie Clicker, and in his recent vlog "Moving to LA!!" he said he has reset twice. By contrast, he doesn't play Flappy Bird, since he knew he was going to get addicted to the app. The only other version of Flappy Bird he has played is FlapBound, an EarthBound-styled game.
- ↑ http://soapboxmedia.com/innovationnews/030513markiplier.aspx
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://youtu.be/fl7fz__6B-4
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 https://michaelbishop852.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/on-wikipedia-youtube-and-reality/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 http://michaelbishop852.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/example-markiplier-playing-dreadhalls/