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|“||For the people depicting Darkiplier as my favorite character… I don't know who Darkiplier is. He's not a character. I don't know when you even starting calling him by that name. You made him real, And he's coming for you. Why did you do this...?||„|
|~ Markiplier acknowledging the existence of Darkiplier.|
|“||Welcome to Raspy Hill... Enjoy your stay.||„|
|~ Darkiplier's speech during his very first appearance.|
Darkiplier is the main antagonist of the famous YouTuber's channel Markiplier. He is what fans call Markiplier when he is acting differently from his usual behavior, instead having a more dark, creepy, eerie personality and is trying to scare the fanbase. He has appeared in many Markiplier videos and as of late, he is now recognized by the fanbase as a separate being rather than a personality. He is the darker, more evil version of Markiplier and was created by the actual fanbase according to Markiplier.
Darkiplier is often depictied with light shining below him, creepily smiling towards the camera with his head turned sideways, and his eyes up. This is to emphasise the fear factor. He is a much darker version of Markiplier as he often scares the audience. The scares are effective especially when the video itself is horrific in nature (example: a realy good horror game). On multiple occasions Darkiplier has told the viewers that there is something behind them (a possible reference to a jumpscare) and that there would be dire consequences if they turned around. Other times Markiplier (as Darkiplier) would acknowledge that he is being creepy/strange in cases such as when Markiplier was playing Pizza Delivery 2.0 he was looking straight into the webcam making a scary face and turns back to focus on the screen to focus more on the game but looks back at the webcam from time to time. As time passed on the fanbase relized that Darkiplier is a separate entity and resulted in him making several appearences in Mark's videos.
Danger in Fiction
In the Danger in Fiction video series, Darkiplier is the main antagonist simply called "The Host". In it, Dark uses random people and has them complete a "story" that he wrote which is really a series of tasks that he orders the person to do. First he makes Daniel Sinclair perform a story for him and cooperates with him but towards the end he starts to resist. The result is that he becomes mentally unstable and gets sent to an insane asylum. In chapter 2, Dark ends up going after Daniel's friend, Ryan and forces him to play his game after writing for him a "story". Ryan resists and is soon forced to an unknown location where Dark tells him that he has written "Best Sellers" and David and him were the center of each story. He forces Ryan to stay in the chair until he can cooperate but Ryan breaks loose and escapes.
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.
A Date With Markiplier
He will also appear as an main antagonist in that interactive game, as he remplaced mark when the date doesn't notice, then after all the scene with him, the player will see Mark attitude as change, then when the player that two mark are in front of their eye, the player will have to chose to shoot mark, or Darkiplier or not, wich the choice will go the player will see if she or he choose the good ending , the bad ending, or the neutral ending.
Darkiplier is typically just Markiplier but his skin is darker because of video editing or its pixelated, or black and white. In Danger in Fiction he wears a light tan trench coat, a t-shirt underneath, and he has a blindfold over his eyes that is stained with blood and blood is seen dripping down to his neck as if one or both of his eye(s) were jabbed out however in DIF chapter 2 he is seen having two functioning eyes so it could be just for scare.
"A Date With Markiplier" and "Relax" both show Darkiplier with black eye-liner on; presumably to differentiate him from Mark himself and reinforce his status as a villain.
Darkiplier is the evil version of Markiplier. He is dark, cruel, creepy and uses fear to scare the audience and the fanbase. In Danger in Fiction, Dark seems to be obsessed with writing his stories and will use force to make his victims cooperate. In fan art he is seen as a psychotic/demonic killer as he has killed people such as Nurse from Surgeon Simulator, Yammimash from Youtube (one of Mark's friends) and even Slender Man. Other fan arts include Darkiplier confronting Markiplier and ranges from scaring him to locking him in a computer and killing anyone he sees.
"A Date With Markiplier" takes the concept of "making his victims cooperate" even further, depicting him as a controlling sociopath that harbors intense rage at just about everything around him; barely able to mask this anger through a polite air. He also displays a manipulative side, making implications that he wants something in particular from the audience, and that he makes deals with people of interest
- In Raspy Hill gameplay video where Darkiplier first made his appearance, he is seen at the end announcing that he will make the people of Raspy Hill "feel right at home" making it a possibility that Darkiplier is the psychotic ruler of the region.
- In Danger in Fiction it is unknown why he is wearing a bloody blindfold even though he can see just fine in other appearances.
- According to Markiplier the fanbase (Markiplites) are the ones who created Darkiplier in the first place (making him a Tulpa).
- He can be considered the Big Bad of Markiplier's videos.