History Characters / MarbleHornets

12th Aug '16 12:55:13 PM Moonstreak
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* CaptainOblivious: A non-humorous example. In Entry #46, Alex doesn't seem to notice [[spoiler:when the Operator appears right behind him]]'. Jay points out in the end-of-video text that Alex had plenty of time to [[spoiler:follow him as he fled]], but didn't.

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* CaptainOblivious: A non-humorous example. In Entry #46, Alex doesn't seem to notice [[spoiler:when the Operator appears right behind him]]'.him]]. Jay points out in the end-of-video text that Alex had plenty of time to [[spoiler:follow him as he fled]], but didn't.



* DestroyTheEvidence: Hinted in hindsight to be the ''real'' reason Alex decided to [[spoiler:burn all the tapes]]. Foolishly subverted, however, as he decided to [[spoiler:keep one very critical tape which implicates him for Brian's murder/disappearance]], and later Jay and Tim discover the place where [[spoiler:Alex tried to bury the burnt tapes...with some of the tapes still functioning]].

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* DestroyTheEvidence: Hinted in hindsight to be the ''real'' reason Alex decided to [[spoiler:burn all the tapes]]. Foolishly subverted, however, as he decided to [[spoiler:keep one very critical tape which implicates him for Brian's murder/disappearance]], and later Jay and Tim discover the place where [[spoiler:Alex tried to bury the burnt tapes... with some of the tapes still functioning]].



* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity:]] [[spoiler:When he get's his own gun pointed at him, he only glares.]]

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* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity:]] [[spoiler:When he get's gets his own gun pointed at him, he only glares.]]
12th Aug '16 5:09:26 AM Moonstreak
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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Spends a lot of Season 2 having these conversations with [[spoiler:Alex]]. Comes to a head in Entry #47, where he's had enough of sitting around waiting for [[spoiler:Alex to call him]]. [[spoiler:it gets subverted]] in Entry #52, where we find out [[spoiler:Alex was intentionally trying to keep Jay out of everything]].

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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Spends a lot of Season 2 having these conversations with [[spoiler:Alex]]. Comes to a head in Entry #47, where he's had enough of sitting around waiting for [[spoiler:Alex to call him]]. [[spoiler:it [[spoiler:It gets subverted]] in Entry #52, where we find out [[spoiler:Alex was intentionally trying to keep Jay out of everything]].
11th Aug '16 5:06:15 AM Moonstreak
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** By season three, he's...exactly as bad at it as before. After hunting down Tim, he says "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I wasn't, like, sitting outside waiting on you or anything]] - I was in the area, so..."

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** By season three, he's... exactly as bad at it as before. After hunting down Tim, he says "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I wasn't, like, sitting outside waiting on you or anything]] - I was in the area, so..."
21st Jul '16 4:11:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** An interesting case in #40: he again investigates an unfamiliar area alone, but he shows some Genre Savviness when [[spoiler:he sees the Operator]], drops the camera and just ''runs''.

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** An interesting case in #40: he again investigates an unfamiliar area alone, but he shows some Genre Savviness savviness when [[spoiler:he sees the Operator]], drops the camera and just ''runs''.



* GenreSavvy:
** As mentioned above, he seems to be learning from his mistakes when he [[spoiler:drops the camera and runs]] in entry #40, which is probably the smartest thing anyone's done in the whole series.
** Also, turning his cellphone to vibrate when [[spoiler:infiltrating Alex's house, only to get a call from him while inside]]. Sure, he could have turned it to silent, but for Jay this might as well be rocket science.
** One of the most savvy (and gutsy) moves he makes in the series: in Entry #47, Jay forcibly steals Alex's car keys and locks them in his own car. He then demands Alex to give him Jessica's number, and the calls the number to make sure it's correct, before he gives the keys back.
** And to prove he's actually learning from his mistakes, in Entry #50 [[spoiler:Jay returns to Alex's house once more, and this time he waits till Alex actually drives away before entering. Jay successfully steals the mysterious tape and gets away without Alex noticing]]. Not only that, but [[spoiler:he labels the tape with a specific number and shows it to the camera]], probably in an attempt to circumvent any more cases of amnesia. Good plan, and it worked.
** Season 3 shows that Jay's attempting to redevelop the smarts he had developed but lost thanks to the seven-month gap, because in Entry #63 he's clearly uncomfortable meeting in a wide-open area and tells Tim that the hooded masked man is probably watching them at that moment. He also learns from what happened in Season 2: instead of going silent for over half a year [[spoiler:which bit him in the ass when he got his memory wiped and took an entire season to go through his stuff and figure out what happened]] he kept up at least a bit of correspondence over Twitter before finally starting Season 3.
** Likewise, by the time of Entry #69, he stops saying where he is planning to go on the [=YouTube=] videos before the fact, because he knows by then that other people he knows are watching them, and at least one of them means him harm and could ambush him if he knew where he was headed to.
** It's unclear as to whether or not it's savvy or [[ProperlyParanoid justified paranoia]], but in Entry #75 [[spoiler:Jay realizes Tim is hiding the tape they're looking for]].
** And then in [[spoiler: Entry #82]], he has the good sense to [[spoiler: try and call Tim to let him know where he's gone, and says he understands why Tim hid the tape from him. However, the call never reached Tim, and the next time they chronologically meet, [[SanitySlippage Jay has well and truly gone nuts]], very likely due to the events in this very entry]].



* ResetButton: After becoming moderately GenreSavvy during the events leading up to [[spoiler:Alex trying to shoot him]], Jay has to relearn all of those lessons after The Operator wipes out 7 months of memory.

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* ResetButton: After becoming moderately GenreSavvy savvy during the events leading up to [[spoiler:Alex trying to shoot him]], Jay has to relearn all of those lessons after The Operator wipes out 7 months of memory.



* GenreSavvy: May borderline as common sense, but [[spoiler:Alex knew Jay was stalking him and that he was the one stealing stuff from his house.]]
** Even though the above-mentioned GenreBlindness made Alex look quite silly for [[spoiler: not burning ''all'' the tapes (and doing a sub-par job at burning the ones he attempted too) and giving them to Jay in the first place, the tapes he originally gave Jay made him look like an innocent victim, and didn't implicate him for the disappearance of the missing cast.]]
** [[spoiler: DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]: In Entry #80, [[spoiler: when he finds Jay, he just straight-up shoots him. No warnings, no [[MotiveRant Motive Rants]]. Just pops him in the chest and leaves him for the Operator to dispose of. Looks like he learnt his lesson about [[EvilGloating monologuing]]]].



* GenreSavvy: Quickly proving himself to be this as of Entry #63, pointing out that the worst stuff to happen in Rosswood is when Jay goes in alone, suggesting the idea that Jay might be the cause as much as the park, and insisting that he and Jay form a plan as to what they do next instead of wandering about aimlessly.
** In Entry #64, while investigating Rosswood, Tim seems to pick up on the fact [[spoiler: the creepy sewer tunnel is dangerous, and that they should actually listen to Alex's phone call. Sadly Jay doesn't listen, and Tim ends up getting Operator-abducted in the sewer tunnel.]]
** In Entry #69, when Jay dismisses his paranoia of thinking he saw something in the woods, Tim warns him not to let it go lightly considering what they've been through. Later, he takes Jay's word that [[spoiler: he saw someone watching them outside the red tower]], even though the camera didn't pick it up, and says they probably should have left the moment Jay thought he saw something earlier.



* GenreSavvy: Picks up on the connections and similarities between her and Jay, and even predicts that [[spoiler:Jay has lost memory just like her.]]
16th Jan '16 11:11:30 AM DoubleDee
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* FilkSong: There's one about her on Rowan Lewis's EP ''Rest Well'', complete with the line [[https://rowanlewis.bandcamp.com/track/fuel 'Locke the door behind you']].
11th Dec '15 8:50:57 AM AFourWiggedDragon
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** JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: Before the Operator started getting to him. He could be unpleasant and rather insufferable about his own talents, but his consideration for Tim (who had never acted before) in his production blog shows him to have been this:
-->''Iíve spent the past few days punching up the script now that I know the actors I have at my disposal. Most of what Iíve done centers around changing up a few lines of dialogue and action for the character of Tim. Iím mainly doing this because, upon further thought, I should make the character of Tim mesh better with the actor of Tim, who is also Tim. Two reasons I felt I should do this. One being the fact that I donít want Tim the actor to have to stretch himself too much more than the other actors, since heís not been in a film before. The second is that I want his first experience to be a good one!''
23rd Sep '15 4:07:18 AM Ulrik54
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* TheDanza: an indirect example, but his initial posts were signed as simply "J", Troy Wagner's first name being James (Troy is his middle name). Some fans assumed it stood for "Jay", and it was thrown in.



* ThrowItIn: In Entry #9, Tim's line to Alex about not having enough money to pay actors because "he spends it all on tapes" was completely improvised by Tim Sutton (as in the real-life actor) himself. They decided to add the line into the script, but first they had to stop the take and re-shoot it because the original improvisation sent Troy Wagner into a laughing fit.
23rd Sep '15 4:02:44 AM Ulrik54
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* TheDanza: an indirect example, but his initial posts were signed as simply "J", Troy Wagner's first name being James (Troy is his middle name). Some fans assumed it stood for "Jay", and it was thrown in.
9th Aug '15 1:32:21 AM Killchrono
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The ''Marble Hornets'' website provides some more information about him: "Alex Kralie, born April 4th 1986, has been into making films since his early childhood, when he would make short sketch comedy videos starring himself and his cousins with his parents camcorder. He would then show them at 'premieres' to his friends and family. That love has since remained with Alex, where he has been involved in many different capacities in various filmmaking communities. He is a double major in both filmmaking and photography, with a minor in theatre. He originally wrote Marble Hornets during high school and has continuously tweaked and polished it throughout his time at the university. Heís very excited to finally see it all happening after years of work!"

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The ''Marble Hornets'' website provides some more information about him: "Alex Kralie, born April 4th 1986, has been into making films since his early childhood, when he would make short sketch comedy videos starring himself and his cousins with his parents camcorder. He would then show them at 'premieres' 'premiers' to his friends and family. That love has since remained with Alex, where he has been involved in many different capacities in various filmmaking communities. He is a double major in both filmmaking and photography, with a minor in theatre. He originally wrote Marble Hornets during high school and has continuously tweaked and polished it throughout his time at the university. Heís very excited to finally see it all happening after years of work!"
27th Apr '15 3:34:10 PM JadeEyes1
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