History LetsPlay / Markiplier

8th Nov '17 9:38:48 AM valar55
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He's also appeared in at multiple music videos by Random Encounters, most notably the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' songs! Watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a95adUi2W2Y the first one here]].

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He's also appeared in at multiple music videos by Random Encounters, most notably the ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' songs! Watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a95adUi2W2Y the first one here]].
2nd Nov '17 3:43:03 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When Mark plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]]. This is particularly evident with the character Markiplier in the ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' series, who is the very definition of AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:he hired the detective and planned the party in order to manipulate the Colonel into killing him while the former was inebriated. It’s implied that the [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame-up]] was [[LoveMakesYouEvil motivated by revenge after his wife Celine left him for the Colonel]], with Markiplier wanting to make everyone around him permanently unhappy as a result.]]

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When Mark plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]]. This is particularly evident with the character Markiplier in the ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' series, who is the very definition of AssholeVictim: series: [[spoiler:he hired the detective and planned the party in order to manipulate the Colonel into killing him while the former was inebriated. It’s implied that the [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame-up]] was [[LoveMakesYouEvil motivated by revenge after his wife Celine left him for the Colonel]], with Markiplier wanting to make everyone around him permanently unhappy as a result. Markiplier also steals Damien’s body while in the dark void, leaving Damien trapped there alongside Celine.]]
2nd Nov '17 3:37:20 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When he plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]].

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When he Mark plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]].is]]. This is particularly evident with the character Markiplier in the ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' series, who is the very definition of AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:he hired the detective and planned the party in order to manipulate the Colonel into killing him while the former was inebriated. It’s implied that the [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame-up]] was [[LoveMakesYouEvil motivated by revenge after his wife Celine left him for the Colonel]], with Markiplier wanting to make everyone around him permanently unhappy as a result.]]
25th Oct '17 4:18:37 AM Rex-Blanchimont-ZERO
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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac''

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* ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac''''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' [[note]] More specifically,both Rebirth and its expansion Afterbirth [[/note]]
19th Oct '17 3:05:30 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.

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* %%* BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
** %%** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.
18th Oct '17 6:33:52 PM LadyHikariofDarkness
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%%* BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
%#** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.

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%%* * BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
%#** ** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.
15th Oct '17 2:07:19 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* CerebusSyndrome: The first three chapters of ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' tell a comedic story that heavily references ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''. [[spoiler:The fourth chapter is a dark GainaxEnding that kills off both the Detective and the FeaturelessProtagonist, and reveals the origins of [[BewareTheSillyOnes Wilford Warfstache]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Darkiplier]].]]

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* CerebusSyndrome: The first three chapters of ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' tell a comedic story that heavily references ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''. [[spoiler:The fourth chapter is a dark GainaxEnding that kills off both the Detective and the FeaturelessProtagonist, and reveals the origins of [[BewareTheSillyOnes Wilford Warfstache]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Darkiplier]].]]






* JerkassFacade: When he plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]].


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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: When he plays as himself in a comedy sketch, he tends to play himself as an arrogant passive-aggressive jerk, which is the complete opposite of [[NiceGuy the kind of person he really is]].
14th Oct '17 11:58:37 PM Mitchz95
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* CerebusSyndrome: The first three chapters of ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' tell a comedic story that heavily references ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''. [[spoiler:The fourth chapter is a dark GainaxEnding that kills off both the Detective and the FeaturelessProtagonist, and reveals the origins of [[BewareTheSillyOnes Wilford Warfstache]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Darkiplier]].]]



* GenreShift: The first three chapters of ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' tell a comedic story that heavily references ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''. [[spoiler:The fourth chapter is a dark GainaxEnding that kills off both the Detective and the FeaturelessProtagonist, and reveals the origins of [[BewareTheSillyOnes Wilford Warfstache]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Darkiplier]].]]
14th Oct '17 9:54:56 PM Mitchz95
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* GenreShift: The first three chapters of ''Who Killed Markiplier?'' tell a comedic story that heavily references ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}''. [[spoiler:The fourth chapter is a dark GainaxEnding that kills off both the Detective and the FeaturelessProtagonist, and reveals the origins of [[BewareTheSillyOnes Wilford Warfstache]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Darkiplier]].]]
14th Oct '17 8:21:04 AM LegitimateIdiot
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%%AN EDITING COMMENT TO ALL TROPERS: Weblinks are NOT examples! Examples should be written and explained as to how any given trope applies to it per wiki policy. Additionally, please refrain from troping Markiplier as a person. TV Tropes discusses works of fiction, of which Let’s Plays and Web Videos are catergorised as such. All examples should come from the videos posted on his YouTube channel.

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Mark can twist his feet backwards and walk with no problem. It's goddamn ''[[https://twitter.com/markiplier/status/594583172853051392 freaky]]'' and he [[SchmuckBait knows it]].
* AbortedArc: Drunk VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} (and, by extension, drunk playthroughs of anything else) is pretty much done forever, considering Mark's body [[https://youtu.be/wPjr8sT9t8E?t=462 can't process alcohol correctly]] and continuing the series would mean putting his health at risk.
** VideoGame/{{Undertale}} has been ended prematurely, due to him not wanting to tackle it on the channel.
*** Subverted, as he plans on streaming it in two-hour chunks eventually ([[https://youtu.be/8AiLKaQ7mxo?t=6130 explained during this livestream]]). For those that can't/don't want to watch the whole explanation, Mark dropped the game because fanbase berated him for [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings not playing it "the right way"]], and some inadvertently spoiled [[spoiler:the more serious side to Sans]] while criticizing Mark's goofy-sounding choice of voice acting for said character.

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Mark can twist his feet backwards and walk with no problem. It's goddamn ''[[https://twitter.com/markiplier/status/594583172853051392 freaky]]'' and he [[SchmuckBait knows it]].
* AbortedArc: Drunk VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} (and, and, by extension, drunk playthroughs of anything else) else, is pretty much done forever, considering Mark's body [[https://youtu.be/wPjr8sT9t8E?t=462 can't process alcohol correctly]] and continuing the series would mean putting his health at risk.
** His VideoGame/{{Undertale}} has been playthrough would have ended prematurely, prematurely due to him not wanting to tackle it on the channel.
*** Subverted, as he plans on streaming it in two-hour chunks eventually ([[https://youtu.be/8AiLKaQ7mxo?t=6130 explained during this livestream]]). For those that can't/don't want to watch the whole explanation, Mark dropped the game because
fanbase berated berating him for [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings not playing it "the right way"]], and with some inadvertently spoiled spoiling [[spoiler:the more serious side to Sans]] while criticizing Mark's goofy-sounding choice of voice acting for said character. However, he eventually streamed his playthrough of the entire Pacifist route along with Tyler, who had no prior experience of the game.



* ActualPacifist: Mark in real life is strongly opposed to the idea of violence and even expressed in a Tumblr post that he would gladly lay down his life if it meant that generations from now, cruelty becomes a thing of the past. Case in point: despite having being a few situations in his life where it would have been justifiable and understandable for him to fight back, he doesn't even consider it since "[T]hat's not the kind of person I want to be."



* {{Adorkable}}: His LargeHam mannerisms coupled with his cute commentary makes you wanna give him a hug.
* AffectionateParody: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1dxBctsZ0 Episode 14]] of Turbo Dismount consists almost solely of this.

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* {{Adorkable}}: His LargeHam mannerisms coupled with his cute commentary makes you wanna give him a hug.
* AffectionateParody: The commentary for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1dxBctsZ0 Episode episode 14]] of Turbo Dismount mostly consists almost solely of this.him affectionately making fun of the WebVideo/GameGrumps - of which he is an honourary member.



** He's now come up with another. "Murder in a Minute."
*** It turns out Murder in a Minute really is a band name.



** In ''Videogame/TheCrookedMan'', he gives the name "Menagerie of Insanity". Humorously enough, Menagerie of Insanity is already the name of a few things including an e-book by Jacob Russell Dring.
** And now in ''Videogame/TheEvilWithin'', he's come up with "Sounds of Nightmare" after hearing the incredibly loud scraping of a thresher trap.

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** In ''Videogame/TheCrookedMan'', he gives the name "Menagerie of Insanity". Humorously enough, Menagerie of Insanity is already the name of a few things things, including an e-book by Jacob Russell Dring.
** And now in ''Videogame/TheEvilWithin'', he's come up with "Sounds of Nightmare" after hearing the incredibly loud scraping of a thresher trap.



** This will no longer be the case, as Drunk Minecraft and all drinking games will be discontinued as Mark's allergy to alcohol culminated into a significant drop in blood pressure and what he calls a "heart attack." For his own health, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPjr8sT9t8E he's never drinking again.]]
* AlterEgoActing: Wilford Warfstache; Darkiplier; and many, many others.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Darkiplier and Antisepticeye may be dark sides of funny Let's Players, but there's one thing they fear: a hungry Dark Chica!

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** This will no longer be the case, as Drunk Minecraft and all drinking games will be discontinued as Mark's allergy to alcohol culminated into a significant drop in blood pressure and what he calls a "heart attack." For his own health, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPjr8sT9t8E he's never drinking again.]]
* AlterEgoActing: Mark has created quite a few alter-egos, with the most famous of them being Wilford Warfstache; Darkiplier; Warfstache (an eccentric, pink-moustached reporter) and many, many others.
Darkiplier (a serous and shadowy manipulator). Whenever they make an appearance in his videos, they’re portrayed as being completely different characters while he interacts with them as Markiplier (his online persona). All of them are listed on the [[Characters/{{Markiplier}} characters page]].
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Darkiplier and Antisepticeye may be dark sides [[LetsPlay/{{Jacksepticeye}} Antisepticeye]] are equally threatening as evil alter-egos of funny Let's Players, but there's one thing they fear: a hungry Dark Chica!Chica![[note]] Said video is considered to be non-canon however, since it is meant to be a comedic crossover.[[/note]]



* {{Angrish}}: Regularly ventures into this, especially when playing particularly obtuse puzzle games or ones riddled with FakeDifficulty.

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* {{Angrish}}: Regularly His commentary regularly ventures into this, especially when while playing particularly obtuse puzzle games or ones riddled with FakeDifficulty.



* ArchEnemy: For the purposes of ''Five Nights at Freddy's 2'', onward: Balloon Boy.

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* %%* ArchEnemy: For the purposes of ''Five Nights at Freddy's 2'', onward: Balloon Boy.



* AscendedMeme: Whoever made ''A Late Night Drink'' put in a "Where's the blacksmith?!" reference.
* AsianAndNerdy: Well, half qualifies since Markiplier is part-Korean and part-German.
* AtomicFBomb: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDLqaJi11o?t=10m21s Drops one during his Slender: Haunt 1.1 playthrough.]]
** Also during his oculus rift playthrough of Dreadfalls he started dropping these in an increasing amount as he wore down.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66sNL_2ztnw&t=10m4s Drops one]] after dealing with [[spoiler:Balloon Boy]] once again in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' playthrough.
** Combined with ScreamsLikeALittleGirl in the second video of his ''VideoGame/{{Monstrum}}'' LP, when he sees the second monster that he had not encountered during several prior playthrough attempts.

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* %%* AscendedMeme: Whoever made ''A Late Night Drink'' put in a "Where's the blacksmith?!" reference.
* AsianAndNerdy: Well, half qualifies since Markiplier is part-Korean and part-German.
*
AtomicFBomb: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDLqaJi11o?t=10m21s Drops one during his Slender: Haunt 1.1 playthrough.]]
** Also during his oculus rift playthrough of Dreadfalls he started dropping these in an increasing amount as he wore down.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66sNL_2ztnw&t=10m4s Drops one]] after dealing with [[spoiler:Balloon Boy]] once again in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' playthrough.
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Combined with ScreamsLikeALittleGirl in the second video of his ''VideoGame/{{Monstrum}}'' LP, when he sees the second monster that he had not encountered during several prior playthrough attempts.



%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDLqaJi11o?t=10m21s Drops one during his Slender: Haunt 1.1 playthrough.]]
%%** Also during his oculus rift playthrough of Dreadfalls he started dropping these in an increasing amount as he wore down.
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66sNL_2ztnw&t=10m4s Drops one]] after dealing with [[spoiler:Balloon Boy]] once again in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' playthrough.



* BackToBackBadasses: Mark and his brother Tom in VideoGame/OrcsMustDie 2.
* BadassBaritone: When not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl scared shitless]], Mark has a pretty deep voice. This lends itself well not just to narration, but also to [[EvilSoundsDeep giving viewers and/or fellow players a nice scare.]]
** Mark's voice is so deep and rich that he's mentioned that he would have pursued professional voice-acting, but that would take time away from the massive Youtube following that he has, and he never disappoints his fans. Nonetheless, he has lent his baritone announcer voice to other Youtube projects.

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* %%* BackToBackBadasses: Mark and his brother Tom in VideoGame/OrcsMustDie 2.
* BadassBaritone: When not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl scared shitless]], Mark has a pretty deep voice. This lends itself well not just to narration, but also to [[EvilSoundsDeep giving viewers and/or fellow players a nice scare.]]
** Mark's voice is so deep and rich that he's mentioned that he would have pursued professional voice-acting, but that would take time away from the massive Youtube following that he has, and he never disappoints his fans. Nonetheless,
scare]]. Hence he has lent his baritone announcer voice to other Youtube projects.projects such as ''WebVideo/ChillingTalesForDarkNights''.



** In part six of his Eleusis LetsPlay he brags about how he could take on a wolf.
** Not to mention "I am the KING of Five Nights at Freddy's!"

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** ** Mark declares that "I am the KING of Five Nights at Freddy's!" after beating said game on 4/20 mode, a custom game mode set to the highest difficulty level.
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In part six of his Eleusis LetsPlay he brags about how he could take on a wolf.
** Not to mention "I am the KING of Five Nights at Freddy's!"
wolf.



* BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.

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* %%* BadSanta: Mark-in-a-Santa-suit more or less acts this way when playing the Christmas versions of ''A Very Organized Thief'' and ''Viscera Cleanup Detail''.
** %#** Mark plays the Happy Wheels in-game version of Santa this way too. Not far off the Happy Wheels "canon" as Santa laughs jovially when his elves die.



* BerserkButton: Perhaps [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKp7tg_sgcY THIS]] is his best known example.
** Interrupting him mid intro isn't smart either, as several Drunk Minecrafts will show you.

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* BerserkButton: Perhaps [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKp7tg_sgcY THIS]] is his best known example.
**
Interrupting him mid intro isn't smart either, as several Drunk Minecrafts will show you.you:



** And this one

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** And this one



** ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'''s gameplay. He liked the game but damn did he rage over it.
-->'''Markiplier (on ''Catlateral Damage''):''' Hope you enjoyed that. Was it good for you? It was good for me. Because we won this little shindig, and now we know, that there's more to life, than screaming at a stupid fuckin' octopus, that doesn't know what he's doing, and WON'T EVER COOPERATE WITH YOU, AND WON'T EVER DO WHAT YOU [[SmashCut S-]]
** He simply can't stand ''VideoGame/{{Vanish}}''. Despite being close to completing it several times, Mark just can't seem to beat it. The game's habit of [[TrialAndErrorGameplay telling you to pick a path and go with it]], and then metaphorically kicking you in the balls when you pick the wrong path, certainly doesn't help. The worst of these moments was when Mark found the exit, [[HopeSpot was in the process of unlocking the door]], and then the [[DespairEventHorizon monster snuck up on him and killed him]]. One such ''Vanish'' video is appropriately titled "I HATE EVERYTHING", wherein at the end, after being killed yet again, Mark [[RageBreakingPoint flails and mashes his keyboard, ranting at how much he hates the world]] before [[HeroicBSOD slumping down, motionless, into his chair]]. The normal outro music doesn't even play at the end of that.
--->'''Mark:''' Why can't I beat you? WHY? It should be literally impossible that I HAVEN'T beaten you! I've played you for hours! ''HOURS''! [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels Random chance]] should have been on my side by now! ''RANDOM CHANCE''!
*** Which made it sweeter when [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHk0rDUtG4&t=26m14s he finally did beat the game in July 2014.]]]]
** Even mentioning Vanish will generally get Mark on the defensive, with him typically insisting that he beat it fair and square. This created an amusing scenario in which Vanish was mentioned in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UPW2RLw9eA&t=5m20s fan-made game]], setting in-game Mark off on a rant that supposedly lasted four hours and ended with "and people died", which inadvertently sets off the ''real'' Markiplier, who only realizes just in time that he too was about to start ranting about Vanish.
** He notes in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' let's play that he ''really hates'' when victory is based on [[TrialAndErrorGameplay random]] [[LuckBasedMission chance]] rather than individual skill or ability, hence his issues with ''Vanish''.
** And now, his attempt at playing ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7Jg-uT96E I Am Bread]]''. He rages so hard at one point he appears to be ''[[BerserkerTears crying]]''. He confesses he'll "never play this again!" (a promise he breaks a week later). According to himself, his biggest BerserkButton is "bad controls", citing his ''Surgeon Simulator'' videos as proof.
* BigGood: Wants to be this as stated in a recent vlog. That doesn't stop fans from thinking he is already though.
* BigNo:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpmeiVhuNI&t=10m Markiplier accidentally knocks the heart out the edge of the screen in Surgeon Simulator 2013.]]
** He also does this occasionally when he loses a patient, but he [[SubvertedTrope then cuts it off]] with an 'oh well', or 'next patient'.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkl5tSOARr0&t=17m When Mark thinks he's finally completed Vanish, only to be killed while unlocking the gate.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'''s gameplay. He Gameplay that involve SomeDexterityRequired. Mark liked the game ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'' itself but damn did he was in a constant rage over it.
-->'''Markiplier (on ''Catlateral Damage''):''' Hope you enjoyed that. Was it good for you? It was good for me. Because we won this little shindig, and now we know, that there's more to life, than screaming at a stupid fuckin' octopus, that doesn't know what he's doing, and WON'T EVER COOPERATE WITH YOU, AND WON'T EVER DO WHAT YOU [[SmashCut S-]]
** He simply can't stand ''VideoGame/{{Vanish}}''. Despite being close to completing it several times, Mark just can't seem to beat it. The game's habit of [[TrialAndErrorGameplay telling you to pick a path and go with it]], and then metaphorically kicking you in the balls when you pick the wrong path, certainly doesn't help. The worst of these moments was when Mark found the exit, [[HopeSpot was in the process of unlocking the door]], and then the [[DespairEventHorizon monster snuck up on him and killed him]]. One such ''Vanish'' video is appropriately titled "I HATE EVERYTHING", wherein at the end, after being killed yet again, Mark [[RageBreakingPoint flails and mashes
its bad controls throughout his keyboard, ranting at how much he hates the world]] before [[HeroicBSOD slumping down, motionless, into playthrough. Similarly, his chair]]. The normal outro music doesn't even play first attempt at the end of that.
--->'''Mark:''' Why can't I beat you? WHY? It should be literally impossible that I HAVEN'T beaten you! I've played you for hours! ''HOURS''! [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels Random chance]] should have been on my side by now! ''RANDOM CHANCE''!
*** Which made it sweeter when [[spoiler:[[http://www.
playing ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHk0rDUtG4&t=26m14s com/watch?v=hL7Jg-uT96E I Am Bread]]'' causes him to be so angry that he finally did beat the game in July 2014.]]]]
appears to be ''[[BerserkerTears crying]]'' at one point.
** He simply can't stand ''VideoGame/{{Vanish}}'' due to victory being based on [[TrialAndErrorGameplay random]] [[LuckBasedMission chance]] rather than individual skill or ability. Even mentioning Vanish it will generally get Mark on the defensive, with him typically insisting that he beat it fair and square. This created an amusing scenario in which Vanish was mentioned in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UPW2RLw9eA&t=5m20s fan-made game]], setting in-game Mark off on a rant that supposedly lasted four hours and ended with "and people died", which inadvertently sets off the ''real'' Markiplier, who only realizes just in time that he too was about to start ranting about Vanish.
** He notes in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' let's play that he ''really hates'' when victory is based on [[TrialAndErrorGameplay random]] [[LuckBasedMission chance]] rather than individual skill or ability, hence his issues with ''Vanish''.
** And now, his attempt at playing ''[[http://www.
%%** Perhaps [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7Jg-uT96E I Am Bread]]''. He rages so hard at one point he appears to be ''[[BerserkerTears crying]]''. He confesses he'll "never play this again!" (a promise he breaks a week later). According to himself, com/watch?v=IKp7tg_sgcY THIS]] is his biggest BerserkButton is "bad controls", citing his ''Surgeon Simulator'' videos as proof.
best known example.
* BigGood: Wants BigNo: Occurs when he accidentally knocks the heart that he needed to be this as stated in a recent vlog. That doesn't stop fans from thinking he is already though.
* BigNo:
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transplant out of the edge of the screen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpmeiVhuNI&t=10m Markiplier accidentally knocks the heart out the edge of the screen in Surgeon Simulator 2013.]]
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]] He also does this occasionally when whenever he loses a patient, but he [[SubvertedTrope then cuts it off]] with an 'oh well', or 'next patient'.
** Occurs again when Mark thinks he's finally completed Vanish, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkl5tSOARr0&t=17m When Mark thinks he's finally completed Vanish, only to be killed while unlocking the gate.]]



** During his roast, when one particular comment tells him [[spoiler:that he'll never be a [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Grump]].]]

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** During his roast, when one He does this in response to a particular comment tells telling him [[spoiler:that that he'll never be a [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Grump]].]]Grump]] during a roast video.



** He has a surprisingly large one during his first VideoGame/UntilDawn play-through when [[spoiler:Ashley dies.]]
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0p2EJBiITo this]] video the titular event has him let out one.
* BigYes: Whenever he gets past a day in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', especially when he [[HarderThanHard beat 4-20 mode.]]

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** He has a surprisingly large one during his first VideoGame/UntilDawn play-through when [[spoiler:Ashley dies.]]
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he accidentally lets [[spoiler:Ashley]] die.
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In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0p2EJBiITo this]] video the titular event has him let out one.
* BigYes: Whenever He celebrates with one whenever he gets past manages to complete a day night in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', especially ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' as a result of their infamous difficulty of keeping the animatronics at bay. Special mention goes to the time when he [[HarderThanHard beat beats 4-20 mode.]] ]]
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: A staple of the Drunk Minecraft series, with so much of what they're building resembling penises, and whatever else they make typically not having ''any'' resemblance to what they initially had in mind.



* BloodyHilarious: His ''Happy Wheels Highlights ''is basically Bloody Hilarious: The Series.

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* BloodyHilarious: His ''Happy Wheels Highlights ''is basically Bloody Hilarious: The Series.Series due to the creatively gory situations in which the MadeOfPlasticine characters get reduced into LudicrousGibs.



* BookEnds: His ''Hotel Remorse'' video starts and ends with that creepy Woody mask.

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* BookEnds: His ''Hotel Remorse'' video starts and ends with that the presence of the creepy Woody mask.mask on a black background.



** While playing [[VideoGame/{{Outlast}} Outlast: Whistleblower]], he's grossed out by an inmate aggressively masturbating over a pile of corpses.
*** Later in the DLC, he was so disturbed by the tableau that the Groom created of "a woman giving birth" that Mark actually blurred out the scene and told viewers if they wanted to see it, they'd either have to play the game on their own, or go watch someone else's playthrough.

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** While playing [[VideoGame/{{Outlast}} Outlast: Whistleblower]], he's grossed out by an inmate aggressively masturbating over a pile of corpses.
***
corpses. Later in the DLC, he was so disturbed by the tableau that the Groom created of "a woman giving birth" that Mark actually blurred out the scene and told viewers if they wanted to see it, they'd either have to play the game on their own, or go watch someone else's playthrough.



-->"Hoverboards, time travel, and then..robots you can have sex with."

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-->"Hoverboards, time travel, and then.. robots you can have sex with."



** His friend Daniel's death has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cxoZLPyR0 seriously broken him up.]]
* BreatherEpisode: His playthrough of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6GMYpcFwM0 Poly Bridge]], where the game's mellow background music complements Mark's explanations about physics and engineering, which he's very well-versed in.
* BrickJoke: "[[UnstoppableRage Where's The]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJO-ZSqcjw Blacksmith?]]" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSwclpVEIso He finds it]] and [[spoiler:[[TwistEnding it turns out]] [[TomatoInTheMirror to be him all along.]]]]
* BringMyBrownPants:
** After encountering (and being killed multiple times by) the blind and lobotomized patient in VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares and realizing that he has to rely on his senses to attack, Mark coolly tries to play off how frightened the patient made him.

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** His friend Daniel's death has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cxoZLPyR0 seriously broken him up.]]
* BreatherEpisode: His playthrough of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6GMYpcFwM0 Poly Bridge]], where the game's mellow background music complements Mark's explanations about physics and engineering, which he's very well-versed in.
*
%%* BrickJoke: "[[UnstoppableRage Where's The]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJO-ZSqcjw Blacksmith?]]" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSwclpVEIso He finds it]] and [[spoiler:[[TwistEnding it turns out]] [[TomatoInTheMirror to be him all along.]]]]
* BringMyBrownPants:
**
BringMyBrownPants: After encountering (and being killed multiple times by) the blind and lobotomized patient in VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares and realizing that he has to rely on his senses to attack, Mark coolly tries to play off how frightened the patient made him.



** Gotta go fast! Gotta go fast! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7fpM_PyUNE Gotta go fast...]]
* BullyingADragon: In episode 13 of Drunk Minecraft, Mark spends a large chunk of the episode teasing Latingoddess (the server moderator) by {{Shipping}} Zombiemold (Latin's boyfriend and the owner of the server) with all of his female fans. Needless to say, [[TraumaCongaLine the end result is what you'd expect.]]
* ButtonMashing: In this [[https://youtu.be/_dcmkufzLto?t=1m38s video]], he demonstrates that yes, he can button mash that fast with his mouse.
* ButtMonkey: When you read this page and the assorted subpages, you get the impression that life ''really'' seems to have it in for Mark.
** In-universe example with A.J. from Random Encounters. In every crossover Mark's done with him, he's always portrayed as the loser no one likes.

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** [[Franchise/{{Sonic}} Gotta go fast! fast!]] Gotta go fast! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7fpM_PyUNE Gotta go fast...]]
* %%* BullyingADragon: In episode 13 of Drunk Minecraft, Mark spends a large chunk of the episode teasing Latingoddess (the server moderator) by {{Shipping}} shipping Zombiemold (Latin's boyfriend and the owner of the server) with all of his female fans. Needless to say, [[TraumaCongaLine the end result is what you'd expect.]]
* ButtonMashing: In this [[https://youtu.be/_dcmkufzLto?t=1m38s video]], he demonstrates that yes, he can button mash that ''very'' fast with his mouse.
* ButtMonkey: When you read this page and the assorted subpages, you get the impression that life ''really'' seems to have it in for Mark.
** In-universe example with A.J. from Random Encounters. In every crossover Mark's done with him, he's always portrayed as the loser no one likes.
mouse.



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Surprisingly, despite a certain popular ongoing video series of his relying on alcohol consumption for entertainment value, Mark has stated several times that, because of his Asian heritage, his body has a semi-allergic reaction to alcohol and he has to take a certain type of medication beforehand to suppress some of the symptoms, and even then, when he does drink, he still has to stick to a responsible amount.
** Unfortunately, it all seems to have caught up to him: A recent non-life-threatening incident that led to brief hospitalization has forced him to swear off alcohol completely, meaning that Drunk Minecraft can no longer continue.



** "Hello, Baaaaaaaaaaaabay!" to female characters, statues, and pictures.

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** "Hello, Baaaaaaaaaaaabay!" to female characters, statues, and pictures.pictures in his ''Amnesia'' playthroughs.



** "Haaaaa-biskey!"
** "SHABOOSHKI!"
** "Totes [[NameMcAdjective McScrotes]]."
** "Thank you all so much for watching, and as always, I will [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger SEEEE YOOOUUU]]... in the next video. BYE BYE!"
** Also uses the word "diabolical" and "ergo" quite often.

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** "Haaaaa-biskey!"
"Haaaaa-biskey!" or "SHABOOSHKI!”
** "SHABOOSHKI!"
** "Totes [[NameMcAdjective McScrotes]]."
**
He ends his video with this sentence: "Thank you all so much for watching, and as always, I will [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger SEEEE YOOOUUU]]... in the next video. BYE BYE!"
** Also uses the word "diabolical" and "ergo" quite often.
BYE!"



** "Ding-dong-damn!"
** "SHADDAP, NURSE!" ''(apropos [[TheGhost no one in particular]])''
** In Drunk Minecraft: "ZOMBIE!!!" (the owner of the server) and "Shut up, Wade!/[[BlameGame I blame Wade"]]

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** "Ding-dong-damn!"
** "SHADDAP, NURSE!" ''(apropos [[TheGhost no one in particular]])''
particular]])''. Spawned from his playthrough of Surgeon Simulator, he invariably says this line whenever he’s put into a doctor role.
** In Drunk Minecraft: "ZOMBIE!!!" (the owner of the server) and "Shut up, Wade!/[[BlameGame I blame Wade"]]Wade"]].



** "Don't kill me, bro!"



** "That's what she said." Said whenever he makes an innuendo.

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** "That's what she said." Said Spoken whenever he makes an innuendo.



** "Eff you in the Ay, and have a nice day!"
** Asking "Did I won? Diiid I woooon?" when endings are unclear, not even providing AWinnerIsYou screens.

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** "Eff you in the Ay, and have a nice day!"
** Asking "Did I won? Diiid I woooon?" when whenever game endings are unclear, not even providing AWinnerIsYou screens.



** "[[HughMann Normal human]]! [[VideoGame/{{Octodad}} NORMAL]]!"



** "Do I need to press B to Blow?" might count.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'' his catchphrase is "If I could ''just stop'' doing X" when he's trying (and failing) to accomplish a task.
** "Fuck a duck!"
** "I'm fluuuuuubernucked!"
** "I'm so boned, I'm so boned, I'm so BONED!"[[note]]It's another way of saying, "I'm so screwed!"[[/note]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Octodad}}'', his catchphrase is "If I could ''just stop'' doing X" when he's trying (and failing) to accomplish a task.
task. "[[HughMann Normal human]]! NORMAL!" also frequently comes into play when characters’ attention are focused on him.
** "Fuck a duck!"
**
duck!", "I'm fluuuuuubernucked!"
** "I'm
fluuuuuubernucked!", and “I’m so boned, I'm so boned, I'm so BONED!"[[note]]It's another way of saying, "I'm so screwed!"[[/note]] BONED!" whenever he’s screwed up.



* CassandraTruth: Nobody believed Mark when he started screaming out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpL9EnN-RBQ&list=PL4E8CE9E89554302E Latin's return.]] [[spoiler:It's not until the very end of the video when she blows Mark and Yami up does anyone believe him.]]
* CensoredForComedy: The entire point of his Unnecessary Censorship videos.

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* %%* CassandraTruth: Nobody believed Mark when he started screaming out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpL9EnN-RBQ&list=PL4E8CE9E89554302E com/watch?v=bpL9EnN-RBQ Latin's return.]] [[spoiler:It's not until the very end of the video when she blows Mark and Yami up does anyone believe him.]]
* CensoredForComedy: The entire point of his Unnecessary Censorship videos.videos, where he bleeps out innocent words to make them seem more dirty.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWIrrIFFDV8 Gary Snowy Secrets]] for Amnesia
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYoJlZX5mG0 Slender: Christmas Special]], though it was posted in January.
** [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwlIuILqeY A Drunk Minecraft Christmas special]], with FyreUK
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mark has his moments. It's particularly obvious when he's sick ([[{{Determinator}} and yet makes videos anyways]]) or when he's playing Google Feud.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWIrrIFFDV8 Gary Snowy Secrets]] for Amnesia
Amnesia.
** Slender: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYoJlZX5mG0 Slender: Christmas Special]], though it was despite being posted in January.
** A Drunk Minecraft [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwlIuILqeY A Drunk Minecraft Christmas special]], with FyreUK
FyreUK.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mark has his moments. moments that causes him to come up with commentary that makes no sense. It's particularly obvious when whenever he's sick ([[{{Determinator}} [[{{Determinator}} and yet makes videos anyways]]) anyways]] or when he's playing Google Feud.



* ComicalAngryFace: From about 20:32 to 21:02 of his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS7ObQS5CxI video]] of the Cry of Fear mod The Stairway.

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* %%* ComicalAngryFace: From about 20:32 to 21:02 of his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS7ObQS5CxI video]] of the Cry of Fear mod The Stairway.



* CringeComedy: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59RUzoJrwk Try Not To Cringe Challenge.]]
* {{Crossover}}:
** Quite a few with other Lets Players, most often [[http://www.youtube.com/user/yamimash Yamimash]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/FyreUK FyreUK]] in some of his ''Drunk Minecraft'' videos.
** Mark himself has appeared with WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}} for an episode of ''Your Grammar Sucks''. He's also appeared on ''WebVideo/{{React}}'' a few times.
** He routinely collaborates with LetsPlay/CaptainSparklez, most prominently for "Gentleman's Dispute".
** Not to mention his friendship with LetsPlay/JackSepticEye. And Bob and Wade. And his appearances with the LetsPlay/GameGrumps and Music/NinjaSexParty.



** He also makes multiple kitten-scenes when climbing the octopus in Octodad.
*** Becomes even terrifying, as the kitten-scenes become more and more traumatizing, the more frustrated he grows.
* CutenessProximity: His response to finding a tiny version of the wooden box in the [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]] custom story ''A Late Night Drink'', whom he names Tiny Box Tim. It's also touched upon in his video of the Markiplier mod for Videogame/DontStarve, explaining that he has a tendency to become fascinated by tiny versions of normal objects (like baby shoes, for example). This also happened when he did his ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' video.

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** He also makes multiple kitten-scenes when climbing the octopus in Octodad.
*** Becomes
Octodad. However, even terrifying, as the kitten-scenes become more and more traumatizing, increasingly traumatizing the more frustrated he grows.
* CutenessProximity: His response to finding a tiny version of the wooden box in the [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]] custom story ''A Late Night Drink'', whom he names Tiny Box Tim. This also happened when he did his ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' video when he encounters the perpetually joyful and carefree slimes.
**
It's also touched upon in his video of the Markiplier mod for Videogame/DontStarve, explaining that he has a tendency to become fascinated by tiny versions of normal objects (like baby shoes, for example). This also happened when he did his ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' video.



* DeadpanSnarker: Common to most [[LetsPlay Let's Play]] videos, Markiplier is humorously underwhelmed by the lack of logic that motivates the storyline, making aside comments to diffuse the tension and point out cliches in games.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Common to most [[LetsPlay Let's Play]] LetsPlay videos, Markiplier is humorously underwhelmed by the lack of logic that motivates the storyline, making aside comments to diffuse the tension and point out cliches in games.



** In an unintended example, in the original version of his third video for his Quadrant Let's Play the facecam and audio were behind the game footage, causing several of his reactions to be delayed from what's shown on screen. What's interesting is Markiplier did several jump cuts and, while the audio times correctly with the start of them (sometimes) it eventually starts lagging behind the video footage.



** [[spoiler:Mark almost has another one when Mike dies in the final action sequence because Mark thought not moving was the correct solution. It wasn't. But, before the game can save, Mark quits to the title screen and reloads the game.]]

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** [[spoiler:Mark Mark almost has another one in the same playthrough when Mike [[spoiler:Mike]] dies in the final action sequence because Mark thought not moving was the correct solution. It wasn't. But, before the game can save, Mark quits to the title screen and reloads the game.]]



** Despite how much the game frustrates or scares him, Mark is determined to beat Vanish, even though the game appears to be equally determined to never let him win. [[spoiler:And, eventually, after nine videos plus hours of playthroughs that we never saw, he finally succeeded.]]
** The same can be said for his playthrough of VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys. He spends seven hours offscreen attempting to beat "4/20 mode" (the hardest custom difficulty possible) until he finally wins.
** Then taken UpToEleven, with him doing the same with the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 sequel]], where he plays the Golden Freddy mode, AKA 10/20, for ''nine hours straight''.
** Mark displays his amazing staying power in the fifth episode of his playthrough of ''VideoGame/BenAndEd'', where he attempts to do an [[https://youtu.be/nBos5axGbtE?list=PL3tRBEVW0hiDm-HRj0VkImtp0X8rh483u&t=805 incredibly difficult jump course]] in Level 10. The level in question is optional, and within the level, said jump puzzle is also optional. Mark nevertheless tried for ''two and a half hours'' to finish one relatively (compared to some of his other Determinator moments) short challenge.
*** Mark is infuriated with this in particular due to [[FakeDIfficulty the game's strange, difficult physics engine and poor, unreliable lighting.]] Mark has said previously that he despises poor controls and unfairly stacked gameplay (which caused him to RageQuit games like [[VideoGame/IAmBread I Am Bread]]). He is even more furious when he discovers the "reward" for succeding the puzzle is [[TrollingCreator poorly made MSPaint creepypasta fuel with notable reference to]] [[WebVideo/BenDrowned Ben Drowned.]]

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** Despite how much the game frustrates or scares him, Mark is determined to beat Vanish, even though the game appears to be equally determined to never let him win. [[spoiler:And, eventually, Eventually, after nine videos plus hours of playthroughs that we never saw, he finally succeeded.]]
succeeded.
** The same can be said for his playthrough of VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys. He spends seven hours offscreen attempting to beat "4/20 mode" (the hardest custom difficulty possible) until he finally wins.
** Then taken UpToEleven,
wins. Taken UpToEleven with him doing the same with the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 sequel]], where he plays the Golden Freddy mode, AKA 10/20, for ''nine hours straight''.
** Mark displays his amazing staying power in the fifth episode of his playthrough of ''VideoGame/BenAndEd'', where he attempts to do an [[https://youtu.be/nBos5axGbtE?list=PL3tRBEVW0hiDm-HRj0VkImtp0X8rh483u&t=805 be/nBos5axGbtE?t=805 incredibly difficult jump course]] in Level 10. The level in question is optional, and within the level, said jump puzzle is also optional. Mark nevertheless tried for ''two and a half hours'' to finish one relatively (compared to some of his other Determinator moments) short challenge.
*** Mark is
challenge. He nevertheless gets infuriated with this in particular due to [[FakeDIfficulty the game's strange, difficult physics engine and poor, unreliable lighting.]] Mark has said previously that he despises poor controls and unfairly stacked gameplay (which caused him to RageQuit games like [[VideoGame/IAmBread I Am Bread]]). He is even more furious when he discovers the "reward" for succeding the puzzle is [[TrollingCreator poorly made MSPaint creepypasta fuel with notable reference to]] [[WebVideo/BenDrowned Ben Drowned.]]



* DistractedByTheSexy: Quite a lot in HuniePop - when he first sees Lola in a bikini he spends about a minute screaming.
* DomesticAbuse: Mark [[http://markiplier.tumblr.com/post/105014466420/equality admitted]] he was a victim of an abusive relationship. He expresses his belief that ''nobody'' has the "right" to hurt anybody, regardless of their genders.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Quite a lot in HuniePop - when he first sees Lola in a bikini bikini, he spends about a minute screaming.
* DomesticAbuse: Mark [[http://markiplier.tumblr.com/post/105014466420/equality admitted]] he was a victim of an abusive relationship. He expresses his belief that ''nobody'' has the "right" to hurt anybody, regardless of their genders.
screaming.



-->'''Mark:''' ''(wiggles eyebrows)'' ............Is he coming after me? YEAH HE'S COMIN AFTER ME! AAAAGGGH ''(ripped to shreds)''

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-->'''Mark:''' ''(wiggles eyebrows)'' ............eyebrows)'' ...Is he coming after me? YEAH HE'S COMIN AFTER ME! AAAAGGGH ''(ripped to shreds)''



* DramaticReading: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UuEWJ2N-A "The Scarecrow Corpse"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anZDa350QFo "Creepypasta: The Rake"]]
* DrinkingGame: An interesting example is the ''Drunk Minecraft'' series, where Mark and his two real life friends Bob and Wade drink alcohol while playing ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. HilarityEnsues.
** For a drinking game within a drinking game, take a shot every time a reference is made to ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''.

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* DramaticReading: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UuEWJ2N-A "The Scarecrow Corpse"]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anZDa350QFo "Creepypasta: The Rake"]]
* DrinkingGame: An interesting example is the The ''Drunk Minecraft'' series, where Mark and his two real life friends Bob and Wade drink alcohol while playing ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. HilarityEnsues.
**
HilarityEnsues. For a drinking game within a drinking game, take a shot every time a reference is made to ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''.



* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2. In his eighth Vanish playthough, he passes a lot of the time by recounting the history of America to his viewers.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2. In his eighth Vanish playthough, he passes a lot of the time by recounting the history of America to his viewers.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Both of the WebVideo/GameGrumps once got into an argument as to who would get to fuck him up the butt.



** Done in ''Vapour'' when deciding to RageQuit.

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** Done in ''Vapour'' when deciding he decides to RageQuit.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: One of his VideoGame/{{Subnautica}} videos has a small ad appearing on the corner of screen that has Wilfred Warfstache doing a silent promotion for "Disc of Wealth". This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] the "Markiplier TV" skit.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: One of his VideoGame/{{Subnautica}} videos has a small ad appearing on the corner of screen that has Wilfred Warfstache doing a silent promotion for a game show called "Disc of Wealth". This [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows]] the "Markiplier TV" skit.skit in which Warfstache hosts said game show.



** His April Fools 2016 videos get a lot more hilarious if you turn on Youtube's subtitles.
** Turning on closed captions on some of his (more recent) videos can result in some entertaining commentary alongside the actual captions, at least for the English ones. Typically the real life videos with him and his friends have them.
* GameBreakingBug / GoodBadBug: Has a nasty habit of causing these, especially in ''VideoGame/{{Amnesia|TheDarkDescent}}'' custom stories.



* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: When he likes a game he is playing, he doesn't hesitate to compliment it. Even explaining his reasons why he likes it.

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* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: When he likes a game he is playing, he doesn't hesitate to compliment it. Even explaining it and even explains his reasons why he likes for liking it.



* HamToHamCombat: With the Stanley Parable narrator.
* HeelRealization: He has one at the end of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. He literally spends about a minute in total silence after finding out that [[spoiler:he was playing Ellen the Witch and he was fighting the ''real'' Viola.]]
* HellIsThatNoise: [[invoked]] The scraping stone feet of SCP-173. Mark invariably runs headlong into it, not grasping that 173 can navigate vents.
** SCP-173's music cue whenever he's in the vicinity. Somewhere.

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* HamToHamCombat: With He attempts to out-ham the Stanley Parable narrator.
narrator, directing insults at him and generally refusing to go along with his place.
* HeelRealization: He has one at the end of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. He ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', where he literally spends about a minute in total silence after finding out that [[spoiler:he was playing Ellen the Witch and he was fighting the ''real'' Viola.]]
* HellIsThatNoise: [[invoked]] The scraping stone feet of SCP-173. Mark invariably runs headlong into it, not grasping that 173 can navigate vents.
**
SCP-173's music cue whenever he's in the vicinity. Somewhere.



*** Doubles as CMOA. Mark vows to completely replay the game in order just to save Ashley. Considering how long he's been playing it so far that level of dedication is impressive.



* HeroOnHiatus: As of September 16th, 2015, due to the [[https://www.facebook.com/Cyndago/posts/744142055713238 death of a friend]]. This is a ''very'' big {{TearJerker}}.
** HesBack: However, as of 10/05/15, the hiatus ended. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQ34ixgx-k And he's ready for more]].
* HiddenDepths: As seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOPpLc916E this vine]], Mark has a surprisingly nice singing voice. You can imagine [[{{Squee}} the reaction from the fangirl community]].
* HilarityEnsues: Every. Single. Drunk Minecraft. Especially when they have a serious objective in mind.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPY75g177M This]] one in particular. They try to build Smokey the Bear. It turns out as... uh... just watch it.

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* HeroOnHiatus: As of September 16th, 2015, due to the [[https://www.facebook.com/Cyndago/posts/744142055713238 death of a friend]]. This is a ''very'' big {{TearJerker}}.
** HesBack: However, as of 10/05/15, the hiatus ended. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQ34ixgx-k And he's ready for more]].
* HiddenDepths: As seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOPpLc916E this vine]], Mark has a surprisingly nice singing voice. You can imagine [[{{Squee}} the reaction from the fangirl community]].

* HilarityEnsues: Every. Single. Drunk Minecraft. Especially when they have a serious objective in mind.
**
mind. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPY75g177M This]] one in particular. They particular has them try to build Smokey the Bear. It turns out as... uh... just watch it.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Mark's playthrough of A Late Night Drink, Mark spends 15-20 minutes searching for 4 keys in a library. He pulled out books for 20 whole minutes. One key was behind a candlestick NEXT to some books, but other than that, Mark needlessly pulled out books for 20 whole minutes.
** What makes this even worse was the fact that Mark failed to recognize this as his own failure.
*** He eventually did recognize it as his own failure when he included it in one of his compilations, putting arrows pointing to the keys everytime one is in-frame to show how obviously he missed some of them (specifically the key next to the statue).
* HollywoodToneDeaf: [[https://youtu.be/epHaAsW0m2Q?t=5m25s His "attempt" at singing in this video]] fits the bill, especially considering Mark has shown to be capable of singing.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: During Mark's playthrough of A Late Night Drink, Mark spends 15-20 minutes searching for 4 keys in a library. He pulled out books for 20 whole minutes. One key was behind a candlestick NEXT to some books, but other than that, Mark needlessly pulled out books for 20 whole minutes.
** What makes this even worse was the fact that Mark failed to recognize this as his own failure.
***
minutes. He eventually did recognize it as his own failure when he included it in one of his compilations, putting arrows pointing to the keys everytime one is in-frame to show how obviously he missed some of them (specifically the key next to the statue).
* HollywoodToneDeaf: [[https://youtu.be/epHaAsW0m2Q?t=5m25s His "attempt" at singing in this video]] fits the bill, especially considering Mark has shown to be capable of singing.singing very well.



* TheIdealist: Has a generally positive attitude and believes in the best of the games that he plays. Even for games that are universally hated as buggy and unintuitive, he is quicker to say that it's his fault as a gamer than to say the game is terrible.



* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Mark seems to think this of the seasoning powder used to flavor Takis Fuego corn snacks to a point of near-obsession. He's even developed a method for determining which of two factories he believes a bag came from by feeling the consistency of the bag before buying it, and has reached out to his viewers to find a way of obtaining the seasoning powder in bulk.



* '''InelegantBlubbering''': His first run-in with SCP-106, aka "Radical Larry".

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* '''InelegantBlubbering''': InelegantBlubbering: His first run-in with SCP-106, aka "Radical Larry".Larry" resulted in this.



** If used in fear out of anything such as an EldritchAbomination, HilarityEnsues.

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** %%** If used in fear out of anything such as an EldritchAbomination, HilarityEnsues.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He spends most of the time on his blogs thanking his supporters and warning about clinical dangers revolving around the internet, not that we are not aware of it, while being just as {{Jerkass}} in video games, but [[EvenEvilHasStandards not to an extent to be toxic]]. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Even cries to the point]] where]] fans made collabs, video games and mods about him... most of them anyway.
* JumpCut: A RunningGag.
* JumpScare: Falls victim to many while gaming.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He spends most of the time on his blogs thanking his supporters and warning about clinical dangers revolving around the internet, not that we are not aware of it, while being just as {{Jerkass}} in video games, but [[EvenEvilHasStandards not to an extent to be toxic]]. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Even cries to the point]] where]] fans made collabs, video games and mods about him... most of them anyway.
* JumpCut: A RunningGag.
RunningGag whenever he takes too long in tedious grinding or if he’s screwed something up.
* JumpScare: Falls He falls victim to many while gaming.in horror games. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=i98eb1VXy4Y#t=188s And manages to pull one on us nicely.]]



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=i98eb1VXy4Y#t=188s And manages to pull one on us nicely.]]



* KaleidoscopeHair: After dyeing his hair pink, his hair color has varied from bright bubblegum pink, to peach as that color faded, to [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue,]] to purplish-blue upon fading, to red, until he finally returned to his natural hair color around the end of 2016.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever [[EvilTwin Darkiplier]] appears... the humor ''stops''.
* KubrickStare: Invoked for two minutes thirteen seconds in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC0xVc7Mso8 Hello Kitty Online]] episode. It's not a still photo.
* KillItWithFire:
** Has this reaction to one of the [[spoiler:alien's]] body parts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0juVK_vz-H0&t=3m making noises]] in ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.
** Also during his OFF playthrough, when a head starts emerging from the mouth of a Pastel Burnt.

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* KaleidoscopeHair: After dyeing his hair pink, his hair color has varied from bright bubblegum pink, to peach as that color faded, to [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue,]] to purplish-blue upon fading, to red, until he finally returned to his natural hair color around the end of 2016.
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever [[EvilTwin Darkiplier]] appears... the humor ''stops''.
* KubrickStare: Invoked for two minutes and thirteen seconds in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC0xVc7Mso8 Hello Kitty Online]] episode. It's not a still photo.
* KillItWithFire:
**
KillItWithFire: Has this reaction to one of the [[spoiler:alien's]] body parts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0juVK_vz-H0&t=3m making noises]] in ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.
** Also Similarly during his OFF playthrough, when a head starts emerging from the mouth of a Pastel Burnt.



* LargeHam: Especially when he does his "[[Franchise/DeadSpace Isaac Clarke]] voice".

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* LargeHam: One of the appeals of watching his Let’s Plays are his hilariously exaggerated reactions to everything. Especially when he does his "[[Franchise/DeadSpace Isaac Clarke]] voice".



* LaughingMad: At the end of his VideoGame/DeadSpace2 playthrough. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbQ-GkRGXmQ It even got a Highlight.]]
** [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QopD-ap3F28 The Markiplier Land]] episode of Drunk Minecraft, where the gang (or Mark and Wade at least) are at the end of a session and a lot drunker than normal. Mark dissolves into fits of laughter half a dozen times, to the confusion of his friends, with the first one lasting almost two minutes straight.

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* LaughingMad: At the end of his VideoGame/DeadSpace2 playthrough. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbQ-GkRGXmQ It even got a Highlight.]]
**
[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QopD-ap3F28 The Markiplier Land]] episode of Drunk Minecraft, where the gang (or Mark and Wade at least) are at the end of a session and a lot drunker than normal. Mark dissolves into fits of laughter half a dozen times, to the confusion of his friends, with the first one lasting almost two minutes straight.



* LawOfInverseFertility: During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF7YobvKNQ4&t=10m24s Prop Hunt #20]], Mark mentions that his parents were on "ten different types of contraceptives" when he was conceived.
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: During his birthday stream he was playing ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'''s new mode ([[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet The Medic]]), and after finally beating it, Wade was laughing in the background at Mark taking as long as he did and almost failing. Cue an angry Mark making Wade play until he either won or failed, while he was sitting in the background with a rather funny (but angry) expression.
** While playing ''Skate 3'', Bob criticized Mark for not doing enough funny stuff. Mark hands the controller over and tells Bob to do it, if he thinks he can be funnier. The very next thing Bob does is run his skater into a pole [[GroinAttack groin-first]], which makes Mark crack up.
*** Moment can be seen [[https://youtu.be/FRimGHRBU64?t=2m22s here]].

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* LawOfInverseFertility: During [[https://www.%%** At the end of his VideoGame/DeadSpace2 playthrough. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF7YobvKNQ4&t=10m24s Prop Hunt #20]], Mark mentions that his parents were on "ten different types of contraceptives" when he was conceived.
com/watch?v=xbQ-GkRGXmQ It even got a Highlight.]]
* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: During his birthday stream While he was playing ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'''s new mode ([[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet The Medic]]), Medic]]) on the birthday stream, and after finally beating it, Wade was laughing in the background at Mark taking as long as he did and almost failing. Cue an angry Mark making Wade play until he either won or failed, while he was sitting in the background with a rather funny (but angry) expression.
** While playing ''Skate 3'', Bob criticized Mark for not doing enough funny stuff. Mark hands the controller over and tells Bob to do it, if he thinks he can be funnier. The very next thing Bob does is [[https://youtu.be/FRimGHRBU64?t=2m22s run his skater into a pole pole]] [[GroinAttack groin-first]], which makes Mark crack up.
*** Moment can be seen [[https://youtu.be/FRimGHRBU64?t=2m22s here]].
up.



* ManlyTears: Mark has occasionally choked up on camera, during especially emotional moments in certain video games, or often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when talking about how honored he is by his fans]]. Contrary to what Mark hilariously insists, it doesn't take away from his manliness one bit.
** And then he's seen trying to hold back tears while talking about his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cxoZLPyR0 friend's death.]]
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: During [=TheGameStation=]'s VideoGame/GunsOfIcarus Battle Royale, teaming up with WebVideo/JesseCox, [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Dodger]] and [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry]] against [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit Total Biscuit]], [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], WebVideo/PeanutButterGamer and LetsPlay/{{Criken|2}}. And again for Creator/{{Polaris}}' US vs. EU tournament, with the same teammates and fighting alongside Angry Joe, Bedbananas, [[WebVideo/LazyGameReviews Phreakindee]] and LetsPlay/{{Videogamedunkey}} against LetsPlay/SimonLane, LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, LetsPlay/{{Strippin}}, LetsPlay/PyrionFlax, Aypierre, Criken, Harrylafranc and Unsterbliicher.

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* ManlyTears: Mark has occasionally choked up on camera, during especially during emotional moments in certain video games, or often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when talking about how honored he is by his fans]]. Contrary to what Mark hilariously insists, it doesn't take away from his manliness one bit.
** And then he's
He’s also seen trying to hold back tears while talking about his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cxoZLPyR0 friend's death.]]
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: During [=TheGameStation=]'s VideoGame/GunsOfIcarus Battle Royale, teaming up with WebVideo/JesseCox, [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Dodger]] and [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry]] against [[Creator/TheCynicalBrit Total Biscuit]], [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], WebVideo/PeanutButterGamer and LetsPlay/{{Criken|2}}. And again for Creator/{{Polaris}}' US vs. EU tournament, with the same teammates and fighting alongside Angry Joe, Bedbananas, [[WebVideo/LazyGameReviews Phreakindee]] and LetsPlay/{{Videogamedunkey}} against LetsPlay/SimonLane, LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, LetsPlay/{{Strippin}}, LetsPlay/PyrionFlax, Aypierre, Criken, Harrylafranc and Unsterbliicher.
]] Contrary to what Mark hilariously insists, it doesn't take away from his manliness one bit.



* MistakenForForeigner: While reading viewer comments, he [[https://youtu.be/R6EHLR6q-tM?t=4m48s came across one]] which read "Mark! Are you going to America soon?" and was completely baffled.
* MixedAncestry: His mother is Korean and his father German, explaining his surname and his Asian looks.

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* MistakenForForeigner: While reading viewer comments, he [[https://youtu.be/R6EHLR6q-tM?t=4m48s came across one]] which read "Mark! Are you going to America soon?" and was completely baffled.
baffled. He had been born in Hawaii and grew up in Cincinnati.
* MixedAncestry: His mother is Korean and his father is German, explaining his surname and his Asian looks.



* MrFanservice: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P51uplvbkwY WARNING! This video contains the sexiness of Mark.]]
** Let's not forget about his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UwLedh7qAA sultry voice]] either.
** Who could leave out his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrZL1D7eojk glorious twerking]]?
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSStABDWVWU The ending of this video]], where Mark pours water on himself all too seductively in slow motion. Many a female commenter proudly stated that that segment alone was more than enough to turn them on. [[TooMuchInformation Apparently some have even found it easy to fap to.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSU_81yWMUo This comedy sketch]] takes it UpToEleven and then some.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0SFWuviZg Another comedy sketch]] from the ones who brought you the last one, explaining where all the sexy comes from. UpToEleven again.



** His Best Fiends trailer to promote the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTVgHSSJado charity.]] Yes, it was over the top.

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** His Best Fiends trailer to promote the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTVgHSSJado charity.]] Yes, it was unnecessarily over the top.



* {{Narcissist}}: Comes easily prepared to compliment himself when the situation calls for it.
** [[https://youtu.be/5aDdn50n034?t=283 Even fails to limit himself from doing so]]...
** Granted, this tends to overlap with his JerkassFacade and general hamminess, because he'll call himself a dumbass in the same breath.
** PlayedForLaughs during his 2015 Pax Prime/West panel.
--->Mark: [[RunningGag My name is on the panel!]]
* NeverLiveItDown: The fact that he blew up Detroit for cake is becoming this in his Will You Press The Button series.

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* {{Narcissist}}: Comes easily prepared to compliment himself when the situation calls for it.
** [[https://youtu.be/5aDdn50n034?t=283 Even fails to limit himself from doing so]]...
** Granted, this tends to overlap with his JerkassFacade and general hamminess, because he'll call himself a dumbass in the same breath.
** PlayedForLaughs during his 2015 Pax Prime/West panel.
--->Mark: [[RunningGag My name is on the panel!]]
* NeverLiveItDown:
NeverLiveItDown:[[invoked]] The fact that he blew up Detroit for cake is becoming this in his Will You Press The Button series.



** [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys "It's just not a party without my good friend, Mr. BunBun. Or Mr. Happy Duck. Mr. Quacky Smack."]]

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** [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys "It's just not a party without my good friend, friend]], Mr. BunBun. Or Mr. Happy Duck. Mr. Quacky Smack."]]"



* '''NiceGuy''': Often called this by his fans and nearly every [[YouTube Youtube Star]]. Judging from all of the heartwarming moments in his Vlogs to his fans and such, this is a sweetening understatement.



* NoSell: ''World's Quietest Let's Play 2 Animated'' has Mark's sword breaking on Little Johnny's head.

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* NoSell: ''World's Quietest Let's Play 2 Animated'' has Mark's sword breaking on Little Johnny's head.head despite having the objective to kill him in a round of ''Happy Wheels ''.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Holy crap is it ever! He has quite a few moments, but [[http://markiplier.tumblr.com/post/127837972070/enough this]] and [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cxoZLPyR0 this]] has him at his most serious. See the {{TearJerker}} for more details for the former. See {{HeroOnHiatus}} for the latter.



* {{Overcrank}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Markiplier in Slow Motion"]].
** Also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQaYBKPgr4w Slow Mo Dance | Markiplier & TomSka]]

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* %%* {{Overcrank}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Markiplier Utilised in the videos [["Markiplier in Slow Motion"]].
** Also
Motion"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQaYBKPgr4w Slow Mo Dance | Markiplier & TomSka]]TomSka]].



->''"You're not gonna get me this time. I'm ready for ya! I'm ready for ya, creepy painting of a little girl! I'm ready for ya, Slenderman in the distance over there! I'm ready for ya,... crop... symbol of Ohio! I'm ready for ya, screamin' baby! I'm ready for ya, town about to be consumed by weather! I'm ready for ya, picture of a soldier! I'm ready for ya, picture of crows fly- *bird flies by window* uhhhh. I wasn't ready for ya, vulture."''

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->''"You're -->''"You're not gonna get me this time. I'm ready for ya! I'm ready for ya, creepy painting of a little girl! I'm ready for ya, Slenderman in the distance over there! I'm ready for ya,... crop... symbol of Ohio! I'm ready for ya, screamin' baby! I'm ready for ya, town about to be consumed by weather! I'm ready for ya, picture of a soldier! I'm ready for ya, picture of crows fly- *bird flies by window* uhhhh. I wasn't ready for ya, vulture."''



* PainfulBodyWaxing: In his waxing challenge video. Funny thing is, he actually ''enjoyed it''.

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* %%* PainfulBodyWaxing: In his waxing challenge video. Funny thing is, he actually ''enjoyed it''.



* ThePollyanna: Mark has gone through a fair share of hardships in his life (including but not limited to: losing his father to cancer, going through an abusive relationship, getting kicked out of the house due to said abusive relationship and, as of most recently, losing a close friend and colleague to suicide) but, give or take a hiatus, he has come out of all them, never losing his desire to make the best out of his life and share a message of hope and kindness with his audience.



* TheQuietOne: Tyler, Mark's friend as seen in the ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' videos, isn't particularly chatty, at least in comparison to Mark and Wade. As a result they nickname him "One Word Tyler" and "Stone Face Tyler". He does seem to share their sense of humor, though.
* RageQuit: The entire ''{{VideoGame/Vanish}}'' game, according to his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_L7Yb69hYM last released video]] of it. No matter what, though, he is determined to complete it.
** [[spoiler:And beat it he did.]]
** He does this at the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9-JvZ3fibY Hell Was Here]]'', when he [[ObviousBeta immediately dies upon spawning in an empty room]].
** He does this towards the end of "The Hat Man". He was getting into the game at first, but after the Hat Man started cornering him, he got angry when he was forced to replay the whole game again. It was even worse when he had another YankTheDogsChain moment when the Hat Man got him at the last stage.

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* TheQuietOne: Tyler, Mark's friend Tyler as seen in the ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' videos, videos isn't particularly chatty, at least chatty in comparison to Mark and Wade. As a result they nickname him "One Word Tyler" and "Stone Face Tyler". He does seem His later appearances in Mark’s videos avert this trope, since he’s either playing the StraightMan to share their Mark’s goofy antics or partaking in the same sense of humor, though.
humour.
* RageQuit: The entire ''{{VideoGame/Vanish}}'' game, according to his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_L7Yb69hYM last released video]] of it. No matter what, though, he is determined to complete it.
** [[spoiler:And beat it he did.]]
**
He does this at the end of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9-JvZ3fibY Hell Was Here]]'', when he [[ObviousBeta immediately dies upon spawning in an empty room]].
** He also does this towards the end of "The Hat Man". He was getting into the game at first, but after the Hat Man started cornering him, he got angry when he was forced to replay the whole game again. It was even worse when he had another YankTheDogsChain moment when the Hat Man got him at the last stage.



** One time in his playthrough of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', while wearing the Freddy helmet, hoping that an animatronic won't get him, he rattles off 25 "no"'s in rapid succession. [[JumpScare Then Chica appears.]]
*** Played for humor in the ''FNAF'' reaction compilation, by putting the caption "YES" next to Chica.

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** One time in his playthrough of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', while wearing the Freddy helmet, hoping that an animatronic won't get him, he rattles off 25 "no"'s in rapid succession. [[JumpScare Then Chica appears.]]
***
]] Played for humor in the ''FNAF'' reaction compilation, by putting the caption "YES" next to Chica.



* ARareSentence: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3qmCXB2qx_U "I just turned our diamonds into pork chops!!!"]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PML1MFplyM&t=21m "This waterfall doesn't touch the penis!"]]
** Drunk Minecraft in general tends to produce these. Some gems include the aforementioned waterfall doesn't touch the penis, "I'm being molested by an albino spider", and "Get your head out of my thong."

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* ARareSentence: Drunk Minecraft in general tends to produce these. Some gems include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3qmCXB2qx_U "I just turned our diamonds into pork chops!!!"]]
com/watch?v=7PML1MFplyM&t=21m "This waterfall doesn't touch the penis!"]], "I'm being molested by an albino spider", and "Get your head out of my thong."
** Another Minecraft-related example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PML1MFplyM&t=21m "This waterfall doesn't touch the penis!"]]
** Drunk Minecraft in general tends to produce these. Some gems include the aforementioned waterfall doesn't touch the penis, "I'm being molested by an albino spider", and "Get your head out of my thong."
com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3qmCXB2qx_U "I just turned our diamonds into pork chops!!!"]]



** "Stop fingering my circle!" shows up a few times in his playthrough of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Off Off]].

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** "Stop fingering my circle!" shows up a few times in his playthrough of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Off Off]].VideoGame/{{OFF}}.



* RealMenWearPink: His Warfstache logo is pink, he actually enjoyed his waxing challenge, takes pole dancing lessons, and is actually an [[CryCute easy crier]] when it comes to how much he loves his fans and fan community. Plus, he bought a violet and pink beanie. It borders on InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, honestly.
** When he dyed his hair (as explained below) he liked it enough to keep it and recolor it into a softer shade of cotton candy pink. [[https://instagram.com/p/9M02cjr_1y/ It's very cute]].

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* RealMenWearPink: His Warfstache logo is pink, he actually enjoyed his waxing challenge, takes pole dancing lessons, and is actually an [[CryCute easy crier]] crier when it comes to how much he loves his fans and fan community. Plus, When he bought a violet and dyed his hair pink beanie.as a result of a livestream goal, he liked it enough to keep it and recolor it into a softer shade of cotton candy pink. It borders on InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, honestly. \n** When he dyed his hair (as explained below) he liked it enough to keep it and recolor it into a softer shade of cotton candy pink. [[https://instagram.com/p/9M02cjr_1y/ It's very cute]].



* RoseHairedSweetie: During the September 4th Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance livestream he promised to dye his hair pink. [[https://instagram.com/p/7gk2E_FYe9/ He kept his word.]]



* RunningGag: There's a few others that occur throughout most of his videos:
** Poof! :3 (Mostly in the compilations, but it still counts.)
** "Hating" Wade in general.
** On his twitter feed, Mark has taken to tweeting about how excited/happy he is for something with a picture of him looking incredibly grumpy.
** "Pressing B to Blow" is rapidly turning into this.

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* RunningGag: There's a few others that occur throughout most of his videos:
RunningGag:
** Poof! :3 (Mostly “Poof! :3” occurs mostly in the compilations, but it still counts.)
compilations as a sound effect.
** "Hating" Wade “Hating” Wade, especially in general.
** On his twitter feed, Mark has taken to tweeting about how excited/happy he is for something with a picture of him looking incredibly grumpy.
**
Drunk Minecraft and Prop Hunt.
%%**
"Pressing B to Blow" is rapidly turning into this.



** This one is shared with Bob: Derrick. "HOW DARE YOU?!"
** "I could have been an engineer..."

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** %%** This one is shared with Bob: Derrick. "HOW DARE YOU?!"
** His SelfDeprecation for dropping out of college to pursue [=YouTube=]. "I could have been an engineer..."



*** When he returns to the game in a live stream format, he humorously lampshades that they [[GodwinsLaw mention Hitler in nearly every stream of the game.]]

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*** ** When he returns to the aforementioned game in a live stream format, he humorously lampshades that they [[GodwinsLaw mention Hitler in nearly every stream of the game.]]



** His entire ''Surgeon Simulator 2013'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOU6G8zvXQ video]] is an 11-minutes plus epitome of this trope. Just watch it.

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** His entire ''Surgeon Simulator 2013'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOU6G8zvXQ video]] is an 11-minutes plus epitome of this trope. Just watch it.trope as he plays an increasingly unhinged doctor.



** While he was extremely fond of the character at first (mostly because he looked like him), he quickly came to dislike [[VideoGame/TheEvilWithin Joseph "Jojo" Oda]] due to some ArtificialStupidity moments involving him. He's actually happy when he realizes he and Sebastien (the player character) are separated for a while. Again, it's humorous considering Joseph is ''also'' an EnsembleDarkhorse in his respective fandom. [[spoiler:However, he does [[AlasPoorScrappy feel bad when Joseph is shot and most probably killed]], and says that he misses "Jojo" afterwards.]] Apparently his dislike of Joseph has cleared up entirely; he's excited to meet him again in ''The Assignment'' DLC and is quite broken up about [[spoiler:"killing" Joseph with hatchets]].



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Virtually every horror Lets Play. Especially funny if he had previously been boasting his toughness.
** Quite a few videos, particularly Drunk Minecrafts, have him screaming in fury as well.
** VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys TheMusical Night Two starts with [[RuleOfThree three]] in quick succession.

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Virtually every horror Lets Play. Especially funny if he had previously been boasting his toughness.
**
toughness Quite a few videos, particularly Drunk Minecrafts, have him screaming in fury as well.
** VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys TheMusical Night Two starts with [[RuleOfThree three]] in quick succession.
well.



* SickEpisode: He had two of these in September of 2016 when he had a bad cold.



* SlasherSmile: One of his running gags. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLFBEB0USA Case in point.]]
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter!: The Latin's Wrath episode of Drunk Minecraft. At one point Mark jumps on top of the house to taunt Latin.

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* %%* SlasherSmile: One of his running gags. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLFBEB0USA Case in point.]]
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter!: The Latin's Wrath episode of Drunk Minecraft. At one point Mark jumps on top of the house to taunt Latin.Latin (the moderator of the Minecraft server).



* StalkerWithACrush: He acts like this during "Flappy Fedora". This is PlayedForLaughs, of course.
* TheStoic: He has a habit of leaving in footage of himself being completely stone-face while concentrating on a game. A most recent example is when [[https://youtu.be/U4uZqcLoGnM?t=9m30s he beat]] ''VideoGame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' 2 on Hard Boiled mode.
* StunnedSilence:
** This happens to him when he sees the TwistEnding in ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. He stays quiet for over a minute before he recovers.

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* StalkerWithACrush: He acts like this during his "Flappy Fedora". Fedora" and “Yandere Simulator” playthroughs. This is PlayedForLaughs, of course.
* TheStoic: He has a habit of leaving in footage of himself
course, with the former being completely stone-face while concentrating on a game. A most recent example is when [[https://youtu.be/U4uZqcLoGnM?t=9m30s he beat]] ''VideoGame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' 2 on Hard Boiled mode.
parody of neckbeards and the latter being an exaggerated interpretation of the {{Yandere}} archetype.
* StunnedSilence:
**
StunnedSilence: This happens to him when he sees the TwistEnding in ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. He stays quiet for over a minute before he recovers.



** After witnessing [[spoiler:the Bite Incident]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4''.

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** After witnessing [[spoiler:the Bite Incident]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4''.''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'', Mark can do nothing but stare in open-mouthed horror for almost twenty seconds.



* SurpriseCreepy: He puts one of these into his World's Third Quietest Let's Play video.

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* %%* SurpriseCreepy: He puts one of these into his World's Third Quietest Let's Play video.



** Even among other youtubers, he's known as the guy who cries.



** "[[JumpScare Oh man,]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext I didn't even see Chica comin'!]] [[OhCrap (suddenly realizes]] [[PerverseSexualLust what that line sounds like)]] Aaaah, [[LampshadeHanging that's not a joke for the Internet to enjoy!]]"

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** "[[JumpScare Oh man,]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext “Oh man, [[JumpScare I didn't even see Chica comin'!]] [[OhCrap (suddenly realizes]] [[PerverseSexualLust comin'!]]” ''(suddenly realizes what that line sounds like)]] Aaaah, like)'' “Aaaah, [[LampshadeHanging that's not a joke for the Internet to enjoy!]]"



* TokenMinority: A part-Korean, part-German and half-American[[note]]See Eagleland[[/note]] with a significant twist of personality that differs to most of the Let's Players, at least for an extent.
* TooDumbToLive: During a segment of Drunk Minecraft, Mark teases the server's mod, Latingoddess, who then proceeds to kill him. With lightning. ''A lot''.
** In case you're wondering how he was teasing her, he was teasing her with Zombiemold (the server's owner and Latingoddess's boyfriend) having a lot of fangirls. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWlrK8q734]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheez-It Cheez-Its]] became this for a while, until fans started sending him hundreds of boxes of the stuff.

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* TokenMinority: A part-Korean, part-German and half-American[[note]]See Eagleland[[/note]] with a significant twist of personality that differs to most of the Let's Players, at least for an extent.
* TooDumbToLive: During a segment of Drunk Minecraft, Mark teases the server's mod, Latingoddess, who that Zombiemold (the server's owner and Latingoddess's boyfriend) has a lot of fangirls. She then proceeds to kill him. With lightning. ''A lot''.
** In case you're wondering how he was teasing her, he was teasing her with Zombiemold (the server's owner and Latingoddess's boyfriend) having a lot of fangirls. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWlrK8q734]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheez-It Cheez-Its]] became this for a while, until fans started sending him hundreds of boxes of the stuff.
lot''.



* ViolationOfCommonSense
-->'''{{Limbo}} LP:''' ''These look dangerous. I should probably not jump face-first into them... but when have I ever listened to good reason? Whop! *jumps into bear trap* Ew...''
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Wade, a lot. They pick on, insult, and screw each other over in games all the time, but they are friends. When Mark and Wade did a joint LP of ''SevenDaysToDie'', Wade mentions that Mark's treatment of him in Drunk Minecraft has actually convinced a lot of people that Mark is actually a massive JerkAss. They don't actually believe that Mark and Wade are friends, and ask Wade if he's being forced to go along with Mark and do things. They both find this hilarious, and though Mark and Wade both assure viewers that they are indeed friends, they do nothing to correct people's assumptions in the Drunk Minecraft videos themselves.
* VocalDissonance: His rather deep voice contrasts his sinewy appearance and Asian features.
* VocalEvolution: Compare how Markiplier sounded in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjOLGq7LNCk 2013]] to how he sounds in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6xX5LANn5Y 2015]].

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* ViolationOfCommonSense
-->'''{{Limbo}} LP:'''
ViolationOfCommonSense: Occurs in his ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}} LP.
-->'''Mark:'''
''These look dangerous. I should probably not jump face-first into them... but when have I ever listened to good reason? Whop! *jumps into bear trap* Ew...''
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Wade, a lot.Wade. They pick on, insult, and screw each other over in games all the time, but they are friends. When Mark and Wade did a joint LP of ''SevenDaysToDie'', Wade mentions that Mark's treatment of him in Drunk Minecraft has actually convinced a lot of people that Mark is actually a massive JerkAss. They don't actually believe that Mark and Wade are friends, and ask Wade if he's being forced to go along with Mark and do things. They both find this hilarious, and though Mark and Wade both assure viewers that they are indeed friends, they do nothing to correct people's assumptions in the Drunk Minecraft videos themselves.
* VocalDissonance: His rather deep voice contrasts initially contrasted his sinewy appearance and Asian features.
features until he began developing more rugged features.
* VocalEvolution: Compare how Markiplier sounded in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjOLGq7LNCk 2013]] to how he sounds in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6xX5LANn5Y 2015]].



* WaitingSkeleton: In his "A Date With Markiplier" ChooseYourOwnAdventure series of videos, Markiplier encounters one of these in the cell he and his date can find themselves imprisoned in.
* WaxingLyrical: During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1gQ8VvRszs&t=11m55s Part 4 of his Five Nights at Freddy's playthrough]] (sixth night)

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* WaitingSkeleton: In his "A Date With Markiplier" ChooseYourOwnAdventure series of videos, Markiplier encounters one of these in the cell he and his date can find themselves in after being imprisoned in.
by the Chef for not paying for their restaurant bill. This prompts him to search for a way out - either dig through the cell floor with a fork he stole (which proves to be ineffective) or pick the lock with said fork.
* WaxingLyrical: During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1gQ8VvRszs&t=11m55s Part 4 of his Five Nights at Freddy's playthrough]] (sixth night)playthrough]], on the sixth night:



* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Markiplier has one of these after he rages on an ''Amnesia'' custom story.
** Also done in Octodad, together with a background collage of increasingly disturbing kitten videos.
* [[WhatTheHellPlayer What The Hell, Viewer?]]: What we are greeted with when watching the video where he plays ''Penis Cloner''.
** You clicked [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSCg1GcZFns This]] Game.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Creepy mannequins/suits of armor are his archnemy, seeing as he encounters them a lot (starting with [[NightmareHouse Nightmare House 2]] and then again in the ''VideoGame/{{Amnesia|TheDarkDescent}}'' custom stories).
** After a particularly hair-raising puzzle involving false books and stalking mannequins in ''Kraven Manor'', one of them is crushed in a bookcase trap, prompting Mark to [[EvilLaugh cackle maniacally]].utom
** Not too fond of creepy things pertaining to Children or Babies, calling them "Diabolical" , obviously referencing the use of creepy Children in horror.

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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Markiplier has one of these after he rages on an ''Amnesia'' custom story.
**
story. Also done in Octodad, together with a background collage of increasingly disturbing kitten videos.
* [[WhatTheHellPlayer What The Hell, Viewer?]]: What we are greeted with when watching the video where he plays ''Penis Cloner''.
** You clicked [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSCg1GcZFns This]] Game.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Creepy mannequins/suits of armor are his archnemy, seeing as he encounters them a lot (starting with [[NightmareHouse Nightmare House 2]] and then again in the ''VideoGame/{{Amnesia|TheDarkDescent}}'' custom stories). \n** After a particularly hair-raising puzzle involving false books and stalking mannequins in ''Kraven Manor'', one of them is crushed in a bookcase trap, prompting Mark to [[EvilLaugh cackle maniacally]].utom
maniacally]].
** Not He’s also not too fond of creepy things pertaining to Children children or Babies, calling babies in horror, referring to them "Diabolical" , obviously referencing the use of creepy Children in horror.as "diabolical".



** In a few videos he has alluded to being afraid of the ocean, particularly the idea that something could be lurking in the water to harm him, and sometimes informs his fans that if he ever gets stuck in the ocean, they are to come and save him. During his ''{{VideoGame/Depth}}'' LP he admits that while he hates the ocean, he finds [[ThreateningShark sharks]] in particular truly terrifying.
** "F*** the ocean" is a common refrain while playing both ''Subnautica'' and ''Raft''. It was even the name for a ship in the former. And the latter features a shark enemy.
** His fear of mannequins is actually so well-known that even other Youtubers have mentioned him when playing a game that would feed his fear of dolls, such as Jacksepticeye and less known players.
--> '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61PsECyAdc GirlGamerGaB]]:''' (finds shrine filled with child-like dolls) ''What? Is that a doll? Oh no... Markiplier should play this!''
* WindmillCrusader: In Random Encounters' FNAF musical, Mark was a security guard who was convinced that the animatronics wanted to kill him, when in reality they just wanted to play. In the second episode, Mark decided to bring a stockpile of guns with him on the job, terrifying the animatronics and [[spoiler:causing Mark to accidentally kill the janitor]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Discussed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IzkH6ggOHQ&list=PLER_tGgYixxkWyWf5cckVUsf48YWPou2Q&index=5 here]], he would hit a girl in self defense but also believes that violence is wrong.

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** In a few videos he Hd has alluded to being afraid of the ocean, particularly the idea that something could be lurking in the water to harm him, and sometimes informs his fans that if he ever gets stuck in the ocean, they are to come and save him. During his ''{{VideoGame/Depth}}'' LP LP, he admits that while he hates the ocean, he finds [[ThreateningShark sharks]] in particular truly terrifying.
** "F***
terrifying. Hence “F*** the ocean" is a common refrain for him while playing both ''Subnautica'' and ''Raft''. It was even the ''Raft'', which is a name for a ship in the former. And former and the latter features a shark enemy.
** His fear of mannequins is actually so well-known that even other Youtubers have mentioned him when playing a game that would feed his fear of dolls, such as Jacksepticeye and less known players.
--> '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61PsECyAdc GirlGamerGaB]]:''' (finds shrine filled with child-like dolls) ''What? Is that a doll? Oh no... Markiplier should play this!''
* WindmillCrusader: In Random Encounters' FNAF musical, Mark was a security guard who was convinced that the animatronics wanted to kill him, when in reality they just wanted to play. In the second episode, Mark decided to bring a stockpile of guns with him on the job, terrifying the animatronics and [[spoiler:causing Mark to accidentally kill the janitor]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Discussed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IzkH6ggOHQ&list=PLER_tGgYixxkWyWf5cckVUsf48YWPou2Q&index=5 com/watch?v=4IzkH6ggOHQ here]], he would hit a girl in self defense but also believes that violence is wrong.



* {{Yandere}}:
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MxQiDG6aCg Best Friends Forever]], Markiplier acts pretty much ''exactly'' like this to Ken. It is... surprisingly terrifying, even when PlayedForLaughs...

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* {{Yandere}}:
**
{{Yandere}}: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MxQiDG6aCg Best Friends Forever]], Markiplier acts pretty much ''exactly'' like this to Ken. It is... surprisingly terrifying, even when PlayedForLaughs...



** And then he plays ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He gets into character quickly. Cue [[{{Shipping}} Jackseptiplier]].

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** And then he plays ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He where he gets into character quickly. Cue [[{{Shipping}} Jackseptiplier]].He sings about his obsession with Senpai while attempting each of the murder methods.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkl5tSOARr0 In his fifth]] ([[RageQuit and supposedly final]]) episode of ''Vanish'', he finally reaches what appears to be the end of the game and begins to unlock the exit door. Then a monster sneaks behind him and kills him. Cue ''several'' [[BigNo Big "NO!"s]].
*** His eighth Vanish video had him get the keys twice, but he was unable to find the door and escape.
*** Fortunately for him, though, his ninth video shows him ''finally'' beating the game. He thought that he wouldn't, but he managed to see the end.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkl5tSOARr0 In his fifth]] ([[RageQuit and supposedly final]]) episode of ''Vanish'', he finally reaches what appears to be the end of the game and begins to unlock the exit door. Then a monster sneaks behind him and kills him. Cue ''several'' [[BigNo Big "NO!"s]].
***
"NO!"s]]. His eighth Vanish video had him get the keys twice, but he was unable to find the door and escape.
*** Fortunately for him, though, his ninth video shows him ''finally'' beating the game. He thought that he wouldn't, but he managed to see the end.
escape.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Mark has dyed his hair pink during September of 2015. It was later dyed Blue, Purple, and finally Red, before Mark dyed it black again at the start of 2017.
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