History WebVideo / CaptainDisillusion

10th May '17 5:18:21 PM GrammarNavi
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** "Time Travel DEBUNK" takes place in the same timeline from BackToTheFuturePartII, where Captain has his own campus, a subscription based channel, and MaxHeadroom style stuttering in his videos. When the DeLorean leaves at the video's end (right after Captain claims [[TemptingFate Time Travel into the past is impossible]]) everything vanishes, and a stunned Captain finds himself sitting in his usual corner.

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** "Time Travel DEBUNK" takes place in the same timeline from BackToTheFuturePartII, Film/BackToTheFuturePartII, where Captain has his own campus, a subscription based channel, and MaxHeadroom style stuttering in his videos. When the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] leaves at the video's end (right after Captain claims [[TemptingFate Time Travel into the past is impossible]]) everything vanishes, and a stunned Captain finds himself sitting in his usual corner.
6th May '17 10:30:26 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* AlternateTimeline: In "The Mandaellah Effekt", we're shown an alternate timeline where Holly is the skeptical superhero [[spoiler:and Captain D is the malevolent deity]]. The two timelines are able to interact and hold conversations.

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In "The Mandaellah Effekt", we're shown an alternate timeline where Holly is the skeptical superhero [[spoiler:and Captain D is the malevolent deity]]. The two timelines are able to interact and hold conversations.



* AmusingInjuries: The Captain frequently falls victim to these, mostly during his exit gags. A common image is the Captain taking off in flight, only to crash back to the ground, unconcious.

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* AmusingInjuries: The Captain frequently falls victim to these, mostly during his exit gags. A common image is the Captain taking off in flight, only to crash back to the ground, unconcious.unconscious.



* FanDisservice: Holly taking on human form in a cute dress looks like fanservice until you notice the gigantic scar that wraps around her neck, making her almost look like she's been hanged.

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* FanDisservice: FanDisservice:
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Holly taking on human form in a cute dress looks like fanservice until you notice the gigantic scar that wraps around her neck, making her almost look like she's been hanged.



* TakeThatAudience: Done a lot in ''Ghost Caught by Dog Debunk'', where the Captain feels people were way too easily tricked by something really simple.

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Done a lot in ''Ghost Caught by Dog Debunk'', where the Captain feels people were way too easily tricked by something really simple.
6th May '17 9:36:50 PM NightErrant
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* AlternateTimeline: In "The Mandaellah Effekt", we're shown an alternate timeline where Holly is the skeptical superhero [[spoiler:and Captain D is the malevolent deity]]. The two timelines are able to interact and hold conversations.
** "Time Travel DEBUNK" takes place in the same timeline from BackToTheFuturePartII, where Captain has his own campus, a subscription based channel, and MaxHeadroom style stuttering in his videos. When the DeLorean leaves at the video's end (right after Captain claims [[TemptingFate Time Travel into the past is impossible]]) everything vanishes, and a stunned Captain finds himself sitting in his usual corner.
* AmusingInjuries: The Captain frequently falls victim to these, mostly during his exit gags. A common image is the Captain taking off in flight, only to crash back to the ground, unconcious.


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** The ending of "Mystery Boob Revealed" is an attempt at SubliminalSeduction, with the aim at replacing every hint of cleavage the viewer sees with [[spoiler:the Captain's flabby, hairy chest]].


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* MeanBoss: Captain D to his [[TalkingToHimself intern Alan]] during "Heroic Feats of Youtube Debunkery". In addition to making Alan give a talk that Captain D was scheduled for (and berating him over Skype when he acts reluctant), Captain D also makes Alan's family and girlfriend film the episodes because "he loves exploiting free labor". Alan is also so intensely involved in the creation of every episode, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall sometimes he feels like 'he' is Captain Disillusion]].


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** More explicitly in "Free Energy Devices", a crossover with BeakmansWorld.


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* Stylistic Suck: In "Heroic Feats of Youtube Debunkery", Alan performs a "typical skeptic's presentation". It's a PowerPoint Presentation filled with unreadable text, a "free trial" watermark in the corner, clipart stolen from Google Images, and clips played in tiny (mute) video players. Alan even has to dig through a (fake) desktop screen to find it, and hyperventilates through nearly the entire performance. The entire point of the talk is to walk the audience through the process of turning that presentation into an episode of Captain Disillusion.


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** In "UFO Over India", the man playing the UFO Hoaxer is a drunken man who was kicked out of his girlfriend's house, blows all his money in Atlantic City, and then gets arrested for [[ADateWithRosiePalms public indecency]] after watching his view count hit a million.
** "The Undebunkable" is meant to be a serious episode, but a lot of the Captain;s [[spoiler:actually Zeitgeist's]] "debunkings" are made on exaggerated, flimsy evidence like "not knowing how things work and refusing to look it up".
** "Skiing Ostritches DEBUNK" is a massive TakeThat toward PewDiePie; particularly his reaction to the new Youtube Algorhithim.


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** The Captain relies on a lot of self-depreciating humor, especially regarding his subscription numbers.
2nd Feb '17 7:29:13 AM Baconator96
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** In the ''Disneyland Ghost Debunk'' video, many fans were quick to point out that Mickey Mouse appeared to have visible breasts. Captain D responded by uploading a video in which the women of the series were presented as possible candidates for the actress in the costume...[[spoiler:only for it to be revealed that it was the "deceptively flabby" Captain D himself, followed by footage of him shirtless and rubbing his nipples.]]
7th Nov '16 7:55:11 PM nicksplosivez
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* ADogNamedDog: Mr Flare, the flare.

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* ADogNamedDog: Mr Flare, the lens flare.
4th Oct '16 2:36:48 PM harryhenry
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* [[spoiler:AnthropomorphicPersonification: Zeitgeist.]]

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* [[spoiler:AnthropomorphicPersonification: Zeitgeist.AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[spoiler:Zeitgeist.]]
3rd Oct '16 12:29:20 AM harryhenry
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Although appearing to be human it's never really clear what Captain D is.
** The same can be said for Holly.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: AmbiguouslyHuman:
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Although appearing to be human it's never really clear what Captain D is.
** The same can Holly, who might be said for Holly.some kinda eternal being.



* LittleMissAlmighty: Holly.

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* %%* LittleMissAlmighty: Holly.



* [[spoiler:MindHive: Zeitgeist, who personifies the spirit of the time formed by the ideals and beliefs of society.]]

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* [[spoiler:MindHive: Zeitgeist, MindHive: [[spoiler:Zeitgeist, who personifies the spirit of the time formed by the ideals and beliefs of society.]]



* ShoutOut: The ''UFO Over India'' debunk switches midway through the episode to become a parody of ''Series/HowItsMade'', with a comically UnreliableNarrator detailing the tricks the video uses.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The ''UFO Over India'' debunk switches midway through the episode to become a parody of ''Series/HowItsMade'', with a comically UnreliableNarrator detailing the tricks the video uses.
3rd Oct '16 12:27:02 AM harryhenry
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Captain Disillusion is a web video series created by Latvian-born independent film maker Alan Melikdjanian. The series was started on September 18, 2007 and is still going on today.

The titular Captain D is a skeptic from the future who uses his superior critical thinking powers and intimate knowledge of digital editing and effects to debunk viral hoax videos on the internet. These videos include but are not limited to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE1OmvERQek ghosts]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ-CiG7seUU aliens]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8sGTh7ZpoY impossible stunts]], and much more. But Captain D isn't alone he has to put up with an annoying living LensFlare named Mr. Flare and, more occasionally, a giant floating head goddess named Holly.

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Captain Disillusion is a web video series created by Latvian-born independent film maker filmmaker Alan Melikdjanian. The series was started on September 18, 2007 2007, and is still going on today.

The titular Captain D is a skeptic from the future who uses his superior critical thinking powers and intimate knowledge of digital editing and effects to debunk viral hoax videos on the internet. These videos include but are not limited to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE1OmvERQek ghosts]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ-CiG7seUU aliens]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8sGTh7ZpoY impossible stunts]], and much more. But Captain D isn't alone he has to put up with an annoying living LensFlare named Mr. Mr Flare and, more occasionally, a giant floating head goddess named Holly.



* ADogNamedDog: Mr. Flare, the flare.

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* ADogNamedDog: Mr. Mr Flare, the flare.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite the wide range of strange and impossible things Captain D deals with in the videos, including but not limited to giant floating heads, cartoon characters visiting him, and sentient lens flares, he remains incredibly skeptical of supernatural claims.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite the wide range of strange and impossible things Captain D deals with in within the videos, including but not limited to giant floating heads, cartoon characters visiting him, and sentient lens flares, he remains incredibly skeptical of supernatural claims.



* LongList: When Captain D talks about the Fresno Nightcrawler.
-->'''Captain Disillusion''': All I have to do is figure out what's happening in an image originally recorded by an off-the-shelf security camera onto a VHS tape, then filmed off a TV screen with a handheld consumer camcorder, dumped by a TV station, edited into a news show from which it was DVR'd by another person, digitized into a video file, played from a laptop on a projector at a conference where it was filmed from the screen, compressed and then uploaded to YouTube.



* TakeThatMe: When Mr. Flare almost takes over the show, he claims one of the changes he'll make is they'll stop using "debunk" as a noun.

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* TakeThatMe: When Mr. Mr Flare almost takes over the show, he claims one of the changes he'll make is they'll stop using "debunk" as a noun.
9th Sep '16 1:33:49 AM tigerstar
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* ShoutOut: The ''UFO Over India'' debunk switches midway through the episode to become a parody of Series/HowItsMade, with a comically UnreliableNarrator detailing the tricks the video uses.

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* ShoutOut: The ''UFO Over India'' debunk switches midway through the episode to become a parody of Series/HowItsMade, ''Series/HowItsMade'', with a comically UnreliableNarrator detailing the tricks the video uses.uses.
** A large portion of "Pantry Ghost Debunk" parodies the movie ''{{Film/Contact}}''.
29th Aug '16 8:25:51 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Despite its sparse upload schedule, it has been on [=YouTube=] for close to 10 years and counting as of July 2016.
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