Awesome: Markiplier

  • Anytime he manages to figure out a solution to a puzzle by himself. Especially if it involves Moon Logic.
  • His second try at beating Dead Space 2's final level has him loading his inventory with medikits, stasis recharges and Pulse Rifle ammo. Lots of ammo. All while laughing like a maniac. He owns.
    *while blowing the legs off of the Ubermorph* You silly goose!
  • His Pre-Asskicking One Liner in the finale of his The Last of Us playthrough:
    "You die first."
  • This counts as this and also Crowning Moment of Heartwarming but during his livestream of SCP-087-B, he decided to go down to at least floor 50 before ending when requested by a substantial donor, which he not only does during his next attempt but also manages to reach the end.
  • Mark's attempt at Probably Archery, a game that is the bastard child of QWOP and Surgeon Simulator 2013. Which he does very good at.
  • How about the very beginning and end of this? first he managed to kill the traitor at the very second that the match starts and then at the end, he kills himself to frame one of the players who actually turned out to be the traitor!
  • His second Nether video has Mark stumble upon two seemingly friendly players and he helps them kill some monsters. Shortly afterwards, he is betrayed and attacked by one of the other players and has to flee. Immediately after loudly lamenting his lack of a gun, he stumbles across an assault rifle with a full mag and returns to hunt down his attackers. Made even funnier by the original attacker rushing Mark only to realize he is now significantly outmatched, and his friend trying to make a speedy exit before being gunned down.
    *Going into a nearby building* "Oh, if I find a gun in this house, you're going to get it! RIGHT UP THE ASS! I'm going to pay you back!" *Turns around and finds a Mag DR-15* Ohohaha! "Did they ever make a mistake to mess with me!"
  • After so many times, being so close and failing... Mark finally beats Vanish.
  • He finally makes it to the fifth night in Five Nights at Freddy's but runs out of power before he hits six A.M. The lights go off and Freddy comes out and finishes his song that gives the player extra time. The screen cuts to black and then, in the split-second before he would have died, Markiplier makes it to six A.M.
    • He also managed to clear the game on 4/20 mode (i.e., a custom game with all four AIs set to their hardest difficulty, which even Scott Cawthon, the developer himself, could not beat). It took him seven hours.
      • It should be noted that FNaF's Crowning Moment of Awesome page has a section devoted to listing the few Let's Players that have beat 4/20 mode, and Markiplier, being one of the first, is right near the top of the list. And he has always been among the first to clear the ultra-hard mode of each game in the series. When Mark yelled out that he is "the King Of Five Nights at Freddy's!", he was not far from the truth.
    • Mark's so worn out from his seven hour grind trying to survive the last night, he actually has Tears of Joy when he finally beats the 4/20 mode!
    • His winning attempt was to be his last attempt as stated at the end of his failure compilation. Thankfully for all of us, it ended in victory.
    • Part 1 for Five Nights at Freddy's surged to the top of his videos as the most viewed of all time in a matter of a month. Maybe because Mark has some exemplary reactions to all the Jump Scare moments and he loudly billed it the "SCARIEST GAME IN YEARS".
  • In Mark first's playthrough of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth he picked up a green, floating brain that followed him around and would explode after coming into contact with an enemy. He also picked up Dead Cat, which gave him nine lives but also lowered his health to one heart. He not only reached Mom, but he defeated her on his last life despite the difficulties of his own combat mechanics.
    • To help clarify, the brain item, called Bob's Brain, is considered Difficult but Awesome by the community, extra emphasis on difficult, with the Dead Cat, meaning the slightest error in judgement or a bad stroke of luck can kill you.
  • Similar to how he beat 4/20 mode on the first game, Markiplier beat 10/20 mode on Five Nights at Freddy's 2 after NINE hours of trying and is one of the first 10 people to have done so. His video is here.
  • In GTA V, he tries ramping a dump truck over the Army base fence. Instead of a clean jump, he ends up hooking the bed of the truck on the fence, balancing for a few seconds, then tipping over into the base, landing on all four wheels.
  • His video "Pursuit of Happiness", made for when he reached six million subscribers, has Mark mention that he was invited to the White House, along with other YouTubers. It was said that YouTubers were the "voice of a new generation," and that they could influence a lot of people. Mark rejects this idea, saying that he doesn't influence his community, but rather, he's simply the catalyst for creating a community of awesome people that all influence each other. Instead, he empowers his community to influence a lot of people, saying that there's nothing they can't do.
  • He beat Nightmare Mode of Five Nights at Freddy's 3 after just twenty minutes of trying. He then went back through the game a second time, fulfilling all of the conditions to unlock the Golden Ending, meaning he's cleared all three Freddy's games with 100% Completion.
    • His triumphant threat towards Purple Guy when he figures out the point of the post-Night 5 minigame, namely scaring the killer into Spring Bonnie so the aging suit will butcher him.
    "Oh! Oooooh! Does it mean I have to force you into that suit, you bitch?! You get in that... goddamn suit! I will make you! I will goddamn make you get in that goddamn suit."
    • Still not satisfied, he goes up and beyond the call and plays Aggressive Nightmare Mode. And wins! The kicker? He's in a very tight schedule when he pulls this off!
      • Scott even added a fourth star to the title screen for completing the mode after learning of Mark's victory.
  • While playing Five Nights at Fuckboy's, Markiplier gives out one advice: Never give up.
  • Who knew slow motion could make the most mundane and nonsensical tasks look extremely badass?
  • The ending to his playthrough of One Night At Flumpty's. It's five AM, is power is almost out, Grunkfiss the Clown is coming through the wall to get to him...and the power runs out, leaving him face-to-face with said clown. Mark takes a defiant stand, putting up his Double Bird Defense and the clock rolls over to six right as he asks for it.
    *puts both fingers up* "How 'bout you take some of these back to the pit of hell that you crawled out of! Bring it on with six am motherfucker! YEAH!!
  • The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny in Guns Of Icarus Online with his teammates Bob, Wade, JackSepticEye in one ship, and Game Grumps, and Mangaminx in another ship. In the first round, while they did lose, Bob skillfully maneuvers the ship to the point the four are surprised that they didn't die in the first round.
  • Superfight panel with 5 other Polaris Let's Players. The final round has him picking up As Himself with God-Mode Sue powers and is level 50. All of his opponents concede.
  • His appearances in "Five Nights at Freddy's The Musical" on Youtube have to be seen to be believed.
  • He beat night 4 of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 without dying, after dying a few times every night up to that point.
    • Ladies and gentlemen, our FNAF king has finally secured his crown one last time by beating the 4/20 mode in Five Nights at Freddy's 4. In 2 hours. And admitting that it was the hardest 4/20 mode he'd ever done.
    • The thumbnail for the first episode of Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is a spot on allusion to the first episode of Five Nights at Freddy's, the first FNAF video he's ever done.
  • In Rocket League, there is the shot that Mark states is the best shot ever made in Rocket League.
    • To explain what happened, here is the order of events. Wade made it first to ball with boost, but drove right past it to the other side of the court. Mark meanwhile didn't have enough boost to get to the ball before the opposition, when he suddenly goes flying forward in the air. He slams directly into the ball, sending it straight over the heads of the confused opponents and into the goal, while Mark and Wade are dumbfounded on what happened. Upon watching the replay, it shows that the randomized third teammate had boosted into Mark, sending him flying at lightning speed into the ball, in an amazing show of spur-of-the-moment teamwork.
  • While small, but in his Let's Play of Poly Bridge, Mark still shows some knowledge he got from Engineering, probably showing he still has some love for it despite dropping his major out of college.
  • "WHO THE HELL YOU'RE CALLING GIRLY, BOY?!"
  • His speech at the end of the Markiplier and Friends panel at PAX 2015, where he shows that he's putting his foot firmly back into his fan community again, is truly something to behold. This especially hits hard since, at that time, the Tumblr side of the fan community was ablaze with drama for the past few months.