Awesome / Markiplier

  • Anytime he manages to figure out a solution to a puzzle by himself. Especially if it involves Moon Logic.
  • "I went a little crazy..."
    *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 6 AM
    • 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 17 minutes and 55 seconds 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'RE YOU 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.
  • His appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and had a blast with the show alongside Misses Mae. Which is pretty much related to the above.
  • He manages to save the entire cast of Until Dawn. To top that off, he manages to save Emily and Matt's relationship, which is hard to do while also keeping Matt alive.
    • He also pretty quickly calls Josh being the culprit behind the (first set of) freaky events at the Lodge, correctly guessing he set up the Ouija board scene to freak out Chris and Ashley and then get away from the group.
    • He also replayed the ENTIRE GAME to the point that he was able to save ALL of the characters. As in, after he accidently killed Ashley he replayed through the entire game from the start, as in he had to go through all the events up until that point, all super serious, because he wanted to save Ashley and, in turn, saved everyone. Except for the Washington kids, since they're doomed by the plot.
  • In his Let's Play of the custom story Amnesia: The Four Horsemen, he manages to craft the potion to get past the poison gas while a monster is at the opposite end of the table. It really takes guts to do that on top of the player character's dwindling sanity, which eventually got depleted. He manages to escape alive and retreive Tiny Box Tim. For all of twelve seconds. And even when he did die, he managed to then find Tim again.
  • After his returning from his 2-week hiatus after the death of his close friend Daniel of Cyndago, Mark announced that he made a fundraiser in Daniel's memory for his family. As of this writing, said fundraiser has reached its $50,000 goal after 3 days with almost 3,000 donations.
  • Mark interviews Jack Black while him and his son Sam play Five Nights at Freddy's 4. What's more, Sam beats the first night on his first try, which even Mark admits he couldn't do.
  • Prop Hunt example: In the I LOVE YAMIMASH episode, he screws up by accidentally turning into a table, and ends up trashing the room trying to find something else to turn into. He finally settles as a chair and runs to the side of the door like he usually does. He does not move for the rest of the episode. Yamimash and Minx never find him. One of them even stands on Mark at some point!
  • Mark's latest charity was for depression and bipolar disorder. Now, this is ordinarily awesome enough, but guess who made the highest donation (of 30,500). You guessed it - Scott Cawthon.
  • SOMA; Mark not only realizes the Brain Uploading plot point long before The Reveal, but also that the robot minds are copies rather than straight transfers almost immediately after the initial diving sequence. Perceptive, isn't he?
  • Mark finally makes an appearance in YouTube Rewind 2015 (and for a Five Nights at Freddy's segment, too!)
  • Mark discovers an exploit and the end of "Mario Maker #8" that allows him to chip away at Bowser from a safe distance and win the level. Who cares if its cheap? It's a level designed by Ross of all people. Mark turned the tables and won the day!
  • The hilariously awesome dodge he does at his 5 versus 1 arrow challenge with a group of friends. Did not get hit once.
  • A meta example: on January 12, 2016, his channel was suddenly hijacked by an anonymous hacker group. Fans were quick to freak out, as a very similar incident had occurred on Vinesauce Joel's channel just two months prior, and had dragged on for six turbulent days. However, that only happened to Joel because the incident started on a Saturday, and Google employees don't work on the weekends. Markiplier's channel was taken over on a Tuesday. In only five hours' time, Google was able to purge the hacker group from Mark's channel and return it to him safe and sound.
  • Mark and Pewdiepie team up in Felix's new series at YouTube Red. Two of the most popular horror let's players finally experiencing a real life horror genre for the fans.
  • Here's a CMOA for Bob: In the Drunk Minecraft episode "THE TOWERS OF IRON", he wins the game via stealing a large amount of unused iron blocks and placing them in a chest in a lake, and then using them within the last 20 seconds. Talk about a serious Genius Bruiser.
  • Ever wanna see how good Mark is with a Nerf gun? Here you go.
  • ANY time Mark does an impression of his character - Yandere Simulator and Off come to mind.
  • The four boys are awesome manipulators when they all work together.
  • After he beats the Foxy level in The Joy of Creation: Reborn, he turns to face the animatronic and flips him off as he moves in for the jumpscare.
  • Leading his team to victory in Warcraft IRL by stealing the Horde flag without them noticing. The opposing team had to be informed they'd lost, they never knew.
  • Mark inexplicably doing an amazing trick in Skate 3 while barely paying attention, barely knowing how to play, and flexing his character's biceps the whole time.
  • He gets all but 7 of the endings in Please Don't Touch Anything all on his own.
    • In particular, translating the Morse code ending when he, by his own admission, hasn't thought about Morse code in years. He's absolutely jubilant when he sees that he got it right.

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