The entirety of Thank You, A new year and 50000 Subscriber Special, where Mark shows just how much he's happy about what he does, and how happy he is to have his audience, and how thankful he is for all of them to help him get where he is now.
All of his "thank you" videos are very heartfelt, particularly his 1000th video special. In "Draw My Life," Mark really goes in-depth into his pre-YouTube home life and his motivation for making videos.
His video when he reached one million subscribers is very low-key, showing a montage of some of his best moments while he talks in a very low tone about how much the channel and his fans mean to him.
In the final minutes of Presentable Liberty, Mark practically begs Sal to break the generator and survive, and becomes despondent upon hearing of his death.
During his Dead Space 3 walkthrough, while entering a bunker, Mark encounters Buckell who, moments later, dies from hypothermia. Mark then says that he had liked the character and is quite sad that he had to die. Whilst he isn't really devastated, it's nice to know that Mark shows that he has some respect for Buckell; especially when Mark exits the bunker, he states that he will not try to stomp on Buckell's body, even though he greatly distrusts dead (or supposedly dead) bodies.
It's the same reaction with Hammond's body during Dead Space.
The end of this video is the most heartwarming yet. 38:40 mark is where your heart will start melting.
The entirety of Mark's "Farewell Charity Livestream" promotional video, put out three weeks in advance as a send off to his time spent in Ohio before moving to LA. He spends the entire video gushing about how much he loves his work and thanking the fans for supporting him since the channel's inception, and for donating to the cause of each livestream. You can just hear how much this means to him in his voice as he talks about how much he appreciates the support of his fans, and it tugs on your heartstrings to hear that, especially how much time he puts forth towards each and every video he makes. Even though he says he "feels like an old man in a younger man's body," his enthusiasm for what he does is just palpable, and it really speaks to him as a person, as well as an entertainer and gamer.
The entirety of the livestream itself also counts. While it's ludicrously long, it's very nice to see just how close Mark, Wade, and Bob's friendship is, and how much fun they're havingnote (read: lots) while playing games for charity.
The last part of his playthrough of Outlast: Whistleblower is simply full of Mark having multiple fanboy moments over the various nods to continuity. The way he gushes is pretty nice to see.
In Off, when he encounters the Critic Burnt and realizes that it's only calling out for help and is completely defenseless, he attempts to delay the battle for as long as possible before being forced to kill him.
When Mark discovers he has to fight Hugo, who's only a toddler, his first reaction is to spam the Flee option. You can even hear him furiously pressing his space bar. It takes him a while to finally start attacking and when he does he uses his most powerful attacks, trying to end the battle as soon as possible.
During Happy Wheels Highlights #65, someone posted their own thoughts on Mark's previous video 'An Important Message', stating how much they love him and thank him for everything he's done for them. A bigger heartwarming aspect is that it was done by Happy Wheels user Caspie 1405, whose levels has appeared frequently in Mark's Happy Wheels videos. Counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome too being this was done on Happy Wheels.
It's definitely saddening to hear that Mark had been in an abusive relationship... and yet he refuses to buy into the rhetoric that "equality means both genders can hit each other", and stating that no one, regardless of gender, should ever have to be hit by their partner.
While saddening, it was pretty heartwarming to hear Mark mention his father, stating he would have loved to ask him how proud he would be for what he's done. Remember: Mark never mentions his father for the obvious reason.
His vlog simply entitled Out with the Old. It comes off as a saddening video about Mark summarizing his entire year and stating how amazing it was for his two milestones (hitting four million and then later on hitting five million subscribers), but ends with him stating how he's hoping for a new year, even stating he will put out two videos a day for his fans in order to not be so far behind from them.
What makes it so sweet is Mark insisting in the end that he's okay and that it isn't a sad video, but moving into a new journey. Seeing him throw his arms up at the end before the fade out makes it better.
There's something sweet about Mark being offended by the portrayal of him in the fan made game New Home. In the game Mark is portrayed as someone whose fame got to him and he comments multiple times that he is nothing like this.
It gets better. It turns out that the reason Markiplier (in the game) was acting so odd was that he was actually an unknown entity who had taken Mark's body. The white figure persuing "Mark" in the game is actually Markiplier, trying to recover his body from his imposter's control.
His reaction to the 6 million fan music video done by his fans is a real tearjerker, and very heartwarming. Mark cries tears of happiness, talking about how all this means so much to him, how he appreciates and loves every one of his fans for their continuing support, and even brings up his late father while mentioning his trip to the White House. Despite tears, Mark is really grateful for his community, and how much they support and inspire him to be a better person.
It's oddly cute to see how he feels about the original four animatronics that he spent so many hours with, he's upset and shocked when Purple Guy rushes out during the between-level minigames to dismantle them. While playing as Bonnie he yells "Oh God! Run away!" when he encountered the ERR message and realized Bonnie was about to befall the same fate as Freddy, while playing as Chica he begs in a deadpan but slightly frustrated voice "Chica no! Why do I care? Why do I care?Why do I care what happens to Chica?" and during Foxy's minigame he starts by giving Foxy a wimp voice and talking about going to visit his friends but when Purple Guy dismantles him Mark yells "You killed Foxy too?!" in a dismayed voice.
On March 21, 2015, Mark posted on Facebook that he'd been admitted to the hospital (nothing life-threatening) and insisted that he'd be back to making videos in no time, apologizing for possible delays. The comments were filled with nothing but messages telling him "Don't worry about the videos; we just want you to get better!"
The next day he announced that he would be heading into surgery. #GetBetterMark promptly became a trending topic on Twitter.
In spite of being in the hospital for surgery, he still manages to make two videos to assure everyone that he's okay. It's hard to hear him speak slowly in a dry, gravelly rasp as opposed to his usual energetic demeanor, but it quickly turns back around when his mother, lovingly nicknamed Momiplier, surprises him with homemade soup. The fan response to Mark smiling again and his mom's obvious care for him while he's out of action is heartfelt relief.
In his video of him playing Good Husband, the game makes him pick up a gun to shoot the wife to death. Needless to say, even though the wife is a total Asshole Victim (she even says "fuck you" to the main character as he points the gun at her), Markiplier does not want to do it. At all. He keeps trying to not do it. He tries to leave the room and find ways to avoid doing it. The only reason he goes through with it is because the game gives him no other choice. Even though he finds the whole thing funny in a dark way, he makes sure to say at the end of the video to just be nice to people and give a kind word to your family.
Surprisingly enough, his playthrough of Five Nights at Fuckboy's. Specifically, part 4.
Mark: I have the best time of my life just entertaining you guys, because that's what I love to do! It is so fun! Every part of it. I wouldn't- I wouldn't trade it for a single thing in the world, I would not. Thank you guys, that's why I say thank you. It's hard to describe what you guys have allowed me to do with my life. The fact that from the start of what I was doing to now I'm able to just have the best time of anything I've ever done in my life. I'm just able to have the best time every single day. And I might gripe and groan about certain games and whatnot, but that doesn't mean I'm ever, ever, ungrateful for the opportunities I've been given.
Mark having to re-watch the 6 million subscriber video just to calm himself is pretty heartwarming too, even if it only causes Mark to break down even more.
"Everything is going to be alright."
The end of this video (at Indy Pop Con) calls back to the Goofy Goober song, including Bob not joining in and walking away at the end. What makes this heartwarming? At the line 'We're all goofy goobers', Mark literally drags in Jack in the way only friends can, getting him to join in with the group. Jack even joins in in the last line and action!
Markiplier dedicated an entire video to helping a longtime friend of his get a better job in his field, just promoting his friend and his skills.
Seeing Markiplier just geeking out over something is just adorable to watch. Even if he didn't become an engineer the passion that he has is just cool.
In Markiplier Reacts to Teens React to Markiplier, he goes into the video expecting the teens to hate him. The reality turns out to be the exact opposite; everyone, whether they had already been subscribed or hadn't heard of him until now, loved him and his videos, with members of the latter category saying they're going to subscribe to him later. Mark is understandably overjoyed.
He's particularly touched by Daniel's story about how his (Marks) videos helped keep Daniels' spirits up during a rather depressing series of events, and Mark even says that he needs to get in contact with Daniel afterwards.
And he doesn't just save Ashley in the new run. He saveseveryone, and manages to preserve Matt and Emily's relationship as well. Bravo, sir.
Fanbase example: After the announcement of Mark's hiatus after Daniel's passing, the fans came out in support. Quite a few have intentionally made sure to watch his old videos, or even just having a playlist on mute in another tab, just to make sure he still gets an income as he takes time to grieve.
"So this was made by Nichole quite a while ago but I decided to upload it for a few reasons which are important. First is that I just really like it. The Forest series with Mark was so much fun and this perfectly displays how much fun it actually was.
Second reason is because Mark is gonna be away for a while and for a very very good reason. I am very happy that he IS taking that time off but sadly youtube algorithms don't care about the reasoning behind that and it's all automation and numbers. Therefore the time away will could hurt his channel slightly due to the consistent uploads being broken so I wanted to remind people that Mark is still here in a way. He WILL be back and until then it's up to us to keep his channel moving and grooving so youtube doesn't punish him too much for taking time off. If this video can help keep him in the spotlight a bit more or drive new people going to his channel then I am happy :)
I'm not doing this to suck up to a youtuber bigger than me either, I'm doing this to help out a friend during a very hard time the way I think he would return the favour for someone else. He'd say he doesn't care about that but I still don't want to see his channel suffer."
His latest Facebook post after returning to LA following Daniel's death, "I think everything is going to be okay"
Even before hand, he said he was going to do a livestream to raise money for Daniel's family and in his memory.
Markiplier returns indeed, even more when he's shown that he's healing from Daniel's passing and praising him as his friend. Get some tissues.
In that video, he said that he set up a fundraiser for Daniel's family. As of this writing, that fundraiser reached its $50,000 goal in 3 days.
In the opening for his first Undertale video he mentions that while he had been advised to play the game in a Pacifistic way he would have done so anyway, and is upset when he accidentally destroys the Dummy (luckily that doesn't count against him). He's also very kind to the monsters he meets—he compliments Froggit, happily flirts with Moldsmal, and determinedly tries to cheer up Whimsun.
When he meets Napstablook, he does his best to cheer them up and is upset when he realizes that all of Napstablook's attacks involve them crying.
Mark: Who would murder them? They're so cute!
While initially distrustful of Toriel, he starts to warm up to her as he realizes that she really is just a kind old lady and worries that something bad might happen to her. Of course, the worst thing that could happen to Toriel is Mark himself but luckily he refuses. He's also slightly horrified at the fact that while you can kill Toriel, unless you brazenly walk into her attacks she will not kill you.
Mark finally adopted a dog, and her name is Chica. It's positively adorable to see how much he already loves his puppy.
Also, the fact that his puppy was named Chica. Seems as though the series had a positive impact.
Chica had to get spayed, so Mark took a day off to make sure she recovers. While it's somewhat depressing to see Chica so high on painkillers, it's nice to see him take extra time to make sure she's fine.
In his Super Mario Maker let's plays, he tries very hard not to insult or berate Ross like the way the Game Grumps did, feeling that his levels are somewhat fun and doesn't want to hit that level of animosity that Arin and Dan had for him.
In his third Agar.io video, Mark uses one of his nicknames to name his cell, causing a lot of his fans that're playing to crowd around him and donate their mass so he can get bigger. Some of them even careen straight towards him and let his cell eat them entirely, sacrificing all their hard-earned progress for the cause. Mark is visibly surprised and touched by all the kindness.
You wouldn't expect this trope to happen in Drunk Minecraft but episode 9, PEN1S CANNON has Wade meeting his future wife Molly when he jokingly asks who wants to marry him as Mark does marry Bob in-game. The rest of the video has the both of them chatting.
Despite the Fandom Rivalry people have with these two, Pewdiepie and Mark immediately hug it out after Pewds slaps his face because Mark punishes himself for not having a video up while him, Felix, and Jack were at New York. This is of course followed with Jack's turn and both men are very hesitant to slap Mark.
Felix: Say something mean, come on, I can't just slap you.
Jack: I don't want to hit him too hard.
Also funny due to the insult he gives Jack.
Mark: Septiplier is dead, I'll never be your boyfriend.
His absolutely giddy joy at playing DOOM, since the original Doom was one of the first games he ever played.
Part this and part Tear Jerker, Markiplier tries out another fan-made quiz about himself, and while he has some hilarious fails, the ending of the quiz is unexpectedly sweet, with Mark even tearing up a little as he realizes how this quiz has been around for a while and it makes him happy to have these memories, and how those memories will still be there, even in the future. It really shows how sweet and humble he is, how happy he is for all his fans and what they do. It's sure to bring tears of happiness to all who see it through to the end!
At the end of his playthrough of That Dragon, Cancer he puts up pictures of his own father.
Mark finishing up Blank Dream and apologizing to his fans for not continuing the game after so long, even admitting how he misses the simplicity of playing games when he first started.
This may seem minor in the grand scheme of things, but the fact that everything that's on the plate in Chef Dog is safe for Chica to eat. It really shows how much Mark cares about his dog that even for the sake of comedy, he makes sure his pup is safe.
Also note that the closed captioning specifically notes that Chica would be enjoying her spaghetti without sauce: most commercial sauces are bad for dogs.
On a meta level, when Mark gets sick (such as in the case of late August 2016) and still tries to get videos out in spite of it... because, you know, that's Mark... the overwhelming response the fanbase has? "Get some rest, your health is more important."
The video "I Don't Deserve This" is a vlog where Markiplier talks about winning a "Celebrity of the Year" award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He recounts not having a speech prepared because he didn't think he'd win, as well as openly crying as he won it.
One of the videos Mark watches in "Try Not to Smile Challenge" advertises an organization called Hope For Paws that rescues homeless pets. Mark is so touched by the story of a dog named Clarabelle that he has to pause the video, get Chica, and hug her as he watches the rest of the video! At the end, the video asks viewers to donate $5 to Hope For Paws, prompting Mark to go to their website and donate $1000!
"Deer Man" shows footage of him and Tyler playing with random fans in the neighborhood after the gameplay. Hilarious and fuzzy, but Mark does try to reach out to his local fans and have fun with them.
Mark has been doing a lot more videos with local fans watching and participating, including an adorable little girl whom Mark recruits to shoot arrows at his friends.
At the end of his 6th livestream ofUndertale as Mark and Tyler discuss their theories of the game's lore and story, he gives a monologue about his praise for the game. However, he also gently admonishes the fandom, not begrudgingly as most people probably would and have done, but by laying out the flaws of how audiences reacted and how they hurt the game and the fandom's image. He throughout it, he doesn't raise his voice, or even sound remotely upset.
On Mark's "November Charity Livestream", around the seven hour time stamp, Mark has to get his armpits waxed, and the group volunteers Amy to rip the paper off. She vocally expresses her displeasure in hurting Mark and apologizes several times.
Mark took to Twitter to explain a vivid nightmare he had, where his brother has passed away and everything he saw caused him to breakdown and cry while telling others to let their family know they love them. His brother promptly then replied.
His latest video, RESPECT. Due to the recent fallout regarding PewDiePie, Mark finally put in his own two cents on the matter and it speaks volumes.
Mark: People are gonna say that I'm defending the wrong people or I'm defending bad people or I— I'm spreading hate indirectly because I support other people. That's not the way I see the world. I see each and every one of us not defined by our race or our creed, but each and every one of us a new opportunity to define ourselves. And in order to defend that, I have to advocate the treatment of everyone as an equal. Because if you don't have that, what's gonna become of us?
Some commenters saw parts of the video as Nightmare Fuel due to Mark's apparent Tranquil Fury, but given his friendship with Felix and his views on basic human decency, is it all that surprising that he'd be livid?
Also doubles as Tear Jerker as at some points it sounds like he's fighting back tears.