->''"Hello, everybody! My name is Markiplier."''
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Mark Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), better known under his YouTube alias Markiplier, is an aspiring VA and gamer formerly based in Cincinnati, OH, now based in L.A. who broadcasts LetsPlay videos on Website/YouTube. His channel predominately features playthroughs of SurvivalHorror games, such as ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'', ''VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}'' and ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', though does feature non-horror games, such as ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' (played drunk with his friends, [[PluckyComicRelief Bob]] and [[ButtMonkey Wade]]) and ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}''. Markiplier shows a lot of appreciation and support for indie developers with customized stories based off of various Mods created from game engines, frequently those adapted from Amnesia and Half-Life. Notable examples of the latter include CryOfFear and AfraidOfMonsters. Part of Markiplier's appeal is his lifelike, bloodcurdling screams (lovingly captured via reaction-cam) when having the crap scared out of him.

Markiplier reached [[SerialEscalation over five million subscribers]], a number which continues to grow; as of this writing, he has over one billion views of his videos, which can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/markiplierGAME here.]] His brother, Tom, makes the webcomic Webcomic/{{Twokinds}} and has appeared in Markiplier videos.

[[folder:Games Markiplier Has Played]]
* 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg
* VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie
* VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters
* VideoGame/AlienIsolation
* VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent and VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs, including Justine's campaign and custom stories:
** La Caza
** Abduction
** Followed by Death
** The Machine
** Lost the Lights
** Tenebris Lake
** Gary: Dark Secrets
** Gary: Snowy Secrets
** The Attic
** Isle
** Agony of Insanity
** Oblivion: Drops of Wine
** Kidnapped
** Weird Dreams
** Study of Insanity
** The Dark Room
** Poisonous
** The Things in the Night
** Disponentia
** Black Forest Castle
** The Cruel Ways of Dr Richard Jones
** Through the Portal
** Emma's Story
** Digressiophobia
** Killings in Altstadt
** White Night
** The Great Work
** Rain
** Obscurity
** When Life No Longer Exists
** The Grey Eagle
** It's Hurting My Eyes
** A Late Night Drink
** Fear Amnesia [[note]]Based on VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon[[/note]]
** Castle of Devastating Diseases
** Fekete Keres
** Gustav
** Destiny Rebellion
** A Coward's Debt
* Ampu-Tea
* VideoGame/AmongTheSleep
* VideoGame/{{Anna}}
* VideoGame/AoOni
* BlackSnow
* GameMod/BrutalDoom
* VideoGame/BunnyManLostSouls
* VideoGame/CalmTime
* VideoGame/CastleCrashers with {{LetsPlay/Yamimash}}, CinnamonToastKen and {{LetsPlay/Yamimash}}
* VideoGame/ChivalryMedievalWarfare with {{LetsPlay/Yamimash}}
* VideoGame/{{Closure}}
* VideoGame/TheCorridor
* VideoGame/{{Condemned}}: Criminal Origins
* VideoGame/CryOfFear and its various custom campaigns
* VideoGame/DarkOcean
* VideoGame/{{Darkwood}}
* VideoGame/DeadIsland
* VideoGame/DeadSpace
* VideoGame/DeadSpace2
* VideoGame/DeadSpace3
* VideoGame/DeepSleepTrilogy
* VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}
* VideoGame/DontLookNow
* VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim
* VideoGame/{{Erie}}
* VideoGame/{{Evil}}
* VideoGame/TheEvilWithin
* {{Exmortis}}
* VideoGame/{{Fibrillation}}
* VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys
* VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2
* VideoGame/{{Forest}}
* VideoGame/ForgetMeNotAnnie
* VideoGame/FromDust
* VideoGame/GarrysMod horror maps in collaboration with {{LetsPlay/Yamimash}}
** G-mod [[MurderMystery Murder]] with {{LetsPlay/SeaNanners}}, {{LetsPlay/Hutch}}, and {{LetsPlay/AllShamNoWow}} in one instance, {{LetsPlay/PewDiePie}}, {{LetsPlay/Ohmwrecker}}, and {{LetsPlay/MangaMinx}} in another, and more often with his own crew.
* VideoGame/{{Grave}}
* VideoGame/{{Grey}}
* VideoGame/{{Grimind}}
* VideoGame/TheGrudge
* VideoGame/HappyWheels, of which he does Highlights rather than full-length episodes
* VideoGame/{{Hide}}
* VideoGame/TheHouse 1 and 2
* VideoGame/{{Hyde}}
* VideoGame/{{Hylophobia}}
* VideoGame/IAmBread
* VideoGame/{{Ib}}
* VideoGame/{{Illusion}}
* VideoGame/IllusionGhostKiller
* VideoGame/TheImpossibleQuiz
* VideoGame/{{Imscared}}
* VideoGame/{{Inculcation}}
* VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuyGaiden
* VideoGame/KravenManor
* VideoGame/KnockKnock
* Labyrinth (the one involving "naked Slender Men")
* Labyrinth (the one based on Greek Mythology)
* VideoGame/TheLastOfUs
* VideoGame/{{Lasting}}
* VideoGame/{{Limbo}}
* VideoGame/LoneSurvivor
* VideoGame/MadFather
* VideoGame/{{Maze}}
* VideoGame/MentalHospital
* {{Minecraft}}
* VideoGame/NeverendingNightmares
* NightmareHouse 2
* {{Octodad}}
* VideoGame/{{OFF}}
* One After Another
* VideoGame/OneLateNight
* VideoGame/OrcsMustDie 2 [[note]]Played multiplayer with his brother, [[Webcomic/{{Twokinds}} Tom]].[[/note]]
* VideoGame/{{Outlast}}
* VideoGame/{{Paranormal}}
* Penis Cloner
* VideoGame/{{Penumbra}}: Overture
* Penumbra: Black Plague
* Penumbra: Requiem
* VideoGame/{{Pesadelo}}
* PokÚSlender
* VideoGame/PresentableLiberty
* VideoGame/{{Psycosis}}
* VideoGame/TheRakeHostel
* VideoGame/TheRakeReturnToTheAsylum
* VideoGame/ResoluteDark
* VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach
* SCP-087-B
* VideoGame/{{Slender}}, including the Slenderman's Shadow maps and Slender: Haunt.
* VideoGame/SluggishMorss
* VideoGame/{{Spectre 1991}}
* VideoGame/{{Stalked}}
* VideoGame/StonewickManor
* VideoGame/SonicExe
* VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares
* VideoGame/SuperHot
* VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013
* VideoGame/{{Tanatophobia}}
* Tea Party Simulator
* VideoGame/TheyBreathe
* VideoGame/ToTheMoon
* UnExit
* VideoGame/{{Underhell}}
* Unfair Mario
* VideoGame/{{Vanish}}
* VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}
* VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse
* VideoGame/WhackYourBoss
* Whack the Thief
* VideoGame/{{Which}}
* VideoGame/WhereAmI
[[/folder]]
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!!This gamer provides examples of:
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Quite a handful of the games Mark plays have puzzles in them, and whether he admits it or not at any given time, there are quite a few puzzles and other problems he's managed to solve [[IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing without having any idea]] [[IndyPloy what to do]].
** Mark managed to solve a riddle in his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' without knowing what the riddle was.
** He knew the numbers in the safe combination in ''VideoGame/AoOni'', but the clue provided was of no help, so he was relegated to making a guess. He got it right on his first guess.
** During his playthrough of VideoGame/{{Ib}} he managed to solve a puzzle involving several of the same paintings... by walking to a row and happening to pick the right one without even knowing how the puzzle worked.
** In the Silent Hill Alchemilla, Mark solved a box puzzle by mashing random buttons and a valve puzzle by turning random valves. In his words, "this game sure is good at making the dumb feel smart!"
** In ''VideoGame/MadFather'', he used the mini-chainsaw on a random person, causing the person to [[{{Gorn}} explode into bloody chunks]]. While it caused him to have a HeroicBSOD, it was nonetheless the correct solution to advance.
** In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', Golden Freddy [[JumpScare appeared]] right at the end of the phone call on the third night. Mark managed to look at the Golden Freddy poster through the camera without knowing that doing so would de-summon Golden Freddy.
* 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."
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Attempted in his playthrough of ''Silent Hill: Alchemilla.''
-->'''Markiplier:''' Is some diabolic demon gonna come dashing down this dank and dusty hallway filled with death and destruction? Dare I say that it doesn't...know...what...I am gonna do to that demonic...dastardly devil. Yeah!
* {{Adorkable}}
* AffectionateParody: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1dxBctsZ0 Episode 14]] of Turbo Dismount consists almost solely of this.
-->'''Mark:''' [ambiguously australian accent] Hey boys, hey boys, it's me, Ross from Game Grumps, hey, what's your favorite episode, boys- [ragdoll crashes on the first obstacle]
-->'''Mark:''' [normal voice] God dammit Ross.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: During his ''Outlast'' playthrough, he comes up with "Tea Party of the Dead." Of course, he immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
** He's now come up with another. "Murder in a Minute."
*** It turns out Murder in a Minute really is a band name.
** From the final part of ''White Night'', he suggests that "Eyeballs in the Wall" would be a good name for a Death Metal band name.
** In ''Fibrillation'' he comes up with "Origin of Insanity". He then demands that anyone who uses it give him 25 cents for every note they play.
** 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.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Drunk Minecraft. The only conclusion where you get a group of drunk adults playing Minecraft with an admin that's happy to give them whatever they want, provided they don't piss the admin off, which of course they do.
* AlterEgoActing: Wilford Warfstache.
* AmbiguousSyntax: In part one of his "Fear Amnesia" playthrough, he takes note of a giant-ass knife. He then clarifies "Not a giant ass-knife, a giant-ASS knife. Got to watch where your hyphens are."
* {{Angrish}}: Regularly ventures into this, especially when playing particularly obtuse puzzle games or ones riddled with FakeDifficulty.
* 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://youtu.be/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&feature=youtu.be&t=10m4s Drops one]] after dealing with [[spoiler:Balloon Boy]] once again in his ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' playthrough.
* AuthorAppeal: Russians, he loves Russians.
* 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.
* {{Badass}}: In his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', he's a little less comical and is more serious with the game play. He swears more openly and and giddily talks about killing certain characters, especially David and his followers.
* BadassBoast: Markiplier will make ridiculous boasts while playing [[SurvivalHorror horror]] games, usually to the effect of him being "too tough" or "so handsome" that the monsters are avoiding him, only to have one crash in and scare him into screaming bloody murder.
** In part six of his Eleusis LetsPlay he brags about how he could take on a wolf.
* BadassMustache: The signature of Mark's AlterEgoActing, Wilford Warfstache, is a giant pink mustache. It has now become something of an official Markiplier emblem. Sometimes he even wears it while recording!
* BadBadActing: Mark's attempt at hiding his knowledge of the fact that "Error #53" is a horror game and not a cutesy adventure game is... Unconvincing. Especially noticeable as unlike his other videos he doesn't react to the scares at all, and blames all the monsters and jumpscares on TechnoBabble terms.
* BadSanta: Santa (actually 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 "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.
-->'''Markiplier:''' Hello everybody, and welcome back to...\\
'''Bob:''' Adjga...\\
'''Markiplier:''' [[BigShutUp SHUUUUUT UUUUUP!!!]]
** And this one
-->'''Markiplier:''' Hello every...\\
'''Bob:''' Third time in a row!\\
'''Markiplier:''' God Damn it!! - *incoherent babbling and FacePalm on webcam* [[INeedAFreakingDrink I'm finishing off this bottle of wine]].
** ''{{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 ''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 [[HeroicRROD 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 [[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.
* 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.]]
* BigYes: Whenever he gets past a day in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', especially when he [[HarderThanHard beat 4-20 mode.]]
* BlatantLies: "Totally not afraid" of X. Running to the exit for "efficiency". "Just unlocked this door here, with a super secret code I guessed on the first try."
** ''Drunk Minecraft'' is a kid-friendly all-ages series. Just ask all the penises.
* BloodyHilarious: His HappyWheels Highlights is basically Bloody Hilarious: The Series.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When playing "Cry of Fear: Halloween Collab", Mark hears a noise he's never heard before. He says "What was that!? I never heard that! It was like a frickin' bull! Or a moose! Or a moose bull! Or a boose! Or a mole! I don't know. It was something. I didn't like it."
* 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.
--> '''Mark:'''"You didn't hear nothing. I ain't worried about nothing. You don't smell nothing. That's not poop in ''my'' pants. Who-who put all this poop in my pants?!"
* 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.]]
* CaptainObvious: His reaction to seeing an unmoving man covered in blood and wounds in part two of Grey was simply: "That guy is dead!"
* TheCameo: He's the announcer on the ''SMASH!'' track on Music/{{Starbomb}}'s ''Player Select'' album.
* CatchPhrase:
** [[CoolChair "I got a chair!"]] in VideoGame/{{Amnesia|TheDarkDescent}} and [[MakeSureHesDead "I don't trust you!"]] in VideoGame/DeadSpace. "(HOLY) BALLS!!!" in general.
** Addressing each scare as an unwanted door-to-door salesman. "''(shuddering laugh)'' "Noooo, thank you" and "I don't want any."
** "Hello, Baaaaaaaaaaaabay!" to female characters, statues, and pictures.
** "Like a boosh!", "I booosh you!" "I boooll you!" while playing box-jumping puzzles.
** "Haaaaa-biskey!"
** "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.
** "I'm too pro!" [[TemptingFate Almost invariably, something bad follows this statement.]]
** "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"]]
** "BOXES!!" whenever he spots a pile of destructible crates in a [[VideoGame/GarrysMod GMod]] horror map.
** "Don't kill me, bro!"
** "All right, all right, all ''riiiiiiight''."
** "[[GroinAttack Dick-punching party]]!" Said when extremely frustrated at a game's developer.
** Expect Mark to say "OW, MY ASS!" or "OW, MY PENIS/BALLS!" if he dies a rather...[[GroinAttack painful]] or [[AssShove embarrassing]] death in ''VideoGame/HappyWheels''.
** "All right, kiddies!", for whenever he's imitating Santa Clause.
** He occasionally calls monsters - such as the AoOni - "buttstabbers".
** "That's what she said." Said whenever he makes an innuendo.
** In ''Outlast'', he's taken to saying "Little piggy no no, little piggy go go home now" whenever he goes through a narrow squeeze, thanks to the [[ImplacableMan big burly guy]] calling him a "little pig" before [[DestinationDefenestration tossing him off]] a two floor ledge.
** "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.
** In {{VideoGame/Happy Wheels}}, whenever he plays as Wheelchair Guy, he starts off by saying, "I'm just an old man!" Doubles as CaptainObvious.
** Every time he successfully accomplishes ''anything'' in {{VideoGame/Dishonored}}, be it [[FlashStep teleporting behind a foe]], [[StealthExpert sneaking by a guard]], [[OneManArmy slaughtering his way through a group of enemies]], or [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking picking up a piece of bread]], he will proudly say "Like a shadow in the NIIIIGGHHT...", or "Master Assassin!"
** "[[HughMann Normal human]]! [[{{Octodad}} NORMAL]]!"
** When figuring out game objectives, he'll usually say "I'll play your game, you ''rogue''", or "I'm picking up what you're putting down..."
** "You are so weird!" for whenever he comes across a strange person/creature repeatedly.
** Saying (or screaming, rather) "[[DrivenToMadness I'M GONNA LOSE MY MIND!]]" when he's particularly frustrated with a game, mostly when he's getting killed multiple times, very quickly.
** "I saw a shadow!/I saw something in the darkness! You can't say I didn't!/Don't tell me you didn't just see that!" usually said when he spots something moving in a dark corner, or running past him.
** "Do I need to press B to Blow?" might count.
** When confronted with a JumpScare or other monster, he'll say "HI!" or "Hiiii." in his inimitable, exaggerated fashion.
** In ''VideoGame/OctoDad'' his catchphrase is "If I could ''just stop'' doing X" when he's trying (and failing) to accomplish a task.
* 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.]]
* ChristmasEpisode
** [[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
* ClusterFBomb: Markiplier typically makes a conscious effort to use [[GoshDangItToHeck PG language]] (saying such things as "hecky-heck" or bleeping his own language), even while playing video games that qualify as an M-rating, though will start swearing (sometimes A LOT) when he gets too frustrated with glitches in the games, his inability to overcome obstacles within them, or just generally freaked out.
** His Let's Play of ''Dreadhalls'' is notable for possibly having the highest F-Bomb count in any Markiplier video to date.
** One part of his Surgeon Simulator 2013 Let's Play had him so furious that he stopped playing for a moment just to let out a series of cusses.
-->''"I have to get all the fucks out."''
** On his second playthrough of Vapour, he [[spoiler: dies very many times]] causing him to rage. [[spoiler: In the end, he gives us an amazing series of f-bombs, while [[FlippingTheBird Flipping the bird]] with two fingers.]]
-->'''Markiplier:''' God fuck me! God fuck it, fuck-fuck it, I dont want it! Fuck you, and fuck all of you, fuck you to hell, FUCK OOOOOFFFF!
** A sudden unexpected [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU7_YxT-KID8kRbqZo7MyscQ&feature=player_detailpage&v=HiJJjIGDGII#t=2107 facehugger out of nowhere]] prompts another another one near the end of AlienIsolation. (Mainly because he hadn't saved in a bit and had to repeat things)
* CompanionCube: In the [[VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]] custom story ''A Late Night Drink'', Mark finds a tiny version of the normal wooden box and [[CutenessProximity grows fond of it]], calling it Tiny Box Tim. He gets separated from it later on, much to his sorrow, and when he finally crosses paths with the tiny box once again near the end of the story, [[YankTheDogsChain he's unable to pick it up.]] Tiny Box Tim has since become a recurring "character" in any of his Let's Plays of Amnesia custom stories.
* 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.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In his playthrough of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' he sees the check after completing five nights and presumes that the date is the main character's birthday. It takes him the next video to realize [[spoiler: it's a sign that the game's actually a prequel.]]
* CoolChair: Makes frequent use of and references to these during ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' and its subsequent Mods as a useless weapon/security blanket against the unkillable monsters featured in the games.
-->'''Markiplier:''' I have a chair! Yeah! You didn't like it last time! [-You'll like it even less this time. 'Cuz it's goin up yo butt.-] [[AssShove Whole chair, up yo butt!]]
* {{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.
* CutawayGag: When enraged by Amnesia: A Late Night Drink, Mark takes a break to calm himself down. During this break, he cuts to images of kittens.
* 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).
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Mark beginning to realize the stalker with VaderBreath is SCP-106. "He's gonna ''get'' me and... bite my nipples off!"
* 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.
* DelayedReaction: During his let's play of ''VideoGame/TheCrookedMan'', it took him about a second to realize that the Crooked Man is standing behind him in one segment. He promptly lets out a terrified shriek upon the realization.
** A better example is when he played the demo version of ''It Moves''. It took him a while before he realized that there was a red face getting more visible during the Labyrinth section.
* {{Determinator}}: Mark has shown time and time again that he hates giving up on finishing games or looking at walkthroughs, since he's determined to prove that he can figure things out himself. If he ever looks at a guide, it's because he's ''really'' stuck.
** 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''.
* DieChairDie: When playing an ''Amnesia'' custom story, Markiplier will usually make sure to smash any of the small glass display cases lying around.
* 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.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: He practically waves his hands and dances in front of SCP-096, then barricades himself behind three doors to see if it gives chase. [[TheJuggernaut Yep]].
-->'''Mark:''' ''(wiggles eyebrows)'' ............Is he coming after me? YEAH HE'S COMIN AFTER ME! AAAAGGGH ''(ripped to shreds)''
* DoubleTake: During his VideoGame/AoOni playthrough, after spending quite some time stuck on a puzzle and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKaFnTa0D0M#t=236 finally, proudly, passing it]].
-->(While going to a locked door he'd just found a key for)
-->'''Mark:''' "Okay sorry I get way too excited about this sort of stuff. I never get these puzzles right, so you gotta give me credit when I get it! And I get it good, ''yeah''. Sorry, little too excited. Little too excited!"
-->(When attempting to enter a door that had previously opened with no problem, and finding it's now locked)
-->'''Mark:''' "Little too excited! Everyone was else was probably- Wait what?"
-->(The titular monster appears right on cue)
* DramaticReading: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UuEWJ2N-A "The Scarecrow Corpse"]]
* 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''.
** For his YouTube channel in general: take a shot for every video that has the words "scariest game ever" (or a variation thereof) in the title.
* DrJerk: This is how he portrays himself when playing ''Surgeon Simulator''. He's constantly yelling at his "nurse", and the way he treats his patients could be considered MeatgrinderSurgery...except calling it "surgery" is probably being generous.
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2. In his eighth Vanish playthough, he passes a lot of the time by recounting the history of America to his viewers.
-->'''Mark:''' We Americans like coffee. We dip our hamburger and donuts into coffee every morning and then we drink that, and then we pray to the American flag, which has a big middle finger on it, by the way...
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first batch of videos didn't use a facecam. Since Mark's reactions are considered one the best things about him, it makes watching his earliest videos feel very strange.
* EpicFail: A lot of his HappyWheels highlights highlight these moments, especially the assassin levels where he somehow manages to kill himself a bunch of times, but never the target.
** Of course, bad enough when he manages to stab himself in the head a few times. But repeatedly stabbing yourself in the ''ass''?
** ''Especially'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBSfikrbLV4&t=2m26s this moment]] where the most damage he does to the target is knock him over.
** Not to mention the running gag of his accidentally decapitating himself on pogo levels. Just normal levels, not traps or explosives.
** In VideoGame/PropHunt video 13 he manages to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VObP-Kv-4s&t=10m die]] ''before the round starts''.
** During ''The Impossible Quiz'' he opted to use a skip on a question that could never be gotten wrong.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Both of the WebVideo/GameGrumps once got into an argument as to who would get to fuck him up the butt.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: In his 'reaction compilation' videos, the subtitles often simply revert to question marks, a cascade of letters, or the word 'derp'.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Mark obviously does not like [[VideoGame/MadFather Dr. Drevis]], especially as the game is winding down. He wonders why the doctor would cheat on his wife when she's very attractive and very loving and devoted. He even becomes disgusted with him wanting to [[spoiler:turn his daughter into a doll and wanting her to be "ripe enough". His treatment towards Maria is even worse and Mark voices his disapproval of it.]]
** He's very disgusted by [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs David the cannibal leader]]. He's obviously not very keen of cannibalism, but he's downright furious with David using this as a means to keep a whole village alive, especially since women and children live there. What makes him hate David even more is his interest in a [[{{Ephebophile}} fourteen-year-old girl]].
** He reaches the good ending of {{VideoGame/Misao}} and is disgusted by what the villains did to the titular character.
* EvilLaugh: Sometimes does this, such as in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=887Ctfk5rSY&t=14m this video]].
** [[HappyWheels Kill Them All]] levels.
* FailedASpotCheck:
** Mark fails to notice on-screen prompts and hints quite often in his Let's Play of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3''.
** In Part 4 of ''VideoGame/AoOni'', he manages to miss [[spoiler:a hanging body]], as he's more focused on solving a puzzle at the time. It's only after it [[spoiler:hits the ground]] that he notices it.
** In Part 2 of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', he begins the fourth day listening to the starting phone conversation as per usual. Unfortunately, he becomes so interested in it that he completely forgets to check any part of the building and defend himself, in a game about checking parts of the building so he can defend himself. [[spoiler:Needless to say, he's killed before the phone conversation even ends.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: He will ''never'' beat Vanish... [[spoiler: well, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome until he actually did]].]]
* FlatWhat: Has a visual reaction upon finding the "Dancing Room" in ''The Darkest Words''.
* FlippingTheBird: Done in Vapour when deciding to RageQuit.
** Also in F*ck This Game, where he dances with middle fingers out on the bottom left.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: This is somewhat the case with his brother Tom. While Tom acts more mature, Mark acts more silly. This can be seen in their VideoGame/OrcsMustDie 2 Let's Play. Also, Mark likes to tease Tom occasionally. In his VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Let's Play, Mark makes fun of furries... His brother writes a fairly famous furry webcomic.
* ForegoneConclusion: The ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5H7HqayshM fail compilation.]] The whole point of that video is to show a couple of different ways Markiplier lost in [[ThatOneLevel 4/20 Mode]].
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Parodied in the Sonic.EXE playthrough.
-->''Don't turn around; that thing standing directly behind you will just get pissed off.''
* FramingTheGuiltyParty: In his ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'' videos with other Youtubers, [[LetsPlay/MangaMinx Minx]] is everyone's go-to ButtMonkey as they repeatedly accuse her of being the traitor. At one point, Mark leaps to his death and tells everyone Minx murdered him (on no basis whatsoever), who amusingly turned out to be the actual traitor.
--> '''Mark:''' Minx didn't ''actually'' kill me, but boy you guys really went for it!
* FreudianSlip: From one of his [[AmnesiaTheDarkDescent Amnesia]] custom story videos:
--> '''Mark:''' My mouth is just watering at the thought of that giant juicy sausage! Can't wait for the flavour to blow in my mouth. '''*{{beat}}*''' ''Explode'' in my mouth. Wait, what am I talking about? Wait a minute!
* GameBreakingBug / GoodBadBug: Has a nasty habit of causing these, especially in ''VideoGame/{{Amnesia|TheDarkDescent}}'' custom stories.
* GeekPhysique: Nope, he's got a healthy amount of muscle. Especially in his arms.
* GenreSavvy: Tends to quickly figure out how to avoid monsters in the games he plays. And usually can tell [[ThisIsGonnaSuck when things are going to get scary very fast]]. He's also able to pick out suspicious places and people very quickly in games, which is particularly amusing when [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight the non-suspicious person he off-handedly said was probably evil turns out to be evil after all]].
** In his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'' he figures out pretty quickly some of the reveals, particularly [[spoiler:the detective main character having a DarkAndTroubledPast, and the entire game being a shared dream]].
*** In addition, during the final battle, he runs out of ammo and dies. As the game buffers for him to try again, he says, "It's a [[RuleOfThree rule of three]]; you're supposed to get three shots on him! That's, like, that's like the thing!"
** He pays attention to who has [[{{VideoGame/Misao}} Misao's]] body parts and is able to reach the good ending by [[spoiler: killing Mr. Sohta, who had a connection to her hands, instead of Tohma, who had no body parts.]]
* GilliganCut: In Five Nights at Freddy's: the Lost Episode, Mark does one of these.
-->'''Mark:''' I'll be fine, so long as something hasn't changed, I'm good.
-->'''*fade out, fade in*'''
-->'''Mark:''' [nervously] Oooookay, something changed.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Most of the time, Mark keeps the language PG-13 and tries not to outright curse if he can help it, with the exception of loud freak-out reactions. When he starts dropping {{ClusterFBomb}}s repeatedly, he's really unnerved or angry.
* GratuitousGerman: During his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', he repeatedly says, "Schei▀e" (crap/shit).
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: When he likes a game he is playing, he doesn't hesitate to compliment it. Even explaining his reasons why he likes it.
** ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike: While he dislikes giving out mean comments about a game and prefers to play good games, if he has an issue with a game he's playing he will explain what issues he has with them. The biggest example of this is his playthrough of Evil, which completely failed to scare him.
* 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.
--->"WHAT? WHY IS THERE IS THERE MUSIC?!"
* HeroicBSOD: When going through his first let's play of Slender: The Arrival, Markiplier was foiled by the proxy in chapter 3 just as he was about to escape via the mine-shaft elevator, sending him into a screaming mess. The next time, he manages to get to the elevator and up the shaft before this can happen again, and everything seems okay with the level effectively over. Then a bug in clipping issues when stepping off the elevator platform towards the exit sends the player character plummeting to their death. Mark is so utterly shocked and unprepared for what is quite possibly the most epic unintentional "screw you" destiny could ever give a gamer, that his commentary stops in it's tracks, as does his ability to even use facial expressions as he stares blankly at the screen for the next fifteen to twenty seconds in absolute silence, un-moving.
** His playthrough of ''VideoGame/MadFather'' featured a puzzle where he had to recreate a murder scene. He used the mini-chainsaw on the "terribly frightened" girl in the puzzle room, causing the girl to explode into bloody pieces. Mark sat, unmoving, with his mouth hanging open for a good five seconds.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Mark will occasionally point out moments that he FailedASpotCheck, or otherwise couldn't figure out a relatively obvious solution to a puzzle. The most notable of these moments was during a playthrough of ''{{VideoGame/Outlast}}'', where he spent a good few minutes wandering around, only to find that [[EpicFail he only needed to jump up a small gap]], which caused Mark to declare himself "the biggest idiot who ever lived." Even worse is that Mark added in a JumpCut to cut out even more pointless wandering around.
** Mark will even express disappointment in himself if he takes a while to figure out any puzzle, even if his method of figuring it out was actually quite clever or not the most straightforward way. Expect the comments section to express amazement when this happens (if the puzzle was particularly frustrating for a lot of people).
* 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.
--->'''Wade:''' Why do we try to build things? They NEVER turn out right!
* 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.
* HypocriticalHumor: In one of the VideoGame/GarrysMod horror maps Mark ran with Yamimash, he takes a second to good-naturedly mock a "bananus buttsex" poster, saying "We'll stick with our highbrow humor." He then turns on noclip and [[ToiletHumor proceeds to fart his way across the map]].
* IdiotHero: [[HeroicSelfDeprecation At least as far as he's concerned]].
* IHatePastMe: In part 17 of "Afraid of Monsters" Mark is forced to backtrack through an area he had already went through. He's forced to fight several monsters he had originally run past and wonders why he left so many. "Damn you, past me!"
* {{Improv}}: For his final ''VideoGame/MadFather'', he uses a real cough for a piece of dialogue.
* InelegantBlubbering: His first run-in with SCP-106, aka "Radical Larry"
** Now with subtitles, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_GmUpy6ArA The Impossible Lets Play: Hot Sauce Challenge]].
* ItMakesSenseInContext: A lot of his lines tend to be very odd, but they do make sense, even [[MindScrew this]] [[BodyHorror one:]]
-->'''Markiplier''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?vZdYqOsaNT-s?t=5m "The head of my dead child is pinned to my ass!"]]
-->'''Markiplier''': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?vNBSfikrbLV4?t=4m "At least it's in my ass, it can't kill me if it's in my ass!"]]
* JumpCut: A RunningGag.
* JumpScare: Falls victim to many while gaming.
** This video of ''Slender: The Nine Pages'' has Mark encounter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M-dO7_UKhY&t=4m58s an incredibly frightening jump scare]] that greatly terrified Mark so much, it looked like it could have given him a heart attack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=i98eb1VXy4Y#t=188s And manages to pull one on us nicely.]]
* KubrickStare: Invoked for two minutes 13 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 ''SurgeonSimulator2013''.
** Also 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".
* LaserGuidedKarma: During Mark and Bob's VideoGame/{{Rust}} playthrough, Mark killed a guy who offered to help break into a building. Mark killed him the moment he turned his back on him and it turned out that he didn't have anything of value. Later on that same player came back packing a pistol and killed Bob. [[DidntThinkThisThrough The fact that they built their home right next]] [[IdiotBall to the house they were breaking into didn't help.]]
* 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.
--->'''Bob:''' What's going on with Mark?\\
'''Wade:''' I don't know. He broke.
* 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.
* LuckBasedMission: He states that he's not a fan of these in his ''Five Nights At Freddy's'' 4-20 mode video, since success in a game should be dependent on a player's skill. Note that in this specific instance, he's attempting an nigh-impossible challenge and has died to Freddy dozens and dozens of times due to random chance ''despite playing as perfectly as possible''.
* {{Malaproper}}: "Amm-ro" for "ammo," "dablit" or "dablage" for "dammit[=/=]damage" respectively.
* ManipulativeBastard: Played for laughs, but Mark's ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'' videos with other Youtubers show that he's actually pretty good at plotting to get the others to kill each other ([[ItAmusedMe even if he's not actually the traitor that round]]) when he's not too busy screwing around.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: During [=TheGameStation=]'s VideoGame/GunsOfIcarus Battle Royale, teaming up with [[OMFGcata Jesse Cox]], [[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 WebVideo/{{Videogamedunkey}} against LetsPlay/SimonLane, LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, LetsPlay/{{Strippin}}, LetsPlay/PyrionFlax, Aypierre, Criken, Harrylafranc and Unsterbliicher.
* MilesGloriosus: According to his boasts, Markiplier will gloriously kick the butt of any monster he encounters. [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Just don't get him anywhere near the actual monsters]].
* MisplacedNationalism: In his ''Ampu-Tea'' video, Mark satirized the negative stereotypes that the British have of Americans--for example, claiming "Britain is a ''whole country''! I know this!" Unfortunately, some of the British viewers took Mark at face value and [[DudeNotFunny reacted accordingly]]. Many even used his antics as an excuse to spew hateful comments--including labeling all of America as {{Eagleland}} Flavor #2.
* 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.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mark had a heartbreaking case after playing ''Ripest of Fears", a fangame dedicated to him. He realized that he's been trying so hard to get more subscribers that he's been neglecting the fans he already has. He promised to go back to how he used to be, and was desperately holding back tears at the end of the video.
** He has an in-game example for ''VideoGame/MadFather'' when he was setting up the final murder scene in the memory section. He playfully swung his mini chainsaw at the female statue only to successfully kill her. Obviously, he didn't realize this was part of the game and was just messing around.
** Another in-game example is when he played ''VideoGame/CalmTime''. He admitted that he just finished Drunk Minceraft and wasn't prepared for such a dark game. He especially felt bad for being forced to kill the only kid there.
** He slowly starts thinking this during his playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Off}}''. After seeing the purified zones, he starts wondering what he's really doing. [[spoiler:Meeting the Judge after defeating Japhet, having to kill the helpless Burnt in the subway tunnel, and being forced to kill Hugo eventually make him realize that he's done '''''bad'''''...]]
* NeverMyFault: One of the running gags of Drunk Minecraft is Mark's utter refusal to accept blame for anything that goes wrong during play, preferring to blame [[ButtMonkey Wade]] for everything. Taken to silly extremes in [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL4E8CE9E89554302E&v=B0mTulbBtHI this]] episode, were Mark [[CrowningMomentOfFunny accidently spills his drink on his keyboard]], breaking it, and spends the rest of the episode running in and out trying to get a new one. An episode later, he's blaming it on Wade.
** Lampshaded by [[CaptainSparklez Jordan]] on his guest appearance when he's told of this:
---> Jordan: So that's your excuse?
---> Mark: No! It's not my excuse!
* TheNicknamer: Markiplier will, on occasion, randomly nickname characters in video games things like "Billy" (that's the name given to [[SCPFoundation SCP-173]] as well as to the Scavenger Bots in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'') if he doesn't trust the character (as seen in his play-through of VideoGame/{{Penumbra}} and [[NightmareHouse Nightmare House 2]] as well as a sewer pipe he called "Jerry" in an ''Amnesia'' Mod.
** The Brute from ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' was dubbed "Mooseman" by Markiplier, mostly due to [[HellIsThatNoise the sound he makes]].
** [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys "It's just not a party without my good 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.
* NoIndoorVoice: He can get quite shouty, to say the least.
* NoJustNoReaction: During his Outlast: Whistleblower playthrough, Mark reads the subtitle "childhood, sexual, reptile imagery" in reference to weird dreams a patient is having. He starts asking what that is and seems to start asking for someone to make fanart of it, but he stops himself at the words "draw some f-" and says, "No, no. God", instead.
* NothingIsScarier: Markiplier often praises game developers for making use of this and gets easily freaked out from a games suspense and atmosphere when this trope is successfully implemented.
** His collaboration with Yamimash on the Abandoned Metro Garry's Mod map shows that he has little tolerance for games and maps which seem like they're building suspense and atmosphere, but then [[AntiClimax don't do anything with it]].
* OhCrap: A couple in-game reactions:
** In his play-through of ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', he was not happy to encounter a second Bloater.
** Encountering Chris Walker in ''Outlast: The Whistleblower''. The character was so impactful that he somehow remembered his name.
** Just about anytime a monster from {{Vanish}} appears. Usually, though, he gets upset with them.
** The instant he realizes that ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' has more than five nights, his glee at "beating" the game vanishes.
** One out-of-game example is when he dropped his iPad in a tub of water. Yes, he kind of overdid the reaction, but he was ''very'' upset that it happened.
* OrphanedSeries: His [[Videogame/DementiumTheWard Dementium II]] play through. Despite claiming that he was enjoying the game the series abruptly ended at part 4. And since that was uploaded back in December of 2013 it looks like Markiplier isn't interested in finishing it.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: An odd example happens in Mark's playthrough of the fangame ''A New Home'', as he repeatedly points out that the representation of him in the game isn't like him at all (being an arrogant {{Jerkass}} who neglects his fans and friends, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking prefers salad over meat]]). [[spoiler:He soon figures out that it's someone pulling a GrandTheftMe similar to ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', and that the real Mark is the white-cloaked being chasing him.]]
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: When he plays "BWAK" he describes it as "a horror chicken game unlike any other" and jokingly says he knows there have been a lot.
* ProperlyParanoid: Because he has played so much ''Amnesia'', he has become terrified of mannequins. Even if they're inanimate, he freaks out and takes off their heads.
** He gets ''really'' freaked out he first meets the [[VideoGame/AlienIsolation Working Joes]]. The first thing he does is spastically shooting at it. [[spoiler:He was right to be scared of them.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: One of the ''Drunk Minecraft'' episodes revolves around Mark, Bob, Wade, and Zombiemold attempting to make TNT cannons... except the first three have no clue how to and decide to improvise. The video ends when Mark finally manages to land a shot on Zombie's fortress, but the sheer amount of explosives he used blew away most of what he built.
-->'''Mark:''' I blow up my own shit all the time, I don't care about that, but I got ya. I got ya! I GOT YA! Woooo!
* 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.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC4lIwUnJWs I Am Bread]] exasperated him so much that he ''lost his voice and smashed a hole in his controller'', followed by vowing to never play the game ever again.
* 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."
** In part six of his ''Grey'' playthrough, he says "I shouldn't have wasted so much ammo shooting those babies. That's something I never thought I'd say ever in my life."
** SCALE gives us [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfFhQ8K-2pM "Oh God I fell through the penis!"]]
** "[[VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac I'm]] crying all the piles of poop open!"
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Markiplier failed the Markiplier quiz, somehow.
* RealMenEatMeat: Mark gets considerably offended when he reads a letter of resignation in ''Amnesia: Rain" where, among other things, the maid criticizes him for being stupid because "[[StrawVegetarian isn't the fact that you eat animals and I don't proof enough?]]". He spends a few minutes afterwards gushing about how good meat tastes.
* 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.
* SanitySlippage: After a tough time in the final boss fight of ''Dead Space 2'', he goes LaughingMad and fills his inventory with nothing but [[MoreDakka Pulse Rifle]] ammo and health kits, and it's a little bit like watching SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker do a Let's Play.
** 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.
** Throughout the first play in the [[RageQuit final]] video of ''Vanish'', Mark becomes increasingly frazzled and panicked.
** In a Happy Wheels montage where he played ONE Dark Souls based level, he slowly slipped into this. And he was well aware of this.
--->"Do you think - in the future - when I'm at my insanity hearing, that they'll use this as evidence that I really did lose my mind?"
** ''I Am Bread'' makes Mark so angry with the controls/the physics/himself/life in general that he just breaks down and weeps. No big surprise that it was made by the same people behind ''Surgeon Simulator 2013''.
* TheScrappy: In-universe. He isn't a fan of [[VideoGame/{{Off}} Zacharie]], which is amusing considering his [[EnsembleDarkhorse reputation in the fanbase]].
** 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.]]
** He is '''not''' a fan of [[spoiler: [[{{VideoGame/Misao}} Sohta]]. When he found out what Sohta [[BreakTheCutie did to Misao]], he had immense hatred for the guy and even when learning how much his life sucked due to so much bullying for his appearance and childhood, Mark was ''still'' hateful towards Sohta. When the game reveals that Aki forgives Sohta for what he's done, Mark flat out states that Sohta cannot be forgiven that easily for what he did]].
* TheScream: Becoming cornered or trapped by SCP-173. In one playthrough, SCP-173 hops through an office window rather then [[ThereWasADoor use the door]] as expected...
-->'''Mark:''' No! NO! '''NOOOOO--AAAAAUUURRGHG''' ''(neck snap)''
** And in another, Mark [[FaceDeathWithDignity faces it down]] as his eye meter depletes to zero...
--->'''Mark:''' '''[[TakingYouWithMe I'm taking you with me!]]''' KEEP LOOKING AT ME! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-- ''(neck snap)''
** In Part 8, Mark ''finally'' gets the jump on 173 via surveillance cam, then does an end run around it. (Or does he?)
--->'''Mark''': ''Imma getcha. Imma getcha. Imma getcha! I SEE YA! I SEE YA! I SEE YA!'' Oooohh yeah, like a boss! ''(neck snap)''
** Part 10, "Worst Scare Ever", is so named for 173 zipping right in front of Mark, who grips in forehead in pain from so much screaming. Finally, he just saunters up to it.
--->'''Mark:''' ''(snarls angrily)'' HI!♥\\
''*pokes statue*''\\
'''Mark:''' 'SCUSE ME!\\
''*173 doesn't budge*''\\
'''Mark:''' Fine, kill me! ''(neck snap)''
* 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.
* ShaggyDogStory: His ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' antics with Wade and LetsPlay/JackSepticEye. They spend an entire video trying to get into a military base and steal jets. Jack and Wade succeed multiple times, but Mark keeps getting killed in silly ways. Until he finally manages to steal one... and promptly crashes it in a pile of crates without even managing to get it to fly because he doesn't know how to turn the thing. Goes to full ShootTheShaggyDog levels in the following video, where he opts to keep the helicopter they got to the base with rather than try again, only to go down in flames to a badly aimed missile of Jack's.
* ShmuckBait: The thumbnail for Penis Cloner displays an image of Mark with a repulsed look, and says "DON'T CLICK". Naturally, no one listened. In fact, it drew ''more'' attention to the video.
* ShoutOut: Mark occasionally quotes stand-up comedian Creator/BrianRegan in his videos. He also uses "Alright, alright, alriiiight" from comedian Kevin Hart.
** In Happy Wheels Highlights #25 Mark says "Mycaruba," a catchphrase/running gag that was started by the ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' (Mark is friends with the members of the GG channel). He also once asked "Barry" to edit his video while in-game.
** During a play-through of ''Phobia 1.5'', he uses a fast-forward cut while singing "Escape From the City" from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''.
** He'll occasionally use [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Mr. Garrison's]] old catch phrase "You go to hell! You go to hell and you die!"
** During his playthrough of ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'', he drops a ceiling on an enemy while screaming "[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Take this! My love, my hate, and all of my sorrow]]!" and is left wondering, [[Film/{{Se7en}} What's in the box?"]].
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: "Thank you all so much for watching. Click the annotations for more videos that I've done. And as always, I will see you in the next video. Bye-bye!"
* 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.
** Mark: Latin, bring it on! Bring it OONNN! [[TooDumbToLive EVERYBODY WANTS TO BONE YOUR BOYFRIEND!!!]]
* [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]]: Markiplier plays Mods featuring The Slender Man and even filmed a sketch involving the character, who is now "[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a heroin addict and registered sex offender]]".
* SoreLoser: He completely melts down after losing 4-1 to Wade in Mole Hammers.
* StalkerWithACrush: He acts like this during "Flappy Fedora". This is PlayedForLaughs, of course.
* StunnedSilence: This happens to him when he sees the TwistEnding in ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. He stays quiet for over a minute before he recovers.
** More so when he completes the game Reunion. [[spoiler: He finally reaches the boy he had been trying to find, to find out that the character he had been controlling was trying to kill the boy due to him suffering from schizophrenia. Mark is in complete shock from that point until the end of the video ]].
** More humorously, when he finds the "Dancing Room" easter egg in ''The Darkest Words'' all he can do is [[FlatWhat stare]].
* SurvivalMantra: "Little piggy no no, little piggy go home", starting with his first encounter with Chris Walker in Outlast, he sings this little verse in an attempt to ward off another incident of the man pulling him out of his hiding places. It even transfers over to VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs when he is running from the manpigs.
** He briefly uses a modified version of it again later in ''Among the Sleep'' while trying to hide from the giant woman.
** From his playthrough of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'': "Don't wake the baby!", his frantic cry when trying to keep the music box wound and "the baby" from killing him.
* TakeThat:
** Usually doesn't do these and if he has a problem with a game he is usually direct with expressing it. Still does this occasionally, such as in Part 2 of his ''The Curse of Blackwater'' playthrough, when he gets attacked by a Necromorph, he comments that there must be a portal in the game to the Franchise/DeadSpace universe and mocks that it's where all the scariness of the series went.
** There's also this little bit from ''Probably Archery'':
--->'''Mark''': "I'm like [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Legolas]] crossed with [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} that guy from]] ''[[Film/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} that no one cared about!]]"
* TemptingFate: If Mark is bragging about how good he is at a game (along the lines of "I'm too pro!"), expect something to go hilariously wrong in a few moments.
** Poor Mark just can't win in ''Containment Breach''. He was sure that he'd eluded 173, only to open a sliding door and see the statue leering at him. Mark had just blinked before opening the door.
** In another instance, Mark fled SCP-106 by ducking into an elevator. 106 simply walked through the wall.
** In his ''Cry of Fear'' LP, Mark laughs off a warning telling him to 'watch out for the trees'. [[http://youtu.be/YZY4WQlXmxE?t=2m30s Guess]] what happens next..
** In Vanish:
-->'''Mark:''' ''That doesn't necessarily guarantee there's a monster nearby, that only means that something's start-''
-->'''*Monster appears, killing Mark*'''
* TooDumbToLive: During a segment of Drunk Minecraft, Mark teases the server's mod, [[ClingyJealousGirl Latingoddess]], who then proceeds to kill him. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 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]]
* TheUnintelligible: Lapses into this when he's particularly upset. Or after he's consumed hot sauce.
* 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.
* WaxingLyrical: During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1gQ8VvRszs&t=11m55s Part 4 of his Five Nights at Freddy's playthrough]] (sixth night)
-->''Fill my life with hate...''
-->''[[Music/PapaRoach Cut my life into pieces]]''
-->''Don't shove me in a suit''
-->''I hate you to your head''
-->''Right down to your glute''
-->''...or brand-new boots''
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Markiplier has one of these after he rages on an Amnesia Custom Story.
* [[WhatTheHellPlayer What The Hell, Viewer?]]: What we are greeted with when watching the video where he plays ''Penis Cloner''.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Mannequins]]: Creepy mannequins/suits of armor are his archnemy, seeing as he encounters them [[OhNoNotAgain 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.
** Courtesy of the Working Joes in ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'', Mark reveals that he has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatonophobia automatonophobia]].
** While all of the death animations in the "Whack Your/The _____" games gross Mark out, the ones that get the most reactions out of him involve [[ImpromptuTracheotomy neck]] [[SlashedThroat trauma]].
* WouldntHurtAChild: He tends to get very upset when a game requires him to attack/kill children.
* {{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...
-->'''Video Description:''' ''"Markiplier wants to be your best friend! Who are you to ignore my love? No one ignores my love..."''
* YankTheDogsChain: [[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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--> "And as always, I will SEE YOU...in the next video. [[http://minimusicman.bandcamp.com/track/crazy-la-paint-extended-edition BYE-BYE]]!"