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These are alter egos which either aren't as prominent as the major alter egos within Mark's channel, or aren't associated with a specific story Mark has made.
- Clone Degeneration: He tries to imitate Googles self-duplication in Google Gets An Upgrade but only succeeds in making a smaller, higher-pitched version of himself.
- Cool Shades: He wears a pair of bright orange sunglasses that highlight his casual and carefree nature.
- Straw Loser: Hes set up as one in comparison to Google; for all his bragging about being better than Google, hes not as efficient as him.
- Totally Radical: Hes shown attempting to pull off a (fake-looking) skateboarding trick in the beginning and has a not-quite Surfer Dude style of speaking, presumably to look cool.
The Author / The Host
- Appears in: Danger In Fiction, Danger In Fiction | Chapter II
A renowned author with the power to make his stories come true. He serves as the main antagonist, The Author, in his debut series. A follow-up video where he presumably becomes The Host was supposed to be made, but it was later scrapped due to an April Fools' teaser receiving poor reception. Word of God has confirmed that they are the same person.
- Author Powers: Downplayed in the Danger In Fiction series, where things get altered due to The Author's narrations.
- Batter Up!: As The Author, he wield a baseball bat when confronting Ryan in Chapter II of Danger In Fiction. It was clear that he intended to use it as a means to hurt Ryan for his lack of cooperation.
- Blind Seer: Downplayed in the fact that The Host is able to narrate the situation seconds before it happens. As for the blind part, he appears to have suffered a double dose of Eye Scream, and wears a bloodstained bandage to cover it up.
- Conspicuous Trenchcoat: He wears a trenchcoat as The Host.
- Eye Scream: Considering that The Author's eyes were fine before he became The Host, it's implied that something happened to them, though what exactly happened is up to interpretation.
- Handicapped Badass: The Host is (presumably) blind, yet clearly has supernatural abilities of a sort.
- Meaningful Rename: He changes his name from the Author to the Host when he realised that he was just playing host to the guests of his world instead of writing stories. Word of God later clarified that the name referred to a radio host - which lines up with the April Fools Day video briefly depicting him in a recording room with a microphone.
- Motive Rant: In Danger In Fiction - Chapter II, he gives one to a tied-up Ryan, highlighting his Control Freak tendencies.The Author: You see, me...I'm an author. Writer of many bestsellers, I bet you read one. But unfortunately, over the years, My dozens of bestsellers have been stained and marred because your friend the psycho Daniel, is stuck in a mental institution. You see I've been given a gift; Whatever I write happens, and Daniel was the perfect subject. He cooperated. Unlike you. You see... cooperation is key, working together and believing in one another that's essential. That's the thing you need to learn about this agreement that we have. So... what we're going to do is stay here, in this room, for however long it takes. For you. To learn. To COOPERATE!
- Narration Echo: A downplayed and arguably creepier version happens in Markiplier TV. If you listen in the background during the boardroom scene, you can occasionally hear The Host off camera narrating events before they happen.
- No Doubt the Years Have Changed Me: The Host looks so drastically different from The Author that Mark had to confirm that they were the same person.
- Same Character, but Different: The character in Markiplier TV that is called 'the Host' is indeed the same as the Author from the Danger In Fiction videos, but sporting a very different look. Several fans needed confirmation that it was the same character.
- Skunk Stripe: It's gold instead of white, but The Host has a stripe of hair that is a different colour than the rest of his hair.
- Starting a New Life: A potential motivation for changing his name from The Author to The Host.Mark: The Author took up a new name when he realized that he wasn't actually writing the stories. He realized that he was just a host to the guests of his world.
- Tears of Blood: In the April Fool's trailer, streaks of blood can be seen on The Host's face. The blood is absent in his appearance in Markiplier TV".
- Telepathy: Of the "communicate with them mentally" variety. Maybe. In the Danger In Fiction series, Ryan and Daniel were able to hear The Author's narrations without The Author being physically present.
- Debuted in: Hire My Ass
A TV host for a bizarre game show designed to hire new employees.
- Black Comedy Cannibalism: He makes Matthias and Ryan participate in a burger-eating contest after Danny Sexbang jumps into a meat grinder, implying afterwards that said burgers were made from his remains.
- Smarmy Host: A smooth-talking game show host whose love for Matthias causes him to treat Ryan poorly and to kill off Danny Sexbang.
- Debuted in: Worst News Doctor
- Bearer of Bad News: Parodied in Markiplier TV, where his segments have him telling the patient outright that theyre dying.
- Good News, Bad News: He tells Ryan that his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend Daniel, his dog got run over in the driveway, his parents got killed in a car crash, and that Ryan himself tested positive for STDs. The good news is that he doesnt have diabetes!
- Debuted in: Ed Edgar Adoptallott's Baby Bulk Buy
A Southern redneck who sells babies for a living.
- Debuted in: Super Infidelity
- Identity Amnesia: An extreme example. His superhero and civilian identities are completely separate and he doesnt retain any memory of switching between them. When his sidekick Ibis points out that theyre the same person, Silver Shepherd doesnt believe him.
- Super Strength: He supposedly once fisted a rhino.
- Two-Person Love Triangle: He finds out that his girlfriend Roxanne is cheating on him with his civilian self. Though it is implied at the end that shes seeing a third person, supposedly another superhero.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: His appearance in Markiplier TV involves him running past the office where the other egos are having their meeting, coming in and introducing himself before running off again.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't take edits making fun of him lightly
- By-the-Book Cop: To the most extreme example, which is elaborated on in this post.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: The "B" in his name stands for "Benis" (Penis with the "P" replaced with B emoji.)
- Flat World: Believes Earth is one
- Fun with Acronyms: The name of his organization abbreviates to O.W.O.S.E.N.P.A.I.
- Grumpy Bear: In contrast to characters like Wilford, The King of the Squirrels, and many other egos, he's a very bitter and cynical person.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Of a sort. After he shuts down the Kickcult Discord Server, he takes over Mark's Tumblr account
- Married to the Job: He quite literally married his lawbook, as explained here.
- Order vs. Chaos: Why he shuts down the Kickcult Discord server; he doesn't agree with the chaotic nature of it.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's constantly frowning, as seen during his introductory stream
- Pungeon Master: Loves to make law puns whenever he gets the chance.
- Dark and Troubled Past: All of his brothers died in a tragic bus accident.
- Kitschy Local Commercial: The green screen on his ads often fails, and he wears a green sweater in front of a green screen, which causes the shirt to become transparent along with the background.
- Nervous Wreck: Breaks down in tears trying to sell a pair of pants.
- Slogans: Attempts to make some, but he almost always fumbles his words due to how nervous he is.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Feels like he has to live up to his deceased brothers in order to impress his dad.
- Western Zodiac: Mentions in one of his advertisements that he's a Libra.
- Big Applesauce: Has a thick Yorker accent, and all of his advertisements take place somewhere in New York.
- Blatant Lies: Tries to convince people that he isn't Santa Claus despite it being obvious that he is.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: States that he was the original ego, and is angry that he isn't getting the attention he believes he deserves.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Downplayed. He puts Wilford and Googleplier on the naughty list, but also puts Darkiplier on the nice list.
- Implausible Deniability: His Bio states that he's "Definitely Not Santa" and that he's "seriously some other guy", despite being dressed as Santa and appearing in the December 1st livestream, right around Christmastime.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Exaggerated. His only attempts to conceal his identity, despite all the evidence that proves who he is, is to 1) Add a text box saying that he definitely isn't Santa, 2) Pixellate the area around his face (which doesn't follow his face when he needs to pick up his hat when he drops it), and 3) to simply say he isn't Santa.
- Secret Identity: Tries to make this the case, but it's overwhelmingly apparent that he's Santa even with the measures he's taken to keep his identity a secret.