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Sean

"The BOSS Is Nothing" is a DLC created for The BOSS: A Jacksepticeye Fan Game. Released exactly one year after The BOSS, The BOSS Is Nothing tells the story of Sean, the main antagonist of The BOSS.

Sean lands in Wireland, the place where Jack's games and characters coexist, and needs to find his way out. But there's a problem: 2 subscribers are trapped there! It's up to Sean to save them from Jack, the persona he puts on in his videos. Oh, and did we mention that millions of subscribers have been uploaded to his computer as well?

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  • Creator Cameo: Jessica Zimmerman, the game's co-director, co-writer, and co-programmer, can be heard as the disembodied voice announcing Sean's location.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sean wears dark clothes and the game has much darker lighting than The BOSS but Sean himself is not evil.
  • Darkest Hour: The game ends with a defeated Sean giving up on trying to win his subscribers' affection.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Sean goes from game to game using a train.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Pretty much the entire game contains little hints to what is going on in The BOSS, including hearing more of Billy's fish rant and seeing him get into place to offer Jack the power regulators.
  • Downer Ending: Sort of, since the player is expected to know what happened in The BOSS. Sean finally finds his missing subscribers only for them to call out to Jack for help. Sean pleads with them to listen to him, to let him help, but they fail to notice him. The game's last shot features a defeated Sean about to face Jack, Jenny, and Cliff. The player knows how this ends, but it's still a very depressing moment.
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Easily Forgiven: And how. Sean overhears Billy lamenting his poor decision to trap the subscribers in the computer and immediately assumes his motives were pure.
  • Exact Time to Failure: At one point, Sean has 20 seconds to hide from Jack and Billy.
  • Extremely Short Time Span: Even shorter than The BOSS. It is explained that time works differently in Wireland.
  • Foreshadowing: This game foreshadows events in The BOSS, most notably the fact that the first voice you hear in Wireland is Employee 207, a character you don't meet until several hours into The BOSS.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Billy is an example of this, since he is far more self aware than his flash game counterpart might imply.
  • Inn Between the Worlds: We see areas of Wireland that aren't part of any game. Sean spends much more of his time there than Jack did.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Billy clearly thought he was helping by "kidnapping" the subscribers. He clearly regrets this action, as overheard in the Five Nights At Freddys section.
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