Youtuber Triquetra Theory
(UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM) (Spoilers for the Darkiplier vs AntiSepticEye video)
(CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR “A DATE WITH MARKIPLIER” AND “MARKIPLIER TV”)
Everyone think about this whole Darkiplier/AntiSepticEye thing like they are just one half with the actual humans being the other 50% or something.
But, like, if you look closer there’s like, four sides.
The body, the mind, the soul, and the spirit.
Body - What you see and hear. The face you see on the webcam, the voice that comes through your speakers.
Mind - The cynical and criticizing shadow. Plotter, trickster, power-hungry, flawed, and envious.
Soul - Mostly ideals and morals. The emotion, the tears, the humor, and opinions.
Spirit - It goes beyond the webcam, they stand on stage or on the sidewalk. They answer questions and give hugs.
But, like, imagine each one of these was a separate entity.
The Spirit is the human, and the Body of their channel influences them. They spark motivation by affecting their computers, sending subconscious messages and encouraging and motivating them to do certain types of videos.
But the Body is affected by the Mind and Soul, who are in a constant struggle for control over it. It’s like a war.
So the Body, Mind, and Soul are like AI, artificial intelligence that literally lives within the internet.The Spirit is the human.
So let’s use JackSepticEye as an example and categorize his personas:
Body - JackSepticEye
Mind - AntiSepticEye
Soul - Seán McLoughlin
Spirit (the actual human) - Seán William McLoughlin
So excluding the human, it’s like a triquetra of AI associated with each channel.
So I’m calling this the-
The three prongs are the Body, Mind, and Soul. The enveloping circle is the Spirit.
The Soul is usually stronger so they are in control most of the time… But sometimes the Mind can one-up the Soul, and the result is what we saw on Holloween and Valentine’s day when JackSepticEye and Markiplier did the AntiSepticEye and Darkiplier bits.
The Mind is, like, hellbent for control. It can’t bare the fact that it’s not as powerful as the Soul, and they take that frustration out by literally hurting the Body. Anti brutally slashes Jack’s throat without hesitation, glitching and jerking around, causing him obvious pain.
It’s also like in Mark’s “A Date With Markiplier” video. Near the end of the Darkiplier route, a second version of Mark, presumably the Soul judging by the humor of the get-up, comes and tries to defeat Darkiplier and save you. If you do something wrong, you end up shooting the Soul, thus giving Dark complete control over the Body.
It’s a literal war.
Oh and those other personas? Like Googleplier and Jackieboy Man? Wilford Warftsache?
Have you ever wondered why all of Mark’s personas are crowded in that one conference room at the end of Markiplier TV?
What if each persona was also independent, and the Mind and Souls were like generals of their war. Whichever side was in control would have their allies also expressing their ideals through the Body. The personas like Googleplier and Dr. Iplier just want their ideals shown through the body. Dr. Iplier even states that he likes Wilford’s idea because it expressed his ideas.
And the King of the squirrels? There’s a reason why he just ducked in and out. He was deciding what side to be on. He poked his head in, saw their fiasco of a meeting, and peaced out.
Googlieplier’s videos show that Dark was generous to give his ideas some air when he was in control for that period of time.
The personas are soldiers, the Soul and Mind are generals.
Oh, and the best part?
They’re in a cheaply rented conference room.
Which implies that it both exists in their digital reality and that others can go in there.
Jack’s personas can be crammed into the room next over. the King of the squirrels proves that they can run around the inside of the building.
Have you ever wondered how that video even got uploaded?
If the Soul was in control, and the Mind hates the Soul…
…who provided that video to the Soul to promote through the Body?
Wilford Warftache helped make that video. He was the only one there besides Dr. Iplier who wanted it, and he’s obviously a sensible personality, ergo, Wilford must have been the only one to keep it.
Mister Wilford is a double agent.
Or a really good troll.
And don’t get me started on A Date With Markiplier’s “true ending”.
You know why Dark’s so obsessed with you in that video?
Yeah. You play as THE BODY in that.
It’s a reenactment of the war between the Soul and Mind, with you stuck in between. The Soul keeps thrusting you about, giving you ideas and stimulation within their little kingdom while the Mind plots to take control of you.
Mark, the Soul, near the end of the true ending literally says “I’ll follow you anywhere” implying that he’s trying to keep control.
But then Warftache is like “LOL NOPE” and steals you away into his weird vortex and “shows you who you really are”.
You, the Body, gets stranded in a bathroom, separated from both the Soul and Mind, meaning that all embodiment of Markiplier is GONE.
Without the Soul or Mind, you are nothing but what the channel is without Mark Edward Fischbach.
And if you exclude every Youtuber, every online persona, every fictional character that has appeared in his videos. If you get rid of everything that has a Soul or Mind of its own…
…you get a bunch of dogs.
You get CHICA.
THAT’S why you’re Chica in the bathroom. That’s why its the true ending.
Because until Mark or Dark can find you again, you’re nothing.
Nothing but a dog.
(DARK VS ANTI UPDATE)
Okay so let’s break down that video bit by bit.
Darkiplier first says
“In this world… only one of us can be king”
to which Anti calls him weak as if debating that statement. It’s as if they are hinting at a monarchy or maybe even some form of government among the Minds. It’s possible that if Minds can have such a social structure, then maybe the Souls have a similar organization as well. Dark then says
“You seem to like to try things that are destined to fail”
as if he’s criticizing Anti’s tactics for trying to defeat the Soul.
After a bit of banter, Anti says
“this world is mine, these people are mine!”
This could be hinting at how controlling the Body is also controlling the Spirit, which influences the subscribers and controls them in a way.
After a while, near the end of the video as multiple Minds get supposedly defeated, and as the ambiance grows, Dark asks Ant:
“is it one of your own?”
This could be referencing the personas that Anti has fighting for him are capable of fighting other Minds.
Soon after, Dark’s version of Chica suddenly appears, which implies that not only personas exist in this world, but their characters as well. That includes characters such as Septiceye Sam or Tiny box Tim, and several others. Maybe even video game characters which the Souls and Minds are usually associated with, such as Dark and the Nightmare Animatronics from FNAF 4 or Anti and Flowey from Undertale.
It’s also important to point out how Anti at first seems dismayed that Dark didn’t feed Chica, but suddenly switches attitude and laughs as Chica draws closer while Dark looks extremely stressed. Dark’s reaction implies that characters like Chica can inflict actual pain and harm to Mind, and ergo, to Souls as well. Anti’s reaction implies that he’s either eager for a fight or is some kind of masochist. It’s also notable how Chica needs to be fed in the first place as if at least the characters have dietary needs.
It’s also weird that neither of them is exactly how we saw them in their own videos. Anti lacks the gauges in his ears while Dark isn’t wearing a tie. This has several implications, not to mention the fact that Jack, on Tumblr, hints that the plugs were removed on purpose, which implies that Dark’s tie being missing isn’t an accident, either.
If we look back to the theory, it states that the Mind doesn’t control the Spirit as they do the Body. They send sub conscious messages through the computers, which influences the Spirit’s creativity and ideas. They aren’t in
control, but why would the Mind send messages about removing the tie and plugs?
Well, that answer isn’t clear yet. But, we’re not done. Not yet. Jack has been hinting on Twitter and Tumblr on another video for a long time now, dropping cryptic messages such as this:
It is difficult to read, so here’s what it says:
Several people point out how after “convoke” it spells out the word “REBORN” which is interesting on its own. This is the definition of convoking:
Call together or summon (an assembly or meeting).
Now, this is VERY interesting since it immediately reminds me of the conference room from the Markiplier TV video, where Dark supposedly gathered the personas to hear Wilford Warftsache’s idea.
Let’s look at the other definitions:
Ready: in a suitable state for an activity, action, or situation; fully prepared.
Exuberant: filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.
Bring: cause (someone or something) to come to a place
Our: belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified.
Ritual: a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.
no person; no one.
The words “exuberant” and “ritual” stand out to me as it implies that Anti is somehow excited for a ritual or gathering. Yet it’s organized, saying “bring out ritual nobody” which at first makes no sense, but if you apply some extra, related vocab and include the entire list, you get something along the lines of:
“Convoke them. I am ready and exuberant. Bring our ritual.”
The “nobody” could possibly be a command as if nobody but Anti’s “soldiers” should come. Either way, the message is pretty clear that Anti is excited about something, and that a ritual is coming. But for what? A massive attack against the Soul? A calculated, organized strike?
But now, let’s look at Jack’s Twitter account, where all it says is
Hear me out. What if the Dark VS Anti video was a warning? Not to scare us, but to prepare us. What if the Anti in that video was actually Séan, the Soul? What if the Souls of these channels dressed up, not accurately btw, and re-enacted something that happened long ago.
The Minds don’t joke around in any way, they don’t have time for humor, they’re constantly fighting, but the Souls are the source of every channel’s jokes and personality. They could have turned this actually scary event into an infomercial or sorts. Why would Anti call Jack, the Body, an imposter when he himself would force Jack to look like him? It only makes sense that Anti would act so negatively towards Séan, the Soul.
Why would they leave out the tie and plugs if they were part of their daily outfit? Dark is a formal person, he would never go without a tie. Anti likes his gauges so much that he puts them on the Body, which takes time.
This upcoming video with Anti could very well be a clash between the Soul and Mind, a current fight taking place as Anti is furious that Séan would dare become an “imposter” in order to warn us against the danger of the Minds by re-enacting a serious time with humor and quite possibly offending Anti and maybe even Dark as well.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the video comes around ;]