Let me drown in my Darkiplier hell. My inner fanfiction writer won’t let him go.
And yet the analysis machine rolls on…
because I’m clingy and can’t let go.
This time around, I was thinking about what Mark had said about Dark through his charity livestream around the time the date video released (transcript here), and how they were able to translate that into what we have seen in Darkiplier’s entrances. One of them in particular stood out to me the most.
“Darkiplier is an entirely different person from me. But, much like Warfstache, doesn’t obey the laws of physics. He exists in another world entirely and bleeds through into this one. ”
Honestly, I think a lot of people have already had this as their personal canon for Dark, given that a grand majority of the ones I’ve seen just consider him some kind of demon who took a liking to Mark because come on, he’s famous and has a rather muscular body that’s PERFECT for…demon…plans…or whatever demons plan out.
Actually, what really caught my interest is that Darkiplier doesn’t obey the laws of physics. As a physics major, this makes me wonder what laws he could be following, as I personally believe that any world follows some form of “physical law”. I sat on it for a few days before I figured it out. It’s pretty rational too.
He runs on video editing logic.
He doesn’t walk anywhere, he jump cuts. Notice how he never walks us to a table for dinner, we just…appear there. No problems, after all. He has the power of jump cut. We’ll just be there because we can.
His emotions literally operate how we see him. His anger leaks through in glitches, ruining what is otherwise a “cleanly shaped” image of himself.
Notice how the angrier he gets, the more glitches and zooms occur. On top of that, the one thing I utterly love is how the camera shakes. Dark’s rage is leaking at such a capacity that even the dimension we’re in is shaking. It remains as my favorite effect applied in the entire series, and if Mark ever does bring him back for another round, we get more camera shakes. Shake that camera like you shake that neck, dude.
But compare that to when he’s finalizing how we’re going to be together forever and that we can never leave.
No glitches, no rapid camera shakes, hell, Dark’s not even saturated in color filters like the wine bottle next to him. He’s fully in control of his berserker rage and now the dimension we’re in is fully stabilized. There’s nothing to be angry about; he’s won. It’s the ONLY scene where Dark isn’t surrounded by glitches. So for the first time, he’s not even angry. Holy shit.
But there’s one thing that solidifies my theory on Darkiplier’s physics logic. And it’s this one right here.
Darkiplier somehow has the ability to keep us trapped in a loop in this prison until we take another ending route. We can all assume that perhaps he just uses his otherworld demon powers to keep us here for him to watch us go through our personal hell. But let’s reword this logic.
What if…instead of saying he has the power to trap people in dimension loops…
He has the power to rewind time?
Like a video cassette?
Or a YouTube video?