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Darkiplier & Warfstache Theory

Another Darkiplier theory provided by yours truly :) @markiplier (I REALLY hope you read this one, Mark. I know that’s childish to say, but I think this one’s pretty convincing with some good evidence. I’d LOVE for you to hear it! :D Thanks so much to anyone who likes, reblogs, and/or replies to this!)

Lots of Markiplier fans like to debate on the relationship between Mark’s inner demon and his alter ego. I’m, of course, talking about Darkiplier and Wilford Warfstache.

They’ve never interacted “in canon” before, but A Date With Markiplier  has given me enough “evidence” to make this theory.  

**SPOILERS FOR A DATE WTH MARKIPLIER. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, GO WATCH IT. IT’S AWESOME**

In A Date With Markiplier, if you end up in the killer chef’s warehouse with Mark,
you can eventually find the exit (when making the right choices). But, if you do go through the exit, you’re transported back into the prison cell by Darkiplier, thus creating an endless loop.

Dark, clearly, has a lot of power (I’m guessing it’s bottled up power that was just released, since he’s finally…“out”). If you pay for the meal and end up on the super cheap date with Mark, you get the chance to meet face-to-face with Dark himself. If you get the Vanilla ending, it means that you shot and killed/destroyed Dark, …right? No. Of course not.

In the Vanilla ending, you simply weaken him. His continued presence is made evident during the Vanilla ending when you look down at your bowl of Ice cream and see glitchy visual effects. As mentioned before, he also has the power to transport you back in time, so he’s a pretty powerful entity.

Here’s where the theory comes in: Wilford Warfstache is more powerful than Darkiplier.

I know I know. You think I’m crazy. Well, lemme explain.

Wilford is killed approximately 2-3 times (In canon). Examples of his official deaths are when he’s shot by…a baby (Video titled: The Ned Affair)….and when he’s slaughtered by Golden Freddy (Video titled: Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Interview). But of course, he’s returned from both death experiences. Keep in mind that he’s also invincible from Slenderman. SLENDERMAN. Yeah, the no-faced creature seems really lame now, but back then…he was perceived as a terrifying beast that would skin and eat his victims; no one EVER stood a chance against Slenderman. ….Except for Warfstache of course.

In A Date With Markiplier, if you choose to explore the warehouse rather than exit, you go to some…weird…interdimensional place that’s (presumably) controlled by none other than Wilford Warfstache. The trippy location even has clocks floating all around; that’s gotta be symbolism for something. Wink wink hint hint: (Wilford’s pretty fuckin’ powerful).

I’m guessing that Dark was completely baffled by this; Why would anyone choose to wander in some creepy warehouse rather than exit safely? Dark would’ve kept you forever if you didn’t explore. Which means: Wilford SAVED you!

The wide majority of fans agree that if Wilford and Dark knew each other, neither of them would like one another. They definitely wouldn’t work together or even just be friends; that’s not either of their personalities.

So naturally, I can see Dark absolutely HATING Wilford, since he’s basically Markiplier multiplied by 10.

Wilford is Mark’s alter ego, so that basically means that he’s kind of like: “Markiplier in a nutshell”, but as a character Mark created.

My theory is that Wilford sort of…“protects” or “shields” Mark from Dark’s influence (Maybe not on purpose. He clearly doesn’t “care” for Mark. Look at the video Interview with Markiplier). Think about it: Why did it take Dark all this time to take full control of Mark? It’s because Wilford was in the way.

I know what you’re probably wondering: If Wilford stops Dark all the time, then how was Dark able to take control in the “A Date With Markiplier” video? Easy answer. Dark set up the WHOLE date. He tricked Wilford into thinking that Mark was just on a simple date with some person. Bold statement, I know. BUT…why couldn’t Mark remember who asked who on the date? He also says weird and confusing lines like: “Have we met before?” and “You look so familiar”. Dark set up the whole thing so he could get with you and use you for an eternity, OR so he could completely take control of Mark.

The only ending where you “get with” Mark is the Vanilla ending, but…Dark’s still there.

Wilford is the total anti-hero of the story!

A Quick Comparison

I find it fascinating that both Jack and Mark took different approaches towards their dark alter egos.

Jack had his own version of Anti as well as showing how others have perceived him. (Fangs/no fangs, gauges/no gauges etc) He even goes on record to say he’s left it open enough to keep the different interpretations going as he felt he shouldn’t restrict Anti. He liked how widely varied Anti was to people and he didn’t want to change that.

Then there’s Mark who saw what Dark had become and decided he was going to take ownership of that character and show a solid version. Instead of shying away and mocking him, he fleshed this character out, gave him a voice and laid down how Dark acts.

Both are very valid ways to take a character and mold them. Both dark personas are well made and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both Anti and Dark.

It’s amazing that some people can have an alter ego who kills and tortures people and uses their personal pain and tragedy against them while showing no remorse just pity for themselves can be seen as more trustworthy than a person who is upholding their law and breaking their personal moral code to spare someone’s life but imma 😴

anonymous asked:

Would you be against me making an rp blog for Kid!Alter egos?

Heck no, that sounds awesome!! You should do it if you wish too!!!

wheres the fic where Clark Kent gets caught kissing Batman, and then gets hounded by the media every waking moment because “average civilian is dating Batman!!” and Clarks mourning the loss of his anonymity, meanwhile Bruce thinks its fucking hilarious, enjoy dealing w the press in both of your alter egos now, pretty boy, so Clark waits several months for the whole thing to die down before showing up as Superman to some party Bruce is attending and flying up to Bruce and going “paybacks a bitch” and just full on makes out with him in front of like a million reporters

The [2009 Copenhagen climate change] summit had developed into another grudge match between the developed and developing worlds. China, India, and Brazil were refusing to sign an agreement that would commit them to even incremental steps to curb emissions. Diplomats from 193 countries wandered the bright hallways of the Bella Center in a state of fretful energy.

With failure looming, [Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton telephoned [President] Obama and urged him to fly to Copenhagen to try to break the deadlock. His political advisers were opposed, not wanting to pull the boss away from a crowded domestic agenda for a diplomatic caper that looked as if it was going to end badly. Obama, though, had promised, like Clinton, to get serious about climate change. He trusted her diagnosis: that only the American President could broker a compromise. So on the evening of December 3, 2009, he ordered Air Force One fueled up for a flight to Denmark.

Twenty-four hours later, he was being briefed by an exasperated Clinton inside a small coffee bar in a shopping mall adjacent to the conference center that had been closed for the meeting. When it became clear that the Chinese delegation was trying to water down any agreement, holing up in a conference room with windows taped over to conceal their dealings from the Americans, Obama and Clinton decided to take matters into their own hands. They set off to confront the Chinese in person, fast-walking down a hallway and up a flight of stairs, panicked aides in chase, before they ran into a Chinese official in the doorway, waving his arms and shouting, “Not ready yet.”

Confusion swirled as Clinton and Obama tried to find out who was in the room with the Chinese. An advance person told them it was the Indians, the Brazilians, and the South Africans. Now Clinton was mad: The Indians had told American officials they had already left for the airport. A major developing country was lying to avoid dealing with the United States on climate change? She and Obama looked at each other in disbelief. “C’mon, let’s just do this,” he said to Clinton. She moved first, ducking under the outstretched arm of a Chinese security guard and barging into the room, which drew a collective gasp from the leaders huddled around a conference table. Obama was right behind her. “Hi, everybody!” he bellowed, like a dad coming home early to find his teenage kids throwing a keg party in the backyard. “Mr. Prime Minister, are you ready to see me now?” he said, turning to face the nonplussed Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, who was anything but.

– Mark Landler, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power (BOOK | KINDLE).

This story about President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton teaming up like they were in a buddy-cop movie and crashing a meeting at the Copenhagen climate change summit is one of my favorite anecdotes from the Obama Administration.

Can you trust him?” She asks, the cigarette dangling from her fingers. “Can tell him anything without feeling judged? Can you call him and know he’ll answer, or call back as soon as he can? If you’re hurt, and I mean really hurt, will he drop everything and get to you as soon as he can? Will he be there for you when someone you love dies? Will he look after you if you’re sick? Will he hold your hair back after too many tequilas? Will he be there? Does he try to see you, even if he has work early or a busy week?” She holds my gaze as she brings the cigarette to her berry lips. “If the answer is no to any of those things, maybe he’s not the one?
—  Excerpt from the book I’ll never write// alter ego advice