You know that post you made a few days ago about how Darkiplier ISN'T Celine and Damien? I'm sold on that theory. It's not a popular theory in the fandom and I've only seen a handful of people on tumblr who think the same, but I'm happy every time I come across someone who does. I think it's a possibility that's what Mark was going for too, because haven't you noticed that Mark hasn't reblogged any of the art involving the "Celine and Damien are Dark" theory, but he's reblogged sad Colonel art?
you make good points anon!! man i cant wait for the livestream where they go through everything aha
also, there was the theory that dark trapped us in the mirror after he got our body, which i think lends itself to the idea that its not damien or celine, it’s whatever entity mark got himself involved with.
again there’s been other theories about whoever this wife is that the colonel ‘stole’ from mark either being celine, or also being into the occult. or mark getting that influence of the occult from celine, thinking that he could use this entity to his benefit (like celine says) through that knowledge.
but. well. clearly something went wrong.
although there are a couple of other theories i have to sort of debunk or refine the ‘dark isnt seline and damien’ theory, just because i’ve been thinking and theorising with friends and my brothers and there are certain things that dont add up
theory A) dark is basically a steven universe fusion
okay OKAY NO DONT CLICK AWAY stay with me here–
so when i started
watching steven universe, it was really weird for me to wrap my head around the
idea that a fusion was one person and not actually two piloting the same body.
it wasn’t until the ‘’reveal’’ that garnet is a fusion that it started to
make sense for me.
celine said that she thought it was the house but corrected herself, saying that clearly it wasn’t. it was just mark. she said she didnt think he’d ‘fall this far’ if that is what she says? idk its a difficult line to hear, so the idea that theres an entity in this house is only really supported by the groundskeeper, and another smaller theory ive seen that the house is what made the colonel… the colonel.
so, dark still isn’t celine and damien, but they are both undoubtedly the reason why he came to be. damiens look, way of being, splices of anger and celines powers along with her quieter, more rational moments, come together to create a completely different thing. it’s them, but it’s not. it’s darkiplier.
(a cake isnt sugar,
eggs and flour, a cake is a cake. but its still made up of those things.
darkiplier is a cake.)
theory B) dark is damien, pushing away us and celine because he’s absolutely done with being taken advantage of
(i prefer this idea because ANGST)
the mirror cracks, the grey turns to blue and red, and dark looks… sad.
inexplicably sorrowful. this confused me for the longest time – i couldnt
imagine darkiplier with anything other than a shit-eating grin after getting
something he wanted. but that’s because dark is mostly damien. it’s not the
entity that made a deal with mark because their deal is done, mark has damiens
body and has successfully trapped him inside of his own ‘broken shell’.
remember the newspaper headline of the mayor being ‘secretely’ a demon?
this universe’s ‘actor mark’ isnt that great an actor lmao you asshat ANYWAY
the mirror cracking, the cane being picked up, most importantly – the hand we see as ours turns from ours, to feminine, to masculine.
damien takes over. he looks at the cane, traps us in the mirror, pushes celine to the back, and comes to terms with the fact that that he’s not damien anymore.
he’s tired of waiting patiently, tired of letting people make promises, tired of trusting people and getting manipulated. all he has now is getting revenge on mark inside of a body that isnt his, with powers he’s technically hijacking from another close friend.
mark really took
everything from him. his body, his life, his friends,
his sanity. so, without saying anything, without explaining, with a
small promise as we fade back into reality, he just. just takes over. because
that what he wants, thats all he has. and all he offers when he looks in the mirror is a small apology, that look of sorrow.
and that’s the basis of darkiplier which is fucking terrifying and heartbreaking. a man who was so trusting and loving and supportive pushed to the absolute edge of no fucking return, using the same manipulation that worked on him to get what he wants because its all he has left.
(thank you so much anon!!! i love writing theories so messages like this are so sweet thank you<3)