Darkiplier History lesson..
Okay, do you understand Darkiplier, you should probably know his origins as a character. Well, when Mark made those creepy videos for the sake of being creepy, it cause a few fans to basically go, “Hey, that’s super weird, we should make the creepy dude in the back a character!” so they did, and as a separate being from Mark, he had to have a name.
And that was basically the birth of Darkiplier. And he wasn’t immediately a romantic figure like people say, at first he was only used in horror fanfiction for stuff like SCP and things like that. He was originally supposed to be animal like, he was like a feral dog that would bite without warning. But as he started to grow, and more and more people started to jump on the Dark train, he got more and more diverse.
One person could describe Dark as a Demon that would kill you without thought , and another would say he’s a cinnamon roll that just needs a hug. And that was how it was, we didn’t have a solid character because there was no solid content for him, I think the most popular vision of him was the Emo dude, always wearing a hoodie , with black eyes and red pupils. But then Mark got more involved, and it just reinforced the Emo image, and he was kinda the laughing stock of the ego community.
But then a Date with Markiplier came out, and the entire community was fliped on its head. The Emo image didn’t fit anymore, we all had to recreate him into this sauve upper class looking man, and we ate it up. As Mark said, he’s a social manipulator, he takes our affection and devotion and uses it. And recently, with ‘Who Killed Markiplier’, he’s getting a lot of sympathy because of his back story, and again, we all eat it up. This is what he wants.
This is what Mark wants, he knows we can’t help but feel sorry for the “Lost soul” thing, and he’s going to use it against us somehow. Dark knows we want to help, and he will use that advantage. He’s not our friend, yes, he had a tragic past, but that doesn’t change the fact that he will use us.
*might do one for Wilford, not sure*