Anti theory time
This post is going to be a longer one but with different sections to break it up a bit, per loose theory bits and I’ll try and keep it organized. Includes images woo! Gifs and images are compiled by me (first tries at video gifs yay). But without further ado!
1. At PAX Anti sported two, very deliberately, neck stab wounds. Maybe from one jab, maybe two. (That they are stab wounds is sortof confirmed by a post from @wubkins that Jack liked). And the placement is rather suspicious, its right where the vocal cords are.
Most likely to shut Jack up and to not get interrupted during his
little message to us (but Jack did try though with a very broken
‘Help me’). And
Anti probably doesn’t need vocal cords anyway since he is most likely
some kind of spirit/ghost/entity
capable of 'out of body’ speech.
2. What kind of being could he be? The Tulpa has been going around as a theory and Jack himself has said that it’s fairly accurate (answered in an ask). A section of the Wikipedia page about it gives this bit:
the part of a real being’ is the part that creeps me out the most.
Anti pretending to be Jack, slowly taking over the channel. People
find it difficult to distinguish between them.
But despite Anti being the chameleon that he is, he is not flawless in his doings. He gets impatient very quickly, is often very rude and more aggressive than Jack. Absolutely loves violence. Going as far as wanting to chop off fingers for fun (EVERYTHING IS AGONY | Clone Drone #5).
Full Wikipedia Tulpa link here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa It’s quite the interesting read. Heck, I could fill another whole paragraph about this stuff haha.
But where did Anti come from? Another part of the Wikipedia page says that Tulpa’s are generated by a powerful concentration of thought. Who’s thoughts in the case of Anti? The community? It might have started when the community started drawing/imagining/writing about a counterpart to Jack, his anti version. That was most likely the start of the inevitable snowball that accelerated during the October of 2016 and on Halloween itself Anti 'solidified’, was powerful enough, thanks to the attention the community gave him, to take over. “You could have stopped me, but you just watched, as this happened”.
then proceeds to brag about Jack being gone forever but that might
not be the case. Anti has taken over Jacks body but Jack is still
around, in the background, crying out for help. Or in the case of the
intro of EVERYTHING IS AGONY | Clone Drone #5, shouting stuff to Anti
about what not to do. Two 'souls’ in one body kind of thing.
Glitchverse and dimension breaking. What exactly are the glitches
that Anti is doing? Just video glitches or something more.
Anti does like his 'green’ dimension a lot, as well as fades/cuts to black. During these bits the viewer can’t see what is happening. During these blackouts the switch between Jack and Anti seems to happen a lot. Also during the blackout of the Detention episode the character went through a door with doors usually being the symbol for gateways. Might be a far stretch with the blackouts but it has happened quite a few times. Down below are gifs of the several blackouts, in chronological order of appearance.
4. Anti’s message at PAX. Ohboy. This was just brilliant. I attended the livestream and when Jack mentioned the participation thing, I too grabbed my phone to start recording but then Anti said hi. After finishing recording and getting hyped from that and watching the panel itself I did not think much of it at first. But the day after I realized something, why did Anti wanted that we record him…? Now I don’t know if there are any Whovians around but my mind immediately strayed to the Doctor Who episodes of the The Time of Angels, where a recording of a Weeping Angel came to life. Quoting the Doctor: 'That which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel’.
if that’s the case with Anti, well, he’s probably just be grinning
his ass off of the fact that we just multiplied him everywhere. And
are we going to delete that footage? Not likely. It was too much
hype. But watch your back.
'͞I͝'͝m ̛not ̕going ̀a͘nywher̡é,́ I̧'́m̨ a̶l͡wa͏y͜s t͜hére, ͏a͘l̶w͟ays̛ ̧wàt͝c͟h͞i̸ng̀'͘.
glitch video montage.
Gif is at 50% percent of original speed, my
brain is molten from seeing it at full speed too many times haha. @amycampbell00 did an amazing job at splicing the segment down, frame
by frame, game by game over here.
It’s quite odd to think that Clustertruck, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and Happy Wheels are in this compilation since it’s before the Halloween event but if Anti has been lurking around for some time then these series are perfect. Why? Clustertruck is a high energy game and Jack has mentioned that he gets all pumped up from it. Anti could sneakishly drain this energy from him, tiny piece by piece since he probably wouldn’t miss it anyway.
Why TABS and Happy Wheels? Well… Death, violence and gore. Again, Anti getting energy from this.
And what if the other games in the montage are the series that Anti has played/is playing. The Japan World Cup is probably one of the distraction ones, just like the Pipe Job one with a sneaky Anti at the end.
The Portal Collab and Don’t Starve ones have gotten me a tiny bit worried about Jacks friends. If they can’t tell the difference then, yikes, doomed.
Also, I’m still trying to figure out the message of the montage. The different audio segments. My feeble guess at what he says?
'Ha, ha, ha. Jack is dead, bitch. Now I’m terrified.’
First part makes kind of sense, second part, not so much. I’ve listened to the segment a heap load of times now but I’m not getting much wiser haha.
And these are my Anti theory bits for now. To anyone reading this, thank you. Also, have a cookie!
free to share your thoughts about things.
It’s a lot of fun going through all the theories that people have
come up with so far and it gets me all excited. Good for story
inspiration stuff too.