This is going to be a bit of a weird/different article because I never write articles on Youtube characters.
And this might be a huge ramble.
However, I’m a huge fan of Jack Septiceye’s gaming content on Youtube (I recently learnt that I’ve been watching his channel for 5 years!), and I felt like talking about a specific character of his that is 2 years old today: Antisepticeye.
Anti is Jack’s dark alter ego, and the character was created via fanart around 2015. The theory was that whenever Jack wanted a game character dead (e.g.: in Happy Wheels) or when he talked in a creepy voice during a video, it wasn’t him actually talking: it was his evil alter ego appearing. From this theory, various fanart and characteristics were given to this character. This was the first piece of fanart I ever saw of it.
And then, on the 10th October 2016, Jack’s videos started showing Anti, starting with the ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location’ series. Throughout October, Jack’s face cam would glitch and his Twitter and Instagram accounts started to change, symbolizing that Anti was taking over the channel.
The link for his ‘Sister Location’ series is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IjsRrraOQA&list=PLMBYlcH3smRxiQfc034Sse9rVgR4kAl0Y
Throughout October, his videos started including more glitches and more appearances from the new character, up until Halloween. On this spooky day, Jack uploaded a video called ‘Say Goodbye’ which was a Pumpkin carving video that ended with Jack supposedly ‘dying’ and Anti introducing himself onto the channel.
The link for ‘Say Goodbye’ is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcGpACOXxMo
Antisepticeye then appeared three times in 2017: first one was during an intro clip for Jack’s 2017 panel at PAX East convention in America. The next appearance was in the last episode for his ‘Bio Inc Redemption’ series, which was uploaded on the 3rd August 2017. The last one of that year was at the end of the Halloween video, which also introduced a new character (Jameson Jackson) and implied that this new character might either be Anti or someone who is helping him.
PAX East 2017 Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7I2ZiJXV3A
‘Kill jacksepticeye’-Bio Inc Redemption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AWO1Fryw_Y
Jameson Jackson Power Hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERpuTppau4E&t=54s
Antisepticeye then didn’t return onto the channel until 14th May 2018, at the end of Jack’s playthrough of the horror game ‘Dark Silence’ where another character, Chase Brody, meets him.
The most recent appearance was during the first hour of Jack’s ‘Transference Part 2’ video, where the title changed three times and the video didn’t have a description for the first hour of it being uploaded. Screenshots of each title is below:
My theory is that the other characters were trying to tell us, the viewers, that Anti’s there. However, Anti kept interfering with these messages (the title changes).
From the start, I loved the idea around Anti, and the visual style of the videos (I love glitch art). During October 2016, I loved that Jack was leaving clues to the charcter’s introduction via social media posts as well as creepy text being left in the video descriptions. The visual style during the ending of ‘Say Goodbye’ video was also cool and creepy. But you could tell that this was a new style of editing for the channel. The editing only improved as each Anti video was uploaded. My favourite video, because of the editing, is the ‘Bio Inc Redemption: Kill Jacksepticeye’ episode. It also featured one of my other favourite character’s on Jack’s channel, Dr Schneeplestein.
In terms of the ‘Egopocalypse’, my theory is that Dr Schneeplestein returned, but is still possessed by Anti after the ‘Bio Inc’ episode, and Anti told him to place Jack in a coma. From there, Chase replaced him and, unfortunately met Anti. From this point onwards, I think Chase is either (a: possessed, or (b: made some kind of deal with Anti. Whether I’m right or not about either of my points remains to be seen.
This mainly turned into a complete ramble, however, seeing as it is the glitch’s 2nd birthday today, I thought this would be a good idea to upload this now.