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Face the Facts: Herobrine

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avatar MasonIrving
Level 27 : Expert Geek
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"Getting loads of tweets and emails about Herobrine again. I don't have a dead brother, and he never was in the game. Not real. Never was."

-Markus Peerson (Notch)
Creator of
Minecraft



A lot of people still argue whether or not Herobrine exists.





This Makes me facepalm (-‸ლ)


Herobrine is not a debate. It's a hoax.

It's time to get Real People.

Orgins



From the original creepy-pasta, Herobrine creates random constructions, such as sand pyramids in oceans and long 2×2 tunnels. He also cuts off all the leaves from trees.


Herobrine first appeared in a single image detailing an encounter. It was posted on the 4chan's /v/ board, and gained very little attention. It stated how Herobrine had appeared in someone's single-player game, littering the map with various pyramids and tunnels. It is the first media to name him as Herobrine.


It was only later that Herobrine grew in popularity, when the Brocraft streamer "Copeland" photoshopped Herobrine into several screenshots to show to his chat. He had recently taken a liking to the story, and wished to be a part of it. After getting largely good reactions, he decided to stage a hoax. He has explained exactly how that took place in an email.


Copeland had played through the world as a normal lets-player would, deliberately avoiding the work-in-progress room he had set up for the hoax. Herobrine was introduced to the stream  20:4). He is confirmed to be a retextured painting. Copeland then screamed and ran out of the room, promptly ending the stream.


Copeland pretended to be shaken up in the chat, and later posted a message on the forums, linking to the video to spread it around, in the hope to get similar reactions.


After a while, Copeland removed the painting and reverted to normal textures. He proceeded to stream further, pretending to be scared. He announced that he would delete the world to never meet Herobrine again.


Later on, Patimuss made a video showing Herobrine in a user-made lava field. This Herobrine was free-standing, unlike the previous video. Due to this, it is likely he was a retextured door. The livestream went down after Patimuss ran away and saved his game, only to resume ten minutes later, where Herobrine had disappeared.


Later on, during the second stream, Patimuss can be heard talking to his wife, stating he was trolling. This flooded the livestream chat with outrage. He then faked a game crash. Copeland disliked that Patimuss outed Herobrine as a fake.


It is unknown when exactly it happened in relation to Patimuss's video, but Copeland then posted links in chat, leading tohttp://ghostinthestream.net/him.html. This is likely where the nickname "Him" originated from. The page features Steve's face, but with real, frantically rolling eyes in the place of his block eyes, modified to be completely black.


Below the face, there are a jumble of characters and letters. after removing all non-alphabet characters, the following message is revealed:
It has been reported that some victims of torture, during the act, would retreat into a fantasy world from which they could not WAKE UP. In this catatonic state, the victim lived in a world just like their normal one, except they weren't being tortured. The only way that they realized they needed to WAKE UP was a note they found in their fantasy world. It would tell them about their condition, and tell them to WAKE UP. Even then, it would often take months until they were ready to discard their fantasy world and PLEASE WAKE UP.


The message keeps telling the viewer to "wake up", implying they're living in a fantasy world, and this text hidden in the page is their "note". The above text is from another creepypasta, entitled "Wake Up".


The stream proceeded later with no further Herobrine sightings. Copeland continued to adamantly state Herobrine was real for about a year onwards. The wiki asked Copeland several questions regarding the event, which are located here.


Since the stream, there has been a huge increase in his popularity, propelling Herobrine to meme status, and making him an icon of the community. There are several mods, animations, pieces of artwork and constructions of Herobrine that have been created.

-Info from Minecraft Wiki

The truth:

Notch does not have a dead brother. 

And files and code of him has never been found. Not in the jar files.


"removed herobrine" features in update logs are just to toy around with the community.

But what about servers? If "Herobrine" is "on" your server, is he real? Luckily, there is a more realistic and logical explanation.

Some Bukkit plugins allow Ops to disguise as mobs and other players. Such as i dont know...HEROBRINE?!?!?

ahem...well...Also there are plugins that can spawn in NPCS, such as Shop traders or i dont know...HEROBRINE?!?!?

Anyway, Let's Talk about more possibilities for what Herobrine is:

A Glitch?

PMC user hootjjj said:

      "I object to this, as it eradicates all possibilities of even a simple glitch, which I discovered to be possible in the early versions, such as Alpha. The Human mob carries many similarities to the simple attack Herobrine"

His comment was very important. Let's talk about it.

The Human was Minecraft's first Mob.

It was basically the player, except it was an NPC

It attacked you.

Remember, the First "Removed Herobrine" was actually the partial removal of the Human Mob.

So, were early sightings of Herobrine just a Glitched Player Mob?

Herobrine is theoretically thought to be a virus, corrupting worlds, deleting and messaging threads on the Minecraft Forum.

A hack.

Is herobrine just a hacker editing the code so that some Humans act weirdly, and That hacker jokes around with the 100 million MC users (through all platforms)?

And if Mojang found about this, did they  Remove the Human so that the hacker would no longer mess around, and is this why they say "Remove Herobrine"?
















More of this is to come.

-MasonIrving



CreditSources: Minecraft Wiki
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08/19/2015 3:49 pm
Level 48 : Master Fox
Orbiter
Thank you so much. There are too many people who post about 'Herobrine sightings'. With the mod I could maybe understand but Vanilla.. just no. *facepalm*
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07/10/2014 12:52 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
FoxGold13
I gave the 10th diamond yay :D
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07/10/2014 8:00 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Congrats!
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07/10/2014 12:51 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
FoxGold13
I need to show my friends this! I knew Herobrine was a hoax but never knew this much. Also  Then Minecraft (or Notch) started puting in the update thing that "Herobrine removed" as a joke but now 50% of the people who play minecraft think he is real and the other 50% knows he was never in Minecraft. Im giveing this a diamond good job! :D
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07/10/2014 7:59 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Thanks!
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07/11/2014 11:38 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
FoxGold13
np
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07/09/2014 3:40 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Grump
sandblock
I always knew herobrine was a hoax, but i did not know that the rest of the world though he was.
but everything here makes sence.
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07/10/2014 10:06 am
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Thanks for the feed back :D
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07/08/2014 9:38 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
hootjjj
I object to this, as it eradicates all possibilities of even a simple glitch, which I discovered to be possible in the early versions, such as Alpha. The Human mob carries many similarities to the simple "attack herobrine". However, the article is great. Diamond.
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07/08/2014 9:47 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Later on I may add a section on the Early Human mob. I do know the First "Remove Herobrine" was just in fact partly removing the Human Mob.

You made a very important comment. Thanks :)

Otherwise, Thanks for your appreciation :D
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07/09/2014 9:34 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
hootjjj
Thanks!
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07/10/2014 10:05 am
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Your Welcome :)
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07/08/2014 8:58 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Bunny
Snow
When I first saw this blog I thought "Oh no, another Herobrine blog" but it was actually executed rather well. Congratulations.
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07/08/2014 9:30 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Haha! Thank you for the feedback :)
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07/08/2014 8:44 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Warrior
nalyr00
Nice blog. Tired of seeing noobs talking about herobrine
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07/08/2014 9:29 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
Thanks!
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07/08/2014 5:27 pm
Level 29 : Expert Engineer
Haydenjames
The wiki was much nicer than you. DONT SCREAM LIKE THIS when your saying Herobrine doesn't exist.
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07/08/2014 5:58 pm
Level 27 : Expert Geek
MasonIrving
T_T 

Excuse meh!

Just kidding ill change it
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07/08/2014 4:23 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Architect
Marthellio
Thank god someone cleared this up, so I don't have a brother screaming after me omg, its herobrine!
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