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Herobrine: Who is he, and why do so many believe in him?

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avatar DerpyKat
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
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Herobrine.


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If you are a vivid player of Minecraft, you have probably heard of Herobrine before.
He appears in hundreds of photos, the people who post them claiming that this is "evidence" that he truly exists. Most brush these photos off as being faked and photoshopped, which is probably true. But why go through the effort? Why are they trying to get people to believe that Herobrine really does exist in the game?

The first ever traces of Herobrine started started off as a Creepypasta, then later an image of it appeared on 4chan's /v/ board, but not very many people really bothered to pay attention to it. It talked about how Herobrine had appeared in their single player world, leaving behind pyrimids and tunnels in it's path. It was not until a Brocraft streamer named "Copeland" photoshopped several different screenshots of Herobrine after he had read the original creepypasta. He decided to stage a hoax on his livestream, playing on his single player world and avoiding his secret hoax room he had been working on out of the eyes of his viewers. After the stream, popularity in Herobrine sky rocketed, and more and more people came out claiming to have seen Herobrine.
Over time, there are many theories and canons on who or what Herobrine is, and why he exists in the first place. Some think that he's Notch's dead brother, while others believe he is a dead miner, because of all the abandoned mineshafts in the game. According to what most people agree on, Herobrine can break/place blocks, and he is seen with a regular "Steve" skin, except instead of eyes, it's just white. There are also two main variations of Herobrine-- Vengeful and Stalker variations. The Stalker variation of him depicts Herobrine as appearing out of nowhere, watching the player unnoticed until he dissapears again, leaving no traces behind. This variation is believed to have originated from the original Creepypasta and 4chan posts. The Vengeful variation, however, is known to trap the player, steal from the player's inventory and chests, kill, and break their creations. This is a more popular varition, which is probably inspired by Griefers and Trolls.

But why? Why is this so popular, even today? Surely, this would've died out ages ago. But instead, Herobrine has become a symbol of Minecraft and a popular symbol in gaming altogether. What caused this creepypasta and hoax to become so popular?

In my opinion, I think it's just because Minecraft is so innocent and simple. All it is in our eyes is a sandbox game. Some people, I guess, just wanted something dark involved behind the usual sandbox image. So of course, they decide to add a dark/creepy figure to the gaming persona in hopes that this will add a spark to the game.

Whether he truely exists is up to whoever is reading this. Some think he's real, some think he's fake. But whatever the case, Herobrine will continue to be a popular image and representation of Minecraft.

Photos of the so-called "Herobrine"... are they real or fake? You be the judge.
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I was bored, and I decided to post something about Herobrine. He needs more love. <3

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08/09/2014 8:52 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Lemon
neji101
I don't personally believe in Herobrine. I have always been told that he was a glitch. I guess that's what people find so troubling, and when I think about it, I do get a bit creeped out. Game worlds are sort of like...what's the word...well, there is usually a limit to the world's generation and what the player can do. A "fence" if you will. And when a way past that fence is discovered, it's sort of like venturing into forbidden parts of territory. You find something you shouldn't have, and when you go back, you feel like that thing is still watching you from the other side. That's how it is for me, anyway.
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06/27/2014 12:12 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
mercurana
"...are they real or fake? You be the judge"
All of the comments:
fake
fake
fake
fake
nice blog
fake
fake
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06/27/2014 1:58 am
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
pretty accurate tbh.
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06/27/2014 3:07 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
mercurana
Yeah...
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04/14/2014 12:20 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Strawberry
KingNappa
The Pocket Edition picture is obviously a fake. The white of the eyes from another player is the answer. But the others, real or fake, are inexcusably stupid ways to troll our block-based community. Please, moderators, shine your holy light upon every post on PMC tagged or named with the word 'Herobrine', and wipe it from existance!
Haha, jokes. This is a good blog post, sure, but, God almighty, can SOMEONE please tell people DEFINITEVLY that Herobrine is NOT REAL. There is a Minecraft USER named 'Herobrine' and said person has hacked his client, and hass currently got a 36-month ban from online play. So shut up, people.
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06/27/2014 3:08 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
mercurana
I used to have the same gif for my avatar...
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04/09/2014 9:23 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Pirate
scarlettrandom
I clicked because I saw Konata :3
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08/09/2014 8:53 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Lemon
neji101
Haha I understand...I did the same thing o3o
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03/15/2014 11:26 pm
Level 24 : Expert Fish
doctorcatz
The 2nd picture is obviously fake. lol the rest are too but... Yah. My best friends brother loves herobrine and we have been trying to say he's fake :3 I'll show him this, nice blog!
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03/08/2014 10:36 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Goblin
James Sunderland
Herobrine is only real if you change your minecraft skin (Herobrine of course ) get on a server and be a troll to everyone :p
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03/03/2014 6:35 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
multipleskins
1st one's soooo fake i can tell.
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03/01/2014 3:19 am
Level 36 : Artisan uwu
VoidPanda
Honestly, I look at the second picture..and I see a steve hiding the blue on his eye... ._.
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04/01/2014 4:19 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
quinnie
OH I see it to. Wow.. ._.
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04/01/2014 4:22 pm
Level 36 : Artisan uwu
VoidPanda
Yeah it looks exactly like in a LAN server, just someone took a screenshot of their friend hiding behind the tree hiding the blue in Steve's eyes so it looks like Herobrine.
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04/01/2014 4:33 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
quinnie
Yeah that pictures so fake.
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04/01/2014 6:38 pm
Level 36 : Artisan uwu
VoidPanda
Yeah. And with like...EVERY paint program you can go in and edit out the blue to white using a pixel or voxel brush. It was obviously also lazy, how could one fall for that exact image?
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01/03/2014 2:24 pm
Level 76 : Legendary Creator
DaHooplerzMan
I believe in Herobrine, but in a different way. Yes, he is real, but he is ONLY a player, not a scary story or a mob or anything, just a regular player like you and me.

Now for the explanation on the Herobrine pictures:

1st: Retextured door

2nd & 3rd: Photoshopped
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01/03/2014 7:19 am
Level 32 : Artisan Geek
pikminiac92
All those pics are retextured doors thats why you only see him facing that way.
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12/10/2013 5:04 am
Level 23 : Expert Artist
SparklePuff
Herobrine existed in the old days but he was I think a messed up mob/player

He MAYBE even exist now but only on Xbox or not the real version (Idk if that makes sense).
but notch removed him in every update and herobrine keeps trying to join but
if notch removed him then he doesn't exist anymore
and he may be just trying to get attention because he is quite lonely :)
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01/03/2014 5:58 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
anonpmc1072506
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01/03/2014 9:21 am
Level 23 : Expert Artist
SparklePuff
DUH, That was a joke XD
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01/03/2014 9:24 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner
anonpmc1072506
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01/03/2014 9:28 am
Level 23 : Expert Artist
SparklePuff
X3
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06/27/2014 12:14 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
mercurana
I feel like you said
"DUH, that was a joke XD"
But on the inside you meant
"DUH, that was a joke!
hehe...joke...
i think they found out."
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10/31/2013 9:44 pm
Level 21 : Expert Toast
Birdsareawesome
herobrine just wants a hug
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07/27/2013 12:56 pm
Level 27 : Expert Engineer
SG_Unicron
After watching videos on youtube about him, I wanted to get Minecraft. I even tried building a "Herobrine spawner" in my private world! Of course, I built it in the End so he wouldn't destroy my builds.
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07/26/2013 5:34 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Network
maddfree80
"he needs more love" I agree so many people think he's bad maybe he's just trying to get attention so people can love him :3
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07/17/2013 1:29 pm
Level 27 : Expert Network
ScrambledEggs
Very true blog. Nice!
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07/25/2013 8:40 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
Thank you.
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07/16/2013 6:54 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Geek
Mooknkoyo
Uhg, I like Herobrine he's my best friend. Right dude?
Herobrine: Yep
Me: Wanna go place some sand pyramids?
Herobrine: Sure!
Me: Bye DerpyKat!
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07/16/2013 8:19 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
K bye :D
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07/17/2013 12:05 am
Level 33 : Artisan Geek
Mooknkoyo
Back and also can you check out my series of Herobrine?
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07/16/2013 5:26 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Geek
lukeer31
Hi DerpyKat !Ã
I swear i remember you, you used to play on one of my bad servers (When i used to be a noob server owner xD) either craftedworld or ultracraft (I do a better job these days :P) , i used to have the username lukeer31 (Until i decided to change back to my original) it's good to see you have done so well on PMC here!
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07/16/2013 8:19 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
Oh thank you!
I do kinda remember you..
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07/16/2013 3:40 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Fisherman
biggles982
It doesn't make since to believe in something that doesn't even exists in the data files.
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07/16/2013 11:10 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
encripT3d
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Herobrine#Current_stance_on_Herobrine

I found this huge wiki article on herobrine it has some quotes from notch that tell a lot!
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07/16/2013 12:45 am
Level 40 : Master Dragonborn
Savage_Pie
Notch admitted on camera that herobrine wasn't real. I think people know herobrine isn't real but they think its fun to pretend. This is my opinion nice article 1 more diamond for you. :D
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07/15/2013 9:15 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Blacksmith
Mrfoxwolf7
derpy,
are we friendsies? ;-;
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07/15/2013 10:13 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Bouzery
Herobrine
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07/15/2013 2:34 am
Level 40 : Master Botanist
candle_
hes a ghost story and people like ghost stories
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07/15/2013 2:00 am
Level 35 : Artisan Engineer
Elitesniper USA
Lol. So many arguements over Herobrine. XD
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07/15/2013 2:01 am
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
all according to plan
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07/15/2013 7:14 am
Level 35 : Artisan Engineer
Elitesniper USA
that made my day XD
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07/15/2013 12:45 am
Level 37 : Artisan Dolphin
Contrast
Dery ur always like super quick making good blogs o_O diamond
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07/15/2013 12:46 am
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
Thank you. xD
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07/15/2013 12:47 am
Level 37 : Artisan Dolphin
Contrast
Np and woah that was a quick reply wehaubajdfbajkas somonn away
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07/14/2013 11:59 pm
Level 26 : Expert Cowboy
shreklover39
lol, i saw a video and it was called "i saw herobrine!" or something like that, and it was sooo fake XD when he screamed when he saw him, it sounded so fake, and when he saw herobrine, it was just someone with a herobrine skin because it had the person's name tag, he was crouching, and he had a sword :P so ya, when he talked it sounded fake x3 i hate it when people make those videos
lol
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07/14/2013 11:55 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Blacksmith
Mrfoxwolf7
POP REEL HOME PAGE!
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07/15/2013 12:41 am
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
DerpyKat
kden
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07/15/2013 3:31 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Blacksmith
Mrfoxwolf7
got pics want me to send
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07/14/2013 11:04 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster uwu
AnimeFanFTW
It would be knida cool if Herobrine was a boos mob in the game
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