About "Him"


Him ( herobine ) :

warning : this is an Creepy story from Minecraft 
More thing about him :  ( from Minecraft wiki )

Herobrine is the subject of a community-made "creepy-pasta" (creepy story). He is one of the major community icons of Minecraft. Herobrine has not been present in any version of Minecraft.
"Canon" of Herobrine is widely regarded as the first image/story ever posted about Herobrine, as well as the Brocraft stream. Anything posted after these two events are considered as fanmade adaptions/variations.

Real name
Herobrine (Persson)
Known for
Being a community icon forMinecraft.

Is Herobrine in Minecraft?

Herobrine is not in Minecraft.
There are no references to him at all in the source code, and there is no code to allow for any entity to act like Herobrine. There is no level terrain code to generateredstone torches, 2x2 tunnels or elaborate dungeons with traps.
There is no possible way Herobrine can ever exist in any unmodded clients orservers. Any claims that he is in Minecraft are completely false. Any appearances he may have are caused by mods being installed.
The Minecraft Wiki and Forums do not partake in any viral Herobrine hoax. Any deletion of Herobrine-related comments or stories are purely because Herobrine does not exist, and the stories are either fictional, with an intent to mislead others, or the result of users playing mods installed on their game without their knowledge.

Origins and popularity

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 leavesfrom 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 here (at 20:45). He is confirmed to be a retexturedpainting. 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 onto 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.htm. 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.

Herobrine has two distinct pronunciations, suspected to be because of pronunciation differences between America and Europe.It is speculated that most Europeans would pronounce the word as "hero brine", brine being salt-saturated water.While it is speculated that most Americans would pronounce the name as "Hiro brin". Both e's are pronounced differently, with the first e being pronounced as an i, and the last e being silent.The "European" version is seen as canon, mainly because the Brocraft team pronounced him as such in their livestream, and because Herobrine himself, canonically, is Swedish.Further study into what specifically has caused these pronunciation differences is in progress. To help, please see the talk page.

What Herobrine is

Herobrine is Notch's dead brother, somehow embedded into Minecraft. While this is the "canon", this is also completely false in reality, as Notch has no brother.
Ghost aside, there are two plausible canon theories remaining.
Herobrine shows a lot of characteristics of being a form of virus, such as manipulating game worlds, deleting threads and sending messages through the Minecraft Forums. Perhaps also hacking into Notch's email and Twitter to reply on his own existence. Or, Herobrine is simply a figment of the users imagination. All users the user talked to, including Notch's email reply, could simply be the creation of the player's mind. This would also explain Notch's rejection of the canon, as showing the story is all in the user's head.
Herobrine is near-certainly inspired by Slenderman, who is also the inspiration behind Endermen.

Much like angered Endermen, Herobrine is widely believed to move via teleportation. Nearly all of the community actually reject the canon, describing him as running.
Herobrine cannot fly, and no variation states this as "canonical". However, he appears to be able to glide. Which is to say, moving in directions without physically moving, while not moving upwards. This is usually evident in retreating back into fog.
Herobrine is often portrayed with his head crooked or twitching. This is likely due to him being seen moreso as a virus/creepy entity in Minecraft, rather than a ghost.


Herobrine's intentions vary, but they usually fall under two categories. One variation is based on pure community interpritation, while the other, based on the canon.

In the Stalker variation, he stalks the player, disappearing if approached. This variation is derived from his origins.

In the Vengeful variation, he tries to ensnare the player in traps, presumably to steal their items. He waits for people to enter his dungeons, then either seals them inside, or teleports behind them, presumably killing them. Some rarer variations of this particular version says he breaks the player's creations, and steals their items from chests. This variation is likely inspired by griefers and trolls.

Current stance on Herobrine

As Minecraft passed on from Notch to Jeb, the chance of Herobrine appearing in an update was unclear. On the 22nd of August, Dinnerbone, current joint developer of Minecraft, tweeted:

We have no plans at all to add herobrine. I doubt this will ever change.
Dinnerbone on Herobrine
This confirms that Herobrine will never see an official release in Minecraft, and that any claims of "finding" Herobrine in vanilla Minecraft in future updates are completely unfounded.


Mojang media appearances

Herobrine in the Wedding Weekend promo image
Herobrine in the Mineconheader
Herobrine on the Minecon Xbox stand
Herobrine in Mojang's "summer picnic" Facebook cover photo
The Herobrine statue from Minecon, now owned by Zaralith
Herobrine has appeared in official Mojang images as an in-joke.
His first appearance in official Mojang images started with the Wedding Weekend, in which he was just behind Notch's Minecraftcharacter. His second appearance was in the Minecon header, where, yet again, Herobrine was just behind Notch.
Herobrine also appeared in the the official Minecon trailer, created by Hatfilms, at 3:11. However, as users were asked to submit their skins to appear in the trailer, this is likely not intentional.
Herobrine was also spotted at the Xbox section of Minecon. He was on the board, behind the Xbox stations. During Minecon's closing, a user named Zaralith won the Herobrine statue by answering the give-away question "How many Fable games are there?" correctly.
Some users point to this as proof of his future addition. However, there is no proof he is being portrayed for anything other than baiting fans.
Herobrine also appeared in Minecraft'sFacebook page, the image being the Cover Photo. It is notable to state the image was created by the fan for a competition, with the theme of "summer picnic", hence his inclusion may not be fully intentional.


Herobrine was first stated to have been removed in Beta 1.6.6. This was a joke, referring to Notch partially removing the humanmob's essential code, making it unspawnable within Minecraft. An ulterior motive was to troll the community, as this was around the time Herobrine had gained mematic status within the community.
Below is a table showing every version Herobrine has been "removed" in to-date.

Beta 1.6.6Removal of essential Human code, as well as to toy with the community.
Beta 1.7No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
Beta 1.7_01No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
Beta 1.8(Adventure Update)No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
1.0 (Full Release)No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
1.2No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community. Only noted on the Tumblr version of the changelog, viewed through the launcher.
1.2.5Removal of all "ghost entities". Changelog entry read: "Removed all ghost entities under the command of Lord Herobrine".
1.3.1No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
1.4.2No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community. Only noted on the Tumblr version of the changelog, viewed through the launcher.
1.5 Pre-releaseNo reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
1.5No reasons for the entry/Toying with the community.
Herobrine has not been "removed" in any snapshot version to date.

Mojang reactions

Mojang has, albeit rarely, shared their views on Herobrine.


Notchface.pngThe Herobrine stuff is awesome and kind of scary at the same time. It really shows how little control a content producer has over the content.

I've publicly told people there's never been any such thing as Herobrine, and that I don't have any dead brothers, and that letting too many animals die in lava is a fool proof way to summon him but that you don't need to be afraid of him. He only means well, he's looking out for you, trying to warn you of the dangers you can't see. There certainly are NO physical manifestations of Herobrine that will sneak out of your computer if you leave
 Minecraft running at night, looming over you as you sleep with his pale eyes inches away from your face, as he tries to shout at you to wake up. Sometimes you wake up with a jolt, and he's gone, and all that lingers is the memory and faint echo of his wordless screaming. Of course it was just a dream. There's no way a morally dubious ghost with a god complex could at any point decide to haunt the children who play my game "for their own good", as there is NO SUCH THING. etc etc
Notch on Herobrine[5]
Notchface.pngGetting 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.
Notch on Herobrine[6]


EzPhoto2.pngIt was fun to see the brocraft stream with herobrine back in the day, was well done. But then it's been overused & worn out.
Ezchili on Herobrine[7]


Daniel Kaplan.pngOk ok. To be honest, there has never existed a Herobrine. It was just a rumor started by some douche and then someone probably created a mod.
Kappische on Herobrine[8]
When asked if he would like to update his stance, Kappische replied:
Daniel Kaplan.pngyes..but he is watching me!
Kappische on Herobrine[9]


Mollstam twitter.pngHerobrine has, and always will be, our friend.
Mollstam on Herobrine[10]


Jakob Porser Square.pngHe has never existed.. Quote me if you want..
JahKob on Herobrine[11]


Henrik mojavatar.jpgI don't always have an opinion about Herobrine, but when I do, it tends to end up on a wiki.
Carnalizer on Herobrine[12]
Henrik mojavatar.jpgI don't have an opinion.
Carnalizer on Herobrine[13]


EvilSeph.pngI can't comment on that, he might be watching...
EvilSeph on Herobrine (Via IRC



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