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Herobrine is a meme/creepypasta story stemming from the popular indie game Minecraft. Herobrine is believed to be the ghost of Minecraft developer Notch's dead brother, haunting his brother's successful game. Notch has denied this, stating that he doesn't have a brother and Herobrine is not, nor will ever be, a part of Minecraft. He appears as the default player skin, except without pupils in his eyes.

It is possible that Herobrine is actually a hacker, as this would explain many of Herobrine's traits. On one occasion He appeared, a live-stream witnesses something strange. During a crash, all watchers were redirected to another page, featuring Steve's face,but with real, frantically rolling eyes in the place of his block eyes, modified to be completely black. Ever since the first few sightings, many people have created mods, plug-ins, and fake sightings of Herobrine. This makes it nearly impossible to fully uncover the truth behind him.      



  • It is believed that Herobrine can teleport and glide, although it is unknown if this is true.
  • In many Minecraft updates, Herobrine has been shown to have been removed, only to return later. This means Herobrine is a virus that re-installs itself into and or adapts itself to the game.
  • He has the same control over the Minecraft world that a player would have, able to build and destroy whatever he wants.
  • He is friends to the mobs (the creatures of Minecraft), solely targeting you even if there is a chicken, a zombie or even a creeper nearby. Either the mobs ignore him,or he is only visible to you. 
  • Most mods, videos and anything about Herobrine mentions about his eyes, which can burn anything. (although this might be an exaggeration made by the community).
  • Herobrine is near-certainly inspired by Slenderman, who is also the inspiration behind Endermen.
  • Herobrine is also known for 404'ing his profile page on the Minecraft Forums, however there may not have been a profile for him in the first place.


Herobrine has become a famous "character" in the community. Hundreds of photos exist online, although most of them are fake. Mods and plug-ins have also been made. With Herobrine's popularity as large as it is, it is nearly impossible to prove or disprove his existance.

Fact from FictionEdit

With his popularity, many photos exist. Here is a way of judging whether a photo is legitimate or not.

    Herobrine has been shown to only appear on
    tiny render distance.
    Herobrine seems to only appear on 
    single player.
    All original photos depict Herobrine 
    with NO items in hand.
    Herobrine has his arms lowered in 
    original photos. Otherwise, it is most                          
    likely a re-textured zombie.
    Herobrine only appears in the Overworld 
    dimension in the originals,   
    despite being popularized as being nether-based.
    Herobrine's only appearance is EXACTLY as the 
    default player's is, with the       
    only exemption being the eyes, which are WHITE.
    Herobrine has not been proven to be spawned by a 
    "shrine", and this is just       
    a myth popularized by the mod.
    Herobrine doesn't talk in chat or atempt to communicate 
    with the player in any way (in-game).
    Herobrine has only been officially communicating via the minecraft forums,
    and trying to see the info on the account will 
    lead to a web page error.
    The original Herobrine sightings do not capture Herobrine doing anything
    malignant. Whether Herobrine is truly evil or not is unknown, although many
    fake sightings, mods, etc. have caused most of the Minecraft community to 
    believe he is evil.

The TruthEdit

The most likely theory is, that Herobrine is fake, and then after the original sightings, he was made popular by the community. Early in Minecraft, (during the first stages of Indev) existed a mob called "Human". The human mob looked exactly like the player does. Since alpha, coding from the human mob was deleted in many updates, but instead of addressing this directly, the removal was said as "Removed Herobrine". Here is a link to the "human" mob.

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