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 he 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 could be a virus that re-installs itself into, or adapts 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 targetting the player even if there is a chicken, a zombie or even a creeper nearby. Either the mobs ignore him, or he is only visible to the player.
- 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 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 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.