|“||The camera pans over to the Host, who continues to talk about the situation, then it pans over to the next person. The next person (Unintelligible) then asks the opinion of Septiplier.||”|
–The Host, describing the events of the meeting
At some point following his defeat, the Author realized he wasn't the one truly in control of his stories; That he himself was merely playing a part in a larger story. Realizing his role was merely a host to the guests to his world, his whole outlook changed. (TUMBLR: I Thought Author would be back Before Host)
On one fateful day, The Host had established himself in a computer terminal in a darkened room, with monitors displaying only static. He wore a sadistic grin as he donned a pair of headphones, in preparation for some well-enjoyed task. (SKETCH: Danger in Fiction: The Host)
- This character was frequently confused with Darkiplier, to the point that both the official Markiplier Wiki and this wiki both attributed an image of the Host as being one of Darkiplier. However, the Markiplier sketch "Markiplier TV" revealed that they were indeed different characters.
- This wiki and many other sources didn't recognize "The Author" and "The Host" as one and the same, largely due to personality and completely changed visual aesthetic; However, a reply to a confused fan's Tumblr corrected this misconception.