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'Cuz my name is CoryxKenshin!

―Cory's outro

Cory DeVante Williams[1] (born: November 9, 1992 (1992-11-09) [age 27]), better known online as CoryxKenshin, is an American YouTuber and Let's Player who also does charities. Some refer to him as the "best samurai".[2] He is currently based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Due to Cory's personality and the unique edits in his videos, he was able to get a good and active fanbase on his channel.


Cory first joined YouTube on April 26, 2009. In October 2013, Cory played his first horror game, a survival game under the name, "White Finger". The first game series he made was about the 1994 sports game called "Super Punch Out!". Cory appeared in several gaming festivals such as Comic-Con International and PAX East, during which he met famous YouTubers such as Muyskerm, Yamimash, LordMinion777, and jacksepticeye. Cory is also known to play horror games, especially RPG horrors, but he also played action games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls. His favorite playthroughs are the videos about Outlast, The Evil Within and Corpse Party.

Personal Life

Though not much is known about Cory's personal life, he was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Detroit and now lives in South Lyon, Michigan. Cory moved to South Lyon in 2017. He officially bought a house there for $415,000 on May 12, 2017. The house has 13 beds 0 baths and 2,705 sqft. He has a brother named Anthony, who appeared in one of his videos[3] and a pet dog named Samson the Savage (also known as "Sam") who joined the Samurai Community on May 3, 2016. According to Cory, Sam is the first pet he ever owned.

Originally, Cory went to the University of Michigan, but later dropped out to further pursue his YouTube career.


Samson The Savage "Sam"

Cory has made it clear that he is of a Christian faith, adding verses to the end of most of his videos, as well as making many references to God on his channel.

On April 25, 2017, Cory announced in a video that he has Ectodermal Dysplasia, which is a rare genetic disorder which he inherited from his father: he has only 24 teeth instead of 32, and lacks any normal amount of hair on his body.[4]


Cory has became notorious for his hiatuses.

On February 16, 2016, Cory stopped uploading for 2 months. During this time, he wasn't active on Twitter, Instagram, etc. However, on April 29, 2016, Cory announced he will be back, and he did return with a video on April 30. He said that he apologizes for not updating any of his social media sites and he was sorry about leaving his fans behind.

2 years later, on January 16, 2018, Cory stopped uploading again, yet this time it was for 4 months. Cory was on a trip before he stopped uploading. He did return on May 20, 2018, with a live stream where he explained that he was not 100% ready, he wasn't well-rested, and that he just wanted to quit. On November 16, Cory had taken a break off of YouTube again, but he returned a month later with a comical skit video called "ASMR HORROR GAMES".[5]

On May 8, 2019, he uploaded the video "THE 100-DAY STREAK IS OVER! 100 Upload Days In a Row." in which he explains that it has been always his goal to upload daily for 100 days before taking a 4-month break as a joke.[6] He considered this a test of perseverance and hard work. However, he uploaded a gameplay video one month later on June 12, 2019, and said he was going to return on June 16, 2019, but did not. This hiatus was the longest, lasting nine months long from June 28, 2019, to April 3, 2020.

On May 31, Cory uploaded a video stating that 2020 is the worst year of his life. He explains that bad things have happened on his lifetime. He also explains that the year 2020 is chaos because of Australian Bushfires, the death of Kobe Bryant, and Coronavirus that infects all over the planet. Because of this, CoryXKenshin left for two weeks until on the June 19. Cory uploaded only one video which he plays The Last Of Us 2 because he had to come back for this. On July 12, Cory started uploading actively and is currently not on a break.

Cory once again uploaded another video named:2020: GOOD VIBE CHECK

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: December 15, 2016
  • 2 million subscribers: October 10, 2017
  • 3 million subscribers: August 1, 2018
  • 4 million subscribers: March 26, 2019
  • 5 million subscribers: October 13, 2019
  • 6 million subscribers: April 25, 2020

Notable Series

  • Life is Strange (Finished) - The life of a supernatural teen girl that has the ability to rewind time. The game was created by Square Enix. (DK)
  • Yandere Simulator (Finished) - Follow Ayano as she tries to get her senpai's attention while eliminating her rivals. By Yandere Dev.[7] 
  • Kindergarten (Finished) - A child tries to survive his twisted kindergarten class. By Con Man Games and Smash Games.[8]
  • Cooking with Kenshin (Ongoing) - Also known as CoryxCooking, it's a cooking show by Cory, often including him cooking generic food entrees, suggested by his fans.[9]
  • Injustice 2 (Finished) - By DC Comics and NetherRealm Studios, creator of Mortal Kombat X.[10]
  • Emily Wants To Play & Emily Wants To Play Too (Finished) - A horror game in which a pizza delivery man has been trapped in a house and he has to escape it in order to survive.[11]
  • Duck Season (Finished) - A VR horror game about a kid whose mother rented a seemingly normal game for a day. By Stress Level Zero.
  • Mortal Kombat X (Finished) - Part of the Mortal Kombat franchise by NetherRealm Studios.[12]
  • Five Nights at Freddy's (Finished) - An indie horror game about a security guard working his night shift at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. By Scott Cawthon.[13]
  • Detroit: Become Human (Finished) - In the year 2038, androids are constantly going rogue and becoming deviant. You decide their future by controlling three other androids, Connor, Markus, and Kara, through a complex story-driven game by Quantic Dream.[14]
  • Hello Neighbor (Finished) - Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game by TinyBuild, about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement.
  • Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning (Finished) - The player's friend has left 7 notebooks at school and asks you to get them. However, Professor Baldi won’t let you grab them and gives you math problems you have to solve. If you get even one wrong, Baldi gets angry and starts to chase you. Created by Micah McGonigal.
  • Geometry Dash (On Hold) - A 2D platforming game created by Swedish game developer Robert Topala. The game consists of 21 original levels made by RobTop (Robert Topala), with ~60 million online user made levels that are available to play as well. There are 7 different vehicles in the game that the player controls depending on the gameplay in the level. The level difficulties of levels range from Easy to Extreme Demon.
  • Granny (Finished) - A horror game where you must escape Granny’s House in 5 days. If she catches you more than five times, the game is over. This game was made by DVLoper, who is also the creator of the Slendrina series.
  • Resident Evil 2 (Finished) - In his last 2018 video, Cory said the original Resident Evil 2 was one of the first horror games he ever played. He finished playing the remastered edition of it and its DLC.[15]
  • Dark Deception (Ongoing) - A story-driven first-person horror maze game with monsters looking for the player as you collects soul shards to escape. Created by Glowstick Entertainment. Cory completed the first chapter (Monkey Business), the second chapter (Elementary Evil and Deadly Decadence), as well as the next three after that.
  • Spooky Scary Sundays (SSS) (Ongoing) - A series in which every Sunday he watches scary videos sent in by his subscribers (the samurai) through the means of his Twitter account.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (Finished) - A continuation in the series of Mortal Kombat games. Originally played by Cory when the game was initially released to the public, Cory halted progress with the newest leave of absence taken. In May of 2020, Cory resumed his playthrough after the release of the DLC for the game (Soon after Cory proceeded to finish the entire original story mode in the penultimate two and half hour video. Said task took 13 hours of Cory's life.)
  • Minecraft (Ongoing) - A 2009 block texture style adventure game where you can explore the world and create whatever you can imagine.


  • Cory nicknames himself "the ankle Breaker".
  • Cory's brother Anthony has a YouTube channel named Certified AK.
  • Cory hit 5 million subscribers while he was on hiatus.
  • During his longest hiatus, Cory removed his Instagram page on July 2019, but re-uploaded it on September 2019.
  • Cory was involved in a automobile accident in 2016.
  • In the video Cory uploaded after his 9 month hiatus (hey, been a while), he reveals that he needed to spend some time away from his videos and social media. During this time he took many trips, notably one to Japan with his friend Dashie, and was spending a lot of time with his family.
  • He reveals that he finds himself depressed and anxious because of YouTube. In videos made after his hiatuses, he confesses he wishes his life could've amounted to more and he feels he spends too much time focusing on his videos and overthinking them.
  • Cory also calls himself, as well as asks his subscribers to call him, "The Shogun".
  • It is revealed in CoryxComments #2 that CoryxKenshin forgot all of his Spanish and learned Japanese. He also said in that same video he wanted to learn Korean.


  • "Y'all don't want these problems!"
  • " 'Cause my name is Cory Kenshin!" (When referencing himself to others)
  • "Sucka, who you think you talkin' to?"
  • "Let's get it!"
  • "Suckie!!"
  • "Sup YouTube, what's goin' on? Cory Kenshin here and WELCOME!" (Intro)
  • "I'm not losing again." (losing against Nick Bruiser in Super Punch Out Episode 5)
  • "CoryxCooking!" (CoryxCooking/Cooking With Kenshin Episodes)
  • "Come catch this work sucka!" (Subnautica)
  • "AnkleBreaker don't fail me now!"
  • "Night 5 is going down the basement." (Five Nights at Wario's)
  • "Let's Go Torpedo shot dang it I missed shot him again!!!"
  • "What they throw, low cee blow?" (From COD: BOD)
  • "Check the cams for Squidward... Dang It, Squidward! FREAKIN' SQUIDWARD!" (Five Nights at the Chum Bucket)
  • Yo, look at that one hun harchoo... what?" (From Happy Wheels Episode 12)
  • "Feels good when the light's off!" (One Night at Flumpty's 2 Hard Boiled Mode)
  • "Freak you think you thought?"
  • "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, he was black and you never knew. Spider-Man, Spider-Man, his name was Cory and he had an afro. Look out, 'cause here comes-a Spider-Man." (Happy Wheels)
  • ”LET’S GO! FINISH HIM ERMAC! Mmm! Come on, come on. PLEASE, NECK BREAK!” (Mortal Kombat X #16, X-Raying Sub-Zero with Ermac)
  • "I'm spectral, boy!" (Hello Neighbor, after activating the Ghost Cheat)
  • "LET'S GOOO!!" (Cory's victory cheer)
  • "Hopefully you guys enjoyed it. If you did, be sure to S-S-S-S-SAMURAI slice that like button. Subscribe today to join the samurai. and until next time my brothers and sisters." (Outro)
  • "GET YO ANKLES BROKE!!!" (Ao Oni)
  • "Shut up. - CoryxKenshin." (Getting Over it)
  • "You still freakin’ talking. - CoryxKenshin." (Getting Over It)
  • ”Catch this work!”
  • ”GOT EEM!!! RED DOT EEM!!!” (Finding Bigfoot)
  • "Who the Freak is This/That!!!"
  • "This game is too hard man. I have to watch all these cameras?" (Five Nights At Freddy's)
  • ”What the freak?! Turn off stuff!” (Five Nights at Treasure Island)
  • ”Get your freakin’ neck broke! (Mortal Kombat X #12, X-Raying D’Vorah with Tanya)
  • "It's so unfair. It's so unfair that this dude can move like he's freakin' Michael Jackson, man." (Five Nights at Candy's 3)
  • "BATMAN? MORE LIKE BLACK MAN!" (Batman: The Telltale Series)
  • "I AM YOUR KING!" (Detroit: Become Human)
  • ”BISCUIT BALLS! GET YOUR BISCUIT BALLS HERE!" (Kindergarten & CoryxCooking Samurai Breakfast Episode)
  • "Springtrap got them ankles spring snapped." (The Joy of Creation: Halloween Edition)
  • "It's ok Cory, take your pills." (Evil Nun)
  • "Well you know he's dead."
  • "Thank you for giving me a good life." (Forgotten)
  • "Baldi the big spender, huh? Where'd you get your birthday hat, save a dollar?" (Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash)
  • "Do I look like a joke to you?" (Dark Deception)
  • "Welcome back, to TJOC:R" (The Joy of Creation: Reborn)
  • "This animation lookin' crispy!" (SpookyScarySunday)
  • "Up down up down"
  • "I am the chosen./" (Try Not To Laugh Challenge)
  • "What's goin' on guys, CoryxKenshin here, and welcome"

he is a good Christian man


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