Ryan Terry (born: June 11, 1989YouTuber known for playing indie, adventure, stealth, and horror games. He also reads creepypastas and internet-related stories.), better known as Cryaotic (or simply Cry, formerly ChaoticMonki), is an American
However, he is currently taking an indefinite hiatus due to accusations of sexual misconduct towards fans, of which some were minors at the time. He briefly admitted one in one of his YouTube videos and made a couple of extra statements, which are all on his Twitter account, but has since not shown any signs of returning.
Cry is best known for his YouTube let's plays, and his cooperations with other YouTubers (the most popular team-up is PewDiePie). He is known to have a "glass half full" and clearly optimistic attitude and is very passive throughout almost every happening in his "Let's Play" games. He is also known to sometimes submerge himself into different personas (or to "act the part") related to the story of the game being played at the time. One example of this: when playing an indie horror game (in which he depicted himself as the "witch's" husband) he would yell comedic things such as "Honey! There's a head in the toilet!" and "Honey, you're creeping me out! Why did I marry that woman".
Cry is also known to have numerous fans that are completely obsessed with his "angelic" voice and calm personality. These fans are usually female. This group of fans was, however, greatly increased in one of his videos, "Hangover Cure", where he reads a BL fan-fiction of himself and fellow streamer Russ Money.
Cry has never revealed his face, but his name and location are known. Generally, he does not want his personal information (name, address, etc.) to be spread, despite some of it already being public; he works to make sure no more of his details become known.
He used to co-host a Livestream, titled "Late Night with Cry and Russ" every Saturday night with other streamers, who, since the beginning of the stream's history, have been known as "The Late Night Crew", or the "LNC" for short. The LNC consists of: Russ Money, Scott Jund and Snake. "Late Night with Cry and Russ" used to be streamed at 11:00 p.m. EST on Saturdays, then changed to 9:00 p.m. EST, and now, due to certain legal problems, is disbanded. It could be viewed at their twitch.tv account, or the fan channel Draxr (which doesn't upload content of him anymore). The streams lasted an average of 8 hours, usually into around 6-7 AM.
Cry's profile picture was drawn by him when he used to draw (Cry was asked on his Tumblr what it was, and this is how he responded: "I used to draw, and it was a drawing I did way back when. :D Here y’go!")
A common debate among Cry's viewers is whether or not they would like to see his face. It is argued that if he were to be seen, it would ruin the mystery surrounding him. Regardless, he persistently and effectively refuses. Now the subject of asking him results in either being ignored or angry, fan-based retaliation. Cry has confirmed he wears glasses (x) and it is evident in one of his Tumblr posts where he describes looking through a recently cleaned pair of glasses is like HD. In a collaboration video with Jesse Cox, he empathized with Jesse when he complained about not being able to use Google Glass due to wearing glasses. Cry has also confirmed he has blue eyes, and he does not have brown hair.
As a YouTube gamer, Cryaotic did what he did regardless of his subscriber count, and more-so for the pure joy he delighted in while playing. According to his Tumblr account, he sets aside 30 minutes to an hour a day which is filled with absolutely nothing but looking through fan-mail and messages, replying to as many as he can.
On another website, a fan asked where the name Cry came from. Cry answered: "Playing Counter Strike as a kid. See a guy named Cryosin. Think it's a cool name. Make a WoW character with the same name. Former name used to be ChaoticMonki. People called me Cry for short on that server with that name. It stuck. Then I wanted to somehow combine the 2 names into something I personally made, that fit me better. So. Cryaotic was born."
In the video (Dead Night with Cry and Russ 6/21/14 Part 6) Cry mentioned that he has 6 ethnicities. German, Italian, Scottish, Irish, French, and Cherokee.
In another video (Cry Talks: Fish Answers) Cry had confirmed that he is pansexual. He said that he only cared about the personality of the guy/girl/etc. that he had a relationship with, taking no consideration with gender or anything else.
In another video (BroKen #3 w/ Cry) at time 49:54, Cry admits he doesn't own a green hoodie or have brown hair; that most fan-art portrayed him to have. Cry corrected Felix and Ken that his eyes are blue.
Apparently born in Binghamton, New York as stated in the Late Night Stream on February 20, 2016, and was raised and still currently lives in Florida, as claimed in a tweet and most recently in a serious Cry Talks video.
Late Night with Cry and Russ
Every Saturday, since 2011, Cry used to host a Livestream on his Twitch account, joined by fellow streamers Russ Money, Scott Jund, Snake, and maybe some other guests. The stream originated as a way for Cry to play with his fans throughout the night, but after a series of complications, it just became a way for Cry and the Crew to entertain their fans with humor and video games. The stream usually lasted around 8 hours, starting at 11 PM to 6 or 7 AM in Eastern Time.
On the June 24, 2020, after the whole accusations situation broke out, crew member Russ confirmed during a stream that the LNC was officially disbanded.
Sexual harassment, misconduct, and pedophilia
On June 20, 2020, Cryaotic was accused of engaging in explicit activities with over a dozen and a half women, some of which were underage at the time of the misconduct. Word broke out as part of the first wave of countless allegations made towards multiple YouTubers in 2020. He would admit to these actions on social media and even made a video about it on YouTube. The video was 4 minutes and 22 seconds long, and he received a large amount of backlash with the context alone. The video itself was short, and there were many that felt he glossed over the major parts of the situation and the apology was lackluster. In the video, he claimed to have been in a dark place while denying any physical contact and to have "not been aware of their ages". He has since said he will post a follow-up video with a more thought out statement. Several other members of the Late Night Crew have made statements on the issue, as well as several of his victims.
However, as accusations rose and everything was brought up to the authorities and even the FBI, Cry released no further statements and went into an indefinite hiatus from his accounts. Only the involved know the situation.
Ex-fans in his subreddit have compiled a timeline of what happened and public accusations against Cry, including streams, transcripts, and Tweets showing screenshots of worrying conversations, with his actions dating as far back to around 2011.
Up until the last time it was publicly spoken about, there were roughly 19-20 victims, with about 4 or 5 of which were minors.
On September 10, 2020, he was permanently banned from Twitch. In November 2020, his profile picture on Twitter was set to a sentence with a black background labeled "More To Come", speculating that Cry was planning to make a comeback and/or make a better statement. But as of September 2021, both of these have yet to come to fruition.
The Sup Guy or Cry Dude is Cry's mascot, and it is the only visual representation for the YouTuber, which was created in The Numbers, celebrating some of Cry's subscriber milestones. Many non-canon variants of the Sup Guy have since been created by fans, including Thneed,Mad!Cry, Virus!Cry, Handsome!Cry and ever so popular 9/22/12 LiveStream introducing: DrunkCry. Each of the variants are used to represent Cry himself. Having no face to be identified with by fans turns out to be a problem, hence artists will often draw him how they imagine him to look like as a human person, sometimes with his face obscured by a mask. Attributes of the human Cry change based on the artist's own personal ideas of him.
A common trait with these drawings is the depiction of Cry having blue eyes, and ear length or slightly longer brown hair. Less common depictions see him with blonde hair. In a video he made together with PewDiePie and CinnamonToastKen, Cry said that he doesn't have brown hair and doesn't own a green hoodie. He also said that "Green isn't even my (Cry's) color!". He does, however, adore plaid.
An unofficial name that was given to Cry's fans is CryBabies, as of December 21, 2013, where an argument broke out in the livestream and Cry asked Red what the fans should be called, to which she replied "Crybabies." and Cry said "Oh come on!", which suggests Cryaotic doesn't approve of this name. Despite this, fans still use the name "Crybabies" on occasion, and Cry will express he thinks the name is dumb, or he just generally dislikes it.
The Crys (Fanmade)
The Crys are separate personas representing Cry's moods. During most of his videos/streams, Cry will sometimes enter into a "different personality", usually based on his emotional state/state of being/state of the game at the time of recording. Some personalities are silly and fun, much like Cry usually is, while others are a bit more dark or malevolent. Certain personalities, such as Mad or Virus, are represented in fanart as cold or evil versions of Cry. Also, it is shown that one game can change him into more than one persona (Shown while he plays "Rule of Rose" and changes from MadCry to DrunkCry because he can't stand the battles). The most known Crys in the fandom are these 5 personas he "changes into":
MadCry: One of the most known and infamous of Crys, Mad is personified by a bloody mask with the mouth of the mask opened, revealing sharp "teeth". He is also personified as Cry's evil twin of sorts, shown in some drawings fighting against his malevolent doppelganger. While he is very rarely unleashed, when he is, Mad is known to use violent methods against NPCs, and uttering a laugh only attributed to an asylum patient.
VirusCry: While he is a bit like Mad, Virus is actually one of the more mysterious of the personalities Cry "controls". It's to be noted that while Virus may not possess Cry himself, he does possess the main tool Cry keeps at his disposal: his computer. He is believed by some to be the main cause of why most of Cry's games crash in the middle of his recordings. Virus is usually represented in a similar way to Mad, but uses a blue color scheme instead of red, with his mask's mouth shut, but his "teeth" are still shown. Also, replacing the blood usually staining Mad's mask, Virus instead had a neon-blue patch of data growing across the mask. This patch is known as the "Virus infection", known to infect certain individuals who come in physical contact with Virus. It resembles a Hollow, a character from the anime series "Bleach".
DrunkCry: One that's a bit more "recently discovered", DrunkCry only appears when Cry is, obviously, drunk as hell. Mostly in the Livestream's drinking games, Drunk has also appeared in the final 2 videos of Cry's walk-through of Rules of Rose.
- "You guys are just jealous of me and Pewds' fucking porn pictures that people have drawn!" (OHH BABY!! (Gmod Prop Hunt)
- "Oh, I forgot we were recording I need to put my sexy voice on." (IT'S CRUSHING ME!!! | Prop Hunt (Garry's Mod)
- "How dare you advertise me to your people?!" (GETTING BLOATED (Shiftlings)
- "Ah, what a special little fucking teacup." (Cry Plays: Undertale [P3])
- "Is this car?" (Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes)
- "OH, YOU GOT A RACECAR BED DUDE! HOLY SHIT!" (Cry Plays: Undertale [P3])
- "Sans your brother won't date me!" (Cry Plays: Undertale [P3])
- "Hey Sans, WAKE THE FUCK UP!" (Cry Plays: Undertale [P4])
- "WELCOME TO FUCK!" (Cry Plays: Undertale [P4])
- "Same deal. You haven't heard? You're free man, you silly bean!" (Cry Plays: Undertale [Part 10] [Finale])
- "But Timmy was just there! Bruh!" (Cry Plays: 60 Seconds!)
- "Bitches, bitches, big booty bitches, gotta have my bitches, sounds like a cereal commercial if you think about bitches as cereal." (I'm a rapper now (Temporary Video)
- "Don't do cocaine." (Ski fuck (Temporary Video)
- "Sometimes we forget math exists." (I'm a math (Temporary Video)
Note: The following dates are according to
- 100,000 subscribers: August 7, 2012
- 200,000 subscribers: October 9, 2012
- 300,000 subscribers: December 2, 2012
- 400,000 subscribers: January 14, 2013
- 500,000 subscribers: March 10, 2013
- 600,000 subscribers: April 27, 2013
- 700,000 subscribers: June 13, 2013
- 800,000 subscribers: July 18, 2013
- 900,000 subscribers: August 20, 2013
- 1 million subscribers: October 3, 2013
- 1.1 million subscribers: November 24, 2013
- 1.2 million subscribers: January 15, 2014
- 1.3 million subscribers: February 23, 2014
- 1.4 million subscribers: April 11, 2014
- 1.5 million subscribers: June 4, 2014
- 1.6 million subscribers: July 7, 2014
- 1.7 million subscribers: July 31, 2014
- 1.8 million subscribers: September 7, 2014
- 1.9 million subscribers: November 22, 2014
- 2 million subscribers: February 14, 2015
- 2.1 million subscribers: May 31, 2015
- 2.2 million subscribers: September 8, 2015
- 2.3 million subscribers: November 3, 2015
- 2.4 million subscribers: February 20, 2016
- 2.5 million subscribers: May 30, 2016
- 2.6 million subscribers: October 23, 2016
- 2.7 million subscribers: May 7, 2017
- Below 2.7 million: June 21, 2020
- Below 2.6 million: September 20, 2020
- Below 2.5 million: July 8, 2021