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So guys, we did it, we reached a quarter of a million subscribers.


Niall (born: May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14) [age 22]), better known online as Pyrocynical (or simply Pyro), is a British commentary YouTuber who was formerly recognized to be one of the early adopters of the well-known colored border which surrounds video clips shown during commentary videos.

As of today, Niall uploads various types of videos, especially trend videos, on his channel. He currently refers to his viewer base as the "Bruh Army," a dig at PewDiePie's Bro Army. Most of his descriptions would even contain an ASCII Drawing of the Brofist, something PewDiePie originally had in his descriptions during the early days of his career.


Niall created his YouTube channel in 2013, but only started uploading videos in 2014, mostly MLG montage parodies, which he later claimed to be embarrassed about. On October 30, 2015, a video was released on Niall's channel titled "IT'S JUST A PRANK BRO", a commentary-style video which was a noticeable deviation from the montage parody content. From then on, only one other montage parody video was released on his channel titled "SHREK HAS SWAG 2". This was a commentary video, although the actual montage parody was not the bulk of the video and it was short compared to his previous montage parodies.

As of 2019, Niall's content is a mix of trending topics, gaming videos, and commentary. He has also begun interacting with others more frequently in skits, the largest being a Reddit video looking at Despacito memes.

Niall's emblematic trait is his ginger-brown (now bleached blonde) hair. which many have joked about, saying he looks as if he were "a cute little lesbian". Niall's commentary videos started off mostly having gameplay of first-person shooters in the background, notably CS: GO or Overwatch, although nowadays, he has completely scrapped that format and has replaced it with real-life footage of himself in his bedroom. An early exception of this is when his fans convinced him to put "Connect 4" gameplay in the background. Later videos display gameplay of "Garfield Kart" (advertised in the descriptions as "clinical depression"). Niall claims he has compiled over 12 hours worth of Garfield Kart footage and 100 hours of total gameplay.

Prior to Niall's face reveal, pictures of his face had been leaked from his private Facebook page by the host of DramaAlert, Keemstar, to Twitter. However, Keemstar has claimed that he has never leaked information from Niall's private Facebook page and the picture that he tweeted had already been leaked on Twitter and Google Images. Frankly, Niall uploaded a video of him brushing his teeth on Twitter, which was later deleted. On October 12, 2016, Niall unexpectedly uploaded a video of his face reveal, titled who i'm voting for president (face reveal), mocking the Casey Neistat controversy about the 2016 United States presidential election. He has included his appearance in almost every video since the reveal, changing his video format once more.


Niall has done a lot of collaborations and gameplay-related content with other fellow YouTubers such as NFKRZ (who made his old intro animation) and Bamanboi. He can also be seen with other YouTubers including most of the commentary genre such as MemeulousWillNE, ImAllexxJameskii, Squizzy, Vargskelethor,Trollzous, Dolan Dark, and Colossal Is Crazy.

Niall has made several positive effects on other YouTubers such as LtCorbis when he promoted her channel, as well as BionicPIG when he promoted his music.

Niall used to be frequently criticized for being a "LeafyIsHere clone" due to the great similarity of their content, despite the difference in their personalities. Niall responded by self-deprecating himself and making more of a resemblance to Leafy by using clickbait and good content. Despite all of the drama, Niall and Leafy remained friends and appeared on Drama Alert with a playground insult match. However, a video later made by HeyWatchYourMouth, a friend of Niall, claimed that Leafy secretly hates Niall and believes he copied his style.


Feud With Keemstar

Both Keemstar and Niall have been in a long lasting feud since April 2016. On April 9, 2016, Niall made a video titled, "KEEMSTAR RANT", in which he suggested that Keem should have verbally added a disclaimer to the video in which he discussed the Toby Turner rape controversy, as they were just allegations. Keem didn't like the suggestion and went to Twitter calling Niall out as well as leaking private pictures of him. There is one video, in which Keem insists that Niall himself told him he was supposedly dating a French minor girl (yet he always altered said girl's age). Keem also claimed he sucked him off and that Niall goes to furry conventions, supposedly inviting a big YouTuber there.

The heated conversation went on until Keemstar
My Experience With KEEMSTAR

My Experience With KEEMSTAR

decided to block Niall. On June 9, 2016, Niall uploaded a video called "My Experience With KEEMSTAR", stating all the things that Keemstar has done in the past to hurt him, for example, claiming that Niall is a pedophile. This brought much hate to DramaAlert and damaged Keem's reputation.

Though there had been many Keemstar rants prior to this, Niall's was seemingly the first to conclude the Keemstar feud on YouTube. Keem had a decline in views after Niall's video was published (though he's doing fairly well now; he seems to have stayed out of drama - regarding him personally - ever since).


  • Niall was in a long-term relationship with the Korean-Australian artist/animator Hyojin Choi, known commonly online as Squizzy formerly Squizxy. On April 17, 2019, she announced on Twitter that they split on friendly terms.
    • During the Slazo-controversy turned (mainly) ImAllexx and Squizzy-controversy, there was a certain point Hyojin was blamed for 3 seperate things: one of which was cheating on him with Dolan Dark. Hyojin said it wasn't anyones business, Dolan said it never happened since him and Niall are still good friends and from time to time still collab.
  • His main genre of videos is comedy and gaming though he has posted several serious videos too;
  • Despite never really doing much harm, he always somehow manages to get his Twitter account banned. He was once banned for threatening to grind Cold Ones' lard into his mid-roll ads as a build-up to a "funny" skit.
  • He is well known for using "funny" props in his videos, which include Minecraft tools, a Roadhog mask, several hats including the Niall's hat, etc.
  • His favorite Overwatch hero is Roadhog, with Ana being a close second.
  • His most fond memories of his "lonely" childhood were of playing Spyro The Dragon.
  • It seems that he is very fond of the video game series Dark Souls, due to the number of references he edits into his videos.
  • There are many common jokes that he and his fans often use:
    • That his father is in prison;
    • "So guys, we did it!" (a line from his 250k subscriber special) followed by a sentence detailing an event;
      • Also, the cat in the wheelchair meme, which usually co-related to the 250k subs meme;
    • Calling himself a lesbian or being called a "cute little lesbian";
    • Replacing any word relating to killing or harming someone with "game end" so the video doesn't get demonetized, which is obviously a joke;
    • The fanbase constantly asking for Petscop 2;
    • The fanbase joking that he spent £3.000 on Belle Delphine to play Minecraft with him yet complains he can't afford a car. His reply is always that "it was an investment".
      • At the end of the day, she didn't play Minecraft with him due to being uncomfortable with it.
    • He promoted his spring merch by saying the line: "It's not ethically made but epically made".
  • During and after the PewDiePie vs. T-Series subscriber battle, Niall made frequent claims that his subscriber base (which he referred to as the Bruh Army, or PewDiePie's "Bro Army, but better") could overtake PewDiePie's subscriber account. Showing both of their subscriber counts and clearly being sarcastic about it.
    • He'll either say we're only x million off or I believe we can close that gap.
    • After the PewDiePie Vs. T-Series battle, Pyrocynical began begging his viewer base to subscribe, as he feared the channel of Morgz's mom would overtake him in subscriber count.
  • His real full name is unknown. For a long time, it was thought to be Niall Comas[1], but he has since debunked it.
  • In the last half of June 2019, Niall uploaded several pictures of himself cosplaying female anime characters, for example, Ryūko Matoi from Kill la Kill and Mt. Lady from My Hero Academia on his Instagram.
    • According to Dolan Dark's comment on Niall and Dolan's Cold Ones episode Niall wore makeup during their entire trip in Australia and claims that Niall is into crossdressing. 

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1,000 subscribers: May 27, 2014
  • 2,500 subscribers: June 6, 2014
  • 10,000 subscribers: June 22, 2014
  • 25,000 subscribers: July 16, 2014
  • 100,000 subscribers: September 28, 2014
  • 250,000 (a quarter of a million) subscribers: March 21, 2015
  • 1 million subscribers: June 7, 2016
  • 2 million subscribers: October 28, 2017
  • 3 million subscribers: March 9, 2019




This page was created on March 29, 2016 by Spirits of nature.

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