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A million people decided to press the same button, so now I am making a cake that can kill GOD.

―The opening line for his "Ranboo bakes a cake" video

Ranboo (born between December 24, 2003 and April 8, 2004 (2004-04-08) [age 17]) is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer known for his Minecraft content and collaborations. He is a member of the Minecraft server Dream SMP.

Personal life

Ranboo was born in the United States before between December 24, 2003 and April 8, 2004 (2004-04-08) [age 17].[1] His home is in the San Francisco Bay Area, as confirmed by one of his main Discord admins & Twitch moderators[2] after he posted a picture of the Twitch headquarters, located in San Francisco[3], but he is currently living in the United Kingdom with Tubbo. On June 3, 2021, he graduated high school.[4]

Appearance

On camera, Ranboo wears a black and white mask, sunglasses, and gloves. He does this as part of his online persona, and also to protect his privacy. He plans on potentially doing a full face reveal at 5 million subscribers, but this will depend on whether he is comfortable enough to do so when/if he reaches the milestone.

In July 2021, he opened up about his struggle with severe facial dysmorphia, a mental health condition affecting a person’s perception of their face and causing distress, saying that it is the main reason for covering his face and that he would not be able to edit his videos without doing so. This means he will continue to wear his mask and glasses even after the reveals. He has also requested that fans only use pictures of him with the mask and glasses for their profile pictures.

History

Ranboo created his channel on January 30, 2020. He uploaded his first video on August 13, 2020, a Skywars gameplay video titled "I decided to play skywars, it was a nightmare". Just under a month later, on September 11, 2020, Ranboo began streaming on Twitch.[5]

Rise in Popularity

Ranboo quickly gained traction by also posting on TikTok and from this was able to reach 200 YouTube subscribers on his first day of posting content. A few days after he started streaming, on September 25, he was raided by Punz with 5,000 raiders[6]. Punz's raid led Ranboo to gain even more of a following, and over time he was able to talk to other well-known Minecraft streamers like Eret and Nihachu.

He later experienced massive growth on November 27, 2020 when he told his stream chat that he would run for president of L'Manberg, a nation on the Dream SMP, without even being on the server. He was raided by Ph1LzA and Fundy (two popular streamers on the Dream SMP) during this stream, and Dream invited him to join the server. Ranboo was able to reach 1 million YouTube subscribers in January 2021, and within the next few months, became one of the most popular creators on the SMP.

Dream SMP

See also: Dream Team Wiki

Ranboo was invited to join the Dream SMP on November 27, 2020. During his second day on the server, Ranboo helped TommyInnit burn George's house, an event that led to Tommy's exile from his home nation of L'Manberg. This event forced Ranboo into the server's story, and he began working on his character later that evening.

Ranboo plays an enderman-hybrid character who suffers from memory loss. His character also has a state called "enderwalk" that is similar to sleepwalking, where he acts more enderman-like, and has amnesia after waking up from the state. He is currently trying to figure out more about his enderwalk state and how to stop it.

Ranboo's "lore streams" are some of the most popular on the SMP, often reaching over 100,000 live viewers due to the writing of his character and his accompanying acting. His extremely complex character has even impacted the server's writing as a whole, influencing other creators on the server to flesh out their characters by adding various details such as backstories and unique abilities.

Second Channel

On January 11 2021, Ranboo announced the creation of the "RanbooLIVE" channel, which he planned on using to upload his Twitch VODs twice a week.[7] Despite this, he has not yet uploaded to the channel. On August 18 2021, he renamed the channel to "RanbooPlaysStuff" and made a community post explaining the rename.[8]

Charity stream

On February 16, 2021, Ranboo found a feature allowing him to mass email all of his Twitch subscribers, and subsequently created a sub goal promising to send an email. This caused a huge influx of subscribers who wanted to receive the email and led Ranboo to gain over 10,000 new subscribers throughout the rest of the stream, making him the third most subscribed Twitch streamer at the time. After this, Ranboo decided to host a subathon stream on February 20 with the goal of becoming the most subscribed streamer on the site, with all of the proceeds from the stream going towards an American LGBTQ+ charity called The Trevor Project.

Over the 10-hour charity stream, Ranboo was given incredible support, far surpassing his original goal of #1, gaining 44,500 new subscribers and reaching a total of 100,000. He broke several Twitch records[9], having a hype train hit almost 60,000%, becoming one of only three streamers to hit 100k subscribers, and becoming the second most subscribed streamer at the time. He was also gifted large amounts of subscribers from several other creators on the Dream SMP, including Dream who gifted a total of 1,000. The stream even managed to cause glitches across Twitch's website.

He raised over $100,000 USD for the Trevor Project and later received thanks from the charity on Twitter.[10]

UK Trip

For several months after joining the SMP, Ranboo planned to meet up with Tubbo, a fellow creator on the Dream SMP who he quickly became close friends with, in the United Kingdom. On June 26, 2021, once travel regulations allowed for it, Ranboo flew to the UK and appeared in Tubbo's stream that same day. He is staying in the country for the next four months to meet up with several other UK creators before flying back to the US for VidCon 2021. But due for VidCon 2021 to be cancelled, he will have to fly back in US soon.

As of July 17, he has met up with TommyInnit, Wilbur Soot, Ph1LzA, Nihachu, Fundy, JackManifoldTV, Lovejoy, 5up, GeorgeNotFound, and Justa Minx, though he has only posted recorded content with Tubbo, Tommy, Fundy, George, Ph1LzA, Jack, and Wilbur.

Generation Loss

Having previously expressed interest in the horror genre, Ranboo was inspired to create his own horror mini-series in late July 2021 after watching The Walten Files.[11] The channel is titled Generation Loss, a reference to his use of 80s and 90s recording equipment in producing authentic analog horror audio and visual effects. It will be a combination of cartoon animation and live-action filming with as little post-production editing as possible.[12] He will be creating both the animation and music himself as he plans to learn how to use a variety of programs for this project.[13] The first series will be titled The Lostfield Incident #1.[14] The channel hit 100k subscribers within a day of being created.[15]

Minecraft Championship

Minecraft Championship is a Minecraft Tournament for YouTubers and Streamers run by the Noxcrew, in which 10 teams of four compete in a series of 8 minigames decided by the participants. A point multiplier makes each game worth more as each round passes, incentivizing teams to vote for games they might be bad at early on in the event. At the end, the two teams with the most points face off in a round of ‘Dodgebolt’ to decide the winner of the tournament. This makes it possible for a team to win despite potentially having fewer points than the runner-up.

  • MC Championships 1-14: Did not participate.
    • There was also a running inside joke that he was "banned" from the event, but this was because there are limited spots in the event and he was simply on the waitlist along with other creators.
  • MC Championships 15: Team Pink Parrots. Teamed with TapL, Tubbo and Wilbur Soot. Placed 14th individual and his team placed 3rd overall.
  • MC Championships 16: Team Red Rabbits. Teamed with Ph1LzA, Wilbur Soot and TommyInnit. Placed 24th individual and his team placed 9th overall.
  • MC Championships 17: Team Yellow Yaks. Teamed with Shubble, Smajor and Wilbur Soot. Placed 9th individual and his team placed 3rd overall.

Trivia

  • His favorite color is royal blue.[16]
  • His favorite video games are Minecraft and Portal 2.
  • His favorite television show is Gravity Falls.[17]
  • His Discord server is named "Ranboo's Corner".
  • He is 6'6" (1.98m) tall[18]
  • He talks and occasionally walks in his sleep.[19]
  • He has declared the 26th day of each month as National Ranboo Day, to celebrate the day that he joined the Dream SMP.[20]
  • Ranboo became a Twitch partner on November 18, 2020.[21]
  • Ranboo got a custom YouTube URL for his YouTube channel on September 14, 2020,[22] and was verified on November 9, 2020.[23]
  • Ranboo obtained YouTube rank on the Hypixel minecraft server on October 20, 2020.[24]
  • He has been playing Minecraft for around 9 years.[25]
  • A poll during one stream revealed 83% of his viewers to be LGBT+.[26]
    • Many of his transgender or nonbinary fans jokingly ask him to share "the gender", since there has been an overwhelming number of fans getting gender envy (the feeling of wanting to be like someone gender-wise or wanting to have someone's gender expression) from him.[27]
  • He sprained his wrist in October 2020.[28]
  • He uses a Shure SM7B microphone.
  • He spent one summer learning how to play Monopoly; he played Monopoly Plus on Sapnap and Tubbo's streams.[citation needed]
  • On March 16, 2021, Ranboo announced the creation of an alternate reality game based around his Dream SMP character, called the Enderwalk ARG. It follows the journal entries of a researcher named Z as they investigate the "enderwalk state".
  • His canonical name on the Dream SMP is Ranboo, my Beloved.
  • He plays piano-based instruments and owns a keytar.[29]
  • He applied for multiple jobs before streaming, but got denied every time.[citation needed]
    • He said that if streaming didn't work out, he would be working at Taco Bell.[30] He also has multiple Taco Bell shirts and wants to buy a Taco Bell employee shirt.
  • He has gray eyes.[31]
  • He currently holds multiple Twitch records which include being #1 most actively-subscribed Twitch streamer (during February and March 2021, as well as May 2021), youngest person to be #1 on Twitch and to hit 100k, fastest person and Minecraft streamer to be #1 on Twitch and to hit 100k.
  • He plays Dungeons & Dragons.[32]
    • He was featured as a guest on the Dungeons & Dragons podcast Just Roll With It, in which he played the character Clorten.[33] He also wore a pink suit for the recording, which was one of his previous Twitch subgoals.[34]
  • He can solve a Rubik's cube in less than 20 seconds.[35]
  • Through a Twitter competition Ranboo got the "Ranboo my beloved" meme gif put on a billboard in Times Square, New York.[36]
  • He is also a member of The Origins SMP and Cogchamp SMP.

Quotes

  • They say I'm built different, and I am built different in the fact that I have no moral backbone.
  • A pity pickaxe? Tommy, you have to realize that nothing I ever did for you was out of pity. Nothing.
  • I don't need to watch the streams anymore! I can just join and ruin the bits!
  • Dream SMP: where the server is normal, but the people are not.
  • It looks like a detonator!
  • And I'm getting stabbed again. Always fun.
  • If the crown fits, wear it.
  • You can't see it, but I'm dancing... very, very white-ly.
  • If the things the voice tells me are true... I deserve to be in that prison as much as Dream does.
  • Goodbye, L'Manberg. You were never a good idea to begin with. But at least you tried.
  • This is not supposed to be a good cake. This is supposed to be a cake that can kill god.
  • Can I get a hype train for me and Tubbo's canon marriage?
  • Let's punch some children.
  • The only thing that remains constant in life is death, and if we try to run from it, or react to it, we're only really blinding ourselves from something that we're gonna have to deal with.
  • Two times the cheese, two times the disease!
  • Sometimes in life things look burnt and you know what I say? Cook it more baby!
  • Im eating shards of glass right now What are you going to do What are you going to DO I’m eating shards of G L A S S

Subscriber milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1,000 subscribers: September 13, 2020[37]
  • 5,000 subscribers: September 20, 2020[38]
  • 10,000 subscribers: September 26, 2020[39]
  • 25,000 subscribers: October 8, 2020[40]
  • 40,000 subscribers: October 13, 2020[41]
  • 50,000 subscribers: October 15, 2020[42]
  • 100,000 subscribers: October 30, 2020[43]
  • 150,000 subscribers: November 28, 2020
  • 200,000 subscribers: December 5, 2020[44]
  • 300,000 subscribers: December 13, 2020[45]
  • 400,000 subscribers: December 20, 2020[46]
  • 500,000 subscribers: December 30, 2020[47]
  • 600,000 subscribers: January 6, 2021
  • 700,000 subscribers: January 16, 2021
  • 800,000 subscribers: January 24, 2021[48]
  • 900,000 subscribers: January 30, 2021
  • 1 million subscribers: February 2, 2021[49]
  • 2 million subscribers: April 20, 2021[50]
  • 3 million subscribers: July 28, 2021[51]

Gallery

References

  1. Ranboo revealing he is older than TommyInnit
  2. Tweet by Abby, one of his main Discord admins & Twitch mods (has direct contact w/ Ranboo)
  3. https://twitter.com/ranaltboo/status/1394028073721352193
  4. https://clips.twitch.tv/FrozenLivelyJayKappaPride-FL7dRUZd_b657ViM
  5. Ranboo's first stream announcement
  6. A TikTok made by Ranboo after Punz's raid
  7. RanbooLIVE channel announcement
  8. https://twitter.com/RanbooUpdates/status/1428169612974202883
  9. https://twitter.com/Ranboosaysstuff/status/1363371313985851394/photo/2
  10. Trevor Project thanking Ranboo
  11. https://clips.twitch.tv/PlayfulSuspiciousFlamingoYouWHY-ebNWrrg1eV8-NjUw
  12. https://clips.twitch.tv/SillyGentleGoblinFeelsBadMan-Oj1JCUV4AsKbjPQR
  13. https://clips.twitch.tv/ThoughtfulUninterestedLemurPraiseIt-9omRvQcM-AWQwEkl
  14. https://twitter.com/RanbooUpdates/status/1421890965694861312
  15. https://twitter.com/Generationloss1/status/1421897612060463112
  16. https://clips.twitch.tv/RefinedHelplessChipmunkHotPokket-EekCORhKvdTWV_7A
  17. https://clips.twitch.tv/CrazyEmpathicMartenMoreCowbell-iU8NeDsBx4iQLDmI
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6G87eaQBzk
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBtl8nACSs
  20. https://twitter.com/Ranboosaysstuff/status/1332020139290628096
  21. Ranboo becoming a Twitch partner
  22. Ranboo getting a custom YouTube URL
  23. Ranboo getting verified on YouTube
  24. Ranboo getting YouTube rank on Hypixel
  25. https://clips.twitch.tv/DependableShinyPlumNotATK-wU_jhByuOqY_bOmX
  26. Ranboo's stream poll saying 83% of viewers are LGBT+
  27. Ranboo talking about gender envy
  28. Ranboo mentioning his sprained wrist
  29. https://clips.twitch.tv/NurturingSpinelessKittenKevinTurtle
  30. https://clips.twitch.tv/HotBashfulGaurBrainSlug
  31. Ranboo's eye reveal
  32. https://clips.twitch.tv/SuspiciousCleanSrirachaPMSTwin-G_PhMLmxOJWQjc0T
  33. Ranboo's first, second, and third episodes on Just Roll With It
  34. Ranboo's pink suit subgoal
  35. https://twitter.com/ranboosaysstuff/status/1327836471420624897
  36. Ranboo my beloved in NY
  37. Ranboo hitting 1,000 subscribers
  38. Ranboo hitting 5,000 subscribers
  39. Ranboo hitting 10,000 subscribers
  40. Ranboo hitting 25,000 subscribers
  41. Ranboo hitting 40,000 subscribers
  42. Ranboo hitting 50,000 subscribers
  43. Ranboo hitting 100,000 subscribers
  44. Ranboo hitting 200,000 subscribers
  45. Ranboo hitting 300,000 subscribers
  46. Ranboo hitting 400,000 subscribers
  47. Ranboo hitting 500,000 subscribers
  48. Ranboo hitting 800,000 subscribers
  49. Ranboo hitting 1 million subscribers
  50. Ranboo hitting 2 million subscribers
  51. Ranboo hitting 3 million subscribers
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