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Characters of Marble Hornets


Major Characters

Jay

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 "Looking through some surveillance footage. Not sure what I'll find. I feel like I just have [to] know one more time what's been going on."

A college friend of student filmmaker Alex Kralie, and possibly the last person Alex talked to before leaving town. Jay wound up in possession of the raw tapes for Marble Hornets, the original student film, but forgot about them until he read something online that reminded him of them.

  Played by: Troy Wagner


  • Adorkable: He sometimes possesses traits of this, especially with how awkward he is with Jessica. It's also worth noting that the person who plays him, Troy, is this in spades.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Most obviously when listening to Alex's story about the woods.
  • Bad Liar: He gives Jessica about three incompatible reasons for him being in the hotel, to her understandable confusion. The amnesia probably doesn't help.
    • By season three, he's...exactly as bad at it as before. "I wasn't, like, sitting outside waiting on you or anything - I was in the area, so..."
  • Berserk Button: Jessica. He tries his best to protect her from Alex when he threatens to kill them, and when the Operator appears in her bedroom, Jay's resolve is so strong he charges straight at it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Subverted. Tries to be this to Jessica in Entry #52 when the Operator appears in her bedroom. It backfires horrendously.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: As above in Entry #52. It's implied coming into contact with the Operator is what caused Jay's amnesia.
  • Captain's Log: Jay's text commentary he often leaves before and/or after his videos. Justified in that Jay is talking to the viewers on Youtube.
  • Character Blog: His Twitter.
  • Character Development: Between Season 1 and 2, Jay went from being The Everyman who was essentially an audience proxy, to gaining his own distinct personality as someone who's rather awkward and not that bright, but learns from his mistakes. The writers themselves said they wanted to flesh out the characters to give more of a distinction between Jay and Alex, and to help tell some more interesting stories.
  • The Everyman: As stated above, he was very much an audience proxy in Season 1.
  • Genre Blindness: Frequently a victim to it, especially in Entries #16 and #18. An interesting case in #40, where he seems to be this, then subverts it.
    • And then goes back to being silly in Entry #46, when he sneaks into Alex's house while Alex takes out the trash, giving him a grand total of a minute and a half to investigate. Oh, and he drops his flashlight. Needless to say, he gets caught. Alex even calls him out on how stupid the idea is.
    • Jay himself and Alex lampshade his stupid decisions throughout the series in Entry #52.
  • Genre Savvy: As mentioned above, he seems to be learning from his mistakes when he drops the camera and runs in entry #40, which is probably the smartest thing anyone's done in the whole series.
    • Also, turning his cellphone to vibrate when infiltrating Alex's house, only to get a call from him while inside. Sure, he could have turned it to silent, but for Jay this might as well be rocket science.
    • One of the most savvy (and gutsy) moves he makes in the series: in Entry #47, Jay forcibly steals Alex's car keys and locks them in his own car. He then demands Alex to give him Jessica's number, and the calls the number to make sure it's correct, before he gives the keys back.
    • And to prove he's actually learning from his mistakes, in Entry #50 Jay returns to Alex's house once more, and this time he waits till Alex actually drives away before entering. Jay successfully steals the mysterious tape and gets away without Alex noticing. Not only that, but he labels the tape with a specific number and shows it to the camera, probably in an attempt to circumvent any more cases of amnesia. Good plan, and it worked.
  • He Knows Too Much: Alex's reason for threatening to kill Jay in Entry #52.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Starting with Entry #46, Jay began to make a habit of stalking Alex, not at all unlike the Operator and Maskies.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Developed a cough after getting involved with the whole escapade.
  • The Insomniac: Develops a severe case of insomnia after going through the tapes.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Loses his memory of all of the events between April 18th, 2010 (Entry #26) and November 23, 2010 (Entry #27). Also doesn't recall being part of the original film project.
  • Late to the Party: Until it turned out that he was in the party since the beginning, and he just doesn't remember.
  • Never Bring a Knife to A Gun Fight: Exactly What It Says on the Tin in Entry #52. Jay brings his knife again in case Alex tries anything. Sadly, Alex has a gun.
  • Nice Hat: Often seen wearing a brown cap.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Turns out Alex lied about finding Amy to Jessica so she wouldn't get involved in his problems. Jay, however, didn't realize this, and got Jessica caught up in his investigation, leading Alex to try to kill them both in Entry #52. Then there was her Mind Rape from the Operator, and later her abduction from the hotel. Yup, Jay well and truly ruined Jessica's life.
  • Properly Paranoid: Jay becomes suspicious of Alex sometime between Entry #43 and Entry #46. Then in Entry #47, it turns out he was right: Alex had been telling conflicting stories about Amy to him and Jessica. Comes to a head in Entry #49, when Alex murders someone.
    • In Entry #50, as he's walking through Rosswood Park with Alex, he swears he can hear footsteps behind him. He did. He later catches Masky/Tim following him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Alex's Red in Season 2. Jay's been shown to be more passive and less aggressive, (though that hasn't stopped him from being assertive).
  • Seeker Archetype
  • Shut UP, Hannibal: Gives this, of all people, to Alex in Entry #47. Alex gives Jay a massive chewing out about how he's done nothing but make things worse since he showed up again. Jay counters by saying Alex has been far too secretive and has done little to solve their problems himself.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: Spends a lot of Season 2 having these conversations with Alex. Comes to a head in Entry #47, where he's had enough of sitting around waiting for Alex to call him.
    • And then, it gets subverted in Entry #52, where we find out Alex was intentionally trying to keep Jay out of everything.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Protip, Jay: you've had over a year's worth of experience with malevolent and clearly paranormal stalkers. Wandering around alone in the woods is a very bad idea.
  • Took a Level In Badass: His attempt to physically attack the Operator in Entry #52, even though he failed.
  • Unreliable Narrator
  • Video Will: Jay gives a spoken monologue of his thoughts on all the events leading up to point at the start of Entry #52, just in case something happens when he follows Alex into the Rosswood Park.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets a few of these from Alex. In Entry #42, he calls Jay out on going into the woods near Rosswood Park by himself. Then in Entry #46, he calls Jay out on breaking into his house; not even so much the breaking in part, but the fact he did it while Alex was taking out the trash, giving him little to no time to actually find anything. Then he gets called out on it again in Entry #47, though this time he dishes it back out to Alex.
    • Alex gives him a particularly spectacular one at gunpoint in Entry #52. This time he has a go at Jay for posting all the videos for the world to see. He also mentions how he lied to Jessica about finding Amy because he didn't want her to get hurt, and the only reason he's threatening to kill her now is because Jay got her involved. Owch, Kraile.

Alex Kralie

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 "I thought I would be safer here, by running away, but everything's just gotten worse. I'm going back to my home, and I'm burning these tapes. All of them."

A student filmmaker and friend of Jay. While making his first student film, Marble Hornets, in the summer of 2006, he rapidly grew stressed and paranoid. Eventually he outright dropped the project, due to "unworkable conditions" on the set, despite the fact that the set was largely in or around his home town. He soon after broke off contact with everyone and disappeared.

He was shown to be recently alive and well with his girlfriend Amy in Entry #26 and met with Jay over the seven month gap as shown in the recent entries. His current whereabouts, however, are unknown.

  Played by: Joseph DeLage


  • Action Survivor
  • Ax Crazy: It's hinted in season 2 as early as Entry #35, and then confirmed over the course of the season. Not only does Alex kill an innocent mean in Entry #49, but we find out he's been leading people to their deaths as early as the filming of Marble Hornets itself. And then he threatens to kill Jay.
  • Bad Bad Acting: If the mock trailer for his film is anything to go by, Alex was a really lousy actor.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Blatant Lies/Hypocrite: In Entry #46, Alex tells off Jay for luring the Operator to his house. However, we know that Alex has been interacting with the Operator directly during the past few entries. This comes to a head in Entry #47, when Jay finally gets in contact with Jessica, and realizes Alex has told them two different stories about Amy.
    • His lie becomes justified in Entry #52; he says he didn't want Jessica getting involved, so he lied to her about finding Amy.
  • Big Bad : As of the final entries of Season 2. The Operator is still an important figure, but #52 suggests that Alex is the main person Jay is going after.
  • Bigger Stick: After he attacks Tim with a pipe in Entry #57, Alex comes back looking for him with an even bigger pipe. Jay even points it out.
  • Break the Cutie: His behavior near the beginning of the whole escapade (as seen in Entry #7, Entry #20 and Entry #54) is much more lighthearted and friendly. He's almost a completely different person than he is in Season Two.
    • Particularly after watching Tim's production tapes in season 3, you can almost see the point at which Alex stops being nice. Mainly because in the later entries he tries to murder Tim.
  • Captain Oblivious: A non-humorous example. In Entry #46, Alex doesn't seem to notice when the Operator appears right behind him. Jay points out in the end-of-video text that Alex had plenty of time to follow him as he fled, but didn't.
  • Character Development: Very present in Season 2. The creators were worried the characters were too similar.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As seen all throughout season 2. He even manages to do it while holding Jay at gunpoint.
  • Death Glare: Oh god, Entry #47. The rage on his face is palpable.
  • The Dragon: Given recent developments, evidence points to this possibility. It paints his relationship with The Operator in a whole new light...
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sure, he may be a murderous psychopath, but he cared enough to try and keep Jessica away from everything that was going on with the Operator. Sadly, Jay messed his plans up, so this got quickly and brutally subverted.
  • Evil All Along
  • Face Heel Turn: Essentially the key plot development of Season 2. Over the course of the season, we find he's been frequently interacting with the Operator, has lied to Jay, and worst of all, has either killed innocent people or otherwise lead them to their deaths, going all the way back to the filming of Marble Hornets. This culminates in Alex attempting to kill Jay and Jessica for knowing too much. Jay states at the end of Season 2 that his new goal is to find Alex and stop him from hurting anyone else.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: As of season two's Character Development.
  • Genre Blindness: Lampshades his own in Entry #52, saying how he had plenty of chances to off Jay earlier, and that he should have burned the tapes and never given them to Jay in the first place.
  • Genre Savvy: May borderline as common sense, but Alex knew Jay was stalking him and that he was the one stealing stuff from his house.
  • He Knows Too Much: Alex's reason for holding Jay at gunpoint and threatening to kill him in Entry #52.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: After he and Alex finally corner and unmask Tim, he decides the best way to prevent any further Masky attacks is to break his leg with a block of cement.
    • In Entry #45, Alex swears to Masky and Hoodie that if he ever finds them, he'll kill them.
    • And then goes all the way in Entry #49, where he kills a seemingly-innocent man.
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: What seems to happen from the initial entries. Alex goes out of his way to seek the Operator after encountering him once, and then in turn ends up getting stalked by him.
    • In Entry #45, Alex finds a Masky watching him outside his house. After a lengthy chase, Alex ends up getting ambushed by Tim and the two gang up on him. Alex only survives because the Operator seems to show up and scare them off.
  • Hypocrite: In Entry #9, he gets on Tim and Sarah's cases for their wooden acting, but the trailer for his movie shows that he has the worst performance of all.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His defense for breaking Masky/Tim's leg.
  • Jerkass: First crops up in Entry #9 from the stress and paranoia of being stalked, but in Season 2 he pretty much plays this completely straight. Unless he was just more discreet about it before...
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Inflicted on him just before he makes his last "log".
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides Jay with some Backstory in one of the middle entries.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted in Entry #26, where he is shown to be alive and well. We still don't know where he is though, thanks to Laser-Guided Amnesia, so this may be a Double Subversion.
  • Prima Donna Director: Seems like one, but he's really just freaking out over being stalked.
  • Properly Paranoid
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Jay's Blue in Season 2. Alex has been shown to be the one taking initiative and being more hot-tempered and violent than Jay.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Pages and pages of scribbled messages and drawings. SEES ME. RUN.
  • The Stoic: Becomes this more and more over time.
  • Took a Level In Badass: As of Season 2. He's no longer as passive or scared as he was in the first season. He's also much more assertive/aggressive, though possibly to the point of Axe Crazy, as seen when he breaks Tim's leg with a block of cement, which he does only after Jay refuses to give him a knife.
    • Took a Level In Jerkass: Subsequently, he's become ruder, more patronizing and more secretive towards Jay. Also ties in with the above examples of heightened aggression and violence.
  • Voice of the Legion: His voice audibly distorts at certain points throughout Season 2, usually when he's yelling and getting mad. Notable mentions include the end of Entry #45, his argument with Jay in Entry #47, and the confrontation in Entry #52.
  • Weapon of Choice: Alex really, REALLY likes that block of cement...
    • Subverted in Entry #52, when he just decides to pull a gun on Jay and Jessica.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one in Entry #36 from Jay about breaking Masky/Tim's leg. Alex justifies it by saying he had no other choice.
    • In Entry #47, he gets one from Jay due to their lack of progress and his suspicious behavior.

Tim aka Masky

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 "I mean, it's several years ago and you're asking me about a guy in a suit, so..."

One of the actors of Marble Hornets. He met up with Jay in Entry #15 to discuss the circumstances surrounding Marble Hornets, but was under the impression that Jay would be continuing the project. Started developing a sickness similar to Jay's towards the end of production. Known for his sideburns.

Was revealed to be the Masked Man in Entry #35. As of Entry #53, he seems to have returned to his old self, and has apparently discovered a whole slew of test footage from the Marble Hornets project.

  Played by: Tim Sutton


 Alex: "If you got it right the first time, this wouldn't be an issue!"

Tim: "Yeah, considering how much you're paying us and everything..."

Alex: "Why would I be paying you for what you're giving me? I mean, really!"

Tim: "Oh, thanks..."

  • Demonic Possession: Whether it's this or Split Personality remains to be seen.
  • Jerkass: He made numerous snippy and sarcastic comments at the expense of Alex or Jay during filming. He also mentions that he wasn't particularly fond of Alex and was only in the film because Brian was a friend of his.
    • Though, to be fair, Alex is.... well, Alex...
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Possibly.
  • Only Sane Man: When we get to see more of his real personality in Season Three, he's constantly questioning why Jay's having him wander around abandoned buildings with him, is quicker to pick up on the fact that something weird is going on than any other cast member so far, and wonders why Jay's trying to finish such a shitty movie. All with a quite a bit of snark. Pretty ironic, considering the only thing we knew about him for three years and two whole seasons was his mental problems, sicknesses, and batshit insane Split Personality.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: After Alex became snippy and controlling, Tim made a lot of disparaging comments about his attitude, but never quit the project.
    • We see a friendlier version of this in Entry #54.
  • Split Personality: Whether it's this or Demonic Possession with Masky remains to be seen.
  • Throw It In: In Entry #9, Tim's line to Alex about 'not having enough money to pay because he spends it all on tapes was completely improvised by Tim Sutton (as in the real-life actor) himself. They decided to add the line into the script, but first they had to stop the take and re-shoot it because the original improvisation sent Troy Wagner into a laughing fit.

Jessica

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 "I don't know how I got here. You're the only other person I've seen in this hotel other than the staff, and we have adjoining rooms. I don't even know you, you said it yourself, I'm a stranger!"

A girl who stayed in the hotel room next to Jay. Not much is known about her, only that she, like Jay, was a huge victim to Laser-Guided Amnesia, and disappeared after she revealed it to Jay. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

  Played by: Jessica May


  • Break the Cutie: She completely falls apart to Jay in Entry #32 when it's revealed that she is suffering huge bouts of amnesia and has no idea how she got to the hotel in the first place.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears in Entry #27 as seemingly just a random passerby.
  • The Danza: An unintentional case; her actress' name is Jessica May, but according to a panel at a con, the character was named before the actress was cast, so the similarity was completely unintentional.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Jay.
  • Genre Savvy: Picks up on the connections and similarities between her and Jay, and even predicts that Jay has lost memory just like her.
  • Girl Next Door: Seemingly.
  • Hidden Depths: She hides it relatively well (well, better than Jay, at least) that she's suffering Mind Rape and severe amnesia.
  • Innocent Bystander: In Entry #52, when Alex holds both Jay and Jessica at gunpoint, he says he was trying to protect Jessica and she wouldn't be at risk if it wasn't for Jay getting her involved.
    • Lampshaded by Jay, who's closing remarks in Entry #47 point out how her involvement is entirely his fault.
  • Looks Like Cesare
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly accidental, given The Danza is a standard naming process in this show, but Jessica means 'one who sees' or 'one who looks out'.
  • Messy Hair
  • The Ophelia: To a degree. Saner example than most.
  • Plucky Girl: At first.
  • Protectorate: To both Jay and Alex, at least until Jay screws up and Alex decides that since she's gotten involved, she has to go.
  • The Reveal: Entry #43 confirms that she was Amy's roommate. Entry #47 shows her first interaction with Jay, and her first real involvement with the plot. Entry #52 is her first on-screen appearance prior to Jay's amnesia, and confirms both how she ended up in the hotel and how she lost her memory.
  • Voice of the Legion: The camera gets a light be noticeable distortion whenever it pans on her or when she speaks, giving her voice this effect. Considering what camera distortion usually signifies elsewhere in the series...

The Operator

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A tall, faceless, humanoid creature that has been stalking the cast of Marble Hornets. Alex gradually became aware of it during filming, and went from curiosity to paranoia as it kept appearing. It can appear and disappear seemingly at will, covering great distances in an eyeblink when unobserved.

"enttry 37" suggests the Operator may have been following Alex for a lot longer than anyone thought.

The Masked Man aka Masky aka Tim

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A masked person that first appeared in entry #18, who follows and stalks Jay. Has since been revealed to be Tim, and had his leg broken by Alex. This didn't stop him attacking Alex later, and chasing Jay out of the hotel after Jessica vanished. He has some connection to the Operator, but whether he's working for or against him is as unclear, as is everything else about the two of them.

Originally, he was heavily implied to be totheark. However, events in season 2 imply different masked person is totheark. Jay (As well as many fans) believe there are multiple users of the totheark channel, meaning he may be merely be one of them. The details have not been made entirely clear yet.


totheark

 "From the start it's been a game for us. Not anymore."

A mysterious YouTube poster that started responding to Jay's entries with videos of his own. His first videos were cryptic messages full of symbolism and codes, but as they progressed, totheark has shown that he is a lot closer to Jay than he originally let on, and knows a lot more about what is happening.

During Season 1, totheark provided a lot of footage that was missing from the original entries, as well as footage of him observing Jay on numerous occasions. Because of numerous hints, many people, including Jay, believed totheark and Masky to be the same individual. However, Season 2 seems to imply another Masked Person working alongside Tim is actually behind the channel. The Marble Hornets Twitter account has heavily hinted that the totheark Youtube channel could be run by multiple people. Some people assume this Masked Person is totheark, while others assume it's joint-run by the Maskies, and others still think it's neither. Regardless the theories, the jury is still out on the whole truth.


  • Ax Crazy: Some of his statements are downright malevolent.
  • The Cracker: Seems to have no problem taking over Jay's Youtube account and locking him out of it to fill it with horror.
  • Enigmatic Minion
  • The Ghost: While he is most likely someone we've already seen, he has never been identified as such.
  • I Am Legion: Jay heavily hints in a Tweet that the totheark Youtube channel may be run by multiple people. The appearance of a second Masky alongside Tim in Entry #45 lends a lot of credence to this idea.
  • Mind Screw: He is this. Every video of his is laden with codes, cryptic symbols, eerie imagery, distorted audio and strange statements.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Has been watching Jay for quite some time now. Many of his videos have been footage of him watching Jay without him knowing, as early back as when Alex was producing the student film. It's heavily implied it was the Masked Man - a.k.a. Tim - taking the footage.
    • In season 2, however, it appears most of the 'stalker' footage is being done by the new hooded Masked Person. In Entry #39, he stood right over Jay's car, filming him, and in Entry #40, Jay apparently walked by him without even noticing that he was there. The only clue in the camera is the burst of distortion.
  • Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: A lot of his entries in Season 2 include drawings that were presumably made by him. For what it's worth, the style appears different than that of Alex's drawings.
  • Out of Character: He is surprisingly straightforward in later videos (beginning with Forecast), which somehow makes those videos creepier.
    • The inconsistency of the videos leads Jay to suspect that the account is run by multiple people.
  • Username Drop: "And you will lead me...to the ark".

The Hooded Masked Person

A new Masked Person first seen in Entry #41. As his name states, he wears a hoodie, and what appears to be a black ski mask or balaclava. He appears along side a totheark video which implies he uploaded it, meaning he many be totheark, or - if Jay's theory of there being multiple totheark users is true - at least one of the users of the account. As of entry #58, he seems to be taking on a more prominent role. As to what still remains unclear.

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: We have no idea it's him holding the camera in Entry #41 until he sets it down and walks in front of Jay's car.
  • Bait and Switch: Hoodie lures Alex out into the open, where he gets attacked by Tim. Hoodie just stands there and watches as Tim tries to pummel Alex with a block of cement.
  • Bash Brothers: Hoodie and Masky/Tim gang up on Alex in Entry #45.
  • Enigmatic Minion
  • Fan Nickname: Hoodie (for obvious reasons), and Blasky (Black Masky).
    • He's also been called Sinclair for some reason.
  • In the Hood
  • Masked Man With Enigmatic Intentions: Again; he seems to have an inversion of the previous Mask - burlap, black, apparently sad expression.
    • The 'malevolent' part may possibly be inverted in that he actually picks up Jay's camera and returns it to him. However, we don't know why he was returning it.
  • Mysterious Watcher: He picks up Jay's camera and returns it to his car in Entry #41. The previous totheark video seems to hint that it was this guy who was filming Jay in that video, lending further credence to the idea that he is totheark/one of the users of the totheark channel.
  • Production Nickname: The Season 2 DVD commentary reveals that the crew refers to the character as "Mystery Fella."


Minor Characters

Brian

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 "Are we gonna do it again? Are we?"

One of the actors in Marble Hornets. He was close friends with Alex and played the film's main character as well as helping him with production. His current whereabouts are unknown. May have disappeared even before Alex dropped the project, going by an offhand comment in Entry #20 that he is "somewhere".

He returns briefly in season two during an entry showing some raw footage of the student film.

 Played by: Brian Haight


  • A Day in the Limelight: Entry #51 largely revolves around him.
  • Back for the Dead: We knew something had happened to him, we just didn't know what. Then along came entry #51.
    • Subverted with in Entry #54. Justified as it chronologically takes place before the incident in Entry #51.
  • The Danza
    • The character he plays in Alex's film also happens to be named Brian, making him the Danza of a Danza.
  • Genre Savvy: He has a pretty good sense that the abandoned building in Entry #51 isn't safe. Alex assures him there's nothing to worry about. Of course, Alex is also luring Brian to his death.
  • Kill the Cutie: One of the most light hearted charcters in the series, nearly always seen laughing and joking around on camera, ends up being lured by Alex into being taken by The Operator.
  • Oh Crap: Has a subtle one in #54. Right before the Operator rushes into the room, the flashright--held by Brian, and mainly focused on Alex--suddenly jerks towards the doorway.
  • Posthumous Character: Implied as of Entry #22. All but confirmed as of Entry #51.
  • Put on a Bus: Brian seemed to all but disappear from anything to do with the series after his only main appearance. He was mentioned in passing a few more times in season one, but never seen again.
    • The Bus Came Back / Put on a Bus to Hell: Brian returns to the series briefly in Entry #51 when Jay finds a tape with some footage from the student film, where we find out why/how disappeared. It's not pleasant.
    • And has now made another reappearance in entry #54 along with the rest of the original Marble Hornets male cast.

Amy

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 "When did we get a camera?"

Alex's girlfriend, introduced in Entry #26. She was the one who found the camera Alex used during filming, inadvertently summoning the Operator. She has not been seen since.

In season 2, we find out Alex and Amy escaped the Operator's initial appearance, but soon afterwards Alex blacked out and Amy vanished. Since then, Alex has claims to have been looking for her...supposedly. Amy's true status is currently unknown to both Jay and the audience.

 Played by: Bethann Williams


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Thought to be played straight until Entry #42 where Alex reveals that he has been looking for her and wants Jay's help.
    • Chekhov's Gunman: Entry #43 mentions that she and Alex escaped from the Operator, but after that he forgot what happened to her...
    • ...supposedly.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: She came across Alex's camera and decided to take a look despite Alex's warnings. Cue the Operator.
  • Damsel in Distress: Her disappearance and Alex's motivation to find her is the driving force behind the plot in season 2.
    • ...supposedly. We later find out Alex lied to both Jay and Jessica about Amy so they would stay out of his business, but we never get confirmation as to whether he was genuinely looking for her.

Seth

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The cameraman for Marble Hornets. He got into trouble with Alex in Entry #9 for not leaving the camera rolling, and later accompanied him to an abandoned house in the tape shown in Entry #22, where he is implied to have met an unpleasant fate.

 Played by: Seth McCay


  • The Bus Came Back: For Entry #54. Justified in that it takes place chronologically before Entry #22.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Appeared this way for most of season 2. Now he's back in flashback form in season 3.
  • The Danza
  • Put on a Bus to Hell / Killed Off for Real: As of 22.
  • Throw It In: A rare example of an actor being thrown in. According to the DVD commentary, Seth wasn't in the original script for Entry #7. Mary Kathleen Bishop, who played Sarah, asked the night before filming if her boyfriend could come along. Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage agreed and let him play the role of the camera man. This could also be a minor case of Ascended Extra, as Seth returned later in Entry #22 as the seemingly only survivor left from the student film.

Sarah

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 "Who else is going to work with you, with this attitude?"

The only known female participant in the original film project. As well as being an actress in the film, she apparently did some camera work when Seth wasn't available.

 Played by: Mary Kathleen Bishop


  • The Bus Came Back: Appears in the mock, in-universe trailer for Marble Hornets.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Played straight for the duration of season 2. However, she has recently reappeared in the mock trailer for the actual "Marble Hornets" film Alex was trying to make. Coupled with Entry #54 reintroducing Seth and Brian, this could mean she may well return.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In regards to the student film. Also rang true about the series until Entry #26 and #27, which introduced Amy and Jessica respectively.

White-Shirt Man aka Beardy

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 "Hey man, you okay? Need some help?"

A seemingly innocent bystander who appears in Entry #49. He gets murdered by Alex.

  Played by: Chris Dominey

  • Captain Oblivious: He's awfully carefree for a guy who stumbles upon someone acting suspicious in a sewer tunnel...and that guy is yelling at him like a psychopath...
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears very briefly at the end on Entry #48. At the time, fans weren't sure what to make of his presence.
    • His bloodied shirt also appeared in Entry #29.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His only dialogue is about helping a stranger, soldifying his innocent bystander status.
    • Although, with this series' penchant for Hidden Depths (of madness in particular), there's no telling what the real story behind this guy is.
  • Genre Blind: Clearly he didn't major in horror films, let alone the part which covered 'creepy guys crouching down in sewers'.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He is murdered because he paused to ask a stranger if he was okay.
  • Man in White: White here signifying innocence.
  • Red Shirt: His only narrative purpose seems to be providing definitive proof that Kralie has indeed gone batshit insane.
    • Made even worse when you think about Alex's line before killing him, which may signify that Alex was having a delusion that the man was Jay...which is even more disturbing when you realize that Jay had been following him only moments before.
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