|Also Known As:||Techno|
|Works:||Dream SMP, The Potato War, SMPEarth, and more|
|Fan Website(s):||Youtube Wiki page|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Technoblade is a popular American YouTuber focusing mostly on Minecraft content. He has had many notable series since he began making videos in 2014, including characters on the Dream SMP and SMPEarth Minecraft servers, as well as less collaborative projects like The Potato War and his record-holding Hypixel Bedwars winstreak. He also has a friendly rivalry with Dream. Technoblade reached 10 million subscribers on December 31, 2021.
Relationship with Fandom
Technoblade has generally been fairly supportive of his fans, but also tries not to take interactions with them too seriously. He has also often used fanart with credit in video thumbnails, as well as for his avatar, banner, and as art in-game. When Technoblade plays multiplayer games, especially on the Hypixel server, games are often quickly filled with fans trying to play in the same game.
There exist a lot of fanworks related to Technoblade, particularly fic, fanart, and animatics. Some of these concern mostly his digital avatar, some focus on his roleplay characters from specific servers, especially the Dream SMP, and others are firmly RPF. One of the most common tropes in many types of Technoblade fanworks is SBI or Sleepy Bois, Inc, the often-platonic relationship between Technoblade and fellow Minecraft streamers Philza, Wilbur Soot, and Tommyinnit, often as a family dynamic with Philza as the parent and the other three in the role of brothers.
- Orphan's Path by aenor_llelo and many others, a Philza & Technoblade-focused Dream SMP series which follows their characters throughout their lives.
- Hog Hunt by SAD-ist, a very well-known animation depicting part of Technoblade's Dream SMP storyline.
Illness and death
On August 27, 2021, Technoblade uploaded a video to his youtube channel titled 'where I've been'. In this video he revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer earlier that month and was receiving treatment for it. Following this, Noxcrew's MCC hosted an event in which many competitors wore purple ribbons on their skins to show support for Technoblade. Content creators like Dream, Fundy and various other creators agreed to donate money to multiple cancer research organizations during the event.
On December 24, 2021, he uploaded a video to his youtube channel titled 'I Almost Became An Amputee' in which he updated viewers on how he was doing. In this video he told viewers that he nearly became an amputee, and joked about how he now had 205 bones instead of the usual 206, thus making him superhuman.
On June 30, 2022, a video was uploaded to Technoblade's youtube channel titled 'so long nerds'. In this video, his father announced that Techno had passed away from stage 4 cancer, aswell as reading out a message written by Technoblade himself. In this message, he talked about how his name was actually Alex, and that it had been a long running joke that his name was Dave. In true Technoblade fashion, this message was written in a fairly light and humorous manner. Following the release of this video, support poured in from creators and fans across Twitter.