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"Lord" Herobrine
A picture of "him"


Herobrine (Persson)


Ghost Miner



Known for:

Being a popular Minecraft meme and haunting miners.


Notch (Unconfirmed)

"...Only God can help you now."
-Herobrine, once he has cornered an innocent miner.

The Story of Herobrine

Herobrine originated from the story and pictures of a miner, who brought it to the attention of the public. He stated he had spotted the character building strange tunnels and structures, and stalking him across the map.

Herobrine first became famous when a few miners, who were doing a broadcast, staged a run-in with the mysterious man. Soon after, other miners began staging these run-ins with the mystic Herobrine. These were soon discovered to be hoaxes, until one miner confronted Notch, and asked if Herobrine was real. Notch pondered this thought, and replied "maybe."

Miners were now sparked. At "Minecon 2011," Notch released Herobrine would exist.

In several news patches, Notch announced Herobrine was gone. Many of Notch's colleagues have denounced Herobrine's existence, but it is unknown.


  • The stalker version of Herobrine is Notch's brother, who stalks the player, disappearing if approached. This variation is most likely derived from another internet creepy-pasta, Slenderman.
  • The miner version of Herobrine is a vengeful miner that tries to ensnare the player in traps, presumably to steal their items. He waits for people to enter his dungeons, then either seals them inside, or "teleports" behind them, presumably killing them. Some variations of this particular version says he breaks the player's creations, and steals their items from chests.

In all versions, Herobrine is a human ghost entity, with the only variable being his intentions and construction abilities, or lack thereof.


thumb|left|400px|Video of Herobrine Mod

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