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Alex Wassabi, nicknamed The Novelist, was invited to attend a masquerade ball in the Victorian Era by The Sorceress, who was possessing Joey Graceffa at the time. After arriving, he loses his girlfriend Lauren Riihimaki to fellow guest DeStorm Power in the first challenge, which causes Alex to lash out at the group, blaming all of them for Lauren’s death, claiming that everyone in the group is his enemy. However, his anger quickly focuses in on DeStorm specifically after the group saves him from Jorogumo, which causes him to trust them again. Due to the death of Lauren, Alex quickly gains the sympathy and favor of the entire group. When DeStorm returns alive for a second time instead of Jesse Wellens, he yet again becomes upset that DeStorm has won another challenge. Along with this, DeStor, and Gabbie Hanna form their alliance with a common dislike of Alex. Alex and DeStorm temporarily work together when they are put on the same team during game of Capture the Flag, since they would be immune if they won. However, their team loses and their whole team is up for voting. Alex decides to use the opportunity to settle his feud with DeStorm for good by volunteering himself for the Pool Challenge, which DeStorm agrees to do as well. During the challenge, Alex is cheered on by the entire group, except Gabbie, who is the only one who cheers on DeStorm. Alex manages to win the challenge, settling the score with DeStorm, who dies. Now that DeStorm is out of the picture, Alex begins to dedicate himself to the group, typically doing puzzles that other guests don’t want to, and keeping the group morale up. When the group decides to start voting for themselves, he is sent into the Steam Machine Challenge against Gabbie Hanna. While Gabbie begins the challenge with the lead, Alex can see everything she’s doing and catch up. During the challenge, Alex discovers a map to the last puzzle, which Alex doesn’t tell Gabbie about until he has the lead. Even though Alex does tell Gabbie about the map to at least give her a chance, he finishes the puzzle first. Gabbie begs Alex to let her finish, but Alex decides that it’s either him or her. While Gabbie is getting her heart ripped out, Alex desperately tries to help her, but is held back by one of the Promethean Men. Alex returns to the group visibly depressed, taking no victory in his win, unlike when he won against DeStorm. The very next episode he is forced to run The Gauntlet, a race challenge against the entire group, coming in first place due to being the most in shape. Yet again, when they all vote for themselves, he again is forced into a challenge, this time being the Dark Dimension Challenge against Andrea Russett. Alex chooses Joey to be his partner. He ultimately loses, deciding not to fight back and accept his death, knowing that no one else could escape their fate, and is killed by the Dark Dimension Gatekeeper, who stabs him in the chest. Alex, renamed The Aviator, wakes up inside of the Museum of the Dead, which is located in Purgatory, after being freed by Joey and Bretman Rock. He ends up seeing DeStorm and Gabbie, who both hold Alex accountable for their deaths. Alex changes his strategy for his second attempt at escaping the night, instead of throwing himself out into every puzzle and challenge he can, he decides to play it smarter. While most of the guests yell and fight with Joey over their deaths, he recognizes that Joey is there to help them, and that they’re going to need him to escape. Despite the fact that he could start fighting with DeStorm again, he chooses not to. He decides that DeStorm is actually the strongest and smartest guest, and decides that aligning himself with DeStorm will boost his chances of survival, even if he considers DeStorm to be shady. He makes his attempt to earn DeStorm’s trust by sharing some of his coins with him, knowing that the two with the least amount will end up in the death challenge. DeStorm later reciprocates Alex’s gesture by giving Alex most of his coins, securing their alliance. The group begins to distrust Alex due to his alliance with DeStorm, especially guests like Joey and Tana, who were there to witness DeStorm’s actions and behavior in the Victorian Era. Despite Alex’s earlier actions and plans to play it smarter, he decides to take on a challenge that DeStorm would’ve been better at, just because he wanted to do it instead. This is an action that blows up in his face, and causes the group to turn against him, including DeStorm. Alex is heavily voted against to enter The Emperor’s Challenge, with his opponent ending up being DeStorm, who he is seemingly destined to fight against. Alex is confident in his abilities, but DeStorm manages to outsmart him, putting Alex in a situation where he can’t win the challenge, and Alex is quickly running out of spaces to move. However, before Alex loses, DeStorm decides that he is tired of the puzzles, challenges, and rules that are required to escape alive, and declares that he plays by his own rules, and that what he was about to do was atonement for Lauren’s death, before performing an illegal move in the challenge. Alex is confused, but before Alex can even understand what is going on, DeStorm is killed by the Chinese Emperor. Alex returns to the group, telling them that he wants to make up for his previous actions and that he no longer aligns himself with DeStorm. When Matthew Patrick and Nikita Dragun appear, he is immediately distrustful of them, specifically Nikita, telling the group not to trust Nikita’s answers despite them being correct. When Colleen Ballinger tries to convince the group to vote for Alex, he tells them to do it if they want to. Unsurprisingly, Alex ends up being voted into The Minotaur’s Maze Challenge, and Alex tells them that he was just joking about the voting. Colleen ends up being his opponent. Despite being given the option to choose a partner, Nikita forces Alex to choose her, which is secretly his saving grace. Colleen ends up choosing Matt, and all four of them go into the challenge. Colleen and Matt make up a much better team than Alex and Nikita, and easily work together well, putting Alex and Nikita at a big disadvantage. However, when The Minotaur barges in, Nikita uses the confusion of the situation to knock over Colleen’s tower, putting her back at the beginning, with Nikita defending herself by saying that she’ll do anything to win. Alex manages to win due to Nikita’s dirty tactics, and Alex rushes to complete the pendent that can control the Minotaur so that he can save Colleen, but he is too late, and Colleen is killed, with Alex yet again blaming himself for another death. When the group vote for themselves again, he is put into The Story Challenge. However, Joey decides to take Alex’s place as a way to prove himself, and because of the fact that Alex had already been in two challenges. Alex repays Joey by voting for him to win the challenge despite liking Bretman’s story more. He later expresses the desire to resurrect Tana Mongeau, but Joey revives Colleen instead. Alex is then forced into The Pirate’s Blood Challenge against Joey and Bretman, a challenge that he ends up losing. Like his previous death, he decides to accept his fate, looking back on his time in Purgatory as not being his brightest hours, but takes solace in the fact that while he did lose his way, he ultimately didn’t lose who he was inside, before being shot by Rorik, Captain of the Pirates, which sends his spirit to Hell.

Season Competed:

Season 2

Season 4
Role The Novelist The Aviator
Ranking: 3rd 4th
Times Up For Elimination 4 (Ep.4,7,8 & 9) 4 (Ep.4,6,7 & 8)
Episode Eliminated Ep.9 Ep.8

Role

Season 2

Episode 1 - The Masquerade Part I

Alex was one of the people to receive an invitation to Joey Graceffa's party at a beautiful estate which was trapped in time and the only way to travel there was to take on a persona from the Victorian Era accordingly so the carriage can take you across time to travel to the house. he also finds half a map.

Episode 2 - The Masquerade Part II

Alex is distraught after his girlfriend, Lauren loses a challenge to DeStorm and is eaten by vampires.

Episode 3 - Tangled Web

Alex is captured by Jorogumo at the beginning of the episode. The other YouTubers find him and rescue him.

Episode 4 - A Nation Divided

Alex was one of the two guests to partake in this episode's challenge, the other being DeStorm. He wins, avenging his girlfriend, and DeStorm is shot by the Dark Army.

Episode 5 - The Gingerbread Woman

Alex eats candy and other sweets throughout the episode, and even names the little boy he, Gabbie, and Tana have to find 'Pepito'.

Episode 6 - Endless Winter Night

Alex is one of the four guests that Joey and Andrea can choose to betray on the Path of Betrayal, along with Tyler, Tana, and Gabbie. They choose not to betray him in the end.

Episode 7 - Automaton Love Story

Alex votes for himself during the voting process and participates in The Steam Machine Challenge, ultimately beating Gabbie. Alex was forced to watch her death, screaming her name and basically sobbing as they killed her. He was visibly angry/shaken/heartbroken afterwards. 

Episode 8 - Full Moon Slaughter

Alex is seen waiting with the others in the lounge for midnight to come which is in less than five minutes. Finally midnight arrives and a chest opens with a note from The Sorceress saying "It's midnight in the garden of evil, and it's time we escalated the stakes, My lieutenants are no longer waiting to be found. They're coming for you." Then suddenly someone starts pounding on the door terrifying all of them. Alex then decides they should open the door and try to help the man, who is named Atticus. He then runs into the lounge and says that he needs their help his son is going to die if they don't do something. He then explains that they were attacked by werewolves startling everyone Allison then asks why he then says that he took a gem from them showing the group. He then says if they save his son he will give the gem to them they then all willingly agree and follow him outside with lanterns to find quicksilver and wolfs bane to cure his son. They are then told that there is a map down near the fountain where they can find the wolfs bane. They arrive at the fountain and they start looking around and find a chest. They then need to find 3 keys to get the map which is inside this chest. Joey then begins to grab pots and smash them on the ground trying to get the keys. Then Tyler finds another one of the keys in the dirt. Andrea suddenly finds the third key in another plant pot. They then unlock the chest and begin to read the map then suddenly a werewolf comes out of nowhere and tries to attack the group, luckily they get away. They then find a carriage with a chest inside it this time with a combination. It then says only the horses can see immediately everyone pretends to be a horse and try to figure out the clue then they find blinders which answers the clue they now have the wolfs bane. Then there is more of a note "We stashed a safe in the trees along this road to hold the quicksilver we took from the southern bank." Then they start walking when Joey discovers the safe than on it there is another note saying "I've never seen anything like quicksilver before. To keep my men from stealing it, I split the combination into three parts hid one here, another in a greenhouse under the moon, and the last one is in the stone path where you need to keep an eye out for traps." They then split up into three groups Alex and Andrea go to the greenhouse Joey and Tyler take the stone path and Allison and the man check for the one that was where they were. Also if a werewolf comes you have to hide or he'll take you. They arrive at the greenhouse and look under the table and there are hundreds of pots they then begin to look around. They are still searching when they hear a growl they then crawl under the table and the werewolf comes in. They are still hiding the werewolf is on top of the table he then leaves. Then, Alex and Andrea begin to talk about how they are wondering what happens if his son wasn't taken and could they really trust him. They then look up and see a light which is shaped like a moon. It releases a bunch of balls. Then, Andrea warns Alex that there is a werewolf coming because she saw one. They then find a little piece of wood with the number 27 on it. They then return and Allison and Alex have 13 and Joey and Tyler have 11 then Tyler suggests they split the number down the middle and it works. They now have the 2 items required to heal the man's son. They reach his son and have to put the quicksilver and wolfs bane in a bowl, and mix it together then put it over his wound then. The boy warns them that they need to run because his father is a werewolf then they are surrounded by him and another werewolf then Allison demands he give them the gem because they did what he wanted. They are then told they have to run the gauntlet which is a 4 part obstacle course and whoever is last will be devoured by the werewolves. Then Allison after Andrea loses sacrifices herself so they can get away with the gem. They then go down the red hallway the elevator opens and the Devourer comes out running after them.

Episode 9 - The Dark Dimension

At Midnight The Sorceress is seen holding a curved cone while saying the following words "What sleeps will wake, What lies in the darkness will overcome the light. Open the doorway to your world that we may be joined in an unholy alliance" A portal begins to open up she then looks down at Diana, who is tied down, and pours a black liquid down her throat while Diana is protesting. The Sorceress then grabs a knife and stabs her in the chest, Diana's blood begins to pour down, and suddenly, above one of the idols. a tiny purple and black cloud appears and then enters the portal, allowing the Devourer to enter this dimension. She then pats him and tells him "Shush now. There is much to do." The Devourer then begins to devour Diana. The group then begins to walk down the red hallway talking about how at least they got the gem the elevator doors open and out walks the Devourer. The group runs and makes it outside where they begin to wonder what they need to do but are uncertain due to Alison's death. The group then finds a statue and a small message is attached to the bottom.

Speak to us forgotten one, and steal the light from our eyes that we might see
— The message

Suddenly, a loud bang comes from the door, showing the Devourer being trapped inside. The group after reading the message try to communicate with it to no avail. They then notice on one side of the idol is a picture of four people standing with their arms up. They then try to replicate the drawing while repeating the message. The idol suddenly glows and a part of it falls to the ground. It is shown to be a book with another message written inside.

The Sorceress has used the final gem, to summon a Devourer to aid in her end game. To retrieve the gem you must venture into the Dark Dimension where it is being kept. Only the twin idols of the Cursed God allow passage. To recover the first one you must, make a phone call to Hell. And share secret words to it's gatekeeper.
— The book's message

They then find a telephone box out the back of the estate and attempt to call Hell. A notice is next to the phone saying.

Please have your telephone billet number ready to operate the telephone.
— The notice

Suddenly they discover a box with a note, sulfur and a scroll with how to perform the seance.

The gatekeeper of hell hides his secret words among the living. The ritual to reveal their location must be performed in the lounge by three participants who must first drink the blood of a demon. A drop of sulfur in the correct liquor bottle will reveal the one containing demon's blood
— The first note

Alex is then voted by the group to be the decoy and distract the Devourer while the others perform the ritual. When he begins to chase him they realize that there is a force field around the house trapping the Devourer inside the house. While Alex chases the Devourer around the house the others begin to perform the ritual however the Devourer gets bored and stops chasing him and goes towards the others. Alex quickly distracts him again until he eventually was cornered in the study and taken he was then transported to the Dark Dimension until the others completed the ritual. They successfully complete the ritual and Alex is freed from the Dark Dimension. They then explain to Alex what happened while he was gone and tells him that the Devourer is locked in the library they then tried to use the demon's words to use the telephone and find a note underneath the telephone billet number notice a note saying that the telephone billet number is filed in the library. They then find a key which unlocks desk drawers and they find the telephone billet number. During the challenge vote, Alex puts his own card in and is drawn to complete the challenge, which is to find the last gem in the Dark Dimension. Andrea is the one to find it and Alex is then brutally stabbed to death by the Dark Dimension Gatekeeper, which allows Joey, Tyler, and Andrea to return to their dimension.

Season 4

Episode 1 Collecting the Dead: Part 1

Alex escapes from his exhibit in the Museum of the Dead, with the help of Joey and Bretman. Destorm immediately notices Alex and remembers their rivalry from Season 2, claiming that it's time for "Round Two". When The Collector's guards start attacking the group, he fights back and punches one of them in the face. However, he still gets captured along with RosannaJustine and Colleen. While captured, Alex also meets Mortimer for the first time and later states that he feels like he can't trust him.

Episode 2 The Museum of Death: Part 2 

The group finds a golden Scarab which Alex uses to open the door leading to the Sands of Egypt. He and the group then meets the former wife of the Pharaoh. Soon he learns that the Pharaoh's ex wife is the reason why it's disturbed in the first place and then witnesses The Sorceress killing her with a knife. Later on, he and the group begin deciding on who to send into the challenge. He votes for Justine, even though he had originally promised her and Colleen that he would vote for himself. When Tana and Justine's names are pulled, he wishes the girls good luck and gives Tana a hug before they go into the challenge. After Tana returns with the Jeweled Key, a bird-like creature grabs Alex and the episode ends.

Episode 3 A Deal With A Demon 

When Alex and the rest of the group had infiltrated the Garuda's gold stash, they all collected some coins that had fallen from the sky. He also forms an unexpected alliance with his former enemy, Destorm.

Episode 4 A Wedding To Die For 

Alex was captured along with the other males and was forced to find a spear, but in order to do that they had to complete 4 tasks (Alex failing the third one). Later on, Alex was voted into the challenge against Destorm...again. Alex was about to lose, but in a shocking turn of events Destorm sacrifices himself for him (and Lauren) and gets killed by the Emperor instead. Alex then saves Rosanna and they leave the ceremony together. He returns to the lounge with Ro and tells the group that he decided to return to "the good side" (with no one believing that he ever left to begin with).

Episode 5 Dark Magic and A Twisted Fate

At voting, Alex and the other guests (except Colleen) vote against Joey. Despite the five votes against him, Joey doesn't go into the challenge and Tana and Gabbie's cards are chosen instead. Later on, Alex suggests that instead of waiting in the lounge for one of them to return, the group goes into the challenge as well to save both of their friends. They do so and go to where Tana and Gabbie are, only to see the two get stabbed and killed by the Black Knight.

Episode 6 - The Maze of Terror

Episode 7 - Be Careful What You Wish For

Episode 8 - Cursed Treasure

Voting History

Episode Voted for Did he go into the challenge? Did he win?
The Masquerade Part II Himself No N/A
Tangled Web Unknown No N/A
A Nation Divided DeStorm Power Yes Yes
The Gingerbread Woman Joey Graceffa No N/A
Endless Winter Night N/A No N/A
Automaton Love Story Himself Yes Yes
Full Moon Slaughter N/A Yes Yes
The Dark Dimension Himself Yes No
The Museum of Death: Part 2 Justine Ezarik No N/A
A Deal With A Demon N/A No N/A
A Wedding To Die For Gabbie Hanna Yes Yes
Dark Magic and A Twisted Fate Joey Graceffa No N/A
The Maze of Terror Rosanna Pansino Yes Yes
Be Careful What You Wish For Himself Was picked, but Joey volunteered in his place N/A
Cursed Treasure N/A Yes No

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Appearances

Season 3 11/12 Season 4 9/10
The Masquerade Part I The Museum of Death Part 1
The Masquerade Part II The Museum of Death Part 2
Tangled Web A Deal With A Demon
A Nation Divided A Wedding To Die For
The Gingerbread Woman Dark Magic and a Twisted Fate
Endless Winter Night The Maze of Terror
Automaton Love Story Be Careful What You Wish For
Full Moon Slaughter Cursed Treasure
The Dark Dimension Prehistoric Evil (recap)
The Sorceress (recap) The Collector Returns
Monster's Ball
Behind The Scenes

Quotes

Season 2

  • ”I found it!” - Finding the War Gem in the pool and beating DeStorm."
  • "And his hair is always perfectly coiffed. How?"
  • I don’t want you to die, but one of us have to!” - Before beating Gabbie Hanna.
  • "No! No! GABBIE!" While watching Gabbie Hanna die
  • ”Did we find everything?”
  • ”No one could escape their fate, so... I did little to fight back.” - Right before being killed by the Dark Dimension Gatekeeper.

Season 4

  • ”You know I killed both of you guys, right?” - Seeing DeStorm and Gabbie again.
  • "I wasn't scared. More like surprised. Cause I don't get scared."
  • "I don't trust this guy. Not because he's slightly better looking than me. Slightly."
  • ”Their distrust of Joey is slowing us down. We gotta move, we’re gonna die.”
  • ”This is the red wedding!” - After witnessing DeStorm Power sacrifice himself for him, the Chinese Emperor get killed, and the Emperor's Mother being stabbed by the Sorceress.
  • ”Two of our friends are out there, fighting for their lives! The Black Knight is one, together, we are seven!”
  • "Matt!"
  • “I thought that if I just moved fast enough, I could save Colleen. But once again, I let everybody down...”
  • ”There’s no way I’m going back in this thing.”
  • "Chillin' in a basket."
  • "Hey, I have a YouTube channel. If you're not doing anything right now, you could subscribe."
  • ”Oh my gosh, again!?”
  • ”I already killed two friends, now I have to kill somebody else?”
  • ”Being here in Purgatory, I lost my way. I thought... Maybe I was evil. But at the end of the day... I may not have pirate’s blood, but I do have a hero’s heart...” - Alex’s final confessional/last words before his second death at the hands of Rorik.

Trivia

  • Alex has entered the most challenges with 8 over both of his seasons
  • He has also has won the most with 6
  • Alex and Lauren are the only known guests that dated each other.
  • In Behind the Scenes with Joey Graceffa, we learn that Alex was asked if he would cry if Lauren didn't come back from the Golden Goblet Challenge, which he said he wouldn't with a laugh, but when his girlfriend didn't return, tears fell in rivers.
  • Alex is considered one of the most useful guests in ETN history along with Eva Gutowski, Liza Koshy, Matthew Patrick, Safiya Nygaard and Tana Mongeau
  • He was one of the last two people to leave the set of Season 4. The other being Rosanna.
  • Alex has been in the most challenges out of any other current guest, being in seven challenges from both of his combined seasons as of now.
    • Alex has also survived more challenges than any other guest, having emerged alive from six challenges from both of his combined seasons as of now.
  • Alex is the first guest to ever recommend to try and help the two voted into a challenge.
  • Alex has witnessed eight different deaths: DeStorm, Liza, Tana, Gabbie, DeStorm's second death, Tana's second death and Gabbie's second death, and Colleen Ballinger’s second death, which beats Rosanna, who witnessed seven for most deaths witnessed.
  • Alex is the first known guest to volunteer themselves for a challenge without all of the other guests voting.
  • Alex was compared to a gazelle by Sinbad because of his agility.
  • Ironically, DeStorm was shot in the chest and fell backwards into water in season 2, while Alex was stabbed to death. In season 4, they both have switched their original deaths with each other, with DeStorm being stabbed and Alex being shot in the chest and falling backwards into water.
  • In both of Alex's deaths, he didn't fight back and just accepted his fate.
  • Ignoring Joey, Alex has voted for himself the most times out of any guest, with a total of 5 times.
  • Every time the group has collectively voted for themselves, he has been selected to enter the challenge.
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