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This page is about the character from the Dream SMP. For the streamer who plays this character, see Karl Jacobs.
'Til next time. Don't forget who you are.

—KARL, WRITING IN HIS DIARY ABOUT TIME-TRAVELING.


Karl Jacobs, shortened to Karl, is the twenty-first member of the Dream SMP, joining on August 26, 2020. He was a citizen of El Rapids. Karl is the current writer and creative director of the "Tales from the SMP" series, a canon side series compromised of "oneshot" episodes that reveal several lore plots throughout the server. He currently serves as the leader of Kinoko Kingdom and resides in the realm with many allies and friends.

Physiology

Karl appears as a human with brown hair, light skin, and light brown eyes. He wears a multi-colored hoodie with a teal spiraling swirl, black pants, and purple shoes. However, as of recent, his hoodie and eyes seems to be changing colors due to his time traveling.

Karl's has no control over when or where he time travels, more being thrown through time with little to no working and being tasked with recording what he sees. The portal in his library seems to be a sort of respawn point where he comes back to after traveling. When traveling back from each journey, he seems to be forgetting his memory bit by bit, and has to write it down in multiple diary entries.

Personality

Karl is a friendly, funny, and positive guy that loves hanging out with his friends. He is currently engaged to Sapnap and Quackity, making it the first polyamorous relationship of the SMP. He is known for building and taking credit for constructing several landmarks around the server.

Karl also acts as a tour guide for new visitors and members, giving tours to LazarBeam, Vikkstar123, Pokimane, Lil Nas X and Corpse Husband.

History

L'Manberg Independence Arc

Karl joined Dream SMP on August 26, 2020. Right off the bat, he was welcomed by members of the server with a tour and was given many items to start with. Karl built Hutt's Pizza on his first day on the server with the help of Eret and Punz. Karl wanted to join L'Manberg, but was rejected by Tommy since Karl was not British. Karl built his floating bamboo house next to Tommy's house just to annoy him.

Karl became engaged to Sapnap, and he built the Harry Potter house as a chapel for his marriage and the Eiffel Tower with Sapnap and Punz for the honeymoon.

Manberg Rebellion Arc

Manberg Festival

While helping Tubbo decorate for the Manberg Festival, Karl told Tubbo that he would join whatever political party Tubbo was a part of. Tubbo then gave him a place as Secretary of The Fence in Schlatt's cabinet.

Rutabagville

After Karl built the Haunted Mansion, he built a winter town in the mountains with Niki. Days later after taming his cat, Rutabaga, Karl decided to form his own nation with the winter town and named it Rutabagville. After seeing what Dream had while preparing for the Manberg vs Pogtopia War, Karl decided to join Manberg, secretly making Rutabagville a district of the nation. On the day of the war, Karl revealed the annexation to Niki, who was disappointed in Karl upon hearing the news and chose to renounce her citizenship to Rutabagville due to its newly-formed ties with Manberg.

Manberg vs Pogtopia War

Initially, Karl took the side of Dream SMP and Manberg during the war. Before the war, Karl spoke to many members and was saddened by the fact that all his friends were fighting for the Pogtopian cause. Karl overheard Eret's conversation with Tubbo and Quackity where he stated that he would betray Dream SMP and relayed the information to Dream, leading to Dream dethroning Eret. During the war, Karl mostly spoke with Schlatt atop the tower and was killed multiple times after the Pogtopian offensive started. After all the fighting ended and Manberg declared loss, Karl immediately flipped and pretended to be in Pogtopia's side the entire time. Tubbo and the other members of Pogtopia accepted Karl, giving him the position of Creative Head Director in L'Manberg.

Retribution Arc

Mexican L'Manberg/El Rapids

After Quackity formed Mexican L'Manberg, Karl joined him in the new nation while keeping the position as Creative Head Director of L'Manberg. Karl was essential to the plot for Mexican L'Manberg to be recognized by sacrificing one of his canon lives in an attempt to frame Eret. After many negotiations in the holy land, Mexican was recognized as its own nation under a new name, El Rapids. There was also an attempt to return one canon life to Karl, but the idea was rejected.

Empowerment Arc

The Egg

One day BadBoyHalo decided to show Quackity the Egg. Karl spied on the two from a distance and followed them to the Egg room. He tried to get Quackity to leave by promising him a gift, and out of fear of the Egg, Quackity ran away. As Bad and Quackity were arguing, Karl mined down and hit Bad with a stick then ran away.

Kinoko Kingdom

After the events of the Masquerade, Karl was told that he could no longer keep his library in the same location, as the safety of the library was compromised. Karl decided to officially leave El Rapids, making the nation essentially defunct. With George and Sapnap, they created a new nation, although they didn't pick a name for it at the time. The first building Karl wanted to build was the library.

Sometime after the events of the Wild West, he awoke at his old abandoned library to find it overrun by the blood vines. Understanding what the mysterious book writer in the Inbetween meant by moving the library, he went to improve his new country, which he named Kinoko Kingdom.

Karl's secret library room

In the fourth Las Nevadas stream, Karl was first seen coming up from the ladder leading to his secret library, where he reunited with Quackity as Sapnap had brought him to visit the country. Karl initially treated the visit civilly like Quackity was a stranger, but things started to spiral after he suddenly pulled Sapnap aside to tell him Quackity was apparently the reason he had died. In spite of Sapnap and Quackity trying to remind him of their shared past, Karl revealed that he had no recollection of Quackity nor their history together outside of the claim of murder, and accused Quackity of being a "terrorizing murderer" who contradicted the peaceful values of Kinoko. Karl then told Sapnap, also Kinoko's Head of Military, to remove Quackity from the premises of the nation and effectively placed a restraining order against him.

Tales from the SMP

Somehow, as of recent, Karl has been randomly time traveling inside of his library. He keeps on losing his memory, and seems to want to figure out how he can make the history of the server better.

The Town That Never Was

Karl, alongside Sam, Bad, George, and Fundy, built a nation dubbed "Gogtopia" in one hour. Before the one hour was up, a raid occurred, which Karl described as the first war. After this, Karl blew up the country using nearly a stack of TNT, renaming it to "The Town That Never Was." He proclaimed that he wanted the moment to remain as a beautiful memory without it being used as leverage against its creators.

The Village That Went Mad

Karl time-traveled hundreds of years in the past, where he watched as a village called "Not A Very Good Town Town" and its 8 townsfolk tried to figure out who the murderer was. It ended with Cornelius, Helga, Miles and Jimmy being murdered, with Catboy and Robin being executed. Both of the murderers, Jack and Bob, remained alive.

The Beach Episode

Karl challenged Dream, Sapnap, George, Bad and Ranboo to a treasure hunt made by a pirate named "Captain Blockbeard." The winner of this treasure hunt was Ranboo, who was given multiple items. Ranboo gave a graphics card (RTX 3080) to Sapnap, since Ranboo already had a better one (RTX 3090), and the rest of the participants were also gifted twenty subs.

The Lost City of Mizu

Isaac (Karl), alongside Benjamin, Charles and Cletus, who were a group of four fisherman, found and explored an underwater city named Mizu. The city had only one resident; a descendant of Ranboo named Ranbob. It contained multiple events from the 'Disc Wars', however a lot of the information was often incorrect due to the time difference.

During the visit, Ranbob murdered Cletus in the Tree Dome room, and Benjamin fell into lava after nearly completing some parkour. Isaac and Charles find a room dedicated to Dream, and after Ranbob states that Dream was his idol, he murders Charles and then Isaac.

Karl returned to the present to document his adventures, and wrote a diary entry stating that he was starting to experience memory issues after time traveling. After some internal conflict, Karl concludes that he has to keep traveling in order to "right some wrongs."

The Masquerade

Karl time traveled over a hundred years in the past in front of a mansion, where he meets Sir Billiam III, the owner of the mansion. After learning that Karl is a Minecraft streamer, he lets him in and waits for the other guests to arrive. When they all arrive, they party for a while until the lights go out.

Whilst the lights are out, a murder occurs, and the party-goers attempt to find the murderer - although they aren't that successful as most of the party-goers end up dead. Billiam reveals to Karl that the Egg was the one controlling everyone to kill each other, and invites Karl to hug the Egg. When Karl refuses, Billiam orders his butler to kill Karl.

Following this series of events, Karl ends up in the Inbetween, a white palace that seems to transcend time. It is described as a gateway for traveling in time. He is told that he does not get to choose when he time travels or when he returns, but that there is a solution for his body's deterioration hidden somewhere within the castle. Finally, he is advised to move his library, and he traveled back to the present.

Karl began documenting his adventures at the masquerade party. Afterward, he began writing in his diary again, talking about the Inbetween and how he plans to move the library so that it can be preserved.

The Wild West

Karl traveled to approximately the same period as the Masquerade, and arrives at a bar that was being robbed by a group of three bandits. He gathers the townspeople in order to fight against the bandits. Karl and the townspeople successfully fought off the bandits.

Karl then once again ended up at the Inbetween. This time, there were multiple different Karls walking throughout the castle. The castle was described as constantly growing and adapting, and explains that not all stories have to end in misery. Karl also found another book demanding he looked under the tree. After he did so, he found a book warning him not to deter from the path.

The Haunted Mansion

Karl traveled to a time in the future, and arrives next to a good friend of his, Connor. Confused to see Connor, he walks into the house Connor was having a hangout in, and met Connor's new friends. He traveled with them to the mansion ran by Schlatt, and completed the trials. He seemed to have felt uneasy about some of the guests, as they acted a bit weird towards him.

Karl once again traveled to the Inbetween, and goes around the castle. He finds new rooms such as a bathroom, bedroom, and a new hallway. He reads several books that attempt to comfort Karl during his visitation to the castle. At one point however, Karl finds a secret room hidden within a tree. He finds books that warn Karl of the dangers of the Inbetween, stating that the dimension was not as innocent as it seemed and that the portal was the key. He then finds fourteen more books outside the tree that insisted that Karl did not stray from the path.

The Pit

Karl traveled to the same time period as the Lost City of Mizu, and ended up in an empire ruled by a king. The king made citizens duel to be the general, while others watched. Karl was the cameraman for the king, however he had lost all of the footage. After this, the winner of the duels killed Karl, ending his travel.

Karl ended up in the Inbetween once again, but this time things were different. Karl kept teleporting throughout the Inbetween, and the dimension got progressively darker as Karl continued to ignore the books telling him to not stray from the path. Eventually, he listened to the books that were telling him to go to the portal he had seen from his previous travel. He went through the portal after much difficulty and ended up in a new dimension, the Other Side.

Items

Personal items
Name Notes
Diamond.png Honk Honk is Karl's first mined diamond on the Dream SMP. It is housed behind a glass display in the basement of his Floating bamboo house.
Diamond Boots JE1 BE1.png Karl's Yeezys Karl's diamond boots.

Pets

Pets
Name Status Residence Notes
Red Cichlid.png Hutt Alive Kinoko Kingdom Hutt is the owner of Hutt's Pizza and is Karl's first pet on the server.
Brown Horse with White Stockings.png Socks Alive Karl's floating bamboo house Karl's horse. He seems to have forgotten that he has Socks, as he has not used it for a very long time.
Brown Trader Llama.png Eiffel Tower Llama Deceased The Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower Llama was killed during War of the Burning Eiffel Tower after being hung by Skeppy.
Chicken.png Nuggie Deceased The Eiffel Tower Karl's pet chicken. It sadly died, much to Karl's displeasure.
Tuxedo Cat.png Rutabaga Alive Kinoko Kingdom Adopted on November 7, 2020. Inspired the formation of Rutabagville.
Polar Bear.png Bogey Alive Previously The Dating House now Lazar and Vikk's House Gifted by Antfrost on November 11, 2020.[6] Fundy took Bogey in an attempt to scam Philza, but failed and left him outside the L'Manberg Embassy.[7] Vikkstar and Lazar eventually adopted Bogey after finding him.[8]
QueenAngelfish.png Lasagna Alive Kinoko Kingdom A fish shared between Sapnap and Karl.
Brown Trader Llama.png Brown Trader Llama.png Party Island llamas Alive Kinoko Kingdom Two llamas that lived in Party Island.

Relationships

Relationships with members
Name Status Notes
Relationship SlightlyPositive LargePixelArt.png Neutral/positive
Awesamdude and Karl have a neutral relationship due to their friendly personalities.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Of the times that Karl and Connor have interacted, they have been on good terms. When Karl arrives at the cabin Connor rents out for his "unpopular friends" during The Haunted Mansion, he greets Karl excitedly, saying he's glad to see him. Karl returns the sentiment, happy to see someone that he recognizes from the SMP in his travels. The two express this same sentiment a couple more times throughout the tale, as Connor seems to know Karl much better than the rest of the cast, excluding Schlatt.
Relationship VeryNegative LargePixelArt.png Opposed Karl also hates the Egg as when Bad tried to lure Quackity to be corrupted, he was chatting to Quackity to get out of there and has also hit Bad with a stick for trying to lure Quackity and left a threatening note. This was also most likely increased in the Masquerade episode as he and the other guests have been killed by Sir Billiam and the Butler as a "sacrifice" and to "feed" the Egg much like what happened during the Red Banquet.
Relationship SlightlyPositive LargePixelArt.png Neutral/positive
Eret and Karl have a positive relationship with each other. Eret often helps Karl out with his builds. However, after the events of El Rapid's attempt to dethrone Eret, their relationship may have soured.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Karl and Foolish have interacted due to Karl asking for help to build his new library in Kinoko Kingdom. The two and Sapnap bonded over their work, and have had good relations with each other since.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
George and Karl have a long history of joking with each other, and they often hang out. They have since grown their relationship, as Karl gave George custom yeezys.
RelationshipNeutral LargePixelArt.png Neutral
Karl gave Lazar a tour when Lazar first joined the server. After the tour, they jokingly messed with each other with Lazar blowing up Karl and Karl threatening to kill Lazar by Punz. They are neutral at the moment.
Relationship SlightlyPositive LargePixelArt.png Neutral/positive
Karl and Niki have a warm relationship, as they went on a date together and have had several positive interactions. Although Karl sold Rutabagaville to Manberg and was on the opposite side in the Manberg vs Pogtopia War, they remained good friends.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Prior to Pokimane's visit, Karl built Party Island, Pokimane War Bunker, and Party Park to impress her. When she visited the server on December 13, 2020, Karl gave her a tour, showing the main regions of Dream SMP and portions of L'Manberg before revealing Party Island and Party Park.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Karl and Punz have a positive relationship and often hang out with each other, Karl likes to say that Punz and Sapnap fight over him.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Purpled defended Karl when George and Quackity tried hunting him.
Brokenheart.png Very negative
Quackity is one of Karl's two fiances. During the election, Karl leaned towards SWAG2020 since they allowed free travel and building. As a result, Karl was able to take on multiple projects in Manberg. Karl and Quackity have spent some time building and having fun together in Manberg.

In the Tubbo Administration, the two bonded more in the cabinet. Their relationship allowed Karl to become a member of El Rapids.

Karl forgot to tell Quackity about Kinoko kingdom, most likely because of his traveling memory issues, leading to Quackity feeling somewhat abandoned by him and Sapnap.

Due to his memory issues, Karl only remembers Quackity as the person who got him killed, and believes him to be a terrorizing murderer. Upon realizing this, Quackity reacted with hurt and anger, and told Sapnap he didn't care about Karl.

Relationship Romantic LargePixelArt.png Partner
Karl is engaged with Sapnap. Even though Sapnap has made Karl question their relationship a few times over Sap's actions, the two are still a happy couple seeking marriage. Their relationship has since expanded to include Quackity. The two of them are also very protective of each other.[9]
RelationshipNeutral LargePixelArt.png Neutral
Tommy and Karl have a neutral relationship, but Karl often annoys Tommy. Karl was slightly upset with Tommy since he griefed the Eiffel Tower, but helped Tommy in expanding the Underground Prime Path. Later on, while Karl was enthusiastic about Tommy being exiled[10], it is unknown whether this feeling has persisted or changed afterwards.
Relationship VeryPositive LargePixelArt.png Positive
Karl and Tubbo have a positive relationship. Their relationship grew stronger as Tubbo granted Karl a position in his cabinet.

Quotes

  • "I don't think I do, if all it does is cause death."
  • "The Inbetween. A place I don't quite understand. I feel like I've been there before but I can't put my finger on it."
  • "I can't keep losing my memory. And it seems like every time I go to the Inbetween it happens, but I can't just stop going. Maybe there's more to that place that I'm unaware of... I have to keep looking deeper and deeper into the Inbetween so I can find my way to ensure that i don't lose everyone that's so close to me."
  • "Don't forget who you are."
  • "Sapnap... that guy down there's the reason I died."
  • "WHAT HISTORY?"

Trivia

  • Karl sided with Manberg in the Manberg vs Pogtopia War, but always said that he was on Pogtopia's side since the beginning.
  • Karl enjoys being in animatics and sometimes goes out of his way by saying one-liners in hopes of getting into them. However, since Season 2, this seems to be no longer the case, as the line between fiction and meta, i.e. the Fourth Wall, starts to solidify during this time.
  • In The Lost City of Mizu, Karl revealed that he was a time traveler, which led many people to suspect that Karl changed things that happened on the server. One idea that is heavily suspected is that he broke Wilbur's TNT button as he said in a very confusing tweet on October 16th that stated, "Hi everyone, I broke the button."
    • This theory however is likely untrue, as Karl does not voluntarily choose what time he travels to.
  • It is theorized that Dream knew about Karl's time-traveling abilities and made Pandora's Vault specifically for him.
  • Each time he time travels, he loses some of his memory.
  • Karl has died on the Dream SMP around 415 times, making him the member to die the most, right after Quackity.

References

  1. https://twitchtracker.com/karljacobs/streams/2524791089
  2. feszic [karljacobs] (November 17, 2020). "SAPNAP AND QUACKITY KISSED AND KARL :D" (Clip).
  3. Dream [@dreamwastaken] via Twitter (January 17, 2021): "@smpupdate That would leave: Wilbur: 0 Tubbo: 1 Tommy: 1 Quackity: 2 Fundy: 2 Karl: 2"
  4. Retroity [QuackityVODS] (December 12, 2020). "Quackity Renames Mexican L'Manberg to El Rapids" at 38:48 (VOD).
  5. Dream [@dreamwastaken] via Twitter (January 16, 2021): "[...] - Karl's explosion to frame Eret [...]"
  6. mayahh27 [karljacobs] (November 11, 2020). "Ant giving Karl his polar bear AWWWW" (Clip).
  7. Philza (December 11, 2020). " *Archive* Nov 18, 2020" at 2:15:45 - 2:22:00 (VOD).
  8. LazarBeam (November 26, 2020). "Playing Minecraft (DREAM SMP)" at 41:34 - 1:15:27 (VOD).
  9. They protect each other https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxkrU9Y8LgE&t=44s
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7D_ocKjpNU
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