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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Captain Disillusion

Winner in Weird

About Captain Disillusion

Vlogging in his DIY superhero tracksuit and silver face-paint mask, Alan Melikdjanian aka “Captain Disillusion” and his YouTube channel with 80M+ views brings years of showmanship and filmmaking savvy to debunking the internet’s “unbelievable.” Exposing hoaxes and trickster visual effects by way of cgi and pixel investigations, Alan explains the truth behind long-held viral sensations. Crossing the 1M subscriber mark last year, Alan uses his growing influence to empower educated skepticism while cautioning against the extremist conspiracy theory, ever-preaching "Love with your heart. Use your head for everything else.”

Captain Disillusion's best work on social