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Pyrocynical

Niall Murphy, also known online as Pyrocynical (or simply Pyro), is an English commentary YouTuber. He was previously acknowledged as one of the early adopters of well-known commentary formats, such as the use of colored borders to separate video clips displayed during videos.




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Currently, Niall posts a variety of commentary and analysis videos to his channel, particularly those with content that relates to trends. He makes fun of PewDiePie's fanbase, the Bro Army, by jokingly referring to his audience as the "Bruh Army" on occasion. Even an ASCII drawing of the Brofist, which PewDiePie first used in his descriptions at the beginning of his career, could be found in most of his descriptions.


Personal Information


NameNiall Murphy
Profile NamePyrocynical
DOB (Age)May 14, 1997 (age 25)
DOJ (YouTube)July 27th, 2013
Total Videos654
Schedule/Status2-3 videos per month
Net Worth$2.51 million
NationalityEnglish
ResidenceSheffield, South Yorkshire

Social media statistics


PlatformFollowers/Subscribers
YouTube 4.71 million
Twitch 268,534
Instagram 828,786

Career


Although Niall started his YouTube channel in 2013, he didn’t start posting videos on it until 2014. These videos were mostly mock MLG montage videos, for which he later claimed to be embarrassed.


On October 30, 2015, “IT’S JUST A PRANK BRO” - a commentary-style video that marked a clear departure from the montage parody content - was posted on Niall’s YouTube channel.

“How to pizza” is the first video Niall uploaded on his channel. In the video, he makes a meme video of the popular series The Breaking Bad.


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In 2019, Niall’s content combined commentary, gaming videos, and hot topics. Additionally, he has started to engage with people more frequently in skits. The biggest of these was a Reddit video that featured a variety of Despacito memes.


By 2020, however, there were significantly fewer commentary videos available. As of 2021, Niall’s content consists primarily of in-depth analyses and reviews of video games, television shows, and films, with a small number of uploads of commentary videos.


He has stated that the first and second channels will each have a weekly upload by November 2021 and that he will be concentrating more of their content output on Twitch. He declared in January 2022 that he had established a VODs channel for streaming archives.


Pictures of Niall’s face were leaked to Twitter by DramaAlert host Keemstar from his personal Facebook page before his face was revealed. Keemstar, however, asserted that the picture he tweeted had already been leaked onto Twitter and Google Images and that he had never disclosed any information from Niall’s personal Facebook page.


Niall unexpectedly posted a face reveal video on October 12, 2016, titled “who I’m voting for president (face reveal),” mocking the Casey Neistat scandal surrounding the 2016 US presidential election. Since the reveal, he has added his appearance to almost every video of his, again switching the format.


Despite the fact that their personalities are very different, Niall used to receive frequent criticism for being a “LeafyIsHere clone” because of how similar their content was. Niall’s response was to belittle himself and resemble Leafy more by using clickbait and content that was more positive than Leafy’s. Despite all the drama, Niall and Leafy kept their friendship and made a joke appearance on DramaAlert with an insult battle from the playground.


Net Worth


As per Net Worth Spot, Niall’s net worth is $2.51 million as of July 2022. On average, YouTubers can make $3 to $7 for every thousand video views. If Pyrocynical falls within this range, Net Worth Spot calculates that Pyrocynical makes a total of $627.34 thousand per year or $41.82 thousand per month. A year’s worth of revenue from video ads could exceed $1.13 million if Pyrocynical makes more than average.




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Personal Life


On May 14, 1997, Pyrocynical was born in England.


From 2016 to late 2018 or early 2019, Niall was romantically involved with YouTube animator Hyojin Choi, also known as Squizzy. On April 19, 2019, Hyojin announced on Twitter that they had split.


Ivory Rasmus, a Twitter user, claimed on October 29, 2020, that Pyrocynical "groomed" him when the latter was 15 and Pyrocynical was 19. Ivory claims that Niall sent him a variety of offensive materials, including fetish videos and drawn NSFW.


On November 10, 2020, Niall posted a response to the accusation on his subreddit. He didn't deny the conversations occurred, but he did say that they were only engaged in "fantasy roleplay" and that no grooming or sexual imagery was ever exchanged, which Ivory also acknowledged.


In a response video he released on December 18, Niall rejected the claim that he was a groomer, admitting that it was negligent of him to play sexual roleplays with Ivory without first confirming his age, and apologized for it.




source: Instagram


Other Social Media Presence


Niall is followed by hundreds and thousands of people on several platforms.


Niall has over 268k followers on Twitch, where most of his streams include him chatting normally with his subscribers. On Instagram, he has over 828k followers and 159,653 average likes. He posts pictures of himself, cosplay pictures and much more on his account.


Content on YouTube


Niall uploads 2-3 videos per month that cross the million views mark fairly quickly. His content includes let’s play horror games such as Iron Lung and satire videos.


Some of his most popular series include PyroVODS, PyroLIVE and Watch The New Stuff.


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Niall reviews the game Far Cry 3.


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Niall, in this video, makes a satire on the kids’ show Teletubbies.


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Niall reviews Cry Of Fear.


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Niall reviews the game Petscoop which came out on the PS1.


Interesting Facts


  1. Around the end of 2019, his uploads slowed down and shifted their focus to media products like movies, books, TV shows, and Tiktok.
  2. He is well known for including "funny" props in his videos, such as Minecraft tools, a Roadhog mask, various hats, including Niall's hat, a gas mask with an ushanka, etc.
  3. Niall frequently asserted that his subscriber base (which he referred to as the Bruh Army, or “PewDiePie's Bro Army, but better") could surpass PewDiePie's subscriber account both during and after the T-Series vs. PewDiePie subscriber battle.


FAQs


Q. Does Pyrocynical have a girlfriend?

A. Hyojin Choi, also known as Squizzy, a YouTube animator, was dating Niall from 2016 to 2018-2019. On April 19, 2019, Hyojin announced on Twitter that she and Niall parted ways amicably and are still close friends. In 2019 and 2020, Niall had a relationship with a woman named Ida (also known as Daflummify on Twitter).


Q. What gender is Pyrocynical?

A. Pyrocynical is a straight male. Niall's defining characteristic is his ginger-brown, now platinum blonde, almost white hair which led to many making jokes about him appearing to be "a cute little lesbian." He has, however, acknowledged that he is straight.


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