- "Some people always see their reflection...in the water. I see my reflection in the fire."
- ―Isaac Kalder
|Full Name:||Isaac Kalder|
The Darkness (by Jesse's characters)
|Status:||Deceased (in E.V.E)|
Alive (In Real Life)
|Family:||Jesse Ridgway (true creator)|
The Devil (father/creator)
|First appearance:||SNAP OUT OF IT! (THE DEVIL INSIDE)|
paralyzed. (My Virtual Escape)
|Last appearance:||break free. (My Virtual Escape)
stealing issac kalder's puppy... (The Devil Inside)
Isaac Kalder is the human embodiment of Jesse Ridgway’s anger, anxiety, and depression, which developed after the Psycho Series. He was created by The Devil, alias The Creator, who can be considered the Lucifer of Jesse's mind, and Isaac is his demon. The Devil created a story for Isaac, seen in My Virtual Escape, and The Devil Inside seemingly taking place before and during MVE, as seen in Double-cross.. This means the first two seasons are prequel.
However, it is unclear if The Devil created Isaac's story after the events of The Devil Inside, and worked it into the story.
In his world, he is an ordinary teenager and a recent high school graduate who became depressed after the loss of his sister and mother, which caused immediate drug addiction, alcoholism, and a pre-hostile attitude, depicted in MVE.
Isaac also now has a pet dog named Jenny, a black-&-white-furred cavapoo puppy he adopted sometime after the events of My Virtual Escape and named after his favorite song, "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine" by The Killers.
He is portrayed by Jesse Ridgway.
Isaac comes from an alternate universe, in the year 2019. He has described his homeworld negatively several times. In THE TELL-TALE HEART!, he reveals that he is an only child and just got out of high school. He also seems to have had a bad relationship with his family. He was a regular customer of a drug dealer by the name of Longbags, the two also apparently go "way back." Isaac was also a YouTuber in his own world as he runs a gaming channel.
- "we tried to stop it. but it's already too late."
- ―Text following Isaac's first appearance in SNAP OUT OF IT!
After testing his snapper after many attempts to fix it, Jesse Ridgway loses complete control of his characters and is unable to snap back to his own self and instead becomes another randomized character. After finally regaining control of his body, Jesse is recommended to a wizard in Connecticut as per the request of Larry Abraham.
The Wizard stated, "the amount of personalities you snap into on a regular basis is incredibly dangerous and if continued, might go very wrong."
Jesse disregards this, however, and goes back home. He tells his Juggies that he's fine and in control, before telling them he and them "need to talk". This prompts him to go down into the basement and into the former fan mail room closet.
He looks into the mirror, as he does so, however, Jesse inside the mirror snaps his fingers. The character, Tony Trevorelli, tells him to stop snapping as he and the other characters are concerned. If he snaps one more time, an evil force could find its way to the surface, and that Jesse wouldn't be able to go back.
Jesse, not listening to any of this, snaps to get rid of Tony. However, he then finds himself trapped inside the mirror, as the now incomplete Isaac with false memories as Jesse Ridgway, walks out, leaving the real Jesse inside the mirror in the former fan mail closet room.
During the same time in Isaac's world. He was escaping being killed by John when he tried to log off in the mirror. It didn't work and he heard The Devil's voice. He told Isaac he will now be able to destroy someone else's life and that his memories will be distorted and filled with Jesse's. He is than taken through the mirror.
At first, nothing was wrong with "Jesse's" behavior, behind the scenes of thePsycho Series have now commenced and, at first, nothing is out of the ordinary. This is because Isaac had lost his memories from his world and his head was filled with Jesse's thoughts.
This changes by I'm Leaving Youtube... *NOT CLICKBAIT* with the appearance of the beanie, however in yellow form, in contrast to his dark red form which first appears in THE BTS VIDEOS ARE OVER!!!. The change in color could very well be due to his change in mindset, causing him to switch from good to evil. Despite the unclear meaning, it's evident that the beanie has some sort of significance.
After a while, Isaac decides to make changes to his physical body. This includes getting a tattoo, dying his hair, getting a piercing, and changing his attire. The progression of depression and worthlessness is subtle, with Isaac at first acting like Jesse Ridgway who is depressed because of the Psycho Series. As the videos go on, he develops more as an unstable and depressed individual, capable of kidnapping and almost committing murder.
The Double Snap and Return To The Mirror
In the devil inside, Isaac, who is about to kill himself, hears someone call out his name. He questions who said that, and finds out that it was Jesse, who is talking to him through a mirror shard. Jesse finally is able to have a one on one talk with Isaac and explains to him that he is just a character that he created from his anxiety and depression after the Psycho Series was over and that he needs to go back to his world. Isaac replies back by saying that he can't even leave the mirror, until he is reminded about the double snap that Psycho Kid performed at the end of the Psycho Series, to fix his personality and snap back into Jesse. Isaac refuses and proceeds to smash the shard. After a brief confrontation with the Wizard, he runs away and starts to freak out as he is running out of time. The Wizard—who is now in his wizard form—, Parker, Jeffery, and now Uncle Larry continue their search for him and finally finds him. Isaac is caught off guard and tries to escape, but he finds himself cornered by all 4. They all tell him to double snap back into Jesse, and he continues to refuse until finally giving up from all the pressure and double snaps. This opened a portal to the Mirror Realm that forced Isaac to enter. After that, Isaac was nowhere to be found, and he was finally back in his realm. Issac keeps telling Jesse to come out and talk to Isaac but yet does not want to go back to his world but there isn't much Jesse can do.
Despite his return to the Mirror Realm, Isaac continued to be referenced after being sent back, in particular by The Devil. He makes a reappearance in the devil outside. after the Devil began to lose control of the McJuggerNuggets Camera Man contest (along with the entire situation and being shot by the real Jesse Ridgway who had escaped the Mirror Realm) and ordered Jeff Ridgway into destroying the mirrors containing Jesse's other characters, with the exception of Issac and Psycho Kid. He was mentioned once again in SNAP INTO IT! by Joe Jump and Uncle Larry, who both warn Jesse into not change back into him. The video does show Jesse attempt to change back into Isaac by the Devil's attempts due to the death of Psycho Kid and Jesse's own depression over the loss of his creations only to rebuff his plan. Isaac makes his full reappearance once more in "THE NEW CAMERAMAN GETS FIRED" after Jesse decides to tell Isaac's story, despite Swift's reluctance to do so. In his reappearance in the end, Isaac is seen praying to God and asking him for his suicide to be a quick one, showing he's laid a gun and a knife on his bed. In "The Return of McJuggerNuggets" Isaac and Jesse Ridgway bids each other a farewell. Isaac then tells Jesse he appreciates him giving a happy ending.
My Virtual Escape
The series My Virtual Escape focuses on Issac's story and arguably what his past is as well, as shown in the first episode paralyzed. Isaac is shown struggling with an attitude towards his father, his father's girlfriend, a nun his father has on payroll to confess too, along with a good friendship of a high school friend, mixed with his anti-american thoughts and substance abuse. It's also revealed during the Storyfire blurbs that Isaac had a caring teacher who felt he had better potential and a positive relationship with his mother, who's implied to have had a divorce with his father.
Encounter In the Mirror
Two years after Issac's story was concluded being told in My Virtual Escape, and two years after his farewell to Jesse Ridgway, Jesse (who is no longer controlled by The Devil) and Issac had a mini-encounter on accident in stealing issac kalder's puppy.... While Jesse was attempting to show the powers of the Mirror to Nick, Swift, and Ashley, Jesse double-snapped multiple times until Issac all of a sudden popped into the Mirror. Issac's style & personality seemed to be the same as when he was last shown. After both of them were no longer startled, Issac immediately asked Jesse for a favor, as "he's going to be gone for a few years" in the Virtual Reality game E.V.E, for (currently) unknown reasons. Issac then asked Jesse to take care of his dog Jenny, which he got after the events of My Virtual Escape, and who was named after his favorite song "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" by The Killers, which cover version was played in MVE. Jesse agreed, and grabbed Jenny through the Mirror. After that, Issac said goodbye with his catchphrase by saying, "Have some fun times, peace dude!". Jesse then showed Jenny to Nick, Swift, and Ashley in the other room, and are now taking care of her, presumably until Issac returns from E.V.E.
Abuse of Substance
The main staple in Isaac's character is his alcoholism and substance abuse. Isaac is first seen drinking beer while visiting Uncle Larry's son Tom.. Isaac continues drinking more frequently as the videos progress. He eventually starts consuming prescription pills. After a failed suicide attempt, Isaac starts snorting cocaine. His main (most likely favorite) drugs are recreational marijuana joints.
- "Fun times!..."
- ―Isaac's catchphrase
Isaac is depressed, rude, selfish, impulsive and quite literally the epitome of evil. Isaac became a drinker, , drug user, smoker, self harming, depressed and suicidal individual due to his sister's death. This incarnation of Jesse Ridgway is the darkest we've seen yet.
Despite these disturbing attributes to his character, he has opened up immensely since his first appearance. He has became somewhat empathetic towards his custodian, Jesse Ridgway, and caring towards Jesse's girlfriend and brother, . However, since his identity was exposed in JEFFREY FINDS THE MIRROR!, Isaac takes an even darker path by pointing a gun at Jesse Ridgway's parents and keeping his mother hostage. Despite saying that he is "not a bad person", he also stabs his longtime friend Longbags for not having any drugs along with throwing a knife at the Wizard and shot Parker and Uncle Larry.
Although in My Virtual Escape these attributes are toned down, especially later on in the series.
- Isaac's real name was speculated to be Jake, as this Tweet from January from Jesse Ridgway himself stated that his name is Jake. However, this was posted before Isaac even had appeared, so it could very well just simply be a joke. It is also possible that it could have been a prototype name given by Jesse while thinking up names for the character, before eventually settling on Isaac.
Isaac said that his name was not Jake on a Twitch stream on May 22nd, 2017.
- Some Juggies believe the 2017 series to be the seemingly canceled "MONOTONE" series that got two teasers. In the second teaser, Jesse holds a sign saying "My Name is... Daniel Alton."
Isaac said that his name was not Daniel Alton on a Twitch stream on May 22nd, 2017.
In my world is crumbling., Isaac revealed his real name, by saying "My name is not Jesse. My name is Isaac."
- Aside from The Devil and Joe , Isaac has many known enemies and has faced off and did many mischievous acts against them.
- In a Q&A video with the main M.V.E. cast, Jesse Ridgway, the series creator and director, revealed that a famous YouTuber called LeafyIsHere served as the inspiration for creating the character.
- YOU DON'T KNOW ME!!!
- everything you never wanted to know about isaac.
- RIPPING BOTH MY FINGERS OFF!
- SNAP OUT OF IT!
- SNAP OUT OF IT!
- MY FIRST BEER IN 3 YEARS! (DRUNK)
- MY ONLY ESCAPE!
- DESTROYING MY DAD'S ANTIQUE CAR! (REAL)
- MY FIRST BEER IN 3 YEARS! (DRUNK)
- Psycho Family Golfing
- EASTBUMBLEF*CK DAY!
- THE DARKEST CUT!
- OFF THE DEEP END!
- MY ONLY ESCAPE!
- please save my shattered mind.
- no way out.
Jesse Ridgway's Roles
Psycho Series Character | Jesse Jackson | The G.A.M.E. Character | Curtis | Documentary Series Character | The Spirit Of Ursula Character | Collab Series Character | Isaac Kalder | THE DEVIL INSIDE Character | The Devil
Parker Zippel's Roles
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.'s Roles
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr.'s Roles
Theresa Ridgway's Roles
Larry Abraham's Roles
Melissa Stahlberger's Roles
Brian Spitz's Roles