Soalric (pronounced Soul-Rick) Holt Parker has been a YouTube user since 2009. Initially, he uploaded videos created using the computer game Spore. However, it wasn't until December 2011 that he found his path in creating Downfall Parodies.
Soalric's first video was called "Spore Attack". It was a story about an evil alien race that ultimately gets defeated by humanity. Obviously, such a mediocre story did not attract many views. He uploaded about fifteen videos using Spore and Windows Movie Maker. These videos generally lacked any story however, and ultimately came to an end.
In February 2010, a mishap involving a chihuahua and a a power cord resulted in the destruction of Soalric's computer. It took months to be replaced, and the video making muse was lost. During these months, Soalric began to mature and see just how pathetic his original videos were. He stopped making videos for more than a year, and over this time period became increasingly engrossed within the Unterganging meme. On December 17, 2011, Soalric released his first Downfall parody, "Hitler Decides to Kill Fegelein". Based on the success of this and ensuing parodies, Soalric deleted all of his old Spore videos and devoted his channel to parodies.
In January 2012, Soalric uploaded his first trailer parody, "Saw: The Disney Chapter". This started a new chapter in his YouTube career. A total of five videos have been made based on a mix of Saw and Disney movies, and several other parodies have been made mixing various other films together. However, as these were not nearly as popular as Downfall parodies, his production of trailer parodies slowed and now will only be made either upon request or if they actually involve Downfall.
Community involvement and support
Beginning in the late summer of 2012, Soalric became more involved in the Unterganger community. He began participating in contests such as the Unterganger Hall of Fame and the new Unterganger Awards, and created a video to display the Untergangers' Anthem. In fact, he took up the helm on the "Der Untergang: The Parody", and now acts as an unofficial overseer for the project. In June 2014, Soalric was elected to be Deputy maintainer of the Unterganger Awards.
On November 4, 2012, Soalric discovered that one of his most popular videos, "Slender Man Invades the Bunker! ", had been downloaded and reuploaded by another YouTube user named SlenderManArmy. When Soalric attempted to request a line in the description for credit, he received back only the equivalent of a "Screw you." Upon relaying the issue to the community, other Untergangers such as mfaizsyahmi, Trapped Antics, Notoriousrob01, smoglessbutton4, TheFreakyDolfyFuher, TheSilverUniverse and shomronon all joined with him to force the offending user to take action. Eventually, SMA capitulated and removed the copy entirely.
Soalric started a parody series titled "Der Disneygang". The series opened to a roaring success on 1 March 2013, and Soalric currently considers it the highest point of his career.
View of the Parody Universe
Unlike many other Untergangers, who have a definite timeline to their parodies, Soalric views the parody universe as an entity free of the limitations of time, space, or reality. That's why the Joker can be hired by Hitler to gun down Justin Bieber in the streets of Berlin! Due to this surreal, rather disjointed view, his parodies rarely connect to each other. However, he has made a few sequels to certain of his videos, as well as the aforementioned series.
Notable/Award Winning Parodies
|Name of Parody||Award Won/Significance|
|Hitler Decides to Kill Fegelein!||First Downfall Parody|
|Saw: The Disney Chapter||First Trailer Parody|
|Hitler Puts on an Art Show||February 2012 DPA "Downfall Classic Award"|
|Hitler Calls Willy Wonka||April 2012 DPA "Hitler Phones Award"|
|The Bunker Games||April 2012 DPA "Best Downfall Mini Movie"|
|Hitler Watches the Cursed Ring Tape||June 2012 DPA "Downfall Mini Movie Award"|
|Hitler Meets the Care Bears||June 2012 DPA "Special FX Award"|
|Hitler the Grammar Nazi||June 2012 DPA "Hitler is Informed Award"|
|The Bunker Loses Internet Access||July 2012 DPA "Downfall Classic Award"|
|Fegelein Gets a Pet Cat||July 2012 DPA "Hitler is Informed Award"|
|Hitler is Informed It's Friday the 13th||July 2012 DPA "Hitler is Informed Award"|
|Hitler Plans to Run for President in 2012||July 2012 DPA "Hitler Plans Award"|
|The GoebbelGhost||July 2012 DPA "Goebbels Rants Award"|
|Hitler is Informed It's the Week After Friday the 13th||July 2012 DPA "Hitler is Informed Award"|
|Harvey Dent's Pistol of Chance||July 2012 DPA "Mini Movie Award"|
|Hitler Discovers his Generals like Twilight||August 2012 DPA "Downfall Classic"|
|Hitler Plans to Have Justin Bieber Killed||August 2012 DPA "Parody of the Month"|
|The Silence of the Lions||Last Trailer Parody|
|Hitler's Cake has been Stolen!||August 2012 DPA "Parody of the Month"|
|Unterception Trailer||September 2012 DPA "Parody of the Month"|
|Hitler's Bane Mask||September 2012 DPA "Special Effects"|
|Slender Man Invades the Bunker!||Soalric's Most Popular Parody|
|The GoebbelGhost 2: Escape from the Spirit World||October 2012 Parody of the Month|
|V for Verrat: Fegelein Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day||November 2012 UA "Best Seasonal Parody"|
|The International Untergangers' Anthem||November 2012 UA "Best Musical Parody"|
|Letters from Eva Braun and Magda Goebbels||February 2013 UA "Most Innovative"|
|Hitler Buys the Disney Universe||February 2013 UA "Best Bizarre Crossover"|
|Battle for the Bunker: Episode 5 - Striking Back||January 2015 UA "Best Story-Based Parody"|
|Battle for the Bunker: Episode 7 - A New Enemy||August 2015 UA "Best Series"|
|Battle for the Bunker: Episode 8 - Gunsche's Story||January 2016 UA "Best Series" and "Best Story-Based Parody"|
On May 30, 2016, he uploaded the final episode of Battle for the Bunker, which he stated in a previous video would be his final parody. The exact reasons for this are unclear, but it is most likely due to a lack of inspiration and community issues as to why he retired.
He further clarified the reasons for his retirement in 2019 when he uploaded a comeback video. Soalric cited meme burnout, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals amongst the Unterganger ranks, and eventual distaste by some for Hitler parodies amongst other things. He also mentioned that content creation got in the way of his university studies, hence why he had to give up on Unterganging in order to focus more on his studies.
Soalric would eventually shift his focus on film reviews on his channel; his old parody videos are now unlisted although they can still be accessed from a playlist.
- The chihuahua responsible for the death of Soalric's old computer is named Chloe. However, due to conflicts between the dog and Soalric's friends, it has been relocated to a new, more chihuahua-friendly home.
- Before making Downfall Parodies, he uploaded Spore videos on YouTube.
- Soalric first began editing videos when he was 8 years old (which were really nothing more than slideshows of pictures with music).
- The Joker was Soalric's choice for an avatar because of his catchphrase, "Why so serious?" Soalric felt that this captured the spirit of parodies perfectly; they can't be funny if you're too serious while watching them.
- Soalric is a staunch proponent of The Pixar Theory, which states that all the Pixar movies are within the same universe at different points in time.