"Leopold" redirects here. For other uses, see Leopold (disambiguation):“Was ist das denn? Oh mein Gott, was ist geschehen?! (What is that? Oh my God, what happened?)”
- ―Leopold Slikk
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- ―Leopold Slikk
Leopold Slikk (IPA: ) is the main protagonist of the Angry German Kid series.
He is mostly known as the Angry German Kid or Keyboard Crusher. He was born in Mannheim (Some people suggested Bergisches Land), Germany, and became famous because of a YouTube video he made (the assumption that he was a butthead). He was a teenager at the time the original video was made. In Germany he was known as "Der echte Ganster" ("The real ganster") He is also known by other YouTubers who made parodies consist of him.
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Leopold's main style is to make satirical videos of stereotypical people (wannabe gangsters and game addicts). His first video was him speaking that he is a real gangster and then saying a few ridiculous things that "prove" that he is, for example, when he eats a bag of Potato crisps loudly and messily. He also reveal his real name: Leopold Slikk. Leopold's second video was also of this kind. His third and fourth video was Metaler, where Leopold acts like a person who likes metal music and Karten spielen where he attempts to play cards with his toys, but he kills them instead.
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Many people think that the "Angry German Kid" video was the first video Leopold has published, but it was actually the fifth. That video was actually called PC spielen. It has been first posted in a now defunct URL "slikk.de.vu", which is seen in the first four seconds of the video.
Currently the earliest surviving upload found on YouTube is uploaded on February 17, 2006. It was not until September 20, 2006 when the name "Angry German Kid" was titled over the person in the video, Leopold, by another version of the video titled "Angry German Kid" by another YouTube user named jwfis10690. The video has been uploaded to YouTube and other video sites.
The video centers on a supposedly mental boy abusing his computer for its slow loading times and later in the video, him losing in Unreal Tournament. He goes to great lengths of abuse such as laughing maniacally, smashing his keyboard, having some of its keys fall out by it, the boy having his own abnormal mental problems such as shouting frequently if unnecessarily and everything more. At the end, he starts to smash his keyboard after he loses the game, then starts to screams out from the hidden computer monitor and finally runs out of the room.
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Despite mostly negative reception, PC spielen had been one of the most popular internet memes. Numerous versions having been seen over a million views on YouTube and parodies spawned of the eponymous person and using him as a character for entirely new videos. Viewers had often criticized the nature of the actor, Leopold, from the video. Believing that the video is a footage despite it being purely an act of entertainment.
Subtitles are frequently added as PC spielen is primarily in German, having been derived from a German website. Some which had attempted to translate it to English as it had reached to multilingual yet primarily English video sharing sites such as YouTube. Some of which are used to produce dialogue for satirical Angry German Kid videos, using Leopold's voice to generate it.
In his sixth video he sings and so forth. He also made action videos with his friends, including the first debut Jake Randolf. The most famous of these being Die Mörderische Jagd 2, where Leopold and Jake got into a gun battle against Fucktucker!991 (Dave Tucker).
There are many doubts regarding Leopold. One is why Leopold made PC spielen and one is when it was uploaded.
Leopold agreed to give the rights to his video to Focus TV, a German news network. They made up a backstory, but said that Leopold was mentally ill and is undergoing treatment. Leopold obviously didn't like this, but he continued. The backstory goes a little like this: a father secretly recording his angry son playing his favourite violent video game.
In Know Your Meme, there are some people claiming that PC spielen was actually related to a school shooting in Emsdetten, Germany in November 2006, where one man was killed. Some other people claim that PC spielen was uploaded in 2002, which is related to a shooting in Erfurt in 2002, where 17 people were killed. Some people also claimed that at the gunman's house the police found: Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, World of Warcraft and so forth. This might be what Leopold wanted to parody.
However, the Emsdetten shooting actually happened after PC spielen was uploaded. The earliest AGK video was uploaded in around February to April 2006. The earliest archives about AGK were also in 2006. And there are no evidences that there were games found in the gunman's house, as well as this is the reason Leopold made PC spielen. Therefore, we are neither able to tell when PC spielen was actually uploaded, nor why Leopold made it.