Fanta & Bob / TheFantasio974 and Bob Lennon

Fanta & Bob / TheFantasio974 and Bob Lennon

Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 12:56PM EST by Spireal.

Added Nov 17, 2012 at 08:24AM EST by Spireal.

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Thefantasio974 and BobLennon, most known as Fanta & Bob, is a duo made famous by their Minecraft, then video games-related Let’s Play and Playthroughs

Online History

TheFantasio974 solo career

TheFantasio974, nicknamed Fanta, started his Youtube Channel Thefantasio974 [1] on March, 29 2010, with his series “Le guide pour bien débuter à Minecraft” (Guide to get started with Minecraft), which greatly contributed to make Minecraft popular in francophon countries. Fanta is currently remaking the videos to fit with the current Minecraft version. The first video on the series topped nearly 3 millions views post-hack (explained later)

Besides making the tutorials, Fanta made others video series, like Freestyle Fanta Show ( non-tutorial adventure or server visits) or Fanta vs The Island (adventure map playthrough)

Encounter with Bob Lennon

On the tenth episode of Freestyle Fanta Show, Fanta visited the Minefield server, especially the Azur city

Azur’s mayor is BobLennon, a charismatic player with a strong tyrant gimmick. He’s known for his building skills, equals to his character’s ego. Bob also hosts a humoristic podcast names “Bob Lennon Show”, about the Minefield server.

BobLennon quickly became loved by Fanta fans, some of them saying that he nearly shadows him. Bob will appear on Freestyle Fanta Show 15 and 19 before the definitive formation of the duo.

Career as a Duo and Diversification

Fanta & Bob will host numerous shows, like D&Cube (Minecraft house-making, 3 seasons ) Fight Cube (Minecraft competition with Biloulette and Elarcis, other famous french minecrafters) but most importantly Fanta Bob Show (map and server visiting), which will make the most success.

On march 2011, Fanta’s channel has been hacked, all 80 videos erazed. All the videos were re-uploaded in 2 weeks. On June 2012, the channel will also be hacked, but without any consequences.

On April, 20 2011, the channel Fantabobfriends was created. It purpose is to discover new Minecraft videomakers [2].

On June 2011, French website offered them to have a chronicle, similar to Fanta Bob Show, with remuneration. The show, named “Fanta et Bob : Les Aventuriers de Minecraft” (Fanta & Bob : Adventurers of Minecraft) will air during the summer of 2011 [3], before the duo decided to not renew the contract.

The 14 of October 2011, the duo opened the FantaBobGames Youtube channel [43], to make video games videos, temporary stopping their Minecraft Activities. Among the most influencial videos, the Skyrim Playthrough by BobLennon (nearly 200 episodes), the Batman Arkham City Playthough by Fanta, but also the Tribes Ascend presentation by Fanta, which will make Fanta a “Celebrity Recruiter” in the game, with more than 500 referrals. ( [5])

As of November 2012, TheFantasio974 channel had more than 76 millions views and 347 000 suscribers, and FantaBobGames 56 millions and 230 000.

Gaming Gimmicks

Fanta defines himself as a coward and a bad player and failer. However, his game panel is very large, making his viewers discover non-mainstream games, like Natural Selection 2 and Crusader Kings 2. BobLennon, especially on his Skyrim Playtrough, acts as a “Pyrobarbarian” : An violent warrior with an overwhelming ego who loves to burn everyone. On every game, BobLennon is known to be very enthousiastic, accompanying every great move with taunts and shouts.

Personal Lives

Fanta’s real name is Gabriel Chevillard. He lives on La Réunion island, which prevents him to attend as many conventions as he wants on the European continent. On FAQ videos, he likes to show where he lives.

BobLennon real identity is unknown on his demand, which explains that we don’t know much of him IRL. He lives in Grenoble, have 2 cats. His girlfriend is named Kelly.

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External References

[1]TheFantasio974 Channel

[2]FantaBobFriends Channel

[3]’s Chronicles

[4]FantaBobGames Channel

[5]TheFantasio974 Official Referral Award

French Minecraft Wiki Entry for TheFantasio974

French Minecraft Wiki Entry for BobLennon

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