It’s time for another profile! Last time we showed you Hero, the game’s protagonist. Let’s take a look at one of Date or Die’s contestants! Mesmer is charming, sociable, and always flawlessly dressed. The young, handsome man is something of a celebrity - he is a mentalist, although he also performs dazzling stage magic on occasion. His natural easygoing and friendly nature have helped propel him to stardom, with multiple TV specials and sold-out stage performances. While he often seems bashful and humble about his skills in interviews, he becomes a different person while in his element, performing incredible mental feats with amazing precision and control while simultaneously managing to make it all look effortless. Can such a sharp mind survive the deadly game of Date or Die, or will this be the trickster’s final act? FUN FACTS ABOUT MESMER: His signature seafoam green hair color was an accident - he tried to dye it blue when he was a teenager, but loved the color so much he’s kept it ever since. Out of all the contestants, he’s the best at karaoke. Even if he’s not a particularly great singer, you will never see a more heartfelt and enthusiastic rendition of an ‘N Sync song in your life. He first took an interest in mentalism when, at his sixth birthday party, he hypnotized the professional hypnotist his parents hired. Just to see if he could. Another parent was taking video and the footage went viral, jumpstarting his life in the spotlight. Like we said in Hero’s post, the Date or Die contestants can’t remember their own names, instead going by whatever nickname The Host assigns them. Mesmer is because he’s… well, mesmerizing! (But it also comes from physician Franz Mesmer’s theory about animal magnetism.) As usual, the beautiful art above is done by art team member Julian. You can follow the Date or Die dev blog to learn more or Twitter for updates about the game! 

It’s time for another profile! Last time we showed you Hero, the game’s protagonist. Let’s take a look at one of Date or Die’s contestants!

Mesmer is charming, sociable, and always flawlessly dressed. The young, handsome man is something of a celebrity - he is a mentalist, although he also performs dazzling stage magic on occasion. His natural easygoing and friendly nature have helped propel him to stardom, with multiple TV specials and sold-out stage performances. While he often seems bashful and humble about his skills in interviews, he becomes a different person while in his element, performing incredible mental feats with amazing precision and control while simultaneously managing to make it all look effortless. Can such a sharp mind survive the deadly game of Date or Die, or will this be the trickster’s final act?

FUN FACTS ABOUT MESMER:

  • His signature seafoam green hair color was an accident - he tried to dye it blue when he was a teenager, but loved the color so much he’s kept it ever since.
  • Out of all the contestants, he’s the best at karaoke. Even if he’s not a particularly great singer, you will never see a more heartfelt and enthusiastic rendition of an ‘N Sync song in your life.
  • He first took an interest in mentalism when, at his sixth birthday party, he hypnotized the professional hypnotist his parents hired. Just to see if he could. Another parent was taking video and the footage went viral, jumpstarting his life in the spotlight.
  • Like we said in Hero’s post, the Date or Die contestants can’t remember their own names, instead going by whatever nickname The Host assigns them. Mesmer is because he’s… well, mesmerizing! (But it also comes from physician Franz Mesmer’s theory about animal magnetism.)

As usual, the beautiful art above is done by art team member Julian. You can follow the Date or Die dev blog to learn more or Twitter for updates about the game! 

Christopher Fraser

Plymouth, MA, USA