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Yigitcan Erdogan, (born 18.03.1991) is a Turkish persona who was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Erdogan is known for his antics, eccentricities and his self-imposed madness. Before he created his alter ego, Ace Theodore Archibald Minophen, he was absolutely nothing.


He was born in Çapa Hospital, Istanbul. Even though eventually he would claim he was born in Şenkaya, Erzurum; this is not true. Despite his ID listing his birthplace as Şenkaya, this was actually done so because his father didn't want him to serve his army duties in the East. At the earlier parts of his life, he would deny his Erzurum heritage, but later he would come to his senses and even call the city "home."

He and his family moved a lot until he was 5. At the age of 5, they moved to Bağcılar, İstanbul, to an apartment which was reserved for the teachers of the school her mother was working on (called lojman in Turkish). He lived there until the age of 10, and this was one of the two places where he first met humilation. A friend of his was extremely successful in football and since Erdogan was not able to play it well because of his weight, he always made fun of him. The other source of humilation came from his school, where he started when he was five, because he learned how to read at the age of three and a half. At school, which was private, he was surrounded by rich children. Although his grades were extremely high, he felt somewhat forced to lie, so that he would look cooler to his friends. His grades being high without any effort would later cause him to lack any need to study, and that would make him somewhat a failure academically. During second and third grades, his teacher beat him and other kids, and told them to never talk about this. She continued this through these two years and for some reason, kids carefully hid this.

At the age of 10, his family moved again, this time to Esenkent. He quickly found out that this place had an atmosphere that required a different set of acts, a different set of things to say, so he built a secondary character. Ironically, this character was moderately successful at football and didn't lie much, and more importantly: never caught lying. Seeing how he profited from this, he subconsciously decided that different characters in one body concept is not so bad after all.

He graduated from middle school at the age of 12 and scored 803 on the high-school entrance exam, which placed him in Hüseyin Yıldız Anatolian High School, in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul. He decided, that summer, that he is going to start a whole new character, from the ground and make it someone who he'd want to be. He started this plan by taking up guitar lessons, though quickly gave up, deciding it's not for him.

His first year in high-school was extremely successful in both academic and social means. He passed with a special degree and as the top of his class, also he started a friendship with Neşet Kaya, whom later Erdogan would call one of his best friends. Neşet introduced him to Uğurcan Taşkın, which became an incredible figure in Erdogan's life.

Taşkın was a member of the Level forums, the website of the gaming magazine Level, which Erdogan was a fan of. Taşkın recommended Erdogan the site and Erdogan quickly joined. That's when his alter ego, "ace" started to surface. He was simply amazed by how cultural and intellectual a people can be, and at that moment he decided that he wants to be more ace than he wants to be Yigitcan.

Later that summer, he went to his home village with his father, strengthening his bond with his old man, while discovering a new need: the need to play MMO. The only MMO player he know, a class-mate called Ömer Akmanlar, struck his mind immediately. At the beginning of his second year, he asked his friend which MMO he should play, and got the simplest answer immediately: World of Warcraft. He started playing two months later and because of the chats regarding WoW, between him and Akmanlar, they quickly became best friends.

During this time, ace's knowledge and intellect was growing, even so far to create a need for a ressurection. Therefore, Erdogan decided to recreate ace, giving him a new nickname: Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen was more sophisticated than ace, and significantly more mature. By the end of his second year in Hüseyin Yıldız, ace's transformation was nearly complete. It's completion would only come with his ban from the Level forums.

His third year in his high-school proved to be a good year as well. With his departure from both the forums and WoW, his internet persona was given a long-needed rest. During this time, he created a friendship (and many dreams) with Hüseyin "Revan" Güngör. They met at Ankara twice and had a great deal of fun, sealing their friendship in the process.

When the third year began, he heard that Level magazine had split and its core writers were forming a new magazine. The name was revealed at October, and its forums got opened in the same month as well. He saw a topic at the forum, indicating that the crew was looking for a Nintendo editor. He applied, and got accepted. He is writing there ever since. Also with the opening of the forums, his Acetaminophen persona showed itself again, this time with more maturity and knowledge.

Erdogan likes to listen to music, watch movies, play video games and read books. His favourite bands are Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, The White Stripes and the Dead Kennedys. His favourite songs are Tunak Tunak Tun by Daler Mehdi, Just Like You Imagined by Nine Inch Nails and Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd, his favourite albums are The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails, The Wall by Pink Floyd and Superunknown by Soundgarden. He likes music of every genre, if they have sophisticated lyrics or at least an incredible sound to make it up. His favourite video game genre is more strictly defined though, he likes First-Person Shooters and Role Playing Games, although he would play every game, these genres always strike him the most, examples include SW: KotOR series, Half-Life series and Portal. His favourite movies are mostly science-fiction or dystopian movies, like V for Vendetta, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, The Fountain, Fight Club, Butterfly Effect. The three notable exception to these are Se7en, which is a noir and Braveheart, which is an epic. His favourite book is American Gods by Neil Gaiman, closely followed by Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. Other books he incredibly enjoyed are The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Harry Potter series, by Joanne Rowling, İnce Memed by Yaşar Kemal and Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck.

He also is interested in 3D Modeling, usually using 3Ds Max. He believes he is talented, fueled by the fact that he has modelled an astronaut just by looking at a picture, in the third day he ever used the program. He hit his peak when he modelled a gun and a guitar, but forgot what he knew since he hasn't used the program for very long. Alongside this, he is an amateur writer, and the creator of the Staperw universe which had three short stories: Home, Wars of Light, Sinner and the Puppet, which chronicled the tales of three men of three different races. Also, he has created logos and banners on an amatuer level, although he claims he is more successful when he is able to use a pen to create logos and banners.

He has a very large toy collection, although now most of them are donated. Still he has two Batman figures, a Mew, Pikachu and Ash Ketchum figure along with a poke-ball, a Mulan figure with the armor, a Hercules figure bearing the likeness of Kevin Sorbo and a toy snake who now seems to be torn apart in half.

His movie and video game collection is also moderately large, comprising of games from different genres, like GTA: San Andreas, Age of Empires III or Half-Life 2 for the video games and Lost Highway, A Clockwork Orange and The Simpsons Movie for the films.


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