|Former & Other Groups|
|Aliases:||BlackRocket 2.0, Zero Kirby, Zero Confidence Kirby, Lemony Snicket|
|Real name:||Billy Kirby|
|Interests:||Drawing, Game Making|
Zero Kirby joined MFGG on August 15th, 2006. At first, he was one of those guys who had just found the internet and was generally considered to be an annoying and unintelligent member. Since then, however, he has matured into a somewhat well-known member who has had several stints as a staff member.
Zero originally found MFGG when looking for sprites so he could make his own sprite comics, having found one just earlier called Sonic and Pals. Exploring the site, he soon found Game Maker and began making his own games with the program. After a while, he visited the forums and quickly created an account, originally named Zero_Hero789. He met trouble early on when Sergeant Jinpen began harassing him. After Zero's own forum was spammed, Zero raised the issue on MFGG, and was banned for bringing up an outside dispute. He was later banned for making duplicate accounts, but before he was permabanned, an admin noticed that one of the accounts had an email matching one of Jinpen's aliases, implying that Jinpen was behind the duplicates. Zero returned no worse for the wear. He was also banned later for flaming Draku. Since then, however, he has become a much better member, not having been banned since.
His most well known endeavors are Yoshiman Plays Hooky, the comic adaptation of DavidCaruso's Stario fanfiction, and the Super Mario Classic series. During the Murderous MFGGer event, he played Lemony Snicket. Snicket has since been retired after the Split.
On December 30th, 2009, Zero became a member of the site staff. He was once moderator of the General Chat before being moved to Fangame Discussion. During The Split he initially migrated to Minus World as a moderator of the development boards there, being demoted from a moderator position at MFGG. After a short while, however, he returned to MFGG.
He is still site staff and is trying to be more active in his role, despite being missing from the mainsite staff page for several years. On August 6, 2017, Zero Kirby officially became a Global Moderator on the forums again, but he stepped down from his staff positions on December 24, 2018, along with several other staff members.
Zero has created several different projects during his time at MFGG; however, very few of them ever went anywhere.
- Super Mario Classic - Completed. The game is noted for being extremely poor quality, its only saving grace the music.
- Super Mario Classic: Return - Completed. The game is noted for its graphics and originality at the time.
- Super Mario Classic Two: Mushroom Archipelago - Canceled.
- Super Mario Zero - Hiatus.
- The Toybox - a.k.a. Super Mario Toybox, a final name has yet to be truly decided. It's called Toybox for the reason that it's simply a game which Zero is making just to see what he can do in Game Maker.
- Super Mario Classic: Returns: Return 2: The Revenge of the Return: Reloaded - A "re-imagining" of his first few games in Game Maker, it's intended to be a complete overhaul of his first few games into a much higher-quality product. A shorthand title is "Super Mario Classic Subsandwich."
Zero Kirby has developed what he thinks to be an original style, though that's certainly in dispute. Recently, he has simplified his style to a somewhat extreme degree, and now commonly draws in an abstract style. He took inspiration from the art style of Viewtiful Joe, and now uses a similar shading style.
He is recognized somewhat for his drawings, and hopes to become an accomplished artist. He has drawn several MS Paint and Photoshop comics; most notably Yoshiman Plays Hooky (two sagas) and Stario: Star Warrior, originally written by DavidCaruso.
His current character is a caricature of himself and his common clothing. He wears a leather driving cap and a green flight jacket over a cyan shirt with a black stripe. He wears dark blue pants and red-and-black shoes. He also has a design with a leather coat and hoodie, and a trilby sporting a seven of diamonds in the brim, his current motif.