Ironmouse has never revealed her face to her viewers since she began her online career as a Virtual YouTuber and Twitch streamer in 2017. Mouse has chosen not to publicly show her real face on Twitch or any other social media platform.
She has always used a virtual avatar and as much as fans are curious to see the person behind the avatar, she has not done a face reveal.
Active since 2017, the Puerto Rican online personality became popular for the very attractive personality and unique pitch she uses in her streams and singing videos. She has garnered more than a million followers on Twitch, making her the English language VTuber with the highest number of followers on the platform.
For a period in February 2022, her Twitch channel was also the most active paid subscription channel on the interactive live streaming platform. With her level of popularity online, it is no surprise that Ironmouse’s fans would do anything to have her show them her face.
How the Issue of Ironmouse Face Reveal Began
The news of Ironmouse’s supposed face reveal emanated from the YouTube channel of Connor Marc Colquhoun, a Tokyo-based Welsh YouTuber and voice actor. On September 23, 2021, Connor, known online as CDawgVA, posted a video titled “Ironmouse Showed Me Her Face,” on his YouTube channel ConnorDawg.
As a result of the title, which implied that Ironmouse had revealed her face, a lot of people wasted no time clicking on it. About mid-way through the video, which was a joint stream between CDawgVA and Ironmouse, a fan asked if Ironmouse would ever show her true face and in response, she said “I’m just like a henious monster.”
She went on to say that she has seen other VTubers do a face reveal “and I look at them and I’m like hmmm”. Connor asks if that means they were ugly and she says no, saying that they are gorgeous. Continuing, Ironmouse says, “I wish I had the courage to do that, but they are gorgeous and I’m not.”
However, Connor countered her, saying he knew what she looked like. “Hear it from me guys, this is no cap, she’s cute,” he said. As the video continued, fans who were dying to know what their favorite VTuber looked like asked Connor to describe Ironmouse’s face, but he refused.
Disappointedly, the 10 minutes 58 seconds-long, highly anticipated face reveal video ended without any face reveal. It was just all about a friendly banter between CDawgVA and Ironmouse.
While most viewers were not happy about the clickbait video title, some others took to the comment section to theorize that Colquhoun could be the person behind the Ironmouse character.
Is Ironmouse a Real Person?
Ironmouse is the alter ego of a famous female Puerto Rican Twitch streamer whose real identity is unknown. While it is known that she was born in the United States on 11 January 1997, a lot of background details about her have remained a mystery.
In reality, the Twitch star suffers from a chronic health condition known as common variable immune deficiency (CVID), which makes her highly prone to infection from foreign invaders. She also has lung disease. Even before COVID19 came in 2020, Ironmouse has been living in isolation as a result of this illness, which has also left her confined to bed and on oxygen at different times.
Not knowing when the illness might impact her, the virtual YouTuber spends most of her time at home, escaping her troubles by hiding behind her digital avatar as she slips into the character of Ironmouse. Speaking during one of her streams, the VTuber shared that she streams because she wants to hang out with people. “I want to have a good time and laugh. I want to make memories with people,” she added.
Ironmouse initially planned to become a professional opera singer but sadly, that dream was shattered after she was diagnosed with CVID. Alternatively, she began streaming in 2017. In an interview with The Post, she revealed that she originally started streaming because she was lonely and wanted something to do. However, she was concerned about being on camera because of her personal life.
Inspired by the Japanese virtual YouTuber known as Kizuna AI, Ironmouse made up her mind to also stream hiding behind a digital avatar. According to Ironmouse, opera singing was not meant to be because of her condition.
But she had also always wanted to do something involving anime, which she thought was never going to happen. ‘And now all of a sudden, [both] are kind of happening right now, just in a different, twisted way. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
How Has Ironmouse Remained Unmasked?
While a lot of people are conversant with YouTube and YouTubers, a lot more people may never have come across the term “Virtual YouTuber (VTuber)”. It has been around for some time, originating in Japan in the mid-2010s.
However, it has become an international phenomenon online with a majority of VTubers being Japanese and English-speaking YouTubers and or live streamers. So, who exactly are VTubers? They are online creators who do not want to show their faces on-screen using webcams, so they use elaborate, usually custom-made digital avatars as a substitute.
These digital avatars are the faces of their channels, and they take part in viral trends, talk to their fans, and play games over a live stream. Using real-time motion capture software, these avatars show the body movements of the creators with their lips matching the movements of their lips as they speak, working effectively as digital puppets.
With the increase in the popularity of VTubing in recent years, VTubers have amassed a huge following and among the most popular of them all is Ironmouse. She plays games such as Rust, Among Us, and Minecraft streams horror games once in a while, and also holds interactive sessions with her viewers.
What Kind of Mask Does Ironmouse Use?
In line with her preference for anonymity, Ironmouse makes use of a queen demon character to shield her profile from viewers during her Twitch and YouTube live streaming sessions.
She has successfully used this character for several years and up till now, it still arouses curiosity in her fans as they keep wanting to find out the identity of the person behind the mask.