Music / SiIvaGunner

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Video game music enthousiast.

"I only upload high quality video game rips."
The channel's response to any and all inquiries

SilvaGunner was a YouTube channel that uploaded video game music starting around 2006. Unfortunately, the account was removed for copyright reasons in October 2010, and the creator decided to call it quits. Shortly afterwards, a tribute channel called GilvaSunner was created by fellow music uploader TimmyTurnersDad. Although the GilvaSunner channel hasn't been removed, he stopped uploading game soundtracks in June 2015 in fear of another copyright takedown.note  Please note that this page is not about GilvaSunner or SilvaGunner (though you probably saw the subject bait-and-switch coming anyway).

GiIvaSunner (pronounced "gee-vuh-sun-nr"; note that the third letter is actually an uppercase "i" and not a lowercase "L") is a channel created by Chaze the Chat in January 2016. Designed after channels that posed as LittleKuriboh during the height of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series's popularity, the channel looks exactly like the real GilvaSunner's, using the same avatar, channel header image, and channel description, for the most part. The channel's name also looks just like GilvaSunner's in a sans-serif font. Soon after the channel's inception, a number of other people expressed interest in contributing, and a small team was created to help Chaze run the channel. History repeated itself when the channel was taken down four months into its run, and GiIvaSunner was forced to start fresh with a new channel, rebranding himself SiIvaGunner (pronounced "see-vuh-gun-nr"; the "l" is still an uppercase "i").

Unlike GilvaSunner, almost every SiIvaGunner video is a Bait-and-Switch video claiming to be a video game song, but in reality, the song is edited in some form. He is most well-known for replacing a song's melody with the Theme Tune for The Flintstones, which is in reference to the 55 minute mark of this Vinesauce livestream. However, there are dozens of other recurring melodies, ranging from "Snow halation" to a seemingly​-​random horrible chiptune. Outside of the content of the channel, "GiIvaSunner" is very well-known for his Kayfabe, with much of what he says being Blatant Lies. He also has released albums which forgo the Bait-and-Switch aspect, giving the "rips" more fitting titles and crediting the person who made it.

The channel was originally planned to end on September 30th, 2016,note  with SiIvaGunner finally uploading the highest quality video game rip, declaring it his Magnum Opus and heading to bed. However, this video was delayed. Then the channel's Halloween special return was also delayed. The channel's Christmas special managed to arrive on time, but it was accompanied with an episodic series that had delays on its seventh episode for several months. Eventually, Chaze the Chat broke character to make an announcement that he and the team have decided to continue the channel for the time being. Please note that many examples on this page and in the sub-pages were written before this announcement and still refer to the original planned ending as the actual ending.

You can view his channel here, his Twitter here, and his Bandcamp here.

See also Mashups and TimmyTurnersGrandDad, compare HowToBasic.

Albums:

GiIvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips

Other Albums

Contributor-focused Compilations

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  • 10-Minute Retirement:
    • After what seemed like a Grand Finale on May 31st, SiIva returned with a new announcement on June 7th, 7 days later.
    • A slightly more literal example came when Siiva uploaded what seemed to be a genuine goodbye message, stating that the channel was fun while it lasted but that it's time to move on. In addition, all characters were removed from the channel banner, and the channel description was replaced with a single sentence that said "So long, grand cowboy." But one hour later, a new rip was uploaded, and all the changes to the channel had been reverted. Rips continued like normal afterwards and the Goodbye video was never mentioned again.
    • The September 2016 retirement, which seemed more final than the previous ones, also turned out to be, at least in part, a ruse, as new uploads began a few days after the apparent finale.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • September 13th rips were mostly dedicated to the original Super Mario Bros. game and its 31st anniversary.
    • Double Subverted during September 15th (Undertale's anniversary). The channel was filled with MOTHER rips throughout the day instead... until the last hours or so when nearly 40 Undertale-related rips were uploaded.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: DMX appears in the middle of this rip before leaving shortly after.
  • Aborted Arc:
    • The storyline about Mr. Rental's crusade against mashups began with the Options rip, and escalated from there, until rips on the topic abruptly stopped. This is because the creator of the arc stopped feeling like continuing, and just left it unfinished.
    • During the reboot saga, the Voice Inside Your Head revealed in a Pokémon ROM Hack that he engineered the reboot to protect the channel from a greater evil. This plot point was never built upon, and the channel formally ended outside of occasional events before it could be continued. When the Voice eventually returned, his motive of protecting the channel has seemingly disappeared in favor of him being anti-Snow Halation and other "weeb shit" just like much of the fandom was.
  • Alternate Reality Game: An ARG began on Father's Day, which was shortly after the reboot. It led to an audio file that revealed that more about the reboot. An extended version of the audio file was later uploaded on youtube.
  • Alternate Universe: The High Quality Reboot is a Cosmic Retcon by The Voice Inside Your Head to exchange the original SiivaGunner Running Gags for others, thus creating an alternate universe. As The Voice Inside Your Head is effectively a god, he can create more alternate universes as he wishes. He tells Chad Warden about several other possible alternate universes, each containing their own set of Running Gags.
    • On June 17th 2017, a video is uploaded with an alternate version of the reboot's true ending called Genocide ending. In it, Chad kills Snow Halation, the Voice and later SiIva himself, revealing this was his plan all along and taking over the channel. The following day is flooded with rips that mostly include Lego Pornstar's Abe's Dead (a.k.a. the 'Chicken and Chips' song), suggested to be the work of this universe's Chad. A day later, a video called '...' is posted, where Wood Man appears and reveals this is just an example of a timeline where Chad is more like his real life self than the idealized version from the reboot. Wood Man then admits he just did this for fun before bringing the viewers back to the main timeline.
  • Anonymous Band:
    • This is done to maintain Kayfabe, but frequent contributors are in the featured channels list. Often, the audio used in an upload was already uploaded on Soundcloud by its creator, so if you can find it...
    • The Bandcamp page for all albums, as well as the "Curtain Call" rip, credit the identities of many contributors. The albums also reveal the proper "names" for each rip.
  • April Fools' Day
    • The second volume of his highest quality rips... which contained 245 copies of Grand Metropolis in .flacnote , with 245 copies of the same image of Kevin Spacey, and a few other images (including an entire folder of Angry Joe pictures) thrown in for good measure.
    • SiIva also uploaded the entire soundtrack of The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy unedited, followed by three unedited songs that resembled The Flintstones' theme. Then he uploaded Grand Metropolis again.
    • The real GilvaSunner uploaded Final Destination.
    • In 2017, the channel and the real GilvaSunner swapped upload schedules (though their content still remained the same).
  • Arc Number: 7, referencing the bootleg Mario/Flintstones game "7 GRAND DAD".
    • On most of Siiva's albums, the number of songs is a multiple of 7. Depending on the album, this count either includes or excludes songs that are only available through downloading the album.
    • The seventh rip of "Grand Metropolis" was the only one edited.
    • To celebrate reaching 7,000 subscribers, Siiva uploaded an edited version of a video that the real GilvaSunner had uploaded to celebrate reaching 150,000 subscribers.
    • Level 1 (Desert Bus) and Beloved Tomboyish Girl (Extended Mix)'' are both several hours long, and they both feature the The Flintstones theme song at the seven hour mark. Overworld from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening only runs for nearly eleven minutes, but it features the Flintstones theme song at the seven minute mark.
      • The rip of "Pause Screen" from Wario World (Which was uploaded during the reboot) features the Flintstones theme song at the 7 minute mark, but it quickly begins switching between the theme songs for The Flintstones, The Simpsons, and Family Guy, before moving on to other songs.
      • The rip of "Kakariko Village (Night)" instead features "I Play Pokemon Go Every Day" at the 7 hour mark.
    • After releasing his third album, SiIva took a seven day break and returned on June 7th.
    • In this video, Siiva goes to buy new ripping software after the program that he had been using up until that point stops working. What was the name of the old ripping software? "HQripper 7.0"
    • The number seven played a large role in the Fathers Day ARG.
    • The reboot was supposed to end on July 7th (7/7), but the video ending the reboot was immediately taken down, presumably due to issues regarding the video's flashing lights. The reupload had an additional line from The Voice indicating that epileptic viewers might want to look away from the screen.
    • Including the "Behind the Scenes" Mr. Rental video and the Bait-and-Switch final track, there were a total of 7 videos uploaded after the announcement of the channel's ending.
    • There are a total of seven Greatest Hits Albums (one of which is in two parts), though two of them (2 and 5) were jokes.
  • Ascended Extra: The Nutshack was only used in around one or two rips during the reboot, but after the reboot ended, the amount of rips using it raised significantly.
  • Backstory Horror: Siiva himself is completely harmless guy that just wants to create high quality rips, right? Well, no. According to this piece of lore, SiivaGunner is a Humanoid Abomination from space that once killed a completely innocent person just to steal his computer
  • Bait-and-Switch: Every single "high quality rip" is actually this, unless it's a Double Subversion. YouTube frowns on this behavior, which likely played a role in the original channel's termination.
    • The surprise factor was lessened slightly with the new channel; its name is different, its avatar now bears an eyepatch, and the channel description makes it more clear that the songs uploaded are derivative works rather than the original songs.
    • The Main Theme (Anniversary Edition) - Wii Shop Channel rip does this three times over. For the first 53 seconds, the percussion solo from the intro loops, making the listener think it's a blue balls upload. Then the beat from "Hotline Bling" kicks in, making you think that he'll just do a joke that has been done before. And then it turns out to be the Kidz Bop version of "Hotline Bling".
    • When SiIva uploaded three certain stage themes from Street Fighter II, the rips themselves were unedited. However, these three themes are for the characters whose names were famously switched around during localization, and rather than present them under their Japanesenote  or Internationalnote  names, SiIva assigned Boxer's theme to Vega, Claw's theme to M. Bison, and Dictator's theme to Balrog.
    • The Intro rip for Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Computer Game is actually the It's Man opening from the first episode of the show itself, except instead of segueing into the show's title sequence, it cuts to a small part of The Nutshack's title sequence instead (this, in conjuction with the nature of Monty Python's It's Man openings, refers to The Nutshack theme song's repeated exclamation of "IT'S THE NUTSHACK!"), followed by the Monty Python foot crushing the logo for the cartoon.
    • The rip of Holy Orders is actually Holy Orders?, the distorted version played when fighting Robo-Ky.
    • Robo's Theme - Chrono Trigger plays about two seconds of the obvious joke before spectacularly steering off-course.
  • Big Bad: The reboot storyline had The Voice Inside Your Head serve this role.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The name of the album that's themed around Yoko Shimomura's compositions is "il settimo grande padre", literally meaning "The Seventh Grand Father" (AKA 7 Grand Dad) in Italian. Also from the same album is a remix of "Scherzo di Notte" ("Night Joke" in Italian) from Kingdom Hearts 1 that uses the Family Guy theme song, titled "Scherzo di Momenti Divertenti" ("Funny Moments Joke").
  • Bittersweet Ending: The reboot arc ends with Chad accepting the Voice's offer to merge the universes without Snow Halation.
  • Book Ends:
    • The last ripnote  is "Battle! (Wild Pokémon)", the rip that started the channel.
    • One of the first rips to get popular was the rip of Super Mario 64's "Slider", which was a simple bait-and-switch into the Flintstones theme; it became one of the most re-ripped songs as a result. On the last day of continuous rips, the N64DD version was uploaded as one of the last ones, and started the same way (albeit with Joel's infamous Grand Dad freakout overlayed onto it)... only for it to stop partway through to let just about every other running gag do their own rendition of it.
    • After wrapping up the channel for good, SiIvaGunner's profile picture changed to GilvaSunner's original picture of Timmy Turner's dad.
  • Breakout Meme: The Nutshack and We Are Number One.
    • The Nutshack, while originally introduced as an intentionally bad running gag to be the "villain" of the Reboot ARG, proved popular enough both on and beyond the channel (mostly via "The Nutshack but..." videos) to be kept on as a regular meme on the channel, even being raised to one of the "holy trinity" alongside Grand Dad and Snow Halation.
    • We Are Number One, meanwhile, was a deliberate invokedattempt to create a running gag that would be popular amongst fans after the disastrous Green de la Bean gag. It worked far better than expected: the song became incredibly popular even outside the channel, with "We Are Number One but..." videos rapidly eclipsing their "The Nutshack but..." inspirations in popularity, enough so that when the GoFundMe for Stefán Karl Stefánsson'snote  cancer treatment came to light, it was fully funded in a matter of hours. This earned mainstream media attention, and a thank you message from Stefán in which he - and the actors for the Rottens - sung "We Are Number One" live on stream; in addition, the audio keys for the song were released separately so that it would be easier for fans to "keep memeing". Despite all of that, We Are Number One, at the time, was only a minor meme, until the Christmas Comeback Crisis, when the usage of it skyrocketed, much like The Nutshack before it.
  • Brown Note: The bean robots in the Christmas Comeback Crisis are equipped with speakers that blast the "Green de la Bean" song at people to disable them.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • The Vocal Mix of Wolf girl with you's Title Theme features the first true appearance of Loud Nigra since the reboot.
    • Despite Snow Halation being erased during the merging of the universes in the Normal Ending of the reboot, in the True Ending, it makes its return.
  • Bus Crash: After several weeks of absence, Mr. Rental eventually made a return in Slider - Super Mario 64DD, where he is presumably killed during a standoff with the police.
  • Butt-Monkey: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-related rips are often Stylistic Suck (most obvious with the Bloody Stream rips); this got increasingly prevalent as the channel went on, culminating with an entire album full of Stylistic Suck rips as a jab at the Fan Dumb who wanted them.
    Notably, JoJo songs that are remixed but are under a different series' title (usually with Pokémon games) have been known to be consistently good. Songs that are actually under the series' name (such as from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven), however, are usually bad on purpose.
  • Call-Back:
  • Canon Discontinuity: There's no acknowledgement on the channel that the original Bean rips or the 9/11 rips, as well as the events surrounding them, ever happened (Though the rips were reuploaded to Flustered Fernando). The fans also like to prefer to act like those rips/events never happened, either.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The Continuity Reboot led to several darker, Sensory Abuse-laden rips - as well as the development of an actual story that ultimately ends with the reveal of an unseen higher power, the merging of two universes, and the seeming death of Chad Warren and the Voice Inside Your Head.
  • Cliffhanger: The OST version rip of "Sins of the Father" was uploaded on the day the parallel universe storyline was supposed to officially come to an end. The last seven seconds of the rip has the video glitching out and cutting to black, with the last thing heard being a familiar voice saying "Let's check it out."
  • Closing Credits: "Curtain Call" from MOTHER 3 acts as this for the entire channel, crediting every single contributor by name.
  • Coconut Meets Cranium: CG! Coconut gun!
  • Compressed Adaptation: The album release of Super Mario 64's "Cave Dungeon (Extended Mix)" retains the Jellyfish Jam ending, but the twelve hour buildup was replaced with the song's original intro.
  • Continuity Reboot:
    • It began on June 17th, 2016, when this "Snow halation" video featured the channel "crashing" ala Microsoft Windows. Immediately after, many changes became apparent.
      • The channel icon changed to an odd, anaglyphic version of the normal one.
      • The channel's banner became bereft of Grand Dad and company (Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, and Haruka Amami eventually took their place).
      • His Twitter name had "*reboot*" appended to it.
      • "Please read the channel description" and "I only upload high quality video game rips" became "Read the channel description, please" and "I upload high quality video game rips only".
      • The main Running Gag of the channel went from being The Flintstones to The Simpsons and Family Guy.
    • The reboot ended on July 8th, 2016, when the Voice Inside Your Head's Merged Reality proposal is accepted by Chad Warden, and all the aforementioned changes have reverted to what they were before, with the exception of the channel icon (which became an unaltered photo of the statue of Antinous, the source of the real GilvaSunner's icon) and banner (in which Homer, Peter, and Haruka were gone and Grand Dad was back in the lighthouse, but Nozomi and Loud Nigra were still absent). 24 hours later, Chad brings back Snow Halation himself, and all of the changes are completely reverted, for good (though it took nearly two weeks for Homer, Peter, and Haruka to be added back into the lighthouse to reflect the new status quo).
  • Darker and Edgier: Rips on the Flustered Fernando side-channel lean heavily in this direction, as the entire point of the channel was to upload/re-upload rips that couldn't be left on the main channel for fear of alienating viewers and being flagged. These include all of the bean rips, all of the 9/11 rips, a series of rips "celebrating" the 10-year anniversary of the Michael Richards Laugh Factory incident, the infamous Pupa scene, and an unaltered, HD version of the I Love Egg song.
  • Dear Negative Reader: invoked
    • The "OST version" of Megalovania from Undertale is interrupted by Chad Warden, who takes his time to insult people who hate the Snow Halation remixes that frequently show up on the channel.
    • Chad disrupts the "Beta Mix" of Megalovania from The Halloween Hack to once again call out the Snow Halation haters.
    • In the video that began the reboot, we are told that the channel crashed because of a problem with the file "HALATION.SYS" which was caused by "COMMUNITY_DISCOURSE".
  • Depending on the Writer: Is SiIvaGunner's name supposed to be spelled with an actual "L" or a second "I" (either subtly or blatantly)? The Mr. Rental Looney Tunes rips feature both spellings.
  • Double Subversion:
  • The Dragon: Woodman works for the voice, and keeping the Voice alive is why he hijacked the channel.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • The earliest videos had the image change into a more fitting one when the ruse was revealed (i.e. showing Grand Dad when the Flintstones theme kicked in, which can be seen here). SiivaGunner has re-uploaded some of them, but they now have a constant image throughout.
    • The Super Mario World rip of "The Evil King Bowser" features SiIvaGunner speaking, but his voice was provided by Microsoft Sam, rather than VoiceForge's Wiseguy.
  • Easter Egg:
    • Certain rips begin to incorporate another song as they fade out. This one, for example, incorporates a bit of "Megalovania" mere seconds before the video ends.
    • Other videos have abnormal descriptions. For example, 25M from Donkey Kong changes "Please read the channel description" into "HOW MUCH OF THE CHANNEL DESCRIPTION CAN YOU READ?", and SUPERHOT has the description almost entirely full of the word "SUPERHOT".
    • The description of each "Snow Halation" upload contains a quote from a member of μ's.
  • The Ending Changes Everything: Behind the Scenes - Mr Rental: The Video Game reveals that the Mr. Rental seen in the main Mr. Rental rips was actually an Evil Twin, Mr. Own, while the Mr. Rental seen in the Looney Tunes title theme rips was the real one, who was Good All Along.
  • End-of-Series Awareness: "Staff Credits" from Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (posted the day before the channel's end) says "Finally, the time has come, it's the last r-r-rip with a Coconut Gun."
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "All at Once" is apparently every single rip and/or meme from SiIva's channel up to that point.
  • Exact Words: Some uploads will give you what the song's title describes.
  • Evil Overlooker: On July 21st, 2016, fans have noticed the YouTube channel art was updated to feature a very, very faint image of the head of Tito Dick (one of the stars of the infamous cartoon show The Nutshack, the theme song of which having risen to prominence in the channels video game rips since the end of the reboot). Since then, Dick's head had become a bit clearer. However, on August 1, 2016, Dick's head faded back to the opacity it was before the Series Fauxnale on July 30, 2016.note 
  • Fade to Black: The merging of the universes ends with a clip of Honoka from the music video for Snow Halation fading away.
  • Fandom Nod: Deliberately invoked during the story-related videos and several of the channel's Tweets during the Continuity Reboot. For example, the reboot was caused by the SiIvaGunner fandom's extreme hate towards "Snow halation", represented by the channel crashing because of a problem with the file "HALATION.SYS" which was caused by "COMMUNITY_DISCOURSE". During later videos, The Voice Inside Your Head makes nods to the various shenanigans that occurred throughout the reboot videos' comment sections, such as the "Dedede Squad".
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: The "Treasure Chest Open" rip from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword employs this.
  • Fake-Out Opening:
    • Some videos start out as being presented as just a still image of the game's title (just like the majority of the rips), only to switch over to an actual video at one (often early) point.
    • The "Be Cool, Be Wild, and Be Groovy" rip from Sonic Adventure appears to be yet another "Snow halation" mashup, only for Dr. Eggman to put an abrupt end to it. The real mashup is of "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet, with interjections from Eggman and Big the Cat. This was later followed up with the 20th Anniversary version, in which Eggman references the original and allows Snow halation to proceed. It ends, however, with Jack dedicating the video to Tito Dick, followed by The Nutshack theme playing over a panicking Eggman.
  • Fictional Video Game: Rarely there has been rips of non-existent games including Zeno Blade Chronicle X, a pirate version of Xenoblade Chronicles X and Half-Zombie in the Steel Stronghold, which has only one song for it.
  • Forced Meme:
    • According to Chad Warden, The Flintstones theme was one from the beginning, and this poorly-made description of the meme's origin supports his claim.
    • "Snow Halation." The vast majority of other Running Gags originate from places other than the channel, but "Snow Halation" as a meme originates entirely from being prominent contributor Triple-Q's favorite song from Love Live! and pushing it alongside the other prominent running gags.
    • The theme song to The Nutshack, after being featured in the ARG, has been introduced as another forced meme. It has been received relatively better than "Snow Halation", although some still don't like the effort of trying to meme something else.
  • Foreshadowing:
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The music notes that appear in Music Maker 1 before being erased are actually the first few notes of (what else?) The Flintstones theme.
  • Gag Censor:
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The SiIva Direct stream for July 11th, 2016. SiIvaGunner hypes up a brand new high quality rip, only for it to end up being delayed. He then tries to make up for it by playing footage of a live concert performance of "Snow Halation", but this causes the entire stream to be blocked by Lantis, the record label of the Love Live franchise.

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  • Happy Birthday to You!: This video implements the melody into "His Theme", referencing its one year anniversary.
  • Happy Ending Override: The Christmas Comeback Crisis reveals that due to The Voice being a Figment/human hybrid, he was able to survive Chad's MF Like Button by using Wood Man to keep the idea of The Voice alive, thus preserving him as a Figment. He then created a program to bring Figments into the real world, and used it to bring himself and the other Figments alive so he could take over the world.
  • The Hero:
    • Chad Warren serves as the protagonist of the reboot arc, an ardent defender of "Snow halation".
    • Nozomi takes up his stead in the Christmas special for similar reasons.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: It's heavily implied that Chad died after using the MF Like Button to destroy The Voice and restore Snow Halation.note 
  • Homage: Christmas Comeback Crisis is one to Kirby: Planet Robobot - its plot is relatively the same (an outside force turning a once-natural land into a purely mechanical one, and a small, cute hero(ine) putting an end to it), and the former's videos always cull music from the latter (most notably the prologue, an homage to the game's intro). Also, the latter game's Big Bad makes a few appearances, and his leitmotif turns up far more frequently in the Christmas rips.
  • Hostile Show Takeover:
    • Wood Man took over the channel after the Halloween special ended; however, all he did was shitpost on Twitter before leaving to fight Mega Man.
    • A straighter example is the Voice Inside Your Head returning; he's the Arc Villain of the Christmas special and makes his motives apparent in the channel and video descriptions.
  • House Pseudonym: In the album releases, artists who wanted to remain uncredited are given the name "Barney Rubble". For GSHQVGR Vol. FOUR HOURS!, the house pseudonym was changed to "Principal Seymour Skinner" due to the album being a compilation of reboot songs. On other albums, uncredited artists are similarly given names related to the album's focus.
  • Hypocrite: In this video, The Voice Inside Your Head proposes the option of merging the Pre-Reboot and Post-Reboot universes without "Snow Halation", claiming that while The Flintstones Theme Tune is beloved and fits in well to any song, "Snow Halation" has caused too much discourse among SiIvaGunner's fans due to being "weeb shit" (among other things). A few days later, a rip of video was uploaded featuring the Voice's cover of "Go My Way". It even opens with the Voice giving a short speech thanking the fans for ensuring that there would be no more idol music on the channel.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Once, after fans sniffed out a "low quality rip", SiIva congratulated the fans on finding it in the comments of another video of his. This exchange resulted:
    kaabiimaster: i thought you only uploaded high quality rips
    SiIvaGunner: I only upload high quality video game rips.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: The sound of "Loud Nigra", which is used as a Running Gag on the channel, is essentially an Exaggerated example of this trope to the absolute extreme.
  • Inconsistent Dub: The channel seems to deliberately waver between referring to the channel/character as "SiIvaGunner" (with a second I) and "SilvaGunner" (with an L); notably, the Voice Inside Your Head always refers to it as "SiIvaGunner", while Chad Warden always uses "SEE-vuh-gonn-NAHH". Album titles and similar promotional material has used both.
  • Incredibly Long Note:
  • Innocuously Important Episode: The rip of the Love Live! School Idol Festival song "Futari Happiness (NOZOMI Mix)" (in which SiIvaGunner's "HQripper 7.0" software causes problems with the rip, forcing him to get new ripping software from Loud Nigra) turns out to be connected with the reboot, according to this video.
  • Insistent Terminology: SiIvaGunner's videos don't contain "music", "remixes", "mashups", or anything like that. They contain "High Quality Video Game Rips".
  • In the Style of...: A staple of the channel. The Flintstones is almost always involved, even if another song is primarily featured.
  • It's the Same, so It Sucks: invoked Parodied with regards to the New Super Mario Bros. series in this video. It's ostensibly the overworld theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii (and uses that game's logo for the thumbnail), but the song itself is the title theme from New Super Mario Bros. 1, with the image being New Super Mario Bros. 2's logo and the playlist link in the description going to that of New Super Mario Bros. U.
  • Jump Scare:
    • At the last second of "Stage Start (Alternate Mix) - Donkey Kong", which is mostly a remix of the main theme of Luigi's Mansion, Loud Nigra comes in, and it's louder than the rest of the video.
    • The lone rip of Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion, predictably, is mostly quiet... save for several abrupt, loud soundbites from the channel's Running Gags.
    • Any rip that uses the Green de la Bean meme will most definitely have one of these, usually accompanied with Sensory Abuse to boot. Thankfully, the animation used (featuring a cartoon bean mascot) is a deliberate Nightmare Retardant, plus later appearances have become more telegraphed.
    • A Creepypasta-esque, ongoing version of this has started after the channel returned from its "pause" in early 2017. These rips usually begin with an image of a black boy wearing shorts and a life vest on a white background. The video zooms onto his face, and without warning, shifts to an edited, red-tinted photo of a celebrity with glowing white eyes while playing a loud noise, followed alarm sounds. The image fades away as the rip shifts to a completely unrelated video. Fans aren't sure what this even is.
  • Kayfabe Music: The various people that run the channel act as one entity, and always try to reassure people that "he" only uploads high quality video game rips. In addition, the one time they did upload regular video game music, the videos were later re-named "April Fool's Remixes", and the aforementioned prank from the actual GilvaSunner was said to be from a parody account.
  • Kill 'em All: The Voice and Haltmann unceremoniously squash the Cinderella Girls and the Producer on live television to kick off the Christmas special.
  • Knight Templar: Mr. Rental is one as of this rip, wanting to ban all mashups from the channel, regardless of quality.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler:
    • With how popular the remixes have become, the Bait-and-Switch intent is expected rather than not (although the channel still trolls listeners with how it surprises them).
    • People who pay attention to the playlist section on the channel can already expect what games are being ripped on any particular day. To keep an hourly upload schedule, rips are uploaded in mass, and added to the playlists ahead of time. The rips are then privated, with the team setting each one to public later. However, YouTube's algorithm updates playlists whenever a video is added to one regardless, and since channels sort playlists by this algorithm as well, the rips somewhat get spoiled because of it.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: On July 7th, "A Grand New Era ~Finale~" was uploaded and quickly deleted in favor of an ARG that eventually resulted in the video being reuploaded for good. The only difference between the leaked release (reuploaded on another YouTube channel) and the current release is an additional scene before the merging sequence:
    Voice: Oh, and Chad? If you happen to be epileptic, you might want to turn away. The restoration process could get a little messy on the eyes. Unless of course, you happen to have seen this process before. But you certainly couldn't have, right? Let us begin.
  • Leave the Camera Running: During the week between the Koriball2 and Koriball2.5 streams, the stream chat was fully functional (despite the stream being offline), leading to this effect. The chat inevitably devolved to a couple people having irrelevant conversations.
  • Left Hanging: The lore thread featuring Mr. Rental is ultimately never finished. However, Behind the Scenes - Mr Rental: The Video Game, gives us some information on how the series was supposed to end.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: Done with "The Grand Finale", the "beta mix" of The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy, and "Final Boss", marking the transition into the real songs. The "Destruction of the Sammer Kingdom" rip also does this to The Simpsons's theme.
  • Let's Play: "Let's Play - Super Mario RPG" is presented as one of 7 Grand Dad. At first, the player speaks fondly of the game, but after getting a Game Over on the first level, he Rage Quits, storms off to vent his frustration, and comes back to calmly announce that there will be no more episodes.
  • Living Statue: This is SiIvagunner's Author Avatar, a digitally-modified bust of Antinous.
  • Long List: Rips of Mario Forever usually simply list the console origin as "PC". For the title screen rip, it is apparently on "PC, Windows, Flash, Computer, Personal Computer, Android, Mobile Phone, Samsung Galaxy, Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 2000, Desktop, Linux Mint PC, Mac, HTML5, Mario Platform, Super Windows 8.1, Windows Microsoft 7, Chrome OS, Mobile Android Kitkat, Macintosh Apple Computer, Windows Virtual Box VMWare, Wii U Nintendo Browzer Orygynal, Nintendololo On Afficial 3DS, Linux Super, Ubuntu, Spongebob Stupid in Maryo Simulator (Portable Device)".
  • Long Song, Short Scene: The rip of Undertale's Power of "NEO" pokes fun at the fact that this song plays for a Zero-Effort Boss.
  • Long Title: The actual Bandcamp titles of some of the rips are downright ridiculous, such as The Decisive Battle - Final Fantasy VInote  and Unknown from M.E. (OST Version)note 
  • Lucky Seven: As a reference to the "Grand Dad" bootleg game's full title, "Super Mario 7" / "7 Grand Dad", the number seven (as well as seven thousand, AKA seven grand) serves as an Arc Number of SiIvaGunner and his works.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Chad Warden refers to the Voice Inside Your Head as the "Gay Mexican-Ass in My Ass" on multiple occasions.
  • The Man Behind the Man:
    • As revealed in Pokémon Grand Dad Edition, The Voice Inside Your Head was only a conduit for something much more sinister.
    • The whole channel is manned by an internet user named Chaze the Chat, who identified himself in one of the last videos SiIvaGunner posted.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: The "Agent Yoru o Yuku" April Fools 2017 rip, which brings together a massive All-Star Cast to perform a huge meme compilation to the tune of "Kumikyoku Nico Nico Douga", including the cast of TOME (with LittleKuriboh doing a YGOTAS bit), Kira Buckland, Corina Boettger, and Matt Shipman, with mixing and mastering by The Living Tombstone, among others.
  • Merged Reality: The Voice Inside Your Head offers Chad Warden the opportunity to create a world where all of SiIvaGunner's traditions before and during the reboot co-exist, with the exception of the divisive Snow Halation. Chad ultimately accepts this, since all he wants is the real SiIva back, but manages to get Snow Halation back anyway.
  • Mood Whiplash:
  • Mythology Gag:
  • Name's the Same: Invoked a few times for the sake of the joke. For instance, EarthBound's "Sanctuary Guardian" is a straightforward, completely unedited rip of the original "Sanctuary Guardian"... from Dark Souls.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The cause of the Continuity Reboot? Chad Warden telling SiIva fans not to dislike-bomb Snow Halation rips, leading them into a discourse.
    • Also the reason the voice returns for the Christmas Finale? The user base kept him alive by thinking about him, as that is how figments stay alive.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Sometimes the rips don't play the song suggested in their titles at all, not even at the beginning in order to kickstart the Bait-and-Switch. For example, in "Bob-omb Battlefield (Extended Mix) - Super Mario 64", while the song does sound like it could come from Super Mario 64, at no point does it actually resemble "Bob-omb Battlefield" at all.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: The thumbnail for this video counts.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The Voice Inside Your Head is only known as such, since he believes names are not important. He only provides the nickname to Chad Warden for sake of being addressed by someone.
  • Only Mostly Dead: What happened to The Voice after being destroyed by Chad at the end of the reboot arc. While he died, the idea of him was preserved through Wood Man, thus enabling him to return in the future.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • After the infamous "Harlequin Baby Incident", SiIva actually broke character in order to properly apologize to their fans, explain that the now-deleted video was uploaded by one now-fired contributor without permission from the rest of the group, and that tasteless shock humor like that is not supposed to be part of the channel's directive.
    • The channel's actual ending not only features the first contributor (Chaze the Chat) showing his face for the first time on the channel, but also has a number of subtler clues (for one, the title rather directly says the channel is ending - something none of the Series Fauxnales did - and the description is simply a reiteration of SiIva's Catch-Phrase). This was presumably necessary after the repeated fake-outs.
  • Orwellian Retcon:
    • The P-R-O-G-R-A-M rip was originally titled "P-R-O-G-R-A-M (OST Version)", as there was another rip of the song that already had the name that functioned as the channel's trailer. After the newer rip became the channel trailer out of fan demand, the "OST Version" subtitle was removed from the video, and the original "P-R-O-G-R-A-M" rip was labelled the "Alternate Mix".
    • Volume 6.66 of the "Highest Quality Video Game Rips" album series was updated to add four new tracksnote  and rename a number of others.note  In addition, three early tracks were moved to later in the albumnote , and "Quest to the Tower of Emblems and Adventures and Time Keys" corrected the "QTQTQk" mispelling of QTQTQ's name.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: As acknowledged by its description, Stagg Street Arrangements strays from the channel's video game-focused content. It's a cover album where the songs are done In the Style of... of certain games, such as Namco's arcade chip and Pokémon soundfonts. The final track, "Everyday Goodbyes", is a live cover, but it incorporates "The Flintstones" and "Snow halation" into its instrumental.
  • Overly Long Gag:
  • Overly Preprepared Gag: On September 15th, 2016 (the 1st anniversary of Undertale's release), Silva uploaded nothing but MOTHER-related rips. This went on for almost twenty-four hours, seemingly culminating with an actual Undertale "Megalovania" rip that's intentionally underwhelming. But then, thirty minutes later, along comes the simultaneous release of 39 Undertale-related rips — the single biggest release in the channel's history!
  • Painting the Medium:
    • "anouncement.wmv", a video imitating the style of early YouTube, has a broken thumbnail.
    • "The Voice" behind the reboot occasionally types in an ominous font when he takes control, as seen in these tweets
  • Pastiche: The video announcing his April Fools' Day album, anouncement.wmv, imitates the style of countless poorly-made tutorial YouTube videos from the mid-to-late 2000s (including a mashup of several once-popular songs from the era to boot, such as Dreamscape by 0009 Sound System and Bodies by Drowning Pool.)
  • The Power of Love: What "Snow Halation" ultimately represents to SiIva and the fans who love it, according to Chad Warden. He also ends the war between him and the Voice Inside Your Head by using the ultimate form of YouTube love: the MF Like Button. This ultimately kills both the Voice and Chad.
  • Power Trio: Grand Dad, Snow Halation (usually represented by Nozomi or Nico), and Loud Nigra. As of late, Loud Nigra has been replaced by Tito Dick.

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Music: SiIvaGunner
Composer: TV Tropes
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Platform: Internet

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Alternative Title(s): Gi Iva Sunner

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