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"I only upload high quality video game rips."

SiIvaGunner is a tribute based on consistency.
[adult swim] has bumpers? We got them too.
Gilva uploads a snowmobile accident? We have it as well.
Gilva confesses to arson exclusively via hidden characters in the
Super Mario All-Stars metadata? Yes.
"Consistency | SiIva Swim", describing the channel's MO with a rather blatant dash of their trademark Surreal Humor

SilvaGunnernote  was a YouTube channel started in 2008 that uploaded video game music... until it was removed for copyright violations in October 2010. Shortly after, fellow music uploader TimmyTurnersDad created GilvaSunnernote  as a tribute, though after a storied career, it was sadly taken down in 2022. This page isn't about either channel (but you probably knew that).

SiIvaGunnernote  is a collaborative project that publishes remixes of game soundtracks, but mimics the video metadata from the aforementioned GilvaSunner, thus making the videos look like unedited music from various games when they are typically either something arranged In the Style of the game's music or something remixed overtop of the music. All with a healthy dosage of Running Gags, many of them being memes (for example 7 Grand Dad).

SiIvaGunner was started in January 2016 by Chaze the Chat, who was inspired channels that posed as LittleKuriboh during the height of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series's popularity. It was originally known as GiIvaSunnernote  to better impersonate GilvaSunner, but four months into its run history repeated itself and the entire channel was wiped from YouTube, so when moving to the current channel it was rebranded to SiIvaGunner. The new channel also saw a shift to having good remixes instead of simple memes, and along with that the Kayfabe of posing as GilvaSunner morphed into an actual narrative.

The SiIvaGunner channel continued uploading videos regularly until September 2016 when it was announced that the channel would be ending. However, it would see a special return for Halloween and Christmas that year. The Christmas special in particular featured an episodic series, but the seventh episode fell into Development Hell for months, which led to the channel being Un-Canceled. SiIvaGunner has continued uploading regularly ever since.

In accordance with the above, the team has decided to sort the channel into seasons:

  • Season 1 covers 2016 up until the Halloween special return.
  • Season 2 covers the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.
  • Season 3 covers 2018 and a bit of 2019.
  • Season 4 covers the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020.
  • Season 5 covers 2021 and a bit of 2022.
  • Season 6 covers the remainder of 2022.
  • Season 7, the current season, began in February 2023.

Please note that many examples on this page and in the sub-pages haven't been updated and still refer to the end of Season 1 as the end of the channel.

The channel can be viewed here, its Twitter can be found here, and its Bandcamp here.

See also Mashups, Funny.Mashups, TimmyTurnersGrandDad, and VvvvvaVvvvvvr; compare HowToBasic.

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  • 10-Minute Retirement: The most egregious Series Fauxnale. The channel 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.
  • Abandoned Catchphrase: SiIvaGunner's catch phrase is "I only upload high quality video game rips.", but this is almost never referenced on the channel after Season 1. Justified as the In-Universe SiIvaGunner character has been Put on a Bus since Season 1. The phrase is still referenced on the website.
  • 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 second reboot ARG, 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, as when The Voice eventually returned, his motive of protecting the channel seemingly disappeared in favor of him being anti-Snow Halation and other "weeb shit" just like much of the fandom was.
    • Subverted with the Christmas Comeback Crisis arc. It was seemingly aborted for Season 3 with SiIvaGunner returning as the host of the channel, but a lot of things hinted he was Not Quite Back to Normal. The Season 3 finale made it clear - the CCC is still going strong, just in a way that makes it look like it isn't (the real SiIvaGunner character is still asleep, but Haltmann created an A.I. that acts just like him which now runs the channel). Played With as well, since the two King for a Day Tournament Arcs actually do abort the CCC; they take place in an Alternate Universe that Wood Man visited for fun.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Two in the "Shop Fusion Collab":
    • The Trader is (presumably) human: Hollow Knight is entirely focused on bug-like creatures, so the Hollow Knight/Darkwood segment has the Trader as a bug with sap leaking out of him.
    • As humans are long dead in the setting of Splatoon, Cordelia is instead a sea urchin in the Splatoon 3/Dead Estate segment.
  • 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. invoked
  • 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. However, it's Averted in some places:
    • The featured channels list contains several contributors' channels.
    • All of the albums credit the creators appropriately, except in a few cases where placeholders such as "Barney Rubble" or other joke names are used. The albums also reveal the proper "names" for each rip.
    • Many contributors have playlists collecting all of their rips, which is in turn used by the SiIvaGunner Wiki to place the proper credit on most rips.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: The (unofficial) SiIvaGunner Wiki analyses the contents of each listed rip in great detail, including barely noticeable additions or possible references which is especially helpful for rips with more esoteric punchlines.
  • Anti-Humor: Rips with large portions of the song left intact fit this trope, most notably "Dancing Mad (Beta Mix) - Final Fantasy VI", which goes for well over 11 minutes before The Flintstones' theme is heard.
  • 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 & 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).
    • In 2018, the channel started a second Inspector Gadget takeover, now with The Nostalgia Critic.
    • In 2020, the channel ripped songs from other April Fools joke games in lieu of their own gag.
    • In 2021, the channel began a mini-narrative about Mario becoming Ret-Gone as an extended jab to Nintendo's decision to remove the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection on the same day. This is notable for being the only April Fools gag on the channel to be played for drama instead of comedy, as the rips uploaded used songs and covers implying loss or isolation as their "jokes."
    • In 2022, the channel instead released rips referencing Logan Paul, as it was his birthday.
    • In 2023, the channel released a series of Beta Mixes of existing rips, wherein the jokes of existing rips were slightly (or sometimes dramatically) altered, usually to reference the original rip or sometimes other related rips. This at first extended to rips that already had a Mix in the game (leading to things like "(Alpha Mix) (Beta Mix)"), then to rips that already had "(Beta Mix)" in the name, including rips that were already ripped earlier that day. Some rips even recieved multiple revisions with chains of "(Beta Mix)" that broke the video title character limit. This even extended to Beta Mixes of videos that weren't even proper rips to begin with, including album announcement videos, lore videos (including one Haltmann's Archives file that gave some lore on the event itself), and two Christmas Comeback Crisis episodes.
  • 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 Pokémon 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.
    • The King for Another Day takeover lasted 7 days, ending on 7/7.
  • Artifact Domination: The Crown in King For Another Day, before the finals between DJ Professor K and Mariya Takeuchi, revealed that it was sentient and wanted the tournament to last forever, taking over Unregistered Hypercam 2 and turning him into Unrestrained Hypercam 2 in an attempt to achieve that goal.
  • 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.
  • Ascended Meme: The album Somewhat Responsive to Requests was born from fans requesting for a Touhou Project album, with both the album and the reveal referencing the "2hu album when/there will never be a touhou album" meme.
  • Ass Shove: In "Main Theme (Remastered Version) - New Ghostbusters 2":
    Not Vinesauce Joel: And all of a sudden I find myself in a Haunted House, and I'm surrounded by 8-Bit Beasts! What the fuck? They're trying to shove a giant brick up my ass! Not good. And then I lie down in bed wiping my bloody butt...
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: DMX appears in the middle of "GO MY WAY!! (REM@STER-A)" (which is a "Snow Halation" mashup until then) before leaving shortly after.
  • Backstory Horror: SiIvaGunner himself is completely harmless Living Statue that just wants to create high quality rips, right? Well, no. According to this piece of lore, SiIva 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 (except for a very small number of rips that are unedited). YouTube frowns on this behavior, which likely played a role in the original channel's termination. The channel description has only a small hint to the true nature of the channel, with the insertion of the statement "(All content is willingly submitted by a team of content creators.)" into what is otherwise GilvaSunner's description copied word-for-word. Notable examples within the rips themselves below.
  • Beach Episode: The SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival (June 18-September 7, 2020), which encompassed a few special activities/sub-events. The channel banner changed to a beach, with each activity adding a new character to it, wearing appropriate "vacation" attire.
  • Big Bad:
    • The Voice Inside Your Head. In the Reboot storyline, he's the one behind the Continuity Reboot as he believes it will solve the community's Broken Base over "Snow halation"note . In the Christmas Comeback Crisis, he pulled a Hostile Show Takeover and wants to purge all anime despite it being the source for quite a few beloved Running Gags.
    • Double Subverted with President Haltmann, the Corrupt Corporate Executive Big Bad of Kirby: Planet Robobot. He starts as The Dragon to The Voice, but eventually pulls a The Dog Bites Back and takes the SiIvaGunner channel for himself. Compared to The Voice, Haltmann's takeover is actually relatively beneficial for the channel, and he doesn't seem to do anything bad at first. But then, almost a year later it's revealed that he locked the Christmas Comeback Crisis in a sort of "Groundhog Day" Loop so he can profit from the channel indeinitely, which is a problem for anyone with a Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory such as Wood Man.
  • 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 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.
  • Black Comedy: In spades depending on the rip. The Daft Punk tribute rips make light of the "Epilogue" video announcing their retirement, with the Guyman-Boyfriend blowing up when he loses (much like how Thomas blows up instead), and the following video "Thorns" opens with Thomas-Senpai properly getting destroyed when he loses.
  • Book Ends:
    • The last rip before the announcement of the channel endingnote  was of "Battle! (Wild Pokémon)", the same song that the first rip was of.
    • 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 uploading the "Title Theme - 7 GRAND DAD" Grand Finale rip (as it seemed at the time), SiIvaGunner's profile picture changed to GilvaSunner's original picture of Timmy Turner's dad from 2009.
    • The first of DJ Professor K's songs released in King for a Day was "Artificial Amateurs", composed by Cryptik. The end of his journey and the last song of his takeover (both in broadcast and in release, at least before the Yakuza rip) is marked by "Blading These Streets", also composed by Cryptik.
      • His takeover starts with him proudly announcing his radio station and his credentials from winning the tournament. His last appearance for the event has him do much the same, but since the day is technically over he hesitates when describing himself and switches to say he's reading the credits.
    • One of the last rips to be released before Mario was Unpersoned in April Fools' Day was Goodnight Mario - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a short clip that features Mario being rolled by another Mario to fall off. In turn, one of the first rips after Mario was restored was Good Morning Mario - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, which is the same clip played backwards.
    • The Shop Fusion Collab loops around to the first song in the mix (the Wii Shop theme), but since the Wii eShop has no mascot, its representative ends up being Drake, referencing the long-running joke of the Wii Shop theme being mashed with "Hotline Bling".
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Snow Halation tends to be associated with Nozomi thanks to Triple-Q having her featured in artwork of his Snow Halation mashups, and her role in the Christmas Comeback Crisis. Thing is, Snow Halation is officially centered around Honoka, as she sings the sole solo line in the song, and is in the center for the last third of the performance. This might have to do with an episode focusing on Nozomi being partially focused on the (in-universe) creation of the song (with an episode including a performance of the song following afterward), and how she appears in the center of the group formation for the first third.
  • Breakout Character: The Nutshack and We Are Number One.
    • The Nutshack, while originally introduced as an intentionally bad running gag to be the "villain" after the Reboot ended, 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 stems 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.
  • Broken Record: A Running Gag that is often used on songs that have easily loopable measures. The track in question will have a singular part of it looped over and over again until the end of the rip, where it continues as normal just before the video ends.
  • Brown Note: The bean robots in the Christmas Comeback Crisis are equipped with speakers that blast "BITCH YOU" and "BRRTESO" 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 first season went on, culminating with an entire album full of Stylistic Suck rips as a jab at the people 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. This died down after the first season.
  • Call-Back:
  • 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.
  • Content Warnings: "Stage 1-4 Intro - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine" opens with a warning: "This rip contains images of beans that some viewers may find uncomfortable. If you become irritated or start acting irrationally, immediately stop viewing and consult a doctor." This was an early remake of one of the deleted Green de la Bean rips, and it still features the character but without the Sensory Abuse that originally accompanied it.
  • 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).
  • Cover Version: "6 PM - Animal Crossing" is a rendition of "Simoon" by Yellow Magic Orchestra.
  • The Cover Changes the Meaning: Well, the Remix changes the meaning, but the KFAD song, "Thank You, Everybody!" is a mashup of Fragile by Tatsuro Yamashita and "Thank You" by Tyler, the Creator (which happened to sample from the song the previous song). While "Fragile" originally was a sweet song about the singer thanking their lover for how they improved their life, while "Thank You" turned the meaning into the singer thanking their lover but saying that they also broke their heart, "Thank You, Everybody!" uses both songs to create a song that has the singer thanking the listener, especially if you put in the context of the song in the tournament, being one of the last songs to be released before the winner was announced.
  • Creepy Circus Music: "Mad Jack Battle (Beta Mix)" combines the frantic brass and strings of Mad Jack's battle theme with the equally frantic melody of "The World Revolving." Mad Jack's creepy laugh is heard multiple times throughout the video to add to the effect.
  • Crown of Power: The crown in the "King for Another Day Tournament" video possesses Unregistered Hypercam 2 near the end of the tournament to turn the wearer into Unrestrained Hypercam 2.
  • Cultural Cross-Reference: The channel frequently throws jokes in some rips that only foreigners may understand, especially Brazilian ones. In the day September 7th the channel ran twice in 2016 and 2017 a specific example of this trope in a couple of rips to celebrate the Independence Day in the country.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: From the first tournament, the biggest landslide was Reggie Fils-Aimé vs. Thanos 75.4%-24.6% in Reggie's favor. The second tournament somehow managed to top it with the biggest landslide in both tournaments with MissingNo. vs. HOBaRT 78.1%-21.9% in MissingNo.'s favor.
  • 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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Every so often, the channel will upload a lot of rips focusing on one joke or source, usually on a relevant anniversary or date; see MeaningfulReleaseDate.Si Iva Gunner.
  • Deader than Dead: In the King for a Day tournament, Ajit Pai is treated as this after losing to Thanos, who inflicted Cessation of Existence on Pai's stock icon in his victory screen. Pai doesn't even show up for the final character shot.
  • 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:
  • 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. Throughout the month of August 2016, Tito Dick's opacity would fluctuate randomly ranging from almost invisible, to very visible, until the tower disappeared at the end of the month.
  • 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 in the lore. The team is very aware what the fans think of each Running Gag. 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". The Christmas Comeback Crisis videos go even further with this, for example turning Green de la Bean, a meme the fans absolutely hated, into an antagonist.
  • 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.
    • Some 2016 rips have Green de la Bean appear in just one frame.
  • Gag Censor:
    • In the album art for Volume 3 & Knigra, GilvaSunner's avatar is covered by the Fred Flintstone star and Loud Nigra is covered by the GilvaSunner Seal of Quality.
    • This rip of "Skydeck a Go!Go!" (a mashup with "Bonfire" by Childish Gambino) censors all of the latter song's obscenities with various Sonic sound effects.
    • The rip of "Beloved Tomboyish Girl" features the infamous "Russian Dongcopter" video and uses Tito Dick's head as a censor.
    • The YouTube and "SFW" Newgrounds versions of "This announcement is not on YouTube." (AKA "7 GRAND AWESOME"), a video which goes through the plot of The Flintstones: The Rescue Of Dino & Hoppy and ends with the Great Gazoo spinning his meat for thirty seconds, censors the meatspin with a black censor bar reading "V E R Y CENSORED[.] Seriously, you don't wanna see this." Completely averted in the NSFW Newgrounds version, where "the Great Gazoo's Great Gherkin" is visible for all to see.

  • Happy Birthday to You!:
  • 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 
  • He's Back!: The very first rip uploaded after Mario being Ret-Gone was undone is Mario saying, "It's-a me, bitch!"
  • 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.
  • Human Popsicle: This is apparently the explanation for Dat Boi's (a quintessentially 2016 meme) brief channel takeover in 2020, with the rip Game Over - Dat Boi indicating that he was cryogenically preserved in an attempt to bring old memes into the future. The former rip, which serves as the Bad End for the takeover, has Dat Boi suffering from atrophy and hypothermia as a result of him being incompatible in 2020, culminating in his long and painful death. However, the True Ending rip ends with Dat Boi cycling to the tune of "Snow Halation" sung by the voice synthesizer Daniel (UK).
  • 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.
    • The Naxx Guyfieri and Doge Mayer commercial has them spout off about how much they love all their fans and are willing to contact the next 100 that call in, but then they specify that they only want female fans and "no ugly chicks".
  • 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: How is SiIvaGunner's name supposed to be spelled/pronounced? The channel seems to deliberately waver on the subject, referring to the channel/character as both "SiIvaGunner" (with a second i) and "SilvaGunner" (with an L). The Greatest Hits Albums used an L up to the 8th volume, then switched to an I. Silva Gunner: Rebooted and The Silva Gunner Christmas Comeback Crisis use an L, but then for the King for a Day series, it's an I. All CCC side episodes since 2019 use an I, but are referred to with an L in this video's description. In-Universe, The Voice Inside Your Head always refers to it with an L, while Chad Warden says "SEE-vuh-gonn-NAHH" and the King for Another Day Tournament MOJO!! website has all characters using a second I, except for Unregistered Hyper Cam 2 who sometimes uses an L. The list goes on.
  • 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".
  • Interface Spoiler:
    • A lot of commenters correctly predict a "Snow Halation" mashup when the video is 4:20 in length (occasionally plus or minus a second due to random errors in rendering).
    • "Oh cool, they uploaded a rip called 'Theme of HOBaRT'! Wait, why is it age-restricted?"
  • In the Style of: The defining trait of the channel and what sets it apart, more than half of its discography consists of songs In the Style of whatever video game (the other half being the "mashup" remixes), either using audio assets ripped out of the game (for retro games) or tracking down the original instrument software used in making the song (for modern games). Became exaggerated after the early years of the channel, as nowadays they'll do all that is possible to upkeep accuracy to the track being imitated.
  • It's the Same, Now 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., 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 version of this started after the channel returned from its "pause" in early 2017. These rips usually began with an image of a "Egghead", 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, and ultimately these rips ended, although there were two Call Backs to them in early 2019.
  • Kayfabe Music:
    • To a certain extent, since no credit is given on rips and the channel is dolled up to look like it's just some guy archiving Game Music, with no mention of the large amount of people working behind the scenes to make remixes of said music. Downplayed due to the channel description's disclaimer and the request to "please read the channel description" on every video, though it still doesn't quite mention that it's a Bait-and-Switch channel. Averted on the Bandcamp, where all rips are credited to the correct artist.
    • Also an oddly In-Universe example: The Hostile Show Takeover-filled Season 2 did not touch the "bait" part of the Bait-and-Switch, with only the "please read the channel description" part (which was notably not on the real GilvaSunner's channel) changing for each host. Haltmann eventually invoked the kayfabe for Season 3 onwards by setting up the AI to act like the original SiIvaGunner.
  • Kazoos Mean Silliness: A high-quality "Vocal Mix" of "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII performed entirely on kazoos.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Or rather "kid-appeal meme", the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 rips with the "Nick Arcade Prototype" label all use jokes that would be relevant to Nickelodeon's Target Audience of children, such as Big Chungus, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or Chuck E. Cheese.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.
  • Leitmotif: In almost all of the songs for the fictional game Tate's Journey, Norwegian singer Bambee's song Bumblebee is implemented one way or another.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mecha-Mooks: In the Christmas Comeback Crisis, Haltmann augments his legions of Patrol-Bots and Splicers with the Harlequin Force Stringbots, robotic versions of Green de la Bean designed for riot control. Though also equipped with Power Pincers and Rocket Boots, their main offensive weaponry is blasting "U Guessed It" and "No Words" at extremely high volumes.
  • 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:
  • Never Trust a Title: Waluigi doesn't actually own the tacostand in the Waluigi's Tacostand rip. The stand is instead owned by El Bean.
  • 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 Catchphrase). 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.
  • Out of Focus: During the first King For a Day tournament, Ajit Pai only got one rip to his name, then got snapped by Thanos and didn't come back until the next tournament. In the second tournament Eminem fares only a little better, having a grand total of five rips and three dual mixes which would have been amazing in the original tourney but is downright pathetic compared to the massive increase in rips per character.
  • 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.
    • "abc_123_a - Undertale", which prominently features the Gaster Followers, is intentionally unlisted and can only be found by directly inputting its URL, tying in with how the Gaster Followers can only be encountered in Undertale by modifying the game's hidden Fun Values.
    • "The Voice" behind the reboot occasionally types in an ominous font when he takes control, as seen in these tweets
  • Parody Assistance:
    • SiIva and Vinesauce Joel (whose streams inspired the Grand Dad jokes that the channel was first founded on) helped with the script for the fan video "Hotel GiIvaSunner". Joel additionally did voice work for the video.
    • JohnnyUtah, creator of the Tankmen series and Sergeant John's voice actor, recorded a new set of death screen insults for the mod of the "Ugh" rip.
  • 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.

  • Read the Freaking Manual: For rips, the description will say "Please read the channel description" at the bottom.
  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: Crosses over with Fictional Video Game in this video, a pastiche of the reveal trailer for Sonic Mania depicting a similarly updated version of 7 Grand Dad. It's lampshaded in the fine print at the very end, which remarks that it "won't come out, probably." Then it was announced to be real, but was later cancelled.
  • Red Herring: There's a playlist for Half-Life 3 on the channel. All three of its videos are private.
  • Reference Overdosed: Trying to list all of the different references, musical or otherwise, that are put into his videos would take up most of the page. Sometimes even a single video will qualify. This "high quality rip" of the Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf battle theme in particular is loaded with them. Pause Screen from Wario World goes a million steps further by being 50 minutes worth of Wario nyah-nyah-ing to the melody of hundreds of different songs.
  • Relax-o-Vision: "Bean Bean Pork Bean - MOTHER 3" has the Green de la Bean Running Gag, but here it gets only as far as a bass-boosted "BITCH U" before quickly cutting to soothing nature footage and music in place of the usual Sensory Abuse. The meme text still appears, but slowly and in a cursive font.
  • Retraux: As a channel covering music In the Style of video game soundtracks, this is basically necessary to mimick the styles of retro sound chips. Though note that these are In the Style of, and not just Pastiches of retro game music; since it is usually possible to rip audio assets out of retro games, the channel does this and then reconstructs them in a form editable with modern software.
  • The Reveal: In Pokémon Grand Dad Edition (which part of the reboot finale ARG), the Voice Inside Your Head confesses upon defeat that despite his previous claims, he doesn't really care about what YouTube commenters think, and that he was just a pawn of something much worse.
    A vitriolic... thing. It wreaks its revenge upon the world.
    Or so I think. Truthfully, I don't know what drives it.
    But it is determined.
    Vile and incomprehensible beyond words.
    It channels an ancient evil within it. Can be held accountable for all that is wrong with... everything, really.
  • Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: A Downplayed example, since the channel was always focused on light-hearted, zany humor and rips in the modern day are the same format as those from the past, but some rips from Season 1 could be way edgier or straight-up terrifying than anything present now, with particularly infamous (and, thankfully, removed) examples being the Harlequin Baby Incident, the 9/11 jokes on the event's anniversary, Green de La Bean, and even possible child abuse audio in "Theme Song - Caillou". On a lesser note, there was also much greater focus on "lore" and such secretly hidden inside rips, which may be a Surprisingly Creepy Moment for those just expecting music. While the more modern incarnation of the channel Season 2 and onwards can still occasionally have less lighthearted content (i.e., some of the events in the ;;Christmas Comeback Crisis'', Egghead, farting D. Va, etc.), it definitely isn't as dark or edgy as the earlier incarnation, and "lore" is (generally) kept to its own videos and not randomly inserted inside other rips.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Chad Warden is the only person unaffected by the High Quality Reboot, which throws a wrench in The Voice Inside Your Head's plans.
  • Rock Trio: As implied by the channel banner, we had Grand Dad, Nozomi Tojo, and Loud Nigra. However, in September 2016, Loud Nigra was replaced by Tito Dick, forming a new trio. However, as of January 2021, Tito has been removed with no replacement.
  • Rousing Speech: Chad Warden, of all people, delivers one in the "true ending" of the reboot:
    Chad: While I can't stop hate, I can sure as hell encourage love.
  • Running Gag: See here for a list of them.
  • Running Gagged:
    • This video appears to do this to "Snow halation", where "HALATION.SYS" causes a problem, forcing the channel to be shut down and rebooted in High Quality mode.
    • "Destruction of the Sammer Kingdom" sees the apparent end of The Simpsons, a staple of the High Quality Reboot.
    • The Green de la Bean meme was scrubbed from the channel after one of them received a takedown for Community Guideline Violations.
    • "Pork Bean Outta Gas - MOTHER 3" has D.Va failing to fart as she does in the other rips she appears in, giving viewers hope that her dreaded Running Gag was finally coming to an end... only for her to appear in several other rips afterward, farting as much as ever.
    • "YANKIN' FOREVER"'' has Knuckles seal Lady inside the Master Emerald, bringing the Pussy Yankover to an end.
  • Russian Reversal: The description of Type A - Tetris asks the viewer to "Please be read by the channel description."
  • Screamer Prank: While memes such as "Egghead" and "Green de la Bean" resemble this with their Jump Scares, the closest this channel has come to resembling a classic screamer would be "Circus (she said she wanna dance but she dont know how to mix)", which ends with an Extreme Close-Up of a shoebill's face in Chiaroscuro, accompanied by booming static. One of the early Bean rips deleted from the channel, "Coffee Break - Mother 3", also qualifies by being a parody of the K-fee ads.
  • Seduction Lyric: The song "But Not You" from the "King For Another Day" Tournament is a Parody with intentionally awful, lecherous lyrics, sung from the point of view of an incompetent, sleazy Casanova Wannabe; So come on baby please / Let me give you a squeeze. "The Ballads of Naxx and Doge", the video in which the song debuted, also opens with Naxx singing a different song in similar style.
  • Self-Deprecation:
  • Series Fauxnale:
    • On March 30th, right after the announcement of his first album, SiIva uploaded a rip of "Last Goodbye", then proceeded to not upload anything for the entire rest of the day. Many assumed it was the end of the channel (as the video's title and production values implied); however, he made a grand comeback on April Fools' Day.
    • Then his channel got taken down the next week, causing many to fear that SiIva was gone for good...until he announced on Twitter that he would be coming back.
    • History repeated itself on May 30th, when SiIva revealed another Greatest Hits Album and proceeded to reupload "Last Goodbye", upload a new rip of "Good Night" (combined with "Goodbye to a World", which includes lyrics about saying goodbye)... then not uploading anything for several days. However, on June 7th, he released a video announcing the release of "The All New... SiIvaGunner... PACHINKO MACHINE!" He then went back to uploading videos.
    • Christmas 2022 saw the uploads of numerous "Game Over" and "Ending" tracks, followed by a fusion collab for Porter Robinson's "Goodbye to a World". A day later, a video called "My Last Message" was uploaded, with a "credits" list a short bit after. People were confused over whether this was an event, an album announcement, or the channel shutting down again. The channel returned on February 1st, 2023.
  • Sensory Abuse:
    • Occasionally used, particularly whenever Sanic turns up.
    • Ironically, rips featuring Loud Nigra only sometimes fit this trope.
    • In a less traditional sense, the Koriball2 stream fit the bill - it was composed of several songs (some altered, some not) playing over each other, with no attempt to make them harmonize. Predictably, the resultsnote  sound terrible.
    • Rips featuring the "You Just Got Beaned" meme fit this trope, sometimes in more ways than one.
  • Shout-Out: There are enough references and jokes that go beyond the actual music changes that it gets its own page!
  • Siamese Twin Songs:
    • The Flintstones theme and "Snow Halation" are often featured back-to-back within the same rip.
    • "Program Rhythm" (better known as "Puzzle Room") and the "Continue?" music from the Felix The Cat bootleg. When they both appear in a rip, they're treated as a single reference/song rather than two. Downplayed, as the former usually appears on its own.
    • The Wii Shop Channel's theme tends to be associated with "Hotline Bling".
  • Softer and Slower Cover: "Candy's Music Store - Donkey Kong 64" is a very laid-back arrangement of "Yakety Sax".
  • Stealth Pun:
  • Stock Sitcom Grand Finale: Title Theme & Ending - 7 GRAND DAD has Grand Dad, Nozomi, and Loud Nigra walking through a Continuity Cavalcade, with the final location being the tower from Tengami, the channel's standard header image. Nozomi and Loud Nigra continue walking, but Grand Dad stops to look up.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • The channel itself is meant to be an inversion of this; as Chaze the Chat explained here, he was one of many people who had grown sick of YouTube users churning out bad content while pretending to be LittleKuriboh, so Chaze eventually decided to create GiIvaSunner to bring unto YouTube an impersonator who actually produced good content for once.
    • "anouncement.wmv" is made in the style of early YouTube videos, including the usage of Windows Movie Maker and Hypercam; the word "announcement" is even misspelled in the title!
    • The "Alternate Mix" of "Megalovania" is a terrible-sounding mashup with the Space Jam theme... until 1:04, at which point the music turns into a Waters Of Megalovania mix that sounds much better (transitioning with an audio clip of Filthy Frank saying "You just got pranked, bro!", no less).
    • The Mr. Rental rip features a crudely-animated recreation of the Flintstones-themed Lead In for an episode of The Simpsons.
    • Menu - Garfield is not actually a song, but instead an "animated" homage to a similarly-styled animation, Garfielf.
    • Fountain of Dreams - Super Smash Bros. Melee lazily edits a multitude of the channel's running gags over the original song. At the same time.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: "The Grand Finale (Alternate Mix)" from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, one of the last rips before the true conclusion of the reboot, ended with all hope of the old gags returning dashed, with the community's actions having supposedly led to Chad Warden's death.
    "SiIvaGunner is dead, and it's all because of you. It's all... because... of you! You fucked up!pu dekcuf uoY !uoy fo-"
  • Super-Deformed: "Smol Nozomi," while uncommonly seen on the channel proper, is almost always seen as the embodiment of Snow Halation on the channel. "Smol" variants of other idols from the series have also been featured on rare occasions, most often on their respective birthdays.
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: SiIva's "voice" is VoiceForge's "Wiseguy" option. You may recognize it as Garfielf, or from certain GoAnimate videos.
    • The above-mentioned Menu - Garfield video gives Grand Dad VoiceForge's "JerkFace" option in order to play the role of Jon to SiIva's Garfielf.
    • The Voice Inside Your Head uses UK Graham of
    • Mr. Rental's voice is provided by Microsoft Sam. Even in the Looney Tunes rips that give him Speaking Simlish, it's rendered as Sam's infamous "soi soi soi" sound.
    • The Gaster Followers in "abc_123_a - Undertale" are portrayed by various voices from FL Studio 11's speech synthesizer, the same ones used by the source track in Undertale.
  • Take That!: Has enough for its own page.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • After the comments section erupted into a war between people with Dedede and Peridot avatars (eventually ending in favor of the former), a Stylistic Suck rip of Dedede's theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl was uploaded (and subsequently deleted).
    • The entire JOEJOE'S BIZZAERE JOJOKE album is a jab at people requesting rips from JoJo, most apparent with the way it was disguised as a proper album.
    • Another jab at the comments section comes from "Overworld" from Super Mario Bros. 2, which consists of goofy text-to-speech voices reading off some of the dumber comments.
    • The overwhelmingly negative audience response to the Pussy Yankover of April 2021 prompted the release of "Circus (Fuck You Mix) - Five Nights at Freddy's", a mashup of Yankin' and Cabinet Man with a title that made it clear yes, the team were aware of the reaction to the takeover, and no, they weren't going to stop.invoked
    • The original Green de la Bean rips were taken down from the channel due to community flagging, and this was rather bitterly referenced in a couple of rips uploaded to it over the next few days. "Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) - Super Smash Bros. Brawl" was remade with the Bean Jump Scare (following two minutes of dead air) replaced with the Continue and Game Over screens from the game, and the image of the Bean on the final screen being grayed out with its catchphrase replaced by the message, "You've lost something precious." The incident was also the subject of the musically unaltered rip of "An Ending - Undertale" (removed for unrelated reasons), in which SiIvaGunner sarcastically congratulates viewers for having made the channel "safe":
      * And all you had to do to make it happen...
      * ...was murder my son and put me at risk of dying.
      * Thanks.
      * You friccin moron.
  • Toilet Humor: In early fall 2019, there was an infamous serious of rips involving audio (and sometimes video) of a D. Va cosplayer yelling "Nerf This!", slapping her butt, and farting loudly (the farts are edited in from another video). These rips eventually ended, though there occasional references to them today.
  • Tournament Arc: The "King For A Day Tournament" from Summer 2018 was one of these for the channel, where viewers voted between sixteen potential rip sources to see which "fighter" would take over the channel for a day. A second one occurred in Fall 2019, the "King For Another Day Tournament", which doubled the roster from sixteen to thirty-two contestants.
  • Troll: What GiIvaSunner was before his pranks gained a fandom of their own.
  • Uncommon Time: Songs with uncommon time signatures are occasionally ripped on the channel, such as "Strong One (Masked Man)" which is 29/16.
  • Unperson: After March 31, in accordance with the delisting/discontinuation of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario Bros. 35, SiIvagunner privated almost all of their Mario-related rips and uploaded new rips with all traces of Mario erased (including his name in the logos) and iconic music distorted beyond recognition. The comments sections of said videos all followed suit, all deliberately acting like he never existed in the first place, though still feeling like something is missing.
  • "Untitled" Title: One of the many rips of "Circus" from Five Nights at Freddy's is titled "Circus ()".
  • Viewers Are Geniuses:
    • Some rips have esoteric punchlines, which leads to the Running Gag of commenters being a part of the "'I don't get the joke' club". This meme can also be used sarcastically for rips with extremely obvious punchlines.
    • The prominence of rips based on Jeopardy! for the Sega Genesis might perplex some viewers, given how it seems to be just one unremarkable Licensed Game among many. These rips are actually based on the ending screen of a bootleg version of Super Mario World, which inexplicably plays the Jeopardy theme; it became memetic when Joel replaced "THE END" on the ending screen with the words "YOU FUCKING IDIOT".
  • Villain Ball: The Voice Inside Your Head merges both the original and reboot universes without Snow Halation, then makes Chad his partner in running SiIvaGunner Enterprises. Unfortunatley for the Voice, Chad uses his new position to bring Snow Halation back himself.
  • Villain Song: DK Rap (Anniversary Edition), also known as "The Snow Halation Sucks Rap", serves as one for the Voice Inside Your Head, outlining his absolute hatred of Snow Halation and "weeaboo shit" as well as promoting his own memes. While mainly a corruption of the DK Rap, The Voice joins in and drops a few lines himself before the song abruptly shifts into Snow Halation, causing him to angrily cut it short.
  • Visual Pun: The cover of Greatest Hits Volume 3 & Knigra shows SiIva's avatar ripping a piece of paper in half.
  • We Can Rule Together: After the universes have merged, the Voice Inside Your Head offers Chad Warden to help guide the Grand New Era together as the Grandest Dads, a proposition Chad accepts. This turns out to be a big mistake on the Voice's part.
  • Welcome to Corneria: SiIva's usual response to comments that question his (high-quality) rips: "I only upload high quality video game rips."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Voice Inside Your Head. He booby trapped the High Quality Ripping software SiIva bought from the Nigra store so that he could initiate the High Quality Reboot. He did this to create a universe devoid of the infighting Chad Warden started concerning the act of dislike bombing "Snow Halation" rips. Later, he offers Chad the return of all the channel's old memes at the cost of the removal of Snow Halation to prevent further discourse, with Chad ultimately accepting, and keeps true to his word, even allowing Chad to join him.
    • Although his position as a well-intentioned extremist hasn't changed, it's revealed that the Voice ultimately wasn't the cause of the reboot in the Pokémon ROM hack, but he's been trying to protect the channel from a bigger threat that did cause the reboot.
  • Wham Episode:
  • Wham Line:
    • Halfway through This video, The Voice Inside Your Head proposes a Merged Reality with memes from both before and after the reboot, and the video appears to be the end of the reboot (especially since The Voice admits he's getting tired of the current universe and starting to miss the old one)... until The Voice reveals that this new reality will exclude Snow Halation.
    • "Hahahahaha... I'm back." - The Voice In Your Head
    • "You can shut up now. I'm always on duty!"
    • "No matter. The Voice is gone anyway."
    • "Game Over - Dat Boi" is a darkly comedic rip sung by by UK-Daniel that references the famous "dat boi!" song, but changes the lyrics to be about Dat Boi being brought into the future, but ultimately suffering and dying. But the rip has a very unexpected ending, especially given that it relates to a plotline the channel didn't touch for quite some time.
    Frog: (starts croaking)
    UK Daniel: Aaaaaah-
    The Voice: Yuck. If there's one thing I hate more than anime, it's frogs.
    You thought I was fucking dead? You were wrong. Here comes Rental.

  • Who Writes This Crap?!: DK Rap (Reprise) ends on this note.
    "What the fuck? I have not seen Silence of the Lambs. This joke isn't funny. Just bring back Grand Dad."
  • Wrap It Up: Behind the Scenes - Mr Rental: The Video Game, posted after the channel's end, serves to tie up a major loose end in the channel's lore.
  • Xylophones for Walking Bones: While "Legendary Ghost" from Cuphead is played on xylophone, it accompanies a ghost rather than a skeleton. SiIva's high-quality rip, however, contains the melody of "Spooky Scary Skeletons," making it an example of this trope.
  • You Keep Using That Word: In Level Theme 1 - The Flintstones: Burgertime in Bedrock, SiIva pops in briefly to clear a few misconceptions; mainly, using the word "soundfont" in reference to consoles that use synthesizers, such as the NES, the SEGA Genesis, and the Game Boy.
  • YouTube Poop: Occasionally.

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MissingNo vs HOBaRT

MissingNo destroys HOBaRT on the King For Another Day Tournament.

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