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  • Approval of God:
  • Big Name Fan: Several fans, most notably Twinkie Pie and Micheal Fontaine, have close ties with the team, despite not being an actual part of it.
  • Black Sheep Hit: Pretty much all of the most-viewed rips are of the less common rip variety. Aside from the most viewed.note 
    • The rip of We Are Number One became the number one most viewed video on the channel shortly after its upload and stood there until being passed by the above in May 2019. It's currently the second-most viewed video. All this despite the fact that the "video game" in question doesn't even exist.
    • The third most viewed rip is the Series Fauxnalenote  medley, "Title Theme and Ending - 7 Grand Dad". Most rips have a thumbnail that stays on screen for the entirety of the video, with a song playing in the background that has some sort of minor edit, but "Title Theme" is actually a little music video with sprites of Grand Dad, Nozomi and Loud Nigra traveling through various locales inspired by many of the channel's running jokes, accompanied with a Reprise Medley.
    • The rip of Mario Paint's Creative Exercise is the fourth most viewed, and it's pretty much an audio-only YTPMV of the song. Most rips use the instruments of the original song.
    • Then, of course, there's the Unused Version of the DK Rap as the fifth most viewed rip, famous for starting the Coconut Gun Running Gag. The rip is all about sentence-mixing the lyrics to say ridiculous things. The Unknown from M.E. (OST Version) is the seventh most viewed video and it's same deal. For starters, much of the channel's discography is instrumental, and even rips that do have vocals usually don't mess with them in this way.
    • The sixth most viewed, which was in fact the most viewed video shortly after the channel rebranded itself to SiIvaGunner up until the "We Are Number One" rip passed it, is the Nintendo GameCube startup jingle rip. For most rips, the song in the title has the focus, but this rip spends the first quarter of its runtime playing Smooth Criminal before adding a loop of the GameCube startup jingle.
    • The ninth most viewed is Good Night, another Series Fauxnale with some visuals thrown in. Although in this case, the audio is a more typical for the channel.
    • The tenth most viewed video is Dedede Fusion Collab, which isn't even pretending to be a video game song!note  File Select Fusion is the 19th most viewed and it's the same deal.
    • Finally, the 11th most viewed video is the rip of Snow Halation. It's a Flintstones-themed parody performed by a group of actual singers, with a music video as well.
    • Below this point the rips get more typical, but there are still some examples such as the aforementioned File Select Fusion (19th most viewed), two more DK Rap rips (12th and 29th), Wario World's Pause Screen which is a 50-minute long medley (17th), and Main Theme - Waluigi's Tacostand which is another Fictional Video Game (27th).
  • Colbert Bump:
    • Mr. Rental, the obscure mascot for the Australian rental company of the same name, was given the spotlight in a few rips.
    • The channel is also responsible for transforming The Nutshack from an obscure Filipino series to an Internet iconnote .
    • Similarly, when they started using We Are Number One in rips, the once-obscure song skyrocketed in popularity and became one of the defining memes of the decade.
    • Some "rips" come from games that are rather unknown or obscure.
  • Creative Differences: Triple-Q, one of the more well-known contributors to the channel, was unceremoniously let go from the contributors, as the others felt that his submissions weren't of high enough quality.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Since the ending of the reboot ARG, the Siiva team has made several mocking remarks about it as well as fans obsessed with "lore".
    • The "bean flagging" incident didn't help matters. It even managed to get to the point where all the rips from 9/11 were removed due to some people threatening to flag them for offensive content. Luckily, they were all re-uploaded on Flustered Fernando.
  • Rule 34 – Creator Reactions: The SiIvaGunner: King For a Day credits include a Special Thanks to everyone who drew Fan-Art... immediately followed by a "Special Unthanks" to "that one person that drew porn of Unregistered HyperCam 2".
  • 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".
  • Defictionalization:
  • Doing It for the Art:
    • The team is making no money off the channel. Nothing's monetized, they don't have a crowdfunding campaign, and all Bandcamp albums are free, with any proceeds made going to the account's free download credits, and undisclosed charities.
    • Some of the "rips" have an impressive amount of effort put into them for what they are, such as the "rip" of the Title Theme (Beta Mix) of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which is one of the infamous K-Fee coffee commercials recreated in the game itself via romhack.
  • Fan Nickname: The channel is sometimes referred to as "GiivaSunner/SiivaGunner" for clarity's sake (and sometimes further abbreviated to "Giiva" or "Siiva").
  • Fanwork Ban: The channel accepts and posts a wide variety of rips submitted by the fans, but the contributors also keeps a list of content that isn't accepted. Some are due to concern for copyright strikes (see Screwed by the Lawyers). Others, such as the Space Jam theme, the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme and "All-Star" by Smash Mouth are due to being cliché memes and thus magnets for low-quality efforts.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • Besides the countless "high quality rips" from those who aren't channel contributors, there's also a handful of channels based off the same concept.
    • On a separate note, thanks to the channel's spread of 7 GRAND DAD plus the reboot replacing memes, various spin-offs of Joel's reaction to GRAND DAD have surfaced, starting with 8 GRAND MAnote . The actual crusade of making these, however, was started by the creation of 9 GRAND SON. It started getting ridiculous after 10 GRAND DAUGHTER.
  • Franchise Zombie: Despite Chaze the Chat intending to end the channel on a high note in September 2016, the Christmas Comeback Crisis, intending to just be a temporary special return, has morphed into an actual comeback continuing way past the Christmas season. According to this rip, which is actually a PSA from Chaze, the last episode of the Christmas Comeback Crisis fell into Development Hell, but in the meantime, he and the other contributors gained a new sense of motivation to continue the channel, though with a new planned ending.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • All of his videos on the original channel (just under 1000) were condemned to this once the channel was terminated. The new channel has reuploaded most of them, but some were left out, possibly due to Early Installment Weirdness. Regardless, this playlist claims to have reuploaded them all.
    • One notable example of a terminated rip is the final boss theme of Sonic 3 & Knuckles (a remix of Roundabout using the Genesis synthesizer), which managed to reach over 60 thousand views before being taken down.
  • Meaningful Release Date: This will usually happen on takeover events.
    • Every video posted on April 20th, 2016 (or 04-20-16) had something to do with "The Next Episode" (aka "the 'Smoke Weed Everyday' song") or other weed-related songs like "Because I Got High". They were soon compiled on their own album.
    • Every video posted on May 8th (Mothers' Day) was a "rip" of a song from the MOTHER series. They were also compiled onto their own album.
    • May 22nd featured rips involving the music from Namco games in honor of Pac-Man's 36th anniversary, which were then compiled onto their own album the day after.
    • July 11, 2016 featured several rips themed around Nintendo games that Satoru Iwata contributed to (mainly EarthBound, which he notably reprogrammed from scratch when it was stuck in a very buggy and poorly-coded state), to mark the one-year anniversary of his death from a bile duct growth. "Please read the channel description" was replaced with "Please understand the channel description" in the description of these rips.
    • July 15, 2016 featured rips with PSY's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the former's release date. A similar thing happened on that date in 2017 as well, partly because of the song's fifth anniversary and partly to mark the fact that it is no longer the most-viewed video on Youtube.
    • July 22, 2016 featured a glut of Sonic the Hedgehog rips in celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary; a good number of these rips were based around SEGA's celebratory livestream and its announcements of Sonic Mania and the then-untitled Sonic Forces.
    • July 28, 2016 featured a large number of rips with Soulja Boy to commemorate the rapper's birthday.
    • September 7, 2016 (and again the following year) had a period of time devoted to rips referencing Brazilian culture/memes to celebrate the country's Independence Day.
    • September 11, 2016 saw numerous rips with 9/11 jokes, a good number of which involved The Jetsons (making their long-awaited SiIvaGunner debut) destroying the Twin Towers. Due to backlash, all of the 9/11 rips were quietly removed soon after uploading but reuploaded on Flustered Fernando. They seem to have learned their lesson, as in lieu of another 9/11 event the next year they instead uploaded a two-hour joke Grand Dad fusion collab while Fernando continued to upload 9/11 rips.
    • September 12, 2016 was spent celebrating the birthday of Kotori Minami from Love Live! (primarily via rips related to birdsexplanation  in some manner).
    • September 13, 2016 saw numerous rips of Mario games - including eleven different Slider rips - all to celebrate Super Mario Bros' 31st anniversary.
    • September 15, 2016 seemed to deliberately be a MOTHER theme day for the first anniversary of Undertale, as a reference to Toby Fox's inspiration and a soft snub of the game itself... Or Matpat's infamous "Sans is Ness" theory. However, 40 Undertale rips were released all at once at the end of the day, giving Undertale its anniversary rips.
    • September 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so the entire channel was decked out in pirate lingo: Long John SiIvaGunner uploaded pirate-themed "shanties" for the whole day.
    • September 30th (the anniversary of the premiere of The Flintstones) saw the announcement that the channel was ending.
    • January 17th saw the channel celebrating Hanayo Koizumi's birthday. Later however, the banner art was changed to celebrate Michelle Obama's birthday too.
    • April 13, 2017 is the eight year anniversary of Homestuck, which Silva marked with the rip of "Epona's Song (Extended Mix)", which is a remix of the Homestuck song "Horschestra". Both the rip and the original song are 4 minutes, 13 seconds long.
    • April 24, 2017 is the birthday of one of the biggest channel contributors, Chaze the Chat. As of this, the channel saw an upsurge of Maroon 5 rips, which is Chaze's favorite band.
    • June 17, 2017 is the first anniversary of the Reboot arc, and the channel celebrates it by creating an alternate ending to the arc where Chad Warden takes over the channel and kills Snow Halation, the Voice, and even SiIva himself. All the rips uploaded on that day, as a consequence, involved "chicken and chips". At the end of the day, Wood Man comes out to confess that the timeline was "for funsies" and brings the channel to its current state.
    • June 18, 2017 is the one-year anniversary of the "Puzzle Room" fiasco, and rips uploaded on that day were related to the incident in one way or another (often by using the soundfont or Carlito's "Russkij Pusskij", which was linked to from the original Puzzle Room video), or referenced Russian culture. Here is an explanation of "Puzzle Room". And yes, it is safe.
    • June 21, 2017 is the first anniversary of the upload of "Main Theme - Mighty No. 9", which was really mm2wood, an intentionally bad midi of Wood Man's theme (at the end, there is a virus warning, which later turned out to be Wood Man). This also makes this day Wood Man's first birthday. Anyway, SiIva marked the milestone by having Wood Man take over the channel again, and all of the rips uploaded on that day incorporated the midi, culminating in an epic "Fusion Collab" depicting mm2wood in dfferent soundfonts (with fitting logos). Many rips also used MidiJam, the musical program that is often associated with mm2wood. More info on mm2wood here. The stunt was repeated (though with fewer songs) on June 21, 2018.
    • On June 29, 2017, Santana took over the channel and every rip uploaded on that day incorporated their song "Smooth" in some way. This stunt was done to mark the anniversary of the song's release.
    • On July 18, 2017, the anniversary of Solid STRGG asking Leslie Jones via Twitter to "buy mgs2", a rip from New Ghostbusters 2note  explaining the incident in detail, along with its significance to Silva, was uploaded.
    • August 31, 2017 was devoted to Hatsune Miku-related rips to mark her 10th birthday. These were compiled onto an album.
    • September 2, 2017 was the third anniversary of the original "You Know I Have to Do It to Em" image. To mark it, this rip, in which the guy in the image is prominently featured (not in the song itself, which is just Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" in the Wii Shop soundfont), was uploaded.
    • September 9, 2017 had a twofer. In addition to having a few Touhou-related rips (9/9 or a reference to the ⑨ ball), they also marked the anniversary of the Dreamcast by uploading the console's startup jingle (which turns into mm2wood).
    • On the "21st night of September" 2017, several rips involving "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire were uploaded.
    • On September 23, 2017, all the rips uploaded involved "Coltrane changes" to mark the birthday of its namesake, John Coltrane. The normal description was changed to "Please read the channel description in 30 seconds. Or not." in reference to the "Augmented Triad Face", a minor meme on the channel.
    • On the 21st anniversary of Space Jam, this Stylistic Suck video was uploaded.
    • On November 17, 2017, the 11th anniversary of Michael Richards’s racist rant at a Laugh Factory comedy club (why they felt the need to celebrate it is unknown), the rips were all related to the Seinfeld theme. Because this is a common Flustered Fernando joke, a few rips were uploaded there, too.
    • April 17, 2018 was Tax Day and... you can probably guess what happened next.
    • As a break from the previous two celebrations, September 11, 2018 had rips celebrating Super Mario Maker's third anniversary.
    • October 1, 2018 saw an influx of Team Fortress 2 Rips as a reference to "OKTOBER FIRST", a Stupid Statement Dance Mix version of "Because Princess Inada is Scolding Me". As a bonus, the first rip uploaded on that day WAS a remix of "OKTOBER FIRST", where the Medic's sounds were mixed to a remix of the same track used in that video, AND was advertised AS the original version of that track.
    • November 30, 2018, a day dedicated to rips of PSY songs, was the anniversary of "DADDY".
    • May 4, 2019 subverted everyone's expectations by celebrating the 20th anniversary of Smash Mouth's "All Star" instead of Star Wars Day (although the first rip was "All Star" in style of the Star Wars theme).
    • May 29, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the premiere of The Rite of Spring, and it was also the release date of Time Gate - Chrono Trigger which set Stravinsky's entire score to a medley of video game soundfonts.
    • Father's Day 2019 was dedicated to rips involving Classic Rock, AKA "Dadrock".
  • Milestone Celebration:
    • To celebrate the SiIvaGunner 1,000th video, he uploaded... Fire Temple (Removed Version), which was the last video on GiIvaSunner before his channel was removed.
    • January 9th, 2017, the first anniversary of the channel, saw a video detailing a timeline of important events in channel's history. It also saw a special rip of "A Secret Course" from Super Mario Sunshine, which is an updated version of a pre-SiIva Soundclown remix - the very remix that inspired Chaze the Cat to start SiIvaGunner. (It was removed from the actual channel for "violating YouTube's policy on spam, deceptive practices, and scams", but is reuploaded here.
  • Name's the Same: The Voice Inside Your Head has nothing to do with the talent show where musicians pick out the best singers. Didn't stop him from tweeting this.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: The channel occasionally uploads rips that are created by the fans as opposed to the contributors. The "Main Theme - Superman 64" rip is actually an instructional video on how to properly submit rips to the channel, which also includes a list of content that will not be accepted for various reasons.
  • Parody Assistance: GiIva (along with Joel) helped with the script for the fan video "Hotel GiIvaSunner".
  • Promoted Fanboy: A few regular contributors got their start creating unofficial "high quality rips" on sites like Soundcloud and YouTube before officially joining the team.
  • Recursive Adaptation: A few of the HQ rips are remixed or extended versions from later games/remakes, put back into the original game. Examples include "Mt Dedede"note , Savannah Symphonynote , "Heart of Fire" note  or for a particularly over the top example, "Title Flash"note 
  • Screwed by the Lawyers:
    • As of the Season 4 submission guide, the channel currently cannot accept or host rips involving Morimori Atsushi, the soundtrack to Re:CREATORS, or footage from Super Sentai explicitly due to copyright concerns. Other copyright-unfriendly sources (such as Drake or Kanye West) are not banned outright, but still highly discouraged in submissions.
    • The beginning of 2019 saw the channel being taken down thanks in no part to Sony Music Entertainment Japan filing 3 copyright strikes on them in one day. It would take the crew over a few months to get the channel restored by YouTube.
  • Too Soon:
    • Entirely averted in this video, where the song is interrupted by a copyright claim from Prince... who had died earlier that day.
    • Sort of Zig Zagged with his "Continue - Felix the Cat" rip which was mashed up with "Puzzle Room" from Kirby: Planet Robobot... and released about 2 days after the infamous "Puzzle Room" incident. It was very shortly unlisted, but remade private, likely to prevent controversy; mirrors are available, though, and it was put back up the next day.
    • One of the contestants for the King for Another Day Tournament was a team of Reggie and Etika, but following Etika's Creator Breakdown and eventual suicide, he was removed from the contest in order to avoid bringing undue negative attention onto the real-life Etika.
  • Trolling Creator: Obviously, considering it's a Bait-and-Switch channel. Even after the channel's true nature became well-known, the SiIvaGunner team still frequently messes with the fans both inside and outside the channel. Examples of this include references to this rip and extending the Inspector Gadget event because of the fan backlash. It hasn't always worked out in the team's favor, though, as their attempts to turn Green de la Bean into a major meme resulted in the fans giving the channel a flag strike.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: While the channel did a decent job at making rips of both old and new games, the sheer overabundance of Undertale rips (and rips that reference it) dates it to around the time when Undertale's popularity was at a critical mass. There's also the many rips referencing gaming-related news of 2016.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to the AMA on the GiIvaSunner subreddit, Tito Dick was at first supposed to be the villain of the lore. The plan for it was scrapped after The Nutshack meme was received a lot better than they anticipated.
    • The creator of the infamous Puzzle Room rip originally intended for the video to end with a photo of Kirby ripping his skin off. Since no such photo existed, they substituted one of a harlequin baby put through the Hypernova Yourself filter, and, well...
  • The Wiki Rule: If you want to know the joke of a particular rip, they probably have it.


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