Final Boss of the Internet

Final Boss of the Internet

Updated Feb 16, 2012 at 01:55AM EST by Brad.

Added Jul 17, 2010 at 04:35PM EDT by catmaster449.

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The Final Boss of the Internet is a mythological character that is supposedly found at the “final level” of the Internet if it were imagined as a video game. The term is generally used to refer to any object, person or place that can be seen as very powerful or difficult to overcome.

Origin

According to an article on the archive site The Armory[10], the first video game to incorporate defeatable bosses was the 1975 role-playing game dnd. The game incorporated many of the elements behind the table top game Dungeons & Dragons, and was designed for the PLATO computer system. The point of the game was to defeat a final boss named “Gold Dragon” who protected an orb which would end the game once collected by the player.



The earliest known reference to the Internet as a video game with an end boss comes from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) log archived on Bash.org[1] as early as September 2002 according to Google cached data. This shares the same source of origin for the expression “you win the Internet”.

<BombScare>… i beat the internet
<BombScare>… the end guy is hard

Tropes entry for “Final Boss”[2] was created on August 9th, 2010 and defines the character as the “last major challenge in many video games.”

Usage

The phrase “final boss of the Internet” is typically used in jest as a way of saying someone or something is so strong, mysterious, or weird looking, that they must be the Internet’s last standing ruler. The first Urban Dictionary definition for “final boss of the Internet” was submitted by user Krem on January 9th, 2005.

Sometimes, people jokingly refer to the internet as a game of sorts, and, like all games, it must have a final boss. Who or what the final boss truly is has been disputed, but one of the more accepted claims is that the position is held by Scott Willoughby, aka StaringVacantly.

Entities that are commonly referred to as “the final boss of the Internet” include the ad-hoc Internet subculture Anonymous and a rainbow version of the llama-like creature Bunchie.

Spread

The earliest known archived 4chan[7] thread mentioning the final boss was titled “Ulilillillia – the final boss of the internet”, about game designer and author Nick Smith (aka ulillillia), was posted on November 20th, 2007.



On October 8th, 2008, the tech blog Romhack[8] published a post titled “Anonymous: final boss of the Internet?” which described the culture of Anonymous on 4chan. On July 8th, 2009, a video titled “Rainbow Bunchie (aka Final Boss of the Internet)” featuring a rainbow colored animated Bunchie was uploaded to YouTube by user martianmedia. The video accumulated over 1.7 million views within 2.5 years.

On September 5th, 2009, the first Yahoo Answers question for “Who is the final boss of the internet?” was submitted by user Vault Boy. The top ranked answer chosen by voters was “Anon” by user nezvoratue.



On October 1st, 2011, a post titled “Final Boss of the Internet” was posted to the humor site Cracked[4] claiming that Anonymous was not the final boss of the Internet. A Facebook[9] page for “The Final Boss of teh Internets” has received 308 likes as of February 14th, 2012.

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[1]Bash – 4278

[2]TV Tropes – Final Boss

[3]Urban Dictionary – final boss of the internet

[4]Cracked – final boss of the internet

[5]Yahoo Answers – final boss of the internet

[6]Yahoo Answers – Who is the final boss of the internet?

[7]Chanarchive – Ulillillia the final boss of the internet

[8]Romhack – “Anonymous – final boss of the Internet?”: http://www.romhack.net/index.php?post/2008/10/03/Anonymous:-final-boss-of-the-Internet

[9]Facebook – The Final Boss of teh Internets

[10]The Armory – Gary Whisenhunt, Ray Wood, Dirk Pellett, and Flint Pellett’s DND

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The final boss of the internet a device that combines Chuck Norris, Anonymous, 9000 trolls, the entire Pedobear race, NYAN CAT, Rickrolling, The Game, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Lolcats, all believers in the Lolcat Bible, Flying chicken, Cool Stories, Lulzsec, Star Wars Kid, Weegee, the entire Bunchie race, the Rainbow Bunchie, every math teacher ever, Shoop Da Woop, monkies flinging poo, 1337 h4x0rz, ponies, and Free Speech.

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