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“KHAN!” is a YTMND fad that uses a memorable scene from the blockbuster 1982 feature film Star Trek II: The wrath of Khan.
Kirk: Khan, you bloodsucker. You’re gonna have to do your own dirty work now, do you hear me? DO YOU?
Khan: Kirk… Kirk, you’re still alive, my old friend.
Kirk: Still, old, friend. You’ve managed to kill just about everyone else, but, like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target.
Khan: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral.
Kirk: Khan… Khan, you’ve got Genesis, but you don’t have me. You were going to kill me, Khan. You’re gonna have to come down here. You’re gonna HAVE TO COME DOWN HERE.
Khan: I’ve done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her: marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet, buried alive. Buried alive.
Kirk: KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!! (echo) KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!
From the YTMND fad, the “Khan!” scream would then be mixed with videos while William Shatner’s angry expression would be photoshopped into various pictures.
Origins : the Y.T.M.N.D fad itself
According to the YTMND wiki! article about it, the original “KHAN!” site first appeared between 2001 and 2004 :
The original site pre-dates YTMND; it was found on the :/contrib page of the original yourethemannowdog.com. However, its popularity carried over, and the scream became a staple of early-era YTMND.
Moreover, it’s considered as being the first major YTMND fad existing on the website :
Khan! was the first major fad on YTMND, sparking hundreds upon hundreds of imitators, and setting the precedent for fad or spin-off sites of notable YTMNDs.
Date-ranged searchs on YTMND are able to go back as far as May 2004 only. But, using that search tool, about 200 sites using the Khan keyword can be found between 2004 and 2005.
The fad isn’t strictly limited to the aforementioned scene but can also use various other scenes from the movie featuring Khan.
The most popular sites, sorted by views, include :
- Khan finds Waldo (more than 248 000 views)
- WHAT’S NEW KHAN (more than 241 000 views)
- The Wrath of Khan ’s Spoiler (more than 127 000 views)
- KHAN KHAN (more than 83 000 views)
- Metal Gear Wrath Of Khan (more than 74 000 views)
KHANTMND was a forum fad begun by DarthWang after the Forgot Poland Army realized with disdain that “Poland” was becoming mainstream on YTMND, and evolving into the same thing they were trying to parody. KHANTMND served and continues to serve as a fun and healthy spinoff to You Forgot Poland.
It also describes the fad as the following :
Unlike Poland sites, KHANTMND will often embed itself into other fad sites with poorly edited in Captain Kirk’s and Khan’s faces and will contain Kirk’s amplified “KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!” as well as Khan’s “This is Ceti Alpha Five!” sound clips. KHANTMND is not only a YTMND alternate universe, but is intended at the same time to ridicule the presence of an infinite number of other alternate universe fads. It is also intended to mock unfunny and effortless fad sites in general.
Among the most popular sites, sorted by views, are :
- KHANTMND: Pale blue Khan, a Khantheist&#… (more than 17 000 views)
- KHANTMND: Khan joins your party! (more than 12 000 views)
- KHANTMND: I KHAN’T pronounce KAHN (more than 11 900 views)
- KHANTMND: Welcome To Jurassic Park (more than 11 700 views)
- KHANTMND: Khan: ualuealuealeuale (more than 10 000 views)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Chaka Khan
The KHAAAN! Song
Khaaaannnnnnnn! Family Guy