King of GETs (Yami Yugi 5 GET)

King of GETs (Yami Yugi 5 GET)

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Updated May 27, 2014 at 01:17PM EDT by MScratch.

Added Dec 11, 2010 at 11:46PM EST by SHiNku.

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The King of GETs (often abbreviated to just “KoG”) is an in-joke GET, commonly associated with the number 5. The meme is specific to 4chan’s /a/ board, although it has since migrated to other boards, such as /v/, /jp/, /b/, and /vp/.

Origin

The origin of the King of GETs can be dated back to November 24th, 2007, to a thread on 4chan’s /a/ board. In that thread, a user posted an image of Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0, and commented that if his post ends with 5, Masaki Andoh’s (Super Robot Wars) sister dies. The image posted, over time became most commonly associated with the King of GETs.


Spread

Since that time, the King of GETs has gotten countless posts that have ended in a 5, resulting in a massive explosion of off-topic threads on /a/ involving nothing but getting 5 GETs. In time, the main image spawned derivatives to increase its viability. In 2012, KoG threads were so common that an image (below, right) was used to describe them.



Sometimes the image of Yami Yugi holding up a five of diamonds is used. However, that image is an edit as in the show, the original card was an ace of diamonds.



Whenever a poster wishes to show that he wants to start a thread involving GETs, all he needs to do is post a Yami Yugi image from Season 0 and have his post number end in 5. This would, in turn, start a “GET Game” to see how many others could have their posts end in 5.

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Search Interest

According to Google Insights, searches for “King of GETs” started around March 2007. The activity peaked around April 2012, which coincides with KoG’s two million GETs on /b/, 390M and 394M.

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