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Core-chan, also known as Reactor-chan, is an anime-style anthropomorphic representation of the exposed core of the destroyed reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. The character is usually depicted as a large naked female made of smoke and glowing nuclear material. Artworks dedicated to the character gained significant popularity on /tv/ board of 4chan following the release of Chernobyl mini-series in May 2019.


On May 6th, 2019, the first episode "1:23:45" of HBO historical drama mini-series Chernobyl premiered in the United States.[1] In the first episode of the series, the immediate aftermath of April 26th, 1986, nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station is shown, including the cinematic depiction of the exposed nuclear core of the destroyed reactor.

On May 7th, 2019, an anonymous 4chan user inquired about the existence of anthropomorphic fan art of the nuclear reactor in the /tv/ board (shown below, top left).[2] On May 8th, an anonymous 4chan user posted a still image of the exposed core from the series, writing "this is core-chan" (shown below, top right).[3] On the same day, an anonymous 4chan user posted an edited version of the image in which eyes of an anime character were added in (shown below, bottom left and right).[4]

Anonymous Wed 08 May 2019 05:04:14 No.114299439 Quoted By: >>114299599114299739114299867 Is there a moe anthropomorphic tsundere Chernobyl-chan who goes critical and calls you a baka when she feels your "control rod" pressing into her "reactor core"? Report Anonymous Wed 08 May 2019 18:16:04 No.114329827 Quoted By: >>114329893 114330015 >>114330108 >>114330253 114330372 This is Core-chan. Say nice things about her!
Anonymous Thu 09 May 2019 04:53:48 No.114364801 Quoted By: >>114365278>114368071 Anon, you've seen me naked uwu


On May 11th, 2019, an anonymous 4chan user posted a gijinka fan art based on the image to /tv/ board (shown below).[5]

In the following days, more depictions of the character made in a similar style were posted to /tv/ board by an anonymous user.[6][7] Starting on May 15th, 2019, Rule 34 website user BobMarcel uploaded a collection of such images to the website.[8]

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ПОЛНЫХ СТРОК: 2 K! .!> УРОВЕНЬ: 3 .! > 7: НАЛЕВО 9: HАПРАВО < ! СЧЕТ: 304 K! 8: ПОВОРОТ .!> 5:СБРОСИТЬ СЛЕДУЮЩУЮ .! > . ! > .! > 4:УСКОРИТЬ 1: ПОКАЗАТЬ K! СТЕРЕТЬ ЭТОТ ТЕКСТ K ! 0: ПРОБЕЛ - СБРОСИТЬ K! .! > ! > ! ! <! H ! .!> II < ! K! .!> K ! .! > ! K ! <! ! < ====== Ki ====: М/ Reactor Elemental Creature-Elemental Reactor Elemental enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.) If Reactor Elemental would be destroyed, instead remove a 1/+1 counter from it and regenerate it "Our missteps gave her life. Her nature brings us death. Reactor control operator, last words. 0/0 M CUSTOM CARD.

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