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Male 07


Added 16 days ago by Phillip Hamilton • Updated 13 days ago by Zach
Added 16 days ago by Phillip Hamilton • Updated 13 days ago by Zach

Male 07 meme from Half-Life 2.
Male 07 meme from Half-Life 2.

About

Male 07 or Male_07 is a Half-Life 2 citizen model depicting a caucasian man with light facial hair. The character's design is modeled after a man named Michael S. Smith. Male_07 is largely known for its use in the Skibidi Toilet web series, with the heads in the toilets being Male_07's head. Prior to this, Male_07 was the subject of Source Filmmaker animations and memes across sites including Reddit and YouTube.

Origin

The Male 07 model, also known as Mike, was first used in the 2004 video game Half-Life 2.[1] He is modeled after a man named Michael S. Smith, who modeled several other citizen models for the game (side-by-side of Smith, Male_07 shown below).



One of Male 07's first notable uses outside of Half-Life 2 is the fan comic Concerned, which started on May 1st, 2005, featuring Male 07 as the protagonist "Gordon Frohman"[9] (examples shown below).


CONCERNED THE HALF-LIFE AND DEATH OF GORDON FROHMAN ISSUE # 001 by Christopher C. Livingston. OH, BOY! WE'RE HERE! HI, FLYING ROBOT! CHAPTER ONE: POINTLESS INSERTION SAY "BREEN!" CLICK! THANK YOU! YOUR PHOTO WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE CITADEL GIFT SHOP AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK TODAY! OOH! I WANT ONE WITH THE STRIDER! WANT ONE WITH THE STRIDER! TOURIST TRAP, EH? WELL, I'M NOT SHELLING OUT FOR PICTURES I DON'T REALLY NEE-- FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, WE CAN PUT IT ON A T-SHIRT! 2005 by Christopher C. Livingston www.notmydesk.com CONCERNED THE HALF-LIFE AND DEATH OF GORDON FROHMAN HEY, T.V. WELCOME. WELCOME TO CITY 17... ALSO KNOWN AS... ISSUE #002 by Christopher C. Livingston HELL! HELL! YOU'RE ALL GONNA DIE! YOU'RE ALL DEAD!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA! HEH. OKAY, OKAY, GUYS. ENOUGH GOOFING AROUND. WE ARE ROLLING! YOU'RE ON LIVE! WHAT? UH. 2005 by Christopher C. Livingston www.notmydesk.com LET ME KNOW WHEN WE'RE READY TO ROLL. UM. WHAT I MEANT BY THAT WAS, UH, WAS... IT'S SAFER HERE. WHEW! THAT'S A RELIEF, HUH?

Spread

One of the earliest known standalone memes to use the Male 07 model is a video uploaded by YouTuber[2] TamiyaGuy on January 17th, 2012 titled "Male_07.mp4," garnering over 12,000 views in 12 years (shown below).



Male 07 became increasingly popularized in memes over the following years. On June 23rd, 2018, a meme was posted to /r/HalfLife[3] specifically mentioning Male 07, garnering around 250 upvotes in six years. On March 11th, 2020, YouTuber[4] DaFuq!?Boom! used Male 07 in an animation, garnering over 35 million views in four years (shown below). The YouTuber continued to use Male 07 in many future animations.



On September 11th, u/maxxch87 posted a meme about Male 07 to /r/HalfLife,[5] garnering over 3,300 upvotes in four years. On January 11th, 2022, YouTuber[6] DaFuq!?Boom! posted a video titled "male_07 becoming uncanny," based on the Mr. Incredible Becoming Uncanny meme, garnering over 6.9 million views in two years (shown below).



On April 28th, 2022, u/Kekkuda posted a this man meme using Male 07's head to /r/HalfLife,[7] garnering over 1,300 upvotes in two years (shown below). On May 29th, YouTuber[8] Richter Overtime posted a video on the history and popularity of the character, garnering over 617,000 views in two years.


EVER DREAM THIS MAN? Every day, all over the world, hundreds of gamers see this face in their Garry's Mod servers. If this man propkills in your server too, or if you have any information that can help us server ban him, please contact us. www.thismale07.org

Use In Skibidi Toilet

On February 7th, 2023, YouTuber DaFuq!?Boom! posted the first episode of Skibidi Toilet, featuring Male 07's head sticking out of a toilet. Male 07 would continue to appear in Skibidi Toilet as the toilets.


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Various Examples


Come to City 17 we have deer leggo-no-leggo medium rare male_07 hopping hats toothpick triangle When you realize that you are a male 07 IRL Richter Overtime @richterovertime Shortly after I made my Faces of Half-Life 2 video, someone contacted me after discovering a new picture of Male07's face actor This is him, 20 yrs later. Can you believe it? 11:38 AM - Feb 25, 2023 - 104.5K Views He will never have a girlfriend. My beautiful wife male 07 will: get fired from every single paying job - have at least 5-9 children (minimum) - choose grocery shopping lists (sometimes) - log off the Internet forever (thank God) - never drive a car - banning her from taking a shower (has to ask for permission) - banning her from leaving the house (also has to ask for permission) - must homecook and prepair every meal for me - banning her from reading (exept cookbooks) - must clean the house everyday

Search Interest

External References

[1] Fandom – male 07

[2] YouTube – TamiyaGuy

[3] Reddit – half-life

[4] YouTube – DaFuqBoom

[5] Reddit – HalfLife

[6] YouTube – DaFuqBoom

[7] Reddit – HalfLife

[8] YouTube – Richter Overtime

[9] Screen Cuisine – Concerned


Comments ( 3 )

  • Jon the Wizard - 16 days ago

    THE Gordon Frohman? The Sausage King of Chicago?

    +1
  • Pokejoseph64 - 16 days ago

    Looks like a guy preparing to face Full-Life Consequences

    +8
  • martinprince12345 - 16 days ago

    Wow, hearing about Concerned again was a huge nostalgia blast from the past

    0
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