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*Teleports Behind You* Nothing Personal, Kid

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*Teleports Behind You* Nothing Personal, Kid is a copypasta commonly used to mockingly caption photographs of young men wielding katanas or other bladed weapons. The word "personal" is often intentionally misspelled as "personnel" or "personel."


Teleporting behind someone is a common method of besting an opponent in various action-orientated anime series, where fighters move with supernatural speed or can teleport short distances at will. On TV Tropes, the technique is listed as "No, I Am Behind You";[1] where the possible origin of the trope is linked to the rapid movement technique[2] from the Dragon Ball series. In the context of bladed weapons, the trope may have originated with the series Bleach.

classic example of teleporting behind someone in anime fight

The expression "nothing personal, kid" is derived from an illustration of Coldsteel the Hedgeheg, with its earliest known appearance dating back to May 29th, 2013[9] on Twitter (shown below).

nothing personal kid - Coldsteel The Hedgehog


On September 30th, 2016, the "Bork Bork You are Doing Me A Frighten" page on Facebook shared an image of a Shiba Inu holding a katana captioned with the phrase (shown below, left).[5] Over the next 3 months, the image managed to gather over 6,500 likes. On October 3rd, YouTuber Colin Harding uploaded a parody video of himself wielding a knife while wearing a fedora titled "teleports behind you nothing personal kid"[6] (shown below, right).

dog with sword, nothing personal kid meme

On November 21st, Redditor michaelhuman posted a photograph of a man wielding a katana captioned with a list titled "How to tell if a boy is cute," which included "teleports behind you / kisses your neck" (shown below). Within six weeks, the post gathered upwards of 900 votes (97% upvoted) and 60 comments on /r/justneckbeardthings.[8]

Nothing Personal Kid meme of how to tell if a boy is cute

On December 9th, 4chan moderator Swaglord posted a picture of teenager Logan Clark moments before he was shot by campus police for threatening other students with knives with the caption “teleports behind u” (shown below, left). On December 21st, Redditor Kaitscralt posted a photograph of a man wearing a trench coat and fedora while wielding a katana titled "teleports behind you 'my turn'" to /r/justneckbeardthings[7] (shown below, right). Within two weeks, the post gained over 12,300 votes (93% upvoted) and 520 comments.

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funny cat meme of kitty holding knife to dogs neck implying that he teleported behind the dog, and nothing personal Star Wars version of the Teleports and nothing personal kid meme nerd teleports behind you and makes lame statement
Teleports behind you and nothering personal kid meme of someone sneaking up with a sword behind scream face Ted Cruz teleports behind donald trump and steals all the delegates, nothing personal kid

WikiHow: Attacking The Shooter

In May 2007, an article was created on WikiHow that explained various methods of dealing with a public shooting.[3][4] Since its creation, the article has been updated with additional images, including an illustration titled a man surprising a shooter from behind. Although the images were replaced in a later edit of the article, the illustration subsequently inspired various photoshops captioned with the phrase *teleports behind you*.

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