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The Grinch takeover was a channel event where the Grinch from Illumination's 2018 animated movie The Grinch took over the SiIvaGunner channel.

Summary

The event was initially foreshadowed during the preceding Christmas 2018 event, where the banner was edited to include a transparent image of the Grinch and Max the Dog from the 2018 The Grinch movie superimposed over the lighthouse. On December 6, the Grinch completely took over the channel and the Twitter account, with the Grinch and Max completely replacing the lighthouse and the channel description changed to:

"The Grinch™ has taken over SiIvaGunner! See Illumination™’s THE GRINCH™ in theaters today!"

The Twitter account's name was changed to "The Grinch", the banner changed to an edit of the Grinch in a Minecraft Christmas landscape, the location was changed to "Mount Crumpit", and the account posted Tweets in-character as the Grinch.

Starting on December 19, after the release of "The Grand Finale - Super Smash Bros. UItimate", channel uploads were put on hiatus. Lore-wise, this hiatus went unexplained until Christmas Day, when a comic posted by the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account explained that the hiatus was caused by the Grinch, who grew envious over the Christmas spirit he saw on display and decided to cancel Christmas by putting a stop to rips for the year. Planted in the comic were details for upcoming events: the first mention of the upcoming King for Another Day Tournament, the date of the MAGFest 2019 SiIvaGunner panel and Q&A, and the names of several upcoming or planned rips.[1]

The real reason for the channel's hiatus is because of a series of copyright strikes caused by attempted counter-claims against various rips. These strikes eventually led to the SiIvaGunner Termination.

At the beginning of January 2, 2019, the YouTube channel remained unchanged, but the Grinch seemingly released his grasp on the Twitter account, with the avatar, display name, header, description, and Tweets all changed to be in-character for Wood Man, and the location changed to Maryland, referring to their upcoming MAGFest appearance.

On January 4, the SiIvaGunner channel was terminated by YouTube due to copyright strikes. On February 28, the channel returned with the Grinch's avatar, banner, and description still intact, but they were all quickly and unceremoniously changed to normal. It is as of yet unknown if The Grinch will tie into a canon in-universe explanation for the channel's termination (or if there will be one at all, as done previously).

Rips uploaded

Most of the rips from this takeover were either related Christmas and winter, or related to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, referencing the "Grinch Leak". The catchphrase was changed to "Please read the channel description, sponsored by Illumination™'s The Grinch™, in theaters now!"

Two years later, these rips, along with rips from Christmas 2019, were compiled into the album Dr. Pavel's How the Grinch Took Over SiIvaGunner.

Timeline

See also: Category:Grinch Takeover

Rips

December 6

December 7

December 8

December 9

December 10

December 11

December 12

December 13

December 14

December 15

December 16

December 17

December 18

December 19

Tweets

December 6

Tweet Ref Note

So, you thought the Joker was the most exciting thing tonight, eh?

I guess that's why they call him that.

[2] A reference to the announcement of Joker from Persona 5 as a DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

It's time for me to make myself comfortable...

...because from here on out, I'm calling the shots!

I'm stealing the show!

And best of all... I'm LEAKING THE ROSTER!

Say hello to your new leader of SiIvaGunner... the Grinch!

[3] The mention of "LEAKING THE ROSTER" is a reference to the "Grinch Leak".

December 15

Tweet Ref Note

I have a brand new leak for all of you beautiful SiIvaGunman fans: Deez Nuts will be taking over the channel in 2019!

Be sure to see Illumination's The Grinch, in theaters now!

[4]

December 16

Tweet Ref Note

I made a visit to the Gunner's warehouse yesterday, and found something he was waiting to reveal at MAGFest! I'll leak the full image in a few days, but for now let's hope you can take a hint.

In the meantime, don't forget to see Illumination's The Grinch, in theaters now!

The image embedded in the Tweet.

[5] The photo shows a stack of copies of the official "SiIvaGunner Channel Poster", which were sold at the MAGFest panel.

December 19

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of a Tweet by the Calgary Police Service.] [6] The tweet has the @GiIvaSunner account tagged alongside the official @grinchmovie account, likely by mistake as they shared the same name during the takeover.

hey guys, did you know

that trees

are made of wood

[7] This was the only tweet not posted in-character as the Grinch during the takeover, instead implied to be written by Wood Man.

December 20

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of a Tweet by dante.] [8] This appears to be the Grinch's way of leaking the Christmas Day release of THE SILVAGUNNER CHRISTMAS COMEBACK CRISIS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRAXX: vol. 1.

December 24

Tweet Ref Note
[A retweet of a Tweet by dante.] [9]

December 25

Tweet Ref Note

The image embedded in the Tweet.

[1] This comic by thefluffyslipper explains the hiatus in channel uploads starting December 19. In the last panel, The Grinch holds in one hand a "Leaks" list, with the entries "KFAD 2" (referring to the King for Another Day Tournament) and "1/5/19" (the date of the MAGFest 2019 SiIvaGunner panel and Q&A) legible, and in the other hand a "Rip Ideas" list, with the entries "Maroon Let's Go Adam" and "Maroon Let's Go Jesse", "Bonus Game Failure", and "Chill (Ver 2.)" legible.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; December 25, 2018
  2. Tweet. @GiIvaSunner; December 6, 2018
  3. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; December 6, 2018
  4. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; December 15, 2018
  5. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; December 16, 2018
  6. Tweet by @CalgaryPolice, retweeted by @GiIvaSunner; December 19, 2018
  7. Tweet by @GiIvaSunner; December 19, 2018
  8. Tweet by @SirSpacebar, retweeted by @GiIvaSunner; December 20, 2018
  9. Tweet by @SirSpacebar, retweeted by @GiIvaSunner; December 24, 2018

See also

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General Playable characters: GenoWario Partners, LLPKing DededeSolid SnakeDonkey KongSuper MarioDiddy KongCloud StrifeIsabelleSans
Other characters: Off the Hook ft. ParukoWaluigiMeowthWobbuffetCranky KongDr. CrygorOtaconCaptain SyrupCount CannoliShake KingWood Man
Related people: Nintendo Power (Reggie Fils-Aimé) • Etika
Events Grinch TakeoverKing for a Day TournamentKing for Another Day Tournament
Albums King for a Day: STRINGS OF FATESiIva Direct PresentsFIRST STRIKESECOND WINDFINAL BOUT
Dr. Pavel's How the Grinch Took Over SiIvaGunner
Playlists
Main series 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner)Ultimate
GilvaSunner Specials / Random Stuff
Final Destination: BrawlUniverse (April Fools)
SiIvaGunner 500k
King for a Day SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament
SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day TournamentSilvaGunner: King for Another Day
Mods Project M
Friday Night Funkin': VS. KAPI - Arcade Showdown
Fan games Flash 2
Fake games Def Jam Brothas MeleeBrawl Extreme
Similar of Aether: RivalsLoversCreatures
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Events
See also: List of channel eventsBreaksEvents by season
Season 1
(Jan 9, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016)
GiIvaSunner (Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016)
GiIvaSunner Termination (Apr 4–12, 2016)

Good Night Break (May 30 – Jun 7, 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 – Jul 9, 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Jul 11 – Sep 29, 2016)

Season 2
(Nov 3, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)
Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 – Apr 5, 2017)
Inspector Gadget Takeover (May 14–25, 2017)
President Haltmann Takeover (May 26 – Dec 31, 2017)
Hot One Break (Jul 1–10, 2017)
Kazoo Master's Day (Aug 1, 2017)

Season 3
(Jan 1, 2018 – Mar 25, 2019)
Start of Season 3 (Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1–8, 2018)
Nostalgia Critic Takeover (Apr 9–15, 2018)
E3 2018 (Jun 10–14, 2018)
King for a Day Tournament (Jul 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018)
Halloween 2018 (Oct 31 – Nov 7, 2018)
  • Christmas 2018 (Dec 1–6, 2018)
  • Grinch Takeover (Dec 6, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019)
SiIvaGunner Termination (Jan 4, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019)
Season 3 Finale (Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019)

Season 4
(Mar 25, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
April Fools' Day 2019 (Apr 1, 2019)
E3 2019 (Jun 9–14, 2019)
National Go Fishing Day (Jun 18–19, 2019)
EVORE (Aug 8–9, 2019)
King for Another Day Tournament (Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
MAGFest 2020 (Jan 2–5, 2020)

Season 4 Episode 2
(Jan 8, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)
SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival (Jun 18 – Sep 7, 2020)

Season 5
(Jan 3, 2021 – Jan 22, 2022)
April Fools' Day 2021 (Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2021)
SiIvaGunner's Inevitable Holiday Celebration (Dec 11, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022)

Season 6
(Jan 22, 2022 – Present)
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