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See also: Lighthouse/Gallery

The lighthouse is an iconic landmark in the SiIvaGunner universe. Featured on the real GilvaSunner's channel banner, it was copied by SiIvaGunner and became a mainstay element of the channel's aesthetic.

It has no real name, though Haltmann calls it "Voice's Tower" after The Voice Inside Your Head remodeled and claimed it.

History

In early 2013, YouTube was rolling out a layout change, named "One Channel".[1] The change standardized the way channel pages looked, giving creators less control but ensuring that the look of channels would be compatible across all platforms. With this new layout, all graphical customization was relegated to the channel banner.

GilvaSunner decided not to use the One Channel layout while it was optional, but on June 5, 2013, YouTube pushed it to all channels.[2] Following this, GilvaSunner decided to use a picture of a lighthouse from the then-unreleased game Tengami as his channel banner.[3][4] The banner was never changed after this.

On SiIvaGunner

The lighthouse banner was copied by GiIvaSunner (i) along with the whole layout of the GilvaSunner (L) channel. After some time, Grand Dad was added to it. The banner usually changes significantly during channel events.

Season 1

As mentioned, the banner had Grand Dad added to it first. A little while before SiIvaGunner: Rebooted, Smol Nozomi and Loud Nigra were added to the lighthouse as well,[5] though Nozomi is notably not Triple-Q's actual Smol Nozomi drawing, and is instead a chibi figure of Nozomi in her "Snow halation" getup.

During the reboot, the characters were replaced by Homer Simpson, Haruka Amami and Peter Griffin.[6] Once the reboot ended, the characters changed back to Grand Dad, Smol Nozomi and Loud Nigra, but during July 2016, Tito Dick's face started covering the banner, with his opacity changing seemingly at random.[7] Then, on July 22, Homer Simpson, Haruka Amami and Peter Griffin were added back onto the banner.[8]

During August, Tito Dick's face continued changing opacity occasionally.[9][10][11] At the same time, Mr Rental started appearing very slightly on the left of the banner, holding a gun.[12][13] On August 29, 2016, Misha made an appearance, and then whole lighthouse disappeared.[14] After 9/11 2016, the lighthouse reappeared, but only included Grand Dad, Nozomi, and Tito Dick inside.[15] Starting with Bean Mourning Day, a large string of single-day events with custom banners took place, beginning the now-not-unusual practice of channel events having banners.

Season 2

The lighthouse is mostly absent during Season 2; during The SiIvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis, the lighthouse is taken over and remodeled by The Voice Inside Your Head, who turned it into his HQ. Reflecting this, the banner was changed to show his version of the lighthouse. It was also revealed thanks to this that the lighthouse is located in Grandiose City. After President Haltmann took over the channel, the channel banner was changed to an interior view of The Voice's lighthouse.

The original Tengami lighthouse would only appear briefly during the Reboot Anniversary 2017 event. During Christmas 2017, a grandfather clock was featured on the banner, which appears similar to the lighthouse.

Season 3

The original lighthouse banner returned for Season 3, however only Grand Dad was featured in the lighthouse, and there was a bit of corruption in the surrounding area. These differences were presumably related to the start of Season 3.

During the second Inspector Gadget takeover, Inspector Gadget replaced Grand Dad. During the Nostalgia Critic Takeover, the Nostalgia Critic blasted through the entire banner image, including the lighthouse. After these two events, the banner returned to the post-9/11 2016 banner featuring Grand Dad, Nozomi, and Tito Dick.

During the King for a Day Tournament, the lighthouse was empty, but it sported a crown and was placed into the fiery backgrounds and aesthetic present throughout the event.

During the Grinch Takeover, the lighthouse was absent again, being replaced by The Grinch.

Season 4

SiIvaGunner2 does not have a channel banner. This is likely because it is based on the SilvaGunner2 (L) channel by SilvaGunner's (L) creator, which also has no channel banner. However, the lighthouse appeared on the cover of SiIvaGunner: Starter Kit & Essentials.

When the SiIvaGunner channel returned from its strike on February 28, 2019, The Grinch was still present in the banner, but he was quickly removed in favor of the standard banner. The lighthouse would make multiple appearances in streams during this season.

During The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special: Part III, the channel banner was changed to feature Wood Man's mansion after the release of "The SiIvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special Part III: Episode 1". The Twitter account was not changed to reflect this.

In March 2020, the lighthouse was incorporated into the logo of The High Quality Podcast, the channel-related podcast hosted by New Guy. The logo was made by PinkieOats.

During the King for Another Day Tournament, the lighthouse was replaced with the stage seen in "SiIvaGunner presents... The KING FOR ANOTHER DAY TOURNAMENT!" and the thumbnail of "BATTLEFIELD - SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day". This banner was used from the beginning of the tournament to January 9th, when "Credits - SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day" was uploaded.

During the SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival, the banner was changed to depict a sunny beach with the same color scheme seen throughout the event. As the festival progressed, characters were added to the banner, each representing an event that took place or special videos that were uploaded. Most events during the festival used this banner, except for DJ Professor K's takeover and the Phineas and Ferb events, which modified the entire channel's appearance.

Season 5

After the Big Time Rush 11th Anniversary event, Tito Dick was removed from the banner; this appears to be the new standard banner.

On February 23, 2021 (Amogus Day), the banner was changed to remove Grand Dad, Nozomi and the all of the bars supporting the top of the lighthouse except for the far left and far right ones. This change caused the lighthouse to resemble the appearance of the crewmate from Among Us. The banner was returned to its previous appearance on March 2, 2021.

On April Fools' Day 2021, along with the privatization of every Mario series rip, the Mario-like form of Grand Dad in the lighthouse was replaced with Fred Flintstone. The banner was returned to its previous appearance following the end of the event.

On April 13, 2021 (during the Pussy Yankover), the lighthouse was replaced with Lady, the performer of the event's sole source "Yankin". The banner was returned to its previous appearance following the upload of "Staff Roll - Super Mario Galaxy", a fake ending rip for the event, then returned to featuring Lady with 4 demonic backup dancers surrounded by cryptic symbols on a fiery hellscape version of the Tengami background when the Yankover was revived on April 16, 2021. On April 19, 2021, following the upload of "YANKIN' FOREVER", the true ending of the event, the banner was returned to its normal appearance except with the Master Emerald containing Lady being added to the top of the lighthouse, reflecting the events of "YANKIN' FOREVER".

On August 5, the lighthouse was incoporated into the Super Star Symphony thumbnail.

Season 6

On February 4, 2022, the day that the GilvaSunner channel was deleted, the channel banner was changed to the original lighthouse. At the end of the event, five rips of Tengami were uploaded, the last one being "Loneliness - Tengami", which features the lighthouse itself.

Other appearances

Videos

Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:

Season 4:

Season 4 Episode 2:

Season 5:

Season 6:

Album covers

References

  1. YouTube Creators Blog post - March 7, 2013
  2. YouTube Creators Blog post - June 5, 2013.
  3. GilvaSunner's channel - June 15, 2013
  4. GilvaSunner's about page - February 10, 2014
  5. Reddit post - June 14, 2016
  6. Reddit post - June 19, 2016
  7. Reddit post - July 21, 2016
  8. Reddit post - July 22, 2016
  9. Reddit post - July 31, 2016
  10. Reddit post - August 07, 2016
  11. Reddit post - August 20, 2016
  12. Reddit post - August 14, 2016
  13. Reddit post - August 22, 2016
  14. Reddit post - August 29, 2016
  15. Reddit post - September 14, 2016
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