Nathaniel Welchert is a meme, backroom member, and contributor to the SiIvaGunner channel.

History Edit

On December 30, 2012, Nathaniel's mother posted a picture of him on Facebook with the caption "He is such a handsome face and such a HUGE heart!". This is the image of Nathaniel that would eventually become a meme.

A few years later, a Facebook page was created titled "Christian Moms Against Homestuck", which made posts pretending to be Christian mothers talking about the alleged evils and dangers of the popular webcomic Homestuck. Nathaniel was a fan of this page and frequently commented on it. This frequency caught the attention of one of the people running the page, a person who goes by the username Opra Zebb. Opra also noticed that Nathaniel's profile picture was one of Opra's pieces of artwork, so he decided to friend Nathaniel.

Eventually, Nathaniel became an admin on the Facebook page and, according to Opra Zebb, started to post "really edgy shit" that "sort of ruined the page".[1] These posts annoyed many of the page's followers, causing it lose much of its fanbase. Opra then unfriended Nathaniel, though they have since become friends again.

After this, Opra Zebb found the picture of Nathaniel posted by his mother and saved it to his computer. Then one night about half a year later, Opra Zebb was messaging a friend, who goes by the username Bath Soap on YouTube, and he sent the Nathaniel image without context to Bath Soap. Bath Soap found this image very funny, so Opra created an edited version of the image and sent that to him. Opra continued to send Bath Soap edited versions of the image for the rest of the night. Bath Soap then had the idea to create a page out of these edited images, so Opra Zebb created a Facebook page titled "Nathaniel Memes". The two continued share more edits of the Nathaniel image on the page until it was shut down by Nathaniel's mother on June 24, 2016.[2][3]

Along with the Facebook page, Bath Soap and Opra Zebb created a Bandcamp page dedicated to Nathaniel Welchert. On April 27, 2016, a recording was uploaded to the Bandcamp titled "NathanielBound" (now titled "Nathaniel's Mix: Onett"), which was a recording of Bath Soap repeating Nathaniel's name over the songs "Sunset" and "Onett" from EarthBound. The next day, another recording was uploaded to the Bandcamp titled "Nathaniel's Mix: The World of MOTHER", which is a 24-minute long recording of Opra Zebb repeating Nathaniel's name over the entire soundtrack to the game Mother.[1]

On July 23, 2016,[4] Opra Zebb created the Nathaniel Wikia, a wiki dedicated to Nathaniel Welchert. All of the information on the wiki has very little to do with the real-life Nathaniel, but rather of a story that portrays Nathaniel as some kind of deity and the founder of the Church of Nathanielism.[2]

The Varying Nathaniels Edit

"The Varying Nathaniels" refers to the various edited versions of Nathaniel Welchert. Within the story of the Nathaniel Wikia, these edited versions of Nathaniel are clones of the original Nathaniel so that the growing population could have enough Nathaniels for everyone to love all at once. Some of these "clones" have since shown up in a few rips and have become part of the SiIvaGunner lore.[5]


In May 2016,[6] Opra Zebb sent an email to SiIvaGunner requesting "Nathaniel's Mix: The World of MOTHER" to be uploaded to the channel as a rip. According to Chaze the Chat, the backroom members were very confused by this recording. Two of the backroom members, MtH and turdl3, wrote out an analysis of the recording and sent it as a reply email back to Opra Zebb that June, claiming that the "impurities" of the recording were the reason why SiIvaGunner couldn't upload it to his channel.[1][7] The email that Opra Zebb received is presented below.

To see the full e-mail, click "Expand".


I'm sorry to have to say I can not accept this rip for the following reasons:
1. My audience may not be very familiar with Nathaniel Welchert (or his backpack).

2. I usually do not upload "full OST tracks", even if they're included on the soundtrack.

And most importantly,
3. This Nathaniel is impure. A completely pure Nathaniel has lyrics that consist solely of the words "Nathaniel" and "Welchert", in their entirety. Here is my complete report of all the impurities in this submission, marked with timestamps:

01:16 (incomplete "welchert" resulting in a "wel")
03:02 (unintelligible)
04:41 (nathaniel yolchert?)
04:43 (unintelligible)
05:20 (unintelligible)
05:32 (static imitations)
06:31 ("nathaniel welchert he is cool")
06:42 ("nathaniel welchert he is gay")
08:02 ("nathel welchert")
09:07 (humming?)
09:58 ("nathaniel thaniel")
10:07 (unintelligible)
10:57 (unintelligible)
11:28 (very forbidden wtf is this)
11:57 (says "this is too fast")
the whole song from 11:28-12:00 has a lot of unintelligible singing and unfinished "nathaniel"s resulting in "nathan"s
12:26 (the "na" in "nathaniel" is swallowed)
14:03 (humming?)
14:10 (unintelligible)
14:44 (unintelligible)
15:08 (fades out with two "na"s)
15:10 (humming?)
15:31 (humming?)
16:29 ("natha-"...?)
17:17 (very high pitched, hides the "nie" in "nathaniel", sounds more like "nathanel")
18:15 (what the fuck is this)
18:21 (gagging)
18:25 (gargling)
18:33 (unintelligible)
18:40 ("nathaniel welchert is gay and also cool")
19:05 (unintelligible)
(lots of unfinished "na"s here too)
19:45 (unintelligible)
19:57 (unintelligible)
19:58 ("I hate nathaniel, stop singing, stop, no, I hate nathaniel")
20:32 ("oh i hate nathaniel, stop the singing, no, oh man, I'm giygas, I'm going to (unintelligible) oh man I'm going to kill everyone I'm giygas, I mean I'm nathaniel giygas")
23:50 (unintelligible)
23:52 ("love grows strong now sing nathaniel of love ooh oh oh (?) good night everybody I'm nathaniel welchert")

If these impurities are taken care of, I might still consider uploading this rip. Do not count on it happening for sure, though.

Nathaniel Welchert,

SiIvaGunner Edit

See also: Category:Rips featuring Nathaniel Welchert

Like the tracks on the Nathaniel Welchert Bandcamp page, Nathaniel Welchert rips contain someone singing the words "Nathaniel Welchert" to the tune of the advertised track.

First Appearances Edit

The first appearance of Nathaniel Welchert on the channel was in "Let's Play: 7 Grand Dad - Episode 2", a stream hosted on the channel on June 17, 2016.[8] At one point in the stream, the song "Nathaniel's Mix: Onett" is played.[9] The first Nathaniel Welchert rip was "Nathaniel's Mix: The World of MOTHER", uploaded under the title The World of MOTHER - EarthBound Beginnings/MOTHER.

In Nathaniel Welchert's Christmas Adventure Edit

See also: Category:Nathaniel Welchert's Christmas Adventure

Nathaniel stars as the main character of his own game, Nathaniel Welchert's Christmas Adventure. These rips portray Nathaniel as a religious deity.

In Carrot and Stick, it is revealed that Nathaniel is 82% water (7% higher than the average newborn baby), his grey shirt was found in a mine, and he used this shirt to stabilize a time loop. He has several clones, was born before Bob Dylan started smoking weed, and he wants to kill anime.

He was murdered by his mother in The Final Battle.

In the Christmas Comeback Crisis Edit

Nathaniel Welchert appeared in Advent of Hell, where he controlled a large spider mech. After his mother disowned him, he became a minion of The Voice. He was killed by Smol Nozomi, Meta Knight and Santa Claus.

Messages From Hell Edit

Starting with "Spider Dance (Genocide Version) - Undertale, Nathaniel Welchert began communicating with the community from hell using the "WillFromAfar" text-to-speech voice, discussing various topics. In "Spider Dance (Genocide Version) - Undertale", he discusses Muffet from Undertale and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure; in "The Hardest Rider - LISA: The Hopeful", he continues talking about the "monster girl" genre; in "Lovely Little Boys - LISA: The Hopeful", he discusses "traps". It is assumed from the playlists these rips are in that the real Nathaniel made these rips.

Trivia Edit

  • The real Nathaniel Welchert has said several times that he would have sex with spider girls, particularly Rachnera Arachnera from Monster Musume.[10]
  • He dislikes Love Live.[10]
  • He also dislikes Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, particularly its fandom.[10]

In real life Edit

Nathaniel Welchert is a backroom member and contributor to the SiIvaGunner channel, and has made several rips.

Rips Edit

See also: Category:Nathaniel Welchert

External links Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nathaniel Origins - How The Nathaniel Welchert Meme Began" - Opra Zebb - YouTube
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nathaniel Welchert - Nathaniel Wikia
  3. nathaniel lore v1 - PorkyTheKing - YouTube
  4. User:OpraZebb - Nathaniel Wikia
  5. Spider Dance (Genocide Version) - Undertale - SiIvaGunner - YouTube
  6. "Opra submitted World of Nathaniel back in April" - PorkyTheKing on Twitter
  7. the nutshack theme but the first nutshack is replaced with me ending the channel - SiIvaGunner - YouTube
  8. SiIvaGunner Streams: Let's Play: 7 Grand Dad - Episode 2 [Part 3] - Ghost121ish - YouTube
  9. SiIvaGunner Streams: Let's Play: 7 Grand Dad - Episode 2 [Part 1] - Ghost121ish - YouTube
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 AAAAAAAAAA - PorkyTheKing - YouTube
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