My Pain is Greater Than Yours


What does My Pain is Greater Than Yours mean?

My pain is greater than yours refers to a popular quote from Pain of the Naruto series.

It is widely associated with jokes about the quality comparison between manga and anime.

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What's the origin of My Pain is Greater Than Yours?

“My pain is greater than yours” is heard in the 167th Episode of the Naruto Shippuden anime series, which first aired on July 1st, 2010.

In one of the scenes, Pain and Naruto are facing off in a battle where Pain exclaims the line while punching the ground.

Viewers quickly expressed their discontent with the quality of animation in the episode, especially in the aforementioned moment, where the face of Pain was smeared.

A separated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube on July 2nd, 2010 by kaihedgie.

Spread & Usage

How did My Pain is Greater Than Yours spread?

“My pain is greater than yours” would become a widely discussed phenomenon, especially because of the scene associated with it.

Remixes and parodies of the scene would be uploaded to YouTube in the coming years, while image macros were also an emerging phenomenon online.

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