My Pain is Greater Than Yours

Meaning

What does My Pain is Greater Than Yours mean?

My Pain is Greater Than Yours, also knows as My Pain is Still Far 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, and is used online as a reaction image macro, as well as GIF, mostly endorsed by Weebs and Otakus.

My pain is greater than yours!

Origin

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 and distorted, serving as the material for furture image macros.

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 early 2010s, while image macros were also an emerging phenomenon online.

It remained a popular format in the first years of the decade, however, with the passing of time, “My Pain is Greater Than Yours” – like all pain – faded away.

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