Nothing Personal, Kid


What does Nothing Personal, Kid mean?

The popular “Nothing Personal, Kid” meme phrase is something to say after teleporting behind someone.

*Teleports behind you* “Nothing personal, Kid” is a copypasta which is used to caption pictures of usually young men with katanas or other kind of bladed weapons.

This phrase also has a funny misspelling for mocking other people, who are unaware of the joke and would attempt to correct the spelling.

The “Nothing Personnel, Kid” is just like the other phrases that serve a similar purpose, such as “RIP in peace” or “turn 360 degrees and go away”.

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What's the origin of Nothing Personal, Kid?

Teleporting behind someone and killing them that way is a famous trick in Anime series, like in Dragon Ball or Bleach. Possibly the context of teleporting behind someone and killing them with a bladed weapon originates from the series Bleach.

However, the earliest known appearance of the phrase “Nothing personal, kid” doesn’t come from Anime series, but from an illustration of Coldsteel the Hedgeheg dating back to May 29th, 2013 on Twitter.

Spread & Usage

How did Nothing Personal, Kid spread?

There are various examples of the “Nothing personal, kid” meme.

One of the firsts was when a Facebook page going by the name Bork Bork You are Doing Me A Frighten shared an image of a Shiba Inu dog holding a katana in its mouth captioned with the phrase.

On Reddit the user going by the name michaelhuman shared a picture of a man holding a katana with a list next to him titled “How to tell if a boy is cute,” which included “teleports behind you, kisses your neck”.

The meme got more recognition over the years after these posts were shared on Reddit, Youtube and other social media platforms.

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