Ok, so I thought John Titor was made up for the Steins;Gate universe, but EVERY SINGLE google result and even the wiki page being like this... I'm not sure if I'm being trolled anymore, or if he was an actual thing 15 years ago and just used in later fiction.
Was inactive on /a/ when S;G came out, so if this was you guys I applause you.
No, the events on the wiki all happened. One of the best things about S;G.
Although he's not as well known as the anime suggests, and I may be wrong but I doubt any scientist takes anything he wrote seriously.
I hope this is elaborate bait.
I wasn't even a teenager when he was a big deal but you're fucking retarded if you've never heard of John Titor
Shit, I'm only eighteen and even I know who he was. That's like not knowing that slenderman thing or whatever.
John Titor was a hero that averted WW3 and saved the lives of billions of people. He seems like a fraud or charlatan now because his prophecies never came true, but his goal in the first place was to make sure they never happened. We exist on a world line where none of those horrors came to be and we owe our lives and stability to a man that we'll never meet.
I've played Fate and my only familiarity with King Arthur beforehand was that Monty Python movie
But yeah, OP's retarded. There are probably 15 year olds who knew that.
I never understood his posts, because I read all of it a few years after it happened. Basically he was from a parallel universe and came back to stop those events from happening to ours?
I personally didn't know of John Titor because at that time I was working my ass off and internet wasn't that much of a priority for me
Also John Titor sounds like it'd be mostly covered by western media, if anything
Asians don't give a fuck about supposed time travellers man
>I thought John Titor was made up for the Steins;Gate universe
>There are probably 15 year olds who knew that.
That would mean they'd be fucking 1 year old when the John Titor thing happened
I would like to meet people who can remember shit from when they're 1vangu
He came from the future of our timeline to prevent events from occurring and when he succeeded it created a new timeline where WW3 never happened and we're all alive and shitposting on 4chan.
>That would mean they'd be fucking 1 year old
Are you fucking retarded? Of course I wasn't implying they were reading fucking BBS pages at one years old, I was saying that anyone who's seen anything about internet urban legends or steins;gate could have looked him up.
Now I get it, that makes perfect sense. His posts were the things that alerted everyone to the possibility of their outcome and changed the course of history? Pretty cool stuff.
>You can only know of a certain event when it just happened.
Anon, sit back and think for a while what you just said, it almost beats OP in retardness. Its like talking about Elvis. A 15 yo wasnt even born by that time but they still have heard of Elvis.
Its common knowledge, Elvis, John Titor, Area 51, etc.
Are you seriously trying to say that John Titor was so popular that current underaged normalfags would know about him?
Current underaged normalfags don't even know what a Miyazaki is
Unless there's been some 9gag post or some shitty buzzfeed article, your average idiot would think that John Titor is probably a household cleaning product
>anything that happened before someone's birth is lost completely
Holy shit, you win as the most retarded faggot in this thread. Do you think people who like the beatles went back in time to fucking see them?
It's a real part of internet lore, though his posts weren't on 2chan and I don't think he had anything to do with CERN and the LHC - it was the US government that went evil in his timeline.
Had heard about him well before Steins;Gate.
I didn't say normalfags, I'm talking about people who spend a lot of time on the internet. I was underage when I learned about him, and it's because of S;G.Maybe the connection to Elvis was a bit much, but it's seriously something that most underages who spend time "off the beaten path" of the internet, so to speak, would know about.
It's like /x/ but ten times worse and full of middle-aged conspiracy nuts that don't know a fucking thing about modern technology.
If it makes you feel any better OP, you just enlightened me to the fact that John Titor was a real thing.
And fuck, I'm an oldfag.
Who the fuck talks about John Titor in this day and age?
I can understand what you're thinking when you mention Beatles and Area 51, amazing strawman
But they're famous, and have a following
I don't see John Titor having such heavy coverage
I don't know, maybe in your western countries it's at the same level as media sensations such as The Beatles and Areas 51
>I was underage when I learned about him, and it's because of S;G
The point made was ">NOT KNOWING ABOUT JOHN TITOR BEFORE STEINS;GATE" smuganimegirl.jpg
Unless you're specifically reading about time travel, you ain't gonna come across it
A person who spends alot of time on the internet might not know about Dead Bart, as another wouldn't know about John Titor
>I've played Fate and my only familiarity with King Arthur beforehand was that Monty Python movie
hahaha oh wow.
though Monty Python and the Holy Grail is probably more faithful to the Arthurian mythos than Fate is.
There's a difference between not knowing about something, and not knowing about something, looking it up, finding out it exists and then assuming that /a/ faked it.
There's ignorance and then there's stupidity. Guess which one OP has?
I think the hivemind is beginning to malfunction with moot leaving. The system is distorted.
The name sounded familiar, but I didn't really know who John Titor was until S;G either.
I guarantee that 90% of normalfags have no idea who he is, and if it wasn't for S;G I imagine that most nerds wouldn't know either.
I think he's more like that photo of a woman holding a cat that was shooped to make the cat huge than the Beatles or Elvis or Area 51.
I am no mere spy;I work for nobody.
Perhaps you have heard, in the future, of a med scientist Hōōin Kyōma!
This is me!
Now you can trust me.
But can I trust you? You have to understand, my research is TOPU SHECRET and I can allow my rival and world's other power to learn these secrets. Your very existence here in 2015 might be elaborate ruse to get me!
Here's an evidence for my suspicions:
Didn't you say that we should already be past WW3!?
Well fuck. Op here, was actually convinced you guys were all trolling, but just had the BRILLIANT idea of limiting google search results to before 2009 (derp). Now it feels like I trolled myself.
I'm 25 but didn't really explore the internet outside of gaming until 2006. Honestly never heard of John Titor before watching S;G, was he an american thing? (am eurofag)
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I'm 22 and I hadn't heard of Titor until after S;G. Mainly because I was 8 at the time and, believe it or not, my parents wouldn't let me use our computer until I was in middle school (when I was 12).
Surprise surprise some parents are pretty strict.
>Implying you can't force it open more
Not like there'd be much resistance
Also your daddy doesn't love you and will never get you that fork you've been wanting since you were 7
Who /tooryanse/ here?
Dr Nakadashi isn't even best dead anymore, get with the times.
Mayushii is very sad and disappointed in you guys. Especially you Chris-chan.
I dunno, if you edited wiki articles on events that happened before anyone currently alive, and said topic wasn't 'interesting' enough to have actual syndicated articles on it....
It's not a guarantee, but I could totally see some enterprising trolls falsifying history via Wikipedia if they swung it right.