You’ve just posted a reply that might be a little controversial, and then, within seconds, the following wall of text of appears:
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target.
Wow, this poster really seems to know what they’re talking about.
I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot.
Sitting at your parent’s desktop computer, you begin to sweat heavily and shiver. He’s coming for you.
The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit.
You want to dash upstairs and make sure your front door is locked, but you know that on the way to the door you’ll pass by a window, exposing you to his gaze.
If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
Of course, nobody who uses this copypasta is really serious about it, so you’re safe.
Where Does The Navy SEAL Copypasta Come From?
The copypasta started out on a 4chan military and weapons enthusiast imageboard sometime in 2010. The earliest archived version is from November 11th of that year.
In April 2012, the meme hopped to Reddit. A user shared a screenshot of the copypasta in a YouTube comments section to /r/funny, and from there the copypasta spread.
It has appeared in comments section across the internet as well as earning an Urban Dictionary definition and a Genius post describing its literary qualities.
How Is The Navy Seal Copypasta Used?
It is generally used sarcastically, as a parody of hypermasculinity and overly-aggressive rhetoric on the internet. It has, however, vaulted to international headlines a few times.
A Mexican Spanish translation of the copypasta, posted by 10-year-old Richi Phelps in 2013, went viral in Mexico with many mocking the boy’s grandiose claims. Major news networks picked up on the story.
In a darker turn, the copypasta featured in the 4chan-influenced manifesto of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooter in 2019, in response to imagined accusations of racism and homophobia.
Many have adapted the copypasta to fit different contexts, from piracy to swagging.
Wait, what is a copypasta again?
A copypasta is text that you “copy” and then “paste” into a text field online. Often, they are humorous and irreverent.
For the full history of the Navy Seal Copypasta be sure to check out our entry for more information.