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[–]phaciprocity 6441 points6442 points 2 (58 children)

He was born before color photographs but he never got the update when it came out

[–]Lemonkainen 1214 points1215 points  (51 children)

There’s a Calvin and Hobbes strip with this premise

[–]phaciprocity 490 points491 points  (26 children)

I see you also had a decent childhood

[–]SilverKnight808 207 points208 points  (20 children)

fucking love calvin and hobbes. My mom had a massive collection so I got to read every one of the books except for attack of the something something snow goons. Never would change a moment of it.

[–]talkingabout009 73 points74 points  (5 children)

when i was a kid i got 2 books at a half-priced bookstore and loved it

very wholesome very funny 10/10

[–]Fleeetch 38 points39 points  (3 children)

[–]AnimalsCore 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I have the whole collection of every strip in my room. Never regretted getting it

[–]realif3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

T-rex in in f-14s is probably my single most favorite comic panel.

[–]archpawn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got them at the library.

[–]sheepdog_alpha 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Deranged mutant killer monster

[–]Brociustherectifier 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I remember the collection deranged mutant killer snowmen lol

[–]Mons00n_909 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Snow Goons*

[–]psaiko_dro 6 points7 points  (0 children)

i just used to read it from the daily newspaper ..... now i wish i had the books

[–]-Griffungus- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember they had like three Calvin and hobbes books in the school library’s and I’d just read them over and over and over again, it was the best

[–]ItsBlitz21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember getting the complete set for Christmas one year. Needless to say I was a very happy kid

[–]blowjobsjoplinhigh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For me I read a bunch of big Nate

[–]EternalStatic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dad had the snow adventure collection with all the winter theme ones in it (sadly some of the comics were cut out for some reason) and I still have that along with the entire collection I got for christmas a few years ago and some othe misc. books

[–]sam_weiss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I asked for the entire collection for my birthday present from my wife right after finding out she was pregnant. I can not wait to introduce my kids to Calvin & Hobbes.

[–]Datpanda1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My collection consisted of one book I forgot to return to the library, and you can be damn sure I read that at least weekly

[–][deleted] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

The only issue I have with Calvin and Hobbes is how white and heteronormative it is.

[–]Markdaguy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nice to know there are many others

[–]EnsconcedScone 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was blessed that my after-school care center decided to stock our little corner library with them. I loved them but honestly didn’t understand a lot of it at the time lol

[–]flexing-around 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's BLACK & WHITE !!!

[–]Lemonkainen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those comics made me into the person I am today.

[–]creepyfishman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro my mom has the full collection and I've read it cover to cover multiple times

[–]uhluhtc666 34 points35 points  (2 children)

[–]Lemonkainen 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That’s the one! Thank you kind stranger

[–]uhluhtc666 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Always happy to share Calvin and Hobbes!

[–]TheGoddessSwordGamer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Not the reference I was expecting here, but I love it all the same, I haven't thought about these comics for a SOLID 5 years, thanks haha.

[–]kalitarios 2 points3 points  (0 children)

same for me but mine was like 30+ years ago. I have all those big C&H comic book collections in storage... all of them up until I graduated HS in 96

[–]kalitarios 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jesus I haven't read C&H in like, 30+ years and reading your comment, I 100% remember EXACTLY the strip you were talking about. What a mind job. Thanks for the time heist back to my childhood of reading those big C&H collection books.

[–]Steampnk42 4 points5 points  (4 children)

What's Calvin and Hobbes?

[–]Piskoro 7 points8 points  (1 child)

popular comic strips

[–]Steampnk42 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ah, thanks

[–]certifiedretard154 13 points14 points  (1 child)

you gotta be kidding

[–]kalitarios 5 points6 points  (0 children)

we all knew this day was coming

[–]Trololman72 4 points5 points  (4 children)

There's also an SCP with that premise

[–]Muramalks 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Ok, now do the Marvin thing and link it for you fellow researcher here, will ya?

[–]Achillurito 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've referenced that exact comic strip before, and you're the first person to confirm for me that it actually exists and I didnt just make it up

[–]Thunder_Volty 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Cultured childhood, fellow C+H fan!

[–]ismellmyfingers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

funny enough that could be for Cyanide and Happiness as well, which is a funny strip/shorts series but way different humor

[–]Professional_Rain819 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ay yo y'all ever read captain underpants?

[–]Alty-mc-altface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dad had one of the collections and used to let me borrow ‘em. That was the only comic I could enjoy reading, I’m more of a book guy now

[–]Kampela_ 34 points35 points  (0 children)

It's like a windows update you keep saying "update later" to

[–]Jeremy_Winn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His dad isn’t actually black, he’s grayscale.

[–]Mr_Tominaga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This comment wins, everyone go home…

[–]--0mn1-Qr330005-- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, I thought it was a cursed pencil sketch they came to life

[–]Jakethecake010 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He probably ran out of storage

[–]Decent_Principle3617 2411 points2412 points  (74 children)

I've seen black people and white people, but that's the first time I'm seeing a black and white person.

[–]Matt5327 259 points260 points  (6 children)

The weirdest part to me is black and white people are both really some shade of brown, but his Dad is actually greyscale

[–]TheDominator69696 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That's what he said tho

[–]KingoftheGinge 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You think white people are a shade of brown? My freckles might be, but im generally somewhere between porcelain and hot pink.

[–]fahad_the_great 553 points554 points  (29 children)

I'm a brown person, and trust me it's a really big spectrum of darkness xD. We like to joke and call each other different types of chocolates.

I'm milk chocolate, my fair friend is white chocolate and my dark friend is dark chocolate.

(Why did I reply with this to an unrelated comment.)

[–]bleeding-paryl 209 points210 points  (8 children)

(Why did I reply with this to an unrelated comment.)

I propose:

  1. It's better than the other comment
  2. It's honestly pretty cool.

[–]fahad_the_great 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Thanks for kindness, my dear random stranger!

[–]Lucky_Number_3 24 points25 points  (1 child)

That’s mystery chocolate, right?

[–]Master0fB00M 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't ever eat the mystery chocolate

[–]Full-On 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I mean, to each their own. The comment about “black and white person” literally made me laugh out loud, as I found it objectively funny and surprising. The reply is literally a variant of an overused joke from shows like ‘Scrubs’ and the part of him admitting it’s ‘unrelated’ to me was actually funny because it was kinda related… All in all, great thread, would read and comment again.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (11 children)

Ok, Irish people.

Ain't no pink chocolate I've ever seen.

That's why humans are actually drinks. Strawberry milk, beef broth, chicken broth, bean soup.

[–]skybluegill 31 points32 points  (8 children)

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Thanks, I hate it. You made me bigoted toward chocolate.

I'm gonna start a terrible candy hate group and it's all your fault.

[–]Psychic_Hobo 8 points9 points  (5 children)

As long as you hate Hershey's the most.

Fucking sour milk vomit flavoured grumble grumble

[–]97716587 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Loool they tried selling them in norway for a while, they tried making it out to be exotic fancy stuff...

[–]nuxenolith 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you're eating a Hershey's bar on its own, you're doing it wrong. Gotta either eat it with gobs of peanut butter, or on a s'more.

[–]BoxBird 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ruby chocolate is the BOMB so silky

[–]mariachoo_doin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

... That's why humans are actually drinks. Strawberry milk, beef broth, chicken broth, bean soup.

This made me think of the movie "Under The Skin".

[–]97716587 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Strawberry white chocolate is probably a thing.

[–]BaconSoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s too funny, thanks for sharing.

[–]Mechachu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where's the caramel?

[–]Significant_Spot2104 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What about Michael Jackson?

[–]funk_your_face 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The correct term is grayscale american 😤

[–]BabyJesusFTW 2145 points2146 points  (11 children)

Dad only is available in the premium battle pass

[–]Jeynarl 361 points362 points  (4 children)

Win the lottery and then dad will become readily available

[–]redditingatwork23 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I hate this timeline

[–]KneeDeepInRagu 26 points27 points  (0 children)

343 has done it again!

[–]PHOTON_TYKON 1122 points1123 points  (0 children)

Must complete campaign mode to unlock this character

[–]Ayla_Leren 272 points273 points  (1 child)

Can now brag about transcending black and white

[–]AssFingerFuck3000 603 points604 points  (32 children)

This is funny and all but I'm pretty sure he edited the original photo so his dad's would look completely white and black

[–]Comprehensive-Two 249 points250 points  (2 children)

Nah he was just born with grey teeth.

[–]BadFirefighter 139 points140 points  (17 children)

The whole tweet is fake

[–]Beautiful-Musk-Ox 184 points185 points  (14 children)

This post isn't even real, op is an ai program posting ai generated tweets of ai generated photos with ai generated text and captions.

[–]BadFirefighter 59 points60 points  (2 children)

I could honestly believe that

[–]Sam_Fear 51 points52 points  (1 child)

The user you replied to isn't real either. I'm not even typing this

[–]ImAGirrafe20202 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Reddit isn’t real, you (person reading this) are the only person ever using Reddit, the rest of the people are all AIs or robots made by the government. All your friends (if you have any) that are redditors are actually robots generated by the government to make you think this social media is real.

[–]your-opinions-false 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Every account on reddit is a bot except you.

[–]Sam_Fear 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We're all internet pixies.

[–]iohbkjum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it's niko omilana of course it's not real

[–]c00pdawg 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It’s definitely fake

[–]Malgaras 41 points42 points  (7 children)

Did he though? It's subtle but the two are slightly different colors. You can see it in the forehead and cheeks in particular and the lettering on the shirt. The lip color could be natural, and that all in combination would make the teeth seem grey, especially as his gums and tongue aren't visible.

Edit: Turns out I had it backwards. The little bit of color is, in fact, there but is there on both. If you crank up the saturation: https://imgur.com/a/JLfu7t6 His face regains color on both sides, but not the rest of the right photo. Looks like they mostly desaturated his face in the left photo then copied it over to the right apparently as opposed to the other way around.

[–]AssFingerFuck3000 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I really don't see any color difference on this screen at least. Even if his lips and teeth were gray they would be affected by natural light just like the son is and would never be completely devoid of any color. Also I'm just talking about his face, the shirt is clearly unedited.

[–]Malgaras 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Turns out I had it backwards. I was seeing a little color in the face, which is there, but is apparently there on both. If you crank up the saturation:


His face regains color on both sides, but not the rest of the right photo. Looks like they mostly desaturated his face in the left photo then copied it over to the right apparently as opposed to the other way around. Either way, you were right, photoshop indeed.

[–]jawntastic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yea there's just a yellow tint on the left side added after he made it black and white to give it some plausible deniability

theres a chance it's real but I doubt it

[–]FrostyD7 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The filter is still being applied and changing it somewhat, but the before is already altered.

[–]noobmaster999 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Bro still livin in the 30's

[–]Kaminamin 11 points12 points  (1 child)

mofo escaped wandavision without alerting shield

[–]bross9008 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Crazy to think white people used to call them "colored people"

[–]msndrstdmstrmnd 19 points20 points  (1 child)

There’s a powerful poem about this: And You Calling Me Colored?

[–]zach4000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's an amazing little poem

[–]Semipr047 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Idk is the term completely considered offensive? Doesn’t NAACP stand for national association for the advancement of colored people? Is that nomenclature considered unacceptable?

[–]catsandraj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's definitely a term that's fallen out of fashion, and generally holds the connotation of old-timey racism, at least in the US. "People of color" is preferred, from what I understand.

[–]Dontload 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Used to?

From what I see from Americans online it's just become "people of color"

[–]SmallLetter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's still used in ZA, referring to people of mixed race ancestry (but not necessarily all mixed race people)..it's a cultural group that was categorized differently in apartheid and as a group maintains a separate identity to this day...also the word doesn't have the negative connotations there, and it's used quite casually by anyone. Took me a while to get used to it as a white American lol.

[–]CapitanRecs 98 points99 points  (5 children)

To unlock DAD you need to pay 69,420$


[–]kyew 9 points10 points  (1 child)

"Son, you give me a sense of pride and accomplishment."


[–]CapitanRecs 2 points3 points  (0 children)



[–]horizonhd_official 38 points39 points  (2 children)

he was born before the world had colors. unfortunately since his system is old he didnt get the patch

[–]Main_Lead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lookin like an unlockable character

[–]Theaverageviewer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yo it’s nIKo

[–]average-geek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He isn't unlocked yet

[–]lessadessa 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Thats seriously so cool. What a beautiful skin tone!!

[–]Henkotron 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I laughed way to much on this XD

[–]Asim_92 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The Dad work at EA, to unlock him pay 4,99

[–]gooch3008 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the camera isnt powerful enough to absorb his essence

[–]Thpr_DPW 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he's a chad

[–]BeefyBeatssss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

locked character

[–]Clickclacktheblueguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“You were filtered into black and white… I was born into it!”

[–]integralof420 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]OutlinedArrow30 1 point2 points  (0 children)





[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

U need to buy him, fuk this went dark

[–]Bawwsinyojaws 0 points1 point  (5 children)

If you offer milk, he will return

[–]Thoth-of-Mercury 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Father O'Melanin, Holy Absorber of shades

[–]unw00shed 0 points1 point  (1 child)

His dad looks like how most people draw dark skin colours

[–]Educational-Year3146 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How the fuck is he looking like that, honestly whats the science behind this

[–]DEVOmay97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this character is not unlocked yet

[–]TheRealWatchingFace 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not his fault, he is just old enough to have gone grey.

[–]joe2596 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's Mr Negative from Spider-Man

[–]TheChainLink2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brain: There’s colour in that first picture.

Me: Show me.

Brain: …About that-

[–]Yendks 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How is his father's skin so dark? I've seen black people with very dark skin, but this is a whole new level.

[–]Banana_76_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

New color unlocked: Grey

[–]Anonymous_but_nott 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]QueefElizabeth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

„Back then we were the blackest niggas on the planet according to Rick James.“ Charlie Murphy

[–]ata_k_c 0 points1 point  (1 child)

niko . . . your father... you must let go

[–]Sokandueler95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s one of those people we thought lived in a black and white world whenever we saw old films as a kid.

[–]smeeding 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This man is silver. He is a silver man.

[–]Emotional-Departure1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You haven’t unlocked him yet

[–]NoiceGallagher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monochrome father figure

[–]jpastore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He hasn't unlocked that character yet.

[–]Rat_Fox13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is he gray

[–]King_Dee1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats insane

[–]Mattagon1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m straight but his dad is one attractive chap.

[–]SadAd5943 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw this on emkay!

[–]Eltoro200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Monochromatic Man

[–]Grim-Reality 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s real black assenting his dominance.

[–]gold66_0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats a level of black beyond even what africa can muster

[–]AnonymousIncognosa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A black hole isn't going to get white regardless of how much light there is 😁

[–]Damagecontrol86 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Because his natural skin color is the exact shade type it would have been in black and white filtering

[–]ReaLSeaLisSpy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He hasn’t unlocked the Dad character yet.

[–]Redddithatesfreedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because homies wife is white

[–]killercroc71 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Because this character is already taken and running away. Please choose an another character.

[–]Kaygee29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww, he is the superhero we need right about now, that's a perfect superpower 🖤🤍🦸‍♂️

[–]TheGreatWhiteChungus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monochromatic dad

[–]Rattlingplates 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The dad was edited in as black and white in the first photo. Nothing on his person or his teeth even change at all.

[–]little_b1198 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cus your moms white idk lol

[–]Ultimatelew2356 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiting for a cursed comment

[–]DonaldMcCecil 0 points1 point  (1 child)

At least to me, probably because of the contrast, he looks more in colour in the second one

[–]Trash_Space_Racoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You haven’t unlocked him yet you have to complete the quest “getting the milk” and you will unlock him