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About

Mista"s Tetraphobia describes a peculiar quirk of JoJo"s Bizarre Adventure manga and also anime character Guicarry out Mista, that is severely afraid of number 4. Following the launch of Golden Wind arc of the anime in 2018, the character"s phobia has come to be a meme in the anime community and also has been a famous subject for referencing and also shitposting.


Origin

On April 2second, 1996, JoJo"s Bizarre Adventure chapter 456 was released in Weekly Shonen Jump №19. In the chapter, character Guiperform Mista was introduced, with the extremely first scene revealing that Mista has actually a severe fear of number four.<1> On November third, 2018, the scene showed up in the fifth episode of the Golden Wind arc of JoJo"s Bizarre Adventure.<2>


Spread

In the weeks complying with the release of the episode, Mista"s are afraid of number for has been referenced in numerous memes in /r/ShitPostCrusaders.<3><4>

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In anticipation of April fourth, 2019 (04.04), an increased variety of memes referencing Mista"s tetraphobia appeared in /r/Animemes, /r/ShitpostCrusaders and other anime-associated areas. On March 28th, 2019, Redditor Pharah_is_my_waIfu made a article predicting an influx of Mista-related memes in /r/ShitPostCrusaders subreddit, which got over 4,800 upvotes in nine days (presented below).<5>


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On April fourth, 2019, a huge number of short articles referencing the quirk were posted on Reddit.

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<6> Additionally, /r/animemes subreddit got to 444,444 subscribers on that day, prompting added short articles based upon the reference.<7>

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<1> JoJo"s Bizarre Adundertaking Wiki – Chapter 456