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Yet another alternative translation

A.D. 2101
The battle began
Outside Ship:
An explosion occurs.
Ship's Bridge:
Captain: "What happened!?"
Mechanic: "Someone detonated bombs all over the ship!"
Close-Up of Excited Communications Officer:
Operator: "Captain! Incoming transmission!"
Captain: "What is it!?"
Ship's Bridge:
Operator: "Image coming through on the main monitor."
CATS appears
Captain: "You... you are...!!"
Close up of CATS:
CATS: "You appear to be preoccupied, gentlemen." (sarcasm)
CATS: "Thanks to the cooperation of the UN forces, all of your bases now belong to CATS."
CATS: "Your ship too, shall soon be destroyed."
Close up of captain & CATS:
Captain: "Im.. Impossible!"
CATS: "We thank you for your cooperation." (sarcasm)
CATS: "Enjoy the remaining moments of your lives...."
Ship's Bridge:
CATS: "Ha ha ha ha ...."
Close up of Forlorn Captain:
Operator: "Captain!?"
Ship's Bridge (ZIG on monitors):
Captain: "Launch the ZIG fighter!"
Shows a ZIG pilot powering up:
Captain: "All we can do is entrust it to him..."
Shows a ZIG moving into launch position:
Captain: "Go, ZIG. Give us hope for our future..."
ZIGs on monitors, Bridge Explodes:
Captain: "We're counting on you, ZIG!!"

Dictionary.com translation

If you go to Dictionary.com then go to translator and copy/paste the text into the box after switching to Japanese to English it comes out as this.

Western calendar 2101 fight started.
Captain: Just that how it did, word you bore!
Engineer: No person it seems that it could set up the explosive according to.
Communication operator: Captain! Communication entered!
Captain: No っ!
Communication operator: Vision comes to the main screen.
Captain: As for っ you!
CATS: Don't you think? busily so is, the ladies and gentlemen.
CATS: With the cooperation of the Federal Government troop, everything CATS received your base.
CATS: Also your warship, gradually probably is end.
Captain: っ foolish っ...!
CATS: You appreciate in your cooperation.
CATS: Before making the life which at the very most remains and is little, important....
CATS: ハッハッハッハッハッ...
Communication operator: Captain....
Captain: In ZIG all machine takeoff order! !
Captain: Already, only you entrust to them.
Captain: Our future desires...
Captain: It is the む. ZIG! !


Offline references

AYBABTU in an IB Diploma Programme class in Riga, Latvia
AYBABTU on US 50 in Nevada

On April 1, 2003, in Sturgis, Michigan, seven men aged 17 to 20 placed signs all over town that read "All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time." They said they were playing an April Fools joke by mimicking the famous Flash animation which ubiquitously depicted the slogan. Not many people who saw the signs were familiar with the joke, however. Many residents were upset that the signs appeared while the U.S. was at war with Iraq, and police chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be "a borderline terrorist threat depending on what someone interprets it to mean." [1]

The phrase has been spotted as graffiti on various structures, such as on a former train bridge over the Connecticut River between Hadley and Northampton, Massachusetts, an area with several colleges in close proximity. An automated news ticker on News 14 Carolina, a North Carolina cable channel, was even "hacked" to display the message on television. [2]

In 2002, AYBABTU was featured in an art exhibition called Trigger: Game Art which looked at the way computer games had influenced contemporary art. [3]

Media references

  • In the March 12, 2001, installment of the comic strip FoxTrot, the younger son, Jason, continually repeats "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" to his confused parents.
  • On March 1, 2002, the pilot episode (and only episode) of "Welcome to Eltingville" showed the main characters walking past a theater wall on which was displayed a poster that read "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."
  • In The Books' 2002 album by Tomlab, Thought for Food, the fifth track is titled "All Our Base Are Belong to Them."
  • An August 17, 2004 article by Eric Umansky on the Slate e-zine on U.S. withdrawal from overseas bases is entitled "All Your Base Belong to U.S." [4].
  • In Issue 14 of Planetary the colorist Laura Martin used CATS from the cut scene as a computer monitor wallpaper image as an inside joke for members of the WEF community.
  • In the webcomic Avalon, guest artists often make references to AYB. [5] [6] [7]
  • In the Futurama episode Anthology of Interest 2, a space invader from the planet Nintendu 64 exclaims this phrase at the end of the second act, when Fry asks the "What-If Machine" to simulate what life would be like if it was more like a video game.
  • In one of the deleted scenes on the DVD edition of the movie Waking Life, the words "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG..." scroll across the main character's digital watch.
  • A new AOL superbuddy icon called ASCII says "All Your Base" when giving the big smile response.
  • The TiVo personal video recorder says "All your tuners are belong: to US!" in the System Information display if backdoors are enabled and ChanDown is pressed many times.
  • In the Megas XLR episode Rearview Mirror, Mirror (Part 1) which first aired on January 8, 2005, when Coop flashes back to remembering video games he played as a kid, one of them puts the words "ALL THEIR BASE ARE BELONG TO YOU" on the screen when he wins.
  • In the sci-fi novel Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross, a chapter about an assassination attempt using a bomb is titled "Set us up the bomb."
  • An Easter egg in a Flash cartoon called "All your Pie" by Legendary Frog contains an "All Your Base" parody based around one character's love for muffins (found at the end of the Flash cartoon by clicking on "What You Say?!" on the right.)
  • An episode of the machinima series Red vs Blue, in which the characters are attempting to stop a doomsday bomb from destroying the world, is entitled "Make Your Time."
  • In the May 1, 2001 edition of the online comic "The Joy of Tech," one of the characters can be seen wearing a T-shirt with the legend "All Your Base Station are Belong to us," tying in AYBABTU with Apple Computer's brand of wireless access points, known as AirPort Base Stations. The comic's creators later created an actual T-shirt with this same variation of the AYBABTU expression, sold on their GeekCulture website.
  • In 2002, Ctrl+Alt+Del posted a comic expressing some of the backlash that was occurring due to the immense popularity of AYB. [8]
  • The webcomic College Roomies From Hell tends to use this phrase in the background, such as a poster stating "all your imaginary floating bases are belong to us" in an asylum. [9].
  • Issue 7 of the City of Heroes comic is titled "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" and features the heroes being led into an ambush by a shadow anti-superhero organization called The Malta Group.
  • In the anime Berserk, one of the featured DVD outtakes features a character screaming "Dammit! All my base are belong to them! Great Justice!!"
  • An episode of the radio program Loveline in late February 2001 featured a female caller who asked the show's hosts what her boyfriend means when he says, "All Your Base Are Belong To Us." Unfortunately for her, neither Adam Carolla nor Dr. Drew were able to explain the phrase.[citation needed]
  • The computer music-sequencer program FL Studio features a speech-synth sample with the phrase.
  • The phrase also makes occasional appearances on YTMND, mainly with the word "base" being replaced by another YTMND fad.
  • The phrase appears on an box of explosives in the February 26, 2001, Sluggy Freelance strip (along with "Someone set up us the bomb" and "Inside joke" on its other sides). Also in the anime parody arc "Punyverse," the reference "we will use Gofotron for great justice" appeared on July 8, 2001.
  • In the card game "Munchkin Fu", a card named "Subtitles" has "All your base are belong to us" as the subtitles in the card's picture, which depicts a stereotypical Asian fighter in a fighting stance speaking jestingly.
  • Expressing early disgust with the phrase, the webcomic Jerkcity repurposed it in strip #903, published 16 March 2001.
  • A ska band in Toronto called One Size Fits Most created a ska cover of the song heard over the Internet. It was and is one of their more popular gimmick songs, complete with off-beat time and a thrash metal guitar solo.
  • New York artist Brian Alfred exhibited a collage entitled "All your base are belong to us" in his 2004 exhibit "Overload" at the Max Protetch Gallery.
  • The hardcore punk band Light the Fuse and Run released an album entitled "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."
  • The yellowTAB ZETA operating system (and thus probably also BeOS, from which Zeta is a derivative) displays the words "YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DOING" at the beginning of a core dump error message.
  • X-Play magazine, in Adam Sessler's review of "Rengoku: Tower of Purgatory," which had a bad translation in the tutorial, stated "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" after reading Rengoku's poor translation.[citation needed]
  • An August 9, 2005, blog post by the Microsoft Internet Explorer development team about changes to support of the HTML <base> element is titled "All your <base> are belong to us".
  • A September 4, 2005, article by Charlie Demerjian on The Inquirer about PayPal freezing relief funds raised by Something Awful members has the subtitle "All your donations are belong us" [10].
  • On March 21, 2001, an article appeared on the website of the popular satire newspaper The Onion titled Congress Adds "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" Amendment To Bankruptcy Bill. The article itself incorporates several other lines from the poorly translated dialog.
  • Because of the Halo 2 advertisement involving ilovebees.com (see Haunted Apiary), Metroid fans made a response creating several pages (e.g. this site) with only a picture of heroine Samus Aran and the caption "ALL YOUR BEES ARE BELONG TO US. NEVER SEND A MAN TO DO A WOMAN'S JOB." (To see the list of sites, see Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.)
  • Recently seen on a T-shirt, translated into UNIX: 'chown -R us ./base'
  • The Register uses variants frequently in their headlines and one-line story descriptor quips. search summary
  • On the launch of Google Base, many publications ran with a AYB theme including All Your Google Base Are Belong To Us and All your base are belong to Google.
  • A 2002 trance track All Your Bass by DJ Virus features a speech synthesizer uttering the words "all your bass are belong to us."
  • In the Star Trek / Babylon 5 parody Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, you see one of protesters holding a "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" sign at about 0:26 in the movie.
  • On November 3, 2005, IGN released an article on leet speak. The picture that contained the link showed a man in an 1800's style photo saying the dialogue in 1337.
  • Popular Harry Potter fansite MuggleNet uses "All your base are belong to us" as one of its ever-changing subtitles.
  • On the night of November 5, 2002, after it became clear the Republican Party would re-gain control of the United States Senate, unknown hackers created a pop-up screen that was displayed when someone loaded the Democratic Underground website saying, "ALL YOUR SENATE ARE BELONG TO US." Site administrators were soon able to delete the pop-up code from their site.
  • In episode 6 of the online news show "Hoos News" the phrase is employed to poke fun at a University of Virginia professor.
  • The Suburban Jungle, a furry webcomic, made use of the line on November 25, 2005.
  • In Volume 8 of the collected Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, the phrase "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" appears on a sign in the bottom left corner of page 56.
  • In Ken MacLeod's SF novel Newton's Wake one chapter of the book is named "Set up us the bomb."
  • On MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, a lady named Dr. Hador Babaganoosh has "All your base are belong to us" written on her shirt. It is only visible for about 1 second.[citation needed]
  • In the webcomic Boy Meets Boy, a character used this line in a panel about an acid-base neutralization chemistry experiment.[citation needed]
  • A short-lived anti-fan club of the cult band Front Line Assembly (damnyouleeb.com) was selling t-shirts with the phrase "all your base are belong to us" turned into: "all your beats are belong to us", and "all your base are belong to Leeb". This was an obvious pun on Bill Leeb`s FLA`s founding member and main composer) tendency to overuse samples from other people`s records. T-shirts also contained photoshopped screenshot from the infamous intro sequence, depicting CATS, but with Bill Leeb`s face.
  • In an episode of Invader Zim, titled "Walk for your lives", GIR has the line "What you say?", likely in reference to Zero Wing.
  • The main menu of the DVD of the second series of British sitcom The IT Crowd shows an "All your base..."-like sequence summarising various scenes from the series.[citation needed]

Computer/video game references

Note that most of the following games were designed by Western studios. The phrase is not well-known in Japan. {{spoiler}}

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"All your base" taunt when the player is defeated in Civilization III.
  • In the online RPG Adventure Quest, upon completion of a quest where you must capture four bases the Moglin Zorbak remarks "All your base are belong to us."
  • In Age of Mythology, part of the Laser Bear's description is "All your base are belong to us!!!"
  • In Age of Empires 2, there is a cheat that can be used by opening the console and typing AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
  • In Aliens versus Predator 2, "All your base are belong to us" is sometimes used as the "death message" after dying by falling into lava.
  • In Asheron's Call, the developers, aware of the common practice of hacking and posting all new pictures from a new month's download content, intentionally placed pictures of letters so as to spell out the AYBABTU phrase. In addition, on April 1, 2001, the message "All your filthy human hovel are belong to us!" was broadcast to all players in-game. This broadcast coincided with the Virindi invasion of the Direlands town of Ayan Baqur.
  • In Auto Assault, the phrase "Setting up the bomb" occasionally appears on the progress bar at the bottom of the loading screen.
  • In some versions of BlackNova Traders "All your Base are Belong to Us" appears at the bottom of the loading screen for the bank.
  • On the Bleemcast! disc case, in the small print at the bottom of the back after the copyright symbol, the phrase "All your base are belong to us" appears.
  • In Civilization III, where defeat leads to a screen with the world leaders taunting the player; one of the taunts is "All your base are belong to us!". It is also one of the random greetings from the computer enemies.
  • In Crusader Kings, several ingame graphics have text from the flash hidden in them.
  • In the middle of Command and Conquer: Generals official Global Liberation Army video clip, a man shouts out "All your base are belong to us." The GLA radar van also occasionally alludes to AYBABTU when selected, announcing "We get signal from anywhere."
  • In Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 (Yuri's Revenge),
  • In a promotional video for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, George Takei's character Emperor Yoshiro states "all your base are belong to us" as part of a techno mix.
  • In Conker: Live & Reloaded the words "All your base are belong to us" are written on a wall near the Tediz homebase in the multiplayer level 'Doon'.
  • In Counter-Strike 1.6 servers using AMX mod, when a player on the terrorist team plants the bomb on a de_ map, it will say "(Player who planted the bomb) has set up us the bomb"
  • In Empire Earth, one of the cheat codes is "All your base are belong to us", which gives 100000 resources each. Another code is "Somebody set up us the bomb", which makes the player instantly win a random map game.
  • In Escape Velocity Nova, a player can occasionally see CATS' ship flying around in space.
  • In Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, NPC attackers sometimes say "all your base are belong to us". There is also a Multiplayer "Capture the Flag"-Map called "All your Flags are belong to us".
  • In the Galactic Conquest Star Wars mod for Battlefield 1942, the Imperials can taunt "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" in victory.
  • In Guild Wars, one of the skills for the Warrior class is "For Great Justice".
  • In Halo: Combat Evolved, the phrase "All your base are belong to us" is visible in very small writing in the background of the menu screen, pointing to a schematic of an armor suit.
  • In the King's Quest 1 VGA remake by AGD Interactive, reading the note found in the witch's house will randomly display the message "All your base are belong to us."
  • In Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, when you go to uninstall the game with Windows XP (unconfirmed with other OS's) and click on "Support Info", a window will pop up that has the quote "All Your Base Are Belong To Us."
  • In Max Payne, a sign in the training level advertising a "Tar Cafe" gives its address as "615 ALL YOUR BASE ARE...".
  • In Mega Man Battle Network, at the Elecman.EXE scenario where the afforementioned Elecman corrupts the SciLabs computer systems, one of the corrupt programs (depicted as a green robot) taunts "All your base are belong to us!!", before challenging Mega Man to a battle in the cyberspace.
  • In Myth III, the samurai-themed Heron Guards shout "For great justice!" in acknowledgement.
  • In Neopets, one of the obtainable items is the "U-Bend of Great Justice". It bears the caption "The U-Bend of Great Justice will reflect between 80% and 100% of water-based attacks at an opponent, for great justice!". Neopets also has customised 404 error pages, one of which says "All your 404 are belong to us!".
  • In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, "For Great Justice" is the catchphrase of the Steel Samurai, the main character of an anime-parody TV show in the game.
  • PlanetSide, a MMORPG by Sony featuring in-game advertisement, ran an ad during August of 2005 which features an image of one of the game characters, and the words "All Your Base Are Belong To Us".
  • In Quake III Team Arena, an add-on level reads "All Your Base Are Belong To Us".
  • In Radical Dreamers (Demiforce's English translation) there is an "Extra Sekrit Bonus" cutscene called "Zero Wing", featuring the entire AYBABTU script. Lynx plays the part of CATS.
  • In Robopon 2, a non-player character says the phrase "All your vegetables are belong to me!" when talked to.
  • In Rome: Total War, when asked to be a Protectorate by a certain faction, the text "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" can be seen at the top of the screen. The phrase is also used by the Egyptian diplomat.
  • In Siege of Avalon a quest is named "06allyourbasearebelongtous". Also there are some comments in the speech data: "AstralGuardian.cnv: Default=Someone set us up the bomb." "MageTrainer.cnv: Default=All your base are belong to us." "TalkingTree.cnv: Default=Launch all zigs for great justice."
  • In SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, the message "Mission failed, all your base are belong to us" is given in the map "The Ruins" after someone tries to defuse the bomb and is killed before they can finish. This message is also given in SOCOM after the "Nightstalker" map is beaten, and in SOCOM 2 on other maps. The message is spoken at random after the end of a round by the female voice of "HQ".
  • In Sonic Robo Blast 2, a selectable multiplayer match level is Zero Ring Zone (spoofing Zero Wing) in which the music is similar to Zero Wing's and the message "ALL YOUR RINGS ARE BELONG TO US!" is displayed.
  • In Spider-Man 2, Mysterio taunts Spider-Man with "You have no chance to survive make your time".
  • In StarCraft, occasionally when playing on Battle.net you can see the phrase "All your base is belong to us!" followed by text that says something similar to "get right in your oppenent's face!" as an ad.
  • In a mod for Starsiege: Tribes, one of the messages displayed after getting knocked down online says "All your base are belong to (player)." Another message like this says "(player) set you up the bomb."
  • In Star Wars Galaxies, one of the various messages mining pirates say to you is "All your cargo are belong to us."
  • In Threads of Destiny IV, "Are you base are being to us" is found on Harold's Tombstone in the fictional town of Aris.
  • In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, one of the phrases displayed when the mission is a success is "All your base are belong to us".
  • In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, the player sees "All your base are belong to www.edgeofreality.com" as part of the game credits, and the phrase also appears spray-painted on a wall in one of the game environments.
  • In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, one of the messages displayed after getting knocked down online says "All your base are belong to (player)". Another message like this says "(player) set you up the bomb"
  • In Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3, one of the flight missions is titled "All Your Base".
  • In Warcraft III, the single player instant victory cheat code is "AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs", while the cheat code for instant defeat is "SomeBodySetUpUsTheBomb". Also, a banner that says "All your orc are belong to us" appears when you are signed on to Battle.net as an advertisement for the WarCraft III boardgame.
  • In XIII, the phrase "All your base are belong to us" can be seen repeating on a news ticker around parts of the main screen in the Missile Installation's (SSH1) War Room, before the fight with Mongoose, and just after Operation Total Red has resulted in a military coup of most of the USA's military bases has occured.
  • Unreal Tournament 2004: The custom "Junkyard Mech" skin for [11] has the phrase included twice: as one of several witty lines on its animated TV screen and as a taunt in its included voicepack. It is also mentioned in the UnrealScript programming language in the Pawn class. [12]
  • In Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble the description of the power-up "Red-Hot One Hundred Attack" is: "Unleash a flurry of punches. For Great Justice."
  • In EA Sports - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 there is a 50G achievment for unlocking all the trophy balls named "All your balls are belong to us"

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