Forever Alone is an exploitable rage comic character that is used lớn express loneliness and disappointment with life. The face has also been used as an advice animal & inspired the creation of the snowclone template "Forever an X."


Forever Alone is considered one of the first major rage comic spin-off characters lớn be creater after the original Rage Guy, which first sprang up on 4chan in 2009. According to various sources, the original comic was uploaded in a thread titled "April Fools" by FunnyJunk user Azuul on May 28th, 2010 (shown below). While the original artist has not been confirmed, Dictionary.com<24> cites Dominic Vanner as the illustrator behind the character.

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In early June 2010, another instance featuring a bachelor salaryman was posted on 4chan (shown below, left). On August 5th, 2010, Redditor L_E_G_E_N_D posted a Forever Alone rage comic titled "Prom FFFUUUU"<14> (shown below, right), receiving over 275 up votes và 70 comments prior to lớn being archived.


By September 2010, there were over 23,000 image results for "Forever Alone" on FunnyJunk<3> & over 50,000 on Tumblr.

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<4> On September 11th, single topic blog Forever Alone Comics<19> was launched khổng lồ curate the growing collection of four-pane comics. On September 15th, the /r/foreveralone<23> subreddit was created, which received over 25,300 subscribers in the next three years. In early October, Forever Alone received mentions in several blogs, including Geekosystem<5>, Memebase<15> & Uproxx.<16> Meanwhile, the meaning of term "Forever Alone" gradually expanded from a rage comic reference to the more general statement of being alone. On February 13th, 2013, the International Business Times<22> published a slideshow of notable Valentine"s Day Forever Alone comics và image macros. As of February 2013, a Facebook<21> page titled "Forever Alone" has received over 7.2 million submissions.