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{{iboriginal|kerryspirit|Kerry Summons a Fire Spirit}}
{{ibdate|October 2004|October 7, 2004}}
|title1=Bush Summons a Fire Spirit
|title2=God summons a Fire Spirit
|title4=Metatron summons a fire spirit!
|title5=Vladimir Lenin Summons A Communism Elemental
{{ibt|Music used}}
{{ibm|Clint Mansell|[http://ytmnd.com/assets/65195aea95f45aab3ab98f036ffe5994 Requiem for a Tower]}}
{{ibm|Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis|[http://ytmnd.com/assets/1b748eae34036714789b2620021b06a5 Navras]}}
{{ibm|Hans Zimmer|[http://ytmnd.com/assets/8a6520280945be9393194c18f9eeb692 Roll Tide (Theme from Crimson Tide)]}}
{{ibm|Craig Armstrong|[http://ytmnd.com/assets/b28c14aad1a0d10564026984cd49dff8 Escape]}}
{{ibm|Nightwish|[http://ytmnd.com/assets/f7aab9918facacffb742832a5a3cb701 Ghost Love Score]}}
The '''Summon''' fad usually involves a picture of someone "summoning" a fire spirit into existence. The fire spirit often appears between the person's hands. The original was "{{ytmnd|goresummon|Al Gore Summons a Fire Spirit!!!!!}}" by Phange and did not feature ''[[w:The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' film trailer score now associated with the "summoning" YTMNDs, but instead featured a remix of the Zero Wing theme heard in the [[All Your Base]] flash animation.
The fad truly took off two months later, with the creation of "Kerry Summons a Fire Spirit" by paphan, which for the first time utilized the trailer music (a re-orchestrated version of the musical theme from the film ''[[w:Requiem for a Dream|Requiem for a Dream]]'') in the "summoning" context. Incidentally, ''The Two Towers'' trailer music later resurfaced as "Requiem for a Tower".
Sites didn't really take much effort, as the only thing modified in most of these images was the addition of a red "fire spirit".  Some sites had different spirits being summoned, mainly as a joke.  Early sites picked on many politicians since the original one was John Kerry.  Later on, animated sites became popular including "Conan...SUMMONS A FIRE SPIRIT".  The fad would die down in early 2005, but not until bringing in a major slew of fad music that would be used in the years to come.
== Music choices ==
''The Two Towers'' trailer theme wasn't the only popular choice of music for the fad.  Many other tracks were used, the most popular including:
"Navras" - Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis
* Used in {{ytmnd|godsummonsfirespirit|God summons a Fire Spirit}} <br>
"Roll Tide" - Hans Zimmer
* Used in {{ytmnd|conansummons|Conan...SUMMONS A FIRE SPIRIT}} <br>
"Escape" - Craig Armstrong
* Used in {{ytmnd|leninsummon|Vladimir Lenin Summons A Communism Elemental}}
"Ghost Love Score" - Nightwish
* Used in {{ytmnd|bowsersummonsboulderspirits|Bowser Summons Boulder Spirits}}.  This was the first site to ever use the now infamous "EPIC" theme.
All five tracks were included on the YTMND Soundtrack. "Requiem for a Tower" and "Navras" were included on Volume 5. "Roll Tide" is on Volume 3, "Ghost Love Score" is on Volume 6, and "Escape" on Volume 2.

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