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-->-- '''The Soldier'''
%%PLEASE, REMEMBER: Memes that don't explain where they came from will be deleted. Even if you think it's self explanatory, there are people who will not get it. There is no such thing as a universal meme.
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[[folder: Official Videos ]]

* '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHgZh4GV9G0 "It costs $400,000 to (insert inane action here)... for 12 seconds."]]'''[[labelnote:Explanation]]A snowclone, courtesy of the "Meet the Heavy" video. The original line is "It costs $400,000 to fire this weapon... for 12 seconds."[[/labelnote]]
** The fan-made description for the Heavy Duty Rag [[AscendedMeme brings this meme into the game proper]]: "It costs $400,000 to wear this bandanna for 12 seconds."
** '''BOOLIT'''[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Bullet" as filtered through Heavy's FunetikAksent.[[/labelnote]]
** "Some people think they can outsmart [insert noun here]. Maybe. Maybe. I've yet to meet anyone who can outsmart [insert another noun here]!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another snowclone. The original sentence is "Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe. Maybe. I've yet to meet anyone who can outsmart ''bullet''."[[/labelnote]]
** His "bullet" line enjoyed a brief resurgence thanks to ''VideoGame/BlazblueChronophantasma'' which features a new fighter called Bullet. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=886585 It didn't take long for some fanart to show up depicting that familiar scene, only replacing the actual bullet with a figurine of said female fighter.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42d0WHRSck "...Unless it's a farm!"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The end of the Soldier's rant in the "Meet the Soldier" video. Used to unfavorably compare something, such as: "And from that day forward, any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a Zoo/Tzu. ...Unless it's a farm!"[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNgNBsCI4EA "And if that don't work?]] [[MoreDakka Use more gun."]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The Engineer's advice in the "Meet the Engineer" video. Solves all problems.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=han3AfjH210 "I'm a grim bloody fable, with an unhappy bloody end!"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The Demoman's line at the end of the "Meet the Demoman" video. Yet another BadassBoast.[[/labelnote]]
** "Oh, they're gonna have ta glue you back together... IN HELL!"
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZDwZbyDus Professionals have standards]]: [[AffablyEvil Be polite.]] [[OneHitKill Be efficient.]] [[CrazyPrepared Have a plan to]] [[KillEmAll kill everyone you meet.]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]From the "Meet The Sniper" video. Actually a slightly modified version of the motto of the USA Marines, it is used as a general BadassBoast.[[/labelnote]]
** This has gotten a few videos turning that phrase around: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_aEMb_Iqug Be polite. Be polite. Have a plan to be polite to everyone you meet.]]"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcE_aKPXIlg "And now he's here to f(BLEEP) us!"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]From the "Meet the Spy" video, the warning that the BLU Spy gives to the BLU team about the RED Spy. Another general BadassBoast.[[/labelnote]]
** "No, that would be [[YourMom YOUR MOTHER]]!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]From the same video, the BLU Spy tells the BLU Scout that the latter's mother is the ''actual'' president of the RED Spy's fan club and proceeds to show photos of [[IBangedYourMom the RED Spy having sex with her]].[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lSzUMBJnc " me." "Later."]][[labelnote:Explanation]]In "Meet the Medic", this short exchange between the Medic and the BLU Spy's severed head (Spy: "Kill me!") prompted yet another ''[=TF2=]'' snowclone, generally used for anything that will probably never be done: (Such as "Make Half-Life 3." [[ScheduleSlip "Later."]])[[/labelnote]]
** "Are you sure [X] will vork?!" "I have '''''NO IDEA!'''''"[[labelnote:Explanation]] A conversation between the Heavy and the Medic. This prompted another snowclone, generally used when asked a question someone has no expertise in or doesn't want to answer.[[/labelnote]]
* I believe in magic![[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to the music used in Meet the Pyro, often in relation to something deemed glorious.[[/labelnote]]
** Pyro's mind is full of [X][[labelnote:Explanation]]Replacing what's seen through the Pyro's visor with pretty much anything[[/labelnote]]
* Now that the Source Filmmaker is released, remixing the Meet the Team videos to feature different characters or more characters is becoming popular. Usually ''Meet the Heavy'' and ''Meet the Soldier'', as these two and ''Meet the Engineer'' are the only ones that come packaged with the program.
** Ex: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dII9e5sK6jM Meet the Medvy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enFNimmwCN4&feature=relmfu Meat the Heavy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz_dj4u6pGA Stop Meeting the Heavy, etc.]]
** Also with the addition of Mann vs. Machine, people have been their own versions of Meet the Team with the Robot versions of the classes in the spotlight.
* "My blood! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMfzUZNXRbE H-he punched out all my blood!]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Offscreen hilarity from the "Meet the Sandvich" video.[[/labelnote]]
* "You would not ''believe'' how much this hurts."[[labelnote:Explanation]]Scout's line from the end of "Meet the Medic", which became a general phrase to refer to any injury or painful situation.[[/labelnote]]
* "I fear no [X]. But that... ''thing''... it scares me."[[labelnote:Explanation]]A snowclone from "Meet the Pyro", based upon Heavy's description of Pyro (wherein [X] is "man"). Used in reference to disturbing imagery, videos, etc., with [X] representing that particular form of media.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLlLQ3LmZWU "SEDUCE ME!"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The Spy repeatedly tries to teach Scout how to talk to a woman in Expiration Date. Predictably the lines were taken out of context and used for many jokes, particularly regarding Spy's Casanova reputation.[[/labelnote]]
** "We both got buckets of chicken, wanna do it?"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Scout trying to explain to the Spy that he's good with women. The scene then cuts to a flashback of the Scout hitting on a girl at a fried chicken joint with this line. The girl (who the Spy refers to as a "fried chicken tramp") says yes.[[/labelnote]]
** "I have done nothing but [action] [noun] for three days." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A snowclone based on one of Soldier's lines.[[/labelnote]]
*** "I TELEPORTED BREAD!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]A dramatic variant of the above, since the original line was "I've done nothing but teleport bread for three days." Believe it or not, in context it's a WhamLine. [[/labelnote]]
** [[CargoShip Soldier X Bucket OTP]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Soldier's affection for the bucket quickly led to jokes and/or shipping.[[/labelnote]]
* "Archimedes, no! It's filthy in there!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]In "Meet the Medic", Heavy is lying on Medic's operating table with a massive wound in his torso. Medic discovers one of his pet doves, Archimedes, playing in the wound and shoos the bird away with this line. In many YouTube videos featuring doves, at least one of the comments will reference this line.[[/labelnote]]


[[folder: Comics and Other Supplemental Material ]]

* SAXTON HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!!![[labelnote:Explanation]]The universe's MemeticBadass and CEO of Mann Co. in the supplemental material. There's a popular community-made mod where the entire RED Team fights against Hale.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.teamfortress.com/classless/hidden/hats/ Poor and Irish]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Since this game is meant to take place in the 1960's, the Irish get treated as AcceptableTargets in-universe.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2288983 Sitting Pyro]] from the Australian Christmas comic. (S)he came back for [[http://www.teamfortress.com/fateworsethanchess/#f=27 the Mann Vs. Machine update]], and as of June 11, 2014, the Sitting Pyro animation has officially been returned to the game files in combination with the Bread... we mean, the Love & War Update.


[[folder: Community-Created Stuff ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CEeVnSpI74 and hoovy]][[labelnote:Explanation]]A series of videos titled with the template "and (misspelled class)" consisting of a still image of a class (typically the class looks sad or serious) and some form of sad or serious music. It is a tradition for people to respond in the comments with a short, sad story to go with the video.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://i.imgur.com/f05xm.jpg Demopan]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The handsome fellow gracing the top of this page originally appeared in a reddit post entitled "[[http://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/ensgh/the_new_face_of_tf2/ The New Face of [=TF2=]]]", as well as [[http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1661306 a thread on Steam forums]], partly to ridicule how the game had evolved since its release by that point. He quickly became a MemeticBadass, appearing in numerous Website/YouTube videos since his debut, and causing the items he equips (namely, Bounty Hat, Dangeresque, Too?, Chargin Targe and Frying Pan) to become highly sought after.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://i.imgur.com/f05xm.jpg STOUT SHAKO FOR 2 REFINED]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Demopan's catchphrase, originated from the username seen on the infamous image. The name is also a trade request, with the Stout Shako referring to a hat wearable by the Soldier, and the refined referring to Refined Metal, a crafting ingredient which unofficially doubles as PracticalCurrency.[[/labelnote]]
* Machinima/PainisCupcake[[labelnote:Explanation]]A VideoGame/GarrysMod character resembling a soldier with a memorable style of movement (sliding around walls and floors while making shotgun sounds), and he [[ImAHumanitarian eats people]] after delivering his catchphrase "I am Painis Cupcake. I will eat you" (mashed together from several different voice commands), and a SlasherSmile. Spawned from a Website/YouTube video made using ''Garry's Mod'', quickly leading to several imitators and an even greater number of fan videos starring the "character". Seems to have created a pseudo-tradition of using music by Grant Kirkhope as background music for [=TF2=]/[=GMod=] videos.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoT-u-R5Zgk "Vagineer"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]When the Engineer's facial muscle sliders are set to a strange position, the Engineer's mouth twists into something resembling a vagina. In his earliest known appearance in a video by [=J16FOX=], Vagineer became an EldritchAbomination, and according to {{Fanon}} has many strange powers such as shooting his own limbs off at people and vomiting bile. He also only speaks in reverse, with the exception of occasional growls, and the word "Gottam". Like Painis Cupcake, several imitations have been made using similar facial muscle slider abuse and reverse speech.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HxlrXPSnjA Oddscout]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjwI1OmF5d4 It]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfFFiMbM85w Begins]].[[labelnote:Explanation]]Oddscout is another EldritchAbomination, inspired by [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]].[[/labelnote]]
* DED![[labelnote:Explanation]]A joke in VideoGame/GarrysMod animations where characters tend to announce their own deaths, mainly Scout citing that "I'm dead" or Heavy simply chiming in with "dead"[[/labelnote]]
** Now something of an AscendedMeme with Mann Vs Machine: Whenever a friendly player is killed, this will trigger specific voice responses from some of the game characters ''(note: only from Heavy, Medic, Engineer or Soldier, while the classes Sniper, Scout, Spy, Demoman and Pyro class lack these voice lines)'' who will yell, [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Medic_responses#Mann_vs._Machine_responses "[Class] is dead!!!"]] The Medic, who can't do jack shit on his own, is sounding especially desperate.
** Soldier gets this as well, with his "You were loud and ugly, and now you're DEAD!" and "You're dead, that's good, Amen." lines, which are sometimes mashed into such lines as "I / was / loud and ugly, and now / I'm / DEAD! / A-men." and "Dead that's good amen."
* (CLASS) IS (THING)[[labelnote:Explanation]]A fad which starts with a class saying something along the lines of "(Class) is (thing)!" (achieved by using the "Spy!" command when pointed at a particular person) or by saying "I am (Thing)!". The video then goes on to show that class being the thing. Originaly starting with ARMaster with "SCOUT IS DELICIOUS", it has since spawned many variations.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B36BXid7iQ0 "The Vicious Cycle of ____"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]A popular fad started by Website/YouTube user Raikujo, featuring lightning-fast killings of classes, usually in succession, set to "Bãtutã Din Moldova" from ''Rabbids Go Home''. Each one starts with a character running in, turning their head to see someone, then after the fanfare of the song begins, the mayhem starts. Each ends with the original character respawning. The unique feature of each video is the fact that it loops, caused by a glitch in Website/YouTube caused by using pause annotations at the very last frame of the video. ([=YouTube=] has now added a looping feature to the player, making these videos "last" much longer.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZywePiZOE8 Here]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fZywePiZOE8 are]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=moDs1GNZHhE some]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S4Buk79Cb1Y particularly]] [[SoBadItsGood "good"]] [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aySZD-cW7XU ones]] [[/labelnote]]
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzG_syyvWgc "Gunshot Briiiide..."]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] [[Music/{{Pendulum}} Pendulum's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04QpInkz9so Propane Nightmares]] is a pretty popular music choice for [=TF2=] skillshot clips, especially with projectile weapons like the Rocket Launcher and Grenade Launcher.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfCiOzL7cYs&t=6m57s '''UNLIMITED POWER!!!!''']][[labelnote:Explanation]]Popular meme of a player named Chozo who goes on a hilarious cursing rage allowing many memes such as the one above. The rage-induced player is often mentioned in [=TF2=] message boards and forums whenever someone mentions the best player of all time. [[IThoughtItMeant no relation to]] the [[Memes/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars meme]]. [[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuuwUwwv76o "____ in a Nutshell"]][[labelnote:Explanation]]An older fad started by [=NearElite=]. Each video basically sums up each map in under a minute. Each video is set to the music "Intruder Alert." Usually, the following is involved: ridiculous amounts of sentries, utter annihilation of the other team at chokepoints, and excessive amounts of Snipers. A lot of the time, the Snipers are stabbed by Spies that appear behind them, set to [[PlayingTheHeartStrings sad music]].[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRt39K-Q0Q4 The HWM models.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The HWM stands for "hard-ware morph", and in VideoGame/GarrysMod, when faceposing, the models produce more distorted results, particularly with VideoGame/TeamFortress2 models.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14 nope.avi]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The Engineer running up to the camera, his helmet inexplicably levitating, him saying "Nope.", then telescoping his neck after it like a turtle. Has seen plenty of use on message boards as "nope.avi" or an ASCII image whenever the context calls for someone answering in the negative. There's also "Yeah!", the opposite version where the Engineer's neck squashes downwards.[[/labelnote]]
** The Nope exclamation itself has become something of a meme even outside of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', often used in gameplay videos where some sort of well timed denial takes place, especially the NoSell sort.
* Smexuals[[labelnote:Explanation]]A trend of videos with titles that typically go along the lines of "sexual_class.filetype". These consist of HWM-ized faces in a black background and the use audio splices, often {{vulgar|Humor}} and {{surreal|Humor}}, of the subject class(es) and some others within the game. The trend had been popularized through the video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvvtFNkNCoQ sexual_heavy.wmv]]. The "sexual_class" snowclone later evolved to other adjectives like "slightly_provocative_heavy" and eventually into long, nonsensical phrases like "stu_pidface's_flatulent_extravaganza" The ".filetype" can refer to just about anything, whether real formats like ".wmv" or whatever word they want like ".wut" or ".stupid", etc. A sub-trend involves people making actual videos with animations matching those in the original, usually with messed up and slightly NSFW results.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hD-KZsmBl4&feature=watch_response_rev POOT DIS POW!]][[labelnote:Explanation]]A crossover meme with [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]. "Poo Tis Pow" is the Heavy's version of "[[MakeMeWannaShout Fus Ro Dah]]" using the Showdown taunt to fling enemies around. With proper timing, it is possible to pull this off in-game.[[/labelnote]]
* Making ''Team Fortress 2'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjjwurPNzDU versions]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xeac5AdbMWw Nathan Vetterlein's videos]], as he is the Scout's voice actor and provides videos frequently for animators to [=TF2=]-ize.
* Tentaspy [[labelnote: Explanation]]Depicting the Spy with octopus tentacles instead of legs.[[/labelnote]]
* The Scout Army[[labelnote:Explanation]]A [=YouTube=] Role-Playing community fad involving a large group of people with a deformed scout face (from "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDaMSk00wA Heavy and Scout think they are birds]]") as their profile icon. You can usually find them commenting on a (usually [=TF2=] related) video. Said profile icons usually have noticeable differences MS-painted over the picture, such as a pirate beard or a monocle; resulting in the commenters acting appropriately, a prime example of this fad taking place in a videos' comment section can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOCC5UwaMr0 here.]][[/labelnote]]
* Pop it, don't drop it[[labelnote:Explanation]] A ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement'' video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5BU44_h74 that teaches new players to learn that a popped uber is better than a wasted one]] had the Medic... well, doing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yz5BU44_h74&t=43 this.]] The phrase itself is much older, being a common piece of advice for new medics, but then [=YouTube=] user Crazyhalo, along with Chaofanatic and anangrysockpuppet, created [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j_qzQQWXos a replacement for the Medic and Heavy's Meet the Medic and Schadenfreude taunt]], respectively. Not only did this end up creating a small meme, but it ended up ''increasing the costs for the Meet the Medic taunt just because of how popular it was.''[[/labelnote]]
* Fake weapons stats.[[labelnote:Explanation]]On videos featuring weapons or non-weapon objects doing improbable things, fake stats are written up for them in the comments, to parody the game's stat balances. For instance, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5BU44_h74&t=0m29s The Marx-Mann's Crossbow]]: +300% Firing Speed. + Fires explosive bolts. + No reloading. - Bolts do not heal allies. - No crits." or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eygNgryTDXM The Warbarrow]]: +30% running speed. +30% explosive resistance. -50% turning speed. -Pusher cannot use weapons."[[/labelnote]]
* "_____ or ______?"[[labelnote:Explanation]]A trend of videos ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fzhPyDVleo Such as this one]]) consisting of two characters exchanging the two chosen titular phrases back and forth at each other (The phrase being the first syllable of a word followed by the same syllable in reverse, like "[=MeeM=]"), interrupted by a third character with their own phrase followed by reaction shots of the original two, and finally ending with a fourth character serving as a [[TheStinger Stinger]] of sorts. However, it's plainly obvious that the [[BodyHorror main attraction here isn't the voice clips]]. Also often accompanied by distorted and/or reversed music, as if just to highlight how alien they look and sound.[[/labelnote]]
* The Staregineer[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Engineer [[http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/044/3/f/staregineer_by_megaman196-d4pn60t.jpg with his goggles removed]] revealing his small beady sunken in eyes giving a very creepy blank stare. His goggles cannot be removed in game and can only be done by editing the model in Garry's Mod or Source Film Maker. Many fans find the Staregineer's appearance to be unsettling, often falling into the UncannyValley. Most of his appearances in videos will be accompanied with a ScareChord.[[/labelnote]]
* The Sewer Medic[[labelnote:Explanation]]Created by Website/YouTube user "gb7zone7". The Medic who dwells in any map with an AbsurdlySpaciousSewer. He is very territorial and will threaten any trespassers with [[CatchPhrase "Get away]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner from my]] [[PreMortemOneLiner sewer!"]] He tends to walk on all fours and his main mode of attack is screaming loudly causing his enemies to [[YourHeadAsplode explode.]] The Sewer Medic has spawned a few parodies usually being some form of "The [location] [class]."[[/labelnote]]
* Christian Brutal Sniper[[labelnote:Explanation]]The RED Sniper as a homicidal maniac and TortureTechnician. Often seen brutally killing and torturing other [=TF2=] characters and dissecting their bodies. He has a BLU Spy as an ally and his [[LeitMotif theme song]] is ’Millionaire’s Holiday’ by Combustible Edison. Sometimes he plays the song while torturing a victim a la ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. The CBS has gotten so infamous that he actually appears as an alternate character for Saxton Hale in "Vs. Saxton Hale" game modes along with other [=TF2=] freaks like the Vagineer.[[/labelnote]]
* big slappy[[labelnote:Explanation]][[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/167/487/337.jpg An image of a crazy legs Scout]]: his waist bends in a weird way that pronounces his ass. Often jokingly used as a counterpoint against [=TF2=] that it doesn't have "thicc girls".[[/labelnote]]
* Food Debates[[labelnote:Explanation]]A Website/YouTube video fad of several classes getting into debates over their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Foods]]. While the Heavy's love of his Sandvich is canon, the rest are usually taken out of context by editing sentences from in game quotes.[[/labelnote]]
** Heavy: Sandvich[[labelnote:Explanation]]Pick a Sandvich quote, any quote.[[/labelnote]]
** Scout: Pancakes[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Today aint your day, '''pancakes'''!"[[/labelnote]]
** Sniper: Gravy[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Oi, You're bleedin' '''gravy''', mate!"[[/labelnote]]
** Engineer: Bacon[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Hoooweee, makin' '''bacon'''!"[[/labelnote]]
** Demoman: Soup[[labelnote:Explanation]]"They're gonna have to bury what's left of you in a '''soup''' can!"[[/labelnote]]
** Pyro: Jell-O[[labelnote:Explanation]]One of his cries which is often misheard as "Helloooooooo".[[/labelnote]]
** Spy: Corn or Pie[[labelnote:Explanation]]"I'm going to gut you like a '''corn'''ish game hen!" and "Too bad this wasn't a '''pie'''-eating contest!"[[/labelnote]]
* Speaking of Spy: [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dgUbRpdUN1w&itct=CCEQ3DAiEwiB0dOA96_LAhWVH1gKHYvQCyFaGFVDSk4wamVRZmY3ZVNzNDVObDNQYkRfZw%3D%3D&client=mv-google&gl=PH&hl=en Suprise Buttsecks]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The spy's strategy is mostly backstabbing people and to do such, one must go behind the enemy player just to get the backstab. While doing such, it [[VisualInnuendo unintendedly looks like that he is performing buttsex on the victim.]][[/labelnote]]
* New Weapons Soldier [[labelnote:Explanation]] New Weapons Soldier is a character created by Gmod [=YouTuber=] Genowhirl 70 who usually appears at the end of his "Update X in a nutshell" videos, typically seen pleading for "new weapons plz?" and then [[SensoryAbuse screeching loudly]] in anger when his request is denied. His [[LeitMotif theme song]] is "Sky Funk" by Raxxo. [[/labelnote]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5v01iAfQvQ The "Tiny Desk]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sLwHisz8TU Engineer"]]. [[https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=790375930&searchtext=tiny+desk+engineer There's even an addon for Garry's Mod that adds the actual Tiny Desk Engineer including the Tiny Desk Dispenser!]]
* *square dance music* '''YEEEEEEEEEEEEE''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Youtube videos will infrequently feature the first bit of Engineer's "Yeehaw" voiceline played over a hyper sped-up version of the Square Dance song, accompanied with a similarly sped-up Engineer doing the Kazotsky Kick, and typically followed by [[MadeOfExplodium everything exploding]]. It likely originated (or at least, gained popularity) from Dr. Lalve's ''The (class) Guide'' series.[[/labelnote]]
* Joke maps [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=873560743 are]] [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=893877014 beginning]] [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/037d6118651207fb55b9968915b92679/tumblr_oo2c5tsK1m1vpmy59o1_540.png to]] [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=898704544 get]] [[https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=899335714&searchtext=highertower traction]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The meme probably started with the aforementioned cp_orange with 50 floors. It's beginning to expand into every other map.
* '''''[[{{Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure}} ZA HANDO]]''''' [[note]]A popular rename for the Hot Hand, helped in no small part by the fact that one of its attack animations is a downward swipe; [[ADateWithRosiePalms Other jokes]] are following in hot pursuit.[[/note]]
* "Oopsie! I made a big stinky! >w<" [[note]]The taunt for the Thermal Thruster has the Pyro [[FartsOnFire hold up a match to their rear end before turning on their jetpack thrusters]]. Combine this with the stereotype that [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom all Pyro mains are furries]] (for...some reason? Apart from [[AcceptableTargets that one]], of course) and you get [[NauseaFuel many, many cringeworthy jokes about fart fetishes]].[[/note]]
* "'''MEH-LON!'''"[[note]]Originating from an old VideoGame/GarrysMod video "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLLAs3dPzO8 SPY IS MELON]]", this phrase is widely associated with the Spy where in certain animations, [[TrademarkFavoriteFood he's obsessed with watermelons]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv79J91UJg0 Here's a good example.]] [[/note]]
* "[[BlackComedyRape Prepare your AINIS]]!" [[note]]Based off from the "[[MemeticMutation Prepare Your Anus]]" meme, which is featured in some Smexuals where Soldier is about to [[DisproportionateRetribution be involved molesting someone without apparent reason]].[[/note]]
* Abandoned Hydro Facility [[labelnote:Explanation]]Before the Meet Your Match update, tc_hydro was one of the least played maps in the game's history, despite being one of the six maps that shipped with it in the first place. This has led to it being depicted in Garry's Mod and Source Filmmaker videos as a deserted facility which is rarely, if ever, visited, making it a good place to hide something, or to live in isolation. [[/labelnote]]


[[folder: The Game Itself ]]

* Most of the characters' {{Catch Phrase}}s have attained memetic status, some of which have become {{Ascended Meme}}s. Outside of that, nearly ''all'' of their lines are fodder for [[StupidStatementDanceMix getting mashed up with each other and spat out in-game]], thanks to an easily accessible library of all the audio clips and a [[http://www.hlss.us/ couple]] [[http://www.hldj.org/ tools]] that allow playing back clips over mic chat.
** Pootis[[labelnote:Explanation]]'''Put dis'''penser here! --Heavy[[/labelnote]]
** Gottam[[labelnote:Explanation]]'''Gotta M'''ove that gear up! --Engineer[[/labelnote]]
** SPAH[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Engineer's pronunciation of "Spy".[[/labelnote]]
** Painis[[labelnote:Explanation]]"'''Pain is''' weakness leaving the body!" --Soldier; usually used in a similar context as "[[Memes/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Pingas]]" or as the aforementioned Machinima/PainisCupcake[[/labelnote]]
** MEEM![[labelnote:Explanation]]The "Medic!" call, usually taken from the Medic, with the first syllable edited to cycle forward and reverse. Also usually applied to the wooden target (usually Medic) boards from the game's practice mode. Said targets have been a recurring abomination in the VideoGame/GarrysMod animations[[/labelnote]]
** Piss![[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Sniper in some of his lines.[[/labelnote]]
* NEED A DISPENSAH HEAH![[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the Scout's lines is "Need a dispenser here". Not only is this an annoying command, especially for Engineers, it is augmented by the Scout's Brooklyn slur. Users have taken to spamming this command to annoy friendly Engineers, and numerous videos, parodies, and references appears in many other videos.[[/labelnote]]
* BONK![[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the sounds a Scout makes when scoring a melee kill. Numerous remixes involving repeated bonks can be found on Website/YouTube.[[/labelnote]]
* Rare Endangered Spycrab[[labelnote:Explanation]]Having the Spy equip his disguise kit, look upward, and crouch causes him to enter [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130325193931/lazy-purple-tf2nimals/images/9/95/Spahcrab_blu.png an amusing pose resembling a crab]]. Because they are supposedly "rare and endangered", players in on the joke will avoid killing Spycrabs... unless the Spy tries to abuse this to capture a point or kill many enemies. This became an AscendedMeme, as Valve left the glitch in and referenced it with a unique taunt, and appear as a poster in Carnival of Carnage.[[/labelnote]]
* "Spy's sappin' mah sentry!" (and any " in' mah !" combination thereof)[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Engineer's line when his Sentries are sapped, it has become an internet-wide snowclone used in nearly any conceivable situation, as long as someone is doing something to something.[[/labelnote]]
* Scout's resemblance to Creator/VinceOffer. Became an AscendedMeme in the form of some of his domination/revenge lines.
--> "If you order now, I'll throw in a second beating absolutely free!"
* "[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gentlemen.jpg Gentlemen]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]One of Spy's taunts, which became a meme after an image spread on /v/ that showed him attempting to smoke approximately 37 cigarettes at once. Variations include "Mentlegen" (a Spy emerging from the mouth of a Spy), and occasionally other classes with a mouth full of whatever is paired with their CatchPhrase. (For example, a Soldier with a mouthful of rockets, exclaiming "MAGGOTS", or a Heavy with a gobful of sandviches, shouting "POOTIS".)[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMQlpJ9i3Cs MOTHER FATHER GENTLEMEN]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Music/{{Psy}} released a new single called "Gentleman" on April 12 2013. Players caught the joke and went to work fast.[[/labelnote]]
* TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT[[labelnote:Explanation]]Started primarily on 4chan in anticipation for the eventual "Engineer Update", who was the last of nine classes to get any new weapons. Any time a minor update to [=TF2=] would occur in the coming weeks, people would often quote the above line.[[/labelnote]]
* "Can't [[CriticalHit crit]], so it's balanced."[[labelnote:Explanation]]Used to defend a fanmade weapon. Now it's used sarcastically to point out the unbalanced nature of other fanmade weapons.[[/labelnote]]
* Enjoy your AIDS![[labelnote:Explanation]]"AIDS" is the FanNickname for the Medic's virus attack in ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic''. Used whenever someone is infected. Also spread to ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' thanks to the "bleed" effect from the Sniper's Tribalman's Shiv, the Engineer's Southern Hospitality, and the Scout's Flying Guillotine, Boston Basher (Three-Rune Blade), and Wrap Assassin.[[/labelnote]]
* '''RAWKET LAWNCHAIR'''[[labelnote:Explanation]]A crossover meme with ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'', referring to Soldier's primary weapons, which are all Rocket Launchers. Mostly brought up when said Rocket Launcher rolls a critical hit, [[OneHitKill which only Heavy can survive without healing buffs.]][[/labelnote]]
* shoot jump crate, shoot jump crate, shoot jump spy crate.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A line of {{Engrish}} on Team Fortress 2's section in Steam Forums that gained memetic quality. It likely refers to the four things a player can expect to be doing most often: shooting enemies, jumping, checking for Spies, and managing the Mann Co. Supply Crates in your inventory.[[/labelnote]]
* Shahanshshnsansanhsanhsansha.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A meme where people apparently can't spell one of the Sniper's melee weapons, the Shahanshah, correctly. Or at all.[[/labelnote]]
* "This is Scout! Rainbows make me cry!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Spy mocking the Scout in one of his domination lines. Afterwards, there are quite a few videos and images that show, or imply, the Scout crying at the sight of a rainbow (and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]] in crossovers).[[/labelnote]]
** With ''Meet the Pyro'' and the introduction of the Rainblower, we have "This is Scout. Rainbows make me die!"
* Those people? They were [=F2P=].[[labelnote:Explanation]]Whenever a poorly-skilled enemy team is seen in a [=YouTube=] video, most players will claim that they were made up of poorly-skilled newcomers who joined when the game became free to play, or "[=F2P=]" for short. Lost almost all its relevance a few years later, when most players ended up being [=F2P=]. The term now refers to people who aren't Pay to Play, or P2P, which are people who have bought something from the Mann Co. Store. [[/labelnote]]
* ''Hat Fortress 2''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The game has '''a lot''' of hats, and the purchase and trading of hats became an enormous part of the community, to the point where nearly any mention of hats prompts a ''[=TF2=]'' joke. Reddit likes to refer to the game as a "war-themed hat simulator".[[/labelnote]]
** According to fans, the ''[=TF2=]'' dev team is obsessed with hats and does nothing else but work on hats all day. This has become an AscendedMeme, as even the developers discuss their obsession. Shown [[http://artpass.tf2maps.net/ in this comic]] and on [[http://tf2.com/post.php?id=3692&p=2 this blog post.]] They were also incredulous that ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' had no hats in it, so they snuck into the dev team's office [[http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=5325 to add some to the co-op mode]]. Also, regarding an update to the fan-made {{Retraux}} [[VideogameDemake demake]] ''Gang Garrison'':
-->It's pretty much better than ''[=TF2=]'' in every possible way now. Except for the total lack of hats. Guess we know who the real pros are around here.
** It has become such an AscendedMeme that, on certain pages of the offical ''[=TF2=]'' website, the game is described as a "War-themed hat simulator".
** And again in ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', where other characters refer to the RED Team as a group of "Lame hat wearers" while the RED Heavy points out how much he loves receiving hats after killing his enemies.
* "Slap my hand!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]When the High Five! taunt was added into the game, a new set of responses was recorded for the Spy for this purpose. Especially in the Garry's Mod world, it has been taken to memetic levels with the spy often posing for a high five.[[/labelnote]]
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebw6G6sIeHw Slap my ass!]]"[[labelnote:Explanation]]a popular doctored quote of the above, usually accompanied with sounds of the Soldier's [[WhipItGood Disciplinary Action]] and the yells of "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! YES! MON DIEU!"[[/labelnote]]
* "See? See!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Originated from the Demoman's response line, "See? I told ya they were a buncha wee lasses.", and resulted in the creation of a character, Seeman. Usually followed by the Soldier's version from "Now THAT is what I wanna see!", which has taken a similar life of its own as "Seeldier".[[/labelnote]]
** Might be an ascended meme, because Demo now has a coat named "Mann of the Seven Sees"
* "x is credit to team!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Based off of one of the Heavy's lines after going through a teleporter ("Engineer is credit to team!"). It is often quoted by players when teammates do badass feats or sarcastically when they indirectly screw others over.[[/labelnote]]
** Has now reached AscendedMeme status, because one of the bots in the offline practice mode is named [=CreditToTeam=].
* "EVERYONE! [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is STUPID magic!"]][[labelnote:explanation]]One of the Heavy's "Grand Duchess" set voice lines. Given that Gabe Newell is apparently a fan of the show, it's an AffectionateParody.[[/labelnote]]
* The [x] is a Spy![[labelnote:explanation]]The Spy can disguise himself as [[HilarityEnsues anyone or anything.]] In some Team Fortress 2 dubs, this was used as an expression of anger to someone else.[[/labelnote]]
* "Overtime! Overtime! Overtime! Overtime! Overtime! Overtime!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]If a control point is being captured just as the time limit runs out, the Announcer will declare "Overtime" and not end the game. A glitch emerged where she would yell "Overtime" over and over until it's captured or cleared of attackers. Valve fixed the glitch, but gave servers the option to reequip it if they liked.[[/labelnote]]
* FREEEEEE MONEY![[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the Medic's lines for Mann vs. Machine upon sighting the money dropped from destroyed robots. Flanderized by the fanbase to make the Medic [[MoneyFetish obsessed with money]][[/labelnote]]
* The Sniper's kangaroo wife.[[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the Soldier's domination lines over the Sniper is "I will send my condolences to your kangaroo wife!" The fans have had a lot of fun with this, ranging from the Sniper literally marrying a kangaroo to being wed to an anthropomorphic [[https://youtu.be/dzMq5_thk4o?t=4m51s kangaroo]] to [[RaisedByWolves his wife having been]] [[http://humon.deviantart.com/art/Kangaroo-Wife-148578041 raised by them]].[[/labelnote]]
* GET BEHIND ME DOCTOR![[labelnote:Explanation]]A line used when Heavy is being Ubercharged. The Heavy/Medic pairing is one of the most frequently used, often to the point of shipping and much HoYay[[/labelnote]]
* Invokum Gigantus Inmypantus![[labelnote:Explanation]]A blooper line from Medic's voice actor, for the 2013 Halloween special. The fanbase easily made [[GagPenis cock jokes and such]] out of it, expectedly.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Bread Fortress 2'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The "Love and War" update and Expiration Date video prominently feature bread in several ways, inevitably leading to jokes that bread are the new hats.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Conga Fortress 2'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The "Love and War" update added a variety of new taunts, with the Conga taunt being one of them. This taunt involves players doing the Conga, being able to join in a line. Large groups of players may be seen doing the Conga together in the middle of a map, often growing to both teams forming a giant Conga line.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Kart Fortress 2'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Scream Fortress 2014 brought the Carnival of Carnage map, in which at the end of every round, the teams battle each other while driving bumper cars.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Duck Fortress 2'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The End of the Line update letdown caused people to call the game this, as the update mostly revolve around collecting ducks.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Pyro Fortress 2'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]The Jungle Inferno update doubled as the Pyro's next main update, giving him a number of new weapons and a few contracts that anyone could do. Because of this, the game became absolutely flooded with Pyros of varying skill levels during and sometime after the event. While this happens with a lot of class-specific updates, the fact that Pyro is a contentious character in and of his own, and is notoriously unfun to fight in packs, has led to a lot of anger and jeering from other players.[[/labelnote]]
* The Gun Mettle update introduced reskins for many of the non-melee stock weapons, similar to the Arms Deal update from ''VideoGame/CounterStrike: Global Offensive''. This has led people to calling the game Team Fortress: Global Offensive, Team Strike: Global Fortress, or some other mashup of the two game titles.
* How to (action) as (class). [[labelnote:Explanation]]Used by new players or trolls asking how to do a certain action, usually specific to a certain class. The class will either have his name changed to something similar sounding or similar functioning. Examples include "How to fly as demonstration man", "How to focus as rifle hunter", and "How to go see-through as secret agent. [[/labelnote]]
* [[LuckBasedMission Random]] [[CriticalHit crits]] are [[SarcasmMode fair and balanced/fun]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Random crits are largely hated for making the game more about luck and less about actual skill. People will often quote this whenever they get killed by one, or even sometimes when they get kills with them.[[/labelnote]]
* BONUS DUCKS! [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the Looting Gallery bumper car minigame, crashing into another player will spawn bonus ducks. Sometimes Merasmus chimes in with that phrase.[[/labelnote]]
* I'm going to cut you like a cornish Gaben. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A {{Mondegreen}} of Spy's quote "I'm going to cut you like a cornish '''game hen'''. References the creator of the game, Gabe Newell, commonly referred to as Gaben.[[/labelnote]]
* "WE ARE IN THE BEAM" or "THE ENEMY IS IN THE BEAM" [[labelnote:Explanation]]In Watergate, whenever a player gets lifted by the UFO's beam, a text-to-speech voice says either one of these lines. The line itself is provided by [[http://www.acapela-group.com/ Acapela Group's WillFromAfar]], and was presumably there as a stand-in for Ellen [=McLain=] to redo. Fans took the voice and ran with it.[[/labelnote]]
* Gibus Engineer Wildlife Protectors (G.E.W.P) [[labelnote:Explanation]]Because of his defensive playstyle which rarely risks hand-to-hand combat (something new players shy away from for fear of getting killed), new players often play as Engineer, leading to many experienced players easily killing them due to poor building placement strategy. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jL8bKh92Zc One video]] uploaded by NISLT where a spy ''very'' thoroughly trolls such an engie wearing a Ghastly Gibus (a commonly worn hat by new players due to it being one of the few non-premium hats) ends with suggesting that Gibus Engies are an endangered species which works hard everyday to feed their families, and as such need to be protected. This led to a joke Steam group advocating their protection, as well as a Gibus Engineer Wildlife Haters counter-group, and an ongoing meme/in-joke in NISLT videos.[[/labelnote]]
* Heavy Trump. [[labelnote:Explanation]]With the new Heavy vs. Pyro update, people started comparing Heavy to Donald Trump. The main title of the war being "Make Heavy (or Pyro) Great Again" doesn't help matters much.[[/labelnote]]
** Burnie Sanders.
* "Fixed a bug where ''x'' could (task that ''x'' was intended to perform)." [[labelnote:Explanation]]When the Bison's single-enemy penetration was removed as a "bug", numerous mockeries of this change formed. ''x'' could be a weapon, a class, or even the game itself.[[/labelnote]]
%%* [[https://my.mixtape.moe/yghxvd.png Saxton Hale holding up a Contracker]] at the bottom of the Day 4 Inferno Update page is practically screaming to be used as meme fodder.

[[folder: Official Valve Statements ]]

* "After nine years in development, hopefully it will have been worth the wait." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A quote from Gabe Newell commenting on the DevelopmentHell that [=TF2=] has went through, and often used to mock the flaws in the game ''despite'' its long development period (and long life since launch).[[/labelnote]]
* "My favorite class is The Spy." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another quote from Gaben. Used semi-often when commenting about The Spy, especially when complaining about facestabs.[[/labelnote]]
* "Too confusing for new players" [[labelnote:Explanation]] The "End of the Line" update, or EOTL, was originally planned to have, amongst other things, a new map named CP_Snowplow, but was ultimately removed from that specific update due to Valve deeming the map "too confusing for new players". Mockery of this flimsy justification skyrocketed; resulting in countless videos, sprays, and players mocking this to hell and back within the first 12 hours of release. When Valve eventually added Snowplow to the Gun Mettle update, it all but confirmed the [=EotL=] team's suspicions that Valve hadn't actually seen the later release candidates and were judging the earlier, more terrible builds of Snowplow. That being said, Valve was at least right about Snowplow -- it really was very confusing, even to experienced players (an attack/defend map setup like a Payload Map...confusion ensues.)[[/labelnote]]
* "Neato" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Jill, a developer at Valve and the one who was managing the current Competitive Beta prior to its release in Meet Your Match update, made a post on Facepunch about the next Team Fortress 2 update. The post reads [[https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1508954&p=50494059&viewfull=1#post50494059 "The next update is going to be neato. (Am I doing this right?)"]]. Fans have taken to using the term "neato" when referring to Meet Your Match and anything relating to it.[[/labelnote]]