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%%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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!!Please add entries in the following format:
* The meme. [=[[=]labelnote:Explanation[=]]=]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[=[[/=]labelnote[=]]=] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Like this.[[/labelnote]]
** Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
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!!!General series memes
* [[ItemGet DUH-NUH-NUH-NAAAAAAAAAAA]] [[labelnote:Explanation]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmgon9MH6Fw The series' iconic]] ItemGet jingle.[[/labelnote]]
** DUH-nuh-nuh-NUH-nuh-NAAAA [[labelnote:Explanation]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDPT6Ehq_bI The series' iconic]] "puzzle solved" jingle.[[/labelnote]]
* It's [[FairyCompanion Tingle]]! [[AmericansHateTingle Get the angry mob ready]]! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The Tingle character is seen as crude, horrible to look at, acts like a ManChild, and is simply hated by the Western audience overall. However, Japanese gamers love Tingle. This is why the AmericansHateTingle trope exists.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/newfags-cant-triforce Newfags can't triforce.]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]] meme referencing the Triforce of Power, Wisdom, and Courage, a recurring theme throughout the series. Due to the formatting used on the site, getting three triangle characters to display as a Triforce symbol takes at least a basic understanding of using HTML character codes, which most new users don't.[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''
* Various quotes, oddly worded at best and [[BlindIdiotTranslation downright mangled and cryptic]] at worst, including:
** "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by the old man who gives you your first sword.[[/labelnote]]
** "Dodongo dislikes smoke." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by the old man in a dungeon. He's trying to tell you to [[FeedItABomb feed Dodongo a bomb]] or to blind it with the bomb's smoke.[[/labelnote]]
** "Grumble, grumble..." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A monsters says this, [[GuideDangIt not getting across that you're supposed to give him food]]. Many English-speaking fans assume that it's supposed to be a growling stomach, but that's not what the Japanese text shows.[[/labelnote]]
** "It's a secret to everybody."[[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by the moblins hiding in caves who give you money. Why do they give you money? [[EpilepticTrees Who knows?]] Maybe they're rebelling against Ganon and trying to help you on your quest. [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily Maybe they're actually bribing you to keep a secret.]][[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''
* I am Error. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Bizarre introduction by an unfortunately-named NPC. He actually has minor relevance to the plot. And it isn't {{Engrish}}; he was called Error as a Programming In-Joke, since someone else's name was 'Bug' but badly Romanised.[[/labelnote]]
* If all else fails [[PlayingWithFire use fire]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Useful hint.[[/labelnote]]
** You have water come to my house. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Characters tend to help you if you bring them useful items. Some items are not so useful.[[/labelnote]]
* [[GameOverMan GAME OVER - RETURN OF GANON]][[labelnote:Explanation]]What the GameOver screen says after you run out of lives, followed by a picture of a shadowy Ganon revived and laughing. [[NintendoHard You will be seeing this a lot.]][[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''
* I love the Power Glove, it's so bad.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A joint meme with, and referencing Film/TheWizard, with an item [[NamesTheSame that happens to share its name]] with the NES accessory made by Creator/{{Mattel}} (Link later finds an upgraded version called the Titan's Mitt).[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''
* Link checked the chest. Wow! This is a nice chest!

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
* [[MostAnnoyingSound Hey! Listen!]] [[StopHelpingMe Hey! Listen!]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=42 Hey! Listen!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The level of irritation caused by Navi is considered the standard by which all annoying video game sidekicks must be judged.[[/labelnote]]
* Don't tell my father. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Ruto goes into a dungeon alone in ''Ocarina of Time''. Contrary to her wishes, you must tell her father in order to continue.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIz4rPdnpOo WHAT A HOT BEAT!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Darunia of the Gorons has a dance sequence. That's all the context you're getting.[[/labelnote]]
* [[spoiler:Sheik]] is the most epic reverse trap in the history of video games. [[labelnote:Explanation (spoilers)]]Debate continues to this very day as to Sheik's sex, and despite ''multiple'' WordOfGod on the subject (and the fact in Ocarina of Time Sheik actually transforms into Zelda right in front of you, and she clearly tells you that she was Sheik the whole time) many still refuse to believe that Sheik is actually Zelda.[[/labelnote]]
* HOLY CRAP! [[UrbanLegendOfZelda THERE'S AN UPSIDE-DOWN TRIANGLE ON LINK'S SHIELD! THE FOURTH PIECE IS OUT THERE!]]
** Even the rumor of finding the Triforce in ''Ocarina of Time'' is memetic. [[FandomBerserkButton But we all know what happens to those who say things like this...]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]In-game, it is stated that the Triforce resides in Link's heart. There is no physical Triforce in the game.[[/labelnote]]
* Did you get all that?
** >No
** Yes
** Do you want to hear what I said again?
*** >Yes
*** No [[labelnote:Explanation]]The owl in ''Ocarina of Time'' goes on long-winded speeches... [[ShallIRepeatThat and frequently tricks the player into listening to them more than once.]][[/labelnote]]
* Song of Storms [[labelnote:Explanation]]A song that has become famous for being addicting to hear.[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''
* Dawn of the ''x''th Day - ''y'' Hours Remain [[labelnote:Explanation]]Often used as a countdown to highly anticipated events. (The fact that the original game uses these screens as a countdown to imminent doom never seems to occur to anyone.)[[/labelnote]]
* You have met with a terrible fate, haven't you? [[labelnote:Explanation]]Happy Mask Salesman's speech once you run out of time and the Moon crashes on Termina, but he brings you back to day one.[[/labelnote]]
* BEN.DROWNED [[labelnote:Explanation]]A memetic catchphrase spawned from a now-dead creepypasta related to this very game.[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''
* Hoy, small fry! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The fishmen who fill out Link's Sea Chart use this as their CatchPhrase, and this is always their first line. Considering that the fishmen give useful hints towards OneHundredPercentCompletion and that a fully mapped out Sea Chart has its own benefits...expect to read this line a lot.[[/labelnote]]
** Che~yyy! [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is the voice effect the fishment make when they say their CatchPhrase.[[/labelnote]]
* '''''C'MON!!!''''' HeroicMime, ''subverted''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]How Link tells a Tower statue/Medli/Makar to follow him if they weren't already.[[/labelnote]]
** '''''Meow!''''' Likewise.[[labelnote:Explanation]]This is what Link does to make a would-be thief think he's just a cat. If she can't see him, that is.[[/labelnote]]
* [[{{Mondegreen}} CHICKACHICKACHICKA]][[labelnote:Explanation]]The entirety of the background music of the battle against the boss, Molgera, has a lot of chicka, as heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwonnfGpuyU here]][[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''
* Twilight [[EightPointEight 8.8]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The fan rage when ''Twilight Princess'' was given a score of 8.8 out of 10 was large enough to spread across the internet. Also a TropeNamer.[[/labelnote]]
* "I know you have bugs....." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Agitha the Bug Princess whenever you leave her house with new bugs you haven't given her.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JPuiS3-TWs NOT TAKE MIRROR!]] [[labelnote:Explanation (Spoiler)]]After getting to the second mirror shard in Snowpeak Ruins, Yeta the Yeti gets corrupted by its influence and does not allow Link to take it, screaming the quote to them with a terrifying face.[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''
* Demon Lord [[FanNickname Debbie]] is so ''[[SissyVillain fabulous]]''.
** I think you mean [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry FURIOUS!]] [[MilkingTheGiantCow OUTRAGED!]] [[EvilIsHammy SICK WITH ANGER!]]
** Ghirahim's [[OverlyLongTongue tongue.]]
** ''This news has just filled my heart with rainbows!''
** Ghirahim is a veritable FountainOfMemes. No exceptions.
* And now in the same vein of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]], we have: [[EightPointEight *Something* Score: 7.5]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]The score [=GameSpot=] gave. Not by the same guy though.[[/labelnote]]
* Have you been getting your Gratitude Crystals from the thankful women? [[labelnote:Explanation]]Strange little plot coupons given to you by completing quests.[[/labelnote]]
* Wanna play the "How loud can you scream" game? [[labelnote:Explanation]]A friendly monster that kidnapped (but not really) a child likes playing this game. Alone. [[UnfortunateImplications With a child.]][[/labelnote]]
* There is a __% chance... [[labelnote:Explanation]]Fi likes statistics.[[/labelnote]]
* Think about what you can do with a stranded girl and mushrooms. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A girl gets trapped on an island because her Loftwing was injured. You need to give it medicine, which is Mushrooms.[[/labelnote]]
* The Bokoblin's / Moblin's undergarments. [[labelnote:Explanation]]They're apparantly so obsessed with their cheetah print underpants that according to Fi, they can literally COME BACK FROM THE DEAD DUE TO THEIR ATTACHMENT TO THEM.[[/labelnote]]
* The Legend of Groose: The Groosenator of Grooseland [[labelnote:Explanation]]Groose has become the resident MemeticBadass[[/labelnote]]
** The Legend of Groose: [[AnimeHair Skyward Hair]]
* [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward]] Sword [[labelnote:Explanation]]A series of photoshops replacing various things with Squidward and other characters from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''[[/labelnote]]
* Zelda likes to push Link off of cliffs. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In-game, she pushes Link off of a cliff. Twice. Jokes are often made that this is Zelda's way of either showing affection toward, or friend-zoning, Link, among other things.[[/labelnote]]
* Groose's theme goes with everything. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Similar to Guile's theme, Groose's theme has been used for a variety of things.[[/labelnote]]
* Before the game came out, fan speculation on the then-unnamed Fi ran amok, culminating in her being called 'Steve'.
* "WE HATE YOU GROOSE!" "Groose, you're awesome!" [[labelnote:Explanation]] Many players hated Groose at the start of the game for how he bullied Link and got in the way of one of the most popular ships in video game history. However, as Groose was given a healthy amount of character development and more than one chance to display that he genuinely cared for Zelda, he grew on fans. By the time he stopped pining for her and started supporting Link as a good friend, he became one of the most popular characters in the game.[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''
* "Mumbo jumbo, mumbo jumbo..."[[labelnote:Explanation]]The masked cult in Lorule's CatchPhrase.[[/labelnote]]
* "GIMME BACK MAH RUPEES!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by a Hinox in Lorule if [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential if you refuse to spare him]].[[/labelnote]]

!!!''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' (non-canon)
* MAH BOI! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The King is actually saying "My Boy". The King's lines are often a source of parody videos on Website/YouTube.[[/labelnote]]
** "This peace is what all true warriors strive for."
** "I wonder what's for dinner?"
** "After you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule, then we can talk about mercy!"
* "Squadala!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Said by Gwonam, a wizard from The Faces of Evil as he flies off with his carpet.[[/labelnote]]
* "Lamp oil? Rope? Bombs? You want it? It's yours, my friend, as long as you have enough rubies." [[labelnote:Explanation]]Morshu from The Faces of Evil.[[/labelnote]]
** "Sorry, Link. I can't ''give'' credit. Come back when you're a little... MMMMM... ''richer''!"
* "You DARE bring light to my lair?! YOU MUST DIE!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Lines said by Ganon once you face him in The Wand of Gamelon or The Faces of Evil[[/labelnote]]
** "Join me, Link, and I will make you a Face[[labelnote:*]]Often written as [[{{Mondegreen}} "your face"]][[/labelnote]], the GREATEST in Koridai! Or else you will '''DIE'''."
** "'''NO'''! Not into the pit! IT BUUUUUURNNSSS!!"
* "I can't ''wait'' to bomb some Dodongos!"
* Actually, let's just say every single line from the CD-I games is a meme.
--> ''"And I thought Zelda CD-i was the lowest form of YouTubePoop."''

!!!Other
* [[WebVideo/BenDrowned You shouldn't have done that...]]
* [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Well, excuuuuuuuse me, Princess!]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Link's retort whenever Zelda mocked him in the animated series.[[/labelnote]]

!!!Fandom Memes
* "[[FandomBerserkButton GANNON-BANNED]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A satirical punishment doled out to ''Zelda'' fans (sometimes {{troll}}s) who get details wrong regarding the series.[[/labelnote]]
* '99% Confirmed.' [[labelnote:Explanation]]Shortly before E3 2010, the website Zelda Informer posted a bunch of "inside info" about the then-upcoming ''Skyward Sword'', known at the time simply as "Legend of Zelda." The header for the image was the early artwork with "99% Confirmed" printed over it in big, bold letters. Their alleged source? Someone whom they claimed was Miyamoto's English translator... [[EpicFail whom they also said happened to be German.]] A few days later, E3 came along and debunked all of their claims, prompting the main moderator of the site to post a video where he seemingly shoved a Wii Remote up his nose, which he said he would do if he was wrong. The website has yet to live it down, and "99% confirmed" has become a joke on other fansites, even non-Zelda ones.[[/labelnote]]
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