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"I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say."
Nappa, and later Super Kami Guru, Android 16note  and Perfect Cellnote , Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged

You know this person. We all do. Ohhh yes. Even though you haven't even watched the show, even if you have no idea which video game they're from, you know them and have every one of their lines memorized. Their every word has a place in lulzy eternity.

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This person — nay, this deity of popular culture, can come in many forms, but regardless of form, He or She is known as a Fountain Of Memes.

Be it due to Narm Charm, Large Ham-ness, or simply due to their own glorious badassery, every line this sacred being spouts is an instant Memetic Mutation, to be repeated by the Internet-savvy throughout the ages.

For more information regarding these characters' holy exploits, see Memetic Badass and similar pages. See also Youtube Poop for practical applications of their blessed dictions.

When in doubt about examples, keep in mind the Rule of Three. There's no specific cutoff point for awesomeness, but three Memetic Mutations is generally a good baseline. It is also recommended, though not required, that you give us a sample of the character's works, so we too may revel in their awesomeness.

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The name is a pun on the Fountain of Dreams from the Kirby series.

Compare Reference Overdosed. See also Notable Quotables.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Kamina of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Nearly everything he says is a meme. And putting his epic sunglasses on anyone (or anything) makes them instantly badass. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE IS?!
    • Hell, he's even a Fountain of Memes in-universe. His Team Gurren symbol, his Catch Phrases, his glasses, his speeches, his very methods of speaking and posing are all adopted by the human species as the very pinnacle of manliness, to the point that they named the first city on the surface Kamina City.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has Dio Brando and his infamous Finishing Move:
    • Many of Dio's quotes from David Production adaptation became iconic thanks to over-the-top performance of Takehito Koyasu. Probably the most famous ones are "ROAD ROLLER DA!", as well as rapid-fire "MUDAMUDA" sequence, both of which can be seen here.
    • From Part 1, Speedwagon's Large Ham tendencies also produced a number of memes. For example, the narration stating "Even Speedwagon is afraid!" superimposed over Speedwagon's terrified face, or Speedwagon narrating himself leaving the scene with "Speedwagon withdraws coolly." The anime has only increased his popularity, due to his voice actor hamming it up with the best of them.
    • Anything and everything done by Joseph Joestar in his various appearances. While he gets plenty of memorably memetic lines in Battle Tendency ("NIGERUNDA YOOOO, SMOKEEEEY!" "Your next line will be...") he arguably becomes even more comically memetic by the time of Stardust Crusaders ("HOOOLY SHIIIT!" "SONODABEEEECH!").
  • Osaka from Azumanga Daioh. So many scenes featuring her have become memetic; there are at least three YTMND memes involving her. And then there's the Macintosh ad parody from AMV Hell. And none of those are even actual lines of dialog; though she's got a fair number of those as well, she's far more well-known for her Crowning Moments of Funny, up to and including her knife-Yukari scene.
  • Hellsing: Jan Valentine.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: Tsuruya, nyoro~n.... :3
    • Haruhi herself too.

    Comic Books 
  • I'm the Goddamn Batman and I can breathe in space. Oh, and my parents are DEEAAAAAAD!!! Not to mention "I'm Batman!", though that was mainly from the first film.
    • His sidekick Robin was also known for saying, "Holy [relevant pun]" but that was more due to the TV series from the '60s.
  • The Doomguy from Doom. The entirety of the comic is memetically quotable, his inner and outer monologues making up the whole text. Who's a man and a half!?!
    "Who's the man? I'm the man! I'm a bad man! How bad? Real bad! I'm 12.0 on a 10.0 scale of badness!"
    "Yeah, that's your spinal cord, baby! DIG IT!"
    "Rip and tear! Rip and tear your guts! You are HUGE! That means you have huge guts! RIP AND TEAR!"
    "Ahh! Chainsaw! The great communicator!"
    "Now I'm radioactive! That can't be good!"
  • Then there's me, Deadpool, naturally. There's just too much to list here. Also of note is my inclusion in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. See this section on that page's YMMV tab? Approximately 75% of those phrases were uttered during the first peek at the game.
  • Furmanisms. Can they do no less?
  • Superman, although much of his memetic things began in other media, he originated in the comics. In any case, there's an entire lexicon of taglines and catch-phrases from and about him, as well as imitative behavior.
    • Catch phrases and taglines:
      • "Look, up in the sky!"
      • "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!"
      • "Up, up, and away!"
      • "This looks like a job for Superman!"
      • "You will believe a man can fly!"
      • His boss Perry White's catch phrases "Great Caesar's Ghost!" and "Don't call me Chief!" also caught on in the '50s.

    • Imitative behavior
      • To this day, kids drape capes (or bathroom towels) on their backs and run around pretending to fly.
      • Removing your glasses and/or running out of a room unbuttoning your shirt sometimes mirror his transformation from Clark to Superman.
      • Winking at an audience after pulling a fast-one on your co-workers mirrors the end of many early installments.
      • Not quite imitative behavior, but the idea of the character changing in a phone booth, which only occurred a handful of times in story, and almost never in the actual comics, caught on to the point where it was lampooned in 1978's Superman with Clark running past a payphone and looking at it funny.

  • Spider-Man is another classic example of a character with scads of catch phrases and trademarks.

    • A common meme centers around taking screencaps from the 1960's Spider-Man cartoon show and recaptioning them, often with profanity and/or sexually suggestive materials.

    • Catch Phrases
      • "My spider-sense is tingling!"
      • "With great power comes great responsibility!"

    • Trademark behavior
      • Spinning webs, often to swing on.
      • Climbing walls (which you can imitate by crawling on the floor, I guess).
      • Not to mention, he often appropriates Superman's shirt-rip, as do most superheroes.
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    Fan Works 
  • The incomparable Enoby Draknes Dimenta Rave Way (Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way), "goff" protagonist of My Immortal.

    Film 
  • Samuel L. Jackson. If he's in it, he'll not only create a few memes, but also a Memetic Badass in the process.
    • That certain scene in Pulp Fiction is a meme from start to finish. Starting from about 4:30, there are five memesnote  in 58 seconds.
    • The Incredibles:
    • He also needs to know where his super suit is, because he needs it for the greater good!
      • GREATER GOOD? HIS WIFE WAS THE GREATEST GOOD HE WAS EVER GONNA GET!
    • And he has had it with these memetic snakes on this memetic plane (Snakes on a Plane).
    • He recognizes the Council has made a decision. But given that it's a stupid-ass decision he's elected to ignore it (The Avengers (2012)).
    • And he will not grant Anakin the rank of master, even though he is on the council (Star Wars).
  • 300: Leonidas' "THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA!" and "Tonight we dine in HELL!", the former being a former Trope Namer.
  • Scarface, aka Tony Montana: "Say Hello to my little friend!"
  • Dr. Evil of Austin Powers could buy this trope if he had *pinky raise*... one miiiillion dollars!
    • Seriously, someone throw him a frickn' bone here!
    • And if you are going to argue with him, he'll 'shh' you or tell you to zip it.
  • Bruce Campbell has spawned more than a few. Notably, "This Is My Boomstick!" from Army of Darkness is a classic meme of geekdom.
  • Humphrey Bogart, especially in Casablanca. Indeed, lines like "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." and "Here's lookin' at you kid." are so iconic most people who've heard of them have no idea of any context.
  • Tropic Thunder: Kirk Lazarus, LEAD FARMER, MOTHERFUCKER! (Never go full retard.)
    • Les Grossman who asks you to take a step back, and literally fuck your own face, or he'll fuck you up!
    • You know why? Because a nutless monkey could do your job.
  • R. Lee Ermey has spawned many, many memes, as various characters and as himself, maggot!
  • Mel Brooks has made a career out of memes, with nearly all of his films containing at least a handful.
  • Jim Carrey is another who has made a career full of memes.
  • Drax the Destroyer from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Guardians of the Galaxy:
    • Memes don’t go over his head. His reflexes are too fast; he would catch it.
    • Finger to the throat means death!
    • He, too, is extraordinarily humble.
    • Where is his best meme?
      • I’ll do you one better: What is his best meme?
      • I’ll do YOU one better: WHY is his best meme?
    • Die, meme of death!
    • Of course none of this matters. You can’t see any of these words. Drax’s entry is so still, it’s invisible.
      • Hi, Drax!
      • ...Damn it.
  • Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (as well as any of his scenes from prior MCU films), literally every single line and scene of his from his initial appearance in the first trailer for the movie have become a meme, including those not even in the final film. It has gotten to a point where it might be hard to take him seriously watching the film now despite the character being a dreaded Knight of Cerebus and Hero Killer in-universe.
    • For perspective, the "Thanos did nothing wrong" subreddit is the second largest MCU sub reddit even after banning half it's users. While it now hosts other Marvel memes, it's userbase is still coming up with Thanos based meme templates and there is now a project to make every single one of Thanos's lines into a meme template.
  • The Joker in The Dark Knight, as played by Heath Ledger, to the point that every line he says in that film is a meme. Heath Ledger's script in that movie was one big meme. Considering that the Nolan-verse Joker has been theorized to be a personification of lulz itself, this may not be so surprising.
  • The Dark Knight Rises: Bane's managed to follow in the Joker's footsteps and spawn a bunch of memes.
  • Batman (1989): Jack Nicholson's Joker was even more quoted, even a Trope Namer (Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?). This town needs an enema.
  • Mae "Is that a pistol in your pocket Or Are You Just Happy to See Me??" West, both as a character and as herself.
  • Inigo Montoya from the The Princess Bride is so meme-worthy that he named five different tropes (and a half).
  • ALL of Star Wars, especially the prequels. There's even an entire subreddit dedicated to prequel memes. The biggest providers being Emperor Palpatine (who is in a category of his own called Sheevposting), Anakin and Obi-Wan.
    • "I AM THE SENATE."
    • "I have the high ground!"
      • "You underestimate my power!"
    • "I don't like sand. It's course, it's rough, it's irritating, and it gets everywhere."
    • "Hello there"
    • "General Kenobi! You are a bold one!"
    • "Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise?"
    • "[X] will make a fine addition to my collection"
    • "It's treason then."
    • "He was a good friend..."
    • You know Star Wars has reached this status when the fact that almost every line in the prequels seems to be a meme is, in and of itself, a meme.
    • ARE WE BLIND? DEPLOY THE KRENNIC MEMES!
  • The So Bad, It's Good Kung Pow! Enter the Fist is remembered largely because it's almost never ending fountain of quotable lines.
  • Street Fighter: For you, the day Bison graced TV Tropes with his presence was the most important day of your life... But for Me, It Was Tuesday.
  • Agent Sands from Once Upon a Time in Mexico. In fact, it'd probably be quicker to list the Johnny Depp roles that aren't one of these.
  • BRIAN BLESSED can create memes FROM HIS SHEER PRESENCE!
  • Christopher Walken: uh-Christopher. uh-Walken. He's un-FUCKING-believable!
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger. 160 Greatest Quotes.
  • Transformers: Bonecrusher hates that he wasn't on this list.
    • Bonecrusher also hates that he was added to this list.
  • Nicolas Cage has been the source of many memes in his film appearances, with The Wicker Man (2006) remake among one of the most notorious sources.
  • Derek Zoolander, male model who's really really ridiculously good-looking.
  • Dory from Finding Nemo. Just keep swimming.
  • Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games has spawned at least three different memes for whatever reason, the most popular being Advice Peeta.
  • To quote Blain from Film/Predator: "I ain't got time to bleed."
  • Mean Girls has spawned a ton of these:
    • "On Wednesdays we wear pink!"
    • "Get in, loser, we're going shopping"
    • "The limit does not exist!"
    • "She doesn't even go here!"
  • The Dude, from The Big Lebowski, to the point where an entire religion/philosophy (Dude-ism) has been spawned.
  • O hai, TV Tropes! Everybody remembers Johnny from The Room, huh?
    • Chris-R doesn't have five fucking minutes.
  • To a very subtle extent, Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver in the 1950 version of Treasure Island. Arr!
  • There Will Be Blood: "I drink your milkshake!"
  • Monty Python's films have been mined down to memetic quotes, to the point where many people who've never seen them can cite chapter and verse from films they've never even seen. Their memetic status has, in fact, reached memetic status.
  • The Emperor's New Groove: Um, EVERYONE?! Although Kuzco, Ymza and Kronk deliver the most.
  • Tombstone: Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday.
    • I’m your huckleberry.
    • You’re a daisy if you do!
    • I have two Guns, one for each of you!
    • Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.
    • Not me. I’m in my prime!
    • You are an oak.
  • Maui and Tamatoa from Moana, whose songs have been subject to many Internet remixes. Also, it's pretty common for people to mention the former when discussing Dwayne Johnson.
  • Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, thanks in part to his Bragging Theme Tune.
  • OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath generates about half of the memes produced by the French-speaking internet community.
  • The main characters in Step Brothers.
    • "Did we just become best friends?" "Yup!"
    • "We're here to fuck shit up."

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    Music 
  • Lady Gaga. Has she had a single that wasn't subject to rampant acapella covers / font-related parodies / math jokes?
  • Beyoncé. Anything she does is subject to tributes, covers, parodies, etc.
    • The Single Ladies Dance. (All the single ladies? All the single ladies!)
    • The lyrics on Lemonade take on a life of their own and are repeated constant. "Boy, bye!" and "Becky with the good hair" are the two biggest examples.
  • David Bowie. The Area, anyone? (Labyrinth) When he's not trying to take over the world, that is (The Venture Bros.). Maybe it's just that sexy central London accent.
    • His Iconic Outfit (really makeup) on the Aladdin Sane cover also counts; that lightning bolt is still his single most-referenced "look" in pop culture.
  • Jessica Simpson: Most famously, "Is this chicken or fish?"
  • Yo, Taylor Swift, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but Kanye West had the best memes of all time!
  • Freddie Mercury. From his iconic mustache to the now-famous rage meme to the many, many memetic songs he made, everything about him just screams Memetic Badass. Because after all, he didn't die of AIDS, pure epic power simply overwhelmed his body and he ascended back to the higher plane of existence from whence he came.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - not as memetastic as others, but it's called the "Weird Al" Effect for a reason.
  • "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches. Basically every line in this one song is a meme.
  • Michael Jackson. "Woo!", "HEE-hee-hee!", "Shimonuh!"
    • The "Thriller" zombie dance.
    • His choreographed crotch-grabbing.
    • The documentary Living with Michael Jackson had him occasionally using the words "ignorance" and "ignorant" with regards to what other people thought of his bizarre lifestyle, resulting in "That's/You're ignorant!" effectively being his catchphrase in the South Park episode "The Jeffersons".
  • Rebecca Black gained fame for her single "Friday" in 2011.
  • It only took Psy one video ("Gangnam Style") to become this.
  • Drake. He was the subject of three different memes in 2015. First when Madonna kissed him, then with the album artwork for "If You're Reading This It's Too Late," and then his single Hotline Bling. The parodies and video edits were enough to fuel tumblr and reddit for months at a time.

    Politics 
Politicans with "colorful" personalities, tendencies to use malapropisms, and cases of foot-in-mouth syndrome are often meme fountains.
  • Joe Biden—formerly Vice President, now President of the United States—whose name has frequently been linked with the description "gaffe-prone." Possibly the only man to call something "a bunch of malarkey" on national television in decades.
    • A non-gaffe example would be his coining of the phrase "noun, verb, 9/11," during a moment of snark at Rudy Giuliani.
  • George W. Bush, what with his famous "Bushisms" and his unusual friendliness toward foreign leaders ("looking into Vladimir Putin's soul" at his Texas ranch and giving Angela Merkel a shoulder massage at a NATO summit, for instance).
  • Before Dubya, there was Dan Quayle. Best known for "correcting" a student's already-correct spelling of the word "potato" by suggesting he add the letter E on the end.
    • Once, he said that Republicans like him, "understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
    • Then there was, "what a waste it is to loose one's mind or not to have a mind is being very wasteful."
    • Oh, and for context, he said this in 1988: "Millions of innocent people lost their lives because of the bigotry and Hitlerism that permeated Germany and other parts of the world. It was an obscene period in our nation's history... no, not our nation's... but in World War II. I mean, we, we all lived in this century—I didn't live in this century—but in this century's history... it is a point of history that this nation—our nation—understands. We did not have, matter of fact, we fought Hitlerism."
    • There was also his moment in the 1988 Vice presidential debate where he compared himself to John F. Kennedy:
      Dan Quayle: Three times that I've had this question — and I will try to answer it again for you, as clearly as I can, because the question you're asking is, "What kind of qualifications does Dan Quayle have to be president," "What kind of qualifications do I have," and "What would I do in this kind of a situation?" And what would I do in this situation? [...] I have far more experience than many others that sought the office of vice president of this country. I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.
      Lloyd Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
  • Silvio Berlusconi, whose insensitivity, corruption, love of orgies, and persistence in the pursuit of power are the source of incessant joking in Italy and abroad.
  • Hugo Chavez. Look up the Venezuela entries on politics memes page—it's all him. Of course, the man had the habit of making long televised speeches to the nation at a whim, on top of his weekly six-hour talk show.
  • First Polish post-communist president, Lech Wałęsa, is so known for this in Poland that Walesisms have their own page on The Other Wiki. He's for, and even against, and he'll answer you in deceptive straightforward way. He can invite Mr Lech Kaczyński with his wife or Mr Jarosław Kaczyński with his husband. He doesn't want, but he must. He made a 360 degrees turn. There are positive and negative pluses.
  • In The '60s and The '70s, William Safire—later known as the resident language policeman at The New York Times—was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (among others), and penned some of the most famous political memes of the era (e.g. "nattering nabobs of negativism" for Nixon's opponents).
  • Unsurprisingly, Canadian Prime Minister and Bunny-Ears Lawyer-in-Chief Pierre Trudeau generated innumerable memes in his day, from "Just watch me" to pirouetting behind the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
  • One of the most famous political memes (and one of the most famous memes period in the pre-Internet age) came from a debate between Democratic Presidential hopefuls Walter Mondale and Gary Hart in the early 80s (when they were vying to ultimately go against Reagan in the general elections) where Mondale accused Hart of being empty on substance by asking "where's the beef?" The phrase was co-opted from a popular Wendy's advertising campaign of the time, but Mondale's use is still widely recognized as the Trope Codifier.
  • As far as bizarre quotations go, Boyle Roche was easily the 18th-century's George W. Bush. With quotes like "Half the lies our opponents tell us are not true" and "I told you to make one longer than the other, and instead you made one shorter than the other," he soon became more widely known for quotes like these than any of his political work—he was responsible for the term "Irish bull" to refer to such a quote, as he was a member of Ireland's parliament when most of his famous quotes happened.
  • Anything said by Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.
  • Vladimir Putin.
    • The glorious leader of Mother Russia. He rides horses, dolphins, your mother and even ritz crackers.
    • He attempted to ban memes. It backfired.
  • Ed Balls.
    • Ed Balls.
  • Rodrigo Duterte doesn't like Americans and he HEYTS DRUGS and wants to STAHP IT.
  • Slovak politics:
    • The current (came into office in 2020) prime minister Igor Matovič, who even before becoming the prime minister was infamous for his rather theatrical approach to political activism.
    • Poor senile former president Ivan Gašparovič and his legendary (mis)quotes.
    • Speaker of the National Council Andrej Danko, a worthy Spiritual Successor to Gašparovič, who was less senile, but just as quotable, and more corrupt. (Sadly, as of 2020, his party was voted out of parliament and for now it seems his political career is over.)

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    Sports 
  • The great-grandaddy of sports meme generation has to be Yogi Berra, who gave us such gems as "It ain't over until it's over", "Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded", and "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Also, "It ain't over until the fat lady sings." And, famously, "I never said most of the things I said."
  • Ilya Bryzgalov, formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers seems to be on his way to this after his appearances in NHL 24/7. "The solar system...it's so humongous big" and his meditations on the similarities between his Siberian Husky and a hot blonde in particular are experiencing Memetic Mutation.
    • "Is only a game. Why you heff to be mad?"
  • In the 2014/15 NFL season, Marshawn Lynch answered reporters' questions with the same thing over and over.
  • The World Cup can reach this even for people that don't care about Association Football. At least one meme preceded the internet (1986: Diego Maradona punches the ball into the goal and the referee accepts; Maradona's response was "I made the goal with my head and the hand of God").
    • The 2010 World Cup gave us moments such as Rob Green fumbling balls into the goal, Gervinho's hairstyle, and the ever-classic vuvuzela.
    • 2014 gave us things Tim Howard could save, Luis Suarez biting people (again), and Germany 7-1 Brazil.
  • Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen definitely counts, from his... smooth approach to press conferences, to his engineers and to alcohol, up to his infamous "Bwoah."
  • ESPN talking head Stephen A. Smith is this due to his overly hammy persona. There is even a Twitter account full of these moments.

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    Video Games 
  • Super Smash Bros.:
    • Captain Falcon from F-Zero says "HYESZ!" to being shown some moves. "FALCAWN PAWNCH!"
    • Perhaps the enigmatic writing style that may have been attributed to the website's translator of the series' official site can also be considered a Fountain of Memes? You have no time to ponder such questions, as Link has just grabbed the meme ball!
    • Solid Snake, of Metal Gear Solid fame has appeared in the series as of Brawl. Since that series is also a Fountain Of Memes... "Mei-Ling! Samus (Metroid) took her clothes off!"
    • Also from Brawl, Ike of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance has gotten this treatment in the English-speaking and Japanese fandom alike; it at times reached Captain Falcon levels. This was only amplified with the reveal of his bulked-up muscular Radiant Dawn design in the fourth game.
    • The fourth game has Shulk (Xenoblade), memetic ever since first uttering the already-memetic "I'm really feeling it!" in his reveal trailer, who is pretty much to Smash 4 as Capt. Falcon is to the first game and Ike is to Brawl. Good luck going on any Shulk-related topic without hearing or seeing "I'm really feeling it!" or "It's Shulk time!" at least once.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has two indirect examples in the game's first two DLC characters: Piranha Plant (Super Mario Bros.) and Joker (Persona 5). The former is memetic because of how utterly unexpected it was and how it's a Mook that got into Smash before Waluigi, Shadow the Hedgehog, Isaac, and other more desired characters, thus forming the "Plant Gang". The latter is memetic due to the amount of memes his own game has combined with him being another Unexpected Character. Joker's meme potential rose when he was officially shown off, with his neutral special, Gun, being memetic almost immediately due to how mundane it sounds in comparison to other special moves. The already infamous "Looking cool, Joker!" being a taunt and Nintendo's servers crashing upon Joker's release only solidified this status.
  • For a game which is about memes, is it any surprise that Metal Gear Solid 2 NEEDS SCISSORS. 61!
    • Speaking of Metal Gear, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance introduced a certain Senator Armstrong that instantly became this in spite of only appearing at the end. Nanomachines, son!
    • The Winds of Destruction in general have each gained memetic status, due to being so quotable and their designs. Monsoon would be pleased.
    • Monsoon's own obsession with memes has garnered him this status in his own right, such as "Memes, the DNA of the soul" and "Your memes end here."
    • RULES OF NATURE
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Demon Lord Ghirahim (aka Debbie) feels "Furious! Outraged! Sick with anger!" that mere mortals mention his name to mock it... but having been mentioned at all positively fills his heart with rainbows!
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Mario in the CD-i Hotel Mario game is well known for, among other things, proudly proclaiming that All toastas toast toast and looking about 300 pounds overweight, leading to the nickname "Fat Mario". It has more memes:
    Mario: Nice of the Princess to invite us over for a picnic, Gay Luigi?
    Luigi: I hope she made lotsa spaghetti!
    Luigi: Did you bring a light?
    Mario: NO.
    Mario: Hey, you! Get offa my cloud!
  • Star Fox 64: Peppy Hare would like you to Do a Barrel Roll! Additionally, Falco would like to inform you that he's on your side, Einstein! But Wolf can't let them do that.
    • Taken Up to Eleven. Every single line is a meme, referencing any besides the well known ones can still derail a topic on a forum into a reference battle.
  • Touhou Project is pretty much made of this and Self-Fanservice.
    • Even amongst Touhou characters, Cirno surpasses them all in sheer meme density. She is, after all, the Strongest.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy V brings us GILGAMESH (the caps are required), who would become the Breakout Character of the series appearing in many games, each time as a Large Ham Blood Knight who promised epic hilarity.
      "This is far from the strongest of swords!"
      "I'd say you've been hitting the oxyale a bit hard!"
      "For Gilgamesh...it's morphing time!"
    • Kefka of Final Fantasy VI, particularly as he's arguably the series's best argument for Woolseyisms. Even his trademark Evil Laugh is memetic.
      "Son of a submariner!"
      "Run run, or you'll be well done!"
      "I hate hate hate hate HATE YOU!"
      "'Wait' he says. Do I look like a waiter?"
      "AHEM! There's SAND on my boots!"
      "This is sickening! You sound like chapters from a self-help booklet!"
    • Vaan of Final Fantasy XII is an interesting case — Western fans hate him, but a particular sidequest where he has to spread word of the supposedly dead Basch's survival to draw attention from people, has caused every line he shouts during said quest to go memetic.
      "I'm Captain Basch fon Ronsenburg of Dalmasca!"
      "Don't listen to Ondore's lies!"
      "Basch lives!"
    • Exdeath, the Big Bad of Final Fantasy V, wasn't particularly popular or memetic in his original game. Then Dissidia Final Fantasy came out, and his Mondegreen lines, both in Japanese and English versions, combined with his hamminess and obsession with the Void, catapulted him to internet stardom. He became so popular that the prequel Dissidia 012 made him even hammier and had other characters mock his Void obsession.
      "GET THE FRUIT!"
      "Naive weekly!"
      "VOID!"
      "TURTLE!"
      "Tasty arrow...is yummeh!"
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Owain from Fire Emblem Awakening is definitely this, and quite possibly the hammiest character in the game. A vast majority of the things that come out of his mouth have become memes, specifically anything relating to his "sword hand."
      "My sword hand twitches!"
      "Down, sword hand!"
      "CAN'T... CONTROL!"
      • Odin from Fire Emblem Fates is just as big this as Owain is. Makes sense since they're the same person.
    • Fire Emblem Fates also brought us Takumi, whom we have to alternatively blame and praise for everything that happened in the game. He also does Stand Up Comedy on You Tube. You don't find him funny? "Nohrian scum!" "You abandoned your family... and Hoshido... Now pay, for your betrayal!"
    • Gray from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is probably one of the most-quoted characters from that game. Having a hugely-expanded, witty and sarcastic personality compared to the original Gaiden, coupled with his English VA's excellent delivery, quickly turned him into a fan-favorite. Especially almost anything he says to Tobin, a good example being the infamous "Shut up, Tobin" line.
    • Fire Emblem Heroes brings us Reinhardt, which due to his Game-Breaker status brought him popularity. He is now known within the fanbase for proclaiming that magic is everything, having tiny hands, his smug grin, and even being jokingly considered the main character of his original game due to his popularity compared to Leif.
  • King Dedede isn't just a memetic juggernaut in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!- he's memetic in the Kirby games as well. From his crouch in Smash Bros. to his muscular transformation in Kirby Star Allies, there's almost always a Dedede meme for any scenario.
  • The World Ends with You: "Attention, all yoctograms! (It's x 2) DIE!" You aren't forgetting Sho Minamimoto, are you? So zetta slow!
  • Dudley from Street Fighter III. Keeping it classy since '97. Do the words "Let's fight... like gentlemen." mean anything to you?
    • Guile tells you to Go Home And Be A Family Man, because his theme goes with everything, as a proof, he does Flash Kick FADC into Shades!
  • Fighting game pro IFC Yipes has a whole stable of memes associated with him. He's best known for screaming "IT'S MAHVEL, BAYBEE!" Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes) along with other memorable phrases during matches.
    • This even gets lampshaded on Cross Counter Live when Yipes is commentating on his match against Fanatiq in UMvC3: "Are these descriptions going on in your head when you're playing the match?"
  • The PSX era of the Mega Man (Classic) franchise sure has some infamous voice acting. After all, in Mega Man 8 Roll has a deeper voice than Mega Man, Dr. Light sounds like Elmer Fudd, and Mega Man pronounces the "w" in sword.
    • We can't forget Mega Man X4 with Zero's infamous line. "No, this can't be happening! There's no reason for me to go on! W-What am I fighting foooOOOOORAGH!"
  • Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters. Everything he says is subjected to this, to the point of meta-humor.
  • Albert Wesker from Resident Evil. especially in RE5. D.C. Douglas' performance has a lot to do with it.
    "HULLO, STRANGEAH."
    "WELCUHM."
    "WOT'RE YEH BOYIN'?"
    "WOT'RE YEH SELLAN'?"
    "NOT ENUFF CASH, STRANJAH!"
    "AH! OY'LL BOY IT AT A HOY PROYCE!"
    "HEH HEH HEH, THANK YEW."
    "STRANGAH, STANGAH! NOW THET'S A WEAPHUN!"
  • Anything Flint does or says in Mother 3 is considered Badass due to looking like Chuck Norris.
  • Fallout 3 - when the climax of the game has you besieging the enemy encampment with a Humongous Mecha shouting Patriotic Fervor Badass Boasts and throwing explosives and firing lasers to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to dozens of enemies, no wonder fans love him. Meet Liberty Prime.
    "EMBRACE DEMOCRACY, OR YOU WILL BE ERADICATED!"
    "CHAIRMAN CHENG WILL FAIL, CHINA WILL FALL!"
    "OBSTRUCTION DETECTED. COMPOSITION: TITANIUM ALLOY SUPPLEMENTED BY PHOTONIC RESONANCE BARRIER. PROBABILITY OF MISSION HINDRANCE... ZERO PERCENT!!"
  • Saurfang has Cleaved this page for failing to recognise the meme power of World of Warcraft.
  • Morrigan disapproves of Dragon Age memes.
    • More obviously Alistair, who's here to remind you that swooping is bad.
    • Goddamnit, Anders!
  • Dark Souls: Solaire of Astora really stands out in the Dark Souls series, being an optimistic, happy-go-lucky Cloud Cuckoo Lander searching for "his very own sun"... quite a contrast against the cynical and grim atmosphere that pervades the game world. As a result, he became a fan favorite and most of his lines have become memes in the Dark Souls fandom, most famously "Praise the Sun!" and telling people to "engage in Jolly Cooperation!"
  • Modern Warfare: RAMIREZ! MAKE EVERY MEME COUNT, WE'RE OSCAR MIKE!
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: The Dragonborn would have been here earlier on his physics defying horse, but had to yell "FUS RO DAH!" at most people he passed, before taking an arrow to the knee.
  • Team Fortress 2: The Heavy talks to Sandvich, spends $400,000 to fire Sasha for twelve seconds, calls everyone credit to team and thinks entire trope is BABIES!
  • The G-Men from Psychonauts:
    "I am on the road crew. This is my stop sign."
    "What is the purpose of the goggles?"
  • Pretty much almost every single line in The Legend Of Zelda C Di Games is a meme, but especially King Harkinian's. Here are some meme lines:
    King Harkinian: "Mah boi, this peace is what all true warriors strive for!"
    King Harkinian: "Enough! My ship sails in the morning! I wonder what's for dinner!
    Gwoman: "Squadallah! We are off!"
    Merchant: "Lamp oil? Rope? Bombs? You want it? It's yours, my friend! As long as you have enough rupees!"
    Merchant: "Sorry, Link, I can't give credit! Come back when you're a little... MMMMMMMM... richer!
    Ganon:: "Join me, Link, and I will make your face the GR-RREATEST in Koridai! Or else you will DIE!"
    Ganon:: "You DARE bring light to my lair?! YOU MUST DIE!"
    Link:: "Gee... it sure is booooooooring around here..."
  • Portal 2:
    • Aperture's insane founder, Cave Johnson, tends to say insane things that tend to be absolutely hilarious.
    Cave: All right, I've been thinking: when life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! GET MAD! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am?! I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm going to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!
    • "Burning people! He says what we're all thinking!"
    • The Space Core wants you to know it's in space.
    • GLaDOS also qualifies. Her cake is a lie. Because she's a POTATO.
  • Reggie "The Regginator" Fils-Aime, (former) president of Nintendo of America, is well-known amongst Nintendo fans for his many meme-worthy phrases.
    "My name is Reggie. I'm about kicking ass, I'm about taking names, and we're about making games!
    "My body is ready." This was later referenced again at E3 2012, 5 years later. (And referenced yet again several times during the Wii U release at Nintendo World Store, where he seemed to have made it into a Catchphrase of sorts.)
    "What's wrong with you?"
    "I feel like a purple Pikmin."
    Zombie Reggie, from E3 2012 when he tested a feature from ZombiU which made your picture into a zombie. Phrases said during this include "I'm hungry now." and "I like French food."
    FILSAMECH, his robotic alter-ego from a Mega 64 video advertising the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. Watch out, he Would Hit a Girl with his lasers if you don't do what he says!
  • Baldur's Gate memes, you say? GO FOR THE EYES, BOO! GO FOR THE EYES!
    • While Minsc is pretty much a one-man meme factorynote  there's also Xan ("Our quest is vain") who has several of his own.
  • Dawn Of War: Soulstorm created the single biggest meme in the 40K fanbase, Indrick Baldreale of the Bald Ravens.
    "Steel Rehn"
    "Emprah"
    "Bald and Fewlish"
    "Multiple simultaneous and devastating defensive deep strikes."
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has the Bandits, who love to CHEEKI BREEKI I V DAMKE. Pretty much every single line from them is a minor meme. Hell, their in-game theme song is a meme.
  • While Shin Megami Tensei usually has their memes few and far between, Shin Megami Tensei IV gives us the Black Market dealers, who have become extremely quotable due to their annoyed tones.
    "Oh...a Hunter."
    "You had to come now, didn't you?"
    "This is real, right?"
    "You still got business here?"
    "Make sure you bring more Macca next time!"
  • Zero Escape managed to break into the meme scene thanks to the Zero from the third entry, Zero Time Dilemma, whose speeches about snails and life being unfair are endlessly quoteable.
  • Many of the monsters in Undertale are extremely colorful and therefore extremely memorable. Flowey, Sans, Papyrus, Undyne, and Mettaton are loaded to the gills with lines that are endlessly repeated. Some also have very memorable gestures, such as Papyrus' peculiar battle pose, Sans' nonchalant shrug, and anything Mettaton does on-screen.
    • Relatedly, the main cast of Deltarune, also by Toby Fox, are full of meme potential. Lancer and Jevil are massively quotable, particularly the latter as he is fully voiced with rather distinctive voice clips.
    "CHAOS! CHAOS! I can do ANYTHING!"
  • Danganronpa has characters such as Nagito (who has a... very interesting personality), Ouma (thanks to him being a Laughably Evil Troll), and Korekiyo (due to the reveals that ended up happening during the chapter where he committed murder).
  • While Shulk may be the resident fountain of memes in Smash 4, Xenoblade gets the bulk of its memes from Shulk's boisterous friend, Reyn.
    "Now it's Reyn Time!" / "Reyn time, baby!" / "Yeah! Reyn time!"
    "Man, what a buncha jokahs!"
    "Let's not lose our 'eads, though!"
    "You can't have a rainbow without Reyn, baby."note 
  • The internet's turned Melvin "Big Smoke" Harris of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas into this with almost every line he's spoken becoming a meme practically everywhere. Given how his dying words were that everyone would remember him after he died, it's even funnier than ever.
  • Dutch Van Der Linde from Red Dead Redemption 2 rapidly became this. He has a plan and he will keep reminding you, but you need to HAVE SOME GODDAMN FAITH.
  • Nearly every character in The House of the Dead 2 suffers from comically bad voice acting, but of note is the Big Bad Caleb Goldman, every line of whom is a meme unto itself, from "Dogs of the AMS, time they made a move" to "To protect the loyfe cycle!"
  • The Narrator of Darkest Dungeon has pretty much every line he says in the game become a meme, due to a combination of their over the top delivery and flowery language, along with Wayne June's Badass Baritone voice. Some of his hammier and most memetic lines include:
    Without tools of iron, one must rely on flesh, and indefatigable purpose!
    Prodigious size alone does not dissuade the sharpened blade!
    Monstrous size has no intrinsic merit, unless inordinate exsanguination be considered a virtue.
    Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.
    As life ebbs, terrible vistas of emptiness reveal themselves.

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  • In-universe example: Dave Strider of Homestuck, whose magnum opus, Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff, is regularly referenced by other characters. He has become this outside the comic as well.

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  • The End of the World, a Flash cartoon by Jason Windsor, is a rather quotable piece of Rapid-Fire Comedy widely regarded as "the first viral video".
  • Ben Croshaw of Zero Punctuation has inspired quite a few himself, largely due to his idiosyncratic style of humor. Notables include "pants-on-head retarded", mumorpuger, Press X to Not Die, triple-cunted hooker, the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race.
  • The Nostalgia Critic has spawned several in his short time of internet fandom; "A-Chuck Norris!" and "I was FROZEN today!" are among his more popular. Creator Backlash strikes though, and Doug really doesn't like this reputation, calling the "bat credit card" the worst part of his job, and once asking for actual questions at a Q & A instead of meme requests getting shouted at him.
    • This doesn't stop him from trying to create more memes since his revival, such as "Platypus Bunny" or "Colm Wilkinson's Home". He even tried to force the trope name "Frying the Coke". It didn't work.
    • The Nostalgia Chick has quite a few of her own. She was overjoyed when Big-Lipped Alligator Moment became a trope.
  • Atop the Fourth Wall: LINKARA! He is a man! *PUNCH*
  • Homestar Runner: Strong Bad has unleashed many memes upon the world, including Trope Namers on This Very Wiki such as Your Head A-Splode, You Gotta Have Blue Hair, and You Can't Get Ye Flask. However, no one has yet discovered how he manages to type with boxing gloves on.
    • TROOOOOGDOOOOOOOOR!
    • Homsar was raised by a cup of coffee. AaAaAaAaA!
  • Egoraptor and JonTron were both memetic fountains on their own, so when Game Grumps combined them it wasn't a surprise that they had over a dozen memes literally just two weeks into the show.
  • True Capitalist: Ghost wants everyone to know he's a melting pot of friendship (HE'S A NICE GUY!) before cans.waving.
  • The page quote comes from Nappa in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, lampshading this concept and how most of the funny and memorable moments in the first season come from him. In the second season, he has to share with Super Kami Guru and the Ginyu Force, and season 3 gives us Cell and elevates Vegeta to this status.
  • JonTron: The man has inspired more .gif images than nearly any other person on Earth. Just have a look-see at his Know Your Meme gallery.
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device: The series' interpretation of Rogal Dorn; every damn line of his becomes memetic thanks to his perfect deadpan delivery and extreme matter-of-factness about everything.
  • As of 2016, iDubbbz and Filthy Frank have seen a drastic increase in the usage of their videos in an online trend called "dank memes". Oddly enough, the third member of their Power Trio doesn't see nearly as much recognition.
  • To get an idea of how many things Vinesauce's Vinny and Joel have said that had become memes among their fans, just watch them play one of the many fan games and mods that have been sent in over the years. It helps that they have a tendency to find their own jokes funny enough to turn into running gags without any extra encouragement needed. Of course, since they're both video game streamers who tend to give special attention to weird or sucky games, a lot of these memes are the games themselves. One of the games Joel played and reacted to even led to the creation of SiIvaGunner.
  • Thanks to Gavin Free's status as Rooster Teeth's resident Cloudcuckoolander Ditzy Genius, anything he has said or done has been turned into a meme within their fanbase or has become part of The Merch. His infamous Tower of Pimps in Minecraft even became an Easter Egg in the game itself, and his frequent hypothetical (and often bizarre) questions has become an actual card game and recurring show on their site.
  • Real-Time Fandub has its serially-cuckolded, Twitter-rampaging interpretation of Dr. Eggman. Every single line of his is terribly quotable, and he quickly gained endless fame for "PISSING ON THE MOOOOOON!"
  • You could probably make a laundry list out of the memes Kingdom Hearts-related YouTube user Just a Pancake has created. But for specific examples, there's "χ-blade!", "you idiot poop face", "also, my name spelled backwards is Dis—", and the ever-classic "okay, I believe you."
  • dril is a Twitter account dedicated to posting surreal nonsense, and so, so many of his tweets have become memes that there are now entire Twitter accounts dedicated to using his tweets to caption screenshots of anime, movies, video games, etc.
  • Gigguk is often referenced in anime meme communities because he manages to make a new funny quote or phrase in almost every one of his videos. Some of these aren't necessarily spoken by him, but appear in videos written by him. Examples of his are "TOURNAMENT ARC" and "Motherfucking Tea".
    "It's not incest if you say no chromo."
    "I will eat your babies."
    "Anime is Trash and so am I."

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