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Revenge of the Sith may be the most memetic of all Star Wars films, especially after the memes got a massive surge in early 2017. An entire subreddit was created just for them and other prequel memes. Obi-Wan in particular is a Fountain of Memes, though Palpatine/Sidious/the Senate and Anakin are no slouches either.

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  • The meme. Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

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    Memes quoting Obi-Wan Kenobi 
Obi-Wan is a Fountain of Memes:
  • "Hello there!" Explanation 
    • Ascended Meme as of The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special which has three Obi-Wans (time travel) say it to each other.
    • The appropriate response: "General Kenobi!" Explanation 
    • "Ah, General [insert word that rhymes with "Kenobi"], you are a bold one!" Explanation 
  • "It's over, Anakin. I have the high ground!" Explanation 
    • Obi-Wan has the high ground. Explanation 
    • High Ground Wars.Explanation 
  • "Sith Lords are our speciality." [immediate defeat] Explanation 
  • "Wait a minute, how did this happen? We're smarter than this!" // "Apparently not." Explanation 
  • "Not to worry, we're still flying half a ship." Explanation 
  • "Another happy landing." Explanation 
  • "Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics." Explanation 
  • "So uncivilized." Explanation 
  • "I have seen a security hologram of him ... killing younglings!" Explanation 
  • "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." Explanation 
  • "You have become the very thing you swore to destroy." Explanation 
  • "You were the Chosen One!" Explanation 
  • "Oh, I don't think so." Explanation 
  • "You have done that yourself."Explanation 
  • "WELL THEN YOU ARE LOST!"Explanation 

    Memes quoting Palpatine, the Senate 
Palpatine (aka the Senate) is a Fountain of Memes:
  • "Kill him. Kill him now." Explanation 
  • "DO IT!" Explanation 
  • "Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?" Explanation 
    • Quotes from this story were used pre-The Last Jedi to mock some of the more ridiculous Snoke theories, especially ones like Snoke being Plagueis, Vader, or Jar Jar.
    • Did you ever hear of the story of Darth Vectivus the Boring? I thought not. Explanation 
    • Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Sandy the Coarse and Rough? Explanation 
    • "To create... life." Explanation 
    • "The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural." Explanation 
      • Apparently so memetic that it's directly called back to in The Rise of Skywalker when Palpatine repeats his own line. Explanation 
    • "Ironic; he could save others from death, but not himself." Explanation 
    • "Is it possible to learn this power?" // "Not from a Jedi." Explanation 
      • Fans create variants where a different character asks about learning a power, or where Anakin speaks to another character and the conversation ends with "not from a Sith", such as:
        Obi-Wan: Did you ever hear that Jedi can become Force Spirits after they die?
        Anakin: No.
        Obi-Wan: I thought not. It's not a power the Sith would teach you.
        Anakin: Is it possible to learn this power?
        Obi-Wan: Not from a Sith.
  • "Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?" Explanation 
    • "I am the Senate!" Explanation 
    • "Not. Yet." Explanation 
    • "It's treason, then." Explanation 
  • "POWAH! UNLIMITED POWAH!!!!!" Explanation 
    • "I'm too weak." Explanation 
  • "Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth... [insert random word]" Explanation 
  • "Execute Order 66." Explanation 
    • "Execute Order 69."
      • nice
  • The Senate's New Era Speech establishing The Empire and how the internet responds to it. Explanation 
    • "The attempt on my life has left me scarred and deformed". Explanation 
  • "I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend." Explanation 

    Memes quoting Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader 
  • Darth Vader's Big "NO!" (clip). Explanation 
  • "This is where the fun begins." Explanation 
  • "Hold on, this whole operation was your idea." Explanation 
  • "What have I done?!"Explanation 
  • "I have become more powerful than any Jedi has ever dreamed of." Explanation 
  • "I see through the lies of the Jedi!" Explanation 
  • "I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!" Explanation 
    • "Your new Empire? Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic! TO DEMOCRACY!" Explanation 
  • "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!" Explanation 
    • "From my point of view, [insert phrase] is evil!"
    • "From my point of view, the younglings are evil!" or "From my point of view, sand is evil!" Explanation 
  • "You underestimate my power!" Explanation 
    • "You underestimate the power of the dark side." Explanation 
  • "Because of Obi-Wan?" Explanation 
  • "I HATE YOU!"Explanation 

    Memes quoting other characters 
  • "So this is how liberty dies, with a thunderous applause."Explanation 
    • At least it didn't die of sadness. Explanation 
  • "Ah, yes. The negotiator." Explanation 
  • "Your [X] will make a fine addition to my collection." Explanation 
    • Video edits of Grievous swooping in to claim any lightsaber that's dropped in the movies (or bloopers) for himself, such as the lightsaber Kylo Ren tosses in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • "Time to abandon ship!" Explanation 
  • "You Fool! I've been trained in your [X] arts by Count Dooku!" Explanation 
  • "You are on this council, but we do not grant you the rank of master" and "Take a seat, young Skywalker." Explanation 
    • Image edits of multiple characters poking at Vader for never becoming a Jedi master:
      Vader: The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.
      Luke: Yeah, if only we had a Master from the Council here, they could make me a Jedi.
      Vader: [pointing] Now listen here, you little shit...

      Obi-Wan: This was your father's lightsaber. It was the weapon of a Jedi Knight. But not a Jedi Master. Your father never reached the rank of Master.

      Obi-Wan: I was once a Jedi Knight like your father. But then, I became a Jedi Master.

      Luke: I am a Jedi. Like my father before me.
      The Emperor/Senate: Your father was on the Council. But he was never granted the rank of Jedi Master.
      Vader: [Cue Vader's Heel–Face Turn]

      "At least you're a master at getting caught."
    • Sometimes, this meme gets combined with another memetic line from Samuel L. Jackson in another film where his character is on the opposite side of a council's decision:
      Mace Windu: You are on this council, but we do not grant you the rank of master.
      Nick Fury: I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it.
  • "You're going to kill him, aren't you?" Explanation 
  • "Anakin... you're breaking my heart!" Explanation 
  • "Master Skywalker, there are too many of them. What are we going to do?" Explanation 
    • Master Skywalker Explanation 
  • "I'm sorry, Sir. It's time for you to leave." Explanation 
  • "What about the droid attack on the Wookiees?" Explanation 
  • "Good, twice the pride, double the fall." Explanation 
  • "A Sith Lord"? Explanation 
  • "It is critical we send an attack group there immediately."Explanation 

    Other memes 
  • Grievous separating his arms to multi-wield. Explanation 
    • A mutated version in 2020 started as a Running Gag by Reddit user u/Thibson34 where he would take a picture of Grievous wielding his lightsabers and add one unique lightsaber (and arm) every day, before culminating in this video.
    • Similar edits with other characters, such as Darth Maul having thirty-nine lightsaber blades.
  • Anakin killing younglings. Explanation 
  • Obi-Wan's a Sith Lord? Explanation 
    • "You were my brother Anakin, I loved you! That's why I'm going to give your lightsaber to your son because you might have wanted him to have it anyway!" Explanation 
  • "Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?" Explanation 
  • "Signature look of superiority." Explanation 

    Backstroke of the West 
The Chinese bootleg version of the film, known as Star War: The Third Gathers: The Backstroke of the West, has spawned a bunch of memes due to its hilariously bad English translations. The memes increased when it was adapted into a Gag Dub.
  • "Do not want" explanation 
  • "Game time started." Explanation 
  • "Friend you are crazy!" Explanation 
  • "Did you heard the tragedy that reach the man?" Explanation 

General Grievous: Your memes will make fine additions to my collection.

Alternative Title(s): Backstroke Of The West