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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, Anakin, and General Grievous 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 
  • "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 
  • Oh, this is going to be easy!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 the Senate 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 
  • "Soon I will have a new apprentice; one far younger and more powerful." Explanation 

    Memes quoting Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader 
  • Darth Vader's Big "NO!" (clip). Explanation 
    • "Where is Padmé? Is she safe? Is she alright?"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 
  • "We have received a report from Master Kenobi. He has engaged General Grievous."Explanation 
    Memes quoting General Grievous 
  • "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.
    • This has also led to jokes about how Grievous died right before Order 66, where he otherwise could have picked up all of the Jedi's lightsabers like candy.
    • fine addition L O C A T E D Explanation 
  • "Time to abandon ship!" Explanation 
  • "General Kenobi! You are a bold one." Explanation 
    • "Ah, General [insert word that rhymes with "Kenobi"], you are a bold one!" Explanation 
    • "General Kenobi!" *ignites four lightsabers* Explanation 
  • Back away! I will deal with this Jedi slime myself! Explanation 
  • "You Fool! I've been trained in your [X] arts by Count Dooku!" Explanation 
    • Some people have further mutated the meme by showing the death of Qui-Gon Jinn, aka someone else who was trained in the Jedi arts by Count Dooku, and someone who ultimately shared the same fate as Grievous.
    Memes quoting other characters 
  • "So this is how liberty dies, with a thunderous applause."Explanation 
    • At least it didn't die of sadness. Explanation 
  • "You're going to kill him, aren't you?" Explanation 
  • "Anakin... you're breaking my heart!" Explanation 
Mace Windu:
  • "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.
  • "A Sith Lord"? Explanation 
  • "It is critical we send an attack group there immediately."Explanation 
One-off memes:

    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. This eventually culminated in a video where Grievous reveals two dozen lightsabers and arms, then promptly disintegrates out of existence once he starts spinning his weapons around.
    • Similar edits with other characters, such as Darth Maul having thirty-nine lightsaber blades, or Obi-Wan Kenobi sprouting four additional arms, each carrying a lightsaber, as he was trained by Qui-Gon Jinn, someone else who was trained in the Jedi arts by Count Dooku.
  • 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 
  • "Kenobi! I'm back!" 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