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Army Of Darkness Skeleton On Fire

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Army of Darkness Skeleton on Fire, also known as Marching Skeleton or Burning Skeleton, refers to a clip from the 1993 film Army of Darkness in which a skeleton soldier catches on fire but continues marching engulfed in flames. The scene has been turned into a prevalent reaction GIF and has been used with captions where one expresses feeling extreme heat. It has also been used in memes related to The Skeleton War.

Origin

In the 1993 film Army of Darkness, Bruce Campbell's character Ash is fighting off a surge of Deadites with a medieval army during the siege. One of his soldiers fires a flaming arrow at a Deadite, who catches on fire and continues marching as his head falls off (shown below). Notably, this is the same scene that hosts the Angry Dooting GIF.



The shot of the skeleton marching while on fire began seeing use in memes starting in the mid-2010s. One of the earliest extant uses of the GIF as a meme was posted to Imgur on March 5th, 2015, by user JhaneSin,[1] receiving over 1,300 views and 148 upvotes in eight years (shown below).


MRW I win the pepper eating challenge and maintain I don't need any milk.

Spread

The GIF continued seeing use over the following years, often as a reaction GIF commenting on heat or as a reference to Skeleton War memes. For example, on July 13th, 2017, Imgur[2] user Xioncyrus posted it to comment about the outside temperature, gaining over 71,000 views in roughly six years (shown below, left). On October 6th, 2019, Redditor De5sperad0 posted it on /r/gifs[3] as a reference to The Skeleton War, gaining over 230 points in four years (shown below, right).


The temperature outside Xioncyrus 71,441 Views July 13 2017. via Android Next > : Posted by u/De5perad0 4 years ago how about some recognition for this courageous skeleton in the skeleton wars

In 2023, the meme began seeing more ironic uses. On April 9th, 2023, a screenshot of the scene was posted to /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial[4] by user MemoryScreens that used the image as an object-labeling format, gaining over 1,600 points in three days (shown below, left). On April 11th, Redditor Johnlen1n posted an ironic meme using the GIF to /r/dankmemes,[5] gaining over 17,000 points in one day (shown below, right).


state of the world? bad mental health? also bad but still, we charge forward Me leaving my manager's office after realising that fire-resistant potions couldn't stop me getting fired:

Various Examples


Even in flames we shall march ever onward. www nicsplosion 622,698 Views October 26 2016 Next Officially October 1'st! Prepare for the Skeleton War! M Mackenzie Bowen 385,650 Views October 1 2018 Next > : 3 minutes into draugr n chill and he gives you this look callmedaddythough 440 Views • April 2 2016 Next > : Only 29 days until Halloween AA MixerOfMeows 528 Views October 3 2016. via Android Next > : When you're the only one left on your team, low health and no ammo A Arsikere 86,485 Views • September 16 2016 Next > : HELP imgur where is this from?? I need to know to impress my crush HopeLab 90,753 Views • September 25 2020 • via Android Next > :

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