At Dawn We Ride

At Dawn We Ride

Updated Oct 27, 2019 at 04:13AM EDT by Y F.

Added Sep 03, 2014 at 03:09PM EDT by Don.

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"At Dawn We Ride", sometimes written "We Ride at Dawn", is a battle cry used to caption image macros featuring photos of people and animals wearing armor or riding various mounts.

Origin

According to the movie quote database Subzin, the quote "We ride at dawn" is spoken at 1:12:09 in the 1981 film Clash of the Titans. In the 2003 fantasy film "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the character Aragorn utters the phrase "We have till dawn, then we must ride" when speaking to the King Theoden about aiding the kingdom of Gondor against attackers. On April 29th, 2010, a "Horsegirl of the Apocalypse": image macro was highlighted on the Internet humor site Sad and Useless,[3] which featured the captioned "We ride.. / at dawn" (shown below).


WE RIDE AT DAWN

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On November 18th, 2011, the Internet humor site Dorkly[2] published a Skyrim webcomic titled "The Glorious Life of a Skyrim Companion," in which the game's protagonist informs his housecarl "at dawn, we ride" (shown below).


the JaRL has youR housecaRL, thane I am at youR commană hola, Lyoia fIRSt, I woulb have you know to whom you plebge yoUR SWORǒ they calL me bovahkım. I have sLain wRaiths, r have mas the swORO, the bow, even the elements teREO themselve my path Is moRe peRiLous than you can possiBly imacıne, yet I yielò it to no one teLL me now... aRe you stilL so eagER to sweaR youR Lipe away? I am sO SwORn so oe t, housecaRL bawn, we R Iõe 丸麦 DORKLY

On April 4th, 2012, Redditor Arx0s submitted a photograph of a cat riding a chicken titled "We Ride at Dawn!" to the /r/aww[4] subreddit, garnering upwards of 1,400 votes (94% upvoted) before it was archived (shown below, left). On April 6th, Redditor chiburaska submitted a photograph titled "At Dawn We Ride!," featuring gummy bears and a gummy worm depicting a scene from the Dune science fiction franchise (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 1,500 votes (95% upvoted) on the /r/funny subreddit.[1]



On August 28th, 2014, the Cheezburger site Memebase[5] highlighted a demotivational poster featuring a photograph of a man wearing a turban while riding a mini horse (shown below).


AT DAWN, WE RIDE!

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WE RIDE AT DAWNI!! At Dawn We Ride AT DAWN WE ATTACK!
AT DAWN WE RIDE AT DAWN WE RIDE mem em akernet at dawn we ride

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External References

[1] Reddit – At dawn we ride!

[2] Dorkly – The glorious life of a skyrim companion

[3] Sad and Useless – We ride at dawn

[4] Reddit – We Ride at Dawn

[5] Cheezburger – At Dawn We Ride

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