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King Penguin's "Do You Yield?"

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Added by Phillip Hamilton • Updated about a month ago by Zach
Added by Phillip Hamilton • Updated about a month ago by Zach

Do You Yield meme depicting king penguin from the Mario movie trailer.


King Penguin's "Do You Yield?" is a catchphrase spoken by King Penguin (voiced by Khary Payton) to Bowser (Jack Black) from the 2023 Super Mario Bros. Movie teaser trailer. In October 2022, image macros using the scene started to spread online, especially on Reddit. One of the most common image macros has two panels, one with the penguin asking, "Do you yield?" followed by Bowser saying, "I do not," and is typically used with jokes about not giving up. The phrase was also attached to fan art and redraws of King Penguin.


On October 6th, 2022, the teaser trailer for Illumination's 2023 Super Mario Bros. Movie, based on the Super Mario franchise, premiered during a Nintendo Direct presentation. Around the 40:27 mark of the presentation during the trailer, a penguin army tries to fend off Bowser by launching snowballs and ice projectiles at him and his army, failing to do anything. The penguin king then says, "That is but a taste of our fury. Do you yield?" Bowser laughs and replies, "I do not," then burns their castle (shown below).

The catchphrase was used alongside several pieces of fan art and memes based on the penguin king that day on Twitter,[1][2] including posts by users @playcentermd, garnering over 44,000 likes in a day and @pauldrawsart, garnering over 75,000 likes in a day (shown below, left and right).

play @playcentermd Do you yield? *** Do you yield? O

Also that day, October 6th, Redditor Ghimzzo posted a two-panel meme format using the scene to /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial,[3] writing, "Invest in penguin king from the Mario movie," garnering over 2,000 upvotes in a day (shown below).

That is but a taste of fury. Do you yield?


The meme began to spread over the following days. On October 7th, 2022, Redditor -The_Onion_Ring- posted a different version of the meme with a second panel showing Bowser to /r/memes,[4] garnering over 42,000 upvotes in under a day (shown below). That same day, an /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial[5] user posted the blank template for the meme.

Nintendo taking down all videos containing their music on YouTube: Do you yield ? Youtubers who keep on uploading it: *Laughter* I do not

Also on October 7th, Twitter[6] artist @Krossan posted a piece of fan art using the phrase in the post text, garnering over 14,000 likes in under a day (shown below).

Kros @Krossan do you yield?


Do you yield? I do not.

Bowser's 'Now Who's Gonna Stop Me!'

Bowser's "Now Who's Gonna Stop Me!" refers to a moment in the October 2022 teaser trailer for the 2023 Super Mario Bros. Moive in which Bowser, voiced by Jack Black, shouts "Now, who's gonna stop me!" after infiltrating the penguins' ice castle and before stealing their Super Star. The clip was captioned and re-edited on Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok by creators who replaced Bowser's scream with other, meme sound effects, like The One Piece Is Real, or added a secondary clip to its end, proposing an opponent to Bowser who could stop him.

Various Examples

Witchu @DitchuArt *Do you yield?* Can we have him, like, forever in the lore? Please? #Super Mario Bros Movie | #pixelart #pixelartist | #SuperMarioMovie? #Mario DUTEN Ty ALT W M www The Jedi Order That is but a taste of our fury! Mace Do you yield? Palpatine I do not. That is but a taste of our fury. Do you yield? I do not. Gate @countgate That is but a taste of our fury. Do you yield? #Mario #pixelart DO YOU YIELD? Humor

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – playcentermd

[2] Twitter – pauldrawsart

[3] Reddit – memetemplatesofficial

[4] Reddit – They stand no chance

[5] Reddit – Hope this movie are good

[6] Twitter – Krossan

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