Knight Protecting Princess

Knight Protecting Princess

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Updated Jan 24, 2019 at 06:03AM EST by andcallmeshirley.

Added Feb 27, 2018 at 02:50PM EST by Adam.

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Knight Protecting Princess refers to a Fantasy Painting Object Labeling image macro of an armored guard protecting a young girl from a horde of onlookers. In the image macros, the knight, princess, and onlookers are labeled different things, creating scenarios where one is defending something against a hoard of critics.


The painting is called "Guard" and is by DeviantArt artist wlop. It was posted December 19th, 2015.[1]


On May 10th, 2016, YouTube account Epic Music World paired a moving version of the image with the track "Carry Me" by Eurielle, gaining over 6.6 million views in nearly two years.

One week later, a picture with the crowd labeled "Pirates" and the knight's shield labeled "Denuvo" was posted to 4chan's /v/ board (shown below, left).[2] However, the image did not see wide use as a meme until February of 2018, after Fantasy Painting Object Labeling grew into a popular meme earlier in the year. The likely cause of the spike can be traced to an /r/dankmemes[3] post by acox_mu from February 21st, 2018, that gained over 31,000 upvotes (shown below, right).

DENUIO SOFTWARE SO irates ncognito Mode Your f----- up p--- taste FBI

In the following days, the image spread throughout Reddit and Twitter as users labeled the relevant parties in the image different things. Popular examples include a post in /r/animemes celebrating the subreddit that gained over 1,800 upvotes.[4] Twitter user @happycapricorn[5] posted a tweet about the astrological sign Leo with the image, gaining over 250 retweets (shown below, right). A question about the source of the memes was posted to /r/OutOfTheLoop[6] on February 26th, 2018.

lanimemes all of us real life Not knowing when to stop talking when emotional Leo Healthy relationships

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ZOE WARWICK NERFS SO gay mom u mom'gay Pics of dogs C-- town jokes My Twitter ACcount Retweeting Stormare Irony Quote tweets Where I say “me Cussing My actual emotions Finding menial typos References Memes I make in 5 minutes The mute button Texting Friend "lol this idiot" feeling s--- about my body dysphoria A T5 skirn Hi-Rez has to sell Ulir Profits Nerfs Alex Jones frogs gay chemicals

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External References

[1] DeviantArt – Guard

[2] 4chan – /v/

[3] Reddit – /r/dankmemes post

[4] Reddit – /r/animemes

[5] Twitter – @happycapricorn

[6] /r/OutOfTheLoop – Can someone explain how the knight protecting princess meme is used?

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It had potential but people inmediatly went for the low hanging fruit and shit text. But what else can we expect from reddit anyways.

This works extremely well as bait, something about the image makes it particularly obnoxious if used correctly.


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