Le Toucan

Le Toucan

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Le Toucan is a tropical bird often depicted in ASCII art with the message “le toucan has arrived” in Twitch chat during livestreams of the multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends, similar to other reaction emoticons associated with e-sports like Franker Z and "ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ".


On December 12th, 2013, an ASCII art depiction of a toucan bird was posted in an avian-themed thread on the 4chan /s4s/ (shit 4chan says) board (shown below).[5]

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The exact origin of the expression "le toucan has arrived" on Twitch is unknown. The earliest known mention was in a DOTA 2 thread on the NeoGAF forums[4] by member Randdalf, who cited "le toucan has arrived" as his "current favorite Twitch copy pasta."

le toucan has arrived


On December 1st, the toucan ASCII art was archived on The Best of Twitch[1] copypasta site. On December 9th, a thread titled "Le Toucan has arrived" was submitted to the General Discussion board on the League of Legends Forums.[2] On December 27th, YouTuber and Twitch streamer scarra uploaded a clip from a League of Legends livestream in which he professes his love for viewers that "spam le toucan" (shown below). That day, the video was submitted to the /r/leagueoflegends[3] subreddit. On January 5th, 2015, the ASCII art was submitted to the TwitchQuotes[6] archive from user Forsenlol's stream.

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[1] Best of Twitch – The Best of Twitch Chat

[2] League of Legends Forums – Le Toucan has arrived

[3] Reddit – Scarra vs Le Toucan

[4] NeoGAF – I think le toucan has arrived

[5] 4plebs – ratite

[6] Twitch Quotes – Le Toucan has arrived

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