Leon Kennedy Dramatically Falling meme.

Leon Kennedy Dramatically Falling

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Updated May 06, 2024 at 07:21AM EDT by Philipp.

Added Mar 29, 2023 at 08:17AM EDT by Philipp.

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Leon Kennedy Dramatically Falling refers to a cutscene from the 2005 video game Resident Evil 4 in which the character Leon Kennedy passes out in a dramatic fashion following an exhausting boss battle. Starting in May 2022, the scene, often paired with the sound of a person moaning, gained virality in video and GIF caption memes.

Origin

On January 11th, 2005, the survival horror video game Resident Evil 4 was released. In chapter 1-3 of the game, the main protagonist Leon Kennedy fights Del Lago (the first boss) in a lake.[1] After defeating the boss, Leon climbs ashore, passing out from the exhausting battle (cutscene starts at the 6:05 mark, shown below).



On May 5th, 2022, TikToker[2] adwgrf paired the GIF with the slowed-down soundbite of streamer Yungllama moaning, captioned with a joke about people named David. The post (shown below) gained over 450,000 views and 42,100 likes in one year.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7100540770175782149

Spread

In the following months, the clip, usually paired with the sound effect, was used in more video caption memes on TikTok (examples shown below).[3][4]


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7105875542540291371
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7114502256120286510

Prior to July 2nd, 2022, a meme using the clip appeared in a meme compilation video by YouTuber Izux Senpai. On July 2nd, YouTuber[5] Fermín2004 posted the cropped clip to the platform, where it gained over 404,000 views in eight months (shown below).



The meme format saw continued use on TikTok, iFunny and other sites throughout late 2022 and 2023. For example, on August 14th, 2022, TikToker[6] pamwammer posted a meme that received over 394,000 views and 61,700 likes in seven months (shown below, left). On March 3rd, 2023, TikToker[7] ryleedelrey posted a meme that accumulated over 351,000 views and 77,300 likes in one month (shown below, right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7131611234679573806
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7206415504242756907

Various Examples



https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7157806367514971397
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7211280894198402346

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External References

[1] Resident Evil Wiki – Chapter 1-3

[2] TikTok – @adwgrf

[3] TikTok – @battle_conflict

[4] TikTok – @hajime_santi

[5] YouTube – Leon falling to the ground meme

[6] TikTok – @pamwammer

[7] TikTok – @ryleedelrey

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