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Marvel One-liners / So That Just Happened

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Marvel One-liners are a set of Millennial Writing cliché quips and one-liners that are either said by superheroes in the Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe movies or sound like they could be said by them. In March 2022, Fans When memes about Marvel fans not finding any such one-liners in the 2022 film The Batman became popularized. In July 2022, the parody trend was reignited by the quip "They're right behind me, aren't they" appearing in the 2022 film Thor: Love & Thunder.


On March 4th, 2022, the superhero film The Batman based on the DC Comics of the same name was released.[1] Shortly prior to the film's release, jokes about fans of Marvel comics and movies, a more lighthearted universe compared to DC Comics, being angry at the film not having many quips in it gained popularity on TikTok. For example, on March 1st, 2022, TikToker[2] celtworld.v2 posted a clip that gained over 320,000 views and 60,000 likes in four months (shown below, left). On March 3rd, 2022, TikToker[3] @big_burtis_curch_6d9 posted another example that received over 94,200 likes in five months (shown below, right).


On March 6th, 2022, Twitter[4] user @TheQuiver_ posted a tweet imagining The Batman being an MCU movie that gained over 1,700 retweets and 22,700 likes in four months (shown below, left). On March 8th, 2022, Redditor _The-Batman posted a Jimmy Yelling at Howard GIF caption that received over 12,300 upvotes in the /r/whenthe[5] subreddit in the same period (shown below, right).

Ollie @TheQuiver_ URGH. The Batman would've been WAYYY better if it had lines like: "He's right behind me isn't he?" "Oh, did I just say that out loud? "Take a chill pill Riddler" "Orphans do it best "I'm The Batman, I like bats..ok?" 8:12 AM - Mar 6, 2022 Twitter for iPhone 99 : MCU fans when The batman doesn't say "Lets Scooby Doo this s---" after entering a crime scene in the new batman movie. KAPWING

More "Fans When" memes about Marvel fans were posted on TikTok through March 2022. For example, on March 15th, TikToker[6] _robonthecob posted a meme that received over 432,000 views and 81,400 likes in four months (shown below, left). On March 18th, 2022, TikToker[7] anthreviews posted a "Riddler's "No, No, No, No, No!"": meme parodying Marvel one-liners that received over 630,000 views and 144,000 likes in four months (shown below, right). On March 19th, 2022, Twitter[8] user @DarkDefective posted a still image from the TikTok, with the tweet gaining over 13,500 retweets and 173,900 likes in four months.

On July 20th, 2022, Twitter[9] user @snowboiiii posted a screenshot of a Letterboxd review for the recently released Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder in which a user wrote that the cliché one-liner "They're right behind me, aren't they" is said by Thor. The tweet gained over 9,700 retweets and 149,700 likes in two weeks (shown below).

snowboiiii @snowboiiii letterboxd review of the week Esther Rosenfield PRO Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 ½ Watched 15 Jul 2022 someone actually says "aaaaand he's right behind me isn't he" in this LIKE? 456 likes THOR LOVE-THUNDER 8:56 AM Jul 20, 2022 Twitter for iPhone

Following the tweet, in late July 2022, memes and jokes about quips and one-liners in Marvel movies regained popularity on Twitter.

List of Cliché Quips

  • So, that just happened.
  • He's right behind me, isn't he?
  • Well, this is awkward.
  • Did I just say that out loud?
  • We've got company.

Various Examples

Sergeant 'Saul Goodman' Stupid 2 @qr2Lover Better Call Saul if it was In the MCU: N Howard: you two are soulless *Lalo walks in* ... Howard: he's right behind me isn't he. Umm well this is awkward 7:33 PM. Jul 20, 2022 · Twitter for Android seethemanni @C_hoffmanni 9/11 if it was directed by Marvel: : George Bush goes to address the nation, his first words after such a tragedy being: "Uh... so that just happened!” 5:04 PM Jul 24, 2022 Twitter for iPhone FREYJA @Freyjihad *Terminator 2 as a Marvel Movie* Sarah Connor while Los Angeles burns and crumbles with the shockwave approaching: Uuuuhh, so THAT just happened! 7:45 PM . Jul 30, 2022. Twitter Web App
Haus of Decline @hausofdecline (getting f----- in the ass) aaaand he's right behind me isn't he 8:52 PM Jul 21, 2022. Twitter Web App hatsune mitski @zephanijong guy who says "sooo that just happened" after sex 5:40 PM Jul 29, 2022 Twitter for iPhone ...

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – The Batman

[2] TikTok – @celtworld.v2

[3] TikTok – @big_burtis_6d9

[4] Twitter – @TheQuiver_

[5] Reddit – Batman doesn't quip every single second. 0/10.

[6] TikTok – @_robonthecob

[7] TikTok – @anthreviews

[8] Twitter – @DarkDefective

[9] Twitter – @snowboiiii

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