Scared Luigi

Scared Luigi

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Updated Jun 24, 2019 at 03:26PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Jun 24, 2019 at 01:03PM EDT by Philipp.

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Scared Luigi refers to a viral E3 2019 photograph of Nintendo character Luigi appearing to be shying away from two women approaching for a photo. Online, the photograph has gained popularity as an exploitable, often used to illustrate fear, particularly that of social interactions.


On June 12th, 2019, gaming journalist Juan Rubio (@MrDawe) posted a photograph of two women approaching a statue of Nintendo character Luigi as he appears in the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 video game, made at the E3 2019 (shown below, left),[1] and comparing it to a memorable image of The Simpsons character Mr. Smithers shying away from two strippers. Later on the same day, Rubio posted another photograph of the women posing with the statue (shown below, right).[2]



On the same day, the image was reposted to Reddit several times, including posts in /r/me_irl[3] and /r/Gamingcirclejerk[4] subreddits. On June 13th, 2019, Redditor Akashsiri posted the first known meme based on the image to /r/memes subreddit, garnering over 5,800 upvotes in two weeks (shown below).[5]

Luigi Scared of the Thots That Surround Him, Starts To Fear For His Life (2019, Colorized)

In the following days, the image has been used as an object labeling meme format in multiple subreddits, including /r/dankmemes[6] and /r/egg_irl. [7]

Various Examples

Local MILF'S in my area Games I won't last 5 minutes Me trying to playing enjoy p--- in peace me being by myself for any amount of time being around people for any amount of time @dai_dreemurr CLU
1080p 60 fps Pewdiepie Me trying to make scared Luigi a format 560 .286 0168 2.286 14563 156 0287 SUStonks 2% Luigi in Super Mario Bros: tall, thin, brave, willing to risk his life for the princess Luigi Now:


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External References

[1] Twitter – @MrDawe's Tweet

[2] Twitter – @MrDawe's Tweet

[3] Reddit – me irl

[4] Reddit – Brave Gamer gets attacked by Femoids

[5] Reddit – God please save Luigi.

[6] Reddit – Don’t forget all the cam girls

[7] Reddit – Egg_irl

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