Skyrim Skill Tree

Skyrim Skill Tree

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Updated Jun 18, 2023 at 10:34AM EDT by Philipp.

Added Jun 20, 2017 at 10:54AM EDT by Adam.

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About

Skyrim Skill Tree refers to photoshopped reaction images in which a headline about a person doing something is paired with a screenshot of a corresponding skill from the leveling-up system on Skyrim, demonstrating that person's proficiency in said skill. For example, "Speech: 110" would be paired with an image of Bill Clinton saying he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, showing his proficiency at lying convincingly.

Origin

In Skyrim , when a player has enough experience points, they can level up by entering a skill tree system, wherein they spend their experience points on improving a certain skill. On June 18th, 2017, /r/dankmemes user Autistic_Spinning[1] posted the first template, in which a video of an escaped prisoner convincing a police officer he was out jogging is paired with "Speech: 100" (shown below). The post gained over 21,300 points.


dash cam of an escaped prisoner speaking to a police officer and a leveled up screen for the speech skill in Skyrim

Spread

This was the first of dozens of posts on the subreddit using the format. Some other popular examples include Bill Clinton's "I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman" quote that gained over 21,100 points (shown below, left)[2] and a headline about a teen dying from a "60 minute masturbation challenge" that gained over 3,900 points (shown below, right).[3]


ldid not have sexual relations with that woman SPEECH J10 BREAKING NEWS TEEN DIES FROM 60 MINUTE M----------- CHALLENGE NEWS4 ONE-HANDED 100

Another popular strand of jokes involves Caitlyn Jenner's Gender Transition being paired with "Alteration: 100" (examples shown below). The popularity of the jokes was covered by The Daily Dot[4] on the 19th.


OOD PHERD I RVICES tue PSE "Call me Caitlyn GLOB BISSINGERANNIE LEIBOITz am 15 ALTERATION ENCH VANIDKFAIR "Call me Caitlyn BISSINGER ANNIE LEIBOVT ILLUSION 100

Various Examples


Casey Anthony: 'I didn't kill my daughter' EEGHI IJO SNEAK 100 MAN ACCUSED OF E---------- IN HIS BOSS' COFFEE EVERYDAY FOR4 YEARS SNEAK 100 ALCHEMY! INCREASED To/86 21 The little boy who started a sex change aged eight because he (and his lesbian parents) knew he always wanted to be a girl By Daily Mail Reporter 11:18 EDT 29 Sep 2011, updated 07:04 EDT 30 Sep 2011 ALTERATION 100 ILLUSION 100

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Walrus the Tree
Walrus the Tree

I see much potential (and am pretty sure I've seen examples before). All I want is more examples of extremely low skills.
Say we take something a character or celebrity said that no one believed, and pair it with an image of the lowest possible speech skill level.

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