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Spronkus Kronkus is an anthropomorphic yellow rabbit character and the mascot for the /r/196 subreddit. The character's name is a reference to the Scrimblo Bimblo meme. He is portrayed as a supporter of trans rights and an anti-fascist. The character was first shared on the board in December 2021 and became increasingly popularized in fan art and memes over the following months into early 2022.
On December 13th, 2021, Redditor not_a_stick posted a comparison meme to /r/196, a subreddit running on the loose rule where you must post before you leave, depicting a yellow rabbit-like character with a gun and a trans flag under the label "leftist shitposting," saying, "I am a recogniseable cartoon character i say trans rights and shoot fascists." On the right, labeled "Rightist shitposting," is a crudely drawn representation of George Floyd alongside the text, "George floyd. in an offensive context we are ironic i promise" (shown below).
On the same day, Redditor u/Flyte_less posted a drawing of Spronkus to /r/196 titled, "recognizable cartoon character rule," showing Spronkus with the trans flag and gun (shown below). That day, u/BastioFox commented, "i want yellow cartoon character to be a mascot of r/196, but only for 1 day."
Fan art depicting Spronkus became popularized on /r/196 following the original post in mid-December 2021. For example, on December 14th, Redditor AetherResonant posted a more realistic rendering of the character, gaining over 250 upvotes in four months (shown below, left). The next day, Redditor Clowns-and-Bugs posted a femboy version of the character, gaining over 4,000 upvotes in roughly the same span of time (shown below, right).
On December 20th, Redditor darkshinymew posted a meme to /r/196 depicting the character in two different styles, gaining over 4,500 upvotes in four months (shown below).
On April 1st, 2022, for April Fools' Day, the members of /r/196 created a drawing of Spronkus at coordinates "196, 645" on /r/place, featuring Spronkus over the colors of the trans flag next to a Floppa head (shown below). They ran a campaign on their subreddit and Discord server to defend the drawing.
On April 3rd, Redditor JustS0meNerd posted a piece of art to /r/196 showing Spronkus running for "president of r/196" on the promise of making the subreddit gay again, gaining over 8,200 upvotes in under a day (shown below).
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