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The Machinist

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Updated May 28, 2024 at 03:01PM EDT by Zach.

Added May 28, 2024 at 01:01PM EDT by Philipp.

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About

The Machinist is a neutral boss and player skin added to the video game Fortnite in May 2024. The character is a female wasteland engineer who fights those attacking her using an arsenal of guns, automated turrets and an armored vehicle. The Machinist inspired fan art, memes and hornyposting on social media following her release in late May 2024.

Origin

On May 24th, 2024, season three of Chapter 5 of Fortnite launched.[1] The season added three neutral bosses, known as the Wasteland Warriors, including an engineer called The Machinist, also available to players as a skin. The boss can be found either at the Redline Rig location or traveling as a part of a convoy in an armored vehicle.


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Spread

Following the launch of the season, the character achieved significant virality within the Fortnite player base, who shared artworks and other fan-made content.

For example, on May 25th, 2024, artist @jiansketch posted an artwork of the character that received over 470 reposts and 3,200 likes on X[2] in three days (shown below, left). On May 27th, artist @nekoramen222 shared an artwork that garnered over 1,200 reposts and 7,400 likes on X[3] in one day (shown below, right).


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The character also became the subject of hornyposting on social media. For example, on May 25th, 2024, X[4] user @_nedwardo posted a humorous sketch that received over 600 reposts and 4,100 likes in three days (shown below, left). On May 27th, X[5] user @ana_D7omf posted a GIF caption meme that received over 400 reposts and 4,100 likes in one day (shown below, right).


This is the 6th game c in a row you've dropped here... the mythic isn't THAT good. freak killer @ana_D7omf me hunting down the freak that's attracted to the machinist II GIF

On May 26th, 2024, X[6] user @Mlickles posted a video of The Machinist's unintelligible voice lines, commenting, "Was listening to the machinist’s voice lines and oh my god." The post gained over 1,300 reposts and 13,000 likes in two days.


Additionally, the character was shipped with Jules, another Fortnite character, shortly after her debut.

Various Examples


ÆROSAI !! @AEROSAI The mischaracterization of The Machinist in comm art is so funny to me. That's not a cutesy girl that likes cars. That's a pansexual with anger issues and road rage Mlick @Mlickles. May 26 Was listening to the machinist's voice lines and oh my god THE MACHINIST ENTER . 5:30 PM. May 27, 2024 29.8K Views ... Mephiiles (ROAD TO 1K !!) @Mephiiles Fine. I'll say it. JULES + THE MACHINIST cute yuri couple @thesquatingdog. May 24 Squatingdog Fine. I'll say it. JULES > THE MACHINIST HEHE R 171 3 The new wasteland biome is So hot, right Jules? H-------- CELL
ARMASDRAWS DO NOT USE @ARMASDRAWS DO NOT USE Asc 02 BK C lesbians @CouncilOfLesbia The Machinist from Fortnite is a lesbian. 1:03 AM - May 25, 2024 46K Views

Search Interest

External References

[1] Fortnite Wiki – Chapter 5: Season 3

[2] X – @jiansketch

[3] X – @nekoramen222

[4] X – @_nedwardo

[5] X – @ana_D7omf

[6] X – @Mlickles

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