We Were on the Verge of Greatness

We Were on the Verge of Greatness

Part of a series on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. [View Related Entries]

Updated Dec 30, 2020 at 06:16AM EST by shevyrolet.

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"We Were on the Verge of Greatness" is a memorable quote from the 2016 space opera film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which spawned an image macro series featuring a screenshot of the scene.

Origin

In the film Rogue One, which premiered on December 10th, 2016, the character Galen Orso is confronted by the character Orson Krennic, who attempts to persuade Orso by saying "We were on the verge of greatness, we were this close to providing peace and security for the galaxy (shown below).



On January 22nd, 2017, Redditor fifthdayofmay submitted a *breath in* boi image macro with the caption "When you're on the verge of greatness but he quits his job" to /r/PrequelMemes[1] (shown below).


When you're on the verge of greatness but he quits his job *breath in* boi

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On February 18th, 2017, the Guardians Of The Force Facebook[4] page posted a screencap from the scene with the caption "When you get Friend Zoned" (shown below).


When you get Friend Zoned We were on the verge ot greatness. We were this close.

On July 11th, the Wedge Antilles Facebook[3] page posted a three-panel image macro with a joke about the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution (shown below).


We are on the verge of greatness. We are this close to providing peace and liberté to the country. You're confusing peace with the Reign of Terror. Well, we have to start somewhere.

On September 20th, Redditor XGonGiveItToYaX submitted a screenshot of a Reddit post with 69 upvotes and 421 comments, followed by the screencap of Krennic speaking the line to /r/PrequelMemes[2] (shown below).


We were on the verge of greatness. We were this close to providing peace and security for the galaxy. (redd.it 69 submitted 3 months ago by Directorkrennic 421 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost We were on the verge of greatness we were this close.

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External References

[1] Reddit – /r/PrequelMemes

[2] Reddit – /r/PrequelMemes

[3] Facebook – Wedge Antilles

[4] Facebook – Guardians of the Force

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