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We're Meant to Be Expendable

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Star Wars animated clone troopers
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2018 Origin: Reddit Region:
Type: Exploitable,
Tags: star wars, the clone wars, plo koon, clones, escape pod, open space, rising malevolence, sinker, boost, dispensable, crabwaffleman, senorgrease, atrampoline, arcticbanks,

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Star Wars animated clone troopers

About

We're Meant to Be Expendable refers to a memorable scene from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series in which character Plo Koon and two clone troopers discuss their chances to be rescued while holding onto an escape pod in space.

Origin

On October 3rd, 2008, episode two "Rising Malevolene" of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series premiered.[1] In one scene of the episode, Jedi Master Plo Koon and clone troopers Sinker and Boost find themselves stranded in a debirs field, holding onto an escape pod. In the scene, Plo Koon asks the tropers about why they are certain nobody is coming to rescue them.



- Sergeant, why are you so certain no one is coming?
- We're just clones, sir, we're meant to be expendable.
- Not to me.

Prior to May 24th, 2017, the first known post based on the captioned image of the scene was posted to /r/PrequelMemes subreddit by an unknown user, with the post reposted on Imgur on May 24th (shown below) and on Twitter on July 12th.[2] The format did not see further spread until on April 5th, 2018, Redditor senorgrease reposted the meme in /r/PrequelMemes subreddit, gaining over 9,800 upvotes.[3]


When you repost 1000 prequel memes and hope that one gets more than 3 upvotes We're just clones, sir. We're meant to be expendable.

Spread

On April 8th, 2018, Redditor crabwaffleman posted a two-panel image captioned with the exchange to /r/prequelmemes subreddit.[4] The post received over 26,400 upvotes in six months (shown below). A repost to /r/wholesomemememes subreddit received over 3,100 upvotes in the same period.[5]


We're just clones, sir. We're meant to be expendable Not to me

In April 2018, more posts based on the scene were posted to /r/PrequelMemes, including notable posts by Redditors Atrampoline[6] (1,800 upvotes; shown below, left, ) and ArcticBanks[7] (3,500 upvotes; shown below, right).


Sergeant, why are you certain that no one is coming? We're just clones sir, we're meant to be expendable Not to me. MUCH LATER bxectterCroder 66 It will be done, my lord. spr THOSE MOTHERFUC. We're just clones sir, we're meant to be expendable 889 Not to me And we think Chris Pratt should play Obi-Wan in the stand alone film You're expendable

In the following year, the format received further spread on Reddit, being used both as a snowclone "We're Just X, Sir, We're Meant to Be Expendable" and as an exploitable.

Various Examples


We're just ants , sir. We're meant to be expendable Not to me Republic We're just sir. We're meant to be spendable Credits Watto Not to me Pare Retreshment DASANI Pare Refreshment DASANI We're just Plastic sir. We're meant to be expendable bottles Not to me
We're just workers sir. We're meant to be expendable Not to me orignal We're just charactors sir. we're not meant to be expendable Disney Not to me We're just reposts, sir. We're meant to get upvotes Not to me

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We're just clones, sir. We're meant to be expendable Not to me

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Tags: star wars, the clone wars, plo koon, clones, escape pod, open space, rising malevolence, sinker, boost, dispensable, crabwaffleman, senorgrease, atrampoline, arcticbanks,


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