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Younglings refers to jokes made about Anakin Skywalker's murder of young Jedi in training while executing Order 66 in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that spread with the rise of Prequel Memes.


In 2005's Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker murders a room of young Jedi, aka Younglings, at the order of Chancellor Palpatine (shown below).

As the film grew into a target of derision and ironic fandom, jokes about the scene began appearing online. An image that paired the scene with the Stahp meme was posted to Know Your Meme[1] on September 28th, 2012 (shown below, left). On February 10th, 2013, IGN user LeCambrioleur[2] posted an image macro referencing the scene on the site's forums (shown below, right).

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The spread of jokes about the scene coincided with the rise of Prequel Memes in late 2015. Of these, two formats were most prominent: either the scene was referenced in an existing meme template (example shown below, left), or the scene itself was turned into an exploitable (example shown below, right).

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The scene has continued to be referenced in jokes throughout mostly Reddit in recent years. For example, Facebook meme page Youngling-core uploaded a This Is Where the Fun Begins joke on December 7th, 2016, gaining over 590 likes and reactions (shown below, left). Redditor shouldibeawake4this[4] posted a Cat In The Hat variation to /r/dankmemes on February 13th, 2017, gaining over 1,300 points (shown below, right).

This is where the fun begins.

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