Top 10 Most Popular Meme Characters

11:18 am 9 Sep, 2013

There have been some pretty crazy memes doing the rounds of the internet. A lot of the most popular memes have now encapsulated the broad landscape of funny portals over the internet. A lot of these memes are still going and probably will continue to do so for a long time. It’s hard to choose the best memes as there are so many brilliant ones. Here’s a look at some of the better ones.

10. Overly Attached Girlfriend:

The overly attached girlfriend is a meme featuring the picture of a girl with a big smile and fake eyes with captions that portray the stereotype image of an overprotective and clingy girlfriend. The meme started with a YouTube video made by Laina Morris and uploaded on June 6th 2012. The video was a parody of Justin Bieber’s song Boyfriend. It got very popular because of the lyrics about a cloying stalking girlfriend. From the very next day advice animal style memes started appearing of the overly attached girlfriend. Click the link below for the best of the overly attached girlfriend meme.

Overly Attached Girlfriend

9. Forever Alone:

Forever alone meme is a part of the rage comics series. It is the second character spinoff after the rage guy from this series. It started in May 2010 and slowly morphed into an advice animal style meme portraying disappointment with life and loneliness. By September 2010 there were more than 50,000 images on Tumblr related to forever alone meme. It is mostly used in four pane comic strips about being alone and sad.

Forever Alone

8. Like a Boss:

Like a boss is a phrase that is used with images of people being nonchalant about doing something big. It is used to portray authority and finesse, sometimes sarcastically. It started in April 2009 with an SNL video parody of the Slim Thug song titled ‘Like a Boss’. The parody song starts normally describing the duties of a boss and then goes crazy about cutting balls off, turning into a jet plane and bombing Russia and then crashing into the sun and dying, all like a boss.

Like a Boss

7. Bitch Please:

Bitch please or dumb bitch or fuck that guy are all a rage comic contour drawing of Yao Ming’s face. Yao Ming is a professional basketball player and this face was captured from a post match press conference. It is used to show the reaction of disdain towards someone’s point. The meme started in 2010 and since then has been used frequently in rage comics and other memes.

Bitch Please

6. Matrix Morpheus:

The Matrix Morpheus meme is an advice animal type of meme with a screen capture image of Morpheus from the Matrix movie and a two line advice which starts with “What if I told you” and then reveals something similar to the way Morpheus revealed to Neo that he was living inside a computer simulation. The meme started in 2012 with the image saying, “What if I told you/command+control+shift+4, then space, then clicking a window took a screenshot” and was entitled Morpheus uses a Mac.

Matrix Morpheus

5. Most Interesting Man in the World:

The most interesting man in the world is an advice animal meme that started with a video of the 2007 ad of Dos Equis Beer starring American actor Jonathan Goldsmith in which he states that “I don’t always drink beer but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.” The meme follows the structure, I don’t always do X but when I do I Y. The meme started in 2010 with the phrase, “I don’t always masturbate, but when I do I use women.”

Most Interesting Man in the World

4. Socially Awesome Awkward Penguin:

The socially awesome awkward penguin meme started as the socially awkward penguin meme. It started in 2009 as part of the advice animal series. It portrayed those social situations where you do or say something that is awkward. Many spinoffs were formed from this meme like the socially awesome penguin and the socially average penguin. A hybrid was formed in 2011 with top half being socially awesome and bottom half socially awkward. This was called the socially awesome awkward penguin and had phrases that seemed awesome at first but turned out to be awkward later.

Socially Awesome Awkward Penguin

3. Good Guy Greg:

Good Guy Greg started as the opposite of Scumbag Steve. It features the image of a man smoking a joint and contains phrases that usually are things that a good guy would do or quips at what would happen to a good guy. It started in 2011 in its present form but before 2011 there were other pictures that were used to depict good guy behavior.

Good Guy Greg

2. Unhelpful Teacher:

The unhelpful teacher or the unhelpful high school teacher meme started in 2011. It is a stock photo of a teacher standing in front of a chalkboard and a map of the world. The phrases usually are quips at bad teaching methods or stereotypical things that teachers say to their students.

Unhelpful Teacher

1. Boromir:

The Boromir meme is also known as the “one does not simply….” meme. Boromir is a character from The Lord of The Rings who says during the first movie that, ‘one does not simply walk into mordor’. The screen capture image is used with different phrases. It started as a meme about different ways you could not use to go to Mordor. Then quickly became about things that one simply can’t do.


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