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His parody image appeared in the review of the game Sonic: Lost World by YouTuber Gregzilla. And although Knuckles only appeared in the video for a few seconds, people really liked him. And then tidiestflyer with DeviantArt made a 3D model of it, which quickly ended up in VRChat. And the heat went. So much so that they began to create videos with him, in which he seemed to sing different songs. Little Knuckles called themselves "warriors of Uganda", asked everyone with an African accent "do you know the way?" ("Do you know the way?"), Looking for their queen, who usually turned out to be another anime girl, spitting at enemies, joking about Ebola and clicking a lot. It was originally local. The very meme about "Ugandan warriors" (by the way, Uganda is also a meme, but not very popular) came from Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and from the streamer Forsen. Knuckles flooded the space of VRChat, and memes were not long in coming.
Knuckles ( English Knuckles ) is a new meme character from the cartoon about Sonic the Hedgehog, which children know, probably in all countries of the world. Sonic knows how to move very quickly - here the editor of TheQuestion told what maximum speed this character can gain.
But now we will talk about Knuckles - a red anthropomorphic echidna, which, according to the plot of the cartoon, has incredible power: as in in terms of character, and from a physical point of view. In 2014, the creators of the animated series wanted to emphasize this by adding more muscle mass to Knuckles.
But for Sonic fans, Knuckles's new image seemed too strange: it was unusual to see Knuckles the jock. Therefore, YouTube user Gregzilla, who posts various reviews on his channel, decided to make Knuckles small and plump in one of them - it was as if he had been flattened from all sides.
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The video has become quite popular: as of January 2018, it has collected more than 3 million views. But he would have been very quickly forgotten if the user under the nickname tidiestflyer had not posted on Deviantart a 3D model of little Knuckles, who later turned into a "Ugandan Knuckles".
" What does Uganda have to do with it? " - you ask. The fact is that Ugandan fighters is another meme from the game community, but not very popular. In 2017, he was actively forced in the video games Call of Duty and PUBG.
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But the story doesn't end there. There is such a thing as VRChat - an online game for the lucky owners of virtual reality glasses. It has a special chat for communication between players, you can create characters (of course, there are many girls from anime and other cartoon characters). At the end of November 2017, chat became very popular, so the players began to unite in a group.PPs who were united by the same characters. A month later, there was a real invasion of Ugandan knuckles: a huge number of red and blue echidnas, speaking with a Ugandan accent, wanted to introduce the rest of the players to the "da way" ("way").
Now the Ugandan knuckles have spread all over the Internet. Although the VRChat players themselves are beginning to annoy the knuckles: they even wrote to the chat support to make the knuckles a little less.
Nevertheless, knuckles can be safely called the first meme of 2018.