Fountain of Memes

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    "I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say."


    You know this person. We all do. Ohhh yes. Even though you haven't even watched the show, even if you have no idea which video game they're from, you know them and have every one of their lines memorized. Their every word has a place in lulzy eternity.

    This person—nay, this god(dess) of popular culture, can come in many forms, but regardless of form, He or She is known as a Fountain of Memes.

    Be it due to Narm Charm, Large Ham-ness, or simply due to their own glorious Badassery, every line this sacred being spouts is an instant Memetic Mutation, to be repeated by the Internet-savvy throughout the ages.

    For more information regarding these characters' holy exploits, see Memetic Badass, Memetic Sex God, and similar pages. See also YouTube Poop for practical applications of their blessed dictions.

    When in doubt about examples, keep in mind the Rule of Three. There's no specific cutoff point for awesomeness, but three Memetic Mutations is generally a good baseline. It is also recommended, though not required, that you give us a sample of the character's works, so we too may revel in their awesomeness.

    The name is a pun on the Fountain of Dreams from the Kirby series.

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    Anime and Manga


    Comic Books


    "Who's the man? I'm the man! I'm a bad man! How bad? Real bad! I'm 12.0 on a 10.0 scale of badness!"


    Fan Works



    • The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is...42.

    Live-Action TV


    Professional Wrestling

    Recorded and Stand Up Comedy


    • The 2010 San Francisco Giants produced all kinds of memes as they slowly made their way to and won the World Series.
    • The great-grandaddy of sports meme generation has to be Yogi Berra, who gave us such gems as "It ain't over until it's over", "Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded", and "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Also, "It ain't over until the fat lady sings." And, famously, "I never said most of the things I said."
    • Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadelphia Flyers seems to be on his way to this after his appearances in NHL 24/7. "The solar's so humongous big" and his meditations on the similarities between his Siberian Husky and a hot blonde in particular are experiencing Memetic Mutation.

    Tabletop Games

    Video Games



    • The Mass Effect series brings us Commander Shepard, who is known for punching a certain reporter in response to her snide insinuations / disingenuous assertions / tabloid journalism, and proclaiming various stores to be his / her favourite on the Citadel (s/he can even give multiple stores the same endorsement).
      • Mass Effect 2 gives us Harbinger, who becomes this despite never actually appearing in person, thanks to his habit of ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL. Oddly, after spending the entire second game churning out memes, he has only one scene in the third game - and spends it shooting at you rather than talking.
    • "Attention, all yoctograms! (It's x 2) DIE!" You aren't forgetting Sho Minamimoto, are you? So zetta slow!
    • OBJECTION! The lack of Ace Attorney on this page is criminal!
    • BRB, reinstallan' Deus Ex.
    • Dudley from Street Fighter III. Keeping it classy since '97. Do the words "Let's fight... like gentlemen." mean anything to you?
      • Guile tells you to Go Home And Be A Family Man, because his themesong goes with everything, as a proof, he does Flash Kick FADC into Shades !
    • Fighting game pro IFC Yipes has a whole stable of memes associated with him. He's best known for screaming "IT'S MAHVEL, BAYBEE!" along with other memorable phrases during matches.
    • Genji: Days of the Blade, though not the game itself, but its E3 presentation. "Story is based on Japanese history and battles which took... actually took place in ancient Japan." "So here's this Giant Enemy Crab..." (this shortly after saying the battles were historical!) "Attack Its Weak Point For Massive Damage!"
    • Terry Bogard. Everything he says is subjected to this, to the point of meta-humor.
    • In the early 90's NBA Jam was a source of this.

    Announcer: Boom-shaka-laka!
    Announcer: He's on fire!


    Web Comics

    • VG Cats may have slowed down production, but they were pumping out memes by the week a few years back. Face Full of Alien Wingwong, Jenova's Witnesses, and so forth.
    • As you can see from tvtropes, Penny Arcade.
    • Xkcd, as well.
    • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff would love to be a useless piece of shit all day and make all these memes, but it's falling down all these stairs! It keeps happening!
      • Homestuck has come into possession of all of the memes. All of them. You're 0k with this for now, but any more of these shenanigans and shit might just fly off the handle.
    • Sonichu.

    Web Original

    Western Animation

    • The Simpsons. For a starting point, "My eyes! The Goggles Do Nothing!" (Milhouse, however, is not a meme.)
      • "Milhouse is not a meme", however, is.
    • Luigi's lines in the Mario cartoons are hilariously over-the-top, particularly in the "Mama Luigi" episode. "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!" *wheeze*
    • "Well excuuuuuse me, Princess!"
    • Dr. Ivo Robotnik in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is this. He really hates that PINGAS!
    • South Park in general tends to generate memes, but Eric Cartman is a particularly active meme fountain. "Screw you guys, I'm going home" and "Respect my AUTHORITAH" were popular very early on, and the Memetic Mutation list ends with a crack about sand in vaginas (which came from Cartman's remarks about Kyle in the "shit" episode.)
    • Cheese of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    • Noah from Total Drama Island.
    • Invader Zim and everything related to GIR. And everyone else, for that matter.
    • The amount of memes in Batman the Brave And The Bold is OUTRAGEOUS!
    • "Good news, everyone! I just invented a machine that makes you quote Futurama!"
    • The Street Fighter cartoon, mostly due to "BISON!" *flames leap* YES! YES!
    • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is about 20% more memetic than most shows.
      • Especially Pinkie Pie. Pick any appearance of hers, no matter how short or long, and you'll probably be able to find it in one YouTube video, at the very least.
      • Well, the show does have I, Photo Feenish, who eez always looking for... DE MAGIKS. *strikes pose*... I go! *poof*
      • On, this show is the most viewed meme by a margin of a million compared to second place, has the most posted images of it, and has the most sub memes. Think about that.
      • You're going to... LOVE ME!!! Also, mods are asleep, post ponies!
    • 60s Spider-Man, aka the original Hanna-Barbera animated series, is notorious for two things: it is deeply ingrained in pop culture, and it features hilariously bad voice acting, writing and especially animation. As such, a macro series was born, where particularly stupid looking stills (usually of Spider-Man himself) get misleading captions, giving the Spidey an Alternative Character Interpretation of a Crazy Awesome, stupid sex-obsessed maniac. There are literally thousands of these macros.
    • SpongeBob SquarePants, especially in its pre-movie seasons. With the huge amount of memorable lines from the show, it's probably only surpassed by Friendship is Magic as the most memetic animated show ever. Patrick Star in particular has the most memetic lines in the show.
    • How about Avatar; The Last Airbender?
      • "My cabbages!"
      • Or for that matter, Legend of Korra?
        • "My Cabbage Corp!"
    1. "What ain't no country I ever heard of! Do they speak English in What?" "English, motherfucker! Do you speak it?" "I dare you, I double-dare you, motherfucker, say "what" one more goddamn time!" "Does he look like a bitch?" and "Marcellus Wallace don't like to be fucked by anybody except Mrs. Wallace"