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NPC meme gold (gold, Jerry!) triggering leftoids and twatter/faceborg

By mell follow mell   2018 Oct 16, 5:51pm 12,297 views   141 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


4Chan Sparks Mass Triggering With NPC Meme; Twitter Responds With Ban Hammer
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by Tyler Durden
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
The "weaponized autists" at 4Chan have done it again, because they can; a new meme suggesting that liberals are soulless idiots who can't think for themselves has gone viral. The concept compares Democrats to "nonplayable characters," or NPCs - the recurring characters in video games with repetitive lines and limited knowledge. Lack of an "inner voice" is a dead giveaway that someone may be an NPC.

The NPC meme essentially meant to ridicule the post-election perpetual outrage culture in which liberals simply parrot the latest talking points from their favorite pundits, who do their thinking for them.

The 4chan version is a simple greyed out, expressionless face known as "NPC Wojak" - which has triggered the left so hard that Twitter conducted a mass-banning campaign for accounts promoting the meme, and the New York Times wrote an entire article trying to figure it out.

The Times writes of the Twitter bans:

Over the weekend, Twitter responded by suspending about 1,500 accounts associated with the NPC trolling campaign. The accounts violated Twitter’s rules against “intentionally misleading election-related content,” according to a person familiar with the company’s enforcement process. The person, who would speak only anonymously, was not authorized to discuss the decision. -NYT

There is precisely zero evidence that the accounts were spreading "intentionally misleading election-related content," so we're just going to have to take Twitter's word for it.


According to KnowYourMeme, the NPC meme was created in 2016 after an anonymous 4chan user made a threat titled "are you an NPC?" to the /v/ video games board.

On September 5th, 2018, several threads were submitted to 4chan discussing people who did not have an "inner-voice." In the comments sections, many described those who do not have an internal monologue as "NPCs." On September 7th, a grey-colored variation of Wojak began appearing in threads about NPCs (shown below). KnowYourMeme

The triggering begins

After the meme began to spread, Twitter user @brightabyss accused those who "refer to living humans being as NPCs" as being "facist

And according to KnowYourMeme, "On September 15th, Twitter user @DreddByDawn tweeted that NPC was "dog whistle" used by "fascists." The same day, Twitter user @Sharessan accused a centrist of being a "fascist in denial" after labeling them an NPC. Meanwhile, Twitter user @stackflow33 tweeted a screenshot of the tweets along with the message "What the fuck is even going on anymore? Lmao.

Angry NPCs Twitter users continued their opposition to the meme, telling users to "report and block" anyone using the "dehumanizing" NPC meme.

Once the meme reached critical mass, it was only a matter of time before Silicon Valley did something about it:

And before they're totally scrubbed from the internet, here are a few NPC memes that slipped through the cracks:

NPCs are even getting ready for Halloween:



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102   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Nov 29, 9:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Winner of NPC meme contest:

104   Ceffer   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 10, 12:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If an NPC gets mad at being called an NPC, does this mean they are actually self aware? Shouldn't this be stamped out?
105   HEYYOU   ignore (34)   2018 Dec 10, 1:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Polluted air,water & land but Right wing trash are concerned about a great Free Market business.
Why are we forced to follow social media?

Idiocy is very entertaining.
114   jazz_music   ignore (13)   2019 Mar 29, 12:05pm     ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Wow these NPC memes are such boring shite

At least no talent was wasted in producing them.

122   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 23, 6:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This post is just so, so... perfect lol
124   CornPoptheOriginalGangster   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 23, 4:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

4th Panel needs: "RACIST!"
133   RC2006   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 16, 2:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This meme fits liberals so well it's unstoppable.
134   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 16, 3:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm seriously thinking of taking up graffiti for the first time in my life.

Replicating the npc meme all over the city sounds so fun lolololol!
135   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 17, 10:40am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aren't most librerals on twitter just a bot farm ran by a couple of guys from some corporation, are not actual people?

So the meme is spot on.
136   mell   ignore (3)   2019 Jul 17, 3:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gold, Jerry! Gold!

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