The scene from “How to tame a dragon” illustrates situations where the majority of stupid actions meet with incomprehension, but there are those who approve of them.
In early June, a meme was distributed on social networks and on Reddit with images from the cartoon How to Train Your Dragon. The template shows the dragon who commits a stupid act, and two reactions to it: bewilderment (from the second dragon) and approval (from the guy in the bushes).
The scene is taken from the third part of “How to tame the dragon,” published in February 2019. In it, the black dragon Bezzubik tries in every way to attract the attention of the white dragon – Day Furies. In this he is helped by the host Icking, prompting from the undergrowth. But all the actions of Toothless meet misunderstanding from the Day Fury.
On June 5, the user Reddit under the nickname lil_zagawy posted a joke in the Dank Memes section with frames from the cartoon. In his version, Toothless illustrates the author with his “highly controversial memes”, the uncomprehending Fury is “society”, and the guy with the raised thumb is Reddit users.
The community liked the picture, and lil_zagawy soon shared a meme template.
The template is quickly sold on social networks. Users most often used it to show a disapproving majority reaction to absurd and approving actions from a minority. This mainly concerned everyday situations, but there were other examples.
Meme began to illustrate the historical events.
Already by June 10, users of social networks began to chatter the meme template itself. For example, they redrawn the scene from “How to tame the dragon” and removed the frames, showing that the meme is understandable and so.