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My Ancestors are Smiling in ~ Me is a memorable quote indigenous the 2011 adventure video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Online, the phrase has been used as the inscription for various pictures of people around to be decapitated.

Origin

On November 11th, 2011, the video clip game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to be released in the unified States. In ~ the begin of the game, an unnamed Stormcloak Soldier Soldier is captured and before the is decapitated, he says, \"My ancestors space smiling in ~ me, Imperials. Have the right to you say the same?\"


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On June 10th, 2012, aramuseum.org user SoleilNoir post a This kills The Crab image macro with the caption. The image features a image Generator watermark, so that is possible that the meme precedes this upload.

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On April 14th, 2016, YouTuber <2> Aussie Viking II published a video clip with the expression as a title. The video features the scene\"s audio played over the decapitation of a Barbie doll. The article (shown below) received an ext than 52,000 views in 2 years.


On December 9th, Imgur <4> user PoisonPotato released a list dump that various picture macros featuring the phrase. Within 15 months, the list has been viewed more than 500 times.

On February 6th, 2017, facebook <1> account TES.SkyrimGuard published picture macro the the scene, captioning it \"Dammit, Bethesda this guy deserve a name.\" The article (shown below, left) received an ext than 2,500 reactions, 90 comments and also 490 share in one year.

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The following month, Redditor <3> TheGreatRoh captioned photo of police acquisition a man into custody v the phrase as caption in the /r/Anarcho_Capitalism subreddit. The short article (shown below, center) received an ext than 80 clues (85% upvoted) and 20 comments in one year.

Later that year, on august 12th, facebook account GodEmperorTrump<5> posted an image of James Damore, the former Google employee fired for \"advancing harmful sex stereotypes in our workplace,\" holding a sign that reads \"Fired for Truth.\" The short article (shown below, right) received much more than 4,000 reactions, 670 shares and 80 comments in 7 months. =