FrankerZ is an original Twtich.tv emote, which was created based on a picture of streamer Ernest Le’s dog.
The emote shows a cropped version Le’s dog’s head from the neck up. The emote can be used to express playfulness, while attending a stream on Twitch.tv.
The emote and the name has since spawned its own unique browser extension called FrankerFaceZ.
Origin of the emote
The original image was taken from streamer Ernest Le and created based on his different tone of voice when talking about himself on his streams, referring to himself as Frankerz.
The emote was uploaded to Twitch.tv in 2012, which has since spawned a browser extension called FrankerFaceZ, which is used by more than 660.00 users as of 10/12/2019.
FrankerFaceZ adds unique emotes, chat features, etc. to your liking, to enhance your viewing experience on Twitch.tv.
Spread of the emote
6 years after its upload date, unfortunately FrankerZ (the dog of Ernest Le) has passed away. On that day, the emote has gained a bump in use and popularity.
As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, FrankerZ is the 72nd on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website Twitch.tv, making it one of the most popular emotes.