It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This mean?

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this is an iconic quote from the 1986 video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Online, the phrase is combined with image macros or photos of various animals or objects, offered to other users as a gesture of kindness.

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What's the origin of It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This?

The quote is encountered in the very beginning of The Legend of Zelda, as Link, the protagonist of the game gets a wooden sword from an old man in a cave.

In 2004, “It’s dangerous to go alone” appeared on a YTMND page, inspired by the scene and the sound effects of the game.

Spread and Usage

How did It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This spread?

In 2006, the image macro of a kitten started circulating on the internet, combined with the quote.

In the later years, “It’s dangerous to go alone” inspired comics, image macros and other memes on sites like FunnyJunk, Imgur as well as Reddit.

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Published: 02/23/2021 by | Last updated: 09/21/2021 | 1,006 views | Report error

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