It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This
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.
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
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.