Now There Are Two of Them

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does Now There Are Two of Them mean?

Now there are two of them is a lesser known Prequel Meme format, taken from the first episode of the Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace.

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What's the origin of Now There Are Two of Them?

The phrase is taken from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, where the opening scenes involve Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive at a Separatist ship, where the local leader sees the Jedi and exclaims “This is getting out of hand! Now there are two of them”.

A separated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by QuoteTheGuy on January 24th, 2014.

Spread and Usage

How did Now There Are Two of Them spread?

The meme started spreading as an image macro following the YouTube upload.

It became especially prevalent after the creation of the r/PrequelMemes subreddit on December 27th, 2016.

The “now there are two of them” meme can be encountered on sites like Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter as well as, iFunny and 9GAG.

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Published: 07/23/2021 by | Last updated: 07/23/2021 | 166 views | Report error

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