Unlimited Power

Meaning

What does Unlimited Power mean?

Unlimited Power is a memorable quote derived reaction image macro, from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

The image macro depicts Darth Sidious shooting lightning bolts from his fingers, while shouting the phrase.

Both the sentence and the screenshot may be used independently, associated with power and influence.

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Origin

What's the origin of Unlimited Power?

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was released on May 12th, 2005 in the United States.

In one of the scenes, Chancellor Palpatine is confronted by Jedi, including Mace Windu (played by Ian McDiarmid and Samuel L. Jackson respectively).

After being cornered, he retaliates with Force lightning, while screaming “unlimited power”.

Memes of the scene started emerging online in 2012.

Spread & Usage

How did Unlimited Power spread?

The format started spreading on numerous meme pages, such as MemeBase, 9GAG and Memecrunch, in 2012.

It would also be featured on the r/PrequelMemes subreddit, starting in 2016, however it would remain an underdog for more popular Prequel Memes.

Starting in 2019, “unlimited power” would see a resurgence on numerous subreddits.

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