You Underestimate My Power

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does You Underestimate My Power mean?

You underestimate my power is a memorable quote uttered by Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of The Sith.

Online, the quote is often used in reaction images, meaning somebody is underestimating something, usually with an ironic uptake.

This meme belongs to the group of prequel memes, which are based on the Prequel episodes of the Star Wars saga.

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Origin


What's the origin of You Underestimate My Power?

Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of The Sith premiered in the United States in 2005 as the third movie of the Prequel trilogy.

During the movie, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy, eventually turning into Darth Vader.

The scene which features the quote shows the lightsaber duel of Anakin and his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the duel, Obi-Wan says “It’s over Anakin. I have the high ground!”. Anakin responds by uttering the line “You underestimate my power!”.  

Spread and Usage


How did You Underestimate My Power spread?

From around 2012, Both Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s lines from the scene grew quickly in popularity among the Prequel meme series.

These memes initially appeared in r/PrequelMemes, eventually surfacing on the Star Wars memes Wikipedia page, as well as other meme sharing platforms such as Memegenerator and Imgflip.

External References

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