The Challenge Accepted
meme comes from series of 4-pane comics that depict real-life situation in which the character faces hazardous or difficult tasks that require a high degree of courage, and still chooses the challenge. The most popular types ofinternet meme
have plain line drawing that conveys an emotion full of impact. And, in the case of the Challenge Accepted meme the line drawing gives out a confident and superior stick figure having crossed stick arms with determination.
The Challenge Accepted meme is considered to have first appeared in the Bungie Flood forums. The thread was titled as When your teacher tells you and it was posted in November 2010. Before the four pane iterations became popular, the phrase gained huge popularity as a trope in the television series How I Met Your Mother.In the show, Neil Patrick Harris played the character of Barney Stinson. He often accepts challenging tasks that others consider nothing more than a joke. The first time Barney uttered the term Challenge Accepted in the 4th Season of the TV series. Thus, the meme is a also a depiction of challenges that even though the character accepts, it is something that cannot be achieved. The Challenge Accepted joke gradually spread out to other humor-loving websites. It has also grown in popularity and has shown evolution on websites such as memebase and memegenerator. Today the popularity of this meme has come close to that of the Forever Alone Guy and Epic Rage Guy memes.
There were variations of the Challenge Accepted meme that played-off other memes or even references to leading culture. It has become the shorthand method of displaying various challenges and taking them. The type of challenges can be related to anything. However, they are more difficult than regular challenges and they are quite extreme.The meme consists of the phrase Challenge Accepted along with the rest of the meme text and a black and white stick figure. And, the more boring and stupid the challenge seems to be, the higher the level of humor is going to come from the term Challenge Accepted. And, this meme can include anything that happens in daily life including small, meaningless, big or even rational things.
The meme has an arrogant sense of decisiveness, of putting the last and conclusive word that can be understood or identified by most of the people. The truth is that many memes are focused towards putting that final word or your say to put an end to a discussion. And, most of the time this are phrases or words that otherwise people have difficulty in replying to. The meme has further been developed into two more versions, Challenge Denied and Challenge Considered.