What does How Dare You Stand Where He Stood mean?
How dare you stand where he stood is a quote uttered by Harry Potter during the movie Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Online, the quote has inspired the creation of various reaction image memes. These memes are often used in context with someone who recently replaced someone beloved by the community, and is not welcomed by their peers.
What's the origin of How Dare You Stand Where He Stood?
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiered globally in 2011.
In the episodes Deathly Hallows 1 and 2, Serveus Snape becomes the headmaster of Hogwarts.
The scene that features the quote shows Professor McGongall and Harry battling Snape in the great hall.
Upon taking on Snape, Harry utters “How dare you stand where he stood”, referring to Dumbledore, Snape’s precursor as the Headmaster of Hogwarts.
Spread & Usage
How did How Dare You Stand Where He Stood spread?
Memes surrounding the scene & quote started to appear during late 2011 and early 2012. One notable example is a Funnyjunk post from August 2012, in which the quote was added to an image macro format and got crossed with a Pokémon reference.
Other variants of the meme spread on Reddit, mostly in the boards r/memes and r/dankmemes.
- Twitter.com – memescentrai
- Reddit.com – r/memes