Parry This You Filthy Casual is a phrase seen on image macros, featuring plate armored knights, holding firearms in their hands.
The images are holding a reference to the parry feature of the world famous game Dark Souls, while also integrating the Filthy Casual meme.
One may notice a slight hint at the popular Indiana Jones scene, where the protagonist just shoots the duelist, who’s parading with his scimitar.
The first instance of the meme was uploaded to the iFunny site, by user LeStormtrooper on the first day on 2018.
It instantly got a large amount of recognition.
In the following two years, the image macro had spread to various sites, throughout the vast sea of the internet.
In 2018, it had gotten to Funnyjunk, in 2019, it had appeared on 9GAG, both with different pictures than that of the original meme.
It started reoccurring on Reddit from March 2019, with one meme even referencing the scene from the aforementioned Indiana Jones film.
The meme had gained big popularity, due to the massive fanbase of the Dark Souls games, as well as the sheer comicality of a plate armored knight posing with a modern firearm.
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