Online, the image macro series is used to comment on a certain ability of individuals, thus “Speech 100” is mostly used as a reaction image macro to stories and posts about people with unparalleled skills in persuasion.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released in the United States on November 11th, 2011.
The roleplaying game features skill trees, which a player may level up to a level of 100 each.
It is from here, that the image macros and the edits are originating from, with the earliest meme having been shared on the r/dankmemes subreddit by u/Autistic_Spinning on June 18th, 2017.
In the following years, “Speech 100” as well as various other Skyrim Skill Tree memes following the same template became popular on numerous subreddits, as well as 9GAG, Twitter and Instagram.
“Speech 100” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on December 21st, 2017.
In 2019, the meme series even spawned various edits, with non-existing Skyrim skills, like Wholesome 100.