The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers premiered in the United States on December 5th, 2002.
One of the scenes involve Gandalf attempting to free King Théoden (portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen and Bernard Hill respectively) from the mind-control spell of Saruman (played by Sir Christopher Lee).
It is here, that King Théoden (or rather Saruman through his body) says the line “You have no power here”.
The meme format, featuring a screenshot from the scene was first added to Meme Generator on December 5th, 2012.
By February, 2013, “You have no power” memes would started emerging on various subreddits and by March, it would be introduced to Facebook, through a site, adopting the quote.
The format’s popularity never really died off, as memes are still emerging on Instagram, Facebook, 9GAG, Reddit and many other sites, as of September 25th, 2021.
- Theawesomedaily.com – You Have No Power Here – 15 Images And Info On One Of The Funniest Memes Ever