It Just Works


What does It Just Works mean?

“It Just Works” is a phrase used when something doesn’t make complete sense, or you don’t have a full understanding of how something works, it just does it anyway. It is similar to the If it looks stupit, but works, it ain’t stupid meme.

The expression can also be used if a person doesn’t want to explain something, because it would be a waste of time or the other person isn’t competent enough to understand it, so you just say “It Just Works”. The meme is embedded into Bethesda softworks lore, often featuring Todd Howard on the image macros, paired with the captions “It Just Works.”



What's the origin of It Just Works?

“It Just Works” originates from 2011, when it was repeatedly said by Steve Jobs on stage while introducing his new product, “The Cloud”.

Despite this, the phrase was made famous by well-known video game designer Todd Howard when he used it to explain the mechanics of Fallout 4′s Settlement mode, marking the beginning of the meme.

Additionally, the character King Crimson from the popular manga “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures” uses the phrase to explain his time-erasing abilities.

Spread & Usage

How did It Just Works spread?

As seen, the phrase is used in multiple areas of pop culture to avoid providing an explanation for advanced functions and abilities, being the main explanation for Plot Armor.

“It Just Works” was made popular on the internet with the help of memes, often with either the face of Todd Howard on it, the Apple symbol, or sections of pages from a manga.

It can be found on several social media platforms, including Reddit, iFunny and even YouTube.

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