I Fear No Man


What does I Fear No Man mean?

I fear no man refers to a popular exploitable meme series and YouTube parodies, originating from the promotional videos of Team Fortress 2.

The format features the character Heavy talking in the shadow, saying “I fear no man. But that thing, it scares me”.

In most cases, there is an insert of photo or short clip between “that thing” and “it scares me”, resulting in a wide array of parodies available.

I fear no man


What's the origin of I Fear No Man?

The quote is taken from the Team Fortress 2 promotional video, titled “Meet the Pyro”, uploaded to YouTube on June 27th, 2012 by the account of Team Fortress 2.

The short film starts with Heavy giving an incognito interview, with his face covered with shadows, saying “I fear no man”.

Both video parodies and exploitable image macros have been taken from the footage of “Meet the Pyro”.

Spread & Usage

How did I Fear No Man spread?

Parodies started circulating online in 2013, starting on YouTube, with a video combining the footage of “Meet the Pyro” with the contents of the Super Smash Brothers “Villager Comes to Town” advertisement.

Over the years, “I fear no man” would appear in numerous YouTube parodies, as well as memes on sites like 9GAG, Tumblr, Reddit, as well as FunnyJunk.

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