The Brief: This three-panel meme format includes images of babies with laser eyes from Incredibles 2 and the Amazon series The Boys, and Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. to illustrate scenarios where people are teaming up in ways that lead to disaster.


A new meme format featuring multiple laser-eyed babies and Mike Wazowski is growing in popularity on Reddit. The three panels in these image macros show two people pointing lasers at each other, which intersect as they both hit Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.

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The first panel in the meme features Mr. Incredible and Jack Jack from a scene in Incredibles 2 where Mr. Incredible points his baby like a weapon as lasers come out of his eyes. The second pannel shows the character Billy Butcher, played by Karl Urban, in the Amazon Prime superhero comedy The Boys, also aiming a laser-eyed baby like a gun. The Monsters Inc. character Mike Wazowski is at the center of the third panel, positioned on an outer-space backgroubnd as the light from the lasers simultaneously crash into him while he stoically looks forward.

These laser baby memes are typically labeled to show two people teaming up to do something that results in dramatic and unexpected consequences, which are represented by Mike Wazowski. Iterations of these memes started spreading widely on the Dank Memes subreddit in September 2020.

This is not the first time memes of babies shooting lasers out of their eyes spread online. According to Know Your Meme, a meme associated with the now defunct website had a moment 10 years ago.

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On the wildfire-sparking gender reveal:

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