The Brief: This meme format depicts someone sneaking up behind a girl and surprising and attacking her with a kick, usually to represent something sudden and/or stealthy.

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Similar to Joe Swanson sneaking up on crying gamer, Anime Girl T-Posing, and floating guy/running guy memes, these surprise attack memes use an image of someone sneaking up behind a girl, apparently about to kick her in the head, to represent scenarios in which someone is met with something dramatic and sudden.

This particular image macro format, however, is distinct in how it juxtaposes an imminent attack with someone who is completely unaware of what they’re about to face. Parallel sneak attack meme formats include Jason Momoa sneaking up on Henry Cavill memes and this bowling format. Particularly popular on Reddit, many of these memes depict relatable situations such as being surprised by too-loud audio and having someone insert a bizarre comment into a normal conversation.

Surprise Attack Memes

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YOU ARE THE BEST STEP BROTHER THAT I COULD EVER ASK FOR
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Template

Create your own iterations of these surprise attack kick memes with this blank template.

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