I Am Atomic

I Am Atomic

Updated Dec 02, 2022 at 04:04PM EST by Adam.

Added Dec 02, 2022 at 12:19AM EST by JustOrdinaryMan.

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I Am Atomic is a line said by main character Cid Kagenou of the The Eminence In Shadow manga and anime series. The scene has become an exploitable in videos to express both the epicness and cringeworthiness of the line.


On November 2nd, 2022, episode five of The Eminence In Shadow anime series premiered in Japan. In the episode, the main character Cid Kagenou shows his power to defeat Zenon by using a magic bomb based on the principles of a nuclear bomb. He blows it up and kills Zenon, almost destroying the whole city. On the same day, YouTube[1] user Anime Complex uploadedthe scene, receiving more than 285,000 views in one month (shown below).


The scene grew popular as exploitable edits were posted on Facebook and TikTok. For example, on November 5th, 2022, Facebook[2] user R Bimasakti Anandadita uploaded a SpongeBob SquarePants edit adding the scene's audio. The video received 634 reactions and more than 1,200 shares (shown below, left). On November 10th, 2022, Facebook[3] user Utsman Affan uploaded a Dolby sound test clip tha added the scene's audio. The video received 795 reactions and more than 2,000 shares (shown below, right).

On November 8th, 2022, TikTok[4] user @Funochi uploaded an edit of the scene, receiving more than 3.6 million views in three weeks (shown below, left). On November 17th, 2022, TikTok[5] user @charlyanthony09 uploaded a similar edit that received more than 1.2 million views in two weeks (shown below, right).


The scene also was used as a Reaction Video. For example, on November 3rd, 2022, YouTube[6] user TheOtakuDad : RE uploaded a compilation of people reacting to the scene. It received more than 140,000 views in one month (shown below).

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in reply to DavidM

At least hero is indeed acting edgy on purpose, he's an edge nerd, he loves all the edgy tropes from secret final bosses and wishes to play them out.
He's also a moron, that got isekaied because he accidentally offed himself trying to learn magic in the previous world.
That made it pretty entertaining for me.


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