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Three-Headed Dragon

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Three-Headed Dragon refers to a humorous drawing of a film monster King Ghidorah by artist Michael J. Larsen. Online, the image has been circulated as an exploitable, primarily used in object-labeling memes.

Origin

On May 31st, 2019, monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters premiered in the United States.[1] On June 2nd, artist Michael J. Larson posted a humorous fan art of monster King Ghidorah titled "King Ghidorah in a Nutshell" in his DeviantArt profile[2] and social media accounts (shown below).[3][4] On Twitter, the post gained over 4,300 retweets and 9,600 likes in two weeks.



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On June 3rd, 2019, King Ghidorah motion capture actor Richard Dorton tweeted the image, receiving 500 retweets and 1,500 likes in two weeks.[5]

On June 8th, 2019, Redditor MGHQ_YT posted the first known meme based on the image to /r/gaming subreddit, where it gained over 1,500 upvotes (shown below, left).[6] On June 10th, 2019, Redditor Yagisaki reposted another meme created by an unknown author to /r/HistoryMemes subreddit, with the post receiving over 7,200 upvotes in three days (shown below, right).[7]


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In the following days, the format received moderate spread on the platform, with notable examples posted in /r/dankmemes[8] and /r/freefolk [9] subreddits.

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