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Joel's Panic Attack In The Last Of Us Has Already Been Memed




The Last of Us has done a pretty fantastic job of letting us see sides to our favorite characters that we didn't get to see in the Game. The latest episode in particular gave us a closer look at the more vulnerable side of Joel, as he suffers from panic attacks due to the mental trauma he's been subjected to over the course of his life and journey with Ellie.

It's an opportunity for the show to explore his sensitive side, yet the Internet has done what it does best and turned Joel's suffering into a relatable meme you'll more than likely have seen if you've been on social media recently.The meme itself is comprised of three images, each one showing Joel in a different state of panic, and folks on Twitter couldn't help but see the similarities to themselves and their daily lives (thanks Kotaku).


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People have been using the image to make fun of the show ending, having to send emails, playing the newly released PS VR2 with blowing chunks, and everything in between. It's such a perfect set of reaction images that you can easily make your own joke, which has proved evident since you can't scroll through social media for two minutes without stumbling across another one.

That being said, there are a few people out there very pleased at how The Last of Us has approached the topic of panic attacks and how suddenly, and seemingly from nowhere, they can spring up. It's yet another heavy topic the show has managed to tackle flawlessly, although we'll have to see whether it also manages to hit a home run when it adapts Riley's story in the Left Behind DLC in the next episode. Judging from what we've seen so far, it's probably going to knock it out of the park.

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