Star Wars may have ended its Skywalker saga with the release of “The Rise of Skywalker,” but the franchise is fully alive on the social media app TikTok in a number of ways.
What’s going on: TikTok users have been promoting Star Wars content on the social media app for a number of weeks now, likely as a result of “The Rise of Skywalker” release and a rise in Star Wars content everywhere else.
- Scroll through your feed and you’ll see a number of TikTok users with Lego Star Wars characters — like Jar Jar Binks, Yoda and others — as their profile picture.
- Per GameRant: “Many TikTok users are Generation Z teenagers who grew up playing Lego games, and so it stands to reason that they have a great deal of nostalgia for Lego Star Wars. We can’t say exactly when the trend started, but this has created a perfect storm to allow Lego Star Wars profile pictures to become a trend on TikTok.”
‘Hello there’ meme: A second meme includes videos of people acting out a scene from “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”
- The videos show people acting out scenes with the audio from a scene in which Obi-Wan approaches General Grievous, whose team ignites their electric staffs.
- In the videos, TikTok users will ignite their pretend lightsabers.
- Responses to those videos have also gone viral. The responses explain that Grievous’ team doesn’t ignite lightsabers but their electric staffs instead.
Anakin vs. Obi-Wan: Another popular meme to pop up on TikTok includes people acting out the preamble before Obi-Wan and Anakin battle in “Revenge of the Sith.” Other videos show the entire scene with people acting out the words.
Prequels: In general, the prequels appear to make the rounds on TikTok. There are videos showing scenes from the Clone Wars in “Attack of the Clones,” podracing in “The Phantom Menace” and any number of moments from “Revenge of the Sith.”
- The prequels were the current movies when Generation Z was younger so it’s no surprise they would promote his content.