Charmander Hits the Internet, Invades the World Within Hours

CHARMANDER INVADES THE INTERNET FEATURED

The internet is a wonderful and incredibly strange place. In the 90s it was a powerful research tool used to aid classrooms with their curriculum. Sure, that still applies now, but the internet is more autonomous, not just reflecting the world but changing it as well. The internet has truly given us some amazing things.

And then there’s this guy. Behold the Pokemon Charmander drawn in the style of Tim Burton. Just yesterday a post on the internet powerhouse Imgur went viral, a picture of a tattoo of this Charmander with the caption explaining that a friend had gotten drunk and “decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability.” Of course, now the world knows that it was based on the Burtonized version of Charmander, but that’s not what is so amazing.

My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.

Here’s what is amazing. Within hours, HOURS, of the picture hitting the front page of Imgur, the Charmander started showing up everywhere, and we don’t just mean the internet. Imgur is currently swimming in a sea of pictures of various interpretations, from T-shirts to a plush doll to a vinyl water bottle lable. This strange phenomenon is an amazing example of just how instant information is and how easy it is to do things that, just a few years ago, would have taken days if not weeks.

Check out some of the Charmander art below. We’ve included physical items as well as some amazing digital art. Did we miss a good one? Share it in the comments and we’ll add it on there!

I don't know why, but I made that guy's shitty Charmander into a plush

I don'know why, but I vinylized that guy's digitized image of that guy's shitty Charmander tattoo

I don'know why, but I made a t-shirt with the vinylized, digitized, and original shitty Charmander tattoo

I am the charmander now redux

I think we all know who that Pokemon is.

I don't know why, but I converted that guy's digitized image of that guy's shitty Charmander tattoo into 3D

I tried. Kind of.

After years of lurking Imgur, I finally had a calling...

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