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"I never ever Asked for This, occasionally misquoted "I Didn"t Ask because that This", is a memorable quote said by the protagonist that 2011 video game Deux Ex: person Revolution Adam Jensen. Used as the an initial line of dialogue in the main trailer the the game, the quote later gained far-ranging popularity in memes, being merged with photos of Jensen come be used as a reaction and utilized as I never Asked for X snowclone.

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On in march 12th, 2010, the official reveal trailer for then-upcoming video clip game Deux Ex: person Revolution premiered<1> (shown below, left). In the trailer, main character Adam Jenses says "I never asked because that this" in reference to his cybernetic augmentations.

On December 13th, 2010, the extended reduced CGI trailer because that the game premiered<2> (shown below, right), through the heat again being used.

In the game, Jensen can optionally say the expression while talking to NPC Cassandra Reed during "Motherly Ties" side search (gameplay video shown below).<3>

- ns can"t obtain over just how much they"ve… adjusted you/ at first, i couldn"t even believe you to be still alive. Just how do you handle all of this?- I never ever asked because that this. They speak they conserved me, yet I"m no sure conserved is the ideal word.

On February 4th, 2011, Neogaf user Kinyou<4> do a short article in which they created that they could not obtain the line "I never asked for this" out of your head.

The line gained popular recognition in mid-June 2011. Top top June 15th, 2011, Neogaf<5> user Dizzy-4U provided the line together a humorous an answer in a thread. Top top June 23rd, 2011, Neogaf<6> user NIN90 reacted v the heat to photo posted by another user.


The meme gained additional spread top top Neogaf and also 4chan in the following months. Top top July 20th, 2011, one month before the game"s official release, YouTube<4> user purpleleantx post a clip that Jensen speak the phrase taken from the leaked demo version of the game. The video clip received end 700,000 views in ten years. Another upload, make by YouTube<5> user JackobKreuztraeger on respectable 28th, 2011, obtained over 195,000 views in the very same period.

The viral spread of the catchphrase in mid-2011 was followed by its usage in image macros featuring Jenson in the complying with years. One Advice pet template for the picture was developed on Memegenerator (example displayed below, left). Additionally, the catchphrase saw usage as "I never ever Asked because that X" snowclone format and has showed up in pan art (examples shown below, center and also right).


On June 24th, 2016, the official Twitter account because that Sonic The Hedgehog used the meme to respond come a tweet by the official Twitter account for Deus Ex (shown below).


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DeusEx august 23rd can"t come quickly enough. #AskSonic pic.twitter.com/CN34n3TCw2

— Sonic & Eggman (
sonic_hedgehog) June 24, 2016

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<1> YouTube – Deus Ex: Human change – reveal Trailer

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