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Jack-O challenge memes are taking fighting game social media by storm... and probably sending people to the chiropractor

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 24, 2021 at 4:05 p.m. PDT • Comments: 21

For the better part of the last week, fighting game social media has been peppered with photos and illustrations of people and characters trying to pull off what's called the #Jack-OChallenge.

This is all inspired by Guilty Gear Strive's newest DLC character, Jack-O, who has an especially unique crouching animation as she essentially leans forward in a half splits with her chin to the ground and her derriere in the air. We figured this might be a one or two day fling kind of thing, but it seems it's still going strong and so we've rounded up a few of our favorites... mostly on the safe for work side.

We've nabbed a healthy handful of drawings as well as a few real photos of people actually trying the challenge out. As you can probably imagine, there are a ton of NSFW versions of these floating about, but nothing here goes beyond a PG-13 rating at worst.

The incoming Guilty Gear Strive character isn't even out yet as she's slated to make her way to the game's character select screen this Friday, August 27. Here's a still of what she looks like in her Strive crouching animation for reference:

At this rate, we're not all that sure when the Jack-O Challenge will lose steam. Perhaps once she is released and people spend more time figuring out how to play her instead of turning themselves into pretzels. In any case, here are a bunch of memes from the challenge:

It's also led to some parody of the meme as some have uploaded photos of post Jack-O Challenge attempts. Cory Bell posted up his own while a fan of Rise|Smug's made one for The Mayor of Duff City:

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