Gamer Joker, also known as Gamers Rise Up and We Live in a Society, is an image macro series featuring depictions of the DC Comics supervillain Joker accompanied by intentionally edgy or cringeworthy captions. The memes typically praise video game enthusiasts and criticize women named Veronica who friendzone them in favor of dating “jocks”. Examples of the meme are frequently submitted to the Gang Weed Facebook page.
In early April 2015, an image macro of the Joker with the caption “When the nice guy loses his patiance (sic) / the devil shivers” was submitted to 9gag, where it gathered upwards of 38,600 points and 520 comments over the next three years.
The earliest known image macro associating Joker with gamers was submitted to a “cringe thread” 4chan’s /lit/ board on May 2nd, 2017. The image featured a screencap of Joker (played by Jared Leto) from the