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Best FFXIV Dawntrail Memes

Spend the time before Dawntrail's release with memes!

The next journey for the Warrior of Light and former Scions has been decided, and it’s not that far away. Soon, you’ll be heading to the new world to uncover mysteries and lead into the next big plotline. But in the meantime, check out the best FFXIV Dawntrail memes.

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FFXIV Dawntrail: The Best Memes

I Won’t Do Colonialism

Posted by formtheheadcom on X, this meme makes use of Dawntrail’s setting being the New World. It feels like a reference to the real days of colonialism in the past. I don’t expect colonialism to end up being one of the expansion’s themes. Instead, I anticipate that we’ll be focusing more on exploring and uncovering the mysteries of the new areas. However, that doesn’t make it any less fun to come across memes with a bit of historical influence in them!

Popoto Ross

This one was posted by ChZoozoo on X, poking fun at the new Pictomancer job class coming in Dawntrail. The nature of Pictomancer has resulted in numerous Bob Ross memes. And honestly, if a Bob Ross outfit happened to appear in the Mog Station, I would definitely buy it. While it spawned memes, Pictomancer looks like it’ll be a refreshing change from the seriousness of the jobs added in Endwalker (Reaper and Sage). After the emotional rollercoaster of the last expansion, I’m ready for something a bit more lighthearted.

G’raha and Taco

Found on the FFXIV subreddit and posted by OmegaReprise, this meme pokes fun at G’raha’s main appearance in the Dawntrail teaser trailer. Square Enix loves their food physics, and you can see that given how many cutscenes and trailers now include eating and food in general. Luckily, G’raha loves good food and trying new dishes, so he’s the perfect option to use when showing off this physics. It’s simply funny that he’s shown eating while the rest of the Scions are performing tasks like investigating and learning about the new area.

Dawntrail as Barbie

Another meme from the FFXIV subreddit, but this one is posted by DonutSquirrel. The overlapping release of Oppenheimer and Barbie led to the creation of several memes related to those movies. However, it also led to this meme that compares Endwalker to Oppenheimer and Dawntrail to Barbie. This is fitting since the tones for these expansions seem very different at a glance. While I believe that Dawntrail will start on a happy note, I think it’ll lead to emotional moments. And perhaps future expansions that share the darker tones of Oppenheimer again.

The Road to Dawntrail

Naturally, the setting for Dawntrail has led to comparisons with The Road to El Dorado, which is shown on X by AbbiRambles. And the partnership between Thancred and Urianger makes this an even better reference. I hope that the new expansion has the fun feeling of adventure this movie has, and I imagine there will be at least a bit of wonder as you explore a completely new area. If I could get a lute for the journey, though, that’d be great.

That wraps up this list of the best FFXIV Dawntrail memes. But these are just a sample of the memes that you can find for this expansion. Meanwhile, take a look at our FFXIV guide hub!

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