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About

The Power of the Sun, in the Palm of My Hand is a memorable quote by the character Doctor Octopus from the 2004 superhero film Spider-Man 2. At first a famous meme caption, the quote went on to end up being an element of the Raimiposting subsociety on 4chan prior to gaining popularity as a picture macro on /r/raimimemes and various other subreddits.


Origin

On June 30th, 2004, superhero film Spider-Man 2 premiered in the theaters<1>. In one scene, the character Doctor Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) holds a demonstration of a blend reactor, dealing with the reactor core with the aid of robotic appendages and also commenting that "he has actually the power of the sun in the palm of his hand".


Spread

Before 2016, the quote had actually watched use as a inscription in memes in which various individuals appeared to hold sun-favor or otherwise hot objects in their hands. On April 24th, 2008, an anonymous ICanHazCheezburger user<2> posted an image of a cat hugging a radiator paired via the inscription (presented below, height left), noting one of the earliest uses of the quote in memes. Between 2008 and also 2016, more memes making use of the quote showed up on Cheezburger, Memecenter, Facebook, Reddit and other websites.

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On June 28th, 2012, Funnyjunk<3> user strawberriesrock posted the first known meme in which the quote was paired through the close-up of Doctor Octopus looking at the fusion core. The article obtained 41 points in 6 years.

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In Raimiposting

On July 27th, 2016, an anonymous 4chan<4> user posted a display capture of the scene paired with an edited quote to /tv/ board as a component of the Raimiposting trfinish.

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In the following month, a number of other articles repeating the fake quote were posted to the /tv/ board<5><6>.

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Popularity on Reddit

On June 27th, 2017, Redditor<7> MildlyFrustrating supplied the macro based on the scene in a four-panel meme posted to /r/raimimemes subreddit (shown listed below, left). The post gained over 80 upvotes in 6 months. The quote and also the macro got considerable popularity in the subreddit, through multiple posts utilizing both showing up in the following years.