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What Is the “Ghost” Meme in Modern Warfare 2?

Abhimannu Das
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Simon "Ghost" Riley has been turned into a popular Call of Duty meme on YouTube and TikTok after his return in Modern Warfare 2.
A video highlighting the interactions between Ghost and Soap has garnered almost 500,000 views on YouTube.
On TikTok there are memes about Ghost with over a million views!

Since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, there has been an ongoing meme surrounding the character Simon "Ghost" Riley. He is best known for his skill mask which he never takes off ever in the Call of Duty franchise. Ghost has been part of several Call of Duty games over the years but he has gained a significant fan following in recent times since Modern Warfare 2 released.

Fans are adoring Ghost and Soap’s friendship in Modern Warfare 2

Ghost was first seen in the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title and has been featured in every game in the Modern Warfare series since then. He was a playable character in the original Modern Warfare 2 but only in multiplayer modes. In the new Modern Warfare 2, he is one of the three playable protagonists.

His popularity in the world of memes was driven by a YouTube video by Major Alex about Ghost and Soap’s friendship. The video has received almost 500,000 views at the time of writing. People started using clips of Soap and Ghost and started merging their voices with other random videos.

On TikTok, there are tons of memes doing the rounds featuring Ghost talking to Soap about his mask. There are clips on TikTok that have gained over a million views and over 54,000 videos about Ghost and Soap’s interactions have been posted on the social media platform.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Ghost

This is not the first time that Ghost has trended on social media platforms. In the 2009 edition of Modern Warfare 2, the main protagonist Roach and Ghost are betrayed by General Shepherd close to the end of the game. Parodies of that iconic moment were posted hundreds of thousands of times over the years.

There is also an image of Ghost that is being used as a reaction on Twitter and other social media platforms. People have started calling it “Ghost’s dreamy eyes” and “Ghost Gaze.” Only time will tell if the meme survives the test of time.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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