(Fan created content. Distinct from hoaxes and parodies)

One of the more famous Jackfaces. ("One of Them")

"Jackface" is a fan-created meme based on images of Jack Shephard, as played by Matthew Fox. The purpose of Jackface is to point out the many strange expressions that Jack exhibits through his emotional outbursts, which are often wildly humorous. The urban dictionary definition of Jackface states that it is "a term used to describe the contorted facial expression Matthew Fox's character, "Jack Shephard", makes when he is angry, yelling, or just plain acting crazy on the television show "Lost".[1] Jackfaces occur very often, sometimes occuring multiple times in an episode.

Types of Jackfaces

Jackfaces are often ironic considering their context, such as this image of Jack in the midst of a shootout. ("The Incident, Part 1")

Jackfaces most often consist of angry expressions from Jack, which can be viewed as unintentionally humorous. These faces are sometimes ironic, in that the still image of Jack's expression sometimes seems to express sadness or even glee. Other images of Jack's anger are viewed as humorous simply because the expression is silly or unintentionally frightening.

In popular culture

This Jackface was used in the popular webcomic Cyanide & Happiness.

Jackface has been mentioned in popular culture outside of Lost, most notably in the webcomic Cyanide and Happiness. In the particular comic, stick-figure versions of Jack and Kate are having a conversation. An image of Jack from "White Rabbit" suddenly replaces the stick figure of Jack's head, a comedic twist.[2]

As a drinking game

Many fans of Lost take the frequency of Jackfaces to be cause for a drinking game. In the Jackface drinking game, every time a Jackface is noticed, participants take a drink.[3]

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