Forsen Fans Say “Vi Von Zulul”


Zulul is an edited variation of the LUL Twitch emote often spammed in chats with the phrase “Vi Von Zulul” by fans of Twitch streamer Forsen, which was spawned out of a viral photograph of Pastor Lul, a Nuer refugee who was discovered during a Twitch stream held in September 2016. Additionally, mentions of Zulul are often accompanied by references to the Ugandan action film Who Killed Captain Alex?.


In September 2016, Forsen discovered a page for Pastor Lul on the website TalkingBibles during a stream of the game Hearthstone (shown below). On the page, which has since been removed, the pastor was identified as a Nuer refugee from Sudan.

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On September 20th, 2016, a brown-skinned version of the LUL Twitch emote featuring a photo of video game streamer TotalBiscuit was uploaded to the database FrankerFaceZ (shown below).

Zulul Twitch Emote


On January 16th, 2017, YouTuber Blitzkrieg uploaded a video titled “We Won Zulul,” featuring a photoshopped picture of Pastor Lul with a man repeatedly saying “zulul” in the background (shown below). On January 30th, Redditor Ashton1241 submitted a post asking “What does ‘We Won Zulul’ mean?” to /r/forsen.

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On April 18th, YouTuber Dieter Herregodts uploaded a testimonial video by Big Man Tyrone titled “Vi Von Zulul”

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On May 8th, YouTuber Viddy uploaded a video titled “Vi Von Zulul Origins,” featuring various photoshops of Pastor Lul and a mention of the “Eat Da Poo Poo” video (shown below, left). Two days later, YouTuber Twitch is my city uploaded footage of Forsen watching the video during a Twitch stream (shown below, right).

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On October 17th, the Meme YouTube channel uploaded an edited version of the trailer for the 2013 science fiction film World War Z titled “World War ZULUL” (shown below, left). Two days later, the same channel uploaded footage of Forsen watching the video during a Twitch stream (shown below, right).

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Ugandan Knuckles

Ugandan Knuckles is the nickname given to a depiction of the character Knuckles from the Sonic franchise created by YouTuber Gregzilla, which is often used as an avatar by players in the multiplayer game VRChat who repeat phrases like “do you know the way” and memes associated with the country Uganda, most notably the film Who Killed Captain Alex? and Zulul. The character is associated with the expression “do you know the way”, which is typically spoken in a mock African accent and phonetically spelled as “do you know de wey.”

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