In case you haven’t heard, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and electronica musician Grimes are now dating.
The duo apparently bonded over a niche and extremely nerdy joke and have subtly been flirting on Twitter for about a few months.
They induced their public debut at the Met Gala on Monday evening, with Musk in a standard white tuxedo and Grimes sporting a Gothic robot-looking ensemble.
The internet rapidly noticed that this pairing of nerdy dude and edgy girl seemed familiar. Very familiar, in fact, and images of “Elon Musk and Grimes” quickly started to flood Twitter.
The most popular analogy was Scott Pilgrim ‘s Ramona Flowers and Gideon Graves, which you won’t be allowed to unsee.
But they were not just limited to Scott Pilgrim .
It’s a pretty simple formula, genuinely: take a geeky or intellectual( or both) dude persona and find a pic of him with a darkly-dressed counterculture female and there you have it.
The comparisons range from old cartoons to some throwback live-action shots.
Some opted to cast a somewhat different light on Elon’s character, though the Grimes stand-ins were still standard “edgy” girls.
This Kim Possible comparison works on both countings, as well as serving as a subtle reminder that fictional eccentric geniuses often try to take over the world.
Congrats to the new couple. May they follow in the footsteps of their many, many dopplegangers — though maybe without the world dominance proportion.
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