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Who is PS1 Hagrid? – PS1 Hagrid Meme Explained

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released on PlayStation back in 2001. As is the case with many memes, this one came to life many, many years later – over a decade, in fact. The “Haggord: You dun it nao Arry Porrer” meme – AKA PS1 Hagrid – originated back in 2012. More on that below.

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Why does PS1 Hagrid Look so Funny?

Graphics back in the early 2000s were, at the time, quite revolutionary (think Half-Life for example) but still not as sharp and vivid compared to what the industry standards are now today. Have a look at a tweet @AlphaOmegaSin made to get a glimpse of what we are talking about and how the graphics quality has evolved:

Due to the usage of polygon technology, there were quite a lot of funny-looking characters across games. However, whoever was making the polygon model for Haggord (the meme name for Hagrid) really didn’t think things through it seems (or there was a huge limitation in the engine that didn’t allow better shape forming for Hagrid’s head, but who knows).

PS1 Hagrid is a staple of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as a groundskeeper that gives you a handful of quests throughout. During a Let’s Play video on YouTube, French content creator Benzaie used the following image he made as a meme:

Credit: Benzaie

Indeed, he does look like a blobfish in this frame (and most of the time during your encounters with him). Luckily, this technology was just a stepping stone towards more serious graphics engines and incidents like this weren’t around for long since the industry’s growth and development went exponential in the early 2000s.

There’s a Meme Generator for Haggord here. We also found a somewhat relatable meme for when you’re in difficult times:

Source: KnowYourMeme

Finally, we’ve attempted to have a go at making our very own meme with Hagrid for our readers, but we ended up in a creative block (that dreadful feeling when you think that it’s not funny enough) and this meme from KnowYourMeme describes it pretty well:

It looked better in our head, we swear!

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Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.