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I Compiled The Best Uses Of Simu Liu's Stock Photos, And I'm Crying From Laughter

I didn't realize Simu Liu was in so many Marvel movies before Shang-Chi...

Simu Liu had a hell of a year! Marvel's breakout star received a ton of attention when his film Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings broke multiple box office records...

Simu Liu attends the Toronto Premiere of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" in Toronto
Ryan Emberley / Getty Images for Disney

...and when he was suddenly the internet's main character for a moment. Simu became an overnight meme when fans rediscovered his previous work as a stock photo model and went to town with it.

Thanks I hate this https://t.co/vugIdutadX

Twitter: @SimuLiu & FatCamera / Getty Images

The results are hilarious, so here are some of the best ways the internet used Simu's old stock pics:

1. His surprise cameo in Spiderman: Far From Home.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man "Spider-Man Far From Home" with Simu photoshopped in as one of Spider-Man's memories

2. Simu's appearance in the post-credits shawarma scene from The Avengers.

Simu Liu photoshopped into the post-credits scene of "The Avengers" with the maiin cast seated around a table at the diner
Twitter: @tanverzz & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

I knew he looked familiar. 

3. Claiming his seat at the Avengers table.

Twitter: @PhaseZeroCB

4. This visual representation of how Simu feels about his stock photos past.

5. Simu helping to come up with a game plan in Avengers: Endgame.

Simu Liu photoshopped into a scene from "Avengers: Endgame"
Twitter: @tanverzz & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

6. An action figure of Shang-Chi's part-time job: Getty Images stock model.

7. Simu helping Tony Stark and Pepper Potts keep tabs on the other Avengers recruits.

Simu Liu photoshopped into a scene from "The Avengers" with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Twitter: @tanverzz & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

8. This plug for Simu's superhero workout routine.

@svmberg @SimuLiu Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Ring Fit Adventure.. ❤️❤️❤️

Twitter: @DiamatRico & FatCamera / Getty Images

9. Promo for the next Avengers phase.

Twitter: @MaxMarais_ & FatCamera / Getty Images

I've had coworkers who wore more jewelry than this, honestly. I miss them.

10. His appearance in Loki.

A photoshopped Simu Liu hovers over the conversation between Owen Wilson as Mobius and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in "Loki"
Twitter: @tanverzz & Disney+

He needs no legs with that incredible upper-body strength.

11. An action figure re-creation of Simu's stock photo glory days.

12. This unsettling deepfake.

@svmberg @SimuLiu It would have been funny to have Shang chi be a stock photo model as one his odd jobs in the movie.

Twitter: @redinkedpanda & FatCamera / Getty Images

13. A really clever marketing ad featuring two snacks.

Facebook: BurgerKingSG & FatCamera / Getty Images

14. WandaVision's Julian Hilliard welcoming Simu into the MCU.

Uncle #ShangChi!!! 🤩😅 https://t.co/Sh34M3j9Cr

Twitter: @_JulianHilliard

Yeah, it's canon.

15. Shang-Chi leading the all-hands meeting.

Coworkers seated at the table staring into the camera, with Simu Liu at the head of the table photoshopped into his "Shang-Chi" superhero suit
Rahalarts & FatCamera / Getty Images / Via reddit.com

It's so cool that he's a superhero and corporate professional. Juggling both is the real superpower.

16. Simu revisiting his old "coworkers."

@SimuLiu Would you prefer this? 😜 (I'll delete this if you want)

Twitter: @crissray & FatCamera / Getty Images

Okay, maybe those rock-hard abs are the real superpower.

17. Superheroes don't just fall from grace. They also fall down stairs.

Actor simu liu fell down the stairs at the #MetGala

Twitter: @flwreze

18. But they always get back up.

Twitter: @starryquin

19. These previously unnoticed Shang-Chi Easter eggs in earlier Marvel movies.

20. This shoutout to his Jung character from Kim's Convenience.

FatCamera / Getty Images

21. Simu enjoying his own film in IMAX.

22. This internationally punny meme.

@SimuLiu Simu, my friend just sent me this and it’s too hilarious not to share! 🤣🤣 Hope you see this lololololol

Twitter: @grace7127

Translation:

Top left: Shang chi

Top right: shang ban (上班) go to work

Down left: shang xue (上學) go to school

Down right: shang wang (上網) browse the net

23. This Marvel x Star Wars crossover.

Photoshopped Simu Liu runs ahead of Daisy Ridley as Rey and John Boyega as Finn outrunning an explosion in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
iStock/Disney / Via weekinnerd.com

The best Disney crossover since That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana! I totally forgot Simu was in this scene. There was a lot going on.

24. And finally, the most iconic use of Simu's stock photos — from the meme himself.

Me laughing at the people who thought we’d flop

Twitter: @SimuLiu & FatCamera / Getty Images

Shang-Chi was predicted to flop at the box office by many online critics. It was the complete opposite. So Simu dunked on the doubters in the best way possible.

We love a self-aware king.

LOL, and just when he thought he could outrun his destiny...

@SimuLiu Still radiates stock photo energy

Twitter: @ahsweeterplace

...he once again became a meme.

Simu Liu and his stock photos are truly the gift that keeps on giving. I can't wait to see even more of this hunk in 2022.

And if you also can't get enough of these glorious stock photos, take this quiz to find out which Simu stock photo best matches your personality.

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