The "He Protec but He Also Attac" meme format (which is intentionally misspelled) first came on the meme scene in November of 2016. This first meme depicts a naked man holding a light saber in a calm, yet defensive pose (protec) and then the same man wielding the saber in a threatening manner (attac.)
While the format could easily be applied to a myriad of characters, it took three months for the template to start springing up on Reddit. The meme is making a huge comeback on the r/dankmemes subreddit. Instead of just using the protec/attac panels, meme makers are starting to introduce a third panel with a quality that rhymes with "attac."