TikTok is the most trendsetting social media platform of its era. Anything can go viral, from fun dance trends and quizzes to dangerous situations. One of the biggest draws of TikTok is that even the simplest things can become content, with short and relatable videos being the users' favorites.
Markiplier's voice is to blame for the "Smash or Pass" trend on TikTok. The YouTuber who did use the term "pass" in quick succession, followed by a pause and the word "smash." The audio was taken from a game where the YouTuber decided whether or not to smash or pass 898 Pokémon.
The video quickly became an internet meme, with individuals modifying different personalities on the screen to the tune of Markiplier's voice and comical music. Now, a year after the video's release, its audio has taken over TikTok, with tens of thousands of users taking part in the new trend.
@realtormarketing used the audio clip to demonstrate what she enjoys and doesn't like about her job as a realtor when it first appeared on the social media platform. "Creating fun videos on social media" was deemed appropriate for a "smash," indicating that it's a rewarding endeavor. It has grown over 5K likes and been viewed over 239.7K times.
TikTok users did what they're well-known for: research new and innovative approaches to expand on this concept. From activities to preferences in guys, and even eye colors, most content creators use the audio to express their opinions on a wide range of topics.
Brooke Monk, a popular TikToker, took the opportunity to jump on the trend, telling her followers which pet names she dislikes and the one that melts her heart the most. The video has been watched over 3.1 million times thus far.
As more TikTok users become aware of it and make their own interpretations, this trend shows no signs of slowing down. At the end of the day, anything that people can relate to will be widely enjoyed.