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Yes, Someone Modded the Bernie Sanders Chair Meme into Soulcalibur VI

The soul still Berns, with Bernie Sanders entering the ring as a playable fighter in this fan mod for Soulcalibur VI.

If you happened to be browsing the internet at all in the past two weeks, you’ll likely have seen quite a bit of US Senator Bernie Sanders. After his meme-worthy appearance at the inauguration of President Joe Biden earlier this month, the internet has been having a field day by putting Sanders (with his signature coat and mittens) in a variety of places he doesn’t belong. Naturally, that now includes Soulcalibur VI as seen through a new fan mod for the fighting game.

This fan mod for Soulcalibur VI comes by way of User619 on YouTube, who took the hilarious Bernie chair meme a step further by bringing him into the game as a playable character. You can check out some gameplay footage of the mod in action below, and details on how you can download the mod yourself can be found in the description of the YouTube video.

While Soulcalibur VI already features some familiar faces like The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia and NieR: Automata‘s 2B, the Bernie fan mod takes things in an entirely different and hilarious direction. It’s one thing to have the Vermont Senator throwing down with the likes of Nightmare and Seong Mi-na, but it’s another to see him do it with mask and mittens on and from the comfort of a folding chair.

Naturally, Sanders has been very well aware of his newfound internet popularity and seen several of the memes going around the internet in the past few weeks. Not one to miss the opportunity, Sanders’ official campaign store has put up a sweatshirt featuring Bernie and his mittens for sale, with all the proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels Vermont. At the moment there is a 4-8 week waiting time for the sweater, so it seems like a lot of people out there are feeling the Bern, so to speak.

Soulcalibur VI is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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