A phenomenon that occurs when you're stopped in your tracks or cease to do something that you used to: popularised in today's culture by Skyrim with the famous phrase "I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee." iterated by guards that pop up in the game. Since Skyrim's release it has found popular use around the interweb, having been parodied thousands of times in youtube videos and comments it has become a meme.

The phrase has actually been misinterpreted, the original is " in the knee" and not "to the knee", but since the majority says "to the knee", that's how the phrase is used.

The phrase can be applied to any everyday situation by "I used to .... but then I took an arrow to the knee"
"I used to post definitions on urban dictionary, but then I took an arrow to the knee"
by GustavusAdolphus June 16, 2016
An excuse for being a pussy. Originated from the best game in the world, Skyrim.
I used to be a lax bro until i took an arrow to the knee.
by tits mcgee 4 life January 21, 2012
A new phrase originated from the role-playing game "Elder Scrolls Skyrim." Sometimes a guard in Skyrim will explain his life-story to you and then end it with the fact he took an arrow to the knee thus ending his adventure capabilities. The phrase has become extremely popular on the web, and his used very often.

"I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow to the knee"
by Stormcloak Guard January 01, 2012
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