Largely owing to the positive reception of Skyrim, “I Took An Arrow To The Knee” eventually became perceived as a hyper-saturated cliche, similar to “The Cake Is A Lie” from the puzzle action game Portal. In response to the indiscriminate usage of the phrase, some fans of the game began posting satirical animations and image macros criticizing its hackneyed nature.
It is also argued that Taking an arrow in the knee is a Nordic saying meaning "Getting married." Thus, "I used to be an adventurer like you...then I took an arrow in the knee," actually means that getting married ended his adventuring career.
I used to be an adventurer like you...then I got married.
If you talk to the guards they say "I was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee".
And it really gets annoying after playing the game for some time.
So people started coming up with catch phrases like "I used to be <insert something OP here>, but then I took an arrow in the knee."
The job requires you to guard the town and inform everyone you meet that you took a arrow in the knee.
2. The thing you try to fit in to every website possible.
Me: No! Its arrow IN the knee!
2. I was going to write a definition on urban dictionary, but then I took an arrow in the knee.
Can most commonly be seen as comments on youtube, hoping other gamers will recognize the comment and give it a thumbs up. or recognize the inside joke on a random video.
Also used as a reason you're no longer doing something awesome.
"I used to think Nothing Else Matters, until I took an arrow in the knee"
"I used to play basketball like you, then I took an arrow in the knee."