His game face is to intensity what Michael Phelps is to swimming.

When you’re in a competition of some kind, how do you get yourself ready? Everyone has a thing, from music to reciting a poem to reshuffling your Magic: The Gathering deck five more times STOP THAT RIGHT NOW! IT’S ANNOYING!

For world-class athlete Michael Phelps, it appears to be putting on one of the most epic game faces ever. Just look at the rage, the emotion, the potential murder-eyes in that one face.


Whether he was staring down Chad Le Clos or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure: Phelps will Force choke you, and he will bring you to the Dark Side. That may be the last thing you see before you pass out from just the fear such an amphibious beast.

Of course, the internet bastion of all things fun, Twitter, took it upon themselves to have a bit of fun with this, and it’s pretty damn epic. #PhelpsFace has taken over, and some of the best jokers have come around to take a swing or two at making jokes.

Luck for you, we’ve compiled some of the best in our deck below so you don’t have to wade through it all. You’re welcome.


[Twitter, Marcus D, Sporting News]