Anime Girl Hiding From a Terminator
“Anime Girl Hiding From a Terminator” is an image that dates back to April 2019. Its popularity picked up in February 2020.
This meme shows fan art of Nono Morikubo hiding under a desk in the foreground. Her arms are wrapped around her knees and she looks upset or stressed out.
In the background, you see a T-800 Terminator armed with a large, double-barreled firearm. He appears to be looking around.
This meme began on Twitter. On April 17, 2019, @tonmoh posted the initial image, which to more than 1,700 retweets and 4,800 likes.
It gained more traction as a meme in February 2020 when it was posted to Reddit. It went viral at that time, resulting in tens of thousands of upvotes on /r/dankmemes.
All such images are somewhat open to interpretation. In fact, creative reinterpretation of a familiar image is part of what makes them interesting.
The girl in the image is usually used to depict a part of a person that is afraid of something or that is vulnerable in some manner. The Terminator is used to depict a threat to whatever the girl is labeled as depicting.
This may be something political, such as suggesting Democracy is in danger. It may be something very personal, such as being about someone's sexual identity.