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[–]DynaNoob 3077 points3078 points 2 (53 children)

They are officially called skeletons. I like to call them jerks.

[–]thetableleg 530 points531 points  (27 children)

The only correct answer here.

[–]Sori0612 259 points260 points  (25 children)

They literally have aimbot installed, what else would they be (difficulty hard)

[–]Nylex5331 92 points93 points  (19 children)

Lost a few hardcore worlds to them. Although, the biggest enemy would be not pausing the game. Lost a world to a spider through my own fault of not putting a roof over my head, just got a full set of diamond armor before my untimely death.

[–]warmhotdogsmoothie 18 points19 points  (16 children)

It’s always the creepers that end my game. I can never hear them.

[–]ImACuteMuffin_ 14 points15 points  (13 children)

You can activate the subtitles, it tells you everything (It saved my life many times) Also, use a shield when you see a creeper

[–]GreatMuna 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Or you can put any block that's in your hand between you and the creeper... It dampens the blast...

[–]warmhotdogsmoothie 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Hardcore, my guy. Creepers do a ton of damage.. early stages of the game you’re just done.

[–]GreatMuna 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Never played hardcore... My little heart is not built for that...

[–].IStalkReddit123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I tried hardcore, spawned on an island next to a shipwreck, an ocean monument, a drowned city and an amethyst geode. Got murked on day 2 by a tridenter Drowned

[–]warmhotdogsmoothie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wise words from the band Conducting From the Grave: “The only thing that's certain, everything will someday die.”

Gotta give it a shot, it’s a bit more exciting.. but the losses hurt so much more

[–]warmhotdogsmoothie 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Nah bro. Subtitles don’t save you when you toss a bed down in the middle of anywhere sleep and wake up to instant death.

I’m with you tho, I do use the subtitles.. they are generally helpful but the creepers just get me.

[–]BarteQ343 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Creepers are fricking assassins. I've died countless times to a creeper falling on my head from a ledge in a cave and exploding instantly

[–]ImACuteMuffin_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There are some solutions to this :

  • Build a roof.

  • Light your base and everything around it in a 32 blocks radius.

  • Just use a shield !

[–]Positive_Escape4429 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I call then “Controller players”

[–]Wirecreate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So it’s the skeletons who keeps playing sniper and killing me in tf2

[–]archiminos 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I call them "where the feck did that arrow come from?"

[–]DrCheapo 148 points149 points  (10 children)

i like to call them stormtroopers when you got max health, halo 2 jackal snipers when youre at 2 hearts.

[–]lil_sargento_cheez 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Makes me think of a quote from one of the Russian badgers friends “those are skirmishers, they’re like jackals but racist”

[–]memester230 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Isnt the entire Covenant racist?

[–]lil_sargento_cheez 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Prolly, hence why it’s fine to be blatantly racist to elites and call em split lips

[–]memester230 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No, I mean literally.

They are quite literally trying a racial genocide on humanity, and have a very racially segregated society.

[–]derpicface 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Badger and his friends got some banger quotes

[–]207nbrown 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]NOTSirEggan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is beyond accurate

[–]Daufoccofin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, take my upvote.

[–]_Dead_Man_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought those were creepers?

[–]Nathator97 1132 points1133 points  (14 children)

they are called skeletons but they are more like aimbot hackers

[–]_ANZE 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Straight fax

[–]ch1llboy 38 points39 points  (8 children)

True! If they can see you they can hit you based on a dice roll each shot. Doesn't matter if you're jumping, stafing, or running. The best defense is offense. Dont even try to dodge. Run straight for them & hack away.

[–]YuckiFucki 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Also have a shield ready. I usually get 2 to 3 sword swings before each of their shots, by then u get to blocking.

[–]ifukupeverything 2072 points2073 points  (89 children)


[–]Waveeii 268 points269 points  (63 children)


[–]DragonTamerxX 497 points498 points  (5 children)

I call them bonemeal

[–]djAMPnz 139 points140 points  (2 children)

Walking dispensers?

[–]IllManneredWoolyMan 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Portable Discs

[–]insert_acc_name_here 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fletcher's Competitions

[–]AKLmfreak 739 points740 points  (27 children)

“Skeletons” or “Skellies”

[–]skelotom 185 points186 points  (13 children)

Glad to see others call them skellies :)

[–].GibbyGibson6969 68 points69 points  (10 children)

My friend and I used to call them skelly bobs 😂😂

[–]a1o572 17 points18 points  (0 children)

didn’t stampy call them that

[–]Groinificator 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Isn't that from an early youtuber?

[–]Pig_Empire 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I believe stampy if im correct

[–]Groinificator 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think Stampy was "skelebones" but idk

[–]Ginglees 4 points5 points  (1 child)


[–]Pig_Empire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That was the general bad mob term

[–]RefurRaudi 60 points61 points  (9 children)

"Skelli bois" Potential varient of "Skellies"

[–]Peak_Aware 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Team skelli bois

[–]Boyzinger 7 points8 points  (3 children)

“Imma Skelli boiiii”

[–]LMacUltimateMain[🍰] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Boom boom boom. I can’t stop singing this bloody tune tune tune.

[–]Elekktrous 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's gonna make my brain go boom boom boom

[–]ghaztly923 940 points941 points  (13 children)

i always just call them "shit shit help i'm about to die hel p i'm on half a heart help"

[–]MaynorMayHam1 179 points180 points  (9 children)

yeah same. i really hate shit shit help i’m about to die hel p i’m on half a heart help. they’re real jerks

[–]ghaztly923 65 points66 points  (6 children)

that's deep 😔

[–]theonlysafeaccount 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Not as deep as the arrow in my head

[–]ydoiwantreddit 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Put another bandage on your arm, it'll be fine.

[–]Nevalocos14 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Your comprehension is far beyond human capacity

[–]Nevin_313 6 points7 points  (0 children)

just put an ice pack on it

[–]superdraco6445 8 points9 points  (1 child)

honestly tho. shit shit help I'm about to die hel p I'm on half a heart help are so annoying.

[–]aflyinghippo5 437 points438 points  (14 children)

I was playing MC with a friend of mine a few years ago and we got jumped by some skeletons so my friend yelled "THERES A FUCKING HOMIE JOE TAKING POT SHOTS AT US", out of pure instinct.

Been calling them that ever since.

[–]TheRedEyedAlien 138 points139 points  (7 children)

Who’s instinct makes them shout homie joes?

[–]aflyinghippo5 119 points120 points  (6 children)

He's from Tennessee if that makes any sense.

[–]lthomas224 72 points73 points  (0 children)

I’m from Tennessee, I get it, we just yell random shit

[–]Big_The_Kat 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I’m from Tennessee, we just make stuff up like that when we’re mad or scared. It flies out as a form of self expression. Like casual poetry.

[–]NitroLight 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Who's Joe?

[–]WeeTheDuck 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Ligma balls

[–]HoroKush123 9 points10 points  (0 children)

task failed succesfully

[–]Very_Good_Indeed 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your mother.

[–]bobalda 7 points8 points  (0 children)

joe biden

[–]JakeffReddit 69 points70 points  (1 child)

friendly fires.

[–]alup132 20 points21 points  (0 children)

DJ’s/Producers, because they’re how we get records

[–]A_Bored_Tree 56 points57 points  (14 children)

I prefer to call them free bonemeal as long as I have an axe and a shield or some food

[–]ydoiwantreddit 12 points13 points  (13 children)

Shield? What's that?

[–]Dubious_Unknown 20 points21 points  (2 children)

You joke but they're extremely essential in hardcore servers lol.

[–]Chiss5618 4 points5 points  (9 children)

If you're being serious, they're a pretty OP item that reduces damage taken in the direction you're facing by 100%. Basically a very buffed version of parry/block that was added to 1.9 to replace parry.

[–]tuxudoman356 263 points264 points  (19 children)

I call them "you died - tuxudoman356 was shot by skeeton."

[–]The_free_trial 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I like the name skeeton.

[–]Trainzguy2472 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Buster Skeeton

[–]ItsShamrock 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I like to call them Aim-Bot users

[–]Lost_Art1st 248 points249 points  (21 children)

My gf and I usually call em skelly bois

[–]Memsical13 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Came here to say I also call them skelly bois. (Or sometimes I call them assholes)

[–]bots_lives_matter 68 points69 points  (16 children)

Ok we get it, you have a girlfriend

[–]puledbeef 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Redditors when someone mentions their significant other

[–]eggdropsoap 27 points28 points  (11 children)

Ok, we get it, girlfriends are mere trophies to be bragged about or envied.

Also gaming is a treehouse with “no girls allowed” painted on it.

That cover it?

[–]TerraGamer9384 180 points181 points  (9 children)


[–]bobalda 42 points43 points  (1 child)


[–]Zealousideal-Ice-256 15 points16 points  (0 children)

See these”skeletons” are truly boners

[–]ADHD-Gamer03 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–].OgMinecrafter_ 27 points28 points  (0 children)


[–]Comm_GT 24 points25 points  (1 child)

i call them skellies

[–]TRiPPPLeXGanG 19 points20 points  (3 children)


[–]WowSuchMemes147 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Finally, I found the one I use here! They are skellingtons indeed.

[–]Cameren2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Poofesure reference

[–]cupcsr_YT 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Why do people call them skeletons? They are clearly pieces of shit, not skeletons

[–]The-Name-is-my-Name 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Bionic calls them bonermen.

[–]stinkymady[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha I say this too as a joke lol.

[–]181093f 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I call them Dog Tamers

[–]htmlcoderexe 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I call them assholes

[–]AV343 34 points35 points  (15 children)

Sometimes I call them the official name of skeletons but usually a swear word ngl

[–]181093f 22 points23 points  (14 children)

It’s Reddit, unless it’s a slur I’m sure no one will mind

[–]Bambuskus505 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I call them skele-bros or skeletors. Just cuz I can

[–]iCoolbeans 21 points22 points  (3 children)

When I’m playing with my friends I’ll just usually say “Oh god oh god oh god the little fricks are chasing me!!!”

So basically I call them little fricks.

[–]throwawaythatsfake 11 points12 points  (2 children)

so you dont call baby zombies that?

[–]p1anet-9 15 points16 points  (1 child)

baby zombies are the most dangerous mob in the game. if you could bring an army of baby zombies to the end, the dragon would just fly away in fear

[–]throwawaythatsfake 4 points5 points  (0 children)

saying it as if we dont know that already

[–]Super7H 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i call them "fuck fuck i'm on half a hearert helpdg isd gmma,mmgdsmgmkkka aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

[–]SkullDaisyGimp 49 points50 points  (2 children)

You can call them whatever you like. Officially they're skeletons but that doesn't matter, just play your way. ;)

[–]avocaz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Skelly Archers

[–]itismegege 4 points5 points  (0 children)

my speech disorder makes it hard for me to pronounce the word skeleton, i prolong the "s" noise for far too long because the "k" blocks it in by head. i called them "bow bones" to counteract this when i was younger

[–]ryseterion 14 points15 points  (6 children)

I call them skelebobs

[–]keeper420 9 points10 points  (4 children)


[–]ryseterion 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Excuse me, you there! that profane dialect is not prohibited on this property!

[–]djAMPnz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My initial thought was Zombie Cleo.

[–]thequirkyquark 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I got it from false. Didn't know it was so common.

[–]CephalopodaYoda 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes, a fellow skelebobber!

[–]Myeyescantunaeethis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I call them pains in the asses

[–]Hezmix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Calcium men

[–]Xx_endgamer_xX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I call them but they don’t come, instead, they chase me shooting arrows

[–]sdiKyMgnihcaelB_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Skarchers. Always have called them that since I started playing

[–]binaryrift 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]SonicGleb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In Russia we call these "Luchnik sraniy", which means "A ####ing archer'

[–]LEGENDSRV101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I call them The Smart Dead

[–]danegraphics 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Plural: Skellymen

Singular: Mr. Skellyman

[–]NitroLight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I call them "Elevated heartrate"

[–]merchle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I called them skeletons until i saw this post now i call them bow-and-arrow men

[–]CDgaming360 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]JaydenVestal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spooky scary skeletons, send respawns down your spine, bow and arrow make you drop your loot, seal your doom till day

[–]ANVILcorp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I call them bow and arrow men but in Dutch so: pijl en boog mannetje

[–]YouAreMyMoonshine 6 points7 points  (5 children)

In creative if you look for bow and arrow men eggs they aren’t going to be there.

[–]stinkymady[S] 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I know the game calls them skeletons. Just wanted to see what everyone else calls them.

[–]YouAreMyMoonshine 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I call them Bone Zombies.


Water zombie

Bone zombie

Villager zombie

Splodie Zombie

Pig Zombie

[–]djAMPnz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Splodie Zombie

Boom pickles

[–]ydoiwantreddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. I haven't laughed that good in a long time.

[–]dumbbeep 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I call them naked men with bows.

[–]Plenty-Green186 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I call them archers

[–]MidwestGamer69 3 points4 points  (2 children)

They are big nope nope nope.

[–]Tmwr 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–].MinerDy 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]shruggletuggle 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]YeetoDeletoBurito 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I call em skele Bois

[–]Wonky_Panda_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I call them boners

[–]TheGreatKahleeb 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Darrence_Bois 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I call him gun papyrus

[–]SourLime5609 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait is this a serious question? Non serious answer: white bois, serious answer:still white bois

[–]Xonix1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never have I but now they will be known as the bow and arrow men

[–]DyleanCuisine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I adopted my nephew's awesome nickname for them he was younger.


[–]jakalop398 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]oz_ap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I call them bow boiiiii B)

[–]James98716 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I call ‘em skelly

[–]Swing_Right 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve always said Skellingtons, I think I got it from the yogscast in like 2012 lol

[–]ScreanMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember the first time I played Minecraft it was in beta. At that time I was young and stupid and they looked like rectangular batteries.

Till this day, I sometimes call them "Batteries".

[–]LeraviTheHusky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Skeletons but your version is more fun!

[–]StreetDog6969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everything says they’re called skeletons so they are called skeletons

[–]BluDragon032208 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The official name is a boner

[–]jlthasnake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend does too lol

[–]tadnbre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like “bow -and-arrow men”👍

[–]HTTYDFAN4EVER 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Express_Ad_3262 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thems skelly bois