How Thanos banned half a subreddit with a snap
July 11, 2018

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

If you have been living under a rock or not a Marvel or a movie fan, then you may not know about the third Avengers movie Infinity War breaking box office records and is now the fourth movie to earn more than $2 billion.

If you’ve seen the film (spoilers ahead), Thanos’ main objective is to collect the Infinity Stones and eliminate half of everyone in the universe in what he calls a ‘perfect balance’. If you’ve seen the movie then he manages to do that by snapping his fingers while wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, effectively eliminating half of all life in the entire universe.

A loyal group of fans made a subreddit called r/ThanosDidNothingWrong was created in celebration of the mad titan’s plan in the movie. To make it realistic, it planning to randomly ban half of its members just like in the film. The subreddit community quickly drew in more than 700,000 users, all wanting to experience being ‘ashed’ or spared by Thanos’ snap.

It became so popular than even the directors of the movie, the Russo brothers and Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, all joined in. Just yesterday the inevitable happened – accompanied by a video of Brolin doing the ‘snap’. Those who were banned and those who survived got these messages:

It may not matter to some, but it does point out how the movie affected everyone – or maybe everyone just wants to experience it?

Thanos should be proud.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.
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