DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN Avengers: Infinity War. THIS POST CONTAINS HEAVY SPOILERS.
Long-awaited film Avengers: Infinity War pisses off all your friends, breaks box office, sparks countless memes
SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR FOLLOW! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The events of Infinity War come to a peak as Thanos, the Mad Titan, obtains all six Infinity Stones. Audiences are left on the edge of their seats as Thor, with his 'Thanos-killing weapon' Stormbreaker, flies in to save the day. With a giant axe sunken in his chest, Thanos grins, makes a quip about how Thor should have aimed for his head, and does the thing he's been threatening to do the whole movie.
Thanos snaps his fingers.
A simple act for anyone not wearing a fully-bedazzled Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos' snap eliminates half of all life in the Universe. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which, for eighteen movies, has given its fans the expectation that good always triumphs over evil, even if it takes a little beating, inverted everyone's expectations by letting the bad guy win.
The Avengers start to evaporate, fans in the theater lose their minds, and Thanos grins. Everyone somberly sits through the credits waiting for the post-credits scene they know is coming, trying to process what they just saw.
Finding some solace in a post-Avengers world
How can ordinary people go on living without the Avengers alive? Fans went home, logged on to social media, and made memes. Memes can be a coping device, and processing what you saw in Infinity War could be difficult. This new meme, 'And Thanos Snaps His Fingers,' probably is not going to help.
Everyone knows what happens to the Avengers when Thanos snaps his fingers, but what happens to the rest of the world? The meme is an even crueler take on the film, destroying characters you love who aren't even part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mario: Infinity War
Spongebob: Infinity War
This meme is about to be big
The 'And Thanos Snaps His Fingers' meme hasn't even scratched the surface of the Internet yet. As far as our meme experts can tell, the first compilation of this meme was posted yesterday and has only been shared about 8,000 times. Further research on the 'And Thanos Snaps His Fingers,' meme is pending, but this meme is set to be big as soon as all your edgy friends who don't care about spoiling a movie for you on social media see Infinity War (because they don't actually understand the meme yet).
I believe this is what the kids are referring to as "meta"
While this meme is still breaking through, there are no trend reports for it at this time. But now is the time to invest in this meme, before the 'if you didn't want the movie spoiled for you, you should have stayed off social media' crowd co-opts it. Since it takes a decent amount of photoshop savvy to make even one 'And Thanos Snaps His Fingers' meme, a friend who can make these memes is a good friend to have in these trying times.
*Broken heart emoji*
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