Thanos’ Reign of Terror Has Reached Reddit
Dread him, run from him, you cannot escape him.
Just when you thought it was safe to get back on the Internet, the Mad Titan paid reddit a visit and continued his quest to eliminate half of the universe’s population. This time, however, he was preaching to the choir when he told his victims his nefarious plan.
The victim planet was no planet at all, but a subreddit: r/ThanosDidNothingWrong. The community formed as a group that mutually appreciated Thanos’ stone-cold logic that there would be no lack of resources if there were half as many people to consume them. We all have at least one friend that gave some credence to his plot after coming out of Avengers: Infinity War, and it looks like they found a home. But some of them didn’t stay for long. Moderators eventually responded to the redditors’ calls for their own demise, initiating a snap that sent half of the subreddit’s population to the Soul Stone (r/InTheSoulStone). Over 700,000 people were part of the subreddit before the snap, and they watched on with glee via Twitch while the event took place.
“so how did you spend your monday?”
— Beeny Park (@BeenyPark) July 10, 2018
When a user fell victim to the slaughter, the following message appeared:
— Will Bickford (@wbic16) July 10, 2018
Infinity War writer/director duo Anthony and Joe Russo joined in the fun, with Anthony being sent into the Stone. Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, also made an appearance, posting a video of his famous fingers snapping during the event countdown.
While many redditors rejoiced in the mass ban, perhaps others were given a new perspective when their fellow users’ dust settled. Are they really better off now? They only have half of their former upvote potential, after all, and they only get half the content. But hey, maybe if reddit ever initiates some kind of survival mechanic, they’ll be good to go.
Find out if the Avengers can reunite the two subreddits when Avengers 4 releases May 3, 2019.
Featured image: Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War. Courtesy Marvel Studios.