Warning! Avengers: Infinity War spoilers lie ahead. (Hey, not everyone has seen it yet.)
Update: “Did we just lose?” Yep, deal with it, everyone – Thanos has won.
Or at least he has on Reddit, where that r/thanosdidnothingwrong subreddit of Mad Titan sympathisers just banned half of its 700,000-plus members.
And it seems Thanos actor Josh Brolin approves, as he posted a video on Instagram snapping his fingers ahead of the mass cull – the biggest in the site’s history.
“You may think this is suffering. No… It is salvation. The universal scales tip toward balance because of their sacrifice. Smile… for those who were banned, you have become children of Thanos.”
It’s not all bad news for those who disappeared in a cloud of ash, though – they’ve been invited to enter /r/inthesoulstone and “forget the quaint existence [they] once knew”.
Mr Brolin, we don’t feel so good…
Original story: In a move of pure poetry, a subreddit dedicated to Avengers: Infinity War‘s big bad Thanos will soon be culling half of its users. Inspired – quite literally.
The community r/thanosdidnothingwrong has amassed more than 300,000 subscribers since its birth, with users bonding over their support for the essentially-genocidal villain.
As Marvel fans will know, Infinity War ends with Thanos wiping out half of the planet’s population in a bid to restore balance, or something equally vague and unconvincing.
So, following suit, both the subreddit’s moderators and subscribers have agreed to follow in Thanos’ huge and powerful footsteps by performing a “50% ban” next week.
One moderator confirmed the ban after successfully negotiating with Reddit’s admin team, who are reportedly designing “a bot” that will randomly cull half of the subreddit’s users quickly and easily.
If successful, the 50% ban will be the largest in Reddit’s history. No resurrections this time.
If you fancy experiencing how it feels to fade out into obscurity (but not necessarily certain death), then there’s still time to join the subreddit before half of its population is wiped out.
The ban is set to take place on July 9, so why not subscribe and see if you’ll make it to Avengers 4. Or could that be Avengers: End Game..?
Avengers 4 will be released in the UK on April 26, 2019, and in the US on May 3, 2019. Avengers: Infinity War is available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.