I am sure everyone is aware by now that at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos gathers all Infinity Stones and snaps his fingers, instantly wiping out half of the life in the Universe simultaneously. Up until now this event has not had an official name, though us fans have taken to calling it The Snappening. Of course none of the movies we have seen so far depict events after this moment where anyone could have named it, until now that is.
From a report by Screen Rant we have learned that the companion YA novel for Infinity War, called Aftermath has revealed that the world calls this event The Decimation. The Decimation is a pretty neat name and hearkens back to an old comic story where Scarlet Witch used her powers to take away most of the powers of mutants across the world, resulting in many deaths and plenty of chaos, just like The Snappening.
The novel also reveals that the Avengers have chosen not to reveal to the world exactly how this happened, thinking that the world would not heal easier by knowing one mad alien used an essentially god weapon to wipe out half the life everywhere. I’m not sure about that, surely it would save humanity from spending all their time investigating the cause or chalking it up to a religious event?
Whilst I totally get why Marvel has chosen to call the event The Decimation, I for one intend to keep using The Snappening. The name is just far snappier to me, I don’t know why?
What do you think of the details revealed in this book, are you happy with these canon additions? Leave your thoughts in the usual place below and make it snappy will ya?
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SOURCE: Screen Rant