"Fun isn't something one considers when balancing the universe. But this does put a smile on my face." We all remember this phrase uttered by Thanos in the Infinity War trailer. For some reason, it didn't get to the final cut of the movie, however epic it sounded. We're all wondering which scene had to show the Mad Titan uttering this phrase, and who he was talking to. Perhaps, we're going to learn more about it when we see the deleted scenes?
But for now, while we're handling our emotions after watching Infinity War, all that's left for us to do is look at memes about it. These memes can make us feel much better about losing our favorite characters, or at least they can remind us that whatever happens in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's just a movie — it's not real life.
Knowing this, prepare to laugh (and cry) over these fresh Infinity War memes, because, just like any good Marvel movie, they exquisitely combine drama with comedy.
Warning: there's a whole lot of spoilers in the memes below, so those who still haven't seen the film (but, seriously, why haven't you seen it yet?!) should be very careful!
15 The T.H.A.N.O.S. Fan Theory
One of the most popular fan theories about Thanos suggests that the villain's name is nothing more than an abbreviation. Each letter in it stands for the object that contained every Infinity Stone. So, in the minds of most fans, 'T' stands for the Tesseract, 'A' is for the Aether, 'N' is for Doctor Strange's necklace, 'O' is for the Orb, and 'S' is for Loki's Scepter.
The only letter that was left out was 'H,' and the only Infinity Stone, whose location remained unknown until recently, was the Soul Stone. It led fans to believe that the stone's location had something to do with the letter 'H.' And in fact, it kind of confirmed the theory that Heimdall had the stone inside himself and could see every soul in the universe with its help.
Another theory suggested that 'H' stood for Heart of Wakanda, because the stone was in the Vibranium meteorite that fell on this African country long time ago.
However, neither of these theories was correct. The Soul Stone had nothing to do with Heimdall or Wakanda. It was hidden on Vormir, guarded by Red Skull, and required a victim to get it. Where's the letter 'H'? Oh, right, Thanos had to hurl Gamora off the cliff to get it. Makes sense?
14 Loved Her To Death
As soon as Gamora appeared in the MCU and started fighting alongside Guardians of the Galaxy, we learned that, even though she was the daughter of Thanos, she disliked this huge purple guy. He and his army invaded her planet when she was a little girl, slayed half of population there (including her real parents), and took her to turn her into a skilled assassin.
At the same time, Thanos declared his love for Gamora on a number of occasions. For instance, in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, he stated that she was his favorite daughter, who never let him down. In Infinity War, we also saw him in the role of *ahem* a caring father. On the one hand—it sounds ridiculous—but he never wanted to take revenge on her, even though she betrayed him, so maybe he did care about her.
In the scene on Vormir, where Red Skull instructed Thanos on how to retrieve the Soul Stone, Gamora laughed, because she thought that there was no one Thanos could sacrifice, because he loved no one. However, since slaying her worked, it means he loved her. In his own, very unique way, that is.
I mean, when you love someone, you want to do everything for them. Like, destroy half their planet, slay their parents, and then give them as a sacrifice to some orange stone. Right?
13 Thanos' Logic Vs. Stark Logic
What is the basic difference between Tony Stark and Thanos? You can say that there are a lot of differences, starting from their size and ending with their relationships with kids (I mean Thanos' relations with Gamora and Stark's father-son bond with Peter Parker).
But what's the main thing that makes these MCU characters so different?
Let me tell you: it's the way they treat everyone around them, knowing how strong they are. Becoming Iron Man, Stark decided that, instead of selling guns, he had to save people from all kinds of threats. He's the one who'd do his best to find the resources to help everyone in this universe survive. In the meantime, Thanos saw a different way to apply his strength. He thought that to restore the balance to the universe, he had to wipe out half of it. This way, he'd ensure that the survivors had all the resources they required.
It seems that both Stark and Thanos wanted to attain the balance, but the ways they used to do it were diametrically opposite. As this meme says, while Stark was ready to build some extra chairs, Thanos thought that slaying extra kids was better.
Which way would you prefer?
12 Drax's Best Moment
You know what I liked about Infinity War the most? It's not the numerous fight scenes or incredible crossovers (even though they were awesome, as well). It's the way it combined seriousness of the plot with incredibly funny moments. I mean, even when it seems that everyone is doomed, at least one of the heroes always says something funny that relieves the tension.
One of the most hilarious moments in the movie was the encounter of Tony Stark, Doctor Strange, and Peter Parker with Peter Quill, Mantis, and Drax. Since these two groups of superheroes didn't know each other, at first they all thought that they were enemies and started fighting. Desperate to find the woman he loved, Quill screamed, "I'm gonna ask you this one time: where is Gamora?" to which Stark replied, "Yeah, I'll do you one better. *Who* is Gamora?" Listening to this conversation, Drax uttered the phrase no one else could utter, "I'll do *you* one better. *Why* is Gamora?"
No one expected to hear such a question, so everyone just stared at Drax for some time, before returning to their conversation and finding out that they all were fighting against Thanos.
But, when you think about it, it's actually a very good philosophical question. Seriously, why was Gamora the one to endure all this suffering?
After his first encounter with Thanos, Thor realized that he needed a new powerful weapon to defeat the Mad Titan. For this reason, he headed to Nidavellir, the realm that was home to the Dwarfs, who forged Mjolnir (if you happened to forget what Mjolnir is, I'll remind you that it was Thor's hammer destroyed by Hela in Ragnarok). However, when Thor, Rocket, and Groot arrived there, they saw that the star died out, along with the Dwarfs who inhabited it.
It was the moment, when we saw Peter Dinklage's epic cameo. He played Eitri, the King of Nidavelir. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who thought that it was the biggest Dwarf we've ever seen!
It turned out that Eitri was the only survivor on Nidavelir, as everyone else was sadly slayed by Thanos. The Dwarf agreed to help Thor forge a new weapon, but it turned out that the God of Thunder had to do something incredible...powerful to make the dying star work. The most confusing conversation followed, in which Thor basically said that he'd be leveled only if he died. Eitri's reaction to this statement was very similar to the meme above, wasn't it?
10 Kids Grow So Fast
I can't stop laughing at this meme! I mean, don't these two look exactly the same? For a moment, I forgot that Thanos was played by Josh Brolin, and thought that this boy actually brought this character to screen.
The appearance of the Mad Titan in Infinity War became a source for memes right at the moment the first trailer came out. A lot of fans were disappointed with the way Thanos looked in the movie, blaming the CGI team for not doing their job better.
Numerous memes compared the villain to a number of things, from a giant grape and aubergine, to Homer Simpson and Shrek. All of these memes were hilariously correct, because Thanos really didn't look as intimidating as he should have. His skin became pink, instead of bright purple, and his eyes weren't shining with madness, as they did in The Avengers post-credit scene.
Whatever they were thinking when finishing the CGI of Thanos' face, they certainly didn't expect the MCU's most powerful villain to be compared to the famous success kid. It's a hilarious comparison not only because they look exactly the same, but also because Thanos... succeeded on his mission. Let’s just home this little boy doesn’t turn into Thanos IRL.
9 It Was All Of Us
The battle of Wakanda lasted for a long time. At times, it seemed that our heroes were winning it, but there were several moments, when it looked like they were going to lose.
The enemy was extremely strong and neither side was going to give up. At these moments, though, there was someone to come to rescue. First, it was Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) who crushed dozens of Outriders with a single blow. And then, even more help arrived in the face of Thor, who wielded Stormbreaker (his new weapon).
In my mind, Thor's entrance into the battle of Wakanda was one of the most epic moments in the movie.
When he appeared on the battlefield at the moment when everything seemed to be lost for our heroes, all I wanted to do was to jump up and start cheering — like this guy in the GIF! I'm sure that most of the viewers wanted to do the same thing. I mean, did you see how many enemies he slayed in an instant?!
Of course, we also shouldn't forget about the input of Rocket and Groot in the battle. Both of them got rid of a number of Outriders, proving once again that they were a powerful duo!
8 'No, Banner, I Don't Wanna Go Out'
I don't know about you, but I was extremely surprised, when it turned out that Bruce Banner couldn't turn into Hulk in Infinity War. Do you have any idea why it happened? Why would Hulk, who used to be happy smashing anything and anyone in the past, suddenly become unwilling to even show himself?
I have a theory, which seems to be logical to me. Probably, for the first time in his life, Hulk encountered an opponent who wasn't only equal to him in size, but also surpassed him in strength. Hulk didn't smash Thanos. The opposite thing happened — Thanos smashed Hulk. And, he might have slayed him if Heimdall didn't send Hulk back to Earth.
So, my theory is that Hulk suddenly experiences performance issues after their fight, simply because he was scared as heck. In my imagination (as well as in the imagination of numerous MCU fans), this green giant looks exactly like SpongeBob in the image above. He's horrified and insecure, he's just hiding somewhere, waiting for the threat to go away.
But these performance issues turned out to be good, in the grand scheme of things. I mean, Banner finally became a hero due to his own efforts, not due to turning into Hulk. As he eventually screamed, "Screw you, you big green a-hole! I'll do it myself!"
7 Does Thanos Deserve The Gauntlet?
In one of the most meaningful dialogues in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark said to Peter Parker that if he thought he was nothing without his suit, then he didn't even deserve to have it to begin with. Iron Man knew this by his own experience and he realized that he was still powerful, even without his suit.
A similar thing can be referred to Thanos. Who was he without the Infinity Gauntlet?
I mean, I know that he was a powerful being even without it. He was traveling all over the universe with his army and slaying the inhabitants of a number of planets. Thinking that he was doing a huge favor to the universe, by restoring "balance" in it, he considered that he needed more power to perform his genocide quicker. For this reason, he decided to find all the Infinity Stones, unite them into the Infinity Gauntlet, and wipe out half the universe with a single snap of his fingers.
Would the Mad Titan be able to win, if he didn't find all the stones? Would he succeed, if he failed to find just one stone? I don't think so. The power of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy would overweight his, and he'd lose. It leads us to a question, is he so powerful without the gauntlet? And if he's not, does he really deserve to possess it?
6 Saddest PS Game Ever
One of the most heartbreaking moments in Infinity War took place when Rocket witnessed the death of his best friend Groot for the second time (the first time was in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, when Groot sacrificed himself to save his friends). Before turning to dust, Groot uttered his last words. As usual, he said, "I am Groot." But, as we all know, even though these words are the same all the time, they actually mean different things.
Prepare to be even more heartbroken since the meaning of Groot's last words has recently been revealed. According to James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, his last line was "Dad," and he pronounced it looking at Rocket. Need a tissue?
If it doesn't touch your heart, think about this. Groot dissipated on Earth, Gamora was sacrificed by Thanos, while all the other Guardians turned to dust on Titan. It means that the only Guardian who remained safe and sound in the end of Infinity War was Rocket. How will he deal with the loss of all his friends? I mean, he only wants to appear tough, but deep down he's a good guy with a heart of gold.
Were you ready for such a state of affairs? Because I certainly wasn't!
5 Nope, He Doesn't Have It
As Tony Stark said in the Infinity War trailer, "We have one advantage. We have what Thanos wants." Well, for Doctor Strange and Vision, it didn't look like an advantage. Both of them risked their lives, because they possessed the Infinity Stones. But while Strange could just give his stone to Thanos, asking him to spare Stark's life, Vision could only give it along with his life, because the Mind Stone was a part of him.
It was painful to see Wanda having to slay Vision, by destroying the stone, and it was even more painful to learn that it was done in vain.
Using the Time Stone, Thanos returned Vision back to life and retrieved the stone out of his head.
Poor Vision and Wanda... They should have just bought Vision a beanie similar to the one in this meme. It'd cover the stone in Vision's head, and possibly Thanos would forget that he had it. To succeed in his endeavor to deceive Thanos, Vision also had to master the art of standing so still that he'd become invisible, just like Drax did. And, in case Thanos noticed Vision, someone should've just said, "It's not the Android you're looking for" and walk away.
What do you think, would it all work and stop Thanos from getting the stone?
4 Or, Better, For His Arm
The moment where Thor jumped on Thanos and stroke him with his new axe was so epic. At this moment, most of the audience sighed with relief, thinking, "This is it. That's all. The Mad Titan is over." Having similar thoughts was logical, because it always happens in the end of all superhero movies. After all the struggle, the most powerful hero slays the villain.
Thor was getting ready to do it for quite some time. He forged a new weapon and knew that he was able to eliminate the threat that arose for the entire universe.
But this time, slaying the villain wasn't as easy as usual. By the time Thor jumped on Thanos, the Mad Titan had already collected all six Infinity Stones and became invincible.
For this reason, aiming at the villain's chest was a huge mistake, and Thanos used it in his own favor. He justly observed to the God of Thunder, "You should've gone for the head" and, without losing any seconds, completed the mission of his life.
I'd do one better: He should've gone for his arm! I mean, Thor should've just cut off the Titan's left arm that was wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, so he couldn't use the stones anymore.
3 When You Realize It...
One of the questions that tormented me in the end of Infinity War was about the way some of the characters were turning to dust. Most of them seemed to be unaware of what was going on. Like, T'Challa, who was going to help Okoye stand up, but was suddenly erased. Or Bucky, who could only call Steve to look at him before vanishing.
However, there were a couple of characters who seemed to be more aware of their state than others. First, it was Mantis, who uttered, "Something's happening." And them there was one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the film.
It was Peter Parker, running to Stark and saying the words that have already turned into memes. "I don't feel so good Mr. Stark. I don't want to go, please, I don't want to go Mr. Stark," he said and dissipated in Tony's arms.
My first thought was that it was done to make things even harder for Stark. But then I realized that there was something similar between Mantis and Peter. Mantis was an empath, who could distinctly feel the emotions of others, while Peter had his spidey senses. These things might have made them feel the dissipation even before it started happening to them.
2 All Of Us After The Film
The most shocking and unusual thing about Avengers: Infinity War was its ending. We're all used to seeing the heroes defeat the main villain in the end and live "happily ever after." But this time, everything was completely different. Not only did Thanos remain alive, but he also completed his mission. He snapped his fingers and wiped out half the universe, thus slaying half of the superheroes who fought him.
As a result, we witnessed a number of deaths. First, it was Heimdall and Loki, along with half of Asgardians. Then Thanos threw Gamora off the cliff. And in the end... well, you know what happened in the end.
I think I won't be mistaken if I say that no one was ready for something like that to happen in the end. I mean, the directors warned us of some major deaths, but we couldn't even suggest that it meant something that large-scaled. We thought that Iron Man, Cap, or Thor were going to die, but, even though all the three remained alive, the outcome was far worse than anything we could have imagined...
Who else needs a therapist after watching Infinity War? Because I do! Let's go together and get a bulk discount or something.
1 Every Single One Of Them
Mark Ruffalo in this meme was all of us during the entire Infinity War movie. We wanted to protect all the characters we loved so much. At times, we wished we could join them and fight Thanos and his Black Order alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes. But, of course there was no way to do it, so all we could do was just sit and watch these painful events unfolding on the screen.
Still, we wanted to help Gamora tear herself from Thanos' hands, or we wished to jump and catch her, so she didn't die falling off the cliff. Personally, I hoped that she'd grab onto something while falling and then run away. Then there was everyone else, from Mantis and Drax, to Vision, and Wanda. And I don't even want to mention Loki, right at the beginning of the film...
The directors once said that Infinity War deaths would be permanent, but I'm pretty sure that they were talking about such heroes as Loki and Heimdall, who were slayed using, so to say, conventional methods. But Gamora got to the Soul World, as we saw in the end, and everyone who turned to dust probably also got to another dimension. So all MCU fans hope to see them returning to life in Avengers 4.