Thanos’ snap and the weakness of humans in the Marvel-verse

Adrian George Nicolae
2 min readMay 9, 2022
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I’m sure most people have heard of the mythical snap from the Marvel Universe, where the almighty conquering brute from a different ecosystem snapped his fingers once he gained all the infinity stones and proceeded to vanquish half the population of Earth.

What Thanos did can be considered savage and without mercy, despite the fact that he said the world was overpopulated and with this new upbringing, he would hope people would thrive and make anew.

However, as we discover in the Endgame movie, he realized he had failed as the populace continued to mourn the unexpected loss.

Now here’s the thing, what he did, while forcefully, in a real life scenario, is no different to what humans have gone through at the hands of other humans, and also what animals have gone through at the hands of the aforementioned creatures.

Or a fictitious way, Noah’s ark story, and I’m sure there are a few more.

And people have gone over the loss of their loved one, and moved on, for hundreds and thousands of years, yet we are to believe that in this almost mythical story, humans can’t get over it even after 5 years?

I know how it is about loss, and nostalgia, and PTSD, and trauma, and while some things change, one eventually does something if one wants, to move on and prosper as a newly broken person that’s on the road to a new journey.

But not so much in this universe. Come on Marvel, give us a bit more depth than Thor being fat.