Half of the users on a popular Avengers-themed subreddit will soon be willfully banned from the site in homage to Avengers: Infinity War villain Thanos.
The forum r/thanosdidnothingwrong has steadily built up its membership since the release of the Marvel film back in April, with fans of the film flocking to the site to express their love for Thanos online.
Now in a move which somewhat mirrors the events of Infinity War, the mods of the subreddit are preparing to wipe out half of the 336,000 Reddit users who have, at the time of writing, subscribed to the group. In the film – spoiler alert – Thanos uses the power of the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of the universe’s population.
After discussions with Reddit’s admins, the mods of r/thanosdidnothingwrong are now preparing to cull over half of their members on July 9. When the ban – which will pick users at random using a bot which will control the cull in “a quick and easy manner” – takes place, it’ll be one of the largest mass bans in Reddit’s history.
Avengers fans on Reddit have been celebrating the impending move for the homage it’ll pay to Thanos’ catastrophic actions in the film. One Reddit user expressed their contentment at the ban by writing: “Finally – balance in the universe.”
Earlier this week, the possible title for Avengers 4 – which is set for release next year – was leaked online.