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Not to be confused with Blip.

The Snap, also known as the Decimation, was an event that resulted in the death of half of all life in the universe, including sentient and insentient beings.

During the Battle of Wakanda, Thor arrived on Earth and found Thanos. Using the Stormbreaker, Thor stabbed Thanos in the chest. Despite Thor's best efforts, Thanos managed to snap his fingers using the Infinity Gauntlet, resulting in half of the universe's population being turned to dust at random.

The effects of the Snap were felt immediately. Five years later, in 2023, Bruce Banner used the Nano Gauntlet to undo the affects of the Snap.

History[edit | edit source]

Thanos, following the overpopulation crisis on Titan, feared various planets across the universe would suffer the same fate. Thanos sought out the Infinity Stones, six gems capable of eliminating half the universe.

In the Infinity War, Thanos had collected all of the Infinity Stones, with the exception of the Mind Stone. Thanos sent an army of Outriders to Wakanda, where the Mind Stone was being kept, and the Outriders battled with the Wakandan army and the Avengers.

While the battle on Wakanda occurred, Thor had traveled to Nidavellir to create a new weapon capable of killing Thanos. After wielding the new weapon, entitled the "Stormbreaker", Thor, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot helped fight in the battle of Wakanda.

Following Thanos' retrieval of the Mind Stone from Vision, Thor stabbed Thanos in the chest with Stormbreaker, and continued to push the weapon further within Thanos' chest. Suddenly, Thanos told Thor he should have gone for the head, snapped his fingers, and went through a portal. Unbeknownst to the Avengers, Thanos had eliminated half of the multiverse.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Following Thanos' victory, the effects of the Snap were seen immediately. The Snap created a power surge of cosmic proportions originating from Earth.

On Earth, an estimated 42.5% of Earth's population was elimated as part of the Snap. The Snap resulted in large-scale car accidents around the world, including Atlanta, where Nick Fury and Maria Hill were stationed. Due to the Snap, Scott Lang was left in the Quantum Realm for five years until 2023.

On Titan, where the Battle of Titan occurred, all of the combatants on the planet died as a result of the Snap, with the exception of Nebula and Tony Stark.

Victims[edit | edit source]

Main article: Snap/Victims

References[edit | edit source]