How Regular People In The MCU Abused Avengers: Infinity War's Snap

Thanos and Snap Memorial with Scott Lang

When Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to eliminate half of all life in Avengers: Infinity War, the whole world seemed to suffer, but there were some people that used this tragedy for their own benefit. The repercussions of the snap that rocked the universe in Infinity War are explored in various parts of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Endgame deals heavily with the emotional pain and hardship that came with the snap, but Far From Home looks at it from a different viewpoint.

In Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers and the people of Earth are shown to be reeling from the snap. The movie shows how people's lives were affected with their loved ones being taken from them as a result of the snap, now known as the Decimation (or the Blip). In one particular scene, Captain America (Chris Evans) leads a support group where people talk about their difficulties with moving on. It's also a problem that has a huge impact on the Avengers themselves.

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However, Spider-Man: Far From Home shows how Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Ned (Jacob Batalon), and a few of their classmates have dealt with the snap, since many of them "blipped" away and missed out on five years. When they returned, they discovered that many of their fellow students were already finished with high school and were now adults. However, despite all the hardships caused by the snap, not everyone suffered. Far From Home and the new Daily Bugle website give a few examples of how regular people took advantage of the snap.

Flash Thompson

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, it's revealed that Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) was "blipped" along with Peter and the others. During the movie, Flash pretends to be old enough to drink alcohol, but because of the snap, Flash is only 16, instead of 21, despite what his ID says.

Roger Harrington


Peter Parker's science teacher Roger Harrington (Martin Starr) mentions in Far From Home that he wrongly believed that his wife was killed by the snap. His family even held a funeral for her. However, Roger eventually discovered that his wife never died at all; she simply used the snap an excuse to run off with another man. His experience is recounted again on the Daily Bugle website.

Jack Triconi

J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man Far From Home

Also found on the Daily Bugle website is the story of Jack Triconi, a stuntman who was shooting a falling scene for a movie when the snap happened. According to Triconi, he "blipped"  while in mid-air. When he reappeared five years later along with everyone else, the pad he was supposed to land on was gone, resulting in Triconi being critically injured. Later, the Daily Bugle site was updated, possibly because Triconi's accident violates the rules established by Russos regarding the reverse of the snap. The update states that Triconi never blipped, and that he lied to get insurance money.

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Key Release Dates
  • Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
  • Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 (2021) release date: Jul 16, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021
  • Black Panther 2 (2022) release date: May 06, 2022
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