Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead.
Even though we’re still in #DontSpoilTheEndgame mode until Monday, there are some exceptions to the rule. Like, someone getting revenge on the random person who spoiled Avengers: Infinity War with a deliciously devious plan that comes to a head with Endgame.
On Wednesday, a Redditor detailed how they sparked up a friendship about a year ago with a random troll who commented on their Instagram post expressing excitement about seeing Infinity War with spoilers about the film.
Their friendship was forged with the understanding that they would ultimately get revenge when Endgame comes out. "I messaged the guy and told him that I had already seen the movie, but that was a good prank," the Avengers fan wrote. "It was then that we became ‘friends,’ So for about 7 months, me and him messaged each other, texted memes, talked about movies, and stuff like that. (Keep in mind the friendship was fake, I was just trying to get his trust and make him comfortable with me.)”
After securing Endgame tickets on opening night and discovering that this new "friend" was going the following week, the plan was in place. Warning: spoilers ahead!
"So I saw Endgame, and while I was in the theater, I took PLENTY of pictures," the revenge seeker wrote. "I took pictures of Thanos death #1, Captain Marvel, Ronin, Black Widow’s death, Smart Hulk, Fat Thor, 2 Captain America’s, 2 Nebulas, Stan Lee’s cameo, all the snapped coming back, Iron Man’s death, and several other plot points. When I got out, I almost thought of not doing it. I don’t like to spoil movies, I think it’s lame, but I reassured myself that this guy deserves it. So I texted him that I saw it, he asked how it was and I told him it was great, he told me not to spoil it, and I said 'Oh, like how you spoiled Infinity War.' Then he switched moods, he was all like 'Hey man, that was a long time ago, we’re friends now,' Stuff like that," he continued. "Then, in one glorious action, I sent all the pictures as fast as I could, messaging plot points along with the pictures. It was all over in like 30 seconds, but he definitely saw it all."
Needless to say, the "friend" didn't take too kindly to the rollout of the elaborate plan. "He cursed me out, saying I was a horrible person and stuff," he recalls. "Then he said 'Why would you do that, we're such good friends?' And I texted back, 'we’re not friends, a year ago you picked me out of a crowd of thousands and ruined a movie that I had been wanting to see for months, since then I’ve been lying to you, deceiving you and gaining your trust all for this moment. You are not my friend, just a person who got what they deserve.' Then, he cursed me out some more, and I haven’t talked to him since."
Call this person whatever you want for playing the long game on the revenge plot but let's not forget who started this whole thing by spoiling Infinity War.