Avengers Might Have Caused Even More Chaos When They Reversed the Snap, According to Fans

Pondering the ramifications of the Snap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity War and Endgame can bring on a headache. Yet fans are still doing deep dives into the events that brought dusted people back to life. According to some people, the reversal might have caused bigger problems than what the audience was privy to.

Did the Snap reversal create an overpopulation problem on Earth?

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As usual, Reddit users pick up on things like this. Someone started a thread recently highlighting this: When the Avengers reversed the Snap, the world went from 3.5 billion people to 7 billion people in just a few minutes.

Of course, the thread branched off into an interesting discussion on what kind of chaos this would have caused on our planet. The food supply certainly would have been an issue unless the Avengers somehow took that into consideration with the Snap reversal. Not to mention these dusted people had missed around five years of time on Earth while life — and the remaining people — had carried on.

The problem of acclimating people returning to life

Endgame left fans with questions about how everyone who came back to life would be accommodated in society. Resource issues aside, think about how those people would go back to any sense of normalcy. Many likely would have to find jobs and places to live all over again.

There’s also a lot to explore on psychological and social levels. Just the idea of grieving over someone dying and then seeing them back alive five years later is a factor that shouldn’t be ignored. Plus, people might have moved on in new relationships or found other families to care for them in the case of children.

These post-Snap themes might be addressed in the Disney+ shows

When The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuts this August, some of these post-Snap issues might be addressed. Based on some of the preview scenes, things look like they’ve normalized in the case of the populace participating in events.

Then again, things probably aren’t what they seem. Even though it appears the show will explore racial themes with Sam Wilson fighting for the Captain America title, the world condition might also be looked at.

Maybe those curious will finally have answers regarding whether being brought back to a troubled Earth was worth the trouble.