Heads up, this article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. Consider yourself...Infinity Warn- no wait, we already did that joke.
To celebrate the release of Infinity War, five of the original six members of the Avengers -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Jeremy Renner -- got themselves matching tattoos. It's a gesture which places them alongside other iconic movie ensembles like the Fellowship of the Ring and, well, the Suicide Squad. As tattoos go, however, it's pretty light in the symbolic department -- just a stylish imagining of the movie's logo, overlaid with the number "6" to signify, well, the six of them.
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The internet, however, knew differently. After spending nearly a decade analyzing the MCU for foreshadowing, Easter eggs, and deeper meanings, they saw this tattoo as one final code-breaking challenge for the fandom to solve. It started off relatively sane, with some looking at the design as a complex, interlocking web of references to each character. There was a hammer, an arc reactor, a shield, an arrow, an hourglass, and a big angry monster face.