WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
One of the more heartbreaking moments in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has now been immortalized as a meme.
As Thanos finally assembled the sixth Infinity Stone and snapped his fingers, the entire galaxy was thrown into chaos. Audiences were hushed as, one by one, half of the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were blown away as piles of ash. Alongside poignant goodbyes from the likes of Scarlet Witch, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, the award for most heartbreaking death must surely go to Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
Lumps caught in the throats of viewers as they witnessed the tragic moment when Peter Parker reached out to Tony Stark and said, "I don't feel so good, Mr. Stark. [...] I don't want to go, please, I don't want to go, Mr. Stark." Now, that gut-wrenching scene has taken social media by storm, as a meme featuring other characters from pop culture.
“Spongebob i don’t feel so good”— Dom (@TRASHLlGHTSKIN) May 1, 2018
“See you on the other side Patrick” pic.twitter.com/JrvlDX1q3A
"Superintendent, I don't feel so good." pic.twitter.com/3XeOXHctp5— Ice (@IceSeason101) April 30, 2018
“Like Scoob, I don’t feel so good” pic.twitter.com/V5DWaPnAqB— BYSIA OUT NOW (@heisntisaac) April 30, 2018
Spiderman, I don’t feel so good pic.twitter.com/QXRDy9krxC— Memes ⛱ (@FreshMemeSupply) April 30, 2018
From Shrek to SpongeBob and The Simpsons to The Walking Dead, they've been given the Peter Parker treatment. Some had already drawn parallels between Peter Parker's death and the iconic "I don't want to go" from David Tenant's Tenth Doctor, so here it is in Infinity War form. One Marvel fan even recreated the death of Uncle Ben from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man to get everyone right in the feels.
As the youngest addition to the Avengers, Holland's chirpy Spider-Man continued his arc of growth in Infinity War. Sporting his snazzy Iron Spider suit and bravely taking on Thanos, Spider-Man became an integral part of Team New York alongside Iron Man and Doctor Strange. However, as his world came to an end with Thanos' cull, a frightened Peter Parker reminded audiences he is still just a kid.
Since Holland's 2016 debut as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, the MCU had grown the relationship between Iron Man and Spider-Man beyond that of mentor and trainee. The Infinity War trailers had already teased that Stark would face a major hardship in the movie, but left with only Nebula on Titan, things look pretty grim for Iron Man.
While many expect Spider-Man's death to only be temporary and for Peter Parker to swing back into action for next year's Avengers 4 (that film is followed by a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, after all), there is still a long wait until fans find out how that happens. In the meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to re-live Holland's dramatic demise.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film is in theaters now.