A Soul for a Soul

A Soul for a Soul

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Warning: this entry contains spoilers for 2018 superhero film Avengers: Infinity War.


"A Soul for a Soul" refers to a memorable quote from 2018 Marvel superhero film Avengers: Infinity War said by character Red Skull. Starting in April 2019, a still image of character Thanos from another shot paired with the quote gained popularity online as a macro and a reaction, usually in reference to scenarios of compromise.


On April 27th, 2018, thhe Marvel superhero film Avengers: Infinity War premiered in the United States.[1] In one scene of the film, character Red Skull says "a soul for a soul" when speaking to characters Thanos and Gamora, hinting at what must be done to retrieve the Soul Stone, a key plot item. In another shot, Thanos is shown discovering the Soul Stone in a lake.

In order to take the stone you must lose that what you love. A soul for a soul.


Following the release of 2019 film Avengers: Endgame_, the combination of the quote and the image gained popularity as a meme format. On April 29th, 2019, Redditor EVIM posted a meme by an unknown author in which the quote was combined with the image.[2] The post gained over 12,300 upvotes and was reposted in several major subreddits in the following days.[3][4]

When your friend spoils endgame for you so you spoil Game Of Thrones for him "A Soul for a Soul"

In the following weeks, more memes utilizing the format were posted online, including notable examples in /r/me_irl[5] and /r/dankmemes[6] subreddits.

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when your friend kills your Minecraft dog so you kill him IRL where you looking at "A Soul for a Soul" HINELRAFT Grumpy Cat internet legend dies BBC -2 hours ago CELEBRATING Grumpy Cat dies 'at home in the arms of her mommy YEARS 6 Sky News - 49 mins ago "A Soul for a Soul" L4 When pewds camera quality is finally fixed and his videos are gonna look 20x times better but the bad camera meme is gonna die "A Soul for a Soul"
When you make a meme using mematic and try to crop out the watermark but in doing so also crop out some of the text a soul fora soul WHEN I HEAR MINECRAFT BECAME BEST-SELLING GAME BY BEATING TETRIS. "A CUBE for a SQUARE" BuzzFeed: News, Tas... Rate this app POST When you realize that you actually have to install this p------------ to leave a 1 star review: 95/500 A SOUL FOR A SOUL


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