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Thanos Edits refers to a series of jokes, photoshopped images and image macros toward the design of the character Thanos from the Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War.
On November 28th, 2017, the first trailer for the film premiered, giving fans their first look at Thanos without the headgear. The video (shown below) received more than 47 million views on YouTube  within 24 hours.
Shortly after the video was posted, Twitter user @kibblesmith tweeted a series of pictures of various Marvel characters not wearing their trademark helmets, which he refers to as "little hats." The final tweet (shown below, left) featured Thanos with the caption, "AVENGERS: THE SEARCH FOR THANOS' LITTLE HAT." The post received more than 100 retweets and 800 likes in 24 hours.
People responded to the tweet with various jokes, including photoshops of Thanos with different hats on (examples below, center and right).
That day, Twitter published a Moments page regarding the response to the trailer and the hat. Several media outlets including ComicBook.com, The AV Club and more published lists of people talking about the hat.
That day, Redditor  mtlgrems posted an illustration of Thanos as Salt Bae in the /r/ComicBooks subreddit. The post (shown below) received more than 5,000 points (93% upvoted) in less than 24 hours.
Additionally, Redditor DarkJedi3000 photoshopped Thanos' head onto the body of Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars in the /r/marvelstudios subreddit. The post (shown below, left) received more than 3,000 points (97% upvoted) in 24 hours. On Imgur  the post (shown below, center) received more than 3,000 points and 300,000 views. Redditor b0to posted Thanos' picture next to Heavy from Team Fortress 2 in the /r/TF2 subreddit, receiving more than 1,000 points (98% upvoted).
The following day, Redditor posted a variation of Who would win? featuring, which shows the Avengers described as "Earth's mightest heroes" and Thanos, described as a "giant grape." The post (shown below, right) received more than 1,200 points (97% upvoted) in less than 12 hours.
 Twitter – @witchgxrl's Tweet
 YouTube – Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer
 Twitter – @kibblesmith's Tweet
 Twitter – New Avengers really about Thanos' search for his hat: A conspiracy theory
 Comic Book – 'Avengers: Infinity War' Fans Search For A Hat For Thanos
 The AV Club – Screw the gauntlet, people want to know where Thanos' helmet is
 Reddit – Thanos' Bae
 Reddit – I'm Rick Thanos, and this is my Pawn Shop
 Imgur – Infinity stone? I'll give you 8 bucks for it.
 Reddit – heavy vs thanos
 Reddit – Who would win?
Nov 30, 2017 at 09:04PM EST
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