After Thanos acquired the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped away half the population, he decided to endeavor on a new quest: getting rid of Florida Tech’s athletic teams.
The Mad Titan arrived on campus in Februrary.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams and the women’s golf team have already fallen victim to his scheme.
While Thanos’ exact plans remain unclear, he has revealed that he is working closely with the athletic department to take out certain teams.
He said with help from the inside, soon the department will have just the right number of programs.
“When I’m done, half of athletics will still exist,” Thanos said. “Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.”
The discontinuation of the tennis and women’s golf teams has taken away the fun for many student athletes, as they worry they’ll be turned into dust next.
For Thanos, this wasn’t a concern when he made the decision to snap them out of existence.
“Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe,” he said. “But this does put a smile on my face.”
A group of athletes who wish to remain anonymous said they tried fending off Thanos.
However, their efforts proved futile.
When athletes began hurling various types of balls and other equipment at him, Thanos reportedly dodged them easily.
One athlete threw a football at his chest, but Thanos simply brushed it off and said, “You should have gone for the head.”
Before leaving the scene of the battle, Thanos told the athletes they were strong but warned them that he could snap his fingers and they’d all cease to exist.
The athletes said they won’t give up fighting, although they plan to begin working with engineering students to create a new weapon. They are calling themselves “The Revengers.”
Bill Jurgens, the athletic director, declined an interview, stating he had “greater goals to accomplish.”
Suspicious jars full of dust have begun to collect in his office.
Thanos said in his quest to balance the athletic programs, he has received quite a bit of backlash.
However, he said this will not deter him from his quest.
“I know what it’s like to lose,” he said. “To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Or should I say, I have.”
While he doesn’t regret his decision to begin removing certain teams in his pursuit of balancing the athletic programs (and the universe), he said of the teams he has sacrificed, “I hope they remember you.”