Thanos is creating chaos inside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe once again. MCU fans are now arguing over what the Mad Titan's snap is actually called after the release of Spider-Man: Far from Home. The Tom Holland-starring sequel is the first time we've been able to see what life is like in the post-snap world and it refers to the event as something else. For the past several months, fans have been referring to the event as the Decimation, but that may have been thrown out the window now.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the snap is referred to as the "Blip." So, which is it, the "Blip" or Decimation? MCU fans are currently still trying to state their case for the true name and it's starting to get a bit ugly. One fan has taken to social media to clarify and has done some pretty impressive research. He had this to say.
"What people on Earth-199999 officially call the Snap/Snappening/when Thanos snapped his fingers: 'the Decination', 'Decimation' are the official terms used. There have been instances of calling it Snap as well (e.g. in a documentary shown briefly on screen in FFH)."
The MCU fan goes on to say that the term "Blip" is used for when the people come back from the Decimation, or snap. They have been "blipped" back into existence after five years in limbo. His theory states that "Blip" is only the name for the process of coming back to the current MCU timeline. However, as logical as this theory sounds, other fans aren't buying it or the whole Decimation term either.
One fan pointed out that the Decimation originated from the comics and insinuated that it may not be officially in the MCU. Others pointed to "Blip" being in the post-Endgame world, while Decimation was used for Infinity War. Regardless, there are people arguing about this as they try to get to the bottom of things. It looks like Spider-Man: Far From Home may have opened up a logistical can of worms just like Endgame did in terms of the official MCU timeline, which is all over the place at the moment.
With Marvel Studios officially announced for an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, maybe Kevin Feige will give the fans the final answer on the subject. For now, the Decimation and "Blip" both seem to work, especially in the context of before and after the Mad Titan got his way and wiped out half of the universe. Obviously, the Avengers were able to defeat the Thanos the second time around, or technically third, after Thor chopped his purple head off. The Spider-Man: Far From Home controversy isn't going to be going away anytime soon, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your view of the situation. The controversy first erupted on Reddit.