It's been nearly eight months since Avengers: Infinity War debuted in theaters, changing the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. At this point, Thanos' snap - which wiped out half of the universe - has become infamous, as many of our beloved heroes shockingly met their demise.


And now, it appears the deadly snap has an official name, according to a tie-in book titled Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Volume Two: Aftermath by Brandon T. Snider. As reported by Screen Rant, Thanos' snap is called "The Decimation." That's surely an accurate representation of what happened.


The book explains that the heroes decide not to inform the rest of the world of Thanos and what really happened when The Decimation occurred. According to this new story, the rest of the population left just think many people mysteriously disappeared.


As Screen Rant points out, the choice of "Decimation" is extremely interesting as it's been used in Marvel comics before, a storyline involving the Avengers and the X-Men created from the House of M limited series. It's what happens after Scarlet Witch strips nearly all of the mutant population of their powers, drastically reducing the number from millions to hundreds.


While The Decimation broke all of our hearts, the first Avengers: Endgame trailer which debuted today promises we'll see at least some of the superheroes come back.


This article also appears on Mental Floss.