The Marvel Cinematic Universe concluded a nearly twenty year saga with Avengers: Endgame. For major fans of the franchise and comic book nerds, it was undoubtedly a grandiose and emotional experience. One especially moved Chinese woman managed to outdo the spectacle on the screen with her own over-the-top reaction.
21-year-old Xiaotoli managed to make it through the entire three hour film. Unfortunately, she found herself in an extremely sensitive condition. After reportedly describing numbness in her limbs and difficulty breathing in between tears, Xiatoli was taken to a nearby hospital. It appears that her symptoms were largely psychosomatic rather than actually dangerous.
Doctors believe that she was suffering from a case of hyperventilation brought on from crying and gasping too much throughout the film. They assured local newspapers that Xiaotoli would be perfectly fine (mental scarring or fan outrage nothwithstanding). I am sure many of her fellow moviegoers worried that she might disintegrate into ash and disappear with the breeze. She may have missed out on possibly the most fitting moment ever to utter the iconic, memeworthy line “I don’t feel so good” from Avengers: Infinity War.
Whether or not she enjoyed the movie or felt satisfied with the conclusion of several popular characters’ storylines was not recorded. Her story has since been shared across the Internet with netizens both mocking and expressing empathy for her in large doses.
Still, compared to the fellow in Hong Kong who suffered an intergalactic level beating that left him bloodied and dazed after yelling out crucial spoilers to moviegoers on line for the movie, Xiaotoli seems relatively fine. Hopefully, she isn’t a huge Game of Thrones fan? That might be too much emotional labor for her body to process in one week.