The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown so large it can be hard to remember what heroes are actually a part of it. But it seems the original Avengers made sure they’ll always remember their OG status.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel movies, revealed that five of the six original Avengers actors got matching tattoos to remember their roles. Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans all received the tattoos, while Mark Ruffalo a.k.a. the Hulk did not.
Here’s a look at the tattoo:
While the tattoo looks like the Avengers logo, it does have some alterations. It appears the logo is combined with the number six, indicating the original six Avengers from the first movie. However, some Marvel fans were convinced the symbol had a different meaning.
Users on Reddit posted their interpretations on what the tattoo’s symbol actually meant and how it related to the six Avengers.
Here was user ZebraEggs’ interpretation:
Now we’re just wondering why Ruffalo didn’t get the tattoo as well. Although Bruce Banner not wanting to take part in the adventures of the Avengers is somewhat fitting with his character.