66 Facts About Thanos


Thanos is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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An Eternal–Deviant warlord from the moon Titan, Thanos is regarded as one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe.

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Thanos has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, the Eternals, and the X-Men.

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In creating Thanos, Starling drew inspiration from Jack Kirby's New Gods series for DC Comics, particularly the character of Darkseid.

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Thanos is usually portrayed as a villain, although many stories depict him as believing his actions to be justified.

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You'd think that Thanos was inspired by Darkseid, but that was not the case when I showed up.

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In 2004 Thanos received an eponymous title that ran for 12 issues.

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Character's origin was expanded in the five-issue Thanos Rising miniseries by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi which was published monthly beginning in April 2013.

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Later that same year, Thanos played a central role in the Infinity miniseries written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver.

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In May 2014, Jim Starlin and Ron Lim worked together on the one-shot Thanos Annual, which is a prelude to a new trilogy of original graphic novels.

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Thanos played a major role in the five-issue miniseries The Infinity Gauntlet vol.

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In 2021, Thanos was later reintroduced as a primary antagonist in the comic series Eternals vol.

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Thanos was born on Saturn's moon Titan as the son of Eternals A'lars and Sui-San, the nephew of Zuras, and the grandnephew of Uranos.

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Thanos carries the Deviants gene, and as such, shares the physical appearance of the Eternals' cousin race.

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Thanos attempted to create a new life for himself by siring many children as well as becoming a pirate.

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Thanos finds no fulfillment in either until he is visited again by Mistress Death, for whom he murders his offspring and his pirate captain.

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Thanos later comes to the aid of Adam Warlock in a war against the Magus and his religious empire.

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Thanos is finally stopped by Warlock, whose spirit emerges from the Soul Gem and turns the Titan to stone.

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Thanos is eventually resurrected, and collects the Infinity Gems .

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Thanos uses the gems to create the Infinity Gauntlet, making himself omnipotent, and erases half the living things in the universe to prove his love to Death.

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Warlock reveals that Thanos has always allowed himself to be defeated because the Titan secretly knows he is not worthy of ultimate power.

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Thanos joins Warlock as part of the Infinity Watch and helps him to defeat first his evil and then good personas, and cure Thor of "warrior Madness".

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Thanos uses information from the robot to plot against and battle Tyrant, the first creation of Galactus turned destroyer.

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When trapped in an alternate dimension, Thanos employs the aid of the brother of Ka-Zar, Parnival Plunder and later the Hulk to escape, although both attempts are unsuccessful.

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Thanos is eventually freed and comes into conflict with Thor, aligning himself with Mangog in a scheme to obtain powerful mystical and cosmic talismans which will allow him to destroy all life in the universe, and during their battles Thanos decimates the planet Rigel-3.

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Thanos then uses the heroes Thor and Genis-Vell against the death god Walker, who attempts to woo Mistress Death and then destroy the entity after being rejected.

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Thanos finds himself opposed by the Avengers' former member Mantis and her son Quoi, who apparently is destined to be the Celestial Messiah.

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Thanos once conducted extensive research on genetics, studying many of the universe's heroes and villains before cloning them, and gene-spliced his own DNA into the subjects.

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Thanos then uses the Heart of the Universe to reverse Akhenaten's actions and was compelled to correct a flaw in the universe, for which Mistress Death kisses him, and speaks to him for the first time.

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Thanos decides to atone for the destruction of Rigel-3, and agrees to aid a colony of Rigellians in evacuating their planet before Galactus can consume it.

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Thanos later learns Galactus is being manipulated into releasing a multiversal threat called Hunger, which feeds on entire universes.

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En route to the Kyln, an intergalactic prison, Thanos meets Death for the first time since re-building existence with the Heart of the Universe.

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Thanos then instructs the Kyln officers to keep the Beyonder on life support indefinitely in order to prevent the entity from being reborn.

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Thanos later appears in Wisconsin attempting to charge a weapon called the Pyramatrix with the life force of everyone on Earth until he is defeated by Squirrel Girl.

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Thanos convinces Tenebrous and Aegis to join the Annihilation Wave in order to get revenge on Galactus, and they subsequently defeat the World Devourer and the Silver Surfer.

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Once Thanos learns Annihilus's true goal is to use the Power Cosmic to destroy all life and remain the sole survivor, he decides to free Galactus.

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Cocoon protected by the Universal Church of Truth is revealed to be hiding Thanos, who has been chosen by Oblivion to be the new Avatar of Death.

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Thanos pretends to aid the Guardians against the invading Cancerverse, and after discovering its origin kills an alternate version of Mar-Vell, the self-proclaimed Avatar of Life.

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Thanos is freed by Namor and was among the villains that joined his Cabal to destroy other worlds.

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Thanos later meets his end on Battleworld, where he is easily killed by God Emperor Doom during an attempted insurrection.

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Investigating a temporal anomaly on Titan, Thanos finds Pip the Troll and an older Eros who has come from the future.

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Under the control of his future self Thanos began searching through ancient temples and sites to find something that would allow him to eventually become like his future.

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However, it is all in vain as Thanos simply did not care, but these temporal paradoxes did allow present Thanos to use that little access of his future's power to talk to Eros through his past selves.

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Thanos directs Eros and Pip to his future's psyche and had Eros free him, but unfortunately this allows future Thanos to finally find Eros and had him absorbed inside his universe.

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Thanos is unintentionally brought back to the universe by Galactus.

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When Thanos prepares to raid a Project Pegasus facility to steal a Cosmic Cube, he is ambushed and defeated by a team of Avengers.

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Thanos goes on a killing spree, but Black Panther, Blue Marvel and Monica Rambeau are able to stop him by devising a device that blocks the electrical synapses in his brain.

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Thanos tries to force his father, Mentor, to find a cure for his malady, but kills him when he is unable to.

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Presently locked within a maximum security cosmic Alcatraz, Thanos sits alone within a cell as his sickness ravages his body.

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Thanos mentioned the only way for him to be relieved of his mortality was to seek out the God Quarry heralded by The Witches of Infinity.

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Immediately after setting foot within the graveyard of old gods, Thanos is subsumed into the bedrock within which they rest.

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Around the time of the New Thor's appearance, Thanos is approached by a mysterious hooded woman, who proposes an alliance.

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Thanos's tells Thanos that she needs his help to reclaim Hel, and in exchange, offers to give him the one thing he has been searching for his entire life: death.

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However, upon subjugating the planet, he is attacked by a being identified only as The Rider, who captures Thanos and uses a piece of the fractured Time Stone to bring Thanos millions of years into the future, where he encounters an elderly version of himself who has destroyed nearly all life in the universe.

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The Surfer is distracted by the feral Hulk that Thanos kept chained in his basement, allowing the two Thanos to kill him using Surtur's Twilight Sword.

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At first, Thanos is more than happy to oblige his future counterpart's request, but quickly stops, disappointed at how pathetic and submissive his older self has become.

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Resolving to never become as pathetic and complacent as King Thanos has become, Thanos uses the fragment of the Time Stone and the Power Cosmic left in the Surfer's corpse to return to the present day.

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Thanos's then destroys the Infinity Gauntlet and commands the Chitauri loyal to Thanos to die.

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Thanos is a mutant member of the race of superhumans known as the Titanian Eternals.

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Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in the art of war on Titan.

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Thanos has proven himself capable of briefly holding his own in battle against Odin, and of blasting Galactus off his feet.

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Thanos is a supergenius in virtually all known fields of advanced science and has created technology far exceeding that which is found on contemporary Earth.

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Thanos often employs a transportation chair capable of space flight, force field projection, teleportation, time travel, and movement through alternate universes.

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Thanos is a master strategist and uses several space vessels, at least three under the name "Sanctuary", as a base of operations.

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Thanos appears in the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's films, known collectively as the "Infinity Saga", primarily portrayed by Josh Brolin via motion capture.

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Thanos was ranked number 47 on IGN's top 100 comic book villains of all time and number 21 on Complexs 25 Greatest Comic Book Villains List.

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