The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a complicated place. It’s full of heroes, villains, and every shade in between. But for the most part, we’ve been able to keep them all straight. Thanos is one of those exceptions—a character who has always confused even the most knowledgeable fans. This post will break down everything you need to know about this villain, from his motivations to his powers and more!
Who is Thanos?
Thanos first appeared in “Iron Man” issue 55 (February 1973). He’s a member of the Titanian Eternals, born on Saturns moon Titan. His father was an Eternal named Kronos who fathered him with an Earth woman from Russian Czarist nobility.
The result of this union produced one of the most powerful beings in Marvel history: possessing intelligence far greater than humans or other life forms; superhuman strength, speed and reflexes; immortality thanks to his skin being completely invulnerable to aging past its physical prime due to lack of cellular regeneration allowing it only to heal when damaged; energy manipulation powers including cosmic awareness which can allow him limited precognition and manipulation of energy; can resist any form of injury, including transmutation or disintegration, with his durability reaching a point where he could even endure the heat of stars; and wielding an immense cosmic power called “The Power Cosmic” which gives him complete control over all living things on Earth, allowing him to kill or resurrect them at will.
Thanos is one of Marvel’s most powerful villains boasting incredible strength, speed, stamina, intelligence and abilities that have proven too much for almost every superhero who has crossed paths with him in the comics as well as those created specifically for Marvel movies.
In all his comic book appearances he was portrayed to be so formidable that heroes like Iron Man, Thor or even Spiderman would often back off from a confrontation because they knew it would result in their end. One of Thanos’ greatest limitations at first was not having any living tissue which prevented him from feeling pain but after going through painful experiments by himself, he came up with an artificial skin made out of adamantium (the same material Wolverine is covered in) which allowed him to feel something.
But Thanos’ most dangerous weapon is The Infinity Gauntlet which gives him the ability to control time, space and matter and also grants him access to all six of the infinity stones that have been introduced in Marvel movies so far (Space Stone aka Tesseract from Captain America: Civil War; Mind Stone aka Loki’s Scepter from Avengers: Age Of Ultron; Time Stone/Temple Runestone from Doctor Strange).
His source of power are not just those mentioned above but he also has his own energy based attacks like “God Blast,” golden beams coming out of his hands or even a charged punch able to destroy planets with one blow. He can use these energies for defense as well as offense making it difficult for anyone to get close to him, not even the Hulk.
He has an army of “Children” called The Black Order who he also commands with his gauntlet and if that’s not enough thanos can create life as well from nothing: He created a planet just for himself where he is god.
In order to balance things out Thanos believes there should be death which will remove overpopulation but in turn would make everyone scarce thus making them more valuable.”
-Thanos i don’t even know who you are
“This is all part of my master plan,” says thanos. “I am going to trade lives so they become increasingly rarer until people finally understand how fragile their bodies truly are.”
Thanos i don’t even know who you are is the main protagonist in Marvel’s Avengers. Thanos was born on Saturn and has a rocky relationship with his sister, Gamora. They both have powers from their father that they can use to create and destroy life respectively.”
He does this by killing off half of Earth’s population which will leave them only one fifth as many resources while still having the same amount themselves. This way he feels like there will be less over population.
He has a plan for the future that he wants to see happen and is willing to do whatever it takes in order to make sure his vision becomes reality.”
Thanos does care about others but only those who were born with him specifically on Saturn, as if they supported each other thanos believes he could create an unstoppable army. In contrast Gamora had always been on Earth which made her less loyal than their father would have wanted. Thanos gets angry when people try to manipulate or control him because of this and will not hesitate from killing them just like how he killed his own father doing so was necessary for what comes next.”