The other night just as I was going to bed (10/05/2018 around 12:30 AM), on Free-to-air television in Australia on 7Mate (Channel 63) there was a program called Jabba's Avengers Special where they were talking about the Avengers, The Infinity Stones, Thanos etc.

There was a part where 2 people, a man and a woman (don't know their roles but they weren't actors, might have been part of the production team) were being interviewed about Thanos where the guy said that Thanos was a Mutant so that he was super strong and had super tough skin.

Now I would assume when the guy said Mutant he can't be using the terms that's described the X-Men and other characters with the X-Gene because it was my understanding that because of movie licensing Marvel Studios can't have Mutants (and thus why Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Enhanced Humans rather that being Mutants and children of Magneto).

So assuming that the guy is using the more generic form of the word, is Thanos a Mutant among Titans? If so what made him different from other Titans?


From Wikipedia:

Thanos is a mutant member of the race of superhumans known as the Titanian Eternals. The character possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death.

From Marvel Wikia:

He was born with purple, hide-like skin and a massive body due to his Deviant Syndrome. The very first time his mother laid her eyes on the baby, she was driven mad and tried to kill him.

More from Marvel Wikia:

There exists a genetic predisposition among the Eternals known as Deviant Syndrome. That syndrome is considered a mutation, and those affected mutants and deviants.

It is unknown whether it exists among all Eternals or only those of Titan. An individual afflicted with the Deviant Syndrome more closely resembles the Deviants than the Eternals.

The only known individual afflicted with the Deviant Syndrome is the Titanian Thanos.

So, yes he's a mutant. But no he's not a Mutant.

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    That's from the comics though. The MCU Thanos is different, similarly to how the MCU Titan is different
    – Möoz
    May 10 '18 at 0:25

Thanos is not a titan, his race is called the Eternals.

The Celestials created three races, the Eternal ones, the humans, and the deviants.

The eternal are a race much more powerful than the human race. They were powerful, they had slender bodies, they lived for a long time, they were 'perfect'. Chronos, Zeus and Mentor(Thanos's father) were some of these eternals.

When Zeus took over the government of the Olympus, Mentor was exiled and he went to live on the titan moon.

Thanos is an eternal, son of Mentor.
But it is not a normal eternal, it is an eternal mutated. So Thanos is a Mutant among Eternals. That's why Thanos is so powerful, cause he has the capabilities of an eternal and also to be a mutant has extra capabilities.


He is sort of a mutant among his kind. Thanos is an eternal, all of which have superpowers, he just was more powerful than every other eternal. He was also a scientific genius and sorcerer. Not to mention his own numerous attempts to enhance himself with science and magic, often with great success. When he was resurrected by Death, he was granted even greater power. I say a sort of mutant because eternals are the source of all mutant powers.

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