Who are these Marvel characters in Thanos Annual #1 (2014)...?

My guesses are:

1st row: x

2nd row: Eternity, Infinity

3rd row: x, x, x, x

4th row: Galactus, x, x, Odin, x, x

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    First row: Living Tribunal
    – Politank-Z
    Jun 19, 2018 at 17:52
  • Third row: ?, Master Order, Lord Chaos, ?
    – Politank-Z
    Jun 19, 2018 at 17:55
  • Leftmost and rightmost on the third row are Mistress Love and Sire Hate, respectively. Third character on the bottom looks like Kronos to me.
    – Frelghra
    Jun 19, 2018 at 18:08
  • Is it just me, or does this depiction of Master Order look like an irritated Charles Xavier?
    – eshier
    Jun 19, 2018 at 20:07
  • The colors don't match Kirby's but the head design of the Celestial on the bottom row most closely matches that of the One Above All.
    – Frelghra
    Jun 19, 2018 at 20:28

2 Answers 2


Starting from the bottom and working up:

1st Row, left to right: Galactus, a Celestial, Kronos, Odin, Zeus, The Stranger

2nd row: Mistress Love, Master Order, Lord Chaos, Master Hate

3rd Row: Eternity, Infinity

4th row: Living Tribunal

  • Is the planet not Ego?
    – Recycle
    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:59
  • The picture at this entry is expandable and has most of these characters labeled on it. (Not Kronos or Odin.)
    – eshier
    Jun 20, 2018 at 13:34
  • I don't think so. In this panel, Thanos is basically showing a hierarchy of where he ranks the various beings in terms of power. The planet appears to be just background, and not part of the rankings.
    – Irishpanda
    Jun 20, 2018 at 16:03

I believe that the fireball next to Eternity and Infinity is the Phoenix. Remember it's stated the true form is unknown, it only assumes the shape of a bird to communicate with intelligent life. Also in Marvel comics, the Watcher stated that the Phoenix is 2nd to the Creator (TOAA). In another it states the Dark phoenix is an Omniversal being.

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  • If you have evidence to support your answer, you need to edit it in, not post it separately. And even if Dark Phoenix is cosmically powerful, you should demonstrate that she is represented as a ball of flame elsewhere.
    – DavidW
    May 13, 2022 at 10:38
  • Aside from the fact that I've never seen the Phoenix drawn as a fireball (rather than a firebird) before, another reason I don't believe that fireball was meant to be the Phoenix is that the issue in question (Thanos Annual #1 (2014)) was written by Jim Starlin as a prequel to Infinity War, and while the other characters named repeatedly appeared in Starlin stories such as Infinity War, the Phoenix never did. The Phoenix generally only appeared in X-Men comics around the time of (and prior to) the publication of Infinity War in the early '90s. May 13, 2022 at 14:35

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