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In film Avengers: Infinity War we see that all members of the Black Order

are dead when Thanos snaps his fingers. But we can assume that it is possible for them to also randomly disappear after snap if they were still live.

If so - why are they helping him? When Thanos

snaps his fingers he could also be randomly chosen to die, but he has the Infinity Gauntlet, he can resurrect himself after that. The members of the Black Order couldn't.

Does Thanos ensure that the Black Order will be omitted by his actions or are they rather fanatically devoted to Thanos's mission and also take the option that they disappear? Why somebody knowing Thanos plan and his random killing procedure still want to serve him. What're the benefits?

Do we know any motivation of that devotion in comics?

P.S. It's not question about who decides which half od universe will die but why people who know this plan and also can be effected by this plan, still want to serve Thanos.

  • I'm not entirely convinced the answer isn't just "because Thanos has some control over the ones who die" but it should be sufficiently different now. – TheLethalCarrot Oct 19 '18 at 10:41
  • Mhm. And because of that I wrote: "Does Thanos ensure that the Black Order will be omitted by his actions or are they rather fanatically devoted to Thanos's mission and also take the option that they disappear?" – Kamil Jędryczek Oct 19 '18 at 10:55
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    They're willing to fight (and die) for him. What makes you think they wouldn't be willing to accept 50/50 odds that his plan would kill them? – Valorum Oct 19 '18 at 11:46
  • Because maybe this is the motivation - I will fight for You because You swear that I will not be affected by a snap. It's a huge difference between decision that You fighting and assume that You can die during battle, and why You are fighting for. – Kamil Jędryczek Oct 19 '18 at 11:58
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    And at the risk of answering prematurely, “Why somebody knowing Thanos plan and his random killing procedure still want to serve him. What're the benefits?” — one assumes they believe in the plan. Right at the start of the movie, Ebony Maw tells the dying Asgardians how lucky they are to be giving their lives to a worthy cause. There’s a good chance that Thanos himself was happy to be part of the selection process, so the Black Order could have felt the same. – Paul D. Waite Oct 19 '18 at 14:18

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