In Avengers: Endgame, when 2014 Thanos comes to the future and destroys the Avengers HQ, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America decide to confront him.

Did they know this Thanos was not the one they had fought before? No one seems to be surprised he's alive, nor are there any comments about him being from the past.

So, did they know, then, or maybe later, that Thanos had come from the past?

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    Nebula mentions (to War Machine) that present-day Thanos is also hunting for the Stones. So at the very least, he'd know.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 24, 2019 at 19:34

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Given the circumstance, I feel that they might not actually care whether the Thanos they are looking at is the one they faced 5 years ago.

However, to answer your question, I would say yes, they do know that Thanos came from the past.

The first evidence comes from Tony's line when he woke Steve up. Steve asked about what happened, and Tony replied:

You mess with the time, the time messes back. You'll see.

This shows that Tony is aware of the consequences that might come with time-travel.

The second is from Wanda's brief conversation with Thanos just before the duel between those two.

WANDA: You took everything from me.

THANOS: I don't even know who you are.

WANDA: You will.

Wanda definitely knows.

The third evidence is actually pretty obvious: Nebula. Assuming Thanos took quite some time in 2014 to gather his army before Nebula 2014 took him to the future, Nebula 2023 was there. It would be a shame if she doesn't talk about her trip, maybe in a "Boom, you looking for this?" style.

There is more than enough evidence to support the yes in your question, so I'm gonna stop at 3 details that I can quickly remember for now. Maybe they actually talk about Thanos' identity during the battle but offscreen. You never know.


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