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Refers to the mutant Eternal supervillian with the Deviant gene featured in Marvel Comics Universe. He is known for his worship of Mistress Death. Use with the [marvel] tag and any relevant works tags.

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Why is Thanos called the "Genghis Khan of the MCU?"

I have heard Thanos referred to as the Genghis Khan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Joe Russo. Why is he called that, though?
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How old was Thanos at the start of Endgame?

I am obviously talking about Avengers: Infinity War Thanos, who died in the beginning of Avengers: Endgame. How old was he when he died? I am seeing all over the internet that he was thousands of ...
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Why does Thanos end up inside the Soul Stone?

In Avengers: Infinity War, after Thanos apparently escapes Thor's Stormbreaker axe by snapping his finger, why does he end up inside the Soul Stone? What exactly does the Soul Stone moment mean? Is it ...
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Was the name "Thanos" derived from "Thanatos", the name of the Greek god of death?

This is intended to be an out-of-universe question I recently learned of Thanatos the Greek god of death, and I could not help but notice how similar the name Thanos is to the name Thanatos. This got ...
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Why did Thanos go to Titan?

During Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos stops at his home planet Titan, before going to Wakanda. Why did he need to go there? Why not go to Wakanda, where the fight was happening?
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Could Thanos have created more resources rather than kill half of the population? MCU [duplicate]

How powerful are the Infinity Stones when they are all combined in the Infinity Gauntlet? Thanos states that he wants to kill half of the population in order to ensure that there are enough resources ...
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How could Thanos please the Mistress Death by killing half of the lives in universe?

Why would Thanos' killing half of the life in the universe please Mistress Death? I mean, all men are doomed to die when their lifetime comes to an end. Mistress Death could just wait and watch; the ...
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What are Thanos's motivations for destroying the Infinity Stones?

Concerning his motivation to destroy the stones, Thanos stated that: The universe required correction. After that, the stones served no purpose beyond temptation. I am wondering who is being tempted ...
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How did Thanos know the Tesseract would be with Loki on the Asgardian ship?

I'm re-watching Avengers: Infinity War and I found it a bit odd that Thanos of all places looked for the Space Stone on the Asgardian ship. He was obviously told it was there, but who told him? Even ...
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Has Thanos ever fought against Malekith The Accursed?

Has Thanos ever fought against Malekith in Marvel Comics? And if so, then who won?
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If lack of resources was the true motivation for MCU Thanos' mission, why didn't he just use the Infinity Gauntlet to make more? [duplicate]

Going completely off​ the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thanos motivation here, which is different, canonically, from that of comic book Thanos; the latter sought out the death of multiple trillions of ...
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How does Thanos know how to use the Infinity Stones he only just acquired?

This a question about how he knows how to use each of them and one in particular, the Time Stone. I say the Time Stone, because this is the only Stone we are really given any information on how hard ...
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Did Thanos survive the Titan battle because he is a very powerful being?

Question: Did Thanos survive the Titan battle because he is a very powerful being? Or was it because he had help from the infinity stones? To be more exact, I was just curious as to how Thanos ...
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How could Thanos survive this attack?

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thor delivered a mortal chest wound to Thanos with Stormbreaker. Thanos survived long enough to 'make the Snap', ending half of all life in the universe before he ...
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Are Thanos and Adam Warlock friends?

At times, Thanos and Warlock fight or have small disagreements (like those times when they have killed each other) and sometimes they team up. At one point, Adam says he trusts Thanos most to protect ...
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How is King Thanos so strong in "Thanos Wins"?

In the comic book arc Thanos Wins, you see Thanos defeating the Living Tribunal, Infinity and he says he killed all life. That would include abstracts, Franklin Richards and whatnot, all without ...
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Does Thanos have the same powers in the MCU as he does in the comics?

In the comics, Thanos has powers like energy manipulation, telepathy, flight and magic. In the MCU he is never seen using or having powers without the stones. Does he have these powers but not use ...
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Why didn't anyone place Mjolnir on top of Thanos in Endgame?

When Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man were fighting Thanos, it seems like one of the simplest ways to defeat him would have been to pin him with Mjolnir and then kill him with Stormbreaker. Of ...
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How did this affect Thanos and Hulk differently?

In Avengers: Endgame, when Hulk wore all the Infinity Stones he was instantly getting major injury before he even snapped just by putting on the gauntlet. Whereas Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War was ...
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Is Thanos more powerful in Endgame than he was in Infinity War?

In Endgame, the Thanos who comes from past to present seems more powerful. He's able to tackle Iron Man (with a more advanced suit), Captain America, and Thor (with Mjonir and Stormbreaker) very ...
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos can so we know that his punches are lethally powerful. However at the near end of that movie, when Why doesn't Cap's face become a mess or have any crack in his ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

In The Avengers, the main plot is that Loki is trying to conquer Earth on behalf of Thanos so that the latter can get hold of the Tesseract and put his "restore the balance" plan in motion. But in ...
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Why is Thanos so tough at the beginning of "Avengers: Endgame"?

In the 2018 battle in Avengers: Infinity War where Thanos acquires the Time Stone, we have Thanos vs. Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Nebula, Spider-Man and Mantis. We are led to believe that ...
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Is Thanos' desire to destroy half of the Universe true to the comic books?

Is Thanos' destruction of half of everyone in the Universe based on any comic book issue or is this a new idea in the Infinity War movie? This question seems to imply yes. It was elegantly presented ...
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In the comics did Thanos "kill" just sentient beings or all creatures with the snap?

In the trailer for Avengers: Endgame Black Widow states that: Thanos did what he planned to do, killed half of all living creatures in the universe. Now that line suggests that this was not just ...
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Was Thanos immune to the annihilation wave? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War Thanos was building the Infinity Gauntlet to annihilate half of the living beings. Was he immune to the annihilation, or unleashing it was for Thanos like pulling the ...
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Is Thanos immortal? [closed]

I don’t think I have seen or read anything implying Thanos couldn’t be killed, which begs the question: Why didn’t Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Star Lord, Mantis and Nebula simply kill Thanos ...
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Thanos' Second Gauntlet [duplicate]

So at the end of Age of Ultron, during the post credit scene, we see Thanos grab a gauntlet (not sure from where) and says "Fine, I'll do it myself" or something like that, he puts on the gauntlet, ...
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Why is MCU Thanos inferior to his 616 counterpart? [closed]

In Thanos: Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos was extremely powerful with the Infinity Gauntlet, and would no way get severely injured by Thor's stormbreaker. With the IG, he knew what moves people would make ...
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How did Thanos travel from place to place?

In Avengers: Infinity War Thanos was able to travel through what looked like some sort of worm hole or portal. What allowed him to do this? And what is the mechanism ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Being that Hulk gets stronger when he gets angrier, how was Thanos able to knock Hulk out with such ease and why did Hulk not get more angry and increase his strength when fighting Thanos? From what I ...
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Why is the Black Order so devoted to Thanos, even if they can also be randomly killed?

In film Avengers: Infinity War we see that all members of the Black Order If so - why are they helping him? When Thanos Does Thanos ensure that the Black Order will be omitted by his actions or are ...
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What beings are included in Thanos' culling? [duplicate]

I've seen a few threads on whether or not Thanos would have been able to defeat Dormammu in single combat. It seems to be mostly speculation, but it got me thinking. Did Dormammu have a 50/50 chance ...
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Thanos halving the universe's population makes no sense regarding population growth [duplicate]

They changed Thanos' motivation for killing half the universe's population in the movies. In the comics, he did it to impress Mistress Death. In the movie, his reasoning was to reduce overpopulation ...
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Why did Thanos slaughter half of this population at the start of Avengers: Infinity War?

Why did Thanos slaughter half the population of the at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War? I understand that he believes half the population of the universe needs to be sacrificed in order to ...
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Could Thanos have inadvertently 'snapped' himself out of existence? [duplicate]

Given the power of the unified Infinity Stones, had Thanos decreed half the universe out of existence without specifying himself as an exclusion? Could he have accidentally wiped himself out? The ...
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In Infinity War, what is the fighting technique used by Thanos during the fight with the Hulk?

In the beginning of "Avengers: Infinity War", Thanos and the Hulk had a very intense fight: While the Hulk fights like he's brawling in the street, Thanos is more ...
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Would Thanos have been able to retrieve the Time Stone if Dr. Strange had given it to Dormammu? [closed]

If Dr. Strange had given the Time Stone to Dormammu before he fought Thanos in Infinity War, would Thanos have enough power via the five other Infinity Stones to defeat Dormammu and retrieve the Time ...
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Why didn't Thanos make a minion get the Soul Stone?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos pays a pretty high price to obtain the Soul Stone. However, it's been shown that he's okay with sending minions to collect Infinity Stones, who later hand them over ...
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

In Guardians of the Galaxy we learn that only someone with great power can touch an Infinity Stone, yet we see Thanos pick them up with no issue. Even without the stones, Thanos is shown to be ...
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Is there an alternate reality/universe female version of Thanos?

I recently came across some Thanos fan-art depicting the mad-Titan as a female (image below). This got me thinking, is there an alternate version of Thanos who is female?
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What does Thanos mean by this?

When Thanos and Gamora are in Vormir, Thanos says this to Gamora: What does he mean by that? Specifically:
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How does Thanos know what size slot is needed to hold each Infinity Stone?

As we see in Avengers: Infinity War, not only does Thanos have the gauntlet but However... how did he know what was needed to house the stones? I am not too bothered by "a mystical item forged by ...
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Is Thanos a Mutant among Titans?

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 ...
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How does Thanos know his plan will work?

How can Thanos be sure that will undoubtedly rejuvenate the remaining life and that the finite resources in the universe will be sufficient for the remainder of sentient life? If he knows for ...
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Why did Thanos choose the mechanism that he did?

Thanos' stated motivation in Avengers: Infinity War is to solve the problems of scarcity and overpopulation, by which he needs all of the Infinity Stones to do. However, the Reality Gem allows him to ...
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Is Thanos a galactic, universal, or multi-universal threat?

Thanos is big in terms of the way he is feared. I want to know if he is part of only the galaxy. For example, the heroes known as "The Guardians of the Galaxy" are so named because they protect only ...
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Does this organization still exist?

In Infinity War, it is briefly mentioned that Thanos Do still exist? If so, in what capacity?
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Why did Thanos wipe out this race?

Eitri states that Thanos Knowing Thanos' fixation with
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Why didn't Thanos kill this character?

In Avengers: Infinity War, when Thanos he then leaves Why?