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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

In addition to the effects of the super-serum that gave him his abilities, at the time in question Cap is holding Mjolnir. It is well established in the comics and MCU that the wielder of Mjolnir ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Because Thanos is simply stronger than the Hulk. That statement is not made without controversy, but according to the film's writers in a MovieWeb article he didn't even need the stones, Avengers: ...
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

They appear very evenly matched in terms of raw strength, unfortunately for Hulk, strength wasn't the deciding factor in this fight. Hulk lays out Thanos initially, and Thanos isn't able to push him ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

Thanos was presumably trying to be hidden in the background until he was ready to reveal himself so he would face less opposition. Thor seems to twig onto the fact that someone is working in the ...
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Has Thanos ever been defeated?

He has also been defeated by Squirrel Girl (GLX-Mas Special--December 2005), though I doubt that will come up in the movie universe.
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

The Titans of the Marvel Universe, as orginally conceived by Jim Starlin, are of very different power levels, but few (if any) are as powerful as Thanos. Starlin conceived the Titans as an offshoot ...
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What does Thanos mean by this?

When he let Titan die Thanos reveals in the film that he had proposed a plan to save his people by killing off half the population. This process would be entirely random without prejudice between Rich/...
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What's with Thanos' "headquarters"?

It is absolutely impractical to house yourself in a flying throne sitting in the middle of nowhere. The floating throne is likely a cinematic shout out to Thanos and his obsession with the Infinity ...
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

The super soldier serum that was used on Steve doesn't just make him stronger and more resilient but also gives him regenerative powers. Steve Rogers: Dr. Erskine said that... the serum wouldn’t just ...
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Was the name "Thanos" derived from "Thanatos", the name of the Greek god of death?

Yes, "Thanos" is indeed derived from the name "Thanatos", the name of the Freudian concept of death drive (which in turn is named after the Thanatos of myth), according to Vulture: ...
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Why is Thanos so tough at the beginning of "Avengers: Endgame"?

[In Infinity War] We are led to believe that the only reason they are unable to beat Thanos is because Quill loses his cool and because Thanos is wielding all but one of the Infinity Stones No, we're ...
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Has Thanos ever been defeated?

Yes, he has been defeated. In Avengers Assemble #1-8 he returned to earth but the Avengers along with the Guardians of the Galaxy teamed up and beat him. He has also been stopped by Adam Warlock in ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

Here's what my theory is (spoiler alert if you haven't watched Captain Marvel yet): We had Captain Marvel at Earth's defense in '95. Ronan The Accuser already faced her then and fled the battleground....
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How could Thanos survive this attack?

Two things to consider here. First, the Stormbreaker blow, while obviously very powerful, was not an insta-kill for someone as strong as Thanos (who's already powerful with or without Stones). Hence ...
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Why did Thanos choose the mechanism that he did?

I think what happened was that Thanos landed on Knowhere, destroyed the planet and then used the Reality Stone to make it look empty but not destroyed for when the Guardians of the Galaxy came. So ...
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How did Squirrel Girl defeat Thanos?

This occurred in GLX-MAS #1 published in 2005. It was a special holiday issue. The stories included are meant as parodies, and not canon within the main Marvel Universe. Marvel describes the issue as ...
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

In The Incredible Hulk Blonsky is given an incomplete form of the super serum that Captain America took, with it he takes a full body kick from the Hulk that sends him flying into a tree and mangles ...
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Why did Thanos go to Titan?

Thanos went to Titan because he had a rendezvous with the Black Order to collect the Infinity Stones from them. Thanos: There are two more Stones on Earth. Find them, my children, and bring them to ...
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How could Thanos please the Mistress Death by killing half of the lives in universe?

This was explained early on in the story. It was stated there were more people alive than ever died and Mistress Death considered that a ‘cosmic imbalance’. She chose Thanos to fix this. He learned ...
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Why didn't Thanos make a minion get the Soul Stone?

Getting the soul stone is highly personal I mean, there's a reason it's called the soul stone. Further, the sacrifice must be made to get the stone - it says nothing about payment-free transfer. Maybe ...
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How could Thanos survive this attack?

Yet after the snap he was suddenly and completely healed. I challenge this assertion. After the Snap, he still had Stormbreaker in his chest, it falls out when he uses the Space Stone to teleport ...
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Why did Thanos wipe out this race?

I believe Thanos' motivation was to prevent the dwarves from forging a weapon capable of killing him. It appears that I'd say Thanos' fears were correct, given that with Thor's help, Eitri manages to ...
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Is Thanos a Mutant among 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 ...
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

Titans Are Powerful To understand what the Titans are, you need to understand the difference between an Eternal and a Deviant. A race of god-like creatures called the Celestials had a habit of ...
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Why is Thanos so tough at the beginning of "Avengers: Endgame"?

When the Avengers hunt down Thanos at the beginning of Endgame, they weren't going for the kill, at least at first. When they go in, they don't know what Thanos has done with the stones, so they need ...
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Why did Thanos go to Titan?

Why Titan, as opposed to anywhere else? Because of its emotional significance to Thanos. Adding to the answer above, we find Thanos in an especially reflective mood on Titan, taking time out to ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

In The Avengers, Loki isn't dealing with Thanos, he's dealing with The Other. From the script: THE OTHER (V.O.): The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield ...
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Was Thanos involved in the events of Age of Ultron?

It’s possible, but aside from the existence of the post-credits scene, nothing in Avengers: Age of Ultron (or any other movie) suggests it. Before The Avengers, And in Guardians of the Galaxy I ...
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How does Thanos know his plan will work?

During the film, we see that Thanos doesn't plan to kill 50% of the people for the first time once he gets all the Infinity Stones. He's done it many times before, on many planets. Specifically, ...
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