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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 gains the power of Thor. Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Thor, The enchantment placed on Mjolnir. ...


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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: Infinity War has brought up more than a few debates, but screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have now revealed that Thanos would've beat the ...


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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 off - until he's got something to brace against. In a contest of strength between two opponents of approximately equal strength, the winner is going to be the ...


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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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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 background for this purpose. Thor: The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years. It's not a coincidence. Someone has been ...


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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 branch of the Greek Gods, with Thanos' father Mentor being the brother of Zeus. Thanos' brother Eros, who became an Avenger by the name Starfox, is portrayed as ...


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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/Poor, Male/Female, etc. When his plan was rejected, Thanos watched his people suffer and die, making him the last or one of the last members of his people. ...


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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 Gauntlet as depicted in the comics. In the canon Marvel Universe #616 Thanos gathered the Infinity Gems to have sufficient power to impress Death and convince ...


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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 affect my muscles, it would affect my cells. Create a protective system of regeneration and healing. Which means um... I can’t get drunk. Did you know that? ...


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[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 not. The rag-tag assemblage of heroes are just about able to use their combined powers and the element of surprise to pacify Thanos long enough to nearly get ...


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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 Avengers Annual #7 In the Infinity storyline Thanos is trapped in a pocket limbo of stasis by his son (Infinity #6) (On Earth 616) he has been defeated by ...


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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. When Ronan came to serve Thanos, he might've told him about Captain Marvel. So, I think Thanos sent Loki only to fail. Just to scope out the situation to see ...


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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 Thanos' line about how Thor "should have gone for the head". The slight delay between the blow and the resulting death, if not dealt with, allowed Thanos to ...


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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 his body. He's up and about a short time later. Cap with the full serum is more resistant, even if he was hurt his healing factor would mean he wasn't down long.


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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 away, presumably to Titan II. There are a couple of things to note about this image here: The wound is still clearly visible with Stormbreaker in his chest and ...


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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 such: Marvel’s own Milwaukee-based Misfits are back—in their very own, double sized X-mas special! Sure, they survived the GLA mini-series, but can Squirrel ...


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The Mad God Thanos The earliest tales of Thanos are some of the best. Considered one of the greatest creations of the controversial artist-writer, Jim Starlin, Thanos is a mysterious and unknown Eternal, difficult to understand, whose complex machinations and motivations were unfathomable. During the stories with Adam Warlock, Captain Marvel and the ...


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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 forge Stormbreaker, and


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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 when he left, he just removed the illusion that the planet was not destroyed, because in reality he did destroy it. Just to be clear and answer your question ...


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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 wandering around the cosmos, splitting races into their basic, Eternal, and Deviant forms. The reasons they did this have not been adequately explained in a way that ...


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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 a minion couldn't even get the stone. In particular, note Red Skull: A lifetime ago, I too sought the stones. I even held one in my hand. But it cast me ...


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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 its power, ... THE OTHER (V.O.): But our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. ...


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The Avengers 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 to interrogate him. Captain Marvel attacks Thanos with a small blast of energy which he was able to avoid by deflecting it with the gauntlet. After this, the Avengers quickly restrain him, chopping off his hand to ...


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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 think in the post-credits scene, Thanos was just referring to these two schemes and their failure, rather than anything that happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron. ...


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Thanos is a consummate mastermind. Though his physical, mental and metahuman capacities easily rival any being on Marvel's Earth, he is prone to work with proxies when he deems the challenge insufficient to warrant his direct attentions. Earth-616 Marvel's Primary Continuity Thanos is one of the most highly developed of the major Marvel villains in their ...


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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, Gamora was from a world that Thanos conquered, and he killed half the people there. During the events of Infinity War, Thanos tells Gamora that the people who live ...


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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 through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death. From Marvel Wikia: He ...


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TL;DR: It would appear as if Thanos killed all animal life with the snap, which would include sentient and non-sentient creatures. The line in the comics is: My love bade me to extinguish the light of half the universe's populace. Populace would imply every living creature rather than just sentient beings. This can be seen in the page below from ...


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As mentioned in the comments, I believe Thanos didn't kill for the sake of killing - he had a purpose. With that in mind, he only killed because they then Which he would have seen to be a lack of loyalty, hence he killed him - not because they were a threat, but because they lied. Whereas never did such a thing, hence he wasn't killed, despite being ...


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