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Thanos


Art by Jim Starlin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (544x614, 532 KB)Interior art from Thanos #1, released beforehand as a preview. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Iron Man vol. 1, #55
(February 1973)
Created by Jim Starlin
Characteristics
Species Eternal, from Titan
Team
affiliations
Infinity Watch
Secret Defenders
Annihilation Wave
Abilities High intelligence
Master strategist and planner
Superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina and durability
Cosmic energy manipulation,
Matter transmutation
Psionic powers,
Teleportation

Thanos is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. Thanos is a Titanian Eternal, and is often referred to as the Mad Titan. The character's name is a derivation of Thanatos, the god of death in Greek mythology. Thanos was created by Jim Starlin and first appeared in Iron Man vol. 1, #55. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... For the film, see Iron Man (film). ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... The Eternals are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe. ... In the Marvel Universe, Saturns moon Titan is the fictional home of the Titanian Eternals. ... The Infinity Watch is a group of fictional characters in Marvel Comics universe. ... The Defenders was a comic book series about a loosely-organized team of superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics 2006 crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... In the Marvel Universe, Saturns moon Titan is the fictional home of the Titanian Eternals. ... The Eternals are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Look up Thanatos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... For the film, see Iron Man (film). ...

Contents

Publication history

Thanos has had his own self-titled series, which ran for 12 issues from 2003 - 2004.


Fictional character biography

Childhood

Thanos is born on Titan, a moon of the planet Saturn. Due to a genetic quirk Thanos is born with the Deviant gene and as such resembles the Deviants - the Eternals' cousin race - more than his own people. In the Marvel Universe, Saturns moon Titan is the fictional home of the Titanian Eternals. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... The Deviants are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Eternals are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Although treated fairly by his race, Thanos is mindful of his appearance and becomes distant, only keeping company with his brother Eros. Thanos matures to adulthood, and via the use of bionics and mysticism augments his abilities to easily become the most powerful of the Titanian-born Eternals.[1] Starfox (Eros) is a fictional superhero from the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Bitter at being an outsider, Thanos becomes fascinated with nihilism and then embarks on his quest to "please" death, and begins by conducting a nuclear bombardment of Titan that kills millions of his race. Thanos' mother is thought to have died during the bombardment, but years later it is discovered that he kidnaps and then dissects her.[2] He later travels to Earth, and prior to landing his vessel destroys a nearby car to prevent anyone from becoming aware of his existence. Unknown to Thanos, two of the family members in the vehicle survive - the father's spirit is preserved by the Titanian cosmic entity Chronos and is given a new form as Drax the Destroyer while the daughter is found by Thanos' father Mentor and is raised to become Moondragon.[3] This article is about the philosophical position. ... For other uses, see Chronos (disambiguation). ... Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Mentor (Alars) is a fictional character, a member of the Eternals, a race in the Marvel Comics universe who first appeared in Iron Man vol. ... Moondragon is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. ...


The First Thanos War

Many years later, Thanos begins his plan to conquer the galaxy by building a base on Earth and constructing a space vessel in the solar system that acts as a "universal translator" for his huge army of alien mercenaries, so that they can understand each other's language. It is at this time that Mistress Death - drawn by the level of Thanos' obsession and his now considerable power - manifests itself before Thanos, being an abstract entity and the personification of the universal concept of death. Thanos becomes determined to prove his "love" to Death for this sign of affection, and embarks on a quest to find the artifact the Cosmic Cube. It is at this time that Thanos finds himself opposed by the superheroes of Earth, who initially fight Thanos' forces in a rather disjointed fashion: Death is a fictional character, a personification of death in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

Captain Marvel vol. 1, #28. Art by Jim Starlin.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2. Art by Jim Starlin.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2. Art by Jim Starlin.
  • The Avengers destroy the vessel acting as a translator for Thanos' mercenaries.[6]

Thanos eventually locates the Cube,[7] and uses his minions the Super-Skrull and the Controller to try and destroy Captain Marvel, who rallies Eros, Mentor, Drax, Moondragon and the Avengers against Thanos. Thanos uses the Cube and wills it to allow him to be part of - and therefore in control of - everything. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, 1977. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... For the film, see Iron Man (film). ... The Blood Brothers are fictional extraterrestial characters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ... Captain Marvel is the name of several unique fictional Marvel Comics superheros. ... Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... This entry is for the Marvel Comics characters called Black Widow. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Avengers is an elite fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Universe. ... The Super-Skrull (Klrt) is a fictional character who appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Controller is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. ...


Although Thanos is now omnipotent and easily defeats the heroes, he makes the mistake of discarding what he believes to be a now drained Cube. Captain Marvel shatters the Cube, which undoes Thanos' wish. Thanos then discovers that Death has abandoned him as result of this defeat, and retreats.[8] Iron Man later investigates Thanos' old base and together with the Thing battles the Blood Brothers again.[9] For the film, see Iron Man (film). ... thing, see Thing (disambiguation). ...


Thanos journeys into deep space and learns of the Universal Church of Truth, led by the being the Magus, a warped and future version of the hero Adam Warlock. Deciding that the Magus is a threat to his plans, and after finding the child Gamora - whose race has been exterminated by the Church - Thanos raises and trains her to assassinate the Magus. Thanos also joins forces with Adam Warlock, who is unaware of the fact that the Magus is actually the Champion of Life and that Thanos is the Champion of Death. The two eventually battle, and Thanos feigns defeat to allow Adam Warlock time to manipulate the timeline and undo the Magus.[10] It is during this alliance Thanos secretly siphons off the energies of the Soul Gem that Warlock possesses, and after leaving Adam Warlock, Thanos embarks on his next quest to appease Death. The ankh is the symbol of the Universal Church of Truth. ... The Magus is the name of two fictional characters in Marvel Comics universe. ... Adam Warlock, also known as Him, is a fictional character who originated in comic books published by Marvel Comics, which owns all trademarks and copyrights pertaining to the character. ... Gamora is a fictional superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


The Second Thanos War

Thanos combines the energies from the Soul Gem with the energies of the other Infinity Gems to power a weapon that is capable of destroying a star. Thanos then plans to painstakingly snuff out every star in the universe as a gift to Death. Gamora discovers Thanos' intentions and attempts to kill him, but is mortally wounded herself. Adam Warlock's unsuspecting ally Pip the Troll is also killed. The six Infinity Gems The Infinity Gems are six fictional gems that exist in the Marvel Universe. ... Pip the Troll is a fictional character who appears in publications of Marvel Comics. ...


Gamora lives long enough to warn a returning Adam Warlock, who travels to Earth and enlists the aid of the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Moondragon. After attacking and dealing with Thanos' mercenary fleet, most of the Avengers and Moondragon storm Sanctuary I, Thanos' vessel. Thor and Iron Man follow Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel, who confront Thanos directly. Captain Marvel destroys the weapon's launcher, but Thanos then kills an attacking Warlock. Thor holds off Thanos while Iron Man destroys the weapon itself, and an enraged Thanos then defeats the remaining heroes. The cosmic entities Lord Order and Master Chaos intervene, and via a subconscious message draw Spider-Man and the Thing into the battle. Spider-Man frees the fallen heroes, and then makes contact with the Soul Gem, releasing the spirit of Adam Warlock, who then turns Thanos to stone.[11] The Avengers is an elite fictional comic book superhero team in the Marvel Universe. ... Captain Marvel is the name of several unique fictional Marvel Comics superheros. ... Thor (often called The Mighty Thor) is a superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ...


Infinity

Years later, the Silver Surfer witnesses the resurrection of Thanos by Mistress Death, who feels that Death needs a champion once again. A revived Thanos decides to collect the Infinity Gems, which he takes from the In-Betweener and the Elders of the Universe. Thanos then combines the gems on his left glove to create the Infinity Gauntlet, which allows him to exceed the power he once possessed with the Cosmic Cube.[12] This article is about the comic book character. ... The six Infinity Gems The Infinity Gems are six fictional gems that exist in the Marvel Universe. ... In-Betweener is a fictional character, a comic book cosmic being in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Left to right, down from the top: The Runner, The Gardener, The Collector, The Champion and The Grandmaster. ... Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet. ...


Thanos honors Death by erasing half the population of the universe, and then goes on to defeat the entire cosmic hierarchy (e.g., Galactus, the Celestials, Eternity) as Death watches. A group of Earth's superheroes almost defeat an overconfident Thanos, who then loses the Gauntlet to the space pirate Nebula, who claims to be his granddaughter. Nebula then undoes all of Thanos' changes, only to then lose the Gauntlet shortly after to Adam Warlock. It has been suggested that Power Cosmic be merged into this article or section. ... Arishem towers in the distance and judges that a world shall die. ... Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... Nebula is a fictional character, an alien supervillain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Infinity Gauntlet #1 (July 1991).Art by George Perez.
Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Infinity Gauntlet #1 (July 1991).
Art by George Perez.

Thanos realizes that it was his own self-doubt that allowed for his defeat, and when confronted by the superheroes activates a nuclear device in his costume, telling them he prefers death to imprisonment. With no time to deactivate the device, Thor throws his hammer Mjolnir into Thanos, hurling him miles away. Thanos, however, creates a ruse and teleports away just as the device detonates. Only Adam Warlock - in possession of the Infinity Gauntlet - is aware of the deception, and notes that Thanos now has chance to reform.[13] Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet. ... George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... Thor vol. ...


Thanos does reform for a time, and is eventually given the Reality Gem by Adam Warlock to safeguard.[14] At one point Thanos uses the gem to resurrect the hero Captain Marvel, who died during the time that Thanos himself was dead. Thanos seeks forgiveness for his past actions and claims he wished to test the power of the gem. Captain Marvel, however, knowing of Thanos' self-doubts, guesses the truth and suspects that he has been resurrected to try and dissuade Thanos from his real goal: using the gem to make Mistress Death love him.


Thanos confesses and at Captain Marvel's request allows him to return to the afterlife. Thanos then assists Adam Warlock and Earth's superheroes against first the Magus and later the Goddess - the evil and good personas of Warlock, who expunged them to become omnipotent when possessing the Infinity Gauntlet.[15] Soon after helping to defeat the Goddess, Thanos battles the Thunder God Thor, who was driven insane during the war. After stalemating Thor - now empowered with the Power Gem - Thanos manages to imprison him and take Thor to Asgard, home of the Norse Gods. Once in Asgard Thanos battles Thor's father Odin, who eventually overpowers him. It is at this point, however, that Odin discover he is indirectly responsible for Thor's insanity, and aids Thor in curing himself.[16] The Three Wise Men are given the names Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar in this Romanesque mosaic from the Basilica of St Apollinarius in Ravenna, Italy. ... The Goddess was revealed to be the result of Adam Warlock expunging himself of his good and evil sides while he possessed the Infinity Gauntlet. ... For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ...


New Trials

Thanos later discovers via an oracle a new extraterrestrial threat - Tyrant, a failed creation of Galactus. Thanos allies himself with Galactus' former Herald Terrax, the hero Jack of Hearts, a second generation Captain Marvel and Ganymede, a warrior-priestess dedicated to destroying Tyrant. Together they attack Tyrant's base, at which point Thanos abandons the battle and taps into Tyrant's computers to learn of his origin. Stealing an orb containing power drained from Galactus' Herald Morg by Tyrant, Thanos confronts the entity and dares Tyrant to stop him. The battle allows Thanos' allies to escape and destroys much of Tyrant's base, at which point Thanos teleports away to safety. Tyrant is then confronted by Galactus, who negotiates the terms of a truce (including the release of other prisoners the Silver Surfer, Gladiator and Beta Ray Bill) and later orchestrates Tyrant's destruction.[17] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Terrax the Tamer is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Captain Marvel is the name of several unique fictional Marvel Comics superheros. ... Ganymede is a fictional character and a superhero from the Marvel Universe Ganymede is the last surviving member of a race of warrior women known as Spinsters who existed for the sole purpose of destoying the cosmic being known as Tyrant. ... Morg is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article is about the comic book character. ... The Imperial Guard is a team of fictional super-powered alien warriors in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...

Thanos and Mangog storms Asgard in Thor vol. 2 #21. Art by John Romita Jr.
Thanos and Mangog storms Asgard in Thor vol. 2 #21. Art by John Romita Jr.

Soon after this Thanos recovers his vessel Sanctuary II from the android Quasimodo, and saves the Silver Surfer and Spider-Man in the process.[18] Some years later Thanos is revealed to be trapped in an alternate dimension. He employs the aid of the brother of Ka-Zar, Parnival Plunder, to try and escape, but finds that nearly unlimited power is in the dimension itself.[19] A year later Thanos is still trapped, and attempts to use the Hulk as a physical link back to the Earth 616 universe, but is stopped by the Hulk and the mutant X-Man.[20] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Asgard is a fictional dimension in the Marvel Comics universe based on the Asgard of Norse mythology and is home to six different races. ... John Romita, Jr. ... Quasimodo (Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organism) is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. ... Ka-Zar (pronounced KAY-sar) is the name of three jungle-dwelling fictional characters. ... Looting (which derives via the Hindi lut from Sanskrit lunt, to rob), sacking, plundering, or pillaging is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe or riot, such as during war [1], natural disaster [2], or rioting [3]. The... “The Incredible Hulk” redirects here. ... In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place. ... For members of the Marvel Comics superhero team, see X-Men. ...


Thanos reappears two years later, having apparently escaped the alternate dimension. He now seeks the Chalice of Ruins, Map of All-Ending and Illumination Stone, which when united will enable the user to destroy the universe. Thanos enlists the aid of the Asgardian monster Mangog and the traitor Tarakis, and storms Asgard and ravages entire worlds hunting for the artifacts. After several pursuits and bloody battles, the Thunder God Thor defeats Mangog while his ally Firelord defeats Tarakis. Just as Thanos unites the items and realizes his goal, Thor dons specially-made Asgardian armor which allows him to match Thanos' new power levels and beats the Titan senseless, who appears to have been humbled for good.[21] Mangog is an immeasurably powerful being who has fought Thor and other Marvel Comics characters. ... Thors battle against the giants, by Mårten Eskil Winge, 1872 Thor (Old Norse: Þórr) is the red-haired and bearded god of thunder and war in Norse Mythology and more generally Germanic mythology (Old English: Þunor, Old Dutch and Old High German: Donar, from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz). ... Firelord is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


Ironically, Thanos later requires the aid of Thor and Genis (Captain Marvel's son) against the death god Walker, who attempts to woo Mistress Death and then destroy the entity after being rejected. Thanos and the heroes are successful, and it is revealed at this time that Thanos' retaking of his vessel and previous encounters with Ka-Zar and Thor were planned and served as useful preparation for the battle against Walker.[22] Thanos then devises a plan to become the All-Father of a new race of Gods created by himself. Thanos, however, finds himself opposed by the Avengers, former member Mantis and her son Quoi, apparently destined to be the Celestial Messiah. Thanos abandons this plan after having to unite with Mistress Death to destroy the Rot, an aberration in deep space that is apparently their offspring.[23] Mantis as seen in Justice League Unlimited Mantis is a character created by Jack Kirby from Jack Kirbys Fourth World series in DC Comics. ...


Soon afterwards it is revealed that many years ago Thanos conducted extensive research on genetics, and after studying many of the universe's heroes and villains cloned them and gene-spliced his own DNA into the subjects. Thanos later abandons the project, unaware that five clones survive, being versions of Professor X, Iron Man, Gladiator, Dr. Strange and Galactus respectively. A sixth and unnamed version of Thanos also appears, and it is revealed that many of Thanos' recent encounters with Earth's superheroes (e.g., Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Ka-Zar and Thor) were simply clones impersonating him. The true Thanos, however, returns and with the aid of Adam Warlock, Gamora, Pip the Troll, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Dr. Strange destroys them all.[24] Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ... The Imperial Guard is a team of fictional super-powered alien warriors in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Doctor Strange is a sorcerer, featured in Marvel Comics. ...


Recent Challenges

A repentant Thanos apparently survives and is accompanied by Adam Warlock to New Rigel-3, where Thanos uses his power to atone for previous acts committed against the Rigelians. The grateful Rigelians ask Thanos to assist with a problem on Rigel-18, which is revealed to be Galactus. Galactus is attempting to unite and use the Infinity Gems to stop his need to devour planets. Galactus, however, is being manipulated by an inter-dimensional parasite called Hunger, who tricks Galactus into creating a machine - requiring the power of Infinity Gems - that allows Hunger access into the Earth-616 universe. With assistance from Moondragon and Pip the Troll, Thanos discovers the truth and attempts to stop Galactus but is easily outmatched. Hunger emerges just as Thanos closes the portal the machine has created, and as Galactus battles the entity, Thanos forces Rigel-18 to collide with another planet and also detonates a large nuclear arsenal at the point of impact. Galactus survives the explosion and Hunger is believed destroyed, although a tiny remnant of Hunger apparently survives by attaching itself to Galactus and then fleeing. Galactus is not grateful - and warns Thanos about the consequences of meddling in his affairs.[25] In the fictional Marvel Universe, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place. ...


Thanos then visits the Kyln, an inter-galactic prison on the edge of the universe. It is here that Thanos meets the chaos mite Skreet, who chooses to accompany him, and the Fallen One, the very first Herald of Galactus. The Fallen One attempts to find and destroy Galactus, but Galactus simply teleports him back to Thanos. Thanos defeats the Fallen One, and after mind wiping him employs the cosmic entity as his own personal Herald.[26] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Fallen One is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


Annihilation

Thanos with Mistress Death in Annihilation #6 (2007).
Art by Andrea Di Vito.

Thanos recently aligned himself with the villain Annihilus, who is employing the Annihilation Wave to decimate the universe. Thanos does so as he is "curious to see how a radical tilt in the universal balance would play out." Thanos also convinces Tenebrous and Aegis - two of Galactus' recently freed brethren - to defeat the World Devourer. Annihilus desires the secret of the Power Cosmic and asks Thanos to study Galactus, but once Thanos learns of Annihilus' true goal (to use the Power Cosmic to destroy all life and remain the sole survivor) he decides to free Galactus. Image File history File links Thanosdeath. ... Image File history File links Thanosdeath. ... Death is a fictional character, a personification of death in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Andrea Di Vito is a comic book artist. ... Annihilus, sometimes called the Living Death That Walks, is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Annihilation is a Marvel Comics crossover event highlighting several relatively under-used outer space-related characters of the Marvel Universe. ...


Drax the Destroyer, however, appears and kills Thanos before he can do so.[27]During a climactic battle with Annihilus, the hero Nova is near death and sees Thanos - now standing with Mistress Death as her apparent consort - observing him.[28] Nova, (Richard Rider), is a fictional superhero from Marvel Comics. ...


Powers and abilities

Thanos possesses a wide range of abilities, some of which are common to the Titanian Eternals, and others that have been acquired through bionic amplification, mysticism and augmentation by Death itself. In addition to high-levels of superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, Thanos is capable of matter manipulation, energy projection, telekinesis, and telepathy. Thanos is also capable of temporarily increasing his powers by absorbing energy from an unknown source. This was most evident when Thanos fights a more powerful doppleganger created by the Magus. [29] and the All-Father Odin. [30] Death is a fictional character, a personification of death in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Doppleganger (sic) is episode Five, of the First season, of Alias (TV series), created by J. J. Abrams, and starring Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a CIA double agent. ... Odin is a fictional character and that appears in the Marvel Universe and is based on the being of the same name from Norse mythology. ...


Thanos also possesses a superhuman intellect that is almost obsessively dedicated to the annihilation of life and the mastery of any technology or mysticism that will enable him to achieve this goal. Thanos is a superb tactician and is well-versed in many areas of arcane lore. He possesses technology that allows him to time-travel and travel through alternate dimensions, and teleport over vast distances. Thanos also trained his adopted daughter Gamora to become one of the universe's most adept and feared female assassins. Gamora is a fictional superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Even though Thanos typically prefers to avoid physical confrontation, preferring to outwit his enemies, he is a formidable combatant. He is particularly adept in using a combination of his physical and energy-manipulating abilities in combat situations.


Other versions

Ultimate Thanos from UFF #35.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ultimate Fantastic Four is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel Universe characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ...

Ultimate Thanos

The Ultimate version of Thanos is the ruler of Acheron, a vast empire consisting of thousands of worlds that exists on another plane of existence. He has two sons: Gallowglass - whose body is composed of star matter - and Ronan the Accuser, a principal figure in the Kree Empire in the Earth-616 universe. [1] The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover of Ultimates (v2) #12. ... Ronan the Accuser is a Marvel Comics alien primarily used as a supervillain, although he has been depicted as an anti-hero in subsequent story lines. ...


Marvel Zombies

Robert Kirkman has stated that Thanos will be appearing in a sequel to the Marvel Zombies miniseries. Robert Kirkman is a American comic book writer. ... Marvel Zombies is a comic book miniseries, published by Marvel Comics. ...


Alternative Dimension

The hero Genis encounters a version of Thanos resembling Adam Warlock in an alternative dimension. [31]


Amalgam

In the Amalgam Comics universe, Thanos is melded with Darkseid to create Thanoseid. Amalgam Comics was a metafictional American comic book publisher, and part of a collaboration between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters to create new ones (e. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Thanoseid is an Amalgam Comics supervillain. ...


The End

Main article: Marvel: The End

Sometime later Thanos finds and uses the artifact the Heart of the Universe to stop an alien pharaoh called Akhenaten who conquers Earth. The artifact makes Thanos a part of everything, and able to absorb the entire universe - even the cosmic entities Eternity, Infinity and the Living Tribunal. With his newfound omnipotence, Thanos discovers that the constant resurrection of beings has caused an impurity in the old universe that only he can fix. Thanos then restarts the universe and sacrifices himself to fix the flaw.[32] Marvel: The End is a six issue comic book miniseries written by Jim Starlin and published by Marvel Comics. ... The Heart of the Universe is the most powerful object in the entire Marvel Comics Universe. ... Pharaoh was the ancient Egyptian name for the office of kingship. ... For other uses, see Akhenaten (disambiguation). ... Infinity is one of the fictional cosmic entities in Marvel Comics universe. ... The Living Tribunal is a fictional cosmic entity that appears in the Marvel Universe. ...


Earth X

In the Earth X universe, Thanos occupies the realm of the dead with Death. Earth X Hardcover (2005), written by Jim Krueger cover by Alex Ross This article is about the Marvel Comics miniseries Earth X and its sequels. ...


In other media

Television

Thanos appears in various episodes of the Silver Surfer animated series on the FOX Network. The Silver Surfer was an animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero which aired on Fox in 1998. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ...


Video games

Thanos makes a small cameo appearance in the game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Marvel Super Heroes - War of the Gems is the title of a side-scrolling video game based on the events of Marvel Comics series, Infinity Gauntlet. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Marvel Super Heroes is a fighting game developed by Capcom. ...


Toys

  • In 1994, Toy Biz released a Thanos action figure in their line of toys for the Fantastic Four Animated Series.
  • In 2005, Diamond Select Toys released a Thanos action figure for the Marvel Select toyline.
  • In 2007, Hasbro released a Thanos figure in the Marvel edition of the Heroscape board game.

Toy Biz logo. ... For other uses, see Fantastic Four (disambiguation). ... The Silver Surfer from the animated series. ... Adam Warlock, also known as Him, is a fictional character who originated in comic books published by Marvel Comics, which owns all trademarks and copyrights pertaining to the character. ... Marvel Select is a line of action figures based on heroes from the Marvel Universe. ... Heroscape (sometimes HeroScape) is an expandable turn-based miniature wargaming system manufactured by Milton Bradley Company, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Avengers vol. 1, Annual #7
  2. ^ Silver Surfer vol. 3, #67
  3. ^ Iron Man vol. 1, #55
  4. ^ Iron Man vol. 1, #55
  5. ^ Daredevil vol. 1, #107
  6. ^ Avengers vol. 1, #125
  7. ^ Thanos is seen hunting for the Cube in Daredevil vol. 1, #107 and locates it in Captain Marvel vol. 1, #28
  8. ^ Captain Marvel vol. 1, #25 - 33
  9. ^ Marvel Feature #12
  10. ^ Strange Tales vol. 1, #178 - 181 + Warlock #9 -11
  11. ^ Avengers Annual #7 + Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2
  12. ^ The Thanos Quest #1 - 2 (1990)
  13. ^ The Infinity Gauntlet #1 - 6 (1990)
  14. ^ The Infinity Watch #2 (1991)
  15. ^ The Infinity War #1 - 6 (1992) + The Infinity Crusade #1 - 6
  16. ^ Thor vol. 1, #470; Silver Surfer vol. 3, #88; Warlock Chronicles #8; Warlock and the Infinity Watch vol. 1, #25 and Thor vol. 1, #471
  17. ^ Cosmic Powers #1 - 6 (1994)
  18. ^ Spider-man Team-Up #2 (1996)
  19. ^ Ka-Zar vol. 2, #4 - 10 + Annual 1997
  20. ^ X-man and Hulk Annual 1998
  21. ^ Thor vol. 2, #21 - 25 + Thor Annual 2000
  22. ^ Captain Marvel vol. 2, #17 - 19
  23. ^ Avengers: Celestial Quest #1 - 8 (2001 - 2002)
  24. ^ The Infinity Abyss # 1 - 6 (2002)
  25. ^ Thanos #1 - 6 (2003 - 2004)
  26. ^ Thanos #7 - 12 (2004)
  27. ^ Annihilation #4 (2006)
  28. ^ Annihilation #6 (2007)
  29. ^ Infinity War #6 (1992)
  30. ^ Thor vol. 1, #470; Silver Surfer vol. 3, #88; Warlock Chronicles #8; Warlock and the Infinity Watch vol. 1, #25 and Thor vol. 1, #471
  31. ^ Captain Marvel v3.11
  32. ^ Marvel: The End #1 - 6 (2004)
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Thanos (3114 words)
History: Thanos was one of the last sons of Alars, progenitor of the second colony of Eternals of Titan, and Sui-San, the last survivor of the original settlement of Eternals on Titan.
Thanos attempted to trick the Hulk into becoming a vessel for Thanos' mind, and was overheard at another Ley-line nexus by the hero Nathan Grey, also known as the X-Man.
Thanos revealed that Marlo had been the physical refuge of the embodiment of Death and as such, was the target of a death god known as the Walker.
Marvel.com message boards :: View topic - Thanos vs Darkseid (866 words)
Darksied is the original, Thanos was admittedly inspired by Darksied.
An acknowledgement (of sorts) to this was made in the Marvel vs DC crossover when Darksied makes a comment to Thanos when he says "....you pale imitation of me...." there was a little truth to that.
I'm going to go with Thanos on this, only because he's a fighter, while Darkseid, who has always struck as someone who would rather have someone do his dirty work, would be rusty in physical combat.
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