Thanos

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Name: Thanos
Occupation: conqueror
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Relationships: Gamora (adopted daughter) Nebula (adopted daughter)
Fandom: Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Other: Played by Josh Brolin imdb page
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Thanos is a character in Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he is the main villain of Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

History

Comics

Films

Thanos's first appearence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in The Avengers (2012). He makes a cameo appearance in the middle of the end credits as Loki's mysterious benefactor, listed in the credits as Man #1.[1][2]

Josh Brolin's first (uncredited) appearance Thanos was in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), where he is introduced as the adoptive father of Gamora and Nebula who trained them to be his personal assassins. Ronan the Accuser, the film's main villain, is tracking down an Infinity Stone for Thanos.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos makes a cameo appearance in the middle of the end credits. Brolin reprises his uncredited role.

Avengers films

He is the main villain of Avengers: Infinity War. His plan to kill half of all life in the universe by amassing the all-powerful Infinity Stones to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos kidnaps Gamora, his adopted daughter, who reveals the location of the Soul Stone to save her captive adopted sister Nebula from torture. The stone can only be retrieved by sacrificing someone he loves, so he kills Gamora. The Avengers team up against him, but Thanos activates the completed Infinity Gauntlet. When he snaps, half of all life across the universe disintegrates.

Characters who were killed include: T'Challa, Groot, Wanda Maximoff, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Mantis, Drax, Peter Quill, Doctor Strange, and Peter Parker, as well as Maria Hill and Nick Fury.

Common Pairings

(the popular pairings for the character and a brief discussion of popularity can go here.)

Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Disintegration Meme

The sad end scene of Avengers: Infinity War, in which Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to disintegrate half of all life in the universe, has been widely memed.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanfic

Fanart

Vids

Other Fanworks

Archives and Communities

Links and Resources

References

  1. Kevin Feige Avengers Spoiler Podcast, Empire Magazine, accessed 2012-05-08.
  2. The Avengers has two post-credit scenes, mystery actor revealed, IFC, 2012-05-02. Accessed 2012-05-02.