|Relationships:||Gamora (adopted daughter) Nebula (adopted daughter)|
|Fandom:||Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|Other:||Played by Josh Brolin imdb page|
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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.
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.
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.
(the popular pairings for the character and a brief discussion of popularity can go here.)
Fanon and Common Tropes in Fanworks
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.
- The end scene from Infinity War, but it's set to Mad World.
- "Mr. Stark I Don't feel so good"
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Links and Resources
- Kevin Feige Avengers Spoiler Podcast, Empire Magazine, accessed 2012-05-08.
- The Avengers has two post-credit scenes, mystery actor revealed, IFC, 2012-05-02. Accessed 2012-05-02.