Thanos, also known as the Dark Lord and the Mad Titan, was an eternal who ruled a distant region of space known as the Sanctuary and the adoptive father of Gamora and Nebula after he destroyed their planets as well as his more faithful and devoted children, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, and Cull Obsidian, who became the Black Order. After his homeworld, Titan, fell to a catastrophic event (over-population) his greatest wish became to gather the six Infinity Stones (Reality, Soul, Mind, Time, Space, and Power) so that he can wipe out fifty percent of all life and rule the entire universe and appease his love interest Death. He also made bargains with Loki and Ronan the Accuser and orchestrated the Battle of New York, and the Battle of Xandar. Unfortunately, he also inadvertently created some of his greatest foes, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, which also cost him the loyalty of his daughters and some of his army he once was forced to help the Avengers defeat Onslaught before he destroyed the world whilst abandoning his armor for more practical clothing.
Until finally, he acquired the Power Stone on Xandar, the Space Stone from Loki after crushing the Tesseract whilst attacking the Statesman with his ship, Sanctuary II, and the Black Order, the Reality Stone, having solidified the Aether, from the Collector's museum on Knowhere, the Soul Stone on Vormir, the Time Stone in the Eye of Agamotto from Doctor Strange, and taking the Mind Stone from Vision, and finally completing the Infinity Gauntlet and granting him incredible power. He proclaimed he would first destroy Earth as a show of dominance before conquering the universe and unleashed his Chituri and Outrider forces on New York City London and Wakanda supervised by his children, but the heroes of Earth, Iron Man, the Winter Soldier, Captain America, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Black Widow, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Nick Fury, Quake, Hawkeye, Falcon, War Machine, Okoye, Phil Coulson, Wolverine, Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Ant-Man, Korg Mike, Jessica Bones, Baku, Wong, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, and the Guardians of the Galaxy teamed up to stop the Mad Titan. They fought bravely, but were overrun by their superior numbers and strength and were chained and brought before him. He declared they'd put on a good show and said half of humanity will still be alive and was about to destroy them with a snap of his fingers. When suddenly, Magneto, Garokk, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Toad, Avalanche, Vanisher, Mesmero, Destiny, Conquistor, Mystique, and Living Pharaoh, under the command of none other then Nebula, arrived to help, allowing them to escape and Thor and Hulk attacked Thanos, though he pushed them back with ease and he stood up claiming that was a huge mistake. Iron Man knew they're only chance of stopping the Mad Titan was to get the glove off him, so while the Winter Soldier, Falcon, War Machine, Korg Mike, and the defenders helped in the fighting, the others confronted Thanos, but after a heated battle subdued them, he claimed they had doomed themselves and the world when Shuri jumped on the Titan, giving Black Panther and Spider-Man a chance to get the Infinity Gauntlet, much to his shock allowing Strange and Vision to regain their powers, but Thanos was still too strong for them. The High Evolutionary revealed the only way to destroy Thanos was for some one to push him in to Earth's fiery molten core. Gamora volunteered stating she had a debt to settle, but Thor declared he should do it for Midgard was now his peoples home so while the others kept him distracted Loki and the Other made a tunnel to Earth's core just as the Black Order was beaten. But when Thor was about to attack, the Hulk punched him aside and pushed Thanos through and changed back into Bruce Banner. Thor jumped after him, but Banner declared this was his choice as he'd made peace with his demons and saving the universe was a added bonus and Thor reluctantly agreed. The two old rivals and friends then said goodbye before Bruce and the Mad Titan were incarnated in the magma which then shot up as Thanos finally meet his destruction, ending his reign of terror forever and allowing him to experience the one thing he'd always loved, death. Following Bruce and Thanos' demises, the Black Order and his armies retreated and the Infinity Stones were returned to their resting places. The heroes and villains alike then gathered raising a statue to remember and honor Bruce Banner as a true hero and his sacrifice which made the universe a better place for them and all that exists.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Superhuman Strength: Thanos possesses vast superhuman strength the full limits of which aren't known. Death has increased his strength beyond their original limits to levels rivaling or surpassing those of the physically strongest Eternals.
- Nigh Invulnerability: Before his death, Thanos possessed an impressive degree of resistance to physical injury, even compared to other Eternals. After his resurrection, Death increased his ability to resist injury to a much greater degree and he is nigh invulnerable.
- Immortality: Thanos, like all Eternals, is immortal in the sense that he is immune to all known diseases and infections and is immune to the effects of aging. Thanos was formerly banned by Death itself from entering its realm, rendering him truly immortal. No matter the severity of any injury, Thanos was unable to die and completely recovered. This ban has since been lifted.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Despite his extraordinary durability, it is possible to injure Thanos. Like all Eternals, however, Thanos is capable of regenerating damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than a human being. His healing powers aren't as developed as those of some Eternals. Some Eternals are capable of regenerating any destroyed tissue. Given the circumstances of his latest death, Thanos is unable to regenerate missing organs.