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Thanos

supervillain appearing in Marvel Comics publications and related media
I am incapable of error. … There is nothing I need to worry on, for I am Thanos.
And Thanos is supreme.

Thanos is a fictional character that appears in Marvel Comics publications. The character's name is a derivation of Thanatos, the personification of death and mortality in Greek mythology. Thanos first appears in Iron Man #55 (vol. 1, Feb. 1973) and was created by Jim Starlin.

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QuotesEdit

 
Who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death's consort?

ComicsEdit

 
The Universe will now be set right. Made over to fit my unique view of what should be. Let Nihilism reign supreme!
 
I, whose entire life was dedicated to the pursuit of power, now find myself scraping out a living from the soil. Irony worthy of the drama.

The Thanos Quest (1990)Edit

Written by Jim Starlin
  • My name is Thanos, and my name means Immortality.
    • Book 1
  • Who would have thought that becoming God would be such a hollow victory.
    • Book 2

The Infinity Gauntlet (1991)Edit

Written by Jim Starlin
  • I now hold omnipotence. What should I do with such almighty power? The answer to that is actually quite simple: Anything I want.
    Anything. I am incapable of error. Any result that displeases me I can simply reverse. There is nothing I need to worry on, for I am Thanos. And Thanos is supreme. Supreme.
    • To Mephisto, who has been flattering him, and declaring him to be God, and asking how he might serve him, in Issue 1 : God
  • Am I not Thanos?! Did I not butcher the woman who gave me birth, who force-fed me into this hell called life?!
    Is not the wake of my passing crimson with the blood of my enemies and allies alike?!
    Death is with me every second of the day! My every moment is spent in either dealing out death or worshipping it! So tell me, who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death's consort?
    • To Mephisto, as he continues to be spurned by Death, in Issue 1 : God
  • The Universe will now be set right. Made over to fit my unique view of what should be. Let Nihilism reign supreme!
    • Issue 2 : From Bad to Worse
  • I would prefer death to imprisonment! Pride: my one fatal flaw.
    • To the gathered heroes, as he fakes his own death after losing the Infinity Gauntlet to Adam Warlock, in Issue 6 : The Final Confrontation
  • I should have known I couldn't fool you.
    • To Adam Warlock, who comes to visit him in his hiding place, in Issue 6 : The Final Confrontation
  • Adam Warlock, a being who wished nothing more than to spend the rest of his days within the peaceful environment of the Soul Gem. He now possesses the Infinite Power and the responsibility that goes with it. While I, whose entire life was dedicated to the pursuit of power, now find myself scraping out a living from the soil. Irony worthy of the drama.
    Yet strangely enough though, I envy not Adam Warlock.
    Somehow I feel, that in the long run, Thanos of Titan came out ahead in this particular deal.
    • To himself at the close of Issue 6 : The Final Confrontation

Marvel Cinematic UniverseEdit

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)Edit

  • Your politics bore me. Your demeanor is that of a pouty child.
    • To Ronan the Accuser

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)Edit

  • Fine, I'll do it myself
    • To himself as the close of Age of Ultron

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)Edit

  • In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right, yet to fail, all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.
    • To the Avengers in the Infinity War trailer
  • The end is near, and when I'm done, half of humanity will still exist. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be...and I hope they remember you.
    • To Tony Stark in the Infinity War trailer

Marvel Animated AdaptationsEdit

Silver Surfer (1998)Edit

Avengers Assemble (2013)Edit

Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)Edit

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