Thanos is a fictional super villain character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by screenwriter and comic book writer Jim Starlin and debuted in the comic book "Iron Man" issue #55 in 1973. Thanos is one of the most powerful and well-known antagonists in Marvel's fictional universe.
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- Origin and appearance: Thanos is a powerful cosmic being with blue skin and extremely developed musculature. A distinctive feature of his appearance is a huge purple helmet on his face and yellow eyes.
- Son of Eternal: In the Marvel universe, Thanos is the descendant of a race of cosmic beings known as the Eternals. However, his appearance and personality are different from the rest of his family.
- Love of Death: One of Thanos' main motivations is his obsessive love for the personification of Death. Thanos desires to gain her attention and gain her favor, so he takes action to gain incredible power.
- Infinity Glove: One of the most iconic artifacts associated with Thanos is the Infinity Glove. In the comics, Thanos acquires six Infinity Stones, which he places in the glove, giving him immense power over reality.
- Goals and plans: In various plot threads, Thanos has pursued goals such as destroying the universe, gaining total control over reality, or gaining the love of Death through mass slaughter and destruction.
- Comic book appearances: Thanos has appeared in many comic books and crossovers, being a key character in many epic stories such as "Infinity Gauntlet" and "Infinity War."
- Connection to the cinema: Thanos has also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), where he was portrayed as the main antagonist in films such as "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame." His character was played by Josh Brolin.
- Popularity and impact: Thanos has become one of the most recognizable villains in pop culture, and his importance has grown thanks to the MCU films. His unique appearance, goals and conflicts have made him a character that cannot be overlooked.
- Various versions and adaptations: Different versions of Thanos exist in different comic book series and alternate realities. Marvel comics explore different aspects and variants of the character.
- Inspiration from mythology: The creator of Thanos, Jim Starlin, drew inspiration from mythology, literature and philosophy. The name Thanos comes from the Greek word "Thanatos," which means death personified as a god. The motif of love for the personification of Death is also inspired by philosophy.
- A different look at the beginning: In his first appearance in the comics, Thanos had a different skin color - it was blue, instead of his characteristic purple. This color was later changed.
- Motivating characters: The idea that Thanos wants to gain the love and attention of the personification of Death may seem strange, but it's one of the elements that makes him stand out as a villain with unconventional goals.
- First act of mercilessness: Thanos was one of the first villains to introduce an act of mercilessness, killing half of the universe's population with the Infinity Gauntlet in one of the comics. This event had a huge impact on the Marvel universe.
- Influence on the cinematic MCU: The character of Thanos has played a key role in several Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. His quest to obtain the Infinity Stones was depicted in the films "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame."
- Voice in films: In the MCU films where Thanos appeared in CGI form, his voice was provided by Josh Brolin. The actor did a wonderful job giving the character a powerful and distinctive tone of voice.
- Links to comics and pop culture: In "Avengers: Infinity War," Thanos at one point recites words familiar to Marvel comics fans from the "Infinity Gauntlet" story, an homage to the original source material.
- Better villain than hero?: In a certain period of comic books, Thanos played the role of an anti-hero or even a hero, collaborating with other characters for the greater good, which shows the complexity of his character.
- Guardians of the Galaxy movie teaser: The appearance of Thanos in the scene after the credits of "The Avengers" was a foreshadowing of how important the character will be in the upcoming films.
- Inspiration from sociopathic personality: Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, was inspired by the traits of a sociopathic personality to create a character that would be extremely complex and dark.