Taneleer Tivan

Tivan from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Taneleer Tivan, also known as the Collector, is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is played by Benicio del Toro.

Tivan is known as the Collector, for his rare and unique specimens across the galaxy put on display and held captive in his museum on the mining colony of Knowhere, which was set up by the Tivan Group, founded by none other than Tivan.

He was born not long after the universe came into existence, as did his brother the Grandmaster, who hasn't been directly connected to Tivan, but has been behind the scenes. In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos alluded to this by mentioning that Tivan would betray his brother if he had the chance. However, this was also an illusion, created with the Reality Stone by Thanos, who may have killed the real Tivan.

Another family member would be his cousin Carlo, who was the Grandmaster's cousin in Thor: Ragnarok.


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