Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War.

Thanos is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was initially played by Damon Poitier, then was recast with Josh Brolin.

He is a warlord of a region in space, which includes his base, Sanctuary,[1] with armies at his disposal such as the Chitauri.[2] and the Outriders.[3]

Originally, he plotted in the background, using minions to further his goals to retrieve the Infinity Stones, which would make him supreme ruler of the cosmos, although his plan is much more complex than simply taking over it, until he decided to take an active part after several failures from the Avengers meddling in his affairs, leading to an all-out war against them, resulting in his apparent victory in Avengers: Infinity War.

Physical and personality traits

He sees the universe being overpopulated, assaulting planets and cutting down their population in half. He had occasionally adopted an orphan and trained them as his personal warriors, which led his personal army of the Black Order. He is also the adoptive father of Nebula and Gamora, which led to a strained relationship, as the latter proved herself as a better warrior.[1] But Gamora had always doubted Thanos's goal and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him in getting the Power Stone.[1] Nebula also turned against him in regards to her treatment by him, while also attempting to kill Gamora, but the two were able to make things up.[4]


Total appearances: 5.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014.
  2. The Avengers, 2012.
  3. Avengers: Infinity War, 2018.
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