- You have your point... You might be a lot more stronger or even mightier than me, but let me tell ya' something, "brother." Don't you dare mess with me again 'cause no matter what you say, I'm the only true Mad Titan in this godforsaken universe! Not you scum, me...
- -- Thanos
- -- Thanos
Thanos (or Thanos of Titan) was one of the last sons of A'Lars, progenitor of the second colony of Eternals on Titan, and Sui-San, the last survivor of the original settlement of Eternals on Titan. Born with grey, hide-like skin and a massive body due to being born with the Deviant Syndrome, Thanos was a morose child who became obsessed with the concept of death, with his own main objective growing up was to bring stability to the universe, as he believed its massive population would inevitably use up the universe's entire supply of resources and condemn it.
As a result of this growing and festering obsession within him, he would go to great lengths where he started studying and worshiping the entity herself, after confirming that he wasn't just simply hallucinating the sacred entity. Through several bionic implementations and long hours of meditation, Thanos painfully but courageously augmented his Eternal strengths and powers so that his abilities surpassed those of all other Titanian Eternals.
Rise of the Mad Titan
Growing up into early adulthood despite his strange personality, Thanos still unconditionally loved his people and desperately sought to save his home planet when it became threatened by the series of imminent catastrophic events, including natural deadly phenomena, probable invasions by rivaling races and empires, overpopulation. Learning through the manipulative teachings of Death, Thanos suggested exiling or even killing half of the population of the planet in order to solve the worsening problem, to which his unorthodox idea was considered too drastic and was dismissed by his people's high council, including his own father A'Lars, which subsequently resulted in Titan becoming subsequently devastated as well as nearly uninhabitable days later.
At that moment, most of Titan's population still survived as the consequences of the predicted catastrophes, to which Thanos remained somewhat relieved for the survival to most of his people yet disappointed towards his people for completely ignoring his strongly-urged suggestion, although all of it permanently changed when the Order of the Evolutionary Ascension came to return to the now scare and undying state of Titan after a few years since they've last visited. Much to A'Lars' surprise, he found the situation unexpected, before realizing that he had made a secret deal with the leader of the Order, the Mind Master in hopes of giving away a decent of people who were willing to join their organization. As the Mind Master found out that A'Lars had failed their long-time pact, the Mind Master mercilessly ordered a genocidal act on the remaining Titanians, killing more than a hundred thousand Titanians, ignoring the pleas and cries of many lives. Another result of this brutal attack was what led the Titanians on the verge of critical condition or even extinction as a species, as not more that a hundred of Titanians were left to die out from disease, thirst, and starvation (with some already making the risky decision to abandon the planet and live somewhere else across the cosmos), leaving Thanos as one of the last living Titanians alive to this very day.
In his middle adulthood, Thanos, now known as the Dark Lord by his most loyal underlings and the Mad Titan by the galactic communities, was now a powerful, cosmic warlord who rules over a distant region of space and commands two massive armies, known as the Chitauri and the Outriders. Originally, the Chitauri were the only known massive force the Titan had since his first conquests, but because of the unruly and oversimplified nature of the Chitauri hive mind, Thanos desired a more controllable, autonomous and more aggressive fighting force and began experimenting on his own genetic creations. Using his own essence of DNA as well as that of the Chitauri, the Mad Titan engineered a new race of creatures that he then dubbed the Outriders, whose purpose was to serve their master until they die.
Courting Lady Death
After meeting Death in a hallucinatory realm, his main objective is to obtain the Infinity Stones for the sake of getting to please her, and his desire to achieve this goal is what led him to forging deals with the villains and rogue warriors, most notably Loki and Ronan the Accuser in their respective campaigns against Earth and Xandar. Both of these alliances cost Thanos much of his resources, including one of the stones, his servant The Other, and the loyalty of his two daughters, Gamora and Nebula, and also inadvertently resulted in the formation of the superhero groups the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually, he lost his patience with his servants and opted to seek out the Stones personally, now all by himself.
For the Dark Titan, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Earthly Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. Although he had possessed the stone back then before, he admitted to not knowing how to properly use them. It was later when Thanos had began calling the ancient Soul Gems the now modern term, Infinity Stones. Allying himself with his adoptive children and most skillful servants, the Black Order along with his massive starfleet, they started their quest across the entire universe, in search of the Infinity Stones.
Each cosmic stone (Time, Space, Power Stone, Soul Stone, Mind, Reality) individually gives the user mastery over its dominion. Collectively, the wielder would possess the power to destroy and create universes and all beings in them. He crafted a scheme to collect the Infinity Stones from those who currently held them. In an awesome display of cunning, power, speed and manipulation he and his servants was able to find and gather all the stones from its current locations across the entire universe and place them on the Infinity Gauntlet.
With it came omnipotence: the absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, the mind, and the soul. The gaining of supreme might meant the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious and newly-emerged Adam Warlock and his Infinity Watch, the remainder of Earth's superheroes and redeemed super-villains were forced to join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction. Should the heroes fail, the astral gods of the universe wait to step into the fray.
Thanos ultimately triumphed over his enemies once he finally completed the Infinity Gauntlet, using it to finally complete his goal and destroy half of the life within the universe at the snap of his fingers, which released a burst of bright light. Unbeknownst to everyone else throughout the rest of the entire universe, reality itself was about to be altered on a scale never seen before, all thanks to the success of the Mad Titan in his conquest for restoring complete balance to all life across the universe. Satisfied with his long, lifetime accomplishment on decimate half of the universe's population, all the madman had to do next, was to rebuild the half of the emptied reality in his own chaotic and demented image, all for the sake of pleasing Death, who also told him replace it out of revenge for the heroes' unending efforts to try undo his accomplishment and stop him, specifically throughout the five months since the now infamous Decimation.
However, as the alliance of the surviving heroes, antiheroes, and several redeemed villains, aided by the Cosmic Entities: Love, Hate, The Stranger, Epoch, Chaos, Order, and even Galactus himself, have finally battled Thanos and his remaining hordes of forces. But despite the assembled forces, Thanos was able to defeat all and imprison them, even with his full arsenal of Outrider, Chitauri, and Sakaaran armies, along with Ebony Maw (the only survivor of the Decimation from the Black Order), being mostly eradicated by his allied adversaries and despite being severely wounded by his repetitive usages of the Infinity Gauntlet's godly power. In the process, though, he overlooked his adoptive daughter Nebula who was able to wrest the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos' hand by the second he became distracted by his own arrogance. Her first act was to undo all that has occurred, which inadvertently freed the heroes and the cosmic entities and resurrected those who have once withered away into ash by the Titan's snap of changing reality. The battle resumed, and in the end it was Adam Warlock who finally possessed the Gauntlet, ending the conflict for the Infinity Gauntlet, for now.
Defeated after losing the Infinity Gauntlet against the heroes, the ultimately weakened and barely-breathing Thanos consequently faked his own death through the balanced and fateful choice of Adam Warlock himself and chose to have himself exiled and secluded at a distant planet far across the galaxy, away from everything that he had accomplished, including his allies, and everyone had been against. But despite all of this, he briefly continues to serve Death, although the only downside is that he can never please her, leading himself to have a long period of introspection. Believing that the Titan was still capable of changing his unethical and unrighteous ways, Warlock made Thanos a member of the Infinity Watch, giving him the Reality Stone, one of the Infinity Stones which Adam Warlock and the Watch now have guarded.
Only a few months since the events of Infinity War, Thanos has sensed a great energy in the universe and decides to leave his farm to investigate. He soon discovers the source found in his old dimension and kingdom, the Sanctuary, revealing to be Magus, Adam Warlock's "evil" doppelganger, and he has since returned and plans to rule the universe in his own way, after seeing Thanos' failure during the events of Infinity War. Upon their meeting, Magus believes Thanos to be similar to himself, but after some time, Thanos has thought much and changed his priorities. He believes that neither of them are meant to possess such power. Magus then casts him out from his own dimension, leaving it at the hands and the ruling of Magus himself. Thanos realizes he will acquire assistance in his efforts to stop Magus once again. He goes to Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch to form a heroic alliance. They traveled to Death's realm and used the Infinity Well to learn how Magus came to be and what his plans were. They soon learned of the gathering of Earth's heroes after Magus had simultaneously attacked Earth with his massive army. Thanos realized this was no coincidence and Magus must have planned all of the events thus far.
The Magus leads them all to a dimension nearby his own, in hopes of them battling. He as lead Earth's heroes to believe Thanos and Adam Warlock are behind everything. They battle but are interrupted by Galactus, and he uses a scan to read all of their thoughts. They soon realize they are on the same side. Warlock gathers the Infinity Stones together at Thanos' request to use the power to stop the Magus. However the stones lose their power when brought together, the doing of the Living Tribunal. Magus then abducts Warlock afterwards. Following Warlock's momentary absence, Thanos takes command against the wishes of Earth's heroes. He tells them that only he can save them now. He then gets the Ultimate Nullifier from Galactus' Ship. He claims that he is not pure enough to use it and whoever does will be killed. He chooses Quasar to make the sacrifice to save the universe. He know fully understands Magus' plans and deceptions and adjusts to them. But Quasar hesitates and Magus is able to obtain the Infinity Gauntlet when it is re-powered by Eternity and the Living Tribunal.
Thanos knows he must know make his move against Magus. Knowing that the heroes remained thinking of Thanos as an untrustworthy ally, the Mad Titan decided to face the Magus on his own, while the heroes were all distracted fighting off Magus' powerful and massive army. He finds his own doppelganger, who plans to turn on the Magus. They battle each other and the true Thanos triumphs, despite his doppelganger having the upper advantage. It is here that Thanos overcomes his own self doubt and is able to absorb his power and knowledge to finally become whole again since the events of the Infinity War. He stands and fights Magus and manages to distract him long enough for Adam Warlock to break free of the Magus' captivity.
Thanos had planned all along for the Magus to miss one important key, the Infinity Gauntlet had a fake replica of the Reality Stone, thus he was not omnipotent. In the end, Adam Warlock and the rest of the Infinity Watch had defeated the Magus, putting him in a catatonic state after he was imprisoned inside the Soul Stone. Thanos eventually parted ways with the Infinity Watch whose stones have been given back to them. Thanos is now supposedly a changed man, being instrumental in the defeat of Magus and saving the universe in the process.
A Cosmic Fugitive
Despite his heroic recognition and remembrance among the heroes of the galaxy on helping the salvation of the universe at the hands of the imperious Magus, Thanos was still considered a intergalactic fugitive among most of the galaxies' strongest and most dangerous peace-keeping forces, most notably the Nova Corps and the Asgardian forces, now that they have found out that Thanos was still, in fact, alive, ever since Warlock faked his death since the end of Infinity War, which delivered him on the paradise planet he would refer to as the Garden. Unfazed by the unchanging state of the galaxy's view on the Mad Titan, Thanos decided to leave his farm and the planet itself, returning into wandering the cosmos to search for the lost unknown and unexplored realms of the universe, at least for the meantime.
The Black Quadrant
A few months have passed by since the events of Infinity Crusade, Thanos was able to fully conquer a group of crime-ridden planets and moons located at under his own domain, with the help of his recently-reunited servants, the Black Order themselves, without any trace or awareness from the Nova Corps or any of the Mad Titan's greatest enemy forces in the universe. Following his succeeding conquest, the Titan once again have decided to return to his role into becoming a cosmic warlord surrounding the domain that he has conquered, finally calling it the Black Quadrant.
On his new conquest on conquering the entire region of the quadrant, Thanos was feared by most of its inhabitants, which were all consisting of the most dangerous criminals and warriors that have yet to be discovered by the larger intergalactic community. Thankfully, none of those criminals and even those criminal organizations were able to match and even take on Thanos and the Black Order, and as he has shown no mercy on his newly-discovered adversaries. In the end of it all, Thanos has shown his true power, and with it, he was able to exterminate every single who dared to challenge him and was able to banish those who were too frightened of him and his associates, out of the quadrant itself, now claiming the domain of the Black Quadrant as his, and only his, with no one else to challenge the Mad Titan.
Eventually, after another few weeks of ruling over the Black Quadrant, Thanos himself was unfortunately unaware of his own subordinates, the Black Order's secret agenda, led by Corvus Glaive, into overthrowing his newly-ruled domain, burning it down into ashes, and killing him. However, though the Order's plan might have been guaranteed into fully succeeding, they seemingly forgot of how dangerous and terrifying Thanos could be and what he can do if an individual tries to challenge him, especially if those individuals were once his followers, traitors who dares to overthrow everything that he has accomplished.
Despite two of the Order's members who never participated in Glaive's mutiny against Thanos, Supergiant and Ebony Maw, and how their warnings to the rest of the Black Order were truly convincing, the rest of the rebellious Order ignored their pleas and have decided to proceed with their schemes against their former master. During the very day the Black Order have decided to assassinate Thanos, the Mad Titan was surprised of how all of the sudden, most of his closest followers would turn against him without any reasons. As the Order finally attacked Thanos out of the blue, Thanos had no other choice but to devastating and desperately defend himself from their series of attacks, until he was finally weakened by the combined efforts of his recent traitors.
Weakened, Corvus and Midnight also have finally explained to Thanos that ever since he started growing soft during the events of the Infinity Crusade after he chose to cooperate with the Infinity Watch and the heroes of Earth, they realized that Thanos was no longer the great master they used to know and deserved, giving Glaive to come up with the idea of overthrowing Thanos as the ruler of his domain all around the universe, once they have already killed him. Furious and confused at the same time, the betrayed and almost-defeated Thanos unleashes his full rage and anger, finally gong berserk against Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, and Black Dwarf, without any hesitation of mercy on them.
The Final Confrontation
As the final battle advances, Thanos was just close towards defeating the Order using his sheer strength, when Ebony Maw suddenly shows up to back up the rebellious Order from the powerful Titan, finally realizing that they were truly right all along, now believing that the Black Quadrant deserves better leadership and ruling than their former master, whom he believe now that he was far too weak to handle his own domain. Witnessing Maw's betrayal, Thanos' fury grows only worse, only to slowly weakened by Maw's persuading magical abilities, giving the Order an advantage to finally take down Thanos, and slit his thick throat once and for all.
Miraculously, the only remaining Black Order member who never left Thanos' side, Supergiant, was able to save her master in time, using her telepathic abilities to counteract Ebony Maw's persuasion. As Supergiant handles the rest of the Order all by herself, this gave Thanos the remaining time to escape as the main headquarters that he once have established started burning and collapsing down due to the following destruction that they've caused. Barely getting out of the ruined headquarters, Thanos slowly lies outside the burning domain he once ruled, only to see that a one survivor has arose from the flames, revealing that Corvus Glaive is not done yet with him.
The Fall of the Order
Seeing his former right-hand man and lieutenant survive the destruction of the Black Quadrant, Thanos tearfully breaks down in rage, though he seemed too weakened to move himself and stand to confront Glaive, one last time. As Glaive arrogantly approach his former master and carefully aims his glaive at Thanos' head, he asked for his last words, now that he would die at his own servant's hands. Thanos chuckled, wandering why Glaive would ask him that kind of question, when Glaive was the one who is going to die in the situation.
Confused, Glaive asked what he meant, only to reveal that Thanos' techno-mystical chair has always been behind Glaive since he came to him, and with it, Thanos used the chair's powerful energy beam to blast it at Glaive in time, giving an enraged Thanos the opportunity to grab the glaive from Corvus Glaive, and using his powerful sorcery, he finally breaks the glaive in half and used the two pieces by impaling Glaive with it before finally disintegrating it.
The Annihilation Wave
Weakened without his once-powerful glaive, Thanos ridiculed Corvus Glaive one last time, telling him that even he won't get any chance into telling his last words, and as he carelessly hold his dying servant's body, he brutally tears Glaive apart, apparently killing him, once and for all, ending mutiny, but Thanos knew it was already too late. Despite the disbandment of the Black Order, they still managed to fully succeed in their primary objective, which was to tear down his newly-established kingdom from the inside.
Thanos then realized that he once gave Corvus Glaive the portal device accessing to the Negative Zone even before the events of Infinity War, and at the exact time, a portal suddenly opens in front of his ruined domain, there came the arrival of its long-time ruler, Annihilus, followed by his army which was the Annihilation Wave, consisting the entire ravenous population of the Negative Zone, ready to unleash chaos and destruction to one of their most hated enemy. Weakened but still impressed by what Glaive had done on making an unwilling agreement with Annihilus against the Mad Titan, Thanos smirked before taunting the Annihilus and his entire galactic army, telling them to "bring it on."
Rise of the Cabal
However, just as the Mad Titan was ready to face the forces of the Negative Zone all by himself, another portal opens between the battleground that interrupted the Annihilation Wave from ever coming closer towards Thanos, revealing the arrival of a new team, consisting of somewhat both familiar and unfamiliar faces to Thanos. The team reveals Maximus the Mad, Namor, Terrax the Tamer, Emil Burbank, alternate reality versions of Proxima Midnight, Queen Loki, Hela, and Reed Richards, introducing themselves as the Cabal.
Interrupting the waging battle that was supposedly about to start, the Cabal told Thanos that they needed his deepest help, claiming that the fate of the entire universe depended on it, now that the known creators of the universe, the Beyonders have decided to end it. This intrigued Thanos, though it made him question why would they come and ask for his help and instead, ask for the help of heroes. Namor then argued, that they did try to ask for the heroes' help, only to be turned down by forming their own league and using their own terms in trying to save the universe.
Maximus then explained that if none of them could ever help them and just listen to their suggestion, then maybe they could form a league on their own, consisting the greatest minds and the greatest warlords the universe has ever known, and by that they convinced the Mad Titan that his help is immediately necessary. Thanos finally agreed upon joining the Cabal, though leaving Annihilus and the Wave still worries him, implying that it would only waste his worthiness of being challenged as one of the most powerful beings in the universe at the very end of it.
Terrax nodded, believing that Thanos might have a point, though Thanos changed his mind by the last second, now offering Annihilus a one last offer, a peace offering, by having him come with the Cabal try and save the universe, and if they failed, he at least gets to die alongside one of his greatest adversaries. Annihilus then agreed, implying why not, it would possibly be the last time they'll be able to have an agreement on. Now joining the rest of the Cabal with Thanos, Annihilus order the entire population of the Wave to return back to the Negative Zone as soon as they possibly could, before the Cabal vanishes as they activated the portal back to the Cabal's headquarters on Earth, which was the abandoned Wakanda city of Necropolis, the former headquarters of the Illuminati.
Upon their arrival on Earth through the portal, the Cabal were a bit surprised to see that Thanos was holding a mangled and disfigured corpse of Annihilus, and in his defense, Thanos implied that Annihilus was welcomed into coming with them, not joining the Cabal itself, to which they awkwardly agreed after Thanos added that Annihilus almost killed him several times before. After the awkward situation that was going on, the immediately proceeded with their plans on saving and protecting the universe.
Little did Thanos knew, killing Annihilus only caused the entire Annihilation Wave to be stranded on the Black Quadrant, now that their only access into returning back home, Annihilus himself, has been literally destroyed and unhesitatingly killed by the Mad Titan. And at the right moment he realized this, the portal to the Negative Zone back on the Black Quadrant closes, just as when the Black Quadrant was now in the brink of catastrophe, now that it was affected by the series of an incursion event.
Time Runs Out
Eight months after the formation of the Cabal, the Cabal had found some degree of legitimacy on Earth. The world stood by and allowed the Cabal to raze Wakanda, and claim the ruins as their base of operations. The Cabal continued to protect the universe by destroying several countless colliding Earths and had even gone to the point where they savagely battled some of the most powerful cosmic beings and entities themselves across every reality they've come across, such as the Celestials, Builders, and even a few separate reality versions of the cosmic embodiments (including Entropy, Infinity, and Eternity among others).
However, Namor had eventually grown weary and disgusted with the Cabal's habit of engaging in wholesale slaughter of the colliding Earth's population, as opposed to simply planting the bomb and leaving. Namor eventually clashed with Thanos himself over leadership of the Cabal, but was no match for the Mad Titan. Even at the hands of Thanos, Namor was still sadistically spared by the Mad Titan, knowing that when Namor's "friends" would "kill" him since he coldly betrayed his Earthly allies for some cosmic criminals he barely knew to begin with.
However, since they were unable to return to the Modern Reality (mainstream universe) to reluctantly help out their fellow denizens of the main reality, the Cabal has instead made their way to the second Incursion point, and escaped from a doomed planet into the third universe, the reality of Eternal Doom. Thanos and the Cabal allied with the godly tyrannical ruler known as Emperor Doom, to which they eventually worked together in order to build a vessel capable of surviving the end of all of reality, a life raft created based on duplicated designs obtained from the mainstream reality's Future Foundation. Along with the rest of the Cabal, Thanos later ends up scattered across Battleworld after the destruction of the Multiverse. While there, Thanos attempts to lead an insurrection against the Beyonders after allying himself with the resistance of heroes and villains, but was later suddenly overpowered and killed by his own ally, who was an enraged and traitorous Victor von Doom from his own reality, during the final confrontation during the Mutiny of Battleworld. Nevertheless, when the multiverse was eventually brought back from its own destruction by the shared multiversal powers of the Mister Fantastic, the Beyonder, and the Molecule Man, to which Thanos along with some of his allies were resurrected, doing so in such a way most of those who perished in the incursion events had no memory of what happened during the now-reversed heat death of the universe.
A Familiar Face
Looking Through a Broken Mirror
During the Dark Age Reality Thanos' assault on the Earth of Modern Reality with the latter's Cosmic Cube previously kept in the Baxter Building, the Fantastic Four tried to defend the Earth from his reoccurring devastation and end his attack across cities beyond New York, only to realize that their outmatched by the reality-displaced Mad Titan, ending their fight with Dark Age Thanos becoming successful in gaining the powerful cube in his own grasps and starting to cause insurmountable chaos upon the world. However, not all hope is lost for Mister Fantastic, since he had just thought of an idea, an unthinkable but still useful at the same time. Using their teleportation device and time-travelling device at the same time, Reed and the rest of the four were transported to a location where they had last found their world's Thanos, which was at the Black Quadrant. After they suddenly vanished, Thanos taunted the Four for "running away, like a scared animal," but unknown to him, they had to ask for someone's very help.
While Thanos was busy terraforming Earth into New Titan, the Fantastic Four had returned once again, only this time, they managed to return only a second after their previous selves have left the scenario. Thanos taunted them as a result, asking what kind of help did they asked. In response, the Human Torch simply responded, teasing, "the one that you'll be needing," as the Thanos of this universe himself came from behind him, giving him a straight, strong punch to the face, making Thanos drop off the Cube at the hands of the Invisible Woman.
From that point on, both of the Mad Titans clashed against each other as a distraction, while both Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic continues to find a way in fixing all of the destruction made possible by the Cube and reverse all of the damages done in order to stop the terraforming of Earth. However, with all their efforts on trying to fix the Cube using their best technology, Reed and Susan still failed, until Ben have thought of doing something that would reverse that damage done by the Mad Titan on Earth, but at the cost of possibly losing his own life if he does so. Meanwhile, during the clash of the Titans, both of the Thanos continued taunting one another as they fight, comparing and arguing on whose a more superior Titan. Thanos then told his mainstream counterpart that getting to meet him was like, "looking through a broker mirror," telling that he was never like him at all.
Ignoring the possible consequences, Ben immediately took the Cube, and before the rest of his teammates and both the Thanos could try and stop him, Ben finally took control of the Cube, and used it's never-ending power to revert Earth's state back to the way it used to be. As the effects of the Cube's destruction started to reverse, Thanos uncontrollably roars in rage and immediately gained the upper hand on his counterpart and beats him without any hesitations, after realizing that his greatest plan, had ultimately failed.
As Thanos almost beasts his mainstream counterpart to death, the four then charges towards the Titan to save their own Thanos' life and finally, confront and apprehend him, once and for all, for attempting to destroy the universe. While attacking the seemingly undefeatable Titan in order to distract him, Thanos uses his unique and incredible powers that mainly differentiates him from his counterpart. Revealing his true powers to everyone, Thanos summoned the dead in the nearest cemeteries throughout the cities, and later uses his powerful psychic powers towards the heroes, a power that not even Sue herself could've blocked. As a result, the Fantastic Four were now under Thanos' coercion, except for Johnny, who approached an unconscious Thanos and encouraged him to get up and help each other out, since only the two of them still remains.
Thankfully, just as Thanos tried to pick up the Cosmic Cube so he could resume his universal conquest, his counterpart suddenly wakes up with his eyes fully glowing and immediately rises up with more than enough rage, thanks to Johnny's help, to keep him awake and more powerful than he was weakened before. Thanos then confronted his reality-displaced counterpart, shouting his name before he could've pick the Cube up. However, Thanos unexpectedly requested an offer to his counterpart, an offer that he would be able to help him conquer the universe, not just by himself, but with his help. Still not convinced with the idea of his offer, the mainstream counterpart unexpectedly used his own powers towards Johnny, who never expected his betrayal, disintegrating him in the process, which apparently killed him.
Clash of the Mad Titans
Now that Thanos was fully convinced to partner up with his counterpart, they allied themselves up as they both held the Cube together, combining both their might to make the Cube a lot more powerful so they could use it on taking over the universe. The mainstream Thanos then laughs for unknown reasons, confusing his counterpart. Thanos then just laughs with him even though he had no idea what was he thinking then, which made the mainstream Thanos question him whether he got "the joke," or not.
Thanos asked him what was the joke, and in response, Thanos answered that the joke was the one they were holding the whole time, revealing to be a decoy of the Cosmic Cube, which only emitted a bright light as an effect. The real Cube was revealed to be in Johnny's possession, who was still alive since the one whom Thanos had disintegrated was a hologram. The mainstream Thanos then headbutts his counterpart, making him lose control of mind-controlling the rest of the Fantastic Four.
Realizing that they almost lost to the Mad Titan, all of them combined forces, using all their powers to distract him in order for Reed to get to the Cube and finally encased it with a power-dampening container, keeping it away from both Titans. Even though the Cube is now under the safest hands of the four, Thanos still stood a lot stronger, reaching his full potential as he uses most of his most destructive powers and abilities towards them, and unfortunately, despite all of their efforts, the heroes lost once again, only leaving him with his counterpart.
Duel to the Death
Since only two of them still remains conscious, both the Titans clashed, and never hesitated to kill each other after his counterpart's betrayal. As they have fought for the prize of claiming the Cube for themselves, Thanos' motivations were driven out by power and hunger of conquering this universe, however, his counterpart's motivations were not for his own self-ambitions and egoistic plans, proving that he's truly changed since Infinity War, and promised to take the Cub in order to restore back the universe and Earth back into its normal state, because all his life, all Thanos ever wanted to do is to keep the fate of the universe in balance.
Motivated into saving the fate of the universe once more, the mainstream Thanos triumphantly won against his past-resembling, reality-displaced counterpart. As he held the Cosmic Cube, a defeated and weakened Thanos then continues to taunt his counterpart, telling him that all of his was just a lie to convince the others that he truly had no interest on attempting on creating another universal war, because he knew that deep down in Thanos' mind, he would still use it for his own benefits of courting Death once more.
But before Thanos could've continue and try to manipulate him into using the Cube for himself, his head was mercilessly and ruthlessly stomped by the mainstream counterpart's boot without hesitation at all, brutally crushing his thick skull, which finally killed him once and for all. But despite his death, Thanos rethinks his decisions on using the universal tool, believing that his counterpart had a point, that using this Cube to destroy the universe would make Mistress Death accept his love again.
Powers and Abilities
Mutant Titanian Physiology: By far the strongest and most powerful Titanian Eternal, Thanos is a superhuman mutant whose massive, heavy-bodied form was born with the capacity to synthesize cosmic energy for certain personal uses. Thanos has increased his powers through bionic amplification, mystical enhancement, and as a result of being resurrected by Death itself.
He was deemed a Category 1 as a "Life Ender" by the official classification of the Nova Corps, to have an "universal" threat level and to have been a one-time Reality Ender, and was seemingly a Cosmic-level threat, being sent by the Shi'ar Imperial Guard to the core cell of a galactic gulag at some point in his life after the cosmic events of the infamous Infinity Trilogy, something Thanos himself was the main mastermind behind of in the first place.
- Superhuman Intelligence
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Nigh Invulnerability
- Accelerated Healing Factor
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Energy Manipulation & Control
- Matter Manipulation & Control
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|* Teleporter; heightened stats when empowered|
- Super-Genius Intelligence
- Exceptional Scientist
- Innovative Engineer
- Pragmatic Philosopher
- Master of Deception
- Master Tactician
- Skilled Unnamed Combatant
- Mystical Knowledge
- Experienced Swordsman
- Synthetic Drones
- The Specter Blueprints
- Time Probe
- Cosmic Cube (formerly)
- Infinity Gauntlet (formerly)
- Power Stone (formerly)
- Space Stone (formerly)
- Reality Stone (formerly)
- Soul Stone (formerly)
- Time Stone (formerly)
- Mind Stone (formerly)
- Space Throne
- Loki's Specter (formerly; destroyed)
- The First Specter (formerly; destroyed)
- Double-Edged Sword
- Stasis Rifle
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: Fantastic Four Vol 1 36
- No trivia.
- Appearances of Thanos (Earth-61615)
- Character Gallery: Thanos (Earth-61615)
- Quotations by Thanos (Earth-61615)
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