All You Need to Know About Thanos
Thanos, or as he is referred mostly, The Mad Titan Thanos is going to be the big baddie for the next two films, Avengers Infinity War part 1 and 2. The character first made his debut in Iron Man issue 55 and has been one of the best villains of the universe. The character belongs to a race known as the Eternals, this race was created by the Celestials.
THANOS (JOSH BROLIN)
Unless you were a hardcore Marvel fan in 2012, you might never have heard of the Mad Titan Thanos. His cryptic smile at the end of the first Avengers movie sent audiences into a Google frenzy online, and ever since, Thanos has been pulling certain strings behind the scenes of the MCU. To date, he’s appeared in only three films, two of them in short post-credits sequences.
Damion Poitier played Thanos at the end of The Avengers (2012). Josh Brolin first appeared as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), in which the Mad Titan strikes a deal with Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) that allows Ronan to destroy the Nova Corps if he brings Thanos the Power Stone. Following the events of Age of Ultron (2015), he finally dons the Infinity Gauntlet and says that he’ll “do it” himself. While not present a lot of the time, Thanos’ sadistic nature is evident in the way he raised his two adopted daughters, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), both of whom start off as emotionless warriors intent on killing anything and everything, including each other.
Right before Infinity War: This is an easy one. Last we saw, Thanos’ ship towered menacingly over the Asgardian ship at the end of Thor: Ragnarok (2017). He must somehow know that Loki’s got the Tesseract (aka the Space Stone) and apparently destroys the Asgardian vessel. That’s why Thor is floating out in space and is rescued by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Thanos in his growing years became fascinated with destruction and death. His interest became an obsession when he reached the temple of Death, where he finds his eternal love, Mistress Death. Mistress Death was not a single bit interested in the Mad Titan and just to woo her, he decided that he will eradicate all life from the universe.
Later when his father comes to know of Thanos’ plans, he orders him to leave the planet, after which Thanos travels around in the space gathering knowledge and coming across various alien races.
Amongst these alien races, he takes the warriors into his own army and also adopts two girls who he thinks to be much better than the rest. These two are Nebula and Gamora. Due to being this long in space he is also able to absorb cosmic rays, this is possible because of his mutation. And hence he becomes the most powerful titan.
After this, he attacks his home planet and even kills members of his own family. His father and brother survive as at that time they’re not on the planet. This resulted in him becoming the king of Titan and hence being called the Mad Titan.