Thanos: The Origin Story of “Avatar of Death”


Comic Book : Marvel

Creator : Jim Starlin

Other Name : The Mad Titan

Special Powers : Superhuman strength, stamina, durability, longevity, and intelligence; Energy manipulation; Telekinesis; Teleportation

Origins Based On : 1973′s Iron Man #55 ; 1973′s Captain Marvel #28


Thanos wearing The Infinity Gauntlet.

Thanos was born on Saturn’s moon Titan & he was a part of ancient race known as Deviants , The deviants are an offshoot of the eternals were a race of perfect god-like beings that were created by 2000 foot tall armored space gods known as The Celestials . As mutants Deviants inherited their god-like powers but lacked their perfect looks and noble spirit . Born to an eternal king Thanos was a prince and one of the few to inherit the Deviant gene despite this his family treated him fairly. However he grew increasingly feared by the peaceful and prosperous civilization in which he lives. Eventually he realize that he is different then other people especially his brother Aeros ( Who later beacame an Avenger under the name Star fox ) .

After realizing he is different then others he became more and more distant . He found an unshakable interests to the opposites of the virtues that the eternal stood for namely nihilism and death . He happened upon the physical embodiment of death who appeared as shadowy mistress . He fell in love with her and became determined to prove his love for death by destroying all life .

His ultimate goal is to gain more and more power for bring death to all the living things and destroy everything which comes between him and death .


A still from The Avengers’ post credit scene.

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This content is based on research done by WatchMojo team and the Wikipedia page , as there are often reimaginigs and different versions, contain may alter.


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