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- The official trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” gives us our first good look at the villain, Thanos.
- He has been teased in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies since 2012’s “The Avengers.”
- He was born with a deformity which gave him an oversized body.
- Thanos is obsessed with killing, death, and power.
- He has slowly been collecting the six Infinity Stones, which have been introduced over the many Marvel movies. When combined, he’ll be virtually unstoppable.
- That’s not great news for the Avengers.
The first trailer for the next “Avengers” movie united Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man, and the Avengers to go up against a colossal villain, Thanos.
But who is this giant purple menace Tony Stark and the Avengers will be going up against in “Avengers: Infinity War“?
You may remember seeing him in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Gamora and Nebula’s twisted dad. Maybe you even remember him from the end-credits scene in 2012’s “The Avengers.”
If you’re not familiar with the character, here’s what you need to know about who the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy will be going up against next summer.
Who is Thanos?
Think of any of the villains you know in a superhero film and multiply their power exponentially. That may start to come close to describing Thanos, who is often considered one of the biggest Marvel villains ever created.
He’s obsessed with three things: killing, death, and power.
Thanos was born into a group of superhumans, the Eternals, who live on Saturn’s moon, Titan. When he was born, however, he didn’t look like any of the other Eternals. He was born with a deformity that caused him to have an oversized body and, because of that, he has a big grudge against the universe.
In comparison, here’s how his younger brother, superhero Starfox, looks:
Also known as the Mad Titan, Thanos was responsible for the near destruction of his own home planet and his people.
He’s also the ruler of the Chitauri, the alien race that invaded Earth in the first “Avengers” film. Expect to see them back in action in “Infinity War.”
What kind of powers does this guy have?
It may be more appropriate to ask what powers Thanos doesn’t have.
Since Thanos comes from the Eternals, he has every ability endowed to them including super strength, endurance, and agility. Marvel describes his skin as being virtually impenetrable. It can withstand “heat, cold, electricity, radiation, toxins, aging, and disease.” A psychic attack most likely won’t affect him either. (Sorry, Scarlet Witch.)
Thanos can also blast “cosmic energy” from his eyes and hands. If all of that isn’t enough, Thanos was cursed by death to be immortal so he can’t die.
The guy is virtually unstoppable. So, yeah, The Avengers sound screwed.
What’s up with that golden glove he wears and the stones that are in it?
In the comics, the Mad Titan is widely known for his appearance in “The Infinity Gauntlet” storyline, where his main objective is to collect six power gemstones known as Infinity Stones to make him all powerful.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s obsessed with gathering and gaining control of the Infinity stones and the Infinity Gauntlet to unleash their power. All of the movies have been building to this moment for some time.
Through all of the Marvel movies, there has been an entirely larger story arc told in the background, often through the end-credits scenes, where Thanos has attempted to secure several powerful stones for the Infinity Gauntlet, which he had crafted. When it’s combined with six Infinity stones, the person in possession receives, in so many words, infinite power.
And, what are the Infinity stones?
We’ve already been introduced to five of the six stones throughout the Marvel movies. The stones on film appear to differ slightly from the ones introduced in the comics, which have varied over time.
Benicio del Toro’s character, The Collector, describes the origin of the stones in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”:
“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots. Infinity Stones. These stones, it seems, can only be brandished by beings of extraordinary strength.”
The Collector then showed footage of what looked like mercenaries who have used the stones before to destroy entire civilizations.
You can read our breakdown of the Infinity Stones and their individual powers here.
Why does Thanos want the Infinity Gauntlet?
Thanos wants to wipe the existence of most life from the universe. In the comics, this is done to impress and win the adoring affection of the aforementioned physical form of Death.
Yes, you read that right.
Not only is the Mad Titan obsessed with the idea of death, but he is also head over heels in love with Death.
It’s not clear whether this is something the Marvel films plan to touch upon moving forward. But Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said the Marvel movies will look a lot different after the fourth “Avengers” movie. Maybe Death will literally pop up.
You can follow along with our “Avengers: Infinity War” coverage here.
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