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Thanos (Marvel)
Real Name: Thanos
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Bio:
Son of Mentor and San-Sui, brother of Eros, Thanos is an Eternal, a resident of Titan. At a young age, Thanos became obsessed with death. Expelled from Titan because of crimes he committed, Thanos would eventually return to Titan, unleashing a nuclear attack which killed his own mother.

Eventually, Thanos became aware of the object known as the Cosmic Cube, which Thanos hoped to use to raise his status from Demigod to God. Foiled by Captain Marvel, Thanos seemingly died in combat.

Not dying so easily, Thanos reincorporated his body and offered his services to Adam Warlock in battle against the Magus and the Universal Church of Truth. It was in these battles that Thanos learned of the Infinity Gems for the first time which would become his obsession for the majority of his life.

Eventually Thanos would be turned into a statue by Adam Warlock, only to be returned to life years later by Death herself.

Thanos then set out to create the Infinity Gauntlet in order to wipe out half of the population of the universe.

In later years, Thanos has seemingly reformed his evil ways, it remains to be seen if these changes are permanent.



Notes:
Although Iron Man (1968) #55 is traditionally considered to be the first appearance of Thanos, he does not appear in this issue; a robot duplicate of Thanos appears, other appearances are in flashback. The first full appearance of Thanos is Captain Mavel (1968) #27.

First Appearance: Iron Man (1968) #55

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
Age of Ultron (2013)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Alpha Flight (1983)
Annihilation (2006)
Annihilation Classic (2008)
Annihilation Prologue (2006)
Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files (2006)
Annihilation: Saga (2007)
Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006)
Avengers & the Infinity Gauntlet (2010)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Avengers Finale (2005)
Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
Black Panther (2005)
Captain America (1968)
Captain Marvel (1968)
Captain Marvel (1995)
Captain Marvel (1999)
Cloak and Dagger (1990)
Colección Extra SuperHéroes (2011)
Cosmic Powers (1994)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Cyberspace 3000 (1993)
Daredevil (1964)
DC gegen Marvel (1996)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Marvel (1996)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2008)
Deadpool (2013)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
Der mächtige Thor (2000)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Spinne Taschenbuch Extra Sammler-Ausgabe (1985)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Drax the Destroyer (2005)
Eternals (2008)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt (2011)
Free Comic Book Day 2013 (Infinity) (2013)
Free Comic Book Day 2014 (Guardians of the Galaxy) (2014)
GLX-Mas Special (2006)
Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances (1995)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2013)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Infinite Comic (2013)
Hercules (1984)
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
Infinity (2013)
Infinity Abyss (2002)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
Infinity War (1992)
Infinity: Heist (2013)
Inhumanity (2014)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man: Fatal Frontier (2013)
Ka-Zar (1997)
L`invincible Iron Man (1972)
Legendary Star-Lord (2014)
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009)
Logan's Run (1977)
Lunatik (1995)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Deluxe - Tomos Unicos (2009)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Feature (1971)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novels (2002)
Marvel Holiday Magazine (2010)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Maximum Security Dangerous Planet (2000)
Mighty Avengers (2013)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Avengers (2013)
Nova (2013)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Quasar (1989)
Rune (1995)
Rune/Silver Surfer (1995)
Secret Defenders (1993)
Shame Itself (2012)
She-Hulk (2005)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Silver Surfer: Dangerous Artifacts (1996)
Sleepwalker (1991)
Space: Punisher (2012)
Spider-Man (1990)
Spider-Man (French edition) (1991)
Spider-Man Team-Up (1995)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Tails of the Pet Avengers (2009)
Thanos (2003)
Thanos Annual (2014)
Thanos Rising (2013)
Thanos Sourcebook (2010)
Thanos Vs. Hulk (2014)
Thanos: A God Up There Listening (2014)
Thanos: A God Up There Listening (Infinite) (2014)
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
The Avengers (1963)
The Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular (1990)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
The Mighty World of Marvel (UK) (Vol. 1) (1972)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Super-Heroes (1975)
The Thanos Imperative (2010)
The Thanos Imperative: Devastation (2011)
The Thanos Imperative: Ignition (2010)
The Thanos Quest (1990)
Thor (1966)
Thor (1998)
Warlock (1972)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Warlock Chronicles (1993)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
What If? Annihilation (2008)
What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
What If...? (1989)
What The--?! (1988)
Wonder Man (1991)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Man (1995)

Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Super Heroes (1995)
Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 : New Age of Heroes (2000)

Group Affiliation(s):
Cabal (Marvel)(02 - Namor's group)
Eternals (Marvel)
Eternals of Titan (Marvel)
Infinity Watch

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"Am I not Thanos?! Did I not butcher the woman who gave me birth, who force-fed me into this hell called life?! Is not the wake of my passing crimson with the blood of my enemies and allies alike?! Death is with me every second of the day! My every moment is spent in either dealing out death or worshipping it! So tell me, who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death's consort?"

"My name is Thanos, and my name means Death."

"Who would have thought that becoming God would be such a hollow victory?"

"The heavens will run red with blood. But in the end, as always, Thanos will stand triumphant!"




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