Top 5 comics based facts about Thanos which you need to know about

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The most powerful being in the universe, Thanos who was also known by The Mad Titan. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his main objective is to gather all the Infinity Stones, so that using Infinity Gauntlet, he can rule the whole universe. In the movie, he doesn’t reveal his master plan about his secret mission for uniting all the infinity stone himself. But all we know that he try hard since 2012’s Avengers movie, but eventually fail by both Loki and Ronan.
Next year Marvel’s 10th anniversary going to celebrate with the releasing of Avengers: Infinity War. The main villain obviously will be the Thanos according to D23 Expo footage. 

Still, the movie will not cover all of his histories due to the limitation of the budget. Hence, Hero’s Facts has dug up his history from the comic book and going to discuss top 5 comics based facts about Thanos which you need to know


Thanos is of the Titanian race, was one of the last sons of A’Lars and last survivor of the original settlement of eternal on Titan. Throughout the long periods of meditation, he awakens his hidden eternal strengths and powers. As his powers grew, he wants more and more conquest and destruction.

Once he stole one of his Titan people’s space traveling Starship and begins his first search for the recruitment of soldiers, Mercenaries, and Malcontents for his private army. He wants to prove himself being strong and conqueror of the universe, so that he explodes his own city with nuclear devices which killed thousands of his own Titan people including his own mother, Sui-San. So last of him from Titan race, declare himself a true ruler of Titan and begins his journey out in the space to explore different planets to challenge new Warriors.


Unlike the movie version of Drax who cannot stand even Ronan in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. But comics version of him is much better and different. Real name is Arthus Douglas who lives with his wife Yvette and daughter Heather. Once when Arthus driving with his family, he witnesses the Thanos spaceship being land. Thanos didn’t want any suspect of his arrival, hence he killed them off. While things were under the observation of his father, Mentor who found out about Heather’s survival and took her to his homeland and raise her to become a Titanian. After learning her hidden powers, she becomes Moondragon.

Mentor takes it seriously about Thanos threat to his own people. So that he wanted to create something who can stand him and defeat him. With the help of his father, Kronos, he collects Arthur’s soul before it had completely fled from his body, then forming a hominoid body using earth’s soil, granted superhuman powers and put his spirit inside it. Thus the new warrior was born named as Drax the Destroyer.

During the battle between Annihilation Wave and the United front, Thanos attempting to release Galactus from his prison on Annihilus’ mother ship. Before happening something, Drax broke down Thanos’ defensive shield and punch through his chest and rip out his heart, eventually kill him.


Even his father Mentor fail to defeat him, but Squirrel Girl easily manage to defeat him in a single battle. Real name Doreen Green who always wonder about her gene modification that granted her Squirrel like abilities. She granted Razor sharp claws, a prehensile tail and enhance the sense of smell and obviously superhuman powers. With her Squirrel army led by her sidekick Tippy-Toe, Doreen challenge Thanos.

In the marvel cannon of GLX-MAS #1 which was published as special holiday issue. After the whole event, the Watcher who also witness the Thanos’ failure, he confirms that it was not a clone or imposter of him. But later on, Thanos claims that it wasn’t actually him.


In his journey toward victory over the world, he met the embodiment of death in a female human form who later becomes his companion. To earn her love and prove himself a worthy Titan, he destroys his whole family. He decided to acquire more and more powers. He went search for Cosmic Cube which brought into existence by the Subversive organization. By using it he becomes the Godlike wraith. With this transformation, he fought with Avengers and Captain Marvel. However, Captain Marvel trick Thanos that by continuously using the cosmic cube, he will drain it. This allows Captain to grab the cosmic cube and restore the universe back. Being back to his normal mortal form, he rejected by Mistress Death because of his failure. So again prove his love toward her, he sought for searching Infinity Gems and seek to destroy half of the universe.


As his powers increase continuously, during his journey, he raises multiple Childs one of which is Gamora. She was the only survivor of the alien from the Zen Whoberis race which was wiped out by zealous religious in order to build the galaxy wide empire. But our super villain, Thanos rescuer her, raise her and used advanced technology to endow her with incredible humanoid abilities. In the movie, we have witness Gamora’s abilities. Thanos train her as a weapon to use against Magus. Thanos ensure that Gamora’s childhood won’t be affected. Hence he acted as a father and celebrates the various occasion with her. Being adult, she becomes a master of martial artist

The second child is Thane who is the secret Inhuman son Thanos. After his return journey from Inhuman, one Inhuman woman returns home pregnant with Thanos’ child. Later on, the child grew to adulthood calling himself Thane, son of Thanos and become a healer among his people.

A third child named as Rot, son of Death. Death always kept a certain distance between her and Thanos, but when Thanos died, all of his soul energy instantly merges with her which results in creation Rot.
The Marvel had revealed Thanos’s too many children during D23 Expo and the twitter post is as follow


1. In the comics, he owned a helicopter.
2. Once trick Galactus and seduce him and became Galactus.
3. He always has the desire to lose against someone who was strong and worthy. Hence he travels across the galaxy and fights with warriors. After that at some point, he learns about Avengers and decided to fight with them.
4. Once he was arrested by regular police cops.
5. According to the fan theory, Thanos name is made up from the names of Infinity stones:

T-Tesseract (Space Stone)
H-Heimdall (Soul Gem)
A-Aether (Reality Gem)
N-Neckless (Time Gem)
O-Orb (Power Gem)
S-Scepter (Mind Gem)

So what do you think about Thanos??? I am sure when next year Thanos meets the Avengers, some of his histories will change, but we will witness his live action villainous Avatar.
Share your views about Thanos in the comment section.

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Source: Marvel wiki


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