The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been revamped with powerful villains, living up to the standards set up by Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. The latest movies – case in point Avengers: Infinity War –have a lot of diversity and originality to the rogue’s gallery. And perhaps the biggest and worst of them all is Thanos who proved to be more than a match for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Thanos apparently has a soft side to him, and when he’s not busy wiping out races, he raises adoptive daughters in his spare time – to train them in the art of death and destruction. Here are X great things you need to know about the Mad Titan.
Although Thanos has committed mass genocide, laying waste to civilizations without remorse and claiming the lives of innocent aliens in the name of ‘restoring balance,’ he had a rough childhood. Thanos was born deformed and disfigured and didn’t stand a chance of survival in his planet that was ruled by deities. Being shunned by society at large played a role in making him the monster that he eventually became.
He Tried to Save Titan From Destruction
Although Titan was inhabited by powerful beings, the planet was slowly succumbing to the pressures of a growing capitalist economy. For all their superpowers and combined intelligence, their overconsumption eventually triggered an unstoppable extinction. Thanos came up with the brilliant idea to cull half the population in hopes to provide relief to the planet.
Least to say, the other Titans were shell-shocked at such a suggestion and decided to banish him from the planet.
Exiled From His Planet
After his proposition of slaughtering half the planet was soundly rejected, Thanos was labeled a madman – a threat to global peace. His fellow Titans exiled him for even mentioning such a thing, leaving him to find a new place in the cosmos. But all things considered, the doomsday event Thanos was trying to avert ravaged the planet, leaving it almost uninhabitable.
Although he was exiled from his planet for the radical ideology of ‘population control,’ Thanos wasn’t discouraged, and he retreated into deep space to recuperate and consolidate his powers. He used his superpowers to invade an asteroid field from a species of reptilian warriors known as the Chitauri. The race eventually submitted to him and became his own personal army. Thanos used this army to plunder neighboring planets and, ultimately, became known as a force to be reckoned with.
Experimenting on Nebula’s Body
While many characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have endured harsh punishments, few can ever compare to the tortures that Nebula faced as a child. For starters, she was involuntary forced to see her soon-to-be adoptive father Thanos kill her actual family. Not satisfied with the punishment she endured, Thanos pitted Nebula against his other adoptive daughter, Gamora. Every time Nebula lost, she would have her body parts permanently removed and replaced with cybernetics.
Given her troubled past, can anyone blame Nebula for having skeptical views about the world?