Weakness must be cast aside for the sake of power.
~ Thanos

I know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right, yet to fail nonetheless. It's frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now it's here. Or should I say, I am.
~ Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
~ Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos, (real name Dione) is a character from Marvel Comics who is an enemy of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four and many others. He fought Darkseid in the season 5 finale of Death Battle.


He is regarded as the evilest, sadistic and chaotic supervillain in the entire Marvel Comics universe, exceedingly surpassing the likes of Dormammu and Mephisto. He serves as the big bad and he basically shows zero sympathies and no altruism. Thus, he is considered as a Complete Monster. His sadism and violent tendency extend from brutally killing loved heroes to destroying half of the universe which is the all-time worst villainous acts in fiction. His acts are definitely pure evil. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the character, he is portrayed as a far more heroic person, annihilating half of the universe’s population in an attempt to save the other universes from his planet's fate.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

Battles Royale

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Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 7
  • Losses: 5
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents

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Thanos is one of the last sons of the Titanian Eternals A'Lars and Sui-San, slaughtering his own people can becoming known among the galactic communities as the "Mad Titan." Motivated by his ambition and obsession for death, Thanos becomes cosmic warlord who rules over a distant region of space called Acheron. His ultimate goal is the possession of the Infinity Stones so he can impress the cosmic being Mistress Death by rewriting existence itself.

Death Battle Info (Official)


  • Height: 6'7" | 200.6 cm
  • Weight: 985 lbs | 446.8 kg
  • Age: 2,235 years
  • Race: Eternal
  • Birth name: Dione
  • Homeworld: Titan
  • Aliases: The Mad Titan, Purple Shrek
  • Former Occupations: Farmer, pirate, god


  • Eternal physiology
  • Energy manipulation
  • Psionic telepathy & telekinesis
  • Personal force fields
  • Robotic drones
  • Stasis rifle
  • Space Throne
  • Cosmic Cube


  • Survived a black hole
  • Withstood Odin's power
  • Broke the Cosmi-Rod
  • Lifted the Galactus Engine
  • Powered through the Nexus of Reality
  • Punched a planet so hard it exploded
  • Outsmarted Grandmaster
  • Enslaved 12 cosmic beings
  • Killed half the universe's population

Infinity Gauntlet

  • Power Stone
    • Grants incredible strength, durability, & energy manipulation
    • Supplies power to the other gems
  • Originally red, now purple
  • Space Stone
    • Grants immediate travel through all space, such as teleportation
    • Originally purple, now blue
  • Reality Stone
    • Grants infinite reality manipulation
    • Originally yellow, now red
  • Soul Stone
    • Grants ability to see, attack, or steal a being's soul
    • Originally green, now orange
  • Time Stone
    • Grants complete control over time
    • Originally orange, now green
  • Mind Stone
    • Grants limitless telepathic & telekinetic abilities
    • Originally blue, now yellow

Death Battle Info (Fanon)

As a mutant variation of the Titanian Eternals, Thanos has immense strength and vitality along with nigh-limitless stamina. His physiology not only lets him survive hits from beings like the Hulk but also regenerate from these wounds quickly and absorb/project vast quantities of cosmic energy. Thanos is also an accomplished manipulator, a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and a genius in virtually all known fields of advanced science.

Infinity Gauntlet

A relic that gives the owner near-omnipotent powers. It is powered by the six Infinity Stones, six gems of vast power created from singularities at the end of the previous universe which separately make one god-like in their own right if used properly.

Time Stone: Gives the user control over time itself, ranging from reversing or accelerating the flow of time to stopping time in an instant or creating a time-loop that only the user can cancel. It can age enemies into dust; so long as they don't have eternal life. It can also reverse all damage Thanos or any other Infinity Stone suffers; so long as Thanos and the Time Stone aren't destroyed or incapacitated.

Space Stone: Limitless manipulation of space, allowing for teleportation, dimensional manipulation, the creation of wormholes, self-multiplication, etc.

Soul Stone: Limitless manipulation of souls both alive and dead also has shown to be able to evolve or devolve a being both physically and mentally.

Reality Stone: Locally or universally alters the natural laws of the universe to the wielder's will, draining the life force of lesser beings who possess it. It can also disable opponents or weapons by turning them into bubbles or dismantling them into cubes.

Power Stone: Controls all of the power in the universe. Grants the user infinite strength and makes them invincible to physical attacks. It can be used to augment or inhibit any force, causing lesser beings holding it to combust in a massive explosion. It also increases the power of the other infinity stones.

Mind Stone: Taps the user into the universal consciousness, allowing for unlimited manipulation of psionic powers including telepathy and telekinesis or to subjugate the wills of others.

Heart of Universe

Thanos discovered the existence of an infinite source of energy, from which emanates all physical and metaphysical energies, what he called the heart of the universe (also known as the heart of the infinite). This cosmic artifact is able to overcome other similar artifacts like the Infinity Stones.


  • Destructive Potential
    • While possessing the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos effortlessly used it to wish for half of all life in the known universe to cease.
    • Thanos was able to slightly damage Galactus' armor and blast the Devourer of Worlds off his feet
    • Broke the shield of the Captain America with a bitchslap
    • Was able to hold his own against Beyonder/Kosmos.
  • Strength
    • Thanos has destroyed planets with the simple force of his blows
    • Defeated Adam Warlock with little effort
    • On par with Hulk and Thor in terms of strength (including without the Infinity Gauntlet)
    • One-shots The Thing 
    • Beats the Hulk so badly that he absolutely refuses to transform (Infinity War)
    • Knocked out several god-like characters with his strength
    • Lifted Ego the Living Planet
    • Cracked the Reality Stone with a punch. (Marvel vs. Capcom)
  • Capable of surviving planet destroying attacks
    • Survived traveling across dimensions; easily resisting various reality distortions. [1]
    • Once endured and escaped from a black-hole
    • Silver Surfer's energy attacks merely annoyed Thanos 
    • Thanos has withstood three full screams from Black Bolt
    • Thanos has been shown to survive point-blank blasts from Odin and Galactus
    • Thanos has withstood a battering from an enraged, Power Gem-wielding Thor with all but a bloody nose.
    • Easily survived being stabbed through the chest by Wolverine
    • Took punches from Drax the Destroyer and The Hulk at the same time
    • His forcefields easily block blows from the Hulk and Thor [2]
  • Has knowledge of the universe rivaling and sometimes surpassing the wisdom of the other gods of Marvel.
  • He gave immortality to Deadpool so he could not be with Mistress Death
  • He is respected by some of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe
  • Kills an entire army of Ovin Mercenary, stated to be the deadliest army in the galaxy, out of boredom 
  • In an alternate universe, makes the Hulk in his attack dog
  • In an alternate universe, Kills Galactus with relative ease
  • In an alternate universe, He killed everybody in the MarvelUniverse
  • While in possession of the Heart of the Universe, Thanos obliterated everything, even the Living Tribunal, Thanos then instantaneously. Rebooted the universe out of boredom in the resulting void before discarding his divinity.
  • Assembled and owned the Infinity Gauntlet 17 separate times throughout the Marvel Multiverse: almost as frequently as every other owner of the gauntlet combined.
  • Has turned half of the universe to dust just by a snap of his fingers.


  • Thanos defeated the most powerful gods within Marvel.
    • Defeated and killed the cosmic entity: Eternity.
    • Destroyed the Celestials.
    • Overpowered the Living Tribunal and Galactus.
      • Once defeated all those cosmic entities with the infinity gauntlet
      • Effortlessly defeated the otherwise invincible Wolverine.
    • Thanos defeated the Silver Surfer on several occasions
    • On multiple occasions has held his ground, and frequently defeats superhero teams like the Avengers.
      • Overpowered Thor and Hulk multiple times (including without the IG).
  • Thanos breaks the reality stone to weaken Ultron Sigma.


  • Even in battle, Thanos has had his Infinity Gauntlet stolen by his enemies. To use the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos must have the stones embedded in the Gauntlet. Preventing him from doing so will make him far easier to defeat. [3]
  • The Infinity Stones individually have weaknesses.
    • Infinity Stones can be destroyed by certain magical ways (assuming Thanos doesn't reverse the damage with the Time Stone).
    • It is possible to make magic or technology that can contain the power of the Infinity Stones
    • The Time Stone cannot kill enemies who possess eternal life.
      • Aging Thor actually gives him more experience and thus more power. [4]
    • Teleporting with the Space Stone can be detected by enemies with high skill and agility. [5]
    • Characters with high willpower or common-sense can resist the Reality Stone's brainwashing or illusions [6]
  • Some magical or godlike characters or items can resist the Infinity Stones.
  • Durability has limits.
    • Vulnerable to bladed weapons; especially adamantium, magical or cosmic metals.
  • The magic from the Infinity Stones can be redirected to hit Thanos [7]
  • The Infinity Gauntlet cannot work outside of the dimension it originates from.
    • Darkseid attempted to use the IG, but couldn't due to this.
  • Sometimes is so powerful that he discards his divine power out of boredom.
  • Massive ego makes him surprisingly easy to trick
  • It is always rejected by the Mistress Death
  • Has a helicopter, for some reason...[8]
  • To use the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos must clench them in his fist. Preventing him from doing so will make him far easier to defeat.


Despite his power; Thanos has been defeated multiple times.

  • Have never been able to defeat The One Above All
    • TOAA is immune to the powers of the Infinity Gauntlet since it was TOAA who created the Infinity Stones.
    • TOAA is mentally omnipresent and can manipulate events that lead to Thanos' (or any other user of the Infinity Gauntlet) defeat.
  • The Living Tribunal and Dr. Doom (imbued with the energy of the Beyonders) have also overwhelmed the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Thanos (or a clone of Thanos) was easily defeated by Squirrel Girl.
  • Has lost to The Avengers and similar superhero groups; both with and without the Infinity Gauntlet
  • In an alternate canon: Wolverine outsmarted Thanos and cut his arm off [9].
  • On some occasions, Thanos subconsciously allows himself to lose out of boredom.
  • Easily beaten without the Infinity Gauntlet by normal cops (Non-Canon)


  • Thanatos is the Greek god of death. Thanos' name and his relationship with Lady Death are based on Thanatos.