Personal Info:
Real Name: Thanos
Also Known As: The Mad Titan, Masterlord, The Overmaster, Thanos Rex
Place Of Birth: Titan, moon of Saturn
First Appearance: Iron Man Vol.1 #55 (1973) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Death, Nebula, Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Supergiant, Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw
Group Affiliation: Leader of the Black Order, Eternals
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Avengers, Adam Warlock, Guardians Of The Galaxy and the Silver Surfer
Creators: Jim Starlin
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By far the strongest and most powerful Titanian Eternal, Thanos is a superhuman mutant whose massive, heavy-bodied form was born with the capacity to synthesize cosmic energy for certain personal uses. Thanos has increased his powers through bionic amplification, mystical enhancement, and as a result of being resurrected by Death itself.
Enhanced Abilities: Thanos has vast super human strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability.
Genius: Thanos is a genius in virtually all known fields of advanced science and has created technology far exceeding contemporary Earth science.
Invulnerability: Thanos’ mutated hide makes him nearly invulnerable to physical and energy attacks.
Regenerative/ Healing Factor: Despite his extraordinary durability, it is possible to injure Thanos. Like all Eternals, however, Thanos is capable of regenerating damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than a human being.
Immortality: Thanos, like all Eternals, is immortal in the sense that he is immune to all known diseases and infections and is immune to the effects of aging. Thanos was formerly banned by Death itself from entering its realm, rendering him truly immortal.
Life Support: Thanos can withstand prolonged exposure to the vacuum of space without suffering damage. He can survive indefinitely without food or water.
Energy Manipulation/Control: Thanos has displayed great versatility in the use of his energy projection abilities. He has demonstrated the ability to project pure energy as a concussive force, gamma radiation bursts, "magnetic" energy, infrared heat-beams from his eyes, and disruptor beams, as well as form vastly powerful energy shields, barriers, and force-fields. It is also very likely that Thanos is very capable of flight and levitation by negating the force of gravity on his body as well as fly in space at faster-than-light speeds but Thanos very rarely if ever does so. The exact extent of Thanos’ energy projection abilities is unknown,
Telepathy: Thanos possesses vast psionic abilities. His mind is invulnerable to most forms of psychic attack. So far Thanos has demonstrated the ability to project blasts of psionic energy, as well as being able to shut down another being's mind and can communicate telepathically with most if not all beings.
Matter Manipulation and Control: Thanos has demonstrated the ability to manipulate matter on the atomic level similar to other Earthborn Eternals.
Teleportation: Thanos can teleport huge distances but has not developed the power as a battle tactic.
Infinity Gauntlet: Thanos has possessed a gauntlet specifically designed to hold the Infinity Gems. With this item, he is nigh omnipotent.
Time Machine: Thanos has been shown to have possessed a time machine.
Stasis Rifle: Thanos possesses an experimental weapon capable of generating a cube of pure force, which envelops the target and places them into near-complete physical stasis.
Born to the Eternals Mentor and Sui-San, Thanos was subject to the Deviant gene at birth. As a result, Thanos became like that of a 'mutant' of Titan (the sixth orbiting moon of Saturn) where he developed a purple, hide-like skin along with strength and other physical abilities far surpassing that of other Titans. This mutation also augmented the powers he inherently possessed as a descendant of the Eternals. Growing to become most powerful Titan, his skin would develop in fashion which allowed the Titan to not only absorb cosmic energy at an atomic level but then manipulate it into kinetic force by conscious choice.
Though never shunned by his family as a youth, Thanos was feared and shunned by his fellow Titans peers as a result of his unique qualities. His brother, Eros, was groomed from their childhood to eventually replace their father in the role of what constituted a leader among their people. Eros would throughout their youth be surrounded by loving friends and family whom much favoured him over Thanos. Feeling the sting of such ostracism, Thanos would find solace and purpose in other venues. Though one fateful day in an all but forgotten subterranean temple, an enterprising young Thanos would find companionship in the form of Mistress Death. Decades would pass and their relationship grew and eventually blossomed into a dark and forbidden romance. Under Death's tutelage he grew even stronger and more powerful, well versed in the black arts which had long been forbidden on Titan. She taught him knowledge is power and that power is everything. With these revelations and maturity, rebellion against his father The Mentor and even Thanos' own ensuing exile were not far away. When his father discovered Thanos conducting forbidden experiments, he expelled Thanos from Titan though not without a heavy heart. But fuelled by his hatred for this slight, Thanos would amass even more knowledge, skill and power via mysticism, meditation and bionics during his century long isolation. Having surpassed all the others Eternals in power and strength, Thanos decided to return to Titan to display this new found might. Yet Thanos would not come home with the intentions his Father had hoped for resulting from his punishment. Instead of atonement, Thanos attacked the planet with nuclear weaponry while orbiting Titan. However - Thanos had miscalculated Titan's defences in his haste to sate his anger. This allowed some to escape the onslaught. However, only a handful of what was thousands survived the horror and as chance would have it neither Thanos' brother nor father were on Titan during the assault. To Thanos' regret his mother was not so fortunate as she was the one member of his family he might have spared. In the aftermath, Thanos left the remains of Titan and returned to space. Proving his devotion and worth to Death was all that mattered to the Titan with his home now crushed in his wake. During this time in the cosmos Thanos began to conquer and pillage many worlds acquiring vast resources such as an assortment of followers, technology, weapons and space craft, in order to , make himself a worthy consort to his beloved death.
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