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* BigBad: Serves as the main villain of the ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' films, where he finally completes his ArtifactOfDoom and every hero in the Universe comes after him.

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* BigBad: Serves as the main villain of the ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' films, where he finally completes gets his ArtifactOfDoom hands on the Infinity Gauntlet, and with it, the power to [[GalacticConqueror conquer the Universe]] and every hero in the Universe comes after him.


* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight vigilantism just about all the heroes also subscribe to. He's so certain due to his TheNeedsOfTheMany philosophy that he's doing the right thing, he's become an OmnicidalManiac despite just about everyone else telling him he's not just wrong but gone completely insane.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight vigilantism just about all the heroes also subscribe to. He's so certain due to losing his people and his TheNeedsOfTheMany philosophy that he's doing the right thing, he's become an OmnicidalManiac despite just about everyone else telling him he's not just wrong but gone completely insane.


* SinisterSurveillance: Thanos keeps an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows that two Infinity Stones are on Earth, including the Time Stone kept by the Masters of Mystic Arts who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who were unknown to the Avengers. According to [[invoked]]WordOfGod, he knows Iron Man by name because he has investigated why his forces [[Film/TheAvengers2012 failed in New York]]. He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship. And he knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend -- he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.

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* SinisterSurveillance: Thanos keeps an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians.Asgard. He knows that two Infinity Stones are on Earth, including the Time Stone kept by the Masters of Mystic Arts who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who were unknown to the Avengers. According to [[invoked]]WordOfGod, he knows Iron Man by name because he has investigated why his forces [[Film/TheAvengers2012 failed in New York]]. He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship. And he knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend -- he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.


* SinisterSurveillance: Thanos keeps an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows that two Infinity Stones are on Earth, including the Time Stone kept by the Masters of Mystic Arts who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who were unknown to the Avengers. He knows Iron Man by name because he investigated why his forces failed in New York. He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship. He also knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend -- he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.

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* SinisterSurveillance: Thanos keeps an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows that two Infinity Stones are on Earth, including the Time Stone kept by the Masters of Mystic Arts who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who were unknown to the Avengers. He According to [[invoked]]WordOfGod, he knows Iron Man by name because he has investigated why his forces [[Film/TheAvengers2012 failed in New York.York]]. He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship. He also And he knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend -- he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.


* SinisterSurveillance: It's strongly implied that Thanos has used his advanced technology to keep an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows where all the Infinity Stones are on earth, even the Time Stone, kept by Dr. Strange who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who was unknown to the Avengers. He knows Iron Man by name and his comment about both of them being "burdened with knowledge" implies that he's aware of the WellIntentionedExtremist stunts pulled by Tony in ''Age of Ultron'' and ''Civil War'' all to prepare the Earth for another cosmic threat (i.e. him). He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship, apparently aware of the status of Asgard after Hela's return. He also knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend, although he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.

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* SinisterSurveillance: It's strongly implied that Thanos has used his advanced technology to keep keeps an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows where all the that two Infinity Stones are on earth, even Earth, including the Time Stone, Stone kept by Dr. Strange the Masters of Mystic Arts who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who was were unknown to the Avengers. He knows Iron Man by name and because he investigated why his comment about both of them being "burdened with knowledge" implies that he's aware of the WellIntentionedExtremist stunts pulled by Tony forces failed in ''Age of Ultron'' and ''Civil War'' all to prepare the Earth for another cosmic threat (i.e. him). New York. He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship, apparently aware of the status of Asgard after Hela's return. ship. He also knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend, although boyfriend -- he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.

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* SinisterSurveillance: It's strongly implied that Thanos has used his advanced technology to keep an eye on happenings on Earth and Asgard, while also tracking the activities of the Guardians. He knows where all the Infinity Stones are on earth, even the Time Stone, kept by Dr. Strange who didn't confront him before ''Infinity War'' and who was unknown to the Avengers. He knows Iron Man by name and his comment about both of them being "burdened with knowledge" implies that he's aware of the WellIntentionedExtremist stunts pulled by Tony in ''Age of Ultron'' and ''Civil War'' all to prepare the Earth for another cosmic threat (i.e. him). He also intercepts the Asgard refugee ship, apparently aware of the status of Asgard after Hela's return. He also knows a great deal about Peter Quill, calling him Gamora's boyfriend, although he may have learned or inferred that from his torture of Nebula and extracting information from her.


* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight vigilantism just about all the heroes also subscribe to. He's so certain due to his own FreudianExcuse and TheNeedsOfTheMany philosophy that he's doing the right thing, he's become an OmnicidalManiac despite just about everyone else telling him he's not just wrong but gone completely insane.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight vigilantism just about all the heroes also subscribe to. He's so certain due to his own FreudianExcuse and TheNeedsOfTheMany philosophy that he's doing the right thing, he's become an OmnicidalManiac despite just about everyone else telling him he's not just wrong but gone completely insane.


->''"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'''."''

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->''"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. But I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run it, run from it. Destiny it...destiny arrives all the same. And now it's here. Or should I say, '''I am'''."''


** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. They are both are the last of their kind and sought for infinite power. But while Ego's goal was driven by his [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] by [[TheAssimilator assimilating himself with the universe]], Thanos is a WellIntentionedExtremist sought the Infinity Stones to save the universe via PopulationControl. Thanos for all his faults is also a NobleDemon who even shows respect and even sympathy to his opponents, whereas Ego saw all other lifeforms as beneath him, even his own son Peter was nothing more than a means to an end. Unlike [[ObliviouslyEvil Ego]], Thanos knows full well that what he's doing is morally questionable, but saw it as a NecessaryEvil. Even their willingness to sacrifice those they loved for the sake of achieving their goal has a difference beneath the surface; Ego killed Meredith in the ''possibility'' he would abandon of his goal even though he could have just let her be, Thanos on the other hand had no win-win situation as he had to either sacrifice obtaining the Soul Stone or Gamora's life.

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** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. They are both are the last of their kind and sought for infinite power. But while Ego's goal was driven by his [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] by [[TheAssimilator assimilating himself with the universe]], Thanos is a WellIntentionedExtremist sought the Infinity Stones to save the universe via PopulationControl. Thanos for all his faults is also a NobleDemon who even shows respect and even sympathy to his opponents, whereas Ego saw all other lifeforms as beneath him, even his own son Peter was nothing more than a means to an end. Unlike [[ObliviouslyEvil Ego]], Thanos knows full well that what he's doing is morally questionable, but saw it as a NecessaryEvil. Even their willingness to sacrifice those they loved for the sake of achieving their goal has a difference beneath the surface; Ego killed Meredith in the ''possibility'' he would abandon of his goal even though he could have just let her be, Thanos on the other hand had no win-win situation as he had to either sacrifice obtaining the Soul Stone or Gamora's life.


** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. They are both are the last of their kind and sought for infinite power. But while Ego's goal was driven by his [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] by [[TheAssimilator assimilating himself with the universe, Thanos is a WellIntentionedExtremist sought the Infinity Stones to save the universe via PopulationControl. Thanos for all his faults is also a NobleDemon who even shows respect and even sympathy to his opponents, whereas Ego saw all other lifeforms as beneath him, even his own son Peter was nothing more than a means to an end. Unlike [[ObliviouslyEvil Ego]], Thanos knows full well that what he's doing is morally questionable, but saw it as a NecessaryEvil. Even their willingness to sacrifice those they loved for the sake of achieving their goal has a difference beneath the surface; Ego killed Meredith in the ''possibility'' he would abandon of his goal even though he could have just let her be, Thanos on the other hand had no win-win situation as he had to either sacrifice obtaining the Soul Stone or Gamora's life.

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** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. They are both are the last of their kind and sought for infinite power. But while Ego's goal was driven by his [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] by [[TheAssimilator assimilating himself with the universe, universe]], Thanos is a WellIntentionedExtremist sought the Infinity Stones to save the universe via PopulationControl. Thanos for all his faults is also a NobleDemon who even shows respect and even sympathy to his opponents, whereas Ego saw all other lifeforms as beneath him, even his own son Peter was nothing more than a means to an end. Unlike [[ObliviouslyEvil Ego]], Thanos knows full well that what he's doing is morally questionable, but saw it as a NecessaryEvil. Even their willingness to sacrifice those they loved for the sake of achieving their goal has a difference beneath the surface; Ego killed Meredith in the ''possibility'' he would abandon of his goal even though he could have just let her be, Thanos on the other hand had no win-win situation as he had to either sacrifice obtaining the Soul Stone or Gamora's life.


** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. While Ego was Quill's biological father who saw other forms of life as beneath him, and only cared for his children so long as they could aid his mission in life to [[TheAssimilator assimilate the universe]]; Thanos is Gamora's adopted father, and chose to sacrifice her because he genuinely loved her in order to obtain the Soul Stone for his own mission of saving life in general [[PopulationControl by "only" killing off half the population in the universe]].

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** Also one to Ego for the Guardians. While Ego They are both are the last of their kind and sought for infinite power. But while Ego's goal was Quill's biological father who saw other forms of life as beneath him, and only cared for driven by his children so long as they could aid his mission in life to [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] by [[TheAssimilator assimilate assimilating himself with the universe]]; universe, Thanos is Gamora's adopted father, a WellIntentionedExtremist sought the Infinity Stones to save the universe via PopulationControl. Thanos for all his faults is also a NobleDemon who even shows respect and chose even sympathy to his opponents, whereas Ego saw all other lifeforms as beneath him, even his own son Peter was nothing more than a means to an end. Unlike [[ObliviouslyEvil Ego]], Thanos knows full well that what he's doing is morally questionable, but saw it as a NecessaryEvil. Even their willingness to sacrifice her because he genuinely those they loved for the sake of achieving their goal has a difference beneath the surface; Ego killed Meredith in the ''possibility'' he would abandon of his goal even though he could have just let her in order be, Thanos on the other hand had no win-win situation as he had to obtain either sacrifice obtaining the Soul Stone for his own mission of saving life in general [[PopulationControl by "only" killing off half the population in the universe]].or Gamora's life.


* DotingGrandparent: Having lived for ''centuries'', Thanos rightfully regards everyone he meets as "grandchildren" in comparison. Towards "grandchildren" who have demonstrated courage and strength of character, such as Tony and Wanda, he is shown to comfort them with [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead by gently stroking their heads]] after they are physically and/or emotionally broken confronting him, and often refers to heroes (women/little girls in particular) as "Little One" and "Child" with genuine warmth and affection.


* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and Myth/NorseMythology (which has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.

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* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and Myth/NorseMythology (which has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous.blasphemy of the highest order. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.


* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and Myth/NorseMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.

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* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and Myth/NorseMythology (which has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.


* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and /NorseMythology/NorseMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.

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* AGodAmI: Despite his impersonal goals, Thanos considers himself synonymous with Destiny. Given that in both Myth/ClassicalMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananke Ananke]] and the Moirai) and /NorseMythology/NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology (which has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norns Norns]]) Destiny was the force ''above'' the gods, his boast is utterly blasphemous. He describes his plan for the universe as "salvation", and allows Ebony Maw to describe his slaughter as a sort of religious liberation. Thanos feels he has a right to eliminate half the lives in the universe and identifies himself with the [[Literature/BookOfExodus divine name revealed to Moses]], "'''I am'''." He later states that not killing ''everyone'' is him showing mercy.

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