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Thanos (Marvel)
Real Name: Dione
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Son of Mentor and San-Sui, brother of Eros, Thanos is an Eternal, a resident of Titan. At a young age, Thanos became obsessed with death. Expelled from Titan because of crimes he committed, Thanos would eventually return to Titan, unleashing a nuclear attack which killed his own mother.

Eventually, Thanos became aware of the object known as the Cosmic Cube, which Thanos hoped to use to raise his status from Demigod to God. Foiled by Captain Marvel, Thanos seemingly died in combat.

Not dying so easily, Thanos reincorporated his body and offered his services to Adam Warlock in battle against the Magus and the Universal Church of Truth. It was in these battles that Thanos learned of the Infinity Gems for the first time which would become his obsession for the majority of his life.

Eventually Thanos would be turned into a statue by Adam Warlock, only to be returned to life years later by Death herself.

Thanos then set out to create the Infinity Gauntlet in order to wipe out half of the population of the universe.

In later years, Thanos has seemingly reformed his evil ways, it remains to be seen if these changes are permanent.

began relationship with hela in mighty thor #700

His mother had intented to name him "Dione" before seeing the horror that her baby was and instead immediately after renamed him Thanos (Thanos #14)

Although Iron Man (1968) #55 is traditionally considered to be the first appearance of Thanos, he does not appear in this issue; a robot duplicate of Thanos appears, other appearances are in flashback. The first full appearance of Thanos is Captain Mavel (1968) #27.

First Appearance: Iron Man (1968) #55

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Issue Appearances:
A-Force (2016)
Age of Ultron (2013)
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016)
Alpha Flight (1983)
Annihilation (2006)
Annihilation Classic (2008)
Annihilation Prologue (2006)
Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files (2006)
Annihilation: Saga (2007)
Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006)
Asgardians of the Galaxy (2018)
Avengers (2013)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Avengers Finale (2005)
Avengers World (2014)
Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
Black Bolt (2017)
Black Panther (2016)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
Captain Marvel (1968)
Captain Marvel (1995)
Captain Marvel (2000)
Captain Marvel (2016)
Civil War II (2016)
Civil War II: X-Men (2016)
Cloak and Dagger (1990)
Cloak and Dagger (2018)
Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018)
Cosmic Powers (1994)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Cyberspace 3000 (1993)
Daredevil (1964)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Marvel (1996)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2013)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
Deadpool vs. Thanos (2015)
Doctor Strange (2018)
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Drax the Destroyer (2005)
Eternals (2008)
Falcon (2017)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt (2011)
Free Comic Book Day 2013 (Infinity) (2013)
Free Comic Book Day 2014 (Guardians of the Galaxy) (2014)
Free Comic Book Day 2015 (Secret Wars) (2015)
Free Comic Book Day 2016 (Civil War II) (2016)
GLX-Mas Special (2006)
Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances (1995)
Guardians of Infinity (2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Infinite Comics) (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever (2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Games (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers (2013)
Guardians Team-Up (2015)
Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up (2017)
Hercules (1984)
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
History of the Marvel Universe (2019)
Hulk (2017)
Infinity (2013)
Infinity Abyss (2002)
Infinity Countdown (2018)
Infinity Countdown Prime (2018)
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock (2018)
Infinity Countdown: Champions (2018)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
Infinity Gauntlet (2015)
Infinity War (1992)
Infinity Wars (2018)
Infinity Wars Prime (2018)
Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian (2019)
Infinity: Heist (2013)
Inhumanity (2014)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man: Fatal Frontier (2013)
Ironheart (2019)
Ka-Zar (1997)
Legendary Star-Lord (2014)
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009)
Logan's Run (1977)
Lunatik (1995)
Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus (2014)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Avengers Assemble (2015)
Marvel Comics (2019)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Feature (1971)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Holiday Magazine 2010 (2010)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue (1991)
Marvel Now! Previews (2016)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy [II] (2015)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
Maximum Security Dangerous Planet (2000)
Mighty Avengers (2013)
Mighty Thor (2016)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Avengers (2013)
Not Brand Echh (1967)
Nova (2013)
Nova (2017)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Quasar (1989)
Rune (1995)
Rune/Silver Surfer (1995)
Secret Defenders (1993)
Secret Empire (2017)
Secret Wars (2015)
Shame Itself (2012)
She-Hulk (2005)
She-Hulk (2018)
Siege (2015)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Silver Surfer: Dangerous Artifacts (1996)
Sleepwalker (1991)
Spider-Man (1990)
Spider-Man [GER] (2013)
Spider-Man Team-Up (1995)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Tails of the Pet Avengers (2009)
Thanos (2003)
Thanos (2014)
Thanos (2017)
Thanos (2019)
Thanos Legacy (2018)
Thanos Rising (2013)
Thanos Sourcebook (2010)
Thanos Vs. Hulk (2014)
Thanos: A God Up There Listening (Infinite) (2014)
Thanos: The Infinity Conflict (2018)
Thanos: The Infinity Ending (2019)
Thanos: The Infinity Finale (2016)
Thanos: The Infinity Relativity (2015)
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014)
Thanos: The Infinity Siblings (2018)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
The Avengers (1963)
The Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular (1990)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Infinity Entity (2016)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Marvel Masterpieces 2 Collection (1994)
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (1972)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Super-Heroes (1975)
The Thanos Imperative (2010)
The Thanos Imperative: Devastation (2011)
The Thanos Imperative: Ignition (2010)
The Thanos Quest (1990)
The Ultimates (2016)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
The Unworthy Thor (2017)
Thor (1966)
Thor (1998)
Thor (2018)
Thor: The Legend (1996)
Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018)
Ultimates 2 (2017)
Vision (2016)
Warlock (1972)
Warlock (1998)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Warlock Chronicles (1993)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
What If? Annihilation (2008)
What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
What If...? (1989)
What The--?! (1988)
Wolverine: Infinity Watch (2019)
Wonder Man (1991)
X-Factor (1986)
X-Man (1995)

Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Super Heroes (1995)
Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 : New Age of Heroes (2000)

Group Affiliation(s):
Cabal (Marvel)(02 - Time Runs Out/Secret Wars)
Eternals (Marvel)
Eternals of Titan (Marvel)
Infinity Watch (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"Am I not Thanos?! Did I not butcher the woman who gave me birth, who force-fed me into this hell called life?! Is not the wake of my passing crimson with the blood of my enemies and allies alike?! Death is with me every second of the day! My every moment is spent in either dealing out death or worshipping it! So tell me, who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death's consort?"

"My name is Thanos, and my name means Death."

"Who would have thought that becoming God would be such a hollow victory?"

"The heavens will run red with blood. But in the end, as always, Thanos will stand triumphant!"

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