The Original Thanos is Back To Prove Fans Wrong About His True Obsession – What We Know!

Warning: Comprises spoilers for Avengers #53

In Avengers #53, the previous and motivations of Child Thanos come to mild, displaying that this model of the Mad Titan is nearer to the character’s roots than the “important” Thanos that appeared in Marvel Comics for the previous few years.

Child Thanos was launched in Avengers #50 as one of many members of the Multiversal Masters of Evil assembled by Doom Supreme and Mephisto to take over all Earths throughout the Multiverse. Not a lot was identified in regards to the character, in addition to the truth that he’s a power-hungry lunatic who traveled to the previous to beat Earth, however was repelled by the Prehistoric Avengers. Even when younger (by Everlasting requirements), he’s a harmful foe, as any model of Thanos needs to be. Nonetheless, Avengers #50 – by Jason Aaron, Juan Frigeri, and David Curiel – gave readers a glimpse into his previous, revealing horrific particulars.

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Child Thanos is offered extra like a scientist than a warrior. He’s fascinated by dwelling creatures and, eager to find out how they work, he disassembles them, similar to clocks. Child Thanos began with animals, then moved to his fellow Eternals of Titan, whom he thought-about “troglodytes” and “utter waste of carbon.” After vivisecting 4 or 5 of them, he had a revelation: different dwelling beings existed just for his edification, to raise him to the next state. This Thanos considers himself to be “in each fiber of my being – a scientist.” He’s obsessive about data with what he describes as a “voracious starvation.” This depiction of the character, whereas bone-chilling, is definitely a lot nearer to what Thanos was initially meant to be by his creator, Jim Starlin.


For almost all of his Marvel profession, Thanos was certainly a significant villain, however one which might be extra simply characterised as a mad scientist than a warrior. Most of his early exploit see Thanos busy with gathering mighty artifacts, such because the Cosmic Dice or the Infinity Gauntlet, however he does that not only for the facility, however for the data that comes with it. The truth is, after his temporary stint as a supreme being through the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, Thanos strikes away from villainous actions for some time, and he’s fortunately pursuing his real love, which isn’t Death, however somewhat data (probably of the forbidden variety). A lot of the Thanos tales written by Starlin after the Infinity Trilogy current him as remoted, melancholic, and seeking the true goal of his life.

This quest for a goal is shared by Child Thanos: the extra he learns in regards to the world round him (in ugly methods), the extra he wonders about himself. Lastly, in his twisted psyche, it turns into clear that the reply to his questions can solely lie within the place the place he got here from: inside his mom. That’s why he murdered her, to open her up and look inside. It’s psychotic, however it’s additionally a a lot more true depiction of Thanos than what readers bought used to over the previous years. Because of the success of the films Avengers: Infinity Battle and Avengers: Endgame, Thanos is extra simply acknowledged as a warmongering conqueror, and the comics tailored to his depictions within the MCU. Nonetheless, these are considerably reductive, as there may be far more to Thanos than that: a mad scientist, obsessive about the pursuit of pure data to the purpose of forgoing any morals or ethics.

Thanos’ ugly homicide of his mom has been launched solely just lately within the continuity of the character (in 2019’s Thanos Rising, by Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi, and Simone Peruzzi). Nonetheless, connecting the heinous act together with his voracious starvation, Child Thanos reminded readers of the roots of the character, and of how his true obsession was by no means for Death, however for one thing doubtlessly extra harmful: data.

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