The MCU has given us some incredible superheroes over the course of its many films, each with a unique set of qualities and abilities that make them deserving of the title. There has been no shortage of charismatic members, from Thor’s formidable God of Thunder to Rocket Raccoon’s mouthy mercenary. It’s also given us some memorable villains, ranging from the seductive Hela to the nefarious Loki, who have provided our heroes with some spectacular conflict. But none is as terrifying as Thanos the Mad Titan, a world-conquering cosmic being defined by his own moral compass and rules of conduct.
Throughout Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, he portrayed himself as an intergalactic thug as well as a philosophical warrior. Fans of the MCU can now dive into the world of the Mad Titan thanks to the launch of Disney+, which allows them to relive the epic two-part movies in the comfort of their own homes. Thanos, as the most iconic villain in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, delivered some memorable lines, and this list will reveal 15 of them.
15 ‘YOU’RE STRONG, BUT I COULD SNAP MY FINGERS AND YOU’D ALL DIE.’ ”
A powerful foreshadowing of the pain to come in Avengers: Endgame, this quote from Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War shows that the Mad Titan is not one to mince words. In a single phrase, he acknowledges the Avengers’ might while also emphasizing that their combined power pales in comparison to the Infinity Gauntlet in Thanos’ hands. The Infinity War
ended with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and allies, from Doctor Strange to T’Challa and all his Wakandan forces, facing off against the mighty Thanos and falling victim to his use of the Infinity Gauntlet. With a snap of his fingers, half of the world’s population vanished in an instant.
14 Thanos’ Idea Of Fun
This, on the other hand, makes me smile. Thanos was a man on a mission, as
Avengers: Infinity War He could have been written off as a one-dimensional villain, but he was a villain with a complex motivation. While most people saw him as a world destroyer, he saw himself as a world creator and redeemer. He leveled entire planets so that new societies could rise from the ashes, societies with a better chance of achieving more with fewer people competing for resources. This line was never spoken in Infinity War, but it was a humorous precursor to other similar lines he would utter in his final showdown with the Avengers in Endgame. It also echoes what the villain Top Dollar said to antihero Eric Draven before attempting to kill him in The Crow: “…if it’s any consolation to you, you have put a smile on my face…”
“It makes sense when you think about it,” Thanos says, but it sounds chilling and creepy when spoken by him. A memorable moment from Thanos’ time in the MCU was discussing how his mindset and ideas will bring balance to the world.
In Thanos’ own warped mind, all of his ideas come from a place of good. He doesn’t believe any of his actions are evil, and teaching Gamora about balance as a child was his creepy way of persuading others that his way was also correct.
12 In Honor Of Tony Stark
Half of humanity will still be alive when I’m finished. I’m hoping they remember who you are. “
Whether you adored or despised Thanos, he wasn’t your typical villain. He was motivated by his own sense of morality and code of ethics. Given that Thanos first appeared in the pages of an Iron Man comic book, it seems appropriate when Tony Stark/Iron Man engages him in hand-to-hand combat for the final time. Unfortunately, the Mad Titan stabs him in the chest, and he is no match for him.
He then says something along the lines of, “…when I’m done, half of humanity will die,” but he chooses to give Tony hope that the people of Earth will move on. Tony’s sacrifice in Endgame is foreshadowed by the respectful but ominous phrase about them remembering Tony.
11 A Curse
This is the point at which Iron-Man and Thanos first meet and it becomes clear that they already know each other’s names.
It’s an intriguing take that Thanos tries to gain sympathy from Tony Stark and his problems right away. Knowledge is seen as a major power in the MCU and in life in general, so seeing someone who is extremely intelligent admit that it can be a curse is a fascinating perspective. “I know what it’s like to lose..”
10 Thanos Knows Failure
To believe so strongly that you are correct but still fail. It’s terrifying, and it makes your legs jelly. To what end, I inquire? I’m dreading it. Get away from it. Regardless, destiny strikes. And now it has arrived. I am, or should I say, I was. ”
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0 In Avengers: Endgame, they decide to use their desperation as strength, a symbol of never giving up, and forge a new destiny, despite the fact that he proclaims himself the “destiny” that their future is made of.
9 Thanos’ “Mercy”
“You were going to bed hungry, scrounging for scraps..” Your world was on the verge of collapsing. I was the one who put a stop to it. Do you have any idea what has happened since then? The children who were born have only known full bellies and clear skies. It’s a dream come true. ”
During a particularly touching exchange between Gamora and Thanos, he eloquently explains how he rescued her from obscurity and poverty by transporting her from her home planet, which he had depopulated. He saw a planet in denial of the socioeconomic and political problems that were bringing about its inevitable ruination due to resource scarcity, where she saw a vibrant world full of happy inhabitants.
Stepping in and deciding what was best for a planet whose population couldn’t decide for themselves, he created his “paradise.”
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In a memory, he sees a baby version of his daughter asking him how much it cost him to get what he wanted. Thanos responds with a single word: “Everything.” ” It may not be a long line or a thought-provoking quote, but that single word reveals his vulnerable side and how much he cared for Gamora. “THE HARDEST CHOICES REQUIRE THE STRONGEST WILLS..”
Thanos was never portrayed as a completely impulsive being. Every decision he made was carefully considered, its ramifications assessed, and the consequences weighed. He understood that every action had a repercussion, and that these repercussions were on cosmic scales that the Avengers and the people of Earth couldn’t comprehend. As a result, when he set out to destroy planets, he knew he’d have to be adamant about it, or else the guilt of empathizing with their people would be too much to bear. Thanos had strong willpower, but the Avengers’ resolve was stronger.
Despite the fact that he destroyed the Infinity Stones, they pooled their resources and devised a plan to recover them. Their resolve was equal to his at every turn, which he eventually respected.
6 Thanos Pulls Out A Magic Eraser
But you have demonstrated to me that this is impossible. There will always be those who cannot accept what can be as long as there are those who remember what was. They will fight back..”
After snapping his fingers and erasing half of the Earth’s population with the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos fled to a paradise he had created for himself to live in peace. His calm didn’t last long, and the Avengers, with the help of Nebula, tracked him down to the refuge. He waxed poetic about what he’d accomplished and why what had worked on other worlds didn’t work on Earth.
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Eliminating half of Earth didn’t work because the remaining half didn’t thrive. They remained stuck in their ways, unable to progress because they were so crippled by grief and loss.
5 “I’M A SURVIVOR”
Thanos’ exchange with Dr. Strange is one of the best moments in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. As Thanos reveals what he did to his planet, deciding to wipe out half of its population, two powerful minds are brought together. They have a fantastic back-and-forth conversation that results in a slew of brilliant quotes. The best moment, however, was when Thanos told Strange that what he predicted had come true. Strange retaliates by congratulating him on being a prophet, but the Mad Titan refuses to accept the title, instead declaring, “I’m a survivor..” “It’s in that one line that you get a clear picture of what’s going on in his head.”
Thanos has said the chilling words “I am inevitable” on several occasions. Thanos, like fate and destiny, understands that the most crushing blow to the Avengers is the realization that no matter what they did or didn’t do, right or wrong, his damage to humanity would be certain. This is most evident when the Avengers find him after he has used the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of the Earth’s population. He explains that after using the stones on Earth, he used their power to destroy them, nearly killing himself. However, it completed his destructive intent and rendered the damage he had caused irreversible.
3 A Grateful Universe
“I will shred this universe down to its last atom and then create a new one with the stones you’ve gathered for me.” It’s not about what’s been taken away, but about what’s been given… a grateful universe. ”
Despite Thanos’ destruction of the original Infinity Stones after using the Infinity Gauntlet to kill half of humanity, the Avengers used Pym Particles and Time Travel to re-locate each one. What they didn’t expect was a Thanos from the past to track them down in the present and try to reclaim the stones.
Where Thanos had taken half the population the last time, he planned to take the entire population this time. He planned to rip the universe Earth was in apart so that he could build a new one with people who had no idea what he’d done to make it, only that it was by his idyllic design.
2 ‘YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE FOR THE HEAD’
The scene occurs near the end of Avengers: Infinity War, and it leads to the snap, which completely changes everything. Thor appears to have saved the day at this point in the film, killing Thanos just in time. But it turns out he attacked the wrong body part, as Thanos wisely advises, “You should have gone for the head,” demonstrating that he is still alive and able to click his fingers before vanishing. “YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITH YOUR OWN FAILURE, AND WHERE DID THAT BRING YOU?”
1 “YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITH YOUR OWN FAILURE, AND WHERE DID THAT BRING YOU?”
The aftermath of Thanos’ use of the Infinity Gauntlet is bleak for everyone on Earth, but it is especially difficult for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The average person was unaware of the price of Thanos obtaining all of the Infinity Stones, but the Avengers were, and they felt the failure of their mission even more keenly because they were unable to stop him.
Dealing with the consequences of failure, as well as the concept of destiny, is a theme that runs throughout Endgame. To Thanos, they are one and the same for the Avengers, who he believes are unable to progress when their self-esteem is shattered. His boastful remarks motivate them to seek redress for the harm and loss he has caused.