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If you have seen The Avengers, but, like many, are a non-Marvel-fanboy (or girl), you may still be a little perplexed by the movie’s (first) end credits scene.
The scene in question shows a defeated Chitauri warrior returning to an alien ship in deep space. The Chitauri addresses a dark, mysterious figure, stating that the invasion of Earth has failed and that any further attempts at conquest would mean death at the hands of The Avengers. The mysterious figure then turns and smiles… it is none other than Thanos – bringer of death.
According to the Marvel Universe Wiki, Thanos was born on the Saturnian moon, Titan...
“Thanos was born as one of the last sons of the original colonists, Mentor and Sui-San. However, he was born misshapen and monstrous in comparison to the other Eternals, particularly his handsome and carefree brother, Starfox, and Thanos grew into a melancholy, brooding individual, consumed with the concept of death. More than any of his people, Thanos sought out personal power and increased strength, endowing himself with cybernetic implants until he became more powerful than any of his brethren. At some point, he was exiled from his community, although the accounts differ as to its cause. Some say it was because he committed a crime by being the first to create a weapon. Thanos himself once claimed that he vivisected his own mother in an attempt to investigate how someone consumed with death such as himself could have come into being.”
Apart from that, he’s a great guy.
|Thanos as featured in The Avengers (2012)|