The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given rise to some notable super-villains in many of its films, with admirable traits and amazing abilities that are ubiquitous in many ways to make them worthy of inheritance. But there is nobody so sinister yet complicated as Thanos the Mad Titan. Listed below are the iconic Thanos quotes from the MCU.
15. THANOS MOCKS THE AVENGERS
After Thanos used the Infinity stones on Earth, it brought a very difficult time for those who survived Thanos’ snap, particularly for our beloved Avengers. They felt devastated as they couldn’t save the world from Thanos and had to face the failure of their mission every single day. He said that they couldn’t face their failure and it brought them back to him.
14. THOR WENT FOR THE WRONG BODY PART
This suspenseful moment occurs right at the end of the Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos performs the snap and wipes out half of the population. Everyone thinks that the God of Thunder has saved the Earth by killing Thanos. Unfortunately, Thanos got lucky as Thor attacked him in the wrong body part. To this Thanos smugly remarks, “ You should have gone for the head, ” and then perform the snap.
13. THANOS PLANS TO MAKE A GRATEFUL UNIVERSE
The Mad Titan promises to shred the universe down to its last atom. And then with the help of the stones, the Avengers have collected for him to create a new universe teeming with life that knows not what it has lost but only what it has been given. A grateful universe.
When Thanos from the past gets to know about Avengers’ plans of bringing back half of the population he follows them to the present and this time decides on wiping out the entire population.
12. THE MAD TITAN IS INEVITABLE
Not just once but many times we have seen Thanos declaring himself to be inevitable. Thanos finds it satisfactory to hit the Avengers at their weakest point which is knowing that what Thanos has done to their planet is irreversible. Even at his last moment, he tells the Avengers that he tried to destroy the stones with the power of the stones themselves, which nearly killed him yet he survived.
11. THANOS IS A SURVIVOR
This is one of the most iconic conversations in the history of MCU. This exchange between Thanos and Dr Strange reveals what Thanos did to his planet and how he plans to do the same to other planets as well. When Thanos said to Strange that whatever he says always happens, Strange sarcastically calls him a Prophet but the Mad Titan calls himself a survivor.
10. THANOS’ MAGIC ERASER
One of the most famous Thanos quotes, where he thought that by eliminating half of life, the other half would thrive. But the Avengers have shown him that’s impossible. As long as there are those that remember what was, there will always be those, that are unable to accept what can be. They will resist.
This happened after Thanos has wiped out half of the population and sees that people on Earth are opposed to change and couldn’t move on because they’re still drowned by grief.
9. THE HARDEST CHOICES NEEDS THE STRONGEST WILLS
Although crazy, Thanos was someone who never did something out of impulse. Every action of his was calculated and planned. That’s why when he chose to destroy planets and wipe their population, he will have to stay strong-willed or else the guilt will eat him alive.
8. THE MAD TITAN LOST EVERYTHING
Thanos’ and Gamora’s relationship is one of the most emotional and complicated. After sacrificing her for the soul stone, he sees an infant version of her, who asks him what did it cost him to get what he wanted and then he replies calmly, “Everything”.
7. THANOS’ MERCY
“You were going to bed hungry, scrounging for scraps. Your planet was on the brink of collapse. I’m the one who stopped that. You know what’s happened since then? The children born have known nothing but full bellies and clear skies. It’s a paradise,” said Thanos during an emotional exchange between him and Gamora where he tells her how he saved her from poverty and obscurity when he wiped out her home.
6. THANOS TOO HAS FACED FAILURES
In this Thanos quote, he shares that he too has faced failures in life and shows his vulnerable side. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly.
5. BLESSED WITH A CURSE
This Thanos quote is from one of the most famous exchanges of MCU. This exchange between Thanos and Tony Stark takes place in Infinity War, where he tells Iron man that you’re not the only one cursed with knowledge.
4. IN THE MEMORY OF IRON MAN
He pays respect to Stark. When he’s done, half of humanity will still be alive and he gave him hope that they will remember him. Thanos was not an ordinary villain, he had his own morals and principles. He decides to give him hope.
3. PERFECT BALANCE
Perfectly balanced, as everything should be. This Thanos quote is probably the only one that somewhat makes sense. Though his obsession with finding balance in the world is creepy and dangerous.
2. THANOS AND HIS IDEA OF FUN
Thanos was a man driven by his missions. He was intent on bringing balance in the world by wiping out half of the population of Universe. For him this was fun and the thought bought a smile on his face.
1. THE POWERFUL MAD TITAN
Thanos tells the Avengers that they’re strong, but he could snap his fingers and they’d all cease to exist. In infinity war, Thanos snapped his fingers and erased half of the population of Earth which brought down the mightiest heroes of the Earth.