WHO IS THANOS?
Thanos first appeared in the pages of Iron Man #55 way back in 1973. He has since made numerous appearances in the Marvel Universe appearing in titles such as Silver Surfer, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Incredible Hulk.
Fascinated by death (he even dated Death herself), Thanos is an immortal cosmic being, with abilities that include telepathy, telekinesis and increased strength. He was also born on Titan and is one of the Titanian Eternals don’t ya know!
HE'S FASCINATED BY DEATH?
Yep and that's what we're looking at today.
As discussed in our previous chapter we mere mortals fear death. We fear death because it's the end of the lifecycle and currently there's no proof that there's anything else beyond that. As an immortal Thanos doesn't quite understand this fear because he has no need to worry about the end of his existence, and that gives him power over us.
So let's take a look at the power that death wields!
Death comes to all of us.
Whether it's from old age, disease, a terminal injury, malnutrition or just from being mauled by a bloody big bear we're all going to die!
However in more scientific terms, death refers to a state whereby the biological functions of a living organism cease to... well... function.
Now as for the reason that we fear death so much, well it's because there's no proof that anything exists beyond the point when we die.
DID YOU KNOW?
The leading cause of preventable death is smoking.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW?
Death was once defined by a lack of breath or from having no heartbeat, however thanks to modern medicine (and CPR) this is no longer the case.
Now think about the fact that Thanos doesn't die, has powers and abilities far beyond mere mortals and could knock seven bells of shit out of even the Hulk!
This makes him one scary-ass muddy funster and that's why as far as supernatural super villains go he's up there with the best of them.
And now you know!
Right that's all from us this week, we're now off to get some shut-eye because next week we're looking at the power of... nightmares!!!