I've seen a lot of Thanos wankery going on in these boards about bull puckey claims that he's low skyfather level and that it would take nothing less to beat his purple to blue (depending on the colorist) ass down.
Now, since I don't really buy into such bull puckey, I was wondering what character (in the medium of Western comics, which does not include Manga), baring Skyfathers, people with Celestial levels of power, and other beings who have ludicrously awesome power, who, in character, would put ol' Purple Puss down.
By down, I obviously mean knock out or other wise incapacitate him to the point where, even though he's barred from death's realm, he still wouldn't be able to do much in the land of the living (like Knock him out or sever his still talking head and use it as a decoration).
By the way, what happens if you cut Thanos into little pieces? Does he die and respawn/resurrect by death kicking him out (IE, a form of Immortality)? Does he still stay alive and reform? Does he still stay alive but can't reform? What?