Thanos And Darkseid

Posted by The Outrages Spider-boy (40 posts) - - Show Bio

Are they brothers?

I mean they look so strongly alike and they both have the same powers their both rulers of their own worlds and both badass,So i'm wondering are they related in anyway and if so how?

#1 Posted by AtPhantom (14434 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos was made as an homage to Darkseid.

#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah they ain't related. Although that would be pretty cool. Thanos is definately the one with the cooler head, after all he has some redeeming qualities, unlike Darkseid who is just evil.

#3 Posted by Decept-O (7683 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkseid wants the 'Anti-Life Equation", Thanos wants to "marry" Death.  Same thing.  Thanos is pretty much Marvel's version of Darkseid, but they aren't related. 

Both Marvel and DC have characters that are quite similar to one another in a way, and this is one of the more obvious ones. 

However, both of these major villains are a lot of fun to read when they're well written, especially Thanos.

#4 Posted by Jon Muad'Dib (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me add one other Jim Starlin influenced character, Synnar, he looks and has very similiar powers/ goals as these two.

#5 Posted by Kreatis (47 posts) - - Show Bio

thanos is not a homage to darkseid in anyway BUT they are very well written and powerfull characters and after reading both major stories i have to say that thanos' THANOS QUEST/INFINITY GAUNTLET puts him as the one of the best written comic book characters in existence.. but thats another topic ^-^

#6 Posted by DarkseidFanboy (172 posts) - - Show Bio

without the inifinity gaunlet .Darkseid would make Thanos his b*tch

#7 Posted by ancient_god (2629 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah lol sad that Thanos is above Darkseid in all aspects

#8 Posted by PotatoBaron (593 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack Kirby left Marvel because they wouldn't let him end Thor with a Ragnarok style event, he goes to DC. Over at DC he creates the New Gods whose main antagonist is Darkseid. Marvel realized Jack Kirby had lots of good ideas so they made a purple Darkseid and named him Thanos. To further set him apart they gave him a pimped out Power Glove™. Over time Darkseid and Thanos got nerfed to hell, evidenced by those defeats to the NYPD, Street Thugs, Stairs, and Capitalism. Now that Thanos is gonna be in a movie however, Darkseid will soon be referred to as "Thanos and a Geodude's love child."

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