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List of all notable quotes by or about Thanos (Earth-616).
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Quote1 Carefully, ill-conceived son of a Badoon! I have not exerted myself thus far to have my plans of conquest foiled by a broken neck! Quote2
Captain Marvel Vol 1 27
Quote1 I hold the galaxy in my palm -- ready to crush it like an eggshell! All who oppose me must die -- and the first of these are the Earthian superheroes! Destroy them -- with all dispatch! Quote2
Marvel Feature Vol 1 12
Quote1 You've gone too far, Mar-Vell! Bringing in the Avengers could slow my plans! Quote2
Captain Marvel Vol 1 31
Quote1 I have news for you, Warlock! I may still be able to save your gleaming hide... but I cannot do it alone. I need your help! So fight! Blast you, fight! Quote2
Warlock Vol 1 10
Quote1 With your vampire gem you can drain the lifeforces from these maggots so quickly that not even the Magus will be able to stop you! We can then use the Time-Probe to eliminate the Magus's existence completely, and so save the stars from ever falling under his enslaving yoke! Quote2
Warlock Vol 1 11
Quote1 This gleaming gnat is my adversary? Why, he is nothing! Let him taste my power! Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 34
Quote1 My mistress, Death, likes a constant and steady harvest. The balance must be maintained. That is why I have returned. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 35
Quote1 To claim that Thanos, Death's truest servant, would drop progeny! Now that is truly unforgivable. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 38
Quote1 I may be dead. But you, dear Surfer, are in Dynamo City. I am, by far, the more fortunate of the two of us. Welcome to bedlam, Surfer. Know that you will never again roam the heavens. That is my legacy to you. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 40
Quote1 Your fate will lay heavily on my heart, though by all rights it shouldn't. I did not force you to fight me. I gave you the chance to surrender the Gem. You forced me into doing what I did. I had to be faithful to my nature. For, after all, I am Thanos. Quote2
Thanos Quest Vol 1 1
Quote1 All in all, I’m afraid the Elders proved to be a pretty ineffective and stupid lot. Quote2
Thanos Quest Vol 1 2
Quote1 For I am transformed! I have left the mortal plane behind me! In truth I have risen above the mantle of godhood! Even celestial status is now below me! The Infinity Gems have given me the power of Supreme Being! Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 44
Quote1 Did you truly believe I could be so easily duped, demon? Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 45
Quote1 Destiny waits for no man. Not even one who shall bring the universe to its knees. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 49
Quote1 What care I for the fate of three souls... when the entire universe is mine to control?! Quote2
Cloak and Dagger Vol 3 18
Quote1 I, alone, have looked into the darkened corners of your soul... and know you for what you truly are. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 50
Quote1 Behold ancient Eon, second eldest of the the Time Beings... the entity most responsible for my first ignominious defeat! Quote2
Quasar Vol 1 26
Quote1 Fools taking up arms against omnipotence. They rush head-on into Armageddon. So I shall provide them with a most glorious doomsday! The heavens will run red with blood. But in the end, as always, Thanos will stand triumphant. Quote2
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 3
Quote1 Then let the gleam be fanned to a roaring flame! Let the battle begin! Quote2
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 4
Quote1 Mistress Death? You too betray me? Quote2
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 5
Quote1 "All work and no fair play." Words to live by. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 59
Quote1 Come, Spider-Man. Death and I, we have been waiting for you. Quote2
Spider-Man Vol 1 17
Quote1 The entire universe stands in grave peril. Quote2
Infinity War Vol 1 1
Quote1 No, her vengeance will prove much more imaginative. Quote2
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 108
Quote1 You spoke... and not through any intermediary! You spoke directly to me! Quote2
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 109
Quote1 He may truly be this universe's sole hope for salvation. And I must kill Adam in order to gain Mistress Death's love. Quote2
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 111
Quote1 Behind each door waits further myriad treasures. The bounty is as diverse as the stars within the heavens. But the gilded goal I seek is the most precious of all. Further enlightenment. Quote2
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 10
Quote1 Today the evil was soundly defeated. Quote2
Infinity War Vol 1 6
Quote1 Recent events have clearly shown that, despite setting aside my galaxy conquering intentions, the universe still remains a dangerous place for this particular Titan. Quote2
Marvel Holiday Special Vol 1 1992
Quote1 There are many actors in this grand drama, and I, Thanos, appear to be the only participant with a full grasp on the situation. Quote2
Infinity Crusade Vol 1 4
Quote1 Concerned? No, only curious. After the Silver Surfer has served his purpose... Thanos of Titan could not care less whether he lives or dies. Quote2
Silver Surfer Vol 3 84
Quote1 The seemingly all-powerful Goddess has recruited to her service some of Earth's most powerful and noble heroes. Though misguided, they fight for a cause they absolutely believe in. On the other hand, your comrades have Thanos of Titan as an ally. Admittedly a dubious honor, but also a definitive advantage. Quote2
Infinity Crusade Vol 1 5
Quote1 Know, Geatar, that from this moment on, your life belongs to... Thanos of Titan! Quote2
Secret Defenders Vol 1 11
Quote1 I did not ask for your trust. I demand only your obedience. Quote2
Secret Defenders Vol 1 12
Quote1 I, Thanos, gaze upon the cold vastness of space and muse upon my life. Both, I find, are empty. Quote2
Cosmic Powers Vol 1 1
Quote1 Arguably, you might have found your niche by the side of Adam Warlock, another singular creature. But he doesn't want you. Quote2
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 42
Quote1 A disciple of Death... versus a Lord of Destruction. Tell me then, Darkseid... would you care to make a wager on the outcome? Quote2
Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 2
Quote1 This is how you would treat your Lord Almighty? You would challenge the heavens so brazenly?! So be it then! Let there be war! Quote2
Marvel Universe: The End Vol 1 5
Quote1 Now? Now you speak? Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 7
Quote1 You would think, by now, that my Reputation would precede me... Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 8
Quote1 It speaks... and knows of me by Name. Should I be flattered? Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 12
Quote1 The past is DEAD. The present, Annihilus, is WAR. Quote2
Annihilation: Silver Surfer Vol 1 2
Quote1 Many have opposed me: First and foremost the Kree champion Captain Mar-Vell. Long dead against his will while I yet live, against mine. There have always been those who would interfere with my goals. My choices. My dreams. Only one thing has ever remained true. My love and devotion to milady Death. And that thing has now been taken from me. I had accomplished my goals! I was at rest in emptiness and something woke me! I was at peace, and something brought me back to pain! ... Again, insects, you ask what am I? What I am is angry. What I am is insane with rage. What I am is...THANOS! Quote2
Thanos Imperative: Ignition Vol 1 1
Quote1 In this universe, the chthonic entities had already begun to extend their unspeakable influence. Mar-Vell's terminal condition caused such distress amongst his peers and the global populations who adored him, something felt the empathic trauma. It felt it, and it responded with an offer to solve the problem. Something beckoned from the cosmic shadows and showed the dying Mar-Vell one simple truth. "Even Death may die." Quote2
Thanos Imperative Vol 1 3
Quote1 Who said I wanted to win, Kree dog? I just wanted you here, close, face-to-face. Do I need to spell it out, flea? Give me what I crave. Give me death! Give me the release of oblivion! And I will give you everything you want in return...my undying lord. Quote2
Thanos Imperative Vol 1 5
Quote1 I killed them because I... because I had too much love in my heart, and no place to put it, no one to give it to. Quote2
Thanos Rising Vol 1 2
Quote1 I've come home. Because I'm tired of running from who I am. From who I was born to be. Quote2
Thanos Rising Vol 1 3
Quote1 They have, finally and for all time, shown the galaxy that they are a swarm of irresponsible, unevolved organisms, that must be put down before they destroy us all. Say goodbye to your home planet, Peter. Once word gets out that they ripped reality... Nothing will save them. And now you know... your father was right. That I, Thanos was right. The Earth needs to be punished. Quote2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 5
Quote1 Cold. Her kiss... so cold and... Quote2
Thanos Rising Vol 1 5
Quote1 I am failure personified. Quote2
Thanos Annual Vol 1 1
Quote1 At this moment no living thing in the universe will die. Not the lowliest bacteria nor grandest Celestial. While stars collapse and implode, blown to dust all that possesses "life" refuses oblivion. All of it lives on despite its destiny, in defiance of the engine of evolution that culls the weak. All of it, Wilson, but you. I am the only reason you live. And because Thanos decrees it, you will die. Quote2
Deadpool vs. Thanos Vol 1 1
Quote1 Doom has asked you to live on your knees. Every day of this life, he's beaten you as you lie there. What do you do? You Stand up. What time is it, Ben Grimm? What time is it? Quote2
Siege Vol 2 4
Quote1 He says you were a failed experiment... a weakling, a runt, deemed unlikely to survive the rigors of the tests. Doomed from conception and yet you lived. Thrived, even. I... respect that. Quote2
Deadpool vs. Thanos Vol 1 3
Quote1 I came here for my father. I did not come seeking a fight. No one else needed to die today. But if it is a fight you want, it is a fight you shall have. If it is death you want, it is death you shall have. Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 3
Quote1 Earth. That is my price. Quote2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 19
Quote1 I am Thanos of Titan. I have conquered worlds. I have bent reality around my will. Men cower at the mere mention of my name. And now... now you have imprisoned me... mocked me... disrespected me. And here you stand, ready to take advatange to my condition. Ready to finish me. Well, if I am to fall, I will die showing you all that Thanos will not be disrespected. Thanos is still a conqueror. Thanos is still a warrior. Thanos is still a god. And you will either bow or be broken! Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 6
Quote1 So you all allied with my son in a clandestine attempt to assassinate me, and now you want to switch sides, eh? Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 8
Quote1 I endured the God Quarry because I knew exactly who and what I was, Thane. For me, it was merely a trial to overcome. You, however, have never known who you were or what kind of man you were meant to be. You have always been lost. So I would imagine for you it will be a living Hell. Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 12
Quote1 You drag me across the stars to tell jokes?! Face me, you coward! I will kill any who oppose me! Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 13
Quote1 Mmmm, I see why you keep this idiot demon around. Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 15
Quote1 I am Thanos. And you... are nothing. I could kill you in an instant... but you have provided me with a moment of amusement and defeated an irritant... so you may leave to enjoy whatever pitiful life span still awaits you. Quote2
Infinity Countdown: Champions Vol 1 2
Quote1 I feel... sorry for him. My brother. His form will not survive the transference. A pity. He was.. not an unworthy ally. Alas... Quote2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 5 5
Quote1 I am Prime Eternal, and I will be respected. It is a new age. I will set you all free. Not matter what it costs you. Quote2
Eternals Vol 5 7
Quote1 Once more, I return to this place... where a father's love turned to hate. Quote2
Thanos: Death Notes Vol 1 1
Quote1 Here me, Fresno. There is one among you whom I seek. The rest are but chaff. There will be a culling until I find her. Quote2
Thanos Vol 4 1
Quote1 At last. My mistress returns. Quote2
Thanos Vol 4 3
Quote1 Am I not Thanos! Did I not butcher the woman who gave me birth, who force-fed me into this hell called life?! Is not the wake of my passing crimson with the blood of my enemies and allies alike?! Death is with me every second of the day! My every moment is spent in either dealing out death or worshiping it! So tell me, who under the stars is better suited than I to be Death's consort? Quote2
Thanos (Earth-616)
Quote1 Mind! Soul! Reality! Time! Space! Power! So much more than even the Cosmic Cube gave me! All mine! I control it all! The UNIVERSE belongs to ME! Quote2
Infinity Stones
Adam Warlock (Earth-616) from Warlock Chronicles Vol 1 1 0001
Adam Warlock
Quote1 What is it you seek, Titan? Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 1 Textless
Thanos
Quote1 Your aid. Quote2
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 7
Pip Gofern (Earth-616) from X-Factor Vol 1 216 001
Pip the Troll
Quote1 So? I keep my Gem between my toes! Big deal! Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 1 Textless
Thanos
Quote1 Few would dare search for it there. Quote2
Infinity War Vol 1 4
Odin Borson (Earth-616) from Secret Avengers Vol 1 14 001
Odin
Quote1 Titan, you are more worthy a foe than I anticipated. Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 1 Textless
Thanos
Quote1 Meaning you are shocked that I still remain breathing. Quote2
Odin Borson (Earth-616) from Secret Avengers Vol 1 14 001
Odin
Quote1 Precisely. But let not this compliment be taken in any erroneous manner. Your doom is assured. Scientifically acquired might cannot hope to stand against my own divine mystic power. Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 1 Textless
Thanos
Quote1 Strength and energy are the same despite its title or claim, Asgardian. Your supposed heavenly status impresses Thanos of Titan not in the least. Quote2
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 25
Thanos Vol 1 2 Textless
Adam Warlock
Quote1 Thanos, escape wasn't possible without a bit of widowmaking? Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 1 Textless
Thanos
Quote1 Those cretins planned on reducing me to the size of a grape. No innocents died this day. Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 2
Thanos (Earth-616) from Silver Surfer Vol 3 35 0001
Thanos
Quote1 My task was to save Rigel-18. But my foe moved too quickly for me to thwart his plans. I have failed. Quote2
Pip Gofern (Earth-616) from X-Factor Vol 1 207 001
Pip the Troll
Quote1 Don't let it get you down, big guy. You saved a lot of Rigellian lives. Besides, everybody strikes out occasionally. Quote2
Thanos (Earth-616) from Silver Surfer Vol 3 35 0001
Thanos
Quote1 Thanos is not everybody. I know not how to accept defeat with any sort of grace. This affair is yet to be concluded. Quote2
Thanos Vol 1 3
Thanos (Earth-616) from Infinity Vol 1 1 002
Thanos
Quote1 What say you, little king? Quote2
Black Bolt from FF Vol 1 5
Black Bolt
Quote1 NOOOO! Quote2
Infinity Vol 1 3
Victor von Doom (Earth-616) from Incredible Hulk Vol 3 5 001
Doom
Quote1 A throne? I've had a throne for quite some time. A throne was my birthright. I've placed myself a good bit higher than that. Quote2
Thanos (Earth-616) from Infinity Vol 1 1 002
Thanos
Quote1 Have you? I have my doubts. If one plays at being a god, one would not shy away from saying it. Quote2
Victor von Doom (Earth-616) from Incredible Hulk Vol 3 5 001
Doom
Quote1 I am God. Quote2
Secret Wars Vol 1 4
Avengers Assemble Vol 2 3 Variant Textless
Thanos
Quote1 How?! How did you even know I would be here?! Quote2
Civil War II Vol 1 2 Medusa Variant Textless
Queen Medusa
Quote1 Remind me to tell you one day. Quote2
Free Comic Book Day 2016 (Civil War II) Vol 1 1
Thane (Earth-616) from Thanos Vol 2 8 cover 001
Phoenix
Quote1 Father! Will you face me? Quote2
Thanos (Earth-616) from Legendary Star-Lord Vol 1 4 001
Thanos
Quote1 Face you? Heh, I will wipe you from this world like the accident you are, Thane. I am Thanos. And I have returned. Quote2
Thanos Vol 2 10

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