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Quote1.png 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.png
Captain Marvel Vol 1 27
Quote1.png 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.png
Marvel Feature Vol 1 12
Quote1.png 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.png
Warlock Vol 1 10
Quote1.png 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.png
Warlock Vol 1 11
Quote1.png This gleaming gnat is my adversary? Why, he is nothing! Let him taste my power! Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 34
Quote1.png My mistress, Death, likes a constant and steady harvest. The balance must be maintained. That is why I have returned. Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 35
Quote1.png To claim that Thanos, Death's truest servant, would drop progeny! Now that is truly unforgivable. Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 38
Quote1.png 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.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 40
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Quest Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Elders are not the only ones capable of cheating. Quote2.png
Thanos Quest Vol 1 2
Quote1.png 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.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 44
Quote1.png Did you truly believe I could be so easily duped, demon? Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 45
Quote1.png Destiny waits for no man. Not even one who shall bring the universe to its knees. Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 49
Quote1.png What care I for the fate of three souls... when the entire universe is mine to control?! Quote2.png
Cloak and Dagger Vol 3 18
Quote1.png I, alone, have looked into the darkened corners of your soul... and know you for what you truly are. Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 50
Quote1.png Behold ancient Eon, second eldest of the the Time Beings... the entity most responsible for my first ignominious defeat! Quote2.png
Quasar Vol 1 26
Quote1.png 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.png
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Then let the gleam be fanned to a roaring flame! Let the battle begin! Quote2.png
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Mistress Death? You too betray me? Quote2.png
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 5
Quote1.png "All work and no fair play." Words to live by. Quote2.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 59
Quote1.png Come, Spider-Man. Death and I, we have been waiting for you. Quote2.png
Spider-Man Vol 1 17
Quote1.png The entire universe stands in grave peril. Quote2.png
Infinity War Vol 1 1
Quote1.png No, her vengeance will prove much more imaginative. Quote2.png
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 108
Quote1.png You spoke... and not through any intermediary! You spoke directly to me! Quote2.png
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 109
Quote1.png 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.png
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 111
Quote1.png Today the evil was soundly defeated. Quote2.png
Infinity War Vol 1 6
Quote1.png 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.png
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 10
Quote1.png 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.png
Marvel Holiday Special Vol 1 1992
Quote1.png 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.png
Infinity Crusade Vol 1 4
Quote1.png 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.png
Silver Surfer Vol 3 84
Quote1.png 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.png
Infinity Crusade Vol 1 5
Quote1.png Know, Geatar, that from this moment on, your life belongs to... Thanos of Titan! Quote2.png
Secret Defenders Vol 1 11
Quote1.png I did not ask for your trust. I demand only your obedience. Quote2.png
Secret Defenders Vol 1 12
Quote1.png I, Thanos, gaze upon the cold vastness of space and muse upon my life. Both, I find, are empty. Quote2.png
Cosmic Powers Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Arguably, you might have found your niche by the side of Adam Warlock, another singular creature. But he doesn't want you. Quote2.png
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 42
Quote1.png A disciple of Death... versus a Lord of Destruction. Tell me then, Darkseid... would you care to make a wager on the outcome? Quote2.png
Marvel Versus DC Vol 1 2
Quote1.png 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.png
Marvel Universe: The End Vol 1 5
Quote1.png Now? Now you speak? Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 1 7
Quote1.png You would think, by now, that my Reputation would precede me... Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 1 8
Quote1.png It speaks... and knows of me by Name. Should I be flattered? Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 1 12
Quote1.png The past is DEAD. The present, Annihilus, is WAR. Quote2.png
Annihilation: Silver Surfer Vol 1 2
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Imperative: Ignition Vol 1 1
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Imperative Vol 1 3
Quote1.png 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 undying lord. Quote2.png
Thanos Imperative Vol 1 5
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Rising Vol 1 2
Quote1.png I've come home. Because I'm tired of running from who I am. From who I was born to be. Quote2.png
Thanos Rising Vol 1 3
Quote1.png 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.png
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 5
Quote1.png Cold. Her kiss... so cold and... Quote2.png
Thanos Rising Vol 1 5
Quote1.png I am failure personified. Quote2.png
Thanos Annual Vol 1 1
Quote1.png 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.png
Deadpool vs. Thanos Vol 1 1
Quote1.png 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.png
Siege Vol 2 4
Quote1.png 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.png
Deadpool vs. Thanos Vol 1 3
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Vol 2 3
Quote1.png Earth. That is my price. Quote2.png
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 19
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Vol 2 6
Quote1.png So you all allied with my son in a clandestine attempt to assassinate me, and now you want to switch sides, eh? Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 2 8
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos Vol 2 12
Quote1.png You drag me across the stars to tell jokes?! Face me, you coward! I will kill any who oppose me! Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 2 13
Quote1.png Mmmm, I see why you keep this idiot demon around. Quote2.png
Thanos Vol 2 15
Quote1.png 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.png
Infinity Countdown: Champions Vol 1 2
Quote1.png I feel... sorry for him. My brother. His form will not survive the transference. A pity. He was.. not an unworthy ally. Alas... Quote2.png
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 5 5
Quote1.png 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.png
Eternals Vol 5 7
Quote1.png It sounds ludicrous, I know, but... Sometimes, I believe I can remember the day I was born. I remember you holding me for the first time and the look of... horror that came over your face. And then you picked up a scalpel and tried to murder me. I'm sorry, mother. I'm sorry they wouldn't let you. Quote2.png
Sui-San (Earth-616)
Quote1.png 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.png
Thanos (Earth-616)
Adam Warlock (Earth-616) from Warlock Chronicles Vol 1 1 0001.jpg
Adam Warlock
What is it you seek, Titan?
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Your aid.
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Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 7
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Pip the Troll
So? I keep my Gem between my toes! Big deal!
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Few would dare search for it there.
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Infinity War Vol 1 4
Odin Borson (Earth-616) from Secret Avengers Vol 1 14 001.jpg
Titan, you are more worthy a foe than I anticipated.
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Meaning you are shocked that I still remain breathing.
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Odin Borson (Earth-616) from Secret Avengers Vol 1 14 001.jpg
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.
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Strength and energy are the same despite its title or claim, Asgardian. Your supposed heavenly status impresses Thanos of Titan not in the least.
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Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 25
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Adam Warlock
Thanos, escape wasn't possible without a bit of widowmaking?
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Those cretins planned on reducing me to the size of a grape. No innocents died this day.
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Thanos Vol 1 2
Thanos (Earth-616) from Silver Surfer Vol 3 35 0001.jpg
My task was to save Rigel-18. But my foe moved too quickly for me to thwart his plans. I have failed.
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Pip Gofern (Earth-616) from X-Factor Vol 1 207 001.jpg
Pip the Troll
Don't let it get you down, big guy. You saved a lot of Rigellian lives. Besides, everybody strikes out occasionally.
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Thanos (Earth-616) from Silver Surfer Vol 3 35 0001.jpg
Thanos is not everybody. I know not how to accept defeat with any sort of grace. This affair is yet to be concluded.
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Thanos Vol 1 3
Thanos (Earth-616) from Infinity Vol 1 1 002.jpg
What say you, little king?
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Black Bolt
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Infinity Vol 1 3
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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.
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Thanos (Earth-616) from Infinity Vol 1 1 002.jpg
Have you? I have my doubts. If one plays at being a god, one would not shy away from saying it.
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I am God.
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Secret Wars Vol 1 4
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How?! How did you even know I would be here?!
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Queen Medusa
Remind me to tell you one day.
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Free Comic Book Day Vol 2016 Civil War II
Thane (Earth-616) from Thanos Vol 2 8 cover 001.jpg
Father! Will you face me?
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Thanos (Earth-616) from Legendary Star-Lord Vol 1 4 001.jpg
Face you? Heh, I will wipe you from this world like the accident you are, Thane. I am Thanos. And I have returned.
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