Quote1 Outriders are not born, they are made. A genetically engineered parasite-assassin solely devoted to the whims of its maker, these creatures have no names, just a binary existence defined by whether they complete the task given to them or whether they fail. Quote2
-- Corvus Glaive


The Outriders is a race of genetically engineered humanoid creatures with the purpose of serving their maker until they die.

Thanos used Outriders to find new planets inhabited by weak species he would raze. Upon finding a new world, an Outrider would report to Corvus Glaive, who would arrive to that planet along Thanos' Black Order and demand a tribute for Thanos, if the inhabitants refused, that world would be annihilated.

After finding a new planet called Ahl-Agullo, one Outrider was tasked by Glaive to continue with his mission. He found Earth, and gathered different information about the situation of this world using his telepathy on numerous important inhabitants[1] such as Inhuman king Black Bolt, who ripped off one of his four arms after discovering him; however, he was still able to get away. When he relayed back the information to Thanos, such as the Earth heroes the Avengers leaving the planet, Corvus gave him his reward: death.[2]

Powers and Abilities


Tactile Telepathy: The Outriders can read the minds of apparently anyone by "sinking" their hand into the victim's temple. They usually perpetuate this action while their victim is asleep. They are only shortened by their victim's telepathic defenses.[2]

Invisibility: Outriders can render themselves invisible.[1]

Density Control: This species can control their density and solidity, granting them abilities such as:

  • Flight: When at a minimum mass, Outriders can fly through the air weightlessly.[2]
  • Physical Disruption: Outriders can use their density to attain minimum density, known as intangibility.[2]


Outriders do not possess free will; they do only what their masters ask them to. They are usually executed after fulfilling their task.[2]

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