10 Most Heroic Things That Thanos Has Ever Done

9. Fighting Nebula - Infinity Gauntlet

Thanos Avengers
Marvel Comics

Fighting Nebula is sort of the biggest Catch-22 in Thanos' heroic repertoire. On one hand, it's undeniable that he was willing to do absolutely awful things in the name of his form of justice - there's no way around that.

But it's also worth saying that Thanos is integral to making sure that the person who steals the Infinity Gauntlet from him - Nebula - doesn't get to destroy the world either. After a little well-intentioned needling from Adam Warlock, Thanos agrees to join their heroic efforts to save the day, largely because he recognises the situation they need to save is in no small part his fault.

Interestingly, in this portion of the comic it's also suggested that Thanos subconsciously let Nebula take the gauntlet because he feared the ramifications of his actions, which - while not totally heroic - does also suggest that beneath his purple jowls lies a better person than you might initially expect.


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