Marvel's favorite purple-faced bad guy has seen a significant rise in popularity following his first appearance in the MCU back in the post-credit scene of 2012's The Avengers. In the years since, we've seen the Mad Titan develop into one of the most popular antagonists in recent memory, terrorising Earth's Mightiest Heroes on and off the page with his signature Infinity Gauntlet.
Thanos has been exceptionally developed, able to stand out in a franchise with dozens of bad guys introduced as a force to be reckoned with whose evil exceeds the likes of The Red Skull, Ego, and Ultron combined.
Alas, glory always comes with a cost as the Mad Titan's recent brush with cinematic stardom has led many to believe some common misconceptions surrounding the character.
The films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have unveiled some things about him, like how he has a thing for destructive cosmic jewelry, he's probably the worst foster parent in the universe, and is, for better or worse, kind of a pessimist.
But there is a lot about Thanos in the comics the average moviegoer doesn't know, so here are ten things everyone usually gets wrong about the Mad Titan.
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