In the run-up to Infinity War, Avengers and audiences alike are majorly concerned with the potential destruction that could be wrought if Thanos were to get his hands on the Infinity Stones - but how strong is Thanos without the Infinity Gauntlet in the first place? While the Gauntlet may make Thanos a threat to all existence, the “Thanos strength scale” was already off-the-charts long before he picked up any magical space rocks. Readers of Marvel Comics have seen enough matchups like Thanos vs. Hulk to know in the Marvel Universe, it’s always wise to bet on the Mad Titan.
A list of Thanos’s greatest feats reads like the most impressive resume any comic book character could ever put together. He’s taken on opponents like Thor, Odin, and Galactus, and he has come out the winner on each occasion. The real answer to the question of “Just how strong is Thanos, really?” is actually a rather simple one - stronger than pretty much everyone.
Thanos Comes From A Race Of Superpowered Beings Called The EternalsPhoto: Thanos Rising/Marvel Comics
Thanos’s Brute Strength Is Stronger Than The Hulk’sPhoto: Infinity/Marvel Comics
He’s A Literal World-Breaker
The Individual Infinity Stones Aren’t Powerful Enough To Stop Thanos
Thanos Is Durable Enough To Withstand The Phoenix Force
He Can Knock People Out Without Ever Touching Them