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Times Thanos And The Good Guys Actually Teamed Up

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No Marvel Comics character has seen their profile increase more over the past few years than Thanos the Mad Titan - who went from being notorious only in comic book circles to being considered basically the Darth Vader of a new generation. Thanos’s appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame made it all but inevitable that he’d become a staple of mainstream popular culture. Of course, those who read comics have been enjoying his exploits for decades.

As in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos is primarily an antagonist in the pages of Marvel Comics, albeit a complicated and nuanced one. The cosmic dictator’s motivations differ between the comics and the MCU, but both serve to humanize him - and even add some reasonableness to the supposedly Mad Titan.

In fact, Thanos’s most positive attributes have led him to team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on a handful of occasions - though he always finds himself back on the side of villainy before too long. 

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