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Do you find MCU Thanos a compelling villain?

Do you find MCU Thanos a compelling villain?

Yes- his philosophy is fascinating

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No- he's too lacking in imagination

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Yes- his philosophy is fascinating

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John
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John

I like the idea that the tragedy of killing half the Universe will bring people together (something Falcon and Winter Soldier seems to agree with). Doubling the resources will make people more wasteful.

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Greg Johnson
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Greg Johnson

It's a bare fact that populations of any given species cannot keep doubling (or more), given that resources for it are finite. This is even more true for all life in the universe. Therefore, it follows that some kind of control is necessary at a certain point. Thanos just acted out this logic; props

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Matthew Bass
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Matthew Bass

What I like about thanos is he has the ultimate hero complex. He thinks of himself as this misunderstood hero that knows what s best for everyone but in reality everything he does is in service of his own ego and is incapable of excepting any reality in which he his wrong.

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Simon Immonen
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Simon Immonen

The thing that makes Thanos both sinister and understandable is that his want for destruction does come from what seems like a a genuine cause. It’s a cause that many in the real world agree with, so it makes his relentlessness feel real.

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Bluedragonfive
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Bluedragonfive

thanos in a warped way is trying to make the universe a better place. basically thanos serves as the ultimate answer to what do we do when the bigger universe nick fury warned tony about gets too big

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Camila Cerrada
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Camila Cerrada

I think that his way of thinking is actually really cool and deep

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Jedi Knight
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Jedi Knight

Guys, he's the MAD Titan. Why are we debating weather or not hie plans make sense. Of course they don't make sense! That's why we're trying to stop him!

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Alex007
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Alex007

I obviously don't agree with him, but I feel like the movie does a brilliant job at showing us how a charismatic eco terrorist works. They did such a good job that some real people bought his BS.

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rockmanlp
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rockmanlp

I don't care about his philosophy, but Thanos and Vulture are the only scary MCU villains, (Killmonger is not scary at all). I love how Endgame shows Thanos is a hypocrite.

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No- he's too lacking in imagination

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Brian Klein
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Brian Klein

I loved him as a villain, but I voted this way because I do think he could have used the infinity stones to solve his problem in many other ways. He could have created more planets or whatever he wanted. He could have figured it out without wiping out half the population, which is temporary anyways.

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SpedeVesku
SpedeVesku

Yes, he could use the gauntlet to create infinite amount of resources or something, but that wouldn't teach anyone a lesson in his eyes. For him, it's all about proving that his people should have listened to him.

Chewbaacca's Lover
Chewbaacca's Lover

That's because the Infinity Gauntlet was made for a crazy evil death obsessed villain, it wasn't made for villain whose out for the greater good, it doesn't work for the character they gave us.

Chewbaacca's Lover
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Chewbaacca's Lover

He's elevated by Brolin's performance, but on paper he's generic as hell, if you did this character in a comic book or a novel nobody would find him interesting. Brolin is able to bring a sincerity and passion to a frankly goofy motivation and philosophy. His motivation is a combination of clichés.

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Raymond Smith
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Raymond Smith

Boring. Give me The joker, Catwoman, or The Penguin anytime.

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Randall Patton
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Randall Patton

Compared to comic Thanos, MCU Thanos is a pale shadow. Didn't buy the motivation. I know impressing Lady Death would have been tough to pull off in the movies. But kill half the universe to... do what? What was his point? A survival of the fittest thing? Not clear. It's too crowded? Not buying it.

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Ren Davis
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Ren Davis

His motivation isn’t the problem so much as his sadistic nature doesn’t mesh with the motivation that gave him. You can’t have a “greater good, but bad methods” villain, while also saying he has fun beating people and is an overall sadist. Seems like they wanted it both ways, which hurts character.

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Geekvolution
Geekvolution

That's most of my issue with him. You've gotta explore the sadism or totally retcon it once you decide it's a necessarily evil motivation. Maybe he lost himself along the way and is corrupted by his power, even before the gauntlet, but we're not told that.

Chewbaacca's Lover
Chewbaacca's Lover

Also his the ends justifies the means motivation doesn't work with the infinity gauntlet, it's a device that can literally do anything.

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Who is the more reckless starship Captain?

Kathryn Janeway

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Jonathan Archer

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Kathryn Janeway

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Does the latest Sonic 2 trailer have you worried, or are you excited about seeing it?

I'm leery of it

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I think it looks great

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I'm leery of it

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