ITT: name one character who can beat Thanos
Dr. Doom. The man fucked up a God, made spider his bitch, destroyed all of marvels characters in secret wars once. Plus, he has genius level thinking, the dark arts, and built like a Sherman tank. Oh, and he is a dictator.
is meant to be one character from the Marvel universe - ie trivia, or "who could win in a fight" where any fictitious character goes?
In case of the former: dunno
In case of the latter: Morgoth
Nobody beats Iron Bat and Super Captain.
Canonically, Hulk or Odin or Thor can and do both spank his ass, thor usually needs a bit of time but ultimately he's spanked frequently. Others that could do it easily include Doctor Strange, Captain Britannia, Captain Marvel, Blackbolt, anyone with a "no upper power limit" really and any true immortal because then it turns into a war of attrition, and thanos is neither ageless nor immune to being worn down.
Outside of Marvel, the list is ENDLESS
Sandman, (as in the god from the comics of the same name) anyone with a Super Prefix, Superman/boy/girl/woman/dog, any life stealing or soul eating character. the list is truly endless because the list of fictions that outweigh what is functionally a moderately tough character with a large army is MASSIVE. why do this to yourself? why?
"turns off" outside going for reality alteration to remove it entirely, not that simple, and you Can't alter reality to take it off him as he's got gods that have invested in the multiverse in keeping him like that, even Death won't take him now.
Also relies on an item that thanos has never been Remotely competent with.
SG is cheatcodes and the universe is only safe from a girl with vibranium/adamantium fingernails and superstrength,speed and endurance because she has no concept of being a villain.
>name one character who can beat Thanos
>literally reshapes a universe
>can create and destroy universes
>able to duplicate a power/ability by just watching it
>a being with a hundreds of powers and discovers new powers by the hundreds
The Living Tribunal
>Literal Judge of the Multiverse
The One Above All
>Literally the one above all beings
CAPTAIN SALSA and his sidekick SARGEANT SANDBAGS
>Afformentioned characters could stop Thanos
>Probably wont do it cause too short a story
Dr Strange or Mathew Malloy both are still mortal beings and could have a motive to stop Thanos
He's mid tier at best, The gauntlet is the source of power but is both Counterable with technology never mind magic and his ego is too vast and his incompetency too great for him to use it at even half potential.
The only reason he's as large a threat in the setting is BECAUSE he has that army and is a threat to multiple worlds at once, as opposed to being a Lesser Dr Doom whom has frequently created objects of equal and greater power to the Infinity Gauntlet AND made himself armour that literally laughs at anything Thanos can throw at it.
The list of characters where the answer is "thanos gets his face/arm/existance ripped off in under 5 seconds" is massive and why you will never see a cross series depiction of thanos facing heroes, too many of them Just End Him.
Thanos is not all powerful, and he's too dumb to use his tools. only reason he's gotten as far as he has is because he functionally ambushed his home species with their best technology and has been coasting on the army/resources he aquired from it.
Thanos couldn't be defeated by everyone in the marvel universe when he had the infinity gauntlet in the comics. The only reason he "lost" is because he doubted his self worth and didn't believe he was strong enough to wield all the power, so he left his weakness when he became the universe and nebula took the gauntlet
The US army of course! USA! USA!
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
And I'm not talking about Edo Tensei Uchiha Madara. I'm not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara either. Hell, I'm not even talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan doujutsus (with the rikodou abilities and being capable of both Amateratsu and Tsukuyomi genjutsu), equipped with his Gunbai, a perfect Susano'o, control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju's DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton kekkei genkai and can perform yin yang release ninjutsu while being an expert in kenjutsu and taijutsu. I’m also not talking about Kono Yo no Kyūseishu Futarime no Rikudō Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Uchiha Madara with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan (which is capable of Enton Amaterasu, Izanagi, Izanami and the Tsyukuyomi Genjutsu), his two original Rinnegan (which grant him Chikushōdō, Shuradō, Tendō, Ningendō, Jigokudō, Gakidō, Gedō, Banshō Ten’in, Chibaku Tensei, Shinra Tensei, Tengai Shinsei and Banbutsu Sōzō) and a third Tomoe Rinnegan on his forehead, capable of using Katon, Fūton, Raiton, Doton, Suiton, Mokuton, Ranton, Inton, Yōton and even Onmyōton Jutsu, equipped with his Gunbai.