VOL 23
Issue 11v28
Str Date: 2023.332.

Thanos vs. Darkseid

The Clash of the Cosmic Villains:

Thanos vs. Darkseid

As a comic enthusiast, few things are more exciting than imagining the hypothetical battles between characters from different universes. One such battle that has captured the imagination of fans for decades is the showdown between Marvel’s Thanos and DC’s Darkseid. Both are compelling villains who have caused havoc in their respective universes, and it’s intriguing to consider who would come out on top if they ever went head-to-head.

To fully understand the potential outcome of a fight between Thanos and Darkseid, examining their histories and how they became such formidable villains is crucial.


Thanos first appeared in Iron Man #55 in 1973, created by writer Mike Friedrich and artist Jim Starlin. Thanos is a member of the Titan race, born on the moon of Saturn named Titan. From a young age, Thanos exhibited exceptional intelligence and physical strength but was obsessed with death. Thanos believed he could balance the universe and ensure its survival by killing off half of all living beings.

Thanos quickly became a major villain in the Marvel Universe, often coming into conflict with the Avengers and other heroes. He sought out the Infinity Stones, a set of powerful artifacts that would allow him to achieve his goal of wiping out half of all life in the universe. Thanos eventually obtained all six Infinity Stones, and in the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, he used them to eliminate half of all life in the universe.

On the other hand, Darkseid first appeared in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 in 1970, created by writer-artist Jack Kirby. Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips, a planet in the DC Universe home to a race of beings known as the New Gods. Darkseid is obsessed with obtaining the Anti-Life Equation, a formula that would give him control over all sentient life in the universe.

Like Thanos, Darkseid is incredibly powerful, with superhuman strength and durability. However, his true power comes from his Omega Beams, potent energy blasts that he can fire from his eyes. The Omega Beams are nearly impossible to avoid and can disintegrate almost anything they encounter.

Artwork by Fiver Freelancer, Spidey Erkan.

Darkseid quickly became a major villain in the DC Universe, often coming into conflict with Superman and other heroes. Darkseid also formed alliances with other villains, such as the evil god Desaad and the Female Furies, a team of female warriors loyal to him.

Thanos and Darkseid are incredibly powerful and formidable villains. They both desire ultimate power and will go to great lengths to obtain it. However, their motivations are quite different. Thanos seeks to balance the universe through death, while Darkseid seeks to control it through the Anti-Life Equation.


In terms of their abilities, both characters have a wide range of powers and strengths. Thanos has superhuman strength and durability, a genius-level intellect, and vast knowledge of science and technology. He also controls the Infinity Stones, which gives him the power to manipulate reality.

On the other hand, Darkseid has superhuman strength, durability, and incredibly powerful Omega Beams. He is also a skilled strategist and manipulator, able to form alliances and use others to achieve his goals.

Thanos and Darkseid are incredibly powerful villains with a long history of causing havoc in their respective universes. A battle between the two would be extremely intense and destructive. However, it’s clear that both characters are incredibly formidable foes and should not be underestimated.

Let’s consider the physical attributes of each character. Thanos is a towering figure, standing over 8 feet tall and weighing around 985 pounds. He is incredibly strong, can lift over 100 tons, and has a durable body thanks to his superhuman physiology. He is also brilliant, with a genius-level intellect and an almost unparalleled knowledge of science and technology.

Darkseid, on the other hand, is also a physically imposing figure, standing over 9 feet tall and weighing over 800 pounds. He has a similar level of strength to Thanos, can lift over 100 tons, and his body is incredibly durable. However, Darkseid’s true power comes from his Omega Beams, powerful energy blasts that he can fire from his eyes. These beams can disintegrate almost anything they encounter, making Darkseid an incredibly dangerous foe.

The Battle

With their physical attributes established, let’s consider how a fight between them would play out. The battle would likely occur on a grand scale, with both characters destroying as they fight. Thanos would probably start by trying to use his intelligence to gain an advantage, possibly using his vast knowledge of science and technology to create some kind of weapon that could weaken Darkseid.

However, Darkseid is no slouch when it comes to intelligence, and he would likely be able to see through any tricks that Thanos tries to pull. So instead, it’s more likely that the two would quickly get into a physical confrontation, with both characters exchanging blows that shake the planet’s foundations.

As the battle intensifies, Darkseid will likely begin to use his Omega Beams. These beams would be incredibly difficult for Thanos to dodge, and even if he could, they would likely cause massive destruction to the surrounding area. So instead, Thanos would probably try to counter Darkseid’s Omega Beams with his energy attacks, using the power of the Infinity Stones to try to overcome his foe.

However, Darkseid’s Omega Beams are incredibly powerful, and it’s unlikely that Thanos could overcome them. It’s possible that he could use his intelligence to come up with a way to deflect or absorb the Omega Beams, but it’s unlikely that he could do so without sustaining significant damage.

As the battle wears on, it’s possible that one of the combatants could gain the upper hand. Thanos has a history of being a tactical genius, and he could likely outmaneuver Darkseid and find a way to defeat him. However, Darkseid is mighty and resilient, and it’s equally likely that he could overpower Thanos and emerge victorious.


Final Thoughts

Ultimately, it’s impossible to say who would win in a fight between Thanos and Darkseid. Both characters are compelling, with various abilities that would make them formidable foes. However, the battle would likely be incredibly destructive, with both characters causing massive damage as they fight.

That being said, if we had to pick a winner, we would have to give the edge to Darkseid. His Omega Beams are a potent weapon, and it’s unlikely that Thanos could overcome them.

This is our opinion, and we would like to know yours! So, drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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