When it comes to comparing the ultimate villains of DC Comics and Marvel comics, there are only two names: Thanos and Darkseid.
A great Superhero head-to-head, a fight between Thanos and Darkseid is bound to be the ultimate contest, Darkseid is known as Thanos of DC comics. At their peaks, both would have the universe in the palm of their hands.
Thanos made a name for himself in the Infinity Saga. Darkseid has also plagued the DC Universe and its heroes. Final Crisis is a prominent example of his sinister deeds. Both characters are remarkably similar in appearance and they also have similar backgrounds. Thanos and Darkseid have each served as tyrannical rulers of planets.
The iconic Villains Thanos and Darkseid
After the success of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has become an icon in the Marvel Universe. Thanos has the power to do practically fight anything his wishes with Infinity Stones’ power, while Darkseid also has universe bending power. Consequently, the two villains, Thanos and Darkseid are constantly linked and compared to each other when they fight.
Indeed, Marvel’s Thanos and DC’s Darkseid almost look like they have a connection. And so, it is. The man who created Thanos, Jim Starlin himself admitted that the Marvel god’s look was ‘influenced’ by DC’s Darkseid created by Jack Kirby.
What if, there’s a fight between Thanos and Darkseid?
It’s hard to say who would win if ever there is a fight between Darkseid and Thanos. Both have incredibly powerful weapons: ‘The Omega Beams’ and ‘The Infinity Gauntlet’ respectively, two of the most potent tools in all of comic book history.
Darkseid was created in 1971 and appeared in DC Comics publications for four decades. Darkseid is the son of King Yuga Khan and Queen Heggra, Prince Uxas. He is the second in line to the throne of Apokolips, plotted to seize power over the planet. Darkseid, the Thanos of DC comics has also associated with merchandise including animated television series, toys, trading cards, and video games.
On the other hand, Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe. He is the son of Eternals A’lars. Furthermore, he carries the genes of the Deviants and shares the physical appearance of the Eternals. Thanos augmented his physical strength and powers through his superior scientific knowledge.
The batter of two invincible beings
If Darkseid and Thanos fight at their peak we are not sure who wins. Thanos will use his infinity Stone power and Darkseid will possess Anti-Life Equation. So, before Thanos does anything to Darkseid, he will just mind-wipe and not even start. So, to have a real fight, both Thanos and Darkseid have to put their power aside and then fight.
Thanos is often seen fighting and has taken down the best characters in the Marvel Universe. In comics he has fought with Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, Thor, and even held his own against Galactus. With the Infinity Gauntlet around his wrist, Thanos is practically unstoppable, which gives him an edge over Darkseid.
But then, Darkseid is one of the most powerful figures in the DC comics, more than Thanos. Moreover, the Justice League is inherently more powerful than the Avengers but even then, it is little more than a chore for Darkseid to take them down. Darkseid can also teleport through time and space. Physically, he’s practically unmatched.
What defeats a Superhero are his weaknesses
Before he was resurrected, The Mad Titan was remarkably durable and resistant to injury. Death augmented these traits and made Thanos nearly invulnerable and practically impossible to bring down. even when an opponent lands a good hit, Thanos has an extraordinary healing factor.
But there’s one trait where Thanos shows an almost human-like weakness. Thanos has morals and emotions, but Darkseid has no such soft spot when he fights. Thanos’s ego makes him underestimate his opponents and it’s come back to bite him. Furthermore, Darkseid is also immortal. Along with the rest of his race, he took powers from other deities and individuals. Darkseid does not age and he is impervious to disease.
Darkseid vs Thanos, Who wins the fight?
Finally, Darkseid has pure strength, infinite resources, and the unparalleled power of Omega Beams. With that, he has a vast amount of battle experience that gives him the ultimate edge. So, Darkseid wins because he is Darkseid.