Thane is the son of Thanos, his last biological child kept a secret from him. Marvel Phase IV’s upcoming movie, ETERNALS could hold the key to unlocking the phenomenon of this mysterious character. This is a character of immense strength, half inhuman and half Titan.
Who exactly is Thane and why is it possible for Marvel to make him a key character in the upcoming ETERNALS? Let’s find out.
Thane – Son of Thanos but nothing like him:
Thanos, the mad titan who destroyed half of all population on Earth, is a key Marvel character because of his strength and abilities. He gains his strength from the training that he’s given by the Inhumans and he has a lot of healing powers as well.
Thane is born from the ravaging that Thanos committed on a tribe of Inhumans. He is born and raised in a hidden city by the name of Ortolan. Orollan is run by the House Of LOR and where they lived for thousands of years. When Thane comes of age though, he is denied terra genesis. Thane believes that going through this process is his ultimate fate but continues as a healer for others going through this process to help them understand and gain control over their powers.
Thanos’ son has psychological and physical healing powers which he uses for the good of others. Unlike Thanos, Thane seems to be a good man. That is until…
Did he survive Thanos’ snap?
Thanos snaps the infinity stones, rubbing all the powers of the universe together to finish half of all life in the MCU universe. When this event occurs in 2018, Thane ultimately survives but sees life disappear from his home. This enrages him but with good intentions, similar to the feelings of Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and the rest of the Avengers. Many of the Inhumans he loves die but Thane himself survives and is motivated more than ever to protect Orollan. Though he has the best of intentions, his actions backfire.
Fuelled by the desire to protect Orollan and claim what destiny has in store, Thane goes against the wish of the elder Inhumans and steals a Terrigen Crystal. Thane uses it for Terragenesis. The unimaginable energy that flows through him makes him one of the most powerful Inhuman in existence. If you are aware of the powers of Inhumans, you are probably aware of how wild this must be.
Thane’s terra genesis makes him so immensely powerful that he ends up destroying his own city, Orollan. The circumstances lead to an emotional and physical breakdown. One can say that Thane needs a healer like himself but has nobody left.
Revenger or Avenger? Thane’s true destiny awaits:
There are many speculations as to what role Thane will play in the ETERNALS. It only makes sense that he should embrace himself and follow in the footsteps of his father, Thanos. Thane is the ultimate powerhouse with the ability to destroy entire planets at a time. If he does turn out to be vengeful about his father’s death, it would mean a supervillain is coming to MCU town sooner rather than later.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Thane will destroy everything or turn into a healer? There are a few educated guesses but nobody can say what Marvel’s cooking up for Phase IV.
ETERNALS releases in 2021 starring Angelina Jolie in a lead role as well as the Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington.