Thanos is perhaps best known for his lust and desire to please his dark mistress, the human embodiment of Death. In her name, he has destroyed countless worlds and snuffed out millions of lives. With the cosmically charged Infinity Gauntlet in his grasp, Thanos nearly wiped out every living being in the universe, and would have succeeded if not for the intervention of some of the Marvel Universe's greatest heroes.
One of the vastly powerful Eternals of Titan, Thanos was shunned as a child for his gigantic form and grotesque appearance. Wandering the galaxy, he assembled a small army of soldiers, mercenaries, and malcontents, as well as a vast arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. During his travels, Thanos encountered and fell in love with the embodiment of Death, who had assumed the form of a humanoid female. To prove himself worthy of so awesome an entity, he set out to provide his companion with what he thought she desired: the death of every living creature!