Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….
Thanos vs. Darkseid!
First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Thanos’ and Darkseid’s powers and abilities which would then lead them into battle.
Thanos is a descendant of the Eternals meaning he was born with a Deviant gene making him a ‘mutant’ on his alien planet. This gene would give him purple skin and many abilities making him an outcast on his planet. Thanos met, worshiped and fell in love Mistress Death who would teach the Titan many trainings. He would become one of the strongest, smartest and most powerful entities in the universe also known as the Mad Titan!
- Identity: Thanos
- Alter Ego: None
- Occupation(s): Villain
- Team Affiliations: Cabal
Uxas was a mud grubber on his home world that was uncared for by the Old Gods. Enraged by the Old Gods, Uxas traveled to the sacred mountain where the Old Gods slept. During their sleep Uxas whispered in the ears of all those Gods words that would cause each god to turn against each other. As they weakened during the battle, Uxas killed them. Absorbing all that energy Uxas transformed into the New God, Darkseid.
- Identity: Darkseid
- Alter Ego: Uxas
- Occupation(s): Villain, New God, conqueror
- Team Affiliations: None
Powers & Abilities: Thanos
- Super Strength
- Super Agility
- High Reflexes
- Invulnerability – immune to aging, diseases; no need for food or water for long periods of time
- Block of Psychic Attacks – more powerful than Moondragon; entered mind of Galactus and battled him astrally
- Psionic Blasts
- Plasma and Cosmic Blasts
- Healing – can heal others as well
- Matter Manipulation
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Resistant to Matter and Reality Manipulation
Power & Abilities: Darkseid
- Super Strength – destroyed a Green Lantern ring
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Invulnerability –immune to diseases and viruses
- Resistance – in mental manipulation, matter manipulation, time manipulation and reality warping
- Omega Beams – powerful blast from eyes that targets its target until it hits it; can hurt the Anti-Monitor
- Mind Control
- Matter Manipulation
- Energy Manipulation – separated Firestorm; destroyed the massive planet of the Old Gods
- Energy/Force Field
- Dimensional Manipulation – open portals and travel through universes and dimensions
- Soul Manipulation
- Size Alteration
- Cosmic Sense – senses powerful cosmic beings or events
- Astral Projection
- Omega Sanction – traps an individual in a series of alternative realities, each one more hellish than the other
- Weaknesses: Radion
The Mad Titan vs. The New God! Before we start Thanos won’t use the Cosmic Cube nor the Infinity Gauntlet while Darkseid is not in the possession of the Anti-Life Equation. I am aware that I previously stated Martian Manhunter vs. Vision would be the most super power packed clash, until I started researching these guys. These mega-hitters are so equally matched that it took me two days to think of a fair way this fight would end. Darkseid and Thanos can pick up a 100 ton with barely any effort. Thanos is able to fight threats such as Hulk or Thor while Darkseid beat Superman and Superboy with at most two punches. Darkeid seems to be the stronger one here, but just by a margin. This fact can be proved when he beat the entire Earth-2 heroes, then defeated Alan Scott who at the time was powered by an entire Multiverse’s worth of elemental forces.
We can say that Thanos and Darkseid have both proven to be equally successful in hand-to-hand combat as the Mad Titan fought Hercules, Thor, Thing and Professor Hulk all at the same time and managed to stand fairly well against them, while Darkseid was able to overpower Superman and Wonder Woman. Both Darkseid and Thanos have telepathic, matter and reality manipulation abilities that are really powerful, but Thanos and Darkseid are both resistant to these types of attacks making these feats unimportant. These two juggernauts will fight neck in neck, but Darkseid has an advantage in his speed as he reacts, thinks and moves in microseconds giving the New God ability to move faster than his opponent.
Their long range weapons are also a big part of this battle. The Mad Titan can shoot plasma and cosmic blasts from his eyes and hands giving him the amazing feats of KO’ing the Thing, hurting Thor, and most impressively sending Galactus flying when he was shot. Darkseid possess the Omega Beams which don’t stop until they miss their target. Although, they would end up killing a regular person it would only hurt figures such as Thanos because of his invulnerability. All this means is that Thanos’ blasts are surprisingly much more powerful than the Omega Beams. Darkseid did possess the Omega Sanction, but recently he hasn’t been able to show this ability so, we will disclose it from here.
It is really obvious that when it comes to intelligence, Thanos trumps all by knowing the “secrets” of the universe, gazed into the Infinity Well and is arguably the 2nd most knowledgeable person in the universe, just behind the Watcher. Darkseid is a very intelligent being, but the stats of the Mad Titan are not a fair comparison, although the New God has incredibly strong use of telekinesis which allows him to cause windstorms or going as far as moving planets. Maybe these feats from both of the villains would end up hurting one another, their healing abilities would come into play to protect them. Thanos can heal just from a skeleton, while Darkseid was reduced to ashes by the Spectre and came back shortly, and that’s not to mention their force/energy fields. Now it is time to look at their stamina, durability and invulnerability.
Darkseid is immune to the Green Lantern ring; withstood planetary explosion, Anti-Monitor and his Anti-Matter blasts, and a collapse of multiple dimensions! Sadly for Darkseid, Thanos’ durability is much better as he brushed off attacks from Thor & Drax; beat Thor in possession of a Power Gem; was unaffected by 2 massive Thor lighting strikes; taken a full power blast from Silver Surfer; was unaffected by Odin’s blasts; survived attacks from Kosmos, Omega (twice the power of Galactus) and Galactus, and barely got damaged by Black Bot’s scream. By the way his shields are so strong, they can briefly take assault from Thor with a power gem and protect him from Omega. During this fight Thanos’ durability seems to be a counter for most of Darkseid’s attacks making them not so effectual. And if Galactus can be pushed back by Thanos’ cosmic blasts then it is a sure thing the New God would be highly damaged. Thanos also has weapons in his arsenal that would be too much for Galactus’ knowledge such as his bombs that he was able to kill Hunger with (an entity that had Galactus trapped). Thanos can go toe to toe with figures of Power Cosmic which hold the most immerse power in the universe like when he almost killed Silver Surfer. Darkseid did fight Anti-Monitor, (SPOILER from Justice League: Darkseid War) but it ended him with his death. Thanos has a strong bond with Mistress Death which would possibly let Thanos have a chance of killing Darkseid if not knocking him out.
Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.
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