Comics and movies both go hand in hand. Although they are different from each other, it makes them equally incredible. At times, what sounds good in comics wouldn’t look so good at screens. Some scenes look great at screens and fit it movies but not comics. But, one wouldn’t be so well without the help of others. There are a few perspectives of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War that isn’t really in the comics but indeed worked out great.
The inspiration behind the character:
The Thanos in comics is inspired by the love for the physical embodiment of Death. So, to win her approval, he goes after the Infinity Gems to prove his love by giving her half of the universe. But, it all goes in vain. His love for Mistress Death has never been reciprocated. Also, at one point, she makes him immortal so that he can never feel her embrace. In the movie, Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is motivated by the goal of saving the universe from overpopulation. The deaths he’s caused have been in the pursuit of saving the universe’s finite resources. Nevertheless, Thanos in comics is also bothered with overpopulation.
About the character:
According to the comics, Thanos is depicted as a maniac destructor with a big evil grin. He’s mostly or almost seen always wearing his eye-catching gold and blue armor. But, according to the movie, he is shown as a more sympathetic creature in Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos loses his armor and some of his maniacal qualities. It is also explained that throughout the movie, he gets more and more powerful. Thus, Thanos no longer needs the extra protection.
Another important characteristic of Thanos in the comics is his hubris. Thanos is always confident in his powers and believes that he’ll be victorious no matter what. Surely, the reason for it is because he’s collected the Infinity Gems. He thinks that The Avengers are a small threat that he takes off the gauntlet. But, in combat with The Avengers, his daughter Nebula puts on his discarded gauntlet and reverses all the causes Thanos has done.