Thanos is commonly seen as a threat due to his infinity gauntlet, which allows him to control the concepts of time, space, reality, power, the mind, and the soul. However, Thanos is very capable of defeating strong opponents even without the gauntlet, as his journey to please Death have led him to fight against the Avengers, Galactus, the Annihilators, Odin, and even the entire cosmic hierarchy! The anime world has a wide range of powerful characters, some that may pose a threat to the Titan and outright defeat him within the movie version, but how would they fare against Thanos’ comic version, the stronger of the two?
Death Note is one of the most popular animes from the early 2000’s, as it brought the concept of a human dealing with the powers of a god of death, and how manipulating life itself is a big task. Would the Death Note, which allows the user to cause someone to die by writing their name in, work on the Mad Titan? What about Luffy or Kenshiro, who are pretty capable in their own right? The substitute soul reaper, Ichigo Kurosaki has quite destructive spiritual energy attacks and a menagerie of forms, would his ghost-like abilities affect the purple-chinned conqueror?
Saitama is revered as someone who can one punch any opponent he comes across within his own story, but would that narrative do jack against Thanos, who has endured attacks from opponents far more powerful than the ones Saitama has faced? There are more characters that surpass the power of Saitama as well, would they fare any better? Well, sit back and relax as we go over anime characters that Thanos would definitely be able to defeat!