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One of the latest villains in the esteemed and massively popular Marvel Cinematic universe is an alien named Thanos. Far above other beings, he believes that half of the world needs to be exterminated in order to save the planet. This may sound terrible, but Thanos has surprisingly understandable logic. Is Thanos evil, or justified in his claims?

Yes, Thanos is a villain Show more Show less

We cannot accept his kind of logic and action in the world which will lead to great suffering.
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Thanos was ruthless, even to his own children

The way he treated his own kids classifies him as a bad guy.

The Argument

Thanos "rescued" two children just to train them to be ruthless killers. From a young age, Thanos forced his two daughters to fight each other, inciting cruelty and an unhealthy rivalry between the two. He even replaced Nebula's body with mechanics as they went in order to improve her[1]. What kind of father pits his children against each other? That action alone proves that he is a villain. No father, no matter what, should place that kind of cruelty on his children.

Counter arguments

Thanos was simply doing what he had to do. He needed and wanted to raise strong children that would fight and work by his side without fail. He was doing what he needed to do.

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[P1] Thanos abused his daughters [P2] This classifies him as a villain

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  1. https://www.bustle.com/p/what-did-thanos-do-to-nebula-the-mcu-villains-daughter-came-to-hate-him-for-a-reason-17039465

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