To many, Thanos has been just a whisper from Avengers fans abuzz about post-credits scenes. He has been cast, recast, redesigned, and mixed up with Apocalypse peppered throughout the decade of the MCU. But 2018 finally gave the character the spot he deserved. A once mythical villain with limited star
power and unrealized potential is now regarded as one of the most powerful villains of all time. Thanos took on not only the Avengers, but the entire gauntlet, if you will, of Marvel heroes from the Guardians of the Galaxy to the armies of Wakanda, and he won. He beat them.
Permanence is always in question, but one thing for sure is that Thanos is revered.