Wednesday, July 01, 2015

"Clone."


Thanos is ludicrously chatty this episode, but let's be honest, the guy probably doesn't have a lot of people to talk to. Given the opportunity to speechify, it would probably be a good idea to take it. When he had the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos had Mephisto kissing his ass and trying not to get infini-murdered; and I reckon that guy has some stories. Probably can't believe a word of 'em, but probably mighty entertaining.

Even though he's a super-genius with mind-swapping powers learned from aliens, and magic powers learned from gypsies and crazy monks, I still think Dr. Doom's real super-power is that ego. I'm not sure Thanos ever encounters Doom directly--Kang and Doom's plotty-plot is kind of the B-plot to Infinity War--but I could Thanos being entertained by Doom even from afar; like watching a kid's show or a particularly talented monkey.

Meanwhile, Kurt and Pool are so far out of their league here; although Pool does get in a good jab. That he pays for, but still.

2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Doom's ego being big enough for even Thanos to see? Naaaawwwww;)
Interesting to see Starlin co-op John Bryne's idea of there being muliple Thanos clones out there. This was defintiely used like you expressed in the Squirrel Girl example, anytime Thanos didn't act the way Starlin thought he should. I know that excuse could really apply to every comic character sometimes, but then I guess nobody would be special like Doom and Thanos are;)

SallyP said...

Nothing like a villainous clone! They're just so darned handy!

Nice to see that Thanos has a sense of humor. A weird one, but a sense of humor nevertheless.