Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran the news that a new character had been unlocked for the game Avengers Alliance, Thane. And the observation that all the evidence seemed to point to him being the son of Thanos as seen in the Infinity crossover in New Avengers.
Well, now we get a little more information, with important books for the character’s history being labelled “Life And Death” as Infinity and New Avengers. And the following narrative…
I used to be just a man. Just another healer, nobody of consequence, plying my trade among my people. And then Thanos arrived. How did I get these horrible powers? Why? Did they come from him? All I know is that just as he came to Earth, I… changed. Suddenly I had the power of life and death in my hands. But I could not control it, and the people around me paid the price. Everyone that I had once healed, everyone I knew… dead. I ran before I could kill again, only to find an even greater murderer in my path. Thanos and his lieutenants were coming… for me. This Thanos creature… what does he want from me? If I give myself up to him, will he stop killing people? Or will he just use my powers to kill even more? I need someone to help me understand what I am… what I’ve become. Is that you, Agent? Do you think you can control death itself? I doubt it. But the truth is, I have no other choice. I cannot go back to the way I was, and I cannot go to Thanos. That leaves me with you. But I warn you. Try to use my powers for evil, and I’ll show you what they can do… in abundance.
Wouldn’t it be apt for the death-obsessed Thanos to have a son with the Inhuman power over life and death? And “Agent”? With the new TV show on the way, could S.H.I.E.L.D. be involved?