Are Celestials Stronger than Thanos?

Are Celestials Stronger than Thanos?

In this article, we are going to compare Thanos to a whole race of superpowered beings – the Celestials. In an epic battle of Thanos vs. Celestials, who would win?

Without the help of additions like the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos would not stand a chance against the powerful Celestials and would be beaten by each of them.

Speaking of Celestials vs.Thanos, there’s still a lot to be said. Throughout the rest of this article, we will look at their powers in more detail and see how the fight between Celestials and Thanos would play out.

Who are the Celestials?

The Celestials are a race of superpowered, unusually large humanoid cosmic entities that appear in the Marvel Universe. They were created by Jack Kirby and debuted in Eternals #2 in 1976 and have been an integral part of the Marvel mythos since then. They are among the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe.

Are Celestials Stronger than Thanos?

The origins of the Celestials are largely unknown, and most Marvel characters only know legends about how this superpowered alien race was created. The problem is, that none of these stories are actually substantiated. It is known that the Celestials played a large part in a lot of major events around the universe, especially related to the history of Earth. They are silent, about 2,000 feet tall, and weigh around 260 tons on average.

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The Celestials are also responsible for the creation of both the Eternals, Thanos’s species, and their rivals, the chaotic Deviants. They are also responsible for the emergence of mutants on Earth, as they’re responsible for the X-Gene, along with other beneficial mutations, such as Bruce Banner’s mutation into the Hulk.

They haven’t appeared much in derivative media.

Known members of the Celestials include:

  • Arishem the Judge
  • Ashema the Listener
  • The Blue Celestial
  • Callus the Void
  • Celestial Destructor
  • The Celestial Gardener
  • The Celestial Madonna
  • Devron the Experimenter
  • The Dreaming Celestial
  • Ea the Wise
  • Ego
  • Eson the Searcher
  • Exitar the Exterminator
  • The Fallen a.k.a. Zgreb the Aspirant
  • Gamiel the Manipulator
  • Gammenon the Gatherer
  • Godhead
  • Geun the Executioner
  • Groffon the Regurger
  • Hargen the Measurer
  • Jemiah the Analyzer
  • Kahltro the Tinkerer
  • Marazov the Penitent
  • Nezarr the Calculator
  • Neena the Luck Dragon
  • The One Above All
  • Obliteron
  • Oneg the Prober
  • The Progenitor
  • The Red Celestial
  • The Red/Blue Judge
  • Scathan the Approver
  • Star Child
  • Xodus the Forgotton
  • Tefral the Surveyor
  • Valknar the Exhumer
  • Ziran the Tester

Are Celestials Stronger than Thanos?

Well, in order to give arguments for this answer, we first have to analyze their powers.

Thanos is a very powerful Eternal and has proven himself more powerful than most characters, even without external enhancements such as the Infinity Stones. He has superhuman strength, speed, and durability, he is practically invulnerable, can teleport and regenerate, he can manipulate matter, use telepathic abilities, manipulate energy, and even fly; he also has superhuman intelligence.

What makes him so powerful is the Deviants gene and his years of training and preparation. The thing with the Celestials, though, is that they are stronger on so many levels that Thanos’ powers seem like tidbits. Namely, their physical appearance gives them way more physical power than Thanos has.

Along with that, they’re just ridiculously overpowered – they can move whole planets at will and even create small galaxies on their own, and those are just some of their powers. When compared to them, Thanos is practically a total weakling.

Are Celestials Stronger than Thanos?

So, when both of them are using only their basic powers, Thanos doesn’t stand a chance against the powerful Celestials. Thanos is even weaker than Odin in his basic form, and Odin is a lot weaker than the Celestials. A fight between Thanos and a Celestial would be like a fight between a mouse and an adult human. Surely, the mouse might put up a fight and harm the human a bit, but essentially – he wouldn’t even come close to a victory.

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Still, Thanos has defeated the Celestials on two occasions. One was during The Infinity Gauntlet, when Thanos, using the Infinity Gauntlet, managed to defeat the Celestials, who would easily beat him without the omnipotent accessory. The second occasion was an alternative universe story, in which King Thanos defeated everyone in the Universe, including the Celestials.

There you have it – without accessories or an alternative universe, Thanos doesn’t really stand a chance against any of the Celestials. And that’s it for today. We hope you had fun reading this and that we helped solve this dilemma for you. See you next time and don’t forget to follow us!

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.