Okay I know we are all really excited about the release of all of the movies of the avengers like [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) or infinity war part 1 and 2, but I always wondered who would win in a battle to the death between Thanos and Darkseid. Most likely everybody is going to say thanos because he got the infinity gauntlet but even with that darkseid would make up a pretty good challenge to him, lets check both guys abilities and you decide who wins at the end
Thanos was one of the last sons of A'Lars, progenitor of the second colony of Eternals on Titan, and Sui-San, the last survivor of the original settlement of Eternals on Titan. Born with grey, hide-like skin and a massive body due to being born with the Deviant Syndrome, Thanos was a morose child who became obsessed with the concept of death.
Through bionic implementation and long hours of meditation, Thanos augmented his Eternal strengths and powers so that his abilities surpassed those of all other Titanian Eternals.
As he grew in power, Thanos also grew in ambition and desire for conquest. Thanos stole one of his people's starships and traveled to other star systems to recruit soldiers, mercenaries, and malcontents for a private army. With a small fleet, he dropped nuclear devices on his home world Titan, killing thousands of his people, including his mother Sui-San. Declaring himself ruler of Titan, he then set his sights on Earth
The character possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death. Demonstrating enormous superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, Thanos can absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy and is capable of telekinesis, telepathy and matter manipulation. Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in the art of war on Titan.
Thanos is a genius in virtually all known fields of advanced science and has created technology far exceeding contemporary Earth science. He often employs a transportation chair capable of space flight, force field projection, teleportation, time travel and movement through alternate universes. Thanos is also a master strategist and uses a space vessel called Sanctuary II as a base of operations.
Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips and Darkseid's Elite and was a major player in the cosmic war that was the Final Crisis. Unto the hell that is Apokolips came Darkseid, pure hatred personified, a merciless tyrant who demanded unwavering devotion and abject fear from all his subjects. A being of unparalleled strength, Darkseid nevertheless preferred not to sully his gloves with combat unless provoked to action. His eyes emitted the formidable Omega Sanction, ray beams that could disintegrate, teleport, or resurrect depending on the dread lord's wishes. His sole mission in life was to find and gain control over the Anti-Life Equation which would give him the means to usurp all free will in the sentient universe.
Darkseid (who has been rumored for Batman vs Superman) is one of the most powerful individuals in the entire universe. His monstrous strength rivals Superman's powers. He has consistently proven himself to be incredibly resistant to almost all forms of physical injury. His speed and stamina are also roughly equal to that of Superman.
Darkseid will usually avoid hands-on conflict via the use of his deadly Omega Beam. The Omega Beam is emitted as red beams of light from Darkseid's eyes and affect their targets according to Darkseid's whim.
The Omega Beam can project as concussive force, intense heat, or a beam of disintegration. Their power level is relative to the target, as Superman seems to be able to survive what is presumably the full force of the Omega Beam. Average beings (such as the unfortunate Dan Turpin) are often disintegrated instantly. The beam can also be used to teleport certain beings, a trick that Darkseid often employs to dispatch disgraced servants to the slave mines of Apokolips.
The Omega Beam has a legendary level of accuracy. Once released, the beam will seek their prey relentlessly, dissipating only after impact. Darkseid remarked during his final invasion of Earth that only one being — Batman — has ever been able to avoid the touch of the Omega Beam (by causing the beam to strike an unlucky Parademon). This is particularly impressive as Darkseid has often fired upon targets possessing superhuman speed and reflexes.
Outside the use of his powers, Darkseid's mind in itself is a deadly weapon: he is a patient and cunning schemer, gloating over his enemies even in defeat.Darkseid is known to at least have a 12th level intellect, as evidenced by his ability to comprehend the Anti-Life Equation.
Darkseid also had an arsenal of weapons at his disposal. He carried an Agony Matrix and a Kryptonite knife with him during his second invasion of Earth.
Okay, we saw their abilities, but you might be thinking right now that this is going to be a pretty tight fight, so lets check it out!
Sorry I could not a video featuring them fighting but given their abilities I will describe it in the most descriptive way I can, please enjoy!
First of all Darkseid is going to try defeating Thanos by fear, his great power to play with minds, but it wouldnt work since Thanos also got mind abilities like telekinesis, so that wouldnt work for darkseid. Thanos launches a punch with the infinity gauntlet! Darkseid counters the legendary punch with omega beam laser, that staggers thanos. Darkseid decides to not use his fists against unless totally necessarly, Thanos launches a huge cosmic energy attack which also counters itself with the omega beam, thanos is starting to get impressed since no other creature has actually survived those kind of attacks without even moving, so he combines the gauntlets power with his titan-cosmic abilitie to launch an attack so powerful that darkseids beams are not enough to counter the attack, and he gets hit by it, not inflicting much damage into darkseid, thanos is still impressed by darkseids power. Darkseid finally launches another attack, but this time the beam teleports thanos to apokolips, darkseid has a clear advantage on his planet. Thanos angers because he knows darkseid is just playing with him, so he launches a power-punch attack at full speed to darkseid, both of their stamina is equally matched so as thanos throws a punch darkseid blocks it. But thanos enhanced training allows him to land a combo hit to darkseid, now darkseid is impressed. Those punches really hurt. Seeing that his opponent is clearly up to his level he decides to start using his fists. Both start fighting intensly! But thanos has got the advantage due to his skills! He clearly is beating darkseid, so darkseid decides to launch a full power omega sanctium beam at thanos! Thanos cant dodge forever so eventually gets hit by them! Now totally angered thanos throws a savage punch to darkseid, Darkseid throws his heaviest punch also ending all in a big blast that destroyed entire planets!!