The Children of Thanos: Ebony Maw

Inside the Movie

With the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, a lot of characters were introduced to the MCU that may be new to the non-comic reading moviegoer. In this series, we review the backgrounds of several key characters and how they fit in the grand scheme of things. 

So, who are those evil Children of Thanos that appear in Avengers: Infinity War? They are sort of Thanos’ evil version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Avengers. They were created in the last few years by writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Jim Cheung and Jerome Opeña for Marvel comics. The Children of Thanos are named the Black Order in the Infinity event comic books.

This post will deal with Ebony Maw, in my opinion the most dangerous of the Children. He loves to spout Thanosisms, like what an honor to die at the hands of Thanos. He is basically a priest of Thanos and in the comics helps his boss try to impress Death herself. Swell guy. In the MCU Ebony Maw is focused on obtaining the Infinity Stones for Thanos. Mr. Maw has telekinetic powers in the movie but in the comics, he can also control minds. Ebony Maw’s telekinetic powers seems to appear as magic as he gestures and moves his hands when he is after the stones. When Maw battles Doctor Stephen Strange, he seems like the perfect foil for the good Doctor.

Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron dealt primarily with one big bad such as Loki (with some of Thanos’ army) in Avengers and of course Ultron in Age of Ultron. Infinity War’s Children of Thanos up the danger, evil, and offer a real challenge to the multitude of super heroes.

Check out a spoiler free review by the Guardians of the Geekery, the official podcast of the Charlotte Geeks right here!

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