Since the very first release of Gorr the God Butcher's look in the upcoming MCU movie Thor: Love and Thunder, fans all over the internet have been obsessed with the supervillain.
Gorr is one of the most commendable villains in the comics and has gained approximately the same amount of fan-following as Thanos, The Mad Titan. Thanos has already debuted in the MCU and is considered the most deadly villain in the cinematic universe to date.
However, we have a feeling that The Mad Titan may not hold his crown for long, as Gorr the God Butcher, played by none other than the legendary Christian Bale, comes into play in the upcoming and much-anticipated Thor movie.
Here, we delve into the details and take a look at why Thanos might soon be dethroned as the deadliest Marvel villain.
Exploring the powers of Thanos versus Gorr the God Butcher: Who will win in a battle?
Both Thanos and Gorr have their credibilities, and both are considered to be some of the best characters that Marvel Comics has provided us. However, when it comes to a stone-cold battle between the two, only one can take the cake in the end.
Before we announce the winner, let us take a comprehensive look at both beings and their limitless powers.
Thanos is as praiseworthy in the comics as he is in the MCU. The villain has an unquenchable thirst for power and has numerous fail-safe plans ready when it comes to conquering the world.
He has appeared in various notable comics as Thanos Rising, The Death of Captain Marvel, Infinity War, and The Infinity Crusade, and has always managed to give the heroes a battle to remember for a lifetime.
Many believe that Thanos is only almighty and powerful when he possesses the Infinity Gauntlet. However, the truth is quite different!
While it is true that The Mad Titan does become indestructible with the Infinity Gauntlet containing the power of six Infinity Stones, even without it, he must not be underestimated.
His enviable set of powers includes flight, superhuman strength, superhuman stamina, superhuman agility, superhuman reflexes, nigh-invulnerability, immortality, regenerative healing, energy manipulation, telepathy, matter manipulation, teleportation and mystic abilities.
To top it all off, he has a Titanian-Eternal physiology, which makes him capable enough to hold six Infinity Stones all at once.
Apart from that, Thanos also possesses an unbeatable intellect that has given him an edge over his competitors many times in the past.
However, despite all his strengths, does a forceful supervillain like Gorr have the capability to put an end to The Mad Titan?
Let's find out!
2) Gorr the God Butcher
Since his very first appearance in the Marvel Comics, Gorr the God Butcher has had an open intention to slay all of the prevailing gods in the universe. While Thanos is filled with greed and megalomania, Gorr is filled with revenge, which makes him even more violent and lethal.
He is the kind of being who would not waste his time fighting superheroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, or Iron Man, because has only one motive: To rid the entire universe of Gods.
Therefore, Thor being the God of Thunder, is his sole target among the Avengers. This has been evident in comics like Thor: the Saga of Gorr the God Butcher, King Thor, and The Unworthy Thor, all of which has Gorr giving Thor a hard time, while surviving from fatal attacks and slaying countless gods from the face of the universe.
But how does Gorr manage to kill gods when he is a mortal from a nameless and barren planet? Well, the answer is simple: Gorr became endlessly mighty when he bonded with All-Black the Necrosword, which belonged to Knull, a character associated with Venom and Carnage.
After acquiring this deadly armor, the villain then set off on a journey of hatred and vengeance, killing the gods with the power of the Necrosword and his army: the Shadow Berserkers. However, even when we eliminate the villain's army of executioners, God Butcher's armor is enough to destroy planets with a single blow.
All-Black the Necrosword is known to be one of the most powerful weapons in the entire Marvel Universe, and has the ability to shapeshift according to the host's wishes, manipulate dark energy, provide superhuman capabilities, and even debuff the powers of super-abled beings (to list a few), which makes it difficult to beat.
It has killed billions of gods in different comic continuities and even put an end to various Celestials, who are considered all-powerful beings in the Marvel Comics.
Run before you see this sword, for even though there is no defeating it, there is a possible chance of escape, which is something we think Thor should also follow in Love and Thunder.
The final verdict: Who will emerge victorious in a clash between Thanos and Gorr the God Butcher?
Thanos is a very powerful being with tons of experience in making a fool of his opponents and acquiring galaxies without breaking a sweat. However, we have to agree that even the man who has managed to rid the world of half its population doesn't stand much of a chance against Gorr the God Butcher, as his sword has destroyed planets and killed billions of gods, even without accessing its full abilities.
Some of the gods on Gorr's laundry list can be logged as being more powerful than The Mad Titan, which gives the former a better chance at winning. It should be noted, however, that Thanos still has the capability to outsmart Gorr if the stars are on his side, but when the battle depends on pure power, Gorr the God Butcher ultimately has more tricks in his bag.