In Infinity War, just before he is killed, Loki says:

You will never be a God.

As far as I remember, I don't think Thanos has been portrayed as wanting to become a God in the MCU. I understand that he has a superiority complex that he is the only one who knows and understands what needs to be done, as well as it his burden to do what is needed but I would hardly call it a God complex. Even after he has performed the Snap, he destroys the stones and goes back to a "normal" life in the Garden.

So what Loki says, is it supposed to be a reference to something?


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Thanos saw himself as a savior. Joe Russo said:

So his messianic complex — he is now committed to following through on the idea he had many many years ago. He is not a stable — although he appears stable at times, he is not a stable individual.

On Titan, Thanos says to Doctor Strange:

I finally rest. And watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

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