Throughout Avengers Infinity War movie, we see Thanos fight with one or more Infinity Stones. So he's using their power to win against the Avengers. But does he have any superpowers without these stones or is he just a skilled fighter strong enough for his size.

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He does

Although Thanos' backstory is not covered in the MCU, he is an Eternal,

Thanos possesses the superhuman physiology of all Eternals, granting him superhuman strength, endurance, reflexes, and agility. His skin in nearly invulnerable, particularly against heat, cold, electricity, radiation, toxins, aging, and disease, and he can survive indefinitely without food or water even before his "curse" from Death left him immortal, unable to die. His mind is also invulnerable to most forms of psychic attack, and can project a psionic blast of energy as well as blasts of plasma/cosmic energy from his eyes and hands.


Also a Wikia

Deformed Titan Physiology Thanos is noted to be extremely powerful Titan, so much that he is able to strike fear in the hearts of all of his children and even Loki himself. He even showed no signs of fear upon being threatened by a Infinity Stone empowered Ronan.

  • Immortality: He is an extremely old being and has been called almost impossible to truly kill.
  • Superhuman Strength: He has tremendous amounts of bone and muscle power, which was seen to surpass the Hulk's extraordinary physical power and beat him into unconsciousness.
  • Superhuman Durability: His physical constitution is extremely durable, being able to wield the power of all the Infinity Stones and physically touch them without any damage or injury. He could even take on tremendous amounts of physical damage and still continued on with his mission.
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    "His skin in nearly invulnerable..." A Punch to the face from Iron Man did make Thanos bleed though. He said something like "All that for a drop of blood" in response.
    – Oliver_C
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 16:50
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    Hence "nearly".
    – Paulie_D
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 17:22
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    Gamora also stabbed him in the neck. Sure, it turned out to be an illusion, but Gamora seemed to think that a knife can penetrate his skin.
    – Oliver_C
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 14:23
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    Missing "superhuman size" :-)
    – Bergi
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 21:32
  • None of the text you quoted from the wikia seems to be in the current version of the page. You might want to link to the specific revision of the page you're quoting (and more importantly, include links to the sources of the information, since anyone can edit a wiki page).
    – V2Blast
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 6:54

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