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We know he didn't almost lose on Titan. Dr Strange checked a myriad of possible futures, and in none of them did they defeat Thanos on Titan and end the threat. If Thanos was "almost beaten" in any meaningful way, then some change in what the heroes did would have moved the result over to "beaten". The most generous possibility is that ...


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Along with what @iandotkelly said about the element of surprise on Titan, I would argue Thanos was not actually fighting to beat them initially, he was just enjoying the fight like he did when he fought the Hulk at the start of the movie. Only after Mantis almost caused him to lose the gauntlet did he get serious and swiftly beat everyone. He didn't need to ...


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I don't think it was a question of which team was the more powerful, but simply the circumstances of each fight. The group on Titan had prepared a plan and were waiting for him to arrive to ambush him. Thanos was expecting to pick up the Time Stone from Ebony Maw. He didn't expect resistance and was surprised by what happened. Also while Thanos does ...


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