In Marvel comics, Infinity War is one of the greatest comic book events that is definitely worthy of being adapted onto the big screen. The MCU officially made its debut in 2008 with Iron Man and since then 18 movies that have been released and they collectively earned over $14 Billion at the worldwide box-office. Everything that has happened in 10 years has led us to an epic showdown that we have all been waiting for i.e Avengers Assemble taking on Mad Titan ‘Thanos’.
On one hand, there are Earth’s mightiest ‘The Avengers’ and Guardians of the Galaxy who will have to join forces, prevent Infinity stones from falling into the wrong hands and do whatever it takes to save the humanity.
On the other hand, there is powerful cosmic creature Thanos who is hell-bent on becoming the ultimate ruler of cosmos. But to achieve that exalted status, he must collect all the six Infinity stones – Power, Space, Mind, Time, Reality, Soul; then assemble the Infinity gauntlet and acquire cosmic singularities that govern the fundamental forces of existence.
Thanos is not alone as his children (also known as Black Order) are firmly standing by his side. The Black Order consists of the most vile and cruel of creatures handpicked by Thanos from throughout the universe to serve as the mad Titan’s Generals and Lieutenants. These are some of the deadliest alien creatures who have destroyed entire planets and commit large scale atrocities for their master.
Amongst them, Proxima Midnight has garnered an immense reputation for being ruthless and cruel in her tactics to meet her objectives. While she may be appearing in Infinity War as one of the primary antagonists besides Thanos, there’s so much we don’t know about her. Presenting 15 incredible facts about Proxima Midnight – The Femme Fatale of Thanos’ Black order….
She is the wife of Corvus Glaive, another member of the Black Order
Proxima Midnight has a twisted love story. She fell in love with Corvus Glaive the Merciless, a General in the Black Order and the most trusted of Thanos’ confidantes. She is always seen with Glaive as she does’nt usually go on individual missions, but if required she can be the worst nightmare of her opponents.
Proxima Midnight attacked Atlantis
Thanos sent his Generals to take down the Illuminati before launching his invasion of Earth. Proxima was tasked with taking down the underwater nation of Atlantis, the home of Namor. She laid waste large portions of the underwater city and unleashed terror which the likes of Namor had never seen before.
She turned Namor into a villain
Namor is better known as an Anti-Hero of the Marvel Universe. He was still a good guy until Wakanda almost destroyed his country. When Proxima met Namor, she saw a broken man. Proxima asked Namor for help in taking down Wakanda. Namor agreed.
She defeated the Hulk on her own
Proxima met the Avengers soon on the battlefield. Allied with Corvus Glaive, Proxima met the Hulk and Captain America. The Hulk was pinned down by Proxima with the weight of an entire star as Corvus slit his throat. Well, I guess after reading this now those Reddit guys who posted if Thanos can take down Hulk will stop their utter crap.
She killed her own husband
When Cap realized that the husband-wife duo was impossible to beat together, he used his shield to deflect Proxima’s attacks on Corvus. Proxima, unwittingly, disintegrated her own husband to dust.
She saved the Multiverse
The Universal Incursions were threats that could wipe out an entire reality if left unchecked. Namor enlisted the help of several villains including Proxima and Corvus to stop these alternate timelines from destroying our own.
She takes pleasure in chaos
Proxima has a great affinity for destruction and annihilation and is the happiest when doing the aforementioned tasks. Proxima holds destruction sacred and a gift to be revered and held sacred.
Proxima Midnight once almost stole the Mjolnir
The hammer of Thor is legendary in both the Marvel Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Thanos tasked Proxima to retrieve the hammer from the Collector, she met Thor and Beta Ray Bill in the battle to get their hands on Mjolnir.
Her weapon can create Star Nets – Nets that can literally be as heavy as an entire star!!
Proxima never goes into the battlefield without her spear. And she has a pretty good reason to do so too. Proxima’s Spear can create Star Nets. These nets are so heavy they can outclass the weight of our own sun. They were used to hold the Hulk down.
She is the oldest of the members of the Black Order
Ever since the black Order has made its debut in Marvel’s pages, Proxima is always seen by their side and in their ranks. Proxima is indeed one of the oldest and well-known members of the Black Order besides Corvus Glaive.
Proxima Midnight is a skilled fighter
Proxima is a very good close combat specialist. She uses her unique blend of devastating energy based attacks along with her fighting style to deal deadly blows to her enemies in a matter of seconds. She can take down Black Panther and Eric Killmonger combined and they won’t even realize what hit’em.
She has enormous strength
Do not let her womanly stature fool you. Proxima possesses enormous strength. The very fact that she has locked hornms with the incredible hulk and lived to tell the tale is a testament to her prowess.
Her Weapon never misses
It is not to say that Proxima possesses deadly and superhuman marksmanship. The weapon she uses, a spear, is actually the one that helps her achieve this. Proxima’s spear can turn into three separate Black Light constructs that never ever miss. She is a perfectionist and her number of kills are countless.
Her weapon has the power of a supernova.
The Weapon was forged in a similar way as Mjolnir. A star was sacrificed so that Proxima’s weapon could take shape. As such, it possesses the power of an entire supernova.
Her weapon is a space-time anomaly
The fact that separates Proxima’s Spear from Thor’s hammer is the fact that Proxima’s spear has had an extra process added to it at the end. Before her spear was formed, Space-Time was distorted to ensure the Weapon’s superiority.
She will be seen in the upcoming Avengers Infinity War directed by Russo brothers who previously directed Captain America: First Avenger and Captain America: Civil War. Produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige and his team of executive producers such as Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Stan Lee and Louis D’Esposito. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written the screenplay for the movie.
The official synopsis of the movie released by Marvel reads as:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.