In order to bring balance back to the universe, Thanos decided to pursue the Infinity Gauntlet. A Gauntlet with all six of the Infinity Stones attached would grant the wielder any wish he ever desires. Thanos knew that the resources of the world were limited. He wanted the universe not to suffer the same fate his home-world Titan did. But that does not excuse the fact that Thanos actually went against his own principles of leaving the other half alone when it comes to the Asgardians.
He killed them all and he did it mercilessly. The Asgardians also deserved a similar fate as the rest of the species of the universe did. The other half needed to survive. So why did Thanos kill them all? Turns out, there is a reason.
This fan theory claims that there is a connection between Asgard and Thanos’ eventual retribution. Thanos is a villain unlike any other that the Avengers have ever faced. The Earth’s mightiest heroes had to pool all their resources together to stop the tyrant’s tyranny and yet they fell short. Thanos got what he came for. But he did not just kill half of all species in the universe. He broke the spirit of the good guys in the process.
Thor had the most traumatic experience. Not only did he saw first-hand, the complete annihilation of his own species in front of his eyes as he watched helplessly but also, even after he got the Stormbreaker axe, he was still not powerful enough to stop the Mad Titan.
The Asgardian race has a biology that is superior to almost all other species found in the universe. And it is their physiology that led to their doom. Thanos judged that the Asgardian race needed to be shrunk to a minuscule because of their unique biological abilities. Or at least that is what the theory tells us. Reddit has got a crazy amount of fan theories and one, in particular, explains why Thanos killed so many Asgardians and left only a handful of them as the survivors after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
The reason why the Mad Titan killed almost all of them is that – the Asgardians have a lifespan of more than 5000 years!! Their huge lifespan compelled Thanos to reduce their population to less than 25 percent of their original numbers so that the Asgardians do not multiply back to square one because of their enormous life spans.
Only a few are left and with their home annihilated, they have nowhere to go. The world will soon see the death of the Asgardian race or something completely new arises out of the ashes of the Asgardian ashes. Let us hope it is the latter and not the former. As we would not like our favorite fictional race of Marvel Universe Gods to die a quick death!
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
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 artefacts 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.
Thanos first appeared in The Avengers of 2012 in a Post Credits scene. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
When Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things