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Fans pit Thanos against Darkseid in the battle of genocidal cosmic warlords

Not as close as you might think.

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Some debates come in waves, popping back up every now and again to see how or if public opinion has changed. Whether it’s ranking the MCU shows or figuring out which Star Wars film is the best or worst, some of the internet’s conversations come with their fair share of déjà vu.

One such debate includes a true clash of the titans between Marvel and DC; in a battle between Marvel’s Thanos with a fully stacked Infinity Gauntlet and DC’s Darkseid in control of the Anti-Life Equation, who would come out on top?

For those of you not in the know, Thanos is an all-powerful alien descended from the Eternals, and is often equipped with the Infinity Gauntlet, which allows him to manipulate the Infinity Stones. There are six stones in total, each one granting control over a specific aspect of the universe, which include Space, Mind, Reality, Time, Power, and Soul.

As for Darkseid, he too hails from a mighty alien race known as the New Gods, and is hellbent on erasing free will from the universe. To do this, he sought out the Anti-Life Equation, a mathematical formula hidden deep in the universe’s collective consciousness that allows for absolute control over the minds of all sentient creatures.

And with that, the stage is set…

…and it’s not even close.

For perhaps the first time in history, there’s no disagreement here on Twitter. Darkseid seems like the unanimous pick, with one user suggesting he wouldn’t even need the Anti-Life Equation in this matchup.

Well, now that that’s all sorted, it’s about time we found a new Marvel/DC matchup to fixate on once every three months. Squirrel Girl versus Superman, anyone?

Charlotte Simmons
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Charlotte Simmons

Charlotte is a freelance writer for We Got This Covered, a graduate of St. Thomas University's English program, a fountain of film opinions, and the single biggest fan of Peter Jackson's 'King Kong,' probably. Having written professionally since 2018, her work has also appeared in The Town Crier and The East