Galactus vs Thanos: Who Would Win In A Fight?

The Marvel Universe is filled with powerful villains, but there are few as powerful as Thanos. He has been a threat to Earth since the very beginning and he’s only grown more dangerous over time. But what about Galactus? Who would win in a fight: Galactus or Thanos? The answer may surprise you!

Galactus vs Thanos:


Galactus is a mythical being who has the power to destroy worlds. His mightiness and ability to devastate planets should be enough of an indication that Thanos doesn’t stand a chance against him. The numbers don’t lie! He’s going down in this fight, but it won’t necessarily be easy for Galactus either because there are some things we know about Thanos… But I’m betting on Galactus by far because as you can see from the stats above, there really isn’t much competition here at all.

Some people are team Galactus, some people are team Thanos. Some don’t care because they’re not really that interested in the Marvel world and its characters. Whether you’re pro-Galactus or pro-Thanos, it doesn’t matter. We all want to know who would win in a fight! In this blog post, we’ll explore and compare both of these powerful beings so that we can finally decide which one is stronger!

Comparing Physical Characteristics

When we compare both beings pure on their physical characteristics, we can already see incredible differences.

Thanos is 6’7″ or 2 meters and weighs 985 lbs. He was born on the planet Titan and has purple skin. Thanos has an incredible intellect that makes him one of the smartest beings alive. He also has superhuman strength which means it would be hard to fight against him even if an opponent were wearing armor or some kind of super suit.

Galactus on the other hand, his height and weight actually vary according to Marvel. But at the moment, he is stated as 28’9″ tall or 8.7 metres and weighs 18.2 tons.

For those who are not familiar with Galactus, he is a cosmic entity that sustains himself by feeding on planets. He has been depicted as having the physical characteristics of a gigantic human male and is capable of flying through space at incredible speeds or teleport. His power was so great that it took nearly all the heroes in Marvel Universe to take him down when they first encountered him!

Infinity Gauntlet

In the Marvel Universe, the Infinity Gauntlet is widely regarded as being one of the most powerful objects that exist. This gauntlet is capable of holding up to 6 soul gems which are also referred to as Infinity gems. When these gems are combined with the strength of the wielder, this person can do just about anything they desire.

This gauntlet was acquired by Thanos who then sought out each of the 6 soul stones from the Elders of the Universe. Thanos’s goal was to eliminate half of all living organisms in the entire universe and he was successful in this quest.

Power Cosmic

Galactus is a cosmic entity that holds Power Cosmic which is a powerful cosmic energy. This energy enabled him to create any effect he wanted such as altering the size of things. Other powers that he was granted through this energy include the ability to teleport anything, including whole galaxies, matter transmutation, the ability to make force fields, to communicate with other beings through telepathy, create portals across different dimensions, develop a higher level of cosmic awareness etc. He also achieved the ability to bring the dead back to life, re-create worlds that were destroyed, manipulate the souls of humans and other mortals, bring back the entire populations of worlds from the dead etc.


This clash of cosmic titans between two of Marvel’s most powerful entities is one that could go in a lot of different directions depending on how things play out. While Galactus seems to have every advantage in areas such as physical attributes, his powerset, and even brains, Thanos is the more crafty and strategic of the two. This is because Galactus isn’t used to using strategy because he’s so powerful and just does whatever he wants. Thanos, on the other hand, is a master strategist. You kind of have to be when you’re public enemy #1 in the universe.

Thanos has actually attempted to take Galactus down several times before. In one instance, the Mad Titan even attacked him on the astral plane with weird tentacles in a scene so horrific that it caused the Great Deverioruer to scream “Damnation! You sought to seduce and violate me, Titan!” Though this attempted assault may have psychologically traumatized Galactus on some level, it failed to kill him or absorb his power, or whatever Thanos was trying to do.

In another instance, Thanos tried to get rid of Galactus by smashing him between two planets in a big cosmic sandwich. Galactus survived this though he was greatly injured and weakened. Even though Thanos estimated that Galactus’ chance of recovery was only 60%, he still refused to grow a pair and attack the Great Deverouer directly in order to finish him off. Instead, he opened a portal and got the heck out of there after some trash-talking.

When you look at these plots that Thanos has hatched against Galactus, it is easy to see that he’s not confident in his ability to take down the big guy in a straight-up fight, even if Galactus is severely injured. And let’s be honest here, if Thanos could kill Galactus by just fighting him face-to-face, he probably would have already done it. Instead, the Mad Titan always has to resort to cunning schemes when he wants to harass Galactus.

Taking all of this into account, is there any way that Thanos could actually beat Galactus? With enough time and planning, probably. Galactus severely underestimates Thanos and has never bothered to kill him despite all the BS he’s pulled over the years. Being supremely arrogant, the Devourer of Worlds doesn’t consider Thanos worth his time. This is a dangerous position to take since, with the right planning and strategy, Thanos has been able to accomplish a great many things such as killing off half the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet. If Galactus just keeps letting Thanos take shots at him, Thanos will come out on top eventually. It’s just a matter of time.

However, this thought experiment isn’t about planning and strategy, it’s about raw visceral face-to-face combat. And the best Thanos has ever been able to do against Galactus, under these circumstances, is erect a protective barrier that withstood the devourer’s beams for all of two seconds. Being a smart fellow, Thanos knew he was outmatched so he intentionally turned his barrier off and surrendered before Galactus could blast him at full power and send him straight to hell where he belongs.

As you can probably guess, we’re giving the win to Galactus. Thanos is one of the most powerful mortals in the Marvel Universe but Galactus is an actual god as described by Jack Kirby himself who compared him to Zeus. While Thanos may someday be able to finish off Galactus for good with some amazing plan (and a whole lot of luck), he will never be able to take him down in a straight-up fight. It’s too bad for Thanos that the whole “seduce and violate with tentacles” plan didn’t work out because now Galactus is going to be guarding his ass whenever the Mad Titan is around. Literally.


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