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Two Avengers Made Thanos Kneel in MCU

Two Avengers Made Thanos Kneel in MCU

Do you think Thanos can’t be beaten in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Not all superheroes can stop him, whether it’s Captain America, HulkBuster, or even the entire team. 

However, few people realize that two Avengers actually made Thanos kneel and bleed. Who are they, and how did they accomplish this? 

Let’s explore each case. But first, let’s understand why knocking Thanos out is extremely difficult.

How Powerful is Thanos

Thanos, a Titan from the MCU, exhibits extraordinary superhuman strength, capable of exerting millions of tons of force. 

This raw power was showcased when he effortlessly crushed the Tesseract to obtain the Space Stone and when he shattered Doctor Strange’s magical shields. 

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Throughout the Infinity Saga, Thanos demonstrated his dominance over the Avengers. With the exception of Wanda Maximoff, none could truly challenge him. 

Despite Thor’s claim to be the strongest Avenger, Thanos proved his superior strength early in “Avengers: Infinity War” by devastating the Asgardian spaceship, overpowering Hulk, and nearly ending Thor’s life.

Hulk vs Thanos - Fight Scenes - Avengers Infinity War HD Clip

During the battle in Wakanda, Thanos faced and defeated every Avenger in his path, including Captain America, Black Panther, and the HulkBuster.

In the Battle of Earth, he took on the Big Three Avengers simultaneously, defeating them swiftly with his sheer physical prowess. 

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Although generally unstoppable, there were two notable instances where Avengers nearly brought him to his knees.

Case #1: Thor With the Stormbreaker

“Don’t you just say Thor was knocked out in the previous section, do you!?” Although Thanos once defeated Thor, focusing only on this event would miss the broader context.

The initial encounter on the Asgardian spaceship doesn’t fully capture Thor’s might as the Thunder God. 

While Thor’s raw strength may fall slightly short of Hulk’s—as evidenced by his ability to crush Iron Man’s gauntlet with over three million pounds of force compared to Hulk’s heavier footprint—his true power lies in his thunder abilities and the Stormbreaker. 

This legendary axe significantly enhances Thor’s combat effectiveness.

The pivotal moment comes when Thor combines his strength, thunder power, and the mighty Stormbreaker. 

Thor Vs Thanos - Thanos Snaps His Fingers Scene - Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Movie Clip

In a dramatic scene, Thor descends from above, gaining momentum and trapping Thanos in a confined space, making it the perfect strike zone. 

Thor’s tactical throw of the Stormbreaker, backed by his augmented power, forces Thanos to his knees. 

Physically speaking, Thanos kneeling down in this scene is purely logic, momentum-based, and with a little help from the new weapon. 

Case #2: Tony Stark With Mark 85 Iron Armor

Speaking of momentum-based attacks, Tony Stark can not go wrong in this list. But you may argue: Come on, Iron Man always blasts with his weaponry. 

Tony Stark, known for his innovation, showcases the effectiveness of momentum-based attacks with his Nano Suit. 

While you might think Iron Man mainly relies on his weaponry for firepower, the design of his arsenal actually enhances each attack mechanically, such as leveraging thrust engines to amplify force. 

A prime example is the HulkBuster, where thrust engines boost the impact of its punches despite their quantity and density.

Hulk vs HulkBuster - Fight Scene - Avengers Age of Ultron (2015) Movie CLIP HD

In his Nano Armor, despite its minimalist and agile design, the nanotech allows for an explosive thrust force, powering up his physical attacks. 

This explains why, during “Avengers: Infinity War,” Tony managed to inflict a noticeable bloody scratch on Thanos—the only Avenger to do so. 

Iron Man vs Thanos - Final Battle Scene | Avengers Infinity War (2018) IMAX Movie Clip HD 4K

In the scene, Iron Man skillfully integrates martial arts techniques with precise, high-speed strikes to challenge Thanos physically.

Technically, overpowering Thanos doesn’t require matching his strength but rather employing smart tactics. 

But keep this in mind: making him knee is not important as preventing his snap. Rather, you should go for the head.     

What do you guys think? Was there a moment you thought Thanos might lose? Why? Share your thoughts!

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