Thanos = This Generation's Darth Vader

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  1. honestbharani

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    I know the Russos mentioned this is what they set out to do but I think its important that we take a moment and realize what a MONUMENTAL achievement this whole movie has been, especially Thanos. Darth Vader is THE word when it comes to a villain in sci-fi fantasy and they actually made a character who is now seeped into pop culture to the same level. I am from India and in every cricket game and commentary there are folks talking about Thanos and the Infinity Stones. Heck, the reddit cricket threads (and countless others) are full of references and /r/unexpectedthanos everywhere. I just wanted to start this thread to doff my hat to Feige, The Russo Brothers, Markus & McFeely, Josh Brolin and everyone else who were involved in this phenomenal feat. It has been a privilege to have followed this movie from announcement to home version release.
     
  2. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    No he's not. Characters like Vader and the Joker have had such long term effect, the comparison can't even be made yet.
     
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    15 years from now Thanos will be this generations Darth Vader.
     
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    :lmao:

    Darth Vader is this generation's Darth Vader:

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    But if we're asking about the villain who most seeped into pop culture and became an icon in this generation? It's obviously the Joker. And I'm not talking about the Jared Leto one either.
     
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  5. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    But Leto's was the best. :o
     
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    :dry:

    I've literally had this same reaction to three other threads here.

    Are people on hallucinogens.
     
  7. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    This thread is very amusing.
     
  8. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    So basically all you got is your own opinion and not the reality outside on how much prevalent Thanos is across pop culture? The thread literally states its about how much Thanos has now crossed into pop culture in much the same way Vader has in the past.

    And yeah, Joker is there but he is only good for certain memes. His backstory of the chaos agent, at least in TDK does not lend itself to as many memes as Thanos and the infinity stones does. Its great to live in a bubble but its also great to sometimes come out and see what else is going on. I will accept that the prevalence of social media today helps any character that catches on to reach deep across the world faster but there is no reason to not recognize and accept a simple fact. :)
     
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    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    So just like you!!!

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    I do love that you are basing Thanos' pop culture relevance on your interpretation of the use of memes, when comparing him to Darth Vader. A character that has endured for 41 years as the villain on film.
     
  12. honestbharani

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    lol.. u want me to make this thread 40 years from now? And no its not like me coz I am stating facts and you are refuting them with your opinions. :p Thank God I interpret pop culture impact at least via multiple facets than just what I think. I know its hard to hear but your own opinion really means very less in this regard.
     
  13. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    You are trying to measure the pop culture impact of a character 3 months after he became relevant, to Darth Vader.

    What facts? Do you have numbers you'd like to present? How many memes per second or something? How much merch has Thanos shifted compared to Vader?

    That you made a thread titled, "This Generation's Darth Vader" says it all really. Vader has never been any generations anything other then Darth Vader. Because he is Darth Vader, just like the Joker is the Joker.
     
  14. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    Yeah, no.
     
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    Lol.. I like how you think everything you think is the reality. I am not here to give out numbers. I am simply pointing out that Thanos has infiltrated pop culture as much as Vader has. I will even say Nostalgia helps certain things and you remember things more fondly as years go by than you do initially. That can only help Thanos. My original title was "They said they wanted to make Thanos this generation's Darth Vader and he is already all over pop culture" but it was too big and so I went for a simplified version. I think the OP explains what the intent of the thread is but I can see you just don't want to agree and that is fine. You don't have to agree but the reality is that he has pervaded pop culture and has been a pop culture phenomenon. Maybe he wont be as popular 40 years from now as Vader is today but that is neither here nor there. The Russos' mission was to create a character that can be this generation's Vader and based on his popularity across the world right now, I feel it has been achieved and I just started a thread because I do think it is a phenomenal achievement worthy of recognition. I understand Marvel's success does make you salty from your posting history but really, I did not think it would boil down to the levels of denying something this factual.


    EDIT: In case you are wondering, I am a sports fan and I have seen the whole r/unexpectedThanos across so many threads that made me realize this and that is why I posted this here. You have every right to disagree that he is not this generation's Vader but if you want to deny how popular Thanos has been and what a phenomenal job everyone involved have done with this character, well.....


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  16. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    I don't think so.
     
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    Sure but remember Thanos is a pop culture reference in countries where Star Wars is not even a thing. Globally, I honestly don't think this is even an argument.
     
  18. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    I think it is, because Darth Vader is so ubiquitous it doesn't matter if someone has seen or likes Star Wars. That's not even taking into account that the character has been enjoyed by 3 generations of people. Tom Hardy's Bane was huge around the same TDKR came out and he still is extremely recognizable, but that doesn't mean I would put him on the level of Darth Vader. Thanos is no slouch, but I think you're overestimating his impact as it stands right now.
     
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    I would have said Voldemort but he was a few years ago now I guess.
     
  20. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    You say you are bringing facts, and then provide none. Then state your feelings and you think its true. It's almost like you continue to contradict yourself, while stating an opinion as fact.

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    Brutikus Pax per Tyrannidem

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    Josh Brolin's portrayal as Thanos is indeed brilliant,the Russo Brothers treatment for Thanos also brilliant.

    Maybe in time across a larger spectrum of pop culture Thanos can become a mainstay top 5 villain however Darth Vader is not only a different type of villain he inhabits a franchise that theatrically has the benefit of a lot longer to embed itself in cultures.

    I really like Thanos however if it came down (for me) a comp netween who is more iconic -

    Vader easily.
     
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  22. Roose Bolton

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    Greens= This Generation's Darth Vader
     
  23. Greens

    Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    I didn't want to say it but...
     
  24. Drizzle

    Drizzle I'm gonna get real weird with it

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    This generation? Probably not. But maybe he's the best villain of this decade.

    The '10s - Thanos
    The '00s - Ledger Joker
    The '90s - Hannibal Lecter
    The '80s - Darth Vader (I know he debuted in the '70s, but Empire was his best film...even if the only people he killed in that were his own men)
     
  25. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    Amy Adams’ Lois = This Generation's Darth Vader
     

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