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Appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy
Status Alive

Death is a cosmic entity.


The Avengers

When Loki is eventually defeated, the Other complains to Thanos that the Earth's inhabitants are not as weak as they were thought to be and that they cannot be ruled, he declares that challenging the heroes of Earth would be to court Death. To this, Thanos simply smiles.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie

Death embodies decay and can possess the soul of a living being. Often taking the form of a woman, Death can manipulate reality, time, and space, and came into existence at the same time as Entropy, Eternity, and Infinity. Immortals are immune to death's ability. Thanos wanted to rule the universe with Death. Trying to impress her, he killed all life in half of the universe with the snap of his fingers.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Death is one of the four Cosmic Entities that forged the Infinity Stones, with the others being Eternity, Entropy, and Infinity. Death and the other cosmic entities can be seen on the temple walls on Morag and in a hologram by The Collector.

Character traits

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Behind the scenes

  • In an interview, Josh Brolin expanded on Thanos' relationship with Death: "His relationship with Death, who is actually the woman, I love that. You can take Sin City (in which Brolin plays a man obsessed with a dark-hearted woman) and pump it full of steroids, and then you have Thanos. I like that he’s motivated by that — not just motivated by destruction or death or this or that. He’s motivated by a very identifiable, human trait.”


  • In the comics, Death is predominantly depicted as a skeleton cloaked in a black or purple robe, and at times appears as a Caucasian human female. The Mad Titan Thanos is usually depicted as trying to conquer the universe, so that he may gain Death's affection by destroying all life.
  • Scott Derrickson teased in a tweet that Death may be appearing in Doctor Strange with a comic issue titled "Doctor Strange Meets...Death!" with his tweet captioned "As will we all.."




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