Captain Marvel has evolved as one of the most robust heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even being able to go head-to-head with arguably the most lethal villain in the universe, Thanos. The two came to a battle during the climax of Avengers: Endgame as Carol tried to safeguard the Infinity Gauntlet. It’s at that instant we see Thanos headbutt, Carol, trying to intimidate her, but Carol barely responds.
Thanos Vs. Captain Marvel
At the climactic final battle between the mustered Avengers and the armies of Thanos, the heroes seem initially swamped by the superior firepower of Thanos and his ships. However, Captain Marvel is able to dive into the battle after traveling across the cosmos. Eventually, Captain Marvel ends up being the sole hero who has the power to face Thanos head-on on her own. It’s quickly proved that she’s more than powerful enough to stand against Thanos. Her agility, flight, and energy blasts give her away to strike him without getting too close. She’s even strong enough to push his hand open, keeping him from activating another snap. But, how is Captain Marvel so sturdy–and how did Thanos get enough power to slow her down?
The Power Boost
As disclosed in Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers was just a normal human being until she was exposed to the energies of the Space Stone one of the six ancient and robust Infinity Stones. The Stone was being utilized as an energy source by Miranda Lawson aka Mar-Vell, a scientist who was working to figure out how to form faster-than-light engines. But, she was attacked and murdered during a test flight. This exposed Carol to the energies of the Infinity Stone and transformed her body, granting her extreme power the likes of which can’t be compared to. She’s probably the single most powerful hero in the MCU, with the Infinity Stone legit empowering her and saturating her with all that power. So how was Thanos able to even slow her down? Thanos might have achieved his opening thanks to Captain Marvel accidentally getting a power boost.
Captain Marvel V/S Thanos