Even though Thanos only appeared on 2 movies, Thanos has quickly became one of the most iconic villains in recent superhero film history. His popularity leads to many questions, such as his motivation, powers, and surprisingly, his height.
Even though Marvel’s official website states that the height of Thanos is 6-7 feet, a Marvel Thanos Sixth Scale Figure released by Hot Toys is 41.5 centimeters tall.
By computing the height on this 6th scale action figure, MCU Thanos is taller than his comic book equivalent at 8 feet and 2 inches.
Comparison to other Marvel MCU characters
Thanos quotes dwarfs most of the Marvel MCU heroes, with Captain America and Thor being the closest contenders. Despite that, they are still dwarfed by Thanos, at just 6’1 and 6’3 respectively.
The height of comic version Thanos
Comic book Thanos is listed by The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe’s Book of the Dead And Inactive II with a height of 6’7. He is taller than other tall characters in the comics version, such as Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, and Starfox. However, Thanos is smaller to a transformed Hulk, which is listed to a height of about 7’.
Why MCU Thanos is taller than comic book Thanos?
One of the main reasons for this change is the conversion to the big screen is for even more audience impact. Aside from having immense powers able to eradicate the human population with a flick of his fingers, one way to increase the intimidation factor of a villain is to make them bigger, literally. When you see this villain towering over the Marvel MCUs, which are quite tall themselves, the audience will instantly know that this villain is the real deal. And with the wonderful reception on MCU Thanos, we can say that this worked well.