Why Did Thanos Wait So Long to Take the Infinity Stones?

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Wondering why Thanos waited five years before he went after the Infinity Stones and the Avengers? We have a theory...
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  1. ScreenCrush


    10 meses atrás

    Apparently there was about 30 minutes of Thanos deleted scenes. What do you think was in them?

    • Dr. John Wallace

      Dr. John Wallace

      9 dias atrás

      TIME TRAVEL? LMAO... gay

    • JA GAMER

      JA GAMER

      11 dias atrás

      Fight with Thor and Valkiery,Korg and Mike Escape

    • really nobody

      really nobody

      12 dias atrás

      +RJmacpot720 wtf are you ok

    • Dan Limbach

      Dan Limbach

      12 dias atrás

      +jose garcia Not true. Possessing all the Infinity Stones gives the wielder ultimate power over all things, even gods. Thor and Loki are gods, Odin is a god, and Thanos could defeat them with the stones, even snap them away and bring them back if he wanted. The Cosmic Entities created the stones after the Big Bang to hold all aspects of the universe within the six stones. Therefore the stones could create life, as Thanos wanted to do in a reboot of the universe. Ego also wanted to reboot the universe, and he was a god, and had that power. But even Ego or a Cosmic Being would not be as powerful as someone with all the stones.

    • Zero Cool

      Zero Cool

      16 dias atrás

      except, YOU'RE the jerk wad. Thanos EXPLAINED why he DIDN'T double the universes resources. Or is hindsight 20/20??

  2. toxic waiste

    toxic waiste

    3 minutos atrás

    Mind stone? Isn’t the teseract the space stone?

  3. Matthew McLeod

    Matthew McLeod

    5 horas atrás

    He was waiting for that precise moment

  4. Xbeastly demonX

    Xbeastly demonX

    17 horas atrás

    He could never attempt to retrieve the Stone's before Odin's death because he needed the Gauntlet and his attack on Nidavellir would have been stopped by Odin. I really love the video though.

  5. Raptor Kitten

    Raptor Kitten

    19 horas atrás


  6. Chronic COOL

    Chronic COOL

    19 horas atrás

    Thanos thought other pawns would bring him the orb, scepter, etc...and they failed or betrayed him and died or killed them so he had to say ,”fine I’m doing this myself.” Marvel could have used the comics infinity quest story line but it was more exciting to see Thanos battle the Avengers directly for the stones for dramatic tension . Instead of just betraying cosmic entities it was more intense for him to bring armies to Earth and battle the Avengers face to face for more compelling films. It can kind of be compelling to plot against enemies or for power in the shadows, but bringing it to the enemy is a more bold thing to do . Marvel Disney is using the comics as an idea rough sketch, but they have the freedom to use it to better suit cinema. So for instance if In the comics he just tricks a space pirate it could be boring, but in the movies Thanos beating the crap out of hulk, holding Thor’s head in the palm of his hands, and then killing Loki is more dramatic than simply tricking folks outta stones.

  7. Jon Hyde

    Jon Hyde

    21 hora atrás

    He waited for the deaths of Hela, Ego, Yondu, Odin, & the Ancient One, and for the Avengers to split up, most of Asgard's army to die & the 9 realms to fall apart

  8. Fistof Heavens

    Fistof Heavens

    22 horas atrás

    A brain surgeon saved trillions of lives

  9. Markelo


    Dia atrás

    I mean it makes sense that at the end of Age of Ultron he starts and takes the gauntlet because the mind stone was created (vision)

  10. Giovanni Socci

    Giovanni Socci

    Dia atrás

    Why did Thanos wait do long tovtake the stones?...Really??? bc Marvel wanted to make a lot of money building the story up...hahaha!!! oy oy!! nerds and their silly questions.

  11. StrangeHackerDJ ROBLOX & More

    StrangeHackerDJ ROBLOX & More

    Dia atrás

    Fun Fact: Thanos has a hole in his chair so he can take a shit.

  12. Louis S

    Louis S

    Dia atrás

    It could be when the avengers split up which would allow him to get the stones easier

  13. Peace tf Out

    Peace tf Out

    Dia atrás

    Holy shit he had a big lebowski clip in this and look what happened to thor

  14. David C

    David C

    Dia atrás

    Lol. He only said that fine he was gonna do it himself when everyone was dead..... You think he would have said that with Odin still alive? Asgard would have annihilated Thanos, throw the avengers in there.

  15. WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings


    2 dias atrás

    Because he knew time would be irrelevant once he did. Just a guess.

  16. OwzPlayz


    3 dias atrás

    Orrrrrrrr... maybe Thanos is just a unlucky stone collector?.???..

  17. John Cunningham

    John Cunningham

    3 dias atrás

    I think a more reasonable explanation is that they were just crafting a multi-film franchise and didn't want to use Thanos too early. Yeah, that's lame... but it's the truth and we all know it.

  18. Violent Turnip

    Violent Turnip

    3 dias atrás

    Now I kinda want to see Ego, The Ancient One, and Odin to have an all-out battle with Thanos

  19. Anonymous Passerby

    Anonymous Passerby

    3 dias atrás

    Well the reason he waited so long was because they had to make the other movies first. Starting a film franchise with "Avengers Infinity War" would not have worked.



    3 dias atrás

    He had to wait for the biggest threats of the universe to die like Ego and Odin that is why he only showed up on infinity war.

  21. future millionaire

    future millionaire

    4 dias atrás

    Ahaha jiren ahaha first brolly now this 2 much

  22. Ghosty


    4 dias atrás

    I love the Marvel universe -3000-

  23. Khian Victory Calderon

    Khian Victory Calderon

    4 dias atrás

    I just hate Thanos in the Infinity War,but i like him in the ENDgame

  24. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter

    4 dias atrás

    Reason 1. Because they did this to make the story long for more movies and money. 2. Same as 1

    • Subscribe to PewDiePie Daily

      Subscribe to PewDiePie Daily

      4 dias atrás

      Wow so epic and *W O K E*

  25. Bill 123

    Bill 123

    4 dias atrás

    Well what if Thanos found out the wish cannot be used to double resources in the universe off stage?

    • _ Noobmaster69 _

      _ Noobmaster69 _

      3 dias atrás

      Thanos's actor himself said that he is too callous to consider that

  26. Luis Scott

    Luis Scott

    5 dias atrás

    Thanos. I'm glad you're dead you fuckin bastard! I hope you're cleaning up demon toliets and wiping demon asses

  27. Dovakiin seventeen

    Dovakiin seventeen

    5 dias atrás

    It isn't that he's a jerk for as to why he didn't just double the universe's resources. In reality and in fantasy, creating something is hundreds of times more difficult than destroying something. I can build a Lego tower for 3 days and it only take one kick to destroy it. The same thing applies here. The Infinity Gauntlet is better at destroying than creation. Is that really so hard to believe? It killed Tony Stark for bringing people back to life that Thanos killed. Same number of lives altered, different consequence. The infinity gauntlet has limits. Contrary to the name.

  28. Brian Benton

    Brian Benton

    5 dias atrás

    Great guesses

  29. spaghetti monster

    spaghetti monster

    5 dias atrás

    He didn't double the univeres resources because he want them to learn if he did that they will stay at there random Reproduction plus he is bad person

  30. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher

    5 dias atrás

    I always think thanos was waiting until he had all the stones out of hiding knowing he would have people stopping him from getting it. Thanos in the end was the smartest villian of all time.

  31. Johnatan Jeff

    Johnatan Jeff

    5 dias atrás

    Double the resources? Really? Then what? Create double earth to gain more space for all the extra resources? Logic bro!

  32. Delta Charlie

    Delta Charlie

    5 dias atrás

    He waited because he didn’t know where the soul stone was. Collecting them over time would have drew attention from cosmic entities.

  33. ThanksReviewer


    5 dias atrás

    Its explained on another vid This is useless Shortly The Avengers are strong together But If thier seperated thier weak Which gives him the chance Tobget the infinity stones

  34. cheesse ramen

    cheesse ramen

    5 dias atrás

    That the power of "plot".

  35. Harbinger


    5 dias atrás

    Thanos lives, Ironman loves her daughter 2000, and Black widow and Hawkeye did it. oops, spoilers

    • _ Noobmaster69 _

      _ Noobmaster69 _

      3 dias atrás

      Not enough totally correct spoilers at that

  36. Reagrill Vintage

    Reagrill Vintage

    5 dias atrás


  37. Reagrill Vintage

    Reagrill Vintage

    5 dias atrás




    6 dias atrás

    Mind yellow Blue space Green time Purple power Red reality Orange soul U MESSED UP BICH

  39. TheBombayMasterTony


    6 dias atrás


  40. Vincent Verga

    Vincent Verga

    6 dias atrás

    Before the video: He needed Odin/Ego/The Ancient One to die or he would have been stopped. After the video: So I wasted 9 minutes for you to tell me he did it because he was scared of... not the most powerful beings in the galaxy? What the fuck?

  41. Zac Dragon

    Zac Dragon

    6 dias atrás

    this video actually makes sense as to why thanos just waited that whole time.

  42. ちゃんNanami


    6 dias atrás


  43. Johnnybonesjones


    6 dias atrás

    Doubling resources would only increase the population and cause food run out in another century or so not to mention how our big population causes us to pollute and deforest. So no doubling food is worse logically, but is better morally

  44. sang purnama

    sang purnama

    6 dias atrás

    Because he was looking for Neil Armstrong's footprints on moon.

  45. boudicca storm

    boudicca storm

    7 dias atrás

    Welp, Thanos's core motive in the movies doesn't make sense at all, so the writers could've had him wait 5 years to get the stones for any reason they wanted? Destroying half of the universe's population completely at random to bring peace...yeah, even a 5 year old could figure out that's not gonna work. Have him NOT want peace or something, just don't make him a complete failure of a philanthropist.

  46. Phoenix Matthias

    Phoenix Matthias

    7 dias atrás

    The psychic and spiritual damage would be massive. That many people don't get killed without their being an impact. And I'm not talking about the heart-ache, heartbreak, and loss that people experienced. That leaves a mark on people. And the loss would leave a mark on everyone. Loss that's so sudden, will damage people. B So what to do about limited resources? Maybe create a planet where people can come to together to come up with solutions. Different planets and different cultures. Cause people don't just consume, they can come up with ideas too. They're creative, they create. And who knows, there's a 50/50 chance that someone, or people, who could have gotten together, from different planets, could have come up with solutions. Look at Star Trek. In the MCU maybe people, on that planet I mentioned, could have come together and came up with unlimited energy. And create replicators, with their own unlimited power source. That way people could have unlimited resources. You could have household replicators, and industrial size ones. And even with the Snap, people will repopulate. Which means subjecting to them to the cruelty and terror of snapping way half the population again and again, or just one Snap and people repopulate. And then it happens again, and for what? The horror and terror they felt. The sadness and heartbreak, and the mark it'll make upon people for losing loved ones, and for all the sudden death. And the mark it leaves on the Universe itself too. The very universe. Because that much death will leave a mark. So instead of Snapping everyone away, create a planet where people can come together. And then the people from different planets can meet create a way of infinite energy that people can have in something like replicators in Star Trek. So everyone can have one. No matter who they are, where they are, and how much money they have. So even the poorest person can have one. Star Trek replicators, each with an infinite energy source, household size ones and even industrial size ones too. Which means infinite resources. Cause each one would have it's own unlimited energy source. So people could live and thrive and people wouldn't ever run out of food, medicine, clothing, etc. * Thanos was NOT Right. He was wrong, and the Avengers were right in stopping him. *

  47. Ian Wiest

    Ian Wiest

    7 dias atrás

    Thanos wanted people to be grateful for what they had, by taking half of the population thus sparing resource decline. Doubling the resources doesn't teach that. It teaches, that things will just come to you. It also promotes the growth of population, thus speeding the decline of resources. Even if you double them. This is what Thanos means by FINITE RESOURCES. Eventually, they will run out. Earth is not inexhaustible, but it seems that population growth will continue to steadily increase, especially with more resources. All species would spread and consume, like wildfire. But even fire needs oxygen to "live", and there's only so much of that too go around. Just like Thanos says: "too much to one side... and... too much to the other..." Less oxygen, the fire will burn weakly and be put out. More oxygen and the fire grows, immensely until it exhausts its' supply at an alarming rate. It was never the resource that needed to be changed, it was what was utilizing the resources that needed to be balanced. Recognizing that, Thanos took action.

  48. nick mota

    nick mota

    7 dias atrás

    Why does he look like an unvaccinated Captain America? Thanos knew he had to wait in order to collect the stones.

  49. Anthony Jordan movies and more

    Anthony Jordan movies and more

    7 dias atrás

    In hindsight he could have simply double the resources if he mentioned he will wipe out the rest of the universe and create a new one he just wanted to kill and he wanted to sell Noble about it

  50. numberoneappgames


    7 dias atrás

    I personally think that he waited to give Gamora time to live. Unlike Thanos who's hundreds of years old Gamora is a semi normal life form. He met her and put his plans on hold to give her time to live. In the end she had to die for the soul stone but she had lived a decent amount of her life at that point between meeting Thanos and Quill.

  51. hi itsme

    hi itsme

    7 dias atrás

    Roses are red Violets are blue Thor didnt go for the head Which made thanos snapped And made half of life dead But in fact Thanos is a snack

  52. Steve's art n fun channel Stephen hall

    Steve's art n fun channel Stephen hall

    7 dias atrás

    Tanos rangs, rangs,😂

  53. Ryo Pubwan

    Ryo Pubwan

    7 dias atrás

    "Leaving a revolver with cavemen" is the best analogy of the mindstone being left on Earth.

  54. Will10 Toman

    Will10 Toman

    7 dias atrás

    He was just waiting till peter turned 18 😉

    • Kaidinsj


      5 dias atrás


  55. Mike V

    Mike V

    7 dias atrás

    I know the answer. Who cares?

  56. Redtan Sonyeondan

    Redtan Sonyeondan

    8 dias atrás

    so that Marvel can make all the other previous films to make some cash

  57. Zurich banton

    Zurich banton

    8 dias atrás

    This fuckery

  58. AMERICA YEAH !!!


    8 dias atrás

    Thanos was just scared of thor Edit:odin not thor

  59. E E E

    E E E

    8 dias atrás

    Hes an old person dude and hes lazy bruh

  60. andy hollad

    andy hollad

    8 dias atrás

    The whole time travel concept fcked the movies. Now they can go back anywhere so nobody dies for real.

  61. Ethan Hall

    Ethan Hall

    8 dias atrás

    why didnt he just make a shitload of people chemically sterile

    • Ethan Hall

      Ethan Hall

      8 dias atrás

      +ScreenCrush i got it from Children of Men, and I don't think its really a common theory

    • ScreenCrush


      8 dias atrás

      Why has no one brought this up before?

  62. Brandon Pinon

    Brandon Pinon

    8 dias atrás

    Whether you're reaching or not, sounds about right. Thanos was never an all knowing being, just had ridiculous father of gods (Titan) strength and advanced military tactics. Finding the mind stone in itself must have taken years (unless it was a handed down relic on their planet although I doubt it considering they would have used it to restore resources sunthetically and or other means). Other than that he was just like everyone else searching..you ask a guy who knows a guy who knows all 9 realms

  63. Mahtan Amandil

    Mahtan Amandil

    9 dias atrás

    This meme of doubling the resources of the universe is stupid and over used. It not only not solve the problem Thanos was trying to solve it would exarcebate it.

  64. ED2 09

    ED2 09

    9 dias atrás

    So marvel could milk you goons some more, that's why!

  65. Ace Two-facedSeries MA-17

    Ace Two-facedSeries MA-17

    9 dias atrás

    Answer: Greeks are always late.

  66. Q


    9 dias atrás

    You can’t “double the universes resources”.... it doesn’t work like that, even in the comics. You can’t make something from nothing.

  67. Higher Shaq Ioane

    Higher Shaq Ioane

    9 dias atrás

    That’s just the same as asking if people want money, why do we spend it to earn more....

  68. GodAtum


    10 dias atrás

    you only mention 4 stones???

  69. GodAtum


    10 dias atrás

    you sya thanos gave away an infinity stone @ 3.27 but you dont fucking say which one

  70. GodAtum


    10 dias atrás

    this is fucking confusing

  71. No Tresspassing

    No Tresspassing

    10 dias atrás

    Hooray Avengers won! Win counter. Avengers: 1 Thanos: 14,000,603

    • Super Saiyan Fortnite

      Super Saiyan Fortnite

      Dia atrás

      No Tresspassing wrong 15,000,604

    • Sumit


      3 dias atrás

      +DanThaBossMan Two timelines

    • DanThaBossMan


      3 dias atrás

      andy hollad well TECHNICALLY he’s dead in 2 dimensions.

    • Hajra Ahmed

      Hajra Ahmed

      4 dias atrás


    • Sumit


      5 dias atrás

      +No Tresspassing Go watch that again. He says he was seeing all possible outcomes.. Outcomes as what will happen if we this.. If we do that.. And so on. So he found there's only one possible way. Theoretically an alternate timeline only forms when you change your past.

  72. Mat Hantu

    Mat Hantu

    10 dias atrás

    I want to watch avengers endgame extended version

  73. Simon Torvik

    Simon Torvik

    10 dias atrás

    Where is the "no spoilers" assholes in the comments?

  74. barry adcox

    barry adcox

    10 dias atrás

    You're all a bunch of nerds!!! get out in the sunshine for a little while, grow some stones of your own

  75. kccustom1


    10 dias atrás

    Or, all he wanted was to know exactly where they were before he made his move.

  76. Zuriel Tapia

    Zuriel Tapia

    10 dias atrás

    Broooo 4:42 had me dead af😂😂😂

  77. HooDie HuSSeiN

    HooDie HuSSeiN

    11 dias atrás

    Thanos look like busta rhymes!!! Lmao

  78. gamergod1100


    11 dias atrás

    Your wrong, Thanos didn't have the power, He needed at least one good stone like space or time stone so he can start, but when all failed him. He decided to do something for once!

  79. Arthur


    11 dias atrás

    more like its all ret-conned because they need 6+ movies to stretch it out

  80. Sean Prince

    Sean Prince

    11 dias atrás

    He gave Loki the mind stone because it’s obvious they didn’t originally plan for it to be within the scepter. There’s a line about how it’s powered by the tesseract, and it’s even the same blue, not yellow like we know the mind stone is. It doesn’t matter whatever excuse we or the directors come up with, putting the mind stone in the scepter was a retcon so we can’t think to hard about it. If it was planned for the scepter to be an infinity stone, it wouldn’t have been the same color as the tesseract.

  81. Dip Nip

    Dip Nip

    11 dias atrás

    Doubling the resources would just be used up, by killing half the universe it would delay it longer

    • Dip Nip

      Dip Nip

      9 dias atrás

      +usernamepasswordG there is still less space, what if we turned half of the universe into recourses

    • usernamepasswordG


      9 dias atrás

      What? If you have half the population, but the resources stayed the same you effectively double the resources for everyone else. Doubling the resources would have the same effect.

  82. Antonio Delgado

    Antonio Delgado

    11 dias atrás

    I'm pretty sure Gamora or Nebula said that he wouldn't go for the stones until he knew where they all were. I wasn't until Nebula sneaked on to his ship to try and kill him. Thanos said she nearly succeeded, but after she was captured, he was able to check her memory files to see that Gamora knew the location of the final one (Soul Stone). Now he could go for the stones all at once to give everybody else less time to try and stop him.

  83. JA GAMER


    11 dias atrás

    Its so obvious he practice his snap That why hes good at it

  84. nick luci

    nick luci

    11 dias atrás

    He waited because he is inevitable. Also, he unlike me, he knows patience. That's it, not watching the video

  85. ONE&ONLY


    11 dias atrás

    Why did Thanos wait??? "Cause he's Motherfuckin Thanos Sucka!!"

  86. MidTown Sosa

    MidTown Sosa

    11 dias atrás

    I feel like Thanos knew what was gonna happen, plus he already won. People should really keep that line in mind.

  87. K9 Unknown

    K9 Unknown

    11 dias atrás

    Also another interesting point defect out is that in Captain America the first avenger when the red skull picked up the tesseract it started burning his body and it created a Time hole and it sucked him in but in endgame when Tony Stark picked up the tesseract nothing happened at all that's why he was worthy enough to wield The infinity gauntlet cuz he gave everything to stop what was happening

  88. K9 Unknown

    K9 Unknown

    11 dias atrás

    Thanos waited for Odin to die for hella to die and the sorcerer apprentice because Odin could stop him hella wanted to take over the universe she wouldn't have allowed fanos to wipe out half the universe she wanted to rule over the other nine realms while Thanos snapped was complete she wanted have rule over anyting and The sorcerer's apprentice would have never have given the stone to Doctor strange therefore calculon the 14 million possibilities where Thanos probably knew it one of those possibilities he was going to get the stone. cuz the one thing you have to ask yourself is how the hell did Thanos know to use the time Stone dr. Strange learned how to use it by reading a book where did Thanos get that book how did he master all the stones if you've never had them before

  89. TheSavageRobloxer 2019

    TheSavageRobloxer 2019

    11 dias atrás

    Phase 4 anyone?

  90. McSlama Jama

    McSlama Jama

    11 dias atrás

    Simple, the movie writers needed more stories to make more movies to make us wait until endgame and infinity war.

  91. Garlicjr Made

    Garlicjr Made

    12 dias atrás

    He’s a “mad” titan. You don’t make sense of anything he does. Hence the moniker mad.

  92. THANOS _

    THANOS _

    12 dias atrás

    It wasn't my time

  93. S T A R

    S T A R

    12 dias atrás

    Double the resources = even more creatures thriving

  94. Kiedis Underwood

    Kiedis Underwood

    12 dias atrás


  95. Donovan Fulton

    Donovan Fulton

    12 dias atrás

    Energy cannot be created.

  96. Noobmaster 69

    Noobmaster 69

    12 dias atrás

    Thanos waited because he had noticed me

  97. Leland- BoB Palmer

    Leland- BoB Palmer

    12 dias atrás

    What exactly was a " celestial " again? other than a ALMOST God/ almost immortal

  98. palms palmer

    palms palmer

    12 dias atrás

    The film in the end wasn't about men it was about women. It had all the cues to gay, lesbian, LGBT feminism and all that nonsense. So hulk was nothing but a bit part player.. I for one didn't like the film it was over long too many long speeches and dialogue. They could have ended it in two hours. The film felt like a Hollywood disaster movie just with comic book superheroes. It was about sending a message that everyone can get along to save the planet. If your gay lesbian lgbq paedophile feminism beastiality etc everyone can get along. It wasn't a superhero film at all. You didn't come out of the film wanting to Don a cloak and feel like a hero out of the comics of feeling a kid. Also I hate I really hate the fact that they used the s word again and even did it with a kid. I've never read the s word in any marvel comic so why is in the movies it's bloody ridiculous and makes no sense. Typical of American culture pushing all what's bad on the rest of the population. Who says that word as a role model to kids to kids "iron man"



    12 dias atrás

    Pretty bloody good video.

  100. Bojan M

    Bojan M

    12 dias atrás

    Doubling resources would not solve the issue because the overpopulation is an exponential function, its not linear growth. If you guys already have some "logical" explanation, re-examine it before you make a statement.

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