Marvel Fans Are Taking Issue With How Netflix Describes Thanos In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Marvel fans made it very clear that there is no room for misinterpreting a villain like Thanos, the antagonist from Avengers: Infinity War, additionally available in Blu-ray and digital, which you can purchase here.

Their beef is with Netflix, which described the mass-murdering Titan as a “sociopath.”

Fans are putting their fists down and arguing in defense of the supervillain as a character who is anything but a sociopath.

The official Netflix description for Infinity War reads:

“Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe.”

Comicbook explained that psychopaths and sociopaths are categorized as Antisocial Personality Disorders differentiated by their level and guilt or a lack of conscience.

Unlike true sociopaths, the oft-misunderstood antihero exhibited echoes of regret in Infinity War. His remorse was particularly evident towards his adopted daughter, Gamora, whom he ultimately sacrificed to acquire an infinity stone.

Thanos may have wiped out half of the universe, reducing some of our favorite superheroes to ashes, but he did feel bad about it.

Netflix riled the denizens of the Twitterverse, sparking a passionate and spirited debate. 

Some sided with Netflix.

The term was redefined.

What would Thanos think of all this fuss?

This person had another description for the squabble.

For many, the uncontested characterization of Thanos is this:

File this one under “it’s uncomplicated” because the complexity of Thanos’s moral ambiguity makes it difficult to classify him as a quintessential villain, even if he did vaporize our favorite heroes in one fell swoop.

Which side of the debate do you stand on?