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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  • ScreenCrush
    ScreenCrush  Year ago +3685

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

    • mohamed reda
      mohamed reda 8 days ago

      Nah There wasn't

    • Emerald End
      Emerald End 8 days ago

      I’d think Thanos would be in them. Tell me if I’m wrong.

    • Jack Ryan
      Jack Ryan 10 days ago

      30 unedit minutes of thanos eating spaghetti

    • Sunday Night Live
      Sunday Night Live 12 days ago

      @jose garcia or maybe they just have a greater comprehension of what we see as a lack of feelings or lunacy that allow them to make the decisions that shape the universe

    • Sunday Night Live
      Sunday Night Live 12 days ago

      one of them is nova confronting thanos on xandar and probably more scenes of his past with gamora and scenes of him decimating planets

  • Minder
    Minder 3 hours ago

    Move over Lebowski.

  • kevin jamila
    kevin jamila 9 hours ago

    Thanos is very strong. You can't even1on1.

  • DMR Bricks
    DMR Bricks 13 hours ago

    Long story short

    He tried having other people take them

  • Strange MARVEL Theories

    If Thanos was a threat and the Ancient One is part of a group that monitors threats to earth like Doctor Strange says to Thor that is what Strange's job is thrn why didnt Doctor Strange or the Ancient One detect Thanos ? His SANCTUARY. And his Ship SANCTUARY 2 were exactly that..a Sanctuary to hide Thanos and his plan ...Thanos sent out lesser beings so if they got discovered being after the Infinity Stones..they wouldnt be seen as a threat because they wouldnt have the means to wield the Stones or thr strength ( example: Loki had the Mind Stone and wasnt strong or smart enough to weild its full potential...Thanos seemed awfully adept at knowing how to use the Stones.

  • Strange MARVEL Theories

    Im still wondering..what type of magic or Technogy made it so Thanos's SANCTUARY and SANCTUARY 2 was undetectable by even Heimdahl remember Heimdahl in The Dark World detected the cloaked Dark Elf War ship ...as far as Thanos knowing where certain Stones were...my theory is this Thanos says " ignored my destiny once..i will not do that again"...indicating he may have previously planned to get the Infinity Stones once before and located them but knew others were there woyld stop him in force so Thanos waited...remember also..Thanos says " There are two more Stones on earth".." Find them my children"...indicating he had previously scoped them out or his spies had located them previously. .OR perhaps the Stones are sensitive to one another and can be used to locate the others if you have one.

  • Guillaume Robichaud
    Guillaume Robichaud 23 hours ago

    I'm no expert, but I think that if you double the ressources, the population is just gonna grow even faster then before and it will be just as bad then before.

  • Ben K
    Ben K Day ago

    0:55 because that wouldn't happen, you fucking idiot, the stones are used to control elements not create them. He could however use the stones to transform useless to useful resources.

  • Mausam Pradhan
    Mausam Pradhan Day ago

    So basically thanos waited until everybody that had the stones and died

  • HopOnPop 1
    HopOnPop 1 2 days ago

    Have not watched the video but I always think of a game of Plague Inc. where you wait until almost everyone is infected and you unleash everything and everyone dies in a week.

  • Brian Eife
    Brian Eife 2 days ago

    My theory is that once Thanos found out that Gamora has found the location to the Soul Stone, He began his plan to collect them all. He started by attacking Zandar then met up with the Asguardian Vessel after Ragnorak.

  • Brian Eife
    Brian Eife 2 days ago

    Strange is even more powerful than the Ancient One so it actually would’ve been more convenient if he had faced her

  • José Luis
    José Luis 2 days ago +1

    2014 was actually the perfect year for Thanos to go after the stones. He fucked up

  • takumi168
    takumi168 3 days ago

    Nice theories

  • takumi168
    takumi168 3 days ago

    I think the question is can he actually create 2x the resources. He could just barely survive killing 1/2 the universe but creating something from nothing? That would cost him his life and then some.

  • Charles DeLiberis
    Charles DeLiberis 3 days ago

    i kinda feel bad for loki cause he was being used like a cheap fiddle

  • ALLmasked
    ALLmasked 3 days ago

    He knew where:
    The Space Stone is
    The Mind Stone is
    The Power Stone is
    The Reality Stone is
    The Time Stone is
    aaand He thinks the soul stone was found by Gamora
    Now he needs to mobilize so he can have his "retirement" after 1000 or so years he would do it again

  • Indra Majumder
    Indra Majumder 3 days ago

    6:53 I don't know what Thanos does with his time😂😂😂😂

  • Nikolas Wastcoat
    Nikolas Wastcoat 4 days ago +2

    If he doubled life’s resources then they would have just gone through all the recourses again because of too many people, Thanos had the right idea

  • Ernesto Hernandez
    Ernesto Hernandez 4 days ago +1

    For sure he was scared of odin that's something that we all know

  • 10 Donut name changed for school btw

    Why did Thanos sit in his chair outer space for 6 years?

  • Turner B
    Turner B 4 days ago +1

    The real question is...what comes next? The biggest threat is gone, the stones are now gone, and after decades of films, the biggest hype has now died in a cinematic masterpiece. So...who's the next Thanos?

  • Jason Lucifer
    Jason Lucifer 4 days ago

    It was in the script, that's why; )

  • Robie Osborne
    Robie Osborne 5 days ago

    All if this makes sense. Going to you guys over eric voss' insipid nonsense.

  • Deathstranger
    Deathstranger 6 days ago

    Who said he waited so long?? He was working on the conquest to save planets too, the stones were just a side search after all

  • Famous SONGS
    Famous SONGS 6 days ago

    ancient one? really dr strange is more powerfull that her! wth

  • Javier Mendez
    Javier Mendez 6 days ago

    People still stuck in the whole "why didn't he double the resources"...because energy; you cannot create nor destroy only transfer, now lets indulge in the whole double theory; if he did, the problem will still remain because now with more resources population would grow exponentially at a higher rate, so back to square one.

  • gold rogger
    gold rogger 7 days ago

    so you'd have a plot in a comic

  • Ian-Devon Lewis
    Ian-Devon Lewis 7 days ago

    Kinda laughed at the double resources over killing half of life. What? So, many missing variables for that to work out remotely good. Double resources could actually be worse than killing half of all life. Double resources would make the monopolies even more powerful... Majority of all life do not have the means to obtain their own resources. We're not even allowed to our own power source. We have to go out and purchase said [resource] from someone providing that [resource] with the permission from [elsewhere]; who is overshadowed by [something else], and god forbid there is a [someone/something] behind that.

  • ATS
    ATS 7 days ago

    Ronan was really funny which was all the guardian characters
    Thor 2s villain is forgotten because it was a bad movie but all the characters in gog the vibe was the same

  • Puddin
    Puddin 8 days ago

    They should have hidden one of the stones in Drax’s turds

  • SSGoku 71
    SSGoku 71 8 days ago

    He wanted people to get the stones

  • SayMo H
    SayMo H 8 days ago

    You’re so full of shit I need to install a toilet on my screen
    You owe me 10 minutes of my life back
    Fuck you and everybody who thinks like you

  • hagard hagards
    hagard hagards 8 days ago

    thanos waited for chinese year of a rat to get stones....only then he could assemble that fucken gauntlet shit device

  • Jenn Dear
    Jenn Dear 9 days ago

    Well now I’m disappointed I don’t live in a black light poster

  • Ghouly
    Ghouly 9 days ago +2

    The Universe is not dead, because what’s half of infinity.
    *Ye, I big brain*

  • OG Chilly
    OG Chilly 9 days ago +1

    Magneto would have beat him 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Michael guy
    Michael guy 10 days ago

    Well he did have to wait for ragnarok at the very least because to control the stones he needed the gauntlet, to get the gauntlet he had to invade the forge world, if he had invaded before the destruction of asgard he would have been faced with the united might of asgard, a force that would give even him pause. Ego and the Ancient one were just good timing

  • Cosmo Kramer
    Cosmo Kramer 10 days ago

    Thanos was the good guy.
    Change my mind.

  • RyanHung
    RyanHung 10 days ago

    We love you 3000!!!

  • Apple Inc
    Apple Inc 11 days ago +1

    Because of odin dude,thanos came crawling out the woodwork only after odin died,till then he just used puppets

  • Hiroe Waugh
    Hiroe Waugh 11 days ago

    Thank the boy’s screw the girls

  • pitman man
    pitman man 11 days ago +1

    You left out the biggest detail. Thanos knee where all the stones were EXCEPT the Soul Stone. He didn’t know where it was and he probably had been waiting to act until he knew FOR SURE where all 6 were. When Nebula gets captured by Thanos and he goes through her memories and sees that Gamora found the stone, he then knows it’s finally time to act. His entire plan depended on his intuition that Gamora would try to kill him on Knowhere sp that he could capture her

  • Sunday Night Live
    Sunday Night Live 12 days ago

    Thanos patience, acceptance, and intelligence and that's what makes him "the most powerful being in the universe" to quote guardians. Take away that and then he's just a skilled Hulk with a sword so when he says fine ill do it myself, the 3 years is nothing for him considering he's waited centuries and he had to plan out and find some of the other infinity stones as well soooo

  • Ethan Thibert
    Ethan Thibert 14 days ago

    thanos was waiting because he treats himself as the god/king/lord/master/boss/leader/celestial and wants his thiccness to be safe and hes a big purple ugly fat purple lazy alien

  • Soundcollector
    Soundcollector 15 days ago

    he was probably reading poetry and philosophy n shit

  • deuce of spades
    deuce of spades 15 days ago

    He waited because whoever wrote these scripts wanted him to wait

  • Adzdev
    Adzdev 15 days ago

    Couldn't watch after...'should have doubled the resources'....surely nothing he says makes sense after this?

  • TajimaMunenori
    TajimaMunenori 15 days ago

    He believed he was inevitable

    LEIFC7R 17 days ago

    Thanos wanted to wait till Odin death and The Avengers to break up after that it would be easier to get the infinity stones rather than fighting all of the Avengers together with Odin which could be harder as Thanos doesn’t have the power to kill two Gods such as Thor and Odin

  • Leon Ki
    Leon Ki 17 days ago


  • Ace Of Spades
    Ace Of Spades 18 days ago

    Endgame shows us that Thanos was going around slaughtering people while he sent his minions to collect the stones

  • AR 3000
    AR 3000 18 days ago

    Doubling the universe's resources would have just prolonged thanos's conclusion because population growth is exponential. So he thought reducing the base would give them much more time

  • Skullz
    Skullz 20 days ago

    I know Im very late but i have an explantion
    Thanos wanted to get the stones when they were vulnerable
    Thanos took the space stone when Asgard was destroyed
    He took the reality stone after the attack on The asgard ship and the attack on earth So that he would not have any *Serious* threats
    Thanos (imo) Wanted to seperate all of them so that it would be easier to take the apart

  • Kevin Phoenix
    Kevin Phoenix 20 days ago

    But hey! That’s just a theory...a film the...” Oh wait, wrong RU-clip series. 😖

  • mandy bolam
    mandy bolam 21 day ago

    Thanos had to wait for all the films to be finished only then he could collect all the stones. 😅

  • Breath of the Sith
    Breath of the Sith 21 day ago +1

    Well, the Russos confirmed he started his conquest in Infinity War due to capturing Nebula and seeing her memory files. This means he STILL waited from Age of Ultron to the end of Ragnarok. But, clarified that once he started going after the stones, he knew everyone would try to stop him. My theory is that Thanos waited for the events of Ragnarok to take place. Think about it:
    1. Odin dies
    2. Asgard and it’s armies were decimated by Hela and Surtur
    3. The Tessaract (Space Stone) was left completely defenseless
    The deaths of the Ancient One and Ego had to also be a factor in his plans, considering their power. Lastly, on Earth, SHIELD was already destroyed and the Avengers were divided because of Zemo, so Thanos was alse VERY lucky in his pursuit of the Stones.

  • Rogue
    Rogue 21 day ago

    The Creative team at Infinity Ward?

  • iloveyou1434ever
    iloveyou1434ever 21 day ago

    Does he freakin knows that universe is infinite ?
    How the fk he find out that universe is getting overpopulated lol ?
    Don’t tell me that he found the edge of the universe lol
    ( also don’t forget about parallel universe lol )

  • Ramon Van der vlugt
    Ramon Van der vlugt 22 days ago

    The gauntlet is the answer. He needed it to use the stones and since the only place that could make something that powerful was protected by Asgard couldn’t get to it and it was not worth risking al the effort that would be needed for the stones if he could not even use them once he had them and it would just create more time for the big armadas of the universe to rally up against him which he of course wouldn’t happening

  • Ali Safeer Hyder
    Ali Safeer Hyder 22 days ago +1

    He actually had good intentions and wasn't a villan (at least In His mind)
    But in endgame he's like fuck world

  • Realm
    Realm 23 days ago

    Bruh imagine if everyone teamed up to beat up thanos

  • Anon Anon
    Anon Anon 24 days ago +1

    The comment about doubling the resources is incredibly retarded. Firstly, even if you double the resource, it wouldn't change anything besides making the powerful richer. There is no communist like structure on Earth. Secondly, the reality stone restructures molecular integrity to change its form. So you require resources to make resources. But 99% of the universe is just dark matter or vacuum so resources is already incredibly limited. Thirdly, Thanos have to have thought of this. For god sake, he proved himself to be an intellectual powerhouse like Tony.

  • Jake And
    Jake And 25 days ago +1

    Answer is simple. Odin. That's why Thanos waited.

  • oJxhn -
    oJxhn - 25 days ago +1

    because he couldn’t be *FUCKING* *ARESED* *M8*

  • Michael Toscano
    Michael Toscano 25 days ago

    How dare you and Jim talk bad about Trump

  • Noobmaster69
    Noobmaster69 25 days ago

    because odin or hela would whoop his ass

  • Ivan Bunting
    Ivan Bunting 26 days ago

    I think you have probably given a few reach arounds.

  • captain pissoff
    captain pissoff 29 days ago

    you look like captain america with a beard

  • Theories & Entertainment Info

    Lol sat on his fat ass?.... Say that to his face lol

  • nisheeth sharma
    nisheeth sharma 29 days ago +1

    Ego died 4 years before events of Infinity War and Thanos attacked Xandar the moment he realised Asgard is destroyed or Odin is dead. Ancient One died before Odin so Thanos would have destroyed Earth before Xandar if he was really afraid of Ancient One. Moreover Thanos attacked Asgard only when Odin died. But he attacked Earth even when Ancient One lived.

  • kaizoisevil
    kaizoisevil Month ago +1

    Simple answer: he waited for Odin to die.

  • justin savage
    justin savage Month ago +3

    he needed to wait for Ragnarock to happen so odin or the 9 realms dosent have protection

    • ScreenCrush
      ScreenCrush  Month ago +1

      I was surprised that Thanos didn't cause Raganrok, tbh

    WUBZT3R Month ago

    Stop saying he could have just doubled the resources, populations increase EXPONENTIALLY so doubling the resources would not have nearly the impact of halving the population.

  • feroz31
    feroz31 Month ago

    Thanos wanted to keep his whole execution plan as a secret and a surprise ( Remember when heimdal biofrosted Hulk , thanos says this was a mistake). He wanted minimum troubles And now was the best time, as he knows about the location of Soul stone and Odin died , Asgard got destroyed, it was easy to get one more stone from Loki. He did not see Dr. Strange and Vision as a major problem, otherwise he would send not his men to retrieve those two stones from the earth, he would go himself. So this was the best time for him to execute the plan.

    • feroz31
      feroz31 18 days ago

      @Tyrik Flood-Feaster yeah "that was a mistake"

    • Tyrik Flood-Feaster
      Tyrik Flood-Feaster 18 days ago

      In what if i wonder how iw would have gone if Thanos killed Heimdall before he could telport hulk.