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  9 months ago +2520

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

  • jollyman423
    jollyman423 2 hours ago

    I feel like most of this is bullshit that marvel fans add because the MCU can’t explain it

  • SSRT5
    SSRT5 2 hours ago

    Spolier! what you really want to know:
    Thanos: dies twice, beheaded by Thor and then by Tony
    Natasha: sacrifies herself so Cint can get his family back
    Tony: dies killing Thanos (wielding Gauntlet)
    Gamora: comes back from alternate timeline (past)
    Loki: comes back from alternate timeline w/tesseract

  • Mohammed Alaa
    Mohammed Alaa 5 hours ago

    😜...❎⚠Spoiler Alert❎⚠....I watched end game yesterday....movie beginning Hawkeye having fun with his family and then they disappear...cap marvel reaches stark and nebula and brings them back to earth(scene were cap america and some others looking at the sky).....scott lang comes back from quantum realm and gets shocked of what happened coz of the snap(he was in the quantum realm for 5 hours but when he came back from q realm, it's been 5 years sine the snap) then goes to cap america and black widow and figures out what happened then he shares his idea of time travelling with quantum realm, after that they go to stark that he somewhat retired at that time living with his wife mrs potts and lil daughter but refused the idea of time travelling....after that,, stark changes his mind comes back after a little while to cap america and agrees to that idea since it's the last chance. black wid goes to tokyo and brings back hawkeye who's woking as an assassin there.... thor has retired and became a drunk man with bigger beard and fat belly living in somewhere on earth, so rocket and hulk(hulk he is in hulk form but he controlled himself so we can say he's bruce in hulk form) went to thor(scene where rocket opens a door) and brought him back to avengers facility.... stark somehow created a big quantum realm machine that everyone can stand on and travels through time. then every body wore that white q realm suite and traveled through time....all avengers traveled to 2012 NY event....future hulk somehow met the bald women that taught dr. strange magic. so hulk(or bruce) convinced the bald women and the bald women gave hulk the stone...war machine and nebula traveled to the time where star lord was dancing while listening to music alone( i think beginning of guardians of galaxy 1) then war machine hits starlord and goes with nebula to that place where one of inf. stones in a ball shape container then war machine travels back but nebula couldn't and she got's caught by thanos...thanos extracts what nebula saw and he and gammora see what nebula went through and see the moment that the avengers go to him and kill him(when cap marvel came, avengers went to where thanos was and caught him and thor sliced his head) so thaons knew there plan and used nebulas time travel device to move to future with his huge army to avengers facility(at that time avengers collected all the stones when traveled and stark made a gautlet like that of thanos and let hulk wear the gautlet and do a snap and he did the snap and it seemed that thanos snap was undone not forgetting that balck widow soul in soul stone) and destroy the facility...they fight back but the good part when hawkeye wore the gautlet and could bring every single character in marvel you can imagine from asgardinas and the valkery and falcon and bucky and and guardians of galaxy and spiderman and wakandans with black panther all of them could come to the destroyed facility area with the help of dr.strange(my eyes drained in teared at this moment) and great war beginned......I'm tired typing😩

  • RedArt
    RedArt 6 hours ago

    Dude your face looks like you've been holding back laughs since birth.

  • Anne
    Anne 12 hours ago

    I wouldn't say he has a, "fat ass" looks more like well toned buns of steel. Now you on the other hand...

  • Priceless Patato
    Priceless Patato 18 hours ago +6

    roses are red
    half of the universe is dead
    I can't believe Thor didn't go for the head

    • Love & Peace
      Love & Peace 11 hours ago

      Priceless Patato This should be my Infinity War (Marvel) obsessed little brothers poem for school 😂😂

  • fordprefectiii
    fordprefectiii 23 hours ago

    Was Thanos only concerned about the balance of power within the 9 realms? what about the rest of the universe? I'm sure he could have acted sooner and cared less about the 9 realms/Asgard balance of power. the rest of the universe would be infinitely larger and therefore the 9 realms would shrink into insignificance ...

  • The Boogeyman
    The Boogeyman Day ago

    Who's here after endgame?

  • Guetto Habanero
    Guetto Habanero Day ago

    Cause there’s space traveling involved and no one ever seems to bring up the fact that to get from one point in space to another u need time to travel I mean Come on space is huge he could’ve been in the next universe if it exists for crying out loud *in Lois’ voice from Malcolm In the middle*

  • Noah Stewart
    Noah Stewart Day ago +1

    Because it was good for the storytelling.

  • Dr Zoidberg
    Dr Zoidberg Day ago +2

    “But, the creative team at InfinityWard...”
    Please tell me I’m not the only one who heard that.

  • Bigger than Big
    Bigger than Big Day ago +1

    So did dormamu play a role in any of this as well?

    HYDRO PLAGUE Day ago

    The septa doesn’t contain the mind stone

    • Ben Smith
      Ben Smith Day ago

      It did In age of ultron, ultron practically pulled the blue stone out of the sceptre, crushed it and hey presto the mind stone is just sitting there in his hand

  • Lanonymous 8Bit
    Lanonymous 8Bit 2 days ago +1

    Why did Thanos wait?
    = PLOT

  • MrGuy
    MrGuy 2 days ago

    I guess he just expected his minions to do the work for him

  • Jeff Nighswander
    Jeff Nighswander 2 days ago +1

    This is what happens when normies try to cash in on comic book films beign popular.

  • Crystal
    Crystal 3 days ago

    No, he's not a jerkwad for not considering that. He believes (and this is true) that humans are so greedy, we would find a way to monopolize and burn out our resources no matter how much we have. That's human nature. We never stop at what we need. We don't even stop at what we truly _want._ We burn out all we have until there's nothing left. Franky, even wiping out half the universe isn't the solution; the other half will simply consume *more* resources. And this isn't me being cynical; it's just science. It's part of why socialism/communism can never work.

  • freindly fire
    freindly fire 3 days ago

    So if im right all planets that he killed half of with his army dose that mean he killed the rest of sed life

  • Najatski gaming
    Najatski gaming 3 days ago


  • KernKluckKloons
    KernKluckKloons 4 days ago +6

    Bc they needed to make money with more movies 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Dantdt33-0
    Dantdt33-0 4 days ago

    Doubling recourses would be really bad for the universe

  • Marcos Lohnefink
    Marcos Lohnefink 5 days ago

    What a bunch of useless blablabla.

  • Electi
    Electi 5 days ago

    You kinda look like Scott disick lol

  • Yeddie
    Yeddie 6 days ago +5

    “Fine i’ll do it myself” *literally waits 3 years to have the black order do it for him*

  • Unique Playz
    Unique Playz 6 days ago

    0:15 pause

  • Marhathor
    Marhathor 6 days ago

    Or maybe he didn't double all the resources in the universe, because it's directly conflicting with the laws of physics.
    You know, just a... just a theory here.....

  • Mr Ferris
    Mr Ferris 6 days ago

    Wrong! Half had to die

  • Lee Finateese
    Lee Finateese 7 days ago

    If you take a look in the mirror and see that you are losing your hair... you are too old to take a comic book movie seriously...

  • Rock Universe Gaming

    waited for the avengers to be split apart from each other so it was easier to get the stones, great plan in my opinion since he wins.

  • Carlos.
    Carlos. 7 days ago

    What a fucking normie cuck of a fucking guy.

  • Matthew Sheppard
    Matthew Sheppard 7 days ago

    Odin is clearly the reason.

  • Evil Morty
    Evil Morty 7 days ago

    He wiped out half the universe to protect it from Galactus

  • codeywings10
    codeywings10 7 days ago

    I think the death of Odin was a pretty major factor. He couldn't safely attack the Star Forge if Odin was still around.

  • john milxer
    john milxer 7 days ago +2

    0:52 Mind F***ing Blown 🔥✊🏾💀🤦🏾‍♂️🙃

  • Mike Varosky
    Mike Varosky 7 days ago

    I personally always just thought he was waiting to confirm locations on all 6 before moving to strike openly.
    Thor even has a throwaway line at the end of Age if Ultron “this is the third infinity stone to appear in the last 3 years; someone’s playing an elaborate game, and they’ve made pawns of us all.”
    I think Thanos was using the one he had (mind stone) to bait out the others from hiding. (Like the power stone which was dormant for centuries and then shortly after the first stone came into play was suddenly sought after by multiple groups of unrelated origin and intent.
    The whole ploy was to get them in the open. Into the hands of people with no concept of what they were handling to keep an easier eye on it.
    Once word got around that an infinity stone was in play, and had been used, it would ignite a kind of desperate search for others by unlikely people. Not even mentioning that the stones are implied to have a will of their own (in Thor 2 Malekith talks about the Aether like it has a mind of its own.
    I think what Thor said at the end of Age of Ultron is the reasoning.
    He was trying to get all the stones (or as many as he could) moving in the open so he could keep tabs on the group as opposed to relying on whispers and rumors on how to find them.
    Plus, Banner and Stark work out a tracking algorithm to trace the Tesseract; no reason thanos couldn’t have similar technology for keeping tabs on stones whose energy signatures he’s identified.

  • milkmunstr
    milkmunstr 7 days ago

    Let me sum this up to save y'all the time. Watch the first scene of him we saw when he was in the chair. Bitch was barely moving clearly his legs were asleep. You gon' try on conquer the universe with you're legs asleep so you get that stupid pins and needles feeling that no one likes? No. He had to wait it out, wiggle his legs a little here and there. Shit takes a while to get the feeling back.

  • Ruairi Farrell
    Ruairi Farrell 7 days ago

    Maybe, there isn’t a specific reason. MAYBE, it’s just that


  • Optic500
    Optic500 8 days ago

    He was allowed to only use 1 cheat code per stone that's why it took him longer

  • Mr. Legendary Crack Studio

    because he will get exposed becausenhe is a giant purple puffer fish

  • Sodolo FTS
    Sodolo FTS 8 days ago

    Plot and the past 10 years of planning every MCU phase??😂💯

  • Owen Lewis
    Owen Lewis 8 days ago

    He was making sure Cap Marvel wouldn’t come to the rescue

  • Maria lwom
    Maria lwom 8 days ago

    I’m just bindge watching all these theory videos. It’s helping to fuel my patience of waiting on endgame. Also there’s a few things I’ve learned about the universe that has made me a heck of a lot more excited. A few more days guys ahh.

  • Nash
    Nash 8 days ago

    Save you ten minutes.
    Thanos is a lazy cunt

  • David Stephens
    David Stephens 9 days ago

    It easy. Waited for anyone who was a threat to leave. Odin, ancient one, etc

  • Neozzzy
    Neozzzy 9 days ago

    Guess: He waited because Odin was alive and as soon as he died he started

  • VKA_CarvedSix09
    VKA_CarvedSix09 9 days ago

    Simple it's a movie storyline lol of course they had to make some cuts he didn't wait lol read the comicsn

  • Mytosis Misco
    Mytosis Misco 9 days ago

    4:24 Didn't you mean to say "space stone"? You said mind stone. ?

  • Aiditya Abdurrachman
    Aiditya Abdurrachman 9 days ago +3

    Thanos wait for his glove done. that simple

  • Pro GaMeS
    Pro GaMeS 10 days ago

    Cause Stan Lee would have bodied him he had to be patient rip legend

  • timothy ellis
    timothy ellis 10 days ago


  • Kurt Wagner
    Kurt Wagner 10 days ago

    Or perhaps Kevin Feige made it up as he went along ...

  • MCAlex
    MCAlex 10 days ago

    Why ? Easy question
    Odin was alive
    When he died, he started.

  • Wolfgang cutthroat
    Wolfgang cutthroat 10 days ago

    Cause captain marvel woulda whooped his ass.

  • off_ _cloud
    off_ _cloud 11 days ago +1

    I admire Thanos.

  • CharlesDrafter11
    CharlesDrafter11 11 days ago

    Odin collected all but the soul stone. He had a infty stone and a prototype glove a 15000 yr + old daughter that knew was a fake. so some stone locations where in asguard old text that's why Loki went to earth. The mind stone showed Thanos to Loki, to put ultron as a safe guard, Ronin and the glove builder

  • Samuel McCallister
    Samuel McCallister 12 days ago

    The Reality Stone (The Aether) was locked in an alternate dimension until the events of Thor 2.

  • Dying EU_ultra
    Dying EU_ultra 12 days ago

    the " doubling resources" thing is soo stupid. Just stop it.

  • Levyathyn
    Levyathyn 12 days ago

    Santos also can't get around really fast until he gets some of the stones. Without being able to teleport across the galaxy to the planet he needs to go to, he and his forces are as much slaves space travel and the limits there in as most other groups in the galaxy.

  • Oso 11
    Oso 11 12 days ago

    why do people who claim to be comic nerds keep saying "why didnt thanos just double the universes resources"

  • Bubbles bird
    Bubbles bird 12 days ago

    The Pewdiepie chair is so comforable

  • Jbomb 360
    Jbomb 360 12 days ago

    What if he wanted to know where all the stones was so he could get them faster rather than getting one, and then looking for the other. I mean from infinity War and guardians of the galaxy, we realized that a lot of people knew about Thanos and I'm pretty sure that if people found he was collecting the infinity stones, there would be some kind of really to stop him from getting all 6.

  • Ahzee
    Ahzee 12 days ago

    Coz he's smart

  • Alex K
    Alex K 12 days ago

    Cos Peggy Carter was finally out the way

  • Lucas Ramey
    Lucas Ramey 12 days ago +1

    It wasn't his time

  • glancedUp
    glancedUp 13 days ago

    Give him a break. Even Thanos has his moments of procrastination.

  • Mikeasythegod
    Mikeasythegod 13 days ago

    Brilliant guess!

  • ProDoucher
    ProDoucher 13 days ago

    you can't double the resources and expect it to go well. Land is also resource. The population growth from all those resources will 1. destroy economy, 2. make huge boom to population 3. make the planet crowded. You might say "why not double the size of each planets" but when you double their size, the gravity becomes 4 times intense. which will make the population extinct for sure. Thanos' way of mass genocide is literally the only way.

  • Gerard Naviello
    Gerard Naviello 13 days ago

    Hime dal should of used the bi frost to remove thanos not hulk

  • Arminah Manalastas
    Arminah Manalastas 13 days ago

    1:20-1:21 😣😖🤢

  • Brady Davis
    Brady Davis 13 days ago +3

    Why did Thanos wait?
    Because the screenwriters hadn't finished writing, Infinity War.

  • Ballout
    Ballout 13 days ago

    He said he really couldn't find the reality stone

  • Vinyl Nightmare
    Vinyl Nightmare 13 days ago

    3:00 was that a pun??? “Aw, snap”???

  • canvas11xD
    canvas11xD 13 days ago

    Well if you make more resources. Then the whole universe, will over populate. Which will lead to him having to make more resources again, again and again.

  • Akatsukileader9
    Akatsukileader9 13 days ago

    They should have established it was because of Odin. You don't fuck with Odin.

  • TxT Peer
    TxT Peer 14 days ago

    Because thanos are patient |!

  • Dao Yang
    Dao Yang 14 days ago

    My theory is that he is halving the resources to make it undesirable for Galactus to want to consume planets.

  • Kronixs_93
    Kronixs_93 14 days ago

    The older you get the more you realise Thanos was right and you agree with him lol

  • Abounimir
    Abounimir 14 days ago

    dude u look like fake captain america

  • ma x
    ma x 14 days ago

    The gauntlet wasn't made back then though he waited for asgard to get destroyed so he could attack the dwarf place and make the gauntlet

  • Neopulse00
    Neopulse00 15 days ago

    The entire could have been summed up in a couple of minutes. He took long because he ALONE can't search for the stones. Because for every stone you find, it takes longer and longer to find the next stone.
    It's a curse (of sorts) to make sure that the majority of mortal races in the universe don't have the longevity to find them all within their lifetime and to ascend to godhood amongst the celestial hierarchy.
    Chances are it would have taken far more than 3,000 years to find it. If one person for each stone at a time is looking for the stone, then it would reduce greatly the time needed to find them.
    The downside is trust more than anything. Which is also a factor in looking for the stones collectively.
    Once Thanos knew that the:
    1) Power Stone was on Xandar through Ronan,
    2) Space Stone on Earth through Loki,
    3) Mind Stone in Loki's possession,
    4) Reality Stone in possession of The Collector,
    Then the last 2 stones would be possible to find using the other stones since you would use the Mind Stone to find out who knows the whereabouts of it and the Space Stone to move to anywhere in the universe.
    Thanos preferred having 4 out of 6 in his possession rather than just 1 (the Mind Stone). That's how this video should have been done.

  • Gs
    Gs 15 days ago

    Because Marvel had to sell more movies maybe?

  • Thomas ANGELO
    Thomas ANGELO 15 days ago

    How about Thanos sent Loki to earth to see if Marvel Girl would be protecting earth....

  • Andrew Whitworth
    Andrew Whitworth 15 days ago

    Thanos had to find all the stones before he could begin collecting them. If he moved too early, the stones whose whereabouts were known would be scattered and hidden. Thanos' movements, once all locations were discovered, needed to be swift, unopposed, and decisive. The problem is gathering information. Once he knows where a stone is, he has the ability to get there quick and obtain it (especially if he gets the Tesseract early). That's why it doesn't matter if he gives the Mind Stone to Loki, even when Loki loses, the locations of the stones are still known. With only a basic knowledge of Asguardian lore, he'd know that the Reality Stone was going to show itself soon, that Ragnarok was impending, that Odin was old and weak, that Hela would be returning, etc. At that point, it's just a matter of waiting till you have all the information and then waiting for a time when there are the fewest obstacles.

  • guadalupe humphreys
    guadalupe humphreys 16 days ago

    he waited for the master of the earth Stan Lee we will miss him

  • GOOD Boi
    GOOD Boi 16 days ago

    Double the universe resources
    Nah thats not good enough

  • funnylumpy
    funnylumpy 17 days ago

    Since everything dont nake any sense anyway.

  • Beastinvader
    Beastinvader 17 days ago

    There's a retcon that they revealed a while back saying that Loki himself was under the mind stone's influence. So the best thing to ensure Loki's subservience was lending him the scepter.

  • Bobby Basic
    Bobby Basic 17 days ago

    He was procrastinating like most people lol

  • ben harris
    ben harris 18 days ago

    Thanos was not worried about any celestials until after he used the snap cause it insures a possibility that would kill some of them the snap affects all life in the universe it ain't just earth.

  • Turbo 86
    Turbo 86 19 days ago +1

    Why does everyone assume that thanos would have been better off doubling resources?
    You double resources and they are consumed, the population grows and then we quickly end up back where we started - only this time there will be even more beings and they will be less able to deal with it.
    Removing half of the universe isn't all about resources, it's possible that thanos' intention is to make people appreciate what they have and to not consume as much, thus allowing better civilisations to take place if the fallrn ones.
    See it all the time - houses being built where fields once provided space for kids to play. Forests being cut down, roads being built - industry taking over. All selfish man-made structures that only look to serve mankinds wishes and the need to accomodate the spiralling population.
    Economy is all people care about and it's clear when i see the same argument consistently with no consideration of other reasons!
    Thanos believes himself to be a hero, one who is "cursed with knowledge". He 7was given a lot of screen time and depth in infinity war but i guess if people call you "mad" titan then when they try to understand why you done things they will instantly pick the maddest explaination.
    The snap was not meant to simply give the surviving people more resources, it was to make them understand that they need to change their ways and it will lead to a happier future. Everyone knows that from an economical point it makes no sense but that is not the only way to look at it.

  • Mister Hypes
    Mister Hypes 19 days ago

    He had to wait until ant man was on house arrest so he couldn't climb up his ass

  • Uncle samsonite 69_420

    Because he’s a lazy ass

  • Jay C
    Jay C 19 days ago

    Why’d you take so long to become successful? The question in this title is so....I’m not sure what to call it but....lol everyone living being does what they want at the time they want to do whatever it is they want to do. Not only referring to the movie of course.

  • Hoang MVP
    Hoang MVP 19 days ago

    If you just double the resources, living species still be greedy and overpopulate those, and still kill themself anyway. By killing half of the universe, they will learn it hard way that they have to maintain the resources and human resoruces.

  • Joe King
    Joe King 19 days ago +2

    My theory is that much like Thor, Thanos knew all too well the prophecy of Ragnarok, and I believe Ragnarok is really the prophecy of Thanos, since at the start of Infinity War he’s the one who destroys Asgard (Asgard being the people, not the place, as Thor says). Once the planet was destroyed, Thanos knew it was his time to coil around Earth like the world serpent (while writing this I also realized in the version of Ragnarok I’ve read, Thor and the world serpent end up killing each other when Thor strikes the head of the serpent, and the serpent bites Thor, which is almost what happens when Thor misses Thanos’ head after Thanos kills Vision, whom was inadvertently created by Thor. Holy crap this goes full circle the more I think about it.)

  • Jazz Yiz
    Jazz Yiz 20 days ago

    IMO he waited for those harder to deal with to die or to leave. Ancient one and odin can easily defeat him and Hela is a big problem (unless they join forces) and maybe test if Captain Marvel is stil guarding earth? I dunno

  • mac ferris
    mac ferris 20 days ago

    Thanos cant just create resources out of knowhere... Thanos did the right thing!!!!

  • Omni-Emperor-King M Lifsey

    Sounds pretty spot-on.

  • Julian Damin
    Julian Damin 20 days ago

    So that they could make this video !