Thanos aspired to be Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, according to an Avengers Infinity War scenario.
According to a popular new fan theory, Thanos Snap wasn’t caused by a shortage of resources or overpopulation, but rather by the Mad Titan’s desire to be Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan.
Thanos set out to collect all six Infinity Stones during Avengers: Infinity War in order to randomly snap half of all living creatures. This genocidal action to kill trillions was moral in the eyes of the Mad Titan. Thanos is supposed to have done this mostly due to a scarcity of resources in the face of overpopulation and to avoid a Malthusian catastrophe.
However, according to a popular new fan hypothesis, Thanos’ Snap was inspired by Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan doctrine.
The British philosopher’s book was titled after the biblical creature mentioned in Job and was published in 1651 during the English Civil War.
In summary, Hobbes’ early social contract theory advocated for absolute monarchical power.
“Thanos did The Snap because he wants to be the Leviathan – of Thomas Hobbes,” writes Reddit user IsaiasRi.
“This makes it evident that for as long as men live without a common force to keep them all in fear, they are in the condition known as war; and it is a war of every man against every man,” the thinker wrote.
“It’s a conflict in which every guy is pitted against every man. Let’s call it an Infinity War. The Leviathan, or Common Power, is a monster with such tremendous power that mankind are awestruck, and Hobbes argues that this shock and dread is what would finally preserve peace.”
“This is why the Snap has nothing to do with a scarcity of resources. The fight of every man against every man will not be extinguished by doubling the resources.”
They claimed that The Snap is a display of unbridled power that would be remembered and dreaded for years.
“When Thanos conveys this to Doctor Strange, he is not speaking as an ecology or an economist,” the theorist concluded. He refers to himself as a forgiving God-King. He’s giving a sermon.”
But, in Avengers: Endgame, the 2014 Thanos variation realizes that he is executed by Thor after the Snap and that his scheme is being overturned through time travel, he changes his mind.
“In Endgame, when Thanos.” Brinkwire Summary News,” they stated.