Monstrous Physique — Thanos

This. Is. It.

Avengers: Endgame is out now and I’m sure it’s about to set the world and the box office on fire. To wrap up my MCU-themed series, I, of course, had to stat up Thanos. He’s the big bad of the movie and arguably than the whole MCU and he has the Infinity Gauntlet and all six Infinity Stones in tow. As a warning, this stat block is a lot stronger than the CR suggests, so use it at your own discretion. Let’s have a look at Thanos!

Thanos                           CR 23
XP 819,200
NE Large humanoid (titan)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +38
DEFENSE
hp 580
EAC 39; KAC 41
Fort +23, Ref +23, Will +21
DR 15/—; Immune mind-affecting effects
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +38 (24d6+36)
STATISTICS
Str +13, Dex +6, Con +11, Int +4, Wis +3, Cha +7
Skills Intimidate +43
Languages Common
Other Abilities Infinity Gauntlet
ECOLOGY
Environment any
Organization solitary
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Infinity Gauntlet (Ex) Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet which holds the six infinity stones. These six stones greatly augment his power and each their own unique abilities He can spend a standard action to activate one of the stones’ abilities. The save DC for any effect or ability created with the Infinity Gauntlet is DC 28. At any time, Thanos can snap his fingers as a standard action. This allows him to draw on the power of all stones at once and cast wish without any limitations or consequences. He can only do this once.
Mind: The mind stone grants Thanos immunity to all mind-affecting effects and he can roll twice and take the better result against all effects that offer a Will save. When activated, he can cast dominate person against a creature within 100 feet, regardless of whether the creature is a humanoid or not. Instead when he activates this stone, he can cast charm monster on any number of creatures within 60 feet.
Power: The power stone grants Thanos great strength and allows him to treat all of his attacks as magical and ignore up to 10 points of damage resistance. When activated, he can cast chain surge, disintegrate, gravitational singularity, or any other damage-dealing evocation spell. The spell automatically deals the maximum possible damage.
Reality: The reality stone grants Thanos control over his perception of existence. He is immune to all illusion effects and effects that would prevent him from acting such as the stunned condition. When activated, he can cast any illusion spell or use this ability to physically alter the environment around him as per wish.
Soul: The soul stone grants Thanos infinite knowledge. He automatically succeeds any check to recall knowledge and can treat his result as if he rolled a natural 20 when attempting an Intelligence-based skill check.
Space: This stone grants Thanos control over space. He cannot be forcibly be moved by any effect unless he wills it. When activated, he can cast any spell with the teleportation descriptor. If he casts dimension door in this way, he can continue to take actions on his turn. Alternatively, he can create a defensive shield that prevents damage to Thanos when activating this stone. The shield absorbs up to 100 points of damage before dissipating. He must wait for the shield to dissipate before creating a new one.
Time: This stone grants Thanos control over the flow of time. He does not age and is immune to any affect to would alter his position in time such as haste or slow unless he desires to be included in the effect. When activated, he can grant himself the benefits of haste or affect a creature within 100 feet with slow. He can also use it to undo time by creating a temporal checkpoint when activating the stone. As a standard action, he can return time to this checkpoint, returning all lost hit points, stamina points, spells, spell durations, and so on to their point as they were during the checkpoint. He can only return time to the checkpoint within one hour of when the checkpoint was created and can only create one checkpoint once every 24 hours.

Thanos was a warlord from the planet Titan bent on bringing stability to the universe. He believes this is only possible by reducing the population of the overall universe as overpopulation would lead to an exhaustion of resources. To achieve this goal, Thanos sought out the Infinity Stones, primal stones infused with the elements of creation and created at the birth of the universe. Each stone embodies one aspect of the universe and contains great power. When brought together, the stones have the power to do almost anything. In order to allow him to contain the power of the stone, Thanos wields the Infinity Gauntlet. The gauntlet allows Thanos to tap into the power of the stones with ease. With the power of the gauntlet and the stones in hand, Thanos is capable of almost anything his heart desires. Whether or not his actions will ultimately achieve his goal remains unseen, but it is undeniable that Thanos has almost unlimited power and is more than a force to be reckoned with.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Thanos into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at KnowDirection@hotmail.com.

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder World Guide line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova the cat, and walks with heather the wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos.

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