Loki at his absolute most powerful would have been during the Ragnarok arc last volume, iirc. He had siphoned off the very energies of Asgard and increased his own power, likely becoming sub-Skyfather at the very least. Still, I would grant the win to Thanos.
Thanos has created energy and life force from nothing before? When?
I don't mean just blasting shit with his own innate power. The clone could clearly do that. It just couldn't make that reptilian being more powerful through energy created out of nowhere. It had to come from somewhere, and so he used the other two. I don't remember it being said he couldn't transfer his own which is what I remember Thanos doing at least once.
He created gamma energy when he was trapped in a photon block in Rigel 3 and he created energy on the spot to stop Fallen one with a energy field. Thanos also gave Surfer a flickle of his life force when he took him to deaths realm, and when death refused Thanos he gave Surfer his full power and life force back iirc.
Wouldn't those be considered simply emanation of energy?
The clone could create blasts and such itself. It just couldn't create energy out of nothing which I don't think I've seen Thanos or any other character without delving into the cosmics do. It's an iffy distinction, but I think an important one. The clone simply chose to use outside life forces. If it stated it couldn't generate or transfer it's own, you'd have a point but I don't remember that occurring.
Not imo as Thanos synthersizes comsic energy with punching blasting by absorbing energy from the cosmos, which he was unable to do whilst being trapped in a pure photon block when he created a high gamma radiation burst.
Like i have just said Thanos did all the things i mentioned on a panel, giving Surfer a flicker of life after he beat him to death, he then empowered Surfer bonds with his life force and gave him it all back later on. The clone was cearly weaker as the bug guy(cant remember his name) was able to take the clone power by absorbing some of it andMantis alone was a match mentally.
But does Thanos not have his own stores/reservoirs of energy like Surfer?
And like I said, you'd have a point if the clone said it was unable to transfer it's own life force which Thanos could do but I don't remember that being referenced.
I don't remember the scene you're talking about but it's been a while. And I remember him actually killing a few Mantis incarnations until loosing to her Godess form or some such. Englehart had an unhealthy obsession with Mantis.
Thats why it was retconned as clone as it was weaker and didnt display the power/durability of the real Thanos. Thanos clearly gives Surfer life force during Cosmoc powers unlimited, so it shows he can do it, making the clone inferior
During Celestial Quest the bug guy takes part of the clones power when Thanos is in his mind and he struggles againt Mantis mental abilitys, which is BS when it took Mantis,Moondragon and Cosmo to mind lock a weak Thanos during TI
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I don't know why some of you are going on about being right and winning. Rob and Impediment were in on this gag because I PMed them. Silent and Rao PMed me and figured I changed the post. I highly doubt anybody thought Quan made the post, but simply played along just for the lulz.