Corvus Glaive is the merciless servant of the Mad Titan Thanos. The most loyal of the lieutenants in the Black Order, Corvus Glaive is the most favored by Thanos, having cruely betrayed his own people to achieve glory with Thanos. He is husband to fellow Black Order member Proxima Midnight.
Corvius Glaive alongside Supergiant were sent to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning as part of Thanos' invasion.
Corvus and Proxima faced the Avengers (including Captain America, Captain Marvel, the Hulk and Hyperion) once they finally located Thanos. Proxima and Corvus easily handled the Hulk when he arrived ahead of the others. The two proved to be more than a match for the team. Captain America deflected some of Proxima's deadly attacks, some of them hitting Corvus. This gave Hyperion the chance to destroy him.
Proxima quickly gathered his blade, saying "I have it. I have you." This may indicate that Corvus can be resurrected through his weapon. Proxima (holding Corvus' blade) and Thanos were incased in a form of 'living death' by Thane.
The cube of living death was taken by the Illuminati for safe keeping. But while they struggled to stop the destruction of Earth when the Universal Incursions began, they failed to notice Corvus reforming around his weapon.
After the destruction of their first alternate Earth, the Illuminati disbanded. Namor released Thanos, Corvus and Proxima from their prison, as well as prisoners Terrax and Black Swan to form a new Cabal. Together they would destroy the alternate Earths with great pleasure.
Following Thanos' death and eventual resurrection and imprisonment on Earth, Corvus attempted to take control of the Black Order. He ruled from Thanos' former outpost, the Black Quadrant, but was dethroned after Thanos escaped captivity and returned to reclaim his army. Corvus was defeated and offered the chance to commit suicide before Thanos ended his life as painfully as possible.
Corvus and some of his fellow generals of the Black Order are resurrected by the Challenger to serve him in his game against the Grandmaster. The Black Order fights several members of the Avengers, as well as the Lethal Legion. Corvus is defeated and killed by Rogue, but his blade remained intact, leaving open the possibility of his resurrection.
Powers and Abilities
Strength, speed and as long as his otherworldly blade remains by his side he cannot die. The blade he weilds is capable of cutting atoms.
Corvus is also a master military strategist and tactician. With Proxima by his side, he has destroyed worlds.
In Other Media
- Corvus Glaive appears in the second season of Avengers Assemble, voiced by David Kaye. He first appears in the episode "New Frontiers," where he and the rest of the Black Order free Thanos from prison after his defeat at the hands of the Avengers earlier in the season. They assist in the assault on New Korbin, where they battle the Avengers. The Black Order returns in the season finale, "Avengers World," where they assist in Thanos' attack on Earth. At the end of the battle, it is mentioned that they have been turned over to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Corvus Glaive also appears in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, with David Kaye reprising his role from Avengers Assemble. He first appears in the episode "The Undercover Angle," where he and his teammates try to recover Ronan the Accuser's Universal Weapon on the planet of Eilsel 9. At the end of the episode, the Black Order are defeated and turned over to the Nova Corps. They return in "Stuck in the Metal With You," where they are defeated by Rocket Raccoon after he takes control of the Destroyer armor, and were once again taken into custody by the Novas.
- Corvus appears in the What If...? episode "What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?" voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Corvus Glaive appears in Avengers: Infinity War, portrayed by Michael James Shaw. In the film, he and Proxima Midnight are sent by Thanos to Europe to retrieve the Mind Stone, which was embedded in the Vision's forehead by Ultron in the previous movie. The two villains quickly overpower the Avenger, but are thwarted when Captain America, Black Widow and the Falcon arrive. In the ensuing battle, Corvus is wounded when Black Widow stabs him with Proxima Midnight's staff, forcing them to make a hasty retreat.
During the final battle, a recovered Corvus joins his teammates in Wakanda as part of one last effort to capture the Mind Stone. He ambushes Shuri in her lab while she's trying to remove the Mind Stone from Vision's forehead, but Vision manages to fight him off escape. During a later struggle in the jungle, Corvus Glaive is ultimately killed when Vision impales him with his own weapon.
- Corvus Glaive appears as an enemy in Marvel Avengers Alliance.
- Corvus Glaive appears as a boss character in Marvel Future Fight.
- Corvus Glaive appears as a playable fighter in Marvel Contest of Champions.
- Corvus Glaive appears as a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 as part of the Infinity War DLC pack.
- Corvus Glaive appears as a boss character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, voiced by David Kaye.
- Corvus Glaive was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Funko produced a Corvus Glaive Pop! bobblehead.
- Corvus Glaive was featured in the "Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack" kit from Lego.
- Hot Toys produced a prototype Corvus Glaive figure that was shown off at conventions.
- Corvus Glaive was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of a two-pack with Loki, which was only available at Walmart. An updated version was later included in the Amazon-exclusive Children of Thanos box set.