No he isn't. Thanos has better feats.
Dude no. Darkseid himself could destroy an entire universe just by entering it, his avatars (the ones you see interacting with people) Are there so he doesn't do that.. Thanos can't without the gauntlet or some equal power up.
@heatblaze: Thanos has no-sold planetary attacks and gas giant explosions. He's also tanked reality warping, tanked blasts from Skyfathers like Odin, and survived an artificial singularity.
As for characters weaker than him Silver Surfer has also no-sold planetary output and survived attacks from Skyfathers. One of which blasted him into multiple pieces and he regenerated back (though that's a possible outlier). He's also been blasted by Galactus and regenerated back.
Superman also tanked Darkseid's Omega Beams. So take that as you will.
@heatblaze: True Form Darkseid is featless. He did not threaten the multiverse with his personal power -- his fall set off a series chain reactions that caused that. If Final Crisis: Superman Beyond is anything to go by, Mandrakk also had a hand in the whole affair. A third-rate Marvel villain called Death Stalker once threatened the universe by a series of chain reactions -- only to lose to Daredevil..
Thanos has consistently wrecked heralds like Silver Surfer, Terrax or Morg, wrecked team busters like Lord Mar-vell, gone toe to toe with Odin and Tyrant etc. Darkseid on the other hand, consistently struggles with Superman tier characters.
You'd often see come across people claiming that Darkseid keeps beating the JLA, but you know the number of times he has actually done that during Pre or Post Crisis? Zero. Even post new 52, he lost to the League during their first outing ever, kinda struggled with Wonder Woman solo and so forth. I am not counting any alt timelines, because they have a lot of context to them anyway.
Another popular fan theory posits that Darkseid has beaten Pre Crisis Superman. That has never actually happened. The two have never directly fought with one another, like ever. He did face Superboy during the Great Darkness Saga, but he could only BFR him back to his own timeline.
As for Thanos, the number of people who think the infinity gems and gauntlet are part of his standard gear, is too damn high. Nevermind the fact that he hasn't really used it since Clinton was president. That right there proves they know very little about the character.
Darkseid is certainly seen as more badass and Thanos his rip-off (not really true, but story for another time), who needs to rely on macguffins. It's popularity that's at play here, nothing more. That's not really a crime, though.
I’m not that big on top tier comics but I thought the general consensus was Thanos > Darkseid (on here at least)
Lots of people on these forums are ignorant and only read the scans (which can be out of context) posted on the forum pages to determine the victor. The more knowledgeable comic book readers are uncertain about the outcome of such a hypothetical fight.
In a way,that's true.
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