While it is true that Thanos is the main character of Avengers: Infinity War, it doesn’t mean he’s the only bad guy in the picture. When Thanos finally begins to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet in Avengers: Infinity War, he won’t be doing it alone. Even galactic tyrants need to delegate, and Thanos’ Black Order is there to serve.
The Black Order are Thanos’ generals who help take over planets for the Mad Titan and send him tributes. The group originally had five members, but Infinity War will only consist of four: Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Cull Obsidian, and Ebony Maw. Each has their own unique style and powers.
Here’s the lowdown on each member of the Black Order before the movie hits theaters –
Corvus Glaive is Thanos’ right-hand man and leader of the Black Order. He’s a master strategist and tactician. His weapon is a glaive, which is capable of splitting atoms, meaning it can cut through virtually anything. As long as the glaive remains unbroken, Corvus is essentially unkillable and will recover from absolutely any injury.
Proxima Midnight is one of the deadliest fighters in Thanos’ army. She wields a spear that was forged for her by Thanos. It was created from a sun trapped in distorted space-time, acting and operating as a star, supernova, and black hole at once. Once thrown, the spear never misses its target.
Cull Obsidian is the powerhouse brute of the Black Order.
Unlike the other members of the Black Order, Ebony Maw isn’t one to get his hands dirty, but he’s no less sadistic and cruel. Maw possesses the uncanny ability to persuade anyone to do anything, making him a master manipulator. In the comics, he was pitted against Doctor Strange and turned the powerful sorcerer into an unwitting double agent for the Black Order.