Lots of attention has been paid to Thanos, the mastermind villain who's finally stepping out from the shadows in Avengers: Infinity War. The writers and directors have gone as far as to say that Thanos is the main character of the movie, but that 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 group is still fairly new, having only been introduced in the comics a few years ago, but they've made enough impact to join the MCU's biggest movie to date.

Introduced in Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, 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, not to mention the single most metal names in comic book history. In Infinity War, they've been retooled as Thanos' "children" i.e. kids like Gamora that he kidnapped after exterminating their entire race. (What a good guy!) It's totally understandable if you have no idea who these guys are, so here's the lowdown on each member of the Black Order before Infinity War hits theaters.

Corvus Glaive

Corvus Glaive

Corvus Glaive is Thanos' right-hand man and leader of the Black Order. He's a master strategist and tactician, and after studying Earth's history of warfare, he was called the greatest general Earth had ever seen. (His wife said that, so, probably biased.) Corvus' 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. At one point, after Thanos disappears, Corvus attempts to form his own Black Order and conquer planets. Thanos squashed that ambition when he returned, and Corvus chose to kill himself rather than face punishment. He recently came back to life in the comics, right on time for his blockbuster debut.

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