Why Thanos killed half of the universe instead of doubling the resources with the help of infinity stone.
|Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War)|
• Posted by u/thecrait
A lot of people try to point out that Thanos is a flawed character because he is motivations are so absurd. I don't think so, though... People say, "He could have just doubled resources and everyone would be happy and the world would be sustainable, which is what Thanos was after, right?" I personally think that Thanos somehow knew that if he suddenly doubled resources, he'd bring more heartache than if he killed half of the universe. Why? People are naturally willing to submit to a stronger force... People connect through a common grief... When we hurt together, we are better at communicating, because we empathize at that level. It builds community. Everyone being bountiful does not. Thanos is the son of an Eternal, A'lars, and their knowledge far exceeds the knowledge of any human. Thanos was a genius, and is "cursed with knowledge."
We know that a younger Thanos will appear in the Eternals movie, but we are not certain know what his connection will be to what is going on. Well, what is going on? Looking at the trailer, it looks like the Eternals are doing their work on Earth, bringing knowledge, tools, and possibly resources to the human race. In the comics, this happens all over the universe, with all sorts of races, on different planets... My theory/speculation is that Thanos will be involved in some meta conversation about _why_ the Eternals are spreading knowledge and resources. I think that he will naïvely challenge the Eternals to do more, to bring more resources to people, etc. I think that in his naïve approach, he'll learn a lesson that bringing resources to those in need upsets a balance and isn't sustaining: Maybe something about people becoming lazy, not self-efficient, or maybe people will hold you up as a god if they don't understand what you've done, even if you don't want to be regarded as a god, which I don't think Thanos would ever want.
With this tough lesson taught to him, I think he'll (later in life) run into an issue with resources in his own society, warning his fellow titans that they're in danger. This lesson is a lesson that could only be taught _the hard way_, which is why he looks back at those that were lost on his planet as people who were as naïve as he had once been.