I heard it was passive, but now that it's Canon Sidious, he still has a pretty notable AP Advantage, along with Telekinesis, so I'm pretty sure Sidious completely Ragdolls him unless Thanos immediately goes for the Reality Stone.
He was holding back because he did t want them dead, he just wanted the stones. Why didn’t he erase all of the avengers after getting the stones? He could have if he wanted to. But his main goal was to just wipe out half of all life, he thought he had won after the snap, he didn’t expect them to find out some miraculous way to defeat him like time travel.
@XSOULOFCINDERX If you hear something to have some OP property like being passive then the smart thing to do is to get the information added for everyone to know, not be in the select group of people who claims the rumor.
Ragdolling doesn't necessarily stop the gauntlet.
What Thanos did was one possibility out of millions of where he won, thus implying many of his victories to be casual and easy to an interpretable extent..
The idea that Thanos didn't want to or was against killing any of the Avengers is flat out wrong. He was clearly going to kill Tony befire Strange said something and he wiped out nearly half of them with the snap. He's not against it, he simply didn't bother.
Tony would have stabbed him, only seemed to bother killing tony because he managed to catch him off guard before strange offered the stone. he could have just closed his hand and they would all be turned into ribbons. If he truly wanted them defeated for good he would have killed literally all of the avengers.
A single Force Push from Palpatine will kill Thanos, 6-C> 7-B
Thanos wont know how to counter it let alone see it coming
Force Push isnt visible,makes no sound and isnt a moving projectile.
Thanos has consistently been hit by far more obvious attacks such as web shots,laser blasts and Punches.
There's nothing stopping Sidious from holding Thanos in place, stopping him from even using the gauntlet and then draining his life.
the only way Thanos is winning is by suddenly using the reality stones and turning Sidious into pixels. which is out of character for him.
all this is with out the need for Sidious to have Knowledge of him. with Knowledge,Sidious holds thanos in place and rips his arm off the gauntlet and takes it for himself and wipes out thanos along with all the lightside users of the force with a snap of his finger.
Pretty sure the SW users (As well as Mob Psycho 100) users are worst counter to Thanos due to him being a massive glass canon and they are able to think and TK the hell out of him due to massively superior AP here
I think Sidious stomps here, no matter if you give him prior knowledge since he can still TK everything, hell, even if the upgrades get approved, Sidious is becoming 6-B so it still will be a stomp.