- Marvel, Reuters
Who’s your favourite Avengers character? Maybe it’s the hunky Thor, the brainy Iron Man, or Captain America and his cute butt?
Well, for Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, it’s none of these. Instead, he’s firmly in camp Thanos.
The nonagenarian, who attended a Marvel-themed exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (June 27), said his top choice of character was “the big one”, The New Straits Times reported.
The PM subsequently confirmed that he was referring to Thanos: intergalactic dictator, purple-hued titan and Avengers villain.
Mahathir did not provide an explanation on why he liked Thanos best, but comparisons between the PM and the character were rife on Malaysian social media in the lead up to GE14 last year.
Netizens paralleled Thanos’ plan to collect six infinity stones to wipe out half the universe to Mahathir’s GE14 campaign, where he gathered six political parties to form the PH coalition, which later pulled off a shock victory at the elections and wiped out the incumbent Barisan Nasional party.
Mahathir Plays Thanos At ‘Avengers’ Reunion In Pavilion, KL… Ahaksss pic.twitter.com/uQIp8n7Wgd
— iamokayman (@SirJ4O) June 27, 2019
Tun Mahathir is the ultimate thanos
Collected the infinity stones: – Bersatu – Pkr – Amanah – Warisan – Bebas
And literally wiped out half of BN’s seats
— Fauzan (@alohajans) May 10, 2018
Tun Mahathir is making a comeback, now Tun Daim and Tan Sri Rafidah is campaigning for PH. This is some Infinity War shit going on We all know who Thanos is
— Danial Annuar (@danial_annuar) May 2, 2018
Some even made a soul stone reference, comparing Anwar’s unlikely reconciliation with Mahathir to him metaphorically selling his soul.
We thought PH was the Avengers but it turns out Mahathir was Thanos all along and Anwar forgiving him and reconciling with PKR was obtaining the soul stone. #GE14
— Scott Ng (@ScottARC) May 9, 2018
But at least one theory out there posits that Mahathir is Nick Fury, and not “the real villian”.
No! Tun Mahathir is Nick Fury! He assembled various leaders from different parties to become one and avenge the real villian, Thanos! The parties which Tun formed ultimately became avengers (also known as Pakatan Harapan). Tun is not Thanos!! https://t.co/VrfPq802LC
— Hafiz (@foissh) May 11, 2018
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