THE BLACK ORDER
Also known as the Cull Obsidian, the Black Order is an elite group made up of the most powerful, wicked, and subservient aliens that Thanos could find. Their goal: to subjugate and quell resistance on any planet that the Mad Titan wishes to conquer.
The Black Order has had secondary goals as well, such as finding Thanos’s wayward son Thane, and locating the Infinity Stones. Their malevolent master can’t be everywhere at once, and the Black Order acts as an advance tactical team that paves the way for Thanos’s arrival. The members of the Black Order derive great pleasure from the destruction and chaos they cause.
ORIGIN OF THE ORDER
The Black Order was initially made up of five members. The first, Thanos’s right-hand man Corvus Glaive, wields a namesake blade that makes him difficult to kill—as long as the weapon is intact, he can regenerate from a single cell. Corvus acts as team leader and speaks for Thanos while in the field.
Next is Corvus’s wife, Proxima Midnight, who carries a spear with a sun trapped inside. This weapon is powerful enough to absorb gamma radiation from the Hulk and turn him back into Bruce Banner.