How did Squirrel Girl defeat Thanos?

  • I was in a Marvel forum, and I saw a picture of Squirrel Girl with a defeated Thanos, and the Watcher saying that it was the real Thanos, and that she had saved the universe.

    I'm not sure if that is a joke from Marvel, or it it is canon. In which comic did this happen?

    Squirrels. She defeated him with squirrels.

    also defeated wolverine with squirrels its weird that she works has a babysitter for the avengers being so powerfull

    @Keen, Squirrels, his one true weakness! And that of every single other villain in Marvel!

    She defeated him with style and panache, of course...

    @user3749635 She is no longer babysitter for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. They left the New Avengers about 2 years ago at this point, so her services are no longer required.

    that's bad i liked her where is she now?

    It's often been said that her superpower is the ability to get the story to not focus on her, and then she can defeat the big guys without any need for logic. Another idea is that she just can't lose or, if she can, is just incredibly lucky.

  • phantom42

    phantom42 Correct answer

    6 years ago

    This occurred in GLX-MAS #1 published in 2005. It was a special holiday issue. The stories included are meant as parodies, and not canon within the main Marvel Universe.

    Marvel describes the issue as such:

    Marvel’s own Milwaukee-based Misfits are back—in their very own, double sized X-mas special! Sure, they survived the GLA mini-series, but can Squirrel Girl, Mr. Immortal, and pals survive… the HOLIDAYS?!? 6 all-new features of mockery, morbidity, and merriment-- including the return of Grasshopper, Deathurge… and the Yuletide tyranny of Dr. Tannenbaum?!

    There are actually two stories involved here.

    The first is "Eggnog, Toilet Paper, & Peace on Earth". It ends with Squirrel Girl running to battle Thanos.

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    The second story is "Days of X-Mas Past". Unfortunately, it is never explained how Squirrel Girl defeated Thanos, just that she did.

    squirrel girl vs thanos

    As to how Squirrel Girl might be able to defeat Thanos, one might refer to the answer to the question How did Squirrel Girl defeat Dr Doom? which explains a possible battle strategy (Squirrel Swarming the enemy with extraordinary numbers) and points out the fact that her official power/ability stats are maxed out.

    On the Facebook game **Marvel:Avengers Alliance** one of her power moves is (of course) a squirrel swarm (called Fury Furry).

    I've never once heard from any official source that her victories aren't canon.

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