The Black Order is a group of Marvel Comics supervillains who appeared in both Avengers Assemble and Guardians of the Galaxy, and also as the secondary antagonists of the Infinity Saga. They are formed of a group of ruthless aliens that work for Thanos, working as his lieutenants in his quest to conquer and/or destroy the universe. Their members are Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive and Cull Obsidian.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Avengers: Infinity War
In his quest of balancing the universe by eradicating half of all life, Thanos had armies of Chitauri, Sakaarans, Outriders at his command, but he endeavored to build his strength, so he began a plan of adopting orphans from civilizations that he subjugated before killing half of their races. His eldest children were Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, the Zehoberei Gamora and the Luphomoid Nebula. After bringing them into his quest, he trained them in the ways of combat, making deadly warriors out of all of them.
Four of them became unfailingly loyal and devoted to Thanos, using their skills to aid his crusade for the Infinity Stones. All of them had particular sets of abilities that made them formidable and dangerous in their own way. But Gamora and Nebula would eventually resent Thanos; the former having reservations of his goal and the latter of the mistreatment and abuse that was inflicted on her.
- Each member's name references the color black.
- The telekinetic Supergiant was left out of the MCU adaption.