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"Sire, the file appears entangled. It was a memory, but not hers. There's another consciousness sharing her network... another Nebula."
―Ebony Maw to Thanos[src]

Ebony Maw was a member of the Black Order and an adoptive son of Thanos.


Learning of Another Timeline

"There's another consciousness sharing her network. Another Nebula."
"This duplicate carries a time stamp, from nine years in the future."
―Ebony Maw and Thanos[src]

In an alternate 2014, Nebula overloaded due to sharing the same cerebral network with her future self, who had traveled back in time. After Nebula was taken aboard the Sanctuary II on orders from Thanos, she was examined by Ebony Maw. Maw quickly remarked that Nebula's files were entangled, with memories that were not hers.

Maw orderly checks Nebula's memory files

Maw concluded that there was another Nebula in their timeline, and discovered her time stamp to be from nine years into the future. Maw revealed that Nebula's future self was on Morag. Thanos then asked Maw to access the duplicate's memories, and search them for the locations of the Infinity Stones. When the memories began to play, Thanos ordered Maw to freeze an image, revealing Nebula and the Avengers planning the Time Heist.

Maw continues to play more of Nebula's files

Demanding to see everything in the duplicate's mind, Thanos had Maw continue to play the memories, eventually reaching the day the Avengers confronted a weakened Thanos after he had succeeded in uniting the six Infinity Stones snapping his fingers. As the 2014 Thanos revealed in the fact that he was destined to succeed, Maw remarked that this was his future. However, the memory then showed Thanos' death at the hands of Thor.

Maw attempts to kill Nebula for her betrayal

Maw insisted to Thanos that his daughter was a traitor, and fashioned a chain around her neck to kill her, as Nebula desperately confessed it wasn't her. Thanos decided to spare her, hoping to find another use for her. As the future Nebula remained trapped in 2014 due to her overload, Thanos captured her and decided to time travel to the future.[1] Maw helped Thanos to reverse-engineer and mass-produce Pym Particles, thus allowing Thanos to bring the Black Order and his enormous armies to the future in order to get all six Infinity Stones.[2]

Battle of Earth

Maw and the Black Order invade planet Earth

"Where's Nebula?"
"She's not responding."
Thanos, Corvus Glaive, and Ebony Maw[src]

Upon arriving in the main universe, alternate Thanos summoned his forces down from the Sanctuary II, including Maw. Maw stood on the ruins of the Avengers Compound alongside the Black Order and soon charged into battle.

Maw attempts to steal the Nano Gauntlet from Black Panther

Maw fought in the battle, but paused upon seeing Clint Barton with the Nano Gauntlet, complete with all six Infinity Stones. Maw alerted Thanos to Barton’s presence and instructed a horde of Outriders to charge him. However, Barton was saved by T'Challa, who took the Gauntlet. Maw then intervened and telekinetically restrained T'Challa from the concrete above ground, and nearly took the Gauntlet from him, only for Peter Parker to take it from his reach, much to his anger.

Maw is killed as a result of Iron Man's actions

The battle ended when Tony Stark used the Stones to wipe alternate Thanos and his army out of existence. As a result, Maw then disintegrated into dust.[1]


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Powers and Abilities


  • Telekinesis: Maw was able to move and otherwise manipulate inanimate objects to his will to an immense degree. During the Battle of Earth, Maw used his powers to attempt to get the Nano Gauntlet from Black Panther. This also caused a tornado of rubble around him to rise as well, and he was able to use more rubble to form a rock fist around Black Panther in order to get the Nano Gauntlet.
    • Levitation: Maw could use his telekinesis to levitate, occasionally using this skill as a means of transportation.
  • Magic: Maw is adept in magic. He used this ability to help Thanos reverse-engineer and mass-produce Pym Particles, thus allowing Thanos to bring the Black Order and his enormous armies to the future in order to get all six Infinity Stones.[2]


  • Expert Tactician: To be added


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  • Ebony Maw is the only member of the Black Order whose 2014 and 2018 versions were killed by the same person (Iron Man).

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