Quote:Doom with all that power can't take down an IG wielding Black Panther or a Phoenix powered Cyclops without effort.
He requested help from Maestro, Goblyn Queen etc, where Thanos was beating down high end cosmics and just willing half of the universe dead.
No telepathy, precognition feats etc.
Isn't your example of what Thanos was doing with the Gauntlet pointing out that taking down an Infinite Gauntlet wielder is going to be difficult no matter what? When Adam Warlock had the Infinity Gauntlet, he made a point that it was going to be difficult for even the Living Tribunal to take it away from him. It took three Beyonders to down the Living Tribunal. I don't know the power of how many Beyonders that Doom/Molecule Man had and I think the comic left that vague on purpose, but it just points to how potent the Infinite Gauntlet and the Phoenix Force are.
Yeah, there may be some mileage in that. The IG has been through a lot of power downs (that horrible showing where it was on a par with a GL battery in JLAvengers, the fact that it is not multiversal, superseded by the Heart of the Universe etc).
With the movies, maybe it will finally come back to what it was before.