As the biggest event in the MCU finally arrives after 10 years of preparation, fans are being given Avengers: Infinity War. As the Avengers roster has grown immensely since ‘Age of Ultron’, it’s only right that Thanos brings some backup in the form of The Black Order, a mysterious group with a very interesting set of powers.
The black order first appeared in the comic series ‘Infinity’ as Thanos’ Generals; they were sent to Earth as they aimed to locate and obtain the infinity stones as well as his illegitimate son, Thane. In the comic series, they were referred to as the ‘Cull Obsidian’, but for the movie, it has been changed to ‘The Black Order’.
Corvus Glave led the mission to locate Thane on earth before being nearly trapped in killed in amber towards the end of the comic run. Glaive led several missions afterwards before re-forming the Black Order, which followed with him committing ritual suicide as he clashed with Thanos after his return.
Proxima Midnight is a natural born killer. She is blessed with the same powers as her husband, Corvus Glaive, with the addition of her spear which almost never misses. Proxima managed to survive the end of Infinity, before joining Thanos and Glaive in the Cabal, annihilating the multiverse before escaping to the Battleword where she managed to kill a Thor. When the multiverse was restored, Proxima and Thanos teamed up with Hela in an attempt to obtain, Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer.
Black Dwarf (Cull Obsidian in the film) is a warrior with unbreakable skin. This didn’t prove to be the case when he invaded Wakanda when he was defeated in combat before retreating back to Thanos and the rest of the Black Order. As a punishment for his failure, Black Dwarf was expelled from the order.
Ebony Maw uses his words in order to get what he wants like making Dr. Strange summon Shuma Gorath in Harlem. He was the Black Order member who found Thane and talked him into wearing a containment suit to stop his powers from being used. Following on from this, Maw convinced Thane to freeze the remainder of the order in amber, and then the two left them.