Fans stood up for Thanos.
Thanos might be a homicidal monster but he's no sociopath according to Marvel fans. Netflix premiered Avengers: Infinity War on their streaming service in December. The film was the highest grossing movie worldwide in 2018, so there were millions of subscribers that were excited when the movie joined the Netflix catalog. At first, hundreds of users complained about not being able to find the film. That was just the first hiccup that Netflix had to correct. Shortly after the streaming giant fixed that issue, fans online began to voice their displeasure with the film's synopsis. At the time it read: "Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe."
Fans took issue with Thanos being called a sociopath. A sociopath is someone who lacks a conscience, and puts their own desires over the well being of others. Sociopaths are considered selfish, cruel, and unable to form deep emotional connections. Thanos' story in the film proves otherwise. His mission to wipe out half of all life is based in a twisted version of love. Thanos thinks he's saving life, so his motives are not based on a selfish act. His relationship with Gamora, and the pain he exhibits after killing her to get the Soul Stone, also proves that's he's able to form deep emotional connections. Netflix recently changed the synopsis of the film, although not all users can see the update. The description now reads: "Invader. Annihilator. So-called savior. As Thanos moves closer to omnipotence, the fate of the universe rests with the Avengers."