Each Hero and Villain has a Damage capacity (amount of Damage Counters they can have before being defeated), as indicated on the right side of their card.

Heroes are damaged in one of two ways:

- One counter is added to ALL Heroes in the same sector as Thanos after resolving the Thanos die (this includes Heroes on the active player’s team IF their Team Deployment Token is in the sector with Thanos).

- Some Villain abilities will add Damage Counters to Heroes.

When adding counters to an Asset (Hero or Villain), place them on empty DAMAGE spaces on the right side of the card.

At the END OF EACH TURN, if Damage Counters on a card are equal to the number of spaces it has, that Asset is defeated (discarded and out of the game).