What would your Thanos snapshot be

Does Thanos' plan apply to higher order beings?

Based on the precedent of the comics, he doesn't have the power to erase the truly cosmic entities - not that any of them have been or will be seen in the films.

Part of the problem is that while there are any number of beings with cosmic or universal power in the Marvel Universe, only a few of the relatively weaker ones have been explicitly featured in the films.

Dormammu is incredibly powerful, but he is nothing compared to beings like the In-Betweener or the Living Tribunal. It would be an argument as to whether the Celestials are more powerful than a glove-propelled Thanos, but it would be close. The Watchers are very powerful in the comics, but other than a cameo we don't have any hard data about them in the MCU.

The truly cosmic beings have joined the various battles against Thanos in the comics, but I don't remember any of them being destroyed or captured by him (corrections accepted). If we use that as a standard, it suggests that he doesn't have the power to erase them in the cinematic universe as well.

I suspect they are not used in the film, so the question remains unanswered. It would take too long to explain who they are, let alone want to see the heroes win, not a literal one Deus ex machina, where some are totally new beings come in and save the day.

Valorum

There's no good indication, but there's no reason to assume that Thanos' 'Snapshot' isn't in everyone Life form worked in the universe.

VBartilucci

I based my guess on the comics, which seemed like a good start. The hypothesis is that Thanos can only influence being who he is more powerful than. Ants, trees, accountants would all be subject to his power, while the cosmic beings of the "upper level" would not. He is certainly equal to some of them and their power and can stand with them from head to toe in a fight and defeat you, possibly even kill you, but not so powerful that he could wish for you in the cornfield.

enumaris

"It would be an argument as to whether the Celestials are more powerful than a glove-propelled Thanos, but it would be near." When we refer to comics, in my opinion, some Celestials joined the attempt to fight Thanos (with all 6 stones) and were defeated - along with beings like Galactus and Eternity. It wasn't close.