With the official trailer for Avengers Infinity War set to drop in the next couple of months I figured I’d write about one of the most important aspects of the MCU which is the Infinity Gauntlet. We have been building up to this for several years now and it will soon come to fruition next summer. The Infinity Gauntlet is made up of individual stones that have featured in the MCU from the first Captain America: The First Avenger movie to the latest one in Doctor Strange. With Thanos set to complete the Infinity Gauntlet I would like to provide information on all of the Infinity Stones such as where they are, their purpose and their power. After all Thanos with the completed Infinity Gauntlet could spell the end for the MCU as we know it.
Space stone (Blue)
The Space stone is one you may be the most familiar with (also known as the ‘Tesseract’) which was at the centre of the Avengers Assemble film. Given to Loki by Thanos himself he was tasked to invade earth with this stone that allowed him to teleport anywhere and create wormholes for the Chitauri army to invade earth. Not only has Loki used the Space stone the Red Skull has developed weapons for HYDRA as we saw in the Captain America film. The last time we saw the Space Stone it was being taken back to Asgard along with Loki by Thor at the end of Avengers Assemble.
Mind Stone (Yellow)
Again very similar to the Space Stone the Mind Stone was actually located inside Loki’s sceptre which was further explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Mind Stone is what allowed Loki take over people’s minds and make them follow his instructions as we saw with Hawkeye. Later the Mind Stone fell into the hands of HYDRA as we saw at the end of Captain America: Winter Soldier who used it to develop the powers for the likes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. What makes the Mind Stone arguably the most interesting for fans is that it was used to help create Vision which is currently in the centre of his head. For Thanos to obtain the Mind stone surely it would mean that Vision’s life would be lost in the process.
Reality Stone (Red)
The Reality Stone was introduced to us early on in Thor: The Dark World which also goes by the name Aether. Although when we saw the Reality Stone it was in its liquid form it still counts as an Infinity stone. What we do know about the stone is that it had the power if used correctly to destroy Asgard as we saw from the movie. The stone currently sits in The Collector’s museum who will certainly be getting a visit from Thanos sometime soon.
Power Stone (Purple)
The Power Stone featured heavily in the Guardians of the Galaxy film as it was at the centre of its plot. First in the possession of Star Lord who obtained it in the temple was looking to cash in on the foreign object without knowing its full potential. Now with a little bit of knowledge given to us by The Collector we know that this stone has the power to destroy planets such as Xander. It gives the holder of the stone the a level of power they never able to reach before. So it was crucial that Ronin didn’t get his hands on this stone it let alone Thanos as he wanted to destroy Xander which he would have accomplished with ease. By the end of the film now knowing the true power of the stone it was give to the Nova Prime to lock in a vault to make sure it was in safe hands.
Time Stone (Green)
The Time Stone also known as the Eye of Agamotto is the stone we have been most recently introduced to in last year’s Doctor Strange. The Time Stone has been around for centuries and now finally has someone with the right skill and knowledge to use it and its owner is Stephen Strange. This stone allows its owner to control one of the most important aspects of life which is time. As we saw in Doctor Strange the person in control of the stone can manipulate time by stopping it, reversing time and even creating a time loop. The Eye of Agamotto currently is in the possession of Doctor Strange and is sometimes worn around his neck. Given it’s great abilities how important could stone be? Could it be used to bring people back to life? or replay specific events?
Soul Stone (Orange)
The Soul stone is one that may not be too familiar with the average comic book fan mainly because it’s current whereabouts in the MCU is unknown. Kevin Feige recently when questioned if the Soul Stone will be used claimed “Sometime in Phase Three, for sure. There’s a Gauntlet that needs to be filled.” This stone arguably is one of the most powerful ones as stated by its name it gives you control over souls. Not just over the souls of people that are alive but also dead too. To sum it up this stone allows its host to control all types of life in the universe. It would be interesting to see if this stone could be used to bring any characters back to life.
Second Infinity Gauntlet?
Update: After watching Thor: Ragnarok this second gauntlet it proven to be a fake*
Yes, there is a second Infinity Gauntlet that exists if you didn’t know! It appeared in Thor: The Dark World blink and you miss it literally. All that we know about this second Gauntlet is that it was located in Odin’s vault and it’s for the right hand. Could this Infinity Gauntlet eventually be used by one of the Avengers? I could totally see Tony Stark somehow getting his hands on this. It’s highly unlikely that we will see Thanos control two Infinity Gauntlets at the same time that would be over the top. Also if you notice one of the most interesting aspects of this second Infinity Gauntlet is that all the stones are there already.
Let me know what you think about the Infinity Stones down below? Do the Avengers even stand a chance once Thanos in possession of all of the Infinity Stones?