Are you ready for Avengers 3? If so you’ll need to know more about the Infinity Stones & Gauntlet and we’ve got you covered here…
Here’s a quick guidance to Marvel’s Infinity Stones & Infinity Gauntlet in The Marvel Cinematic Universe.
By now most of us know a little bit about the Infinity Stones and the Infinity Gauntlet, and we’ve got a glimpse of both in the recent Phase 1 & 2 Marvel movies. But the question is what are they, and what does this mean for the future of Marvel Movies?
Lets start off by defining them.
The Infinity Stones(Gems) are six immensely powerful objects tied to different aspects of the universe, created by the Cosmic Entities. Each of the stones possesses unique capabilities that have been enhanced and altered by various alien civilizations through the millennia.
Only beings of immense power can wield the stones, such as when the Celestials used the Orb to pass judgement on entire planets. Lesser beings are usually unable to grasp the full power of the stones and are destroyed by them when direct contact is made, such as the illness of Jane Foster when exposed to the Aether, the disappearance of Red Skull by the Tesseract, and the incineration of Carina by the Orb.
These were first introduced in the Marvel comics back in the 70’s, they are considered the most indestructible and most powerful artifacts in the Marvel Universe. In the comics they are known as Gems but in Marvel movies they are referred to as “Stones”.
The Infinity Gems (Stones) comprise of six, which are;
- Mind (Blue)
- Power (Red)
- Reality (Yellow)
- Soul (Green)
- Space (Purple)
- Time (Orange)
The Tesseract (Space Stone)
It made it first appearance in; “Captain America:The First Avenger, Avengers and Thor.”
The Tesseract is named for its cube-like appearance and is capable of providing instant access to any location throughout the universe if used correctly.
It was first discovered by the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) in Captain America:First Avenger during the World War 2. The stone was too powerful for the Red Skull to handle that it teleported him to an unknown location in the galaxy. It was then moved to Earth and was dug up by Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and given to S.H.I.E.L.D. It stayed with them until Loki returned to Earth in 2012 with his mind-controlling scepter in the first “Avengers” film. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who unknowingly replicated an element in the Tesseract for his arc reactor chest piece that made him immune to the scepter’s powers. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) then returned both the Tesseract and his brother Loki to Asgard where, presumably, it’s still located. However, at the end of “Thor 2: The Dark World” it is revealed that Loki is secretly ruling the kingdom, meaning the first Infinity Stone is far from safe.
The Scepter (Mind Stone)
Made its first appearance in; “Avengers, Captain America:Winter Soldier and Avengers:Age of Ultron.”
The Scepter was a weapon that utilized the yellow Mind Stone housed inside a blue computer module, which also masked the stone’s presence.
Was first used by Loki to control and destroy the humans with in the first Avengers film. It was then later stolen at the end of the Avengers film by Hydra, and we saw it again at the end of Captain America:Winter Soldier. In 2015’s Avengers sequel, we saw Ultron unlock it which revealed the Mind stone inside the Scepter, where he wanted to create a better version of himself, but that failed as the Avengers managed to Upload Jarvis into the body which later came to be known as The Vision (Paul Bettany). Last we saw the stone (Mind Stone) on Vision forehead.
The Orb (Power Stone)
It first made an appearance in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
We saw at the beginning of the film Star Lord (Chris Pratt) steal an oval like space object which he had first thought was a treasure and would make him money, but later to discover it was a powerful object of mass destruction if it fell in the wrong hands.
It was then sought by Thanos, who tasked Ronan the Accuser to acquire it from the dead planet of Morag, in exchange for destroying Xandar. Star-Lord acquired the stone instead and was prepared to give it to Taneleer Tivan with Gamora until its destructive power was unleashed at Knowhere. Soon after, Ronan obtained it and harnessed its energy with the intent of destroying all life on Xandar and killing Thanos. Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy were able to take the stone from Ronan and collectively harness its power to destroy him. They then gave the stone to Nova Prime Irani Rael for safe-keeping on Xandar.
Aether (Reality Stone)
First appearance in “Thor:The Dark World.”
The Aether appears as a dark, red, viscous liquid, unlike the other Infinity Stone containment units that appear solid.
The Aether acts like a symbiotic force capable of being absorbed into the body of a living host, granting that person immense strength, power, and seemingly unlimited capabilities. Malekith planned to use the Aether’s reality bending abilities to cover all Nine Realms in darkness; however, he was stopped by Thor and Jane Foster. Only two people, Jane Foster and Malekith, are known to have been hosts for the Aether, but circumstances prevented the full extent of the Aether’s potential from being explored. It is later shown that the Aether is actually an Infinity Stone contained in liquid form, and in Thor’s vision this liquid solidifies into the red Reality Stone. The Collector’s Collection was destroyed by the Orb in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” So, for all intents and purposes, the Stone’s location is pretty much unknown.
For now, this two stones haven’t been introduced yet in the MCU, as for all we know, we may get to see one of this stones get introduced in next years Doctor Strange film which will be later in November, and the other might be introduced between the films which include; Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor:Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Infinity War Part 1 & 2.
In The Comics the Soul Stone is kind of like the Mind Stone turned up a few hundred degrees. The holder of the stone can not only manipulate both living and deal souls, but can actually be used to steal the abilities of gifted individuals.
Time Stone (First Appearance Doctor Strange, 2016)
It has control over all time past, present, and future.
An order of sorcerers has operated on Earth for millennia, tapping into the multiple dimensions and the near-infinite flow of energies throughout the multiverse in order to perform what ordinary humans think of as magic. The head of this organization, called the Sorcerer Supreme, leads his or her brothers and sisters in defending the planet from the various “mystic” dangers of the cosmos in much the same way that the Avengers defend against physical threats.
The first of these Sorcerers Supreme created a pendant known as the Eye of Agamotto in order to insert the green Time Stone inside of it, presumably to hide it from external threats just as much from his own followers, who could cause irreparable damage to the space-time continuum if they used the magical item without the proper instruction or supervision.
THE INFINITY GAUNTLET.
What is it?
Infinity Gauntlets were items used for channeling the power of the Infinity Stones. Two Gauntlets are currently known – one is in Odin’s Vault, which is right-handed, and the other, which is left-handed, is in Thanos’s possession.
Now when Thanos completes to collect all the Infinity stones, he will put them together in the Infinity Gauntlet, which will then lead to Avengers:Infinity War Part 1 & 2 where the Avengers battle it out with the Mad Titan.
We first got a look at the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin’s Vault in Thor movie, which you can see below;
With now Thanos having one of the Gauntlets, which we saw him retrieve from a space-locker of sorts in the Mid Credits scene for Avengers:Age of Ultron. He has one Gauntlet remaining to retrieve which is the one in Odins Vault.
Lets dig in into comic history on the Gauntlet;
The Infinity Gauntlet was designed to hold six of the ‘soul gems’, better known as the Infinity Gems. When used in combination their already impressive powers make the wearer able to do anything he/she wants. It was gathered by the mad Titan Thanos as he took the gems from the Elders of the Universe that had originally carried them. Adam Warlock later held the gauntlet, but the Living Tribunal declared that the gems were too dangerous to use together. However, Thanos’ later machinations eventually led to Living Tribunal rescinding this restriction.
Back to the 2 Gauntlets, In this universe, there are two Infinity Gauntlets, one Gauntlet that contains replicas of the Infinity Stones is in Odin’s Vault, and was guarded by the Destroyer. The second Gauntlet was guarded at an unknown location, from where Thanos took it, deciding to search for the Infinity Stones himself.
What power does the Infinity Stones have?
- Space Gem: Limitless manipulation of space, allowing for teleportation, dimensional manipulation, creation of wormholes, etc.
- Soul Gem: Limitless manipulation of souls both alive and dead also has shown to be able to evolve or devolve a beings physical self as well as their mental capacities.
- Reality Gem: Locally or universally alters the natural laws of the universe to the wielders will.
- Power Gem: Controls all of the power in the universe. It can be used to augment or inhibit any force.
- Mind Gem: Taps the user into the universal consciousness, allowing for unlimited manipulation of psionic powers including telepathy and telekinesis.
The only known beings with power exceeding that of the Gauntlet are the Living Tribunal and the One-Above-All. The other thing the Infinity Gauntlet can’t do is work outside the Universe it comes from. The Gauntlet from 616 will only work in the 616 universe so on and so forth. It is not powerful enough to destroy the space time continuum by itself and is also incapable of being used to destroy itself.
It should also be noted that the Infinity Gauntlet is limited to strictly universal power. The instance where the Infinity Gauntlet blocked the Ultimate Nullifier was before the latter had a multiversal showing. In all of its other instances, the Ultimate Nullifier was limited to strictly universal scale.
In the comics, there was only one Infinity Gauntlet, rather than two. When holding the Infinity Gems, the Infinity Gauntlet grants the bearer infinite powers when used within the universe of its origin.
The stones shown in the Gauntlet in Odin’s Vault are fakes created by Asgardians to show how the item is supposed to look which you can spot above, as Volstagg explained that the only Infinity Stone Asgard has in its possession is the Tesseract.
The other fun thing is that, the Infinity Stones seem to spelling out T.H.A.N.O.S
T—-For Tesseract (Space Gem)
S—-Unknown (Soul Gem)
A—-For Aether (Reality Gem)
N—-Unknown (Time Gem)
O—-For Orb (Power Gem)
S—-For Scepter (Mind Gem)
As for now, enjoy those details i have put up together for you all, share with your friends. In casese I’ve missed out on anything, hit me up in the comments sections.
Funny thing is that i found an Image on the Web while looking for more information on this that, you should check out
We have all the information we need here on the image above, but what I don’t understand is how the Soul Stone and the Time Stone got discovered by this guy since they haven’t been introduced in the MCU. Rocket Raccoon has an Infinity Stone? Well im not sure about that, Yaka Arrow? I’m not even sure how that got there. But what i heard is that Heimdall might be hiding one of the stones, but we’ll find out soon enough in some of Phase 3 Marvel Movies.
Watch this Video From Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray on Infinity Stones.
What do you think of this list? Did i miss anything out? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers:Infinity War Part 1 & 2 Will hit theaters in 2018 & 2019 respectively.