11 Omnipotent Artifacts That Already Showed Up In MCU
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the hottest movie franchise nowadays, and all the movies have something for everyone in the audience, but one of the best things is the weapons featured in the original comic books. Some of them were made up by the creators, and others come mythology. Let’s take a look at these fascinating instruments.
1. Bifröst Sword
Its real name is Hofund and was created by the Dwarves of Nidavellir. The sword was enchanted by Odin and is wielded by Heimdall, one of the chosen warriors tasked to protect the Rainbow Bridge Bifrost. Hofund also has the power to command comic forces and disguise Heimdall as mortal when he’s in Midgard.
The sword has appeared on all three Thor movies as the key to the Bifrost. In Ragnarok, Heimdall steals Hofund to prevent Hela from reaching Midgard, and she ruins Asgard. The sword was destroyed by Thanos when he invaded the Asgardian ship.
2. The Destroyer
It’s an armor created by Odin that could store the power of many Gods to battle the Celestials. Forged from a stronger metal than Uru, Odin charmed it to make it even tougher. Loki tried to use it once to end Asgard, but the weapon doesn’t care who it damages, and Odin had to be woken to stop it.
In the movies, it was used to guard the Weapon’s Vault of Asgard and obeys the ruler of the city who can wield Gungnir, no matter who it is at the time. When Loki took charge of Asgard, he sent the Destroyer to Earth to kill Thor.
3. Yaka Arrows
This arm was created by the Centaurians from Yaka, an element in their planet Centauri-IV. This arrow can change directions when Centaurians produce a high-octave whistle. Yondu Udonta is one of the best arrow wielders, able to make it return to his hands and weave through crowds.
It makes an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in both ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and a bonus scene from ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ Yondu uses it throughout both movies to fight against the Guardians because Star-lord betrayed him.
4. Captain America’s Shield
It was created by Dr. Myron Maclain, who was trying to make an everlasting alloy similar to Adamantine like the one from Hercules’ Golden Mac. The doctor fell asleep after working too much, and something caused the metals to bond including Vibranium.
The shield has made an appearance in almost every film where Captain American appears as well as in the television and the web series. It was first seen on ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2’ as a replica, and then it appeared on ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’
5. Infinity Gauntlet
This glove was designed by Thanos who took all the soul gems from the Elders of the Universe that had to protect them. Presumably, the holder of all the stones could do whatever he wanted. In the comic books, Adam Warlock also held the gauntlet.
It appeared for the first time in the post-credit scenes of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and was seen again during ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ It was used by Thanos to harness the power of all the infinity stones, but in the final scenes, it appears to have been burnt.
6. Loki’s Scepter
In the movies, the Scepter made an appearance in ‘The Avengers.’ It was a gift from Thanos to Loki containing the Mind Stone. Loki invaded Earth using it, but the staff was taken by S.H.I.E.L.D and then stolen by HYDRA.
Much like the movies, in the Earth-199999 universe, Loki is gifted the scepter by Thanos and goes to Earth to seek more information on the Tesseract by controlling Erik Selvig. They activated some of its powers later on.
7. Iron Man Suit
There are many versions of the Iron Man suit in the comic books – many models updated through time, with different abilities according to what Tony needed at the time. In the movies, the suits have changed much in the same manner, and also when CGI technology permits it.
In the latest installment of ‘Avengers,’ we can see that Tony carries his suit all the time as it was installed in his chest permanently. He just needs to tap, and then suit starts appearing, slowly covering his whole body. The current A.I. is called F.R.I.D.A.Y.
The God Tempest, a cosmic storm, was approaching Asgard many years ago, and Odin had to fight against it. When the storm weakened, Odin trapped in a piece of Uru, a gift from the Dwarves of Nidavellir. Odin ordered them to forge this weapon.
‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ In the movies, Mjolnir first appeared in the post-credits scene of ‘Iron Man 2’ and then fully in ‘Thor.’ It was destroyed by Hela in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’
9. Spidey Suit by Tony
Spiderman has had several different suits in the comic books just like Iron Man. However, the one made by Tony was designed for the new Spiderman movies, so it doesn’t appear in the comics. The new Peter Parker was recruited by Stark to help during ‘Captain America: Civil War.’
The suit later appeared in ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ and in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is got a significant upgrade as Tony declared Peter an official Avenger and the suit had spider legs too. The sequel to Spiderman will be released next year.
In the comic books, Stormbreaker was created after a fight between Thor and Beta Ray Bill at Skartheim. Beta Ray Bill felt guilty and wanted to give Thor back Mjolnir, so Odin made the Dwarves of Nidavellir make a new hammer from Uru.
In the movies, the weapon was created in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ as Thor had been left without Mjolnir during ‘Ragnarok.’ He went to Nidavellir and with the help of Rocket and teen Groot as well as the giant dwarf Eitri.
11. The staff of the Living Tribunal
The Living Tribunal is an unseen creature that maintains the balance in every reality in the Marvel Comics Multiverse. He’s mostly the judge. The staff first made an appearance in the digital comics preluding the ‘Doctor Strange’ film.
Though its creation is still unclear, the staff is used by Karl Mordo in the movies. The weapon can control magic more potent than any sorcerer is capable of supporting. It throws amber-colored energy when used in battle.
It’s incredible how the comic books and the films differ in their use of the same weapon, but that makes this universe even more interesting for all viewers. Which weapon is your favorite and why? If you liked this article, share it with your friends. See you next time!