Marvel Clears Out The Origins Of The Six Infinity Stones And Fans Cannot Get Over It
If you're a fan of Marvel's comics, then you'll know that six Infinity stones were responsible for the events behind Infinity War. These stones have weighed the odds between many lives across the universe that have been lost. Each stone is known to wield a specific power and control one aspect of the Marvel Universe.
They each control Power, Soul, Space, Reality, Mind and Time. Just imagine the sheer force it would bring to the owner when combined! It would surely empower the wielder with God-like abilities, and that could be bad news in the wrong hands.
So, let's delve into the much-anticipated reveal and a bonus on what each stone represents at the end!
Although we've seen these Infinity Stones used in action, Marvel Comics has failed to reveal how exactly they came about, and how they were created. There has been no official confirmation, and with the release of Infinity War #5, the fans finally have some idea on how these magical stones have been created and how they've shaped the future of the entire Marvel Universe.
The only stone that had an origin story of sorts was the Soul Stone, and this was in the mainstream universe. If you remember the backstory of these stones, you'll remember that the Asgardian God of mischief, Loki, decided to explore another universe for his benefit. So this gave us some idea of what was going on with these powerful gems at the time.
If you remember, Loki was seen backstabbing his team of Infinity Watch and then stole all the six Infinity Stones from Gamora in the Soul World in the 5th issue of Infinity War, He then used these stones to travel to the end of time, believing that this is where he could gain access to an unlimited energy source and also become a substantial cosmic entity.
Seriously, it is not surprising how greedy Loki was for power and revenge! So, the trickster then commenced to land on a location called Quarry of Gods, and this is where he made a startling discovery. So, what did he discover?
These powerful Infinity Stones were, in fact, the first batch of their kind. Many of these rocks existed at the end of time, and they had not yet been created, but mined. Yes, they were actually drilled! A group of Celestials were excavating these stones from the Quarry and also seeded them in alternate realities along with various other universes.
So, what did Loki learn? He concluded that the race of Celestials was in fact, Gods of the Marvel Multi-Verse, and they manipulated everything from the start. He then demanded answers, like the spoilt child he was, but this issue ended right before he could get any. The puzzled trickster's last appearance was in the movie Avengers: Infinity War, and we have an official synopsis.
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers team united to battle their most potent enemy yet, the destructive Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plots to use the relics to inflict his twisted will on existence. The fate of the planet and survival itself has never been more doubtful as everything the Avengers team have strived for has led up to this moment.
Let's take a closer look at the individual Infinity Stones
The Mind Stone
The original color of this stone was blue but has now turned yellow in the comics and the MCU. This stone allows the user to excessively enhance their psionic abilities like telepathy and telekinesis. When used in harmony with the Power Stone, you can access all of the minds in existence concurrently.
In the MCU, the stone was hidden inside of Loki’s scepter, which he used to manipulate the minds of people such as Hawkeye and Dr. Erik Selvig. Later on, he used it to bring Vision to life in Age of Ultron. He surely was a manipulative character!
The Reality Stone
Sadly, if you're thinking about using it to change those television channels to your favorite reality sitcom, you're out of luck. This stone was originally yellow in color, and now it's red. The Reality Stone allows its wielder to bend the laws of reality to their will.
In the MCU, it is known as the Aether, which is a liquid that is able to convert matter into dark matter and empower its host. During Age of Ultron, Thor had a vision in which the liquid solidified into the Reality Stone. When the stone is fully charged, it grants control over all of reality as we know it.
The Power Stone
They didn't go wrong with this name! This force to be reconned with gives you incredible amounts of power. It was originally red, and now it's purple in the comics and the MCU. The Power Stone grants the user enhanced physical strength and stamina, which allows them to manipulate energy.
Not only does it grant the wielder extra power, but It also enhances the abilities of the other Infinity Stones. As seen in the MCU, the Power Stone was stored inside the Orb, an artificial containment unit that was discovered by Star-Lord in a temple on the planet Morag. When adequately powered up, it imbues the owner with omnipotence.
The Space Stone
This stone allows its user to bend the fabric of space to their will, thus making interdimensional travel possible by opening gateways between diverse points in the universe. The stone was initially purple and is now blue. It is contained within the Tesseract in the MCU.
This stone was most famously used by Loki to open a portal through which the Chitauri forces invaded New York in 2012’s Avengers. It can also grant the user super speed, and when it is in its most powerful state, it gives the user omnipresence, which is the ability to be everywhere at once.
The Time Stone
This was previously orange and is now a glorious shade of green. The Time Stone is pretty self-explanatory, and it allows the user to shape time by accelerating or reversing its flow. In the MCU, it is housed inside the Eye of Agamotto, which is Doctor Strange’s version of a Millennium Puzzle Piece.
The wielder has the ability to see into the past and the future, as well as travel through time, control people’s aging, and, as we saw what Doctor Strange did to Dormammu, who trapped people in an endless time loop, like some sort of groundhog day. When fully powered up, it grants the owner complete control over the past, present, and future, as well as omniscience.
The Soul Stone
This was initially green in the comics, but is now a captivating orange. When we finally saw The Soul Stone on the big screen in its mesmerizing color, many fans were relieved, and naturally had their theories as to where it could be in the MCU in the past, but we soon found out in the end. At least that seemed to calm a few nerves until a new theory of sorts would arise.
Regardless, this powerful object allows its owner to manipulate the souls of the living and the dead. So, if you really wanted to, you could reanimate your pets or loved ones like in Stephen King's Pet Sematary. Only kidding! That would be a disaster. It also acts as a gateway to a paradisiacal pocket dimension where souls can be trapped. This is arguably the most dangerous of the stones.
In the comics, the Soul Stone is a sentient, and thirsts for more souls. That's somewhat vampiric, don't you think? If you're not careful, you could become possessed and bend to its will. When fully powered up, it grants the user complete control over all living beings in existence.
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