In Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Quill is able to hold on to an infinity stone for quite a long time because of his celestial father

My question comes from the fact that in the second movie

He loses all his celestial power with his father's death

Would he still be able to hold on to an infinity stone?

  • For those who want to close this question, I would argue that I was asking about something specific that was not necessarily covered in the other question. Jun 24, 2017 at 19:08
  • You could probably argue that. Personally, if the premise of your question is "Peter could hold an Infinity Stone because he's a Celestial." then I think the answer to "Is Peter still a Celestial after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy?" also covers that. Jun 24, 2017 at 19:51

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Star Lord, aka Peter Quill didn't have the benefit of any "celestial power." He had the benefit of advanced genetic tampering by a being of significant technological capacity.enter image description here

In essence, he was able to hold the Power Stone because he was the product of genetic engineering, not because he was channeling any "celestial power." He wasn't aware of his genetic capacities when he grabbed the stone the first time, and any manipulation of its power was purely instinctive.

It is likely the capacity to manipulate that power is still inherent within his genome, because the ability didn't depend on him knowing anything about his heritage or Ego or anything else.

His ability to manipulate energies on Ego's world was strictly because he was shown he could by Ego. Those are likely the only energies he will freely be able to manipulate because Ego created him for that specific purpose.

He will likely remain exactly as compatible with the Infinity Stone technology as he was before. He may remember how he manipulated the energy of Ego's world giving him the chance to not die should he touch the Power Stone again. How other stones will respond to him (should he get the chance to touch them) is anyone's guess.

  • Given that Peter was the only one of Ego's children who was able to survive using Ego's power, it reinforces that there was some characteristic in his genome that would allow him to wield such powerful items as the Power Stones, independent of having Ego's power.
    – Jane S
    Jun 24, 2017 at 22:01