In the MCU, we know Mjolnir has magical properties, such as channeling Thor’s power. And also it gave Captain America the power to control lightning.

Also I think Stormbreaker has also the same feature (without Odin’s spell) because it revitalizes Thor when he was about to die. And also Captain America was able to summon it.

Since the gauntlet is made from the same material as Mjolnir and Stormbreaker, Uru metal, is it possible Thanos gained an ability or something from donning the gauntlet? That is perhaps why he was able to defeat the Hulk. Another related question: Can Thanos summon it as well? If not, can Thor or Captain America summon it instead?

  • He was able to defeat Hulk because he is simply as strong or stronger, and Hulk fights like a child whereas Thanos knows martial arts.
    – Adamant
    Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 4:04
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    Titans are very physically powerful creatures. Couple that with the fighting skills Thanos had vs the random pounding the Hulk does, and the victory definitely belongs to the blue-skinned focus-minded warrior. Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 4:17
  • Other than "bling +1"? Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 20:33
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    It allows him to take hot things out of the oven
    – Machavity
    Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 20:59

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The Infinity Gauntlet has no known extra powers, all we see is that is has the power to channel and control all of the Infinity Stones, either together or separately.

Eitri: 300 dwarves lived on this ring. I thought if I did what he asked, they'd be safe. I made what he wanted. A device capable of harnessing the power of the stones. Then he killed everyone anyway. All except me. 'Your life is yours,' he said. 'But your hands are mine alone.'

Avengers: Infinity War

That said as the Infinity Gauntlet is made out of Uru, though I can't remember the reference for this, I think it might just be taken as granted so not necessarily true. That means it is an incredibly strong metal so at the very least it gave him armour. In fact even in its weakened form; two universe level events/Snaps we see it's able to stop Captain Marvel's photon blasts.

Thanos grimaces as his hand with the melted Infinity Gauntlet protects him from Captain Marvel's photon blasts

We also don't see the Infinity Gauntlet being able to be summoned. You have to remember that everything Eitri creates isn't exactly the same. We see 3 weapons that the dwarves have made for the Asgardians and each are slightly different: Gungnir can fire energy blasts but we haven't seen it being summoned and Stormbreaker can summon the Bifrost though Mjolnior couldn't. It's not just about what they're made out of but how they are made and what's added to them afterwards.

So whilst the Infinity Gauntlet might have been able to be summoned we never see it so we can't say that it can be and it likely can't.

I also think it's worth noting that the revitalisation and healing has only been shown in relation to Thor, if I'm remembering correctly. It might be possible that some of those "extra" powers, including channelling his own lightning power, might be specific to Asgardians and their relationship to the "sacred" metal Uru.

Note that the Infinity Gauntlet held no place in the fight between Thanos and Hulk, even though he had the Power Stone at that time. Thanos is simply stronger than Hulk and that is why he won.

I also just want to correct a misconception here, you wrote "And also it gave Captain America the power to control lightning." Mjolnir itself did not give Steve this power; it comes from the enchantment placed upon it by Odin back in Thor.

Odin: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.



According to its maker, its purpose was to harness the power of the stones.

No other power is mentioned or hinted at.

Eitri: I made what he wanted. A device capable of harnessing the power of the stones.

  • Yes that is given we are just speculating the possibilities beside if that is the only purpose. then a tony stark like alien is enough to make one. Since tony made one Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 3:47
  • @worldPeace Tony had help. Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 9:03
  • @PaulD.Waite I think I'd say Tony was the help.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 9:30
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    @TheLethalCarrot: he held Rocket's wrench like a champ. Commented Mar 4, 2021 at 9:46

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