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Why wasn't the Black Widow destroyed by the four Infinity Stones she held in Widow’s Run?

In Avengers Assemble season 2 episode 12, Widow's Run, Natasha holds four Infinity Stones to defeat Dormammu (that series is actually great, btw). How was she able to do that, if only highly powerful ...
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Why doesn't Thor see the Time Stone or the Soul Stone in his dream?

When Thor goes to the pool to re-dream his vision given to him by Wanda Maximoff in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), he sees the Infinity Stones: the Mind Stone, the Power Stone coming out of the ball ...
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How is Vibranium able to deflect the concentrated power of an Infinity Stone?

In Marvel's The Avengers (2012), when Loki is about to kill the old man who stood up to him, Captain America jumps in front and deflects the beam shot from the spear (at about 41:15). We later learn ...
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Did The Decimation avoid previously halved populations? [duplicate]

Prior to and during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the Mad Titan Thanos massacres half of many different populations - including Morag, Xandar, and Asgard. However, when Thanos obtained all six ...
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Why was Ultron able to kill this character so easily?

In What if…? Episode 8, we see an alternate universe where the Avengers failed to steal the cradle from Ultron and, instead of Vision being born, Ultron was successfully able to upload his ...
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Does the Watcher reside in a different Universe in episode 8 of What If...?

Something I have been wondering is whether or not the Watcher in What If...? is in a different Universe or just in a separate dimension. The reason behind this is because of Ultron and the Infinity ...
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How did Thanos get the soul stone in What-If...?

Spoilers for the plot of What if..? episode 8 In the 8th episode of what if...? (What if Ultron won), Thanos comes to earth with all the infinity stones except for the mind stone. Vision then kills ...
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Why were the Infinity Stones powerless in the Time Variance Authority facility?

The Time Variance Authority has lots of Infinity Stones as shown in the first episode. The implication, if memory serves, was that Infinity Stones have no power in the TVA HQ. Why is this? As I ...
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How is the Mind Stone acquired by this character in the first place?

In the first Avengers movie, we find out that Loki has received the Scepter from: Later on in Age of Ultron, it transpires that the Scepter contains, the Mind Stone, one of the Infinity Stones. How ...
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Why did the Avengers not travel back in time to right before the Snap?

After the Avengers acquire time travel, they decide to go back in time and acquire all of the infinity stones. They choose to split up and go to several different places and times to get them. Why not ...
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Is there a specific rule for a socketed Infinity Stone's weapon to be able to unleash the power of the stone?

In MCU, we have seen Infinity Stones attached to a hammer-like rod, a gauntlet, a Stark suit, a Scepter, the Orb, etc. Is there specific material the Stones must be to attached to, to be able to use ...
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What are Thanos's motivations for destroying the Infinity Stones?

Concerning his motivation to destroy the stones, Thanos stated that: The universe required correction. After that, the stones served no purpose beyond temptation. I am wondering who is being tempted ...
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Who was the keeper of the Soul Stone before the Red Skull?

Given that it was only in 1945 that the Red Skull was transported to Vormir via the Space Stone, who was the keeper of the Soul Stone before him? Thanos is at least 1000 years old in the MCU; if he ...
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Can other Infinity Stones be melted into liquid?

For example, we have seen in MCU that the Reality Stone was melted into a red liquid (called the Aether). Is this possible with other Stones as well?
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Can the Soul Stone be acquired by 'sacrificing' Wade Wilson?

As we all know, the acquisition of the Soul Stone requires a sacrifice. Is it by any way possible to acquire it by 'sacrificing' dear old Deadpool? Something like this: :
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Could the Infinity Stones destroyed by Thanos be recreated using the Infinity Stones collected from the past?

In the movie Avengers: Endgame, before the Avengers used the Quantum Realm machine to return each Infinity Stone back to its original timeline, could they have used Tony Stark's Infinity Gauntlet to ...
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Did Thanos use the full power of the Power Stone to punch Captain Marvel in "Avengers: Endgame"?

In Avengers: Endgame, in one of the final scenes, Captain Marvel overpowers Thanos in a hand-to-hand combat. Thanos had to pull the Power Stone out of the Gauntlet, and then punch her with the raw ...
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How does Thanos know how to use the Infinity Stones he only just acquired?

This a question about how he knows how to use each of them and one in particular, the Time Stone. I say the Time Stone, because this is the only Stone we are really given any information on how hard ...
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Are Ego and the Ego Gem related somehow?

I know this is kind of a silly question, but "Ego" and "Ego Gem" are pretty similar.
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Could the Infinity Stones be used to achieve anything? [duplicate]

Thanos’ whole aim was to get the Infinity Stones in order to remove half the living beings in the universe at the snap of a finger, but, is this all the Gauntlet and Stones are able to do. For ...
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How did Thanos destroy the Infinity Stones?

In Avengers: Endgame, we can see Thanos claiming to have destroyed the Stones: NATASHA ROMANONFF: Where are the Stones? THANOS: Gone. Reduced to atoms. BRUCE BANNER: You used them two days ago! ...
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How does time work in "Avengers: Endgame"?

We know thanks to the Ancient One's explanation in Avengers: Endgame that when an Infinity Stone is removed from its own timeline and goes to the past or future, that an alternate reality is created. ...
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Can the Infinity Stones be destroyed?

The way the lore goes; the 6 Infinity Stones were created when the universe itself was created and represent all aspects of life. The Space Stone, Reality Stone, Power Stone, Mind Stone, Time Stone ...
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For all Infinity Stones to be used, did it have to be a snap? Or was that Thanos' choice? [duplicate]

We all know Thanos specifically chose to snap to use all the Infinity Stones to wipe out half the universe. Even everyone else who gets an Infinity Gauntlet seems to have to snap in order to use all ...
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Won't the absence of Infinity Stones affect the main timeline? [duplicate]

As the Ancient One explains to Bruce Banner: The Infinity Stones create what you experience as the flow of time. Remove one stone and that flow splits. She asks Banner to return them to their ...
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Does MCU Infinity Gauntlet with Stones/Gems operate differently than the comic book version?

With respect to the MCU Infinity Gauntlet (IG) coupled with all 6 Infinity Stones, imagine if there was an operations guide or tutorial on how to use it, both the IG and Stones together. Based on my ...
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Could the Infinity Gauntlet be used to make two people fall in love with each other?

I am wondering if there is anything in Marvel comic book canon or in the MCU that says that the Infinity Gauntlet has the power to make someone fall in love with the person wearing the Infinity ...
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Wouldn't reality have been destroyed at the beginning of "Endgame"?

In Avengers: Endgame, when Hulk/Banner met the Ancient One in order to get the Time Stone, she refused, saying that if one Infinity Stone is removed from a time period, it would cause problems. I ...
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Does the Soul Stone always require a sacrifice to work?

Does the mechanics of the Soul Stone always require a sacrifice? In Avengers: Infinity War Red Skull tells Thanos that the Stone requires a sacrifice, a soul for a soul. Would someone who hasn't ...
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What material are Infinity Stones made of?

As for the MCU, the story goes (explained in full in an exposition-heavy scene in Guardians of the Galaxy) that six entities existed before the universe even came into being (try getting your head ...
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Would Ragnarök/Surtur even be capable of destroying the Tesseract?

At the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, after Thanos announces that he is looking for the Tesseract/Space Stone, Thor informs Thanos that the Tesseract was destroyed on Asgard when Surtur carried ...
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What abilities do the Infinity Stones share?

Not to be mistaken with this post. But in Avengers: Infinity War, This closely resembles Vision's ability to pass through objects yet it was not for Thanos had not the Mind Stone. Out of curiosity, I ...
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In Marvel Comics, what material is the Infinity Gauntlet itself made out of?

The Infinity Gauntlet is the way that Thanos and others have wielded the six Infinity Gems. In comics, it looks like this: In the comics universe (not the Marvel Cinematic Universe), what material is ...
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Why didn’t Ego collect the Infinity Stones to make the entire universe like himself?

Ego was alone in ALL of the universe for millions of years as he began to learn without being taught by any older being (that’s odd in itself, but not the question I'd like an answer to at this point ...
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Does Doctor Strange know about the creation/creator of the Infinity Stones?

Who created the Infinity Stones/how did they come into existence? Doctor Strange has the Time Stone, so does he know about it? Also does he know about all of the Infinity Stones that exist?
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What happens to Red Skull after Thanos gets the Soul Stone?

Presumably, the massive sacrificial altar and a guide like the Red Skull is no longer needed once someone obtains the Soul Stone. So what happens to the Red Skull?
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Can Someone Explain the Continuity and Death Infinity Stones Recently Introduced?

I was doing some internet surfing the other day, and realized that there are now 8 Infinity Stones (I think they're called Infinity Gems in the comics): Power, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, Time, Death, ...
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What powers does each Infinity Stone impart?

In Infinity War, we see Thanos wielding the Infinity Stones with the Infinity Gauntlet. His powers seem to expand as he obtains more Stones Furthermore there are examples of other characters using ...
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How can Scarlet Witch hold off Thanos?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Scarlet Witch is forced to While she is in the process of doing that, Thanos attacks her, wielding a gauntlet with five of the six Infinity Stones. Somehow, she is able to ...
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Why did Dr. Strange give the Time Stone to Thanos?

In Infinity War, Dr. Strange flat out says to Tony Stark and Peter Parker: Yet, when it comes down to it: Why did Dr. Strange so willingly give up the Time Stone he very explicitly stated he had ...
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What powers does the Soul Gem have?

The Soul Gem has been an enigma for almost all of the history of the MCU. It's barely even been mentioned, much less seen, until it finally made an appearance in Infinity War. However, since it was ...
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Does it matter in which space the Stones are placed?

In Avengers: Infinity War I realize the MCU and comics are different but in the comics is it important which Stone goes in which slot and the order they are placed there?
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How does Thanos know what size slot is needed to hold each Infinity Stone?

As we see in Avengers: Infinity War, not only does Thanos have the gauntlet but However... how did he know what was needed to house the stones? I am not too bothered by "a mystical item forged by ...
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Do the other infinity stones 'melt people' like the Power stone?

In Guardians of the Galaxy we see that the power stone has the tendency to fry people when they hold it too long, unless it's attached to something. In most of the interactions of the other stones, ...
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The test to aquire the Infinity Stone

In Avengers: Infinity War we see the requires a test be completed. The other stones are already claimed by various parties, but were they originally hidden behind similar tests? If not, do we know ...
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What makes Earth special in the MCU?

Especially in light of the events in and leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, where we know that in the very least two Infinity Stones are on Earth and one was on Earth in the past, and the fact that ...
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How did Thanos (or anyone) know the Infinity Stones would give him this power?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos wants the Infinity Gems because At least a few other characters know about this, and also that his plan is to do exactly that. Although having all six gems ...
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Why did Thanos choose the mechanism that he did?

Thanos' stated motivation in Avengers: Infinity War is to solve the problems of scarcity and overpopulation, by which he needs all of the Infinity Stones to do. However, the Reality Gem allows him to ...
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How did Thor in Infinity War know that the Time Stone was with the Avengers?

In Infinity War, Thor tells the Guardians of the Galaxy that the Time and Mind Stones are safe on earth, they’re with the Avengers. The Mind Stone is OK (it’s part of Vision, after the events of ...
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Is the infinity gauntlet less powerful than each individual stone?

In Infinity War (have NOT seen it) Thanos is more than likely to get ALL the Infinity Stones (maybe not all at once) but still ALL of them. Anyway. Could you say that it is much worse than the rest of ...
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