Questions tagged [infinity-stones]

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Is Aether really an Infinity Stone?

Everyone (media, fans) calls Aether an Infinity Stone. It has become common now. But, look at these: In Thor: The Dark World, Odin says: Their leader, Malekith, made a weapon out of that darkness and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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In the MCU, who created the technology surrounding the Infinity Stones?

In the MCU, each of the Infinity Stones encountered so far has been "wrapped" in a technology that seems to tap into one or more abilities of the stone, or dampen them. But who exactly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What would happen if a mortal possessed all 6 Infinity Stones?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe we know that no regular mortal can use the Infinity Stones and survive. This is indicated in Guardians of the Galaxy and was discussed here. Wikipedia states however, ...
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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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If the Infinity Gems are so powerful, why can't anyone find them?

I have often marveled (pardon the pun) about how objects that have such amazing powers like the Infinity Gems individually and collectively manage to evade being found by people with cosmic awareness, ...
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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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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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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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Who owns the Infinity Stones and where did they come from?

Given that the Infinity Stones are just lying around before they have been found and kept away, who originally created and owns them? Is there any MCU or comics answer?
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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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Do the Infinity Stones have unlimited power?

The infinity stones are extremely powerful in each of their respective specialties, but is there a limit to the amount of power contained within? Assuming a stone isn't destroyed (if that itself is ...
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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 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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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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Which Infinity Stones have we seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Currently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is setting up Thanos for later films, a mad Titan who is supremely powerful thanks to the Infinity Gauntlet, a device worn on the hand that is powered by 6 ...
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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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What is the list of comics series about Thanos (Marvel Comics) and the Infinity Gauntlet?

I just remembered about my childhood comics and remembered The Infinity series involving Thanos in the 90's. After a quick search I found out that the series continued well after I stopped collecting ...
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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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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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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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Who is guarding the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's chamber?

In Thor, Odin’s Trophy Room (which includes an Infinity Gauntlet) is guarded by the Destroyer, which is later destroyed by Thor. Considering the importance of the Gauntlet and other relics in this ...
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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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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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How did HYDRA get hold of Loki's scepter?

The last time saw Loki's scepter (before it was shown in the post-credits scene of Winter Soldier), all the Avengers were standing around a defeated Loki and Black Widow was holding it. Is it implied ...
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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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Is "Infinity Stones making the name of Thanos" true?

I am listening to rumors (or, facts?) these days that Infinity Stones discovered in the MCU are making the name Thanos: T: Tesseract (Captain America, Avengers) H: ? A: Aether (Thor 2) N: ? O:...
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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 ...