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The Infinity Gems, originally referred to as Soul Gems and later referred to as Infinity Stones, are six immensely powerful fictional gems appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Whoever holds all six Gems and uses them in concert gains omnipotence and omniscience. The six primary Gems are the Mind Gem, the Soul Gem, the Space Gem, the Power Gem, the Time Gem and the Reality Gem, and in later storylines, crossovers and other media, a seventh Infinity Gem (Ego or Rhythm) is sometimes added. The Gems play a prominent role in the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where they are known as the Infinity Stones.

Contents

1 Publication history 2 Description 3 Other versions

3.1 Council of Reeds 3.2 New Avengers 3.3 Secret Wars 3.4 Ultimate Marvel 3.5 What If? 3.6 Secret Wars

4 In other media

4.1 Television 4.2 Film 4.3 Gaming

5 References 6 External links

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The Soul Gems first appear in The Power of Warlock.[1] All six appear together for the first time in the second " Thanos
Thanos
War" storyline in Avengers and Marvel Two-In-One
Marvel Two-In-One
annuals. Thanos
Thanos
harnesses their latent energies to power a giant gem to extinguish every star in the universe.[2][full citation needed] In the third volume of the Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
title, the Surfer refers to the gems as "Soul Gems" for the first time.[3] They are gathered by the Elders of the Universe, who intend to use their combined power to drain Galactus
Galactus
of his lifeforce and then recreate the universe with themselves as the oldest beings in it ( Galactus
Galactus
was the last survivor of the Universe that existed prior to the birth of the current Marvel Universe). This plot is thwarted by the Silver Surfer, and several Elders and the gems are lost in a black hole; Galactus
Galactus
consumes some of the other Elders. In a follow-up story, Galactus
Galactus
is poisoned by the Elders he consumed. Silver Surfer, Mr. Fantastic, and the Invisible Woman journey through the black hole to recover the gems. Invisible Woman becomes possessed by the sentient Soul Gem, awakening her evil Malice persona. She is later subdued, and the gems are used to remove the Elders from Galactus' body. The Elders later reclaim the gems. In the limited series The Thanos
Thanos
Quest Thanos
Thanos
refers to the entire set as "Infinity Gems" for the first time. Thanos
Thanos
systematically subdues the Elders one by one to gather all six gems. Once in his control, he sets the gems into a gold glove (the left gauntlet of his customary attire) which he refers to as the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos
Thanos
explains the origin of the gems to the Runner, one of the Elders of the Universe: the set are the remains of a once nigh omnipotent but lonely being. Unable to endure eternity alone, the being committed suicide, although a fraction of its essence remained and became the Infinity Gems.[4] Thanos
Thanos
becomes nearly omnipotent, and challenges the Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
and Drax the Destroyer, handling the heroes with ease. He reclaims his ship Sanctuary II from its current captain, his granddaughter Nebula. He burns her nearly to death, but uses the Gems to keep her suspended between life and death in immortal agony; he claims this is a "work of art", "a monument to the insanity of Life and Death denied". Mephisto joins Thanos
Thanos
as an adviser. The Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
travels to Earth to warn Earth's superheroes of the threat of Thanos
Thanos
and the Gems, setting the stage for The Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet
limited series. In The Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos
Thanos
uses the Gauntlet to erase half the population of the universe, completing the quest that had led him to find the Gems and assemble the Gauntlet. This fulfilled a pledge to his love, Death, to repair a "cosmic imbalance" caused by the presence of more sentient beings alive than had ever died in all of history; Death believed that this imbalance would lead to starvation, pestilence, and misery across the cosmos. Thanos
Thanos
decimates Earth's heroes in combat when they retaliate, and then battles the pantheon of cosmic entities when they attempt to strip him of the Gauntlet; he defeats them all and turns them to stone. He uses the Gems to supplant Eternity, gaining Eternity's ethereal form and forsaking his physical body. This leaves the Gauntlet vulnerable, and Nebula removes it from Thanos' body, ending his control over the Gems (according to Adam Warlock, Thanos
Thanos
subconsciously felt unworthy of the power of the Gauntlet, causing him to lose control of it). Nebula's attempts to wield the Gauntlet fail due to her inexperience and lack of willpower, and she is left debilitated after restoring the universe to a state before Thanos
Thanos
used the Gauntlet. She is defeated in a battle with Earth's heroes,[5] and Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock
emerges as the new possessor of the Gauntlet. Warlock insists that he will not be a threat like Thanos, but the heroes do not trust him and he sends them away before they can attack. He is called to judgement in a suit brought by Eternity before the Living Tribunal, who finds Warlock unworthy of the power of the Gems due to his emotional instability. The Tribunal reasons with Adam, revealing that a fight to retain the Gauntlet would devastate the universe. Warlock uses the Gauntlet to perceive the flow of time, and sees his inevitable course of action is to distribute the Gems to a group of trusted guardians and companions. The Tribunal accepts this decision, to the dismay of Eternity. In the series Warlock and the Infinity Watch the Gems are distributed by Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock
to a group he dubs "the Infinity Watch".[6] He places himself as the leader and guardian of the Soul Gem. He names Gamora guardian of the Time Gem, Pip the Troll
Pip the Troll
guardian of the Space Gem, Drax the Destroyer
Drax the Destroyer
guardian of the Power Gem, Moondragon
Moondragon
guardian of the Mind Gem, and an unknown member (later revealed to be Thanos himself) guardian of the Reality Gem. During the course of the series, several enemies attempt to steal the Gems. In an early encounter, Warlock's old nemesis from Counter-Earth, the creature called the Man Beast, abducts several members of the Watch and uses the combined Mind, Power, Space and Time Gems to create a monstrous energy humanoid called "the Infinity Thrall". Both are eventually defeated by Adam Warlock. The Living Tribunal is once again called for judgement, and declares that the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
will no longer be able to act in unison.[7] This decree is overturned — courtesy of the machinations of Warlock's evil alter ego from an alternate future, the Magus — in the Infinity War
Infinity War
limited series. The Magus gained physical form when Warlock used the Gauntlet to cast out his "Good" and "Evil" sides in an attempt to make decisions based on pure logic. The Magus unites the Gems and plans universal conquest, but Warlock tricks him by substituting a fake Reality Gem. Eternity later announces that the six Gems will never again be used in unison.[8] The Gems are featured in the Infinity Crusade
Infinity Crusade
limited series, where Warlock's feminine "Good" side attempts to rid the universe of Evil by eliminating free will, and, ultimately, rewriting the universe such that it has no sentient life to commit Evil.[9] Following the cancellation of the Infinity Watch series, the one-shot title Rune/ Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
depicts the Gems being stolen by the extradimensional vampire Rune and dispersed throughout the Ultraverse.[10][11][12] The Asgardian god Loki enters the Ultraverse and collects the Gems,[13] also discovering the existence of a seventh Gem, "Ego". Loki learns that the lonely omnipotent suicide whose essence became the Gems was the gestalt being known as Nemesis. The Ego Gem, possessing the Avenger Sersi, merges with the other Gems to reform Nemesis and battles the Avengers and Ultraforce before being dissipated once again.[14][15] In the mainstream Marvel Universe, Galactus
Galactus
collects all six Infinity Gems in the Thanos
Thanos
ongoing series, intent on ending his need to consume planets. He is seen taking the Gems off a vampiric skeleton that he retrieves through an interdimensional portal. Galactus' plan fails, and instead allows a deadly inter-dimensional parasite, named Hunger, access into the Earth-616 universe. This parasite had been mentally influencing Galactus' actions all along. Thanos
Thanos
advises that the Gems can be used to wish Hunger away. After the threat is averted, the Gems are scattered again with the exception of the Soul Gem, which Thanos
Thanos
retains for its customary custodian, Adam Warlock.[16] The Gems are featured in the JLA/Avengers
JLA/Avengers
limited series. The Infinity Gauntlet is found by DC Comics
DC Comics
villain Darkseid
Darkseid
when it arrives on Apokolips. He discards it upon discovering that the Gems do not work in the DC Universe. The Flash is able to retrieve it.[17] The Gems are reunited in the Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers
limited series. The pets of various heroes find the Gems and are forced to use them to battle Thanos. Lockjaw, pet of the Inhumans, gives the Gems to Reed Richards.[18] Titania gains possession of the Power Gem in the She-Hulk
She-Hulk
ongoing series. Subsequently, all six Gems are featured in the New Avengers: Illuminati limited series and become the possessions of the superhuman group the Illuminati. Reed Richards
Reed Richards
attempts to will the Gems out of existence to prevent further misuse, but the Watcher Uatu reveals that the Gems must exist as part of the cosmic balance. The Gems are separated and each is placed in the care of an Illuminati member, who vows never to use it or reveal its location.[19] The Gems were part of the ongoing Avengers series during the Heroic Age. Although the Hood managed to collect the Gems of Power and Reality in time to defeat the Red Hulk,[20] his subsequent attempts to acquire the others resulted in the Red Hulk
Red Hulk
stealing the Power Gem from him and Thor
Thor
beating him to the Space Gem. He was able to acquire the Mind and Time Gems. He subsequently used the Gems to travel to the Soul Gem in the astral plane.[21][full citation needed] The Hood is delayed by an illusionary Thanos
Thanos
that Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange
had created, allowing the Avengers to catch up with him. After the battle, the Gems ended up with Iron Man. After sending the Hood back to jail, Iron Man appears to wish the Gems out of existence. It was revealed that the Gems were actually returned to the Illuminati, who all vowed to hide them more securely than before.[22][full citation needed] In an attempt to stop another universe from collapsing into their own, the Illuminati decides to reassemble the Infinity Gauntlet. Captain America uses the Infinity Gauntlet to push the other universe back, but because of the decree that the Gems cannot be used in unison, the Gems shatter, except for the Time Gem which vanishes.[23][full citation needed] To prevent Captain America
Captain America
stopping the Illuminati from destroying universes during the Incursion crisis, Doctor Strange wipes his memory.[24][full citation needed] After the murder of Uatu, Captain America
Captain America
is exposed to Uatu's eye[25][full citation needed] which restores his memory.[26][full citation needed] Afterwards, the previously vanished Time Gem appears to Captain America
Captain America
and some of the Avengers and transported them into future realities, shattering throughout time in the process.[27] As a result of the incursions the entire multiverse is destroyed but Doom was able to combined several pieces into a single Battleworld.[clarification needed] Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange
gathers Infinity Gems from various realms into a new Infinity Gauntlet, which he leaves hidden until the surviving heroes of Earth-616 return.[citation needed] The Gauntlet is subsequently claimed by T'Challa, who uses it to keep the Beyonder-enhanced Doom occupied until Mister Fantastic
Mister Fantastic
can disrupt his power source.[citation needed] Following the destruction of the entire Multiverse and its eventual restoration, the destroyed Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
were recreated and scattered across the universe. Their colors switched and some even took uncut ingot forms. In Marvel Legacy
Marvel Legacy
#1, the Space Gem (now colored blue) appears on Earth where a Frost Giant working for Loki steals it from a S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D.
storage facility, however he is intercepted and defeated by Wolverine.[28] Star-Lord
Star-Lord
has discovered an extra-large Power Stone (now colored purple) being protected by the Nova Corps,[29] and an alternate universe Peter Quill
Peter Quill
named Starkill has the Reality Stone (now colored red).[30] A future version of Ghost Rider is revealed to possess a shard of the Time Stone (now colored green),[31] while in the present the complete stone restored the ruined planet of Sakaar and was claimed by the Super-Skrull. The Mind Stone (now colored yellow) was found on Earth in the hands of petty crook Turk Barrett,[32] and the Soul Stone (now colored orange) was mentioned to Adam Warlock
Adam Warlock
to be in the hands of his dark aspect the Magus,[33] however Ultron
Ultron
was able to claim it after ambushing and apparently killing him.[34] Description[edit]

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Each Gem is shaped like a small oval.[citation needed] Each Gem is named after, and represents, a different characteristic of existence,[citation needed] and possessing any single Gem grants the user the ability to command whatever aspect of existence the Gem represents.[citation needed] The Gems are not immutable.[35] On two occasions, one or more of the Gems have appeared in the form of deep pink spheres that are several feet in diameter.[36][37] On other occasions, the Gems have appeared in their small oval shape but with different coloring (i.e. the Soul Gem being red colored when worn by the Gardener).[38] In the Ultraverse, after merging into their original form of Nemesis, the Gems were again separated after a battle with Ultraforce and the Avengers.[39] In 2017 due to the Marvel Legacy initiative, the colors of all stones were altered, now matching those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The six Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
include:

Name Original color (1972–2016) Marvel Legacy
Marvel Legacy
color (2017–present) Powers and capabilities Known owners

Soul Green Orange Allows the user to steal, control, manipulate, and alter living and dead souls. The Soul Gem is also the gateway to an idyllic pocket universe. At full potential, the Soul Gem grants the user control over all life in the universe. High Evolutionary; Adam Warlock; Gardener; In-Betweener; Thanos; Nebula; Count Abyss; Magus; Rune; Odeni; Gemini; Loki; Syphonn; Galactus; Doctor Strange; Magus; Ultron
Ultron
Captain America

Time Orange Green Allows the user to see into the past and the future; stop, slow down, speed up or reverse the flow of time; time travel; change the past and the future; age and de-age beings; and trap people or entire universes in unending loops of time. At full potential, the Time Gem grants the user omniscience and total control over the past, present and future. Gardener; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Odeni; Doctor Strange; Maxam; Magus; Rune; Hardcase; Loki; Galactus; Namor; Thor; Mister Fantastic; Iron Man; Black Widow; Kl'rt

Space Purple Blue Allows the user to exist in any location; move any object anywhere throughout reality; warp or rearrange space; teleport themselves and others any place the user can imagine; increase their speed; and alter the distance between objects contrary to the laws of physics. At full potential, the Space Gem grants the user omnipresence. Runner; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Pip the Troll; Magus; Rune; Loki; Galactus; Iron Man; Hood; Odeni; Namor; Black Panther; Wolverine; Black Widow

Mind Blue Yellow Allows the user to enhance their mental and psionic abilities and access the thoughts and dreams of other beings. When backed by the Power Gem, the Mind Gem can access all minds in existence simultaneously. The Mind Gem is also the manifestation of the universal subconscious. At full potential, the Mind Gem grants the user omniscience. Grandmaster; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Moondragon; Magus; Rune; Primevil; Loki; Galactus; Professor X; Odeni; Hood; Ms. Marvel; Beast; Mr. Turk

Reality Yellow Red Allows the user to fulfill their wishes, even if the wish is in direct contradiction with scientific laws, and do things that would normally be impossible; and create any type of alternate reality the user wishes. When backed by the power of the other Gems, the Reality Gem allows the user to alter reality on a universal scale. Stranger; Collector; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Rune; Night Man; Loki; Galactus; Black Bolt; Hood; Odeni; Iron Man; Black Widow; Vision; Carol Danvers

Power Red Purple Allows the user to access and manipulate all forms of energy; enhance their physical strength and durability; and boost the effects of the other five Gems. At full potential, the Power Gem grants the user omnipotence. Champion of the Universe; Thanos; Nebula; Adam Warlock; Drax the Destroyer; Thor; Magus; Rune; Lord Pumpkin; Loki; Galactus; She-Hulk; Titania; Mister Fantastic; Odeni; Hood; Red Hulk; Xiambor; Namor; The Juggernaut; Nova Corps

Additional Gems have appeared in crossover media and alternate universes outside the Marvel Universe.

Name Color Powers and capabilities Known owners

Ego Gold The Ego Gem contains the consciousness of the cosmic entity Nemesis and recreates her when united with the other six Gems. The Ego Gem is found in the Ultraverse when the Asgardian god Loki attempts to steal the other six Gems. It has never been seen outside its initial appearance except for The Super Hero Squad Show
The Super Hero Squad Show
and the Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet
video game where it is re-imagined as the Infinity Sword. Sersi; Nemesis; Odeni; Thanos

Rhythm Pink In the Marvel Super Hero Squad
Marvel Super Hero Squad
universe and related media, a seventh "Rhythm Gem" exists. The acquisition of the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
is the main focus of The Super Hero Squad Show's second season as well as the Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet
video game. The Rhythm Gem is revealed to be a fake Gem created by Loki as part of a scheme. Loki; Enchantress; Thanos

Build Red In the Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat animated film, an eighth "Build Stone" exists. Thanos
Thanos
seeks to possess the Build Stone in order to build a weapon.[citation needed][original research?] Thanos

Other versions[edit] Council of Reeds[edit] The Reed Richards
Reed Richards
of Earth-616, in an attempt to "solve everything", meets with a council of alternate universe Reeds. Three of them wear Infinity Gauntlets, which only work in concert with their respective universes.[40][full citation needed] New Avengers[edit] During the "Incursion" storyline, the Avengers travel to a parallel Earth where a pastiche on the Justice League have replaced this Earth's Avengers who all died in a previous cataclysm. Here the Gems are all square planes which are assembled into the "Wisher's Cube", a composite of the concepts of the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
and the Cosmic Cube.[41] Secret Wars[edit] After various alternate universes were combined into Battleworld, Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange
gathered Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
from other universes into a new Infinity Gauntlet that he ensured would work in the area where Doom had built his palace, although he left it hidden until he had access to someone he could trust to use it; after his death, it was claimed by T'Challa,[42][full citation needed] who used it against the Beyonder-enhanced Doom in the final battle,[43][full citation needed] although T'Challa
T'Challa
freely admitted once the battle was over that he never expected to be anything more than a distraction as Reed targeted Doom's power source.[44][full citation needed] A separate section of 'Battleworld' known as New Xandar has also a gauntlet fought over by multiple factions; until the majority of the stones, except the Reality Stone, were taken by Thanos.[45] Thanos eventually is able to track the missing stone, who had already been claimed by Anwen Bakian. When Thanos
Thanos
confronted her to get the aforementioned stone, Anwen while suspicious, nevertheless gave the stone without a fight. However the completed Infinity Gauntlet started acting odd, as Anwen hadn't given Thanos
Thanos
the Reality Stone, instead she used the gem to create a rock to resemble the Reality Stone which when used along with the remaining stones was capable of corrupting Thanos
Thanos
with some form of black matter and ultimately turned him to dust. Anwen named the stone the "Death Stone."[46] Ultimate Marvel[edit] In the Ultimate Marvel
Ultimate Marvel
universe, an Infinity Gauntlet is seen in Project Pegasus.[47] The Mind Gem (stolen by Hydra) is used by Modi (Thor's son) to control both Director Flumm and Cassie Lang, but are stopped by the Ultimates.[48][full citation needed] The Power Gem is later revealed to be in the possession of former S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D.
agent Sayuri Kyota, while a second Infinity Gauntlet is recovered from an A.I.M. base by Thor
Thor
and Susan Storm.[49][full citation needed] Kang the Conqueror later allies himself with the Hulk, Reed Richards
Reed Richards
and Quicksilver as part of a plan to steal the two Gauntlets, which results in the destruction of the Triskelion. Quicksilver recovers two additional Gems allowing the villains to teleport away.[50][full citation needed] Richards is later able to recover another of the Gems, which is found lodged in Tony Stark's brain. He informs Stark that the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
are needed to save the world from a coming cataclysm that will destroy the entire universe.[51][full citation needed] After brainwashing Johnny Storm and forcing him to travel to the Earth's core, the Dark Ultimates
Ultimates
are able to recover the final gem,[52][full citation needed] but are defeated by the Ultimates. The gems then shatter, rendering the Gauntlets useless.[53][full citation needed] What If?[edit] In a reality where Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom
retained the power of the Beyonder, he acquired the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
from the Elders of the Universe
Elders of the Universe
and used them to defeat the Celestials in a 407-year-long war before finally forsaking his power.[54][full citation needed] In an alternate reality where the original Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four
died, a new Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four
— consisting of Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost Rider — was formed. With Iron Man
Iron Man
replacing Ghost Rider, they were the only heroes available to fight Thanos
Thanos
when he initially assembled the Infinity Gauntlet. Despite Iron Man's use of Negative Zone–enhanced Celestial armor, Thanos
Thanos
still easily defeated the team until Wolverine tricked Thanos
Thanos
into erasing Mephisto from existence before cutting off Thanos's left arm, and therefore the Infinity Gauntlet. With Thanos
Thanos
powerless, Spider-Man
Spider-Man
used the gauntlet to undo the events of Thanos's godhood.[55][full citation needed] Secret Wars[edit] In the Contest of Champions miniseries, an alternate version of Tony Stark uses the Reality Gem to win the superhero civil war and affect the outcome of a presidential election. When he tries to use the Gem on Battleworld, he is killed by the Maestro, who says the Gems do not work in any universe other than their own.[56][full citation needed] In other media[edit] Television[edit]

The Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet
and the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
have appeared in the television shows The Super Hero Squad Show.[57] The Infinity Gauntlet
The Infinity Gauntlet
and the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
appear in Avengers Assemble. In this show, there are only five Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
and the Soul Stone is not present.

Film[edit]

The MCU incarnation of Thanos
Thanos
wielding the Infinity Gauntlet, with the six Infinity Stones

The Infinity Stones are significant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing important roles in several films. Director James Gunn created the backstory for the Stones in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, where the Collector explains they are six singularities that existed before the Big Bang, that were compressed into the Stones after the universe began.[58] In order of introduction, they are:

Space Stone (Blue):

Housed in the Tesseract, it first appears briefly in the Thor post-credits scene. In Captain America: The First Avenger, it is used by the Red Skull
Red Skull
to power weaponry developed by Hydra, and in The Avengers it is shown to be capable of generating wormholes, which Loki uses to transport the Chitauri to New York City in an attempt to conquer Earth. After the Avengers repel the invasion, it is returned to Asgard for safekeeping.[59] In November 2013, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that the Tesseract is the Space Stone.[60] Loki stole the Tesseract before Asgard's destruction at the end of Thor: Ragnarok.[61]

Mind Stone (Yellow):

In The Avengers, Thanos
Thanos
gives Loki a scepter that allows him to control people's minds and to project energy.[62] The scepter falls into the hands of Hydra leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who is shown in the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier to have been using it to experiment on humans. The only surviving subjects of those experiments are Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, in whom superhuman abilities were unlocked. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the scepter is revealed to contain the Mind Stone, and has an artificial intelligence that grants sentience to the computer program Ultron, who then incorporates the stone into his "Vision", an android.[59][63] The Mind Stone can also enhance the user's intelligence,[62] grants the user immense knowledge, and can create new life.[64]

Reality Stone (Red):

Formed by the Dark Elf Malekith into a fluid-like weapon called the Aether, it is said to be able to destroy the Nine Realms and return the universe to its pre- Big Bang
Big Bang
state. The Asgardians entrust the Aether to the Collector at the end of Thor: The Dark World to separate it from the Tesseract, as they consider it unwise to have multiple Stones close together.[59][65][66] The Aether, when bonded with a host, can turn anything into dark matter, and is capable of sucking the life force out of humans and other mortals.[64]

Power Stone (Purple):

The Power Stone is contained within an orb that Ronan the Accuser seeks to find for Thanos
Thanos
in Guardians of the Galaxy.[67][68] It is capable of destroying entire civilizations, and Ronan tries to use it to destroy the planet Xandar. The Guardians of the Galaxy stop him and entrust the stone to the Nova Corps for safekeeping.[59]

Time Stone (Green):

The Time Stone was encased in the Eye of Agamotto by Earth's first sorcerer, Agamotto. A Master of the Mystic Arts can use the Stone to alter and manipulate time. Thousands of years later, in Doctor Strange, Dr. Stephen Strange learns to use the Eye and uses it to save the Earth from Dormammu
Dormammu
by trapping the demon in a time loop until he abandons his plans for Earth. The Masters of the Mystic Arts retain possession of the Eye in their secret compound Kamar-Taj
Kamar-Taj
in Kathmandu, Nepal.[69][70]

Soul Stone (Orange):

The Soul Stone is shown in Guardians of the Galaxy to be orange.[71] In the second issue of the Avengers: Infinity War
Infinity War
Prelude comic, Wong notes that not much is known about the Soul Stone.[72]

A right-handed gauntlet appears in the film Thor, where it is stored in Odin's vault;[59] this gauntlet was later revealed to be a fake in Thor: Ragnarok.[73] In the mid-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos
Thanos
is seen wearing a left-handed gauntlet.[74] Gaming[edit]

The Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
are featured in the video games Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems (based on the "Infinity Gauntlet" saga) and Marvel Super Heroes.[75][76] In Marvel vs. Capcom
Marvel vs. Capcom
2: New Age of Heroes, Thanos
Thanos
uses Power, Soul, Reality, and Space for his Supers. The Infinity Gems, including the "Ego" Gem in the form of the Infinity Sword, appear as a driving part of the Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet video game.[77] The Infinity Stones play a major role in the fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. During gameplay, using an Infinity Stone will grant player characters a specific enhancement based on the stone being used.[78][79] In the game's story, Ultron
Ultron
and Sigma use two of the stones to become " Ultron
Ultron
Sigma" and merge the worlds into one under their control, and the heroes must retrieve the other four stones to stop them.[80] The Infinity Stones in the game use the naming and color scheme of the Stones from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe
rather than the naming and color scheme of the Infinity Gems
Infinity Gems
from previous Marvel video games.[citation needed] The Collector's Edition of the game comes with a replica of the Infinity Stones housed in a small box with an LED display.[citation needed] From January to August 2012, Wizkids presented the Infinity Gauntlet program at stores that host HeroClix
HeroClix
tournaments.[citation needed] An Infinity Gauntlet prop was released, followed by a different Gem each month. Each Gem can be added the Gauntlet, increasing its power in game. The Gems can be displayed on a stand that comes with the Gauntlet or on each Elder that Thanos
Thanos
encountered in the story Thanos Quest.[81] Replica Infinity Gauntlets were given out as trophies at Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8, a 2012 Road to Evo tournament.[82]

References[edit]

^ The Power of Warlock #1-8 (Aug. 1972 - Jun. 1973: bi-monthly) ^ Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-In-One
Marvel Two-In-One
Annual #2 (1977) ^ Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
vol. 3, #6-10, 16-17 (Dec. 1987-Apr. 1988 & Oct.-Nov. 1988) ^ Thanos
Thanos
Quest #1-2 (Sep.-Oct. 1990) ^ Infinity Gauntlet #1-6 (July-Dec. 1991) ^ Warlock and The Infinity Watch #1 (Feb. 1992) ^ Warlock and The Infinity Watch #5-6 (June–July 1992) ^ Infinity War
Infinity War
# 1-6 (June-Nov. 1992) ^ Infinity Crusade
Infinity Crusade
# 1-6 (June - Nov. 1993) ^ Rune/ Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer
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Thanos
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Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers
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Thanos
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Adam Warlock
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Silver Surfer
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Silver Surfer
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Silver Surfer
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Ultimates
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Ultimates
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Ultimates
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Ultimates
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