After the release of Infinity war, The Infinity Stones have been a very popular thing and everyone seem to think they know what they are. Well this is a thorough look at the Infinity Stones.
“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots… Infinity Stones.” – The Collector
The Infinity Stones are six immensely powerful objects tied to different aspects of the universe, created by the Cosmic Entities. Each of the stones possess unique capabilities that have been enhanced and altered by various alien civilizations for millennia.
Only beings of immense power can directly wield the Stones, such as Celestials, or the Mad Titan Thanos. Lesser beings face dire consequences: Jane Foster became ill after being exposed to the Aether and Carina exploded when she touched the Power Stone; however, these effects can be reduced if a group is sharing the power among themselves ( Seen in Guardians of the galaxy where the power stone was wielded by the Guardians). It is also possible to place an Infinity Stone inside a container to prevent a person from directly touching it, allowing the user to wield the Stone’s power without facing the normal consequences.
Examples include the Mind Stone inside the Scepter, the Space Stone inside the Tesseract,, the Time Stone inside the Eye of Agamotto, the Power Stone inside the Cosmi-Rod and lastly all the Infinity Stones inside the Infinity Gauntlet (as seen by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War).
Before the Universe began, six singularities existed. Some time after the universe exploded into existence, these were formed into the six Infinity Stones by the Cosmic Entities. Each stone represented a different aspect of the universe (Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Soul, and Time).
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The Power Stone Can Wipe Out Planets
Just as its name suggests the Power Stone is one of the most powerful of the whole set. As first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Power Stone (that was contained within the orb) has incredible capabilities that can destroy entire planets if harnessed the right way.
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Drawing upon its power it also grants the ability to manipulate all power and energy in the entire universe. At its most basic level, the stone can increase its users’ stamina and strength to incredible level and can grant them any physical superhuman ability. The Power stone has also been used to boost the ability of the other stones.
The Space Stone Can Open Gateways
The Space Stone has the ability to manipulate space by teleporting people and things, increasing the speed of the user, allowing someone to appear in two places at once, and just generally messing with the laws of physics.
The Mind Stone Can Control People
The stone strengthens and enhances mental and psychic powers, including telepathy and telekinesis, and can access other people’s thoughts. When used in conjunction with the Power Stone to enhance its own properties, the Mind Stone can connect the user to all other minds in the universe simultaneously.
And of course we also know the Mind Stone can been used to create superpowers in humans, with only the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver surviving the process. It was also used in powering Vision, and presumably being the source of his various powers as demonstrated fully in Captain America: Civil War.
The Reality Stone Can Bend Physics
Just as the name suggests, the Reality Stone has the ability to wrap reality.
It can create endless alternate realities, it can grant any wish you make, and can even break the laws of science and logic. It can resurrect the dead ; it pretty much hast the ability to do anything that would normally be impossible. Because of this, it is considered one of the most powerful stones in the collection. When used with the Power Stone, the reality-bending can be pushed out to a universal scale.
The Time Stone Can Control Time Itself
As the Infinity Stone that represents and governs over the flow of time, the Time Stone is among the most powerful artifacts in all existence. Due to its power, it cannot be held and used by anyone not powerful enough to withstand it, thus forcing Agamotto to create the Eye of Agamotto as a container to allow other sufficiently advanced sorcerers to wield it.
The Soul Stone Harvests Souls
- “Soul holds a special place among the Infinity Stones. You might say, it is a certain wisdom.”
“Tell me what it needs.”
“To ensure that whoever possesses it understands its power, the stone demands a sacrifice.”
“In order to take the stone, you must lose that which you love. A soul for a soul.”
- ―The Stonekeeper and Thanos
The Soul Stone ranks as one of the most powerful artifacts in all creation. However, as it represents and has absolute control over the fabric of the Soul, resulting in its more esoteric and enigmatic powers compared to the other Stones, said to have power over the cycle of life and death, the Soul Stone is often considered the most dangerous by some, and holds a special standing even among the other Stones.
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