What are the Infinity Stones? Everything You Need to Know

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Throughout the first three Avengers movies, the Infinity Stones have played a central part in the plot. But what exactly are they? We take a look and give you the lowdown before you head into the cinema to see Avengers: Infinity War.

Each Infinity Stone makes up a particular power and those are as follows: Time, Mind, Soul, Reality, Power, and Space. Each stone allows the owner control of each individual attribute. The ability to change time and the ability to distort reality being two examples. Even wielding one of these stones could make you one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy but whoever possesses all of them at once. Well. With a click of their fingers, they can obliterate the entire universe!
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As the character The Collector describes the 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.”

In Avengers: Infinity War the sole plot revolves around Thanos who’s goal is to acquire all six stones in his specially forged Infinity Gauntlet. His plan is to wipe out half the galaxy. To stop over-crowding, to stop eventual over-growth and to restore a warped and twisted balance to the universe in order to sustain future life. Let’s now take a look at what Thanos is hunting for:

The Time Stone (AKA The Eye of Agamoto)

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First seen in Doctor Strange this green glowing beauty chose Dr. Strange to be its master. The stone is housed inside Dr. Strange’s pendant and is protected by a magical spell. The stone, when used properly, can reverse or fast-forward time. The housing it’s contained in (the pendant) was created by the first Sorcerer Supreme. The pendant controls the power of the stone and concentrates it for use.

The Mind Stone (AKA Loki’s Sceptre)

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First seen in Avengers Assemble this yellow stone once belonged to Thor’s brother Loki. Loki came to Earth to try and rule and his weapon of choice was a sceptre. This weapon was gifted to Loki by Thanos which he used to control peoples minds. This particular stone creates energy blasts and in Age of Ultron powers the superhero Vision. An android who’s abilities (no thanks to the stone) are second to none.

The Soul Stone

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Not much is known about the soul stone within the MCU. Its locations are unknown and its identity is also unknown. But all will be revealed in Infinity War as the stone plays a very integral part of the story. I can’t really type the rest out without spoiling the plot of the movie. The stone has the power to steal or control a persons soul I’ll leave it at that.

The Reality Stone (AKA The Aether)

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First seen in Thor: The Dark World the reality stone is housed at The Collector’s Museum. Its full powers are currently unknown but it turns matter into dark matter and can distort the reality in which we know it. Creating illusions and false projections. I imagine Loki would have some serious fun with this thing.

The Power Stone (AKA The Orb)

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First seen in Guardians of the Galaxy the stone is a central focus of that particular movie. The Power Stone has the ability to destroy planets. The villain Ronan in the first Guardians movie gained enhanced strength from the stone.

The Space Stone (AKA The Tesseract)

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First seen in Captain America: The First Avenger the space stone has the power to create bridges from one end of space to another. Essentially, it’s a portal device. The stone was used by Odin and Heimdall to build the Bifrost on Asgard. In The First Avenger, the space stone is used to power Hydra’s weapons. The space stone was stolen from the Asgardian vaults by Loki at the end of Thor: Ragnarok and makes an instant impact in Avengers: Infinity War.

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