This is a guide to the origins, abilities, and potential future of the MCU Infinity Stones, which have been important to the franchise’s development from the start. The Infinity Stones have gained significance over the course of the movie series, well transcending their original role as plot devices for villains to use. The Collector from Guardians of the Galaxy recounts the history of these omnipotent jewels, revealing that they are the remains of six singularities that were compressed into stones after the Big Bang. The Infinity Stones’ hues correspond to the other manifestations of the associated singularity in the multiverse, which can be seen in Avengers: Infinity War when Doctor Strange tells Tony Stark that each stone governs a different facet of existence itself.
A single Infinity Stone is a potent weapon, but when all of them are used together, the wielder is given nearly limitless power. Each instalment of the MCU has revealed more information about the Infinity Stones, which led to Thanos’ goal in Avengers: Infinity War to exterminate half of all life in the universe and the Avengers’ mission in Avengers: Endgame to stop the snap. Both of these modifications to the cosmos are made possible by the Infinity Gauntlets, which combine the powers of all six Stones to do so. However, they are challenging to produce and help mitigate the potentially fatal physical damage that using all six Infinity Stones causes.
Here is all viewers need to know about the Infinity Stones since they continue to play a significant role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe even after the Infinity Saga ends (with the exception of Loki, for whom they serve as paperweights). This covers every MCU Infinity Stone appearance, along with information on their abilities and potential roles in Phase 4 of the MCU. Here are descriptions of each MCU Infinity Stone.
MCU Infinity Stones Appearances In Future Marvel Movies/Series
The MCU Infinity Stones are being quickly replaced by other powerful relics, such the Darkhold, Shang-Ten Chi’s Rings, and the Ebony Blade of the Eternals, but this doesn’t imply they won’t reemerge in Phase 4 or even Phase 5. Jane Foster’s yet-unexplained Thor-like talents in Thor: Love and Thunder could be the perfect vehicle for the Reality Stone to make its MCU return. With the Mind Stone notably gone from the TVA office’s garbage drawer, Loki season 2 could follow up on its whereabouts.
White Vision might also “reunite” with the Mind Stone in Agatha: House of Harkness. In Captain Marvel 2, the Power Stone’s full potential might be unlocked by either Monica Rambeau or Captain Marvel. After the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Stephen Strange might receive the Time Stone, and with his newly acquired control over the dead, he might be able to find the Soul Stone on Vormir. While Earth-838 Wanda’s recently discovered talents could lead her to the Reality Stone, possibly setting her on her own road to completing the MCU’s Scarlet Witch prophecy, the Space Stone might be lured to America Chavez’s powers.
The MCU Infinity Stones are some of the most significant artefacts from Marvel comics, and it’s unlikely that their time in the MCU is ended, especially considering how little the majority of the stones were used in the MCU’s early instalments. There are countless ways to plan the next appearance of the MCU Infinity Stones in Phase 4, with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania exploring the time- and space-bending capabilities of the Quantum Realm and Loki season 2 possibly revealing more variations of characters and artefacts from other universes. The MCU Infinity Stones will continue to be used as conduits to the six singularities of existence, promising infinite power, boundless knowledge, absolute control, and certain death. This will happen as Doctor Strange’s third eye turns its attention to the infinite possibilities of the future in search of threats to the multiverse.
MCU Infinity Stones Ranked By Power
The MCU Infinity Stones, ranked based on their respective abilities, are all equally and infinitely powerful – provided they are in the hands of the right bearer. The MCU has frequently demonstrated to viewers that the Infinity Stones’ maximum power is determined by the person wielding them, not by any particular stone. Stephen Strange destroys Dormammu by himself with the help of the Time Stone and his mastery of the magical arts. He then uses his understanding of time to plan the eventual downfall of Thanos. Vision defeats Thanos in What If…? using only his willpower and the Mind Stone, despite the fact that in that alternate reality, Thanos already had all five of the MCU Infinity Stones.
These scenarios initially give the impression that the Time Stone or the Mind Stone might be more potent than the others. The truth is that all Infinity Stones have the same potential to release unbounded power and opportunities. Any one of the MCU Infinity Stones can be used to do almost anything, provided the user is attuned to the stone’s corresponding aspect of reality and is capable of understanding and controlling the infinite power at their disposal.
The Mind Stone (Loki’s Chitauri Scepter)
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Telepathy, telekinesis, energy blasts, mind control, provides and awakens dormant superpowers, among other abilities.
In The Avengers, Thanos gives Loki the Mind Stone, which is encased in a sceptre, to aid in his conquest of Earth. Thus, Hawkeye and Dr. Selvig’s minds can be possessed by Loki. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is made clear that the Stone has intellect, which was utilised to construct Ultron and grant the Maximoff Twins their respective superpowers of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Ultron uses the sceptre to fashion a body for himself, but the Avengers manage to steal it back and use it to construct Vision by uploading Stark’s A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. Later, in Avengers: Infinity War, Vision becomes a target of Thanos, who murders him when he takes the Mind Stone from Vision’s forehead.
After a battle with his previous self, who thinks the Steve from 2023 is Loki in disguise, Steve Rogers in Avengers: Endgame is able to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki’s sceptre. As SHIELD at the time, Brock Rumlow and his fellow Hydra agents almost succeed in obtaining the sceptre, but Steve’s foresight allows him to trick them into believing he is collaborating with them. In both WandaVision and Captain America: Civil War, the Mind Stone can also be seen in Vision’s forehead.
Given that Wanda Maximoff’s abilities have existed since she was a toddler, according to WandaVision, the Mind Stone might still have a significant impact on the MCU in the future. According to this revelation, some people are born with extraordinary talents, and Wanda and Pietro Maximoff’s powers were heightened by the Mind Stone. The Mind Stone may therefore hold the key to the introduction of mutants in the MCU. This theory is further supported by the way Monica Rambeau’s energy-based powers in WandaVision were unlocked similarly to how Earth-838 Wanda’s talents were unlocked following contact with Scarlet Witch’s powers in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Mind Stone’s yellow colour is conspicuously absent from that scene, despite the colours of the other five MCU Infinity Stones being present in Loki’s TVA rubbish drawer, suggesting that it is still where Captain America last left it.
The Power Stone (The Orb)
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Strength, invulnerability, and endurance are improved. anything in its path is destroyed by powerful weapons.
Eson the Searcher, who used it to wipe out entire civilizations, is the first character portrayed using the Power Stone in chronological order. On the planet Morag, it was discovered thousands of years later, enclosed inside an Orb. Peter Quill decides to recover it in order to make some quick cash. The Guardians ultimately defeat Ronan the Accuser when he steals it from Thanos to use it to destroy the planet Xandar. The Stone is delivered to the Nova Corps, but Thanos later takes possession of it after annihilating Xandar in an off-screen battle before the events of Avengers: Infinity War. War Machine and Nebula reclaim it in Avengers: Endgame after travelling back to 2014, just before the Guardians of the Galaxy were established.
The Power Stone hasn’t been used nearly as much as the Reality Stone in the MCU. It could be used to fight against characters as strong as Thanos and Ego the Living Planet with the right equipment and in the right hands. It did show up in What If…? episode 2, “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord,” where T’Challa (as Star-Lord) retrieved the Orb, much like Peter Quill did in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it doesn’t seem to be playing a significant role in Phase 4 — at least not yet.
The Reality Stone (The Aether)
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Ability to alter reality, drain life force, and open portals.
When Jane Foster is investigating physical anomalies that seem to be occurring in different places at random, the Aether injects itself into her body, introducing the Reality Stone for the first time in Thor: The Dark World. Malekith and his Dark Elves attempt to harness the Reality Stone’s power at The Convergence, a once-every-5,000-year alignment of the Nine Realms that would allow Malekith to use the Reality Stone, which takes the form of the Aether, to engulf the entire universe in darkness. The Reality Stone is given to The Collector by Asgard after Thor vanquishes Malekith, but Thanos later obtains it in Avengers: Infinity War and uses it to capture Gamora. The MCU Infinity Stones are destroyed by Thanos in Endgame before being rescued from the past by the Avengers. Rocket Raccoon and Thor time-travel to Asgard in Avengers: Endgame, where Rocket Raccoon retrieves the Reality Stone from Jane Foster’s body. The Reality Stone can be found in Loki at the TVA in a drawer with other Infinity Stones from various branches of the Sacred Timeline.
Malekith’s plan to wield the Aether during the Convergence appears overly clumsy in light of Thanos’ use of the Reality Stone in Infinity War, as the Mad Titan demonstrates how potent it can be when used alone. The Reality Stone has the power to change any condition of matter, create the appearance of any place, object, or organism, and render any weapon worthless. One might even argue that this MCU Infinity Stone is what gives Jane Foster her abilities in Thor: Love and Thunder. Even though it was only utilised sporadically during the Infinity Saga, the Reality Stone, in the right hands, has the potential to be one of the most potent Infinity Stones.
The Soul Stone
Capabilities: Communicates with other Infinity Stones and people’s most buried desires. Steals, manipulates, and modifies souls.
Apart from Doctor Strange, no other Phase 4 character in the MCU can duplicate the abilities of the Soul Stone, demonstrating the importance of this MCU Infinity Stone. Prior to its final revelation in Avengers: Infinity War, the Soul Stone was the most enigmatic of the MCU Infinity Stones because there was no setup or hints as to its history. Gamora was originally sent by Thanos to find the stone, according to Infinity War, but she chose not to say that she discovered it on the planet Vormir. They discover that Red Skull has changed into the Stonekeeper after being taken to Vormir by the Tesseract there when Thanos captures her and she takes him there. Thanos is then informed by Red Skull that in order to obtain it, he must give up what he values most.
Thanos sees the stone after killing Gamora. Hawkeye and Black Widow go through the same process in Avengers: Endgame, during which Natasha Romanoff sacrifices herself in order to obtain the Soul Stone. The actual significance of the Soul Stone is revealed in the Marvel’s What If…? finale, in which the Guardians of the Multiverse concentrate on stealing the Soul Stone from Ultron first as directed by Doctor Strange. Soul Stones also wind up in TVA’s drawer. Ultron becomes vulnerable enough for Strange to carry out his plan when he only lacks the orange stone from his collection of MCU Infinity Stones.
The Space Stone (The Tesseract)
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Teleportation, the creation of wormholes, and the bestowal of abilities.
The Tesseract-like Space Stone, the first Infinity Stone to appear in the MCU, was a major source of conflict throughout the Infinity Saga. Red Skull steals it from Tnsberg, Norway, and uses it to create cutting-edge weapons for Hydra in Captain America: The First Avenger. Red Skull is transported to Vormir by the Tesseract, which is afterwards recovered by SHIELD and studied for use in Project PEGASUS, a weapon-making initiative led by Howard Stark. The Space Stone not only begins the MCU Infinity Stones storyline, but it also gives an idea of how powerful these enigmatic items really are. The Space Stone briefly changes hands between Mar-Vell, Nick Fury, Carol Danvers (who absorbs its energy and becomes Captain Marvel), Goose, and then Nick Fury and SHIELD once more.
Loki is sent by Thanos to take the Tesseract in The Avengers. In an unsuccessful attempt to take over Earth, Loki utilises its abilities to send the Chitauri to New York, and as Avengers: Endgame showed, it almost falls into SHIELD’s hands shortly after the Battle of New York. The Avengers are able to keep it safe for long enough for Thor to transport it to Asgard and store it in Odin’s Vault. Years later, Loki steals it once more during the climax of Thor: Ragnarok before giving it to Thanos in the first scene of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos then uses the Tesseract to destroy it, reclaiming the Space Stone, which becomes the second Infinity Stone in his Infinity Gauntlet.
The Sacred Timeline is broken when Tony Stark from 2023 loses control of the Tesseract, which falls at Loki’s feet during the Avengers’ Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame. When Loki tries to use it to flee, the Time Variance Authority quickly apprehends him. The Infinity Stones are rendered useless at the TVA, but they aid 2012 Loki in seeing that his “grand goal” was always simply a pretext for putting other people through suffering. With their first opportunity to get it gone, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark fly back in time to 1970 and recover the Tesseract from a SHIELD base, where they encounter Peggy Carter and Howard Stark. The Tesseract also makes an appearance in What If…? episode 1 when Red Skull uses it to open a gateway between dimensions and call Shuma-Gorath. The creature is pushed back through the portal by Captain Carter, who then finds herself in the present.
Despite being connected to space, the Space Stone’s unbounded energy can be used to build and power humans, cities, machines, and even weapons. Other subtle characteristics that haven’t been thoroughly discussed in the MCU are also present. Included in this are its capacities to interact with other Infinity Stones, transform Captain Marvel into a potent Marvel character, and create gateways to alternate universes.
The Time Stone (Eye Of Agamotto)
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Time loops are produced through time travel, which is the power to glimpse into the past and future.
In Doctor Strange, the Time Stone plays a significant part. The stone is kept in the first Sorcerer Supreme of Earth’s creation, the Eye Of Agamotto. Stephen Strange studies the Stone and its abilities while practising, despite the fact that the Eye of Agamotto was only meant for the Sorcerer Supremes. However, as Kaecilius threatens to bring the Dark Dimension to Earth and force the creature to forsake his ambitions for conquest, Strange uses his desire to turn back time and trap Dormammu in a time loop. Scenes showcasing the Time Stone’s abilities are among the most memorable MCU Infinity Stones appearances because they are an integral element of Stephen Strange’s arsenal.
In Avengers: Infinity War, Strange utilises the power of the Time Stone to preview all of the possibilities of the Avengers’ conflict with Thanos, but only finds one in which they triumph. Even though Strange must give it to Thanos in order to preserve Tony Stark’s life, it ultimately proves to be one of the most important measures in taking down the Mad Titan. In order to collect the Mind Stone and finish the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos uses the Time Stone to reverse the death of Vision at the hands of Scarlet Witch. Naturally, the one future in which the Avengers succeeds as predicted by Doctor Strange occurs, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are able to acquire all six Infinity Stones during their Time Heist. Particularly, Smart Hulk retrieves the Time Stone after persuading the Ancient One to give it to him during the Battle of New York. The Time Stone is returned by Captain America through the Quantum Realm, where it resurfaces in a TVA drawer in Loki along with the other MCU Infinity Stones.
Even while the Time Stone’s abilities are quite obvious, as Wong, Mordo, The Ancient One, and Doctor Strange all know, utilising it irresponsibly could lead to horrible situations in which reality breaks. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness didn’t feature the Time Stone, although Clea’s (Charlize Theron) post-credits scene in Doctor Strange 2 suggests that it will be required again. If Strange additionally had the Eye of Agamotto back in his possession, he would be invincible as he gains a third eye and numerous more abilities from using the Darkhold.
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