Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

Friday, 05 June 2015 - 3:41PM
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Friday, 05 June 2015 - 3:41PM
Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic
The Infinity Stones are well-known to Marvel Comics fans, but for those of us who mostly just enjoy the movies, some help sorting out the meaning and sneaky appearances of the various stones would be much appreciated, especially before they play such a large role in Avengers: Infinity War. Luckily, we now have this infographic, which tells us the powers of all the stones that make up the Infinity Gauntlet, as well as their first appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

The Time and Soul stones have yet to make an appearance (which means we should be on the lookout for them in future MCU films!). But here's a more detailed explanation of each stone's appearances in the MCU:

Power Stone - Guardians of the Galaxy


Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

The Orb that appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy was the protective covering for the Power Stone. Ronan the Accuser tried to harness the power of the stone to kill all life on Xandar, as well as Thanos, but then the Guardians stole it, used its power to kill Ronan, and gave it to Nova Prime for safekeeping.

Reality Stone - Thor: The Dark World


Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

The Reality Stone appeared in the form of Aether, a viscous red fluid that serves as a symbiotic parasite of sorts in a host, one of whom was Jane Foster. In Thor's vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Aether solidified to form the actual Reality Stone.

Space Stone - Captain America: The First Avenger


Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

The Tesseract, which contains the Space Stone, was first briefly seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, but played a major role in The Avengers, as it opened the portal that sent Loki to Earth. In Thor's vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he sees the Tesseract shatter to reveal the Space Stone.

Mind Stone - The Avengers


Everything You Need to Know About the MCU's Infinity Stones in One Handy Infographic

The Chitauri Scepter used by Loki in his attempted takeover of Earth derived its powers from the Mind Stone, which is capable of brainwashing the masses and generally performing feats of mind control. After being used on Hawkeye and several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in Avengers, it was used on Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver during Hydra's experiments in Captain America: Winter Soldier's post-credits scene, and is then entrusted to Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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