So, We are done with Phase 1 and 2 and halfway through phase 3 movies laid out by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is almost time to bring out the biggest threat to our heroes Thanos who is also known as The Mad Titan. The movies leading up to Avengers: Infinity War has not only teased the Mad Titan but also circled around the Infinity Stones. Only Three Marvel Movies remain before we get to see the third edition of The Avengers. The most recent Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 included quite a few post-credits scene for the fans to get excited about but did not reveal any clues relating to the Infinity Stones.
What are 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. These stones, it seems, can only be brandished by beings of extraordinary strength.”
These were the words used Benicio Del Toro’s the Collector to explain the origins of Infinity Stones. We already know that Marvel has altered a bit of the concept of Infinity Gems provided in the Marvel comics. We have seen five out of six Infinity Stones in the Marvel Movies till date. The whereabouts of the sixth Infinity Stone is still unknown but we have made an effort to find out where we might spot this Infinity Stone.
Where are the Infinity Stones?
The blue colored cube that was first introduced in “Thor” known as the Tesseract is placed safely in Asgard along with one-half of the Infinity Gauntlet. This Infinity Stone gives the holder powers likes Teleportation and Interdimensional Travel.
The purple colored stone known as the Power Stone was first introduced in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. This Infinity Stone was delivered to the Nova Corps by the Guardians of the Galaxy from the evil hands of Ronan the Accuser. The Power Stone grants its holder Immense Strength and Omnipotence but it requires the holder to possess the Innate Strength to withstand the power of this Infinity Stone.
The ruby red colored stone known as Aether was introduced in “Thor: The Dark World”. In the post-credit scene of the movie, Lady Sif delivers Aether to the Collector and says that it is not safe to keep two Infinity Stones in one place. Although, in The Guardians of the Galaxy, the base of the Collector was destroyed and therefore the whereabouts of this Infinity Stone are also unknown. This Infinity Stone latches upon its host and increases the strength of the host. It also possesses the ability to Manipulate Matter.
The yellow colored stone known as the Mind Stone was introduced in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Ultron used this Infinity Stone to create Vision and the Stone is embedded in the Vision’s head. This Stone gives the holder power to control the minds of other beings along with Telekinesis and Telepathy. Loki used the Stone to control the minds of Hawkeye and professor Erik Selvig notably. Avengers: Infinity War might not turn out to be a happy ending for Vision after all.
The green colored stone that resides in the Eye of Agamotto known as Time Stone was introduced in “Doctor Strange“. Stephen Strange has kept Eye of Agamotto safely in Kamar-Taj. The holder of this Infinity Stone is granted with the power to Manipulate Time. This ability of the Stone was used to great effect by Doctor Strange in his battle with Doramammu.
The orange colored stone known as the Soul Stone is yet to be introduced or has it already been introduced? The popular theory that has been going around some time is that Soul Stone resides with Heimdall. In Norse Mythology, Odin grants Heimdall his sight, notice that he has unique orange colored eyes. Heimdall revealed to Thor that he can see all the souls in the nine realms in Thor: The Dark World. Thor also has a vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron in which Heimdall is blind. This theory make sense in a certain way. Another person who would be interested in acquiring Soul Stone (if not already acquired) is Hela, the goddess of death. She has the power to control the soul of the dead Asgardians. The Soul Stone grants the holder power to Manipulate, Control and Alter Souls be it dead or living. Therefore, we can reasonably understand as to why she would be interested in acquiring the Soul Stone.
All hints or clues that we have gathered lead to the fact that Thor: Ragnarok will most definitely provide an explanation as to the status of the Soul Stone. What are your thoughts as to the location of the Soul Stone?