Avengers: Infinity War: Your essential cheat sheet to the Infinity Stones
Eagle-eyed viewers got their first look at the Infinity Gauntlet in 2011's Thor, where it made a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as a trophy in Odin's weapons vault. (It turned out to be a fake, as revealed in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.) The six Infinity Stones that give the Gauntlet its vast power have been popping up for years, with Thanos determined to possess them all. Here's what we know thus far about each one.
The Space Stone/The Tesseract
The Space Stone (otherwise known as the Tesseract) is the one with the most screen time so far, first showing up in Thor's end-credits scene, then during World War II, when the Red Skull used the Tesseract to create weapons for Hydra. Finally, as we saw in The Avengers, the cube's primary function was revealed to be to create portals and control space.
Current location: With Loki, who stole it from Odin's vault.
The Mind Stone
One of two Infinity Stones on Earth, this yellow gem is responsible for bringing the android Vision to life and giving Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver their powers. Before helping create Vision, it was encased in a scepter that Loki used to control minds in The Avengers.
Current location: Vision's forehead
The Reality Stone/The Aether
As seen in Thor: The Dark World, the Reality Stone is a symbiotic and red-wine-colored liquid called the Aether with devastatingly destructive abilities.
Current location: In the collection of the Collector (Benicio Del Toro).
The Power Stone/The Orb
The stone with the dullest name is also, arguably, the most dangerous one. It vaporizes anyone who touches it, and, as Ronan the Accuser tried demonstrating in Guardians of the Galaxy, it can destroy an entire planet.
Current location: In the custody of the intergalactic peacekeeping force Nova Corps, on the planet Xandar.
The Time Stone/The Eye of Agamotto
Capable of manipulating — well — time, the stone is currently housed in Doctor Strange's mystical Eye of Agamotto. The Sorcerer Supreme used the Eye to trap the evil interdimensional being Dormammu in a time loop.
Current location: New York City, around the neck of Doctor Strange.
The Soul Stone
The only stone that has yet to surface. If it's anything like its comic-book counterpart, it may have the ability to collect and control people's souls and trap them inside itself.
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