The Infinity Gauntlet: What Can It Actually Do?

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Caution: If you have not/will not watch the official Avengers: Infinity War trailers, I do not suggest you read this.

As you all know, Avengers: Infinity War premiers internationally in just a few days. One key feature of the entire movie is Thanos, and his search for the Infinity Stones. The stones are sources of power. The stones are as follows: Time, Space, Power, Soul, Reality, Mind. The entire MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has been one long story of finding the 6 stones. Thanos has come to Earth in an attempt to recover the 6 stones from the Avengers. I would like to propose a theory concerning the Gauntlet and its potential.

Step 1: The Infinity Stones

The Stones (The Space - Tesseract, Mind, Reality - Aether, Power - Orb, Time - Eye of Agamotto, and Soul), are the power makeup of the Infinity Gauntlet.

The wielder carries, according to Marvel.wikia {}, power that is even stronger than "beings like Eternity, Uatu, Lord Chaos, Master Order, Mistress Love and Sire Hate in the Marvel Universe, Kronos, the Celestials, Death, and Galactus". Combined. This is what makes Thanos so powerful. Even with only 1 or 2 of the stones imbedded in the gauntlet, he still carries more power than the Avengers. From the movie trailer he is noted having the Space and Power stones. The "Orb" was in the Collector's custody. The Tesseract was on Asgard, (Thor takes it at the end of Avengers - the first film - and it is then stolen by Loki at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, before the destruction of Asgard), and it is yet to be seen how Thanos gets a hold of it. There is a clip from the Infinity War trailer showing Loki holding the Tesseract.

Step 2: A Wrinkle in Time

I am diverting from the main topic, but bear with me: there is a reason. If you haven't read "A Wrinkle in Time", I will summarize the point I'm using. Mrs. Whatsit introduces the protagonists to an idea they call "tesser-ing". You've heard that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Right? This idea (tesser) says that the shortest distance is not a straight line. If you can bend Space and Time on a plane, then you can cause two points two meet by warping the natural laws of physics. Naturally, in the book, this idea is explored.

Step 3: Interstellar

This chapter is on Interstellar, if you've seen the film. In the movie, to transport between two galaxies, the astronauts must fly through a "wormhole", located somewhere near Jupiter. The wormhole, created by "them" (in actuality, humans in a 5th dimension), is another example of a space/time warp. They teleport through Space and Time (bent, again on a plane) to the alternative galaxy.

Step 4: The Hidden: Renegades

This is less relevant, because this is my own story, but I have superhuman characters who can, again, manipulate the laws of physics. Known as "warpers", they can bend Time, Space, Gravity, and Matter. Nebulae and Void are two space-warpers. They can warp space, creating solid matter out of theoretical nothing. They can create vacuums. Zero can manipulate Time, much in the same way as Dr. Strange, but without the aid of a power source. Gravitron can manipulate Gravity, leaping great distances, running up walls and ceilings.

Rook is the only one who can manipulate all four laws. He can control space, time, gravity, and matter (although that one isn't explored that much). At any rate, he can manipulate time and space to create a portal, warping nature and existence around his location and his destination until a *SNAP*, and he disappears, only to instantaneously reappear elsewhere.

Step 5: My Point:

What is my point? Why go off on those tangents? Well, what does the gauntlet control? The stones. Namely, the Space and Time stones. What does the gauntlet have the potential for? Teleportation. In theory, if he controlled the Space and Time stones (potentially complemented by the Reality stone), he could instantaneously teleport from point A to point B by the snap of his fingers, bending the fabrics of Space and Time themselves.

I doubt it'll happen in the movie, but it's out there. With those two (possibly three) stones in his control, he could do it.

I hope you enjoyed this article.




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