The Infinity Stones will once again be important to Avengers: Endgame, but do they each actually represent a different Avenger? For the last ten years, Marvel Studios has largely used the Marvel Cinematic Universe to tell the story of the original six members of the Avengers. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye have been at the forefront of the story - and the same can almost be said about the Infinity Stones.
Although Kevin Feige didn't have this planned at the time, the MCU has been setting up Infinity Stones since 2011 saw the Tesseract make the first of many appearances. It was later revealed that the Tesseract is the Space Stone, one of six Infinity Stones - the most powerful artifacts ever created. The Space, Mind, Time, Soul, Reality, and Power Stones allow whoever can wield their power complete control over their specified area.
Their combined power was recently put on display in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped half of the universe's population away in the process. Reversing this act is believed to be the main goal of the Avengers come Endgame, as they all have personal stakes in the matter based on those lost. As they attempt to track them down, will there be a great significance to them? In the latest Screen Rant video, we discuss the idea that the Infinity Stones have special connections to each of the original six members of the Avengers.
Based on this theory, Iron Man is represented by the Mind Stone based on his genius level intellect; Hulk is represented by the Power Stone based on his own incredible strength; Thor is represented by the Space Stone based on his Asgardian nature and reign over the cosmos; Captain America is represented by the Time Stone based on him being out of his own time; Black Widow is represented by the Reality Stone based on her ability to her being rooted in reality and change how people perceive her; and Hawkeye is represented by the Soul Stone because he is the literal soul of the Avengers and could be the MVP of Endgame.
Whether by design or coincidence, the theory could make the end of Phase 3 all the more powerful. It was partially because of an Infinity Stone that the Avengers formed, so they've in some way always been linked to these ancient artifacts. However, will the original six Avengers alone be enough to stop Thanos? Maybe not, so the theory that they'll then have to try and share the power among themselves could prove to be true. With Avengers: Endgame set to hit theaters in just a few more months, it won't be too long before we know just how linked (or not) the original Avengers are to the Infinity Stones.
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