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7Infinity Gauntlet in the MCU

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Aside from the individual stones, we’ve also already seen the Infinity Gauntlet a couple of times in the MCU, and both appearances were mere glimpses of an item which will end up being such a primary focus of the MCU in the coming years.

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most obvious appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet in the MCU was of course during the post-credits scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which Thanos puts on the stoneless gauntlet before saying “Fine, I’ll do it myself,” referring of course to gathering the stones himself. The Mad Titan has seemingly grown weary of underlings who constantly fail him, and is taking matters into his own hands, quite literally. This however, was actually the second time we’d seen the Infinity Gauntlet on screen.

The first time we saw the Infinity Gauntlet in the MCU was in Odin’s trophy room during the first Thor movie. While some may wonder why Thanos is scouring the universe looking for the stones Odin has already apparently assembled, it’s important to note that this appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet was just an on-screen easter egg for fans to geek out over, because the MCU was still young at this point. The trophy room wasn’t intended to be the current location of the Infinity Gauntlet in the MCU, especially once it became clear Mavel was headed in this direction for the climax of their films. The gauntlet in Odin’s trophy room has been explained as merely containing replicas of the Infinity Stones, leaving plenty of fighting over the stones for future movies.

So you’ve got the rundown on the Infinity Gauntlet, the stones, and their place so far in the MCU, but who is this Thanos guy, and what makes him so dangerous in the Marvel Universe?

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