10What is the Infinity Gauntlet?
As everything relating to the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins to ramp towards Avengers: Infinity War, the Infinity Gauntlet will be taking on a more prominent role in the events surrounding the MCU. So what’s so special about this gauntlet, and why does Thanos
desire to possess it?
The Infinity Gauntlet (when fully assembled) is arguably the most power item in the Marvel universe, giving its wearer the power to basically do whatever the hell they want. If you desire half of the beings in the entire universe to simply disappear with only a thought, the Infinity Gauntlet can make that happen. The item is so powerful that even when in the hands of the good guys it can be dangerous, and seldom is anyone allowed to possess and control all of the Infinity Stones - the gems contained within the gauntlet, which are the real power here.
That’s right, the gauntlet itself is merely a tool used to harness the power of the Infinity Stones, much like Ronan the Accuser’s hammer was used to hold the power of one stone in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. But when in possession of the Infinity Gauntlet and all six stones, the wearer can pretty much shape the known universe to their liking, and that’s extra scary in the hands of someone like the Mad Titan Thanos.
So in order to truly understand the Infinity Gauntlet, we must first take a look at the Infinity Stones themselves.