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Avengers: Infinity War catch up: What are the Infinity Stones – and where have they all got to?

After 18 films, 10 years, 2 Hulks and more post-credit scenes than Thor can shake his hammer at, Avengers Infinity War has finally hit Irish cinemas.

But before Thanos’ quest to gather the Infinity Stones continues, we’ve taken a look back at the powerful gems and re-capped on where they all are now.

You remember, don’t you?

For those of you not in the know, there are six stones - Time, Space, Mind, Reality, Power and Soul - and whoever controls all six stones and wields them using the Infinity Gauntlet has the power to reshape reality.

The Space Stone

Colour: Blue

Housed in the Tesseract, it first appears briefly in the Thor post-credits scene. In Captain America: The First Avenger, it is used by the Red Skull to power weaponry developed by Hydra, and in The Avengers it is shown to be capable of space travel, which Loki uses to transport the Chitauri to New York City in an attempt to conquer Earth.

After the Avengers repel the invasion, it is returned to Asgard for safekeeping. In November 2013, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that the Tesseract is the Space Stone.

Current location: Loki spotted the stone in Odin’s Vault towards the end of Thor: Ragnarok.

The Mind Stone

Colour: Yellow

In The Avengers, Thanos gives Loki a scepter that allows him to control people's minds and to project energy. The scepter falls into the hands of Hydra leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who is shown in the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier to have been using it to experiment on humans.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the scepter is revealed to contain the Mind Stone, and has an artificial intelligence that grants sentience to the computer program Ultron, who then incorporates the stone into his "Vision", an android. The Mind Stone can also enhance the user's intelligence, grants the user immense knowledge, and can create new life.

Current location: Last seen at the end of Captain America: Civil War securely placed in the Vision’s forehead.

The Reality Stone

Colour: Red

First introduced as a fluid-like weapon called the Aether in Thor: The Dark World, It is said to be able to destroy the Nine Realms and return the universe to its pre-Big Bang state. The Aether, when bonded with a host, can turn anything into dark matter, and is capable of sucking the life force out of humans and other mortals.

Current location: In the hands of the collector for ‘safekeeping’.

The Power Stone

Colour: Purple

This stone was lying unprotected in planet’s ruins until Peter Quill/ Star Lord recovered it. It is contained within an orb that Ronan the Accuser seeks to find for Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. It is capable of destroying entire civilizations, and Ronan tries to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.

Current location: After the Guardians of the Galaxy stopped Ronan it was entrusted to the Nova Corps.

The Time Stone

Colour: Green

The Time Stone was encased in the Eye of Agamotto by Earth's first sorcerer, Agamotto. A Master of the Mystic Arts can use the Stone to alter and manipulate time. Thousands of years later, in Doctor Strange, Dr. Stephen Strange learns to use the Eye and uses it to save the Earth from Dormammu by trapping the demon in a time loop until he abandons his plans for Earth

Current location: The stone still sits safely under guard of Doctor Strange within the Eye of Agamotto in their secret compound in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Soul Stone

Colour: Orange

The mysterious soul stone was shown in Guardians of the Galaxy but very little is known about this gem. In the comics, it allows the bearer to manipulate the souls of the living, opens up a gateway to an idyllic pocket universe, can steal the powers and abilities of others, and at its full potential gives the user power over all life in the universe.

Current location: Black Panther provides some fairly major clues that that the Soul Stone is in Wakanda.

Where they’ll all end up, you can find out as it's out now in Irish cinemas. Book your tickets here


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