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12th Feb '17 9:32:09 PM BookReaderUSA
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* LiveActionAdaptation: TheStinger to ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals that the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is headed towards at least a [[AdaptationDistillation very loose adaptation]], while also revealing that we'd already been introduced to two of the stones. Subsequent films have identified four of the six: [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Tesseract]], which holds the Space stone; [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld the Aether]], which holds the Reality stone; [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the Orb]], which holds the Power stone; [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Scepter]] and [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheVision]], which take turns holding the Mind stone, and [[spoiler:Film/DoctorStrange the Eye of Agomoto]] which holds the Time Stone. [[spoiler:Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron shows the Gauntlet itself for the first time, as well as Thanos getting fed up with so many failed attempts sending others after the stones, vowing to gather them himself.]]

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* LiveActionAdaptation: TheStinger The Stingers to ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals that the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is headed towards at least a [[AdaptationDistillation very loose loose]] [[PragmaticAdaptation adaptation]], while also revealing that we'd already been introduced to two of the stones. Subsequent films have identified four of the six: [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Tesseract]], which holds the Space stone; [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld the Aether]], which holds the Reality stone; [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the Orb]], which holds the Power stone; [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Scepter]] and [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheVision]], which take turns holding the Mind stone, and [[spoiler:Film/DoctorStrange the Eye of Agomoto]] which holds the Time Stone. [[spoiler:Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron shows the Gauntlet itself for the first time, as well as Thanos getting fed up with so many failed attempts sending others after the stones, vowing to gather them himself.]]
3rd Feb '17 1:40:10 AM StevieWillShowYou
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A six-issue limited series by Creator/MarvelComics, published in 1991, written by Jim Starlin, pencilled by George Pérez and inked by Ron Lim.

ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, the mad Titan, collected the Infinity Gems before the story started. The gems are cosmic {{MacGuffin}}s that each granting their wielder great power over an aspect of the universe. There are six gems: Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Power and Reality. When Thanos puts them all on his glove, they form the Infinity Gauntlet, granting him [[AGodAmI power]] [[PhysicalGod over]] [[OhCrap basically everything]]. Thanos had long been in love with the incarnation of Death and this miniseries is about him trying to use his ultimate power to woo her. He starts by killing ''half the population of the universe in a second''. The heroes of Earth (and, eventually, basically everywhere else) come for him, led by Captain America and [[CrystalDragonJesus Adam Warlock]]. In the ensuing battle, he turns off most of the gems [[WillfullyWeak just to prove that he can still do a lot of damage with just one]].

In the end, [[ForegoneConclusion the good guys win]] and manage to [[ResetButton fix the damage Thanos did]], but this 1991 miniseries spawned an ongoing series, two more miniseries that make up a trilogy with this, and cemented the reputation of everyone who worked on it. It was also adapted into two video games by Capcom -- an arcade fighting game which serves as a prologue of sorts to the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever series, and a more traditional platformer with some fighting elements on the SNES. In 2015, a new ''Infinity Gauntlet'' mini-series will be launched as part of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. Descriptions of the sequels follow:

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A ''The Infinity Gauntlet'' is a six-issue limited series by Creator/MarvelComics, published by Creator/MarvelComics in 1991, 1991; it was written by Jim Starlin, pencilled by George Pérez Pérez, and inked by Ron Lim.

Lim. Its success, both critical and financial, cemented the reputations of everyone who worked on it.

Before the story begins,
ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, the mad Titan, has collected the Infinity Gems before the story started. The gems are Gems--six cosmic {{MacGuffin}}s that each granting grant their wielder great power over an aspect a different part of the universe. There are six gems: Time, universe (Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Power Power, and Reality. Reality). When Thanos puts them all on his glove, they form create the Infinity Gauntlet, granting which gives him [[AGodAmI power]] [[PhysicalGod over]] [[OhCrap basically everything]]. Thanos had long been in love with the incarnation of Death and this miniseries after having been resurrected; ''The Infinity Gauntlet'' is literally about him Thanos trying to use his ultimate godly power to woo her. He starts court Death. When Death refuses to even acknowledge Thanos's newfound power, the Titan steps up his game by killing erasing ''half the population of the universe in entire universe'' with a second''. The mere thought. Entire worlds and civilizations are torn asunder by Thanos's power--including Earth, which faces assumed annihilation as a result of power unleashed by the Infinity Gems.

Earth's remaining
heroes of Earth (and, eventually, basically everywhere else) (and a few villains) soon come for him, led by Captain America together to plan an attack against Thanos, hoping to catch him off-guard and stop him before he destroys all existence. Aiding Earth's attack force is [[CrystalDragonJesus Adam Warlock]]. Warlock]], who had been trapped inside one of the Gems and knows Thanos better than anyone save Thanos himself. (Warlock's plan is more of a distraction than an actual attempt to stop Thanos; he knows the heroes are doomed to fail.) Across the universe, other cosmic beings--including Galactus--prepare their own coordinated attack on the mad Titan.

When Earth's assault begins, Thanos uses all the powers of the Gems to lay waste to his attackers.
In the ensuing midst of battle, he turns is convinced to turn off most of the gems [[WillfullyWeak just to prove that he can still do a lot of damage with just one]].

In
one]]. After he defeats the end, last of Earth's forces, the cosmic entities try to have their way with him--but Thanos outpowers them all and soon takes the place of Eternity. [[spoiler:That proves to be Thanos's undoing: His daughter, Nebula, takes the Gauntlet off his now-lifeless body and [[ResetButton resets everything back to the way it had been one day before the fight]]. After another brief fight, Adam Warlock manages to gain control of the Gauntlet, and [[ForegoneConclusion all is set right in the good guys win]] and manage to [[ResetButton fix the damage Thanos did]], but this 1991 miniseries universe again]].]]

''Infinity Gauntlet''
spawned an ongoing series, two more miniseries that make up ultimately created a trilogy trilogy, and another miniseries with this, and cemented the reputation of everyone who worked on it. It was also adapted same name that tied into two video games by Capcom -- an arcade fighting game which serves as a prologue of sorts to the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever series, and a more traditional platformer with some fighting elements on the SNES. In 2015, a new ''Infinity Gauntlet'' mini-series will be launched as part of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. Descriptions of the sequels follow:
''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'':

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The sequel of the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' saga. During Adam Warlock's brief period of power, he [[RetCon subconsciously expelled both good and evil from himself]] to be ruled by logic alone. His evil side becomes a new incarnation of Warlock's evil persona, the Magus, who creates evil doppelgangers of Earth's superheroes and, like Thanos before him, tries to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet. While the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' began with Thanos assembling the gauntlet and was all about how he used it, this series is about the Magus's quest to assemble it.

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The In the sequel of to the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' saga. During saga, Adam Warlock's brief period of power, he Warlock [[RetCon subconsciously expelled both good and evil from himself]] to be ruled by so he could wield the Gauntlet's power using logic alone. His evil side becomes became a new incarnation of Warlock's evil persona, the Magus, who Magus. The Magus creates evil doppelgangers of Earth's superheroes and, like Thanos before him, tries to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet. While the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' began with Thanos assembling having assembled the gauntlet and was all about how he used it, Gauntlet, this series is about the Magus's quest to assemble it.



The antagonist of this miniseries is the Goddess, the good part of Warlock, created at the same time as the Magus. She tries to use the power of Cosmic Cubes and {{Cult}}like MoreThanMindControl to subvert Earth's more idealistic heroes to serve her against the rest to establish a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Utopia by any means necessary]]. Defeating her required the help of [[EnemyMine Mephisto]].

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The antagonist of this miniseries is the Goddess, the good part of Warlock, Warlock who was created at the same time as the Magus. She tries to use the power of Cosmic Cubes and {{Cult}}like MoreThanMindControl to subvert Earth's more idealistic heroes to serve into serving her against the rest to so she can establish a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Utopia by any means necessary]]. Defeating her required the help of [[EnemyMine Mephisto]].



During the events of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', a young girl named Anwen Bakian discovers one of the Infinity Gems on Battleworld. She soon ends up embroiled in a conflict involving Thanos and Star-Lord, and becomes a member of the defunct Comicbook/{{Nova}} Corps.

Will have a 2018 / 2019 LiveActionAdaptation duology, ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. See also ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems'', a {{Capcom}} BeatEmUp/ PlatformGame, and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', the {{Capcom}} FightingGame; both are based loosely on the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' storyline.

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During the events of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', a young girl named Anwen Bakian discovers one of the Infinity Gems on Battleworld. She soon soon
ends up embroiled in a conflict involving Thanos and Star-Lord, and becomes a member of the defunct Comicbook/{{Nova}} Corps.

Will have a 2018 / 2019 LiveActionAdaptation duology, ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. See also ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems'', a {{Capcom}} BeatEmUp/ PlatformGame, and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', the {{Capcom}} FightingGame; both are based loosely on the ''Infinity Gauntlet'' storyline.
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''Infinity Gauntlet'' was loosely adapted into two video games by {{Capcom}}. The first, ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems'', is a BeatEmUp[=/=]PlatformGame for the SNES. The second, ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', is an arcade FightingGame; it followed ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and paved the way for the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever series.

The ''Infinity Gauntlet'' storyline will serve as the underlying basis for Marvel's 2018[=/=]2019 LiveActionAdaptation duology, ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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17th Dec '16 6:06:11 AM Yozzy
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* DistaffCounterpart: Believe it or not, Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to create an AmazonianBeauty female version of himself in the form of Terraxia the Terrible in an attempt to replace Death as his consort. She apparently has all of his (non-Infinity Gauntlet) powers as well, in that she is easily able to [[spoiler: slay Iron Man and Spider-Man.]] Of course, [[spoiler:Thanos forgot the RequiredSecondaryPower of ''breathing in space'' and she's killed when Nebula sends the two into exile in deep space.]]

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* DistaffCounterpart: Believe it or not, Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to create an AmazonianBeauty female version of himself in the form of Terraxia the Terrible in an attempt [[OperationJealousy to replace goad Death as his consort.into jealousy]]. She apparently has all of his (non-Infinity Gauntlet) powers as well, in that she is easily able to [[spoiler: slay Iron Man and Spider-Man.]] Of course, [[spoiler:Thanos forgot the RequiredSecondaryPower of ''breathing in space'' and she's killed when Nebula sends the two into exile in deep space.space just a few issues after he created her.]]



* DrunkOnPower: A downside to the Infinity Gauntlet is that omniscience can overwhelm the user, making them, to the very least, prone to errors in judgement. [[spoiler: This made him easier to manipulate, and fight the Avengers while voluntarily underpowered, allowing Adam Warlock to simply wait for him to raise his hand to buzz by with the Silver Surfer and simply grab the gauntlet off of him. Mephisto was doing essentially the same thing, but biding his time for an opportunity. Neither worked, but after the fight, Thanos recreated his mind as a cosmic entity, but leaving his body where he sat ''with the gauntlet still on.'' This allowed Nebula to simply take it off of him and become the new bearer. Omniscience was even harder on her, [[IdiotBall making her even more prone to lapses in judgment]], but more than compensated by being all-powerful. When she first had it, Warlock was fearful that the power would be so overwhelming that she might be DrivenToSuicide, possibly ending the universe with herself, but it turns out his fears were unfounded.]]



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%%* * NoManShouldHaveThisPower: The ending.Defied, [[spoiler: Adam Warlock ends up the bearer of the gauntlet at the end, and he intends to use it well. In the epilogue, he set his animosity aside and briefly visits Thanos (who, at the end of it all, ended up surviving the events) and asks for advice. When Adam leaves, Thanos, for his part, is relieved to be rid of the gauntlet]].
14th Nov '16 3:08:37 PM TheMoccasinKing
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* SpannerInTheWorks: During ''Infinity War'' every single character involved, from Earth's heroes to cosmic entities like Galactus, are observed and flawlessly manipulated by Magus until the absolute last second of his plan. But Doctor Doom and Kang manage not only to figure out what's going on and track down Magus's lair independent of anyone else and without Magus's knowledge, but also to [[spoiler: ambush and ''defeat'' Magus before his scheme comes to fruition. The ''only'' thing that saves Magus and prevents Doom from obtaining the Infinity Gauntlet is Doom's demand that Magus put it down "very slowly"... allowing Eternity time to reverse his restriction of its usage elsewhere and giving Magus Godhood at the very last second.]]
7th Nov '16 6:20:49 AM KrspaceT
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* LiveActionAdaptation: TheStinger to ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals that the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is headed towards at least a [[AdaptationDistillation very loose adaptation]], while also revealing that we'd already been introduced to two of the stones. Subsequent films have identified four of the six: [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Tesseract]], which holds the Space stone; [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld the Aether]], which holds the Reality stone; [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the Orb]], which holds the Power stone; and [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Scepter]] and [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheVision]], which take turns holding the Mind stone. [[spoiler:Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron shows the Gauntlet itself for the first time, as well as Thanos getting fed up with so many failed attempts sending others after the stones, vowing to gather them himself.]]

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* LiveActionAdaptation: TheStinger to ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' reveals that the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is headed towards at least a [[AdaptationDistillation very loose adaptation]], while also revealing that we'd already been introduced to two of the stones. Subsequent films have identified four of the six: [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Tesseract]], which holds the Space stone; [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld the Aether]], which holds the Reality stone; [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the Orb]], which holds the Power stone; and [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the]] [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Scepter]] and [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheVision]], which take turns holding the Mind stone.stone, and [[spoiler:Film/DoctorStrange the Eye of Agomoto]] which holds the Time Stone. [[spoiler:Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron shows the Gauntlet itself for the first time, as well as Thanos getting fed up with so many failed attempts sending others after the stones, vowing to gather them himself.]]
28th Sep '16 11:02:46 AM silverbolt1
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** Thanos [[spoiler:scams Mephisto at the end of ''Infinity Crusade''. "You wanted a cosmic cube but didn't specify it had to be functioning..."]] This leads to a BadassBoast from Thanos: [[spoiler: "Even devils must be careful when making a deal with Thanos of Titan."]]

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** Thanos [[spoiler:scams Mephisto at the end of ''Infinity Crusade''. "You wanted a cosmic cube but [[ExactWords didn't specify it had to be functioning...functioning]]..."]] This leads to a BadassBoast from Thanos: [[spoiler: "Even devils must be careful when making a deal with Thanos of Titan."]]
24th Sep '16 12:47:40 PM nombretomado
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In the end, [[ForegoneConclusion the good guys win]] and manage to [[ResetButton fix the damage Thanos did]], but this 1991 miniseries spawned an ongoing series, two more miniseries that make up a trilogy with this, and cemented the reputation of everyone who worked on it. It was also adapted into two video games by Capcom -- an arcade fighting game which serves as a prologue of sorts to the CapcomVsWhatever series, and a more traditional platformer with some fighting elements on the SNES. In 2015, a new ''Infinity Gauntlet'' mini-series will be launched as part of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. Descriptions of the sequels follow:

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In the end, [[ForegoneConclusion the good guys win]] and manage to [[ResetButton fix the damage Thanos did]], but this 1991 miniseries spawned an ongoing series, two more miniseries that make up a trilogy with this, and cemented the reputation of everyone who worked on it. It was also adapted into two video games by Capcom -- an arcade fighting game which serves as a prologue of sorts to the CapcomVsWhatever VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever series, and a more traditional platformer with some fighting elements on the SNES. In 2015, a new ''Infinity Gauntlet'' mini-series will be launched as part of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015''. Descriptions of the sequels follow:
19th Jun '16 3:12:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* MassResurrection: Approximately half of the universe is killed, but they're resurrected by the end of the series.
5th May '16 10:49:07 AM morenohijazo
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!''Infinity Gauntlet'', ''Infinity War'' and ''Infinity Crusade'' provide examples of:

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!''Infinity !!''Infinity Gauntlet'', ''Infinity War'' and ''Infinity Crusade'' provide examples of:



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%%** Thanos' doppelganger to the Magus.
%%** Mephisto, to Thanos, in ''Gauntlet''.


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* SpoilerCover: A large plot point of ''Infinity War'' is that the heroes fighting the Magus have no idea what his end goal actually ''is''. Both the heroes and the reader are meant to be surprised by the revelation. But if you glance at the back cover of the trade paperback, you'll find out instantly.


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%%* TheStarscream:
%%** Thanos' doppelganger to the Magus.
%%** Mephisto, to Thanos, in ''Gauntlet''.
7th Apr '16 6:00:05 PM twingle93
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*** Even more egregious is the fifth member of the people found by Strange, Dr. Doom. Doom attempts to steal the Gauntlet and is violently repulsed, but still combat capable. He takes another shot at Thanos a few pages later, proclaiming only death will stop him. Thanos promises him that death, then we cut to Adam and the Surfer, and when we cut back Thanos is battling Cyclops and the Scarlet Witch with no sign of Doom. Doom then appears in the background of one panel several pages later (without lines and with his cloak [[OffModel having somehow grown back from being destroyed]]), and then he vanishes completely until he turns up with Strange, with no idea of what his actual fate was, considering the last man standing is Captain America.

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*** Even more egregious is the fifth member of the people found by Strange, Dr. Doom. Doom attempts to steal the Gauntlet and is violently repulsed, but still combat capable. He takes another shot at Thanos a few pages later, proclaiming only death will stop him. Thanos promises him that death, then we cut to Adam and the Surfer, and when we cut back Thanos is battling Cyclops and the Scarlet Witch with no sign of Doom. Doom then appears in the background of one panel several pages later (without lines and with his cloak [[OffModel having somehow grown back from being destroyed]]), and then he vanishes completely until he turns up with Strange, with no idea of what his actual fate was, considering the last man standing is Captain America. Doom's fate is only revealed in tie-in issue Dr Strange#34 and is explained that Thanos fused Doom's armor together and rendered him comatose, requiring Strange to seek out the monks that helped Doom construct his armor so that they can free him.
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