- Harsher in Hindsight: It's really hard not to wince at seeing Cyclops fighting alongside the Scarlet Witch and Captain America coming to his side when he's seemingly killed after things like House of M and Avengers Vs. X-Men.
- Tough Act to Follow: Jim Starlin has every cosmic book given to him compared to Infinity Gauntlet. His later work is rarely compared to the original series in a favorable light.
- Villain Sue: Thanos has been considered as such by some fans, since he is basically unstoppable for most of Infinity Gauntlet. Justified in that he is using an artifact making him omnipotent; anyone would be invincible in this situation, as Thanos himself mentions when Nebula gets her hands on it.
It was only a matter of time before Nebula gained the upper hand. She possesses the Power Infinite. With such might, any dullard would eventually prove victorious.