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* Sequel Hook: At the end of the story, Thanos muses that while Warlock's evil side was defeated, his ''good'' side still remains a threat, setting the stage for ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade''.

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* Sequel Hook: SequelHook: At the end of the story, Thanos muses that while Warlock's evil side was defeated, his ''good'' side still remains a threat, setting the stage for ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade''.

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* Sequel Hook: At the end of the story, Thanos muses that while Warlock's evil side was defeated, his ''good'' side still remains a threat, setting the stage for ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade''.

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* TheUnreveal: The Reality Gem [[spoiler:which turns out to be a fake]] is attached to the Infinity Gauntlet among the others, but we still don't find out who Warlock trusted to guard it, as Warlock gets it from its guardian off-panel. Still, given all the hints it's not too difficult to guess who this mystery person is, and Starlin would eventually reveal the guardian's identity during the ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'' event.

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* TheUnreveal: The Reality Gem [[spoiler:which turns out to be a fake]] is attached to the Infinity Gauntlet among the others, other Gems, but we still don't find out who Warlock trusted to guard it, as Warlock gets it from its guardian off-panel. Still, given all the hints dropped in this story, it's not too difficult to guess who this mystery person is, and Starlin would eventually reveal the guardian's identity during the ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'' event.


* TheUnreveal: The Reality Gem [[spoiler:which turns out to be a fake]] is attached to the Infinity Gauntlet among the others, but we still don't find out who Warlock trusted to guard it, as Warlock gets it from its guardian off-panel. Still, given all the hints it's not too difficult to guess who this mystery person is. Starlin would eventually reveal the guardian's identity in the ''Warlock Chronicles'' spinoff: it's [[spoiler:Thanos]].

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* TheUnreveal: The Reality Gem [[spoiler:which turns out to be a fake]] is attached to the Infinity Gauntlet among the others, but we still don't find out who Warlock trusted to guard it, as Warlock gets it from its guardian off-panel. Still, given all the hints it's not too difficult to guess who this mystery person is. is, and Starlin would eventually reveal the guardian's identity in during the ''Warlock Chronicles'' spinoff: it's [[spoiler:Thanos]].
''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'' event.


* TheStarscream: Thanos's doppelganger to the Magus. The duplicate was so perfect, it immediately set about to manipulating the Magus, letting him assemble the Gauntlet, and then double-crossing him at the last second. He didn't count on the original defeating him in the fight for the identity of the inimitable "Thanos."

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* TheStarscream: Thanos's doppelganger to the Magus. The duplicate was so perfect, it immediately set about to manipulating the Magus, letting him assemble the Gauntlet, and then double-crossing him at the last second. He didn't count on the original defeating him in the fight for the identity of the inimitable "Thanos.""
* TheUnreveal: The Reality Gem [[spoiler:which turns out to be a fake]] is attached to the Infinity Gauntlet among the others, but we still don't find out who Warlock trusted to guard it, as Warlock gets it from its guardian off-panel. Still, given all the hints it's not too difficult to guess who this mystery person is. Starlin would eventually reveal the guardian's identity in the ''Warlock Chronicles'' spinoff: it's [[spoiler:Thanos]].

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* LookBehindYou: Subverted in a tie-in issue of ComicBook/FantasticFour. As The Puppet Master is being confronted by The Thing, Puppet Master shockedly tells the Thing that a monstrous massive figure is behind him. Thing doesn't buy it- and then gets clobbered by his {{evil twin}}.


* RedSkiesCrossover: Some Marvel series included brief appearances of the heroes' doppelgangers, but nothing else related to the main plot. The Fantastic Four were an exception: they fought against the doppelgangers, and then basically retold the whole story [[SwitchingPOV from their own point of view]]. And Galactus' mind scan of the heroes, a mere trivial procedure in the crossover, awakens Malice (Susan Storm's evil side), who takes over her body; a plot point that would last for many months afterwards.

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* RedSkiesCrossover: Some Marvel series included brief appearances of the heroes' doppelgangers, but nothing else related to the main plot. The Fantastic Four were an exception: they fought against the doppelgangers, and then basically retold the whole story [[SwitchingPOV from their own point of view]]. And Galactus' mind scan of the heroes, a mere trivial procedure in the crossover, awakens Malice (Susan Storm's evil side), who takes over her body; a plot point that would last for many months afterwards. It also showed what happened to the real Mr. Fantastic and Iron Man after they were replaced by their doubles, which isn't answered in the main series.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Spider-Man appears prominently on the first issue's cover and the promotional images, but gets taken out by the false Iron Man in the second issue and isn't seen again for the rest of the book. Later materials show that after recovering he's dealing with events in ''Web of Spider-Man'' around the same time the other heroes are all involved in this series, mainly dealing with both the Spider-Doppelganger's return and Venom.


* SpotlightStealingSquad: On paper, this is a CrisisCrossover, starring the most important heroes of Marvel Comics. Actually, it is a story of Thanos, Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch; the other heroes are just either CannonFodder in someone else's big plan, or incompetent bufoons that get in the way and can't do any harm or take part in the bad guy's defeat.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: On paper, this is a CrisisCrossover, starring the most important heroes of Marvel Comics. Actually, it is a story of Thanos, Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch; the other heroes are just either CannonFodder in someone else's big plan, or incompetent bufoons that get in the way and can't do any harm or take part in the bad guy's defeat.defeat.
* TheStarscream: Thanos's doppelganger to the Magus. The duplicate was so perfect, it immediately set about to manipulating the Magus, letting him assemble the Gauntlet, and then double-crossing him at the last second. He didn't count on the original defeating him in the fight for the identity of the inimitable "Thanos."


* BreakoutCharacter: Out of all of the evil hero clones. Spider-Man's Doppelganger went on to become part of Carnage's gang. He's still around as of 2012.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Out of all of the evil hero clones. clones, Spider-Man's Doppelganger went on to become part of Carnage's gang. He's still around as of 2012.



* GambitPileup: The Magus' plan to get the Gauntlet sets off alarm bells everywhere. The heroes of Earth and various cosmic entities have their own diverging opinions about how the gems should be used or protected. Doom and Kang form a temporary alliance to beat him to it. It eventually turns out that the Magus' plan is ridiculously complicated, depending on ''all'' the above {{Unwitting Pawn}}s. And yet it would have worked if [[spoiler: the Warlock and Thanos hadn't anticipated it and kept one Gem hidden]].

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* GambitPileup: The Magus' plan to get the Gauntlet sets off alarm bells everywhere. The heroes of Earth and various cosmic entities have their own diverging opinions about how the gems should be used or protected. Doom and Kang form a temporary alliance to beat him to it. It eventually turns out that the Magus' plan is ridiculously complicated, depending on ''all'' the above {{Unwitting Pawn}}s. And yet it would have worked if [[spoiler: the Warlock and Thanos hadn't anticipated it and kept one Gem hidden]].


[[caption-width-right:350:LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters... and the actual hero of the story [[SpotlightStealingSquad is not even there]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters... and the actual hero of the story [[SpotlightStealingSquad is not even there]]]]there.]]]]


In 2018, a new crossover event called ''Infinity Wars'' will be released. While it does share the name, plenty of the main characters involved and even some of the subplots from this one, ''Wars'' isn't considered a direct sequel of this event or Crusade. Also, while The film ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has the name of this comic, it is actually more of an adaptation of The Infinity Gauntlet story. It's named this way just because of RuleOfCool.

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In 2018, a new crossover event called ''Infinity Wars'' will be released. While it does share the name, plenty of the main characters involved and even some of the subplots from this one, ''Wars'' isn't considered a direct sequel of this event or Crusade. Also, while The the film ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has the name of this comic, it is actually more of an adaptation of The Infinity Gauntlet story. It's named this way just because of RuleOfCool.


The film ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has the name of this comic, but it is an adaptation of The Infinity Gauntlet. It's named this way just because of RuleOfCool.

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In 2018, a new crossover event called ''Infinity Wars'' will be released. While it does share the name, plenty of the main characters involved and even some of the subplots from this one, ''Wars'' isn't considered a direct sequel of this event or Crusade. Also, while The film ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has the name of this comic, but it is actually more of an adaptation of The Infinity Gauntlet.Gauntlet story. It's named this way just because of RuleOfCool.


The story is followed by ''The Infinity Crusade''.

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The story is followed by ''The Infinity Crusade''.''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade''.

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