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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]].


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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, 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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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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* HappyEndingOverride: ''The Infinity Gauntlet'' ended with Thanos' CallToAgriculture. In this story, he hangs up the agriculture suit and resumes his old activities.

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* {{Epigraph}}: "And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also look into you" - Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. The Magus even became aware of it when it got all powerful.

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''The Infinity War'' is a six-issue limited series published by Marvel Comics in 1992; it was written by Jim Starlin and pencilled by Ron Lim. It was a CrisisCrossover that served as a sequel to ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet.

In the previous story, Adam Warlock subconsciously expelled both good and evil from himself so he could wield the Gauntlet's power using logic alone. His evil side became a new incarnation of Warlock's evil persona, the Magus. The Magus creates evil doppelgangers of Earth's superheroes and, like Thanos before him, tries to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet. His machinations involve Thanos, the Infinity Watch, Galactus, earth's mightiest heroes... and Dr. Doom and Kang, that he never thought about, but got themselves involved anyway.

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

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* 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.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: At the end of ''Infinity War'', Adam Warlock is put in a coma after succeeding in stopping Magus.
* ConflictBall: The second issue has Wolverine show up at the Baxter Building to say Iron Man and Reed Richards are impostors. As everything starts getting tense, Colossus grabs Professor Hulk, who gets annoyed at Captain America standing on his foot, and hurls Piotr across the room, which somehow causes the room to descend into an all-out brawl, even though by that point the duplicates' secrets are out.
* CrisisCrossover: Several titles had crossovers with this miniseries.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: The Magus' BatmanGambit in ''Infinity War'' involves the manipulation of some of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's most powerful cosmic beings, from Galactus up to Eternity and even the Living Tribunal. The Magus himself is outmaneuvered by Adam Warlock and Thanos.
* EnemyMine: The Infinity Watch and earth's heroes must ally with Thanos against the Magus.
* EnemyWithout: The Magus is the evil side of Adam Warlock.
* EvilKnockoff: The many doppelgangers of Earth's heroes created by Magus. Some of them even managed to defeat their good counterparts.
* 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]].
* GodzillaThreshold: The heroes cross it in ''War'' when they decide the only way to stop the Magus is to break out the Gauntlet again. [[spoiler:This was the Magus's plan all along; force them to cross the threshold, then steal the Gauntlet from them.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In ''Infinity War'', we all knew that Doctor Doom and Kang would betray each other, but since Doom WillNotTellALie, one would expect a LoopholeAbuse moment from him. Instead, he just betrays Kang the old way.
* 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.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* 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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