Infinite Destinies is a 2021 Marvel Comics storyline involving, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Cat, Spider-Man (Peter Parker & Miles Morales), The Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The greatest power in the universe has reinvented itself The Infinity Stones will be revealed in "Infinite Destinies" as iconic and new characters clash setting up "Infinity Score" in Black Cat and the destruction or reinvention of the Marvel Universe after that!
Tropes in Infinite Destinies:
- A Day in the Limelight: A lot of the issues in the storyline focus on the host of the Infinity Stone crossing paths with a hero.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Coming off of Heroes Reborn (2021) Nighthawk has captured and brainwashed Nick Fury Jr. to follow his way of thinking and help him gather the Infinity People and use them to bring back his reality.
- The Corrupter: Valg inserts main Thor's knowledge of what Loki will go on to do into a Thor from a universe whose timeline is lagging behind to make that Thor murder Loki, setting into motion a series of events that ends with Thor becoming a hateful warmonger. The plan is to bring him to the main universe to create enough chaos to bring in the rest of his kind.
- Crazy-Prepared: Fortunately for him, Fury has a contingency for brainwashing with a tattoo on his body that triggers a deprogramming trance.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: All we know about Valg is that he's a scout for a species that feeds on chaos originating from a different universe entirely. Curiously, he speaks in the same pseudo-archaic font residents of eight of the Ten Realms speak in.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Clint has this reaction at the party on Alfheim, where the people of the Ten Realms were expecting Spider-Man, who fought alongside the League of Realms, and Thor apparently tried to contact Black Panther and Punisher before settling on Clint.
- Evil Is Petty: While taunting Spider-Man about how she escaped, Star takes the time to add that she's keeping the dog she stole.
- Fighting Spirit: Appropriately enough the power granted by the Soul Stone allows Multitude to create tangible copies of any soul that has ever been in Soul World to fight for them. Due to the limited power Infinity Hosts can manifest, their quantity is inverse to their quality.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: The Soul Stone and its host deem themselves Multitude, for they have facsimiles of every soul that's ever been in Soul World. That's every soul in the universe that existed in the prior event Infinity Warps.
- Mr. Exposition: Even by villain standards, Valg is quite chatty about where he comes from and what he intends to do.
- My Greatest Failure: Overtime, the host of the Time Stone, wants to use his new powers to avert his accidental murder of two innocent senior citizens. It's not too altruistic, as it's more motivated by how he feels he ruined his life, and he doesn't care too much about harming people in his quest because he figures it'll have never happened if he succeeds.
- Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: The Infinity Stones have decided to kind of host themselves into mortal beings.
- Sharing a Body: Instead of simply inhabiting a person, the Soul Stone maintains its classic sapience and practically possesses its host. Its host is then able to converse with it and cut a deal to split control of their body
- Strange Minds Think Alike: Both Black Widow and Overtime say that they would booby-trap their motorcycles.
- Time Abyss: Valg, by his own statement, has been trying to reach Earth-616 for a "really long time". Considering he traveled "one paricle at a time", that's probably not an exaggeration.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Avengers Annual introduces the host of the Soul Stone as an android Walking the Earth to examine humans and determine what a soul is and whether he, in asserting his personhood, has one.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Star decides to use her reality powers to take revenge on everyone in life who wronged her, starting with high school bullies. She uses her cosmic reality-warping powers to mutilate them horrifically, in front of bystanders like children. Naturally, the moment Spider-Man catches wind of this gross irresponsibility, he tries to stop her.
- Wonder Twin Powers: Like the stones themselves, their hosts can only do so much alone. As they work now, proximity to each other to allows them to generate enough power for large scale, indefinite effects.