The Power Stone is an Infinity Stone that grants you total control over one aspect of the universe, namely unlimited power. The Power Stone is one of the Six Infinity Stone and is used to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet, the mystical artifact that grants its wielder the power to control the entire Marvel Universe.
It is also known as ‘The Orb’. It is purple in color and was first spotted in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. Almost every character was chasing this purple ingot with planet-destroying powers. Taneleer Tivan aka The Collector is a man with a vast collection of powerful cosmic objects secured Reality stone after Thor’s battle with Malekith and almost got hold of Power stone. Gamora was hired by ‘The Collector’ to bring rest of the Outlaws who had the Orb but Star-Lord led the escape from the Collector’s facility and decided to keep Infinity Stone in Xandar’s vaults under the protection of one of the greatest fighting forces ‘Nova Corps’.
In the movie trailer for Infinity War, it is shown that Thanos already possesses the Power Stone when he comes to Earth. It means that Mad Titan must have invaded Xandar and retrieved cosmic singularity from Nova Corps. It is believed that this is the first Infinity stone that he went after and then he blocked the way of Thor’s ship when he was heading to Earth along with Loki, Hulk, and remaining Asgardians after the events of Ragnarok.
Just how powerful is this little trinket?!?! Presenting 10 Incredible facts about the Power Stone we bet you never knew…..
It is the leftover of a God from a previous Universe
Before there was the Marvel Universe, there was the universe that preceded it. The previous Universe also had Cosmic Gods and the Infinity Stones each have a unique connection to that era. The Power Stone’s connection to that era was that it is but a small fragment containing the fraction of a power of a God from the previous universe. Hence, it serves as a bridge between Old Gods and New Gods so that the entire universe remains in order. Galactus aka Devourer of the Worlds belongs to that universe.
The Power Gem can grant you control over all forms of power and energy
Whoever possesses the stone gets access to and control over all forms of energy that ever was is or will be. The Power Stone by itself augments the powers of its user and grants him or her, immense control over all forms of energy. It can also grant its wielder the power to replicate all forms of energy based superpowers. This is the reason why Power stone can literally rip the life out of any planet at the snap of user’s fingers.
It was first wielded by an Elder of the Universe
The Elders of the Universe are ancient beings that happen to be the first of the sentient species of the Universe who managed to control the Power Cosmic for their own ends. One of the Elders called the Champion wielded the Power Stone. He obviously was too much of a brute to realize its true potential and was easily bested by Thanos. Imagine what Thanos can do with it against the human civilization on Planet Earth!
It can increase its user’s strength to Infinite Times
If you hold the Power Stone in your hand, you could potentially wield enough power to swat Superman off like a fly. We are not kidding. The Power Stone not only grants you access to limitless energy but can also channel that energy through your body, giving you enhanced physical attributes amplified forever. The entire Avengers clan can attack Thanos with full force and still they will drop like flies.
Celestials wielded it to pass judgment on worlds
The only known movie that showed the Celestials in the spotlight was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. In the movie, it was told by the Collector that the Power Stone was the instrument used by the Celestials to judge worlds and destroy them if deemed unworthy. While the comic books hold no such knowledge, the movies offer us a necessary insight. So Power stone played the role of an executioner.
Only people of special blood can wield it
The Power Stone is not for everyone. It only allows it to be wielded if the one holding it is deemed worthy by the Stone. Peter Quill aka Star-Lord is the son of Ego, the Living Planet in the MCU. So, his blood has what it takes to wield the Power Stone. Thanos is an Eternal so he is worthy by default. When the unworthy wields the Power Stone, their bodies undergo a massive explosion.
It was once wielded by the Red Skull
The Red Skull is typically a Captain America nemesis. His shrewd tactical intellect gives him an edge in most of his battles with Cap. But sometimes, he dukes it out with the Avengers too. In one occasion, the Red Skull actually stole the Power Stone from Thanos and tried to use it for his own sinister ends.
It acts as a power amplifier for the rest of the Infinity Stones
The Power Stone grants access to all forms of energy. So it is a power source that can provide limitless energy. When the rest of the Stones gain access to the power stone, their powers amplify drastically.
It once corrupted Captain America
The temptation for limitless power is limitless as well. The Power Stone I a thing desired by many. Captain America wants the world to achieve peace and harmony. But why would the world listen to one measly little man?? That is when the Power Stone came into the picture. It almost corrupted Cap with its power but the Avengers managed to get hold of the stone and put it inside an android. Well, Cap is susceptible too.
It has had many, many wielders
The list goes on and on. The Power Stone has had many welders. The list ranges from the Champion, Thanos, Drax, Thor, Magus, Titania, the Stranger, Reed Richards and its current owner – Namor.
Power Stone will be featured in the upcoming Avengers Infinity War which is going to be released on April 27, 2018. The movie is directed by Russo brothers who are a masterful duo when it comes to pulling off big comic-book ensemble movies, Captain America: Civil War is the most noteworthy example. It is produced by Marvel President Kevin Feige and a group of executive producers such as Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The screenplay is written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus.
The official movie synopsis can be read below:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.