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A lot goes on in Avengers: Infinity War — our favorite superheroes suit up, fight (to the death in some cases), and some even appear from dark corners with impressive new beards (hi, Steve Rogers, how you doin'?). Facial hair aside, the rest of the plot revolves around Thanos's quest for the Infinity Stones and his desire to decimate half of the universe with a single snap of his fingers.
Well, we all know how that ends, and on April 26, we'll finally learn what the Avengers' next move is in Avengers: Endgame. But before that — and all the chaos that will no doubt ensue with the premiere of the end of the MCU's first "phase," — we need to make sure we're all on the same page. We may not know what's going down in Endgame, but there's no doubt that the Infinity Stones will play a huge part in the story. In case you're not sure what those are or need a refresher, we're here to help.
What Are the Stones?
The Infinity Stones, known as Infinity Gems in the comics, are six cosmic powerhouses, each with a specific power. Lucky for us, we've come across all six in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Tesseract/Space Stone, the Mind Stone, the Aether/Reality Stone, the Orb/Power Stone, the Eye of Agamotto/Time Stone and the Soul Stone, which made its debut appearance in Infinity War. Twitter user mantia helpfully put together a graphic of the known stones and their locations (though there have obviously been a few updates since Thor: Ragnarok).
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Where Were The Stones Before Infinity War?
Before Thanos collects all the Infinity Stones, they're scattered across the universe. On Earth, Vision and Doctor Strange each possess a stone. The yellow Mind Stone is first seen in the Chitauri scepter in The Avengers and...
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