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Infinity Gauntlet
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Infinity Gauntlet

Summary

The Infinity Gauntlet is a cosmic relic of incredible power that is most frequently associated with the mad god, Thanos. The wielder is granted almost complete power over Space, Time, Energy, Souls, Minds, and the very fabric of reality itself, making it a pivotal factor in many storylines since its introduction.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Likely Low 1-C, possibly Higher

Name: Infinity Gauntlet

Origin: Marvel Comics

Age: Unknown

Classification: Transcendent Gauntlet

Wielders: Thanos, Nebula, Adam Warlock, Reed Richards, Black Panther, Rune, The Illuminati, several others

Powers and Abilities: Reality Warping, Space-Time Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Telepathy, Soul Manipulation (The Soul gem may automatically protect his user), Durability Negation, Precognition & Cosmic Awareness (Users of the gauntlet see time as a repeating loop; whereas others experience the present, the users have already lived that before several times, only allowing themselves to make unimportant mistakes. This applies to characters as fast as several abstracts and a casual The Living Tribunal. It's stated that every moment that ever was or will cascades over the user), Energy Projection & Manipulation, Physics Manipulation, Age Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Biological Manipulation, Explosion Manipulation, BFR, Summoning, Creation, Life & Death Manipulation, Time Stop, Size Manipulation, Portal Creation, Time Travel, Transmutation, Status Effect Inducement, Absorption, Sealing, Duplication, Soul-based Morality Manipulation, Power Bestowal, Teleportation, Cloth Manipulation, Healing, Conceptual Manipulation, Corruption, Avatar Creation, Negation (Adam used the gauntlet to negate Moondragon's telepathy, after losing the gauntlet), Technology Manipulation/Attack Reflection (Magus turned the Ultime Nullifier upon his user), Omnipresence (Magus was stated to be wherever and everything, although this isn't directly demonstrated), Matter Manipulation (Magus used it to play with, destroy and re-form atoms), Clairvoyance (Demonstrated here), Existence Erasure (Magus was going to use it to make Adam cease to be, obliterating all trace of his existence and making everyone unable to remember him due to never have existed), Body Puppetry (Magus manipulated Thanos' body), Nigh-Omniscience (The Infinity Stones were stated to grant the user Omniscience. Thanos claimed to know "all there is to know" because of his possession of the Infinity Gems)

Attack Potency: Likely Low Complex Multiverse level, possibly Higher (The Soul Stone on its own contains an entire Multiverse. Using the Gauntlet, Thanos simultaneously defeated multiple cosmic and universal abstract entities, including Death, Lord Chaos, Master Order, the Stranger, two Celestials, one of which was The One Above All, and Galactus. He also defeated Eternity with the same ease)

Speed: Immeasurable (Those armed with the Infinity Gauntlet are swifter than the Abstracts)

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable

Striking Strength: Likely Low Complex Multiversal, possibly Higher

Durability: Likely Low Complex Multiverse level, possibly Higher

Range: Universal+. Multiversal+, possibly High Multiversal+ via energy ripples

List of Infinity Gems: Soul Gem (Green), Power Gem (Red), Time Gem (Orange), Reality Gem (Yellow), Space Gem (Purple), Mind Gem (Blue)

Weaknesses: Cannot work outside the universe it comes from (For example, the IG of 616 will not work outside of U616). The Gems can be removed, rendering the Gauntlet inert if they are somehow all displaced.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Time Gem: Allows the user total control over all aspects of time including time travel, stopping time, slowing down or speed up the flow of time and to accelerate or slow down aging.
  • Space Gem: Grants limitless manipulation of space in all of the universe, allowing for teleportation, dimensional manipulation, creation of wormholes, etc.
  • Reality Gem: Locally or universally alters the natural laws of the universe to the wielders will (i.e Reality Warping).
  • Power Gem: Controls all of the power in the universe. It can be used to augment or inhibit any force.
  • Mind Gem: Taps the user into the universal consciousness, allowing for unlimited manipulation of psionic powers including telepathy and telekinesis.

Note: While the Infinity Gauntlet is treated as merely Universal during Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four Run, this claim is contradicted by the Gauntlet's virtually every feat, both before and afterwards, and as such is ignored.

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