7 Things You Didn't Know About Marvel's SECRET Infinity Stone

A look back at the most secret artefact in Marvel history.

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The Infinity Stones are the most desired artefacts/MacGuffins in Marvel Comics. These six crystals represent the six elements of the universe; Time, Space, Reality, Mind, Power, Soul. Harbouring one of them will allow the wielder to have unlimited control over that corresponding element. Possessing the six Stones will make one become god-like. After their appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, fans would naturally assume the Stones are the most powerful artefacts in the universe.

But there is something far greater in power lurking in the Marvel Universe - the secret seventh Infinity Stone, the Ego Stone.

When comic fans first hear about it, they react like it's an urban legend. "That can't be true!" "I've read tons of comics and have never heard of an another Infinity Stone!" "How come it wasn't mentioned in stories like The Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity, Infinity Wars?" "Why has Thanos never referred to it or sought it out?' "Where is it?" "What does it do?"

All these questions and more will be answered in this article. (Although these artefacts have been known as The Soul Gems and The Infinity Gems in the past, they will be referred to as The Infinity Stones to avoid confusion.)


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