10. The Infinity Watch
In the aftermath of “The Infinity Gauntlet Saga” in the comics, Adam Warlock gained possession of the gauntlet and all the gems. However, the ability to have virtual Godhood proved to be very tempting. The cosmic beings of the universe declared a trial to see if Warlock should have the right to retain the gauntlet. The Living Tribunal declared that the Infinity Gems should not be used in conjunction by one individual, Warlock agreed to share the gems with a specific team in order to remove temptation and keep the gems safe. Some of those members included Gamora, Drax The Destroyer, Thanos (unofficially) and Moondragon (who was a member of the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy). The team declared themselves the “Infinity Watch” and safeguarded the gems. Since Adam Warlock is not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (well, not yet), the aftermath of the Infinity War will probably play out different in the films. Wouldn’t it be interesting if the Guardians of the MCU were the new Infinity Watch, and they would have to safeguard all of the cosmos by guarding (and not selfishly using) the gems?