‘Avengers: Infinity War’: What Is The Soul Stone & What Does It Do?

The Soul Stone is one of the Infinity Stones Thanos needs to complete his plan in Marvel Studio's Avengers: Infinity War.

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Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War

Fans have been familiar with five of the six Infinity Stones prior to the release of Avengers: Infinity War. Fans speculated that the Soul Stone would appear in the third Avengers film and they were right.

The Soul Stone gets the most attention of all the shiny power infused gems and and is the darkest part of the story. After torturing Nebula in front Gamora, the green Daughter of Thanos tells the Mad Titan where to find the Soul Stone. When they arrive they are greeted by none other than the Red Skull. After he held the Tessaract he was transported to guard the Soul Stone and warn those who wish to wield it that a sacrifice is required. The Soul Stone was then retrieved once Thanos sacrificed Gamora’s life to almost complete the Gauntlet.

Later, after Thanos retrieves the Mind Stone from Vision, he does the unthinkable. The Mad Titan snaps his fingers and the half the beings in the universe fade to nothing. Thanos had completed his master plan with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet.

In the comics, the Soul Stone can takeover and even capture a being’s soul. The captured soul ends up occupining a pocket universe within the Soul Stone. Does this mean that Gamora and the rest of the fallen heroes’s souls are trapped inside the Stone? This could be a way to bring back some, if not all the fallen Avengers when the now titled Avengers 4 hits theaters next year.

Here is the synopsis for Marvel‘s Avengers: Infinity War: 

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.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.

Avengers: Infinity War is now playing.