At the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's cosmic history, there were six singularities imbued with immense power. These singularities would come to be known as the Infinity Stones, with each imbued with different abilities. The Mad Titan Thanos collected the Space, Time, Soul, Reality, Mind and Power Stones one by one during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, and when he had all of them, with a snap of his fingers, he eliminated half of all living beings in the universe.
Much like the MCU's characters, almost all of the Infinity Stones appeared in multiple film series as they weaved in and out of the tapestry of Marvel's filmmaking. To casual fans, it might be confusing to figure out just where each of the Stones first appeared, although that changes to an extend thanks to one of Marvel's social media accounts.
A Powerful Marvel Timeline
The official Instagram account for Marvel in the United Kingdom has posted a lengthy timeline of the events surrounding the Power Stone in the MCU. Check out each slide below:
The timeline starts off by detailing the purple Power Stone's creation and early days before it wound up on Morag at the start of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy.
From there, the Stone was picked up by Star-Lord himself and in an alternate timeline, it's taken by fellow Guardian of the Galaxy Nebula.
Shortly after Quill nabs it, the Stone is delivered to Taneleer Tivan, The Collector, on Knowhere.
After the Guardians take the Stone back from the Collector, it falls into the hands of the Kree radical known as Ronan the Accuser.
In the Dance-Off to Save the Universe, Quill makes physical contact with the Power Stone and, with the help of his friends, is able to harness its power to defeat Ronan.
The Stone remains under lock and key in a Nova Corps vault on Xandar until Thanos comes rolling up to take it by force.
Using time travel, the Avengers are able to recollect the Infinity Stones and Dr. Bruce Banner snaps his fingers to blip everyone back safely and soundly.
And finally, after Tony Stark utilizes the Power Stone and its five companions to kill Thanos and take out his vast army, Steve Rogers travels through time, bringing each of them back to their points of origin.
The full timeline can be viewed below:
The Power Of The Infinity Stones
While Thanos obtained the Power Stone before the five other glowing rocks, the purple gem went on quite an intense journey throughout the galaxy in the possession of Celestials and more. It was the fourth stone introduced through the MCU's movies, and it made a big impact in Guardians of the Galaxy before the Mad Titan used it in Infinity War and Endgame.
Will the Power Stone and its equally powerful siblings be seen in the MCU again?
Well, there's always a strong possibility that these artifacts show up in flashbacks. And as seen in Loki on Disney+, the temporal police force known as the Time Variance Authority has a whole drawer full of different Stones from across time. Of course, since the TVA exists outside of both time and space, the Stones are rendered useless and are often used as paperwork by the organization's staff.
It would seem that Marvel Studios intends to keep pushing forward with new stories and leave the six Infinity Stones behind. After all, in the primary MCU, Thanos reduced them each to atoms.
The next project out of the MCU's gate will be Moon Knight, starring fan favorite Oscar Isaac. The series will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting March 30, 2022.