The Infinity Stones’ Origin Finally Makes Sense (& Can Work in the MCU)

This article contains SPOILERS for Defenders Beyond #2

The mysterious Infinity Stones finally have an origin story of their own – along with the all-powerful Celestials of Eternals fame, and the two are inextricably connected. The six stones (called gems in the comics until very recently) are ferociously-powerful items that allow a wielder to control a fundamental aspect of the Marvel Universe (Space, Time, Reality, Mind, Soul and Power). Defenders Beyond #2 reveals important facts about both the stones and the Celestials – as well as their dark purpose in both the MCU and the comics.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the …