Avengers: Infinity War – This Brand New Fan Theory Might Be The Explanation For Odin’s Fake Infinity Gauntlet


A brand new fan theory claims to have found the answer to how Odin had a fake Infinity Gauntlet in the MCU and how did Thanos manage to get hold of the real object before Avengers: Infinity War.

The vault of Odin that we see in Thor movies is sort of an Easter Egg set of the mighty Marvel objects. The Infinity Gauntlet was seen securely tucked below the Asgardian surface in Thor (2011) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). However, when Hela (Cate Blanchett) entered the vault to grab Surtur’s crown in Thor: Ragnarok, she trashes it and throws it away calling it “fake.” A new theory now links Hela’s exile from Asgard to the reason why Odin kept an Infinity Gauntlet in his vault.

The RedittorDraftDraw has created this well-considered-theory which apparently has all bases covered. Beginning with Odin finding out about Infinity Stones from his father, DraftDraw goes on to dwell into the events mentioned in Ragnarok and how Odin rose to great power, flanked by Hela. After he found the Space Stone, Odin reportedly went to Nidavellir and asked the dwarves to fabricate a model Infinity Gauntlet containing fake stones to check out the size.

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That’s the point where the whole ‘Soul Stone needs sacrifice’ thing enters the picture because Odin realized he wasn’t able to let go of his daughter the way Thanos ultimately did. “At about this time he discovered the whereabouts of the Soul Stone and what was required of him to get it: He’d have to sacrifice that which he loved the most, which was Hela,” writes Draft Draw. “He found he couldn’t do it and in that moment Odin stopped being a conqueror and started being a king.”

The theory then connects to the events before Ragnarok and how Odin had differences with Hela: “Hela didn’t understand this change of heart; she knew what the Infinity Stones were because Odin specifically told her that’s why they were conquering all the realms, and Hela believed in that power more than anything else. So she and Odin fought; Odin won, and that’s when he imprisoned her in Hell. Odin put the fake Gauntlet in his treasure room as a reminder of both what he’d done and what he’d lost, and swore that he would protect all that he had conquered.”

This theory finishes with Thanos visiting Nidavellir and utilizing the knowledge of the dwarves to create the real Gauntlet. There were fans who were puzzled how in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos put on the real Gauntlet and said, “Fine..I’ll do it myself” when it was explained in the Avengers: Infinity War that Eitri had made the Gauntlet for the Mad Titan.

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According to the theory proposed by DraftDraw, Odin tucked the Space Stone away on Earth, knowing that the Dark Elves possessed the Reality Stone, courtesy of his father, left the Soul Stone untried on Vormir, and he might or might not have been aware of the location of remaining stones. In any case, he stopped being the conquerer and resigned to being the grumpy father of Loki and Thor.

While Thor:Ragnarok never really detailed why Odin turned from an invader to the protector of the Nine Realms, but, DraftDraw’s theory brings all the plot-lines together cohesively. We are not sure if Marvel Cinematic Universe will confirm this or not, but, it gives more depth to Odin’s character and how he possessed an Infinity Gauntlet to show those who are ready to believe it.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin.