With Avengers: Infinity War premiering on April 27th, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at one of our more popular theories. That’s right, the one where we know where the Soul Stone is! Be warned:
The Soul Stone
If you read my article regarding the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you know that we can only account for five out of six Infinity Stones. We know the whereabouts of the Time Stone, Power Stone, Mind Stone, Space Stone and the Reality Stone, but we have not heard a mention of the Soul Stone.
The Soul Stone is supposed to be the strangest of the Infinity Stones and possibly the most powerful. I mean, what would happen if someone could control souls?
Initially, I thought we were going to be made aware of the last stone in the Black Panther movie, but all we got was a lot of talk about Vibranium. This leads me to my first theory…
The Soul Stone is in Wakanda
In the beginning of Black Panther, we are given the backstory to Wakanda and the origin of the Black Panther. We learn that a giant asteroid made of Vibranium crashed to Earth long ago, and the settlers that became Wakandans formed their home there. Vibranium apparently has many abilities and gives the nation access to advanced technology.
Why do we think this?
The theory is that the Soul Stone was placed in the giant Vibranium block long ago by someone in order to seal it in something impenetrable. They then sent it hurling through space hoping it’ll forever evade someone looking to use its power for evil. That is until it crashed on Earth and remains there until this day.
The reason I think this is because although no one in the MCU has mentioned it by name, we see strange effects caused by something that the Wakandans call the Heart Shaped Herb.
When consumed, the herb gives Black Panther his strength and abilities, and also somehow connects him to the spirits of his past lives or ancestors. Where I was waiting for an explanation of this in the movie, there was none.
I believe that the Heart Shaped Herb gets its power from the Soul Stone, which is in the core of the greater chunk of Vibranium that Wakanda is built on. It may seem like a farfetched idea, but admit it- it makes perfect sense.
Further proving my theory is the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War where we see Thanos’ army go to battle with Wakanda. Could this mean Thanos knows it’s buried beneath their civilization and intends to go through them to get it?
The Asgardian Connection
This was one of my original theories before The Black Panther. I believe that the Soul Stone has been on Asgard this entire time. But why wasn’t it shown in Odin’s Treasure Vault? Well, that’s because Heimdall has it!
Yes, the all-seeing Heimdall, former doorman to the Bifrost, possesses the Soul Stone. Although this may sound like a very random theory, my reasoning may be more believable than the Black Panther one.
Why We Think This
So, what do we know about Heimdall of Asgard? Well, he possesses all the powers of a regular Asgardian. You know, super strength, agility and stamina.
However, where Heimdall differs is that he posses “omni-senses”. This means that his senses are particularly more enhanced than most Asgardians. This is why he was tasked with being Asgard’s gatekeeper.
Due to his senses, it makes sense (no pun intended), for him to be the watchful eye tasked with keeping track of who enters and leaves Asgard. Basically, you can’t get around him. He always knows you’re there.
I believe that this is because Heimdall is connected to the souls of everyone in the universe. His connection is perceived through heightened senses. Further proving this theory is the fact that Heimdall’s glow orange while he is using his power to “see” anyone he wants.
So there it is. The two best theories for where the Soul Stone is located in the MCU. They may sound crazy, but I think we’re onto the right track. In any case, the movie is not far away and all questions should be answered.
You should also check out my other theory regarding Marvel.
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