With the Avengers Infinity War on the Horizon Thanos is a few clicks away from unleashing total Armageddon. For him to do that, he needs to take on the collective might of the iconic MCU heroes. A massive feat of that order requires the mad titan to don the Infinity Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is powered by six infinity stones each controlling one aspect of the universe – space, reality, power, mind, time and soul. These Stones are, more or less, the primary focus of the MCU for now.
The Time Stone is in the Eye of Agamotto(Doctor Strange). The Tesseract from The First Avenger movie is the Space Stone. The Aether featured in the Thor: Dark Word is the Reality stone. The purple orb from the Guardians of the Galaxy gets the honor of being the Power stone and Loki’s scepter (and now The Vision) is the Mind Stone. All that remains to be seen is where the fuck is the Soul stone!!!
For long, fans speculated it was Heimdall’s eyes that was the Soul stone. In The Dark World while conversing with Thor, Heimdall claims he could see all the souls of the nine realms through his orange eyes. Thor’s vision during the Age of Ultron portrays Heimdall as blind. Coud it be that Thanos stole the Stone from Heimdall to finish his little cosmic school project?
Whie Heimdall was still the frontrunner for the stone, Hela enters the scene. The Thor Ragnarok trailer shows Hela singlehandedly fighting hordes of Valkyries. She is the Goddess of the Underworld and thus can raise and command an army of the dead on a whim. The Hela theory makes sense considering she was never featured or mentioned in the MCU universe until Ragnarok. So is the Soul Gem. The Ragnarok trailer shows Hela exhibiting a yellowish orange glow. Could it be?
Another fan theory which has recently surfaced has thrown light into a cobweb scenario that connects all these theories together. A theory that will leave your mouths so wide open even the Hulk will fit in. Hiding in plain sight given a whole new meaning.
It’s Odin. The Old All seeing Odin is the wielder of the Soul Stone. His absolute power over the nine realms and his ever-present and aptly named Odinforce could be all because of him possessing the gem. Odinforce allows Odin to sense what the fuck’s happening in the entire universe. Is the Soul stone to blame?
Heimdall says time and again he serves under Odin and no one else. Could it be that Odin was the guy that gave Heimdall those freakish eyes to watch over the realms and guard the Bifrost. Hela could have obtained that power after defeating Odin (Or possibly Killing him) which would also explain why a goddess of such enormous braun was in hiding till now. She showed herself only after realizing the source of the Odinforce. Accordingly Thor’s vision of Heimdall going blind also fits in. No daddy, no orange eyed laddie.
And you thought Odin wore that eye patch coz he wants to be a pirate?
So is the theory legit?
Well it’s almost time for the fans to find out. Thor: Ragnarok hits the theaters on November 3, 2017. Until then Hold on!!!