Okay, bear with me on this. I went to go see Captain Marvel this weekend, and something occurred to me.
Every Infinity Stone now has an Avatar. Not a Bearer, per se, because that implies someone who simply uses the stone as a tool, and I’m not sure that’s what they are getting at. Instead think of them as a hero that has been created/influenced by contact with that Stone. Someone who can serve as a conduit through which that Stone can consciously wield it’s power. Count them down with me.
The Mind Stone (Yellow) == Vision, who was created by hijacking Ultron’s perfect body, mashing up the remains of the Jarvis AI and adding the Mind stone to the mix.
The Time Stone (Green) == Dr. Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto very effectively and it’s suggested he’s the only one to do so in a very long time.
The Tesseract (Blue) == Captain Marvel’s powers are the result of <<<spoilers>>>
The Power Stone (Purple) == Star Lord (and the rest of the Guardians, but I think Star Lord is the primary “avatar” and the rest are just his support).
The Reality Stone (Red) == This one is trickier, I think we may discover that Jane Foster has been hidden away by SHIELD because she developed some superpowers.
And finally, the Soul Stone (Orange) == Gamora. More specifically, the child-Gamora that speaks to and guides Thanos.
There have been a lot of theories floating around about just who is going to hand Thanos his *ss in the upcoming film and I am less convinced it is going to be A person, and somewhat more convinced that it will be the Stones themselves, acting through the heroes that they have each created. This gives us a team of heroes to work with who have all received *something* from the Stones, whether it be raw power, intelligence, family, the ability to adjust time… all of which suggests that, when the time comes for the big throwdown, they are going to be the ones doing the heavy lifting.
So what does this mean? Are these folks going to form the core of the “new” Avengers?