Among other revelations in the #DoctorStrange movie, we learned the Eye of Agamotto is in fact the Time Infinity Stone. With the fifth Infinity Stone in the #MCU now identified, fans have begun to speculate where final gem, the Soul Stone, could be hidden and who may currently have it in their possession.
While many are pointing to Hela or Heimdall as possibilities, I have a different theory.
What if the Soul Stone is actually Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?
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The True Origin of Mjolnir
Recently, we discovered in Mighty Thor no. 12 that Odin created Thor’s hammer by trapping a sentient storm (called the God Tempest) into precious Uru metal that was later forged into a hammer by dwarves.
Therefore, Mjolnir is sentient and this new origin could be a clue to the whereabouts of the Soul Stone in the #MCU.
While we learned earlier that Mjolnir in the MCU was created from a dying star, it's possible there's more to the story and Thor's father, Odin, may have twisted the truth to protect the location of the Soul Stone.
The dying star that was said to be used to create Mjolnir could be the actual event the Collector described in Guardians of the Galaxy when he explained the origin of the #InfinityStones.
According to the Collector:
“Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots. Infinity Stones. These Stones, it seems, can only be brandished by beings of extraordinary strength.”
Of course, a dying star did not create the stones, but in the case of Thor’s hammer it could be a twisted version of the story told by Odin. The fact that the Collector points out only powerful beings can wield the power of the Infinity Stones (such as Doctor Strange's use of the Time Stone and Ronan's use of the Power Stone) lends credibility to this theory as well.
This possibility is further highlighted in Doctor Strange when Baron Mordo says:
“Some magic is too powerful to sustain, so we imbue objects with it. Allowing them to take the strain we cannot.”
He goes on to point out that sorcerers don't choose the relic, rather, the relic chooses the sorcerer. Hence, the objects are sentient like the Cloak of Levitation in the movie and Thor's hammer in the comics.
This could mean when the Infinity Stones were created, or sometime after their creation, Odin imbued Uru metal with the Soul Stone and it was later forged into Mjolnir.
If Thor’s hammer does contain the Soul Stone, then that could explain why only certain individuals can lift the hammer because Mjolnir looks within a person’s soul to deem them worthy.
Vision picking up the hammer in #Avengers Age of Ultron is one example and since Vision is carrying the Mind Stone in his forehead, there’s a more intimate connection because the Stones work better in unison.
Infinity Stones Are Within Objects
The previous Infinity Stones were hidden within objects, and one of them, the Reality Stone, was even made into a liquefied form by Malekith in Thor: The Dark World.
The difference with Thor’s hammer is that the storing of the Soul Stone within it, could’ve been meant for that reason only: storage and protection, and not for use.
That could explain why, if #Mjolnir was imbued with the Soul Stone, the hammer doesn’t emit the full powers of the stone.
But why would #Odin allow Thor access to an object of such unfathomable power?
One possible answer is that Uru metal is indestructible and therefore the Soul Stone couldn't be removed from the hammer. There's also the fact that Mjolnir is also enchanted by Odin's Magic.
Add to that the fact that Thor wielding the hammer would be a case of hiding the Soul Stone in plain site. It's the last place evil-doers like Thanos would look for it.
Of course, if the Soul Stone is indeed within Mjolnir, #Thanos will surely find a way to retrieve it since we’ll know he's bound to cause havoc with his Infinity Gauntlet in 2018's #AvengersInfinityWar.
Another clue is the missing letter from the now-famous T.H.A.N.O.S. theory. That theory describes that each Infinity Stone is instilled in objects whose written word begin with each of the letters in Thanos’ name.
So far, T stands for Tesseract, which stores the Space Stone; A stands for Aether, which stores the Reality Stone; N stands for Necklace (the Eye of Agamotto) which stores the Time Stone; O stands for Orb which stores the Power Stone; and S stands for Scepter which stored the Mind Stone now in Vision's forehead. The only one missing is H. Could this be Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer? If so, then...
Will Thor's Hammer Shatter In 'Thor: Ragnarok'?
If the Soul Stone is indeed within Mjolnir, that means Thor's hammer will die — sorry Mjolnir! This could come to fruition in #ThorRagnarok's third act. During #Thor and Hulk's gladiatorial match, that's when we could see the hammer begin to crack.
Additionally, it's possible Hela's arrival in Asgard actually involves her stealing the Soul Stone instead of her being already in possession of it. It could be during one of her scenes that the hammer's greatest secret is possibly revealed. This of course, would leave Thor hammer-less and with one jaw-dropping surprise!
This could mean we'd get to see Thor wield the magic battle axe Jarnbjorn instead and that is something I'd love to see!
Mjolnir Could Contain The Soul Stone
- Thor's hammer in the comics was revealed to contain the God Tempest, a storm with a soul.
- In Guardians of the Galaxy, the Collector described that only powerful beings could possess an Infinity Stone.
- In Doctor Strange we learn artifacts are imbued with tremendous powers.
- In many previous MCU movies Infinity Stones are kept within objects.
So, could Mjolnir contain the Soul Infinity Stone?
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Is the Soul Stone within Mjolnir, Thor's hammer?
If Mjolnir left you wanting more, watch what him and his buddy Thor were up to during Civil War: