Infinite Stones are an essential part of Avengers: Infinity War. The film concentrated on Thanos and his dream to attain all six Infinity stones and use them to wipe out half of the universe’s existence.

But what if Thanos isn’t the villain and Infinity Stones are? Specifically the Mind Stone. That’s exactly what Reddit user “zaneman777” stated in his theory. His theory states that the Mind Stone is actually the villain across nearly all the films in the MCU. Here’s what he says:

The theory states that Mind Stone is actually the mastermind (pun intended) behind the plan to wipe out half the universe and that’s what is manipulating every character who possesses it. It is certainly an interesting thought and there are some valid points the theory makes, especially how Thor gets troubled by Loki’s behaviour in Avengers. Vision seems to be the only one who doesn’t have a negative impact from the Stone though many fans even suggested that Vision was exempted from the Stone’s corruption as he had been created by Ultron for evil purpose and that was reversed by the Mind Stone.

This theory might sound compelling but it just comes off as yet another thought from a fan trying to sort out who the real guy in Infinity War is. Even Kevin Smith recently explained on his podcast, Fatman Beyond that Thanos could be a hero as he only chose to wipe out half the existence when he could have easily wiped all of it.

“Controversial choice, Thanos. From a certain perspective he’s a hero,” Smith said. “He could have literally wiped out everybody with one snap. I call that mercy.”

Avengers 4 will hit the theatres on May 3, 2019.

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