At the end of Age of Ultron, we witnessed Thanos putting on his gauntlet and saying, “Fine, I’ll do it myself.” But we learned in Infinity War that Thanos traveled to Nidavellir and forced Eitri to make him an Infinity Gauntlet. This marked a controversy among the fans. Why did Thanos go to Nidavellir if he already had a Gauntlet at his disposal?
Debunking this alleged plot hole, this Reddit user ‘AhhBisto’ explains, “At the end of Age of Ultron, we see Thanos retrieve his Gauntlet and says he’ll do it himself but then he goes to Nidavellir to have a Gauntlet created by Eitri, People see this as a plot hole but it’s really not………. They’re not the same Gauntlet. When Thor, Rocket, and Groot get to Nidavellir they notice a mould of the gauntlet and Eitri explains that Thanos wanted “a device capable of harnessing the power of the Stones. So why go to Eitri if he had one already? Because the one he had couldn’t hold the stones and they could make him one, and the dwarves specialize in rare metals like Uru.”
He further explains his theory using events from comics, “Here’s the thing about the Gauntlet itself, it started out as a piece of Thanos’ armor in the comics that Thanos re-designed to hold the power of the Stones, but over the years as the Stones have been used in stories more, their lore has expanded. One such story saw a villain called The Hood assemble 3 of the Stones by himself but without the Gauntlet, and doing so caused him physical harm each time he used them ( this is in the 2010 Avengers series by Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr.) and he is warned by Doctor Strange ( disguised as Thanos) that he will end up killing himself if he carried on because of the sheer power he was using. So this was Thanos’ issue, he could physically hold one or two of the Stones without a Gauntlet to hold them, as could most cosmic beings ( and part of the reason why Peter Quill didn’t evaporate by touching the Power Stone in GOTG Vol.1 ) but to literally wield INFINITY he would need something stronger. The only metals capable of harnessing the power of the Stones are the rare metals of the MCU, Uru would be one and I would bet Vibranium could do it too.”
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