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The Infinity Stones Fan Theory That Changes Everything About The Eternals

Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to expand its scope since it started with "Iron Man" all the way back in 2008. While the MCU looks set to introduce the multiverse in proper on the big screen with upcoming films like "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," it's worth remembering that comic book fans were in for a treat when they saw the cosmically powerful Infinity Stones in live-action form just a few short years ago, when the Avengers went up against Thanos, who wiped out half of all life in the universe before being thwarted thanks to time travel.

It's also worth mentioning that with something as big as the MCU, fan theories are going to run rampant within discussion circles. Some of these are obviously going to carry more weight and merit than others, but theorizing has become a big pastime for a lot of the more dedicated MCU fans. With that in mind, there's one particular theory relating to the Infinity Stones that, if proven true, would change everything fans know about the Eternals and the mythology behind the characters.

Fans believe that the Infinity Stones were meant to be used against Celestials

Over on the r/FanTheories subreddit, u/TheMediocreCritic constructed a monumentally big fan theory suggesting that the Infinity Stones were originally created by unknown Cosmic entities to allow inhabitants of the universe to overthrow the Celestials, who are powerful, god-like beings in their own right. The theory posits that because the stones were destroyed, someone or something else must take their place — in this case, the superheroes of the MCU. The original poster also used events from "Eternals" to support their theory.

"The emergence is when the celestials awaken a new celestial. Earth has a celestial seeded in its core," u/TheMediocreCritic wrote. "The emergence was delayed because of the "blip." The celestial Arisham backed right off when a purple dude showed up carrying all six stones. Once Thanos destroyed the stone, Arisham started the emergence again."

The post has gotten a ton of upvotes so far, though not everyone is convinced. "Why would the cosmic entities need to create a weapon for less powerful beings to weild [sic]?" asked u/TheLAriver. "Why wouldn't the cosmic entities just take action, themselves?" It's a fair question, and it's not the only comment in the thread that pokes holes in the theory. However, it would be an interesting way for the MCU to counterbalance the destruction of the Infinity Stones. Either way, fans will have to wait and see just what happens.