The impact that the movie, Avengers: Infinity War has created has not sunk in yet. This film had brought MCU’s Mad Titan, Thanos who had finally collected all the Infinity stones and completed his Infinity Gauntlet. He then snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the universe. But we have one question that remains: Why did Odin have the fake one with him?
In the first Thor film, the fans had seen that Odin had an Infinity Gauntlet all the Infinity Stones were on it. Many fans asked if there actually were two Infinity Gauntlets or if the MCU had made some kind of mistake. The movie, Thor: Ragnarok had then solved the mystery and told the fans that the Infinity Gauntlet was fake.
A Reddit fan, named DraftDraw had then created a theory that actually answers this question. The theory says that Odin learned learn about the Infinity Stones and this is very much linked to the story of Odin and Hela. This theory suggests that Hela and Odin had searched for the Stones and had then gotten the Space stone. Odin went to Nidavellir, and he had commissioned the dwarves to create a fake Infinity Gauntlet.
Odin had learned about the location of the Soul Stone, and he had gone to retrieve it. After he found out that he would have to sacrifice someone he loved, he had forfeited. DraftDraw had said:
“At about this time he discovered the whereabouts of the Soul Stone and what was required of him to get it: He’d have to sacrifice that which he loved the most, which was Hela. He found he couldn’t do it and at that moment Odin stopped being a conqueror and started being a king.”
“Hela didn’t understand this change of heart; she knew what the Infinity Stones were because Odin specifically told her that’s why they were conquering all the realms, and Hela believed in that power more than anything else. So she and Odin fought; Odin won, and that’s when he imprisoned her in Hell. Odin put the fake Gauntlet in his treasure room as a reminder of both what he’d done and what he’d lost, and swore that he would protect all that he had conquered.”
So, if Odin had actually found the Space Stone, then how did it end up on to Earth? The theory says that he hid it on Earth after he learned that the Soul Stone was irretrievable and all the Elves had the reality stone because of his father. He had then become the King, and he settled down for protecting the 9 Realms.
It is pretty fascinating, and this might actually be true. The theory brings up a possibility that Hela might still be alive and she knows how important the Infinity Stones are. She might form an alliance with Thanos or she could help the Avengers in the movie, Avengers 4.