gauntlet of power

Calling it now...

The Soul Stone is in Wakanda as an item that has been passed down the Black Panther line for generations.

But, Tumblr Person, I hear you say; How can that be? What ties does Wakanda have to Souls and Spirits and what not?

I’m glad you asked mysterious stranger!

The Black Panther is a figure who, in the comics, can speak to his predecessors to receive advice and knowledge from in order to better protect his people. In Civil War, T’Challa even states that in his culture death is not the end and even in the trailer we see that groovy shot of T’Challa walking towards a purple tree with a panther sitting atop it. Clearly, this is some kind of trippy dream sequence.

But in what form will the stone take? Perhaps it will be an object that grows a tree (similar to the one in the sequence) that gives the person who can take in it’s power the powers of the Panther. In this case, as is known throughout the Black Panther comics, the Heart-Shaped Herb. The Soul stone grows the tree, the fruit is grown from the tree and then T’Challa eats the fruit.

This fruit also gives T’Challa has super soldier-like powers.

Simple.

BUT INTERNET GUY - people cry - THIS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE AS THE HEART-SHAPED HERB ISN’T AN INFINITE STONE IN THE COMICS!

Neither is the Eye of Agamoto but in the MCU it is. Things change for the adaption.

This would also make sense considering Thanos’ forces seem to be engaging Wakanda in the leaked Infinity War trailer. Why else would he go there? Other than, you know, other legitimate reasons.

So that means current whereabouts are (if this holds true);

Tesseract; With Loki

Heart-Shaped Herb; In Wakanda

Aether; With the Collector

Necklace; With the Wizard Peeople

Orb; Nova Corps

Scepter; Vision’s forehead

Put it all together and by jove… what does it all spell?

I also like the image in my mind in the Infinity War movie of Thanos approaching the tree and splitting it open to reveal the gem within it. A herb that grew into a tree to make fruit connecting to the spirit world- it’s so simple it’s beautiful.

What do you think?

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Infinity Gauntlet – Infinity Armor concept art

I can show you this concept art now that issue 4 has come out. The Armor first appears on the cover of issue 2 and at the end of issue 2 but I purposely kept it in shadow and out of focus. 

The idea here is that if you are a Nova and you have the Nova Gauntlet and that Gauntlet has at least the Power stone, then you can activate the Nova Armor. 

There are two versions here. The first shows the Gauntlet has remained intact and the second has distributed the stones across the whole suit. I chose to go with the first design.

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Ok so! Let me just get it out there by saying I really dislike SU and it’s fandom. That being said, however, I love the concept, character designs, and what the show is all about. So.

Have Angel Aura Quartz and Rainbow Labradorite.

Also, that isn’t Jack’s gem on his hand. His gem is on his back, but he is a bit similar to Peridot in the way that he defected and then had his armor taken from him. He had big power gauntlets, now he has finger laser guns.

@bifrostedflake this was going to be an ask but I have Too Many Words for that so

What I’d like to see in Thor: Ragnarok is Loki’s death. 

His actual death. No cheats. No fake-outs. Loki dies and goes to Hel. Thor lives, perhaps in defiance of any prophetic elements the film might borrow from the comics. But Loki gets himself killed. If Loki follows what everyone’s guessing at–a true redemption attempt after Thor’s cold shoulder and the scale of Hela’s proposed devastation stuns and disgusts him–he will do something that ultimately requires him dying. To save the Realms as a whole, to save Thor, to be done with it all, whichever, whatever.

Thor doesn’t believe it at first. There should be a scene where he sees Loki in front of him, seemingly solid. But when Thor goes to him to touch, to embrace, to make any kind of contact…Loki is only a shade. Not an illusion, but a true undead wraith like Hela’s soldiers and subjects. Thor tells Loki off for a moment, the joke has gotten old, stop it, stop this.

But Loki steps aside to show his corpse. Thor gets more desperate, frantic, not wanting to fall for another trick, it has to be a trick, may every god damn it, let this be a trick, please, please, not after they have gone through all of this, not after the open wound of their relationship has barely begun to scab over, Loki, this isn’t funny, this isn’t fair, this has to be a trick

“No, brother. No tricks.” 

Hela’s chains or Hela herself comes to collect. And to have some very, very long vengeance on at least one of those who defeated her. 

Thor sees Loki disappear into her dark. Then we see what we never were allowed in Thor and saw only a glimpse of in Dark World. All the adventure and brightness of the story crumbles away as Thor mourns and the sky fills with rain. 

In an after credits scene we see Loki bound and waiting before Hela, a parallel of Loki before Odin, waiting for the sentence. Only now the freedom of the axe is not even an option. Not here, where he is already dead. There’s far worse waiting now. An eternity of being Hela’s personal chew toy. So she promises. 

Perhaps she’s allowed the chance to grab him by the throat and heft him up like a rag doll. All at once her tirade cuts short. Her eyes narrow.

There’s a pulse in that neck.

“What trick is this?”

Loki honestly doesn’t know. He can’t elaborate on this any further before his soul evaporates out of Hela’s grasp. Hela gets a nice long howl of rage and loss of revenge.

We see Loki reappear somewhere else. Someplace dark. Stony. He gasps and spasms in his new–perfectly new, without scars, without whatever wound left a carcass on the battlefield–flesh. 

“You were always such a durable creature, Loki Laufeyson. It helped you quite a deal when we first met, didn’t it?”

Loki hears the voice in the dark and freezes. He knows that voice. He knew it for only a few years as mortals reckon time, a blink for a god, yet he knows it as well as Odin’s drawl, as well as the sound of a knife slotting between ribs.

“You lived through treatments most in my service dissolved under. Of course it took a living avatar of Death herself to put you down. Though not the true Lady, of course. My Lady. She has far better things to do.” These words come on a sigh, deep and adoring. The tone switches back to business, “As do I. I’ve been more than patient enough in my work and my patience, as well as my faith in others, has paid off so little.

“I have been abandoned. By my daughters. By the Accuser. By the Other–though at least he had the decency to die before he could betray me. Isn’t it so funny, Loki? That you, God of Lies, Father of Betrayal, were the only one in my company to do as he was told? And despite your clear and total failure on your visit to that Terran ball of mud and insects, I must grant that it took a concerted effort by a fellow god and an entire league of warriors to undo you. 

“Not a perfect record, but sturdy enough. We will make do with it. For the mission remains just as it was when I first sent you on your errand. So many of the Stones remain out of my grasp. But not for long.”

A light, small and terrible in its power, glows in the murk. It belongs to a Stone set in a gold gauntlet, a pebble with power over life and death, one of a set to break the laws of reality and sanity.

The Stone reflects on Loki’s eyes as it outlines the grinning horror mask of Thanos’ face.

“We have work to do.”

Recently Introduced Lore Tidbits

Demacia

  • Using lime, ash and the fossilized bark of ancient trees, Demacians create petricite; magic absorbing stone with which they built their walls.
  • Sometimes known as silver steel or rune steel, Demacian steel is coveted for its durability, light weight and its unique interactions with magic. 
  • Garen and Lux are siblings of the Crownguard family, who traditionally serve as the royal protectors. 
  • Fiora serves as the head of House Laurent in Demacia, a position she claimed upon killing her father in a duel.
  • Native to the rocky crags of northern Demacia are the rare, ferocious Raptors. Only a few individuals have been known to befriend and ride these beasts.
  • Galio was created over a period of two years by a legendary Demacian sculptor named Durand.
  • Demacia’s army is often outnumbered, but is arguably the most elite, well-trained army in Runeterra.
  • Garen left home to join the Dauntless Vanguard, one of Demacia’s most elite military forces, when he was only twelve years old.
  • Quinn and her twin brother Caleb were born in the rural Demacian town of Uwendale.

Noxus

  • The capital city of the Noxian Empire was founded around the Immortal Bastion; the citadel of a dreaded revenant who terrorized Valoran for centuries. 
  • Basilisks of the Kumungu are sometimes raised from eggs as Noxian war beasts. 
  • Drakehounds, a distant relative of dragons, are kept by some rich, and perhaps foolish, Noxians as pets. 
  • Warmasons are tasked by Noxus not only to plot and plan infrastructure, but also to scout out enemy territory for future invasions. 
  • The sisters Katarina and Cassiopeia are a part of the Du Couteau family; one of the most prestigious noble houses in Noxus. 
  • With his dying breath, Sion killed Jarvan I. The King’s crown now serves as Sion’s jaw. 
  • Gateways of dark stone known as Noxtoraa are raised over roads in territories conquered by Noxus. 

Shurima

  • The Brackern, a race of enormous, crystal-bodied scorpions, slumber in the sands beneath a hidden valley in Shurima. o Sai Kahleek is one of Shurima’s most feared deserts, as it is populated by the ravenous Xer'Sai.
  • Many Voidborn have names originating from the ancient Shuriman language. 
  • Above the city of Nashramae stands a replica Sun Disc, built long ago to honor the lost legacy of ancient Shurima. 
  • In the Shuriman city of Nashramae, a festival is held celebrating Rammus. Thousands gather to roll and somersault around the city in his honor. o Within the bowels of Shurima’s capital lies the “Oasis of the Dawn,” from which almost all rivers in the land flow from. 
  • Some Shuriman nomads have created entire towns upon the backs of the Dormun; enormous, armor-plated beasts that wander the wastes. 
  • The Shuriman city of Zuretta is ruled by Hierophant Hadiya Nejem, who believes herself to be a descendant of the Ascended warrior Setaka. 
  • In Shurima, those who survived a failed Ascension ritual are known as the Baccai, who often are twisted and malformed. 
  • Rengar is one of the Kiilash, a vastayan tribe from Shurima. o Jax’s favorite food is eggs, particularly those from a certain caravansary in the Shuriman city of Uzeris. 
  • Sivir’s crossblade, the Chalicar, once belonged to Setaka, an Ascended Warrior Queen of Shurima. 
  • Those Ascended by the Sun Disc of Shurima can live for thousands of years. 

Piltover & Zaun

  • The Incognium Runeterra in Piltover was designed to locate anyone in Runeterra, yet its creator mysteriously died before revealing the formula that powers it, leaving it inoperable.
  • When Zaun’s plans to create a waterway between east and west Valoran went awry, Janna prevented thousands of deaths and is now revered by many as a goddess. 
  • Zaun’s wealthiest can often be found on the Promenade level of Zaun, which intersects with Piltover’s lowest regions. 
  • The Entresol level of Zaun is where most of the city’s trade and business occurs.
  • The Sump comprises Zaun’s lower levels. Most of the working class live here, showcasing their vibrant culture. 
  • Ekko is one of the “Lost Children of Zaun,” a band of Zaunite youths known for their mischief across the city. 
  • Thanks to her hextech heart, Camille has managed to retain some of her youthful looks despite her age. 
  • The Ecliptic Vaults were once considered to be Piltover’s most secure bank, before Jinx breached its heavily reinforced walls. 
  • Caitlyn’s hextech rifle was crafted by her parents for her twenty-first birthday. 
  • Jayce’s transforming hammer is powered by a shard from a Brackern crystal from the depths of the Shuriman sands. 
  • When the human girl Orianna succumbed to poisonous fumes, her father Corin replaced her failing body parts with mechanical augments, transforming her into a lady of clockwork. 
  • Before becoming a member of the Wardens, Vi wielded a pair of gauntlets taken from a chem-powered mining golem. 
  • Hextech is the fusion of magic and technology, harnessing the power contained within extremely rare crystals. 
  • Piltover is the center of mercantile trade in Valoran.
  • Zaun’s powerful Chem-Barons keep a loose alliance that prevents the city from descending into chaos. 
  • The Zaun Gray is the thick, chemical atmosphere of Zaun that can be fatal to breathe where densely settled. 

Freljord

  • Artifacts of True Ice hold incredible power, but only the Iceborn can wield them.
  • Before becoming an Ice Witch, Lissandra was permanently blinded by an Ursine’s claws.
  • Legends speak of how Avarosa, ancient queen of the Freljord, was killed by her own sister. 
  • Tribes in the Freljord are generally ruled by a Warmother. Under them are their bloodkin, steelskins, clawleaders, sisters, icewalkers, thralls, champions and other ranks. Champions are usually husbands to the warmother, and are the biggest bastards in the tribe. 

Hello people, I tried to do  a Veigar (from League of Legends) redesign based on the modern Yordle designs

This started as a fast sketch….and I accidentally stylized and rendered it a lot more than I shouldn’t but…yeah anyway.

A few words about my way of thinking about this redesign.
For me Veigar is 3 things

- Big magician’s hat
- Big magical gauntlet surging with power
- Big magical staff with more power

…I think you get the point…and of course medieval attire as much as possible along with over the top fantasy elements.
As about his Yordle design I feel like he would be close to something of a stereotypical black cat with yellow eyes.

Hope you like it, cya.

616 tony is jUST such high level character porn jesus christ because like

“yes i am selfless and driven enough to wield the infinity gauntlet without letting its power consume me but also y'all don’t need to know i’m not gonna wish the gems out of existence ok that’d be stupid”

“i am totally the most qualified person to carry the SRA database and that may seem arrogant but on the bright side i do it because if shit goes south then i have a plan to DELETE MY OWN MIND”

“people call me self-important DID YOU KNOW THAT LITERALLY EVERYTHING IS MY FAULT IN SOME LEVEL maybe i am self-important i am totally self-important THIS THING THAT HAPPENED BEFORE I WAS BORN IS ALSO MY FAULT”

Kilgrave: A Linguistic Character Study

My obsession with Kilgrave comes to an end with my final post about him: a linguistic character study.

I will link you to the document on Google Drive because I am not going to make an 8-page long post here on Tumblr. You might already have read my former posts on Kilgrave; this study takes elements from them and go way beyond them.

IKilgrave and the linguistics behind mind-control 

This is what you may already have read (here and here) but I develop them a bit further. I discuss there two very different and mighty interesting implications of his powers: the fact that Kilgrave can actually mind-control anyone he speaks to, regardless if they understand English. This hints at a possible theory that human brains encode all languages the same way. This would tend put the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis in question then. Because if languages are managed the same way by the brain, it entails that languages do not act as a filter on our understanding of the world.

The other very important result is that the field of pragmatics is made completely irrelevant when someone is put under Kilgrave’s spell. Pragamtics study how phrasing and context can influence meaning and understanding of certain utterances. But because of Kilgrave’s particles, the victims are no longer able to perceive other, figurative meanings. Every word that Kilgrave addresses to his victims are taken literally. Context in which utterances are made have no longer an impact in the victim’s understanding of speech.

II. As Above, So Below: Kilgrave through the biblical lens

A fascinating facet of the character is how Kilgrave remind us of biblical and literary figures. Kilgrave’s speech is actually an example of performativity. What he wishes to happen, it happens. It might not happen all on its own but through the actions of his victims, but it remains nonetheless a type of performativty as his words make things come true. It changes the order of the world. Kilgrave’s verbal prowess are reminiscent of God’s “Let there be light”. But Kilgrave’s abilities are also on par with that of the Devil. Kilgrave, just like Lucifer, is able to corrupt by using words. Kilgrave corrupts young and innocent women like Satan does to Eve, for example. 

Kilgrave is also worthy of a comparison with figures like Iago, in Shakespeare’s Othello. Iago is the arch-enemy of Othello in the play; he manages to instill doubt and fear in the mind and heart of Othello. His mere words are able to bring down Othello and drag him through a gauntlet of emotional ordeals. Kilgrave’s powers have the same impact as he emotionally scars his victims once they are free from his influence.

III. What makes Kilgrave scary: disrupting social order

One of the most interesting things about Kilgrave is looking at him through a socio-linguistic lens. Kilgrave can order people around thanks to his powers but in real life, orders can only be given in certain specific situations. The right person has to show signs of authority in the right context for his “speech of authority” to be understood. However, Kilgrave does not obey these laws; his powers allow him to disregard the criteria necessary to give orders. There are social expectations and codes that individuals have to respect but Kilgrave does not. This is why in this regard I call him a social order disrupter.

IV. Kilgrave as a symbol of Anglo-Saxon linguistic hegemony

Finally, another interpretation of the character we can make is how Kilgrave embodies Anglo-Saxon cultural dominance. The fact that Kilgrave can mind-control and be understood anyone regardless of the victims’ language is a testimony of how the Anglo-Saxon culture has been imposed (linguistically, culturally, diplomatically) on other societies. This trait is rooted in the origins of the character who was created in 1964 by two men who worked in New York City. The character’s origins in the series have been revamped to make Kilgrave a Brit named Kevin Thompson. In the series, Kilgrave is a pure product of Anglo-Saxon linguistic hegemony since he fits the stereotype of English-speakers who only speak English and nothing else and who can get away with it since the world has adapted to them by learning English. This is very much in tone with what we have seen of Kilgrave in the series where he invades and imposes his presence in other people’s homes.



In case you missed it at the the start of the post, here is the link to the entire document.


Thank you for the read !