So in Thor: Ragnarok, we see Hela mentioning that the Gauntlet in Odin's treasure room is a fake.

How did she know that it was a fake, considering the fact that she was locked away by Odin for about as long as atleast the age of Thor (1500 years)?

Also, Thor would have met Eitri in the last 1500 years, and he was the one who made the Gauntlet. So how did that happen?

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    Hela is a cosmic being she would have sensed the power. Anyway the gauntlet in Odin's throne room was a loophole they had shown it in the dark world they needed to clear the air up. Getting Hela to declare it fake was a pretty good way to do it. Commented May 23, 2018 at 1:03
  • @AvnishKabaj we have never been told about the powers of cosmic beings in MCU. Also, Gauntlet wasn't supposed to exist back then Commented May 23, 2018 at 4:39
  • She must have known about the gems Commented May 23, 2018 at 5:20
  • @AvnishKabaj I think it is pretty clear that she is talking about the Gauntlet as fake, as it clearly doesn't have the Stones Commented May 23, 2018 at 5:56
  • The infinity gauntlet in Ragnarok had fake stones. Commented May 23, 2018 at 6:40

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It's just a retcon to cleanup the confusion for having two gauntlets, no need to overthink about it. From CinemaBlend:

That came about because in Thor 1, the reason that it's in this movie is because someone who went through that movie, frame by frame, looking for Easter eggs was like 'Oh! The Infinity Gauntlet!' And then from that point on, they were like, 'That damn Infinity Gauntlet, what are we going to do with that thing?' It's like, there, but it also [exists] somewhere else in the universe. How do we deal with that? And then we realized like, Odin... Hela goes through and she goes, 'Fake. All of that stuff that's in here is fake.' Basically the thing we were trying to go for was that Odin somewhere along the line realized that everyone knew that the Infinity Gauntlet was on Asgard and in the safe keeping of Odin, then no one would come looking for it. So he made a fake one, and let everyone believe... Basically, a fake launch code.

We brought that over -- like here's an opportunity to take something off the plate of Markus and McFeely, who are doing Avengers 3 and 4, and have plenty else to worry about with I don't know -- what -- 60-plus characters in one movie?

In-Universe, Hela knows a lot about Odin's secrets which Thor and others didn't have any idea about. So we have to assume that she knows this secret too.

  • This retcon just created more confusion. Is it mentioned anywhere that Gauntlet was such a tool that even existed at that point? Just for Fan's entertainment they put something that defies the story and logic. Did the Gauntlet even exist back then (as for all intents and purposes, the idea came into Thanos's mind)? Commented May 25, 2018 at 13:09
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    @AbhishekMishra Why do you think the Gauntlet was something that Thanos came up with? There's no evidence for that at all in the MCU as far as I recall. Commented May 25, 2018 at 13:10
  • @AbhishekMishra how did idea came into thanos's mind? maybe idea was lying around before it too, he just executed it
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented May 25, 2018 at 13:10
  • Because Ebony Maw mentions that nobody had the might nay the nobility to wield two Infinity Stones. Why would anyone need to create a device that could channel powers of all the Stones if nobody ever wielded more than one? Commented May 25, 2018 at 13:14
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    @AbhishekMishra Ebony Maw isn't an all knowing God within the MCU, you can't take his statements as fact. There's a lot of bluster and exaggeration going on when he talks about Thanos. Even if Thanos was the first to actually wield two Infinity Stones, that doesn't mean he was the first to try to do so; somebody in the distant past - well before Ebony Maw existed - could have forged a Gauntlet and tried to take possession of multiple stones, and been defeated before they obtained a second. Commented May 25, 2018 at 13:20

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