IF you had the Infininity Gauntlet, what would you do?


Off-Topic Discussions

1 to 50 of 248 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | next > last >>

I would
1. Wipe out all the evil people
2. Use the time stone to resurrect all my favorite people from history
3. Make some fictional characters I like real
4. Remove all unjust laws from existence
5. Make sure everyone has a place to live and enough food/money to survive.
6. Cure all diseases.

Will probably think of more.


Would make myself a Wizard as per PF or DND or MCU even. After that find a way to divert the gauntlet into a body piece, something personal which can be worn and hidden. That way, I still have the stones, all 6 which can be used at any time I wish

Dark Archive

I would rule the world!


*cough* been there. done that.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

What would Thanos do?


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Oh snap! you went there.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Oh snap! you went there.

Pun intended?


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Oh your right! Let me swap it to my pun alias!


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

I would arbitrarily wipe out half of all life in the universe to ease suffering (and increase my chances of getting laid) with the snap of my well muscled finger.

Surely no one's thought of that yet.


4 people marked this as a favorite.
captain yesterday wrote:

I would arbitrarily wipe out half of all life in the universe to ease suffering (and increase my chances of getting laid) with the snap of my well muscled finger.

Surely no one's thought of that yet.

Malthusian Growth wants to have a few words with you...


1 person marked this as a favorite.

First before I used ALL the stones, I'd test out to see if a) they actually worked in this reality. (Historically, the Gems/stones only work in their own universe.) And then I'd test the limits of each singularly to see if I needed them all.

If I did, I'd use the time Stone first to rewrite history to more positive ends as best I could.

If time didn't work, or there were unforeseen consequences, I'd use the reality stone to augment it.

THEN I'd use the reality stone to open portals to other realities (if that's possible) so that travel to and from each reality would be like a train ride.

Thirdly, I'd use the mind stone to view the thoughts of everyone (though not at the same time!) to figure out who really needs to be here.

Fourthly, I'd use the Space Stone to visit various parts of the galaxy and universe, see if there's other intelligent life out there...and if there's just us humans, I'm going to get some new life going.

Finally, using ALL of it, I'd make sure to have the stones make themselves disappear and/or go somewhere where no one else can find them, even me.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Eliminate Facebook, good eats, and the works of Joss Whedon with a snap of my fingers.


I would also turn 50 percent of the female population into a monster girl of their choice.


Pray that I don't!

Since there would be naught left of earth but dust, suffering and despair! As I created and destroy as my whim dictates.

I shall fill the canvas of universe with my creations, just to sweep them away at the first monment of boredom.
I shall use the faintest of thoughts to spark creation anew, let it develop by chance, just to end it at an likewise faint and arbitrary thought.
I shall proclaim myself as the only one true God of the universe, in any reality and timeline!
And Finally…
When I'm no longer entertained, fascinated, honored or feel impelled by the power the gauntlet has given me, I shall start the univers anew, with but two fundamental differences...
One, that there shall be an eternal 'me' watching the universe, with the sole purpose of telling the story of my acts and atrocities, to those capable of seeking me out...
And Two, that there can never again, in any reality, be another infinity gaunlet...never another set of infinity stones.

Scarab Sages

3 people marked this as a favorite.

I haven't seen the movie yet (you don't wanna know how behind I am on all that, and I'm deliberately avoiding reading the rest of this thread), BUT judging by all the Internet trickle-out spoilers I've failed to avoid, I'm thinking...

...I'd just walk around everywhere going like this.

Or possibly like this.


Yqatuba wrote:

I would

1. Wipe out all the evil people
2. Use the time stone to resurrect all my favorite people from history
3. Make some fictional characters I like real
4. Remove all unjust laws from existence
5. Make sure everyone has a place to live and enough food/money to survive.
6. Cure all diseases.

Will probably think of more.

The first is really scary because it works off your concept of evil (also, the mass murder makes you one of the evil people in most codes of ethics)

Also, the curing of all diseases runs into some ethical issues as well, as some of what you may see as illness people may see as an essential part of who they are (for example, if someone cured my autism I wouldn't be me anymore, the same with my friends bipolar) and some ailments have a culture of their own that members often don't want to leave (deafness is one example of this).

The problem with the infinity gauntlet is that unilateral action of any kind generally tramples over peoples free will.

I guess if I had the infinity gauntlet I would use it to modify my body slightly (there are things that need fixing there) give myself enough money to live comfortably, maybe fix global warming (it is a pervasive threat to all life on earth) then wish the gauntlet into a pocket dimension where no one can access it without reaching a global consensus to get a single use out of it.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I think it's incredibly silly that Thanos used his nigh omnipotence to kill half the population of the universe. Ostensibly, there just wasn't enough food and space to go around. Except . . . what about that nifty nigh omnipotence you got going for ya there, Thanos?? Why not go and use it to terraform/create habitable planets and build some convenient portals to link them?? Are you positive you've thought this through??

ಠ_ಠ


Asmodeus' Advocate wrote:

I think it's incredibly silly that Thanos used his nigh omnipotence to kill half the population of the universe. Ostensibly, there just wasn't enough food and space to go around. Except . . . what about that nifty nigh omnipotence you got going for ya there, Thanos?? Why not go and use it to terraform/create habitable planets and build some convenient portals to link them?? Are you positive you've thought this through??

ಠ_ಠ

I've heard someone wonder why he didn't just make the universe double in size rather than killing half the people in it.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

That's easy. its not in his mind set to do so. plus it goes to the same reason they don't just double the highways that get a lot of traffic all it does it just feel up again and the same problems occur.

Although frankly I think they should of stuck with the whole to impress my goth girlfriend reasoning like in the comics.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

What I think I should do is make the gauntlet destroy itself (in some manner that harms nothing else) because no one should have that kind of power.

But I rather think the temptation to use it would be too great, and it is almost certainly best that I don't have it. Even if I never used it while angry, there are bound to be unforeseen consequences to almost anything I might try on a large scale. Look at Yqatuba's more lofty efforts:

4. Remove all unjust laws from existence

Unjust according to who? Me? The gauntlet gives me ultimate power, not ultimate intelligence or wisdom. (And no, I wouldn't give myself those, either, because it would make me significantly other than me and alienate me from everyone I know.)

5. Make sure everyone has a place to live and enough food/money to survive.

But only enough to survive? I'm fine with some people having more than others, if they get it by working harder or smarter. I'm not fine with that sort of thing being treated as a zero sum proposition, where for me to win, you have to lose. But making everyone behave as I think they should removes free will, and I won't do that. (Rather, I know I should not, and the temptation to do so is a big reason I should never have the gauntlet.) See also intelligence and wisdom above.

6. Cure all diseases.

The main difficulties here involve the increased population. Secondarily, certain branches of medicine and pharmaceuticals would abruptly become obsolete, creating massive unemployment and economic problems. Wishes that require additional wishes to clean up the mess seem like a bad idea.

Now, with that lengthy disclaimer out of the way, some things I might actually try...

* Ensure fair and free elections in all countries that claim to allow such things. Oh, you can still try to suppress votes, "lose" ballots, rig electronic voting machines, etc. -- it just won't work.

* Put redistricting into the hands of an independent non-partisan agency.

* Clean up the planet by removing plastics and other waste from the oceans; reversing all man made contributions to climate change; providing a new source of clean, safe, and affordable (not free) renewable energy.

* Alter the birthrate worldwide so that the global population naturally reduces itself to about 3 billion within the shortest period of time that doesn't create additional problems. Allow the population to increase after that but very slowly compared to the increase over the past 200 years.

* There would be a powerful temptation to remove all nuclear weapons, but since that also removes a deterrent to conventional warfare, it's one of those unforeseen consequences things. I'd have to think about this one a lot.

* Terraform Mars, just for the Hell of it.

* Grant perfect health and physical condition to myself and my wife, because we have so many ailments between us. Selfish? Yes. Dude, I just cleaned up the planet and ensured free elections, you can give me this one.

* Give the two of us the psychic ability to know, at any time, the precise location of our cats...and their collars, which they keep removing.

* Repair all damage, wear and tear, etc. from our house and all its contents.

* Acquire the ability to read and speak all languages and scripts, and decipher all codes including Linear B, the Voynich Manuscript, etc.

Other stuff as it occurred to me.


I think the main thing that could be done that would be beneficial to all with minimal repercussions would be increase the intelligence of the universe and remove sickness. I think that would be enough and then let all the new healthy smart people figure out everything else themselves.


4. Yes it would be according to me, and while I don't have ultimate wisdom, neither do the people who originally made the laws.

5. This is a bit harder, though at the very least no one should starve to death or be homeless when there is more than enough for everyone. Maybe just make it so people have everything they absolutely NEED to survive, but any luxury items they would still have to work for (pretty sure most people would still choose to work in that scenario).

6. I could always create more planets (or more solar systems and so on) if this one got too full.

BTW I have only seen the movie and never read the comics so I am wondering: is there anything the Infinity Gauntlet explicitly CAN'T do?


IT can't affect other universes only its own. Also it usually take the person a while to acclimate themselves to it. so on the hirearchy it goes something like

Galactus (point of reference he eats planets)< Eternity (basically the living embodiment of one of the marvel universes. there is one for each I do believe)< Person with the gauntlet that knows what they are doing < The living tribunal (because he is in charge of multiple universes.)


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Pretty much the same stuff I do with my finite gauntlets now... just a lot, lot longer.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

I see a lot of people here going "oh noes, no one should have that kind of power! Think about the unintended consequences!" but, here I am, thinking about the unintended consequences . . . and I say go for it. Everyone, you have my permission, if you ever get an infinity gauntlet, to do whatever the hell you want with it.

I'd be happy if anyone on this thread got the Infinity Gauntlet. Some of them would make me happier than others, but I think everyone's suggestions were better than the status quo. (Except the obviously sarcastic ones.)

I mean, Yqatuba's very first suggestion "wipe out all of the evil people" is blood chilling. I read it and thought, right there is a person who absolutely can not be trusted with limitless power.

But, upon further reflection, I think I'd rather have an omnipotent Yqatuba than not have an omnipotent Yqatuba. If only for numbers five and six on their list, the curing of diseases and of poverty. When you put the innumerable murders that an all-mighty Yqatuba would commit on one side of the scale, and the innocent lives saved on the other, it's hard to argue against. Even if Yqatuba included me with the evil people, I like to think I'd have the moral character to hand them the Gauntlet rather than, I dunno, throw it in the trash.

Myself, if I got the gauntlet, I'd use the Space Stone to fold space a couple of times, increasing the effective size of the Earth without increasing it's mass in a manner most mind-screwy. I'd set the Earth to increase in size automatically, whenever another person starts existing. After that, I'd use the Time Stone to bring everyone back from the dead, since the dawn of consciousness. Then I'd make it so that no one can be killed by anyone else, intentionally or otherwise, and I'd make it so that people only feel pain if they want to. And I'd make it so that everyone has an interdimensional paradise that they can terraform however they want, that no one can enter without the owner's permission but that the owner can teleport into from wherever, and exit anywhere they've been before. (So that no one gets around the don't-kill-blokes rule by locking people up.) Then I'd make it so that no one can physically interact with anyone else without their permission. And I'd make it so that everyone was always in perfect health, immune to disease, injury, poison, suffocation, aging, and everything else. And then I'd give people the power to travel instantaneously anywhere in the solar system. (I'd want to take a more methodical approach to exploring the galaxy than just setting everyone loose on it. This is one of the cases where people might be disappointed that someone else didn't get the Infinity Gauntlet, but I think it's fair - if someone besides me got the Infinity Gauntlet and acted as I would if I got the Gauntlet, I'd be ecstatic.) And then I'd give everyone the power to speak all languages. And I'd give everyone who's a qualified mental health professional the power to duplicated themselves and merge with their duplicates, acquiring all the memories made while split. If anyone else wants this power, they can learn to be qualified mental health professionals. I'd also give this power to everyone willing to teach a useful skill. And then I'd give everyone the power to record their thoughts at the speed of thought, and transfer these recorded thoughts over the internet, which everyone would be able to access with their mind. And I'd give people the power to make computers to just do the things that we want them to do, without having to write or run code. And everyone would get an interdimensional computer the size of a planet that interfaces with their brain. And I'd bring everyone's dead pets back, and give all animals the same benefits as I gave humans, including the ever increasing size of the Earth, because why not? It's not hurting anyone. And then I'd give people the power to look like whatever they wanted to, and create clothing out of nothing. And I'd give everyone the power to see in the dark like it was day.

As well as anything else I thought of. I'd also have a website where people could submit their suggestions.


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I might actually read and favorite literally everything here.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Come to think of it I guess there's no reason I couldn't just turn the evil people good instead of killing.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Yqatuba wrote:
Come to think of it I guess there's no reason I couldn't just turn the evil people good instead of killing.

Equally blood chilling.

Myself, I'm a fan of making hurting people impossible and therapy widely available, rather than painting smiles on people's souls.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

If I had the Infinity Gauntlet and that near-limitless power, I'd...

...probably get overwhelmed by decision paralysis and worries about unintended consequences that I either wouldn't know how to fix or that I would never find out about to be able to fix it.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

How would you make hurting people impossible? I guess you could make everyone immune to non-magical damage since there's no magic in real life (though if the gauntlet exists I would think it likely some other magical stuff exists as well but whatever).


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Also someone wondered why Thanos didn't just make the universe bigger or some other solution not involving massive universal genocide. My guess would be just that he's insane (which, ironically, the gauntlet could cure, though unfortunately Thanos is probably too insane to realize he is insane).


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

I'd make it so I didn't have to pay for Netflix or Hulu.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

I'd wipe humanity from the face of the earth.

Humans are AWFUL and the number of indifferent, callous and downright cruel people waaaaaaay outnumber the half decent or even good people. I'd wipe the entire memory, existence of humanity so that nothing that we created would exist. Any aliens coming to Earth afterward would see no trace of our cultures, civilization, ANYTHING.

So...*SNAP*


I still think my idea is the best.... But then again I've read Jim Starlin's run and thought it was great.


Yqatuba wrote:
Come to think of it I guess there's no reason I couldn't just turn the evil people good instead of killing.

That is ethically even worse than killing them, as you are essentially destroying who they are and replacing them with a “nice” version of them (kind of like a stepford wives situation).

I wouldn’t want anyone in this thread to have an infinity gauntlet, myself included.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Like a helm of opposite alignment (Which never realized but is a good point a super evil cursed item.)

You could make an alternate world where all the bad people have to go to live. we can call it hmm the home for infinite losers.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Of course you would want to have tiers or maybe layers. you wouldn't want to put all the j-walkers with the mass murderers that just wouldn't be fair.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Fix myself up a bit I think. Shed some pounds, fix my eyesight, give myself a sense of style instead of t-shirt and jeans, purge myself of bias and preconceptions so that I can make future judgements about what to do to the universe without prejudice.

make a sandwich...really good sandwich.


Yqatuba wrote:
How would you make hurting people impossible? I guess you could make everyone immune to non-magical damage since there's no magic in real life (though if the gauntlet exists I would think it likely some other magical stuff exists as well but whatever).

bind everyone psychically so that you feel any physical or emotional pain you inflict.

Most people are selfish, if they suddenly realize "punching this guy is going to hurt ME", they might stop doing it.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Greylurker wrote:

Fix myself up a bit I think. Shed some pounds, fix my eyesight, give myself a sense of style instead of t-shirt and jeans, purge myself of bias and preconceptions so that I can make future judgements about what to do to the universe without prejudice.

make a sandwich...really good sandwich.

You know, my house could use a good dusting.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Greylurker wrote:

make a sandwich...really good sandwich.

You don't need the Infinity Gauntlet to do that, you already have the power within you.


Chippy, Blue Ribbon Cow Chip wrote:
Greylurker wrote:

make a sandwich...really good sandwich.

You don't need the Infinity Gauntlet to do that, you already have the power within you.

You'd think so, wouldn't you.

But I know better.


Chippy, Blue Ribbon Cow Chip wrote:
Greylurker wrote:

make a sandwich...really good sandwich.

You don't need the Infinity Gauntlet to do that, you already have the power within you.

You'd think so, wouldn't you.

But I know better.


I'm talking about me instead of Greylurker, for the record.


But I'unno, maybe he's a poor sandwichsmith, too?


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Wait. You don't smith a sandwich!

Which one? NONE-one!

My word! I've been doing it wrong the WHOLE TIME!

OH SNAP~!

caution: the link is a catchy, fun spoiler alert! Also for Hamilton!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Tender Tendrils wrote:
I wouldn’t want anyone in this thread to have an infinity gauntlet, myself included.
Tender Tendrils wrote:
The problem with the infinity gauntlet is that unilateral action of any kind generally tramples over peoples free will.

It's understood that free will is nought but an illusion in any deterministic universe (read: any universe where effects follow causes (read: all conceivable universes)), but even if we don't take that for granted (and I can't think of a reason why we wouldn't) the protest that unilateral action of any kind generally tramples over people's free will is still . . . off.

By 'free will', I assume it is meant that people should have control over their lives, without external factors forcing them to make one decision or another?

If that's the case, the greatest things trampling over the free will of humans are poverty, sickness, violence, and death. These are the things that keep people from doing the things that they want to, from making their own decisions so much as they are able. (Or, in expospeak: these are the things that keep people from acting on the conclusions that they have come to based on their genetic propensities and circumstances.) Removing disease, removing poverty, removing violence and aging and unwelcome death, these are actions that would, rather than trample on humans' free will, give many people freedoms that they never had.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So a post-scarcity universe could be an ideal to aim for?

Cure for any affliction?

Done, just go to the corner cure shop and ask for a poke. For free.

And yes, this means boredom, too, so folks who complain that they're bored all the time get some excitement in their lives.

I suspect things would level out and population growth would decrease rather than increase since there's no need to 'outbreed' the environmental hazards?


2 people marked this as a favorite.

For everyone who says killing all the evil people and making them good are equally bad, what would you suggest instead? You could just do nothing but that would defeat the purpose of having the gauntlet and that seems like it would be the worst choice to me (imagine someone who sees someone getting murdered, and despite being easily able to stop it just stands there and does nothing. What would you think of such a person?)


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Yqatuba wrote:
(imagine someone who sees someone getting murdered, and despite being easily able to stop it just stands there and does nothing. What would you think of such a person?)

One observable instance of evil is vastly different than the sweeping change you're comparing it to.

I get what you're saying, but this just seems like you're goading an argument.

1 to 50 of 248 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Gamer Life / Off-Topic Discussions / IF you had the Infininity Gauntlet, what would you do? All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.