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#1 Edited by mrmonster (8967 posts) - - Show Bio

One line from Infinity War that really stood out to me was when Star-Lord said "The Collector? What idiot would trust him with an Infinity Stone?" (not sure if that's the line verbatim, but it's close enough).

And guess what, he's got a point. I know that their main reason for giving up the reality stone was so that Asgard wouldn't have 2 infinity stones at once, but why the Collector? Of all the places in the universe they could entrust it, it seems like they had better options. They could have taken it to Xandar and let the Nova Corps guard it. Or they could have taken it to Earth to let SHIELD guard it, maybe even let the Avengers themselves keep it in Avengers Tower. While neither of those options are perfect, both seem way better than giving it to some hoarer whose only security was a talking duck and a space dog. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy realized that the Collector was not the kind of guy you trust with an Infinity Stone, why didn't the Asgardians.

Is there some huge plot detail I'm missing that would explain all this, or is this the worst lapse in judgement in Asgard's history?

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#2 Posted by Rebake (803 posts) - - Show Bio

Loki posing as Odin........everything went downhill for Asgard as seen in Ragnarok...

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#3 Posted by RL4 (744 posts) - - Show Bio

Because movie

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#4 Posted by Outside_85 (21240 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is the one person that's both powerful enough to keep it safe, and wise enough to not ever consider using it. As for the Guardians thinking it was stupid leaving a stone with him... well they left one with the Nova Corps and Thanos went there first and decimated them before he went after any of the other, so that appeared to have been an equally dumb if not dumber option. And giving it to SHIELD? Seriously? You never know when half or all of it turn out to be secret neo-nazies or some half-baked Eastern European get hold of their inventory list.

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#5 Posted by Stahlflamme (5134 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he just wants it for his collection. Everyone else you could give it to may use it, but the Collector is only interested in owning it not the power of it.

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#6 Posted by buildhare (7583 posts) - - Show Bio

Better idea than giving it to the Nova corps, apparently.

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#7 Posted by soaringturkeys (2321 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he just wants it for his collection. Everyone else you could give it to may use it, but the Collector is only interested in owning it not the power of it.

This.

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#8 Posted by mrmonster (8967 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is the one person that's both powerful enough to keep it safe, and wise enough to not ever consider using it. As for the Guardians thinking it was stupid leaving a stone with him... well they left one with the Nova Corps and Thanos went there first and decimated them before he went after any of the other, so that appeared to have been an equally dumb if not dumber option. And giving it to SHIELD? Seriously? You never know when half or all of it turn out to be secret neo-nazies or some half-baked Eastern European get hold of their inventory list.

Better idea than giving it to the Nova corps, apparently.

What makes you say that? The Nova Corps kept the power stone safe for years, the Collector couldn't keep the power stone safe for five minutes. And Thanos himself had to get the power stone from the Nova Corps, all it took was one rogue assistant for the Collector to lose control of it.

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#9 Posted by Temporal_Shift (3640 posts) - - Show Bio

None of the other places would have worked.

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#10 Posted by Heatforce (4044 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're going to ask that question you might as well ask why they didn't simply destroy the stones. Hell what if Ant-man shrunk them?

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#11 Posted by Green_Tea (9480 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha, let SHIELD guard itπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

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#12 Posted by Outside_85 (21240 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85 said:

Because he is the one person that's both powerful enough to keep it safe, and wise enough to not ever consider using it. As for the Guardians thinking it was stupid leaving a stone with him... well they left one with the Nova Corps and Thanos went there first and decimated them before he went after any of the other, so that appeared to have been an equally dumb if not dumber option. And giving it to SHIELD? Seriously? You never know when half or all of it turn out to be secret neo-nazies or some half-baked Eastern European get hold of their inventory list.

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Better idea than giving it to the Nova corps, apparently.

What makes you say that? The Nova Corps kept the power stone safe for years, the Collector couldn't keep the power stone safe for five minutes. And Thanos himself had to get the power stone from the Nova Corps, all it took was one rogue assistant for the Collector to lose control of it.

Are you referring to something else? Because for one Dark World happened before GotG, secondly that lone assassin you are referring to was a dual-Infinity Stone wielding Thanos.

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#13 Posted by mrmonster (8967 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster said:
@outside_85 said:

Because he is the one person that's both powerful enough to keep it safe, and wise enough to not ever consider using it. As for the Guardians thinking it was stupid leaving a stone with him... well they left one with the Nova Corps and Thanos went there first and decimated them before he went after any of the other, so that appeared to have been an equally dumb if not dumber option. And giving it to SHIELD? Seriously? You never know when half or all of it turn out to be secret neo-nazies or some half-baked Eastern European get hold of their inventory list.

@buildhare said:

Better idea than giving it to the Nova corps, apparently.

What makes you say that? The Nova Corps kept the power stone safe for years, the Collector couldn't keep the power stone safe for five minutes. And Thanos himself had to get the power stone from the Nova Corps, all it took was one rogue assistant for the Collector to lose control of it.

Are you referring to something else? Because for one Dark World happened before GotG, secondly that lone assassin you are referring to was a dual-Infinity Stone wielding Thanos.

I was referring to the power stone. He only kept the power stone in his possession for a few minutes, and the assistant I was referring to was the woman who grabbed the power stone and destroyed his entire collection room with it.

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#14 Posted by huthimamwa (1426 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: ...the power stone wasnt in his possession at that time. He never bought it from the Guardians, it was still their's. The Collector kept the Reality Stone safe for longer than the Nova Corps kept the Power Stone safe.