10 Facts Only Marvel Comics Fans Know About The Bloodstone

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marvel studios night werewolfintroduced fans to the Bloodstones, a powerful family named after the unusual gem in their possession. The gem featured heavily in the Halloween special, and MCU fans wondering where this mystical force might show up next need only turn to Marvel Comics for clues.

The Bloodstone plays an important role in many comic book storylines dating back to the 1970s, when many horror-themed characters, including Werewolf, first appeared. The Stone continues to feature in modern comics, in story arcs that likely predict his live-action future and that of characters like Elsa Bloodstone.

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10/10 The Blood Gem

Marvel fans know that Bloodstone first appeared in marvel presents #1 in 1975. The comics called it Bloodgem but as with the Infinity Gems, the MCU changed its name to Infinity Stones (which the comics later adopted). While the MCU remains murky over the Stone’s origin in the live-action, the comics have provided definitive answers.

Bloodstone came to Earth around 8000 BC in a meteorite that crashed in Europe. A hunter-gatherer found the fragmented meteorite and, after retrieving the gem, achieved near-immortality and superhuman power.

9/10 The exo-mind

The Bloodgem grants its user superhuman strength, speed, and agility, allowing Ulysses Bloodstone to battle a towering monster in marvel presents #1. marvel presents #2 explored the mysterious origins of Bloodstone in detail. Bloodstone discovers that the gem serves as a talisman for the Exo-Mind, a magical entity that ultimately kills Bloodstone’s people.

The Exo-Mind gave Bloodstone its powers, so that it could serve as the entity’s avatar. Bloodstone’s possession and use of the gem potentially ranks him among the most powerful magical beings in the Marvel Universe. These primarily manifest as immunity to other monsters, such as vampires. Although the MCU begins with Bloodstone’s death, the comics have used it for years.

8/10 monster hunter

Bloodstone operates as a monster hunter in the millennia between its discovery of the gem and the present day. Meanwhile, he seeks revenge against Hellfire Helix. He fought many powerful creatures and monsters in his pursuit, honing his skills as a hunter and marksman.

He’s traveled the world over the years, visiting many of the major fictional Marvel Comics countries like Wakanda and K’un-Lun. These trips potentially inform developments in the MCU as the franchise further explores its ancient past.

7/10 Third eye power

Bloodstone does not gain the fantastical power that the Exo-Mind possesses, but it develops many magical abilities. These include the Third Eye Power, an ability he shares somewhat in common with Doctor Strange, another powerful magic user from Marvel Comics. Bloodstone uses this talent to see into people’s minds and auras.

This power also allows Bloodstone to travel to different planes of existence, something Elsa Bloodstone can do in the MCU now that she is in possession of the powerful artifact.

6/10 Join the Avengers

Bloodstone’s powerful attributes likely play a role in the MCU’s future as bigger threats emerge. The comics likely point to his on-screen future by looking into the past. New Avengers #10 revealed that Bloodstone joined the superhero team in its first incarnation, back in 1959.

He joined Nick Fury, Dum Dum Duggan, and Kraven The Hunter, some of Spider-Man’s best comic book villains, on a special mission to infiltrate Nazi Germany. Namora, Namor’s cousin, was also part of the team, potentially opening a connection between Bloodstone and Talocan in the MCU.

5/10 Bloodstone Hunt

The Bloodstone could fall into surprising hands in the MCU if Marvel Comics proves a plan. In The hunt for bloodstones, among the best Captain America comic book stories, Baron Zemo seeks the stone to resurrect his father, Heinrich. This occurs after Ulysses Bloodstone dies and fuses the gem with his skeleton.

The Exo-Mind took possession of the resurrected Heinrich Zemo and through him attempted to take over the world. This potentially plays out in live-action, though Zemo may seek to resurrect his lost family rather than his father.

4/10 Elsa Bloodstone Emerges

Elsa Bloodstone clearly promises to play an important role in the MCU in the future, and the comics offer plenty of possibilities for fans. She inherits a Bloodgem shard after her father’s death, though a bit less sized than her own. She inherited her immunity to vampires and other creatures, as well as a healing factor.

Along with becoming a master martial artist under her tutelage at a young age, she also learned and mastered the occult. Elsa studied various mystical texts, including The Darkhold, the source of Chaos Magic in the world.

3/10 Deadpool steals the Bloodstone

Several live developments line up to make Annual love at first sight #1 a possibility. In this comic, Deadpool tries to steal Elsa’s Bloodstone Choker, which contains the gem fragment. The Mercenary infiltrates Bloodstone Manor with Elektra, both on the Thunderbolts at the moment, though things don’t go well.

Elsa makes quick work of Deadpool and Elektra with help from Living Mummy and Frankenstein’s Monster, making for a fantastic MCU storyline once Deadpool enters the franchise.

2/10 Secret Wars

Everything leads to Secret Wars in the MCU and Bloodstone plays a role in the 2015 comic book event. Elsa discovers many variations of her father on Battleworld as well as many different Bloodstones from across the multiverse. One variant of Odysseus in particular seeks to combine all of their power.

This variant attacks Elsa because she is also a zombie. This storyline takes place in a Marvel Zombies tie-in to the larger storyline, which ends with Elsa fully resurrecting her late father.

1/10 The Legion of Monsters

Bloodstone’s immediate MCU future, with Elsa, may lie in the Legion of Monsters. She joined the team in 2010 alongside Werewolf By Night, Morbius, and other horror-themed characters. Together they defended the Monster Metropolis beneath New York against many threats.

The Monster Metropolis makes sense in the MCU with so many Marvel horror characters emerging in live-action. Elsa and the Bloodstone also cross paths with Red Hulk and the Thunderbolts during this time, further increasing the chances of this concept appearing on screen.

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