The six Infinity Stones each possess a different ability, making them some of the most powerful objects in the Marvel Universe. Individually, they can bend time and reality, but when used in unison, they can turn its user into a god.
Of course, it's because of these characteristics that putting an Infinity Stone with a lowly street hustler like Daredevil's Turk Barrett becomes all the more entertaining. Fans are accustomed to figures like Thanos, Adam Warlock and the Guardians of the Galaxy fighting for the cosmic artifacts, but what happens when a non-powered man of the streets can suddenly control a person's mind?
A preview of Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 looks to answer this question, after the primary Infinity Countdown series revealed Turk is walking around the streets of New York with the Mind Stone.
I Was Blind, But Now I See
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 begins by retelling the Man Without Fear's origin -- specifically the accident that robbed Matt Murdock of his vision, but in return enhanced his remaining senses. While any other person would let this disability plague them for the rest of their life, Matt embraced his loss of sight and would later become the defender of Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil.
Matt's increased hearing comes in handy during his day job as a member of the Bar Association, which is how we find him as he walks through the doors of a courthouse for a meeting. But before he makes it to the security checkpoint, the oddest thing happens: Matt can see again!
What Daredevil can clearly see is the golden Mind Stone resting at the tip of Turk's walking stick. Daredevil's surroundings are typically illustrated as outlines without any definition given to them. However, artist Chris Sprouse and Matt Yackey offer more detail to Turk and the citizens surrounding him, with sonar effects radiating from the Infinity Stone.
Somehow, we can thank the Mind Stone for return Matt's ability to see. The Infinity Stone has the power to grant telepathy or intelligence, so his closeness to it must have increased Daredevil's mind to the point where his lost sense has returned -- at least temporarily. It's not hard to imagine that once Daredevil is removed from the Mind Stone, his vision will disappear again.
Daredevil will be curious to learn how Turk Barrett came to possess an Infinity Stone. If Turk were to start using the Stone to control people's minds, he could make himself the King of New York. However, Daredevil will also have to fight the urge to keep the Mind Stone for himself, in order to return his sight permanently. Suffice it to say, Hell's Kitchen just got a whole lot more interesting.