Originally Posted by MovieMasterCBM
No, I mean before the events of Avengers. Loki says that on the cliff with Thor.
Yeah. But the "conventional wisdom" around this forum is that the Tesseract powered up the sceptre, which was apparently an ordinary sceptre beforehand.
IMHO, the jury's still out on the sceptre itself, though. We have no way of knowing what kind of innate powers the sceptre might or might not have already had before they plugged in the Cube. But knowing Thanos, there's no such thing as an "ordinary" sceptre just laying around his throne, you know....?