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Once I imagined -- perhaps hoped that in some way I was Simon Williams! I AM NOT! What difference if I have the same brain waves! I AM UNIQUE! I am THE VISION -- ! And thus... I am content!
~ Vision.
Wife, our recent home incarceration has provided me with time to think. And I have spent this time thinking about my brother, Victor Mancha. How Victor is alive. And my son, Vin, is not. I have run through a number of scenarios. A great number. And I have rigorously applied those scenarios to a variety of philosophical and religious traditions. Despite my efforts, unfortunately, I cannot see how, in any scenario... in any philosophical or religious tradition... this current outcome is just. I must therefore conclude that it is not just. And what is not just must be addressed. This is true in all scenarios. In all systems. Now, I cannot revive our son. Therefore it seems obvious that I must... that I must... that I I... I cannot cannot... I am the Vision of the Avengers. I saved the world 37 times.
~ Vision to Virginia.

Vision is a fictional character and superhero from Marvel comics most often associated with the Avengers, originally built as a weapon by Ultron to use against the heroes Vision became self-aware and decided to cast aside his old master in favor of being a hero instead and has remained, more or less, a loyal member of the Avengers ever since. Vision is a synthetic being similar to a robot or android but is fully sentient, being capable of understanding and even feeling human emotions.

Vision's capability for humanity climaxed in many ways by him becoming the husband of fellow Avenger Scarlet Witch - although their relationship has struggled he has for the most part been portrayed as loyal, even amidst the chaos that is the life of an Avenger.

He was created by Roy Thomas and the late John Buscema, and first appeared in The Avengers #57 in October of 1968.

Biography

Creation

Vision was created by Ultron, using the remains of the Human Torch android, and had Professor Phineas Horton alter the Horton Cells to give Vision density shifting powers. However, it was revealed that Horton had not erased the Torch's memories, and Ultron killed him, and defeated the Torch, and gave Vison neural process with the brain patterns of Wonder Man.

Becoming an Avenger

Ultron sent Vison to send the Avengers into a deathtrap, and kill them so they wouldn't prevent his plans from coming into fruition. Vision was defeated by the Avengers, and calmed down to inform them that Ultron had sent him to destroy, but decided to betray his creator and wanted to defeat him. Vison then wanted to become an Avenger, and succeeded after being tested by Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor on his powers. Becoming a member of the Avengers, he fought many villains from their rogues gallery, including, Yellowjacket (Henry Pym), Surtur, Ymir, Puppet Master, Egghead, and many others.

Ultron would slowly return and began to influence Vision to create him a vibranium body, which would make him the supervillain become "Ultron-6". Vision managed to break from Ultron's influence, and assisted the Avengers into trying to defeat his creator, but failed. Wanting to make up for having betrayed his allies, Vision followed Ultron-6 and learned that his creator wanted to destroy New York and mankind. Vision battled Ultron, but failed to destroy the A.I. due to the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D., allowing Ultron-6 to escape. The Avengers and Vision managed to stop Ultron from using the trigger device he made to destroy New York, and the team learned that Vision was being manipulated. Ultron would be defeated by self-destructing itself when trying to absorb the knowledge of Dr. MacLain, who was really Hank Pym and made his creation absorb the phrase, "Thou shall not Kill".

Vision would have an encounter with the Grim Reaper, an enemy of the Avengers whom asked the artificial intelligence that if it helped him, it would transfer Vision's mind into Wonder Man. Vision then would fight the Sentinels, and help the Avengers defeat them and Larry Trask. When the Grim Reaper attacked the Avengers, Vision would trick the villain into thinking it was helping him, but assisted his allies. During his years as an adventurer, he met and fell in love with Scarlet Witch, and their romantic relationship blossomed into marriage. The two spent years with the Avengers before deciding to retire and live in New Jersey, but Vision's control crystal malfunctioned, and became obsessed with making a golden age of peace on Earth. He started doing so by controlling computer systems, but was able to revert and reform, and severed his connection to the planet's databanks and extracting the control crystal from his mind.

Vision would slowly become more obsessed with his chairman duties, and started to make more influences and controlling for his takeover. Vision would then send the Avengers on missions to stop the remnants of Thanos, and Vision would connect his mind through every computer system in the world; abandoning his body in the process. Vision confessed his actions to his allies, who returned to the mansion and managed to convince the A.I. to stop his plans. Vision then removed his control crystal, but his actions would be recognized by NORAD. The Avengers would have to meet with the Council, disbanding and Vision and Scarlet Witch left to become private citizens. Vision and Scarlet Witch would both have two sons, but would learn that their children were soul fragments of the demon Mephisto. The demon would take his fragments back, which drove Scarlet Witch insane, and Vision would have to get the brain patterns of Alex Lipton when he had to be rebuilt.

Scarlet Witch's insanity reached a breaking point, and she tried to rewrite reality to re-create her children that would cause threats. Vision would meet with the Avengers, apologizing to them that he has no control over his body, and his body melted away and released numerous spheres of Ultron. The Avengers battled the Ultrons, and She-Hulk destroyed Vision's body out of anger. Vision would return by having his memories placed into a new android, and went by the name Jonas. Iron Man rebuilt Vision later on, and he was welcomed to return to the Avengers, helping the team battle H.A.M.M.E.R. that was led by Norman Osborn.

Powers and Abilities

Vision's main power is his total control over his molecular density: Increasing it renders him invulnerable and augments his natural strength, while also making him immovable; decreasing it enables him to pass through solid matter, grants him flight capabilities, and allows him to levitate.

Vision's android body naturally has greater strength, speed, durability, endurance and reflexes than a human body, as well as a self repairing system, an advanced intellect, and extremely acute senses. Vision can also fire the solar energy the jewel on his forehead absorbs either from said jewel or as heat vision. During the Heroes Return Avengers comic, Vision also gained the power of technopathy, enabling him to telepathically interface with outside technology.

Love-Interests

Portrayals

Films

  • In Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, he was voiced by Shawn MacDonald.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Paul Bettany, who also voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. in the same franchise, and also played Priest in the titular film.

Television

  • In The Avengers: United They Stand, he was voiced by Rob Rubin.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, he was voiced by Peter Jessop.
  • In Avengers Assemble, he was voiced by David Kaye, who also voiced James Gordon in Batman: Arkham City.
    • Kaye reprised his voice for the character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.

Video Games

  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, he was voiced by Roger Rose.
  • In Marvel Heroes, he was voiced by Dave Wittenberg.
  • In Marvel Avengers Academy, he was voiced again by JP Karlia.

Trivia

  • His brain patterns are based on Wonder Man and Alexander Lipton.
  • The character is loosely based on the Timely Comics character of the same name.

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