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|“||Human beings are fearful and in need of protection. But then, that fear can inspire them to do great things.||„|
|“||Humans are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites and... try to control what won't be. But there is grace in their failings. I think you missed that.||„|
|~ Vision to Ultron.|
Vision is a major character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is the titular tetartagonist of Avengers: Age of Ultron, one of the tritagonists of Captain America: Civil War, one of the titular tritagonists of Avengers: Infinity War, and one of the two titular main protagonists (alongside Scarlet Witch) of WandaVision.
Vision is portrayed by Paul Bettany, who also voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. throughout the Iron Man and Marvel's Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bettany also portrayed Priest in the 2011 film of the same name.
Vision was created by Ultron in order to build an indestructible body for it. This was to be Ultron's "vision for the future." When the synthetic body was being created, it was stolen by the Avengers and was born as the result of Stark's reprogramming and Thor's power. When he awoke, he immediately attacked Thor but was thrown near the window by Thor. He then hovered, watching the city. He then explained himself, he was neither Ultron nor Jarvis. Apparently taking a liking to the God of Thunder and/or just him having a role in his birth, copied Thor's outfit, namely his cape and gauntlets.
When the Avengers question which side he is on. He explained it was not simple in terms of being on the Avengers' side, that he was on the "side of life". Upon explaining himself, he casually handed back the Mjolnir to Thor, much to the surprise of everyone present with him. He later accompanies the Avengers to fight Ultron and his Sentinels. Later on, Ultron (operating from the last drone's body) confronts Vision.
They both agree that humans are strange and they are doomed. However, he points out to Ultron that there is grace in their failings. Ultron sneers at him, saying he is unbearably naive. Vision taking no offense at Ultron's remark, simply smiles, saying that "What can I say? I was born yesterday." Ultron, angered by his remark, immediately tried to attack him but Vision destroyed Ultron in the last drone body. Following the aftermath, Vision became one of the New Avengers alongside Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and War Machine under Captain America.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Avengers: Age of Ultron
As Ultron sought to create a more powerful body, he and the Maximoff twins went to Seoul to attack the U-Gin Research Genetics. Ultron asked Dr. Helen Cho if she could create a new body to him, Cho refused to such a request; Ultron then used Loki's scepter to manipulate her. Cho created his new body, Ultron was preparing to transfer his mind to the android, Scarlet Witch took advantage of this to read Ultron's thoughts and found out his plan of global destruction. Wanda then freed Cho from mind control, which caused Ultron attacked her and her brother. Shortly after, the Avengers took control of the body after the battle against Ultron and his sentries.
When Bruce Banner and Tony Stark worked in the body, Stark revealed to Banner that J.A.R.V.I.S. was still alive and that he sought to transfer J.A.R.V.I.S ' mind into the android. Stark's desire caused a discussion between the Avengers, suddenly Thor appeared and using Mjolnir created a small buildup of lightning and used it to give life to the android. The android looked confused at the time of his birth. After attacking Thor, the being apologized for his behavior and took a similar appearance to the god of thunder. Thor explained to his comrades that the being was wearing an Infinity Stone, specifically the Mind Stone.
A confused Captain America asked why the being sounded like JARVIS, Stark explained to him that he had to upload JARVIS into the android. Vision told the Avengers that he was not Ultron nor JARVIS, he is only himself. He also explained that he is on the side of life, while Ultron was not. He told the Avengers that Ultron was in a state of pain; and that Ultron wants to take revenge on them, especially Tony as he was the Avenger most hated. After finishing, Vision was able to lift Mjolnir for the surprise from everyone in the room.
He, the Avengers and the Maximoff twins went to Sokovia to stop Ultron and prevent his plan was a success. Vision confronted Ultron and asked to stop all this, Ultron responded by trying to strangle Vision. Vision took the opportunity to hack into Ultron's programming and disable his ability to enter the net. Shortly after, Vision hits Ultron with Mjolnir before returning it to Thor. Later, Ultron attacked Vision in midair; he defended himself by blasted it. Thor and Iron Man joined him and attacked Ultron, leaving the rogue robot badly wounded.
When Iron Man and Thor destroyed the city, Vision flew and helped Scarlet Witch to move away from danger. An Ultron sentry that had survived was intercepted by Vision, who asked him if he was afraid of dying. Ultron instead replied that Vision was only a Stark's slave and it was very naive, Vision simply smiled at this and countered by saying that he was "born yesterday". Ultron tried to attack only to be blasted and destroyed forever by Vision.
After Ultron's defeat, Vision was recruited along with Scarlet Witch, War Machine and Falcon as new members of the Avengers.
Captain America: Civil War
After the Avengers stopped Crossbones in Nigera, the government told the team that they would have to sign the Sokovia Accords to put them under supervision. Vision agreed with Tony and the Sokovia Accords, seeing that the number of problems they caused outweighed their actions. The accords caused a conflict to rise between Tony and Rogers, whom saw the accords as taking away their freedom and wanting to protect Bucky from the law. Siding with Iron Man and his team, Vision battled Captain America and his team at the airport and caused the critical injuries of War Machine. After the battle, Captain America's team were apprehended and sentenced to the Raft, while Iron Man confronted Captain America and Winter Soldier. Vision regretted his actions, and pondered the future of the Avengers after checking on Rhodes' condition.
After Captain America freed his teammates from the Raft, Vision reunited with Scarlet Witch and the two moved to Scotland to pursue a relationship. To keep their relationship a secret, Vision would live a double life at the New Avengers facility, and eventually managed to make himself look human.
Avengers: Infinity War
When Thanos and the Black Order went after the Infinity Stones, Vision and Scarlet Witch were attacked by Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive. The two were nearly killed by the children of Thanos, but were saved by Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon. The group learned from Banner that Thanos wanted to collect the mind stone, and Vision realized a solution that taking him to Wakanda would help them. In Wakanda, Vision goes through a treatment to have the stone taken out of his head by Shuri, but stopped it to save Captain America from Glaive. Vision then asked Wanda to kill him to prevent Thanos from collecting the stone, but the Mad Titan undid this by using the time stone and collecting it, killing Vision. Scarlet Witch mourned his death, and stayed next to his body before being turned to dust.
Despite not appearing in Endgame, Scarlet Witch and the his allies avenge his death by defeating the Mad Titan, and undoing the fignersnap In 2023. He is also mentioned by Scarlet Witch at Tony Stark's funeral, telling Hawekeye that Black Widow and Vision know that they succeeded.
|“||Wanda, welcome home.||„|
|~ Vision to Scarlet Witch in the Super Bowl trailer of the WandaVision series.|
Vision in many ways is the anti-Ultron. While Ultron created him to be his new body The Vision possessed his own ideas and opinions towards humanity and decided to fight the Avengers against the rogue robot. For instance, Vision does not possess the misanthropic views and genocidal pursuits of their end. Instead, he is rather fond of humanity and considers it a privilege to be among them. Vision is also a wiser and calmer personality specifically in comparison to Ultron who is normally quite short-tempered. Thought he will normally reason with an enemy before attacking (such as Ultron) if it goes sour-ways he will attack his foes with no mercy.
- In the comics, Vision was created by Ultron to help him defeat the Avengers rather than be Ultron's final form.
- He is one of the main heroes that didn't return for Avengers: Endgame, due to the circumstances of his death. However, he later does return inside Wanda's created reality at Westview, after she recreated him using her magic powers.
- Vision was suppose to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming alongside War Machine in some concept art, as it showed him helping Iron Man rescue the Staten Island Ferry.