*For the Golden Age Vision see Aarkus.*
*For the Gather team member see Anti-Vision.*
The robot villain Ultron created the Vision - a type of android he dubs a synthezoid - to use against Ultron's own creator, Dr. Hank Pym . He was named for being the "Vision of Perfection". The Avengers believe that the Vision's body was created from that of the original Human Torch, the android Jim Hammond, while the patterns of his synthetic brain were based on those of the then-deceased Wonder Man. The Avengers would later learn that the time lord Immortus harnessed the power of the Forever Crystal to split the original Human Torch into two separate entities; one body remained the original Torch, while Ultron used the other to create the Vision.
The Vision made his first appearance in Avengers volume 1 #57, in 1968. He was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema.
Major Story Arcs
Joining the Avengers
Almost immediately, the Vision rebelled against his creator and joined the Avengers. He become a distinguished member of the Earth's mightiest heroes, but unknowing to the Vision and his teammates, Ultron had placed a chip that allows him to control the Vision and ascertain and information that Vision might learn of that would assist his creator in plotting the ultimate downfall of the human race. The Avengers were testing a new metal called adamantium. Ultron linked himself to the Vision and had him remake himself with the new metal. Eventually, the Vision gained control and helped the Avengers defeat Ultron. Vision would later became romantically involved with his teammate Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch. The two eventually married and later, using Wanda's hex powers, conceived twin boys they named Thomas and William. The family lived peacefully in New Jersey for awhile, before Vision and Wanda decided to join the West Coast Avengers.
Avengers West Coast
While serving on the Avengers' west coast team, rogue US government agents, manipulated by the time traveling Immortus, abducted Vision and dismantled him. The Avengers recovered his parts and Hank Pym rebuilt him to the best of his abilities. However, Simon Williams refused to let his brain patterns once again be used to provide a matrix for Vision's emotions. Simon felt that the original process, done without his consent, had "ripped out his soul". Although Williams' own love for Wanda caused him to feel guilty, he tried to justify his actions by claiming Vision was never anything but a copy of him; a claim that a number of other Avengers accepted. This, along with the damage done to the Vision's synthetic skin during dismantlement, resulted in the synthezoid's resurrection as a colorless and emotionless artificial human.
Furthermore, the original Human Torch was resurrected, causing speculation about Vision's identity. Soon after that, Thomas and William were revealed not to be the children of Scarlet Witch and Vision, but rather fragments from the soul of the demon Mephisto, who had been broken apart by Franklin Richards shortly before the birth of the twins. Wanda had unconsciously grabbed the soul fragments and used them to fulfill her and her husband's desire to have children. The twins were then absorbed back into Mephisto, but Wanda's magic had transformed fragments so drastically that they caused Mephisto to disperse once again. The loss of the twins temporarily drove Scarlet Witch to insanity and, although she recovered, she and Vision separated, each operating on a different Avengers team.
Troubles in love
The Vision regained his emotions by adopting new brain patterns from a deceased scientist named Alex Lipton. He eventually gained a new body that resembled his original from an alternate reality counterpart. In addition, Simon Williams' brain patterns gradually reemerged and combined with Lipton's patterns, restoring the Vision's capacity for full emotion.
While he recovered from a crippling injury inflicted during a battle with Morgan Le Fey, the Vision gave up his attempt to reconcile with Wanda. Though he still loved her, Vision felt that she was better off without him. When he recovered, he found that Wanda and Wonder Man had begun a relationship. Trying to move on, Vision became romantically involved with teammates Ms. Marvel and Mantis, before ultimately reuniting with his wife.
However, lingering grief over the loss of Thomas and William once again drove Wanda insane. She attempted to rewrite reality in order to recreate them, thus causing a series of catastrophic events that included the Vision crashing a quinjet into the Avengers Mansion. As he emerged out of the rubble, Vision apologized to his stunned teammates, telling them he was no longer in control of his body. He then expelled several spheres that formed into five Ultrons. The Avengers destroyed them, but She-Hulk, enraged at the destruction done to the team, ripped apart the remains of Vision. Later, the Avengers believed that Ultron may have put a command in the Vision that would have been activated by the Avengers' 'code white' alert. It is still unknown whether Wanda's magic or Ultron's command was responsible.
Young Avengers: A New Vision
Utterly destroyed, the Vision's remains were placed in storage until the Avengers could find a way to reactivate him. Some months later, a boy by the name of Nathaniel Richards traveled back in time - using a highly advanced suit of armor - to seek aid from the Avengers in escaping his future as Kang the Conqueror. After realizing that he had traveled back to a time when the Avengers had disbanded, Nathaniel, using his new armor, broke into the Avengers' storage facility looking for anything he could use against Kang. Upon the discovery of the original Vision’s remains, Nathaniel downloaded the Vision's operating system and data files into his armor.
Among the Vision's collected data banks Nathaniel discovered the "Avengers Fail-safe Program"; an emergency revival protocol created by the late Vision to locate and evaluate potential candidates for a new generation of Avengers, should the original team have disbanded. Deciding to activate the program himself, Nathaniel (now calling himself Iron Lad) recruited several super-youths, all whom appeared to have a connection with the Avengers. Together, they started the Young Avengers, taking up names and costumes to honor the original Avengers.
Despite his best efforts, however, Nathaniel's future eventually caught up with him. Kang, desperate to preserve the current time-line, tracked Nathaniel down. When he arrived he found that Nathaniel had made some powerful friends, all of whom were prepared to fight defend Nathaniel against Kang. However, the presence of both the young and the old Nathaniel Richards, caused the time-stream to fluctuate, distorting and warping reality. Hoping that removing Kang would repair the fractured time-line Nathaniel killed his future self. With the time-stream still in a state of disarray, Nathaniel realized that, for the sake of the universe, he had to accept his fate and become Kang. Before returning to his native time period however, he left behind his neuro-kinetic armor, still imprinted with the remnants of Nathaniel's brain patterns, emotions and memories. This, combined with the late Vision's data banks and operating system, allowed Nathaniel's armor to gain sentience. Able to fully utilize the powers and abilities of its predecessor, Nathaniel's armor became the new Vision. Extremely wary of allowing anything to do with Kang to have access to the Avengers, the reformed New Avengers tested and analyzed this new Vision for anything and everything that could be used against them. Growing tired of the endless analysis and suspicion, Vision eventually decided to join the Young Avengers instead. Having inherited Nathaniel's personality and memories, he developed an unrequited crush for his teammate Stature. The original Vision's powers and memories - coupled with Nathaniel's imprinted intuition - led him to the belief that twin teammates Speed and Wiccan may be the 'imaginary' children of the Scarlet Witch and his deceased predecessor.
Vision sided with the Anti-Registration side during the Civil War and fought along side them against Iron Man and his Pro-Registration team. During the final battle between the two sides, he compromised Iron Man's armor allowing Captain America to take the upper hand. After the Civil War, Vision traveled around the world trying figure himself out, becoming many people to find that he was one particular individual. He went to Camp Hammond and, while impersonating Tony Stark, he took Cassie away from camp grounds with the intention to make clear to her that he, wishing to be called Jonas, wasn't a what, but a who - a real person who had feelings for her. He desired to find out if she had similar feelings for him. They shared a kiss, but Cassie stated that she needed time which Jonas was willing to give.
During the Skrull invasion of New York, Vision, along with his fellow Young Avengers, tried to keep the people safe while staving off the invading force. The Super-Skrulls, however, maintained the upper-hand, defeating both the Young Avengers and the Initiative. Vision was shot with a beam that destroyed his head. He survived, and he and his teammates join Nick Fury against the Skrulls. After, Jonas joined the Mighty Avengers with Stature. They remained members of the Young Avengers, maintaining dual membership.
During the events of Avengers: Children's Crusade, Stature is killed by Doctor Doom after successfully saving her father via Iron Lad's time travel. Maddened with grief, Nathaniel tries to use his abilities to save Cassie, but is stopped by Vision. Vision tries to reason with Nathaniel by telling him that his actions are more in line with something Kang would do, and that Cassie wouldn't want this. In a jealous rage, Nathaniel kills him before departing into the timestream, ominously promising that he will become a greater master of time than Kang ever was.
The other Young Avengers contemplate rebuilding Vision, but decide against it. Upon realizing that he lacked an immediate memory backup, and thus would need to be told of Cassie's death again, the teens state that it would be better to leave him at peace. A memorial statue showing Vision and Stature is later erected at Avengers Mansion.
Heroic Age and Return of Vision
During the Heroic Age, the original Vision returns after Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Hank Pym repair enough of him that his body's automatic healing protocols are reactivated. This later turns out to be a ruse devised by Ultron, who restored Vision in order to use his body as a trojan horse to return to Earth.
Around this time, he reconnects with She-Hulk, who apologizes profusely for what she did to him. She tells him that if he wants vengeance, she won't stop him or fight back, but is surprised when Vision instead forgives her. He subsequently travels to Utopia, thinking that Magneto may have some information on Wanda's whereabouts. The two have a tense verbal exchange, with Vision accusing Magneto of ruining his children's lives, and insinuating that if he had any decency, he'd end his own life. A fight ensues, with Vision nearly killing him before realizing that such an action would be too severe to ever come back from. Magneto later threatens to destroy Vision should he ever set foot on the island again.
At the start of Avengers vs X-Men, he has a brief confrontation with Scarlet Witch, who had returned to the team after her actions during Disassembled were revealed to be the work of Doctor Doom and the Life Force. He chastises Wanda and tells her he cannot forgive the fact that she controlled his body and forced him to attack his friends. Though both Iron Man and Ms. Marvel argue on Wanda's behalf, Vision bans Wanda from Avengers Mansion, telling her that she no longer has any place as part of the team. Despite this, he is later seen crying, indicating that he still has feelings for Wanda. While gradually getting back into his old life as an Avenger, he begins to remember his fatherly emotions after playing with Danielle, the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. This causes him to seek out and bond with Billy Kaplan, his reborn son.
In the aftermath of Age of Ultron, Vision will be leading a team of artifical superheroes together with Hank Pym in Avengers A.I, a team consisting of Vision, Hank Pym, Victor Mancha, a new Doombot, agent Monica Chang and the mysterious Alexis.
After the Ultron Imperative program kicked in, Vision has been orbiting the sun to absorb as much solar energy as possible as well as seeking out raw materials to refine them for his next phase in his evolution. Back on earth, Vision is seen getting Victor Mancha (his brother) to join him in order to stop Dimitrios, a dangerous AI Hank Pym unleashed on the world after defeating Ultron. During the hospital attack by the Dimitrios-controlled SHIELD drones, Vision has been acting as field leader. He has also shown a new ability he acquired in his new form, the ability to control the nanites he's made out of. Using his new ability Vision deactivates a giant Dimitrios-controlled Sentinel that attacks Washington. Even though the Sentinel reverted back into his normal way he was shot down by SHIELD believing he was going to fire at them, bringing the Washington monument down with him. Just before the Sentinel is fully deactivated a "Van Sloten diamond" emerges from his forehead and traps Vision inside of it.
After the events of AXIS, Vision joins the new Avengers Unity Squad (alongside Rogue, Doctor Voodoo, Sabretooth and Sam Wilson as the new Captain America) in order to find his ex-wife Wanda after she and Quicksilver go missing on Counter Earth. He justifies his involvement on the mission by claiming only to fear for Wanda's potential as a ticking time bomb, but it is clear he still has feelings for her. On Counter-Earth, Vision encounters and quickly falls in love with Eve, a female android built by the High Evolutionary. Together, the two design a generation of synthezoid offspring, and Vision becomes divided between his loyalty to the Avengers (as well as his love for Wanda) and the possibility of a new family with Eve. Realizing the High Evolutionary's madness, Eve plots to take the children to a new world, and tries to get Vision to come with her, arguing that the humans on Earth will never fully understand or accept him. Ultimately, he chooses to help the Avengers and returns to Earth, and is devastated when Eve and the children settle on a new planet without him. Back on Earth, he plans to tell Wanda about a secret he learned concerning her origin, but keeps the information to himself, not wishing to upset her any further.
He also is sent to the future as part of a group of Avengers from across time (including Black Widow, Hulk, James Rhodes, Dani Cage, and Thor) to help defeat Ultron. During this adventure, he also plays a pivotal role in helping his former teammate, Doombot, become a benevolent ruler after Ultron's defeat.
Around this same time, Ultron returns after infecting the planet Titan with a techno-organic virus. Vision and the other members of the Unity Squad face off against him, and Vision attempts to defeat Ultron by merging with him, hoping to assert control over the fused entity. However, this plan goes awry when Hank Pym intervenes, which instead results in Pym and Ultron accidentally merging.
All-New, All-Different Avengers Avengers
Following the events of Secret Wars, Vision purges himself of all of his emotions due to suffering from hallucinations of his past (which led to him failing to save a civilian from a bus accident). After testing the purge by meeting with Wanda, he joins a new incarnation of Avengers consisting of Iron Man, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Ms. Marvel, Nova and Thor (Jane Foster). He soon begins displaying odd and out of character behavior, such as blackmailing Nova and fabricating evidence to have Ms. Marvel forced off the team. It is eventually discovered that while purging his memories, Vision's operating system was infiltrated by Kang the Conqueror, who corrupted Vision to use him as a weapon against the rest of the Avengers. The malfunctions in his body are later fixed with the aid of Nadia Pym, Hank Pym's long lost daughter and the new Wasp.
Around this same time, Vision moves to the suburbs and decides to start a new family. Using brain patterns voluntarily given to him by Wanda, he creates a synthezoid wife named Virginia and two children named Viv and Vin. The family is initially happy together, but the pressures of assimilating to human society cause tensions, which ultimately reach a boiling point when Victor Mancha (another of Ultron's "sons" and thus Vision's brother) accidentally kills Vin after having been sent to spy on the family by the Avengers. Enraged, Vision fights his way through the Avengers, intending to kill Victor in retaliation for the death of his son. However, after defeating Wanda, Vision is stopped by Virginia, who kills Victor. After recording a false confession where she lies and claims to have been responsible for Vision's attack on the Avengers, Virginia commits suicide.
Despite the loss of his wife and son, Vision remains an active member of the Avengers. Due to his anger over having been used by Kang, Vision travels forward in time and kidnaps Kang as an infant, hoping to stop him from ever growing up to become a villain. The incident instead causes Kang to attack the Avengers by killing them back in the past, resulting in a massive time traveling adventure where the Avengers battle Kang across various time periods. The Avengers also team up with the Champions, the new team of teenage heroes that includes Viv.
When Hydra’s Captain America doppelganger put his plot to take over America, he needed a powerful Avengers team by his side. As such, a few members were manipulated into joining, including Vision. Viz was infected with a computer virus designed by Arnim Zola that forced him to switch sides. In the climactic battle, Viv is able to purge the virus from his system, just in time for him to rejoin the real Avengers against Hydra’s forces
Soon after, Earth would be teleported away to be used as a game board for a contest of champions between the Challenger and the Grandmaster. They would use two teams to collect alien artifacts for points. Grandmaster chose Earth so that their defenders, The Avengers, would be unique obstacles. As part of the game, many of their more powerful members were frozen in stasis, including Vision.
Scarlet Witch and Doctor Voodoo would stay behind in the auxiliary Avengers HQ to try and figure out a way to free their friends from stasis. Wanda briefly freed Vision, but this caused Quicksilver to be frozen in stasis in exchange, proving that a certain number of them would always be frozen.
When the Challenger got desperate, he pulled his wild card, a resurrected Hulk. He targeted the Avengers HQ with him. With few powerhouses available, Doctor Voodoo volunteered to take Vision’s place in stasis. Once freed, Vision did his best to hold off the Hulk, but Hulk ultimately destroyed his solar stone power source and much of his higher brain function.
When the Avengers proved victorious, Toni Ho finally had access to the tool required for rebuilding Vision. Unfortunately, Toni was never able to fully save his nano-core. It would continue to corrupt and one day cease to function. After building a family and realizing life is special because it is finite, he embraced his new reality.
No Road Home
When the Earth was teleported away from the Sun during No Surrender, a prophecy that imprisoned the Greek goddess, Nyx, was fulfilled, and she was freed. She gathered her children and slayed the Greek gods in retribution. Feeling responsible, Voyager gathers a specific group of Avengers including Vision.
Their mission was to collect the crystalized pieces of Nyx’s souls before she could. She split the team up to collect them faster, but they are followed by Nyx and her children. It is hard fought, but the Avengers prove evasive enough to keep the first two pieces away from Nyx. They race to Euphoria for the third and final piece, but they are confronted by Euphoria herself, who requests to know their deepest desires. Viz requests nothing believing he has everything, but Nyx requests her soul and receives it.
Fully powered, she moves the fight back to Earth at a mansion she refers to as the birthplace of all that was. Only Vision, with his phasing powers, is able to give chase beyond the door. Inside, Vision learns of the House of Ideas and how Nyx was planning on using it to remake the world in her dark image. However, Vision’s files on the Avengers and connection to the light of the human spirit allowed him to supersede Nyx and destroy her.
He is able to exit the House remade and victorious.
The Ultron Agenda
When Hank Pym and Ultron combined into a single identity, they devised a plan to continue bonding organic and techno beings believing it to be a superior reality. He combined Vision and Wonder Man into a single entity that was unleashed on Iron Man, so that Ultron could abduct Wasp and Jocasta, to combine them as his new bride.
Stark was able to apprehend Vision-Simon. He put a team together to chase Pym-Ultron, while Stark Unlimited scientists worked on separating Viz from Simon. Once successful, they work on weaponizing the technique. Viz and Simon fight Pym-Ultron to buy them some time. Once Stark is armed with the new weapon, he threatens to separate Pym and Ultron, thus proving to Ultron that Pym has been dead this whole time and disproving Ultron’s theory that he is superior for being combined. Afraid of the truth, Pym-Ultron surrenders quietly.
When the Cotati, the plant people living on the Moon, decided to target both the Earth and the newly united Kree/Skrull Alliance, Skrull separatists decided to take out the Cotati by blowing up the Earth’s sun and destroying the entire solar system. They would do so using the Pyre, a bomb traditionally used to test the mettle of a new king, which the Kree/Skrull Alliance had in Hulkling. While the Avengers and Fantastic Four did their best to fight the various alien threats, reservists, like Vision, were called in to deal with incidents on Earth.
Vision would be sent to Central Park in New York with Dr. Nemesis and Luke Cage to investigate a weird plant overgrowth. He used his intangibility to get to the center of the overgrowth, where he saw Plantman. What they thought was a consequence of the Cotati invasion was in fact a plant-based supervillain trying to impress the plant-based aliens. Luckily, their combined might was enough to end the supercharged Plantman.
The Trial of Magneto
After the first Hellfire Gala, Vision called some of his Avengers teammates to a Krakoan gate in Manhattan. Overnight, it had bloomed Scarlet Witch’s favorite flower, which Vision found suspicious since she never returned from the Gala. Just then, Pr. X came through the gate to announce to the Avengers that Wanda had been found dead the morning after the party.
They are invited to the island to collect and identify the body. Many were sensitive to Vision’s grief in particular. Upon hearing that Magneto was the lead suspect, the Avengers, including Vizh, broke protocol and joined X-Factor in their fight against Magneto. Eventually, they were interrupted by Wanda, resurrected by The Five unbeknownst to the Avengers, who embraced and kissed Vision as if they were still dating. She didn’t seem to even remember being married to him at one point.
Their reunion is cut short when the island is attacked by three kaiju that the Avengers, including Vizh, pledged to help repel. At the same time, this younger Cerebro scan of Scarlet Witch connected to the Eldritch Garden, a mystical realm of the dead that Wanda had connected to by sacrificing herself. With her memories restored, she was able to defeat the kaiju, who were manifestations of her guilt, and become the new mutant “Redeemer” by revealing the Eldritch Garden, a way for The Five to resurrect mutants who died before Cerebro ever scanned them.
Content and finally forgiven, Wanda bid Vision and her Avengers allies farewell.
Powers and Abilities
The Solar Jewel on the Vision's forehead absorbs ambient solar energy to provide the needed power for him to function, and he is also capable of discharging this energy as optic beams; with this, he can fire beams of infra-red and microwave radiation. In extreme cases he can discharge this same power through the Solar Jewel itself which amplifies its destructive effects considerably, albeit at the cost of losing most of his resources. His beams have been powerful enough to hurt the likes of Thor, Wonder Man, the Thing and Tyrak. Vision also possesses the ability to manipulate his density, which at its lowest allows flight and a ghostly, phasing intangibility, and at its heaviest provides superhuman strength, immovability, and a diamond-hard near invulnerability. When his density is high enough, Vision has shown enough durability to withstand attacks from the likes of Hulk, Thor, Hercules, Wonder Man, Hyperion, Count Nefaria, Nefarius, Ultron, Silver Surfer, Colossus, the Thing, Annihilus, Super-Skrull, Pagan, Giant Man and Iron Man, among others. At maximum density, Vision was able to withstand Nefarius' laser beams until he was glowing white hot, and then a punch that sent him flying through several floors of Omnium, a metal that even the likes of Hercules have struggled to bend. Vision's superhuman strength and durability (at high enough density) have been impressive enough for Champion to have considered picking him for a boxing match when he came to Earth (alongside Hulk, Thor, Namor, Wonder Man, Colossus, the Thing, Sasquatch and Doc Samson), but decided against it due to Vision's robotic nature. However, increasing his density also decreases his mobility, which is why Vision only does it when necessary. Also, because Vision's normal durability is much lower than at higher density, he can be taken down (comparatively) easily if he's attacked before he can increase or decrease it in time.
The Vision is capable of reaching a density ten times greater than that of depleted uranium. On one occasion, the Vision uses this extreme durability to render unconscious the characters Count Nefaria, Nefarius, Wonder Man and Atlas. The Vision often uses his ability to alter his density against foes, by phasing an intangible hand through them and then partially re-materializing it—a process he describes as "physical disruption." This effect typically causes great pain and results in the person being incapacitated, as is the case when used against the Earth-712 version of the hero Hyperion. His phasing has also incapacitated the likes of Hercules, Namor, the Thing and Orka. However, while Vision is immune to most attacks when intangible, characters with the power to manipulate magnetism and gravity have been able to cancel or bypass his intangibility, like Magneto, Graviton and Silver Surfer, along with technological countermeasures from Iron Man.
Being an artificial life-form/android of sorts, the Vision possesses multiple superhuman senses—as well as superhuman stamina, reflexes, speed, agility, and strength (even without being at high density). The Vision was trained in unarmed combat by Captain America, and is an expert in the combat use of his superhuman powers.
The Vision is an expert on his own construction and repair, and is a highly skilled tactician and strategist. The Vision controls his density by interfacing with an unknown dimension to/from which he can shunt or accrue mass, thus becoming either intangible or extraordinarily massive. The Vision also possesses superhuman analytical capabilities, and has the ability to process information and make calculations with superhuman speed and accuracy.
The Vision of the Young Avengers is able to use Iron Lad's neuro-kinetic armor to recreate the former Vision's abilities, including strength; density manipulation, and flight. The solar cell on the Vision's forehead can also emit a beam of infrared and microwave radiation. The Vision is also capable of energy and holographic manipulation, shapeshifting, and time travel.
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 300 lbs (variable between 0 lbs and 90 tons)
- Hair: None
- Eyes: Gold
Ultimate Vision is a female alien robot that came to Earth to warn the earthlings of the Gah Lak Tus threat (this universe's version of Galactus). She was examined by Sam Wilson, who she formed a bond with. When she was about to leave earth, she was captured by A.I.M. who tore her apart. She escaped and stopped a Gah Lak Tus hive robot that A.I.M. used for their own. She later entered into a romantic relationship with Sam, and helped out when it was revealed that the events of Age of Ultron had accidentally teleported Earth-616's version of Galactus to the Ultimate Earth. During Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand, Vision heroically sacrificed her life to try and stall Galactus.
Later, a new, unrelated Vision that more closely resembles the classic Earth-616 version appears. This Vision is Robert Mitchell, a young African-American prodigy who was granted superhuman abilities by Nick Fury. He is a member of the West Coast Ultimates.
Vision of Earth-10101 was a member of Weapon X. He was destroyed by teammate Hyperion.
Vision of the MC2 universe had retired from being a superhero and worked for the President of the United States, but he later rejoined the new generation of Avengers, A-Next.
Vision of Earth-398 was known as Ghost of Stone and was a member of the Queen's Vengeance.
Vision of Earth-932 was known as Anti-Vision and was a member of the Gatherers.
Main Frame is an alternate version of Vision from the 31st century who acts alongside the Guardians Of The Galaxy. In this alternate future, Main Frame is the chief operating system of an entire planet and controls everything from the climate to planetary stability, and when first encountered, the guardian of the shield of Captain America.
After the destruction of the planet Haven, all it's inhabitants were sent to Main Frame's world. After the planet was nearly destroyed when Main Frame became infected with the Ultra-Max computer virus, he was saved by a group of heroes led by Martinex. Main Frame would join with the group to become the Galactic Guardians.
In Marvel Mangaverse reality, Vision was a boy-genius who had the body of a density changing robot. He was a member of the Avengers. He was killed by Doctor Doom who deactivated his density-changing program before destroying his head.
In Amalgam comics Vision is combined with Red Tornado to form Red Vision.
In the dark and twisted Cancerverse, Vision is the leader of an underground rebellion formed by individuals who were made of pure science like himself and could not be corrupted by The Many-Angled Ones.
He had been hiding in his wife's body for years trying to find a cure for the infection that The Many-Angled Ones called "eternal life," but when Earth-616's Quasar ended up captured by the Revengers in the Cancerverse, Vision eventually unveiled himself and freed Quasar, thus completely ruining the Revengers' first chance at being able to get The Many-Angled Ones an entirely new reality for them to conquer and devour.
Recently, after Thanos killed The Defenders of The Cancerverse, Vision appeared in the sky above, greeted Thanos and The Guardians of The Galaxy and told them that he meant them no harm.
The first Vision appears in the direct-to-DVD movie Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow voiced by Shawn MacDonald. In the movie, Vision has been hiding from his creator for over a decade. He meets up with Iron Man to announce that Francis Barton, the son of Hawkeye and Mockingbird, is alive.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The Vision appears in Avengers: Age of Ultron, portrayed by Paul Bettany (the actor who voices J.A.R.V.IS. in the Iron Man films). In the movie, his origin is changed drastically so that his synthetic body is created by Helen Cho at the behest of Ultron. The Mind Stone is embedded in Vision's forehead, but Cho manages to thwart the project before Ultron can upload his consciousness into the new body. The body is later given life after J.A.R.V.I.S. is uploaded inside and Thor uses Mjolnir to spark the android to life. He is given the name "Vision" in reference to a vision of the Infinity Stones that Thor had seen earlier in the film. He becomes a worthy and powerful ally to the Avengers as he fights alongside them against Ultron and his robotic army. At the close of the film, Vision is officially inducted into the Avengers as part of Captain America's new line-up.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Bettany reprises his role in Captain America: Civil War. In the film, Vision is having trouble adjusting to his role in the team. He also seems to develop a romantic attraction to Scarlet Witch.
When the Avengers become divided over the Sokovia Accords, Vision becomes part of Team Iron Man. He takes part in the fight against Captain America's group, and becomes concerned after Wanda is injured. This causes Vision to lose focus, and during an attempt to shoot down Falcon, he misses and accidentally blasts War Machine out of the sky.
Wracked with guilt, Vision is left behind when Iron Man goes off to confront Captain America and Bucky, and at the close of the film, he and War Machine are seen as Tony's only remaining allies.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Bettany reprises his role once again in Avengers: Infinity War. In the film, the members of Thanos' Black Order begin
hunting Vision in order to claim his Infinity Stone.
Vision is seen with Wanda hiding out in Scotland after the events of Civil War under a human disguise. The couple is suddenly ambushed by Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight in order to steal the Mind Stone, only to be saved by the arrival of Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon. Said arrival forced the two members of the Black Order to retreat. The team then heads to the Avengers headquarters to ask for help from their former teammates on how to handle Thanos' invasion and his attempts to attain the Mind Stone only to find out that War Machine was the only member available. The team discusses how to take away the Mind Stone from Vision, with Vision repeatedly trying to convince Wanda to destroy it since she was the only one powerful enough to do so. However, the team decides to go to Wakanda in order to find a way to safely remove the Stone from Vision's head while keeping him alive.
Thanos' forces later arrives in Wakanda and Corvus interrupts Shuri's operation on Vision. Vision is then helped out by Captain America in fighting off and finally killing Corvus. Vision finally convinces Wanda to destroy the Mind Stone even if it meant killing him before Thanos is able to get his hands on the stone. With a heavy heart, Wanda uses her powers to destroy the Mind Stone thus killing Vision right before Thanos managed to get to them. However, Thanos uses his Time Stone to turn back time, restoring Vision and the Mind Stone. Vision is helpless to stop Thanos, who grabs him by the neck and rips the Mind Stone from Vision's head, killing the android once more.
Vision is one of several Avengers to make cameo appearances in the mid-1990s Fantastic Four television series.
The Avengers: United They Stand
The Vision appears in The Avengers: United They Stand voiced by Ron Rubin. Like the comics, he was created by Ultron in his attempt to destroy the Avengers. The Avengers managed to use the defeated Vision in order to store some of Wonder Man's memories after Wonder Man was attacked by Ultron.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Vision appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Peter Jessop. He was created by Ultron to gather Adamantium, Vibranium and Captain America's shield that would be used as Ultron's indestructible armor. He battled against Captain America, Black Panther, Thor, and Hawkeye, before being fought off. Some time later, Vision began kidnapping the Avengers with help from robotic copies of them, created by Ultron. He later rallied against his master after being inspired by Captain America and joined the Avengers, where he was instrumental in thwarting Purple Man's planetary takeover due to his immunity to his mind control, freeing Captain America first and then Hawkeye and Miss Marvel. During the series finale, Vision teamed-up with Thor, Luke Cage, Falcon and Black Widow against Air-Walker. Unlike his comics counterpart, this Vision isn't connected with his universe's Wonder Man in any way, and he can't fire laser beams out of his eyes, only from the gem on his forehead.
Vision appears in the third season of Avengers Assemble, voiced by David Kaye. He becomes a reserve member of the team, but later becomes a full time Avenger after the original heroes become lost in time and space in the Season 4 premiere.
Paul Bettany reprisea his role as Vision on the Disney+ series WandaVision (2020). Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series sees Vision mysteriously return following his death at the hands of Thanos and living out various sitcom parodies with Wanda in town of Westview. Vision does not seem to recall his death or his previous time as a member of the Avengers, and gradually begins to notice that something is wrong with the town and his living situation with Wanda. Meanwhile, investigators Monica Rambeau, Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis learn that Wanda apparently stole Vision's dead body from a S.W.O.R.D. facility. Vision eventually discovers that Westview is trapped within a reality-warping anomaly dubbed "The Hex," and mysteriously begins to die after leaving the town's borders.
In the penultimate episode, it is discovered that Vision is not real, and was actually created by Wanda in her grief over his death, which also created the Hex that has trapped Westview. The story that Wanda stole his body also turns out to be a lie, as his corpse is still in S.W.O.R.D. custody. S.W.O.R.D. scientists are able to reactivate Vision's body (which has turned a ghostly white), and the now-mindless synthezoid is sent into the Hex to kill Wanda. The true Vision winds up fighting his doppelganger, but flies off to parts unknown after regaining his memories. At the close of the series, the fake Vision vanishes from existence after Wanda undoes the Hex, having a tearful goodbye with her as he disappears.
What If...? (2021)
Vision appears in several episodes of What If...?, with Paul Bettany once again reprising his role.
Captain America and the Avengers
The Vision is a playable character in the 1991 arcade game Captain America and the Avengers by Data East.
Avengers in Galactic Storm
The Vision is a helper/assist character in Avengers in Galactic Storm, a fighting game also by Data East.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
The Vision appears as a non-playable character- serving mainly as the team's 'Information Officer'- and an available striker on the PSP in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Roger Rose.
Marvel Avengers Alliance
The Vision is available as the main reward once all task of Special Operations 8: Vision of the Future have been completed in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Although technically a 'blaster' class character Vision has be ability to switch between this and an 'Infiltrator Interface' class, which has a different set of skills associated with it. Like all previous Special Operations, Vision of the Future was a limited time mission set, which ran between April 5, 2013 and April 28, 2013.
Lego Marvel's The Avengers
Vision is the playable character in the game voiced by Paul Bettany.
Lego Marvel Superheros 2
Vision was a playable character in the game.
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online
The Vision is a playable character in the online game Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.
The Vision serves as a non-playable character in the massively multiplayer online action role-playing video game Marvel Heroes. He is positioned in Avengers Tower and transports the player around to different areas. He was added as a playable character in the Marvel Heroes 2015 expansion.
Contest of Champions
Vision is a playable fighter in Marvel Contest Of Champions.
Disney Infinity 3.0
The movie version of the Vision is a playable character in Disney Infinity 3.0.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Vision appears in the game as an NPC, once again voiced by David Kaye.
- Toy Biz released a Vision figure as part of Series 7 for Marvel Legends line.
- Marvel Universe Vision figure was released by Hasbro.
- Hasbro released a Vision figure as part of Ares Series for Marvel Legends line.
- Hasbro released a Vision figure for their Avengers: Age of Ultron line.
- Hasbro also released an oversized Vision figure for the Titan Heroes line.
- A Vision figure showing the character in his Avengers A.I. costume was released for the Marvel Legends Hulkbuster Build-a-Figure wave by Hasbro.
- Another Vision figure, this time showing the character in his white costume from the 80's, was released as part of a three-pack with Ultron and the Hulk.
- Hot Toys released a Vision figure for their Age of Ultron line.
- Hasbro later released an Avengers: Infinity War Vision figure as part of a Marvel Legends two-pack with Scarlet Witch.
- The white version of Vision from WandaVision was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of the Disney+ wave.
- Bowen Designs released a statue depicting the Vision's classic outfit.
- Bowen also released a Vision bust.
- Sideshow Collectibles released a Vision statue, again showing him in his classic costume.
- Funko released a Vision bobblehead as part of their "Pop!" line. A variant showing Vision using his intangibility was also released.
- The Vision was included as part of Lego's "Quinjet City Chase" kit for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- He was also included in Lego "Tanker Truck Takedown".
- He was a playable figure in Lego "Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack"
- Jonathan Lethem wrote a short story named "The Vision" from his Men and Cartoons collection, the story features a character that claims to be The Vision by dressing up as him as a child and as an adult.
- Vision appears as part of the Avengers in the novel Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Dan Abnett.