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"Give up the stone and she lives."
Corvus Glaive to Vision[src]

The Attack on Vision was an ambush staged by the Black Order to obtain the Mind Stone embedded in Vision's forehead, who was only saved by the unexpected arrival of Steve Rogers, Black Widow, and Falcon, who had been warned by Bruce Banner of the incoming danger.

Background

"There are two more Stones on Earth. Find them, my children, and bring them to me on Titan."
Thanos to the Black Order[src]

Wanda Maximoff is about to be freed by Captain America

In the wake of the Avengers Civil War, Steve Rogers broke into the Raft to liberate his allies, including Wanda Maximoff, who went into hiding. Although Vision was a supporter of the Sokovia Accords, he reunited with Maximoff, keeping his distance from Tony Stark, as he did not want to endanger Maximoff. They would be allowed to periodically have secret meetings together in order to blossom their growing relationship, on the condition that they return to their teammates after their conclusions.

Roughly two years later, Thanos took it upon himself to retrieve all six Infinity Stones and sent the Black Order on Earth to retrieve the stones there. Aware that Vision was possessing the Mind Stone, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner realized that he will be Thanos' next target, however, Stark lost contact with Vision two weeks prior. Before Stark could get in touch with Rogers to find Vision, they were faced by Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian who demanded the Time Stone from Doctor Strange. As a result, Strange was abducted by Maw, so Stark and Spider-Man followed him in space. Banner then used the burner phone, left by Stark, to contact Rogers and warn him that Vision was in danger.

Vision talks to Wanda Maximoff about the Mind Stone

Having another meeting in Edinburgh, Vision felt pain from the Mind Stone embedded in his forehead, which alerted Maximoff. Vision was concerned that the Stone was desperately attempted to communicate with him, and warn him of the incoming danger. Maximoff tried to use her abilities to mentally interface with the Stone, but felt nothing but Vision himself. Walking through the streets at night, Maximoff and Vision saw the news report about an attack on New York City, which resulted in Stark's disappearance.[1]

Attack

Vision is attacked by Corvus Glaive

"We don't wanna kill you. But we will."
"You'll never get the chance again."
Black Widow and Proxima Midnight[src]

Feeling guilt due to not being present to help the battle, Vision reluctantly decided to leave and aid against the invaders, but Wanda Maximoff was hesitant to let him go, fearing for his safety. Suddenly, Vision impaled from behind by Corvus Glaive, involuntarily forcing him back to his original android form. Before Maximoff could aid him, she was blasted away into a nearby shop by a shot from Proxima Midnight, allowing Glaive to begin forcibly prying the Mind Stone from the weakened Vision's forehead. However, before he could do so, Maximoff returned, throwing the Black Order away with her powers, and carry Vision and herself through the air to another street, away from the invaders.

Wanda Maximoff fights Proxima Midnight

Vision realized that the wound had disrupted his ability to control his density, as Maximoff attempted to use her abilities to heal the wound. Before she could finish, they were soon attacked again in a renewed assault by Glaive. Pushing Maximoff to safety, Vision grabbed Glaive and flew him across the city, smashing the alien into buildings, while Maximoff faced the attacking Midnight on the ground in close combat. Glaive offered to spare Maximoff's life in exchange for the Stone, only for an enraged Vision to ram him onto a church roof.

Wanda Maximoff battles Corvus Glaive

As Midnight and Maximoff dueled on the street below, Vision began to gain the upper hand, pummeling Glaive repeatedly. However, as Vision fired a blast from the Mind Stone at Glaive, it was deflected using the blade of his weapon, destroying a truck near the two combatants on the street. Glaive redirected the beam to hit Vision, stunning the android, and allowing Glaive to continue to forcibly and painfully extract the Stone. Maximoff, hearing Vision's screams, incapacitated Midnight by bending backwards and throwing her into the destroyed truck, before flying to the cathedral roof to rescue Vision from Glaive, blasting the latter away. Maximoff attempted to fly herself and Vision to safety, only to be blasted out of the air by a recovered Midnight, causing the two to fall into a nearby train station.

Wanda Maximoff faces of with the Black Order

Vision, severely wounded, pleaded with Maximoff to leave, but she refused to leave him behind, preparing to make her final stand against the Black Order. However, they were interrupted by Steve Rogers who had been called by Bruce Banner to locate and protect Vision, effortlessly catching Midnight's spear that she threw at him, much to her shock. Revealing himself in front of the enemies, Rogers ordered Black Widow and Falcon to join the battle.

Proxima Midnight fights Steve Rogers

In a coordinated attack, the three rogue Avengers engaged the Black Order, attacking together and even using their own weapons against them. With Wilson knocking Midnight away, Romanoff managed to use Midnight's spear to severely injure Glaive, while Rogers retrieved Glaive's weapon. Midnight summoned her spear from Romanoff and attempted to kill the Avenger, only to be blocked by Rogers. The two Avengers managed to overpower and disarm Midnight in a brief melee duel, before Wilson flew in and knocked her down, cornering them.

The Avengers watch the Black Order fleeing

While Wilson held both Midnight and Glaive at gunpoint, Romanoff threatened to kill them. Infuriated, Midnight countered, claiming they would never get the chance, before the two retreated to their waiting Q-Ship and fled to orbit to nurse their wounds, taking the Glaive's weapon with them.[1]

Aftermath

The Avengers return to the compound

"Thanos has the biggest army in the universe, and he is not gonna stop until he, he gets... Vision's stone."
"Well then, we have to protect it."
"No, we have to destroy it."
Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff and Vision[src]

The three Avengers took the injured Vision and Wanda Maximoff back to their stolen Quinjet to plan their next move. While Natasha Romanoff berated Maximoff for not regularly keeping in touch due to their romantic meetings, Steve Rogers decided to finally return to the Avengers Compound, knowing that the coming threat was bigger than anything they have previously faced.

The team arrived at the compound to find James Rhodes talking to Thaddeus Ross and the Department of State over a call. Ross ordered Rhodes to arrest them, but he simply ignored Ross and welcomed his teammates with open arms. They were also greeted by the arrival of Bruce Banner, who had been gone for a few years, and who brought tidings of the coming of Thanos. Discussing their next move, the Avengers realized that the invaders would return again, and would not stop until they retrieved the Mind Stone. Vision proposed that Maximoff's powers, being a creation of the Mind Stone, would be the only thing capable of destroying it, and thus offered to sacrifice himself to prevent the Stone from falling into Thanos' hands.

Unwilling to sacrifice one of their own needlessly, Banner suggested removing the Stone from Vision in order to save him, but noted that he himself is unable to perform such a difficult operation. Rogers proposed moving Vision to Wakanda, the only place with the technology advanced enough and capable of executing such a complex task.

Meanwhile on the Q-Ship, Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive finished healing their wounds and met with Cull Obsidian, with who they prepared for the final battle for the Mind Stone.[1]

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