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Vision was a recreation of the synthezoid of the same name, created by Wanda Maximoff using Chaos Magic during her meltdown in Westview over the loss of the original Vision, who was her lover, which reset the town to a sitcom-style ambience. For a couple of days, Vision lived peacefully with Maximoff and conceived twin sons with her, but soon discovered that Westview was not what it seemed. Vision became aware of the brainwashed citizens, the Hex, Maximoff's past and actions, as well as the life of the original Vision with the help of Darcy Lewis. He aided his family by fighting White Vision in the Battle of Westview before restoring his memories, and in the immediate aftermath, Vision and Maximoff bade farewell to each other as the latter dispelled the Hex, erasing Vision and his children.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Creation
- 1.2 Westview Anomaly
- 1.3 Family Life
- 1.4 Fight for Family
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Facilities
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Behind the Scenes
- 8 Appearances
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Wanda Maximoff's Grief
- "Not everyone has the kind of power that could bring their soulmate back online. Excuse me, back to life."
"No, I can't do that. That's not why I'm here."
"Okay, but I can't allow you to take three billion dollars worth of vibranium, just to put it in the ground."
- ―Tyler Hayward and Wanda Maximoff[src]
In 2023, the remaining Avengers reversed the Snap, resurrecting trillions including Wanda Maximoff. However, Vision, Maximoff's lover, remained dead, having not been killed by the Snap but rather Thanos directly. Shortly after, Maximoff would go to the S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters, requesting that she be given Vision's body to give him a funeral and bury him. There, Maximoff met with Tyler Hayward, the organization's director, who would show her that S.W.O.R.D. had dismantled Vision, explaining that he was the most powerful sentient weapon ever made and that they could not give him away when he was so valuable.
Created with Chaos Magic
Following her meeting with Tyler Hayward , Wanda Maximoff drove to Westview, arriving at the plot where the couple's home was to have been built. The combined grief of losing her parents, brother and partner proved too much for Maximoff, who would suddenly release a massive amount of magical energy known as Chaos Magic, which completely rewrote their surroundings, building their home, rebuilding Westview in a 1950s-theme, and creating a new version of Vision. Vision, unaware of his or his original self's history, greeted Maximoff.
Arrival into Westview
Vision and Wanda Maximoff began their new life in the suburban town of Westview, New Jersey as the stars of the sitcom "WandaVision". Vision retained no memories from when he was alive, and was only aware that he was Maximoff's husband. Vision was also unaware of the fact that his sitcom life was the result of a grieving Maximoff altering reality within Westview, holding thousands of civilians along with himself hostage.
First Day at Work
Upon starting work at Computational Services Inc. Headquarters, Vision's coworker Norm had marveled at how fast Vision worked, as he joked that he was like a walking computer, which Vision denied. Vision's inability to understand the significance of what that day was, would be resolved when he remembered that he was hosting his boss, Mr. Hart, and his wife, Mrs. Hart for dinner. Mr. Hart, who was looking forward to the evening, explained the importance of the dinner, pointing to former employee, Phil Jones, who was leaving because the dinner he hosted was not to Mr. Hart's liking, which had made Vision considerably more nervous.
Dinner with the Harts
Later that night, Maximoff sneaks up behind Mr. Hart, mistaking him for Vision, and gives him the old “guess who.” Vision scrambles to explain that Maximoff is from Sokovia and lies that this is the customary Sokovia way of greeting guests. The Harts without much hassle accept the explanation. Vision speaks with his boss about work and again tries to get more information about what his company actually does. The crash in the kitchen is loud enough that Mrs. Hart chooses to offer her help. But Vision is able to stop her. Inside the kitchen, Maximoff hurries Agnes out of their home and begins going to work using her powers but ends up causing another crash. As Mrs. Hart makes another attempt to help in the kitchen, Vision distracts her by singing “Yakety Yak”, catching everyone off guard. The Harts begin to grow impatient and just as Mr. Hart begins to scold Vision, Maximoff quickly lays out their dinner and they all sit down to eat some breakfast for dinner. Ms. Hart asked Maximoff and Vision about their story, entailing where they moved from and how long they've been married, but neither of them were able to answer any of her questions. This led to Mr. Hart growing angry at the couple for not having an answer, until he begun chocking on his food. This caused the reality to break, so Maximoff told Vision to help Mr. Hart, and everything went back to normal. After the Harts left, Maximoff and Vision reflected on the dinner, and decided to make it the day of their anniversary, with Maximoff making them wedding rings.
Late Night Noises
Vision and Wanda Maximoff were awoken in the night by strange noises, which turned out to just be the trees hitting the window of the Vision Residence. The loud sound startled Vision, so he checked the window to see what caused it, while he had assured Maximoff there was nothing to worry about, before the sound scared him back into his bed. Maximoff eventually discovered that the cause of the sound was a tree branch hitting the side of their house due to the wind. Because Maximoff had then altered their beds to now be joined together, she and Vision took the opportunity to make love.
Vision finds the neighborhood watch meeting at the local library. They explain to him that it’s a member's only event and attempt to exclude him. He hangs around however, asking a slew of questions about their policies. When offered a danish, he lets it slip that he does not eat food but quickly covers his mistake. He does however accept a stick of gum after the group allows him to join them. As he awkwardly chews, one of his new friends pats his back, causing him to swallow the gum, which unintentionally causes some major issues for his inner workings.
Disastrous Magic Show
Maximoff panics backstage at the talent show while she waits for Vision to show up. He finally staggers up to the stage, seemingly intoxicated. Maximoff takes the stage and introduces Vision, who stumbles on his way out. He bumbles his way through a magic routine, using his powers to shock and amaze the audience. Trying to keep them from being discovered, Maximoff uses her own powers to create practical explanations for his tricks as the audience bursts into laughter. During their big finale, they make Geraldine appear in the cabinet which was supposed to be used to make Maximoff disappear. Maximoff discovers the gum in Vision's system and corrects the problem. The now sober Vision tosses the gum away and the couple tries to sneak away. "Dottie Jones" spots them, however, and demands they stop. While Maximoff and Vision expect to be scolded, Dottie Jones instead presents them with an award for the best comedy performance.
Wanda Maximoff's Reset
Back home, the couple celebrates their performance and their day of fitting in. As Maximoff starts to head to the kitchen, Vision calls her back. As she turns around, it is revealed that she is pregnant. Maximoff asks if this is really happening and they are quickly interrupted by a sound outside. They head out to find a man climbing out of the sewer in a beekeeper's outfit, surrounded by bees. When the man turns to face them, Maximoff simply utters "no," and things begin to rewind, bringing things back to the point of Maximoff asking if her pregnancy is really happening. This time, instead of hearing the sound, Vision assures her it's really happening and the two kiss. Maximoff notices Vision's face is now in color, and marvels as she and the environment around her become colorized.
Planning for a Baby
The next day, Doctor Stan Nielson was called up to check on Maximoff, who detailed that she was about four months pregnant. Maximoff was completely delighted by all this, but Vision was concerned, due to the odd nature of her pregnancy, including her going further in stages. With the pregnancy occurring at a fast rate, Maximoff used her powers to build a room for the baby, while she and Vision debated the name, with Maximoff favoring Tommy, and Vision preferring Billy. Vision calculated that the baby should be born three days from then. Vision practicing changing a doll's diaper while Maximoff times him.
Unexpected Early Birth
Their preparations are subsequently interrupted when Maximoff experiences false labor. Unfortunately, the experience causes her to lose control of her powers again as all of the appliances start to go crazy. Due to the indoor downpour, Maximoff and Vision hide under the table from the indoor rain. After a few seconds, it stops and Maximoff uses her powers to blow dry their home. She once again feels the labor pains and Vision runs off to find Dr. Nielson using his super speed. Vision arrives at the doctor’s home, throws him on his back, and speeds away.Vision and Dr. Nielson come in a moment later, and Vision meets his son. With Geraldine and the doctor in the other room, Vision transforms into his natural synthezoid state and holds the baby, calling him Tommy. As the couple share a smile, Maximoff begins to go into labor again and Vision realizes that another baby, Billy, is coming
Looking after the Twins
Later, all four adults are in the living room with Vision and Dr. Nielson holding Tommy and Billy. Vision walks Dr. Nielson out, who mentions his planned vacation to Bermuda will not be happening after all. Dr. Nielson explains that he thinks he will not be taking his trip because small towns can be hard to escape. A puzzled Vision then finds Agnes and Herb gossiping in the yard. Intrigued, he approaches them to find out what they're discussing.Agnes asks if Geraldine is inside with Maximoff. Herb and Agnes explain to Vision that Geraldine is new to town and has no family, husband or even a home. Vision clearly finds that strange. Vision returned inside, asking about Geraldine. Maximoff told him that she returned home, but when she turned around, she was startled by Vision, who appeared as his corpse, causing her to look away in horror, but when she looked back, everything was normal again. Vision told Maximoff that they didn't have to stay in Westview, but she refuted it, saying it was their home, and that she had everything under control.
Vision was hard at work installing computers at Computational Services Inc. Headquarters, with Norm commenting that Vision knew quite a lot about them. Suddenly, each of the new computers received an email regarding S.W.O.R.D. and the Westview Anomaly in which all of Vision's colleagues began slowly reading in unison. Realizing something was wrong, Vision decided to reach into Norm's mind and speak to the man behind his persona. He discovered that someone was speaking to Norm constantly inside his head, giving him constant pain and that he had a family he could not reach.
- "What is outside of Westview?"
"You don't want to know, I promise you."
"You don't get to make that choice for me, Wanda!"
"You've never talked to me like this before."
"Before what? Before WHAT?! I don't remember my life before Westview, I don't know who I am! I'm scared!"
- ―Vision and Wanda Maximoff[src]
Later that night, Vision spoke to Wanda Maximoff about the occurrence, deducing that it was her who was speaking to Norm and every other Westview citizen. Maximoff tried to both avoid the subject and deny his accusations, but that only led to Vision being angry with her and questioning what was outside of Westview.
Maximoff was taken aback by this as Vision had never spoken to her in this manner before, while Vision was frustrated about what she was saying as his life in Westview he claimed was the only life he ever knew, which ultimately scared him. Maximoff attempted to assure him of who he was, but Vision was not certain she was telling him everything. His attempts of understanding the situation were ultimately interrupted by the sudden of Wanda's long lost brother, "Pietro Maximoff", as Vision watched their reunion.
As Halloween rolled around to Westview, Vision dressed up as a "Mexican wrestler", and decided to join the Neighborhood Watch on patrol instead of going Trick-or-Treating with Wanda Maximoff and the boys, which upset Maximoff further. Having both of them still not recovered from the previous night's argument, saying that he had to be there for their boys first Halloween. In the end, "Pietro Maximoff" agreed to go with Maximoff in Vision's place and the latter went on his way.
However, the whole Neighborhood Watch was merely a bluff for Vision's true intentions, which were to continue investigating his suspicions of Westview. This led him to discover that some of the town's population either moved in a repeated motion or did not move at all. Perplexed by this, Vision decided to fly upward and get a better lay of the area, noticing that the town made a lot of noise on the side furthest away from him but no sound from the side he was on. Vision discovered a lone car at an intersection furthest from town which he found out contained Agnes, who told him that she took a wrong turn and got lost in the town she grew up in. Vision decided to speak with the real Agnes the same way he did with Norm.
Agnes realized that Vision was one of the Avengers and asked if he was here to help. Vision asked Agnes what an Avenger was as he had never heard of the title. Agnes herself was confused that he did not know and wondered if she had died. Vision assuring her that she had not asked her why she would think such a thing, to which she replied with telling Vision that he was dead. She later told him that no one could leave Westview and Wanda would not let anyone think about it. She then proceeded to cackle maniacally and Vision put her back in her previous state. Agnes drove off, leaving Vision confused.
Attempting to Escape
Vision decided to walk further away from Westview, and discovered the hexagonal barrier separating the town from the rest of the world. Deducing that this was the way out, Vision decided to push through the barrier and find out what was outside. With some difficulty, Vision passed through the barrier, but it began to pull him back into Westview, ripping pieces of him off as he resisted being sucked in.
Seeing S.W.O.R.D. agents watching him, Vision pleaded that they help the people trapped inside Westview, collapsing to the ground as he spoke. Darcy Lewis, who was observing, begged the S.W.O.R.D agents help Vision, but they handcuffed her to a car. Vision locked eyes with Lewis before he succumbed to his injuries, lying motionless on the ground. Wanda, being told of Vision's pain by Billy Maximoff, expanded the Westview barrier, repairing Vision's body once he was inside and absorbing Darcy Lewis and numerous other S.W.O.R.D agents into the Hex.
Fight for Family
Reunion with Darcy Lewis
Fully repaired, Vision awoke in the middle of the S.W.O.R.D. Response Base, which the Hex had turned into a circus. He walked around the circus, confused, until finding Darcy Lewis, who the Hex had turned into a circus escape artist. Vision tried to talk to Lewis, but she was under the control of Wanda Maximoff and did not remember him. Vision pointed out a nearby mime, distracting Lewis long enough for him to free her of Wanda's control. After Lewis regained her composure, the two of them stole a van and left the circus.
A confused Vision questioned Lewis, and though she could not tell him if his children were safe or explain the existence of "Pietro Maximoff", she informed Vision of his past, including his death at the hands of Wanda to prevent Thanos getting the Mind Stone. The two of them drove to Westview to find Wanda, but their van was repeatedly impeded by various obstacles, which Vision theorised were being created by Wanda to stop him returning to their home. In an interview on the WandaVision programme, Vision remarked about his and Wanda's pasts, before asking himself what he was doing there and saying he had to get back home to his wife. Vision then phased through the van, leaving Lewis behind and flying back to his home.
Vision returned back to the Vision Residence in time to save Wanda Maximoff from the White Vision, who had been reactivated and programmed to eliminate Maximoff by S.W.O.R.D.. Maximoff apologized to Vision for having lied to him for the whole time, but Vision, understanding her grief and reasons, forgave her, and went off to fight White Vision.
The two Visions engaged in a fight, spiraling through the skies above Westview. During the fight, White Vision revealed his programming objective to be to destroy both the Westview Anomaly reality Vision, and Maximoff. As the Hex reality Vision was a part of this reality, as the Hex began being destroyed by Maximoff, so was the Hex reality Vision. This allowed for the White Vision to gain the upper hand for a moment, using his energy power to knock the other Vision from the sky. The Hex Vision landed beside Maximoff as he was slowly ripped apart.
Torn between the greater good and her family, Scarlet Witch stopped breaking down the Hex and instead chose to fight S.W.O.R.D. and Agatha Harkness. Behind her and her family, the White Vision landed, intent on destroying them. The Hex Vision, now restored to full strength lead the White Vision into the town Library, where they entered another standoff. They engaged in another fight, however it was only brief as the Hex Vision managed to grab White Vision in a headlock, giving him the time to attempt to reason against the original Vision's new programming, telling him that he was not the true Vision and was instead only a conditional Vision. This caused the White Vision to take a moment and contemplate. They began to discuss the Ship of Theseus, and the idea that, if the ship were to rot away, and the planks be replaced, would it still be regarded as the true Ship of Theseus, prompting the two Visions to discuss on their existence.
They came to an understanding that what made either of them the true Vision was based on their memories and past experience. The Hex's Vision pressed the control on the forehead of White Vision, allowing for the past data of experience to be accessed. White Vision realised this, and uttered the words, "I am Vision", before flying away into the sky.
One Last Embrace
With Agatha Harkness defeated and S.W.O.R.D. standing down, Vision, together with Wanda Maximoff and their kids, returned home to await their imminent deletion as the Westview Anomaly was closing. Vision and Maximoff tucked their children in their beds, withholding the information of their demise, and wished them good night before heading downstairs. As they saw the Hex closing in, Vision admitted to be uncertain of what is to come after, but was assured by Maximoff that she would see him again, as they kissed. As they held each other, the Hex finally closed and Vision disappeared along with the illusion cast on the town for good.
Vision retains much of the personality that his original self had, albeit changed slightly to fit better with the sitcom aesthetic of the "sitcom world" of Wanda Maximoff. He is typically polite and calm to everyone, though he often became nervous when he was at risk of being exposed as a synthezoid (as in the sitcom, he was always disguised as human when around others). As a result of his existence as a duplicate of Vision, he has no memories of his original self's life. When confronting Maximoff about her holding an entire town hostage, he was not calm, yelling and screaming at her. As a result of his non-human existence, he struggles with acting normal, often being awkward around others. Despite this version of Vision being unable to remember his past outside the anomaly as well as his time as an Avenger, he is still deeply compassionate and worries for the well being and safety of the people trapped within the anomaly, going so far as to break out of the hex to find help which caused him tremendous pain, his body being ripped apart and almost killing him. However, when the truth is finally revealed to him, he stands with Wanda regardless and forgives her.
Powers and Abilities
Synthezoid Physiology/Mind Stone Enhancement: Like his original self, Vision is a sapient construct, a perfect hybrid between organic and inorganic material. His entire body is a mix between a synthetic simulacrum of organic tissue and vibranium, all of which are enhanced by the cosmic powers of the recreated Mind Stone to function as a living body. The combination of the vibranium and the cosmic energy from the Mind Stone embedded in his forehead grants Vision a wide plethora of powers.
- Superhuman Strength: As a synthezoid composed of vibranium, Vision possesses superhuman strength.
- Superhuman Durability: The vibranium composition of Vision's body allows him to withstand immense force with no visible damage to his exterior, as demonstrated when he escaped the Westview Anomaly to warn S.W.O.R.D.. As a Chaos Magic recreation, however, he was unable to persist for long outside the Anomaly without being drawn back in piece by piece.
- Superhuman Speed: Vision can run at super sonic speeds.
- Night Vision: According to Wanda, Vision has night vision.
- Density Manipulation: An ability attributed to the Mind Stone, Vision can increase or decrease his own density and weight at will, allowing him to increase the durability of his physical form or make himself completely weightless.
- Intangibility: Vision's control over his density, weight and mass give him the ability to phase through solid objects. As he does so, an aura of greenish-yellow light envelopes the part of his body that is phased through matter. When phasing, Vision can increase his density again to interact with other objects, such as when he phased through Arthur Hart's neck and grabbed the food Hart had been choking on. With this ability, Vision has shown the ability to walk through doors and walls.
- Flight: Vision is capable of high speed flight. He can control his own motion-based force to move through the air at great speeds and instantly stop moving while in the air by completely freezing his motion.
- Energy Blasts: Vision is capable of drawing raw power from the Mind Stone to fire beams of intense cosmic energy from his forehead.
- Synthetic Skin Constructs: Through the power of the recreated Mind Stone, Vision can willfully generate synthetic material. He uses this power to create clothing, as well as completely rewrite his appearance to disguise himself as human when in the presence of others.
- Computer Interaction: Due to his empowerment by the Mind Stone, Vision exerted control over computers, switching them on and off with only a touch. He was also able to access the original Vision's databanks in order to eradicate S.W.O.R.D.'s programming and restore his memories.
- Mental Interaction: This version of Vision was able to awaken the repressed personalities of those trapped under the influence of the Westview Anomaly, as well as place them back in a controlled state, through touch.
- Genius-Level Intellect: Being an artificial intelligence, Vision learns inhumanly quickly and can download data directly to his mind. As an employee of Computational Services Inc., productivity went up 300% in making computational forms since he joined the company. He outsmarted his original self's prime directive to kill him by utilizing identity metaphysics to confound him.
- Expert Combatant: During the Battle of Westview, Vision managed to fight on par with White Vision. He appears to use the same techniques as his original self, as he used a chokehold on White Vision like his deceased form used on Hawkeye.
- Vision Residence: In his time on the WandaVision programme, Vision, his wife Wanda, and his children Billy and Tommy lived in this house. As a result of Wanda Maximoff rewriting reality, the house would often change appearances, taking on attributes of Maximoff's favourite sitcoms.
- Computational Services Inc. Headquarters: To be added
- Vision's stage name "Illusion" in Don't Touch That Dial is a reference to Ilya Zarkov, a Leonia resident with superpowers that he hides under the guise of being the stage magician "Illusion", alongside his wife Glynis.
- In All-New Halloween Spooktacular!, Vision wears a costume with colors similar to his comics attire, but with boxer shorts and sneakers instead of trunks and boots.
Behind the Scenes
- The crew behind WandaVision referred to Vision as "Soul Vision".
- Adam Lytle and Eric Mbanda were stunt doubles for Paul Bettany in the role of Vision.
- John Zimmerman was a stand-in for Paul Bettany in the role of Vision.
|Appearances for Vision|
In chronological order:
- WandaVision: 1.01: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience
- WandaVision: 1.02: Don't Touch That Dial
- WandaVision: 1.03: Now in Color
- WandaVision: 1.05: On a Very Special Episode...
- WandaVision: 1.06: All-New Halloween Spooktacular!
- WandaVision: 1.07: Breaking the Fourth Wall
- WANDAVISION'S CREATIVE TEAM DISCUSSES THE DARKHOLD, THE SCARLET WITCH, AND FAN THEORIES
- WandaVision: 1.08: Previously On
- WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale
- 'WandaVision' Creator on Agatha's Master Plan, That Ralph Bohner Reveal and White Vision (Exclusive)