Avengers: Infinity War is set on its own personal race to be MCU’s masterpiece. It has got everything a marvel fan could ever hope for – The action, the CGI, the plot and a big, bad fan favorite villain who won’t hesitate to rattle the Avengers’ cages. It will be a long and hard struggle for the Avengers and the other superheroes to come together, set apart their differences and join hands for a common cause – Battle for Planet Earth and beyond.
But a path as hard and strenuous won’t be filled with roses and tulips to walk over. Thanos has been waiting for the perfect moment to strike since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He now (presumably) knows where all his precious infinity gems are. They are on Earth and he is coming. The heroes won’t stand a chance when the Mad Titan goes on a rampage to claim the Gauntlet and bend the universe to hi will. There are bound to be casualties. And we just might know who will be the first to leave the land of the living.
It’s been months since Marvel released the original teaser and wowed scores of fans in select comic con international Expos. While the teaser was ‘leaked’ online and most of us have already watched it, nothing beats the real thing.
The Trailer showed Thanos and the Black order finally getting off their asses and taking matters into their own hands. While it certainly sounds scary enough for the MCU heroes already, there is one member who needs to be a little bit more scared than the rest.
If rumors are to be believed, The Vision will be the first casualty caught in the crossfire in the fight between the light and the dark. The Trailer showed a member of the Black Order pinning Vision to the Ground and using a scepter to remove the Mind Gem, an infinity stone, jaded on his forehead.
But without the Mind Stone powering the Vibranium lined body of The Vision, will he survive the Infinity War saga?
The movie Avengers: Age of Ultron was the first time the superhero made an appearance. Tony Stark finds a peculiar framework within the Stone that he then extrapolates into a computer which then turns out to be an Artificial Intelligence, unlike any even Tony, has ever seen. The A.I then rebels against his creators to become Ultron and decides to create an indestructible vibranium body for himself.
The Mind Stone is what gave Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch their powers in the MCU. Now the android body that Ultron had made for himself was pieced together with th Mind Stone as its power house. But before Ultron could transfer his consciousness into the new body, the Avengers steal it. The body is then taken to the Avenngers’ Tower where the remnants of the J.A.R.V.I.S protocols I then infused within it to create the sentient android superhero The Vision.
But it still begs the question of what happens to the android Vision after the only thing that makes him human is suddenly picked away. A human can be alive and breathing in a coma but that doesn’t mean he isn’t brain dead. Does the same thing happen to Vision? Without the Mind Stone, does the Vision become another one of Ultron’s lifeless android soldiers? Or maybe Ultron himself?
While talking to Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War, Vision helps explain his connection to the Mind Stone embedded in his forehead:
“I don’t know what this is. Not really,” he tells Scarlet Witch as he points to the Mind stone in his forehead. “I know it’s not of this world, that it powered Loki’s staff, gave you your abilities. But its true nature is a mystery and yet it is part of me… I wish to understand it. The more I do, the less it controls me. One day, who knows? I may even control it.”
The Vision says the Mind Stone controls his actions mostly. But in due time he will end up on the driver seat. The Vision is still an A.I at heart. And A.Is learn. With the passage of time, maybe the Vision won’t need the Stone anymore. He will be the hero that follows his comic counterpart more closely and accurately. Maybe the MCU will follow the comic books for a change and give the fanboys the one thing they are so desperately looking for in the movies – Comic Book Accuracy.
Maybe we even get lucky enough to see the Avengers finally taste his delicious Chicken Paprikash, something he is famous for in the comics.