The Vision is a very unique character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision was still mostly focused upon Wanda, but I’d say that Vision had an equally important role to play as the second fiddle. There were some amazing revelations that he was a part of. For instance, the MCU actually has 3 Versions of Vision.
Besides that, we saw why Vision was worthy of lifting Mjolnir. And the answer is not that he was an Android. But the traits of his worthiness were seen when he was willing to help all others within Westview even while he was dying. Even in the finale, Vision showed both brains and brawn. He saved Wanda from White Vision. Then after having a massive battle with the revived synthezoid, he deflated the situation very smartly. This is why Vision is so amazing as a character. Over the years, he has learned, evolved, and died. 3 versions of Vision have existed within the Marvel Cinematic Universe at different points in time. So, let’s look into all three of those versions:
All 3 Versions of Vision Explained
The Original Vision
Ultron used Vibranium and the Mind stone to construct Vision. He was about to transfer his own consciousness into Vision but the Avengers prevented that from happening. Instead, Tony and Bruce managed to put Jarvis into Vision, and then Thor’s lightning brought him to life. This is how the original Vision was born in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
After that, he played important roles in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. But sadly, he died twice. First, it happened when Wanda had to destroy the Mind Stone. Then Thanos brought him to life and plucked the Mind Stone out of his head. This is where the story of the original Vision ended. But Marvel has added more to the character with WandaVision.
The Conditional Vision
As WandaVision began, we got to see the return of Vision and he was spending the life that he never got. We were all wondering about how Wanda brought Vision back to life. Acting Director Tyler Hayward made it seem that Wanda stole Vision’s lifeless corpse and resurrected him. But that’s not what happened. Wanda tried to see if Vision was still there somewhere in his separated Vibranium body. But what she really did here was that she collected the remains of Vision’s consciousness. And then she left.
Upon reaching the site of their future home, Wanda drowned in sorrow and a burst of energy turned Westview into her new home. She brought Vision back to life through the consciousness she had absorbed at the SWORD facility, and through the piece of the Mind Stone that was within her. When she ended her hex, the life of this conditional Vision also came to an end.
After the first snap, Tyler Hayward knew that Earth needed protection from extra-terrestrial threats. So, he tried to bring Vision back online, seeing him as the perfect weapon. But nothing worked until he used Wanda’s residual chaos magic from the Stark drone that she personally delivered. Hayward managed to bring Vision back in the way that Bruce Banner had suggested. Even without the Mind Stone, Vision survived.
In fact, if you look at the moment Corvus Glaive attacked, Shuri stopped her Vision experiment at the very last second. She could have stopped as soon as Glaive showed up. But she waited. This makes us realize that she was actually very close to extracting the mind stone out of Vision. Now five years later, Hayward and SWORD’s R&D department managed to bring him back almost exactly like Bruce or Shuri would have intended. This is how we got the White Vision from the comics.
But Hayward didn’t restore his memories in order to turn him into the perfect weapon. Then the conditional Vision used “the Ship of Theseus” paradox to make White Vision realize that he was indeed the Vision. So, these were the 3 versions of Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While the other two are gone, we’re excited to see where White Vision will be making his return. Right now, it is unknown when Vision will return as Paul Bettany told the interviewers that he does not have a contract at present.
“I don’t have a contract. I don’t know that at all. And all that I do know is, as far as this sort of traunch of the press goes for an Emmy push, which is for a limited series. So it doesn’t look like that happening again. I mean, I guess it would be difficult to introduce White Vision and not deal with him in some way, but we have not discussed that.”
That’s why White Vision did not appear in Avengers: Infinity War before WandaVision. Now let’s see where he could appear next. My guess is Armor Wars or perhaps even Doctor Strange 2. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.