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VISION
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Real Name: Vision

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-730834) synthezoid

Occupation: Avenger;
   formerly assassin

Group Membership: Avengers (Ant-Man, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Wasp)

Affiliations: Black Panther, Black Widow, Devil Dinosaur, Dr. Richard Hawkins, Jarvis, Koko, Ms. McLauren (loose), Moon BoyRedwing (all Earth-730834);
   formerly pawn of Ultron

Enemies: A.I.M., Black Knight, Dr. Doom, Collector, Ultron, Wonder Man (all Earth-730834)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Internationally mobile

First Appearance: Avengers United They Stand#3 (January, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: The Vision’s body technologically mimics the human form, combining partially concealed mechanical components with synthetic and organic materials, but he maintains a robotic voice. His body is stronger and more durable than a human's, but is susceptible to high voltage blasts. He can alter the density of his body at will, even just limbs if concentrating; decreasing his density permits him to levitate, a state he often prefers, but he is capable of powered flight (including turbo bursts), presumably from components within his artificial body. He can use his low-density intangible state as a weapon by passing part of his body inside another body, thereby disrupting their nervous system and render them unconscious. He can also "capture" projectiles into his body by being intangible, solidifying his form, and then expelling the inert projectile. He has internal electronic components that enable him to detect radar signals and broadcast signals on specific wavelengths. The Vision can shoot intense solar beams from his eyes (likely powered via the solar energy-collecting crystal on his brow like his Earth-616 counterpart). Although programmed with Wonder Man's brain engrams, he has not fully adapted to mimicking human behavior.

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 300 lbs. (variable down to 0 lbs.)
Eyes: Gold
Hair: None

History:

(Avengers United They Stand#3 (fb) - BTS) - Keen for revenge after losing a battle against the Avengers, the anti-human android Ultron built the synthezoid Vision and had him attack the Avengers during a meeting with the US President. The Vision felled Wonder Man with an energy bolt that left the Avenger comatose. The Vision was overpowered and reprogrammed; soon after, Wonder Man's brain engrams and memories were downloaded into the Vision's brain, giving the synthezoid free will. No longer considered a weapon, the Vision was installed as a full-time Avenger.

(Avengers United They Stand#3) - Rumors quickly circulated about what had happened and the Avengers agreed to send the Vision to Ms McLauren's chat show to introduce himself. A Christian terrorist in the audience shot at him but the Vision collected the bullets in his lower density form, expelled them and disarmed the dangerous would-be assassin. Later, the Avengers discussed the Vision's status as a new Avenger and if he had access to any of Wonder Man's memories; the Vision lied and denied he did, leaving Scarlet Witch saddened at the lost love she had with Wonder Man. However, the Vision was repressing his own true feelings and instead focused on protecting Wanda.

(Avengers United They Stand#4) - The Vision joined the other Avengers on an undercover mission to stop the villainous Black Knight from selling the destructive Ultimate Amplifierto the Latverian despot, Dr. Doom, but they were all captured by Doom's robot sentries after crossing the closed borders. Doom's power-neutralizing collars apparently also inhibited the Vision's abilities and the Avengers were locked in the castle dungeons. They and the Black Knight managed to escape; the Vision blasted Doom before they fled Latveria with the Vision keeping the Black Knight aloft.

(Avengers United They Stand#5) - Despite several Avengers' doubts on the loyalty of Black Widow and how Hawkeye's romantic feelings for her may have clouded his judgment over her recent distress call, the Vision agreed to join Scarlet Witch and Falcon on the rescue mission to an A.I.M. base in the Canadian mountains.  The Vision was able to sneak into the base and broadcast details to his teammates, but was discovered and immobilized by A.I.M. weapons. The other Avengers freed the Vision and they stopped other A.I.M. science-based weapons, but the A.I.M. fighters fled, including Black Widow and her presumed-dead husband Alexi Shostakov. Disappointed, the Avengers escaped the self-detonation of the A.I.M. base.

(Avengers United They Stand#6) - The Vision was captured alongside other Avengers at Avengers Mansion, as well as over a thousand other humans internationally, by the obsessive extraterrestrial Collector using his teleportation orbs and transported to his spaceship into individual cells. The Vision was the only one able to quickly discern the situation and attacked his captor, who was in a giant flesh form, but the Collector reversed Vision's efforts with a chronal pistol. The Collector then informed them he was saving them from an impending extinction event. Disease-cleansing gas knocked them out before they were released into a jungle zone. The Avengers split into two teams; the Vision stayed with Scarlet Witch in Ant-Man's group and waited to see if they could reopen the doors to gain access to the rest of the ship. The Vision noted a nearby gorilla before the guardian Moon Boy attacked astride Devil Dinosaur accompanied by raptors.

(Avengers United They Stand#7) - Ant-Man's team overcame the dinosaurs using their respective powers. Soon after, the Vision tried to phase the wall but was repulsed by its phasing layers of dimensional space. Following the Vision's observations, Scarlet Witch recognized Koko as the sign language-trained gorilla, who then helped communicate with Moon Boy to aid the Avengers' escape through the doors using Vibranium icons the other team had found. Back in the cell-lined corridor, they again encountered the Collector. With the Avengers determined to be free, Scarlet Witch and the Vision combined their hex and solar blast powers, unexpectedly disintegrating the Collector's flesh form, but he generated a new body from the ship's floor. Concerned at their destructive nature, the Collector offered the captive humans the choice to return to Earth; only a few chose to accompany the Avengers home in a separate spaceship.

Comments: The Vision originally created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema. Adapted by Ty Templeton, Eric Lewald, Derec Aucoin, Walden Wong.

Some stats are taken from his Earth-616 counterpart, who first appeared in Avengers I#57 (August, 1968).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Vision has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers United They Stand#3, p4, pan2 (main image)
Avengers United They Stand#4, p1 (headshot, undercover)
Avengers United They Stand#3, p1 (eyebeams)
Avengers United They Stand#7, p4, pan3 (phasing)
Avengers United They Stand#5, p8, pan3 (shoulder pads rock)


Appearances:
Avengers United They Stand#3 (January, 2000) - Ty Templeton (script), Eric Lewald (story consultant), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#4 (February, 2000) - Ty Templeton (writer), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#5 (March, 2000) - Ty Templeton (script), Eric Lewald (story consultant), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#6 (April, 2000) - Ty Templeton (writer), Eric Lewald (story consultant), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers United They Stand#7 (June, 2000) - Ty Templeton (writer), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted: 04/19/2022
Last updated: 04/19/2022

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