Vision is the latest mega-powerful character to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Portrayed by Paul Bettany and based on Tony Stark's JARVIS A.I., who Bettany had previously voiced, the character joined the movie version of the Avengers in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Having been built by the villainous Ultron in the live action franchise (with a body made from a mixture of living tissue and the indestructible metal known as vibranium), the character became a force of good when he was imbued with the aforementioned JARVIS A.I. and the Mind Stone, and brought to life by Thor's lightning.
But that version of the character is very different from the classic version from Marvel's comic books. Don't get us wrong, there are plenty of similarities, but there are some things that you might not know about the character Paul Bettany's version is based on.
With that in mind, here are 10 things you didn't know about the Vision:
10 He Was Adapted From A Timely Comics Character Of The Same Name
During what is generally known as the Golden Age of comic books, the first Vision was created by the writer-artist team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby for Marvel's predecessor company Timely Comics.
9 He Got Married
In spite of the fact that the Marvel comic book version of the character is still an android, he did in fact manage to find love with a human character; or, more specifically, a human mutant character in the form of Wanda Maximoff (aka the Scarlet Witch). The pair even had a limited series together.
8 He's Magneto's Son-In-Law
As a result of his marriage to the Scarlet Witch in the comic books, the Vision became the son-in-law of Max Eisenhardt (aka Magneto). This is because, of course, Magneto is the father of both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the comic books, unlike in the movies (in which Magneto doesn't even exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Wanda doesn't even exist in the X-Men franchise).
7 He Was Made Using Wonder Man's Brain
Just like he did in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, Ultron was the one who created the Vision in the comic books. However, the manner in which he went on to become a key member of the heroic Avengers was very different in the comic books.
6 He Suffered Greatly In The Marvel Zombies Universe...
In spite of the fact that the Vision is an android (and therefore somebody you'd expect to be safe in a biological zombie outbreak) in the Marvel Zombie universe, Vision really didn't fair too much better than the other Marvel heroes who were turned into mindless un-dead monsters.
5 ...And In The Age Of Ultron Comic
In major story arcs, the Vision seems to get a really raw deal! In addition to his terrible fate in the Marvel Zombies story, he didn't get a much better deal in the Age of Ultron arc; an arc that really had absolutely nothing in common with the Avengers movie of the same name, incidentally.
4 He's Sometimes White
The Vision famously has a striking green, yellow and red appearance that has become synonymous with the character - but that colourful combination hasn't always been what he has looked like in the comic books (and we're not just referring to the old Timely Comics days in which he looked very different, either).
3 He's Been A Woman
Although Vision is, in fact, an android, the fact is that he is presented as male and has indeed embarked on a heterosexual relationship with a woman in the form of Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch.
2 He's Been A Part Of Several Super Teams
Classically, of course, the Vision has become a prominent member of the classic Avengers team, but he has actually been a member of several different teams in the comic books - including various different versions of the Avengers themselves.
1 He Has Led The Avengers
Not many people know this - especially not those who only know the newborn, naive version of the character from the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie - but the Vision has actually been the leader of the Avengers in the comics (albeit quite briefly).
It happened during Avengers #242-243 in 1984, when the team was celebrating Hawkeye's marriage. The Vision detected a powerful threat to the Earth and began to act like the team's leader - much to everyone including the reader's surprise. As a result, the Wasp turned over her chairmanship to the android and his first act as the leader was to split the Avengers into East and West coast teams.
Sources: <strong>Wikipedia, Marvel.com, Marvel Wikia, Ranker, Comic Vine</strong>
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