The second episode of Marvel Studios: Legends showcasing Vision does justice to his role in the MCU.
After the first episode about Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlett Witch, Marvel Studios: Legends in its second episode shows the viewers the other counterpart of its upcoming WandaVision i.e. Vision. While the 7 min long episode does show us the journey of Vision, there nothing more to it than that. And we try to complain about it but we can’t because there is nothing more to show.
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Spoilers ahead and only natural. The whole character of Vision revolves around 3 movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. However, there’s more to him than meets the eye. Vision’s construct contains three different arcs, those of Tony, JARVIS, and Ultron. And not to mention, the Mind Stone. And all this is what gives him not just his power but also his intellect. Another very important aspect of his character is his relationship with Wanda Maximoff. This is why she was introduced in the first Legends episode as it would serve as a combined intro before the release of WandaVision.
The Vision of MCU
The second episode of Marvel Studios: Legends begins with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Vision was the result of Ultron who in turn was a result of Tony Stark. Tony wanted to use JARVIS to create a new technology or AI that would serve as the single platform for earth’s defence. But that AI became self-aware, gave itself a body, and turned against the Avengers, calling himself Ultron. When Ultron realized that he was capable of evolving, he decided to put himself along with JARVIS’s matrix and the Mind Stone into a new body. This would make him a lot powerful. However, he fails to achieve this feat as the Avengers get hold of the body. And when Thor hits it with lightning, Vision is born. And at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, it is Vision who destroys the last of Ultron’s decoys.
Vision’s Oversight in MCU Captain America: Civil War
Next, we see clips from Captain America: Civil War showing Vision playing guard.
Our very strength invites challenge. Challenge incites conflict. And conflict breeds catastrophe. Oversight is not an idea that can be dismissed out of hand.
These words of Vision are very true. He didn’t choose any side as such but was doing what he knew was right. This naturally made him take the side of the government and fight alongside Tony.
Infinity War and the Mind Stone
Towards the end of the episode, we see clips from Avengers: Infinity War. The Avengers decided that in order to prevent Thanos from getting hold of the Mind Stone, it had to be removed from Vision’s forehead beforehand. This process was to be undertaken by Shuri, younger sister of T’Challa AKA Black Panther. However, in the end, we see Wanda destroying it with tears in her eyes (we will talk about this in a minute). However, this turns out to be of no avail as Thanos turns back time and pulls the stone out of Vision and killing him in the deed. This was the last time we saw Vision. Until WandaVision. Actor Paul Bettany recently revealed to Comicbook.com about Vision’s whereabouts after Avengers: Endgame. He said, “Oh, well I know what happened to Vision’s body and you’re all very soon gonna know what happened to Vision’s body.”
Relationship with Wanda Maximoff
The relationship between Wanda and Vision was brewing since Captain America: Civil War. During his stay with Wanda when he was told to not let her leave the premises by Tony, we see him entertain Wanda and in the process developing a likeness for her. “Spirits lifted.” And by the end of the film, it becomes clear to us that they have feelings for each other. In Avengers: Infinity War, we see them living together in Edinburg, Scotland, United Kingdom, away from the Avengers, and in secrecy. Until Children of Thanos finds them, but eventually, they are saved by Steve, Natasha, and Sam.
Towards the end of the movie, Wanda has to make the most painful choice of her life to destroy the Mind Stone which will kill Vision. But she has to do it in order to prevent Thanos from getting hold of the stone. Vision’s last words to her, “You can never hurt me…I love you.” She makes her choice…but it makes no difference. We all know that Thanos turned back time and pulled the stone out of Vision with his bare hand.
The love for Vision and the pain of his death is what many believe will be the basis of WandaVision. We should also keep in mind the death of his brother Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron and that it had a horrifying impact on her. The theory here is that in WandaVision, Wanda has created her own reality where she is able to live happily with Vision and away from the horrors of her real life.
All of Vision in Marvel Studios: Legends
Marvel Studios: Legends (Vision) does fulfil its job in showcasing Vision and who he is and has been till now. However, MCU fans might be a little disappointed as there was nothing new to see. Although the new will be arriving on 15 January in the form of WandaVision, there are always expectations from MCU. This Marvel didn’t take care of in Legends. Some words from the Paul Bettany who played Vision along with Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff) about their characters and their relationship would have been nice. After all, it is the actors who have been able to turn these characters into “Legends.” Well, there is nothing else to say but wait and watch.