The mid-credits scene of the 8th episode of WandaVision gave us a glimpse of Vision in his white avatar. Who is White Vision? Let’s find out.
The 8th episode of WandaVision answered a lot of our questions about Wanda and her past. But just before it came to an end, the episode gave us some more questions to break our heads about. And all those questions have the same subject, White Vision. Here’s what we know about White Vision.
Watch: White Vision – Post-Credits Scene | WandaVision Episode
In the mid-credits scene of the 8th episode, we finally have Vision re-assembled and brought back to life by SWORD director Tyler Hayward. It seems that Vision’s parts were recovered post his death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Then it was stored in a secret SWORD facility. And we now know why for real. Hayward wants to use Vision, a sentient being, for his own purpose.
White Vision and his History in Marvel Comics
The character of White Vision was first introduced in West Coast Avengers #45 by John Byrne. White Vision was rebuilt specifically to distance Vision from Wanda and bring an end to their relationship. His original programming was erased that included emotional components from fellow Avengers Wonder Man. This resulted in a more cold robotic personality that was void of humane components.
So, on one hand, while Vision or White Vision was back to being a regular superhero, Wanda was struggling with her mental health and was committing progressively horrifying crimes as the days and years passed. This sort of connects to the WandaVision storyline in that Wanda is indeed suffering from the absence of Vision.
Dark Avengers in the MCU
So, White Vision does hint towards the end of Wanda and Vision’s relationship in the MCU. However, that is not the end of his role. White Vision poses a threat to the whole team of Avengers too. He could be one of the founding members of Dark Avengers in the MCU.
We have already anticipated the formation of a government-funded version of Avengers after the events of Captain America: Civil War. In other words, after many members of the real Avengers denied signing the Accords. This is the perfect excuse for the governments to bring in the Dark Avengers as well as their solution for being unable to influence the Avengers. In the comics, Norman Osborn was the originator of Dark Avengers, bringing in the SHIELD-replacement HAMMER with him.
However, it seems that Tyler Hayward will replace Norman Osborn. His desire to use White Vision as a sentient weapon for SWORD isn’t the last of his ambitions. This was clearly visible in the mid-credits scene itself.
Wanda and Vision
While Wanda’s Westview anomaly is an act to be condemned, it is far from the acts that her comic counterpart is responsible for, for a long time now. Also, she seems to be aware that her children are an illusion. Also, what seemed previously to be an act against Vision’s wishes (when we saw Hayward telling that Wanda stole Vision’s body) is not true. Neither does it break the rules of the Sokovia Accords (which Agent Woo mentioned unaware of Hayward’s intentions). The Vision that existed is Westview was “born out” of Wanda, her powers, and memories.
And these are all points of significance. This establishes the fact that all of Westview, including Vision, and the kids, are manifestations of Wanda’s attempts to process her immense pain and grief.
White Vision is Ultron?
So, the thing is we have two Visions in WandaVision at the moment. One is Vision created by Wanda and the other is White Vision created by Hayward. Another possibility is that White Vision could actually contain remnants of Ultron’s consciousness. The very existence of Vision’s physical body is tied to Ultron. This is because Vision was always meant to be Ultron’s own “vision” for a new world without humans and their flaws.
What remains is to see if the two Visions meet or not. And if they do then what will be the result. Because “you can bet there’d be consequences.”