Spoiler warning! Seems like Marvel just wasted one hell of an opportunity for the MCU in form of White Vision in Disney+ ‘WandaVision’.
With the premiere of the ‘WandaVision’ finale episode 9 this week, Marvel fans were all set to experience the most magical fight of the MCU. Credits to the creators, the finale episode just nailed it; everything from the battles taking place at different fronts, to the emotional stacks, and the exhibition of superpowers. However, there is one character who fell short of fans’ expectation. It is White Vision, who seems to have been wasted by Marvel with him not even making the tiniest impact possible in ‘WandaVision’ finale episode 9.
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- Did Marvel simply waste White Vision in the finale episode 9 of ‘WandaVision’?
- Why White Vision is such a big deal – Let’s refer to Marvel Comics
- The wasted White Vision in MCU.
Did Marvel simply waste White Vision in the finale episode 9 of ‘WandaVision’?
The post-credit scene of ‘WandaVision’ Episode 8 revealed a White version of Vision in SWORD camp.
“We took this thing apart and put it back together a million times. Tried every type of power supply under the sun”. He adds while looking at the drone thrown out from the Hex by Wanda, “When all we needed was a little energy directly from the source.” As revealed by Director Hayward while looking at the White Vision.
Apparently, Hayward lied when he said Wanda stole Vision’s body and resurrected him. As clearly revealed during the episode, Wanda walked away from the body in grief and then created a new Vision through Chaos Magic. Turns out, Hayward was lying so he could program and weaponize the re-assembled version of Vision, and he did.
The White Vision was programmed to destroy Wanda’s Vision and Wanda. Thus, Marvel fans expected a huge impact by the White Vision in the ‘WandaVision’ storyline and finale. But turns out all the hype was wasted for nothing.
Why White Vision is such a big deal – Let’s refer to Marvel Comics
For the MCU fans, who don’t know the Marvel comics by heart, the White Vision must have seemed like just another weapon. However, the Marvel Comic nerds know that the White Vision has a history in Marvel. He played a major role in Wanda’s life.
“Vision’s white body first appeared in the ’80s ‘Avengers West Coast’ storyline ‘Vision Quest’… That series saw a government agency kidnap Vision and dismantle him and wipe his mind clean of its personality. Scarlet Witch and other West Coast Avengers tracked Vision down only to find a heartless machine that attacks them. Eventually, the Avengers rebuild Vision in his white body form. But the personality matrix that made him the – man – Scarlet Witch loved is gone, and Vision is much more a blank-slate emotionless android.”As described by Comicbook.com:
Losing his actual Vision to the White Vision in comics was the initiation of Wanda’s grief. It was then followed by the events of her twins getting vanished, and the revelation of Agatha Harkness, Mephisto, and Immortus plotting against her on a cosmic scale.
The revelation of the White Vision in ‘WandaVision’ freaked out the Marvel Comic fans on just imagining the possibilities of it in MCU. But Alas! All went down the drain.
The wasted White Vision in MCU
While fans expected some serious fireworks, the White Vision escaped the scene just after a few wise words from the wise-Vision. While Wanda fought with Agatha Harkness, the wise-Vision and White Vision engaged in an intense battle.
Their fight led them to a sequence where wise-Vision cleverly convinced the White Vision, that he himself is the actual Vision whom he was programmed to destroy. This includes a series of robot logics and a trip down the memory lane with the help of data stored in White Vision’s carbon body.
With that realization, the White Vision fled from the scene to never be seen or mentioned again in the episode. It’s up for a debate whether he destroyed himself as per his program or went on the Himalayas to meditate and introspect.
However, even if the White Vision was never revealed, or was never made a part of the ‘WandaVision’ finale, it would have made no difference to the storyline and the conclusion. Marvel reduced WhiteVision to a mere distraction rather than ‘the’ thing which he was meant to be.
Even after defeating White Vision, the wise-Vision was helpless in interfering with the witch-fight between Agatha and Scarlet Witch. Even in the total absence of the distraction by White Vision during the entire battle, Wanda’s Vision could have made no difference to those witches.
While the possibilities of White Vision’s return in the future of MCU Phase 4 are still high, Marvel wasted him totally in the ‘WandaVision’ finale episode 9.
What do you think? Should Marvel have handled WhiteVision a bit differently in ‘WandaVision’? Or do you think it was done in the appropriate way? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.