The MCU is one of the biggest superhero franchises in history, and there's no question as to why. With over twenty films, countless interesting characters, and so much source material to pull from, it's the saga that keeps on giving. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is come up with fan theories, and when it comes to the MCU, there are certainly a lot of them. From unanswered questions to character quirks, we managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding Vision.
Which Vision fan theory do you think is most believable? Vote up your favorites below!
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Vision's Theory Of Escalation And S.H.I.E.L.D.
From Redditor u/jpulliza:
TL;DR There aren't more threats, just more public fiascos due to a lack of SHIELD coverup.
Vision says that the threats are growing exponentially since the Avengers showed up, similar to what Amanda Waller says about Superman being some sort of beacon to the crazies. But most of the threats on Earth in the MCU have been warmongering or terrorism, and those clearly existed before the Avengers since they were already problems in Iron Man.Interesting theory?
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Wanda's Toying With The Mind Stone Changes Vision's Rationality
From Redditor u/NostraDamnUs:
Maybe this is obvious, maybe not, but I think Scarlet Witch essentially "broke" vision and/or the gem he encompasses. Ever since she touched it and gave him a tour of the earth's crust, vision was acting odd. Distracted for the first time, missing a shot, reflecting on things when he's always been fairly straightforward. Concerning the other Vision theories on here, this almost makes more sense. She messes with his rationality when she messes with the gem, and he shoots war machine down in a quick act of vengeance.Interesting theory?
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Vision Meant To Hit War Machine In 'Civil War'
From Redditor u/Koala_Guru:
My theory is that Vision meant to hit War Machine and it wasn't an accident. So in the movie, Scarlet Witch is using her powers to help Cap and Bucky get to a quinjet. However, War Machine stops her by blasting sonic sounds into her ears. Vision goes to check on her, and presumably he shoots for Falcon and misses, hitting War Machine. Or did he miss?
A major theme of this movie is vengeance. Black Panther, Zemo, Tony, Steve, etc. most characters are out for vengeance and this is what is ruining them. After the fight, Tony asks Vision, who is clearly shaken, what happened. Vision claims that he was distracted. Many people took this to mean that his distraction caused him to miss. However, he may have been distracted by emotions. Emotions that he didn't think he could have.
He loves Scarlet Witch, and so as he cradles her on the ground, and she was injured by War Machine, he shot at him, overcome by emotion and feelings of vengeance. Vision didn't miss, he gained emotion at a bad time.Interesting theory?
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'Endgame' Confirms Vision Wasn't Actually WorthyPhoto: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
From Redditor u/RabidFlamingo:
So, for those of you who haven’t seen Age of Ultron in a while, one of the stand-out moments of the film is Vision casually lifting Thor’s hammer when he’s first created, and then later outright wielding it during the Ultron Offensive in Sokovia. At the end of the film, Steve and Tony are arguing with Thor about how he pulled it off: either, as a machine, he doesn’t count as a living being and can lift the hammer (“if you put it in an elevator it would still go up; elevator’s not worthy”) or he’s a genuinely pure soul who, as a being on “the side of life,” is worthy of protecting the human race.
Vision’s up there with my favorite Avengers so I’m sorry to do him dirty like this, but yeah, Endgame kind of implies that the elevator thing was right. Here’s how:
Steve lifts the hammer during the final battle in Endgame. Like Vision, he can call the hammer to him and swing it around, but unlike Vision he can also summon lightning (and uses it as part of his attacks). Remember the inscription on the hammer: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Thor’s power is the lightning. When he uses it, the hammer works as a conduit for that: he doesn’t get the lightning from the hammer itself. Thor: Ragnarok establishes that. The lightning is the power of Thor, and the lightning is what Steve can use whereas Vision can’t.
So, yeah. Endgame was an unlucky film for Vision all round.Interesting theory?