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15 Fan Theories About Vision That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense

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Vote up the most interesting Vision fan theories.

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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    961 VOTES

    Shuri Actually Did Save Vision In 'Infinity War'

    Shuri Actually Did Save Vision In 'Infinity War'
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    From Redditor u/Iwillsmashu:

    Evidence that Shuri actually did save Vision. As soon as the attack happens, Shuri switches from rearranging individuals pathways to copying and uploading Vision's primary sections. The connections disappear as soon as the upload is complete. There are 6 main links connecting each sector of Vision's "brain." Each connection goes from orange to blue when each upload is initialized. Another sector is uploaded and the connection disappears. And just to show the upload was completed successfully, all six sectors flash blue.

    Each one of Vision's sectors represents one of his creators. 1. Tony Stark 2. Bruce Banner 3. Ultron 4. Dr. Helen Chow 5. Jarvis 6. Thor

    Each of Vision's creators represent an aspect of him. Tony-Resourcefulness, Bruce-Compassion, Ultron-Fear, Dr. Chow-Intelligence, Jarvis-Rationality, Thor-Strength.

    961 votes
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    683 VOTES

    Vision Helped Captain America Break Into The Raft

    Vision Helped Captain America Break Into The Raft
    Photo: Captain America: Civil War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/bhamv:

    So, at the end of Civil War, Cap breaks into the Raft and rescues his imprisoned comrades Falcon, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Wanda Maximoff. How did Cap pull this off though? The Raft is in the middle of the ocean, and is kept submerged when people aren't going in and out. Furthermore, the Raft is designed to hold enhanced and superpowered individuals, likely up to and including the likes of the Hulk. Security would definitely be tight there. Not to mention Cap's one of the most wanted fugitives in the world, so any sign of him in the prison would probably lead to a complete lockdown. Finally, Cap has no shield at this point in time, and we do see that the Raft's guards are armed with guns. How would he protect himself against bullets without his shield? This is made even more difficult by the fact that Cap almost certainly would not be willing to kill innocent guards to break out the arrested Avengers.

    So, Cap probably had help. The person (or people) who helped him would need to be able to reach the Raft out in the ocean, be able to circumvent any security systems placed in their way, and would not be stopped by bullets. Cap was last seen in Wakanda, so perhaps T'Challa helped him? The Black Panther would be able to reach the Raft, because he has his own aircraft, and his vibranium suit is bulletproof. However, he'd still be stymied by the security systems, and the king of Wakanda going on a prison break in a UN facility would probably lead to unwanted political consequences. So T'Challa is probably out.

    What about Vision then? Vision can fly to the prison, and phase through any security systems they put in his way. He can also either let bullets phase through him, or simply allow them to bounce off. Therefore, if Cap had help in his prison break, then it most likely came from Vision. Cap could've waited on a nearby boat or airplane, allowed Vision to go in first to take down security, and then gone in after the coast was clear.

    Why would Vision help? Well, Wanda was being held in there, and he probably wouldn't like that.

    683 votes
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    514 VOTES

    Thor Saw Thanos Coming And Helped Tony Build Vision

    Thor Saw Thanos Coming And Helped Tony Build Vision
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    From Redditor u/SamikshaRajput:

    Thor saw Thanos coming. He knew that he would come for the Infinity Stone and therefore helped Tony build vision (who had the mind stone). If you actually see Avengers: Age of Ultron, you'd see that in Thor's dream he see's the end coming and not only that but he sees the infinity stones too. To know better he goes into the water where if you actually see there's a hand and the infinity stones. Right after that scene we see Thor trying to save the experiment that Tony Stark and Dr Banner were working on and let Vision be born because he saw something and Vision is an android so there's possibility that he is in the stone and probably Vision was the one through whom Thanos saw the younger version of Gamora scene.

    514 votes
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    266 VOTES

    Vision's Theory Of Escalation And S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Vision's Theory Of Escalation And S.H.I.E.L.D.
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    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.

    [Read the full theory here]

    266 votes
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    724 VOTES

    Vision Meant To Hit War Machine In 'Civil War'

    Vision Meant To Hit War Machine In 'Civil War'
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    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.

    724 votes
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    720 VOTES

    'Endgame' Confirms Vision Wasn't Actually Worthy

    'Endgame' Confirms Vision Wasn't Actually Worthy
    Photo: 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.


    720 votes