Avengers: Age of Ultron has introduced movie audience to a slew of new characters. Although fans of Marvel's premier team of heroes probably recognize Paul Bettany's character, other fans might be scratching their heads asking "Who is The Vision?" Don't worry - Ranker Comics has you covered with this list of facts about the phasing Avenger, Vision.
The Vision can actually trace his origins in comics all the way back to the Golden Age when he was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. It was actually Stan "The Man" Lee and Roy Thomas who dusted off the android and gave him new life in the Avengers comics, where he quickly became a staple of the team.Who is the Vision from Avengers? Unplug and sit up straight! Ultron's hoards are at the mansion doors and the Avengers need back up! It's time you clued yourself into the hero known as Vision! Look over these fun facts and trivia tidbits and impress your friends as you leave the theater this weekend!
The Vision Has Tons of PowersPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
Seriously, Vision has a ton of powers.
Some of his most notable abilities include optic beams the allow him to fire beams of infrared and microwave radiation The hero can also manipulate his density, which allows him flight and ghostly, phasing powers. He can also increase his density for superhuman strength, immovability, and invulnerability.
On top of that, he can phase through enemies causing a physical disruption.
Ultron Actually Made The VisionPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Although Avengers: Age of Ultron has Tony Stark and Bruce Banner working together to create the android hero, in the comic books it's actually the villain Ultron who creates Vision. After Ultron, who was created by Hank Pym, was activated and became the Avengers' arch nemesis, he then tasks the (original) Human Torch creator to build him an android assailant.
Vision attacked the Avengers Mansion, but was convinced by the team to turn against Ultron and help defeat the villain.
Paul Bettany Is Also the Voice of J.A.R.V.I.SPhoto: flickr / CC0
Actor Paul Bettany has been gearing up to play The Vision since 2008's Iron Man. In the film, Bettany was the voice of Tony Stark's A.I. butler, J.A.R.V.I.S. and assisted the hero when he was in the Iron Man armor.
We know that in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stark and Bruce Banner upload the program into The Vision's android body, creating a new member of the team!
That's Actually a Solar Jewel on Vision's HeadPhoto: flickr / CC0Although Avengers: Age of Ultron film might change some of these details, the diamond shape on the Vision's head is actually not an infinity gem in the comics. The jewel absorbs ambient solar energy and provides the needed power for him to function and use his powers. The Vision is a green energy superhero! How progressive!