Inapplicable (granted provisional citizenship in the U.S.A.)
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch, ex-wife), Thomas Shepherd (Speed, son), William Kaplan (Wiccan, son), Ultron ("father"), Henry Pym (Ant-Man, "grandfather"), Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver, ex-brother-in-law), Erik Magnus Lensher (Magneto, ex-father-in-law), Jocasta (fellow creation, "sister"), Simon Williams (Wonder Man, "brother"), Victor Mancha (fellow creation, half brother), Alkhema (fellow creation, "stepmother")
Avengers, Young Avengers; formerly Secret Avengers
300 lbs. (at normal density), Variable up to 90 tons
The Vision possesses complete control over his density, and so is able
to render himself intangible or extraordinarily massive and diamond-hard
at will. He can partially materialize within another person, causing
his victim extreme pain. The solar cell on the Vision's forehead emits
beams of infrared and microwave radiation, with temperatures ranging
from 500 to 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The metal monstrosity called Ultron created the synthetic humanoid known as the Vision from the remains of the original, android Human Torch of the 1940s to serve as a vehicle of vengeance against the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Himself constructed by size-changing scientist Henry Pym,
Ultron inadvertently gained sentience and rebelled against the
Avengers' resident roboticist. The living machine programmed the
Vision's neural processors with the brain patterns of the ionically
charged costumed champion called Wonder Man and implanted a control crystal to keep him in check. It was this synthezoid (a special type of Android empowered by Synthesizing Energy) who became known as the Vision. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or team, just click on their names.)
Ultron dispatched the Vision to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap,
and it was during this initial encounter that the diminutive dynamo
known as the Wasp
coined the synthezoid's name. At first sight of the spectral entity,
the horrified heroine called him an "unearthly, inhuman vision." Moved
by the Avengers' plight, the Vision betrayed his programming and helped
the mighty mortals defeat his calculating creator. (To learn about Wasp, just click on her highlighted name above.)
The Vision served the Avengers faithfully for a number of years,
standing with his teammates against the foes no single hero could
defeat. Tentatively at first, the almost-human android embarked on a
romantic relationship with the hex-casting heroine called the Scarlet Witch that blossomed into true love and marriage. The newlyweds left Avengers Mansion to live a quiet life in New Jersey. When the Vision's malfunctioning control crystal interfered with his
ability to reason, he became bent on creating a new golden age of peace
on Earth by seizing control of the world's computers and defense
systems. Ultimately, the Vision reverted to form by severing his
connection to the planet's databanks and extracting the control crystal
from his mechanized mind. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character and/or place. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits on the Scarlet Witch's bio page.)
In the wake of the android Avengers' meltdown, the nations of
Earth came to regard him as a high-level security threat. Government
operatives abducted and dismantled the Vision, erasing his memory. The
Scarlet Witch and the Avengers recovered their teammates' components,
and Pym rebuilt and reprogrammed the Vision. The scientist downloaded
the sum total of the Avengers' computer files into the synthezoid's
neural processors, but Wonder Man refused to allow a new record of his
brain patterns to be synthesized. Apparently, he had grown resentful of
his digital doppelganger and was attracted to the Scarlet Witch himself.
Hence, the Vision returned to existence sans human emotion, unable even
to recall his love for his wife.
The Vision has since uploaded a new set of brain patterns, again
acquiring the ability to feel. Though he remembers his time with the
Scarlet Witch, he has chosen not to attempt reconciliation. Eager to
experience human emotion to the fullest, the synthezoid has made
diligent efforts to explore aspects of his personality aside from those
pre-programmed by Pym.
When the Scarlet Witch lost control of her powers and went insane,
killing off many of the Avengers, the Vision was torn apart by an
enraged She-Hulk. He was beyond any immediate repair, and thus was placed in storage. The Vision was retrieved by Iron Lad, who sought to unite a team of Avengers to help him defeat his future self, Kang.
Upon retrieving him, Iron Lad downloaded the Vision's programming into
his armor. When Iron Lad left his armor in a bid to escape Kang, the
Vision became sentient once more and took control. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn on She-Hulk's bio page.)
To learn a little more about Vision, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Vision_%28Victor_Shade%29.
Vision makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Similar to the comics, it is Ultron who kind of creates him. However, there is a slight twist in the movie. You'll have to watch it to see.