1st Appearance: The Vision

The Vision

Real Name/Alias: Victor Shade

1st Appearance: Avengers #57, October 1968

Place of Origin: Brooklyn, New York

Profession: Superhero

Affiliations: The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Defenders, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers

Partnerships: Scarlet Witch

Created by: Roy Thomas and John Buscema



  • Superhuman intelligence, strength, speed
  • Superhuman senses
  • Density control (intangibility, invulnerability)
  • Flight
  • Regeneration
  • Solar energy projection
  • Holographic disguise
  • Technopathy

Synopsis of First Appearance: “Behold… The Vision!”

The Vision finds his way into the Avengers Mansion and attempts to communicate with the Wasp but collapses and falls to the ground.  Goliath (Hank Pym) makes his way to toward the android wondering what has happened, only to find the Vision in a crumpled heap on the floor. Elsewhere, Hawkeye is visiting Natasha Romanov and learns that she has decided to return to her Black Widow identity.  Clint receives a call to return to the Avengers Mansion.  Black Panther is mopping up a foiled robbery and he receives a call to return to the mansion as well. While the team is observing the Vision, the android comes back to life and attacks the Earth’s Mightiest Superheroes.  Gaining control of his faculties, the Vision tells the team that he has been sent by Ultron-5 to destroy them.  The Vision leads the team to Ultron’s hideout only to find that it is a trap.  The Vision battles Ultron and defeats the mechanical villain, saving the Avengers.




Thomas, R., Buscema, J., Heck, D., Roth, W. (2006).  Marvel Masterworks: Avengers. Volume 6. Marvel Comics.

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