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WandaVision episode 8 spoilers – White Vision’s importance

We got major spoilers for WandaVision episode 8 particularly on the fate of Vision or the White Vision who get to meet at the end of the episode.

Ok so context.

In the midcredit scene for WandaVision episode 8 we see Director Hayward activating his project which turns out to be reviving the real Vision who was with SWORD the whole time. He reveals that he had been trying to get Vision back online since Infinity War trying out different power sources to no avail.

It turns out that all they needed to get Vision back online was some hex-power from Wanda Maximoff herself. And with the drone they sent in episode 6 returning to SWORD with some juice, they were able to restore Vision, now under their control. A real, honest-to-goodness Sentient Weapon.

As we saw however at the end of WandaVision episode 8, Vision’s not himself. He’s no longer sporting the green and yellow costume we all know and love. He’s just all white. Which was something lifted directly from the comics.

Hell, even those scenes where Wanda Maximoff “stole” Vision’s remains were from the story called Vision Quest.

In Vision Quest and subsequent issues of Avengers, the government took control of Vision’s body and began dissecting him to find out more about him. For them, they considered The Vision as a weapon and not a being. When the Avengers eventually recovered him and put him back online, the Vision they know was nowhere to be found.

So while comic book fans are getting their fanservice with this new evolution for The Vision with direct references and scenes from the comics, its still a heart-breaking scene to watch (and rewatch). Wanda having to see her dead boyfriend being dismembered by SWORD instead of getting a proper burial is such a sad thing to see.

So here’s the importance of the White Vision from yesterday’s episode.

In the comics, the couple eventually join the first iteration of the West Coast Avengers setting up a new place in LA with characters like Hawkeye and Hank Pym.

This version of the Vision was equally powerful as Wanda’s yellow and green husband with the biggest difference is that he doesn’t have a heart. He doesn’t have any warmth towards Wanda thereby negating their relationship.

This serves as an important evolution for the character moving forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His look also signifies that Marvel Studios isn’t keen on keeping things stagnant and want to push their characters in different directions.

There’s also the imminent destruction of Vision too when he eventually crashes into the Hex and encounters the Vision that Wanda created in this pocket universe. Who knows, we could also see them merging again and getting back the original Vision we’ve known and loved.

Vison’s death is also integral in the creation of the Young Avengers who is set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the road. And while they may not adapt the whole origin story of the Young Avengers, they could still integrate something from the dead White Vision in the story. Perhaps the still uncast Iron Lad could sneak back to the reformed SWORD office to find out more about this era and what had happened and THEN gaining access to the identities of potential Avengers recruits in the system.

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