In WandaVision, Wanda has done her best to bring Vision back to life, but in Age of Ultron, she tried to prevent his creation.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 5, “In a very special episode …”, now broadcast on Disney +.
With every new episode of WandaVision, viewers have learned a little more about the sitcom-inspired reality in Westview which is now the home of Wanda Maximoff, her husband Vision, and their two sons, Billy and Tommy. While the reality of the hexagon-shaped bubble may not have been started by Wanda, the Scarlet Witch has done her best to cope with all the loss she has experienced and build an idyllic life for herself in which she can be happy.
In the last episode of the series, “In a very special episode …”, Wanda unleashes her power on SWORD to retrieve Vision’s body after the events of Avengers Endgameand stand up to the organization on the outskirts of Westview, telling them that she was basically ready to start a war to keep what she had built for herself. Yes, Wanda is really risking everything to get Vision back, but let’s not forget that when they first joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda tried to avoid creating Vision.
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Right now, Wanda and Vision are a couple in the MCU. Their relationship may be unconventional, to say the least, but they have been an item for a long time. Their burgeoning romance dates back to 2016 Captain America: Civil War, but in 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron, things started out incredibly shaky between the two. The Joss Whedon-directed film introduced both Scarlet With and Vision to the MCU, and they didn’t exactly start out as friends.
In the movie, Wanda and her twin brother Pietro Maximoff joined forces with Ultron as enemies of the Avengers. The two helped the robot in the first part of his plan, getting all the Vibranium he needed. Then, after abducting Dr. Helen Cho, Ultron used the scientist’s technology and the ore from Wakanda to build a new body: the Vision. When Wanda tapped into Vision’s psyche, however, she saw Ultron’s plan of annihilation. She was so horrified by what Ultron was planning that she instantly turned to him, trying to prevent the creation of the Vision before Ultron could fully charge his consciousness into this new body.
Wanda and Pietro later joined forces with Captain America, and the three stormed the Avengers Tower to try to stop Tony Stark and Bruce Banner from creating Vision. It was only when Thor appeared that the android came to life and thankfully it was something else entirely. The Vision, free from Ultron’s influence, developed its own consciousness and its own personality and quickly became a member of the team.
It is this Vision that Wanda will finally fall in love with. But it’s certainly interesting to note that when she first learned about it, she was horrified by its destructive potential. That was all Ultron, of course, and without the evil robot, Vision grew up to be a superhero, a friend, and even, to some extent, a human.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn like Agnes. New episodes airing Fridays on Disney +.
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