With Vision reviving as the “White Vision” in WandaVision, let’s see if it’s still worth raising Mjolnir.
On Avengers: Age of Ultron, the newborn Vision gained the trust of the Avengers after collecting Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, a feat that can only be accomplished by those whom Odin deems worthy. But with Vision’s body being reanimated as the mind stone-less robotic “White Vision” at the end of the Disney + series. WandaVision, things have drastically changed for the syntezoid.
With that said, let’s see if By WandaVision White Vision could, like its predecessor, lift Thor’s mighty weapon.
Why vision could lift Mjolnir
There are three main lines of thought when it comes to theorizing why Vision might lift Mjolnir, one of which is that since Vision is a machine, he can lift the hammer as there is no “life” on which to judge his worth. . This is possibly negated, however, by the fact that people have been shown to be unable to move Mjolnir despite using advanced technology. However, an elevator or coat rack could contain and transport Mjolnir, as it appears that the ability to use it is based on whoever is operating the technology.
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This leaves only the second theory: the vision was truly worthy, either by virtue of the Mind Stone that was implanted in his head, or because he had just been born and was a pure soul at this time. While Vision is, in fact, a machine, Odin’s enchantment would likely detect sensitivity and intentions to judge worth, meaning that an evil robot like Ultron would not have been able to handle Mjolnir. Within this theory, there are also some who suggest that the Mind Stone is what gives you sensitivity and dignity, but that might not be exactly the case.
The vision does not need the stone of the mind to be worthy
On WandaVision, it was revealed that the secret agency SWORD rebuilt Vision but without the Mind Stone. However, it was theorized by Bruce Banner in Avengers: Infinity War that there could still be a lot of Vision left if the stone were removed, given that parts of Tony Stark, JARVIS, Ultron, and him were used to create Vision’s AI. In short, Banner’s theory suggests that the “best parts” of Vision should still remain.
White Vision appears to be sensitive but controlled under the influence of SWORD, showing that it can be a sentient being without the Mind Stone, but those parts Banner mentions are probably still locked away. At the end of the series, it appears that Hex Vision unlocked White Vision’s memories, effectively returning him to his old self, but the ramifications of that remain to be seen.
Hex vision could be worthy
From what audiences have seen of White Vision thus far, it appears to be a soulless shell of its former self, albeit with its old memories seemingly returned. While it appears to be sensitive, its programming reconfigured as a weapon for SWORD could leave it unworthy, as Odin’s enchantment seems to base dignity on both altruism and the ability to keep one’s intentions pure. That’s not to say White Vision is never worthy again, but in his current state, he’s not acting like a disinterested hero.
Hex Vision, on the other hand, may be worth the hammer if Mjolnir ever makes it to Westview. Along the WandaVision, Hex Vision selflessly faced possible death in a failed attempt to warn the outside world to help the townspeople and protect Wanda from her white counterpart. In the end, he was also willing to part ways and “die” to free everyone and get things back to normal. His disinterest is obvious, and based on past instances of “dignity,” Hex Vision certainly fits the criteria, making him the most likely candidate to wield the hammer.
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. The series is available to stream on Disney +.
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