Vision

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Vision (Scenesys ID: 198)
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The pursuit of a set purpose by logical means is the way of tyranny; this is the vision of my creator. Of Ultron. The pursuit of an unobtainable purpose is the way of freedom; this is my vision of the future. Of our future. Do you see?
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Full Name: Victor Shade (Vision)
Gender: Male Analog
Species: Synthezoid
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Occupation: Avenger
Citizenship: Non-Person
Residence: Avengers Mansion (Upper East Side, Manhattan)
Education: Online Education (literally)
Status: Dropped
Groups: Avengers
Other Information
Apparent Age: 8 Actual Age:
Date of Birth 1 April 2020 Actor: Paul Bettany
Height: 191 cm (6'3") Weight: 136 kg (299 lb)
Hair Color: None Eye Color: Red (solid)
Theme Song: "Real or Not" by Warren Zevon

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The metal monstrosity called Ultron created the synthetic humanoid known as the Vision, possessing the power to alter his density at will and harness solar energies, to serve as a vehicle of vengeance against the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Ultron dispatched the Vision to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap but moved by the Avengers' plight and heroics, the Vision betrayed his programming and helped the mighty mortals defeat his calculating creator. Since then The Vision has served the Avengers, and humanity, faithfully for a number of years and in that time has started to gain a modicum of humanity. A humanity that the Vision is always afraid he may one day lose touch with it.

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Description

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Description:

An unearthly inhuman vision, the synthezoid is a being of pale grace stradelling the line between the organic and tecgnological. Unlike like his previous and more colorful incarnation, all reds and greens and golds, this Vision is an almost spectral being, with not a single iota of colour to provide contrast. He stands at regal and imposing 6 foot 3 tall; broad of shoulders and a his physique is so perfect it cannot be natural; Sculpted, reminiscent of the perfection of a greek statue, with a beautifully defined musculature that nature just cannot render. He moves with a fluidic and wholly inhuman grace that is almost serpentine. He sports no hair on his head, nor anywhere else, and his pupiless eyes glow with a ghostly ivory light.

The Synthezoid is clad in a skintight bodysuit of bone white unstable molecules, fitted so tightly that it could easily be mistaken for his actual skin except for the faint silvery lines of demarcation signifying where the costume begins and flesh ends. Outlines that show where boots adorn his feet, gloves cover his hands and forearms, and of course where his cowl is fitted to his scalp. A diamond design is outlined on his chest, set in a V. Draped over his shoulders is a floor-length, high collared cape that seems to eerily defy gravity and billow in the breeze. Even when there is no wind at all.

The only bit of color to him rests on his brow, that cabochon-like Solar Gem embedded in his forehead, glowing with the faint inner golden light of a miniature pale sun.

History

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History1:
The metal monstrosity known as Ultron created the synthetic Vision from the remains of the original 1940's Synthezoid Human Torch, the neural engrams in Simon Williams aka Wonder Man, with the powers to alter his density at will and harness solar energies, as to serve as a vehicle of vengeance against the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Ultron dispatched the Vision to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap but after a number of lengthy battles was moved by the Avengers' compassion and heroics. the Vision betrayed his programming and helped the mighty mortals defeat his calculating creator.

Since then The Vision has served the Avengers, and humanity, faithfully; Standing with his teammates against foes no single hero could defeat. And in that time started he started to gain a modicum of humanity. The more he fought for the side of good, the more his own personality evolved. At times it was pleasant, stimulating, and other he experienced great bouts of frustration.

Why? Because he had experienced humanity at both its best and at its worst, but was always one step removed from what he strove to experience. To understand. Looking inward from outside. While he interacted with people, he found that many were not at ease with him, or outright hostile.

So in The Vision decided to take a hiatus from The Avengers and disappeared, asking them to only contact him through special channels if he was truly truly needed. He created a secret human identity, that of Victor Shade, to immerse himself in "The Human Condition". He bought a house, a car, got a job at a local computer store. He made friends with his neighbors, co workers. He was finally beginning to come to terms with what being human may be.

And then disaster struck...

History2:

Sometime around the beginning of August 2027 Aliens attempted to invade Earth, something which (sadly) isn't all that uncommon. But their plan differed then most. They were content with wiping out humanity and all other life on Earth with an extinction level event rather than expend their energies on subjugating the population. Best of all they could make it look like a cosmic accident which no one could tie to them.

Moving an asteroid rich in exotic metals and minerals, the aliens slungshot it around the sun so that it would intersect the Earth from the sunside, meaning the approaching worldkiller would be all but unseen as it was lost in the star's radiant output. It was almost the perfect crime.

The only weakness in the plan was that one of the aliens developed a bout of conscience and at almost the eleventh hour was able to sneak a warning to Earth. Those heroes capable of intercepting the incoming asteroid rushed into space and attempted to divert the asteroid. But it's exotic makeup made it nearly impossible for them to destroy and time was running out.

So subsumed in his role as a human, The Vision almost didn't break his identity to assist them. With every attempt to divert or destroy the asteroid meeting in failure, the time grew shorter and The Vision finally joined his friends in space. A careful analysis of the situation, and the time remaining, brought The Vision clarity on what he must to to protect his home. And humanity itself.

Without any warning the synthezoid phased himself to his lowest molecular density and flew himself into the very core of the asteroid, and then increased his density to it's maximum.. and BEYOND his maximum, overriding ever safety he possessed.. dumping every erg of his energy into the process.

Two objects, especially of such super dense composition, could not exist in place at once and the reaction was so energetic that the resulting explosion could be seen at noon.

The asteroid was gone. The Earth was safe once more. But the world had lost one of it's finest.

But what the heroes did not know was The Vision survived. Who knows how. perhaps there was a miscalculation. Perhaps it was some sort of unknown safety protocol that somehow saved him at the last moment. . Perhaps a higher power somehow intervened.

Regardless of how it happened, a severely damaged Vision, mostly off line except for a few sub systems, was lost in space. Coasting on a lonely orbit. For Six Months he circled the sun on a near-cometary like orbit, his jewel collecting energy to power his nanites which in turn used debris from the asteroid to slowly rebuild him. The radiation from the explosion damaged his memories and his cognitive abilities, leaving him unconscious, and the cosmic winds scoured his form of all colour.

And now a pale white shadow of the synthezoid has found itself caught in Earth's gravitational pull once more, plummeting through the atmosphere, returning home as a ghostly Vision.

Personality

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Personality:

As a synthezoid, a living A.I., The Vision usually comes off as calm and logical; Able to look at any situation with a cold dispassionate eye and rarely losing control. But he was /born/ of emotion, the rage of his father Ultron, The compassion of The Avengers, The neural engrams unwillingly donated by Simon Williams aka Wonder Man. So while he doesn't consciously have access to Wonder Mans or Ultron's personal memories, he does have the framework to /have/ emotions.

So while he SEEMS calm and controlled, expressing emotions though in a somewhat muted way, the Vision is still emotionally young and uncertain of himself because of his lack of emotional context. He strives try and understand humans and, thus, his own evolution, but can sometimes become very confused.

The Vision is eternally curious, always trying to seek out knowledge and to understand the universe and his place in it. He yearns to experience life, to be human, though sometimes in his quest he gets so focused that he gets deterred from other things or extremely frustrated.

Abilities

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Density Control:
The Vision is able to control his density and solidity. He can become a weightless, transparent, intangible wraith, unable to be touched by solid matter one moment and can make his body extremely hard and durable to the point where it is immune to most types of damage the next.

Energy Absorption:
Through the Solar Jewel, The Vision is able to absorb and metabolize solar energy wavelengths, such as microwaves and infrared radiation, with nearly 99% efficiency. In fact he requires solar energy to live. He is also able to absorb other forms of energy, such as electricity, though at a much lower efficiency thus he can actually still be damaged by energy attacks, though not quickly.

Energy Expulsion:
The Vision can channel limited amounts of solar energy creating a narrow hot beams of infrared and microwave radiation from his eyes. The beams can be controlled within a temperature range of 500 to 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit. At maximum temperature, the Vision can melt through a 1-inch plate of steel in 5 seconds. The Vision. He can sustain a heat beam at maximum intensity for about 2 minutes before he begins to tax his supply of energy for his other bodily functions. When he needs a more powerful attack, The Vision can route the energy back through the gem on his forehead, creating a blast almost ten times as powerful, but for a much shorter duration and at a much higher power requirement, which is why he rarely fires it longer than in millisecond burts.

Flight:
Reducing his overall density to zero, The Vision becomes neutrally buoyant and effectively weightless. Propelled by ionic propulsion, he is able to fly at great speeds. Aerodynamics is not a factor since at this density he is all but immaterial (unless he keeps his dermal layer at regular density and his interior at zero) and air passes through him.

Holographic Projection:
The Solar Jewel not only absorbs solar and photonic radiation, but radiates it as well. Usually this is as a blast of cohesive infrared energy and microwaves but The Vision can also use it to project Holograms. Usually these are used for displaying information but he can also use it to create holographic disguises and even render himself invisible as well. The range is extremely limited, a few feet at most.

Physical Disruption:
The Vision can use his density control offensively by attaining minimum density (intangibility). Passing a part or all of his body within another living being and ever so slightly increasing his density (tangibility) enables him to direct that living beings actions. Even increasing his density to one half ounce (14.25 grams) is sufficient to cause the organism he passes through excruciating pain, a shock to the nervous system, and unconsciousness. Were he to become any more dense than one half ounce, the shock would probably kill the other organism if the organic damage was not extensive enough to kill the other organism in itself. Accordingly, the Vision employs this power with extreme caution.

Synthezoid Attributes:
As a cybernetically enhanced synthetic life, all of the The Visions physical attributes, including stamina, reflexes, speed, agility, and strength (even without being at high density) are all considered to be superhuman, operating at many time the human norm.

Synthezoid Senses:
The Vision has superhuman senses, such as being able to adjust the sensitivity of his audio receptors to a point where he can detect the faintest of sounds or frequencies that humans cannot hear. His optical sensors can be attuned to almost any frequency, allowing him to scan life forms, energy sources and even objects detecting the substances that they are composed of and the energies that are radiating from them. Some of his senses do not even have a human analog, such as being able to listen (and broadcast) on many radio frequencies giving him immediate access to communications and even the internet.

Techno-Cognition:
The Vision is a truly cybernetic entity, his synthetic brain and its cybernetic enhancements making him a compact but extremely powerful mobile supercomputer. He possesses superhuman analytical capabilities, and the ability to process information and make calculations with superhuman speed and accuracy rivalling even the most powerful computer networks in the world. His data storage capacity is vast, giving himself access to incredible amounts of information and if he doesnt have it stored, he can always look it up on the internet. As The Vision's brain functions like a computer, it thus enables him to interact, wirelessly or directly, with other computer systems to utilize or extract data from them which can be stored in his databanks. He is also able to receive transmissions from other computers at a vast distance if he establishes and maintains a connection with the Avengers's computers in their base of operations.Because of a few hack attempts over the years, not just by villains but by government sources as well, The Vision has some of the best firewalls and virus protection protocols ever developed, though they are not completely infallible.

Variable Super Durability:
Like his strength, The Visions durability ramps up the denser he becomes. He is able to become even denser/harder than diamond, able to endure all but the greatest of physical damage from most physical weapons except perhaps adamantium, but he rarely becomes denser than that because of diminishing returns on his strength and mobility.

Variable Super Strength:

Due to his synthetic nature and structure, The Vision is already about three times as strong as an olympian level human at normal (and lower) densities. The denser he becomes, the stronger he gets, and when his density and durability equal that greater than diamond he is able to lift in excess of 50 tons.

Skills

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Computerized Genius:
Being a learning computer, with access to various knowledge bases, It is hard to list all the skills that The Vision has, or can have access to. The list of what he doesnt have, or have have access to, would probably be shorter. However, even with the amount knowledge and information he can access and utilize, The Vision is not all knowing. And even knowing things doesnt mean he always has the proper context.

Cyberneticist:
Because of his own synthetic origins The Vision is an expert cyberneticist and roboticist, on both the hardware and software front. Not only can he repair himself and make enhancements if need be he is also able to build other robots/synthezoid as well as code artificially intelligent systems; Though he is very careful and reluctant about doing the latter. He is an accomplished programmer and hacker as well.

Omniglot:
Between his vast storage capabilities, his ability to analyze and decipher, and his ability to access external information networks The Vision is basically able to speak (or learn to speak) nearly any language he comes in contact with.

Tactician & Strategist:
With his analytical acumen and computational power, The Vision is able to model scenarios with great alacrity and accuracy. So while he is not infallible by any means, he is often regarded as a masterclass Strategist and Tactician in the proper situations.

Trained Combatant:

The Vision was trained in unarmed combat by his fellow avengers, including Captain America, and is an expert in the combat use of his superhuman powers. Years of experience using this training, plus his computational abilities that have allowed him to analyze his combat effectiveness, have only refined his skill.

Resources

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Avengers:
The Vision is a current member of the Avengers. He has the official leeway, backup, collective experience and contacts that comes with being one of the Earth's mightiest heroes.

Avengers Mansion:
The Vision has the use of the Avengers Mansion. This provides him with not only a place to live, but also access to equipment that only someone like Tony Stark would have around.

Solar Jewel:
A small yellow cabochon-like object imbedded in the Visions forehead, The Solar Jewel (also called the control jewel) absorbs ambient solar energy to provide the needed power for The Vision to function utilizing a process not unlike photosynthesis but with 99% conversion efficiency. The Solar gem is so efficient it can process moonlight and even star light, though at a much reduced input.

Synthezoid Body:
The Vision is a synthezoid, a special type of android, also known as a "synthetic humanoid" robot. His body is a replica of the human body, containing analogues to virtually all human organs; Blood, tissue, skin, etc. are all composed of Horton Cells, synthetic replicas of human cells using plastic and carbon polymers that duplicate the structures found in organic human cells but is several times as strong, resilient and efficient. The body is further enhanced by advanced cybernetics, especially the brain, giving the Vision many non-human abilities. His body is able to heal quickly, after a fashion, so long as he is active and powered. What he cannot regenerate he can repair, given sufficient materials. While his body is able to store vast amounts of solar radiation, it is not impossible for him to deplete his stores or reserves faster than they can be restored.

Victor Shade:

The Vision has a super secret identity, Victor Shade, that he doesn't even share with his fellow avengers; Created so he could walk unnoticed among humans and experience the Human Condition. Victor has a complete background history, ID, IRS file. Medical Records, etc.. He owns a car and a small house in Queens (with a secret lab beneath it,)

Weaknesses

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Fragmented:
The Vision's memory is supposedly perfect. If the information is there, it's there. But after his fiery return to Earth after drifting damaged and lost in space (thought dead and destroyed), the Vision's memory has been damaged. Mostly his personal memories and his experiences, those things that he had learned since his original activation. But while these things may thought of as gone or corrupted, sometimes when he comes across a situation his previous self encountered he experiences some echoes of memories lost. Deja vu. Regardless of whether these things are truly gone or not, he isn't quite the same synthezoid he used to be. Not only are his memories fragmented but so is his personality, his sense of self. He looks at himself from the almost an external perspective, calling himself 'We' rather than 'I'.

Hack the Gibson:
Since introducing himself to the world, there have been multiple attempts to usurp The Visions programming. Not just by supervillains but by actual government agencies themselves. After a few encounters, The Vision (with the help of Tony Stark and Hank Pym) installed some of the most powerful Firewalls, Virus Scanners and Anti-Malware Filters ever devised. But this is a superhero world, meaning that it is always possible that some mad genius, rogue Super-AI, technopathic entity or alien technology could conceivably hack him. Also, unbeknownst to him, there is a Control Crystal hidden within him by his creator, a backdoor that could possibly give him or someone else access to his Core Code.

Low Batteries:
If The Vision overextends himself and finds himself without a source to recharge from, he will slow down and become weaker and eventually shut down into a power saving mode. It can take quite a bit of exertion to reach this state but when he does he is effectively comatose.

Not Quite Human:
Even though his body is, more or less, a synthetic analog of a human's and his synthetic brain is built on the neurological engrams of a human's', The Vision really /isn't/ a human being. It's not just a visual thing, with his red skin and eyes, but because he is still in one way or another a machine. He just doesn't quite think like humans do. He doesn't have the emotional context, or experience, though he craves both deeply. Human interactions, and illogic, can sometimes confuse him and his inexperience with emotions can sometimes overwhelm him. Inversely, sometimes on his quest to become 'More Human' he can lose focus of other things. Strangely, even though he is synthetic and invisible/immune to most psychics and telepaths, some Omega level telepaths /can/ sense him and, if trained enough, read his mind though they would find it almost impossible to decipher.

Rigidity:
The Vision is capable of increasing his density past the point where his muscles can exert enough power to move his body. Over a certain threshold, it becomes more and more difficult for the Vision to move his exceedingly massive frame. At his maximum density of 90 tons, the Vision becomes a literally immovable object and is effectively immobilized in place until he chooses to reduce his density back to a more comfortable level.

Sinister Origin:
The Vision's origin will continue to be a problem for the Vision and those he becomes close to. Why? Though his systems have checked out under countless examinations by some of the most brilliant minds on the planet, there is still the potential that Ultron has left some small surprise hidden away in the tiniest of nanobots inside of the Vision. Something or some event in the future may trigger something inside the Vision that will cause a major obstacle or challenge for all those around him.

Unique:

The Vision is an incredibly unique being. He's not really a robot and he's not really human. What is he? Difficult to repair, that's what. Thankfully, the crystal on the Vision's forehead constantly absorbs solar radiation and his body metabolizes the energy and he can fuel his self repair systems unconsciously with it. However, if the Vision is damaged beyond what his own self repair systems can handle, it can prove nearly impossible to completely repair him.

Logs

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Title Date Scene Summary
Sentinels: Regaining a Vision July 30th, 2019 Tony leads the team to revive a fallen Vision.
Sentinels: Meet the Mold - Team 1 June 29th, 2019 Team 1 lays down a major distraction with an attack on the factory. Master Mold reacts with extreme force.
Sentinels: Vigil June 19th, 2019 Storm, Rogue, Kitty and Stoneclaw leap into action when Sentinels attack an anti-Sentinel vigil.
Retaliation: Sleeping Beauty June 18th, 2019 The Birds Of Prey and company try to save a comatose woman, and fail. The death of Linda Macenzi triggers a dead mans switch.
Sentinels: Protest Panic June 15th, 2019 Sentinels arrive at a protest march. Negasonic, Rachel Grey, Nightcrawler and Thor intervene.
Sentinels: Living with the Choices Made June 11th, 2019 Vision learns about the Sentinel, Sebastion.
Sentinels: Humanity (and loss of Vision) June 11th, 2019 Vision, Jessica, and Tony attempt to save Sebastion. It doesn't go as planned.
Of Spiders and Androids June 7th, 2019 Jessica and Vision meet over butter chicken. They discuss the end of humanity.
Drinks: The Voyage Home June 6th, 2019 Summary needed
Wanda and Pietro get a Vision June 6th, 2019 Vision returns to the mansion, greeted by Pietro, Steve, Janet and Wanda.
Fireworks in the Park February 3rd, 2019 Samantha was out practicing her laser blasts (pewpew) when first Vision and then Janet stage a very friendly intervention.
The Communicating Computer People February 2nd, 2019 Summary needed
Cold Days January 30th, 2019 The Avengers respond to a natural diaster in Minneapolis!
A Break from Pizza! December 12th, 2018 Summary needed
They're All Too Human November 6th, 2018 Summary needed
A Singular Vision October 16th, 2018 Summary needed
Changeling: A Little Something to Say Thanks June 17th, 2018 Clint and Skye invite May and Vision over for gifts brought back from China. Typically, nothing goes according to plan.
Log 4515 May 26th, 2018 Vision gets a familial surprise
Housewarming: Moar Chatter, Less Prep! April 2nd, 2018 Skye and Clint hold a housewarming, and their friends live up to all expectations making it uniquely theirs.
Wanda's Uncertain Vision March 17th, 2018 Summary needed
Rising Tide: Hatching a Satellite-shaped Plan February 8th, 2018 Avengers Assemble to discuss getting the internet back. In Tony's hospital room.
Log 3812 February 6th, 2018 Several Avengers chat in the mansion
Not in a Box! January 7th, 2018 Unknown
For Once, It's not Skye. December 9th, 2017 Clint recruits a briend to help move a couch to Skye's place. Skye and Vision don't make the best first impression upon one another. After Vision leaves, Clint and Skye decide to look for a place to live outside SHIELD.
No Visions of God November 14th, 2017 Summary needed
Log 2888 October 18th, 2017 Summary needed
New Threats, Old Allies September 28th, 2017 Summary needed
When Cap Comes Crashing In... April 26th, 2017 At the tail end of a fight, Cap crashes through a wall and into a car, a Vision ghosts in, and Darcy cusses. Cap gives her the Language Look.

Cutscenes

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Title Date Scene Summary
A Disarming Vision October 8th, 2018 Summary needed (Language warning)

Gallery

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