As the first release of MCU’s Phase 4, Wanda Vision has arrived, bringing a mystical power, an overwhelming sense of mystery, and the deceptive discovery that Vision seems to have come alive. Given that Android Infinity was one of the biggest deaths of Thanos before the unfortunate picture, that might be particularly perplexing to fans, but that’s the secret that Disney + MCU’s first Performance is importants. So how, how is it possible?
WandaVision: How Is Vision Alive After Infinity War?
The journey from Scarlet Witch to the beginning of Phase 4 was one characterized by serious traumatic events. He was born into a war, witnessed the murder of her parents (whom she blamed Tony Stark on), and voluntarily killed most of her fellow test subjects for the Hydra experiments.
Then there was the death of his twin, the accidental mass murder of innocent Africans, and finally the vision’s death, and his own temporary death. The fact that she was detained by her own teammates as a threat adds to that, and it’s no wondering her emotional condition is unpredictable. The question of what happens when Wanda actually lets her history really catch up with her is answered by Wanda Vision, but not in a way that fans might expect. Wanda Vision revives Vision, instead of an absolute tragedy. But maybe that’s not a good thing.
It’s quite appropriate that immediately after Wanda lies to him about Geraldine, a deceased vision of Vision appears, and that’s because she’s still lying to herself.
Wanda Vision is not a prequel, but the vision is to be truly dead. Of course, superheroes are reborn on a regular basis, but with a lot of issues beginning with the most obvious of all, here are the secrets surrounding Wanda Vision to unravel: Is the vision’s dead or alive?
Is Vision dead or alive?
When the Wanda Vision was first announced, fans have speculated that everything happening at West view is actually happening in Wanda’s head. After his comic-book history and the entire trauma MCU endured to Wanda, a mental break from reality was not out of the question. And that too is the show, which represents a safe haven for Wanda’s broken psyche to be the sitcom setting.
Although in Wanda Vision’s core tale, sorrow and trauma are undeniably bundled together, Vision is not just a figment of the imagination of Wanda. The synthesoid Avenger interacted with other characters outside of his wife’s appearance in each episode we’ve seen so far, and during his “gummed-up” magic work, Wanda had to keep fixing all the problems he created.
Not only does this suggest that Vision is self-aware, it also confirms that he has his own sovereignty, something that would be highly unlikely if he were only a representation of the illusory gifts of Wanda.
So it must mean that our vision is alive and well, doesn’t it? Probably not. The only option is that Wanda manages her robot corpse like a puppet on a string, moving around it. While that would tie in well with Ultron (‘father’ of Vision) and his fascination with Pinocchio, this would still not justify the autonomy of Vision away from Wanda.
Agnes tells Vision in an earlier trailer that he’s gone, but it’s unclear if she means he’s “supposed to be dead” or if he’s dead at the moment. The most plausible possibility is that Wanda’s reality-warping abilities have brought Vision back to life (more on that later), but this may not be “our” Vision.
Wanda can make a difference with the thing, but it can be difficult to make a perfect human, even for her, which is understandable if she cares for the vision in a safe, simple, sitcom making her own The reality of. If this is indeed a “new” vision, it would also explain why Wanda apparently does not have any memories of her earlier (which her earlier references were founded by Pietro).
And why do we think that? Soon after that terrible vision, at the end of episode four, everyone’s favorite robot tells Wanda, “We can go wherever we want.” Wanda immediately refutes this, telling him that they cannot leave Westview. “This is our house,” he goes on. “Don’t worry dear. I have everything under control.”
To maintain this suburban reality, Wanda seems desperate, and we just don’t think it to protect her conscience either. The implication is that the vision here would not fade away if his version of this world fades away with him. So yes, in a way, Vision is alive, but only for as long as the dream of Wanda remains real. And if that’s real, then it’s not even the vision that we know and love, it’s an idealized facsimile born out of the sorrow of Wanda.
How did Wanda bring Vision back to life?
So if Wanda really brought Vision back to life, if only briefly, how did she do it? Although it is possible that some engineering whiz might have helped her restore and repair his broken body, Wanda’s own powers seem more likely to be the key here.
Cast your mind back to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and as you may recall the powers of Mana Stone Wanda, which in turn, began to operate vision, before his death. Surely, that makes him the ideal candidate to bring her back by infusing the same energy she used to build with her corpse?
Even so, it wouldn’t be fair why Wanda is so desperate to have a vision at West view. More likely is his body elsewhere, and this vision is a literal demonstration of Wanda’s influence. In the comics, the Red Witch modified reality to give birth to her two children, as she does in the show, so the vision may be just an extension of that.
To do this, is the MCU version of Wanda strong enough? Previous appearances have somewhat downplayed her talents, but this may just be a natural progression of her gifts. It is also likely that someone else lurks behind the scenes, exploiting Wanda in this way by enhancing her powers.
Fans of comic books will know that Mephisto, the true Devil, is a possible perpetrator, and then there’s also the character of Kathryn Hahn, Agnes, who is almost definitely Agatha Harkness, a comic book witch who typically (but not always) supports Wanda.
An even wilder hypothesis is that this vision is still alive, but it’s not “our” vision, and neither is it a copy made by Wanda. We’ve known for a while that Wanda Vision would join up with Doctor Strange and the Madness Multiverse, bringing shenanigans of the multiverse to the MCU. Considering Wanda is confirmed to appear in that film as well, is it that she may have found a way to reach herself by bringing Multiverse and an alternate vision that will never dieback?
Because of that, we hope that this death is finally going to stick, no matter how tragic it is for Wanda. Let’s only hope that she can survive another setback, because the last thing we want to see is that the Scarlet Witch transforms into a villain, feeding on stale, tired stereotypes, afraid of unleashing women’s strength.