The MCU Just Made Phase 3’s Vision Mistake Even Worse

In What If…? episode 8, Ultron easily slices Thanos in half, which makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 Vision problem even worse.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for What If…? episode 8.

Ultron easily slices Thanos in half in Marvel’s What If…?, making the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 Vision mistake even worse. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron (played by James Spader) set out to create peace through destruction, and in What If…? episode 8, he finally does it. In What If…?, Ultron (voiced by Ross Marquand in the episode) successfully destroys life on the Earth. After that, he sets his sights on the rest of the MCU. Ultron discovers the Multiverse and ends up fighting the Watcher (Jeffrey Wright), the god-like narrator of What If…?, across time and space. Realizing he’s outmatched, the Watcher ultimately turns to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in a last-ditch effort to defeat Ultron and save the Multiverse.

Vision (Paul Bettany) has had inconsistent powers thus far in the MCU. In Age of Ultron, Ultron originally planned to inhabit a synthetic body, but the Avengers foil his plot and turn the body into Vision. The new hero immediately makes an impact, lifting Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) hammer and playing a pivotal role in destroying Ultron. However, Vision is substantially weaker in Avengers: Infinity War. In the film, Thanos simply plucks the Mind Stone right out of his head with almost no resistance. It’s a dramatic difference from Vision’s earlier appearances.

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