So many people have been sharing on social media about how shocked they are to be falling in love with Vision — both his character and his physical appearance — because of WandaVision. We have had such a crush on Vision for quite some time now, but we’ve been in our own corner. There hasn’t really been a large group of people discussing Vision in great depth until now — at least as far as we are aware.
WandaVision is bringing some people into the allure of Elizabeth Olsen’s brilliant performance of Wanda Maximoff for the first time. Similarly, the show is making people do a double take at Paul Bettany’s performance as Vision. And that’s okay. That’s exactly what WandaVision wants, because the more you fall in love with Vision, the more you empathize with Wanda.
The fallout of WandaVision is sure to be epic since it’ll have effects on the MCU as a whole. It’s hard to imagine that all of that fallout will be positive. Vision is dead in the main timeline. In fact, he died twice to really twist that knife. That looms in the background of every second of WandaVision. Part of us wants to believe there’s a way that this version of Vision can physically manifest and leave Westview to stay in the main timeline with Wanda. The more pessimistic and practical side of us isn’t so sure that’s going to happen.
It is more possible at this point that Vision remains dead at the end of season. WandaVision is more than welcome to prove us wrong and let Wanda and Vision be happy. In the first episode, the couple talks about living happily ever after. It’s hard not be frustrated and sad when thinking about the possibility of that being ripped away from Wanda, again. She has lived through so much tragedy – the MCU should just give her a small win and let Vision live in some way, shape or form.
When Vision died in Avengers: Infinity War, it packed a punch. People who weren’t diehard fans of Scarlet Witch and The Vision were still moved by the couple’s final moments. This is due to Olsen and Bettany’s electric chemistry and undeniable talent. They make people pay attention. Besides that heartbreaking scene, the ones in Scotland are the most memorable to us.
Vision and Wanda are their most vulnerable in Edinburgh. They take a chance on each other resulting in some of the realest moments in the movie. It doesn’t feel big in the sense that they’re two Avengers fighting the bad guys, which does come later. It feels big because they’re dedicating themselves to each other when the world (and the MCU) doesn’t want to give them the time or space to do that. Unfortunately, they don’t get their happily ever after then. That’s why WandaVision is so significant.
For now, this is as close to happily ever after Wanda and Vision are going to get. Wanda has to soak it up just as much as we do, because no one knows what’ll be waiting on the other side. It’s known that WandaVision is valuing Wanda as a character in a new way than the movies have. In doing so, we’re seeing things through her eyes more. We’re rooting for her in a whole new way. That means we’re seeing Vision through her eyes and we’re rooting for their relationship in a whole new way.
We get to see Wanda and Vision exist in all these different decades where their only true constant is each other. Things around them are always changing, suspiciously so, but they stay the same. Their love for each other is a pillar of WandaVision. In order to be on board with whatever the series’ endgame may be, it’s beneficial to be invested in both characters. We get to see Vision be a caring, silly, supportive partner, husband and now father. Through all of this, one of the standout scenes from the series so far is when Wanda reminds Vision that he should meet their son as himself.
We’ve become quite used to seeing Vision in his human disguise, and there’s no denying Bettany’s good looks. That’s not even what this is about anymore, because loving someone goes so far beyond their physical appearance. Also, Vision as a robot isn’t ugly. He’s attractive! Anyway, it’s telling that Wanda wants Tommy to meet Vision as his synthezoid self. Vision constantly hides his true self in Westview to keep up a “normal” appearance, but he never does that when it’s just him and Wanda. She never asks him to because she knows how important it is to be yourself and to be loved as that person.
That’s why it’s okay to love Vision. In fact, it would be weirder if you didn’t at this point. He’s been nothing but lovable. Whether he’s acting drunk because there’s gum in his gears or he’s obsessing about becoming a father. Each week we’re learning that this is the Vision Wanda has always seen; this is the Vision that Wanda loves. We’re falling more in love with him alongside her, and that’s what WandaVision wants. Because when this all over, we’ll become so attached to Vision that we could empathize with Wanda’s journey even more. That scene in Infinity War will pack an even bigger punch when we watch it again. Her avenging him in Avengers: Endgame will be even more heroic. Love doesn’t make a hero weak, and WandaVision is a constant reminder of that.
So love Vision if you want. It’s not bizarre or shocking. It’s totally understandable. If you’re not going to take Wanda’s word for it, take it from us — someone else who has loved Vision for years. He’s a catch!
What do you think? Have you fallen in love with Vision because of WandaVision? Let us know in the comments below!
New episodes of WandaVision drop weekly on Disney+!