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WandaVision Episode 3: How Vision's Behavior Links To Wanda's Family

Contains spoilers for WandaVision

WandaVision is a series that simultaneously expects you to throw out everything you know about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe works while also keeping in mind that anything and everything from the last decade of movies and television could come back at any moment. Not only that, WandaVision seems to be throwing in obscure comic book references along with nods to sitcom's past nearly every second of its run time. And there's all sorts of forms that can take — including the complex, often-surprising way the two leads, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are portrayed.

Vision, for example, continues to be very mysterious. Even before the pilot episode premiered, most of us weren't (and still aren't) even sure how Vision is alive in the first place; in fact, Bettany himself thought his chances of reprising the role were between "10 to 15 percent. The actor revealed in an interview segment between him and Olsen (courtesy of IMDb on YouTube) that there was nearly a post-credits sequence in Avengers: Endgame featuring Wanda opening up a "body bag drawer" containing Vision, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige scrapped the idea.

Prior to WandaVision, we knew a few things for certain about Vision and his powers — he's got a genius computer brain, he can fly, he can phase through matter, and he's got some powerful energy blasts that shoot out of the Mind Stone embedded in his forehead. But we're already seeing some new-different implied (but unconfirmed) powers on the show. In WandaVision's third episode, "Now in Color," specifically, we witness Vision constructing a swing set — and then later running — at super speed. That power isn't out of the realm of possibility for a constantly-evolving android powered by an infinity Stone, but it's worth noting that someone else connected with Wanda has that power set.

Has Wanda given Vision super speed as a nod to her brother Pietro, aka Quicksilver?

As MCU fans should know, Wanda's brother, Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), was given super speed as a result of Baron Strucker's experiments — a power he uses to sacrifices himself to save Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and a small child in the second Avengers movie. Fans might also recall that Wanda and Pietro were twins, which is obviously relevant when the surviving sibling gives birth to twins herself. In episode 3, while speaking with Geraldine (Teyonah Parris), Wanda invokes the fact that she was a twin and mentions Pietro by name. In a bombshell moment, Geraldine responds by acknowledging that he was killed by Ultron — something no one in Westview should know. Wanda gets so upset that she seemingly expels Geraldine out of the sitcom reality they currently inhabit. 

Given Vision's newfound speed (and the fact that he's alive after being killed by Thanos) and Wanda's ability to control this reality beyond her normal telekinesis, there's more weight behind the idea that what we're watching is a chaos magic construction that Wanda herself created and/or controls. Did she actually resurrect Vision or does he exist in her mind? Another worthwhile question: if Wanda has the power to bring Vision back from the dead, could she bring back Pietro, too? As Wanda softly sings a Sokovian lullaby to her new babies — whom she seemingly just willed into existence — should fans wonder if Pietro's return is inevitable?

Whether the fact that Vision is suddenly using super speed instead of flight to fetch the doctor actually means anything, we don't yet know, but it seems clearly tied to the brother Wanda loved.