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The Other Family That WandaVision Fans Never Knew Vision Had

If there was one good thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to come out of Avengers: Infinity War, it was the fact that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) built a family. He and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) were lucky enough to both survive Thanos' snap and the result — as seen in Endgame — was an adorable daughter they named Morgan (Lexi Rabe) after Pepper's eccentric uncle, who was prophesied in the previous film. And while Tony had brought a great number of creations to life in his career and had a weird Geppetto-and-Pinocchio dynamic with Ultron — if Pinocchio was a self-aware, genocidal robot — he did not share that same odd bond with Vision when he was created.

While Vision is clearly most-closely bonded to Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) in the MCU — hence their sitcom, WandaVision, on Disney+ — he actually had a family of his own in a Marvel Comics series, The Vision, that had a 12-issue run in 2015. The property is, notably, among the comic book source material on which some of WandaVision is based.

But there are some pretty big differences between the comic and the show.

The Vision shows Vision's family and WandaVision notably diverges from that source

In 2015, writer Tom King and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta created The Vision, the character's first solo series, which showed the title character trying to live a normal American life with his synthezoid family — wife Virginia, son Vin, and daughter Viv — in Fairfax, Virginia. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed in an interview with Variety that the series did, indeed, help shape the project that eventually became WandaVision. He cited, "those covers in particular of Vision standing in the doorway of a suburban home with a white picket fence and a mailbox that says 'The Visions' on it," describing "that almost 'Leave it to Beaver' type imagery."

As King revealed to Inverse, he wasn't consulted in any capacity for the show; "I wish it all the luck in the world. I played zero [role]," he said, though he's excited to know that more people are reading his book as a result of it. As Inverse details, there are big differences between the two concepts. One glaring departure hits you right in the title: WandaVision is 50% Scarlet Witch, whereas she only had a minor role in the comic. Of course, neither Virginia, Vin, Viv, or the family dog has appeared in the MCU. Given the prevailing theory on WandaVision — that Wanda is inside an alternate reality she literally created to avoid dealing with her grief following Vision's death at the end of Infinity War — don't expect that to change any time soon.