Vision II
Nick Name

The Ghost of Stone

Civilian ID



Alex Lipton

Victor Shade

Legal Status
Artificial human with provisional citizenship in the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Brooklyn, New York
Group Affiliation


Avengers A.I.

West Coast Avengers

Base of Operations
Avengers Mansion, New York, New York
6' 3" - Varies
300 lbs. - 90 tons
Eye Color
Gold or Red
Hair Color
Known Powers

Synthetic human of unrevealed composition possessing superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability requiring neither food or water and possessing immunity to all known diseases.

Ability to vary density enables intangibility or diamond-hard durability. Intangibility can be altered within living organisms to slight variations causing pain, nervous shock, unconsciousness or death. Lowering density to be lighter than air facilitates limited flight.

Mechanical energy derived from solar energy absorbed through a jewel-like aperture on the forehead. Capable of redirecting solar energy through same jewel in the form of high-temperature infrared and microwave radiation.

Common Enemies

Gremlin II


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1 & 3

Avengers A.I. Vol. 1

Secret Empire Vol. 1

Vision Vol. 1 & 2

Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol. 1 & 2

West Coast Avengers Vol. 2

First Appearance
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (Oct. 1968)
Roy Thomas & John Buscema

Phineas T. Horton, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, created a prototype synthesoid capable of mimicking all the functions of a human being, including independent thought. The only flaw in Dr. Horton's design was that the power supply of photoelectric solar cells covering the android's body were too volatile and caused the epidermis to burst into flame upon contact with air. His later model would become the hero known as the original Human Torch.

Horton's prototype was stored away until reactivated by the robotic menace Ultron and programmed with the brainwave patterns of the Simon Williams (Wonder Man) as a foil to draw the Avengers into a deathtrap.

Overcoming his master's control, the synthesoid would rebel and come to the assistance of his intended foes.

A mainstay of the Avengers, he adopted a name that was uttered by the Wasp when she first saw him, dubbing himself the Vision.

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