'WandaVision' Episode 8: Who is White Vision? Here's what makes SWORD's creation different in the MCU
Spoilers for 'WandaVision' Episode 8 'Previously On'
One of the major talking points of Episode 8 of 'WandaVision' is the creation of the White Vision in the post-credits scene. The Disney+ series is inching towards the finale and shows how the android was sparked back to life and why he actually looked deathly white when he was recreated. While the introduction of the White Vision is a first in the MCU, comic readers will know him as part of the 'Avengers: West Coast' side.
As far as his color in the MCU goes, it is possible that he was recreated that way after his death at the hands of Thanos in 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Vision is killed so the Titan could grab the Mind Stone, one of the six Infinity Stones to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. Screenrant theorizes the reason behind the color is a throwback to John Byrne's 'Vision Quest' story arc.
The scene sees the White Vision being brought back to life and he looks at his hands, while Tyler Hayward, the director of SWORD looks at him with satisfaction. In Episode 5, the series hints at SWORD's plans for the dead android and crafts a story of Wanda breaking into the secure facility to steal his corpse.
In the latest episode, it is confirmed that she never stole his body and the whole cover was actually to shroud Project Cataract— recreating Vision, except he was an allusion to the actual Avenger. Technically, the whole Vision living will and Section 36-B of the Sokovia Accords were all meticulously constructed lie by the organization.
So White Vision in the MCU is mostly a result of his appearance after being brutally killed by Thanos. He fades from color to grey. In the comics, the color is lost after the android is disassembled by Cameron Brock's force and although he was eventually rebuilt by Hank Pym, the effect was that Vision had lost his humanity and was emotionless. Quite simply, the White Vision is what the Avenger is sans the qualities that made him different from other androids.
It is still unclear what the White Vision's role is and how he impacts the explosive season finale slated for next week. Will he enter the hex? Will there be a Vision vs White Vision battle? Can Wanda save Billy and Tommy from the hands of Agatha Harkness? Only time will tell.
'WandaVision' Episode 8 is available for streaming on Disney+.