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|Top (L-R): Steve Rogers//Captain America , Bruce Banner//Hulk, Tony Stark//Iron Man|
Bottom (L-R): Thor, Natasha Romanov//Black Widow, Clint Barton//Hawkeye
Upon finding the tesseract staff, Tony Stark has an unexpected run-in with one of the twins who gives him a vision of the future, a future of death and destruction of which he is the only survivor. Afraid of this vision coming true, Tony talks Bruce into researching and using the powerful energy to create an artificial intelligent life form that will protect the earth from any impending future danger. For three days the men work tirelessly until they awaken the energy inside and find it to be completely alive and adaptable to programming.
Using his own program JARVIS as a model for the new intelligence system, Tony believes that this could end any premonitions of disaster. Only, that’s exactly what happens. The new energy temporarily shuts down JARVIS and takes over his system becoming one powerful artificial intelligent machine called Ultron, who has plans for a new world age. The first step is to destroy the Avengers, using Stakers brilliantly gifted twins. The second is to create his own race of machines.
One by one, the members begin to fall into rapid mind control that makes it hard for them to distinguish fantasy from reality. Natasha returns to her life in Russia and training as an assassin in The Red Room, Steve dreams of coming home from WWII to find prosperity and Peggy waiting for him and Thor is back in Asgard, where Heimdall tells him of his failures as a king. Thankfully Clint is spared from this and is the only person that gets them to safety where his own secret is revealed to the rest of the team.
Now with Ultron making plans of world ending with his highly advanced machine in the making, the Avengers must either separate or assemble to bring him down. To do that, they must first understand what they’re going up against.
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|Top: Pietro Maximoff//Quicksilver, Wanda Maximoff//Scarlet Witch|
Bottom: Vision, Ultron
Wanda uses her mind control to implant past or present memories in several of the Avengers to emotionally weaken them, which works until Barton knocks her out (after all, he does know a little about that). While waiting for Ultron’s new machine to be created, Wanda looks into his mind and doesn’t see the end of the Avengers, but the end of the world. The Maximoffs’ must decide whether to align with Ultron or to aid the Avengers (even if it means having to put up with S.H.I.E.L.D.) and if avenging the world is worth dying for.
Ultron: Part machine, part computer, Ultron is a highly intelligent system that destroys anything that stands in his way. His life force comes from a powerful stone, only known about in Scandinavian legends and without the stone, he is rendered useless. Ultron believes that in destroying the world and humanity, he can rebuild a newer, better and stronger world, made of machine and run by fear. First he must create those machines using broken robots and his own mind to generate them. When his only creation is stolen by the Avengers of which they proceed to give him an artificial life (using JARVIS), Ultron meets his creation for world destruction that may end up being his own destruction.
JARVIS//Vision: Since 2008, JARVIS has been highly advanced computer system coming in the form of a calming voice that has aided Tony Stark in every way imaginable, from helping create the Iron Man suit to ordering pizza; after a while, you begin to feel like he’s your guardian angel. So, when Tony uses JARVIS’ system to create an artificial life that appears in a completely human form, it’s unbelievable. JARVIS becomes Vision. A system created by both Ultron and Stark, but has the unusual ability of free will and choice. An extremely powerful weapon that is gifted with insightful wisdom, Vision is exactly what you would want a human JARVIS to be.
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