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What Marvel's Vision Quest Comic Arc Tells Us About WandaVision's Biggest Finale Mysteries

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The WandaVision finale didn't quite answer all the questions fans may have about the MCU, the MCU on Disney+, or even what's in store in the immediate future for Wanda Maximoff or The Vision. It appears the sky's the limit for what the MCU may have planned for either character going forward, though there may be some clues for those willing to do a bit of light-reading. That's right, the comics may be coming to our aid once more.

After becoming enamored with rebuilt Vision's color change, I decided to jump into the West Coast Avengers Vision Quest event on Marvel Unlimited. It didn't take long for me to notice the similarities(ish) between this event and WandaVision, and realize that some of that inspiration could also be used beyond the series for an arc involving the character's life. To clarify this point of view, I've highlighted some major events that happened in the comics and how they may ultimately translate to Wanda and Vision's story after the WandaVision finale. Let's dive in and relive some of the lunacy of this crazy 1989 comic story.

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What's Next For White Vision In The MCU?

In WandaVision, the rebuilt Vision engages in battle with Wanda's manifestation of Vision, and the two soon reach a stalemate. The rebuilt Vision has the data to his memories restored by the other Vision, and after audiences see the memories come flooding back, he flies away and doesn't appear for the rest of the series. This is definitely a weird move to make, given those memories are key to his relationship with Wanda and any potential future they might have.

In Vision Quest, Vision's memory is initially erased, though Hank Pym eventually brings back the core of Vision's memories as an Avenger and as the husband of Wanda Maximoff. While Vision retains full knowledge of his life at that point, it is soon learned that without the brain patterns of Wonder Man (who provided that for Vision's mind the first go-around), he lacks all the emotion and personality connected to those memories. This upsets Wanda, because Wonder Man doesn't wish to relinquish his brain patterns again. Wonder Man doesn't want to comply because he's in love with Wanda (though that's not really important to this story).

Eventually, Wonder Man relents, but Vision rejects the offer. Vision explains that with the brain patterns and memories, he'd merely be a "copy of his former self." Vision goes on to compare himself to a "phonograph" where the "true singer" will always be better. Vision ultimately decides he'd rather move forward in life as is. His plan ultimately is to go to the East Coast headquarters where he's more needed, and Wanda inevitably follows him.

In the context of WandaVision, I believe something very similar happened with White Vision when his memories were restored. He has all the data and memories of Vision but without the bit of the Mind Stone that exists within Wanda, none of the emotion or personality to process it. His logical mind might've immediately processed he was needed elsewhere, and without emotional ties to Wanda, he just went off on his own. Another possibility is that, like the Vision of the comics, he felt he was nothing more than a copy and unworthy of Wanda's love. Both sound like perfectly acceptable reasons for him to have dipped out in the heat of a crisis, and I'm banking at least one of them was why Vision flew off in WandaVision.

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Are Wanda And Vision's Sons Real?

WandaVision really throws viewers for a loop on Billy and Tommy, whose existence is in question throughout the entirety of the series. It seemed apparent after the two disappeared when the hex was broken that they were as fictitious as the Vision Wanda, AKA Scarlet Witch, created, and then that all changed in the final seconds of the series. Wanda distinctly hears Billy and Tommy calling for help, but does that really happen? Are these boys real or not?

The answer to that question in Vision Quest is complicated, to say the least, though the boys do exist in the comics. As Wanda deals with trying to get Vision back to normal, she also goes through many caretakers who keep losing track of the boys. It is as if they merely disappear out of thin air, and as Agatha Harkness would reveal later in the run, it's because they actually are.

Agatha explains that Wanda's deep desire for children and subconscious ability to trigger magic without knowing caused her to unknowingly reach out and find any substance that mixed with her magic and could sustain life. In this case, she manages to ensnare two recently separated pieces of Mephisto's soul -- thus creating living entities. At least, the pieces of the soul are living, but it isn't until Wanda's mind is focused on her sons that they actually exist.

Remember in WandaVision when Agatha tells Wanda she has no idea what she's unleashed? That, paired with the cries of Tommy and Billy at the very end, have me wondering if we're going to see Mephisto make his MCU debut in Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness, or perhaps some other upcoming adventure. Wanda's spell may have created an opening for Mephisto to manipulate her, which would be very bad given her immense power. Agatha ultimately resolves the situation in Vision Quest by scrubbing the boys' memory from Wanda's mind, which breaks Mephisto's hold on her. Agatha is in no position to do that at the end of WandaVision, so it'll be interesting to see what may happen should Wanda get in bed with the devil.

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Who Took Tommy And Billy?

It may seem obvious who took Tommy and Billy if you just read the last section, but you're probably going to be surprised to learn it wasn't Mephisto who took Wanda's sons in Vision Quest. Instead, it is a villain known as Master Pandemonium who captures the boys in hopes that he can restore the pieces of his lost soul in doing so. Pandemonium was ultimately played for a fool and a pawn of Mephisto, but it is worth noting he is the villain calling the shots most often--up until the end of that particular story.

Sidebar: The part I really love is that Master Pandemonium inexplicably uses Wanda's boys (who are toddler aged in Vision Quest) as replacements for his own arms. He doesn't transform them into arms, though; it's literally a CatDog situation where this man's biceps transition into the abdomen and upper body of a toddler boy. In no way does it look practical or even useful, but who am I to question the motives of a twisted mind?

WandaVision didn't tease Mephisto or Master Pandemonium, but it doesn't seem a stretch in the least bit that either or both would appear in the MCU. Could one of the two be responsible for the "capture" of Wanda's sons? It certainly seems like a strong possibility, though I hope I don't see Tommy and Billy replacing the fists of some beefy Marvel villain.

WandaVision is available to stream on Disney+, and the Vision Quest event is available to read on Marvel Unlimited. Those looking for more answers in regards to what happened on the Marvel series are in luck, however, because CinemaBlend got the scoop on questions like exactly why Evan Peters appeared in the series in the first place.

Mick Joest

Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.