In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, titled “Avengers Disassembled, Chaos (Part I of IV)”, She-Hulk performs a super strength feat. Scarlet Witch wants revenge on the Avengers and triggers Vision‘s sleeper program which unleashes five Ultron drones. During the battle, a Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk tears Vision in half.
How much super strength does it take for She-Hulk to rip Vision in half?
A Scarlet Witch mind-controlled She-Hulk ripped Vision in half.
We will use Vision’s durability to estimate She-Hulk’s super strength.
In ‘Avengers’ (1969) #62, Black Panther flies Hawkeye, Vision and Black Knight to Wakanda. There, they are met by Wakanda soldiers who open fire on them on M’baku’s orders. During the fight, Vision withstands Wakandan Vibranium bullets.
We will use these feats to calculate Vision’s durability.
First, let’s estimate the durability of Captain America’s Vibranium shield. Captain America’s Vibranium shield can withstand the intensity of a nova flame. In Feat: Superman, ‘DCeased’ #6, I calculated the energy released by a supernova to be 1.8*10^47 J. Cap’s shield is actually 32.5% dense in Vibranium. Let’s calculate the durability of Vibranium in terms of energy.
Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*1046 J.
Vision’s synthezoid body is made up of Horton cells. Let’s calculate the density of Vision’s body.
Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m3.
Let’s multiply the density times the number of Horton cells.
Since the Vibranium bullets did not budge Vision, the super strength needed to affect his durability is at least 3.2816063*1047 N or 49838390581938219895287958115183246073298429 PSI.
She-Hulk generated more than half of 3.2816063*1047 N of force in order to affect Vision’s durability. Vision had to generate a Galaxy Level of Super Strength since she likely ripped Vision with a force 9.3227452*1024 times greater than the gravitational force of the sun on Earth.
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Calculations for She-Hulk, ‘Avengers’ #500
Gravitational Force Of Sun On Earth = 3.54*10^22 N
Durability of Vibranium = (0.325)(1.8*10^47 J) = 5.85*10^46 J.
Density Of Vision’s Body = (136.08 kg)/(1.91 m*1 m*0.5 m) = 142.492146597 kg/m^3.
Vision’s Durability = (5.85*1046 J)(3*1015 Horton cells*10-12 kg/m^3)/(1 Horton cell*142.492146597 kg/m^3) = 3.2816063*10^48 J.
Comparison = (3.2816063*10^47 N)/(3.54*10^22 N) = 144477.635593.
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DOCTOR DOOM HAS AN UNCONVENTIONAL PLAN TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD
In “Avengers: The Emperor Doom” (1987) graphic novel, turns conventional morality on its head and takes over the world. Doctor Doom has long dreamed to rule the world and has used the political and the technological means at his disposal in order to bring about this end. The Prologue begins with Doctor Doom kidnapping the Purple Man for a nefarious purpose.
We are then introduced to Namor walking the streets of Manhattan. The winged Atlantean comments on humanity’s pettiness and its conflicts with Atlantis and the sea world. He is noticed by a police officer who calls reinforcements. Finally, Namor arrives at the location of his rendez-vous, a restaurant.
Namor enters the restaurant. He is asked by one of the attendants whether he has a reservation but he says “No.”1 At that moment, Namor’s coat is destroyed by a power blast. Angered, Namor asks who attacks him and finds Doom motioning at a table to welcome him. Namor sits at the table and vociferates to hear about Doom’s proposition to free Atlantis from “the tyranny of surface-dwellers forever!”1 Doctor Doom draws Namor’s attention to the fact no one has paid attention to them nor Doom’s power blast. He unveils a technological marvel called a psycho-prism.
It was created from a strand of the Purple Man’s hair and Doom is using it to control the will of the people at the restaurant. He informs Namor that he plans to use a giant psycho-prism under construction to subjugate the will of the entire Earth! When he rules the world, he plans to establish Namor as ruler of the sea. Namor is among the strong-willed and three other mechanicals that can resist the effects of the psycho-prism. Before they part, Namor is tasked with implanting adhesive refractory discs to make those individuals susceptible to the Prism’s influence.
CAN DOOM MAKE IT WORK? DOCTOR DOOM CONQUERS THE AVENGERS AND THE WORLD, BECOMING EMPEROR
Doctor Doom constructs his giant psycho-prism with Purple Man inside. Namor goes on his missions, and implants the discs on Vision, Machine Man and Ultron. During his visit at Avengers Mansion, Vision is able to send a recording of Namor’s visit to the West Coast Avengers. They realize Doom’s plan and realize the East Coast Avengers are compromised. Mockingbird is able to trace the attack to Doom Island in the Caribbean. Quickly, they board the Avengers Quinjet and depart for their destination.
The West Coast Avengers arrive on Doom Island and soon, skirmishes begin. They are attacked by turrets then hundreds of robots. The battle is fierce. Suddenly, forming two separate lines on each side, the robots pave the way for the Avengers to enter the base. Surprised, they go in and find Doom! His construction is complete and he is about to launch the psycho-prism. Unfortunately, Hawkeye does not draw his arrow on time. The psycho-prism is launched. Doctor Doom has finally conquered the Avengers who depart without resistance.
WONDER MAN WAKES UP FROM HIS FLOATATION MEDIUM, ALONE AND OPPOSES EMPEROR DOOM’S REIGN
A month later, Wonder Man awakes from his floatation device. He speaks to Tony and finds out the latter is re-designing the Stark space shuttle as Emperor Doom’s private transport. Heading to another compound, Wonder Man finds Captain America and Wasp directing re-designs. Heading to Tigra’s quarters, he finds a warm welcome. As Tigra heads out, he sees a parade in New York on the television monitor for Doctor Doom. Wonder Man frantically warns Wasp and Captain America that Doctor Doom has taken over New York City. The Avengers have to stop him!
Captain America phones the White House on the hotline. Speaking to Emperor Doom, he is ordered to take down the enemy. Wonder Man fights the Avengers and realizes he has become an outlaw. Taking Hawkeye‘s sky-cycle, he escapes the Avengers base. However, Wasp damages the sky-cycle and Wonder Man ends up tumbling down the streets. People watching the news, recognize the outlaw and take him down. However, Wonder Man escapes in the underground system. Finding a make-up van, Wonder Man adopts a disguise. Weeks later, after an encounter with a blind woman in the woods, he decides to oppose Emperor Doom and his subversion of conventional morality.
In “Emperor Doom” (1987), Wonder Man awakes from his floatation device and finds the world is ruled by Emperor Doom. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
SHOWDOWN: WONDER MAN VS CAPTAIN AMERICA
Wonder Man has uncovered the truth about Emperor Doom’s subjugation of the Avengers. He decides to oppose Emperor Doom. But he needs help.
He visits the one man who might have a will strong enough to overcome the power of the psycho-prism. Wonder Man must fight Captain America in order to free him and the Avengers!
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Is It Conventional Morality To Take Over The World In Order To Bring Peace?
The graphic novel questions conventional morality. In the end, the Avengers come out on top. But this is due to Doctor Doom’s hubris. As the Avengers and a freed Namor prepare to free Purple Man, Doctor Doom has the finger on the button to trigger nerve gas canisters. However, conflicted over the blandness of world management as opposed to his thirst for conquest and glory, Doctor Doom relents. Ultimately, Doctor Doom was more excited at the battle lust for conquest over the daily meetings of managing the world.
At the same time, his plan succeeded and he was an efficient ruler as he brought peace and ended poverty on Earth. As the graphic novel ends, the Avengers are uneasy about ending Emperor Doom’s reign over the Earth because of its benefits. It is certain that Emperor Doom’s reign brought some good, but with questionable means that turned conventional morality on its head. We can say it is not right, to do evil that some good may come out of it. But, is this the price of freedom?
In “Emperor Doom” (1987), the Earth is freed from the influence of the psycho-prism. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
In ‘Amazing Spider-Man Annual’ (1966) #3, Spider-Man embarks on a comedic adventure in order to join the Avengers. In the opening pages, the Avengers debate whether to offer him membership. Hawkeye is immediately elated, while the other members find Spider-Man to be “an unknown quantity” and Wasp does not like Spider-Man.1 In order to conduct the meeting, Thor commands for there to be an acting chairman. The acting chairman is Captain America.
The Avengers decide to learn more about Spider-Man. Hawkeye proposes to consult Daredevil. Captain America says he is “hyper-sensitive to sounds and impulses.”1 Captain America and Goliath work on sending high-frequency radio signals. Daredevil soon arrives at Avengers Mansion. He gives Spider-Man the highest recommendation stating that in his recent battle with the web-slinger, Spider-Man “was stronger, and more skillful than ever!”1 Thor, Iron Man and Hawkeye soon depart to contact Spider-Man.
Spider-Man is being recruited by the Avengers. Spider-Man arrives at Avengers Mansion. Soon, the Avengers must decide what kind of test to give Spider-Man.
Unfortunately, Spider-Man is hot-tempered and Hawkeye is loud-mouthed. And when Iron Man attempts to silence Spider-Man, Spider-Man gets upset by his concern about Aunt May. He starts thinking that the test is the Avengers want him to get mad.
SPIDER-MAN IS UP TO THE TEST AND STAGGERS THE HULK
The test for Spider-Man to join the Avengers, is for the web-slinger to find the Hulk and bring him back to the Avengers. After Spider-Man leaves, Captain America does not have enough time to state mission objectives or why they want the Hulk. Thor declares “the test is begun!”1 Spider-Man heads to the Daily Bugle and hears news about the Hulk spotted near the Gamma Ray Research Center. Spider-Man heads there. Spider-Man finds the Hulk and tells him the Green Goliath is coming with him.
A battle ensues where Spider-Man uses a combination of spider-speed and spider-strength to fight the Hulk. By accident, Hulk attempting to land a punch on Spider-Man, who evades, breaks the Gamma Ray Shielding Wall. This results into Hulk changing back into Dr. Bruce Banner. During their conversation, Spider-Man realizes Dr. Bruce Banner needs help not punishment and begins to question the Avengers. As Dr. Banner begins to change into Hulk, he tells Spider-Man he doesn’t reach his full strength “for first few minutes.”1 Sensing an opportunity, Spider-Man staggers the Hulk with a punch before he reaches full strength.
Spider-Man changes his mind about joining the Avengers. Questioning the Avengers’ motives, Spider-Man attempts to set Hulk free. However, Hulk is at full strength and easily busts through Spider-Man’s webbing.
Good ol’ Spider luck, failing him again! Spider-Man returns to the Avengers’ Mansion and resigns from their membership offer. He tells the Avengers he could not find the Hulk. After Spider-Man departs, the Avengers are disappointed and have mixed feelings. Captain America says the Avengers actually wanted to help Hulk.
Crossfire has kidnapped Hawkeye and Mockingbird to Restwell Funeral Parlour in New York City, to test their Undertaker Machine. With the Undertaker Machine, Crossfire brainwashes Hawkeye and Mockingbird into a battle of the sexes.
The battle to decide who is the greatest Avenger!
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HAWKEYE IN COMICS
‘Tales Of Suspense’ (1964) #57, titled “Hawkeye, the Marksman”, marks the first appearance of Hawkeye in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Hawkeye and his first confrontation with Iron Man.
The issue was created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.
VISION RECLAIMS THE IDENTITY OF THE ROBOTIC WORLD WAR II SYNTHEZOID THE HUMAN TORCH
In ‘Giant Size Avengers’ #4, Vision ponders his origin as he attempts to save Scarlet Witch from Dormammu and his sister Umar. The Vision discovered that he was not originally Ultron’s creation, designed by the android to infiltrate and dismantle the Avengers. After he turned on his master, The Vision struggled to accept that he was created by a super-villain. Instead, he was created in 1968 by Ultron-5 and Professor Horton who rebuilt the original synthezoid the 1940s Human Torch into the Vision.
Ultron’s goal was to create a “son” that would serve his evil “scheme[s].”1 Though Ultron-5 had created a new body, he had not altered the Human Torch’s mind. The new creation immediately attacked Ultron-5. Ultron-5 then turned on Professor Horton and killed him with a blast. The android showed feelings of care for the one he called “father” as he laid dying.1 When the android confronted Ultron-5 in rage, he was felled which resulted in altering his mind “re-programmed using the taped brain patterns of a dead Wonder Man…”1 The Vision was born!
IN A BATTLE TO THE DEATH, THE VISION CONFESSES HIS LOVE TO SAVE THE SCARLET WITCH FROM DORMAMMU’S HELLISH POSSESSION IN THE DARK DIMENSION
The Vision awakens from his gaze. He hears a scream and heads in the direction of the sound. He sees the spectacle of a hellish pit with Dormammu and his sister Urma holding his beloved, Scarlet Witch bound in chains on a sacrificing surface. The Vision has to save the Scarlet Witch to prevent Dormammu to reach his full power in order to conquer the Dark Dimension!
Dormammu asks the Vision to forget Scarlet Witch and leave. But Vision says it’s a bluff. Soon, demons appear in the shadows and fight. They hurl liquid fire at the Vision. The Avenger, however, grows intangible, then by “partial solidification”, he absorbs the “supernatural flame” and fires it as a solar blast using his solar gem.1
With the defeat of his demons, Dormammu sends the Vision’s very beloved against the Avenger. Urma testifying to this, states that even she “could devise nothing truly more evil than this!”1 “In blind obedience,” the Scarlet Witch attacks the Vision with a spell.1 She attacks the Vision with molten lava in order to bury him. However, the Vision solidifies and hardens like a diamond.
Seeing that the attack has not worked, Scarlet Witch, uses her organic powers on the earth element in order to create a boulder. The boulder hovers atop the Vision and lands upon him. Becoming intangible, the Vision rises above the stone and claims he can counter her “organic powers.” The Vision asks Scarlet Witch to remember him. Remembering his solar gem, Scarlet Witch begins to drain the Vision of his solar energy.
The Vision drained slowly of his solar energy admits Wanda’s magic has defeated him. He says she is killing him and begs of her to remember him. As the Vision falls to the floor to near death, he confesses his love for Wanda.
Seeing her beloved lying motionless on the floor, Scarlet Witch exclaims: “What have I done?” Speciesism is conquered and it is the love of a synthezoid for a mutant witch that conquers evil! The Vision’s love saves Wanda. The Scarlet Witch, free from Dormammu’s possession, promises to make him pay.
THE VISION, SCARLET WITCH AND MISS HARKNESS DEFEAT DORMAMMU AND UMAR
Dormammu and the Scarlet Witch do battle. As Dormammu attempts to cast a spell on Wanda, the Vision and Miss Harkness claiming he has grown stronger, “[he] feel[s] no effect!“1 Miss Harkness appears and states the Scarlet Witch freed her when she became freed of Dormammu’s possession. Miss Harkness has cast a protection spell on the Scarlet Witch.
Using her organic powers “one final time”, the Scarlet Witch strikes at the lava’s heat to which Dormammu is bound in order to prevent his regeneration.1 Dormammu asks Urma’s aid but the Vision having been revived by the Scarlet Witch notes and strikes her humanoid form, unlike Dormammu who is a being of “pure force.”1 Urma writhes in pain.
Suffering loss, Dormammu admits defeat and asks of the Scarlet Witch what she wants. Scarlet Witch asks for Dormammu’s word that the Vision, Miss Harkness and her can return safely to Earth, safe from him and his sister; that he will free the Earth spirit; and that he will no longer seek to conquer the Earth’s dimension.
Dormammu gives her his word though he hides his true intentions from her. In thought bubbles, it is revealed that he made a similar pledge to Doctor Strange and he states he owes Scarlet Witch “only hatred.”1 Dormammu promises in his secret intentions to make her regret her trust.
WANDA AGREES TO MARRY THE VISION; THE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE FOR THE MARRIAGE AT IMMORTUS’ TEMPLE GARDEN
Scarlet Witch, the Vision and Miss Harkness are teleported back to Avengers Mansion. After Miss Harkness departs, Scarlet Witch and the Vision speak. Vision confesses his love for Wanda and explains that after they quarreled, he “lived a life without warmth.” When Mantis offered to be Vision’s partner, he felt nothing for her. He asks Wanda to marry him. Asked by Wanda if the Vision loves her because she was the first girl he met, the Vision explains that he loves her because he is an Avenger and she is the only one who can understand his life as an Avenger.
Now that the Vision knows his origin, he knows he was meant to live as a human and is willing to make Wanda happy. In some ways, it is his love for the Scarlet Witch that saves the Vision and helps him see clearly. Wanda agrees to marry the Vision. Soon, Immortus gathers Scarlet Witch and Vision at the Temple Garden. They announce to the Avengers their decision to marry. Iron Man and Thor are elated while Hawkeye is unsure. Still, the ceremony as well as the marriage between Mantis and Swordsman (Cotati) are celebrated. This is the proof that love can conquer even speciesism and unite different species.
In ‘JLA/Avengers’ (2004) #4, Vision and Scarlet Witch have to restore their marriage to their proper course in the space/time continuum.