The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: synthezoid; Catholic (temporary) CBR Scale: M (not applicable (robot/A.I.))CBR Scale: I (Catholic)

Name: Vision

Other Names: Victor Shade; Jonas; Ultra-Vision; Manikin; Ghost of Stone; Vision II; Apollyon; Mainframe

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #57 (Oct. 1968): "Behold... the Vision!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (Mainframe) Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 1) #5 (Oct. 1990): "A Force to Reckon With!"; (MC-2) A-Next #7 (Apr. 1999): "After the Fall!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, John Buscema, George Klein

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,393

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,378

   TV, Film Appearances: 14

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: A-Next; Galactic Guardians; Guardians of the Galaxy; The Avengers; Weapon X (Exiles); Young Avengers

Gender: male

In the possible 31st Century future inhabited the Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-691), a future version of Vision is known as "Mainframe," an immense computer system that spans the entire planet. "Mainframe" is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Galactic Guardians.



From: "Atheist representation on the Avengers" forum discussion, started 20 June 2001 on the Comic Boards website (; viewed 24 June 2007):

Posted by D-Man on Wednesday, June 20 2001 at 20:10:53 GMT

...Probably the best comic you could find to figure out who believes in a God or a god, or has deep faith in God or a god would be:

Infinity Crusade

The Goddess uses the heroes' faith and belief in gods and such to recruit heroes.

Here are a list of Avengers who are "believers" so are recruited by the Goddess:
Living Lightning
Black Knight
Invisible Woman
Wonder Man
Captain America
Scarlet Witch
Moon Knight

The so-called "non-believers" that the Goddess didn't choose:
Mr. Fantastic
Iron Man
Spider-Woman II
Beast (although Beast claims to believe in a god, but Vision counters with "Obviously because your belief in a supreme being is not as deeply felt nor well known as the others.")
Quasar (which was stated in his own book)

From: "Catholic Clix - Comic info needed!" forum discussion, started 3 May 2003 on the HCRealms website (; viewed 24 May 2007):

05/03/2003, 21:04

Ok, so in recent films it's been apparent that Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic...

So, who else out there could be fielded in a "Catholic" Heroclix team?

Wilz 05/04/2003, 18:46

Hawkeye is Catholic. Remembering his mini-series, when he was pretending to be dead his had a Catholic funeral (if memory serves me right). Kingpin was portrayed as Catholic (link to the whole mafia thing) in early DD. Vision also played with the whole religious-Catholic thing at one point.

[The following are Catholic characters:]

Great characters and although the press has been bad lately - Great Religion.

This character is in the following 314 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
A-Next #7 (Apr. 1999): "After the Fall!"
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (only on cover)
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #282 (Nov. 1986): "The Fury of X-Factor!" (only on cover)
Avengers / Thunderbolts
The Avengers
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998)
The Avengers Annual
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
The Avengers Collector's Edition #1 (Sep. 1993): "Vibrant Alchemy!"
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005)
Avengers Spotlight #23 (Oct. 1989): "Second Debut" (lead character)
Avengers: A Marvel Treasury
The Avengers: Celestial Quest
Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (Sep. 1991): "Deathtrap, the Vault"
Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009): "Up Is Down" (mentioned)
Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1 (Nov. 2001): "The Ultron Imperative"
Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1 (Feb. 2011): "Strange Days"
Captain America
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Cap For President!"
Captain America Annual
Captain America: Reborn
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers
Dark X-Men #2 (Feb. 2010): "Journey to the Center of the Goblin: Part Two" (photo/picture/video)
Darkhawk #31 (Sep. 1993): "Punch-Out on the Intergalactic Express!"
The Defenders
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 (Nov. 1988): "Love is the Spell. The Spell is Death!" (cameo)
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine! #11 (Dec. 2001): "Doom Triumphant!"
Galactic Guardians
Giant-Size Avengers
GLA #1 (June 2005): "Great Lakes Avengers Misassembled" (cameo)
Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 1) #5 (Oct. 1990): "A Force to Reckon With!"
Hulk Smash Avengers #2 (July 2012): "The Filth and the Fury"
Invaders Annual #1 (Aug. 1977): "Okay, Axis -- Here We Come!" (cameo)
Iron Man & Captain America Annual 1998 (Dec. 1998): "Life & Liberty"
Iron Man
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #38 (Mid-Dec. 1989): "Stardust Miseries Part 1: Something in the Air"
Marvel Double-Shot
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Feature (vol. 1) #10 (July 1973): "Ant-Man No More"
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One (vol. 1) #39 (May 1978): "The Vision Gambit" (lead character)
Marvel Universe: The End
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The Marvels Project #1 (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Maximum Security
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1 (Oct. 2000): "A Very Dangerous Planet" (2-panel cameo)
The Mighty Avengers
Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #14 (June 2007): "The Deal: Part 2" (cameo)
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986): "We Were Only Foolin'" (only on cover)
The Order
Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers
Secret Wars II
Siege: Captain America #1 (June 2010): "Bear Any Burden"
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (Oct. 1977): "A World For the Winning!"
Tales To Astonish (vol. 2) #12 (Nov. 1980): "Double Vision" (lead character)
Ultimate Nightmare #5 (Feb. 2005): "Ultimate Nightmare: Part V"
Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995): "Becoming More Like God"
Ultraforce / Avengers Prelude #1 (July 1995): "The Swords Are Drawn..."
The Vision
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch
What If...? (vol. 2) #19 (Nov. 1990): "What if... the Vision had Conquered the World?" (lead character)
What If? (vol. 1) #38 (Apr. 1983): "The Leaving" (lead character)
Wonder Man #1 (Mar. 1986)
X-51 #0 (1999): "A Mere Technicality" (cameo)
X-Factor (vol. 1) #10 (Nov. 1986): "Falling Angel!" (only on cover)
X-Treme X-Men #11 (May 2002): "Beachhead!" (cameo)
Young Avengers

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