ByQuinn Fowlie, writer at
I'm what you might call a Marvel movie superfan. I've seen every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man, and plan to see ever
Quinn Fowlie

So, with Avengers 2: Age of Ultron set to be out in just under a month, I have been (and rightly so) in a rather excited mood. I've also been in the mood for making fan theories on how certain things will happen in the upcoming film...such as where Ultron and The Vision get their power from. No, not powers; Power. How are they able to stand on their own to feet? Well, I have a bit of a theory about this little topic that, if you don't mind, I'd love to take some time to share with you folks!

Okay, so before I get into this thing, I just need to clarify something: This theory involves the Infinity Gems, but not in the way we all know them. See, if you remember in [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) (which if you haven't seen that, what the heck are you doing with your life?!), One of the Infinity Gems is used: Many people call it the Power Gem. Here's the thing, though... The Power Gem in Guardians of the Galaxy is not the same colour as the one in the comics.

What do you know? They're not the same!
What do you know? They're not the same!

What I'm basically trying to say is, this theory involves me not staying true to the original lore of the [Marvel](channel:932254) Universe. I apologize to all you purists out there, but that's just the way it's gonna be. Now, on with the theory!

Ultron's Power Source = The Soul Gem (The Aether)

So, in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, as we all know by now, Tony Stark is the one who makes the immensely stupid mistake of building Ultron, in an attempt to free the world of all the baddies running amok... but here's my question: What does Tony use to power Ultron? And here was my follow-up question: What if it was one of the infinity stones that powers Ultron? Like the gem which was in the Aether in Thor: The Dark World? For all we know, that could very well be the soul gem, which is what Tony may use to power Ultron in the film!

Now, you're probably asking yourself, "how in the heck does that make any sense?!" Well, here's the thing: Do you see the inside patches that are exposed in Ultron's body? They look pretty red, don't they?

So, seeing as the gem in the Aether is exactly the same colour as Ultron's insides (that's not gross in any way), it would make perfect sense for the gem in the Aether to not only be the Soul Gem rather than the Reality Gem, but also Ultron's power source!

But now you're asking yourselves, "Well if that's not the Reality Gem, then what is?!" Let's just say that after I'm done explaining myself you'll have the same Vision that I do.

Vision's Power Source = The Reality Gem (Wakanda)

Now, before you guys go all out of whack and yell at me and hurt me with words and tell me how the Reality Gem could not be in Wakanda, you have to understand that these movies are notorious for not being completely faithful to the comics on which they're based. That's just the way it is. Now, here's my thinking: If you can recall that quick little shot in the trailers of an African woman in a cave...

Yes, THAT woman in the cave.
Yes, THAT woman in the cave.

...then it should be pretty easy to see that the Avengers will be heading to Wakanda... but for what purpose? Here's what I think: Ultron sends Quicksilver, who we know is at the beginning of the film working for Ultron, to Wakanda to retrieve the Reality Gem to complete his creation. Or rather, his "vision". Why do I think that the Reality Gem will be Vision's power source? Well, because the Reality Gem, in the comics, is known to be yellow. And what colour is that sparkly, almost gem-resembling diamond shape in Vision's head? That's right! Yellow!

Can you say, "Reality Gem"?!
Can you say, "Reality Gem"?!

I also say that the Reality Gem is Vision's power source for one simple thing: the gem's abilitiy. For those who don't know, the reason why the Reality Gem is called this is because this is the gem that alters reality, which is perfect for something like Vision. See, usually, it's pretty gosh dang impossible for a gem to power a robot... but in an altered reality, it is very much indeed possible! Need I say more than that?

This has been my theory for how Ultron and Vision are powered in Avengers 2. Feel free to let me know what you think and if you know of any other ways for this to be possible!


Do you think these will be the power sources that Ultron and Vision use in Avengers: Age of Ultron?


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