Hey, everyone! It's time for part two of my favorite fictional characters update, about my favorite male characters. If you haven't already, you can check out the list of my favorite female characters here.
Vision is a Marvel superhero who has been in the comics since 1968 and was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015.
In the MCU, Vision is a synthetic human (an android, but a little more complex than that) whose body was created with synthetic flesh, a computerized nervous system, and the Mind Gem, which, as I said in part one, is an immensely powerful but little understood Infinity Stone. An evil AI named Ultron created the body to be his own, but the Avengers stole it from him before he could finish uploading himself. Then Tony Stark and Bruce Banner decided to upload Tony's AI assistant and friend, JARVIS, into the body's system. The other Avengers tried to stop them, but Thor Odinson used his lightning powers to bring Vision to life, stating that he had seen him in a vision given to him when Wanda Maximoff manipulated his thoughts and that Vision was a necessary part of the universe's future.
Within the last couple of years, I've posted updates on my favorite romantic relationships, TV shows, poems, movies, writing idols, music artists, and more. But one topic that I haven't updated my readers on for a long time is my favorite fictional characters. Yes, I've talked about fictional parents, favorite side characters, favorite villains, and other such topics, but the one post I've written on my favorite characters overall comes from the first year of my blog, 2012. My interests have changed a lot since then!
Favorite characters are difficult to choose, as I'm sure you all know, and there are so many characters that I love who will not be included on this list. Still, I'm going to update you on which characters I now look up to and love most. Since there are so many, this post is going to be a two-parter, with female characters first and male characters next week.
Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, is a Marvel superhero (and sometimes, villain). She's been in the comics since 1964, and was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015.
Wanda has a troubled past. In the MCU, she and her twin brother, Pietro, were orphaned at the age of 10 in a bomb strike. The bomb was originally created by Stark Industries, the tech company owned by future Avenger Tony Stark. After the bombing, the twins became political protestors for peace in their turmoiled Eastern European home of Sokovia.
During these protests, when they were in their late teens, Wanda and Pietro were approached by HYDRA, a Nazi group then disguised as the Avengers' support team. HYDRA promised to grant the twins the power they needed to "make things right." So Wanda and Pietro became part of a human experiment using the Mind Gem, an immensely powerful but little understood Infinity Stone. In the end, they were the only survivors of the experiment. Pietro gained superspeed, while Wanda developed energy manipulation powers that include telekinesis, telepathy, and mind control.
As of tomorrow, it will have been six years since I started this blog. Can you believe that? (I know I said that last year, but, like, six is even bigger than five, so.)
Per the usual, to celebrate, I'm sharing a roundup of the best posts I wrote this year. Check it out!
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It's time for our quarterly humor roundup, where I share 25 of the funniest posts I came across on the Internet during the last three months. Check it out!
*Spoilers for The Avengers: Infinity War ahoy*
Today's bonus Wednesday post is, unsurprisingly, 4th of July themed! Taking the idea from the ongoing Top Ten Tuesday tag, I'm going to post some (but not all) of my favorite book covers in the colors of red, white, and blue. They're placed in order of publication, coming from my "love the cover" shelf on Goodreads. Enjoy!
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