The being known only as Aarkus, also known as the Vision, came from the realm known as Smokeworld, a realm outside the walls of space and time. He was a member of an ancient powerful cabal of beings known as the Watchers. But Aarkus turned on his fellow Watchers after he found them reeling in the rape and torture of the dammed souls that entered their realm, he attacked them and was banished to Earth, taking away a majority of his powers. He took the name of Victor Shade, becoming a founding member of the Avengers.
Powers & Abilities
- Teleportation - Aarkus is capable of popping up anywhere in the world, just as long as there is smoke, vapor, and/or gas for him to emerge from.
- Smoke/Vapor/Gas Control - Aarkus has control over Gases, Vapors and Smoke based substance.
- Superhuman Strength - He is able to pick up and throw heavy objects quickly without flinching.
- Flight - He is able to able to fly.
- Energy Blasts - He is able to shoot and blast powerful cosmic energy from his hands and eyes.
- Cryokinesis - He has the ability to freeze his foes to the point of death by slowing down their molecular action.
- Shape Shifting - He has the ability to shapeshift in to the form of any other being for brief periods of time.
- Toxic Immunity - He is immune to any toxins. poisons or diseases.