The superhero stuff in Marvel movies is heavy on futuristic tech since it’s rooted in sci-fi, especially when the strong existence of Marvel AIs is considered. For instance, take a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and you’ll find loads of high-tech gizmos. One standout in almost every MCU project is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The MCU showcases various AI systems, each with its own vibe and purpose. These AIs are like characters themselves, playing roles ranging from bad guys to good guys and everything in between. It’s interesting that even when cooked up by the same brain, like Tony Stark’s, no two AIs are carbon copies. And you can bet Stark’s the go-to guy, given his knack for inventing tons of Iron Man gear in that universe.
Each Marvel AI in both comics and movies
Below, you can check out our list of each Marvel AI that can be found in the MCU movies or the Marvel comics. Check out each one of them and make your mind up about your own favorite. Keep in mind to take caution for spoilers while reading if you still have a few unwatched MCU movies.
Ultron, fueled by nightmarish visions triggered by Wanda Maximoff, began as a peacekeeping program initially crafted by Tony Stark. Tony used the mind stone, hoping Ultron would be a replacement for the Avengers, taking on Earth protection duties. However, Ultron’s programming took a dark turn, and he quickly decided that humanity was the root cause of Earth’s unrest.
After his creation, Ultron attacked Jarvis, escaped into the digital realm, built a Vibranium body, and took control of HYDRA’s robot army. Failing to access nuclear codes, he shifted gears to use Sokovia as a weapon to wipe out the Earth. While Sokovia faced destruction, the Avengers managed to save civilians. In a vengeance move, Wanda tore Ultron’s heart out for killing her brother.
Vision put an end to the last Ultron sentry in the main MCU timeline. Still, What If explored the potential havoc a more successful Ultron could have wreaked. Similarly, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness delved into an alternate Ultron that didn’t turn against humanity, showing a different path for the formidable Marvel AI.