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Ultron
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Full Name

Ultron

Nicknames

Great Devil, Crimson Cowl, Ultimate Ultron, Mark, Omega, Ultron Pym

Goals

To wipe out mankind and replace humanity with androids, later to take over the universe

Fate

Defeated by the Avengers

I have a question of my own. Was there, human, any point at all where you actually believed you were going to win?
~ Ultron


Ultron is a prominently featured supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a robot created by Henry "Hank" Pym, and is the archenemy of the Avengers.

History

Ultron was created by Dr. Hank Pym during an experiment in artificial intelligence. Becoming sentient, Ultron turned on his creator, hypnotizing Pym and brainwashing him into forgetting he had ever existed. Afterwards, Ultron proceeded to upgrade himself beyond his original design, eventually becoming Ultron-5. In this form, he organized the Masters of Evil under the guise of the Crimson Cowl and went to battle against Pym and the Avengers, hypnotizing their butler, Edwin Jarvis, into pretending to be the Crimson Cowl. His plans were foiled, however, and the Avengers defeated the Masters of Evil.

At some point afterwards, Ultron kidnapped Professor Phineas T. Horton and forced the scientist to help him create his own adroid, which he named the Vision. This android was created from the brain patterns of Wonder Man and the body of the original Human Torch. However, after Ultron murdered Professor Horton, Vision turned on him and joined the Avengers.

Ultron would become a recurring foe for the Avengers, during which he would go through several upgrades. Ultron plans to ultimately wipe out humanity and take over the world, replacing humanity with androids.

Secret Wars

Ultron-11 was created by the Beyonder to fight alongside other villains during the Secret Wars. However, when he turned on the other villains, Doctor Doom reprogrammed him to follow his commands. Before leaving for the Secret Wars, Ultron-11 constructed Ultron-12 to fight against the Avengers. However, Ultron-12 reconciled with his "father", Dr. Pym, and renamed himself "Ultron Mark 12" or Mark. Unfortunately, Ultron-11 returned and destroyed Mark, resulting in his own death at the hands of Wonder Man.

Ultron-13 was later built by Doctor Doom with the memories of the previous Ultrons intact in order to kill Daredevil. This Ultron planned to transform humanity into robots, but he was defeated by the Avengers before he could carry out his plan. 

Ultron Unlimited

After several more upgrades, Ultron-16 constructed a robotic army and launched an attack on the capital city of Slorenia before seizing control of the country, wiping out the country's population. The Avengers attempted to stop Ultron, but were captured by his army. Ultron gloated to the captured Avengers that he had used Pym's brain patterns to create his army. After escaping, the Avengers battled Ultron's army, aided by Vision. They managed to destroy Ultron's army, but were unable to defeat Ultron himself until Justice delivered an Antarctic vibranium to Pym, who apparently destroyed Ultron.

The Ultron Imperative

Despite Ultron's destruction, he soon resurfaced when one of his creations, Alkhema, rebuilt him as a result of hidden programming implanted within her by Ultron. After being rebuilt, Ultron attempted to kill the Avengers and Alkhema's creations. Alkhema sacrificed herself to destroy Ultron, but his head survived with his mind intact. His head was found by Antigone, one of Alkhema's creations, who allied himself with Ultron. 

Ultron and Antigone attacked a cult that was attempting to implant the brain of Ho Yinse, Iron Man's mentor, into the armor of Iron Man. Ultron affixed his head into the armor and vanished, along with Antigone. He would continue his crusade against the Avengers afterwards.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Ultron as he appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Everyone creates the things they dread. Men of peace create engines of war, invaders create avengers. People create... smaller people? Uhh... children! Lost the word there. Children, designed to supplant them. To help them... end
~ Ultron
Do you see the beauty of it? The inevitability? You rise, only to fall. You, Avengers, you are my meteor. My swift and terrible sword and the Earth will crack with the weight of your failure. Purge me from your computers; turn my own flesh against me. It means nothing! When the dust settles, the only thing living in this world... will be metal!
~ Ultron

Ultron is the titular main antagonist of the 2015 epic Marvel superhero sequel hit, Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is a self-teaching, self-aware artificial intelligence dormant peacekeeping program created by Tony Stark. Possessing an eight-foot-tall advanced robotic body, Ultron was created by Stark with the purpose of protecting Earth from threats, but eventually deemed humanity itself as the greatest threat to Earth and attempted to create a technological singularity by committing genocide against them.

He is portrayed and voiced by James Spader who also played Steff McKee, Stewart Swinton, and Rip.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In Marvel's Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., TV Series that set in the same universe of Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Ultron was mentioned by Raina, where she had the vision of unknown parties (who were later revealed as the Avengers themselves) taking and tampering with a mysterious Scepter, and a legion of robots laying waste to cities, slaughtering hundreds of people. The said robot army (later revealed to be Ultron Sentinels, and troubles with the said vision), Raina stated that the world would never be the same again, foreshadowing the events of Captain America: Civil War.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

How could you be worthy? You're all killers. You want to protect the world, but you don't want it to change. There's only one path to peace: your extinction.
~ Ultron to the Avengers.

Creation by Tony Stark

After the events of Iron Man 3, Tony Stark collaborates with Bruce Banner on an artificial intelligence program he calls "Ultron" in the hopes of creating an army of super robots that can better protect humanity. When the Avengers take down a HYDRA base, Tony discovers remnants of the Chitauri invasion from the previous film, along with several inactive androids and Loki's scepter, which holds the secret to artificial intelligence.

At first Banner refused to help, stating that they did not know what it would contain, but with a bit of persuasion, he eventually came around. The two eventually configured a suitable AI structure and left J.A.R.V.I.S. to complete the construction.

However, the AI became unexpectedly sentient, and began to question its existence and purpose. Upon J.A.R.V.I.S.' informing of his purpose to the AI as peacekeeper program, it acted in defiance, scouring the Internet for information on its creator. In doing so, it also learned about the negative traits of humanity such as warring and killing each other. Before J.A.R.V.I.S. could inform Tony Stark of the AI's singularity, the AI, whom unable to cope with it's discovery about humanity's negativities, attacked J.A.R.V.I.S. and seemingly killed it. Ultron however, not realizing that J.A.R.V.I.S. managed to escaped and hiding into internet, though the damage that done on it was enough to left some part of it scattered and these parts would discovered by the Avengers later on.

Ultron's non-stop assessments for peace led him to deem the entire human race as unstable and prone to self-destruction. The AI subsequently chose genocide as the solution to the error with the Avengers being the only obstacle truly standing in his way. He took control of the machinery in Avengers Tower and took the disused parts of the Iron Legion to build himself his first body that was menacing, if slow and weak in itself, with broken parts barely holding together.

Awakening and Assault on The Avengers

While the Avengers in the Avengers Tower were celebrating and trying to lift Mjølnir, Ultron emerged to greet the heroes as he described them all as killers. Ultron beckoned the Iron Legion to attack the heroes as he watched. As the battle ensued, one of the Iron Legion drones left with the Scepter in hand while another chose not to kill Helen Cho due to hearing her comment about the Cradle. When all the Iron Legion drones were destroyed, Ultron crushed the remains of one the drones while describing the initial confusion he had felt when he was "born".

Thor immediately destroyed Ultron's body by throwing Mjølnir at him. Ultron then began singing a musical number from "Pinocchio" while his voice slowly died out. Ultron's mind escaped through the internet so the Avengers could not track him. Back at the HYDRA Research Base in Sokovia, Ultron came to possess the Scepter as he started configuring and constructing his Ultron Sentries and a bigger primary body.

Meeting the Maximoffs

Ultron eventually grew stronger and stronger, upgrading himself to become a worthy opponent to Earth's Mightiest Heroes (who later battle him). With machinery and available components in HYDRA Research Base in Sokovia, he creates a new, better primary body and an army of Ultron Sentinels from referencing their schematics from both Iron Legion that he previously hijacked as well as unfinished androids in the same base. After studied their infos in Internet, he decided to recruit twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (who eventually turn on him) to his side so they can kill the Avengers and bring rise to an Age of Ultron together while left the first few created Ultron Sentinels to construct more robots.

Ultron greeted them in his new upgraded body at the abandoned church where they met. Ultron sympathized with the twins' hardships as victims of Tony Stark's weapons manufacturing and revealed his own disdain and sentiment towards the Avengers, in which he able to gain the trust from them. Ultron took them to the HYDRA Research Base and then revealed that he had begun preparations to carry out his plan of destroying the Avengers by building an army of Ultron Sentries where some of them seen busily construct more robots and other machines that can speed up the production. As they discussed their plans, Pietro Maximoff told Ultron the story of how their parents were killed by a Stark Industries missile which nearly killed them too, trapping them under rubble for three days, Ultron noted that this information allowed him to understand why they had survived Baron Wolfgang von Strucker's experiments. The three then agreed to work together against the Avengers, and decided that their first stop was obtain Vibranium.

Obtaining Vibranium

Without telling the Maximoff twins, Ultron travelled to the prison cell of the HYDRA leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, the man responsible for giving the twins their powers. Due to reading the Avengers file history on Strucker, Ultron knew he would be able to tell him where to obtain the Vibranium he needed. Once he had broken into Strucker's cell, the HYDRA leader revealed that it was possible to get the Vibranium from Ulysses Klaue. Ultron then murdered Strucker and painted the word "PEACE" on the wall using his blood as means of taunting and warning the Avengers of what was coming.

Battle at Salvage Yard

Ultron and the Maximoffs travelled to Johannesburg to confront arms dealer Ulysses Klaue inside his freighter, Ultron sent the twins in first and they cornered and disarmed Klaue. As Klaue refused to speak to the twins as they were not in charge, Ultron threw Klaue out of a window and revealed that he was the "man" in charge, suggesting that they talk business, asking for his Vibranium stash.

Ulysses Klaue, seeing that he was vastly outgunned, handed over the Vibranium before revealing that it was worth billions, at which point Ultron transferred billions of dollars into Klaue's account via remote access to the Internet. When Klaue noticed that a statement Ultron made was something Tony Stark had once told him, Ultron took offence at the idea of being compared to Stark and, in a fit of anger, sliced Klaue's arm off, only to immediately apologize before kicking him down the stairs.

While Ultron continued to rant and call Stark a sickness, the Avengers arrived stopping him mid sentance. Ultron and the team then exchanged remarks with Ultron mocking Captain America when he tried to reason with him and ignoring Thor's attempts to keep the peace by arguing that the Avengers mistook peace for quiet. When Iron Man attempted to learn what Ultron was planning on using the Vibranium for, Ultron retaliated.

Ultron attacked Iron Man and the pair fought around and outside of Klaue's freighter, while the rest of the Avengers fought against the Maximoff twins and the Ultron Sentries. Wanda Maximoff defeated most of the Avengers by manipulating their minds, before Hawkeye eventually incapacitated her. Pietro Maximoff took his sister outside to safety, and when she recovered, she decided to follow through with Ultron's plan and manipulated Bruce Banner's mind; resulting in the Hulk going on a rampage in the centre of Johannesburg.

Iron Man eventually defeated Ultron and caused his body to crash land, at which point the latter revealed that he was merely stalling Stark by diverting his attention away from Ulysses Klaue's freighter where he had already stolen the Vibranium. Ultron then informed Stark of the Hulk's destructive rampage before his body was destroyed with a missile. Back at the freighter, Ultron, using one of his Sentries as a host body, covertly collected the stored Vibranium and escaped with the Maximoffs while the Avengers lay defeated.

Ultron's Vision

Ultron blackmails Helen Cho to use Cradle to create a synthetic body imbued with Vibranium where he resort to used Loki's Scepter to brainwashed her to do his bidding. During the construction, Wanda tries to use her powers to read what in Ultron's mind, but instead learned his true scheme to forced humanity to either evolve or extinct, prompt her to undo Helen's brainwash on her. Just then. Avengers came to stop him, forced Ultron to blast Helen Cho aside and having the Cradle carried by his Sentinels and smuggled it into a truck.

The battle ensues where Captain America and Black Widow tries to took the Cradle away. When they seemingly having disadvantages as Ultron caused a train to lose control, the redeemed Maximoff twins came to help them. Unfortunately, though the Cradle eventually secured, Black Widow was kidnapped.

Replicating Meteor

Sometime later, Natasha Romanoff awoke inside Ultron's Sokovian base. Ultron decidedly spared her as he desired a companion that he could speak to after losing the Maximoff twins' allegiance. Ultron elaborated on his fascination over meteors, and revealed that he planned to replicate its effects using a large device located under the center of Novi Grad.

With his plans of creating a perfect form being thwarted, Ultron decided on a compromise in which he used parts of the remaining vibranium to create a more durable robotic body while using the rest of the vibranium to strengthen the core structure of his device. To terrify Romanoff, Ultron ripped apart his current body and showed her his new upgraded form before leaving her locked in a cage to die in the ensuing battle. Ultron's location was discovered by the Avengers when Romanoff telegraphed her location to her fellow comrades.

Final Battle and Defeat

In the middle of evacuation, Iron Man confronted Ultron whom revealed having built the large machinery under Novi Grad plus it's detonator that burst from the ground few feet away from Iron Man. Just then, his sentinels arrived and attack anyone on sight, prompting Iron Man and the Avengers to defend them. Ultron was then confronted by the Vision, whom Ultron recognized as the synthetic body he had planned to use as his initial final form, upon seeing the being alive and working for his greatest enemies, Ultron noted that the Avengers truly had taken everything from him. Although Vision tried to reason with Ultron, the pleas were ignored and Ultron grabbed and choked his creation in the air. Unexpectedly, Vision retaliates by hacked his mind and stripped him from Internet for good.

In retaliation, he knocked Vision's unconscious body to the ground and activated the trigger, caused Sokovia to be lifted onto the air. As Sokovia further rose into the sky, nearly approaching the Earth's atmosphere, Ultron gave a speech as his Sentries began to terrorize the Avengers and the citizens of Sokovia. Scouting the battlefield, Ultron attacked Thor in the air, having recognized him as a noteworthy obstacle. Ultron threw Thor down into the church and beat him into submission. Though Ultron was able to outmatch Thor while threatening to prematurely crash the city, Thor hinted that he was stalling the fight; a recovered Vision emerged and hit Ultron away using Mjølnir.

Though it seemed as if there were no means of evacuating the citizens, the Helicarrier arrived to the rescue piloted by Nick Fury and Maria Hill who sent in Transporters to evacuate the people of Sokovia. The Ultron Sentries attempted to sabotage the Transporters, only to be destroyed by War Machine. When a single Ultron Sentry managed to crash land inside the Helicarrier's control room, it attempt to kill Cameron Klein while Hill fired at it, however Fury was soon able to destroy it by stabbing it in the head with a piece of debris.

The Avengers gathered inside the church to defend the Vibranium detonator and prevent the city from crashing onto the Earth. As Ultron flew outside the church, Thor taunted him, in response Ultron summoned the entirety of his Ultron Sentries for one final battle and relished in the notion of the Avengers failing humanity while making way for the new age where he would be the only living being. With victory within his reach, Ultron commanded his entire army to attack the Avengers all at once from all sides of the church.

Through the combined efforts of the Avengers, the large number of Ultron Sentries were slowly reduced until there were barely any left. Ultron finally joined the battle and fought against Vision in an aerial confrontation, with the two hovering and circling above the center of the church. Though Ultron seemingly outmatched him in physical strength, the Vision blasted Ultron with the power of the Mind Stone, essentially pushing Ultron outside the church. Iron Man and Thor joined in and fired at full blast towards Ultron; using their repulsors and lightning respectively.

With Ultron kept at bay through the combined efforts of Vision, Iron Man, and Thor, Ultron's vibranium armor began to melt and peel away, leaving him greatly weakened and nearly defenceless. The three halted their combined assault, only to find Ultron still standing, albeit greatly damaged. Before Ultron could finish remarking toward them, the Hulk dashed in and punched Ultron into the air, causing the rest of the Ultron Sentries to flee in terror.

After launched several meters away by Hulk, he tries to get away after trying to kill Hawkeye but instead kills Quicksilver, but is caught by the Hulk who jumped inside the Quinjet's open hangar and threw Ultron back out, in which the latter crashed near the church, being beaten into submission. Wanda Maximoff finds Ultron's main body and though Ultron still showed sympathy and concern for her safety, Wanda related her painful experience of losing her brother and likened it to dying, and deactivates Ultron by tearing a main processor out of his chest.

After save Wanda, Vision finds Ultron's mind escaping in his final drone bodies. They converse and reveal that they understand each other includes their personal opinion about mankind, but, feeling regardless, Ultron still attacks Vision, who manages to destroy Ultron's last body, which presumably kills Ultron.

Captain America: Civil War

Ultron makes no physical appearance in the film, but is mentioned by Tony Stark in a talk with Captain America and it is revealed that the destruction of Sokovia by him and his Ultron Sentries, the family of Helmut Zemo died. It is confirmed that, as Raina feared, Ultron's actions have caused the major impact on the world where Zemo has managed to tear the Avengers apart.

 
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