The episode Emperor Stark was also AWESOME! Despite the new semi-stand alone format of the show, what I like most about this episode is that it takes an older concept like the Gamma World episode, and makes it seem fresh, with a villain problem, character drama, and a really great reintroduction to The Vision.
In Emperor Stark, The Vision
just finished autorepairs 30 days after he turned on Ultron. He wakes up to find that The Avengers
have literally taken over the world, with individual members supervising different continents, and the side heroes such as Luke Cage or the Fantastic Four
having apparently been forgotten or overpowered. With Iron Man building remote controlled armor, he took utter control of major global systems, and only Vision can save the team. Using an avenger's most cherished characteristic, Vison frees half the avengers, as this turns out to be far more than just a bad day for Tony Stark. Zebediah Killgrave AKA The Purple Man
has been behind this all along, using a special satelite to help transmit his Mind Control
powers around the world. It's actually very chilling to think that without Vision, there's a strong chance this would have been a clear case of The Bad Guy Wins
. Try to reach that Loki!
It's perhaps this Fridge Brilliance
that makes this episode really stand out in my mind, as it's probably the closest a villain got to absolute victory in the whole series. Not bad for a one time villain. Yet there's also a ton of really funny moments as well. My favorite is probably the "Right behind you" moment with Captain America, or the moment where Hawkeye tells Vision, "You never say it was easy.
There even is a more meditative moment where Tony laments that he couldn't fight Purple Man's brainwashing. Captain America
, in true hero fashion comforts Tony saying, "I know you believe in the future, but I believe in people, and I choose to believe in you, Iron Man
." Truly a moment between Bash Brothers
Overall, while there are better series moments in the rest of Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes
, this is probably my favorite Filler
episode in the whole of the two seasons.