golden vision

This is not well known, but the Vision is actually a legacy character, like the Human Torch. There was a 1940s Timely character known as Aarkus the Vision, a cold-blooded and kind of creepy alien from another dimension who could teleport through smoke.

Originally, writer Roy Thomas wanted to revive the 1940s Vision in Avengers, until editor Stan Lee told him to add an android member to the Avengers.