|Base of Operations||Helicarrier|
|Eyes||Yellow (formerly Brown)|
|Hair||Bald (formerly Brown)|
|Skin||Red/Green/Yellow (formerly Caucasian)|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- I always dreamed of being a real superhero. I always wanted to be just like Captain America. I wanted to save lives. S.H.I.E.L.D. helped me reach this goal, but now that I'm the Vision, my dream has finally come true.
- Phil Coulson
Phil hardly ever talks about his past. When he does, he is vague. He never gives out too many details, but he loves to keep people guessing, sometimes throwing in lies just to keep them on their toes. Some of the only true facts he has hinted at is the fact that he has a twin brother, he had a low GPA in High School, and he used to have a drug addiction, which seems to haunt him to a great extent.
When Phil first started out working as an espionage agent for the CIA, he started using the Mutant Growth Hormone, Banshee. Since he wasn't a mutant, it had a much different affect on him. It was nearly the equivalent of the Super-Soldier serum. When one of his fellow agents found out, he killed them before they could report him. He was terrified at what he had done, so he disposed of the rest of his Banshee and faked his own death.
Phil adopted the fake name of Barry Jordan, and he began staying in a rundown beach house in California. He really let himself go, growing a beard and gaining a beer gut. He made himself sad, but it beat going to jail for drug use and murder. He constantly beat himself up, making himself seem like a criminal. Eventually, he started thinking that maybe it was time to start thinking about taking responsibility for his crimes.