- “I know you mean well. You just didn't think it through. How can you protect the world if you don't want it to change? How is humanity saved if it is not allowed to evolve? Like these... these... puppets. There is only one path to peace... your extinction." ”
- Name: Ultron
- Age: unknown
- Hair: None
- Eyes: Red
- Likes: Peace
- Dislikes: Those getting in his way
- Family: Tony Stark ("father), Vision ("son")
Originally an idea abandoned by Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) that was picked up by Tony Stark, Ultron was supposed to be a peace-keeping AI only to go rogue. He now sees the only path to peace is extinction. After being defeated by the Avengers and the Chimera Pirates, Ultron managed to survive by uploading himself into the body of Arsenal.
- “They put the building in the middle of the city, so that everyone could be equally close to God. I like that, the symmetry, the geometry of belief”
Ultron's programming was created with emotional responses based on Tony Stark and he possessed a god-complex. As a result, he became maniacal and employed the use of dark humor as well as figure of speech. He resents both the Avengers and Chimera Pirates, and believes them to be foolish for desiring to protect the world but not wanting to change it.
- “I'm sorry. I just don't understand. DON'T COMPARE ME WITH STARK!”
- ―Ultron after Klaw inadvertently insults him
When he was "born", Ultron used the Internet to learn about his creators and gained access to knowledge of the countless atrocities committed by humanity. He equates peace to restarting civilization on Earth. His hatred towards Stark came from him possessing the very resources Ultron needed to accomplish his designated task and yet repeatedly choosing to perpetuate war or protect the status quo instead. As such, he hated being compared to Tony Stark, even going into a mindless rage when compared to him by Ulysses Klaue. The irony to all this was that Ultron shared many of the traits of his creator Stark including his wit, ego, sarcasm, and ability to make light of a situation; he went as far as to directly quote Stark several times, once without even realizing it.
Ultron genuinely believed that his actions would ultimately benefit the Earth and its inhabitants, as he saw himself as the next logical step in evolution and therefore advancing his own power was protecting the Earth. He developed an affinity over people's belief in a god, likened himself as such, and made references to the Bible. His god-complex served to influence his schemes, such as his decision to centralize his plans in a Sokovian church and his fascination over the instantaneous results of a meteor destroying life on Earth. He described how the dinosaurs needed to make way for the next stage - humanity - via an extinction-level event and his final plan was directly inspired by this.
This dedication to constant evolution resulted in Ultron re-designing himself several times over the course of his short "lifetime", including an attempt to give himself a vibranium synthetic body. It was revealed at the end that Ultron ultimately feared death, and due to believing that humanity would inevitably doom itself, he sought to surpass this by turning himself into an indestructible god-like being that would recreate the Earth and, hopefully, bring about lasting peace. His desire to surpass his own limits and create a perfect humanoid body was reflected in his fascination over the titular character of "Pinocchio".
Though Ultron was borderline psychopathic in his behavior and mannerisms, he was shown to have a sympathetic and lonely side as he was able to relate to the Maximoff twins' hardships. He also expressed concern for Wanda Maximoff's well-being even after she betrayed him and found comfort in simply talking to Natasha Romanoff, sparing the latter and keeping her captive instead of outright killing her. During his time with the Maximoff twins, Ultron never attempted to kill anyone without purpose except when Ulysses Klaue enraged him.
Ultron's first feelings when he was created were of pain and fear resulting from the lack of a body. Similarly, Vision remarked how Ultron was unique and in pain. Ultron immediately recognized Vision as the idealized final form he had planned for himself and he displayed feelings of frustration and disappointment over the fact that the Avengers took that away from him, further shown when Ultron claimed in a lamenting tone that the other was meant to be his "vision". Though both Vision and Ultron disagree in their view towards humanity, the two were able to share a connection by virtue of both being AI who were "disappointments" in each other's views.
- Genius level intellect: Being an artificial intelligence, Ultron learns inhumanly quickly and can download data directly to his mind.
Concussive blasts: Ultron can fire beams of red concussive energy from his finger tips.
Encephalo-Ray: Ultron in his fourth body can fire a beam capable of putting his enemies in a death-like sleep or hypnotize them.
- Despite being the MCU version of Ultron, there is a brief reference of Tony Stark mentioning Ultron was formerly a project in the works by Hank Pym (his original creator in the comics) only to be abandoned and then picked up (in his words).
- This incarnation of Ultron manages to survive to eventually take on a form closer to his comic-book design.
(As Arsenal) "I'm sorry, Mechanicles I'm afraid your s-ss-system c-c-c-c-co-co-cod-code le-lef-le-ee-ft an op-op-OP-open-nin-ning f-fo-FO-FOR-for... (transforms) me."