According to Lemi Tell, the 20th Century ruler of Shangra-La, the Vision once was ruler of their realm for centuries. However, this is in direct contradiction to the fact that the Vision did not first appear on Earth until 1940.
In 1940, Tibet was visited by explorer Robert Harrison. Here he was injected with a formula by his guide Singa that transformed Robert into a werewolf before bringing him back to the United States.
Also during this period, Tibet was also visited by Bill Waring who came learn chemistry as part of his training that saw him become the costumed hero known as the Challenger. In 1943, Imperial Japanese forces located the hidden city of Shangra-La in the Himalayas Mountains. There they attempted to steal the Pillow of Life and Death from the ruler of Shangra-La, Lemi Tell. This attempt was thwarted by the Vision.
By December 1950, a sect of pacifist monks led by the Great Llama were worshiped by a great number of the population of Tibet. As the Cold War progressed, the Chinese government sent an agent to assassinate and pose as the Great Llama in order to convince the Tibetan people to go to war against western countries, and the United States in particular. Unaware of this plot, the Secret Service sent their agent Kent Blake to investigate the Llama's sudden change in policy. Blake, exposed and eliminated the impostor, leaving the real Llama's brother to take his place and restore peace to the region.
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