Wanda Maximoff

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Character
Name: Wanda Maximoff
Occupation: Superhero
Title/Rank: Scarlet Witch
Location:
Status: Alive
Relationships: Magneto (father), Magda (mother),
Pietro Maximoff (twin brother), Anya (sister), Lorna Dane (half-sister);
Django Maximoff (adoptive father), Marya Maximoff (adoptive mother),
Crystal (sister-in-law),
Luna Maximoff (niece),
Vision (ex-husband),
Thomas and William Maximoff (sons); Tommy Shepherd and Billy Kaplan (reincarnation of sons), Talia Josephine Wagner (AU!Professor W's X-Men daughter),
Simon Williams (love interest), Captain America (love interest/AU husband), Clint Barton (love interest), Kurt Wagner (love interest/AU!Professor W's X-Men husband)
Agatha Harkness (mentor)
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel), Marvel Ultimate Universe, MCU, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men, The Super Hero Squad Show, Iron Man
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Wanda Maximoff also known as Scarlet Witch is from the Marvel Comics.

Canon

Scarlet Witch is a mutant with the ability of probability manipulation (called "hexes"), reality alteration, and Chaos Magic.

Comics

Scarlet Witch first appeared in X-Men #4 in March 1964 as part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. She later joined the Avengers team[1].

Scarlet Witch was desperate to have children that she used her reality warping powers to create twin sons unknowingly[2] - both from scattered fragments of the soul of demon Mephisto[3]. Once they were reabsorbed by him, it destroyed the twins, however because Wanda put so much power in them they ended up destroying Mephisto. It was later revealed that her sons had been reincarnated[4] into Tommy Shepherd (whom shares similar powers to her brother, Pietro) and Billy Kaplan (whom shares similar powers to her).

Wanda has extremely powerful reality warping powers, because of this she was able to create an alternate universe House of M at her brother's wishes, where Magneto had successfully won mutant freedom and has become the ruler of the entire world (due to this and other reasons, it affected all Marvel Characters). Layla Miller unlocks the memories of several heroes to restore reality back to normal. However, once Magneto discovered the truth, disgusted with his son's actions, he beat him. Wishing to punish him for his betrayal, Wanda whispered three words "No More Mutants" - reality was reconstructed back to what it had been before, except that the mutant population had been decimated - only a few hundred were left empowered on the entire planet[5].

X-Men: Evolution

Wanda is voiced by Kelly Sheridan and joins the show in 2nd season[6]. Mystique breaks her out of a institution, where she had been placed there by her father Magneto when she was just a child. This causes Wanda to have great hatred for both her father and her brother. As such, she joins Mystique's Brotherhood to exact her revenge on her father. Knowing this, Magneto has Mastermind rewrite Wanda's memories[7] - where she no memory of an institution and her feelings for her father and brother have changed. She's considered the most powerful Brotherhood member.

Wolverine and the X-Men

Wanda is voiced by Kate Higgins, and is Nightcrawler's love interest but is loyal to her father.

Super Hero Squad Show

Wanda is voiced by Tara Strong, she appears in one episode in Season 1, but later becomes a main character in Season 2 - replacing the Silver Surfer.

MCU

Wanda is played by Elizabeth Olsen in a post-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with her brother and starred in The Avengers 2. She also stars in Captain America: Civil War and joins Steve's side (aka TeamCap).

Other Appearances

Besides above animated series - Wanda has also appeared in Iron Man: The Animated Series and in two episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series. She stars in The Avengers: United They Stand. Wanda cameos in an episode of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Wanda is briefly shown in X-Men: Days of Future Past (which is apart of the X-Men Movieverse), being held by her much older brother with her mother close by. Some believe that this might have been Lorna Dane or some other sibling while Wanda was briefly (unnamed) mentioned in a deleted scene by Pietro's mother thus making them still twins. However, due to Wanda starring in MCU, it's unlikely for her to actually appear onscreen in the X-Men Movieverse until or if something happens to that version (Much like what happened to Pietro).

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Shipping

Some comicsverse pairings include:

In Wolverine and the X-Men, the pairing Nightcrawler/Scarlet Witch is popular.

In X-Men: Evolution, the pairing Toad/Scarlet Witch was popular due to the canon interest Toad showed Wanda.

In the MCU, the pairings Wanda/Pietro and Wanda/Vision are still popular. Wanda/Darcy, Wanda/Natasha, Wanda/Scott Lang, Wanda/Loki, Wanda/Thor, Wanda/Sam, Wanda/Bucky, Wanda/Steve, Wanda/Stephen, and Wanda/Tony has also appeared. Crossing over with X-Men Movieverse is fairly common in fanvids and other fanworks due to comicsverse canon each characters appear in each other's titles, plus that film universe houses her father Magneto and alive version of her brother, so familiar relationships often appear in those fanworks. Wanda/Jean also appears in the crossover.

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References

  1. Avengers (1st series) #16
  2. Vision & Scarlet Witch (2nd series) #3 - pregnancy revealed, Vision & Scarlet Witch (2nd series) #12 - birth of the twins
  3. Avengers West Coast #51-52
  4. Young Avengers #11 (May 2006)
  5. House of M #4, 6-7
  6. X-Men: Evolution Season 2 Episode "The HeX Factor"
  7. X-Men: Evolution Season 3 Episode "The Toad, The Witch And The Wardrobe"