Wanda Maximoff has been one of the most beloved characters in the MCU in recent years, especially after appearing in Avengers: Endgame and the WandaVision series. However, back in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda suddenly “turns” and becomes the villain Scarlet Witch, who wants to take advantage of the multiverse to be with her two children that never existed. .
The latest movie blockbuster of the MCU has also partly shown the terrifying power of Scarlet Witch, making Strange as well as the secret magicians tremble. She even singlehandedly “handled” the Illuminati of the Earth-838 universe, including many big names like Professor X, Mr. Fantastic or Captain Marvel.
However, compared to the original comic book, the movie version of Scarlet Witch is still somewhat “gentle” and lacks a lot of other superpowers.
One of Wanda’s most useful abilities in the comics is the ability to track and locate anyone, under any circumstances. The sorceress can even “scrying” to recreate the scene around her subject in a flash, no matter how far away.
This superpower has clearly been dropped in the MCU, and Marvel Studios has a reason to do so. Otherwise, Wanda could easily find America Chavez as soon as she arrived on Earth-616, thereby quickly completing her plan without encountering the obstacles of Strange and other mages. In addition, the ability to locate can also help Wanda find White Vision, who disappeared in the ending of WandaVision.
Predicting the future
As a witch, this can be seen as a relatively basic ability of Wanda in the original Marvel comics. She has used it to see through future events, such as the Black Knight’s fate in another reality, or for the purpose of locating her target.
In the movie version, this ability was transformed into another form of magic related to illusions, half real and half dream. For example, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda hypnotized Tony Stark, causing Iron Man to see a very bad scenario – the death of the Avengers. Although it was just an illusion, it had a great impact on Tony’s spirit, and was also part of the cause of the civil war with Captain America. In Infinity War, his fear came true after Thanos successfully performed the infinity snap.
Wanda in the MCU is a master illusionist, allowing her to deceive others with extremely realistic and vivid illusions. In the opening sequence of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda even fooled Strange with a peaceful garden view, making him unwary of her and just so revealing all the secrets related to America Chavez and the multiverse.
In the comics, a form of Wanda’s illusion spell allows herself to become invisible from the perspective of others. This is a pretty basic ability of many Marvel superheroes, typically the Fantastic Four’s Sue Storm. Wanda’s invisibility ability is special in that she can use it on others, something she used to apply to Wonder Man in the original.
We all know the movie version of Wanda can easily fly from one place to another in the blink of an eye. This is very evident in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, when she becomes the Scarlet Witch.
However, in the comics, the sorceress can move even faster thanks to her teleportation ability, which allows her to teleport to faraway locations in a split second, even going through the entire world. universe, similar to America Chavez. In addition, Wanda can also open dimensional portals similar to Strange and other secret magicians. In short, distance was never a big deal for her in the original manga.
Manipulating and controlling gravity is one of the superpowers that Scarlet Witch rarely uses on screen, but appears a lot in the Marvel comics. The sorceress used this ability to adjust the gravity of the Earth, allowing her to easily float in the air and lift anything she wanted. In the MCU, this superpower only stops to a lesser extent, when she used it in the fight with Thanos at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Create weapons from your own energy
In the comics, Wanda can use her magical energy to flexibly create many different weapons for both offensive and defensive purposes, such as swords or shields. This is actually a super power quite familiar to the superhero world of Marvel, used by many characters like Adam Warlock or Wiccan, son of Wanda. Up until now, the MCU version of Wanda has regularly fought by projecting energy and long-range attacks, as well as applying spells directly to his opponents.
In the MCU, Wanda is able to manipulate and warp reality to a certain extent, as shown in the WandaVision series. However, this superpower has much more diverse uses in the original comics, such as causing huge explosions, disabling the superpowers of other characters, replacing the matter of objects. can, even interfere with the timeline and control the events and phenomena happening around them.
In the comics, Wanda is a master of necromancy, a type of magic that allows her to connect, converse, and even revive the dead. In addition, the sorceress can manipulate, summon souls at any time, and sometimes perform complex exorcism rituals.
However, the MCU’s version of Wanda does not possess this ability – a superpower that can help solve many big problems and heal the wounds in her soul, including the death of his brother Pietro Maximoff. Even so, necromancy probably won’t work on Vision or her two children, because they are just man-made products or imaginations.
Not only possessing destructive powers like those shown in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda can also heal and heal herself and others, through life-manipulating spells. learn. This ability allows her to manipulate life at the cellular level and quickly heal even the most severe damage.
In the original, Wanda is known as a Nexus Being – a powerful entity that has the ability to change the flow of time. This concept first appeared in the What If…? #35 (1992), and defined by The Watcher as “super-rare entities, possessing the ability to govern what can happen in both the present and the future” (readers can learn more in this article).
Marvel Studios still has a chance to tap Wanda as Nexus Being, especially through the second season of Loki – the series that brought the concept of Nexus, the multiverse, and the TVA organization to the MCU. This series will officially shoot on June 6 here in London and will most likely be the key to solving the mystery related to Scarlet Witch after what happened in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. .
According to GameRant