Scarlet Witch is a force to be reckoned with. While other Marvel characters such as Captain America and Iron Man are considered the heaviest hitters due to their movies, the truth is that Wanda Maximoff is arguably the most powerful being in the Marvel Universe. The number of crazy things Scarlet Witch has done in the comics transcends beyond hero or villain, putting her into a near-god category.
Scarlet Witch often uses her reality-bending abilities to bring order among the chaos. However, many Scarlet Witch plotlines in the comics showcase how dangerous she can be. Then there are the plotlines which she's just crazy in general. Here is a taste of some of craziest, most batsh*t things Scarlet Witch has done in Marvel comics.
She Wiped Out An Entire Population With Three Words—"No More Mutants."
Three simple words changed the entire Marvel Universe. In 2008's House of M story arc, Scarlet Witch simply uttered "no more mutants" and nearly the entire world's population of mutants vanished. Aside from a couple hundred X-folks, all the mutants on Earth were de-powered. It's the first time a genocide occurred without any mass deaths being involved.
She Used Demonic Energy To Give Birth To Twins
Okay, this is gonna be a little messy. Since robots and humans can't bear children the old-fashioned way, Scarlet Witch used magic to conceive her twin boys, Thomas and William, but it turned out that the twins' souls were actually shards of the demon Mephisto. Wanda did give birth to them, but Mephisto absorbed the boys back into his being, leaving her emotionally crushed. Wanda's mentor, Agatha Harkness, removed Wanda's memories of her children from her mind in order to protect her. These events would eventually lead to the chaotic event that nearly ended the Avengers. Also, it turns out that the souls of the two boys were reincarnated into the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed. That's comics, people. Comics.
She Took Out The Phoenix, Which Contained Five Of The Most Powerful Mutants In History
Times were desperate in Avengers vs. X-Men, when the Phoenix Force contained five of the most powerful mutants on the planet. In order to stop the cosmic Phoenix, Scarlet Witch teamed up with the possible savior mutant Hope to take out the unbalanced entity that empowered the already powerful Namor, Magik, Colossus, Emma Frost, and Cyclops. Think of how powerful Wanda must be if she could take out the Phoenix, an entity so powerful that it eradicates entire planets.
She Killed Her Mentor—But Her Mother Helped Bring Her Back To Life
Agatha Harkness was a great friend and mentor to Wanda, teaching her how to control and channel her highly unstable powers. But that relationship couldn't rival the bond Wanda had with her twin sons, whose souls were, unbeknownst to her, actually part of the demon Mephisto. Mephisto eventually abosorbed the boys, leaving Wanda heartbroken. Agatha then wiped every trace of the boys from Wanda's memory to shield her from the grief.
Agatha thought she was just helping a friend, but when Wanda found out what she did in Avengers: Disassembled, she was enraged and killed her longtime teacher. In the solo Scarlet Witch title, Wanda's mother, the original Scarlet Witch, sacrifices her soul to help save witchcraft (which is different than magic) and bring back Agatha Harkness from the dead.