Photo: WandaVision / Disney+

14 Scarlet Witch Fan Theories Chaotic Enough To Be True

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Vote up the fan theories about Scarlet Witch that make the most sense.

The underrated powerhouse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda Maximoff, AKA Scarlet Witch, is one of the strongest comic book characters ever created, let alone to grace the big screen. A part of the MCU since her introduction in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda's been the subject of a number of fan theories since her comic book origin is pretty complex thanks to her background as a mutant and Fox's (now former) ownership of a number of characters and terms pivotal to her story.

With WandaVision gracing Disney+ and her upcoming appearance in Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness, fans are now chomping at the bit with even more theories about their favorite practitioner of chaos and reality-bending magic. This is a collection of those fan theories.

Vote up the fan theories about Scarlet Witch that make the most sense!

Photo: WandaVision / Disney+

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    61 VOTES

    Wanda's Power Boost In 'Endgame' Was An Evolution

    Wanda's Power Boost In 'Endgame' Was An Evolution
    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/insane_ravager:

    It was an Infinity Stone that "gave" Wanda and Pietro their powers or [unlocked] their latent abilities. Whatever [it was], Wanda seemed not so powerful in Infinity War gainst Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight. But [she managed to destroy the Mind Stone and hold off] Thanos during their brief stand-off towards the end in Endgame suggests that her power level has been enhanced manifold. Or to put it in context- her powers have "evolved".

    In some cases for mutants, a certain event triggers a surge in their powers to which some adapt and evolve. Wanda losing her brother, then Vision, and also probably the snap could very well mean such a triggering event. From the look of the fight [in Endgame], she could have single-handedly vanquished the massively powered Thanos. So that might have helped to uncover her potential.

    61 votes
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    46 VOTES

    The Ads In 'WandaVision' Represent Each Of Wanda's Past Traumas

    The Ads In 'WandaVision' Represent Each Of Wanda's Past Traumas
    Photo: WandaVision / Disney+

    From Redditor u/mchch8989:

    THEORY: The beeping of the toaster in Episode 1 is the beeping of the bomb made by Stark Industries that Wanda and Pietro mentioned in Age of Ultron

    From Redditor u/DefectiveShoelace:

    The toaster being made by Stark Industries in the commercial and the repulsor beam sound combined with the sudden ticking.

    Probably meant to be obvious, but Wanda's trauma from having to wait days with her brother to see if that Stark bomb was gonna kill them?

    From Redditor u/Jedi_Pacman:

    Oh sh*t. Baron Von Strucker is the guy who tested on Wanda and Pietro and a Strucker watch commercial

    "He'll make time for you" definitely sounds ominous.

    46 votes
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    Ultron Loved Wanda, Explaining Vision's Affection For Her

    Ultron Loved Wanda, Explaining Vision's Affection For Her
    Photo: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/Lumba:

    We all know Ultron and Vision are AI counterparts. It seems they may also share a love for Wanda Maximoff.

    The film begins with Wanda and Quicksilver helping Ultron in his mission to bring extinction to the Avengers and bring "peace" to the world. When Wanda first turns against Ultron, on the train, there is a genuine loss conveyed in Ultron's voice. "Please, don't do this," he says. It is rather out of character for the villian, actually, who is usually quite cocky and confident.

    Later, he says to Vision, "My vision... they really did take everything from me." He also says "you took away my world," and Vision refers to Ultron as being (emotionally) hurt.

    So of course he views Vision as an opportunity that was stolen from him, but what the hell else does he have to be sad about? Other than a few destroyed robots, Wanda is the other big loss he experienced. Which leads me to believe that he loved Wanda in a way, much in the way that Vision ends up falling in love. It's just that Ultron's unrequited love is destructive and is a factor in his emotional state and decisions at the end of the film.

    Towards the end, there is pretty solid evidence of the odd love. Ultron is nearly defeated, and Wanda approaches him. "Wanda... if you stay here, you'll die." Ultron sincerely wants her to live. Then Wanda rips his freakin' heart out. A physical manifestation of how he already felt.

    39 votes
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    Wanda Will Cope With Loss By Creating Her Own 'Pleasantville '

    From Redditor u/KEM1138:

    I’m kind of thinking that WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2 will be the MCU's take on House of M. Or at least the part where Wanda warps reality because she is so depressed. The Pleasantville setting is what she creates and Vision is the stand in for her kids from the books. Maybe she has done it on her own or is being manipulated by some sort of demon. Hence the shadow on the corner of the [promotional] poster.

    In Doctor Strange 2 we’ll deal with some of the fallout. The movie is called Multiverse of Madness, so maybe Strange is dealing with Wanda’s madness as she messes with realities. By the end of Doctor Strange 2 reality will be “fixed”, but they will have accidentally brought mutants into their reality.

    31 votes
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    Wanda Was Already A Mutant In The MCU

    Wanda Was Already A Mutant In The MCU
    Photo: Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/harryjs_:

    I think they’ll retcon it so that the Mind Stone unlocked her and her brothers abilities instead of giving them the powers, she will learn about this and then try and recreate it on the rest of the Earths population possibly the clip from the WandaVision trailer with her recreating the Mind Stone, therefore creating a set amount of mutants in the MCU which will be discovered throughout the next saga.

    47 votes
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    WandaVision Starts Off In The '50s For A Reason

    WandaVision Starts Off In The '50s For A Reason
    Photo: WandaVision / Disney+

    From Twitter user @deathlyizzy:

    You guys... WandaVision starts in the '50s because [Edwin] Jarvis lived in the '50s, Vision was made from JARVIS, [named after Edwin by Tony] and Wanda was trying to get Vision back.

    39 votes