Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to an end with Spider-Man: Far from Home and Phase 4 is approaching. Phase 4 will bring a whole new journey of storytelling to these characters. One of the fascinating trends of the first three phases was seeing villainous characters end up becoming allies of the heroes. Loki, Nebula, and Ghost were examples of this trend and it was so much fun to watch. What if this time around we get another trend; the heroes turning bad.
Wanda Maximoff started as a villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron but soon became an ally of The Avengers; hence becoming an Avenger. We saw her side with Captain America against Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, we saw her fall in love with Vision and have to kill him just as quickly in order to save the universe from Thanos, and we saw her come back from the dead and fight Thanos in an epic one-on-one moment that left me pumping my fist in the air with joy.
But now what? Where will her story take her in future movies?
In one comic, Scarlet Witch turned evil after learning that her children were real and were only shards of Vision’s soul after a spell was created for them to conceive children. When she learned this horrible truth she went mad and went on a terrible rampage that would end up costing the lives of Vision, who she was angry at for not telling the truth, Hawkeye, and many other mutants who she nearly decimated in her untamable rage. Doctor Strange tried to stop but he couldn’t.
She ended up going away for a while only to be found later with amnesia and engaged to Doctor Doom. (Yeah…she definitely lost it.)
Of course, things probably wouldn’t play out like this in the MCU but what if threads of this storyline were being created right now and we didn’t know it?
What if the WandaVision series can plant seeds of her eventual evolution into a fulltime villain? Wanda’s conclusion at the end of Endgame is a sad reality, for she’s lost two people that she loves in the last few years, her brother Pietro and her boyfriend, Vision. If you’ve noticed she hasn’t gotten her official superhero title yet; Scarlet Witch?
What if that becomes her new title after she starts having villainous tendencies? Like Harvey Dent started being nicknamed Two-Face before he eventually adopted the title after he went mad.
Of course, she was a villain and she went good. Would she really become the bad guy again after being a hero for so long? I don’t know. Jean Grey becomes Phoenix after being consumed by a destructive cosmic being which is, of course, a different storyline than Scarlet Witch’s but what if Wanda was corrupted by some incredible force or a spell that made her evil? It’s very possible.
What do you think? Would you like to see Wanda Maximoff become a villain in the future? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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