Yesterday I decided to watch all of WandaVision. It took me two days to finish it but I did this morning, coming away from the series with rekindled excitement for her role in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But what I didn’t notice the last time I watched the series as a whole roughly two months ago was how clearly the writers depict Wanda as the hidden antagonist of the series.
Watching this show with the knowledge that the Westview-sitcom reality was all created by Wanda allows the viewers to see how Wanda is constantly manipulating everything and when things don’t go her way, she simply rewrites history.
It gets to the point where even Vision is not only angry at Wanda for having an entire town hostage for her own perfect imaginary eutopia but he is most of all terrified that his wife would do such a thing and not seem to mind.
I know it’s hard to stomach, but Agatha is ultimately the hero of the series. If it wasn’t for her butting in and making Wanda snap out of her self-induced amnesia Westview’s citizens would’ve been held under Wanda’s influence forever. Of course, we know that Agatha’s intentions are bad and so it looks like she’s the villain at the end of the story but honestly, Marvel Studios has already clearly begun to spin Wanda’s story toward the dark side.
I love it though. Wanda’s most likely going to be the primary antagonist of Phase 4 (“It is your destiny to destroy the world,” says Agatha Harkness to Wanda during a pivotal moment in the WandaVision finale) unless Kang the Conqueror becomes the ultimate baddie for this phase. And now we’re getting Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, a slightly villainous gangster boss who doesn’t mind killing to get what she wants or to retain her power.
Phase 4 is finally giving us compelling female villains and I love it!
This was just an observation I noticed while watching WandaVision that I wanted to share. Do you think Wanda will be the main villain of Phase 4? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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2 thoughts on “Reevaluating ‘WandaVision’: Wanda Was The Villain All Along”
I’m not sure Wanda will be the main villain in phase four, but I do see her as a villain in the series, a kind of accidental evil. She didn’t mean to destroy everything at first, but she also didn’t stop herself from continuously doing it.
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