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[[quoteright:273:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scarletwitchuncanny2_4899.jpg]] ->''My mutant ability is to create [[OrderVersusChaos chaos]]. To [[WindsOfDestinyChange make the improbable a certainty]]. Sometimes all of this negative energy ends my head spinning too. Sometimes I feel as if I can [[BlessedWithSuck do nothing but perpetuate the unnatural]]. But [[ThePowerOfFriendship the Avengers are there]] to keep me grounded. To bring [[OrderVersusChaos order]] into my life.'' -->-- '''Wanda Maximoff, ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers]]''''' Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/XMen. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]]. Initially, she had a mutant power: "probability manipulation," which was basically her pointing in some direction, and random events would happen. "Witch" was just a fancy name. In time, she began to study actual magic with Agatha Harkness, a real witch, and began to earn her name. During Kurt Busiek's run, she learned that her probability manipulation was fueled by "chaos magic" and learned to tap more deeply into the magic, establishing herself as one of the most powerful Avengers. Wanda fell in love with and married TheVision, the Avengers' RidiculouslyHumanRobot, but the marriage was troubled when she became pregnant. Wanda had used her powers to conceive with the android, and give birth to twin sons, only to later find out that she had drawn on the demon Mephisto's magic, who proceeded to erase their existence. The time-traveling villain Immortus claimed he had [[GambitRoulette set up all these events]], including her marriage to Vision, with the goal of driving Wanda insane, since she was the [[CosmicKeystone "living anchor of reality"]] of her universe. He intended to use her to [[RealityWarper reshape reality to his will]], but the Avengers stopped him. She then [[LaserGuidedAmnesia suppressed her memory]] of her children, and it seemed she could move on (even though she had to break up with Vision afterwards). Alas, it wasn't meant to be. While discussing just how complicated having kids would be for a superhero, Janet[=/=]the Wasp slipped up and briefly mentioned Wanda's "kids" to her, leading Wanda to discover the truth and consequently suffer a breakdown. Thus began the arc of ''Avengers Disassembled'', where Wanda lost control of her powers and unconsciously killed off several Avengers, including Vision and Hawkeye, without being physically present -- she spent most of the arc being kept company by illusions of her children until the Avengers came to confront her. She was eventually disabled by Comicbook/DoctorStrange, only for Magneto to come and take her to Genosha to atone for his neglect. Her rampage destroyed the Avengers, since they couldn't go on after to the damage she had caused. CaptainAmerica and IronMan founded the New Avengers and were about to move on, until... Tensions arose between Magneto and Professor X in Genosha, because Xavier refused to help Wanda as she attempted to bring her husband back to life. In the end, Magneto retreated further and Xavier called in the ComicBook/XMen to decide on Wanda's fate; they agreed to kill her. Pietro overheard this news and in horror pleaded with Wanda to take immediate action. Pietro convinced his sister, whose powers had inexplicably grown to near-[[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]], to rewrite reality so Mutants became the dominant species, and Wanda had a human body in which she could have her sons. This was ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' (check the main article for the details of what happened). At the climax of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', Magneto nearly killed Quicksilver, driving Wanda into total insanity; in her rage, she uttered the [[{{Meme}} immortal words]]: '''"No more mutants"''', and reverted the world back to normal, depowering 90% of all mutants in the process. Subsequently, she lost her memories and powers and retreated to a secluded life on Wundagore. Clint Barton, now revived, paid her a visit and eventually decided that she was better off not knowing what she had done. In the 2011 ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', Magneto teamed up with [[YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to find Wanda and get some answers. She was discovered living with Doctor Doom as his engaged bride, with no memory of her past. After an intervention by Iron Lad, Wanda and the Young Avengers were transported into the past, and a chance encounter with the Dread Jack of Hearts reawakened her memory. Declaring "More mutants," she touched the depowered mutant Rictor and restored his abilities. But the ComicBook/XMen came calling... as did the Avengers. In the end, it turned out that Wanda's omnipotence and insanity were caused by a cosmic power source that Doom helped her absorb, and that everything was a ploy for Doom to steal the power for himself. Eventually both teams banded together to defeat Doom and cripple him, but the power was released back where it came from, leaving Wanda unable to break the spell that depowered mutants. The ComicBook/XMen decided to not kill her and instead let her live as a method to pay for her crimes. In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', Wanda initially chose to sit out the war between the two groups after being turned away at Avengers Mansion by Vision. After having a premonition that the Phoenix Force would destroy the Avengers, she returned to save her ex-teammates, and eventually teamed up with the "Mutant Messiah," Hope, to help disperse the Phoenix and break the spell that prevented new mutants from being born. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica offered her a spot in the Avengers once more, and she can currently be seen in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''. Scarlet Witch will enter the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron'' portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen. [[AC:{{Comics}}]] * ''Vision and the Scarlet Witch'' Vol. 1 (1982) * ''Vision and the Scarlet Witch'' Vol. 2 (1986) * ''Scarlet Witch'' (1994) * ''Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch'' (2007) * ''Avengers Origins: The Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver'' (2012) [[AC:{{Film}}]] * ''[[Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron The Avengers: Age of Ultron]]'' [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''[[VideoGame/XMenLegends X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse]]'' * ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes'' * ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' * ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' * ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' * ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' * ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' ---- !!Tropes associated with the Scarlet Witch: * AbortedArc: JohnByrne quit ''West Coast Avengers'' in the middle of an arc where Wanda had turned evil and was teaming up with her father to help mutants take over the world. The new writers quickly wrapped up as much of the arc as they could and ignored the rest. * ActuallyADoombot: In the Children's Crusade mini, it was revealed that the Wanda living on Wundagore Mountain after ''House of M'' was a duplicate. ** {{Hawkeye}} [[{{Squick}} slept with the amnesiac Wanda he met in Transia]] and then left without telling her who she was, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny in ''The Children's Crusade'': -->'''Hawkeye:''' You found her in Transia? -->'''Billy:''' No, the Wanda we found in Transia turned out to be a Doombot. -->'''Hawkeye:''' ''[[BigWhat What?!]]'' * TheApprentice: To Agatha Harkness * BadassBoast: Creator/GeoffJohns gave her a good one in a story where her chaos-based powers allowed her to fuse two cosmic entities, Order and Chaos, into one: -->'''Wanda:''' You think your power means anything to me? I work in chaos as others work in clay. I weave together the improbable and the unnatural. I '''control''' chaos. So '''I''' can control '''you'''. * BadPowersGoodPeople: The source of her chaos magic is a GodOfEvil, but she mostly uses it for good. * BarrierMaiden: Several villains have described her as a "nexus being" who can be used to channel any source of magical energy. ** In "The Morgan Conquest," Morgan Le Fey uses Wanda's body to bridge the gap between two incompatible magical sources, allowing Morgan to become twice as powerful and TakeOverTheWorld. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The whole point behind her surprise role in ''Avengers Disassembled'', where Wanda, traditionally the nicest person on the team, turns out to be the one who went AxCrazy and destroyed the Avengers on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. ** Even when she's in her right mind, she can get pretty scary when someone hurts her friends or husband. In ''UltronUnlimited'', half a page is devoted to the shocked reactions of her teammates as they see what Wanda does to one of the villains. * BreakTheCutie: Taken UpToEleven. Just...see above. * BrotherSisterIncest: Wanda's relationships with her brother Pietro sometimes look a little 'too close'. In UltimateMarvel Universe they are outright stated to be lovers. * CapeSnag: She has a pair of cases at the West Coast, and tried a new costume without cape. It didn't stick. * TheChosenOne: "Nights of Wundagore" reveals that the GodOfEvil Chthon chose her at birth to receive his magical abilities, in an attempt to create the perfect vessel who would combine the powers of science (her natural mutant power) and sorcery. After her power matures, Chthon [[DemonicPossession takes over her body]] and tries to use her to TakeOverTheWorld. * ClonesArePeopleToo: Sort of. Have you ever seen a LoveTriangle made of a woman and 2 male clones? Well, you have the love triangle of the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, and the robot The Vision. A robot whose brain patterns are a copy of those of Wonder Man. They do not look alike, and had different lives since Ultron first made the Vision in the 70s, but still... * DemonicPossession: By Ch'ton * DiabolusExMachina: Both ''Avengers Disassembled'' and ''House of M'' depend on Wanda developing [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands powers she never had before]] and being able to use them with accuracy she never has as a good guy. * FakeBrit: In the second XMenLegends game, she was voiced by Jennifer Hale with a British accent. Never mind that Wanda isn't even British. * FantasticRacism: Experiences this both for her status as a mutant and her mixed marriage to the Vision. * GenerationXerox: In the YoungAvengers, Stature falls in love with Iron Lad, a kid from the XXX century. Who rebuilds the Vision, using his own brain patterns on him. And then he returned to his own time, leaving the Vision behind, who begins a love relation with Stature. Sounds familiar? It should. See "Clones are people, too". * HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: She's gone from evil to good to mad to... ** ...good again, at least for now. * HotWitch: Mutant powers? Magic? Mutant powers that let her ''tap into'' magic? No matter which, she qualifies. * TheKlutz: When introduced, she would frequently cast hexes by accident, destroying things in the process. * LadyOfBlackMagic * LukeIAmYourFather: With Magneto. ** She and Pietro had a similar revelation with the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero [[HaveAGayOldTime The Whizzer]], who was revealed to be their real father along with the Golden Age heroine Miss America. Later writers didn't like this origin and decided to {{Retcon}} Magneto into being their father instead. * [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Mutant Dictator's Beautiful Daughter]] * MsFanservice: Becomes this whenever [[Creator/GeorgePerez George Pérez]] is drawing ''The Avengers''. In 1998 he replaced her original costume with a {{Stripperific}} UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}-influenced outfit, which was replaced with a more practical superhero costume soon after he left the book. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Quicksilver's attitude over her the first years. Turned into a [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Sister]] when she told him about her relation with the Vision. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the end of "Ultron Unlimited". All the battle-weary Avengers were counting on her to use her powers to break Ultron's body... but she was badly hurt, could not concentrate, and made Ultron more powerful than ever instead. If TheCavalry did not arrive to save the day... * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Her powers were never really defined beyond being "unpredictable," so DependingOnTheWriter her hexes can do just about anything. * TheOmnipotent: Suddenly became this in ''House of M'', though no attempt was made to [[AssPull explain why this happened]]. In [[AuthorsSavingThrow ''The Children's Crusade'']] it's finally explained that she absorbed a Dark Phoenix-like [[RealityWarper reality warping]] power source that possessed her. * OppositesAttract: In Creator/GeoffJohns' run on ''The Avengers'', he had Wanda hint at this being the reason why she and Vision are right for each other: -->'''Chaos:''' Why should a being like you, a witch who works in chaos, care for this thing of perfect order? -->'''Wanda:''' Because '''chaos''' and '''order''' belong together. ** In ''Avengers vs. X-Men'' she bonds with Hope, who was created by the Phoenix Force to oppose her. * PowerCreepPowerSeep: When she started out, she had only the power to create "hexes," which would cause bad things to happen. In ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' she briefly became a RealityWarper almost on par with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]. ** In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', her powers are somehow connected to the Phoenix and thus increase dramatically once the Phoenix comes to Earth. * PoweredByAForsakenChild: Several {{Big Bad}}s, such as [[ManipulativeBastard Immortus]] and [[WickedWitch Morgan Le Fay]], used her as their power source. ** The origin of her powers is a combination of her natural mutant abilities and being infused with a portion of the powers of Chthon, an immensely powerful [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonic entity]], who intended to use her as his host. And still does. * PunchClockVillain: She and Pietro were only in Magneto's Brotherhood because he saved their lives and demanded that they join him as payment; they refused to kill anyone, used their powers against Magneto to stop him from killing, and [[HeelFaceTurn joined the Avengers]] as soon as they were free of him. * PutOnABus: After ''House of M'', she disappeared from the comics for six years, with writers forbidden to use her except in flashbacks or alternate universes. TheBusCameBack in ''Children's Crusade'' and ''Avengers vs. X-Men''. * RealityWarper: Her probability manipulation could be regarded as a minor form of reality warping. Crossover event AvengersDisassembled cranked her up to full RealityWarper. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: JohnByrne theorized this about her power to alter probabilities: if she can do that, he argued, that means she must be altering time retroactively, changing all the events that go into making something improbable. In his AbortedArc on ''West Coast Avengers'', Byrne used this theory to briefly turn her into a RealityWarper for the first time. * RetCon: Bendis became guilty of this in AvengersDisassembled. Prior to this, Wanda had ''always'' remembered her children and was completely fine; it was only this story that said she had forgotten about them, and turned her into a psycho. (And ''before'' that, JohnByrne retconned Wanda's children as being pieces of a Supervillain's soul via Mephisto, and this caused her to go crazy the first time.) * {{Robosexual}}: She even married TheVision. And as of ''[[Comicbook/{{AvengersVsX-Men}} Avengers Vs X-Men]]'', it's shown that she still loves him. * UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: She and Pietro were adopted by a Gypsy shaman and his wife, whom she considers their "real" parents even after [[LukeIAmYourFather Magneto was revealed to be their biological father]]. * ScarletFever * [[HesBack She's Back]]: The formation of Mighty Avengers teased this, but it was really Loki in disguise. Played straight in Children's Crusade #6 -- Wanda's alive, repowered, and back to her old self. Which arguably makes things ''even more complicated.'' ** At the end of the ''Children's Crusade'', seems like it's going to be permanent. * SquishyWizard: She's mostly useless in a fight without her powers. ** Subverted in "Nights of Wundagore" when, up against an opponent whose magic is stronger than hers, she punches him in the face and [[DisneyVillainDeath knocks him off a cliff]]. * ThePowerOfLove: More than mere magic, it's what allowed Wanda to bring Wonder Man back from the dead. * {{Tomboy}}: Hard to imagine nowadays, but the Scarlet Witch was a bit tomboy back in the 1970s. Even Hawkeye once defined her as a "[[WinstonChurchill Churchill]] with skirts" * TookALevelInBadass: When she tapped into chaos magic, at the begining of Kurt Busiek's run. She grew from being mere FetishFuel, the girl in the swimsuit that makes tricks, into being arguably the most powerful Avenger (but not as far as with reality warping yet). In fact, several battles had the other Avengers gaining time until she could concentrate and defeat the monster with her magic. ** In TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks she took an earlier level in badass under writer Steve Englehart, who made her more assertive and aggressive and had her study real witchcraft with Agatha Harkness, learning to do things like animate inanimate objects and call meteors down from the sky. ** In {{JLA-Avengers}}, the higher levels of magic in the DC universe make Wanda so powerful that she's able to subdue the entire Justice League with one hex. * TooPowerfulToLive: In ''House of M'' and ''Children's Crusade'', several characters try to kill her to prevent her new [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers from destroying the world. ** Also too powerful to procreate: In ''Avengers Forever'', a Space Phantom explains that Immortus tried to prevent Wanda from having children because her biological children would be powerful enough to TakeOverTheWorld. * TraumaCongaLine: Creator/JohnByrne wrote and drew ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers West Coast Avengers]]'' for a little over a year, and spent most of the time putting her through one of these. First the Vision was dismantled and his personality erased, effectively ending her marriage. Then she was kidnapped by a secret society trying to use her to create a race of super-mutants. Then her children were revealed to be made from pieces of the devil's soul and erased from existence. Then her memories were erased, she was driven into a catatonic state, and she temporarily went insane, all part of a plot by [[TheChessmaster Immortus]] to ruin her life and drive her mad. * TraumaInducedAmnesia: The explanation for why she forgot she had children. * TrulySingleParent: Unable to procreate with the Vision, she impregnated herself by tapping into the power of a village of witches and impregnating herself with children who were equally hers and her husband's. [[ContinuitySnarl Or so it was in the beginning]]. * UnwantedHarem: Being the only female in Magneto's earliest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil and the only female Avenger for a while probably caused a lot of it. * WeddingsForEveryone: Mantis and the Swordsman got married at the end of ComicBook/TheCelestialMadonnaSaga; and as they were at it, why not get the Vision and the Scarlet Witch married too? What a pity that Pietro is not there, he will miss the wedding... but hey, '''''he''''' made a [[IHaveNoSon I have no sister]] scene about her love for the Vision, and he did not invite her to his wedding with Crystal, so he deserves being left out. * WindsOfDestinyChange: TropeNamer. Her power is usually described in the comics as the power to alter probabilities, changing the odds of something happening (spontaneous combustion, entropy, changes in weather) from very unlikely to a dead certainty. * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The "Darker than Scarlet" arc in ''West Coast Avengers'' and the later ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' storyline. * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She undergoes a fluctuating life where the good (a family with The Avengers, marriage to her One True Wuv, having her longed-for kids) is outweighed by the bad (her father is a supervillain, her husband gets mindwiped and divorces her, her kids aren't real), along with a number of possessions, kidnappings, and multiple forced amnesia inflicted by her most trusted friends. Then she rewrites the universe. Then she does it AGAIN. ---- <<|ComicBooks|>>
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[[quoteright:273:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scarletwitchuncanny2_4899.jpg]] ->''My mutant ability is to create [[OrderVersusChaos chaos]]. To [[WindsOfDestinyChange make the improbable a certainty]]. Sometimes all of this negative energy ends my head spinning too. Sometimes I feel as if I can [[BlessedWithSuck do nothing but perpetuate the unnatural]]. But [[ThePowerOfFriendship the Avengers are there]] to keep me grounded. To bring [[OrderVersusChaos order]] into my life.'' -->-- '''Wanda Maximoff, ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Avengers]]''''' Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/XMen. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]]. Initially, she had a mutant power: "probability manipulation," which was basically her pointing in some direction, and random events would happen. "Witch" was just a fancy name. In time, she began to study actual magic with Agatha Harkness, a real witch, and began to earn her name. During Kurt Busiek's run, she learned that her probability manipulation was fueled by "chaos magic" and learned to tap more deeply into the magic, establishing herself as one of the most powerful Avengers. Wanda fell in love with and married TheVision, the Avengers' RidiculouslyHumanRobot, but the marriage was troubled when she became pregnant. Wanda had used her powers to conceive with the android, and give birth to twin sons, only to later find out that she had drawn on the demon Mephisto's magic, who proceeded to erase their existence. The time-traveling villain Immortus claimed he had [[GambitRoulette set up all these events]], including her marriage to Vision, with the goal of driving Wanda insane, since she was the [[CosmicKeystone "living anchor of reality"]] of her universe. He intended to use her to [[RealityWarper reshape reality to his will]], but the Avengers stopped him. She then [[LaserGuidedAmnesia suppressed her memory]] of her children, and it seemed she could move on (even though she had to break up with Vision afterwards). Alas, it wasn't meant to be. While discussing just how complicated having kids would be for a superhero, Janet[=/=]the Wasp slipped up and briefly mentioned Wanda's "kids" to her, leading Wanda to discover the truth and consequently suffer a breakdown. Thus began the arc of ''Avengers Disassembled'', where Wanda lost control of her powers and unconsciously killed off several Avengers, including Vision and Hawkeye, without being physically present -- she spent most of the arc being kept company by illusions of her children until the Avengers came to confront her. She was eventually disabled by Comicbook/DoctorStrange, only for Magneto to come and take her to Genosha to atone for his neglect. Her rampage destroyed the Avengers, since they couldn't go on after to the damage she had caused. CaptainAmerica and IronMan founded the New Avengers and were about to move on, until... Tensions arose between Magneto and Professor X in Genosha, because Xavier refused to help Wanda as she attempted to bring her husband back to life. In the end, Magneto retreated further and Xavier called in the ComicBook/XMen to decide on Wanda's fate; they agreed to kill her. Pietro overheard this news and in horror pleaded with Wanda to take immediate action. Pietro convinced his sister, whose powers had inexplicably grown to near-[[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]], to rewrite reality so Mutants became the dominant species, and Wanda had a human body in which she could have her sons. This was ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' (check the main article for the details of what happened). At the climax of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', Magneto nearly killed Quicksilver, driving Wanda into total insanity; in her rage, she uttered the [[{{Meme}} immortal words]]: '''"No more mutants"''', and reverted the world back to normal, depowering 90% of all mutants in the process. Subsequently, she lost her memories and powers and retreated to a secluded life on Wundagore. Clint Barton, now revived, paid her a visit and eventually decided that she was better off not knowing what she had done. In the 2011 ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', Magneto teamed up with [[YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to find Wanda and get some answers. She was discovered living with Doctor Doom as his engaged bride, with no memory of her past. After an intervention by Iron Lad, Wanda and the Young Avengers were transported into the past, and a chance encounter with the Dread Jack of Hearts reawakened her memory. Declaring "More mutants," she touched the depowered mutant Rictor and restored his abilities. But the ComicBook/XMen came calling... as did the Avengers. In the end, it turned out that Wanda's omnipotence and insanity were caused by a cosmic power source that Doom helped her absorb, and that everything was a ploy for Doom to steal the power for himself. Eventually both teams banded together to defeat Doom and cripple him, but the power was released back where it came from, leaving Wanda unable to break the spell that depowered mutants. The ComicBook/XMen decided to not kill her and instead let her live as a method to pay for her crimes. In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', Wanda initially chose to sit out the war between the two groups after being turned away at Avengers Mansion by Vision. After having a premonition that the Phoenix Force would destroy the Avengers, she returned to save her ex-teammates, and eventually teamed up with the "Mutant Messiah," Hope, to help disperse the Phoenix and break the spell that prevented new mutants from being born. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica offered her a spot in the Avengers once more, and she can currently be seen in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''. Scarlet Witch will enter the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron'' portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen. [[AC:{{Comics}}]] * ''Vision and the Scarlet Witch'' Vol. 1 (1982) * ''Vision and the Scarlet Witch'' Vol. 2 (1986) * ''Scarlet Witch'' (1994) * ''Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch'' (2007) * ''Avengers Origins: The Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver'' (2012) [[AC:{{Film}}]] * ''[[Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron The Avengers: Age of Ultron]]'' [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''[[VideoGame/XMenLegends X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse]]'' * ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes'' * ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' * ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' * ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' * ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' * ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' ---- !!Tropes associated with the Scarlet Witch: * AbortedArc: JohnByrne quit ''West Coast Avengers'' in the middle of an arc where Wanda had turned evil and was teaming up with her father to help mutants take over the world. The new writers quickly wrapped up as much of the arc as they could and ignored the rest. * ActuallyADoombot: In the Children's Crusade mini, it was revealed that the Wanda living on Wundagore Mountain after ''House of M'' was a duplicate. ** {{Hawkeye}} [[{{Squick}} slept with the amnesiac Wanda he met in Transia]] and then left without telling her who she was, leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny in ''The Children's Crusade'': -->'''Hawkeye:''' You found her in Transia? -->'''Billy:''' No, the Wanda we found in Transia turned out to be a Doombot. -->'''Hawkeye:''' ''[[BigWhat What?!]]'' * TheApprentice: To Agatha Harkness * BadassBoast: Creator/GeoffJohns gave her a good one in a story where her chaos-based powers allowed her to fuse two cosmic entities, Order and Chaos, into one: -->'''Wanda:''' You think your power means anything to me? I work in chaos as others work in clay. I weave together the improbable and the unnatural. I '''control''' chaos. So '''I''' can control '''you'''. * BadPowersGoodPeople: The source of her chaos magic is a GodOfEvil, but she mostly uses it for good. * BarrierMaiden: Several villains have described her as a "nexus being" who can be used to channel any source of magical energy. ** In "The Morgan Conquest," Morgan Le Fey uses Wanda's body to bridge the gap between two incompatible magical sources, allowing Morgan to become twice as powerful and TakeOverTheWorld. * BewareTheNiceOnes: The whole point behind her surprise role in ''Avengers Disassembled'', where Wanda, traditionally the nicest person on the team, turns out to be the one who went AxCrazy and destroyed the Avengers on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. ** Even when she's in her right mind, she can get pretty scary when someone hurts her friends or husband. In ''UltronUnlimited'', half a page is devoted to the shocked reactions of her teammates as they see what Wanda does to one of the villains. * BreakTheCutie: Taken UpToEleven. Just...see above. * BrotherSisterIncest: Wanda's relationships with her brother Pietro sometimes look a little 'too close'. In UltimateMarvel Universe they are outright stated to be lovers. * CapeSnag: She has a pair of cases at the West Coast, and tried a new costume without cape. It didn't stick. * TheChosenOne: "Nights of Wundagore" reveals that the GodOfEvil Chthon chose her at birth to receive his magical abilities, in an attempt to create the perfect vessel who would combine the powers of science (her natural mutant power) and sorcery. After her power matures, Chthon [[DemonicPossession takes over her body]] and tries to use her to TakeOverTheWorld. * ClonesArePeopleToo: Sort of. Have you ever seen a LoveTriangle made of a woman and 2 male clones? Well, you have the love triangle of the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, and the robot The Vision. A robot whose brain patterns are a copy of those of Wonder Man. They do not look alike, and had different lives since Ultron first made the Vision in the 70s, but still... * DemonicPossession: By Ch'ton * DiabolusExMachina: Both ''Avengers Disassembled'' and ''House of M'' depend on Wanda developing [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands powers she never had before]] and being able to use them with accuracy she never has as a good guy. * FakeBrit: In the second XMenLegends game, she was voiced by Jennifer Hale with a British accent. Never mind that Wanda isn't even British. * FantasticRacism: Experiences this both for her status as a mutant and her mixed marriage to the Vision. * GenerationXerox: In the YoungAvengers, Stature falls in love with Iron Lad, a kid from the XXX century. Who rebuilds the Vision, using his own brain patterns on him. And then he returned to his own time, leaving the Vision behind, who begins a love relation with Stature. Sounds familiar? It should. See "Clones are people, too". * HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: She's gone from evil to good to mad to... ** ...good again, at least for now. * HotWitch: Mutant powers? Magic? Mutant powers that let her ''tap into'' magic? No matter which, she qualifies. * TheKlutz: When introduced, she would frequently cast hexes by accident, destroying things in the process. * LadyOfBlackMagic * LukeIAmYourFather: With Magneto. ** She and Pietro had a similar revelation with the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero [[HaveAGayOldTime The Whizzer]], who was revealed to be their real father along with the Golden Age heroine Miss America. Later writers didn't like this origin and decided to {{Retcon}} Magneto into being their father instead. * [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Mutant Dictator's Beautiful Daughter]] * MsFanservice: Becomes this whenever [[Creator/GeorgePerez George Pérez]] is drawing ''The Avengers''. In 1998 he replaced her original costume with a {{Stripperific}} UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}-influenced outfit, which was replaced with a more practical superhero costume soon after he left the book. * MySisterIsOffLimits: Quicksilver's attitude over her the first years. Turned into a [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Sister]] when she told him about her relation with the Vision. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the end of "Ultron Unlimited". All the battle-weary Avengers were counting on her to use her powers to break Ultron's body... but she was badly hurt, could not concentrate, and made Ultron more powerful than ever instead. If TheCavalry did not arrive to save the day... * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Her powers were never really defined beyond being "unpredictable," so DependingOnTheWriter her hexes can do just about anything. * TheOmnipotent: Suddenly became this in ''House of M'', though no attempt was made to [[AssPull explain why this happened]]. In [[AuthorsSavingThrow ''The Children's Crusade'']] it's finally explained that she absorbed a Dark Phoenix-like [[RealityWarper reality warping]] power source that possessed her. * OppositesAttract: In Creator/GeoffJohns' run on ''The Avengers'', he had Wanda hint at this being the reason why she and Vision are right for each other: -->'''Chaos:''' Why should a being like you, a witch who works in chaos, care for this thing of perfect order? -->'''Wanda:''' Because '''chaos''' and '''order''' belong together. ** In ''Avengers vs. X-Men'' she bonds with Hope, who was created by the Phoenix Force to oppose her. * PowerCreepPowerSeep: When she started out, she had only the power to create "hexes," which would cause bad things to happen. In ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' she briefly became a RealityWarper almost on par with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]. ** In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', her powers are somehow connected to the Phoenix and thus increase dramatically once the Phoenix comes to Earth. * PoweredByAForsakenChild: Several {{Big Bad}}s, such as [[ManipulativeBastard Immortus]] and [[WickedWitch Morgan Le Fay]], used her as their power source. ** The origin of her powers is a combination of her natural mutant abilities and being infused with a portion of the powers of Chthon, an immensely powerful [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonic entity]], who intended to use her as his host. And still does. * PunchClockVillain: She and Pietro were only in Magneto's Brotherhood because he saved their lives and demanded that they join him as payment; they refused to kill anyone, used their powers against Magneto to stop him from killing, and [[HeelFaceTurn joined the Avengers]] as soon as they were free of him. * PutOnABus: After ''House of M'', she disappeared from the comics for six years, with writers forbidden to use her except in flashbacks or alternate universes. TheBusCameBack in ''Children's Crusade'' and ''Avengers vs. X-Men''. * RealityWarper: Her probability manipulation could be regarded as a minor form of reality warping. Crossover event AvengersDisassembled cranked her up to full RealityWarper. * RequiredSecondaryPowers: JohnByrne theorized this about her power to alter probabilities: if she can do that, he argued, that means she must be altering time retroactively, changing all the events that go into making something improbable. In his AbortedArc on ''West Coast Avengers'', Byrne used this theory to briefly turn her into a RealityWarper for the first time. * RetCon: Bendis became guilty of this in AvengersDisassembled. Prior to this, Wanda had ''always'' remembered her children and was completely fine; it was only this story that said she had forgotten about them, and turned her into a psycho. (And ''before'' that, JohnByrne retconned Wanda's children as being pieces of a Supervillain's soul via Mephisto, and this caused her to go crazy the first time.) * {{Robosexual}}: She even married TheVision. And as of ''[[Comicbook/{{AvengersVsX-Men}} Avengers Vs X-Men]]'', it's shown that she still loves him. * UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: She and Pietro were adopted by a Gypsy shaman and his wife, whom she considers their "real" parents even after [[LukeIAmYourFather Magneto was revealed to be their biological father]]. * ScarletFever * [[HesBack She's Back]]: The formation of Mighty Avengers teased this, but it was really Loki in disguise. Played straight in Children's Crusade #6 -- Wanda's alive, repowered, and back to her old self. Which arguably makes things ''even more complicated.'' ** At the end of the ''Children's Crusade'', seems like it's going to be permanent. * SquishyWizard: She's mostly useless in a fight without her powers. ** Subverted in "Nights of Wundagore" when, up against an opponent whose magic is stronger than hers, she punches him in the face and [[DisneyVillainDeath knocks him off a cliff]]. * ThePowerOfLove: More than mere magic, it's what allowed Wanda to bring Wonder Man back from the dead. * {{Tomboy}}: Hard to imagine nowadays, but the Scarlet Witch was a bit tomboy back in the 1970s. Even Hawkeye once defined her as a "[[WinstonChurchill Churchill]] with skirts" * TookALevelInBadass: When she tapped into chaos magic, at the begining of Kurt Busiek's run. She grew from being mere FetishFuel, the girl in the swimsuit that makes tricks, into being arguably the most powerful Avenger (but not as far as with reality warping yet). In fact, several battles had the other Avengers gaining time until she could concentrate and defeat the monster with her magic. ** In TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks she took an earlier level in badass under writer Steve Englehart, who made her more assertive and aggressive and had her study real witchcraft with Agatha Harkness, learning to do things like animate inanimate objects and call meteors down from the sky. ** In {{JLA-Avengers}}, the higher levels of magic in the DC universe make Wanda so powerful that she's able to subdue the entire Justice League with one hex. * TooPowerfulToLive: In ''House of M'' and ''Children's Crusade'', several characters try to kill her to prevent her new [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers from destroying the world. ** Also too powerful to procreate: In ''Avengers Forever'', a Space Phantom explains that Immortus tried to prevent Wanda from having children because her biological children would be powerful enough to TakeOverTheWorld. * TraumaCongaLine: Creator/JohnByrne wrote and drew ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers West Coast Avengers]]'' for a little over a year, and spent most of the time putting her through one of these. First the Vision was dismantled and his personality erased, effectively ending her marriage. Then she was kidnapped by a secret society trying to use her to create a race of super-mutants. Then her children were revealed to be made from pieces of the devil's soul and erased from existence. Then her memories were erased, she was driven into a catatonic state, and she temporarily went insane, all part of a plot by [[TheChessmaster Immortus]] to ruin her life and drive her mad. * TraumaInducedAmnesia: The explanation for why she forgot she had children. * TrulySingleParent: Unable to procreate with the Vision, she impregnated herself by tapping into the power of a village of witches and impregnating herself with children who were equally hers and her husband's. [[ContinuitySnarl Or so it was in the beginning]]. * UnwantedHarem: Being the only female in Magneto's earliest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil and the only female Avenger for a while probably caused a lot of it. * WeddingsForEveryone: Mantis and the Swordsman got married at the end of ComicBook/TheCelestialMadonnaSaga; and as they were at it, why not get the Vision and the Scarlet Witch married too? What a pity that Pietro is not there, he will miss the wedding... but hey, '''''he''''' made a [[IHaveNoSon I have no sister]] scene about her love for the Vision, and he did not invite her to his wedding with Crystal, so he deserves being left out. * WindsOfDestinyChange: TropeNamer. Her power is usually described in the comics as the power to alter probabilities, changing the odds of something happening (spontaneous combustion, entropy, changes in weather) from very unlikely to a dead certainty. * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The "Darker than Scarlet" arc in ''West Coast Avengers'' and the later ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' storyline. * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She undergoes a fluctuating life where the good (a family with The Avengers, marriage to her One True Wuv, having her longed-for kids) is outweighed by the bad (her father is a supervillain, her husband gets mindwiped and divorces her, her kids aren't real), along with a number of possessions, kidnappings, and multiple forced amnesia inflicted by her most trusted friends. Then she rewrites the universe. Then she does it AGAIN. ---- <<|ComicBooks|>>[[redirect:ComicBook/ScarletWitch]]
23rd Jan '14 5:59:16 PM LadyMomus
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Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]].
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Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''HouseOfM''.''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.ComicBook/XMen. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]].

Tensions arose between Magneto and Professor X in Genosha, because Xavier refused to help Wanda as she attempted to bring her husband back to life. In the end, Magneto retreated further and Xavier called in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} to decide on Wanda's fate; they agreed to kill her. Pietro overheard this news and in horror pleaded with Wanda to take immediate action. Pietro convinced his sister, whose powers had inexplicably grown to near-[[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]], to rewrite reality so Mutants became the dominant species, and Wanda had a human body in which she could have her sons. This was ''HouseOfM'' (check the main article for the details of what happened). At the climax of ''HouseOfM'', Magneto nearly killed Quicksilver, driving Wanda into total insanity; in her rage, she uttered the [[{{Meme}}immortal words]]: '''"No more mutants"''', and reverted the world back to normal, depowering 90% of all mutants in the process. Subsequently, she lost her memories and powers and retreated to a secluded life on Wundagore. Clint Barton, now revived, paid her a visit and eventually decided that she was better off not knowing what she had done. In the 2011 ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', Magneto teamed up with [[YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to find Wanda and get some answers. She was discovered living with Doctor Doom as his engaged bride, with no memory of her past. After an intervention by Iron Lad, Wanda and the Young Avengers were transported into the past, and a chance encounter with the Dread Jack of Hearts reawakened her memory. Declaring "More mutants," she touched the depowered mutant Rictor and restored his abilities. But the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} came calling... as did the Avengers. In the end, it turned out that Wanda's omnipotence and insanity were caused by a cosmic power source that Doom helped her absorb, and that everything was a ploy for Doom to steal the power for himself. Eventually both teams banded together to defeat Doom and cripple him, but the power was released back where it came from, leaving Wanda unable to break the spell that depowered mutants. The ComicBook/{{X-Men}} decided to not kill her and instead let her live as a method to pay for her crimes. In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', Wanda initially chose to sit out the war between the two groups after being turned away at Avengers Mansion by Vision. After having a premonition that the Phoenix Force would destroy the Avengers, she returned to save her ex-teammates, and eventually teamed up with the "Mutant Messiah," Hope, to help disperse the Phoenix and break the spell that prevented new mutants from being born. CaptainAmerica offered her a spot in the Avengers once more, and she can currently be seen in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''.
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Tensions arose between Magneto and Professor X in Genosha, because Xavier refused to help Wanda as she attempted to bring her husband back to life. In the end, Magneto retreated further and Xavier called in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen to decide on Wanda's fate; they agreed to kill her. Pietro overheard this news and in horror pleaded with Wanda to take immediate action. Pietro convinced his sister, whose powers had inexplicably grown to near-[[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]], to rewrite reality so Mutants became the dominant species, and Wanda had a human body in which she could have her sons. This was ''HouseOfM'' ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' (check the main article for the details of what happened). At the climax of ''HouseOfM'', ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', Magneto nearly killed Quicksilver, driving Wanda into total insanity; in her rage, she uttered the [[{{Meme}}immortal [[{{Meme}} immortal words]]: '''"No more mutants"''', and reverted the world back to normal, depowering 90% of all mutants in the process. Subsequently, she lost her memories and powers and retreated to a secluded life on Wundagore. Clint Barton, now revived, paid her a visit and eventually decided that she was better off not knowing what she had done. In the 2011 ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', Magneto teamed up with [[YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to find Wanda and get some answers. She was discovered living with Doctor Doom as his engaged bride, with no memory of her past. After an intervention by Iron Lad, Wanda and the Young Avengers were transported into the past, and a chance encounter with the Dread Jack of Hearts reawakened her memory. Declaring "More mutants," she touched the depowered mutant Rictor and restored his abilities. But the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen came calling... as did the Avengers. In the end, it turned out that Wanda's omnipotence and insanity were caused by a cosmic power source that Doom helped her absorb, and that everything was a ploy for Doom to steal the power for himself. Eventually both teams banded together to defeat Doom and cripple him, but the power was released back where it came from, leaving Wanda unable to break the spell that depowered mutants. The ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen decided to not kill her and instead let her live as a method to pay for her crimes. In ''Comicbook/{{Avengers Vs X-Men}}'', Wanda initially chose to sit out the war between the two groups after being turned away at Avengers Mansion by Vision. After having a premonition that the Phoenix Force would destroy the Avengers, she returned to save her ex-teammates, and eventually teamed up with the "Mutant Messiah," Hope, to help disperse the Phoenix and break the spell that prevented new mutants from being born. CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica offered her a spot in the Avengers once more, and she can currently be seen in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers''.

* PowerCreepPowerSeep: When she started out, she had only the power to create "hexes," which would cause bad things to happen. In ''HouseOfM'' she briefly became a RealityWarper almost on par with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]].
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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: When she started out, she had only the power to create "hexes," which would cause bad things to happen. In ''HouseOfM'' ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' she briefly became a RealityWarper almost on par with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]].
21st Jan '14 4:49:55 AM LongLiveHumour
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Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[{{Roma}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]].
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Scarlet Witch is a Creator/MarvelComics character, known as a longtime member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and as the instigator for several {{arc}}s like ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' and ''HouseOfM''. She first appeared in ''"X-Men''" vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Wanda Maximoff, daughter of Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (AKA {{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}), was born with magic-like mutant powers. With her twin brother Pietro (aka {{Quicksilver}}), she was raised in the Wundagore Mountains by [[{{Roma}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} gypsies]]. As it turned out, Wundagore served as a [[SealedEvilInACan prison]] for the [[GodOfEvil Elder God Chthon]] who imparted a fraction of his power to Wanda so that she might one day [[GrandTheftMe serve as his vessel]]. Eventually, she and Pietro were recruited into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by their father (though neither he nor they were aware of their relationship at the time), and for a while they were both enemies of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. Eventually Magneto was imprisoned and, having nowhere else to go, Wanda and Pietro applied for membership in ComicBook/TheAvengers along with another ex-villain ({{Hawkeye}}/Clint Barton). ComicBook/CaptainAmerica accepted them, as the roster was then empty (except for himself) and thus they [[HeelFaceTurn converted to the side of good]].

* MsFanservice: Becomes this whenever [[Creator/GeorgePerez George Pérez]] is drawing ''The Avengers''. In 1998 he replaced her original costume with a {{Stripperific}} {{Romani}}-influenced outfit, which was replaced with a more practical superhero costume soon after he left the book.
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* MsFanservice: Becomes this whenever [[Creator/GeorgePerez George Pérez]] is drawing ''The Avengers''. In 1998 he replaced her original costume with a {{Stripperific}} {{Romani}}-influenced UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}-influenced outfit, which was replaced with a more practical superhero costume soon after he left the book.

* {{Romani}}: She and Pietro were adopted by a Gypsy shaman and his wife, whom she considers their "real" parents even after [[LukeIAmYourFather Magneto was revealed to be their biological father]].
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* {{Romani}}: UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: She and Pietro were adopted by a Gypsy shaman and his wife, whom she considers their "real" parents even after [[LukeIAmYourFather Magneto was revealed to be their biological father]].
31st Dec '13 3:27:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HotMom: To Wiccan and Speed of the Young Avengers...sort of. She's not their biological mother, but their souls (or at least part of them) are those of the children she created, reborn. ** Not to mention she has an alternate reality daughter with [[CrackPairing Nightcrawler]].
13th Dec '13 6:09:14 PM kkhohoho
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* RetCon: Bendis became guilty of this in AvengersDisassembled. Prior to this, Wanda had ''always'' remembered her children and was completely fine; it was only this story that said she had forgotten about them, and turned her into psycho. (And ''before'' that, JohnByrne retconned Wanda's children as being pieces of a Supervillain's soul via Mephisto, and this caused her to go crazy the first time.)
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* RetCon: Bendis became guilty of this in AvengersDisassembled. Prior to this, Wanda had ''always'' remembered her children and was completely fine; it was only this story that said she had forgotten about them, and turned her into a psycho. (And ''before'' that, JohnByrne retconned Wanda's children as being pieces of a Supervillain's soul via Mephisto, and this caused her to go crazy the first time.)
13th Dec '13 6:08:35 PM kkhohoho
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*RetCon: Bendis became guilty of this in AvengersDisassembled. Prior to this, Wanda had ''always'' remembered her children and was completely fine; it was only this story that said she had forgotten about them, and turned her into psycho. (And ''before'' that, JohnByrne retconned Wanda's children as being pieces of a Supervillain's soul via Mephisto, and this caused her to go crazy the first time.)
29th Nov '13 12:16:17 PM despoa
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Scarlet Witch enters the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/TheAvengersAgeOfUltron''.
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24th Nov '13 1:47:37 PM tashlo3
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* AbortedArc: JohnByrne quit ''West Coast Avengers'' in the middle of an arc where Wanda had turned evil and was teaming up with her father to help mutants take over the world. The new writers quickly wrapped up as much of the arc as they could and ignored the rest, though
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* AbortedArc: JohnByrne quit ''West Coast Avengers'' in the middle of an arc where Wanda had turned evil and was teaming up with her father to help mutants take over the world. The new writers quickly wrapped up as much of the arc as they could and ignored the rest, though rest.
22nd Nov '13 2:17:21 PM TVRulezAgain
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She undergoes a fluctuating life where the good (a family with The Avengers, marriage to her One True Wuv, having her longed-for kids) is outweighed by the bad (her father is a supervillain, her husband gets mindwiped and divorces her, her kids aren't real), along with a number of possessions, kidnappings, and multiple forced amnesia inflicted by her most trusted friends. Then she rewrites the universe. Then she does it AGAIN.
21st Nov '13 1:29:41 PM tashlo3
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