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Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

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"Thanks for the lesson. But I don't need you to tell me who I am."
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Species: Enhanced human

Citizenship: Sokovian, American

Affiliation(s): HYDRA, Avengers

Portrayed By: Elizabeth Olsen, Sophia Gaidarova (young, WandaVision Episode 6), Michaela Russell (young, WandaVision Episode 8)

Voiced By: Irina Índigo (Latin-American Spanish dub), Cristina Yuste (European Spanish dub), Toa Yukinari (Japanese dub), Charlotte Corréa (European French dub), Émilie Gilbert (Canadian French dub), Mariana Torres (Brazilian Portuguese dub)

Appearances: Captain America: The Winter Soldier note  | Avengers: Age of Ultron | Captain America: Civil War | Avengers: Infinity War | Avengers: Endgame | WandaVision | Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

"I used to think of myself one way. But after this... I am something else. I'm still me, I think, but... that's not what everyone else sees."
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An angry young woman whose parents were killed in an explosion in her homeland of Sokovia. Wanda herself would have perished if not for the fact that the second shell that hit her home did not go off. Forced to stare at the unexploded shell for two days, the words written on that shell burnt in her mind who would be held responsible for her tragedy: Stark Industries and the man behind it, Tony Stark. She and her brother Pietro subjected themselves to the experiments of Wolfgang von Strucker who, through the power contained within Loki's staff, amplified the twins and gave Wanda her magical powers of telekinesis and mental manipulation.

After Pietro’s death at the hands of Ultron, who the twins briefly joined forces with to fight the Avengers, Wanda ended up joining the Avengers and falling in love with the synthezoid known as Vision who was powered by the Mind Stone that gave her her abilities.

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  • Accent Slip-Up: By the start of WandaVision she's speaking with a generic American accent instead of the Sokovian accent she had before... until she mentions her dead brother Pietro, then the accent comes back. This becomes even more apparent when she temporarily reenters the real world to angrily confront S.W.O.R.D. and their director.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Taken to an extreme level: the creation of the Hex only comes into existence because of Wanda's emotional outburst right outside her would-be home in Westview. When Agatha Harkness questions how she managed to create something so big and intricate without any training, Wanda flat-out admits that she doesn't know how she did it.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Her magical powers are derived from the Mind Stone that was sealed inside Loki's staff (though WandaVision reveals that she was already potentially a powerful witch to begin with, and the Mind Stone just amplified her powers). In the comics, she's a mutant that can warp reality through "hex manipulation" and learned magic to further control her powers.
  • Adaptation Species Change: A mutant in the comics; a human experiment (or rather, magical witch) in the movies.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She lacks the generally Stripperiffic costumes from the comics, though she still wears clothes that show cleavage (enhanced by a corset) once she joins the Avengers. Downplayed with her Scarlet Witch outfit, which is form-fitting and shows a bit of skin but a lot less cleavage than her previous costumes.
  • Adaptational Nationality: From the fictional setting of Transia to the equally fictional Sokovia.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change:
    • In the comics, she is a Reality Warper who utilizes hexes and chaos magic. In her first few movie appearances, her magical powers were simplified to telepathy and telekinesis.
    • In WandaVision, it's revealed that she always had the potential to be a witch and the Mind Stone just supercharged it, she simply hasn't had the knowledge or training to use her powers at their full strength.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed. At first, her powers are limited to "just" telekinesis and mind control, which makes her more powerful than some of her early incarnations in the comics, but with a less versatile power set. These restrictions start to fade in WandaVision, where her reality warping powers start to emerge, though she is clearly not dealing with them in a healthy way.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While unlike the Ultimate Marvel, X-Men: Evolution, and Wolverine and the X-Men (2009) incarnations, though in Wanda's case, much like her The Super Hero Squad Show counterpart, she and Pietro do make a Heel–Face Turnnote , much like those incarnations with Magneto, they were willing allies of HYDRA and Ultron here, as opposed to the originals being forced to work for Magneto.
  • Adapted Out:
    • In the comics, her father was revealed to be Magneto, and her powers come from mutation. Because Fox owned the rights to the X-Men franchise prior to 2019, as far as the films are concerned, it is presumed to not be true of the Maximoffs in this universe.note  She and her brother are also not mutants in this universe, rather, since their powers come from experiments with the Chitauri Scepter, they're Enhanced, or empowered humans.
    • Her mentor-student relationship with Agatha Harkness is likewise adapted out to allow Agatha to later antagonize Wanda as the villain of WandaVision - though she does serve as something of an Evil Mentor in episode 8.
  • Aesop Collateral Damage:
    • Her character arc in Age of Ultron is to learn a lesson about revenge and who the real bad guys are. The only problem is that she learns this lesson after unleashing a Person of Mass Destruction on Johannesburg and being partially responsible for creating the Big Bad. She learned her lesson by the film's end, but a lot of innocent people either died or had everything taken from them. If you consider Pietro's death to be part of her punishment, that counts as well.
    • In a more literal sense, she goes through it again in Civil War, given her attempt to neutralize an exploding Crossbones ends up taking innocent lives. This time, the Aesop is shared with the other Avengers. As of WandaVision, she's still haunted by it.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: After accidentally launching an exploding Crossbones into a building, she spends most of Civil War unsure of whether her powers make her a danger to humanity. It takes the heroic example of Hawkeye, fighting the good fight without any powers, to get her to overcome her fear and renew her role as an Avenger.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: The second female Avenger after Black Widow.
  • All for Nothing: In Avengers: Infinity War, she kills Vision, her lover, to destroy the Mind Stone so that Thanos doesn't get it. However Thanos, who already had the Time Stone, simply rewinds time, kills Vision himself, and gets the Mind Stone anyway.
  • Always Save The Guy: Subverted. After spending all of Infinity War looking for an option that might destroy the Mind Stone while keeping Vision alive, while outright refusing the possibility of having to kill him, Wanda still does it when they run out of options.
  • Ambiguously Evil: In WandaVision. What exactly is happening to Westview is initially left unknown, but it's made explicitly clear that Wanda has some degree of control over it, best showcased when she banishes Geraldine after she brings up Ultron or directly confronts the agents of S.W.O.R.D. to tell them to leave her alone in her own warped reality sitcom fantasy world. She eventually reveals she doesn't know how she created the Hex, and that it essentially just appeared when her powers went wild out of grief. At the end of the series, she goes into Self-Imposed Exile with the Darkhold in her possession. Whether she chooses to embrace her destiny, try to avert it, or Take a Third Option is anyone’s guess.
  • And Show It to You: She performs this on Ultron Prime by ripping out his core and crushing it in front of him, to show him what her grief following her brother's death feels like.
  • Angst Nuke:
    • After she feels her brother die, she lets out a powerful burst of magic that vaporizes all the Ultron drones currently attacking her.
    • This is also how she creates the Hex in WandaVision.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Her twin brother Pietro dies in Age of Ultron saving a child from bullets, leaving Wanda emotionally scarred for life.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • At first, Wanda and Pietro antagonize the Avengers because Tony Stark created the missiles that bombed their home. Later, after they realize Ultron's true motives, they join up with the Avengers.
    • She falls into this role again in WandaVision, where she unintentionally brainwashes an entire town into being part of her sitcom fantasy and, after finding out, is reluctant to end the spell because it will mean losing Vision again.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: If Agatha Harkness is to be believed, the Scarlet Witch is destined to end the world. Agatha supports her claim with the Darkhold, stating that a whole chapter is dedicated to the Scarlet Witch and predicts her role in the apocalypse.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • She used to see Tony Stark as this, but time and Character Development changed her views on him significantly as shown in Endgame.
    • Though it's only for a brief moment, Endgame shows that Wanda feels nothing but hatred towards Thanos for his role in destroying Vision. Upon being resurrected to participate in the final battle, she interrupts the Mad Titan from pursuing Black Panther to tell him just how much pain he caused her, before unleashing enough magic to nearly kill him on the spot.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Growing up, she would watch American television — specifically sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched — with her family, something she would do whenever she would suffer spells of depression later in life as a form of Escapism. This is why her time in Westview in WandaVision acted as a sitcom, her Reality Warper abilities instinctively changing the town into a sitcom where she is the starring role when her grief overwhelms her.
  • The Atoner:
    • She agrees to stay behind and defend the core in Age of Ultron because, as she tells Hawkeye, "it's my job".
    • Comes up again in Civil War, where she leaves the compound to stop Zemo and try to make up for the Lagos explosion.
      Clint: You gotta help me, Wanda. Look, you wanna mope, you can go to high school. You wanna make amends, you get off your ass.
    • After taking down the Hex in WandaVision, she goes into self-imposed exile in order to never harm anyone again like she unintentionally did with the people of Westview. She also takes to studying the Darkhold, as while it is undeniably extremely dangerous, it is also the only known book that has information on the nature of her powers and how to master them.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She's not that young, as she was around 26 years old in Age of Ultron and 27 in Captain America: Civil War, but this made her the only surviving human Avenger in either film to be in her twenties. Until teenaged Spider-Man was officially recruited, Wanda was the youngest Avenger and often treated as such. She is frustrated when she believes that her teammates are sheltering her from Cap's rebellion in Captain America: Civil War, but their motivation was more to keep her out of the public eye after the explosion in Lagos, and out of fear of her power. Steve even outright calls her a kid at one point during one of his arguments with Tony.
  • Back from the Dead: In Avengers: Endgame, she is one of many characters who are brought back from being dusted by Hulk reversing Thanos' deadly fingersnap from Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Badass Boast: When Thanos from the past remarks in Avengers: Endgame that he doesn't even know who she is (and is hence bemused at her rage), she snarls "You will", before delivering a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wanda is one of the strongest heroes of MCU and wears a stylish longcoat as part of the Avenger outfit she gets at the end of Age of Ultron.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Her powers involve Mind Rape, telekinesis, and become flat out reality warping as of WandaVision and are creepy and red looking. After Age of Ultron, Wanda is on the side of good.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted in WandaVision when she's up against Power Parasite Agatha Harkness, whose dark magic drains Wanda's lifeforce, causing her skin to shrivel and blacken until she looks almost zombified. She gets better, though.
  • Big "NO!": Before Thanos rips the Mind Stone from Vision's forehead.
  • Breakout Character: A popular character who became a full-on Avenger, Scarlet Witch went on to star in her own streaming series, WandaVision.
  • Break the Cutie: One night, little Wanda Maximoff and her parents were happily watching old American sitcoms together, when suddenly their neighbourhood was caught in the crossfire of a civil war, the Maximoff apartment receiving a direct hit which immediately kills the parents, and leaves Wanda and her brother stuck under the rubble staring at the second missile that hit the house, which is still active, for two days.
  • Break the Haughty: She starts out in Avengers: Age of Ultron as a confident Hydra agent, telling Pietro to follow her lead as she mind-rapes Tony. This results in Ultron wanting to drop Sokovia out of the sky and kill everyone on it. When Wanda tries to convince Tony and Bruce to not activate the android Ultron wanted, they understandably dismiss her and Bruce threatens to snap her neck as payback for the mind-rape, nearly following through on his threat. She finds herself way out of her depth in the fighting, until Hawkeye gives her a Heroic Second Wind. Then her brother dies, thanks to Ultron, whom Wanda helped create. By the time of Civil War, she's lost all of her confidence when it sinks in that her actions led to dozens of innocents being killed and her brother no longer in her life.
  • Broken Bird: Her life is defined by tragedy and loss. She was almost killed during a violent war as a child, her parents dying in the destruction, and then her brother was killed when they turned against Ultron after finding out about his insane plan. She joins the Avengers and manages to form a deep relationship with Vision but ends up severing ties with her surrogate family when the Sokovia Accords tear apart the Avengers. She and Vision continue to maintain their relationship while she's on the run only to have to kill him herself in the final moments of Infinity War to try and prevent Thanos from claiming the Mind Stone in his head. That ends up being All for Nothing when Thanos reverses time and revives Vision only so he can kill him himself to take the Infinity Stone, rendering Wanda dust in the aftermath. She finally lets out all her rage in the final battle of Endgame after being revived, but WandaVision shows that she is still in a great deal of grief and pain that she is struggling to work through.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With her twin Pietro.
  • The Cassandra: She warns Captain America that Tony Stark will do anything, no matter how dangerous it is, to make the world a better place. While Vision turns out benevolent, she wasn't wrong that Tony would do anything, especially when he later went on to create EDITH, which isn't all that different from Project: Insight.
  • Character Development: In Endgame, she attends Tony's funeral after spending most of her life hating him and everything he and his company stood for after one of his missiles killed her parents. Due to the Avengers being responsible for bringing her back after the Snap and Tony sacrificing his life to save the universe, he proved he wasn't as selfish as Wanda originally thought, earning her respect.
  • Character Tic:
    • She has a tendency to slowly tilt her head slightly to the side while contemplating/in the process of unleashing her vast powers against someone. In WandaVision, she does this while letting Agatha drain her power as a hint that Wanda only pretends to do so, and Agatha is about to get wrecked.
    • She also tends to scrunch her nose when she's feeling happy or affectionate.
  • The Chosen One: In the WandaVision episode "Previously On", Agatha reveals that she is the Scarlet Witch, a fabled witch with the power of "spontaneous creation." In the final episode, Agatha further reveals that according to prophecy, the Scarlet Witch is destined to destroy the world.
  • Co-Dragons: She and her brother serve as co-conspirators for Ultron.
  • Color Motif: Her preferred outfits both in and out of battle are mostly red, and her powers manifest as red psionic mystical energy. She even dyes her hair red in Infinity War and keeps like that in all her appearances afterward.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: She is never referred to as "Scarlet Witch" in the films; the closest being Tony calling her "that little witch." Her lack of a codename is discussed in WandaVision and she finally receives the title of "the Scarlet Witch" from Agatha Harkness in the penultimate episode.
  • Composite Character:
    • This iteration of Wanda combines comic book Scarlet Witch with elements of Jean Grey's powers of telepathy and telekinesis. Even her Avengers outfit resembles that of the Phoenix in X-Men: The Last Stand.
    • She takes on the role of Vision's suburban wife who lies to Vision about how much involvement she has in the main storyline which he eventually found out about in WandaVision, similar to the role of Virginia in The Vision (2015).
  • Cope by Creating: In WandaVision, Wanda copes with intense feeling of grief over losing Vision by subconciously using her magic not only to recreate a version of him, create their twin kids and a house for her new family to live it, but also to turn the entire town of Westview into a Happy Place. Too bad that it involves mind-raping all Westview citizens. When she realizes what she's done, she destroys all she's created and releases people from her control.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Wanda beats Thanos so badly that he has to call in an aerial bombardment of the battlefield, killing his own troops in the process, just to stop her. In WandaVision, Monica Rambeau even notes that Wanda could have killed Thanos then and there, if he hadn't called for the artillery strike.
  • Dating Catwoman: Infinity War reveals that she has secretly been meeting up with Vision for romantic holidays since the events of Civil War, even though Scarlet Witch is a fugitive and a member of the Secret Avengers, while Vision is a member of the New Avengers and part of his duties are trying to apprehend rogue superheroes.
  • Death Glare: Combined with Glowing Eyes of Doom and Red Eyes, Take Warning for a triple threat. After returning with the rest of the Vanished during the final act of Endgame, Wanda makes a beeline to intercept Thanos himself. We've seen Wanda's eyes glow red before, but calling it murder in her gaze when she meets Thanos again would undersell it.
  • Deconstruction: Of The Atoner and Hero with Bad Publicity. While no one outside of the Avengers knows that she mind-raped them with the intent for Tony destroying himself, leading to the creation of Ultron — that would have given Thaddeus Ross more than enough grounds to lock her up for war crimes — she doesn't exactly endear autographs and cosplay imitations the way Captain America or Iron Man do. The incident in Lagos shows the world that she can lose control of her powers and make a bad situation worse. Just as she achieves The Pardon after the Blip, she suffers a breakdown and accidentally forces innocent people to be side characters in her sitcom. This turns the freed citizens of Westview against her. Wanda never has bad intentions, but her lack of impulse control and awareness of her flaws means that she causes a lot of harm.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • She assumes that Ultron, the robot that tracked her and her brother down, after slicing off Ulysses Klaue's left arm for an innocuous comment, would sincerely destroy the Avengers. Wanda for a very long time ignores her own part in hurting innocents to help Ultron. Then he wants to destroy Sokovia to hurt the Avengers, and she gets a Heel Realization.
    • In WandaVision, Agatha points out the irony and short-sightedness of Wanda joining the Obviously Evil terrorist group HYDRA for the purposes of doing good.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She's quick to begin thirsting when she first sees Vision, to the point Pietro has to roughly toss a jacket at her to make her knock it off.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Like everyone else, she believes her powers were only telepathic and telekinetic. When Hayward suggests that she might have the power to revive Vision, she replies that she can't do anything like that. Then her repressed grief unintentionally triggers a whole host of powers she never knew she possessed, and the events of WandaVision begin.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In Endgame, she puts Thanos in a world of hurt for killing Vision, not realizing or caring that this Thanos is from an alternate timeline where he never quite got to doing this. It gets so bad that Thanos has to call in an aerial bombardment of the battlefield in order to get her to stop.
  • Doing In the Scientist: Her powers were originally explained as telepathic and telekinetic abilities derived from the Mind Stone. WandaVision reveals that she is actually a literal witch and that the Mind Stone merely enhanced her latent magical abilities.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: At least, Ultron seemed to feel this way about her, going by the extent of her abilities.
    Ultron: [to Pietro] You and I can hurt them... [to Wanda] but you will tear them apart... from the inside.
  • Dye or Die: Sports red hair in Infinity War in order to better hide from the authorities.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She first appears in The Stinger of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but doesn't play an important role until Age of Ultron.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • In Age of Ultron, Tony and Banner leave the team in guilt, while Wanda, an ex-Hydra agent who mind-raped Tony and Banner into building Ultron and Hulking out, isn't blamed by anyone, for anything, to any degree. Instead, she gets enlisted into the Avengers.
    • Averted in WandaVision. She is fully aware that removing the Hex from Westview and sacrificing her family will not be enough for the people she unintentionally mind-controlled to forgive her, so she leaves the town behind and goes into self-imposed exile to learn how to fully control her abilities.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Amped up particularly in the beginning, before she's humanized a bit. She spends a lot of time in dark areas that exaggerate her pale skin and dark hair and make her movements and actions creepier. By the time she's a good guy, she's a great deal healthier looking and no longer fits this trope.
  • Entropy and Chaos Magic: WandaVision reveals that she is using chaos magic. When Agatha Harkness, a more traditional witch who initially assumed that Wanda created the Hex with complicated, multilayered spells, realizes that Wanda created it through sheer force of will with chaos magic, she is equal parts impressed with Wanda's achievement (to the point of bestowing upon her the title of "the Scarlet Witch") and disappointed that she used it to do something as mundane as create a perfect sitcom life for herself.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: After Wanda creates her new outfit and forcibly transforms Agatha into her Agnes persona, the latter has this to say about her:
    "Agnes": Hiya, hon! Say, that's some kinda getup you're wearing. Did I leave the oven on, or is that just you, hot stuff?
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In her darkest moments, her voice becomes much huskier. Compare her voice during the stand off against Hayward in Episode 5 of WandaVision where she is Ambiguously Evil, and the way she normally talks to Vision.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She overuses the eyeliner in Age of Ultron, when she was a creepy mind-whammy "witch".
  • Fallen Heroine: What she did to the Westview residents and her shunning by them by the finale of WandaVision confirms her fall from grace. She even tells Monica that she might be the villain that Hayward makes her out to be.
  • Force Field: One of the ways she can apply her powers, which she uses after her Heel–Face Turn to protect civilians from Ultron drones. After taking over Westview, she sets up a massive one around the town that warps the reality within to a classic American sitcom setting.
  • Forgot About His Powers: She exclusively uses telekinesis in Civil War and Infinity War, rather than her telepathy. They return in force in WandaVision. Perhaps she didn't want to use them before.
  • Freudian Excuse: She is orphaned when a Stark Industries missile took out her parents, leaving her and Pietro stuck waiting for two days for a second one to go off and take them, not realizing that it wouldn't go off because she had unknowingly cast a probability hex on it. Living in poverty for years afterwards, she and Pietro signed up for HYDRA to experiment on them and give them powers (or amplify pre-existing ones) in order for the twins to protect Sokovia and exact revenge.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She was a poor orphan from an obscure country who volunteered for a lab experiment by a terrorist organization, and unexpectedly survived to become one of the most powerful people in the world. In WandaVision, Agatha Harkness theorizes that she was born with some magical potential that ordinarily would have faded away without training, but being subjected to HYDRA's experiments with the Mind Stone turned her into the legendary Scarlet Witch, a being of immense power with the capacity to destroy the world.
  • Genre Savvy: WandaVision reveals her to be a massive sitcom fan. She watched classic American sitcoms with her family in Sokovia, and more modern ones in the time after Age of Ultron. The same episode then reveals that Wanda has unconsciously been invoking sitcom plots through the spell she's cast on Westview.
  • Glass Cannon:
    • One of the most powerful Avengers offensively (rivaling Thor in Infinity War and Captain Marvel), but also the weakest defensively (not including her power to shield herself). This is established right from her first fight scene, where she incapacitates Thor but then gets taken down with ease by Hawkeye tasing her.
    • In Civil War, she does most of Team Cap's heavy lifting during the airport fight, but Rhodey disables her from behind using a sonic cannon when she is distracted clearing debris for Steve and Bucky after Vision cuts down a control tower.
    • Her durability is much improved in Infinity War, as she learns how to use her magic shields to protect herself, and holds her own against superpowered melee fighters. However, she still gets taken out by a sneak attack to the head from Proxima Midnight, and nearly killed afterwards.
    • In Endgame, Wanda opts to take on Thanos by herself. She easily thrashes him, slamming him into the ground and nearly kills him by prying him apart from the inside out. He only gets away by exploiting her Squishy Wizard tendencies — he calls for an aerial barrage to save himself.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes glow red when she uses her power. Notably the glow is focused more on when she's a bad guy than when she's good. It's re-emphasized during Endgame after she is resurrected. Her eyes are glowing throughout her Curb-Stomp Battle against Thanos.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Her look in Age of Ultron plays this up. She's a pale-skinned, dark-haired girl who wears dark-colored dresses, ripped stockings, ornamental rings, and paints her nails black. Her eerie Psychic Powers derived from the Mind Stone are, according to Word of God, magical in nature. After joining the Avengers, her appearances in Civil War and Infinity War tone it down a bit. She still wears the dark dresses and jewelry, but it doesn't have quite the same edge.
  • Good Costume Switch: At the end of Age of Ultron, she switches into her new Avengers uniform and is sporting a sleek red and black outfit with her hair styled in a lighter shade with curls. That look is toned down a bit for Civil War, but still a bit more kempt.
  • Guilt by Association: She and Pietro were orphaned when a Stark Industries missile took out her parents, so they hate Iron Man/Tony Stark, and as he is one of the Avengers, the twins go after them. Both eventually grow out of it, though.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Her telekinetic and telepathic powers don't require her to get close to anyone, while her brother runs into the melee with nothing but his Good Old Fisticuffs.

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  • Hair-Contrast Duo: The Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette to the light-haired, Hot-Blooded Pietro.
  • Hand Blast: Wanda can project waves and bolts of her red telekinetic energy to use as attacks.
  • Heartbroken Badass: So much being a Tragic Heroine.
    • In Age of Ultron, when her brother is shot and killed, she destroyed the Ultron sentries around her with a psychic energy wave, empowered by her grief. Then she decides to track down Ultron in revenge, telekinetically ripping his core processor out of his body.
    • In Infinity War, though she destroyed the Mind Stone and Vision as well, this was immediately undone by Thanos and she was forced to watch as he killed Vision for the second time.
    • In Endgame, after her resurrection, she overwhelms Thanos by hurling enormous amounts of debris at him like giant boulders, and shooting powerful energy blasts. Her power is escalated by her grief at losing Vision, and out of all the Avengers she comes the closest to killing him single-handedly.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door:
    • She starts as an enemy of the Avengers in Age of Ultron, but after reading Ultron's thoughts through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides, as does Pietro.
    • In WandaVision, she mind-rapes the population of Westview to enact her fantasies about normal life with her lover. However, this eventually turns out to be the result of her Power Incontinence while she didn't mean any harm, and the Big Bad Ensemble have been pushing Wanda into the emotional breakdown, each for their own ends. Also, once she becomes fully aware of the suffering she's causing, she ends the spell, even though it means erasing her lover and children from existence.
  • Heel Realization: In the last episode of WandaVision, when finally confronted with how Westview's citizens actually feel, and that she's been unconsciously using them as receptacles for her grief and despair. Wanda panics, nearly kills all of them with a psychic chokehold, and immediately resolves to dispel the Hex once she calms down, knowing full well she'll have to erase her family from existence. After she discovers that Westview has No Sympathy for her, Wanda admits that she doesn't deserve any and doesn't hold a grudge at all.
  • Heroine With Bad Publicity:
    • In Civil War she becomes a target for hostile media coverage and public fear due to her actions in Lagos, even though she was trying to save lives.
    • Her bad publicity becomes a plot point in WandaVision, as Tyler Hayward uses her past as a terrorist and a fugitive to paint her as an unambiguous villain so he can justify killing her and cover up his revival of Vision in violation of the law. By the end of the series, she's publicly revealed as the person who accidentally kidnapped and mind-controlled an entire town.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers quite a few throughout her appearances in the MCU.
    • After Pietro is killed, she abandons any chance of saving her own life to seek out Ultron for revenge, requiring Vision to save her as Sokovia starts plummeting to the ground like an asteroid.
    • In Infinity War, being forced to destroy Vision is devastating to Wanda, and it only gets worse when Thanos uses the Time Stone to reverse her efforts and kill Vision all over again to claim the Mind Stone. Afterward, when Thanos uses the Snap and she begins to fade, Wanda just kneels, utterly broken, over Vision's dead body, barely seeming to notice or even care as she crumbles herself from Thanos wiping out half the universe.
    • In WandaVision, when she sees S.W.O.R.D cutting up Vision's body like he's just a robot and not letting her bury him hurts her a lot, but she says her goodbyes and leaves. It's finding out that he bought them a plot of land in Westview and knowing they'll never get to have that future that makes her fall to her knees weeping, and lets out a power surge that creates the sitcom world and fake Vision.
  • Hidden Depths: One of the most prominent items in her bedroom at the Avengers Compound is an acoustic guitar.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Putting her faith in the wrong people is the main reason she started as a villain in the first place. She trusts both Hydra and Ultron before switching sides.
  • Hot Witch: WandaVision confirms Wanda uses magic closer to traditional witchcraft note , and is a beautiful young woman portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen.
  • Housewife: The role Wanda assumes in her Westview sitcom is as Vision's wife, who stays at home while he works to raise their children and socialize with the other housewives in the neighborhood. It reflects her longing for a normal life and family.
  • Hypno Ray: Wanda afflicts mental manipulations when her red energy bolts hit their target.
  • Iconic Attribute Adoption Moment: Over her first four MCU films, Wanda generally wears Civvie Spandex outfits rather than a garish superhero costume, and was never actually called by her comic codename, with everyone just calling her Wanda instead. The final episode of WandaVision sees her adopt both the Scarlet Witch name and her iconic costume and tiara from the comics during her battle with Agatha.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In the idyllic sitcom world she created for herself in WandaVision, she isn't an Avenger anymore; she is a housewife with a loving husband and two kids. She still has her powers but uses them for Mundane Utility.
  • I Know What You Fear: In Age of Ultron, she is able to induce visions in her victims that reveal their greatest fears and read those visions. She knows what Agatha Harkness fears as well.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: The Scarlet Witch is capable of spontaneous creation. Essentially, this means Wanda can do whatever she wants, and she first uses these powers to create an entire sitcom-based Pocket Dimension in the town of Westview, which she has absolute control over.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline:
    • Many scenes showing close-ups of her, where she's using her powers to hold something back, inadvertently showcase her chest straining against her costume.
    • Averted with her manifested Scarlet Witch costume, which covers up the entirety of her chest and the only skin she shows is on her arms.
  • Instant Costume Change: WandaVision shows that she can magically switch between clothing styles when crossing through the Hex barrier (going from 80s' blowout and mom-jeans to 21st century hair and her Avengers outfit to confront Hayward), going from a hoodie to a 1950s dress when first creating the Hex, and from civilian clothes to her Scarlet Witch costume in the finale.
  • It's All About Me: In WandaVision, it's unclear when she became aware that she created her sitcom paradise, but once she is aware, she will seemingly do anything to preserve it, even if it means endangering S.W.O.R.D. agents, brainwashing innocent people to play along, and even manipulating Vision. Lampshaded in the last Parody Commercial from the Show Within a Show, which tells Wanda to take an antidepressant "because the world doesn't revolve around you... or does it?"
  • It's All My Fault:
    • Age of Ultron: After realizing the destruction her actions have caused up to that point, she says this verbatim to Clint and nearly has a Heroic BSoD. Clint tells her that whatever she did in the past, the best way to make amends is to get up and do something about it, which she does, officially becoming an Avenger.
    • Civil War: She considers the death of the Wakandans in Lagos to be her fault, since it was a result of her using her powers to shield Cap from Rumlow's bomb vest. In contrast, Cap says it was his, since he got distracted by Rumlow's mention of Bucky and failed to notice the vest until it was too late.
    • WandaVision: she discovers that she has been unwittingly subjecting all the residents of Westview to Mind Rape.
  • Just a Kid: In Civil War, Steve insists that Wanda is "a kid" to Tony when the two are discussing her bad press.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • For her role in the plot of Age of Ultron, she has very little punishment. While she does understand that hexing Hulk was wrong, she never has to face any direct retribution for the deaths she caused by brainwashing Hulk, nor is it really brought up, not even during Ross's The Reason You Suck lecture in Civil War. Her inadvertent role in the creation of Ultron through her hexing of Tony isn't addressed (though Tony himself doesn't face significant consequences either). What she gets is the aesop collateral damage of losing her brother.
    • She also flies away at the end of WandaVision without surrendering herself to the authorities, though this is justified by the fact that she doesn't know how to keep her new powers from causing damage without conscious intent, and she is going into Self-Imposed Exile until she can learn to prevent this.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty:
    • She's labelled a menace in Civil War after accidentally killing some Wakandan citizens while trying to contain Crossbones' suicide bomb. This makes the Wakandan government hate her guts and Tony fears she'll be arrested as a fugitive for lacking a visa. Plus, the United Nations are using Sokovia as an excuse to control the Avengers, which she had a part in by initially helping Ultron and indirectly influencing Tony to complete Ultron with the Mind Stone.
    • Then in WandaVision, she is chased off by the Westview civilians for her grief-induced actions against them, further turning her into a pariah.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: In Infinity War, Wanda does it to Vision to prevent Thanos from obtaining the Mind Stone, though this is immediately undone by Thanos with the Time Stone.
  • Knight Templar: Her grief and not thinking clearly aside, she drives through a Dying Town for five minutes and has genuinely convinced herself that making everyone shiny and happy is better for them. She's called out hard in the last episode.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Her magical powers manifest as eerie dark red energy, with hugely destructive effects both physically and psychically. Her combat outfits are also more feminine in appearance compared to fellow Avenger Black Widow's, with a fondness for dresses and fashionable jackets, and she usually carries herself with a calm, contemplative demeanor.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Bruce chokes her when she tries to stop him and Tony from putting JARVIS into Vision's body. Subverted, when she easily breaks free from his grip and pushes him back without a struggle.
  • Leave Me Alone!: She makes very clear after creating the Hex that she just wants to be left alone, even saying as much when she leaves it to confront Hayward for trying to fire a missile at her. If they leave her alone, then she won't mind-control them into shooting their leader.
  • Leitmotif: Has her own theme as of WandaVision.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
    • After Hawkeye delivers a "No More Holding Back" Speech to her in Age of Ultron, she comes out of her hideout with all spells blazing to smash robots.
    • Wanda is content playing the part of a normal housewife while in her Hex, but when her children are threatened by an armed drone Wanda comes out and shows she is very capable of wiping the S.W.O.R.D agents watching the anomaly off the map should she choose to.
  • Longing For Fiction Land: She accidentally creates the Hex so she can live in the classic sitcom worlds she grew up loving. Played for Horror as the other residents of Westview did not want to be part of that fantasy.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: In Age of Ultron, Wanda's powerset is limited to mind control and telekinesis, further offset by her status as a Glass Cannon. But starting from Infinity War, she becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the MCU capable of laying the smackdown on Thanos himself. Then WandaVision happens, showing her capable of rewriting the fabric of reality itself. And it's implied that she's capable of even more with proper training.
  • Long-Range Fighter: She possesses powerful Telekinetic abilities, but is a Glass Cannon that can be shut down in melee range.
  • Love Makes You Evil:
    • In Age of Ultron, she attacks the Avengers because she deems Tony Stark responsible for her parents' deaths and wants revenge.
    • In WandaVision, she is married to Vision and has two sons; she loves them dearly. Too bad they only exist in the town Wanda has isolated from the outside world, mind-raping its citizens to play along.
  • Magical Gesture: In the comic books, Scarlet Witch most often uses the classic "hand horns" gesture for her powers. Here, it's mixed up with what the screenwriters called her "wiggly woos", various rolling motions with her fingers and hands. Elizabeth Olsen actually studied how Scarlet Witch's hands were drawn in the comics when using her powers to create the right "body language" for Wanda.
  • Makeup Is Evil: She has Excessive Evil Eyeshadow in Age of Ultron, where she starts as a villain, and wears significantly less make-up after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Mama Bear: Let's just say that pointing an unmanned and armed drone at her twin sons is bound to piss her right off. Ditto Agatha using them as hostages. Wanda subjected her to a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Manipulative Editing: An actual power she possesses, albeit mostly an unconscious one: Not only does the Show Within a Show in WandaVision automatically edit out almost all intrusions from the real world, but when HYDRA scientists view the video footage of their experiments on her, the tape mysteriously cuts out everything that happened after the experiment began.
  • Mass Hypnosis: In Age of Ultron, she uses it to evacuate civilians en masse. Later does it on a massive scale to residents of Westview to make them play along in her sitcom paradise.
  • Mind over Matter: The ability she first demonstrates in Strucker's prison during The Stinger of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is telekinesis. It also turns out to be the one thing that vibranium as armor can't protect against, as she could tear open Ultron's vibranium shell to show Ultron what it felt like when she felt her brother die, and she could also immobilize Vision and densify him enough to make him crash several stories down a building.
  • Mind Rape:
    • In Age of Ultron, she hexes the Avengers and causes them to freak out involuntarily. Her power forces them to experience different visions: Natasha sees her past, Tony the future, and Cap and Thor alternate realities. It leads Tony to build Ultron and Thor to investigate his hallucinations and help create Vision. Although we don't see what she showed Bruce, it's enough for him to Hulk out uncontrollably in South Africa.
    • In WandaVision, she has all of Westview under her control. In Episode 5, Vision temporarily frees "Norm", one of the victims from it. Norm is unaware how much time has passed and horrified that Wanda is "in his head" and "it hurts." Other characters explain that the mind control feels like Wanda's unresolved grief getting into their heads and forcing them to feel what she feels.
  • Misplaced Retribution: When she and Pietro were kids, a shell smashed into their apartment block, killing her parents and staring them in the face for two days. It hampered efforts to rescue them as they waited to see if it would explode. Wanda then blamed Tony Stark, whose company made the shell, rather than the people who actually fired it. She also hates the Avengers merely because they're associated with Tony, and instead of getting her revenge on him as an individual, she goes after the Avengers as a whole. She eventually realizes that she is wrong.
  • Most Common Superpower: Her Scarlet Witch costume is very form-fitting and emphasizes Elizabeth Olsen's chest.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Impossibly-Low Neckline in her combat outfit aside, she wears a corset and fishnets during her and Vision's magical act in episode 2 of WandaVision, and the classic Scarlet Witch costume from the comics as a Halloween costume in episode 6. While her upgraded Scarlet Witch outfit lacks the cleavage of her Avengers costume, it's considerably more form fitting, showing her figure, and shows a lot more exposed skin.
  • Mundane Utility: In WandaVision, she uses her magical abilities for all sorts of mundane tasks, from dishwashing and cleaning, to assembling a cradle, to conjuring a dog collar out of thin air. Agatha is disappointed that she's using her magic to do such mundane things.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Wanda has a mini-freakout after being surrounded by Ultron sentries in the final Sokovian battle, when she realises the serious implications of her earlier actions. It takes a pep talk from Clint to snap her out of it.
    • She gets another such moment in Civil War after she unsuccessfully tries to prevent a self-detonating Crossbones from killing civilians by sending him flying upwards into the sky, but the bomb explodes when he's still only a few stories above the ground, killing many people on the relevant floors of an adjacent building.
    • In episode 4 of WandaVision, she is visibly ashamed after brutally forcing Monica out of Westview with her magic, nearly tearing up on the spot. Monica later says to her that she knew Wanda didn't truly want to hurt her, and believes that Wanda in fact protected her from any real damage using her magic.
    • For WandaVision's episode 9, she panics when she realises that she has accidentally mind-controlled all the citizens of Westview, and quickly takes steps to release them from the Hex (after almost choking them to death in distress).
  • Mystical Pregnancy: In the second episode of WandaVision, Wanda miraculously becomes pregnant with Vision's child, despite the latter being 1: an android with no physical way to conceive children and 2: dead. Even crazier is that the two don't realize she's due to bear children until they both notice that Wanda somehow has managed to become at least three months pregnant in the span of a few seconds. The following episode shows it progressing even more rapidly - as Vision puts it, the twins are "approximately nine months early".
  • Naïve Newcomer: During the Lagos mission at the start of Civil War, the situation is explained to Wanda as she observes what she sees and Natasha and Steve explain what it means.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: At the end of Age of Ultron, she has learned how to manipulate her abilities to fly. As of WandaVision her powers have upgraded into full-on reality warping, called "re-writing".
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Her powers are derived from the Mind Stone and were originally limited to telepathy. Later additions to her power set added telekinesis, energy manipulation, density manipulation and as of WandaVision, outright reality manipulation.
    • Like her comic book counterpart, she has a habit of suddenly developing new abilities without any warning: For most of Avengers: Age of Ultron she needs to get up close to people to control their minds, but after her Heel–Face Turn, she's shown using her powers from a distance to compel Sokovians to leave their homes.
    • WandaVision also shows that she innately had the one power of comics Wanda, probability change, which was used to ensure the bomb that landed in her house didn't explode.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: For most of Age of Ultron. She is an Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette with Glowing Eyes of Doom, she sneaks up on the heroes a lot, and induces terrible visions. Post her Heel–Face Turn, she no longer fits this trope, except the scene in Endgame where she lays a Curb-Stomp Battle on Thanos himself. She relapses into this at times in WandaVision where she unintentionally Mind Rape an entire town and then very purposefully does it to the Big Bad.
  • No Body Left Behind: She is disintegrated along with half the universe after Thanos completes the Infinity Gauntlet. She and the rest of the deceased are restored by Professor Hulk performing the snap shortly before Thanos’ army arrives.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent:
    • Starting with Infinity War, Elizabeth Olsen heavily downplays Wanda's distinctive Eastern European accent that she had in her first two speaking appearances. In-Universe, this change is justified by her trying to speak closer to an American accent to avoid being caught by the authorities.
    • For most of WandaVision, Wanda speaks in an incredibly loud and exaggerated version of Olsen's normal accent, fitting in with the American sitcom throwback weirdness of Westview. However, her accent returns when Wanda's real personality begins to slip in, which happens when she directly controls the reality around her, such as when she tells Vision to help Mr. Hart, when she rewinds time after she and Vision encounter the beekeeper, and when she's recalling her real past to Monica and when she expels Monica from the Hex. When she leaves the bubble to confront Hayward, her accent returns, even stronger than it had been in Infinity War and Endgame. She also has a slight accent when speaking with Agatha Harkness, whose house is immune to the influence of the Hex. Lampshaded by Agatha:
      Agatha: That accent really comes and goes, doesn't it?
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood:
    • In Age of Ultron, she and Pietro seem to be evil at first, until it's dug deeper that they just lost their parents to one of Stark Industries' bombs when they were kids and want revenge. When Wanda looks into Ultron's mind and sees what he desires, she and her brother join the Avengers' side.
    • In WandaVision, although Hayward tries his best to paint Wanda as a monstrous victimizer of the Westview anomaly, Monica, Jimmy, and Darcy are the only ones to give her the benefit of the doubt, admitting that she's just a woman grieving over losing her parents, twin brother, and the love of her life; all she ever wants is a loving family and a home. Wanda admits that she herself barely understands the power she possesses and everything she did was not intentional, just purely out of grief.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can use her telekinetic abilities to make herself fly.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: As Cap remarks when he learns of their origins, she and Pietro are just like him, in that they volunteered to be experimented on so that they could gain super powers with which to protect their country. In both cases, the scientists (Erskine, Strucker respectively) were German too.
    Cap: What kind of monster would let a German scientist experiment on them to protect their country?
    Maria Hill: We're not at war, Captain.
    Cap: They are.
  • Not Wearing Tights:
    • She eschews a costume in favor of street clothes. She finally gets a real superhero costume in the final few seconds of Age of Ultron, although we never see her wearing it in any action sequence.
    • In Civil War, she only wears her promotional costume during the airport fight. She is either in undercover gear (Lagos), casual attire (Avengers Compound), or a prison straightjacket (The Raft) for the rest of the movie. The costume designer also wanted to choose something deliberately less costume-y, feeling Wanda has yet to come into her own. Infinity War starts with her undercover and thus back in street clothes, but once the Avengers rescue her and Vision, she takes back the Civil War costume.
    • Averted entirely by the end of WandaVision, where she has gained a comics-accurate costume.
  • Not What I Signed on For: She happily joins Ultron's side when he tells her and her brother he wants to destroy the Avengers, since it was a Stark Industries bomb that destroyed their home and killed their parents. Both pull a Heel–Face Turn when they find out that Ultron is also plotting The End of the World as We Know It.
    Wanda: You said we would destroy the Avengers. Make a better world.
    Ultron: It will be better.
    Wanda: When everyone is dead?!
  • Obliviously Evil: In WandaVision, once she becomes consciously aware of what she had done, Wanda believes that the citizens of Westview are better off living in the sitcom world of the Hex rather than having to deal with the harshness of reality. Within the Hex, she can keep them safe and iron out any problems they have in a 30-minute episode. It's only when the citizens are freed from her control and they tell her how horrifying the Mind Rape experience was, as well as the effect it has had on their families, that she realizes the damage she did.
  • Odd Friendship: During a good portion of Age of Ultron, Wanda and Hawkeye are enemies at each other's throats with completely different ideals, power sets, and motivations. Come Civil War, she ironically treats Hawkeye with probably the most respect out of all the Avengers (barring Cap and maybe Vision), and looks up to him as a sort-of cool big-brother/mentor figure after the death of her original sibling (who died protecting Hawkeye from gunfire), anyway.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: She wears a red one when performing a magical act (as "Glamour") along with Vision (as "Illusion"). And in a lesser case, the one in her Avengers outfit, which Elizabeth Olsen even complained made her the only heroine with cleavage.
  • Official Couple: Vision and Wanda have become a couple during the time between Civil War and Infinity War, meeting up with each other for romantic holidays.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Meeting Ultron for the first time, a creature completely immune to her telepathic tricks, and again after she catches a glimpse of his real goal through the mind of the Vision.
    • When she sees Thanos use the Time Stone to rewind Vision's death and the Mind Stone's destruction.
  • Older Than They Look: Downplayed Trope. Her confirmed birth year of 1989 puts her with the same age of Elizabeth Olsen, but in Age of Ultron and Civil War, she's treated more like someone in their late teens/early 20s, while actually being 26/27.
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: As Agatha Harkness explains, witches typically need a coven to teach them magic and then they need to use incantations to work that magic. The fabled "Scarlet Witch" doesn't need either of them, and thus she can wield her power more freely than any normal witch.
  • One-Woman Army: In Avengers: Infinity War, she is able to stop a massive line of Thanos's threshers (giant bladed wheel-shaped machines) and redirect them at many Outriders.

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  • Parental Hypocrisy: In Episode 5 of WandaVision, she teaches Tommy and Billy that there is a natural order of things one should not interfere with, and cites aging and death as examples. This is after Wanda wished a new version of Vision and her children into existence - though both have been entirely subconscious.
  • Parents as People: When her depression gets really bad and she starts mentally breaking down, she is unable to pay much attention to her own son pleading for help when he can't control his own powers. She isn't maliciously neglecting them, but she can barely keep her own sanity in one piece.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In WandaVision, she uses her magic to protect Monica from harm as she ejects her from Westview, which is what convinces Monica that Wanda isn't intentionally trying to hurt people.
    • In episode 6, Ralph Bohner commends her for doing her best to handle the ethical implications of the Hex, by keeping families together, giving people personalities that aren't too far from their real ones, and giving everyone better jobs than they had in real life. However, it's unclear how much of this is Wanda's conscious choice, and the finale shows that pretty much everyone in Westview was actually miserable even when she thought they were at peace.
  • Person of Mass Construction: Her grief over losing everyone she's ever cared about causes her powers to go haywire in WandaVision, where she instinctively creates a barrier around a small town in New Jersey, a house on the plot Vision bought for them, and even fully sentient simulacra of Vision and two children. Agatha outright calls her a "being of spontaneous creation".
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She's one of the most powerful individuals in the universe. Her arc in Civil War is all about how people are afraid of her almost as much as she's afraid of herself. When Cap performs an illegal mission that has nothing to do with Wanda, Tony immediately asks Vision to keep her at the Avengers compound solely to keep the United Nations placated. In Infinity War, she can, albeit with a great deal of effort, destroy an Infinity Stone that gave Wanda her powers, and upon her resurrection she is the one who comes the closest to killing Thanos before Tony is able to snap Thanos out of existence.
  • Power Glows: Using her powers produces a bright red glow. Even the more subtle uses of her power cause her irises to glow red.
  • Power Incontinence: In WandaVision, her desperate desire to live a happy life like in her childhood sitcoms has led her to accidentally create the Hex during a Heroic BSoD. She does not fully control it after its creation either. It starts off mildly silly when she keeps turning dinner into the wrong things. By episode 7, Wanda's having a mental breakdown, causing many portions of her home to switch between time periods or warp into other forms.
  • The Power of Creation: According to WandaVision, chaos magic is "the power of spontaneous creation," which explains how Wanda was able to re-create Vision from nothing but her memories of him. However, as yet, the things she creates can't exist outside of a limited space.
  • The Power of Hate: Whenever she is sufficiently angry at somebody, her powers become much stronger than usual, as evident of her defeating Ultron and Thanos.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Wanda's magic manifests as Psychic Powers gained from the Mind Stone, whereas in the comics she can change probability to the point where she can alter reality on a large scale due to being chosen by the demon Chthon. In WandaVision, however, it turns out she is indeed using Chaos Magic.
  • Psychic Powers: After being experimented on by HYDRA with Loki's scepter, Wanda gained both core psychic powers: Telepathy (in Age of Ultron, she induces hallucinations in the Avengers to reveal their worst fears, reads Ultron's mind, instantly feels when her brother dies and mentally influences the civilians en masse to make them leave a war zone), — and very strong Telekinesis, including the ability to lift and rapidly move heavy objects, propel herself into flight, create protective shields (in Age of Ultron) and emit destructive blasts, bursts (after Quicksilver's death in Age of Ultron) and beams (in Infinity War) of energy. All her spells are colored red.
  • Psychoactive Powers: When she begins to panic, her powers reach out on their own and begin hurting the people who caused her distress, even though she didn't intend it. Upon feeling Pietro's death, her magic vaporizes the Ultron sentries surrounding her in the church. In Westview, characters who depart from her "scripts" get violently punished while Wanda seems confused about why it's happening.
  • Race Lift: The Maximoff twins have usually been portrayed as Romani in the comics (either as the children of Magneto and his Romani wife Magda, children of the Romani Django and Marya Maximoff, or children of the Romani Natalya Maximoff), and of Jewish ancestry during the period when they were considered Magneto's children. In the MCU they are portrayed as white Eastern Europeans.
  • Randomly Gifted: Wanda is a powerful witch, who is destined to be the Scarlet Witch, but is the daughter of people without any importance.
  • Reality Warper:
    • In a behind-the-scenes feature from Civil War Vision states that Wanda can manipulate molecular polarity, allowing her to alter reality. It seems to be a minor form of this, however, to prevent her from having a full-on Story-Breaker Power.
    • WandaVision eventually reveals that this is exactly Wanda's power, as a chaos magic wielder... she's just not entirely in control of it.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: In Age of Ultron, she is a dark-haired girl in a black dress and a red jacket, her magic glows red, and she works for the bad guys for most of the movie. Her Scarlet Witch outfit is red and black, and the people of Westview certainly don't think she's a nice person after what she did to them.
  • Redemption Demotion: In Age of Ultron, she is able to take down every member of the Avengers (except Hawkeye) by using her telepathic abilities to induce fear and visions of longing or foreboding. Once she joins the team and is fighting alongside Team Cap in Civil War, she never once uses this power and instead restrains herself to using telekinesis. Justified given that she's horrified when she realizes that the conflict in Age of Ultron was indirectly her fault. Her capabilities caused cracks on the team and lead Tony to create Ultron out of fear and paranoia. Using them again on the heroes would be highly immoral, and using them on the villains could lead to unpredictable results. That said, when facing off against the centuries-old, more skilled Agatha Harkness, Wanda decides all bets are off and uses this creatively once again.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her corneas turn red whenever she's about to use her power, and outright glow when she's angry. Her victims also undergo this when subdued to her Mind Rape.
  • Red Is Heroic: Still retains the aforementioned colors after pulling a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Red Is Violent: When she is out for Thanos's blood in Endgame, she is wreathed in the sinister red glow of her power, complete with a glowing red Death Glare.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With her brother, Pietro, back when he was still alive. Although easily swayed by her emotions, to the point that the strength of her powers are actively influenced by them, Wanda was the more mature of the two and tended to keep her brother's impulsive tendencies in line.
  • Retcon: Her birth year was said to be 1989 in WandaVision, despite acting much like a teenage girl in Age of Ultron and Civil War, possibly to line her up with Olsen's actual age, although it's possible that Wanda is experiencing a form of age regression, which often is used as a defense mechanism to protect against trauma or stress.
  • Revenge Before Reason: This is her motivation throughout Age of Ultron. She wanted revenge on Tony Stark over her parents' deaths to the point that anyone with him was, in her eyes, either just as bad as he was or simply Collateral Damage. She abandons her position of guarding the anti-gravity device to destroy Ultron Prime when he kills Pietro, even though he can barely move at this point. This almost causes her own death and the planned extinction event as one of his sentries manages to activate the device's reverse switch.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Wanda has a tendency to hold back in fights because she's afraid of hurting others. Kill someone she loves, though, and there is very little that will stop her wrath.
    • Avengers: Age of Ultron sees her unleash a wave of energy in anguish when she feels Quicksilver's death, which destroys all the Ultron bots nearby. She even manages to rip Ultron Prime's heart out of his (albeit heavily weakened) vibranium body.
    • Avengers: Endgame sees her unleash her full power against Thanos, as she finally has a chance to avenge Vision after returning from the Snap. She effortlessly ragdolls him until he calls in an aerial strike, and is the only Avenger who came close to defeating him in a fight.
  • Robosexual: Falls in love with, and later dates Vision, an android created by the Avengers. In WandaVision, they or rather, her and a copy of Vision created by Wanda's subconscious end up eloping to Westview together and (somehow) engage in coitus in the series' second episode that results in Wanda's Mystical Pregnancy.
  • Sadistic Choice:
    • In Avengers: Infinity War, she has to choose between killing her loved one, Vision, to destroy the Mind Stone or allowing Thanos to get the stone and wipe out half the universe. She ultimately chooses to kill Vision, but Thanos uses the Time Stone to undo this choice and rips the Mind Stone from Vision's forehead, killing him anyway. And then he performs his Badass Fingersnap.
    • WandaVision presents her with another one, as she discovers that she can't end her spell and free the people of Westview without wiping Vision and her children from existence. Once she finds out how miserable the Westview residents are under her spell, she recognizes that there is no other choice but to end it.
  • Self-Imposed Exile: By the end of WandaVision, Wanda ends up exiling herself after all the harm she caused Westview. The post-credits show her living in a small, isolated cabin near a mountainous lake area, studying the Darkhold intently.
  • She's Got Legs: Wanda mostly wears short dresses, oftentimes accompanied by high socks, and sometimes tight pants or leggings that show off her long, very nice legs.
  • Ship Tease: With Vision. In Age of Ultron, deliberate scenes are shown with Wanda being the first thing Vision sees, her subsequently ogling his naked body while he speaks to Thor (to the point that Pietro has to make her knock it off). Near the end, Vision is the one who finds her and rescues her from the falling city where they stare into each other's eyes for a moment, and she keeps staring as they fly off. In Civil War, Vision is helping Wanda out with her esteem issues, tries to lift her spirits by cooking a meal he knows she'd like, and becomes very protective over her. By Infinity War, the two have hooked up properly, despite the fact that Vision is technically supposed to be hunting her, and go on romantic holidays whenever they get the chance.
  • Shrouded in Myth: According to Agatha, the Scarlet Witch is supposed to be a title for a mythical being. It's the name ancient witches had given to the one who is capable of spontaneous creation through chaos magic, and can wield this magic without any need for training or incantations. Agatha is surprised to realize that Wanda is this very person, her exact words being "you're supposed to be a myth".
  • Simplified Spellcasting: According to Agatha, as the Scarlet Witch she needs no incantations to cast spells and can do it instantly, unlike other witches.
  • Skyward Scream: She collapses to her knees tearfully screaming when she senses that Pietro has been killed. Years later, Wanda screams in anguish in the foundations of the home Vision bought for them, grieving for the life she'll never have with him, and inadvertently creates the Hex around Westview in the process.
  • Sole Survivor: Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mention that she and Pietro were the only test subjects of Strucker who survived his experiments.
  • Squishy Wizard: Aside from her powers, she is just an ordinary human with little to no combat experience, which becomes apparent in the final battle against Ultron. Even after training, Wanda will stop any psionic action she's performing upon being attacked. Downplayed by Infinity War, where she's still the most physically fragile of the Avengers, but has improved to the point that she can hold her own (and eventually win) in a close-quarters brawl with Proxima Midnight. Taken even further in Endgame, where her telekinesis enables her to win a contest of brute strength against Thanos, something neither Hulk nor Thor could accomplish before, to the point of breaking his sword (that had shrugged off hits from Mjolnir and Stormbreaker, and had been used to destroy Cap's shield).
  • Status Quo Is God: She enforces this in Westview. Using her reality-altering powers to either make people forget things that don't fit into her vision of the world, or violently eject anyone that tries to break the immersion on purpose.
  • Stepford Smiler: In WandaVision, she plays the part of a happy, smiley, and relatively-carefree housewife and mother. However, there are cracks in the façade: occasionally she gets reminded of the events of past movies, or something just isn't quite right with her perfect world. Later, she is revealed to rewrite reality around her to create and keep that perfect world going; to some degree, she is aware that it's not real but pretends it is. Monica describes being under Wanda's mind control as being crushed under terrible grief. Episode 8 makes it clear this has been going all the way back to when she first joined the Avengers, feeling crushed under grief and misery over losing her family, but not doing anything about it until after the Blip, when all the repressed grief finally causes her to snap.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Wanda is the most powerful Avenger. Her telekinesis and Hex Blasts can turn the tides of any battle.
    • Wanda's is able to destroy several Ultron Sentries, hold her own against Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight, and wipe out many Outriders by dropping a giant bladed tank on them. She can even immobilize Thanos while destroying the Mind Stone within Vision's head.
    • In the final battle against Thanos and his army Wanda tears the Mad Titan’s armor to shreds in mere seconds and comes extremely close to killing him all by herself, something not even Thor or Captain Marvel (the other two most powerful heroes) were able to do in that fight.
    • Her reality-warping powers have evolved to the point that she can hijack a town and turn it into a real-life sitcom, and do so completely subconsciously. Agatha outright states that her power is mythic.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Instead of simply having the power to move objects and read minds, she's shown doing things like disintegration and moving gaseous material, giving people targeted nightmares, or visions of the future. This is most likely due to the magical and reality altering aspects of her powers.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Vision realizes that since Wanda gained her powers after being experimented on by HYDRA with Loki's scepter, she is the only one who can destroy the Mind Stone since her powers were a byproduct of it. Indeed, Wanda's powers seem to be the only thing capable of destroying one of the Infinity Stones.
  • Telepathy: Besides giving her enemies visions, she can also see and feel what they are experiencing. This allows her to understand that the Avengers are not inherently evil, whereas Ultron... is more than a bit nuts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is the girly girl to Natasha Romanoff's tomboy. While Wanda is more emotional, fights long-range, and wears a dress, jewelry, and long hair into battle, Natasha is a calm but aggressive hand-to-hand fighter who has a tendency to dress in all black and is One of the Guys. This seems to fade as the movies move forward, where more female Avengers join the team. As of WandaVision, Wanda is ready to play the role of a happy, feminine housewife, an icon of old pastiche American sitcoms, whose interests rely in the protection and nurturing of her husband and children. Subverted at the end where her fantasy world shatters, and she's forced to play the solitary, independent witch role once again.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Wanda shows massive growth spurts and developments in the scope and nature of her powers.
    • By Civil War, after a year of training, she's honed her telekinetic skills and can move massive or multiple objects without a problem... unless she's panicked and said object is a madman about to detonate a bomb vest. Then, there's a problem.
    • By Infinity War she can hold her own in close combat against Proxima Midnight, stop and move a giant bladed tank, and simultaneously hold back Thanos, who had been curb-stomping the other heroes and had five of the Infinity Stones, while destroying the Mind Stone.
    • In Endgame after her resurrection, she proceeds to hand Thanos his behind on a silver platter, tearing his sword and armor apart like it’s tissue paper, and comes very close to killing him all by herself.
    • In WandaVision, she develops very potent Reality Warping abilities.
  • Tragic Heroine: The universe seems to be conspiring to ruin her life whenever possible. It started with her parents being killed by a missile from Stark Industries, then she and her brother were stuck in the ruins of their home for two days waiting for a second missile to go off, and it all snowballed from there.
  • Tragic Villain: Starts off as one in Age of Ultron, being motivated out of a desire to protect Sokovia and avenge her parents' deaths, before graduating to Tragic Heroine by the end of it.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • When she confronts Ultron in the Age of Ultron, she calmly asks if he knows how she felt when her brother died, and then rips his metal heart from his chest. Her facial expression is that of fury.
    • When confronting Thanos from 2014 in Endgame, she's relatively calm. Her voice quavering is the only indication of how absolutely livid she is.
    • When Monica offhandedly mentions Pietro's death at Ultron's hands in Episode 3 of WandaVision, Wanda coldly asks her what she said, before expelling Monica from the Hex.
    • Wanda is eerily calm when she confronts Tyler Hayward in Episode 5 of WandaVision, but her voice is seething rage. She tells him to leave, then possesses his men and has them turn their guns on him before she returns to Westview.
  • Trauma Button: Don't mention Pietro around her. It's not healthy. Don't mention Vision dying either.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her entire life has been one, as highlighted in Episode 8 of Wandavision:
    • She loses her parents at a young age by a bomb destroying their home, leaving Wanda and her twin brother Pietro trapped in the rubble for two days. After this, she ends up a volunteer for Strucker, who use her as a guinea pig for experiments with the Mind Stone.
    • Shortly after she and Pietro are released from the HYDRA facility, Pietro is killed by Ultron, an event that Wanda senses psychically.
    • She joins the Avengers, but her first onscreen mission ends in disaster, with Wanda attempting to save innocent civilians from a suicide bomber, only to lose control of her powers and accidentally cause dozens of deaths. She is then used as a scapegoat by Thaddeus Ross to crack down on the Avengers with the Sokovia Accords, and becomes a worldwide pariah.
    • During her time with the Avengers, Wanda and Vision fall in love. At the end of Infinity War, Wanda is forced into the Sadistic Choice of killing her lover to destroy the Mind Stone in Vision's head and thus to save half the universe from Thanos. With encouragement from Vision she manages to do so, but moments later Thanos uses the Time Stone to bring Vision back, then unceremoniously crushes his skull. Wanda has to watch him die twice while her efforts are completely wasted, and then she's dusted herself.
    • When Wanda gets undusted five years later, as many families are reunited, she still has to cope with Vision's death in a world that has moved on. She doesn't even get the chance to bury him, as Tyler Hayward has seized his body and is using his remains for research. Hayward refuses to turn the body over to her, and finding out that Vision bought a lot in Westview with the intention of the two of them living together is the final straw that drives her to create the Hex.
    • While she gets a chance of closure and acceptance of Vision's death, she finds herself back at square one after releasing Westview from the hex, justifiably shunned and feared by the town's inhabitants, only worsening her guilt and pariah status.
  • Troubled Abuser: In WandaVision she gaslights Vision and to some extent keeps him under her control, but not out of active malice. The Hex started out as Wanda's powers going haywire with grief and everything was originally subconscious. However, when she began to realize what was going on, Wanda couldn't bring herself to end it because she was finally happy. She convinced herself that she was making things better for the townspeople (fixing a marriage, helping a guy shine as a pianist) and making them feel safe. But once she's confronted with the truth of how much pain she's caused, Wanda finally ends it, despite it costing her her husband and children. Plus, when she believed that Vision had left her and their sons, she said that if Vision didn't want her anymore she couldn't force him to return.
  • Twin Telepathy: She and Pietro are extremely close and seem to move perfectly in tandem. It's justified as Wanda is a telepath and even felt her brother die.
  • Unknown Rival: 2014 Thanos is baffled by how personal she makes her fight with him, since she thinks he's the version of Thanos who (from her standpoint) just killed Vision about an hour ago. He quickly learns.
    Wanda: You took everything from me!
    2014 Thanos: I don't even know who you are!
    Wanda: You will.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Like the Masters of the Mystic Arts, Wanda can draw and harness magical energy from other dimensions. Unlike them, however, she doesn't have any formal training, so her powers are more chaotic and volatile than theirs, just like her personality. Anytime she uses them at their strongest, she's either acting on impulse, being reckless, or lacking the finesse to do exactly what she wants with them; expect a large amount of casualties/collateral damage to happen. Yet she is so strong that she can destroy an Infinity Stone in Infinity War, snap Thanos' Uru metal sword in half in Endgame and overwrite an entire town with her sitcom fantasy reality in WandaVision. Agatha Harkness, a witch with centuries of experience, is flummoxed that Wanda can alter reality so easily when it takes most witches years of training to do far less, yet falls victim to power-dampening runes that any magic practitioner should know about.
  • Unstable Powered Woman: Wanda is a young woman gifted with magic she was never formally taught, does not understand and cannot fully control. Even after her Heel–Face Turn, she is still one of the most dangerous and unstable members of the Avengers. Her botching a mission in Lagos sets off the events of Civil War. Come WandaVision, her lifetime of grief, loss, and sorrow has caused her to snap, retreating into a fantasy world of her own creation and sucking countless innocent bystanders in with her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • She's indirectly responsible for the creation of Ultron, the near-annihilation of mankind, and the death of her brother, all because she wanted to get revenge on Tony. Realizing this makes her undergo a Heroic BSoD twice and is likely the driver behind her joining the Avengers formally. Ultron's actions also become a catalyst for the Sokovia Accords, meaning Wanda's desire for revenge played a part in the dissolution of the Avengers.
    • Inverted in one instance; her instigations also cause Vision to be created, and alert the Avengers to a cosmic scheme involving the Infinity Stones which Thor goes off to investigate.
  • Villain Protagonist: Zig-Zagged in WandaVision that has her starring in her self-titled sitcom alongside Vision, where they try to live together as a standard couple in a small New Jersey town. She also painfully mind-controls the townsfolk to play along, and her enslavement of the town attracts the attention of S.W.O.R.D and the FBI. However, the creation of the Hex turns out to have been a grief-fueled accident Wanda has no recollection of, and she believed she was giving the townsfolk peace. Once she becomes aware that she has subjected everyone in Westview to Mind Rape, she ends the spell even knowing that it will erase her Vision and her children from existence.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Wanda is protective of her boyfriend and, later, husband Vision.
    • When they're attacked by Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive in Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda repeatedly blasts them away from Vision when they try to take the Mind Stone from him, refuses to leave when he asks her (for her own safety) to do so, and prepares to take them both on by herself until Cap and his team show up. This just makes it all the more tragic when she's forced to kill him by destroying the Mind Stone despite all her efforts to protect him. And when she sees Thanos about to kill Vision again, she furiously lunges at him, only to be blown back.
    • This even extends to non-combat situations; in WandaVision, when Dottie is making her suspicions of Wanda clear, Wanda doesn't seem too affected... but after Dottie casts aspersions on Vision, Wanda, without even meaning to, makes a glass explode in Dottie's hand. Later on, when Ralph Bohner makes fun of Vision for being dead, she doesn't hesitate to toss him aside.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: She has a very noticeable Eastern European one in her earlier appearances. It becomes heavily downplayed come Infinity War, and flat-out disappears in WandaVision. Her loss of the accent is justified however, as time spent away from her native Sokovia could have allowed her to pick up her more-Americanized accent from her fellow Avengers over time. Word of God says that this was because once Wanda went into hiding, her accent was one of the most recognizable things about her, hence the reason why she had to change it. Meanwhile, Wanda's loss of the accent in WandaVision is justified, as she's attempting to replicate the stereotypical housewife of classic American sitcoms. Her accent returns when her real personality begins to slip in, which happens when she directly controls the reality around her.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Nearly her entire life has been one massive Trauma Conga Line, so it's easy to understand why she'd do anything to have a happy family, like controlling an entire town with her powers as a Reality Warper so that she, her re-created husband and their children can all live peacefully.
  • World's Strongest Woman: By Phase 4, Wanda becomes the most powerful Earth-based heroine. While her lack of training and emotional volatility often limit her effectiveness, she is capable of vast-scale destruction with a little bit of focus.
    • In Endgame, she crushes Thanos, breaking his Uru metal sword, and comes seconds away from killing him before Thanos orders an airstrike to get her away from him. The closest match to her in the film is Carol Danvers, whose powers come from the Space Stone. But unlike Carol who has fully mastered her abilities for as long as Wanda has been alive, Wanda still has a lot of room to learn and fears some of her abilities.
    • By WandaVision, she is a full-blown Reality Warper whose powers rival those of an Infinity Gauntlet, with her harnessing powers equivalent to every Infinity Stone. And the terrifying part is that she's doing it mostly subconsciously. Agatha mentions that, according to the Darkhold, the Scarlet Witch is more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme.
  • Worthy Opponent: 2018 Thanos comes to view her as one after the fight she gives him while trying to keep him away from the Mind Stone, even likening her sacrifice of Vision to his sacrifice of Gamora to get the Soul Stone.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After losing her parents and her brother and being overwhelmed by guilt over the events of Civil War, she finds some happiness in her relationship with Vision in Infinity War, only for Vision to get badly wounded and ask her to destroy the Mind Stone, killing him in the process. She spends the majority of the movie trying to find another way, but after an intense battle in Wakanda, as Thanos approaches the couple, Wanda finally decides to destroy the Stone, killing Vision in a particularly painful manner. While she succeeds, Thanos reverses time to restore Vision and his Mind Stone only to rip it off of Vision and kill him again. Wanda is helpless to stop him, and is dusted after the Badass Fingersnap a few moments later. This is later discussed in WandaVision by Agatha, who notes that Wanda keeps on ending up alone and suffering.
  • You Killed My Father: The only reason she and Pietro join HYDRA, and later, Ultron, is because they lost their parents to an explosion caused by one of Stark Industries' weapons. Even after their Heel–Face Turn, she does precious little to hide her animosity towards Tony.
  • Your Worst Memory: In WandaVision, Agatha casts a spell that makes Wanda relive key moments of her life, including some of her worst memories — the death of her parents from a bomb, and becoming Strucker's test subject. Agatha follows Wanda into these "re-runs" because she wants to find out the origin of her powers.

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    Zombie Scarlet Witch 

Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

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Species: Zombified enhanced human

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Appearances: What If...?

A Variant of Scarlet Witch who became zombified.


  • Ambiguous Situation: How Wanda became a zombie and ended up in Camp Lehigh with Vision is a complete mystery to the audience.
  • Alternate Self: To the Scarlet Witch of the Sacred Timeline, coming from a timeline where she's transformed into a zombie, and is fed various limbs by Vision due to his love for her.
  • Death Glare: Her default expression after being turned appears to be a menacing scowl.
  • Elite Zombie: Of all the zombified heroes our Ragtag Bunch of Misfits face, Wanda is by far the most powerful threat faced, exclusively because of her game-breaking Mind over Matter powers. The only zombie who's implicitly confirmed to be more powerful than her is Thanos.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being an undead fleshcrawler who cares about nothing but her own sustenance, Wanda briefly takes the time to inspect and whimper over Vision's corpse, indicating she still loved him even in undeath.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Like most of the world, Wanda has become a Flesh-Eating Zombie.
  • Hero Killer: While we never actually see what she does with them, Zombie Wanda goes on to murder, or in the very least incapacitate, Kurt, Okoye, and Bucky upon being revealed to the surviving heroes. She's only stopped from picking off the rest of them thanks to the Hulk's Big Damn Heroes moment, and there's no indication that he survived their one-on-one fight either.
  • It Can Think: She still knows how to use her magic and has some memories left of her love for Vision, seen when she cradles his corpse.
  • No-Sell: Vision mentions that, thanks to the nature of her powers, the cure is useless in her. She seems to be also able to overpower the effects that the Mind Stone had in the rest of the zombies. In Episode 9, she finds herself on the receiving end, when Infinity Ultron shrugs off her powers with only momentary discomfort and irritation.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Infinity Ultron proves immune to her powers, Zombie Wanda deflates in confusion and fear — even her hair suddenly drops back down around her shoulders.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After discovering Vision's dead corpse, Wanda goes from being a mindless Flesh-Eating Zombie to a vengeful undead monster who attacks everyone living that she comes across.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: This aspect of Wanda is even more prevalent as a zombie.
  • Supernatural Floating Hair: Her hair floats when she uses her full power.
  • Supporting the Monster Loved One: Is the "monster" of the arrangement, as Vision keeps her in captivity and occasionally feeds survivors to her, such as T'Challa.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Played with. While Wanda doesn't exactly support Vision as a zombie due to...well, being a zombie, she still cares enough about her android lover to go on a vengeful killing spree upon discovering his corpse.
  • The Worf Effect: While her powers are capable of matching the Infinity Stones and even destroying them, and she's presented as the most powerful zombie by far, Infinity Ultron simply shrugs off her opening attack before anihilating the planet they both stand on.

 
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