The Vision and the Scarlet Witch
was a comic book published in 1982 and 1984, starring both former members of the Avengers, as they try to have a normal life. In the first series it was revealed that Magneto
was the father of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver
, and in the second Wanda got pregnant and delivered her two sons, Tommy and Billy
The series serves as one of several inspirations to the premise of WandaVision, while also taking cues from The Vision (2015) for the Vision himself, and House of M for the Scarlet Witch.
- Ascended Extra: The unnamed little girl who gets possessed in the Halloween issue of the first mini-series returns with a larger role in the second, where she is given a name ("Holly") and becomes Wanda's apprentice.
- Crossover: The first two issues of the second mini-series were part of a crossover with the first two issues of West Coast Avengers.
- Dream Tells You to Wake Up: Badly hurt by Nuklo, Vision is about to die, and has a dream with Orton, Ultron, the Human Torch and Wonder Man. The real Wonder Man is in the hospital, fighting against the Grim Reaper. At one point, both Wonder Men (the one in the dream and the real one) grab Vision and tell him to wake up, in unison.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Toad, formerly Magneto's put-upon lackey, returns with technology stolen from the Stranger, which makes him far more powerful and dangerous than he ever was in the past.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Nowadays, the reveal would hardly take anyone by surprise, people would likely read the comic precisely for it. And, as a result, the identity of the man cloaked in white should be clear.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: The most prominent example in comic books. And yet, Magneto did not say it directly, he said that Luna was his grandaughter.
- Reformed, but Rejected: Though Magneto tries to make amends with his children in the Thanksgiving issue of the second mini-series, it's clear they have a hard time getting past the abuse they endured at his hands while part of the Brotherhood. Also not helping matters is that other heroes present at the feast (Captain America, The Wasp Namor and Doctor Strange) have all had unpleasant run-ins with Magneto in the past, which makes them understandably hesitant to believe his supposed HeelFace Turn. By the end of the mini-series, however, Wanda and Pietro seem to be slowly coming around.
- We Come in Peace Shoot to Kill: Magneto does not want to fight his newfound family, but they attack him on sight, before he can explain things. Somewhat justified for all their violent previous history together. And that impenetrable magnetic shield around Quicksilver's home may be a sign that Magneto had come to fight just as always