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Wanda: Vision, this is our home.
Vision: Then let's fight for it.

The events of WandaVision come to a head, and the destinies of all who took part are determined.


  • Advancing Wall of Doom: As far as Vision and the twins are concerned, the Hex barrier is a retreating wall of doom. There are several shots of it gradually retreating towards Wanda's house, glowing an ominous red as it does so.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg:
    • Ralph goes from arrogant power guy to immediately begging for his life when Monica's new powers let her recognize his puka shell necklace as the device giving him Super-Speed and snatches it.
    • Agatha is also willing to beg when Wanda says she's going to trap her in her role as Agnes.
  • All for Nothing: Zigzagged. Much of the episode involves characters trying to keep Billy, Tommy and Hex Vision alive, only for Wanda to end the spell and wipe them from existence. However, whereas all the other losses she suffered were sudden and violent, here she finally gets to say a quiet goodbye on her own terms, which is implied to give her some amount of closure. The Ambiguous Ending also implies that Billy and Tommy's consciousnesses may still be out there somehow.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Tommy and Billy's existence is seemingly tied to the Hex, and they are assumed to have vanished along with Vision when Wanda removes it... but in the post-credits scene, Wanda hears their voices crying out to her while studying the Darkhold, implying that their situation might be a bit more complicated.
    • The last we see of White Vision, he has just had his memories restored by Hex Vision, and declares, "I am Vision" before taking off. Does he intend to continue living the original Vision's life of heroism, or does he intend to carry out his original directive by destroying himself?
  • And I Must Scream: Wanda's punishment for Agatha involves seemingly permanently overwriting her personality into the "Nosy Neighbor" Agnes while Agatha can do nothing from the inside, forcing her to stay in Westview and rendering her harmless.
  • Angst Nuke: Wanda loses control of her powers and accidentally strangles the townsfolk with her magic when they surround her after Agatha frees them from Wanda's control.
  • Astral Projection: In the post-credit scene, Wanda reads the Darkhold with her Astral Form while her physical form is sitting on the porch enjoying a cup of tea.
  • As You Know: Hex Vision and White Vision discuss the Theseus' Ship Paradox, first confirming that they know what it is, then describing it in detail before actually applying the concept to themselves. It sounds like two scholars debating, so it is useful to make sure that they're on the same page before moving on to the debate itself.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: During her battle with Agatha, Wanda utilizes her magic in ways she never presented before — but in ways that Agatha had during their battle. Wanda even mockingly poses like Agatha before teleporting for the first time, and beats the dark witch with the same Anti-Magic and Mana Drain tricks that Agatha had used on her.
  • Beam-O-War: Hex Vision and White Vision fire their respective forehead beams at each other a couple times. Hex Vision loses one of them and crashes.
  • Big Brother Instinct: As Agatha holds the twins hostage with magical ropes around their throats, Tommy (who is the older twin by a couple of minutes) shouts for her to let them go, and adds, "Let go of my brother!"
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Hex Vision comes in right when White Vision was about to crush Wanda's head. Had he not done that, Hayward would have gotten away with premeditated murder.
    • When Hayward tries gunning down Tommy and Billy, Monica uses her adjustable density powers to stop the bullets, and when Billy uses his powers to stop his last round, Hayward climbs into a HUMVEE with the intent of running over Monica and the boys as he makes his escape.
    • Darcy only has a cameo in this episode, but she makes it count by driving the funnel cake van into Hayward's car and keeping him from escaping.
      Darcy: Have fun in prison!
  • Bittersweet Ending: Wanda finally lets go of her pain and undoes the Hex, setting the townspeople free. Hayward is stopped and arrested for his crimes, Monica is on her way to becoming a superhero, and Agatha is turned into Agnes by Wanda so that she can never hurt anyone ever again. However, Wanda has to say goodbye to Vision and her family — possibly forever — and it's made clear that no matter the circumstances, the people of Westview still hate Wanda for what she did to them, and she has to go into hiding from the world. Also, the White Vision's memory is restored but then he flies out of Westview, with no clues as to his location.
  • Bookends: The Hex was created by a grief-stricken Wanda standing in the foundations of the property Vision had bought for them, and it ends with a healed Wanda standing in the same spot.
  • Bullet Dodges You: Billy stops a bullet that is fired at him with his powers.
  • Call-Back:
    • Wanda unnaturally speeds up her movements and puts Agatha into a nightmarish illusion built on her traumatic memories, much like what she did during her first encounter with the Avengers.
    • Woo escapes from his handcuffs using some sleight-of-hand and uses "Illusion's" Catchphrase "Flourish!" from the second episode.
    • The magic tome in Agatha's possession is revealed to be the Darkhold, which first appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — although it's currently taken on a different appearance.
    • Sarah Proctor's pleadings confirm Fietro's speculation that all the children are confined to their rooms and not interacting with anyone else in town.
    • Wanda panics as she realizes what she's been doing to the townspeople, and her powers unintentionally begin causing them to choke, the way "Mr. Hart" began to choke in the first episode when his questioning made Wanda panic.
  • Car Fu:
    • Wanda attempts to take Agatha out early on by telekinetically hurling a car at her.
    • Darcy also takes Hayward out of the action by ramming her stolen food truck into the side of his vehicle, pinning him to another parked car and leaving him trapped for the authorities to find later.
  • Chekhov's Classroom: Agatha's runes are used against her when Wanda etches them into the walls of the Hex. Wanda lampshades this by thanking Agatha for the lesson.
  • Chekhov's Gag: "Fietro" is revealed to really be a Westview resident named Ralph Bohner... as in the unseen husband Ralph that Agatha previously mentioned in her role as Agnes.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Darcy's dessert truck shows that it still is the armored personnel carrier it was originally when it is used to effectively box Hayward in his vehicle, which also references the fact (set up earlier with Monica's bulletproof vest remaining bulletproof when transmogrified into period clothes) that things changed by the hex retain their original properties.
    • The fight between Wanda and Agnes gives another gun that's fired in Spider-Man: No Way Home, namely that a spell can't be altered once cast.
  • Chekhov's Skill:
    • Jimmy has been studying stage magic, which he showed off earlier in the series by doing a card trick. In this episode we see that he also learned how to pick handcuffs and steal other people's phones.
    • While Hex Vision in various episodes is shown to have the ability to bring out suppressed personalities from within the Hex, it is here that it comes to use when he uses it on White Vision to bring back all of the memories he had as the original Vision.
  • The Chosen One: Agatha reveals to Wanda that her coming was foretold in the Darkhold, which states that her destiny is to destroy the world.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • White Vision's modulated voice makes him sound very similar to one of his "dads", Ultron.
    • Wanda's still fond of blindsiding opponents with telekinetically thrown cars.
    • Once again, Vision puts someone in a headlock, only this time, his opponent phases through him to escape instead of Vision phasing through them. Earlier, his opponent tried to yank out the Mind Stone from his forehead, but Vision phased through him to escape as well.
    • When we first see Wanda in the Scarlet Witch outfit, she's in the exact same pose as in the vision shown to her by the Mind Stone in the previous episode.
    • Agatha tells Wanda that, according to the Darkhold, the Scarlet Witch is more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme.
    • The cabin in the wilderness where Wanda settles looks very much like the one where Bruce Banner settled to work on his "anger issues."
    • After exiling herself to a mountainous lake area, Wanda is shown using an Astral Projection to gain knowledge from the Darkhold. Unlike Strange, however, Wanda has enough power to use it while still consciously walking about and doing things.
  • Cruel Mercy: After stripping Agatha of her powers, instead of killing her, Wanda turns her back into her character of "Agnes, the Nosy Neighbor", with her being fully aware of what's happening and being trapped in her own body, along with no longer having a house to live in. Just before she gets warped, Agatha almost begs for Wanda to kill her instead. The only sliver of hope for her is that Wanda tells her that she might wake her up if she needs her advice in the future.
  • Death Glare: When Wanda walks back into the main area of Westview after dispersing the Hex, every single citizen can be seen coldly staring at her as she walks by. Monica notes that the town doesn't remember what she did to save them, and justifiably aren't in a forgiving mood.
  • Death Is Cheap: Lampshaded just before Hex Vision disappears: he mentions how many times he's died and come back to life already, and suggests that the same thing will happen again.
  • Death of Personality: Averted. Bruce Banner's assumption in Avengers: Infinity War that Vision could still live without the Mind Stone is revealed to be correct in the case of White Vision, who isn't powered directly by the Mind Stone but by Wanda's chaos magic, and still has all of his memories, albeit little to no emotion associated with them, but they're still there, and he is able to survive in the real world.
  • Deflector Shields: When Agatha fires a spell at Wanda, Vision and the twins, she creates a hemispherical, red magical shield around them to protect her family. That's probably what Agatha was expecting, though, as she immediately starts draining Wanda's magic.
  • Dramatic Irony: Wanda has to let Vision die a third time, but doesn't seem to be aware that the original version of him now has his memories back and is out somewhere in the world.
  • Easily Forgiven: Played straight with Monica, who doesn't hold ill will towards an apologetic Wanda for her hostility and brainwashing in the Hex, as she has always related to her regarding being powered by grief. Averted with the rest of the townsfolk, however, who give her cold Death Glares as she walks by after removing the Hex. It's unstated how the government feels about Wanda. They should want to have words with her about kidnapping and torturing a few thousand people for roughly a week.
  • End-of-Series Awareness: Played for Drama in-universe. The Hex ends with the "extras" getting their brainwashing undone, begging Wanda to end it already. Agatha outright tells Wanda that her family will live as long as the sitcom world does, and Wanda is conflicted as to let it continue at the expense of everyone's freedom or let it go. When she undoes it for real, the last scene is set at night, and Wanda and Vision spend their last moments in the Hex tucking in the twins, telling them "family is forever" and thanking them for being their sons, and saying their goodbyes to each other in the living room.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: While Wanda is telling Billy and Tommy to go to their rooms in the beginning, Agatha can be seen rising up behind them in the background like a slasher villain after getting knocked down by Wanda.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Subverted. Before Hayward tells Jimmy his true intentions, we see Jimmy pick up a cell phone, implying that he is recording the conversation. In reality, he just picked it up to call the FBI to arrest Hayward within an hour, and we never see any proof that Jimmy recorded what Hayward said.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: When White Vision is about to crush Wanda's head, Hex Vision tackles him away from her and throws him into a propane tank on the back of a Winnebago, which causes the entire RV to explode.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Wanda's missed blasts when dueling with Agatha above Westview turn out to have been carving runes into the walls of the Hex itself. Wanda purposely "misses" Agatha seven times: one for each wall, and one for the "roof" of The Hex.
  • Exact Words: White Vision's directive is to "destroy the Vision". Hex Vision manages to get him to stand down by invoking the Theseus' Ship Paradox and arguing that he is not the true Vision.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Wanda's Vision calmly waits with Wanda for the Hex to vanish, knowing that he will go with it.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: "Fietro" keeps Monica from leaving his man cave attic by giving her a super-speed poke to the chest that launches her across the room.
  • Fingore: Agatha's fingers are all thoroughly blackened; something about unveiling her magic has done... something. Likewise, when Agatha drains some of Wanda's power, it leaves one of Wanda's hands withered.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Wanda finally accepts Vision's death, takes responsibility for her actions, and apologizes to Monica for not believing her.
  • Fragile Speedster: Fake Pietro may have been given Quicksilver's powers by Agatha, but he's definitely not a trained fighter. Him going up against trained soldier and federal agent Monica when she's ready for his speed this time results in him being flipped over her shoulder and pinned to the floor in a second.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When the Hex is glitching through different time periods, you can briefly see a billboard turn into an advertisement for Hydra Soak.
  • Genre Savvy: When they are all released from Wanda's control, Dottie/Sarah is the only one of the Westview residents who uses knowledge of In-Universe sitcom tropes while pleading with her, pitching storylines that would allow Sarah's daughter to come out of her room and be together with her.
  • George Lucas Altered Version:
    • Sometime around June 2021, the post-credits scene was edited to include more trees.
    • A editing mistake made is seem like a shadow was watching Wanda which people thought was Doctor Strange but this is incorrect.
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: Embracing her identity as the Scarlet Witch (and nullifying Agatha's magic) allows Wanda to conjure up a more armored, modernised version of her comics costume. It has more muted colors and comes complete with a hood and a headpiece, the latter of which initially manifests like Evanora's crown in the previous episode. Wanda commits to this outfit as she flees Westview.
  • Grand Finale: It's the final episode of WandaVision; the episode title says so.
  • Heel Realization: Up until now, Wanda genuinely believed that she was giving the residents of Westview an idyllic life. In her mind, she was keeping them safe and granting them peace. It's not until all of her victims outright tell Wanda about the mental torture they've endured that she realizes how much damage she's actually done.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": When Monica tries to explain to "Pietro" that his name is really Ralph Bohner, he chuckles and quietly repeats "Bohner".
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Wanda and Monica acknowledge that the former's bad rep is probably going to continue, at least in Westview, as the residents there will likely never forgive her for what she put them through or understand her reasoning and what she sacrificed for them.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Cataract Vision has them, which fade to a friendlier, neutral color when Hex Vision unlocks his memories.
  • I Lied: Agatha promises that if Wanda hands over all her power, she will fix the flaws in Wanda's spell to remove the Sadistic Choice between her family and Westview. After Agatha thinks she's absorbed all the power, she admits to Wanda that a spell can't actually be fixed once it's been cast. Fortunately, Wanda knew enough not to trust her.
  • Immune to Bullets: When Monica steps in front of Tommy and Billy to protect them from being shot at, the bullets pass through her, and she absorbs their kinetic energy.
  • Improvised Lockpick: Jimmy Woo uses a safety pin to open the handcuffs that Hayward had put on him.
  • Instant Costume Change: Wanda gains the ability to switch instantly between her civilian clothes and her Scarlet Witch costume.
  • Irony:
    • Hayward claimed in Episode 4 that Wanda had broken the Sokovia Accords and defiled Vision's will. Here, he ends up being arrested because that's what he did.
    • Agatha was the only resident in Westview not under the influence of a sitcom persona. Now she's the only one under her sitcom persona (Agnes) while everyone else is free.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Agatha's fighting style, more or less. Since her specialty is to Mana Drain any witches who attack her, she openly provokes Wanda as much as possible in order to siphon the Scarlet Witch's magical blasts. When outright confrontation fails to get the desired effect, she demonstrates how dangerous Wanda's powers have become (while offering to fix Wanda's mistakes) so the latter will beg her to take them.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Wanda pretends to agree to turn her power over to Agatha and begins blasting the older witch with them. However, she was also casting runes while doing so, nullifying Agatha's magic and turning the tables on her.
  • Just Between You and Me: Hayward tells Jimmy, an FBI agent, his entire Evil Plan to kill Wanda and blame her for reanimating Vision's corpse.
  • Logic Bomb: White Vision's mission is to "destroy the Vision". Westview Vision uses the Theseus' Ship Paradox to convince White Vision that he is actually the real Vision.
  • Magical Accessory: Agatha is revealed to be controlling Ralph via an enchanted necklace, the same one's he's worn in all of his scenes.
  • Mama Bear: Wanda gets fiercely protective of her sons when Agatha threatens them and commands them to go inside so they'll be out of harm's way, and part of the reason she aborts her first attempt to take down the Hex is because she sees Tommy and Billy in pain from its disintegration.
  • Mana Drain: Agatha's goal for Wanda, to absorb all her powers. Wanda turns the tables on Agatha and drains her instead.
  • Mle Trois: The Wanda-Vision Family and Monica vs. Agatha vs. S.W.O.R.D. and White Vision. More specifically, while it's mostly Wanda vs. Agatha and Tommy, Billy, and Monica vs. S.W.O.R.D., Agatha does at one point attack some of the S.W.O.R.D. agents and Wanda pulls a Save the Villain to stop them from being harmed. All the while, the two Visions are having their own fight off to the side.
  • Mercy Kill: "Mrs. Hart" begs Wanda to kill her instead of leaving her in her current state. However, Wanda does not oblige, instead eventually choosing to free her along with the rest of Westview.
  • Mirror Match: The two Visions fight for much of the episode, which eventually becomes an "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight.
  • The Missus and the Ex: Agatha describes the encounter between the two Visions as an awkward encounter between Wanda's ex and her current man.
  • Musical Nod: The first few notes of Doctor Strange's Leitmotif, slowed down and more ominous, can be heard when Wanda studies the Darkhold with her Astral Form, hinting at her appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Wanda's reaction when the people of Westview make it clear what being her puppets all the time feels like, and that her "protection" has been driving them insane. She holds it back at first, denying having hurt them... until she realizes she is strangling them and Agatha outright calls her out on torturing them.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • When Tommy takes the S.W.O.R.D. agents' guns, he also takes the opportunity to steal an agent's hat and goggles, making him look very similar to his speedster uncle from another universe.
    • Wanda's new costume mixes elements of her 1990s and 2000s uniforms.
    • The conversation between the two Visions about the Theseus' Ship Paradox is similar to a scene in The Avengers Issue #6.
    • Vision shedding a single tear at the end of the episode recalls a similar panel from the comics, one of his most iconic appearances in The Avengers Issue #58, an issue titled "Even an Android Can Cry".
    • When Vision and the boys begin to disintegrate the first time Wanda tries taking down the Hex, the effect looks similar to the way Wanda made and unmade reality in House of M.
    • Wanda delving into the Darkhold as a means of learning to control her powers ties into her comic-book origins, where her Chaos Magic comes from Chthon, the dark god that orchestrated the Darkhold's creation.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The scene showing Wanda and Vision staring out the window together had the red reflected glow of the Hex edited out.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Had Agatha not explained the technique of locking down other magic users by using runes within a defined space, Wanda probably would not have known that she could use that trick herself. Wanda thanks Agatha for the lesson after putting it to use. Agatha briefly seems to acknowledge how much of a mistake that was.
  • No-Sell: Agatha plays along for a bit, but Wanda's Mind Rape trick doesn't work on her.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Invoked. Wanda turns Agatha into "Agnes", the nosy neighbor alias she took up in the Hex, and keeps her in Westview to continue acting like one. She even says the words "nosy neighbor" while doing so.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Wanda gets overwhelmed by everyone confronting her, and her powers decide to do another Angst Nuke, choking everyone and further convincing them that she's an unsympathetic monster.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: When Wanda asks Monica why she, alone among her victims, doesn't hate her, Monica replies that if she had Wanda's power, she would have done the same thing to revive her mother.
  • Oh, Crap!:
  • Past-Life Memories: Played with. Since synthezoids are partially organic, their memory can't simply be wiped like a hard-drive, only suppressed as in a human brain. Hex Vision uses this to unlock the memories of White Vision's original life up to his previous death.
  • Pillar of Light: When Wanda first tries to remove the Hex, she releases a red beam of magic towards the sky.
  • Pivotal Wake-up: At the beginning, after being blasted by Wanda, Agatha rises up straight to her feet behind the twins. Not unexpected, as she can fly.
  • Psychic Strangle: When the people of Westview confront Wanda after they're released from her mind control, she panics and accidentally starts strangling them with her powers. She lets them go (from both the strangle and the Hex) when she realizes what she was doing, however.
  • Psychoactive Powers: As Wanda becomes emotionally overwhelmed by her Heel Realization, her powers reach out on their own and begin choking the townspeople who are causing her to panic. It's implied that this, along with her discovery that the Hex was also created without her conscious intent, is what drives her to Self-Imposed Exile until she can learn to control her powers.
  • Punched Across the Room: Ralph "pokes" Monica across the room when she tries to escape captivity.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • White Vision flies away and disappears after Hex Vision unlocks his memories.
    • Darcy only makes a brief appearance when she slams the stolen ice cream van into Hayward's vehicle to prevent him from escaping and then disappears from the rest of the episode. Monica explains that she left because, in her words, "debriefings are for the weak".
  • Put on a Prison Bus: Hayward is arrested by the FBI for the various crimes he committed over the course of the series, including the attempted assassination of Wanda.
  • Quizzical Tilt: After Hex Vision restores White Vision's memories, the former tilts his head, curious over whether it worked or not... and White Vision does the same thing, revealing they are now sharing quirks.
  • Regained Memories Sequence: As Hex Vision unlocks White Vision's repressed data, a brief montage of Vision's memories plays, using footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
  • The Reveal: Fake Pietro's real identity is Ralph, Agatha's previously unseen husband.
  • Reveal Shot: As Agatha discovers with shock that she no longer has her powers, she stares at Wanda Power Floating... who drifts slightly, just as the clouds part, enough for the camera to catch one of the runes she had carved into the wall of the Hex itself.
  • Runic Magic: Wanda creates a space where only she can use magic by etching runes into the Hex, which Agatha accidentally taught her.
  • Sadistic Choice: Wanda is forced to choose between keeping her family alive in the Hex and breaking the Hex to free the people of Westview. Initially she can't let go of Vision and the boys, but eventually realizes she has to.
  • Save the Villain: Wanda makes a point of saving some S.W.O.R.D. agents when Agatha starts attacking them too, despite that said agents were trying to kill her under Hayward's orders.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Hayward tries to escape Westview as he realizes he's outmatched against Monica and Wanda's kids. He fails when Darcy crashes her van into his vehicle and traps him inside.
  • Self-Imposed Exile: At the end, Wanda goes into isolation in a remote cabin, where she can learn to control her powers without the risk of hurting more innocent bystanders.
  • Sequel Hook:
    • White Vision, having realized that he's the real Vision and unlocked his past life's memories, stops fighting Westview Vision and leaves, with no indication of what he plans to do next.
    • On a related note, the final exchange between Wanda and Hex Vision:
      Vision: We have said goodbye before, so it stands to reason...
      Wanda: We'll say hello again.
    • Agatha says that Wanda becoming the Scarlet Witch has unleashed something, but doesn't elaborate on what is coming.
    • Agatha is trapped in Westview as "Agnes" at the end of the episode, and Wanda mentions that if she needs anything from Agatha, she knows where to find her.
    • In the mid-credits scene, Monica is brought into a theater by a Skrull who says she was sent by a friend of Maria's in space, alluding to her involvement in The Marvels, while possibly also setting up the Secret Invasion series.
    • In the post-credits scene, Wanda is shown to have gone into hiding to study the Darkhold using an astral projection of herself. An echo of her children's voices can be heard calling out to her (which causes her powers to flare up) before the show ends.
    • Ralph's fate is unknown after Monica removes the necklace controlling him, leaving it ambiguous as to what happened to him after the Hex went down and if his powers were real.
  • Shapeshifter Swan Song: On an environmental level. As the Hex around Westview recedes and collapses, the environment briefly flashes through the various time periods it had taken on the appearance of over the course of the series before returning to its normal form.
  • Shared Dream: The people of Westview weren't just under Wanda's Mind Control, she unwittingly shared her nightmares with them too. Thus, she was unwittingly poisoning them with her grief. According to Agatha, this is a novice mistake that someone who knew what they were doing could avoid.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Multiple to Land of Oz and its adaptations.
      • During their fight, Wanda throws a car at Agatha, causing her to crash into a nearby house. She approaches to see only Agatha's boots sticking out from the rubble, which appears similar to the way the Wicked Witch of the East dies in The Wizard of Oz.
      • Once again, the movie theater's marquee briefly shows that it's playing Oz the Great and Powerful.
    • Another film gets a Shout-Out in the "real" cinema marquee once the Hex is removed and the real titles are restored: apparently Tannhäuser Gate is playing.
    • The poses that Wanda, Vision, and the kids take when they get surrounded by the army is a clear nod to The Incredibles.
    • White Vision emerging from the flames of the RV unscathed calls to mind another unstoppable synthetic killing machine.
    • Multiple in the scenes set in Ralph's man cave:
  • Sickening "Crunch!": When White Vision puts his hands on the sides of Wanda's head and presses down, a crunching sound is heard.
  • Single Tear: Vision sheds a tear when he and Wanda say goodbye while Wanda dissolves the Hex, thus dissolving him as well.
  • The Stinger: Two, both tying into the next MCU films, namely Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Marvels.
    • The mid-credit scene shows Monica being led into the cinema by an FBI agent who reveals herself to be a Skrull and informs Monica that a friend of her mother sent her and "he" (Nick Fury) wants to meet her up in space.
    • The post-credit scene shows Wanda living in a remote cabin in the mountains and studying the Darkhold.
  • Stock Sitcom Grand Finale: Played for Drama. While the Show Within a Show had been long over by the point of the finale, there are still elements of the sitcom in the meta-narrative; Trashing the Set occurs all over the final battle, most of the citizens who played extras came Back for the Finale (to ask Wanda to stop brainwashing them), she and Vision tuck in their children with dialogue that seems fitting for both their impending demise and bedtime, and in the last moments of the Hex, Wanda takes a walk around her house and her most iconic "set" (the living room) and turns off the lights. However, it's bittersweetly played with in that Vision keeps the lights on and faces the end with her instead of letting her suffer alone. The real ending evokes one more sitcom trope — Wanda moves out of Westview, takes one last wistful look behind her, and flies off before it cuts to credits.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Subverted. Monica takes several bullets from Hayward to protect Tommy and Billy, even though Tommy has Super-Speed and Billy has telekinesis, meaning they could have easily evaded it themselves. Assuming, of course, they saw the bullets coming in time. Fortunately, she discovers in the process that absorbing bullets is one of her own new powers, and survives.
  • Super Family Team: Wanda, Vision, Billy and Tommy in the final battle. They pose together as they are surrounded by various enemies before splitting up to fight in their own battles.
    Vision: Listen, boys, your mother and I never really prepared you for this...
    Wanda: ...But you were born for it.
  • Taking the Bullet: Monica steps in front of Tommy and Billy when Hayward shoots at them. Fortunately, she remains unharmed thanks to her powers (the bullets not only pass through her, but she absorbs their kinetic energy).
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Hex Vision talks his way out of his fight with White Vision by logically questioning the basis of the latter's directive and the nature of their existences. He manages to restore the original Vision's memory inside of White Vision, who simply leaves.
  • Theseus' Ship Paradox: White Vision is programmed to destroy "Vision". Hex Vision brings up the paradox to White Vision to get them to stop fighting by making him realize that he is Vision.
  • Three-Point Landing:
    • Wanda does one when her Hex Vision tackles White Vision off of her.
    • Shortly after, as Hex Vision and White Vision are fighting in the air, at one point they both slam into the ground, causing a crater. Once the dirt fall back, we see Hex Vision in the iconic superhero landing pose.
  • Unfortunate Names: "Fake Pietro"'s real name is Ralph Bohner. Ralph reacts with Heh Heh, You Said "X" when Monica repeats his last name in disbelief.
  • The Un-Reveal: After mentioning an "aerospace engineer" in multiple episodes whose name was very carefully never given, setting up all manner of fan theories about a cameo by various canon characters showing up, we never do find out the engineer's identity.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Agatha essentially says that Wanda has all the power she could ever possibly need; she just doesn't know how to use it.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: When Wanda fully embraces her role as the Scarlet Witch, Agatha appears taken aback, and insists that she has no idea what she's unleashed by doing so. Agatha also tries to bargain her way out of being killed by insisting that Wanda needs her for whatever's coming.
  • Villain Ball: Hayward gets out of his car to shoot Billy and Tommy. There is no tactical reason for him to do this, and his hasty retreat gives Darcy an opening to pin him with a truck. One can only assume that he is irrational from Wanda's kids pulling the same trick on him that she herself did earlier.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Wanda begins to accidentally strangle the Westview citizens, Agatha tells her that a hero doesn't torture people. Saying so gets Wanda to realize what she has been doing and let them leave.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Agatha breaks down, first when Wanda disables her magic, then far more when it becomes clear what Wanda has in store for her.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In contrast to Unskilled, but Strong Wanda, Agatha definitely has an "Age and Treachery" angle going for her. Wanda supposedly had her dead-to-rights by trapping her in a hallucination of her attempted execution, but Agatha flips it around to trap Wanda with little visible effort due to her greater knowledge of magic.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Massive runes are seen on the walls of the Hex after Agatha fails to use her powers, put there by Wanda through her "missed" shots.
    • The FBI agent who brings Monica into a theater turns into a Skrull, confirming that they are in more areas of government than just S.W.O.R.D.
    • The post-credits Stinger shows Wanda in far more control of her powers, enjoying the view of the Canadian wilderness and brewing tea while also communing with the Darkhold via astral projection. Which ends with Billy reaching out to her and begging for help. And if you know the Darkhold, you know reading it is a bad idea.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • White Vision flies off after Hex Vision restores his memories, neither seen nor even mentioned again, even though he could potentially have helped with the ongoing conflict.
    • The identity of the federal witness that Jimmy was sent to check in on was never revealed. According to a deleted scene released in November 2023 the witness was Ralph Bohner, who cuts off his ankle monitor and escapes before Jimmy sees him.
    • Although Wanda disperses the Hex to free everyone inside of it, one particular person's fate is still left unknown: Agent Franklin, the man in the beekeeper suit who disappeared after Wanda rewound time to avoid encountering him.
    • The state of S.W.O.R.D. is unclear, with its director out of commission and no immediate successor being stated. Zig-Zagged by the previous movie Spider-Man: Far From Home (taking place eight months later) showing S.W.O.R.D. still being active.
    • "Mr. Hart" only appeared in the first episode and animated form in the following episode and is never seen again (presumably due to Fred Melamed's schedule conflicts).
    • Agatha's role in Westview as "Agnes" is also unclear since she has no place to live now, and her sitcom persona doesn't fit in the real town. Wanda says only that "no one will bother" Agnes, but it's not clear if she'll actually be visible to the other residents or who they'll think she is.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The residents of Westview give Wanda a version of this by begging her to let them go and telling her that she has been causing them pain this whole time. Despite being the villain, Agatha sums it up rather nicely, which sinks into Wanda:
    Agatha: Heroes don't torture people.
  • Wipe the Floor with You: When Vision intercepts Wanda and grabs White Vision, he drags his head through the gravel at breakneck speed, leaving a trail behind him.
  • Wizard Duel: "Witch Duel", but this is essentially the battle between Agatha and Wanda. There is lots of flying, energy bolts are tossed around, and Agatha really should have paid attention to the Runic Magic on the supernatural boundary's interior surface.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Agatha gleefully uses Wanda's children to get to her, essentially kidnapping them and eventually using her own magic to strangle them during a standoff with their mother.
    • Director Hayward unloads his pistol's entire magazine on Tommy and Billy, and keeps pulling the trigger after he runs out of ammo. Luckily, Billy and Monica No-Sell this.
  • World-Healing Wave: As the Hex disappears, due to the extreme negative emotion that powered it being no more, everything that was altered to fit the sitcom reality reverts to its original contemporary version. No Ontological Inertia also occurs, as the damage caused by the final battle (like the torn-up streets) is also repaired as if it was never destroyed in the first place. Wanda's house vanishes like the Hex, because it was never actually built.
  • Written-In Absence: Downplayed with Darcy. She briefly shows up in the heat of the firefight to take down an escaping Hayward and mock his failure before disappearing for the rest of the episode. Because Kat Dennings was unavailable for reshoots due to COVID-related scheduling delays, Monica comments about her intentionally skipping the debriefing in the mid-credits scene.
  • "Yes"/"No" Answer Interpretation: This exchange between the two Visions as they're fighting in midair...
    Hex Vision: Might we resolve this peacefully?
    White Vision: Wanda Maximoff must be neutralized. You must be destroyed.
    Hex Vision: A "no," then.


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Wanda Maximoff [Red]

Wanda Maximoff's power is indicated by an intense red, later revealed to be involved in her destiny as the Scarlet Witch.

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