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Why Is the Scarlet Witch So Powerful in the MCU?

Why Is the Scarlet Witch So Powerful?

Wanda Maximoff has proven to be a force of nature in multiple MCU installments. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda, aka the Scarlet Witch, didn’t need any help achieving her goal, something very few characters can claim in the MCU. So how did she get to be this way? Well, we have the answer for you, as this is why the Scarlet Witch is so powerful in the MCU.

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Why Is the Scarlet Witch So Powerful?

Thanks to WandaVision, we have a pretty good idea of what happened to Wanda to create such a powerful entity. Before this series, it was assumed that it was due to the Mind Stone that Wanda had gained her powers, but this is revealed not to be the case as she was actually born a witch.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was stated that the bomb that had struck the Maximoff household didn’t go off because it was faulty. However, this is not true, as WandaVision revealed that Wanda had unknowingly stopped the bomb with powers. Later, Wanda and her twin brother Pietro would sign up with HYDRA, who were performing experiments on volunteers using the Mind Stone. Thankfully for Wanda, the Infinity Stone unlocked more of her witch powers, allowing her to survive by absorbing some of the stone into herself. This, along with creating the fake Vision and the hex, makes Agatha deem her magic as Chaos Magic.

It then isn’t until the finale of WandaVision, the Battle of Westview, that Wanda finally unlocks her full potential by becoming the Scarlet Witch. During the battle, Wanda decides to strip her false friend, Agatha Harkness, of her power, where she absorbs all of the magic that Agatha had been taking for herself. It is because of this boost in energy that Wanda finally becomes the Scarlet Witch of legend, a being of incredible power, a being that is able to tear herself through an immense amount of people in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

That is everything you need to know about why the Scarlet Witch is so powerful in the MCU. Although her character’s future is uncertain after the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda is such a popular character that she is bound to return in a big way. Perhaps it will happen in the upcoming Disney+ series, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, something that would make perfect sense given that the Scarlet Witch’s magic is called Chaos Magic.


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Joel Tapia
Love anything gaming and entertainment. Favorite game genres include anything Kingdom Hearts, superheroes, and survival horror. Favorite TV shows include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., WandaVision, Dark, and The Office. Can talk for hours on end about any of these things and more.