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"You break the rules and become a hero, I do it and I become the enemy. That doesn't seem fair."
―Scarlet Witch to Doctor Strange[src]

Wanda Maximoff was a native of Sokovia who grew up with her fraternal twin brother, Pietro. Born with the latent mythical ability to harness Chaos Magic, she developed a hatred against Tony Stark and rallied anti-American protests after the Novi Grad Bombings killed her parents. Years later, in an effort to help purge their country of strife, the twins joined HYDRA and agreed to undergo experiments with the Scepter under the supervision of Baron Strucker, with the Mind Stone awakening and amplifying Wanda's powers. While her brother developed super-speed, she attained various psionic abilities. When HYDRA fell, the twins joined Ultron to get their revenge on Stark, but abandoned him when they discovered his true intentions to eradicate humanity. Wanda and Pietro joined the Avengers during the Battle of Sokovia to stop Ultron; Pietro was killed during the battle, but Wanda survived, and shortly after relocated to the Avengers Compound in the United States of America.

In 2016, during the Attack on the IFID Headquarters, Maximoff tried to contain an explosion caused by Crossbones, who pulled the cord on his own explosive vest, but failed in her mission and inadvertently destroyed a nearby building with the blast, killing many of its occupants, much to her horror. Maximoff felt responsible for what happened, and since she was unsure of her decision about the Sokovia Accords, she ended up under Vision's watch, who made every effort to make her feel better. However, Clint Barton convinced her to run away and join Steve Rogers in his fight against Tony Stark's team. As a result of her actions during the Clash of the Avengers and her violation of the Sokovia Accords, Maximoff was briefly imprisoned on the Raft before Rogers freed her alongside her teammates.

Over the next two years, Maximoff reunited and reconciled with Vision, and together the two started living off the grid in Europe, forming a romantic relationship. In 2018, they were ambushed by the Black Order, who sought the Mind Stone, and rejoined the Avengers to seek refuge in Wakanda. Maximoff took part in the city's defense when the Black Order invaded the city, where she was forced to kill Vision to prevent Thanos from completing the Infinity Gauntlet. However, she witnessed Thanos resurrect and kill Vision before initiating the Snap, which claimed Maximoff's life. After the victims of the Snap were resurrected in 2023, Maximoff was among the many heroes who fought during the Battle of Earth, defeating Thanos and his armies.

Soon after, Maximoff became overwhelmed by immense grief from her recent personal losses, unwittingly unleashing her Chaos Magic powers to enthrall the citizens of Westview into creating an alternate idyllic paradise of classical sitcom tropes. With a recreated Vision as her husband, Maximoff lived her ideal life, even producing twin sons, Tommy and Billy. Further complicating the crisis was Agatha Harkness, a fellow witch who sought to understand the nature of Maximoff's new reality, and a S.W.O.R.D. operation led by Tyler Hayward who wished to eliminate her. Maximoff, now knowing her own identity as the fabled Scarlet Witch, defeated Harkness and the S.W.O.R.D. agents, and dispelled her reality, erasing her family in the process. As she was now wanted, Maximoff fled into isolation and began studying the Darkhold.

However, during her exile, the power within the Darkhold slowly corrupted her mind, causing her to believe that the only way for her to see her children again was to find them in a different universe. In her quest to steal the powers of multiversal travel from a teenager called America Chavez, Maximoff came at odds with her former friend Doctor Strange and went on a violent rampage to get what she wanted, thus attacking members of the Masters of the Mystic Arts at Kamar-Taj and even killing a group of superpowered individuals from a different universe known as the Illuminati. Finally, after realizing that her actions caused her to be rejected by the Tommy and Billy from an alternate universe, Maximoff redeemed herself and sought to set things right. Turning against her own dark destiny, she destroyed every version of the Darkhold within the Multiverse after demolishing the Darkhold Castle atop Mount Wundagore, taking her own life in the process.

Biography

Early Life

A Love for Sitcoms

"So, what I see here is a baby witch obsessed with sitcoms."
Agatha Harkness to Wanda Maximoff[src]

Wanda Maximoff was born in 1989 to Olek and Iryna Maximoff in Sokovia along with her twin brother, Pietro.[7] Unknown to any of them, Maximoff was born with the latent power of Chaos Magic; making her the legendary Scarlet Witch. But her powers were too weak and were doomed only to diminish overtime. Growing up, her family would watch American by-products; such as television series and sitcoms to practice their English. Maximoff became incredibly fond of the sitcoms, in particular, The Dick Van Dyke Show, enjoying and desiring the idyllic lives they depicted.[2]

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"Born in 1989 to Iryna and Olek Maximoff, both killed during an air raid when Maximoff and her twin brother, Pietro, were 10."
Jimmy Woo[src]
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Maximoff watching sitcoms with her family

At the age of ten, during all of the ongoing bombings in Sokovia, when her father, Olek got home, Maximoff chose for her family to watch The Dick Van Dyke Show for TV night, as it was her favorite. Suddenly, a mortar shell hit their apartment building, instantly killing both of Maximoff's parents, Iryna and Olek.

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The Maximoff twins survive the bombing

Trapped inside the crumbling building, Pietro Maximoff moved himself and his sister under the bed, where they witnessed a second shell land three feet in front of them. Maximoff noticed the TV still playing, so she used it to comfort herself.[2] For the next two days, the twins stared at the shell, reading the name Stark Industries on it, fearing it would detonate at any moment, but it did not as Wanda unknowingly cast a probability hex that turned it into a dud, and they were rescued.[1] Maximoff and Pietro were subsequently admitted into a Sokovian orphanage. While there, they lived and interacted with a child who had a skin condition, which was particularly memorable for Maximoff.[11]

Protesting Against Heroes

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Wanda and Pietro Maximoff attend a protest

"We're not at war, Captain."
"They are."
Maria Hill and Captain America[src]

This horrifically traumatic experience gave the twins a deep enmity towards Tony Stark, and later, the Avengers, whom they aimed to take down. The Maximoffs dedicated much of their lives to this goal, including organizing protests against both Stark Industries and the Avengers, whom they blamed for their parents' deaths. Their constant political activity put Wanda and Pietro on S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA's radar as potential threats and allies, respectively.[1]

Avengers Conflict

Joining HYDRA

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Maximoff undergoes HYDRA experiments

"Your reaction to the bombing of your civilian apartment building and the murder of your parents was to join an anti-freedom terrorist organization."
"We wanted to change the world."
Agatha Harkness and Wanda Maximoff[src]

By the time the twins reached adulthood, Sokovia had become a war zone, with foreign forces led by the United States of America invading their streets frequently. Maximoff and her brother took part in various riots to drive the Americans out of their home. What the twins did not realize was that the riots were orchestrated by HYDRA, who had taken up residence in the country under the guise of S.H.I.E.L.D. and were using its upheavals to cover up their experiments. In 2014, during one such riot, the Maximoffs were among the protesters approached by List, who offered them a way to achieve the power needed to end war in Sokovia.[12]

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Maximoff being exposed to the Mind Stone

Maximoff was initially skeptical, but ultimately convinced by Pietro to agree to the experiments to gain new powers. Along with other volunteers from the town, Maximoff and Pietro underwent a series of tests conducted by List and Baron Strucker, where they were exposed to energy from the Scepter, which had fatal effects on all the other volunteers. The Maximoff twins, however, survived and experienced exceedingly different side-effects. In one test, Maximoff's latent powers were unlocked as tags saw the Mind Stone come out of the Scepter to her, showing her a vision of the Scarlet Witch, and then causing her to fall unconscious.

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Maximoff watching The Brady Bunch

The scientists quarantined Maximoff in her cell, and when she woke up, she saw that a TV was in the room. She then requested to watch the The Brady Bunch and watched it as she tried to recover from what had just happened.[2]

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Maximoff practicing with her new powers

The power of the scepter then unlocked latent supernatural powers within the pair; Pietro achieved superhuman speed, while Maximoff attained a number of psionic powers. Unknown to her at the time, the event unlocked and amplified the latent Chaos Magic within her, fulfilling the myth of the Scarlet Witch.[13]

Attack on the Research Base

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Maximoff prepares to fight the Avengers

"Let's show them what we have accomplished. Send out the twins."
List to Baron Strucker[src]

The Avengers arrived in Sokovia and raided HYDRA Research Base, stealing the Scepter and arresting Baron Strucker. In the confusion, Maximoff twins escaped from their holding cells and, though inexperienced, were able to use their powers to evade the Avengers and escape.

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Maximoff attacks Captain America

While Pietro went outside and engaged Hawkeye, Maximoff stayed inside and defended Strucker. When Strucker became cornered by Captain America, he attempted to surrender. However, Maximoff snuck up behind Rogers and used her powers to throw him down the stairs. In the confusion, Maximoff escaped through a doorway. Rogers reported to the rest of the Avengers of the second enhanced individual on HYDRA's side before knocking out Strucker and taking him into custody.

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Maximoff using her powers on Tony Stark

Maximoff used her powers to briefly distract Tony Stark, tricking him into believing that a dead Leviathan specimen that Strucker had been studying was still alive, and showing him a dark vision where the Avengers were dead and the Chitauri invaded Earth from a Wormhole. Upon seeing Stark's true fear of leading humanity down the path to global destruction, Maximoff allowed Stark and the Avengers to make off with the Scepter, despite Pietro's protests, with hopes that Stark's tampering with the alien weapon would lead to his own self-destruction.[1]

Joining Ultron

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The Maximoffs hide out in Sokovia

"You're wondering why you can't look inside my head."
"Sometimes it's hard, but sooner or later every man shows himself."
Ultron and Wanda Maximoff[src]

With the HYDRA Research Base and Baron Strucker captured, the Maximoffs returned to Sokovia, where Pietro provided for them by becoming a thief. One night, Maximoff found Pietro handing out items he had stolen, including an expensive Parisian dress to Zrinka. She mocked her brother's attempts to flirt with all the women in Sokovia and warned him he would get shot if he kept stealing. As Pietro began to question Maximoff's decision to let Tony Stark go free, Costel approached the pair and told them that "Iron Man" was waiting in a nearby church for them.[14]

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The Maximoffs meet Ultron

The twins went to the church and found a mysterious man waiting for them wearing a red cloak who spoke about how much he enjoyed the church. When Maximoff grew wary and questioned why she could not read his mind, the man revealed himself to be Ultron, an A.I. accidentally created by Tony Stark who subsequently went rogue and began a murderous vendetta against the Avengers. Ultron then led the Maximoffs from the church and back to the HYDRA Research Base.

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Maximoff is recruited by Ultron

Ultron revealed that he had taken over the base and was using it to create an army of Ultron Sentries. They discussed the reasons for killing the Avengers and Pietro told Ultron how they had lost their parents due to a Stark Industries missile; Maximoff noted that she and Pietro nearly died at Stark's hand as well. Although they were initially unsure, Ultron assured the twins that they would use their powers to kill the Avengers, noting that while he and Pietro could hurt them, Maximoff would be able to tear them apart from the inside.[1]

Battle at the Salvage Yard

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Maximoff threatening Ulysses Klaue's mind

"I'm going to kill him. I'll be right back."
"No, I'm alright. I want... I want to finish the plan. I want the big one."
Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Agreeing to the alliance, Maximoff twins accompanied Ultron in acquiring Ulysses Klaue's supply of vibranium. The Maximoffs entered the Salvage Yard first and shut off the lights before disarming Klaue and confronting him. Klaue remained unimpressed by the Maximoffs. Having heard of them already, he noted that he was saddened to hear of Baron Strucker's death then mocked the pair for their reaction to learning of their mentor's murder.

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Maximoff subduing Ulysses Klaue's men

Eventually, Klaue told the pair that he would have no respect for them if Maximoff used her powers to make him see what he feared, a cuttlefish, and he wished to speak to the man in charge. In response Ultron threw Klaue through a window and introduced himself. Ultron forced Klaue to sell him his stockpile of vibranium and paid him billions of dollars. However, when Klaue offended Ultron, the robot responded by cutting off Klaue's arm and kicking him down some stairs while Maximoff used her powers to keep Klaue's men from defending themselves.

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Maximoff and Ultron fighting the Avengers

When the Avengers arrived in an attempt to stop them, Ultron and the Maximoffs mocked their efforts, ignoring Captain America's attempts to convince the Maximoffs that they still had a chance to walk away. Ultron responded by attacking the team and the Maximoffs joined the fight. During the chaos of the battle, Maximoff managed to knock Captain America back with her powers and began "hexing" the minds of Thor, Black Widow, and Captain America. She attempted to enthrall Hawkeye but was subdued when he pushed a taser arrow onto her forehead.

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Maximoff catches sight of Bruce Banner

Pietro saved her in the nick of time, throwing Hawkeye through a window and taking her outside Klaue's base to recover. Although she suffered great pain from the taser arrow, Maximoff wished to complete their plan. She caught sight of Bruce Banner and managed to "hex" him as well, forcing him to transform into the Hulk and go on a rampage through Johannesburg, resulting in Iron Man being forced to battle his friend. In the confusion, the twins managed to escape with Ultron and the vibranium, and made their way to Seoul.[1]

Ultron's Intentions Revealed

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Maximoff learns of Ultron's true intentions

"You said we would destroy the Avengers. Make a better world."
"It will be better."
"When everyone is dead?"
―Wanda Maximoff and Ultron[src]

When the trio arrived in Seoul, Ultron used the Scepter to indoctrinate Helen Cho, forcing her to use the vibranium in synchrony with the Regeneration Cradle to build a new, more powerful body for Ultron. As Ultron's consciousness was being uploaded into the body, Maximoff curiously took the opportunity to explore Ultron's mind and was horrified to learn of Ultron's true plans, which involved the genocide of humanity in its entirety. Maximoff freed Cho from the mind control to halt the creation of Ultron's body. With Pietro, she then abandoned Ultron and fled the facility, much to the automaton's dismay.[1]

Battle of Seoul

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Maximoff deciding to assist the Avengers

"Please, don't do this."
"What choice do we have?"
Ultron and Wanda Maximoff[src]

The twins attempted to escape Seoul, but as they made their way through the city, they spotted a news report showing that the Avengers were battling Ultron and his army in the middle of the city, endangering thousands of lives. Refusing to allow the people of Seoul to be put in danger, the Maximoffs decided to help the Avengers.

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Maximoff helps Steve Rogers fight Ultron

They eventually caught up and assisted Captain America in fighting off Ultron on a moving passenger train. Maximoff used her powers to put a defensive barrier between Ultron and Rogers by twisting the metal bars inside the train while Pietro knocked him down. Upon seeing that he was betrayed and outnumbered by his former teammates, Ultron responded by destroying the controls of the train before flying out the side door and escaping, leaving the Maximoffs and Rogers on the train going full speed as it headed to the end of the tracks.

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Maximoff using her abilities to stop the train

With the train now completely out of control and heading to the middle of the city, Rogers ordered Maximoff to stop it, while Pietro moved any civilians out of its path. Mustering up all of her telekinetic power and strength, Maximoff lifted the train's wheels off the ground and applied the breaks as hard as she could. Although the train was slowing down, it still crashed through buildings. Pietro was able to save the lives of the people in the way until the train was finally stopped in its tracks.

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Maximoff warns Steve Rogers of Tony Stark

With the train now stopped, Maximoff ran to her brother's aid, as he could barely stand after running so fast for so long. When Rogers revealed that the Regeneration Cradle and Ultron's would-be body had been sent to Tony Stark for analysis, Maximoff was disturbed, aware that Stark would attempt to utilize the body rather than destroy it in order to correct his own folly. Although Rogers was reluctant to accept this as a possibility, noting that Stark was not crazy, Maximoff compared Stark and Ultron and made key comparisons with their mindsets.[1]

Changing Sides

The Birth of Vision

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Maximoff prepares to attack Tony Stark

"I looked in your head and saw annihilation."
"Look again."
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

The Maximoff twins then accompanied Captain America back to the Avengers Tower and found Maximoff's fear to be accurate; Tony Stark and Bruce Banner were trying to upload the consciousness of J.A.R.V.I.S. into the body. After a brief scuffle, Maximoff was held back by Banner but she managed to escape his hold, only to witness Thor bringing the body to life.

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Maximoff speaks to Vision

She watched in fear as the being initially attacked Thor before looking over New York City and calming down. The being introduced himself to them, calling itself Vision. The Maximoffs and the Avengers continued to be wary of Vision, with Maximoff noting that she had seen the destruction of the world in its head. Eventually, Vision convinced the team that he was on their side and proved his worthiness by picking up Mjølnir and handing it to Thor.

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Maximoff joins the Avengers

She and Pietro then agreed to join the Avengers in stopping Ultron and saving Sokovia, where he would be enacting his final plan. The Maximoffs took new uniforms and joined the Avengers on the Quinjet as Rogers gave a speech where he informed the team that their priority was getting the innocent people of Sokovia out of harm's way before Ultron could destroy their homes and lives. Wishing to save the lives of her friends from her home city, Maximoff sided with her former enemies, although she was unsure of trusting the Avengers in the long term.[1]

Battle of Sokovia

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Maximoff and Quicksilver arriving in Sokovia

"Get off the bridge! Run!"
―Wanda Maximoff to Sokovia[src]

Upon arriving in Sokovia, Maximoff played a significant part in evacuating civilians from Novi Grad, using her powers of mind control on dozens of innocents at once and leading them safely from the war zone. When the army of Ultron Sentries began their attack, Maximoff took up a defensive position on a bridge, shielding innocent civilians from enemy fire with her powers as they ran to safety; however, the firepower of the Sentries proved too strong and knocked her back.

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Maximoff watches Novi Grad rising

Eventually, Ultron, using a device forged from the remaining vibranium samples, forced a large part of the city of Novi Grad to levitate so that once it reached a certain height, it would cause an extinction level event once it made an impact with the Earth. As Ultron gave a speech to the people of Sokovia while flying outside the city, Wanda and the rest of the Avengers could only look on in horror as Ultron unleashed his seemingly unstoppable plan.[1]

Rescued by Hawkeye

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Maximoff listens to Hawkeye's speech

"How could I let this happen?"
"Hey, hey, you okay?"
"This is all our fault."
"Hey, look at me. It's your fault, it's everyone's fault, who cares. Are you up for this?"
―Wanda Maximoff and Hawkeye[src]

This, along with the carnage that was falling upon the city, overwhelmed Maximoff. Hawkeye managed to lead her into a vacant building for safety from the Ultron Sentries. Maximoff struggled with terror and guilt over causing such a disaster in her own home, perceiving it as being her fault and beginning to lose morale.

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Maximoff is inspired by Hawkeye's words

However, Hawkeye brushed aside Maximoff's guilt for the time being and simply responded that she needed to make a choice: either stay hidden and wait for her brother to take her somewhere safe or continue the battle.[1]

Becoming an Avenger

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Maximoff fights back against Ultron

"It doesn't matter what you did, or what you were. If you go out there, you fight, and you fight to kill. Stay in here, you're good. I'll send your brother to come find you. But if you step out that door... you are an Avenger."
Hawkeye to Wanda Maximoff[src]

Hawkeye assured Maximoff that if she stepped outside and fought, then her past would not matter and that she would become an Avenger. As Hawkeye then returned to combat as Maximoff was left to think over what he told her. With her confidence restored by his words, Maximoff stepped outside and saved the overwhelmed Hawkeye from a small squad of Ultron Sentries, using her powers to pull them apart and throw them across Novi Grad.

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Maximoff and Hawkeye clear the Sentries

Once the Sentries were destroyed, the pair reported to Captain America and prepared for their next mission. As they began to walk through the city, Quicksilver ran in and picked up his sister, running across the city with her while leaving Barton to jog behind.

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The Maximoffs fight against Ultron's army

Maximoff and Quicksilver ran into the middle of the city and teamed up to assist in the battle by protecting civilians still trapped in the city, running ahead of Sokovian Police Department officers who were pinned down by the Ultron Sentries. As Maximoff fired energy blasts at the robots, eliminating multiple at once, Quicksilver ran into the battle but was accidentally grazed in the arm by a police officer despite the chief calling for the police to stop firing.[1]

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Maximoff discusses the plan

Rogers informed the Avengers that they are leading the civilians to the town hall. He met up with Maximoff and Black Widow, who asked why Maximoff was wearing her jacket. Captain America told her that Maximoff was with them now. Hawkeye then caught up with them and warned that if they got any higher, people would start dropping. Captain America ordered Maximoff to get the civilians out from hiding, and for Hawkeye to watch her back.[14]

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Maximoff evacuates the people of Sokovia

Soon after, a Helicarrier commanded by Nick Fury and Maria Hill came to the Avengers' aide, sending out Lifeboats to evacuate the civilians still trapped at the city. Once the transports landed, Maximoff assisted in escorting civilians to the Lifeboats that ferried them aboard the flying aircraft carrier, keeping the women and children back until it was safe and ushering them on board alongside Hawkeye. Meanwhile, Fury sent War Machine to protect the Lifeboats from any Sentries attacking them mid-air.[1]

Protecting the Key

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The Maximoffs challenge Ultron

"Get the people on the boats."
"I'm not going to leave you here."
"I can handle this. Come back for me when everyone else is off."
―Wanda Maximoff and Quicksilver[src]

Maximoff, Quicksilver and the rest of the Avengers regrouped at the church in the center of Novi Grad where Ultron had set up the key to the device that would cause the city to drop. Captain America explained that Ultron must not be allowed to activate the key as it would destroy the city and the planet. As they stood around the key, Ultron hovered outside the church. When Thor challenged him, Ultron showed off his army of hundreds of Ultron Sentries.

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Maximoff fights the Ultron Sentries

When Ultron unleashed his army upon them, Maximoff and the Avengers put all their might into battling the seemingly endless horde of Ultron Sentries, with Maximoff using her gifts to tear apart many at once on the ground, pull them out of the air and rip them apart from the inside. Eventually the team managed to wipe out the majority of Ultron's drones and Ultron himself was almost destroyed by the combined might of Vision, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk, who destroyed his armor and sent him across the city.

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Maximoff agrees to protect the key

With the battle almost won, Captain America ordered the team to evacuate the city before Iron Man and Thor destroyed the key and Novi Grad itself. As the key needed to be guarded against Ultron in the meantime, Maximoff volunteered to stay behind, telling Hawkeye that it was her job to protect it. The team agreed but Quicksilver insisted that he would not leave her behind, but she ordered him to continue getting the people to the boats and only come back for her at the last minute, insisting she could handle the responsibility.[1]

Quicksilver's Sacrifice

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Maximoff senses Quicksilver's death

"Wanda, if you stay here, you'll die."
"I just did. Do you know how it felt? It felt like that..."
Ultron and Wanda Maximoff[src]

While keeping the Ultron Sentries away from the key, Maximoff sensed a terrible thing, as her brother attempted to save Hawkeye and a young boy from Ultron, who had obtained a Quinjet, he was shot and killed by the robot. Sensing this, Maximoff dropped to her knees and cried out in pure anguish, obliterating the sentries she had been fighting with a single blast of energy.

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Maximoff gets her revenge on Ultron

Overcome with rage and emotion, Maximoff left her post to avenge her brother, tracking down Ultron, who had been ripped out of the Quinjet by the Hulk and had crash-landed inside a bus. Maximoff knelt beside her former ally, who pleaded with her to escape before she was killed in the approaching explosion, Maximoff told the robot that she had already died due to heartbreak and to demonstrate this, she telekinetically ripped his core processor from his body.

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Maximoff is saved by Vision

Her action inadvertently allowed a single Ultron drone to activate the device, sending Novi Grad plummeting towards Earth with her still trapped inside. Maximoff accepted her fate as she plummeted towards the ground, being the only person left in the city; however, she was rescued at the last minute by Vision. Seconds after their escape, Iron Man and Thor averted the cataclysm by combining their abilities to vaporize the city, saving billions of lives.[1]

New Avengers

Moving to the United States

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Maximoff at the Avengers Compound

"Pietro was dead and I was in a new country. I was all alone."
―Wanda Maximoff to Agatha Harkness[src]

Afterwards, Maximoff was officially recruited into the Avengers and took residence in the United States of America. She went to the Avengers Compound in New York and joined James Rhodes, Vision, and Sam Wilson as new members of the team. Maximoff was also provided with a new uniform to wear as an Avenger. They met inside the Compound's hangar to begin their training under the leadership of Captain America and Black Widow.[1]

Bonding with Vision

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Maximoff watching sitcoms for comfort

"The only thing that would bring me comfort is seeing him again. Sorry. I'm so tired. It's just like this wave washing over me, again and again. It knocks me down, and when I try to stand up, it just comes for me again. And I... It's just gonna drown me."
―Wanda Maximoff to Vision[src]

Maximoff continued to grieve her brother and would watch sitcoms in her bedroom at the Avengers Compound to comfort herself. When she sensed Vision on the other side of the wall, he entered, apologizing for intruding, but she requested him to sit next to her and watch TV.

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Maximoff and Vision starting to fall in love

As the pair watched the show, Malcolm in the Middle, Vision expressed a desire to learn about Maximoff's sadness, if that would bring her comfort, but she didn't think it would, only wanting her brother back. However, Maximoff decided to open up to Vision, explaining the overwhelming sorrow she was feeling, but he believed that it wouldn't always be that way, and that he saw it as love persevering, despite his lack of experiencing loss, noting he has never had a loved one. This cheered Maximoff up, and caused her to develop strong feelings for Vision, as they continued to watch TV, enjoying it together.[2]

Attack of Ultimo

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Maximoff faces off against Ultimo

Maximoff practiced her magic, but had trouble. She often sat in her bed and practiced her telekinesis on playing cards. Suddenly, the Avengers had to go to a small town in Europe to deal with Ultimo, a giant robot created by HYDRA out of Ultron parts. Maximoff remarked at how unpleasant she found Ultron before going into battle. Eventually, Maximoff found enough strength in herself to overpower Ultimo. She thought to herself that he was simply another deck of cards before aiming her magic into the robot's mouth, ripping its head clean off.[3]

Lagos Catastrophe

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Maximoff undercover at a café

"Wanda. Just like we practiced."
"What about the gas?"
"Get it out."
Captain America and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Approximately a year after the Ultron Offensive, Maximoff joined her fellow Avengers in tracking down Crossbones and his mercenaries to Lagos, Nigeria. Maximoff positioned herself at a café, where she described the police station in the area, trying to uncover Crossbones' plan as part of her training from Black Widow, who was teaching her spy techniques.

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Maximoff battles all Crossbones' soldiers

They soon learned that Crossbones was planning to instead attack the Institute for Infectious Diseases and steal a biochemical weapon. Captain America then ordered them to make their way to the IFID to stop the attack. The Avengers immediately rushed towards the IFID, with Captain America arriving first on the scene, followed by Falcon and Maximoff, and took out the outside mercenaries. Maximoff lifted Captain America onto the third floor to subdue Crossbones and used her powers to vent the anesthetic gas out into the open air.

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Maximoff clears the gas from the building

Falcon and Black Widow managed to neutralize the mercenaries and secure the biochemical weapon that Crossbones had obtained while they tried to escape through a busy marketplace. Captain America and Crossbones fought intensely before Captain America managed to disarm and subdue Crossbones. Crossbones taunted Captain America and claimed that the Winter Soldier had hired him to steal the biochemical weapon, once again under HYDRA's mind control.

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Maximoff accidentally blows up a building

Maximoff arrived at the scene when suddenly, Crossbones pulled the cord on his suicide vest in an effort to kill both him and Captain America. She managed to temporarily contain the explosion around Crossbones and tried to move its impact away by propelling him into the air. However, Maximoff inadvertently destroyed a nearby building with the blast, killing many of its occupants, much to her horror.[15] As she teared up in the streets, Black Widow arrived to comfort her.[16]

Feeling the Guilt

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Maximoff watches the news about her

"It's my fault."
"That's not true."
"Turn the TV back on. They were being very specific."
―Wanda Maximoff and Steve Rogers[src]

The Avengers returned to the Avengers Compound, where a month later, Maximoff still struggled with guilt over the deaths caused by the explosion. She watched a news report on the aftermath of the attack in Lagos questioning her ability to even operate in Nigeria.

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Maximoff is comforted by Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers tried to assure the young woman that it was not her fault, saying he should have taken apart Crossbones' suicide vest before it went off. Not totally convinced, Maximoff stated they were both at fault then, to which Rogers reminded her that despite the casualties, they were able to stop Crossbones from killing more. The two were interrupted by Vision, whom Maximoff scolded for once again phasing through the wall to get into her room instead of using the door. Vision apologized and informed Rogers that Tony Stark had arrived with Thaddeus Ross at the Facility.[15]

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Sokovia Accords

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Maximoff learns of the Sokovia Accords

"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."
―Wanda Maximoff to Vision[src]

Maximoff, along with the rest of the Avengers, met up with Thaddeus Ross and Tony Stark who introduced them to the Sokovia Accords, a set of internationally ratified legal documents that should provide regulation and a framework for the military/law enforcement deployment of enhanced individuals which included Maximoff.

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Maximoff sees footage of the recent fight

Ross showed footage from battles that the Avengers fought in, showing the destruction and death that followed. When Ross showed them footage from the aftermath of their fight with Crossbones in Lagos, Nigeria, Maximoff felt the guilt seeing the damage that she blamed herself for.

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Maximoff debates the Sokovia Accords

As the Avengers privately discussed the Accords, Maximoff was unsure at the time whether she should sign or not but stayed mostly silent during the discussion. When Stark told them about Charlie Spencer, a victim from the Battle of Sokovia, Maximoff once again felt uneasy due to her tragic past with Sokovia. When she brought up the fact that she would be hunted if they did not sign, Vision assured her that they would protect her.

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Maximoff pondering her abilities to Vision

While the other Avengers left to deal with Winter Soldier and attend the meeting in Vienna, Maximoff stayed at the facility under the watch of Vision. Vision tried to cook her something to lift her spirits, though his inexperience with food left it wanting. The two Avengers had a heart-to-heart about their powers and how they are feared by others, but when Maximoff tried to leave the facility, Vision stopped her, telling her that Stark had asked him to ensure she did not leave the compound until the debate with the Accords were over. Maximoff turned to Vision and asked him what he wanted out of her confinement. He promised that he only wanted the rest of the world to look fondly at her like he did.[15]

Rescued by Hawkeye

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Maximoff attempts to escape with Hawkeye

"Clint, you can't overpower me."
"I know I can't... but she can."
"Vision, that's enough. Let him go, I'm leaving."
Vision, Clint Barton and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Later, Steve Rogers sent Clint Barton to retrieve Maximoff from the Avengers Compound where she was being supervised by Vision. Barton created an explosion outside to distract Vision. As Maximoff watched Vision, she sensed a presence behind her and launched a knife at the intruder, stopping her attack when she realized it was Barton. Barton told her that they would need to go as Captain America needed their help to fight against the Sokovia Accords; as they were leaving, Vision returned and stopped them.

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Maximoff is forced to subdue Vision

Approaching the two, the trap that Barton had set up went off, paralyzing Vision with electricity. Barton began to leave again, but Maximoff hesitated because she believed that she had caused enough damage. Barton told her that if she wanted to make amends, she needed to get off her ass. As he tried to convince her to leave, Vision broke free, and he and Barton began to fight. Vision easily overpowered Barton, but Barton looked to Maximoff for help.

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Maximoff manages to subdue Vision

Maximoff told Vision to release Barton and that she was leaving; Vision told her he should not allow her to. Using her powers to control the Mind Stone, Maximoff forced him to phase and release Barton. Vision warned Maximoff that if would leave, she would be feared by everyone, but Maximoff told Vision that she could only control her own fear and then blasted Vision many meters beneath the facility. With Vision subdued, Maximoff finally left with Barton en route to Germany to retrieve Scott Lang.[15]

Recruiting Scott Lang

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Maximoff meets with Steve Rogers in Berlin

"Thanks for having my back."
"It was time to get off my ass."
Steve Rogers and Wanda Maximoff[src]

After incapacitating Vision, Maximoff and Clint Barton went to go retrieve Scott Lang who had been recommended by Sam Wilson. The three were waiting in a van in Berlin when Rogers arrived. He thanked Maximoff for having his back and Maximoff replied that she needed to get off her ass, reflecting what Barton told her earlier.

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Maximoff brings Scott Lang to Steve Rogers

When they introduced Lang to Rogers, Maximoff watched as Lang awkwardly talked with Rogers, then praised her as well. Later, an announcement was made saying the airport was being evacuated due to Tony Stark. The group all suited up and made their way to the Leipzig-Halle Airport where they would depart to Siberia.[15]

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Maximoff and Hawkeye inside of the airport

"Wanda, I think you hurt Vision's feelings."
"You locked me in my room.
"Okay first, that's an exaggeration. Second, I did it to protect you."
Iron Man and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Captain America and his team headed to the Leipzig-Halle Airport where a helicopter was waiting to take them to Siberia. However, anticipating an ambush, from Iron Man, they split up--Maximoff with Hawkeye. They positioned themselves inside the airport, and watched as Captain America was immediately surrounded. After Hawkeye freed Captain America, breaking the webs with an arrow, the two made their way to stay away from the conflict.

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Maximoff successfully subduing Iron Man

However, they were spotted by Iron Man, who pursued them as they tried to escape, firing several missiles near them. Iron Man then confronted them and told Maximoff that she hurt Vision's feelings, and they argued about why she had been locked up. While Hawkeye was distracting Iron Man, Maximoff used her powers to launch several vehicles as projectiles in the parking garage behind him, finally burying him and buying them time to escape.

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Maximoff runs with Captain America's team

Maximoff and Hawkeye managed to make their way to Captain America and his team, so they could get to the Quinjet that would take them to Siberia. As they made their way to the Quinjet, they were stopped by Vision, who fired a laser beam in front of them. He then warned them to stop, as the rest of Iron Man's team regrouped. The two teams stood on opposite sides of each other as they prepared to fight.[15]

Fighting Former Teammates

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Maximoff fights against Spider-Man

"You're pulling your punches."
―Wanda Maximoff to Hawkeye[src]

The battle between the Avengers then began with the two teams charging at each other. Maximoff launched herself into the air towards Iron Man's team where she targeted Spider-Man by hurtling asphalt from the ground and nearby objects directly towards him, which he was able to evade.

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Maximoff manages to save Hawkeye

Due to possessing much more power in her abilities compared to her friends, and not being a physical fighter, Maximoff only focused on protecting her allies whenever they would be subdued. As Black Widow and Hawkeye fought, Maximoff interfered with Widow's blow by pinioning her limb and then throwing her away from Hawkeye. Before moving on, she told Hawkeye to stop pulling his punches and proceeded to her next fight.

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Maximoff saves Winter Soldier' life

When Black Panther and Winter Soldier engaged in a fight, which Black Panther had the intent on killing him, Maximoff managed to narrowly stop him by blocking his claws from tearing out Barnes' throat. Having halted Black Panther's attacks, Maximoff then tossed him away from Barnes, keeping him safe.[15]

Winning a Losing Battle

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Maximoff fighting against War Machine

"I'm sorry."
"Me, too."
"It is as I said. Catastrophe."
Vision and Wanda Maximoff[src]

As Iron Man's team pressed on, Falcon realized they could not win the battle and get everyone to Siberia. So, Hawkeye confirmed that only Captain America and Winter Soldier could get to Siberia while the rest of the team stayed behind. To distract Iron Man's team, Ant-Man transformed into "Giant-Man," focusing the opposition on defeating him rather than stopping Captain America and Barnes from reaching the Quinjet.

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Maximoff getting attacked by War Machine

However, War Machine managed to evade Giant-Man and pursued the two until Maximoff started hurling large objects at him, keeping him from reaching the hangar. Vision destroyed a traffic control tower so Captain America and Barnes could not escape but Maximoff used her powers to hold back the debris for them to pass. Seeing this, War Machine used a Stark Sonic Cannon to subdue her and bring her down, causing the tower to fall.

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Maximoff being comforted by Vision

After the battle, Vision went to check on Maximoff, and they apologized to each other. As Vision comforted Maximoff, War Machine requested Vision's back up in disabling Falcon's wing thrusters. Distracted, Vision accidentally grazed War Machine's arc reactor, disabling the suit and causing him to fall from the sky, paralyzing him upon impact, therefore letting Captain America and Barnes fly away to Siberia.[15]

Imprisoned in the Raft

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Maximoff in the Raft

"Criminals? Criminals, Tony. Think that's the word you're looking for. Right? That didn't used to mean me. Or Sam, or Wanda. But here we are."
Clint Barton to Tony Stark[src]

After their defeat, Maximoff, Clint Barton, Sam Wilson, and Scott Lang were arrested by Thaddeus Ross and imprisoned in the Raft. Maximoff was the only one outfitted with a shock collar and put in a straitjacket to prevent her using her powers. When Tony Stark visited the prison, he was disturbed to see Maximoff's condition.

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Maximoff is rescued by Captain America

Steve Rogers eventually infiltrated the Raft and freed Maximoff, Barton, Wilson, and Lang from their cells.[15] Following her liberation, Maximoff opted to leave Rogers, Wilson, and Natasha Romanoff and stay in hiding in Scotland. During her time in hiding, she changed her brown hair color to more of a strawberry blonde, completely dropped her Sokovian accent, reunited with Vision and started a relationship with him. When Vision stayed with her, he would take a human form and turn off any trackers, so the two could be with each other.[17][8]

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Attack on Vision

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Maximoff and Vision spend time together

"We have to go."
"Please leave."
"You asked me to stay. I'm staying."
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

One night in 2018, Vision began to feel an alert from the Mind Stone in his forehead, asking Maximoff to use her powers to feel it. She claimed that all she felt was him and the two embraced each other. They then went outside where Maximoff informed Vision of train times so that he could return to the Avengers Compound. Vision began suggesting that they form their own life together, which she was unsure about due to the promises they had made to their respective teams.

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Maximoff sees the news

Before she could give her official answer, she saw through a store window a news report about an attack in New York City and the report of Tony Stark being shown missing. When she saw two aliens in the report, she became frightened and asked what they were. Vision then prepared to leave, intending to join the fight, but Maximoff was reluctant to let him leave because she knew his life would be put at significant risk if the news report was true. Moments before he was about to reply to her, he was brutally stabbed by Corvus Glaive, to Maximoff's horror. She tried to use her powers but was thrown away into a store by an energy blast from Proxima Midnight.

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Maximoff attempts to protect Vision

They then began to forcefully remove the Stone from Vision's forehead, but Maximoff was able to fight them off. Maximoff attempted to escape with Vision and temporarily hide from Midnight and Glaive before they were found. Maximoff faced Midnight, trying to swerve and block Midnight's spear with her powers, while Vision unsuccessfully fought Glaive on top of a church. When Vision again became subdued, Maximoff rescued him from Glaive and attempted to escape with Vision again by flight, but the two were blasted out of the air by Midnight and cornered in an empty train station.

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Maximoff notices Steve Rogers' arrival

Maximoff prepared to be the final line of defense for Vision, using her powers to form psionic energy in both her palms, until Steve Rogers arrived, joined by Sam Wilson and Natasha Romanoff, who, with relative ease, managed to defeat Midnight and Glaive, but they escaped. Rogers decided that they had to return to the Avengers Compound in hopes of developing a plan to help Vision and gaining more information about their extraterrestrial attackers and Maximoff helped Vision into the Quinjet.[8]

Trying to Save Vision

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Maximoff entering the Avengers Compound

"I think if it were exposed to a sufficiently powerful energy source, something very similar to its own signature, perhaps its molecular integrity will fail."
"Yeah, and you with it. We’re not having this conversation."
Vision and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Maximoff, Vision, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson arrived at the Avengers Compound and reunited with James Rhodes and Bruce Banner. They then discussed the rising threat. Vision came to the conclusion that the only way to make sure that the Stone would not be taken was if it was destroyed by Maximoff.

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Maximoff disagrees with Vision's proposal

However, she rejected this idea, knowing it would kill him in the process. Despite Vision's persistence, Banner produced an alternative idea that entailed removing the Stone, keeping Vision alive through the other components of his creation. However, this could not be done by Banner, so Rogers suggested that they go to Wakanda.

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Maximoff listening to Shuri

Maximoff flew via Quinjet with the team to Wakanda. Once there, they sought the aid of Shuri, the sister of T'Challa. As Vision was scanned by Shuri, Maximoff asked if she would be able to remove the Stone. She told her that she could, but it would be difficult due to the two trillion neurons that needed to be dealt with carefully.

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Maximoff contemplates joining in the battle

Suddenly, a swarm of Outrider Dropships landed outside the dome, causing everyone to go outside to defend Vision. Rogers ordered Maximoff to destroy the Stone as soon as it was removed from Vision, tasking her to stay there. Maximoff stood by Vision as he underwent the removal of the Stone. However, after witnessing the arrival of Threshers, she realized she had to be out there.[8]

Battle of Wakanda

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Maximoff joining the battle

"Why was she up there all this time?"
Okoye[src]

Maximoff then left and flew out to the battlefield, where she saved Natasha Romanoff and Okoye by stopping the incoming Threshers and threw them on top of the Outriders. However, her presence of the battlefield allowed Proxima Midnight to notify Corvus Glaive that Vision was left unguarded by her.

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Maximoff tells Sam Wilson she will help Vision

When Sam Wilson pointed out Vision being in danger, Maximoff went to help him, but was struck in the head by Midnight, causing her to fall into a ditch. Midnight then taunted Maximoff as she prepared to kill her, but was stopped when Romanoff and Okoye intervened. The two fought off the alien, as Maximoff recovered from the powerful blow she received.

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Maximoff lifts and kills Proxima Midnight

As the fight continued, the two found themselves overwhelmed by Midnight, who came close to killing Black Widow. However, Maximoff was able to step in and use her powers to stop Midnight by launching her into an incoming Thresher, ultimately killing her. Following this, she quickly returned to Vision's side to protect him.[8]

Thanos' Victory

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Maximoff goes to see Vision

"I understand, my child, better than anyone."
"You could never."
Thanos and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Maximoff then flew into the forest and found Vision. She comforted him, but he told her the Mind Stone was telling him that Thanos was coming. Steve Rogers rallied the team together and told them to be ready.

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Maximoff witness Thanos's arrival

Maximoff then witnessed a strange wind in the weather and saw a wormhole appear with Thanos walking through. At his arrival, she became frightened, unnerved by what was happening. Bruce Banner then identified him and Rogers told everyone to stay sharp, with Maximoff preparing herself to fight.

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Maximoff being told to destroy the Mind Stone

Maximoff was about to join the fight, but Vision told her that she had to destroy the stone. She continued to refuse to do so, but he begged her to, knowing it was the only way to thwart Thanos' plans. Vision then comforted her as she understood what had to be done, still greatly upset about doing it. He reassured her, stating that she could never hurt him and repeating her earlier words, "I just feel you."

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Maximoff destroys the Mind Stone

In tears, Maximoff reluctantly unleashed a stream of psionic energy into the Stone while Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, T'Challa, James Rhodes, Natasha Romanoff, and Okoye were defeated by Thanos. Maximoff tearfully watched as Groot made a last attempt to stall Thanos, but was defeated as well. Rogers tried one last time, but was defeated again.

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Maximoff tries to stop Thanos

As Thanos approached her, she then struck him with a separate stream of energy to stall him further, slowing him down significantly, before managing to destroy the Stone just as he was about to reach them. Maximoff continued to break down in tears as she used her powers to destroy Vision and the Mind Stone and hold back the Mad Titan. As she begins to break the Stone, Vision let a whispered remark of "I love you" to Maximoff as he was dying. The Mind Stone then shattered, releasing a huge blast of energy that knocked Maximoff to the ground and destroyed Vision's body.

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Maximoff watches the restoration of Vision

As Maximoff laid on the ground, heartbroken, Thanos empathized with her pain, understanding the sacrifice of what she most loved. She bitterly stated that he knew nothing. She then watched in horror as Thanos used the Time Stone to restore Vision with the clear intent to rip the Mind Stone from his head. Maximoff attempted to stop him, but Thanos forcefully swatted her aside with little effort and ripped the Stone from Vision's head, killing him a second time. Now equipped with the final Mind Stone, the Infinity Gauntlet was complete.

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Maximoff is a victim of the Snap

With Thanos finally succeeding in his plan of collecting all of the Infinity Stones, he unleashed the full extent of his new power. With a mere snap of his fingers, Thanos began to exterminate half of all lives in the universe in random succession. Maximoff knelt over Vision's lifeless body before disintegrating into dust.[8]

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Maximoff joins the battle against an alternate Thanos

"You took everything from me."
"I don't even know who you are."
"You will."
―Wanda Maximoff and Thanos[src]

In 2023, as a result of the Blip, Maximoff was restored to life. She, along with the other restored Avengers and Wakandans, were then transported via portal to the ruins of the Avengers Compound to join the battle against alternate Thanos and his army.

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Maximoff stands alongside the Avengers

With all heroes united, and armies rallied, Steve Rogers led the ensuing charge against Thanos' army. Maximoff used her powers to blast airborne enemies with large bolts of her psionic energy.

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Maximoff confronts alternate Thanos

In the thick of the battle, an enraged Maximoff, with the recollection of Vision's death still fresh in her memory, faced alternate Thanos herself and blamed him for Vision's death.

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Maximoff battles alternate Thanos

Being an alternate version of his main counterpart, Thanos retorted that he did not know who she was. In response, she taunted him that he would as she rapidly overwhelmed him by hurling enormous piles of debris and powerful blasts of energy. During their skirmish, Maximoff tauntingly smirked at a feign attempt by Thanos to kill her with his sword and she fiercely blasted him with a single energy strike, breaking his sword in half.

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Maximoff tries to kill alternate Thanos

After breaking his Double-Edged Sword in half, Maximoff suspended Thanos in the air, peeling off his armor and slowly tearing him apart. To save himself from her wrath, he was forced to call in an air strike from the Sanctuary II. Maximoff then tried to shield herself, only to be knocked back by the blasts, sustaining only concussive force. Relief came in the form of Carol Danvers, who destroyed the spaceship with ease.

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Maximoff comes to help Carol Danvers

Maximoff joined Danvers as she collected the Nano Gauntlet from Peter Parker and told him not to worry. She then stood alongside Danvers, Okoye, Valkyrie, Pepper Potts, Mantis, Shuri, Nebula, and Hope van Dyne and breached through the enemy lines to reach Luis' van and the Quantum Tunnel. She cleared a path through a horde of Outriders and single-handedly held back a Leviathan to assist Valkyrie and Warsong.

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Maximoff kneels before Iron Man

Maximoff continued to take out Thanos' army, using her powers while in flight, mainly defeating the bigger and stronger opponents. After an intense battle, Thanos and his entire army were defeated when Iron Man wielded the Stones and snapped the forces out of existence, resulting in his own life being taken.[18] Everyone gathered around the fallen hero and knelt before him, showing their respect.[19]

Remembering the Fallen

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Maximoff attends Tony Stark's funeral

"You know, I wish there was a way... that I could let her know... that we won. We did it."
"She knows. They both do."
Clint Barton and Wanda Maximoff[src]

About a week later, a funeral was held for Tony Stark at the Stark Eco-Compound, which Maximoff attended along with her fellow Avengers. She stood with Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson as the funeral proceeded and watched as Pepper Potts and Morgan Stark place Stark's Arc Reactor into the river.

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Maximoff reunites with Clint Barton

After the funeral, Maximoff reunited with Clint Barton, who stood by her in silence, thinking of those they had lost. The two stood by the river, and Barton expressed his desire for Natasha Romanoff to know that they were successful. Maximoff assured him that Romanoff did know, as well as Vision, too.

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Maximoff and Clint Barton comfort each other

Having both recently lost people close to them, Maximoff and Barton both comforted each other.[18] Due to her affiliation with the Avengers and her role in saving the universe, Maximoff was pardoned from her violation of the Sokovia Accords.[20]

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Wanting Vision Back

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Maximoff arrives to recover Vision's body

"I can't feel you."
―Wanda Maximoff to Vision[src]

The next day, Maximoff, wanting to have a funeral for Vision, tracked his body to S.W.O.R.D. headquarters in Florida. She drove down there and Maximoff pled at the front desk that they return Vision to her. They directed her to the acting director, Tyler Hayward's office and she used her powers to open the door to the hallway. She then located the office and stormed inside.

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Maximoff meets with Tyler Hayward

Hayward addressed Maximoff's intention to recover Vision's body, so he showed her to where they were dismantling him, much to Maximoff's horror. Explaining to Hayward that Vision was not a weapon, Maximoff once more asked to take his body so she could bury him, but Hayward refused, suspecting that she may want to resurrect him. Maximoff stated that she couldn't do that, nor was that her intention, but Hayward still refused.

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Maximoff sees Vision's body

Maximoff, upset by his words and in grief, used her powers to break the glass between her and Vision and levitated down to his corpse. Maximoff solemnly said her goodbye to Vision, discovering that she could no longer feel him, and left the facility. She then walked out into the parking lot back to her car.

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Maximoff arrives in Westview, New Jersey

Defeated, Maximoff drove out to Westview, New Jersey, where Vision had purchased a lot for them to build a house and live together. On her way to the lot, she observed civilians going about their everyday business. Arriving at the land, Maximoff opened a letter from Vision revealing he had plans for them to live there and grow old together.

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Maximoff unleashes chaos magic creating a Hex

Maximoff, overcome by severe anguish, fell to her knees and had a breakdown, causing her to unknowingly unleash her Chaos Magic for the first time, form a new reality around her, and transform the entire town of Westview, depicting it as a 1950s sitcom with the civilians she observed earlier as recurring characters. Maximoff was also able to conjure a house to live in and finished by creating a new Vision. Upon casting her spell, she engulfed herself in her new reality, where she and Vision reunited and started living the life they'd always dreamed of.[2]

Living in Suburbia

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Maximoff and Vision married in Westview

"We are an unusual couple, you know?"
"Oh, I don't think that was ever in question."
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

Now living in a reality of her own control, including all the inhabitants and storylines, Maximoff and Vision; who she created, became newlyweds; who had just moved into town, attempting to blend in and live normal lives, despite Maximoff's telekinetic powers and Vision being an android.

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Maximoff is welcomed by Agnes

One day, the two noticed a heart drawn on their calendar, but neither knew what the occasion was. When Vision left to go to work, Maximoff was visited by Agnes, who welcomed her to the neighborhood. Maximoff believed that it was her and Vision's anniversary, so Agnes helped her prepare for the special night. Vision called Maximoff about the day's occasion, with the latter thinking it was their anniversary, and the former knowing it was a dinner with his boss and his wife. Maximoff, having the wrong idea, told Vision she had everything under control.

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Maximoff uses her powers to make dinner

That night, when Vision came home with their dinner guests, Maximoff, wearing a night gown came down to surprise him, only to be shocked when she learned the true nature of the night. After changing her clothes, Maximoff was then forced to prepare a home cooked meal for the Harts, while also trying to hide her powers as she did. As Vision keep the Harts entertained, Maximoff struggled to cook dinner, so Vision checked in on her, and they switched roles, with Maximoff distracting the Harts. Despite the hijinks, Maximoff was able to make dinner, and the four sat down to eat.

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Maximoff and Vision reaffirm their love

Ms. Hart asked Maximoff and Vision about their story, entailing where they moved from and how long they've been married, but neither of them were able to answer any of her questions. This led to Mr. Hart growing angry at the couple for not having an answer, until he began choking on his food. Ms. Hart began to eerily chuckle while repeatedly saying “stop it” as she glanced at Maximoff and Vision. This caused the reality to break, so Maximoff told Vision to help Mr. Hart, and everything went back to normal. After the Harts left, Maximoff and Vision reflected on the dinner, and decided to make it the day of their anniversary, with Maximoff making them wedding rings.[21]

The Magic Show

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Maximoff is awoken in the night by noises

"A magician never reveals his secrets. He leaves that to his assistant."
"And she's not talking."
Vision and Wanda Maximoff[src]

Transitioning into the 1960s, Maximoff and Vision were awoken in the night by strange noises, which turned out to just be the trees hitting the window. Because Maximoff altered their beds to now be joined, she and Vision took the opportunity to have sex.

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Maximoff finds a colored toy helicopter

The next day, Maximoff and Vision practiced their magic act for the neighborhood talent show, in which Vision was the magician, "Illusion," and Maximoff was his assistant, "Glamour." Later, Maximoff discovered a toy helicopter in color with a sword symbol outside her house, to her confusion, but was interrupted by Agnes, and the two headed to the planning committee meeting, hosted by Dottie Jones. At the meeting, Maximoff, who was having trouble fitting in with the other women, met and befriended Geraldine, as they continue to listen to Jones.

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Maximoff hears a voice speak to her

After the meeting, Jones had Maximoff clean up, while also revealing that she has heard things about Maximoff and Vision. Maximoff tried to assure Jones that she didn't intend anyone harm, but Jones stated that she did not believe her. Suddenly, a voice came through the radio, speaking directly to Maximoff, but it was soon stopped which caused Jones to break her glass in her hand which led to her hand bleeding. Maximoff gasped and assisted her with a towel, but Jones immediately reverted to her personality as a housewife. This added to Maximoff's worries, but she carried on as normal. At the time of the talent show, Maximoff got dressed into her costume, and nervously waited for Vision to arrive.

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Maximoff and Vision doing a magic show

Eventually, a malfunctioning Vision arrived, and Maximoff attempted to tell him about the strange occurrences she experienced, but they were brought on stage to begin their act. Despite Maximoff following the routine, Vision's state caused him to use his powers in front of the audience, which Maximoff had to cover up using her own powers, including making Geraldine appear in the Cabinet of Mysteries. After the show, Maximoff fixed Vision by removing the piece of gum inside him, and they returned home, being awarded Comedy Performance of the Year.[5]

Sudden Pregnancy

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Maximoff suddenly becomes pregnant

"With all the close calls we've been having, it seems the people of Westview are always on the verge of discovering our secret."
"Yes, I know what you mean. But it's more than that, isn't it? Mr. and Mrs. Hart, dinner. Outside with Herb. I think something's wrong here, Wanda."
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

Maximoff and Vision reflected on their day, feeling that they fitted in with the town. Then, inexplicably, Maximoff became pregnant, much to their surprise and delight. They were interrupted by a noise outside, which was a beekeeper climbing out of the sewers, causing Maximoff to rewind reality so it would not be disrupted, as well as transitioning them into a color-filled 1970s.[5]

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Maximoff being checked on by Stan Nielson

The next day, Doctor Stan Nielson was called up to check on Maximoff, who detailed that she was about four months pregnant. Maximoff was completely delighted by all this, but Vision was concerned, due to the odd nature of her pregnancy, including her going further in stages. With the pregnancy occurring at a fast rate, Maximoff used her powers to build a room for the baby, while she and Vision debated the name, with Maximoff favoring Tommy, and Vision preferring Billy. Vision calculated that the baby should be born three days from then.

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Maximoff's powers act out of her control

Due to the pregnancy's acceleration, Maximoff began to get contractions, which caused her powers to go haywire. Maximoff became nervous whether this would alert the residents of their true nature, which led to Vision expanding further, noting that the recent unusual events caused him to think something was wrong in Westview. But this concerning behavior from Vision made Maximoff rewind reality so she could continue living her ideal reality. At that moment, Maximoff's water broke, causing the plumbing to flood the house.

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Maximoff gives birth to her twins

Vision rushed off to get Nielsen, leaving Maximoff at home, where she was soon joined by Geraldine, who Maximoff attempted to hide her pregnancy from, which became difficult, as she got closer to going into labor. As Maximoff listened to Geraldine, she noticed a stork walk around the house, which led to Geraldine discovering the truth. At that moment, Maximoff went into labor, so Geraldine helped deliver the baby, which she did successfully. Vision then arrived, but before the they could celebrate, Maximoff went into labor again, as she was having twins, who they named Tommy and Billy.[22]

Ejecting Geraldine

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Maximoff mentions Pietro Maximoff

"I'm a twin. I had a brother. His name was Pietro."
"He was killed by Ultron, wasn't he?"
"What did you just say?"
―Wanda Maximoff and "Geraldine"[src]

While Maximoff and Geraldine watched the twins, Maximoff mentioned she was a twin, bringing up Pietro Maximoff, before singing a Sokovian lullaby to her children.

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Maximoff questions Geraldine's true identity

Geraldine noted that Pietro was killed by Ultron, breaking Maximoff out of her daze, and causing her to interrogate Geraldine on how she knew about her brother. Geraldine attempted to put Maximoff at ease, but was demanded to leave, and when Maximoff noticed her necklace with a sword symbol, she grew more intent on knowing her true identity.[7] Maximoff realized that Geraldine was not from Westview, and because she was trespassing within her reality, Maximoff used her powers to eject Geraldine out of the town.

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Maximoff returns to living out her reality

Maximoff repaired the damaged walls with her powers, and then returned to her newborn twins, as Vision returned inside, asking about Geraldine. Maximoff told him that she returned home, but when she turned around, she was startled by Vision, who appeared as his corpse, causing her to look away in horror, but when she looked back, everything was normal again. Vision told Maximoff that they didn't have to stay in Westview, but she refuted it, saying it was their home, and that she had everything under control.[23]

Raising Tommy and Billy

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Maximoff and Vision are helped by Agnes

"The two of you, you might fight over toys, but he's always going to be your brother. And he is always going to be yours. Because family is forever."
"Do you have a brother, Mom?"
"I do. Yeah. He's far away from here. And that makes me sad sometimes."
―Wanda Maximoff and Billy Maximoff[src]

Now transitioned into the 1980s, Maximoff and Vision struggled to stop their children from crying, including Maximoff not being able to use her powers on them. Agnes arrived to help look after Tommy and Billy in which Maximoff openly welcomed her. Agnes then suggested that she can take care of Tommy and Billy, but Vision stopped her, becoming cautious if she was properly equipped for the task. But this caused Agnes to begin to break character and directly ask Maximoff if she wanted her to redo the scene, causing Vision to be suspicious, but Maximoff tried to act like everything was normal. Vision questioned Maximoff as to why Agnes acted so strangely, but Maximoff further tried to dismiss it. Their conversation was then halted when they then noticed that Tommy and Billy had aged-up to five years old.

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Maximoff suggesting Vision to not hide

Maximoff later discovered that her sons had brought home a dog, asking if they could keep it. When Agnes dropped by again with a doghouse, and suggested the name "Sparky," Maximoff almost revealed her powers in front of her, much to Vision's concern. Maximoff claimed that she was tired of hiding, and felt Vision should embrace the same feelings, but he did not, and grew more worried. When Tommy and Billy asked once more if they could keep the dog, they aged themselves up again to ten years old, as Maximoff and Vision felt they were too young.

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Maximoff talks to her children about family

While Maximoff watched her children train Sparky, they asked about their father's whereabouts, as she had sent him off to work to distract him. This led to Maximoff talking to the boys about how she and Vision disagree occasionally, but it would only be temporary, just like how the boys would fight with each other, but still always be brothers. Tommy then asked his mother if she had a brother, so Maximoff told him about Pietro Maximoff, telling them that he was far away, and that it made her sad sometimes.[7]

Confronting S.W.O.R.D.

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Maximoff disables a S.W.O.R.D. drone

"This will be your only warning. Stay out of my home. You don't bother me. I won't bother you."
"I wish it could be that simple. You've taken an entire town hostage."
―Wanda Maximoff and Tyler Hayward[src]

When Sparky alerted Maximoff to a breach inside the Hex, she went outside to investigate, where she discovered that S.W.O.R.D. had sent in a drone. Monica Rambeau attempted to speak with Maximoff, but she used her powers to disable the drone, before they attempted to fire upon her.

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Maximoff confronts S.W.O.R.D. outside

Maximoff picked up the drone, and wearing her Avengers uniform, she exited the Hex, where she was surrounded by S.W.O.R.D. agents who took aim at her. After throwing the destroyed drone back to S.W.O.R.D., Maximoff confronted Director Tyler Hayward, warning him to leave her alone, and that she won't bother them if they didn't bother her. Hayward refused Maximoff's request, noting that she had taken an entire town hostage, to which Maximoff retorted that they were the ones with the guns pointed at her.

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Maximoff speaks with Monica Rambeau

Rambeau intervened, asserting that Maximoff was the one in control, and upon recognizing her as "Geraldine," Maximoff threateningly conjured a ball of psionic energy. Rambeau attempted to get through to Maximoff, claiming she didn't know the drone was armed, and that Maximoff, being a telepath and having all the residents in her control, knew Rambeau was a S.W.O.R.D. agent all along, and still trusted her to deliver her babies. Rambeau deduced that Maximoff, knew she was an ally that wanted to help her, but Maximoff told her she had everything she wanted, and no one was going to take it from her again. Maximoff then returned into the Hex, briefly controlling the agents with one wave of her hand to aim at Hayward.[7]

Vision's Confrontation

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Maximoff talks to her children about death

"Vision... Listen, can we just..."
"What? Watch TV? Turn in for the night so that you can change everything over again? No, Wanda. You can't control me the way you do them."
"Can't I?"
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

Back to her reality, Maximoff helped her children look for Sparky, who had gone missing. They were saddened to discover he had died, but Maximoff told her sons that they couldn't escape the sadness, nor could she reverse death.

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Maximoff and Vision fight about her actions

After Vision finished burying Sparky, he brought up with Maximoff that he spoke with Norm, revealing that he knew she was controlling everyone in Westview. Maximoff attempted to deflect the conversation, but Vision stated that she couldn't control him. Maximoff tried one last time to end the conversation, but Vision persisted, becoming angry with her. Vision demanded to know what was outside of Westview, and exclaimed he didn't know who he was, so Maximoff reassured him of who he was.

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Maximoff is reunited with "Pietro Maximoff"

Unconvinced, Vision asked why there were no children in Westview, irritating Maximoff as she continue to tell Vision she wasn't controlling everything. Maximoff revealed that she was not sure of how it all started, but Vision continued, telling her that what she was doing was wrong. At that moment, the doorbell rang, which Maximoff did not cause, although Vision did not believe her. Maximoff opened the door, but did not recognize the person standing before her, who revealed himself to be "Pietro Maximoff," although he looked different, to Maximoff's shock.[7]

Halloween Celebrations

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Maximoff dresses up for Halloween

"Just remember that this is a respectable family. If I see any funny business, I am going to magic you into a pickled herring."
―Wanda Maximoff to "Pietro Maximoff"[src]

Having transitioned into the 1990s on Halloween, Maximoff, wanting to spend the day with her family, dressed up as a Sokovian fortune teller, and had Vision dress up as a Mexican luchador, having a kink for them. Maximoff and Vision discussed her "brother," who she was suspicious of, and was surprised when Vision told her that he wouldn't be joining them, as he was now going less along with Maximoff's control, but she let him leave, with "Pietro" filling in for him.

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Maximoff attempts to test "Pietro Maximoff"

While walking through the streets to take Tommy and Billy Maximoff trick-or-treating, Maximoff decided to test "Pietro," asking about their childhood, but he attempted to put her suspicion at ease, acknowledging that he knew he looked different, and saw it as Maximoff not wanting to be reminded of the past. After "Pietro" took the twins to collect more candy, Maximoff encountered Herb, who revealed to her that Vision wasn't on duty for the Westview Neighborhood Watch, to her confusion. Herb asked if Maximoff wanted anything changed, but she reassured him that it was fine.

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Maximoff witnesses her son gain powers

Disappointed by "Pietro's" influence on Tommy and Billy, Maximoff made them give back all the candy they stole, where she continued to question "Pietro," who outlined his role that she wanted him to play. After asking him about his missing accent, "Pietro" then explained to Maximoff how after he was killed by Ultron, he heard her calling him, so he came to Westview, knowing she needed him. Suddenly, when her sons returned, they discovered that Tommy gained super speed, like his uncle, so she told him to take his brother with him when he runs off, and not to go past Ellis Avenue.[11]

Expanding the Hex

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Maximoff and her "brother" discuss the Hex

"Where's your dad?
"Hey, don't sweat it, sis. It's not like your dead husband can die twice."
―Wanda Maximoff and "Pietro Maximoff"[src]

As Maximoff and "Pietro Maximoff" admired the festivities set up in Westview, the two discussed Maximoff's current life. "Pietro" then began talking about how Maximoff was controlling all of the residents, noting that she took in some ethical considerations, and stating that he was impressed by her upgraded power set. When "Pietro" asked how Maximoff created the Hex, she wasn't sure, only remembering being filled with despair. Maximoff was interrupted by the sight of "Pietro" momentarily appearing as a bullet riddled corpse, much to her horror.

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Maximoff expands the Hex to save Vision

Suddenly, Maximoff heard Billy Maximoff frantically calling out to her, telling her that Vision was in trouble, having just acquired telepathic powers. Maximoff attempted to calm her son down, asking where Vision was, but she was angered when "Pietro" said that her husband couldn't die twice, so she blasted him away. After telling him to focus, Billy then proceed to detail what he saw to his mother, resulting in her realizing he was outside the Hex. Maximoff then used her powers to freeze all the residents, and expand the Hex, saving Vision from death, and enveloping many S.W.O.R.D. agents.[11]

True Power Revealed

Chaos Magic Falling Apart

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Maximoff noticing reality go out of control

"Careful what you say to me."
"Do it, then. Take me out. See, see? That's where you and Hayward differ. He's gonna burn Westview to the ground just to get what he wants. Don't let him make you the villain."
"Maybe I already am."
―Wanda Maximoff and Monica Rambeau[src]

After expanding the Hex, reality was transitioned into the 2000s, taking form as a mockumentary styled sitcom, where Maximoff, in a talking head, reflected on her actions. Alone in her bed, Maximoff ignored her sons, who came to her with problems. Maximoff soon came downstairs, deciding to isolate herself, where she noticed reality uncontrollably glitch out.

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Maximoff confesses about her confusion

Deciding not to worry about Vision's whereabouts, Maximoff spoke to her children about how the man claiming to be Pietro Maximoff was not actually him, and that she didn't have any answers on everything that was happening. They were then visited by Agnes, who decided to take care of Tommy and Billy for Maximoff so she could have time to herself. Maximoff continued to witness things inexplicably morph appearances, and when she talked about not knowing what was happening, her interviewer asked if it was what she deserved, to Maximoff's confusion.

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Maximoff faces off with Monica Rambeau

Later, Maximoff was surprised by the arrival of Monica Rambeau, but immediately became angered when she brought up Vision and what Tyler Hayward was doing, having had enough of dealing with S.W.O.R.D.. She attacked Rambeau with her powers and brought the fight outside, which led her neighbors to witness the event. Maximoff accused Rambeau of lying and, using her powers, threw her to the ground, but to her surprise Rambeau was able to land safely with her new powers. Maximoff began to threaten Rambeau, but she withheld, which Rambeau noted was the difference between her and Hayward, and that he was making her to be the villain. Maximoff suggested that she may already be a villain, but Rambeau attempted to get through to her, only to be stopped by Agnes, who took Maximoff to her home.[24]

Learning the Truth

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Maximoff finds a dark sanctum

"Let go of my children."
"Oh, yes, your children. And Vision, and this whole little life you've made, this is Chaos Magic, Wanda. And that makes you the Scarlet Witch."
―Wanda Maximoff and Agatha Harkness[src]

Upon entering Agnes' house, Maximoff asked about her sons' whereabouts, so Agnes directed her to the basement. Maximoff discovered the basement only to not find her children. Instead, it kept going until she came across a dark demonic looking sanctum.

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Maximoff is enthralled by Agatha Harkness

She saw mystical items and a glowing book, until she was soon joined by Agnes, who revealed herself to be a witch named Agatha Harkness who had been secretly influencing Maximoff's reality. Surprised and before she could react, Harkness enthralled Maximoff and revealed what she had done.[24]

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Maximoff interrogated by Agatha Harkness

Learning the truth about Harkness, Maximoff attempted to read her mind, but was unable to, so she once again asked about her children's whereabouts, but when she went to use her powers, they did not work, as Harkness had cast a protection spell. Harkness restrained Maximoff, and detailed how she waited patiently, and worked slowly, including using a fake Pietro Maximoff to manipulate her, to figure out how Maximoff created the Hex, which was a combination of many spells being cast at once. However, she was unsuccessful, and was not able to get an answer from Maximoff.

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Maximoff reliving moments from her past

Harkness recalled on what Maximoff said about only remembering feeling immense sadness before the Hex, and decided to enter her past to find the answer. Maximoff initially refused, but was forced when her children were threatened. Maximoff proceeded to live out the day her parents died, which were the origins of her witch abilities, then when she encountered the Mind Stone, which increased her power, then falling in love with Vision, and finally when she found Vision's body at S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters, leading to her creating the Hex in Westview, due to all her built up trauma.[2]

Battle of Westview

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Maximoff learns she is the Scarlet Witch

"Vision, this is our home."
"Then let's fight for it."
―Wanda Maximoff and Vision[src]

Snapping out of her past, Maximoff heard her sons calling out to her for help, so she rushed outside, where Agatha Harkness had them by the throats. Realizing the truth, Harkness explained how a being like Maximoff, which was perceived as a myth, was dangerous, having powers of spontaneous creation, which she had been using to live in a sitcom. Maximoff demanded that Harkness release her children, and she replied by telling her that her sons, Vision, and their reality were all Chaos Magic, declaring Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch.[2]

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Maximoff attacks Agatha Harkness

Being outside the runes, Maximoff was able to use her powers, so she attacked Agatha Harkness, releasing Tommy and Billy Maximoff from her grip. After ordering her sons to go inside their house, Maximoff continued to fight Harkness, who was actually stealing her magic, and offering to let Maximoff continue living in Westview if she gave it all up to her. Maximoff rejected Harkness' offer, and knocked her aside with a car, but could not find her in the wreckage.

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Maximoff is attacked by White Vision

Suddenly, Maximoff witnessed White Vision arrive, so she asked if it was really him, but having been programmed by Tyler Hayward, he attempted to kill her. Before White Vision could be successful in his mission, Maximoff was saved by the Vision she created, and the two reunited and amended before resuming the fight against Harkness and White Vision.

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Maximoff tries rebuking Agatha Harkness

Following Harkness into the middle of town, Maximoff listened to her detail her true origin, stating that the Scarlet Witch was not born but forged, her power exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme, and her destiny was to destroy the world. Maximoff refused to accept this, so Harkness freed "Dottie" from Maximoff's control.

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Maximoff is confronted for her actions

She revealed herself to be Sarah Proctor and told her that her daughter could play with her boys if she could be released. Harkness then released the rest of the town's residents, such as Dennis, Abilash Tandon, and Sharon Davis, who surrounded her. They all told Maximoff how they hated what she was doing to them and that her grief was causing them suffering. Maximoff, unaware of the amount of detriment she was causing the townspeople, became overwhelmed which caused her to accidentally hurt everyone by choking them with her magic restraints.

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Maximoff has some of her magic drained

Now seeing the truth behind her ideal reality, Maximoff decided to set everyone free, and began destroying the Hex. However, when her husband and children arrived, they were being torn apart, as they were created within the Hex and therefore could not exist outside of it, so Maximoff stopped destroying the Hex, keeping her family alive. Harkness attacked them, so Maximoff protected her family with a force field, but it allowed Harkness to steal some of her magic, draining more of Maximoff's life.[4]

Duel Against Agatha Harkness

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Maximoff fights against Agatha Harkness

"You're cruel. You... you have... You have no idea what you've unleashed. You're gonna need me!"
"If I do, I know where to find you."
Agatha Harkness and Scarlet Witch[src]

The family were then surrounded by Agatha Harkness, White Vision, and now S.W.O.R.D., who breached the Hex when it opened. Maximoff told her sons to deal with the soldiers as she went to continue fighting Harkness, now utilizing and embracing her magic. Using her mental manipulation powers, Maximoff confronted Harkness at the scene of her trial, but it soon backfired, with Harkness once again asking for her powers, promising to fix her pain, but Maximoff refused and fought back.

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Maximoff steals Agatha Harkness's powers

The showdown now took to the sky, where Maximoff, pretending to give Harkness what she wanted, secretly began casting runes around the walls of the Hex to neutralize her enemy's magic. Having appeared to have had all her magic stolen, Maximoff floated in the sky, with her entire body drained, as Harkness revealed the Hex could not be fixed, and then went to finish her off, only for nothing to happen. Maximoff stopped her deception as she revealed that she casted runes around the Hex so only she can use magic.

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Scarlet Witch reclaiming all of her magic

As Maximoff reclaimed her magic from Harkness, she transformed into the Scarlet Witch. This frightened Harkness, who said she didn't know what she had unleashed, and Maximoff removed the dark storm clouds allowing the sunshine to reappear.

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Scarlet Witch defeats Agatha Harkness

Returning to the ground, Harkness asked what would become of her, so Scarlet Witch revealed that she was going to trap her inside her former role as the "nosy neighbor." Harkness attempted to warn her of what she's now unleashed, stating she'll need her, but Scarlet Witch ignored her and transformed Harkness into "Agnes." Scarlet Witch told Agnes that she lived in Westview, and that she'd be seeing her in the future, before walking away and reuniting with her family, knowing it was the end for them.[4]

Saying Goodbye

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Maximoff says goodbye to her children

"They'll never know what you sacrificed for them."
"It wouldn't change how they see me."
Monica Rambeau and Wanda Maximoff[src]

As the family returned to their home, Maximoff began removing the Hex, freeing everyone inside Westview. Knowing their children would be erased when the Hex was gone, Maximoff and Vision tucked them into bed, and said their goodbyes to them, not wanting to see them disappear.

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Maximoff explains Vision's existence

Maximoff and Vision headed downstairs, where they understood it was time for them to say goodbye, too. Seeing the Hex closing in, Vision asked Maximoff what he was, so she explained that he was created from the piece of the Mind Stone inside of her, as well as her memories and emotions for the original Vision. In his final moment, Vision acknowledged that they've said goodbye to each other before, so it would only be a matter of time before they are reunited again. At that moment, the Hex completely disappeared, along with Vision, her children, and the house around her.

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Maximoff speaks with Monica Rambeau

Standing alone in the empty lot of where her house used to be, Maximoff returned to the middle of town, passing all of the people she had enthralled, feeling a lot of shame as they scowled at her. Maximoff approached Monica Rambeau, who did not share the resentment towards her, but empathized with Maximoff, knowing what she was feeling, and what she had to sacrifice. She told her that if she had that power, she would have done the same due to her loss as well.

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Maximoff leaves Westview

Maximoff declared that she would try to understand her power, so she said goodbye to Rambeau before transforming into her Scarlet Witch uniform and flying away, just as the Eastview police arrived. As she flew out of Westview, she turned around and looked at it one last time before flying off.[4]

Chasing Her Dreams

Studying the Darkhold

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Scarlet Witch reading from the Darkhold

"It corrupts everything and everyone that it touches. I wonder what it's done to you."
"The Darkhold only showed me the truth. Everything I lost can be mine again."
Stephen Strange and Scarlet Witch[src]

Maximoff decided to seclude herself, and moved into a cabin in an unknown location, where she learned more about herself, and the power she possessed. Becoming more confident in her abilities, Maximoff learned about the Astral Dimension and was able to coexist in two forms. Her physical form performing menial tasks like brewing a cup of tea while her astral form reading the Darkhold to learn and understand her power. One day while reading the Darkhold, she heard what seemed to be the cries of her children calling for help.[4]

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Maximoff awakes after dreaming of her kids

During her exile, Maximoff soon fell to the corruption of the Darkhold, learning of the Multiverse and that her children existed in alternate universes. She found out which universe they lived in and saw that they were happy in those universes. Throughout 2024, she began to have dreams every night of her with her children. She relived her last moments with them before waking up and realizing it was a dream.[6]

Learning of America Chavez

"What do you want with America? What do you want with the Multiverse?"
"I'm going to leave this reality and go to one where I can be with my children."
Stephen Strange and Scarlet Witch[src]

In her search for her children across the Multiverse, Maximoff became aware of America Chavez, a supernatural being with the power to travel across the Multiverse. Maximoff realized that she could steal Chavez's power to transport her to the universe where her children were alive, so she began sending creatures to capture Chavez. The Darkhold had not only corrupted Maximoff, but also corrupted where she lived, causing it to become a barren landscape with her chaos magic filling the atmosphere. In late 2024, Maximoff used the Ribboned Creature to capture Chavez, but she escaped. Maximoff learned that Chavez had arrived in her universe, so she sent Gargantos after her in New York City, but she had been rescued by Doctor Strange.[6]

Visited by Doctor Strange

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Maximoff is approached by Doctor Strange

"Return to Kamar-Taj, and prepare to hand over America Chavez by sundown. Peacefully. After that, you'll never see me again."
"And if we don't?"
"Then it won't be Wanda who comes for her. It will be the Scarlet Witch."
―Wanda Maximoff and Doctor Strange[src]

Maximoff then deduced that Doctor Strange would come to consult her after seeing that the attacks were a result of witchcraft. Maximoff prepared for his arrival by warping reality on herself and the landscape, in order to prevent any suspicion. Maximoff then created sheep and apple trees, in which she went and plucked off tree branches that were of no use. As she did, she was approached by Strange, and she commented that she had known he would show up.

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Maximoff discusses the events in Westview

Pretending to think that he was there to discuss the events in Westview, Maximoff told him that she had made mistakes and people were hurt- though Strange quickly assured her she had repented by freeing the people of Westview, before telling her that he was not, in fact, there to discuss Westview, but to ask her about her knowledge of the Multiverse. She then walked with him and casually commented that Vision had told her of it and his belief that it was both real and dangerous, to Strange's agreement.

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Maximoff is asked to help protect Chavez

As they walked, Strange asked her to come to Kamar-Taj, saying that he needed the help of an Avenger. Maximoff told him that there were other Avengers; however, Strange told her that only she could be of help, commenting that he couldn't ask people like Hawkeye, or Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Spider-Man for help with the Multiverse. Strange then explained to her that he had found a girl who was chased by inter-dimensional beings. Maximoff asked if he knew her was after her and then suggested he bring America Chavez to her location, only to realize that Strange had never told her Chavez's name. Strange stopped walking and looked suspiciously at Maximoff.

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Maximoff reveals her true nature to Strange

Aware that he had deduced Maximoff was the one after Chavez, she unveiled her illusion and revealed that the farm was actually a red hellish barren landscape. She then summoned the Darkhold, much to Strange's surprise. Strange commented how evil the book was and that it could corrupt everything and everyone it touches. Maximoff shook her head and told him that it showed her the truth, that her children lived within the Multiverse and that she could use Chavez's powers to get herself to them.

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Maximoff points out Strange's hypocrisy

Strange stated that Maximoff was messing with reality and how dangerous that was, in which she expresses her contempt towards Strange by questioning his actions in the Infinity War, by giving the Time Stone to Thanos. She then noted that Strange recently messed with reality with the Runes of Kof-Kol and that when he did, he became a hero, while when she did it, she became the enemy; and it didn't seem fair for her.

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Maximoff tells Strange to hand over Chavez

Maximoff then asked Strange to hand over Chavez by sundown, and Strange will never see her again as she would be in another universe. As she walked away, Strange asked what would happen if they rejected her request. She told him that it wouldn't be Wanda who comes for her, but the Scarlet Witch.[6]

Siege of Kamar-Taj

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Scarlet Witch confronting Doctor Strange

"In spite of your hypocrisies and insults, I begged you to safely get out of my way. You have exhausted my patience. But I do hope you understand that even now, what's about to happen; this is me, being reasonable."
―Scarlet Witch to Doctor Strange[src]

Maximoff then flew to Kamar-Taj in Nepal and created dark billowing clouds in the sky to signal her arrival. Doctor Strange met her in the sky and tried to reason with her. She stated that she had sacrificed everything, recalling how she had killed Vision in hopes of saving the universe from Thanos, and yet, she gained nothing as the Snap happened anyway, despite his vain sacrifice. She then flew closer to Strange, and bargained that if he gave her what she wanted, she would use the gained powers from Chavez to send him to a universe where he could be with Christine Palmer.

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Scarlet Witch viciously attacks Kamar-Taj

However, Strange refused, making her angry, and she shot a blast of chaos magic at him, only to see that magical shields had been put up and that a magical barrier had been formed. Strange then flew back down as she looked for a way to enter. She flew around the magical barrier of Kamar-Taj and used her powers to try and break an opening. Realizing that she couldn't, she tried another way and used her astral form to mind control a young sorcerer to run and cause confusion. She was then able to breach the barrier and make herself inside the perimeter, wreak havoc using her hex bolts on Kamar-Taj.

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Scarlet Witch descends upon Kamar-Taj

Maximoff was hit by a blast from one of the cannons, but quickly took it out, knocking out several sorcerers. She then blasted a group off of a building and toppled the building. As she continued, she destroyed the artillery and created serval fires throughout the courtyards. Strange and Wong ran inside yelling at others to fall back. In the chaos, sorcerers perished due to the fires. Maximoff then flew down to the ground, creating a wave of magic that burned any remaining sorcerers who were injured on the ground.

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Scarlet Witch walking inside of Kamar-Taj

She then walked towards the entrance angrily. When she entered the first building, she saw Strange and told him that she had been more than patient. He told her that she would have to go through him, in which she said was fine. As she stepped inside, her foot pressed on a button and she saw the Mirror Dimension appear around her. Seeing that Strange was an illusion and that he had set up a trap, she became startled by the Dimension.

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Scarlet Witch inside of the Mirror Dimension

She looked around and saw her reflection throughout. She then tried to use her powers to free herself, but it bounced back and forth inside the confined space. Maximoff noticed the mirror shards and the space between them, carefully using her finger to touch it. Finding out that it was a reflective pool, she used the spaces between the shards to look for an exit. As she looked, she took out Hamir and another sorcerer guarding Chavez. As she continued, the reflective pools began getting covered up and she finally found one, seeing Chavez looking down at it.

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Scarlet Witch talks about her nightmares

Maximoff then warped her body to crawl out of a gong and into another room where she saw Strange, Wong, and Chavez. Maximoff summoned the Darkhold before them and revealed using her powers, several universes that had her children in it and her Variants all were happy. She stated that every morning she had a nightmare knowing that she didn't have them.

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Scarlet Witch attacks America Chavez

As she stared down at them, Strange tried to attack her using a spell that produced snake-like beings, but Maximoff swiftly blasted him aside. When Wong stepped forward to combat her, she swatted him aside and knocked him out. She then used her powers to seize Chavez and begin the process of stealing her powers. As Chavez became scared, she involuntarily opened a star-shaped portal. Strange then leaped at Chavez, just as Maximoff struck him, burning a hole in the Cloak of Levitation, and watched as they fell into the portal.

Severed Connection

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Scarlet Witch engaging in dreamwalking

"I need the Darkhold's spells. You are the Sorcerer Supreme. Tell me what you know."
"You're gonna have to kill me, witch."
―Scarlet Witch and Wong[src]

Maximoff was left alone with Wong and used her powers to bind him up back in the courtyard. She then used the Darkhold to begin the dreamwalking ritual, a ritual where she could transfer her consciousness to a counterpart of herself by using Darkhold magic.

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Maximoff dreamwalks in her Variant's body

After a moment of struggle, Maximoff succeeded in possessing a counterpart of herself living on Earth-838 and went to continue with her mission. However, she was stopped when she heard to voices that universe's Tommy and Billy. Maximoff was initially hesitant to look at them, but she gave in and became happy to see her children again, as they asked her to watch them perform a song, which she emotionally watched and made her smile.

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Maximoff sees the destruction of Darkhold

However, she was stopped from the ritual when Sara Wolfe, one of the sorceresses, destroyed the Darkhold. Maximoff watched as Wolfe was burnt to death from doing so and then looked at the Darkhold, now disintegrating. Maximoff even tried to keep her possession, but the spell only works if there is an Darkhold, and the Darkhold book had just been destroyed, so the attempt was in vain and her consciousness was brought back to her body. Angry that it was gone, she released Wong and demanded to know where she could find another.

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Scarlet Witch torturing the other Sorcerers

Wong refused and stated that she would have to kill him; however, Maximoff instead went outside the courtyard and prepared to kill Rintrah, Weasel, Vinny, and Ariann. Wong was then forced to reveal that the destroyed Darkhold was a copy and that it originated from Mount Wundagore, where Maximoff would be able to find the spell she needed. Maximoff having heard of the place before, took a Sling Ring from one of the sorcerers and instructed Wong to open an Inter-Dimensional Portal and take them there.[6]

Journey to Mount Wundagore

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Scarlet Witch arrives at Mount Wundagore

"This isn't a tomb. It's a throne."
―Scarlet Witch[src]

Maximoff and Wong arrived through the Inter-Dimensional Portal on Mount Wundagore in Eastern Europe and found it to be snowing. When Maximoff saw the Darkhold Castle on the top of the mountain on the other side of a gorge, she asked Wong why he didn't portal them closer. He informed her that they were as close as his magic would take them as the Masters of the Mystic Arts weren't made to be there.

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Scarlet Witch prepares to fight in the Castle

Maximoff then used her powers to fly herself and Wong over to the Castle. When they went inside, Wong explained that the spells were carved there by the demon Chthon, who had written the Darkhold. As Maximoff lit fires in the Castle so they could see, they were ambushed by the Elder Beasts guarding it. Maximoff and Wong prepared to fight them, only for them to kneel before Maximoff. She watched in confusion and then saw that there was a Scarlet Witch statue behind an altar that she was standing on. Maximoff then realized that this was a throne room for the Scarlet Witch and it was made for her.

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Scarlet Witch and Wong talk about her plan

Wong questioned why she wanted to take America Chavez's power while she could just forcefully tell her to do her bidding; only for her to say it was for the sake of her children so she could protect them anytime they needed her, such as if they got sick. Wong got angry and questioned whether it wasn't enough knowing that her other counterparts were happy with their children. She replied with a no, before throwing Wong out of the castle. She then resumed the dreamwalking ritual.[6]

Attacking the Illuminati

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Maximoff dreamwalks into her Variant again

"Is their mother still alive?"
"Yes."
"Good. There will be someone left to raise them."
―Scarlet Witch and Mister Fantastic[src]

Maximoff dreamwalked to Earth-838 and possessed her alternate self, who had fallen asleep on the couch. She then flew off from the house and out of that universe's Westview to that universe's New York City to the Illuminati Headquarters.

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Maximoff destroying Ultron Sentries

She broke inside and destroyed the Ultron Sentries that came to defend the facility. In doing so, the oil from the Sentries splattered over her shirt and the side of her face. Due to this, smoke and fires were started in Maximoff's massacre of the Sentries. As she got closer to where America Chavez was imprisoned, she was confronted by members of the Illuminati; Captain Carter, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, and Captain Marvel.

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Maximoff is confronted by the Illuminati

Mister Fantastic told her that he had family as well and understood her pain. She responded asking if his wife was still alive and he replied yes, in which she remarked that at least one parent would still be alive to raise his children. He told her that Black Bolt could defeat her within seconds with his mouth, in which she asked what he was talking about as she used her chaos magic to remove his mouth. Black Bolt felt for it and when he could not find it, panicked and screamed inside, causing his brain to fall out within his helmet and he crumpled over.

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Maximoff shreds Reed Richards

Mister Fantastic then stretched out his arm to grab her, only for her to warp his body into strings of rubber, making his head explode in a burst of light. Maximoff then looked at the other two who braced themselves. Captain Carter and Captain Marvel fought her together, with Maximoff throwing Captain Carter's shield aside. She then lifted a statue and threw it into Captain Marvel, making her crash through a wall. Captain Carter then took Maximoff by surprise by bashing her with her shield. When Maximoff asked if Carter had enough, she responded she could do this all day. Carter then threw her shield at Maximoff, but she caught it with her powers and threw it back at Carter, sending it straight into her abdominals.

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Maximoff attacking Captain Marvel

As Carter fell to the ground, Captain Marvel returned and issued bursts of energy at Maximoff. Maximoff contained it and managed to overpower Captain Marvel, by connecting her power to her energy creating a huge blast. In the blast, Captain Marvel hit her back on a statue and fell to the ground. Maximoff then lifted another statue and made it fall onto Captain Marvel, crushing her.

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Maximoff fights Professor X

Maximoff then entered the room where Chavez was and prepared to kill Christine Palmer, until Professor X appeared. When Maximoff tried to blast him, he used his powers to get inside her subconscious. As he worked to free her alternate self's consciousness, she was stronger and overpowered her Variant's subconscious, and psychically killed Xavier, by snapping his neck.

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Maximoff blasts open a door

Maximoff then pursued Chavez as she and Palmer ran away. She chased them, along with Doctor Strange, into an underground level. As she hobbled along, Strange and Palmer tried to stop her by closing metal doors in her path but she blasted through them. At one point, Strange closed a door and Maximoff didn't blast it, but faked them out, frightening them when she appeared suddenly. Strange then told Maximoff to hold her breath as she opened a sewer hole causing water to come gushing out above her.

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Maximoff captures America Chavez

Maximoff caught up to them at the Gap Junction, using her powers to pull Chavez's hair. When she had Chavez in her grasp, Strange tried to attack her, but she absorbed and repelled his attack, blasting him and Palmer away, destroying the Book of Vishanti in the process. Maximoff then used her mind control abilities to make Chavez open a portal. She then threw Strange and Palmer into an unknown universe. She then used Chavez's power under her influence to open a portal back to herself and tossed Chavez through the portal, before leaving her alternate self's consciousness.[6]

Battle on Mount Wundagore

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Scarlet Witch sees Doctor Strange arrive

"I would never hurt you. Never. I would never hurt anyone. I'm not a monster. I'm a... I'm... I'm sorry."
―Scarlet Witch to Tommy and Billy Maximoff[src]

Scarlet Witch placed America Chavez on the altar and began the spell to take her powers. Moments later, she was interrupted when Doctor Strange, in one of his counterpart's corpse, which had now become zombified, appeared before them. Scarlet Witch called him a hypocrite for using the dreamwalking ritual himself and struck him.

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Scarlet Witch destroys all of the demons

Strange instead tossed the demons that had attacked him earlier onto her. She became frightened upon seeing the souls of the damned and struggled to fight them off. Wong then made his way back up and helped Strange contain her inside a spell with the demons. However, she eventually broke free and blasted the demons and Wong aside in extreme anger.

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Scarlet Witch angrily fights Doctor Strange

Scarlet Witch then used her powers against Strange, threatening to kill him. She restrained him, causing him to be immobilized to do anything. As she did, she was caught off guard by Chavez, who jumped off the altar and punched Scarlet Witch backwards.

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Scarlet Witch about to kill America Chavez

Scarlet Witch glared at Chavez and gave a smirk, showing that she was more powerful. Chavez struck Maximoff a few more times, sending her through portals until she brought her to another realm. As Scarlet Witch looked down the ledge at the dimension, she used her powers to stop Chavez and push her back. Chavez then told her she couldn't beat her and punched her again, sending her to Earth-838 inside the Vision Residence. Scarlet Witch grabbed Chavez by the throat and demanded to know what she did, only to see Tommy and Billy on the couch, running away from her in fright.

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Scarlet Witch realizes what she has become

She then witnessed her alternate self run down the stairs to comfort her boys. Scarlet Witch furiously declared that she was the boys' mother and blasted her alternate self away from them. Tommy and Billy then began throwing their toys at Scarlet Witch until she snapped at them to stop, and they fled behind the staircase. She attempted to reach out and comfort the boys, but they pleaded for her not to hurt them. Taken aback, Maximoff insisted she would never do so, tearfully reiterating that she wasn't a monster, but a mother. However, Tommy and Billy's fear of her caused Maximoff to falter as she began to comprehend the many atrocities she had committed. Forced to realize her claims weren't true at all, she backed away.

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Maximoff is consoled by her alternate self

As Maximoff watched the boys run back to her counterpart, she broke down weeping. Now realizing what the power of the Darkhold had done to her and having broken free from its possession, Maximoff finally accepted that her goal was impossible all along and she would never be the boys’ real mother. When her other self approached her, Maximoff looked away in shame. However, 838-Maximoff comforted her and expressed empathy towards her pain, much to Maximoff's shock. 838-Maximoff reassured her counterpart that Tommy and Billy would be loved in this universe.[6]

Destroying All Darkholds

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Maximoff destroying the Darkhold Castle

"I opened the Darkhold. I have to close it. No one will be tempted by the Darkhold again."
―Scarlet Witch to Doctor Strange[src]

After America Chavez closed the portal and brought them back to their universe, a heartbroken Maximoff was left alone once more in her guilt. She flew above the altar and prepared to destroy the Darkhold Castle. As Chavez and Wong left, Maximoff made peace with Doctor Strange and told him that it was her job to destroy the Darkhold and that nobody would be touched by its evil again. She then used her powers to destroy the Castle, breaking the Scarlet Witch statue, and destroying every copy of the Darkhold throughout the Multiverse. As she did, the Castle began to crumble and collapse on her. As the Castle crumbled, a red burst of magic flashed.[6]

Personality

"She's not a child. She's a supernatural being. Such raw power could wreak havoc on this, and other worlds. Her sacrifice would be for the greater good."
"Well, you can kiss the lunchbox goodbye, because that's the kind of justification our enemies use."
―Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange[src]

Since her young age, Maximoff has developed a tendency towards escapism. She would often engulf herself in the imaginary world of sitcoms as a way to shelter herself from the harsh reality of instability and scarcity that her family had to endure. Due to childhood trauma from seeing her parents killed right in front of her, and the constant war-like state of her home, Wanda Maximoff had developed a very aggressive personality. From being involved in protests to volunteering for Baron Strucker's experiments, and joining the Avengers, Maximoff has shown that she prefers to fight directly for what she believes in. Her passionate nature and willingness to engage in violence to achieve her goals led her to mistakenly side with Ultron, which deeply influenced much of her future actions.

Her passion was partly fueled by her hatred of the United States of America and Tony Stark. This hatred was strong enough to have her side with Ultron for what she believed to be the greater good. She was unfazed when Ultron killed von Strucker and was willing to send Hulk on a rampage in Johannesburg, costing the lives of both soldiers and civilians. Fortunately, she was not blinded completely by passion and was capable of reason, clearly being appalled by the level of destruction Ultron was trying to achieve, and promptly sided with the Avengers to make amends. After getting to know the Avengers, she has since let go of any grudge or hatred she previously held against the team as well as the United States.

Due to her past affiliation with Ultron and her role in the destruction of Sokovia, Maximoff carried a deep fear of making mistakes and was frequently wracked with guilt and remorse. Her self-doubt and guilt over the mistakes she had made have at times led her to inaction, even though she is generally action-oriented. Despite this, Hawkeye was able to talk her into action, affirming her desire to fight for what she feels is right, despite what others may think of her.

In contrast with her brother, Scarlet Witch displays a more serious attitude and direct anger, not only against Tony Stark but against anyone that she perceives as her enemy, such as Klaue and Thanos. Her anger leads her to be vengeful, as demonstrated when she volunteered for experiments to become a weapon against the United States and Tony Stark, seeking out Ultron's primary body in order to destroy him after he caused the death of her brother, and angrily telling Thanos that he could not understand her pain after she was forced to kill Vision in the attempt to stop him. In the past, she had no qualms about manipulating others mentally in order to achieve what she wanted, though she later regretted doing this.

Maximoff became considerably more mellow after joining the team, as she is seen to be more compassionate, level-headed, and less inclined to use the manipulative aspects of her abilities, such as fear projection and mind control. Driven by a desire to fight in the front lines rather than as passive support, Maximoff honed her powers to become more combat-oriented, focusing on energy blasts, throws, and barrier projection, relying less on her telepathic abilities. Having become less aggressive and more reluctant to do harm, she has not been seen using her mental manipulation powers since joining the Avengers. Additionally, she rarely uses her powers to deal out lethal force unless completely necessary, using her powers more often to incapacitate her opponents. However, she also is less inclined to hold back in a fight, even against fellow Avengers, as shown when she hurled Black Widow several feet when she attempted to overpower Hawkeye. She has shown a willingness to kill her enemies in extreme circumstances, as shown when she telekinetically threw a carving knife at a perceived assailant before realizing it was Hawkeye, and when she purposefully lifted Proxima Midnight into a Thresher and shredded her to stop the latter from killing Black Widow.

Maximoff grew to care for Vision during their time together. However, she was disappointed that he was more loyal to Stark and the people of Earth than to her. However, in the aftermath of Avengers Civil War, she has put the grudge aside and developed strong romantic feelings for him to the point that, after she escaped from the Raft, she went off the grid with him to Europe and was in the beginning stages of starting a new life with him. Her feelings grew strong to the point that she tried her best to protect him from Thanos and the Black Order despite being at a great disadvantage, and refused to kill him until there was no alternative, resisting even when he himself agreed that his death was for the greater good of the universe. When forced to kill him, Maximoff openly wept as she was killing the being she loved more than anything else. Maximoff was horrified when Vision was briefly resurrected and emotionally devastated when he was killed a second time by Thanos, sitting at his side in mourning minutes before her death.

While initially hostile during the conflict with Ultron, Maximoff grew to have a strong bond with Hawkeye, who served as a brotherly figure in her life, especially after losing Pietro. Hawkeye was responsible for encouraging her to act in two separate situations where she is overcome by her guilt, that being the attack on Sokovia and his attempt to extract her from the Avengers' Compound. In the aftermath of the Battle of Earth, where Hawkeye was in need of comfort after losing Black Widow, Maximoff was there, by his side, to quiet his worries.

Upon coming back to life and returning to Earth to fight against Thanos and his armies, Maximoff displayed an overwhelming vehemence towards the alien warlord, tempered by a subtle confidence. Her presence and movements were more deliberate and forceful, unlike the relative apprehension she displayed in her earlier appearances. This was most evident when Thanos was trying to break through her protections, Maximoff gave him an almost mocking smirk before forcefully swatting away his weapon with relative ease.

By the time Maximoff created her ideal alternate reality, her mentality had deteriorated; to the point where she believed that the "Pietro" that showed up at her house, was her actual brother; despite his different appearance. She was incredibly hostile, exiling anyone from the Hex; who directly mentioned her past or disrupted her fantasy and was in complete denial that any of it ever happened. She also developed a prevalent maternal side which she greatly showed with her children that she had created. Maximoff showed great denial and reluctance when facing anything negative while she was still processing her grief and often dismissed or denied any problems even in aggressive ways, showing her declining mental state. Although, Maximoff did show great remorse for her actions when it was revealed to her that she was subconsciously torturing the people of Westview and that she wasn't keeping the civilians safe and at peace like she thought she was. She immediately released the people of Westview upon her discoveries, showing that her morality endured despite her recent selfish and hostile actions. During her final showdown with Agatha Harkness, she displayed much more confidence in her powers than ever before; directly using her mental manipulation on Harkness finally using this power again after years, teleporting in a similar fashion as Harkness, and casting runes as a way to outsmart Harkness. She eventually healed by facing her truth and reverting Westview back to normal and she was determined to master her newfound powers, changed from her experience.

But once Maximoff began to study the Darkhold, her mind had become deeply corrupt and twisted, causing her to become so obsessed with finding a way to bring the alternate versions of her children from within the Multiverse into her own universe; in order to finally fulfill her goal of being a mother. This obsession has caused her to lose any sense of reason, driving her into madness which was seen when she refused to listen to Stephen Strange who was trying to reason with her and saw him as hypocritical, mercilessly attacked her former allies the Masters of The Mystic Arts, killing many of them in the process, and hunted America Chavez in an attempt to steal her powers for herself, which would have killed Chavez. She possessed a body of her alternate-self and used it as a tool to massacre the Illuminati and ultimately attempted to snatch the alternate versions of Billy and Tommy from their mother, which caused the two boys to hide from her in fear. It was only after she saw the fear in the Maximoff twins' eyes, that Maximoff realized that she had become a danger to her own children, the two people she loved and wanted the most. Filled with remorse for her actions, Maximoff decided to finally end her own violent rampage by destroying every version of the Darkhold throughout the multiverse and demolishing the Darkhold Castle, ultimately sacrificing herself in the process.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

"The Scarlet Witch is a being of unfathomable magic. She can rewrite reality as she chooses, and is prophesized to either rule or annihilate the cosmos."
Wong[src]
  • Magic:
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    Maximoff becomes Scarlet Witch

    As revealed by Harkness, Maximoff was born with latent magical abilities that were later unlocked and amplified through her exposure to the Mind Stone. At first, Maximoff had no knowledge of her magical origins; however, when she discovered the true extent of her powers, Maximoff began studying the Darkhold and the spells found within it. According to the Darkhold, Maximoff's powers exceeded even those of the Sorcerer Supreme. Despite this, Maximoff has never received formal training, and has not yet refined her magic, especially when compared to Doctor Strange. Though now obtaining the Darkhold, she is now refining her powers and spells. After a year of study, Maximoff became the most powerful witch alive and one of the most powerful beings in the Multiverse. Her witchcraft abilities had grown so great that even all the apprentices and sorcerers of Kamar-Taj were unable to hold her for long. Maximoff's innate power was superior to that of Doctor Strange's and Wong's, the former Sorcerer Supreme and the current Sorcerer Supreme respectively, despite both having more experience in the mystic arts, as well as overcoming and killing the Illuminati with little effort while in her alternate self's body.
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      Maximoff displaying her Chaos Magic

      Able to harness Chaos Magic, Maximoff was the realization of the myth of the Scarlet Witch, a being capable of spontaneous creation. She can shape and manipulate this magic for different effects, such as forming tangible constructs of energy or cast spells without incantation. Her magic is primarily composed of the same red energy as her psionic powers, but mixed with darker red and black hues. Agatha Harkness reveals that Maximoff can wield Chaos Magic subconsciously without needing constant concentration to sustain the changes she's made, describing the Hex as "magic on autopilot!" At first, Maximoff had no control over this power, however, upon studying the Darkhold, Maximoff gained more experience in the control of her magic.
      • Psionics: Due to her exposure to the Mind Stone, Maximoff first unlocked psionic powers related to her innate magic. When using her telepathic abilities, Maximoff's irises glow a dark red color. Her power signature is similar to that of the Mind Stone. Maximoff's powers are reliant on movement and focus, which means her enemies or opponents can stop her from using her powers by disrupting her concentration or restricting her movement. War Machine was able to incapacitate her momentarily using a sonic cannon and her powers were restricted with a straitjacket and specialized collar during her time on the Raft. During the Battle of Wakanda, Proxima Midnight was able to ambush Maximoff by striking her on the head with the hilt of her sword, which disrupted Maximoff's focus and stopped her from using her powers momentarily. During the Battle of Earth, Wanda's powers had grown so strong that she was able to single-handedly overpower Thanos, a feat that Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America via Mjølnir failed to accomplish. These enhanced powers, much like her Chaos Magic, are magical in nature. Eventually, by her quest to seek America Chavez, she grew strong enough to destroy the fully protected Kamar-Taj with her powerful energy blasts alone.
        • Psychic Energy Manipulation:
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          Scarlet Witch repelling Souls of the Damned

          Maximoff can project energy blasts, streams, waves and bolts of her own psionic and telekinetic energy, allowing her to strike, push, pull or blow away her targets, potentially exerting enough force to destroy them. This energy manifests in any shape or form, outlining her telekinetic spheres of influence, as the energy is visible in a reddish color. When her energy hits a target, she can use her telekinesis to inflict further damage. Significant emotional turmoil can both amplify Maximoff's power and causes her to lose control over it, such as when she inadvertently unleashed a wave of red psionic force that tore apart and disintegrated surrounding Ultron sentries when she sensed her brother Pietro Maximoff's death, letting out a scream of anguish. Maximoff proved herself capable of destroying the Mind Stone, due to her powers having a similar energy signature. She could also use her psionic energy streams to enhance the powers behind her attacks, such as when she first used her telekinesis to bring Vision to his knees and then use a dense stream of energy to force him through several floors and several feet into the ground. During the attack on Vision, Maximoff utilized this power to knock back Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive using a bolt of psionic energy, and later used another blast to throw Corvus Glaive through the wall of a bell tower. She also showed the capability of multitasking while using her abilities, as she simultaneously held back Thanos with a stream from one hand while destroying the Mind Stone with a stream of energy from her other hand. She was also able to use her telekinesis with one hand to stop Thanos' sword in midair while also using a powerful energy blast with her other hand to cleave it into two pieces. In her second encounter with Thanos, Maximoff's energy blasts were powerful enough to force the Mad Titan to go on the defensive against her and were enough to knock him back and make him stumble backwards even when he blocked them with his sword. Maximoff was also able to push Monica Rambeau out of her reality with a powerful energy blast that sent her through several walls, including the barrier that divides Westview from the outside world; while leaving Rambeau completely physically unharmed and send "Pietro Maximoff" flying with a powerful blast. She accidentally used her powers to nearly suffocate the entire population of Westview when she was overwhelmed by her emotions and later to throw away reanimated witches from her while she was trapped in Harkness's hallucination. She can also utilize her psionic energy in a neurological way to manipulate the thoughts and memories of others, akin to telepathy. Her psionic energy is capable of persisting even when she is no longer actively controlling it, such as when residual energy persisted and clung to the S.W.O.R.D. drone she destroyed. Agatha Harkness' runes were able to not only strip Wanda of her chaos magic, but her psionic energy as well. During her attack on Kamar-Taj, Maximoff was able to use her energy bolts to knock down the defending sorcerers and weaken the fortress's structures, destroying most of the place without much effort. During her battle with the Illuminati, Maximoff used several energy blasts to attack Captain Carter. During the chase in the undergrounds of the Illuminati Headquarters, Maximoff was able to blast through several metal doors with ease. Later, Maximoff used an energy wave to break through the barrier that Wong conjured around her, destroying the Souls of the Damned and sending Wong flying away at the same time. Later, she used her energy to burn Defender Strange's zombified body while possessed by Doctor Strange, and at the same time crushing Strange's body, even while he was in another universe. She was also able to use her energy to stop a punch from America Chavez.
          • Telekinesis:
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            Maximoff lifting debris

            Maximoff has the ability to move, levitate and otherwise manipulate objects using her psionic energy in a remote manner without the need for her energy to first be projected from her hands. Maximoff uses this energy to affect and control molecules and particles, allowing her to fully control matter and energy. Maximoff started training this power by moving wooden blocks around while imprisoned in Baron Strucker's secret facility. Maximoff pulled them apart with her power, and suspended them in the air. Maximoff used this power to stop an off-rail train in Seoul, tear apart Ultron sentries and rip out the central processor of Ultron's primary body, which was made of vibranium. Maximoff's telekinesis can control a soldier's gunfire and throw him away, lift Captain America into the air to enter a building, hurl aside Black Widow and Black Panther, hurl cars at Iron Man and Spider-Man, extract and dissipate an enormous amount of gas, and even hold up a collapsed watchtower for several minutes to allow Captain America and Winter Soldier to escape. Maximoff was also capable of using her energy to slow the chemical reaction within Crossbones' explosive vest by reducing the particles' kinetic energy on a molecular level, although it caused her great strain due to the massive energy the reaction induced once it had started. She was even able to bring the immensely powerful Vision to his knees while influencing the Mind Stone in his forehead and blast him vertically down through a building's many floors. Her telekinesis is powerful enough to bend vibranium, as she managed to rip open the chest of Ultron's damaged primary body to summon his central processor to her hand, and was even strong enough to shatter the Mind Stone. She was also able to stop a massive line of Threshers and redirect them at Thanos' Outriders, as well as hold back a Chitauri Leviathan. During her second fight with Thanos, she lifted and flung large portions of debris at him. She then was able to use her telekinesis to hold back Thanos' sword even with the Titan using both of his arms in an attempt to overpower her, and was able to weaken its structural integrity, causing cracks to appear in it, before finally using an energy blast to cleave it in two. She then incapacitated him by lifting him into the air and began to squeeze his body, snapping off significant portions of his armor. She displayed great degrees of precision with her telekinesis, such as when she used it to heal Vision by telekinetically repairing his body on a molecular level. Maximoff was also precise enough to use her energy to remove a copious volume of poisonous gas by spreading her energy throughout every molecule of gas and making it dissipate into the atmosphere. Maximoff was able to use her telekinesis to organize the dishes in her kitchen, use it to help herself handle all the kitchen items while preparing a dinner, rebuild part of her house after having expelled Rambeau, lift Rambeau into the air to get her out of her house before dropping her to the ground, open a door in S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters, break the glass of a large window to access the lab where Vision's body was being disassembled, and hurl a car at Agatha. She also inadvertently strangled dozens of people at once. During her attack on Kamar-Taj, Maximoff was able to use her telekinesis to parry arrows and repel it back to the sorcerers, parry the attacks of several mystical snakes summoned by Doctor Strange, and to send both Strange and Wong flying away, leaving Strange stunned and Wong completely unconscious. In the same fight, Maximoff lifted America Chavez in the air before attempting to absorb her powers. Maximoff also used this power to lift and torture several sorcerers. Later, she brought Wong to the Darkhold Castle via her telekinesis after his Sling Ring failed to work. While possessing the body of her alternate self, she was able to throw many Ultron Sentries at once while attacking the Illuminati Headquarters and also crushed a sentry head using her telekinesis. In her battle against the Illuminati, she lifted up Mister Fantastic before ripping him apart. She also used her telekinesis to throw a statue at Captain Marvel as well as catching Captain Carter's Shield midair and throw it back at her, severing Carter in half. She pulled America Chavez by her hair, threw Strange and Palmer through a portal, threw her alternate self into the dining room, and destroyed the Darkhold Castle, causing it to crumble without much effort.
          • Force-Field Generation:
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            Maximoff blocking Captain Marvel's attacks

            Maximoff is able to create highly durable barriers of red energy that she can shape and manipulate as needed. She can use it to grab and break apart targets, protect others from enemy fire, contain a target or to cover and deflect attacks from enemies, such as Ultron's sentries. Like any physical barriers, the barrier could be broken with extreme brute force, as the Sentries were able to eventually break it. During her time as an Avenger, Maximoff learned to project her energy around herself, constructing a close-to-the-body psionic armor to protect herself from extreme impacts, such as falls from great heights or blows from superhumanly strong combatants, increasing her durability to a significant degree. This allowed her to land safely whenever she crash lands, as well as defending her against the might of superhuman combatants, such as Midnight and Glaive who sent her and Vision crashing through a glass roof after being shot down by Proxima Midnight's spear. Maximoff was also able to create a force field large enough to protect her entire family from Agatha Harkness' attack and later created a barrier to prevent Vision from intervening during her duel with Agatha. While battling the Illuminati, Maximoff created a force-field to block Captain Marvel's photon blasts while dodging Captain Carter's shield. During the same battle, Maximoff created an energy sphere to contain Captain Marvel's energy and use it to her advantage to push Marvel into a wall.
          • Disintegration: Maximoff is capable of using her energy in such an acute telekinetic way that she is able to completely disintegrate objects, as she did with several Ultron Sentries after sensing her brother's death. She also used this to annihilate a Kamar-Taj sorcerer as she entered it and to disintegrate Strange's Sling Ring.
        • Mental Manipulation:
          Scarlet Witch mind controls America Chavez

          Scarlet Witch manipulating America Chavez

          Maximoff was able to deploy a form of mental manipulation, often as a type of illusory hypnosis, using the same neuro-electric interface that is the basis of her telepathic powers. This power can be hypnotic in nature as shown when she used it against the Avengers in South Africa, placing them in a sort of trance while she viewed the Avengers' memories. When using her power, her irises sometimes glow a dark reddish color, especially when she concentrates it on specific targets. She was able to use this ability to cripple the Avengers, forcing them each to recall the darker events of their pasts and placing them inside daydream-like visions that rendered them nearly helpless. When this ability is in use, Maximoff's reddish energy takes a more mist-like form, floating into the head of the victim in the form of neurons. The effects also distort the victim's iris coloration, causing them to shine a dark reddish color. This also allows her to control other people's actions, as she did with a considerable number of civilians in Sokovia to aid in their evacuation, causing them to experience a form of sleepwalking and making them all get up and leave the city. Maximoff's mental power is even strong enough to reverse the effects of the Mind Stone, one of the most powerful objects in existence, as shown when she freed Helen Cho from the stone's control. She can also manipulate the memory, thoughts, actions, emotions, and senses of others at will, as well as to induce sleep or pain and create illusions without any difficulty. After joining the Avengers, she initially stopped using these powers, but later resumed their use after creating the Hex. Maximoff could use her telepathy to affect the Mind Stone, such as when she forced used her power to make Vision phase through Hawkeye to release him. Maximoff can also use her psionic energy to read the Mind Stone and state that she felt Vision's consciousness. Maximoff was able to use this power to cause several S.W.O.R.D. agents to point their guns at Tyler Hayward. Maximoff is also able to suppress the personality of someone and replace it with one of her choosing, such as when she created the Hex where she subconsciously controlled the minds of the citizens of Westview to play roles in her sitcom reality. Maximoff was even able to control everyone in Westview for a long period of time. Maximoff displayed this power again on Agatha Harkness, forcing her to become the role of her sitcom character Agnes. While attacking Kamar-Taj, Maximoff was able to manipulate a sorcerer's mind and promptly command him to run. This made him follow her commands and run away from his post, leaving the force-field vulnerable to attack. While in her alternate self's body Maximoff used her mind control abilities to make Chavez open a portal to throw Strange and Palmer into an unknown universe and to open a portal back to herself.
          • Emotion Manipulation: With her mental powers, Maximoff often used it in order to elicit fear or emotional pain in a person in the form of nightmarish hallucinations that could stun and weaken even an individual as powerful as Thor. These visions can depict things that a person fears, regrets, or general disturbances, though the nature of it is not up to Maximoff. She is able to know what her victim is seeing and be inside the vision with them, as demonstrated when she used the ability on Harkness.
        • Telepathy: Due to her ability to interact mentally with others, Maximoff can read minds, communicate telepathically and experience the memories and thoughts of others. She also used this ability to temporarily see into Ultron's mind whilst he was uploading his consciousness into the android body of what would later become Vision and it was thanks to this that she was able to discover his genocidal intentions and rebel against him. Maximoff can also sense the minds and emotions of those around her as she could see Stark's fear in their first encounter and sensed Quicksilver's death, knowing exactly what happened to him as if she had been there in person. While her telepathic abilities could work inside the confines of Harkness' protection spell-ladened lair, she was unable to penetrate Harkness' mind due to the latter's own power. She could also resist and overpower other telepaths like Professor X with her own telepathy.
        • Levitation:
          ScarletWitchDSMoM

          Scarlet Witch levitating in the air

          Maximoff is able to use this power to move through the air and simulate flight, in order to hover and safely float back to the ground. The use of this power manifests as a blast of psionic energy expelled from her hands onto the ground to propel herself up in the air, with a second blast used to slow her momentum as she approaches ground allowing her to land safely. It operates more like an enhanced leap similarly to Hulk, thanks to the force of gravity pushing her down. Maximoff's power grew overtime; to the point that she could project herself, along with Vision; too far higher into the air and for much longer than before. After her resurrection and empowerment, she was able to effortlessly levitate several feet into the air while simultaneously lifting two massive pieces of rubble, no longer needing to actively project energy from her hands to levitate herself and later flew through the air to intercept a Leviathan before it could attack Valkyrie. During her discussion with Vision, Maximoff was able to float merely by holding the psionic energy in her palms, and later showed the ability again upon leaving Westview, indicating growth in her ability to fly. Maximoff flew around Kamar-Taj in order to attack the buildings and evade attacks. She flew herself up to the Mount Wundagore and the Illuminati Headquarters.
      • Reality Warping:
        Wanda creates her house

        Maximoff creating the Hex

        Maximoff can warp reality. Maximoff's reality warping abilities began initially on a small scale, however, as time progressed, her powers have grown exponentially. Maximoff can also create small zones where reality follows her wishes and rules. The areas are surrounded by a partially invisible force field and appear normal from the outside, as when she took control of Westview the town looked normal from the outside even though the reality had completely changed inside. When a person or object enters the area, it automatically becomes part of the reality. Using this ability, Maximoff was able to take control of Westview by placing a hexagonal force field around the town called the Hex, which emits a type of radiation known as CMBR, a remnant radiation from the Big Bang. Inside the Hex, Maximoff has absolute power and can change anything to suit her thinking, being able to create a perfect world based on classic sitcoms, as well as use her powers to rewrite reality and make any person and any object adapt to the time in which they were live in Westview, demonstrated when she had Rambeau's bulletproof vest changed to fit the clothing of her world of classic sitcoms. In fact, every rewritten object inside the Hex, when it exits Westview, remains the same as it was inside, containing the same microscopic elements of their original forms. Due to the authentic sitcom setting, certain abilities also took on different forms within the Hex, such as the lack of energy discharge in the early eras, or the appearance of red smoke rather than energy when imitating Harkness's teleportation. This extended to Vision as well, whose powers were symbolized by the appearance of sparkles during the 1950s. The Hex could alter almost all aspects of reality, including the behavior, thoughts, and memories of the people living inside it, as well as the entire flow of time, all to Maximoff's will. However, inadvertently, the spell was flawed, which caused the suppressed consciousnesses of the Westview residents to still be capable of basic sentience, but removing their willpower. Essentially, they were aware of what they were doing, but were not capable of controlling their own actions. Additionally, every resident ended up feeling the same grief and sorrow Wanda felt over Vision. This was so emotionally taxing on them that it led to some residents becoming suicidal. Although at first the Hex was only found around Westview, when Vision came out of the barrier and nearly died, Maximoff expanded the Hex to save him, also causing everything in his path to be rewritten, transforming the S.W.O.R.D. base into a circus and its agents into clowns. The Hex is able to do this even if Wanda is not aware of it, as the Hex began to immediately disassemble Vision's vibranium body after he left, but Wanda was unaware of it happening. Due to the nature of the Hex, Harkness described it as "Magic on autopilot!" because the Hex was capable of rewriting reality to fit Wanda's vision automatically without Wanda needing to say any incantations or even having to think about it. However, the magic of the Hex does not seem to work on people or objects that have not passed through its border first, as when Hayward's troops entered the Hex, they weren't affected by it because they never passed through the Hex itself. After gaining more control of her power by transforming into the Scarlet Witch, Maximoff was able to make the Hex disappear completely, reversing the changes it caused to everything and everyone that were still inside. When encountering a multiversal traveler named America Chavez, Doctor Strange went to see Maximoff for help. After a brief discussion, she revealed that her farm was fake and they were actually standing in a fiery, burnt down, red woods. When trapped in the Mirror Dimension, Maximoff warped the borders to make it liquid in order to punch her hand through and grab victims through reflections in the room. She then crawled out of a gong, warping her body to do so. When attacking the Illuminati, she incapacitated Black Bolt by erasing his mouth and ripped Mister Fantastic apart into string-like pieces.
      • Conjuration: With a wave of her finger, she was able to create wedding rings for herself and Vision. During the magic show on Westview, Maximoff was able to conjure a small crane to cover up Vision's flight. Later on, she was able to create a dog collar for Sparky. It was later revealed this was how she was able to conjure a copy of her deceased lover, Vision, within Westview with Chaos Magic, as well as creating an entire house for them to live in. She is also able to hide Darkhold and conjure it at will.
      • Transmutation:
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        Maximoff changing objects in her home

        Maximoff was able to change her dress, transformed a real piano into a fake cardboard cutout, turned her and Vision's beds into a single bed, brought color to Westview and also brought fake butterflies on a mobile to life without meaning to. Maximoff was able to make herself four months pregnant inadvertently, and also caused her to give birth at a logarithmic rate. When dealing with pain from her contractions Maximoff inadvertently changed her coat several times and also accidentally brought life to a stork from a painting, however, when Maximoff tried to get rid of the stork, she was unsuccessful, as the most she could do was cause a puff of red dust to erupt around it. As her mental stability deteriorated, she further lost control of her surroundings, and began to inadvertently change objects in her home into versions from previous sitcom eras. While battling Agatha Harkness, Wanda used this ability to appear as if her life force had been drained by Agatha, including masking and hiding her psionic energy while flying in order to trick Harkness into thinking she had lost, when in actuality, she was preparing runes around the Hex to strip Harkness of her magic. Once the Hex was reversed by Wanda, everything and everyone changed by it, provided they were still inside it, reverted to their original forms, including the clothing Wanda herself was initially wearing when she inadvertently created it. Maximoff also can transform herself from her civilian clothes to her Scarlet Witch uniform and back at will.
      • Life Creation: Within the Hex, Maximoff could create living organisms, like her twin sons Billy and Tommy, though they would be destroyed if they left the Hex. During when she was pregnant, Maximoff breathed life into plastic butterflies and accidentally brought life to a stork from a painting.
      • Energy Absorption:
        The Scarlet Witch is forged

        Maximoff absorbs Agatha Harkness's magic

        Maximoff displayed the ability to absorb Agatha Harkness' Dark Magic and transform it into her own Chaos Magic. Unlike Harkness, who also needs to absorb life force in order to absorb magic from others, Maximoff is capable of absorbing magic and energy without killing her target. During the attack on Kamar-Taj, Maximoff was able to absorb the Eldritch Magic's fiery energy from a cannon she was hit with. Later, she was able to almost fully absorb America Chavez's powers twice had she not been interrupted by Doctor Strange. During the fight with the Illuminati, Maximoff completely absorbed Captain Marvel's cosmic energy, leaving her completely vulnerable to any attack, which she ultimately used to kill her by dropping a statue on her after hitting her with one of her own photon blasts. When capturing America Chavez, Doctor Strange tried to attack her, but Maximoff absorbed his power and repelled it back.
      • Astral Projection: Unlike traditional astral projection, Maximoff was able to project her astral form without losing consciousness of her physical self. She accomplished this by manifesting the Scarlet Witch outside of her own body, as demonstrated when she studied the Darkhold in her astral form, whilst also brewing a cup of tea in her physical form. She also used her astral form to mind control a young sorcerer to run and cause confusion.
      • Power Bestowal: Maximoff has displayed the ability to grant superhuman abilities to others, either directly or indirectly. Maximoff birthed Tommy and Billy Maximoff with super-speed and psionics respectively. While Monica Rambeau was bestowed powers by walking into the Westview Anomaly.
      • Teleportation:
        Wanda Teleporting

        Maximoff teleporting

        During the talent show she instantly transported Geraldine from backstage into the magic box. In her battle with Harkness, Maximoff was also able to disappear and reappear behind her, leaving behind a trail of red smoke as she did, imitating Harkness's own teleportation.
      • Time Manipulation: Within the Hex, Maximoff could control the passage of time for all of Westview, notably causing the time period within the town to change overnight and even accelerating the day and night cycle to fit the length of her sitcom episodes. Maximoff reverted a whole chicken into its egg form and later reversed the entire flow of time inside her reality by saying "no" in response to a S.W.O.R.D. agent crawling out of a sewer. While expanding the Hex to save Vision, Maximoff caused time in Westview to completely stop.
      • Illusion Manipulation: Maximoff could cast very life-like illusions, as she demonstrated by casting a very effective illusion on herself that was realistic enough to trick an experienced witch like Agatha Harkness. She also cast an illusion to transform the corrupted landscape she had been staying at into an apple orchard that was even able to deceive Doctor Strange.
      • Weather Manipulation: When Maximoff's water broke she caused a rainstorm to erupt within the Vision Residence. After the rain stopped, she generated intense winds to pour in from outside in order to dry herself, Vision, and her house. In her battle against Harkness in the skies of Hex, Maximoff created dark clouds of lightning and thunder to cloud the runes she was secretly placing in the Hex energy walls. When she invaded Kamar-Taj, she conjured massive black clouds to signal her arrival.
      • Elemental Manipulation: While experiencing contractions, Maximoff was able to cause an electrical power surge that intensified the light from a ceiling light and caused a power outage that affected the whole block, to ignite a fire within the fireplace and cause it to intensify, and to cause a faucet to spew water and a washing machine to overflow with water. At the Darkhold Castle, Maximoff ignited multiple fires to light up the dark palace.
    • Witchcraft: Maximoff is very skilled and versed in Witchcraft, she began using this magic by being able to copy a protection spell from Agatha Harkness, and after obtaining the Darkhold, her skills and knowledge in Witchcraft became even greater.
    • Dark Magic: Maximoff obtained the Darkhold after her battle with Agatha Harkness in Westview. While residing in her hideout, she found that she was able to see into other universes. She became versatile in the use of the book's Dark Magic spells, but also became corrupted by it.
      • Dreamwalking:
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        Scarlet Witch dreamwalking

        An ability gained by the Darkhold was the ability to dreamwalk. Maximoff could transfer her consciousness into the body of herself from other universes. However, use of dreamwalking could cause incursions. She dreamwalked into her alternate self's body so that she could live with her kids from that universe. She eventually had to go and stop Doctor Strange from getting the Book of Vishanti, so she went to Illuminati Headquarters and killed the whole team while in her alternate self's body. She then chased Doctor Strange, America Chavez, and Christine Palmer until they got to the Gap Junction. Once they got to the book, she destroyed it, opened a portal with Chavez's powers, and left that Maximoff's body.
      • Physical Augmentation:
        Chavez fighting against Scarlet Witch

        Maximoff withstanding Chavez's attacks

        After acquiring the Darkhold, Maximoff could heighten her physical abilities. During the battle of Kamar-Taj, she was able to easily withstand a blast from one of the cannons without any injuries, even after her clothes were caught on fire. Later, during the battle of Mount Wundagore, Maximoff was able to withstand many punches and kicks from America Chavez even when she used extra-dimensional energy to boost the power of her attacks, which only temporarily staggering and knocking her a few steps back but with no injuries. Her speed and reflexes were also increased to superhuman levels, being able to adapt to every situation and fight with ease. During the siege of Kamar-Taj, Maximoff was able to block several arrows traveling at high speeds, even without looking. She was also able to parry attacks from various snakes summoned by Doctor Strange with relative ease. During her attack on the Illuminati Headquarters, Maximoff was able to block the attacks of a group of Ultron Sentries while simultaneously fighting another group. Maximoff can also heal herself instantaneously. When she was imprisoned in the Mirror Dimension and got out of it by fatally contorting herself, she healed herself almost immediately.
      • Power Absorption: After obtaining the Darkhold, Maximoff gained the ability to absorb others' powers. She planned to use this ability on America Chavez to open up a portal to another universe, kill that universe's Scarlet Witch and then live as her sons' mother.

Abilities

"She could have taken out Thanos on her own if he hadn't initiated a blitz. I mean, nobody else came close."
Monica Rambeau to Jimmy Woo[src]
  • Master Combatant:
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    Maximoff fighting against Captain Carter

    Maximoff was originally a poor fighter, having no combat skills or formal training. However, with years of experience, she developed a fighting style in which she would infuse her psionic energy into her hands to greatly enhance her hand-to-hand combat skills and allow her to parry attacks from bladed weapons without suffering any harm due to her psionic energy protecting her hands from damage. Her combat instincts were also honed to the point she could react to and halt an explosion, parry attacks from Proxima Midnight, and catch Thanos' double-edged sword moments before it could strike her. By the time of the Infinity War, Maximoff had become skilled enough that she was able to engage Proxima Midnight, a combatant deadly enough to overpower Okoye and Black Widow, in close-quarters combat and defend herself adequately, although she was nearly killed several times. After being resurrected, Maximoff, now more powerful than ever and fueled by rage over Vision's death, was able to face Thanos directly in close range combat, managing to subdue and very nearly kill him, had it not been for his desperate air strike that knocked her back. During the fight with the Illuminati, Maximoff was able to trade a few blows with a far more experienced combatant such like Captain Carter before using her powers to kill Carter with her own shield.
  • Expert Marksman: Maximoff is able to utilize her bolts of magic to attack, knock down and neutralize her opponents with relative ease. She has displayed her marksmanship various times in battle. Most notably during her stand-off between Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight, where she shot her psionic bolts from a considerable distance, at the pair. She was able to accurately attack strong points at Kamar-Taj to weaken the structures.
"I know better than most what self-deception looks like."
―Scarlet Witch to Doctor Strange[src]
  • Spy: Maximoff started basic training in espionage from her teammates, especially Black Widow, upon joining the Avengers, starting with masking her thick Eastern European accent with an American one. By the time she was sent to a mission in Lagos, she already knew basic tactics to hide in plain sight, which later would come in handy when she was on the run from the government.
  • Expert Tactician: Despite initially poor in tactical skills, Maximoff eventually learned from her teammates. At the time of the Westview Anomaly, Maximoff was able to plan to put runes on the walls of the Hex without Agatha Harkness noticing it, defeating her. Also, she was able to act as if her life force had been drained by Harkness when in reality it was all an illusion. After gaining the Darkhold, Maximoff developed a plan to capture multiversal traveler, America Chavez to use her powers and take herself to a universe where she raises her children, Billy and Tommy Maximoff.
  • Multilingualism: Maximoff is fluent in her native Sokovian, as well as English. She initially spoke English with a heavy Sokovian accent, and although it had slightly faded by 2016 and she was able to drop it by 2018, her accent resurfaced when she confronted S.W.O.R.D. outside of Westview. Maximoff also knows some words in Spanish.

Equipment

Uniforms

"Is that my jacket?"
"She's with us."
"It still doesn't explain the jacket."
Black Widow and Captain America[src]
  • Sokovia Uniform: After deciding to fight with the Avengers against Ultron in Sokovia, Maximoff wore her black dress, black leather wristers, and black boots, with knee-high torn stockings, along with her jewelry. She was also given Natasha Romanoff's red leather jacket by her brother to wear over her dress, not actually having an official uniform to wear.
  • Avengers Uniform: When Maximoff became an official member of the Avengers, she was provided her own uniform. This consisted of a black leather suit with a red corset and a red leather jacket over it that had two strips down the front. The uniform included elbow high black leather fingerless gloves, and tall, heeled boots with red piping on top of them. This uniform would soon be replaced.
  • Second Avengers Uniform: Not long after joining the Avengers, Maximoff would receive a new uniform, similar to her previous one. This version also contained a black leather suit with a red corset but had an open red leather coat over it instead. The uniform also included red leather fingerless gloves and flare-heeled boots. Maximoff would wear this uniform during the Avengers Civil War and then wear it again during the Infinity War and the Battle of Earth. Later, she wore the outfit during her confrontation with S.W.O.R.D. outside of Westview.
  • Scarlet Witch Uniform: Maximoff receives the red robes and regalia of the Scarlet Witch upon defeating Agatha Harkness and absorbing her magic. Unlike her other uniforms, she is able to transform it from her civilian clothes and back at will. This consists of a red chestplate with angular faulds extending into an ankle-length skirt, elbow-length red fingerless gloves, black trousers and thigh-high boots, and an intricate red tiara. She can also manifest a red hood and cloak in addition to the rest of her uniform.
  • Second Scarlet Witch Uniform: Not long after transforming into the Scarlet Witch, Maximoff would receive a new uniform, similar to her previous one. This version also contained a red robes and regalia and a red chestplate but with long sleeves and with a black wash. The uniform also included a red and black ankle-length skirt, black trousers, black boots, and an intricate red tiara. Maximoff would wear this attire during her crusade.

Other Equipment

"The Darkhold only showed me the truth. Everything I lost... can be mine again."
―Scarlet Witch to Doctor Strange[src]
  • Darkhold: Maximoff retrieved the Darkhold from Harkness after defeating her. The Darkhold also prophesized the Scarlet Witch to destroy the world and her being more powerful than the Sorcerer Supreme. After a period of studying it, she was able to refine her magic, however; the Darkhold's influence proved too great for her and while the book made her more powerful it also corrupted her mind to the point she was willing to kill innocents and allies and even destroy universes. After she overcame her corruption, she destroyed every Darkhold in the Multiverse.

Vehicles

  • Quinjet: After being rescued by her teammates in Scotland, she was transported in a Quinjet back to the Avengers Compound. Also, while traveling to Wakanda to try to take the Mind Stone from Vision, Maximoff was transported with her teammates in a Quinjet.
  • Red Buick:
    Buick Verano

    Maximoff exiting her car

    In 2023, a few weeks after being restored to life, Maximoff drove her car to S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters and then drove to Westview, New Jersey to her empty house lot. When Maximoff released Chaos Magic making the Hex, her car was changed to fit the reality she chose. After the Hex was gone, Maximoff's car was left at the empty house lot.

Facilities

  • Maximoff Residence: The Maximoff family lived in this residence. One day, The Maximoffs were watching the TV sitcom, The Dick Van Dayke Show, specifically the episode, It May Look Like a Walnut, when their home was suddenly bombed, subsequently orphaning the Twins.
  • HYDRA Research Base: The Maximoff Twins were experimented and housed at the Hydra Research Base, located in Sokovia. Maximoff also was exposed to the Mind Stone here, where she unlocked her latent abilities and saw a glimpse of the Scarlet Witch. Maximoff watched The Brady Bunch to comfort herself here.
  • Novi Grad Church: The Maximoffs visited the Novi Grad Church when Ultron proposed an alliance for them to defeat the Avengers. Days later, during the Battle of Sokovia, they defended the church alongside the Avengers to prevent Ultron and his sentries from turning the floating Sokovia into an asteroid that could destroy Earth.
  • Avengers Tower: Following the Battle of Seoul, Maximoff traveled to the Avengers Tower alongside Pietro to warn the Avengers about Ultron's plan. After witnessing the birth of Vision, Maximoff took a red jacket that was given to her by Pietro from the tower in order to prepare for their final battle against Ultron.
"The Avengers compound. It was the first home Vision and I ever shared."
―Wanda Maximoff to Agatha Harkness[src]
  • Avengers Compound: The Facility was Maximoff's first home in the United States of America. In 2015, Maximoff was given a room at the Facility after becoming an Avenger and she trained there. She also fell in love with Vision at the Facility. However, in 2016, she was forced to leave the Facility after the Sokovia Accords. In 2018, she returned to the Facility briefly, and in 2023, she saw the ruins of the Facility, causing her to become angry at losing her only home.
  • Wakanda Medical Center: Maximoff stayed at the Wakanda Medical Center to guard and protect Shuri, as she tried to extract data from the Mind Stone, as instructed by Captain America.
  • Vision Residence: Maximoff with her reality breaking, Chaos Magic, manifested a house on a property bought for her by the Vision in Westview, New Jersey. The Vision Residence hosted Vision, Wanda Maximoff, Tommy and Billy Maximoff and Sparky.
  • Cabin: After leaving Westview, Maximoff isolated herself in a cabin situated on the plains next to the mountains, where she learned how to coexist in two forms. While brewing tea, her astral form studied the Darkhold and heard what seemed to be the cries of her children crying out for help.
  • Kamar-Taj: Maximoff brutally sacked the Kamar-Taj to take America Chavez hostage. After Strange and Chavez escaped, Maximoff commenced her dreamwalking ritual to connect with an alternate Wanda Maximoff, but her attempt was interrupted by Sara Wolfe after she sacrificed herself and destroyed the Darkhold.
  • Darkhold Castle: After the destruction of the Darkhold, Wong led Maximoff to Mount Wundagore where the original Darkhold resided in the form of a castle. Maximoff started her ritual to absorb America Chavez's powers. But after Doctor Strange's intervention through Defender Strange's corpse, Maximoff realized her fault and destroyed the castle.

Prisons

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearance for Scarlet Witch

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Trivia

Behind the Scenes

References

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 WandaVision: 1.08: Previously On
  3. 3.0 3.1 Captain America: Road to War
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 WandaVision: 1.02: Don't Touch That Dial
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 WandaVision: 1.05: On a Very Special Episode...
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Avengers: Infinity War
  9. "4/30/2018" on Scott's laptop in Ant-Man and the Wasp
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Marvel Studios' The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 WandaVision 1.06: All-New Halloween Spooktacular!
  12. Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
  13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  14. 14.0 14.1 Avengers: Age of Ultron - Deleted Scene
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 Captain America: Civil War
  16. Black Widow Prelude
  17. Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
  18. 18.0 18.1 Avengers: Endgame
  19. Avengers: Endgame - Deleted Scene
  20. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: 1.03: Power Broker
  21. WandaVision: 1.01: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience
  22. WandaVision: 1.03: Now in Color
  23. 23.0 23.1 WandaVision: 1.04: We Interrupt This Program
  24. 24.0 24.1 WandaVision: 1.07: Breaking the Fourth Wall
  25. No Longer Mutants. The Real Parents Of Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Are...
  26. Kevin Feige Interview Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Premiere Red Carpet
  27. The Russo Brothers Explain Why Scarlet Witch Lost Her Accent for ‘Infinity War’
  28. ELIZABETH OLSEN'S 'AVENGERS' TEACHER TELLS US HOW TO GET PERFECTLY SPOOKY SCARLET WITCH HANDS
  29. Captain America: Civil War Behind the Scenes - Vision and Scarlet Witch (2016) - Chris Evans Movie
  30. Elizabeth Olsen Was Upset with Her Infinity War Suit's Cleavage
  31. What Doctor Strange Means For Scarlet Witch
  32. How Elizabeth Olsen Came Into Her Powers
  33. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - Audio Commentary

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