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"You have awakened her. She hasn’t eaten in days."

Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, was a former member of the Avengers and a powerful superhuman capable of producing a mythical form of magic called Chaos Magic. However, Maximoff was among Earth's inhabitants who were infected by the Quantum Virus and turned into flesh eating zombies. Despite Vision's many attempts to cure her, Maximoff's powers resisted the treatment and that the only course of action was for Vision to contain her and her hunger. Later, she was summoned to another world by Doctor Strange to help confront Ultron, but was swiftly killed when the AI destroyed the planet she was on.


Zombie Apocalypse

Prisoner at Camp Lehigh

"Her powers are too strong. They've resisted the treatment. The only course of action is to contain her and her hunger."
"Why not eliminate her?"
"I... I couldn't."
Vision and Okoye[src]

In 2018, Wanda Maximoff became infected with the Quantum Virus and transformed into a zombie. Vision, unable to cure her and opposed to killing her, decided to keep her contained in a holding cell in Camp Lehigh, New Jersey. He then led survivors to there so she could be fed.

Maximoff is found by Bucky Barnes

A group of survivors consisting of Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, Bucky Barnes, Okoye, and Kurt Goreshter arrived at the camp after deducing a message's hexacode. Barnes explored the base to find a transport and instead found a zombified Maximoff and a crippled T'Challa. Having been disturbed by the survivors' presence and hungry for food, Maximoff broke out of her cell and killed Goreshter.

Maximoff fights against Hulk

Barnes, Parker, and Okoye fought against Maximoff, as Banner persuaded Vision to let them go. Vision created an opening for them to escape and as they were escaping, Maximoff captured and killed Okoye. Vision then sunk the base, causing it to fall on Maximoff. When Maximoff erupted from the debris, she saw that Vision had become deactivated and kneeled by his corpse in distress. Upset by Vision, she ignored the fact that Parker, Scott Lang, and T'Challa were escaping in a Quadjet, and tossed Barnes aside after he confronted her. However, she did try to bite Banner, but he turned into Hulk in time, and engaged her in a fight.[1]

Battle for the Multiverse

Attacking Ultron

Maximoff faces against Ultron

"It's not them. It's what came with the zombies."
Doctor Strange to Thor[src]

Maximoff, along with several zombies, were transported via portal by Doctor Strange to distract Ultron in an uninhabited planet in another universe. She was able to withstand Ultron's destruction of the zombie horde and used her powers to fight him. However, he used the Infinity Stones to absorb her energy blast, much to her surprise. Realizing too late that she would be killed by a being wearing her lover's face, Maximoff was unable to do anything but see how Ultron used the Stones' power to obliterate the planet, killing her.[2]


As a zombie, Wanda Maximoff can be somewhat contained by receiving the human flesh she craves. But when Maximoff is angered, she becomes a reckless monster. Even as a zombie, she seemed to have a deep connection with Vision, going up to check on his corpse after taking the Mind Stone out of his forehead, looking slightly affected by that. When pulled by Strange Supreme to face Ultron, Maximoff seemed to recognize him as her brother's killer; given her murderous rage and lack of desire to bite him. She even had enough lucidity for a brief moment of panic upon seeing her blast couldn't kill Ultron.

Powers and Abilities


  • Zombie Physiology: Maximoff was infected with an encephalopathic virus that overloaded her brain's limbic system, turning her into a zombie.
    • Infection: Like any zombies, Maximoff is capable of spreading the encephalopathic virus to others by biting or scratching which would turn them into zombies.
  • Psionics:

    Maximoff generating psionic energy

    As a result of exposure to the cosmic energy from the Scepter, which contained the Mind Stone, Maximoff gained an array of psionic powers. These powers manifest as a luminescent vapor or mist of red hue emanating from her hands and body.
    • Psychic Energy Manipulation: Maximoff can project energy blasts, streams, waves and bolts of her own psionic and telekinetic energy, allowing him to hit, push/pull or blow away her targets, potentially exerting enough force to destroy them. Maximoff was able to send a wave to free herself from Spider-Man's webs, and later project a powerful stream of psionic energy at Ultron.
      • Telekinesis:

        Maximoff stopping the bullets

        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 used this ability to break the glass that contained her, blast open metal doors, pick up a metal door to block gunfire from Bucky Barnes then throw it at him, pick up Kurt Goreshter and Okoye then pull them to her, lifted countless large rocks from the crater and caused them to explode, made rocks levitate around her, stop bullets Bucky Barnes fired at her and send them back, picked up Bucky Barnes and sent him flying, and moved aside two zombies on her way.
      • Force-Field Generation: Maximoff is able to create highly durable barriers of red energy that she can shape and manipulate as needed. Maximoff used force fields to block blows from Hulk during their fight.
      • Levitation:

        Maximoff levitating in the air

        Maximoff is able to effortlessly levitate herself through the air. Maximoff was able to fly into the room to engage in a fight with the last survivors, she was able to fly out of the crater Vision made, fly towards Bruce Banner in an attempt to infect him, and when she flew towards the Hulk in their fight.
  • Magic: Maximoff was born with the latent magical ability to harness Chaos Magic that were later amplified through her exposure to the Mind Stone. However, due to her unknowledge, she can't harness this power at this time.


  • Expert Combatant:

    Maximoff fighting against Hulk

    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 attacks or bladed weapons without suffering any harm due to her psionic energy protecting her hands from getting damage.


  • Avengers Uniform: Not long after joining the Avengers, Maximoff would receive her own uniform. This suit contained a black leather suit with a red corset, and a open red leather coat over it instead. The uniform also included red leather fingerless gloves and flare-heeled boots.


  • Camp Lehigh: Vision kept Maximoff in a cell in the camp. Due to his Mind Stone repelling zombies away, it often got visited by survivors, only for them to be fed to the Scarlet Witch by Vision.






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