Scarlet Witch was a Mutant who could warp reality, alter probabilities and cause a "bad luck" effect to any person or place she signaled with her hand. Wanda and her brother Quicksilver were the half-siblings of Polaris and the children of Magneto, briefly working in their father Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants out of gratitude to him, but they left Magneto at the first chance and joined Captain America's new roster of Avengers alongside Hawkeye. Some time later, she fell in love with and married another Avenger, Vision. Wanda also learnt some "genuine" magic under the tutelage of Agatha Harkness.
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Pietro and Wanda were in the clutches of Baron von Strucker, who intended to use them against the Avengers. They escaped when the Avengers attacked Strucker's castle, coming to work under Ultron, helping him with his schemes to bring peace to the world, though she and Pietro left him when she read his mind and realized that he meant to destroy the human race in order to restore peace. They joined up with the Avengers later, battling with Ultron's forces at Sokovia while Thor, Vision and Iron Man fought with Ultron. Ultron and his army was defeated, though Pietro sacrificed himself to save Hawkeye. She later trained to be an avenger as part of the new Avenger Initiative along with Vision, War Machine and Falcon.
A year later, the Avengers underwent a Civil War between Captain America and Iron Man when the goverment passed a new law saying that superheroes must be registered and controlled by the government. Agreeing with Captain America that the Avengers should control themselves, Wanda joined the Captain's side with Hawkeye, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Agent 13, and Antman.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda has the powers of telekinesis and mind manipulation. At the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda learned how to use her telekinesis to make herself hover.
Gallery of Variants
Gallery of Video Game Variants
- Her head is the same as Supergirl's.
- The Civil War variant is based on Andy Park's unused concept art, minus the headband, even though she wore a different outfit in the final film.