- We will bring this world to its knees, and when it begs us to save it... we will whisper "no".
- -- Pestilence
- -- Pestilence
Wanda, and her twin brother, Pietro, were born to the dying Celestial, Exitar the Executioner, who journeyed to Earth for his last judgment. However, before he could pass judgment, he met the sorceress Natalya Maximoff, with whom he became enamored, and saw no better option for someone to carry his seed. He died shortly after, and Natalya herself died in childbirth. The children were then put in the care of Natalya's brother, Django, and his wife, Marya. However, Wanda's powers developed at the young age of four, and accidentally killed both of them.
Pietro and Wanda then went into hiding before eventually being found by the mutant revolutionary, Magneto, who believed them to be mutants. He felt sorry for the lost children, and took them in as his own. He raised them, and even recruited them into his team of mutant heroes, the X-Men. However, Wanda was always unstable. She had a madness inside of her that Magneto could not control. But what Magneto saw as a danger, Apocalypse saw as potential. He offered the Scarlet Witch the opportunity to let her power flourish in the way it deserved, and she agreed.
Wanda then became the Horseman of Pestilence, turning against her family, and giving in to her madness. Her power of chaos magic grew beyond anything she'd ever dreamed, to the point of even being able to alter reality.
Powers and Abilities
- Chaos Magic
- Reality Manipulation
- Illusion Creation
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Capable of Flight through Telekinesis
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- Pestilence is the most powerful of the Five Horsemen.
- She has not seen her brother, Quicksilver, since she became a Horseman. She is unaware that he left the X-Men to become a Secret Warrior. She is, however, aware that her father is in the custody of Ultron, which she finds amusing.
- Pestilence is in love with her fellow Horseman, Famine, as they make sweet madness together. When they are together, they severely annoy Death.
- Appearances of Wanda Lehnsherr (Earth-9999)
- Character Gallery: Wanda Lehnsherr (Earth-9999)
- Quotations by Wanda Lehnsherr (Earth-9999)
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