- While I live... and until I die... I am an Avenger!
- -- Scarlet Witch
- -- Scarlet Witch
Wanda Maximoff was born around the early 1980s at the Wundagore base of the being known as the High Evolutionary, she and her twin brother Pietro were the foster children of Romani couple Django and Marya Maximoff. The High Evolutionary supposedly abducted the twins when they were babies and experimented on them, once he was disgusted with the results, he returned them to Wundagore, disguised as regular mutants. As adolescents, Wanda and Pietro discovered that they had unusual superhuman abilities. When a group of raiders terrorized and raided their village, Wanda's home were robbed and her parents were murdered. Using his phenomenal speed, Pietro fled from the camp with his sister. The circumstances of their losing their parents were so traumatic that not until well into adulthood could they remembered anything but the barest details of their childhood. For the next few years Wanda and Pietro wandered central Europe, living off the land and traveled to America, were they were adopted by a man named Erik Magnus and started live a new life there.
They were later recruited into Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants, and as the notorious Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, fought the X-Men on several occasions. At the time, none of the them were aware of the siblings' paternity. They remained in the group until they were confronted by the X-Men. The Brotherhood manages to triumph the X-Men in battle due the combination of Wanda and Pietro's powers, but was been defeated after Jean Grey reveals to them the truth about the Brotherhood and how dangerous they were to society, especially since they first joined. The twins were shocked and decided to stop the fight between teams and finally left the team and their long-time guardian/adoptive father, Magneto and started living a new, normal life in New York City, wherein they went into Empire State University and finished their college education there.
There, she and Pietro (who is now under the name of Franklin Maximoff) met several people such as Peter Parker, Felicia Hardy (who are secretly the masked vigilantes known as Spider-Man and Black Cat, and would eventually become their teammates in the future as an Avenger) and their friends such as Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn. She and Peter eventually developed a romantic relationship and started dating, until they broke up before their graduation when Peter realizes that he still has feelings for his long-time love interest, Mary Jane. Wanda's heart was broken, causing for Pietro and Peter's friendship to be severely damaged after Peter broke his sister's heart. Eventually after their college graduation, Pietro and Wanda bought an apartment in Manhattan, where the location of the famous Stark Tower of Tony Stark is found, and lived their lives there in the city as normal young adults, hiding their powers and abilities from the face of society.
Following the incidents when the rogue Asgardian Loki have finally stolen the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D. and declaring war on humanity on behalf of his secret situational master, Wanda was horrified to accidentally learn of Loki's intentions after feeling a vergence within her own "cosmic senses," which involved the genocide of humanity and the envisioned invasion of Earth. Helping the new superhero team dubbed as the Avengers which had been made up of some of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes at the time, along with the then-outlawed but heroic Defenders, Wanda and her brother Pietro actually played a barely noticed but still significant role in the Battle of New York, successfully stopping the Chitauri Invasion of Earth while saving thousands of lives in the process, capturing Loki after his humiliating defeat by the Avengers.
In the aftermath of the chaotic Battle of New York, Wanda privately celebrated their victor with his brother and some of their friends, although in reality it was just a party held by their friends as they barely survived the crisis in New York on that day. Eventually, both Wanda and Pietro would become one of the first members of the Avengers post-Chitauri Invasion right after her and Pietro's superhuman presence were eventually detected and recognized by the team themselves, noticing their braveness and nobility during the Incident. Following her recruitment within the Avengers, Wanda would also be reunited with her old flame in college, Peter Parker, whom she would also discover to be the friendly neighborhood vigilante and fellow (part-time) Avenger Spider-Man.
After S.H.I.E.L.D. temporarily became a defunct agency due to the events of Hydra Uprising, Stark Industries remodeled Stark Tower into Avengers Tower and the team joined the fight against the remaining remnants of Hydra across the globe, in which Wanda and Pietro had willingly participated in to end the threat of the terrorist organization. A menacing Wanda would also find herself successfully reigniting her chemistry with Parker, much to the annoyance and slight of jealousy of the secret Defender Felicia Hardy (Black Cat), Peter's lover at the time. As a result of Wanda's irresistible aura towards her old flame, Peter eventually fell into temptation, which led for him and Wanda to have an affair that would last for a while during their days as Avengers, until Felicia would tearfully break up with Peter, much to the latter's dismay and remorse for his own mistakes that led to ruining their relationship.
Eventually, even Peter decided to end his affair with Wanda after the War on Hydra has ended, much to her despair, sensing that he has loved Felicia more than anyone else in his life. After they finished the war, Hank Pym's invention and the Avenger's ally, the A.I. Ultron unexpectedly deemed humanity itself as the greatest threat to peace on the Earth and attempted to create his technological singularity by committing genocide against them, leaving only his own sentries left in his wake once it becomes a success, only for him and his plans were then foiled by the Avengers. When Ultron was presumably destroyed, the team gained new recruits and relocated to the New Avengers Facility, serving as the field headquarters of the Avengers, though the Avengers Tower remains active nonetheless. One such recruit would be the Vision, the accidental A.I. brainchild of Ultron, whom Wanda would develop an odd but familiar connection to, discovering that their sources of powers were mostly likely one and the same, the Mind Stone. Ever since, Wanda has been training with the Avengers and has been learning more about her powers, especially after she develops a more intimate, romantic relationship with Vision.
When the mysterious and diabolical Movement Alliance conducted a series of massive terrorist attacks all over the world destroying several famous and sacred landmarks, killing over 1,500 people on the very first day of their worldwide assault. Consequently, all the Movement's opposing adversaries, the heroes, were united into creating their own Ultimate Alliance, in order to stop and prevent the Movement from commencing its schemes upon world domination and authoritarian rule, before its too late.
As the attacks all over the world have continued for days and then weeks, more and more casualties are sadly, starting to increase in numbers, due to the extreme terrorism and serious devastation, continuously committed by the conflict between the Movement Alliance and its seemingly unstoppable forces against the combined forces heroes and anti-heroes of the world, the Ultimate Alliance, who are not stopping their fight against the villains until they find a way to make them pay for their irreversible actions and restore back peace in the entire world.
Powers and Abilities
Chaos Magic Reality Warping: Wanda's main power is the superhuman ability to manipulate and warp reality at will, by manipulating the powerful Chaos Magic, granted to her by the High Evolutionary's experimentation's and further amplified by the cosmic demon Chthon (imprisoned within Wundagore Mountain) when she was born. Her hexes were, by extension, simple, indirect manifestations of this magic, destabilizing probabilities by affecting energy fields and matter, ultimately inducing chaos. Her "hexes" were, by extension, simple, indirect manifestations of this magic, destabilizing probabilities by affecting energy fields and matter, ultimately inducing chaos. While acting as a conduit for the planet's Life Force, Wanda's powers are further amplified and not always under her conscious control.
- Psionic Magic
- Psionic Force-Field Generation
- Psionic Energy Manipulation
- Hex Bolts
- Cosmic Awareness
- Probability Manipulation
- Mental Manipulation
- Emotional Manipulation
|Power Grid |
|* Heightened stats when empowered|
- Expert in Mathematics & Sciences
- Expert Knowledge of Sorcery
- Expert Combatant
- Expert Tactician
- Trained Spy
- Mental Illness
- Physical Condition
- Short Temper
- Avengers Identicard
- Specialized Suit
- Avengers Quinjet
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: Avengers Vol 1 15
- She is hot-headed and short-tempered, unlike her brother, who is more calm and chill.
- Wanda used to date Peter Parker at her time in college, and has even rekindled her relationship with him later in their reunion, albeit momentarily. It was Vision who helped her move on as she became more interested and infatuated with the former after learning that he began having feelings for her.
- Wanda's Chaos Magic that was granted by the High Evolutionary (using the Demon Chthon) was revealed to have the same energy source with Vision's powers granted by the Mind Stone, albeit Vision has more control over his own abilities compared to Wanda. It was further revealed that Chthon was struck with the Mind Stone's power, greatly enhancing his inner magic to a mystical and molecular level during the Great Billion Years War, known to Terran cosmology as the Dark Ages, which occurred at least a billion years after the Big Bang of Earth-61615.
- Appearances of Wanda Maximoff (Earth-61615)
- Character Gallery: Wanda Maximoff (Earth-61615)
- Quotations by Wanda Maximoff (Earth-61615)
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