WandaVision Sets Up Why Scarlet Witch Isn’t Working Alone

WandaVision has revealed Vision’s body was originally in pieces when Wanda recovered it from SWORD, hinting that she may not be working alone. Each new episode unveils new information, but the Marvel Disney+ show has barely begun to explain what’s actually going on in Westview. What initially appeared to be a fantasy where Wanda and Vision can live the happy life Thanos robbed them of, has quickly become a nightmare where Wanda is trapping people against their will.

In WandaVision episode 5, “On This Very Special Episode”, Wanda’s control over Westview appears to be slipping. Vision is becoming more suspicious of what’s really happening, and for as hard as Agnes tries to keep up appearances, it’s becoming all too obvious there’s something strange going on. In episode 5’s final moments, however, something truly unexpected happens, something even Wanda couldn’t have predicted: her brother, Pietro returns. Except, it’s not her Pietro, but another Pietro, and it’s still unclear if he’s actually from another reality or just a full-on illusion.

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Regardless of who or what this Pietro actually is, his unexpected appearance is another hint Wanda is not the only one with power over the Westview anomaly. But Vision’s body originally being in pieces and now being whole also hints at another, more powerful magic user being involved in not just Westview, but in Vision’s seemingly miraculous resurrection.

It’s still unclear how Wanda learned Vision’s body was being held by SWORD or why the agency had his body in the first place. Presumably, SWORD retrieved the synthezoid’s remains from Wakanda during the five years between Infinity War and Endgame. With T’Challa vanishing in the snap, Wakanda was likely thrown into chaos just like the rest of world, and that could have created an opportunity for SWORD to scoop up Vision’s body unnoticed. Again, why they wanted Vision’s body is unknown, but given that the video footage shared by Director Hayward shows his body in pieces – something that must have happened after his death seeing as Thanos left Vision more or less whole – it seems pretty obvious SWORD’s interest in his remains wasn’t to give him a proper burial.

Once Wanda learned SWORD was not only in possession of Vision’s body but were picking it apart, of course she’d be furious. Upon finding his body in such a desecrated condition, Wanda may have even tried repairing it herself, at which point, she may have attempted to not only repair Vision’s body but to resurrect him as well. Doing so does go against Vision’s own wishes, but in her grief over his death and anger at SWORD’s violation, Wanda may not have been thinking clearly and the temptation to try would be hard to resist.

Sadly, it’s fairly unlikely Wanda would have been capable of repairing Vision, let alone resurrecting him. Vision’s original creation required multiple elements all coming together – the technology of Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Dr. Helen Cho; Thor’s lightning; and the Mind Stone. While Wanda herself received her powers from the Mind Stone, there’s no evidence she’d be capable of using them to rebuild such a complex synthezoid and imbue him with consciousness – Wanda herself, in WandaVision‘s latest episode, says she’s unable to bring back the dead, a hint it’s the one thing she wishes she could do. Still, the fact remains that Vision has been resurrected and his body has been made whole again. So if Wanda couldn’t do it herself, did she have help?

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Vision being alive again is something Wanda would desire with all her heart. Having lost so much in her life – her parents, her home, and her brother – connecting with Vision had been among the few good things to happen to her. Their chance at a happy life together, however, was destroyed by Thanos. And unlike so many heroes who would return when Hulk undid the Decimation with his own snap, Vision did not, having been killed by Thanos directly.

As such, Wanda’s desire to have Vision back could be so strong it’s fueling her magic, increasing its power. It’s not enough to say, bring back the dead, but in grief Wanda’s powers do appear to grow stronger. In Endgame, for instance, she comes incredibly close to killing Thanos herself, a fact Monica Rambeau highlights in WandaVision episode 5. If that’s the case and Wanda’s abilities are slowly growing more powerful, then she may have become a target for someone who would want to harness her power for themselves.

In her grief and pain, Wanda would be susceptible to manipulation – especially from a skilled operator who could offer her exactly what she wants: bringing Vision back to life. In exchange, she may have offered to use her powers to help create Westview’s barrier or allow herself to become a vessel for someone or something more powerful. Wanda herself doesn’t recall how Westview began, and that also suggests she is not solely responsible for the anomaly. In which case, who could have the power to grant Wanda what she desires most?

There are many magic users from Marvel Comics who would be capable of giving Wanda exactly what she wants in exchange for her help in some nefarious plan, but there are two most likely candidates: the witch Agatha Harkness and the devil, Mephisto. Both characters have a history with Scarlet Witch in the comics, and WandaVision has hinted at both characters being involved with Westview.

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Agatha Harkness is a witch from the comics who interacts with several Marvel characters, including the Fantastic Four and Scarlet Witch. Not strictly an antagonist, Agatha was a tutor of Scarlet Witch’s for a time, but when Scarlet Witch lost her children (due to them being unknowingly created from Mephisto’s soul and then reabsorbed upon his return), Agatha wiped her mind of any memory of them. When Scarlet Witch learned the truth of what Agatha did, she killed her, went insane with grief and bent reality to her will. On WandaVision, Agnes the neighbor is suspected of being the MCU’s version of Agatha. Unlike the other residents of Westview, Agnes doesn’t appear to be as fully under Wanda’s control, and this could mean she’s aware of what’s actually going on in. She may have even had a hand in creating Westview, and is now manipulating Wanda to keep up the charade.

The other and frankly more likely culprit for who is really responsible for Westview is Mephisto. The powerful demon is known for making deals with characters when they’re at their lowest, making Wanda a prime candidate. He’s also very keen on collecting and trapping souls, so a scenario in where some 3,000 people are trapped within a town would certainly be appealing. Mephisto’s deals usually work by him fulfilling some desire in exchange for a service. In the case of WandaVision, Mephisto may have offered Wanda what she wants most of all – a happy life with Vision – in exchange for her creating the Westview anomaly and trapping an entire town. As a powerful, immortal being, Mephisto could easily perform the kind of magic even Wanda cannot: reforming Vision’s body and resurrecting him.

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Originally from https://screenrant.com/wandavision-scarlet-witch-secret-villain-identity-evidence/

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