When Wanda Maximoff and her brother Pietro collapsed at the door of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, they were almost dead. They had been travelling across Europe in search of others like themselves. When Pietro was asked how they crossed the Atlantic Ocean, he replied “We ran.”
After Wanda recovered, she began exploring her mutation. Professor X wasn’t able to work out what it was because to anybody it looked like nothing but magic. She was able to change the path of flying objects, fire energy out of her hands, fly and cause bad luck to those who angered her. Wanda explained that in her village, she was known as ‘The Scarlet Witch’ and that people feared her curses and hexes.
Further investigation revealed that Wanda had access to the multiverse and could alter the timelines of our current universe by looking into all the possible outcomes. Although unable to distort reality fully, she was able to bend probability in favour of certain events happening.
However, the analysis of her and Pietro’s mutations also revealed something else - they were the children of Magneto! Fathered in Europe many years ago, their mother Magda had sent them to find Magneto, assuming him to still be at the X-Mansion. When they discovered their father had defected and formed a terrorist brotherhood of mutants, their loyalties were torn.
Wanda decided to join her father much to everyone’s surprise. However, when the X-Men next battled the Brotherhood, it was revealed Wanda was using it all as a trap. She controlled the probability of their battle and caused the defeat of Magneto.
Wishing no longer to be involved in the personal battles of her family and her friend, she (along with her brother) joined the Avengers, rather than either side of the mutant conflict.
SEE ALSO - Magneto
A little post to celebrate the release of “Agito Cosmos” Volume 2.
French comic-book illustrated by Fabien Mense (who also works for animation industry - see previous posts about his designs on Hotel Transylvania).
Story by Olivier Milhaud.