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.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
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 not be controlled, Wanda joined the Captain's side with Hawkeye, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Agent 13, and Antman and later was briefly imprisoned in the Raft before Rogers freed her along with his teammates.
Over the next two years, Maximoff reunited and reconciled with Vision, and together the two started living off the grid in Europe, forming a romantic relationship. However, the two soon came under threat from Thanos and the Black Order, who sought the Infinity Stone in Vision's head. After coming under attack by the Order, the two Avengers reunited with their teammates and sought refuge in Wakanda. Maximoff partook in the city's defense when the Black Order launched a major assault against it, and during the battle, she managed to destroy the Mind Stone in attempt to stop Thanos, killing Vision in the process. However, using the Time Stone to reverse Vision's destruction, Thanos seized the stone from Vision allowing him to complete the Infinity Gauntlet; Maximoff was subsequently disintegrated in the Decimation.
After the effects of the Decimation were undone in 2023, she was enlisted by Doctor Strange to aid the Avengers during the Battle of Earth, where she played an instrumental role in the Mad Titan's defeat. Maximoff attended Stark's funeral along with the other heroes. After the funeral, she comforted Barton telling him Romanoff would be proud of him and Maximoff was proud of him as well.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda's powers are magical in nature, as she draws energies from other dimensions. However, as she has never received formal training with her powers, they are more chaotic and unrefined, especially when compared to Doctor Strange.
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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.