It’s likely we’ve seen our first MCU mutants, people with intuitive access to powers that mystics spend their entire lives learning.
If Hayward was trying to use Vision, Agatha was trying to use Wanda–and she is more of a villainous mastermind. But to what end?
In addition to telling a story that fits solidly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, WandaVision gives us a categorization game: Easter Egg, Foreshadowing, or Red Herring?
Despite Agatha’s catchy song, it was Wanda all along. Separating families. Forcing people to enact her script. Leaving them screaming on the inside. And Westview was only the beginning.
Wanda Maximoff seems poised to fall into two categories: Marvel’s mystics, who use knowledge of arcane science to manipulate cosmic energies, and another group, like Carol Danvers and Monica Rambeau, who have been changed by these energies. Mutated, you could say.
Mutant origins are tied to Eternal origins, and with Marvel Studios’ acquisition of character rights to the X-Men, the timing couldn’t be better.
WandaVision plays with the idea of a microcosm universe, its boundaries with a larger universe, and what happens when things cross those boundaries. Against the real-world backdrop of Disney consolidating ownership of Marvel properties, Episode 5 feels like a first look at the expanded world.
Fiction and other works published in other venues, and written by Rajiv Moté. A few of my stories show up on my GoodReads author page. The anthologies I’m in show up on my Amazon author page. Fiction “In Roaring She Shall Rise” in Escape Pod Flash science fiction, 500 words, September 2020. “When the octopuses […]