In the recent episode of WandVision, Pietro Maximoff pressed Wanda for information that would raise some questions about her true identity.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 6, “New Halloween Spooktacular!”, Now Airing on Disney +.
Since Pietro Maximoff mysteriously reappeared in Westview at the end of WandVisionIn the fifth episode, fans have been weighing all the options to explain the resurgence of a character who died in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The fact that it was played by X Men Quicksilver actor Evan Peters only made things even more complicated, raising questions about whether this is the beginning of the MCU multiverse. However, a conversation on the latest WandaVision episode, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”, Might offer a third option.
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For most of Episode 6, Pietro portrays himself as a goofy and lazy sitcom dude who regularly encourages Billy and Tommy Maximoff to indulge their more chaotic instincts. Even when he takes the twins trick-or-treating in dollar versions of their precise comic book costumes, he is still happy to use super speed to help them steal all the candy in the neighborhood. However, Pietro is also the only person in town that Wanda can freely confess her fears and secrets to, given their past together in Sokovia and as subjects of Baron Von Strucker’s experiments. Letting Pietro behave a bit is, for the moment, a small price to pay for Wanda, who just wants to have a family again.
However, Pietro’s inclusion in the “cast” of the show also feels like something added without Wanda’s involvement. Beyond Taylor-Johnson’s “recast” with Peters, he also seems strangely aware of the emotional archetype he must portray, a trait that no other Westview resident, not even Vision, has demonstrated. At first, this “I know you needed me” personality is enough for Wanda to treat her presence innocuously, especially since Pietro doesn’t seem interested in breaking the illusion of anomaly or interrupting her newfound happiness. But when they take a moment to reflect on Wanda’s new life in the Westview town square, Pietro’s questions and comments start to feel not only meta, but also inquisitive, as if he’s pressuring her for some kind. specific information.
It begins when Pietro asks where Wanda was hiding all the children, noticing the unusual absence of children on the other side. WandaVisionprevious episodes. Although Wanda initially expresses confusion over this statement, Pietro insists that he is neither angry nor condemned their actions as villains, as she “handled the ethical considerations of this scenario to the best of her ability”, holding the Westview families and their personalities together. mostly similar despite being prisoners of their illusion. Right now, however, Pietro seems more like a headhunter than an older brother, evaluating the extent of Wanda’s enhanced powers in the guise of a concerted brother. Wanda doesn’t give him or the audience any solid answers, and even seems genuinely unaware of the origins of the anomaly, but her confession of feeling “all alone” is possibly the most vulnerable the former Avenger has ever been with. nobody in WandaVision till the date.
While this conversation could be attributed to a sibling who is just curious, it does raise some red flags about Pietro. Given the comic stories WandaVision takes inspiration, it has long been theorized that the demon lord Mephisto is involved in this show in some way. In the original material, Wanda initially used fragments of Mephisto’s soul to give birth to Billy and Tommy, only for the demon to absorb the twins into himself. Wanda was so traumatized by this incident that Agatha Harkness erased her memory, only to later recover them and cause Avengers Unmounted Y House of M as a result. So while Peters’ appearance on the show has sparked massive speculation about whether WandaVision will introduce Mutants and X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is also possible that it is a being like Mephisto in disguise trying to locate the source of Wanda’s power.
Marvel Studios clearly brought Quicksilver back with Peters’s face for a reason beyond licensed bragging rights, so hinting that he’s the villain in disguise might not be that far off. Wanda’s abilities in WandaVision So far they have shown that he is capable of rewriting matter, creating life out of nothing, and possibly turning Monica Rambeau’s DNA into that of a metahuman. Yet for all her near-omnipotent abilities in Westview’s sitcom bubble, she’s still vulnerable to those who are willing to let her indulge this fantasy without consequences, and right now, Pietro fits that part quite well. devil’s shoulder. Clearly, there is more to her role on the show than just a cameo, and unlike classic sitcoms, it seems unlikely that this family reunion will be resolved with a happy ending.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Kathryn Hahn like Agnes. New episodes air Fridays on Disney +.
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