Neither Scarlet Witch nor Quicksilver have the Sokovian accent in Westview. These are the reasons why Wanda and Pietro have totally American accents.
Warning: SPOILERS for WandaVision Episode 6, “New Spooktacular Halloween!”
WandaVision dropped intriguing new clues as to why neither Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) nor Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters) sport their native Sokovian accents in Westview. WandaVision Episode 6 picks up on last week’s explosive arrival of Wanda’s dead twin brother, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron but now it is embodied by Evan Peters. Pietro de Taylor-Johnson not only died in Ultron age but Peters played a completely different version of Quicksilver in the X Men movies, which only adds to Wanda’s confusion.
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As WandaVision began, Wanda and Vision (Paul Bettany), who, himself, died in Avengers: Infinity War – have been playing husband and wife (and later parents) in a fantasy television comedy that Wanda apparently made up using her ever-increasing powers. The Wanda and Vision show has spanned several decades of the TV comedy eras. Wanda has been desperately trying to maintain her all-American suburban reality, but Vision has caught on and is now investigating what is really going on behind his wife’s back. In WandaVision Episode 5, set in the 1980s, Wanda’s long-lost brother Pietro suddenly arrived to turn things around according to the classic television trope. However, Wanda does not have an explanation for why Pietro has been recast with a different actor.
Like Wanda, Pietro no longer has a Sokovian accent within Westview. Both Maximoff twins were born and raised in Sokovia; since its introduction in Ultron ageis the last presentation of WandaWandaVision appearance in Avengers Endgame, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver spoke with their native Eastern European accents. But within Wesview’s protective magic bubble, which Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) dubbed The Hex, Wanda and Pietro have all-American accents. In fact, Pietro’s is even more pronounced and similar to New Jersey’s than Wanda’s. Quicksilver sounds like a “brother” through and through saying things like “Holy schmacaroni!” However, when Wanda questioned Pietro about what happened to his accent, he responded with: “What happened to yours?” However, neither of the Maximoff twins could offer an explanation.
However, the high-pitched and, for Wanda, baffling verbal jabs that Pietro sends her offer clues as to what is really going on, both with its changed accents and what is actually happening in Westview. When the twins remembered their childhood Halloweens in Sokovia differently, Pietro speculated that Wanda was simply “repressing his trauma”. Later, while enjoying Halloween outdoors with Tommy (Jett Klyne) and Billy (Julian Hilliard), Wanda tried to question Pietro on why he looked different and he replied: “It’s beyond me. If I found Shangri-La, I wouldn’t want to be reminded of the past either.”
Pietro later commented that his dead parents would have enjoyed living in Westview, and it is clear that Pietro knows that Wanda has created the kind of safe, all-American haven that she and her brother must have envied when watching American TV shows as children. . For Wanda, Westview is a haven where painful memories of past tragedies (and Wanda has so many) are unwelcome. That includes every reminder of Sokovia, starting with its native languages and accents. In Westview’s “Shangri-La”, Wanda and Pietro are as American as apple pie, and that’s the way Wanda likes (and needs) to keep haunting ghosts from the past on the other side of The Hex. .
WandaVision Episode 5 bluntly showed that when Wanda exits The Hex, all of her favorite illusions vanish: When Scarlet Witch confronted SWORD to “return” the drone they sent to her magic bubble, Wanda spoke once more in her accent of Sokovian. The pronounced dialect changes of Wanda and Pietro seem to be a manifestation of being inside WandaVisionThe world of television, but Quicksilver is (in a way) a living reminder to Scarlet Witch of how fleeting her perfect American life in Westview was, accents and all, it’s really just a fragile fantasy.
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