The latest episode of WandaVision, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”, Hides even more clues that Mephisto is the main villain of the Disney + series.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 6, “New Spooktacular Halloween!” now broadcasting on Disney +.
At this point, it is no secret that one of the prevailing theories about WandaVision is that the version of the devil from the Marvel Universe, Mephisto, is the great villain of the series. After all, clues to the demonic character’s involvement have been removed almost since the series began, from a Big Red bubblegum to an intriguing hexagonal shape surrounding Westview. At this point, theories involving Mephisto fly from left to right, but we’re still no closer to a definitive proof of his involvement in the Westview events.
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However, that hasn’t stopped Marvel from including even more clues that Mephisto is pulling the strings. WandaVision. In fact, in the latest episode of the series, “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”, The series drops two more clues that may point to Mephisto.
At the end of last week’s installment, “In a Very Special Episode …”, Wanda’s brother Pietro apparently came to life with a new face. While it was initially believed to be an alternate universe version of Quicksilver, the truth may be much more sinister. In fact, “New Spooktacular Halloween!” makes it clear that Pietro is not exactly who he claims to be, and that he might have a dubious goal.
One theory is that Pietro is actually Mephisto in disguise, largely due to the fact that, when talking to his nephews Billy and Tommy, Pietro tells them to “unleash hell, spawn of demons!” Now sure, this is meant to be a playful command during your Halloween adventure, but in a series where everything is a potential clue, viewers are sure to notice another mention of hell and demons.
This is even more interesting when you consider that, in the comics, the children of Wanda and Vision were created in part thanks to Mephisto, which makes them essentially a spawn of demons. Given that there are still many questions about the mysterious arrival of Billy and Tommy, the series may have shown that it follows the comics very closely.
And that’s not the only other reference to Mephisto in the episode. Another can be found in the commercial in the episode universe for Yo-Magic yogurt. In the animated commercial, a hungry boy stranded on a small island declares that he would eat anything. Then a shark emerges from the water and offers you a Yo-Magic snack. However, the boy is unable to open the yogurt package and, in a disturbing sequence, he eventually starves to death.
There are several potential meanings for this ad, but one of them is clearly an allusion to the devil. After all, a child’s willingness to eat anything is similar to the kind of request that would get the Devil’s attention in any folk tale. It would be comparable to someone who says they are willing to sell their soul to the devil for a favor, and lo and behold, a monstrous creature appears from below. In this case, the shark could be seen as a diabolical figure emerging from the depths not of hell, but of the ocean, offering the solution to your problem.
Unfortunately, when you sell your soul to the devil, you always come up with a trap. In this case, it appears that the kid can’t open the yogurt, leading to starvation anyway, and to hell, apparently, he gets what he wants while keeping his end of the bargain. You have to delve into this commercial, but the reference to the devil is clearly there. Also, it could indicate further proof that Mephisto is after Billy and Tommy.
Of course, all of these clues could just be red herrings, but given the mysterious and haunting nature of the series itself, it seems less and less likely. There may be multiple forces at work WandaVision but, at this point, it seems that Mephisto may really be one of them.
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 airing Fridays on Disney +.
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