WandaVision Episode 8 revealed the truth about “Fake Pietro”, giving him an appropriate nickname and a logical, albeit disappointing, explanation.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision Episode 8, “Previously Activated,” which is now airing on Disney +.

WandaVision He caught his audience off guard when he introduced Fox’s X-Men actor Evan Peters as “Pietro Maximoff,” leading many to wonder if this was a sign of a merging of universes that would lead to mutants. of Fox roaring at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Others speculated that he was secretly Mephisto in disguise, having come to Westview to ask Wanda for information on how she created the reality of the Westview sitcom. Last week, however, WandaVision revealed that “Pietro” is actually being controlled by Agatha Harkness, a witch who has posed as Wanda’s nosy neighbor, Agnes.

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Episode 8 of WandaVision, “Previously On” expanded on this, and Agatha gave Peters “Fake Pietro” a simple but appropriate nickname – “Fietro, so to speak” – and confirmed that he was her ears and eyes, which is why he was asking. Wanda all those questions about the reality of the sitcom. Agatha also revealed that she had been controlling this impostor through “crystalline possession”, before continuing to explain why she didn’t resurrect Pietro from the MCU. “Necromancy was not a start as your royal brother’s body is on another continent, not to mention full of holes,” as Agatha (coldly but honestly) told Wanda. “But you’re so crippled with all your own doubts that you believed it.”

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While this may be a disappointing explanation for those hoping that Peters will reprise his role as Quicksilver from Fox’s X-Men universe in WandaVision, is an almost logical answer to the riddle of “Fietro”. You also agree with the postmodern approach of the show so far. As it has become increasingly clear, WandaVision it’s about trolling your audience and subverting their expectations by deconstructing everything that comes in the MCU before, just as the characters in the series constantly question what they perceive as reality. In that sense, Peters’ meta-casting as “Fietro” did exactly what it was supposed to do: throw viewers into a loop and make it harder for them to figure out whether or not he really is Quicksilver from another universe.

At the same time, this may only be a partial answer to the question of who is really “Fietro” in WandaVision. Agatha seems to indicate that she cannot use her magic to create people out of thin air, suggesting that “Fietro” existed before she brought him to Westview. His superspeed is also not explained, although one could assume that it is a superpower that Agatha temporarily granted him. Still given the way WandaVision likes to play with her audience, it’s hard not to wonder if the series is saving another twist for its finale and will soon reveal that “Fietro” is actually a version of Quicksilver that Agatha pulled the MCU out of another universe, but not Fox. of X-Men.

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Alternatively, “Fietro” could turn out to be Agatha’s son, Nicholas Scratch. Created by George Perez and Len Wein for 1977 Fantastic four # 185, Nicholas is a skilled user of magic in his own right and has formed alliances with Dormammu and Mephisto in the Marvel Comics universe. With WandaVision Having opened the door to more dark magic in the MCU, now could be as good a time as any to bring a character like Nicholas into the fold. It would also be a smart way to pull the rug for longtime Marvel readers, in light of how radically different “Fietro” is from Agatha’s son in the comics.

Whether it’s Nicholas, the alternate universe Quicksilver, or just an unsuspecting MCU citizen who got caught up in Agatha’s schemes, “Fietro” remains a partially solved puzzle that must be completed in the face of the game. WandaVision final.

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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