Until now, commercials in WandaVision they have been fairly straightforward in being subtle references to major events in Wanda’s life and her past traumas. But the latest commercial for his (literally) explosive Episode 6 deviates completely from previous commercials; in the first place, it is animated and lacks the partner. And secondly, it is unpretentious to hide its sinister and macabre meaning.
In the fifth episode of WandaVision, the commercial was a direct reference to the accidental explosion that Wanda caused in Lagos, Nigeria, while trying to save Captain America. While we think the commercials, up to episode 5, mean more if you look beyond their obvious reference, the haunting yogurt ad in the sixth episode misses the cryptic of the previous ones.
So the ad reads as follows: There is a boy stranded alone on a desert island. He is hungry and willing to eat anything. As soon as he says it out loud, a shark jumps out of the sea and says that he used to be hungry, but not since he started eating a special yogurt, Yo-Magic. When the boy asks to have it, the shark gives him one and leaves. But the child is unable to open the yogurt package and continues to bite into it even as it is consumed and starved, only to eventually die. The ad ends with the tagline that Yo-Magic yogurt is a “survivor snack.”
Aside from being surprisingly kinky compared to the last four commercials, this one is pretty tricky too. So we have three theories as to what the commercial could be alluding to:
Someone it gave Wanda’s magic and now she’s tearing her apart
What many theorists often forget while speculating that the repeating hexagonal shapes are a reference to Wanda’s “hexes” is that while she has magic in the comics, she doesn’t possess the same in the MCU. In the movies, she and her brother, Pietro, obtained their respective powers after being subjected to experiments on the Mind Stone by HYDRA.
But what Wanda is using to control Westview and its inhabitants is actually a lot like magic. So maybe like the kid in the ad, after Wanda stole Vision’s body from SWORD headquarters, she felt alone and ready to do anything to stop feeling helpless and the “endless nothingness” that she tells him. Peter in the episode. And that’s when someone appeared, who has massive magical powers that have the ability to rewrite reality, like the shark in the ad does.
The person offered Wanda magic, pretending to be an empath and was only willing to help her. And Wanda, desperate to escape the sadness that suffocated him, willingly took it and used it to achieve the life of her dreams. But as time passes, it is visible that this extra dose of powers is slowly breaking her psyche, driving her unhinged as she desperately tries to hold on to this illusion of happiness. His humanity is on the wane as he loses the distinction between good and evil, he has no qualms about catching the people of Westview in his comedic reality, and he doesn’t realize that he is causing them tremendous pain.
He’s foreshadowing the fate of Vision
At the end of the episode, we see Vision leaving the barrier that encloses Westview, but the moment he exits, he begins to get sucked into it and shatters into pieces. The commercial could have been a nod to the fact that this resurrected Vision cannot survive without Wanda’s powers. Just as the child withers and dies when he does not get the yogurt, Vision is doomed to decompose without the energy field that Westview covers as his source of life is tied to being within the “hex.”
It refers to the scariest moment in Wanda’s life./ 2
The child in the commercial, unable to save himself despite having the means, could be a reference to the moment when Wanda and Pietro lost their parents in an attack. Another active Stark Industries projectile had struck their house and sat three feet from them. Even when rescue operations began on a large scale, they were unable to escape as every change in the debris posed the risk of detonating the projectile. Like the boy in the commercial, the twins had the means to live but could not reach it.
Now, we only mention the last one because it fits in with the trend of commercials that refer to the events of Wanda’s life. But it doesn’t fit into the chronological order they’ve been following and furthermore, this particular tragedy in Wanda’s life has already been covered by the first commercial for the main episode. So while our money is in the first theory, what do you think? The last episode of WandaVision is currently streaming on the official Disney + app.
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