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Is Wanda Maximoff Dead? What Happened to Wanda Maximoff?

Wanda Maximoff's apparent death was hinted at in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The "Agatha All Along" trailer suggests her demise, but comic book logic leaves room for doubt.

by Tamilarasi

Updated Jul 09, 2024

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Is Wanda Maximoff Dead? What Happened to Wanda Maximoff?

Is Wanda Maximoff Dead?

Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, seemed to die at the end of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" when she brought down Mount Wundagore on herself to destroy the Darkhold. However, her fate is still uncertain. The trailer for the new series "Agatha All Along" shows a body with blackened fingers, similar to Wanda's, suggesting she might be dead.

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Additionally, a library card in the trailer lists "W. Maximoff," adding to the speculation. Despite this, fans believe Wanda could return, as characters often come back in comic-book stories. There are theories she might have survived by teleporting or shielding herself before the mountain collapsed. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted that she might not be dead. The new series will likely explore her influence and possibly her return. "Agatha All Along" premieres on Disney+ on September 18, 2024.

Who is Wanda Maximoff?

Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, is a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), played by Elizabeth Olsen. She starts as a Sokovian refugee who, along with her twin brother Pietro, gains special powers from experiments by the organization Hydra. Wanda's powers include telekinesis and energy manipulation, amplified by a powerful gem called the Mind Stone. Initially an enemy of the Avengers, she later joins them to fight the villain Ultron.

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Wanda falls in love with Vision, an android, but loses him during a battle with Thanos. Her grief makes her create a false reality in the town of Westview, leading to conflicts with S.W.O.R.D. and the witch Agatha Harkness. She embraces her destiny as the Scarlet Witch, becoming one of the most powerful beings in the MCU. Wanda seeks alternate versions of her children using the Darkhold, coming into conflict with Doctor Strange before seemingly dying to destroy the Darkhold.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is a 2022 superhero movie from Marvel Studios. It's a sequel to the 2016 film "Doctor Strange" and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Sam Raimi, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch.

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In this film, Doctor Strange protects a teenager named America Chavez, who can travel across different universes, from Wanda, who wants to use her powers for her purposes. The story continues from the events of the Disney+ series "WandaVision." The film combines superhero action with elements of horror. It was filmed in locations like London, Surrey, and Los Angeles. Released on May 6, 2022, it was well-received by critics and made $955.8 million worldwide, becoming one of the top-grossing films of the year.

What Happened to Wanda Maximoff?

Wanda Maximoff, portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen in the MCU, faced significant events. She lost Vision to Thanos, grieved deeply, and created a false reality in Westview. After confronting Agatha Harkness and embracing her Scarlet Witch powers, she uses the Darkhold to find her children.

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In "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," she battled Doctor Strange, sought to absorb America Chavez's powers, and seemingly perished destroying the Darkhold. However, the "Agatha All Along" trailer hints at her return, raising speculation about her fate in the MCU.



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