A look at Wandavision on Disney+ and Show Theories


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Allie Richter, Staff Writer

*Warning! This article contains spoilers to Wandavision*

Many fans of Marvel, including myself,  have been fully invested and loving the new show on Disney+, Wandavision. This television miniseries first aired on Disney+ on January 15th and was created by Jac Schaeffer. This show takes place in the MCU and the events take place after Avengers: Endgame which came out in 2019. We follow Wanda Maximoff(Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision(Paul Bettany) who are super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives but soon they start to realize that everything is not as it seems. This show mixes the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU and we get to see different decades and styles represented in each episode. So far we have seen a heavy influence from classic TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show from the 60s and The Brady Bunch from the 70s. 

With a new episode coming out every Friday, each week the audience receives more clues that there is something bigger going on. Many fans have been coming up with theories of what exactly is happening here. Here are some of the theories that are circulating the internet. 

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One theory is that Wanda is actually the villain of the show. Multiple times now we have seen Wanda “snap” or “rewind” her reality when something she doesn’t like goes on and she goes back to how she wants it to be. And then when her “neighbor” Geraldine(Teyonah Parris) mentions the death of her brother, Pietro,  by saying how he was killed by Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron she is then kicked out of Westview by Wanda. It is clear that Wanda is aware of her life outside of Westview and the existence of the real world which shows that she may be the one orchestrating this whole thing. She tells Vision that she “has everything under control” and it is clear that anyone who is trying to disrupt the perfect universe that she has created is a threat to her and must be taken care of, setting it up that Wanda is actually the villain and fighting against everyone else. 

Agnes(Kathryn Hahn) who is Wanda’s neighbor and close friend may not be who she appears to be.

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Many fans believe that Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness. In the comics, Agatha is a very old witch who survived the Salem Witch Trials and then goes on to master mystical arts and then later, teaches them to a young Wanda Maximoff. Throughout the comics, we also see Agatha as Wanda’s antagonist who also tells Wanda that her children, Billy and Tommy, are actually not hers and were born of more demonic origins. Agatha has had a big role in Wanda’s life thus far so it only makes sense that Wanda would bring her into her own reality. Agatha also has a son named Nicholas Scratch and Agnes has a bunny called Senor Scratchy which may be a hint at who she really is. 

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Now that we know that Geraldine is actually Monica Rambeau, a popular theory is that we are actually going to see Monica with powers. Monica is the daughter of Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers or also known as Captain Marvel’s best friend. It is seen that Maria helped create S.W.O.R.D and Monica was raised there. In the comics, Monica has powers similar to Carol Danvers and was first known as Captain Marvel. Over the years she has gone by many different names like Photon, which we see in episode 4 that Maria was called this as well. Maybe we will see Wanda vs Monica in these upcoming episodes? 

So far there isn’t a clear villain in the show, except maybe Wanda. A theory that has been on the internet

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is that it could be Mephisto. Mephisto is a demon/devil-like being in the Marvel Universe who can shape-shift and alter time. It is possible that Mephisto is actually Wanda or the two of them have made some type of pact, like a deal with the devil. Mephisto a lot of the time appears as animals, and we see multiple animals appear in Wandavision from a lobster to a bunny and even a stork. And when Wanda tries to get rid of the Stork, it doesn’t disappear and she doesn’t have any control over it. Maybe that was Mephisto? That would explain why she wasn’t able to get rid of the Stork. 

All of these theories are very interesting and it will be cool to see which of these we will actually get to see in these upcoming episodes!