SPOILER ALERT: The following contains SPOILERS from WandaVision Episode 8 so proceed at your own risk!
We finally got to learn more about Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision Episode 8, thanks to Agatha Harkness forcing her to relive some of her key memories. But is Scarlet Witch's stunning origin story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series actually canon?
In the episode Previously On, it is revealed that one of Wanda's first key memories is the untimely death of her parents. Although she had only mentioned what happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron, WandaVision showed exactly what happened leading up to that devastating moment.
In Wanda's memories, she had been watching a sitcom with her parents and twin brother Pietro Maximoff when bombs were dropped all over Sokovia. Amazingly, the bomb that ends up in their home does not detonate but it isn't pure luck. It was revealed that Wanda herself had prevented the bomb from exploding.
So how did Wanda manage to do this despite only being given powers after she and Pietro signed up for the HYDRA experiments? As it turns out, Wanda was born with her powers and they were awakened when she came in contact with the Mind Stone.
But is the Scarlet Witch origin canon? In the comics, Wanda was altered by the Elder God Chthon right after she was born, giving her magical powers in addition to the mutant abilities she inherited from Magneto. When their mother Magda abandons them, Wanda and Pietro are then adopted by the Maximoffs.
It's interesting to note that the previous episode of WandaVision featured what appeared to be the Darkhold, the book written by Chthon. However, it is important to note that the MCU could give Scarlet Witch a unique origin that doesn't involve the tome.
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