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There are a lot of speculations going around Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on how Wanda will fit the story after her massive glow-up in WandaVision as she fully embodies being Scarlet Witch. One major theory is that she would be a villain in the second installment of the Benedict Cumberbatch-led film and it had just been debunked by the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Major Theory on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Debunked
WandaVision has been a great series dealing with Wanda’s grief in losing Vision after the events of Infinity War and Endgame. She had a whole town controlled with a whole new reality in Westview, even having children of her own, Billy and Tommy, and her nosy neighbor, Agnes, turned out to be an age-old witch dating back to Salem Witch trials.
Everything was set up for Wanda perfectly as she finally embraces her full capacity and becoming the Scarlet Witch – not born but forged, without a coven, needless of incantations, and destined to be the destroyer of the world.
After facing Agatha Harkness, she proved to be an exceptional witch despite battling another for the first time, one with centuries of experience. Her powers are beyond comprehension, not to mention that she is new to everything that just happened. She exiled herself and studied the Darkhold, the book of the Damned.
It became a popular fan theory that Wanda will be the villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with all the power and knowledge that she just acquired. As Agatha described, her powers go beyond that of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Post-Credits Scene Proves Wanda Will Not Be a Villain
This theory went down the drain with the end-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home which sets up the stage for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The end-credits scene takes the lines of Strange of the tampering of the stability of space-time and how scary the multiverse is. Someone on the other end tells Strange that there is a punishment for the “desecration of reality,” then Strange responds that, “it’s the only way,” and that he didn’t mean anything that happened.
There goes Wanda in the woods, expecting the arrival of the Sorcerer Supreme as she knows he would show up anytime soon. She proceeds to apologize for what happened to Westview, telling him that she had made mistakes and because of that, people got hurt. However, Strange dismisses her outright and asks for her help with the multiverse.
With this, Strange goes to Wanda to have a powerful ally which is smart considering her powers go beyond his. Remember, Wanda has powers to alter reality. She’s capable of making one as seen in Westview and in the comics, she even eradicated mutants with just three words, “no more mutants.” She is seen doing some sort of spells on some kind of orb, possibly casting one to help Strange.
All-in-all, Wanda is extremely powerful, enough to bring the whole world down, and it is her destiny to destroy it, this could be what Agatha had been warning her about. Still, no destiny is fixed, no timeline is straight now that the multiverse has been opened. Wanda could be a huge help for Strange in the mess that he made after tampering with space-time in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Wanda will return in the MCU on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiering on May 6, 2022. Spider-Man: No Way Home is now out in theaters.