Warning: spoilers ahead if you’re not caught up with episode eight of WandaVision.
In episode nine of WandaVision on Disney Plus, viewers will see the aftermath of the clash between Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) in the big finale of the MCU series.
Ever since being introduced as a new cast member in Marvel’s WandaVision, Kathryn’s Agatha has continued to throw curveball after curveball.
And the witch did that yet again at the end of episode eight, when she formally dubs Wanda the Scarlet Witch after witnessing her perform Chaos Magic.
So what is Chaos Magic and can Wanda use it against Agatha?
What is Chaos Magic in WandaVision?
In the final moments of WandaVision episode eight before the post-credits scene introducing White Vision, Agatha tells Wanda that she has the ability to use Chaos Magic after seeing how Wanda was able to create a new version of Vision (Paul Bettany) out of thin air in her fake reality.
Agatha is full of surprises (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney)
As she hovers above the ground while holding tightly onto Wanda’s children Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne), Agatha says: ‘You’re supposed to be a myth. A being capable of spontaneous creation. This is Chaos Magic, Wanda. And that makes you the Scarlet Witch.’
In the Marvel comics, Chaos Magic is exactly how it sounds – magic that is, for want of a better word, chaotic.
Just as Wanda has been doing in her Hex, Chaos Magic can be used to alter, warp and even change reality.
So, it should come as no surprise that if a person is discovered to have the ability to use Chaos Magic, they could pose a serious threat to everything and everyone in existence, unless they are able to control it.
Vision struggled to survive outside the Hex as he was made inside by Wanda (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney)
In the comics, just as Agatha describes in WandaVision, Chaos Magic is perceived as a ‘myth’, so much so that even the Sorcerer Supreme is skeptical that it is real.
According to the original source material, Wanda gains her ability to use Chaos Magic after coming into contact with the ‘God of Chaos’ Chthon when she is a baby.
Can Scarlet Witch use Chaos Magic against Agatha Harkness?
While WandaVision has set up Wanda and Agatha as adversaries, the comic books tell a different story.
Agatha takes Scarlet Witch under her wing (Picture: Marvel)
In the comics, Agatha becomes a mentor to Wanda, helping her to harness Chaos Magic.
So while we may see Wanda use her powers to defeat Agatha in the show, for all we know, episode nine of WandaVision may turn the tables and see the pair team up, perhaps against an even more sinister foe.
Who is the Scarlet Witch?
Scarlet Witch is the alias Wanda Maximoff is known by in the comic books.
The Scarlet Witch headpiece fits perfectly (Picture: Marvel Studios/Disney)
While she has been referred to by that name by fans of the MCU, that name has never been used on screen… until now.
In the comics, Wanda’s biological mother, Natalya Maximoff, is the previous Scarlet Witch.
It is still uncertain whether WandaVision fans will discover more about Wanda’s parentage ever since witnessing the moment her and twin brother Pietro’s parents were killed at their home in Sokovia when they were children.
Now that Wanda is gaining a greater understanding of the full extent of her powers, it will be fascinating to see how the finale of the series ties into her role in the upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
WandaVision is available to watch on Disney Plus with a new episode being released on Friday.
Credit: Original article published here.