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Did Wanda Alter The Timeline and Wiped Out Mutants From the Start?

Ever since the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans are wondering about the future possibilities of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Benedict Cumberbatch led Multiverse of Madness has become a gateway to many horizons especially because of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen starring as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange 2.

Scarlet Witch is considered the strongest being in the MCU because of her unique abilities. Due to the implications seen in Multiverse of Madness, it can be assumed that it could bring Mutants into the MCU. That said, one such theory is concerned more with Wanda using her ultimate spells from the comics.

Wanda Altering Realities in the MCU

The House of M Scarlet Witch could be in Doctor Strange 2
Scarlet Witch in the House of M 

In the limited series of Marvel’s House of M released in 2005, Wanda Maximoff alters the reality followed by her devastating mental breakdown. In the series, Wanda changed the MCU as she realizes that she had enough and utters the phrase, “No more Mutants,” leaving only 198 Mutants in the world.
According to an article by Marvel published in 2019, “three words changed mutant-kind —and the Marvel Universe—forever.” 

According to a theory from New Rockstars, The entire MCU has taken place after the House of M, which opens the possibility of the MCU’s having Mutants. According to them, the Avengers have already met the mutants, but just like Doctor Strange erasing Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Wanda has erased them(mutants) before the events of Iron Man (2008) which might be a possible reason why none remembers them.

Wanda’s Choice with Erasing Mutantkind has a connection with X-Men

Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch connection with X-Men

According to a Reddit theory, Wanda Maximoff erasing Mutants from the world’s memories involves X-Men framing as villains from the Multiverse of Madness. While they act as an antagonist, they are simply fighting to bring their world back to how it was when Mutants were established in the universe.

This theory however arises a question about Wanda using her abilities to alter reality. According to WandaVision, the reason that she and Pietro survived the bombing of their house was due to Wanda’s hex magic. This could mean that her natural connection to magic is tied to her mutation. Wanda creates hex magic following the death of Vision. There’s also a theory that she’s an antagonist to the world as bringing Mutants back into the MCU will make her the villain in the eyes of both the humans and Mutants.

There’s no denying that Wanda’s connections to Mutants could offer great possibilities for the future.

Written by Priya Sharma