‘The Disrespect, RIP Illuminati’: Fans React to Elizabeth Olsen Revealing Wanda Wasn’t Even Using Her Full Power When She Obliterated The Illuminati

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One of the most anticipated movies of 2022 was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and it was a mixed bag for many fans. Many parts of the movie felt rushed, and it led to many plot points and new developments being left unexplained.


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Scarlet Witch in the spell of the Darkhold

Doctor Strange 2 starred the returning cast of Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen while debuting Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez. The movie was directed by the Maestro of Horror, Sam Raimi, who is known for adding horror elements even in Superhero movies, such as Spider-Man 3.


Scarlet Witch versus the Illuminati

When the Scarlet Witch of Earth-616 dream walked and took control of Wanda Maximoff of Earth-838, she ended up decimating the heroes of Earth-838. Taking Illuminati to town, Scarlet Witch Spagettied Mr. Fantastic, punctured Black Bolt, dissected Captain Carter, and smushed Captain Marvel.

Illuminati being presented against the Illuminati

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Considering the build-up and background behind the Illuminati, like having Captain Marvel, Professor X, and Captain Carter from previous iterations of their characters, their deaths were rather astonishing.

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The visuals were nothing short of gruesome and surprising. Also, the fact that Mr. Fantastic was supposed to be the smartest man in their universe, it was startling for him blatantly give away their strategy and then get cut up like a paper in a paper shredder.

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John Krasinski as Reed Richards

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Power imbalance wreaks Earth-838:

Despite the gravity of the Illuminati’s death, Scarlet Witch actress’ Elizabeth Olsen brushed them off and stated that the Scarlet Witch was nerfed since the dream walking took a toll on her. She stated in a video posted to Marvel’s Instagram page:

“I thought it would’ve been easier, but the way we justified it being harder is because she’s trying to keep this physical connection inhabiting this other Wanda’s body. And so that to us was the limit, was that this is not the most well-tuned…”

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Scarlet Witch and the ensemble of Doctor Strange 2

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This startling revelation can only make us imagine how strong, the Scarlet Witch truly was, if she was allowed to kill without inhibitions at full strength.


Written by Nikhil Makwana

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Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.