The Marvel animated series What If? Was released on May 24, 2019, on Netflix.
The show’s concept was unlike any other we had ever seen as it explored all the uncharted territories left off the maps of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From everything that could be possible to what shouldn’t be in existence at all, What if? really set the bar for animated series’ really up high.
Captain Carter In What If?
In What If? Episode number one, Captain Carter is featured as the premiering character in the Marvel series.
The simple story behind the origin of the character is the thought that what if instead of Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter had been injected with the Super Soldier Serum (very obviously, however, that’s not the only thing fans noticed that was similar to the former character).
Continuing on this thought, the first episode was written and released. And then, the audience went nuts. Everyone loved Captain Carter with their whole hearts!
Any resistance that the episode faced was probably only from some of the men who thought Captain Carter could never compete with Captain America (sheesh….really?) while the rest of the fandom really fell for Captain Carter.
Truly Captain Carter was one of the best decisions ever!
Wanda Maximoff Or The Scarlet Witch
Created by Stan Lee, Wanda Maximoff is considered to be one of the strongest superheroes in the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although initially portrayed as a villain in the comics, Wanda and her brother, Quicksilver, were depicted as anti-heroes in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and then as a part of the team and a hero in the rest of the franchise. She is such a loved character that the fans have even opened for her story to be continued as a trilogy!
Scarlet Witch was revealed to be stronger than Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel series WandaVision during the battle between her and Agatha Harkness. Although she did suffer somewhat of a mental breakdown in WandaVision, Scarlet Witch was still absolutely terrifying for anyone who wished to harm her.
She truly was a badass.
Scarlet Witch vs Captain Carter?
Alright, so here it is.
It’s pretty obvious that Captain Carter and Wanda Maximoff are both ideal Superheroes. They both are indescribably strong and thus, just as much loved by the whole fandom.
So considering this, is it fair to compare the two with each other? Maybe it is, maybe it is not.
However, the creator of the series What If? Have clearly stated that their version of Captain Carter “would’ve kicked Wanda’s ass”.
“Our Captain Carter would have kicked Wanda's ass” 🧢 pic.twitter.com/216QyBetBE
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) July 22, 2022
It is very important to note, before making opinions, that there isn’t just one Peggy Carter that has been introduced in MCU. In fact, there are so far three!
The first one we met in Captain America: The First Avenger as Steve Rogers’s love interest, and the second one was introduced in What If? Episode One, Pilot, as Captain Carter, and then another one was brought to us in Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness.
So, the statement made by What If? creators were aimed at Captain Carter from Multiverse Of Madness, not the one from What If? As they compared the two, deeming the one portrayed in Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness, as the weaker version of Peggy Carter while the one in the animated series was considered to be stronger enough to “kick Wanda’s as*”.
But I’m pretty sure that a lot of the fans would find this statement very highly debatable.