Why Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch Is Trending on MCU Twitter

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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WandaVision will finally bring Wanda Maximoff and Vision to the forefront, but the latter's involvement might be tricky since he died during Avengers: Infinity War. Still, the first teaser trailer of the series managed to show Vision alive and well, and it seems that the character's revival has something to do with the alternate-reality shenanigans that are being caused (unknowingly) by Wanda.

Based on that premise alone, WandaVision is shaping up to be a must-see affair , and the show's strong connections to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will no doubt add more hype to the series. In the months leading to the show's premiere, a huge chunk of discussion among fans is the sheer power level of Wanda in the MCU, and this was further amplified by Marvel Studios CCO Kevin Feige by revealing that WandaVision will finally provide the much-needed answers about the real origins of the character's abilities.

And now, this topic has recently become front and center on Twitter, with some fans providing their take on how powerful Wanda really is compared to other MCU heroes.


The first tweet compares the power levels of Wanda Maximoff and DC's Mera, with the user strongly declaring that the former is far superior to the latter.

Meanwhile, a tweet from The Mary Sue's Associate Editor Rachel Leisman mentioned that Wanda has been “literally labeled” as the most powerful Avenger, and the heroine needs to get the respect that she very much deserves.

Twitter user Billieuwuz made a poll for fans, asking which between Carol Danvers and Wanda would win in a fight. As expected, Maximoff won the poll by a landslide vote.

Another tweet managed to highlight the fact that Wanda is trending even though there is no new content associated with the character, further cementing the powerful status of the character on social media.

The next tweet showcase Wanda's strength and power level against Thanos during the climactic battle from Avengers: Endgame, reminding fans that the villain was “scared as heck” during that fateful encounter.

Lastly, Twitter user hennaahmedx reminded fans to “just appreciate how cool it is” for the MCU to feature strong female characters such as Carol Danvers and Wanda Maximoff, citing the importance of these heroes “for the future of the comic book genre.”

Surprisingly, the official account of WandaVision joined the fun by reacting to the latest trending moment of Wanda on Twitter with a simple, yet telling, emoji.

Given that WandaVision will be released next month, it isn't surprising that Wanda's name popped up in the trending list of Twitter, but what's more astounding is how it got there in the first place. True enough, this came out of nowhere, and this goes to show the power of MCU fans to keep a character relevant by starting off a simple debate on social media.

Ever since Wanda's debut in Age of Ultron , the character gained massive popularity among fans, mainly due to the interesting skill set of the MCU hero. After the events of Endgame and the Infinity Saga as a whole, fan debate regarding the most powerful MCU hero was pushed to the forefront, and as expected, Wanda is one of the main candidates. While fans went back and forth about the whole “powerful hero” debate on social media, Kevin Feige squashed the competition by declaring Wanda as the most powerful Avenger in a Q&A at New York Film Academy.

Now, it's refreshing to see the renewed interest for Wanda, and this bodes well for the much-anticipated small-screen debut of the hero on Disney+ next year. It will be interesting to see how WandaVision expands the narrative surrounding Wanda's abilities even further. As evidenced by the tweets above, there is no doubt that the show will be a must-see affair because of that.

WandaVision will open a brand-new chapter for the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it premieres on January 15, 2021.

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.