WandaVision's Tiger Easter Eggs Could Reveal Agnes' True Intentions

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn WandaVision Tiger

This article contains spoilers for WandaVision .

WandaVision has taken the MCU by storm, and so far, the project has shown no signs of slowing down. The first entry to the franchise's ambitious Phase 4 slate has already exceeded expectations due to its unique storytelling approach, forcing fans everywhere to create their own theories on what's really going on in Westview.

From the get-go, WandaVision didn't waste time in establishing its sitcom format by showing Wanda and Vision's blissful married life in the suburbs without any context. As the show progresses, it slowly became clear that not everything is what it seems, and there is something big behind all of this.

The mystery was further pushed to the forefront when the focus shifted to the real-world, introducing S.W.O.R.D. into the mix . Based on what's been revealed thus far, the agency (and the general audience) views Wanda as a threat to Westview, but it's apparent that there is someone pulling the strings from behind.

Who that someone is has yet to be revealed, but it is expected that the mind-blowing tidbit will be showcased as WandaVision enters its final stretch. Now, it seems that a major clue from the latest episode of the MCU series has been uncovered that could directly tie to one of the show's most important character.


“Episode 5" of WandaVision entitled “On This Very Special Episode” included numerous blink-and-you'll-miss-it references to a tiger, seemingly hinting that the animal will serve as a hint of things to come for the show.

The first one was during the '80s-themed opening credits of WandaVision , with the scene showing Vision holding the twins in a Tiger-inspired chair.

Marvel Studios' WandaVision
Marvel Studios' WandaVision

The second callback was during the early moments of WandaVision 's sitcom world when Kathryn Hahn's Agnes compared herself to a tiger.

Marvel Studios' WandaVision
Marvel Studios' WandaVision

The last one was during the time when Wanda asked Billy and Tommy about Sparky. In the scene, a tiger can be seen on the dining table of Vision residence.

Marvel Studios' WandaVision
Marvel Studios' WandaVision


On the surface, this little detail might not mean much concerning the payoff for WandaVision. However, there's always a slim chance that the crew behind the series intentionally placed this to provide clues about the bigger revelations down the line.

It's reasonable to assume that the inclusion of the tigers is symbolic in nature. In general, these feline creatures are known to be very protective of their cubs, and this could hint that someone in Westview is keeping tabs on the twins.

At this point, the main candidate is Kathryn Hahn's Agnes, considering her bigger role in recent episodes of Wanda's sitcom reality. Now, this begs the question of why Agnes is trying to safeguard Billy and Tommy inside Westview.

It's possible that Agnes' continued involvement in Wanda and Vision's life inside the Westview anomaly is done willingly, and not based on the sitcom's script. It was evident throughout the show's first five episodes that her “character” shows up when the couple needs help with something, ranging from the dinner with the Harts all the way to Sparky's sudden adoption.

When the twins entered the picture, this made Agnes' role a bit more complicated, seemingly explaining her larger part in the fabricated storyline.

At this stage, there's already a strong chance that Agnes is indeed playing the MCU's Agatha Harkness, and “Episode 5" supports that running theory. If proven true, this tiger reference could directly tie to the character's history in the comics.

In Marvel Comics, Harkness helped Wanda to deal with the trauma of her lost children by briefly mind-wiping her tragic memories of the ordeal. In a way, it's likely that Agnes is keeping a careful eye on the twins to protect them from harm or completely disappearing from Westview. After all, the character already pointed out that kids can't be controlled “no matter how hard you try.”

Marvel Studios' WandaVision
Marvel Studios' WandaVision

With this in mind, the actions of Hahn's Agnes could be solely intended to keep Wanda as stable as possible inside the Westview bubble, potentially to avoid the entire fabric of reality from breaking apart.

All in all, this is a clever nod to a pivotal moment in Marvel Comics, and it's fascinating to see that a minor detail like this provides extensive possibilities about the ongoing narrative of the show.

- In This Article: WandaVision
Release Date
January 15, 2021
- 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.