I was very excited to start watching the new Disney+ series, WandaVision. However, after the first 6 episodes, I have come to not enjoy it as much. This is all since Wanda’s powers make no sense, it all seems illogical. I understand that the series and the MCU in general are all based on the comics and are not an exact representation of it. Despite this, I expected a more coherent explanation or demonstration of her powers. In the comics, Wanda learns to tap into chaos magic and thus changes reality or conjured it into reality. In the series, it is said she is a telepath and can manipulate or control people’s actions. I was almost ready to accept this, despite her never being depicted as having telepathic abilities in the comic.
Then, Vision somehow was acting on his own, even while he is dead. The theory of her puppeteering comes from her sudden break and corpses in the series being seen by us, the viewers as corpses. So, if we were to follow this demonstration, we would conclude that she is simply masking reality and not actually changing it. By the 4th or so episode, Vision no longer is being a puppet but rather an individual. Suddenly the theory of her changing reality within the hex becomes possible and to some point acceptable. However, we are taken back to her only puppeteering when Pietro is shown to be a corpse when she loses focus.
Now we are confronted to accept one, or possibly two out of a few theories on how her powers are functioning in the series. We either must accept that she has telepathic powers and she is controlling people and puppeteering the townspeople and Vision’s corpse. And that her will is to have Vision know that something is odd and that he is able to take people out of her control. Or accept that she is bending reality until she loses focus and the corpses become exposed.
One thing that I do like about this series is the possibilities of bringing mutants into the MCU. We can simply believe that she moved all mutants to the universe of Fox (which means the series is more post-House of M) and that Pietro (Peter) has already died in his universe but her lament was strong enough to call and revive him.
So, in the latest episode, I finally understand the gaps. Not only am I happy to see Agatha in the series, but I am obsessed with the Agatha music video. The choice to cast Kathryn Hahn makes more sense now to me. Not that she was a bad choice specifically, but her past roles in comedy films, made her an odd choice for a role like Agatha Harkness. I really hope they can implement a comedic personality to the character. And I am happy that they changed the age since in the comic books she seems too old in appearance. For a powerful witch, you would think she would want to maintain a youthful look.
What that actual bloody hell was that what is being referred to as an episode? It should be called a fiasco because that is what that is. That last episode was a massive disappointment, a complete letdown and almost a waste of 50 minutes or so. From Agatha’s final role to Vision’s "fight" to Evan Peter’s treatment. There were just a lot of missed opportunities and a lot of better ways to explain Harkness and Wanda’s hero name. All I can really hope at this point is that a better or at least some remedy is done later in the MCU.