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April 29 2015

(SPOILER) The tragic history of Scarlet Witch, who will make her film debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some deep background on Wanda Maximoff, for them who could use it.

"In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers will take on one of the most powerful beings the Marvel universe has ever seen. And this individual has, the power to cause utter devastation. We're not talking about Ultron."

Interesting article.
FTA:
"Wanda's powers can change probability and, as we saw, make ceilings fall on people, though it isn't outright telekinesis (the act of moving things with your mind). And she can make things explode, but not in the way things usually explode (with application of heat).
This is incredibly vague.
What's even stranger is that a demonic elder god named Chthon was written into Wanda's storyline to give her magical powers that were even more more powerful and more vague:"

I'm gonna guess His Jossness is scooping out a bunch of the vague and will dial her in a bit. We don't require ANOTHER utility infielder, or do we?
I loved the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. I was very, very cross with John Byrne for a long time.

Hmmm - I think I still am.
Well, I LOVED both Scarlet Witch and Vision in the movie, so kudos :D
There was another retcon in their backstory when in the 70's, Marvel decided Wanda and Pietro were the children of golden age heroes the Whizzer and Miss America. But that retcon was eventually retconned.
This Article actually leaves out a lot of Wands's story.
She didn't only have a love story with the Vision, they were married and somehow she even had twin boys (even though the Vision is an android). Those boys were later discovered to be created from parts of a soul of the demon Mafisto and were reabsorbed into him. That made her crazy and so to help her they made her forget about her sons. The Avengers Disassembled event in which she destroyed the avengers (killing Hawkeye, the Vision and Ant-Man) was caused because she remembered her sons. House of M happened after that.
*Her sons later came back into being - one has magic powers like Wanda, the other is a speedster like Wanada's brother - and joined the Young Avengers.

Also there is a member of the X-men who is the daughter of Wanda and the X-man Nightcrawler, from another reality were those two are married.
Which is why I'm still angry with Byrne, urkonn.
"But that retcon was eventually retconned."
batmarlowe

Because COMIC BOOKS!!
Bendis can take his share of the blame for mishandling Wanda's character as well IMHO. That hookup with Hawkeye whilst she still had amnesia seemed very distasteful to me. And his lack of care towards continuity, particularly as regards her chaos magic, was irksome as well..

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