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Scarlet Witch

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Real Name
Wanda Maximoff
First Appearance
The X-Men (Vol. 1) #4 (March, 1964)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Team Affliations
Avengers Unity Squad, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Avengers, Lady Liberators, West Coast Avengers, Defenders, Secret Defenders, Force Works
Wanda Frank, Ana Maximoff, Wanda Magnus
Base of Operations
New York City
Probability manipulation, reality alteration, Chaos Magic (later revealed not to exist, according to Doctor Strange)
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Magic
Tools and Weapons

Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) is a mutant super-villain turned superhero, a member of the Avengers and the daughter of Magneto and sister of Quicksilver and Polaris.


Raised in the Wundagore Mountains, mutant Wanda Maximoff and her brother Pietro later left to fight for mutant domination on the side of Magneto as Scarlet Witch before reforming and joining the Avengers.


Wanda Maximoff (and her twin brother Pietro Maximoff) where born to Magneto (at the time going by the name Magnus) and Magda. When Magda was scared by Magnus' magnetic powers, she ran into the Wundagore Mountains, which was also home to the brilliant and mad scientist named the High Evolutionary. After the children were born, they were placed into the care of a Romani couple named Django and Marya Maximoff by the High Evolutionary's cow creature Bova.


Appears in X-Men cartoons, Super Hero Squad Show and Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Scarlet Witch has the power to fire energy blasts that warp probability called "hex bolts". These hex bolts cause bad luck or unlikely events to happen to whoever they strike. Scarlet Witch’s hex powers grew to point that she could warp reality itself.

Scarlet Witch also studied magic under the tutelage of Agatha Harkness and is a powerful sorceress, capable of casting spells and manipulating magical energies.