What WandaVision’s Finale Means For Its Characters & The Marvel Cinematic Universe

After eight long weeks, countless fan theories, and the unexpected viral hit that was Jimmy Woo memes, WandaVision has come to an end in typical Marvel fashion: with a ton of action, two post-credit scenes, and a whole lot of questions to unpack.

But before we dive into any spoilers, we highly recommend you watch the show first. Not only does it set the foundation for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is also Marvel’s most experimental and character-focused story to date. Elizabeth Olsen’s portrayal is vibrant and complex, and you’re bound to fall in love with her watching this series.

If you’re not convinced, Wanda Maximoff is already confirmed to return for the Doctor Strange sequel in March 2022, and fans are buzzing with predictions about the fate of certain characters, potential movie villains, and the thinly veiled hints in the finale’s post-credits. We’re going to break it all down in this article.

(Warning: The rest of this article contains spoilers for WandaVision. Don’t say you weren’t warned.)

Wanda may use her Chaos Magic for good — or for the ultimate evil

In the final two episodes of WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff is finally given the monicker “The Scarlett Witch” after Agatha Harkness correctly identifies her source of magic to be Chaos Magic. Unlike the rule-bound magic that Agatha Harkness and even the likes of Doctor Strange practice, Chaos Magic is a limitless magic that allows its wielder to manipulate and reconstruct reality itself; something that Wanda does subconsciously up until the events of WandaVision.

The finale not only marks the end of her terror on Westview, it also marks the end of her ignorance. In the second post-credits scene, Wanda is shown studying the Darkhold, a.k.a. The Book of the Damned, a book made out of actual dark matter from the Hell Dimension and filled with forbidden spells and curses. More dangerously, it’s said that the all who read the Darkhold are corrupted and become enticed to use a spell from it.

Whether Wanda will be able to resist the book’s evil temptations is still yet to be seen – after all, she is THE Scarlett Witch – but either way, she is bound to cross paths with the rule-abiding Sorcerer Supreme (currently Doctor Strange) for simply reading it in the first place. If they do end up on opposite sides of the battlefield, however, it’s worth noting that the Scarlett Witch’s power outclasses the Sorcerer Supreme by a mile.

Wanda’s kids, Tommy and Billy, may return sooner than you think

Tommy and Billy’s existence in Westview is one of the biggest mysteries of WandaVision. After all, they aren’t anybody else’s kids, so where did they come from? The show’s finale may have confirmed that the kids came from somewhere at least, as Wanda thanks her children for choosing her to be their mum.

In the comics, Tommy and Billy are created from fragments of Mephisto’s shredded soul, but Wanda remains unaware that she created them using her magic, or that she just used the fragments of a Big Bad Devil do so. When she finds out, she causes the end of the world and wipes out the majority of mutant genes in world – so that’s great. However, the twins actually do exist, reborn as Thomas Shepherd and Billy Kaplan in two different families. They go on to become Speed and Wiccan respectively in the Young Avengers.

Based on the events in WandaVision, the comics story line is still feasible. In the second post-credits scene, Wanda hears the voices of her boys screaming for help. This could mean that Tommy and Billy are stuck in another reality, or less likely, that they are the natural-born human counterparts of her children, Speed and Wiccan. Either way, this cleanly segues into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Marvel’s obvious plans for a future Young Avengers line-up.

Agatha Harkness may reprise her comic book role as Scarlett Witch’s teacher

In the comics, Agatha Harkness is a powerful, old woman who guides Wanda Maximoff in controlling her Chaos Magic. This is quite unlike Katherine Hahn’s portrayal of Agatha in WandaVision as a young, villainous witch who is constantly trying to sabotage Wanda.

Although it’s clear that Marvel intends to take Agatha Harkness’ character down a different route, we predict that their teacher-student relationship could still exist. After all, Agatha’s final words before being mind-controlled were: “You have no idea what you have unleashed. You’re gonna need me.” To which Wanda replies, “If I do, I know where to find you.”

Even though Wanda seems to be doing well for herself at the moment, it was made clear in the final two episodes that Wanda had no formal training as a witch. Agatha, who is the only surviving member of the Salem Coven, is more than qualified to help her with this. Alternatively, perhaps Doctor Strange seeks out Agatha to combat the growing power of the Darkhold. Either way would work our for MCU’s Agatha Harkness, who would do just about anything to escape Westview right now.

Ralph Bohner being Quicksilver from another universe could yet be explained

The biggest shock from the WandaVision finale was not Wanda transforming into Scarlett Witch, nor Vision having an intense conversation with his double about the Ship of Theseus, and not even the sudden appearance of a Skrull. No, the most shocking revelation was Ralph freakin’ Bohner.

The Internet was so certain that Evan Peter’s Pietro would be Quicksilver from an alternate reality that fans are still not willing to let go of it. The current working theory is that Peter Maximoff / Pietro Maximoff / Ralph Bohner is the missing person from witness protection that Jimmy Woo mentions at the start of Episode 3.

The theory makes a lot of sense. Jimmy’s missing person is never mentioned again, Peter’s placement in witness protection explains away the sudden name change, and him being from another universe would explain the need to be in witness protection in the first place. Fans have also pointed out that Marvel has been way too detailed with WandaVision so far to place such a big red herring with no pay-off. Still, the truth of the matter remains to be seen.

White Vision could become human, well, sort of

We know the original Vision, and even “conditional” Vision is dead, but what about White Vision? Mid-way through the climactic battle, he flies away after a discussion with “conditional” Vision about the Ship of Theseus. If you’re unfamiliar, the Ship of Theseus is a philosophical thought experiment that raises the question whether an object that has all of its components replaced is still the same object.

Both Visions come to the conclusion that neither are the “Real Vision” anymore, but White Vision’s “memory storage is not easily wiped.” After having his memories restored, White Vision flies away, and based on the comic books, we know what may be next for him.

In the comics, White Vision begins to feel “real” over time, so a scientist helps give him the permanent humanity he desires by disguising him as a human and uploading the brain patterns of his late son to give Vision capacity for emotional growth. It’s worth noting that Wanda and White Vision are not together in the comics on account of him being “a different Vision”, but this fact may change considering the focus on their love story in the MCU.

Monica Rambeau is going to space to meet Nick Fury (probably)

Monica Rambeau has come a long way after being un-blipped, and the first post-credits scene suggests that she will a longer, more heroic future in the MCU. In the scene, Monica is approached by a Skrull who was sent by “an old friend of her mother’s”. Besides the obvious use of the word “he” in the conversation, Nick Fury was last seen on a spaceship in the post-credits scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home. We still don’t know what he’s doing in space, but the Captain Marvel sequel is likely to have some answers.

In the comics, Monica Rambeau suffers a slew of name changes before finally settling on the superhero name, Spectrum. Her powers allow her to transform into any form of energy within the electromagnetic spectrum, like gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, electricity and more. Other than that, she can also alter her physical appearance, pass through solid matter, and react at superhuman speeds. Seems like we’ll have to wait awhile to see her in full action, though.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis will make separate appearances in upcoming MCU projects

While we’re not going to get the buddy cop spin-off show starring Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis that the Internet demanded, we will most likely be seeing these loveable characters in separate upcoming MCU projects.

FBI Agent Jimmy Woo is likely to make a reappearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, since it’s the franchise he first debuted in. Fans have also rallied around the idea of him starring in Agents of Atlas, where he would take over Nick Fury’s role as leader to a group of Asian superheroes.

Whereas, Darcy Lewi is heavily rumoured to appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, reprising her role as Jane Foster’s assistant and friend. To add to the suspense, Kat Dennings who plays the witty scientist has confirmed that she has been working on something for Marvel that isn’t WandaVision, but she cannot disclose any details just yet.

As for fans of the Jimmy Woo, Darcy Lewis, and Monica Rambeau trio, they may have to wait a little longer for their favourite group of friends to be reunited again.

How are you coping with the post-WandaVision withdrawal? Comment your thoughts on the series finale below! As for us, we’ll be getting ready for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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