MCU: 10 anime heroes exactly like Wanda Maximoff
Even before WandaVision made her a household name, Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, has appeared in comics, film, and television for years. So it makes sense that her fans see a little something of her in their favorite cartoon characters.
What exactly defines Wanda varies with each different incarnation? Sometimes she’s a mutant and other times she’s a real witch, for example. Sometimes she has black hair, other times she has red hair. X-Men: Evolution gave him an interest in Gothic culture. Some cartoon heroes may remind fans of Wanda for a variety of reasons: a witchcraft aesthetic, a power over fate or probability, or a fondness for robots. An affinity for the color red doesn’t hurt either.
ten She-Ra Princess of Power: Castaspella commands her own winds of fate
In She-Ra princess of power, Castaspella is a powerful witch-queen of Mystacor. After She-Ra helps her overthrow a usurper and restore her to the throne, she summons mighty winds that restore the land to its former glory. It reminds me, quite literally, “Winds of Destiny, Change!” by Wanda.
Something Castaspella has in common with Scarlet Witch is that she has been both a hero and a villain. In the ladybug She-Ra pounds, Castaspella was a bad ally of Catra.
9 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Entrapta has a similar fondness for robotics love interests
In the She-Ra reboot, Entrapta, much like Wanda, also flirts between being alongside heroes and villains. Originally billed as one of the titular princesses before being manipulated into joining the Horde.
Much like Wanda’s relationship with Vision, Entrapta’s penchant for technology ultimately reaches romantic tension with her relationship with Hordak. Who is a cyborg, which ultimately results in his own redemption.
8 Teen Titans: Raven is the daughter of a supervillain with magical powers
Even though continuities come and go as to whether she’s Magneto’s daughter or not, Wanda probably has an idea of what it’s like to have a supervillain for a father. Something Raven’s Teen Titans can probably relate, being the daughter of the demon Trigon.
In the cartoon, Raven’s powers are initially treated as psychic in nature, but later become pure magic. And thanks to Terra, she knows what it’s like to be called a “witch,” either as a passive-aggressive nickname or as an outright insult. And if the comics are to be considered, she knows what it’s like to be both a heroine and a villain.
7 RWBY: Ruby is related to the color red and knows robots need a little love and respect
In RWBY, Ruby Rose is the heroine most aligned with the color red, as the name suggests, with her comrades representing white, black, and yellow. Each of them corresponding to various fairy-tale heroines, with Ruby being modeled on Little Red Riding Hood. She is also known to have used the Petal Burst, or Speed, Semblance.
Ruby is also known for her friendship with Penny Polendina, a sort of Pinocchio analog, which she claims is just as real as anyone when she learns she’s a robot. Rarely thinking of her as a machine, Ruby is horrified when Penny appears to be destroyed during her fight with Pyrrha, which would not be her first contact with death.
6 Ben 10: Gwen Has Luck On Her Side As Lucky Girl
In one of the first episodes of Ben 10, Ben’s cousin, Gwen, gains supernatural powers while encountering a lucky charm in a witchcraft museum, allowing her to assume the identity of a Lucky Girl superhero. Although she destroys the spell at the end of the story, it wouldn’t be her last time with powers or even the last time she would put on Lucky Girl’s alter-ego.
Gwen’s powers come and go throughout the franchise, sometimes being pure magic and other times alien in nature. This reflects Wanda going back and forth between being a mutant and a true user of magic. In at least one reboot, Lucky Girl is even a Sailor moon-esque cartoon character.
5 WITCH: Will Vandom is another ambiguous witch with an affinity for red
Will could put the “W” in WITCH, and she might be a magical girl, but she’s not a real witch. She has powers over Quintessence, which manifests primarily in the form of magical lightning bolts, but, at her most powerful level, can be used to distort reality itself, even to resurrect the dead.
However, such magic can be very corrupting, as the previous Guardian of the Quintessence, Nerissa, has indeed transformed into an evil witch. And Wanda knows what it’s like to have to face a scheming ancient wizard.
4 Winx Club: Mirta is a good witch turned fairy with absolute dark powers
In Winx Club, unlike the meaner Trix, Mirta is a kind-hearted witch who sometimes even helped the Winx Club early in the series. Granted, it’s a bit vague if witches are an evil counterpart to fairies or just darker, but she ends up going from witch to fairy herself. Like most of the young witches in the series, she also favors a gothic style with black clothes.
What exactly Mirta’s powers are seems to change quite a bit, from her ability to create illusions out of emotions to mastering the “absolute powers of darkness” even while studying to be a good fairy.
3 Steven Universe: Pink Diamond also created her own little world
In Steven Universe, Pink Diamond, wanted to imitate other Diamonds by colonizing life on Earth. Learning that her actions would ultimately harm Earth, she developed a new alter-ego, Rose Quartz, with a new “family”, the Crystal Gems, while living on the planet. Eventually, she gave up her physical form so that she could give birth to her son, Steven.
While Pink Diamond and Rose Quartz both have their sympathizers, even before the truth is they were one, it does imply that she had a darker side at times. This can be seen through his treatment of pink pearl and spinel.
2 Invincible: Atom Eve can also bring her imagination to life
In Invincible, Atom Eve has the power of transmutation, manipulating things on their atomic level, effectively giving her power over matter itself. As she points out, she can do whatever she imagines, grow crops, summon doors, and build a house she can live in.
Interestingly, considering her hair and pink costume, which she designed herself, she is linked to the color red as well. It also rather matches her real name, Samantha, which was popularized in real life by another famous witch.
1 Scooby-Doo: Thorn turns out to be something of a good witch
Over the years, the Hex Girls have become popular recurring extras in the Scooby doo universe, first appearing in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost. In a way designed as a wizarding version of Josie and the Pussycats, they are made up of Thorn, Dusk and Luna, three girls with an affinity for the elements, especially wind and air, and who know that black is always. the new black.
In the original film, while their Gothic aesthetic is mostly just an aesthetic, the climax reveals that Thorn is sort of a good witch and is even able to seal off the titular ghost and a wicked wizard. This rarely comes up in their subsequent appearances, as actual monsters are usually the exception to the rule in the Scooby doo universe.
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