WandaVision: 10 things that annoyed even devoted fans
WandaVision ended up being the flagship series on the Disney + side of the MCU and it was a wild and crazy adventure starring Wanda Maximoff and a reconstruction of her love, Vision. The series provided a much needed background for Wanda and by the end she had become the Scarlet Witch.
However, the series also featured plenty of clues that took viewers in all kinds of directions and most of them didn’t come to a head in the finale. While Marvel is known for its leadership errors, the team behind WandaVision pulled all the stops, which angered many fans with times the other shoe never fell off.
ten Who The Hell is Jimmy Woo’s missing witness?
Agent Jimmy Woo’s missing witness was the reason whoever discovered Westview in the first place. Perhaps the editorial staff just used this person as a reason for how they discovered the Westview anomaly, but many fans expected the missing person to be a big reveal.
Given the unknown nature of what happened to Bill Foster and Ghost after Ant-Man and the Wasp, it’s possible to assume that Foster made a deal with the FBI to keep Eva (Ghost) safe. There is also the unknown and mysterious benefactor of Sonny Birch. Fans are very hopeful that this will come back into play down the line.
9 Where is Agent Franklin in the name of God?
Viewers discover that the man in the beekeeper’s uniform from the start of the series is actually a SWORD agent turned beekeeper thanks to Wanda’s hex rewriting the reality of everything that goes through. Agent Franklin is seen walking through the hexagon before exiting a manhole cover just down the street from Wanda’s house.
Wanda notices the SWORD logo and simply says “No” before the whole scene rewinds. Agent Franklin is never seen again and fans aren’t sure if he’s returned where he came from or if he’s lost in some sort of limbo between hexagon and reality. Considering he was one of the other people to cross the barrier, fans were dying to know where he is.
8 Where does director Hayward come from? (& Where did he go?)
Director Hayward, the new director of SWORD, is taken to the fans once Monica Rambeau returns to SWORD’s land headquarters. Fans get a bad vibe from the new director from the start and he turns out to be more of an antagonist by the end.
Viewers are curious whether or not Hayward was in the MCU before WandaVision, possibly previously as a SHEILD agent. While Darcy escapes Hayward from going to jail, he is never seen again after she crashed into his military vehicle with a funnel truck. The mystery surrounding this character is palpable enough to warrant a return, perhaps in Wonders or the sequel to Dr. Strange.
7 SWORD’s White Vision and Wanda’s Mind Stone Vision Building
SWORD managed to bring the original vision back online by somehow connecting it to the drone running with hex energy. However, they never solve many problems. How were they able to reconstruct Vision? Why did he turn white? What exactly replaces the Mind Stone in his forehead? Why did they try to erase his memories, while retaining his AI algorithm and voice? It doesn’t make much sense when analyzed.
Regarding the vision that Wanda created, it is explained that he was formed by the part of the Mind Stone that lives within Wanda. Fans have accepted this, but it doesn’t really provide much explanation. Hopefully, the remaining Mind Stone mysteries will be explored in future properties.
6 The Heavy Mephisto Tease Without Disclosure (& What’s Wrong With Tommy & Billy?)
The showrunners may have intentionally misled viewers into Mephisto’s path, although despite the planned misdirection, fans weren’t happy with the devil’s lack of appearance himself. Mephisto has been featured in nearly every episode of WandaVision but in the end it never happens. Marvel may be saving Mephisto for his big screen debut, but that remains to be seen.
Plus, Tommy and Billy have been shown to be Wanda’s power constructs, like Vision, but they were never part of the Mind Stone, so how is that possible? As Mephisto does not show up, fans are still very confused as to where Tommy and Billy came from and where they went since their departures were never shown on screen.
5 No real explanation as to why the hex gave powers to Monica (and no one else)
After 3 journeys across the hex, Monica Rambeau is imbued with incredible powers that have yet to be fully explored. Her craziest feat is shown when she absorbs the energy from the bullets hitting her body and then passes them through her, remaining unharmed.
While adding another superhero to the mix is awesome, fans were completely rushed by Monica’s transformation with no real explanation for what happened. Why was she the only one to acquire powers? Would everyone get powers after 3 passes or was she just lucky enough to get powers instead of cancer?
4 The Ralph Bohner Boner
When Evan Peters made his debut as Pietro Maximoff in WandaVision the fans went crazy. The internet has exploded with theories and rumors of how Marvel was going to make Even Peters the MCU Quicksilver and how they were going to bring Fox’s X-Men into the main universe.
However, fans eventually found out that Peters was actually portraying a promising, small-town New Jersey actor by the name of Ralph Bohner, and his super-speed was somehow derived from Agatha’s magic. The reveal infuriated die-hard Marvel fans because it completely undo what the previous episodes had apparently been built toward.
3 What was Pietro’s experience with the Mind Stone like?
Seeing Wanda’s magical abilities in her youth as well as her interaction with Mind Stone during her time with Hydra were huge holes that fans had wanted to see filled since 2015. While the show was supposed to focus on Wanda and Vision, the fans were a little surprised that it didn’t show how Pietro was affected by the Mental Stone.
Pietro’s powers are not magical, so it wouldn’t make sense for him to be a wizard. If the Mind Stone was just enhancing Wanda’s already existing powers, what did she do to Pietro? Were they both mutants, besides the fact that Wanda was a witch? Did the Mind Stone interact with Pietro’s X-Gene to awaken his powers? Fans may have to wait a few years for a significant mutant to reveal itself.
2 Supreme Sorcerer Teased But Not Delivered
Several Marvel folks have confirmed that Dr. Strange was originally supposed to make an appearance at the end of WandaVision as a sort of mentor to Wanda to help her understand her powers. However, this scene was dropped due to the current cultural climate as they did not want to “bring in a white man to save the day”.
Considering WandaVision is directly linked to the events of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the Sorcerer Supreme was even mentioned by name on the show, a cameo would have been appropriate. Fans are still unsure of Wanda’s role in the upcoming sequel, and with so many rumored cameos for WandaVision, an event would have been gratifying for MCU fans.
1 The history of magic in the MCU (and mutants?)
Agatha’s story is briefly shown in a flashback when her clan attempts to take away her magic for selling forbidden arts. However, the tables turn quickly as Agatha begins to absorb the energy of her clan, killing them all, before going about her business.
Backstory is still enjoyed in the MCU, but this flashback only provides minimal information. How long have magical powers been around in the MCU? If witches can be born without realizing it, does that also set the stage for mutants? Was Agatha’s mother another scarlet level witch since she had a colorful magical tiara like Wanda’s? With the power of Dr. Strange also being based on magic, fans could finally get their answers in March 2022.
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