Maximoff as Scarlet Witch in WandaVision's "The Series Finale".

Maximoff in civvies in Civil War.

Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch,[1] is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She is played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Maximoff was born a witch in Sokovia,[1] who's powers were amplified by the Mind Stone after she was recruited by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who kept her and her fraternal twin brother, Pietro, locked up, until the Avengers stormed his base, inadvertently setting them free. They were then mislead by Ultron into taking down the Avengers with him, but Wanda read his mind (when he was downloading himself to a new body with the Mind Stone attached) and discovered that he planned to eradicate humanity.

The twins turned against him and joined the battle with the Avengers at Sokovia, where Ultron planned to use a vibranium machine to cause global extinction. In the battle, Pietro died. In the aftermath, Maximoff was officially recruited into the Avengers.

When the Sokovia Accords were enacted, she joined Steve Rogers (Captain America)'s opposing side, eventually getting sent to the Raft, before secretly being freed by Rogers, himself.[2]

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Total appearances: 14.



  • Since 2015, the end credits and comics referred to Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch, although she wasn't formally given this alias until 2021 in "Previously On", an episode of the limited series WandaVision.


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