Scarlet Witch Masterpost | part 1 of 4
Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, has been hunted, feared, revered and maligned. As a mutant, she has faced persecution and fear. As daughter of Magneto, even her own allies treated her with trepidation. She has lost her husband more than once, watched her children die and been manipulated by her family to use her terrifying powers to terrifying ends.
Despite all this, Wanda is a woman that, after much struggle, owns her actions and accepts the terrible consequence of her powers. A powerful mutant and a stronger woman, the Scarlet Witch strives towards benefitting man and mutantkind alike, as well as finding an identity for herself after so many years of being pulled in opposite directions.
- Secret Identity: Wanda Maximoff (publicly known)
- Species: Human, Mutant
- First Appearance: X-Men #4
- Past Team Affiliation: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Avengers, Avengers West Coast, Secret Defenders, Lady Liberators, Brides of Set, Force Works
- Powers: The ability to utilize mystic energy to create “hex spheres,” minor alterations in probability and disruption of reality. They manifest in a number of ways. Her powers were later augmented, granting her the ability to create enormous changes in reality–such as the near-genocide of mutantkind in House of M. She also has some training in the mystic arts.