Why Is Wanda Evil In Multiverse? Darkhold Corrupts Wanda’s Soul In Multiverse!


After Elizabeth Olsen’s Emmy-nominated performance in Marvel’s limited series WandaVision (2021), one would expect nothing less than a marvelous performance from her. And boy, did she disappoint us in the Multiverse Of Madness. Olsen’s return as the satanic witch was nothing less than a dream. But it’s still making us think, why is Wanda evil in Multiverse? What happened to Wanda, whose heart was always full of love? 

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness (2022) brings us one step closer to where Wanda left off in Disney+ and Marvel’s limited series WandaVision. After she destroys the hex in WandaVision, she is seen possessed by the dark powers of Darkhold in Doctor Strange 2. Part of Wanda’s evil nature results from her corrupted soul, and the other can be the loss of her sons. 

Let’s take things up a notch and explore Wanda’s dark soul in a greater depth and see how it brings madness to the Multiverse Of Madness

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Why Is Wanda Evil In Multiverse? Darkhold Corrupts Wanda’s Soul In Multiverse!

Coming into the theatres from the evil genius Sam Raimi himself, Multiverse Of Madness had us Marvel fans bewitched. But that wasn’t because of Benedict Cumberbatch’s return as Doctor Strange. The only reason we fans couldn’t take our eyes off the screens was Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. She truly had us hooked on every second of this movie because of her madness. 

Additional Details Of The Movie – 

Release DateMay 6, 2022
Genre Action, Adventure 
Run Time 2h 6m 
Star Cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong  
Directed By Sam Raimi 
IMDb Ratings 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating 74%

Wanda’s Grief Turns Her Into Scarlet Witch In The Multiverse Of Madness! 

Why Is Wanda Evil In Multiverse? Darkhold Corrupts Wanda’s Soul In Multiverse!

Ever since Elizabeth Olsen’s debut in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015), fans have been waiting for the day when she takes off the mask of innocence and turns into the satanic witch. Wanda’s transformation into Scarlet Witch was anticipated at the end of WandaVision, but sadly that didn’t happen. However, after a long wait now, fans could finally see Scarlet Witch come out in her full glory in the Multiverse Of Madness. So, did Scarlet Witch match up to the Marvel fans’ expectations? What’s the final verdict on her evil nature? 

For years now, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff was kept on the sidelines, but with Marvel Phase Four, things have finally started to move at a quick pace. Wanda Maximoff was seen as a naive teenager in Age Of Ultron who didn’t know how to control her powers. After her powers were used for wrong in the Sakovian war, she was taken under the Avengers’ wing, molded into something she wasn’t. 

It wasn’t until WandaVision revealed her backstory that fans realized how lonely she truly was. All Wanda ever yearned was to be a daughter and a sister, but how does that happen when your family is killed and taken from you? Every time Wanda tried having a family, her attempts went in vain, and she kept losing a part of her. During the events of WandaVision, it was also revealed Wanda’s powers (given to her by Mind Stone) amplified the chaos magic present inside her. 

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Why Is Wanda Evil In Multiverse? Darkhold Corrupts Wanda’s Soul In Multiverse!

WandaVision’s evil mastermind Agatha Harkness played a big role in bringing out the chaos magic present inside Wanda. Agatha is the first person in MCU who identified Wanda as Scarlet Witch and pushed her to her limits. Though Wanda does not seem to be much happy about the revelation at the beginning, she claims what’s truly hers by the end. 

So far, Wanda’s journey in the MCU has been full of grief. First, it was because she lost her family. After that, she was denied the happiness that Vision envisioned for them. She created a magical hex, Westview, where she lives happily with her twins Billy and Tommy and Vision to overcome her grief. But the magic soon fades, and reality comes crawling to her. By the end of WandaVision, our protagonist dissolves the hex she created, which takes her family away. 

In Multiverse Of Madness, Wanda’s grief is amplified, which has made her study Darkhold to get back to her sons via the Multiverse. Wanda loves her sons immensely, so she lets Darkhold take over her when she hears their cries. Wanda has completely embraced Darkhold in the Multiverse Of Madness which makes her the villain. It’s not Wanda who goes after America Chavez in the Multiverse Of Madness, it’s the satanic Scarlet Witch. Throughout the movie’s entirety, Wanda remains the Scarlet Witch, and it only ends with her end. 

Final Words 

If you haven’t seen Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, take some time and watch the movie. Trust me. You won’t regret it. But if you don’t have the time, you can keep looking out at this space as we will cover every small detail!

Antra Koul
Antra Koul
For me, writing is something that helps me escape from reality for a while. Even though I am an Engineer, I find my comfort from chaos while I write. I love telling people about my stories, stories that play in my mind only. When I am writing, there is no limit to how far I can go swimming in this deep ocean of words. Reading and writing are the two things that help in organizing my messed up thoughts in a formative way. Come along on this journey with me as I write and you read the stories that I have to tell!


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