Nothing seems to be true in WandaVision. Vision was clearly killed in Avengers: Infinity War by Thanos when he procured the Mind Stone. Vision did not resurrect in Avengers: Endgame after Hulk’s snap, and it was confirmed that it is settled – Vision is gone. But now in WandaVision, he is back. So yes, Wanda is clearly messing with the realities, but still, the mechanics of how it actually works is still unclear. However, he may not be the only Marvel character that Scarlet Witch brings back, even if he is the only one she does so intentionally. This goes out to say that the true villain of WandaVision is still under the wraps, and it is clear that WandaVision can lead to greater villains of the MCU.
Television shows allow for more time to explore the motivations and characterizations behind these roles. Instead of trying to cram everything into a two-hour runtime, shows like Daredevil gave us over six times the length to add depth to characters like Wilson Fisk or Elektra. Instead of focusing mainly on heroes and an ensemble cast, television shows have time to spread the wealth around, even to the bad guys.
Look at the Netflix series we received years ago from Marvel Television — the DefendersVerse if you will. With 13-episode seasons across the board, those properties have given us characters like Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), Kilgrave (David Tennant), Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), and Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) to name a few. There is no need for us to emphasize the role of Ultron in Scarlet Witch’s past if you remember seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ultron is also responsible for Scarlet’s one of the deepest losses – her brother. WandaVision has already started to show the cracks appearing, with things glitching and going wrong in this new reality, showing moments outside of Wanda’s control. Most of these appear to be linked to Scarlet Witch’s trauma, with the biggest clue being the fake commercials that play in WandaVision.
It was also believed that Wanda was the true villain of this entire shenanigans. But as of recent episodes, we see her losing control of her reality and this theory eventually just fades away. Another layman theory is that Mephisto is going to be the main villain of Loki. But we cannot afford to ignore Mephisto’s connection with Wanda and Vision in the comics. Speaking of this, a fair clue of Mephisto’s connection with Wanda and Vision might be given in WandaVision’s second episode.
In the comics, Billy and Tommy, Wanda and Vision’s children, are originally created from aspects of Mephisto’s soul. But being the aspect, they disappear when the devil’s soul is completed and this drives Wanda off the handle, and she explodes with grief, which leads to the events of the iconic House of M story. The comic then sees Wanda using her powers, yet again, to alter reality and create a world for herself where she is with her children, again. WandaVision isn’t strictly based on any particular Marvel comic, but it’s clear the Disney+ show is pulling some ideas from House of M for its MCU version of Vision and Wanda’s story. Billy and Tommy, for instance, will appear in future episodes, and the sitcom-based world the show takes place in is obviously an alternate reality to that of the usual MCU.
If it’s Mephisto, then his influence over Wanda could be his introduction to the MCU ahead of his role in Loki and possibly even Doctor Strange 2. In fact, Mephisto could wind up being the main villain for all of Phase 4 and is perhaps right now merely using lieutenants like Agnes to enact his evil. Loki could then see the God of Mischief helping the Time Variance Authority to investigate these strange occurrences, and come Doctor Strange 2, the Sorcerer Supreme gets involved because Mephisto’s meddling is now having ramifications for the whole multiverse.
Doctor Doom can also be introduced in WandaVision considering their romantic relationship in the comics. Given the vast array of power available to Doctor Doom, there are many ways he can be brought into the story of WandaVision. While it has been suggested the Doctor Strange might be the teased surprise cameo who breaks Wanda out of her fantasy world, Doom would also have the power to do this. It’s also possible, given Wanda’s status as a terrorist in the eyes of SWORD and Doom’s general attitude towards the American government, that he might seek her out as a ruler protecting someone he sees as one of his subjects or as a possible recruit for the MCU’s Masters of Evil. With Doctor Doom, many things are likely and nearly anything is possible.
Which other villain do you think can lead straight into WandaVision?