Doctor Strange 2 Theory: The Darkhold Turns Scarlet Witch Into the Villain
WandaVision brought Wanda, Vision, and the twins – Billy and Tommy all together on the same screen. It is not like your everyday sitcom. Rather, it’s an amalgamation of all your favorite sitcoms. Wanda first appeared in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. This happened in 2015, so exactly 6 years after her debut she was finally referred to as the Scarlet Witch. But this wasn’t done as easily as one thinks. No, it was not possible with bringing our favorite singing villain, Agatha Harkness! The show revolved around Wanda’s sea of grief, and Agnes revealing her true power, the Chaos Magic.
After revealing Agnes’s true identity, we were introduced to Runes and the book of the damned, the Darkhold. Agatha is one of those witches that can feed off of other witches’ powers. In an epic finale battle of Agatha and Wanda, we all got to see how Wanda was quickly deprived of her powers after Agatha fed off of it. But, our Avenger was planning the same plot that Agatha used, i.e., Runes. At the end of the battle, Wanda finally turned into the Scarlet Witch. Cut to the second post-credit scene, Wanda was seen doing something really unusual. She was in the hills and reading the Darkhold in the astral plane.
The Darkhold is a book of dark magic that is known to be written by an Elderly God called Chthon. This is something that is straight from the comics. Let me explain to you the relation between Scarlet Witch and Chthon. in the comics, the Elderly God was was imprisoned on the Wundagore mountain. It was the same place where Wanda was born. He infused her with the powers of the Scarlet Witch. Modred the Mystic kidnapped Scarlet Witch years later. He brought her to the Wundagore mountain.
Modred used the Darkhold’s power to allow Chthon to possess Scarlet Witch’s body. with some of his powers. His plan was to inhibit Scarlet’s body. But eventually, the plan did not work out. But now with Darhkhold in the MCU, we can stop thinking of we will get to see Chthon also or not. Dakrhold suggests that whoever reads the book will get under its spell. According to Agatha, there is an entire chapter on the Scarlet Witch in the Darkhold, an ancient book of dark magic. “The Scarlet Witch is not born, she is forged,” Agatha recited from the book. “She has no coven, no need for incantation.”
The Darkhold has an evil, corrupting influence on everyone who reads it or is the possessor of it Even Doctor Strange, the Supreme Sorcerer is reluctant to use any of its spells because of the impact they would have on his very soul, and the fabric of reality. The only thing that matters now whether the MCU’s Darkhold is the same as the comics. If it is, then Wanda is in serious trouble. If she has learned the entire book, then she is the Scarlet Witch now, not Wanda Maximoff. The Darkhold comes with a dangerous aspect. The more her powers expand, the more she comes under Chthon’s control. This would be a serious problem for Doctor Strange if Chthon turns Wanda into the villain of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
I believe that Doctor Strange is going to face the biggest enemy he could. That is, Chthon. Wanda is officially the Scarlet Witch, and possibly under the power of Chthon. Her humanity is bound to weaken and the decisions she might make can definitely eliminate the ‘Wanda’ element entirely. According to Agatha Harkness, Wanda is destined to destroy the world – presumably meaning her magic has the potential to fulfill Chthon’s ultimate objective. The final goal is to tear down the dimensional wall and allow the Elder God to come to Earth, a world he once ruled. Doctor Strange is in for a ride, and the fans are definitely not ready for what’s about to come.
Written by Jac Schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. All episodes are now available on Disney+.
Source: Screen Rant