How Reed Richards Easily Tricked Wanda and The Audience (838’s Illuminati Will Be Back)

We think that Reed Richards easily tricked Wanda and the audience in Multiverse of Madness. Let me explain how this new theory predicts the return of The Illuminati. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was crushed under the weight of its own hype with the release of Multiverse of Madness. A lot of people thought that the movie would be about the disintegration of the multiverse. But what we actually got was a movie about how sad Scarlet Witch was. Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what Raimi did with Wanda. Making her into a big scary villain really brings out the best in the character. Also, Elisabeth Olsen’s performance in the movie was absolutely fantastic.

Reed Richards easily tricked Wanda

But the thing is, in a comic universe you cannot just have arbitrary power levels. It is a universe with established power scaling and over 70 years of comic history and yet The Illuminati ( a collection of Earth-838’s mightiest heroes in the universe) died like insects.  This scene has not gone down well with most of the fans and is the reason for a lot of criticism that the movie has received ever since its release. But what if I told you that this was The Illuminati’s plan all along. What if I told you that Reed Richards from The Illuminati is, in fact, the smartest man alive and he pulled a fast one on both Wanda and Strange. The Illuminati killed Thanos on Titan, their might is no joking matter, yet Wanda overcame it so easily, unless, she could not.


Reed Richards Easily Tricked Wanda

We think that Wanda did not win because of her powers but in fact, she was allowed to win by The Illuminati. Lest we forget, The Illuminati is made up of some of the strongest and most intelligent characters in the Marvel Multiverse. Their combined intellect could put the entire world to shame. Regardless, they did end up dying at the hands of the Scarlet Witch. But it is possible that this was all part of Reed’s plans. You see, there is still one Illuminati member who is alive and has the power to reverse the deaths of all the other members.


I am talking about Karl Mordo. The Sorcerer Supreme of Earth-838 is a powerful magician and the keeper of this universe’s version of the time stone. He still has the power to use this infinity stone to reverse the death of all of The Illuminati’s members in order to ensure their survival. We think that is exactly what will happen. It is possible that upon the arrival of MCU’s Strange to this universe, Reed might have asked Mordo to look into the future and determine their best course of action.


This would have enabled them to discover that Wanda was about to go on a rampage and to win, they only needed to slow down Wanda. After all, Reed knows that killing this Wanda would only orphan her children in Earth-838 and not actually stop or harm the Scarlet Witch. So instead of taking an innocent life, The Illuminati sacrificed themselves to give Strange time to escape. This was all done so that Mordo could revive them later using the time stone if they were killed in the altercation with Wanda.


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The theory comes us courtesy of The Cosmic Wonder on Youtube and we think it might have some legitimacy to it. After all, Reed Richards is introduced as “the smartest man alive”. There is no way that his plan merely involved binding Wanda in his arms and hoping for the best. Wanda went through quite an ordeal in this movie. Her carnage was earth-shattering, quite literally. The powers of the Scarlet Witch are abundant and there are not many superheroes who can oppose her when she gets mad.


We think that bringing back The Illuminati might be MCU’s best bet, especially considering the fact that they would want to introduce all these characters in the MCU anyway. It is possible that there are elements to Reed’s plan that we are completely missing at the moment. We cannot wait to find out what is in store for us.

Let us know what you think down in the comments and keep watching this space for everything Marvel, DC, and Hollywood. Excelsior!!!


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