Elizabeth Olsen has not actually been dubbed the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, WandaVision made a point in an earlier episode to say that Wanda Maximoff did not have any kind of code name or special designation. Fans obviously have referred to her as the Scarlet Witch since that is her character from the comics, but we have not actually heard that name at all in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That has all changed with the newest episode of WandaVision, and it turns out that name has some seriously huge implications attached to it.
In the latest episode of WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen gets to take a trip through Wanda’s memories as Agatha Harkness tries to figure out exactly what the source of Wanda’s powers are. As we are led through her memories, we get to a point where we see Wanda’s first interaction with the Mind Stone during her time being experimented on. As she approaches it, it flies towards her, explodes, and shows her a vision of a silhoutted woman that looks to be wearing the familiar comic book costume of the Scarlet Witch.
What also adds some intrigue to this is a scene that has nothing to do with Elizabeth Olsen. The opening scene of this WandaVision episodes shows us Agatha being brought in front of her witches’ coven (including her mother) and they are planning to kill her for her use of evil magic. However, Agatha is able to overpower them and absorb their life essences. But, before she does, we actually see her mother take on a spectral crown that does echo the same style that we see in Wanda’s vision and the comic book costume of the Scarlet Witch.
It looks like this crown imagery is an important one to the witches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They seem to signify higher power witches in the hierarchy of magic users. And we know there is some kind of designation when Agatha reveals to Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda that she is someone known as the Scarlet Witch. Agatha calls her that and says that Wanda’s powers are Chaos Magic, one of the most powerful and dangerous forms of magic known. It is because of Chaos Magic that Wanda has been able to do everything she has done up to this point.
WandaVision has revealed the source of Wanda’s powers and has now officially dubbed Wanda Maximoff the Scarlet Witch. It seems that this is a mythical figure within the magic community and one who has the power to reshape the fabric of reality itself. With Wanda now learning the true nature of her power and just what its extent could be, just how strongly will she embrace the role of the Scarlet Witch?
The end of WandaVision is upon us and the future for Elizabeth Olsen is looking pretty dire. It seems like she is even going to have to face her own true love in the finale and watch him die for a third time. And if that happens, you can bet we will see the full power of the Scarlet Witch on display.