The latest episode of WandaVision answered the biggest question MCU Phase IV had started with – who runs the ever-expanding pseudo-reality in small town of Westview? There have been other major revelations as well, such as how the fake Pietro ended up in Westview, but the question remains who he really is.
Ever since the X-Men version of Quicksilver aka Peter Maximoff landed on Wanda’s doorstep in Westview, there have been plenty of theories around the internet trying to answer all of the reasons and answers his presence sparked. But the latest episode of WandaVision, “Breaking the Fourth Wall”, not only solved the mystery of who brought this version of Pietro to Westview, but also spread key theories that he is the real villain in disguise, the one in the Arrived city is the city to spy on Wanda.
Since Wanda had been the lead contestant for creating the sitcom world in Westview, it seemed fair to claim that her grief over losing her brother led her to pluck his other version from the X-Men universe Unlike Vision’s body, she had no access to Pietro’s body to bring him back to life. But given her palpable confusion to spot him at her door, we were sure it wasn’t Wanda’s business, and Episode 7 confirms the same thing.
Agnes aka Agatha Harkness brought him to Westview
It has now been revealed that Wanda isn’t the “only magical girl” in town as Agnes really is the mighty witch Agatha Harkness, which fans had predicted long before the series was released on Disney +. She was the one who brought this fake Pietro into Wanda’s dream life and is the “she” norm that was mentioned in his head that suppressed his true identity. Somehow she uses Wanda and her powers to keep things going in Westview and controls everything too.
Agatha tried to weaken Wanda
It seems that Agatha’s main job was to get Wanda’s twins to touch and therefore she planned to get Wanda to use a large part of her powers to weaken them. First, she killed Sparky, the twins’ dog, in hopes that Wanda would give in to her children’s sadness and bring the dog to life, something she would have needed to overexert herself.
When that failed, she lured Vision to the limits of the energy field covering Westview, pretending that she was under Wanda’s control and could not leave Westview. This caused Vision to step out of the barrier to know what was outside and then almost die, which apparently means he won’t stay alive without the hex. This made Wanda push the limits of her powers as she expanded the limits of her false reality to include not just vision but almost the entire SWORD base with their agents.
Episode 7 begins with the side effects of Wanda using so much strength – she’s sluggish and things around her may not be as appropriate for decades as they used to be. You zap back and forth in time and constantly change models. Then it is easy for Agatha to outsmart Wanda in her currently weakened and confused state, in which she manages to kidnap her children from under the nose and finally confront them with the truth.
But the identity of the fake Pietro is still a question
He could be Peter Maximoff, the quicksilver in the X-Men universe that Agatha brought with her to distract Wanda and dispel her guilt for creating the sitcom reality, in case she should worry. She overwritten his memories just like the citizens and gave him another person, but could only share the details about Pietro that she knew. Apparently the fight in Sokovia is public knowledge and everyone knows that Pietro was shot down on the street while saving Hawkeye. This would explain why he only accurately remembers his death while all of his other memories are different from how Wanda remembers it. Does this mean we can still expect Professor Charles Xavier to come by every day to save him?
Or maybe, just like the description that Agnes is just Wanda’s “nosy neighbor” now means squats, the audio description in episode 5, which states it is the X-Men version of Quicksilver, should only make us believe that the multiverse is so has been triggered. It could be that this “Pietro” is just someone Agatha (and Marvel Studios) created to play with Wanda’s (and our) mind.
The bigger question, however, is whether he’s still under Agatha’s control because after being absent from the last episode, the mid-credit scene shows him catching Monica sniffing Agatha’s house. If he’s Agatha’s creation, or still under her control, that’s not a good sign for Monica. Although she has now embraced her comic roots, she has yet to realize the extent of her powers. So, unless she accidentally hits him with one of her bursts of energy, she is definitely in a pickle. But if it is indeed Peter, maybe Vision can wake him up like Darcy.
Check out the latest episode of WandaVision currently streamed on the official Disney + app.
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