Top 10 Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch MCU Moments



Top 10 Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch MCU Moments

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton
Avenger, mother, witch, Wanda Maximoff is all of the above. For this list, we'll be looking at the best and most impactful scenes, stories and sequences that feature the enchanting Sokovian Avenger. Our countdown includes joining the Avengers, ending Vision's existence, letting her children go, and more!

Top 10 Wanda Maximoff Scarlet Witch MCU Moments

Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch MCU Moments.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the best and most impactful scenes, stories and sequences that feature the enchanting Sokovian Avenger. If you haven’t seen every MCU film and show up to “Multiverse of Madness”, beware of major spoilers ahead.

What’s your favorite Wanda Maximoff moment of all time? Let us know in the comments below.

#10: Joining the Avengers
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)

When Wanda was first fully introduced into the MCU, she sided with the robot Ultron to get revenge against Tony Stark. But after discovering the robot had dangerous goals for the world, she allied with the Avengers. Wanda initially gets overwhelmed when they all fight a legion of Ultron drones. Fortunately, a timely pep talk from Hawkeye helps her deal with her fear. The moment Wanda charges out into battle against the robots is absolutely epic. She instantly shows that she has more than enough power to earn membership on the elite team. Thanks to Wanda’s work, the team was able to end the age of Ultron.

#9: Battling the Black Order
“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

After two of Thanos’ Black Order warriors try to take Vision’s stone in a sneak attack, Wanda has to do everything she can to protect her injured partner. Although she’s at a serious disadvantage, she incredibly manages to hold her own against both warriors until backup arrives. Wanda makes sure her second matchup against a Black Order member has an even better ending. Initially, Proxima Midnight takes the Avenger out of the fight with a sucker punch. But after the heroine’s allies fight the villain, Wanda comes in with the last blow. The Avenger showed that the Black Order couldn’t even beat her when they were fighting dirty.

#8: Creating the Westview Hex
“WandaVision” (2021)

The mystery of how and why Wanda ended up living life while mimicking sitcoms in the town of Westview kept viewers on their toes week after week. But no one was prepared for the moment the truth was finally revealed. After Wanda lost her partner Vision, she journeys to the home in the town of Westview that they intended to grow old in. When her understandable grief overwhelms her, power explodes out of her body and traps the neighborhood inside of a hex. Elizaabeth’s Olsen’s tremendous performance helped us feel every moment of Wanda’s grief and pain. Although it was clear that maintaining the hex was dangerous and wrong, this emotional scene made audiences understand why she had trouble letting Westview go.

#7: Scaring Thanos
“Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

There’s a laundry list of reasons why the enchanting Avenger wanted to tear the mad titan to pieces before he snapped her away. So, when she returns and sees a Thanos that technically hasn’t met her yet, the Avenger doesn’t hesitate to hurt him. Seeing Wanda unleash her considerable might against the mad titan was incredibly satisfying. Thanos became so scared of the heroine that he fired on himself and his own troops just to get her to stop attacking. Unfortunately, his cheap move stopped Wanda from ending the final battle early. But she can take comfort that there are other MCU characters that knew she could’ve decimated the mad titan by herself.

#6: Saying Goodbye to Her Children
“WandaVision” (2021)

While Wanda was in the hex, she became a mother to Billy and Tommy. She cared deeply for the boys as they learned life lessons and started using their powers. Although they seemed no different than any other super kids, they could only exist when Wanda’s Hex was up. So, when she decided to return Westview back to normal, she knew her time with them would come to an end. It’s impossible not to tear up as Wanda says her final goodbyes to Tommy and Billy. While the boys don’t know what’s about to happen, the audience and their mother feel the weight of this immense tragedy. Their last moments together made for one of the most heartbreaking scenes ever seen in a superhero show.

#5: Slaying Illuminati Heroes
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (2022)

Thanks to the evil darkhold book, the Scarlet Witch discovers she can spend time with another version of her children. She decides that she’ll cross dimensions and sacrifice the life of America Chavez to have a family again. When five heroes from an alternate universe alliance called the Illuminati try to stop her, she shows them no mercy. In a jaw dropping sequence, she defeats a man who can destroy people with his voice and unravels Mr. Fantastic. Scarlet Witch then proceeds to silence an alternate Captain Marvel and slay Captain Carter with a shield. When Professor X tries to play mind games, he quickly falls too. Wanda’s terrifying actions and brutal display of powers made for an absurdly dark sequence we’ll never forget.

#4: Ending Vision’s Existence
“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

Vision knew that he couldn’t live without the mind stone in his head unless it was very carefully removed. Unfortunately, his potentially life-changing operation was interrupted. When Thanos comes for the mind stone so that he can erase half of all life, Vision asks Wanda to do the unthinkable. She can barely hold herself together as she uses her power to shatter the mind stone. Although Thanos tries to attack her while completing the heartbreaking task, Wanda manages to hold the mad titan back while destroying the mind stone. The amount of physical and emotional strength it took for her to end Vision is impossible to measure. While Wanda failed to stop Thanos here, she successfully gave us one of her most iconic scenes.

#3: Letting Her Children Go
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (2022)

After committing a number of unspeakable and evil acts while under the darkhold’s influence, the Scarlet Witch physically reaches another version of her children in an alternate universe. But the boys reject and fear her because she hurt their mother. As Scarlet Witch starts to comprehend what she’s done, the innocent Wanda reassures her troubled counterpart the children will be loved. These words are powerful enough to both move the audience and bring an end to a multiversal rampage. After letting her children go, Scarlet Witch seemingly gives up her life to destroy every darkhold in the multiverse. If this was truly the Avenger’s final act in the MCU, then her story came to a haunting and extraordinary end.

#2: Wanda’s Romance With Vision
“The Marvel Cinematic Universe” (2008-)

Wanda shared a few of the happiest moments in her life with her partner and eventual husband Vision. Since their relationship was carefully and slowly built up over the years, the audience grew to love their complex and unconventional romance. Their chemistry was apparent whether they were cooking a meal, fighting on a battlefield or performing in a talent show. And every single Marvel fan remembers exactly where they were when Vision and Wanda talked about grief. If you would’ve told us ten years ago that we would get so invested in an android and witch's love story, we wouldn’t have believed you. But now we try to hold back tears every time we think about their bright and ultimately tragic relationship.

Before we conjure up our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Playing Mind Games with the Avengers, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Were In Serious Trouble When She Got Into Their Heads

Escaping the Avengers Compound, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
Even the Powerful Vision Couldn’t Stop her From Leaving

Forcing Monica Out of the Westview Hex, “WandaVision” (2021)
It Was The Moment the Audience Knew Wanda Would Go to Extremes For Westview

Pinning Iron Man Down, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
He Really Shouldn’t Have Tried to Contain A Witch

Breaking Ultron’s Main Body, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
This Bittersweet Moment Helped Wanda Get Justice for Her Brother’s Untimely End

#1: Embracing the Scarlet Witch Name
“WandaVision” (2021)

A magic user named Agatha knew that Wanda could threaten humanity if the Avenger ever embraced her true power. So, the antagonist tried to drain the heroine’s energy during a tense battle. Just when it seemed like Agatha would succeed, Wanda used one of her enemy’s old tricks to turn the tide. The victorious heroine ends the fight by embracing all of her abilities and becoming the Scarlet Witch. Watching Wanda take charge while changing into an incredibly cool costume made for a triumphant scene. Although the Avenger knew that a dark path might lie ahead of her, this was the moment where the Scarlet Witch decided to take control of her own destiny.