Real Name: Wanda Maximoff
Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Bova, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), X-Men (Beast, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Wolverine/Logan);
formerly High Evolutionary, Knights of Wundagore
Enemies: High Evolutionary, Knights of Wundagore (Sir Chita, Sir Karabu, Sir Lepard, Sir Liyan, Sir Ossilot, Sir Rhyneaux, Sir Woolf);
formerly Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr)
Known Relatives: Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto, father), Magda (mother), Django Maximoff (foster father), Marya Maximoff (foster mother), Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver, sister), Lorna Dane (Polaris, half-sister)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly an unrevealed town near Wundagore
First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (November 20, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: The Scarlet Witch is a mutant with the ability to manipulate probability allowing herself to be "lucky" while bestowing bad luck to others. The Scarlet Witch was seen rendering Magneto powerless and levitated him through hexing a rope. The High Evolutionary used Wanda's mastery over probability to increase his chances of creating life 1000 fold.
Height: 5'7" (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
Weight: 132 lbs. (presumably same as her 616 counterpart)
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (fb) - BTS) - The young Magda Lehnsherr found herself pregnant of twins. She, however, feared her husband, the mutant known as Magneto, who'd just destroyed a village. Magda fled in terror and made her way to the High Evolutionary's Citadel of Science in Wundagore, where she met the bovine mutate Bova, a midwife.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (fb) - BTS) - Bova and the New Men cared for Magda until she gave birth to two healthy children, Pietro and Wanda. Still fearing for her live, Magda fled, leaving the children in Bova's care. The New Men were able to locate Magda, she, however died soon.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (fb) ) - Determined to give the twins a good life, Bova gave them to Django and Marya Maximoff under instructions to raise them as their own children.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" - BTS) - Wanda grew up to become the mutant adventurer known as the Scarlet Witch.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man") - When Jean Grey used Cerebro to search for the missing Charles Xavier she telepathically reached several mutants, amongst them were the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver, Cannonball, Domino, Nightcrawler, Archangel and Psylocke.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (fb) - BTS) - Pietro and Wanda learned their father's health was deteriorating and he was admitted to a hospital.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties") - Wanda used X-Factor's override frequencies to get ahold of her brother Pietro as she had received another call from the hospital saying Django's health was getting worse. Determined to see their father, Pietro used X-Factor's Hummingbird craft to get Wanda and made their way over to Django Maximoff.
Pietro and Wanda were in for a shock as their father revealed that although he and Marya had raised them as their children they were in fact not their biological children. Django told the twins of Bova, revealing she could be located in Wundagore.
Determined to learn of their true heritage, Pietro and Wanda made their way to Wundagore Mountain where they met the High Evolutionary. The enigmatic High Evolutionary allowed the twins to enter his Citadel of Science and see Bova lest they had their DNA tested to proof they were the real Maximoff twins, the twins, however, were unaware their DNA would be used in the High Evolutionary's experiments. Proven they were the real twins, Pietro and Wanda visited Bova who revealed their history. Bova "revealed" Magneto had been hunting their mother, leading to her death, Bova, however, didn't reveal he was their real father. Angered by Bova's story, Pietro and Wanda wished to exact their revenge on Magneto.
Seeing an opportunity to get Magneto for his experiments, the High Evolutionary sent his Knights of Wundagore to accompany Pietro and Wanda to Magda's grave on Wundagore Mountain where Magneto visited her grave every year. Pietro, Wanda and the Knights of Wundagore attacked and defeated Magneto. But when Magneto was in chains the Knights of Wundagore turned on the twins, capturing them as well. However, just then Wolverine appeared, sent by Professor X to keep an eye on Magneto but was also captured by the Knights.
Now imprisoned by the High Evolutionary, he elaborated on his masterplan; combining Wanda's power of probability and Pietro's power of speed with Magneto's DNA to create a new powerful race of animal mutates to inhabit the planet. The High Evolutionary continued, revealing Magneto was in fact their father, shocking all present including Magneto who was unaware Magda had been present when she left. Wolverine was then subjected to the new formula, transforming him into a raging beast. However, just then Professor X and Beast of the X-Men arrived, a distraction which allowed Magneto to free himself and the twins. Determined to stop the High Evolutionary, the twins joined forces with Magneto.
Pietro, Wanda, Magneto and the X-Men fought the Knights of Wundagore but were unable to stop the High Evolutionary's Citadel of Science from taking off as the large structure disappeared into the sky. With the High Evolutionary gone, Wolverine and their surroundings returned to normal again. With the threat at hand dealt with, Magneto asked his children if they could build a relationship in time. Pietro, however, was quick to remind their father of what happened to their mother after which the twins took off. Professor X then told Magneto that with time their wounds could heal.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby;
adapted by Lein Wein and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
The Scarlet Witch was voiced by Susan Roman.
When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. All Earth-92131 profiles on the Marvel Appendix reflected that information, however, this has since been debunked with the news that the original X-Men: The Animated Series will receive a brand new season to pick up where the original series ended. As such the reality seen in two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015-2017) now have their own reality-designation. The X-Men '92: House of XCII 2022 series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. Nearly thirty years after X-Men: The Animated Series first debuted the new season will appear on Disney+ in fall 2023.
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X-Men The Art and Making of The Animated Series book, p122 (main image, digitally colored by MarvellousLuke)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (infant)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (visiting Django)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (captured by the Knights of Wundagore)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (November 20, 1993) - Lein Wein (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tom Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color background), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michael Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboard directors), Alan Gibson, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Family Ties" (May 4, 1996) - Marley Clark (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russell Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schultz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard), Pat Agnasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio)
First Posted: 01/12/2021
Last Updated: 03/11/2023
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