Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen
Played by: Elizabeth Olsen
Name: Wanda Maximoff
Codename: Scarlet Witch
Alias: Wanda
Race: Mutant
Team: Brotherhood of Mutants
Occupation: their job
Additional Info: NA

Wanda Maximoff is the daughter of Magneto and a gypsy woman named Magda, as well as the twin sister of Pietro. Though she is adamant that she was born first (albeit barely). Her mother fled Magneto when she saw his powers in use, and was wandering through the wilderness when she stumbled upon Mount Wundagore. Collapsing in shock at the sight of the High Evolutionary's ani-men knights, she was brought in to their infirmary and taken care of by Bova, one of the High Evolutionary's creations. Bova helped Magda through her childbirth, allowing the woman to hold her children. Then, afraid that Magneto would learn of the children, Magda left a note for Bova and wandered off into the mountains, disappearing from the Earth.

Feeling that raising the children in Wundagore would not be appropriate, Bova was relieved to find a couple seeking help with their own pregnancy. Robert and Madeline Frank, aka the Whizzer and Miss America, came for help, and Bova intended to give them the twins to raise. However, the couple's child was stillborn and Miss America died during the birth. Bova attempted to present Robert with the twins as his own children, but Frank fled Wundagore instead as he was mad with grief. He would believe that the twins were his own.

Bova then went to her master, the High Evolutionary. He chose a gypsy family nearby, Django and Marya Maximoff, to adopt the children. Having lost their own children years before, they accepted the offer, raising and caring for the children as if they were their own. However, as adolescents, Wanda and Pietro's mutant powers were kicking in. And when Django began to steal food from nearby villages to feed his family, the enraged villagers attacked the gypsy camp. Using his unearthly speed, Pietro fled the camp with his sister, the trauma so great that the pair never thought back about those times. Instead, they wandered through Central Europe, living off the land or having Wanda pose as a 'fortune teller' of sorts to earn some coin.

One day, Wanda accidentally caused a house to catch fire with her mutant powers. The villagers, fearing that she was a witch, chased after her, intending to burn her at the stake to free her soul from the Devil. Even with Pietro's help, they were overpowered and about to die when the villagers were scattered. Floating in the air was Magneto, Master of Magnetism, who saved the pair and offered them a position in the Brotherhood of Mutants. Accepting out of a sense of obligation to their rescuer, Wanda in particular started to grow a bit resentful of what they were doing. Sure, some humans were particularly vile, but others were not horrible, and they had some merit.

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