10 Characters Ranked By Their Ability To Fight The Scarlet Witch
Warning: This list contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness saw Wanda Maximoff transform into the destructive Scarlet Witch and become a formidable antagonist in the film. With her immense power, her studied knowledge of sorcery and chaos magic, as well as her unfortunate corruption by the Darkhold, Wanda was a force to be reckoned with.
While many MCU characters, both old favorites and new introductions, fought valiantly against her in the film, no one came out unscathed, many not even alive. However, many of these heroes fared much better than others in their battles against the Scarlet Witch.
ten All Kamar-Taj
Clearly, things are serious when it takes the entirety of Kamar-Taj’s best wizards – plus a few more foreign imports – to stand against an immensely powerful woman. While this scene is a testament to Wanda’s power, it also proved wizards to be the weakest fighters against her.
All it took was for Wanda to infiltrate the mind of a weak link, and all of Kamar-Taj fell easily at her mercy. Many lives were lost, and each was a quick death, as Wanda almost effortlessly obliterated everyone on her way to America.
9 Mister Fantastic
While he could still show up elsewhere in the MCU, Reed Richards was definitely no match for Wanda in this version. Ironically, the only thing that prolonged her death was her ability to stretch her words, weakly trying to reason with Wanda’s parental side instead of fighting her.
Of course, he fails and is shredded almost instantly. Although he was not the first Illuminati member to be assassinated by Wanda, her powers seem to be most futile against the Scarlet Witch, posing no threat to her.
8 black bolt
Black Bolt showcased his powers in the flashback scene where he decimated Universe-838’s Dr. Strange with a mere whisper. With his deadly voice, the beloved comic book character could have easily destroyed Wanda, if only he had the chance to open his mouth.
Alas, he never gets the chance because Wanda skillfully erases her mouth. The result? Black Bolt’s muffled scream blew his brains out in one of the most shocking scenes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
7 Captain Marvel
The power of Captain Marvel’s abilities had already been established in End of Game when Carol nearly fought Thanos single-handedly. Maria’s Captain Marvel shows the same strength and determination, even when facing an opponent much stronger than Thanos.
Unfortunately, her powers aren’t enough against the Scarlet Witch, despite her tremendous efforts. What makes her defeat worse is the fact that she underestimated the “little witch” moments before being beaten by her.
6 Captain Carter
Peggy’s skill and courage as Captain Carter were highlighted in the What if…? series, and this is reflected again in this strange doctor after. Faring better than some of the other Illuminati members, Peggy fights off Wanda’s magic with her sheer will and overwhelming strength.
Of course, even the first Avenger of the 838-universe can’t get around Wanda’s wrath. Despite Peggy’s claims that she “could do this all day”, Wanda humiliates her by reminding her that when it comes to the Scarlet Witch, she can’t.
5 Professor X
While the last Illuminati member standing remains facing Wanda, Professor X puts up a notable fight against her, taking the battle to a mental playground rather than physically fighting her like the others. Sadly, his resulting murder is one of the worst things that ever happened to Charles Xavier.
Although he fails, he manages to block Wanda with these mind tricks, subsequently giving America and Christine enough time to escape – which is far more than the others were able to do. before their quick death.
As the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong possesses incredible skills, awesome power, and infinite wisdom when it comes to magic. Although Wanda doesn’t try to outwardly assassinate him, she tries to get rid of him and fails thanks to Wong’s durability and ingenuity.
He is also among the few characters who seem to have survived Wanda’s attack on Kamar-Taj. Although he may not be able to win against her, Wanda still recognizes her worth and abilities as a worthy opponent.
3 strange doctor
Stephen’s powers and skills are recognized within the MCU, and Strange’s magical ability gives him a high rank among the characters in the new film. However, even he falls victim to Wanda’s deceptive spell and later cannot contain her despite her best efforts to circumvent reality.
Yet he still continues to protect America while extending his powers beyond his comfort zone (i.e. reigning in the souls of the damned). While he wasn’t the one who stopped Wanda, he was definitely a catalyst in her downfall.
Wanda-838 couldn’t resist Wanda-616’s dream walk in her body, despite having the same abilities as her. This alternate version of Wanda appears to be unaware of the Darkhold – and thus also unaware of her true potential as a Scarlet Witch.
However, in a fight sequence, she would undoubtedly fare better against herself than many other characters, as evidenced by her impressive actions while being controlled. Plus, even without her powers, she helped remind the Scarlet Witch of the Wanda that she was before all of that.
1 America Chávez
America Chavez’s powers aren’t fully explored in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is unfortunate, considering America finally seizing her powers is what ultimately results in the demise of the Scarlet Witch.
Having the ability to travel between multiverses, as well as deliver a brutal right hook, gives America many advantages, such as being one of the few to land a blow on Wanda. And this was all before her alien abilities were fully controlled, so it would be interesting to see just how powerful she can become.
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