All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.
Today we look at the changing of the Scarlet Witch’s powers..
Writers have for years tried to make some sense of the Scarlet Witch’s powers (which seem to have to do with altering probablities, or altering reality or SOMEthing – it was all really vague when Stan Lee introduced her in the pages of the X-Men and even later on when he made her an Avenger).
During Kurt Busiek’s run on the Avengers, he clarified her powers as being a result of chaos magic…
Well, during Avengers Disassembled, Brian Michael Bendis had Doctor Strange show up to say otherwise…
Dan Slott then went the other way with Mighty Avengers #23….
So…I’m thinking chaos magic probably DOES currently exist in the Marvel Universe. What do you folks think?