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The Scarlet Witch Should Just Be a Mutant Again

In Winds of Change, I spotlight retcons that I think should be implemented, like how I think Apocalypse should have been behind Wolverine getting his adamantium.

Last week, I did an article about the changing nature of Scarlet Witch's powers over the years. After the article went up, there was some discussion with readers about the Scarlet Witch's current state as a non-mutant and whether it should continue and honestly, I agree that they should just have her become a mutant again.

When we first met Scarlet Witch in X-Men #4 (by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman), she was blatently a mutant since she was part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Her "hex powers" had her cause "bad luck" for people she did not like, but it seemed as though it was just marked by her making bad things happen for her enemy...

Like here, she just caused something bad to happen to the Angel...

Eventually, long after they stopped being villaind and joined the Avengers, we learned that Scarlet Witch and her brother, Quicksilver, were the children of their old Brotherhood of Evil Mutants boss, Magneto.

We learned it in a very clever way. First, in Avengers #186, Bova explains to Pietro his and Wanda's origins...

At the same time, over in X-Men #125, we are given the following, to sort of reward readers who read both X-Men AND Avengers that they now know something the characters themselves didn't know, that Magneto was the father of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver...

This did not last long, though, as soon the "hidden" truth was no longer hidden, as Magneto found out in the first Vision and Scarlet Witch miniseries...

Oddly enough, this is all the "proof" he gives for him being their dad...

The issue ends with the following...

That remained the status quo until Avengers/X-Men: Axis #7, where Rick Remender, Adam Kubert and Edgar Delgado reveal that Magneto is NOT their dad. Scarlet Witch and a number of heroes and villains had their personalities "inverted," so the now-evil Scarlet Witch decided to punish Dr. Doom for taking advantage of her during the Young Avengers mini-series Children's Crusade. Magneto and Quicksilver try to save Doom and that leads to this...

Remender then followed that up with Uncanny Avengers (Volume 2), where he and Daniel Acuna revealed in Uncanny Avengers #4 that the twins were actually the result of the High Evolutionary doing experiments on regular kids...

James Robinson, though, later clarified matters when he revealed in Scarlet Witch #1 (of her shortlived ongoing series) that Wanda comes from a line of witches...

We learn that her mother actually once went by the name the Scarlet Witch and that there has been a Scarlet Witch (or a Scarlet Wizard) for centuries.

Okay, fair enough, but she really should just be a mutant again, as well.

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