Young married couples can hardly get along without an older relative asking when they will have children. And you can’t do it WandaVision without comic fans asking if they’ll have kids, just like in the comics.
But “Do the Scarlet Witch and Vision have children?” is a more complicated matter than you might think, and the answers are yes, no, they died, and yes, they are teenage superheroes now. Let’s unpack this.
[Ed. note: If you want to go into WandaVision without knowing anything about the show, skip this post. There are some comics details that might be considered spoilers, and spoilers for the series’ second episode.]
In the second episode of WandaVision ends with a surprise and a big joke: Wanda’s sudden pregnancy. But honestly, it’s no stranger than the powers of Wanda or Vision – or that they seem trapped in a world that stutters through a new decade of sitcom history every day.
In the comics, Wanda and the Vision have children. As you know, you could say. And while we can’t say if the show will end up like this, here’s the comic book backdrop the creators of WandaVision could pull out.
Billy and Tommy’s excellent adventure
In Marvel Comics Continuity, the Scarlet Witch and Vision have two boys: Billy Kaplan and Tommy Shepherd. Billy, who goes with Wiccan (or Asgardian, or Demiurge) inherited the magical, reality-distorting powers of the Scarlet Witch. Tommy, who drives at speed, has been chasing Wanda’s own twin brother Pietro / Quicksilver. It’s very quick, you see?
You may be wondering why Billy and Tommy have different last names and why neither is Wanda’s. That’s because they are actually the reincarnations of the dead twins of the Scarlet Witch and Vision, who were unwittingly raised by two different groups of perfectly normal birth parents.
The Scarlet Witch and the Vision were married in 1975 avenger # 4 and in the 1986s The vision and the scarlet witch
But comics aren’t nice to couples who deal with lengthy narrative stumbling blocks like “Who takes care of the kids while we fight bad guys” and “Given the tender ages in superhero comics, how old are these babies anyway? ”In the 1989s Avengers West Coast # 52, it was revealed that the babies were made of hell energy, and Mephisto wanted it back. The supreme devil in Marvel Comics disempowered Wanda and Vision’s babies, and they were again childless (and divorced for unrelated reasons).
In the 2000s, Billy and Tommy were reintroduced as teenage superheroes and added to the Young Avengers team. During a series of adventures, they found that Mephisto had not fully managed to take back the souls of baby Billy and Tommy. These souls had been reborn as the sons of ordinary people Jeff and Rebecca Kaplan and Frank and Mary Shepherd.
Although they had different mothers and fathers and grew up in completely different families, Billy and Tommy looked just like each other and were twins. And the Scarlet Witch was her mother, and the vision was her father.
Will WandaVision use a lot of it?
Probably not, and that’s fine. Maybe Wanda and Vision have superpowered twin babies. Maybe they have twin babies who at some point will turn out to be a great magic trick. Maybe they just have normal twin babies (although this finding is so mundane that it seems like the least likely occurrence).
All we can say now is that Wanda definitely appears pregnant and there are a lot of different comic book elements that the creators of WandaVision could pull to make this as weird as possible.