Another week, another wild theory about what’s really going on in the idyllic but threatening sitcom life WandaVision. Some turned out to be red herrings while others got the money for that Disney Plus Original, that’s three weeks in now.
But after the revelations in Episode 4, “We’re Suspending This Program,” viewers turn to one thing: hexagons.
Yes, hexagons. And if the comic book viewers, reading between the lines, are correct, the shapes could signal a new villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for WandaVision through episode 4.]
Hexagons are a shape with six sides and six corners. If all sides are the same length, each corner forms an angle of 120 degrees. Hexagons have another rather interesting property, which is that they tessellate – hexagons with sides of equal length can sit next to each other like tiles with no gaps between them. And of the equilateral shapes that tessellate, hexagons have the largest surface area for their size.
And that’s why they occur in interesting places in nature! They are the perfect naturally occurring beehive shape to store stacks of honey and eggs without wasting space.
That’s all I know about hexagons. There are also some recurring hexagons in WandaVision.
And we know they matter in some ways because the characters outside of Westview (or should we say WestView) started noticing them. Hexagonal shapes wrestle images of Wanda and Vision in the “credits” of every “episode” of the television program broadcast from Westview. And it even looks like the energy field that surrounds the city is also hexagonal.
What does it all mean? There are theories based on comic book lore, as well as the way.
Perhaps the simplest explanation could be that the hexagons are a fairly literal visual interpretation of the Scarlet Witch’s often ill-defined “hex” power when Westview is a product of Wanda’s abilities.
Or even though we now know that the beekeeper spotted in Episode 2 wasn’t an AIM scam after all, the hexagons could be another bee-related motif that may hint at the evil science organization.
There is an even wilder theory based on the fact that hexagons have six sides. You know how 666. This one goes all the way to the top! When above, we mean the absolute bottom. And we do.
* Giant bong hit * What if Mephisto?
Mephisto is essentially the devil of the Marvel Comics universe, and as such, it’s actually easier to mention superheroes who didn’t get along with him than not. It was the original Infinity glove Story that Avengers: Infinity War based on. He’s a recurring villain for Doctor Strange. He mostly starred in one of the most controversial Spider-Man stories in the last 20 years. In the comics, Wanda’s twins were accidentally made from fragments of his soul.
And there have been some clues that Mephisto will appear in Loki (see still image above), probably in May on Disney Plus.
That’s enough of a possible connection for fans to empathize with this theory. Why would Mephisto play around with the Scarlet Witch in a Post Thanos Universe? Well why not He is the literal devil, he wants souls, he wants to make good people do bad things, he wants to reduce the happiness in the world and he has the diabolical powers to distort reality itself. He once resurrected Aunt May for Spider-Man in return for Spider-Man’s happy marriage never coming off.
He’s like Loki, but not fun.
According to Big Tease Kevin Feige, Wanda will be there next time Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnesswhat may indicate WandaVision has plans to add more magic to his story. And when the Marvel Cinematic Universe was looking for a new villain even worse than Thanos, it’s hard to go wrong with the literal devil. In the comics, he has his own connections with the Infinity Gauntlet, and while Marvel didn’t make copies of the comics for the films, the studio likes to replay comic book storylines.