WandaVision debuted last week and has already left an incredible calling card. With just two episodes released, the series is already the production of top-rated Marvel Studios, outperforming films such as Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Ultimatum. Surrounded by expectations, WandaVision has been very happy to replicate the style of American television productions of the 50s and 60s. However, you can already see that there is something strange about the avenging couple’s new “perfect life”. .
[Ah, se você ainda não viu a série, recomendo que pare de ler por agora. Teremos alguns spoilers a partir do próximo parágrafo]
The characters wowed fans, but one in particular doesn’t come out of the Internet chat rooms and discussion boards: Neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn). Since the trailers launched, the character has started to gain attention for seemingly being some sort of “voice of conscience” amid all this madness on screen. That’s because she appeared in the previews questioning Visão (Paul Bettany) about being alive on the show, given that he died in Avengers: Infinity War. This questioning personality and her appearance as a witch in the Halloween episode supported a theory that she might not be exactly what she appeared to be. It didn’t take long for fans to start theorizing that she would be none other than the witch Agatha Harkness.
Was Agnes a cover for the witch Agatha Harkness?
In the comics, Agatha Harkness is a very, very old witch. Without having a defined age, we only know that she is an ancient creature, with memories dated even before the sinking of Atlantis. Her powers are theoretically limitless, for she is a formidable manipulator of mystical forces. In other words, she can use this strength to create “spells” that allow her to do just about anything. However, with her age-old wisdom, she began to mentor some heroes, such as Wanda herself and Reed Richards and Sue Storm’s most powerful son: Franklin Richards. She uses her experience in manipulating magic to help these heroes better understand their powers, which prevents – or should prevent – the collapse of magical energy in the multiverse.
In the classic Avengers: The Fall, Agatha learns that Wanda’s children with Vision were fragments of the soul of the demon Mephisto. So, to avoid suffering further from her apprentice when the demon “sucks” the children, she erases some of Wanda’s memories from the children, as if they never existed. However, there remains a remnant of the memories in the mind of the witch, who eventually loses control of her powers and changes reality to take revenge on the Avengers. This clash results in the deaths of Visão, Gavião Arqueiro and Scott Lang, Ant-Man. Some time later, as is common in the comics, it turns out that Wanda’s twin sons are not dead. The boys grow up and become Wiccano and Célere, members of the Young Avengers. This battle between Wanda and the Avengers ends with a confrontation with Agatha herself and Doctor Strange, and ends with her father, the mutant Magneto taking his daughter for treatment on the mutant island of Genosha.
Why do fans think Agnes is Agatha?
Returning to the universe of the series, fans bought into the idea that Agnes is a disguised version of Agatha Harkness. Starting with the character’s own name, which would be a combination of “Ag” from “Agatha” with “nda” from “Harkness”, resulting in Agnes. Additionally, the Halloween episode features Wanda and Vision with their respective comic book uniforms. In this context, Agnes appears dressed as a witch. And already knowing that nothing at Marvel is by chance, fans put these pieces together. Besides, of course, his interrogation on Visão about his death. Not to mention that in Tom King’s HQ Vision: Little Worse Than A Man, which is one of the materials the series is based on, it’s Agatha herself who warns the Avengers about the weird behavior, for so to speak, from the android in the suburbs. With the first of the first two episodes, fans have found some purported Easter eggs that support this theory. For example, in a dialogue with Wanda, Agnes says her wedding anniversary is June 2. June 2, 1962 is the date of the American trial that officially accused Salem’s first “witch” of witchcraft. In the comics, Agatha Harkness was one of the Salem witches.
In the second episode, When Meeting the Women, Dottie (Emma Caulfield Ford) says, “The devil is in the details, Beth.” At this point, Agnes comes to Wanda’s ear and says, “This isn’t the only place he’s been,” seemingly playing with the fact that Dottie is a vixen. Except fans don’t believe it was a free joke. Due to the character’s involvement with the demon Mephisto in the comics, the theory claims that the devil, in the series, takes the form of Ralph, Agnes’ husband. Another supposed proof that she would be the witch is that one of the first dialogues Agnes has with Wanda ends with her saying “Charmed” / “Enchanted”, which is sold as a joke with the vocabulary of the 1950s, but it can also indicate A spell, since Wanda stops being hesitant with the arrival of Agnes and allows her, as a good neighbor of gossip, not only to enter her house, but also to assume a role of quasi mentor of the young woman in the new district.
Agnes’ jewel may not be a simple detail.
Finally, the last piece – to date – of this puzzle is the presence of a very interesting detail. In all of Agnes’ appearances, whether in the series or in promotional material, she wears a piece of jewelry near her neck, as you can see in the montage above. This brooch is one of the trademarks of Agatha Harkness in the comics.
What’s up? Do you think Agnes is Agatha Harkness? For now, this is all theory and rumor. We will therefore have to wait for the next episodes of the series to see if this will be confirmed or if it is only a big coincidence.
WandaVision is available on Disney +. The next episode opens on January 22, 2021.
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