WandaVision was delighted to let Disney viewers guess what’s going on, and Episode 7 was no exception.In the episode, it was revealed to be another magical figure hidden in Westview, with Agnes (played by Kathryn Hahn) makes her a classic Marvel character, Agatha Harkness
Viewers who watch WandaVision just for its perfect sitcom pastiches may not be familiar with the mighty witch who has proven to be the sinister force behind much of Westview’s business, but the character does exist in them. Marvel comics since 1970
Her Disney appearance not only has big implications for Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen), but could also be the first clue that Marvel is ready to bring the Fantastic Four into their Cinematic Universe (MCU) after bringing the Xs in. -Men earlier in the season with the appearance of Quicksilver (Evan Peters)
Agatha Harkness was first introduced in the Fantastic Four as housekeeper to Franklin Richards, the young son of Mr. Fantastic and the invisible woman
However, she was quickly revealed to be a powerful witch, a member of a colony of spellcasters who lived in a town called New Salem, Colorado. In other versions of her origin story, she was in made a witch who had survived the first Salem witch trials
Although the character started out as a character in the Fantastic Four, she is best known for her association with Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda from WandaVision.
The fact that she appears to be a villain secretly controlling things in Westview may come as a surprise to some Marvel fans, as in the comics, she is usually Scarlet Witch’s teacher, who is familiar with her in witchcraft.
However, the MCU seems to skip that and jump right to pay homage to the Avengers West Coast series, in which Agatha returns to Wanda after the birth of her children and the death of Vision (Paul Bettany)
In this comic book series, Agatha notably erases Wanda’s memory after her children are revealed not to be real, but constructs created by an evil force known as Mephisto, which could be an intrigue that WandaVision has up his sleeve for the last two episodes
Then again, the MCU version of Agatha appears to be slightly different from the comic book version.On the one hand, she seems to be more of a villain, Hahn is much younger than the white haired old woman like the character is generally portrays, and the WandaVision version of the character lacks Ebony, a cat-like creature who is familiar to Agatha and who can sense the presence of mystical beings – and can also transform into a giant panther
As such, it looks like the MCU is following its own path with the character, however, its connection to the Fantastic Four opens the door for this team to join the franchise, especially as upcoming films like Doctor Strange 2 and Spider-Man 3 look set to explore the multiverse of Marvel characters
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Agatha Harkness, episode 7 of WandaVision
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