Avengers: Age Of Ultron Primer – Scarlet Witch

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Continuing our daily Avengers: Age of Ultron Primer, we bring you a quick rundown of Scarlet Witch.  The twin sister of speedster Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a. Quicksilver, Wanda Maximoff is a powerful mutant “miracle” in her own right.

The introduction of Scarlet Witch into the franchise also leads to the inevitable freshening up of the Avengers roster.  With some unknown grey-area loyalties seen in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, Scarlet Witch’s transition into an Avenger will also be a focus of the film.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch, was introduced in X-Men #4 (March 1964) along with her brother Peter Maximoff, a.k.a. Quicksilver.  Originally introduced as a villain in the comics, readers soon saw her change sides and become a heroine.

Next: Are her powers magic or science?

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