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L to R: Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen)
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8. Scarlet Witch
If you want to talk about untapped power, you have to mention Wanda Maximoff. The first thing people think about are her telekinetic powers, but that’s just the beginning. In her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron, we saw her almost single-handedly take out the Avengers. Her mental powers are so powerful that even Thor felt the effects. In Avengers: Infinity War, she destroyed an Infinity Stone all by herself. It took other Infinity Stones to do that. Next up, she took on Thanos one on one in Avengers: Endgame. She put fear in him that we haven’t seen before, including the moment Tony Stark turned him to dust.
Why she’s top ten
Scarlet Witch has all the power, with the potential to do even more than we’ve seen. While she was fighting Thanos, she had a crazed look in her eyes, something that was reminiscent to a look she had in the comics during Avengers: Disassembled. Her powers may become unstable, which would make her powerful enough to reshape the universe in her image. Wanda may be a good hero, but she might make an even better villain.
Disney Plus’ WandaVison is going to be interesting. Her relationship with Vision and the missions they go on will be a new twist for the MCU. This could also be the platform where Vision helps Wanda learn to control the power inside her. We forget that she hasn’t had them too long. Also, the rumored 1950s angle could lead to her being able to time travel on her own if she can bend reality.