Marvel: 6 worst things to happen to Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

These are the worst moments in the lives of Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff.

Marvel Comics characters have gone through a lot. Some more than others. Among the characters to have gone through the most are two of Marvel’s most powerful: Wanda Maximoff (the Scarlet Witch) and Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange).

It doesn’t matter that either one is capable of defeating almost anyone in comic books, even they have had more than a couple of traumatic moments throughout their time in the pages of Marvel.

With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming up, and both characters set to have major roles, let’s look at some of the worst things Wanda and Stephen have been through in Marvel Comics.

Wanda Maximoff destroys the Avengers

Comic book: Avengers Disassembled

Wanda Maximoff caused the worst day in Avengers’ history. While she was the reason it happened, she won’t forgive herself for it, even though she was sick and out of control at the time. On top of destroying Avengers’ Mansion and hurting her friends, she killed her husband Vision and Jack of Hearts. Both of them are back, but she still feels horrible about it.

It wasn’t just the day that she won’t get over. Avengers Disassembled led to House of M and eventually M-Day. Two storylines that live in infamy with mutants. Until recently in The Trial of Magneto No. 4), she was shunned by almost every mutant in the world.

Doctor Strange’s hands are crushed

Comic book: World War Hulk

Doctor Strange’s biggest weakness is his arrogance. Stephen knows he’s capable of beating almost anyone with a twitch of his finger; that’s including the Hulk. During the Marvel crossover World War Hulk, however, Doctor Strange had a chance to defeat the Jade Giant but he let his guard down. He assumed that, because Hulk turned back into Bruce Banner, he had the situation under control and he was weak. Instead, Bruce hulked up and broke Stephen’s hands. His broken hands ended up becoming a problem later.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

Doctor Strange no longer the Sorcerer Supreme

Comic book: New Avengers: The Trust

Stephen Strange felt bad that he wasn’t there to help during Marvel’s Civil War. Because of that, he opened the Sanctum Sanctorum to Luke Cage and his underground Avengers. After what the Hulk did to his hands, Strange started using darker magics to make up for the damage. This led to Strange losing control and accidentally hurting his friends (New Avengers Annual No. 2).

After realizing what he did, Strange said he failed as Sorcerer Supreme and relinquished the title. He then left the Avengers on their own – something he didn’t do lightly.

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(L-R): Jett Klyne as Tommy, Julian Hilliard as Billy and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo by Suzanne Tenner. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Wanda Maximoff loses her kids

Comic book: West Coast Avengers No. 51 and 52

Speed and Wiccan are Wanda’s children in a roundabout way. Before they came back as teenagers, Wanda lost them because they weren’t real. Agatha Harkness explained that Wanda conjured them. Later, Agatha put a spell on Wanda to make her forget she gave birth to the twins. Being told they existed is what made her go crazy during Avengers Disassembled. Forgetting you had kids would drive anyone mad.

Wanda Maximoff fights her Brother

Comic book: Scarlet Witch No. 9

Wanda and her twin Pietro, a.k.a. Quicksilver, were inseparable. Wanda always trusts him and he was overprotective of her. After House of M, though, they weren’t as close. The two had a major falling out in her Marvel Comics series.

Pietro wanted Wanda’s help during Marvel’s Civil War 2 but the Scarlet Witch chose to stay out of it. He then criticized and insulted her like only he could. As a result, the two really fought for the first time.

It may have ruined their relationship, but Wanda came out stronger. She overcame her need for her brother’s approval and left proud of herself.

Death of Doctor Strange

Comic book: Death of Doctor Strange

As bad as everything is on this list, death is probably the worst. The Marvel Comics event Death of Doctor Strange gave readers exactly what was promised. Stephen Strange was killed by Kaecilius. Even after coming back and helping to save the day, Strange couldn’t stay. He said that death will not be cheated and faded away. Earth is lucky that Clea was there to become Sorcerer Supreme. Otherwise, the universe wouldn’t have had a protector.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022.

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