One of the most heated topics of constant discussions among marvel fans have been the topic of who the strongest avenger is. From Thor to Captain Marvel and Dr Strange all of them have their separate fan bases who claim that their respective superhero idols are the strongest but there has been no official claim or affirmation from Marvel Studios. Ever since ‘tis the season of Dr Strange and the madness that is ensured once the multiverse is released Wanda fans have been especially active (not that they were ever dead). Theories have come up stating why Wanda is one of the strongest characters in the MCU and here is all that we know.
A TEEN WHEN SHE FOUGHT THE WHOLE AVENGERS
There is no official age for Wanda in the MCU but with cinematic clues and maths, we can make an educated guess. We know that Wanda's parents were killed by a Stark Industry weapon when she was ten. Since 2008's Iron Man saw the end of these weapons, we can assume they were killed either that year or just before.
Doing the maths from there, it's likely that she was no older than 17 or 18 in 2015's Age of Ultron, making her at least 21 years old in 2018's Infinity War. So she was just a teenager when she fought against the entire avengers and Thanos and his army.
HANDLED THANOS WITH ALL INFINITY STONES SINGLE HANDEDLY
In Infinity War after Thanos arrived in Wakanda furnished with all the infinity stones. While all the avengers scattered around like grains of sand except maybe Captain America who held his hand for about a second and Thor who unfortunately didn’t go for the head but managed to injure him, Wanda stood against Thanos the longest. Moreover she held him off SINGLE HANDEDLY while destroying Vision’s mind stone. To kill off someone you loved for the greater good must take an immeasurable amount of emotional toll and to destroy an infinity stone must take a large amount of physical and mental strength. While going through all this, she held off an ‘all-infinity-stones’ laden Thanos who at that point must be the strongest person in the whole universe. That says tons about her strength.
ONLY PERSON WHO CAME CLOSE TO KILLING THANOS IN ENDGAME
Turns out endgame Thanos is even deadlier than Infinity War thanos and as first the main trio and then the whole avenger army worked against thanos but couldn't do much harm to him. But five minutes with Wanda up against thanos and she was already over powering him by a long shot. She probably would’ve even killed him had he not rained fire on both his and the avengers troops.
MANIPULATED AN ENTIRE TOWN
In WandaVision Wanda was shown to possess an entire town without in a sense even meaning to, WandaVision showcases more of Wanda's powers as she uses her Chaos Magic to create a pocket of reality. Wanda's Chaos Magic takes over Westview in New Jersey, isolating the town and everyone in it from the rest of the world. The Scarlet Witch's powers extend far beyond controlling people's minds. She was able to create life during her time in Westview, recreating Vision and creating two twin sons; Billy and Tommy. Vision, Billy, and Tommy possessed free will and independent thought, along with their own superpowers. Vision and the twins were restricted to the Hex, the energy field made of Chaos Magic that surrounded Westview. However, Vision, Billy, and Tommy behaved as self-aware, sentient beings within the reality that Wanda created.
People are excited to see the Marvel Studios latest Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The trailer which shows Wanda surprisingly as an antagonist and although the exact timeline has not been declared it is not long after Wanda Vision. We have seen various villains coming off clean as superheroes like our very own Loki, but to see a superhero become a villain and that too with no base of ‘for the greater good’ but for the sole purpose of finding personal happiness and peace has to be one interesting arc. So it should be really excited to see what happens in the movie.