It has been one of the great revelations of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ and, the truth, It was time to give more presence to one of the most underused actresses of the series. A few days after we find the-truth-not-so-surprising revelation that Agnes, character played by Kathryn Hahn, is actually Agatha Harkness, we are going to investigate a little who this woman is and what she can represent for the final section of the film. Disney + fiction.
At the moment in the series we only know that it has seemingly magical powers, but it is thanks to the Marvel comics where we can intuit the background that surrounds this middle-aged witch. A huge improvement considering this survivor from the Salem coven first appeared as the elderly kangaroo from Fantastic Four.
Leaving babies to sinister strangers
Well, maybe saying that he was a babysitter from ‘Fantastic Four’ can be misleading. Rather Sue and Reed left their son in complete care, away from the adventures of the quartet. You know, Franklin Richards, whose cosmic powers are capable, among other things, of creating entire pocket universes (see ‘Onslaught’ and subsequent ‘Heroes Reborn’) and not so pocket-sized (after Hickman’s ‘Secret Wars’ the Richards and the Future Foundation dedicated themselves to navigating universes).
In that debut in those pages of number 94 of ‘Fantastic Four’, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby artwork, We would see that Harkness has powers and that he has a certain interest in taking care of the first-born of the First Family marvelita. From then on she would be a regular high school in the comic book pages, increasingly showing herself as a powerful sorceress with milestones like rescuing Reed Richards from the Negative Zone.
Throughout the dean collection of the Marvel Universe we would discover the history of the sorceress. For example, he was part of New Salem, a community that didn’t take this job too well for the Richards. Through here we meet Nicholas Scratch and the Salem Seven, son and grandchildren of the old woman who would become occasional enemies (and eventually allies) of both Fantastic Four and the Scarlet Witch.
The witch who created the twins
Precisely of the Scarlet Witch she would be a somewhat sinister tutor – one of those that you do not end up trusting too much -, helping the avenger to control her magical powers and instruct her. Some time later, Agatha would be burned at the stake but not even dead leaves us alone. that his astral form would be the one that would guide Wanda Maximoff to gestate her twins, Billy and Tommy.
History is, as they say, History. The woman would resurrect shortly afterwards just in time to verify that something is wrong with the twins and that Mephisto is claiming that their souls are fragments of the Parademon. And this saga of the Dark Scarlet Witch by John Byrne is, perhaps, what we should be most attentive to since it may indicate that Agatha is not alone in the series.
After losing the twins, Agatha took it upon herself to erase Wanda’s memory, making her forget even having had children. A “semi” full-blown mefistazo That would have consequences years later, when the mutant recovers her memory and takes revenge on the Avengers. But that is another story.
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