Wiccan and Speed, the twin sons of Wanda Maximoff and Vision (based on what was seen in the MCU series) are the undisputed protagonists of various theories about their nature and the role they will play in the latest episodes of WandaVision. Also thanks to not being the protagonists of the House of Ideas (at an editorial level of course), we believe it is appropriate to give you a series of useful information to better understand who the two young superhumans are.
We will space a lot between the origins and the editorial growth of these two figures who, always remaining in the field of personal conjectures, have different narrative unions in the future of the MCU between family vicissitudes and heroic deeds with other upcoming introductions such as Kamala khan (A television series about Ms. Marvel is also expected for Disney Plus.) In short, as always there is a lot of meat on the fire when it comes to Marvel.
Wiccan, manipulator of reality
Wiccan, whose real name is Billy, is a “young” character on the House of Ideas list: in the comics he was born in 2004 by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. Son of Wanda Maximoff, inherited from her the power to manipulate reality. He defines himself as a wizard and his ability is manifested in full power only if the spell is uttered in full.
He also knows how to teleport himself and other people, locate individuals through magical art, create force fields, induce illusions, and levitate. Billy was born from the consequent use of magic by Wanda and her soul: due to vicissitudes related to Mephisto (we will talk about that later), he is reincarnated as the son of a human family: the Kaplan.
Billy kaplan is also the founder of the Young Avengers, one of the most popular groups in recent years thanks to the constant desire for experimentalism of the authors and various members who, we are sure, will be the undisputed protagonists also in the television or cinematographic counterpart.
How Young Avenger participates at the head of the most important and well-known narrative crosses of the House of Ideas such as Civil war. He later backs Captain America, to fight him Secret invasion and the Dark kingdom of the evil Norman Osborn.
Wicca It is also a manifesto of the fight against homophobia due to its homosexual orientation– His relationship with Hulkling is now well known in the Marvel Universe, so much so that it has been the subject of attention at the recent crossover event Empyre. Billy Kaplan, or Maximoff, is therefore one of the most representative figures of the so-called New beginning that for years has distinguished Marvel Comics: looking to the future by proposing figures suitable for today.
Speed, high speed runner
Sorry to say, but, compared to Wiccan, Speed had a somewhat anonymous publishing career. As happened to his twin brother, Tommy inherited a mutant power similar to that of his relative, his uncle Pietro: Super velocity. In fact, it can run almost on an equal footing with Quicksilver, thanks to its incredible speed it also runs on water and manages to create explosive eddies by twisting its arms. Also born to Allan Heinber and Jim Cheung, however, he appeared in 2006, two years after his brother, right inside the already consolidated headline of Young avengers. He also participates in the acclaimed Civil War, allying himself with the Captain America faction., to help the Runaways on a mission.
Like Billy, Tommy too (due to problems related to Mephisto) is reincarnated as one of the children of another family, the Shepherds. Compared to Wiccan, however, after manifesting the first mutant powers, his adoptive parents decide to send him to a government laboratory for analysis. And precisely from his release by the Young Avengers, the synergy with the young team of heroes is born.
Wanda, Mephisto and the souls of the Maximoff twins
This is not the article that will talk about the origins and mephisto figure, one of the most eclectic characters created by Stan Lee me John buscema (precisely in 1968). Here, however, we will explain the reason why everyone, episode after episode, is now sure of the Devil’s presence in WandaVision. A supervillain with almost unlimited powers, so much so that he can influence both mortals and gods like Thor and clearly surpass Wanda’s manipulative power. In fact, it is linked to the latter by a cruel story, with repercussions that we have already described covertly: drives the Witch mad by reabsorbing, shortly after, the souls of her children on a whim and nothing more.
The reason? Wanda, unable to generate of her own free will, also uses a portion of the Lord of the Underworld’s power to bring Billy and Tommy to life without considering, however, that, as Mephisto said over and over again, every wish has a price to pay. Well, without going into details (since Kang and Vision also focus on this speech, and we will not tell you anything else so as not to ruin any reading or spins in WandaVision) the result is that the souls of the two Maximoff twins, After the fight rampant between Wanda and the Devil, they reincarnate as two unsuspecting mortals.
A dramatic story, with an equally painful ending for the Witch that can best explain the bond between WandaVision and Mephisto. An event that may also happen at the end of the show produced by Marvel Studios.