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Weird And Wonderful ‘WandaVision’ Theories Fans Are Already Obsessing Over

A round up of the many theories the series has already spawned!

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Disney Plus’ WandaVision premiered its first two episodes on Friday night, and the ‘WandaVision’ theories are already flowing.

Apart from being weird its sitcom false reality, wonderful with Vision and Wanda’s chemistry, and killing it critically– everyone is clamouring to solve the multitude of mysteries manifesting at the series’ core. We’ve collected the boldest of fans’ theories for your perusal.

 ~Warning, there are many a spoiler for the first two episodes of WandaVision ahead~

Wanda is manipulating reality…

The last time we saw Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) in the MCU was in Avengers: Endgame. She had killed Vision (Paul Bettany) to stop Thanos getting the Infinity Stones and was enacting sweet revenge. Wanda, aka Scarlet Witch, had reality manipulating powers in many of the comics (including the comic, House of M which many believe the WandaVision series is based on).

As far as WandaVision theories go, this is pretty solid. It is very possible Wanda has created a pocket reality where she and Vision live together in domestic bliss, alive, happy and (supposedly) safe. Many easter eggs point to Wanda’s personal history and its influence on the world, least of all mentions of Sokovia (where she and her twin, Pietro grew up), and the coldness of Stark Industries.

Monica Rambeau crashed in the helicopter Wanda found…

One of the few things we know for certain about WandaVision as a series is that it will feature Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Monica Rambeau is the daughter of Maria Rambeau, who we met in Captain Marvel.

Monica possibly followed in her mum’s footsteps and became a hotshot pilot. So, it’s quite possible the toy helicopter Wanda finds in her rose bush in episode 2 is one Monica crashed in an attempt of rescue, and now she’s trapped there as Geraldine. I mean, we didn’t meet ‘Geraldine’ until after Wanda found the crashed helicopter, after all.

“Dottie is the key to everything in this town.”

Dottie (Emma Caulfield) first appears in the second episode of WandaVision as a friend of Wanda’s neighbour, Agnes. At a community committee, Wanda is attending with Dottie, Agnes, Geraldine, and other women in the neighbourhood, Dottie hints that she knows something about Wanda and Vision.

Wanda panics. At the same time, the radio near them glitches with a voice asking, “who’s doing this to you, Wanda?” A message that makes Dottie break the glass she’s holding in her hand. After breaking the glass cup that she’s holding, Dottie seems to turn back to normal and returns home.

It’s possible Dottie is an agent of S.W.O.R.D, the mysterious organisation whose symbol we see throughout the episodes. Or perhaps, like Wanda, Dottie is trapped in this reality.

Who is S.W.O.R.D?

One of the biggest mysteries raised in episodes one and two was the question of who is S.W.O.R.D? Their logo can be seen on the crashed helicopter, as well as on the beekeeper’s back, and in the credits on the series.

In the comics, S.W.O.R.D is a sister agency of S.H.I.E.L.D, and the acronym stood for Sentient World Observation and Response Department. They dealt with aliens, and alternate worlds and timelines. However, in WandaVision, we see they’re known as Sentient Weapon Observation and Response Division.

The shift from world to weapon should not be overlooked. Its possible Wanda and Vision are being trapped and experimented on for their powerful abilities, and the potential they have to be weaponised.

WandaVision will introduce the X-Men to the MCU

When Wanda Maximoff first graced our film screens in Age Of Ultron, Disney had yet to acquire Fox’s catalogue and rights to the X-Men branch of Marvel. This was why Wanda and Pietro’s background was quite vague, and partly why Pietro had to be killed off. In the comics, Wanda is a mutant and the daughter of Magneto.

Now that Disney has acquired the rights to the X-Men through the acquisition of Fox, it’s very possible they could use WandaVision as a way to introduce the X-Men. If part of S.W.O.R.D’s agenda is the investigation of parallel universes and realities, the prospect of introducing a world where Wanda is a little more in touch with her X-Men roots isn’t unreasonable.

One thing is for sure, fans are spoiled for mystery and intrigue in WandaVision. I for one am absolutely stoked with the enigmatic magic the show has given in its first two episodes and can’t wait to see how it all unfolds, and which WandaVision theories will prove correct.

WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+


Merryana Salem is a proud Wonnarua and Lebanese–Australian writer, critic, teacher, researcher and podcaster on most social media as @akajustmerry. If you want, check out her podcast, GayV Club where she gushes about LGBT rep in media with her best friend. Either way, she hopes you ate something nice today.