Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WandaVision: Agnes' Pet Bunny Señor Scratchy Is Way More Important Than You Realize

Contains spoilers for WandaVision episode 2

Following a highly acclaimed double-header debut on Disney+, Marvel Studios' WandaVision is pulling no punches with its freshman season. The first two episodes made it clear from the start that this show is unlike anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has included before — combining classic sitcoms, modern science fiction, and just a dash of comic book-based detail to keep die-hard fans around. The latter has proven especially effective in pulling in viewers, given how unconventional the series is for something in the superhero genre. With little actual content of that sort in play, audiences have to look between the lines if they want to connect the program to its source material.

For example, in the second installment, we meet the pet of Agnes (Katheryn Hahn) — Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision's (Paul Bettany) chatty neighbor — a bunny named Señor Scratchy. The titular couple needs to borrow him for their community talent show, where Vis will pull him out of a hat as a part of their magic act. 

For longtime Marvel Comics readers, his name alone reveals much about the direction of WandaVision's story, and yet another potential character likely to make an appearance.

Is Señor Scratchy really Nicholas Scratch?

Señor Scratchy sounds like a fun pet name on the surface, however, it could be a subtle nod to a storied Marvel villain: Nicholas Scratch. Scratch burst on the scene in August 1977 in Fantastic Four #185 as an incredibly powerful and cunning wizard. He frequently squared off against the likes of Marvel's First Family, as well as Doctor Strange, although he never quite reached the level of fame as his villainous counterparts. Perhaps, through a stint on WandaVision, he can turn his fortunes around, now that the show has planted the seeds for his grand entrance.

The most notable piece of evidence pointing toward his live-action debut is his association with Agnes, who many fans theorize is putting up a front. The prevailing rumor is that she's actually fellow Fantastic Four foe Agatha Harkness — an ancient witch who narrowly survived the Salem Witch Trials. On the page, she's the mother of Scratch, although their dynamic is less than loving. Could he be trapped in a bunny this time around? We'll have to see, but the theory doesn't end there.

WandaVision's second episode concludes with the reveal that Wanda is pregnant, indicating that her sons William and Thomas could be on the way. If this is the case, it's entirely likely that legendary antagonist Mephisto is set to arrive in the MCU sooner rather than later. After all, in the comics, Wanda unwittingly used slivers of his soul to grant the twins theirs, although that move came with dire consequences. Given that Nicholas Scratch is a frequent accomplice of the scheming demon, we may see the otherwise ordinary Señor Scratchy regain his true form and align with Marvel's equivalent of the Devil in due time.