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What A Funko Pop Preview Could Tell Us About Pietro In WandaVision

As we eagerly await the next episode of WandaVision, fans continue to pick apart previous episodes for anything that might explain what is going on in Westview. The most recent episode, "All-New Halloween Spooktacular," continues the story of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living the less-than-perfect suburban dream. After his surprise appearance at the end of episode 5, Pietro Maximoff (Evan Peters) — or a recast version of him — is now the crazy uncle terrorizing Wanda's home alongside the twins, Tommy (Jett Klyne) and Billy (Julian Hilliard), who also develop superpowers. If that isn't enough, Vision attempts to escape Westview, resulting in Wanda expanding Westview and bringing Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and members of S.W.O.R.D. under the influence of the Hex. 

It's a lot to take in. While there are many questions left to be answered in the remaining episodes of WandaVision, Peters' version of Pietro is definitely one of the biggest mysteries. Audiences still have no idea who is behind his appearance, why he is there, and if he is actually her brother or not. Well, it turns out that a new Funko POP! preview might hint at the truth behind Wanda's strange new brother.

A new Funko WandaVision figurine hints at Pietro's false identity

Let's be real, Funko should be a household name for anyone reading an article about WandaVision. The company makes collectible figurines for various characters and figures in all areas of pop culture, but particularly comic books, movies, and television. There have already been quite a few unique Funko POP! figures released to go along with WandaVision, but one in particular has gotten our attention for a very specific reason. A promotional picture of a new Pietro Maximoff figure shows Peters' character running in his Halloween costume. But what really stands out is how the character's name is displayed within quotation marks, as "Pietro Maximoff." Though this could essentially mean nothing, many are theorizing that this styling choice signifies that "Pietro Maximoff" is the character's fake identity, hiding an unknown party — likely central to the mystery of WandaVision — in plain sight (via ComicBook.com).

Looking at other WandaVision Funko Pop products, like the recently announced Tommy and Billy figures in their Halloween costumes, their names are written normally without quotation marks. It's the same in the case of this Loki figure with the Tesseract. So why is Pietro's name different? Considering the layers of mystery already in WandaVision, with plenty of big reveals expected to come in the last three episodes, it wouldn't be that big of a surprise if this replacement Pietro ended up being someone much more influential to the story, and possibly sinister in nature.

Who could "Pietro Maximoff" really be?

Given all the theories as to who-the-hell this new Pietro really is, one possibility is Mephisto. In the Marvel Comics, Mephisto is a demon that rules over one dimension of Hell. During the Vision and the Scarlet Witch comic series of 1985, Wanda and Vision want to settle down and have a family. Sounds familiar, right? Having children with an android is obviously difficult, so Wanda uses magic to create their twins, Billy and Tommy. Unknowingly, the two boys are formed from parts of Mephisto, and when the demon reforms, he destroys them. Looking at this storyline from the comics, it would make perfect sense if someone pretending to be Wanda's long-lost-brother-Pietro-with-a-new-face turns out to be the demon in question.

WandaVision keeps leaving clues that Wanda is likely not the only one behind Westview, including the creepy yogurt commercial with a grinning, predatory shark, featured in episode 6. Sure, it could just be a metaphor for the trials of life, but both the shark and Pietro use the phrase "little dude," which feels like too much of a coincidence in a show like this. In another scene in which the boys go trick-or-treating, Pietro yells after them, "Unleash hell, demon spawn," which seems like a direct reference to their comic book origins. It's also possible that the true villain could also be someone other than Mephisto, like Nightmare, or even Shuma-Gorath. No matter who is behind the mask, the weird details about Pietro just keep adding up, but we won't know the truth until we watch the next episode of WandaVision.