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The WandaVision Villain Theory That Could Be The Key To The MCU's Future

There were two ways to approach watching WandaVision when it first premiered. You could go in as a fan of the MCU, using a paltry 50 hours of narrative stretched out across 23 movies as your entry point to the series. On the other hand, you could take the nobler path, poring over every comic book page from the combined century of backstory shared by Vision and the Scarlet Witch. You could go back and buy every Monica Rambeau appearance in trade paperback, analyzing each panel under a microscope. You could re-read every MCU press release from the last two years, and set out on a months-long campaign to secure the friendship of The Vision comic book miniseries author Tom King, liking his every social media post and complimenting every picture of his dog.

And, if you went with option B, you might have the inside skinny on the sort of head-canon that turns decades-old Marvel Comics storylines into the stuff of red-yarn-and-corkboard conspiracy walls. You might have called the fact that — cue music – it was Agatha all along, or that Sparky was doomed from the get-go. If you were especially vigilant, you might even have noticed that WandaVision seems to be setting up for the introduction of a prime Marvel villain — one who looks set to play an enormous role in the MCU moving forward.

Is WandaVision about to drop some Kang in our laps?

Meet Kang the Conqueror, the Marvel villain with more aliases than you can shake a branch of Flora colossus from Planet X at. Kang is also known as Rama-Tut, Victor Timely, and, in a convoluted divergent reality, Immortus. Kang the Conqueror's powers: Time travel, super strength, and energy projection, among others. Kang the Conqueror's favorite pastime: conquering every timeline.

In the comics (specifically explained in Avengers Forever #8 from 1999) Immortus takes a shine to the Scarlet Witch because she's what's called a Nexus Being, described as "one who belongs equally to all possible timelines, all realities and divergences." The Sparknotes version: she has access to every alternate universe, making her a valuable asset to a guy whose whole bailiwick is the subjugation of every dang old thing. He manipulates Wanda and Vision's relationship across multiple universes, before being shut down by the Time Bureau — AKA the agency from Disney+'s upcoming Loki series

This series of events complements WandaVision's headtrip really well, while also falling neatly in line with the fact that Kang is set to appear as the lead villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, portrayed by Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors. Kang's long, complicated history with the Fantastic Four also lends itself to the fan theory that WandaVision has been gearing up to introduce Reed Richards, Kang's nemesis and maybe-maybe-not ancestor, to the MCU. Additionally, the seventh episode of WandaVision marks the first mention of the Nexus of all Realities, and we also know that Wanda is confirmed to show up in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film. All in all, Immortus (or just straight up Kang) may appear any minute.

Or maybe — cue music again — it was Agatha all along.