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There Are Actually 19 Heroes That Scarlet Witch Hasn't Met In The MCU

Now that we've got our feet firmly planted in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it feels like we've witnessed every possible combination of characters, especially after 2019's massive superhero crossover event in "Avengers: Endgame." But even after appearing in three "Avengers" films and her own Disney+ series, there are still a number of heroes in the MCU that haven't yet been shown interacting onscreen with Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). But which ones, you ask? Well, we'll tell you.

But first, let's set up some ground rules. When we were considering which MCU characters count as "heroes," we decided to stick to significant characters who've participated in combat within the MCU. We realize this means going with a pretty militaristic definition of "hero," but considering just how vast the cast of the MCU has gotten and how many allies each of the good guys have, including each and every character who's ever sided with the Avengers, doing any different would result in a list many dozens of entries long. We're also ruling out deceased characters and characters who we know are coming but haven't yet been introduced. That said, that still leaves us with 19 heroes (or heroic teams) who haven't yet crossed paths with the reality-bending super-twin.

Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch would have a magical meeting

While we know that the Sorcerer Supreme and the Scarlet Witch will share a story in the upcoming "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," the two haven't yet actually met up in the MCU — at least not officially. Both were present at the "Endgame" battle and at Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) funeral, but we never saw them interact, and neither occasion really seemed like a big networking event. We're sure they each have to know of each other by now, but neither has gone out of their way to introduce themselves yet.

Of course, now that Wanda has fractured reality, pieced it back together at least once, and has ascended to as-yet untold levels of power as of the end of "WandaVision," she's almost definitely on Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) radar. So if we had to guess how this meet-up will eventually happen, our money is on the good doctor seeking out the newly minted Scarlet Witch, although whether it's to help her or oppose her is anyone's guess.

Captain Marvel and Wanda keep barely missing each other

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is another MCU hero who's existed in the same space as Wanda a couple times without actually meeting her. Like Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel was at Tony's funeral, but she was standing off by herself (and we wouldn't be shocked if she flew off back into space as soon as it was over). She was also in the "Endgame" battle, and Wanda was even the first to arrive to help her as part of the film's controversial A-Force scene. But Wanda never actually speaks to Carol, responding instead to Peter, and no introductions are made. The two never even really look at each other.

With Carol spending most of her time out in space, keeping the peace on multiple planets and only phoning in to meetings on Earth when the situation permits, it's not shocking that these two powerful heroes haven't yet taken the time to exchange pleasantries. But whenever they do carve out a moment in their busy schedules for one another, it's a meeting we're anxious to see.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been living in a different world

It's not all that surprising that the mostly outer space-based Guardians of the Galaxy haven't yet crossed paths with the earthbound Wanda Maximoff. Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) did spend a fair amount of time on Earth after the Snap, but of course, Wanda was dusted by then, and they didn't exactly get a chance to hang out during the climactic battle at the end of "Infinity War." Then, once the rest of the Guardians returned in "Endgame," they stuck around for Tony's funeral (but again, were never seen interacting with Wanda), but they took off shortly thereafter with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in tow.

As Wanda's powers increase, it's very likely that she won't be restricted to Earth anymore and may one day bump into the Guardians somewhere along the edges of the universe. But for now, she seems pretty tied to planet Earth (albeit, varying versions of it), so it may be a while before we see this meeting take place.

The Eternals have been keeping humanity at arm's length

Although the Eternals have been around for thousands of years, they've never concerned themselves with the battles of the Avengers, reserving their efforts solely to keeping the cosmically created Deviants at bay. They even stayed out of the war against Thanos (Josh Brolin), believing that it was a conflict that humanity (and every other species) had to work out amongst themselves. So it's not exactly surprising that, as far as we know, the Eternals have never had reason to introduce themselves to Wanda Maximoff.

However, by the end of "Eternals," some of the immortal beings have decided that they no longer believe in their former hands-off approach to humanity, so we expect them to get much more involved in the world of humans and superheroes as the MCU continues. That probably means that the Eternals will meet Wanda sooner or later, and they'll probably be astounded by her power when they do.

Loki and Wanda could have a reality-bending meeting

Wanda Maximoff and the trickster god Loki (Tom Hiddleston) may have each received their own Disney+ spinoff series around the same time, but as much as some fans have enjoyed speculating that the finales of the two series may be connected, the two characters still haven't officially met. 

This doesn't come as a huge surprise. Wanda entered the MCU after the events of "The Avengers," which was the only time Loki spent a significant amount of time on Earth, and then he died at the beginning of "Avengers: Infinity War" before Wanda even knew there was a problem. Sure, a variant version (or several) of Loki now exists in the MCU, but as far as we know, none of those variants have concerned themselves with the affairs of the Scarlet Witch.

Of course, that could all change soon, with the end of "Loki" Season 1 creating infinite variant timelines, which almost definitely will tie into the multiverse that will be explored in upcoming Phase 4 films. Since Wanda is confirmed to be appearing in at least one of those films, and since Loki is currently the only major MCU character who knows what's going on with the splintering timelines, we wouldn't rule out that the two will come together as a result of reality breaking apart.

Shang-Chi and the Scarlet Witch could be kindred spirits

The newest solo hero to enter the MCU is Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), a seemingly regular Chinese-American valet who has a secret past as an assassin and who eventually comes into possession of the mystical Ten Rings, which grant extraordinary powers and long life to the bearer. So far, Shang-Chi has only appeared once in the MCU, in his solo origin movie "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." That film largely stood alone from the greater MCU, with the exception of a fun post-credits scene, a surprising "Iron Man 3" crossover, and cameos from an old Hulk enemy and Doctor Strange's sidekick, Wong (Benedict Wong). Plus most of the film was set in China. So it makes sense that Wanda never showed up.

Yet we can't help but hope that a meeting isn't far off. Both Shang-Chi and Wanda are superpowered individuals with dark pasts whose childhood trauma pushed them to do things they now deeply regret. They have much more in common than meets the eye, so we hope they hit it off immediately whenever they cross paths.

Katy Chen and Wanda could each use a friend

Shang-Chi's best friend Katy (Awkwafina) also became an unexpected hero in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," using her newly acquired bow and arrow skills to land a pivotal shot during the film's climactic battle. While she doesn't possess any superpowers of her own (that we know of), Wong looping her in with Shang-Chi at the end of the film seems to set her on a path toward possibly becoming a superhero in her own right.

While that life isn't something that Katy ever imagined for herself, she seems surprisingly well-suited for it, a progression that Wanda Maximoff could understand all too well. So although the two didn't get a chance to meet in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," we hope a meeting could be coming soon. With her best friend suddenly the heir apparent to a millennia-old super-legacy, Katy could probably use someone else to talk to, and Wanda is certainly in need of a friend after all she's been through.

Xialing may find the fighter in Wanda

Is Shang-Chi's younger sister, Xialing (Meng'er Zhang), a hero after the events of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?" The end credits scene leaves the answer to that question unclear since it shows that Xialing has assumed leadership of the Ten Rings following her father's death. In Wenwu's (Tony Leung) time, the Ten Rings were an international crime and terrorist syndicate. It's possible that Xialing could turn the organization around and use it for good, but that remains to be seen.

Still, in "Shang-Chi," Xialing definitely fought heroically, even being willing to sacrifice herself in the name of the greater good, which puts her solidly in the "hero" camp until proven otherwise. And if she remains a hero, we'd love to see a meeting between the rope dart-wielding Xialing and Wanda, who manipulates her own red-hued weapons with equally deadly grace. Something tells us these two powerful and consistently underestimated women would get along.

Yelena Belova and Wanda have a heartbreaking loss in common

Another Phase 4 hero who may or may not remain heroic going forward is Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), younger sister of superspy and original Avenger Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Natasha and Yelena reunited in "Black Widow," which was set between the events of "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War," after spending years apart once Natasha defected from the KGB to work for SHIELD. The two then teamed up to help take down the Red Room, the clandestine Russian training program that served as the source of both their skills and their significant childhood trauma.

Following the events of "Avengers: Endgame," Yelena was given information intended to make her believe that Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was responsible for Natasha's death. With Yelena set to make an appearance in "Hawkeye," that could mean that she'll be acting as a villain next time we see her. But who knows, maybe Wanda could be the one to set her straight, giving her the same sort of inspiring speech Clint once gave her. And whenever they do meet, perhaps Wanda will be just the person Yelena needs to connect with to help her deal with her feelings about losing her beloved sibling.

Jane Foster left before Wanda showed up

We haven't seen Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in the MCU since "Thor: The Dark World," which took place before Wanda even showed up in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," so it's no surprise that the two haven't met yet. The last time we saw Jane, she was a world-renowned astrophysicist and Thor's girlfriend, but the two broke up offscreen sometime between "Age of Ultron" and "Thor: Ragnarok." However, the next time we see her in "Thor: Love and Thunder," Natalie Portman herself has confirmed that she will be donning her own superhero suit as the God of Thunder herself, Mighty Thor.

Of course, as a millennia-old Asgardian with super strength who can also fly and manipulate lightning, Thor has consistently been one of the most powerful characters in the MCU, but Wanda definitely gives him a run for his money. Wanda and Thor haven't traditionally interacted much, but who knows how that might change with the multiverse now threatening to crack open like an egg. And as another human who will supposedly pick up some serious superpowers through her encounter with an alien artifact, Jane may find Wanda relates to her surprising new circumstances more than you might think.

Hope Van Dyne and her parents could be the family Wanda needs

Despite Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) showing up to fight alongside Wanda on Team Cap in "Captain America: Civil War" and playing an instrumental role in "Avengers: Endgame," the rest of Team Ant-Man really hasn't had much opportunity to interact with the other Avengers. Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) got an invite to the big battle against Thanos and made an appearance at Tony's funeral as well, along with her parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Ant-Man and the Wasp. But like the other funeral guests, we didn't ever find out if they got much of a chance to chat with one another or make new introductions.

Wanda Maximoff has lost her family several times over by now — losing her parents to a bomb when she was young, her brother to Ultron when she was older, her partner to Thanos (twice), and then her husband and children to the greater good in order to save reality. Maybe she'd find some stability in a relationship with a different superhero family, where everyone is still alive and well and no one is likely to blink out of existence (again) anytime soon.

Peggy Carter would enjoy meeting Steve's friends

Given that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) passed away from old age during the events of "Captain America: Civil War," she never got a chance to meet Wanda, who was a barely minted Avenger back then. But back in her heyday, Peggy was every bit as noble, brave, and self-sacrificing as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), which explains why Cap ultimately abandoned his life in the present to live out his days with Peggy in the past.

Now that we know time travel is possible in the MCU — along with whatever is going to happen whenever the multiverse truly starts spinning off infinite new branches — we can't rule out the possibility that Wanda and Peggy could meet someday. Not only would it be great for Peggy to finally get to meet some of Steve's friends from the future, but someone under as much stress as Wanda would probably enjoy getting to spend time with one of the more level-headed and practical characters in the MCU.

Valkyrie may see the Scarlet Witch as a threat

Like many of the others on this list, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Wanda fought side by side in the final battle of "Avengers: Endgame," but we never noticed the two taking a moment to exchange pleasantries. Following Tony's funeral, Valkyrie was given command of the surviving Asgardians, with Thor passing her his title as king of New Asgard. So Valkyrie is still around on Earth, albeit not very close to Wanda's last-known location of Westview, New Jersey.

That said, we don't know where the cabin Wanda was staying in at the end of "WandaVision" was located. Could it have been nestled between the mountains of Norway, not too far from Valkyrie's Asgardian settlement? Perhaps, although it seems more likely that the two will eventually meet due to superheroic duty calling and not because they just happen to be geographic neighbors. It will be interesting to see how Valkyrie's "punch first, ask questions later" approach to human interaction matches up with Wanda's magical tactics, and if these two will hit it off ... or just hit each other.

Pepper Potts would likely share Wanda's pain

As the widow of the late Tony Stark, it would've been fitting for Wanda and Pepper to have interacted at Tony's funeral, but since we never saw it happen, we can't say for sure that they've met. Similarly, as the CEO of Stark Industries, it wouldn't have been at all implausible for the two to have run across each other while Wanda was living (more or less under house arrest) in Avengers Tower, but again, we never saw the two of them even share a scene in the Stark-owned building, much less speak to one another.

Pepper showed up in "Endgame" in her Rescue armor, fighting alongside her husband — and, elsewhere on the battlefield, Wanda — in an effort to save the world. But we suspect that with Tony gone, Pepper's superhero days are behind her. Still, having recently lost her husband to Thanos, Pepper is more uniquely suited than most to understand the particular pain Wanda feels, which could lead to a poignant interaction if the two ever cross paths again.

Wong could wind up tracking Wanda down

As the second-in-command to the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong has been tasked with running some of Doctor Strange's more sensitive and high-stakes errands for him, including rounding up a literal army (or several) at the end of "Avengers: Endgame" and recruiting Shang-Chi and Katy for further training at the end of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." But so far, the surly Master of the Mystic Arts' to-do list has not included chasing down Wanda Maximoff, although it feels like that won't be the case for much longer.

Considering that, from their Sanctum in New York City, Wong and Strange keep an eye on the rest of the universe in an effort to make sure everything stays in balance, Wanda is sure to have caught their eye with her reality-bending occupation of an entire New Jersey town. Perhaps it will be Wong who eventually finds Wanda at her cabin refuge and sits her down for a heart to heart about her reckless use of magic, or maybe Wanda will show up at the Sanctum of her own accord, seeking the Sorcerers' help in finding her lost children.

Nakia may need someone to talk to

The cast of "Black Panther" is absolutely bursting with heroes, several of whom Wanda met and fought alongside when the Wakandan army helped defend Vision (Paul Bettany) from Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War." But Wanda didn't get a chance to meet all of the key players in Wakanda, including Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) love interest in "Black Panther" and a skilled spy/warrior in her own right. Although Nakia was a trusted advisor to King T'Challa and instrumental in his decision to open Wakanda to the rest of the world, her duties must've taken her elsewhere during the fateful battle since she was nowhere to be found.

If Wanda ever has reason to return to Wakanda, a meeting with Nakia has the potential to be both interesting and poignant, especially if "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" opts to deal with the tragic real-life death of Chadwick Boseman by writing the death of T'Challa into its fictional world. Few heroes in the MCU can understand the grief that comes from the death of a loved one as well as Wanda. If the two are one day able to meet, we hope it will be healing for both of them.

M'Baku would get a kick out of Wanda

Unlike Nakia, M'Baku (Winston Duke) was around during Wanda's visit to Wakanda during "Avengers: Infinity War," but while M'Baku and his soldiers helped hold off Thanos' forces at the perimeter of the city, Wanda remained inside with Vision until well into the battle. When the fighting died down — literally — there was no time left for introductions before Wanda had disappeared into dust. Similarly, while Wanda and M'Baku were present for the final battle in "Endgame," no one was pausing to make introductions.

The Scarlet Witch and the gruff Wakandan leader likely would not have much in common if they were ever to meet, but that doesn't mean we don't want to see it. After all, it's sometimes in the most unlikely pairings that the MCU finds some of its most memorable moments, such as when Tony and Nebula (Karen Gillan) spent an extended period of time on a spaceship together in "Endgame." So while we're not sure why Wanda and M'Baku might hang out, we know it would be fascinating to watch.

Everett K. Ross would probably have his guard up around the Scarlet Witch

If we're being completely honest, it doesn't really make sense that Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) and Wanda Maximoff didn't wind up meeting during "Captain America: Civil War." After all, when the deputy task force commander of the CIA arrived to deal with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he wound up butting heads with Steve Rogers and, by extension, his allies, which quickly came to include Wanda. Yet Ross wound up mostly dealing with Steve, Tony, T'Challa, and Natasha, never taking the time to call a group meeting with everyone in both camps.

So what is a mostly by-the-book government operative to make of the Scarlet Witch, especially after she ran circles around SWORD in "WandaVision?" Hopefully after his visit to Wakanda in "Black Panther," where he fought shoulder to shoulder with the Wakandans, Ross is able to see the world with a little more nuance, so he won't be quite as quick to lock Wanda up. Still, after the events of "WandaVision," we wouldn't blame Wanda for being wary whenever she eventually finds herself face to face with Ross.

Lady Sif knows what it's like to experience loss

Last seen in the MCU during "Thor: The Dark World" (minus a brief outside-of-time appearance in "Loki"), Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) is the last of Thor's original tight-knit group of allies still standing. All of the Warriors Three perished during "Thor: Ragnarok," unceremoniously slain by Hela (Cate Blanchett), but Sif was mercifully absent from both the genocide of "Thor: Ragnarok" and the subsequent slaughter in "Avengers: Infinity War," which also means she hasn't been around in the MCU since before Wanda first appeared.

We're not sure where Lady Sif has been all this time, although we're sure we'll find out when she returns in "Thor: Love and Thunder." But considering the Warriors Three were like brothers to her and that she's now without a home following the destruction of Asgard, the Asgardian warrior may find herself relating pretty closely to the Scarlet Witch whenever the two eventually do meet.