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Why Scarlet Witch And Vision's Marriage In The Comics Makes No Sense

For as much as comic book writers care about delivering action, suspense, and drama to readers, they're not afraid to toss in romance for good measure too. Specifically, in the context of Marvel Comics, more than a few pairings have found their way into the hearts of fans over the years. Some of the most prominent and beloved include Reed Richards and Susan Storm of the Fantastic Four, Peter "Spider-Man" Parker and Mary Jane Watson, and Young Avengers staples Hulkling and Wiccan. Of course, no discussion of Marvel's it-couples is complete without Wanda "Scarlet Witch" Maximoff and Vision.

The love between Wanda and Vision in print dates back decades, making them a more than established romantic pairing in 2022. In fact, their Marvel Comics legacies are so intertwined that Marvel Studios made their love a focal point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From their first meeting in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to their morally questionable reunion in 2021's "WandaVision," the two heroes have become synonymous throughout their stories. For the most part, however, these live-action takes don't borrow too heavily from the comics aside from the odd Easter egg or broad story beat.

Some Marvel Comics purists might not like that the MCU's Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) aren't direct adaptations from the source material, but that might be for the best. In regards to one specific moment, Wanda and Vision's page relationship doesn't make the most sense, even by comic book standards.

Wanda and Vision's marriage got off to a confusing start

As far as what Wanda Maximoff and Vision's romance looked like in the comics, Marvel Studios has covered much of the same ground already. They've met, fallen in love, and even had kids, Billy and Tommy, in some manner of speaking. However, there's something they haven't properly pulled off yet due to Vision's death in "Avengers: Infinity War" and later resurrection under S.W.O.R.D. and its director, Tyler Hayward (Josh Stamberg): marriage. Wanda and Vis have tied the knot in print, but not without confusing readers in the process.

Upon proposing, Vision delivers a moving speech about how he has metaphorically moved past being a synthetic creation. He now sees himself as a man who's ready to devote himself entirely to Wanda. In response, she says, "Don't you see? Love is for souls, not bodies?" — a statement that inadvertently builds a case against their marriage. Seeing as Vision isn't fully human, he technically lacks a soul as we know it, which would mean that he can't fall in love in the first place. Not to mention, they wed in Vietnam, where marriage is only legal between two humans.

Regardless of these confusing bits of information, Wanda Maximoff and Vision went on to become one of Marvel Comics' most famous odd couples in the years that followed. Considering how ingrained they've become in modern pop culture and how goofy Marvel Comics can be, to begin with, there's no harm in just brushing these flubs under the rug.