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    9 "WandaVision" Theories That Seem Totally Legit

    So many mysteries to unravel.

    We're three episodes into WandaVision, and it's so much fun — especially because there are so many fan theories about what's actually going on. Here are some of the best...

    Wanda and Vision wearing '70s clothes sit on a couch looking uncertain
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    Just beware, there are some spoilers for the Marvel comics ahead!

    1. Wanda has created an alternate reality to escape her grief.

    Black and white image of Vision resting his chin on Wanda's head; they're dressed in '50s clothes
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    In the comics, there's a storyline in which Wanda's twins, Billy and Tommy, are killed, and she uses her powers to create her own paradise in which they're alive.

    Considering the way the show is playing out so far, it seems likely that it's at least partly inspired by this plot point. It could mean that Billy and Tommy are already dead. On the other hand, it could be her grief over Vision alone (the last time we saw him in the MCU, he was very dead!) that's fueling her fantasy.

    Just how conscious Wanda is of the falseness of her world is a huge question. There are signs that she's in control of events — she's rewound and "replayed" things more than once now — but whether that's something she's fully aware of or is deluding herself over is unclear.

    If Wanda is in control of the town, it would suggest that she's in control of the other characters, too — which might explain their strange behavior while Wanda was distracted and in labor.

    2. S.W.O.R.D. is trying to save Wanda.

    Geraldine in '70s style clothes and a SWORD logo pendant
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    S.W.O.R.D. is a secret agency, like S.H.I.E.L.D., and it seems to be heavily involved in WandaVision. The S.W.O.R.D. logo has appeared several times — including on the beekeeper and on Geraldine's pendant (more on her in a sec). Wanda obviously views this logo with suspicion, possibly because she doesn't want to leave her dream world, where Vision and her kids are alive.

    Some fans believe that S.W.O.R.D. is trying to rescue Wanda from herself (or whoever is holding her in this world), while others think that S.W.O.R.D. is trying to save the other characters from Wanda's control (both things could be simultaneously true!).

    3. S.W.O.R.D. and Wanda are trying to save Vision.

    Vision in a '50s style suit looks concerned
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    In Infinity War, Shuri had downloaded part of Vision's mind before he died. This fan believes that Wanda is working with S.H.I.E.L.D. in the false reality to try to salvage and restore what's left of him. It would be a nice way to keep his character in the MCU.

    4. Geraldine is Monica Rambeau.

    Geraldine in '60s style hair and makeup in a black and white shot
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    This is less theory and more actual fact, although it hasn't been confirmed within the show yet. Monica Rambeau appeared in Captain Marvel as a child — the daughter of Carol's best friend, Maria — and now it seems that she's working with S.W.O.R.D., possibly trying to pull Wanda out of her false reality. Many fans believe that the toy helicopter Wanda saw in Episode 2 was a sign of Monica "crashing" into Wanda's world, since Geraldine popped up not long after.

    5. Agnes is secretly Agatha Harkness, a witch.

    Agnes in '60s costume smiles at Wanda
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    Agatha Harkness is a comic book character who has been both a mentor to Wanda and an adversary at different times. Because of the similarity in their names and the way that Agnes is somewhat of a mentor to Wanda on the show, many people think she is Agatha. The name of Agnes's rabbit, "Señor Scratchy," could be a nod to Agatha's son's name, Nicholas Scratch.

    6. A demonlike character called Mephisto is controlling Wanda's world.

    Wanda wears a tophat and holds a rabbit
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    Mephisto is a character heavily tied to Wanda and her twins. In the comics, Wanda's magical powers create her twins, using fragments of Mephisto's soul. Mephisto later absorbs the twins, effectively ending their lives.

    It's possible that this storyline is playing out in the show — or a version of it, at least. Some fans believe that Mephisto is keeping Wanda and the twins in this reality until the latter start manifesting powers, at which point he will absorb them (hence the creepy "for the children" comments in Episode 2).

    There have been hints of Mephisto's presence — Bev's comment that "the devil's in the details," and Agnes's response, "That's not the only place he is," in Episode 2, could refer to him, since he's often associated with Satan. One fan has even suggested that as a shape-shifter, he's literally appeared in each episode, taking the form of a different animal each time (lobster, rabbit, and stork). In this case, the rabbit's name being Señor Scratchy could be a hint that he is the "devil."

    7. Wanda's kids will be part of the Young Avengers.

    Scott and Cassie Lang emotionally touch each other's faces
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    Fans have believed for a while that the MCU will introduce the Young Avengers — as the name suggests, they're like the Avengers but young (teens, to be specific). We've seen (or will soon see) some of them already — Cassie Lang, Scott Lang's daughter; Kate Bishop, who becomes Hawkeye after Clint and will appear in the new show Hawkeye; and America Chavez, who will be in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which many believe WandaVision is ultimately the setup for. If the Young Avengers happen, Tommy and Billy will no doubt be a part of them (in the comics, they are reincarnated after Mephisto absorbs them).

    8. Vision isn't Vision.

    Vision wears a cardigan and holds up one hand
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    Most fans believe that Vision is really dead, and while many assume that the Vision we see in the show is a product of Wanda's magic, some believe that he's another character disguised as Vision. One theory is that it's Doctor Strange and he is appearing as Vision to help guide Wanda through the stages of grief. Another theory is that he is Wonder Man. In the comics, Vision's brainwaves are based on Wonder Man's, and both of them are in love with Wanda. It certainly would be an interesting way to introduce the character into the MCU.

    9. And finally, the commercials are all related to Wanda's trauma.

    A Hydra watch
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    As this fan points out, the fake commercials we've seen on WandaVision all seem to be related to trauma that Wanda has experienced. The toaster ad we saw in Episode 1 represents the Stark bomb that killed her parents; the watch could symbolize the way that Hydra imprisoned and monitored Wanda and Pietro, while the bath soap is connected to the way the two of them were brainwashed. If this is true, future commercials could provide hints about the events that have caused Wanda to create or exist in this alternate reality.

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