This week’s episode of WandaVision took us into the stunning technicolor of the 1970s for a very Brady Bunch-flavored turn of events: Wanda’s pregnancy, as revealed last week, was progressing along at a breakneck pace (just in case there was any doubt at all left in your head that there’s something seriously messed up with Westville and, you know, reality as a whole in this show).
Not only is Wanda’s pregnancy lasting a matter of days, she’s also having twins–which, if you’re familiar with Wanda and Vision’s comic book history, ought to come as no surprise. But the real story of these bouncing baby boys is a complicated one that may (or may not) be layered with clues about the rest of the show. Let’s take a closer look.
Both Wanda and Vision have what we’ll generously call “complicated” histories in the comics, full of inexplicable memory loss, death and resurrection, origin story “retcons” (though most were done in such a way as to re-examine or handwave old versions of events away, rather than ignoring them entirely) and updates to powers and abilities. For a considerable amount of time in her early years, Wanda’s “witch” moniker was completely literal–her abilities were magic based and, as such, needed to be honed with practice and mentoring by another, more experienced magic user. Enter Agatha Harkness, another witch who helped Wanda learn better magic and who also did some other things like mentor Franklin Richards, the erstwhile son of Sue Storm and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. She’s a whole can of worms, don’t worry too much about that just yet.