By this point, viewers go into each new WandaVision episode with an expectation that there will be some type of revelation or surprise. And Episode 7 did not disappoint, with an added mid-credit scene that no other episode has had up until this point. But what does this mean for Evan Peters’ character, especially after that big reveal right before? [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for WandaVision].
Evan Peters made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Episode 5
In Episode 6, Wanda sends Pietro — played by Evan Peters and not Aaron Taylor-Johnson like in Avengers: Age of Ultron — flying through the town’s square. This is during Halloween, after he makes a comment about Vision dying twice.
In Episode 7, he’s nowhere to be seen. Wanda tells the twins that he wasn’t their uncle and she really has no explanation for who he is or what’s going on. That seemed to confirm that any theories about Peters being in disguise as Pietro or Quicksilver were true. Add in the reveal that Agnes was really Agatha Harkness, an ancient witch. It turns out she was manipulating Wanda the whole time in different ways, including where Pietro was involved. This makes the theory that Peters’ character is one in disguise seem even more like the case.
However, that mid-credit scene could have thrown a bit of a wrench in that.
Agnes was revealed to be Agatha Harkness, and she manipulated Peters’ character, but that doesn’t mean he’s part of her plot
During the fabulous “It Was Agatha All Along” theme song at the end that showed a montage of Agatha’s antics throughout WandaVision, Peters’ entrance on the series was showcased. Agatha’s purple magic surrounds his back as he opens the door and it makes it look like she’s controlling him. Possibly, that she created him.
While part of that most likely is true, Peters could still be the Quicksilver from Fox’s X-Men universe. In the mid-credit scene, Monica shows up to Agatha’s house — where Wanda is now captive in the basement — and pulls open the cellar doors. Just as she peers inside, Peters’ character comes up and says, “Snoopers gonna snoop.”
He doesn’t seem overtly malicious and is in a tie-dye shirt and beanie. While it’s literally a five second moment, some fans are already convinced that this proves it’s the X-Men Quicksilver.
One Reddit user commented, “It seems more likely that Pietro IS Peter from the Xmen universe; Agatha’s house is overtop off the Nexus of all realities, and she plucked him out of there to mess with Wanda. Wanda’s blast in episode 6 might’ve shook him from Agatha’s control.”
What is a Nexus? In the comics, the Nexus is a gateway of sorts that connects multiple dimensions and realities. Sound familiar? It’s typically created by a being, and in the comics Scarlet Witch is a Nexus Being. This means a lot of things, but ultimately that she can alter the future and time and most likely the Nexus portal, judging by how the MCU is setting this up.
But, anyway, another user wrote that Peters’ Quicksilver, the Fox one, was probably “pulled through the multiverse through a nexus, his sister Wanda from this reality, only to be manipulated by Agnes to further whatever agenda she has that requires multiversal shenanigans and nexus offspring.”
However, there is a theory that he’s Agatha’s son, Nicholas Scratch, who is evil
Again, the audience didn’t see Agatha create Pietro, just manipulate him. So it’s possible that he’s just not under her control anymore, and now might help Monica in saving Wanda and the twins (if they still… exist).
However, what if Peters’ character isn’t a good guy at all? What if he’s not even a Maximoff? One Reddit user pointed out that he could be Agatha Harkness’ son from the comics, Nicholas Scratch. The rabbit’s name is Señor Scratchy, which could be a callback to Scratch’s name and a hint. In the comics, Nicholas Scratch is a warlock, taking after his mother with magical capabilities. He’s evil, whereas Agatha is pretty much morally ambiguous in the comics.
But, another user pointed out that because viewers see Agatha manipulating Peters’ character, there’s no way they could be working together. Because if they were, why would she have to control him?
Unless, of course, she wasn’t controlling him in that instance and was instead giving him some of Pietro’s memories and abilities. Somehow helping him in blending in as Wanda’s Pietro even though he’s her son. He might be a warlock in the comics, but maybe he needs that added boost from mommy dearest.
But why would Marvel bring Peters in this role without connecting to Fox’s Quicksilver? Most likely just to throw fans off, if this ends up being the case.
Of course, as with all things WandaVision, we’ll have to wait and see.