‘WandaVision’: The Mephisto Theory Makes Sense With How Wanda and Vision’s Kids Are Created in the Comics as Well
Wanda Maximoff and Vision are living a domestic fantasy in WandaVision, but with each passing episode, things are getting harder to control. There’s a theory that the Marvel villain Mephisto is around the corner, as well. And with the arrival of Wanda’s two twin boys, that theory got a major boost thanks to their connection in the comics. [Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for WandaVision].
Wanda and Vision just had two healthy, twin boys; Are they real?
In Episode 3, “Now In Color,” Wanda’s pregnancy was progressing at an alarming rate. And while it might seem like a schtick in a show for giggles, Vision is alarmed because it’s not normal. Meaning it’s not supposed to be like that, as it shouldn’t be for any normal, pregnant person.
With that said, it goes on throughout the episode and the pregnancy makes Wanda’s powers go haywire. She ends up having the baby, which ends up being two babies. Convenient, since Wanda and Vision couldn’t decide on the name.
If it seems too convenient, that might be because it is. As viewers found out in Episode 4, “We Interrupt This Program,” this fake reality in Westview is all Wanda’s doing. So her having two boys to satisfy her and Vision’s name issue was certainly on purpose as well. And with Vision being dead — and a synthezoid to begin with — are these baby boys even real?
To Wanda, yes, they are.
And in the comics, they’re as real as can be. They have thoughts of their own and move and breathe like regular babies and look like them too. However, as real as they are, they’re only as real as magic can make them. Magic can’t make real, human souls. And that’s where Mephisto comes in.
The way that the twins were made in the comics goes hand-in-hand with the popular Mephisto theory
If your first thought when Wanda became pregnant with Vision’s children was, “How do you have a robot’s kid?” you’re asking the right questions. Other than the fact that, again, he’s dead. And Episode 4 made sure to remind fans with that very creepy shot of grey Vision.
But in the comics, Wanda uses her magic to create her twin boys and doesn’t need Vision. However, she siphons off a piece of Mephisto’s soul to do this, when she was just trying to use magical energy in general and that’s how he got involved.
In the comics, Mephisto is this big, red villain who looks like the comic version of the devil because that’s who he is. He’s known as Satan and is a demon who’s been around for millennia. So having Satan involved in the birth of your twins isn’t great, to begin with.
However, then if you look at the fact that the twins aren’t really real, and things don’t look good for Wanda’s “stable” suburban life, either.
If this comic book storyline is followed, things don’t bode well for Wanda and her twin boys
Marvel comics give great insight into what could happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so if you don’t want to spoil it, go no further.
But in the books, Tommy and Billy eventually have to be reabsorbed back into Mephisto because they’re magical constructs. And, as anyone could guess, this doesn’t go over well with Scarlet Witch in the comics. And for MCU Wanda? She’s already at her breaking point (or already past it, honestly).
The twins’ future disappearance would compound onto Wanda’s laundry list of grief and personal loss. If this happens in the MCU, for example, she would have first lost Pietro, then Vision. That already forced her to create this false reality where she lives in a happy, all-American sitcom with the love of her life. If she has to lose Vision again (because he’s, of course, still dead) and then has to lose her twins? That would cause the comic book version of events that cause Wanda to nearly destroy the fabric of reality to come to the MCU.
This leads into the House of M comics where she creates a new reality, so WandaVision is a little ahead of the game in that regard. In those comics, her reality is a place where mutants are the dominant race, not regular humans. Some theorize that, in the MCU, this could create the conjunction of the multiverses, leading into the plot of Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It would also be the perfect time to introduce the X-Men into the MCU, as well as other properties like Deadpool and Evan Peters’ Quicksilver (which is rumored).
Whatever happens, the connection between Wanda’s twins and Mephisto just seems too close to ignore.