'WandaVision:' Who Is the Scarlet Witch's Brother?

After much anticipation, Wanda Maximoff’s series with Vision finally premieres on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+. There, fans expect to learn more about her relationship with this Avenger and they travel through some of the most iconic sitcoms in history. 

When it comes to Wanda’s past, though, some turn to her appearance on Age of Ultron, where she and her brother fought alongside Tony Stark and the other Marvel heroes. Here’s what we know about Quicksilver, real name Pietro Maximoff.

Yes, Wanda Maximoff had a brother named Pietro Maximoff

Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is powerful and when Marvel viewers were introduced to her with Avengers: Age of Ultron, she wasn’t alone. Wanda Maximoff was fighting and living with her brother, Pietro Maximoff (portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson,) who also went by the name Quicksilver. 

Just like his sister, Pietro Maximoff has pretty impressive powers, including superhuman speed, reflexes, and accelerated perception. However, this character died within the MCU shortly after he was introduced to viewers. 

After the rise and fall of HYDRA, (the same organization that gave them their powers,) the pair teamed up with Ultron to seek their revenge on Tony Stark. When they realized the true intentions of Utron, they switched sides and helped the Avengers take the program down.

Presumably, fans have seen the last of Quicksilver in the MCU

Although this character was an important part of Wanda’s story, his life with the Avengers didn’t last long. While fighting with the Avengers in Age of Ultron, Quicksilver died to save Hawkeye and a child from the film. 

Distraught at the loss of her brother, the Avengers took Wanda Maximoff under their wing. She fought alongside them for Avengers: Civil War and, eventually, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Scarlet Witch now has her own Disney+ series with Vision

Without her brother at her side, Scarlet Witch went on several adventures with the other Avengers. She helped defeat Thanos, saving the universe in the process. She befriended another Avenger, Vision, and eventually started a romantic relationship with the character. 

Now, these two will star in their own Disney+ series, premiering during January 2021. WandaVision tells the story of one “unusual couple” trying to have a normal life. Normal life, though, is different based on the decade, and these two superheroes are going to try them all. 

Thanks to the trailer, fans learned that this series is inspired by some of history’s best sitcoms, including I Love Lucy, Modern Family, and Full House. The rest of the story, however, is still somewhat of a mystery. Disney+ subscribers will just have to wait until Jan. 15, 2021 for the first episode of this Marvel series. 

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