When first announced, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney + shows sparked a wave of excitement and apprehension from fans. The series had the potential to bring back favorite characters and give them time to shine like the movies couldn’t, but the format was unusual, as were the circumstances of their stars.
WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki are out now, and each series has added its own twist to the stories fans know and love. But like in the movies, all the characters in the shows are different, and some are just smarter than others.
ten Vision beats the original version of himself with a philosophical concept
The announcement of Vision’s return after her tragic death in Avengers: Infinity War took many by surprise. But Vision fans weren’t disappointed. In fact, the character has finally started to shine a bit more after his less than ideal performance in his latest film. In WandaVision, he appears in two forms – Hex Vision, created from the magic of chaos, due to Wanda’s grief, and White Vision, a SWORD experience based on the original vision body.
Throughout the series, Hex Vision notices the suspicious nature of the Hex and confronts his wife Wanda about it. When White Vision is sent after them to destroy them, Hex Vision introduces him to the Theseus ship thought experiment. The ship is an artifact in a museum, and over time its planks begin to rot. They are gradually replaced, which makes one wonder if the final object is not even the ship of Theseus. White Vision is embroiled in the concept, and after Hex Vision also offers him some of his memories, the synthezoid created by SWORD realizes his orders contain a logical error and flees Westview.
9 Agatha Harkness successfully manipulates Wanda’s own hexagon
Originally appearing on the series as Wanda’s helpful neighbor Agnes, Agatha Harkness is later revealed to be a witch gifted in dark magic. After being sentenced to death by her coven in penance for her practices, she kills them in retaliation. In 2023, she encounters the Westview Anomaly and investigates, using the Darkhold to enhance her powers.
She weaves her way through the dynamics of the Maximoff family, all with one goal in mind: to learn how Wanda was able to create the Hex and steal her powers. In the end, she gets a little too arrogant and is overwhelmed by Wanda.
8 Wanda defeats Agatha using her own powers
Although she is a very powerful magic user, Wanda is at a disadvantage in a fight against Agatha. Agatha feeds off Wanda’s magic, and any attempt at retaliation plays into Wanda’s plans. However, while interrogating Wanda, Agatha reveals a set of runes she created to incapacitate Wanda and render her unable to use her powers.
Wanda not only memorizes the runes under a lot of pressure, but she uses them while pretending to fight a losing battle against Agatha. She embraces his power, becoming the scarlet witch she was always meant to be. At the same time, she recognizes the wrong she has done and dissolves the Hex, even though she is keenly aware that it means losing her family. When she leaves Westview, she takes the Darkhold with her. She is last shown studying the Tome of Dark Arts.
7 Darcy Lewis discovers the broadcast of the sitcom WandaVision
Darcy Lewis grew a lot throughout his time in the MCU. At first, her appearances are rare and she’s just Jane Foster’s quirky intern. After Thor: The Dark World, she begins to study astrophysics. She appears in WandaVision as a fully qualified scientist. It is she who discovers the WandaVision sitcom broadcast. She also learns about Tyler Hayward’s Project Cataract – his plans to arm the remnants of the original vision, turning him into White Vision.
6 The Loki variant easily determines the location of his alternate self
Loki doesn’t have the best story to come up with great deals. Its diagram in Avengers became almost laughable after his memorable exchange with Tony Stark. Even so, his intelligence has always been evident. In Loki, he displays his multilingualism by speaking to the Romans of Pompeii in their mother tongue. He easily determines that his female alternate self is lurking in the apocalypses, which is all the more remarkable as he finds one of the clues when he mourns his homeland.
It is also he who tries to reason Sylvie and to prevent her from killing the one who remains. He is notably much more reckless than he should be, as evidenced by his heavy drinking on Lamentis, so he is an example of a smart man who displays flare-ups of irrationality due to trauma and dementia. ‘arrogance.
5 Whoever stays controls the balance between countless universes
The creator of TVA, He Who Remains is a villain who seems impossible to defeat. As a mere human, he’s so smart that he invents dimensional travel, which leads to war in the multiverse. As the Remaining One, he is omniscient, having seen and experienced everything in the Sacred Timeline to some extent. He pulls all the strings in an operation of cosmic scales. He has the potential to become a much more dangerous villain than Thanos.
4 Bucky Barnes creates flawless strategy to free Baron Zemo
Bucky Barnes may have spent the past two decades as a killing machine, but he’s more than that. His efficiency and intelligence are best demonstrated when he frees Baron Zemo from his captivity. He anticipates every move of the prisoners and guards and manages to secure a very dangerous criminal with almost ridiculous ease. He may refuse to use the skills he learned as a Winter Soldier, but there is still plenty of room for him to grow further in the MCU.
3 Baron Zemo is the spirit behind the operation to defeat the flag breakers
Bucky chooses to free Zemo because of the much greater threat, the Flag Smashers, super-soldiers turned terrorists. Zemo agrees to help Bucky and the Falcon, and with his advice, they follow Karli Morgenthau’s trail. He easily extracts information from a child in one of the refugee camps and escapes from the Wakandan forces while the Dora Milaje fight Sam and Bucky. He is also known to be a master tactician, as he is the mastermind behind the Avengers division in Captain America: Civil War.
2 Sharon Carter becomes the power charger and creates a criminal empire
First appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Peggy Carter’s idealistic great-niece undergoes a big change after being seen as a traitor to the US government. Tired and angry, she travels to Madripoor where she turns to a life of crime. She becomes the Power Broker, controlling most of Madripoor’s criminal underworld. After the series ended, she was pardoned for helping Steve Rogers during Captain America: Civil War, which allows him to further expand his criminal empire.
1 Wilfred Nagel recreates the Super-Soldier serum
Throughout the history of the MCU, many scientists have attempted to recreate Abraham Erskine’s Super-Soldier serum. Bruce Banner’s experience notably led him to transform into the Hulk. The only one who really succeeds is Dr Wilfred Nagel.
Certainly he had an advantage. He worked to create the serum with Hydra and the CIA, and he was eventually given a blood sample from super-soldier Isaiah Bradley. It is thanks to experiments on the blood of Isaiah that Wilfred succeeds in unraveling the secrets of the serum. Unfortunately, this draws bad attention to him and he is killed by Baron Zemo.
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