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The History of Wanda and Vision’s Relationship in the MCU

Spoiler Warning: This blog post contains spoilers for several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” and the Disney+ series “WandaVision.” Proceed with caution if you haven’t seen these films or the series yet.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has given us some of the greatest superhero films of all time. From Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame, these films have captured our imaginations and thrilled us with their action-packed stories. But beyond the epic battles and dazzling special effects, the MCU has also given us some of the most heartfelt and emotional moments in cinema history. One such moment is the relationship between Vision and Wanda (also known as Scarlet Witch), which has been depicted as both complicated and tragic. Here’s a closer look at their relationship in the films.

In What Film Do Vision and Wanda Get Together

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Vision (affectionately named ‘Vis’) and Wanda (also known as Scarlet Witch) first meet and begin a romantic relationship in the film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Their relationship is further explored and developed in the Disney+ television series WandaVision (2021), which takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019).

The Full Timeline:

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Vision and Wanda’s relationship first begins to take shape in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In this film, they meet during the events of the battle with Ultron. When Wanda is thrown from a building, Vision swoops in to save her, and she later returns the favour by using her powers to destroy Ultron’s primary body. Although their relationship is not fully explored in this film, it’s clear that there is a mutual respect and understanding between them.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

In Captain America: Civil War, Vision and Wanda find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict between the Avengers. Vision is in favour of government oversight, while Wanda opposes it. Despite their differing opinions, Vision is protective of Wanda and tries to keep her safe during the battle in Germany. Their relationship is not the focus of this film, but their scenes together are poignant and meaningful.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

In Avengers: Infinity War, Vision and Wanda’s relationship takes centre stage. They are shown to be living together in Scotland and are in a romantic relationship. When Thanos and his forces arrive to take the Mind Stone from Vision’s forehead, Wanda is forced to destroy it to prevent Thanos from obtaining it. This act ultimately leads to Vision’s death, and Wanda’s grief is palpable.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Although Vision is not alive in Avengers: Endgame, Wanda’s grief over his death is explored. She tells Hawkeye that she knows what it’s like to lose someone she loves, referring to Vision. Later in the film, when the Avengers are battling Thanos and his army, Wanda confronts Thanos and nearly defeats him, fueled by her anger and sadness over losing Vision.

WandaVision (2021)

WandaVision is a Disney+ series that focuses heavily on Wanda and Vision’s relationship, it was also the first series in Marvels Phase 4. It takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and explores Wanda’s grief and trauma following Vision’s death. Through a series of alternate realities and time periods, Wanda is able to briefly live with a version of Vision. Ultimately, Wanda has to confront the fact that she can’t bring Vision back to life and must come to terms with his death. The series is a poignant and emotional exploration of love, loss, and grief.

Wanda After Vision

After coping with her grief, or starting to in WandaVision, Wandas next appearance in the MCU was in Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of madness where she is the main villain. She is just a mother who is trying to track down her children across the multiverse and will not let anyone stop her. 

The relationship between Vision and Wanda in the MCU films is a testament to the power of love and the depths of grief. While their time together was brief, their bond was shown to be strong and meaningful. Through their journey, we see that even in the face of tragedy, love can endure. The MCU films have given us many great moments, but the relationship between Vision and Wanda is one that will stay with us for a long time.