WandaVision Episode 7 reveals the true faces of some of the characters in the series. With its share of answers, the series also asks new questions with the appearance of a mysterious magical object. Warning, spoilers.
Warning, spoilers. You are advised to have viewed all seven episodes of WandaVision available on Disney + before continuing to read this article.
The episodes of WandaVision follow each other but are not alike. Little by little, the veil is lifted on some mysteries and the seventh episode finally reveals the true face of neighbor Agnes (Kathryn Hahn), who is actually Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch in the Marvel comics. The fans had seen it right from the start and this new chapter confirms the suspicions around this character, who manipulates the strange events unfolding in Westview. But this revelation brings its share of new questions. What did she do to Tommy and Billy, children of Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)? What is its real purpose?
Is the book the Darkhold?
A first part of the answer can be hidden behind a mysterious object that can be seen in the basement, which looks like a dungeon, by Agatha Harkness. In its landmark, we see a mystical book prominently placed in the middle of the objects and other occult relics present in the room. This book could be a new take on the Darkhold, a grimoire, well known to fans of the comics, which contains all kinds of magical and demonic knowledge. Also known as the Book of Sins or the Book of Spells, the Darkhold is made of dark matter from the hellish dimension and has been the object of the lust of characters in the Marvel Universe, such as Red Skull and Nick Fury.
You should know that the Darkhold has already appeared in the Marvel universe in the Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s Runaways series. In WandaVision, it could be a more comic-book version of the Darkhold that is billed there as the most powerful of the dark grimoires created by the Ancient God Chthon, who gathered all of the evil spells in existence. Some pages of the Darkhold have been copied from the Book of Cagliostro, which appears in Doctor Strange. It is worth remembering that The Book of Cagliostro was stolen by Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) used the book to defeat Kaecilius and learned that the Elder (Tilda Swinton) was using the powers of the infernal dimension to live longer.
Given that WandaVision begins the premises of the Multiverse at the heart of the second part of Doctor Strange, called In the Multiverse of Madness, this theory could be verified especially that Doctor Strange learned to handle temporalities with the Stone of Time. Could it be that the God Chthon is the demonic entity behind the events in Westview and that he is working with Agatha Harkness? In the comics, Chthon had taken hold of Scarlet Witch’s mind before she was saved by the Avengers. She then takes revenge with a new team and defeats Chthon, who in the meantime had taken possession of Quicksilver’s body. However in WandaVision, Agatha Harkness seems to manipulate the mind of Pietro / Peter Maximoff alias Quicksilver (Evan Peters). It remains to be seen if he is just an illusion or if Agatha Harkness took him out of his reality to bring him back into Wanda’s and take the place of Pietro, normally played in the MCU by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Or the Nexus?
It is precisely the presence of Evan Peters (Quicksilver in the X-Men franchise) in WandaVision that raises many questions. If Agatha Harkness brought him from another reality, the book in her lair may contain the Realities Nexus. The logo on the book does not look like the Darkhold and orange light shoots out of the book. Even though in the comics, the Realities Nexus is in a swamp in Louisiana, we know it can be in many places and many universes at the same time. The Reality Nexus is a cosmic phenomenon and a place where all realities intersect. It links the whole Multiverse with interdimensional portals.
Moreover, the advertisement broadcast in episode 7 carries a drug called Nexus, an antidepressant that allows you to choose your reality. Agatha Harkness could therefore use the Nexus and its powers to interweave realities and cause harm to Wanda. Yet Agatha Harkness is not an evil witch in the comics. Is she also in the grip of a more powerful demonic entity like Mephisto, whose fragments of her soul made it possible to create Tommy and Billy in the comics, or does she work with him? Can the rabbit that Agatha Harkness is holding be important? Some fans believe it would be Doctor Strange the witch transformed.
As for the fly seen on the curtains, it could be Mephisto, an extra-dimensional demon who first appeared as a fly in the comics. He could have used the Nexus, which could be the origin of the “Hex” around Westview since it is stored in its middle and underground. Everything in Westview is real but altered and modified to fit the vibe of a sitcom and specific decade. After all, Wanda has explained on several occasions that she doesn’t know how it all started and that she isn’t the only one responsible. With two episodes remaining, the mystery about this magical book should be quickly resolved and we should know its influence in the next Marvel films, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in mind.