WandaVision’s twins’ powers and backstory, explained by the comics

WandaVision had a great deal of tricks up its sleeve when it started, however perhaps the most significant was that Wanda and the Vision’s comics kids would end up being such a huge part of the program. As comic readers understand, Billy and Tommy have their own origin stories, superpowers, and superhero identities as a spell-slinging magic user similar to their mother, and a zippy speedster similar to their Uncle Pietro.

However the story of Wanda and Vision’s kids in the comics is a more complex matter than you may believe. Let’s unload whatever that WandaVision has actually given the table up until now as the program both mimics TELEVISION comedies and brushes versus comics history.

[Ed. note: This story contains spoilers for WandaVision through episode 6.]

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The 2nd episode of WandaVision ended with a surprise: Wanda’s sudden-onset pregnancy. However truthfully, it wasn’t weirder than Wanda or Vision’s powers — or that they’re caught in a world that’s stammering forward through a brand-new years of comedy history every day. In the 3rd episode, “Now in Color,” Wanda ultimately delivers, albeit at an extremely irregular speed, to a set of twins. By episode 5, the twins have actually accelerated their age as much as 10, and by 6 they’ve established their own superpowers and outfits!

In the comics, Wanda and the Vision do have kids. Notoriously so, you may state. Here’s the comics background that the makers of WandaVision are pulling from.

Billy and Tommy’s superpowers originate from household

In Marvel comic connection, the Scarlet Witch and Vision have twin young boys: Billy Kaplan and Tommy Shepherd. Tommy, who passes Speed, took after Wanda’s own twin sibling Pietro/Quicksilver. He’s a timeless Marvel speedster, efficient in ranging from the East Coast of the United States to the East Coast of Africa faster than it takes you to read this sentence.

Billy, whose superhero name has actually varied gradually from “Wiccan” to “Asgardian” to “Demiurge,” acquired the Scarlet Witch’s wonderful, truth warping powers. By voicing what he wishes to happen, and concentrating on the concept of it, Billy can make practically anything occur. In Marvel Comics he has actually typically been illustrated as a future follower to Physician Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme.

However you may be questioning why Billy and Tommy have various surnames, and why neither of those surnames are Wanda’s. It’s due to the fact that they’re really the reincarnations of the Scarlet Witch and Vision’s dead twins, unwittingly raised by 2 various sets of entirely typical birth moms and dads.

The Scarlet Witch and the Vision got wed in 1975’s Avengers #4, and in 1986’s The Vision and the Scarlet Witch, the 2 had a set of twin young boys, Billy and Tommy. How does a robotic dad kids? Well, you don’t need to stress over biological logistics when your other half is a witch who can utilize her powers to turn wonderful energy into genuine live children.

However comics are not kind to couples who need to compete with with tiresome narrative stumbling blocks like “who’s taking care of the kids while we fight bad guys” and “given the tenuous nature of time in superhero comics, how old are these babies anyway?” In 1989’s Avengers West Coast #52, it was exposed that the children were constructed of hell energy, and Mephisto desired it back. The supreme devil of Marvel comics unmade the Wanda and Vision’s children, and they were childless (and separated, for unassociated factors) again.

Wiccan and Speed, the reincarnated infant sons of the Scarlet Witch and Vision, on the cover of Young Avengers Presents #3, Marvel Comics (2008). They both wear skintight costumes. Wiccan accessorizes with a headband and tattered red cloak, while Speed wears goggles with yellow lenses and his hair is completely white.

Wiccan (left) and Speed.
Image: Jim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor/Marvel Comics

In the 2000s, Billy and Tommy were reintroduced as teenage superheroes and hired into the Young Avengers group. Over a series of experiences they found that Mephisto hadn’t been entirely effective in reabsorbing the souls of infant Billy and Tommy. Those souls had actually been reincarnated, as the kids of entirely typical human beings Jeff and Rebecca Kaplan and Frank and Mary Shepherd, respectively. Today, Tommy is dating the superhero Prodigy/David Alleyne, and Billy is wed to his long-time fiancé Teddy Altman, who is likewise the Emperor of the Kree/Skrull Alliance.

Despite The Fact That they had various mother and fathers, and matured in entirely various households, Billy and Tommy looked precisely like each other and were twins. And the Scarlet Witch was their mother, and the Vision was their daddy.

That’s comics, infant! Er, children.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.