|Former citizen of Transia, naturalized Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Wundagore Mountain, Transia, Europe|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Mystically augmented mutation resulting in an ability to alter probabilities and create natural effects which seem magical in nature via "hex spheres" created of psionic force.
Rudimentary knowledge of sorcery enabling the ability for greater control of her mutation. An affinity with substances of the natural and supernatural world.
Note: The Scarlet Witch's powers have about an 80% reliability factor which is determined by her physical and mental health. She is only able to cast her spells against objects and subjects within her immediate line of sight.
Avengers Vol. 1 & 3
Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol. 1 & 2
West Coast Avengers Vol. 2
|X-Men Vol. 1 #4 (March, 1964)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
After manifesting his mutant abilities, the gypsy woman Magda fled in fear from her husband Erik. The newly pregnant woman took refuge in the High Evolutionary's scientific citadel of Wundagore in the Balkan mountains of the small nation of Transia. There she was cared for by Bova, a woman evolved from a female cow by the High Evolutionary. After Magda gave birth to twins she secreted away in the night to leave the children in Bova's care.
Days after the twins' birth Wundagore would be visited by Robert and Madeline Frank (Whizzer I & Miss America), who were seeking help with the delivery of their child. Bova intended to present the twins after their child was born, but the child and Madeline Frank died from complications. Bova still presented the twins to Robert Frank as his biological children in a hopes of assuaging his grief over the loss of his wife. Frank's grief was still too fresh and he was unable to accept the children. Desperate to give the children human parents, Bova presented them to her master the High Evolutionary, who in turn left them in the care of a gypsy couple camped nearby, Django and Marya Maximoff, who had lost their own twin children during a war.
The twins matured believing that the Maximoffs were their biological parents, and after a time so did Django Maximoff. When they reached adolescence Wanda and Pietro developed peculiar talents.
After being separated from their adoptive parents the twins wandered Europe. When they were threatened by local villagers they were rescued by Magneto who recognizing their gifts as mutations and recruited them into his Brotherhood of Mutants, as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
The twins would serve Magneto out of both a sense of obligation and fear. When Magneto was defeated by the extraterrestrial Stranger the twins would petition for membership in the Avengers where they have both served long and heroic careers.