Wanda Maximoff, aka The Scarlet Witch, is an icon of Marvel Comics. She began her history as a member of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants alongside her twin brother, Quicksilver, although both twins soon switched sides to become members of the Avengers.
As both a mutant and an Avenger, the Scarlet Witch has a stake in two of the most important factions in the Marvel Universe. However, her importance goes beyond even this. In the comics, Wanda is the Nexus being of Earth-616, the main Marvel Universe.
As a Nexus, her reality and probability altering powers mean she can affect the universal time-stream. Any children of hers are also likely to be exceptionally powerful.
Now, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe getting ready to dive into the multiverse in Phase 4, their own version of the Scarlet Witch is set to become a lot more important. The MCU's Wanda, played by Elizabeth Olsen, will soon take centre stage in the upcoming Disney Plus series WandaVision, and if the trailer is anything to go by, her reality-warping powers will be on full display.
To prepare for the mind-bending madness of WandaVision, here's six Scarlet Witch comics everyone should check out before the series hits Disney+ in December.